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Henry Seltzer's Notes on the Candidates


 

The chart of Joe Biden. He is perhaps the most spiritual of the candidates, as revealed in his strong Neptune placement at the very top of the chart, and his loaded Twelfth House. This is consistent with his image in Washington as a straight-shooter who cares more about his family than the trappings of office. His motivation seems to be genuine caring for his constituents. He too, like the others, has a strong Uranus and Saturn, both, since they are actually conjunct in his chart. This is another remarkable demonstration of how the times seem to align with the persons to meet these times.

Joe Biden's Chiron placement in the Ninth House of higher mind, and conjunct his North Node, shows a person who is a little afraid of erudition, preferring to represent himself as a man of the people rather than an intellectual, and who has a strong desire to empathize with the suffering of others and to make a philosophical commitment to healing himself and others, as he has perhaps shown in his life-long commitment to public service.

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Natal Report for Joe Biden

Nov 20, 1942, 08:30 EWT

Scranton, PA (41N25, 75W40)

Contents

Chart Patterns
Important Features
Angular Planets
Sun, Moon, Rising Sign Features
Other Natal Planets
Other Aspects

Interpretation text by Henry Seltzer
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Chart Patterns

Funnel, focal planet Moon

You have the planetary pattern type called the 'funnel' shape. All your planets form a group, with the exception of the focal point, one planet or two planets in conjunction. Your energies tend to be channeled through this focus. You will have abilities in the occupied area of the chart, and goals in the direction of the focal point. The focal planet(s) symbolizes how your energies will be expressed, and where you seek to have your needs met or achieve your purpose.

The Moon in Taurus gives a personality with a deep need for security, centered in the material world. You are possessed of powerful emotions, and you are also charming, good-natured, and attractive. The material world can be of importance to you, for it makes you feel comfortable to be in nice surroundings. You are also very practical, proud and stubborn, and should beware of acting conceited. You are likely to attract a loyal and loving partner.

The Moon in the Fifth House represents an emotional sensitivity in the area of interacting with other people. You feel a need to express your emotions in an expressive or dramatic way. You may feel the need to be seen or witnessed in order for you to feel connected with other people. You are demonstrative with your compassion and your affection. You are passionate in your approach to life. Your affections are also changeable. You can be very charming. You enjoy amusing others, and you are drawn to places where people play and take holiday from the serious realms of critical and analytical thinking although you may overwhelm others who are not inclined towards the outward theatrical expression of their emotions. You have a need to be surrounded by people who enjoy being your audience and who value your playful performances of self expression. You are at your best when you can drop your concern for other's opinions and relax into just being yourself.

T-Square, focal planet Chiron

You have a T-Square in your chart. With a this planetary aspect pattern, in which three planets or conjunctions are in square with one another, you have a high degree of motivation and drive. Your energies are most easily and habitually expressed by the energy of the focal point, the middle of the T-Square. You may also compensate for overdoing in the area of life represented by the focal point, by leaning toward the empty pattern element opposite the focal point, seeking to balance your activity. The lesson of this planetary aspect pattern is in learning to use your considerable energy wisely in the pursuit of your true goals. There is great tension represented by the focal planet or planets in your chart, where conflicting parts of your personality attain their focus and peak of energy, and you may observe compulsive behavior in the area of life represented here.

Chiron in the Ninth House (or sign) represents issues with one's vital force of abstracting and understanding universal truth. This placement can lead to high achievement in the scholastic arena, but it may be nagging doubts that you are not really good enough that spur you on, rather than a pure love of learning. There is likely to be some form of painful realization surrounding the pursuit of wisdom, or perhaps in the area of philosophy or religion. It may be that parental figures had different notions of what makes the world make sense than you did, but for one reason or another you didn't take them on. Perhaps you were too young at the time for such a challenge, and now in your adult life you feel the pull of the beat of a distant drummer, but feel ambivalent or not sure enough of yourself to really do anything about it. In your frustration you may even seek to help other people to work out their own concepts of higher knowledge, while you yourself remain stuck in the mud of prior patterns. If so, it is time to shake off the shackles of the past and get on with your individual sense of your own philosophical values and visions. Perhaps by delving into what associations you have with bad models from early childhood, you can begin to more fully and completely inhabit the natural vision that belongs to your higher self. Then you can truly shine in the world of ideas, as you move out from your own center rather than the point of balance represented by other, more alien, philosophies.

The following applies to your generation as a whole as well as to you personally:

Chiron in Leo (or the Fifth House) represents issues with one's vital force toward expression of self in a magnetic way. With this placement you may experience as painful your sense of who you are and how you express your individual self-hood. You have a strong desire, even a compulsion, to be seen on some form of public stage, to share your unique sensibility with others and move them or enlighten them in some way. Yet again and again you find yourself thwarted in your attempts to shine. You may appear shy, or feel awkward in the presence of other people. You may have had painful experiences in your formative years in which you were put down or been made to feel insecure. Or your basic sense of your own individuality may have been in conflict with that of important parental figures that were a powerful influence upon you as you were growing up. These experiences may have had the effect of causing you to be wary of actually coming out with who you really are. You may feel a strong sense of wanting to be your own unique and independent self, fully in touch with your inner being, but fail in the actual event. You may even have experienced radical blockages, such as accidents or other "acts of God" that have prevented you from achieving your full creative potential. You will continue to have painful experiences as long as these issues and their deep-seated emotions are relatively unconscious within your psyche. You may feel a need to help others in achieving their goals, rather than yourself. You may even make a career of helping others in this way, leading them toward the path that you might have taken yourself. This is valid as long as it comes from a place of no resentment for unfulfilled promises. It is important to try to become conscious of all your inner dynamics as you explore your life's path. Then you can shine out as a beacon for others, and achieve dramatic results in your own life as well, in ways you would never have dreamed possible.

