Top 10 Common Dreams Explained
Some dreams stay with you long after you've woken up. Find out what your most common dreams could mean!
Life may be just a dream, but how do we interpret it? What we dream at night can give us clues about what is important to us in waking life. Dreams help us to process our conscious thoughts and can give us new and important insights into the problems and challenges we face in the world. Although we may have strange and unusual dreams, there are a number of common dreams that many of us experience over and over again. Read the interpretations below for an explanation of symbols that seem to appear frequently in dreams.
1. Faulty or lost items: your phone won't work, your car breaks down, or you can't find your husband.
This dream is alerting you to areas of your life that need repair or extra care right now. You may want to slow down and pay more attention to the realm of life indicated. For example, if you dream of your phone not working, notice how you are communicating to others now. Are you doing everything you can to get your message across in a positive way? If not, you may want to tune up this area of your life.
2. Money: you received a windfall, or you lost your savings in the stock market.
Money in dreams symbolizes what you value or find important in life. If you dream of suddenly receiving a sum of money, this indicates that you are at a time in your life when your values are becoming very clear to you. If you have dreams of losing money, you may be experiencing a time of feeling separated from your sense of meaning in life. Try to explore what has been important to you in the past to see if your values have changed or altered over time.
3. You find yourself back in the classroom, or you've failed a test.
This dream indicates that there is a challenge in your life and you fear failing. It also can mean that you may feel that you have regressed in some way and are not up to the task currently at hand. You may also feel judged or tested by an authority figure or someone who is in charge of you in some way.
4. You or a loved one is ill or dying.
You may be approaching a time of great change when some parts of your life are falling away and disappearing. This dream is helping you to practice the feelings of loss that you may be having as the elements of your life or your relationships with others change and evolve. It is rare that this dream forecasts an actual death or illness, but it still might be a good idea to get a checkup or pay extra attention to your health now.
5. Being chased.
Being chased in a dream indicates that you may be feeling you have a lot of responsibilities that you are having a hard time keeping up with. This dream is often known as a "stress dream," indicating that its presence is a sign to try to relax and slow down.
6. Teeth: you're smiling with nice, clean teeth, or your teeth are breaking off or forming cavities.
Teeth represent time, stability, and maturity. The state of the teeth in your dream will give important clues as to what your
Dreams where you or someone else appears nude relate to feelings of being exposed or vulnerable in waking life. You may currently be having an experience where everyone else seems to know about your problems and issues, and you are having a hard time processing your situation privately.
8. Falling, flying, or sinking.
Changing direction, either going up or down in a dream, indicates where your awareness is in waking life. Dreams of falling or sinking symbolize a time of being more aware of your unconscious mind and deepest innermost thoughts, feelings, and memories. Dreams of flying indicate that you are exploring your conscious mind at this time or connecting to the realm of spirits, angels, and other energetic beings.
Water in dreams is a sign that a certain emotional situation or experience is of importance in your life. Now is a good time to pay particular attention to your feelings and the realm of the imagination, dreams, and fantasies. The condition or state of the water will give clues as to the exact nature of your experience. Hurricanes and storms can indicate more challenging emotional situations, and on the opposite side, gentle streams and lakes indicate a more calm and peaceful emotional state or even a love or
10. Missing a boat, plane, bus, etc.
Transportation vehicles in dreams symbolize the ability to move and act in the world. They represent our will, desire, and skill at accomplishing and manifesting our dreams and goals. When one of these vehicles is missing, it can mean that we are having a hard time finding the motivation to act and move in the world. We may need to reconnect with what drives or propels us into creatively manifesting our dreams.
Developing the skill to interpret and make the most of your dream messages is an easy and enjoyable process and can be done by just about anyone.
Quick Tips to Interpret and Benefit from Your Dreams:
1. Keep a dream journal near your bed to record your dreams.
2. Read through your journal once a week and underline repeating dream symbols, terms, people, and themes that arise.
3. Use the guide above to track your current emotional state and life issues, and notice the patterns and timing of their evolution.
4. Try to identify any dream symbols (cars, teeth, water) that appear in your waking life, noticing which appear with greater frequency and the nature of your interaction with these symbols. Is there any overlap between your waking and dreaming life?
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Posted by Jennifer Mason at 1:29 PM
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Astrology of Love & Sex
Love & Sex Secrets with Astrology:
We can learn a lot about ourselves and others through an exploration of positions, placements, and aspects in astrology birth (natal) charts. Love and sex are areas of our lives that intrigue us all. There are specific things to look for in astrology that will help shed light on individual temperaments, preferences, and styles.
Venus, the goddess of love, reveals much about the way we approach relationships, romance, and love. Its placement by sign, house, and aspect shows how and where we go about expressing love.
To learn more about how you—and others—express feelings of love, as well as how you view relationships, look for the placement of Venus by the sign in the birth chart. Learning the sign of your significant other's Venus can go a long way towards understanding in your relationship. And, mindful relationships are more possible when we use astrology!
Astrology Love Secrets - Venus
The sign position of Venus reveals the "role" we take on when we want to attract love. But, it goes well beyond mere flirtation -- we "act like" this sign when we are involved in personal, one-to-one love relationships...whether we are on our first date or celebrating our 40th Anniversary.
It is important to note that when we play a Venusian role, we do not truly "act" or put on a show, per se. The character traits of our Venus sign are genuine traits that come from within us. However, they are activated most powerfully, or highlighted, when we are in love.
