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A b o u t the A u t h o r William W. Hewitt has been practicing astrology professionally, as an avocation, since early 1974. He is a member of the American Fed eration of Astrologers and specializes in natal charts and interpreta tion. Hewitt has also been a professional clinical hypnotist since 1972. He has his own practice in Colorado where he resides. A member of the National Writer's Club, Hewitt lectures on various subjects including astrology, hypnosis, psychic phenomena, mind control, and other areas. He is the author of Hypnosis, Beyond Hypnosis, and Tea Leaf Reading.
Astrology For Beginners
An Easy Guide to Understanding and Interpreting Your Chart
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The books in this series are on the leading edge of prac tical and applied astrology as we move toward the culmi nation of the 20th century. This is not speculative astrology, nor astrology so eso teric as to have little practical application in meeting the needs of people in these critical times. Yet, these books go far beyond the meaning of "practicality", as seen prior to the 1990s. Our needs are spiritual as well as mundane, planetary as well as particular, evolutionary as well as progressive. Astrology grows with the times, and our times make heavy demands upon Intelligence and Wis dom. The authors are all professional astrologers drawing from their own practice and knowledge of historical per sons and events, demonstrating proof of their conclusions with the horoscopes of real people in real situations. Modern Astrology relates the individual person to the Universe in which he/she lives, not as a passive victim of alien forces but as an active participant in an environment expanded to the breadth and depth of the Cosmos. We are not alone, and our responsibilities are infinite. The horoscope is both a measure and a guide to per sonal movement—seeing every act undertaken, every de cision made, every event as time dynamic: with effects that move through the many dimensions of space and levels of consciousness in fulfillment of Will and Purpose. Every net becomes an act of Will, for we extend our awareness to consequences reaching to the ends of time and space. This is astrology supremely important to this unique period in human history, when Pluto transits through Scorpio and Neptune through Capricorn. The books in tl\is scries are intended to provide insight into the critical needs and the critical decisions that must be made. These books, too, are "active agents," bringing to the n'iider knowledge which will liberate the higher forces innltlo each person to the end that we may fulfill that for which we were intended. — Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
Other Books by William Hewitt
Hypnosis Tea Leaf Reading Bridges to Success & Fulfillment The Art of Self Talk Psychic Development for Beginners Hypnosis for Beginners Self-Hypnosis for a Better Life
Become Smoke-Free through Self-Hypnosis Psychic Workout through Self-Hypnosis Relaxation and Stress Management through Self-Hypm Your Perfect Weight through Self-Hypnosis
This book is dedicated to my wife, Dolores, who is the Sun and the Stars in my life.
Michelle Arnot. article "Fun With Sun A n d Rising Signs" by William W. article "Meeting The Challenge" by William W.t TABLE OF CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The following portions of this book are reprinted by the kind permission of Horoscope Guide. Hewitt. Hewitt. article "Mini-Profiles" by William W. Inc. Hewitt. Chapter 4. Chapter 9. JBH Publishing Company. The author is grateful to Horoscope Guide and its pub lisher. Introduction x i PARTI THE BASICS 1 Astrology—The Big Picture 2 Natal Astrology 3 The Language of Astrology 4 Sun Sign Mini-Profiles 5 The Planets 6 The Aspects 7 The Houses PART II ERECTING A NATAL CHART 8 The Modern Way—By Computer « > The Fast W a y ^ B y "Eyeballing" ID The Original Way—By Math P A R T III INTERPRETING A NATAL CHART 11 I'In nets in the Signs IJ linnets in the Houses I » I he Aspects II 'il|'. From Horoscope Guide May 1988.i 275 3 15 23 39 61 85 95 109 121 135 155 185 213 261 267 271 . From Horoscope Guide's 1987 Astro A n nual. Substantial portion from Horoscope Guide July 1986.iui on the House Cusps I* hilling It All Together lit 1 1 iiiuillri nnd Progressions PART I V REFERENCE MATERIAL I ' |l« fiMi'Mte.: Chapter 2.
The problem is that a person trying to learn astrology ili'i-nit'i know what the right sequence is. The person who wants to learn enough about as trology to have fun. 2. This book is not for the person who is already well IM huoled in astrology unless that person wants to use it as > \ lexlbook for his/her students.LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 1 — Natal Horoscope Chart 2—Natural Wheel 3 — Simulated Ephemeris Page 4—Natal Chart with Intercepted Signs Figure 5 — Aspects & Midpoints Figure 6—Patterns Figure 7—Sample Computerized Interpretation Figure 8 — Eyeballing the Rising Sign Figure 9 — A n Eyeballed Natal Chart Figure 10—Simulated Table of Houses Figure 11 — Longitude Time Figure 12 — Table of Proportional Logarithms Figure 13—Natal Chart Figure 14—Chart Calculation Figure 15—Planet Correction Figure Figure Figure Figure 20 41 42 110 113 114 119 120 132 138 140 142 •. There are hundreds (perhaps thousands) of excellent l'inikîi written about astrology. many of I hi' I utoks need not be read at all because they are highly M )n'l lullzed and technical and are of interest only to the I'luli'tinlonal who is especially interested in that narrow Introduction . 4. The professional astrologer who wants to use it as a textbook for his/her beginning students. The person who wants ultimately to become a professional astrologer.hl sequence he/she would have an excellent educa¬ I li 'i i. and be come an amateur astrology buff. 3. Also. . talk knowledgeably. The person who wants to pursue astrology as a hobby. and if one read them all in I ho i If. 144 146 150 This book is for any one of four people: 1.
and progressions. • Discusses computerized horoscope charts. the world n( imliolo^y. to read this chapter because you either will not want to be come professionals or you will prefer to use computerized charts. This makes astrology easy. "Where do I go from here?" Other basic books quickly submerse the reader in mathematical calculations before establishing what astrology is all about in the reader's mind. Most of you will not need. and by using brief rather than wordy discussions. Specifically. or want. and avail able to everyone.000 pages. aspects. My natal chart is used as an ex it i it pie In this book so you only need to study it to know all i»l M nit mo. as an ii V( ten t ion. • Teaches how to interpret a natal (birth) chart. and much more. To cover the entire subject of astrology completely would require at least 20. I Yobably 99% of all practiced astrology is natal astrology. This deals with the analysis of a person's total profile as derived from certain birth information. and you can easily expand into other fields if you so choose. inexpensive. etc. clear. . • Briefly discusses transits. Some of the basic books are so basic that they leave one with the question. and simplified manner. The most widely practiced astrology is natal (birth) astrology. • Shows you "eyeballing" methods for roughly de termining a horoscope chart in minutes without using math. houses. since early 1974. you look up numbers and fill in blanks. This book has all that 99% of you will ever need or want. Understand this. M A F A . This book does not have all the answers. The purpose of this book is to do just that. catastrophes. Hewitt. planets. Natal astrology is where it all starts. Astrology is an exciting and easy to understand science when presented in an or derly. predictive astrology. William W. Many other books are reference books for just one topic such as Sun signs. Now turn to Chapter 1 and begin your journey into • Im I unci nntlng world of the stars and you . . I have been practicing astrology professionally. • Recommends references to more detailed mate rial for those who want to go even deeper into as trology.xii I Astrology for Beginners Introduction / xiii specialization. I have managed to cover the basics in just a few hundred pages by leaving out vast amounts of information that a beginner does not need.). • 'Teaches the basics (signs. The method I present is simple and accurate. One can mentally drown in the sea of astrological in formation. There are many other specialized fields of astrology that deal with things like weather. this book: • Tells you what astrology is and how it works. and this book will deal only with natal astrology. Es sentially. but it will point you to where you can find the answers. • Has a separate chapter on how to mathematically calculate a precisely accurate horoscope chart. national and inter national affairs. The M A F A after my name signifies that I am a iiti'inber of the American Federation of Astrologers. performing simple addition and subtraction. It need not be this way.
P A R T I THE BASICS .
general concept of astrology. why. The various astrological terms used in this chapter will.1 Astrology— The Big Picture This chapter gives a "big picture" of astrology today. but with a narrower scope. By the end of this book you should know the what. To most people. but they have little real use. with a few exceptions. The intent at this point is to give you a broad. "What is your Sun sign?" is one of the most com monly asked questions between two people who are try ing to get to know each other. they don't begin to touch on what astrology and horoscopes are all about. 3 I . . they yearn to know how the heavens relate to their lives. astrology con sists of those brief horoscope columns that appear in many newspapers and magazines. and how of as trology at a beginners level. Those columns are fun. be discussed in greater detail in later chapters. Chapter 2 will con tinue with the concept. . Astrology fascinates people . Subse quent chapters will fill in the concept details. Yet very few people have any real knowledge or un derstanding of astrology.
past. By studying the planetary arrangement for a given moment. our consciousness. The planets. A cosmic dance that performs endlessly. The Sun returns to the solstice points (spring. This is why the date. present. This waxing and waning of the Moon continues endlessly in an absolutely predictable pattern. and fourth quarter. In other words. It is easy to lose track of our direction in life due to the commotion of daily living.. that is. time. Astrology is a study of the cycles of the Moon and planets and the Sun and their interrelationships. . sum mer. the astrologer can gain an accurate picture of what has happened on earth at that moment. astrology embraces the idea that there is a connection be tween the heavens and earth—that the heavens and the earth are united. The Moon goes through four phases every 29 1/2 days: first quarter (New Moon). Astrology is a study of heavenly cycles and cosmic events as they are reflected here in our earthly environ ment. they represent an activity also taking place within oursclf. children. The cosmos is a vast clock—wheels within wheels within wheels to which we all respond. by studying our cosmic clock (astrol ogy). Moon. and Sun have predictable. planetary line-ups. In general. second quarter. in exact detail. Both are the product of the moment. The great drama en acted in the sky is also acted out. The great cosmic events happening be yond the earth (eclipses. there is no cause in the heavens and then an effect here on earth. the other here on the earth below.) do not cause events to occur on earth but rather reflect the events happening on earth. The movements and cycles of the planets form a huge cosmic clock that ticks off the time and events. and future. but believe me. here on earth in the same moment. etc. interpenetrating and sharing a common space and time. we have a tool to give us better control and to see the order of things in what appears to be disorder at times. Planetary events are not causing events here on earth. repeating relationships to each other in space. Each planet has its own unique fixed orbit around the Sun that is absolutely predictable. marriage. All of these are circles or cycles. Astrology is a study of those events where there is a return or cycling. Neither is the cause of the other. There is only one grand drama. There are prob ably as many different approaches to this fascinating sub ject as there are astrologers in the world today. in a manner of speak ing. All major cosmic events are interactive. and in our daily life. There is not much in the heavens that is not cyclical—happening over and over. Astrol ogy works! Those of you who have had a chart cast and in terpreted by a competent astrologer know that it is real.. Any moment in time that a person considers significant is the kind of event worthy of having a horoscope chart cast for it. Earth is part of the cosmos and shares in that cosmic moment. However. This may sound like science fiction to you at this point. The cosmic patterns revealed in the rhythmic motions of the planets help shed light on the seeming heller skelter of everyday life. it is very real. Some impor tant dates are birth. and place of birth are im portant. one acted out in the heavens above. The moment of birth is a significant moment to stop the clock and examine the cosmic arrangement.4 / Astrology for Beginners The Big Picture / 5 Astrology is as old as measured time. The clock is stopped. Rather. It is this repeating pattern that enables us to recognize heavenly events. third quarter (Full Moon). Any important event is worth a cosmic snapshot. A horoscope chart is a time slice of this vast cosmic performance. autumn. This is what astrology is all about. etc. and winter) predictably year after year. both planetary and earthly events happen simultaneously and are mutually reflective.
we are pre pared to get the most out of each phase of that cycle. coming and going of these cycles in our lives. The whole point of studying these cosmic cycles is to gain insight into how they appear in our lives here on earth.61 Astrology for Beginners The Big Picture / 7 The analysis of these important moments is very complex. . We come together and we drift apart. we notice that we alternately have times of greater and less closeness. most of all. All of us notice some reoccurrence or cycling effects in our lives . By the time you finish this book you will be able to read figure 1. We will be referring back to figure 1 many more times to explain parts of it. Married people tend to be particularly aware of cycles since. with the same ease and enjoyment as when you . . It is probably just a confusing jumble of symbols and numbers. Astrology helps us to see ourself and life in a greater perspective. the more you will be concerned with cycles. certain habits. on the practical level. in the ebb and flow of a very close . with everyday events. birth chart. by "eyeballing". and the original w a y hand calculated mathematics. ASTROLOGICAL TERMS In the introduction of this book I told you that the fo cus of the book is natal astrology. One common misconception about astrologers is that they have their heads in the clouds. Keep in mind that the end result of astrology is to provide a tool that enables you to under stand and live life better. Thus the horoscope chart is the principal tool for natal astrology. The primary purpose of natal astrology is to construct a horoscope chart based on specific birth data and then to interpret the meanings in the chart in order to ascertain important information about the person whose birth data was used. These are the day-to-day or practical signs of the existence of cycles and our con sciousness of them. etc. or any other horoscope chart. radix wheel or chart. to obtain the big picture. The remaining chapters will teach you more about this. As trologers study. the endless ebbing and flowing . natal horoscope. The more you learn about astrology. Our interest in the heavens springs from our experience here on earth with the endless cycles and events surrounding us—into which each of us is born and must live. Astrology also pro vides very specific information to help us direct the events in our life with greater success. Now I want to introduce you to some of the terms and tools of astrology. how they work. When we understand how cycles repeat themselves.relationship. problems and joys seem to occur to us over and over. . The mathematics needed to erect a horoscope chart is tedious and time-consuming. but. We study these cycles with great attention. At this point I don't expect you to understand what you are looking at. It is true that we have one eye to the heavens. Astrology offers a new way of organizing the events m our life—a new way of seeing and understanding them. Learning to notice and take advantage of the cycles in our life can lead to an enhanced ability to han dle the problems life presents. In later chapters I will discuss three methods of erecting a natal horoscope chartby computer. Astrology provides a way of ordering and understanding our experience. which is how I learned. Look at it a few moments. The best way to erect a chart is to use a computer. The horoscope chart is called by various other names also: natal chart. . Again and again. chart wheel. We have learned to notice cycles and they fascinate us. we are con cerned with the here and the now. Not only with the planetary cycles but also how these cycles show up in everyday life. Figure 1 is a fullblown na tal horoscope chart.
The zodiac is a convenient way to measure where a given planet is in the sky. just be concerned with the concepts. Figure 1 Natal Horoscope Chart . The D E C E N D E N T is on the right hand side of the chart. midheaven. which you will learn in a later chapter.The Big Picture ! 9 81 Astrology for Beginners read a novel. known as G L Y P H S in astrology. 1 just want you to know what a horoscope chart looks like. These calculations include the positions for the Sun. CHART PREPARED BY W I L L I A M W . HEWITT 17 Y M U 25 SI 20X04 29© 13. At the extreme left hand side of the wheel is the A S C E N D A N T or RISING SIGN which is that part of the zodiac that is on the horizon (rising) at the birth moment. Moon and eight planets in the zodiac for the moment selected plus several other sensitive points (ascendant. For now. P L A N E T POSITIONS: The planets are placed around the wheel in their zodiac positions. etc. the planets and zodiac signs are shown in symbols. The P L A N E T S are placed around the wheel where they appear in the zodiac in the sky at the birth moment. For now. You are at the center of the wheel (the earth) surrounded by the heavens. In figure 1. This information is arranged in a C H A R T W H E E L form as shown in figure 1 for the birth moment. Some of the main features of such a layout are: C H A R T W H E E L : The wheel is a 360 degree picture of the heavens at the time of the birth moment. A N A T A L H O R O S C O P E consists of a se ries of mathematical calculations for the birth moment of a person.). The glyphs are part of the special language of astrology. The top of the chart or M C ( M I D H E A V E N ) is that part of the zodiac directly above your head while the bottom of the chart or I C (NADIR) is that part beneath your feet and on the other side of the earth from you. not the specifics. which will be discussed in detail later in the book. this is ' the part of the zodiac that is setting.
You will see a symbol that looks like the moon with numbers 09142 below it. 11 th. which is the horizontal line between the 12th and 1st house. Taurus.101 Astrology for Beginners The Big Picture /12 The zodiac stretches through all 360 degrees of the sky and is divided into the familiar 12 signs (Aries. The 1st house cusp is on the extreme left hand side of the wheel and the 10th house cusp is on the top. It con fused me when I was a beginner. 8th. . To better understand the next paragraph. For now. You can see this in figure 1. 12th) are called the intermediate house cusps because they are intermediate between the primary cusps (1st. 9th. Most systems agree that the ascendant marks the first house cusp. Simplistically. 5th. and it is. minutes and sec onds. As you can see in figure 1.what a house cusp is. AUXILIARY TECHNIQUES The N A T A L C H A R T captures a single moment or slice of time. 4th. Hence. . HOUSE CUSPS: Most astrologers divide the zodiac into twleve sections or HOUSES according to a system. the planet positions are also listed in a chart be low the wheel. It is these intermediate cusps that differ (in general) from one house system to another.. The remaining house cusps (2nd. The most popular house systems in use today are the Placidian and Koch houses. 7th and 10th). . For example. in my judg ment. The natal chart is read counterclockwise starting with the ascendant (labeled A S C at the left side of figure 1). the cusp of the 1st house is also the ascen dant. The Placidian house system is used in this book. . The houses are those twelve pie-shaped wedges in figure 1. 3rd . The 09 and 42 tell the degrees and minutes of Gemini where the moon was located when I was born. There are a number of HOUSE SYSTEMS used by astrolo gers. Proponents of one house system often feel very deeply that their method of dividing the heavens is the most significant. the midheaven marks the 10th. It will clear up as we go on. and the nadir marks the 4th house cusp.) of 30 degrees each. Transits will be dis cussed only superficially in this book to give you some fa miliarity as a beginner. I just want to give you some notion of what house cusps and house systems are. My Moon is at 9 degrees and 42 minutes of the sign Gemini. Just let it rest lightly on your mind. These current date charts are called TRANSIT C H A R T S . etc." PROGRESSIONS: Another popular technique is to relate the natal chart to that same natal chart as progressed . Look at the 10th house (top of chart in the pie-slice numbered 10). goes beyond the scope of "beginner.. Placidian merely refers to a specific mathematical approach to erecting a natal horoscope chart. The 7th and 4th are simply opposite the 1st and 10th. The word "cusp" is the name of the lines in the chart that mark the beginning of a house. There are some other techniques that can be used in conjunction with the natal chart: TRANSITS: The natal chart can be compared to a chart that is cast for the current date. Give it no more concern. the descendent marks the 7th. and they relate the astrological factors that exist in the sky now to those that existed at the moment of your birth. my Moon (my Moon at birth) is in the sign GEMINI (3rd sign) and in the 9th degree of Gemini and 42 minutes. Planet positions are measured within the signs by degrees. Look at the chart wheel in figure 1 and notice how it is divided into twelve sections or Houses. The "31" represents Gemini. you need to know . The study of transits. 6 t h . Most chart wheels give the planet positions both on the wheel and in a list outside the wheel. I'm sure all this sounds confusing. Gemini.
And so it goes. Now turn the page and take your next step on the journey into yourself-into the world of natal astrology. The "DAY FOR A Y E A R " method is very popular. one day (24 hour revolution) is equated with one year (seasonal cycle) of life. . As we have just seen in the preceding sec tion. the place to start is h e r e . I ' briefly mention it here to make you aware of the terms and because it is part of the big picture of natal astrology. you may want more complete interpretations dealing with your year ahead or perhaps a comparison report between your self and some other person to see how compatible (or in compatible) you are. This will not be discussed further in this book.w i t h the basics Chapter 2 will start to bridge the gap between the "big picture^' presented here in chapter 1 and the myriad of details in the chapters after 2. In the future. S O L U N A R RETURNS: Another popular method is that of solar returns and lunar returns. By this method. a solar return chart would be one cast for when the Sun returned to this identical spot during the current year. This chart is then compared to the Natal Chart. that there is something to satisfy everyone s ^ l u t t r Everyone. SUMMARY This has been a very general introduction to some of the basic terms and processes used in astrology. transit charts are charts progressed to a future date by the regular movement of the planets in the sky. but progressions definitely go be yond the scope of beginner.ThoaebocteJntuni^dllcadtocv^ more advanced study. Thus the 35th day after birth is considered to represent the 35th year after birth. Astrology has such a broad scope and has so many facets to it. As trologers have a wide variety of alternate methods of pro gressing a chart. A chart for the 35th day after birth is calculated and compared to the natal chart. This will only be discussed superficially in this book to give you some familiarity. Or perhaps you will be inspired to studv on your own and become more advanced or even beforneaprofessionalast^^ w X c o m m e n d various books to help further your study Wtto^rdesire. Thus if your natal Sun was at 25 degrees and 48 minutes of the sign Cancer. and so on. a chart is calculated for the precise time that the Sun (or Moon) returns to the position it had at your birth.The Big Picture 113 12 / Astrology for Beginners into the future. a simple natal chart and interpreta tion is probably all you will need. In this technique. As a be ginner in astrology.
Natal astrology deals with the birth patterning of individuals. And then there are those who think I am an idiot for believing in astrology. astrology gets the job done when it is understood and used properly.2 Natal Astrology As an astrologer. each with its own special purpose. non-technical language. What natal astrology is: 15 . which is my specialty. I meet two kinds of people. Some other tools are: self-hypnosis. There are many different types of astrology. meditation. Astrology is just one of many tools we have at our disposal to help us deal with problems and enrich our lives. I'll discuss what astro logical counseling is and how you can use this powerful tool to your advantage. There are those who seek me out and solicit my services to help them improve their lives in some way through astrologi cal counseling. prayer and education. This chapter is confined to natal astrology. I'll briefly explain what astrology is and what it is not in simple. Like all tools. This chapter is written for both of these kinds of peo ple.
It is not a cure-all. The mirror did not cause the . and so forth for the remaining eight known planets. 2. 2. An awesome thought. as trology is still in its infancy. The Philosophy of Astrology I do not personally know any astrologer who thinks that planets cause events in our lives. you will instantly see the wound bleeding in the mirror. He deter mines that your natal Sun is at 11 degrees and 15 minutes of Aries in your sixth house. The astrologer then enters the information onto a cir cular map known as a horoscope chart. Then hundreds of factors in the patterning are studied and compiled into a report known as your Natal Horoscope Analysis. It works this way. A simplistic analogy might be this: If you look into a mirror while trim ming your eyebrows and you accidentally pierce your skin with the scissors. 3. The as trologer figures out mathematically where the Sun. The science of astrology strives to understand and use this great gift for the benefit of humanity. The oldest empirical science in the world. 3. Who knows what all is out there to provide us even more information? Still. If it were possible to have a mirror that looked ahead in time. NY. are our mirror of earthly events. We can mathematically calculate exactly where every planet will be at any time in relation to any point on earth. is it not? This powerful tool was given to us as part of creation. and it is still being studied. The planets were created as part of our world for our use. useful information is known and can be used to enrich our lives and help us to make better decisions and choices. present.1960 in Kingston. weaknesses. was only discovered in February 1930. and probabilities.16/ Astrology for Beginners Natal Astrology /17 1. through our choices. What natal astrology is not: 1. which shows your unique horoscope patterning. This report can tell virtually everything about all aspects of your life as . A patterning of a person's innate birth potentials. strengths. you could have seen the accident ahead of time and thus avoid it by exercising more care or by not trim ming your eyebrows at that time. A tool that provides greater understanding of self. or future anywhere on earth. wound or the bleeding. The planets and their relationships to each other and to the earth change unendingly in an absolutely predictable way. on March 31. Nearly five thousand years of careful observation and record keeping have supplied us with accurate knowledge as to what kinds of earthly events are associated with what kinds of heavenly patterns. Even though it is about five-thousand years old. This means we have a mirror that can re flect events in the past. your Moon is at 5 degrees and 7 minutes of Gemini in your eighth house. Moon. In telligent information is available on every aspect of a per son's life from cradle to grave. The individual always has the ability to choose by exercising the birthright of free will. Astrology is based on the observation that events on earth are instantly reflected in the heavens. The planet Pluto. a great deal of valuable. Our astrological mirror is superior to our bathroom mirror because the planets' patterning is constantly changing. control our own lives. Suppose your birth occurred at 6:44pm EST. It is not fatalistic. for instance. and the eight known planets were at that moment with re spect to that specific geographic point on earth. It does not advocate that the planets control our lives. did it? The mirror accurately re flected an event at the precise time the event occurred. We. the heavens (the planetary positions and movements). tendencies. In astrology.
family tradition. friendship. his chart showed a violent temper and a sadistic na ture. Fortu nately. business. This knowledge can help you avoid or lessen problems and take better advantage of opportu nities. But in any situation. Within a few weeks after the marriage. it is the individual's choice that directs the events. or any sort of part nership. the better equipped you arc to interact with that person to your benefit. What can astrology do to enhance a person's life? Let's examine three of the most dominant factors in the life of a person: companionship. 1 did a compatibility analysis for a young lady who was going to marry a man whom she was certain she ( deeply loved. The more you know about the compatibility (or incompatibil ity) between you and another person. How much better it would be to se lect a career that takes advantage of what you have to offer and of your interests. The discussion on "time" contains valuable information that I furnish in all my astrological counseling sessions. The planets show the parameters involved and the likely result of choices. As trology is not fatalistic at all. The axiom "forewarned is half armed" really applies here. This kind of natal horoscope report can be greatly beneficial.181 Astrology for Beginners Natal Astrology 119 were reflected in the mirror of the heavens at your birth moment. In spite of this. This is the least understood. Career I have already mentioned briefly that your chart can identify your innate talents. But always. Predic tive astrology is similar to natal astrology except that pre dictive astrology looks at a future date and analyzes your options at that time. and that they had virtually nothing else in common. He was grossly unhappy with every aspect of his life. very strongly so. "Relationship" applies not only to marriage. she chose to marry him. I did an analysis for a thirty-eight year old bachelor. career. Their horoscope charts showed that the mu tual attraction was totally physical. she remembered my warning and left him before he could hurt her further. The individual is in charge. he beat her brutally. The horoscope chart shows the potentials. These will start to give you a small sampling of what astrological counseling is all about. Astrology clearly showed her the probabilities and choices. In addi tion. or just by chance. His chart showed why. Later in chapter 81 have the details of my most challeng ing astrological assignment. and abilities. Suppose. the individual's choice prevails. Often a person selects a career path because of money. He was a mediocre. not the planets. Rarely do these careers pro duce self-fulfillment. your were unsure of what career path to pursue. The discussions on "companionship" and "career" are two actual cases of astrological counseling I per formed for two clients. and then you can make a choice based on this knowl edge rather than just shooting blindly in the dark. and time. Your chart will tell you in which pursuits you have the best chance of being success ful. One can wisely use this feature of astrology to im prove chances of having a harmonious and happy rela tionship. bored electronics . and most important factor in astrology. but also to romance. the individual makes the choices. Companionship A n astrologer can do a compatibility analysis be tween any two people and very accurately delineate the positive and negative aspects of a given relationship. for example. but the choice was hers alone to make. strengths.
on calculations. But this isn't unique to astrology. Armed with this knowledge. volunteer work. but it wasn't even close to being his strong suit. an incompetent one doesn't.201 Astrology for Beginners Natal Astrology /21 engineer. The skill of the astrologer is the only weak link in the chain. You alone are the Captain of your ship. There is nothing magical about this process. A competent mechanic makes your car run properly. avocation. Neither situation has to be that way. Astrology merely provides a more complete map for you to set sail with. If he had his horoscope done years earlier. It merits your open-minded con sideration. in. His chart showed a slight ability for engineering. second career. and it is an excel lent way to get to know. But peer and parental pres sure to select a career that paid well had influenced him to become an engineer. understand. It is not fatalistic. it becomes easy to select extra-curricular activities that are fulfilling and worthwhile. It is just one of many tools available for you to use in order to better orchestrate the direction of your life. Time Many people burn up time in unproductive pursuits just to keep busy and kill excess time. or whatever. They go through life as one-dimensional persons because they haven't dis covered • their multi-dimensional nature. Again astrol ogy presents the options—you make the choice. Most people do not realize this truth. The choice you make is always up to you alone. he would have clearly seen his probabilities and options and might have made some different choices to ensure his happiness. A good physician helps you get well while a poor one just drains your money or even causes problems. etc. It is all based on what is. This will eat up as much time as you choose to devote. on fact. yet his chart very strongly indicated that law en forcement was his strongest interest and latent talent. his chart indicated a strong materialistic streak. A horoscope chart and analysis will clearly show each person's depth. and meet people. be it a hobby. Astrology does not have all the answers and is not a cure all. The point is that astrology is a viable science that can be of value in your life. He readily admitted that he had always wanted to be a police man since he was a young boy. Some may choose to become amateur astrologers. abilities. travel. . astrology presents your options. Others pine away their time in loneliness. multi-talents. A n un skilled or careless astrologer will not do a good job. hence he could do it. A good astrologer will erect an accurate chart and interpret it accurately. It also showed a love of chil dren and a desire for marriage. In all cases. is it? The same is true of all professions. Everyone is so multi-faceted in talent and interests that there is plenty of self-fulfilling activity to be engaged . He chose to let materialism dominate him. as a result he drove women away rather than attracting them. and on interpre tation by a qualified person. In addition.
Let the language of astrology sink into your mind. like all scientific disciplines. you will find a similar chart in the lower right corner. scan the horoscope chart and see if you can iden tify the zodiac glyphs using the following chart as your guide. You need to gain some understanding of the astrological language now so that you will better understand the remaining chapters in this book. For practice. and expressions. After all. you want to talk and act like a professional—or at least a semi-professional—so take your time with this chapter. 23 . If you refer to figure 1. has its own unique symbols. I also include a column to show how I write the glyphs by hand. and each one has a glyph (symbol) and a two-letter alphabetic abbre viation as shown in the chart below. Now we are going to expand on that. The Zodiac Signs There are twelve signs of the zodiac. in chapter 1 you had some cursory exposure to a few terms.3 The Language of Astrology Astrology. terms.
Spring.winter. of course. will tell for sure whether the person is a Gemini or a Cancer. 00CN00. Notice how a life cycle corresponds to the zodiac cy cle. Remember our discussion of cycles in chapter 1. You will see in a later chapter how this one degree per day approximation can come in handy for "eyeballing" a chart. For all practical purposes (except for exact calculations) consider the Sun's movement as being one degree a day.241 Astrology for Beginners The Language of Astrology / 25 Printed Glyph Y W Handwritten Glyph Abbreviation T a Zodiac Sign Name Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces © Q Itp m. and it corresponds to the Spring Equinox. Suppose the birthdate is October 18. Since the zodiac has only 360 degrees and a calen dar year has 365 days. corresponds to the Fall Equinox. The natural 4th house cusp. Try / f5 X AR TA GE CN LE VI LI SC SA CP AQ PI Each sign occupies 30 degrees of the horoscope wheel. Only an accurate natal chart. Reading the natural wheel counterclockwise. which is the first day of summer (approx. March 21). December 21). A glance at the natural wheel in figure 2 shows that Octo ber 18 falls between September 23 and October 23. 00CP0O. in turn. corresponds to the Winter Solstice. For example. The natural 7th house cusp. This is the beginning of the natural wheel. a person born on June 21 might be a Gemini with the Sun at 29 degrees Gemini or a Cancer with the Sun at zero degrees Cancer because that is the day the Sun makes the transition from Gemini to Cancer. The natural 10th house cusp. You can determine a person's Sun sign very quickly at a glance in figure 2. Figure 2 is the natural wheel. Youth . is the natural start of the four seasons. The Sun moves through the zodiac at a uniform speed. which is the first day of winter (ap prox. 30 de grees later you encounter the second house cusp at zero degrees and zero minutes of Taurus (written 00TA00). which is the first day of spring (ap¬ . Life is a series of cycles that is mirrored in the cycles of the heavens.spring. the Sun must progress approxi mately 57 minutes per day through each sign sequen tially.autumn. corresponds to the Summer Solstice. Thus the person's Sun sign is Libra. and it shows the rela tionships of the signs. which is the first day of autumn (approx. The Sun's movement is approximately three sec onds less than one degree every 24 hours. Sen ior years . using the time of day the birth occurred. June 21). The cusp of the 1st house is zero de grees and zero minutes of Aries (written 00AR00). prox. A person born on the day the Sun changes signs is . Adult . September 23). you would need to erect a natal chart in order to know the person's Sun sign.summer. You can continue to read each cusp. 00LI00. counterclock wise to learn the sequential order of the zodiac signs. If a birthdate falls on one of the dates on a house cusp in the natural wheel. The chart shows that the Sun sign between those dates is Libra. The same sort of thing is true for the days on all the other natural house cusps. Birth .
not planets. This is be cause the Sun and Moon act like planets in terms of their effects on the earth and its inhabitants. Minutes. This reads 27 degrees. Thirtythree minutes is approximately a half degree (33 is approx. consider that there are 10 plan ets.261 Astrology for Beginners The Language of Astrology / 27 said to be "born on the cusp. • a O 3 Figure 2 The Natural Wheel . The Planets There are eight known planets currently used in as trology plus the Sun and the Moon. If 3 Degrees. The placements are designated by degrees. 33 minutes of Leo. So from this point on. and fractions of degrees. Technically. the Sun and Moon are luminaries. Minutes and seconds are fractions of degrees. astrol ogy considers the Sun and Moon to be planets for pur poses of creating and analyzing natal charts. For natal charts." and that person is likely to have traits of both signs. half of 60). However. Seconds All house cusps and all planet placements in a natal chart are made according to exactly where in a given zo diac sign they appeared at the moment of a person's birth. Look at figure 1 for this example. One zodiac sign = 30 degrees One degree = 60 minutes One minute = 60 seconds For our purposes in this book. At the moment of my birth. most astrologers use only degrees and minutes with no significant loss of accuracy. I have also included a col umn to show how I handwrite the glyphs. my ascendant (also called rising sign) was 27Q33. So my ascendant is halfway between 27 degrees and 28 degrees of Leo. we will not use sec onds. The glyphs and abbreviations for the planets are shown in the following chart.
at the birth moment. the stronger is its influence in the chart. Some astrologers say an orb of 8 degrees should be allowed for major aspects and 3 degrees for minor aspects. they must be within 8 degrees of being exactly at the same degree and sign. A similar chart is shown in figure 1 in the lower left ' corner. they must be from 52 degrees to 68 degrees apart (8 degree orb. but for now I just want to show you their symbols and tell you their names along with some basic facts about them. Probably the reason the Pluto symbol was changed is because the original symbol closely resembled the Mer cury symbol. Others have individual orbs for each individual planet. The Aspects This is something we have not mentioned previ ously. they are said to be in sextile with each other." If two planets are. More of this later. I use 8 de grees for major aspects and 3 degrees for minor aspects. They do not have to be exactly the number of degrees apart listed in the chart. this allow ance is called an orb. For example. In this book. A n aspect is the relationship between two planets.-they are in opposition. Either glyph is acceptable. There is a plus-minus allowance. This relationship is very important when interpreting the meaning of a natal chart. If the planets are 180 de grees apart. Of course. expressed in degrees and minutes. the closer to exact that the aspect is. respectively. plus or minus). and in my personal practice. * • A Q • QL A 0° 7\r a 0 Conjunction Semi-sextile Semi-square Sextile Square Trine Sesqui-square Quincunx Opposition In the above chart I have shown the modern glyph for Pluto." A n other. There will be considerably more said later about aspects.281 Astrology for Beginners The Language of Astrology / 29 Printed Glyph 0 9 cf % E Handwritten Glyph Abbreviation MO î> SU O ME VE MA JU SA T UR NE PL ? Planet Name Moon Sun Mercury Venus Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto Printed Handwritten Aspect Symbol Symbol Name cf d Degree Separation Nature 0 30 45 60 90 120 135 150 180 Major Minor Minor Major Major Major Minor Minor Major V L_ M L. thereby causing confusion. A few allow 10 degrees if the Sun or Moon is involved. And so forth. more popular name for this same aspect is "inconjunct. For conjunction. In the above chart I have the name "quincunx. for planets to be in sextile. . It is fy. say. And so forth. but most astrologers now use the newer symbol shown in the above chart. The allowable orb is greatly debated among astrolo gers. You are beginning to sec how much valuable in formation is in this one computerized natal chart. 60 degrees apart. When you read through various other astrology books you are quite likely to encounter the original sym bol for Pluto. A great deal more is to come throughout this book. Others say 6 and 2.
expanding their scope of meaning and usage until you be come an accomplished amateur astrologer. refers to the normal forward move ment of planets as seen from earth. Or you may wish to purchase one. Without an ephemeris. you can do next to nothing of any importance. In the beginning when I was first learning astrology in early 1974. For now. depending on the aspect. If the as trology bug bites you. I'll soon be looking to purchase one that goes beyond 2000. depending on the planets involved and some other factors. Direct. You can probably check an ephemeris out of the library. is. we will have used all of the terms in this chapter many times over. and this time is very significant in doing interpretations. As I became more and more ex perienced and started doing astrological work profession ally. Please bear with me. in this book we will be con cerned only with major aspects for the most part. But believe me.301 Astrology for Beginners The Language of Astrology / 31 I listed all the aspects in the above chart so you would know what they arc. you will only need figure 3 in order to follow the examples that will be given later. This will be dis cussed in some detail in the chapter on aspects. or sometimes a series of books. I gener ally do not even take minor aspects into account when do ing a natal interpretation unless there are so few major as pects that I must turn to the minor ones in order to get any thing at all. The aspects add an element of harmony or dishar mony—ease or difficulty—smoothness or frustration—to the horoscope. All the other planets do go ret rograde from time to time. however. A typical ephemeris page gives more information than I have shown in figure 3. However. even as a begin ner. An ephemeris is a book. sextile.1 practi cally lived at the library using their ephemeris and other astrology reference books. I know the language of astrology can seem confusing because it is foreign and it is hard to relate to at this point. and semi-sextile. symbol ized by the letter R. I have two: One that covers the years 1900 to 1950 and one that covers the years 1950 to 2000. Retrograde and Direct Motion These are terms that refer to the direction of plane tary movement with relation to the earth. op position. it would be much more confusing if I were to surge ahead into chart con struction and interpretation without explaining the lan guage first. and future. that contains charts that show where every planet was. Back to the ephemeris. Ask the librarian for assis tance in finding it. In this book. Before you are finished with this book. in general. O F will be for every day past. So don't give up. the harmonious aspects are the trine. and I did not want to make you any more confused than you may al ready be. The conjunction can be either har monious or not. I purchased my own books and now have quite a nice astrology reference center in my home library. Later in this book I will show you how to read and use this page. I deliberately did not in clude the additional information because I consider it be yond the scope of beginner information. The Sun and Moon never go retrograde. More later on this. symbol ized by the letter D. refers to the movement of planets that seem to be backing up as seen from earth. present. Ephemeris This is the single most important item you absolutely must have in order to practice astrology. Figure 3 is a simulated ephemeris page that shows where every planet was on every day in July 1929. Retrograde. you will probably do the same thing. semi-square. The difficult aspects are the square. The planets do not actually back .
