The Merlin Report for

                             martin

                        January 29, 1971

                             2:50 AM

                     Lower Hutt, New Zealand

    The  interpretation  of  your  astrology chart begins on the

following page.

    You will find that  the  interpretation  of  your  chart  is

written  in simple language, uncluttered by astrological jargon.

If a statement appears to contradict another statement, then you

exhibit  these  opposite  qualities  at  different times in your

life. For example, a statement that you are highly sociable  and

gregarious  and  a  statement that you prefer solitude seemingly

contradict each other; this means that you vacillate,  and  need

both sociability and solitude at different times.

    The  astrological factor that the interpretation is based on

is also given. The astrological factor is given for the  benefit

of  astrologers  and  students  of  astrology.  If you are not a

student of astrology, then obviously  the  factor  will  not  be

meaningful to you, and you can ignore it.

    If   you  find  this  interpretation  of  your  birth  chart

interesting and informative, you  might  want  to  discuss  your

birth  chart  with a professional astrologer to learn more about

the astrological influences on your life.

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    Your birth chart interpretation is based on the positions of

the planets at the time  of  your  birth.  For  the  benefit  of

students   of  astrology,  these  positions,  along  with  other

technical information, are listed below:

 

Sun        8 Aqu 02              Pluto     29 Vir 31

Moon       1 Pis 08              N. Node   24 Aqu 30

Mercury   15 Cap 33              Asc.       6 Cap 14

Venus     21 Sag 22              MC        13 Vir 19

Mars       3 Sag 30              2nd cusp  25 Cap 45

Jupiter    2 Sag 16              3rd cusp  16 Aqu 57

Saturn    15 Tau 49              5th cusp  18 Ari 08

Uranus    13 Lib 31              6th cusp  29 Tau 14

Neptune    2 Sag 43

 

Tropical  Placidus   Standard time observed

GMT: 14:50:00   Time Zone: 12 hours East

Lat. and Long. of birth: 41 S 13    174 E 55  

 

Aspects and orbs:

Conjunction  :  7 Deg 00 Min     Trine         :  5 Deg 00 Min

Opposition   :  5 Deg 00 Min     Sextile       :  4 Deg 00 Min

Square       :  5 Deg 00 Min     Quincunx      :  3 Deg 00 Min

Conjunct Asc :  3 Deg 00 Min Above,  5 Deg 00 Min Below

 

               Chapter 1: General Characteristics

 

     Your  fundamental  needs,  values,  and orientation towards

life are symbolized by  the  four  astrological  elements.  Each

person  has  their  own  unique  balance  of  these  four  basic

energies:  fire   (warmth,   inspiration,   enthusiasm),   earth

(practicality,  realism,  material  interests),  air (social and

intellectual  qualities),  and  water   (emotional   needs   and

feelings).

 

    Your  "elemental  make-up" is described below. Remember that

most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if you are lacking

or deficient in a certain element (or elements), it simply means

that you need to consciously develop that aspect of yourself  to

learn  to  appreciate and/or to work harder in that dimension of

life.

 

    Sometimes we overvalue the element that we are least endowed

with,  sensing  it as a lack within ourselves, but more often we

neglect or ignore it. The  qualities  described  below  will  be

reiterated  and  explained  in  more  detail  in  the  following

chapters.

 

    You  possess a measure of all the elements and are thus less

likely than others to overemphasize or  completely  neglect  one

dimension  of  experience  for  another. You are capable of both

thinking and  feeling,  envisioning  possibilities  and  dealing

effectively  with the here-and-now and so on. This does not mean

that you do not have definite preferences and  attitudes  (these

will be covered in the following chapters), nor even that you do

not overdo or go overboard in your own particular way.  But  you

are  a  more varied and complex person, less one-sided than many

other people are, and you  are  able  to  draw  on  all  of  the

elemental  qualities when appropriate. In addition, you are able

to relate to most people, recognizing a bit of yourself in their

ways and values.

 

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 1:

Fire-Earth-Air-Water Elements are Balanced (F,E,A,W Scores = 11,15,13,10)

 

 

 

  Chapter 2: How You Approach Life and How You Appear To Others

 

    The  following is a description of your basic stance towards

life, the way others see you, the way you come across, the  face

you show to the world. In Chapter 3 you will read about the "The

Inner You: Your Real Motivation", which describes  the  kind  of

person you are at heart and where your true priorities lie. Read

this chapter and the next one and compare them -  there  may  be

significant  differences  between them, in which case "the inner

you" may not shine through and others are in for some  surprises

when they get to know you at a more than superficial level. This

chapter describes the costume you wear, your role in life, while

Chapter 3 talks about the real person inside the costume.

