Sun in Capricorn
Like a mountain goat climbing his way to the top, you are a solitary, ambitious risk-taker who stops at nothing to reach your goal. Your virtues are persistence, self-discipline and patience, which, when cultivated, make you one of the most successful persons of the zodiac. However, a lack of self-confidence may lead you down the wrong path, in which case your chilly personality may make you less motivated to "do the right thing" and more inclined to use people for your own purposes.
Your steady ladder-climbing makes you a natural businessman, and whether your field is banking, government, finance, estate management, trade, or the dental profession, Capricorns rule the big business. They excel in any profession that is structured, such as engineering, medicine, accounting, editing, politics, ceramics, building, architecture, or even computers. With your practical, prudent, and always careful mind, you can use your energy to work for what you want. Remember, this sign can represent the highest or lowest in human beings, depending whether inhibition and lack of self-confidence hinder you. Your worst qualities are being overly pessimistic, fatalistic, miserly or overly conventional and rigid; yet at your best, you are a true leader, full of integrity and seriousness. You have a strong desire to succeed, with a commitment to traditional values, and you usually work slowly to achieve a dream.
Tradition is very important to you, including the home and being a parent. You excel in expedience--how to use things for your advantage, and how to use yourself for others. For you, respect and reward have to be earned, and your life frequently involves great responsibilities. You are typically materialistic, saying a big YES to money and all it involves. Self-confident Capricorns love their jobs, sit at their own desks, and rule the world with strength and humility. They keep a distance from colleagues, can delegate well, and have an element of autocracy, finding it difficult to show their true feelings to anyone--especially in intimate relationships.
You must watch out for your real wry sense of humor, which can be taken for grumbling by some. You may also have a false sense of pride or ego, which needs to be broken down and replaced by a real, hard-earned independence. Your desire for money and power may border on greediness, and too often Capricorns are much nicer to people out in the world than they are to their own families. They are, however, the true disciplinarians of their family. They are considered almost cold, or not concerned with others, but this is usually only because they don't understand their feelings very well.
The goat represents Capricorn's slow, steady rise through the world, which usually shows itself in serious, aloof ways--and can sometimes even be profound. Impressed by outward signs of success, and power, they feel the need to rule whatever kingdom they occupy--home, work or business. Like Virgos, they are natural worriers. They are more subtle than Scorpios in terms of getting mastery over others, and they are hard-workers--efficient, disciplined, with innate common sense and practical know-how. They typically succeed at whatever they set out to do with a quiet dignity; they don't stand out in a crowd.
Women Capricorns are tough as nails, serious and determined. On the inside they are guarded and reserved, and a potential lover must prove himself first before being accepted. She sets up parameters and boundaries in a relationship, and unlike Aries, will never get recklessly involved. She plays for keeps in love, and expects a lot--she can even dominate her partner. As a mother, she runs her home like a business and can sometimes be too rigid with her spouse or children. She also has a soft spot for animals.
The Capricorn man, on the other hand, doesn't like surprises. He is well- prepared for any journey, whether it be physical, emotional, spiritual or geographical. He focuses on his goals almost blindly, preferring not to get involved in people's lives unnecessarily. As a boss, he can be a dictator; as an employee, he is very hard-working. He enjoys talkative women, and once committed, he will stay through thick or thin. His challenge is to learn that compassion is more important than discipline, and for the mature man, this goal is usually achieved.
Capricorns are very compatible with Virgos and Taureans, two fellow earth signs. The intensity of Scorpio may well be overwhelming, and the duality of a Pisces could be confusing. Capricorns typically get along well with other Cardinal signs, such as Cancers. Whatever their mate, Capricorns need someone who is both serious, yet light-hearted, and who will respect the goat's single solitary quest and work ethic. An individual who understands the emotionally repressed side of a Capricorn may also be a good mate, because this sign may be bankrupt when it comes to expressing feelings to his or her mate. The challenge for the Capricorn is to transcend his tendency as a lover to provide only material security; emotions are also important.
You are extremely good with money, building your nest egg one penny at a time, though you may go through a spending period to acquire material goods that reflect your taste. Your old-fashioned, almost stoic desire for overcoming hardship and adversity makes you capable of building a state, empire or even a civilization. But remember, Rome wasn't built in a day, and to do it successfully, you must work together with others in a team. The lone goat can become out of touch, and really needs others to help it become successful.
Because there are two kinds of goats--the domestic one, tied to the fence, and the mountain goat, wild and free--the Capricorn typically has two natures. The question for this person to answer is not, "Can I climb the mountain?", but, "Which mountain shall I climb?" In each case, the Capricorn relishes the solitude of the climb, and typically has a fierce work ethic and ambition. However, they can get out of touch by climbing the wrong mountain, surrounded by worshippers and obedient children. Some like to become a hermit, without a religion.
For the Capricorn, no mountain is enough, and many are trying to rectify some loss or hurt from childhood. This in-bred loneliness causes many to have a distance with people or friends who can genuinely provide support. They need to learn to take criticism, to allow others to take part and give, and to be flexible within a structured life.
Sun in the Fourth House
A Sun placement here shines light on a person's roots--his or her home, family and early environment. A sense of security with relationships is very important, and establishing this security, or home, is of utmost importance. In terms of religion, this can translate to the establishment of the soul--all that which is hidden in the depths of the self. Many times, this placement connotes a sense of nostalgia with the past, where you may search for some kind of connection between your early life and the present.
