Unaspected Pluto

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puts fire out by smothering it. And again Aries, thinking of himself as the most important and best of the signs, after all, he is Number One in the Zodiac, feels he has to fight back or be extinguished. That is why a square manifests so much tension and challenge and that is why you need squares in order to make something of yourself, to fight for survival, even to overcome the powerful influence of your parents, astrologically represented by the 4th and 10th, the Cancer/ Capricorn houses.

If there are no squares in your chart, you may not be aware of the lack; in fact you could have a difficult life, just like everyone else, but you will tell others that everything is just perfect, life is good and it's fun to be alive. The tensions or apprehensions that others innately feel seem to be absent. Since no square ever pressures you into overcoming obstacles, you choose to ignore all difficulties and happily live with the status quo. There is only one problem, when real trouble starts you do not quite know how to cope and either run away from it or internalize your feelings. You are not used to fighting or squarely facing a problem and unless your chart offers other strong points

Name Charles A. Lindbergh No Squares Source

Date February 4, 1902 Birth Records

Name Charles A. Lindbergh No Squares Source

Date February 4, 1902 Birth Records

(conjunctions and/or oppositions), you may have a difficult time accomplishing as much as you want. Some famous people lacking squares are aviator Charles Lindbergh, (see chart on page 72), Treasure Island author Robert Louis Stevenson, film director Bernardo Bertolucci and,'ihotographer Ansel Adams.

Lack of Oppositions doing back to the flat chart you can see pioneering, self-oriented Aries trying to tell the world that he needs nobody, until one day he realizes that his fire cannot burn unless Libra's air fans it. II«- may come on too strong and make Libra mad enough to blow up a real firestorm, but eventually Aries will become aware that no man is an island. After all, Aries is represented by Mars and Libra by Venus, and what can be more fun than pairing fiery Mars and charming Venus. Therefore the opposition teaches you to become aware of others and by doing that, becoming aware of your own needs too. Aries needs Libra's air, and Libra needs Aries'warmth. Aries needs Libra to add manner and style to its rather aggressive nature. Libra needs Aries to stop procrastinating, so together they can benefit by each other's polarities.

Name Barbra Streisand No Oppositions Source

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Name Barbra Streisand No Oppositions Source

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When there is no opposition, the need to become aware, the need to relate to others is not innately there and has to be learned on the hard road of experience. But since these people are unaware that they have a hard time relating, they really feel that they have excellent understanding of others, including business or marriage partners. When suddenly faced with the fact that something is amiss, they truly do not know what the partner is talking about. As they often get burned, they may shy away from any close relationships, since "It never works out anyway." Look for compensating factors, such as strong squares, to spur these people on to face themselves and their shortcomings. Entertainer Fanny Brice, so ably portrayed by oppositionless Barbra Streisand (see chart on page 73) in Funny Girl and Funny Lady serves as one good illustration. Other examples are actor Dustin Hoffman, (see chart on page 49) atheist Madelyn Murray O'Hair, and talk show host Geraldo Rivera.

Lack of Conjunctions There are many charts without conjunctions. Anyone with a widely dispersed chart may not have a

Name Clint Eastwood No Conjunctions Source

Date May 31, 1930 Birth Certificate

Name Clint Eastwood No Conjunctions Source

Date May 31, 1930 Birth Certificate

conjunction. This type of chart can indicate a very versatile person. As one door closes, the next one opens. The conjunction stands for the drive and action inherent in two planets placed in Aries in the first house. If that, li-eling is lacking, the person may scatter their energies or be too nnilti Ifccti-d. Yet a good square can compensate for the lack. Actresses Jane I'onda and Mia Farrow, poet/playwright Gabrielle D'Annunzio id Clare Boothe Luce, dress designer Oleg Cassini and actor Clint Eastwood whose chart is on page 74 all serve as good examples.