 

    Cautious,  prudent,  and  rather  self-contained,  you are a

person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined

to  take  foolish  chances  or  get  carried  away by the overly

optimistic or idealistic schemes  of  starry-eyed  dreamers.  In

 

fact,  you  frequently have a jaundiced view of such things. You

are rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even something of

a  cynic.  Often  the  world  doesn't seem like a safe, friendly

place to you, and you  tend  to  approach  life  in  a  guarded,

conservative  manner. You are generally calculating and careful,

and are rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.

 

    You are pragmatic,  shrewd,  and  an  excellent  strategist,

carefully  planning  your  moves  for  maximum effectiveness and

advantage. You are willing to work  long  and  persistently  for

what  you  want and you often do things the hard way. You do not

expect others to take care of you and sometimes refuse or simply

don't  seek  any outside help. You are often very ambitious, but

quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant  or  flashy  about  your

approach.  You  are  very  responsible,  conscientious, and very

concerned with your duties to  others  and  how  you  appear  in

society, your "rank" so to speak.

 

    To  others  you seem mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and

emotionally detached.  You  dislike  sloppy  sentimentality  and

won't  openly display your feelings, especially the softer ones.

You like to always appear poised and in control and hate to show

any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in the armor.

 

    You  respect  tradition  and  the  time-honored way of doing

things, and you feel there is much to be  gained  from  studying

history  and  also  by  learning  from  older,  more experienced

people. A wise mentor or father is often your guide in life, and

you in turn develop a great deal of hard-earned wisdom which you

like to impart to younger people.

 

    You have a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to  your

personality.  You  expect  much  from  yourself and may not give

yourself enough room to experiment and make mistakes.

 

    You also  tend  to  be  rather  close-fisted,  to  save  and

conserve   your   money  and  resources  rather  than  spending,

enjoying, or splurging with them. You spend money on  things  of

quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments,

but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a  bit  of  the

ascetic  in you. You have great self-discipline and self-control

and can "do  without"  very  well.  Your  tastes  are  generally

understated and simple.

 

    Though  you  may  have  other, more colorful and imaginative

sides, the  face  you  show  the  world  is  modest  and  rather

conservative.

 

    You  project  yourself  with  vigor  and  energy and impress

others with the  force  of  your  personality.  Your  will-power

probably  was  developed  early  in life and you take control of

whatever situation you are involved in.

 

    You  have  a radiant, winning personality and others see you

as a person used to  achieving  success.  Broadminded,  you  are

willing to give others the benefit of the doubt. You are helpful

and tolerant as long as your moral  and  ethical  standards  are

respected.

 

    It  could be hard for you to hold your ground and you may be

 

taken advantage of easily. You display little strength or  force

to  others  and  may  be  quick  to  resign, despite having many

longings, hopes, and wishes for the future.

 

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 2:

Capricorn Rising

Asc. Conjunct Sun/Mars

Asc. Conjunct Sun/Jupiter

Asc. Conjunct Sun/Neptune

 

 

 

         Chapter 3: The Inner You: Your Real Motivation

 

    Behind   your   rather  careful  attitude  and  conservative

appearance (mentioned in the previous chapter), lies a much more

unconventional  soul.  You  may  seesaw  between adhering to the

traditional  and  the  unorthodox,   the   pragmatic   and   the

idealistic,  or  fitting into society and being a nonconformist.

You need to find a balance or  make  some  kind  of  integration

between the two. You may view yourself as being more progressive

than   you   are   because   you    surround    yourself    with

middle-of-the-road people. Also, your combination of objectivity

and interest in world affairs and larger  issues  is  likely  to

enable  you  to  become  very  successful  in  your  business or

whatever career you choose.

 

    You     are    a    freedom-loving,    strong-willed,    and

independent-minded individual, and you insist upon  living  your

own  life as you see fit, even if that means ignoring convention

and tradition. In personal relationships you cannot be owned  or

possessed,  and  while  you  are  willing to share yourself with

another, you do not always adjust easily to the  emotional  give

and  take  of  a close relationship. Though intellectually open,

you can be enormously stubborn, opinionated, and inflexible on a

one-to-one level. You have strong convictions and feelings about

fairness and equality, and you try to live by your  ideals,  but

your  ideals  about  how  people  SHOULD treat one another don't

always take into  account  human  weaknesses,  differences,  and

needs.  You  probably  dislike  sentimentality  and  traditional

gender roles and "games".

 

    You are fair, intelligent, objective, rational and often let

your   head  rule  rather  than  your  heart.  You  seem  rather

self-sufficient and detached emotionally because you are capable

of  putting  aside  your  personal  feelings  and viewing things

dispassionately. But once you make up your mind on an issue, you

are difficult to sway and can be rather dogmatic.

