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Just for Women

Astrological Profile for Barbara Walters

by Gloria Star




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Your Chart Data


      Name:      Barbara Walters
      Date:         Sep 25, 1929
      Time:        06:50:00 AM EDT  +04:00
      Place:        Boston,MA          
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Just for Women

An Astrological Portrait

Prepared for Barbara Walters

Your astrological chart provides an amazing guidepost to the most important aspect of your life: an understanding of yourself. As a woman today, you face the challenge of discovering yourself within the context of many life experiences. You wear a variety of faces and play many roles, experiences which can both enhance and complicate your feeling of satisfaction with yourself and your life. Your astrological chart provides indicators which help to define who you are, strengthening an understanding of your needs on every level. Each chart is different in its make-up, and the myriad combinations of influences help to underscore the importance of each person as an individual. One thing you must remember when working with astrology: it is through your free will that you make choices. Your "chart" does not make you do anything!

We are finally acknowledging and realizing within today's world, that men and women experience life differently. The workings of your psyche, symbolized by your astrological chart, are likely to be experienced quite differently through your filter as a woman than they would be if you were born male. This report is designed for you, a woman in a world of change, a woman seeking to become whole.

Your natal, or birth, chart is made up of several factors. Drawn upon a circular wheel, your natal chart shows the positions of the planets relative to your place, date and time of birth. Everything is indicated symbolically, with each symbol having specific meanings. The planets, Sun and Moon are placed around the circle, and each is placed within a particular degree of a sign of the zodiac. The planets, Sun and Moon are energy bodies, and the astrological signs indicate how these energies work. Just as you are a complex of feelings, needs, drives and desires - your natal chart maps these qualities. You will also notice that the planetary symbols fall within particular segments of the circle. These segments, called "Houses", indicate the specific environments and relationships which are part of your life. You may find, upon reading your report, that there are a few contradictions. For example, one factor may indicate independence, while another shows strong dependency. It is not unusual to experience contradictions within yourself, and that is just what your chart illustrates about you! But when you reflect upon these qualities within the context in which they are explained, you may discover some self-illuminating facts about yourself. Self-understanding has a marvelous way of emphasizing your personal power!




An Overall Glimpse at Your Astrological Chart

The astrological signs are defined by one of four elements: fire, earth, air or water. The fire and air elements have a yang (masculine polarity) quality, and tend to be more outgoing and assertive in their nature, whereas the earth and water elements have a yin (feminine polarity) quality, and are more receptive by nature. The elemental balance in your chart is determined by the amount of energy within each elemental sign. The factors added together to find this balance of energy include the Sun, Moon, planets and the angles of the Ascendant and Midheaven.

Your chart shows a strong predominance of air energy, indicating that you function very easily on the mental plane. Living in the world of ideas, you may also gain strength when you are connected to others - at least mentally. Your social calendar is important, not because it's frivolous, but because you need to make contact. Most comfortable with others who are intelligent or interesting, you may be a natural in public relations. It's easy for you to stay in your head, which can be wonderful if you're involved in a mental project or study. But if you're stuck worrying, you may find it difficult to break the habit. The elemental balance in your astrological chart indicates that earth is a weak factor, signifying that you may sometimes feel a need for greater stability. Practical matters may not always be a primary consideration when making major decisions. The problem with little earth is usually related to not being in touch with the physical plane, which can cause you to lose your focus or to ignore physical reality. During the times in your life when you feel out of touch or uncertain, get back to nature. Take a walk in the park or woods, garden, hug a tree, work with clay, or get a massage to remind yourself that you are part physical, too!

Another aspect of your basic nature is determined by the balance of the modes in your chart. The modes are also defined by sign, which are grouped together as either cardinal, fixed or mutable. Your strongest mode is Cardinal, indicating that your basic approach to life is one of getting things started. You're an initiator, and are happiest when you're beginning something new. This factor sometimes indicates an enhanced sense of courage and enthusiasm. A strong ability to get things going, maintain your inspiration, carry through with your commitments and complete projects. Your ability to deal with different styles and human diversity enhances your spirit of cooperation, and makes you a good choice for leadership positions. However, you also have adequate amounts of mutable energy, which is expressed through your ability to remain flexible when necessary. Your weakest link is in fixity, which indicates that you sometimes fail to stay with a person, project or situation until you've completed your obligation or task. 

When you view the whole picture of your chart, you'll see that there is an emphasis of planets on the left side of your chart. This hemisphere strength indicates that you are driven by a need for independence and autonomy, and that you feel most validated when you feel that you're living life on your own terms. You may find it difficult to allow others to support or help you, even when you want them to lend a hand, and can certainly have trouble asking for assistance (especially if you feel it diminishes your sense of self to do so!). Relationships can be difficult for you unless you are in a situation which allows equanimity and equality, but be careful of your tendency to want to take the lead all of the time. True equality means that both partners are powerful.When you view your chart as a whole, you'll notice that there is an emphasis of planets on the top half of the chart. This hemisphere strength indicates that you are driven by a need for recognition, and that you can be quite comfortable in the public eye. Career may have a high priority for you, and if you are not employed outside the home, you may be quite busy in community or civic affairs. You are drawn by the world, and your need for validation is most easily satisfied when your achievements are acknowledged and respected in some way. You may be quite influential in the lives of others, and have strong potential as a leader, teacher or mentor. However, you also need to remember that you must allow some "down" time, and that your home and family may provide an important security base.

You may also be concerned with the areas in your chart which appear to be empty. Never fear, these houses are not really vacant! You are just not placing as much emphasis in these relationships or environments, or you may be satisfying these needs through other dimensions of your life.




Projection of Your Real Self

Sometimes showing the world who you really are is not easy, and sometimes the world may not respond as you had hoped! It's helpful to take a look at the differences and similarities between the attitudes, impressions and images you project and the person who resides at the core of your being.

With your Sun in Libra your ego is driven by a need to relate. Now, that doesn't mean that you must be married or in a love relationship. It is through connecting to others that you gain the feedback which allows you to maintain a balance in your life. This can be accomplished through friendships, work relationships and social situations. You may also crave the best of everything (it's your good taste that can be your downfall if you're on a budget!), and you definitely love the most refined elements of life. At heart, you're artistic, but you can be tough to satisfy.

Your Ascendant is the face you present to the world, and shows how others see you. Your Ascendant, or rising sign, is Libra. You project an air or refinement and grace with Libra rising, and may take special care with your wardrobe, hair and appearance. Others may see you as beautiful. Your sense of color and style may be exceptional, and you can definitely pull off a class act when you want. You're most comfortable in a serene environment and prefer to maintain a sense of social grace and charm whenever possible. If there is difficulty, you may be the one called upon to help achieve harmony. Venus, the planetary energy associated with your rising sign, is in Leo in your chart. You may easily command attention when you enter a room, and may be quite comfortable in elegant dress. Your hair is a matter of pride for you, and you can change your entire personality by altering your hair style and color.

With your Sun conjunct your Ascendant, you project a powerful presence. You may love personal attention, and enjoy being noticed most of the time. Even wearing a disguise may not work if you're trying to avoid attention, since your "sunny" disposition can be hard to miss. You need to give yourself ample opportunities for self-expression, and will be more satisfied with your life when you've created a sense of personal style. The primary downfall of this position is a tendency to become too self-absorbed, but if you're striving for reasonable objectivity, you (and everyone else) can cope more easily.

Uranus opposes your Ascendant in your chart, adding a powerful element of surprise to your self-projection. Others may never know what to expect from you except that change is always a possibility. Even if you are married and playing the role of mother, you are not likely to do things in a traditional manner. You're the woman who can adopt a lifestyle which is definitely an alternative to the norm. But you may also resist making commitments, attracting others who are just as stubbornly independent as yourself. If you wonder why the man (or woman) you love is just not available, ask yourself if you really want to be strongly committed or emotionally available. You need ample room to experiment with your identity, to be free to express yourself. A partnership which supports your personal growth will work beautifully. But a situation which stifles your growth and independence will only spawn your rebellion.

There are many different facets of the Moon in your chart. But when it comes to your identity, your Moon speaks volumes about who you are at the deepest level: the soul of your being. Your Gemini Moon adds a quality of curiosity to your personality. Your real self is driven by a need for experience a wide variety of situations, to explore the world of ideas and to connect to others through your mind. You are the ever-curious girl, regardless of your age: your mental attitudes can be forever young. Needing plenty of room to try out your diverse interests, you may be difficult to pin down.




Understanding Your Inner Feminine Self

Although the temptation is to think that just because you are a woman you are in touch with your inner feminine self, this is a much more complicated task than it appears to be! First of all, the model for the true power of femininity has been lost over recent history and is now becoming re-energized. Recovering this power is a personal task for each woman, and learning to use feminine power constructively on a collective level is another challenge for today's woman. This process is the cradle of self-healing, and provides the essence of your personal security.

The primary energies associated with your inner feminine self are the Moon and Venus, but Neptune and Pluto are also significant in your experience and expression of this part of your psyche. The Moon is the energy which filters through your subconscious self, and tells the story of your connection to the part of you which provides nurturing, support, care and comfort. The person who projects the model for your Moon energy is your mother, and you see her through the lens of your own emotional matrix, signified by the Moon. As you mature, you learn to send this energy into the world, but to be truly effective, you must first own this energy and know how to use it to care for yourself!

Through your Gemini Moon your connection to the feminine aspect of yourself arises first through your mind. Mental stimulation keeps your soul alive, and as long as you are learning and feel that you are exposed to a wide variety of options, your sense of wholeness remains intact. Your approach to life may seem out of the ordinary to those who expect stale repetition, since the variation in life experiences you explore out of a need to see and do as much as possible may seem "unfeminine". In many respects, you may present an androgynous quality, and may feel quite at home in situations or attire which incorporate both "masculine" and "feminine" elements. You may love children, and have a special knack for communicating with young people. After all, you are the eternal child, filled with a sense of wonder and delight, and may find that spirit more alive within the young. But your lighthearted spirit can also be uplifting to anyone who shares a conversation or spends time with you. Because you are easily distracted, you might have difficulty maintaining a regular routine, or may even find it impossible to maintain the same relationship for long. A partner who is as open to new experience and exploration as you are can be perfect, but you have little patience for those who lack curiosity or interest. Your variety of friends, lovers, mates, careers and homes can lead to a feeling that nothing stays the same for long. Yet you can be consistent when something or someone holds your interest. It's a pretty tall order, but after all, don't you deserve something exceptional?