Lack of Quincunxes (Inconjuncts) In the flat chart the quincunx relates to the attitude of Aries versus Virgo or Aries versus Scorpio. Aries is active, c rdinal and fire — Virgo is passive, mutable and earth while Scorpio is passive, fixed and water. Everything is different. There isn't one thing these signs have in common, therefore they may find it particularly difficult to relate to each other, understand each other's needs or wants. Again Aries is put on the defensive because earth and water threaten his fire. But the aspect is not angular; therefore the threat, is more psychological (Scorpio's 8th house) or mental

Name Orson Welles No Quincunxes Source

Date May 6, 1915 Birth Certificate

Name Orson Welles No Quincunxes Source

Date May 6, 1915 Birth Certificate

(Virgo's 6th house). Our favorite keywords for quincunxes are "adjustment" when used positively and "compromise" when used negatively. People lacking quincunxes in the chart may not even know what it feels like to adjust to someone else's needs or wishes. They may have an occasional twinge of discomfort, as if they know that something is expected of them, but they don't quite know what, because basically they think only of their own feelings. Some good examples are playwright Bertold Brecht, composer Richard Wagner, "Beatles" drummer Ringo Starr, violinist Yehudi Menuhin and director Orson Welles, whose chart is on page 75.

Lack of Trines or Sextiles It is rare to find a chart which lacks both trines and sextiles. Many charts lack one or the other and one can compensate for the other. The so-called hard aspects give you the push necessary to achieve while trines bring ease and flow and sextiles the opportunities to make good use of the hard aspects. Sextiles and trines serve as excellent outlets for the tensions manifested by the harder aspects.

Name Emily Dickinson No Trilies Source

Date December 10, 1830 Photo of

Name Emily Dickinson No Trilies Source

Date December 10, 1830 Photo of

When sextiles or trines are lacking, the individual may have to work a bit more to achieve, but unless both are missing, the compensatory factors are easy to find. If both sextiles and trines are lacking, the tension and challenge may become too much and the person gives up and does little or nothing, or tries to find another easy way which at times can mean indulging in criminal acts. Some famous personalities lacking trines are poet Emily Dickinson, (see chart on page 76) author Simone de Beauvoir, actress Jodie Foster, composer/ author producer/actor Noel Coward and actor Patrick Swayze. Examples of those lacking sextiles are authors Truman Capote and Gertrude Stein, opera singer Placido Domingo, (see his chart below) boxer Muhammed Ali, both Queen Elizabeth II of England and Queen Beatrix of Holland.

Name Placido Domingo No Sextiles Source

Name Placido Domingo No Sextiles Source

Configurations

Configurations do not stand out as obviously as some of the previous features we have discussed. Yet, configurations are one of the most important components to consider in delineating a horoscope. In Volume One we briefly described some of the major configurations. By configuration we mean: three or more planets joined together by aspect that in so doing form a geometric pattern. For example, two planets in opposition, each squared by a third planet, form a T-square or T-cross. In Joan Sutherland's horoscope (page 250) we find Venus at 10° Scorpio 36' in opposition to Mars at 10° Taurus 12' with both planets squaring her Midheaven at 7° Aquarius. If you were to draw lines to show these aspects you would end up with a perfect "T."

Assume that she also has a planet in her 4th house in the early degrees of Leo (Neptune in her horoscope is out of orb), then she would have another kind of configuration, called a grand cross or grand square. Again, if you connect these points you will see that it looks like a cross - Mars opposing Venus and the Midheaven opposing some planet in Leo, Mars and Venus square the MC and planet X also square Mars and Venus. In this case we are dealing with a fixed T-square or fixed grand cross, for all of the points are in fixed signs. T-squares and grand crosses can occur in any of the three qualities. In the T-square three planets and three houses are tied together; as one acts, the other two are automatically involved. In fact we have automatic and innate integration in all configurations. All planets and houses involved are tied together, working in tandem whether or not they are compatible.

The Grand Cross

With the grand cross or grand square you are dealing with four planets and four houses. Four planets are interrelating and involving four areas of life and possibly ruling some other houses or arenas. By pulling in so many facets of the chart, it can become a most important, even overpowering, factor in a horoscope.

