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Your Spiritual Path

for Princess Diana


by Stephanie Clement, Ph.D.




















 

 

 

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Your Chart Data

    Name:     Princess Diana
     Date:        Jul 01, 1961
     Time:       07:45:00 PM GMD  -01:00
     Place:       Sandringham,ENG    
                      000E30'00"  52N50'00"

 

Planet

Sign

Position

House

 

House Cusps

Sun

Cancer

09Ca40'

07th

 

01  18Sg24'

Moon

Aquarius

25Aq02'

02nd

 

02  29Cp48'

Mercury

Cancer

03Ca12' R

07th

 

03  18Pi21'

Venus

Taurus

24Ta24'

05th

 

04  23Ar03'

Mars

Virgo

01Vi39'

08th

 

05  16Ta03'

Jupiter

Aquarius

05Aq06' R

02nd

 

06  03Ge18'

Saturn

Capricorn

27Cp49' R

01st

 

07  18Ge24'

Uranus

Leo

23Le20'

08th

 

08  29Ca48'

Neptune

Scorpio

08Sc38' R

10th

 

09  18Vi21'

Pluto

Virgo

06Vi03'

08th

 

10  23Li03'

Midheaven

Libra

23Li03'

10th

 

11  16Sc03'

Ascendant

Sagittarius

18Sg24'

01st

 

12  03Sg18'

 

Interpretation text copyright 2001 by Stephanie Clement
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Your Spiritual Path

Each of us has the potential to develop along psychic, intuitive and spiritual lines into the person who best suits our natural gifts.  There are essentially three possibilities for how that development may occur:

1. Along the lines dictated by our family, peers and social milieu:  Most of us are taught a set of rules as children.  Some of those rules prove to be very useful, and some lessons prove to be detrimental to our development, or at least not helpful.

2. Along the lines suggested by your own conscious mind:  Each of us is born with the capacity to learn. The person inside us is the life and light of the mind.

3. The inevitable path is a combination of these two possibilities.  No one can develop precisely the way someone else dictates.  And no one can develop to suit individual desires with no connection to the outer world.

When individuals develop along the lines reflected by their astrological chart, the fullest expression of natural potential is possible. The birth chart places you at the center of your world, and shows your personal relationship to the Sun, Moon and planets. This is the astrological approach to spiritual understanding.  It is not limited to one religious sect or emotional expression.  The birth chart presents the possibilities that vibrate within your soul, and indicates which will be easier or more difficult to manage.

Your goal or mission is indicated by your natal chart, but you fully understand it only if you are open to the inner spiritual voice that is always present, and is truly your devoted life companion.

The best spiritual path is one that allows you to use your natural talents and skills. Sometimes your latent abilities will require training and practice to develop into spiritual tools. In this report we will consider a number of possibilities to help you get a sense of your talents, and how to develop and use them.

 

 

Your Creative Process

The Sun is the source of all physical life as we know it. As children develop, Sun sign characteristics are colored by family circumstances, cultural values, and other environmental influences. Yet we develop according to our own individual character IN SPITE of everything. The voice within us will not be denied. It cannot be eradicated and it never gives up.  When we are on an appropriate path to our true spiritual destiny our inner voice is a gentle guide. When we stray into less productive territory, the voice becomes more forceful. When we attempt to stifle this inner voice of character, it waits patiently for the proper moment and speaks again. The Sun sign reveals your conscious attitude toward the external world. The following description of the Sun explores your natural tendencies of mental style and action.

With the Sun in Cancer, you are primarily the Feeling type. If the sensation types say, "Just the facts, ma'am," the feeling types say, "and how does it feel when that happens?" Feeling types evaluate situations on the basis of sentiment and may disregard logical processes as ineffective with others and unsatisfying to themselves. They can think logically, but may choose not to unless pressed by circumstances. You are not an emotional disaster area. Rather you are prone to making judgments about things, as in "I feel that is the best way to go." In order to maintain the capacity for fair judgment, it is important to remove or reduce any psychological pollution in the work place caused by unkind, unsympathetic gossip, threatening behavior on the part of co-workers, or idle complaining that is not backed by constructive suggestions. Feeling types can do well in careers that call for sensitivity in relating to other people. You have the ability to bridge the gap between people, and therefore make good counselors, sales people, heads of families, members of the clergy - any job where interpersonal relationships are at the core of productive work. You have a psychic connection to the people and things around you. Often you can "get the point" before other people even state it. You can over-react, but generally return to an acceptable level quickly.

How You Express Your Will

The Sun indicates your will power and its direction.  One of the reasons we can identify Sun signs in other people is that they are often willful in their actions.  Especially in childhood they are determined, demanding and rebellious against anything that does not conform to their will.  The Children of each Sun show us the power of will.  The information about your Sun sign focuses on the potential expression (and the associated undercurrents).

I will be self-indulgent (when I could take better care of myself). I will be frivolous (when I could be sensible). I will be touchy (when I could be appreciative of another's intention). I will be timid (when I could be expressive). I will be aimlessly dreamy (when I could direct my imagination into fruitful activity). I will procrastinate (when I could allow things to flow in their normal channel) .

