The following pages contain a brief evaluation of key elements of your birth chart, although it is by no means complete. Astrology can reveal many things about a person's life and personality, and you could study your chart for a lifetime without knowing the answers to all of your questions. The descriptions that follow will give you a "thumbnail" introduction to yourself through astrology.


In interpreting your chart, this report considers the sign of the planets and the north node in your chart, as well as their house placements. It also describes the sign of the Ascendant and the strongest aspects between the planets.


You may note that some of the following descriptions appear to contradict each other--and indeed we are all walking bundles of contradiction. If you examine yourself carefully, you will probably realize that you do in fact possess the qualities of both conflicting descriptions. Even though some parts of the reading may seem to clash, you will see that certain themes are repeated throughout the following pages. These are the ones that will become major issues in your life.


The readings stress that you are the ultimate decider of your fate. The stars may indicate the hand you were dealt at birth, but it is up to you to play that hand well enough to achieve your goals. Also, bear in mind that every "bad" aspect of a chart also has a "good" side. How it is expressed is really up to you. We tend to work at expressing ourselves more positively most of the time and only lapse into the negative behavior described when depressed, angry or scared. Or it is possible that some aspects may better describe your personality or behavior earlier in life. They may seem alien now because you have already worked through them.


A "Strength" number precedes each aspect description; this number takes into account how exact the aspect is, whether the aspect is a major or minor one, and whether an aspecting planet is close to one of the four chart angles. The higher the Strength, the more you are likely to feel the aspect and to act it out in your life.






Planets in Signs



Sun in Virgo


"If seven maids with seven mops

Swept it for half a year,

Do you suppose," the Walrus said,

"That they could get it clear?"

"I doubt it," said the Carpenter,

And shed a bitter tear.


This little rhyme demonstrates the most common characteristic of Virgo: orderliness. There is some explanation for those who do not fit the bill; either other aspects in their chart outweigh this Virgo energy or they are so overloaded with it that they short circuit, rejecting it all. Often those who are incredible neat-niks will deny it, protesting that "My house is always so dirty." They are their own worst critic.


As a Virgo you are a great organizer and are particularly good at paying attention to details. You are very methodical and fastidious in every project you undertake. The only danger here is that you can overdo it by becoming too critical. It is also possible for you to get so caught up in unnecessary details that you fail to see the larger picture. You tend to be shy and modest, and you age very gracefully; you often appear to be younger than you are.


Virgos are socially gracious and are repulsed by vulgar behavior. Their eyes reflect their intelligence and clarity of thought. They usually dress very meticulously and often conservatively. Virgos have a healthy respect for personal hygiene and good health practices. They reap a great deal of personal satisfaction from serving others, and many born under this sign become nurses.


While you are quick to point out the flaws in others, it is not so easy to admit those in yourself. You are sincere and dependable in your relationships with others, and you appreciate practicality, punctuality, prudence and discrimination in others. Pressure from hard work can affect your health, and you have a tendency to worry.


In relationships you go to great lengths to please your lover and value a mate who knows what pleases you. You prefer a lover who is physically loyal to you and would be more comfortable in a stable, long-term relationship. Be careful not to be too sensitive, though; what you perceive to be neglect may only be an oversight on your partner's part. Also be careful not to smother your mate with love; be sure to allow them the space they need apart from you.



Moon in Cancer


The Moon is quite comfortable in this sign, since it rules Cancer. You are truly a "Moonchild" and are subject to mood changes which accompany the changes in the moon's phases. Your home life is very important to you, and you do all you can to make it as comfortable and pleasant as possible.


The Moon also rules habits and memories from our past. You may be quite possessive of cherished objects (or persons). As a parent, you are quite nurturing and attentive--but be careful not to be too possessive. You lavish loved ones with favors and then are disappointed when they do not reciprocate in kind.


When you are hurt you are prone to sulking. You may even attempt to inflict guilt feelings on those who have hurt you (whether intentionally or not). You do not hesitate to use tears or a self-sacrificial attitude to get your point across. This highly emotional behavior can put a strain on your personal as well as professional relationships.


