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Natal Interpretation (short) for Mel Brooks


SUN
The sun rules will power and ego. It is the core of your potential and uniqueness as an individual; who you are and what you are about. It represents the main direction and focus you want your life to take, and your determination to accomplish what you set out to do. It is your personal honesty and integrity, and the ability to command respect and authority, to impress and influence others.

SUN in CANCER
As the fourth sign of the zodiac, Cancer represents the fourth stage in the evolution of man and his place in the universe. In Cancer the need is not one of individual survival as it was in the first three signs. Here, it is eternal survival through perpetuation of the species. It is the sign of fertility and nurture, and Cancerians have strong identification with these matters in one form or another. It doesn't mean all of them are good cooks or efficient housekeepers, but they all want to feel part of a family. They enjoy feeding others as much as they enjoy feeding themselves. They are also ready to supply emotional nurturing by "mothering" everyone who appears to be in need. When upset, they tend to use food as consolation, which in turn, results in problems with excess weight. As an offshoot of their sense of familial relationships, they often develop an interest in genealogy and history in general.

Cancerians are doers. They set out to accomplish things and, one way or another, they want to obtain their goals. In spite of their emotional sensitivity, they are strong-willed and have no trouble expressing what they want, then finding a way to get it. The Crab is their astrological symbol and there are certain crab-like gestures directly associated with the behavior of Cancerians. Just as the crab walks sideways rather than straight ahead, Cancerians use an indirect approach in accomplishing their goals. Rather than direct confrontation or request, they are more apt to resort to using emotional appeal. For example, they will get others to cooperate by making them feel like part of a family. At the slightest provocation or threat the crab quickly hides in the sand or retreats into a shell until safer times are at hand. Cancerians who feel threatened or suspect that their attempts may be unsuccessful, often hide their true ambitions until a more comfortable situation occurs.

Cancerians react emotionally to everything they experience in life. That is, before they take physical action, before they sort out the practicality of what they are doing, and before they reason things out intellectually, they must express their feelings. They wear their hearts on their sleeves. Many Cancerians succeed in life because their genuine concern for the welfare of others inspires loyalty as well as cooperation.

The Moon, celestial guardian of human emotions, rules Cancer. The biggest struggle for Cancerians is to avoid becoming prisoners of their own emotions. Though they can be outwardly gregarious, they are shy and secretive about their personal matters. However, once they feel comfortable in a situation or relationship, they relax and completely open up even to the point of dominating the situation. Not usually ones to suffer in silence, they have to make an effort not to inflict their moods and endless recitations of their feelings or emotional troubles on others. Once they learn to keep excess emotions in control, their intuition can be remarkably accurate. Their emotional insecurity makes them want to hang on to things. They hate to throw anything away, and many end up avid collectors, conservators, and savers of string. It is equally difficult for them to give up on failed relationships, and still harder for them to learn the difference between caring and possessiveness. When they receive criticism, even constructive criticism, they tend to take it as a personal indictment instead of using it to attain personal growth and maturity.

Participation in physical fitness or sports activities becomes an important, often vital way for Cancerians to work out their emotional stress. They are especially adaptable to team sports since they tend to view their team members as part of a family-like group. Favorite Cancerian sports are swimming, fishing, sailing and other water activities. They also enjoy skiing, ice skating, and mountain climbing. Cancerians are creative. Even those who may not have a particular talent can use some type of involvement with art, music, or writing as another method of emotional release, instead of indulging in eating binges or other destructive habits. Living or spending time near the water is a relaxing, as well as creatively stimulating environment for Cancerians.

