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Astrological Profile for Barbara Walters

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Your Chart Data

 

      Name:      Barbara Walters
      Date:         Sep25, 1929
      Time:        06:50:00 AMEDT  +04:00
      Place:        Boston,MA          
                        071W03'37"  042N21'30

 

Planet

Sign

Position

House

 

House Cusps

Sun

Libra

01ÁLi53'

12th

 

01  04ÁLi04'

Moon

Gemini

23ÁGe31'

09th

 

02  00ÁSc10'

Mercury

Libra

23ÁLi21'

01st

 

03  00ÁSg47'

Venus

Leo

29ÁLe44'

11th

 

04  04ÁCp47'

Mars

Libra

22ÁLi33'

01st

 

05  08ÁAq34'

Jupiter

Gemini

16ÁGe14'

09th

 

06  08ÁPi42'

Saturn

Sagittarius

24ÁSg30'

03rd

 

07  04ÁAr04'

Uranus

Aries

09ÁAr42' R

07th

 

08  00ÁTa10'

Neptune

Virgo

02ÁVi15'

11th

 

09  00ÁGe47'

Pluto

Cancer

19ÁCa30'

10th

 

10  04ÁCa47'

Midheaven

Cancer

04ÁCa47'

 

 

11  08ÁLe34'

Ascendant

Libra

04ÁLi04'

 

 

12  08ÁVi42'

 

Planet

Element

Mode

Elemental Balance

Modal Balance

Sun

Air

Cardinal

3 Fire   

7 Cardinal

Moon

Air

Mutable

1 Earth  

1 Fixed  

Mercury

Air

Cardinal

6 Air    

4 Mutable

Venus

Fire

Fixed

2 Water  

   

Mars

Air

Cardinal

   

   

Jupiter

Air

Mutable

   

   

Saturn

Fire

Mutable

   

   

Uranus

Fire

Cardinal

   

   

Neptune

Earth

Mutable

   

   

Pluto

Water

Cardinal

   

   

Midheaven

Water

Cardinal

   

   

Ascendant

Air

Cardinal

   

   

 


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Just for Women

An AstrologicalPortrait

Prepared forBarbara Walters

Your astrological chart provides an amazing guidepostto the most important aspect of your life: an understanding of yourself. As awoman today, you face the challenge of discovering yourself within the contextof many life experiences. You wear a variety of faces and play many roles,experiences which can both enhance and complicate your feeling of satisfactionwith yourself and your life. Your astrological chart provides indicators whichhelp to define who you are, strengthening an understanding of your needs onevery level. Each chart is different in its make-up, and the myriadcombinations of influences help to underscore the importance of each person asan individual. One thing you must remember when working with astrology: it isthrough your free will that you make choices. Your "chart" does notmake you do anything!

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

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

 

 

 

AnOverall Glimpse at Your Astrological Chart

The astrological signs are defined by one of fourelements: fire, earth, air or water. The fire and air elements have a yang(masculine polarity) quality, and tend to be more outgoing and assertive intheir nature, whereas the earth and water elements have a yin (femininepolarity) quality, and are more receptive by nature. The elemental balance inyour 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 airenergy, indicating that you function very easily on the mental plane. Living inthe 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'sfrivolous, but because you need to make contact. Most comfortable with otherswho 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'reinvolved in a mental project or study. But if you're stuck worrying, you mayfind it difficult to break the habit. The elemental balance in yourastrological chart indicates that earth is a weak factor, signifying that youmay sometimes feel a need for greater stability. Practical matters may notalways be a primary consideration when making major decisions. The problem withlittle 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. Duringthe times in your life when you feel out of touch or uncertain, get back tonature. 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 determinedby 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 strongestmode is Cardinal, indicating that your basic approach to life is one of gettingthings started. You're an initiator, and are happiest when you're beginningsomething new. This factor sometimes indicates an enhanced sense of courage andenthusiasm. A strong ability to get things going, maintain your inspiration,carry through with your commitments and complete projects. Your ability to dealwith different styles and human diversity enhances your spirit of cooperation,and makes you a good choice for leadership positions. However, you also haveadequate amounts of mutable energy, which is expressed through your ability toremain flexible when necessary. Your weakest link is in fixity, which indicatesthat you sometimes fail to stay with a person, project or situation untilyou'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 independenceand autonomy, and that you feel most validated when you feel that you're livinglife on your own terms. You may find it difficult to allow others to support orhelp you, even when you want them to lend a hand, and can certainly havetrouble asking for assistance (especially if you feel it diminishes your senseof self to do so!). Relationships can be difficult for you unless you are in asituation which allows equanimity and equality, but be careful of your tendencyto want to take the lead all of the time. True equality means that bothpartners are powerful.When you view your chart as a whole, you'll notice thatthere is an emphasis of planets on the top half of the chart. This hemispherestrength indicates that you are driven by a need for recognition, and that youcan be quite comfortable in the public eye. Career may have a high priority foryou, and if you are not employed outside the home, you may be quite busy incommunity or civic affairs. You are drawn by the world, and your need for validationis most easily satisfied when your achievements are acknowledged and respectedin some way. You may be quite influential in the lives of others, and havestrong potential as a leader, teacher or mentor. However, you also need toremember that you must allow some "down" time, and that your home andfamily may provide an important security base.

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

 

 

 

Projection of Your Real Self

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

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

Your Ascendant is the face you present to theworld, 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 specialcare 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 pulloff a class act when you want. You're most comfortable in a serene environmentand prefer to maintain a sense of social grace and charm whenever possible. Ifthere 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 yourchart. You may easily command attention when you enter a room, and may be quitecomfortable in elegant dress. Your hair is a matter of pride for you, and youcan change your entire personality by altering your hair style and color.

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

Uranus opposes your Ascendant in your chart,adding a powerful element of surprise to your self-projection. Others may neverknow what to expect from you except that change is always a possibility. Evenif you are married and playing the role of mother, you are not likely to dothings in a traditional manner. You're the woman who can adopt a lifestylewhich is definitely an alternative to the norm. But you may also resist makingcommitments, attracting others who are just as stubbornly independent asyourself. 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 emotionallyavailable. You need ample room to experiment with your identity, to be free toexpress yourself. A partnership which supports your personal growth will workbeautifully. But a situation which stifles your growth and independence willonly spawn your rebellion.

There are many different facets of the Moon inyour chart. But when it comes to your identity, your Moon speaks volumes aboutwho you are at the deepest level: the soul of your being. Your Gemini Moon addsa quality of curiosity to your personality. Your real self is driven by a needfor experience a wide variety of situations, to explore the world of ideas andto connect to others through your mind. You are the ever-curious girl,regardless of your age: your mental attitudes can be forever young. Needingplenty of room to try out your diverse interests, you may be difficult to pindown.

 

 

 

Understanding Your Inner Feminine Self

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

The primary energies associated with your innerfeminine self are the Moon and Venus, but Neptune and Pluto are alsosignificant in your experience and expression of this part of your psyche. TheMoon is the energy which filters through your subconscious self, and tells thestory 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 isyour 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 theworld, but to be truly effective, you must first own this energy and know howto use it to care for yourself!