Since the grand cross involves four squares and two oppositions, we are talking about a person capable of tremendous effort and activity. How this effort or activity takes place depends on which quality and which houses are involved. Cardinal crosses produce quick action, fixed crosses are more deliberate in their actions and mutable crosses depend much on the action and reaction of others.

No one can be constantly active, therefore the cardinal grand cross is often compared to a windmill; capable of tremendous output and action when the wind blows, but rathei idle in between. Of the three qualities, the cardinal grand cross i : probably the easiest to handle. Cardinal stands lor motion, finding and solving problems; here you hav< the doer, both effective and purposeful. But in order to function at its best, the cardinal grand cross, or any squares and oppositions for that matter, need an outlet, a flow to or from one of the planets involved; this can be a trine or a sextile. Without an outlet, the cardinal cross with its constant need for motion can work itself into exhaustion. Actress Mia Farrow and General Norman Schwarzkopf both have cardinal grand crosses.

The fixed grand cross is the most difficult of all three to handle. Fixed signs are purposeful, they like to plan everything and lay a good foundation on which to build. They need to be self-motivated, from the inside out. Therefore, if there is no flow to the fixed cross, the individual can become repressed or emotionally frustrated. Tb overcome some of these frustrations, hobbies can be helpful. Medical missionary Albert Schweitzer (see his chart below), dancer Martha Graham and author/broadcast journalist Charles Kuralt had fixed grand crosses.

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Name Albert Schweitzer Date January 14, 1875 Time 23:50 (11:50 PM) LMT Place Kayserberg, Ger Long. 7E15 Lat. 48N08

Fixed Grand Cross

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The mutable grand cross adds to the problems inherent in mutable signs: indecision, scattering of energies or working at cross-purposes. Where the fixed sign people depend on themselves, the mutable sign people may allow the courses of their lives to be dictated by others. Flexible, they may bend to the wishes of other people, partners, relations, and friends. Undecided, they often ask for everyone's advice and end up more confused than ever. Flowing aspects can lead to a very pleasant life, since getting along lies in the art of compromise. Without flow, they may end up wasting much of their potential. Two examples of famous personalities with mutable grand crosses are General George Patton and tennis ace John McEnroe.

The T-Square

T-square involves two squares and one opposition. Just as the grand cross is integrated at four corners, the T-square has the ability to balance the two opposing planets, but the third planet is left dangling by itself. It squares two planets but has no opposition and becomes a dynamic focal point of the configuration, usually reflecting self-drive. Whereas oppositions are concerned with relationships, the square seeks action. The house and sign of the focal planet, or arm as it is sometimes called, assumes great importance.

The cardinal T-square is dynamic, quick and immediate. Rarely concerned with abstracts, you often rush in where angels fear to tread; tending to stick your nose in others' business. Positively used, you are dependable and strong in all emergencies. Misguided patriot Oliver North, comedian Groucho Marx and General George Patton (see his chart page 81) have cardinal T-squares.

The fixed T-square works in a slow and deliberate way; major problems are researched before action is taken. Unless some trine or sextile gives flow to the configuration, you can be rigid in your approach, dogmatic and unbending. Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Queen Elizabeth II, as well as Mohandas Gandhi (see his chart on page 64) are good illustrations.

The mutable T-square usually suggests an idea and people-oriented person. Since you find it easy to get along with others, you have an easier time solving your problems, although indecision or wavering may be your greatest hang up. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, comedienne Joan Rivers and President George Bush are good examples.

Here are a few keywords describing the different focal point planets in all T-squares. If it is the Moon, you are quite susceptible to the mood of the moment, as was "The Doors" singer, Jim Morrison. With Mercury you are able to rationalize and handle events in a cool and collected manner like scientist Linus Pauling. If Venus is the arm, you might seek some means of profiting by the situation, or, if the effort is too great, just give up. Actor Jack Nicholson is one good example.

With the Sun there, you generally throw yourself into the situation heart and soul like poet/playwright Gabrielle D'Annunzio. Mars supplies plenty of energy to cope with whatever you might need to face, but you may blow up and accomplish nothing. Boxer Muhammed Ali is a case in point of the positive use of this planet. With Jupiter you may enlarge or embroider the situation, but basically treat it as an adventure. Entertainer/actress Cher illustrates this well. When Saturn is the focal point, you approach situations with great caution, but patience and innate shrewdness allow you to come out a winner. Queen Elizabeth of England who carries out great responsibilities is a good example.

