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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