With your Moon in supportive trine aspect to Mercury in your chart, you are an exceptionally perceptive woman. Your desire to learn, communicate and accumulate knowledge are ever-present, helping you maintain an open mind and youthful spirit. Communicating your thoughts and feelings is easy, and your sincerity and sympathetic nature encourage others to be open with you, too. Whether you choose to pursue a career path or if you're focusing on family concerns, your problem-solving abilities always work to your advantage. Part of your strength arises from the fact that you may be able to trust your "sense" of things as much as you trust the data about them. When you say that you have a "feeling" about something, it is unlikely that anyone will accuse you of being silly, since your sensibilities are usually right on the mark!

With your Moon in trine aspect to Mars, you can be quite confident about expressing your feelings and asserting yourself in a positive manner. Your knack for dealing with people is excellent, and you can be quite effective dealing with men on your own terms. You are likely to find the male-female dance quite interesting and enjoyable, and the differences between men and women are more intriguing to you than they are perplexing. As a mother, you can be especially supportive, since you enjoy dealing with your children on their level and generate an atmosphere of safe support, creativity and fun. In relationships, you are not likely to hesitate about expressing the way you feel, and can show all your emotions, including anger, without worrying if they are "acceptable."  Since you take yourself at face value, you may also have the same approach to dealing with others, which makes for a great ingredient in any relationship.

With your Moon conjunct Jupiter, you are a die-hard optimist, and your energy can inspire and encourage others, too. More likely to think about conquering the horizon ahead than staying in the present moment, you are also quite independent and don't like to think about setting personal limitations. Consequently, it's easy to overdo it. Whether you make promises which are later difficult to fulfill or indulge yourself too frequently, you can get in over your head before you know it. Try to stay in the present moment some of the time. You can be difficult to pin down, and your adventurous spirit may be more at home when you're on the move than when you're in the kitchen.

Your Moon is in opposition to Saturn, which can add a level of seriousness or strictness to your personality. It may seem that you've always had to be responsible and may have carried responsibilities which were beyond your years when you were younger. You may also have felt some disappointment when you were a young girl and have sensed that you were not good enough unless you followed a particular set of rules of behaviors. As a result, you may be overly cautious when it comes to allowing yourself to be emotionally open. You can also be too judgmental of yourself and of others and can block your feelings quite effectively when you are in a vulnerable situation. However, you may realize that what you thought to be a satisfactory control of your feelings was instead a repression of your deeper needs. And it is here that you have your work cut out for you.  Determining what is right and wrong at a deep level of truth, instead of at a level of fear or prejudice, requires a great deal of courage. This is especially true when it comes to knowing what you need, because you may feel that there is something wrong with being who you are or with satisfying your needs. You may also feel that you have been shortchanged by being born a woman. If this is the case, try to determine where you learned this. In your relationships you may opt for what is practical, and that may seem much safer than being too experimental. That's okay as long as you can still express your needs and fulfill them. And you may find exceptional healing through your experience of becoming a mother, but only if you can remove any resentment you may feel about the process! You can be a wonderful teacher, a protective guide and a steadfast shelter for your children, and may, through the experience, find that you are giving yourself that same support you so desperately needed when you were a child.

Your Moon is in the Disseminating Moon Phase of the Lunation Cycle. The idea behind this lunar phase is that of broadcasting seeds, and although there is a masculine quality implied, this phase is definitely one which requires yin, or feminine, levels of continuity. You may feel driven to teach others, to share what you know, and are quite comfortable in the role of mentor. In fact, your mentoring flows so naturally that others may not realize that you're passing on to them a truly powerful depth of knowledge and understanding. Your own understanding of yourself and life experience can be enhanced when you open yourself and release your power, creativity and understanding into the world. The archetypal quality associated with this moon phase is that of "The Companion," the essence of equality, trust and sharing. It is crucial that you maintain a strong connection with the core of your being, so that you remain aware and awake, instead of allowing your own direction to be shaped by beliefs, ideals or attitudes which seem more powerful than your personal focus. Instead of being driven by these beliefs and ideals, you grow more fully into yourself when you add your ingredients to the soup and alter the outcome. Your crusade can be quite exciting.

Through the energy of Venus you express your feminine wiles, and also locate the part of yourself that needs to be emotionally expressive. Your sense of inner beauty and feelings of personal worth are also functions of Venus. Venusian energy is part of your connection to other women, and the placement of Venus in your chart can tell you a lot about your openness and acceptance of your own femininity. Although your Moon may indicate your basic emotional nature, the manner by which you express your feelings is frequently through Venusian energy.

Through the energy of Venus in Leo you radiate a powerful, attractive energy. Your flair for the dramatic may be seen in your elegant manner and sense of style. Although you can be at home in casual attire, you can wear the most luxurious evening attire in grand fashion, and certainly look marvelous in jewels. Your warm smile lights up your face, and you may also enjoy being in the spotlight. Certainly in your close relationships you like being the center of attention, and may pout if you are ignored. It's unlikely that such a situation will last long, since you love life, and live to enjoy yourself. Indulging in your favorite forms of entertainment (and you may be quite entertaining yourself!) adds energy and power to your life. You are quite capable of standing up for yourself, and probably have a high level of self-esteem. Even if other factors in your chart diminish your self-worth, you can rise above them through tapping into the source of love which burns deep in your soul. However, you can be a bit lazy and self-indulgent, and if you're feeling hurt can go a bit overboard in this regard. Although you may take your time opening your heart, once you allow yourself to love, you are not likely to change your feelings. Even if a relationship ends, you may still hang onto it, although some of this can be a matter of pride. Anyone who has been the recipient of your warm hugs is not likely to forget you, since you do have a big heart and generous spirit. 

When you're committed to something, you put your heart into it. The influence of Venus in trine aspect to Saturn indicates that you take a straightforward approach to expressing your feelings. You're willing to give yourself time to determine what you want and how you feel, and this enhances your emotional maturity. Sometimes, you may take yourself a little too seriously, but you rarely go overboard. Although you prefer to be around others who are personally responsible, you may discover that you are the one who understands the bottom line and ultimately carries through. Men may be attracted to your impeccable manner, but may appreciate you most for your helpful support. As a mother, you provide a wonderful, steady support for your children, and understand their needs for continuity and responsible tolerance. These energies are a plus in all your relationships, because you have an honest grasp on the importance of longevity and the passage of time in developing an abiding and trusting love.

The conjunction of Venus and Neptune stimulates an amazing creative and artistic sensibility, but more importantly, allows you to experience and express a true sense of compassion. The essence of The Goddess is quite powerful for you: you can float into the heart of divine love and bring that quality into your life. You may project a mystical, magical quality of beauty. Your desire to make the world a better place can lead you to spend time doing things for others, which is, in itself, an expression of divine love. Allowing some time each day to meditate is important in helping you maintain your personal boundaries, since you do feel everything. You may dream about the perfect love, and have high hopes that you will one day be carried away. However, you may be disappointed when Prince Charming arrives, especially if  he turns out to have stinky feet.

Although the planets Neptune and Pluto move very slowly and are generational in nature, they do have an influence upon your psyche. These energies define much about the collective experience which shapes your inner self. You're experiencing Neptunian energy when you're in the midst of reverie, when you're deep in dreams and when you're feeling compassionate. Neptune drives your imagination, the realm of illusion and your psychic sensibilities. Because Neptune is difficult to grasp on a physical level, there is a lot about this energy that can be problematic, and when you are caught in the negative grasp of Neptune, you can give in to addictive behaviors, escapism and deception manifesting. But you do have a way of channeling this energy. It is through Neptune that you find the heart of compassionate love and understanding. This is the doorway to your inner self.

With Neptune in Virgo, you are part of the generation of women born from 1928 to 1943 who have understood the importance of developing and maintaining sound minds and bodies. In the perfect world envisioned by your generation, health, good education and clean environments are extremely valuable - and you have individually and collectively instilled this attitude into the developments in modern society. Your role as a woman in the world has also been influenced by a strong desire to learn and to become proficient in dealing with the world. The vision of sound health on every level held by your generation is still powerfully influential in the development of educational models, health facilities and other institutions which support the betterment of life on earth. 

Pluto represents the primordial essence. It is from this level that all transformation occurs: birth, death, illness and healing. It is also here that the powerful kundalini force continually regenerates itself. This is the space of all creation and all power. It is the space of origin: the Great Mother.

With Pluto in Cancer, you are part of a generation of women born from 1913 to 1938 who have had to learn about the importance of strong families and what it means to be tied to a particular family heritage. You have  been alive through the challenge of hate mongers like Hitler who violated the very sanctity of human life. You have been part of the powerful woman's revolution, even if you were not actively burning your bra, which has altered the very nature of families and women's roles in society. These things have had a powerful influence upon your own psyche as an individual, too. You have learned that the sanctity and power of life may rest in finding a true sense of home within yourself.




Owning Your Inner Masculine Self

For centuries, women were not allowed to assert themselves in the world, and carefully learned the role of supporter of their "men." Those who failed to respond in this manner were frequently shunned or punished, although there have always been women who defied convention! During this century particularly, women have broken out of their strictly "conventional" roles, and have been making their way in the world. Because of this, women have been successful at fulfilling more of their needs, and owning their own power more readily. As a result, a woman's relationship with the men in her life has also changed. Despite women's collective knowledge about the need to be whole persons, it is still sometimes easier to allow men (fathers, brothers, lovers and husbands) to "own" certain qualities. (They, in turn, prefer that women own certain qualities - like emotions!) But to become truly whole and functional, it is necessary to find and incorporate your inner masculine self into your sense of wholeness, instead of projecting that part of yourself onto others (most usually men) in your life.

Through the process of becoming at home with your ego, you gain a true sense of personal strength and power. To own this power, you must learn to acknowledge that it is okay to be recognized for who and what you are. Your Sun energy is the primary factor in the expression of ego needs. As a young girl, you may have seen your father through the filter of your Sun. His power of getting out into the world, and the manner by which he did it, have shaped your own sense of personal identity. And today, the Sun in your chart may symbolize significant men. But this energy is, in itself, the core of your spirit.