It is likely that you will prepare well for your retirement. Yet persons with Moon in Cancer often try to recapture their youth when they exceed the age of 40. After 50 they may become self-indulgent, and at 60 they begin to wonder if this old age they have prepared for will ever come. They enjoy being grandparents and see it as a further investment in the future.


You have a shrewd way of making money easily. Real estate is an especially good area for you to invest in. You would also do well in a business run from your home. Be careful of your natural tendency to put on weight and to retain water.


In your love life you are a very sympathetic and understanding partner. Early in life you probably attracted persons who were emotionally unstable and drained your energy. As you grow older you learn to avoid such people and to resist the temptation to be an emotional doormat for others. It is possible that you will maintain several relationships at once. This is more because of your inability to cut ties with your past than your need for variety.



Mercury in Virgo


With your logical and practical mind, you have the ability to pay close attention to detail and to develop systems and methods which are very organized and efficient. You like to keep your environment neat, tidy and well-organized. You learn quickly, and with your excellent memory for details you can maintain a great deal of what you take in.


You have a quick analytical mind and can use it to perform tasks requiring great precision and skill. With your natural talent for critical evaluation, you must avoid the temptation to criticize others. Be patient with others who are not as organized or "together" as you are. Remember that all humans, including yourself, have faults, and therefore you should allow others their imperfections just as you would want others to understand yours.


Since you are rather shy, you avoid idle conversation and usually only speak when you have something important to say. You are work-oriented and are most satisfied with jobs in which you provide a service to others. Mercury in Virgo also gives you a natural aptitude for science (especially the use of computers). With your great speaking and writing abilities, you could be a great teacher.


With your need to categorize and organize everything, you can become detached from the natural flow of life. The more you dissect something, the less you can experience it for itself. Thus, by over-intellectualizing your life, you lose spontaneity and enthusiasm. It is good for you to remember that "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."



Venus in Cancer


Although you may be shy and quiet, you have considerable charm. You treat loved ones with sympathy and tenderness, providing the emotional nurturing that they need. It is important that you have the love and devotion of your friends and family. This provides you with a wonderful sense of inner security. Just be careful that you do not let others take advantage of your generosity. There will always be those who will try.


Your home is very important to you, and you will want your living environment to be peaceful and comfortable. From an early age, you have been closely tied to your family, especially your mother. Since you have a need to relate to others, you would do well in occupations such as teaching or health care.


You seek a deep love in which you can merge souls and personalities with your lover. You are totally devoted to your mate, and you seek such devotion in return. Be careful that this devotion does not turn into jealousy and possessiveness, which could result in your lover feeling trapped. Remember that a truly strong relationship is based on two strong individuals who share mutual goals.


Your sexual appetite is quite strong, partly because you allow your sexual energy to build for a while before releasing it. If you find this to be frustrating, try communicating your needs to your partner before you reach that point. They can only satisfy your needs if they are aware of them.



Mars in Cancer


You are very intuitive and highly sympathetic toward the needs of others. You can become very emotional when you are feeling insecure. Yet most of the time your calm exterior adequately masks the extent of your emotions. You are very intuitive and are probably interested in occult and metaphysical matters.


Although you are ambitious and hard-working, your greatest comfort comes from having a comfortable and peaceful home. Because you are so sensitive, you can become quite moody and defensive with others. All this emotion can create too much acid in your stomach and result in digestive problems. Make it a point not to eat when you are overly tired or upset.


You are a caring and protective lover and are very responsive to the emotional and physical needs of your partner. You are affectionate and sentimental, and feel most comfortable with your lover in familiar, safe surroundings. Although you only seek to nurture your lover, be careful that you do not come on as being overprotective or smothering.


The rhythm of your sexuality is somewhat unpredictable; your desire may build up for a long time before you act upon it, and then your intensity is surprising. Do your lover a favor and let them know when you are getting amorous. Then you can both be prepared and relax into joyful, loving play.



Jupiter in Taurus


With Jupiter in Taurus, you have a natural ability to apply yourself practically to earn and accumulate money. You are loving and sympathetic toward others, and you probably like to contribute to a charity of your choice. With your appreciation for the finer arts, you collect only those objects of the highest quality. You make a point to enjoy the finer things in life. Avoid a tendency to over-emphasize material possessions.