In the center of the chart it tells you that I was born on July 4.r-r^r^ro oc M o 0 w5w E Do K ct U K K < Q 08 CN 40 09 37 10 34 11 32 12 29 13 26 14 23 15 21 16 18 17 15 18 12 19 10 20 07 21 04 22 01 22 58 23 56 24 53 25 50 26 47 27 45 28 42 29 39 CO LE 36 01 34 02 31 03 28 04 26 05 23 36 20 07 18 2 18 AR 57 02 TA 34 16 37 01 CE 05 15 55 01 CN 03 16 18 01 LE 30 16 29 01 VI 06 15 16 28 56 12 U 08 24 55 07 SC 21 19 31 01 SA 29 13 21 25 I I 07 CP 00 18 53 00 AO 50 12 53 25 04 07 PI 23 19 52 02 AR 33 15 27 28 39 12 TA 10 26 03 17 CE 31 18 19 19 I I 20 28 21 08 22 14 23 23 24 37 25 54 27 16 28 42 CO CN 12 01 45 03 23 05 03 06 48 08 36 10 27 12 20 14 17 16 16 15 16 20 19 22 23 24 28 26 34 28 4 1 00 IE 48 02 54 05 00 07 06 . Re fer to your symbol chart in order to find these columns. So Uranus was in direct motion until July 18 when it turned retrograde. H £ H U.r~ r-.32 / Astrology for Beginners The Language of Astrology / 33 SSKXXRI 8S38SS2 g : . look at figure 1.r. w > o 7. The as cendant is always the cusp of the first house and rules that house.1929 at 9 am EST in Toledo. o O 7. Ohio. s s s s a a 2 s 2 g s a 8SRR537 R -. the R appears at the top of the column. S S 5 R58$S!:s a»SR. « ^ R S Z S < 0 * < in 8 2 < 2 8 3?. 23 TA 0127 23 59 28 24 58 29 25 56 29 26 56 00 27 55 00 28 55 01 29 56 02 CO CE 56 02 01 57 03 02 58 03 03 59 04 05 01 05 06 03 05 07 05 06 08 08 07 09 10 07 10 14 08 11 17 08 12 20 09 13 24 10 14 28 10 15 32 11 16 37 11 17 41 12 18 46 13 19 5 1 13 20 56 14 22 02 14 23 07 15 24 13 16 o L£ 58 }4 09 45 VI 21 57 33 10 46 22 58 54 II 47 24 00 37 13 50 26 03 40 17 54 30 07 44 21 59 36 13 u o o 3 3 3 3 3 8 S S S S S S S S S B S B S S 88 8 888 8 S S S S up. the R does not appear until July 18 (read across to the left to find the date). Midheaven Abbreviated M C (for Medium Coeli or Meridian). i/l i^i 7.r.«n t/> T K £ ». But they appear from earth to back up due to their orbit in space. that would be impossible. f i as a a a a a a a a a ? i a a ? . 5? ^ 5 ^ R » « 3 S S R Si 5 3 o s s s s s a a s a a a a s a a a a a a a a a s a a s a aaaa S ! s ? R S PI a 5 K = a s 5S = a s « E s 8 5 3.U. In figure 3 find the Saturn and Uranus columns.^ h l i w w3h!tr-li. and it is one of the most powerful points in a natal chart. o *. For Saturn. s £ S R ? S y. It then stayed retrograde the remainder of the month and be yond. 5 S ^ R J? K $ S 3 8 f. : £ i » a fisas ss = = K R S R S S S S t 3 . a a ~ I ^ S S = S 3 5 K aRSSSSR 8 S S) 2 S 2 B 8 S R « K ! ? 3 . Saturn contin ues to stay retrograde during the entire month and be yond because no D appears to indicate a change back to direct motion. •< i¬ oo o M co oooooooooooooo o o t.— 8 . 27LE33 (27 degrees and 33 minutes of Leo) was ris ing on the eastern horizon. At that moment in relation to Toledo.r~r-»r-r~r-r-r. the ascendant is the sign and de gree of that sign that is rising on the eastern horizon at the birth moment in relation to the point on the earth where the birth takes place. For Uranus. Scan down these columns and you will see each one has an R in it. ot o RRRRRR RRRRRRR RRRRRRR RRRR888 8888 . The ascendant is also called the rising sign. r. which indicates that Saturn was already in retrograde mo tion when the month of July 1929 started. For an example. Ohio.* • / >t r > XK£ ..9S K 9 9 9 9 9 9 0-0>0>9>0>0>0> O* * 7 < ^ £ J < ^ ^ C> < J J C ^ t ^ r . Ascendant Abbreviated ASC.
The nodes are used in analyzing a natal chart. like this &. The following chart shows which zodiac signs be long to which element. One of the influences that helps to make each of us a little different from others is the mix of elements in our birth charts. In the lower left near the chart wheel there is a small chart that has the elements FIRE. and water. feeling. embracing all the elements of life. but its symbol is an upside down version of the north node. cautious signs. optimistic. Look again at figure 1. W A T E R listed vertically. detached signs. E A R T H . Air has 0 03. Air signs are mentally aloof. I • uii'ililer them to be minor. recall that the horoscope . Refer now to figure 1 on page 9. earth. bringing the influence of that sign into the life of the person whose horoscope is represented in the horoscope chart. I put this Into perspective. For example. If you look at the natural wheel in figure 2. sensitive.3't I Astrology for Beginners The Language of Astrology / 35 the inidheaven is the highest point (directly overhead) in the zodiac at the moment of birth with relation to the point on the earth where the birth takes place. you automatically know the south node is op posite (180 degrees away) at 18SC30R. mental. The Earth Signs are practical. North and South Nodes of the Moon In figure 1 you will find a symbol that looks like this Q at the top of the chart near the MC. The Air Signs are intellectual. Earth signs are melancholy. Fire has 1 1 1 . The midheaven is also one of the most powerful points in a natal chart. / It'lllt'lltH chart is a representation of a total life. Water has 200. This is the symbol for the north node of the Moon. This shows that I have three I he four elements are fire. you will see that Scorpio is ex actly opposite Taurus. Every zodiac sign appears in every horo scope. Ohio. Earth has O i l . 1929 in Toledo. The M C is always the cusp of the tenth house and rules that house. Water signs are moody. The south node is not shown in figure 1. fruitful signs. thinkers. Fire Aries • Leo Sagittarius Earth Taurus Virgo Capricorn Air Gemini Libra Aquarius Water Cancer Scorpio Pisces The Fire Signs are enthusiastic. air. a chart that has most of the plan ets in earth signs will bring a strong element of practicality to that person. All signs do not carry equal weight in each horo scope. Across from each element are numbers. AIR. lucky signs. Whether they are major or minor influences is debatable. while one with most planets in water signs is likely to be quite emotional or intuitive. and rut h< it I he zodiac signs falls into one of these elements. The reason natal charts usually do not show the south node is because the south node is al ways exactly opposite the north node. 20TA59 was directly overhead and was the highest point in the zodiac. In figure 1. in tuitive. The Water Signs are emotional." realis tic. At 9AM on July 4. energetic. Fire signs are happy. since the north node is shown at 18TA30R. that is part of the reason each one of us is different in some way. The nodes are imaginary points in space related to geomagnetic fields based on the Moon's location at the birth moment. Notice also that the nodes are always retrograde. "down to earth.
To ascertain when an experience is likely to occur you compare the transit positions to the natal posi tions to see if there are any aspects (conjunctions. Look at the same chart in figure 1 that you looked at for the elements. not as they were at birth. Triplicity Each zodiac sign is associated with one of these three (triplicity) human qualities—Cardinal. .) between the transits and the natal positions. Fixed people are stable. They adapt quickly to any situation. Study the chart for a few moments and you can see that I have three planets in cardinal signs. and five in mutable signs. The cardi nal and mutable influences are the strongest. They will stick to things and get them done. I am slightly stronger in mental pursuits (three air signs) and in drive and enthusi asm (three fire signs). changeable. Transits trigger the na tal chart into action or they attract minor (usually) events into our lives. Mutable people are versatile. There are more astrological terms than discussed here. FIX for fixed. We will discuss this in the very next section. Hire these people to be your salesper sons. I am a little "down to earth" but only enough to keep my enthu siasm from getting out of hand. You can now understand what the label ing across the top of the chart means: C A R D for cardinal. In my judgement. If you wanted to hire some one to get a new project started. We will discuss this in more detail later. etc. get things off dead center. you should hire some one with strong fixed influence in their chart. They are not content with the status quo. adaptable. trines. They want movement. You can see from this discussion of the triplicity and the elements that we are already getting into interpreta tion to a small degree. two planets in earth signs. change. and two planets in water signs. This is a reasonably good balance. They don't like much . They cannot stand status quo. FIX and MUT. squares. They move around. and MUT for mutable. progress. There will be more later on interpre tation. Status quo suits them fine. These people like plenty of change. sextiles. Mutable. three plan ets in air signs. Transits Transits are the positions of the planets at the present moment. we are now treading that fine line between what a begin ner needs to know and what will just add confusion. It means my personality and be havior are not skewed strongly in one direction at the sac rifice of other characteristics. They initiate things.36 / Astrology for Beginners The Language of Astrology / 37 planets in fire signs. etc. results. Fixed. oppositions. making me enthusiastic. but it is impossible to not get into it in bits and pieces while we discuss the language of astrology because language has meaning built into it. This same little chart has three columns across the top labeled C A R D . but I am going to stop at this point. energetic. Cardinal people are action people. A fair balance. These are the people mixers and salesper sons. you would do well to hire someone with a lot of cardinal influence in their chart. If you want to hire someone to finish the project once it is started. two in fixed signs.
etc. the beginner. mid-heaven. ascendant. houses. aspects. de grees. There are a great number of other factors that are important also such as planet placements. But it all starts with the Sun sign profile. The mini-profiles that follow are certainly not all in clusive. and have a good time. This will give you. I recommend several of these books for your further reading if you are inclined to pursue astrology more seriously. Having some knowledge of all Sun signs is necessary. whether you are analyzing a chart or simply trying to un derstand yourself or others better.4 Sun Sign Mini-Profiles The cornerstone of astrology interpretation is the Sun sign profile of each of the twelve zodiac signs. sufficient information to talk knowledgeably. There are a number of excellent books that deal only with Sun signs in great depth. but they do cover salient points and provide you with a working knowledge of each sign. 39 . In part four of this book. allowing 20 to 30 pages per Sun sign. analyze charts at the "big picture" level.
you will have be gun to understand Aries. People born under the sign of Aries are action-oriented and competitive. wealth. TAURUS Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the planet Venus. just be aware that the zodiac signs influence the houses and planets involved with them. and the ruling planet is Mars. if you just remember the Key Word. So in my horoscope chart. At this point. Some of the typical interests of Aries are: themselves. Tauruses are very stable people and are reliable. or when any planet is in Aries. among them Thomas Jefferson and John Tyler. enthusiastic. comfort. being a leader. . We have had several U. often to the point of ignor ing the rights and feelings of others. music. the planet of beauty and grace. energy. If they can learn to temper their aggressiveness with diplomacy and tact they can accomplish much. Qualities: Cardinal-Fire Key Phrase: I AM! Key Word: Action Virtue: Courage Defect: Arrogance Rulership: Ruling Planet: Natural ruler of the 1st house Mars When Aries is on any house cusp. . quarrelsome. . They pursue with great zest everything that will satisfy their desires . Aries are the pioneers of the zodiac. nice clothing. They also tend to be warlike. aggressive. They ask no quarter. They will keep on fighting and striving until they either succeed or death overtakes them. challenges of any sort.40 j Astrology for Beginners Sun Sign Mini-Profiles / 41 ARIES Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. For now.S. MARS. born under the sign of Aries. Presidents. the affairs of that house or that planet will be affected by influences such as: impulsive events. They are natural leaders. and give none. perhaps even strife. and force ful. this will start to make more sense. Aries tend to be: dynamic. Refer to figure 1 and you can see that Aries is on my 9th house cusp and the planet Uranus is in Aries in the 8th house. the planet of action. If they can learn to love and respect others and to act with wisdom there is vitually no limit to their accom plishments. They strive to be first in everything. They like to start things for others to finish because they become bored and want to move on to some new challenge. al though usually quite stubborn. They have a basic pioneer nature. impulsive. easily bored. The other salient features will quickly become part of your memory bank as you con tinue to work with astrology. and the ruling planet. starting things for others to finish. selfish. After you have read the chapters on the houses and planets and chart interpretation. this can be pleasure. enthusiasm. action. Tauruses like the good things in life and usually focus their energies on acquiring material possessions and money. A C T I O N . Tauruses appreciate beautiful things whether it be nrt. Aries never admit defeat. my ninth house affairs and the action of Uranus in the 8th house are influenced to some degree by Aries. Aries have great will power and confidence in them selves.
greed. the affairs of that house or that planet will be affected by Taurus influences such as: profit. but always finish what they start. the planet of mentality and communi cation.421 Astrology for Beginners Sun Sign Mini-Profiles / 43 Some of the characteristics of Taurus are: material ism. Qualities: Fixed-Earth Key Phrase: 1 HAVE! Key Word: Possessions Virtue: Reliability Defect: Stubbornness Rulership: Natural ruler of the 2nd house Ruling Planet: Venus house. or when any planet is in Taurus. posses sions of all sorts." If a Gemini acquires self discipline there is nothing he/she cannot achieve. reading. they lack the staying power to finish what they start. being a know-it-all. Geminis are probably the most intelligent people of the zodiac. writ ing. Tauruses are the accumulators and builders of the zodiac. For now. but dynamic when aroused. They are the "Jack of all trades.S. talking. patience. V E N U S . So in my horoscope chart. laziness. Geminis tend to be: fickle. When Taurus is on any house cusp. my tenth house affairs and the action of Venus are influenced to some degree by Taurus. born under the sign of Taurus. writing. and master of none. Mostly they prefer in tellectual activities such as philosophy. Truman and Ulysses S. Some of the interests of Taurus are: comfort. The only problem is that they rarely have any self discipline. They are great planners. versatile. witty. practicality. often burdening themselves with their friends' problems. possessive attitudes. inquisi tive. POSSES SIONS. slow to change. GEMINI Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the planet Mercury. and then they will work hard to make those plans materialize. Geminis are the most happy when they are involved in many pursuits at the same time. They also are very jealous people. They tend to not be too aware of themselves or their motives. talking. Some Gemini interests are: communication of all sorts. intelligent. Presidents. determination. Geminis need to strive to acquire calmness because they are in danger of "burnout" of their nervous system since they are always stressing their nervous system so much. or thinking up things for others to do. Therefore. Refer to figure 1 and you can see that Taurus is on my 10th house cusp and the planet Venus is in Taurus in that . travel. and the ruling planet. superficial. They are somewhat slow. They have quick minds and are curious about virtually everything. Grant. to begin under standing Taurus. steadiness and endurance. learning. slow but steady progress. among them Harry S. usually to the extreme. We have had several U. just remember the Key Word. This is an especially strong influence in my chart as you will see after you read further in the book and get into interpretations. These people are usually fiercely loyal to their friends.
speaking. Very few people ever really understand Cancers. they never stop loving. These people are usually shy. and they will do whatever is necessary to estab lish and protect their domestic security. Moon and Mercury in Gemini in my tenth house. Presidents. born under the sign of Gemini. love of country. and the ruling planet. even timid. they be come immovable. CANCER Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the Moon. much mental effort expended. Home and family life are of the utmost importance to Cancers. M E R C U R Y . With all those planets in my mid-heaven in Gemini. Once a love is begun. These are very complex people. sometimes appearing extremely strong and at other times to be as vulnerable as a child. However. Cancers are easily hurt by the slights of others. but if forced. We have had several U. Some Cancer interests arc: home. Ken nedy. among them Calvin Coolidge and Gerald Ford. For now. V A R I E T Y . the affairs of that house or that planet will be affected by influences such as: much communica tion (writing. They are masters of the art of passive resistence. Cancers are the Qualities: Key Phrase: Key Word: Virtue: Defect: Rulership: Ruling Planet: homemakers of the zodiac. just remember the Key Word. and you will have be gun to understand Gemini. Qualities: Key Phrase: Key Word: Virtue: Defect: Rulership: Ruling Planet: Mutable-Air I THINK! Variety Alertness Shallowness Natural ruler of the 3rd house Mercury When Gemini is on any house cusp. Cancers are very loving people.S. security. This will become even clearer to you as you read the rest of the book. domestically and family oriented. diversified interests. Cancer is the most sensitive sign and is the strongest of the water signs.S. travel. there fore they never receive the necessary understanding from others. < These are very powerful influences in my chart. sensitive.441 Astrology for Beginners Sun Sign Mini-Profiles / 45 We have had only one U. Geminis are the salesmen and communicators of the zodiac. it is easy to see why I afn a professional writer. Cardinal-Water I FEEL! Tenacity Caring Combative Natural ruler of the 4th house Moon . President. they can be very cruel enemies. tenacious. and react more from intuition or emotion than from reason. Refer to figure 1 and you can see that Gemini is on my eleventh house cusp and that I have the three planets Jupi ter. John F. emotional. moody.) involved. or when any planet is in Gemini. born under the sign of Cancer. They can be directed through kindness. They are also the nonconformists of the zodiac. etc. Cancers tend to be: moody.
generous. M O O N . fun. Refer to figure 1 and you can see that Leo rules my ascendant (first house) and that the planet Neptune is in Leo in the first house. Virgos are very detail conscious and do well in any line of work that requires exactness. tempermental reactions. Some Leo interests are: sports and games. idealistic. extreme sensitivity. Refer to figure 1 and you can see that Cancer is on my twelfth house cusp and that the Sun and Pluto are in Can cer in my eleventh house. and the ruling planet." Qualities: Fixed-Fire Key Phrase: I WILL! Key Word: Power Virtue: Magnanimous or Noble Defect: Ostentatious or show-offs Rulership: Natural ruler of the 5th house Ruling Planet: Sun When Leo is on any house cusp. They are over-confident. children (especially theirs). These characteristics often cause them to lose friends. Woe be unto anyone who hurts a Leo's child! Leos tend to be: romantic. We have had several U. the affairs of that house or planet will be affected by Leo influences such as: enjoyment. achieve ment. events concerning children. S U N . born under the sign of Leo. . We will explore how this blends in with my overall horoscope interpretation later on in the book. ego tistical. much intuition or psychic in sight. being in the spotlight. remember the Key Word. often some association with food. flamboyancy.S. need to deal with and be recognized by the general public. They like to be in charge. kinglike rulership. Virgos are practical nnd efficient. remember the Key Word. among them Herbert Hoover and Benjamin Harrison. For now. optimism. affectionate. loyal. blunt. and the ruling planet. to begin to understand the Sun sign LEO. faith. Leo's are strongly attracted to the opposite sex.46 / Astrology for Beginners Sun Sign Mini-Profiles / 47 When Cancer is on any house cusp. Leos are courageous and loyal. This is a powerful influence in my life as you shall discover later on in the book. These are noble and generous people. Leos are the entertainers (sometimes clowns) of the zodiac. domineering. or when any planet is in Leo. although they often possess oversized egos. pomp. Virgos constantly search for knowledge. "mothering" attitude. to begin to understand the Sun sign Cancer. romance. enthusiastic. ambitious. Presidents. VIRGO Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the planet Mercury. POWER. or when any planet is in Cancer. For now. T E N A C I T Y . opti mistic. tempermental. They are also the "ones in charge. and outspoken. LEO Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the Sun. the affairs of that house or that planet will be affected by Cancer influences such as: mood changes.
health. analysis. Presidents born under the sign of Virgo. For instance. If they learn to discipline their minds to think constructive thoughts. LIBRA Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the planet Venus. justice. . and cautious. they prefer an occupation that brings them in partnership with others or at least brings them in close contact with others. the affairs of that house or that planet will be affected by Virgo influences such as: much dis- crimination. and they do not hold grudges." Their any. Some of the Libra interests are: partnerships. Remember for now that the Key Word is S E R V I C E and the ruling planet is M E R C U R Y . and also de mand that their partners work just as hard. This is a strong influence in my chart. even judgemental of others. Sometimes they become so immersed in detail that they lose sight of the big picture. they then usually have very good health and be of great benefit to humanity. peace. They work hard. They have a strong sense of justice and fair play. efficiency. Taf t and Lyndon B. They also tend to worry a lot which can adversely affect their health. among them William H . . craftsmanship. beauty. Thus marriage is very important to them. helping to im prove others. companionship. industrious. However. Libras are rarely loners. perfection. mental. They make good counselors and judges because they can clearly see both sides of an issue. details. They rarely express anger. work. and you will see how as you progress through the book. Libras are rarely lazy. but when they do it is usually a "storm. details. . Virgos are the craftsman of the zodiac. seeking perfection. they want and need compan ionship. caution. social life.or subsides quickly. dependent.S. reliable.481 Astrology for Beginners Sun Sign Mini-Profiles / 49 The single greatest defect of Virgo is that they are very critical of others . it may take a Libra hours just to pick out a blouse or shirt when there is a selection to choose from. Anger frequently leaves them feeling ill. especially concerning mi nor matters. coop erative. Libras tend to be: romantic. Some Virgo interests are: fault finding. somewhat materialistic. Virgos tend to be: critical. this ability to see an issue from all sides frequently gives them a problem in making decisions. Probably more Virgos remain unmarried than any of the other signs because they have difficulty in finding anyone who measures up to their high standards. extravagant. Qualities: Mutable-Earth Key Phrase: I ANALYZE! Key Word: Service Virtue: Thoroughness Defect: Pettiness or Fussiness Rulership: Natural ruler of the 6th house Ruling Planet: Mercury When Virgo is on any house cusp. Johnson. seeking flaws. . Virgos often go into some branch of the medical profession. fickle. If they overcome this negative trait they can attain the high est of spiritual achievement in life. methodical. neat. We have had several U. or when any planet is in Virgo. gracious. work. Also. Refer to figure 1 and you can see that Virgo is on the cusp of my 2nd house and that the planet Mars is in Virgo in my 1st house. however. the planet of beauty and grace. practical.
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We have had several U.S. Presidents, among them Dwight D. Eisenhower and James E . Carter, born under the sign of Libra. Libras are the diplomats of the zodiac. Qualities: Cardinal-Air Key Phrase: 1 BALANCE! Key Word: Harmony Virtue: Fairness Defect: Indecisiveness Rulership: Natural ruler of the 7th house Ruling Planet: Venus There are two correct ways to pronounce Libra: leebra or lie-bra. The "lee-bra" pronunciation is the one most often used by most people. However, the "lie-bra" pro nunciation is the one most often used by professional as trologers and well informed amateur astrologers. So if you want to sound like a well informed astrologer, say "lie-bra/; When Libra is on any house cusp, or when any planet is in Libra, the affairs of that house or that planet will be affected by Libra influences such as: partnerships, joint enterprises, refined harmony, balance, fairness, beauty, , sometimes idealistic or romantic to the extreme. Refer to figure 1 and you can see that Libra is on the cusp of my third house. I have no planets in Libra. The in fluence of Libra in my chart is subtle and hardly even no ticed. I'll point out the influence in the chapter on inter preting the natal chart. To start understanding Libra, remember the Key Word, H A R M O N Y , and the ruling planet, VENUS. SCORPIO Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the planet Pluto. This is an extremely strong sign; no sign is so potent for good or for evil as is Scorpio.
Scorpios have strong will power and an intense emo tional drive. Their sex drive and their interest is sex is usu ally very strong. Scorpios are not "half-way" people; whatever they do, they do it with intensity and complete ness. They have no fear of death. Because of their strong emotional drive, they need to keep their integrity high else they fall into undesireable behavior such as violence, jealousy, hatred, or possessiveness. These people often become workaholics. They drive themselves hard, and usually drive others unmercifully. They despise weakness in self or others. Often they will help others, but then they expect the one who was helped to start helping themselves. They will give a helping hand, but not for long. Scorpios are secretive people. They also are ruthless enemies or competitors. Scorpios tend to be: vindictive, sarcastic, heroic, forceful, cynical, secretive, determined, suspicious. Some Scorpio interests are: sex, unraveling myster ies, money of others, being the unseen power. There have been more U.S. Presidents born under the sign Scorpio than under any other sign. Two of these were Theodore Roosevelt and John Adams. Scorpios are the Qualities: Key Phrase: Key Word: Virtue: Defect: Rulership: Ruling Planet: detectives of the zodiac. Fixed-Water I DESIRE! Resourcefulness Intense dedication Vindictiveness Natural ruler of the 8th house Pluto
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When Scorpio is on any house cusp, or when any planet is in Scorpio, the affairs of that house or that planet will be affected by Scorpio influences such as: secrecy, co ercion, deep emotion and desires, jealousy, fighting to the death, possessiveness, forced changes, sometimes a fatal istic attitude, sometimes an area where meanness pre vails. Refer to figure 1 and you can see thatScorpio is on the cusp of my 4th house. I do not have any planets in Scorpio. The subtle influence of Scorpio in my horoscope chart will be better understood when you get to the chapter on inter pretation. Remember the Key Word is R E S O U R C E F U L N E S S and the ruling planet is PLUTO. SAGITTARIUS Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the planet Jupiter, the planet of expansiveness and good fortune. Sagittarians are honest and freedom loving. No mat ter how difficult a situation becomes, there always seems to be help for the Sagittarian because they seem to always be under some sort of protective shield. These are generally spiritual people, but they some times become narrow minded if they are associated with a social or religious group that has limited vision. These people call the shots as they see them without any embellishment; therefore, they are often considered to be blunt or lacking in tact. Women Sagittarians make charming companions, but usually dislike domestic tasks and are generally quite independent.
These are idealistic people. They must learn wisdom and balance or else they can become fanatics and follow blindly some narrow dogma. Peple born under the sign of Sagittarius tend to be: optimistic, friendly, argumentative, generally easy-going. Some Sagittarius interests are: religion, philosophy, traveling (especially foreign), horses, law, books, publish ing, giving advice. We have had several U.S. Presidents, among them Zachary Taylor and Martin VanBuren, born under the sign of Sagittarius. Sagittarians are the philosophers of the zodiac. Qualities: Mutable-Fire Key Phrase: I SEE! Key Word: Freedom Virtue: Hopefulness Defect: Non-discriminating Rulership: Natural ruler of the 9th house Ruling Planet: Jupiter When Sagittarius is on any house cusp, or when any planet is in Sagittarius, the affairs of that house or that planet will be affected by Saggittarian influences such as: good fortune, abundance, optimism, lack of discrimina tion, where hunches play a significant role, foreign people or things, helping others to find themselves, philosophy, humor. Refer to figure 1 and you can see that Sagittarius is on my 5th house cusp and that the planet Saturn is in Sagitta rius in my 4th house. This plays a significant role in my horoscope chart as you will see later. Remember that the Key Word is F R E E D O M and the ruling planet is JUPITER.
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CAPRICORN Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the planet Saturn. Many astrologers consider this to be the strongest sign of the zodiac. These people are frugal, hard working, and dedicated to achieving their goals. If they maintain integrity, they can achieve the highest of ac complishments. If they lack integrity, they may also achieve the highest accomplishments, but they will as suredly have the greatest of falls. A recent example of this is Richard Nixon, a Capricorn, who became president and was forced from office because of his lack of integrity. This is because the ruling planet, Saturn, always gives perfect justice . . . what you sow, you will reap. Sow good seed, and you reap good results. Sow bad seed, and you reap undesireablc results. These are practical people. They will let nothing stand in their way. They are undefeatable enemies and loyal friends. They are neat and methodical. They also are frequently "slave drivers." They do not function well for long in subordinate po sitions. They need to be in charge, even if it is in a small , way. Capricorns, as a rule, live to a ripe old age. They are old when they are young, and young when they are old. Capricorns tend to be: serious, frugal, ambitious, re alistic, cautious, responsible, worriers, hard working. Some Capricorn interests arc: business, material suc cess, being in charge. We have had several U.S. Presidents, among them Andrew Johnson and Woodrow Wilson, born under the sign of Capricorn. Capricorns arc the organizers of the zodiac. Qualities: Cardinal-Earth Key Phrase: I USE!
Key Word: Virtue: Defect: Rulership: Ruling Planet:
Ambition Respectfulness Condescending Natural ruler of the 10th house Saturn
When Capricorn is on any house cusp, or when any planet is in Capricorn, the affairs of that house or that planet will be affected by Capricornian influences such as: self-discipline, ambition, coldness, serious attitude, desire for status, frugality, in some cases cheapness, public ambilions, hard work, responsibility. Refer to figure 1 and you can see that Capricorn is on the cusp of my fifth house. I have no planets in Capricorn. This is a subtle influence in my chart. Remember the Key Word is AMBITION and the rul ing planet is S A T U R N . AQUARIUS Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the planet Uranus. This is the sign of brotherhood and friendship. They are loyal friends. These are tireless workers, and prefer to work in some endeavor that has humanitarian benefits. They have great desire for material gain, but are not greedy. They are willing to work for what they want, and do not demand more than their fair share. Because they take their work se riously, they are usually a bundle of nerves inside; this can make them get ill frequently. However, to outward ap pearances, they seem to be calm. With Aquarians, what you see is what you get. . . t hey do not put on facades or affectations. They have great dislike for hypocricy.
astrology.S. broadminded. We have had several U. rather than buckle down to a responsibility. this is very annoying to anyone who has to live or work with them. these are not ambitious people. artistic talents displayed. We have had several U. among them George Washington and Andrew Jackson. independent. use of scien tific and electrical methods. Pisces are blind to any faults in anyone they love. Presidents. Some interests of Pisces are: hospitals. psychic. Presidents. politics. They often make ex cellent artists in all fields of art. medicine. Roosevelt. impressionable. among them Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. impersonal. truth. They alternate between pessimism and optimism. They also like to drift. pets. dogmatic. Pisces tend to be: sensitive. Aquarians are the reformers of the zodiac. People born under the sign of Aquarius tend to be: tactless. Pisceans are the martyrs of the zodiac. Qualities: Mutable-Water Key Phrase: I BELIEVE Key Word: Compassion Virtue: Charitableness Defect: Easily influenced Rulership: Natural ruler of the 12th house Ruling Planet: Neptune . or when any planet is in Aquarius. Refer to figure 1 and you can see that Aquarius is on my 7th house cusp and that I have no planets in Aquarius. They always want to do the right things.planet will be affected by Aquarian influences such as: need for freedom and independence. humanitarian ideals. born under the sign of Pisces. Generally. friends. expensive tastes. Qualities: Fixed-Air Key Phrase: I KNOW! Key Word: Independence Virtue: Friendliness Defect: Eccentricity Rulership: Natural ruler of the 11 th house Ruling Planet: Uranus When Aquarius is on any house cusp. Remember the Key Word is I N D E P E N D E N C E and the ruling planet is URANUS. Some Aquarian interests are: helping others. just thinking. PISCES Pisces is the twelfth sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the planet Neptune. and often argumentive people. born under the sign of Aquarius. re bellious. much originality and inventiveness. They have overactive imaginations. They can be so stubborn that no one can reason with Ihem. naive. In fact. de pendent. friends. unconventional be havior or attitudes. day-dreaming. These are very sensitive people who are responsive to the thoughts and feelings of others. sudden changes and events. but usually have little will power. change able. They are unable to make up their own minds. careless. These people rarely participate in sports or strenu ous activity. drugs. They have the ability to stir up much dislike toward themselves. they seem to be tuned in to some dream world. the affairs of that house or that .S. They are not combative. compassionate. stubborn. they alternate in much of their behavior from one ex treme to the other. This influence is very minor in my chart. They will suffer rather than fight for their rights. they have a martyr com plex. serving others.561 Astrology for Beginners Sun Sign Mini-Profiles / 57 These are determined.
or when any planet is in Pisces. lungs. eye retina Pisces: feet. the affairs of that house or that planet will be affected by influences such as: subject to sympathy and understanding. lymph glands. activities be hind the scenes. throat. fraud. Aries: head.581 Astrology for Beginners Sun Sign Mini-Profiles / 59 When Pisces is on any house cusp. spine Virgo: intestines. . breasts Leo: heart. toes. The Piscean influence in my chart is subtle. electric ity of the body. sick people. Refer to figure 1 and you can see that Pisces is on the cusp of my 8th house. and the ruling planet. RULERSHIP OF T H E PHYSICAL BODY PARTS Medical astrology is a special field of astrology that requires considerable knowledge and ability that is far be yond the beginner stage. thighs. I do not have any planets in Pisces. Medical astrology will not be dis cussed further in this book. arms. adenoids Sagittarius: hips. the beginner should be aware that the various body parts are ruled by the zo diac signs. muscles. mystical experiences. brain Taurus: neck. secrets or secret activities. bladder. institu tions. skin Aquarius: legs and ankles. bronchial tubes Cancer: stomach. This is just for your reference and to make you aware. face (except nose). N E P T U N E . hands. sciatic nerves Capricorn: skeletal structure. idealism at the expense of practi cality. COMPASSION. activity concerned with drugs. The following listing delineates the parts of the body ruled by each sign. ovaries Scorpio: nose. Remember the Key Word. sex organs. thyroid gland Gemini: shoulders. It may also be helpful to know some of those key rulerships. bowels Libra: kidneys. but it should give you some appreciation of the vast scope of astrology. thymus gland. However. sweat glands The preceding list is just the tip of the iceberg of a very specialized field in astrology. blood circulation.
the action of each planet varies because its influence blends with. The placement of the planet in the chart by house and sign. The aspects a planet makes with other planets are also a "modifiying influence. regardless of these influences. the action of lis respective sign and house. In this chapter we will explore the salient characterislics of each planet. Only those characteristics unique to the person involved will apply. Of course.5 The Planets Each of the planets has its own unique basic charac teristics that it carries with it regardless of which house or In which sign it appears. The better you understand the nature of the planets (and the signs." However. and the aspects it makes to other planets determine exactly which characteristics will npply. All of the characteristics of a given planet will not ap ply to every chart. 61 . and houses) the bet ter you will be at reading and interpreting horoscope charts. the basic characteristics of each planet will be strong enough to be apparent in every horoscope chart. aspects. and is influenced by.
In general. Virgo. For example. honor. progressing approximately one degree a day (53 sec onds a day is more exact). fairness. laziness. and Sagittarius. Some Solar characteristics are: ambition. the Sun functions with more difficulty in Aquarius. In the other six signs (Taurus. It represents your vitality. However. loyalty. And in all cases: N O P L A N E T IS C O M P L E T E L Y POWER LESS IN A C H A R T . Libra. and genetic inheritance. Often the difference is that I he Sun (or other planets) in one chart are more strongly placed than in the other chart. but it is never without some power. at the beginner stage. Scorpio. Some negative characteristics of the Sun are: jeal ousy. Mars conjunct Venus in the 1st house could do wonders for providing some charm. In general. this chapter has sufficient information to allow you to begin to interpret charts and have a reasonably good amateur knowledge of astrology. A planet may have less power in some charts. desire for recognition. by its house and sign placement. This. And so forth. there are nine other planets in the horo scope. One example of a weakly placed Sun would be: Sun in Libra and placed in whatever house in the chart is ruled by Aquarius. If you look at figure 1 you will see that my Sun is placed in the 11th house in Cancer. The remaining planets more often than not are able to compensate for some weakness. and they can help to overcome a weak Sun. individuality. and Pisces). It represents. It spends approximately 30 days in each zodiac sign. spine. conceited ness. A weak Sun in a chart makes it more difficult for a person to achieve goals. However. Let me digress briefly to discuss a weak Sun. The Sun moves through all twelve zodiac signs each year. SUN The Sun is the single most important planet in the na tal chart because it represents your ego and individuality. obstenence. Without regard to the rest of the horoscope chart. it seems to hit a happy medium be tween easy and difficult." It shows your ambitions and deepest character traits. will power. A strong Sun in a chart can overcome much weak ness or adversity elsewhere in the chart. It also rules the heart. What I say here also applies to any planet that may be weakly placed in the horoscope. The Sun never goes retrograde. Cancer. leadership. Others tieem to have great difficulty. A well placed Pluto could provide some will power. and where there are no major aspects to the Sun from any other planet. sperm. arrogance. Aries. among other . Some positive characteristics of the Sun are: dignity. and Gemini. There are a great many combinations of planet as- pccts and placements that could help compensate for this weak Sun. R E G A R D L E S S O F ITS P L A C E M E N T . Kenerousity. a person with this Sun would not have much will power. would probably not have much charm. You have probably noticed some people who seem to have little or no difficulty at all in achieving goals.62 / Astrology for Beginners The Planets / 6 3 The descriptions in this chapter touch only on some of the key characteristics. confidence. Capricorn. the Sun functions more powerfully in Leo. strength. The point is that in any given chart there may be a planet or two that is weak. The Sun rules Leo. where you have the ability to "shine. You will need to read books de voted more completely to planets in order to gain more complete knowledge.
