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Dienstag, 12. Juli 2022

LOGOS faculty and advanced student´s training courses-summer 2022, by Dr. Steven Ingino, via LAD Rosary





 

Hi everyone. Thank you for attending the recent trainings.

 

Here’s the link to the video recording of today’s Advanced Logos Customization Training:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K3fz4OdzkgnrJ1CQ7CgFUjJFO4MYrTfh/view?usp=sharing

 

Here’s the Google Doc for search shortcut instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ntvb7PehmQqqftspPYSxP3CogoPC2qhId44e47KMV4c/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

Here’s the link to the Logos Basic and Intermediate recording:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/16bcaZ0NcGz9_fauuOQUdOn-AwmCpcMyE/view?usp=sharing

 

 

Logos Searching and Researching recording:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s4x7zoHmtqnaK6NWnHu2ZvHYQ20GsPSp/view?usp=sharing

 

To see these in higher resolution, I recommend that you download the file vs. streaming it. You’ll see a download button toward the top right of the browser (or a blue download button in the middle). Remember, there are many videos you can learn from at: www.logos.com/student-training

 

You can also register for upcoming webinars here: https://www.logos.com/academic-webinars

 

There’s a Q and A session (Ask Anything Logos-related) this Monday (the 11th) at Noon pacific. Hope to see you there.

 

Blessings!

 

 

 

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Donnerstag, 7. Juli 2022

Astrological Birth-chart- Horoskope of LAD Rosary

 

Birth Chart Reading of Uwe

Born:
Sunday 5 June 1960 at 9:15
Viersen, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE

Gemini
Sun sign
 
Libra
Moon sign
 
Leo
Rising sign
CHAPTER 1

Your Birth Chart

Welcome to your Birth Chart Reading. The perfect way to get to know the powerful and insightful world that Astrology can offer you. Think of yourself as a cosmonaut in your own cosmic adventure, of which this Birth Chart Reading is the first step of your journey.

Even if you have had your Birth Chart interpreted before, every astrologer can help you gain new insights by formulating various things slightly differently. In this report, we'll give you advice on how to use your natural strengths and talents, seize opportunities in life, and how to overcome obstacles. By helping you actually understand your Birth Chart and giving you insight into the foundations of the different interpretations, we give you the strength to steer your destiny in the direction you desire. Even though you have been influenced by the invisible forces of the universe since birth, in the end, you are the one in charge of your life and only you can determine your own destiny!

This is about you, Uwe.


Based on your Birth Chart, in this report we take you on a journey through the universe and look at how the planets in our solar system affect you. We guide you through each step as you learn about the planetary celestial bodies, how they affect each other and what their energies mean to you. We hope that your Birth Chart and this report will help you create a happier and more successful life. Enjoy the journey!
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CHAPTER 2

Your inner self

Now that we've looked at the various elements that make up your Birth Chart, let's turn our attention to the planets. To start with: the Sun. If someone asks you "What is your zodiac sign?" they actually ask what your Sun sign is. As you will see later in this report, astrology has much more to offer you than just your Sun sign, which is just a small piece of the cosmic puzzle. However, since the Sun is the central planet around which all other planets revolve, it is considered the most important element of the birth chart.

To keep it simple, we call all astrological elements of the birth chart 'planets', including the Sun, Moon and Ascendant. Each planet represents a different aspect of who you are. For example, the Sun represents your inner self. The sign and house the Sun is in during your birth show how you 'shine your light', your vitality, creativity and even your work. When you express the qualities of 'your Sun' in a positive way, you will feel 'enlightened', confident, happy and energized.
Sun
SYMBOL 
RULES OVER Leo
STANDS FOR
Identity and conscience
SUMMARY
The energy of the Sun relates to our personality and our inner self. Regardless of how we appear to others, we usually see ourselves from the point of view of our sun sign.

 Sun in ♊︎ Gemini

You’re forever being accused of being two-faced and superficial. You’ve been hearing the same old thing for years now. What a bore! What this criticism really means is that others just can’t figure you out. It’s your versatility and adaptability that bugs them. People usually progress along predetermined paths and have great difficulty, in fact, in changing direction and incorporating new influences in their lives. You’re faster than that; others know this, and at times they don't like it simply because they cannot relate to it.

Your relationship to life generally is an intellectual one. You have a good mind and you use it. When it comes to making a judgment, you’re a good bet. This is largely because you possess that rare commodity – perception. This is the little voice inside that tells you when you’re right, and when you are wrong, and, most importantly, when others are right and wrong. It becomes a case after a while of always being one step ahead of events.

Socially, you’re a flexible creature, taking all kinds of lifestyles in your stride. Tolerance, and a liberal attitude towards what passes or not as acceptable, allow you to go further afield in your social adventures than perhaps others might care to experience. This, however, can also get you into trouble. Imagination is one thing: downright fool-hardiness is quite another!

You have a great need to be partnered: more specifically, you have a great need to be twinned. Since childhood it’s been one of your preoccupations, this matter of twin-ship. A lot of your energies have been spent trying to solve the riddle of who belongs to whom, and how to find them. Happiness will not be yours until you can look in the mirror and see not only your reflection, but your soulmate’s.

Geminians are friendly, clever, talkative, versatile, curious, perceptive, intuitive, and logical. At times they can also be quite contradictory, restless, two-faced, critical, and impatient. Gemini people enjoy and need work that includes a great deal of variety. They love to do several things all at the same time, sometimes making them late for appointments. They abhor boredom.

Geminians tend to flit from one experience to another, gathering in all types of information along the way, but seldom getting to the depth of any subject. They go broad and not deep. Persistence is not their strong suit. Gaining knowledge and disseminating it is their real talent. Hence, they make wonderful salespeople or teachers if they stick around long enough to get all the facts instead of only half the story. Even if they do not possess all the facts, since they are never at a loss for words, they will continue with their story as if they did have all the facts.

It is important for a Geminian to seek intellectual satisfaction. Mental stagnation turns them off, so they read extensively and communicate widely in order to satisfy this longing for mental stimulation. This discontent can make them either very ambitious, or it can incline them to jump from one thing to another, searching for the greener grass which never appears.

Geminians usually think quickly on their feet and have the ability to use the right words in any situation. They possess tremendous wit and a good sense of humor. Other people may have difficulty in keeping up with their rapid change of subjects.

Because Geminians think so quickly, they often finish other people’s sentences for them. This can be most frustrating for the person trying to express their own thoughts. There is a need to learn how to control the tongue and allow slower people to express their own opinions and ideas.

Since Geminians have the capacity to see both sides of any issue, they may fluctuate back and forth between opposing viewpoints. They will usually tend to side with the opinion of whomever they happen to be with at the moment. Then they change as the circumstances change. Indecisiveness is a problem for Geminians.

Geminians are usually emotionally detached. They use their minds rather than their hearts to find their way through things. Logic and reason are their guidelines. They are able to understand what makes other people behave as they do, but they have difficulty in projecting themselves into the emotional reactions of the person involved.

Some of the negative traits that Geminians possess are lack of concentration and focus, undependability, fickleness, indecisiveness, superficiality, wishful thinking, and dreaminess. They can also be pretty good at nagging.

