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1 INTRODUCTION In this first lesson on the Planetary Patterns we will first focus our attention on some of the important genera! concepts that you must first understand before you commence an in-depth analysis of each pattern type. In this lesson we will show you how, in most of the types, one (and sometimes more than one) planet is brought into particular emphasis [i.e., "High Focus"] because of its unique position in the planetary distribution about the wheel. Planets, thus emphasized, provide an important point of departure as you begin your delineation of the horoscope. For, where a particular planetary energy or force is emphasized, because of its location in the pattern, you will find this force emphasized psychologically as it operates in the life of the individual whose chart you have under study. THE HIGH-FOCUS PLANET It was Marc Edmund Jones who first coined the word "Focal Determinator." By Focal Determinator we mean some feature of the horoscope that immediately catches the trained eye of the astrologer as being unusual — something that immediately stands out in the horoscope as being unique. And, almost always, this unique factor v/ill tend to symbolize some unique feature of the psychology of the individual. In many cases, this feature will be some single planet which, because of its location in the chart with respect to the other nine planets, stands out for some reason. We refer to such a planet as being in "High Focus". Examples of such High Focus planets might be a Singleton in Hemisphere, a Singleton in Disposition (Sole Dispositor), a planet at the apex of a T-Cross or Yod, the "handle" planet of a Panhandle, etc. Or, it might also be some planet within the dispersion of planets around the horoscopic wheel that, because of its unique position within this planetary dispersion, "takes the strain or pressure" of the pattern. This High-Focus planet becomes, psychologically, an energy that we come to rely upon in our lives and use to deal with the environmental problems that we must deal with daily. Patterns are important. Our daily lives tend to follow some predictable pattern. From the time we get up, bathe, eat breakfast, leave for work, etc., our lives follow a more or less predictable pattern. And, psychologically, we achieve a certain amount of security in learning to rely on such patterns. When something doesn't occur on schedule (when you expect it to occur), worry and psychological stress is likely to result. Most people are predictable because they tend to follow a certain psychological pattern. And, since the horoscope is a symbolic represenration of our basic psychological patterns, we ought to be able to predict certain patterns of behavior from the natal horoscope. These patterns tend to be a kind of framework within which the individual operates. Our purpose in studying the planetary patterns described in the following lessons is to gain additional understanding of the "framework" within which the individual operates in dealing with the problems and situations that he/she must face on a daily basis. How does this individual "define" himself viz-a — viz his environment and other people? How does he deal with others? On an "intimate" basis? Impersonally? Must he remain in "control" of the situation? Is he self-contained? Self-satisfied? Broad- or narrow-minded when it comes to seeing his place in the greater scheme of things? In order to do any meaningful interpretation of a natal horoscope, and provide help to the individual involved, it is first necessary to understand the framework within which that individual habitually operates. By recognizing the planetary pattern within the horoscope we can, thus, recognize the individual's basic framework for living. Each of the patterns you will study represents a basic mode of psychological expression as well as a basic mode of dealing with the immediate environment. And, also, a characteristic method of dealing with problems. While it is true that the sign on the cusp of the Sixth House in the horoscope will tend to show our characteristic mode of dealing with everyday problems, in its purest sense, this indicator cannot be considered alone. It must be considered within the framework of the particular planetary pattern of the horoscope as a whole. Certain patterns will bring a particular planetary energy into focus. Others will not. Try as we may, like Cinderella's sisters who tried to force their feet into the glass slipper, certain charts will defy classification as to a particular planetary pattern. This often disturbs the student who is usually most anxious to classify each chart that he encounters. But, let's face it, there are certain individuals whose life style just defies classification. So be it! Some persons are predictable; others are not. And, if you cannot classify a chart as to a

particular planetary pattern, don't worry about it. This fact, in itself, tells you something very important about the uniqueness of this individual. When you find, because of the pattern, some planet that is brought into High Focus, pay particular attention to that planet. Your subject certainly does! Your subject has probably come to rely upon this planet very heavily in his daily activities. He may tend to see himself in terms of this planet. And, one of the most important things you must determine is, does your subject use this planetary energy in a positive or negative manner? In appendix A we've discussed each planet in some detail as to how it is most usually given expression in both a positive and negative manner. It is well worth your time to commit these basic characteristics to memory. BASIC PRINCIPLES Before we examine and identify each of the patterns, there are several basic principles to keep in mind, which apply to your analysis of all patterns. Each pattern we will discuss has an "ideal" shape, but rarely will you find a horoscope with all ten of the planets ideally arranged to fit a pattern exactly. The actual pattern you'll find will vary to some extent from the ideal. Keeping this in mind, our first two principles may be simply stated: In the analysis of the basic patterns ONLY the ten planets will be considered. Ascendant, Midheaven, the Moon's Nodes, and any of the Arabian Parts are not to be considered in pattern analysis. Not enough knowledge of the Moons Lilith and Lulu is yet available to include their position in the chart for purposes of pattern analysis; and, for the same reason, we do not include the Asteroids either. To the extent that the actual pattern you find deviates from the ideal pattern, there will be a corresponding dilution or diminuation of the characteristic mode of self-expression described for the ideal type. In each of the planetary patterns we study, we shall indicate an "ideal position" for the planet(s) in High Focus. The effect of the High Focus planet will always be marked in the life of the individual. Just how marked and influential it will be is stated in our third principle: The closer the High Focus planet is to its "ideal" position in the pattern, the stronger will be its influence in the person's life; or conversely, the more it deviates from the ideal position, the weaker or more diluted is its effect on the individual . You will note as we study the patterns that they fall into one of two general groups, which we shall refer to as "Bipolar" and "Tripolar." This brings us to our fourth principle: Whenever there is a rather clear choice to be made between two or more patterns, always select a Tripolar over a Bipolar whenever possible. On a daily basis, the planets are seen to rotate clockwise about the wheel. For our purposes in pattern analysis, to aid in finding High Focus planets, the pattern should always be thought of as rotating in a clockwise manner. Any one of the ten planets can be a High Focus planet, depending upon its placement in the pattern. The interpretation of its meaning in the horoscope will be made as normally done— by considering the planetary energy symbolized by the planet, its mode of expression through its sign, its area of emphasis in life through its house, and the aspects to it.

CLASSIFICATION OF THE PATTERNS The basic planetary patterns can be categorized into two major groups, as follows: The Bipolar Group (Bowl, Bucket, Fan, and Hour-Glass) In each of these four patterns, because of the peculiar planetary arrangements involved; i.e., their geometry, there is reduced possibility for the existence of a Grand Trine. T-Crosses and oppositions are frequent in these patterns, as is quadrature emphasis. They tend to have planetary grouping about two foci, or one solid group totally contained within a 180° arc of the circle. The Tripolar Group (Locomotive, Tripod (Splay), Wedge (Bundle), Splash?) The basic geometry of these four patterns is the geometry of the Grand Trine, or the division of the wheel into thirds. In all but the Wedge, there is always the distinct possibility that the pattern will contain a Grand Trine. In the next few lessons, we will consider the Bipolar Group first.

THE SEVEN BASIC PATTERNS The Bipolar Patterns The Bowl Pattern - All ten planets contained within an angle (arc) of 180° to form a kind of "bowl shape." Usually, with two outer planets of the pattern forming the "rim" of this bowl. In this, and in succeeding patterns wherever this occurs, we shall always refer to such an opposition as a "rim opposition". And, in interpreting such patterns, the quadrature (Cardinal, Fixed, Mutable) in which the rim opposition is located must be taken into account in your delineation. High-Focus (Cutting) Planet Rim Opposition The Bucket Pattern - Similar in geometry to the Bowl Pattern, except that only 9 planets now comprise the bowl section. The 10th planet is found somewhere in the open area and acts like a "handle" for the bowl, forming a bucket. This handle planet now becomes the planet in High Focus. The Hour-Glqss (or See-Saw) Pattern - In this pattern the planets arrange themselves about two separate centers, each center being approximately opposite the other in separate hemispheres of the circle. Ideally, two sets of oppositions will determine the boundaries of this hour-glass partem, and any planets found outside of these boundaries planets in High Focus.

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The Tripolar Patterns

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The Wedge (or Bundle) Pattern - In this pattern, all of the planers are found bunched or bundled close together within an angle of not more than 120 . The Locomotive Pattern - Here, we have just the opposite case, where 2/3rds of the circle is occupied with the remaining third open.

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The Splash Pattern - The Splash Pattern may be considered to be a kind of extended Locomotive Pattern. The difference being that the open wedge is considerably smaller than 120 and the planets are scattered pretty evenly around the circle.

In this final pattern we find the planets clustered about three centers. this one planet then becomes a planet in High Focus. for it is. In the next eight lessons.in High Focus. Imagining the pattern to rotate in a clockwise manner around the circle. This is certainly one of the easiest patterns to recognize. SUMMARY In this lesson we have tried to give you a general overview of what each of the planetary patterns looks like. in a tripod-like arrangement. The "ideal" Bowl will have the following geometry: All of the ten planets will be found within a 180° angle (arc) of the circle. and we have set down several basic principles that are always to be observed in determining the individual's planetary pattern. 2 INTRODUCTION Commencing with this lesson. Never will there be a space between any two planets that exceeds 60°. Note that in each of the diagrams there is an "X". each center being approximately 120 from the other two. Each lesson will consist of three parts: 1) Recognizing the geometry of each pattern. This "X" shows the position in the pattern Approx. we shall take up each pattern. we shall begin our detailed analysis of each of the basic planetary patterns or temperament types with the Bowl pattern. 120c at which you will find the High-Focus planet located. 2) Measuring the strength of the High Focus planet and its importance.most taken from the lives of individuals on the contemporary scene. THE IDEAL BOWL PATTERN The Bowl pattern is the first of four patterns that we will study that comprise the general Bipolar classification. we have reviewed the basic meaning of what is meant by a planet in High Focus.The Tripod (or Splay) Pattern . and study the meaning and interpretation to be given to each pattern. shaped just like a bowl. and 3) The characteristic or psychological correspondence between the pattern and the personal temperament traits. in fact. Lesson No. If any of the three legs consists of just one planet. "Cutting" planet Occupied Portion . In other words. The two planets that bound the pattern will form an Opposition of about 180° We shall call this the "Rim Opposition. the planet that "leads the parade" will be called the "cutting planet" and thus becomes the most emphasized planet in the pattern . Each lesson will be followed by a set of example horoscopes of famous people who exemplify the characteristic traits of their pattern . one at a time starting with the Bipolar Groups." be The planets within the confines of the Rim Opposition will rather evenly spaced apart.

(See Lesson No. The affairs of life that are associated with this House will also receive considerable emphasis in the life of this individual. When the Bowl pattern is found to fall totally within one of these hemispheres. and combine their basic interpretations. the pattern is not a Bowl. If it is the only planet in the chart found in a particular hemisphere. He places great faith in his own native abilities and is less inclined to trust others with tasks that he feels he can accomplish better on his own= Rather naively self-contained. especially if it is found in the 1st or 10th houses. If there is an open area within the Bowl that exceeds 60°. the pattern remains a Bowl as long as the opposing planets are within acceptable orb for the Opposition. If in 7. Places greater value upon his privacy. It is in these affairs that he meets life and will attempt to make the greatest impact upon his environment. we have a specialized pattern which we call a "Hemispheric Bowl. There will be occasions where directly behind the Cutting Planet you find a second planet in "close" (less than 3°) conjunction to it. treat both of the planets as being in High Focus. 6). Others . all three planets which comprise the T-Cross will be in the same quadrature. (See Lesson 3). If the angle is less than 130°. If there is a Rim Opposition with the angular distance exceeding 180°. The House location of the Cutting Planet should be particularly noted. If in Houses 4. it is probably the most emphasized planet in the chart and should be given considerable emphasis. The degree of emphasis you give it should be determined by several factors: If it is the planet that rules the Ascendant also. either. it becomes a Singleton in Hemisphere and again commands great emphasis. It must be classified as an Hour-Glass (See-Saw) pattern. 5 or 6: An adaptive. you no longer have a Bowl. The four hemispheres of the horoscopic wheel are determined by the chart angles -the cusp of the lst/7th houses and the 4th/10th houses. generally a matter of public attention and record. Strongly influenced by others and by acts that he does not himself initiate. so the TCross gives greater integrative strength and organization to the Bowl pattern. Its location in an Angular house adds testimony to greater strength of influence. you have a Wedge pattern. Normally." Hemispheric Bowls have a more specialized interpretation. In many instances. He will be repeatedly called upon throughout life to give of himself and his resources in order to achieve any degree of self-realization. If the acceptable orb is exceeded. Quite subjective in his judgements. you must then treat the pattern as a Bucket pattern (see Lesson No* 3). 2 or 3: A strongly self-centered individual motivated more by what he can do for himself than for others. In those Bowl patterns that contain a Rim Opposition.position Rarely will you find an ideal Bowl. THE CUTTING PLANET The Cutting Planet is the most highly emphasized planet in the Bowl pattern. Just as your spine gives integrative strength and structure to the body. the Rim Opposition will be lacking because the planets are more closely grouped together. You will find the related personal characteristics that we normally associate with this quadrature prominent in the life of that individual. provided the boundary planets are separated by an angle that exceeds 130°. The pattern remains a Bowl. It is possible to make the following generalizations regarding this individual's characteristic manner of self-expression: If in Houses 1. 8 or 9: This individual's life and actions are open and exposed to others. always check for the presence of a TCross. In this instance. creative and practical individual who seeks fulfillment through the development and expression of his native talents and abilities in an attempt to improve upon some phase of life that he considers to be of particular importance.