Whatever the case, the vitality and self-expression of the Sun finds its best outlet here in creating a good home and happy family life, which includes children. While having children is very important, what type of parent this person will be depends upon his or her Sun sign--he or she could be bull-headed and fearless, if an Aries, or sensitive and shy, if a Cancer. Any affliction in Saturn could produce a parent who looks at his children as a burden, or gives too much discipline. Because the Moon rules here, creative energy can be seen in home decorations, sewing and other domestic activities. Early influences are also important, and an in-depth understanding of the background of your parents is very important before building a future home.
Most likely, this person will not be a world-traveler, preferring to stay at home. Self-protection is of utmost concern, and that includes the emotions. This person is quiet and mild, but if the Sun is negatively influenced in some way, his or her strong core may be weakened so that the outward personality has a "me first" mentality. There is a strong pull towards the mother in the early years, which may be difficult to cut later on. You typically gain through one or more of your parents, but if other planets are negatively influenced you may have an inability to get along with them or follow any "rules" of a house, treating your parents as if they were property rather than people. Your early life is usually a struggle with wealth coming later in life. This placement also indicates a strong interest in land and natural resources.
Sun square Pluto
Do people ever call you stubborn or obstinate? Do you ever find it hard to change? This difficult aspect unfortunately gives you much inner friction, so that you probably feel the need to dominate situations and people. This may cause resentment among others, who don't like to have opinions forced on them. Don't let the need to achieve dominate your own life, so that you forget about the people around you. Unfortunately, this aspect can breed people who are arrogant and ruthless with self-confidence bordering on egotism--probably just covering up for a deep-seated inferiority complex. That may not describe you, but if it does, remember that the way to change is to turn inward and transform the darker elements of the Self. Pluto can help you regenerate and transform yourself--over and over again, if you want to.
Pleasure seeking can also be a problem here, so much so that the end result could be jail or some other type of limitation or confinement. You probably will have problems with the opposite sex as well due to your aggressive approach. Learn tolerance and gentleness and your problems will be much lessened.
Sun sextile Uranus
You likely gain success through your independent and innovative mind, and would do well especially in such fields involving public service, research, exploration, adventure, transportation, electronics, the occult or even astrology. This aspect favors a long life, and you may marry early. If you are a woman, you are likely attracted to men for their intellectual abilities, and may be a 'pal' to them first. The creative energy here from Uranus needs to invent something, and the Sun gives you the will power to do this. You are also likely a magnetic personality who inspires others in a forceful way. Learn to channel this energy, for at its best you can be a strong healing force for others. This aspect gives deep intuition and valuable insight into other people. You don't pay attention to tradition and like to go your own way.
Virgo on the Ascendant, Pisces on the Descendant
Like a Virgo Sun, you display craftsmanship and an ability to work with details, and you have a high level of self-confidence and a genuine humility to admit when you need to learn more. You can be critical, but are less conservative than a true Virgo. You may even hide a wild nature behind a withdrawn fašade. Still, you are practical and logical, having a need to communicate even if you aren't a big talker. You can be charming and elegant, but are not always the easiest person to get to know.
You perceive the world through the mind, but that doesn't mean you are cold and detached, for once you are involved in a personal relationship, you will soften and show your kinder side. This tender expression will only emerge once you trust a person, and is due in large part to your Descendant, Pisces, which works in partnership with a Virgo rising. The intuitive side of Pisces will help the analytical side of a Virgo rising, and give you a genuine appreciation and sensitivity for people.
You enjoy sifting through facts and information, using your logical mind to solve problems, organize details, and find the truth to any situation. You can be stubborn, but not so much that you cannot see the other side of an argument. You may have a hard time putting things into perspective, getting enmeshed in so much detail that you lose sight of the big picture. You may also magnify the importance of one small detail and become frustrated when others don't see its importance.
Like true Virgos, work is very important to you. You will likely develop great skill and proficiency in your career. You like control, of yourself and events, because it makes you feel secure. Sometimes you are at war because you want things to come easily, but at the same time you want to do things through your own merits. You tend to work hard and gain through that hard work, rather than through the work of others. Socially, you tend to be shy and aloof, which is sometimes hidden behind a mask; still, the mask must be penetrated for others to get to know you. Emotionally, it's hard for you to show your feelings, although there is usually a lot going on under the surface.
In addition to working hard at a career, a Virgo rising can become obsessed with order, correctness and lose touch with spontaneity or flow. This person can become too rigid and uptight, and you may need to cultivate your Pisces influence to try to "let go" of bad or unwanted experience in order to purify the mind and body. Pisces on the Descendant helps the Virgo rising to open up his heart, to accept others compassionately, to see the bigger picture rather than the mundane details.
You may suffer from poor health as a child, and as an adult the physical body takes on more importance to you. You may like to work out or do some other exercise to take care of your body. You also like routine, and feel frightened without it. Since Mercury rules Virgo, watch for the placement of that planet in your birth chart-it can influence you with a logical mind, intellectual outlook, or a flair for science or writing. It can also promote fussiness, a nervous temperament, sarcasm, or worry.
Moon in Sagittarius
This is a happy placement for the moon, and usually means you are optimistic, cheerful, idealistic, and love the outdoors and foreign travel. You are like a little ray of sunshine, spreading your beams to others. However, you can be nervous, restless, even discontented. You need above all emotional freedom and independence, and your own space to explore anything that interests you--foreign cultures, inner worlds, or even the distant future.
