Sun in Cancer
Because the moon, which rules this sign, has no light of its own but shines by the reflected light of the Sun, you have a need to find an inner center. Your power can be very great, or very insecure, and you shine best when you are centered on others outside your own personality. This is the most feminine of all signs, and you have a very strong attachment to home and mother. There is a grave need to protect self and family from threat, and you use your hard crab shell to sustain a remarkable self-defense.
You have a capacity for tremendous kindness and caring, thus you are very emotional and intuitive. You can also be very shrewd, imaginative, and good at problem-solving since you work instinctively to make decisions. You have a tendency to look to the past, however, and your worst faults are worrying, clinging to others, an inability to let go when something is over, and moodiness (which you get from the moon). You make very nurturing, loving partners, however, and take great pride in giving very inventive presents to those close to you. You are firmly committed to children and a family life, but you do enjoy variety and change within a need for continuity. You are naturally attracted to the caring professions such as teaching, nursing, social work, counseling, psychic healers and psychologists. Teaching kids, running a daycare center, or even taking care of other people's homes are good for the Cancerian personality. You are natural cooks, and enjoy any work involving the past, such as museum curators or antique collectors. You also enjoy working out of your home, and do well in any field involving medicine due to your intensity of feeling. For you, fulfillment is more important than ambition, although you like to make money and can even hoard it at times.
You are like a receptive sponge, taking in all around you, sensitive to your environment, building a hard shell in which to hide at times. You are naturally nurturing--the mother of the zodiac--moving with the ocean tides, surging and ebbing like the moon. Your symbols are the womb, the house, the home, the interior of all things. As a Protector, Cancer carries its house upon its back, thus your home can be two places--on land in the real world, or in the water in the emotional world. Your greatest challenge is to find an inner center or shell and function from there. This will stabilize you from the rocking of the tidal flow of life. Add some reason and discrimination, and you are sure to find happiness wherever you go.
You possess a subconscious mind that keeps many things hidden. Nothing is very clear or direct for you. You tend to respond to most things through your feelings, which can appear to others as vague. Many times, feeling and thinking are not separated. As a result, you can be very psychic.
Cancer rules the public, or mass consciousness, thus you are never ruled by reason, but by emotion. You tend to have a civilizing, taming influence on people. Your deep need for roots, or a peaceful state of mind, can turn into neediness if you don't find a good place to rest your powerful emotions. If you do, you can shine and even provide a safe harbor or refuge for others seeking a retreat for solitude. You are usually gentle and kind, unless you are hurt. In that case, a vindictive and sharp claw can attack, and can even smother. You move sideways, like a crab, when in love, avoiding confrontations, sometimes hiding behind protective urges.
On the downside, you can be lazy, and dislike exercise. Later in life, some Cancers have suffered from poor circulation, perhaps because they absorb so much feeling and pain in their life. They have incredible memories, and use their "antennae" to probe what is in front of them, asking: "Is it safe?" Cancer rules the stomach or "gut feeling," so they typically make decisions using their intuition. Their tough shell, if not matched with an equally secure interior, can prove crusty, hard and judgmental.
Cancers are great business and resource people. They also make good historians, protecting the "womb of time." They have a definite preference for old things: old houses, sweaters, jewelry, etc. They enjoy rituals or traditions that link the past to the present. Like crabs, they tend to prefer small, dark spaces--perhaps this gives them the psychological safety of a womb. They are the Great Mother--nurturing, protecting--yet this could also turn into the Devourer if not balanced properly. You can't feed them enough. Generally, though, Cancers try to mother everyone, and make great adoptive parents. They are fiercely protective, flowing with the ebb and tide of the moon. Experience flows through them, and their moodiness results in changeable interests and social circles. Once a Cancer trusts you, however, he or she lets you into a most private world.
Cancers have a natural connection with children and animals. A Cancer woman is enigmatic and elusive, with changeable moods that are difficult to pin down. She is frequently insecure and scared of commitment, but is gentle and sympathetic to your needs. She has a deep need for roots or a home, anything near water (remember Cancer is a water sign). She nurtures everything--animals, children, orphans; feeling always comes first for her.
A Cancer man has similar needs--up to a point. He retreats just like a crab when infringed upon, burying himself in the sand by going to a special place--the couch, the TV, his bedroom. He also gets along well with kids, and has a need to nurture. Don't try to corner him or prod him; he doesn't react well to pressure. He could delight you with his revelations in the spiritual world; if the intuition is powerfully developed, a Cancer man could be a psychic healer or clairvoyant. Be careful what you think.
In romance, Cancers are generally evasive--flirtatious, coy, the ever-moving crab seeking food and running from predators. He or she enjoys entertaining at home, surrounded by all that is familiar. They are usually not lavish spenders, except with the home or family, and tend to buy inexpensive items. They also tend to be big savers. Cancers and Scorpios have been reputed to be a good match. This could be because both have pincers--they both have secrets to entrust with each other.
Cancers are generally drawn to an organized religion, and once they find one they tend to stick with it if it feels right, exploring its depths, using intuition to understand it. Cancers are hungry for spiritual satisfaction, but also give freely from their knowledge to others. They enjoy a creative response to life, and have a deep desire to build and grow something of lasting value, something real. In conjunction with the Moon, Cancer rules all growing and changing in life, through natural cycles, shifting tides, which find an outlet in rituals and brooding--anything that connects the present to the past, and marks a new beginning.