 

    You  think  in  broad terms and are concerned with the world

beyond your own personal sphere - your  town,  nation,  or  even

planet.  You are likely to become involved in community affairs,

social organizations, and groups of all kinds, or to have a keen

interest  in  such. You enjoy being part of a group endeavor and

often find yourself organizing, managing, or  supervising  group

activities.

 

    Forward-looking  and progressive, you harbor great hopes for

the future. You stay current and up  to  date,  and  respond  to

contemporary  cultural  trends,  both in terms of personal style

 

and in terms of ideas. When young you were  very  influenced  by

your  peers  and  by  group  pressures  and  by  all the "latest

crazes". You have an experimental mind and are attracted by  the

novel.

 

    Your  strong  points  include your concern for human welfare

and social betterment, your sense  of  fairness  and  democratic

spirit,  and  your vision. Your faults are your stubbornness and

inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and  insensitive

when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.

 

     Ownership  gives  you  a  sense of security, and you have a

strong attachment to your possessions. You also have  a  natural

instinct  or  understanding  of  economics,  finance, trade, and

appraising the value of merchandise.

 

    Your mind is very active and your judgment usually is sound.

Although your thinking is influenced by your feelings,  you  are

inclined  to  think in realistic and practical terms. You are in

control  of  your  feelings  and  are  able  to   express   them

rationally.

 

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 3:

Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Aquarius

Sun in Aquarius

Sun in 2nd house

Sun Conjunct Moon/Mercury

 

 

 

            Chapter 4: Mental Interests and Abilities

 

    Clear,  objective,  and  realistic,  you  are unimpressed by

exaggerated claims or promises.  You  insist  upon  being  shown

facts  to  back  up  any  statement  you  hear, and your natural

skepticism often borders  on  cynicism.  You  approach  problems

clearly  and  rationally and maintain your poise and objectivity

even in the midst of critical situations.  Anyone  seeking  your

advice  is certain to get an unemotional and unbiased assessment

of their situation, and you therefore make a good arbitrator  or

judge.  You are thorough, conscientious, and disciplined in your

thinking, and have an aptitude for business,  organization,  and

administration.  You  are  also a good strategist, and will plan

and patiently follow a realistic course which will lead to  your

eventual  success.  Serious-minded and studious, you enjoy quiet

time alone for thinking or reading.

 

     You  are  quite  verbal  and communicative and eager to get

your own ideas and opinions across to others. You say what is on

your  mind.  Others see you as a lively, intelligent person, and

perhaps something of a chatterbox at times.

 

    You  possess  excellent  powers  of concentration, and enjoy

studying or deep thinking in solitude. Discriminating and highly

rational,   you  get  right  down  to  the  bare  bones  in  any

discussion,  and  are  quick  to  see  the  fuzzy  thinking   or

weaknesses  in  another's logic. You are well-suited to any work

which requires organized thinking, precision, and  a  methodical

approach. You enjoy working on problems that others consider too

tedious,  repetitive,  or  technical.  You  tend  to  become   a

 

specialist  in  some field of knowledge, and to become engrossed

in all  of  the  small  details  of  that  area,  sometimes  not

realizing  that  few  people  share  your  particular  interest,

especially to the extent that you do.

 

    You  will notice that the description below contradicts some

of the statements made in the previous  paragraphs.  Above  your

thinking  is  depicted as careful, conservative, methodical, and

possibly  narrow  or  rigid,  while  the  following  information

characterizes  your mind as quick and innovative. Both are true!

You incorporate both ways of thinking - the inspired,  inventive

AND  the  deductive,  ordered. Here is a description of the more

free-flowing aspect:

 

    You  are  an original thinker, capable of unique discoveries

and innovations, but you tend to scatter your  energies  in  too

many   directions  at  once  and  to  make  impulsive  or  hasty

decisions. You grasp ideas very  quickly  and  become  impatient

with  duller or more conservative minds. A fast-moving, mentally

stimulating, and unpredictable atmosphere suits you quite  well,

even  though  you  may  complain  about the stress and the crazy

pace. You have a technical bent and are interested in the newest

scientific theories and findings, electronics, computers, etc.

 

   You  have  a  charming  disposition and love to socialize and

meet new people. You also like to  be  surrounded  by  beautiful

things  and  like  to  talk  to  others about your views on love

problems as well as your views on beauty,  fashion  and  art  in

general.

 

    Your   reasoning   and   judgment   is  sound  and  you  are

good-natured, friendly and helpful. You think in  large  spheres

and  are  likely to have far-reaching plans. You have the desire

to learn and study and may be interested in religion, journalism

and travel.

 

    You  have a lot of imagination and fantasies and are able to

control your inner visions by common sense.  You  have  creative

and  artistic  talents,  but  are inclined to underestimate your

skill.  You  could  be  attracted  to  art,  music,  singing  or

dancing.