Geminians need to work on getting their mind under control. Their nervous system is highly strung. If they don’t learn to control their nerves, they are apt to become ill. The way out of this difficulty is to take the emphasis off themselves and lose it through service to others. Above all, the Geminian needs to learn to channel (control) his energy and his mind.

 Sun in house 11

You are naturally drawn toward all those areas in life which stand for man’s welfare and advancement. It concerns you that not enough is being done in the fields of education and science for the good of all humanity. Various other social issues, housing, counseling, and health – also command your attention. In other words, you are quite the humanitarian. On a social level, you are pretty gregarious and feel a certain imbalance if your week isn’t filled with this particular function or that. You very much value your friends and, instead of having only a select few, you have a liberally spread-out circle consisting of all kinds of weird and wonderful folk. Indeed, as far as you’re concerned, the more diverse your circle the better, for the more you then feel you’re involved with society on all its varying levels. Many great politicians have the Sun in the eleventh house… Like you, they are drawn by idealism which benefits mankind as a whole. You want to see the world become a better place and no matter how small or large your contribution, you will bring about change.

The negative aspect of Sun in the eleventh can be extremist behavior to force changes that you believe should take place. This can lead to over-dominant behavior within your peer group or social circles. Collective change has to have collective cooperation.

You probably possess a desire to raise goals to a higher level and to seek ideas that would be of benefit to the group. Or you may desire to place your own goals and desires above the wishes of the group. You have the ability to make friends, many of who are influential and wield power. You enjoy your work with groups. You are responsible, liberal, and broad-minded. You are a humanitarian who would rather be popular than powerful. You have organizing ability and probably take the leadership role in group activities or friendly get-togethers.

 Sun  trine  Moon

You don’t have any problem with emotions and feelings. You find it easy to express yourself, either directly to the person that matters or more generally through a creative outlet. However, you could find that such efficacy sometimes makes you feel the need for a reassuring jolt from the ‘real world’ in order to escape a feeling of blandness. You’re not bland, of course, it’s just that you glide through life’s emotional crises and others mistakenly think you’re bland!

Your creative powers combine well with your ability to put form and structure to things, making you very ingenious at times. The resonance of these two very powerful energies leads to creative thinking which you can bring to bear in difficult circumstances; you tackle problems with great determination and a strong desire to resolve them.

You feel quickly at home wherever you are, though you may become lazy and inattentive, and often ignorant to the real extent of problems. You find problems easy to live with. Overall you have a good balance between ‘being’ and ‘feeling’.

 Sun  conjunction  Venus

You express your affections easily – you’re very much in tune with how you feel in your heart of hearts, even if it doesn’t always turn out the way you want it to! This gives you a reputation for openness and approach-ability. You also have a great sensuality, and a liking for luxury and comfort, and will make sure all your appetites are sufficiently catered for at all times!

 Sun  sextile  Uranus

You’re restless, disruptive, and unpredictable. You have a constantly changing mind, setting your sights on forever-altering objectives. Though it may sound as if you run around within a circle of confusion, this is not actually the case. More to the point is that you’re ceaselessly mentally active, needing and creating stimuli in order to project your ideas and get a hearing.

You have a strong sense of your own individuality. Something inside you says that you’re different from the rest. This aspect in its most negative expression displays itself as rebelliousness something that you should be quite familiar with! The point is that you have this inner desire to change things that you consider to be outdated or set in a rigid routine. This can be anything from the personal habits of others to the politics of the world. You are certainly not the type of person that gets stuck in outdated ways of thinking. You are always looking for new ways of expressing your uniqueness. One of your lessons in life is to learn not to be different just for the sake of it. Albert Einstein had this aspect in his chart and look at what he achieved.
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CHAPTER 3

Your outer self

While the Sun symbolizes your essential self, your rising sign, or "Ascendant," represents the part of yourself that you show the rest of the world. The rising sign describes your outer personality, appearance, general outlook on life and how you act in different situations. You could think of it as 'the mask' you wear to the outside world. Sometimes, one's rising sign can match their Sun sign, which means it is easy for people to see the 'real you', or just the opposite: your mask is hiding a part of your true identity from others.

When a planet is connected to your Ascendant (or another planet) at a certain angle, we call that connection an 'aspect'. Some aspects are 'soft', which means that the qualities of the two planets merge smoothly and harmoniously, and can even reinforce each other. Other aspects are "hard," meaning that the energies of these planets are at odds with each other, and can cause tension or conflict. It is not necessarily right or wrong if an aspect is hard or soft. Harmony could put you in a rut that would require conflict to break through in order to take the next step in life.

This is also the explanation if you may not fully recognize yourself in the energies that a planet exerts on you. At this point in your life, one planet can overshadow the qualities of the other planet, so that you hardly notice those energies. But be aware that somewhere during your life a turnaround can occur where this energy effect can change.
Ascendant
SYMBOL Ac
STANDS FOR
Appearance, health and first impressions
SUMMARY
The Ascendant is determined by the time of your birth and your place of birth. It is the zodiac sign that rises on the eastern horizon at the time of birth, or is 'rising'. The sign on the Ascendant represents the way you deal with our environment, what your basic attitude is and the way you approach things.

Ac Ascendant in ♌︎ Leo

You have a confidence in your approach to life which allows you to enter into new projects with as little regard as possible for the pitfalls that might lie ahead. Hence you have the potential for sweeping along all kinds of people in your enthusiasm, for others generally do respond to the flag that flies the highest. Moreover, your sense of independence is strong, and you would be unlikely to spend too much time with those whom you might consider to inhibit your freedom of movement. Indeed, you need to feel as if you have as little constraint in life as possible.

Your dominating qualities exhibit the potential for capturing the lion’s share, in this case that of Personality. You are the kind that loves performance and fun, and extrovert activities which may not require too much intellectualism. You are metaphorically attracted to theatre, and those who need to assume a persona. You often over-enthusiastically subscribe to projects which might require a greater qualification for involvement, thus sometimes promising more than can be delivered: ‘all mouth and no trousers’. Nevertheless, this last accusation is deflected by your wearing your heart on your sleeve; not for emotional gain, but because it is full of warmth just waiting to come out.

You have an enormous sense of fun – and one which you take very seriously, if that doesn’t sound too contradictory! In other words, the ‘fun’ side of your character needs continuously to be catered for, otherwise you feel as if you are wasting away. Thus, you are a constant attendant at parties, or just convivial gatherings in general, like discos, pubs and wine bars. You like to play jokes on people, too, though they’re nearly always harmless pranks, not the malicious kind. In fact, you’re really just one big softie!

Your style is uncomplicated and direct, and you respect others who also lay it on the line rather than those who are devious and secretive. Indeed, this latter approach is one which you can find offensive for, when others start giving you the run around, it wounds your sense of dignity and pride, as it makes you feel as if you’re not being taken for the genuine person you are.

