Career Horoscope for Joan Rivers
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:
08 June 2023 02:00:00
Brooklyn, New York
Time Zone: 04:00 (EDT)
Longitude: 073° W 56'
Latitude: 40° N 38'
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 section reviews some of the technical aspects of astrology used to generate this report. If you wish to go directly to your personalised interpretations, skip this section and return to it at a later time. The personal information begins on page 5.
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.
Cardinal, Fire, Yang
Keywords: direct, forceful, initiating, enthusiastic, pioneering, assertive, optimistic, courageous, impulsive, rash, independent, competitive, bold, athletic, energetic.
With Aries 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 enjoy taking on challenges and generating new ideas, but you may be a little weak on the follow-through. You work well in a crisis or under pressure and prefer to have the freedom to pursue your own interests. You would do well in a career that allows you freedom and independence to pioneer, make new discoveries, and explore uncharted territory. Aries seeks to "boldly go where no man has gone before." There is usually an abundance of energy, enterprise, and courage with this position.
Aries is a crusading warrior who thrives on competition and doing battle. Key phrases for Aries are "I am" and "I pioneer." Any career you pursue must provide an opportunity for initiative, assertiveness, and self-direction. You value your independence and generally do not like being in a subordinate position. Your pioneering spirit, leadership, enthusiasm, and penchant for taking risks are ingredients for a successful career. Aries rules the 'head' and persons influenced by Aries often want to be the head of an enterprise or organisation. Aries enjoys being at the helm, and some become pilots or ship's captains. An Aries Ascendant may suggest work that involves dexterity, the use of force, and vigorous physical activity.
Typical Aries occupations include Mars-ruled activities such as sports, police work, the military, firefighting, mechanics, carpentry, iron work, dealing in firearms, etc. Many surgeons, engineers, politicians, and architects have this placement. The career must furnish an outlet for the independence and physical energy of Mars. A number of Aries natives are drawn to journalism. In afflicted charts, there may be extreme risk-taking, criminal activity, impulsive or compulsive behaviour, or trouble with the law.
Some notable people with an Aries Ascendant include F. Lee Bailey, Joan Collins, Bill Cosby, Amy Fisher (teenage mistress of Joey Buttafuco), Benjamin Franklin, Gary Hart, Nancy Kerrigan, John Lennon, Bette Midler, Evita Peron, Oral Roberts, Pete Rose, Jon Voight, and Walt Whitman.
The sign, house, and aspects of Mars, which rules Aries, will give further clues about your self-assertive drives. The same holds true of the decan ruler(s) indicated below.
FIRST DECAN: Your Ascendant lies between 0 and 10 degrees of Aries. Hence, your sense of identity also comes under the influence of the first decan of Aries, which is governed by pioneering ARIES and Chaldean ruler MARS. You are likely to have leadership potential and to be a person who is especially assertive, outgoing, active, and energetic. You are fond of competition, challenge, and vigorous physical activity. Athletic talent is often present. Some well-known people with this decan rising include Joan Baez, Geraldine Ferraro, Benjamin Franklin, Billy Graham, Sandy Koufax, and Dean Martin.
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.
Key phrases for Capricorn are "I seek" and "I climb." Like the mountain goat, people with a Capricorn Midheaven aim for the highest peak and persist in their climb despite any delays, obstacles, loneliness, or hardships along the way. Good business acumen, organisational skill, and administrative ability are common. As a person with Midheaven in Capricorn, you are serious, ambitious, and disciplined about your work. You set high standards, and you value respect and recognition. You have a highly developed sense of responsibility and a willingness to proceed patiently and persistently along the road to accomplishment. Your career will probably involve a fairly long period of apprenticeship aimed at the mastery of basic skills.
The desire for success and prestige may motivate you to pursue a profession like law, medicine, osteopathy, or dentistry. You might aspire to a top position in business, politics, the law, education, management, the military, a large corporation, government, or public service. Your no-nonsense thinking can lead to success in academics, mathematics, accounting, banking, systems analysis, computer programming, research, science, or engineering. Your desire for tangible or practical results may draw you to factory work, building, farming, physical education, architecture, or some type of craftsmanship. In afflicted charts, career setbacks are likely to be due to excessive ambition, problems accepting authority, status seeking, the calculated manipulation of others, or settling for mediocrity.
The sign, house, and aspects of Saturn, which rules Capricorn, will give further clues about career potentials in your chart. The same holds true for the decan ruler(s) described below.
FIRST DECAN: Because your Midheaven lies between 0 and 10 degrees of Capricorn, your career comes under the influence of the first decan of Capricorn, which is governed by CAPRICORN, SATURN, and Chaldean ruler JUPITER. The Capricorn emphasis indicates ambition, leadership, organisational skill, and persistence in pursuing your goals. There is often an interest in mathematics, banking, finance, publishing, building, architecture, real estate, and contracting.
Taurus 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 Taurus on the second cusp, you value job security and a steady income. You are capable of hard work and have the patience, persistence, and diligence to proceed in stepwise fashion and to deal with intricate details. When necessary, you can be counted on to put your nose to the grindstone. You may prefer a job that has a set routine and produces something of practical value because you like seeing the tangible results of your efforts. Administrative and organisational ability is common.
