Career Horoscope for Tony Blair
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:
06 May 2023 06:10:00
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Time Zone: -01:00 (BST)
Longitude: 003° W 13'
Latitude: 55° N 57'
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.
Mutable, Air, Yang
Keywords: versatile, inquisitive, clever, loquacious, communicative, curious, mobile, peripatetic, mercurial, witty, restless, playful, dextrous, logical, agile.
With Gemini 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 are adaptable and versatile, but you might need outside motivation because of your distractibility and love of variety. Most likely you are an idea person with a good understanding of other people and a knack for being of service. At times you may get a bit disorganised, getting caught up in details and failing to see the forest for the trees. Your ruling planet, Mercury, usually indicates excellent verbal and communication skills ("the gift of gab") and a fondness for travel, transport, movement, and being on the go.
Key phrases for Gemini are "I think," "I move about," and "I communicate." People with the Ascendant in Gemini gravitate toward occupations that make use of their cleverness, wit, restlessness, love of variety, and intellectual agility. Gemini is an adaptable, versatile, and communicative sign. You would do well in work that requires reading, studying, writing, experimentation, and conveying ideas to others. You might choose a career that involves travel, movement, sales, commerce, making contacts in the community, and becoming familiar with the local environment. Because Gemini (the twins) is a dual sign, you may find your time split between two jobs, two work places, or between a primary job and an income producing hobby. As Gemini rules the hands, your career may involve a fair amount of manual dexterity.
The Ascendant in Gemini is common among writers, journalists, lecturers, novelists, poets, teachers, counsellors, publishers, printers, dancers, musicians, inventors, perpetual students, and communicators. It may reveal a talent for secretarial or clerical work and is often found in the charts of those employed in agencies or in jobs having to do with transport. The Gemini fondness for motion and communication may indicate a talent to any form of communicative self-expression that involves bodily motion. It is also common in the charts of those whose work involves entertainment, film, TV, aviation, aeronautics, meteorology, astronomy, travel, psychology, the law, computers, mathematics, and science. In afflicted charts, career setbacks may be due to fickleness, playing fast and loose with the truth, gullibility, scattered thinking, an unsettled or erratic lifestyle, or nervous tension.
Some notable people with Gemini rising include Mario Andretti. Harry Belafonte, William F. Buckley, Fidel Castro, Julia Child, Phyllis Diller, Henry Kissinger, Timothy McVeigh, George Bernard Shaw, Bruce Springsteen, and Howard Stern.
The sign, house, and aspects of Mercury, which rules Gemini, 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 Gemini. Hence, your sense of identity also comes under the influence of the first decan of Gemini, which is governed by GEMINI and Chaldean ruler JUPITER. The expansiveness of Jupiter combines with the quick wit of Gemini to make you inquisitive, curious, lively, and communicative. An interest in education, travel, law, foreign affairs, journalism, music, sports, publishing, or broadcasting is not uncommon. Some well-known people with this decan rising include Russell Baker, Harry Belafonte, Tony Blair, Julia Child, Alan Dershowitz, Wayne Gretsky, Burt Reynolds, and Richard Wagner.
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.
THIRD DECAN: Because your Midheaven lies between 20 and 30 degrees of Capricorn, your career comes under the influence of the third decan of Capricorn, which is governed by VIRGO, MERCURY, and Chaldean ruler, the SUN. You are likely to be intelligent, hard working, and responsible. There may be an interest in careers related to health, medicine, research, nursing, education, teaching, communications, or writing. The influence of the Sun may draw you to management, politics, or the performing arts.
Gemini 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 Gemini on the second cusp, you are versatile and adaptable. Your work is likely to involve a great deal of speaking, writing, editing, reporting, learning, teaching, or other forms of communication. You do well in occupations that require intellectual activity, mental agility, and/or manual dexterity. Whatever work you do, you are likely to have many contacts with others and to be constantly on the go. This is an excellent placement for journalists, announcers, teachers, linguists, grammarians, computer programmers, technicians, printers, advertisers, clerical workers, stenographers, publishers, counsellors, mediators, arbitrators, attorneys, lecturers, and others whose work requires facility with the written or spoken word. You would feel at home in an office or a classroom where the focus is on exchanging information with others. Gemini is also connected with commerce, travel, aviation, transportation, and the various means of transport. You thrive on variety and mental stimulation, and you may find yourself having two jobs or many extracurricular interests related to your career. Because Gemini is a sign of duality, your paycheques may come from more than one source.
Virgo 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 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, proofreader, 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.
Libra Intercepted in the Sixth House
An intercepted sign lies entirely within a house and differs from the sign on its cusp.