You typically enjoy animals, and follow traditional religious and philosophical views. If Mars is in the picture, you love sports and can be an avid gambler. You tend to have lots of acquaintances, but not as many close friends. Still, you need to roam free, are restless, and lack continuity. You enjoy a philosophical conversation, but abhor religious dogma; you are genuinely friendly and optimistic. You need to think before speaking, and are usually direct and talkative.
However, your desire to help others is not always strong enough to follow through. You can be too extravagant, overdoing things rather than underdoing. You use your enthusiasm to find your way out of circumstances, but are not good at details or small problems. You tend to ignore them. Still, you are very positive, optimistic, and have a need to move forward both physically and intellectually. This sense of progression can make you impatient, and your restlessness must be countered with hope and optimism. If you believe there is a cure, you are sure to find it. Let your greatest gift, your enthusiasm, sparkle.
Moon in the Fourth House
This is a good placement for the moon, and it reveals a vital urge to create both home and family. Security and domestic life are most important for you, and, if undermined here, may lead you to function badly in other areas. You are caring and protective, and many times this is turned inward, revealing an introversion and fear of the unknown. Problems can arise when your children grow up and want to leave the home.
The moon in this house, associated with Cancer, can lead to shyness, even imaginary hypochondriac tendencies. If you are a woman and the moon is well positioned here, your maternal instinct and love of domestic life are enhanced. The focus here, whether you are a man or a woman, is on the mother, and how you view her. If this relationship is not strong, home life can be unpleasant. Overall, though, this is a strong moon position, and family relationships of all kinds are extremely important and can influence other areas of your life.
The moon here implies that you tend to stick close to your birthplace, or leave it when very young. Though many changes in residence may be indicated, you retain good memories and strong feelings for your birthplace. You benefit through your parents, with whom you maintain close emotional bonds, and from the opposite sex. The later part of your life will likely be more stable.
You may be self-absorbed, dominated by your instincts, with a "me" or "mine" attitude as a motivating force. You need to temper this natural urge with an attempt to feel for others and sympathize with them. You need to project your feelings beyond your own self-interest, and guard against insulating yourself from so much from reality. Though the love of home is strong, and you gain through your mother, you must not cling to her. Both parental influences are strong. Depending on other planetary placements, your roots are either quite strong or secure, or show uncertainty. You have an inner desire for peace, but may need to go beyond your personality to find it, and to find true peace with your own roots.
Moon square Ascendant
You may experience difficulties in expressing your emotions, thus creating problems with your relationships, especially marriage. Your emotions may be blocked. You need to pay attention to any habitual attitudes and patterns, and most importantly you need to work through your emotions in order to communicate your thoughts to others. Remember that you can break free from the restricting chains surrounding your feelings, although you may need help doing it.
Moon opposition Mars
Unfortunately, this aspect is mostly negative, causing separations and quarrels in relationships due to a brusque manner and a tendency to dominate. Alcoholism is common here, combined with temper outbursts over insignificant things, sometimes followed by violence. Men tend to treat women poorly, and women tend to be unfeminine. Both are irresponsible. You will experience many difficulties in your friendships if you don't overcome your argumentative manner, and learn to be more patient and loving through self-restraint.
Some astrologers believe this aspect reveals a general dislike for women, and that men here tend to be abusive towards women, while women tend to be overbearing towards other women. For both cases, each sex needs to be more open emotionally and get in touch with their own feelings. They need to clamp down on impulsiveness, impatience, restlessness and volatility.
Mercury in Capricorn
Mercury here gives you an ability to concentrate, a good memory, and an attention to detail. It also adds dignity, earnestness, and a down-to-earth attitude. However, you may lack humor, which can give you a 'heavy' edge, and can lead to being moody or sulking. You need to learn joy. You have a natural fear about material things, and need to cultivate faith and optimism about your future. These people make excellent teachers and diplomats, if they don't overdo intolerance and sternness.
Mercury's mind becomes ambitious here, and you can be a true visionary. Shrewd, practical, with a status-quo conscience, you are realistic to the extreme, and do whatever it takes to get what you want. You work hard to succeed, and don't waste time with impractical theories. Your thinking is constructive and practical, with a cool view and rationalism that give you excellent mathematical ability. You are slow when you study, but you make steady progress. For you, there is no time to gossip: what is said is meant at the time.
Your emotions are restrained here, and there is a disappointment in love or romance. Marriage is usually practical, and may be to someone older or more established. Your partner may be cold or indifferent. There is also an emphasis on acquiring financial and material assets. For you, pessimism is impossible, because all your efforts are geared toward your goal. You have great determination, and take only well-calculated risks. You adhere to tradition. If you are also a Sagittarius, Mercury here adds a steadying influence over blind optimism. The two together give you a blended common sense, an offbeat humor, and a grounded restlessness.
Mercury in the Fifth House
Mercury in the Fifth House, the house of Leo, gives you a forceful, dramatic instinct that is good for playwrights, drama critics, dramatic speakers and writers. However, it also gives you a gambling instinct, and you may be somebody who likes to take a lot of risks with your life. You are most likely intuitive, logical, and practical, with very strong feelings toward your mate. You take only calculated risks in planning a love affair, and may enjoy the strategic game of chess.