Taurus is also connected with construction, bodily comforts, material goods, and things of the earth. You have a good head for business and finance, which could make you a fine accountant, banker, auditor, investor, stockbroker, or financial manager. Your interest in the human body and meeting basic human needs could lead to a career in medicine, the social services, physical fitness, massage, culinary arts, or similar pursuits.
This is an excellent position for home building, real estate, gardening, farming, mining, the natural sciences, and other occupations connected with the earth. Through its rulership by Venus, Taurus can indicate creative, musical, or artistic ability as well as an interest in matters of beauty, decoration, and adornment. You appreciate fine craftsmanship and may work to preserve objects of beauty for future generations.
Leo 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 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.
Virgo Intercepted in the Sixth House
An intercepted sign lies entirely within a house and differs from the sign on its cusp.
With Virgo here, your daily work may involve activities that require patience, dedication, thoroughness, compartmentalisation, and meticulous attention to detail. You are a discriminating individual with excellent powers of analysis. You could do well in occupations that require manual dexterity, or technical and analytical ability. Jobs related to health, nutrition, diet, hygiene, or service are especially appealing. Because Mercury rules Virgo, you can benefit from work involving communications, travel, transport, commerce, or being on the go. Your ability to craft words can make you a fine speaker or writer. Typical Virgo-ruled occupations include teacher, editor, proof-reader, bookkeeper, typist, secretary, paralegal, bank teller, printer, engraver, guitarist, craftsperson, computer programmer, health care provider, mental health worker, and so on. Many with this position prefer to be second in command, or to work behind the scenes or in a subordinate position.
Planets in Signs and Houses
Sun in Gemini
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: versatile, inquisitive, clever, loquacious, communicative, curious, peripatetic, mercurial, witty, restless, playful, dextrous, logical, agile.
Gemini, the sign of the youthful Twins, is noted for its duality, curiosity, versatility, adaptability, cleverness, agility, restlessness, ingenuity, and quickness at picking up ideas. Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, is the messenger of the gods who governs speech, movement, travel, language, communication, circulation, and commerce. You excel at moving about and making connections and contacts with others. There is often a fondness for reading, writing, speaking, singing, lecturing, teaching, literature, and the skilful use of your native tongue. You need a job that allows for variety and diversity, and you are unlikely to stick with a routine or boring position. Gemini faults include a tendency to bite off more than you can chew and to be content with superficial understanding.
Typical Gemini occupations include educators, lecturers, lawyers, brokers, writers, editors, printers, public speakers, vocalists, interpreters, linguists, language teachers, analysts, statisticians, inspectors, spokespersons, reporters, publishers, librarians, secretaries, accountants, bankers, salespersons, advertising consultants, market researchers, diplomats, data processors, computer programmers, or any occupation that makes extensive use of linguistic ability, quick thinking, ingenuity, manual dexterity, and rapid motion. A prominent Gemini is especially common in the fields of journalism, education, and literature. There is often an interest in transport, commerce, vehicle maintenance, travel, mechanical and electronic gadgets, computers, aircraft, aeronautics, meteorology, and anything to do with conveyance or transportation. Runners, messengers, chauffeurs, taxi drivers, couriers, pilots, aeroplane or helicopter mechanics, basketball or baseball players, and race car drivers frequently have a prominent Gemini.
In a statistical survey of sun signs by Paul Field (1964), quick-witted Gemini produced the largest number of lawyers and was also common among chemists (as were Libra and Taurus). In this survey, however, the Sun in Gemini produced the smallest number of aeroplane pilots. Geminis are generally flexible, versatile, and restless. Because they tend to scatter their energies by having too many irons in the fire, Geminis sometimes appear fickle or inconstant. As Gemini author Ralph Waldo Emerson put it, "a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Some well-known Geminis include President John F. Kennedy, Johnny Depp, Isadora Duncan, Bill Moyers, Ted Kaczynski, Marquis de Sade, Boy George, Donald Trump, Joyce Carol Oates, Salman Rushdie, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Marilyn Monroe, and Judy Garland.
Further information about your basic motivational system can be found by studying the sign, house, and aspects of Mercury, the ruler of Gemini. The same holds true of the decan ruler(s) below.
SECOND DECAN: Your Sun lies between 10 and 20 degrees of Gemini (approximately May 31 - June 10), your sense of identity and purpose in life is influenced by the second decan of Gemini, which is governed by LIBRA, VENUS, and Chaldean ruler MARS. The influence of Venus is helpful in careers that involve close relationships or making harmonious contacts with others (counsellor, actor, singer, attorney, advisor, mediator, trouble-shooter, public speaker, consultant, etc.). There is a love a beauty and often artistic or musical talent. Mars increases your courage and initiative, and may indicate oratorical ability that can assist in careers such as lawyer, diplomat, broadcast journalist, or politician. There may also be executive ability and a talent for banking or finance. You might be drawn to Mars-ruled occupations such as the military, police, surgery, chemistry, dentistry, athletics, haircutting, or any field that uses fire, weapons, or sharp instruments. You are fond of competition, challenge, and vigorous physical activity. Athletic talent is often present. Members of this decan include Nathan Hale, F. Lee Bailey, Bjorn Borg, Judy Garland, Dana Carvey, Michael J. Fox, Johnny Depp, Marilyn Monroe, Bill Moyers, Prince, Paul Gauguin, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Sun in the Third 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.