 

    You  are likely to concentrate on yourself a lot and tend to

have  melancholic  thoughts,  at  times   even   brooding   over

something.  Preferring to be alone, you always make sure to have

your own space. Very self-reliant, you have a need  to  work  by

yourself.

 

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 4:

Mercury in Capricorn

Mercury in 1st house

Mercury Trine Saturn

Mercury aspects Saturn and Uranus

Mercury Square Uranus

Mercury Conjunct Sun/Venus

Mercury Conjunct Moon/Jupiter

Mercury Conjunct Moon/Neptune

Mercury Opposition Saturn/MC

 

 

 

          Chapter 5: Emotions: Moods, Feelings, Romance

 

    Tenderhearted and sympathetic to an unusual degree, you have

an understanding of other  people's  feelings  and  needs  which

borders on being telepathic. You are extremely compassionate and

cannot bear to see any fellow creature - be it human  or  animal

-suffer.  Because  of  your kindness and nonjudgmental attitude,

people in pain or confusion are drawn to you for help, which you

readily  give. Sometimes your softheartedness is taken advantage

of.

 

    You are a gentle, poetic soul and  have  a  great  love  and

affinity  for  music. Because many of your feelings are nebulous

and vague and you cannot easily  verbalize  how  you  experience

life,  music  seems  a  natural  language  for you. You are also

tremendously romantic and are often "in love with love".

 

     You  often  make decisions solely for emotional or personal

reasons, because  something  "feels  right"  or  because  you've

always  done it a certain way and you are uncomfortable changing

it. Even when you think you're being rational, your  prejudices,

intuitions,  and  feelings influence your thoughts a great deal.

You  are  comfortable  talking  about  feelings   and   personal

subjects,  and  sharing  confidences,  which  enables  others to

express their own inner feelings with you as well. You have good

psychological insight into others.

 

    You   are  temperamental  and  impatient  and  can  be  very

difficult to live with.  You  tend  to  respond  with  a  temper

tantrum  (overt  or  subtle) if your desires are frustrated. You

become very irritable and bad-tempered if you do not have enough

vigorous   physical   activities   or  other  outlets  for  your

aggressive, feisty spirit.

 

    Although you are impetuous and easily provoked (as mentioned

above), you also have a good-natured, live-and-let-live attitude

and  a  sense  of humor, which balances that. While hotheaded at

times, you are usually a good sport.

 

    You  have  a  buoyant, cheerful disposition and reach out to

others in a warm, open, friendly way. Your emotional  generosity

and  lack  of  pettiness  is  well  known  among  your circle of

friends, and people often seek you out for  help,  sympathy,  or

advice.  You  are always willing to overlook others' faults, and

you sometimes overdo your charitableness.

 

    Although  you  were  portrayed  above as being assertive and

combative, you have a diametrically opposed  tendency  as  well:

The  urge to escape all contention and ugliness. This may mellow

your fiery reactions somewhat, or you  may  seesaw  between  the

two. Your softer side is described in the following paragraphs.

 

    You  are a dreamer, attracted to the inner, mystical side of

life, and may have trouble  distinguishing  the  real  from  the

imagined  or illusory. You do not enjoy confrontation and become

very evasive when problems in your personal life arise, escaping

into  your  imagination  in  order  to  avoid  dealing with them

directly. You are also rather gullible and naive  about  people,

especially  if  your  sympathy  has  been  aroused. You are very

sensitive to music  and  can  use  it  to  bring  yourself  into

 

emotional balance and harmony.

 

     Powerful  and complex emotions stir you, and your emotional

life and closest personal relationships are apt to be tumultuous

until  you  do  some  deep  soul  searching. Buried feelings and

memories that you do not  want  to  deal  with  may  surface  at

unexpected times. Holding in fears, secrets, or "taboo" thoughts

and feelings can only serve to intensify them, and you  need  to

share  them  with  someone  who is sympathetic, trustworthy, and

fairly objective. Ridding yourself of emotional compulsions  and

deeply   embedded   patterns  that  do  not  serve  you  can  be

tremendously liberating, if you are willing to do the  necessary

inner house cleaning.

 

    In  love, you seek companionship and friendship with someone

who is fun-loving,  playful,  and  open  to  adventure  and  new

experiences.  You  enjoy traveling together, meeting new people,

making new friends. Honeymooning in a distant place  appeals  to

you,  and you are also attracted to foreigners or someone with a

totally different background than  yourself.  You  support  your

partner in taking risks and making positive changes, rather than

preserving the status quo. You also very much want a partner who

will  encourage  your  own  aspirations  and  dreams. It is very

important to you that  you  have  a  spiritual  or  intellectual

rapport  with your love partner, perhaps more important than the

emotional/physical  relationship.   You   are   not   especially

sentimental  and  your  love  partner  may feel that you are too

casual and not serious or romantic enough.

