Career Horoscope for George W Bush
This Career Report is provided as an illustration of the kind of report you can expect if you order one for yourself. There is no intention to cast any aspersions on the character of the subject of this report.
This report outlines the career implications of your astrological chart. It contains a wealth of information about your strengths, talents, assets, challenges, and hidden potentials. To avoid getting lost in the details, you may wish to orient yourself by reading the following three sections that summarise the major influences in your chart:
1) The Sun's Sign and House Interpretations - your core identity issues.
2) The Balance of Elements and Modalities - your psychological needs.
3) The Most Active Planets, Points, Signs, & Houses - your dominant drives and desires.
Having read these summary sections, you will be in a better position to understand the more detailed interpretations and to put them in perspective. Read this material with an open mind and an attitude of self-discovery. There are more than 100,000 career choices catalogued by the U.S. government.
To find a fulfilling career, you should first identify your talents and interests and then seek work that fills you with enthusiasm and a sense of being alive. The horoscope is a useful tool in this process. The interpretations in this report are based on your natal chart cast in the Western tropical zodiac for the following birth data:
George W Bush
06 July 2023 07:26:00
New Haven, Connecticut
Time Zone: 04:00 (EDT)
Longitude: 072° W 55' 43"
Latitude: 41° N 18' 29"
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION TO VOCATIONAL ASTROLOGY
ASCENDANT AND CUSPS OF THE VOCATIONAL HOUSES
Second House Cusp
Sixth House Cusp
PLANETS IN SIGNS AND HOUSES:
The Three Outer Planets:
This report interprets your birth chart from the point of view of career factors in the horoscope. The material is drawn from four sources: (1) the astrological literature, (2) Carl Jung's writings on psychological types, (3) scientific research on vocation and the planets (especially the work of French statistician Michel Gauquelin), and (4) the author's experience as an astrologer over many years.
Many of the interpretations assume that you know your birth time accurately within a few minutes. If you are uncertain of the exact time, you can either cast a chart for SUNRISE of your date and place of birth or choose the UNKNOWN birth time feature of the program. The sunrise chart provides an informative general report for anyone born on the same date and in the same place on earth and offers a valuable perspective on vocational issues. Clicking on the Unknown time button calculates the Moon and planets for Noon for the place of birth, but places them in a solar houses chartwheel. The unknown time report omits interpretations for time-sensitive points.
This material is based on large statistical samples. Most people find that about 80% of the interpretations fit them closely whereas about 20% appear less applicable. If contradictory traits appear in the report, it is likely that both traits are aspects of your personality, but they are in conflict or vie with each other for expression. Astrology affords one of many perspectives on career potential. You should weigh the contents of this report with other sources of information such as your school record, job experience, vocational testing, your own sense of your likes and dislikes, and input from people who know you well. Astrology can guide you by suggesting options, but you alone have the ultimate responsibility to decide on a career path.
The birth chart outlines your potentials -- what you may become depending on how you develop your talents and confront your challenges and liabilities. It also helps you to identify your essential needs and chief motivations. The chart can both validate what you know of yourself and suggest further possibilities. It is up to each of us to weigh these factors in deciding on a career path that will be satisfying and promote personal growth. There are many paths open to each of us; our final destination depends on the choices we make along the way.
The natal horoscope taken in its entirety is a symbol of the person as a whole. Jung called this type of symbol a mandala. The signs of the zodiac represent twelve basic needs (and their corresponding challenges) that must be met in the course of human development. A particular planet can occupy any of the twelve signs and thus has available twelve different modes (signs) for expressing its fundamental planetary drive or energy.
The houses of the horoscope symbolise the twelve broad areas of life where we seek to fulfil our basic needs. The planets signify the fundamental urges, drives, energies, or functions of the human personality. Each planet occupies a particular sign and a particular house. In addition, the planets make connections among themselves (the aspects) that clarify how these energies connect with each other. Soft aspects (sextiles, trines, and conjunctions of harmonious planets) show natural abilities and things that come our way easily without much toil. Hard aspects (squares, oppositions, and conjunctions of inharmonious planets) show challenges and talents that require work to develop but that may lead to significant achievements.
In vocational astrology the second, sixth, and tenth houses are the most important. The second house indicates what resources (talents, values, money, and assets) are at our disposal for developing our self-worth and making a living. The sixth house symbolises the work environment, our co-workers, and the type of day-to-day labour involved. The tenth house is the quintessential house of career and shows where we can become successful and achieve recognition in the eyes of the world. Pay careful attention to the second, sixth, and tenth houses when reading this report. Consider the signs on their cusps, the planets ruling those signs, and the planets within those houses.
Also consider the strengths and weaknesses of this type of information. A computer-generated interpretation can only list and describe the individual astrological factors in your chart, but it cannot synthesise them into a coherent story. You will need to put everything together into a meaningful whole that best fits your life experience and personal development. At some point, you may wish to consult a professional astrologer for further insight into your birth map.
An important key is to pay close attention to any themes that come up repeatedly in the report. Such recurring themes represent significant needs that must be met for you to have a satisfying career. In addition, because the planet Saturn is so closely linked to what we do in the world, it is especially useful to study the information about Saturn in your chart. In several places, there are lists of various occupations taken from the astrological literature. These job lists should be understood merely as illustrations of general principles rather than as specific recommendations of a career to pursue. It is not possible to pinpoint a single specific vocational choice in a horoscope.
Regarding the Gauquelin research, the author has found that Gauquelin's findings about the meanings of planets in high intensity zones generalise to planets that are emphasised in other ways, according to the rules of traditional astrology.
ASCENDANT AND CUSPS OF VOCATIONAL HOUSES
The horoscope is divided into twelve sections or "houses," which are patterned after the twelve signs of the zodiac. Each house represents a different area of life, and the sign of the zodiac on the cusp of each of the houses describes how we express the matters governed by that house. In vocational astrology, the most relevant houses are the First House whose cusp is the Ascendant, the Second House of income, the Sixth House of daily work, and the Tenth House of Career whose cusp is the Midheaven. The houses are derived from your exact date, time, and place of birth.
The Rising Sign or Ascendant
The Ascendant is the sign of the zodiac that intersects the eastern horizon at the moment of birth. It is closely linked to our sense of personal identity and reflects how we present ourselves to the world. Each sign can be described by its Quality (Cardinal, Fixed, Mutable), its Element (Fire, Earth, Air, Water), and its Polarity (Yin, Yang). Cardinal signs are outgoing and initiate activity; Fixed signs consolidate, build, and resist change; and Mutable signs are adaptable and make way for a new cycle. Fire signs are intuitive and inspirational; Earth signs are practical and dependable; Air signs are mental and communicative; and Water signs are sensitive and emotional. Yin signs are receptive and inner directed, whereas Yang signs are assertive and outer directed.
Fixed, Fire, Yang
Keywords: proud, regal, dynamic, commanding, authoritative, loyal, independent, confident, creative, entertaining, fun-loving, theatrical, child-oriented.
With Leo rising, you tend to be outgoing and assertive when it comes to getting your needs met. You take charge when you have to, and you are generally straightforward and direct in dealing with others. You have leadership potential and would make a good supervisor. In your work you most likely prefer security and established routines. You enjoy the process of building something and following it through to completion. You prefer to do things your own way and may have a problem delegating responsibility. A talent for business or finance is often present. You would do well in a career that allows you freedom and independence to pioneer and explore uncharted territory. An interest in teaching is common. You are likely to be extraverted, dramatic, and a bit feisty; and you may at times project an image that declares "I am the greatest."
Key phrases for Leo are "I will" and "I create." People with a Leo emphasis seek occupations in which they can gratify their sense of pride and receive recognition or acclaim for their work from an admiring audience. Leo the Lion, king and showman of the jungle, wants to express his authority and stand in the limelight. Leo is a self-expressive sign that needs room for creativity in order to make a personal mark on the world. With Leo here, you may prefer either to be the one in charge or to work alone. You desire to stand out in some dignified manner, often from an elite or commanding position. Most likely you are organised, willing to take risks, fixed in your thinking, fairly self-contained, and skilful at financial speculation. You have great determination to succeed and may spend a lifetime developing your work.
People with a Leo emphasis often achieve prominence in the fields of art, finance, stockbroking, company promoting, politics, show business, the performing arts, professional sports, research, or science. Leo's penchant for adornment is seen among jewellers, decorators, and cosmetologists. Because the Sun rules Leo, you may be drawn to work involving fire, light, heat, or illumination. In afflicted charts, career setbacks are likely to be due to arrogance, narrow-mindedness, passionate impulse, or feeling above the law.