Sun in the Eleventh House
A strong sense of teamwork marks this house, and backed by the Sun's strong rays, this individual typically has many friends, social contacts, and works well with the public at large. He or she makes a good advisor or counselor, and can be trusted to keep important secrets. This person may also be interested in the occult, and often desires group leadership. Even if you don't have lots of friends, you probably have a deep concern for humanity and may feel a kinship with those around the world that feel the same way as you. The only negative here is that there may be a tendency to dominate others, especially if other planets negatively influence the Sun in some way. Still, this House denotes social success, and most interactions are warm, friendly, and are full of generosity.
Your relationships reflect your integrity and ideals regarding people, and frequently you are involved in many clubs and group activities. The Sun helps you in your goals and wishes, which are more than often realized through your partnerships and friendships. Your goal is to be a friend, and to make friends, not to treat them as possessions, as a position in the Second House may be prone to do. Your goals would virtually be impossible without friends. You have a real need to make a mark on your community; hence you should use your solar energy for charitable fund-raising or other inspirational activities. You often take the lead, and sometimes need to learn deference. However, in some cases, the Sun here could mean you attract the wrong kinds of friends. You must be careful to guard against that weakness, and try to be a guiding light for others. Aquarius and the planet Uranus rule this house, so study the position of this planet to learn further information about your relationships to Eleventh House affairs.
Sun square Moon
This aspect reveals deep insecurity feelings as your conscious mind is constantly at war with your emotions over what you want, and how you should achieve your goals. There is a conflict between your inner self and its subconscious forces, a tension between the will and the emotions. Though you may be inclined to blame your parents, and may even have experienced separation from one of them while young, these psychological difficulties will remain until you resolve any internal frustrations that keep you from following your desires. Your health may also be affected. You may have the impulse to escape your problems by plunging into new experiences, but watch that you don't fall flat on your face. You need to absorb your strength from the inside. Don't be your own worst enemy, and even worse, blame everyone in sight for your faults.
Sun square Jupiter
Like Dionysus, that Greek god of legend whom poets drank to before opening up their hearts and livers to food, drink and ecstasy, you probably have a little bit of the passion in you--to the extreme. You may like to spend your money faster than you can earn it, even if you make a comfortable living, you may like to shower your relatives with lavish presents, even if they don't need them. There is no doubt about your heart--you are generous to a fault. But you need to learn the same lesson of those who followed Dionysus, the lesson of moderation. You may be ambitious, but not have enough willpower to get to the top, and your craving for sweets or a rich diet will get you in trouble later on. In terms of character, there may be a tendency towards dishonesty, or "exaggeration." Strive to be honest. Remember that your neighbors will be more impressed with sincerity than with sinfulness. Also, don't take any financial advice when in a weakened state of mind.
Sun sextile Mars
Lucky for you, this aspect gives you a seemingly endless reserve of energy to endure any hardship, and the courage to overcome difficulties in your life. In addition, any creative ideas you may have will probably find expression because you have the drive and force to go about starting and finishing projects. This aspect confers much will power, decisiveness, and also a certain amount of leadership ability. However, you are nice about achieving your goals--you don't like to step on people's toes in your quest, and you tend to respect people for their talents and abilities.
Leo on the Ascendant, Aquarius on the Descendant
The showy, buoyant side of a Leo Sun is present here, and you will likely have a magnanimous personality that may have a little more trouble finding an audience or expressing itself than a true Leo would. A Leo rising can have too much personality, or can assert himself too much on his unwilling listeners. The challenge is to find internal satisfaction by channeling your vibrant energies in a positive direction.
For a Leo rising, a person needs to find love, admiration and applause, and will likely seek these things in other people. This person needs to develop some kind of power in order to release his or her creativity into the world, thus he needs an audience in order to gain a sense of self. You must guard against being too showy, as the Sun that rules Leo needs to assert itself in order to come into being. A Leo rising needs to shine also, and its warmth can help heal others. However, this type needs to make sure it has something with which to project itself--matter is important here, not just style.
Though you are usually a leader, and are even hurt when not chosen for that position in a group, you are not necessarily a hard worker but gain your success by influencing people. Good luck surrounds you, giving you confidence with a belief in yourself. You attract both children and adults to your lovable and humorous ways, and can win over a crowd like a lion tamer.
People with Leo rising have a kingly attitude that can show the fault of too much pride, and they must find an outlet for their creativity or they could turn cynical or bitter. This placement signifies a nobility of character, a big-hearted nature, and a kind rapport with people. Your large nature prevents you from being petty or stingy, and you could even be gullible as you have a hard time believing the worst in people. You are motivated to express yourself in the best possible way.
Because the Sun, which rules Leo, is important in your birth chart, the qualities of your Sun sign should merge well with Leo as your rising sign. The placement of the Sun can give you enthusiasm, power and warmth, a gift for self-expression, but it can also promote egotism, arrogance and snobbishness.
Before finding a partner you may experience some heartbreak. Likely you will settle on someone unique, who is different from you, yet this may take some maneuvering to find this person. You have a lot of love to give, but unfortunately you may always expect something in return. It's true you need appreciation, but try not to gloat once it's given. You will achieve a higher consciousness if you do not even expect it in the first place.
With Aquarius on the Descendant, your natural ego and tendency to promote the self is shadowed by an Aquarian urge to serve others and to fit into a larger society. Leo's passionate nature here needs to be tempered with the cool detachment of objective Aquarius.