Your Sun is in the 7th house. The kidneys and bladder form a physical focus for tension. You need to constantly replenish bodily fluids, and should drink purified water to aid the cleansing process on the physical level. Your consciousness focuses on relationships. It is through interchange with others that you find the grist for your spiritual mill. It is also through close contact with others that you find your path. Rarely one to journey alone, you seek partnership in all areas of your life.

Aspects of the Sun

Common sense guides your daily activities, and this is just as true of your spiritual path. You study and evaluate what you are taught, and you apply your spiritual values in your daily work and play activities, not separating one from the other. Psychic perception is part and parcel of your daily life. These perceptions develop into sympathy in an ordinary sense, and later into empathy for all living things. Psychic ability manifests easily once you allow it. You are able to cut through the delusion of the material world to the heart of your spiritual power. You comprehend the continuity of your psychic states as you move between spiritual planes, and even between lives.

 

 

Core Beliefs

Much of the pain and limitation we experience is the result of being taught so-called "truths" that are incompatible with our core beliefs.  Family and society train us, and sometimes little is done to nurture our individual realities.  It is up to you to identify and nurture the values that are meaningful to you.  When the filtering process is undertaken, you uncover a "truth" that is unique to you.

The Moon

The Moon reflects the soul. It governs fluids in your body and imagination in your mind.  It generally represents a less conscious part of your being, and reflects the quality and flexibility of your memory.  If the Sun indicates the most likely course of your spiritual path, the Moon indicates some of the qualities of the path itself.

With the Moon in Aquarius, your secondary mental style is primarily the Thinking type. Your inner voice is logical - perhaps too logical - and it can have an aloof, cold quality. You may find yourself critiquing your actions in a logical way when your emotional or other response was perfectly suited to the situation. The inner voice can be used to analyze your actions, but you will want to avoid becoming obsessive about every detail of your life. Internal logic is useful in school and other learning situations, as it serves to gather and organize large quantities of material quickly and neatly. A very real advantage of this inner thinking style is that you may reach a conclusion intuitively or on the basis of feelings, and then examine its logical basis at your leisure. The ability to apply reason to your life - cognitive skills - can help you to be socially graceful while also serving your personal desires. You also develop a cap0acity for delayed gratification of sensual impulses that would not serve your best interests. If an impulse is evaluated and the logic holds up, then you can take action, knowing that you are not violating your internal intellectual.

Your typically aloof nature provides a logical, objective method for examining beliefs. You may argue about issues that reveal illogical patterns or constructs, and you calmly and coolly change your own mind.

Aspects of the Moon

The spirit within you expresses itself in the world almost without effort. Others can see the values you hold most important in your actions, hear them in your words, and therefore come to respect your opinions. Emotional and sexual intensity can separate you from spirit or bring you closer, depending on your awareness of the richness of the interactions you experience. The creative dynamics of two people merging is a profound source of spiritual awareness if you get past the physical tension and emotional conflict. This deepening of experience takes time. Emotional friction in your activities can make you feel separated from your inner being. Use your physical energy to push through emotional barriers by finding ways to work out feelings without hurting others. Stick with each feeling until you understand how it motivates you. Your strong intuition provides a rich source of information in your relationships with others. You may eventually be capable of seeing into the future quite clearly. Meetings with unconventional people can provide the spiritual contacts you need to make further progress. You can be a radical without being irresponsible. Your less conscious mental style suits what you know about yourself. You are more comfortable than most people with the paradox of being conscious while operating from a less conscious base of spiritual strength.

The Fourth House

The sign on the Fourth House cusp indicates the filter through which you view your core beliefs. It is the wellspring of all the best, most creative and most powerful ideas you will have throughout your lifetime.  It indicates the refrain that the inner voice sings to you when you are sad or filled with joy, when you are pessimistic or optimistic, when you are afraid or when you are experiencing the power of love in your life.

You have Aries on the Fourth House cusp. The most powerful expression of will comes through Aries, so it is essential that you understand your core beliefs and work through them at all times. When you are able to do this, you provide a charismatic presence and find that you can be tremendously successful. When you don't - when you stray from your own beliefs and rely on others for direction - you stumble and perhaps even fail in your efforts.

To gain a clearer understanding of your own core beliefs, you need to explore the nature of Aries:

1. Learn what it means for you to express your will effectively. Anyone can be willful, like an infant demanding immediate gratification. That style is effective for the baby, but not for you. Look inside yourself for more appropriate expressions of will. Perhaps you focus on sports activities, a musical or writing talent, or the determination to complete scheduled work tasks on time. If you are focused, these tasks will be accomplished cheerfully. You pay attention to the task and not the reward.

2. The creative urge is a strong component of your core beliefs. Whatever you are doing, you need to feel the energy of creativity flowing through your actions. Therefore all destructive acts are, and must remain outside the focus of your will.

3. You have a profound understanding of the nature of unity and will seek it throughout your life. You will find ways to express your understanding of the universe to others, but first you seek to understand and trust it yourself.