 

     You  often  hide  your  affection,  or  find  your feelings

difficult to express or get across to the person you love. Being

openly affectionate and trusting often doesn't seem safe to you.

You may feel your love won't be appreciated or reciprocated. You

may  get  involved in secret love affairs or fall in love with a

person who is quite unavailable to you. Love and sacrifice often

seem to go hand in hand for you - having to give something up to

be with the one you love, or having to relinquish some person or

some aspect of an important love relationship.

 

    You  tend to be a bit self-centered and willful in love, but

also magnetic. Your desire is always very strong and you  resent

authority  and  like to be different. You also may have artistic

ambitions and always have many new ideas at your disposal.

 

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 5:

Moon in Pisces

Moon in 3rd house

Moon Square Mars

Moon aspects Mars and Jupiter

Moon Square Jupiter

Moon aspects Mars and Neptune

Moon Square Neptune

Moon Quincunx Pluto

Venus in Sagittarius

Venus in 12th house

Venus Conjunct Moon/Uranus

 

 

 

 

    Chapter 6: Drive and Ambition: How You Achieve Your Goals

 

    You  are  aspiring, enterprising, and forever following some

bright  and  distant  star,  planning  some   new   venture   or

investigating  new  potentials.  You  are  definitely  "upwardly

mobile" in either a material or spiritual sense (or  both).  You

aim  high  and  are  not  content  simply  with  a quiet, secure

existence. You like to stretch your limits, to see how  far  you

can  go,  and  to take risks. You are a positive thinker, expect

success for yourself, and are philosophical about failures.  You

are flexible and bounce back from disappointment rather quickly,

usually with another hopeful new idea  you  want  to  try.  Your

enthusiasm  and  confidence  are  contagious  and  enable you to

enlist the aid and support you need for your projects.  However,

you  sometimes  promise  more  than  you  can  actually achieve,

because you are overly optimistic or pay insufficient  attention

to the practicalities involved.

 

    You  also tend to get distracted and to have too many things

going at once. Although it is very difficult for you, there  are

times when you simply must develop commitment, perseverance, and

persistence in order to make your dreams and  goals  a  concrete

reality.  Too  often  you  fall  short  of what you could attain

because you are unwilling to persist through  the  difficult  or

less exciting times.

 

    You  also  enjoy  competition and usually do not take it too

seriously. Sports and entrepreneurial endeavors are good ways to

channel your energy.

 

     Asserting yourself and being direct and forceful about what

you want is very often difficult for you. Though you may have  a

great  deal  of  energy and drive, you lack confidence or simply

the desire to put yourself and your interests first.  Positively

you  can  be  very  unselfish,  working more on behalf of others

rather than for yourself.

 

     You deny your own desires and needs too much, however,  and

you  are  likely  to  secretly  become  very  angry,  which will

sabotage your finest efforts.

 

    You  have  a  positive,  "can-do" attitude and tackle life's

challenges with relish. You are self-confident and have a strong

will  to succeed, to see how much you can do and how far you can

go. No matter what you accomplish,  you  do  not  rest  on  your

laurels.  You  want  to keep on going, to do even bigger things.

You are forward-looking, enterprising,  and  enthusiastic  about

new  projects. You are not happy in situations that do not offer

you challenges and the potential for growth and expansion in the

future  -  no  matter  how secure or satisfactory they may be in

other respects. You enjoy competition, but  you  compete  mostly

with  yourself, to see how much of your vision and potential you

can really achieve. You make a good  leader,  inspiring  courage

and confidence in others. You usually enjoy good health and high

vitality.

 

    Your  competitive  drive  and  big ambitions (commented upon

earlier) are fueled upon by either strong spiritual idealism, or

a  rather  inflated,  grandiose  idea  of  what you can actually

accomplish. Your energy level is apt  to  fluctuate  from  being

 

very  strong,  as  noted earlier, to rather low, as mentioned in

the following paragraphs.

 

    You  have  a  very  active  and fertile imagination and your

ambitions are never strictly mundane, practical,  and  concrete.

You  have  a  strong  desire  to act out your fantasies, dreams,

visions, and ideals. Artistic creation, drama, or other areas in

which  you  can express yourself imaginatively are excellent for

you. Ordinary life seems drab and uninteresting to you, and  you

need  to  have  some big dream or something larger than your own

narrow personal interests to live  for.  Sometimes  you  may  be

confused  about  exactly how and where to direct your energy and

often drift along rather than making clear decisions about  what

you  want.  You  have  a passive side and at times lack the will

power, physical energy, strength, and  the  fighting  spirit  to

achieve your aims.

 

     When  you  want  something, you can be amazingly persistent

and unrelenting, even a bit obsessed, although quiet  about  it.