You are an excellent communicator with a talent for written or verbal expression. Your career may involve travel, teaching, lecturing, writing, editing, journalism, communications, or any form of transmission of information. The third house is also connected with all forms of movement and transportation. You prefer work that keeps you mentally stimulated or physically on the go. Athletes with this position excel at sports that require a great deal of running or skilful rapid motion.
Moon in Sagittarius
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 Sagittarius Moon suggests that your somewhat shy exterior conceals a lively, energetic, optimistic, sociable, and outgoing personality. You have a strong sense of personal independence and an adventuresome spirit. There is often athletic ability and a fondness for exercise, physical activity, excitement, competition, sports, swimming, and the outdoors. A liking for animals and an enjoyment of travel are common. You may be interested in teaching, guidance counselling, higher education, the law, science, philosophy, religion, preaching, travel, foreign cultures, publishing, journalism, or broadcasting.
You are likely to be quite intuitive and visionary, with a natural ability to forecast or anticipate future trends. Your willingness to gamble or take risks may lead you to a career associated with investing, sales, gambling, speculation, the stock market, politics, big business, or entrepreneurial ventures. Artists, writers, musicians, philosophers, and creative thinkers with this placement often produce emotionally stirring works of deep spiritual significance. Personal contact with the mentally ill sometimes gives an interest in psychiatry, psychology, social work, or any of the mental health professions.
Moon in the Ninth House
A ninth house Moon suggests that you feel strongly attached to a particular philosophy, belief system, religion, or worldview. Most likely you are quite restless and long for excitement, travel, exploration, and adventure. Your career may take you abroad or far from home. You are an imaginative, perceptive, and visionary person who loves to learn and teach or instruct others. Your accurate hunches and ability to predict future trends can lead to success at investing, stock trading, weather forecasting, marketing, advertising, fashion design, publishing, promotions, divination, psychic counselling, and similar endeavours that depend on intuitive insight.
Areas in which you are likely to feel at home include education, psychology, philosophy, religion, the law, engineering, chemistry, social science, writing, and public relations. There is often an interest in forecasting, the Internet, metaphysics, astrology, travel, geography, aviation, import/export, and dealings with foreigners. A fondness for horses or large animals is common. Personal contacts with physical or mental illness may draw you toward occupations connected with counselling, healing, psychotherapy, psychological testing, nursing, hypnosis, or other therapeutic methods.
Mercury in Gemini
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.
Mercury is at home in Gemini and indicates an active, versatile, and inquisitive mind. You like to read, and you learn things rather quickly. In speech, you tend to be witty and loquacious. Many with this placement have the "gift of gab" and are found in fields that require lots of talking (e.g., sales, lecturing, communications, and telephone solicitation). Your excellent communication and language skills can make you a fine teacher, linguist, grammarian, translator, editor, journalist, or author. You need a job that satisfies your need for variety, travel, learning, intellectual stimulation, rapid motion, and keeping on the go. If Saturn is strong in your chart, you might be interested in science, mathematics, astronomy, aeronautics, meteorology, computers, engineering, or technology.
The downside of this placement is an excess of nervous energy, which can lead you to scatter yourself mentally in too many directions. In your spare time, you may like to write, sketch, compose music, work at the computer, or play intellectually challenging games. Those who are more athletically inclined often enjoy tennis, jogging, racing, horseback ridding, and so on
Mercury in the Fourth House
A fourth house Mercury indicates that your thinking is strongly influenced by family, tradition, and early experiences. You like to understand the origin and development of things by studying their basic foundations. In choosing a career, you give extra weight to matters related to home and family ties. Sometimes the restlessness of Mercury indicates work that takes you away from home because of a need to travel or be on the go.
Venus in Gemini
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 Gemini, you display a love of learning and a creative imagination. You may communicate through musical, artistic, literary, or poetic expression. A talent for languages, writing, teaching, or public speaking is common. You believe that variety is the spice of life and probably enjoy reading, travel, intellectual stimulation, and making new acquaintances. You can be quite witty and entertaining. Some with this position find it hard to get close to others and avoid making deep emotional commitments. The main drawbacks of Venus in Gemini are a certain restlessness, an inability to commit yourself, and a tendency to skim the surface rather than master something in depth. Because Gemini is a sign of duality, your income or paycheques may come from more than one source.
Venus in the Fourth House
A fourth house Venus suggests that someone in your early life showed genuine love and caring that has fostered your physical, intellectual, and emotional development. This placement often indicates an attractive appearance and a robust constitution. You appreciate the value of exercise and keeping mentally and physically in shape. There is a potential for gain through property, land, real estate, antiques, domestic matters, or the goods and products of the earth. You may also have an interest in city planning, providing for basic needs, weather forecasting, or other activities related to environmental conditions as they relate to human survival.