This placing could enhance creativity. You may have dexterity with your hands, or a flair for literary or craft work. You enjoy mental games, and should avoid speculative activities in the stock market or similar financial risks. This is a good placing for teachers, especially in the primary grades, as Leo's love for children is matched with Mercury's love for mental stimulation. You may have a natural writing and speaking ability, with the mind centered on love affairs in early life; later on the emphasis will be on children. You may worry about your offspring, and can be very fixed and opinionated.
You seek romantic partners for their mental agility, and get excited through stimulating intellectual conversation. Your mental energy depends in large part whether Mercury is in a good position here, and does not receive negative energy from other planets. You may have a tendency to start things you don't finish, but you also probably have some kind of artistic talent that finds expression through writing, the theater, or entertainment. Too often this ability lies dormant; learn to discover it and develop its potential.
Mercury sextile Venus
Because Mercury and Venus can never be more than 78 degrees apart, their connection is usually a pleasant one--a combination of soul consciousness (Mercury) and love (Venus) that reveals conflict in your chart only if your personality is too dominant. This aspect confers grace and skill in writing, refined artistic tastes, and a calm disposition in general. You likely display a lively wit, thanks to Mercury, yet your gentle nature gives you harmony in your relationships. There is balance between your mind and your feelings, and you may have artistic or musical talent. You are probably friendly or social, with a healthy mind, but may lack depth unless your chart shows strength of character elsewhere.
Venus in Scorpio
The love and attraction of Venus coupled with Scorpio's steamy sexuality and passion is a heady mixture--sex is the keyword here. You likely have strong emotions and sexual desires, are passionate, jealous, secretive and sensual. You can be faithful and enduring, or lustful and demanding, but no matter what, you maintain your dignity and pride in all circumstances. If you are a woman, you will use your sex appeal to get your way and manipulate people. Love-hate relationships are common here, and once a romance is broken, it is never mended.
You have a need for a rewarding, harmonious, and loving relationship, yet can be jealous and resentful at times, with an inability to forgive and forget. Venus' energy will need some kind of outlet, and your romanticism can become disproportionate, showing negative escapism under stress. Venus is at her sexiest best here, and this is certain to cause rivalry and possessiveness. Love needs regeneration and reorientation in relationships, and your attraction to the opposite sex is often stormy until the lack of love is recognized and redeemed with something real.
You likely have a flair for business and investment, and may gain financially through inheritances, taxes, insurance, and the occult. Your friends may have mystical and occult talents. If you are a Virgo, a conflict can arise between your modesty and your sexual desires, which you may want to cover up. If you are a Libra, you have an air of romantic mystery--or femmes fatales--with Scorpio adding an intensity and sense of purpose to your personality. A Scorpio will have more romance added to his or her sex life, which can lead to obsession; a Sagittarius will have increased passion, and a need for independence clashing with intense feelings, with possibly a jealous streak. If you are a Capricorn, you will take your love life very seriously, with deep, intense, powerful feelings. Sometimes there is a conflict between emotion and the practical approach to life you so embrace.
Venus in Scorpio provides an all-consuming experience for you, a profound intensity of emotion, yet you can take your love higher to a spiritual level. Try to channel this energy into artwork, as you are likely to produce something original and compelling. Watch for a lucrative relationship through a business partner.
Venus in the Third House
This placement makes you a good communicator, with a need to challenge the intellect. You are able to communicate sympathetically, and there is usually a good understanding between you and your relatives. Socializing is important to you, and you enjoy entertaining in a pleasant, relaxed, and stimulating atmosphere.
Sometimes this placement denotes much travel, especially short distances. There is frequently a love of literature, and a need to keep informed through newspapers or other published means. You may converse easily with people and bring harmony to all social situations, and take great pleasure visiting close siblings, relatives, and neighbors. Your mind may revolve around the arts and music.
Your early life was likely pleasant, and you generally attract benefits around you due to your pleasant nature. However, you can be lazy mentally. You may like to move around, but not too far. You don't like to argue, and like to use your powers of persuasion rather than pressure. Since you have a pleasant personality, you can be very artistic and creative.
Venus trine Saturn
You make a loyal friend and a good marriage partner, but may appear too shy or serious at times. You are also sharp in finance, and your social activities may revolve around business affairs. You are smart and thrifty about money, but not stingy; you find many opportunities to increase your financial base. You are slow to form a partnership, but when you do commit, you are stable but not very demonstrative with your affections.
You are probably very loyal, faithful, dependable, and have a strong sense of responsibility. If you have endured hardships, you may have learned spiritual wisdom and overcome many problems. This gives you strength and the ability to accept that suffering is part of a learning process, part of growth. Your highest lesson here is to learn the necessity of love, and to lift it to a higher level.
Mars in Gemini
Powerful, clever, witty and communicative, you have a talent for discourse that borders on brilliance. Unfortunately, you are much too easily distracted so that it is difficult for you to follow through on anything that might look like commitment. Sometimes you cannot even finish a thought, your mind works so quickly and you are forging ahead to the next gem of conversation. Because Mercury rules Gemini, and its province is the mind, watch where Mercury is placed elsewhere in your chart; its influence can be tremendous.