In fact you may hide your deep purposes and intentions even from

friends. Whenever you do a thing, it is done wholeheartedly  and

thoroughly  -- and if you don't want to do something that others

wish you to do, somehow you'll find a  way  out  of  it.  You're

strong, though subtle.

 

    Your  personal ambition is very high and you have the desire

to  perform  record  achievements.  Although  your  recuperative

abilities  are  strong,  you should be careful not to over-exert

yourself. You also can be somewhat ruthless in your  pursuit  of

success.

 

    You are inclined to rely on other people and expect too much

from them, leaving you with a feeling  of  being  short  changed

frequently.  Always looking for an easy way out, you tend to sit

back hoping for your ship to come in.

 

    You have a good team-spirit and intensely work together with

your colleagues. You may join  an  organization  or  association

that  fights for upholding common issues and principles. You are

likely to accomplish more as a team.

 

     Fluidity  of  speech  and  thought,  and using intellectual

gifts or communicative skills to achieve your ambitions in  life

are   featured.   Convincing,  selling,  persuading,  reasoning,

bringing ideas into public  awareness  are  also  part  of  your

professional life.

 

    Discipline,  concentration,  a  realistic  sense  of what is

attainable, and steady dedication to  achieving  your  ambitions

are  the  keys  to  your progress. You're apt to move slowly but

constantly in the direction of your goals, and solid achievement

is the outcome of this conservative approach.

 

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 6:

Mars in Sagittarius

Mars in 12th house

Mars Conjunct Jupiter

Mars aspects Jupiter and Neptune

Mars Conjunct Neptune

Mars Sextile Pluto

 

Mars Conjunct Sun/Pluto

Mars Conjunct Jupiter/Neptune

Mars Conjunct N. Node/MC

Mercury Trine MC

Saturn Trine MC

 

 

 

      Chapter 7: Growth and Expansion: Areas That You Enjoy

 

     Your strength lies in your ability to see the whole, rather

than only the parts which compose it. You have a  deep  need  to

explore the world and to develop your own philosophy of life and

sense  of  personal  meaning.  You   vacillate   between   being

open-minded  and tolerant of differing views, and being dogmatic

or overly zealous about your own viewpoint.

 

     You  are  drawn  to  social work, the ministry, giving your

time and energy to charitable organizations, or to  serving  and

helping  the  disadvantaged  in  some  way.  Your generosity and

unselfishness will bring you and others much good.

 

    You  have  an  unusually  expansive, far-reaching outlook on

life. At times the everyday routine is far too dull  and  boring

to  you, and you are inclined to travel, daydream, fantasize, or

philosophize on a grand scale.

 

     Your  willingness, even eagerness, to embrace change and to

undergo  deep,  transformative  experiences   for   growth   and

self-improvement  is one of your finest attributes. You are also

likely to be an instrument for positive reform in the world. You

coordinate  well  with  other people when you share a mission or

higher purpose.

 

    Sensitive  and  inspirational,  you have a vivid imagination

and spiritual perception. You may be interested in learning more

about  metaphysics  and spiritual teachings through studying the

occult or  anything  that  provides  greater  insight  into  the

meaning of life.

 

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 7:

Jupiter in Sagittarius

Jupiter in 12th house

Jupiter Conjunct Neptune

Jupiter Sextile Pluto

Jupiter Conjunct Mars/Neptune

 

 

 

  Chapter 8: Areas That Challenge You Or Are Difficult For You

 

     You  either  overvalue  or  undervalue your possessions and

assets. You can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs

and  desires,  being  either hedonistic or ascetic. You may deny

yourself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the  fruits  of  your

labors.  You  may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many

times you feel that you do not have "enough" to  make  you  feel

secure,  regardless  of  how  much  (money, insurance, etc.) you

have!

 

 

     It  may  be difficult for you to play spontaneously or just

let your hair down,  for  you  tend  to  inhibit  that  side  of

yourself  by  being  too  self-conscious  and concerned with the

impression you are making.

 

     You may work very hard at some sport or creative medium  in

order  to  excel,  for  you  want very, very much to be noticed,

acknowledged, and recognized as special in some way. Though  you

may  indeed  be outstanding, you also need to learn to relax and

enjoy yourself more.

 

     The  side  of  you  that  wants and needs structure, order,

stability, and a disciplined way of life is at  odds  with  your

urges for unfettered freedom, change, excitement, and discovery.

There is apt to be much discontent, inner  stress,  and  tension

due to this, and at times you find it hard to relax. You may act

out in a rebellious way now and then,  or  clamp  down  hard  on

yourself,   in  an  attempt  to  strictly  control  your  "wild"

impulses. Your task is to  try  to  find  a  reasonable  balance

between order and creative chaos in your life.