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 Sixth House
A sixth house Mars indicates a capacity for hard work and meticulous attention to detail. You probably have a strong physical constitution and the discipline to keep yourself in shape. An interest in health, nutrition, hygiene, research, analysis, and therapeutic techniques can lead to work in a medical, scientific, or mental health field. There is often mechanical or technical ability and a fondness for taking things apart to reassemble them and improve their functioning. You may also enjoy assembling complicated devices from their component parts. Good verbal, writing, and computer skills are common and may lead to jobs in sales, journalism, communications, or Internet related tasks. Your job may involve vigorous physical activity or may be connected with Mars-ruled matters such as police or military work, athletics, competition, fire, weapons, cutting, or sharp instruments.
Jupiter in Virgo
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 Virgo enhances the practicality, discrimination, and analytical nature of that sign. There is often a fair degree of scepticism, a talent for research or teaching, and a strong desire to be of service to others. You have well-developed verbal skills and analytic abilities that could lead to a job involving editing, writing, criticism, or any form of communication. Many with this position have healing ability and gravitate toward fields connected with health, nutrition, therapeutics, or hygiene.
This placement also occurs frequently in the charts of those who succeed at building, manufacturing, agriculture, food services, education, literature, poetry, languages, grammar, medicine, mental health, the service professions, and technical fields. Typical jobs include grocers, store clerks, secretaries, clerical workers, computer programmers, and technical analysts. Lawyers with Jupiter here are especially meticulous in studying every detail of their cases. Whatever you do, you are a methodical, orderly worker who is able to follow complex rules and proceed logically step by step to achieve a desired goal.
Jupiter in the Sixth House
A sixth house Jupiter often shows an interest in health, diet, hygiene, and therapeutics, as well as an ability to deal with methodical or meticulous work. You might choose an occupation in health care such as a nurse, physician, surgeon, dentist, chiropractor, acupuncturist, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, social worker, or counsellor. Some with this position become teachers or educators. Your diligence and attention to detail can be put to use in fields as diverse as engineering, astronomy, scientific research, computer programming, illustration, fashion design, or filmmaking (especially documentary or educational films). You are probably a good writer and could succeed in journalism, sales, broadcasting, promotions, or similar occupations that rely on the facile use of language. A love of animals is not uncommon, and veterinary medicine or other dealings with animals might appeal to you. Individuals with Jupiter here sometimes work in or for universities, hospitals, prisons, or other large institutions. Travel or contact with foreigners is commonly part of the work.
Saturn in Aquarius
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 is the traditional ruler of Aquarius, and, when placed here, it enhances your capacity for dispassionate, impartial, and objective thinking. You have a strong sense of social justice and responsibility, and you genuinely respect for the freedom and rights of others. Because Aquarius represents the modern era, this placement may give an interest in modern science, astronomy, space exploration, or the serious study of New Age topics. There is often a talent for technology, precise methodology, mathematics, statistics, electronics, or computer-related subjects. A fondness for lecturing, teaching, and writing is common. You may also have a fine sense of form, structure, and timing that benefits your work.
Saturn in the Eleventh House
An eleventh house Saturn suggests that financial success in your career will come as a result of steady and patient effort. You may be a bit of a loner who prefers only a small number of dedicated and loyal friends. Throughout your life you will benefit from contacts and associations with people who occupy positions of authority or who are much older than you are. Your capacity for emotional detachment and impartiality can make you a fine journalist, counsellor, mediator, attorney, psychologist, psychiatrist, advisor, analyst, or researcher. There is often scientific or technical ability that can lead to success in engineering, mathematics, statistics, electronics, computer science and programming, or similar pursuits. Some with this position take up the serious study of astrology and other New Age interests.
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 First 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.
Uranus rising suggests an original, inventive, progressive, and oftentimes eccentric or rebellious personality. You are a bit of a maverick; and there may be something unique, odd, or unusual about your appearance or your way of presenting yourself to the world. You can be objective and impartial in your thinking, and may be skilled at counselling or advising others. Not uncommonly, there is an aptitude for abstract or theoretical reasoning that may lead to a career in science, mathematics, philosophy, physics, computers, or modern technology. An interest in astrology and transcendental or New Age ideologies is also a frequent occurrence.
Uranus in Aries
The maverick planet Uranus in the pioneering sign Aries marks a generation of original and innovative leaders in their chosen fields. Many with this placement desire to "boldly go where no man has gone before."
Neptune in the Sixth 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.
With Neptune in the sixth house, you are likely to have a strong desire to be of service to humanity and to help those who are disadvantaged or who have suffered misfortune. In your daily work, you will need to draw on your intuitive faculties and creative imagination. You may have an interest in art, literature, film, photography, music, dance, science, religion, healing, spirituality, astrology, psychic phenomena, the occult, or in any field related to entertainment and illusion. Some with this placement find themselves working in hospitals, prisons, libraries, museums, religious settings, large institutions, or places of seclusion or confinement. If Neptune is involved in stressful aspects, psychological difficulties can interfere with your ability to work.