Through your Gemini Moon your connection to thefeminine aspect of yourself arises first through your mind. Mental stimulationkeeps your soul alive, and as long as you are learning and feel that you areexposed 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 stalerepetition, since the variation in life experiences you explore out of a needto see and do as much as possible may seem "unfeminine". In manyrespects, you may present an androgynous quality, and may feel quite at home insituations or attire which incorporate both "masculine" and"feminine" elements. You may love children, and have a special knackfor 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 alivewithin the young. But your lighthearted spirit can also be uplifting to anyonewho shares a conversation or spends time with you. Because you are easilydistracted, you might have difficulty maintaining a regular routine, or mayeven find it impossible to maintain the same relationship for long. A partnerwho is as open to new experience and exploration as you are can be perfect, butyou have little patience for those who lack curiosity or interest. Your varietyof friends, lovers, mates, careers and homes can lead to a feeling that nothingstays the same for long. Yet you can be consistent when something or someone holdsyour interest. It's a pretty tall order, but after all, don't you deservesomething exceptional?

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

With your Moon in trine aspect to Mars, you can bequite confident about expressing your feelings and asserting yourself in apositive manner. Your knack for dealing with people is excellent, and you canbe quite effective dealing with men on your own terms. You are likely to findthe male-female dance quite interesting and enjoyable, and the differencesbetween men and women are more intriguing to you than they are perplexing. As amother, you can be especially supportive, since you enjoy dealing with yourchildren on their level and generate an atmosphere of safe support, creativityand fun. In relationships, you are not likely to hesitate about expressing theway you feel, and can show all your emotions, including anger, without worryingif they are "acceptable." Since you take yourself at face value, you may also have the sameapproach to dealing with others, which makes for a great ingredient in anyrelationship.

With your Moon conjunct Jupiter, you are adie-hard optimist, and your energy can inspire and encourage others, too. Morelikely to think about conquering the horizon ahead than staying in the presentmoment, you are also quite independent and don't like to think about settingpersonal limitations. Consequently, it's easy to overdo it. Whether you makepromises 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 presentmoment some of the time. You can be difficult to pin down, and your adventurousspirit may be more at home when you're on the move than when you're in thekitchen.

Your Moon is in opposition to Saturn, which canadd a level of seriousness or strictness to your personality. It may seem thatyou've always had to be responsible and may have carried responsibilities whichwere beyond your years when you were younger. You may also have felt somedisappointment when you were a young girl and have sensed that you were notgood enough unless you followed a particular set of rules of behaviors. As aresult, you may be overly cautious when it comes to allowing yourself to beemotionally open. You can also be too judgmental of yourself and of others andcan block your feelings quite effectively when you are in a vulnerablesituation. However, you may realize that what you thought to be a satisfactorycontrol of your feelings was instead a repression of your deeper needs. And itis here that you have your work cut out for you.  Determining what is right and wrong at a deep level oftruth, instead of at a level of fear or prejudice, requires a great deal ofcourage. 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 orwith satisfying your needs. You may also feel that you have been shortchangedby being born a woman. If this is the case, try to determine where you learnedthis. In your relationships you may opt for what is practical, and that mayseem much safer than being too experimental. That's okay as long as you canstill express your needs and fulfill them. And you may find exceptional healingthrough your experience of becoming a mother, but only if you can remove anyresentment you may feel about the process! You can be a wonderful teacher, aprotective guide and a steadfast shelter for your children, and may, throughthe experience, find that you are giving yourself that same support you sodesperately needed when you were a child.

Your Moon is in the Disseminating Moon Phase ofthe Lunation Cycle. The idea behind this lunar phase is that of broadcastingseeds, and although there is a masculine quality implied, this phase isdefinitely one which requires yin, or feminine, levels of continuity. You mayfeel driven to teach others, to share what you know, and are quite comfortablein the role of mentor. In fact, your mentoring flows so naturally that othersmay not realize that you're passing on to them a truly powerful depth ofknowledge and understanding. Your own understanding of yourself and lifeexperience can be enhanced when you open yourself and release your power,creativity and understanding into the world. The archetypal quality associatedwith this moon phase is that of "The Companion," the essence ofequality, trust and sharing. It is crucial that you maintain a strongconnection 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 orattitudes which seem more powerful than your personal focus. Instead of beingdriven by these beliefs and ideals, you grow more fully into yourself when youadd your ingredients to the soup and alter the outcome. Your crusade can bequite exciting.

Through the energy of Venus you express yourfeminine wiles, and also locate the part of yourself that needs to beemotionally expressive. Your sense of inner beauty and feelings of personalworth are also functions of Venus. Venusian energy is part of your connectionto other women, and the placement of Venus in your chart can tell you a lotabout your openness and acceptance of your own femininity. Although your Moonmay indicate your basic emotional nature, the manner by which you express yourfeelings is frequently through Venusian energy.

Through the energy of Venus in Leo you radiate apowerful, attractive energy. Your flair for the dramatic may be seen in yourelegant manner and sense of style. Although you can be at home in casualattire, you can wear the most luxurious evening attire in grand fashion, andcertainly look marvelous in jewels. Your warm smile lights up your face, andyou may also enjoy being in the spotlight. Certainly in your closerelationships you like being the center of attention, and may pout if you areignored. It's unlikely that such a situation will last long, since you lovelife, and live to enjoy yourself. Indulging in your favorite forms ofentertainment (and you may be quite entertaining yourself!) adds energy andpower to your life. You are quite capable of standing up for yourself, andprobably have a high level of self-esteem. Even if other factors in your chartdiminish your self-worth, you can rise above them through tapping into thesource of love which burns deep in your soul. However, you can be a bit lazyand self-indulgent, and if you're feeling hurt can go a bit overboard in thisregard. Although you may take your time opening your heart, once you allowyourself to love, you are not likely to change your feelings. Even if arelationship ends, you may still hang onto it, although some of this can be amatter of pride. Anyone who has been the recipient of your warm hugs is notlikely to forget you, since you do have a big heart and generous spirit. 

When you're committed to something, you put yourheart into it. The influence of Venus in trine aspect to Saturn indicates thatyou take a straightforward approach to expressing your feelings. You're willingto give yourself time to determine what you want and how you feel, and thisenhances your emotional maturity. Sometimes, you may take yourself a little tooseriously, but you rarely go overboard. Although you prefer to be around otherswho are personally responsible, you may discover that you are the one whounderstands the bottom line and ultimately carries through. Men may beattracted to your impeccable manner, but may appreciate you most for yourhelpful support. As a mother, you provide a wonderful, steady support for yourchildren, and understand their needs for continuity and responsible tolerance.These energies are a plus in all your relationships, because you have an honestgrasp on the importance of longevity and the passage of time in developing anabiding and trusting love.