4. You understand the spiritual warrior's path. You must lift yourself above the petty battles of the playground of life and seek to express your warrior qualities in the most idealistic way possible - in creative service to others.

 

 

 

Communication and Mental Development

Most of us were taught a set of "truths" in childhood and we were expected to accept them. To supplement what you have been taught by your parents, teachers, and the world at large, you need to develop a spiritual learning style that works for you.  If you then decide to teach others, you must develop communication skills that let you share these experiences clearly and meaningfully with your students.

Training Your Conscious Mind

Three factors contribute to your ability to train your conscious mind for spiritual development:

* the natural direction of your thinking

* training to take advantage of this direction

* training your nervous system, and learning to respond to it

Element of Mercury

The angel Raphael is associated with healing in the Bible. The capacity for both companionship and healing forms the essence of Mercury's expression.

With Mercury in Cancer, your communication style is primarily the Feeling type. Your healing style is well suited to the emotional distress around you. You can get into the flow of emotional energy patterns, identifying their disparate components, and guiding others toward calmer, safer modes of expression. You work to illuminate whatever emotional condition you find, not surgically removing an emotional block, but helping to bring understanding so that the block relaxes on its own.

Training the conscious mind involves reasoning on the conscious level.  Spiritual Education teaches how to engage your intuitive function. Intuition can be trained.  Mercury reflects a specific way for you to learn about intuition.  See the section on Uranus for more information on your intuitive ability.

In the material world you nurture and are nurtured by siblings and acquaintances. On the spiritual level you will be able to move others toward their individual spiritual goals by nurturing their confidence. Intuition grows as you pay attention to the needs of others, consciously at first, and later on a psychic or intuitive level.

Your Mercury is in the 7th House. Partners are a strong component of your mental life. By talking with a trusted partner, you learn both how to listen and how to speak. You develop sensitivity to others, and therefore sensitivity to your inner voice. Listen first, then determine how to communicate.

Mercury Aspects

The spirit within you expresses itself in the world almost without effort. Others can see the values you hold most important in your actions, hear them in your words, and therefore come to respect your opinions. Common sense guides your daily activities, and this is just as true of your spiritual path. You study and evaluate what you are taught, and you apply your spiritual values in your daily work and play activities, not separating one from the other. You become passionate when you discuss spiritual values. You don't like the feeling of anger, yet you allow it to arise when the purpose is to convince yourself or others of a spiritual necessity. Your psychic senses are tuned so that you can talk about them clearly. You develop the capacity to tell other people the oddest impressions without causing discomfort. Powerful will stands behind your words, whether they focus on spiritual matters or mundane circumstances.

 

 

Self Esteem and the Development of Spiritual Partnerships

The power of mind is unlimited, except by our own thinking.  As you proceed along the spiritual path, self-esteem grows.  Relationship with another person is a powerful force for the development of self-esteem and for spiritual growth.

Venus has been called the alter ego of the Earth.  Very close to the same size as the earth, Venus has an atmosphere inhospitable to human life.  The inner reaches of the unconscious mind were long thought to be inhospitable as well.  Modern psychology has delved into the mechanism of mind, and religious mystics have long studied the rocky terrain to be found within each of us.  The consensus is that to evolve spiritually, we must first look at ourselves.  One way to do this is through relationship with others.

Romantic, business and other relationships all offer us the opportunity to project our thoughts onto other people.  The evolutionary nature of a relationship allows us to explore our desires.  Then we can achieve spiritual connections that transcend sexual expression.

Right relationships between people provides inner awareness that helps us to mediate between personality and soul, between physical life and higher consciousness. Only through fusion of these apparently separate facets of your being can you approach true knowledge.

The Planet Venus provides indications about your best approach to spiritual partnerships.

With Venus in Taurus, your best approach to healthy partnering is through the Sensation function. You love comfort. And you find you are most comfortable when your somewhat scientific perspective matches your inner sense of propriety. You seek love in your life, not just to satisfy physical urges, but also to create a space in which you can express your intelligence.

You desire to establish a steady course on the path of life, and this includes your approach to serious relationships of all kinds. You recognize the comfort and companionship, and you seek steadfast partners. You are faithful, and are therefore conservative in your choice of partners.

Your Venus is in the 5th House. You often experience strong physical attraction to other people, which could be mistaken for romantic love, but which may also be the result of pure magnetism. You can increase your knowledge very quickly through contact with any person who has this intense attraction for you.

Venus Aspects

Emotional and sexual intensity can separate you from spirit or bring you closer, depending on your awareness of the richness of the interactions you experience. The creative dynamics of two people merging is a profound source of spiritual awareness if you get past the physical tension and emotional conflict. This deepening of experience takes time. Sexual passion can be refined into spiritual ecstasy, but only if you are willing to put in the time and effort to cultivate the deepest personal relationship with another person. You achieve spiritual growth in a relationship that has a sexual spark, but that also has the promise of a long-standing spiritual intertwining of minds and hearts. Your sense of duty makes you a stable factor in difficult situations. Faithful completion of your accepted duties brings spiritual contentment into your life. You tend to fall in love instantly, and you need to discriminate between passing sexual fancy and something that can last "forever." As your intuition develops, you will be able to identify the difference more clearly. When you "fall," that is a good time to marshal all your respect for yourself and your partner, and to take things one day at a time until you have forged a deep connection.