Name George S. Patton Cardinal Source

Name George S. Patton Cardinal Source

With Uranus you handle things in your own unique way and others had better not interfere, like 'preacher' Jim Jones who cajoled 900 people to follow him into death. With Neptune you may have trouble seeing a situation clearly and might come to an impasse, or your great imagination can help you succeed, such as film director Vittorio de Sica. With Pluto as the focal point you may use the drive to become a crusader not only for yourself but to save mankind, or you could live with deep frustrations within yourself. Comedian Richard Pryor serves as a good illustration.

The empty arm of the T-square (the place opposite the focal planet) is also a very sensitive point and can often be used as an outlet. You can see this in Hermann Hesse's chart. He has a mutable T-square with Jupiter in the 1st house opposing Mercury in the 7th and both squaring Saturn and the Moon in the 3rd house. Hesse learned to use the 9th house of philosophy and religion to great advantage. Take the time to study Joan Sutherland's fixed T-square.

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Name Pablo Picasso Date October 25, 1881 Time 23:15 (11:15 PM) LMT Place Malaga, Spain Long. 4W25 Lat. 36N43

Stellium

The Stellium

Another very important configuration is the stellium. Here we find three or more planets all conjunct each other. These planets create their own emphasis and action, greatly enhancing the importance of the sign and house in which they fall.

A stellium is very strong, since it basically (going back to the flat chart) consists of three or more planets in the 1st house in Aries, regardless of what house and sign the stellium actually falls into, this feeling based fundamentally on the flat chart will always remain. Because the 1st house is considered personal, a group of planets will heighten the focus on the personality and sense of self, producing such keywords as self-centered or self-absorbed. With so many planets pulling you in one direction, you are often quite one-sided and rarely have problems deciding which direction to take in life. You frequently find any kind of compromise difficult. Because the stellium reflects that 1st house feeling, it also describes the appearance, no matter

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Letter from secretary A

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Letter from secretary A

Name Jawaharlal Nehru Date November 14, 1889 Time 23:30 (11:30 PM) LMT Place Allahabad, India Long. 81E51 Lat. 25N27

where the stellium occurs in the chart. Some famous people with stellia are: Singer Delia Reese and scientist Louis Pasteur who have cardinal stellia, actress Arlene Dahl and artist Pablo Picasso with fixed stellia and writer-philosopher Jean Paul Sartre and playwright/actor Noel Coward with mutable stellia. Picasso's chart is on page 82. The Taurus stellium (Taurus = artistic ability and fixity of purpose) in the 10th house (emphasis on career) well demonstrates Picasso's modus operandi and rather egocentric, self-involved life.

The Yod

The yod consists of two planets sextile to one another, both quincunx a third planet. As discussed in "Lack of Specific Aspects," quincunxes require certain adjustments or compromises; they are not the easiest aspects to manage, but in the case of the yod, the sextile gives you the opportunity to learn how and when to adjust.

In any yod the planet receiving the two quincunxes becomes the focal point and that's where the action is. The need to act will arise through this focal planet or "finger," whereas the opportunity to act lies in the two planets that sextile each other. The problem of the yod is that it often produces undisciplined thinking. Yet the "finger" eventually forces the individual into some sort of action. Please note that Hermann Hesse (see chart page 43) has a strong yod with Pluto sextile Venus and both planets quincunx Jupiter. Since we are dealing with a lst/6th or lst/8th house involvement, he must take personal action (1st house) by examining his mental and physical habit pattern (6th house) as well as his emotional desire pattern (8th house). If changes, adjustments or reorganization are not brought about, he could have mental, emotional or health problems. This can best be solved through knowledge (Virgo/6th house) and psychological understanding (Scorpio/8th house).