Cancer colors are white, silver, and pale yellow. Vulnerable parts of the body are the breasts and stomach. Stomach aches, food allergies, and hysterics are the usual afflictions of Cancerians. Cancer rules silver, and the ruby as well as the pearl are considered Cancerian birthstones. The surroundings of a beautiful piece of silver are reflected in its shiny polished surface. Similarly, the emotionally sensitive nature of Cancerians tends to reflect the people and circumstances surrounding them. The ruby, a variety of corundum, is one of the hardest minerals known, while the pearl is soft and easily scratched. These gems uniquely illustrate the two contrasting sides of the Cancerian personality; hard and determined as well as soft and vulnerable. Cancerian flowers are the water lily (lotus), iris, poppy (white), carnation (white) and southern magnolia.

MOON
The moon rules desire as opposed to ego, need as opposed to expediency or reason. It describes how you feel about yourself, how you handle relationships, and how you emotionally respond to situations and experiences. It describes the flow of your daily functions; physical, emotional, and mental. The moon represents your residence and domestic environment. It rules babies and young children, your mother and other important females in your life.

MOON in AQUARIUS
Those born with the moon in an Air sign usually respond to situations in a way they think should fit the facts, that is, they act in a way they think others expect them to act, or they imitate the same behavior as others. This gives them the appearance of emotional coolness or non-involvement. Before turning a situation into a physical experience, and before considering the stability or practicality of the thing, or even how they may really feel about it, they tend to do and say what seems appropriate as if it were not really happening to them. In spite of what appears to be their analytical detachment, most of them are loving and loyal in relationships. As lunar Air sign personalities, those with moon in Aquarius can be very sympathetic without being sentimental. Rarely beset with moodiness themselves, they often fail to pay attention to it in others, giving the impression they don't care. Idealistic, optimistic and friendly, they are unbiased and liberal in their treatment of people in general. Highly social, they attract friends and acquaintances from all walks of life, social and cultural backgrounds. They have difficulty focusing attention on just one person. As far as they are concerned "the more the merrier". Despite whatever eccentricity shows up in their personality, they are emotionally stable. Something in their emotional make-up gives them remarkable ability to calm those who are mentally disturbed or hysterical. When disappointed or unhappy, they focus on their activities and chores with such aplomb that others may not even realize they are upset.

Aquarius moon personalities do not want to be rushed or forced into making an emotional commitment. Once they make a commitment to an idea, project or relationship, they are tenaciously loyal and dedicated. Strong individualism and an eccentric nature can make marriage difficult. Marriage or raising a family rarely changes their established way of thinking and doing things. Though remaining independentin opinions and attitudes, more often than not, their attitudes and opinions turn out to be pretty traditional.

Women with Aquarius moon are often better friends and companions to their children than traditional nurturing mothers. Their interest in business or social affairs can distract them from ordinary domestic life. They may experience sorrow and disappointment in female relationships. Men with Aquarius moon display little jealousy or possessiveness in romantic relationships, a tendency that is sometimes interpreted by their partners as lack of love. Pursuing ideals and mental endeavors are often more important to them than amassing material wealth.

MERCURY
Mercury indicates mental outlook, intellectual endeavors, the way you think and communicate. It represents ideas, methods, and information. It rules your hands and thus your manual dexterity and mechanical skills. Mercury also describes transportation; that is, how you get where you're going physically and mentally. Do you speed with all possible haste or amble along taking a few detours here and there?

MERCURY in CANCER
The enhanced emotional influence of Mercury in Cancer implies imagination, creativity or artistic talent. These individuals may find it difficult to separate their thoughts from their feelings. They are extremely susceptible to consciously or subconsciously absorbing the ideas and thoughts of those around them. This makes objectivity and originality hard for them to generate. They can, however, inject valuable intuitive or instinctive elements into ideas or into the expression of ideas to make them more appealing and effective. Whatever their ideas may be, or however they may have been generated, Mercury in Cancer individuals need to find some means of personally expressing them. They will not be content to go unnoticed or unappreciated. Methods and motivation for learning, communication and transportation are subject to their prevailing mood at any given time.