Some notable people with Leo rising include Muhammad Ali, Joan of Arc, Otto Von Bismark, Mario Cuomo, Ava Gardner, Alfred Hitchcock, Ann Landers, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Nicholson, Luciano Pavarotti, Christopher Reeve, O.J. Simpson, Sting, Meryl Streep, General Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf, Tina Turner, and Boris Yeltsin.
The sign, house, and aspects of the Sun, which rules Leo, will give further clues about your self-assertive drives. The same holds true for the decan ruler(s) described below.
FIRST DECAN: Your Ascendant lies between 0 and 10 degrees of Leo. Hence, your sense of identity comes under the influence of the first decan of Leo, which is governed by LEO, the SUN, and Chaldean ruler SATURN. You are likely to be proud, ambitious, status-conscious, and desirous of power, authority, or adulation. This decan produces many performers, leaders, executives, politicians, and other influential or prominent people. Some well-known people with this decan rising include Al Gore, Alex Haley, Barry Manilow, Pablo Picasso, and Meryl Streep.
Our vocation is shown by the tenth house, the sign and decan of its cusp (which is the Midheaven or MC in most house systems), the ruler(s) of the tenth, any planets therein, and any aspects involving tenth house planets, the tenth house ruler(s), or the MC.
Aries is the crusading warrior who thrives on competition, challenge, danger, and battle. Key phrases include "I am," "I pioneer," and "I boldly go where no man has gone before." Your career must provide an opportunity for initiative, boldness, leadership, assertiveness, and self-direction. You value your independence and do not like subordinate positions. An Aries Midheaven suggests work that involves courage, energy, enthusiasm, daring, risk-taking, dexterity, the use of force, and vigorous physical activity. Aries rules the "head," and persons influenced by Aries often want head an enterprise, service, or organisation. Aries likes to be at the helm -- commanding, leading, taking charge, supervising, piloting, and directing. The person with a prominent Aries resonates with the words of poet William Henley (who had three planets in Aries): "I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul."
Typical Aries occupations include Mars-governed activities such as sports, police work, the military, executive positions, fire fighting, mechanics, engineering, carpentry, iron work, meat cutting, tree surgery, dealing in firearms, driving vehicles, piloting aircraft, exploration, and fields that use weapons, tools, vehicles, or metal instruments. Many surgeons, engineers, butchers, politicians, and architects have this placement. Your career must furnish an outlet for the independence and physical energy of Mars. A number of Aries influenced individuals are drawn to teaching, training, recruiting, journalism, and investigative reporting. In afflicted charts, there may be impulsive behaviour, problems with anger, criminal activity, or trouble with the law.
The sign, house, and aspects of Mars, which rules Aries, will give further clues about career potentials in your chart. The same holds true of the decan ruler(s) indicated below.
THIRD DECAN: Because your Midheaven lies between 20 and 30 degrees of Aries, your career comes under the influence of the third decan of Aries, which is governed by SAGITTARIUS, JUPITER, and Chaldean ruler VENUS. You are a natural adventurer and pioneer who loves to explore new territories, whether they be material, intellectual, or spiritual. The combination of Mars and Jupiter may indicate a leadership position in fields such as law enforcement or the military. Your drive and enthusiasm may be channelled into Venus-ruled pursuits such as fine art, music, literature, theatre, acting, painting, decorating, fashion, beauty, and so on. The Sagittarian emphasis gives an interest in religion, philosophy, languages, culture, and higher education. You may be drawn to work connected with broadcasting, publishing, import/export, aviation, the travel industry, or dealings with foreigners. You have a good sense of humour and are willing to take risks in your career. Some notable persons with this placement include Jason Bateman, Yul Brenner, Jack Nicholson, and Pablo Picasso.
Taurus Intercepted in the Tenth House
An intercepted sign lies entirely within a house and differs from the sign on its cusp.
Key phrases for Taurus are "I have" or "I possess." Your appreciation of quality, value, material goods, and excellent workmanship will assist you in any career. Taurus indicates a great deal of patience, tenacity, practicality, and common sense. Success usually comes after a period of apprenticeship in which you master skills and lay firm foundations for future advancement. You have an innate talent for managing money and accumulating wealth. Most likely you would prefer a job that has a set routine and that allows you to feel comfortable and worthwhile. You may gain recognition for becoming the spokesperson of a particular system of values. Taurus is a sensual earthy sign and often works in a field that involves direct hands-on contact with material reality. The characteristic Taurean appreciation of beauty, luxury, peace, and harmony may also colour your choice of career.
Typical Taurus occupations include banking, finance, architecture, farming, agriculture, and business. Because Venus rules Taurus, you may be well dealing in luxury items or the beauty industry. Because Taurus rules the throat, you may have musical talent. In afflicted charts, career setbacks may be due to overindulgence, inflexibility, intolerance, personal vanity, dishonesty, or shady business dealings.
The sign, house, and aspects of Venus, which rules Taurus, will give further clues about career potentials in your chart.
Leo Second House Cusp
Income and resources are shown by the second house, the sign (and decan) of its cusp, the ruler(s) of this house, any planets therein, and by any aspects involving second house planets, the second house ruler(s), or the cusp of the second house.
With Leo here, you would do well at work that allows for leadership, organisational and administrative functioning, self-promotion, and creative self-expression. Leo, the Lion, is king of the jungle, and you may wish to rule your work environment. Your outgoing and friendly nature could lead to an interest in jobs such as performer, entertainer, model, dancer, musician, comedian, journalist, recreational director, personal trainer, or occupations involving the theatre or entertainment industry.
Leo is connected with gold and investments, and some with the placement become bankers, investors, stockbrokers, jewellers, or cosmetologists. Teaching ability is often indicated, and occupations involving children are not uncommon. Leo is fond of animals, nature, and the outdoors, and may indicate an interest in occupations such as forest ranger, landscape gardener, tree surgeon, naturopath, veterinarian, or other work with animals or out of doors. The sun rules Leo and may give an interest in jobs connected in some way with light, heat, fire, or illumination.
Capricorn Sixth House Cusp
Our daily work and working environment are shown by the sixth house, the sign (and decan) of its cusp, the ruler(s) of this house, any planets therein, and by any aspects involving sixth house planets, the sixth house ruler(s), or the cusp of the sixth house.
With Capricorn here, you can benefit from work that requires persistence, dedication, attention to detail, and organisational or administrative ability. You have high standards, value a job well done, and have a well-developed sense of social responsibility. Your work may require you to assume some type of command or authority, as in government work, politics, public administration, or other executive, supervisory or management positions. You may prefer to work in a corporate environment.
Your practicality and common sense could lead to success in fields such as building, carpentry, banking, real estate, land development, the clothing or fashion industry, engineering, accounting, computer science, special education, behaviour therapy, veterinary medicine, dentistry, grain production, architecture, or other down-to-earth and practically useful endeavours. There is often an interest in healing and therapeutics that may draw you to fields like acupuncture, psychiatry, psychotherapy, massage, hands-on healing, counselling astrology, and similar endeavours. If you are artistically inclined, you would probably enjoy dance and other forms of creative expression that make active use of the body.
Planets in Signs and Houses
Sun in Cancer
The Sun symbolises our core identity and basic life energy. For us to feel authentic, our careers must allow for expression of our Sun sign's creativity and will to be.
Keywords: nurturing, intuitive, sensitive, protective, tenacious, imaginative, musical, conservative, cautious, frugal, security-conscious, moody, family oriented.
Cancer is the sensitive Crab whose hard shell protects its soft interior. This sign is known for being moody, caring, nurturing, shrewd, retentive, and protective. Cancers have good memories, keen intuition, psychic ability, strong family ties, and a strong sense of history, tradition, and patriotism. Once they grasp onto something, they become quite tenacious and do not like to let go. Cancer's ruler is the fluctuating, sensitive, and receptive Moon, goddess of the night and governatrix of the tides and the menstrual cycle. Members of this sign readily pick up vibes from other people and from their environment. They are good at collecting things and are especially fond of making and managing money. These Celestial Crabs know how to hang onto what they have, and they like to watch their money grow. Many succeed in business, industry, and other fields that require financial acumen.
The typical Cancer has a strong need to nurture, mother, protect, heal, or look after others. Cancerians may be drawn to occupations connected with medicine, nursing, counselling, healing, teaching, the law, civil rights, nurseries, child care, paediatrics, or social work. A Cancer's job must provide a sense of emotional satisfaction. The Moon rules the public, and many entertainers and politicians are born under this sign. Cancers are usually good mimics and natural comedians. The fluidity, sensitivity, imagination, and emotionality of this sign often manifests as a talent for music, poetry, literature, painting, and other forms of art. The Cancerian sensitivity to public tastes and moods can be useful in sales, advertising, design, the restaurant business, or public relations.