 

 

Doubt, Resistance, and the Development of Psychic Ability

The spiritual path has a number of potential pitfalls. Some of the most treacherous of these lie within our own minds. Our innermost thoughts become a prison, trapping us within walls of our own making. These may be the karmic result of the past, or they may be the result of recent actions. There are several ways we cause our own difficulties:

1) Secrets - Privacy and secrets are part of the picture. Children love the feeling of independence and power that comes with a secret. Problems only arise when the secrets we keep are detrimental to ourselves or to others.

2) Doubts - When a situation causes you to doubt, it is largely because it is incongruent with what you have learned in the past. You want something new, but your unconscious is in turmoil. You feel naughty, anxious, reluctant, or undeserving. Because of what you have learned from people you trust or from what you have read, you doubt your own decision-making ability.

3) Resistance - Resistance is not all bad. If change were too easy, we would have no stability. We could be talked into all sorts of things. What we need is a way to identify resistance for what it is, and then find ways to work with it.

Where your spiritual path is concerned, Neptune reveals how you handle secrets, how doubt arises for you, and also how to resolve resistance. One strategy involves your psychic ability.

Developing Your Psychic Ability

We use our psychic senses to understand the world of the present. You can train yourself to be more aware of the nuances of psychic awareness, and Neptune indicates how you can develop this ability.  You will then connect with the earth and other people in new ways, and also confirm the significance of your spiritual values.

The Twelfth House

The sign on the Twelfth House indicates how you color issues of doubt and resistance. It also reflects your most direct approach to your psychic insights.

You have Sagittarius on the Twelfth House cusp. Your precognitive powers develop through experience.  Including a contemplative practice in your daily routine can hone this skill.  If you ask your dreams for guidance before sleep, you will find that you are well prepared for the activities of the following day. Sometimes the messages are direct and clear.  Other times you will need to record your dreams and think about each character and symbol to discover the meaning.  It is very important for you to have a direct connection to your inner being.

 

 

Death and Transformation as Spiritual Processes

Pluto, Scorpio and the Eighth House in the birth chart deal with issues of death and transformation. On the spiritual path a shaman must undergo a death-like initiation in order to come into his or her shamanic powers. In our own lives we continually experience the death of old ways of being and the birth of new possibilities. Transformative events can teach lessons concerning your spiritual growth:

* They are signposts to indicate progress.

* They allow you to modify your behavior in positive ways.

* They remind you to be gentle and kind with yourself.

* They remind you to accept yourself as you are, and to move forward.

* They remind you to support and encourage the child within yourself, just as you would encourage another person.

The Eighth House in your chart defines the mechanisms for change and self-acceptance that are most appropriate for you. By understanding them you develop a sense of self and a set of behaviors that lead more directly to your goal. You discard behaviors that no longer serve you in your journey on the spiritual path.

Scorpio is the natural sign on the Eighth House, and the associated planet is Pluto.  How appropriate that Pluto, mythological ruler of the underworld, should be the planetary ruler of the Eighth House of death and transformation.

Yet Pluto attracts the living, though it cannot hold on to them for long. So it is with life. We are attracted to one way of doing things, but we know that change is the only certainty in life. As we travel the spiritual path, we find that each ending is the source of a new beginning, and that we often benefit from even the most traumatic events. By descending into the world of darkness and pain, we borrow a bit of Pluto's power, so that on the next step along the path we are stronger and more courageous.

With Pluto in Virgo, your approach to death and transformation is primarily through the Sensation function. Potentially more mater-of-fact about issues concerning death and change, you take transitions In stride for the most part. In the occasional instance when a death or change catches you off guard, you may feel that you are unable to move out of one feeling into another. When you feel stuck, you may need to gather your will to take some action. By focusing on simple practical details, you take steps, one at a time, to lift the weight of feelings that have mired you temporarily. Generally you are able to handle the details of planning that are required when death or change occurs. You grasp the practical need for one thing to die before another may be born, for example. You also may be profoundly aware of past life events or the potential of a future lifetime, and you find practical ways to bridge the apparent gaps between.

You and many of your peers have the inquiring minds that have led to advances in medicine, the computer industry, and many other fields. You manage to get great results with relatively little. Spiritual issues demand the same level of attention, and yield the same high quality results.

Pluto Aspects

You are able to cut through the delusion of the material world to the heart of your spiritual power. You comprehend the continuity of your psychic states as you move between spiritual planes, and even between lives. Powerful will stands behind your words, whether they focus on spiritual matters or mundane circumstances. At some point in your life you may feel that the gods or goddesses step in to impose changes on you. What you make of these moments determines your spiritual future. Generally, whatever effort you make will be well worth your time. You are sensitive to the urgings of your inner voice, and you may even hear the voice within other people. You will experience visions and other forms of psychic awareness.