Taurus. smothering love. The Moon shows. imagina tion. amourousness. memory. domestic mat ters. Sag ittarius. breasts. Some negative characteristics of the Moon are: selfilestructive or negative psychic powers. Are you beginning to see what kinds of information can be gleaned from a natal chart? Are you beginning to see how to start interpreting planets in signs and houses? With the discussion of each planet. and changeable. I write books in my home. instincts. writing. It also rules nutrition. the Moon is the most personal of the planets and has great effect on a person. domestic. ( The Moon's position in the chart also indicates how the public will react to the person. Basic Lunar types arc: emotional. One of the 10th house matters is what . insanity. Where the Moon is placed by sign and house indi cates where there is a strong. 1 will delve into this sort of interpretation a little so you start to get the feel of astrology. among other things. and Aquarius). progressing about 12 to 15 degrees a day (the speed varies). In a man's chart. It shows the everyday activities of life—how you get along with peo ple.64 / Astrology for Beginners The Planets / 65 things. possessivencss. In general. it seems to hit a happy medium between easy and difficult.) among other things. Libra. and subconscious thoughts. The Moon affects moods. My Moon is in Gemini in the 10th house. MOON Next to the Sun. the Moon functions with more difficulty In Capricorn. the Moon (and Venus) place ment shows the type of woman he is drawn to. and it never goes retrograde. visionary and positive psychic pow ers. The Moon rules Cancer. The Moon shows where your strong emotional attach ments are.) Cancer.f jeers. instictive. and diges tion. (You will learn more about the 11th house in a later chapter. The Moon represents the mother. I also lecture to groups of people on these sub. Gemini. Now let's examine what I do for a living. The Moon moves through all twelve zodiac signs iihout every 28 days. Refer to figure 1. Some positive characteristics of the Moon are: inspi ration. Then later on we will go deeper into interpre tation. creativity. Gemini rules communications (talking. memory. sensitive. Scorpio. and where there will be a strong drive to achieve stability and secu rity. moodiness. among other things. says that my ability to "shine" will be in relation to 11th house and Cancer matters. body fluids. etc. In general. the Moon functions more powerfully in Cancer. tendency to be clannish. books that go out to the world at large. Three of my published books to date deal with psychic matters. The 11th house is a public house. In the other six signs (Aries. In a wom an's chart. dreaminess. It spends about 2 1 / 2 days in each zodiac sign. stom ach. and it has to do with dealing with the public at large and groups of people. and home life. has to do with the home and with psychic matters. magnetism. and Virgo. The Moon's position in a natal chart also shows what area of life will have many fluctuations and changes. especially with women (regardless of your gender). sub conscious mind. and Pisces. major interest in life. flexibility. where a person's major interest in life is and what occurs in a per son's daily activities. womb and impregnation. Leo. the Moon (and Mars) for the type of man she is drawn to.
Mercury functions with more difficulty in Sagittarius. house position. again depending on Ihe motion. communicative. It also rules the nervous system. Mercury's house a nd sign placements show how the mind directs its thoughts. able pursue several activities simultaneously. Mercury goes retrograde for ap proximately three weeks each time. and Cap ricorn).) My daily activity is writing. about four times a year. Mercury functions most powerfully in Gemini. Aquarius. Mercury is sometimes the "morning star" and sometimes the "evening star. so we become. mental. eloquence. Because of this. Mercury goes through all twelve zodiac signs in ap proximately one year. and the conscious mind. People who are slow witted or who have great diffi culty in learning or understanding often have a poorly placed Mercury in their chart. If Mercury is in a strong ad verse aspect with other planets. That fits. it is very difficult for the person to use their mental faculties to their best advan- (age. too. When powerfully placed by sign. and Taurus. Mercury sometimes is ahead of the Sun and sometimes trails the Sun. it becomes strongly influenced by that planet and becomes a channel through which the other planet expresses its power. Cancer. In figure 1 you can see that my Mercury is in Gemini In the 10th house. mental awareness. instabillly. a strong link with Saturn shows a serious thinker. As we think." Mercury travels from 0 degrees to 2 degrees 12 min utes a day. never getting further away from the Sun than 28 degrees. And 99% of my letters are from women. Mercury reflects our link of reason be tween the conscious and subconscious. brilliance. resourcefulness. Mercury is a personal planet. reflexes iind coordination. gullable.661 Astrology for Beginners Thc Planets / 67 we do in life that is exposed to public view. In general. I receive letters from my readers from all over the United States and from many other countries. Mercury becomes an extremely powerful influ ence in the chart. between physical and spiritual. It all fits. and Scorpio. If Mercury is in close aspect with another planet. expressive. and writing is my major interest. talks too much. and great awareness. Virgo. tongue movement. indecisiveness. Pisces. doesn't it? In addition. hands. Mercury's links (aspects) with other planets give fur ther description of our thought processes. Mercury rules both Gemini and Virgo. In the other four signs (Aries. depending on whether it is retrograde or in fast direct motion. The public views me as an author. active. Libra. In general. Leo. Mercurial types tend to be: adaptable. and nosy. reasoning mind. Some negative characteristics of Mercury are: an un warranted sense of superiority. Mercury in the chart de picts our thinking process. memory. (More about the 10th house in a later chapter. Some positive characteristics of Mercury are: ability lo learn quickly. This means Mercury stays in one zodiac nlgn from 14 to a little over 30 days. dexterity. or aspect. This is an especially powerful place- . doesn't it? Astrology really works! MERCURY Like the Sun and the Moon. Mercury rules the conscious. For example. it seems to hit a happy medium between easy and difficult.
It shows how you will interact with other people. depending on its motion. indecisiveness. This means Venus stays in one zodiac sign from 23 days to a lit tle over two months. In a man's chart.681 Astrology for Beginners The Planets / 69 ment because Mercury is in the sign it rules (Gemini) and is in the powerful midheaven (10th house). Venus rules both Taurus and Libra. Venus goes retro grade and sometimes is ahead of the Sun and sometimes trails the Sun. lazi ness. Among other things. harmony. depending on whether it is retrograde or not. In a man's chart. I mentioned that Venus and the Moon indicate the kind of woman he is likely to marry. creativity. Venus functions with more difficulty in Aries. I guess it pays to flow with the energies expressed in the natal chart. Its house position shows where good luck can ap pear. Pisces. my Moon is in Gemini (talkative people). Venus represents refinement. Venus. too. consideration. At this writing. Venus travels from 0 degrees to 1 degree 16 minutes a day. you can easily con clude that I will be a successful professional author. Each planet placement is reinforcing other planet placements in my i hart. does it not? By now you can see the pattern forming. beauty. and I am married to a woman who has a Taurus ascendant in her natal chart. . self-indulgence. This means it is associated with good fortune in minor ways. it seems to hit a happy medium between easy and difficult. love. For example. It also rules ova ries. sociability. In the other four signs (Gemini. jealousy. VENUS Venus is also a personal planet. Libra. I like talkative women. And what do I do for a living? Right—I am a writer who writes books for the public. beauty. this indicates that I will earn my money by doing something creative (writing in my case) for the pub lic. gentleness. You can see in figure 1 that my Venus is in Taurus in the 10th house. Cancer. and Leo. inspiration. In general. Scorpio. may be the "morning star" sometimes and she "evening star" at other times. Even without looking further. graceful movement. and Aquarius. we have been happily married for 40 years. Virgo. Venus rules oven romance. Venus. you can see how astrology can accu rately detail a person's life. Some positive characteristics of Venus are: charm. My Venus is in Taurus. and artistry. See Mars to find the kind of man a woman is at tracted to. Further. Sagittarius. Mercury rules writing (among other things) and is in the public 10th house. Venus moves through all twelve zodiac signs in ap proximately one year. and Capricorn). shows the kind of women he will be attracted to and possibly marry. never getting further away from I he Sun than 48 degrees. Like Mercury. It typically shows where money may be gained or spent. In general. Some negative Venus characteristics are: vanity. re finement. throat. and my wife is very talkative. love. Venus is often called the lesser benefactor. along with the Moon. This is a powerful placement. possessiveness. and blood circulation. Venus functions most powerfully in Tau rus. winning a small amount of money in the lot tery. Once again.
See the Moon and Venus for the kind of woman a man is attracted to. Nothing could be further from the truth—I am usually quite clumsy and in ept in using my hands. independent. but in my case it is craftsmanship with words. In a woman's chart. not with things. impulsive. Mars in aspect to any planet gives a great deal of en ergy to the action of the other planet—this may be good or not so good. Mars moves through all twelve zodiac signs in ap proximately two years. depending on whether it is in retrograde or direct motion. It also strongly in fluences sexual matters. In my chart there is not one other indication that I might be skilled with my hands. en gravers. muscular energy. and de voted. Sagittarius.701 Astrology for Beginners The Planets / 71 MARS Mars is action. It also describes how she will get along with such a man—harmoniously or not. Mars rules Aries. Cancer. and Pisces). In the other six signs (Taurus. warlike. destructive. energetic. staying in one sign an average of 1. you might hastely conclude that I iim skilled with my hands in some way. In general. Mars types tend to be: forceful. and Aquarius. certain diseases that cause pain. Mars in Virgo does confer skill and craftsmanship. desiring. Mars in Virgo is a common placement in the charts of surgeons and various craftsmen such as carpenters. Mars travels from 0 degrees to 1 degree 16 minutes a day. Gemini. but there is plenty of other evidence that I am skilled with words. Some negative characteristics of Mars are: jealousy. self-reliance. red blood cells. energy and courage. Scor pio. tolerance for pain. The Mars placement in a natal chart shows where physical activity will take place and indicates the kind of things that will arouse you—how you react to violence. Mars describes the kind of man she will be most physically attracted to. I point this out to impress the point that when you in terpret a natal chart you should not be too quick to make the obvious interpretation. Capricorn. You must study the entire chart carefully and look for subtiltics. an aggressive nature. We will discuss the specif ics of this later in the chapter on chart interpretations. In general. Some positive characteristics of Mars arc: determina tion. Mars functions more powerfully in Aries. This is a powerful placement because it is in the first house which Mars rules normally (see the Natural Wheel in figure 2) and Mars is in close conjuction with my ascendant and with Neptune. strong. fevers and inflammations. stubbornness. etc. and Leo. Thus you can conclude that Mars in Virgo in my chart gives power and energy to my ability with crafting words. depending on the specific chart. . violence. Mars functions with more difficulty in Li bra. It represents our most primative and aggressive urges. Virgo. etc.5 months. it seems to hit a happy me dium between easy and difficult. bold. It also rules surgery. courageous. cruel. Figure 1 shows that my Mars is in Virgo in the 1st house. From this. Any aspect between Mars and the Sun in a chart gives strong will power and a strong physical constitu tion.
it shows where there will be an abundance in the person's life. good fortune. tendency to be fanatical. Recall that Jupiter functions with difficulty when in Gemini. and Aquar ius). there is a bright side to this. and thighs. Wherever it is placed in a natal chart. By now. Libra. Let's see what this means in my chart. Jupiter is more often a benefit in a chart than it is a detriment. So you can quickly and accurately conclude that I am going to be an author of books that do get published. wherever Jupiter's influence is. Capricorn. Jupiter functions with more difficulty in Gemini. SATURN Saturn is the "teacher" planet and the planet of perlect justice. you should be able to get some idea of the value and the fun of astrology. In general. Jupiter travels from 0 degrees to 14 minutes a day. and my final years will be successful with minimal difficulty. books. a generous nature. Through Saturn's influence we learn. reverence. So the difficult part is now over lor me. but not . Some negative Jupiter characteristics are: extrava gance. First. dignity. foreign affairs. It also rules fat. etc. Good health or poor. Figure 1 shows that my Jupiter is in Gemini in the 10th house. ambition. It also rules legal matters. For this reason. Some basic Jupiter characteristics are: optimism. In the other four signs (Aries. confidence. inspiration. and aspiring. Jupiter moves through all twelve zodiac signs in ap proximately 12 years. In other words. too. wealth. pomposity. liver. Success or fail ure. the Jupiter/Gemini combination says "with difficulty. It also shows where the person is least likely to be cautious or discriminating. very lazy. and overconfident. In general. It could be an abundance of wealth. growths. I have had great difficulty in becoming successful as a writer. honorable. Cancer. Jupiter functions more powerfully in Sag ittarius. Jupiter is associated with religion and philosophy. or poverty. Jupiter rules Sagittarius. However. Jupiter is sometimes called the greater benefactor be cause it is associated with good fortune in major ways. Virgo. Leo. depending on whether it is in retrograde or direct motion. pancreas. My first book was not published until I was 57 years old. staying in one sign an average of one year. Jupiter's placement in a chart shows where the great est luck can be found. and Pisces. Jupiter in aspect to any planet gives a great deal of good fortune and expansiveness to the action of the other planet in the person's chart. Taurus. hips. Jupiter rules books and publishing. long distance and foreign travel.721 Astrology for Beginners The Planets / 73 JUPITER Jupiter is planet of expansiveness. printing and publishing. However. it seems to hit a happy medium between easy and dif ficult." And indeed this has been true. Jupiter in the 10th house also indicates success in the latter part of one's life. when you learn to read your own chart after reading this hook. there will be a great deal of whatever factors Jupiter is af filiated with in that specific natal chart. horses. and Scorpio. I like being able to read my chart and have a good Idea what potentials lay in store for me. and insulin. conceited. Some positive characteristics of Jupiter are: success. Gemini rules communication (writing). which is where I am. You will.
The so-called benefic planets are often associated with easy going (little or no difficulties). This placement shows that my father was a titrict disciplinarian. bad. I do not subscribe to this philosopy. the mother) and the 4th house In the domestic scene. . and Jupiter are consid ered to be benefic planets. Aries. Saturn. working to earn rather than getting a free ride. I'll not mention malefic or benefic again in this book. thriftiness. Scorpio. hardships. hu mility. Saturn functions more powerfully in Cap ricorn. Saturn may present a certain difficulty in a person's chart. selfish. and Virgo. teeth. sincere. That person can choose to give up and become a failure or to overcome and become a success. fearful. judicious. and Pluto to be malefic planets. difficulties. narrow-minded. wisdom. which he was. the rich kid who has everything given to him from birth on. Some positive influences of Saturn are: stability. Uranus. fear. Gemini. but I do not consider this to be bad (ma lefic). In general. gall bladder. Mercury and Neptune are con sidered to be neutral. Saturn travels from 0 degrees to 8 minutes a day. Let me digress for a moment. pessimistic. Saturn functions with more difficulty in Cancer. Leo. And I do not believe any planet is neutral. you must put it to the grindstone. but I do not con sider this to necessarily be good (benefic). it seems to hit a happy me dium between easy and difficult. watch out! You will get ex actly what you deserve. The planets present the circum stances and options. My philosophy is that it is the choices the person makes with regard to their planetary influences that de termines good. If you want a strong character. falls. paralysis. Moon. de pending on whether it is in retrograde or direct motion. skin. Of course. calcium. conventional. If you want a sharp knife. and grows up to be a incapable of doing anything worthwhile. patience. Satunlian types tend to be: serious. For example. Traditional astrology considers Mars. and not flexible (rigid). you must go through tests and difficulties (life's grindstone). Too much ease in a chart never gives the person the character develop ment he/she needs. and Aquarius). Many astrologers consider Saturn to be a malefic planet because it is associated with obstacles. Figure 1 shows that my Saturn is in Sagittarius in the •Ith house. or neutral. For example. Libra. staying in one sign an average of 2 1/2 years. and Pisces. Now back to Saturn. Saturn's house placement shows the area of a perMOII'S life where that person has the most lessons to learn and where the person has the greatest feeling of inade quacy. If you sow good seed (good works) Saturn assures reward. In the other six signs (Taurus. chronic condi tions. And Saturn lets us reap what we sow. It also rules the body skele ton. The so-called malefic planets are often associated with difficulties. selfdiscipline.741 Astrology for Beginners The Planets / 75 always easily. Venus. In general. Saturn is the disciplinarian. Some negative influences of Saturn can make one: miserly. cautious. if you sow bad seed. Difficulties give us the opportunity to develop char acter and strength. Sagittarius. endurance. Saturn rules Capricorn. the person makes the choices. knees. The Sun. Saturn moves through all twelve zodiac signs in ap proximately 2 9 1 / 2 years. Saturn represents the father in a chart (the Moon.
illusive problems. electricity. Uranus is also the planet of divorce and separation. In general. If you tune into the Uranus energies. This position indicates that my death will be sud den. Perhaps the best way to give you an idea of what Neptune is all about is to list some of the things it rules: mysterious events. nervous conditions. the intuitive mind. Uranus functions more powerfully in Aquarius. blood circula tion. Uranus rules occult activities and metaphysics. Some positive characteristics associated with Uranus's influence include: clairvoyance. and Pisces). Taurus. de pending on whether it is in retrograde or direct motion. a great many other things are also indicated. Uranus sometimes denotes extensive power or the desire for great power on the part of the person involved. Uranus is the planet associated with mental and spiritual awakening and enlightenment. inde pendent thinking. secrets. and perversion. In the other four signs (Cancer. and individualistic. Uranus is related to intuitive and psychic ability and events. x-rays. Uranus functions with more difficulty in Leo. define. hos pitals. intuitive. it seems to hit a happy medium between easy and difficult. institutions. No lingering illnesses for me. Uranus rules astrology. lightning. astronauts. mystical matters. It brings excitement and change whether you want it or not. Because of aspects to my Sun. intuition. Scorpio. A strong Uranus in a chart indicates a person who is unconventional. NEPTUNE Neptune is the most difficult planet to describe be muse it rules anything that is difficult to pin down. Virgo. i haos. change. illusions. drugs. priginal. Uranus in a horoscope is rarely subtle. magnetism and resource fulness. Figure 1 shows that my Uranus is in Aries in the 8th house. dreams. staying in one sign an average of 7 years. It also rules the lower legs and ankles. in ventions. and Aries.76 / Astrology for Beginners The Planets / 77 URANUS Uranus is associated with sudden changes and events for which there is no warning. Uranus rules Aquarius. a dictatorial or a radical nature. Sometimes Uranus merely describes where there is a strong desire to be free or unconventional. and government officials. confusion. and Moon. Gemini. fanaticism. It is also associ ated with rebellious urges. comas. fraud. . the new and unusual. tension. friends. Pluto. which we will discuss later when we delve more deeply into chart inter pretation. body spasms or other body problems related to malfunctioning . psychic matters. poisons. The circumstances that turn your life completely around in an instant are Uranean events. reformers. of the body electricity. Sagittarius. extreme sensitivity. hypnosis. magic. non-con- formists. Capricorn. This is especially true if Uranus is in aspect with the Sun or with Leo in a natal chart. indei Inion. Some negative Uranus characteristics are: rebellious ness. i Inrify in specific terms. humanitarian ideals. impulsive energy. and Libra. strength of will. Uranus moves through all twelve zodiac signs in ap proximately 84 years. Uranus travels from 0 degrees to 4 minutes a day. In general. you can de velop your latent creative abilities. eccentric ity.
Neptune travels from 0 degrees to 3 minutes a day. compassionate. inspira tion. Neptune functions more powerfully in Pi sces. Some positive characteristics of Neptune's influence are: mystic experiences. sensitive. Taurus. genius. The Neptune influence on a person can bring great devotion or even the urge to martyrdom.781 Astrology for Beginners The Planets / 79 When Neptune is well aspected in a chart. and fraudulent conditions. What docs seem evi dent is that the sign Pluto affects entire generations of peo ple and is not specifically significant in individual natal i harts. make note that Neptune rules hypnosis. This person will most likely be a nonnmformist who brings new developments into the world. crea• rive. especially clairvoyance. like Uranus and Neptune. and the first house rules the person's body. we h. delusion. and Aquarius). However. Here are a couple facts about me: I am a certi fied hypnotherapist and have written two books about hypnosis. self-sacrificing. It takes Pluto 248 years to I ravel through all twelve zodiac signs. and Cancer. toxic conditions. There is much about Pluto that is not yet known or certain simply because there has not been NUindent time to study it.ive only been able to study and observe it through the last half of Cancer. it can sig nify great good fortune and protection that seems almost supernatural. At this writing. Some negative Neptune characteristics are: selfindulgence. Neptune functions with more difficulty in Virgo. leakage (especially water). can atl ract psychic experiences when strongly linked with other planets. anything that is difficult to pin down. all through Leo. This is an extremely powerful placement in my chart. See the connection? PLUTO The announcement of Pluto's discovery was made on March 12. For now. depending on whether it is in retrograde or direct motion. negativity. In the other six signs (Aries. It also rules feet and toes. Sagittarius. A very strong Pluto in a chart generally indicates an outstanding person. chaotic events. In general. devotion. Libra. and we will discuss it in length later. and Libra. sorrows. psy chic. understanding. character. musical. malformations. Gemini. it seems to hit a happy medium be tween easy and difficult. the house placement and the aspects it makes with other planets are quite significant in individ ual natal charts. and through the early degrees of Scorpio. and personality. Neptunian types tend to be: psychic. Neptune rules Pisces. staying in one sign approxi mately 14 years. Virgo. In general. Figure 1 shows that my Neptune is in Leo in the 1st house. Leo. impressionable. reverence. black magic. Neptune moves through all twelve zodiac signs in approximately 165 years. idealistic. misplaced sympathies. It can also indicate great amounts of money and power be- .1930. delusion. The lower vibrations of Neptune are feelings of powerlessness. The higher vibrations of Neptune are spiritual. and imaginative. Pluto. All the other planets have had hundreds of years of study. Scor pio. Persons with a strong Neptune in their chart often appear to be dreamy or to be frequently living in some other dimension. and Capricorn. immorality.
the Lindberg kidnapping). mass move ments. when crime. Traditionally. staying in one sign from 14 to 30 years. Mass production in industry.. also. gangsters. Pluto is no small-time influence. Pluto is the great transformer. Pluto rules work behind the scenes or in isolation. deep-seated problems. transformation and revitalization. We have a solar eclipse when both the Sun and Moon are exactly conjunct either of the nodes. Some basic Pluto characteristics are: extrasensory perception. Pluto functions with more difficulty in Taurus and Leo. de pending on whether it is in retrograde or direct motion. obsessions. When you start doing your own chart interpretations. and allergies. and secret obsessions. In the remaining eight signs not enough is known to make knowledgeable statements about Pluto's function ing with regard to easy or difficult. it is a minor inIhience and I usually do not bother to interpret them in a natal analysis unless the chart is so lacking in major as pects that 1 need to use all I can get.g. urge to tear down and rebuild. and racketeering (Al Capone) flourished. which is exactly what I do as an author of books. influences sexual behavior. positive clairvoyance. Labor strikes involving masses of people also fall un der the domain of Pluto. Mussolini. There is a north node and a south node. Also dictators (Hitler. In my opinion. The reason I include the nodes in this chapter on planets is because their influence can be interpreted as though they were planets. The south node is viewed to be somewhat like Saturn. This house placement shows that I will deal with masses of people. restructuring. the pros- tate gland. Pluto functions more powerfully in Scor pio and Aquarius. Other astrologers might disagree with my stance. re tirement. anarchy. intensity. It was discovered in the thirties when kidnapping ran rampant (e. Pluto moves through all twelve zodiac signs in ap proximately 248 years. . The nodes are always in ret rograde motion. use your own judgement. Some positive Pluto characteristics are: spirituality. Figure 1 shows that my Pluto is in Cancer in the 11th house. The list of these sorts of things is quite extensive. forced conditions. they are calculated points in fipace based on the Moon's position. the north node is viewed to have an in¬ I hiencc somewhat like that of the planet Jupiter. In general. Pluto rules Scorpio. atrocities. Stalin and others) emerged into world prominence. It also rules the reproductive or gans. In mythology. rectum. and the "underworld" became very powerful. The position of the north node is indicated in the Ephemeris (refer to figure 3 lo refresh your recollection). Some negative Pluto characteristics are: destruction. In general. On a more personal basis. We have a lunar eclipse when the Sun and Moon are in exact opposition and accompanied by the nodes.801 Astrology for Beginners The Planets 181 hind the scenes for the person. The south node is always ex actly opposite the north node. NODES OF THE MOON The nodes of the Moon are not planets. Pluto travels from 0 degrees to 3 minutes a day. Pluto ruled the underworld and was the first kidnapper. death and disappearances. Pluto is associated with the most drastic changes. forcefulness. Pluto rules all of these things. It breaks down the old. and replaces it with the new. fanaticism.
Part of Fortune is said to be a lucky point. I also exposed you to mini-analysis and interpretations to better prepare you for a more thor ough discussion on these matters later in this book. you may want to keep an eye on it to see if it is significant in your natal chart. This. When you use computer calculated charts like I now do. salient information so you can begin to understand and use astrology. My purpose is not to deluge you will large amounts of data. I should write about oc cult matters (Scorpio) which I already know. I try to keep an open mind. is exactly what I now do. sometimes the Part of Fortune has been involved and sometimes not. and my south node is in Scorpio conjunct my nadir (refer to figure 1). For those readers who want to know more. The nodes seem to have some association with the subconscious mind. .821 Astrology for Beginners The Planets / 83 The north node in a chart represents the area where development of new talents should be directed. I could easily written four times as much on each planet and still not have covered everything. I would interpret my placement as being lucky in my dealings with masses of people (11th house) especially with regard to domestic or psychic matters (Cancer). SUMMARY This has been a brief discussion of the planets' salient points. I have not encountered any evidence from which to draw my own conclusion about this karmic or fated aspect. The south node in a chart represents talents already developed. Enough said about the Part of Fortune. you get the Part of Fortune for free. the Part of Fortune is not a planet. 1 would interpret this to mean that 1 should concentrate on earning money (Tau rus) in publishing (9th house) because my writing ability (3rd house) is already developed. I regard this as such a minor influence that I do not bother to calculate it or interpret it. is constructed and interpreted you will be able to do the same thing with your own chart (or other people's charts). The . It is by no means an exhaustive presentation of facts. in fact. My purpose is to give you a sufficient amount of key. My north node is in Taurus in my 9th house conjunct my midheaven. it is a calculated point in space that can be interpreted as though it were a planet. and I urge you to do the same. By seeing how one natal chart. Enough said about the nodes. Some astrologers regard the nodes to be karmic points or fated conditions. When I study the cosmic events in my life associated with good luck. mine. which is the loca tion of my Part of Fortune. PART OF FORTUNE Like the nodes. In this chapter. In any case. In experience. If you will look at figure 1 near the bottom center you will see: PART O F F O R T U N E = 25CN11. If you do the same. there are literally hundreds of books available for further study.
CONJUNCTION This is a major aspect where two planets are within 8 degrees of each other. the conjuncllon may be harmonious (easy) or inharmonious (diffiMllt). I will spend a great deal of time discussing aspects. but hrief. view of aspects. I will cover both major and minor aspects here to give you a well rounded knowledge. I want to give you just a little broader. and this h when it is the most powerful. they are considered to be exactly conjunct.6 The Aspects Aspects have now been mentioned dozens of times In this book. but I will not discuss the minor aspects in any detail later. Depending on the two planets involved. If they are less than one degree apart. Later in the book when I specifically discuss analysis and Interpretation. and you are probably getting a fairly good Idea of their importance in natal chart interpretation. For now. The keywords for a conjunction are P R O M I N E N C E 85 .
Another conjunction in figure 1 is in the 11th house. Neptune con junct the ascendant. This is possible because Neptune is only 37 minutes away from being at zero de grees Virgo. For example: Mercury conjunct Mars will give an ex ceptionally keen.861 Astrology for Beginners The Aspects / 87 and INTENSITY because each planet in a conjunction tends to bring out the characteristics of the other planet in volved. This meets the criteria of being within 8 degrees of each other and thus qualifies as a conjunction. The trine Indicates where things come with little effort for the per- If you don't see this. "Mutually intensify" applies only to conjunctions. generally in a beneficial way but not always. Conjunctions add a great deal of strength to any natal chart. it is only a moderately powerful conjunction. Venus at 26TA31 is 8 degrees 20 min utes from Jupiter at 04GE51. north node conjunct the midheaven. This is an example of two planets being conjunct even though they are in different signs. there is a com promise—less hardship than Saturn would normally bring and less good fortune than Jupiter would normally bring. The keyword for the trine is E A S Y L U C K . However. Saturn tends to restrict Jupiter's expansiveness. My Sun at 12CN05 is 5 degrees and 40 minutes away from my Pluto at 17CN45. Fairly strong. Not much intensity. Recall that there are 30 degrees to each sign: 0 degrees through 29 de grees 59 minutes make up any one sign. Of course. Trines in a chart help the person to overcome difficulties in life and sometimes bring great good fortune. active mind. and it is always harmonious (easy). If you add one . See if you can find these additional conjunctions in figure 1: Venus conjunct the midheaven. plus or minus 8 degrees (that is from 112 to 128 degrees apart). In 10th house. An example of a very powerful. and Jupiter tends to free the Saturn restrictiveness. the two planets mutually intensify each other. This is a weak conjunction be cause it is on the fringe of not being a conjunction. Some other conjunctions in figure 1 are: In 10th house. You can find the effects of this conjunction in chapter 13. and it means that the planets involved have much more power and influence in the horoscope than if they were not conjunct (or "conjoined") because their powers com bine. For example: Saturn conjunct Jupiter. refer back to chapter 3 where the degrees and seconds of signs are discussed. In other words. TRINE This is a major aspect where two planets are 120 de grees apart. Do you see how to figure this? 29 ± 29 LE23 2Z 60 = 00 V I 00 minute more. the more powerful the influence. Mars conjunct the ascendant. it becomes 0 degrees of the next sign. Jupiter at 04GE51 is 4 degrees 21 min utes from Moon at 09GE42. at nearly 6 degrees apart. intense conjunction can be found in figure 1 in the 1st house. As a result. My Neptune at 29LE23 is only 43 minutes away from my Mars at 00VI06. The trine is a very powerful aspect. The conjunction might enhance the mutual attrib utes. the more exact. It lacks the intensity of the Nep tune-Mars conjunction just discussed. north node conjunct Ve nus. A conjunction can sometimes have a compromising effect.
and it will overcome all. In every case. the people involved drifted through life without even the smallest achievement. Squares give those things to you. constructive manner. and I have never ween a chart of an outstanding person without also seeing more than one square in the chart. but not as powerful as a trine. the power is increased many times. Pluto sextile the midheaven. I have seen several charts that had no squares at all. An example of a trine can be found in figure 1. For the sextile to bring the luck or results. Squares put lots of energy into the chart and keep you very busy overcoming obstacles. The keyword for a sextile is OPPOR TUNITY. SQUARE This is a major aspect where two planets arc 90 de grees apart. but it had not handed them any significant re wards either. An example of a square can be found in figure 1. SEXTILE This is a major aspect where two planets are 60 de grees apart. If you are a negative person. in the Grand Trine configuration. plus or minus 8 degrees (82 to 98 degrees apart). The key word for the square is OBSTACLES. you must take action. Saturn trine the ascendant. The key is to use the en ergy from the squares in a positive. plus or minus 8 degrees (52 to 68 degrees apart). Squares are absolutely necessary to develop character. However. Otherwise. Some other sextiles in figure 1 are: Pluto sextile the north node. Nep tune in the 1st house at 29LE23 is 3 degrees 18 minutes from being exactly 120 degrees from Saturn in the 4th house at 26SA06. This is called a Grand Trine. The effect of squares depends entirely on your attitude. and prob lems in order to get the most out of life. Conversely. This is always a harmonious aspect. Occasionally in a horoscope chart you will see three planets. If you learn to use this energy constructively. I I Irmly believe we need challenges. a lot of squares in your chart can make life a living hell. Sexfiles show where there is opportunity and luck through action. squares are quite beneficial. This is a very powerful aspect. I have analyzed hundreds of charts. It identifies natural talents and where success is most easily obtained. This is quite a strong sextile because they are within 1 degree and 37 minutes of being exactly 60 de grees apart. each of which forms a trine with the other two. This is a fairly strong trine. They seemed con tented because life had not handed them any significant problems. Squares in a chart indicate where you will feel com pelled to strive harder and where you are most likely to iiave clashes. and is the most dif ficult and potentially destructive of all aspects. obstacles. usually work. Some other trines in figure 1 are: Mars trine Saturn. The meanings of each of the three trines in a grand trine is the same as each trine separately.881 Astrology far Beginners The Aspects / 89 son. or nearly all. and it is extremely powerful for good. the trine most often gives you the good luck with little or no action on your part. You can see why I do not regard squares as being "the bad boys of astrology" as do some astrologers. inhar monious aspects that may be in the horoscope chart. My '-nn at 12CN05 in the 11th house is within 46 seconds of . for it. An example of a sextile in figure 1 is the Moon sextile Uranus. they can hold you back or beat you down.
This opposition is 5 degrees 24 minutes from being exact and is only moder ately strong. each of which forms a square with two of the other planets and an opposition with the third. and solve many years ago when I was much younger. plus or minus 3 degrees (42 to 48 apart). The keyword for the semi-square is F R I C T I O N . which are 32 degrees 23 minutes apart. but it is consider ably less powerful. One i> f them is the Sun-Moon. The keywords for the opposition are C O O P E R A T I O N or AWARENESS. In figure 1 there is an example of an opposition. Once in a great while in a horoscope chart you will see four planets. A fairly weak aspect. that was not a big problem for me—although it was one that I did face. and it is extremely powerful. Jupiter square Neptune. It gives a great many obstacles in the person's life. Venus square Neptune. Mars square Jupiter. OPPOSITION This is a major aspect where two planets are 180 de grees apart. The keyword for the semi-sextile is C O O P E R A TIVE. Many adjustments have to be made in order to make best use of the energies created by oppositions. This is a. One of them is Venus-Sun. This is called a Grand Square. It takes a tremen dous amount of work and fortitude to overcome the diffi culties presented by a grand square. you have the opportunity to gain greater awareness of self and of others. This is an extremely strong square. but not as much as is the square. Those who learn to flow with the energy and redirect it into a positive di rection will become outstanding individuals. plus or minus 3 degrees (27 to 33 degrees apart). Through the confrontations caused by oppositions. Each square and the oppositions are interpreted just the same as though they were single. The semi-square is much like the square. My Mercury at 20GE42 in the 10th house is in opposition to my Saturn at 26SA25 in the 4th house. . Opposition creates pushing and pulling in ones life. Venus square Mars. The sextile is much like the sextile. SEMI-SQUARE This is a minor aspect where two planets are 45 de grees apart. plus or minus 8 degrees (172 to 188 degrees). It is a minor frustrating aspect. Many people are de feated or held back by this configuration.difficult aspect. a strong semi-square aspect. but the grand square configu ration increases the power many times.901 Astrology for Beginners The Aspects 191 being an exact square to my Uranus at 11AR19 in the 8th house. Basically it tells me that I need to learn to dis cipline my mind. The opposition indicates areas where there is need to balance opposing forces or circumstances to find a happy medium. Some other squares in figure 1 are: Uranus square Pluto. which are 34 seconds from being ex act. but it is connlderably less powerful. Venus square as cendant. There are a number of semi-sextiles in figure 1. SEMI-SEXTILE This is a minor aspect where two planets are 30 de grees apart. Since it is not a strong aspect in my chart. There are no other oppositions in my chart. There are several semi-squares in figure 1. and only by learning to cooperate can this be resolved sat isfactorily. There is always a certain amount of difficulty in doing this.
which can lead to maturity and increased self-confidence (growth). The keyword for the inconjunct is G R O W T H . hence my home life. There is only one inconjunct in figure 1. The keyword for the sesqui-square is AGITA TION. and I felt its influence for a number of years until I learned how to apportion my time and energies satisfactorily between my home life and my work life. ' If the ascendant is involved. and that is between Uranus and the ascendant. Venus represents my wife. which are 1 degree 14 seconds from being exact. it can indicate health prob lems. This aspect indicates problems you need to learn to adapt to or work around. Once I found the right bal ance and attitude. Saturn represents my work life (Saturn rules work. I N C O N J U N C T or Q U I N C U N X This is a minor aspect where two planets are 150 de grees apart. It introduces minor obstacles that are an agitation more than a serious problem. and Saturn. There is only one sesqui-square in figure 1. This is a very strong inconjunct. This aspect can be harsh or easy. which rules the work life is placed m my 4th house (rules the domestic scene). and that is between Venus and Saturn.921 Astrology for Beginners The Aspects / 93 SESQUI-SQUARE This is a minor aspect where two planets are 135 de grees apart. depending on the specific planets involved. Every thing ties together. these were the areas I needed to adapt my behavior to in order to solve conflicting problems . This is just a moderately strong aspect. In addition. and is also the natural ruler of the 10th house). This is probably the most important of the minor as pects. plus or minus 3 degrees (132 to 138 degrees apart). Venus is placed in the 10th house of my public work life. plus or minus 3 degrees (147 to 153 degrees apart). the inconjunct was no longer apparent. and is probably one worth watching in natal charts. which are only 25 seconds from being exact. In this inconjunct.
95 . the twelve houses of a natal chart depict the entire life of the person in every respect. Therefore. In this book. work. What I will list for each house are those principal Items that concern most people most of the time. and it is the kind of thing that will not be discussed here. You are Interested in your health. and most of the items would not be of any great interest anyway. travels. children. I will not even come close to delineating nil of the factors ruled by each house. love. Planets placed in these houses have a greater scope of action than planets placed in other houses. KINDS OF HOUSES Angular: These are the 1st. 4th. and this is what I shall restrict my discussion to. For example.7 The Houses Every possible aspect of a person's life is ruled by one of the houses. The list would be unreasonably long. who really cares to find out about the long journeys of their sister-in-law? This is one of the many things that falls under the 5th house rulership. etc. and 10th houses. 7th.
and 10th houses. the 7th house describes relationships with partners (marriage and business). The person will probably complete a major part of any undertaking. and 11th houses. Houses of Endings: These are the 4th. and 11 th houses. 1st: Personal character 4th: Latter part of life 7th: Fortune of marriage 10th: Public recognition If you look at figure 1. fixity of purpose. 6th. The 4th house pictures the end of life or the end of a matter. there is usually very little. The 6th house depicts the facility to work or the occupation. motivating power. 8th. Figure 1 shows that I do not have any planets in ca dent (CAD) houses. 5th. Houses of Substances: These are the 2nd. The 12th house pictures the subconscious. enthusiasm. if any. Planets placed in these houses generally express very little activ ity. and four in the 10th.961 Astrology for Beginners The Houses / 97 When the majority of planets in a person's natal chart are in angular houses. and what is brought into this life. 5th children. but someone else will get the credit. These de scribe the person's relationship in the community as fol lows: The 3rd house describes relationships with relatives and neighbors. Planets placed in these houses tend to give stability. It shows seven planets in angular (ANG) houses. The 10th house depicts the employer or profession. willpower. reputation. The Hth house pictures death and regeneration. The 1st is self. They tend toward thought. you will see a portion of the chart at the bottom labeled HOUSES. religious conviction. 6th. the 11th house de scribes relationships with friends and organiza tions. but no great activity. communication of ideas. Houses of Relationships: These are the 3rd. 9th philosophy of living. one in the 4th. public recognition. These houses are the water triplicity. two in the 1st. When the majority of planets in a person's natal chart arc in succedent nouses. Succedent: These are the 2nd. it indicates the person may be stubborn and uncompromising. 9th. 8th. These houses are the fire triplicity. and 12th houses. 7th. These are houses of dynamic energy. . The 2nd house depicts the accumulation of money and movable possessions. and honors. HOUSES OF FUNCTION Houses of Life: These are the 1st. The overwhelming majority of planets in my chart are in angular houses. and 12th houses. These houses are the air triplicity. When the majority of planets in a person's natal chart arc in cadent houses. Figure 1 shows I have three planets in succedent (SUC) houses: one in the 8th and two in the 11th. 5th. and the ability to get along with people. ' Cadent: These are the 3rd. and 9th houses. karma. These houses are the rarth triplicity. it indicates a prominent position in the world.
