|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.
|The Astrological Sun|
|There is only one center to our solar system, and there is only one center|
to your psyche. The Sun is the great central powerhouse which illuminates
us and shows us where we can get the most from life by radiating all that
our sun represents. In Jyotish, the astrology of the Hindus, the Sun is known
as 'atma karaka', or soul indicator, signifying a person's confidence, authority
and power - the ego center of the horoscope. The Sun is our central identity
and 'true self', in that it is toward this more than anything that we
should be moving and developing. Thus, it represents that which we wish to
become and those we look up to. It is also our essence, our bliss, and that
which we do for the sheer fun of it. The Sun is creativity, original flair, celebration
and glory - the quality of output we tend to expect from heros and celebrities.
But we are each capable of giving out more than we do - and I don't mean
money. The Sun is about having a purpose large enough to animate the
whole of your life and going about it with a tone of appreciation and joie
de vivre. Your Sun shows how and where you can shine. Light your fire!
|Sun in Sagittarius |
Honest, open and candid, you are always out-going and frank, and allow
your thoughts be directed toward the future in faith of a good outcome.
On the move, you are a traveler of both the world and the mind - theory,
philosophy and the larger purposes in life attract you. You prefer grand
themes and big gestures - the large canvas and the big brush. The exploratory
drive is very strong in you and you are always shooting for a mark
beyond yourself. New possibilities excite you, therefore you are very good at
sizing up the current situation and seeing how it can be maximised rather than
resisted. By aliging your life activity with something bigger than yourself - some
cause or concept - you transform ordinary humdrum existence into something
nearer the ideal. 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.
|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 Conjunct Mercury |
Mentally active. Intellectual expression comes easily, but is often restless
and lacking patience because the mind operates so quickly. Ablility to excel
in speaking, writing and all types of communication, but can lack objectivity.
Witty and humorous with a dramatic mind, will benefit by being in a
teaching or lecturing occupation. Mind wants to capture as much new information
as possible, so travel when you can.
|Sun Semisquare 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 Semisquare Pluto |
Magnificent willpower. Comes on strong and tends to intimidate. Presence
and concentration are very forceful. Likes to get down to bare essentials
right off. Not afraid of a good confrontation. This intensity puts self and
others through a lot of changes. Would be great at research or any work
that requires digging, searching, investigating, and getting beneath the surface.
Men especially are drawn to or somehow involved in 'underground' activities.
Sex drive is powerful and needs outlet.
|The Astrological Moon|
|The astrological Moon symbolises memory, memes and conditioning -|
the habitual, instinctive, unconscious side of our nature, and therefore
the most predictible. Our interface with the environment - how we react
to it - is best indicated by the Moon's position and the planets it aspects.
Because it represents our upbringing and emotional background, the Moon
denotes our sense of belonging and well-being (or not) and what we
need in order to feel comfortable and content. But all too often the tendency
is for the Moon to reflect back the frayed impressions of old hurts and vendettas,
thereby wasting precious energy on painful and unproductive distractions of the
past. Clearly what is needed is a more aspiring attitude; one in which we are
continually banging our cup and demanding that our needs be satisfied!
What is your special hunger? What kind of stimulation do you need in order
to feel good about yourself? True gratification can be had only by feeding your
Moon. The Feast of the Present is spread out around you!
|Moon in Aquarius |
You are inspired, for humanity is your family and you are seldom bound
by tradition or domestic ties. The big picture is what counts most
with you, and large-scale movements and group work are where you will
find your niche. Your preference for the group comes often at the
expense of your personal relationships. Democratic in the real sense
of the word, you are an altruist and love emotional freedom.
|Moon Semisquare Neptune |
Lives in the feelings. Inspiring and magnificently compassionate. Strong
idealization of the family, past and traditional matters. Most imaginative
when it comes to spirituality and psychology. Entrancing to others with
an ability to draw them into a world of imagination and dreams.
A high floater and full-blown dreamer, complete with built-in psychic
abilities and probably given to visions.
|Moon Sextile Mercury |
Good mental dexterity and emotions color the thought processes.
Ideas and images connect easily with popular trends and
feelings. Good memory, intellectual perceptivity and flexibility.