The Eighth House

The sign on the Eighth House cusp indicates the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual approach you take when dealing with birth, death and transformation.

You have Cancer on the Eighth House cusp. More than most people you connect to larger change processes. You may even be able to feel the earth's rotation when you lie on the ground and watch the stars. Yet your most skillful interactions occur in small groups or in one-on-one situations in which you use your nurturing abilities to smooth the path for transformation.

You are able to see the light within other people and to nurture it. This spiritual capacity also works in your own life to transform your mundane ideas into spiritual aspirations. Because you are able to stimulate the spiritual motives of other people, you make a strong leader, but you are not likely to be the most public figure. Rather, you quietly guide others and share in their successes without stealing their glory. You see yourself as part of the whole process that leads to success.

 

Planets in the Eighth House

Mars in 8th House:

The focus of your spiritual persona is on issues of death and transformation. You seek experiences that help you to understand your own life and death cycle, with a desire to help others understand their own. A second issue that affects your path is your own sexuality. Physical desires can be very strong, and you need to develop judgment in this area of your life. Long term relationships transmute physical sexual drives into spiritually ecstatic experiences that lift you to peak moments of understanding.

Uranus in 8th House:

You tend to struggle along the spiritual path, but then you may struggle with many of your interactions with other people. Your forceful personality places you frequently "on the edge", and you become so accustomed to this that you are not happy when things are going too smoothly. You can become a bit reckless, and need to pay close attention to where you are going.

Spiritually you are attuned to the future through your intuition. You may see into the next day or next week, and you may be able to discern patterns that extend into the next lifetime. You have senses that reach out like feelers into the current of time. Often you know when major changes will occur for you or for people close to you. Sometimes the only thing you can do with this knowledge is relax into the changes. Have you received messages concerning the death of someone before or at the exact moment the death occurred?  Have you received direct, clear messages or visitations from someone who has passed on?  Even if neither of these has happened, you may be specially attuned to the transitions from one phase of life to another, and experience them before the actual event.

Pluto in 8th House:

One change begets another in your life. You see transformation as a way of life, not an isolated event. Often you feel changes coming long before any outward signs are visible. You dwell in the underworld of the mind. Without training you are susceptible to the energies of people around you, and you fall under their spells easily. With training you can cast your own spells, and certainly you can use your power to protect yourself. You have tremendous endurance - your ability to keep going means that you can chart a spiritual path and make definite progress. You tend to be around when traumatic events happen to other people, and you may have your own share of difficulties. These experiences place you in the ideal spot to help others, as you know how they feel and you know just how to lift their spirits.

Eighth House Aspects

Emotional friction in your activities can make you feel separated from your inner being. Use your physical energy to push through emotional barriers by finding ways to work out feelings without hurting others. Stick with each feeling until you understand how it motivates you. You become passionate when you discuss spiritual values. You don't like the feeling of anger, yet you allow it to arise when the purpose is to convince yourself or others of a spiritual necessity. Sexual passion can be refined into spiritual ecstasy, but only if you are willing to put in the time and effort to cultivate the deepest personal relationship with another person. You achieve spiritual growth in a relationship that has a sexual spark, but that also has the promise of a long-standing spiritual intertwining of minds and hearts. At some point in your life you may feel that the gods or goddesses step in to impose changes on you. What you make of these moments determines your spiritual future. Generally, whatever effort you make will be well worth your time. Your strong intuition provides a rich source of information in your relationships with others. You may eventually be capable of seeing into the future quite clearly. Meetings with unconventional people can provide the spiritual contacts you need to make further progress. You can be a radical without being irresponsible. You tend to fall in love instantly, and you need to discriminate between passing sexual fancy and something that can last "forever." As your intuition develops, you will be able to identify the difference more clearly. When you "fall," that is a good time to marshal all your respect for yourself and your partner, and to take things one day at a time until you have forged a deep connection. Your independence of mind is both the most difficult mental obstacle to overcome and the most refined mental state you can reach. This paradox occupies your thoughts and provides rich ground for spiritual development. You are quick to respond, and intuition helps you find the right answers. You may upset others with your enthusiasm. You are able to cut through the delusion of the material world to the heart of your spiritual power. You comprehend the continuity of your psychic states as you move between spiritual planes, and even between lives. Powerful will stands behind your words, whether they focus on spiritual matters or mundane circumstances. At some point in your life you may feel that the gods or goddesses step in to impose changes on you. What you make of these moments determines your spiritual future. Generally, whatever effort you make will be well worth your time. You are sensitive to the urgings of your inner voice, and you may even hear the voice within other people. You will experience visions and other forms of psychic awareness.

 

 

The Development of Intuition

Intuition is an ability beyond logical thinking.  Through it you can consider future outcomes. In the Buddhist tradition, intuition is a mental ability, equal to intellect that can provide direct insight. In mathematics intuition is the capacity to "guess" the answer to a problem, skipping the regular logical processes.