T-Square, focal planet Pluto

You have a T-Square in your chart. With a this planetary aspect pattern, in which three planets or conjunctions are in square with one another, you have a high degree of motivation and drive. Your energies are most easily and habitually expressed by the energy of the focal point, the middle of the T-Square. You may also compensate for overdoing in the area of life represented by the focal point, by leaning toward the empty pattern element opposite the focal point, seeking to balance your activity. The lesson of this planetary aspect pattern is in learning to use your considerable energy wisely in the pursuit of your true goals. There is great tension represented by the focal planet or planets in your chart, where conflicting parts of your personality attain their focus and peak of energy, and you may observe compulsive behavior in the area of life represented here.

Pluto in the Eighth House (or sign) gives you a serious and willful personality, with an intense focus on personal transformation. You feel deeply, and may have an almost psychic awareness of the feelings of others. You have strong desires, and are single-minded about pursuing them. You may need to combat a tendency to manipulate others for your own purposes. You may also exhibit compulsive behavior around the issue of sexuality, or in insisting that you get your own way, and you benefit from loosening your grip. There is a tendency to project onto others the issues that you are called upon to deal with in yourself, in your own inner temple, and to seek to change your situation in the battlefield of sexual encounter rather than through the independent actions of your whole and entire self. You will likely go through many changes as the course of your life unfolds. The challenges that you meet are for the ultimate purpose of allowing you to see more deeply into your own inner motivation. You may become fascinated with occult studies as a way of tuning into a deeper reality than that of the surface. It benefits you to turn away from manipulating others and to learn to use your powerful presence to regenerate your own life, transforming self-centeredness into a more spiritual sense of personal power.

The following applies to your generation as a whole as well as to you personally:

Pluto in Leo (or the fifth house) gives you a tremendous desire to be recognized and admired. You may feel a compulsion toward self-aggrandizement, or have underlying feelings of insecurity leading to self-centered and ego-oriented behavior. You are an essentially dynamic and charismatic individual with a strong need to make an impact on the world around you. You may find much to admire in the acting and artistic professions, and find your own creative outlet there, although you are likely to go through many changes and challenges in putting yourself forward in a way that truly serves as an expression of your highest purpose for yourself. If you have children you may seek to live your life through them, and experience the twists and turns of fate as you come to recognize some of your own unconscious impulses acting themselves out in this regard. Your desire for personal reputation may also be thwarted, but this can lead to benefits for you, by forcing you to re-evaluate your need to achieve. Transformation in this area is quite possible, as you learn how to work with your personal power in more constructive ways. By embodying the more positive form of your creative energy, and thereby expressing your deepest truth, you can perform an important service for yourself and society.

Yod, focal planet Moon

You have a Yod planetary aspect pattern in your chart, also known as the 'finger of God'. This pattern consists of two different planets forming Inconjunct aspects of 150` to a third, or focal, point. Usually there will be a marked emphasis on the area of life represented by this focal point, which may be one planet, or two or more in conjunction. You may have physical or psychological problems associated with the expression of the energies of the focal planet or planets, creating a subtle form of tension in your life. Your lesson is to transform the expression of these energies along more positive lines.


Important Features

Jupiter in Cancer (25° Can 08' R) Jupiter in the Eighth House

Jupiter in the Eighth House (or sign) gives you a shrewd and careful personality. You can also be somewhat secretive. You have good judgment, and a constant sense of what is important to you. Your focus is excellent, and you make a good worker because of it. You have an innate sense of who you are and where you want to be, and that is usually where you will be found. You are passionate and sensual (especially if there is a challenging aspect between Mars and Jupiter in your chart) and very tuned in to other people. You have the gift of observation. You are fond of the occult, and you can posses the powers of a healer or mystic. You will likely go through many changes in your life in search of a deeper connection to your own higher power. You should beware, though, of being overly self-indulgent.

Jupiter in Cancer (or the fourth house) gives you a loving, kind and caring personality, very friendly and sociable, generous and high-minded. You have an instinct for nurturing others, and find enjoyment as well as opportunity in this type of tribal sharing. You have an inherent spirituality, which is thus displayed not in philosophy, but in acts of love and generous giving of yourself. You work well with the public, and are likely to be popular with your entire circle, and tend to attract material rewards without seeming to try for them. You possess a natural sense of security based on what was perceived as a happy childhood. You have an inclination toward the poetical and mystical or the marvelous side of life.

Uranus in Gemini (2° Gem 46' R) Uranus in the Seventh House

Uranus in the Seventh House (or sign) gives an individual who is independent and original in the expression of artistic impulses and relationships. You are a lover of harmony and beauty, and you express this love in your own unique manner. You do not subscribe to a conventional sense of the aesthetic, but are always breaking new ground. You are idealistic and philosophical, and you have a restless interest in new forms of stimulation. There can be problems with marriage in that partners may find you alternately affectionate and uninterested. You are likely to seek a rather unconventional relationship, which allows room for growth on both sides. You need more space in relationship than most, and search for a partner who understands that, and has his or her own unique life perspective. You may also bring new concepts to the area of partnership. Part of your purpose in this life may be the transformation of the partnership energy into a new mode of being that can serve your own interest as well as enliven and invigorate your partner.

The following applies to your generation as a whole as well as to you personally:

Uranus in Gemini (or the third house) gives an individual who is restless and mentally acute, with an ability to grasp new concepts quickly. You are likely to change your focus quite a bit. Education is important to you, and you actively explore new subjects and disciplines, becoming adept at all of them, but perhaps without fulfilling long-term commitments. You are one who is able to spark new ideas in the minds of others. Your relations with friends and associates are also likely to vary sporadically. You may have had upsetting circumstances in the area of early home life or in relations with your brothers and sisters, so that the underpinning of sibling relations represents for you an instability. You have the ability to think freely, unhampered by conventional attitudes or public opinion, and you can also benefit from developing self-discipline in your mental function. You have a need for unique expression in your life that corresponds to a higher vision to create new kinds of mental systems and new forms of communication.