Understands and performs well with younger people, knows what it
takes to create a supportive environment and to communicate
effectively, so makes a natural teacher.
|Moon Sesquiquadrate Mars |
Energized emotions. Can be a real moving force in the lives of others.
A natural group leader or trainer; vitality and drive are communicated
to all in close contact, especially the young. Emotional enthusiasm is
strong. Puts a lot of energy and effort into surroundings and the domestic
environment, but home life may also be plagued with quarrels. Moral courage.
|Moon Trine Saturn |
Emotional maturity. The sense of responsibility is well developed and
usually ends up managing situations. Disciplined and hard-working; good at
getting others to work. Serious and frugal but enjoys getting along
on less. Essentials are what count. Tends to avoid too much socializing
but takes familial duties quite seriously.
|The Planets: Agents of the Cosmos|
|The planets of astrology are not just giant balls of rock and gas, but |
fractal reflections of the different facets of reality - whole self-consistent
categories of meaning. They reveal tendencies which are in a continual
state of 'becoming'. But each individual is responsible for developing
his or her attributes and actively integrating the planets' detailed messages.
Having had the broad qualities pointed out, you are free to work with
or against the cosmic current. But you will only benefit from the universal
self-organising process by intentionally and planfully improving on those
features as depicted in your birth chart. We only get where we're going
by moving in the right direction. Destiny is a matter of Destination.
|The Astrological Mercury|
|Mercury is the articulate messenger - Hermes - master of the |
networks, change and complexity. He represents mentality:
words, thoughts, ideas, communications. But more generally, this
is the planet of connections - everything that links and conveys
- synchronicity - the magical crossroads at which the observer
stands to see the 'similarity of meaning' in the converging strands
of various causes and effects. This is the meeting place of mind and
matter, where logic, wit and reason are brought into play. The power
of thought. The power of words. The ancestor of every action is a
thought, and how we say something is often more important than
what we say. Words trigger attitudes and set up resonances of their
own, continuing to do their work even when the attention is elsewhere.
Guided by your Mercury, you begin to construct a bridge between yourself
and the world, bringing together all the unique circumstances needed to
trigger results that none of them could have produced on their own.
Mercury shows how you can 'hijack' people, places and situations to
your best advantage - the way you can go about getting your way.
|Mercury in Sagittarius |
You are fair-minded and above-board, always direct and honest
in thought. You are more interested in eternal thoughts and broad
landscapes than in minute details. You always manage to get the
picture right away. Farsighted, you have a wandering mind that
loves to travel and are at home with the bare bones of truth.
|Mercury Conjunct Uranus |
You do a lot to fulfill the popular stereotype of the "genius," so
obviously brilliant are some of the things you think and say.
You have such an outpouring of insights that having a
conversation with you can be a real experience. Your mind
works like lightning. Words and thoughts sort of shoot out,
illuminating whatever subject is at hand. You really do have
very different ideas and ways of expressing them. There
may also be a sustained interest in communication, computers,
electronics, and all that is electrical.
|Mercury Semisquare Saturn |
You are very deliberate when it comes to words, to what
you say and think. When you concentrate, you always
come up with what is essential to the matter at hand, ignoring
all else. You're anything but "flip," and your more serious
approach to ideas, while welcome when there is mental work
to do, may not always be appreciated when others are in
more social moods. The sciences are natural for you.
|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 Capricorn |
You are in love with whatever's practical in relationships,
but you also want commitment - something that lasts.
You appreciate tradition and are conservative in most dealings -
your loyalty and sense of propriety make you and excellent
'business head'. You may tend to be too serious, however,
perhaps coming off too much as the 'cool cucumber'. Benefit
comes through planning and being in control.
|Venus Square Pluto |
When you love, you love with energy and passion. You value personal
contact, cutting through all the externals and getting to the heart of
things. You understand and appreciate vulnerability and have no
compunction about presenting your own sensitive spots to others.
You enjoy working behind the scenes, getting at secret and hidden
areas of the mind and psyche. Changes and transformative experiences
are where you like to be most.
|Venus Trine Mars |
You love to work with younger people and would make a superb teacher
or coach. You appreciate a heart-felt approach and are an enthusiast
if there ever was one. You understand and encourage emotions, feelings
and creativity and find it easy to work in these areas. You value drive and
the ability to get things done. Matters of the heart, marriage, and the like
are areas where you can help others.
|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.
|Venus Square Jupiter |
You value fairness in all things and go out of your way to be just. You
appreciate others who have been successful and may surround yourself
with those in power, be they politicians, officials, what-have-you.