Moon in Libra
The moon in Libra gives you a strong sensitivity towards others, especially with marriage or business partners. This placement suggests you are balanced, humble, courteous and gentle. However, depending on the placement of other planets, if the moon is blocked in some way, you can become unbalanced and extreme. For the most part, however, this is a good placement and makes you able to work well with the public, and have a strong link to both parents.
Above all, you do not like any arguments or discord. You thrive on harmony, and need it in all your personal relationships and your work environment to achieve peace. You enjoy music, art, ballet, and literature, since they all raise your spirits and contribute to your sense of harmony. You are sweet and gentle on the outside, which may mask a true iron fist or masculine strength.
Despite your peaceful exterior, you can be very ambitious, but you may have trouble standing up to your principles. Your problem is you want to be liked by everyone, and frequently spread yourself too thin in order to be all things to all people. There is a need to retreat and purify yourself, to be honest with yourself and others, and to spend time at home, which is very important to you. You avoid confrontations, dislike friction, and as a result, can be considered a peacemaker.
The moon here suggests you have natural tact and diplomacy, enjoy giving immediate responses to people's problems, and have a good listening ear. Still, your desire to be liked can lead to indecision or weakness of character, and you need to guard against trying to please everyone. You have a natural understanding, sympathy and kindness, and usually this helps you to stay calm. Rarely do you panic. The polar opposite here is Aries, the epitome of aggression. A Libra moon brings balance, and harmony; it reveals personal warmth and an ability to bring out the best in others, especially when meeting them for the first time. You make people feel at ease, and relax them with your immediate charm.
Moon in the Third House
There is a constant need to communicate when the moon is in the Third House, which is associated with Gemini. You need to move around and keep in touch with people, both physically, and through conversation and the media. This placement suggests a strong intuition, and the moon's influence will mean fluctuations in education at school because the instinct for knowledge is very strong. This may be superficial--as in newspaper, television, even psychics--otherwise known as "temporary" knowledge, since you have a constant need to move on to the next subject. Still, you have a desire to pass the knowledge on to others, and have good dealings with children. You are a positive influence and would probably make a good teacher.
This is a good position for the moon, as you can easily talk through emotional problems, and have an innate sense of cunning and a shrewd cleverness, especially when challenged. However, if the moon is in close proximity to Saturn or Pluto, all this may be halted; also, a Scorpio may block your feelings. You tend to bore easily, enjoy daydreaming and escaping into fantasy at times, and may dwell on unimportant matters. You enjoy a lot of activities with your brothers and sisters, and many times your neighbors are like family.
You have a strong imagination, and your left brain is constantly being influenced by your intuitive and imaginative right brain. You typically have a good memory, especially if there are strong emotions to back up your experiences. You enjoy lots of changes in your immediate environment, and the moon here can make you emotional, dreamy, sensitive, with a great restlessness. You are probably not a good candidate for long-term studies; you are not the academic type. Instead, you absorb your information by listening to others, and are easily swayed by your environment. On the downside, you may be unstable and lack the continuity or staying power to make a stand. You dislike routine of any kind.
Moon conjunct Jupiter
You are generous and sympathetic, with a strong and emotional attachment to your home and family. Trustworthy and kind, you are concerned about doing good in the world and are probably affiliated with some kind of religious or educational cause. There is a certain nobility about you that wins the respect of people, and you can win friends of all different kinds. Women are especially helpful to you.
You are healthy and enjoy travel, especially with family or close friends, and you like change and challenge. You enjoy good food and may tend to overindulge, which may cause weight problems. Generally, however, you have an optimistic outlook on life and an excellent ability to work with the public. It seems as if Jupiter is looking out kindly for you, protecting you, and nurturing your innate compassion. Don't take advantage of this and succumb to vanity.
Moon trine Uranus
This harmonious aspect reveals an unconventional, strong imagination. You are a progressive thinker with excellent timing, and know instinctively when to seize an opportunity. Often there is some psychic ability, an interest in metaphysical groups such as astrology. Uranus here gives you a keen and alert mind, heightened intuition, original ideas, and an inventive and genius intellect. You have a lot of potential! You also have a magnetic personality that can stimulate other people. Change can come suddenly into your life.
For you, the future is more important than the past. You benefit from changing residence and through travel. You are attracted to electronics and computers, and may be interested or get involved with progressive movements. The awesome combination of emotion (Moon) and intuition (Uranus) gives you the potential for great healing power.
Moon sextile Venus
This is a good aspect for all matters associated with marriage and home life. You have abundant charm, are very artistic, generous, affectionate and probably popular. You have an attractive, loving personality and enjoy harmonious relationships with all people. If you are a man, you get along with women and benefit through partnerships with them. If you are a woman, you are likely sociable and expressive. This aspect indicates fertility and a fulfilling marriage.
Mercury in Leo
You have a unique personal style that is magnetic, ambitious, and intuitive, but you must guard against becoming lazy mentally or becoming too rigid in your viewpoints. This placement reveals the perpetual adolescent, who is forever trying to assert his identity while all the while wanting to play and have fun. You have Leo's heart and Mercury's brain--the true combination for a seasoned adult. And yet, your sense of dignity and refinement needs to work in service to others in order to have worth.
You have great willpower and lofty ideals, but can be self-centered, with your thoughts revolving around children, pets, drama and sports. Your unique ability for leadership is many times perceived as being dominant and showy. Though you do have great self-confidence, you are slow to make up your mind, or to change your mind. Still, your gusto gives you the power to achieve your goals once you've decided on them--whether gaining investments in the stock market, acting in the theater, or pursuing the arts or education. You also may enjoy combining travel with work and pleasure.