The conjunction of Venus and Neptune stimulates anamazing creative and artistic sensibility, but more importantly, allows you toexperience and express a true sense of compassion. The essence of The Goddessis quite powerful for you: you can float into the heart of divine love andbring that quality into your life. You may project a mystical, magical qualityof beauty. Your desire to make the world a better place can lead you to spendtime doing things for others, which is, in itself, an expression of divinelove. Allowing some time each day to meditate is important in helping youmaintain your personal boundaries, since you do feel everything. You may dreamabout the perfect love, and have high hopes that you will one day be carriedaway. However, you may be disappointed when Prince Charming arrives, especiallyif  he turns out to have stinkyfeet.

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

With Neptune in Virgo, you are part of thegeneration of women born from 1928 to 1943 who have understood the importanceof developing and maintaining sound minds and bodies. In the perfect worldenvisioned by your generation, health, good education and clean environments areextremely valuable - and you have individually and collectively instilled thisattitude into the developments in modern society. Your role as a woman in theworld has also been influenced by a strong desire to learn and to becomeproficient in dealing with the world. The vision of sound health on every levelheld by your generation is still powerfully influential in the development ofeducational models, health facilities and other institutions which support thebetterment of life on earth. 

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

With Pluto in Cancer, you are part of a generationof women born from 1913 to 1938 who have had to learn about the importance ofstrong families and what it means to be tied to a particular family heritage.You have  been alive through thechallenge of hate mongers like Hitler who violated the very sanctity of humanlife. You have been part of the powerful woman's revolution, even if you werenot actively burning your bra, which has altered the very nature of familiesand women's roles in society. These things have had a powerful influence uponyour own psyche as an individual, too. You have learned that the sanctity andpower 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 assertthemselves in the world, and carefully learned the role of supporter of their"men." Those who failed to respond in this manner were frequentlyshunned or punished, although there have always been women who defiedconvention! During this century particularly, women have broken out of theirstrictly "conventional" roles, and have been making their way in theworld. Because of this, women have been successful at fulfilling more of theirneeds, and owning their own power more readily. As a result, a woman'srelationship with the men in her life has also changed. Despite women'scollective knowledge about the need to be whole persons, it is still sometimeseasier 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 tofind and incorporate your inner masculine self into your sense of wholeness,instead of projecting that part of yourself onto others (most usually men) inyour life.

Through the process of becoming at home with yourego, 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 whatyou 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 yourchart may symbolize significant men. But this energy is, in itself, the core ofyour spirit.

Claiming your sense of individual autonomy may notbe an easy task with the influence of your Libra Sun. Since you tend to thinkin terms of relativity, it's difficult to extract your own assertive self in aconfident manner, especially during your early years. You may have learned toplace great importance on your physical appearance or upon proper socialbehavior, learning to behave like a young lady, assuming that if you werepretty and charming enough then all the other things would just fall intoplace. Stepping out into the world and discovering that you needed to be knownfor more than your looks may have been your first reality check. Your sense ofrelativity can be one of your best assets, however. By making harmoniouschoices of partners - whether they are friends who share your interests, loversor husbands - you can gain the type of feedback you need to see yourself moreclearly. Then, your autonomy and individuality are strengthened through greaterobjectivity. But if you seek a partner or husband  who will take on the tasks you just don't feel prepared tohandle, like dealing with the demands of the world, then you will becontinually frustrated and will frustrate your partner, too. Additionally,developing social relationships which support and reflect your true values willhelp you feel more confident about your identity, instead of just seekingsituations which increase your social standing or status.

You really do like to be different, and may have aknee-jerk response of rebellion when anyone uses the phrase, "You can't dothat!"  The influence of yourSun in opposition to Uranus is about breaking through the barriers of theordinary and allowing your individuality to shine through. You insist uponliberation, perhaps too much sometimes, and as a result can appear distant oraloof to the very people you might like to impress. Your challenge to bedifferent may influence your choice of partners, and until you come to gripswith 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 bridgesbefore you cross them is an amazing challenge to your ingenuity.

Mars energy is assertive, aggressive andcombative, and can be angry. These are not "feminine" qualities. Infact, women who possess and project these qualities from within themselvesoften get bad names, and are called "ball-busters," or otherexpletives, 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 thatyou are confident and strong with it, and so you can get into the world andmake 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 thenasty parts of a fight may not be your style, but you certainly know how toinspire a good battle! The truth of the matter is that you are a fighter, andyou 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 isamazing, and when you need to apply yourself to a task, you can achieveexcellent results. Through the influence of Mars in sextile aspect to Saturn,you are capable of developing excellent self-discipline. A beneficialexpression of your inner masculine psyche. You also can use positive restraintwhen necessary, allowing you to take advantage of the growth and maturity whichoccurs over time, instead of just opting for the thrill of the moment. Thebottom line: you're good at being in charge. In fact, you really like it thatway!

No doubt about it: you are intense. With Marssquare Pluto, you can be relentless in your pursuit of the things you want.Deep within yourself, you may hold resentment or disappointment which stand inthe way of projecting the confidence and courage you need. This can be theresult of old emotional wounds which still stab into  your soul. You may have a deep distrust of men, which canconsequently 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 hurtthat you lost track of what you really want. You can appear threatening to menuntil you no longer feel threatened by them. By setting your focus onsituations which are in harmony with your higher needs, you can break anypatterns which may have become vengeful or hateful. You can also use this sameenergy to release the things you no longer need and become whole - a muchbetter 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 arespecial indicators in your astrological chart which help you understand thebest ways to develop your mentality. Improving and strengthening communicationskills is also part of developing your mind, since connecting to others iscertainly improved if you can effectively illustrate your point of view!

Although the energy of Mercury is traditionallyconsidered to be the main indicator of your mentality, there are also otherqualities which are part of your mental and intellectual self. First, let'slook at Mercury, which is the energy through which you link your thoughts andideas with others. Developing your intellect is probably a high priority foryou with Mercury in Libra. Part of your desire to learn is stimulated by yourneed to become a better communicator, since you do enjoy socializing and makingconnections with others. You may love fine literature, and may even expressyour own talents in writing or public speaking. You can also be an effectivecounselor because you're quite adept at seeing both sides of any situation.Situations which tolerate and support the development of new ideas stimulate yourlearning, and you may enjoy group circumstances which have the added benefit ofthe blending of ideas which arises when several people are exploring together.You also need ample room to develop your own ideas and will appreciate workcircumstances and relationships which support your intellectual growth.

With Mercury conjunct Mars, you may have littlepatience 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 subjectjust to keep the conversation moving. Exciting communication is much more yourstyle. Your mind may never seem to stop.

