Standouts Lack of Element Lack of Quality Lack of House Emphasis and Unaspected Planets

What is a standout? Actually, it can be many different things. It can be the lack of a particular quality or element, or a planet that is unaspected. It may be an obvious planetary configuration, like a stellium of planets or a T-Square. It could be anything in the horoscope that even the beginning student will zoom in on, and when the teacher asks, "What made you look at this first?" the student will invariably answer, "Because it stands out!" In this lesson we will be discussing these standouts.

The Lack of an Element in the Horoscope

In the horoscope blanks we used in Volume One, as well as in this volume, you will find that at the bottom of the page we have an aspectarian. On the left side we do the actual aspecting of one planet to the other; on the right side there is a tabulation of certain indicators we consider important in delineating. These include the qualities, elements, types of house (broken down into angular, succedent and cadent — relating to the qualities), types of house (broken down into life, substance, relationships and endings — relating to the elements), planetary dignities, exaltations, detriment, and fall, the chart patterns (Lesson 10), the chart ruler and final dispositor (Lesson 9), mutual receptions (Lesson 9), and the critical degrees (Lesson 18).

As you look at the horoscope and mark these areas, you will quickly notice if any of the qualities or elements, or any other important factors, are missing. If, for example, you look at the horoscope of Farrah Fawcett, (see page 32) you can see that she has no planets in the earth element in her chart. However, if you look at the house division at the bottom of her horoscope, you will note that she has three planets in the houses of substance (relating to the earth element). Saturn and Pluto are in her 2nd house, which relates to Taurus, and Venus is in her sixth house, which relates to Virgo. This tells us that the traits we associate with the earth element are there, some of the Taurus earthiness of the 2nd house will help her keep her feet on the ground. Venus in Sagittarius can fly off in many directions and scatter its affections, but its position in the 6th (Virgo) house adds a shade of "Let's think before we act," "Let's analyze this," and of course, "Let's buckle down to work."

Suppose that you have a horoscope in which there are no planets in earth and none in the Houses of Substance either. You will find this to be an individual whose feet are not on the ground, who has trouble holding on to money because it does not mean much, someone who dreams impossible dreams but rarely puts these dreams to practical use. And most difficult of all, these people find it hard to differentiate between that which really matters ("matter" is quite earthy and practical) and that which is unimportant and passing. They make mountains out of molehills, and rarely have time to get right down to the nitty-gritty. Writer Zelda Fitzgerald, ever zany, ever flitting, always seeking and rarely finding, well represents this type of lack.

Famous personalities with no earth but quite a few planets in the Houses of Substance include authors Mark Twain, Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller, the Duchess of Windsor and baseball star Joe di Maggio. These people also grope for reality, but usually manage to find facets of it. Mark Twain, who was an idealist and a very impractical man, most realistically described his youth on the Mississippi in many of his books. For another example see Ernie Pyle's chart on page 47. He may seem very anchored, despite his lack of planets in earth, because with Capricorn (earth) on the Ascendant he came across as a very responsible type of person.

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Name Ernie Pyle Date August 3, 1900 Time 17:00 (5:00 PM) CST Place Dana, IN Long. 87W29 Lat. 39N48

No Earth

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No fire says it in those two words. These individuals lack that certain spark. You may feel like lighting a fire under them because they show little or no enthusiasm. They can be most dutiful, practical, ambitious, intelligent, intellectual and all else their horoscope promises, but they lack that certain flair. The motivation does not stem from a wish to expand and grow (Leo/Sagittarius) nor from that inner push to try and dare (Aries), rather it springs from a need or a wish to succeed. Scientist Louis Pasteur with a stellium in ambitious Capricorn serves as a good example.

If the fire element is missing but the Houses of Life are occupied, some of the fiery feeling is present, but it is not so obvious. Think of ice skater Kurt Browning, a rather quiet person, hut. a ball of fire when skating. Actress Merle Oberon with her beautiful vet nearly expressionless face falls in the same category. Other examples are actor Vincent Price, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and baseball great Babe Ruth. Kurt Browning's chart can be found below.