Though you are many times stubborn and inflexible, you have excellent planning and organizational ability. This makes you practical and conventional, with a determined mental and nervous energy that bounces off others. You are good at concentrating, and typically exaggerate stories and events. Your enthusiasm will abound, unless there are negative influences elsewhere in your birth chart. Communication is usually good, although it can be construed as condescending.
If you are a Cancer, this placement is positive. You will have less tendency to worry, have more ability to stick to long-terms plans, but can be surprisingly bossy. If you are a Leo, you may be too bossy with Mercury also in Leo, but rest assured you have fiery enthusiasm somewhere in your personality that will be enhanced by positive thinking. A Virgo with Mercury here may have more self-confidence and less of a tendency to worry, plus a real creative ability.
Mercury in the Twelfth House
Mercury's usual logical, rational approach becomes tempered with emotion when placed in the Pisces house, the last house of the zodiac. You probably make decisions based more on feelings rather than facts or logic, and though you may be shy, you have great potential for psychic ability and awareness. This sensitivity, if channeled incorrectly, could lead to a mental illness or neurotic breakdown. Nonetheless, you have a keen intuition that allows you to probe all things deeply, and you enjoy investigating hidden or esoteric topics. However, you may be repressed verbally and seek your expression through writing.
You have a secretive, subtle mind that is uncomfortable in expressing itself easily. Though you may lack confidence, you mask this. To utilize the benefits of Mercury, you need to center your mind on serving those less fortunate than you. This placement could lead to a conflict between logic and intuition or emotion, especially if you are a water sign such (Scorpio, Cancer or Pisces). If you can rationalize your intuition and channel your emotions, and learn to express them with positive communicative skills, this can be an excellent house placement for you.
You may have possible difficulties with close relatives. You may find that relatives are not always on the same wavelength as you, and that you are not understood by your environment. This can also show itself in a conflict between your need for solitude and your need for communication or social intercourse. A love of literature is frequently present here, plus a real critical ability that could make you excel in radio, technology, engineering, photography and the media. If you are religious, you likely have a great belief in prayer, and a deep conviction in mind over matter.
Mercury square Midheaven
You may experience communication problems at home and at work. You can work to overcome these challenges, and thus grow as a person. If you don't manage to solve these communication issues, they could make you miserable, especially at work.
Mercury conjunct Pluto
You have enormous will power that you use to seek out the truth in all situations. You love to pierce the masks of others' secrets, to delve into the unknown. This aspect is good for detective work or investigators, scientists or researchers. You have a penetrating mind that can be overbearing at times, but is a great wellspring of strength and energy. Your danger is misusing your power. Mercury gives you the ability to communicate with the outside world, and Pluto adds the depth of probing and research needed to penetrate any situation. However, how you use this ability is up to you--whether constructively or destructively.
You likely have a great desire for intellectual recognition, and the ability to influence others, though very subtly. Guard against being too hasty, irritable or impatient, or overestimating your abilities. This aspect can lead to mental confusion and can cause nervous tension. If you can accept what is necessary for your growth and development, you can purge any self-centeredness and instability and gain real strength with this conjunction.
Venus in Leo
No matter what your sun sign, a Venus in Leo will give you a big heart and a generosity of spirit. You are loving in relationships, can be gregarious, and may love drama. You may also be a born romantic, or at least like romances to be dramatic and exciting. You must guard against dramatizing your emotions, drawing attention to yourself--Venus makes you exaggerate to the hilt.
Your emotional responses are honest, frank, but many times calculated. You are extremely loyal and affectionate, attractive, and love pleasure. Your colorful personality can never be talked into anything, unless you want to be. You usually are not impatient or possessive, but kindly and extremely compassionate towards others. Venus in Leo brings dignity, and a warm heart; it also brings talent in the form of creativity, usually in one of the arts.
These types tend to be very social people, and you may love to throw parties, the more lavish the better. You enjoy entertaining, gambling, and have a strong attachment to the opposite sex. Sometimes these types can be prima donnas, trying to vie for attention at the expense of others; more often than not they love children, are excellent actors and actresses, and gain through investments and speculation.
You are probably selectively loyal to whom you feel deserves your attention, and your bossiness can be turned around as you encourage others to develop their potential. You are typically very proud of your partner. If you are a Gemini, your emotions are heightened, and you are a rewarding and lively friend, leaning towards extravagance and impulse buying. A Cancer will be more extroverted and exuberant, but your moodiness may be unpleasant when combined with Leo's bossiness. A Leo here may become over extravagant, with a need to control emotions with diplomacy and tact; however, this placing bolsters a Virgo's self-confidence, giving him or her a tendency to be too talkative when nervous, but making a lively friend who will want to organize occasions for everyone's benefit. If you are a Libra, you have lots of generosity, but may have a tendency to want to buy love.
Venus in the First House
Venus is at her potent best here, giving you considerable charm, friendliness, but sometimes a "me first" attitude. Your early life was most likely pleasant and harmonious. You have a need to relate to a partner, to love and be loved. You are most likely socially desirable, with innate sympathy and kindness, but may be sometimes lazy and laid-back. This placement also can bring luck somewhere into your life.
You may have true physical beauty, with a love of beautiful clothes. With your love of harmony and order, you would likely do well by working in some intimate or personal way with the public. You may also have an appreciation of beauty or some artistic expression, and may be talented yourself. You may have a dislike of exercise, or even a weight problem.