Neptune in Virgo
You belong to a generation that values the ideal of rendering service to humanity. Neptune in Virgo produces many who put their artistic talents and creative imagination to practical uses, often in fields connected with providing care, teaching, education, therapeutics, counselling, or healing to others. There may be a fondness for seclusion or for working quietly or alone, as in a laboratory or research setting. If Neptune occupies one of the occupational houses (2, 6, or 10), you may have an interest in health care, psychology, mental illness, medicine, pharmaceuticals, podiatry, or chemistry.
Pluto in the Fifth 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 here gives an intense interest in fifth house matters. You are enterprising and feel a strong need to express yourself creatively and make your singular mark upon the world. There is often management, executive, and leadership ability. You are likely to be self-reliant and may prefer to be your own boss. Occupations associated with this placement include teacher, investor, banker, actor, artist, fashion designer, musician, entertainer, athlete, or any job that involves working with children. Health professionals with this placement may gravitate toward physical therapy, psychology, cardiac care, or sports medicine. There may be a keen interest in speculative ventures or investments. A potential fault with this position is a desire to receive special treatment or recognition that is based on an unjustified sense of entitlement. If Pluto is afflicted, there is a risk of loss through speculation or gambling.
Pluto in Cancer
Pluto in Cancer produces patriotic individuals who are devoted to family and have a strong sense of traditional values.
North Node in Pisces
The Moon's North Node reveals areas of potential for growth.
In Pisces, the Moon's North Node advises you to develop your capacity to be alone, meditate, work in solitude, and appreciate the psychological and spiritual dimensions of life. You benefit by utilising your intuition, fantasy life, compassion, and imagination in your work. A talent for healing, hospital work, or research is not uncommon. Photography, film, music, art, dance, and creative writing may be of interest. You should avoid becoming a "workaholic" and you should be alert to a tendency to get involved in unhealthy or destructive relationships.
North Node in the Twelfth House
In the twelfth house, the Moon's Node suggests that you develop your capacities for empathy and compassion, creative imagination, rendering service, and alleviating the suffering of your fellow human beings. You may be drawn to work related to medicine, psychology, charity, unconscious processes, dreams, hypnosis, meditation, psychotherapy, or any endeavour that involves emotional or spiritual healing. There is often a talent for music, singing, poetry, creative writing, acting, painting, sculpting, glass blowing, or other forms of artistic expression. You may enjoy working with those confined to institutions such as hospitals, prisons, shelters, nursing homes, or mental health centres. It is important for you to attend to your spiritual life.
Part of Fortune in Libra
The Lot of Fortune is an Arabic Part related to material well-being.
With the Part of Fortune in sociable Libra, you can succeed at careers that involve mediation, partnership, fair play, the balancing of relationships, artistic or musical expression, and catering to public tastes. This is an excellent position for a consultant who provides an expert service to clients. It is also good for entertainers, performers, and others who rely on their popularity with the public to get ahead. Libra is an intellectual and communicative Air sign whose symbol is the scales of justice. This placement can indicate success in careers related to communication or the law. However, if Libra's ruler Venus is afflicted (e.g., square Neptune), there is a possibility of scandal or public notoriety.
Part of Fortune in the Seventh House
The house position of the Part of Fortune reveals an area of life that can bring you good fortune. In the seventh house, it suggests that you may benefit through marriage or partnerships and that you might do well as a counsellor, advisor, consultant, mediator, or advocate. You are likely to be popular and may work in a field that caters to public tastes or fashion, or that allows you to "reach out and touch someone." This is a good position for anyone who takes on clients to provide a professional service. You do well by establishing bonds and sharing experiences with others.
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: flexible, ingenious, resourceful, adaptable, intellectual, communicative
Many planets in mutable signs suggest a career that makes use of your mental agility, adaptability, dexterity, facility with words, and love of variety. You are probably a good communicator with a knack for establishing contacts with others. Your flexibility, diplomacy, and skill at objective evaluation are key assets. Believing that "variety is the spice of life," you sometimes "have too many irons in the fire."
Abundant mutability is often found in the charts of writers, teachers, publishers, editors, communicators, inventors, and those who must use their linguistic abilities and intellectual talents as an essential part of their occupations. The physical agility and dexterity of mutable signs may indicate a talent for dance or other forms of bodily expressiveness.
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 Venus (Strength: 11.96)
Mercury/Venus contacts indicate a pleasant manner of self-expression and may reveal a talent for writing, journalism, sketching, composing or playing music, singing, acting, or one of the arts. You are likely to be friendly and sociable, a charming speaker, and a person of some refinement. You are rather youthful in your interests, and you may enjoy working with young people. This aspect is common in the charts of musicians, artists, mathematicians, physicists, and astronomers.
Sun opposite Moon (Strength: 7.45)
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.