 

    Your  disposition is somewhat melancholic and you could have

a rather pessimistic outlook. You have an inner need to be alone

and to deeply meditate on your thoughts. You take life seriously

and may have been taught early on to learn from your mistakes.

 

 

 

    Now   we   will  discuss  patterns  of  behavior  which  you

instinctively and habitually revert to when  under  stress  -  a

mostly  unconscious  process and one which you are apt to overdo

because it is so familiar and thus easy for you.  The  direction

you  need  to  follow  in  order  to  develop  balance,  greater

awareness, and wholeness is also described.

 

    Your  path  lies  in  cultivating  idealism and humanitarian

feelings, being concerned with how your actions impact the world

at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications

of your life style  and  personal  choices  or  becoming  active

politically.  Participating  in  organizations that support your

ideals is one way to do this.

 

    When under stress you are likely to become overly focused on

yourself and your own little world.

 

    Instead  of  "how  will this benefit or hurt me?" your focus

needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".

 

    Ideally, you need to strike  a  balance  between  doing  for

yourself  and  doing  for others, by discovering how your unique

gifts can contribute to the good of all.

 

    The  arena  you are most likely to wrestle with these issues

is in the way you think, process information,  and  communicate.

In   your   interactions   with   neighbors,   colleagues,   and

acquaintances, try to bring out the qualities described above.

 

 

    The  following are specific activities that will support you

in your growth. These may or may not feel natural  to  you,  and

often there is some feeling of resistance or initial awkwardness

about doing these things, but they are important on your path to

wholeness.

 

    Care  for  and  nourish  children,  plants,  pets,  or other

people, make a home, create and sustain strong  ties  with  your

family  or a community which can support and give you a sense of

safety and belonging.

 

    Develop your listening skills. Deepen your understanding and

appreciation  of  women  and  of a woman's perspective. Learn to

trust your own feelings, intuitions, and emotional  needs.  Care

for yourself in an accepting, nonjudgmental way.

 

    Take  all of what is good and helpful from your past and use

it in a new way. (If you  are  so  inclined,  you  may  want  to

explore the potentials of past-life regression to tap into gifts

you have already developed).

 

    You  tend  to associate with weak or negative people and are

inclined to find most of your relationships rather unfulfilling.

Feeling like an outsider, you get the impression that others try

to restrain you.

 

    You are likely to offer help and protection to people around

you and encourage moral values. You stand up for social  justice

and  unselfishly  work  for the good of your community. Refusing

any kind of  personal  advantages,  you  live  in  harmony  with

everyone.

 

    You  are somewhat shy and tend to feel inferior when you are

with others. You are inclined to associate  more  with  weak  or

sick  people  and  are  always  willing  to help or take care of

them.

 

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 8:

Saturn in Taurus

Saturn in 5th house

Saturn Quincunx Uranus

Saturn Opposition Mercury/MC

N. Node in Aquarius

N. Node in 3rd house

N. Node Conjunct Moon

N. Node Conjunct Mars/Saturn

N. Node Conjunct Jupiter/Saturn

N. Node Conjunct Saturn/Neptune

 

 

 

             Chapter 9: Originality and Imagination

  Areas Where You Are Creative, Unique, Unstable, or Compulsive

 

     You  are  likely to have a career that is highly unusual or

that somehow challenges the mainstream of society and the status

quo.  Being an instrument for progressive change in the world is

your role, whether in a humble or  grand  manner.  You  need  to

shake  things  up wherever you are. You also may change careers,

life direction, and your long range goals  many  times  in  your

 

life.

 

     Compassionate  and  extremely  sensitive  to  the emotional

tones in the  atmosphere  surrounding  you,  you  are  naturally

"psychic"  or  able  to sense and understand much about a person

without talking to them or knowing them consciously at all.  You

are  deeply  interested  in  the  hidden  realms of life and the

afterlife. Your powerful sensitivity may also remain  latent  or

repressed  through  much of your life and then be fully awakened

in adulthood.

 

     You  have a powerful sense of destiny and may be unusually,

even ruthlessly, ambitious. There is a very  driven,  compulsive

quality  to  the  way  you pursue your career or other important

life goals, which is likely to win you both staunch admirers and

vigorous opponents.

 

     There  is a very "radical" side to you, and you may want to

remake or change the world in some significant way. Depending on

other astrological factors in your chart and your own decisions,

you can be either very  destructive  or  a  powerful  force  for

healing and positive change in the world.

 

    At  times  your  will  seems  to be paralyzed and your vigor

somewhat  low.  You   are   extremely   sensitive   and   highly

impressionable  and  could  be subject to deception or illusion.

You also have a tendency to be a martyr.

 

    You  have  a tendency to put too much trust in your luck and

may adopt the attitude that everything you do will work out  all

right  somehow.  You  are inclined to make many plans and expect

them to materialize without much physical effort on your part.