Yods are fairly common and here are a few famous people who have them: entertainer Frank Sinatra, Senator Dianne Feinstein, artist Vincent Van Gogh, (see page 58) fallen hero Colonel Oliver North, singer Bruce Springsteen, (see page 123) actor Charles Chaplin, and Indian leader Jawaharlal Nehru whose chart is on page 83.

The Grand Trine

The grand trine is the last of the major configurations. As the word implies, a minimum of three planets is involved, each trilling the other. Usually all of the planets are in the same element and we classify the trine, as for example in Farrah Fawcett's case, a grand air trine. (See chart page 32) Her Sun at 13° Aquarius 12' trines Uranus at 17° Gemini 58' and both are trine Neptune at 10° Libra 41'.

All three planets are in air signs, suggesting inspiration and creative ability. In a way we have the reverse situation of the grand cross or T-square. The three planets harmoniously interconnected need the challenge and tension of a square or opposition to be spurred into action. Otherwise those who have grand trines may happily bask in the sunshine of doing nothing, wasting all their natal potentials. In Farrah's case the Sun has an exact opposition to Pluto and Neptune squares the Moon, just what is needed to push her into action and let her utilize the talents indicated in her horoscope.

The grand fire trine confers much self-confidence, physical activity, enthusiasm, a certain dramatic flair and a very outgoing nature. Fire people are quite perceptive and can inspire others; they usually aim high. Statesman Winston Churchill and actor Marlon Brando (See his chart below) both have grand trines in fire.

The grand earth trine people like material comfort, are dependable, hard workers and can be quite intuitive. Possibly because the earth element is related to practical matters they are able to see

Name Marlon Brando Grand Trine Source

Date April 3, 1924 Gauquelin

Name Marlon Brando Grand Trine Source

Date April 3, 1924 Gauquelin

reality in a larger dimension than others can. Folk singer Judy Collins and actor Dustin Hoffman, (his chart is on page 49) are two examples.

The grand air trine produces highly idealistic and individualistic people, but they are apt to drift and be subject to frustrations. With a strong chart, they have excellent mental faculties, great ease and ability of communication and they like to influence others through ideas and ideals. They dislike routine and menial work. Two examples are former President John F. Kennedy (see chart on page 70) and composer George Gershwin.

The grand water trine bears the most creative potential. These people have the subtle and intuitive understanding of mass consciousness. They are instinctive and sympathetic and need a productive outlet, lest they suffer from the hidden uncertainties and anxieties inherent in the water element.

Cautious, they only act when confident of the results. Water folks are very sensual. Since water embraces all and knows no barriers, these people rarely know when to stop, regardless of what they are doing. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and actor Paul Newman (see his chart on page 63) both have grand water trines.

The Grand Sextile

The grand sextile is one of the rarest configurations, and in keeping the orb to 5° we recommend for sextiles, we have not come across anyone really famous who has this configuration, but a few clients and students — none of whom have left a great imprint. It implies six sextiles, linking the entire horoscope and when drawn visually, the result looks like the Star of David. The configuration would seem to suggest tremendous opportunities, excellent ability to communicate and a breezy and people-oriented attitude. The danger in this configuration is the scattering of energies since too much versatility and opportunity is available. Some squares, oppositions and/or conjunctions are very helpful.

Here are a few other interesting configurations to think about:

The Kite consists of a grand trine with one of the planets receiving an opposition If you draw a line linking the three planets in trine it will form a triangle. Now draw a line between the two opposing planets and connect the planets that each sextile the planet in opposition and the result will look just like a kite. Farrah Fawcett has a kite. Her Uranus trines her Neptune and both planets trine the Sun. but the Sun opposes Pluto and Pluto sextiles both Uranus and Neptune. The opposition between the Sim and Pluto gives her the awareness needed to utilize the trines and sextiles. The biggest problem of the kite is that is has three different aspects within itself and therefore can be too self-contained and the rest of the chart may not be used to full advantage. Actress Mia Farrow also has a kite in her chart, as does major TV producer Aaron Spelling (see his chart below).

Name Aaron Spelling Kite Source

Name Aaron Spelling Kite Source

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