Reading up on the descriptions of your lover's Sun Sign is always helpful, but it can be misleading as well. Sometimes our Venus sign is the same as our Sun sign, and the way we express ourselves in matters of the heart is predictable enough. When our Venus and Sun are in different signs, we can surprise others (and ourselves!) with behavior that doesn't always seem to gel with the rest of our character. For example, a normally timid and humble Virgo girl may behave like quite the "queen" with her lover if her Venus is in Leo.
Astrology love secrets - Venus in the Signs:
What does the sign of your Venus say about you? Read about Venus through each sign of the zodiac here.
Don't know your Venus sign? Scroll down to the bottom of this page for instructions on how to find the sign position of Venus in your astrology birth chart.
Venus in Aries
Venus in Aries people flirt by being up-front, direct, and even daring. They try to win you over by expressing how enterprising and independent they are. Their style of expressing love can be maddeningly "me"-centered, but the right person for them will find this approach charming. People get turned on by Venus in Aries' aura of innocent charm, even when they are being childish and impatient.
Venus in Aries men and women behave in a childlike, fun-loving manner in love. They are turned on by energy and activity. Turn-offs include a relationship that is considered stuffy or too "mature", vagueness, and beating around the bush. In love, Venus in Aries people are hopelessly addicted to the conquest. In order for a relationship to remain fresh and new for them, they require plenty of stimulation.
Pleasing Venus in Aries involves fueling their need for action. Be direct, open, and honest with them -- they won't much like game-playing or evasiveness, unless it is in the complete spirit of fun. Feed their need for spontaneity, and appreciate their playfulness. Understand their desire for the relationship to remain young and fresh. Aries likes to take the lead in love (even if their Sun Sign is gentle Pisces) -- let them, at least most of the time. Indulge them their many whims, and understand that they thrive on competition, even when they're competing with you!
My Personal Ad Bio: "I have a strong sense of adventure. I will win you over. I'm self-taught and self-sufficient."
Venus in Taurus
Love for Venus in Taurus centers on the physical world and creature comforts -- they revel in sensual surroundings. These people project themselves as solid and comfortable. In fact, something about their manner promises they will be satisfying lovers and partners. They need a certain measure of predictability and dependability in their relationships, even if their Sun is in the more spontaneous signs of Aries or Gemini.
Venus in Taurus men and women can be possessive in love, and they are threatened by fast-paced, high-energy situations in the context of relationships and love. These are sensual partners who require lots of "hands-on" expressions of love. Their lovers may complain that Venus in Taurus can get a little too comfortable and settled. It's true that they resist change in their relationships, but even when they seem stuck in a groove, you can always reassure yourself by remembering that they are constant partners.
Pleasing Venus in Taurus involves emphasizing your loyalty, andtheir worth to you. You may need to give in to them in love matters, because they won't readily give in to you! Get physical with them; do comfortable things. Avoid pushing them in love -- give them plenty of time. You will probably need to cultivate patience if you are in a relationship with Venus in Taurus. Remember to be simple and natural -- Taurus will appreciate it. Promise them a comfortable, cozy time.
My Personal Ad Bio: "I am a dependable guy/gal. My ideal date consists of good food, fine wine, and cuddling up with each other at home."
Venus in Gemini
Venus in Gemini people will try to win over the object of their affection with witty conversation, displaying just how much they "know", and demonstrating their diverse interests. These lovers are playful -- some might even call them a tease. They are hard to pin down, and they resist relationships that promise to become too "comfortable". Even those with their Sun in Taurus or Cancer, whose outward demeanor may suggest some reserve and caution, will want their relationships to be stimulating and full of conversation with Venus in Gemini.
Venus in Gemini men and women don't want to be tied or bogged down in their relationships. They appreciate lightheartedness in love. Although they are willing to talk (perhaps endlessly) about the relationship, you may get the feeling that they gloss over some of the deeper issues. In love, their tastes change often, and it can be hard to know what to expect from one day to the next (or, sometimes, from one hour to the next!).
Pleasing Venus in Gemini involves supporting their need for fun and variety, showing interest in their brainpower and knowledge, and giving them space for friends and activities outside of the relationship. Let them know just how much fun you have with them. Try not to get overly miffed by Venus in Gemini's changeable, fickle ways. Remember that time spent with your lover will be exciting and invigorating.
My Personal Ad Bio: "I am fun-loving. My ideal date consists of going to a cafe, taking in a movie, and talking about it."
Venus in Cancer
Love for Venus in Cancer is best when it is committed and rather predictable. These people are sensitive in love, even if their Sun sign is the more playful and outgoing signs of Gemini or Leo. You may even say their egos are a little underdeveloped when it comes to love, but they have a lot to give in return: namely, security, comfort, and care.
Venus in Cancer men and women show their love by caring for you. They pay more attention to your feelings than your words, and observe you rather carefully. They want a safe, solid relationship. They can be a little moody in love, and some go so far as giving silent treatments and engaging in pouting routines to get attention from their mate. They are turned off by anything impersonal, and too much rationalizing leaves them cold. They are not afraid of emotional confrontations (even if they have a Gemini Sun and appear flighty in other areas of life). Still, these lovers are always worried they'll be left high and dry. If you've hurt them, they'll have a hard time forgetting. Every so often, they'll retreat into themselves (not unlike a Crab), and it can be difficult to pull them out. This is when they use their extraordinary "nursing" abilities on themselves, instead of you...and you simply don't want that!
Pleasing Venus in Cancer involves lots of snuggling and sentimentality. Recognize their attachments to their family and home. Help them to feel confident with you -- when they are fearful of being rejected, they can resort to some frustrating tactics to find out just how loved they are. Think about how a crab (the symbol of Cancer) moves towards its goal, and you will get a fair idea of Venus in Cancer's approach. Do your best to make them feel secure and cared for, and you will be rewarded with a patient, dependable, and loving mate.