Venus conjunct Ascendant
You likely are beautiful, with grace, charm and a harmonious personality. You can charm your way into anything you want. There may be a tendency towards vanity or affected mannerisms. Guard against being infatuated with your own personality or being too socially aggressive.
Venus sextile Uranus
You have a tendency to fall in love suddenly, and may even marry suddenly. You have a magnetic personality and attract many people to you, including friends and unusual individuals, who bring you good fortune. This aspect also brings you benefits financially, as you are able to attract both money and love to you with your unusual magnetism. You may have a variety of stimulating affairs.
Mars in Virgo
The energy of Mars here fires the fastidious nature of Virgo, making you strong, yet critical, modest, yet decisive. You may have some of the shrewd and cunning qualities of a Virgo, but are likely much livelier and more ambitious. You will likely succeed in work that involves much organization and detail, and you have the ability to separate your emotions from your work, which can make you good at making decisions. Quietly determined, you assert yourself in a quiet way that is helpful, dutiful and probably motivated to serve others in some way.
Your cool exterior may belie strong energy underneath, and you may be a perfectionist consumed fanatically by details. You boldly take initiative, but you are interested not in the big picture, but in the many steps that it takes to make a project work. Your biggest enemy may be yourself, as your own criticism can hamper you more than add to anything. Still, you have a practical intelligence and a real ability to work hard at any goal you put your mind to. Often, that goal is perfection itself.
In love, your passions are strong but are likely tightly channeled, as Virgo here doesn't like to see too much outpouring of emotion. You may have a problem expressing emotions, or may be overly critical about your own sexual performance. You may be successful in careers that involve controlling the emotions, such as politics or psychology, but guard against frittering away your nervous energy. You are intense, which can cause a lot of inner tension and even illness. Regular exercise is recommended to help you release negative energy; it is also important for you to get outside, which can stimulate your mind as well.
Mars in the First House
Mars is exalted here in the First House, giving you lots of energy and a direct way of expressing it. You are likely very passionate, initiate activities, and can be quite bold and adventurous in your dealings with people. The stand-alone quality of Mars gives you an independent streak. You enjoy taking risks and have a great vitality; hence you should get plenty of exercise or participate in sports to release your vibrant energy. Unfortunately, you may be prone to accidents so be careful you don't get too reckless.
You like to throw yourself into whatever you do. If this is not obvious, you may be affected by other planets which could hide your great reservoir of energy; if this is true, don't become indirect or manipulative to get what you want. Try to work on creatively asserting your natural strength through intense activity, especially physical tasks. Your true nature will be courageous, even fearless at times, but watch that you don't dominate others; you have leadership tendencies, but may lack direction. Mars is fiery and full of energy, which can also give you a temper; strive to be authentic, honest, spontaneous and strong.
Mars trine Midheaven
You work hard to satisfy your ambition, and may climb the ladder of success in your profession. You also take care of your family, and may work out of your home. You have a solid and dynamic career life, and probably have many opportunities to advance professionally.
Jupiter in Libra
Libra's influence on Jupiter gives you a good sense of balance and impartiality--you try to be fair to everyone, especially those you are closest to. You likely will benefit through a partnership with someone, whether it is through marriage or business. You also probably are attracted to art and beauty, with a need for refinement and love for luxury, and you yourself are probably very attractive.
You have a great deal of love and affection to give to a partner, and usually show your support through an encouraging word or enthusiastic gesture. This may make you seem overly dependent on your loved one, but the truth is you seek growth within a relationship in a fair, objective way. As a result, many opportunities will arise through relationships, especially through sincere communication, which you approach in a diplomatic way. You enjoy sharing in a cooperative way with others, but may have a conflict between the need to weigh all sides of an issue (a Libran tendency) and expressing yourself confidently with your actions (Jupiter). Still, you are kind, sympathetic, even charming. Some might call you laid-back, with a natural friendliness. You must guard against being lazy, and a strong Mars placement will help you in this area.
You are probably an idealist, and may even sacrifice your own interests to benefit the "cosmic harmony" of your relationship with a person. This is because you see the inherent value of your relationships, and treasure them above many other things in life. You also have realized the many benefits and good luck granted to you from generous people. If all else goes well, this placement is a good sign for long-lasting marriages and a happy home life. You are well balanced both physically and mentally, with many talents, including an outgoing personality. Though you likely benefit through relationships, remember the opposite may also be true: any negative energy from planets could spell out adversity for you in terms of partnerships. Watch also your food intake, as people with this placement have a tendency to overindulge.
Jupiter in the Third House
Jupiter's expansiveness coupled with the house of communication gives you a strong connection to the mind, an insatiable appetite for learning, and a broad awareness of your environment as well as the world as a whole. You can converse on many subjects and enjoy sharing your opinions; you may even impose them on others. However, the usual versatility and glibness of the House of Mercury is tempered by Jupiter's quest for fulfillment, making you even more eager to learn and giving you the ability to study anything more in-depth. You may have had the urge to travel when young, and you are likely attracted to fields where you can share your lightning-quick mind with others, such as through writing, teaching, sales or travel.
You have a great need for expression, and may have too many thoughts going on at one time, creating multiple epiphanies that shoot forth at others like fireworks. But you do not isolate people with your on-going intellect because luckily Jupiter gives you the ability to attract others with your enthusiasm and optimism; it seems you are always finding the latest news and trading stories with your colleagues or friends. As a result, there is a danger of filling your mind with gossip, unless more earthy components of your chart can give you more depth or solid ground to stand on. You may also be quite restless, getting bored too easily, especially if there is negative energy between Jupiter and the moon or Mercury. You may need an occupation that keeps you moving, whether physically, emotionally or spiritually.