Cancer is the sign of the homemaker, and many Crabs enter fields related to domestic services, home economics, cooking, catering, restaurants, furniture, home building or repair, remodelling, plumbing, home electrical wiring, hotel work, and so on. There may also be a talent for jobs connected with water, fishing, sailing, weather, storms, or the sea. Cancer has a connection with the Fourth House, which may give an interest in real estate, land, property, the care or study of the earth, meteorology, geology, chemistry, ecology, the physical sciences, environmental issues, and so on.
Cancer has a strong appreciation of past influences, and many Cancerians enjoy the study of history, antiquity, the past, developmental psychology, and similar topics. Cancer's shrewdness with money can lead to success in business, finance, stockbroking, or investing. Cancer's desire to protect and nurture leads some to work in government, the legal justice system, civil rights organisations, or movements that benefit the welfare of children.
In a statistical survey of sun signs by Paul Field (1964), Cancer produced a large number of lawyers (along with Gemini, Leo, and Scorpio). Cancer was also a common sun sign among surgeons (as were Virgo and Capricorn). In this survey, Sun in Cancer produced the smallest number of chemists and U.S. Senators and Representatives.
Some famous Cancer personalities include both Nelson and John D. Rockefeller, Thurgood Marshall, Meryl Streep, Bill Cosby, Robin Williams, Rembrandt, Marc Chagall, Louis Armstrong, Jean Paul Sartre, Franz Kafka, Julius Caesar, Kenneth Starr, O.J. Simpson, and the late Princess Diana. The sign, house, and aspects of the Moon, which rules Cancer, will give further clues about career potentials in your chart. The same holds true of the decan ruler(s) below.
SECOND DECAN: Your Sun lies between 10 and 20 degrees of Cancer (approximately July 2 - 12), your sense of identity and purpose in life come under the influence of the second decan of Cancer, which is governed by SCORPIO, PLUTO, MARS, and the Chaldean ruler MERCURY. You have a shrewd and penetrating mind, tremendous willpower, and excellent powers of analysis. The Scorpio influence may give an interest in healing, medicine, psychology, or the occult. There is often executive ability and a talent for any kind of research or investigation. Financial acumen is good and you have the potential to become fairly wealthy. You could succeed at intellectual occupations such as chemistry, science, writing, journalism, teaching, publishing, the law, and so on.
The clever wit of Mercury plus the penetrating insight of Pluto can make you a fine journalist, performer, or comedian. You are good with your hands and quick on your feet. There may be an interest in the military or the navy. Your work might relate in some way to matters of death and dying. The intensity of your emotional life may find expression in literature or the arts. Mars and Pluto are likely to make you vigorous, athletic, and rather sexy. Members of this decan include Ann Landers, Kristi Yamaguchi, Tom Cruise, Kevin Bacon, Tom Hanks, Milton Berle, David Brinkley, Julius Caesar, Yul Brynner, Bill Cosby, Raffi, Geraldo Rivera, Jimmy Smits, Tom Stoppard, Ringo Starr, Louis Armstrong, and Sylvester Stallone.
Sun in the Twelfth House
The Sun represents our individuality, willpower, and sense of self. The house occupied by the Sun reveals areas where we can feel authentic and express who we truly are.
With the Sun in the twelfth house, your work may involve matters related to fantasy, illusion, intuition, or imagination. You value your privacy and may prefer to work in solitude, in an indirect manner, or behind the scenes. Here we find mystics, poets, storytellers, musicians, songwriters, photographers, filmmakers, painters, museum curators, art teachers, dancers, actors, showmen, creative writers, spiritual masters, saints, martyrs, non-violent activists, occultists, psychics, astrologers, magicians, and patrons of the arts. You have a strong sense of compassion and social welfare, and you understand the universality of humankind.
There is often an interest in medical research or in healing, especially on a psychological or spiritual level. This is a beneficial placement for psychologists, psychotherapists, hypnotists, priests, nuns, and others who work compassionately with the human spirit. A fondness for animals is common. Some with this position work with oils, paints, chemicals, alcohol, drugs, gases, or things of the sea. You may find yourself working in a school setting, university, library, museum, hospital, laboratory, prison, large institution, or place of seclusion or confinement. In afflicted charts, there is a potential for victimisation, substance abuse, playing the martyr role, or other forms of self-undoing.
Moon in Libra
The Moon represents our feelings, emotions, capacity for empathy, psychological reactions, and habitual or subconscious patterning. It signifies our need for security and our mothering instincts -- how we feel about, nurture, and care for one another.
A Libra Moon suggests that your are a person of refinement who treats others as equals. Your intuition, communication skills, and emotional sensitivity can lead to success in counselling, teaching, crisis work, mediation, diplomacy, psychology, hypnosis, healing, pastoral work, marketing, sales, or public relations. There is a sense of justice and fairness that can make you a fine lawyer, judge, arbitrator, negotiator, or advisor. Your logical mind may confer a talent for engineering, mathematics, aeronautics, physics, or any of the sciences.
You have a keen eye for balance, form, colour, proportion, and harmony, which may find expression in artistic endeavours. This position is common in charts of architects, fashion designers, musicians, photographers, artists, and other creative individuals. You would be a formidable opponent in an adversarial situation. You could also do well in any field where you must cater to public tastes or establish harmonious relations with large groups of people. You enjoy the finer things in life and might fine employment in the hotel, restaurant, travel, vacation, or catering industries.
Moon in the Third House
A third house Moon enhances any talent you have for writing, editing, poetry, singing, speaking, illustrating, or otherwise communicating with others. Your ability to put feelings into words, to give voice to emotion, to sway the masses, and to comprehend the moods and tastes of the public can lead to success as an educator, politician, attorney, public speaker, movie director, dramatist, film critic, designer, singer, entertainer, author, musician, radio personality, artist, gourmet chef, marketer, advertiser, and so on.
The Moon symbolises your brain and your emotions, and in the third house it emphasises travel, local contacts, moving about, language, learning, teaching, the media, and all manner of communication. Your work may involve frequent use of telephones, computers, the Internet, word processors, vehicles, or any form of technology that promotes interaction or contact with others. Athletes with this position are usually quite agile and have a natural feel for their sport.
Mercury in Leo
Mercury is the messenger of the gods. This first planet from the Sun represents our mind and thinking process -- how we learn, analyse, reason, and communicate. It also reveals how we use our hands, move our bodies, and explore our surroundings.
You enjoy being intellectually creative and expressing yourself in a dramatic or spirited manner. Most likely you are an entertaining writer or speaker who likes to let your intellectual talents shine. Typically there is a command of the language and a masterful sense of style. You may also have a knack for finance, business negotiation, stockbroking, or speculative investing. Your willpower is strong, and you pursue your goals in a unique and creative manner. Some with this position overvalue their opinions and are a bit self-centred and fixed in their thinking and way of doing things.
Mercury in the First House
Mercury in the first house indicates a friendly, outgoing manner and a desire to communicate with others. You love variety and may be a bit restless and high strung. Most likely you are interested in education, and you have a talent for giving voice to new ideas. You can be quite inventive and witty, and probably have a good sense of humour. There is often exceptional manual dexterity and a fondness for travel and keeping on the go. You are a natural communicator and can succeed at occupations that require you to talk, write, type, or use the telephone. You could do well a jobs that allow you to gather, analyse, or distribute news or information; to utilise your fine motor skills; to satisfy your natural curiosity; and to stay mentally and physically active.
Venus in Leo
Venus is the goddess of love. This second planet from the Sun rules our affections, values, enjoyments, and how we relate to others. Venus also governs art, beauty, adornment, pleasure, fun, and our sense of appreciation of the finer things in life.
With Venus in Leo, you are likely to have a dramatic flair and a need for self-expression. This would be a good placement for an actor, teacher, entertainer, singer, dancer, performing artist, director, or anyone who needs to attract and hold the attention of others. You may be drawn to people in positions of power, fame, or authority. Some with Venus in Leo do well in banking, finance, stockbroking, or investing. There is often a fondness for pomp, elegance, show, and a grand performance.
Venus in the First House
A first house Venus suggests personal charm, an attractive appearance, and a pleasant manner of self-expression. You have a good sense of form and harmony, and there is often a talent for, song, music, poetry, or art. Other people find you attractive and enjoy your company. You enjoy taking the lead, being physically active, and venturing into new territory.
Mars in Virgo
Mars, the fourth planet from the Sun, is the ancient god of war. Mars represents our libido, initiative, and physical energy. The sign and house placement of Mars reveal how and where we express our passion, assert ourselves, and expend our energy.