Saturn in Pisces


You are very intuitive and highly imaginative. You are tolerant of the shortcomings of others. Peace and quiet are necessary for your peace of mind, and you may prefer to spend much of your time alone. You may vacillate between emotional overreaction and cold rationalism, or you may encounter these extremes in your relations with others. One of your greatest challenges is to avoid a gloomy, depressed disposition. You cannot save the world and must learn to tell the difference between your problems and those of your loved ones.



Uranus in Virgo




You have a sharp, analytical mind, and you will use it to find workable solutions to the many ills of society. You are interested in alternative forms of healing, such as psychic healing and herbal treatments. Since you are cautious by nature, you will think through all your ideas thoroughly to be sure no details are overlooked. One of your challenges is to learn to listen to your intuition rather than just your rational mind.



Neptune in Scorpio




You are driven to uncover the deepest secrets within society, and you have a keen interest in metaphysical sciences. With your strong desire for physical pleasures, you must avoid overindulging in food, drink, sex or drugs in an attempt to escape the tension of daily life.



Pluto in Virgo




Your generation saw the birth of social reforms, such as free medical clinics and food banks. Chemicals also became popular, and many miracle drugs were discovered. There was also renewed interest in organic health foods, vitamins and herbal remedies. You have a strong desire to achieve perfection. Avoid being too critical of yourself or others.



North Node in Gemini


You have spent many lifetimes seeking knowledge and freedom, and have developed definite philosophies about life. You lived these lifetimes seeking personal liberty, with little interest or involvement in the society around you. During this lifetime you will learn to recognize the benefits of interaction with others. With your broader understanding of the universe, it is time for you to learn to communicate your beliefs and bring them into concrete form. Remember, you have to stop seeking something in order to find it.



Chiron in Pisces


You are highly sensitive and intuitive, and probably have keen psychic abilities. With your strong sense of compassion, healing comes naturally to you, and you may enter a career in the healing arts. In your personal and professional lives, you tend to take on the feelings of those around you, and at times it may be necessary for you to get away and find alone time to "find yourself" again.


You are highly idealistic, and you have a sincere desire to somehow help make the world a better place. You truly want to see the best in everyone and everything, and for this reason you can sometimes be misled or deceived. Be willing to question the truth of what someone tells you if your intuition tells you something is not right. Listen to your inner guidance, and you will always appreciate the underlying lessons in life's daily events.





Planets in Aspect


Sun conjunct Mercury (Strength: 06.75)


You have very strong opinions and don't hesitate to state them without being asked. This can be irritating to people, especially since you tend to dismiss their own opinions as unimportant. You usually have the first and last word in any discussion. In your haste to be first, you may make decisions prematurely. This means you may have to retract what you've said later, and this is not easy for you. You don't like to admit you were wrong and can be very self-centered.


You are creative and could be a good leader if you would take the time to make good decisions. You need to take others' needs into consideration and to learn a little humility. At times you can be something of a "know-it-all," which can be very annoying to others. Try to cultivate some objectivity.


Communication comes naturally for you, and you can express yourself articulately. You love to give orders but may become frustrated if they are not followed. You are not above intimidating others to get their support. Express this aspect more positively by inspiring rather than threatening others. Your enthusiasm can be infectious, and you can work well with the public. You are good at making and carrying out plans.


In your love life, be careful of your tendency to misinterpret your partner's signals. Try to see yourself through their eyes during times of misunderstanding. Your partner should be able to take your directness and lack of diplomacy. You speak straight from the heart.



Sun conjunct Uranus (Strength: 06.54)


This aspect indicates that you enjoy a high degree of self-awareness. You do not hesitate to express yourself in your own uniquely creative way and don't care that others consider you to be somewhat off-beat. Your freedom is of the utmost importance to you, and you are genuinely appalled when anyone tries to restrict you. You insist that those around you allow you to be yourself and will not hesitate to give others a large piece of your mind.


If anyone does succeed in restricting your freedom, you will fight tirelessly to regain it. You have no patience for limiting or old-fashioned customs and traditions and see that change can be quite beneficial. However, this does make it difficult for you to succeed in the established world of business. While some may appreciate your innovative ideas and new outlook on life, most will just consider you unstable.


