The Merlin Report for
January 29, 1971
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
The interpretation of your astrology chart begins on the
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
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
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
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
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
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:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 10:
Pluto in Virgo
Neptune in Sagittarius
Neptune Sextile Pluto
Uranus in Libra