MERCURY sextile VENUS
Mercury sextile Venus indicates those apt to be mentally alert and highly sociable. Their sense of humor and intellectual curiosity afford the motivation to attain adequate education for whatever they set out to accomplish. Their pleasant, or at least engagingly interesting dispositions, enable them to attract many opportunities for making use of whatever communicative or technical skills they possess.

MERCURY trine URANUS
Mercury trine Uranus indicates those with intellectual curiosity and belief in the possibility of almost anything. They develop interest in unusual subjects as well as psychology, social sciences, technology, and medicine. They are apt to be very sociable and love to travel and meet people from many different places and backgrounds. There is little chance they will ever give in to intellectual prudery or snobbish attitude, either in themselves or in others.

VENUS
Venus rules your social attitudes and behavior, and your aesthetic tastes and inclinations. It is female relationships and social interactions at every level. Venus indicates your values. It describes romance, marriage and other partnerships, capacity for humor, and the pursuit of pleasure.

VENUS in TAURUS
Though they enjoy social gatherings, individuals with natal Venus in Taurus are not likely to rush around slapping everyone on the back, spouting one-liners or the latest gossip. They are not particularly glib or talkative unless other factors support it. Most of the time they prefer to keep a low but friendly profile. Consciously or subconsciously, they tend to make practical use of their social relationships. They are fond of music, art, food and fine wine, as well as all the other sensual delights of life. They can also become overly influenced by the lure of wealth and status. Warm, charming, and romantic, their affections are deep and long-lasting. When they feel insecure in relationships they can become possessive and jealous.

VENUS square JUPITER
Venus square Jupiter indicates those likely to spend half their time overindulging and the other half paying for it. Their tendency to go overboard can also be the reverse and they are miserly. In many cases it amounts to poor sense of timing; that is, they are overly extravagant in some matters or with people who don't deserve their generosity, and then too selfish or miserly when they should have been generous. The aspect indicates that personal growth is not only possible but probable, which means most of these individuals eventually learn to balance generosity with prudence, lessons that lead to their ultimate success.

VENUS sextile URANUS
Venus sextile Uranus indicates those who approach social relationships with enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity, and egalitarian attitudes. They are presented with many opportunities in life to make friends and acquaintances everywhere they go. These opportunities represent learning experiences or a chance to improve their status. Their jobs or careers are apt to be in economics, technology, finance or the social sciences.

MARS
Mars rules physical energy and efforts. It describes the strength and direction of the physical force that drives your ego, fires your emotions, and encourages your mental endeavors and communicative skills. It describes male relationships and associations, risk-taking inclinations, and the physical challenges you are likely to encounter.

MARS in ARIES
Individuals with natal Mars in Aries have a great deal of raw energy. Whether or not they will make full and productive use of all this energy is not a certainty, since the aspects Mars has with other natal planets as well as its house position in their individual natal chart, are other influencing factors. It does seem certain that frustration occurs if their energy isn't given some kind of physical outlet. If the Aries aggressiveness is more prominent in their nature, they are in continual combat, verbally or physically. Whatever their outer personality, they are liable to be courageous and inspirational when there is need to evoke such passions. Most of these individuals are content just to keep busy. They are hard workers, and constantly on the go, whether for business or pleasure.

JUPITER
Jupiter rules your potential for growth and expansion on many levels; physical, intellectual, spiritual, cultural, and the accumulation of material assets, power, and status. It describes your optimism and aspirations. It represents your father and his position in society.

JUPITER in AQUARIUS
Individuals with natal Jupiter in Aquarius can operate efficiently within traditional ideas and institutions, while at the same time be receptive to ideas and activities which seem fantastic or bizarre to other people. Indeed, they are apt to experience their greatest personal progress and growth by successfully dealing with situations that involve rebelling against tradition or the established order. These individuals are likely to possess extremely broad-minded social attitudes. They can be effective catalysts within various organizations and groups.

SATURN
Saturn rules responsibilities, restrictions and limitations you are apt to encounter, and the lessons you must learn in life. It does not deny or diminish imagination, inspiration, spirituality, and good fortune but it does demand that these things be given structure and meaning.