You probably enjoy travelling both long and short distances and visiting museums or other cultural places where you can soak up knowledge from a wide variety of sources. You may also be attracted to religious or philosophical ideas, although the Third House doesn't give you much staying power and you may need to look elsewhere in your chart to see if these ideas are put into action. This placement usually denotes good relationships with relatives, especially your brothers and sisters, and you may benefit through these close family ties.
Jupiter gives you lots of energy; watch that you don't waste this by scattering yourself in too many directions. Learn to develop your natural intuition. Look to the planet Saturn in your chart to find out how well you can discipline your natural thirst for knowledge.
Jupiter trine Uranus
This is a lucky aspect, and truly things seem to happen to you without your having anything to do about them. You have a powerful, magnetic personality, and the opportunity for an unusual life, full of unexpected, out of the ordinary happenings. You do not like rules or constraints--indeed, you desire unrestricted freedom. Often this aspect brings real creative ability, and sometimes it can bestow genius. Your insight is probably highly developed, alerting you when to seize opportunities that others miss. As a result, you may have good luck with finances, especially in terms of receiving windfalls of money.
This aspect also brings unexpected opportunities to travel, and you may have unusual experiences abroad that expand your mind. Your political beliefs are likely liberal, and you undoubtedly have a spiritual outlook that is unconventional and metaphysical. This is a very fortunate aspect, and can show a very advanced consciousness, especially if the rest of your chart reveals philosophical depth. It reveals true originality combined with leadership ability, and a humanitarian outlook. You will likely develop and achieve success in mid-life.
Saturn in Cancer
You have a strong need for emotional security, to build a solid family life, and seek to establish yourself through nurturing, family roots, and by following through on your urge towards self-protection and safety. However, watch that Saturn doesn't limit your emotions too much, leading to rigidity, hollowness, or superficiality. Your tenacity will see your through obstacles, and it will likely enable you to build a strong family life. However, it is not uncommon with this placing that people suffered as children from an overly strict father who was cold or withholding, or some type of poor parenting, causing pessimism, suspicion or self-pity. You may attempt to win the love you lacked as a child, and, as an adult, act as the loving parent you never had.
Though you may feel insecure or inhibited, thanks to Saturn, you also have the strength to overcome your obstacles and gain self-confidence through discipline and self-control. You likely are shrewd, with an ability to make and save money. Your problem is more with emotions--you need more freedom to express them, and less of an inner authoritative voice that criticizes and shuns your thoughts. Don't be timid or shy; go with your sense of purpose, as Cancer here gives you tenacity with an ability also to hide as if inside a shell. You may have built up a self-protective coating that helped you in childhood to deal with difficult emotions; learn the art of letting go and embracing each moment as it arrives. This will help you deal with your family life as well.
You don't like to be threatened, and you try to focus on a course that ensures emotional and financial security. Much of your reasoning and emotional processes are internalized. If Saturn receives negative energy from other planets, you may be blocked in some way; perhaps even your psychic or intuitive resources are also stifled. Learn to unblock these, as you can be gifted in these areas.
This is not typically a positive placement for Saturn, as it points to a cold, possibly unloving childhood, or one that left some type of scar. You may take your home life seriously, prefer to work alone around the house, and are often never really satisfied. You can be kind, but because of past hurts may have difficulty putting yourself into other people's shoes. You may have a tendency to withdraw too easily, especially when hurt. There is a need to learn both responsibility and empathy by pushing past previous boundaries, which were probably built out of self-defense. Remember Robert Frost's words: "Before I built a wall I'd ask to know what I was walling in or walling out, and to whom I was like to give offense."
Saturn in the Twelfth House
The basic need for Saturn here is that of solitude, and whether you use that time as a retreat, escape, or as isolation depends upon your psychological development or karmic life lessons. You may need a retreat from worldly concerns, or you may enjoy meditation and prayer and use your time alone to help others and also restore your own soul in the process. On the other hand, you may seek escape from society, feeling safe only in your own little world, even if it brings you loneliness and quiet despair. You may seek solace through some kind of addictive behavior and hide from your duties and responsibilities, as awesome and daunting as they may seem.
Your task is to overcome any tendency to escape life by using courage and reason to face up to your responsibilities, though you may have to suffer in the process. Realize that "serve" is a key word here, and that you may have to give up some inherent selfishness in order to gain in the end. You work hard in your chosen field, but rarely get recognized for your contributions. This selflessness makes you an excellent worker at large institutions, where you can work in the background and still achieve the solitude you crave. You are an innately good, helpful person, yet people don't realize that you wrestle inside with many imaginary fears, such as paranoia, pessimism, insecurity, loneliness, and guilt below the surface. These issues surface most prominently when you are alone, thus it is absolutely paramount that you overcome any fear you have of being alone and become comfortable with solitude. Indeed, it can become your real strength, although realize that it must be restorative and give you psychological as well as physical refreshment to do any good. On the other hand, too much introspection is also not a good idea, and can lead to all the phobias listed above.
It is recommended to engage in creative dance or other types of physical exercise to balance your energies. Realize that you do have a psychic energy that can help people, and that you can get psychological reward from doing this if your energy is channeled in a healing direction.