You developed an overly self-confident attitude in early childhood, and you were undoubtedly difficult for your parents to control. Your elders may have been shocked at times at your advanced level of maturity in light of your seemingly rash and rebellious actions. In truth, you grew up rather quickly and for this reason were often misunderstood by peers as well as elders.


It is imperative that you be able to exercise a great deal of freedom in your chosen occupation. You rebel against doing the same job day after day and insist that you be allowed to perform assigned tasks in your own unique way. If you can arrange to have this freedom, you will excel in your field. You would do well in education, science, politics, or other areas which allow you to deal creatively with technical subjects. You can make good use of your intuition and futuristic outlook in these fields and, in the case of a career in education, you can inspire youngsters to get to know themselves better.


You live life with a live-and-let-live attitude and freely grant the freedom to others that you expect in return. Because you tend to be constantly on the move, you need a mate who is more grounded and earthy. This will provide you with the balance you need to enjoy a rich and rewarding life.



Mercury conjunct Uranus (Strength: 05.30)


This aspect indicates that you are intelligent, articulate, and intuitive. You find life itself terribly exciting and are fascinated by innovative and unusual ideas. You constantly seek further knowledge, and your mind moves very quickly in its pursuit of the answers to your many questions.


Even as a child, you were highly curious and creative. You always wanted to know what made things work the way they did. Your parents never had to think up things to amuse you. Your strong curiosity about life kept you constantly on the move.


Truth is very important to you, and you spend a great deal of time seeking it. Therefore, you would excel in such careers as science, psychology, human behavior and philosophy. Any job that keeps you busy seeking answers to difficult questions would be an enjoyable challenge for you. Research and technical writing are other possible avenues of expression for your highly developed intellect and intense curiosity.


In your love life you would be very unhappy with a partner you considered to be boring. Again, truth is very important to you, and you will walk away from any lover who cannot be frank with you. You probably have many platonic relationships based on common interests or goals.


You constantly look to the future rather than crying over what could or should have been in the past. Your only liability with this aspect is a tendency to jump from one subject (or project) to another. Learn to focus your energies when necessary to follow your undertakings through to completion.



Moon conjunct Mars (Strength: 05.11)


You are extremely sensitive to other people's actions and therefore suffer from emotional anxiety and impatience. Your strong feelings are constantly in turmoil, and you may even imagine scenarios of intended wrongs against you that do not exist. In dealing with others you are very defensive and unsympathetic, even with those who wish to strike a compromise with you. When you feel threatened by someone you react by retaliating. This behavior may have started when you were a child and your parents erroneously accused you of misbehavior.


No matter what career you choose, your biggest problem will be working smoothly with others. You are a sore loser and will make life hard for any competitor you encounter. Even the slightest criticism can set off your self-defense mechanism and trigger a temper tantrum. You can be verbally abusive to others and then become genuinely surprised when they react negatively to you. If you wish to succeed in your career, you will have to first deal with your relationships with coworkers and supervisors.


You desperately need to establish and maintain close relationships, but you don't know how. When you are rejected you can be quite vindictive and cruel. You can also be jealous and somewhat selfish, ignoring the needs of others. You always expect others to compromise but are not willing to meet them halfway.


In order to attain peace of mind in this lifetime you must learn to put yourself in the other person's place and recognize the importance of their needs as well as your own. Try to imagine how you would feel if others spoke to you the way you do to them. If you can be this honest with yourself, you will realize that you have been unfair and more than a little immature. Assume that others want to be your friend instead of imagining that they are out to get you. It's not that the whole world has trouble getting along with you, you have trouble getting along with them.



Venus conjunct Mars (Strength: 03.82)


You are a free spirit who will not tolerate anyone placing restrictions on you. You are not quick to make concessions, but you instead expect the other person to give in. Loving you can be difficult since you tend to make many demands (sometimes unreasonable) on your partner.


You have a very strong sexual desire nature. You may tend to be promiscuous and therefore scare off any potential serious lovers. You should attempt to express your strong sexual nature through your relationships. It cannot be bottled up. If you cannot engage in sexual reckless abandon, direct the energy into artistic or social functions.


As a matter of fact, you may find social functions a good place to meet lovers and friends. You are sexually attractive to others--as a matter of fact, you seem to exude sex. This acts as a magnet to attract many potential sexual partners. You must develop discrimination in this area of your life.