2. Self-awareness. finances. reporters. sec retaries. Your brothers. Borrowing and lending. A Few Occupations: Soldiers. Self-earned or self-acquired money and posses sions. 6. Your physical body and its appearance. strength. how others see you. 6. how your mind functions. wrists. lungs. investors. en ergy. 7. fingers. Your personal affairs (not sexual affairs). THIRD HOUSE Persons in the Third House: Brothers. How you receive and give. hands. all per sons who deal with money. etc. bankers. including stature. The arms. pioneers. securities. grace and poise (or awkwardness). 5. Matters of the Third House: Communications. everything concerning your physical body. 2. personal freedom. teachers. Financial gains. Your nervous energy. 4. auctioneers. Penalties and fines. the present. Self-preservation. SECOND HOUSE Persons in the Second House: Bankers. I'OURTH H O U S E Persons in the Fourth House: Parent. etc. 2. 8. physical desires. Your mentality. acquisitions. holdings. patron. Matters of the Fourth House: House and home. 5. end of life. That is. abnormalities (if any). salespersons. and base of skull. end of a matter. attractiveness. sisters. thyroid gland and nervous system. neighbors. the self. 8. A Few Occupations: Writers. 6. The head and face. 3. Key First House Rulerships: 1. In short. 4. Your private life. constitution. The neck. Matters of the First House: The beginning. coordination. complexion. do mestic affairs. early environment. explorers. Matters of the Second House: Money. 7. Your personality. Your will power. self-interest.981 Astrology for Beginners The Houses / 99 THE TWELVE HOUSES FIRST HOUSE Persons in the First House: You. land. ra dio announcers. Key Second House Rulerships: 1. Your money. sisters. Your personal environment. throat. accountants. short trips. 5. provider. speakers. Your attitude and outlook on life. 9. 3. and neighbors. shoulders. 4. Transportation. . the conscious mind. movable goods. The impression you make on others. your body. Key Third House Rulerships: 1. movable possessions. A Few Occupations: Stockbrokers. 3.
2. nutritionists. enemies. Hobbies. Relaxation and entertainment. 10. etc. 7. 4. professional entertainers in general.100 / Astrology for Beginners The Houses /101 Key Fourth House Rulerships: 1. Gambling and speculation. Clothing. 3. doctors. A Few Occupations: Cooks and chefs. Your love affairs (not sexual affairs). The service you are capable of giving. Key Sixth House Rulerships: 1. 11. 2. The intestines. Diet. Labor and work in general. 6. 12. 8. digestive system. Matters of the Sixth House: Illness. property. butlers and maids. talent. A Few Occupations: Actors and actresses. FIFTH HOUSE Persons in the Fifth House: Child. Matters of the Fifth House: Love affairs. 4. children. 8. The manner in which you perform your obliga tions. 6. Your home. Disagreeable duties and work. entertainment. 9. artists. Key Fifth House Rulerships: 1. A Few Occupations: Physicians. service. Love of animals. Parent of your opposite sex. immovable possessions. 7. 3. The end of your life. 9. labor. 9. 13. breasts. mines. professional athletes. Games of all sorts. lover. Your base of operations. landlords. nurses. Creative urges. health practitio ners and those in the health care field in general. 6. gambling. Ego to leave something of yourself behind when you die. 2. Land. the end of a love affair or the end of a job). . speculation. Circumstances in your later life. Your grave (final resting place). SIXTH HOUSE Persons in the Sixth House: Workers. 5. nurses. The stomach. Small animals. 14. 7. Your suseptibility to illness. 10. Your sense of security. The end of matters (for example. 11. Theaters and other places of entertainment. partners. 4. entertainer. sports. . domestic environment. Conditions under which you work. employment. ribs. 12. 3. subordinates. gambler. the pub lic. Sports. The heart. SHVENTH H O U S E Persons in the Seventh House: Spouse. 8. 5. 10. miners. Your employees. 5. Education. both domestic and wild. Tools used for performing work. Your children. Your general state of health.
life insurance. 5. 3. and the legal system. A Few Occupations: Butchers. Key Eighth House Rulerships: 1. buttocks. A Few Occupations: Judges. wills. A Few Occupations: Lawyers. sur gery. 5. Key Seventh House Rulerships: 1. detectives. philosophy. 5. morticians. 4. urethra 2. Large animals. Marriage and partnership. referees and umpires. honors. part nerships. persons deal ing with the dead and affairs of the dead. pathologists. Higher education. Key Ninth House Rulerships: 1. EIGHTH HOUSE Persons in the Eighth House: Investigators. Your awareness of others. manner of death. Sex drive. beliefs and spiritual leanings. Long trips and travel to foreign countries. religion. law.202 / Astrology for Beginners Tlte Houses 1103 Matters of the Seventh House: Marriage. Key Tenth House Rulerships: . 10. 7. 10. any occupation connected with death. 8. diplomats. inheri tance. bladder. 9. Matter of the Ninth House: Long journeys. Religion and related activities. bookbinders. printers. presi dent. Matters of the Tenth House: Career. clergy. 7. Morgues. Other people's money. the public. Cause of your death. 9. 3. 11. publishers. executioners. 9. Higher thoughts. divorce. higher education. printing and publishing. 8. Surgery and autopsies. reputation. TIJNTH HOUSE Persons in the Tenth House: Employer. regeneration. 6. Your social drive. Some occult experiences. foreign affairs and matters. Sex organs. Whether you will profit or lose through another's death. activity. Places far away from your birthplace. rectum. publishers. Affairs of the dead in general (for example. 2. 4. 3. law. diplomats. groin. both domestic and wild. Veneral diseases. clergy. The courts. head person (the one in charge). expanding consciousness. thighs. Slaughter houses. Some psychic experiences. the sciatic nerve. 7. Church. NINTH HOUSE Persons in the Ninth House: Strangers. Sexual perverseness. 11. Describes your spouse. courts. Kidneys. 4. 6. Your public or open enemies. 2. Your philosophy. Success or failures in marriage and partnerships. Your dealings with others in general. 8. funerals). Hips. parent. Matters of the Eighth House: Other people's money. 6.
13. losses. bad habits. Your authority. 12. Idealism. 8. friends. Limitations. 15. Work or activity behind the scenes. 8. 3. 6. kings). Things you must work out for yourself. 3. 5. 2. pain. The feet and toes. Your standing in the community. TWELFTH HOUSE Persons in the Twelfth House: Widows. social contacts. Prisons. restrictions of all sorts. 2. Fierce animals that could cause you harm. Your reputation in money matters and as a winner. 9. subversion. Your hopes and wishes. A Few Occupations: Any humanitarian work. Your likes and dislikes. directors. 13. advisors. Persons in power (presidents. trouble. Business. Secret enemies. How the public views you. . Matters of the Eleventh House: Hopes. Your most difficult tasks and hardest battles. orphans. secret enemies. 12. knees. especially those of a hu manitarian nature. Your friends. achievements. Your ambition. any honors or recognition you gain. 9. How you interact with masses of people. groups. 7. 7. 4. subconscious. promotions. Your ability to overcome obstacles. The joints. 3. 9. 10. Misfortune. the public at large. 11. phlegm and mucus. Secrets. 2. 5. 10. escapism. etc. A Few Occupations: Politicians. Confinements in institutions. Matters of the Twelfth House: Institutions.1041 Astrology for Beginners The Houses 1105 1. sorrow. 6. business. Any sort of organization to which you belong. 10. 4. Self-undoing. The ankles and calves. Your reputation. any position of leadership or power. or means of earning a living. 5. 8. Crime. teeth. thieves. business leaders. A Few Occupations: Wardens. prison guards. 11. downfall. skeletal structure. organizations. Key Eleventh House Rulerships: 1. 4. 7. aspirations. Your parent of the same sex. spies. vocation. Rewards of karma. Your public life (this is the most public house). Key Twelfth House Rulerships: 1. Your true profession. Clubs and organizations. The hidden side of your life. 6. 14. Hospitals. ELEVENTH HOUSE Persons in the Eleventh House: Friends. officials. restraints. self-undoing. wishes. manag ers. Your goals.
PART II ERECTING A NATAL CHART .
You can evaluate each. by "eyeballing. which I am including now because it shows an im portant feature that I have deliberately not mentioned belore. or ones.8 The Modern Way By Computer There are three ways to compile a natal chart: by computer. my wife's. Figure 4 illustrates a natal chart with intercepted nlgns. we have discussed charts that have a different zodiac sign on each house cusp. and choose the one. By now you know what a computer generated natal chart looks like because you have referred to figure 1 doz ens of times up to this point in the book. each with a different zodiac sign ruling it. by hand calculated math. you prefer. I have used all three extensively. That is." which will be discussed in chapter 9. Until now. A chart with intercepted signs has some duplicated 109 . twelve houses. which will be discussed in chapter 10. and I prefer the computer generated charts by far over the other two. Figure 4 is another computer generated chart. which will be discussed in this chapter. Each method has its advantages and disadvan tages.
In this chart then. the 6th house. The 12th house on the opposite side of the chart also has 41 degrees in it because Aries is completely contained (intercepted) in the 12th house. really. or is intercepted by. notice that it has Virgo. You interpret them just the same an any other chart. Intercepted signs are fairly common. But you need lo be aware of what they are. What happened to Libra which comes between Virgo and Scorpio? Libra falls completely within. Look at the 3rd house. having approximately 41 degrees in it. Follow the house cusps around. So what is the big deal about charts with intercepted tlgns? Not much. When you get to the ftth house. Sometimes you will hear the term "caplured signs. Going counterclockwise. and I'll explain.220 / Astrology for Beginners Die Modern Way—By Computer I 111 CHART PHEPARIUIW WIIUAMW MtWIII 18 = 26 V X 02 Ç \ W / 25 Figure 4 Natal Chart with Intercepted Signs. it has Taurus on the 1st house cusp." which means the same thing as intercepted nlgns. the 2nd and 3rd houses are each ruled by Gemini. Look at the Ascen dant (ASC). look at the cusp of the sec ond house. all the same rules apply. signs on house cusps and has other signs that do not ap pear on any house cusp. Look at figure 4. otherwise you would think there was an error when you cast a chart with intercepted nlgns. The 6th house is a really big house in this chart. and Libra and Aries are intercepted by the 6th and 12 houses respectively. The signs that do not appear on any house cusp are contained completely within some house—they are "intercepted" in that house. it also has Gemini on it. it has Scorpio. but when you proceed to the 7th. This is what is meant by a natal chart with inter cepted signs. the 8th and 9th houses are each ruled by Sagittarius. It has Gemini on it. and occur mostly in charts for extreme northern or southern loca- .
Not only do you get a very accurate chart wheel. you can generate other kinds of tables and charts such as is shown in figures 5 and 6.1121 Astrology for Beginners The Modern Way—By Computer /123 tions. country). . and be sure to indicate am or pm. The advantages then of a computer generated chart are: 1. Place of birth (town. « Q P P » ! 6 9 2 3 ' 6 8 4 1 ! 2 7 0 3 ' 32 •' ! ' ! I ' 3 24A! ' ' '< H 1 G E 0 6 ! 19GE IB' 0 8 G E 3 6 ! ~ V E — ! «S0R« ! 9 20! «INC«' ISS0»! »S0R»' 31 14' B ' ' 1 3 33A! ! 23S! 1 2 3 ' I 33A' ! I » C N 3 4 ' 0 6 L E 0 3 ! 2 3 C N 2 4 ' 1 3 C N 1 B ' — M A — ! « S 0 R « ' « T R 1 » M 3 S 4 7 ' « C J N l ' « S S 0 » ' 101 • ' 1 ! ! 4 43A! 4 0 0 S ! ' 4 3 3 ' 2 -9A' • > > G E 1 7 ! 2 3 G E 2 8 ' 1 2 G E 4 7 ! 0 O G E 4 I ! 1 7 C N 2 B ! . 1' I ! 4! 2! A«rtCTS llllfLANET! > DAILY li* I NAME ! R! MOTION «IH09GE42! ! 11III2CN03! I ml20GE42! ! 'VM26TA31! • IHIOOV106! ! 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' J J 4 6 S ' 2 19A' 3 40A • I5GE12!01CN23!--ME--' 2 4 1 2 ! 6 9 2 4 ! 1 3 31'. ASPECTS 3 6 0 MIDPOINTS FDR HEWITT.?LE23! ! KM7CN43! ! ««H IBTA30!R! >« I J 0 T A 3 9 ! ! ««'J7LE33' ! 01 37 01 39 33 12 04 00 01 01 00 00 00 23! 2! 12! 3 ! 1 0 ! 1! 12! 7 ! 36! 6! 33! 4! 13! 3! 36! 3! 3 8 ! 6! ! 3*! 00' ! 0 0 ! 3! 6! 00 ASPECT ARC 00' 00' 00' 00' 00' 00' 00' 00' -! 0R8 00' 00" 00' 00' 00' 00' 00' 00' 7!CJN! 1 I O P P ! 180 3 ! T R I • 120 7!SQR! 90 3I9XT! 60 6! B S C 43 1 ! S E S ! 133 1 ! I N C ! 130 I !COPYRIGHT ( C ) 1982 MATRIX S O F T W A R E !01-27LE33! . 3. ' MC-- 4 3 ' 3 1 0 6 ! 2 9 4 4 ! » C J N » ! 9 9 0 7 ! 13 3 2 ! M 4 3 3 ! 3 9 3 9 ' 9 8 2 3 ' • S X T « ' • C J N t • ' ' • ' = 32A! ! . Get a great deal of additional information for free. Month. Notice my chart in figure 1 is for Toledo. Even though I am discussing this in the chapter about computer generated charts. ' 2 29S! '"'UR20! 1 6 G E 3 2 ' 0 3 G E 3 0 ! 2 3 T A 4 3 ! 1 0 C N 3 2 ! 2 7 T A 3 3 ! 0 8 P I Î 2 ! 0 1 T A 0 9 • 10CN11 ! 19GE''"'' 1 9 T A 4 4 I IU "' f> 3 1 ! « S S Q « ! 6 6 3 1 ! » S 0 R « ! » C J N « ! 8 2 4 2 ! « T R 1 « ! « S E S » ! I C J N » ' 3 9 4 9 ' 9 9 0 4 ! • ! 1 03B! 2 33A! ' 1 2 B S ! 1 14S! 1 30A' ' i I IM. 4. which will not be discussed in this book because it is more ad vanced astrology.WILLIAM (GEOCENTRICI 1 MO ' SU ' ME ! VE W>E'2^2CN03^20Ge42'26TA3l --M0— ! 3 2 2 3 ' . With regard to accurate—the computer is accurate provided you put accurate birth information into the com puter in the first place. and the one for my wife in figure 4 is considerably further south. Also with the computer. . The time zone and any time changes due to day light savings time. A glance at figure 4 shows all of the information given clearly. Fast to generate.NSa ( 0 4 L E 4 9 ! 2 4 C N 0 0 ! 1 2 C N 0 2 ! 2 B L E 3 0 ' 1 6 C N 1 2 ! 2 6 L 1 4 9 ! 1 9 G E 2 6 ! 2 B L E 2 8 ' 0 7 L E 3 9 • 0 8 C N 0 2 ! "O ' SU ! ME ! VE ! MA ! JU ! BA ' UR ' NE ' PL i NO ( • • « « « 4 2 ! 1 2 C N 0 3 ! 2 0 G E 4 2 ! 2 6 T A 3 1 ! 0 0 V 1 0 6 ! 0 4 G E 3 1 ! 2 6 S A 0 6 ! 11 AR 19! 2 9 L E 2 3 ! 1 7 C N 4 3 ! I 8 T A 3 0 ! MkAAT D A T A . PER PLANET W I L L I AM ASPECT !NA • ! ME (HEWITT. The facts you need to obtain an accurate chart are: 1. day. etc. state. Exact time of birth. and year of birth. Figure 5 shows all the aspects and the degrees of sepa ration. Figure 6 shows harmonic patterning. This just happened to be the point where I decided to discuss the matter. war time. New Or leans. . Extremely accurate. j M s .J U ~ ! 1 3 8 4 3 ! 5 3 3 2 ! » S 0 R « ! » S S 0 « ' 16 1 1 12 01 . 23GE33 —-SU--! ! ! ! ! ! MA ' JU ! SA ! UR ' NE PL ' NO ! O0VIO6 ! 04GES1 ! 26BA06 ! 11AR19 • 2 9 L E 2 3 ! l 7 C N 4 s i 1STA30 12 i 33' ( 11 0 0 1 1 3 1 1 ! 0 0 2 4 ! I C J N I U 6 3 3 6 ! • 9 X T « r 7 ? ™ * ~ 3 o " o 3 ' 21 ! ! ! * SIS.„„. i 36' i tBMLH! /•»f 21 ! i ' • ' ' • ' ! ! 3 2BS' 2 06B' ' 11P1 1 8 * 2 S L 1 0 6 ! 1 3 P 1 2 9 ! — S A — ! 1 0 3 1 3 ' « T R I « ' I 3 B 2 1 ' 142 24' ' • ! • ' . this information is valid for hand calculated charts also. 3.'02-23V124' I03-23LI20! !04-20SC39! !03-OOCP02! (06-29CP31 !07-27A033! !08-23P124! !09-23AR20! 10-20TA39! •11-00CN02! M2-29CN31! Figure 5 C o m p u t e r g e n e r a t e d c h a r t indicating aspects and degrees of separation.WILLIAM ANALYSIS ! ' HOUSES PLANETS P E R HOUSE ! 2! 0! 0! 1( 0! 0! 0! . although they can occur anywhere. 2. Now back to computer generated charts. Ohio. 2. .S C O P E F O R HEW I T T .
valuable informa tion. Figure 7 is one page from a computer Interpreted chart just to give you an idea of what they are like. and a few other things.114/ Astrology for Beginners PATTERNS HON FOR HEWITT. you can still obtain a reasonably accurate natal chart. It is quite complex.lower computer. but not a substitute for a knowledgeable astrologer analyzing the chart.WILLIAM SUN (GEOCENTRIC) MER The Modern Way—By Computer /115 URA 0 6 0 IMONIJUP ! ! I 1QUN !PLU I NOO URA 0 6 0 0 9 0 \ ! 0 0 ISO SAT VEN » 0 2 JUP VEN 0 9 0 — 0 ! 0 9 0 MAR NEP IMARINEP I 120 SAT J U P 04 URA 0 6 0 \ J U P MON 0 ! 0 9 0 MAR NEP NEP !04 NEP MAR 120 I BAT 0 190 MER 060 MON J U P IURA0 N E P — MAR J U P VEN 0 9 0 I — 0 t\ \ 120 SAT 0 9 0 SUN P L U P L U ! 0 5 MC + — — 102 NOO 060 I P L U (SUN URA 0 9 0 MER 0 6 0 MC VEN ! ! 0 6 0 P L U / 0 ABC MAR NEP V E N 0 9 0 \ ! \! 0 \ 120 BAT ! Figure 6 Computer Generated Chart: Harmonic Patterning. A solar chart will not be as complete or accurate as one cast with the exact birth time. it takes me several hours. In a few moments I will tell you about a chart inter pretation I would not have tackled without a computer because of the enormity of the job. compensating for the curvature of the earth. which is zero longitude. With a computer. The computer does have disadvantages. These interpretations are pretty good. By hand. which is another complex process. the computer must convert that to the time and place where the birth takes place. this whole process for one natal chart takes approximately ten minutes. you always use a Hrlh time of 6 am. The ephemeris contains planet placements at Green wich. The computer also figures out the house cusps by nlgn and degree. Therefore. This provides a "solar" natal chart. The computer saves a tremendous amount of time. On my computer. The computer will then do the rest of the calcula tions. The computer has a built in cphemeris and formu las for converting time from the ephemeris. it is also possible to have additional astrology programs that will print out a 10 -12 page inter pretation of the chart. which still can furnish a lot of accurate. (. If you don't know the exact time of birth. Many people do not know their birth time. 1. the astrology software is quite expensive. I have an older. England. Expensive if you plan to purchase the computer and software. In these cases. . Newer computers would whip it out faster. Even if you already have a computer.
The only restriction was that the physician would operate only between 7 am and 10 am. The asking price for these items was nearly $3000. Of course. and within 3 hours on any one of those days. The software costs approximately $900 more for two programs: one to create charts. Don't wait that long! Later in this book. Monday through I Viday. The rea son is that you shouldn't spend money on the computer and software until you are sure you have a sufficient sus tained interest in astrology to warrant the expense. however. Their physician told them the baby could be born anytime they wished within a certain two week period he designated. eyeballing them. and you will see it). Purchasing the charts. The prices on the hardware and software have come down since then. Local retailers usually can fur nish same day or next day service. I had to work fast because I only had a couple days to i tune up with the best birth time. is inexpensive. . was an inexpensive one at the time (1983) costing approximately $1500 for all the hard ware I needed (computer. weigh everything carefully and decide what is best for you. Finally I had the absolute best time: 8:05 am the fol lowing Tuesday. two disk drives. First I generated a chart for 8:30 am (the mid-point) of each day and studied those charts. generating . 4. This ei labled me to eliminate about half the days right away be muse of harsh aspects. full moon period. 2. After reading this book.ens of charts. Shortly after I purchased my computer and astrology programs I was asked by a man and his wife (previous as trology clients of mine) to help them decide the best time for their new baby to be born.216/ Astrology for Beginners The Modern Way—By Computer /117 My computer. narrowing the time down. I promised to tell you about a natal chart that I would not have tackled if I had not had a computer. I asked the parents exactly what they wanted in a child. then you must wait.) I created hundreds of charts by hand calculation for about 11 years before I purchased the computer. a dot matrix printer. The baby was definitely going to be born by Caesarean section because of the mother's physical condition. 2. This narrowed the potential birth times to 10 cal endar days. and they went with the 8:05 on Tuesday choice. For beginners. If you live in or near a city that has a metaphysical bookstore you may discover that the bookstore has the equipment and sells natal charts. By mail. or weak aspects. I will give you information on where you can order natal charts by mail at a reasonable price. Here are the facts: 1. but I drive a hard bargin (I learned from my w i f e look at her chart. video monitor. making more elimina tions. and a daisy wheel letter quality printer. I recommend that you purchase natal charts even though you have to wait to get them. you can wait many days or weeks. (Sec the last page of the book for a special free natal chart offer. If you purchase the charts by mail or at a local re tailer.hi/. new. but it still is expensive. The physician agreed to make the incision at whatever time they wished in order to get the birthtime they wanted. and I used that as my criteria during the ensuing investigation. I also had some pretty good optional times. 3. and one to print out inter pretations. I am quite good at eyehailing chartsand could see the trends and changes. Then I zeroed in on the remaining days. I dis¬ > iiNsed all options with the parents.
YOU HAVE D E S I R E S ABOUT HOME. B U S I N E S S C O N T A C T S MAY TURN INTO L O V E . B O C I A L A C T I V I T I E S ANO THE L U X U R I E S OR GOOD T H I N G S I N L I F E O F T E N COME YOUR WAY. They said he was a perfect child Then they asked me to do it again for their second child who was going to be born within the next couple weeks.A B I T TOO MUCH S O AT T I M E S . ART A P P E A L S TO YOU BUT MAY NOT DE V E R Y ENDURING. I N T E R I O R D E C O R A T ING. YOU CAN B E V E R Y D I P L O M A T I C . VE-SOR-MA YOU COULO B E KNOWN FOR YOUR LOOKS. VEN-TAU K E Y A C T I V I T Y B E A U T Y . VE-SOR-AS YOU MAY I O E A L I Z E SOMEONE OR SOMETHING ONLY TO F I N D THAT C I R C U M S T A N C E S S E E M T O DENY G R A T I F I C A T I O N . SU-SSO-VE Hi YOUR P E R S O N A L I T Y I S L O V I N G . YOU MAY DO W E L L I N M O D E L L I N G . THIS A L S O A P P L I E S TO ANY IMPORTANT WOMAN OR S U P E R I O R I N YOUR L I F E . SMALL ANO E X P E N S I V E T H I N G S . S A C R I F I C I A L FOR L O V E OR ART BUT YOUR A I M S S E E M E V E R OUT O F REACH.1181 Astrology for Beginners The Modem Way—By Computer 1119 The result: Their son was bom exactly at 8:05 am. V E .M I IN ONE P A R T I C U L A R AREA O F YOUR L I F E YOU COULD 0 E S E L F . ROMANT I C . CHANGES. VE-SQR-NE a YOU COULD B E V E R Y P U R P O S E F U L I N P U R S U I N G WHO OR WHAT YOU HANT. S P O I L I N G L O V E D ONES OR Y O U R S E L F I B FUN BUT A V O I D E X C E S S I V E V A N I T Y OR B E I N G EXTRAVAGANT WITH L O V E D ONES. I talked again with them several years later. P R E T T Y T H I N G S . F A M I L Y WHICH ARE HARD TO S A T I S F Y .I N D U L G E N T . KEEP A REALI S T I C V I E W O F WHAT I S P O S S I B L E . Astrology is exciting. ART MAY B E YOUR C A R E E R OR B U S I N E S S OR ONE WHO I S IMPORTANT I N YOUR L I F E HAS SUCH I N T E R E S T S . Without the computer. S H E E T ANO A F F E C T I O N A T E . VE-K'TH-HSE C H A P T E R H I G H L I G H T S MANY H E C T I C S O C I A L . . T H E S E E N E R G I E S ARE E X C E L L E N T A P P L I E D TO C R E A T I V I T Y . THE A R T S . This was an exciting experience for me. YOU S T I CI* THROUGH T H I C K AND T H I N . and they con firmed that he was exactly like I said he would be based on the astrology analysis. P O P U L A R I T Y THROUGH LOOKS OR P E R SUASIVENESS. S E L L I N G OR P U B L I C E N T E R T A I N I N G . VE-SSO-UR YOU MAY G E T C R A V I N G S FOR COMFORT. YOU'RE S E N T I M E N T A L . YOU MEET THE P U B L I C W I T H S O C I A L CHARM AND WIN A T T E N T I O N . m i niiliililiiiiiiiliiMMl luiiiilililiumiiilliliiiiliiiiKi t CHAPTER IV AFFECTIONS • SOCIABILITY • PLEASURES • BEAUTY I I I I M I I I I I l l l l l l I t l l U I I I I I I I M I I I I I I l l C t l U l t l l l K l l l K l l l l l l l l l l K E Y O U A L I T Y YOU COUNT YOUR L O V E D ONES AS YOUR OWN P O S S E S S I O N S .. UNCONVENTIONAL L O V E . L O V I N G N E S S ANO/OR A R T I S T I C A T T A I N M E N T S ARE T H I N G S YOU S T R I V E FOR. F L I R T A T I O N S CAN D I S T U R B YOUR INNER T R A N Q U I L I T Y .C J N . P R O P E R T Y . L O V E OR A R T I S T I C E X P E R I E N C E S COULD COME I N AND OUT O F YOUR L I F E WITH G R E A T R A P I D I T Y . . VE-CJN-JU M Figure 7 Computer Generated Interpretation. I certainly felt that I had helped create that baby—an awesome yet humbling feeling. ONCE COMM I T T E D TO L O V I N G SOMEONE OR SOMETHING. A R T I S T I C A B I L I T Y OR P U B L I C SOCIAL EVENTS. S P O I L LOVED ONES OR HAVE AND S O C I A L BACKGROUND FROM A MAN YOU L O V E L I F E OR SWEETB AND HAVE TO A P P E A S E l AT T I M E S VERY D I F F E R E N T T A S T E S OR ARE FOND OF. Y E T O B S T A C L E S A R I S E AND THE HARDER YOU T R Y THE MORE F R U S T R A T E D YOU MAY F E E L . E X C I T H E N T . YOU L O V E GOOD FOOD. S O C I A L F E E L I N G S O F D 1 S A T I S F A C T 1 0 N WHICH ARE HARD YOU MAY B E V A I N . A L O V E D ONE S E E M S HARD TO P L E A S E . YOU E X P R E S S L O V E BV B E I N G A F F E C T I O N A T E AND B Y G I V I N G G I F T S . D E S I G N I N G . I would not have been able to do the hundreds of calculations and compile the dozens of charts in sufficient time.
To nliow you how eyeballing works. we will use the ephemeris page in figure 3. As a refresher the date of birth is July 4. educated guess method of creat ing an approximation of a natal chart. the place of birth U not important. For eyeballing. We will use the same birth in formation that was used in the computerized chart in fig ure 1 so you can compare the results. This is as 121 . It is not as accurate as a calculated chart either by computer or by hand calcu lation.1929 and the I line of birth is 9 am EST.9 The Fast Way— By "Eyebailing" Eyeballing is a fast. EYEBALLING THE PLANETS You need an ephemeris to eyeball the planets. First write down the location of the planets for July 4. The disadvantages are that an eyeballed chart lacks completeness and precise accuracy. The advantage of eyeballing is that it is quick and does not require an expensive computer or a lot of refer ence books like the hand calculation method does. I °29 as shown on the ephemeris page in figure 3.
You notice that Mars changed to Virgo on July 5. you can see that the Moon moved 14 degrees from July 4 to July 5. For eyeballing. This is what you will use for your eyeballed position of the Moon. Since the birth time is 9:00 am. If any of them changed their sign the following day. Next. This is what you will use for your eyeballed position of Mars. we are just approximating. Neptune. and add it to the position of the Moon at the beginning of July 4. Uranus. Looking at the ephemeris. which you will add to the Mars July 4 position. and Pluto (these are the heavy planets) move so slowly that there is very little change from one day to the next. So for the Moon (always) and for Mars in this specific chart. Mars moved approximately 36 seconds from July 4 to July 5. The north node doesn't change much from day to day either.1 get this by dividing the 24 hours of tho day by 9. we need to interpolate. So for eyeballing purposes. of course. England. you will take the reading directly from the ephemeris for the heavy planets and the north node. so for aspects we i i»n regard eyeballing as being accurate. which is roughly one-third. So take one-third of 14. 29LE45 + 12 minutes = 29LE57. Keep in mind that the positions shown for each day are at midnight (the beginning of the day) in Greenwich. None of the others changed their sign. July 5. we just assume it is midnight at whatever location the birth took place. that is approximately one-third of the way from the beginning of July 4 to the be ginning of July 5. make a note of it because in a few moments we will need to do some inter polation. Hence. Node Moon Mercury Venus Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto The eyeballing is very close to calculated accuracy in nil cases is it not? All the major aspects between the planrtfi are the same as the calculated aspects. in troduces inaccuracy. so you will use their July 4 locations for your eyeballing—except for the Moon because it moves very fast. but after all we are just eyeballing. Hence. Remember. 35 minutes 35 minutes 9 minutes 7 minutes 1 minute 1 minute 1 minute 1 minute Sun N. One third of 36 is 12. You can ob serve this by scanning down the ephemeris page. First you know that the planets Jupiter. Saturn. This. 01GE04 + 5 degrees = 06GE04. you look at the placements for the remaining five fast planets for the following day. for now just write down Mars 00VI21. Now do the same for Mars as you did for the Moon. which is approximately 5. Here is a comparison of your eyeballed planet loca tions with the computer calculated planet locations: Eyeballed 11CN31 18TA31 06GE04 20GE07 25TA56 29LE57 04GE44 26SA07R 11AR18 29LE22 17CN44 Calculated 12CN05 18TA30 09GE42 20GE42 26TA31 00V1O6 04GE51 26SA06R 11AR19 29LE23 17CN45 Error 34 minutes 1 minute 3 degrees 38 min. The most serious deviations in the above chart are .122 / Astrology for Beginners The Fast Way—By "Eyeballing" / 1 2 3 follows: SunllCN31 Mercury 20GE07 Jupiter 04GE44 Neptune 29LE22 North Nodel8TA31 Venus 25TA56 Saturn 26SA07R Pluto 17CN44 Moon 01GE04 Mars29LE45 Uranus 11AR18 Now you make some decisions.
you will have a nearly complete understanding of self. Except when I am doing a chart for pay. this goes for your understanding of others also. but rising sign is the most promi nent modifier. latitude. If you understand your basic Sun sign char acteristics and your basic rising sign characteristics. Of course. Most importantly. The Sun sign establishes the total basic patterning for •1 person. or ascendant. which is still a pretty good guess. EYEBALLING THE RISING SIGN You have probably noticed that no two people with the same Sun sign are exactly alike. you learn a lot about people that way. which is charted for Greenwich. Now we need to eyeball the ascendant (rising sign) and then set up the houses and place the planets in the houses. Of course. and it is every bit as im portant in determining personal characteristics and traits as is the Sun sign. and you can expand on it by getting more detailed books from your library or bookstore. In fact. Blending Sun signs and rising signs is sort of a game. etc. So far we have eyeballcd the planet placements by sign and degree and aspect. you will underNtand why by blending their individual rising signs with their Cancer Sun sign. England. there are many other things besides rising sign that enter into the modifi cation of one's Sun sign. It is the most personal of all twelve houses. Everyone has a rising sign. 1 almost al ways just do eyeballing because I have learned to be quite accurate at it. And Mars actually was in Virgo in the calculated natal chart rather than in Leo. The 1st house has domain over the physical body. attitude. curvature of the earth. The reason Greenwich is chosen as the reference point is that Greenwich is located exactly at zero degrees longitude. The factors that must be compensated for to get an accurate chart are: longitude. There are about forty major personal factors under 1st house domain. If you have two friends who are Cancers and one is floppy while the other is a neat-freak. some people with a given Sun sign are very little like their Sun sign traits while others seem to be exactly like a textbook pic ture of their Sun signs. personal traits. It is a safe bet that you have a num< ber of characteristics that are completely unlike your own Sun sign. and you only need three things to play this game: 1. This would cause some in accuracy when interpreting Mars-in-sign. physical de sires.224 / Astrology for Beginners The Fast Way—By "Eyeballing" / 225 the Moon being 3 degrees off. . and you 11Mm a lot of astrology that way. and time zone changes. One of the major reasons for the differences is in one's rising sign. When you get more experi ence. Blending Sun signs and rising signs is fun. I use the computer and do it absolutely accurately. The rising sign modifies that patterning to form the uniqueness that is you. and that really is what natal astrology is all about. personality. This makes it easy then to calculate the differ ences at other longitudes in the world. you will be able to make a reasonably close eyeballing compensation for these factors also. Ohio in this case) from the ephemeris. You have already gotten this knowledge earlier in this I'ook. one's outlook on life. For pay. The inaccuracies are due to the differences between the location of the birth (Toledo. A basic knowledge of all twelve zodiac Sun signs. of course. and thus have an even more accurate guess than the one we have just fin ished compiling. The rising sign rules the 1st house in everyone's horoscope.