Your sense of quality and discrimination may amount to some sort of
livelihood for you. You could make your living with your good taste.
In addition, you have an innate sense of how to work with and guide
others in making decisions. You understand the choices and can spot
the right ones.
|Venus Sextile Uranus |
Your ability to discriminate real breakthroughs and to spot new trends
makes you able to work in areas at the very fringe of technology. You
love all that is new and different and are expert at sharing your feelings
with others. Electronics, computers, communications (in fact, everything
electrical) are right up your alley. You value independence in partners,
friends, and love. You are what is called a "free spirit".
|The Astrological Mars|
|Mars is the planet of motivation and drive. It is the self-starting|
impetus, initiative and energy we need to get moving. When
we search for the meaning of something, life or whatever, it is Mars
that urges us on and keeps us searching. Mars also drives us against
things too, as when it sends us into war and combat. Mars looks for
the challenge, takes charge and pushes forward with a pioneering spirit.
Mars is purposeful, direct and courageous; where our passion is, there
we find the planet Mars. Thus it also has to do with ardor and impulses,
and often signifies the sex-drive, especially in a man's chart. Martian
energy enjoys becoming involved in the thrust of life - acting promptly on
an urge and, within that conviction, creating more trust in its own
actions. This is a circular process: The more we trust and act, the more
we receive impulses that can be trusted.
|Mars in Virgo |
You have an innate urge to save, salvage and conserve, and take the initiative
when it comes to looking after the details of a project. You always want
to help and to be of service - to have your talents fully utilised. You hate
waste and are very thorough and precise. For the most part, you are
understanding and accepting, but this can sometimes be perceived by others
as criticism. You are a careful technician, good at finding practical solutions to
|Mars Square Neptune |
A desire for unity and atonement. You have an urge to put out to sea and
to somehow get past what separates and into that which unites or ties things
together. Your drive to make dreams real keeps you working for your vision.
The ideal should be made real. You put your whole heart into making your
dreams and ideals a reality.
|The Astrological Jupiter|
|When it comes to an astrology of success and empowerment, some planets|
are more important than others simply because of their nature. As the
planet of outreach and exploration, Jupiter plays a very important role
here. The Hindu word for Jupiter is 'Guru' (Teacher), and Jupiter is about
having an outlook or belief system - something we can identify with or
look forward to. It shows how we search for meaning in our lives, and
therefore has much to tell us about our 'ideal' vocation. Jupiter is the
guiding philosophy which provides us with our sense of direction and
shows us how to approach life's problems. Jupiter is 'conscience', ethics,
as well as our opinions and how we form them. It represents our
speculations about the world and can tell us much about the process
of self-discovery. As the 'lord of opportunity', prosperity, affluence,
and all the benefits we earn through our outgoing-ness and out-giving
to others, Jupiter's position in your chart is instrumental in determining
your capacity for optimism and attracting luck. To enhance Jupiter's
benefit in your life, follow the indications of his placement in your chart.
In general, by adopting a spread of effort rather than a concentration
- by accepting Life's invitations and maximising what they have to
offer - by saying 'yes' to the exotic and unfamiliar - we deliberately
extend our range of contacts and interests whereby luck can
reach us. There is an organic connection between this attitude and
the arrival of the good things in life. A note of warning though, you
can have too much of a good thing.
|Jupiter in Scorpio |
An in-fighter, with animal-like instincts, you love being where the
action is most intense. Your penetrating mind gets through the
B.S. and straight to the bottom line. Exciting to be near, you are
an entrepreneur, attracting luck to yourself through your willingness
to dig in deeper and hold on tighter than those around you.
|Jupiter Conjunct Pluto |
A career in psychology, areas of the mind and self that are vulnerable
and sensitive, is indicated. You not only like change and transforming
experiences, you pursue them for their own sake. You head straight for
whatever challenges your sense of identity and puts you through changes.
This life path could also carry you into subjects like reincarnation, psychic
experiences, and all that is occult or hidden from common view. You plunge
right in, dig through the whole mess, and leave not a secret unturned.