Claiming your sense of individual autonomy may not be an easy task with the influence of your Libra Sun. Since you tend to think in terms of relativity, it's difficult to extract your own assertive self in a confident manner, especially during your early years. You may have learned to place great importance on your physical appearance or upon proper social behavior, learning to behave like a young lady, assuming that if you were pretty and charming enough then all the other things would just fall into place. Stepping out into the world and discovering that you needed to be known for more than your looks may have been your first reality check. Your sense of relativity can be one of your best assets, however. By making harmonious choices of partners - whether they are friends who share your interests, lovers or husbands - you can gain the type of feedback you need to see yourself more clearly. Then, your autonomy and individuality are strengthened through greater objectivity. But if you seek a partner or husband  who will take on the tasks you just don't feel prepared to handle, like dealing with the demands of the world, then you will be continually frustrated and will frustrate your partner, too. Additionally, developing social relationships which support and reflect your true values will help you feel more confident about your identity, instead of just seeking situations which increase your social standing or status.

You really do like to be different, and may have a knee-jerk response of rebellion when anyone uses the phrase, "You can't do that!"  The influence of your Sun in opposition to Uranus is about breaking through the barriers of the ordinary and allowing your individuality to shine through. You insist upon liberation, perhaps too much sometimes, and as a result can appear distant or aloof to the very people you might like to impress. Your challenge to be different may influence your choice of partners, and until you come to grips with what you need and who you are, you may simply attract a series of flakes. Finding the ways to express your freedom urges without burning all your bridges before you cross them is an amazing challenge to your ingenuity.

Mars energy is assertive, aggressive and combative, and can be angry. These are not "feminine" qualities. In fact, women who possess and project these qualities from within themselves often get bad names, and are called "ball-busters," or other expletives, by the men who are dealing with them. But to become fully whole, you need to accept the manner in which you can utilize your Mars energy so that you are confident and strong with it, and so you can get into the world and make things happen for yourself!

With all the press about Libra being peace-loving, you may assume that your Mars in Libra would prefer not to fight. Well, all the nasty parts of a fight may not be your style, but you certainly know how to inspire a good battle! The truth of the matter is that you are a fighter, and you know how to go after what you want. It's just that, if at all possible, you'd prefer to do it in good taste! 

Your ability to channel and focus your energy is amazing, and when you need to apply yourself to a task, you can achieve excellent results. Through the influence of Mars in sextile aspect to Saturn, you are capable of developing excellent self-discipline. A beneficial expression of your inner masculine psyche. You also can use positive restraint when necessary, allowing you to take advantage of the growth and maturity which occurs over time, instead of just opting for the thrill of the moment. The bottom line: you're good at being in charge. In fact, you really like it that way!

No doubt about it: you are intense. With Mars square Pluto, you can be relentless in your pursuit of the things you want. Deep within yourself, you may hold resentment or disappointment which stand in the way of projecting the confidence and courage you need. This can be the result of old emotional wounds which still stab into  your soul. You may have a deep distrust of men, which can consequently rob you of the ability to direct your life as you desire. Sometimes, you can become so caught up in getting even when you've been hurt that you lost track of what you really want. You can appear threatening to men until you no longer feel threatened by them. By setting your focus on situations which are in harmony with your higher needs, you can break any patterns which may have become vengeful or hateful. You can also use this same energy to release the things you no longer need and become whole - a much better choice than dragging around a lot of baggage!




Developing Your Mind

Education and learning are lifelong processes. Your approach to developing your intellect is multifaceted, but there are special indicators in your astrological chart which help you understand the best ways to develop your mentality. Improving and strengthening communication skills is also part of developing your mind, since connecting to others is certainly improved if you can effectively illustrate your point of view!

Although the energy of Mercury is traditionally considered to be the main indicator of your mentality, there are also other qualities which are part of your mental and intellectual self. First, let's look at Mercury, which is the energy through which you link your thoughts and ideas with others. Developing your intellect is probably a high priority for you with Mercury in Libra. Part of your desire to learn is stimulated by your need to become a better communicator, since you do enjoy socializing and making connections with others. You may love fine literature, and may even express your own talents in writing or public speaking. You can also be an effective counselor because you're quite adept at seeing both sides of any situation. Situations which tolerate and support the development of new ideas stimulate your learning, and you may enjoy group circumstances which have the added benefit of the blending of ideas which arises when several people are exploring together. You also need ample room to develop your own ideas and will appreciate work circumstances and relationships which support your intellectual growth.

With Mercury conjunct Mars, you may have little patience when it comes to learning new things. You like to get to the point. Although you seem argumentative, sometimes you take the other side of a subject just to keep the conversation moving. Exciting communication is much more your style. Your mind may never seem to stop.

Disciplining and focusing your mind is supported by the energy of Mercury in sextile aspect to Saturn. You learn best in situations which follow a pattern and allow practical experience to play a part in developing your understanding or skills. When necessary you can also do very well studying a subject on your own, although you may truly appreciate the guidance of a dedicated teacher or mentor.

You can become quite obsessive in your thinking with Mercury square Pluto. Although this can be useful when you're involved in an investigation or research project, it can be overwhelming when you're trying to relax at the end of the day. Your need to know what is at the core of everything can drive you to explore things that frighten some people, and you may make important headway. But knowing when to give yourself a break is another story.

The energy of your Moon also has a mental component. The Moon is the realm of thought, the process of subconscious thinking, and plays a strong role in intuitive thinking. Developing your mind is a high priority with your Gemini Moon, and your need for diversity can be a plus in learning situations. But you can also have trouble focusing your energy, and your distractibility can get in the way of learning. You can use this to your advantage by juggling your priorities, as long as you don't let your distractions become more important than your responsibilities.

Jupiter also plays an important role in learning, stimulating you to look ahead into the realm of possibility, beyond the horizon of the now. Through the energy of Jupiter, you share what you know with others. As a woman, you are likely to feel most at home when you use this energy to encourage and support others, but you can also apply this to yourself! Your philosophical approach to life and learning is rather eclectic with Jupiter in Gemini - kind of live and let live in your attitudes. You may also appreciate the diversity of ideas and cultures existing on the planet and can benefit from exploring them. Sometimes, you may think you have to know about all of them, but the important part may be to discover the link between the many schools of thought and cultures on our world. Oh, that's right, you're not limited to this world... what about life in other galaxies? How do they run their cities? Now, that should really get you going!

There are no major aspects to Jupiter in your chart. To a large extent, this indicates that the energy of Jupiter is empowered, because it operates without undue influence from others energies in your chart. Your personal philosophies, ideals and beliefs form a major cornerstone of your identity. The qualities of this energy may be an outstanding force in your life, and this is the energy which people frequently associate with your identity.

The purpose of Saturn is to provide clarity, structure, form and discipline - elements which are certainly important to learning. Saturn functions primarily as your inner teacher. Mothers are the most influential Saturnian models in western society. They provide the structure, guidance and support for their children in the realms of learning, socialization or personal growth. Once you enter society as a child, teachers play the Saturnian role. But the role of mothers and teachers in relationship to Saturn is to help you define the structure upon which you will build your life. Then, you "own" your Saturn, and know how to discipline and focus your own energy.

Education can be a lifelong pursuit for you. The influence of Saturn in Sagittarius stimulates a strong need to explore the world of philosophy, religion and culture. You may also enjoy the sciences and can feel quite at home in academic surroundings. Teaching may be a natural outlet and will provide an endless opportunity for you to continue learning. But you may also enjoy travel and independent study.

The areas of your chart which are connected most strongly to mental and intellectual development are the 3rd, 9th and 11th Houses. The 3rd House of your chart deals with communication and the development of concepts.

You may love the adventure of learning with Sagittarius on the cusp of your 3rd House. You can see the big picture and may enjoy situations which allow you to participate in decision-making. Travel and reading may be important pastimes and provide you with continued opportunities to learn and expand your mind. With Jupiter ruling your 3rd House you may be drawn to study religion or law. You can easily become an excellent writer and dynamic public speaker.

You may be quite serious about developing your mind with Saturn in the 3rd House, although you may not like being tested. When you're prepared, you usually perform quite admirably on any type of examination, including the tests of life. You need to be attentive to a tendency toward worry and negative thinking which can sap your vitality and weaken your ability to think clearly. This influence adds a strong ability to discipline your mind, and you can certainly study when necessary. Regardless of your experiences in school, you are likely to be a lifelong student of the things you love and enjoy.

Your 9th House shows your approach to higher learning, which is usually accomplished through a college or professional degree program. Subjects like philosophy, religion, political science, cultural pursuits and the like are strongly associated with this facet of your development.

Your powerful curiosity about life on earth and the people who inhabit the planet may stimulate a desire to learn both through institutions of higher learning and travel. The influence of Gemini on the cusp of your 9th House adds a powerful need for logic and reason in your life, and you may extend your education in order to strengthen this aspect of your understanding. You've always asked "Why?" about everything, and may be ever-seeking to answer some of those unanswerable questions. The influence of Mercury as ruler of this house adds a desire to connect your thoughts and share your ideas about religion, philosophy and culture with others.

The influence of your Moon in the 9th House adds an intensive receptivity to higher learning and enhances your ability to connect through your spiritual self to divine understanding. Your spiritual life is strongly important, and you may also strive to improve your understanding of life through education, travel and cultural explorations. You may be capable of adapting to living in cultures other than that of your birth, especially if your Moon is in a mutable or cardinal sign. You may always feel that you are somehow protected by a higher power and may feel closely connected to your spiritual guide, angels or divine presence. Your love of philosophy and devotion to your ideals is quite genuine and plays an important role in your sense of security. You may interpret Higher Power in terms which are both masculine and feminine, but your connection to The Goddess quality is your bridge between your human consciousness and the consciousness which radiates from The Source.

Continuing education is absolutely natural for you with Jupiter in the 9th House. If you are not in school, you are likely to be exploring a new vistas through travel, personal study or enthusiastic discussions with others who share your quest for understanding. You may be involved in teaching, writing or publishing, and can have a special affinity for religious or metaphysical studies. An enjoyment of the diversity and cultural expressions across the globe may prompt you to live abroad, and you may have friends in different countries. Ultimately you may hope to have friends in other galaxies! This placement indicates a keen intuitive ability and sharp awareness of the larger scheme of things. As a result, you may be able to blend your logical and intuitive processes during decision-making, thereby enhancing your judgment.