 

    Although  you  long to be with other people, you may find it

hard  to  adapt  yourself  and  could  have  a  difficult   time

maintaining  contacts  and  relations  with  them.  Some of your

dealings with others could be a bit unrealistic or impractical.

 

    Your  ambitions tend to be a bit fanatic and you pursue your

objectives very energetically. You seem to have an extraordinary

amount  of  energy, but should use care not to overwork yourself

and end up with a nervous breakdown.

 

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 9:

Uranus in 10th house

Neptune in 12th house

Pluto in 10th house

Neptune Conjunct Sun/Pluto

Neptune Conjunct Mars/Jupiter

Neptune Conjunct N. Node/MC

Pluto Conjunct Uranus/MC

 

 

 

 

       Chapter 10: Generational Influences: Your Age Group

 

    In  this  chapter we will discuss characteristics and traits

of your generation. Of course, you may  not  share  all  of  the

characteristics of your generation, but you are greatly affected

by the tone that is set by your generation.

 

    The first topic is "The Subconscious and Emotional Drive  of

Your  Age Group". In this section we will describe a deeply felt

urge, even compulsion, of your age group. This deeply felt drive

comes   to   the   surface  with  great  force  and  power,  and

consequently  leaves  in  its  wake  considerable  upheaval  and

change.  The  second  topic is "The Ideals and Illusions of Your

Age Group", that describes the dreams, fantasies, and  spiritual

aspirations of your age group. The third and last topic is "What

is New and Different in Your Age Group", which  describes  areas

in  which  your  age  group  tends  to be innovative, inventive,

unusual, and also where it may be unstable and unreliable.

 

    The characteristics described below may affect  a  group  of

people  for  anywhere  from a few years to about 30 years. There

are one or more different astrological factors described in each

of the three sections below.

 

     The Subconscious and Emotional Drive of Your Age Group

 

    You are part of a 15 year group of people that are driven by

the need to find an ethical standard and a clear sense  of  what

is  right  and  what  is wrong. There is a subconscious drive to

straighten out all the world's  evils  and  create  a  world  of

perfect order. There is a feeling of repulsion to anything ugly,

dirty, or  grotesque.  Oddly  enough,  there  is  also  often  a

fascination  with these very things that are so distasteful, and

often a feeling of hopelessness and despair  about  the  world's

condition.

 

    These   inner,   emotional  and  conflicting  qualities  are

reflected in the attitudes and life styles of  your  generation.

Most  people of your age group are conservative and ethical, and

a small minority goes to the opposite extreme and relishes being

strange  or  unusual in appearance, and sloppy or even grotesque

in manners and appearance. There seems to be  no  middle  ground

for  your  generation.  Usually, the rebellious type of behavior

comes out during adolescence, and tends to  subside  thereafter,

and your age group tends to be very conservative in later life.

 

    Your age group is not very good at compromising and tends to

have strong ideas about what is right and what is  wrong.  There

is  a strong feeling that you must extinguish evil in the world.

Certainly, fostering good  works  is  very  commendable,  but  a

categorical  and simple-minded response to complex issues is not

helpful. Your age group will undergo  great  transformations  in

attitudes  regarding  Good  and  Evil  and  will  swing to great

extremes. Your generation will also make great contributions  in

the areas of medicine and nutrition, ecology, and education.

 

 

           The Ideals and Illusions of Your Age Group

 

    You are part of a 14 year group of people that are extremely

idealistic and farsighted in their dreams.  Your  age  group  is

very liberal and expansive in outlook, and consequently churches

become much more flexible and more eclectic  in  their  approach

during  your  life  time.  Religions  that  do  not adapt to the

broad-minded attitude of your age group  simply  are  unable  to

attract very much interest and involvement from you.

 

    A  great  deal  of  metaphysical  musing  and speculation is

evident in your age group, and there is a very  strong  interest

in  all  manner of psychic phenomena, UFO's, prophecy, etc. This

interest will open many new doors and insights,  but  will  also

often  lead  to a great deal of fantasizing and speculation that

is taken more seriously than it should be.

 

     The  entire  generation  to which you belong has tremendous

opportunities for spiritual rebirth and awakening. This will not

be forced upon you or precipitated by unavoidable events, rather

it comes from an inner yearning and a natural propensity to seek

the depths.

 

           What is New and Different in Your Age Group

 

    You  are  part  of  a  7 year group of people who strive for

greater equality in relationships. You treat parents,  children,

and  spouses  much  more  like  friends  and  equals  than other

generations do, and many of you will experiment with alternative

marriage  styles  that allow for greater freedom and equality in

relationships.

 

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 10:

Pluto in Virgo

Neptune in Sagittarius

Neptune Sextile Pluto

Uranus in Libra