LI (Libra). look down the chart to his/her Sun sign.CO lO tN 1 1 n CO 60 e s SB BB £ E E g fi . ON in tN •o in E E E S £ E £ E E fi § ra ra I I 6B E C u a CuO cu EJ a. CuD. ask the mother. pi £ i ii a cU i « — i • as > — < col — ra P tN ON in tNl 6 r— co ml i— col T-H I—* T — 1 ON T-H| II fi §E £ § 6 E £ I d I I I il I I > to uDC u at s. o| u D. C O i n r. If the birth time cannot be deter mined. SC (Scorpio).e n tN i col I — I 1 1 (J W u| w 5 < cnl C u §i 5g| 2 u| o < EC] . The chart will not be accurate for one hundred percent of the people. u PJ i — i CO T—' 1 — ' ON n tN ONI 0 1 e s es 60 I 6 «3 a 5 E I I £ £ fi s i E S C U cu a a. To find a per son's rising sign. O CuCJ Ico uC ir* C *• ON T iraC 1 1 n i¬ >m N ii 1 E i| £raC im 3 i ^tn^ . but it is accurate for the majority of people born in the United States or in similar latitudes in other countries. The column in which the birth period occurs has the name of the correct rising sign at the top of the column. ON •o ml n I. that gives you a quick look-up method of determining a rising sign.226 / Astrology for Beginners 2. a complete horoscope chart must be done. Otherwise. C 1 C u A Cu( 1 n r-«l ON r3 < 1 1 l—« O" i—' 3 h m tN 0 n P «. You must know what the rising sign is. L E (Leo). To be absolutely certain of rising signs in one hun dred percent of the cases. C P (Capricorn). and PI (Pisces).SJ C u ra ra isC ro ra ro in I-" en C u ra cu SJ tN ONI C r—i [ x ON u oJco in n col ON >-< > n tN n r-' ON n in tN EE § I EE E I E g § G§ EE g •i i ra 3 § C u D cuaJ E u S IoJ u pJ C a. then read that line across to the proper birth period. The time range listed in the small squares is the time period for a birth.I N . Sun signs are listed down the chart. and not necessary for the average astrology buff who wants to en joy astrology without consulting a professional astrologer or casting an absolutely accurate chart. SA (Sagittarius). ro u . QuC . I use the conventional two-letter abbre viation for the zodiac signs: A R (Aries). rising signs across the top of the chart. C N (Cancer).1 CO i 1/ col l O \ •-< B E j S E E E\ £ E £ E gfi E B. A Q (Aquar ius). GH .D CuD 1 •— «r • tN ON -—'/ CO I T o\ — T1 1 in t> 1 t i CT" n ?i 1 1 tN o >in t> co in hi 1— a CJ EE e e e E E 6 E & E £E SE 6 S Jrac < 3 S E E £ CudJ a . 1 will show you a quick and easy way to determine the ris ing sign.tn ' i — 1 1 — < ON T—' C ra re K C s in t>.r< 1 —• C1 T—1 I ON y-> NO \|m ^ " co m M ON r Hi tN. T A (Taurus). Just a close guess will suffice for our purposes here. You must know the time of day the birth took place. c I fl CO « I S 1raiCC u ra L S n J O.tN C rH[ 3 E E 3 6 £ | S E 5 S 1 1 Cu| 1 cu t C o Mrat al § ! 3 1 ra ( i Cue1 u C v | >n t-» f O I f1 Cul1 r . Look down the left column E Ef 6 £3 § E E S il i s = J Ej i § S E El 3 3 C U xl C u§ 6 f & at 1fljr arara 1ra3 (i 1 n f " Cu|. In the chart. Shortly. E E J a. C c u < 3 I-H C "0m » C u D)—4 1 ON I — N .5 i I « I I £E S ex. a C uc <C U uP A tN ON ra ra co ir tN ON co ini Cud I ra ra 1C — 4] fi n n ON I in tN I . I have devised a chart. 5) C o CO ro 15 IN O \ c id Curt Ov r ml tN ON m tNl co ml t i CO ir> I N ON 1 — *1 •—i r i ro T — '1 n t—• E ral J I—*l I < I I N . VI (Virgo). 3. Often this information is on the birth certificate. (Gemini). time consuming. use 6 am. to in ra ro ION. (3 OH ^ cuo.ON r-H 1 1 T 1 » in f . suppose your Sun sign is Capricorn and you were born at 6:15 pm. This is complex. a I it § § C u C U a. o g - §si is E 1— 1 III T1 Li 1 " " ' 1 r—> 1 T - E E: E £ E £5 S E = E 5 £In 1 Cue L. For example. which is shown in figure 8. d i § fi fi E El IW cu5J I I iro s a ON r-« CO K ON Iin d S to in r u CL a s co in] ' ON t—< C r-* f i CO T-H tN ON in tN I E nJ r — < E E E £ e E £ E E E I fi fi fi t I aJ fi s § § § 6 cuoj • • O. C u£ CuC 1 ON n N . cua I I ON — u Oj t« T— co 1 t o r aco in T—< rO in— • tN ON C — " ON co in fi in m CN| E S| § fi § § 6 E a.
and interested in play ing. As soon as you do this. de termine my rising sign. Then friends. double Gemini. Cancer people tend to be timid. that is. Time is listed as standard time. A person with this Cancer-Leo blend is likely to be a fun loving homebody who likes to retreat into privacy for a while and then break out and be the life of the party sometimes. subtract one hour from the birthtime and use that to reference in this chart. from March 21 to April 4. Every once in a while you meet a person who is ex actly like his/her Sun sign. show-offs. Given my birth information. fascinate your fam ily and friends. and you have learned how to eyeball a rising sign. You will notice that certain birth times can fall into two differ ent rising sign time periods. and has the same Sun and rising sign. Once you know both the Sun and rising signs for a person. For instance. an Aries Sun sign person who is born at 7 am could fall into either an Aries rising sign or a Taurus rising sign. it is C N (Can cer). Leos are outgoing.7 am period). There are exceptions to this rule of thumb. etc. The only remaining fttep is to eyeball my rising sign and then create an eyeballed chart with houses and the planets placed in these houses. For instance. How do you know which is correct? The rule of thumb for these borderline time periods is: Use the first rising sign if the birthdate is in the first half of the Sun sign period. suppose your friend has a Cancer Sun sign and a Leo rising sign. the person most likely has an Aries rising sign if his/her birthdate falls in the first fifteen days of Aries: that is. The person is likely to have a Taurus rising sign if the birthdate is in the last fifteen days of Aries. it will become immediately obvious which is the correct rising sign. Then start doing the same thing with family mem bers. from April 4 to April 19. that would be the time block labeled 5 p m / 7 pm because 6:15 pm falls within that time period. use 6:30 am when using this chart. Use the second rising sign if the birthdate is in the second half of the Sun sign period. Go down the left column to Can- . double Taurus. A final word about using the rising sign chart. So Cancer would be the correct rising time in this ex ample. and learn about people and astrology in the process. reclusive and home lov ing. Most likely this person was born about Sunrise (5 am . Now you have written down your eycballed planet positions based on my birth information. You will have fun.1281 Astrology for Beginners The Fast Way—By "Eyeballing" / 229 to C P then read across until you find the time block in which your birth time falls. In this case. For births during daylight savings time. These births are commonly called double Aries. if your birthtime is recorded as 7:30 am DST. you can easily tell a great deal about that person. and using figure 8. There just is not a guaran teed way to eyeball the houses and feel comfortable about their accuracy. Then read up that 5 p m / 7 pm col umn to see which zodiac sign is at the top. All you need to do is study the Sun sign profiles for both signs and blend them together. The best way to decide is to look at both rising signs and see which really does fit the person in question when you blend each rising sign with the Sun sign. In this example. First look up your own rising sign and study how it blends uniquely with your Sun sign to make you the per son you are. MAKING AN EYEBALLED NATAL CHART Here is where the greatest inaccuracy of eyeballing t tunes in—creating the houses. For exam ple.
My birth date is July 4. I do nut purport that eyeballing is a replacement for an acculatdy constructed chart. With this method. Then you have the circle. But what degree of Leo? Here is where you make an educated guess. 2. Pretty darn close aren't they? There are only two Items that do not match closely: (1) the eyeballed Venus falls into the 9th house instead of the 10th where it should he. for 9 am use 29 degrees Leo. put 29LE00 on the 1st house cusp. the analysis would be amazingly close to the analysis of the computerized chart. Therefore guess at a degree that is in the latter degrees of Leo. Otherwise the charts would interpret much the h. Think about it a moment. if you do it right. it would show me less skillful with words than I really am with Mars in Virgo. Here is a good rule of thumb (still using my exam ple): For 7 am use 1 degree Leo. Now use a ruler to di vide it into twelve pie shaped sections. If you were to analyze the eyeballed chart. Apply this same logic to the other time periods for all your rising sign eyeballing. which is in the first half of the Sun sign period. That is. 29VI00 on the 2nd house cusp.2 or ) for an idea of the general layout. You can label the houses 1 through 12 starting at the 1st house and numbering counterclockwise. If you do not have a pad of horoscope charts. This is phenominally close. fig ure 1. For these border line cases. recall that I said if the birthdate is in the first half of the Sun sign period. use the first rising sign. Also. and usually closer than that. If the birth date is in the second half of the Sun sign period. The principal differences would be these: 1.230 / Astrology for Beginners The Fast Way—By "Eyeballing" / 732 cer and then across to 9am. either Leo or Virgo. You know from figure 8 that my 9 am birth time is borderline to Virgo. Now comes the most inaccurate part of the entire ( eyeballing process—setting up houses 2 through 12. use the second rising sign. you know my rising sign is Leo because Leo comes before Virgo. Don't be overly concerned about making the pie shaped equal sizes. Just turn n bowl or plate upside down on a sheet of paper and trace around it. 29LI00 on the 3rd and so on through 29CN00 on the 12th house cusp. In HO minimal that it is well worth pursuing. you can easily make one. . Since 9 is a borderline time. Mars in Leo would reflect me as being more openly aggressive than I really am with Mars in Virgo. There simply is no way to guess accurately. To digress a moment. Fig ure 9 shows what your final eyeballed chart should look like. You will be as close as you can get by eyeballing.une. Compare figure 9 with the computerized chart. and (2) Mars is in Leo when it should be in Virgo. Therefore. Of course. Venus in the 9th house would reflect me being a Mlronger candidate for a religious life or in the publishing business as perhaps an editor or in marketing rather than a-t a writer interacting with the public as my Venus in the 10th reflects. worst case. for 8 am (the halfway point) use 15 degrees Leo. You set up all houses to be equal. The degree of error with eyeballing. Next place the eyeballed planets in the houses. Now take a blank horoscope chart and label the first house cusp (the rising sign) with 29LE00 (29 degrees 0 sec onds of Leo). Eyeballing does work quite well. you make a decision. So here is what you do. your 1st house cusp will not be in error by more than about 14 degrees. This then will be the eyeballed rising sign for my birth chart. Refer to figures 1.
If you were to eyeball my wife's natal chart (see fig ure 4) you would not have the signs on the houses corre late because she has two intercepted signs. In more advanced astrology. This gives a deeper and broader scope of interpretation. you can set up a chart in a matter of minutes. Analyzing the degrees lets you get deeper inside the per son. you must assume that it will be a conventional wheel such as in my natal chart. . the exact degrees on all the house cusps and for all the planets are also analyzed. hut I just want to make you aware that it does exist. In the latter part of this book I will refer you to a good reference hook for degree analysis if it should interest you. None of the eyeballed house cusps have the correct degree on them. However. to' matching a calculated chart that you can glean a great deal of valuable information from an eyeballed chart. they do correlate with regard to the signs ruling the houses. you must have an accurately constructed chart—no eyeballing. Eyeballing does come close enough. When you get accustomed to eyeballing. and there is no way to know that when you are eyeballing. We will not go into analysis of degrees in this book.132 / Astrology for Beginners The Fast Way—By "Eyeballing" / 733 The one feature that does not correlate between fig ures 1 and 9 is that of the houses. For this. When eyeball ing houses. and most are not even close. in general.
I rec ommend that you at least read this chapter without actu ally doing the steps because you will gain an awareness of all the factors involved. there are some terms used that are not mentioned elsewhere in this book and it would benefit you to at least be familiar with the terms. that is OK. Of course. if you want to become a real pro or a top notch amateur. First. I am able to eyeball a 135 . I he same way the computer does it. It is just as accurate as the i omputer—just slower—much slower. If you really do not want to learn how to create a natal chart. The method in this chapter is the one I used for many years in my pre-computer days. Most of you won't want to. In addition. you should definitely take the time to learn the method of chart calculation in this chapter. sharpen your pencils. I've gained two advantages from knowing how to i onstruct a chart step by step. In this case.10 The Original Way— By Math Roll up your sleeves. and get your calculator if you have one. preferring in stead computerized charts or eyeballing. In tins chapter you will learn how to construct an accurate natal chart step by step. doing the calculations yourself. get plenty of paper.
Before we begin the actual calculation.236 / Astrology for Beginners The Original Way—By Math /137 chart faster and more accurately because my mind can ap proximate the adjustments that must be made. We will use the ephemeris page shown in figure 3. learn to be careful. First. a logarithm chart (which I will call a "log" chart from now on). She gave me her birth information. Second. wrote and asked me to do a chart and analysis and mail it to her. In an ac tual Table of Houses book. Her proof was a photocopy of a hand created chart done "by a world famous astrologer.1914 because that is the last day that Pluto was in Gemini in the past several hun dred years. This hand drawn chart had two significant errora that were apparent at a glance. it is immediately apparent to me because I know approxi mately what the chart should look like. . Here are two example of some of the many errors 1 have encountered. Case #2: A woman. Even the short time between the birth of identi cal twins makes a difference. "1 copied the information from my birth certifi cate!" I asked to see the birth certificate. one for each degree of the horoscope wheel. From Case #1. it had Venus trine the Sun. Tables of Houses A Tables of Houses is a book that contains 360 charts. Second. It read 12:05 pm. and a book of time changes. or when I read any chart that contains a significant error. 1 will discuss each of these items in sufficient detail for you to use them. there would be a listing of all 60 degrees north latitude." She mentioned his name. I wrote to tell her this only to receive a scathing re sponse that I was not competent. Astrology certainly brings interesting experiences. lets examine some of the factors required for the calculation. when I make an error in entering data into the computer. which is absolutely impossible! The Sun and Venus are never separated by more than 48 degrees. whom I did not know. Most Tables of Houses books contain additional valuable information such as geographical coordinates fur major cites of the world and time zone tables. each one different from the others. Now let's proceed with erecting a natal chart. Keep in mind that a complete Tables of Houses has MO charts. Each chart contains the data necessary to calculate the degrees and signs on each house cusp for a given birth time and place. I did a computerized chart. Twelve hours difference is tre mendous. She replied to tell me that 1 was a lousy astrologer. I've just included a few of them for Illustration. I 'igure 10 contains simulations of the two charts required to calculate the house cusps we are going to use in the ex ample we will work in a few moments. The moment I glanced at the chart. which meant she had to have been born sometime prior to May 26. a blank horoscope chart. it had Pluto in Gemini. detail conscious. I have just included enough information to give you an Idea of what each table looks approximately like. I knew she had given me incorrect information because the chart was nothing like the person I knew she really was. Yet she gave her birthdate as being in 1927. She in sisted. and double check everything. she had written 12:05 am. which I promptly forgot because I'd never heard of him. a table of geo graphical coordinates. Case #1: A woman I knew quite well hired me to do her chart and give her an analysis. In figure 10. Probably 90 percent of the errors I encounter are due to erroneous birth information. a Tables of Houses.
minutes and seconds.i co i r t i - N*- „. O H 83W33 Topeka. The only way a computer knows how to create a chart is for you to key in the geographical coordinates as well as the date and time of birth. ON ON ON ON ON 1 5 vO CN CN 0 0 < H o CN CN (A O co m O CN t N C O 0 o • 3 ON '—' r-i CN CN $ o g 8 5 NO N O N O C N C N CN CN CN CN CN 9 in NO NO 3 5 6 !3 1 2 OJ o o o CN O N co m Z u o O rCN CN *0 3 3 0 1 CD in N o O * oo co i n r-i —I •xi N 0O 0 I N 0 O0 N O N CO CN i n co n i n W 00 s a i s i s 2 a The Toledo. A simulated mini-sample of a typical listing of coor dinates found in most tables of houses books is as follows: Longitudes and Latitudes of Major Cities u ë B co 2 CN r- 0 0 ON ON CN CN CN CN co co CO i n O N i n co n i n n t — in Q r-i CN ^ i n CN i n 1-" CN CN 3 U w a o ON r- T— T— O <N <N CM NO CN CN CN CN NO NO NO S S o m o in p M 1H I H ON O CO ^ J 1 r — CN CO ^t* *T Thousand O a k s . The 5:34:12 is longitude time in degrees. It can also be written as 5:34' 12.I— 00 0 0 00 00 00 NO s a fN 00 00 CO o co i n r-> OJ M r. Villages and rural areas. n N Na rj H OJ p-3 o p co in 00 t-i o •* o o Geographical Coordinates Geographical coordinates define the exact point on earth where a birth takes place.KS 95W40 Torrance. ON r l r H f o O M CN CN .238 / Astrology for Beginners » N •* O CS N Ifl rH f rl 77ie Original Way—By Math / 239 o ON to to if CO o p O CN IN ON ON r . Eng land. for example. Some books do not give Ihe longitude time. C A 118W50 Titusville. The 83W33 indicates 83 degrees and 33 minutes west of zero longitude. Figure 11 nhows how to calculate longitude time if you should ever need to. Ohio listing above is in bold face because I hat is the one we will use in the chart we will construct. F L 80W49 Toledo.N •£ O CN CO 5 CO o CM CN CM o o CN o CN o M N O IN CO C N < H fN co W i-i NO m o o in r-» co i n CN CO i — i •t O o G o u 3 1 A "cV s C N ON O n N i— N -a « 3— o M N CM NO N N » to CN CN CN CN CN co CN 39 9 o o« « . which runs through Greenwich. so it must be calculated. whether by hand calculation or by com puter. There will be many times when you need to calculate a chart for a birthplace that is not a major city and will not he listed in a convenient table. C A 118W19 34N10 28N37 41N39 39N03 33N50 7:55:20 5:23:16 5:34:12 6:22:40 7:53:16 to to o p NO CN 0 CO CN cN n 0 t-> CO CO O N ON O N 00 00 CN CN C N C N CN 3 in CN t N N O i n CO T -l i n i ." where' = minutes and "= seconds. The 4IN39 indicates 41 degrees and 39 minutes north of the equator. The coordinates are needed whenever you create an accu rate natal chart. The coordinates are ex pressed in degrees and minutes of latitude and longitude.
So add 3 to 34 and the birthplace is at 37 degrees N latitude. What you need to do is find the birthplace on the map as closely as you can and then interpolate the coordinates using the ones marked on the map as a guide. These arc usually printed in very small letters. I've seen them in black. Longitude Time Rule: Each degree of longitude is equal to 4 minutes of clock time. Longitude for Toledo. + 5 hours 32 minutes ? minutes 12 seconds 5 hours 34 minutes 12 seconds This is the total Toledo longitude time. suppose one lati tude mark is 34 degrees and the next one is 38 degrees and your birthplace lies three-fourths of the way past 34 to ward the 38 degree mark. and then you have the geographical coordinates. For example. Ohio is 83 W 33. Use a ruler to measure.) Step 4 60 2 minutes [132 12Q 12 seconds In these cases you need to figure out the geographical coordinates using a map (world atlas or road map). You can get one at the library or purchase one. Most maps have latitude and longitude marks at intervals around the periphery of the map. Do not let the impressive appearance of the table in timidate you.1401 Astrology for Beginners The Original Way—By Math / 242 Figure 11. In astrology. It is quite simple to use. the chart is used to calculate the exact position of each planet with respect to the place of birth. not just lor astrology exclusively. You simply look up numbers. Step 1 83 degrees X 4 minutes 332 minutes Step 2 60 5 hours [332 2QQ 32 minutes Step 3 y 33 minutes 4 seconds— 132 seconds (Each minute of longitude must equal 4 seconds of clock time. I will give you a step by step example. Compare this result with the listing of coordinates in the Longi tudes and Latitudes of Major Cities chart and you will see that they are identical. Step 5 Add the results of steps 2 and 4 together. Most commonly they will mark off every four degrees of latitude and longitude. The birthplace would be three-fourths of 4 (the distance be tween marks) past 34. and blue ink. Shortly. It is a mathematical table that Is used for hundreds of mathematical calculations. . Three-fourths of 4 is 3. 1 rec ommend purchase because they are not expensive and you will use them constantly. A Tables of Houses is a must for doing hand calcula tions. Logarithm Chart Figure 12 is a log table. This is quite simple. Do the same kind of measurement for the longitude. red.
However. Toledo was using Eastern Standard Time. All the other house cusps and planet positions are calculated In exactly the same manner. which is known as Zone 5 because it is five time zones west of Greenwich.. I've filled in those we calculate in this exam ple in the chart.r.1929.1929 at Toledo. I've recommended such a book in Part IV of this book. For example. which is one hour faster than standard time. Ssi§iliiiiiiiill8iii»iai2i!iii8288iilli§iiiiiiiSS§23i§88Î3!« I sS8i3|563i|3s§!8|i5§25«iSi8i88i388^ siggH2gg88g !£gNi8iS§sSI3iS2l2888« 5â88Sg8sS8Î588§l8383§IISg§8Ii5883S88 a8S33â38888iI8883i8i23S38888388SSS8i§S§88l!flIII2888aS8gS8il« I 588888a8S88SB888S8gs88a888S88iS888§Si8syi8iiSS888is38SS5«ll 1 sS8gi8i88S888igga3â8iia33S88siS23§ia3833S3â388i3sSs8S18Sâii!l •833888§8S8?ii3!iiillIi88Si81i88lil888Si8I3888I8S885188I38iSI I -EggiggE8i8iSi8i388i8iigi8i858s8isSI!i3!3is!888§8i8I8SI8?S«l -gi3SiS8S888888Si8§i8ia88i8SS§sSS88SS5ii888S8!î8Si§38§88m« .142 /Astrology for Beginners Vie Original Way—By Math /143 1= i n iiSS883i33S33388SSS839a83836S8SS863SSaS3a33338SSB88838Sg3Sgii1 si§§Sili3iiigi§8§18ii^^ Ia|igiiiiggigg !lgiisii5 £ili!SîlIiîSi§iiîIiîi22î38iSH82. the switching of times is anything but uniform. I will tell you the I'orrect time to use. Ohio.. And then there were War Time changes at various times in various places. Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone. On July 4. M3gppipiiffiiUPPigP38g8a88EgBSS8S83S K » « â a ^ ^ . on July 4. The only way to know for certain is to look it up in a book. lite Chart Figure 13 is the chart we will use for the hand calcu lated natal chart for 9 am. July 4.Sg58s8iî33Ss3S§33ai88s!î3SI28Bi38888S332S888§§81lliiinil . >jji§§3 4 «2ijt H|| S îSîdatstau*» Figure 12 Table of Proportional Logarithms . Some states allow each county to choose whether or not to switch. However. Some places don't switch at all.s8S8S8iSBi8SS33888SISI8i88ia8aS8il83i8Si3iiiS88Isa8I8sI88Kr -igi.ggg^sgiggsggg3ii|H8SS8888g8888i888iMIi8iii8882S388s83Sin «g|giisI?JIggIiiIIiilaglliIl2iiâsiig§§iiIIIIIIIllI^îiggiss?Ş|. For our calculations in this chapter. and you can do them or not as you choose. To calculate a natal chart you need to know the time zone and the kind of time in effect at the moment of birth. s I K Time Changes There are books you can get at the library or purchase that show the various time changes in the United States over the years. If all time zones switched uniformly from standard lime to daylight time it would be a simple matter to auto matically subtract the one hour from daylight time when calculating a chart. England. 1 will show you how to calculate the mid-heaven and aNcendant cusps and how to calculate the Sun position.r. It is a mess.1990 Toledo was using Eastern Daylight Time. Toledo.
which is about two-thirds of the way between the 41 and •I?. I've made a note in figure 14 to tell you what you need to do differently if you use a noon ephemeris. figure 3. In the upper left corner of the lefthand chart in figure 10 you see the numbers 3h 12m 0s. Therefore. England to the point of birth (Toledo. the very beginning of the day.) from t) to 60 degrees. In the same place in the rlghthand chart you see the numbers 3h 16m 0s. So to find the house cusps for our natal chart we will have to interpolate halfway between the two table of houses charts in figure 10. Figure 14 is self-explanatory. degree latitude figures. we first must calculate the "Sidereal Time of Birth. That is. Also take note that running vertically between the I wo charts is a listing of latitudes (abbreviated LAT. figure 10." Figure 14 shows step by step how to do this simple calculation. Ohio in this case). which is almost exactly halfway between these two consecutive charts. The one shown here is just one type. used for this calcula tion is a midnight ephemeris. F i g u r e 13 Natal Chart . The ephemeris page. This calcu lation is to compensate for the time difference and curva ture of the earth from Greenwich. Or you can make your own.144 / Astrology for Beginners The Original Way—By Math / 1 4 5 There are a number of designs of blank charts in pad form available at reasonable prices." We will now use this number to look up data in the table of house. Some ephemeris books are noon ephemeris. we will have to in terpolate two-thirds of the way between the latitude fig ures. so I won't belabor the matter by talking you through it here. the data given is for zero hours. Chart Calculation In order to determine the house cusps. The side real time of birth for the example we are working is 3h Mm 12s. The result of our calculation in figure 14 is a sidereal time of 3:14' 12. The birth latitude in our example is 41N39.
which is the sidereal time of birth. If this number is more than 24:00:00. this is the same as 32:45'64". That is. Figure 14. Chart Calculation Birth Date: July 4. In constructing a chart using a noon ephemeris. Step 2 above is exactly opposite. in Step 2 add 12:00 hours for an am birth time. The midheaven differ ence between the two charts is exactly 60 minutes (one de cree). Ohio Step 1 Step 2 9:00 am EST Birth time (less one hour if needed for daylight savings time or War time) +00:00 If pm birth time. Write this on your blank chart as I have done in figure 13.) See GMT correction chart below for further instruction Add correction for GMT (see chart be low).20 T A 56.1929. 0' to 6'= 01" 30' to 36'= 06" 6' to 12' = 02" 36' to 42'= 07" 12' to 18'= 03" 42' to 49'= 08" 18' to 24'= 04" 48' to 54'= 09" 24' to 30'= 05" 54' to 60'= 10" Time Zones + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 +10 +10. Place: Toledo. To find the midheaven for our example chart. 3). and add 00:00 for a pm birth time. Centered near the top of the left hand chart you will find 20 T A 26 and in the same place in the righthand chart you will find 21 T A 26.146 /Astrology for Beginners The Original Way—By Math /147 Figure 14. add sidereal time from ephemeris (see fig. To GMT. you auto- . add zero for am. All other calculations are as shown above. Subtract longitude time (see chart ear lier in this chapter). subtract 24:00:00 before calculating the GMT correction from the chart below. So add 30 minutes to the midheaven position in the lefthand chart and you have 20 T A 26 + 30' . we will need to interpolate between these two midheaven positions. Continued G M T Correction Table Add 10" correction for every GMT hour at the end of Step 5. (For subtraction. which is the 10th house cusp for our example. add 12:00 hours. subtract 24:00:00 from it. Half of 60 is 30. 9:00 + 5:00 14:00 G M T 18:46'04" 32:46'04" 5:34'12" Add time zone hours (see zone chart below) to convert to GMT. FOR NOON EPHEMERIS: The rules are slightly different if yon are using a noon ephemeris (the above calculations are for n midnight ephemeris). These are the positions for the midheaven (10th house cusp). If the number at the end of Step 5 is greater than 24:00:00.5 for Eastern Standard Time for Central Standard Time for Mountain Standard Time for Pacific Standard Time for Central Alaska Time for Hawaiian Standard Time (EST) (CST) (MST) (PST) (CAT) (HST) Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 27:11'52" Step 6 2'20" 27:13'72" 24:00:00 3:1372" = 3:14'12". Since you now know the 10th house cusp. Let's do the midheaven first. Time: 9:00 am.
The reason is that I have used rounded minutes and no seconds in my ephemeris page. You now have been introduced to the three methods of creating a natal chart: By computer. Of course. we must now interpolate between the numbers we calculated in the two previous paragraphs. They are 47 minutes apart. If you choose you can calculate the remaining planets and fill them in on your chart. or 20 S C 56. recheck your math. enter this on your chart also. They are 46 minutes apart. and my calculations for simplicity. table of houses page. When I first started in astrology. I used seconds and frac tions of seconds just like the computer. It will be the same de gree and minutes in the opposite sign. If they vary significantly from the computer gen erated figures. The Sun is used as an ex ample and is filled in on figure 13. When you compare our calculations so far against ' the computer generated ones (see figure 1) you will see a minute or so difference. The computer uses minutes and seconds and fractions of seconds and does no rounding until the final calculation. Figure 15 is self-explanatory and shows step by step how to calculate planet positions. Half of 46 is 23 minutes. The left chart at 41 degrees latitude shows 26 L E 56. but found it to be too cumbersome for general use. and for all practical purposes can be considered precise. Now let's do the Ascendant (ASC). . and you will learn how to do interpreta tions in the next several chapters. Since our birth latitude (41N39) falls 2/3 of the way between the 41st and 42nd degree latitudes. Enter this on the 1st house cusp of your chart. so add 24 to the lower number: 26 L E 56 + 24 = 27 L E 20. Do the same type of calculation now for the 42 degree latitude. Interpreting the results is the same for all three methods. If you choose you can proceed to calculate the re- maining house cusps in the same manner as I've just ex plained. Whichever method you choose is up to you.1481 Astrology for Beginners The Original Way—By Math / 149 matically know the 4th house cusp. by eyeballing. and the right chart shows 27 L E 43. The left chart shows 27 L E 15 and the right chart shows 28 L E 01. which is the degree and sign of our calculated As cendant. A d d 23 minutes: 27 L E 15 + 23 = 27 L E 38. The difference between 27 L E 38 and 27 L E 20 is 18 minutes. Write this on your chart also. Add 12:27 L E 20 + 12 = 27 L E 32. The rounded calculations I use are certainly close enough. this automatically makes the 7th house cusp be come 27 A Q 32. Half of 47 is 24 (rounded). and by hand calculated math. Two-thirds of 18 is 12. or 1st house cusp.
1929 in relation to Toledo.6366 Now look up 1. The number is . Now look up 14 degrees and 00 minutes in the log chart in figure 12. You will find that 00 degrees and 33 minutes comes closest to 1.2341 1.1929 is: 11 CN 32 Sun position at midnight Greenwich on July 5. The GMT is the number you obtained at the comple tion of Step 3 in figure 14 when calculating the chart. Go across the top to 14 and down to 0. This means that the Sun moved 33' from the position listed in the ephemeris until the birth time and place being charted.6366 in the log chart to see what de grees and minutes comes closest to it. Sun position at midnight Greenwich on July 4. So the constant log for this specific birth is . subtract 24 to obtain the GMT number to use here. Planet Correction With a midnight ephemeris. To find where the Sun was at 9 am on July 4. add the 33' to the ephemeris position: Ephemeris 11 C N 32 Movement Q Q 22 Position 11 C N 65 = 12 CN 05 If you look at the computer calculated position for the Sun in figure 1. In cases where the GMT is 24:00 or more.4025 CL .2341. Figure 15. In our example case.4025. Look down to left column to 57 and then over to 0 (because there are zero degrees).6366. 12 CN29 = 11 CN89 -11 CN32 = 11CN32 00 57' movement Now refer to the log chart in figure 12 to find the log equivilent of 57'. Continued Add the constant log to the Sun log number: Sun 1.150 / Astrology for Beginners The Original Way—By Math /151 Figure 15. First you must determine the constant log from the log chart in figure 12 that represents the GMT of the birth time.1929 is: 12 CN 29 To find the movement of the Sun in this 24 hour pe riod.2341. Ohio. The same ap plies to using a noon ephemeris. subtract 11 CN 32 from 12 CN 29. always use the Green wich day of birth and the day following when finding the movement of a planet in a 24-hour period.2341. All planet positions are calculated exactly as de scribed above. use the previous day and the birth day. the GMT is 14:00. It is usually written CL . You find the number 1. you will see it exactly matches the position calculated above. with the following excep tion: For am births where the GMT is less than 24:00. . The only things different will be the ephemeris numbers and the constant log because the birth times and places will be different for each chart you con struct. The planet positions are given in the ephemeris (fig ure 3 for our purposes here). This same constant log will be used to calculate all of the planet positions for this specific birth.
PART III INTERPRETING A NATAL CHART .
Chapter 4. The interpretations in these four chapters are brief. look up the brief interpretation for it in this chapter. provide accurate and sufficiently complete inhirmation for beginners to get an excellent start on their path to the enjoyment and practice of astrology. For more depth nnd details. was devoted to Sun «lgns because the Sun is the single most important planet Ina ny chart. you will need to read more extensive books I hat specialize just in interpretations. SUN The Sun in the Signs An entire chapter. covering only some of the salient points. if a chart has Mercury in Gemini. however. For example. Combine it with all the other pertinent interpretations and you end up with a good overall interpretation for the chart. These chapters do. The Sun will not be covered additionally here 155 .11 Planets in the Signs This chapter and the three following chapters are de signed to give you a quick reference for interpreting the various factors that go into compiling a complete natal horoscope interpretation.
These people are usually good cooks. sextiles. Often they have a green thumb. These people have a tendency to dominate others. oppositions). Most often these people are «hy and prefer to work behind the scenes. it indicates pcr« sons who have excellent ability to think and rationalize clearly and who are resourceful. loving. Positively. and appreciate the fine things in life. kind. ingenious. these people are hard working. Inclines person to temper flare-ups and impetuousness. Negatively. right or wrong. these people are unbalanced and do nearly every- . they are lazy. and unwilling to change. MOON Moon in Aries Gives a person a great deal of energy. On the positive side. these people can be unreliable and untrustworthy.to be ad mired and appreciated. and they can have strong ties to their mother. romantic. If the Moon has favorable aspects (trines. With adverse mpects. and gentle. they are enthusiastic. which can cause them to withdraw and brood. very stubborn. humble. Negatively. versatile. these people are I M In need. They need recognition . responsible. They are capable of great love and great ambition. They are independent and do what they want. Moon in Cancer The Moon is most powerful here. avoiding the limelight. and generous. and are very fussy about cleanliness and good nu trition. Confers ambi tion.256 / Astrology for Beginners Planets in the Signs / 257 except to point out that in any chart the Sun represents the self—body and personality. These people do not tolerate interference from others. On the negative side. it indicates much confu sion and distorted reasoning. Often they are prima donnas. They often are overly sen sitive to the remarks and actions of others. nagging. Refer to Chapter 4 for details. but expect them to he well groomed. They often attract the good things in life. Colors associated with the Sun are gold and orange. Person is usually courageous and confident. Domestic security is vitally important to these peo ple. If well aspected. it confers cleverness and ingenu ity. maternal. If the Moon is heavily afflicted with harsh aspects (squares. materialistic. Moon in Taurus These people tend to have steady emotions. Moon in Virgo These people are hardworking. they are intelli gent.md perhaps a touch of greed. de voted. they can be egotistical showoffs. patient. have a smother ing affection. There usually is a capacity for leadership. they are overly romantic. Negatively. Moon in Leo These people want to be the center of attention. courteous. If harshly aspected it usually confers slyness. pay great attention to detail. . especially marriage and husincss partners. and adaptable. and often have a mean streak. • Moon in Gemini This confers quick-wit. like to hoard things. They love children. Positively. On the positive side. With good aspects. Moon in Libra Strong sensitivity to others. or conjunctions). These people are good at handling money and domestic matters. they are warm. ability to communicate both in writing and speaking. Sometimes they talk too much.
Mercury in Gemini Mercury is most powerful here. These people are very sensitive and emotional. they can be quite passionate and have ample selfconfidence. they are little rays of sunshine in everyone's life. They are much more materialistic than spiritual. there can be dullness or lust. With positive aspects. This Moon position is often associated with outstanding artistic. material. With negative aspects. MERCURY Mercury in Aries A quick. Moon in Sagittarius These are optimistic. Professional communicators often have this placement in their natal chart. cheerful people who love the outdoors and foreign travel. Moon in Capricorn These people are usually ambitious. These are the friendly humanitarians who somehow manage to remain impersonal while being the champion of human causes. they have exceptionally agile minds. alert mind. Their thought proc esses are geared toward what is practical. If adversely aspected. and change able. Often they have strong psy chic abilities. They have good minds. and selfish. rude. Posi tively. mu sical. but they are shrewd in business. Moon in Pisces This is an exceptionally strong psychic position. often overly idealistic. Freedom is all important to these people. and es pecially the mother. It is nearly impossible to out think these people. stubborn. Negatively. Mercury in Taunts These people appreciate beauty. Sometimes they become neurotic or-psychotic.158 / Astrology for Beginners Planets in the Signs /159 thing in extremes. These are the very bright people who can write and speak well. In extreme cases. they can be nervous. Their link to their parents. They usually follow traditional re ligious and philosophical views. Moon in Aquarius Indicates dealing with the public. These people often are well suited for public relations work. they can be psychic and have compassion for others. There can sometimes be a quick temper or irrita bility. they can be witty and faithful. hard workers whose main goal is personal financial security. These people are strong headed and biased to the extreme. Sometimes jumps impetuously to conclusions without giving the matter sufficient thought. and discontented most of the time. Everything they do is with self-interest in mind. is quite strong. They tend to be idealistic. Because of their sensitivity. restless. If harshly aspected. they can be unscrupulous. Sometimes they are extremely timid. they can be cruel. These are not necessarily brilliant thinkers. With positive aspects. sarcastic. or poetic ability. . They often make good managers. or fi nancially beneficial. nor are they usually original. but sometimes become egotistical. Moon in Scorpio This is not a favorable position for the Moon. They make decisions based more on a personal point of view rather than on impersonal facts. They can be quite stubborn. These people are decisive and competitive. these people become easily hurt by the words and actions of others.
often to the point of menta 1 burnout. practical. then there can be excessive pre occupation with sex. In business. in extreme cases. they are most suited for real estate. These peo ple need to guard against allowing themselves to become sidetracked from their main goal. and they have great reasoning ability. Adverse aspects to this position often confers cruelty.260 / Astrology for Beginners Planets in the Signs /161 it can cause acute nervousness. they are selfcentered and concerned only with gratifying their physi cal desires. they say exactly what they think regardless of how it affects others. and seek great depths of understanding. Mercury in Cancer Love of history and antiques is indicated here. These people frequently have the gift of prophecy. and higher education. also. Mercury in Capricorn Ambition and visionary are the key words here. and status conscious. It does not necessarily mean it is right. These are realistic . these people are spiritual. public re lations. Self-centered and domineering on the negative side. medicine. They often consider themselves to be authorities (know it all). artistic pursuits. These people have hardworking. relig ion. Very determined minds are indicated here that can. wise. often causing the persons to lose sight of truth. When they speak. stern minds and expect others to be the same way. Also shrewd. and equally slow to change their minds. food. Some good fields for these people are astrology. Mercury in Scorpio Positively. they are unbalanced and lack vision. Mercury in Libra Positively. counseling. and hygiene. These people sometimes become so concerned about conformity that they become hypocrites. These people do best when they have a special ized skill or are well educated. They are efficient. become scheming minds. investments. This position confers an intuitive mind capa ble of great insights. Negatively. Their minds are analytical. They need to realize that just because a current trend is popular. Any work requiring exact ness is for them. Mercury in Sagittarius The mind is concerned with social justice. and consumer products. Mercury in Leo Unique capacity for leadership on the positive side. These people are slow to make up their minds. Negatively. These people are detail conscious to the extreme. This is not the best placement for Mercury. law. These people have strong willpower and usually a onetrack mind focused on what it is they want. Great selfconfidence goes with this placement. theater. philosophy. psychology. They are repulsed by bad manners. These people make good investigators and researchers. and education. Mercury in Virgo Mercury is very strong here. these people are balanced and have vi sion. Much of their thinking concerns their home and domestic mat ters. These people are work ori ented and do not waste time. If Mercury is heavily af flicted with harsh aspects. and law. They make good researchers. They like to combine travel to be both work • and pleasure. They insist on precision and orderliness. If these people lack self-discipline they will be come a jack of all trades and a master of none. Some suitable occupational areas are mathematics. Their special areas of interest are the stock market.