Through the 11th House you learn from peers, and connect with your community. The 11th House involves your special interests, too. This is very much the school of life, because this is also the area which relates to developing your goals.

The goals you set for yourself may be quite impressive with Leo on the 11th House cusp. You need life experiences which provide you with positive recognition for your efforts, and that begins with your feeling good about your choices and accomplishments. In community activities you may take a role of leadership and can inspire those around you to strive for excellence. With the Sun ruling this house, you may spend a lot of time and energy developing your special interests and can be quite strong about setting and pursuing your goals.

Learning the social skills necessary to further your pursuits of personal and professional growth is important with the influence of Venus in your 11th House. You know the significance of knowing the right people, making connections and developing the pathways which will help you achieve your aims. Although you may enjoy the experience of community, political or social interaction, you may not appreciate the feeling that you have to please others in order to have what you want. If this arises, it could be that you have made choices which are designed to satisfy someone else, and that it is time to re-examine your values and set goals which allow you to feel more worthwhile on your own terms. You can actually be quite adept at choosing the right friends and associates whose values reflect your own and whose influence helps to forward your own aims. Conversely, your influence can have the same effect in the lives of others!

The influence of Neptune in your 11th House can create a lack of direction. You may not be sure of your goals, although you do like to dream about possibilities. Setting goals can seem like a waste of time because you can also lose track of your aims and then feel that you have somehow failed. But if you apply this energy in its fullest strength, you can use your inner vision to manifest changes in your life. Your ability to visualize what you want can be exceptional. The problems you encounter may concern whether or not your dreams are within the realm of possibility, and if you can put the necessary action behind your vision to make it a reality.




Your Special Edge

It's true. Women are definitely the intuitive sex. The process of intuitive awareness may be more developed for you as a woman because you are more cyclically aware, thanks to your anatomy and hormonal changes. But there is something more. As a woman, your natural affinity with the energy of the Moon increases your receptivity, an important ingredient in opening to the intuitive process. Intuitive awareness is multifaceted. You can use it when you're dealing with emotional and psychological issues, you can apply it to your creative expression, and you can take advantage of your intuition in your work as part of your decision-making. Developing your intuitive process is like developing any other sensibility - you have to concentrate some time, effort and energy in order to finely hone this element of your psyche. Although some quality of intuition may be there innately, to make the most of it, you must learn to trust, listen and incorporate it into your life.

The parts of your chart which are most strongly associated with intuitive sensibility are the water houses: the 4th House, the 8th House and the 12th House. The 4th House is connected to your soul history. It is here that you seek a sense of home, a connection to your family, and a feeling of safety and comfort. It is here that your soul remembers your past, even if your conscious mind cannot fit the pieces together.

The influence of Capricorn on the cusp of your 4th House adds a need to feel centered and stabilized. Your soul may yearn for a solid foundation which will allow you to grow and change while still on solid ground. The influence of your family can be quite powerful, and you may feel that you were born into your family for very definite reasons. Saturn's connection to this house adds a tendency to hang onto others for support instead of establishing your own platforms for growth but also can help you discover the importance of becoming self-sustaining.

There are no planets in your 4th House indicating that you may not assert a strong level of conscious energy in building a connection to your soul. This does not mean that you cannot achieve an inner sense of recall regarding your soul's history or your deeper needs, but indicates instead that you may find the doorway through other activities or experiences beyond your connection to your family of origin or their traditions. To further understand this gateway to your soul, study the sign on the cusp of this house explained above for the influences which will help you remember your spiritual past.

The 8th House brings you into your deepest emotional attachments, and is the space where you are alchemically transformed. This is the seat of your magical power: your ability to change yourself in order to become whole. Here is the heart of healing, but here you also hide your greatest vulnerabilities. Most people shy away from dealing with 8th House issues like sex, death and taxes. After all, there can be problems with any of them, and they are not easy to explore out in the open. But there is more. For your intuitive development, this area represents the part of you which holds your power, and you must learn to accept and embrace this side of yourself to feel truly satisfied with your life.

With Taurus on the cusp of your 8th House, you may want some tangible proof regarding the mysteries of life which are connected to the experiences of birth, sexuality, death, healing and the inner nature of the self. To some extent it is possible to understand the deeper elements of life experience through the physical plane. The processes of life and death may be a profound mystery for you. If you have had children, or if you've been present at a birthing, your life will have been profoundly changed from the tangible experience of such a quickening. Although you may be able to philosophically accept the spiritual essence of yourself, you need to feel the effects this part of yourself has on the other aspects of your life. Adopting a working spirituality makes a lot of sense to you. That means you may need to make the effort to recycle and reclaim, since diminishing resources will not feel okay at the core of your being. With Venus ruling this house you may become caught in the illusion that locking up your resources will protect you in some way. But it's like the old story of the talents: if you don't put them to use, then what good are they?

Since you do not have any planets in your 8th House you may not feel very strongly driven to probe into the mysteries of life. Perhaps you do not have issues in this regard, but there may also be other factors in your chart which drive you in this capacity, and do not need the additional focus in this particular area. To further understand your 8th House study the sign associated with it explained above, and look to the planet associated with that sign.

The 12th House is the space of your dreams. Here, you surrender your conscious self and float into the beyond. This is also the place in your psyche which contains your past, and where you are one with all humanity. Your superconscious self rests in this part of your psyche: the part of yourself that transcends your everyday reality.

The influence of Virgo on the cusp of your 12th House shows a need for purity of thoughts. This includes a clear and compassionate acceptance of yourself and others, and may involve developing tolerance for the imperfections which exist in everyone. You may relish the times you spend in quiet contemplation and may become quite adept at using meditation techniques which help you clear your mind. Removing mental clutter is important, since Mercury rules this house, and you may fritter away too much energy on unnecessary thoughts or ideas. Your physical health can be closely tied to your emotional and spiritual harmony. If you are prompted to serve the needs of humanity, you may spend much of your time in service to others. This can be accomplished in many capacities, but the best choices will arise from your deep sense of awareness which is guided by your intuitive self.

The energy of your Sun in the 12th House can produce a desire to close away from the rest of the world - at least part of the time. You may enjoy giving energy to spiritual pursuits throughout your life and may feel most at peace when you can create a positive filter between your consciousness and the cacophony of the world. Your ability to experience an inner awareness can be quite profound, but you may have a few bumpy paths along the way before you achieve a true peace with yourself. Giving of yourself to the world through healthy channels can strengthen your sense of personal evolution. But simply withdrawing, escaping, or falling into addictive patterns will accomplish little more than wasting your vitality.

The energy of your Moon plays an important role in your intuitive development. Since your Moon is related to your subconscious mind, it should not surprise you that this is the part of you that contains all knowledge about yourself and your life. Occasionally it's a good idea to purge from your psyche the things you no longer need - much like an internal house cleaning. Your hormonal cycles provide an excellent opportunity to do just that, and by using this natural rhythm to release, you can feel much more open to clearer transmission of intuitive thinking!

Through your Gemini Moon you can become highly intuitive. It's just that you may not always focus that intuitive energy long enough to fully experience what it has to offer. You may also be tempted to try to make sense out of your intuitive insights, and while you're hammering away at them from your logical perspective, lose track of their clarity. You're probably most clear when you're open to the possibilities instead of trying to make purely logical judgments. 

There are other points related to the Moon which you'll find in your chart. They are called the Moon's Nodes, and are not planets, but points in space. The influence of the Moon's Nodes is felt on an inner level. From the South Node, you learn about your past and the natural inclinations which may influence many of your subconscious choices. In some ways, the South Node suggests old habits. The North Node of the Moon suggests a spiritual and emotional challenge, and represents the directions you may feel compelled to follow in your evolutionary path.

Your North Node in Taurus challenges you to learn about the true nature of your personal worth as part of your spiritual growth and development. You may become fascinated with the idea of accumulating material wealth, but can then discover that it offers very little if you cannot share it with those you love. However, you must create some type of balance between creating stability on the physical plane and releasing your attachments in the emotional world! Your past soul conditioning symbolized by your Scorpio South Node may feel more comfortable being somewhat secretive about your possessions, and even about your deeper feelings. Until you can open to the pure essence of love, and can embrace the heart of your own being fully and completely, your soul will not know true joy. 

Uranian intuition is the flash of insight. Sometimes that flash is so brilliant that you change your entire life to follow it's glow. This is also the part of you which defies restraint, and certainly your intuitive mind can celebrate that possibility!

Your originality and ingenuity can be seen in the way you deal with people in a social situations. With Uranus in your 7th House, you can be quite insightful regarding your social relationships, and may attract people from all walks  of life into your sphere of influence. If your actions or attitudes are viewed as somewhat bohemian by more traditional thinkers, it probably doesn't bother you, since what is most important to you is your freedom to express yourself freely and fully. 

Neptune's energy takes you into the world of the etheric - the place beyond the physical which is filled with mystical wonder. You surrender to this part of yourself when you meditate, when you give in to your creative muse, and when you give of yourself to others. In developing your intuitive and psychic sensibilities, Neptune provides a primary ingredient: letting go. Through this energy you surrender yourself to the greater truth. But be careful: you can also surrender your will to the power of deception and abuse through another of Neptune's doorways!

Your vision of what you hope to achieve can be the key to realizing success with Neptune in your 11th House. But you have to learn the difference between dreaming and doing. Your intuitive sensibilities can be used to your benefit when you're focusing on your goals. You're the perfect candidate to utilize creative visualization and affirmation techniques to help you achieve success.

Pluto's insight is on the deeper psychic level. Through Plutonian energy you can read between the lines. You see the twitch of an eye that tells the truth, you read the movement of hands, the tone of voice that betrays what words fail to say. Developing your Plutonian energy requires that you reach into the very depths of yourself and become familiar with your entire being. Yes, that includes your shadow self, your darker side - and it also encompasses your passion, your strength of survival and your ability to heal.

As a powerful investigator and researcher, you can apply your penetrating insights through your life work with Pluto in the 10th House. Finding a path which will allow you to uncover the power at the core of yourself may encompass every aspect of your life, and you can become quite influential in your career or within your family or community.