The keyword here is speed, for you think on your feet and quickly grasp different concepts and ideas. You also are quick at reaching conclusions and solving problems--until your focus changes. Many times you appear lost in thought, though your mind is churning around and around. You need to change topics frequently, and you are adept in many subjects. At a party you would probably talk to a host of different people, since your desires change so quickly. Though you are naturally curious and inquisitive, you may appear disoriented or uncertain because you really don't seem to know what you want. Your mind has energy and verve; it's just not focused or restrained.
Your wonderful mind makes you attracted to people rich in intellect or knowledge; you don't care where they come from as long as they challenge you. Still, it is hard for you to sustain a relationship without getting distracted or influenced by outside forces. As a result, you probably have lots of friends and enjoy the chase of romance. The influence of Mars means your passions are easily roused, but you likely will have many affairs or even marriages before you can "settle down" to any kind of routine in a relationship. Gemini causes you to scatter some of the positive energy of Mars in conversation; if you consciously try to focus and save your energy, rather than be distracted so easily, you will have fewer problems reaching your goals.
You likely enjoy games that involve mental energy or strategic challenge, and may choose sports such as hunting or kayaking to engage in. You are likely very easygoing and versatile, but guard against restless boredom.
Mars in the Tenth House
This is a very ambitious placement for Mars, and you likely have great energy to put into your career. You may even be a workaholic, using your talents and skills to gain fame or social standing. You have a need to feel powerful, strong, and assertive, and want to be remembered or honored for your achievements. You also need to be emotionally involved with your career, and there is a real urgency in your actions as you climb your way to the top. You need work that involves initiative, leadership, and autonomy.
Your colleagues might regard you as a force to be reckoned with, and there may be a tendency to be quarrelsome or argumentative. The best advice for you is to slow down and be patient; things will stand in your way, but you have the drive and initiative to overcome them. Be cautious; guard against recklessness or extreme behavior. Your enthusiasm for progress makes this a powerful position for anyone with executive ability, or interest in the military, business or politics. Watch, however, that you don't blindly pursue power for its own sake.
Though astrologers differ on which parent, you will likely have some kind of conflict with either your mother or father. This conflict likely occurred when you were a child and resulted in some kind of rebellion, whether internal (inner anger) or external (actual separation). Though you may perceive this parent as powerful, the reality may have been a turbulent relationship that caused you frequently to prepare for battle with him or her. This probably shaped you into the warrior that you are today, but you will need to come to peace with this conflict in order to achieve harmony later in life. If this is not resolved, you may have problems with bosses or authority figures.
Mars conjunct Midheaven
You are very ambitious and have the urge to become prominent or important in your professional life. You use your great energy to achieve goals. This is a good aspect for political or military careers. At worst, it may breed extreme competitiveness; you may have to overcome setbacks.
Mars square Ascendant
You may tend to be overly aggressive in your relationships with others. Remember you can't bully your way through life and still expect to be viewed as a gentle diplomat. You need to learn tact and cooperation, or your partnership or marriage will be filled with discord.
Mars sextile Jupiter
You are a hard worker, and are rarely lazy. You may be a missionary, engaged in some type of religious activity. Your energy makes you undefeatable, loyal to some kind of cause, probably one that helps others less fortunate than you. This aspect also gives you much physical strength, optimism, integrity, and many opportunities to reach your dreams. You are a reformer, and will defend your principles and causes with a strong sense of justice and responsibility.
Jupiter in Aries
Though you are likely a talented leader, you prefer doing things on your own, and rely on your own ideas and enterprise to get a job done. You have boundless energy, and frequently seek out activities that involve independence and resolve; you like to be your own boss. You dislike having to do what others tell you to do, and may have difficulty following orders.
Jupiter here gives you original ideas, and coupled with the dynamic energy of Aries, you are more than capable of running an organization, group or company. You can even be bullying or too aggressive, so try to tame some of your energy and take fewer personal risks. You need to listen to what others say, or you may miss the many opportunities Jupiter affords for change and growth. Still, you have an impressive faith in yourself and tend to choose courage over weakness when faced with important decisions.
You will likely be good at grasping the big picture in projects, rather than the details, unless Virgo is strong in your chart. You like taking adventurous risks and have the energy to complete what you start. Though you have an ability to win over influential people, you need to learn to delegate more and rely on other people to carry out your ideas. You may achieve status in politics, literature or science, but without trust in other people you could stand alone.
Jupiter in the Eighth House
Astrologers generally agree that this placement means that you will benefit somehow through other people's money, whether through partnership, marriage, inheritance, joint finance, insurance, litigation, investment or wills. On the other hand, there is also an increased interest in spiritual and religious matters, anything dealing with the occult, life after death, or reincarnation. You may be motivated to go on some kind of religious quest, and find meaning by transcending ordinary boundaries and limitations, especially in the areas of relationships. Sex is also associated with the Eighth House, and you may experience a strong appetite, or feel motivated to transcend the boundaries of a relationship through sexual activity; if Jupiter has negative energy from other planets here, there may be an obsession with sex and a tendency to overindulge, or conversely, a tendency to be frigid and afraid of the physical act.
Jupiter in this house usually means a long life, and a peaceful and natural death. You may be attracted to taboo subjects, such as the occult or metaphysics, or anything associated with death or taxes. Though you may gain through joint investment, Jupiter's influence needs controlling; perhaps a good business partner could help you here. You may be demanding, yet with a love for freedom, and an uncanny ability to probe beneath the surface matters that most people would not touch. Though you may experience breakdowns, Jupiter here gives you the refreshing energy to rebound and regenerate yourself with faith, optimism, and a renewed spirit. You "weather the storm" of personal change with gusto, with excellent powers of transition.