they much prefer to start things themselves [rather than pick up on something someone else has initiated]. to how clearly defined the Bowl is in the chart. not unlike the Libran drive to achieve balance and harmony. A belief in their own basic worthiness as an individual. they tend to rely on "tried and true" principles instead of looking for unique solutions. and in direct proportion.. Such persons are however not born with these temperament characteristics." when. The Bowl individual constantly seeks at every opportunity to balance and get himself in tune with his environment. the times make the man. This takes the more everyday form of some "mission" in life and the advocacy of some "cause".. In the extreme. the trailing planet thus helps the individual to maintain a greater sense of self-proportion. And. And upon whether or not there is a Rim Opposition. Lacking the Rim Opposition. The Bowl-type individual is generally at his best in crisis situations. their sense of "mission" and dedication to some principle or idea that they consider worthy of their energy and attention. Marc Jones describes this as "an ability to hold steadfast under strain". These people are moved more by external factors in their environment than by internal factors within their personal makeup. Sextiles between these planets reveal special opportunities available. 2 or 3 and is more willing to consider others in what he does. younger Bowl-types will attempt to compel attention. How well organized and balanced this individual's personality and temperament are is in proportion to how evenly distributed the internal planets are distributed within the confines of the Bowl. i. Self-fulfillment for him is more easily achieved through the sharing of his resources with others. BASIC PSYCHOLOGY OF THE BOWL PATTERN Perhaps the most fundamental characteristic of individuals having their planets in this Bowl Pattern is a high degree of self-containment. they can sometimes be almost immovable. the greater the degree of self-containment. And one would not particularly characterize them as "pioneers". recognition. Thus. The Bowl individual characteristically always has "something to bear".. In the extreme. They are not half-hearted. and they do hold steadfast. He tends to measure success not so much on his own terms but by what opinion others hold of him. this individual is less able and equipped to do this. notice how each of the individuals has a sense of his/her own presence when they are before the public. they worry about what is wrong with them when they fail to get the recognition that they crave. The degree of self-containment depends largely. You can rely upon these individuals to know what to do in crisis situations. It is when the individual "over-uses" or relies too heavily upon this High Focus planet that the need for compromise becomes most self-evident. They are not nearly as self-contained as they'd like others to think they are. He is likely to do more "taking" than "giving" as he moves through life's experiences. If in Houses 10. 11 or 12: Again we find a rather highly self-contained individual very much in control of his own destiny. As you study each of the example Bowl-type charts that follow. The higher the sides of the Bowl. and acceptance through a conscious and exaggerated air of self-importance. squares between these planets indicate special personal problems or handicaps that must be dealt with and contribute to greater instability. by the sign and house location of the opposing planets.. To this extent. they more resemble the Cancerian temperament and are least like the Aquarian. during their early lives they have certain feelings of unworthiness until they learn that they are capable of making a valuable contribution to life and accomplish things that others value and applaud. When these individuals choose to get involved in some situation they go all the way. they put their whole heart and soul into whatever they choose to do or accomplish.will often prove to be a constant drain on his energies and resources. The Rim Opposition always indicates. He is not quite so self-centered as with Houses 1. They may say that: "I don't care what others think. the psychological framework within which these persons operate — a high degree of self-containment. . When all about them is in chaos or disarray.e. they care a great deal. However. and their optimism in the basic worthiness of their ideas that [in their own way] they can somehow change the world and make it better—should always be explored in any attempt to delineate the Bowl-type chart. a need for compromise between the opposing forces but generally in the direction of the High Focus planet. in fact. they "keep their cool!" Most especially those types who have the Rim Opposition in their pattern. We note in those who have achieved notable success and prominence in life that their success is the product of their times.

e. "Selected Topics in Astrology". if not kept within balance by the Trailing Planet. symbolically. The Bowl is overturned. often his own best friend. though it is not "rare" either.The dynamic drive of the Bowl individual is set into motion by the relationship of the occupied to the unoccupied portions of the wheel. the individual feels that he is lacking in those things represented by the unoccupied portion of the wheel. A very giving individual. the Cutting Planet gains great power and emphasis within the chart. regardless of the pattern it falls within. It can. Marc Jones calls this feature the "Trigger. Consciously. the typical Bowl pattern is epitomized and most evident when it contains a T-Cross. Where the Bowl lacks a Rim Opposition. The focal. through and during the process of living and gaining experience. planet of the T-Cross symbolizes the individual's greatest need or motivating force. He is compelled to live an outer. e. East. Here. often giving them a very personal and unique interpretation. is quite unusual. as in the chart of Barbra Streisand with Venus in the 12th House (all other planets being North). We can find the influence of the Singleton in Hemisphere not only in the Bowl Pattern (where it is most likely to be observed) but in other patterns also. also the alternate possibility that the Trailing Planet may be a Singleton in Hemisphere which (when this occurs) detracts markedly from the power of the Cutting Planet and diminishes its influence.In many respects quite the opposite * of the former. The unoccupied portion of the wheel. Though this situation may be rare it is instructive to see how the Hemispheric Bowl operates to gain a greater understanding of the interpretation of the Bowl's position within the wheel. or West as determined by the chart angles. • . Singleton in Hemisphere . A very public person who can hide little from others.. in Barbra Streisand's chart the apex is Jupiter in the Third House and shows her keen desire for communication.. Others drain off his energies. The Hemispheric Bowl pattern occurs when we find all ten planets located within one hemisphere of the wheel — be it all planers North. In the chart of Guru Maharaj Ji. For example. by house and sign. in which quadruplicity [quadrature] the opposition (and sometimes the T-Cross) is located. giving the individual maximum self-containment. indicates those things for which the individual must strive to achieve a greater feeling of completion and accomplishment. THE HEMISPHERIC BOWL The Bowl Pattern is not particularly high in statistical frequency of occurrence among these various patterns. Space here does not permit an extended discussion of Natural Disposition. overpower almost everything else in the chart and become a kind of planetary "distator". o All Planets South (Above the Horizon) . The occupied portion. A collector of experiences. but with a tremendous need for ego satisfaction (Cutting ^ Planet in First House)." Given a fairly even distribution of planets within the Bowl. They provide the base or basis from which this individual operates—where he feels most secure and self-sufficient. or sub-consciously. South. Neptune in the First House shows a tremendous ego need which finds expression in a religious (neptune) way. we find an individual who must either generate an internal dynamic drive from within [self-inspired] or go spinning through life like a top with no particular purpose. or apex. Its effect remains the same. though with a tremendous potential for giving of himself to others. however. practical. In this case. This has been discussed fully in my book. though. o All Planets North (Below the Horizon) .Here the Bowl cannot spill. There is. in Gemini her need to express herself in many alternate forms as is so obvious in her music. and highly subjective life.g. we see a kind of constant power struggle within the psychology of the individual with each planet trying to get the upper hand and neither ever completely succeeding. He senses that in some way he is "missing" something—that there is some portion of the world from which he has been excluded or deprived—and the drive is to fill up this hole.When the pattern produces a Singleton in Hemisphere. through house and sign. This is a very private person. i. the basic motivator in the chart will be that square in which the planets involved are closest to exactitude (90°). indicate what this individual has to offer his world. To find a Hemispheric Bowl. How this individual approaches the problems of life and attempts to deal with and solve them is indicated by the Natural Disposition shown in the chart. All of the aforementioned characteristics show themselves most clearly to the keen observer. the Bucket and the Wedge. Problems in orienting himself to his world and other people. but with a strong need to draw upon the strength and experience of others in return. making it more difficult to retain the fruits of his efforts.

Of all of the four types. o Strongly self-contained but desiring recognition. This individual tends to "scoop up experience" in much the same way one scoops up sugar or flour. SUMMARY We have completed the first lesson on one of the basic planetary patterns .o All Planets East . a prime mover and stimulant to other people. The Cutting Planet is their constant point of contact with their environment. He is like the fuse # that ignites the bomb.. and highly jealous of his personal reputation. Venus is not only in High Focus because of its pattern position but also because it is a singleton in hemisphere (all other planets being North). still this horoscope of musician-actor Desi Arnaz qualifies as a bowl. With 9 planets North you can be sure that psychologically she has a lot to give to the world. clearly able to take greatest advantage of situations as they present themselves. These characteristics will be present to the extent that the pattern approaches one of these ideals. the house location indicates where they seek to gain prominence.the Bowl. Mercury in the 9th House is his High Focus planet. Here. and when he comes to prominence it will generally not be of his own doing. Isn't it interesting that he had to leave his native country to achieve his success (Sun in 9th House) and that today he is a college professor teaching acting (Mercury in the 9th House)! . Individuals having this pattern will be generally characterized by: o An all-or-none psychology. Planets within the Bowl are well distributed with no open space that exceeds a sextile. strongly dedicated. Kennedy's daughter provides us with an excellent example of the Bowl Pattern. the Bowl is in the 'capture" position. O Has a "mission" in life. The distribution of the planets within the Bowl indicates how well organized they are." Far from being the ideal. His life is strongly conditioned by the actions of others. 0 Most strongly influenced by factors in his external environment. Its sign location indicates how they approach life. o Introspective. The horoscope of multi-talented Barbra Streisand presents us with another fine example of the Bowl type. To the extent that it approaches one of these types. and this individual's tendency is to capture activities that have been initiated by others and bring them to consumation» His major problems will come to him as the result of the acts of others. Caroline Kennedy is more of a "taker.Here. an opportunist. The student should keep these four prototypes in mind in the analysis of any Bowl pattern that is considered. still there is no space between them that exceeds a sextile. however. Note how closely the Bowl approaches one of the "ideal" positions. in fact there are no oppositions in the chart at all. this individual is most the product of his times and environment. It contains the Rim Opposition -Moon opposing Uranus . Holes in the distribution symbolize an internal void within the individual. Even though the planets are unevenly distributed. The planets are well distributed and again we find a strong T-Cross.Here the Bowl is in what Jones calls the "scoop" position. we see the individuals characteristic approach to his life and his innate potential for prominence among his fellow men. O Able to hold steadfast under strain. This individual is typically the cause of his own problems and successes and bears full responsibility for his own actions. looking for a meaning to their life. The Rim Opposition gives greater self-organization and containment and adds a more dynamic drive and direction to the life. o All Planets West .with Mars completing the T-Cross. There is no Rim Opposition. He is. This horoscope of former President John F. sometimes setting things in motion that he cannot later control. Uranus is in High Focus. or something to bear.

provided only that it may not be conjunct either of the planets forming the border of the bucket portion. For you to discover an "ideal" Bucket Pattern in a horoscope is not uncommon. however. i. Probably after the Hour-Glass Pattern. clockwise or counterclockwise from this point. The quadrature emphasis that they exhibit will again provide the dynamic thrust and drive in this life. and no T-Cross or Grand Cross . This pattern is really a Bucket with the Moon as the Handle Planet. The Cutting Planet now assumes a place of slight and certainly secondary importance. whether you call the chart a Bowl or a Bucket. the Cutting Planet was the most influential. however is important. A single remaining planet will be found in the unoccupied hemisphere. And this modification to the basic Bowl pattern causes a very marked modification of the basic Bowl temperament. To this point we have said nothing about the relative degree of occurrence of each of the seven patterns within the population. There may be no Rim Opposition. 3 INTRODUCTION In this lesson we shall examine the second pattern in the Bipolar classification the Bucket. give serious consideration to treating the pattern as a Tripod. THE IDEAL BUCKET PATTERN The Bucket Pattern is the second of four patterns which comprise the Bipolar classification. But here.all of which can be found in a Bucket lattern in any combination. you may still choose to classify this as a Bucket Pattern. treat the pattern as a Bowl. in the Bucket Pattern the Handle Planet becomes the focal point of the planetary energies.. Normally. Many prominent people have this pattern. if the separation is greater. Its position. There will also be a "Core Opposition" in which one or more planets within the bucket portion are opposed to the Handle Planet. Although the Bowl pattern is certainly not an infrequent occurrence. We shall call this single planet the "Handle Planet". in High Foces. The Handle Planet may lie anywhere in the open hemisphere . Core Opposition. There will be a Rim Opposition defining the edge of the bucket portion. . however. some part of the idealized pattern may be missing. when you find a T-Cross or Grand Cross. the Moon still gets the emphasis in the house of religious matters. You should especially note whether the Bucket Planet is directly over the top of the bucket. a Lesson No.When is Bowl no longer a Bowl? The chart of Guru Maharaj Ji illustrates this predicament. This pattern is aptly named since it is a 9-planet bowl pattern but with the 10th planet in the pattern outside of the bowl forming a "handle". If you follow the rules on Page 17. you should have little difficulty in identifying this pattern. As with the Bowl. If the potential Handle Planet is conjunct (within 12°) one of the Rim planets. it cannot be totally overlooked. to the point where we must identify this as a very distinct pattern. you should have little difficulty in identifying this pattern. The "ideal" Bucket will have the following geometry: Nine planets will always comprise the actual bucket and be contained within an angle of 180 .e. the Bucket pattern is more frequently found than the Bowl. Cutting Planet Core Opposition –—Handle Planet — Rim Opposition Whereas in the Bowl Pattern. This pattern puts a handle on the Bowl. the Bucket is the second most common. Frequently. The following additional guidelines will also assist you in your determination: If within the Bucket itself there is a space between planets in excess of 65°. If you discover that a second planet is very close (less than 3°) to the potential Handle. it gives additional integrative strength and organization to the individual's temperament. you must treat it as an Hour-Glass Pattern.