SATURN in SCORPIO
Individuals with Saturn in Scorpio encounter responsibility and restriction involving payment of debts of one kind or another. The kind of debts they have are determined by other factors in their natal chart, but they may be of an emotional, physical, financial, or moral nature. The intensity associated with Scorpio and the rigidity of Saturn indicate confrontation with limitations that are imposed by the presence of too much control in some area of their lives, or manipulation in order to gain control.

SATURN square NEPTUNE
Saturn square Neptune is a generational aspect that implies general laxity toward structure and organization. Noncommittal attitudes prevail just when strong commitments are necessary. Bad timing and a tendency to focus on the wrong issues result in lack of accomplishment and a feeling that something is wrong, but no idea of how to correct the situation. Individuals born in this generation may or may not have a tough time with rules and regulations but may have to deal with those who do.

URANUS
Uranus rules personal as well as societal freedom. It indicates originality of thought and expression. In society it rules radical ideas and people as well as revolutionary events that upset established structures. Uranus takes approximately seven years to transit one sign, taking about 84 years to complete all twelve signs. Since groups of people with Uranus in the same sign are separated by 84 years, the influence of this planet in a sign is generational. The personal implications of Uranus in your life are described by its house position and the aspects it makes with other planets in your natal chart. It describes areas of unpredictability, and where you or your life style may be different than those around you. It relates to the unusual or unique. Friends and associations to which you belong are also indicated, as is your potential involvement with science and technology, computers, and the media.

URANUS in PISCES
The generation of individuals born with natal Uranus in Pisces are more innovative and creative. The truly different and the truly weird are commonplace manifestations of their talents and endeavors. They also contribute concepts and methods that are undeniably far-sighted and ingenious.

NEPTUNE
Neptune rules those who are oppressed or abandoned; the misfits of society. On a higher level it rules visionaries, and those who are glamorous and charismatic. It represents spirituality, mysticism, and ideals. Neptune is in one sign for approximately thirteen years, taking about 164 years to complete its cycle through all twelve signs. Since 164 years separate people born during its transit of one sign and those born when it returns, Neptune's significance in any sign is described as generational or historical. On a personal level, Neptune's house position and the aspects it makes with other planets in your natal chart will describe spirituality, abstract thinking, illusion, disillusionment, and other areas of your life where things aren't always what they seem. It rules derangement, guilt, persecution, and describes the potential for experiences related to confinement, abandonment, and addiction or physical intolerance to drugs.

NEPTUNE in LEO
The last period of Neptune in Leo was 1914-1929. Leo rules monarchy, entertainment and art. The Russian monarchy ended, largely because it refused (in typical Neptunian fashion) to deal with the troubled conditions that existed in that country. The movie industry saw its greatest growth and development. The avant-garde nature of Leo combined with Neptune produced the Dada artistic and literary movement which in turn, led to surrealism.

PLUTO
Pluto takes approximately 248 years to make one cycle through all twelve signs. The period Pluto spends in each sign can vary from twelve years to thirty two years due to the eccentricity of its orbit. Like atomic energy (a force ruled by Pluto), the presence and direction of Pluto's energy are never obvious until it is used. Pluto's influence in any sign is interpreted as generational or historical. In your personal life, Pluto's significance is interpreted from its house position and the aspects it makes to other natal planets in your horoscope. Pluto rules intense energy, and describes the areas in which you consciously or subconsciously seek to exercise power or control. Pluto is also linked to your karmic responsibility, and in this respect, it describes the areas where you must gain the deepest level of understanding.

PLUTO in CANCER
Pluto's last period in Cancer was 1912-1939. Cancer rules women and the family. During the 20's the attitudes and roles of women were transformed. They demanded greater freedom in society and release from the drudgery of domestic chores. As a result of the increasing number of women seeking employment outside of the home, family life also changed dramatically.

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