Jupiter opposition Pluto
Unfortunately, this aspect tends to give one a scheming personality, and sometimes even a desire to exploit others. You may have conflicts with others because you persistently try to indoctrinate them with your religious and philosophical views, which are a big part of your life. This can create animosity, and in extreme cases, you may have complete disregard for the rights of others or for laws and conventions. You lack simple humility and tend to 'think big' on issues that most people keep to everyday conversation levels. You then make grand schemes, but never execute these plans. Your opinions swing from over-confidence to self-doubt, from periods of highs--when you work long and hard on the loftiest ideals of mankind--to lows, when you concentrate on your primitive instincts only.
Still, you likely have good intuitive powers, great imagination, but the inability to hold them in check. Discipline is needed, or you may have a delay in getting the social acceptance of your friends and contemporaries until a later age.
Jupiter trine Neptune
This aspect gives you much psychic ability, which needs to be developed if you want to see results. You may prefer to live near water and away from city centers. If you are in touch with your mystical side, you usually like to share your knowledge with others and interact with the 'collective unconsciousness' through yoga, meditation or some kind of spiritual practice. This aspect can give much harmony between the inner and outer self, leaving you open and receptive, intuitive and psychic, with a need to follow your own inner voice. You are likely kind, courteous and sincere, with a strong religious side. You may belong to a religious or philosophical group.
Saturn in Leo
The showy, dynamic influence of Leo will be disciplined here by Saturn's stern inner structure and awesome capability to take on responsibility. While you may be enthusiastic and highly creative, it is also likely that there is a serious, practical side to your personality that is constructive and does not conflict with other elements in your chart. You have the urge and fire to express yourself artistically in any medium, and Leo gives you a desire to be recognized for your work and to feel validated. Saturn will make sure you work hard to achieve your ambitions, but it might also give you self-doubt; at its worst, you could become terrified of your own insignificant or mediocre achievements.
This placement will give you excellent staying power, determination, and the ability to lead and organize others. You are likely loyal, with a noble regality and a liking for convention and things that conform to the standards of your generation. This placement could also bring with it a twinge of autocracy or pompousness, especially if you experienced a military childhood or a strict upbringing. Try not to force your strict routines or disciplines on others; learn to let go of any inner authoritarian voice that is not sympathetic to your needs or feelings, or those of others. Learn a healthy humility, and remember that being firm and loving at the same time is the best approach to developing rapport with others.
You will likely have great pride in your accomplishments, with a strong will and heart that both need discipline. Your ego may lead you down roads you wouldn't ordinarily follow in order to find recognition; remember not to let your Self get in the way of solving problems, rather gather input from other people and use your intuition when deciding between right and wrong. As a perfectionist, you have a natural eye for high quality and a burning ambition to create anything that comes from within your heart--indeed, this can bring you deep happiness. Learn to trust this inner creative spirit; don't let the dark side of Saturn get in the way of expressing your inner goodness and value.
Finding an outlet to express your dramatic Leonine emotions and creativity will be the key to your happiness, and you may even be denied love or spirituality until you find that release of energy or flow. Solitude may help, as you may learn to overcome any obstacles to your growth by pushing through Saturn's outer limits to find and discard any ultimate barriers to peace and happiness. Saturn rules the bones and Leo rules the back and spine, so be kind to these parts of your body. Exercise regularly and sit up straight to develop a strong posture.
Saturn in the Eleventh House
Saturn in the house of friendships gives you a powerful humanitarian streak tempered with a sense of the conventional so that while you want to do what is right in the world, your sense of justice may not be as radical as protesting with the Green party. You may instead quietly attend a concert that supports AIDS research, or you may even be asked to serve on committees that support a cause you believe in. While your social life is important to you, it is likely you will probably have only a few close friends and many acquaintances. Some astrologers believe this placement implies a cold, calculated approach to friends or associates; most agree, however, that you may enjoy friends of an older generation, or that are more distinguished intellectually than yourself.
You tend to seek out others who are powerful or influential and who can advance your own interests, and may work through groups and organizations to achieve noble goals. Often you may be elected to the board or as leaders of these groups. You gain your objectives and goals slowly, through hard work, patience, and often through group work. You need to earn everything, and your rewards are great. Life only gets better. Guard against making too many demands on your friends, and against attracting the wrong kinds of friends, as there can be many difficulties when this happens. You are likely to achieve most, if not all, of your objectives, but it may take awhile for you to achieve your goals.
Your friends are likely to be friends for life. You should choose them carefully, and you are attracted to serious, disciplined people with clear goals and objectives. You don't make friends lightly, but once you do form bonds, they are long lasting and powerful. You have strong organizational abilities and your friends help you achieve your aims.
Pisces ruling the Seventh House
Unless you are highly evolved, this placement could denote selfishness, for although Pisces is the sign of self-sacrifice, you may tend towards nagging, negativity or moodiness. In terms of relationships, there is always the constant threat of fickleness, and you need to overcome your restless heart in order to find happiness in marriage. To relate yourself properly to others it is important for you to find time in solitude, but you can't be totally alone or completely independent or you will cut yourself off from the world. Remember that in order to be whole you must share and surrender the self to others--this is the most noble of the Piscean traits, and combined with the Virgoan trait of purifying the emotions, you can certainly find yourself of service to others. Be supportive to your spouse, be willing to go the extra mile. Also, be sure to get plenty of physical exercise, as much mental energy can be turned into positive karma through physical exertion.