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

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

The energy of your Moon also has a mentalcomponent. The Moon is the realm of thought, the process of subconsciousthinking, and plays a strong role in intuitive thinking. Developing your mindis a high priority with your Gemini Moon, and your need for diversity can be aplus in learning situations. But you can also have trouble focusing yourenergy, and your distractibility can get in the way of learning. You can usethis to your advantage by juggling your priorities, as long as you don't letyour 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 horizonof 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 toencourage and support others, but you can also apply this to yourself! Yourphilosophical approach to life and learning is rather eclectic with Jupiter inGemini - kind of live and let live in your attitudes. You may also appreciatethe diversity of ideas and cultures existing on the planet and can benefit fromexploring 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 ofthought and cultures on our world. Oh, that's right, you're not limited to thisworld... 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 yourchart. To a large extent, this indicates that the energy of Jupiter isempowered, because it operates without undue influence from others energies inyour chart. Your personal philosophies, ideals and beliefs form a majorcornerstone of your identity. The qualities of this energy may be anoutstanding force in your life, and this is the energy which people frequentlyassociate 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 mostinfluential 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, teachersplay the Saturnian role. But the role of mothers and teachers in relationshipto Saturn is to help you define the structure upon which you will build yourlife. Then, you "own" your Saturn, and know how to discipline andfocus your own energy.

Education can be a lifelong pursuit for you. Theinfluence of Saturn in Sagittarius stimulates a strong need to explore theworld of philosophy, religion and culture. You may also enjoy the sciences andcan feel quite at home in academic surroundings. Teaching may be a naturaloutlet 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 moststrongly to mental and intellectual development are the 3rd, 9th and 11thHouses. The 3rd House of your chart deals with communication and thedevelopment of concepts.

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

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

Your 9th House shows your approach to higherlearning, which is usually accomplished through a college or professionaldegree program. Subjects like philosophy, religion, political science, culturalpursuits and the like are strongly associated with this facet of yourdevelopment.

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

The influence of your Moon in the 9th House addsan intensive receptivity to higher learning and enhances your ability toconnect through your spiritual self to divine understanding. Your spirituallife is strongly important, and you may also strive to improve yourunderstanding of life through education, travel and cultural explorations. Youmay 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 feelthat you are somehow protected by a higher power and may feel closely connectedto your spiritual guide, angels or divine presence. Your love of philosophy anddevotion to your ideals is quite genuine and plays an important role in yoursense of security. You may interpret Higher Power in terms which are bothmasculine and feminine, but your connection to The Goddess quality is yourbridge between your human consciousness and the consciousness which radiatesfrom The Source.

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

Through the 11th House you learn from peers, andconnect 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 whichrelates to developing your goals.

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

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

The influence of Neptune in your 11th House cancreate a lack of direction. You may not be sure of your goals, although you dolike to dream about possibilities. Setting goals can seem like a waste of timebecause you can also lose track of your aims and then feel that you havesomehow failed. But if you apply this energy in its fullest strength, you canuse your inner vision to manifest changes in your life. Your ability tovisualize what you want can be exceptional. The problems you encounter mayconcern whether or not your dreams are within the realm of possibility, and ifyou 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 womanbecause you are more cyclically aware, thanks to your anatomy and hormonalchanges. But there is something more. As a woman, your natural affinity withthe energy of the Moon increases your receptivity, an important ingredient inopening to the intuitive process. Intuitive awareness is multifaceted. You canuse it when you're dealing with emotional and psychological issues, you canapply it to your creative expression, and you can take advantage of yourintuition in your work as part of your decision-making. Developing yourintuitive process is like developing any other sensibility - you have toconcentrate some time, effort and energy in order to finely hone this elementof your psyche. Although some quality of intuition may be there innately, tomake the most of it, you must learn to trust, listen and incorporate it intoyour life.

The parts of your chart which are most stronglyassociated with intuitive sensibility are the water houses: the 4th House, the8th 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 afeeling 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 4thHouse adds a need to feel centered and stabilized. Your soul may yearn for asolid foundation which will allow you to grow and change while still on solidground. The influence of your family can be quite powerful, and you may feelthat you were born into your family for very definite reasons. Saturn'sconnection to this house adds a tendency to hang onto others for support insteadof establishing your own platforms for growth but also can help you discoverthe importance of becoming self-sustaining.

There are no planets in your 4th House indicatingthat you may not assert a strong level of conscious energy in building a connectionto your soul. This does not mean that you cannot achieve an inner sense ofrecall regarding your soul's history or your deeper needs, but indicatesinstead that you may find the doorway through other activities or experiencesbeyond your connection to your family of origin or their traditions. To furtherunderstand this gateway to your soul, study the sign on the cusp of this houseexplained above for the influences which will help you remember your spiritualpast.

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

With Taurus on the cusp of your 8th House, you maywant some tangible proof regarding the mysteries of life which are connected tothe experiences of birth, sexuality, death, healing and the inner nature of theself. To some extent it is possible to understand the deeper elements of lifeexperience through the physical plane. The processes of life and death may be aprofound mystery for you. If you have had children, or if you've been presentat a birthing, your life will have been profoundly changed from the tangibleexperience of such a quickening. Although you may be able to philosophicallyaccept the spiritual essence of yourself, you need to feel the effects thispart of yourself has on the other aspects of your life. Adopting a workingspirituality makes a lot of sense to you. That means you may need to make theeffort to recycle and reclaim, since diminishing resources will not feel okayat the core of your being. With Venus ruling this house you may become caughtin 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, thenwhat good are they?

Since you do not have any planets in your 8thHouse you may not feel very strongly driven to probe into the mysteries oflife. Perhaps you do not have issues in this regard, but there may also beother factors in your chart which drive you in this capacity, and do not needthe additional focus in this particular area. To further understand your 8thHouse study the sign associated with it explained above, and look to the planetassociated 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 theplace in your psyche which contains your past, and where you are one with allhumanity. Your superconscious self rests in this part of your psyche: the partof yourself that transcends your everyday reality.

The influence of Virgo on the cusp of your 12thHouse shows a need for purity of thoughts. This includes a clear andcompassionate acceptance of yourself and others, and may involve developingtolerance for the imperfections which exist in everyone. You may relish thetimes you spend in quiet contemplation and may become quite adept at usingmeditation techniques which help you clear your mind. Removing mental clutteris important, since Mercury rules this house, and you may fritter away too muchenergy on unnecessary thoughts or ideas. Your physical health can be closelytied to your emotional and spiritual harmony. If you are prompted to serve theneeds of humanity, you may spend much of your time in service to others. Thiscan be accomplished in many capacities, but the best choices will arise fromyour deep sense of awareness which is guided by your intuitive self.

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

The energy of your Moon plays an important role inyour intuitive development. Since your Moon is related to your subconsciousmind, it should not surprise you that this is the part of you that contains allknowledge about yourself and your life. Occasionally it's a good idea to purgefrom your psyche the things you no longer need - much like an internal housecleaning. Your hormonal cycles provide an excellent opportunity to do justthat, and by using this natural rhythm to release, you can feel much more opento clearer transmission of intuitive thinking!

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

There are other points related to the Moon whichyou'll find in your chart. They are called the Moon's Nodes, and are notplanets, but points in space. The influence of the Moon's Nodes is felt on aninner level. From the South Node, you learn about your past and the naturalinclinations which may influence many of your subconscious choices. In someways, the South Node suggests old habits. The North Node of the Moon suggests aspiritual and emotional challenge, and represents the directions you may feelcompelled to follow in your evolutionary path.