Venus in Scorpio (28° Sco 33') Venus in the Twelfth House

Venus in Scorpio gives a fervent and intense love nature that has the possibly of being obsessive or self-involved at times. This placement may prove difficult for you, because the intense passions of Scorpio can be more than the milder love energy of Venus is ready for. You are sensual and passionate in relationship, and tend to relate to even casual contacts on a deeper and more personal level. For you, there is no such thing as a superficial contact with others. You also may feel a basic relationship insecurity that drives you to be possessive or even jealous at times. You may appear friendly on the surface while acting selfishly at another more hidden level of your personality. You benefit from curbing the obsessive expression of your will. Your challenge is the transformation of your deep and all consuming passion into a more open and caring relationship energy.

Venus in the Twelfth House represents a deeply felt connection within you between artistic impulses, your values, and the spiritual or unworldly. You are naturally tuned to higher planes of reality, and do not connect well with the mundane everyday world all around you. You may find your happiness in situations that encircle you in, away from the madding crowd. You are likely to be poetical and musical, and also extremely sensitive to the energy of others, even psychic. You are always ready to take sides with the underdog and may be the only one to see the magic in a person nobody else is willing to understand. You are socially adept, and easy-going, perhaps too easy-going at times. You may expect to sacrifice yourself for any love interest that you have. Your relationships will likely be of a mystical and ethereal nature, bringing you closer not only to your love object, but also through them to the divine within. If you feel called to express yourself artistically, it will be in terms of the hidden imaginal world of your own inner process.

Neptune in Libra (1° Lib 31') Neptune in the Tenth House

Neptune in the Tenth House (or sign) gives a charming personality with an idealistic nature. You may achieve much in the helping professions, or as a spiritual leader. You may also have a musical career. You tend to give more than you receive in your employment, and possess an almost naïve idealism where your work is concerned. Your work must be spiritually satisfying or you will lose interest. You are apt to be susceptible to suggestion, and may suffer disappointment in other people coming through for you. You also have a tendency to avoid responsibility. There may have been difficulties or confusion in your early years, especially with regard to parental motivations. You also may idealize parental figures, and the image that you have of your parents may change and become less idealized as you mature. In general, you must learn to clarify your goals. You will not be content with an ordinary job, but must seek out some career that is a real calling. At your best you express the highest ideals of society and find true joy in your vocation.

The following applies to your generation as a whole as well as to you personally:

Neptune in Libra (or the seventh house) gives a charming, generous and idealistic personality. You are apt to have an intense love of beauty and the arts, especially music and painting. You are imaginative and visionary. You may feel a sense of obligation to other people and can give a great deal without expecting anything in return. You dream of finding the perfect partner, but you may encounter difficulties in making that dream a reality. There can be emotional confusion, leading you to depend too much on the strength of another person. You may unconsciously seek a partner with dependency issues, like drug or alcohol or fantasy addiction, as a mirror for your own inner lack of clarity. You also may seek in your partner a sense of rising above the merely mundane, which can be very appealing to you. There are likely to be karmic lessons for you in regard to partnership and marriage. Making an effort to pull back from too much self-sacrifice can bring greater clarity to relationships, which can be of benefit to all concerned.


Angular Planets

Sun in Scorpio (27° Sco 33' 33") Sun in the Twelfth House

The Sun represents your will and purpose, your sense of vitality, and your evolving higher Self. In Scorpio it is Fixed-Water, and rules the sexual organs. Your ruling planets are Mars and Pluto. Scorpio is the most intense sign of the Zodiac, and is associated with sexual activity and with the symbolism of death and rebirth. Your emotions run deep. You have great personal magnetism and great powers of persuasion or even the ability to coerce others. Your will is strong, and you let nothing stand in your way to achieving your goals. You may suffer in your life, but your pain leads to important personal transformation. You are very good at group dynamics, and working with the public. You are a shrewd judge of other people's motives, and you may be willing to use your special knowledge to your own advantage. Although you can be manipulative at times, when you work out your issues to be more in line with your own higher nature, you can take on the charismatic power of a natural healer, transforming yourself and society around you.

The Sun in Twelfth House represents a concentration of the vital force to be one with the unifying forces of cosmic awareness. You are intuitively aware that you are within the source of creation. You likely identify yourself with formlessness, being more attracted to awareness itself than to any particular concrete form within it. You sense that you are more than merely a body with feelings, emotions, and thoughts. You may in fact reject your own boundaries because you cannot identify with any self as being separate from the universal cosmic self, or God(dess). Conversely, you may be frustrated and feel alienated from the source, and may have a tendency to seek out substitute highs in an effort to achieve the sense of oneness you know to be true. Due to your lack of personal boundaries you are quite sensitive to the collective unconscious as an interior realm of perception. You perceive reality as forms of creation and therefore are naturally inclined to the artistic, poetic, or musical. Your sensitivity can create a need for you to periodically withdraw in order to cleanse yourself of psychic debris you've pick up in the outside world. You benefit from such retreats in order to come back to yourself, and create positive boundaries of selfhood that allow you to re-enter the collective awareness with clarity and fresh perceptions that can stimulate others to clarify their own purpose for themselves as well.

Saturn in Gemini (9° Gem 57' R) Saturn in the Seventh House

Saturn in the Seventh House (or sign) gives a pleasant personality with a deepening and concentration, or blockage, in the power to relate to others. You are easy to get along with, and you usually do well in the areas of partnerships and business relationships, being possessed of good judgment, diplomacy and tact. You are very self-reliant and yet also experience a sense of isolation in life, owing to subconscious fears regarding truly giving yourself to another. You may feel strongly the potential for being hurt in this way. You may look for a partner who is responsible, possibly older and wiser, and whom you therefore consider safe. You may also experience sorrow or difficulty in marriage. You are challenged to rise above this circumstance, which can become an opportunity for inner integration and balancing. Your lesson is to make better use of relationship on an inner level as a vehicle for self-discipline in order to further your own growth as an individual.