Name Kurt Browning Date June 18, 1966 Time 10:28 (AM) MST Place Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, CAN Long. 114W55 Lat. 52N22

No Fire

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When there is no air and the Houses of Relationships are unoccupied, the sensory and mental abilities are either lacking or hampered and the emphasis is directed elsewhere. Since air is considered the element of communication (Gemini/Mercury) these persons have to find a totally different way of communicating, using whatever talent or potential they have to express themselves. Air is associated with the ability to intellectualize, to understand abstract concepts, to push aside the emotions and view matters in a factual, objective way (Aquarius/l Iranus). Air also shows how we relate to otliers socially (Libra). 11'tin sc abilities are missing, then the emotions J11^ take over or somr other manner of coping must be found. Vincent Van Gogh is a good example of an individual with no air ;in(' no planets in the Houses of Relationships. You can see his chart (>" page 58.

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exemplified by actor Marlon Brando (see page 85) who in '''s mumbling way created a new style of communicating, making rather unintelligible diction chic. Another example is actor Du3',in Hoffman (see his chart below.) who has no planets in air, but Saturn in the 3rd, Pluto and Sun in the 7th and Mars in the J1^1 house. He, just as Marlon Brando, and Jack Nicholson has a ver.Y distinctive way of speaking, and each in his own way, overcompenS^es for the lack of planets in air.

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Name Dustin Hoffman Date August 8, 1937 Time 17:07 (5:07 PM) PST Place Los Angeles, CA Long. 118W14 Lat. 34N03

No Air

No water and no planets in the Houses of Endings indicate a person who lacks sensitivity or the ability to feel deeply and intuitively. It usually denotes someone whose emotions are well controlled, who is not influenced by his environment and generally does not show his moods. Every human being has feelings, and so does the person who lacks water planets, but these people express their feelings on a different level. Their motivation will not be to nurture (Cancer) or feel deeply (Scorpio) or know intuitively (Pisces); some other elements take over. Jeffrey MacDonald, accused of stabbing his two children and wife to death, has no water and no planets in houses of endings. He seemed very controlled and unemotional throughout his trials, being first acquitted, and then convicted on retrial. His chart is below.

Name Jeffrey Mac Donald No Water Source

Name Jeffrey Mac Donald No Water Source

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exemplified by actress Marlene Dietrich and boxer Mull ■ m . ) Ali Both seem cool, collected and unemotional. Yet all who knew M.n It-nc's love for her daughter and the Hausfrau streak in her, rraliz«- iliat strong 4th house was at work. And by observing Muhammal Ali v can feel that behind the facade of "I am the greatest" is a caring and even emotional human being. Other examples are entertainer Maurice Chevalier, Senator Margaret Chase Smith, opera manager Rudolf Bing and dictator Adolf Hitler.

One of the most interesting phenomena of the lack of an element is to be found when the lacking element occupies the Ascendant.

The over-compensation seems total, and the entire outer personality (Ascendant), the way people see you, is represented by the missing element. Napoleon Bonaparte lacked air but had a Libra Ascendant, and typified the Libra strategist. The man found it necessary to wage war in order to balance the scales. He desperately needed to communicate his ideas and beliefs in the form of the Napoleonic Codes and he wanted a partner, or two or three or four, to relate to. Other good examples are Vanessa Redgrave and Princess Stephanie of Monaco, with no fire in the chart but Leo Ascendants. Nutritionist Adelle Davis and Ernie Pyle (see page 47) with no earth but Capricorn Ascendants, and artist Toulouse Lautrec with no water but a Scorpio Ascendant.

The Lack of a Quality in the Horoscope

Just as we look for compensatory factors in the Houses of Life, Substance, Relationships and Endings when an element is lacking, so we look to the angular, succedent, or cadent houses when we find one of the qualities absent. There are four elements but only three qualities, thus you are less likely to find persons lacking a quality and the corresponding house position to compensate for this lack — but there are some.

If you rethink the basic keywords for the qualities you can imagine what might happen if some quality is totally lacking in a horoscope. If the cardinal quality is absent, the cardinal initiative, action, quickness, pioneering spirit, ambition and ardor gives way to "Let George do it!" Whatever action is taken is as easily motivated out of self-pity, "Nothing ever goes right for me," rather than by a true sense of direction or priority. On the other hand, if this person has the possibility for creative endeavor or spiritual involvement, he can go further than many others who are so busy doing that they allow themselves too little time to be. Lindbergh's baby kidnapper Bruno Hauptmann whose chart is below was a good example of the "Nothing ever goes right for me" type.