You excel at work that requires you to be flexible, versatile, and adaptable. You are a good communicator and a bit of a wheeler-dealer. Your common sense, self-discipline, and problem solving abilities are definite assets. Your manual dexterity may find expression in detail work, crafts, sports, cooking, gardening, landscaping, or other activities that require skilful use of the hands and upper extremities. You enjoy finding practical applications for what you learn, and you like to pass on your knowledge by training or teaching others. Although you have organisational ability, you may prefer not to be the one who is ultimately in charge but rather to be the power behind the throne. Careers that appeal to you involve being useful to others or rendering some type of service, often in one of the helping, healing, or teaching professions.
An interest in health, nutrition, hygiene, hands-on healing, and therapeutics could lead to a job in the fitness, medical, or pharmaceutical industries. Some with this position enjoy caring for plants, trees, pets, or small animals. Your talent for analysis, critical thinking, and dealing with detailed information may indicate an aptitude for writing, science, mathematics, diagnosis, or one of the technical fields. There is usually an ability to gather and organise large amounts of data into a useful format. Your faults include being overly critical or excessively sceptical, worrying too much, and being unable to see the forest for the trees.
Mars in the Second House
You have a talent for investigation, research, and any kind of detective work. Your ability to assert yourself and convey can lead to a leadership position. You may derive income from Mars-ruled matters such as engineering, mechanics, weapons, the military or police work, competition, athletics, iron, metals, hardware, surgery, haircutting, or fields related to fire, cutting, drilling, probing, or the use of mechanical devices or sharp instruments. Because the second house rules money and income, you could do well in business, banking, or finance. The high energy and boldness of Mars often indicate entrepreneurial tendencies or money that is earned through endeavours requiring physical skill and exertion.
Jupiter in Libra
Jupiter, the fifth planet from the sun, is the king of Mount Olympus and the most benefic of all the planets. Jupiter represents expansion, wisdom, the higher mind, and the broadening of horizons. The sign and house placements of Jupiter show how and where we encounter good fortune and continue to grow in body, mind, and spirit.
Jupiter in Libra enhances your sense of fairness, justice, and impartial decision-making. You are able to grasp both extremes of a polarised situation and to achieve some type of balanced understanding. Your objectivity and sense of proportion could make you an excellent scientist, researcher, mathematician, or accountant. There is often a strong religious interest. Libra is a sign connected with beauty, balance, form, and harmony. Jupiter here may indicate a career involving the arts, music, literature, decorating, fashion, or any field connected with the appreciation of beauty. Because Libra rules partnerships, the individual may achieve success working in collaboration with others.
This placement is common in the charts of bankers, theoretical mathematicians, lawyers, judges, prosecutors, artists, designers, college professors of literature, counsellors, advisors, psychiatrists, and those who deal with the adjustment or balancing of relationships. Your refinement and good taste are assets in any career.
Jupiter in the Third House
You excel at all kinds of intellectual tasks and may have considerable scientific talent. There is often an interest in writing, literature, communication, schooling, and travel. There is a gift for lecturing or public speaking. This placement is common in the charts of teachers, authors, educators, journalists, and those who wish to reach others with their ideas.
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun, is the most distant planet that can be seen by the naked eye. It marks the outer limits of the visible solar system and has been called at various times the Cosmic Teacher, Father Time, and the Grim Reaper. Saturn symbolises limitations, hardships, boundaries, fears, and the lessons we must learn. Like all good teachers, Saturn rewards hard work, discipline, and persistent effort.
Saturn in Cancer enhances your persistence, tenacity, and desire for security. You may have difficulty being in touch with your feelings or expressing them freely, and you are likely to feel somewhat fearful or restricted in emotionally charged situations. There is often a history of feeling emotionally insecure during childhood that may lead you, as an adult, to take your family responsibilities seriously and to pursue work in one of the healing, social service, or helping professions. This position also carries with it a fondness of history, tradition, antiques, or anything that helps you understand the past and its influence on your development.
Saturn in the Twelfth House
A twelfth house Saturn increases your personal reserve, sense of responsibility, and desire for privacy and solitude. It is important for you to have time alone to contemplate, reflect, or meditate. The main difficulty with this position is the potential for self-doubt, which can lead to escapist behaviour. You must learn to fulfil your obligations without guilt and to develop a healthy sense of self-esteem. Many with this position are committed to improving the public welfare and have a talent for activities related to educating, healing, or uplifting the spirits of others.
Saturn here is common in the charts of doctors, nurses, acupuncturists, dentists, psychotherapists, veterinarians, teachers, clergy, religious workers, astrologers, psychics, philosophers, poets, essayists, serious artists, songwriters, composers of music, and comedians. You may find yourself working quietly or behind the scenes in a large institution (e.g., university, museum, or library) or in a place of seclusion or confinement (e.g., hospital, asylum, nursing home, monastery, or prison).
THE THREE OUTER PLANETS
In our solar system, Saturn is most distant planet from the earth that is visible to the naked eye. The three outer planets -- Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto -- lie beyond Saturn's orbit and can only be seen by telescope. These outer planets spend many years travelling through each sign, and thus they tend to affect an entire generation. Only their house placements and close aspects are significant in the interpretation of an individual horoscope. Though not personally significant by itself, the sign placement of the three outer planets can reinforce similar traits found elsewhere in the horoscope.
Uranus in the Eleventh House
Uranus is the first planet beyond Saturn's orbit and outside the boundary of the visible solar system. It symbolises breaking through barriers via originality, inventiveness, and progressive ideas. Uranus reveals where we can express our novelty and uniqueness.
With an eleventh house Uranus, you tend to attract friends who are unusual, offbeat, unconventional, original, and inventive. Your own humanitarian ideals and hopes for a better world may interest you in fields related to healing, social work, psychiatry, psychotherapy, counselling, religion, or astrology. You may seek to lighten the spirits of others through music, writing, or entertainment. There may also be a talent for science, computers, science, engineering, technology, radio, TV, or electronics.
Uranus in Gemini
You belong to a generation of progressive and original thinkers. Some members of your group will be responsible for major scientific and technological breakthroughs. Others will make their mark pursuing humanitarian causes or defending the rights and civil liberties of others.
Neptune in the Third House
Neptune is the ancient god of the oceans, which are fluid, without form, and boundless. It dissolves the limitations set up by Saturn. This planet symbolises all that is cloudy, nebulous, dreamlike, mystical, or illusory. Neptune represents compassion, intuition, empathy, sacrifice, and spiritual development. The placement of Neptune reveals where we may care for others, pursue our ideals, and be at one with the universe.
A third house Neptune indicates a highly intuitive mind and a keen imagination. There is often a talent for creative writing and an interest in occult, otherworldly, mysterious, psychic, transcendental, or spiritual matters. You may enjoy travel abroad or activities related to water or the sea. A fondness for art, literature, poetry, dance, or any form of graceful movement is also common. Many with this position enjoy learning about dreams, hypnosis, intuition, the unconscious, and the workings of the human mind.
If Neptune forms any aspect with Saturn, you are likely to have considerable talent for scientific or medical work. In afflicted charts, a third house Neptune can indicate nebulous, strange, or delusional thinking that may lead to unsettling behaviour which is potentially harmful to self or others.
Neptune in Libra
Neptune in Libra often indicates idealism about partnerships and close relationships. This position of Neptune reinforces any talent for art, music, song, creative writing, counselling, psychology, the law, or politics elsewhere in the chart.
Pluto in the First House
Pluto is the ancient god of the underworld who ruled the realm of death and darkness. It represents immense power, transformation, radical change, renewal, and rebirth. The placement of Pluto reveals where we express our needs for control and regeneration.
Pluto rising lends great emotional intensity to your personality. You may be drawn to careers in which you can radically transform other people or the environment. Pluto tears down and destroys in order to rebuild. There is often an interest in medicine, psychology, healing, detective work, research, investigation, spirituality, the occult, or matters connected with death and dying. You like to probe, cut, and penetrate beneath the surface. Like the Scorpion, which is ruled by Pluto, your words and actions may carry a venomous sting. The intense energy of Pluto often finds expression in sports, sex, or other vigorous activities. Pluto here can also incline toward extreme behaviour and may confer a desire to have power and control over others.
Pluto in Leo
Pluto in Leo enhances leadership ability and any creative, artistic, or dramatic tendencies elsewhere in the chart.
North Node in Gemini
The Moon's North Node reveals areas of potential for growth.