The following applies to your generation as a whole as well as to you personally:

Saturn in Gemini (or the third house) gives a profound mentality, deepening and concentrating the mind and the powers of speech and communication. You are shrewd in business, and are adaptable to a variety of professions. Long hours of concentration can produce a brilliant scholar. You also may have subconscious fears of inadequacy in mental pursuits, or a sense of isolation and loneliness, especially in your early years, or with regard to siblings. You may compensate by strenuous effort to communicate clearly and precisely, and yet still feel somehow at a loss in truly getting your point across. You may have a reputation for being taciturn and largely silent, or seem to talk much and well but stray from the objective so that the real matter at hand is not disclosed. You should also beware of weakness in the lungs, or a tendency for nervous disorders. Your lesson is to learn faith in your mental powers and to cultivate a positive attitude toward the frequently untapped power of your mental process.


Sun, Moon, Rising Sign Features

Sagittarius Rising

The Rising Sign is the mask shown to others, also the physical appearance.

Sagittarius Rising people are direct and forthright, good-natured and optimistic. Your ruling planet is Jupiter. One always knows where one stands with you. You come across as honest and forthright. You have a strong moral nature, yet you are also fun-loving and enjoy a good laugh, even at your own expense. Sagittarius is associated with idealism, religion and philosophy and the quest for freedom. You are friendly and well-liked by others, who are attracted to your open and honest nature. You love adventure, sports and travel, gambling and risk-taking. You are generous and easy-going, also very curious about the world around you. You are a lover of nature, and have an enthusiasm which can be contagious. At the highest level, you are concerned with understanding, perception, and mental activity in the service of high ideals, for the benefit of mankind.

Uranus in strong opposition (within 0.4 degrees) with Ascendant

The planetary energies are polarized; outer events stimulate their interaction; integration is the challenge.

This aspect gives an eccentric and strong-willed individual. You are an original and independent thinker with an active, scientific mind, futuristic in outlook, and you are capable of bringing new ideas into being. You are inclined to be reckless, and periodically start over in your life, completely eliminating previous foundations. Because you are unpredictable at times, it can be hard for others to be comfortable with you. You are inclined to be nervous and impatient, or to shy away from commitment and responsibility. You can be determined to get your own way, and love freedom from conventionality. You are likely to rebel against the norm, or conflict with others in this area. You can benefit from trying to control your energetic and visionary impulses in order to make these more concretely available in your own life, and in the life of society around you.

Neptune in strong sextile (within 1.7 degrees) with Ascendant

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

This aspect gives a highly sensitive, visionary and creative individual. You are somewhat unworldly. You are likely to be artistic or musical. You are softhearted, and you may be perhaps even too willing to sacrifice yourself for the good of others. You may have problems in feeling free to assert yourself, and issues with lack of self-confidence, but these are usually overcome. You may be open to mysticism or the exploration of other dimensions through psychic perceptions. Extremely aware of your surroundings, you may take on different qualities with different groups of people. You may have difficulties with motivation, but once these are overcome, tremendous creativity is possible, perhaps through artistic channels: music, drama, poetry. You also may find yourself at work in the helping professions, for your compassion is strong. Your aim is to achieve a balance between the spiritual dimension of reality and ordinary life.

Sun in conjunction (within 5.6 degrees) with Ascendant

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

The conjunction between the Sun and Ascendant gives a strong-willed and generous personality. You are dramatic and assertive, also creative, self-confident and perhaps a bit self-indulgent. Like Leo rising people you expect to be the center of attention, and often are. You also have great energy, courage and honesty and are very proud. You are likely to be a natural leader. Your challenge is to become more aware of yourself; to refrain from arrogance and egotism, and rather to develop humility and compassion, and to learn detachment in the gift of your affections.

Moon in inconjunct (within 2.2 degrees) with Ascendant

The planetary energies do not flow smoothly, one or the other predominates; discrimination must be employed.

This aspect between the Moon and Ascendant gives a nurturing and protective personality. You are subtle in your actions, rather than direct, and are likely to reflect the moods of those around you. Security and your home is important to you. You have a habit of moodiness, with your emotions frequently changing, and this can create problems in relating to others. You may feel at a loss to connect with others, not being sure of how they really feel towards you, and yet secretly desiring emotional contact with them. You also tend to act instinctively, rather than after reasoning out the situation. You can therefore benefit from shedding the light of conscious reason on your habitual patterns, and working toward greater focus on your true goals.

Pluto in trine (within 4.0 degrees) with Ascendant

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

This aspect gives a willful personality with a focus on being recognized and admired. You have strong desires, and are single-minded about pursuing them. You have an urge toward self-transformation, and may go through many changes in your life. In relationships, you tend to become intensely involved quickly, and stay absorbed in the relationship as long as it lasts. You also have tremendous powers of regeneration and rebirth. You tend to champion the underdog, and react strongly against social injustice. When you train your considerable energy on socially oriented rather than purely personal goals, you can become a focal point for the transformation of society.

Venus in weak conjunction (within 4.6 degrees) with Ascendant

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

This conjunction gives a warm-hearted, affectionate and perhaps manipulative personality. You are cheerful, charming and likable. You may also be very beautiful, particularly at the soul-level. You are sensitive, with an inclination for artistic pursuits and refined surroundings. You may possess considerable talent for the arts, especially music and dance. Relationships are important to you. You are also firmly in contact with what you want and you are likely to be quite successful at getting it. With your poise and charm, this is usually not difficult. In fact, things may be a little too easy for you, and you benefit from the depth of character of that varying experience can bring.

Saturn in weak opposition (within 6.8 degrees) with Ascendant

The planetary energies are polarized; outer events stimulate their interaction; integration is the challenge.

This aspect gives a deepening and concentration, or a blocking of the self-expression. You are serious about your responsibilities, and possess good executive abilities. You are also ambitious and are likely to make your mark on the world. There may also be a barrier between you and your self-realization so that your true feelings are denied outlet. You are likely to be strong-willed and autocratic, and can be selfish, or cautious and reserved. You may feel a sense of lack of love in your life, leading to a subconscious desire for recognition. You may have feelings of hostility or a physical ailment that prevents your total participation in life activities. Your heart-center may need developing. Your lesson in all this may be to deepen and particularize the knowledge of who you really are, make contact with your own inner significance, and learn to love yourself.