Mars conjunct Jupiter (Strength: 6.69)
Harmonious Mars/Jupiter aspects are a marker of worldly comfort and financial success. The conjunction indicates a person who is energetic, resourceful, frank, outspoken, pioneering, and adventurous. There is often executive ability and an entrepreneurial attitude toward business ventures. You stand up for your beliefs and would be a formidable opponent in any kind of battle or competition. The energy of Mars combines with the expansiveness of Jupiter to increase your enthusiasm, liveliness, and optimism. You probably enjoy travel, flying, the outdoors, competitive sports, vigorous exercise, and other Jupiter-ruled pursuits. Often there is an interest in philosophical, legal, religious, scientific, or political matters.
You enjoy learning about something and then spreading the word to others. This can lead to success in broadcasting, teaching, the travel industry, promoting, propaganda, publicity, advertising, or Internet related businesses. You like to display your talent before others. There may also be talent for Mars-ruled occupations that require courage, energy and risk-taking (e.g., police, military, etc.), or that involve the use of fire, explosives, weapons, or instruments that penetrate the body (e.g., surgery, acupuncture, etc.). If this conjunction forms stressful aspects, there may be problems with impulsive or addictive behaviour.
Venus opposite Midheaven (Strength: 6.09)
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.
Mercury opposite Midheaven (Strength: 5.61)
Mercury closely aspecting the Midheaven indicates a knack for communicating and giving voice to new ideas. You love variety in your work and may be interested in education, journalism, counselling, preaching, teaching, languages, editing, singing, computer programming, consulting, literature, filmmaking, the law, and similar pursuits that make use of the written or spoken word. You can be quite witty and probably have a good sense of humour. There is often manual dexterity and a fondness for travel and keeping on the go. You can succeed at occupations that require you to talk, write, type, or spend time on the phone; to gather, analyse, distribute, or report news and information; to utilise your fine motor skills; and to stay mentally and physically active. Intellectual stimulation is especially important and may lead to work with computers or in a scientific or technical field.
Mercury rules all forms of transport and communication and may give an interest in vehicles, aircraft, aviation, telecommunications, the Internet and computer networking, acoustics, lighting, lecturing, and other ways that we convey people, knowledge, or things. Through its rulership of Virgo, Mercury may signify a job related to health care, psychotherapy, therapeutics, or any of the service professions. You may also be good at work that requires you to follow intricate rules or to keep track of multiple details. Many fine chefs, artisans, jewellers, and craftspeople share this aspect.
Sun trine Saturn (Strength: 5.26)
Sun/Saturn contacts bring focus and discipline to your self-expressive and assertive drives. Saturn prudently regulates the vitality and life force of the Sun. There is a serious cast to your personality, plus great ambition, discretion, determination, and organisational ability. You have a highly developed sense of duty, tremendous powers of concentration, and a capacity for hard work and persistent effort. Some with this aspect become loners who prefer to work privately or alone, or pursue careers that require years of study and depth of thought. Saturn gives a desire to build and construct, to establish order, to lay firm foundations, and to control or govern responsibly in a moral and cautious manner.
There is frequently a knack for business, organisation, and management. Because Saturn signifies rules, regulations, codes of conduct, structure, and disciplined thinking, you might consider a career involving government, administration, business, banking, the law, teaching, science, computer programming, mathematics, accounting, or library science. This aspect often indicates self-made individuals who achieve success and recognition as a result of their own efforts. You may go through a long period of apprenticeship with low wages on your way to eventual success. Hardships early on, or difficulties with one of your parents, may spur you to great accomplishments as an adult, but you may need to exercise caution against callous, ruthless, or calculating behaviour toward others.
Sun square Mars (Strength: 3.84)
Sun/Mars aspects enhance your courage, assertiveness, leadership, independence, and love of power. You seek an exciting career that will allow expression of your natural enthusiasm, energy, entrepreneurial drive, and crusading spirit. When you stand up for your beliefs and values, you inspire others to follow your lead. You like being in charge and would probably feel stifled in a routine job or a subordinate position. You enjoy adventure and competition, and may be interested in Mars-ruled careers like the police, detective work, the military, politics, sports, debating, engineering, construction, haircutting, or any field that uses sharp instruments. If you do not learn to control your impulsivity and restlessness, you may be prone to headaches, nervousness, irritability, angry outbursts, accidents, or problems with the law. The Rambo movie character would have this aspect in his chart.
Moon square Mars (Strength: 3.29)
Stressful Moon/Mars aspects tend to make you independent, forceful, combative, and intolerant of restraint. At times you may become restless, argumentative, and temperamental. In vocational matters, you prefer to make you own choices and follow your own career path. You are most likely direct and outspoken in speech, and pragmatic in your thinking. Many with this aspect dislike discipline and feel a need to rebel, reform, or revolutionise. A capacity for profound and penetrating thought is often present.
A down side of this aspect is a tendency to go to extremes, take unnecessary risks, or otherwise behave in an intolerant, self-indulgent, or impulsive manner. You will need to take good care of your physical needs, or ill health is a distinct possibility. Alcohol and drugs should be used with caution.