In Gemini, the Moon's North Node advises you to develop your ability to communicate and to establish meaningful lasting relationships. You should avoid intellectual snobbery such as using big words and technical jargon simply to impress others without establishing genuine personal contact. You need to learn to honour your commitments and keep your promises. Your word is closely tied to your reputation, and you must avoid playing fast and loose with the truth. You probably enjoy travel and higher education. Your natural facility with words may indicate a talent for teaching, writing, speaking, singing, acting, sales, and the like. Physical agility and manual dexterity are common.
North Node in the Eleventh House
In the eleventh house, the Moon's Node suggests that you develop your capacity for objective reasoning and to dedicate yourself to improving the lot of humankind. You should guard your personal liberty and not shy away from challenging tradition or existing structures of society. Originality and inventiveness are frequent. You may have a talent for scientific, technical, mechanical, or computer-related fields. This placement is common in the charts of advisors, lawyers, counsellors, administrative assistants, and those who work with clients in some way.
Part of Fortune in Scorpio
The Lot of Fortune is an Arabic Part related to material well-being.
You benefit through your ability to delve, penetrate, research, investigate, and intuit. You like to probe beneath the surface and dig deeply to get at the root of things. You are resourceful and may have a good head for banking, accounting, investing, or tax matters. Success often comes in a Scorpio-related field such as medicine, healing, surgery, chemistry, finance, psychology, human sexuality, criminology, detective work, power politics, pollution control, waste management, occult studies, psychic phenomena, or matters connected with death and dying. You may also gain through activities connected with oil, liquids, chemicals, mining, archaeology, geology, or managing natural resources.
Part of Fortune in the Fourth House
The house position of the Part of Fortune indicates areas of life that can bring you good fortune. In the fourth house, it suggests that benefits may come through land, property, or real estate. Your family has a strong influence on your career, and some with this position enter a family business or live off of family money. The fourth house rules the home and domestic matters. Your work may involve home construction, remodelling, decorating, or domestic activities such as cooking, cleaning, and so on. Often there is an interest in history, tradition, development, past influences, geology, archaeology, meteorology, basic human drives, and psychological processes. You feel a need to understand or investigate the origin of things.
Balance of Elements and Modalities
Introversion and Extraversion
The follow section takes a broad look at your chart from the viewpoint of the predominance of the four elements or temperaments (Fire, Earth, Air, and Water) and the three modalities or modes of action (Cardinal or initiating, Fixed or stabilising, Mutable or adapting and transitioning). It draws on Jungian psychology and Jung's notions of introversion and extraversion to describe how the same astrological trait manifests for introverted versus extraverted personalities.
Introverts are inwardly directed, prefer to work alone or with a small number of people, generally reflect before they act, and would rather read about or ponder an issue than socialise or talk with others. Extraverts show the opposite characteristics. Extraverts are outwardly directed and come across as sociable, positive, outgoing, and confident. They love to talk and socialise, and they prefer to be with others rather than alone.
The value in determining whether you are more introverted or more extraverted is that the same astrological factors can be utilised to pursue different careers depending on whether you are focused inwardly (introverted) or outwardly (extraverted). For example, a person with a preponderance of the element water/feeling in his or her chart might prefer to write and publish poetry, if introverted, or might use that water element to become a successful actor or performing musician if extraverted.
If you have access to the Internet, you might wish to take the Keirsey Temperament Sorter Quiz to determine your degree of introversion and extraversion. It is located at http://www.keirsey.com/cgi-bin/keirsey/newkts.cgi where you can also read about the career implications of your personality style.
Having decided whether you are more introverted or extraverted, read the following section to see which elements and modalities are most emphasised in your natal chart.
Keywords: ardent, creative, intuitive, aspiring, enthusiastic, inspirational, impulsive, spirited, future-oriented, energetic, passionate, self-confident.
An abundance of fire in a chart correlates with the Jungian function of intuition. You are able to perceive, unconsciously or intuitively, what is possible or likely to occur as a situation unfolds. From the data that you gather, you generate abstract possibilities regarding future trends. You readily perceive the underlying meaning and motivation of other people's actions. A pioneering, enthusiastic and enterprising spirit accompanies this intuitive perceptiveness. Fire wants to shine, to inspire and uplift others, to convey hope and encouragement -- to make its mark on the world in a grand, exciting, and stimulating manner.
You are good at finding new ways to do things, and others look to your leadership in launching new projects. You love challenges, especially when they prompt you into energetic activity that promotes your own interests. You see things in broad perspective with an awareness of the future implications of current actions. Unless the element earth is strong in your chart, a certain impracticality is one of your shortcomings and you will need to work on taking proper care of your body and your material and financial concerns. There is some risk of jumping to conclusions rather than carefully weighing the facts to come to a conclusion.
Introverted intuitives direct their attention inward and are often regarded as eccentric dreamers. They gravitate toward careers that utilise their visionary, psychic, mystical, forecasting, or prophetic abilities.
Extraverted intuitives put their intuitive flashes of insight to more practical purposes. They pursue careers where they can act as creators, innovators, pioneers, inventors, promoters, speculators, adventurers, or revolutionaries. They thrive on novelty and excitement and tend to be weak at doing routine tasks and following through. Their highly developed "sixth sense" and accurate hunches can make them successful as leaders, motivators, entrepreneurs, or investors. They make quintessential power-politicians.
Many creative professionals are highly intuitive. Examples include writers, architects, research scientists, gifted teachers, theologians, artists, musicians, psychiatrists, and neurologists. An abundance of fire (intuition) has also been reported in the charts of Protestant clergy and indicates an energetic expression of their feelings and ideals.
Keywords: pioneering, assertive, initiating, authoritative, constructive, action-oriented
Many planets in cardinal signs suggest a career that meets your need for self-assertion, inspiration, and independent action. You are a go-getter with tremendous initiative and leadership potential, but you sometimes fail to follow through on the good ideas that you so easily generate. Others appreciate your outgoing and sociable style, and look to you for leadership in initiating new projects and coming up with new ideas. You like to make decisions for yourself, and the strength of your personality gives you natural executive ability. There is potential for success in running your own enterprise. You are comfortable being in charge and letting the buck stop with you.
Keywords: relationship- and people-oriented, verbal, clever, sociable, interactive
Many planets in houses 3, 7, or 11 suggest a career that meets the need to be involved in dealing with relationships, whether they be relationships between people, objects, or ideas. You would most likely enjoy an occupation that involves frequent contacts with other people. This is common, for example, in the charts of teachers, lawyers, salespersons, journalists, counsellors, psychologists, or anyone who works closely with clients. You are likely to have excellent communication skills, and your ability to perceive relationships may manifest as scientific or mathematical ability.
Keywords: flexible, adaptable, transitional, mental, clever, assimilating, idea-oriented
A preponderance of planets in the cadent houses (3, 6, 9, and 12) suggests versatility, adaptability, and intellectual interests. You are likely to enjoy experimentation, study, new learning, and mental activity. There is often a talent for teaching or otherwise conveying ideas to others. You may also have an ability to manage and organise large amounts of data. An ideal career would satisfy your need for mental stimulation and continued learning throughout your life.
Some occupations associated with abundant cadency include scientist, researcher, bacteriologist, technical writer, computer programmer, data processor, teacher, counsellor, novelist, and editor.
Planets in Aspect
Introduction to Aspects
As mentioned in the Introduction, the planets signify fundamental urges, drives, or functions of the human personality. Astrologers have discovered that when planets either align (conjoin) or form certain configurations (angular patterns) with one another, a blending or combination of their energies occurs. These patterns are called "aspects" and are measured in terms of the angles formed by the planets.
The aspects are divided into major (0, 60, 90, 120, and 180 degrees) or minor (all other aspects, e.g., 30, 45, 72, 135, 144, 150 degrees, etc.). Major aspects are more evident and generally have a more profound effect on personality and vocation. The names of the aspects, according to the number of degrees between planets, are as follows. Major: 0 = conjunction, 60 = sextile, 90 = square, 120 = trine, and 180 = opposition. Minor: 30 = semi-sextile, 45 = semi-square, 72 = quintile, 135 = sesquiquadrate, 144 = biquintile, and 150 = inconjunct, or more properly the quincunx.
Aspects can be either easy or difficult. Of the major aspects, the sextile (60 degrees) and trine (120 degrees) are considered easy or harmonious whereas the square (90 degrees) and opposition (180 degrees) are considered difficult or stressful. The conjunction can be either easy or difficult depending on the nature of the planets involved. A planet involved in difficult aspects is considered "afflicted" since it carries some form of hardship through the difficult aspect.
In the next section, you will find a detailed description of the most significant aspects in your chart. At first reading, the large amount of material in this section may seem a bit overwhelming. Rather than get lost in the details, look for repeated themes that reinforce or clarify the earlier sections of this report.