You are emotionally warm and generous and so attract many friends. Some may see you as pushy because you often make the first move in establishing a social contact. You would actually do well in jobs dealing with the public if you can avoid becoming over-zealous. You would become bored, however, if you were completely cut off from the public and made to work alone. You are a natural-born socialite.



Sun conjunct Pluto (Strength: 03.09)


The Sun's conjunction with Pluto only occurs once (it's in orb for three weeks or so) each year, so it is unusual to have this aspect in your birth chart. No matter what your Sun sign is, the close proximity of Pluto will give your Sun Scorpionic qualities. You are a very intense person and find it difficult to do anything with moderation. There is little middle ground with you--you either hate or love something, or someone.


One of the greatest lessons of this aspect is to rise above your powerful ego. Since an early age you've been used to getting what you want, and you will courageously take on anyone who gets in your way. You seek positions of leadership and power, and you are intolerant of weakness in others, or in governments. Just remember that more can be accomplished with careful planning and consideration. Be willing to give up any attachment you may have to fame, and share the credit for group accomplishments with the group.


You are in favor of social reform and may even work for noble causes seeking to improve the quality of life for those less fortunate. You are quick to speak out against social injustice or intolerable situations. And you are not afraid to confront authority figures if need be.


In your love life, you must find a mate with physical needs as strong as yours. Others find you hypnotically charming, and it may be possible for you to bring some people under your control with little effort. Just remember that all Pluto aspects contain a strong element of karma. Unless your motivations are sincerely for the good of all, using your power over others to obtain your goals will only result in your ultimate ruin.


One danger with this aspect is that you may become a workaholic. Remember not to push yourself too far. Although your ego is powerful enough to surmount virtually any obstacle, your body may need a rest now and then. Focusing your energy in order to use it more constructively is your key to success.



Moon conjunct Venus (Strength: 02.93)


You are sincere in your relations with others. You make friends easily, and can make adjustments to new friends to allow them to feel comfortable with you. You are also quite sensitive, and your feelings are easily hurt by harshness or rudeness. You try to be civil to everyone, even those who are not civil to you. You can also be quite tactful and diplomatic. Your mood can be so "nice," that people may wonder whether you have ulterior motives, and they may distrust you for this reason.


You take great pride in your personal appearance. Your type of loving is gentle and sensitive, though passionate and intense. You are good at anticipating your lover's needs and satisfying them. This often results in a good marriage for natives with this aspect.


Your youth was a pleasant one, and you enjoy having a comfortable home of your own as an adult. You are generous with others less fortunate than you. This is not to ease your conscience, but because you genuinely are concerned about others.


Your one problem in relationships is that you will have a hard time adjusting to thinking in terms of a couple. You are used to having only yourself to please. You must also be careful not to bring your family into the relationship.



Uranus conjunct Pluto (Strength: 02.55)


Freedom is very important to you, and you will go to great lengths to preserve it. This is true not only of personal freedom, but also includes freedom from corrupt power, disease, pollution, unemployment, etc. You are not afraid to work toward causes you believe in and enjoy the feeling that you are contributing something to the betterment of mankind. You know that this takes hard work by everyone and are willing to do your share.


This aspect appears in the charts of persons born during the 1960s. This period in time was one where great attention was being paid to health and environmental issues. You and others born during this time feel a responsibility to work toward improvement in these areas. It is important to you that the legacy you leave for the next generation be a better one.


Although you have a strong need to "do your own thing," you are not selfish in your pursuit of freedom. You believe that everyone is entitled to the liberty you seek and will work to help others realize their own power. The issue of social responsibility will be a prominent one for you. It is up to you whether you will shirk your duties in this area or work to bring about a reversal in the decaying quality of life.



Neptune sextile Pluto (Strength: 02.42)


This is the only aspect Neptune has made to Pluto during this century, and the planets will remain in sextile to each other for another hundred years, although the signs the planets occupy will continue to change as time passes.