Nurturing and Creating a Home

Nurturing. Mothering. These experiences are associated with womanliness, but are not the sole definers of your womanhood. Although women are the only ones who can become mothers, it is not necessary to be a mother to become an exceptional nurturer! Nurturing is a natural expression for women - but the manner in which it is done is very individualized. Whether with children, lovers, partners, friends - or even with your own parents - you have ample opportunities to nurture others. The person who needs your nurturing most, however, is YOU. Although caring for others can fill a special place in your soul, the way you care for yourself is especially important. You may derive nourishment from developing your talents and skills, or through your work. Study or travel can be nourishing. And something as simple as a long soak in the tub can refill your spirit. Part of nourishing yourself is physical, part emotional and part is definitely environmental: what you create in a home. In exploring these factors together, you can begin to see the link between these different levels of personal fulfillment.

Yet another facet of your Moon beyond what you've already explored, is what your Moon shows about your deepest needs. You can only feel whole when these needs are answered and fulfilled. Although it is tempting to look outside, your wisdom tells you that a great part of the responsibility for nourishment comes from within yourself.

Since your mind's hunger drives you to explore so many different facets of life, nurturing yourself involves feeding your mind. The choice of avenues upon which you direct your energy can be quite important, since you can exhaust yourself if your energy becomes too scattered. Taking the time to quiet your mind through meditation can be positively nourishing for your soul, and you may also find that journal writing or creative writing can also act as a positive way to release and clear your energy. Your need to make contact may prompt you to spend hours on the phone, which can also feel supportive and nourishing. When you're involved in nurturant activities directed toward others, your interest and communication provides a sense that you are there for them. But sometimes, you may be inconsistent in your emotionally supportive roles because your own interests are elsewhere at the moment. Spending endless hours keeping your mind buzzing can make it difficult to reach that quiet space you need to rest fully and completely at the end of the day. By making a conscious effort to clear your mind and calm your thought processes before you sleep, you will rest much better and awaken refreshed and ready for a new day of exploration and challenge. 

Saturn also plays a positive role in nurturance. Despite the bad rap Saturn sometimes receives, this energy is necessary to your stability and growth. Through Saturn, you learn to take responsibility for yourself and your actions. Saturn also seems to be the repository of your fears, and it's important to understand and deal with these emotions in order to be whole. Trying to repress such feelings blocks your ability to feel the positive, supportive energy that life has to offer. In many respects, the energy of Saturn is played out in your life by your experience with authority figures. Your mother and father, extended family and teachers were your primary Saturnian influences when you were a young girl, and their direction and guidance still whisper in the way you approach establishing your personal security. As an adult woman, you express Saturn through the manner in which you take responsibility for yourself and your needs for stability and security.

The importance of the spiritual essence of your life cannot be overstated: you need to find a philosophy and way of approaching life's larger questions that provides a sense of stability and security. In your quest you may explore many teachings and may travel or study different cultures. With Saturn in Sagittarius you also need to develop an acceptance and tolerance for different beliefs and ideals in order to safeguard against becoming too self-righteous. Your quest for knowledge may prompt you to stay connected to learning institutions, whether as a teacher or student. Learning is your mainstay and source of strength. Your ability to share your life experience with others, especially your children, can inspire them to discover their own quest.

Your 4th House illuminates what you need in a home environment, where you will feel most comfortable and how you like to live. It is here that you create a feeling of safety, where you can let your hair down and be yourself.

Having your own home is definitely important for you with Capricorn ruling your 4th House. Whether you have an apartment or a mansion, having a chance to put your personal touch on your environment makes you feel complete. You may have a well-defined sense of taste, although your favorite feeling is likely to be a room with rich wood accents and textured fabrics. Sometimes you can be a bit austere in your choices, and may even wonder why you bought that uncomfortable chair for the living room. Maybe it was well-made; or maybe it was just a good bargain!  Saturn's influence in this part of your chart adds an energy of stability to your home environment, and may stimulate your own interest in antiques or period furnishings. You may also have a good sense of structure, and appreciate a home which is solidly built and stands on a strong foundation.

Just because you don't have planets in your 4th House don't think that you will not have a home! The sign on the cusp of this house, explained above, gives you clear information about your approach to building your nest, and the planet associated with that sign indicates the energy you use to accomplish that task.




Meeting the World on Your Terms

Career and financial arenas were for many years primarily part of the "man's world." Women stayed at home, cared for children, and took care of the social needs of the family. Now that so many women are in the work place, and with the advent of more open relationships where both partners are likely to share paying bills and making financial decisions, the world is changing. You can define your identity in the world in many ways today, including developing a career. Meeting the world on your own terms involves uncovering the manner in which you might shine most effectively and the way you use your resources, and creating a pathway which allows you to realize your goals.

The Midheaven, which is usually near the top of your astrological chart, is signified by an astrological sign. This point in your chart represents your vocation, your calling in life, and the sign at the Midheaven gives you several clues about your path in the outside world. Just as importantly, the Midheaven signifies your blossoming into wholeness and the manner by which you might best accomplish this experience. Your 10th House also provides information about your career path.

The influence of Cancer on your Midheaven indicates a need to create security as a primary feature of your life path. You may feel torn between creating a home and family and pursuing a career, because you probably have some strong ideas about wanting to make a difference in the world. It might seem more reasonable to focus more on one for a while, and then to pursue the other, instead of experiencing the inner conflict of trying to do everything at once. You are likely to enjoy many of the traditionally considered "domestic" activities, like cooking or sewing, and can be an exceptional homemaker. Even working outside the home, you may find yourself dealing with home related industries. Your interest in preserving what has gone before may lead you to spend time studying and endeavoring to preserve history through restoration, antiques or collecting. You have a good sensibility toward social issues, and may be drawn to politics, community development, and businesses which appeal to women and families. Your Moon's energy also has a powerful impact upon the choices you make and the path you take toward creating a fulfilling life, and strengthens the importance of choosing a career which feels good instead of just taking a job because you have to work.

The influence of your Gemini Moon may prompt you to juggle several things at once in your efforts to fulfill your needs for personal actualization. You may feel an  urge to share your ideas and convictions and to build bridges of communication between others. An interest in children's issues and education may also influence your career choices.

The process of work itself is usually seen through the 6th House in your chart. Through this facet of yourself, you express your approach and attitudes about working, and your ability to cooperate with others is also indicated here. This house is related to your physical health, and it's no surprise that you might hear the complaint (or feel it yourself), "I'm sick of my job." Instead of feeling thrown off balance by the tasks required to get through life, there are ways to use this part of your time and energy to strengthen your life.

You may feel that your work needs to mean something with Pisces ruling your 6th House. Your efforts in your job may sometimes be a little overboard, since you have a tendency to put the demands and needs of others first. This may stem from your need for a peaceful working environment. You may use your creative and imaginative sensibilities on the job and can enjoy work which brings beauty, serenity and magic into the world around you. Neptune's energy plays an important role in your approach to your job, and may stimulate an urge to become involved in charitable efforts or to work in fields which involve rescue and help.

You have no planets in your 6th House, but still need to do something productive with your life. This may be an indicator that you do not feel a need to focus all your attention on working. Look to the influences suggested by the sign on this house and to the planet ruling this house for more information about how to best approach fulfilling your needs for productivity and duty.

As a woman, you are innately creative. Although you may not consider yourself an artist, your creative spirit and drive are the mechanisms through which you shape your own life. Creative self-expression is seen strongly in the 5th House of your chart, and by incorporating these elements into your career, you will gain greater satisfaction from your work. If you have the time to concentrate on more recreational forms of creativity, this is the part of your chart which indicates what brings you pleasure. Life itself can certainly be a pleasurable experience - all the time, not just on holidays!

Aquarius' influence on your 5th House adds a need for experiences which are out of the ordinary in the realm of creativity and recreation. You may totally enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences and probably have an appreciation for originality in art and music. But your interests may also lean toward the experimental, and you may find some of the things advancing technology has to offer to be quite enjoyable. If you allow yourself to indulge your own artistic abilities, you will find that you are innovative, with a flair for unusual elements in your self-expression. With Uranus' energy also influencing this house, your creative originality is enhanced. You may be a gifted artist, designer, writer or musician. When you get away from it all, you really like to get away! Air travel may be a lot of fun, and if you're feeling stuck creatively, you may discover that you feel quite inspired and free when you're 30,000 feet above the earth!

Just because there are no planetary energies in your 5th House, do not despair. This does not indicate that you are somehow lacking in creativity. As you see from the sign on the cusp of your 5th House, your creative inclinations are driven by particular qualities and needs. Explore the different dimensions of the planet associated with your 5th House to gain insight into your creativity. By following these you'll find that you easily unlock your creative potential.

One of the most powerful creative drives in your chart is your Sun. Since this is the energy which can drive you to be noticed, learning to cultivate this aspect of yourself in a positive manner can amplify your success in life.

You may think you don't care much about success as long as it looks good on you. But you know that your Libra Sun is really driving you to reach a stage of getting things right and having life fit your set of specifications. Finding success through your associations with others may seem to be the easy way out, and you may keep trying to change them to fit your desires until you realize that you really are working on changing yourself. So, look in the mirror and start over. What do you want to see reflected back at you? See that confident smile? That's the look of success. The rest should be easy.

Your individuality is expressed through many different energies in your chart, but the energy which is most closely associated with the unique and individualistic part of yourself is Uranus. Through Uranian energy, you display your ingenuity and make the breakthroughs which allow you to move into new experiences. Uranus also prompts your rebellious nature, and the placement of this energy in your chart shows you where you are staging your own personal revolution.

With Uranus in Aries you may be a trendsetter, breaking into new territory in the world. Since this influence lasted from 1928 to 1935, many of the things which have been important to you as an individual have also been important to those born during this period. Your shared vision as a collective has been connected to a need to bring women into a true experience of autonomy and personal power. The areas where you have broken ground for your own personal autonomy are shown by the house where Uranus resides in your chart. 

The energy of Uranus in your 7th House may stimulate opportunities to work in a variety of social situations as you grow both personally and professionally. You may be involved in ground-breaking circumstances or may pioneer areas in partnership with others which develop new platforms for women, particularly in fields like law or even in the context of pure societal power. You do like your independence, and even when working with others will prefer to have ample room to do things on your own or in your unique manner.