Intuition is more than your inner voice.  Intuition is one of the methods by which you understand the world.  It is a skill you can develop and use consciously. Intuition often surfaces during meditation. When the mind is quiet, then intuition can be heard.  Once trained, you can access intuition by stopping your normal waking process and entering the calm that you have cultivated.

The planet associated with intuition is Uranus.  With Uranus in Leo, your intuition works best through the Intuitive function. Much of your inspiration for your work comes from intuitive insight into future applications and results of your efforts. As your confidence in this ability to forecast trends, you gain the trust of the people around you. You focus your connection to the spiritual realm through attention to potential future results of today's actions. You are inspired to be your best when you can foresee a positive outcome.

Any leadership role you undertake benefits from your ability to foresee difficult stretches and plan how to manage them. You also have a talent for making your peers or employees feel that they have come up with the ideas themselves.

Your Uranus is in the 8th House. You tend to struggle along the spiritual path, but then you may struggle with many of your interactions with other people. Your forceful personality places you frequently "on the edge", and you become so accustomed to this that you are not happy when things are going too smoothly. You can become a bit reckless, and need to pay close attention to where you are going.

Spiritually you are attuned to the future through your intuition. You may see into the next day or next week, and you may be able to discern patterns that extend into the next lifetime. You have senses that reach out like feelers into the current of time. Often you know when major changes will occur for you or for people close to you. Sometimes the only thing you can do with this knowledge is relax into the changes. Have you received messages concerning the death of someone before or at the exact moment the death occurred?  Have you received direct, clear messages or visitations from someone who has passed on?  Even if neither of these has happened, you may be specially attuned to the transitions from one phase of life to another, and experience them before the actual event.

Uranus Aspects

Your strong intuition provides a rich source of information in your relationships with others. You may eventually be capable of seeing into the future quite clearly. Meetings with unconventional people can provide the spiritual contacts you need to make further progress. You can be a radical without being irresponsible. You tend to fall in love instantly, and you need to discriminate between passing sexual fancy and something that can last "forever." As your intuition develops, you will be able to identify the difference more clearly. When you "fall," that is a good time to marshal all your respect for yourself and your partner, and to take things one day at a time until you have forged a deep connection. Your independence of mind is both the most difficult mental obstacle to overcome and the most refined mental state you can reach. This paradox occupies your thoughts and provides rich ground for spiritual development. You are quick to respond, and intuition helps you find the right answers. You may upset others with your enthusiasm.

 

 

The Midheaven: Self-Awareness and the Use of Intuition

How can you use your self-awareness to access intuition, a presumably involuntary, less conscious capacity?  To take the direct, conscious path is challenging at best.  This method only works if you can consciously enter unconscious territory, and by definition, that territory is unconscious because you cannot access it directly.  You can rarely dive in intentionally.

You can wait for intuition to arise naturally without doing anything.  Or you can practice meditation. It is fairly easy to learn and requires no particular physical or mental skills, except the ability to focus the mind.

In addition, you have specific avenues, or points of focus, to aid you in the practice.  The sign on the Midheaven indicates an area of the subconscious that you can access through meditation, thereby identifying spiritual keys to your development.  By going within, you find the higher values most suited to your own path.

With the Midheaven in Libra, your self-awareness and your path to self-realization are primarily through the Thinking function.

Beneath the subconscious desire to engage actively in whatever attracts your attention, you find the desire to devote yourself to someone or something outside yourself. You may experience an initiation with a teacher to whom you devote yourself with single-minded faith and courage. You will benefit from practicing meditation, as you must clear your mind in order to reach the profound state of consciousness where pure devotion arises. In the process of identifying a purer form of devotion you may appear fanatical in your actions or statements. You work with the forces of nature, striving not to control them but to flow with them naturally. The most positive attitude you can cultivate is one of harmlessness - you seek to do no harm and to think no evil.

Your understanding of the nature of duality in the world can be used to move past mere devotion to teacher. You will seek an attitude that engenders the fusion of body and soul, with its illumination of the ideals of unity in your spiritual life. You learn the meaning and value of self-sacrifice, not because they are goals in themselves, but because they will lead you to an understanding of higher spiritual service on the group level.

To understand your own core beliefs is to live in harmony with your spiritual being. These beliefs emerge from the deepest part of your being. When studied, they provide the information for a lifetime of self-exploration.

Midheaven Aspects

Your less conscious mental style suits what you know about yourself. You are more comfortable than most people with the paradox of being conscious while operating from a less conscious base of spiritual strength. You are more than your responsibilities. However, you are responsible for and responsive to the structure of your own life. Self-awareness can serve your spiritual development by showing how you truly feel about the things you believe you must do. Your independence of mind is both the most difficult mental obstacle to overcome and the most refined mental state you can reach. This paradox occupies your thoughts and provides rich ground for spiritual development.

 

 

Karma and Dharma

Perhaps no single principle of Asian religions has fascinated us more than karma and its link to reincarnation. Karma refers to the cause and effect relationship between what we do and the results we get. Our actions bring reactions, constructive and not so constructive. However, everyday feedback often comes from individuals who are no more clear about their spiritual values than we are. So, what should you take seriously?