For those born between 1942 and 1956, Neptune was in Libra and Pluto in Leo. These people were born at a time of global war. Governments rose and fell; kings were ousted from their castles. There were breakthroughs in air power (Neptune in Libra) which helped establish the balance of power between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. This time was filled with meetings and peace conferences between global leaders. Those born during this time know that compromise is not enough to achieve peace; you are naturally suspicious of your leaders, and this will help to promote greater honesty and accountability on the part of political figures.


If you were born between 1957 and 1970, Neptune was in Scorpio and Pluto in Virgo. There were new advances in health and medicine, as well as rapid spread of illegal drugs. Our long- held conservative attitude about sex began to dissolve, and we began to realize that marriage was not essential to maintain a committed relationship. Those born during this time seek to serve and improve society. You are also angry about the current state of our environment and natural resources.


If you were born between 1971 and 1983, Neptune was in Sagittarius and Pluto in Libra. Your attitudes about religion, education and human interactions are most likely different from those of your parents. Your religious beliefs, or spiritual practices, are important to you, and you are deeply concerned for the fate of your planet and the race of man. You will insist that your leaders be straight with you and will not accept excuses or manipulation. You are also interested in occult sciences, and many advances in this area will be made by members of your generation.


If you were born between 1984 and 1998, Neptune was in Capricorn and Pluto in Scorpio. You are part of a generation which will make great progress in dealing with power responsibly, both in terms of interpersonal relationships and as protectors of our Mother Earth. You will seek to transform society and replace rampant injustice with compassionate guidance.



Moon trine Neptune (Strength: 02.33)


You are highly inventive and artistically creative; you have an active imagination. You enjoy a unity between your inner and outer selves which gives you a spiritual outlook on life. You communicate your feelings well through artistic expression and have a deep appreciation for things of beauty.


You probably play a chief nurturing role in your family and encourage your loved ones to express themselves to the fullest. It is possible that you will enjoy your freedom of movement and choose not to have a family. Nevertheless, children will grow through contact with you and will treasure your advice. They are comfortable in your presence and trust your judgment.


While you enjoy helping others, you don't feel obligated to assist someone who refuses to help themselves. You respect and appreciate the creative works of others (artistic or otherwise) and are a loyal friend. Since you are aware of the importance of every person's role in the community, you may volunteer your time or otherwise work on causes you consider to be worthwhile.


You prefer a lover who is interesting and preferably somewhat educated or refined. You would never become bored with someone who had a variety of interests and led an active life. It is likely that you will achieve the finer things in life. When you do, remember that your best opportunities for growth can be found through sharing your vast resources with others.



Venus sextile Jupiter (Strength: 02.28)


You have a friendly and outgoing personality and have little difficulty getting along with others. You seem to know exactly what to say to make the right impression and are quick with a compliment. To others you are kind, understanding and sympathetic. If you encounter someone in need you will surely help if you can.


When others bring their problems to you seeking moral support, you can send them on their way feeling reassured and uplifted. Your optimism and positive thinking are contagious. Because you are not overbearing or demanding toward others, you are probably popular. You can tolerate others' human imperfections and therefore they are very understanding of yours.


In a career you would do well in any job involving a great deal of contact with the public. This could include such positions as social work, teaching, travel agent, or counselor. Because of your creative talents, you could also succeed as a writer. In this respect, you would have more patience for reasonably short articles rather than lengthy manuscripts.


You seek the finer things in life and enjoy an active social life. A lifestyle that does not allow you to splurge on yourself would become intolerable to you. You are not monk or nun material. You could find much enjoyment and personal growth through travel, education, reading, social functions or work with the arts (art, music, acting).


In your relationships with others you expect to be treated honestly and sincerely. You will not tolerate deception or insensitivity, and crass or rude behavior is revolting to you. You seek to constantly improve yourself through the experience of life and admire others who have a similar goal.



Mercury conjunct Pluto (Strength: 01.85)


Your mind is very intense, and you are constantly researching everything (and everyone) in life. You seek a deeper meaning behind everything and have a keen eye for details. Your intense curiosity can lead you to go to extremes in gathering data in order to solve your problems.


Mysterious and occult matters have a special fascination for you. You love a good intellectual challenge and would therefore do well in such positions as: detective, analyst, chemist, researcher, surgeon or pathologist. Other possible areas of satisfaction for you would be exploration and financial advising.