The energy of Chiron is also a powerful factor for your outreach into the world. Through Chiron, you discover both strength and vulnerability. The vulnerability represented by Chiron is, in many ways, like a doorway which allows you to penetrate a deeper level of personal mastery. This is the process of initiation not unlike that which a Shaman must endure in order to learn how to travel between the worlds. Through Chiron, you learn how to travel between the world of your inner self and the world outside to achieve a sense of true purpose and wisdom.

You have Chiron in Taurus, signifying a need to discover the profound importance and effects of love. Your life purpose is centered around your needs for creating a world where you feel stable, and where your efforts create a haven of comfort. Consistency and resourcefulness can be your keys to achieving your personal aims. You may also feel that it is crucial to life to be in harmony with the earth, and will be much more satisfied with yourself and your life if you are making the best use of all your resources and not wasting or abusing them. 

With Chiron in your 8th House you're learning that everything in life is not what is seems to be on the surface. To find your real sense of purpose, you have to dig deep within yourself, and may have to abandon some of your old attachments in order to move ahead into a life which is truly satisfying and which feels complete. Your issues with inheritance, taxes and dying are all crucial to rising above your limitations.




Opening Your Heart

Ah, Love.... Songs, poems, novels, fairy-tales, movies all extol the power and pleasure of love - and for good reason: love is the food of life! There are many opportunities to love, in fact, a love affair with life is not a bad idea. But you also may need to "grow" love by sharing it, and therein is the seed of all relationships.

The planetary energies which are most usually associated with love are Venus and Neptune. Venusian energy radiates directly from your heart, from the center of yourself, where love resides deep within. Loving is an inner experience. The more you open to the love you hold within yourself, the more it grows. Your feelings of worthiness are represented by Venus, and as you grow to understand and appreciate your own value as a woman, it becomes easier to let this love energy flow through your life. Neptunian energy is Divine compassionate love - the love which does not judge and readily forgives. Neptune is the realm of romance, mysticism and heavenly perfection. Truly transcendent Neptunian love arises when you have healthy boundaries of your own, otherwise, you can become a victim of your own illusions!

Love may be the central focus of your life since you have Venus in Leo. The experience of falling in love, surrendering to passionate romance, opening to the feeling that you are the most important part of someone's life is the stuff your dreams are made of. But stop for a moment and look into the mirror. If the truth is told, you are a very important part of your own life, right? And that's okay, as long as your self-awareness is not pure selfishness! For love to grow in your heart, it has to involve mutual respect, trust and loyalty. If those features are lost or diminished, you may feel the flame of love is beginning to die. You really do have a big heart, and it feels wonderful when you can do something special for those you love and admire. Sometimes, giving is the way you fill your own heart with love, although you do adore it when someone pampers you. Love is the place where you shine the brightest, and when your heart is open to love, you feel alive. Letting go is difficult for you and if a love relationship ends, you may still carry a torch for that man forever; but it's to your advantage to know when to let go and move on. If you're still stuck in the past, you can miss something pretty spectacular in the here and now!

The semi-sextile connection between your Sun and Venus adds a positive measure of charm to your personality, and may enhance your ability to express your feelings of attraction. You can send just the right subtle signals when you're interested in someone, but have to be careful about assuming the outcome.

You can be quite reliable in your love relationships with Venus in trine aspect to Saturn. You believe in a love which endures and will grow best in relationships which provide an opportunity for mutual trust and support. Patience with your own mere humanity adds a sense of practical humility, and reflects in your attitudes of helpful acceptance toward others. You're willing to put effort into your relationships instead of just expecting that they arrive ready-made. Opening your heart is easy when you trust yourself, and developing that sense of self-acceptance is one of the key ingredients for experiencing the kind of relationship that can stand the test of time. For you, love is the great teacher, and you are the willing student.

Love is the force which shapes and sustains your life with Venus conjunct Neptune. Your romantic nature inspires you to believe in the ultimate possibilities of love, and you may have very definitive fantasies about loving. When you're in love, your compassion knows no bounds. You may feel that you could sacrifice anything for the man you love, and sometimes do. Yearning for a soul mate, you expect the same high ideals from your partner, although you may not always find them. Your emotional boundaries can be quite flexible, which allows you to feel what others are feeling, but which can also be confusing when you're trying to determine what's going on with you individually. You may not always feel confident taking the initiative in love, and may spend more time fantasizing about possibilities than you spend acting on your desires. You need a love which honors your spirituality and sensitivity, and need to safeguard against falling into situations which would abuse your kindhearted care and concern.

As one of the generation of women born with Neptune in Virgo, you are working toward a sense of spiritual perfection. This influences every aspect of your life, especially your relationships, and those relationships which distort your sense of divine harmony may be especially difficult for you to tolerate. But you may also have a kind of addiction to perfection which makes it almost impossible to feel that you really deserve the love you need. When you realize that everything is perfect, including you, loving gets easier, since self-acceptance is easier. This is especially critical at this time in your life when you are facing the process of aging. After all, you've had a kind of fascination with youthful vitality. You can still radiate that energy regardless of your chronological age, and may finally be willing to deal directly with the perfection of each stage of your life. In your relationships you will be challenged to release dysfunctionality and face your real needs. These include a life of truly simple pleasures, unencumbered by external pressures which get in the way of just enjoying the company of those you love.

There are no major aspects to Neptune in your chart. To a large extent, this indicates that the energy of Neptune is empowered, because it operates without undue influence from others energies in your chart. Through turning inward and developing a relationship with your inner self you discover a realm of imagination and spirituality which can be expressed through creative artistry. The qualities of this energy may be an outstanding force in your life, and this is the energy which people frequently associate with your identity.

The houses in your chart which amplify love relationships are the 5th, 7th, and 11th Houses. Through the 5th House, you experience giving love. It is through this facet of yourself that you have love affairs, playful and recreational relationships and where you produce the offspring of loving. The offspring can range from artistic endeavors to children. But when dealing with relationships, this is the space which is usually occupied by loving another in an intimate sense.

The influence of Aquarius on your 5th House provides an unconventional approach to affairs of the heart. You can be rather experimental through your love affairs, and look for unusual options to fulfill your desires. To open your heart, you need to know that you are free to be yourself, without conditions. A love without boundaries is best for you, although that really does not mean "no strings attached."  Taking an irresponsible attitude in your love relationships will leave you with a broken heart. Perhaps a safer approach, particularly in your young adulthood, is to be focused fully upon the moment and enjoying it completely and honestly. If you are not ready to make a commitment, but want to allow the love you feel to flow easily, let your lover know that. You may also discover that you attract men who are emotionally distant, and that will continue to be the case until you allow yourself to be more available on an emotional level. With Uranus ruling this house, you need to develop friendships as part of your love relationships and may find that your most enduring love occurs between yourself and those who are you dearest friends. A friend can also be a lover or life partner.

You have no planetary energy in your 5th House. There is no need to be alarmed, because this does not indicate that you will be without love in your life. As you've seen above, you have definite inclinations in love relationships. To further understand what you need from a lover and how you can become more adept at giving love, study the planet associated with this house.

The 7th House of your chart illustrates what you're seeking from a partner. More importantly, this part of your chart also tells a story about the kind of partner you really want to become. This is also the realm of social contact, and provides information about your approach to socialization. Although marriage agreements are shown through the 7th House, planets here (or a lack of planets here) do not "promise" marriage or its lack. But if your 7th House is highly activated, you may be more motivated to find a partner.

Your 7th House is ruled by Aries, indicating that you may be the one who initiates partnerships. You need relationships which provide ample room for independence and autonomy, especially your own. It's important that you try to be fair-minded in this regard, and that you avoid any type of passive manipulation of your partner, since it will only come back to haunt you. If you attract a man who is very strong willed and controlling, you can learn to stand up to him. In fact, you may prefer a relationship which is active and somewhat challenging. But if you do not know how to assert your own needs, you may ultimately grow to resist his control and can become belligerent instead of cooperative. You do need a relationship based upon equality and harmony, but with Mars ruling this house, need to direct your own energy into making the relationship work to the benefit of both parties. Dealing with anger in a direct and forthright manner can make a big difference in the nature of your personal contentment with your marriage.

Your independent spirit may stir up trouble with Uranus in the 7th House. Your freedom song takes a high priority, and you have your own ideas about what a marriage should be. These ideas may run counter to societal "norms," which is okay with you, since you're a ground-breaker in this area anyway! Any vows you exchange will be unique to your situation. You need a partner who will honor your needs for autonomy, and will enjoy a relationship with a man who is comfortable with his own independence. You may attract a series of unreliable men, especially if you have not yet learned to discipline yourself when it comes to commitments. Finding that real freedom entails responsibility is one of your most challenging lessons, especially within the context of personal relationships.

It is through the 11th House that you learn about unconditional relationships, and where you open to receiving love and support from others. Here you find your friends, your supportive professional allies, and your community. Through this facet of yourself you develop your special interests. And here you set your goals for the future. It's wonderful the way friends can support your aims, provide feedback when you need objectivity, and comfort you when you're facing challenges. Your approach to friendship is also seen through this part of your chart.

You have Leo influencing your 11th House, signifying that your friendships are based upon strong loyalty. You appreciate friends who will acknowledge your accomplishments and who support your self-expression. Sometimes, though, it's harder to give them the same attention, so try to avoid being too self-absorbed and give your friends a chance to show off, too! You may not intend to ignore their accomplishments, and would probably be the first to want to open doors for them, but intentions and actions are sometimes different. You may also have friends in positions of influence and prominence who share and compliment your own interests and actions. With the energy of your Sun stimulating this area, you will love being surrounded by those who share your interests, and can be quite influential and inspiring to others. Opening your heart to receive love feels wonderful for you, and you truly appreciate the admiration, care and affection that comes your way. Just try to remember to get your ego out of the way, and learn to distinguish between those true friends who really care for you and those who would stroke your ego for a few favors.

You may love spending time with your friends with Venus in your 11th House. This energy is likely to attract women friends and artistic individuals whose tastes and refinement are appealing to you. Through shared efforts with friends, you may also strive to support and protect the arts within your community. You'll probably meet and establish your best friendships while pursuing your own artistic interests, and will appreciate friends who applaud your own talents. Sometimes you can be a little lazy about doing things for your friends - it's easier when they're doing something for you. But it's hard for you to say, "No" when your support is requested. It's a good idea to have a few parties which encourage camaraderie and sharing, and you may really like playing the role of the hostess with the mostest.