My Personal Ad Bio: "I'm just a regular guy/gal. I've built a solid foundation. I'm comfortable and comforting. I care. I stick around. My ideal date consists of eating in, and snuggling up to each other."
Venus in Leo
When Venus in Leo people are in love, they are proud, even boastful. This position of Venus can turn humble Virgo Suns or retiring Cancer Suns into somewhat demanding lovers. Venus in Leo loves to court and be courted, and they need to feel very special. They are warm, generous, and even grand. Though really quite loyal to their partners (remember that love is THE most important thing in Leo's life), they thrive on attention from the opposite sex. Be prepared for their displays: they will tell you about any advances members of the opposite sex make on them. Remember, they're just showing off to you, and it's likely harmless. It's a different story if you do the same, however. That's when you'll hear the lion roar...and, no doubt, you'll want to keep these cats purring. Venus in Leo wants to appear experienced in love, even if they have little or no experience whatsoever!
Venus in Leo men and women have high expectations, but once you know that these expectations revolve only around how much attention you are giving them, you'll see that they are really quite big-hearted about most everything else. They are threatened by a relationship that appears to have settled too much, or one that's lost its spark. They are also threatened by indifferent or impersonal behavior on your part.
Although their needs for physical expression through sex are generally quite strong, their need for love is perhaps even stronger. It is hard for Venus in Leo people to separate love and sex, and even their most erotic fantasies are infused with love and affection. For this reason, few Venus in Leo folk would last long in a relationship that is mostly sexual. On the flip side, they may last longer in a love-only relationship in the absence of satisfying sex, but they are unlikely to feel very satisfied.
Pleasing Venus in Leo involves paying loads of attention to them. If you're willing to make only one adjustment in your ways, it should be to remind Leo how wonderful they are. Respect and appreciate them, always. Put up with their childlike moments and their tall tales. They want to be seen as attractive by you, so avoid (at all costs!) putting them down in this area. They actually lose interest when they perceive the slightest loss of interest in their partner, and you can expect that any letdown will be acted out in a dramatic fashion. Remind them, in a gentle way, that your emotions count too. If you are feeling a little jealous, let them know. Remember, to Venus in Leo, your small jealousies are affirmations that you find them attractive and expect the rest of the world to as well. Let them decide where to go on a date, and let them pay too. When Venus in Leo feels loved and appreciated, they reward you with loyalty, a big sense of fun, and plenty of physical expressions of their love.
My Personal Ad Bio: "I'm warm-hearted and fun. I'm funny, and experienced. Let me show you a good time."
Venus in Virgo
Venus in Virgo people are not the flirtatious sort. Instead, their appeal lies in their dedication, their willingness to work on the relationship, and to make the relationship work in real terms. Unlike Venus in Leo, they won't try to impress you with grand gifts or promises. Their gifts are less showy, but perhaps far more generous -- gifts of devotion and attention to details about you.
Venus in Virgo men and women quietly (and often slowly) make their way into your heart. They are quite sensitive in love -- even insecure -- and this reserved, loner-like quality is part of their appeal. They prefer to play it safe in their relationships, and they need to be confident that you like them before they make a move. They are great listeners and they make it a habit to observe and learn all of your ins and outs. Their love can be of the Kindergarten variety -- they show they care by nagging or criticizing. Remember, though, that they are not trying to hurt you when they are pointing out the flaws in your thinking, plans, or even character. They truly are trying to help! Venus in Virgo is attracted to nondescript people who have largely gone unnoticed. Show-offs and know-it-alls turn them off.
Pleasing Venus in Virgo involves showing you appreciate them for all the little things they do -- and they do a lot. The problem is, they do these things so quietly that you may not always notice or credit them for all these kind gestures. They do need some space (after all, they're generally quite busy making everything work), so give it to them. Be genuine, not ostentatious. They are really not difficult to please after you have taken care of these basic needs. Avoid pushing your friends or family on them too fast -- remember they are a little shy. They aim to please, and are easily intimidated by your experiences. Let them know how much you value them, and they will reward you with devotion and a charming willingness to talk things out.
My Personal Ad Bio: "I will care for you, and do lots of little things for you. I will help you."
Posted by Jennifer Mason at 7:08 AM
Monday, June 7, 2010
Aries - March 21 - April 20
Aries is the first zodiac sign which is represented by a young Ram. Its ruling planet is Mars. People born under this sign have great leadership qualities. They are impetuous, aggressive and headstrong. They are short tempered and impatient, but they can calm down easily. They are visionary and it is difficult to divert an Aries from his dream.
Taurus - April 21 - May 20
The second sign Taurus is represented by a Bull. Bulls are full of energy and strength. But they are stubborn too, which means that once a Taurian takes a stand, it is difficult to budge him from it. The ruling planet of Taurus is Venus. A Taurus personality is, therefore, emotional and strong willed. If you wish to win over a Taurus, appeal to his emotions rather than reason.
The third zodiac sign, Gemini, is represented by Twins. The ruling planet of Gemini is Mercury. Gemini people are flexible. They can adapt to change. They are versatile people-- quick to grasp. They act on the spur of moment and explain later. The twin sign is indicative of the duality of their nature. The Gemini mind is ruled by contradictions, though they try to explain their stand through plausible arguments.
Cancer - June21- July 20
Cancer is the fourth sign in zodiac. It is represented by Crab and its governing planet is Moon. Cancer personalities are very moody. Their moods change like their ruling planet. But Cancers have their roots in their homes. They take great pleasure in their families and homely comforts. The larger and peaceful the family, the merrier a Cancer is.