He cannot live on the surface of life for it is his style to dig deeply into experience and sample more of what life has to offer. And both also share the ability to handle best those affairs of life indicated by the occupied houses. because the Handle Planet and cutting planet are in closer proximity. When directly above the center of the bucket portion . if it is Uranus.) Most Bucket types have a highly directed way of approaching situations as they occur. the Bucket-type is much more objective and get back from a situation and view it in a new perspective. While the Bowl-type individual gets very subjectively and personally involved in the matters of living. When closer to the Trailing Planet . The most flexible or "mutable" individuals would fall within the Hour-Glass pattern. primarily in a manner related to its sign and in the area of life related to its house. The Bowl lacks this perspective. The Bowl is concerned primarily with the purpose of living. The Bucket individuals are more the doers. He has greater confidence in his native endowments and is more prone to draw upon his background and experience before commiting himself to a course of action. It is through such experience that he satisfies his needs and gains fulfillment. The Bucket individual uses the Handle Planet as an "arm" to reach out for what is lacking in a much more directed manner. and therefore would be more "cardinal" types. THE HANDLE PLANET We have already emphasized the importance of considering the expression of the particular planetary energy represented by the Handle Planet. You will find this energy given great emphasis in the basic character of the individual.A highly directed individual capable of resorting when necessary to distinctly ruthless tactics to achieve his ends. The Bowl tends to scoop up or capture these things as he goes through life. but their way of achieving self-fulfillment differs. This Focal Planet gives greater emphasis in the chart to the sign and house in which it is found. When closer to the Cutting Planet . you can be sure that this is an "experimentive" individual who thinks in a unique way and appreciates others who respect his uniqueness and independent spirit. The Handle Planet is not quite so dominant and the Cutting Planet is thus more influential.This individual by temperament is inclined to be impulsive and at times over-confident. The Bowl asks "why". He is more inclined to respond to the immediacy of the situation rather than to . the actual planet [and what it represents] must be held foremost in mind. the Bucket is more concerned with the process. If we liken the three patterns within the Bipolar Group to the Quadruplicities. the Bucket is perhaps less certain of himself.THE BASIC PSYCHOLOGY OF THE BUCKET PATTERN The Bucket Pattern derives its basic uniqueness from the placement of the Handle Planet by sign and house.This individual by temperament is more cautious and selfconserving. The basis from which both types operate is largely determined by the signs occupied by the bowl planets. the Bucket-type individual can be an excellent teacher and instructor of others because of his willingness to share his experiences with others in an objective manner. (See the Appendix for the keywords to the High Focus planets. In this situation. he is most certainly not a shallow individual. Whereas the Bowl individual is highly self-contained. the Bucket asks "how". For example. The Bowl and the Bucket individuals both sense a kind of emptiness or lack of those things represented by the unoccupied signs and houses. a characteristic that Bowl types lack. Let us now turn to the interpretation of its position relative to the rim of the Bucket. The Bucket is also more willing to accept and execute matters that are not basically of his own creation. In either case. The Bucket shares with the Bowl a strong need to establish a kind of internal stability and base from which to operate. To fully understand this uniqueness. At his worst. You may wish to think of the Handle Planet as the "nozzle of a hose". there is great single-minded ambition strongly pursued in a less well organized fashion and often in response to a purely internal impulse. When there is also a Core Opposition. Similar in nature to the Fanhandle. we would classify the Bowl as "fixed" since these individuals are the least adaptable. To this extent we might classify the Bucket type as a "pragmatist". At his best. there is more a sharing of their mutual powers especially if they are sextile or quintile. this individual can be an agitator and malcontent when the thrust of his temperament is frustrated in some manner. gathering all of the power and energy of the planets within the Bucket portion to a point of focus where it is spewed out for release.

You will sometimes find a situation where all nine of the bucket planets are contained within one hemisphere of the wheel. is much more directed. As with the hemispheric bowl the potential of this individual in gaining a position of prominence is greatly increased. By analogy. he can and often does use the planetary energy represented in the Handle Planet very effectively in making his way in life. we would classify him as the "executive type". The Sun opposed to Neptune forms the Rim Opposition. Here we find an individual whose life tends to develop under conditions of continuing crisis. the private life becomes more turbulent and less integrated.take a more long-range view. These oppositions are always important when they are found in the same quadrature by sign. Saturn is clearly the Handle Planet in High Focus. while the Handle is found in the opposite hemisphere making it a Singleton in Hemisphere. With nine planets South she has much to give to the world in her own right. and he goes after it. Jupiter is not only the Handle Planet. well illustrates a clear Bucket Pattern. Saturn is closer to the Sun than Neptune. It indicates a special capacity or gift for some particularly effective kind of activity and use of critical powers. Saturn opposed to the Moon forms the Core Opposition. The interpretation of this "gift" will depend upon the house. Typically. Where the Rim Opposition is present in the Bucket Pattern. its presence accentuates the individuals individuality and gives greater inner stability and equilibrium. You could call this chart either a . whether ruthlessly or with regard to the consequences of his actions. The presence of a Grand Cross with one leg forming the Rim Opposition and the other leg the Core Opposition is an unusual situation that will sometimes by found. He knows what he wants. As with all of the planetary patterns. though sharing certain of the temperament characteristics of the Bowl individual. we have seen an individual who. sign. He carries a big "club" in the Handle Planet and with the right arrangement of planets forming the bucket to support this "club". This horoscope. The tendency is to direct and focus his energy upon some practical application of the energy that is represented in the Handle Planet. we find an individual who typically becomes so occupied with trying to establish his own inner equilibrium that it becomes difficult for him to keep his Handle Planet energies directed at an efficient focus. SUMMARY In this second Bipolar planetary pattern. but it is also brought to High Focus as a singleton in hemisphere (South). the Cutting Planet's influence and power is considerably weakened though if these planets are in trine they remain supportive of each other without any conscious effort on the part of this individual.the secondary power resident in the Cutting Planet. Her personal tragedy and suffering come from the Pluto/Mars opposition to her Jupiter. and hemisphere location of the Handle Planet. When this opposition is absent. And beneath the trunk. As soon as the immediate crisis is solved. with great abandon. He will characteristically make vigorous demands upon others for their cooperation in the achievement of his objectives. the individual's energies are more clearly directed toward his objectives. where it is not quite so obvious. the next one is already looming over the horizon. The horoscope of Jonathan Winters clearly illustrates the problem of what do you do when the Handle Planet (here Uranus) completes a Grand Trine. in a somewhat similar fashion to the way in which an elephant uses his trunk to get what he wants. Here. Where we find both the Core and Rim Oppositions lacking. because the Handle Planet is much more remote from the Cutting Planet. and thus much of its thrust is lost. Its power is consequently weakened. Here we find a Bucket Pattern lacking the Rim Opposition but having a Core Opposition. the pressure therefore cannot build within the "pot" to as great an extent and therefore the internal energies do not get quite so clearly expressed through the Handle Planet. Note especially the angular relationship between the Handle Planet and the rim of the bucket since this will always indicate how the individual will use the power of the Handle Planet . With a Core Opposition present. the quadrature emphasis should always be considered when present since it shows the more dynamic direction that the individual is likely to take in his life.with reserve. of operatic soprano Leontyne Price. This individual has great potential for accomplishment. is the "tusk" . He knows his limitations. as is the importance and power of the Handle Planet. There is no "lid" for the "pot". It brings greater self-awareness and makes this person more aware of his options. He can easily become the proverbial "jack-of-al I -trades and master of none". but there is also a corresponding risk of selfdefeating confusion if he scatters and dissipates his resources and energies.

6:4 or 5:5 division. It is for this reason that the Wedge is the rarest in occurrence of the various patterns possible. the Locomotive emphasizes Pluto. Neptune and Pluto. The possibility of occurrence is in some cases highly dependent upon the yearly locations of the outer planets . while others can occur most every year. How would you classify this horoscope?đ Lesson No. however. 4 INTRODUCTION In this lesson we shall study the third planetary pattern found in the Bipolar Group -the Hour-Glass Pattern. the space between Mercury/Saturn exceeds a sextile. it is perhaps a good time to examine the frequency of occurrence of each of the planetary patterns.the Handle Planet . even though the rule is choose the Tripolar Pattern when there is a choice. I feel that "Hour-Glass" is perhaps more descriptive of how an individual with this pattern actually functions. For example.Bucket or a Locomotive.Uranus. The Bucket emphasizes Uranus. Some of the patterns may exist only in certain years. doubly emphasized as a planet in High Focus as being the Bucket Handle and a singleton in hemisphere (South). In the horoscope of comedienne Carol Burnett we clearly have a Bucket pattern even though there is neither a Rim or Core Opposition (her chart contains no oppositions). slow-moving Neptune and Pluto were conjunct in the Sign of Gemini with Uranus generally opposing them from Sagittarius. There is both the Rim Opposition (Sun-Uranus) and the Core Opposition (Saturn-Pluto) and here they complete a Grand Cross in Angular Houses (allowing an orb of 12° of the opposition). And this pattern is the most frequent in occurrence of the eight patterns.in the open hemisphere to a planetary distribution where there are two or more planets in the open hemisphere. When visualized within the horoscopic wheel. I ask your indulgence in including my own horoscope among those of the famous people used as examples. With this pattern we move from a pattern where there was just one planet . Later in the lesson I shall indicate why I feel this is so. Thus we may have a 2:8.with all ten planets confined within a 120 angle. however. FREQUENCY OF OCCURRENCE At this point. Although this was a fairly apt name for this pattern. The "ideal" Hour-Glass will have the following geometry: . of course. they form a kind of "X" or Hour-Glass Pattern. 7:3. Saturn is. The general frequency of occurrence of the eight patterns falls roughly into the following order: Hour-Glass Pattern (most frequent) Bucket Pattern Locomotive Pattern Bowl Pattern Splash Pattern Fan Pattern Tripod Pattern Wedge Pattern (fairly rare) THE IDEAL HOUR-GLASS PATTERN The Hour-Glass Pattern completes our study of the Bipolar patterns. You can thus see that during this time period the existence of the Wedge was impossible . Which would you choose? I favor the Bucket because both a Rim and Core Opposition are present. Note. it is a good example of a non-typical Bucket. When the original seven-pattern typology was first described and named by Marc Edmund Jones he called this pattern the "See-Saw". The Hour-Glass Pattern does not suffer from this limitation and can exist for certain periods in any year. during the late 19th Century and on into the first decade of the 20th Century.

a planet of significance would be any that fall outside of the boundary oppositions but remain close enough to a group to preserve the integrity of this pattern. The opposition demands choice and compromise. Their house and sign locations do indicate points of contact between the individual and his environment as we found previously in the Bowl and Bucket Patterns.to achieve some degree of harmony and balance. We can.provided there is at least one and preferably two oppositions within accepted orb between the two groups. In a pattern where this occurs clockwise of the Cutting Planet. There will be certain instances in which the pattern seems skewed to one side of the central axis. They can be in any numerical distribution of from 2:8 to 5:5. it is often best to select the Locomotive Pattern in preference to the HourGlass. But the See-Saw suggests the possibility of rather sudden oscillations as weight is placed on one end. Ideally there would be at least 90 of open area on each side. a different classification should probably be selected as being more revealing of the psychological type. or a remarkable and refreshing openmindedness expressed quite creatively. the emphasis shifts slowly back to the other group in a more uniform way as does the sand flowing from the top to the bottom of the hour-glass. Lesson No. If the angle on one side is less than 60 . This ebb and flow of emphasis from one group to the other is characteristic of the basic psychology of this individual. If you can imagine the whole pattern as being one gigantic opposition. that Cutting Planet is robbed of any special strength that it might otherwise possess. as pointed out in previous lessons. pulling the individual in two directions. These persons do show a kind of tentativeness of temperament that can either be a basic weakness through constant oscillation. BASIC PSYCHOLOGY OF [HE HOUR-GLASS PATTERN The Hour-Glass type individual is in some respects not unlike the Libran who goes through life doing his "balancing act" . however. The occurrence of such a planet normally indicates some special genius or gift in that individual. still have the Hour-Glass provided the open area is in excess of 60 . I do observe that when the emphasis on one group becomes too intense.a Core Opposition of two planets lying roughly along the central axis. reveal the quadrature emphasis and thus the dynamic thrust of the individual's basic motivational pattern. 4 The Hour-Glass Pattern The student should note that because of the geometry of this pattern there is a lessened liklihood of the occurrence of the T-cross (although it certainly remains possible with a wide spread in one group. We said that there must always be at least one opposition present . In this case. you can get the flavor of his general psychological makeup. as the emphasized group is "raised" by the individual in importance the sand seeks to flow downward into the emptier section. A basic characteristic of the opposition is that it always indicates a "interpersonal" problem. one that involves some adjustment between you and other people. If there are no oppositions. Typically this individual has both an interest and a capacity for adjustment to the reality of any situation in which he finds himself. although they should not be entirely overlooked. Their life is mote like an Hour-Glass in the shifting emphasis back and forth between the two groups. it would probably be a Splash. In this pattern. This pattern was originally named the "See-Saw" as being symbolic of this balancing act. We mentioned in the last lesson the "mutability" of this pattern. If you will think of the emphasized group as being the one with the greatest proportion of sand. but there must be at least two planets in The perfect pattern would contain three oppositions . He is both interested in and able to coordinate conflicting views and use . the Cutting Planets for each group have a much reduced emphasis. you would probably classify the pattern as a Locomotive. He has a basic. interest in people at a very personal and humanistic level.The planets in this pattern have a tendency to group themselves in two groups or clusters about the of a central imaginary axis. The oppositions will.) When a Grand Trine occurs.a sextile. All ten planets would be located within the Boundary Oppositions. if less on both sides. He constantly seeks that very delicate balance between himself and others in his environment. I do not observe such sudden phenomena in these individuals. There must be an open area on either side of the two groups to clearly distinguish where the two groups are located. and two Boundary Oppositions in a "X" defining the boundaries of the HourGlass. And we find this also to be characteristic of the Hour-Glass individual. The Hour-Glass Pattern is still possible here .and the opposition always indicates opposing forces at work.