With Libra here, you are a refined, multi-talented, and able individual who has many avenues open for occupational success. You could do well in a career that calls for intelligence, fairness, balance, tact, harmony, justice, communication, and the ability to adjust relationships. You could be a fine lawyer, judge, marriage counsellor, social worker, psychologist, university professor, political scientist, mediator, or educator. Venus, the ruler of Libra, often indicates artistic or musical talent, and this position can be found in the charts of artists, sculptors, models, fashion designers, fine chefs, glass blowers, Web page developers, photographers, musicians, performers, entertainers, and creative writers. On a more practical level, you could do well in carpentry, roofing, bricklaying, and similar endeavours that require a sense of form, proportion, precision and order.
Planets in Signs and Houses
Sun in Taurus
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: practical, loyal, persevering, resistant to change, sensual, security-conscious, possessive, dependable, nurturing, artistic, value oriented.
Taurus, the steadfast Bull (a symbol of fertility and nature) has a strong desire to establish and maintain security. The ruler of Taurus is Venus, the sensuous goddess of love, beauty, harmony, and bodily delights. Taurus understands the value of things and governs our money and possessions. The typical Taurus is dependable, conservative, hard working, practical, organised, determined, patient, and deliberate. As a parent, Taurus finds it essential to be a good provider. You are likely to want a job that allows steady advancement, and you may prefer a secure position in a well-established company. Venus may confer talent for work that is artistically, aesthetically, or musically creative. Many opera singers are born under this sign. Taurus has a strong connection with fertility, sexuality, the body, nature, flowers, trees, the earth, farming, and gardening. There is usually a keen appreciation of sensual pleasure, comfort, luxury, good food, adornment, jewellery, fashion, beautiful objects, aesthetics, music, art, and the finer things in life. You generally like to live and work in harmonious surroundings.
Taureans are good with money and can excel at careers connected with banking, property, hotels, restaurants, stocks, money management, economics, and finance. They are also good with their hands and may do well at sculpting, woodworking, crafts, massage, hands-on healing, physical therapy, fashion, jewellery design, or other tasks that require the creative use of one's hands. It is important for Taureans to realise some tangible or practical result of their efforts. Many can be found in fields such as landscaping, architecture, farming, environmental protection, mining, physical education, manufacturing, building, and the construction industry. When they are engaged in intellectual fields, they see themselves as constructing an important body of work that they can pass on to future generations.
Taurus often likes to work with material reality. Key phrases for Taurus are "I possess" and "I build." In a statistical survey of sun signs by Paul Field (1964), earthy Taurus produced a large number of chemists (as did Libra and Gemini). In the same survey, Sun in Taurus produced the smallest number of surgeons and U.S. Senators and Representatives. Taureans can be rather fixed or rigid in their opinions and resistant to change. Famous Taureans include Johannes Brahms, Karl Marx, Adolph Hitler, Saddam Hussein, the Ayatollah Khomeini, Golda Meir, Pol Pot, Vladimir Lenin, Pope John Paul II, Eva Peron, Sigmund Freud, William Shakespeare, Andre Agassi, Pierce Brosnan, Candice Bergen, Liberace, Cher, Barbra Streisand, Jerry Seinfeld, Lawrence Olivier, Immanuel Kant, Malcolm X, and Soren Kierkegaard.
Further information about your basic motivational system can be found by studying the sign, house, and aspects of Venus, the ruler of Taurus. The same holds true of the decan ruler(s) below.
SECOND DECAN: Your Sun lies between 10 and 20 degrees of Taurus (approximately May 1 - 10), your sense of identity and purpose in life is influenced by the second decan of Taurus, which is governed by VIRGO, MERCURY, and Chaldean ruler, the MOON. The influence of Mercury gives an intellectual bent to your Taurus personality. You are good with details and like to figure things out for yourself. There are usually organisational skills, and often a talent for writing, editing, research, mathematics, or technical material. Virgo commonly gives an interest in service, teaching, or health care. The Moon heightens your artistic appreciation and concern about emotional issues. You may want to nurture others in practical (cooking, social work, etc.) or intellectual (counselling, psychotherapy, etc.) ways. The Moon also suggests occupations connected to liquids, feelings, music, transportation, import/export, or the sea. Members of this decan include Fred Astaire, Candice Bergen, Sigmund Freud, William Lilly, and Orson Welles.
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 Aquarius
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.