Leo - July 21 - August 20
Leo is the fifth sign. It is represented by a lion. Its governing planet is Sun. A Leo personality is very brilliant and powerful and is born to lead and rule. It represents the brilliance and grandeur of its ruling planet. Leo personalities are gallant, generous, brave and quick to follow their impulses. They love to remain at the center stage.
Virgo - August 21 - September 20
The sixth sign in zodiac, Virgo, is represented by the Virgin. Its ruling planet is Mercury. Virgos are very analytical and therefore very difficult personalities in the entire zodiac. They are very logical and convincing in their arguments. They have inquisitive dispositions and are sticklers for small details. A Virgo will never rest until it reaches the root of the matter.
Libra - September 21 - October 20
The seventh sign in zodiac, Libra, is represented by scales. The ruling planet of this sign is Venus. Scales is the symbol of justice and balance. A Libra personality always tries to promote friendship, good will, love, beauty and harmony as reflected by the gleaming Venus. Libra personalities are very sympathetic and understanding towards their friends and relatives.
Scorpio - October 21 - November 20
The eighth sign in the zodiac, Scorpio, has a scorpion as its sign. The ruling planet is Mars. Scorpio personalities are very bold, fearless and enterprising. They are confident and self-controlled and geared to take action to achieve their objectives. Their ruling planet Mars provides them the power and drive that enables them to overcome all hurdles that come in their way.
Sagittarius - November 21 - December 20
The ninth sign in the zodiac, Sagittarius, is represented by an archer and its governing planet is Jupiter. A Sagittarius personality is very focused like an archer upon its target. Its governing planet bestows its subjects with a cheerful and happy bent of mind. Sagittarians are over zealous people and they are always brimming with feverish excitement. Therefore, they achieve twice as much as ordinary workers.
Capricorn - December 21 - January 20
The tenth zodiac sign, Capricorn, is represented by a goat. The ruling planet of Capricorn is Saturn. A Capricorn personality is very scholarly, intellectual, philosophical and given to Leep thinking. They are also moody. They are good organizers, but they also love solitude. Capricorn personality is generally bestowed by a Leep psychic sense.
Aquarius - January 21 - February 20
The eleventh zodiac sign, Aquarius, is represented by a water bearer. The governing planet is Uranus. An Aquarius personality is highly compassionate and humane. It takes pleasure in serving others. They are reticent and reserved people and work quietly to accomplish their goals. Aquarians are basically simple and unassuming people.
Pisces - February 21 - March 20
The twelfth zodiac sign, Pisces, is represented by a fish. The governing planet is Jupiter. A Pisces personality is very modest and unassuming. They are very scholarly people but they do not show off their knowledge. They are very generous, honest, unselfish and trusting people.
Posted by Jennifer Mason at 6:41 AM
Sunday, June 6, 2010
The Luminaries: Sun and Moon
The state of the solar system at the time of your birth points to self-similar
(fractal) qualities within you. But of all the planets, the "lights" - the Sun and
Moon - are thought to indicate the main polarity of your being. In psychology,
this has been articulated in the concept of complementarity between the
conscious and unconscious contents of the mind. The Sun and Moon act as
positive and negative poles - an intentional, directing element (Sun), and a
suggestible, receptive one (Moon). In a beneficial relationship,
the emotional conditioning of the Moon is given a purposive and
positive expression by the astrological Sun. This has been called
'intentional living'. Wherever we allow our consciousness
(attention) to rest, that we vitalize.
Sun in Aquarius
You are open-minded, liberal and have a definite sense of mission. Above all,
you are progressive, and enjoy putting into practice that which is good for all.
Your altruism may appear to others as coolness, but you are only being
democratic; a free-force. You refuse to dictate or be dictated to. At home
with different cultures and people, you love working with diverse groups
and should align your life activity with some social cause, concept or ideal
in order to establish your significance within society. You are strong on
reformation and may sometimes intentionally go against the grain in order
to draw focus on some revolutionary or innovative plan for the future.
A great individualize, your goal is to become that 'uncommon
creature' within the larger group. Your genius is your undying belief
in the promise of tomorrow. Aquarius is the sign of humanitarian goals.
Always impartial and nonsectarian, Aquarius energy is communal (even global).
The focus is on the goal, and the goal is always one that is for the many and
not the few. Thus this sign is connected to far-seeing visions, world views and
group work of all kinds.
Sun Conjunct Venus
Gentle charm and personal magnetism. There is a natural sense of
discrimination and beauty which excels in music, drama, dance or
any artistic profession. There is a love of making connections which
is welcomed in social scenes of all kinds and gives easy popularity.
Fosters aesthetic leanings with an appreciation of cultural matters.
Sensual and refined with a tendency to be easy-going and accommodating.
Sun Square Saturn
Construction, conservation and regulation of the life force. Lives cautiously
and with discipline. There is always pressure to be responsible and 'do the
right thing'. An ability to be highly successful in business through leadership
and strong ambition, although there is a held-back-ness to life which delays
and restricts rewards. Values and morals are exceptional and works for
justice and benefit of the whole. There is a depth of character which comes
from willing self-responsibility.
Sun Sextile Moon
Able to grow and progress throughout life without major emotional difficulties.
Yin (male) and yang (female) energy flows easily. Resources are at hand,
as are the necessary instruction on how to use them. There is an inner sincerity
and naturalness that does not resist life, but looks for the truth of life as it is.