The aspect descriptions below are arranged in order of "strength," which is a measure of whether the aspect is major (stronger) or minor (weaker) and how close the planets are to being at exactly the angle specified by the aspect. The closer the aspect is to exact, the stronger its influence is likely to be. However, if the planets involved in the aspect are strongly emphasised in your chart, then even a weak aspect between them can be quite significant.
Mercury conjunct Pluto (Strength: 11.01)
Mercury/Pluto aspects lend an intense, driven, obsessional, and at times secretive, quality to your thinking. Your mind is able to bypass verbalised pigeonholing and penetrate directly into subconscious or hidden aspects of reality. You may be a fierce perfectionist who meticulously meets any intellectual challenge. The Pluto emphasis indicates a deep understanding of the more desperate and violent aspects of human existence. You would do well at any type of investigative, research, diagnostic, or detective work. You have a fascination with matters related to control, power, sexuality, death, hidden causes, psychic phenomena, and the unconscious mind. These interests could lead to such varied careers as politician, psychiatrist, investigative reporter, prosecuting attorney, chemist, atomic physicist, or occultist. An interest in aviation and travel is not uncommon. There is often financial acumen that can lead to work in banking, accounting, investing, and similar fields. If this conjunction forms stressful aspects, it can indicate a violent temper.
Moon conjunct Jupiter (Strength: 10.22)
Moon/Jupiter aspects indicate a person who is good-humoured, kindly, sensitive, compassionate, and generous. Your natural friendliness and personal appeal make you a fine salesperson. Good business sense is common. There is often restlessness, a liking for change and travel, and a fondness for ease and comfort. You may also enjoy adventure, athletics, or outdoor activities like horseback riding. You tend to be very imaginative and may enjoy fiction, literature, or philosophical speculation. Others appreciate your ability to tell a joke or spin a good yarn. Difficulties can arise through self-indulgence, and special care should be taken to use alcohol or drugs only in moderation. Although you are likely to come in contact with the wealthy, you may be impractical or imprudent about personal spending and other financial matters. Career opportunities may come through women.
Mercury conjunct Ascendant (Strength: 8.88)
With Mercury conjunct the Ascendant, you are mentally alert, a bit restless, and fond of talking and exchanging ideas. You have a natural curiosity and a clever wit that can leave others laughing. Your love of variety and new experiences may lead you to travel, read, study, and make many acquaintances. You are a born communicator and your career may involve collecting, organising, or disseminating information. You may be drawn to Mercury-ruled matters such as travel, transport, vehicles, commerce, mental activity, teaching, editing, writing, messages, reporting, communications, computers, accounting, and so on. Your facility with language would be an asset in politics or the legal profession. There may also be manual dexterity, mechanical ability, and a knack for fine craftsmanship or the skilful use of your upper extremities. If there are other indications of musical ability, you could do well at playing an instrument, writing songs, or composing music. The downside of this position is a tendency to gossip, play the field, keep too many irons in the fire, or to jump from topic to topic with only superficial understanding.
Pluto conjunct Ascendant (Strength: 7.82)
You are an emotionally intense person who wants to assume power and radically change your environment. Others may regard you as having a magnetic personality and a fair amount of sex appeal. You may rise to a leadership position in which others regard you as somewhat dictatorial. There is usually an interest in matters of birth, death, healing, transformation, and regeneration. You have a capacity to eliminate that which is useless and outworn to make way for new growth and development. Some with this aspect are drawn to investigate matters that are hidden, secret, psychic, occult, or paranormal. Pluto also gives an awareness of the darker side of human nature. In extreme cases, your emotional intensity and vulnerability may cause you to take extreme positions or to engage in manipulative, paranoid, or ruthless behaviour. Pluto rules the Scorpion, an animal with a potentially dangerous sting.
Jupiter trine Uranus (Strength: 4.94)
Harmonious Jupiter/Uranus aspects indicate creativity, originality, inventiveness, and a fondness for travel and new experiences. There is often optimism, faith in oneself, and leadership potential. Musical ability is common. Many with this aspect work in government positions or in the legal profession. Work abroad and contact with foreign cultures is also common.
Moon trine Uranus (Strength: 4.00)
Moon/Uranus aspects often indicate musical talent, originality, inventiveness, and ability in one of the technical fields. You are likely to be an innovator, a maverick, or somewhat of an iconoclast. The detachment of Uranus combined with the Moon's emotionality may manifest as a kind of cool, or even icy, brilliance; and the Uranian connection may also give an interest in out of the ordinary, paranormal, or New Age matters. Others are drawn to your charismatic and energetic style. You may be viewed as revolutionary.
Saturn square Midheaven (Strength: 2.72)
With Saturn closely aspecting the Midheaven, you tend to be ambitious, thoughtful, serious, persistent, and hard working in career matters. Because of your high standards and dedicated effort, you may assume significant responsibilities on the job. Many with this aspect experience a slow but steady rise to a position of leadership, expertise, or authority. Organisational and management ability is common. You have good concentration and are probably a bit of a perfectionist. Your work may involve the application of specialised rules or techniques. The Gauquelin research found that both Saturn and Mars were prominent in the charts of scientists and physicians, but that both planets were under-emphasised in the births of actors, writers, and painters of fine art.
Through its rulership of Capricorn, Saturn may give an interest in government, political science, administration, supervision, or strategic planning. There is often a talent for technical work or practical application of various scientific fields including chemistry, biology, engineering, physics, mathematics, and medical research. Through its co-rulership of Aquarius, Saturn can indicate occupations related to technology, computers, research, inventions, electronics, counselling, psychiatry, alternative medicine, humanitarian causes, astrology, or New Age interests.
Sun square Moon (Strength: 2.38)
Stressful Sun/Moon aspects indicate considerable intellectual ability that is hampered a measure of psychological conflict in which certain drives within the personality are pitted against one another. While growing up, you may have felt a lack of support or a sense that you somehow did not fit in to your family. In the career arena this can translate into the pursuit of an occupation that does not meet your needs or one that conflicts with what you truly want to do. Because of this rough edge in your personality, others may view you as self-willed, oppositional, contentious, argumentative, or imperious. You tend to feel easily frustrated and may be prone to periods of depression.
Venus trine Midheaven (Strength: 2.29)
Venus closely aspecting the Midheaven suggests that your tact, refinement, culture, gentility, and good taste are reflected in vocational matters. You are likely to be popular and may pursue a type of work that appeals to public tastes. This is sometimes an indication of artistic, musical, poetic, or other creative talent. Through its rulership of Libra, Venus may point to a career involving diplomacy, politics, the law, arbitration, mediation, consulting, counselling, psychology, partnerships, contracts, public relations, art, fashion, design, or decorating. Many with this aspect provide some type of expert service to clients on a one-to-one basis. You are able to see all sides of an issue, negotiate differences, and come to a reasonable compromise. Through its rulership of Taurus, Venus may suggest an occupation related to the beauty or fashion industry, luxury goods, financial management, career counselling, program development, farming, building, or work dedicated to helping people develop their human potentials.
Neptune sextile Ascendant (Strength: 1.83)
With Neptune closely aspecting the Ascendant, you may be a master illusionist able to cast a spell over the masses. Others are likely to see you as attractive, alluring, or glamorous. You are attuned to hidden undercurrents and subtle nuances of meaning. There is often an interest in poetry, imagery, dreams, art, music, dance, literature, speculative theorising, creative writing, mystery, magic, astrology, theology, and spiritual or occult subjects. Your career may involve filmmaking, photography, acting, singing, drama, stage performance, or other creative activities. Neptune is also connected with oil, gas, liquids, alcohol and drugs, chemicals, medicines, pharmaceuticals, long journeys, and the sea.
Many with this position seek to render some type of service to those who are ill, disadvantaged, or confined to hospitals or institutions. This is an excellent position for physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, hypnotists, priests, nuns, clergy, and others who desire to better the lot of humankind. You are highly intuitive and can use your accurate hunches to invest money wisely. Time spent in meditation or quiet contemplation is important to your well-being. A fondness for animals is often in evidence. In afflicted charts, this aspect cautions you to avoid any type of scandalous, deceptive, illicit, or destructive behaviour.
Mars sesquiquadrate Midheaven (Strength: 1.40)
Mars closely aspecting the Midheaven suggests that a great deal of energy and enthusiasm is available for vocational matters. On the job, you prefer to make your own decisions and may want to be your own boss. Your initiative, pioneering spirit, and love of challenge are definite assets. You like to develop new ideas and initiate new products and services. There is usually leadership potential and an ability to inspire or motivate other people to action.