How does karma work in your life? Will it be played out in your next incarnation, or will you experience it in the here-and-now?

Certainly you do not have to believe in karma or reincarnation to make progress along your spiritual path. However, if you do astrology can offer insight into what factors in the past may be influencing you today. The following are suggestions concerning past influences. Think of them as relating to family and childhood experience, or you can relate them to your past lives, or both.

With Saturn in Capricorn, you experience karma and dharma primarily through the Sensation function. Intelligent activity is guided by practical considerations. Your perception of things through sight, touch and other ordinary senses is your first and strongest avenue to working with the world. You are able to root out the facts from the body of writing about the past. This uncanny ability may disregard the ephemeral trends of a period and focus instead on the details of the material situation of the time. You are also able to mobilize a massive quantity of data, and to organize it to suit your purposes. You sift through data to find the gems that point directly to your point. Sometimes you have to discover the way to make your conclusions more meaningful to others who are less adept. Finally, you use information to guide your intelligence where future plans and goals are involved. You rarely make long-term decisions based on emotion. It's not that you have no feelings, because you do. It's that you know feelings will change far more easily than the material foundation on which they rest.

You are industrious in every activity you undertake. You expect effective action from yourself and from others and can be a harsh or willful manager. Through experience you move from an egocentric attitude to self-awareness. Then you advance much more quickly, both economically and spiritually.

Your Saturn is in the 1st House. Your lessons come from your sense of personal responsibility. You are ambitious in terms of career and material things, and your ambition extends to your spiritual life as well. As you transcend selfish ambitions, you engage instead in the pursuit of higher spiritual aspirations, which are firmly grounded in your ability to learn from all your experiences.

Saturn Aspects

Your sense of duty makes you a stable factor in difficult situations. Faithful completion of your accepted duties brings spiritual contentment into your life. Patience is the key ingredient to management of change in your life. You have survived many previous changes, and your spiritual future will doubtless include some more. You make progress in seclusion. You are more than your responsibilities. However, you are responsible for and responsive to the structure of your own life. Self-awareness can serve your spiritual development by showing how you truly feel about the things you believe you must do.

 

 

 Transcendent Values

Behind what you know about yourself - behind all other considerations of spirituality, lie the transcendent values that are most important to you.  These are the values you have worked to discover from among all the rules you have been taught.  They are the reason you have read books, studied with teachers, privately pondered and examined the events of your life.  They are the fundamental principles that you believe will help you find fulfillment as a human being.  As such they are the source of energy behind your self-awareness, the motivation of your spiritual search, and the principles that you apply to your dharma, or life path.

With Jupiter in Aquarius, your approach to and understanding of transcendant values is primarily through the Thinking function. Regardless of your typical mental style, indicated by the element occupied by the Sun, you tend to process best through thinking, and through the skillful use of words. You aspire to more perfect expression, both within yourself and in the social realm. Mental and spiritual training benefit you by providing rigorous reasoning skills and by opening your heart to the intuitive information that flows around you. Even when you have achieved fusion of heart and mind, you find that your mental process and expression focus on intellect and the thinking process. You may come to trust your intuition deeply, but you gain this level of confidence through testing your intuitive knowledge logically and rationally. You understand that the cycle of cause and effect begins on the mental plane, descends through the emotional realm, and manifests in the physical world.

You may confuse social justice with spiritual values. They are not the same. Contemplative practice helps you to understand your inner nature, to distinguish it from your awareness of other people, and to direct your spiritual path according to your personal needs and aspirations.

Aspects of the Jupiter

Patience is the key ingredient to management of change in your life. You have survived many previous changes, and your spiritual future will doubtless include some more. You make progress in seclusion. You seek the company of visionaries, as you appreciate their ability to speculate on the future and to develop something radically new and different out of something well established. You either succumb to your impressionability, and gullibility, or you learn to discern the motives that drive others and then make your own decisions.

The Ninth House

You have Virgo on the Ninth House cusp. The transcendent values you seek to understand are three expressions of the feminine. The first expression is Eve - the true physical expression of knowledge, and the search for knowledge. This value is expressed on the mental plane. The second value involves taking the quest for knowledge to the emotional plane. The third value is the expression of knowledge on the physical plane through creation. These three values relate to the expression of mind into physical form and creative work in the material world. This involutionary process can be compared to the evolutionary process whereby the receptive mind becomes the expressive agent of the spirit.

 

 

Mars: Your Spiritual Persona

Mars indicates an area of life that is vitally important to your spiritual growth. Whatever path you choose, this factor will come up again and again. Others will see how it affects you, but they are unlikely to understand the depth of its significance. You yourself may not understand the power of this influence on your life.

The Element of Mars

Mars is naturally associated with Aries, a fire sign. Traditionally Mars was also associated with Scorpio, a water sign. Thus the expression of Mars shares the nature of these two elements to some extent. The movement between water and fire involves the capacity for discriminating awareness. Mars governs the five senses-touch, taste, sight, hearing and smell. The position of Mars directly reflects your capacity to relate to the world through your senses.