A special gift for spanning generation gaps; bringing older and younger spirits
together. Easily gains the respect of others.
Sun Trine Jupiter
Generosity of spirit. Outlook is mainly philosophical, optimistic and content.
Indicative of ease of effort, but may also be too complacent. A visionary
nature with high ideals. Excels in publishing and consciousness-raising
work of all kinds. Knows above all that we are here to learn. Person functions
from a sense of abundance and therefore satisfies hopes easily. Good
intuition and humor.
Moon in Sagittarius
Enterprising, you can even be happy in austere settings, for you have
an innate awareness of future possibilities and prospects. Religion, truth
and the world of philosophy are of great interest to you. Your knack for
understanding opinions, ideologies and how we form them makes you
good at politics too. The Sagittarius Moon tends to be more committed
to ideas - regardless of the emotional costs - than they are to people.
You bring a sense of honesty to any group, are freedom-loving, independent,
and at times even a trifle remote. You are not bound by your emotions and
are thus not much of a domestic person, preferring to align your life activities
with something bigger.
Moon Sextile Venus
Personal charm and popularity. A natural talent in and appreciation of aesthetics.
Works easily with music and the arts. A fine appreciation of female energy;
excellent rapport with women. Affectionate and caring when it comes to
relationships, can charm a prospective mate with ease. Attracts material
benefits and prosperity.
Moon Sesquiquadrate Uranus
Independence above all. Very much involved with all that is non-traditional
and revolutionary, especially when it comes to the domestic scene and ideas
of home and family. Original, different and unpredictable when it comes to
emotional reactions. The approach to feelings, moods and the whole
psychological gambit is novel. Tends to show emotions suddenly or
in unusual ways. Prefers being unconventional and nonconformist.
Gets pleasure out of engaging in forbidden or unauthorized behavior.
Mercury in Aquarius
Mercury Trine Jupiter
You enjoy working with your mind and can usually find a solution to
even the worst problems. You like to solve puzzles and dilemmas,
yours or others'. Your skills in this regard make you expert at counseling
and guiding others. Fine verbal skills and a natural sense of justice makes
legal work a distinct possibility. Working with laws, natural or man-made,
amounts to a real talent. You also have a great interest in ideas, the more
true and lasting the better. Philosophical concepts will be a lifelong concern
Mercury Square Mars
You are a very forceful speaker and communicate with great enthusiasm.
Words just flow out and are always followed by an emotional impact that
brings them home to your listeners. You have no trouble putting your feelings
into words; in fact, you may have to exercise some control over your tongue,
for you are quick to say things and everything you communicate packs
a wallop. Things you say mean a lot. You have a great mental drive and
lavish great energy on mental pursuits of all kinds. Ideas, words, books,
and the like are pursued with great gusto.
Mercury Opposite Pluto
Anyone who tries to get you to play with words is in for a big surprise.
Your mind cuts right through all the window dressing and gets right down
to the quick. Before anyone knows it, you have the heart of the matter
out front for everyone to see. You would make a great investigator, either
in scientific research or undercover work. It makes no difference. Your
ability to get to the point is all but phenomenal. You can talk and put
into words areas of the psychological that others wouldn't touch with
a ten-foot pole.
Mercury Trine Neptune
You are expert at working with words that communicate mystical and
mythological ideas. You are at home in these realms and can always
manage to bring other-worldly ideas into the practical realms. You
would make an excellent teacher of philosophy or religion, for you
can't help but communicate these subjects and enchant all who come
to know you. Your understanding of the unity behind appearances,
along with the ability to put these thoughts into words, is a rare and
valuable gift. You would make a good director, for you like working
with mental images.
The Astrological Venus
Venus is harmony. She symbolises our relationship with all that we
meet in the world. When we appraise or appreciate something,
whether that be another person or a possession, this is Venus -
the sense of love or appreciation we feel. Venus is reciprocity,
interaction with others, compromise, reconciliation and balance.
She is also our need for approval, and how we seek it - 'we'
consciousness and union. This ability to get-it-together is also
tested by our talent (or lack of) for developing a sense of wealth
and affluence. Venus is what we love, feel comfortable with and
what appeals to us. And she has much to do with desires, luxuries
and their enjoyment. She is also about making oneself enjoyable.
Thus her energy is what has been called the 'courtier spirit', which
means being agreeable and smoothing the path. In many ways she
shows us how we can get the most, both relationship-wise and financially,
out of life. As the planet of balance and resources, Venus speaks to us
about the ways one influences the other; for as any successful
businessperson will tell you, you must be willing to spend money
in order to make it. This is the lifeblood of commerce - there must
be an out-going as well as an in-coming flow of energy. Good
relationships require give-and-take, as do all successful enterprises.
Venus in Aquarius
Marriage for convention's sake is your motto, and Venus here often
prefers affection to be expressed in words. A friend's friend, you
love what is fair and democratic, and are happiest when you can
spread your affection among peers. Venus in Aquarius tends toward
detachment, and avoids involvements which might curtail independence.
You love to work for a great cause or purpose, and toward making
the world a better place.
Venus Square Saturn
You value the simple life and have little use for pomp and circumstance.
Your appreciation for hard work and discipline is natural and lifelong.
You actually love responsibility and tend to pile on the work. Others
may find you frugal or unnecessarily spartan, but you love simplicity
as much as they love opulence. You can discriminate the wheat from
the chaff and put great value on organization.
Mars in Scorpio
You possess a powerful, persistent drive and are a hard, steady worker.
Others may find you deep, with a sense of mission and mystery. You are
willing to do work others would not go near, quietly bending things to
your will, having it your own way. You have strong sexual energy too,
and enjoy getting down to the nitty-gritty.