Through the energy of Neptune in your 11th House, you seek friends whose ideology and beliefs echo your own. Your closest friendships may be forged when you discover your shared ideals, and you will appreciate a friend whose spirituality is genuine and pure. You may be quite determined to do things with your life which will make a difference in the quality of life for others, and are likely to find friends who are also participating in these experiences. Whether through the arts, charitable efforts, spiritual paths, humanitarian service or public institutions, as long as the motivation is to uplift the spirit of humankind, you can find very dear and special friends. But you are also vulnerable when it comes to friendships. If you choose friends indiscriminately, you can be deceived by them. You like to think the best of your friends, and may give them the benefit of the doubt when they do not deserve it. Listen to your intuitive and psychic sensibilities regarding your friends. If something does not feel right, don't get involved. It's difficult to do, especially if you begin to feel guilty because you've said no. But sometimes, you have to draw the line.




Power Issues:  Sex, Money and Control

Personal power is an individual expression, and has different meanings for each person. As a woman in the world today, your opportunity to experience and express your personal power is largely dependent upon the manner in which you develop it. Particularly in the Western World, as times have changed and the power base has gradually evolved beyond the patriarchal control of the last centuries, women are seeking to define their place in the world: collectively and individually. Gaining influence in the world through career and financial development, you begin to understand the different levels of power. Within the family, your roles are also evolving. You are also more free to express your sexual needs and desires, and demand that you are respected as a person and not sexually abused. But everything stems from your ability to identify, embrace and assimilate the true nature of your power as an individual woman.

On a personal level, you can begin to identify much about your own power by looking deeply into the meaning of your 1st House: Your Personality Self. Early in your report you read about what you project about yourself as identified by your Ascendant. Your first House further defines that projection of the Self, and is an area where you carve out much about the way you show yourself to the world on your own terms.

Through your Libra Ascendant your personality takes on that unmistakable air of refined grace and good taste. Your power radiates as a true beauty which can be both attractive and  can inspire a real sense of peace and harmony. In the world, you can be a voice for justice and fairness. This begins with a deep sense of self-worth, which is critical to your ability to allow your beauty and intelligence to shine forth. But you may question your value, or wonder if you're beautiful or smart enough, and have this uncanny ability to always be comparing yourself to other women. These comparisons, especially when occurring unconsciously, undermine your personal power. If you're always worried about what everyone else will think, you may lose track of what you think and feel. You can also undermine your power when you spend your time trying to keep everybody happy, or when you adopt behaviors which are placating. Peace at any price is too costly, especially if it means that you give and give and never allow yourself to receive. By remaining honestly conscious of your real needs while still acknowledging the needs of others, you will establish that sense of balance in your relationships which is truly empowering to everyone.

Mercury's energy in your 1st House brings an opportunity to strengthen your personal power through enhancing your communication skills and improving your mind. Learning may be a lifelong passion for you, and others will learn to look to you to provide information, clarification and understanding. If you're confident in your abilities as a communicator, you may gain power through writing, speaking, public relations, or teaching. However, if you do not yet trust your communicative ability, it's a good idea to develop it because this is one of your keys to establishing an identity which feels right. You may also be quite talkative, and can undermine your power by chattering endlessly about meaningless details or gossip, so try to be aware of the nature of what you're communicating!

You like to win with Mars in your 1st House and may prove your power through competitive or challenging ventures. Whether you're running a marathon or climbing the ladder in your profession, you like to feel that you can conquer anything. You may have amazing courage which is exceptionally empowering. In the process of meeting some of life's challenges, you can be a bit abrasive, and must be aware of the way others are responding to your assertive nature if you are to avoid generating hostility. You will fight for yourself when necessary, but you can also be belligerent in a negative sense unless you're aware of the impact of your actions. Just reacting spontaneously to every situation can get you into trouble and may weaken your effectiveness. If you are accident-prone, part of the problem may be the result of jumping into situations without thinking or moving too quickly for the circumstances. To be really powerful, you need to establish your independence and autonomy without creating extreme disruption or destruction in your path.

Another power space on your chart is your Midheaven. This point, which is usually at the top of your chart and marks the cusp of the 10th House, is like the crown and torch of the Statue of Liberty. Here too, are the indicators of the types of people you most admire, and the clues to what you need to develop within yourself to attain unshakable self-respect.

Through your Cancer Midheaven you experience the need for the power which arises when you feel connected to a world which is safe and secure. You have a deep understanding of the power of human potential, and may feel drawn to use your own influence to help foster the needs of children and to stabilize the role of families. Your admiration for those in public service may be quite strong. Whether you like it or not, you've also been immensely influenced by your mother and the women in your family. You may ultimately take on a role which is akin to family matriarch within your family, from which you can wield immense power. But you may also perform quite well in roles which allow you to initiate new opportunities for women in the world.

Pluto's energy in your 10th House suggests a need to express yourself in a life path which centers upon transformational change. The healing arts may be especially important, but you can express your healing energy if many different professions - from cooking meals to hairdressing to music or writing. What you need to acknowledge is that you have a powerful desire and need to see things change. Your touch and artistry can restore something (or someone) to its rightful valuable place. You're an explorer, a researcher - one who looks beneath the surface to find what lies at the core. You're a natural alchemist and metaphysician. You may bump shoulders with many powerful people, since like attracts like. And once you are comfortable with the true nature of your own strengths, you can move into positions of great influence, which need to be driven through a heart of compassion. The type of work you do may not be as important as the manner in which you choose to do it, and that must reflect a strong conviction in yourself as a woman of compassionate power.

The frustration which arises from your Sun in square aspect to your Midheaven results from a deep-seated need to overcome the obstacles in your path in order to prove your power. Although some of those obstacles may be the result of life circumstances, you may realize that you have a part in placing (or maintaining) many of them, especially if your attitudes about achieving your goals are negatively stubborn or fearful. If you feel that others are standing in your way, it is important to determine if that is really the case, or if you simply do not trust your own abilities. By surrendering your ego's needs for control or recognition to your inner needs for true personal fulfillment, you may find that your goals are more clear, and within reach.

Your rebellious nature can get in the way of achieving your aims. The energy of Uranus in square aspect to your Midheaven stimulates your need for independence, and sometimes the changes you create or experience can turn your life upside down. You will probably not enjoy a regular 9:00 to 5:00 job, and if given the chance to be more flexible may perform better. But in order to achieve the satisfaction you desire from a career or profession, you need to feel that your efforts stand out from the crowd. It takes some maturity to figure out how to do that without appearing purely disruptive, but you can accomplish it if you desire. You probably don't care about fitting into a mold anyway, and when you learn to use your uniqueness to your advantage, you'll be amazed at the results.

Neptune's energy in sextile aspect to your Midheaven stimulates your desire to use your career in service to the needs of humanity and the fulfillment of your spiritual ideals. You may also be drawn to a career in the arts, and if you achieve success in this area, may turn your energy and influence toward empowering others in some manner.

Someone once said that money makes the world go around, and from all evidence, it certainly seems to be a powerful force. Money, in fact, symbolizes power. With money, you can have what you want. With more money, you can have more of what you want. Without money, you may want what you cannot have. Your relationship with money is an extremely intimate and seductive force. The way you use your resources - money, time, energy - says a lot about how you perceive your own power and personal worth. This facet of yourself is expressed through the 2nd House of your chart. Here, you express your value systems. The important special link between finances and self-esteem cannot be understated, and is especially important for you as a woman. In order to extract the real value of your talents and services from others in the world (such as what you are paid from your job), you must first value yourself.

Scorpio's qualities radiate through your 2nd House, intensifying your need to make the best use of your personal resources. You may have a lot invested in establishing financial strength, and can be very possessive when it comes to your finances. For this reason, you may not like the idea of anyone else controlling your money, although you might appreciate advice or support which will increase the value of your resources. Sometimes, it's not easy for you to share, especially when you're feeling vulnerable, and you can even be a little stingy with your time if you don't like the person who is asking for it! That's perfectly okay as long as you're clear about your motivations. You may even withhold favors when you've been emotionally wounded; you are protecting your vulnerability can keep yourself from having something you want. If someone has insulted your personal worth, you may completely shut them out, feeling that you don't want to waste your time with anyone who cannot see your value. Just be sure you're clear about this before you torch that bridge!  Learning to get the most for your time, money and investments will probably extend to your desire to learn a bit about economics. With Pluto's energy influencing this house, you may also be quite focused on avoiding waste. For this reason, recycling makes a lot of sense to you, and you can stretch your resources much further when you apply this to everything you own - including your time and energy!

Just because your 2nd House is empty do not think that you'll be without money. This can, in fact, be a strong indicator that money matters will not be a primary drive in your life. Self-esteem issues may not be extremely powerful for you either, although you can strengthen your sense of self-worth by embracing the qualities associated with the sign which is on the cusp of this house.

Resources which you share with others are reflected in the 8th House of your chart. Whether you're considering joint property and finances, inheritance, insurance settlements or tax obligations, this area is not as free and easy as the 2nd House, which seems more like what you want for yourself alone. Another layer of this part of your life deals with your sexuality, and the manner in which you open intimately to others. This is a very personal space, and it is probably one of the most guarded aspects of any woman's psyche. It is here that much wounding has taken place over many centuries, and it is here that the mask of propriety has to be removed in order to openly accept and integrate that fact that you are a person who needs wholeness and healing, and who yearns to bond at the most alchemical level with life itself.

Here you also find your compulsions. It's no wonder that you don't display this part of yourself to just anybody. You have to feel safe to open this facet of yourself, and you realize that this vulnerability can be used against you in power plays. But what you may not always remember is that this is also where you have the power! In true tantric traditions, it is through the vessel of a woman's sexual energy that a couple can ride the wave of sexual ecstasy. This also extends to the other power aspects of any relationship. If your transformational and magical qualities are blocked, the whole of the relationship will suffer.