With Mars in Virgo, your spiritual persona is expressed most fluently through the Sensation function. You are generally practical in your activities. If it has no hope of reaping actual, measurable results, then you just won't do it. This practical streak carries over into the spiritual realm as a desire to develop a regular practice that deepens your sense of devotion to a teacher or to a body of understanding about your true purpose. On the material level your actions are designed to help you acquire whatever you need, but also to acquire those material things that enhance your feeling of comfort and richness. On the spiritual level your devotional practice-prayer, meditation, good works-also focus on a goal. Many teachers suggest that meditation has no goal, but in our culture you are almost certainly seeking something from whatever you do, including the spiritual direction you take.

The sign placement of Mars is significant to developing your spiritual persona. The sign colors the message you receive concerning the direction your spiritual path will take. Here are three personality traits associated with Mars in your chart: Discrimination, Moral Strength, Unselfishness. If you consider each trait and consciously evoke it in your daily activities, you will find that the path becomes more fulfilling, more insightful, and easier. By actively devoting energy to the development of the traits of your Mars, you spontaneously develop several traits associated with other signs.

House Placement of Mars

Your Mars is in the 8th House. The focus of your spiritual persona is on issues of death and transformation. You seek experiences that help you to understand your own life and death cycle, with a desire to help others understand their own. A second issue that affects your path is your own sexuality. Physical desires can be very strong, and you need to develop judgment in this area of your life. Long term relationships transmute physical sexual drives into spiritually ecstatic experiences that lift you to peak moments of understanding.

Mars Aspects

Emotional friction in your activities can make you feel separated from your inner being. Use your physical energy to push through emotional barriers by finding ways to work out feelings without hurting others. Stick with each feeling until you understand how it motivates you. You become passionate when you discuss spiritual values. You don't like the feeling of anger, yet you allow it to arise when the purpose is to convince yourself or others of a spiritual necessity. Sexual passion can be refined into spiritual ecstasy, but only if you are willing to put in the time and effort to cultivate the deepest personal relationship with another person. You achieve spiritual growth in a relationship that has a sexual spark, but that also has the promise of a long-standing spiritual intertwining of minds and hearts. At some point in your life you may feel that the gods or goddesses step in to impose changes on you. What you make of these moments determines your spiritual future. Generally, whatever effort you make will be well worth your time.

 

 

The Ascendant: Expressing Spirit in the World

The Ascendant provides a personal anchor for understanding spiritual potential and process in the birth chart.  It shows how you express yourself in the world.  This is because the rising sign represents choice - you choose what you want to show to the world.  Ultimately, however, you come back to the Sun sign on the spiritual level.

Each person learns about the Sun sign's higher spiritual values and cultivates those values by developing the positive traits of the Ascendant.  Each sign as it rises brings to light different personality traits, different physical appearance, and a different sense of spiritual direction.  The rising sign offers a container for your experimentation with constructive, creative personal choices about how to act in the world.  Later you can take this practice back to the Sun sign and master its lessons.

Remember that the Midheaven and Ascendant depend on an accurate birth time.  If you have no idea of your birth time, the material included here may help you to focus on a spiritual persona for yourself.

Your Rising Sign (Ascendant)

You are driven by especially human motivations as you pursue your spiritual life. Your rising sign, Sagittarius, governs the hips and thighs. It is the arrangement of these parts of the body that allows humans to stand upright and walk. Translate this metaphorically to your spiritual life - upright thinking and attention to your spiritual path are a reflection of your capacity to maximize human potential on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels.

In addition to the above capabilities, you have the capacity to use intuition in your life. You can envision the future better than most people. When you match your intuitive sensibility to your spiritual aspiration, you find that your path becomes easy to identify and to follow. The more you use your intuition, the more useful it becomes. Your intuitive ability rests in your intellectual development, so it is important to educate yourself well. In your studies you are often able to leap to the answer. It is important for you to fill in the blanks, even if it means going back, so that you learn how to solve more and more difficult problems.

You experience your soul's calling early in life. Other people may put down your budding ideas, but you gather these thoughts to yourself and nurture them. You trust that these ideas have come to you for some reason. You are able to recall them in moments of crisis, and you find you can communicate profound sentiments with few words. You have material ambitions, yes, but you also have spiritual aspirations. You will find that right spiritual aspiration often brings suitable material satisfaction in its wake.

Because your rising sign is connected to the hips and thighs, you may find that walking meditation, Tai Ch'I, or other contemplative movement suits your spiritual development. Sitting may not help you to focus, while walking meditation may allow your thoughts to settle and your intuition to arise.

Ascendant Aspects

You are quick to respond, and intuition helps you find the right answers. You may upset others with your enthusiasm.

 

 

Conclusion

This interpretation of your life path has provided a systematic look at astrological factors that together add up to a spiritually oriented map.  As you come to understand your unique map, you can move forward through life joyously and courageously, knowing that the path is appropriate to your personal beliefs, desires and needs.