Mars Square Pluto
You have a relentless drive to get at the heart of things, whatever is
under the surface or behind the scenes. Your relentless pursuit of
anything hidden or secret makes you a researcher or investigator
bar none. Emotionally you are also hot stuff, rushing into areas
and handling subject matter that others would never come near.
Vulnerable issues, sensitive areas of the self, and psychology are
the first places you head. This amounts to a passion with you. Those
around you may find you just too intense to be around. It puts them
through a great many changes. Sex drive is very strong and needs outlet.
Mars Trine Uranus
You put a lot of thought and energy into being different, avoiding the
commonplace with great determination. Your drive to innovate,
invent, and find new ways to use things is both well coordinated
and intense. You could be an excellent teacher and innovator in
areas connected to electronics, computers, and communications.
You may love to travel and are quite energetic, even athletic.
You have a strong urge to be different, to do something different.
Jupiter in Gemini
A career in communications of one kind or another is indicated,
for you are a kind of living link, a channel by which connections
are made. You love reporting, writing, speaking, broadcasting,
advertising -- any and all kinds of networking. Forever curious,
you love searching for answers. Luck comes to you through
following leads and hunches.
Saturn in Scorpio
You are very aware of vulnerabilities, in yourself and others.
You also have a natural ability to see into the hidden depths;
that which underlies and informs the material world around us.
Keeping secrets is easy for you and you may often find yourself
in the position of trusted confidant. You may attempt to deny
your own passions, but you need to accept instincts, attachments
and all forms of pure experience as part of your unique process
The Astrological Uranus
To live a full and satisfying life, you must be vividly yourself.
Many of us are afraid to be different, and the pressure to conform
can be stifling. But to live creatively is to find your own way, even
if this means going against the grain. This urge to free-will and
self-authorisation is Uranus, the planet of fierce independence.
Surprise can be stimulating - the jab that gets you out of the rut.
And if you want to ride the wave of chaos instead of being swallowed by
it - if you want to liberate yourself from the disruptions and shocks around
you - you must voluntarily keep out of the groove. Realise that change
is the only constant phenomenon. In randomness is all potential.
Disorder increases possibilities. Chance! Uranus is the reverse
of the status quo and always unconventional and heretical:
If life is accidental, we are free to give it any point we like.
Uranus in Cancer
You are very innovative in your approach to home,
family and the domestic scene. You are non-traditional
with a need to go beyond the norm in your everyday life,
preferring to do your own thing rather than hold to custom.
You have a natural insight into sensations, feelings and
the world of the emotions, and you are able to see
how very instrumental these so-called 'unconscious'
process are to each of us in forming our unique self-image.
Uranus Square Neptune
You have real vision and insight into the unity that ties
this world together. Your brilliant imagination and
enchanting manner transport all who meet you beyond
the mundane and into the extraordinary regions where
you spend a lot of your time. You are a seer, in the true
sense of the word, and possess a waking experience of
that part of us that is mystical and dreamlike. You find
new ways to bring people together, to unify situations.
Neptune in Libra
Relationships are the ideal; and full association is your dream.
There is also a tendency to idealise and seek perfection in the Other.
You are very open in response to others and accept them as yourself
in order to harmonise your contacts. The spiritual life may be one of
dilettantism and remaining open-ended; nothing overdone,
but nothing neglected.
Neptune Sextile Pluto
You work with real imagination and understanding in areas of
the mind that are the most personal or private -- depth psychology.
You are like a midwife of the spirit, assisting at the birth of each
individual going through a spiritual or re-birth process. You accept
the natural process of birth, spiritual and physical, and have
dedicated yourself to helping it along. You would make a great
teacher in these areas.
Pluto in Leo
You are very sensitive (even vulnerable) when it comes to
expressing yourself and getting it out. Periods of intense creative
incubation enable you to go through changes and inner growth.
Development of a playful creative intensity is great for creating
works of music, poetry, art and drama. The sensitive issues of child
rearing my also be an area of concern, such as abuse and neglect,
and the healing of childhood trauma. There is great potential here
for mastering the transformative power of Love.
House Activity and Emphasis
Astrologers agree that astrology is first of all the study of the
angular relationships between the planets themselves. But this
planetary framework is seen to shift and modify itself as the
planets slowly move across the backdrop of the signs, the so-called
'fixed stars' which make up the zodiac. As the earth turns daily on its
axis, the planets and signs appear to move across our field of vision
through what astrologers have termed 'houses'. The sun rises at dawn
and can be seen on the eastern horizon, or first house cusp, or ascendant.
It reaches 'midheaven' at noon, and sinks below the western horizon
at the descendant.
Like the twelve signs of the zodiac, the twelve houses of the horoscope
can be viewed as stages in a complete cycle: From the initial thrust of
Aries and the first house, to the maximum entropy symbolised in Pisces
and the 12th house. They provide clues as to which areas of your life can
be given special attention and used depending on the signs and planets
residing there. Here is an analysis of the house activity in your chart
based on sign and planet emphasis. As you read along, keep in mind
that each house represents a department of life, and the sign falling
on each house cusp indicates the mode of action applied to the affairs
of that house. In other words, the sign on each house cusp, along
with any planet(s) contained therein, shows how one deals with the
conditions of that house.
The First House
The first house, also called the ascendant or rising sign, is a
dharma house and connected with motivation and our approach to life.
It also has to do with how we come across to others, thus our appearance
and how we make a first impression. The ascendant is the essential stuff
that bubbles up in us spontaneously - what is obvious to others as our
trademark look or approach. The first house shows our ability to be
recognized, how we make a directed effort, and how we exert our will.