Aquarius ruling the Seventh House
With Aquarius ruling the house of partnership you may find inconsistencies in your relationships, which may lead to difficulties in marriage or partnerships if not handled properly. Though you may have strong opinions you need to learn to become more unbiased to avoid clashes. You may choose a partner who is as individualistic as yourself; if you do both of you will enjoy and relish the freedom in your relationship. Still, remember that your partner may want only the feeling of being free, and still would like to belong in a relationship--as grueling as those limitations may be. Aim for mutual respect, adapatibility and admiration, and your end results will be a relationship built on tolerance and understanding--true Aquarian traits.
Uranus in Gemini
The planet Uranus spends a total of seven years in each sign, and hence has more of a generational influence on you rather than a personal influence. People who were born with Uranus in Gemini between the years of 1942-1949, like you, should exhibit some similar characteristics, such as a restlessness, originality, and versatility--they can do many tasks at once, like to carefully think about different ideas, and may like to physically walk around a lot rather than sit still. These people also enjoy travelling, and enjoy meeting new people and discussing new ideas with them. They also like to pioneer their own new concepts, and can't stress enough the importance of education. Their main task is to find an outlet for their nervous energy, to communicate it verbally or through writing, or it can begin to border on the eccentric and strange. This energy can be found at the end of World War II and the beginning of the rebuilding effort that went on in Europe and Japan. In the U.S., the economy started its jittery recovery after the war officially ended in 1945.
Neptune in Libra
Because the planet Neptune spends about 14 years in each sign, its influence on each individual is felt more as a 'generational' influence here rather than as a personal effect. In other words, this mystical planet is said to affect trends in the collective unconscious and spirituality in the charts of peers who have this planet placed in a given sign. For people born with Neptune in Libra (1943-1957), like you, the effects of this planet are generally said to produce socially responsible individuals who are blessed with artistic talents, a compassionate nature, and a creative imagination that enjoys friendships and especially partnerships such as marriage. The spirit of Libra finds its fulfillment through beauty and harmony, and coupled with Neptune, this placement is a dreamy one of idealism, imagination, inner consciousness and an intuitive responsiveness to art and music, which changed form drastically during this time. This was the birth of the flower power generation of the late sixties and early '70s, and produced the hippies--people full of harmony, peace and love, yet also impractical wisdom and self-deceptive illusions. This generation also influenced the giant shifts in terms of marriage, divorce, and attitudes towards partnerships in general.
Neptune in the Second House
You may have an intuitive, uncanny ability to make money, but unfortunately may lack the know-how to manage it. The dreamy, spiritual side of Neptune makes you compassionate towards those in need, and you may be idealistic about wealth, donating money and time to humanitarian causes. Your money may mysteriously disappear, or you may extravagantly spend it, but it is likely you won't spend it on yourself. There is a fragility here concerning money, and you need to acquire common sense in order to be prosperous.
If there is any negative energy from other planets in your chart affecting Neptune, you may be gullible to con artists or other frauds. Be careful to read the fine lines when making a complicated business investment, or your financial situation may be a source of confusion or difficulty. To prevent any problems, you should always get financial advice when making decisions regarding money. By listening to the wisdom of others you can begin to rely on your own intuition in this area, and develop a conscious awareness of your strengths and weaknesses regarding finances. Watch that you aren't blind to your own faults, that you aren't attracted to 'get-rich-quick' schemes, or that you don't look solely to material possessions for your support--Neptune in the Second House will be unreliable here.
You will need to cultivate absolute honesty in your business dealings, or there is a danger of losing all of your assets. Guard against buying too much, or against deceiving yourself or others. In general, there is a tendency towards poor judgment regarding finances, or even a tendency towards laziness; learn to cultivate a practical, common sense approach towards your wealth, and depend on others for support.
Pluto in Leo
Pluto is a mystery to many, and has a subtle, complex and deep influence on individuals. Astrologers are still trying to understand it today. Discovered in the 1930s, this planet has more of a collective effect on us rather than a personal one when travelling through the signs. It represents a form of extremely concentrated power, like a laser beam of light that can cut through the darkest storm. Unfortunately, it also has a dark side when used the wrong way to manipulate or control the masses. It can be a source of healing or a source of destruction, depending on how we tap into its energy, and its transcendental power is usually hidden in some way--perhaps deep in our psyche.
Pluto takes anywhere from 12 to 30 years to travel through each sign in the zodiac, thus affecting civilizations and generations rather than just individuals. It affected you because it was travelling through the constellation of Leo (1939-1957) when you were born, thus beginning an authoritarian era when leaders and dictators needed to have control over others--Hitler, Mussolini, Hirohito and FDR. For many countries, manipulation and ruthlessness dominated, until World War II ended in 1945. Pluto contributed to the rebuilding of Europe at the Yalta Conference, 1951-57, and also resurrected peace with the United Nations and the development of technology.
Parents born during this time probably were strong-willed and bore equally strong-willed children, though there may have been a tendency to dominate offspring or get into unnecessary power struggles with them. Though Pluto here may add a power complex to business dealings, it also puts emphasis on leisure, entertainment, adventurousness, and the baby boomers' tendency to 'show off' in their yuppie soul quest for security and style.
Pluto square Midheaven
You like to change things to suit your way of doing things, and this causes conflict. As a result you tend not to get along very well with supervisors or authorities in general. Sometimes, this aspect can cause people to rebel against all authority figures: parents, cops, employers, and the government. You likely have an urge to reinvent everything and to transform existing institutions, or perhaps you even have a lust for power. You need to reassess your life and where you're going.