Your North Node in Taurus challenges you to learnabout the true nature of your personal worth as part of your spiritual growthand development. You may become fascinated with the idea of accumulatingmaterial wealth, but can then discover that it offers very little if you cannotshare it with those you love. However, you must create some type of balancebetween creating stability on the physical plane and releasing your attachmentsin the emotional world! Your past soul conditioning symbolized by your ScorpioSouth Node may feel more comfortable being somewhat secretive about yourpossessions, and even about your deeper feelings. Until you can open to thepure essence of love, and can embrace the heart of your own being fully andcompletely, 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 followit's glow. This is also the part of you which defies restraint, and certainlyyour intuitive mind can celebrate that possibility!

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

Neptune's energy takes you into the world of theetheric - 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 toyour creative muse, and when you give of yourself to others. In developing yourintuitive 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 andabuse through another of Neptune's doorways!

Your vision of what you hope to achieve can be thekey to realizing success with Neptune in your 11th House. But you have to learnthe difference between dreaming and doing. Your intuitive sensibilities can beused to your benefit when you're focusing on your goals. You're the perfectcandidate to utilize creative visualization and affirmation techniques to helpyou achieve success.

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

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

 

 

 

Nurturing and Creating a Home

Nurturing. Mothering. These experiences areassociated 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 tobe a mother to become an exceptional nurturer! Nurturing is a naturalexpression for women - but the manner in which it is done is veryindividualized. Whether with children, lovers, partners, friends - or even withyour own parents - you have ample opportunities to nurture others. The personwho needs your nurturing most, however, is YOU. Although caring for others canfill a special place in your soul, the way you care for yourself is especiallyimportant. You may derive nourishment from developing your talents and skills,or through your work. Study or travel can be nourishing. And something assimple as a long soak in the tub can refill your spirit. Part of nourishingyourself is physical, part emotional and part is definitely environmental: whatyou create in a home. In exploring these factors together, you can begin to seethe link between these different levels of personal fulfillment.

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

Since your mind's hunger drives you to explore somany 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 thetime to quiet your mind through meditation can be positively nourishing foryour soul, and you may also find that journal writing or creative writing canalso act as a positive way to release and clear your energy. Your need to makecontact may prompt you to spend hours on the phone, which can also feel supportiveand nourishing. When you're involved in nurturant activities directed towardothers, your interest and communication provides a sense that you are there forthem. But sometimes, you may be inconsistent in your emotionally supportiveroles because your own interests are elsewhere at the moment. Spending endlesshours keeping your mind buzzing can make it difficult to reach that quiet spaceyou need to rest fully and completely at the end of the day. By making aconscious effort to clear your mind and calm your thought processes before yousleep, you will rest much better and awaken refreshed and ready for a new dayof exploration and challenge. 

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

The importance of the spiritual essence of yourlife cannot be overstated: you need to find a philosophy and way of approachinglife's larger questions that provides a sense of stability and security. Inyour quest you may explore many teachings and may travel or study differentcultures. With Saturn in Sagittarius you also need to develop an acceptance andtolerance for different beliefs and ideals in order to safeguard againstbecoming too self-righteous. Your quest for knowledge may prompt you to stayconnected to learning institutions, whether as a teacher or student. Learningis your mainstay and source of strength. Your ability to share your lifeexperience with others, especially your children, can inspire them to discovertheir own quest.

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

Having your own home is definitely important foryou with Capricorn ruling your 4th House. Whether you have an apartment or amansion, having a chance to put your personal touch on your environment makes youfeel complete. You may have a well-defined sense of taste, although yourfavorite feeling is likely to be a room with rich wood accents and texturedfabrics. Sometimes you can be a bit austere in your choices, and may evenwonder why you bought that uncomfortable chair for the living room. Maybe itwas well-made; or maybe it was just a good bargain!  Saturn's influence in this part of your chart adds an energyof stability to your home environment, and may stimulate your own interest inantiques 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 Housedon'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 buildingyour nest, and the planet associated with that sign indicates the energy youuse to accomplish that task.

 

 

 

Meeting the World on Your Terms

Career and financial arenas were for many yearsprimarily part of the "man's world." Women stayed at home, cared forchildren, and took care of the social needs of the family. Now that so manywomen are in the work place, and with the advent of more open relationshipswhere both partners are likely to share paying bills and making financialdecisions, the world is changing. You can define your identity in the world inmany ways today, including developing a career. Meeting the world on your ownterms involves uncovering the manner in which you might shine most effectivelyand the way you use your resources, and creating a pathway which allows you torealize your goals.

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

The influence of Cancer on your Midheavenindicates a need to create security as a primary feature of your life path. Youmay feel torn between creating a home and family and pursuing a career, becauseyou probably have some strong ideas about wanting to make a difference in theworld. It might seem more reasonable to focus more on one for a while, and thento pursue the other, instead of experiencing the inner conflict of trying to doeverything at once. You are likely to enjoy many of the traditionallyconsidered "domestic" activities, like cooking or sewing, and can be anexceptional homemaker. Even working outside the home, you may find yourselfdealing with home related industries. Your interest in preserving what has gonebefore may lead you to spend time studying and endeavoring to preserve historythrough restoration, antiques or collecting. You have a good sensibility towardsocial issues, and may be drawn to politics, community development, andbusinesses which appeal to women and families. Your Moon's energy also has apowerful impact upon the choices you make and the path you take toward creatinga fulfilling life, and strengthens the importance of choosing a career whichfeels good instead of just taking a job because you have to work.

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

The process of work itself is usually seen throughthe 6th House in your chart. Through this facet of yourself, you express yourapproach and attitudes about working, and your ability to cooperate with othersis also indicated here. This house is related to your physical health, and it'sno surprise that you might hear the complaint (or feel it yourself), "I'msick of my job." Instead of feeling thrown off balance by the tasksrequired to get through life, there are ways to use this part of your time andenergy to strengthen your life.

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

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

As a woman, you are innately creative. Althoughyou may not consider yourself an artist, your creative spirit and drive are themechanisms through which you shape your own life. Creative self-expression isseen strongly in the 5th House of your chart, and by incorporating theseelements 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. Lifeitself can certainly be a pleasurable experience - all the time, not just onholidays!

Aquarius' influence on your 5th House adds a needfor experiences which are out of the ordinary in the realm of creativity andrecreation. You may totally enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences and probably havean appreciation for originality in art and music. But your interests may alsolean toward the experimental, and you may find some of the things advancingtechnology has to offer to be quite enjoyable. If you allow yourself to indulgeyour own artistic abilities, you will find that you are innovative, with aflair for unusual elements in your self-expression. With Uranus' energy alsoinfluencing this house, your creative originality is enhanced. You may be agifted artist, designer, writer or musician. When you get away from it all, youreally like to get away! Air travel may be a lot of fun, and if you're feelingstuck creatively, you may discover that you feel quite inspired and free whenyou're 30,000 feet above the earth!