Cultivate the strategies of this part of your chart to move forward in life.
Sagittarius on the 1st House Cusp
Sagittarius is nothing if not direct, candid, and to the point, for this sign
is always concerned with the absolute truth of the subject at hand.
Associated with philosophy, outreach and all things boundless, Sagittarius
energy is always welcome in politics as well as social and community
endeavors where its basic fairness and expansiveness is helpful.
The Second House
The second house is connected with matters of wealth; how we respond
to, enjoy and get in harmony with our surroundings. This is how we
hold or acquire things (possessions, material goods, money, and
other resources), and how we gain material support and sustenance.
The second house refers to how we secure ourselves, how we make
a firm foundation, as well as the kind of response we get from life
and those around us. Therefore it has much to say about our
Aquarius on the 2nd House Cusp
Aquarius, the sign of humanitarian goals and altruism. Always impartial
and nonsectarian, Aquarius energy is communal (even global). The focus is on
the goal, and the goal is always one that is for the many and not the few
. Thus this sign is connected to far-seeing visions, world views and group
work of all kinds. This sign tends towards coolness, independence.
Sun in the 2nd House
You are very responsive and probably not a little possessive. You tend to
collect things, and material success -- money, home, security, possessions,
-- is very important. You tend to be very supportive of others.
Mercury in the 2nd House
You have a good mind for business. You tend to think along lines that are
practical and conservative, always coming up with sound and productive ideas.
Venus in the 2nd House
You have a natural love of possessions and the material world. You value art
and all that is beautiful and fine. Your sense of taste and discrimination is
The Third House
The third house shows how we make connections and communicate with the
world. This is where we draw parallels, make comparisons, and sort through
it all. A very mental house, it is concerned with finding, gathering, all
manner of questioning, articulation and conversation. In short, it symbolizes
the functions of the rational mind - linking observations and ideas, and using
them to our advantage.
Pisces on the 3rd House Cusp
Pisces energy runs deep and toward the mystical -- whatever
transcends the everyday world. This sign is understanding,
patient and compassionate. Super-sensitive, it tends to absorb
it's surroundings like a sponge. The sign is very trusting, accepting and
giving of itself for the sake of more important issues. It loves
free-ranging activities which allow for some imaginative scope.
The Fourth House
The fourth house is a very emotional house, concerned with matters of
comfort and security. Here is how we create the right conditions, the
matrix or womb, in which our desires can flourish; the climate necessary
for things to grow. It's about receptivity, nurturing and all the self-protective
measures we take to ensure a secure base of operations. This is why the
fourth house is related to the mothers, all 'mothering' functions, domestic
issues and feeling 'at home'.
Aries on the 4th House Cusp
Aries is the sign of pioneers, leaders and 'firsts'. It is impulsive,
assertive and spontaneous. It tends to act first, only thinking about
what it may have done later. Rushing in where others fear to tread,
Aries energy is attention-getting and always provokes a response
from the surroundings and from others. It takes decisive action and
The Fifth House
The fifth house, another dharma or 'life purpose' house, has to do with
creativity and warm out-going self-expression. Here is where we find
our originality and flair, enthusiasm, and even pride in ourselves,
building confidence and self-esteem. This is the life area of personal
sovereignty, where we begin to recognise and appreciate our own
dynamic and playful nature. All forms of creative expression
(including love affairs and offspring) are connected with this house.
Taurus on the 5th House Cusp
Taurus is about drawing on the bounty of the earth, and seeking
material security and physical safety there. It is the on-going,
enduring, unchanging and preserving element. Heightened sensory
input is also important, for it is the mission of this sign to not only
find a sense of place within the material realm, but to enjoy it to
the fullest, becoming physically aware of, and bonding with the
The Sixth House
The sixth house is the house of physical efficiency. Here we separate the
wheat from the chaff; get a sense for what is useful, what is not, and make
the best of it. This is the life stage of 'apprenticeship', where we make a
connection between mind and matter, adapt ourselves to a situation and
then seek to improve upon it. Hence the connection of the sixth house
with routine; 'practice makes perfect'. The sixth house shows how well
we handle the details of life - our ability to solve problems and get our way.
Gemini on the 6th House Cusp
Gemini is concerned with connections, communication and logic --
voice, thoughts, writing, and rational mental processes in general.
It is also concerned with making comparisons, 'twins' and duplications
of all kinds. Gemini is the communicator, the gossip of the zodiac,
the collector of trivia. Gemini energy is unattached, independent,
very inquisitive and changeable.
Jupiter in the 6th House
A career in one of the service or health occupations is possible,
for you may find yourself automatically taking care of the needs
of others. Your occupation involves health, food, and all attempts to
restore, salvage, and make the best out of things.
The Seventh House
The seventh house, the descendant - opposite of the ascendant -
is connected with partnerships, relationships and 'significant others'.
Here is where we learn to strike a balance - the art of give and take.
All that carries us beyond our personal self (and into an awareness of
contradictory or complementary points of view) is symbolised by the
seventh house. This is where we respond to the personal needs of others.
Therefore marriage and union (yoga) are indicated by this house, as well
as one's ability to respond to a marriage partner.
Gemini on the 7th House Cusp
Gemini is concerned with connections, communication and logic -- voice,
thoughts, writing, and rational mental processes in general. It is also
concerned with making comparisons, 'twins' and duplications of all kinds.