A 5:5 division will give about equal emphasis to both groups. In fact. They function best in fluid situations. The duality of interests and the oscillation. External to the individual. In each case there were two distinct poles. In all cases. All three patterns lean very heavily upon the character of the opposition with its bipolarity. these persons benefit most from this fluidity. these points of concern will be much more greatly emphasized. however remain the hall marks of this pattern. You will notice that in each of the three patterns discussed there was a dual polarity. the "perfect" Hour-Glass Pattern previously described. The Hour-Glass in dynamic action. back and forth. they are quincunx (5 houses apart) we get the typical "much smoke and little fire" syndrome of the quincunx. The energies of all planets within the confines of the Boundary Oppositions will find more orthodox expression. (others). any planets outside of the confines of the Boundary Opposition demonstrate the special gift(s) or genius of this individual. we see the individual (the group below the horizon) internal situation . The second planet is below the horizon indicating something internal . When. Often the life of such "quincunx" individuals will reflect this constant concern. It should be pointed out that in making the above determination. free to move. Fixity frustrates them. In the Bowl. the Hour-Glass as being basically "mutable".conflicting forces to advantage. In the Bucket. In the remaining patterns you will discover that the trine aspect is at the basis of each group. for example. group versus group.opposing the external (above the horizon) environmental situation. Again. that there need not necessarily be even a planet in this central sign and house. Life for these individuals is more difficult and complex since there is less fluidity here. what is basically transpiring in each group has added significance. We emphasized the Bowl as being more "fixed" in character. though illustrating an individual of great duality and flexibility. In the opposition there is always one end above the horizon indicating something going on in the external environment.his basic motivation. it is this opposition(s) that indicates the psycho-dynamics of the individual . He can. the Bucket as being basically "cardinal". fullness versus emptiness. being capable of bridging differences and communicate meaning or share intelligence in some way with others.what the individual is doing. In the remainder of our lessons we will be discussing four patterns where instead of "twos" we will find the emphasis placed upon "threes" or the concept of the trinity. Such planets when found demonstrate the individual's genius through a reading of the planet by sign and house. Since only rarely will the Cutting Planet in each group have important significance (unless brought into High Focus for example as a Singleton in Hemisphere). It is only those outside of these confines that stress the individual's uniqueness. The person is blocked in achieving because there is more self-concern with getting himself into balance with his environment. The clue to what is being balanced comes from both the sign and house lying at the central point of each group. take information from two seemingly unrelated areas of life and put the information together in a new and cohesive way. Therefore. A final point in connection with the Hour-Glass Pattern is also worth emphasizing. the dynamics of his makeup. by keeping things loose and fluid. When the pattern does contain a Core Opposition. Usually. When they are actually opposed we see this free flow of compromise and balance. the Handle Planet versus the other nine planets. of the center point of each of the two groups. and unhampered. The man . Which of the two groups gets the greater emphasis in the individual's life will depend upon which group contains the most planets. however. considering the HourGlass to be a massive opposition in action.versus his environment . SUMMARY This completes our discussion of the Bipolar Patterns. When viewed in this light. He is a "bridge-builder". But the concern of each group will center around this house and sign. an 8:2 emphasis will lean heavily to the "8 planet" group. there will be one there however. and the ebb and flow of attention from one area to the other will be much more fluid. In the Hour-Glass. might well be a very ordinary-type individual since no planet would be outside of the boundaries thus indicating any exceptional genius. .

the planet of primary importance was the Cutting Planet. Here we have a very clear Hour-Glass Pattern. In this lesson we will consider the most predominant Tripolar pattern . We will again see this phenomenon in action when we study the Tripolar Groups. This approximates the action of the Trines in the horoscope. In the Bucket.and focused upon a third point .planets in cadent houses as well as for the Sagittarius Stellium. The dynamics of the Grand Trine may be likened to a Wheelbarrow in which a force is applied at two points . sextiles. Like any three-legged platform. Marc Jones characterizes them as being self-adequate and surefooted of action.the handles . The concept of Momentum in physics derives from Newton's Laws of Motion. In your delineation of the horoscope. Lesson No. an excellent starting point in the delineation. we shall commence our consideration of the various patterns that comprise the Tripolar Group . Trines tend to remain at rest.In the Bowl. especially any Grand Trines that may be found. Whereas the Bipolar patterns are based upon the Opposition. In this horoscope we find a very clear Hour-Glass Pattern. they are hard to upset. but one that lacks the sharp definition given to it by the boundary oppositions (one of which is lacking since Uranus is unopposed). until the initial inertia is overcome and the Trine is activated. 5 INTRODUCTION Starting with this lesson. with Venus and Jupiter being the planers most involved with Noel Coward's uniqueness.the wheel.especially for the "wheel" at which the pressure or force is being focused and applied. While the Hour-Glass yields no High Focus Planet. Included among these laws is a statement that: "An object in motion tends to remain in motion. Momentum then tends to keep a moving object in motion. Here we have an interesting example of an Hour-Glass with a Core Opposition only which is greatly emphasized as a Fan-handle. They have a rather deep-seated feeling that there's is the right way to accomplish any task. and a resting object at rest. and certainly for these Tripolar types. Here the seven planets are closely grouped and the other three widely scattered. However it is still an Hour-Glass. the Tripolar patterns are based upon the Trine. In the Tripolar patterns we will study. THE GENERAL NATURE OF THE TRIPOLAR PATTERNS All of these Tripolar patterns can be generally characterized as having personalities or temperaments of stability. which is often found in the horoscopes of persons born at the turn of the century. The High Focus planet together with this basic psychological pattern will have already taken you quite some distance into the character of the individual and shown you to a considerable extent what makes him "tick". This chart is also unique in its lack of squares. is this High Focus planet.patterns based upon the division of the chart into thirds. Moon/ Mercury and Neptune/Mars form the boundary oppositions.Pluto/Moon/Uranus. rather than into halves. it was the Handle Planet that was brought to High Focus. Jupiter-Mars exceeds a sextile (65°) as we must consider this an Hour-Glass Pattern even though the chart also very clearly contains a Grand Water Trine . In the Hour-Glass Pattern it was the exceptional planet(s) that fell outside of the confines of the boundaries that got the emphasis. and. after a consideration of the basic psychology of the pattern. Neptune (music) is brought to High Focus as the apex of a Panhandle. but once in motion they continue to remain in motion. look for this effect . try to . and that they are adequate to the challenge." To get an object at rest into motion there is an initial inertia to first be overcome. In this horoscope we find one of the boundary oppositions lacking but there is a core opposition (Neptune opposed to Sun/Mercury). In the delineation of any chart that falls within these Bipolar classifications. This is your foundation. • In Carter's horoscope we find the 2:8 configuration along with a • Mutable T-Cross. upon which your entire delineation can now be built.the Locomotive (also sometimes called the "Wheelbarrow"). and an object to rest tends to remain at rest. unused. MOMENTUM is the basic keyword for the Trine.

These mid-points are the "points of application" of the trine. we merely put a handle on the Wedge in much the same way that we put a handle on the Bowl pattern to get the Bucket pattern. It is the "wise" man who overcomes the inertia of rest of his trines and sets them in motion. the native capabilities of the trine (the trine's force) finds application in life through the sign and house location of the midpoints. But he has a choice . The more traditional astrologer does not consider the trine to be very dynamic. Squares and oppositions cannot be ignored. They "must" be responded to. either natally or by transit. 5 The Locomotive Pattern THE TRINE . It would appear that the preference in application is given to the midpoint that is trine the two trining planets. But the trine does have its own set of dynamics. all of the others will always have a planet in High Focus.the one in the widest open area. there are three possible sextile midpoints. However. by overcoming an Trin e initial inertia. Every trine in the horoscope has two mid-points between the trining planets. but the one that appears to get the most emphasis is the one external to the individual . Squares and oppositions do not permit such choice. In the Fan pattern. in the Wedge (or Bundle) pattern it is the opposite. With the Grand Trine. one must first understand the basic dynamics of the trine. We have already indicated that one characteristic of the trine is a kind of momentum. built-in native capabilities. all ten planets are tightly grouped together within a 120° segment. One point is 60 (sextile) from the trining planets. however. And we know that in many horoscopes there are trines.ITS POINTS OF APPLICATION In order to more clearly understand the underlying psychological significance of the Tripolar Patterns. they are at "rest". we have a Grand Trine present. In the Locomotive pattern. If the student keeps these ideas. the functioning and psychological significance of the Locomotive and Wedge Patterns will be much more clearly understood. Lesson No. the emphasis gets shifted to the mid-point that is sextile the trining planets. And as Newton pointed out. of course. they tend to remain in motion. Once set in motion. or does it still remain at rest? All of the Tripolar patterns are based upon a division of the horoscopic wheel into thirds. they must be dealt with. at least in the way one thinks of the square and opposition as giving a driving force to the character.determine whether this is an individual where the Trine has been activated. that are totally ignored and as the result never get used. 2/3rds of the space is occupied while l/3rd is unoccupied. The thrust of the trine's energies are always from within and outward. the other 120 from them. If.to use or not to use the trine. the thrust of the trine's energies outward. in mind. The Tripod may or may not have a Focal planet. things at rest tend to remain at rest. The point that is sextile gets secondary preference. And once in motion. things can be set in motion. In this state. In the Tripod (or Splay) pattern we find the planets in three distinct nuclear groups with the midpoint of each group roughly 120° distant from the other two. THE IDEAL LOCOMOTIVE PATTERN The "ideal" Locomotive Pattern will have the following geometry: .

The ten planets would be evenly distributed about 2/3rds of the circumference of the wheel with the remaining l/3rd unoccupied. the planet leading the planetary parade (in clockwise fashion) wi be th^ Cutting Planet emphasized in High Focus. and the focus of this drive is the sextile midpoint within the open area. This planet is thp "wheel" of the wheelbarrow. and eventually we cut this "rut" rather deep. This tends to make Locomotive types pretty predictable in how they'll act in a given situation. Their amount of drive increases in proportion to how closely their pattern approaches the "ideal" Locomotive and the exact orbs of the Grand Trine. much of the driving character of this temperament type is lost for they are less able to focus their energy without the "lens" of the Grand Trine. They have their own characteristic way of going about and doing things. you would have an Hour-Glass Pattern and not a Locomotive. is where the "initial" impact is made. call it a Locomotive. The two boundary planets will form two points of a Grand Trine which i completed by a third planet internally located within the onftern. We tend to use and reuse our Trines. simila to the prototype Aries personality. Once in motion they are hard to stop for they can attain great momentum. cutting it deeper and deeper as they go through life. And it will. will be in trine aspect to each other within acceptable orb ( 1 0 ). It adds to the individual's ability to project his own personality outward . Occupied Area_ -Cutting Planet Sextile M d-Point Gra-:d Trine — Open r^a •' There is an interesting pattern that sometimes occurs in which you'll find 9 of the planets within a 180° segment (a Bowl) and the 10th planet (the Handle) in the open area but also sextile one of the Bowl's rim planets. In the internal distribution of the ten olanets there may not be any open space between planets *hat exceeds 60 . its ultimate impact. there should be another planet either square or opposed to one planet (at least) in the Grand Tr'ne -a kind of "ground wire" to prevent a "short circuit" of the energy of the Giand Trine. where through its sign and house location we may determine how this individual makes his impact upon the environment and his fellows. The presence of the Grand Trine greatly strengthens this pattern and gives it a strong external thrust and drwe aimed at the midpoint of the open area. They tend to operate in their own groove. the pattern would be a Tripod Pattern. The whole thrust of the Locomotive Pattern. or like trying to capture a wild animal by throwing a blanket over it. The Locomotive is a very driving pattern. In many cases this "handle* will be at one point of a Grand Trine. choose the Bucket as being most characteristic. once we've activated them. In addition. If such exists. those bordering the open 120 . That is. the sextile midpoint of this trine. As before. the stronger is the individual's projective power. Their basic problem-solving approach is to engulf or smother the problem much like an alligator swallowing his prey. of course be read by sign and house location of this midpoint. The two boundary planets. The "ideal" Locomotive Pattern will always contain this Grand Tiine. . if the Handle planet does not participate in a Grand Trine. They carry everything along their path with them.the closer to exact orbs. THE BASIC PSYCHOLOGY OF THE LOCOMOTIVE PATTERN Locomotive-type individuals are normally very "driving" in nature. however. The following is a good general rule to follow in this case: if the Handle planet completes a Grand Trine within acceptable orb. The Cutting Planet. If there were two open areas that exceeded 60 . Lacking a Grand Trine within the pattern. will be felt aboui a point that is halfway between (the midpoint) the trining boundary planets. because it is psychologically comfortable to do so.

and they tend to be good "people manipulators. o Open Area South . If you have persons close to you with a good Locomotive pattern. and Uranus (planet of independence and genius) is brought into High Focus by the pattern. If 10th house vacant.but at all times they think they do.An individual striving to take control of his own life and destiny. If 7th house vacant. They generally show a stronger desire to get involved with people "in toto. there is a Grand Trine in Water. they know best how to handle it. In all cases they will attempt to bring their special talents and capabilities to bear upon the affairs of life that are associated with the houses located in the open area. HEMISPHERE LOCATION OF THE OPEN AREA You can get an important and added clue to the inner workings of the Locomotive person by noting in which hemisphere of the wheel most or all of the open area is located. SUMMARY To best understand the Locomotive-type individual. especially when there are lots of planets in the Fire Element and/or Jupiter is in High Focus. They indicate what he "wants" . there resides a "sleeping giant" with the Trines still at rest. and learn to work in harness with the team rather than always controlling things himself. very much involved with the public and personal success. o Open Area West . this might also be considered to be. Where there is a Grand Trine present.as indicated through the House and Sign location of his open-area sextile midpoint. There are few charts of famous persons that better illustrate the "ideal" Locomotive Pattern than does this one. sometimes they don't . Self-sacrificing. o Open Area East .what "turns them on!" The House and Sign location of the Cutting Planet (in High Focus) will reveal where and how they'll characteristically try to achieve what they are after. Sometimes they do. However even here. and strongly influenced by others of strong personality. If 1st house vacant. watch carefully how they are able to manipulate others into doing their bidding. his g eatest need is often to learn how to delegate work. While you can point out this untapped potential.They tend to be rather "cock-sure" individuals who operate from a base of self-adequacy and feel that. They can be the driving force that moves the Wheelbarrow ahead. lacking the Grand Trine." Especially when the Grand Trine is present. trust others more. and how he's likely to go about satisfying this want. usually he is never really sure just "who" he is. welcome or not. it is primarily through the use of this energy that he goes after what he wants. notice how the other two points support the Focal planet in its quest (like the Wheelbarrow). a Bucket Pattern with Uranus still in High Focus. often plagued by a sense of personal insecurity.A highly introverted individual with a very private life but often seeking public acclaim and recognition by doing for others. Notice especially the emphasis of the Cutting Planet in High Focus. a prolonged struggle for recognition. try to discover the driving force in his life . Personal interests come first.Known exactly who he is and often finds leadership thrust upon him even when unwanted. The open area constitutes a 9 trine section. In many whom you will meet. They tend to be quite uncompromising individuals." Look to the House and Sign location of the Sextile midpoint in the open area if you want to see what they are really after . whatever the situation. o Open Area North . only the individual himself can convert this potential energy to kinetic energy (energy in action). Motivated more by what he can do for himself than for others. These houses represent a certain lack they feel in their lives that they are attempting to fill in.not what he "has".Usually highly extroverted with little private life. . If 4th house vacant. Frequently we find this person wishing he could be a "follower" once in awhile. Usually in the charts of famous persons we can see the Momentum of motion for they have discovered how to activate their Trine energies too. It is very hard to dissuade them once they've chosen to act. They tend to project themselves into the lives of others. more subject to the whims and actions of others. however.

Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney oF the Beatles and Mick Jagger of the "Rolling Stones" are two excellent examples. The open area is squeezed into 102°. Wedge-type individuals have the remarkable quality of drawing others to themselves through a kind of personal magnetism. In a tighter pattern. The Bucket is possible with Neptune the HandlePlanet. You will find very few horoscopes indeed in the Wedge Pattern that lack this defining Trine. the individual appears to be under a rather severe handicap. But still it finds typical Mars-Aries expression through his attempt to "instruct" (9th house) the public in new musical forms giving little regard to what his contemporaries are doing. though lacking the Grand Trine or a trine between the Leading and Trailing Planets (Pluto and Jupiter) could. When Marc Edmund Jones initially described this planetary type. However. all ten planets work like a wedge. This is the least commonly found pattern of the seven types we shall discuss. This pattern has another rather remarkable quality which might lead one to call it the "Magnet Pattern". Following the rules strictly he must be classified an Hour Glass.if less than 130 it is a Wedge. for a number of reasons which we shall discuss I feel that Wedge is more descriptive than Bundle. It was prominent in many horoscopes of those born in the 1880's. concentrating all of their energy to a point. And the planets certainly are bundled together with all located within a 120 arc of the wheel. For one reason. Locomotive. Again we have an example of a horoscope which. even though it contains no Grand Trine nor is the Leading and Trailing Planets in trine. It would appear. how you look at the chart you'd always have two planets above the Rim Opposition. Moon-Mars exceeds a sextile (7° orb) by 0° 9". Its existence will remain possible for short periods in each decade for the rest of the 20th century. 6 INTRODUCTION In this lesson we shall move on to the second Tripolar Pattern . And the more tightly bunched the planets are together. . as does a wedge. And even here. that the Wedge-type individual tends to benefit most from the pattern when the boundary planets of the partem form a trine within acceptable orb ( 1 0 ). Here we have an example of a horoscope that could not be classified as anything else but a Locomotive Pattern. they have the quality of drawing many followers (or "groupies") to them.In the horoscope of composer-singer-musician Art Garfunkel we have a good example of a Locomotive without the Grand Trine. Mars. When this pattern occurs in the horoscope it is always quickly spotted and can never be confused with anything but the Bowl Pattern. he referred to it as the "Bundle". which lacks any possibility of trine aspect. because of Sullivan's "universality of interests".which we shall call the "Wedge". This is due primarily to the position of the outer planets which between 1900 and 1940 were separated by more than 120 as we previously indicated in Lesson No. His greatest success however was through his partnership (7th house) with Paul Simon.Hour-Glass. 4. however. Which of the three would you select? Lesson No. There are 3 possibilities . THE IDEAL WEDGE PATTERN It is more difficult to define an "ideal" Wedge Pattern since there is so little room for variation in the pattern. lacks the strength of a High Focus planet completing a Grand Trine. and was not found again until the early and mid-1940's. the two can be very quickly differentiated by remembering a simple rule: if the planetary spread exceeds an orb of 130 ^the maximum allowable orb for a trine) it would be a Bowl . It might be argued that this is a Splash Pattern. While the Sun here is brought to High Focus we would not expect it to be as emphasized in importance as Uranus in the Kissinger horoscope. or Bucket. Yet all we know of his life favors his Sun in Capricorn as the Cutting Planet of the Locomotive Pattern. When they become prominent or famous. Page 1. World Champion Heavyweight Boxer Muhammad All's horoscope is a good example of a really "borderline" case. the stronger the magnetism. in High Focus.not be alternatively considered to be a Bucket because no matter. and again in the mid-1950's.

THE CUTTING PLANET The Wedge-type individual will always bring a great portion of his drive and energy to bear upon the Cutting Planet. both operate about the axis of their own feeling of self-adequacy. In "any" chart lacking oppositions. What talents he does possess will be indicated by the Quintiles in his horoscope. he may be likened to a top spinning about its own center. On the other hand. he has the ability and will tend to seek fulfillment through the bunching or concentration of his energies in the pursuit of perhaps fewer goals. Squares give a more dynamic drive to the Cutting Planet. In either case. the Trigger will become the square that is closest to 90 . Rather. . Grand Cross. The Trigger is a square aspect between two planets. Lacking any squares to the Cutting Planet. if it is the Moon the person may well appear to run on emotional energy. In those rarer instances where the Trine is also lacking. In all Wedge patterns. The energy that this planet represents will be given great emphasis in his life. he may be likened to a gyroscope which provides its own momentum of action and has the ability to defy all the external forces surrounding himself and operate at any angle that is chosen. If the individual does not provide himself from within some dynamic drive and direction. and getting nowhere. however.In such horoscopes that are classified under the Wedge Pattern there is no possibility of the presence of any oppositions. sign and house the planets that form the Trigger indicate the source of the individual's motivation and drive. and one who will have and use every opportunity (through the Sextiles) to advance himself on the basis of this talent. we find an individual who is lacking in innate natural resources to deal with the problems of life. And if in this Wedge Pattern the Cutting Planet forms one end of the Trigger. If there is only one square aspect present in the Wedge pattern. If more than one square aspect is found. moving at haphazard angles. BASIC PSYCHOLOGY OF THE WEDGE PATTERN It might be assumed that because the planets in this Wedge Pattern are so narrowly grouped together that the individual would correspondingly be rather "narrow" also. and thus the natural disposition or dynamic direction that the opposition gives. But such is not the case. you will likely find a much more driving and dynamic individual. the individual is much less likely to rigorously apply the pressures of the Wedge here. it is essential that you inventory very accurately all of the aspects to the Cutting Planet for each aspect will affect its expression. one that has increasing importance in any horoscope lacking the T-cross. When this occurs in the Wedge Pattern we generally find an individual who will likely use all of his concentrated planetary power in the development of the talent(s) indicated by the Quintile (by planet. or Grand Trine.Cutting Planet . the individual is more free to direct his own life. He will be a more passive individual. where he seeks to make his impression upon others. Where this person meets life and his environment. always look for the Focal Determinator called the 'Trigger". He normally organizes his affairs and his use of time rather selectively. While we have not emphasized this point previously. For example. sign and house). will be closely related to the house location of this Cutting Planet. How this energy gets expressed will of course be indicated by the sign of this Cutting Planet. in any pattern where the Cutting Planet is important. it automatically becomes the Trigger. These individuals can be likened to either a "top" or a "gyroscope". He must supply the drive from within. with this internal drive and motivation in action. By planet.

which require a kind of feedback from others to justify themselves.their ultimate goal(s) in life. They both work on the same principle of the . The Wedge individual will visualize. Because the Wedge will always contain a number of sextile aspects (opportunities) you can be sure that he will have and take advantage of his many opportunities to do this building. which we have chosen to name the "Trine Midpoint" and the "Sextile Midpoint" (as shown)." But. In the previous lesson on the Locomotive pattern. lacking a planet at the Trine Midpoint. the thrust of the simple Trine is always toward the Trine's midpoint. he has a way of drawing and integrating others into his world who will contribute to his goals. in fact. we had a Grand Trine. these individuals are . If the ultimate thrust of this individual's life can be discerned. by sign and SUMMARY Upon completing this Sixth Lesson. The characteristic acts and reactions of this individual will always be in terms of "his" world as he sees it. that reveals this. In the Wedge. In the ideal Locomotive. then the Trine Midpoint can be properly placed by house and the birth time established.like the tiny drops of water that finally form. rather than "Bundle. This pressure is not obvious. ultimate considerations.and is much less inclined to consider long-term. Cutting Planet While the Cutting Planet of the Wedge. and often create.Unlike the other six patterns. With a strong horoscope. he can impose his world upon hosts of others. may be considered the opposite of each other. an opportunist well able to capitalize and use to maximum advantage each opportunity as it comes along. the limestone caves. He is. I think that you can now clearly see that in many ways the Wedge Pattern and the Locomotive Pattern. Once they've zeroed in on their goal they can bring a tremendous pressure to bear on anyone and/or anything that obstructs their way. It is the position of the Trine Midpoint. we went into some detail regarding the "thrust" of the Trine. both by geometry and basic psychology. the individual's "thrust" was toward the "Sextile Midpoint. and to build small things into great ones. but rather much more subtle and insidious . It can be used to lift or move "mountains. If he gains sufficient prominence and attention (as did Benito Mussolini who has this pattern). generally through astute questioning. He has a marked ability to make much out of little. and we indicated that when a planet occupied the "Trine Midpoint" (as we always find whenever we have a Grand Trine)." The Wedge-type individual operates in exactly the same way. Patterns can sometimes be a very valuable tool to the Astrologer in rectifying the horoscope of a person whose birth time is unknown. will show how this individual meets life and his immediate environment and attempts to gain a foothold. A wedge becomes an effective tool of machine when pressure is applied along the midpoint axis to drive it forward. The wedge has a tremendous mechanical advantage because at its tip the actual pressure applied is multiplied in force many times over the force actually being applied. the thrust of the Wedge pattern will always be in this direction (exactly the Opposite of the Locomotive Sextile Midpoint Trine where the thrust is always toward the Sextile Midpoint). particularly when the Cutting Planet is Uranus. after many years.self-obsessed with their own capacity and do not seek or need much of this feedback. house. it does not reveal what he/she is really after . Such is the magnetism of the Wedge. This Trine had two midpoints.thus. no planet of course could ever occupy the Trine Midpoint . or to make his greatest impression on others. And he will tend to solve his problems in terms of immediate importance short-term objectives . by house and sign. This is why I prefer to use the name "Wedge". his own well-integrated world about himself in which he can function most efficiently.* Trine Midpoint Thrust Note in the above diagram the defining boundary Trine of the Wedge grouping. There is perhaps no better example of this latter phenomena than in the Wedge-type individual. even nations.

forms an almost perfect trine with Uranus. No wonder the music that Stravinsky composed was considered to be far ahead of his' time.athletics) and thus properly place his pattern in the wheel. the completed Locomotive Partem which is here on earth. The chart of Jean-Claude Killy provides us with a beautiful example of a Wedge pattern. This is perhaps one good reason for considering the Splash Pattern to be a member [perhaps the highest or ultimate member] of the Tripolar Grouping. a person who is figuratively taking care of the "last-minute details"before ultimately moving on to the pattern of karmic completion. the Leading Planet. Note that Neptune. Killy is a superb French athlete (a skier). Lesson No. of course. that is hard to resist. in your analysis of any individual with one of these patterns. Jupiter is the Leading Planet. nevertheless in closing it is interesting to consider their conclusions. and people walked out of the concert hall when some of his "nouveau" compositions were performed for the first time! Here we have a more contemporary example in the chart of Ringo Starr of "The Beatles. Locomotive. You may wish to speculate yourself where in this spectrum we might fit the other patterns discussed in this book. and though the conclusions they draw will probably always remain speculative. 7 ." It just misses fitting the Wedge Pattern since Neptune is slightly beyond the trine of Jupiter. Both are striving to complete or fill in those areas of life that are represented by the houses in the open area of their pattern. and the Splash being the elder soul who has learned most of his karmic lessons through many past incarnations. you may wish to speculate on the thrust of his life (perhaps Fifth House . as we now go on to our next lesson . They consider the Wedge-type individual to be a comparatively young soul in the scheme of incarnations with far to go in the achievement of their ultimate destiny. This is not the commonly published chart for Tom Jones.Trine. to go through a period of final adjustment before going on to what lies on the next higher karmic plane. Neptune is again emphasized as a singleton in hemisphere in the 10th house (music as a profession). the horoscope of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. but Uranus is also emphasized as a singleton in hemisphere in trine to Neptune. This is the horoscope most frequently used to illustrate this rarest of patterns • — the Wedge.you may wish to consider the Splash as the karmic "ultimate". but it is in the house ruled by Neptune. In order to demonstrate the value of pattern analysis in chart rectification. It is possible to see a greater pattern here when we view the Wedge. although his birth time is unknown. However. or that he has become so interested in Eastern philosophy with Jupiter ruling his 9th House? Finally we have an example of another singer. With Taurus ruling his 2nd "money" house does it then surprise you that he has made so much money through music (Neptune). The Wedge. His great sex appeal comes both through his Scorpio Ascendant and the "tight" Mars/Venus conjunction in Cancer in the 11th House which is also conjunct the Moon (women). Mars square Uranus form the Trigger. once they have activated their Trine energy.the Wedge being the karmic youngster. they consider the Locomotive-type individual to be far more advanced in the scheme of incarnations. and Splash pattern in terms of a continuum or spectrum . Both patterns have a tremendous momentum.the Splash Pattern.on the Splash Pattern . you must always first determine have they activated their Trine energy. it is certainly one of my major reasons for considering it to be Tripolar. whose pattern just misses the Wedge and must be called a Bowl since the angle between Jupiter and Neptune exceeds 130 degrees. In their striving in life to achieve or to "complete" themselves. each is reaching out toward something that they innately feel lacking in themselves. By contrast. but Tom furnished this data personally so we know it is correct. perhaps for the last time. or is it still at rest? Esoteric Astrologers have an interesting time with these two patterns. but he comes equipped with a tremendous power to do so. Neptune (muic) is the Leading Planet. Neptune as a singleton in hemisphere is equally emphasized. has a much greater area to "fill in". Here is a second historical example. Tom Jones. which we shall next consider in Lesson Seven . However. the Trailing Planet.

THE IDEAL SPLASH PATTERN "Splash" is indeed a good name for this pattern. But is has lost many of the characteristics of its Tripolarity. which if you follow the rules in the next lesson you could hardly confuse with the Splash. or Venus more than two signs. The ideal Splash would contain five oppositions of two planets each equispaced around the chart wheel. The third possibility is the Tripod Pattern. having embodied in this pattern aspects of both classifications. You cannot rely on your eyes alone to spot the true Splash. Once you have found the widest open area between any two planets.INTRODUCTION In this lesson we will direct our attention to the third Tripolar Pattern . It is at this point that you have the Hour-Glass. In approaching a possible Splash Pattern. no one planet is able to force its control to the forefront and thereby achieve High Focus status. Or if one pair gets separated by 120 you have the Locomotive. Allowing for the orbs of aspect these angles get somewhat reduced . you will find it very difficult to use the Splash classification because with only 8 planets left to fill the entire space of the wheel there will be too much open space. and the Sun each occupy a different sign and house. This person is thus potentially free to direct the life in any direction that one favors. in years when the Wedge is possible.the Splash Pattern. This is why the Splash most frequently occurs when Venus. To this extend the pattern is a Bipolar one. And in distinguishing between them it is probably best to follow Marc Edmund Jones' advice to lean more toward the other classification when possible since it will yield more information possibly than the Splash will give you. The ideal Locomotive has at least 100 of open area. The ideal Splash pattern would show the planets distributed approximately as illustrated above. This "ideal" pattern however is seldom found. perhaps three. because of the uneven distribution of the house cusps. distant from the Sun. Horoscopes that lack conjunctions between at least two planets are a rarety. This lesson should. It is well to be careful here since often what appears to be a Splash. that would cause you problems with this pattern. But with this equilibrium. 2) the individual drive of the . The planets seem literally splashed all over the horoscope with this individual tending to splash his energies and interests in all directions. unless the planets are pretty evenly spaced there will be the possibility of the Hour-Glass Pattern with both ends spread apart fairly widely. If the planets were all equispaced there would be 36 between each pair. Mercury. The greatest possibility of occurrence occurs in those months when Venus and Mercury are widest apart with the Sun somewhere in between them. in fact. you may treat the pattern as a modified Locomotive. Generally. It is important that you understand early in this lesson that the Splash is not a "catcha l l " pattern that you use when you cannot find any pattern that better fits the chart under study. Ideally no two planets would occupy the same sign or house. give you a greater insight into the Locomotive pattern as well. As we fall away from this ideal distribution we approach some point where one pair of planets is separated by more than 60 and a second pair by 90 . may in fact be something else. I feel that this pattern is best understood by comparing it to the Locomotive Pattern. In the more practical situation in which it does occur it is usually a modified Locomotive Pattern with less than 1 1 0 ° of open space. It can be fairly rare in occurrence some years with the possibility of a Splash occuring infrequently for only a few days in that year. allowing for a 10 orb for the Trine surrounding it. As the angle you find drops away from 100 . You'll never find the Splash. Normally. 1 ) the power of the Cutting Planet decreases. There would be no conjunctions.by 7-10 . It really is a Tripolar Pattern because i t seems to derive from the overextended Locomotive Pattern. In other years it is a total impossibility. first note the greatest open area between any two planets in the pattern. Remember that Mercury never gets more than one sign. if there is more than one conjunction present. The "ideal" splash is truly a compromise between the Bipolar and the Tripolar Groups. All of the planets "share and share alike" in control. And to this extent it would fall into the Tripolar classification. for example. There are only two other patterns.