People with Leo rising tend to come across as generous, proud, emotional, romantic, extroverted, vain, egotistical, courageous, sentimental, self-confident, showy, and want to shine and be successful in wherever they go and whatever they do. They like to “rule” and have homage paid to them for their “royal” nature. You like to take risks and can sometimes be foolhardy, but you definitely have a zest for living. The worst thing someone can do to you is to hurt your pride or be unappreciative of you. You wear your heart on your sleeve in matters of love and you need a partner you can be proud of — and you want them to be proud of you. You are faithful to and protective of those you love. You can be quick-tempered, but you tend to not stay angry for long. You like to play the kingly role and have a sense of drama surrounding you. You are a ham. You like being the center of attention and will do things just to get that attention. You can be stubborn in a sunny sort of way. Your roar is worse than your bite. If your pride is hurt or your dignity is trampled on, then watch out, because you can forgive, but you don’t forget. You enjoy sports and out-of-doors activity. Your vitality and spirit are strong except if your heart is broken in love. Your need for love and affection is very great and you need to feel appreciated. If frustrated, you lose your desire for living. Spiritual lesson to learn: Humility. The Sun rules Leo so the Sun will be important in your chart.

If you read the horoscopes in the newspapers and magazines, instead of reading the paragraph for your Sun sign, you should read the paragraph for Leo as this will be far more accurate.
CHAPTER 4

Your emotional side

Along with the Sun and the rising sign, the Moon, the "planet" closest to Earth, is a very important element in your Birth Chart. The mysterious and continuously changing Moon rules your feminine side: your emotions, your needs and intuition. The position of the Moon and aspects help you understand what you need from others, and what makes you feel safe, supported, and secure.

While the Sun represents your conscious self, who you "think" you are, the Moon has an unconscious effect on you. You are probably not always aware of the impact the Moon has on your life, because it is part of you acting unconsciously. When you are in 'auto pilot', it is mainly the qualities of the Moon that control you.
Moon
SYMBOL 
RULES OVER Cancer
STANDS FOR
Subconscious, emotions and habits
SUMMARY
For some people, the Moon sign is more important than the Sun sign. Especially in Birth Chart Readings for younger people it occupies an important place, but as we get older the other planets get the upper hand. The energy of the Moon is emotional, receptive and reactionary, and can be overly sensitive or out of control at times.

 Moon in ♎︎ Libra

It’s very important for you to be in a relationship. That might sound trite but, when you think about it, for a great many people it’s not actually that important. They may be married, or whatever, but only because convention dictates it, not because their emotional scales would be unbalanced without it. Yours would.

By having somebody close to you, you can see your own reflection, thus giving you greater confidence in facing the world at large. Being naturally communicative and chatty, you need to find an element of intellectual compatibility with your partner in order to establish a broader base for expression. Such exchanges allow you to develop mutual rapport. Moreover, mental and emotional understanding and communication encourage respect, such a necessary part of any meaningful relationship. That’s when you begin to flower, when you reach that stage of respect.

The existence of emotional faculties are seen as having their natural extension in relationships, and these are actively sought as a result, this Moon Sign rarely being unpartnered. Others are seen as a backdrop to the various scenes enacted in one’s emotional theatre. Moon in Libra can acquire a sense of unreality, as if it were performing for others’ entertainment. The desire to impart one’s feelings to others, however, is great, as to give implies to receive. Liasons are thus sought, further, in order to provide oneself with a mirror: the amount of reciprocated approval determines the degree of emotional equilibrium. Importance is attached to a liason’s potential for intellectual communication.

So you are kind, sympathetic, agreeable, optimistic, fair, and very fond of social pleasures. You are a considerate and thoughtful friend, and have a real flair for making others feel accepted and appreciated. At the same time you probably possess good reasoning powers and the ability to form correct judgments. There is love of art and music with perhaps decided ability as a performer. You have a need for people and relationships. You avoid personal confrontations or any expression of intense, unpleasant behavior or emotion. You strive for peace, harmony, and perfect balance. You feel unsuited for menial physical labor and you hate to get your hands dirty. Your desire to be liked by everyone may cause you to seek peace at any price, thus you can be evasive on issues due to your desire to keep the peace. You can be quite vacillating and indecisive. You are much more at odds with yourself than people would guess by looking at you from the outside. It is sometimes very difficult for you to make up your mind because you see all sides of any issue and you always want to be fair. You must learn to stand up for your principles.

 Moon in house 3

You receive some of your most lasting emotional support from those closest to you. In your case, these will be your immediate family and those with whom you have had a friendship over the course of many years, for it is the fact that they have grown close through familiarity that now makes them your nearest and dearest. You do not admit others into your circle readily, for an established social group brings with it a certain security, and you are not too much in favor of changing the pattern of the years. You will also receive important emotional support from an entirely different direction: from that of literature. Even if you rarely read a book, you will have an appreciation of the inspirational power of words, and you will count poetry, for instance, among your first loves. Some of your most enduring memories will be of those times you shared some book or poem with those in your closest circle.

You possess intellectual curiosity and may well express your true feelings through speech, poetry or writing. Intellectualizing your feelings is probable. There is a strong need for communication and for gathering information, which is later shared with people in general or women in particular. You have a fine sense of humor and like to joke and play around. Travel appeals to you because it affords new opportunities for learning. Routine of any kind probably bores you and you are constantly looking for variety. Your ideas change at a moment’s notice and you are forever flexible and adaptable to any situation. Learning is perhaps better accomplished through listening rather than reading. Your mind can be quite emotional at times. Concerning vocation: the emphasis is on communication and information exchange. Your personality gathers, shares and reacts to information. This position represents the intermediary, the go-between, and the dissemination functions.

 Moon  trine  Venus

Your affections and your emotional life work pretty harmoniously together, giving you the confidence needed to express yourself to your partner without the fear of misunderstanding or rejection. You have an eye for the most attractive of partners, and it would be surprising if you didn’t try to use your physical appearance to the best possible advantage.

You instinctively know how to make people feel appreciated, loved, cared for, accepted and secure. Your thoughtfulness and daily acts of kindness make you beloved by all. You enjoy good relationships with women. You are emotionally fulfilled through artistic expression, whether it be painting, poetry, music or singing. You have a love of beauty, harmony and luxury. This is reflected in the home you create for yourself and your loved ones. You do not like course language or bad manners. A liking for excessively sweet food or too much food should be controlled. A tendency to take the easy way out should be watched for and controlled also. You may be lazy at times. People love you because they sense that you really care about them. You are popular, well-liked and fun to be around. You love people in general and enjoy working with the public. You are gracious and attractive and make the most perfect host or hostess. You have learned how to balance your emotional needs so that you no longer have the desire to possess those you love.

 Moon  opposition  Mars

Emotionally you can swing in either direction. You can either be passionate and enthusiastic or you can be defensive, creating and seeking out conflict where it doesn’t really exist. However, the pertinent thing to remember is that there’s a whole boiler house of emotional energy within you – therefore it’s in everybody’s interest that it follows as creative a source as possible.

With all your emotional energy your physical body may be broken down faster than it can be repaired. You need to learn how to slow down and not try to do everything all at once. You are temperamental, irritable and impatient and can be very difficult to live with. You seemingly like to go out of your to pick fights with people. You tend to respond with overt or subtle temper tantrums if your desires and wishes are not granted. You need to get plenty of exercise in order to work off all that excess energy which is only trying to find a constructive outlet. You have an aggressive and feisty spirit and have no trouble standing up for your rights or the rights of others. You need to learn self-restraint and self-control. You are extremely competitive and have a strong need to outdo everyone else. You should learn how to cooperate and compromise with others. You are a very hard worker with a great amount of energy and courage. If you would learn that everyone makes mistakes and accept your own mistakes calmly, then you will be able to use your energy extremely positively. At times you have the habit of resting upon your reputation and relaxing. You need to learn how to control your temper.