It is not difficult for you to win people over to your position by gentle but firm persuasion. Once you set a goal for yourself, nothing or no one should try to stand in your way. It is hard for you to take advice at times like this, although it would be advisable for you to develop such listening skills.


In your dealings with others you can be quite vindictive and vengeful. One of your pet peeves is social injustice, and you have no patience for public officials who allow unjust social conditions to prevail. You may be tempted to work for the underdog yourself as lobbyist or spokesman. This would be a positive channel for your pent-up anger over social inequities.


You are a demanding lover and can sometimes be lacking in compassion when asked to accept your lover's faults. You try to dominate your partner and then lose respect for him or her when they allow you to do so. You require a strong mate who can hold firmly to his or her own position and work with you so that you both can grow from the association. A common goal or ideal will form a strong bond between you.



Jupiter square Saturn (Strength: 00.86)


You have a very low opinion of yourself as compared to others. It is better that you not compare yourself to others but rather concentrate on the many talents that you have. Your lack of self-esteem is most likely connected to parental messages you received about your worthlessness. Perhaps your parents didn't consider you to be competent and admired the accomplishments of others more than your own.


Because you expect very little of yourself, you are pessimistic about your chances for success. In reality, you are indulging in laziness and escaping from the responsibility of success. Once you realize what you are capable of achieving, you will be able to attain your goals. Until that time, you will not feel that you deserve it.


If you are going to accomplish anything, you must stop feeling sorry for yourself and get to work. Focus on one thing at a time instead of scattering your energy over several projects. You must be willing to work hard for what you want in life. Very little will be given to you without some effort on your part.


In a career you could do well in education, law, physical therapy or the ministry. Although these are demanding fields, they also offer the sense of personal reward and satisfaction that you need to boost your own self-esteem. It is important that you establish yourself as a professional in your chosen field. Overcoming resistance from others along the way will only serve to strengthen your character.


The road to success will not be an easy one for you. There is no secret recipe or formula -- just plain hard work and determination. Have faith in yourself and you will overcome all obstacles.



Mars sextile Jupiter (Strength: 00.10)


You have tremendous personal resources with which to achieve your goals. Although the goals you set for yourself are likely to be somewhat ambitious, you are willing to work hard to see that they are achieved. Ever since you were a child and learned to invent indoor games to amuse yourself, you have steadily worked at developing your intellectual skills. This prepared you to deal well with competitive situations in your adult life.


Communication is important to you, and you could be an effective public speaker. Your dramatic delivery and flair for using the right words make you a formidable opponent in any debate. It is particularly difficult to win a debate with you because you only present information that is well documented and convincing. You also use this skill to come to the aid of others who cannot defend themselves intellectually.


You could excel in such fields as law, government work, teaching, writing, drama or the media. Although you wouldn't mind receiving recognition in your chosen career, it is not as important as the sense of satisfaction you experience when you have a chance to use your talents to their fullest potential.


Others admire your confidence and straightforwardness. Children are particularly drawn to you and may see you as a mentor. They appreciate your honesty and know that you will deal with them as equals. You respect others who stand firm on their convictions and have high ambitions. It is important that everyone who deals with you does so with honesty and integrity.


In your love life, you appreciate a partner who is intellectually strong. You have a strong sex drive, but without the mental component, no relationship will last very long. You also seek a partner with a spiritual consciousness.






Balance of Elements and Modalities


Abundant Water


In your case, the heart rules the head. Your emotional drives are strong and you act primarily on the basis of your feelings. Whether your feelings are purely personal, interpersonal, or transpersonal is up to you, but generally you are a life-oriented person who feels keenly and who acts to support your family, friends, and community. You are happiest when you are in a caring relationship with a significant other. That person should be comfortable with the emotional closeness that you bring to relationships, while providing the structure or inspiration that you need. Some of your friends will not be as comfortable with emotional closeness as you are, and you will have to respect their boundaries. You have probably learned over the years how to keep your sensitive nature from being hurt. Don't permanently withdraw, but find the people with whom and the environment in which you can be yourself.