The Gauquelin research found a prominent Mars in the charts of soldiers, sports champions, scientists, physicians, and business leaders who started their own firms. It indicates stamina, courage, a capacity for hard work, and a desire to put decisions quickly into action. Mars may also indicate work that makes use of Mars-governed items such as iron, heat, fire, sharp instruments, tools, weapons, and mechanical devices.
Through its rulership of Aries, Mars may suggest a career that requires stamina, assertiveness, taking risks, confronting danger, or the potential use of force. There may be an interest in police or the armed forces, firefighting, government or politics, competitive sports, emergency medicine, crisis intervention, human resources, engineering, weapons development, prosecuting attorney, and similar pursuits. Your natural daring and love of excitement and adventure may lead to success in the world of finance, investing, sales, public relations, advertising, journalism, entrepreneurial ventures, or any field where you work under fire and need to make split-second decisions.
Through its rulership of Scorpio, Mars may indicate a career related to sex, death, rebirth, joint finances, penetration, cutting, investigation, elimination, transformation, mystery, or occult interests. If Mars is well aspected, you will be a persistent worker with a probing mind and a capacity for intense concentration. Scorpio likes to delve beneath the surface to understand and to foment radical changes. This placement favours medicine, surgery, acupuncture, psychology, psychoanalysis, chemistry, scientific research, sex therapy, and any of the healing professions. Other typical Scorpio occupations include mining, undertaking, banking, accounting, financial management, brewing, refuse collection, sewage maintenance, power generation, explosives, refrigeration, the meat trade, plumbing, and detective work. Psychic ability and a talent for divination are sometimes in evidence.
Jupiter opposite Midheaven (Strength: 1.10)
Jupiter closely aspecting the Midheaven makes one proud, ambitious, expansive, optimistic, independent, and adventurous. There is often leadership ability, a lust for life, courage, and a fair amount of personal vanity. Some with this position have a commanding presence, exude an air of expertise or authority, and enjoy putting on a grand performance. In the Gauquelin research, a prominent Jupiter was common in the charts of actors, politicians, journalists, and playwrights. When combined with a strong Mars, a prominent Jupiter favoured executive and military positions. Jupiter, however, tended to be weak in the charts of physicians and scientists whose charts instead showed a strong Mars and Saturn.
Through its rulership of Sagittarius, Jupiter may give an interest in higher education, philosophy, religion, the law, social science, long-distance travel, exploration, publishing, broadcasting, forecasting, sports, the outdoors, and foreign languages or cultures. Through its co-rulership of Pisces, Jupiter may indicate careers related to illusion, art, music, song, film, dance, writing, creative imagination, chemicals, drugs, alcohol, spirituality, mysticism, divination, charity, healing, mental health, psychology, hospital or prison work, or caring for the ill or disadvantaged members of society.
THE SATURN CYCLE: YOUR CAREER PEAKS AND VALLEYS
Our careers undergo cyclic changes that parallel the movement of Saturn through the birth chart. The 29-1/2 year Saturn cycle can be divided into four 7-1/3-year quarter cycles. As Saturn crosses the IC at the bottom of the chart, we begin to ride the wave upward from a period of subjective preoccupation and worldly obscurity to a new cycle of vocational growth. During the first and second quarters, which last just under 15 years, we establish, build, and develop our new career directions. When Saturn then crosses the MC at the top of the chart, we reach a career peak and consolidate our gains. We are now on the downward slope of the wave (the third and fourth quarters of this Saturn cycle). About seven years after Saturn conjoins the MC, we go through another period of intense vocational activity, just as Saturn is crossing into the final quarter, which is a seven-year stretch of relative obscurity, inner reflection and reassessment. We then start a new 29-1/2 year career cycle as Saturn again crosses the IC. The section below gives specific details based on a horoscope cast for your date, time, and place of birth.
In 1940, Grant Lewi published his groundbreaking analysis of Saturn's influence on career. Saturn takes about 29-1/2 years to complete a journey around the zodiac. During the time when Saturn crosses the 4th house cusp or IC (the "bottommost" or "darkest" point in the horoscope), Lewi noted that people "either fade completely from the picture, or take a new start in life, depending on their age and other considerations" in the chart. This is similar to a New Moon, a time of darkness and new beginnings.
During the period from 1970 to 2050 covered in this report, the approximate dates of Saturn's passage through LIBRA are SEPTEMBER 1980 - AUGUST 1983, then JULY 2010 - OCTOBER 2012, and finally SEPTEMBER 2039 - JULY 2042. At some point during these years Saturn will cross your IC, marking the end stages of a period of vocational obscurity. Saturn's passage through the sign at the bottom of your chart SIGNALS A NEW BEGINNING OR A CHANGE OF DIRECTION IN YOUR CAREER.
Astrologer Don Jacobs further elaborated Lewi's findings. According to Jacobs, the first quarter cycle (the 7-1/3-years when Saturn is travelling through roughly the fourth, fifth, and sixth houses as it approaches a square to the Midheaven) is a time of career "building." During this first phase we are establishing a new career or laying the foundations for a new direction in our current occupation. Jacobs calls the second quarter cycle (the next 7-1/3-years, beginning when Saturn squares the Midheaven to transit roughly the seventh, eighth and ninth houses) the period of "triumph" when the efforts of the period of building are starting to pay off.
About 14 1/2 years after crossing the IC or fourth house cusp, Saturn reaches the Midheaven, the "highest" and "brightest" point of the horoscope. This is similar to a Full Moon and marks a peak in our career development. IN YOUR CHART, A CAREER PEAK WILL OCCUR WHEN SATURN PASSES THROUGH ARIES, the sign on your Midheaven. During the period from 1970 to 2050 covered in this report, the approximate dates of Saturn's passage through ARIES are from APRIL 1996 TO MARCH 1999 and again from MAY 2025 TO APRIL 2028. These years are a time of achievement, accomplishment, harvest, recognition, and the assumption of new responsibilities. You reap the rewards of all the work you have done for the past fourteen years. However, if you have cut corners or prepared badly, the time has now come to pay the piper.
After passing the Midheaven, Saturn goes through a roughly 7-1/3-year period when it transits the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth houses (the third quarter cycle) as it approaches a square to the Midheaven. Jacobs calls this the period of "coasting" when we enjoy the fruits of our career success at the Midheaven. The final 7-1/3-year period commences with Saturn's square to the Midheaven and continues as it transits the first, second, and third houses. Jacobs calls this the period of "obscurity" when we become self-absorbed and directed inward, contemplating our lives and thinking about future possibilities. This subjective, inner period ends when Saturn again crosses the IC and begins a new cycle.
Prominent Chart Factors
THE MOST ACTIVE PLANETS, SIGNS, & HOUSES
The following section lists the most prominent or active planets, points (Ascendant and Midheaven), signs, and houses in your horoscope. Because the houses are determined by the exact time of birth, dominant houses are not calculated for charts with unknown birth times. You naturally tend to express the energy and symbolism of these planets, signs, and houses in most aspects of your life, including your vocation. The rating system used here is based on the number and closeness of the aspects formed by each of the planets and points.
The dominant planets and points (Ascendant, Midheaven) reveal your basic drives and natural aptitudes that can be developed for their career potential. Below are descriptions of the planets and points that are most active in your horoscope.
Moon Dominant (Strength: 26.52)
The Moon symbolises emotions, moods, and instinctive behaviours. You are likely to be highly intuitive, nurturing, caring, empathic, and sensitive to public moods and tastes. You have a strong appreciation of history and of the influence of the past on present and future behaviour. You value tradition and may wish to preserve historical treasures for future generations. You also enjoy working with people and could do well in fields that take care of the emotional, physical, or developmental needs of others. You have an intuitive feel for what the public needs or desires.
Teachers, nurses, cooks, midwives, counsellors, psychologists, social workers, environmentalists, preservationists, market researchers, healers, psychotherapists, veterinarians, physicians, and personnel workers often have a prominent Moon in their charts. Musical interest and/or ability are frequent. The Moon is connected to the tides and the seas, and you might be interested in a career in the navy or the maritime trades. An active Moon also suggests a fondness for travel and communication. It is also common in the charts of those who deal with the public or whose work appeals especially to women. The Gauquelin research found a strong Moon in charts of politicians and successful writers.
If the Moon forms many stressful aspects, you may suffer from a fear of competition and a tendency toward shyness or emotional dependency. To achieve success, you may need to master an inclination to be overly sensitive to the moods and feelings of others.