Gemini is the communicator, the gossip of the zodiac, the collector
of trivia. Gemini energy is unattached, independent, very inquisitive
Uranus in the 7th House
You seem to assert your independence in relationships and the social
scene. Unconventional, to say the least, you may well enjoy a
different kind of marriage or friendship. You have insight into
marriage or yoga -- the ties that bind.
The Eighth House
The eighth house is the house of first-hand trans formative experiences
and situations - those areas of life that we may not care to face, but
we must face sooner or later... the so-called 'inevitables' of life, such as
death and taxes. The eighth is also concerned with catharsis; the getting
rid of excess parts of ourselves that we no longer need. This house
covers initiations of all kinds, as well as activities where we find
ourselves transformed toward a more integral position. Thus it also
covers any jointly held resources, their problems and their benefits.
Leo on the 8th House Cusp
Leo energy is expressive, vital and exuberant. Often very artistic, and
always theatrical and dramatic, this is the sign of creativity and the arts.
Warm and big-hearted, Leo lives in full appreciation and celebration of
the finer elements of life, bringing a dynamism and enthusiasm to
everything it touches. This is the fearless 'becoming' stage, where
things are done for their own sake, playfully and with pleasure.
Pluto in the 8th House
You tear through appearances in an effort to get beneath, behind, and at
the heart or essence. You may find the occult, psychology, initiation and
mysticism of great interest. Intense personal change and inner growth
are lifelong habits.
The Ninth House
The ninth house shows where we are willing to go beyond our everyday
experience in search of meaning. Traditionally the house of 'long journeys',
the ninth house is where we take journeys both of the body and the mind.
Philosophy, beliefs, speculation, opinions and how we form them all belong
to this house. Any time we reach out, explore new territory, or align our
activities with something bigger, we are operating in the realm of the
ninth house. Along with Jupiter's position, here is where we can attract
luck by keeping open and receptive to opportunities.
Virgo on the 9th House Cusp
Virgo energy is analytical and precise, always separating out what is
worthwhile and worth supporting from that which is outmoded and of
no further use. A mental earth sign, here the mind takes control over
matter. This is the sign of 'ways and means', implementation,
instrumentation, physical effectiveness and efficiency. Virgo energy
is always facilitating, often caring more for others than for itself.
The Tenth House
The tenth house, commonly called the midheaven, is the house of
success and glory, practical vision and achieving a public distinction.
Therefore one's reputation and career are often connected with
this house. The sign on the tenth house cusp, as well as any planets
located therein, show how we can strive to be a benefit to -
as well as how we can benefit from - society. The tenth house is
about having a goal in life and the self-determination to reach it.
Here is how we can 'live our calling' and become
Libra on the 10th House Cusp
Libra energy is always responsive and conciliating, assuming the
appropriate reaction or delicately-weighted strategic response to any
question or statement. What is sometimes seen as two-faced is only
Libra's facility at responding to each in kind, giving both sides equal
consideration. This is certainly the social sign, par excellence.
Impersonal and impartial, this sign doles out only what is demanded
- nothing overdone, but nothing neglected.
Saturn in the 10th House
Your career, practical vision, and skills are of central importance
to you. You are nothing if not organized and deliberate in this area
of life. Your reputation and image are a source of concern, and you
do everything you can to make them solid.
Neptune in the 10th House
Your practical skills are linked to your almost mystical inner vision.
You manifest your ideals and dreams in an organized and clear-headed
manner. You would be great at giving the public a sense of the ideal
via films, advertising, spiritual work.
The Eleventh House
The eleventh house is where we put our visions and dreams to work
for others. The most future-oriented of the houses, the eleventh shows
our hopes and dreams, and the opportunities we may have to reach them;
how we can turn our dreams into reality. Therefore this house has always
been connected with altruistic and humanitarian goals, as well as having
the self-authorisation to set them in motion. Inventive and unusual,
eleventh house activities often break from conformity, establishing new
and unprecedented states of being.
Scorpio on the 11th House Cusp
Scorpio is intense, passionate, and very personal. It rushes past
superficiality and right to the heart of any matter. A loyal friend but a
fanatic foe, this sign does well in politics and all areas where someone
who dares is rewarded. Associated with sexual energy, Scorpio loves
to get involved, going down deeper, coming up dirtier, and laying
bare anything that lies hidden there.
Moon in the 11th House
You need to be part of a group and draw strength and encouragement from
your friends and acquaintances. Working with others, especially on
community or humanitarian efforts, is perfect for you. You grow through
making ideals real.
Mars in the 11th House
You have real community spirit, a drive to work with others on projects
of humanitarian interest. An urge to make your altruistic dreams a reality
keeps you moving in the direction of group goals and work.
The Twelfth House
The twelfth house is where consciousness dawns - the house
of the rising Sun. This is the indeterminate state - the chaos before
the new impulse - where all is yet unfulfilled potentialities. Traditionally
this is the house of 'sacrifice', and is often connected with prisons,
betrayal and self-undoing. Although we can choose to become
trapped and frustrated by the many obstructions to attaining our
dreams, we can also choose to reach outward and upward to a more
fulfilled state, transcending the usual down-dragging conditions and
rising above difficulties - thus establishing a life nearer our ideal.
Here in the twelfth house we have the capacity to attain liberation by
using our visionary scope and working creatively with life's intangibles
- the power of imagination!
Sagittarius on the 12th House Cusp
Sagittarius is nothing if not direct, candid, and to the point, for this
sign is always concerned with the absolute truth of the subject at hand.
Associated with philosophy, outreach and all things boundless, Sagittarius
energy is always welcome in politics as well as social and community
endeavors where its basic fairness and expansiveness is helpful.
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