Chiron in weak square (within 4.3 degrees) with Ascendant

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

With this aspect between Chiron and the Ascendant in your chart you are likely to experience painful realizations throughout your own life and have the ability to heal others as well. Chiron is called "the wounded healer" because it represents the archetype of imperfection and loss which when integrated leads to compassion and understanding of others' suffering. The empathy and the understanding that are gained through life's trials provide the ability to serve as a helper and a healer for others. You are more invested in this archetype than most, since Chiron is in a powerful connection with your rising point, symbolizing the self that you present to the world, esoterically your true self. You have probably experienced pain and frustration related to your self-concept, or there could have been trauma in your early years concerning parental protection which may have been withdrawn too suddenly or misapplied, or perhaps similar issues with your peers. These early experiences may have made it hard to accept the love of others in your adult life. It is good to make the effort to connect yourself consciously with any painful events that may be buried in your unconscious, so that these will no longer have so much power over you. Since you have a great deal compassion and empathy for others you are likely to be someone with career possibilities in the helping professions. You may strongly desire to help other people, and yet be unable to give them the full benefit of your higher self. It is good to integrate your past experiences, no matter how painful they may have been, and no matter how painful these feelings continue to be for you in adult life. When you have made a solid transition from existing in a divided state to a more balanced and integrated whole, you can be of much more actual service to other people, since you are more available to yourself.

Sun in strong conjunction (within 1.0 degrees) with Venus

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

This conjunction gives a warm-hearted and affectionate personality. You are cheerful, charming and likable. You are also very beautiful, particularly at the soul-level. You are sensitive, with an inclination for artistic pursuits and refined surroundings. You may be somewhat unworldly in your attitude. You also may possess considerable talent for the arts, especially music and dance. Relationships are important to you.

Sun in strong trine (within 2.4 degrees) with Jupiter

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

This aspect gives an optimistic and generous individual, with good spirits and abundant energy. You are quietly spiritual in your approach to life. You also have good executive abilities, and make a capable leader. You are fortunate materially, and have simple tastes, so that your wants are few and easily satisfied. Good fortune follows you through life.

Sun in strong square (within 1.3 degrees) with Chiron

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

With this aspect between Sun and Chiron you are likely to experience painful realizations throughout your own life and also have the ability to heal others as well. Chiron is called "the wounded healer" because it represents the archetype of imperfection and loss which when integrated leads to compassion and understanding of others' suffering. The empathy and the understanding that are gained through life's trials provide the ability to serve as a helper and a healer for others. You are more invested in this archetype than most, since it is in a powerful connection with your Sun, representing your conscious self. You have undoubtedly experienced pain and frustration related to your self-concept, perhaps through your relationship with your father or the same-sex parent. There could have been trauma in your early years concerning your parenting or the parental protection that may have been withdrawn too suddenly or misapplied. You may have suffered actual abuse in childhood or perhaps in later years such as in the period of adolescence, when you needed to make the transition to your own adulthood and may have been prevented from fully emerging into a more responsible and complete state due to external circumstances or your own lack or self-confidence. Since you have come through the fires of difficulty you are likely to be someone with career possibilities in the helping professions. It is often easier to face others' troubles than one's own, and you may even be more ready and available to help others than to help yourself. It is good to integrate your past experiences, no matter how painful they may have been, and no matter how painful these feelings continue to be for you in adult life. Then you will be in a position to truly sympathize with others' suffering and help them to work out their traumas as well.

Sun in inconjunct (within 3.4 degrees) with Moon

The planetary energies do not flow smoothly, one or the other predominates; discrimination must be employed.

This aspect gives a willful and strong-minded individual. There may be two sides to your approach to life, which do not always blend harmoniously: your will and your instinctual self. There is an emotional side to your nature that does not easily integrate with your sense of purpose or will power. You have a high energy level and good intelligence, and are very aware and alert, but you may feel a conflict between your public and private lives or the work you set out to accomplish versus more personal goals. You may have experienced your parents as inharmoniously related to each other and therefore may have a tendency toward argument and conflict in your own interpersonal relationships. There is a creative tension in your relationships, and also internally within your own personality, that may lead you to accomplish much in life, through the path of struggle rather than the path of ease and comfort.

Sun in conjunction (within 6.0 degrees) with Mercury

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

This conjunction gives a person who values mental pursuits highly. Your logical and communicative abilities are excellent. You are quick-witted and glib, and can also be nervous and high-strung, or perhaps stubborn and difficult to shake from your opinions. You are an independent thinker with your own way of looking at things, and may be inspired and even visionary in your outlook. Although you value your mind, when the Sun and Mercury are quite close to each other, within a degree or so, you may be more inclined to take a broad view of life's activities and not consider things from a strictly mental orientation.

Sun in opposition (within 5.2 degrees) with Uranus

The planetary energies are polarized; outer events stimulate their interaction; integration is the challenge.

This aspect gives an eccentric and strong-willed individual. You can be determined to get your own way, and love freedom from conventionality. You are inclined to be reckless, and may periodically start over in your life, completely eliminating previous foundations. You are likely to rebel against the norm, or conflict with others in this area. Because you are unpredictable at times, it can be hard for others to be comfortable with you. You are an original and independent thinker with an active, scientific mind, futuristic in outlook, and are capable of bringing new ideas into being. You are also inclined to be nervous and impatient, and shy away from commitment and responsibility. You can benefit from striving to control your energetic and visionary impulses in order to make these more concretely available in your own life, and in the life of society around you.

Sun in sextile (within 4.0 degrees) with Neptune

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

This aspect gives a highly sensitive, visionary and creative individual. You are somewhat unworldly, and you are likely to be artistic or musical. You may be open to mysticism or the exploration of other dimensions through psychic perceptions. You are the softhearted type, and may be even too willing to sacrifice yourself for the good of others. Extremely aware of your surroundings, you may take on different qualities with different groups of people, or there could be difficulties with your motivation. Once these difficulties are overcome, tremendous creativity is possible, perhaps through artistic channels: music, drama, or poetry. You may also find your life's calling in the helping professions, for your compassion is strong. Your aim is to achieve a balance between the spiritual dimension of reality and ordinary life.