Sun square Jupiter (Strength: 2.52)
Sun/Jupiter aspects are generally a kindly and benevolent influence, and are common in charts of those who pursue a career in one of the professions (medicine, law, university professor, etc.). You are likely to be quite intelligent, and capable of significant intellectual achievements. There may be talent for writing, teaching, or publishing. You can benefit from ninth and twelfth house matters such as religion, philosophy, foreign interests, journeys, the sea, the law, literature, medicine, and the sciences. It can also signal success in sports, or in a military or naval career. Stressful Sun/Jupiter aspects warn that you can get into difficulty because of your restlessness, lack of discipline, lack of moderation, foolish risk-taking, or juvenile and rebellious flaunting of authority.
Moon square Jupiter (Strength: 1.97)
Moon/Jupiter aspects indicate a person who is good-humoured, kindly, sensitive, compassionate, and generous. Your natural friendliness and personal appeal make you a good salesperson. Good business sense is common. There is often restlessness, a liking for change and travel, and a fondness for ease and comfort. You tend to be very imaginative and may enjoy fiction, literature, or philosophical speculation. Others appreciate your ability to 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.
Moon sextile Saturn (Strength: 1.71)
Moon/Saturn contacts suggest persistence, caution, self-discipline, and respect for tradition. Occupationally a talent for building or construction is often present. Your natural reserve and capacity for emotional detachment can lead to careers in law, medicine, science, engineering, education, industry, public relations, or politics.
Venus square Ascendant (Strength: 1.11)
The Gauquelin research did not find a correlation between Venus and success in any particular field. However, a strong Venus usually indicates good looks and a personality that is gentle, charming, friendly, sociable, poetic, and gracious. This peaceable facade sometimes masks a great deal of cunning in relationships. There is often diplomatic ability, a dislike of aggression, and willingness to compromise. Venus is linked to artistic, musical, and other forms of creative expression.
Jupiter conjunct Neptune (Strength: 1.01)
Jupiter conjunct Neptune increases your intuition, idealism, and creative imagination. There is often an interest in art, music, poetry, literature, creative writing, photography, illusion, film, acting, magic, metaphysics, religious life, and spiritual or mystical experiences. You may work in fields related to healing, medicine, nursing, psychology, mental health, or aiding the disadvantaged or oppressed members of society. Psychic ability is common and may be helpful in making investments or other speculative ventures. A fondness for the ocean and things of the sea is common. Your work may involve paints, oils, gases, chemicals, alcohol, narcotics, drugs, medicines, or anything related to the feet. This aspect is often associated with financial success and material comfort. In afflicted charts, however, it can manifest as gambling, risk-taking, escapism, self-destructive tendencies, or the use of addictive or mind-altering substances.
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 CANCER are AUGUST 1973 - JUNE 1976, then JUNE 2003 - JULY 2005, and finally JULY 2032 - MAY 2035. 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 CAPRICORN, the sign on your Midheaven. During the period from 1970 to 2050 covered in this report, the approximate dates of Saturn's passage through CAPRICORN are FEBRUARY 1988 - FEBRUARY 1991, then from DECEMBER 2017 - DECEMBER 2020, and finally JANUARY 2047 - JANUARY 2050. 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.
Venus Dominant (Strength: 19.16)
Venus, the goddess of love, symbolises peace, harmony, attraction, union, diplomacy, and the balancing or adjusting of relationships. You could do well in careers that require a refined sense of form, style, balance, and proportion. Your tact and sense of fair play could lead to success as a counsellor, arbitrator, judge, lawyer, consultant, or any endeavour in which you offer your expertise and balanced judgement to customers or clients. Venus loves luxury, sensual pleasures, and the finer things in life. This feminine planet is typically strong in the charts of fine artists, musicians, designers, decorators, confectioners, and anyone who deals in items related to fashion, beauty, adornment, entertainment, or goods and services that appeal especially to women. Venus is also a money planet and may indicate a talent for investing, banking, accounting, appraisal, finance, and so on.
If Venus is involved in many stressful aspects, you may prefer to avoid hard work and take the easy way out. You will need to become more self-assertive so that you don't come across as indecisive in your effort to keep the peace and please other people at your own expense.
Sun Dominant (Strength: 19.07)
You believe in yourself and have a strong desire to shine, inspire or uplift others, and illuminate the world around you. The energy and enthusiasm of the Sun can lead to success in competitive sports, entertainment, administration, politics, banking, self-employment, entrepreneurial endeavours, the performing arts, stage, film, fashion, photography, or creative endeavours. An interest in matters related to power, force, combustion, fire, and energy is not uncommon. You like to be in command and may prefer to be your own boss. You are a born leader and can excel in whatever you put your mind to. Celebrities often have a prominent Sun in their charts.
If the Sun is involved in many stressful aspects, you may have a tendency to act in an arrogant or overbearing manner in the workplace. You must learn to practice humility and to avoid any tendency toward obstinate or domineering behaviour with others.
Mercury Dominant (Strength: 18.21)
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.