Uranus in Scorpio
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 Scorpio between the years of 1975-1981, like you, should exhibit some similar characteristics, such as powerful emotions, intolerance of laziness, enormous willpower, persistence, shrewdness, secretiveness, and good powers of concentration. They also are capable of jealousy and resentment, like the typical Scorpio. These people seek independence through drastic changes, with intense emotional experience, and usually have innate psychic insight so that they might have a kind of 'sixth sense' into all that is hidden. This means they may feel compelled to change things and they don't even know why, or what the consequences might be. This generation is deeply intuitive, charismatic, and may have sudden infatuations with the opposite sex. The power of Scorpio here, coupled with Uranus, means they can go through changes and feel them deeply and consciously, and then rise from the ashes and begin again. Because Uranus is exalted in Scorpio, this generation is brave and daring, but may hide their emotions or even reject them, all the while boiling under the surface. Their task is to learn to release their emotions and to use them positively. Sometimes there may be a need to feel powerful, or to use power to help the world or make it think the same way they do. Learning to harness that power constructively is another lifetime task.
Uranus in the Second House
This is not a 'middle of the road' placement in terms of money. You will either make it rich or poor, depending on your strategies and decision-making, and of course your luck. Uranus here makes you attracted to glamorous and glitzy investments which can turn into ashes overnight; guard against making serious financial mistakes by not jumping too quickly--read all the fine print! Conversely, if Uranus receives any positive energy from other planets in your chart, there may be sudden, unexpected changes in fortune. You may find uncanny ways to make money that can border on genius, and frequently have to make trips to the bank to haul away all of your good fortune. Thus, Uranus here brings either good or bad luck, making you rich through radical means or suddenly poor through bad financial decisions.
The best advice here is for you to develop conservative saving and spending habits, and to build a financial base that can get you through the lean years. Save for a rainy day! Try to lessen the ups and downs concerning money by refusing to invest in risky speculation, as attractive as it may seem. Though you may have an innovative mind that constantly comes up with original methods of making money, slow down and check out your ideas with a partner to make sure they are practical (and a well-grounded partner, such as a Taurus or Capricorn, is your best bet). You may be a heavy borrower or lender, and earn your money through unusual methods such as with inventions, electronics, or anything with the scientific field. If Uranus has any negative energy from other planets, you may find yourself heavily in debt with no way to pay it off, and have conflicts surrounding this problem.
Emotionally, you are likely cool, yet the opposite sex will be powerfully attracted to you. There may be a conflict between your partner, who is possessive, and your constant need for independence.
Neptune in Sagittarius
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 Sagittarius (1970-1984), like you, the effects of this planet are generally said to produce an appreciation of foreign travel, a recognition of a higher reality, and even a psychic sensitivity or an ability to pierce the sensory world in order to get at a higher truth. This generation may well revolutionize education, and may rebel against orthodox religions or dogmas in favor of a deeper understanding of the meaning of life. Ambitious and farsighted, these people may be leaders in business, art, science or religion, and will likely need more freedom to pursue their creativity. Watch that their idealistic, hopeful nature doesn't lead to aimless wandering or religious cults, or to a gullibility in legal matters.
Neptune in the Third House
This placement gives you a mixed blessing. You are at once imaginative, sensitive, highly creative, and can soak up knowledge--especially languages and anything to do with communication--yet you are too easily distractible, at times gullible, and may have a tendency to daydream which can conflict with any studying, thus your grades at school may have suffered. This placement is good for singers, and you may have an enhanced voice--project it if you do. You likely have a mystical, highly intuitive mind that is capable of delving into a creative well--whatever your interests, make sure you develop them with discipline and self-control. Remember that talent alone will not lead you to your dreams.
Neptune in the house of communications can mean real literary talent, and often people with this placement like to write under a pen name. On the other hand, you may be influenced too much by your social surroundings and thus your concentration could suffer. Try to get away and give yourself some solace and time for contemplation, away from heavy distractions. If you have children, the influence of Neptune here may cause jealousy in some way. Also, some astrologers believe that the watery, emotional nature of this planet in the Third House of a person's chart indicates that a sibling, or someone close to you, has a mental illness. Whatever the case, you are probably blessed with an artistic, imaginative mind that may get foggy at times and lose its concentration due to dreaminess. Often this placement indicates some kind of hurt or disappointment early in life that caused insecure feelings or a nervous condition that will need to be overcome through understanding. There may be learning difficulties or a tendency to fantasize. On the other hand, you may have a photographic memory or be a natural filmmaker or poet.
Neptune sextile Pluto
This aspect suggests that justice is very important to you. People born with this placement have worked to achieve justice in courts, for decent wages, fair prices, job opportunities, unemployment compensation, welfare grants, pension plans, and job training for all people. Are you a part of these liberators who will fight for anything that dehumanizes or oppresses people? People here have a deeply ingrained spiritual consciousness. Learn to use it.