Name Bruno Hauptman No Cardinal Source

Date November 26, 1899 Radiogram from

Name Bruno Hauptman No Cardinal Source

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I f a quality is missing by planetary position but is placed on the

Ascendant, as we saw in those lacking a certain element, the individual again seems to overcompensate for this lack. Actress Barbra Streisand has no cardinal planets but a cardinal (Aries) Ascendant and it would be hard to find a more active, energetic, ambitious, go-getter-type person. (See her chart on page 73.)

The fixed individual is one who is stable, resolute, fixed in his ways, perhaps a bit stubborn, but loyal and reliable. He achieves slowly but surely When the fixed quality is lacking the person may lack in the ability to see things through. He may have guts, daring and great ideas, but someone else usually has to finish what he starts. Yet, even lacking stability when used positively he can be freer than others, less burdened by his own entrenchment, able to change and grow without the pains that so often go with changes. Actor Errol Flynn, see his chart below, singer Nelson Eddy and poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning are some examples.

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Name Errol Flynn Date June 20, 1909 Time 2:25 (AM) AEST Place Hobart, Australia Long. 147E19 Lat. 42S53

No Fixed

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When the mutable quality is lacking the individual may lack some of the versatility, adaptability and changeability so well represented in the common (mutable) signs. This may indicate that the person is very dependable and one-directional, often to the point of being a bore, too set in many ways and demanding that others be as perfect. On the other hand, the mutable signs as a group are very involved with others, in fact nearly dependent on them; if that need is absent, it frees the individual to be his own person, to grow and evolve in his own way without worrying what others say or think. A very typical example is one directional, multi billionaire, Microsoft founder, Bill Gates. (See below.) Also, writer Romain Rolland and composer Camille Saint-Saens are fine examples.

Name Bill Gates No Mutable Source

Date October 28, 1955 Biography

Name Bill Gates No Mutable Source

Date October 28, 1955 Biography

Lack of House Emphasis

This entails the reverse procedure from the way we handled the elements and qualities. To compensate for any lacks in the Houses of Life, Substance, Relationships and Endings, look to the elements. Lacks of planets in angular, succedent or cadent houses are helped by planets in cardinal, fixed or mutable signs. A lack of house emphasis is not as important as lacks of an element or quality, but they should be observed, since any lack indicates a certain imbalance.

The Houses of Life unoccupied may indicate a lack of inspiration or idealism, or even a certain difficulty in planning for the future. After all, we are talking of the 1st, 5th and 9th houses. Heiress Patty Hearst serves as an example. See her chart below.

Name Patty Hearst No Houses Source

Name Patty Hearst No Houses Source

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No planets in the Houses of Substance often denote: individuals who may have a hard time deciding on a vocation or who tend ! <> Ilmmder in their sense of values. With the 2nd, 6th and 10t.li lion,..- . empty, he maybe catapulted into a career by circumstances rather Hi m .Hligent preparation. Author Hermann Hesse (page 43), druj* > leader Timothy Leary (page 118) and zany author Zelda Kil,/.|ierald (see below) all have charts that well illustrate the problem al. iunid.

Name Zelda Fitzgerald No Houses of Source

Name Zelda Fitzgerald No Houses of Source

If the Houses of Relationships (3rd, 7th, and 11th) are not occupied, we may find someone to whom any form of relating is but a minor subject. Therefore he could be the eternal bachelor (or she the spinster), or more often, persons more interested in their career or avocation rather than relationships, such as, five times married, mega star Judy Garland who didn't like being alone, but had little time to work on her relationships, (see below).

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Name Judy Garland Date June 10, 1922 Time 6:00 (AM) CST Place Grand Rapids, MN Long. 93W31 Lat. 47N14

No Houses of Relationship

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No planets in the Houses of Endings (4th, 8th and 12th) may indicate a lack of depth or sensitivity, but most often it shows great difficulty or even fear of looking within. Actor Orson Welles, (page 75) Queen Elizabeth II and artist Vincent van Gogh (below) all illustrate the problem.