Because of the scatter effect of the Splash pattern. In such cases. especially when it contains the Sun or Moon. they are able to do many things well in an acceptably competent fashion.not just motion pictures or politics. for example. Frequently in this pattern you will find the presence of a Grand Trine. there is likely to be less scatter effect and a little more direction observable in the life along the lines of this structure. Such situations that might drive us lesser mortals to the brink of desperation and frustration. THE SPLASH PATTERN TEMPERAMENT The psychology of the Splash-type Individual is perhaps best understood by contrasting this person with the Locomotive Pattern. and 3) the person becomes more like the Splash type and less like the Locomotive type. in contrast to the Locomotive type who is a very directed individual. annexation of the Panama Canal Zone. .not just along one or two general axes. had the audacity to turn down a coveted Oscar recently in order to drammatise the injustice that we are still heaping upon the American Indian. Most of what has happened in the U . You'll find a number of contemporary "greats" whose planetary patterns approach this "universal" pattern. Always use this approach unless you discover that there is enough open area to give you an Hour-Glass or a Tripod Pattern. e . They "splash" their energies and attention in all directions. With the land in the Midwest threatened by drought and dust storms. he was perhaps the first American who even understood the meaning of "ecology". you will again find the dynamics of the Trine. and they have the unique quality (even stronger than that of the Hour-Glass pattern) to take a number of seemingly unrelated things and put them together in some sensible and meaningful way. whose career in motion pictures certainly rates him as a Super-Star. In an age in which kingdoms and monarchies still flourished. Where you find one. Theodore Roosevelt who was president of the United States at the turn of the century. but few that lack conjunctions(as does Nina Foch) or that have one conjunction as does that of Marlon Brando or Theodore Roosevelt. Most Splash types will be found somewhere between these two extremes. which even more strongly recommends the consideration of the Splash as a modified Locomotive. there is a tendency to waste their talents through scattered effort. And they are sometimes tempted to assume that they are particularly fit or "gifted" for dealing with any type of situation that comes along. The Splash's interests are "universal". They can achieve an almost transcendental understanding of themselves and their world.'s relations to Latin America is the direct outcome of actions he took while president. . He was truly our first Conservationist.Locomotive drops off. They have the perspective to see themselves and their actions in the greater cosmic scheme of things. you can sense a strong momentum in some direction in the life of that individual. They are also well able to handle situations and concepts or ideas which involve multiple variables. or more (as with Nina Foch) T-Crosses or Grand Crosses. The esoteric astrologers would classify most Splash Patterns as being very advanced individuals in the scheme of reincarnations. e . i . . The ideal Splash type is perhaps best characterized as having the broadest of general interests. He was a "rough rider" in the Spanish-American Way despite early physical handicaps to be overcome.) For the Splash individual who is able to master and control this diversity of interests there can be a rich reward. The Splash type has the broadest general competency of all of the seven planetary patterns. S. Marlon Brando. Their thrust is in a multiplicity of directions . and then go on to something else (Marlon Brando is an excellent example of this "scatter effect". they have a very practical awareness of the world they find themselves in. Take. Likewise when there is a Grand Trine. Because they have their fingers in so many pies. he changed the name of the president's residence from the "President's Palace" to the "White House". Note in the following examples how each must make their mark on the world in a multiplicity of areas . g . Here was a man able to do many things w e l l . Marc Edmund Jones calls them the "prototype universal citizen". Don't look for these people to limit themselves to any one direction in life or any one profession. They tend to make their point somewhere.

the Tripod Pattern. They can see themselves in the stream of history and in the greater cosmic scheme of things as destined to make others aware of their place in history. a fixed. under this classification be possible to have the three groups form a ten-planet T-Cross or Grand Trine. and a mutable T-Crossl How would you like to have this chart? Here we find a much more contemporary example of the Splash with again eight signs and eight houses occupied and one conjunction -Sun-Moon. I caution you to use this classification sparingly. and 2) there is a major open area of at least a sextile separating each group from the other two. Sun on the cusp. and thus a quadrature emphasis. 8 INTRODUCTION In this lesson we will examine the third of the basic Tripolar patterns . Lesson No. though comparatively rare. as opposed to a kind of universal genius that we find in this Splash pattern.a stud/ of the astrological unique. He shares certain similarities with other patterns. such as cameras. Jones favored this classification where: 1 ) the three clusters have foci that are all in major aspect to one another. My observations lead me to conclude that this Tripod Group is far too free-wheeling to allow a quadrature emphasis to interfere with .no conjunctions. contrary to the other patterns. In the next lesson we shall consider the final Tripolar Pattern . When you find a true Splash pattern. In his original system of planetary classification. nine signs and nine houses occupied -the horoscope of actress Nina Foch is. It would. Brando amply illustrates again the complex and universalist nature of the Splash both through the diversity of the roles he plays and through his many interests outside of his acting career." But it is not perfect since we find Sun conjunct Mercury. SUMMARY While the Splash-type individual remains in a unique. her chart contains a grand water trine.the Tripod pattern (originally named the "Splay" pattern by Marc Edmund Jones). Marc Edmund Jones permitted a little broader use of this pattern than I am inclined to allow. and q cardinal. The T-Cross variety will have one or more oppositions. In this final pattern you will be looking at the "pattern of genius" . as we sometimes find with strong Gemini persons. You will at least know that there is a greater concentration of energy and attention to the House and Sign occupied by the conjunction. One of the classical examples of the Splash Pattern often used to illustrate the Splash characteristics. and one that is not easily overturned. The individual with such a planetary pattern also displays these characteristics of stability. This Splash pattern gives you little to go on. I prefer to call this the "Tripod". Few people are born who are capable of seeing themselves in this larger perspective of the true Splash pattern. Aside from being about the best example of the Splash Pattern to be found among the famous . for example. I am inclined to limit the use of this classification only to charts that have planets grouped in the latter category. position among his fellow men.specific genius for one or two certain things. and surveyor's transits. because Tripod to me seems more descriptive of this temperament type. Jones described the pattern as being one where ideally there appeared to be three separate and distinct clusters of planets grouped about three foci in the wheel. as well as those of having a kind of genius or ability to perform a particular task far better than the average man. It provides a firm platform from which to work. His life through his diversity of interests and-accomplishments certainly illustrates the basic psychology of this pattern however. rather than the "Splay". Vision and foresight are characteristic of these individuals. as you begin your horoscope delineation as no one planet is brought into High Focus by this pattern.While Splash people may not have multiple careers. look for the presence of a conjunction. telescopes. Eight signs and eight houses are occupied. and yet those who do fit this pattern are almost destined to make a marked contribution of some type to the evolution of mankind. they do have a multiplicity of interests. The tripod is a three-legged stand or platform used to mount delicate instruments. yet paradoxically he can in some ways be almost their opposite. he is really a kind of "mixed bag".

Note that you might also classify the above pattern as being a Bucket with the Reins Planet occupying the Handle position. we call it a "Reins Planet" and it becomes a planet in High Focus. I have seen this "genius" displayed in the charts of the more "common" folks in such ways as a genius for repairing automobiles. Of all of the basic patterns discussed here. however. As a normal rule-of-thumb. Group *1 Grand Trine Group ^3 Planet) (Reins Group ^2 . the person's real "genius". that all so-called geniuses have a Tripod pattern. as shown above. It does not mean.its momentum. sign. by planet. The Reins Planet might also be likened to the president of a large company who must finally pass on any actions taken by his subordinates (the other nine planets). it is not surprising. the foci of each of the three planetary groups will form a Grand Trine with the planets in each of the three groups tightly collected close to their focal point. does not necessarily mean that the individual will come into national prominence because of it. With these charts you are invariably faced with making a choice between the Tripod and either the Splash or Locomotive. The pattern. 3: The spread of the planets comprising each of the three groups may not exceed a sextile (60°). you should have little difficulty on deciding whether or not your pattern is a Tripod. because oppositions always require compromise. or truly rules. unless you almost immediately spot the Tripod pattern (with a little experience in pattern analysis under your belt) the pattern is likely something else. The term "Reins Planet" was coined by Marc Edmund Jones. Rule No. would suggest the possibility that the T-Cross variety might well be considered and studied as a possible future Ninth pattern to be added. when one of the three points in the Grand Trine consists of a single planet. However. If you keep these three basic rules in mind. and house. then. MUST contain a Grand Trine. Imagine for a moment what would happen if the Reins Planet had another planet in THE IDEAL TRIPOD PATTERN opposition to it. to be a Tripod. And. however. Not all Tripod patterns will bring a single planet into High Focus. the entire chart. I recommend that you select an alternative pattern unless your chart rather rigorously fits the rules that I have later laid down in this lesson. the Reins Planet is firmly in control of. Thus: Rule No. A pattern approaching this "ideal" would look something like this: Note that in addition to the foci forming a Grand Trine there is also a planetary Grand Trine as well. This pattern has been called by Jones the "Pattern of Genius" because the individual invariably displays a genius for some thing. This Reins planet when found normally indicates. This. ideally the space between the other two planetary groups will greatly exceed a sextile so there will be no question that it is really a Tripod. which brings us to our first rule: Rule No. Since all of us are not geniuses. When you first look at the chart it should strike you almost immediately that the ten planets divide themselves up in three rather clearly discernable groups. for breeding champion dogs. 1 . because they have this genius. then. the Tripod is perhaps the most difficult to spot and select. Ideally. It would be opposed and therefore not in "complete" control of the situation. for this planet is rather like the driver of a nine-horse team holding the reins of each in his hands. 2: The pattern may NOT contain any Oppositions. with lots of space between groups. In any case. that you'd expect this pattern to occur rather rarely. for home repairs. and for selecting fine wines. I think that the best way to really "see" this pattern is to visualize it as one really grand Grand Trine.

" His uniqueness is reflective of his individual genius.and I might add. They can get so locked in to their own perception of life as they see it.and we shall see what we shall seel Uranus' transit of his Scorpio Ascendant in early 1976 obviously didn't do it. thus in. This comes from the "sturdiness" of the tripod geometry. It seems to me that the best we can hope for with this type is to help him to be more confortable with himself. and the same previously enunciated principles again apply here. Fidel Castro. Marc Jones says that they tend to collect experiences in much the same manner as barnacles accumulate on the side of a ship. which dilutes his "absolute" control over matters. whose horoscope follows. than their own. the deeper they cut their own characteristic "groove" . that they miss much of the varied experiences that life has to offer them. Here is another pattern that ideally lacks any oppositions. both the Wedge and Tripod share this trait in common. It is hard to keep up with them . for example. in the extreme "tunnel vision". greater self-confidence. to point out that perhaps he does not have "all the answers'* and should consider alternatives. His chart. Some Tripod types can be expected to exhibit "know-it-all" tendencies. They share with the Locomotive types a strong ability to project themselves into the lives of others (sometimes rather forcefully). Fidel Castro. Like the Wedge type. The Tripod type also exhibits the characteristic momentum and drive of all of the Tripolar types. whatever he says or sets out to accomplish. and/or into the development of their own particular brand of genius. During 19761977. and to realize that other people like the freedom to do their own thing and make their own mistakes. e . Thus. or to get himself into trouble as an egotist and a meddlar into other's lives. which can either be used to help others and improve their life. like all of the Tripod individuals. The sextile midpoints do not seem to occupy nearly as much attention. slowing down their progress as well as barnacles reduce the speed of a ship. SUMMARY In summary. Their genius becomes their whole life! They interpret their experiences in terms of their own world view. ." In the previous lesson on the Wedge we pointed out the advantages and disadvantages of a horoscope lacking oppositions.once they get rolling! Some are sleeping geniuses until their get the "lead" out of their Grand Trine and get i t moving. we might say that the Tripod type of temperament stands out rather uniquely in some ways from the rest of the "crowd. Neptune. this becomes patently obvious.• sulating themselves more and more (as this growth accumulates) from what is actually happening around them . they are rather predictable in their reaction to a given set of circumstances. . Jones also characterizes these people as being "surefooted" to a degree that is not % found with any other pattern. attract others to them. and will rarely admit. and the Moon . the Tripods also have a rather narrowed view of life. however. is really not a perfect Tripod because it does contain a Moon/Neptune opposition. They have a heightened awareness and appreciation of their own personal worth (sometimes a rather inflated one). that others may also have alternative solutions to problems that are as good. They cannot see. In the case of a Tripod with a Reins Planet. Especially the characteristic of self-sufficiency.unless they come race-to-face with a good hard Uranus aspect to a natal point that gives them a "good kick in the pants" and gets them out of their rut. The older they get. This base is usually an inner assuredness that. will be facing some rather tough Saturn aspects to the Sun. in contrast to the Wedge types who. The basic thrust of this pattern will usually be toward the group about the points of the Grand Trine that contains the fewest planets. and generally a strong personality drive. if not better. g . This. Also. that he is "right" and that fate (or whatever other word he may choose to use) will see him through! The Tripod individual has also been characterized as being pretty "free-wheeling. instead of "projecting" themselves. and it is very hard to teach an old dog new tricks by the time he or she seeks the council of an astrologer.BASIC PSYCHOLOGY OF THE TRIPOD PATTERN We have already characterized this individual earlier in the lesson as one who is hard to upset or overturn because he operates from a very steady foundation or base.