Yours is a career deep in change, transformation, and metamorphosis.
|The Astrological Saturn|
|Saturn is the prince of the material world - the planet of materialization |
and incarnation, self-containment and personal distinction. Saturn rules the
limitations of the world we live in and so indicates where we are bound to
learn self-discipline and duty - whether we like it or not! It is the boundaries
around us that make identity possible. As time passes, you slowly but surely
crystallize a personal identity, distinct and unique from the others around
you, by excluding whatever does not seem compatible with your purpose.
Each new day adds to this evolutionary sense of 'I', with the object being
an increased sense of responsibility. Saturn is said to be the hard
taskmaster, the planet that keeps us from getting carried away in one
direction or another. And although it seems to limit and undermine, it
also defines and clarifies. For it is the process of sedimentation - building
layer upon layer with structure and control - whereby we see our
ambitions realised. Nothing worthwhile can be accomplished without
determination, concentration, persistence, commitment and patience.
|Saturn in Libra |
You have difficulty with relationships and are very idealistic when
it comes to friends. You are inflexible, seldom compromise, and find
it hard to give in where other people are involved. You need to develop
diplomacy and patience. Learn to give (as in "give in") rather than oppose.
|Saturn Sextile Neptune |
Here is the ability to ground and make spiritual ideas a practical matter,
bringing them down to Earth and into everyday life. You have great
discipline when it comes to working with spirituality and unity --
whatever binds or links all of us together. You would be able to
teach and show others these realms. No pie-in-the-sky for you. You
grasp the principles that bind things together, the essentials of a
workaday, practical religion, a down-to-Earth mysticism.
|Saturn Conjunct Pluto |
You may have a tendency to avoid sensitive subjects and to take
refuge in duties and responsibilities rather than face issues that might
disturb you or put you through some changes. You are a stern
pragmatist in all that is psychological -- whatever wells up from
inside us. Your need for psychological security and absolute truth in
all matters cuts through most chit-chat and settles on core material.
You concentrate on deep, inner changes in you and in others - depth
|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.
Realize that change is the only constant phenomenon. In randomness
is all potential. Disorder increases possibilties. 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. Become
|Uranus in Sagittarius |
You have new philosophical ideas for the future, and new approaches to
travel and exploration of all kinds. Long journeys interest you. You may
startle others with your direct conversations, always getting right to
the nitty-gritty. You enjoy being alone, free and on the move. The original
|The Astrological Neptune|
|Neptune is the desire and ablility to transcend normal consciousness and|
everyday waking life - to dream the impossible dream. This 'divine discontent'
can be the cause of much mischief in itself, for to pursue the Ideal is often to
avoid the reality of how things are. But, when it comes to many of the
apparently insolvable problems, the Neptunian approach is often the most
sensible and practical: Rise above it and get over it! The healthy tendencies
of Neptune lie in its ability to see the cosmic humor in almost anything;
to laugh at life's absurdities. And sometimes laughter is the only genuine
response - the last great act of defiance! This is the art of 'sitting loose
to life', which means developing a less resisting, more surrendered attitude
in which we expect the best of all unfulfilled possibilities and potentials -
and never stop dreaming!
|Neptune in Sagittarius |
Idealism is an innate talent, and you are in love with grand gestures and
long thoughts. Religion, politics and philosophy are natural interest.
The world traveler, you enjoy fair, just, frank and broad-minded persons.
You are gregarious and sports-minded. You dare to dream big. You like new
philosophies and long novels.
|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.
|The Astrological Pluto|
|Pluto is the planet of profound change, starting deep within you and moving |
toward the surface, often touching upon the most sensitive areas. It's about
waking up to the 'hidden things', and doing so by reaching an intensity of
awareness whereby, once touched, you have no choice but to change and
grow. Pluto is the process of becoming fully conscious of (revealing) what has
been happening all around you, even though you may not have been aware
of it. Like sex and death - you get to a certain stage in your development and
suddenly you realise what's going on. Pluto is first-hand sensitive experiences
and times of complete identification with a person, feeling or idea. This is very
intense stuff, and to touch upon this material is to go through permanent
change and transformation - inner alchemy.
|Pluto in Libra |
Change and inner growth tend to come through relationships, both friends
and lovers. Marriage or union (yoga) will be very intense and not at all
superficial. You get to the heart of a relationship each and every time.
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