Just because there are no planetary energies inyour 5th House, do not despair. This does not indicate that you are somehowlacking 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 Houseto gain insight into your creativity. By following these you'll find that youeasily unlock your creative potential.

One of the most powerful creative drives in yourchart 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 amplifyyour success in life.

You may think you don't care much about success aslong as it looks good on you. But you know that your Libra Sun is reallydriving you to reach a stage of getting things right and having life fit yourset of specifications. Finding success through your associations with others mayseem to be the easy way out, and you may keep trying to change them to fit yourdesires 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 atyou? See that confident smile? That's the look of success. The rest should beeasy.

Your individuality is expressed through manydifferent energies in your chart, but the energy which is most closelyassociated with the unique and individualistic part of yourself is Uranus.Through Uranian energy, you display your ingenuity and make the breakthroughswhich allow you to move into new experiences. Uranus also prompts yourrebellious nature, and the placement of this energy in your chart shows youwhere 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 1928to 1935, many of the things which have been important to you as an individualhave also been important to those born during this period. Your shared visionas a collective has been connected to a need to bring women into a trueexperience of autonomy and personal power. The areas where you have brokenground for your own personal autonomy are shown by the house where Uranusresides in your chart. 

The energy of Uranus in your 7th House maystimulate opportunities to work in a variety of social situations as you growboth personally and professionally. You may be involved in ground-breakingcircumstances or may pioneer areas in partnership with others which develop newplatforms for women, particularly in fields like law or even in the context ofpure societal power. You do like your independence, and even when working withothers will prefer to have ample room to do things on your own or in yourunique manner.

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

You have Chiron in Taurus, signifying a need todiscover the profound importance and effects of love. Your life purpose iscentered around your needs for creating a world where you feel stable, andwhere your efforts create a haven of comfort. Consistency and resourcefulnesscan be your keys to achieving your personal aims. You may also feel that it iscrucial to life to be in harmony with the earth, and will be much moresatisfied with yourself and your life if you are making the best use of allyour resources and not wasting or abusing them. 

With Chiron in your 8th House you're learning thateverything in life is not what is seems to be on the surface. To find your realsense of purpose, you have to dig deep within yourself, and may have to abandonsome of your old attachments in order to move ahead into a life which is trulysatisfying and which feels complete. Your issues with inheritance, taxes anddying 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 thefood of life! There are many opportunities to love, in fact, a love affair withlife is not a bad idea. But you also may need to "grow" love bysharing it, and therein is the seed of all relationships.

The planetary energies which are most usually associatedwith love are Venus and Neptune. Venusian energy radiates directly from yourheart, from the center of yourself, where love resides deep within. Loving isan 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 asyou grow to understand and appreciate your own value as a woman, it becomeseasier to let this love energy flow through your life. Neptunian energy isDivine compassionate love - the love which does not judge and readily forgives.Neptune is the realm of romance, mysticism and heavenly perfection. Trulytranscendent Neptunian love arises when you have healthy boundaries of yourown, otherwise, you can become a victim of your own illusions!

Love may be the central focus of your life sinceyou have Venus in Leo. The experience of falling in love, surrendering topassionate romance, opening to the feeling that you are the most important partof someone's life is the stuff your dreams are made of. But stop for a momentand look into the mirror. If the truth is told, you are a very important partof your own life, right? And that's okay, as long as your self-awareness is notpure 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 theflame of love is beginning to die. You really do have a big heart, and it feelswonderful 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 doadore it when someone pampers you. Love is the place where you shine thebrightest, and when your heart is open to love, you feel alive. Letting go isdifficult for you and if a love relationship ends, you may still carry a torchfor that man forever; but it's to your advantage to know when to let go andmove on. If you're still stuck in the past, you can miss something prettyspectacular in the here and now!

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

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

Love is the force which shapes and sustains yourlife with Venus conjunct Neptune. Your romantic nature inspires you to believein the ultimate possibilities of love, and you may have very definitivefantasies 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, andsometimes do. Yearning for a soul mate, you expect the same high ideals fromyour partner, although you may not always find them. Your emotional boundariescan be quite flexible, which allows you to feel what others are feeling, butwhich can also be confusing when you're trying to determine what's going onwith you individually. You may not always feel confident taking the initiativein love, and may spend more time fantasizing about possibilities than you spendacting on your desires. You need a love which honors your spirituality andsensitivity, and need to safeguard against falling into situations which wouldabuse your kindhearted care and concern.

As one of the generation of women born withNeptune in Virgo, you are working toward a sense of spiritual perfection. Thisinfluences every aspect of your life, especially your relationships, and thoserelationships which distort your sense of divine harmony may be especiallydifficult for you to tolerate. But you may also have a kind of addiction toperfection which makes it almost impossible to feel that you really deserve thelove you need. When you realize that everything is perfect, including you,loving gets easier, since self-acceptance is easier. This is especiallycritical 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 canstill radiate that energy regardless of your chronological age, and may finallybe willing to deal directly with the perfection of each stage of your life. Inyour relationships you will be challenged to release dysfunctionality and faceyour real needs. These include a life of truly simple pleasures, unencumberedby external pressures which get in the way of just enjoying the company ofthose you love.

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

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

The influence of Aquarius on your 5th Houseprovides an unconventional approach to affairs of the heart. You can be ratherexperimental through your love affairs, and look for unusual options to fulfillyour desires. To open your heart, you need to know that you are free to beyourself, without conditions. A love without boundaries is best for you,although that really does not mean "no strings attached."  Taking an irresponsible attitude inyour love relationships will leave you with a broken heart. Perhaps a saferapproach, particularly in your young adulthood, is to be focused fully upon themoment and enjoying it completely and honestly. If you are not ready to make acommitment, but want to allow the love you feel to flow easily, let your loverknow that. You may also discover that you attract men who are emotionallydistant, and that will continue to be the case until you allow yourself to bemore available on an emotional level. With Uranus ruling this house, you needto develop friendships as part of your love relationships and may find thatyour most enduring love occurs between yourself and those who are you dearestfriends. 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 bewithout love in your life. As you've seen above, you have definite inclinationsin love relationships. To further understand what you need from a lover and howyou can become more adept at giving love, study the planet associated with thishouse.

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

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

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

It is through the 11th House that you learn aboutunconditional relationships, and where you open to receiving love and supportfrom others. Here you find your friends, your supportive professional allies,and your community. Through this facet of yourself you develop your specialinterests. And here you set your goals for the future. It's wonderful the wayfriends can support your aims, provide feedback when you need objectivity, andcomfort you when you're facing challenges. Your approach to friendship is alsoseen through this part of your chart.