In your chart, we find that the FIRE element dominates.
Everyone has a certain amount of energy or life flow, which when manifested in your astrological birth chart can be seen as predominantly one of four elements: air, fire, earth or water. The ancient Greeks believed these four ingredients made up all of matter, and many other cultures and mythologies have also developed a reality based upon this belief. Though nowadays we tend to shy away from such simplicities and instead marvel in our scientific and technological miracles, you will undoubtedly find that one of these qualities make up your personality, your way of being, and your most natural expression in the world.
In your chart we find the element fire to dominate, which means more planets are found in fire signs or fire houses, especially important planets such as the sun, the moon, the personal planets, and the ascendant. This hot, radiant energy gives you sunbeams of life, and you typically enjoy direct action, lots of physical exercise, busy movement, and ascertive expression and enthusiasm whenever possible. Though you may need water and earth to sustain you, and a breeze to fan your flames, it is from the light of the sun that you gather all your warmth and energy, giving it to others in a powerful burst of inspiration and dynamic rays that can even be overpowering if not channelled properly. You may insist on getting your view across, and impatience and insensitivity are not uncommon with fire types. You are generally very strong, high spirited, high-strung, but needing discipline and an audience in which to funnel your source of wisdom. Don't rush into things too quickly. People with much fire in their charts tend to get along well other fire signs, or with air signs, such as Aquarius, Gemini or Libra, who can stimulate them into action and get them to respond to problems with intensity. You probably need to learn to think slowly before jumping head or heart first into any plan, although you are likely self-motivated and a real go-getter. You may be an entrepreneur, constantly starting new projects with courage and energy. The ego is strong here, shouting out "I am here!", and seeking affirmation to all who will listen. People may not answer, but they see the light that you bring.
The second most frequent element found in your chart is the AIR element. This element will also shape who you are, although its influence is not as strong as your primary element.
Everyone has a certain amount of energy or life flow, which when manifested in an astrological birth chart can be seen as predominantly one of four elements: air, fire, earth or water. The ancient Greeks believed these four ingredients made up all of matter, and many other cultures and mythologies have also developed a reality based upon this belief. Though nowadays we tend to shy away from such simplicities and instead marvel in our scientific and technological miracles, you will undoubtedly find that one of these qualities make up your personality, your way of being, and your most natural expression in the world.
In your chart we find the element air to dominate, which means more planets are found in air signs or air houses, especially important planets such as the sun, the moon, the personal planets, and the ascendant. This means that what primarily motivates you are thought patterns and the rational mind, and how to communicate those thoughts to others. You enjoy reading, discussing intellectual concepts, and trying to understand the energy that underlies the shape of the mind. The world of the ideas is where you live, hence you are not as concerned about the practical world of things, material possessions, your social life, emotions, or the spiritual realm. You may have a great ability to concentrate on a particular subject matter, or you may flit from one topic to another, depending on how your planets are aspected. You may enjoy talking to people about various topics, or you may prefer to communicate privately through writing, art or other abstract thought. Your biggest advantage is the ability to detach yourself from everyday life and be objective, thereby gaining a rational approach; this helps you to deal with all sorts of people without getting bogged down in their emotions and problems. However, watch that you don't become absorbed in a daydream, or preoccupied with abstract thoughts and ideas so that others cannot understand you. You likely prefer other air signs or fire signs, who can give you the freedom to express yourself, while earth signs can limit you and water signs can leave you feeling drenched in emotion. Use your reason to think your way through to solving your problems.
Lack of Earth
As human beings we all exude a certain amount of energy, which in the birth chart is symbolized by four elements: earth, air, water and fire. Two of these elements, fire and air, and representative of the Chinese principle of Yang and usually are more dynamic, active, self-expresive, and can always be seen in social interaction, verbal expression, and physical activity. The other two, water and earth, represent the Chinese principle of Yin and show the passive, receptive qualities of life, often unconsciously and instinctively. These types of people live more within themselves and don't show much action without thinking about it first, and without using a lot of caution and intensity.
Some people actually show a lack of an element, in which case there is a side to their personality which is undeveloped, or something which they are not consciously in contact with and which needs to be cultivated in order to achieve a fully developed and well-rounded life. In your chart, there is a lack of the earth element, which means you feel uncomfortable just living here in the mundane world, and are not naturally attuned to the limitations of the body, the earth, or the "material plane" you see around you. To others you may seem "spaced out," but that's probably because your head is full of airy ideas and inspirations, or watery imaginings, truths and feelings--you don't have time for all this down-to-earth reality stuff! Practical is not a favorite word in your vocabulary, and sometimes you may have to scrape and scrouge to get all the basics--food, shelter, money--just to get by because you forget you have to do this in the real world, and they seem of secondary importance to you anyway. You may even rebel against all these seemingly unfair demands on you, only to find you don't really belong anywhere, and you may have trouble fitting in. It is likely you will find more fulfillment going on a spiritual quest, transcending the limitations of this earthly plane, pursuing your gifted imagination, psyche or mind and following it to its end--whether it be art, beauty, music, religion, or some other worldly pursuit. Just don't forget to eat, feed your family and sleep while you are on your journey! The biggest lesson here is to learn to keep at least one foot planted on the ground, or to realize that those around you--especially those with earth signs--can help you find your way in the world as you look heavenward. Also, a strong Saturn in your chart can help discipline any wild urgings.