 Moon  square  Saturn

You have this blind spot – you feel yourself threatened by authority, which you often equate with men in general and older men in particular. It’s what Freud – that old codger – would have called a preoccupation with the father figure. This is no big deal, really; we all have this to greater or lesser degrees. What matters, of course, is how much we let this thing rule us. That is, does it color our every mood and action and, if so, would we therefore not be better off making the valiant effort of turning our blind spot into a vehicle for self-education.

Your reserve and caution make establishing a close emotional rapport with others difficult for you. You can gain inner security and emotional strength through periods of solitude if you look at these periods as times where you can nourish yourself and develop your own interests, rather than as times of loneliness. You are subject to occasional bouts of depression, anxiety and frustration. There are delays and roadblocks set up in your path of accomplishment. At times it seems like the whole world is against you and that you have to carry the weight of the world entirely on your own shoulders. You need to learn to overcome your feelings of being totally alone in life. This isn’t exactly true. These feelings stem from your inability to express your emotions so that you feel separated from others. In previous lives, you have tried to love and to be affectionate, but you have been rejected and in this life, you are afraid to love because you feel you may be rejected again. You need to learn that emotional security is based on a good philosophy of life and not on other people. Even though you are a controlled, serious and practical person, locked within you is a warm and affectionate person just waiting to get out. But that does involve taking the risk of being hurt again. There’s no way around it. You learn through experience.

This is perhaps the single most powerful aspect you can have in a horoscope. Your greatest asset is your ability to learn by experience, for even though you have made many mistakes, your self-knowledge is your salvation. At the height of depression, despair or error you are able to look yourself squarely in the face and start building your way back to where you want to be. You have a jump on the others who are not assisted by the mental energy and psychological drive that this aspect gives.
CHAPTER 5

Your intellectual side

From the "feeling nature" of the Moon, we now turn our attention to the domain of the mind represented by Mercury. Since Mercury is closest to the Sun, it has a faster and shorter orbit than the other planets. For this reason, Mercury is associated with the god mentioned by the Greeks: Hermes, the Messenger God. The position and aspects of Mercury show you how your mind works, and how you think, learn and communicate these thoughts outwardly.

You may also notice that some aspects have a more extensive description than others. This is because some aspects (conjunctions, squares and oppositions) are seen as stronger and more powerful than others (such as sextiles or quincunxes).
Mercury
SYMBOL 
RULES OVER Gemini and Virgo
STANDS FOR
Communication and thoughts
SUMMARY
Mercury's energy is restless and comes in short and sharp bursts. Mercury rules in all forms of communication and is strongly associated with the more basic levels of the mind.

 Mercury in ♋︎ Cancer

Things make an impression on your mind rather like images do on photographic paper: they are graphically illustrated and cannot be removed. You are good at recalling past events, therefore, because you can easily conjure up a clear picture of the occasion in question. By the same token, you can often change your mind a thousand times regarding any subject before you finally come to a decision. Some might call this being evasive, but it’s perhaps more like feeling your way through, rather than being dogmatic about the issue at hand. When it suits your purpose, you can be very shrewd; you are likely to be good at devising schemes on how to avoid particular issues whilst still reaping their benefits in other words, you’re an intellectual trickster, a born ‘creative accountant’!

Your mind is connected with your memories, feelings, and emotions from the past. You tend to hold on to the memories of things because they give you security. You are highly interested in inner, subjective, and personal issues, and your thinking is based more on feelings, intuition, personal experiences, and prejudices rather than reason or logic. Intellectual abilities and accomplishments without heart or soul mean little to you. You are a sensitive listener and deeply interested in a person’s feelings and inner life. In addition to psychology, you are probably drawn to education, art, poetry, music, or mythology. You are shy and somewhat reticent about speaking in public, but you will open yourself up and share your thoughts in small, intimate, little family-type circles of people you know and trust. You perhaps enjoy keeping a diary or chronicle of your thoughts and feelings regarding your day-to-day happenings. Your mind retains and absorbs knowledge easily. You are intuitive, psychic, and sympathetic, yet may become depressed over your own problems and the problems of the world. You may have difficulty in getting to the root of the problem because you so easily become involved emotionally with the people instead of the problem. You may have difficulty in making decisions or you may simply change your mind constantly. Mental focus and control must be developed.

 Mercury in house 11

One day all the world’s going to be just one big happy family, and you’re going to be part of it! At least, that’s the dream that spurs you on. You have an idealistic turn of mind, and one that is much given over to the broader topics, those which concern mankind, not just you and yours. Politics and world affairs often demand your attention and may prompt you to try to do something to change the world for better. It is not so easy for you to turn a blind eye to the faults of the world.

You have an original, comprehensive, adaptable and intellectual mind. Your goals are obtained through the use of your mind. You choose friends who stimulate your mind, perhaps younger friends. You find it stimulating to converse with those friends who share opposing views. You could be the spokesman or secretary for your favorite group or organization.

 Mercury  opposition  Jupiter

You have a penchant for checking and re-checking things multiple times, just to be sure you did something in the first place, like checking to see if you really set the alarm or if you really locked the front door. You tend to do more rather than less. For example, if a recipe calls for a tablespoon, you may add a tablespoon and a half. You figure if this much is fine, then a little more makes things better. You may be intolerant of other people’s beliefs, habits or cultures. You tend to gloss over details that come back to haunt you later and you have the propensity to overestimate the potential of an idea or product. You are not intentionally mean-spirited, it’s just that you get carried away with yourself and this can be detrimental at times. You have an abundance of ideas, interests, and plans for the future, but you may find it difficult to focus on any particular area. You may devote yourself and your energies to some irrational cause. Philosophy, religion, or other areas of theoretical speculation interest you.

You also possess foresight, numerous enterprising ideas, and a gambling instinct, all of which contribute to your success in the world of business. You love to travel, especially if there is some mind-expanding or educational aspect involved with it. There is a love of communicating your thoughts and ideas to others and you may very well be an excellent teacher, formal or otherwise. You need to learn how to discipline yourself so that you think problems through logically, clearly and with full knowledge of the facts. You have a tendency to rush through your thoughts or to be sloppy in your thinking, and perhaps even in your penmanship. Your thoughts go too far, you can get carried away with them, making grandiose plans that are too expansive to be put into concrete reality. Yet, you do seem to be extremely uncritical of others and accept them just as you find them. At times you are absent-minded, even though your mind is very original and fertile. You may have literary or speaking talent. Guard against jumping to conclusions, bad judgment and over-optimism. You have a knack for putting together unrelated ideas and concepts and making something out of them. At times others will take advantage of you because of your sympathetic nature and generosity. You may have the tendency, also, of talking too much, using more words to say something than what it really requires or repeating several times what you have already just said.

 Mercury  trine  Neptune

Intellectually, you can easily accommodate elements that others of a more mundane persuasion might consider outlandish or occult. Indeed, matters of an esoteric or otherworldly quality fascinate you and you will follow almost any school of thought which might claim to represent cryptic and hidden knowledge.