An Aquarius Moon suggests that you are a friendly person who values personal freedom, equal rights, civil liberties, and humanitarian ideals. You are intellectually sharp, intuitive, creative, original, and inventive. Your capacity to remain emotionally cool and detached could lead to a career working with clients in an advisory, teaching, or counselling capacity. You might also have an aptitude for mathematics, abstract thought, the law, medicine, psychiatry, computers, the Internet, electronics, technology, engineering, musical composition, modern gadgets or weapons, aeronautics, astrophysics, or any of the sciences. An interest in finance is not uncommon and may lead to work in banking, accounting, stockbroking, or similar endeavours. There is often a talent for writing, making documentary films, or explaining things to others, especially with regard to non-fiction, history, or technical matters.
Many with this placement enjoy work that benefits the community and public welfare or that enhances the lives of children. Some prefer employment in large firms or enterprises, especially ones connected with civil service or government work. There is commonly an interest in unconventional, off-beat, progressive, avant-garde, or New Age matters such as hypnosis, magic, astrology, mysticism, psychic phenomena, Tarot, and so on. The July 4, 2023 chart of the United States has an Aquarius Moon, which may account for the mystical triangle that continues to grace the back side of the U.S. dollar bill.
Moon in the Tenth House
With the Moon in tenth house or closely aspecting the Midheaven, you feel a need to make emotional contact with others, to meet some public need, and to achieve recognition or standing in the community. There is often an inner desire for prestige, popularity, power, status, and authority. Your ability to comprehend other people's feelings can lead to success in fields such as politics, marketing, psychotherapy, nursing, social work, education, catering, acting, entertaining, popular writing, sales, and public relations. Your intuitive and empathic understanding can make you a fine counsellor, healer, psychologist, teacher, psychic, or astrologer. You have an intuitive feel for what the public needs or desires.
The Moon is also connected with nourishment, the home, nurturing, cooking, farming, gardening, milk products, shopkeeping, domestic services, real estate, the land, property, travel, and goods or services that appeal especially to women. You have a fine sense of humour and may even have comedic talent. An appreciation of music is also common. The Gauquelin research found that a prominent Moon was frequent in the charts of authors and politicians, but was uncommon in the charts of sports champions.
Through its rulership of the sign Cancer, the Moon may indicate a career that caters to public tastes, meets basic human needs, or provides domestic products or services (food, water, oil, gas, shelter, clothing, medications, etc.). You appreciate the value of laying firm foundations and have a strong sense of family, history, and tradition. Whatever work you do, you are likely to find yourself taking care of others or looking after someone or something. The house with the sign Cancer on its cusp will give further clues to a potential vocation.
Mercury in Aries
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 in fiery Aries symbolises an intellectual warrior with an alert, incisive, and pioneering intellect. You are likely to be clever and spontaneous in thought, and forceful and spirited in speech. Opponents cower before your capacity for debate, competition, and repartee. Your capacity for strategic thinking serves you well in any type of competitive situation. Athletes with the placement have great manual dexterity, agility, and lightning-fast reflexes. Guitarists and other musical instrumentalists often have this placement. You may enjoy learning about Aries-ruled matters such as battles, weapons, adventure, exploration, and so on. Sometimes your mind is so fast that you make snap judgements or jump impatiently from topic to topic. You may need to learn to concentrate better and to stick with a subject long enough to master it.
Mercury in the Twelfth House
A twelfth house Mercury indicates keen intuition, a vivid imagination, and an active fantasy life. There is often talent for music, dance, sketching, painting, creative writing, poetry, film, photography, fashion, design, and other artistic endeavours. You probably enjoy spending time in private or alone, perhaps reading, meditating, visiting a library or museum, playing or listening to music, working in a laboratory, or in other quiet and contemplative pursuits. Psychic ability is frequently present.
You may be interested in dreams, psychology, healing, medicine, research, public welfare, mental health, hypnosis, the unconscious, prayer, theology, spirituality, Tarot, astrology or occult subjects. If Mercury in the twelfth house is also conjunct the Ascendant, there is a potential for significant scholarship and intellectual achievements. If Mercury participates in stressful aspects, you will need to be cautious about what you say or write, especially in contractual agreements, and to avoid excessive use of drugs or alcohol.
Venus in Aries
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 Aries, you tend to be assertive but charming in going after what you desire. Your pleasant manner of putting yourself forward can lead to success in promotions or sales. You enjoy discovery, invention, exploration, challenge, and exercising your initiative in pioneering ways. You value your own opinions and generally prefer to have things done your own way. It is, however, sometimes difficult for you to be fair in respecting the needs and wishes of others.