Moon in strong trine (within 2.1 degrees) with Chiron

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

With this aspect there are difficulties indicated in relating to the feminine - either significant female presences in your life or else and including your own feminine side. This would be true, and different in its sense, in either a man's or a woman's chart. Of course the important early model for the feminine is mother, and it is likely that you have a deep and intense relationship with your mother, which may have been productive of much wisdom. There also may be emotional scars from the very intensity of your experience together. These experiences may be so painful that they become suppressed from consciousness, buried deep in your psyche. In your adult life, it is important to move past any resentment you still feel, caused by early wounding in your relationship with the female part, or nurturing influence, of your own nature, so that you can begin to move into a more conscious and compassionate reconciliation with your walled off parts. Once you have begun to make conscious any pain and alienation you may feel surrounding events from the long-buried past, you can begin to truly help others as well as yourself. A creative side of your nature may emerge like a butterfly out of the outgrown past.

Moon in inconjunct (within 2.4 degrees) with Venus

The planetary energies do not flow smoothly, one or the other predominates; discrimination must be employed.

This aspect gives you a somewhat difficult personality. You are kind and artistically gifted, but you may be hard to live with. You dislike having to act charming in social situations when you may not really feel it, and you have a reluctance to come forward into relationship with others, although you have a good deal of charm when you allow yourself to express it, and can be very popular socially. You may encounter sadness in your life as a result of close personal relationships that go astray. You also may spend your money unwisely, and may need to cultivate more respect for its value.

Moon in square (within 5.9 degrees) with Jupiter

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

This aspect gives an optimistic and kindly personality. You are tolerant of others, and enjoy good company as well as good food. You are likely to be fortunate in finances, and attract material rewards without seeming to try for them. You are usually able to spend money as fast as you get it, so you don't usually pile up riches. You should beware of a tendency to over-indulge.

Moon in inconjunct (within 0.5 degrees) with Neptune

The planetary energies do not flow smoothly, one or the other predominates; discrimination must be employed.

This aspect gives an emotionally sensitive, idealistic and loving personality. You possess an ethereal quality, and you may have powerful psychic abilities. You are the softhearted type, and you may be too willing to sacrifice yourself for the good of others. You could have issues with self-deception, or experience discontent with the practical realities of life. Your home is important to you, and you may change residences frequently in search of your ideal environment, or fantasize about finding the perfect mate. You benefit from striving for greater clarity in applying your high ideals to the real world.

Moon in square (within 6.2 degrees) with Pluto

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

This aspect gives a moody and introspective personality with a strong desire for emotional security. You are likely to be very sensitive and emotionally intense, with a tendency to become completely absorbed in interpersonal relationships. You are also an extremely forceful individual, with the urge to transform yourself and your surroundings. When you have a goal in mind, nothing will stand in your way. Your need for security may manifest as an almost compulsive desire for a safe and secure home life, or a home environment which can be completely controlled, possibly even through dictatorial behavior. You have an unusually clear insight into the emotional depths of other people, which may border on an actual psychic attunement with their states of being. You also have the urge to break through the limitations of the parental influence you experienced as a child. You may have experienced controlling behavior on the part of one or both parents, especially your mother, and you may find yourself still involved in the battle for your own autonomy many years later. These struggles can be worked through in your life, beginning with a deeper understanding of what it is you truly need on an emotional level. Your challenge is to transform your sense of insecurity, by coming to terms with your survival issues based on a better insight into your own hidden motivations.

Mercury in trine (within 3.6 degrees) with Jupiter

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

This conjunction gives a quiet and unassuming and clever personality, which is also somewhat scattered. You are good-natured, and are likely to be above average in intelligence. You make a good teacher. You may be absent-minded, also apt to be somewhat changeable in your opinion. You likely prefer a simple mode of life and possess a good balance between spiritual and physical realms.

Venus in trine (within 3.4 degrees) with Jupiter

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

This aspect gives a refined and idealistic nature. You always see the big picture but may miss out on the practicalities along the way. You are incredibly optimistic, and see opportunity in everything. You may therefore suffer from a lack of focus, and not knowing what you really want. You are perhaps too easily influenced by others, and may have difficulty in making decisions. You are a great lover of art and beauty, and are very social and attractive.

Jupiter in semi-square (within 0.2 degrees) with Saturn

The planetary energies conflict in determined subtle tension; calmness is required.

This aspect gives a serious and conscientious personality but one that may be somewhat impractical. You are motivated to achieve success, but you are likely to run into some selfimposed barriers on the road to achieving it. There is a gap between your ambition and what you actually accomplish. You may have too limited and narrow a view of your potential, so that you aim too low, and garner less than you are capable of. You can benefit from cultivating a more giving and generous attitude, greater contentment with your present resources, and trying for a better balance between dreams and reality.


Other Natal Planets

Mercury in Scorpio (21° Sco 32') Mercury in the Twelfth House

Mercury in Scorpio gives an intense and sharp-tongued personality. Your mental and observational powers are strong and your thoughts run deep. You have a deep-seated urge to communicate and connect with other people, that does not always find its realization. Your will is strong, and you have a passion for discovering the truth behind surface appearances. Your penetrating intellect will plumb the depths of any subject. You may not immediately express your ideas but rather wait until you feel the time is right. Or you may choose to get your point across non-verbally. You can thus appear to be secretive. You may appear to be quiet and almost passive, but you are an acute observer of the world around you. You constantly, and perhaps unconsciously, make judgments about other people and should beware of being overly critical. It benefits you to cultivate a practice of understanding and acceptance.