Jupiter Dominant (Strength: 23.10)
Jupiter is an expansive, outgoing, and energetic planet that represents the urge to broaden your horizons through travel, higher education, wide-ranging communications, and contact with foreign cultures or those of a different background. You excel at taking a broad view and seeing things in a visionary perspective. There is often a talent for motivating, inspiring, and encouraging others, who may view you as grandiose or larger than life. You are probably interested in philosophy, religion, spirituality, the law, politics, science, languages, foreign affairs, and the forecasting of future trends. Professionals in medicine, religion, the law, and education often have Jupiter strong in their charts.
People with a strong Jupiter commonly work in sales, politics, promotions, professional athletics, entertainment, travel, shipping, import/export, broadcasting, public speaking, journalism, publishing, medicine, or big business. You may be fond of sports, physical exercise, or outdoor activities, such as hiking, horseback riding, or the martial arts. The Gauquelin research found expansive Jupiter prominent in the charts of journalists, actors, playwrights, politicians, executives, and military personnel. In contrast, Gauquelin's research found that physicians and scientists had Jupiter relatively weakly placed.
If Jupiter forms many stressful aspects, you may have a tendency to extravagance and excess. You must learn to avoid unwarranted risk-taking and to temper your enthusiasm with a strong dose of reality.
Mercury Dominant (Strength: 19.89)
You are a gifted communicator who is versatile, adaptable, clever, witty, and intellectually curious. There is often an interest in books, writing, editing, publishing, scholarship, criticism, teaching, training, examining, lecturing, educating, editing, travel, networking, and similar endeavours. You do well at conveying messages or information to others and could have a knack for sales, reporting, journalism, computers, and various forms of communication. Physical agility, manual dexterity, and good eye-hand co-ordination are common and might lead to a career involving rapid accurate movements. Mercury can also indicate talent for scientific, medical, therapeutic, technical, or computer-related work.
If Mercury is involved in many stressful aspects, you may have a tendency to worry, scatter your energies, and engage yourself in useless trivia on the job.
THE MOST ACTIVE SIGNS
The signs of the zodiac indicate basic motivations, preferences, attitudes, and reaction patterns. Below is a list of the most active signs in your horoscope in descending order of their dominance in your chart.
Libra Dominant (Strength: 176.35)
Key Phrases: I balance, I relate, I mediate, I make peace
Libra, the Scales, is a sign of balance, harmony, proportion, partnership, sociability, union, and the adjusting of relationships. Since Libra is strong in your chart, others are likely to view you as co-operative, civil, refined, thoughtful, charming, artistic, diplomatic, peaceable, and somewhat wavering or indecisive. You have a highly developed sense of fair play and generally prefer to avoid confrontation. There is often a talent for counselling, mediation, negotiation, networking, arbitration, politics, peacemaking, or diplomacy. You could also do well in a career that allows you to take on clients or to work on behalf of others or for the public welfare. Exchanging ideas and interacting with others come naturally to you. Because Libra is a Cardinal sign, you might be interested in positions of authority and leadership.
Through its ruler Venus, Libra is associated with style, grace, form, and physical beauty and may indicate an interest in fashion, the arts, literature, popular writing, entertainment, film, music, modelling, buying and selling, or the beauty industries. Your ability to strategize and see all sides of an issue could bring success in the legal, judicial, or military professions. You excel at perceiving relationships and manipulating ideas. Typical Libran occupations include psychologist, judge, lawyer, prosecuting attorney, author, art dealer, designer, beautician, decorator, graphic artist, host or hostess, performer, dancer, model, negotiator, diplomat, referee, auditor, accountant, sculptor, architect, and theoretical mathematician.
Leo Dominant (Strength: 162.65)
Key Phrases: I will, I create, I command, I entertain, I shine
Leo, the Lion, is proud, creative, energetic, self-assured, ambitious, regal, commanding, generous, and warm-hearted, but at times a bit narcissistic, self-centred, bossy, and overbearing. The Sun, which governs Leo, is the life force and centre of our solar system. Individuals with Leo prominent have a natural sense of drama and enjoy entertaining or displaying their talents and wears before others. Leo knows how to put on a good show. The energy and exuberance of Leo often expresses itself in the performing arts, acting, directing, dance, fashion, film, athletics, recreation, or sexual activity. Leo has good organisational skills and is drawn to positions of leadership and authority (e.g., politician, teacher, physician, manager, business executive, director, chief of staff, team leader, and military officer).
With Leo active in your chart, you may feel attracted to careers with an element of risk, competition, and adventure such as sports, speculative investing, gambling, or stock trading. Leo is the lion king of the jungle, and you may enjoy running the show from your seat at the throne. Leos believe they deserve the best and enjoy elegant surroundings. A fondness for work with children is common. You do your best in a career that allows you to be emotionally involved in your work. Typical Leo occupations include entertainer, director, art dealer, publicist, promoter, spokesperson, banker, educator, park ranger, resort manager, developer, stockbroker, media personality, comedian, professional athlete, disc jockey, jeweller, artist, beautician, cosmetologist, marketer, investor, and entrepreneur.
Cancer Dominant (Strength: 135.75)
Key Phrases: I feel, I protect, I save, I nurture
Cancer, the Crab, is the sign of the empathic mother and often indicates an interest in one of the human service professions. Ruled by the fluctuating Moon, Cancer tends to be helpful, tenacious, moody, protective, caring, patriotic, and family oriented. A strong Cancer is common in the charts of doctors, nurses, healers, teachers, pharmacists, psychotherapists, child care workers, homemakers, food service providers, nutritionists, cooks, caterers, domestic workers, social workers, and so on. People with Cancer prominent have good memories, vivid imaginations, and a heightened awareness of feelings, which can make them fine authors or musicians. Because of their emotional sensitivity, they are prone to worry and may withdraw when they feel hurt by criticism.
Cancer is a shrewd, intuitive sign with an excellent head for business and finance. People with a strong Cancer have a natural feel for public moods and tastes. Through its association with the fourth house, Cancer can indicate an interest in laying foundations, studying historical or psychological influences, or working with the natural environment. Cancer is also related to careers related to agriculture, weather conditions, sailing, and the sea. Typical Cancer occupations include midwife, plumber, hotelier, chef, farmer, historian, genealogist, oceanographer, fisherman, sailor, naval officer, psychologist, archaeologist, realtor, shopkeeper, financier, merchant, mime, comedian, or any work that calls for emotional sensitivity and creative imagination.
THE MOST ACTIVE HOUSES
The dominant houses in your horoscope reveal the environments that have special importance for you and the areas of life to which you devote most of your energy. Below is a list of the most active houses in your horoscope in descending order of their dominance in your chart.
Third House Dominant (Strength: 192.35)
You have a way with words and enjoy tasks that require versatility, physical agility, communication, writing, drawing, drafting, the use of language, the relaying of messages, learning, teaching, and intellectual challenge. Your work may involve manual dexterity, transport, moving about, or being on the go. Making contacts in your local community is an important part of your daily routine. You may have a talent for work with computers, communication devices, or vehicles of conveyance. Your career must allow you to satisfy your abiding curiosity about the world. An active third house can signify anyone whose work entails conveying information or messages to others-- e.g., teachers, lecturers, writers, singers, editors, printers, mail handlers, airline pilots, and so on.
First House Dominant (Strength: 109.12)
You do well at activities that involve initiative, self-assertion, energetic physical activity, and projecting the force of your personality. With your pioneering spirit, you find it important to be able to speak your mind and do your own thing in vocational endeavours. You have a clear sense of your personal boundaries and you are willing to stand up for your beliefs and your rights as an individual. You tend to relate well to the general public. A prominent first house is common in charts of those who make active use of their bodies in their work -- e.g., athletes, models, dancers, gymnasts, boxers, wrestlers, swimmers, golfers, tennis players, rock musicians, manual labourers, carpenters, mechanics, physical education instructors, bodybuilders, personal trainers, martial artists, and so on.
Twelfth House Dominant (Strength: 95.75)
You are idealistic, intuitive, philosophical, and spiritually minded -- a dreamer who likes to ponder the mysteries of the universe. You value your privacy and may prefer to spend time alone, quietly, or behind the scenes. Work in hospitals, asylums, medical clinics, counselling centres, prisons, welfare agencies, museums, libraries, reserves, conservatories of music, universities, religious retreats, or large institutions is common. You excel at ferreting out secrets and keeping confidences. Musical, poetic, literary, or artistic appreciation and/or talent are common. You have a talent for creating illusion, which could lead to a career that involves creative writing, dance, theatre, fashion, design, or illustration. Philosophers, doctors, psychiatrists, nurses, health care providers, the clergy, spiritualists, hypnotists, psychics, magicians, inventors, and theoreticians often have a strong twelfth house.
A Final Note
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