These people love comfort. These people seek mental stimulation through friends and groups of people. These people do not waste their time with theories or lofty thoughts—they think the only ideas that are good are those that have some practical value. Also can be change able and selfish. they are born romantics and they like their ro mances to be dramatic and exciting. gluttonous people. Sometimes these people are bullies. No time wasted here on small or petty thinking. They pursue their love interest with vigor. Their personal behavior is dramatic. they work hard to get the education they need to succeed. Mercury in Pisces These people usually have photographic memorieft and vivid imaginations. which can be threatening to a successful marriage. Variety in love life. they love to cook and keep house. Mercury in Aquarius These are big thinkers. On the down side. On the up side. beauty. however. These are usually open minded people who seek truth. If Mercury is adversely aspected. These are very M tcial people. Venus in Gemini These people often marry more than once because they need more than one outlet for their affection. They can be moody and unpredict able. Generally. They are highly intuitive and telepathic. . variety in all emotional pursuits are the key phrases for this Venus. it indicates a woman who 1 » usually the aggressor (chases the man). luxury. Self-sacrificing. Venus in Cancer Mother instinct. compassionate people. Negatively.162 / Astrology for Beginners Planets in the Signs /163 people. They assume a dignified facade to cover their easily hurt feelings. both for good and for bad. it often indicates a persecution complex. In any case. VENUS Venus in Aries These people demand personal attention and tend to be self-centered. these are brutish. large scale thoughts. and the good life in general. In a woman's chart. Mercury is strong here and often confers a highly evolved mind—intuitive. va riety in travel. This is an excellent position for astrologers or for occult disciplines in general. the more lavish. Talented singers often have this placement of Venus in their natal chart. Deeply sensitive about their romantic feelings. these are loving. Women with this position are very domestic. often concerned with masses of people (the public). They dramatize their emotions. Vi-nus in Leo These people love drama. often with artsy objects. or concerned with the betterment of humanity. Venus in Taurus Venus is very strong here. these people are always intense in their pursuits. like to be the center of attention. they can be weak willed or wallow in self-pity. and they do succeed without resort ing to anything underhanded. they will do whatever it takes to get what they want without regard to right or wrong. They love to throw parties. In extreme cases. Men with this position often "mother" their families. They almost always keep their homes beautiful. These people really are offended by crude behavior. These are sympathetic people who are often too easily swayed by others. It is not uncommon for them to have twins. Often they are superficial in their pro fessed romantic interests.
neatness freaks. . They are usually excellent actors and actresses. dietitians. They are proud and reserved and are often perceived as being snobbish. Sometimes these people are prima donnas. jealous. they quite often seek an older. well mannered. In public they suppress their emotions and sexuality. they can be open. these people are faithful and enduring. are fond of horses. and they want their men to be well poised and suave in public. sly. moral. self-sacrificing to help others. Probably there are more unmarried people with this Venus placement than any other. Women with this placement sometimes use their sex appeal to gain power and to manipulate people. If they marry young. try to impose their religious beliefs on others. Conversely. They love children. but can be quite demonstrative in private. Venus in Virgo This is not the best position for Venus. overly critical of others (never of self). promiscuous. This is a good position for success in the performing arts. and once a romance is broken or turns cold. it is never mended. and at social gatherings make a concerted effort to vie for attention. They are warm. You cither love them or detest them because of their potential ex tremes of behavior (or a mixture thereof). Venus in Scorpio Sex is the keyword here. I hey are loyal to those they love. if they marry when they are older. clean. they are overly con• fined about money or status to the exclusion of every thing else. sloppy. diffi cult to get along with. Sometimes these people t hoose careers as antique dealers or work in art galleries rtiul museums. (1) Vicious. Venus in Sagittarius You never feel neutral about these people. cooks. secretive. impractical. religious. calculating. They also prefer people with higher education.164 / Astrology for Beginners Planets in the Signs 1165 the better. Negatively. Posl • tively. Marriage is important to these people and they generally have many opportunities for marriage. honest. Passionate. They often seek ii marriage partner who will increase their station (status) In life. or they can be blunt to the point of offensiveness. They have a strong sense of justice. (2) Humble. do things only for selfish purposes. These people are easy to get along with. unafraid. mature partner. and affectionate. self-centered. cruel. In some cases. nurtur ing. underhanded. They are refined and have an innate un derstanding of other people. Under all circumstances these people maintain their dignity and pride. Usually one of two extremes characterize this position. lustful and demanding. Love-hate relationships are common. They are loyal to those people they think are worthy of their loyalty. and sensual. dependable. shy. These people often make good doctors and nurses. outgoing. they often seek a much younger partner. crude. For examples. Venus in Capricorn Ambitious. these people become possessive and jealous. Usually these people like outdoor sports. forthright. In extreme cases. Strong emotions and sexunl desires. They show their emotion in their actions rather than in words. Venus in Libra This is a powerful position for Venus. Women with this position desire to be deeply cared for. and often seek to marry people of foreign extrac tion or even other races. extremely faithful. Often they are a mixture of some of each of these two extremes. It bestows gen eral personal physical attractiveness and attractiveness to the opposite sex.
these people are ec centric or promiscuous. These people are usually well liked because they sparkle with energy. Many great artists. a strong sense of compell tiveness. but they have great persever ance and determination. frustration that leads to anger. or overly depend ent on others. intense emotions. It is quite likely these people will have many changes of occupation and may even pursue two |ohs at the same time. This is a common Mars position for news report ers and critics. A furs in Cancer This is not Mars best position. critical minds and often have mechanical or engineering skills. but if forced to fight they will do so unrelent ingly. or are egotistical. They suf fer (martyr complex) in silence (usually). They do not like partners who shy away from social gatherings or events because these are very social. Sometimes their disappointments lead to mental ill ness or neurosis. no time!" Powerful Mars in Aries bestows courage. Men with this Mars placement often lose their hair prematurely. and under standing of love and life. They never give up. They love physical games. They have strong desires for money and possessions and will sometimes gravitate to a career in the money fields such as banking. Mars in Gemini These people have active. and inde pendent. Any occupation in which electric ity or electronics is a major factor is often chosen by these people for their career. impulsive. They don't tak<"nothin' from nobody. They have good ideas but not necessarily the perseverance to see their ideas through to fruition. They need to learn to be more patient and loving. Some times they have violent tempers. are electric. Venus in Pisces Powerful placement for Venus. MARS Mars in Aries Don't mess with these people. others frequently take advantage of them. Often they are self-sacrificing to help others. Football and car rac ing often appeal to them. and have an unusual manner about them. Mars in Taurus These people are slow. They ask no quarter and give none. Love is at its highest vibration here. are usually headstrong. and they feel lonely and disappointed if they do not receive demonstrations of love and affection from oth ers. Often there is moodi ness. be lazy. sensitive people. to the death if necessary. lack . rather than stable or long lasting. They love to argue and often become irritable. the desire to always win and always be first. This position of Venus probably bestows more innate ability in artistic creativity than any other placement. sympathy. Frequently their romances are sudden and superficial. These are romantic. are overly aggressive. In extreme cases. Deep compassion. These people are never specta tors in life—they are full time active participants. They are not aggressive. They have much in itiative. group oriented people: In some cases. and composers have ' Venus in Pisces in their natal charts. great energy. Often their choice of career is in some field that requires patience and persistence such as using tools to create objects that are durable and attrac tive. Because of their sensi tivity. they may lack discrimination. poets.266 / Astrology for Beginners Planets in the Signs J167 Venus in Aquarius Impersonal but friendly people.
Nothing will deter them from achieving their goals. Sometimes they are domineering. the more exai t the square. These people arc very skillful in their work. They desire marriage as an outlet for their own gratifica tion. squares from Saturn. These people must be the center of whatever is going on. and believe they are infallible. those in the health care pro fession in general.168 / Astrology for Beginners Planets in the Signs 1169 of harmony on the domestic scene. they tone it down with social refinement and grace. which makes them more pleasant to be around. Some occupation* associated with this placement are precision machinists. they are usually reliable and serious. Suppressed anger can result in ulcers or psychological problems. and they will become in volved even on issues that do not affect them personally. There are only two ways: their way and the wrong way. These peo ple do not act alone. In general. nurses. In extreme cases. Mars in Virgo This is the sign of the perfectionist. Mars in Leo A great deal of willpower. The entire chart really needs to be studied to come up with an accurate pronouncement. especially others who are not as detail conscious as they are. Mars in Scorpio These people are intense in everything they do. People with this placement are me thodical and do not take actions unless there is a practlcnl reason to do so. which be comes an outlet for their pent-up frustrations. I'hito or Neptune tend to bring out the worst. and often make enemies because of it. They have no fear of death. If you are their enemy. People with this place ment are frequently home improvement buffs. Nothing is halfway with them. Frequently they are egotistical and are showoffs. craftsmen. Social injustice infuriates them. They are uncompromising. They either are devotedly spiritual or have gutter level lust. They direct their immense energy toward social activities of all sorts from social reform to fraternal type activities. and seek partners who are aggressive and energetic. They have strong attraction to the opposite sex. they will stop at nothing to get more than even with you. Occasion ally these people have great sympathy for those less fortu nate and do work on their behalf. Everything they pursue is to the ex treme. they will die for you. Uranus. It can indicate poor relationship with the parents. they can be brassy and unpleasant to be around for very long. they must have partners or a group. Mars in Libra These are the social movers and shakers. The men are masculine and proud. and energy are associated with this placement. Sometimes these people are highly critical of others. the stronger the influence. In extreme cases they are full of anger and hold grudges forever. If they are your friend. Exactly how these traits will appear In individual horoscopes depends on the aspects to Mars In that chart. As employees. they demand attention. but they do tend to lose their hair at a young age. creativity. They are strongly opinionated. surgeons. While these people are usually aggressive and selfish. Usually there is much self-confidence and leadership ability. They either have devoted friends or bitter enemies. they get so wrapped up in details that they never see the big picture and do nol achieve much at all—the "can't see the forest for the trees " syndrome. They are precise and like to be recognized for their attention to detail. . In extreme cases.
these are the people who seek social justice for all. but they must interact with masses of people. and power so they can satisfy their materi alistic craving. Negatively. and military leaders have this position of Mars in their natal charts. cold. Sometimes they become nverzealous and pursue a matter to the annoyance of oth ers. If Jupiter is harshly afflicted. They support causes and try to im prove their social order. Often these people are considered to be weak because they rarely stand up for their rights. demand ing. They de> mand obedience and discipline from those under their command. They desire independence and often follow unorthodox methods. and t|iiite aggressive. quick. They are able to take and carry out orders from their supe riors.270 / Astrology for Beginners Planets in the Signs /171 Mars in Sagittarius These people are almost always open and direct in their dealings with others. then they < a n become rude and overbearing. and are go-getters. they are easily mis used by others who take advantage of their generosity and goodwill. . Mars in Capricorn These people are extremely materialistic and will ex pend great amounts of energy in their work to achieve status. politi cians. They are willing to emhark on a large project and pursue it much further than i it hers would be willing to do. but do interpret the rules to their own advantage. and who perform so cial services to help those less fortunate. This is a favorable position for artistic and musical careers. Usually they have strong religious or philosophical beliefs. these are the people who try to overthrow the existing social structure or government. Mars in Aquarius These people are happy only when they are dealing with the public in some way. and will run rough shod over anyone in their way. Parents with this place ment expect great things from their children and are very disappointed if their children let them down. Many executives. There is a strong love of sports and of hunting. They take great pride in doing their job well. They arc reliable. Mars in Pisces These are self-sacrificing people who are more inter ested in helping others than in their own welfare. Unfortunately. often destroying the old ways before they have anything worthwhile to replace the old ways with. This position favors those who work behind the scenes rather than in public view. and have no tolerance for laziness. who will not tolerate prejudice. They are practical people who know how to use their energies efficiently. They play fair. and they are also capable of giving orders. money. If Mars is af flicted (has harsh aspects) then there is total disregard for the rights of others—they become selfish. generous. and in extreme cases try to convert others to their way of thinking. They may be social or antl social (depending on aspects). Usually they have good self-discipline. Positively. Their motivations are al most always idealistic. JUPITER lupiter in Aries These people are almost always endowed with ex ceptionally good health and are outgoing. They usually do not work well under authoritarian rules—they want to make their own rules to suit themselves. They make excellent nurses. These people often become leaders in educational and spiritual matters.
these people can become tyrants. These people have to watch themselves lest they become conceited. Addi tional vocations are businesses concerned with publish* ing. They often have a gambling streak in them. they can have a broad but superficial knowledge that is not of much worth in dollars and cents. Sometimes these people have dreams that are not practical. children. These people are compassionate and will give their all for others. often overeating to the point of cre. Jupiter in Cancer This is a powerful position for Jupiter. and overbearing. Jupiter in Virgo This is not the best position for Jupiter. In extreme cases. mail order. importing/exporting. these people scatter their mental energies without achieving much. They enjoy giving. If Jupiter is heavily afflicted with harsh aspects. articles for use in the home. Jupiter in Gemini These are brilliant intellectuals who are very adapt able and expressive. In other words. They love good food and often become overweight.172 / Astrology for Beginners Planets in the Signs /173 Jupiter in Taurus These people usually know how to use money and material possessions in a beneficial manner. unless other factors in the natal chart confer self-discipline. they are in danger of becoming workaholics and burning themselves out. travel. they often be come school teachers. they are greedy and suspi cious. This is also a good position for gar deners. It indicates n good family background—not necessarily wealthy—but rather love. If they are wealthy. kindness and positive parental influence Quite often these people become financially well off al some point in their lives. scout lead ers. It foretells of overwork. They often find their careers in the world of commerce and business. In extreme cases. Usually there is much traveling in their lives. Usually they have moral integrity. Leadership ability and dignity go with this position. They love children and are interested in their welfare. They also have the tendency to attract money and material goods to themselves. etc. Because they are extremely detail conscious and because they put their entire being into their work. farming housing. However. self-confident. these people can be skillful writers. arrogant. In extreme cases they may be miserly and fickle. Hence. lecturers. rituals. drama. These people are fond of food and are good cooks. Often t hese people seek to work in hospitals or educational insti tutions. and personal services.it ing digestive problems. both mentally and physically. This is a good placement for those interested in mu sical or artistic careers. Usually an abun dance of talent go with this position. and opti mistic. communications. they usually donate large amounts of money to educational or health causes. Some careers: real estate. They are usually quite generous. and ro mances. Jupiter in Leo These people love to do things on a grand scale. . anything in the food industry. and almost always some foreign travel. At times they can be jealous and de manding. Positively. and leaders who can contribute much to society. Sunday school teachers. fraternal organizations. They love parades. it forewarns of disappoint ments and losses in love. educators. but expect to be admired for it. speculation. in cluding interest in the stock market.
People born with this in their natal chart may have to work very hard all their life with very little gain to show for it. Jupiter in Aquarius Great tolerance is foretold by this Jupiter position. astrology. they are scheming and egocentric. then there is danger of law suits and other legal problems. and exercise great caution and mature judjţ ment in everything they do. and humanitarian causes. then there is usually unwise or illegal use of psychic ability such as manipulating others for personal gain. especially in life after death and mental telepa thy. If this Jupiter is well aspected. Neptune or Pluto. these people can be tyrants. These people are extremely compas sionate and understanding. there can be interest in occult matters. who had this placement. Jupiter in Scorpio These people are often involved on a large scale in matters of corporate finances. If Jupiter is well aspected to Uranus. and religion. Often they are interested in occull matters. Negatively. demanding. reincar nation. which often causes problems with their domestic life. philosophy. insurance. it can lead to mental creativity.274 / Astrology for Beginners Planets in the Signs 1175 Jupiter in Libra This confers an enduring marriage and a good home life unless Jupiter is heavily afflicted with harsh aspects. This position is typical of the executive who lives at the office and hardly ever sees his family. They do not harbor prejudice and insist on equality in every respect for all people. legacies. and farsighted. They can be intense and uncompromising in their be liefs. They tend to have conserva tive views. Positively. Jupiter in Sagittarius Jupiter is powerful here. cosmic law. these people can be quite gifted psychically. In extreme cases. of real estate. They are interested in foreign cultures. these people can be weak and selfish. death. have good judgment. education. They do have a strong desire for power and status. In extreme • axes. If harshly aspected to these plan ets. generous. direct. and even vicious. If Jupi ter is very heavily afflicted. SATURN Saturn in Aries This is not the best position for Saturn. . In highly developed peoj'le such as Albert Einstein. Generally they have moral integrity in business. and domineering. Sometimes these people can be defensive and difficult to communicate with. Positively. it indicates peo ple who are straightforward. and much talent.willing to work harder than asked. These people usually are well balanced mentally and physically. These peo ple can be forceful. Jupiter in Pisces If this Jupiter has aspects to Uranus. it indi cates narrowmindedness. Jupiter in Capricorn These people make their own opportunities rather than wait for opportunity. This position also indicates resourcefulness. They are conscientious and are . thus creating many enemies. These people do not like waste and in extreme cases be come miserly. Negatively. taxes. Neptune or Pluto there will most likely be considerable psychic ability and great intuition. deep thinkers. these people are statesmanlike and conscientious.
They are generally adept at mathemat ics and science and often follow occupations involved with these. They are builders who can ac quire much if they are willing to work hard—they get nothing for free.1761 Astrology for Beginners Planets in the Signs /177 Saturn in Taurus If Saturn is well aspected. greedy. Many be come actors or other professions where there is a great deal of publicity and public notice. If Saturn is heavily aspected with harsh aspects. health or science research. and drive others just as hard. These people are reliable and humanitar ian. As parents. accountants. detail conscious. Some professions they are especially adept for are: banking. They tend to be frugal. when afflicted. These people typically do not take breaks—they work. effi ciency. and miserly. espe cially in areas of finance. Nevertheless. precise. unloving. Saturn. For all their efforts. they are often prone to heart trouble. Saturn in Leo Hard workers but they don't like to get their hands dirty if they can avoid it. In addition to all fields of entertainment. they often times never really have a satisfactory home life. These people have an insatiable need for recognition and for feeling important. Saturn in Cancer This is not the best position for Saturn. Some ad ditional occupations these people frequently pursue are bookkeepers. Physically. writers. They have well-disciplined. the person will likely be underhanded or prefer stealing or gambling instead of honest work. which makes it difficult for others to get along with them at times. hard working. they usually achieve something worthwhile for their efforts. tuiturn in Libra These people often marry late in life or else marry a terious person. judges. secretaries. perfectionist. As a result. The marriage often involves hard work and burdens. It often indi cates a childhood that was cold. bookkeeping or other reeord keeping. there can be losses or disappointments with fi nances or through children. even though it may cost them heavy indebtedness They prefer to work alone and like to work around the home. Lawyers. They often pursue two jobs at the same time. logical minds and are good at problem solving. these people are patient and steady and have practical management ability. On rare occasion. arbitrators often have this Sat in n placement. investments. and teachers. At about age 29 these people seek a career that will provide them with fi nancial and domestic security. work. They are thorough and well organized and in sist on clear communications. full of problem* that leave emotional scars. This is a powerful position for Saturn and liequently indicates attainment of great wealth and high honors. neat. insurance. Saturn in Virgo Some keywords here are: practical. They need to develop a sense of humor. If Saturn is heavily afflicted. Saturn in Gemini Quick mind and quick hands are indicated here. They often work in medi cine. patient. one of these people will be dishonest or lazy. research ers. Often these people become gloomy and austere. or business management in general. Worry and overwork often lead to health problems. they are strict disciplinarians. If Saturn is not well aspected. in all signs tends to produce . work. They live by rules. these people take their home life seriously and work hard to have n home. accuracy. they can be stubborn. they also like speculative investments.
sales work. Whether they use honest. often in religion. they make good leaders who are humane and warm. task masters This is definitely a leadership placement unless the rest ol the horoscope docs not support it. taxes. they are self-righteous. Being a tax accountant in a corporation is an example. In extreme cases. responsible. If dishonest. fair methods or underhanded. understanding. they can be selfish and domineering and demand that oth ers follow their rules. Negatively. Positively. If poorly aspected. or championing some humanitarian cause. appear to be cold and calculating to others (although they may not be that way at all in their hearts). Saturn in Scorpio There is a strong desire to have authority and a hard drive to attain their ambitions. friendly. Uranus's house . They generally are intelligent and also have self-discipline. or shiftless bums. insurance. and are willing to help less fortu nate people. this one also has ambition and the de sire to be in charge. matters concerning property of others. or education.278 / Astrology for Beginners Planets in the Signs 1179 some sort of criminal behavior. and have good judgment. hard working. bestowing strong ambition for power. Saturn in Sagittarius These people have deep concern over their personal reputation. URANUS Uranus spends about seven years in each sign. They like to be regarded as an authority in some way. they are humble. In any case. If Saturn is well aspected. Often these people choose politics. Saturn in Capricorn Saturn is strong here. they either are m-lfless workers. As with all Saturn positions. depending on Saturn's ii'ipects. linked too strongly to the past rather than living in the present. Covered here a i e a few keywords for potential individual traits associ ated with the Uranus signs placements. These people have tlv personal drive to overcome just about any adversity. they are honest. it tends to produce fewer or less serious criminal activity. in Libra. but will most ni suredly have a great fall. Often these people have difficulty coping with the present. politics. dishonest methods de pends on Saturn's aspects. If Saturn is well aspected. they can be dictatorial. They tend to gravitate toward businesses dealing with finances. they can be paranoid and worry to excessiveness. If tin' person is honest. As a le'iult. Saturn in Aquarius Often these people gravitate toward organizations because they need to work with groups of people. its sign placement is more indicative of a generaH»HI of people than it is of individual traits. most often they want jobs that deal with the public such as clerk in a store. and Pisces is the karmic sign. As employees. the person may succeed for a while. If poorly aspected. strict disciplinarians. neuroses. they can overcome much of the drawbacks that go with this Saturn placement. demanding. philosophy. If they learn to avoid so much introspec tion. Together they can give a person difficulties such as: fearfulness. They are fanatical about their principles. However. science or business as their profession They are usually stern. success is almost assured. to get ahead in the world. They can be hard taskmasters. and slave drivers. Saturn in Pisces Saturn is the karmic planet.
Uranus in Aquarius Powerful position for Uranus. weeks truth. Sometimes have great difficulty getting along in marriage or other kinds of partnerships because they often are not willing to accept mutual responsibility. extreme eccen tricity. making it difficult to get along with them. astrology. . Uranus in Aries Impulsiveness. Interest in electronics and ac counting. Fill their homes with gadgets and electronic items. At times. Uranus in Gemini Restless. Uranus in Virgo Original. insisting on having their own way. ideas with regard to work Probably many changes in employment. Uranus in Cancer Dislikes parental authority. Intolerant of laziness. Likes to do away with the old and re place it with something new. Sometimes poor relationships with brothers. Develops new concepts in art and theater. impractical. and strange thinking patterns.1801 Astrology for Beginners Planets in the Signs /181 placements are much more individualized than its sign placements as you will see in the next chapter. can l>e overambitious. tactless. temper. Sometimes they can be ex tremely stubborn. Somelimes violent temper and will do whatever they feel they have to do (including being destructive) to achieve what they want. In some cases. prefer ring to set their own rules. May be interested in communal living. Sometimes violent. Sometimes they are skeptics or ag nostics. Strong willpower and strong desire for inde pendence. usu ally working within groups. Uranus in Libra Seeks to change existing laws. sisters. and neighbors. Continual struggle to overcome the past and evolve to a higher spirituality. Uranus in Leo Strong willpower and creative ability. Uranus in Sagittarius Strong desire to integrate science and religion with I lie occult. Dislikes conformity. Curious about foreign cultures. Uranus in Pisces Seeks liberation from the past. Often have telepathic ability. fanatical. Like unique architec ture. yet practical. Deep concern for humanity. Powerful emotions. Uranus in Capricorn Strong ambitions and desire to succeed. Sometimes er ratic health problems. Reformers. •Inmetimes they are impractical or even deceptive. Intuitive insights. sometimes stubborn. Sometimes moody or erratic behavior. Uranus in Scorpio Uranus in Taunts Determined. Much psychic sen sitivity. ' jninetimes they try to avoid facing unpleasant situations. Sometimes gifted artistic and musical talents. sometimes eccentric.
Additionally ere been very little time to study Pluto '••cause it was only discovered in 1930. Neptune in Scorpio Loose morals. Sometimes suffer from selfdelusion. Neptune in Taurus Visionary insights.1821 Astrology for Beginners Planets in the Signs/183 NEPTUNE Neptune spends about 13 years in each sign. Pluto's house placement is quite important in indi vidual charts as you will see in the next chapter. Social responsibility. Neptune in Virgo Sometimes psychosomatic illness. Neptune in Libra: Blind conformity without evaluating the worth of the matter. Neptune in Gemini Active imaginations. Neptune's house placement is much more in dividualized than its sign placement as you will see in the next chapter. Neptune in Aquarius Highly developed intuition and clairvoyance. Dwells too much on unimportant matters. Clairvoyance.ac. „ ^ n t ycle through the ">d. PLUTO . Neptune in Sagittarius Neptune in Capricorn Karmic reckoning. h a s b p i a c e m e n t f a ] U S p e n d S 2 8 y e a r S t o m a k e o n e c thoroS . Its sign placement is definitely indicative of "asses of people rather than individuals. High spiritual development. Sometimes preoccupation with money and possessions. As a re sult its sign placement is more indicative of a generation of people than of individual traits. Neptune in Aries Spiritual creativity. Sometimes overly sentimen tal. We will not it -••npt to define the influence of Pluto's s £ n ^ ements with regard to individuals. Sometimes superficial values. A few individual poten tial trait keywords are given here for Neptune's sign placements. Sometimes spiritual pride and egotism. Neptune in Cancer Strong psychic abilities. Neptune in Leo Strong artistic talents. Neptune in Pisces Healing ability.
and a desire to rule rather than lead. Ambitious. Sun in Tftird House Achievement through mental accomplishments. the person might earn a living in the theater (or some other Leo pursuit). there may be squandering of money. sisters. if the Sun is in Leo. Brothers. Great ability to overcome illness. these people can be snobs. 185 . there can be egotism. excessive pride. Strong will and great energy and vitality. De[iire for travel. If the Sun is afflicted. For example. Sun in Second House This shows how the person will likely earn and spend money by the sign the Sun is in while in the second house. If afflicted.12 Planets in the Houses SUN Sun in First House Powers of leadership. These people want to feel important and will work hard to achieve it. Not easily swayed by others. If the Sun is af flicted with harsh aspects. and neighbors play an im portant role in these people's life.
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Sun in Fourth House These people are proud of their homes and their heri tage. Early life is usually a struggle with prosperity com ing late in life. Strong interest in land and natural re sources. If afflicted, inability to get along with parents or rules his/her own household as though it were property rather than people. Sun in Fifth House Great love of life and creative expression. These peo ple are highly competitive and strive to be noticed. They gravitate toward the theater, arts, sports, and musical ca reers. They love children but often have none or very few of their own. Sometimes can be egotistical. They have happy, optimistic dispositions. They are intense lovers. Sun in Sixth House Delicate health and not good recuperative powers. These people seek distinction through their work and through service to others. If the Sun is afflicted they may experience long periods of unemployment which can be harmful to their self-esteem because they identify strongly with their work. Sun in Seventh House These people must have close personal relationship;! Marriage is extremely important to them. If the Sun is well aspected, they will attract good mates and will have n good marriage. If afflicted, they attract the wrong type of mate for them which can lead to a difficult marriage, These people can be good salespersons. Sun in Eighth House Great interest in life's mysteries such as death ami life after death. With good aspects, this Sun placement con
foretell of inheritances. With poor aspects, it foretells of litigation over money matters. Sometimes this Sun indi cates that the person will gain recognition or honors after death but not during their lifetime. Sun in Ninth House There is great interest in spiritual matters, religion, law, philosophy, and higher education. Foreign travel is often indicated, in some cases, these people are bigots, condescending, and narrow minded. Sun in Tenth House Great ambition to achieve positions of power and authority. Usually these people are dignified and will work hard to succeed. Managerial ability goes with this Sun position. If afflicted, there can be dictatorial behavior. Sun in Eleventh House Usually these people have many friends. They are in terested in occult matters. Often they desire group leader ship. These people are humanitarians. If the Sun is aflllcted, there is a tendency to dominate others. '<nn in Twelfth House These people direct their thoughts and energies in ward rather than outward. They spend much time in self i imtcmplation. Often they seek work in asylums, hospi tals or other large institutions. By serving others, they find lnlfillment. If the Sun has harsh aspects, there can be extn-ine shyness or neurosis. MOON Moon in First House Highly impressionable; sometimes psychic. They de-
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sire personal recognition and seek approval from others. They are fond of food and sometimes are overweight. They allow themselves to be greatly influenced by other people. Moody and changeable. Moon in Second House Good business ability. Strong need for financial secu rity. They often work in businesses dealing with food, real estate or domestic goods. Moon in Tftird House Prone to daydreaming and flights of fantasy. Much mental dwelling on unimportant matters. Gets bored eas ily. Much activity with brothers and sisters. They regard neighbors as being part of their family. Strong imagina tions. Moon in Fourth House Strong Moon position. Family relationships ex tremely important and influence all other aspects of the person's life. Mother especially is a strong influence. If the Moon has harsh aspects, the home life can be quite un pleasant. Moon in Fifth House Romance is a big thing for these people, and they often become emotionally dependent on their romantic partner. There can be family interference in romance. If the Moon has harsh aspects, these people are prone to gamble or speculate impulsively. Moon in Sixth House Unstable health. Sometimes psychosomatic illness, Prone to be hypochondriacs. Many changes of employ* ment unless the Moon is in a fixed sign. These people like pets and small animals.
Moon in Seventh House These people find emotional fulfillment through marriage or other relationships. Often they marry a father or mother figure. Moon in Eighth House Intense emotions and psychic sensitivity. Sometimes loo much sensuality. Moon in Ninth House Strong spiritual and moral values, especially with re gard to family and home life. These people's beliefs are based on emotion and feelings rather than on fact or logic. Moon in Tenth House Often come from families with high standing in the community. Careers are often influenced by women. A l most always, this Moon position foretells of prominence In public life. These people are driven by a need for recog nition and prominence. Moon in Eleventh House There is a great need for friendships. They like peo ple around all the time and function best in groups. They have many acquaintances, but most are likely to be super ficial. Their own emotions are influenced by what other people think. Moon in Twelfth House The past is a great influence over these people. Many have psychic ability. They are shy and their feelings are easily hurt. If the Moon has some harsh aspects, there can he neurosis and loneliness. If the Moon has many harsh rt'ipccts, it signifies mental illness and probable institu tionalization because of it.
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MERCURY Mercury in First House These people are aware of everything around them. Logical minds. Talkative and often write a great deal. Usually very intelligent. They excel at being able to ex press themselves. They make good physicians, writers, secretaries, and scholars. Competitive. Mercury in Second House Business ability in all areas of communication. Pre occupation with money. Generally these people have original ideas. Mercury in Tliird House Generally superior intelligence. Very strong interests in all sorts of communication. Much short distance travel ing. Spend much time writing letters. Good problem sol vers. If Mercury has harsh aspects, there can be difficulty with contracts and agreements. Mercury in Fourth House These people often work out of their home. Often their parents are well educated. They will likely have n large personal library in their home. Earth sciences interest them. They may even be writers dealing with environmental problems. These people often lead a nomadic life, roaming from place to place. Many time* they live in trailers. Mercury in Fifth House Here you find playwrights and drama critics. Force> ful and dramatic speakers and writers. They like ment.il games. This is a good placement for school teachers, espo daily for the primary grades. If Mercury is afflicted, the
person would be wise to avoid speculation in the stock market or similar financial speculation. Mercury in Sixth House Methodical, efficient people who usually pursue highly specialized work that involves exacting attention to detail. Favorable for science, engineering, and medical careers. Mercury in Seventh House Adept at working and communicating effectively with other people in a partnership or cooperative type of work. They make good mediators and counselors. They need marriage partners who are intelligent and well edu cated. Mercury in Eighth House There is interest in matters dealing with death, in heritance, taxes, insurance. These are usually secretive people. They love intrigue. These people never forget a wrong performed against them. Their own death is often caused by respiratory diseases or by disorders of the nerv ous system. Mercury in Ninth House There is much interest in law, religion, philosophy, rind higher education. Much interest in foreign cultures and travel. Good position for lawyers, especially trial law yers. Also good position for professors and teachers. If Mercury is afflicted, there can be opinionated snobbery. Mercury in Tenth House Good organizers and planners. Leadership ability, excellent position for all work dealing with the public.
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Many politicians and writers have this Mercury in their natal chart. Also a good position for publishing, lecturing, teaching professions. Mercury in Eleventh House These people are interested in group communica tion. They function at their best in concert with others; there are no "loners" here. Most often they have some af filiation with astrology, humanitarian causes, scientific investigations, and various occult matters, in extreme cases, they are eccentric and impractical. Mercury in Twelfth House They make decisions based more on feelings than on facts or logic. These are shy people who rarely say what is really on their mind. There can be great psychic ability and awareness. If Mercury is afflicted, there can be mental illness or neurotic behavior. VENUS Venus in First House Love of beautiful clothes. These people are charm ing, have poise and grace, and are friendly and likable. In a woman's chart, this indicates physical beauty. There can be talent in various art forms. Usually indicates a happy childhood. Venus in Second House Love of wealth and the things wealth can buy. Love of beautiful material objects in general. These people seek wealthy partners or those with social status. Women are usually extravagant. Men usually spend too much on their women friends. These people are usually able to get the help they seek.