You have an unusual amount of imagination and are very good at visualization. You have dreams and visions and can make these a reality by bringing them into your rational, conscious, and logical mind for practical implementation. You are open to metaphysical subjects such as astrology, telepathy and various other occult areas such as healing. In fact, you may have healing power through the laying on of hands. You have the ability to tap into your subconscious mind and bring the ideas found there into your consciousness. Your mind is inspired and you have an aptitude for art, creative writing, poetry, drama or music. You prefer the artistic world over the scientific and you learn more by soaking things up rather than forced book-learning. You have a love of the sea because of its ability to soothe your nerves. You have a high degree of intuition and inspiration. You have sensitivity to the higher realms that can be developed more fully. You may tap those higher realms in your dreams.
CHAPTER 6

Your approach to love

The next planet in the solar system is named after Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Venus shows you how you relate to others, the types of people you are attracted to, and your way of experiencing love. Venus helps you become aware of the different types of interpersonal relationships we need to feel happy and fulfilled. Or, put very bluntly: Venus describes what makes you happy.

In your Birth Chart, you will notice that different planets overlap in what they focus on. For example, the Moon and Venus are alike because they both describe the feminine sides of us, our feelings, and our relationships. But while the Moon is more family and motherly oriented, Venus focuses more on romance and intimate partners.
Venus
SYMBOL 
RULES OVER Taurus and Libra
STANDS FOR
Desire, love, money and values
SUMMARY
Venus's energy is more balanced than Mercury's. Venus sends out slow, sustained, and harmonious waves and rules everything we value in life, such as beauty, love, and peace. Venus also influences material values and earthly possessions.

 Venus in ♊︎ Gemini

With your partner you are absolutely devoted and loyal – even if a little fickle at times! A love relationship, in fact, is one of the only things in which you can find real gut-level fulfilment, because it is where you ultimately achieve a feeling of being truly twinned. And that is what you’ve always wanted from a romantic involvement: for you and your partner to be like one soul in two bodies. Part of the twin syndrome is also the sharing of minds, and nothing brings you greater delight – indeed greater strength – than the exchanging and sharing of ideas. This is one of your chief methods of learning about yourself and others. Socially, you need the reassurance of being surrounded by your familiars; that is, apart from your partner, your intimate friends and family. By being able to compare society with your personal environment, you keep a perspective on the world at large.

In matters of love and romance, a person’s sense of humor, intellect, and communication skills attract you more than their physical appearance. You desire a partner who is mentally stimulating, curious, one who can challenge your mind, and keeps you from getting bored. Relationships where talking, sharing ideas, going places, and learning new things together are highly preferred and needed. You need a lot of social stimulation and can be a bit of a flirt. Jealous and possessive partners turn you off. You are charming, friendly, and enjoy meeting new people. You can be fickle in matters of love and may have a tendency to desire more than one love interest at a time. You enjoy the fun and excitement of love, yet may fear its obligations. Your feelings can be well expressed through speaking, through writing or poetry, or perhaps through art where you get a chance to work with your hands. Your emotions are ruled by your mind and you may prefer intellectualizing your feelings. If Venus if poorly aspected, your breathing may be shallow and there may be poor oxygenation of the blood.

 Venus in house 11

Social activities figure very prominently in your scheme of things. An active and varied social calendar is something you really need, especially one involved with as much group activity as possible, rather than just you and another person or two. Indeed, you warm to a sense of the world itself as one big group where you can be a permanently vital contributor.

So you are sociable, tactful and friendly and you should have many helpful friends. Be careful, though, that these friends do not encourage you to over-indulge yourself for that will have a detrimental effect on you and your health. Be careful also of pleasing your friends at a cost to yourself. You have the ability to put people at ease. You enjoy cultural and group pursuits. You have a strong desire to relax with congenial companions, though you can be imposed upon by friends because of your desire to do everything possible for their comfort and pleasure.

 Venus  square  Pluto

Personal involvements can often cause you a great deal of stress and worry. Naturally, this goes for everyone, but you somehow seem to fret about all the little things which, you often imagine, indicate the tip of a threatening iceberg. If truth be known, you should really learn how to calm down and trust your partners a little more. They must feel for you otherwise they wouldn’t be with you on that level, would they?

The challenge here is to transform your values. Important psychological problems are being worked out because of and through your relationships with others. Because of this, you may attract people and friends who act destructively towards you. The reason this happens is because these people are mirroring the same type of acts you yourself have done in former lives. You are now reaping what you have sown previously. You are being given the chance to wipe your slate clean if you do not respond to evil with evil. Release all thoughts of revenge and learn to turn the other cheek. When your debts are paid and your lessons are learned, then destructive people will no longer be part of your life. This aspect shows a readiness on your part to atone for past mistakes and cruelties.

In matters of health, this aspect tends to interfere with the magnetic forces in the veins and prevents proper drainage of toxins and waste material from the tissues. It can also hinder the filtering process in the kidneys. This leads to improper cleansing of the blood, with the result that toxins and waste material seek an exit through the lungs and skin in the form of lung congestions and skin eruptions. The spiritual lesson here is to let go of ill feelings (emotional toxins) and forgive (elimination, transformation), rather than trying to get even or seeking revenge.

On the positive side, you do have the emotional power and unusual creativity to bring about beneficial and healing changes into the lives of others if you can focus on others’ needs instead of your own.
CHAPTER 7

Your approach to life

We travel past the feminine symbol of Venus, past the Earth, to the more masculine-oriented symbol: Mars, the Roman god of war. Mars is the first planet after Earth in our solar system. This planet represents your independent and active side. The way you approach life outside of your personal relationships. This can be about how you behave at work, what kind of sports or activities you do and how you spend your daily life.

You may find that the interpretations in this chapter contradict the interpretations in other chapters. This is a logical aspect of astrology because we, humans, are basically walking contradictions. Often when you read astrological interpretations that seem to contradict each other, it means that you are fighting an inner battle around these topics in your personality, or that in certain situations you lean to one side, and in other situations to the other.
Mars
SYMBOL 
RULES OVER Aries and Scorpio
STANDS FOR
Action, physical energy and motivation
SUMMARY
The energy of Mars is vibrant, powerful and can easily suppress the energy of the other personal planets. Stamina, urges, aggression, and sexual needs are all under the vibrations of Mars.

 Mars in ♈︎ Aries

Your instinctive judgment of people and situations is highly developed, and your first impressions – i.e. your gut reactions – are almost always proved right at the end of the day. Everyone is of course passionate to one degree or another; your passions are perhaps that little bit more up-front than most people’s. Being as close to the nerve as they are, it doesn’t take much to get them going; you react rapidly, and can flare up just as quickly. These powerful emotions and feelings therefore are experienced at a very subjective level, and this can make you at times extremely touchy. Because of this, others sometimes might feel as if they have to tread very carefully in your presence: otherwise – wham! Strong feelings demand strong commitments, and respect on all sides is the name of the game.