Because of your sensitivity, you easily pick up others' thoughts and feelings. You can anticipate others' needs before they have expressed them. You can usually rely on your intuition when it comes to forecasting the outcome of personal and career decisions. If you decide to use your psychic abilities for healing, learn to let go of the negative feelings that you process from others. Since you are so sensitive, find quiet moments for private introspection in which you can reconnect with what you feel instead of what others feel. You also find it revitalizing to be around large bodies of water.


You do have a need to stop and think things through before acting. Make the effort to communicate with others who may have a more objective viewpoint or who could see solutions that elude you. You can sometimes be criticized for acting from a purely personal perspective, which you could avoid by learning and respecting society's larger viewpoint. You can be very creative in finding paths to your personal goals. Keep the larger viewpoint in mind and later you will not have to try to rationalize to others why you chose those paths.



Abundant Earth


You are in touch with the real world. More than others, you know where the rubber meets the road; persistent study has shown you how to make things happen in a practical sort of way. Your nature is well-suited to the adult world of responsibilities, which you master at a young age. Not impulsive with your resources, you would only start a business after careful study, but you would manage it well. You enjoy the satisfaction that comes not just from starting projects, but from finishing them. Your steady, organized approach is actually more productive in the long-run than is that of the quick, flashy types. You know how to establish a pace and keep it.


Do not let your awareness of the material world make you unappreciative of the spiritual plane that underpins our life here -- to which others may be more sensitive than you. Practicality is fine, but try to understand that dreams, feelings, and enthusiasms are also important and should not be squelched. Others might surprise you with what their optimistic risk-taking is able to achieve. You can be so cautious and reserved that some people find you conservative and dull. If you yourself become bored or depressed, admit that security isn't everything and try to be more spontaneous. Open up to the new and follow your bliss (in a careful sort of way).



Lack of Fire


You are willing to let flashier individuals take center-stage and lead the way. You are probably unenthusiastic about change and are passive when it comes to creating change through leadership. You may be aggressive in a defensive way, but lack the self-confidence to take the offensive. Lacking the impulsiveness of Fire, you are more likely to be a careful worker and a reliable mate, though you could stand to be less detached and more personally involved with your spouse and family.


A lack of planets in Fire signs can be offset by a Fire sign ascendant or by abundant planets in the houses of Life.



Lack of Air


Expressing yourself does not come easily to you. You distrust people who are fast, smooth talkers. It may be easier for you to express yourself nonverbally or in writing than it is through speaking. If you also lack planets in the houses of Relationships, you will find the normal avenues of communication and social learning blocked. Your thinking will be personal instead of detached or rational. With the mind's normal communication channels blocked, you learn primarily from experience. Lacking in the ability to view yourself objectively, you gain self-understanding primarily through feedback from others.


Try to see life less personally, in a more objective way. Take classes and never stop educating yourself.


A lack of planets in Air signs can be offset by an Air sign ascendant or by abundant planets in the houses of Relationships.



Abundant Mutable


With an abundance of planets in Mutable signs, you adapt easily to changing circumstances. Mentally quick, you adapt like a chameleon to give each what they want, until you are on to the next friend or interest. Life offers a succession of roles to play. Skilled at diplomacy and compromise, you make a good negotiator and appear to be everyone's friend. You actually are other-oriented, rather than self-oriented, and can be so busy meeting others' needs that you lack direction in your own life. Concentrate on finding friends of true worth and value. Be discriminating in your associations, in whom you choose to help. The endless flow from your mind, tongue, and hands will then work to return real value to you, which is what you deserve. You can probably only follow this advice just so far, though, because more than others the Universe sends you people in need, people for whom you are able to make a real difference. The assistance that you provide to the powerless may actually be remembered long after your facile mental output is forgotten. Your activities can also bring an end to institutions that have outlived their usefulness.



Lack of Fixed


With a lack of planets in Fixed signs, you probably find it difficult to settle down or concentrate on one thing for a long time. You tend to be all over the place. The advantage is that you are able to do many things at once and can move forward with change and growth when desirable. You are a free spirit, not overly weighed down by attachments. You may be daring, brave, and filled with ideas, but you need individuals in your life who can provide the structure and stability that you lack. If necessary, you can force yourself to finish projects through mental discipline and willpower.


A lack of planets in the Fixed signs can be offset by a Fixed sign ascendant or by abundant planets in the Succedent houses.


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