Venus in Tliird House Good communicators. Much travel, especially short distance. Love of literature. Often they communicate through newspapers or other published means. Venus in Fourth House Love of home and family life. They like to entertain in the home and cook for their friends. Home is usually a place of beauty. Much happiness through their parents and usually inherit from the parents. Love of gardening. Venus in Fifth House Love of life. Romance is vitally important to them. Optimistic. These people are often talented in the per forming arts. Usually these people are well liked. Deep love of children, and their children are likely to be quite at tractive and talented. Venus in Sixth House Love of work. Social and romantic opportunities through their work. Harmonious relationships with co workers and boss. Like to work in beautiful, pleasant sur roundings. These people sometimes are clothing design ers. Deep affection for pets and small animals. Venus in Seventh House Love of personal relationships. Get along very well with other people. They usually marry at a young age and most often have good marriages. They rarely end up in court. Venus in Eighth House Extremely intense emotions, which can easily get out of control and develop into jealousy or possessiveness. in general, this is not a good placement for Venus. This does,
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however, indicate financial gain through marriage and/ or inheritance. Venus in Ninth House Love of religion and philosophy. Often there are long journeys primarily for pleasure. Most likely will meet their romantic and social contacts through churches, uni versities, or in foreign countries. Relationship with in laws is usually harmonious and profitable. Venus in Tenth House Great social ambition. Most often will choose a pro fession related to the arts. Will seek marriage to someone who has social status and/or wealth. Good relationships with employers and other authorities. Much success in dealing with the opposite sex. Venus in Eleventh House Marriage partner is met through group activities. Many warm friendships through group activities. Many friends of the opposite sex. These people almost always achieve their hopes and dreams. Venus in Twelfth House Love of solitude and peace. Secret love affairs. Shy ness that can lead to loneliness or frustration in romantic situations. Feelings are easily hurt. Great compassion for the troubles of others. MARS Mars in First House Self-confidence. Courage. Leadership ability. Ay, gressive. Great energy and stamina; these people can ac complish twice as much as most people. These people mo
participants in life—not bystanders. Often the men are physically rugged. If Mars is heavily afflicted, they will likely be combative or even violent. If there is selfdiscipline, these people usually achieve high goals. Mars in Second House These people strive to achieve financial gain.They prefer to be in business for themselves rather than work for others. They will fight to protect their possessions, but will readily give away possessions to gain favors from others. If Mars is afflicted, they are often dishonest and will pick fights. These are competitive people. Mars in Tftird House Mentally alert and quick thinking. Sometimes very assertive, hence they make good newspaper reporters or commentators. Tendency to jump to conclusions without sufficient facts. These people often work with machinery in various fields of communication or in the transporta tion industry. If Mars is poorly aspected, they can be reck less drivers who have little concern for other drivers. If heavily afflicted, they can be argumentive, have trouble with contracts, or get along poorly with brothers, sisters, and neighbors. Mars in Fourth House These people like to dominate the home and family, often causing quarrels and unpleasantness. They are do lt-yourself repairmen at home. Often these people work hard to improve the environment. Strong constitution and much energy even in old age. If Mars is heavily afflicted, there is danger of fire, theft, and accidents in the home. Mars in Fifth House These people vigorously pursue love, sex, pleasure,
Mars in Twelfth House These people are secretive in order to avoid opposi tion from other people. These people need to be open and honest. These people have no patience for lazy workers. which gains them much resent ment from others. business. Mars in Seventh House These people are aggressive and choose aggressive marriage business and marriage partners. In extreme cases. With Mars afflicted. If Mars is heavily afflicted. There is aggressiveness with other peopled money. Mars in Tenth House This is a powerful position for Mars. They can ac complish much if Mars is not afflicted. Mars in Ninth House These people are crusaders. quently become sales persons or public relations persons. Their friends are almost always aggressive and masculine or behave in a masculine way. They gravitate toward work in large institutions where they can lose their identity. mechanics. Fire and brimstone evangelists are typical of this Mars placement. Mars in Eleventh House These people are aggressively involved with group activities. a violent one if Mars is afflicted. Mars in Sixth House These are hard working skilled people who usually have a profession that requires the use of tools or machin ery. there are usually criminal ten dencies. equipment operators.196 / Astrology for Beginners Planets in the Houses / 197 and games. Also with heavy afflic tions. Often indicates sudden death. Mars in Eighth House Emotional intensity and strong desires. There is execu tive ability. strong desire to achieve high goals. there can be out of wedlock pregnancy. etc. Military. these people will most likely die. This placement produces revolutionaries if Mars is heavily afflicted. trying to sway others to their way of thinking. They often condemn those who have beliefs different from theirs. There is danger of be¬ I ng incarcerated in prison or institutions if Mars is heavily afflicted. mechanical en gineers. They like to work with children because it gives them a sense of power and authority. especially sexual desires. in the company of friends or could be the cause of a friend's death. championing some cause. and political leaders often have this placement. They like adventure and for eign travel. thus often achieving success. Sometimes there is psychic ability. there can be sudden re versals of fortune. usually due to unethical or dishonest dealings. there is danger that their own children may expe rience death or serious accidents. If afflicted. If Mars is heavily afflicted by harsh aspects. and they are always aggressive. Some examples: surgeons. If Mars is heavily afflicted. Athletes often have this Mars placement. . Frequently they are narrow-minded and overly aggressive. their quest for power is pursued with no regard for right or wrong. These people frc. much initiative. there will be serious disagreements with business partners and likely divorce from marriage partner. they are in danger of injury in their work and should exercise ex treme caution at all times. They back up their beliefs with action. If Mars is afflicted. or be seri ously injured. These people very frequently become famous (or notorious in some cases). promoting social reform.
travel. real estate. helpful. confi dent. Jupiter in Seventh House Good fortune through marriage and business part nerships. There is happiness in romance unless Jupiter is afflicted. Their own children are usually quite fortunate and achieve honors. There is some possibil ity of becoming obese. There is like lihood of inheritance from other family members. family members can be a burden and cause large expenses. friendly. Businesses associated with this place ment are: hospitals and institutions. especially in later years. publishing. Jupiter in Eighth House Death is usually peaceful and due to natural causes unless Jupiter is badly afflicted. writing. Often these people are clergy or have other positions associated with religion. They like travel. religion. They are especially adept at various healing skills (both mental and physical). trustworthy. law. joint finances. Jupiter in Second House Exceptional business ability and good fortune in money matters. public relations. They often marry someone with money or social status. Jupiter in Ninth House These people generally seek as much education as they possibly can. These people are always protected. these people are interested in sports and the arts. These people are well liked and respected for their work skills. food. These people are kind and friendly. Often the home is large and there are many family members. These people usually gain through inheritance. If Jupi ter is heavily afflicted. and social organizations. philosophy. psychol ogyJupiter in Titird House There is interest in publishing. Christian Science practi tioners are typical of this Jupiter position. religion. There can be laziness and a holier-than-thou attitude if Jupiter is afflicted. education. well liked. or insurance. and often these people become teachers and counselors for children. communications. Jupiter in Fourth House Harmony in family life. popular. They are attracted to businesses associated with death and taxes. dignified (especially in later years). Usually come from good families. domestic products. and negotiating. kind. and both long ' distance and short distance travel. but the person usually will not be seriously hurl. There is abil ity in sales. Jupiter in Fifth House Great fondness for children. teaching. If Jupiter is badly afflicted. . They are usually very understanding. If Jupiter is afflicted by Mars or Uranus. truthful. especially foreign. Jupiter in Sixth House These people strive to make a practical contribution to society.398 / Astrology for Beginners Planets in the Houses / 399 JUPITER Jupiter in First House These are the boy scouts and girl scouts—honest. there is danger of accidents while travel ing. optimistic. In addition to education. There is leadership ability here. especially in education. Other professions are likely to be in publishing or educa tion. even when things look grim. There is good relationships with siblings and neighbors unless Jupiter is afflicted. the money will be frittered away. help will come in the nick of time. Good fortune in the last half of life.
these people have a "rough row to hoe" . Sattirn in Tfiird House These people often seek careers where science or mathematics are involved because they have methodical. Generally kind and well liked. re mote. They are always frugal.2001 Astrology for Beginners Planets in the Houses / 201 Jupiter in Tenth House Success and prominence in the profession in the later part of life. They may have problems with their siblings or neighbors if Sat urn is afflicted. Saturn in Second House These people must work hard for a living. pray. these people often become con fined to their home either by choice or by necessity. disciplined minds. If Saturn is poorly aspected. Their home and family often impose heavy bur dens on these people. especially in later years. Jupiter in Eleventh House Involvement with group activities. They have a good chance of ac quiring wealth in the latter part of their life. to feel secure and they consciously work to have that security. There is a tendency to dwell on fan tasies. frustrations. they will gain very little. this Jupiter brings help in times of crises. There is much professional ambition. SATURN Saturn in First House These people usually appear to others to be cold. Jupiter in Twelfth House These people often give their time and money quietly behind the scenes to charitable causes. They are. humorless. how ever. If Jupiter has many harsh aspects. They must have a home. which is always their goal because they have a deep seated fear of poverty. or study. If Saturn is well aspected. and sometimes miserly.usually a harsh childhood. very serious minded and hard working and can he loyal friends. They do need to learn to love and to lighten up to achieve happiness. • these people may themselves become charity cases or in mates of institutions. These people are usually generous and willing to lend a helping hand to friends and organiza tions. they will most likely achieve financial suc cess (wealth). If well aspected. especially hu manitarian and charitable organizations. Some times there is psychic ability. These people have good reputations and often have positions in the public domain. hostility. If Saturn is heavily afflicted. and excessively cheap. Often there is emotional isolation or separation from family members. and then only for business purposes. They also like se clusion where they can meditate. Saturn in Fifth House Women with this placement can have difficulty in giving birth. They are not prone to travel very much. the person may lack a sense of responsibility and will probably use friends for their own personal gain. These people are usually shrewd in business and get their money's worth. Career choices often concern the entertain- . If Jupiter is badly afflicted. for all their hard work. and reliability. This position also confers a great deal of protection for the person. These are good managers and executives. practical. Saturn in Fourth House In their later years. or nothing. continual obstacles in their path through life. honesty.
harshly aspected. and honors when Saturn is well aspected. religion and travel. Saturn in Eleventh House These people seek out others who are powerful and influential in order to advance their own interests. serious minded people. and may even become impo tent or frigid due to emotional blocks. in which case they have unsatis factory relationships. If Saturn is afflicted. Saturn in Seventh House This is a strong Saturn placement that bestows a strong sense of responsibility and justice. they often have disappointment in love. mechanics. but may suffer from chronic illness if Saturn has harsh as pects. will be enduring if Saturn is well aspected. do not like or get along with children. will be for business. If Sat urn is well aspected. pub- lishing. corporate finances. Their own personal travel. URANUS Uranus in First House These people cannot stand routine work or a routine lifestyle. excitement. This is a good placement for politicians and business executives. public recognition. They gravitate toward friendships with older. The marriage. Saturn in Tenth House This placement promises great success. Then tend to remain in the background and hide themselves in large institutions either as workers or as inmates. Saturn in Twelfth House These people rarely get recognized for their work or contributions. achieve ment. skilled. They are health conscious. They are respected by their co-workers unless Sat urn is harshly aspected. They often have secret enemies who work to bring about their downfall. They often have romances with older persons. science. however. hard working people. or anything requiring pre cision and attention to detail. Saturn in Sixth House Efficient. and fraught with problems if it is . they are prone to be narrow-minded. medicine. insurance. and sometimes politics or business management. They must have constant change. They work in and through groups and organizations. they will most likely be involved in litigation or other problems in these same areas. . they can be successful in handling other people's money. If Saturn is badly afflicted. They have high standards and tend to follow conven tional lines of thought and behavior. They seek seri ous minded partners and usually marry later in life. serious. If Saturn is heavily af flicted. stocks and investments. schools. Saturn in Eighth House They often fear death and can have dreams and psy chic experiences that disturb them psychologically. depending on whether Saturn is well aspected or poorly aspected. It also promises public disgrace and a fall from the heights of achievement when Saturn is afflicted or when the person fails to conduct him/herself with integ rity. law. Saturn in Ninth House Their business is likely to deal with teaching. or other type partnerships. They have analytical minds with a bent toward engineering.202 / Astrology for Beginners Planets in the Houses / 203 ment industry. rarely for pleasure. in heritance and taxes.
love life is unstable unless Uranus is well aspected. or scientific fields. and con stantly change their opinions. there will likely be anti-social behav ior. and if Uranus is well aspected they have superior intelli gence or genius. Other people are con fused by their unpredictable behavior. they are tall. They often have sudden changes in fortune—rags to riches and vise versa—de pending on how Uranus is aspected. Uranus in Ninth House They have unorthodox views and interests such as . and via an acci dent if Uranus is afflicted. restless. They are borrow ers and lenders. They use the home for meetings for occult activities or other group meetings. Usually they have harmonious relationships at work. Uranus in Eighth House There is much interest in the occult and psychic mat ters. impractical. preferring to dig out the facts for themselves. and often they possess considerable psychic ability. electronics. They have little regard for the opinions of others. or unusual in some way. they arc fidgety. they don't pay their debts and have conflict about it. There will most likely be many sudden changes of residence. If Uranus is afflicted. unpredictable. Their children can be extraordinar ily gifted if Uranus is well aspected. and divorce is fairly com mon because these people want freedom and independ ence above all. they will have explosive relationships with co-workers. and will often quit a job if they are not satisfied with their co-worker relationships. unconventional. and scientific works. and they have very little regard for secu rity. Frequently they earn money with inven tions. This placement often produces writ ers of astrological. There are sudden romances that terminate just as suddenly. Uranus in Fifth House: In general. Uranus in Tfiird House: Exceptionally intuitive people who often receive ideas and information through sudden insights. Uranus in Sixth House These people gravitate toward high technology fields in occupations such as programming and engineer ing. Freedom is extremely important to them. They cannot stand to have a partner who they feel out shines them. They seek intellectual and unusual friendships. Their relationships with people are at either of two extremes: extremely close or superfi cial with rapid turnover of people. Uranus in Second House: They have an unconventional sense of value. If Uranus is afflicted. occult. but can have abnor malities or peculiar problems if poorly aspected. If Uranus is heavily afflicted. often earning money in unusual ways. Uranus in Fourth House: There will be lots of gadgets a nd electronic devices in their home. Uranus in Seventh House Long term marriage is rare. If Uranus is afflicted. suddenly making or losing money. Parents and family do not have a strong. a skewed behavior that swings to extremes (never in moderation). Their death is most likely to be sudden. They tend to be eccentric. Their finances are unset tled. and their home life will be unusual. strange. More often than not.204 / Astrology for Beginners Planets in the Houses / 205 and adventure. bind ing effect on these people. Romantic partners are eccentric.
because it will most likely result in self-delusion. If Uranus is afflicted. They usually have nicknames or pseudonyms. they can be neurotic and suffer delusions. they will probably suffer treachery from persons they thought were friends. If well aspected. If Neptune is afflicted. tendency to drift aimlessly through life with no achievement or success. If Uranus h afflicted. reincarnation. There can be nerv ous disorders. especially if Neptune is afflicted. There Is strong emotional ties with the home and parents. and their finances will be a mess. Neptune in Second House These people are idealistic about money and often donate their money to spiritual and humanitarian causes. hyp notist. often as writers. if Neptune is af flicted. They want total freedom in their job with no one telling them what to do. they will be lazy. There may be many job changes and difficulty in getting along with those in authority. confusion. If poorly aspected they may belong to fanatical cults and espouse views that are worthless and impractical. artists. scientific. They are often extravagant. especially later in life. near the water. They spend much time in introspection and meditation. Uranus in Eleventh House These are definitely humanitarian people who are truth seekers and who have no respect for tradition or the status quo. Neptune in Tliird House They have very intuitive minds and good visualiza tion ability. Uranus in Tenth House Their political views are ultra-liberal or radical— never conservative. composers.206 / Astrology for Beginners Planets in the Houses / 207 astrology. electronic. these people have highly developed intuition and clairvoyant faculties. They frequently use their intuition to amass large sums of money only to let it slip through their fingers and mysteri ously disappear. They are usually unwilling to be bound to just one relationship. they may even depend on others for sup port. They are prone to sudden changes of fortune. They often join secret organizations and they prefer to work be hind the scenes where they are not noticed. day dream. Uranus in Twelfth House They are highly developed psychics if Uranus iti heavily aspected with favorable aspects. occult. If Neptune is afflicted. or strange religious beliefs. Some typical occupa tions would be: movie or television camera person. NEPTUNE Neptune in First House These people must avoid the use of drugs and alco- hoi. and astrology fields. and in extreme cases it can result in possession by an un desirable astral entity. and learning difficulties. they are prone to fantasize. or would like to live. If Uranus is well aspected they can be highly spiritual and philosophical—a guru for example. They like humanitarian group activities. Neptune in Fifth House Their children will likely be intuitive and very sensi- . They have leadership ability in hu manitarian. Fre quently one of the parents is psychic. They gravitate toward occult subjects. impractical. and can have inspired mystical visions. musicians. Neptune in Fourth House They live.
themselves. If Neptune is well aspected they can possess healing ability and other psychic abilities which they use beneficially. an appreciation of art. health foods. spiritual healing. They usually have a strong psychic link with their marriage partner. or fraudulent circumstance-! surrounding death. at the very least. there can be problems concerning income tax fraud. Often they are able to communicate psychically with animals. Often they remember previous incar nations and are able to bring forth wisdom from those pre vious experiences into the current lifetime. If badly aspected. Neptune in Tenth House Intuition plays an important role in their chosen ca reer. These people are very impressionable. idealistic friends and group associations. They prefer privacy. If Neptune is well aspected they will usually achieve honor in their work. Astrologers. If Neptune In afflicted. If Neptune is afflicted. They are most interested in medicine. they become misguided in their spiritual beliefs and practices. and the stock market. they will achieve dishonor. psychiatrists frequently have this Neptune position. or other close relationships. Neptune in Seventh House These people have great intuitive awareness of oth ers and thus are greatly affected by the moods and feel ings of others.208 / Astrology for Beginners Planets in the Houses / 209 tive. Then' is often strange things going on with regard to their part ner's money such as secretive things or deception. and other kinds of healing. they may be hypochondriacs or mentally ill. Neptune in Twelfth House A strong intuitive link with cosmic consciousness. If poorly aspected. If Neptune is af flicted. insurance fraud. art. business. and mis guided use of their innate psychic ability. Neptune in Eighth House There are usually psychic tendencies. they must use great care in selecting friends because there is an excellent chance of their friends being deceptive and even becoming enemies. Also. Neptune in Ninth House There is an interest in cults and mystical organiza tions. If Neptune is afflicted. they have mental confusion. there can be much unemployment and unreli ability. Neptune in Sixth House Work is a spiritual experience for these people. If I'luto is conjunct the ascendant and heavily aspected there . clergy. if afflicted. If Nep tune is afflicted. neurosis. These people more often than not have artistic and musical talent. have great intuitive insight and ar tistic expression in music. illegitimate children. Neptune in Eleventh House Unusual. and they have a special interest in communicating with the dead. They are generous and helpful to their friends and have a close spiritual rapport with them. it is often better if they never marry or have children for there can be great psychological prob lems. PLUTO flu to in First House These people are so extremely individualistic and iton-conforming that it is very difficult to get along with them in marriage. and broken families. They.
and lawyers. or inheritance. they can be religious fanatics who try to change everyone to their own way of thinking. they will most likely be greedy and self ish. Sometimes there is interest in the occult. undercover agents. If Pluto is afflicted. They have great strength and resourcefulness in a crisis. Pluto in Tenth House These people are leaders who have strong will power and a drive to succeed. sometimes alienating other family mem bers. Usually these people have strong willpower. Also if afflicted. Pluto in Eighth House They have powerful wills. Pluto in Fifth House These people have much creative power which can be expressed through art or love. and are likely to lose money if they indulge in speculation. They have no tolerance for hypocrisy.220 / Astrology for Beginners Planets in the Houses 1211 are strong clairvoyant and psychic abilities. psy chologists. If Pluto is afflicted. often they have talented children. they can be very difficult to work with. sometimes combined with considerable psychic ability. and sometimes mining. Pluto in Sixth House People who work on government atomic energy pro jects often have Pluto in this position. and they are in danger of accidents during travel. etc. other people's money. geology. causing them to lose friends and probably getting them involved in litigation over money matters. In marriage or other partnerships they tend to be attracted to strong willed. They are highly opinionated and will not change their minds unless strong factual evidence con vinces them that they were wrong. taxes. Pluto in Fourth House These people tend to dominate their own home ami domestic life. Often their quest for money involves other people's money. If Pluto is afflicted. Pluto in Third House These people have scientific ability and much mental resourcefulness. If Pluto is af flicted. Pluto in Ninth House Strong spiritual leadership ability is evident here. They are interested in the earth. When they travel. They know how to wield power . They are secretive and often deal in secret transactions. If Pluto is badly afflicted. they tend to sexual exccsscn and will dominate or be dominated by their romanllt partner. they seek to improve their work and working conditions. they will have problems with insurance. This is a good position for judges. it is most often for secret or strange reasons. diplomatic couri ers. Pluto in Second House Powerful drive and ambition to get money and other material resources. dominating types of people. they may be overly severe to ward children. which usu ally develops late in life. This would be a good position for spies. P/»ro in Seventh House These people have a tendency to dominate or be dominated by others. If Pluto is well aspected they will have considerable resourcefulness in achieving wealth. Whatever they do. Other professions may be junk and salvage or secretarial. thus causing employment problems.
There is talent in art and music. Sun conjunct Mercury This gives great mental energy and power. Alternates between being passive and aggressive. there is danger of de structive psychic forces. but if the conjunction is too close (less than 4 degrees generally) I here is danger of mental burnout. tend to be self-serving leaders and extravagant spenders. The only major aspects that Mercury and Venus can have with each other are a conjunction or a sextile. However. They express themselves well. they become dictatorial and put their personal gain ahead of everything else. Pluto in Eleventh House They have the ability to be successful leaders of groups if Pluto is well aspected. or neurotic prob lems. If badly afflicted. Sun conjunct Venus They love life and are usually optimistic and cheer ful. if Pluto is afflicted. Pluto in Twelfth House This is a strong occult position. secret enemies. 213 .212 / Astrology for Beginners wisely and effectively. 13 The Aspects CONJUNCTIONS NOTE: The only major aspect the Sun can have with either Mercury or Venus is a conjunction. These people are usu ally unable to see themselves as others see them. conferring great in tuition and understanding of life's mysteries when Pluto is well aspected. Sun conjunct Moon Person combines concentration with impulsiveness. Sometimes a little conceited. If Pluto is afflicted.
Enthusiastic. sympathetic people who are concerned about doing something good in the world. . Sun conjunct Neptune This also is a psychic aspect. They often affiliate them selves with religious or educational causes. Can usually win others over to their way of thinking or doing. these people often seem to be eccentric and unpredictable because they act suddenly. . healthy people who rarely get sick. Moon conjunct Venus Usually successful in love. Sun conjunct Ascendant These are strong. they feel and act with emotional inten sity. Sun conjunct Uranus To others. Sometimes they are overly sensitive to criti cism. Whatever they do. Moon conjunct Mercury They spend much thought concerning their families and home life. Emotional at tachment to home and family. Tendency to be aggressive and self-assertive. They gain only by hard work—nothing comes easy or for free. This is because they can see and understand things that others do not readily perceive because these people have well developed innate psychic ability. Often these people are geniuses. They are attracted to pub lic life or politics. Sun conjunct Saturn They have great self-discipline which they need be cause they encounter many frustrations. depending on the rest of the horoscope. Women with this aspect display their creativity through culinary skills or in beautiful clothing. Powerful people who are the masters of their lives and environ ment. Moon conjunct Mars Prone to fits of anger. They can be dangerous enemies because emotion blinds them to common sense. Sun conjunct Midheaven These people exert great influence through their ca reers and personal reputations. They are usually trustworthy. They express their emotions through art or beauty. temper tantrums in children. They under stand cosmic law and power and know how to use it. Generous and optimistic. they gain some sort of fame.214 J Astrology for Beginners Tlie Aspects / 225 Sun conjunct Mars This confers great willpower and courage. giving the person enormous energy and power. They attract good luck. They can be genuinely inspired or be self-deluded. They make good diplo mats. Moon conjunct Jupiter These are generous. More often than not. Sun conjunct Pluto This is an extremely powerful psychic aspect. and if they do get sick they recuperate rapidly. decisively and with power. Their actions are based more on emotion than on rea son. Sun conjunct Jupiter Pleasing personalities.
Mercury conjunct Mars These people love controversy. and their childhood experiences have an exceptionally strong influence on them throughout life. engineers. politicians. Mercury conjunct Jupiter They are usually broadminded and confident. They can make good reporters. clergy. Mercury conjunct Saturn This aspect bestows a disciplined mind that is logical and precise. Their family life is often quite unusual. In extreme cases. and there often are religious and spiritual tendencies. humorless. Moon conjunct Midheaven Usually these people are in the public eye and are popular. They work hard and leave no stone unturned in their quest for success. They also make good architects. They tend toward occupations where they can influence others through their mental abilities and speaking abilities. debates. and natural diplomatic ability. lecturers. Too often their emotions are strongly linked to the past and to memories rather than to the present. Often these people are connected with a family business. Sometimes they have prophetic dreams. These people also have mathematical and scien tific talent. Moody. grace in expres sion in both speech and writing. Mercury conjunct Venus This aspect bestows literary talent. Moon conjunct Neptune These people tend to be psychic. politicians. thus driving people from them. Moon conjunct Uranus These people gravitate toward strange and unusual experiences. This position favors entertainers. and businesses that deal with homes or domestic prod ucts. They have keen. There can sometimes be gain through wealthy women. They are good planners. Good intuition and imaginative powers go with this aspect. Often they pursue careers In electronics. and mental challenge. and sometimes . draftspersons and related professions. There can be artistic or musical ability. They tend to be overbearing. They usu ally are hard. they can be fickle. thus it is a more favorable position for women than for men. teachers. Quite often there are psychic tendencies. They have strong wills and intense feelings. or in their family's life. They are practical and have common sense. and seem to have no joy. Moon conjunct Pluto They deliberately precipitate drastic changes in their .216 / Astrology for Beginners The Aspects 1217 Moon conjunct Saturn These people are usually regarded as wet blankets because they are dour. They are highly impressionable. Moon conjunct Ascendant These people tend to appear to be feminine and have feminine behavior. Their minds are ex ceptionally quick and original. making them naturals for politics. self-disciplined workers. They love to ex press themselves. they have sudden changes or emo tional swings and are unpredictable. They are very independent. energetic minds. Mercury conjunct Uranus These people are often geniuses. competi tion. For example.
spiritual love that borders on being divine. Mercury conjunct Midheaven Most often their profession will be in some field of communications such as newspaper work. Mercury conjunct Ascendant These people have exceptional intelligence. Venus conjunct Mars Basically. or various sorts of clerks. Sometimes they are hard to get along with. Often they confuse friendship and romantic love. especially for music. They often have psychic ability. They tend to talk too much. In its highest expression. it is raw sexual exploitation. and they love to bring joy to others. scientists. this is a sensual aspect. etc. The nega tive side borders on perversion. and they use their willpower and penetrating minds to get to the bottom of things. Mercury conjunct Neptune These people are dreamers. They have powerful imaginations. secretaries. Venus conjunct Pluto The positive side borders on being divine. librarians. they often become extremely depressed. radio announcer. it is a generous.2181 Astrology for Beginners The Aspects 1219 too independent. this aspect bestows a pure. and opera. They love to delve into secrets and flush out the truth. however a strong Saturn in the chart negates this. Other favorable occupations are teachers. Photography is often a good profession. harmony. and in extreme cases live in a dream world to the exclusion of reality. it foretells of romantic dreamers who are a burden to others and who are often unreliable and decep tive. they can be overbearing. drama. Mercury conjunct Pluto These are truth seekers. Venus conjunct Uranus They have sudden attractions and shifts of affection. Their love life is almost always in a state of flux and change. If these people feel they are unloved. Venus conjunct Neptune At its highest expression. loving outpouring of help to others. Practical and gener ous. or hobby. Venus conjunct Jupiter This can bring so much ease and good fortune into the person's life that they become lazy and unappreciative. Venus conjunct Ascendant This aspect bestows physical beauty and attractive- . Sometimes they can be deceitful. free-lance writer. these people have a strong sense of justice. Seldom can they devote their love to just one person. In some cases. These people arc usually quite generous. for these people. work for the telephone company. and fair play. This is a good aspect for detectives or other type investigators. it bestows high quality talent for music and the arts. In its most base ex pression. At its lowest expression. bringing out the best qualities. They use logic in all their thinking processes. physical love desires. Venus conjunct Saturn An excellent aspect to have in a chart. This aspect does bestow generous amounts of talent. It bestows passion. which sometimes annoys others. artistic expression of love or sexual connotations.
and they never accept "NO" for an answer. they just make people angry. It also confers grace. especially healing abilities. and criminal tendencies. but optimistic up to a point. drug reactions. This aspect favors military careers. Mars conjunct Saturn Unless this conjunction is well aspected by other planets. Mars conjunct Jupiter These people believe in themselves. and they leave their mark wherever they go. They are basically leaders. Mars conjunct Midheaven These people are highly ambitious and they desire to become important and prominent in their professional lives. In poorly developed people. and harmony. They can accomplish a great deal if they master the art of diplomacy. Their very nature puts a great strain on their nervous system. Mars conjunct Neptune This aspect confers susceptibility to poisoning. energy. They relentlessly pursue whatever goal they consider to be worthwhile. They are goal oriented. Mars conjunct Ascendant These people are forceful and aggressive. They have no fear of death or danger. willpower and courage. Jupiter conjunct Saturn This aspect comprises opposing forces—the opti mism and ease of Jupiter with the gloom and hardship of Saturn. this conjunction will bestow destructive . Venus conjunct Midhcaven These people seek to improve their status. They have courage. This aspect especially favors those who work in the arts or in public relations. endurance. sometimes to the point of being fanatical about it. charm. Political and military careers benefit from this aspect. Sometimes they are socially aggres sive. Otherwise. Women sometimes promote their careers by charming those in authority. They tend to plunge into things without giving it much forethought. and resentment. If badly aspected. These people almost al ways have strong psychic abilities. They have a great amount of energy and enthusiasm. and infectious diseases. unac ceptable means. and they expend great en ergy to achieve their goals. This aspects carries with it a pro pensity for accidents. sustained . the person becomes infatuated with their own attractiveness. there will be anger. In ex treme cases.2201 Astrology for Beginners The Aspects / 222 ness. but usually lack good judgment. Mars conjunct Uranus These people arc rebels and revolutionaries. These people do have excep tional capacity for hard work. there will likely be violent and criminal behavior. and courage. Mars conjunct Pluto This aspect bestows more than a normal amount of power. The usual result is that the person must shoulder heavy burdens throughout life but has an element of help and protection when the going gets the roughest. Sometimes they have lofty goals that are unreal istic. and usually by drastic. They seek to change things suddenly. violence. They are ticrious minded.
With integrity. Jupiter conjunct Pluto This aspect confers the ability for intense concentra tion and strong determination to achieve goals. This aspect favors those in business. Often their work will be of a secret nature. being con fined to an institution. and sciences. They usually like to travel. and those in the field of education. and morbidity.222 / Astrology for Beginners The Aspects / 223 disappointments can kill their optimism. and creative. Usually the goals are to improve and benefit self and others. they will most likely be overweight. and those engaged in secretive work. Often they promise more than they can deliver. a serious nature. it can be stow all sorts of difficulties such as depression. Jupiter conjunct Midheaven These people have an excellent chance of attaining prominence. Saturn conjunct Pluto These two powerful planets combine to endow the person with the ability to perform work that will have farreaching and long lasting effects. producing genius or near-genius intelligence thai is practical. they will be a success and achieve honor. This aspect favors administrators and judges. Uranus conjunct Neptune This conjunction occurs about every 171 years and oasts its influence on a whole generation of people rather than on individuals to any great degree. If the conjunction is af flicted. it confers good power of concentration. It favors musicians. Saturn conjunct Ascendant This aspect indicates difficulties in early life. and usually a strong sense of responsibility. These people usually oppose the traditional or established way of doing things. These people possess much personal power. They enjoy serious studies such as mathematics. artists. Saturn conjunct Neptune If the conjunction is favorably aspected. often ac companied by lack of self-discipline and lack of practical ity. These people have much to offer the world. . Saturn conjunct Midheaven These people almost always will rise to high posi tions in life regardless of whether they have integrity or not. astrology. Without integrity they are guaranteed a great fall. They have great imagination. If afflicted. clergy persons. It con fers reliability. the ability to perform hard work. It does confer good imagination and originality. original. Jupiter conjunct Uranus This aspect brings sudden and unusual benefits and advantages to the person. lawyers and associated law professions. Jupiter conjunct Ascendant These people have self-confidence and optimism • with the ability to inspire others. Some times there is considerable psychic ability. Jupiter conjunct Neptune There is a tendency for extreme idealism. Saturn conjunct Uranus Disciplined Saturn has a stabilizing effect on erratic Uranus.
They tend to get along well with family and parents. They have leadership ability. it confers practicality. TRINES Sun trine Moon Bestows harmonious balance in the person. Their in tuitive powers are highly developed. Sun trine Uranus These people have strong wills and the ability to tap Into cosmic consciousness. Their best bet is to engage in professions that require creative imagination such as photography. If the conjunction is afflicted. and astrology.224 / Astrology for Beginners The Aspects 1225 Uranus conjunct Pluto This occurs about every 115 years. ambition. In individuals. but there can be sudden changes in professional reputation. Professional hyp notists are favored by this aspect. it can confer some psychic abil ity. there is danger of public disgrace. Sun trine Mars Bestows good health. and a conservative dis position. good concentration powers. They work well with children and have self-confidence and optimism. Pluto conjunct Ascendant This aspect confers willpower and stamina and con siderable psychic awareness. These people do not waste anything. painting. Sun trine Jupiter This confers the same attributes as Sun trine Mars. hon esty. In addition. Pluto conjunct Midheaven This aspect all but guarantees public notice—fame or notoriety. and willpower. leadership ability. acting. courage. affecting an entire generation. Neptune conjunct Pluto This aspect influences society in general in a subtle way to help them raise their consciousness to greater heights of love and understanding. quality about them. Often these people study and practice astrology. . physical strength. science. enthusiasm. They often gain fame and high po sitions. They insist on having per sonal freedom and will not tolerate interference from oth ers. music. In addition. physics. Uranus conjunct Midheaven This aspect favors occupations in electronics. Neptune conjunct Midheaven These are not stable employees. depending on the rest of the horoscope and the individual's choices. success. They can have a "hypnotic". and honesty. decisiveness. it bestows good fortune. Sun trine Saturn Self-discipline and good organizational ability go with this aspect. Uranus conjunct Ascendant These people are alert and individualistic. and psy« chology. Insures good health and good recuperative powers. It is so subtle that it may go unnoticed in individual horoscopes. Neptune conjunct Ascendant Very definitely confers psychic ability.
willpower. They are shrewd in business. They also have great courage and de termination. They combine action with imagination. They often have careers in psychology. . Often they are interested in astrology and have some psychic ability.2261 Astrology for Beginners The Aspects/227 creativity. Moon trine Ascendant These people express their emotions in a construc tive way. conservative. They will fight for what they believe to be right. are cautious. Often they gain wealth through inheritance or through their own business acumen. Good astrologers often have this aspect. Moon trine Mars Controlled. These are usually spiritual people who express themselves in music. They have very good memories. Moon trine Neptune This provides a considerable amount of psychic abil ity. religion. Sun trine Ascendant Favorable aspect for a good marriage or partnerships in general. This is a favorable position for all occupations in public life. Moon trine Mercury This aspect bestows common sense and good busi ness ability. and parents. It also bestows femininity and beauty. Moon trine Pluto Tremendous personal power and emotional control go with this aspect. Sun trine Pluto These people have exceptional powers of concentra tion and an excess of energy. The aspect gives much energy. They are good communicators and often con duct business over the phone or by mail. Sun trine Neptune Good intuition. Sometimes they have leader ship ability. selfconfidence. Moon trine Saturn These people have dignity and a sense of responsibil ity. constructive emotions. or giving spiritual guidance. and optimism. Sun trine Midheaven This gives leadership ability and increases the per son's chances of significant success in their career. This is a good aspect for the performing arts. honest. There usually is some artistic ability and good taste in gen eral. They are original and energetic. Moon trine Jupiter These people are devoted to their home. Moon trine Uranus These people are unconventional and have strong imaginations. and personal magnetism. They have good organizational ability. family. Moon trine Venus This aspect confers a pleasant disposition and good voice quality. They also conduct themselves harmoniously in marriage. art. They have expansive imaginations. and have common sense.
Some times they appear to be shy or too serious. Their mind is well organ ized. Otherwise. These are forceful. They usually have very good manual dexterity. A great deal of in tuition is present. Venus trine Saturn These people are usually sharp in business. pleasing disposition. politics. These are not crowd followers they form their own opinions. Mercury trine Mars This aspect confers great mental energy. mental con centration. Often they enter law. quick. and exacting work appeals to them. Mercury trine Uranus These people are especially suited for investigation or research work. Mercury trine Neptune This aspect bridges the logical mind with the spiri tual mind to confer ability in both areas. and mental endurance. Mercury trine Ascendant These people are quite adept at influencing others. A good memory goes with this aspect. intelligent minds. It also favors writers of detective and mystery sto ries. They have sharp. Venus trine Jupiter In a horoscope that is generally weak. It also enables the person to deal successfully with people in positions of authority. Mercury trine Saturn These people are loyal friends. Venus trine Mars This aspect is favorable for happiness in marriage and romance. the military. They are fun loving and usually have sex appeal. There usually is some creative po tential here. This is an excellent aspect for physicists and those working in the nuclear energy field. These people express themselves forcefully and harmoniously. They are also loyal friends and are good marriage partners. Mercury trine Midheaven These people will excel in any profession that makes use of their excellent mental and communication abilities. These people have integrity and are honest. They usually like to travel. this aspect con fers laziness because things come too easy to the person. this aspect confers harmony and an optimistic. or any profession that can give them opportunity for lead ership. dra matic speakers. Mercury trine Jupiter This gives a quick mind that is tolerant and absorbs information effectively. It is also an excellent aspect for the study and practice of astrology. Often artistic ability is present.2281 Astrology for Beginners The Aspects / 229 Moon trine Midheaven This aspect favors a good marriage and domestic life. Mercury trine Pluto There is great mental ability to delve into the deepest subjects and understand them. Venus trine Uranus Sudden good fortune (financial especially) is associ- .
They are skillful. Venus trine Neptune These can be creative geniuses. They have creative ability. Mars trine Pluto These are ruthless fighters who give no quarter to de fend what they believe to be right. harmony. and charm. and utilizing innate psychic abilities. business. and have strong willpower. and manage rial abilities. . These are bubbly. daring. charm. Venus trine Ascendant This aspect confers grace. energy. They are resource ful and original. and have great willpower. They usually have cool tempers and are dignified. They are very romantic and are attracted to un usual romances or lovers. Usually they are popular and have good mar riages. Venus trine Midheaven Beauty. common sense. People who work with liquids often have this aspect. Jupiter trine Uranus They do not like rules or constraints. Mars trine Midheaven They work hard to satisfy their ambition to climb the ladder of success in their profession and to take care of their family. and grace play a vital role for success in their occupation. It also gives honesty. Mars trine Saturtt These people are shrewd and work hard to satisfy their ambitions. Mars trine Jupiter This aspect bestows constructive action. and in tegrity.230 / Astrology for Beginners The Aspects / 231 ated with this aspect. sensing danger. Venus trine Pluto These are definitely romantic people who have strong sex drives. decisive. Mars trine Uranus They are outspoken. They have a great deal of sex appeal and have no difficulty in attracting romance. fun loving people. especially in music and art. endure hardships or even face danger. Mars trine Neptune This aspect confers a keen sensitivity that enables them to detect insincerity in others. some favorable public recognition is guaranteed. If a performing artist has this aspect. Sometimes these people are genuine geniuses. they put their religious beliefs into action in the finest sense of the word. They live life dynami cally and have unbreakable willpower. attractiveness. They have an intense emotional nature and often fall in love at first sight. often pioneering new methods of doing things. If they are religious. They are able to bear heavy responsibilities. and have nervous energy which can be difficult for others to deal with. Mars trine Ascendant These people are active. Jupiter trine Saturn This aspect bestows financial. and enthusiasm. they desire un restricted freedom.
have self-confidence.232 / Astrology for Beginners The Aspects / 233 Jupiter trine Neptune This is primarily a psychic aspect. They are skillful analysists. constructive attitude. and never act impulsively. Uranus trine Neptune This aspect lasts many years and affects an entire generation of people. Saturn trine Ascendent: They have a dignified and conservative demeanor. Its affects are hardly noticed in individual charts except for a tendency toward psychic matters. Neptune trine Pluto This aspect lasts a very long time. In individual charts it confers an in terest in life after death and reincarnation. or leaders of groups. They arc enthusiastic. Uranus trine Midheaven They usually work in "unusual" fields and achieve success. mathematics. If married. their marriage will be stable. They are original and have much will power. In individual charts it confers an in terest in occult matters such as astrology and psychic phe nomena. Uranus trine Ascendant Often these people are clairvoyant or intuitive. astrol ogy. They prefer to live near the water and away from urban centers. Usually they have harmonious marriages. sometimes fame. They work tirelessly to achieve their goals. Jupiter trine Pluto This aspect confers tremendous creative power. Usually they have a close rapport with their marriage partner. They can focus their concentration. Saturn trine Uranus This aspect is favorable for careers in science. affecting an entire generation. Religion and law are favored by this aspect. They have consid erable willpower and are practical. which often comes suddenly and unexpectedly. Neptune trine Ascendant They have well developed intuition. Uranus trine Pluto This aspect lasts many years and affects an entire generation of people. They are natural leaders who inspire others. They are usually trustworthy. and have goodwill toward others. Saturn trine Neptune These are good organizers who work best behind the scenes or in secretive type work such as investigation. Saturn trine Pluto Often these people have a karmic mission to fill. they often appear to be intriguing or mysterious. which enables them to achieve much through meditation. Jupiter trine Ascendant This gives an optimistic. Good aspect for managerial positions. which also adapts them to working with investments. Jupiter trine Midheaven They usually rise high in their profession due to their constructive attitude. . To others. conferring the abil ity to interact with cosmic consciousness.