You are aggressive, pioneering, adventurous, and always on the outlook to start new projects. You hate restraint and don’t like to be told to do something or how to do it. You want to lead, not follow. At times you can be headstrong, impulsive, and impatient. Waiting is not something that appeals to you. You go after what you want with great zeal and you do not take “no” for an answer. You love competition and anything that allows you to test or prove yourself. Cooperation is not your strong suit and you can be very self-willed, self-absorbed, and selfish at times. The “me-first” attitude is strong in you. You are self-reliant and hate depending or relying on others. You need to be your own person and do things your way, even if it might not be the best way. Your best talent is in getting things off the ground quickly. If initial success does not come quickly, you may get tired of that project and move to the next. Sustaining is not your strong side. Long-term efforts are not as appealing to you as quick, short-term affairs that you can finish with quickly so you can start something else. Energy and enthusiasm are your strong side. Self-control is important for you to learn so you don’t burn out. Physical activity and keeping in shape appeal to you. You may be prone to accidents due to haste. You need to learn to stick to a project until it is finished before rushing off on a new endeavor. You must learn to control your temper and impulsiveness.

 Mars in house 9

You have a volatile and far-reaching imagination, one which has a passion for things over and above the horizon. These are what one might call ‘visionary’ things or, at least, issues which make the inner nature of man burn with a desire to know more of them. Hence, religious matters, or topics which unite mankind under an umbrella of moral optimism, are likely to move you.

Your mind is enthusiastic, but restless. You are independent in thought. Your religious zeal must be watched so that it doesn’t turn into fanaticism. You have strong opinions and are happy to tell anyone who will listen what they are. You have a strong desire to travel, not necessarily physically, but mentally. You have a liberal, broad, and progressive philosophy about life and do not want anyone else imposing their beliefs on you. There is a possibility of strife with in-laws. You will fight for your convictions. You may need to watch a tendency towards believing you are always right.

 Mars  square  Saturn

You have a kind of fiery instinctive reaction to anyone or anything which you think is going to confine or hinder you. The threat of this can make you extremely angry and your show of Opposition to it can therefore be equally passionate. When you cool down, however, you’re likely to admit privately that your reaction is often out of place to the level of the perceived threat.

You need to determine what your responsibilities are and when you can safely pursue your own desires while still meeting and living up to the duties you are committed to. If you follow your own desires, then you will be looked upon as irresponsible and selfish. And if you never allow yourself to pursue your own desires, then you may tear yourself apart. The trick is to find the right balance between these areas. Part of the problem lies in that you often feel frustrated because you assume you have no choice in doing anything you enjoy. This causes the anger to build up, making you sarcastic, bitter and resentful. Make a list of your true responsibilities and fulfill them. Then, make a list of what you would like to do for fun and relaxation. By compromising, you can release your overactive sense of responsibility. You are a skilled worker because of your organizing ability and your attentiveness to detail. You take pride in your work and you simply want to do a good job.

The challenge with this aspect is to see the beauty and goodness in the world that surrounds you. Because of all your troubles, you tend to see life as cruel and hateful, with everyone pitted against everyone else. Life seems incredibly hard from this perspective. What you must try to do is to see the good within the world’s disharmony. You need love and support yet these may be lacking. To get love you first have to give love and it is not particularly easy for you to open your emotions to others. You have been hurt in the past and you do not like emotional pain. So it takes you a while to open up to people. Because of your nature, then, you appear serious, cold and aloof to others. They have no idea of what is going on inside you.

If you tend to hold in your anger. If you do not learn to release your frustrations, this anger can and will erupt uncontrollably. You need to remember that bottling anger up inside you is one of the primary causes of gall and kidney stones. Other thoughts — learn to control your passionate desires because unruly desires can get you in a lot of trouble if left unchecked. Also, there will be times when you may not follow through on projects that you have initiated because you lack a sense of sustained purpose. There can also be a certain callousness with this aspect such that you may become selfish and unwilling to go out of your way for others unless there is some gain in it for you.

 Mars  trine  Uranus

Sometimes you’re just a little too analytical about your feelings for others, particularly about those more passionate feelings you have for someone special. Don’t get too involved with the whys and wherefores of attraction – if you feel it’s right, go with it, and you’ll see the further you go, the less inclined you’ll feel to stop and wonder whether or not you’re doing the right thing.

You are dynamic, decisive, quick, impulsive, inventive and probably mechanically adept. You respond immediately to almost every situation, you prefer spontaneity rather than routine and you enjoy vigorous physical activities that require fast reflexes and a good sense of rhythm and timing. You have an abundance of nervous energy and vitality, along with a restless desire to see reform, progress and change. The status quo does not interest you much and you get bored easier than most. It is sometimes difficult for you to relax as you prefer being on the go. You are independent and do not like to feel tied down. Taking the lead on new projects and inspiring others to your cause are characteristics you possess. You find advice from others hard to follow as you feel the need to experience everything for yourself — right or wrong, good or bad. You have done reasonably well in past lives in balancing your impulsiveness and your anger. Keep up the good work here and now. You have good intuition and if you will only learn to listen to it more, then you would be better off. You like to push the envelope and rebel, but you also know when it is in your best interests to stop pushing and just go along. Although you like reform, you will not accept it at all costs. You have a personal magnetism and can become a leader, not for power, but because your foresight allows you to see how things will work themselves out. Unusual experiences tend to happen to you, but you take them all in stride because you enjoy a good challenge.
CHAPTER 8

Your strengths

As we pass Mars and the asteroid belt, we meet Jupiter. The king of the gods. Jupiter, also known as the god Zeus, has acquired this title because of its enormous size, as it is several times larger than the next largest planet.

Jupiter represents happiness and success. It is good to look at Jupiter in your birth chart to discover your powers and what kind of work you find enjoyable.
Jupiter
SYMBOL 
RULES OVER Sagittarius and Pisces
STANDS FOR
Expansion, growth and optimism
SUMMARY
This first of the slower-moving planets takes about a year to traverse a sign, so the total orbit takes 12 years. If Jupiter returns once every 12 years to the position it was in when we were born, it is usually an important point in our development. Jupiter's energy is abundant but light. The influence is favorable, but sometimes it is also 'a lot of screaming but little wool'.

 Jupiter in ♑︎ Capricorn

Regardless of your desire to do otherwise, you often tend to hold on to your more enthusiastic feelings, preventing them from getting too worked up or out of control. What is being suggested here is not that you have any less a capacity for inspiration than anyone else, rather that you often feel the need to restrain it. You impose your own discipline in order to avert extremism. Thus, when it comes to dealing with areas of human activity which depend on inspired behavior, your approach is often a considered and deliberate one. You will enter the fields of religion and philosophy, for example, with respect, even with awe, whether or not you are personally involved in these pursuits. The point is your respect for quests of the spirit transcends your personal opinion.

Your positive qualities are honesty, sincerity, faithfulness, ingenuity, resourcefulness and some degree of mechanical ability. Your attempts at growth, expansion, meeting new opportunities and getting ahead in the world are met with reserve, discipline, caution, system, practicality and organization. You have a desire for material success, yet this may not bring satisfaction or happiness if gained. There may be a tendency toward miserliness and withholding yourself from the rest of the world, financially and emotionally. You hate waste, are self-reliant and self-controlled, and possess a desire to have authority over others. You can rise to great heights if you stay honest, truthful, respectful, and keep your nose clean doing everything above-board.

 Jupiter in house 5

You will find a great deal of inner fulfillment from having children – don’t laugh, it’s true! There is something in children which connects with your own sense of inner purity and innocence; these give you a sense of liberation from life’s burdens and release in you the instinct for creativity.