Gemini Dominant (Strength: 174.65)
Key Phrases: I think, I write, I communicate, I move about
Gemini is adaptable, quick, verbal, expressive, clever, witty, curious, flexible, crafty, mischievous, and inventive. Individuals with a prominent Gemini are "idea persons" who enjoy speaking, writing, reading, and exchanging information. They love variety and do well in communications, journalism, broadcasting, lecturing, publishing, editing, the media, literature, languages, drawing, drafting, singing, teaching, data processing, computer-related fields, telecommunications, sales, publicity, and advertising. Gemini tends to get bored easily and typically has many irons in the fire. There is often a fondness for gadgets that aid communication such as telephones, fax machines, computers, and so on.
Gemini tends to be restless and likes to be constantly on the go, often in careers that require frequent contacts in the local community. They make excellent intermediaries or go-betweens. Gemini is associated with vehicles, aircraft, travel, transport, messages, shipping, and other types of conveyance. There is often pronounced physical agility, technical skill, and manual dexterity. Some common Gemini occupations include merchant, mail handler, narrator, courier, printer, author, illustrator, reporter, public speaker, attorney, information analyst, empirical scientist, librarian, translator, runner, and ad writer.
Virgo Dominant (Strength: 146.25)
Key Phrases: I analyse, I serve, I examine, I categorise, I discriminate
Virgo tends to be helpful, modest, prudent, analytical, verbal, diligent, fastidious, critical, discerning, service-oriented, and perfectionistic. Individuals with a strong Virgo need to be of service. They make excellent educators, teachers, trainers, writers, researchers, investigators, computer programmers, doctors, nurses, therapists, healers, and health care providers. They also so well at other forms of service, such as the armed forces, police work, firefighting, civil service, repair work, food services, car mechanics, service technicians, and so on. Virgo's industrious, discriminating, and exacting nature makes them naturals for any kind of systematic, detailed, or methodical work, but also gives a tendency to worry and fuss. They value a job well done and excel at figuring out problems and coming up with creative solutions.
Virgo's ruler is the mental planet Mercury, which confers excellent reasoning ability, manual dexterity, verbal skill, and communicative ability. Since Virgo is an earth sign, people with an active Virgo tend to be practical, efficient, realistic, no-nonsense, grounded, discriminating, organised, and task-oriented. They are hard workers who get things done, but they are often too shy to take credit for their work, preferring to be second-in-command or the power behind the throne. Typical Virgo occupations include secretary, office manager, dietician, veterinarian, psychiatrist, acupuncturist, analyst, chemist, pharmacist, laboratory worker, carpenter, copy editor, critic, auditor, statistician, mathematician, efficiency expert, bookkeeper, librarian, aide, mental health worker, special education teacher, technician, computer consultant, waiter, dietician, inspector, attendant, and repair or maintenance person.
Aries Dominant (Strength: 74.56)
Key Phrases: I am, I pioneer, I assert, I lead
Aries, the Ram, is adventurous, daring, pioneering, confident, assertive, rash, cocky, and trailblazing. With Aries strong, you are likely to have initiative and leadership ability because of your self-directed, competitive, energetic, headstrong, and dynamic approach to life. Aries, always a doer and shaker, enjoys action, challenge, and physical activity. Aries does well in crisis situations and is often skilled in the management of human resources. People with a prominent Aries are good at starting new projects and motivating others to action, but they are often weak on the follow-through.
The hard-headed mentality of Aries' ruling planet, Mars, may give an interest in fields such as mechanics, manufacturing, carpentry, munitions, iron work, engineering, inventing, discovering, debating, sales, athletics, police, the military, EMT work, firefighting, surgery, dentistry, medicine, neurology, or fields that require penetration, the use of machines, or the directed use of force. Aries likes to take chances, push the limit, start new projects, work freelance, act courageously, use tools and fire, wield weapons, and engage in rapid motion. People with a strong Aries include explorers, pioneers, initiators, motivators, executives, directors, and entrepreneurs.
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.
Sixth House Dominant (Strength: 107.11)
Much of your energy goes into rendering some type of service that benefits others. You excel at work that requires precision, efficiency, and attention to detail. There is commonly an interest in health care, hygiene, fitness, nutrition, medicines, therapy, counselling, teaching, training, or providing basic needs. You are likely to enjoy arts and crafts and may have a special fondness for taking care of animals. Clerical and computer-related skills are often present, and your work may involve continued learning, writing, reading, or the storage, classification, and retrieval of information. You do especially well at analysing problems in detail to come up with creative solutions that make things function even better.
Fourth House Dominant (Strength: 91.79)
The 4th house symbolises our foundations, heritage, traditions, and the earth or the land we live on. You are likely to devote energy to matters related to home, shelter, property, domestic concerns, real estate, or the natural environment. You might enjoy a career such as archaeology, geology, weather forecasting, meteorology, ecology, forestry, mining, landscaping, or farming. You have a strong appreciation of history and the effect of past influences on current behaviour and future development. Your career may focus on activities done at or in relation to the home.
Third House Dominant (Strength: 77.28)
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.
A Final Note
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