Your approach to the bond of power created in your sexual relationships can be quite intense with Taurus influencing your 8th House. You need to feel deep love for a man before you are comfortable with the vulnerability which accompanies sexual sharing. When you do express this aspect of yourself, your sensuality guides you into the realm of desire and fulfillment, and you'll be much more satisfied with a relationship which delights all your senses. You can become very attached to your partner, and your possessiveness can lead to jealousy if you feel threatened. For that reason, it is important that you understand the real feelings you have for one another, and it's equally important to realize that the changes you experience over time may alter those feelings in some way. You may not like that fact, since you don't like the idea of letting go of your attachments. Unless you can allow room for the creative qualities of love to change you, you'll never experience the real alchemy of bonding with your partner. Although you may take an apparently passive approach in dealing with joint finances, you probably have your eye on what's going on. If you discover problems, deception or difficulties here, you will lose trust for your partner. Money issues within your relationship can be handled amicably as long as there is trust and you feel that you have a say in what's going on. If a relationship ends, you'll discover that your attachment to the things you've accumulated can become a major issue. If you attempt to maintain harmony with your ex by giving him everything, you'll only resent yourself. But if you don't know where to draw the line, you'll hurt yourself. Maybe you should consider a prenuptial agreement before you marry, even if you don't have many resources. It might solve a number of potential problems later on.

Since you have no planets in the 8th House you may not be obsessed with too many problems or hassles with the issues of this area in your life. But you may not get off free on this one, either. Study the sign on the cusp of this house and read everything noted about the planet associated with that sign, because this is the energy tied up with your emotional attachments!

Mars energy is about getting what you want by going after it. Mars is drive. Mars is courage. Mars is desire. Mars is unabashed sexuality. Mars is the fuel for personal power. Men do Mars quite effectively, right down to fighting and war. But you also have a warrior spirit, an Amazon Self. This is your Mars. If you fail to own and utilize your own Martian force, you lose power.

Although you have definite ideas about what is and is not proper in relationships between men and women, you can throw caution to the wind when you're strongly attracted to a man. With Mars in Libra you may spend a lot of time thinking about the right partner, and if you think you've found him, may not have a lot of patience when he hems and haws trying to decide whether or not to ask you out. Go ahead. Take the lead. Then at least you'll know something. And you can do things which still give him a chance to salvage his pride. You probably know all of those techniques from long years of practice. Your power is strengthened through your charm and grace but is undermined when you're lazy or too dependent. Just because you think having the right man will make life easier, don't count on it. Your relationships are your proving ground where you learn that you must stand up for yourself and ask for what you need. They also provide your opportunity to really become considerate of the needs of your partner. In the bedroom you love all that romantic stuff - the pretty design, soft pillows, sweet fragrance, the right lighting, wonderful music - and when you've got the ambiance just right, then you may feel you can let your passions loose. Sexual sharing which allows for a real exchange of energy, exemplified by tantric teachings, may be just what you've needed. That old approach of two minutes and you're done just does not satisfy your needs to feel the bond you want with your partner. But it may not be him who's resisting.

The cooperative sextile aspect between Saturn and Mars indicates that you can be effective in controlling your own life. Your ability to respect the limitations of others and to honor your own is part of this self-direction, but so is your ability to take charge when necessary. You probably like being in positions of power, and can be a very effective leader or executive. Dealing with authorities is reasonably easy for you, too, although you still may have your qualms about whether or not some people in power really deserve to be there!

With Mars and Pluto in square aspect there are definite power issues present in your life. Whether you suffer from personal loss or pain residing in your past or are in current abusive circumstances which feel like you've lost your power, at some point in your life you may have to deal with abuse of power. Sometimes this aspect indicates deep buried resentment or guilt which hides in the abyss of your past. Without addressing these old issues you may always feel that you are somehow undermined no matter what you do. The beauty of this aspect though is that you are continually prompted to find out what's hidden deep in your psyche around issues like sex, death and power. If you hold resentment toward men, find out why. Just deciding that they're all dogs will not do you much good - it only builds more negativity. The way you use your own sexuality also says a lot about how you feel concerning power and concerning yourself. Exploring your sexual needs in many different contexts may provide the answers you seek. Ignoring your sexual needs will only lead to greater frustration and more resentment toward yourself. This is an aspect of choice -- the choice to direct your energy toward regeneration and healing or the choice to live a self-destructive life. That's a lot of personal power!

Saturn plays the role of the big controller in your life. Sometimes that control seems to come from outside. You know - all the rules and regulations, the authority figures, the intimidating people who tell you what to do - this is the Saturn of the outside world. But you have the same traffic cop in the back of your own mind, telling you what is right and wrong, chiding you when you make a mistake, holding you back when you're about to do something stupid. Saturn control can be a good thing. This is your energy for self-discipline, clarity and focus. You need Saturn. But you need Saturn in its most productive sense. You do not need the guilt, intimidation and self-limitation that keep you from having what you require from life.

Through your Saturn in Sagittarius you can be philosophical about the way you use control.  Education may be important too. Your sense of personal power is strong when your life is a reflection of your deeply held beliefs and ideals. You have to walk the talk in order to be totally free and alive. Because you may feel a strong need to share your thoughts and ideals with others, you may always be teaching (or preaching!). But the kind of teacher you become will be determined by whether or not you make room for real diversity. If you are caught in self-righteous idealism, you will ultimately lose power because you will then move away from the Source of Truth.

Your are empowered when you've established strong emotional stability. With your Moon in opposition to Saturn, you are quite willing to work toward that end, but may be afraid that you'll never get there. You have to overcome your fear of not having what you need from life, and will feel empowered when you confront your fears and anxieties. Self-acceptance is the first and most important step in this process.

Your realistic attitudes provide a strong foundation for your personal success with Mercury in sextile aspect to Saturn. Since you can be a superb planner, you'll find that you feel confident because you're prepared. Your intellectual development is a strong source of power in your life.

Sustaining your self worth seems natural with Venus in trine aspect to Saturn. You know that you build solid foundations when you develop your talents, share what you have and teach what you know. Love is the key to your power, and sometimes being there for someone else in times of trouble strengthens you, too. You may also have a good ability to manage your finances, which forms an excellent base for power on many level.

Plutonian control is sometimes difficult to grasp, but it's definitely there. When you feel this control from outside yourself, it is undermining and extremely intimidating. The force of Pluto is buried deep within your psyche. It is unleashed and grows in a manner like the process of mitosis in a fertilized cell, which is altered, splits off, combines with other cells and ultimately becomes an organism. Through Pluto, you experience the power of life, birth, healing, and the ultimate change of death. If you are trapped in a mire of shame, guilt and self-destructiveness, you may have undergone a Plutonian transformation as a result of trauma earlier in your life. But it is this same force which plants the seeds of change that eventually can lead to the creation of a new self.

With Pluto in your 10th House achieving a sense of power can definitely be among your ambitions.  This can be a highly creative position for Pluto, since exercising your ability to bring about transformational change and healing through your career path can be quite a challenge.  Even if you decide not to follow a carer path, you can still be a powerful force in your family and may even play an influenial matriarchal role as you mature.  However, you're likely to run into power issues with others too, since as you become more adept at moving through the chain of command your presence and stength can attract power struggles with others. This is not the only option, since you may also find that you enjoy rubbing shoulders with the movers and shakers.  After all, that's where you belong! But before you can achieve the levels of success you deeply desire, you may have to address buried resentments, guilt or shame which have their origins in your past.  In essence, you can become a vessel for regeneration and healing, and your own wounds may be the keys to your power to influence change in the lives of others.

Your rebellious nature can get in the way of achieving your aims. The energy of Uranus in square aspect to your Midheaven stimulates your need for independence, and sometimes the changes you create or experience can turn your life upside down. You will probably not enjoy a regular 9:00 to 5:00 job, and if given the chance to be more flexible may perform better. But in order to achieve the satisfaction you desire from a career or profession, you need to feel that your efforts stand out from the crowd. It takes some maturity to figure out how to do that without appearing purely disruptive, but you can accomplish it if you desire. You probably don't care about fitting into a mold anyway, and when you learn to use your uniqueness to your advantage, you'll be amazed at the results.




Embracing Your Divine Self

In western society today it's okay to admit that women are Goddesses. This, in itself, implies that the power of The Source may not be solely masculine. In essence, this power contains All That Is, but as a woman, you express it through your Goddess Self. This part of yourself is always there when you feel abandoned or alone to give you comfort. Your Goddess Self is standing firmly beside you when you face a major challenge, sharing her strength and support. Your Goddess Self opens the doors to Truth and Understanding. She is the essence of all that is Love. Look in the mirror. Stare deeply into your own eyes and you will see her reflected back at you.

When you need to get in touch with your inner being, an exercise in guided imagery can help you make the transition from your everyday thinking to heightened awareness. Take a few minutes to make this journey. Before you begin, find time to be alone. Sit or lie down in a comfortable position in a place that feels safe to you. Take three deep breaths. With each breath, release the tension from your body as you exhale. As you inhale, fill yourself with energy, light and inner calm. Then, close your eyes, and take one more relaxing breath.

Imagine that you are walking through a beautiful park. You hear around you the sounds of the city, the hustle and bustle. You see a bench in a secluded part of the park, which sits beneath a ray of sunlight. As you feel the warm breeze tickling your face, you close your eyes and focus your attention on the song of a nearby bird. Other birds join in the song, and you feel yourself smiling. When you open your eyes, you see a magnificent parrot sitting next to you on the park bench. The parrot invites you to join him, perches on your shoulder and whispers in your ear about a secret path. As you follow the path, the park begins to change, and the colors around you come alive. You feel that you have been transported into another dimension where everything is clear and perfectly in harmony. All the creatures communicate with one another in their special manner, and you are aware of the many things they are saying. As you continue onward, you feel that you're walking on air with the new knowledge you've obtained. At the end of the path are two portals. You choose one of them, and when you enter you meet a man and woman who seem to be twins. They are dressed alike in white, gold and yellow, and each of them wears a cape outlined in fiery orange colors. The three of you walk arm in arm together, and your new friends tell you of their ideas. They have brought you to a bench and table, where you sit together. Suddenly people appear, bringing items and laying them on the table. There are books, papers, pens, devices you recognize and some you've never seen before. The woman snaps her fingers, and everything is magically transformed into a size which fits into a small satchel. When you reach into the satchel, you simply think about what you want, and it appears there in your hands. Your experience in this magical space reminds you that you always have all the ideas you need and everything necessary to express them.