Name Vincent Van Gogh No House of Source

Name Vincent Van Gogh No House of Source

A chart of a famous person with no planets in angular houses is hard to find, since the angles .in- associated with action, and without some kind of action there i le. s chance of fame. Barbara Hutton is one whose fame was due to h< • lat her's wealth, not to her own initiative. You can find her chart. I »-low. Lack of planets in the 1 st, 4th, 7th and 10th houses indicates someone who prefers to work with or through others. Their drive can be lackluster and they need cardinal planets to help them become active, such as Mayflower Madam Sydney Biddle Barrows, actors Marcello Mastroianni and Robert Redford as well as singers Regine Crespin and Lily Pons.

No planets in succedent houses is less serious than no planets in the angles, and with some fixed planets in the chart the compensation is rather easy. Yet a certain balance is missing, see Benito Mussolini's chart below. Despite three fixed planets and a fixed Ascendant, this chart is very unbalanced, especially with all the planets in a small segment and all above the horizon, looking for power.

Name Benito Mussolini Date July 29, 1883 Time 14:00 (2:00 PM) LMT Place Dovia El Predappio, Italy

Long. 12E02 Lat. 44N13

No Succedent Houses

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» nipi v eadent houses again are far less important than em|il\ in)'.l< .md easy to balance with some mutable planets in the hor<HM-<>|N 'Hie lack would show in such areas as adaptability, versatility or mniiililv or any other words you may choose in order to illustrate the iinl (¡l.h, 9th and 12th houses. Agood example is Prince Charles of Enj i id (whose chart is below) as well as horoscopes of attorney Melvin Belli, (in Peter Fonda, Ryan O'Neal and Bill Bixby and i uitor Amelia EarharL

The Unaspected Planet

A totally unaspected planet is nearly impossible to find; however, a planet lacking what we call major aspects to it (conjunctions, sextiles, squares, quincunxes, trines and oppositions) does exist, and when it does, the pattern generated is most interesting. Do not conclude that such a planet is weak, because it does not integrate with the rest of the chart. To the contrary, it works doubly hard, as if to compensate

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Dale November 14, 1948 Time 21:14 (9:14 PM) Place London, England Long. 0W10 Lat. 51N30

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for the fact that it stands alone. This solo performance can sometimes be exhausting, but it is rarely dull! A great deal depends upon which of the planets is unaspected, the sign it is in and the house it occupies.

The Sun representing your individuality, inner self and the heart of the chart, without aspects to other planets will manifest in several ways, all of them very important, because this is the Inner You we are talking about. If You stand by yourself, alone, and whatever you do is done without encumbrance or worry about others, then the other parts of yourself — such as your thinking, feeling, ambitions, partners, family — can be different. Within you are whatever the Sun wishes you to be. You may work hard at it, but it will be relatively easy because nothing and nobody can stop you. Queen IvV ibeth II who dared to be human though a queen, independent "I'll do my own thing" actress Mia Farrow, female jockey Robyn Smith-Ast,aire, first to break a taboo, and painter Vincent Van Gogh are good examples. See Robyn's chart below.

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Name Robyn Smith-Astaire Date August 14, 1944 Time 00:03 (12:03 AM) PWT Place San Francisco, CA Long. 122W25 Lat. 37N46

Unaspected Sun

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The Moon shows your emotions, feelings, needs, habits and instincts. When unaspected, if the rest of the chart confirms this, it can lead to tremendous worldly achievement. Nothing stands in your way as much as your emotions. They prevent you from thinking clearly, from showing your love and affection for fear of being rejected and from pursuing your goals for fear of hurting others or failing, and, of course, many other things. By not becoming emotionally involved you may miss out on the most important aspect of life — namely truly relating to another human being. However, all practical areas of life will be much easier to fulfill without emotional trauma or hang-ups. Louis Pasteur, the great French scientist, had an unaspected Gemini Moon in his 8th house. In his case, the rest of his chart confirms the drive for concrete achievements and the ability to succeed since he has a six-planet stellium in Capricorn in his 3rd house ruled by an angular Saturn in Taurus that trines this stellium. Actor Paul Newman, (see his chart below) and interestingly enough, his wife Joanne Woodward, also have an unaspected Moon.

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