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

You may love spending time with your friends withVenus in your 11th House. This energy is likely to attract women friends andartistic individuals whose tastes and refinement are appealing to you. Throughshared efforts with friends, you may also strive to support and protect thearts within your community. You'll probably meet and establish your bestfriendships while pursuing your own artistic interests, and will appreciate friendswho applaud your own talents. Sometimes you can be a little lazy about doingthings for your friends - it's easier when they're doing something for you. Butit's hard for you to say, "No" when your support is requested. It's agood idea to have a few parties which encourage camaraderie and sharing, andyou 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 closestfriendships may be forged when you discover your shared ideals, and you willappreciate a friend whose spirituality is genuine and pure. You may be quitedetermined to do things with your life which will make a difference in thequality of life for others, and are likely to find friends who are alsoparticipating in these experiences. Whether through the arts, charitableefforts, spiritual paths, humanitarian service or public institutions, as longas the motivation is to uplift the spirit of humankind, you can find very dearand special friends. But you are also vulnerable when it comes to friendships.If you choose friends indiscriminately, you can be deceived by them. You liketo think the best of your friends, and may give them the benefit of the doubtwhen they do not deserve it. Listen to your intuitive and psychic sensibilitiesregarding 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'vesaid no. But sometimes, you have to draw the line.

 

 

 

Power Issues: Sex, Money and Control

Personal power is an individual expression, andhas different meanings for each person. As a woman in the world today, your opportunityto experience and express your personal power is largely dependent upon themanner in which you develop it. Particularly in the Western World, as timeshave changed and the power base has gradually evolved beyond the patriarchalcontrol of the last centuries, women are seeking to define their place in theworld: collectively and individually. Gaining influence in the world throughcareer and financial development, you begin to understand the different levelsof power. Within the family, your roles are also evolving. You are also morefree to express your sexual needs and desires, and demand that you arerespected as a person and not sexually abused. But everything stems from yourability to identify, embrace and assimilate the true nature of your power as anindividual woman.

On a personal level, you can begin to identifymuch 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 projectabout yourself as identified by your Ascendant. Your first House furtherdefines that projection of the Self, and is an area where you carve out muchabout the way you show yourself to the world on your own terms.

Through your Libra Ascendant your personalitytakes on that unmistakable air of refined grace and good taste. Your powerradiates as a true beauty which can be both attractive and  can inspire a real sense of peace andharmony. In the world, you can be a voice for justice and fairness. This beginswith a deep sense of self-worth, which is critical to your ability to allowyour 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 toalways be comparing yourself to other women. These comparisons, especially whenoccurring unconsciously, undermine your personal power. If you're alwaysworried about what everyone else will think, you may lose track of what youthink and feel. You can also undermine your power when you spend your timetrying to keep everybody happy, or when you adopt behaviors which areplacating. Peace at any price is too costly, especially if it means that yougive and give and never allow yourself to receive. By remaining honestlyconscious of your real needs while still acknowledging the needs of others, youwill establish that sense of balance in your relationships which is trulyempowering to everyone.

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

You like to win with Mars in your 1st House andmay prove your power through competitive or challenging ventures. Whetheryou're running a marathon or climbing the ladder in your profession, you liketo feel that you can conquer anything. You may have amazing courage which isexceptionally 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 respondingto your assertive nature if you are to avoid generating hostility. You willfight for yourself when necessary, but you can also be belligerent in anegative sense unless you're aware of the impact of your actions. Just reactingspontaneously to every situation can get you into trouble and may weaken youreffectiveness. If you are accident-prone, part of the problem may be the resultof jumping into situations without thinking or moving too quickly for thecircumstances. To be really powerful, you need to establish your independenceand autonomy without creating extreme disruption or destruction in your path.

Another power space on your chart is yourMidheaven. This point, which is usually at the top of your chart and marks thecusp 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 theclues to what you need to develop within yourself to attain unshakableself-respect.

Through your Cancer Midheaven you experience theneed for the power which arises when you feel connected to a world which issafe 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 ofchildren and to stabilize the role of families. Your admiration for those inpublic service may be quite strong. Whether you like it or not, you've alsobeen immensely influenced by your mother and the women in your family. You mayultimately 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 inroles which allow you to initiate new opportunities for women in the world.

Pluto's energy in your 10th House suggests a needto express yourself in a life path which centers upon transformational change.The healing arts may be especially important, but you can express your healingenergy if many different professions - from cooking meals to hairdressing tomusic or writing. What you need to acknowledge is that you have a powerfuldesire and need to see things change. Your touch and artistry can restoresomething (or someone) to its rightful valuable place. You're an explorer, aresearcher - 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 manypowerful people, since like attracts like. And once you are comfortable withthe true nature of your own strengths, you can move into positions of greatinfluence, which need to be driven through a heart of compassion. The type ofwork 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 ofcompassionate power.

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

Your rebellious nature can get in the way ofachieving your aims. The energy of Uranus in square aspect to your Midheavenstimulates your need for independence, and sometimes the changes you create orexperience can turn your life upside down. You will probably not enjoy aregular 9:00 to 5:00 job, and if given the chance to be more flexible mayperform better. But in order to achieve the satisfaction you desire from acareer or profession, you need to feel that your efforts stand out from thecrowd. It takes some maturity to figure out how to do that without appearingpurely disruptive, but you can accomplish it if you desire. You probably don'tcare about fitting into a mold anyway, and when you learn to use youruniqueness to your advantage, you'll be amazed at the results.

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

Someone once said that money makes the world goaround, 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. Withmore money, you can have more of what you want. Without money, you may wantwhat you cannot have. Your relationship with money is an extremely intimate andseductive force. The way you use your resources - money, time, energy - says alot about how you perceive your own power and personal worth. This facet ofyourself is expressed through the 2nd House of your chart. Here, you expressyour value systems. The important special link between finances and self-esteemcannot be understated, and is especially important for you as a woman. In orderto 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 2ndHouse, 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 verypossessive when it comes to your finances. For this reason, you may not likethe idea of anyone else controlling your money, although you might appreciateadvice 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, andyou can even be a little stingy with your time if you don't like the person whois asking for it! That's perfectly okay as long as you're clear about yourmotivations. You may even withhold favors when you've been emotionally wounded;you are protecting your vulnerability can keep yourself from having somethingyou want. If someone has insulted your personal worth, you may completely shutthem out, feeling that you don't want to waste your time with anyone who cannotsee your value. Just be sure you're clear about this before you torch thatbridge!  Learning to get the mostfor your time, money and investments will probably extend to your desire tolearn a bit about economics. With Pluto's energy influencing this house, youmay also be quite focused on avoiding waste. For this reason, recycling makes alot of sense to you, and you can stretch your resources much further when youapply this to everything you own - including your time and energy!

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

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

Here you also find your compulsions. It's nowonder that you don't display this part of yourself to just anybody. You haveto feel safe to open this facet of yourself, and you realize that thisvulnerability can be used against you in power plays. But what you may notalways remember is that this is also where you have the power! In true tantrictraditions, it is through the vessel of a woman's sexual energy that a couplecan ride the wave of sexual ecstasy. This also extends to the other poweraspects of any relationship. If your transformational and magical qualities areblocked, the whole of the relationship will suffer.