Many opportunities for romance, dating, and activities involving children or teaching will probably come your way. You are optimistic and enjoy passing on your knowledge to those around you. You have creative ability which can bring success and happiness. There is a strong desire to make significant contributions through your creative self-expression. Children, which may be plentiful, can be a source of pleasure or over-indulgence. Guard against rash gambling and speculation.

 Jupiter  trine  Pluto

You work well with the religious experience and, indeed, are very much in favor of the whole business of spiritual quest being propagated for the good of mankind. You wouldn’t see it as any bad thing if society were to encourage a more committed involvement with the more searching, interior, life.

You have the opportunity and ability to take on positions of leadership that will help groups of people rise to a higher standard of living, ethics and morality. You yourself probably have a strong sense of ethics and people respond to this quality in you. Planning and managing large group projects appeals to you. You can be the force for change and expansion of any group to which you belong. In previous lives, you have developed a sense of humility and a tolerance and respect for other people’s viewpoints. You have an inborn sense of right and wrong and this makes it easy for you to try and reform what you feel needs modification. You enjoy the challenge of helping yourself or others reach high and lofty goals. Other qualities which you tend to display are generosity, penetrating insight, the ability to size up situations and people quickly and correctly, and sympathy for the problems which others have.

Everyone explores the meaning of life from time to time and everyone forms an opinion, idea or concept of what it is all about. These vary from deep insight and understanding to just simply hazarding a guess. With you, it’s a little more complex than that. When you ponder the mysteries you can tap into the source, the ultimate truths which govern the universe: Some call this the akashic records, a kind of library where all the answers and all the thinking of man’s higher mind is stored. You can access this to varying degrees. Sometimes your opinion and thoughts have an element of knowing about them; hard to put into words or even images, just a knowing in your bones. This gives you great insight into life even if you can’t find a single word or description which can do it justice. Trying to communicate this sort of stuff can be frustrating, the earthly plane is confined by language; the spiritual level is deeply personal in its final conclusion. You can rest in the knowledge that your deepest feelings and understandings are closer to the truth than most people’s. You’re search for the truth will grow as you mature with age… it will also take you further into the non-communicable… In Buddhism, Guatama’s final answer was ‘a thundering silence of the complete knowing’…
CHAPTER 9

Your challenges

Just like Jupiter Saturn has a lot of influence on your 'life work' and ambitions. But, at the same time, Saturn is also seen as a planet that exerts a powerful influence on you when it comes to the 'tests' that you will have to pass. The lessons and challenges you will have to overcome to achieve success.

The slow-moving planet Saturn is seen as 'Father Time', which teaches you to have patience and stamina. Saturn shows you whether you are over-expressing a personal trait, or whether you are missing opportunities because you do not dare to take action out of fear or insecurity.
Saturn
SYMBOL 
RULES OVER Capricorn and Aquarius
STANDS FOR
Maturity and responsibility
SUMMARY
It takes 2.5 years to traverse a sign and a complete circulation takes about 28 years. The return of Saturn around our 28th anniversary is a major turning point in our lives, accompanied by major changes. Compared to Jupiter, Saturn is repressive and compact, but much more durable. Saturn rules our karmic responsibilities and our ability to know all levels of life.

 Saturn in ♑︎ Capricorn

You have an admirable amount of self-control and discipline; indeed, others often envy you for your ability to stay on the straight and narrow path. It matters not whether that path has been predetermined by you or whether you’ve been guided onto it by others. It’s your capacity to adhere to a system which carries the weight in the end. Living by systems is second nature to you, for they allow you to move through life by a proven method. You need structure and organization in your existence and, if the way to these lies along conventionally-beaten paths, so be it. They get the results you want, and that’s okay by you!

You are ambitious, self-controlled and you have organizing ability. You can be a disciplined, patient, hard worker who eventually receives the deserved rewards. There is a tendency to take life very seriously and duty and responsibility are very important to you. You understand that time and suffering serve a purpose and that happiness is not the final goal of existence. You may find it difficult to divide your energies between work and play. You have the ability to translate abstract concepts into concrete terms. You may experience feelings of loneliness and inadequacy and that could be one reason why you tend to work so long and hard. On the negative side, prestige and social standing may be extremely important to you and you will be tempted to do whatever you have to in order to acquire them. Selfishness and a great love and desire for power can also be present.

 Saturn in house 6

It may seem sometimes your life is unfairly difficult. Everything you try comes apart at the seams. Well, don’t worry; you’re not the victim of a conspiracy. What you need to learn, though, to make life easier, is how to sweep aside some of that self-imposed isolation so that others can see the star shining behind your smoke screen. You’ll then see how being a part of the world makes things that much easier.

Obstructions of or limitations in health can come into play with this position. Diet may need to be watched and improved as your body may not assimilate everything it needs from the food you eat. Perhaps taking vitamins would help in this regard. Exercise would certainly be beneficial. There may be difficulties at the workplace, possibly because of your attitudes toward others. Perhaps the environment is not conducive to your best efforts or perhaps your fellow employees make life miserable for you. You cannot always expect others to work as hard as you or to grasp details as rapidly as you can. You may be a workaholic or you may simply need to learn “how” to work. In general, though, you are probably a practical, conscientious, hard worker who can work with details well. You may not be at your best with strict time deadlines, but you do try to always do your duty. Do not overwork to the point of exhaustion. The tendency to worry and to harbor anxieties may affect your health causing depression and perhaps hypochondria.
CHAPTER 10

Your generation

The outer planets, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, move far beyond Saturn's range, and can therefore only be seen with a telescope. Because they move so slowly, they easily remain in the same sign for a number of years. For example, it takes Jupiter 12 years to circle the sun in one round, which means it will be in each sign for about a year. Pluto, on the other hand, does a whopping 240 years here, and is therefore more than 20 years in the same sign!

Since all people in your age group are likely to have Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in the same sign, these planets are called the "Generation Planets." Rather than just describing your personal life, they reveal the energies that affect your entire generation.

However, the houses of your Birth Chart where these outer planets are located, more specifically by the time of your birth than the year of birth, will show you whether you may be swimming against the current, and whether you may be behaving 'exceptionally' with respect to your peers. In short, Uranus represents your rebellious, unusual, innovative and potentially unstable side. Neptune represents your imagination, dreams and ideals, and Pluto shows you your passion, depth and intensity.
Uranus
SYMBOL 
RULES OVER Aquarius
STANDS FOR
Sobriety, unpredictability and resourcefulness
SUMMARY
A complete circulation takes 84 years. The half return, which takes place between the ages of 38 and 43, represents a major period in their lives for most people. The energy of Uranus is dynamic and brings about sudden changes. This can be exciting, carefree or catastrophic, but in any case, never boring.

 Uranus in ♌︎ Leo

Uranus was in Leo from 1956 to 1962 and will return in this sign from 2040 to 2046. These times are bringing radical changes in society under the influence of certain individuals, who strike a collective chord in society.

These changes are most evident in the field of entertainment, where there is a collective identification with a hero or heroine. Style and fashion have a profound impact on the collective psyche of the time.

To the extent that you reflect this influence in a personal way, an unusual aspect to your identity or personal style will have a lot of impact on your environment.

You underline the importance of being an individual and going your own way and you are strongly committed to your personal freedom. You firmly believe in your right to enjoy life and react strongly to any curtailment of your freedom to be yourself.