the only geometrical difference being that the Bowl of the Bucket pattern in the Fan becomes a Wedge instead of a Bowl. in Pisces." Although this chart lacks the Grand Trine of the prototype Tripod Pattern. This is perhaps the strongest argument for not including Fan patterns within the Bucket pattern classification. and finally to encourage them to discover for themselves the natural genius within them. to search out and motivate them to generate from within that dynamic thrust which ft they. several other possible patterns that might also be added to Jones' classification. While no Grand Trine exists either. In this chart we find a close approximation to the prototype Tripod. nevertheless it is clearly divided into three distinct sectors with Uranus (by itself) as the Reins Planet Lesson No. or a 120° portion of a complete circle. here Mars opposed to Saturn-Uranus. The chart contains the Grand Trine in Fire included within a Kite configuration with the Moon this time as "Reins Planet. The fan is "driven" by oscillating or waving the blade's handle.. It described only the seven classical patterns originally established by Marc Edmund Jones in his book: "Essentials of Astrological Analysis.The Tripod individual is inclined to expose himself to a variety of experiences. if ^ he uses his pattern in a positive manner. Despite the fact that we have a weak Saturn-Pluto opposition this pattern cannot be classified as Hour-Glass or Locomotive. but as you will see this analogy fails because the Handle planets of these two patterns vary rather remarkably in action. and thus build up for himself a veritable treasure-house of experience upon which he can later draw." This pattern is a rather unique one because it embodies characteristics of both the Bipolar and Tripolar groups. and Toscannini's musical genius cannot be denied." My own research suggests that there are. THE IDEAL FAN PATTERN This pattern takes its name from the common fan in which the fan's blade covers an area which is approximately equivalent to one-third. As astrologers we should also encourage these people to activate their Trine energy. There is thus the temptation to treat the Handle planet of the Fan in much the same manner as the Handle of the Bucket. but the Tripod seems to fit his basic makeup and describe his leadership as "the king of swat" before Hank Aaron topped the "Babe's" record. the bucket's handle "supports" the bucket. the geometry of the Fan and the Bucket are similar. 9 INTRODUCTION When this book was originally published in 1973. It is important here to note that the handle of a fan and the handle of a bucket are there to perform different functions. While strictly according to the rules the Tripod may contain no oppositions. In this lesson we shall discuss one such pattern -a pattern that I have chosen to call the "Fan Pattern. so badly need. the midpoint of the lower group centers. since it (like the Bucket pattern) is essentially a 1:9 configuration. Sextile Midpoint . however. As we shall illustrate.Certainly the Hour-Glass classification is also possible. it contained eight lessons. It cannot be clearly placed under either heading. still the Tripod Pattern best describes Babe Ruth. like the Wedge types. His athletic genius is certainly undeniable. I have chosen to place this Fan pattern with the other Bipolar patterns. However. The fan's handle "drives" the blade. The fan's handle extends perpendicularly from the midpoint of the blade.

. The Fan. The individual with the Fan is thus psychologically also torn in two directions also. "Ideally". But here. there will be some distance between the two points. . In the Fan pattern we thus have a conflict with two distinct points vieing for the energies of the other nine planets. though I've classified it as Bipolar. and as you will see. Only in the "perfect" Wedge can they coincide. this distance separating them becomes of considerable importance. i .Thrust Axis Wedge "blade") Handle Planet Portion (the One of the important differences that we have tried to emphasize throughout this book in differentiating between the Bipolar and Tripolar patterns is that the Tripolar group has "momentum" and thus an axis of thrust that is not found in the Bipolar patterns. In the "ideal" pattern the two points will exactly coincide. which makes it rather transitional in nature between the two groups. there is the possibility of having a planet actually located at. It can often become "the tail that wags the dog. In common practice. is not just a "collector of energy" like the Bucket's Handle Planet. Its thrust axis can be established in the same manner. The greater the distance between the Trine Midpoint of the Wedge and the Handle of the Fan. the Trine Midpoint. the axis of the Core Opposition and the Thrust Axis of the blade (wedge) will coincide. The Handle of the Fan pulls upon and thus deflects the energies of the Wedge portion from their natural thrust axis. instead of an empty Trine Midpoint." just as the handle of a fan wags the blade. but instead wavers between the two. You will also remember from our lesson on the Bucket pattern that the Handle Planet is a "collecter" and "focuser" of the energies of the other nine planets in the Bowl portion of the Bucket. however. however. has this Tripolar characteristic of momentum and thrust too. the Fan has the following geometry: o Nine planets will always comprise the blade portion with the tenth planet somewhere in the open area serving as a Handle for the blade. e . o The two planets on the boundary of the blade portion will be in Trine to one another within acceptable orb (±10°). or close to. The Blade portion of this planetary Fan has the same momentum we discussed in the lesson on the Wedge pattern. This becomes quite apparent astrologically when the two points are in different houses and/or signs. The Handle Planet of the Fan. This is an important difference between the two patterns and more than sufficient judtification for defining the Fan as a distinctly different pattern. The planets within the blade will be evenly spaced apart. the greater the conflict. o There will be a Core Opposition between the Fan's Handle and a planet within the blade located exactly at the blade's Sextile Midpoint. The energy is no longer so strongly directed.

Kennedy was willing to "experiment" with new political and humanitarian ideas and typified all that Uranus and Aquarius symbolize. They are literally torn* in two directions. and the person is more "driven. as a part of a Fan (or any other pattern as well).. the partem is less well integrated (just as we saw earlier with the Bucket). In some examples of the Fan Pattern that you find. ask what you can do for your country. In the example chart of Phyllis Diller that follows we find the Handle Planet (Uranus) opposed to Venus. John F." an old idea expressed in a new way! As we found in the Bowl. Refer to the Appendix for the typical modes of expression for High Focus planets. there is a "reaching out" to complete some emptiness felt by the native. represented in the open area. in the early 40's charts can be found with the Moon as Handle. Kennedy horoscope we find Uranus in Aquarius in high focus. The principal focus becomes the "tail of the kite" with the "head of the kite" providing the configuration with ample "opportunity" for great success in terms of the sign and house occupied by the Tail Planet. and a certain amount of frustration will often be evident. However. There is a psychological correspondence here: we may conclude that the greater the distance between Handle Planet and Thrust Axis. and Wedge. The pattern was again possible around 1950. providing the Handle Planet is sextile to a planet in the Blade portion. being willing and anxious to experience all that life has to offer. Kennedy. or near ideal. In such instances the deflective effect and power of the Handle Planet is lessened." Because there is no Core Opposition. the less "driven" is the individual and the more "self-contained. they remain aware of the . Both the Bucket and Fan are "pragmetisfs". and George Wallace at the end of this lesson). in the John F . "Ask not what your country can do for you. you have a well integrated group of planets working together as a solid team. For example. Fan pattern we also have a planetary configuration which many astrologers refer to as a "Kite" configuration. the nature of the Handle Planet must be kept foremost in mind. As the pattern departs from the ideal configuration. Kennedy). There have been a number of years during the past in which this pattern was possible. as with the Bucket pattern.When we have an ideal. thus: The "Head" f----------------°---------------> The "Tail" Whenever you find this configuration in any horoscope. to find a Fan Pattern is not. this time with Jupiter in the Handle position. the native's efforts to achieve are divided between the two points. a Boundary Planet." With great separation between the two. Uranus also held the Handle position in the Fan patterns. Bucket. but each period is usually characterized by one certain planet being the Handle Planet during that period. Around 1877. the Thrust Axis is more emphasized. At this point our Fan has the distinct possibility of becoming a Bowl. The harshness of the opposing planets is greatly minimized and the Grand Trine's energies are well grounded and focused along the axis of the Opposition. Dean Martin. While they might set high goals for themself. To find an "ideal" Fan Pattern is quite uncommon. the integrating force of the Kite is first lost. Phyllis Diller. THE BASIC PSYCHOLOGY OF THE FAN PATTERN The Fan Pattern is a unique and definable pattern quite different and apart from the psychological characteristics of the Bucket pattern. the Core Opposition will be lacking (as in the example chart of John F . Its energy will be given great emphasis in the personality and temperament of the individual. For example. many people born from 1917 to 1923 had this pattern with Uranus as the Handle Planet (see the charts of Rose Marie Guy. The ability to accomplish this goal will be in direct proportion to how well the native is able to reconcile the diversive effect the Handle Planet is able to achieve in deflecting the native from the foremost aim of the Thrust Axis.

The horoscope of Governor George Wallace contains an interesting Fan Pattern. They are "takers" and they have to be very careful of the way in which they draw upon the resources of others in order not to engender their displeasure. The motivation for doing this. Uranus is also the apex of a Yod with Mars/Venus. It becomes a point in his chart that he feels he can rely upon when all else fails. Both are much more objective than the Bowl in general outlook. in order to gain fulfillment. There is only one weak (8°) Trine. taking them into himself. the Wedge magnetically attracts external resources to him. they are minimized when the Blade is South and here the native is more concerned with repayment for what he takes. however. are in large measure determined by the Handle Planet with its house and sign. by contrast. the "reaching-out" and magnetic qualities are turned on to their fullest. Note also the hemisphere in which the Blade is located. Uranus/Pluto. they have the same ability that the Hour-Glass possesses of getting diverse groups together in a common cause. . In the final pages that follow I have tried to tie together a few loose ends that do not seem to fit well into any particular lesson. all of the "taker" characteristics of the Fan are at maximum potential. For once we have analyzed the particular trees that comprise the forest. whereas the Wedge type can become very obsessed with his own capabilities and desires (often very selfishly too though he usually won't see it or admit it if he does)." before going to the outside for additional resources. where the Blade is West. Unlike the Bucket types. the Fan can be very selfish. The Grand Trine also gives the Fan native greater stability of foundation. The Fan looks for resources in others for fulfillment. and not nearly so willing to share its experience with others like the Bucket. Pluto-Jupiter form a near perfect trine. and no planetary Squares at a l l ! Here. the Bucket nourishes itself from "within. I hope that you will also consider these concluding remarks in rounding out the more complete picture and understanding of the planetary patterns that you have just learned about. where the resources will be sought. their objectivity diminishes in direct proportion to the difference in dis tance between Thrust Axis and Handle Planet. the Fan-type native is a "creature of habit' and usually quite predictable in his actions to a given set of circumstances. Uranus is only about 5° from the Wedge's far trine midpoint. And. thus its thrust is consonant with the Handle and hardly deflects the other planets from the accomolishment of their purpose. The Fan draws upon energies external to himself. The Handle Planet is like the roots of the tree than reach out for nourishment in the immediate environment in order to grow and maintain itself. it is not quite the end of this book. The Fan native's reality is deeply grounded and rooted in the house and sign in which the Handle Planet is located. Where North. The Fan reaches out for the missing resources. While this is the last lesson. The Blade is narrowed (only 80° wide). but more importantly. with the Fan. it is necessary that we again try to visualize the forest as a Whole and see it in its greater perspective! The horoscope of popular TV personality and actress Rose Marie (Guy) illustrates quite well a near ideal planetary Fan Pattern. There is a Core Opposition. positively expressed. the Fan is like a vacuum with the for self-completion. the Wedge looks for resources within himself whenever possible before going to the outside. the Fan type is more obsessed with the capabilities of others and how he can capitalize upon them himself in order to further his own interests. The Fan nourishes itself from "without". Uranus is truly the "tail that wags the dog" astrologically. He possesses the typical Tripolar momentum that the Bucket lacks. The Fan is more driving than the Bucket. This is especially true in any Fan pattern that includes the Kite configuration. Where the Blade is East there is great self-assurance and all of the Wedge characteristics of the Blade are maximized. The Wedge does it by concentrating his energies internally and feeding them outward to accomplish his goals. yet are important for you also to consider. How successful this person will be in coping with the reality of his world will in large measure be determined by how well he is able to integrate the conflicting forces (Handle Planet and Thrust Point) within his horoscope. The Fan and the Wedge tend to nurture themselves and seek fulfillment through the bunching or concentration of their energies. SUMMARY To sum up the essence of the Fan psychology.need to compromise upon occasion to get as "much of the loaf" as possible. and how. by mustering the energies of others and drawing upon them. But for Uranus we have an excellent Wedge Pattern. and the Handle Planet Uranus completes a Grand Water Trine. Negatively expressed.

