Contents: Introduction Four Hemispheres of the Circle Four Quadrants of the Circle Chart Patterns
The position of the planets within the circle of the horoscope can be very telling of a person’s personality. The hemispheres of the four compass points, and the four quadrants, channel a person’s energy in a specific direction. A quick analysis of chart patterns and areas of the horoscope circle can give insight to a person's personality type. The horoscope circle may be divided into four hemispheres and four quadrants. The hemispheres are eastern, western, northern and southern. A person’s quality of interaction with the world may be surmised when a majority of the planets fall within one of the hemispheres. Below are the four hemispheres.

Four Hemispheres of the Circle The eastern hemisphere, the left half of the circle, is typified by an awareness of self, and one’s impact on the world. The keyword for people who have many planets in this hemisphere is that they mold situations. Their environment is acted upon by them, and carries their mark. The western hemisphere, the right half of the circle, is typified by an awareness of others, and the impact of the world on a person. The keyword for people who have many planets in this hemisphere is that they are molded by situations. They become a product of the environment, as the environment’s mark is left on them. The southern hemisphere, the top half of the circle, is typified by outward consciousness. People with many planets in this hemisphere are driven toward career and public life. There is much involvement with the community and the world at large. Recognition of their efforts is important, as it feeds the validation of their consciousness. The northern hemisphere, the bottom half of the circle, emphasizes family and self. This hemisphere is typified by subjective consciousness. Goals are oriented to personal pursuits and pleasures. Achievement in life is done so with an eye toward inner goals. The self is held to be of importance over the collective. The Four Quadrants

consisting of Houses Four. The problem with the Splash type is the diffusion of energies in multiple areas. Jones formulated seven distinct personality type based entirely on the pattern that the planets form in a person’s chart. is typified by differentiation and growth of the personal and subjective awareness of the others. is typified by social interaction. Eleven. Eight and Nine. This can result in an instinct for successfully working with other people. The cooperation of others is need for their pursuits. People with many planets in this quarter are the most independent and ambitious. cooperative when it suits them. Many planets in this quadrant makes for a person who is a strong individual. is typified by creative release. and may be capable at many things. Chart Patterns There are seven widely recognized chart patterns. A stellium is a grouping of three or more planets in a sign. needing companionship to feel satisfied with life. A person with a Splay chart is an individual. consisting of Houses Ten. not others. Five and Six. The Splay: The Splay is similar to the Splash. The life will be run on their rules. 2nd: The second quadrant. consisting of Houses Seven. This combination makes for a person who is adaptable. is typified by emergence of the self individual and subjective awareness of self. This method was devised by the well-known American astrologer Marc Edmund Jones in his book "The Guide to Horoscope Interpretation". The Splash: This chart type has the planets scattered all over the twelve sections. not bending to others rules. A chart pattern is a categorization of the distribution of planets in the horoscope circle.1st: The first quadrant. People with many planets in this quarter work outwardly with much ambition. 3rd: The third quarter. self assertive and self-motivated. and objective awareness of self. awareness of others. A person with this chart would have many interests in life. The keywords for this quarter are uniqueness and selfsufficiency. The difference is that there is at least one stellium in the chart. 4th: The fourth quarter. and diplomatic. and Twelve. Two and Three. Tastes and interests will be varied and unusual. . political power. and objective awareness of others. spiritual identity. An emphasis on this quarter creates a person who is relationship oriented. consisting of Houses One. They can make their own way without support from other people.

A Bowl type of person is thoughtful and self-contained. The tenth planet forms the handle of the Bucket and is named the Singleton. Its placement shows the area of a person’s life that is also strong. Bucket people are driven towards their goals. This planet is often dominant. is on the opposite half of the circle. They weigh viewpoints when making decisions. People with Locomotive charts typically attack problems head-on. The type of personality depends on the position of the Bowl. The Singleton planet can indicate the goal or direction that a Bucket type pursues. A person with a See-Saw chart can take into account two sides of a question. The Bucket: The bucket chart features eight or nine planets filling one-half of the horoscope circle. if there is a conjunction.The Bundle: The Bundle chart features planets closely grouped in a few. with much energy used in a given direction. The person with this chart will be very proficient at specific tasks. the person will have a forceful personality. Work and interests will be very focused. given to learning from experiences. If the Bowl is fully contained in one of the four halves. The locomotive planet is the one that leads the others in a clockwise position. The remaining planet or two. with at least two empty signs on either side of the See-Saw. The two groups of planets must be in consecutive signs. consecutive signs. The Bowl: The Bowl is seen when all ten planets fall into six consecutive signs. The Locomotive: The planets range over a large number of consecutive signs. The See-Saw: The See-Saw chart features a number of planets on opposite sides of the horoscope circle. .

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