Pluto in Libra
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 Libra (1972-1984) when you were born, thus ushering in a need for peace and harmony in terms of global responsibility, cooperation among nations, and also in terms of laws and partnerships. During the '70s came an era of increased sexual permissiveness--the Pill brought freedom, drugs brought escape, young men burned their draft cards and dropping out of school and society was more socially acceptable. Thus the invisible power of Pluto merged with individuals and their consciousness, and people had to choose what group or ideology they were going to serve. The challenge here was to bring evil to the surface, such as disharmony in a relationship, so that it could be recognized as divorce, purged and redeemed, and sent on its way as freedom. An individual who thus learned and became wiser through this Plutonian power became stronger. In addition, marriage itself became an older institution, as "living together" with a partner also became socially acceptable.
Society itself at this time became more open to gender issues, sexual minorities, and the acceptance of all people in a multicultural umbrella, thus recognizing the highest virtue of Pluto in Libra--the ability to see Love as a principle, not as a wishy-washy emotion. Marriage became purified as a law of equals, as profound sharing, rather than as an imbalance of power.
Pluto in the First House
Because Pluto's position within the solar system is different from all other planets--it is farther away and has a different orbiting pattern--astrologers tend to view it as an unconventional planet, with invisible almost "underground" energy that can emit subterranean forces which need to be channeled and controlled to be used effectively. It is said that the house in which Pluto is found can be a source of difficulty if that energy is blocked in some way, causing problems that need to be overcome or purged in order to get on with life. On the other hand, Pluto's placement in a house can represent the highest energy level an individual can achieve in terms of destiny, as well as his or her relationship to a 'group consciousness' or life attunement. The planet can reveal the heights or lowest depths a person can reach, and can also determine how an individual uses or is used by its powerful energy.
Placed in the First House, Pluto can give you an almost compulsive, controlling tendency that wants to dominate others. It is likely you have a magnetic personality and attract people to you, and have no trouble making an impact on them, but you may also intimidate them with your forceful intensity. This may alienate people, especially those closest to you, such as marriage or business partners. Pluto here is similar to the sun Scorpio sign, with its deep emotional intensity and secretive desire to explore anything in-depth. It gives you an added strength, a nonconformist nature, increased zest, and a passionate sex drive. You likely have so much emotional intensity and such a need to express it that you feel like you must have an outlet to relieve yourself. Guard against cruelty if you don't get such an outlet. Work instead to release your energy flow and tap into Pluto's marvelous regenerative spiritual energy, which, like the Phoenix, can help you bounce back from tragedy or mishap time and time again.
Pluto here also has a primitive side that can be insecure, withdrawn, power hungry, sensitive, and lacking in confidence. Remember that yours is a personality constantly in need of regeneration and renewal--if you are too withdrawn, you need to learn to come out into the world, and if you are too aggressive, you need to tame your temper. Your greatest lesson is on how to use your power, rather than to be used by it, and how to use it constructively rather than destructively. Don't lower yourself to vindictive behavior by retaliating for every past hurt--let go of emotional scars. Instead, aim for a higher self that can be used as a force for healing. Pluto can help do this by dissolving the personality into understanding, giving you a willingness to serve in perfect humility, and an ability to act as a channel for the forces of light.
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 EARTH 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 earth to dominate, which means more planets are found in earth signs or earth houses, especially important planets such as the sun, the moon, the personal planets, and the ascendant. This means that what primarily motivates you are material needs such as security, money, and having the ability to get by in the world by using your skills to support yourself. You are likely more practical than intuitive, preferring to use your five senses to take in necessary information rather than using a lot of airy theories or inspirational thoughts. You are probably regarded as a "real" down to earth type of person who is patient, disciplined, and who can find a niche or place in the world of work since it is important for you to survive, eke out a basic living, and meet the needs of yourself and your family. Though you are not forthright and assertive like the fire signs, you can speak out when you feel something endangers your security. You are efficient, dependable, conventional, and cautious, yet can be suspicious about people who seem to have their "head in the clouds" full of ideas, like the air signs. Of all the signs you trust the watery people the most, perhaps because they have the same self-protectiveness, depth and retentiveness you have. The only negative qualities of the earth element is that it can be too practical, lacking in imagination, narrow in its outlook, and addicted to a routine or order. Try to go beyond your own depth, to see beyond the structure of what is there, and to stretch your airy mind so it can deal more with abstract ideas and theories. This will open you up to the reality of the unseen world and add a wisdom to your practical, common sense approach to daily life. Your biggest lesson is to learn to let go of material things, for only by learning detachment can you learn to serve others.
Lack of Water
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 water element, which means you have the most difficulty with emotions--whether it is your own, those of your friends or loved ones, or even those of distant colleagues. To others, you may seem distant and cold, but it is not that you don't have emotions it is just that you have no idea how to tame or temper them, and you may disregard them altogether. You may prefer to brush them under the rug, relying instead on your airy ideas and thoughts, or you may be blind to the needs of others, so consumed by your own actions and daily activities. As a result, you may actually be more dependent on others, unconsciously, because of your inability to express your own emotions--you look for others to do it for you. You also may distrust your own intuition, which could lead to danger. Try to unblock your emotions; learn to write in a journal, pencil or sketch out your feelings, or just try to talk out any feelings with a close friend. Remember that feelings are important and can lead to a higher quality of life; suppressing them can lead to numbness and an inability to enjoy yourself, loneliness, fear, the opposite of joy. You may need time to really identify and release your emotions; others can also help you in this area, especially if you are suppressing pain and suffering. Remember that disregarding emotions often leads to more pain. Physically, try to drink more water and clean out the toxicity in your body--water is a healing, purging element that can cleanse and purify.