Your approach to the bond of power created in yoursexual relationships can be quite intense with Taurus influencing your 8thHouse. You need to feel deep love for a man before you are comfortable with thevulnerability which accompanies sexual sharing. When you do express this aspectof yourself, your sensuality guides you into the realm of desire andfulfillment, and you'll be much more satisfied with a relationship whichdelights all your senses. You can become very attached to your partner, andyour possessiveness can lead to jealousy if you feel threatened. For thatreason, it is important that you understand the real feelings you have for oneanother, and it's equally important to realize that the changes you experienceover 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 canallow room for the creative qualities of love to change you, you'll neverexperience the real alchemy of bonding with your partner. Although you may takean apparently passive approach in dealing with joint finances, you probablyhave your eye on what's going on. If you discover problems, deception ordifficulties here, you will lose trust for your partner. Money issues withinyour relationship can be handled amicably as long as there is trust and youfeel that you have a say in what's going on. If a relationship ends, you'lldiscover that your attachment to the things you've accumulated can become amajor issue. If you attempt to maintain harmony with your ex by giving himeverything, you'll only resent yourself. But if you don't know where to drawthe line, you'll hurt yourself. Maybe you should consider a prenuptialagreement before you marry, even if you don't have many resources. It mightsolve a number of potential problems later on.

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

Mars energy is about getting what you want bygoing after it. Mars is drive. Mars is courage. Mars is desire. Mars isunabashed sexuality. Mars is the fuel for personal power. Men do Mars quiteeffectively, right down to fighting and war. But you also have a warriorspirit, an Amazon Self. This is your Mars. If you fail to own and utilize yourown Martian force, you lose power.

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

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

With Mars and Pluto in square aspect there aredefinite power issues present in your life. Whether you suffer from personalloss or pain residing in your past or are in current abusive circumstanceswhich feel like you've lost your power, at some point in your life you may haveto deal with abuse of power. Sometimes this aspect indicates deep buriedresentment or guilt which hides in the abyss of your past. Without addressingthese old issues you may always feel that you are somehow undermined no matterwhat you do. The beauty of this aspect though is that you are continuallyprompted 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 decidingthat they're all dogs will not do you much good - it only builds morenegativity. The way you use your own sexuality also says a lot about how youfeel concerning power and concerning yourself. Exploring your sexual needs inmany different contexts may provide the answers you seek. Ignoring your sexualneeds will only lead to greater frustration and more resentment towardyourself. This is an aspect of choice -- the choice to direct your energytoward 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 inyour life. Sometimes that control seems to come from outside. You know - allthe rules and regulations, the authority figures, the intimidating people whotell you what to do - this is the Saturn of the outside world. But you have thesame traffic cop in the back of your own mind, telling you what is right andwrong, chiding you when you make a mistake, holding you back when you're aboutto do something stupid. Saturn control can be a good thing. This is your energyfor self-discipline, clarity and focus. You need Saturn. But you need Saturn inits most productive sense. You do not need the guilt, intimidation andself-limitation that keep you from having what you require from life.

Through your Saturn in Sagittarius you can bephilosophical about the way you use control.  Education may be important too. Your sense of personal poweris strong when your life is a reflection of your deeply held beliefs andideals. 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 withothers, you may always be teaching (or preaching!). But the kind of teacher youbecome 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 powerbecause you will then move away from the Source of Truth.

Your are empowered when you've established strongemotional stability. With your Moon in opposition to Saturn, you are quitewilling 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 willfeel empowered when you confront your fears and anxieties. Self-acceptance isthe first and most important step in this process.

Your realistic attitudes provide a strongfoundation 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 becauseyou're prepared. Your intellectual development is a strong source of power inyour life.

Sustaining your self worth seems natural withVenus in trine aspect to Saturn. You know that you build solid foundations whenyou develop your talents, share what you have and teach what you know. Love isthe key to your power, and sometimes being there for someone else in times oftrouble strengthens you, too. You may also have a good ability to manage yourfinances, 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, itis undermining and extremely intimidating. The force of Pluto is buried deepwithin your psyche. It is unleashed and grows in a manner like the process ofmitosis in a fertilized cell, which is altered, splits off, combines with othercells and ultimately becomes an organism. Through Pluto, you experience thepower of life, birth, healing, and the ultimate change of death. If you aretrapped in a mire of shame, guilt and self-destructiveness, you may haveundergone a Plutonian transformation as a result of trauma earlier in yourlife. But it is this same force which plants the seeds of change thateventually can lead to the creation of a new self.

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

Your rebellious nature can get in the way ofachieving your aims. The energy of Uranus in square aspect to your Midheavenstimulates your need for independence, and sometimes the changes you create orexperience can turn your life upside down. You will probably not enjoy aregular 9:00 to 5:00 job, and if given the chance to be more flexible mayperform better. But in order to achieve the satisfaction you desire from acareer or profession, you need to feel that your efforts stand out from thecrowd. It takes some maturity to figure out how to do that without appearingpurely disruptive, but you can accomplish it if you desire. You probably don'tcare about fitting into a mold anyway, and when you learn to use youruniqueness to your advantage, you'll be amazed at the results.

 

 

 

Embracing Your Divine Self

In western society today it's okay to admit thatwomen are Goddesses. This, in itself, implies that the power of The Source maynot be solely masculine. In essence, this power contains All That Is, but as awoman, you express it through your Goddess Self. This part of yourself isalways there when you feel abandoned or alone to give you comfort. Your GoddessSelf is standing firmly beside you when you face a major challenge, sharing herstrength and support. Your Goddess Self opens the doors to Truth andUnderstanding. 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 innerbeing, an exercise in guided imagery can help you make the transition from youreveryday thinking to heightened awareness. Take a few minutes to make thisjourney. Before you begin, find time to be alone. Sit or lie down in acomfortable position in a place that feels safe to you. Take three deepbreaths. With each breath, release the tension from your body as you exhale. Asyou inhale, fill yourself with energy, light and inner calm. Then, close youreyes, and take one more relaxing breath.

Imagine that you are walking through a beautifulpark. You hear around you the sounds of the city, the hustle and bustle. Yousee a bench in a secluded part of the park, which sits beneath a ray ofsunlight. As you feel the warm breeze tickling your face, you close your eyesand focus your attention on the song of a nearby bird. Other birds join in thesong, and you feel yourself smiling. When you open your eyes, you see amagnificent parrot sitting next to you on the park bench. The parrot invites youto join him, perches on your shoulder and whispers in your ear about a secretpath. As you follow the path, the park begins to change, and the colors aroundyou come alive. You feel that you have been transported into another dimensionwhere everything is clear and perfectly in harmony. All the creaturescommunicate with one another in their special manner, and you are aware of themany things they are saying. As you continue onward, you feel that you'rewalking on air with the new knowledge you've obtained. At the end of the pathare two portals. You choose one of them, and when you enter you meet a man andwoman 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 youwalk arm in arm together, and your new friends tell you of their ideas. Theyhave brought you to a bench and table, where you sit together. Suddenly peopleappear, 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 snapsher fingers, and everything is magically transformed into a size which fitsinto a small satchel. When you reach into the satchel, you simply think aboutwhat you want, and it appears there in your hands. Your experience in thismagical space reminds you that you always have all the ideas you need andeverything necessary to express them.