 Uranus in house 1

You have a love of anything different or rather of anything unusual. The bizarre and outlandish fascinate and intrigue you, and you often pursue a certain direction simply because it’s at variance with the mainstream.

You are strong-willed, independent, original, perhaps a bit eccentric, freedom-loving, and intuitive. You have an exciting and stimulating personality which tends to draw people to you. You may be willful, highly-strung, nervous, and anxious. You may experience feelings of unrest and loneliness, perhaps because of the uniqueness you feel. Seeking new and unusual ways of expressing traditional ideas appeals to you. Listen to your intuition because it is probably very strong, or could be developed to a high degree. You can become a leader who will pioneer new paths for others to follow. You may be ahead of your time. You may not pay as much attention as you should to your physical state and appearance because of the myriad of thoughts that occupy your mind.
Neptune
SYMBOL 
RULES OVER Pisces
STANDS FOR
Fantasy, intuition and spirituality
SUMMARY
Neptune's energy is slow and hazy. Neptune can shroud us in mystery, raise our spiritual awareness, or plunge us into deep despair. Unlike the energy of other planets, Neptune's is difficult to fathom.

 Neptune in ♏︎ Scorpio

Neptune stood in Scorpio from 1793 to 1806 and again from 1955 to 1970. During these periods there was an extensive collective awakening of hidden emotional urges, in which developments in music and the influence of the media played a prominent catalytic role.

Humanity's deepest fears rose to the surface and people were forced to adopt a new attitude toward death and destruction. A process that, on the one hand, enriched society on a spiritual level, but on the other, certainly also brought about a certain mass hysteria.

If you live out this collective influence in a personal way, you will become profoundly fascinated by hidden or concealed issues, as well as sexuality and the occult. In addition, you could have musical or magical talents, enabling you to awaken others with the help of hidden powers.

Your search for satisfaction of your desires ends in a spiritual dead end, and you soon find that the more you stir the flame of desire, the brighter the flame flares. On the other hand, you find greater satisfaction when you use your talents on a higher emotional or spiritual level.

 Neptune in house 4

One thing’s for sure: no-one can tell you the soul doesn’t exist. If you haven’t actually seen one, you’ve come as near as is humanly possible. Such a sensitivity towards the intangible is based not only upon belief itself, but upon a love of all things old. The soul, by definition immortal, is the oldest thing in the world.

You may experience a sense of inner uncertainty, insecurity and confusion. Unexplainable fears and anxieties may cause you to withdraw from living. You idealize the home environment and it may be, in reality, more in your imagination rather than in fact. A spiritual tie with one or both parents is likely. A desire to live by the sea is not uncommon with this position. You may have vague recollections regarding your true roots and this uncertainty may cause difficulties. Remember, with Neptune, things are not as they appear and you need to face reality in your home environment and with respect to your parents rather than what may be in your imagination and sub-conscious.
Pluto
SYMBOL 
RULES OVER Scorpio
STANDS FOR
Passion, intensity and innovation
SUMMARY
Pluto has an erratic orbit. Sometimes crossing the sign takes 10 to 12 years. But sometimes Pluto moves slowly, out of Neptune's orbit and then remains in a sign for 30 years. Pluto's energy is enormous. Pluto rules death, and deeply spiritual matters. Pluto is also linked to radical changes such as world wars and natural disasters.

 Pluto in ♍︎ Virgo

Pluto was in Virgo from 1711 to 1725 and again from 1957 to mid-1972. During these periods a profound transformation in employment took place as a result of technological changes that undermined traditional crafts and professions.

Industrial and agricultural reforms led to profound changes in the factory and on the land. Socially, there was a greater emphasis on service and reform in the health sector, with new developments - and a certain fanaticism - in hygiene and cleanliness.

If you channel this collective influence in a more personal way, you may have an interest or predisposition to health. You are well aware of the interaction between mind and body; you may personally be struggling with certain complaints as a result of this interaction, or as a result of a hypersensitivity to additives and impurities in food or other substances that you encounter in your daily life.

Daily relationships with friends or at work can force you to rethink your social connections. Problems with job security or the feeling of being abused at work can change careers or even professions. In socially serving functions you can bring about profound changes in society.

 Pluto in house 2

Your security is continually undermined by strange interfering forces, coming out of nowhere and throwing everything out of balance. Financial ruin stares you in the face; emotional combat plagues you; but still, you live through it all and, what’s more, actually go from strength to strength.

You have financial ability with keen judgment, patience, energy, and will. You may possess unusual talents. This placement may give an inordinate desire for money and possessions. Watch the tendency to view loved ones as possessions. You may see money coming and going in order to de-emphasize its importance. Detachment may be necessary. You must learn to spontaneously share all possessions with others. Integrity in money matters is essential. Others may seek to control your resources and possessions or you may be quite demanding and controlling with your own resources, monetary and otherwise.

 Aspects with Pluto

Pluto's influence on an aspect with other planets is barely noticeable until it strikes with volcanic force and can change your world forever. Don't underestimate this power. Many famous, unforgettable people have a heavily aspected or highly placed Pluto in their Birth Chart.
CHAPTER 11

Today, tomorrow and beyond

You are about to conclude the start of your astrological journey. As a result of your exploration, you should now have a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of yourself than you did before you read your Birth Chart Reading.

We hope you have had an enjoyable and informative experience in the science and art of astrology. Delving into astrology is a lifelong process limited only by the boundaries of your curiosity and thirst for self-knowledge.

Now that you have read your Birth Chart Reading, it is time to reflect on it and let what you have read sink in. Think about yourself and your personal characteristics that have been described. The interpretations of your horoscope are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the insights you can gain and are a perfect start to an even deeper exploration of your inner world and the universe around you.

If you don't already have one, you could start a journal in which you make notes of the thoughts and inspirations that reading your horoscope brings out in you, so that next time opportunities arise in your life, you can make more self-aware choices.

Allow yourself to review any new ideas, insights and changes you have experienced during your journey through astrology. Each Birth Chart Reading contains the various basic life themes. All astrological indicators, each in a different way, repeat and reinforce variations of these essential themes. Keep this in mind when considering, for example, the following questions:

Are there repeating or recurring astrological themes identifiable in your horoscope? If so, what kind of themes are these and what significance do they have in your life?

Can you pinpoint your most significant challenges? If so, what are they? To what extent do you have unconscious habits that perpetuate and possibly even increase these tensions? What changes and adjustments can you make to resolve these dilemmas?

In what areas do your strongest strengths lie? How can you apply these qualities and how might you use these strengths to overcome and resolve the significant challenges you experience in life?

When thinking about these questions, it helps if you write down the insights about yourself that come to mind. Let the ideas come spontaneously, and don't censor or stop in between to analyze exactly what you wrote down. You can do that afterwards.

Finally, it is important to make one more important point. Astrology by itself cannot change you or your life. Only you can do this. Don't become dependent on, and don't be constrained by, how your Birth Chart Reading describes your personality. Astrology will not change the ups and downs of your life drama. What it can do, however, is give you insight into how to deal with different situations. Astrology offers information, direction and most importantly, reassurance. Sometimes all one is looking for is a little guidance, and in your Birth Chart you can find many clues. But in the end, you are the boss. You must do it, and there is nothing or no one to stop you.

We hope you enjoyed reading your Birth Chart Reading, and wish you lots of success, insight and happiness in your unique life.