for it gives you the practical experience needed here. Sometimes. I have been called upon on many occasions to lecture and hold workshops on the Planetary Patterns. especially the temperament. There are some "pitfalls" that ought to be avoided. but to understand patterns is to increase your understanding of the total makeup. so below . SOME GENERAL REMARKS IN CONCLUSION Since the initial publication of this book. Note both the similarity and the difference here to the John F. This horoscope contains no planetary squares! Finally. once they've been exposed to the great value of pattern analysis. There is a tendency on the part of students. It is quite possible to have the Grand Trine present (here in the Water element) but have a horoscope lacking a Core Opposition and thus the Kite configuration. forming the boundary of the Wedge. that there are certain individuals who just cannot be neatly classified. Kennedy we find the Handle Planet skewed by about one sign and house from the centerline of the Fan's blade (or trine midpoint). As above. It is merely one more tool in your bag of tricks to make delineation a little simpler and a bit more revealing. manmade type of classification. and since nothing in nature is every perfect. makes no opposition to any of the Blade planers. What to do? At the end of every single lecture I've ever given on Patterns there are always students who come to me and ask that I help them classify a chart or two. MarsMoon. Uranus.so you might also expect then to find certain horoscopes that cannot be classified either. though he claimed to be writing for the masses (11th house). Lacking this Core Opposition there would be much greater difficulty in integrating Jupiter's energies into the wholeness of her personality and temperament. . It also trines Mars. Pluto is also emphasized as being a singleton in hemisphere. Kennedy chart. The Fan blade has its boundary planets within a quintile (72°) instead of a trine. as have I . I must tell them that the chart does not fit any pattern at all well. Uranus. The major reason for bothering at all to classify charts by planetary pattern is to give you a grip on that "elusive thread" by which you can begin to unravel the fabric of the individual's basic makeup. comedienne Phyllis Diller's chart has an even more skewed Handle Planet with Uranus now two houses away from the axis of thrust and opposing Venus. sometimes. Kennedy and Phyllis Diller. other tools work better. which has prompted me to add this new section to the book. You do not have to understand a thing about partem analysis at all to do an adequate delineation. Bom about a month and a half later than John F.In the horoscope of former president John F. The thrust point and Handle Planet are more than a sextile apart and all ten planets are clearly within the same hemisphere. Remember. This is both fun and certainly instructive. to grab every chart in their collection and attempt to classify it as to pattern type. born between the birth dates of John F. you can't use a hammer for every repair job in the house. of the individual. The apex planet of a T-Cross or Yod. Kennedy. No opposition is present in this chart whatsoever between the planets. is at the Moon-Saturn midpoint usually indicating inherited position in life through family. we come to the horoscope of Dean Martin. I always get the feeling when this happens that somehow they feel cheated . There are other ways of picking a High Focus planet besides using pattern analysis. and as the result (as any teacher knows) I have learned a lot from my students about how best to guide them in their general approach to this subject. In the chart of Princess Anne of England we have Jupiter so widely opposed to both Sun and Moon (about 1 1 ° ) that its effects are minimal. It is a great American tradition to attempt to classify everything in sight . and his reputation was scandalous. By emphasizing some planet that is in High Focus. The charts that they present are always the "borderline" cases between two (sometimes three) possible patterns. the Handle Planet. All ten planets are clearly in the Western hemisphere of the chart with Uranus also emphasized as a singleton in hemisphere North. Patterns are one way of giving you a starting point from which to begin your delineation. And you've probably discovered. a Singleton planet. though unopposed. as I do. are strongly trine. and to forget about the pattern altogether and go on with their delineation.especially if you happen to have a few Virgo planets in your horoscope. neither is this classification system. As any musicologist will confirm his music was revolutionary (Plutonian) in nature.and they really shouldn't. or the focal point of a Panhandle are equally as effective as a starting point in analysis. Planetary Patterns are an artificial. The Blade here is contained within a square. but it is also frustrating! You will inevitably find some charts (possibly your own) that are very hard to classify. In the horoscope of composer Hector Berlioz we see the most radical departure from the "ideal" pattern of all of the examples given here.

There is too much "mythology" cluttering up the pages of astrological books these days.how much is it emphasized? Various systems. Next. For it is really not enough to know that. The question inevitably follows . which is the most emphasized? It is in situations like this that your pattern analysis can aid in the final determination.be it through pattern analysis. Do not neglect to look for other High Focus planets in the chart which may not necessarily be emphasized in the pattern. in a chart where several planets are found to be in High Focus. Below/ we have given you certain keywords for interpreting each of the planets when they are found to be in high focus. the keyword should be placed in the blank space in the following statement: "He/She typically acts or attempts to accomplish his/her goals in a(n) manner. APPENDIX "A" INTERPRETING HIGH-FOCUS PLANETSWhen a planet is brought into high focus in the horoscope/ regardless of the particular reason. overly demanding.and I am currently working on several others which I suspect may also be viable. Regal________. they always seem in some way to be in charge no matter what the situation. The astrological community will forever be indebted to Marc Edmund Jones for establishing this system to start with in his "Essentials of Astrological Analysis. Don't waste time trying to classify a chart that cannot be easily classified. kingly. They are still very important. in either case. It is sometimes rather startling what this will reveal. or otherwise. this brings me to emphasize the following rule: IF YOU CANNOT DETERMINE THE PATTERN WITHIN A FEW MINUTES OF STUDY OF THE CHART. And do not neglect to add your own keywords in the spaces provided as you expand your own observations through personal experience.The Fan ." THE SUN____________________________________+ Masterful. you should also find pattern analysis especially interesting. and it is time we identified this mythology for what it really is. egotistic. and discard the rest. supremely confident. The manner in which he/she attempts to cope. Do not take what I. see if this planet is at the midpoint of some other two planets in the pattern and check on the interpretation of this planetary combination. or any other astrological author. the question invariably follows.Egotistic Master of all they survey. for example. tells you in his book as "gospel" truth . Used negatively they can be overbearing. I would finally advise that you commit to memory the "super" meanings for High Focus planets given in the Appendix. Uranus is emphasized in the chart under study." but it is not a finished system. and act like they know what's best for everybody though this is often just a dillusion. I will have achieved one of my major goals in writing this book in the first place. I would point out to you that this is not a "finished" system of planetary classification. However. it should serve to focus your special attention upon what it represents in the life of that individual. however and whenever you discover them in a horoscope . In a larger sense. The qualitative assessment of a chart is fairly easy compared to its quantitative assessment. They are a valuable adjunct to your complete understanding of the value of High Focus planets. such as "Astrodynes" have been invented for doing such quantitative assessments. I've tried to add one new pattern to the system . alternate patterns for future consideration . paternal. In the last analysis it is up to you. Once you've established a High Focus planet in the pattern. Example: Muhammad Ali . Not only should you give the planet special attention/ but also the sign and house in which the planet is located.test it out for yourself to see if what is being said is valid on the basis of your own experience. by any means. if what I have shared with you in this book makes sense to you as it does to me. The high focus planet will always be of special concern to your subject in some way because its shows you how the person characteristically meets experience and attempts to deal with his immediate environment and day-to-day problems. the Student. Note that these words given have both a positive and negative. For. If you are inclined to study planetary midpoints in the tradition of the Uranian astrologers and Cosmobiologists. Others naturally defer to them. to extract that which is of value to you here in this course. GO ON TO SOME OTHER TECHNIQUE. It will probably take some judicious questioning to determine which of the two words best fits the individual.So.

Negative types are quite intractable . are seekers after new truth. Folksy________________. Abe Lincoln or Bobbie Fisher. who can espouse a cause with great fanaticism take a very paternal interest in their followers. these persons respond to challenge and have the ability to persevere in the face of the greatest adversity. to the point of being quite overbearing. Some seem almost "driven" by their great intensity of purpose and vast emotional energy that is brought to bear on whatever has captured their attention.Fanatic These people." Usually it is you who must first go to them. Many consider these people to be forerunners of the new Age of Aquarius. they can be quite ruthless is attempting to conquer the opposition. Paul Anka and Lucille Ball. Whereas Uranian . e . . usually highly conventional in approach and supportive of established values. They can be life a "butterfly" sampling all of the delights of each "flower" they encounter. the playful kitten. however. They are more concerned with power than in being liked.Deceitful One of the most striking features about a high-focus Neptune is how few there are among the contemporary greats. g . Persistent_____________. like AI Capone. All. rarely will they approach you first. Examples. JUPITER__________________+ Paternal. The singing style of artists Diana Ross. Elusive__________. the politician that is everybody's friend.stubborn.Belligérant.Intractable The current astrological literature is literally full of important individuals with a high focus Uranus. Sensuous_____. They must be extra careful. MARS_____________________+ Indomitable. Carol Burnett. usually come on as a "father figure". used negatively they can use their childlike qualities very shrewdly to delude others into a false sense of being in control and then "snap their trap" quite unexpectedly.Lazy Intensely intimate and personal in all of their dealings. Spencer Tracy. Marilyn Monroe. These individuals have the ability to speak with a voice of some authority. Example: Cher Bono VENUS____________________+ Intensely Personal. When thwarted in their attempts they can goto the more negative qualities when it suits them. URANUS__________________+ Experimentative. and hard to manage. Glen Campbell. Example: John Lennon MERCURY___________________________________+ Inquisitive. each with a unique contribution to make in preparing the way for this new era.THE MOON__________________________________+ Intense__________________. g . the "home town boy" (or girl) that mama always wants her child to marry. these people are always relying on someone else to do something for them. e . Even the negative types. because they are highly suspicious. They can become so driven that they dissociate themselves from what is really happening all about them. of what cause they attach themselves to because once involved they find it difficult to recognize the errors in their ways. and Will Rogers are good contemporary examples. Coquettish.Immature A certain childlike naivety and curiousity carry over into their adult life and all of their dealings. Examples: Johnny Carson. the eternal ingenue. e . Some rely on their magnetism and sex appeal to attract others. but nonetheless they are frequently those who achieve a place of power and importance and must therefore be dealt with on their terms. Fidel Castro. Used positively their curiosity can be used to excellent purpose (like Louis Pasteur). George Wallace. Pugnacious Highly competitive individuals. They add that authoritative touch to their pronouncements. Intimate________. SATURN__________________+ Shrewd. . They are real scrappers like Lynn Redgrave and Bob Dylan.Ruthless Marc Jones describes this type well as being persons willing to sacrifice short-term advantage for long-range goals. They do everything in a "big" way and plan on a grand scale. when they come to public prominence they tend to attract "a cult of personality" or their "groupies. Wayne Newton. in one way or another. Used negatively. unruly." They come on in a very personal manner as if what they have to say is for "you alone. who all have a high-focus Venus. g . John F . take a very romantic or idealistic view of themselves and their goals. and Barbra Streisand. willing to try unproven and untried methods to discover something better or more meaningful. Jack Benny.DissociativeGreat intensity of purpose. Independent_____. When thwarted in their attempts to achieve their goals. and lose track of their original purpose. Kennedy. Their needs are also felt very intensely. This is not the type of person whom you can get "close to". NEPTUNE_________________+ Authoritative. Ricky Nelson. Moshe Dayan. Angela Davis. Naive . illustrate this quality beautifully. .

All of these horoscopes are available in: "Horoscopes — Here and Now" by this author along with many additional examples not listed here.Underhanded The contemporary literature is again filled with innumerable examples of persons with a high-focus Pluto.for their own ends or for the betterment of their fellows. o its power is used with much greater subtlety and finesse. Jim Bailey Leonard Bernstein David Frost Indira Gandhi Henry M. You can never tell with these types whether they are with you or against you.types are usually seeking their "utopia". look for the following additional characteristics: o A tendency to use its energy in a more personal manner. Often the person is quite unaware of the potential shown in this planet. It can bring on premature experiences. Kennedy. APPENDIX " B" ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF THE VARIOUS PATTERNS For those wishing to study additional examples of the various planetary patterns. Examples: William F. THE RETROGRADE HIGH-FOCUS PLANET When the high-focus planet is also retrograde. They have the distinct ability to "detach' themselves from the immediacy of their problems and see things in long-range perspective in the sweep of time and history. Jr. the following persons are given as examples from the contemporary scene. o Their sense of timing is off. Maria Callas. Things never happen on schedule. The keyword. Jackson Edward Kennedy Paul McCIoskey Richard M. Mercury types also have this quality. this is because there are more than one possibility for some horoscopes. In some cases you will note the same name appearing for more than one pattern. or the potential of this planet is not achieved until relatively late in life.like trying to pick up a drop of quicksilver. in one way or another. Nixon Richard Speck Elizabeth Taylor Sam Yorty Hank Aaron Noel Coward THE LOCOMOTIVE PATTERN Muhammad Ali Kay Bal lard Brîgît Bardot Jack Benny Prince Charles . The key factor here is how they use this unique ability . Jr. Buckley. Neptunian types are usually. seeking a return to the "Garden of Eden" as they visualize it to have been. THE BOWL PATTERN Phyllis Dil 1er Caroline Kennedy Bing Crosby Sally Struthers THE BUCKET PATTERN Carol Burnett Glen Campbell Johnny Carson Gary Collins Bette Davis Judy Garland Lyndon B. PLUTO + Transcendent. transcendent (coined by Marc Jones). Jr. is perhaps the single best adjective to describe them. Detached . Examples: Martin Luther King. o A greater tendency to manifest its quality more negatively than positively. Kennedy Pat Nixon John Lennon John Lindsay Rod McKuen Marilyn Monroe Charles Percy Rosemarie Guy Jane Russell George Wallace Susan Strasberg THE HOUR-GLASS (or SEE-SAW) PATTERN Desi Arnaz. before the individual is able to cope maturely with them.. Robert F. the perfect state of bliss! They are quite capable of deceiving themselves just as easily as they can deceive others.. in a much less obvious manner than when the planet is direct in motion. and it is really hard to pin them down on any issue . Johnson John F . Jack Nicklaus.

persons to whom the younger generation of students can particularly relate. New York City. Benjamin Spöck Shirley Temple Sam Yorty Carlos Castenada Here and Now" are additional Paul McCartney Franz Kafka Rube Goldberg Igor Stravinsky this pattern.Here and Now" Robert Carl Jansky Astro-Analytics Publications. "Guide to Horoscopic Interpretation". Marc Edmund Jones Sabian Publishing Society. 4 . other than those that we ay on the contemporary scene.Van CI iburn Angela Davis Tom Eagleton Art Garfunkel Lyndon B. In an Appendix to this anthology there is an index that illustrates the eight basic patterns as they apply to the horoscopes contained within this book. and a number of the horoscopes originally used to illustrate the various patterns have been reclassified. It includes a number of historic examples of the famous horoscopes that illustrate each pattern. A source of many fascinating hours of study for the student who is serious about mastering the classification of horoscopes by planetary pattern. Marc Edmund Jones authored this very definitive work on analysis of the chart in which he devotes considerable space to defining the planetary patterns. Johnson Jane Russell THE SPLASH PATTERN Neil Armstrong Rona Barrett Marlon Brando Dick Cavett Nina Foch Princess Grace of Monaco THE WEDGE (or BUNDLE) PATTERN The following though not in "Horoscopes examples of the Wedge Pattern Mick Jagger Jean-Claude Killy David Steinberg THE TRIPOD (or SPLAY) PATTERN There are very few other good examples have included here. "Essentials of Astrological Analysis" Marc Edmund Jones Sabian Publishing Society. Meyer Commencing at Page 139. 1941. 1975. Nineteen years later. Meyer does a good job of analyzing the various patterns using contemporary examples for each pattern. His original work (^1 above) has been slightly altered in interpretation. that can be found I Henry Mancini Charles Manson Dr. This book belongs among the valued reference books of every Astrologer and student of Astrology. (Reprinted 1969) This is the original publication that first set forth the seven basic planetary patterns. New York City. This book is an anthology of 100 of the famous persons making today's headlines. Los Angeles. "A Handbook For the Humanistic Astrologer" Michael R . 2. 1960. 3 . "Horoscopes . .