Mercury in the Twelfth House represents a strong mental connection between your inner awareness and the deep and nebulous realms of magical inner worlds. You have a refined and visionary mentality. With this placement, you are likely to be poetic in the expression of your thoughts and feelings, and you may possess musical ability as well. You are fascinated by the unknowable mysteries of your own inner world, and you are inclined to search to the depths in order to understand yourself. Mundane reality doesn't interest you. You may avoid dealing with it by being evasive or vague in your communication with others, or by daydreaming, or by falling prey to a form of self-deception. You also may have issues of whose thoughts you are responding to, yours or another's. You may have difficulty in communicating the results of your inner explorations with others. However, once you have sorted through your most awesome and perhaps even fearsome inner experiences, you are better able to connect with those who find a similar numinous connection with the cosmos.

Mars in Scorpio (12° Sco 35') Mars in the Twelfth House

Mars in the Twelfth House (or sign) gives a sensitive and retiring nature. You have a tendency to be withdrawn. You are easily influenced by others, and can also sometimes be moody and introspective. You can also get lost in your dreams at times, and it may be that for you, at these times, only your inner world is real. You tend to resent and be discontent with your situation or that of society. You tire easily, for your physical energy is somewhat variable. You may need to work through a lack of straightforwardness with others, and it benefits you greatly to stand up for your beautiful sense of truth, and to learn to be more decisive in relation to the affairs of the world around you. Your quiet exterior masks a restlessly searching interior process, which strives for nothing less than the transformation of yourself and society into a more ideal system.

Mars in Scorpio (or the eighth house) gives a passionate and intense personality, proud, strongwilled and stubborn. Your sexual nature is very important to you. You feel the instinctive level of your being powerfully, and you are quite sure of yourself. You have a noticeable presence and a strong influence on those around you, and like to get your own way. You also enjoy giving the gift of your affection, and partnership sharing is an important mode of activity for you. Your urge for personal security is strong. If Mars is afflicted by planetary aspect, you are likely to be quarrelsome and self-indulgent. When you begin to engage with the higher levels of your consciousness, you have the capacity to be a great healer. In any case, you benefit when you cultivate selfdiscipline, and strive for objective over selfish motivations.

N Node in Virgo (0° Vir 09' R) N Node in the Ninth House

Lunar North Node in the Ninth House (or sign). South Node in the third house or sign. This placement gives a thoughtful personality, with a focus on understanding moral or ethical belief systems. You may tend to scatter your energies, especially when young. In the past, or in past lifetimes, you concentrated your attention on superficial relationships of the everyday world. Now in this lifetime, your purpose seems to be to lift your attention toward a synthesis of higher consciousness. You will find great joy in pursuing the broader picture, whether in terms of educational perspectives or perhaps participation in cultures other than your own. Although curiosity regarding details and enjoyment of a multiplicity of points of view comes naturally to you, you must now learn to see the forest instead of the trees. Your focus now will become more and more the pursuit of higher knowledge and a deeper understanding of the motivations of others that was meant by the phrase "to understand all is to forgive all." A true philosophy of compassion is your goal.

Lunar North Node in Virgo (or the sixth house). South Node in the twelfth house or sign. This placement gives a personality with a great desire to be of service to other people. In the past, or in past lives, you were dreamy and unfocused, and paid little attention to detail. You were in the process of connecting to your higher self, journeying back into the cosmic realms within your own mind. Now your focus must shift to the details of daily life, in a constant effort to improve self, to serve self and others, and to remain alert to the myriad mundane details of life that do not leave much time for day dreaming. This is a difficult transition to make, but necessary if you are to fulfill your destiny, this time around. As your life unfolds, you may find that issues of health may come up for you, in order for you to work through them. You may possibly be called to care for another whose illness will be a test of your patience and your commitment to service. Since you feel a close kinship to the spiritual world, dealing with every-day details sometimes may seem boring and unsatisfying. As you work through these challenges, though, you come closer and closer to an understanding of how dealing with everyday issues really does connect you with the world of Spirit, still operating at the core of your being.


Other Aspects

Mercury in strong sextile (within 1.6 degrees) with Midheaven

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

This aspect gives a mentally active personality, who is very involved in mental pursuits. You are a good communicator, and a gifted thinker and organizer, and you can use these abilities in your professional life to great advantage. You also like variety, and may be quite eclectic and changeable in the pursuit of your goals.

Venus in strong square (within 0.3 degrees) with Chiron

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

This combination gives a personality that experiences difficulties with relationships. You are likely to have had painful experiences surrounding marriage and intimate partnerships, but there are also great rewards to be gained in this area. You are drawn to relationship at the same time that you fear it, so that you may also have a strong focus on forming close emotional attachments. You may have had early childhood experiences that made it hard to accept the love of others in your adult life. With these distractions, you also may strongly desire to help other people, and yet be unable to give them the full benefit of your higher self. It is good to make the effort to connect yourself consciously with any painful events that may be buried in your unconscious, so that these will no longer have so much power over you. Once you have begun to integrate these painful feelings consciously, and shed the baggage of earlier frustrations, you can be a more fully participating partner to others, and be more of help to them as well.

Uranus in strong trine (within 1.3 degrees) with Neptune

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

This aspect gives a future oriented and idealistic individual, very aware of collective energies. This is a generational aspect, which many of your contemporaries will share with you. You may feel a pull to the service of humanity at large. You are likely to be interested in mysticism and the occult. You may also be inclined to nervousness (especially if Uranus makes close aspects to the 'personal' planets in your chart). You may feel some sense of confinement or restriction in the freedom to be who you want to be. Social ideals will strongly affect the expression of your individuality.

Venus in sextile (within 3.0 degrees) with Neptune

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

This aspect gives a charming, generous and idealistic personality. You are likely to have an intense love of beauty and the arts, especially music and painting, and an interest in spiritual matters. You are imaginative and visionary, also compassionate and kind, and enjoy other people's company. You are a good listener, having an unusual emotional empathy with other people. You can give a great deal without expecting anything in return. You dream of finding the perfect partner, and have high ideals. You benefit from developing a more discriminating attitude toward relationships generally, and more confidence in the value of your own process.

Mars in inconjunct (within 2.6 degrees) with Saturn

The planetary energies do not flow smoothly, one or the other predominates; discrimination must be employed.