They are enthusiastic and creative and they express their energy harmoniously. Sun sextile Pluto Great willpower. They make strong. and leadership ability are associated with this aspect. Sun sextile Neptune This aspect confers good imagination and visualiza tion powers. will power. They often appear to be stern. Sun sextile Mars Energy. they rarely have any serious harm come to them. They also have good memories. decisiveness. Sun sextile Jupiter This aspect gives a great deal of protection to the per son. cleanliness and good hygiene are associ ated with this aspect. Pluto trine Ascendant This confers strong will power and excellent powers of concentration. and exceptional endurance are the marks of this aspect. Moon sextile Venus This is favorable for all matters associated with mar riage and home life. These people are good communica tors. SEXTILES Sun sextile Moon This aspect endows popularity and a harmonious marriage. They are quite sensitive to other people's emotions. They also have leadership ability. They often live near water. They love animals. These people easily make friends with the op posite sex. Sun sextile Saturn These people are methodical and practical. Sun sextile Midheaven They express themselves well in their profession.234 / Astrology for Beginners The Aspects 1235 Neptune trine Midheaven They use their excellent intuition effectively in their profession to solve problems and to deal with their superi ors. having much patience and self-discipline. resourcefulness. . They inspire others. The aspect also be stows courage and ability to endure hardship. Pluto trine Midheaven These people seek leadership positions in their pro fession. but they are loyal friends. Sun sextile Uranus This aspect favors inventors because they have per ceptive minds and much willpower for creating things that others arc unable to do. They usually have a close rapport with their parents. and optimistic and usually love to travel. Sun sextile Ascendant This is a good aspect for a good marriage. These are magnetic people who inspire others. These people are also generous. confident. farsighted executives. Moon sextile Mercury Neatness. They are affectionate and are usually popular.
and they usually know how to use it in the most spiritual and way. practical. Mercury sextile Mars These people plan what they are going to do. They love to travel. Moon sextile Saturn These people are level-headed. Mercury sextile Neptune This aspect favors photographers and writers. Mercury sextile Saturn This is the premier aspect of the well disciplined mind. between them and others in general. They also have sharp minds. religion. To other people they often ap pear to be dull. They often get sudden flashes of knowledge or inspiration that enables them to solve prob lems. Sometimes their mother is an unusual per son. If is also favorable for a harmo- nious home life. Moon sextile Neptune Psychic ability definitely comes with this aspect. Often they work in secret or on secret projects. honest. Moon sextile Ascendant This confers harmony within self. philosophy. They leave nothing to chance. Mercury sextile Venus Grace in behavior. frugal. These people can intuitively sense what other people are up to. Mercury sextile Uranus Quick. These people attract good things to themselves. They have a great deal of energy. Moon sextile Midheaven This confers harmony in the workplace with co workers and supervisors.236 / Astrology for Beginners The Aspects 1237 Moon sextile Mars These people will fight to protect their family and home. inventive minds with a good memory are marks of this aspect. and a calm disposition are marks of this aspect. Mercury sextile Pluto These people are able to express themselves power- . skill in speech and writing. and generally possess integrity." They are cheer ful. and they know how to take advantage of it. they are efficient and productive. Moon sextile Pluto These people do not have a lot of "clutter" in their life. practical. Moon sextile Uranus These people can quickly spot an opportunity. and thinks things through thoroughly. They have many female friends. and then they do it. They use their minds to create the reality they want. and optimistic. Moon sextile Jupiter These people have a "green thumb. Thus. Mercury sextile Jupiter This aspect is concerned with intellectual pursuits. and education. Their mind is precise. especially in law. and within marriage.
Venus sextile Uranus These people fall in love suddenly and marry sud denly. Mars sextile Jupiter These people are rarely lazy. These are forceful people. They are undefea table. Mars sextile Saturn Endurance and fortitude are the keywords here. efficient. Venus sextile Ascendant These people have grace and harmony in their selfexpression. fast action. These people are usually happy and full of energy. com fortable life. Venus sextile Mars This aspect promotes harmony between the sexes. and will power. Often they are mis sionaries or engaged in some religious activity. hence they are not easily fooled. They are popular and have many friends. They find contentment both at home and in their profession. bringing them good fortune. Venus sextile Saturn This aspect confers exceptional artistic skill. They also are good plan ners. Any professions that re quire exceptional imagination and superior energy need . Often their marriage seems to be preordained. They work strenuously to help others who are unfortunate. In a weak horoscope. They ' tend to be formal in their conduct. They are frugal and have good judgment in the use of money. Mars sextile Uranus These people know exactly what they want and they go after it with courage. Venus sextile Pluto This aspect favors creativity in music or art. They have strong will power. Mercury sextile Ascendant This aspect bestows the ability to communicate ex ceptionally well with others. Venus sextile Midheavcn These are natural diplomats. Mercury sextile Midheavcn Their ability to communicate well enables these peo ple to do well in their profession. Venus sextile Neptune Keen artistic imagination go with this aspect. There is a balanced blend of discipline and energy to pro duce practical. these people are likely to be lazy and rely on help from others. and tireless workers.2381 Astrology for Beginners The Aspects / 239 fully and effectively. Mars sextile Neptune These people can see through the motives of others. These people are usually quite popular. Sometimes they are peacemakers between warring factions. Venus sextile Jupiter This aspect bestows good fortune and an easy. Usually their marriage and friendships are good. Some times they become wealthy. and they are always generous with others.
Saturn sextile Uranus These people know how to take original or "off the wall" ideas and apply them in a practical way. and organization. Sometimes they use their home as the base for their professional activities. and tremendous energy. Jupiter sextile Ascendant Good fortune in marriage and in dealing with the public is indicated here. gaining them popularity in their professional dealings. reliability. sense of responsi bility. and impersonal. Often they are lucky in sudden. They usually have excellent reputations. unexpected ways. Mars sextile Pluto The keywords here are great courage. They are respected even though they appear to be cold. self-discipline. and enthusiasm and Saturn's constrictiveness. They like tradition. . loyal friends. Saturn sextile Midheaven These people. The rest of the horoscope must be strong for this aspect to have much influence in the person's life. They are truthful. Saturn sextile Ascendant The keywords here are integrity. Jupiter sextile Saturn This aspect confers a balance between Jupiter's expansiveness. Jupiter sextile Pluto Often this aspect signifies wisdom and insight. if they work in an established organi zation. Mars sextile Midheaven This is a favorable aspect for both domestic and pro fessional matters. Saturn sextile Neptune They have the ability to discipline and focus their great imaginative powers in order to produce practical re sults. iron will power. practicality. They have great insight. Jupiter sextile Neptune These people often have great imagination but fre quently lack the common sense to know how to use it. Mars sextile Ascendant These people earn respect because they are open and direct in their dealings. optimism. good organization. Jupiter sextile Uranus These people make good astrologers. They know how to arouse enthu siasm in others. Jupiter sextile Midheavcn These are honest and generous people. enabling them to be successful promoters for whatever enterprise they are involved with. They are kind and altruistic. Saturn sextile Pluto These people know how to use power wisely. caution.240 / Astrology for Beginners The Aspects 1241 people with this aspect in their natal chart. very serious disposition. They tend to be gushy and overly sentimental. will move up through the ranks because their su periors have confidence in them.
They want too much too quickly. They are their own worst enemies because of their brash. Uranus sextile Pinto Individuals may have sudden intuitive flashes on how to bring about constructive changes. Neptune sextile Ascendant Clairvoyance or other extrasensory abilities usually accompany this aspect. Others find them interesting. Sun square Uranus This confers erratic behavior. If not. Neptune sextile Midheaven This confers excellent intuition in the professional life. affecting an entire gen eration. Others find these people to be charming and are drawn to them magnetically. Usually they are very extravagant and can fritter money away faster than they can earn it. They feel insecure. 7th. 4th. creating a life of hardship. Pluto sextile Ascendant Good powers of concentration accompany this as pect. and is usually not prominent in an individual's horoscope. thus antagonizing others. In this case there will be unusual scientific or psy chic abilities. enabling the person to sense and understand the sub tle and hidden things that are going on. Sometimes they de cide to get married suddenly. Uranus sextile Midhcaven Often they advance professionally through the help of friends. aggres sive behavior. If the person is strong. There may be artistic ability. Uranus sextile Ascendant These are unusual people who stand apart from the crowd. These people act decisively. and . Pluto sextile Midheaven Considerable professional skill and ambition are in dicated here. Sim square Jupiter They have an unrealistic view of themselves. They often entertain friends in their home.242 / Astrology for Beginners The Aspects /'243 Uranus sextile Neptune This aspect lasts many years. Sun square Mars These are argumentive people who try to achieve their goals by force. or their marriage ceremony may be a strange one. ' 10th). Neptune sextile Pluto This aspect has an extremely long duration and is not usually significant in individual horoscopes unless either Neptune or Pluto is in an angular house (1st. SQUARES Sun square Moon Creative self-expression is usually blocked by the person's family. Sun square Saturn This aspect puts a seemingly endless string of obsta cles in the person's path. impractical ideas. They usually have difficulty getting along with the opposite sex. Sometimes there are temper outbursts. this aspect builds character. it beats the person down.
Moon square Venus They trust their spouse or other partners too much. They do not get along with women. Sun square Neptune These people usually suffer from self-delusion and have a tendency to try to avoid responsibility. Usually they try to dominate others. which creates enemies. ill health. Moon square Mars This confers volatile emotions and temper. unhappy. and are eas ily "taken" for financial loss as a result. pessimistic. . They get involved in unwise romantic situations. Moon square Saturn These people are constantly "down in the dumps. Moon square Pluto These people do not like to be confined by anything. Moon square Neptune These people live in a fantasy world that is muddled and confused. with partners (including marriage). They often do not reap the rewards from their work due to their irrational behavior. These are classic bores who rattle on and on about nothing worth listening to. A black cloud seems to always be over their head. Drug and alcohol abuse are associated with this aspect. Sun square Midheaven Career and family life do not run smoothly. such as accidents. There can be psychosis or insanity. They often become social parasites. Moon square Mercury There is a tendency for problems with the nervous system or the digestive system. Moon square Jupiter These people are suckers for a sob story. They don't seem to know how to present their true self. Sun square Ascendant These people have difficulty dealing with the public. Sometimes they are just plain lazy. They are too aggressive with the op posite sex. Often they have an inferiority complex. depressed. and they conflict with each other. etc. and are taken advantage of by them. much to the agony of their listeners. catastro phes. Sun square Pluto These people are forceful and domineering. Often their life is plagued with misfortunes that occur suddenly. creating resentment in others. Foreign travel will likely bring them some sort of misfortune. Usually they do not get along well with co-workers or with their boss.2441 Astrology for Beginners The Aspects / 245 lack of self-discipline. they should avoid alcohol use. Because they have little control over their emotions. They fre quently have secret love affairs and get involved in scan dals. but also tend toward perversity and have sudden mood swings." moody. Moon square Uranus These people usually have ingenuity and great tal ent. etc. Sometimes they are just plain unlucky.
In some cases. others for sexual gratification only. Mercury square Neptune This confers absentmindedness and general mental disorganization. Moon square Midheaven They have emotional problems with parents or fam ily. They usually have good intentions. and be quite changeable. Venus square Jupiter Overindulgence and laziness are the keywords here. Moon square Ascendant Difficulties with self-expression are associated with this aspect. Mercury square Saturn Mental inhibition is indicated here. They can not keep secrets. make snap judgments. Venus square Mars Problems in romance and relationships are indicated here. As a result. They lack refinement in their social con duct. jump to conclusions. Un- . This can be dull ness. They want to force their way on others. including marriage. It also creates problems with all relationships. no imagination. Mercury square Midheaven They communicate poorly at home and at work.246 / Astrology for Beginners The Aspects / 247 be it a job. have one-sided reasoning. or be used by. and are argumentive. They will not accept advice from anyone. or pessimism. Mercury square Jupiter These people promise more than they can deliver. They have no appreciation for the true values in life. making it difficult for them to communicate well with anyone. They tend to use. etc. Mercury square Mars These people lack tact. These people absolutely cannot keep a secret. saying exactly what they think in a harsh manner regardless of whether it hurts someone. and are often morally corrupt. These problems spill over to interfere with their pro fession. Mercury square Pluto They have strong will power. They are brutally blunt. too wrapped up in unimportant details. As a result they have constant problems in their personal life and with the world at large. but usually use it in de structive ways. Mercury square Uranus A nervous disposition and harebrained ideas are in dicated here. laws. Mercury square Ascendant They express themselves awkwardly in speech and in writing. If they do not control their passions. a marriage. They attempt things beyond their capacity. Venus square Saturn Life is often exceptionally harsh for these people. narrow mindedness. they are dishonest schemers. They have great difficulty communicating clearly. causing further problems with their employer. They may be perverse. with the most serious problems occurring at work. they do not do well in jobs dealing with the public. great harm will come to them. but lack common sense.
have violent ten dencies that they display under the guise of seeking social justice. There can be anything from dishonesty in marriage. uncontrolled anger. Sometimes the person has no social grace. it indicates great courage. broken bones. Mars square Pluto This is a dangerous aspect because the person is in clined to use force to get whatever they want. . re bellions. Venus square Pluto There is a tendency to give in to overwhelming sex ual passions. and cal lousness are associated with this aspect. There can be fickleness with this aspect. such as wars. Mars square Saturn Physical hardships. such as writing or art. then the person will direct their sexual energy in some creative way. to homosexuality. Sometimes external events. regardless of what they have to do to obtain it. In heavily afflicted horoscopes there may be dishonesty or even criminal activity. and sexual abuse are associated with this aspect. Mars square Neptune Drug. and so forth. who espouse fanatical religions that often use vio lence against those who oppose them. and react suddenly without first exercis ing good judgment. dangerous conditions. Venus square Neptune Unwise use of affections and sex are keywords here. Military career persons frequently have this aspect. Mars square Ascendant These people may be bullies. violence. impulsive. such as war. Most likely they will not get along very well with their parents. They tend to be overly aggressive in their relationships with others.248 / Astrology for Beginners The Aspects / 249 fulfilled love and financial hardship are common. Mars square Uranus Death through accidents is a definite possibility with persons who have this aspect because they tend to be reck less. If Venus or Neptune are favorably aspected by other planets. dis rupt personal happiness. Venus square Midheaven Often the person finds both their job and their home life to be dull and unfulfilling. riots. alcohol. to perverseness. rather than in sexual misuse. In an other wise good horoscope. and often die a violent death. Marriage is likely to be moti vated more by material gain than by love. Venus square Uranus This aspect usually indicates divorce if there is a mar riage because these people will not sacrifice any personal freedom in order to make the marriage work. These people are attracted to violent situations. Mars square Jupiter This is a very destructive aspect that may be found in the horoscopes of those who glorify war. thus precipitating problems in the marriage. acci dents. Some times they are obsessed with a quest for wealth. Venus square Ascendant The person may be ultra-sensitive emotionally.
nor can their friends. They tend to be dictators and are oppres sive toward those who have different views than they have. Their life in general is filled with obstacles to happiness. Saturn square Neptune Fear of being inadequate and an inferiority complex go with this aspect. They need more humility and common sense. and if they do the odds are overwhelmingly in favor of a divorce. Saturn square Pluto These people often feel that they are carrying the weight of the entire world on their shoulders because this aspect brings heavy responsibilities and many disap pointments. Jupiter square Uranus These are restless people who constantly seek adven ture. Others tend to shun these people be cause of their peculiar behavior. Usually they cannot be de pended on to fulfill their promises. Jupiter square Saturn There are difficulties or misfortunes in business and financial matters. with problems at one place triggering problems at the other place.250 / Astrology for Beginners The Aspects/251 Mars square Midheaven There is generally strife both at work and at home. They also tend to spread themselves too thin. Jupiter square Midheaven These people have grandiose ideas about their own worth and their potential achievements. Various phobias are often connected with this aspect. Saturn square Uranus These people vacillate between conservative and radical behavior. Jupiter square Pluto These people don't hesitate to take the law into their own hands in order to change society to conform to their ideas. Jupiter square Ascendant Here you find the "holier than thou" people. if any. They have few. cold. Sometimes this is due to poor planning or poor judgment. They have difficulty in finding a marriage partner. Sometimes they lack confidence or fail to take the initiative at the right time. Jupiter square Neptune These are skillful talkers whose words are meaning less because they never back them up with constructive action. Sudden misfortune may occur to them. friends. unresponsive disposition. often through travel. They are usually Bohemian type people. There is also a tendency to get into trouble with the law. Saturn square Ascendant These people are excluded from social activity be cause of their sour. These usually are not nice or popular people. They tend to be lazy and live in a dream world while their real world crumbles around them. Saturn square Midheaven They have to work extremely hard to care for their families because heavy burdens are always on their shoul ders. Often their parents are a burden. .
They tend to not get along very well with supervisors or authorities in gen eral. Sun opposition Mars These people are extremely difficult to get along with because they always want to argue or fight. They rebel against authority—their boss. they are often "high strung. Divorce is almost a given. par¬ * ents. confused people who live in their own dream world. the person will be disorganized. Uranus square Ascendant These people are non-conformists to the extent that they create problems for themselves. in efficient. If either the Sun or Moon has a trine to any other planet. especially psychosomatic ailments or nervous con ditions. This tends to make individuals "set in their ways" and subject to nervousness. ." Uranus square Pluto This aspect lasts for years and is not prominent in in dividual charts unless Uranus or Pluto are otherwise strong in the chart. Individuals never feel secure no matter how much they have. unreliable. Neptune square Ascendant This aspect denotes unreliable. OPPOSITIONS Sun opposition Moon These people are born during the full Moon. They have the "hippie" syndrome. Uranus square Midheaven These people refuse to conform to any routine. they can develop health prob lems. Neptune square Pluto This rules corrupt social and governmental condi tions for generations.252 / Astrology for Beginners The Aspects / 253 Uranus square Neptune This square lasts for many years and is indicative of an entire generation. It usually is not prominent in indi vidual charts unless Uranus or Neptune are quite strong in the chart. Due to stressful relationships. There is no one alive today who has this aspect in their natal horoscope. lazy. Pluto square Ascendant A tendency for aggressive and antisocial behavior characterize this aspect. it will greatly lessen the effect of this full Moon stigma. and there is high likelihood of lawsuits. They change jobs and residences frequently for no valid reason. Neptune square Midheaven Unless the rest of the horoscope negates this influ ence. They are prone to di vorce because they are not willing to give up a little per sonal freedom in order to make the marriage work. which can give them difficulty in relationships with others. and sometimes dishonest. the government. deceptive. and they cause much conflict in the process. One good aspect to Neptune from some other planet is usually sufficient to negate this aspect. they even tually put a strain on their heart. Because they are continuously psyched up for doing battle. Pluto square Midheaven These people want to change things to suit them.
254 / Astrology for Beginners The Aspects / 255 Sun opposition Jupiter These people are much too optimistic. these people's life is often in danger. Often they are deceitful or dishonest. Sun opposition Pluto This is the classic dictator aspect—extremely over bearing. and a desire to transform the world in ac cordance with their personal beliefs. and the women tend to be unfeminine. They also tend to be irritable and tense. thus creating conflicts at work which usually spill over to the domestic scene. unpredict ability. Mothers neglect their children. They promise much. Moon opposition Venus Sexual excesses and dietary excesses characterize this aspect. undependability. Sun opposition Neptune This aspect bestows confusion and distorted under standing coupled with prejudices. Moon opposition Uranus Perversity. They do crazy things for no good reason other than because they felt like doing them. instability. forceful will power that demands others to do what they want. and irritability are marks of this aspect. Moon opposition Mars Alcoholism is common with this aspect. they usually marry late in life. They never shut up. making oth ers feel uncomfortable. They also tend to be irresponsible. sudden changes in mood. overly for mal and unable to establish friendships. and overeating in particu lar. They also cannot take criticism of any kind. Moon opposition Mercury These are prattling bores that everyone strives to avoid being around. if they even marry at all. and they never say anything worth listening to. They have diffi culty in getting along with employers (parental figures). and they tend to live in their own fantasy world. They tend to be waste ful. They also are all talk and no action. Domestic problems are common. Men neglect their wives. are associated with this aspect. but deliver little. Sun opposition Uranus It is difficult for others to get along with these people because they insist on everything having to be done their way. Often they do not have children of their own. even cold. As a result. Moon opposition Neptune Alcohol and drug abuse are common with this as- l . Moon opposition Jupiter Extravagance in general. leaving them depressed. Sim opposition Saturn It is difficult for these people to develop friendships because they are too stiff and formal. Sometimes they are showoffs or are just plain arrogant. The men tend to treat women poorly. Needless to say. Moon opposition Saturn Early childhood experience usually has a marked ef fect on these people. in their demeanor. There often are temper outbursts over insignificant things that can be followed by violence.
If they go to college. arrogant and conceited. Hypocrisy rears its head occasionally. which makes them unpopular. Venus opposition Mars This aspect signifies emotional problems in relation ships. smok ing is especially harmful to them. They love to find fault with others. short lived romances are common. Mercury opposition Saturn These are critical nags who see the dark side of every¬ ' thing. which causes them great mental tension and distress. the nature of their work can bring about their death. Mercury opposition Uranus These people tend to be blunt and tactless. Mercury opposition Jupiter These arc daydreamers who talk big. Sometimes they get involved in shady money making schemes. These people have such a sickeningly sweet behavior that it irritates others. stubborn. There are all sorts of emotional frustrations that go with this aspect.256 / Astrology for Beginners The Aspects / 257 pect. These people are easily hurt by other people's unkindness. They are inclined to respiratory disorders. Mercury opposition Mars These people are prone to argue at the drop of a hat. No one can make them change their mind no matter what. They are unable to see the other person's point of view. Venus opposition Saturn An unhappy marriage. . often of a sexual nature. They foolishly squander money. Many sudden. Their domestic life is often in shambles due to irre sponsibility and laziness. Venus opposition Neptune Drug and alcohol abuse often enter the picture here. Spying or detective work are sometimes associ ated with this aspect. Moon opposition Pluto Intense emotions cause problems in relationships with family and friends. but they may change their mind of their own choice dozens of times a day. there arc homosexual tendencies. eccentric. but don't fol low through. This is not a favorable aspect for a good marriage. There may be scandals due to secret love affairs or other secret involvements. Venus opposition Jupiter Marital problems may occur over religious matters. There are sometimes family quarrels concerning inheritance. and de pression often accompany this aspect. They tend to be narrow minded and highly opin ionated. In some cases. they will take some course of study that has no practical value once they graduate. Venus opposition Uranus Emotional instability is the keyword here. financial hardships. In extreme cases. Mercury opposition Neptune Deceit and scheming are tendencies common with this aspect. Mercury opposition Pluto These people often deal with secret or dangerous in formation. Many di vorces are common.
Jupiter opposition Neptune These people are generally unreliable and impracti cal. Mars opposition Saturn These people are frustrated. In extreme cases. criminal tendencies may appear. and are often under pressure to do more than they are ca pable of. Friends often become enemies. Suicide attempts due to disappointment in love is a definite possibility. but practice something else. There can also be difficulties in long distance travel and in foreign countries. In extreme cases they resort to extreme violence. They do not fulfill their promises more due to forgetfulness than to deliberate dishonesty. gases and fumes pose a serious danger to them. ag gressive action to cover-up their own fears and inadequa cies in relation to others. Mars opposition Uranus There is danger of a violent death with this aspect. These people are seldom happy. They will suddenly change courses or take off on trips with no rational reason. There is often involvement in dangerous or unstable situations. These people gen erally lack humility. Drugs. alcohol. Everything they do is self-serving. Jupiter opposition Uranus Money gets frittered away in unwise "get rich quick" schemes. They often take action without rational thought. Psycho somatic illness is fairly common.258 / Astrology for Beginners The Aspects / 259 Venus opposition Pluto There are uncontrollable passions here that can cause many problems. Jupiter opposition Pluto There is conflict with others because these people have persistent determination to indoctrinate others with their religious and philosophic views. Jupiter opposition Saturn Legal problems and lawsuits are probable with this aspect. such as prostitution. in order to make money is sometimes pre sent. and they use violent. Mars opposition Neptune Drugs and alcohol are dangerous for these people. Criminal involvement with sex. Their own ambitions are often thwarted by others. ' Mars opposition Pluto These people use power solely for selfish reasons. A violent death is common. Saturn opposition Neptune A persecution complex goes with this aspect. They also preach one thing. These people usually mean well. Unexpected events constantly thwart their progress. They often attract undesirable associa tions into their life. but they have no sense of reality. Saturn opposition Uranus These people work hard. Bad temper is common. They are zealous in promoting their own religion or philosophy to the point of alienating others. but have no common sense and are poor planners. Mars opposition Jupiter This is the aspect of the soldier of fortune. They .
It is ap parent in individual charts only if both planets are in an gular houses and are heavily aspected by other planets. Uranus opposition Neptune This long lasting aspect affects a generation of peo ple. They can receive or give cruelty. Neptune opposition Pluto This aspect involves a generation of people. Each house has certain basic attributes of a person's life that it rules. 261 . To interpret this interaction between the house and ruling sign. I'll give you an example at the end of this chapter. in which case they will behave in a manner quite different from their peers. Sometimes they must be institution alized or are plagued by hard to diagnose and cure psy chological problems. In individual horoscopes it can be involved with alco holism.2601 Astrology for Beginners do not trust anyone. 14 Signs on the House Cusps Whatever zodiac sign appears on the cusp of a house rules that house. Saturn opposition Pluto This aspect brings misfortune into the life. The following are two tables of attributes. Each sign has certain basic attributes that influence the house it rules. or neurotic be havior. simply combine the attributes of both the house and its ruling sign. Uranus opposition Pluto This aspect indicates a generation of people whose lives are disrupted by social and political upheaval such as war or economic depression. sexual involvements or excesses. one for houses and one for signs. that you can use for a quick ref erence when interpreting natal charts.
Work and activity behind the scenes. both as a child and in adulthood when you have your own home. Large animals. Secrets. Your conscious mind and thought processes. Clothing. Romance. Your true profession in life. Your material resources in general. Law and legal matters. Love. Your brothers. Hidden enemies. Service to others. Selfawareness and self-interest. Groups of people. Creative ability and creative urge. Open ene mies. Life and health to some extent. Honors. Institutions of all sorts. Income that you earn or acquire. Self-delu sion. Religion or other philosophical be liefs. Foreign countries and foreign travel (long distance travel in gen eral). Friends. Social and professional status. How others perceive you. Children. Sports. Public reputation. Gam bling and speculation. Your employees. Some psychic mat ters such as seances. Educational matters. Other people's money. Taxes. Domestic life in general. Your money and possessions. Your home. life. Insurance. sisters. Investigations. and dreams. Your re lationship with the government. Communications of all sorts. First House Your physical body and personality. Eighth House Second House Ninth House Third House Tenth House Fourth House Eleventh House Fifth House Twelfth House Sixth House . Your wishes. Relations with others. Small animals. Death. Dreams and some psychic experiences. out of the public eye. and neighbors. hopes. Ambi tions. Inheritance. Mental activity in general. Publishing and printing. Sex ual matters. Your health. Working conditions and tools.262 / Astrology for Beginners Signs on the House Cusps / 263 Table 1 House Attributes (Continued) HOUSE ATTRIBUTES (See Chapter 7 for more extensive detail) Seventh House Marriage and other partnerships. The end of any matter. Short distance travel and accidents during travel. En tertainment and parties.
Stubborness. Strife. Secretiveness. SIGN ATTRIBUTES Aries Action. Analysis. Institutions of all sorts. Cold ness. Intense emotions and desires. Pride. Need for public recog nition. Much discrimination. Short distance travel. Enjoyment. Possessiveness. Never gives up. Honors. Much communication of all sorts. Jeal ousy. Details. Lack of discrimination. Self-discipline. Long distance travel. Deter mination. Work. Much mental effort expended. Scorpio Taurus Sagittarius Gemini Capricorn Cancer Aquarius Leo Virgo Pisces . Perfectionism. Psychic matters. Caution. Activi ties behind the scenes. Sometimes meanness. Philosophy. Expensive tastes. Desire for status. Criti cal and flaw seeking. Service to others. Independence. Ambition. Moodiness. Extreme sensitivity. Effi ciency. Fair ness. Tempermental reactions. Vindictiveness. Good fortune. Reliability. Enthu siasm. Seriousness. Scientific and electrical methods. Possessiveness. Slow to change. Romance. Re finement. Craftsmanship. Sick people. Joint enterprises. gam bling. Inventiveness. Coercion. Combativeness. Optimism. Overly romantic or idealistic. Impulsiveness. Business. Leadership. Fraud. Friends. Abundance. Drugs. Much originality. Understanding. Profit. Humanitarian. Forced changes. Sudden changes and events. Sympathy. Health. Balance. Flamboyance. Secrecy. Slow but steady progress. Associa tion with food. Public ambitions. Diversity. Hard work. Beauty. For eign matters. Humor. and speculation. Much intuition or psychic insight. Responsibility.264 / Astrology for Beginners Signs on the House Cusps / 265 Table 2 Sign Attributes (Continued) Libra Partnerships. Dynamic when aroused. Games. Artistic talents. Frugality. Freedom. Te nacity. Fatalistic attitude. Domestic matters. Opti mism. Much energy. Harmony. Chil dren. Uncon ventional.
AH that remains now is for you to compile an inter pretation. In figure 1. It all fits neatly. analysis. Thus 267 . Look up all of these as pects in Chapter 13 and write them down. Look up "Leo" and "First House" in Chapter 14 and write them down. Here is how. planet by planet until you have written down all the interpreta tions. trine Saturn. conjunct Mars.266 / Astrology for Beginners Here is an example from figure 1 to illustrate how to interpret the sign influence on a house cusp. doesn't it? Play around with it in your own chart. service to others. self-help. 15 Putting It All Together Now you have had your basic training in natal astrol ogy. For example. work. specializing in non-fiction. perfectionism. You know the language. 4. The second house pertains to how I will earn my money. This means I will work at an occupation that employs these traits. you will see (in this spe cific chart) that writing ability appears several times. Neptune is also con junct the ascendant. square Venus. flaw seeking. I am a professional writer. details. how-to books. house by house. You know how a natal chart is constructed. It is an excellent way to learn astrology. Neptune is in Leo in the 1st house. 2. Virgo defines the parameters of craftsmanship. Look up "Nep tune in Leo" in Chapter 11 and "Neptune in First House" in chapter 12 and write them down. using the natal chart in figure 1: 1. All of the Virgo traits are abso lutely necessary for success in earning money in this pro fession. 3. The 1st house cusp has Leo on it. Proceed around the chart. Now read over all you have written. Virgo is on the second house cusp. and efficiency. You have chapters of reference data to refer to in order to compile a natal chart interpretation that cov ers many salient facts. and widely square Jupiter. You will see patterns forming.
but I want to at least familiarize you with it. You can start anywhere. jump around. you do not have to start your interpreta tion at the 1st house and proceed systematically around the chart as I have done in the preceding example. Let me digress briefly to discuss patterning a little. it indicates a person who would rather not lead if they can avoid it. When I first look at a chart. I am extremely independent. Many things appear only once. the positive effects of Saturn trine Neptune cancel out or miti gate the negative effects of Venus square Neptune. it indicates a prominent position in the world. and are not likely to apply to me. Whenever there is a cluster of four or more planets it is a flag that something unusual. How many planets are in cadent houses (houses 3. In practice. but someone else will get credit for it. the astrologer notices where all the planets are. Look at figure 1 for the patterning. Here are some rules of thumb that the astrolo ger notices: How many planets are in angular houses (houses 1. the person most likely goes through life reacting to outside stimuli for direction. you will see major natal pat terns and meanings in an instant without having to look everything up. how many in the top . a professional writer. For example. 7. At a quick glance. The leadership firs the patterning.5. or outstanding will take place in the person's life. a person who can get things done when they have a direc tion given to them. How many planets are in succèdent houses (houses 2. I note the patterning first.8. it indicates a leadership ability. I have been a non commissioned officer in the military and an executive with IBM. it may make the person stubborn and uncompro mising. And there is much more to patterning than what I have just given. The astrologer can mentally blend the nearly infinite number of patterns into a reasonably clear picture before actually studying each facet of the chart in detail. and it tells me a great deal before I even start looking at specific detail. You will also see some things that cancel out other things. and 12)? If the majority of the planets are in cadent houses. in mutable signs. Step 4 above enables you to synthesize the data into an accurate analysis of the natal chart. If the majority are in the top half. The majority in cardinal signs indicates a self-starter. the person chooses his/her own direction rather than being directed by outside stimuli. or if they do it would be only superficially. does it not? Seven of the ten planets are in the top half of the chart. If the majority of the planets are in the bottom half of the chart. or should be. Eight of the ten planets are on the left side of the chart. 5. 4.2681 Astrology for Beginners Putting it All Together / 269 you can conclude that the person (me in this case) is going to be. and 11)? If the majority of planets are in succèdent houses. extreme. How many planets are on the east side (left half). 9. If the majority are in the right half. It all comes out the same in the end. a thinker or intellectual. Patterning really is an advanced astrology study. As you become more experienced and have more data committed to memory. If the majority of the planets are in the left half of the chart. in fixed signs.6. half and how many in the bottom half? What planets are they? How are they clustered? This only takes seconds. how many on the west side (right half). whatever. and I make things . and 10) ? If the majority of planets are in angular houses. the person will probably complete a major part of some undertaking. just as long as you eventually cover everything.
and aspect. sign ing a contract. gives mental stimulation. assume that on July 18. can soak up as much time as you are able to give it. it assures the person of a prominent place in the world and public recognition." I mention this subject of predictive astrology to you as a recommen dation for your next step of study. One thing—you never learn it all. I list some references for those of you who want to take the next step and learn more and do more with astrology. I never wait for something external to happen to determine what I will do. In brief. This is what transits and progressions are all about predictive astrology. I have a number of books published domesti cally and internationally. provides valuable knowledge and insights. It is exciting and valu able. and also learn a great deal about yourself and other people. planet. If you are interested in the future. What I have given merely scratches the surface of patterning. Notice the cluster of four planets in the 10th house in figure 1. The subject is easily an entire book by itself and is beyond the scope of "beginner. you can look into your future using your natal chart. is relatively easy to learn. As a hypothetical example. Again it all fits.? When is an un favorable time to do these things? Well. etc. so it is always a challenge.2701 Astrology for Beginners happen for myself. predictive astrology deals with the planetary movements and positions at any given time in the future as it relates to your natal chart. house. In Part IV. This could trigger an era of psy chic awareness and experience for you that would change your entire life. I have given only some of the sali ent data for each sign. By the same token. With the particular planets involved. let you have fun. 271 . Astrology is one pursuit that is fun. such as getting married. and it sets you apart as a unique individ ual. Enough said. which brings me considerable recognition. I have had to make a judgment call on what to leave out of this book so it wouldn't be so huge that it would intimidate the beginner and so expensive that very few people would purchase it. There is sufficient material in this book to satisfy most of you. 1999 transiting Uranus becomes trine your natal Sun and sextile your natal Pluto. ex plore predictive astrology. you will be able to master predictive astrology quite easily. Now get busy and have a good time in the world of astrology! 16 Transits and Progressions We all would like to be able to look into the future to see what potentially lies in store for us. seeking a different job. Now that you know the basics. When is a favor able time to do something. It fits again.
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and other material that can help you expand your own astrological horizons in whatever direc tion you choose. This is simply a discus sion of some sources for your consideration. (b) Their several astrological calendars. I especially recommend: (a) Their computerized natal chart service.17 References This chapter contains information concerning or ganizations. I have not put the information in any particular order and the item number does not indicate any preference over another item lower in this list. which contain a wealth of astrol ogy information in addition to being a calendar. What I have put in this chapter concerns sources that I am personally familiar with and that I feel comfortable in recommending to you at this stage of your learning expe rience. books. This publisher has an ex pansive line of astrology books. which is very reasonably priced. I do not imply that the data in this chapter is all there is or that other sources (not listed) might not be just as good. and materials. Llewellyn Publications. 1. services. It is sort of a "jump start" for your further expansion into astrology. (c) Their 275 .
published by Harper & Row. and materials. This great astrologer is now deceased. but the library should . Read everything you can by her. 10. In addition. you can write for information on joining to: American Federation of Astrologers P. mentioned in item #4 above. There are several excellent books on Sun Signs. Arizona 85282 6. Evangeline Adams. Box 22040 Tempe.O. Keane. I especially like Practical Astrology: Hoxv to Make it Work For You by Jerryl L . Another excellent one is Linda Goodman's Sun Signs by Linda Goodman. Paul. You may have difficulty finding her books through a bookstore. This is what I talked about very briefly in Chapter 16. Evangeline Adams. Query Llewellyn Publications about their offerings (see above for address and phone number). Sun Signs. Your local bookstore that specializes in astrology books. A n all around good reference for chart interpreta tion is The Astrologer's Handbook by Frances Sakoian & Louis S. If this interests you. and a wide variety of astrol ogy books. Michigan 49307 Or phone: (616) 796-2483 I have had Matrix software for years and use it fre quently. I find it to be excellent. published by Parker Publishing Company. 4. They offer associate memberships to beginners and have an extensive list of books. write to Matrix to find out which computers and printers are compatible with their soft ware. but I use it exclusively for reference on degree in terpretation. If you have a computer. have them. For an interpretation of the degrees. The American Federation of Astrologers. I recommend you write or phone them (toll free) to request a free copy of their catalog and a list of all their astrology books. published by Bantam Books in paperback. and want to ob tain the required software. She is probably one of the fin est astrologers of all time. services. Box 64383-307 St. 7. M N 55164-0383 Phone (toll free): 1-800-THE-MOON 2. Acker. or are considering buying one. which is filled with great informa tion and features. tables of houses. This will prevent you from purchasing equipment that won't work. Your local library. Browse through the astrology section. Acker. wrote an excellent one. 8. materials. but she left a legacy of excellent books. 5. They offer a great deal more. This is where I spent hundreds of hours in the beginning. Computer programs for astrology. Here is how to contact Llewellyn: Llewellyn Publications P. and services available to members. Before you purchase a computer and printer. They should have an ephemeris. A n excellent book on this sub ject is Predictive Astrology by Frances Sakoian and Louis S. This is an excellent professional association of which I am a mem ber.O. Degrees. This book also contains other astrology infor mation.276 / Astrology for Beginners References / 277 Daily Planetary Guide. you can write to: Matrix Software 315 Marion Avenue Big Rapids. which covers interpretation on a more ex- . Each degree in the horoscope wheel has a specific significance. Their annual dues are quite reason able. Predictive astrology. 9. 3.
There are many tables of houses on the market. . and they are all good and all pretty much the same. Transits. published by the American Federation of Astrologers. This book should be avail able through your bookstore.D. which is also a midnight ephemeris..S.A. and the world. Time changes. Ephemeris. Both are published by The Hieratic Publishing Co. by Doris Chase Doane. There are a number of ephemerides books on the market. Inc. The two I happen to have are: The Concise Planetary Ephemeris for 1900 to 1950 AD. Ms. A n excellent companion book for the one mentioned in #7 above is Transits Simplified by Frances Sakoian and Louis Acker. Doane has also written other time changes • books for Canada. and they all are pretty much the same—all are good. Tables of Houses. write to the address in #5 above. at Midnight and The Complete Planetary Ephemeris 1950-2000 A. 14. By now you must be aware that Frances Sakoian and Louis Acker are prominent astrologers. published by Harper & Row. 13. you will want to get these other time changes books also. I recommend Time Changes In The U. Mexico. 12.278 / Astrology for Beginners paneled scale. The one I happen to have is The American Book of Tables. 11. If you are going to compile natal charts for persons born outside the United States. published by Astro Computing Services. If not.
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