This aspect gives a deepening and concentration, or blockage, in the area of selfconfidence and self-expression. You may be reserved or controlling, appear cruel and attempt to strongly assert yourself by seizing control of situations. You can benefit by striving to overcome your fears of self-expression, and thus come to a better understanding of yourself and others.

Mars in quintile (within 1.7 degrees) with Chiron

The planetary energies are positively linked, subtle, and spiritual in dimension.

With this aspect you have issues around expressing anger, as well as exerting personal will versus knuckling under to authority. It may be that you have had painful experiences with violence, or potential violence, on the part of someone close to you, perhaps in your early childhood. As a result of these experiences, you may fear the power of your own anger, and seek to placate your opponent in situations where a direct confrontation seems to be brewing. You may exhibit something of a "passive-aggressive" attitude, in which there is hidden aggression under-expressed, rather than any form of direct attack. It is often the case that the powerful emotions associated with this aspect hover below the level of conscious awareness in your psyche. As you become more aware of these patterns, you will less and less need to act them out either suppressed with passivity, or with bluster. Another manifestation of this aspect, perhaps paradoxically, is the ability to lead and be willful, to not take "no for an answer". The willful energy of Mars is given a creative boost by Chiron, both in terms of suffering and in a better-integrated personality, in terms of conquest. A still better level of integration produces the self-assured and powerful personality who does not depend on others either to express his or her own desires, nor to be crushed by them.

Saturn in sextile (within 2.7 degrees) with Pluto

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

This aspect gives a forceful personality with a focus on issues of authority, power and control. You may have the charismatic personal magnetism of a natural leader. It is also possible that occult studies will attract and fascinate you. You may also find yourself with an ambivalence toward power, leading you to demonstrate rebellious attitudes toward established authority. You may seek a position of authority, if for no other reason than to be your own master, and then run into the difficulties inherent in maintaining such a stand, once achieved. This can work to your ultimate advantage, since the security of such a position can be a hindrance to necessary growth and transformation. What is needed is a re-evaluation and transformation of the urge for power and control, based on a deeper understanding of and more conscious and socially responsible use of personal power.

Uranus in square (within 3.9 degrees) with Chiron

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

With this aspect, you are prone to sudden insights and departures. You have a unusual combination of personality traits in which you are both very unconventional yet also somewhat unsure of yourself in your very departure from the rest of society, so that you may surprisingly show flashes of a conservative side. You have a brilliant mind, and are undoubtedly a witty conversationalist, although with a slightly erratic tendency to switch topics arbitrarily. This aspect is the hallmark of an inventor or other type of creative thinker, perhaps in the health fields or the helping professions. You are likely to have great difficulties with walking the straight and narrow but something seems to be forcing you to. Or it is a compulsion based on your own painful experiences with authority. It is important to become more conscious of your hidden motivations and patterns, so as not to be ruled by them from below, as it were.

Moon in weak opposition (within 11.6 degrees) with Mars

The planetary energies are polarized; outer events stimulate their interaction; integration is the challenge.

This aspect gives an individual who is easily influenced by emotional conditions. You can be a deep thinker, but you may be intolerant of opinions other than your own. You may appear selfish and demanding at times. You may suffer from a sort of nervous tension, in that you are unsatisfied when you are not in action. You also have a rebellious streak that affects your close personal relationships. You are an analytical and independent thinker with an original, active and even brilliant mind.

Mercury in weak conjunction (within 7.0 degrees) with Venus

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

This aspect gives a charming manner and an idealistic philosophy. You are friendly and sociable, with a strong leaning toward the artistic and beautiful side of life. You may have marked artistic abilities. You have a youthful attitude, and tend to like young people. You like to dress attractively, although not necessarily expensively, and are for the most part cheerful and optimistic. You are likely to have a pleasant speaking or singing voice, and express yourself well in speech or writing. You also can be extremely persuasive in a quiet way.

Venus in weak opposition (within 4.2 degrees) with Uranus

The planetary energies are polarized; outer events stimulate their interaction; integration is the challenge.

This aspect gives an individual who is independent and original in the expression of social activities and in relationships. You are enthusiastic socially and are attracted to the stimulation and excitement of new contacts. You may also be quite unpredictable at times, making it hard for others to get along with you. You are likely to have difficulty, for example, in settling down with one person in a romantic partnership. You may appear to be immature, or self-centered, or lacking in interest in the other person's welfare, although you are also highly idealistic and humane in your outlook. You are unconventional in your attitudes and occupy yourself with multiple interests and explorations. You can benefit from attempting to bring a steady and consistent focus to your many interests and activities, and from recognizing your need for freedom and making space for that need in relationship with others.

Mars in weak square (within 5.4 degrees) with Pluto

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

This aspect gives a personality with a tremendous drive for power and transformation of self. You are strong-willed almost to the point of ruthlessness, and you have enormous energy and endurance at your disposal. You may appear timid or unsure of yourself, since the power urge is commonly repressed, but then there is the potential for sudden bursts of anger due to the repressed emotion finally exploding to the surface. You may also have feelings of insecurity that are compensated for by being overly forceful, acting compulsively or even becoming obsessive about achieving your will. In a more positive manifestation, you can exhibit a dedication to higher ideals and a willingness to be a channel for healing yourself and society. The challenge is movement away from feelings of insecurity and resulting separateness and loneliness, toward a better acceptance of other's needs and opinions in order to generate wholeness, forgiveness towards self and others, and a new and better sense of self-worth.

Saturn in weak conjunction (within 7.2 degrees) with Uranus

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

This conjunction gives a practical yet future-oriented personality. You are definitely not a conformer. You have a strong imagination and good conceptual level. When you function at your best you have the capability to bring a concrete and real-world practicality to the intangible and visionary Uranian energy. You also may alternate between too great an attachment to social approval and authority and too violent a rebellion against it, or refuse to be argued out of your opinion, which can be unique unto yourself. Your challenge is to move from a knee-jerk reaction against established authority toward establishing your own personal authority, in your own way, and to help make your brilliant visionary impulses available to society at large.

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