Venus in the Twelfth House
A twelfth house Venus indicates a love of all that is mysterious, symbolic, subtle, spiritual, mystical, or otherworldly. You are intuitive and imaginative with a potential talent for music, dance, the fine arts, poetry, or creative writing. Fantasies, dreams, mythology, altered states of consciousness, psychic phenomena, and psychological processes fascinate you. This position is common in the charts of physicians, healers, psychologists, mental health workers, nurses, peacemakers, astrologers, evangelists, theologians, spiritual counsellors, writers, artists, illustrators, museum curators, fashion designers, and musicians. Benefits may come from working in a hospital, prison, library, museum, large institution, ashram, monastery, or other place where people are confined or secluded. You may prefer to work quietly, in solitude, or behind the scenes. You need time alone for silence, respite, prayer, meditation, reflection, and contemplation.
Mars in Gemini
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 versatility, agility, cleverness, wit, quick thinking, and adaptability. You are a good communicator and a bit of a wheeler-dealer. Your energy flows naturally into intellectual channels, and you are fond of change and travel. Continued learning and mental stimulation are very important to you. There may be a talent for writing, editing, teaching, study, analysis, literary criticism, and working with concepts and information. Many with this placement enjoy books, reading, playing with words, and spending time at the library.
There is often a tendency to dabble or jump from topic to topic, so you will need to cultivate self-discipline to learn something in depth. You may like to tinker and takes things apart to see how they work. It is important to get regular exercise so that your high mental energy does not manifest as nervousness or excitability. Athletes with this placement are especially adroit and nimble, and they do well at sports or activities requiring manual dexterity and skilled use of the upper extremities such as tennis, fencing, golf, basketball, and so on. This is also a good placement for playing a musical instrument.
Mars in the First House
Mars here indicates a bold, assertive, outgoing, adventurous, motivated, and self-confident personality (unless other factors strongly indicate timidity and lack of self-confidence). Typically, you like to be your own boss and run your own show. A desire to pioneer, face challenges, and initiate new projects makes you a natural leader. You are likely to have a fiery temperament with an abundance of energy, a strong libido, a love of life, and a fondness for physical activity. Mars rising is an excellent placement for work in sales, politics, competitive sports, stage performance, or any activity that requires enterprise, self-projection, and initiative. Many with this position are capable of profound and penetrating thought and have a talent for research, engineering, probing, or investigation. Potential problems include recklessness, extravagance, risk-taking, and a tendency to disregard others by putting your own needs and desires first.
Jupiter in Taurus
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 Taurus carries the promise of financial good fortune, especially if Jupiter is favourably aspected. You are fond of material goods and sensual pleasures. If Jupiter forms stressful aspects, there may be some indolence. You are good at managing money, and there is often a knack for business or finance. Taurus is the bull of the zodiac, signifying that you are capable of being quite bullish in pursuing whatever you desire. Taurus rules the throat, and Jupiter here often indicates a talent for singing, music, or oratory.
This position can be found in charts of those who have profited through agriculture, mining, building, music, song, artistic expression, film, luxury items, and the beauty industry.
Jupiter in the Twelfth House
A twelfth house Jupiter indicates keen intuition, a vivid imagination, and a capacity for creative writing or other forms of artistic expression. There is often an abiding interest in psychological and spiritual matters. Success may come through work with the disadvantaged, the mentally ill, or with those who are confined to hospitals, prisons, or institutions. You have a genuine desire to assist other people and are likely to be sensitive, empathic, artistic, reflective, and possibly psychic. Your work may involve you with dreams, fantasy, poetry, art, fashion, illusion, storytelling, hypnosis, meditation, divination, occult studies, unconscious processes, or philanthropic work. You may profit through matters related to oils, gases, pharmaceuticals, alcohol, drugs, medications, chemicals, or matters related to the feet. Some with this position do well at work connected to hospitals, asylums, prisons, monasteries, nursing homes, libraries, universities, museums, or other places of seclusion, quiet reflection, or confinement.
Saturn in Libra
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 exalted in Libra where it heightens your sense of social responsibility. You understand the importance of co-operation and commitment in partnerships and close relationships. You have a keen appreciation of fairness and justice that could make you a fine judge, attorney, counsellor, mediator, or arbitrator. Organisational and administrative ability are common. Because Libra has to do with relationships between equals, your work may involve contractual agreements, legal disputes, or adversarial wrangles. Libra is often prominent in the charts of generals, and it is not uncommon with the position to have an interest in military matters.
Saturn in the Sixth House
You are a dedicated, thorough, and meticulous worker. Your excellent powers of concentration and analytical ability could bring success at work related to teaching, organisation, science, medicine, health, hygiene, nutrition, pharmacology, chemistry, mathematics, computers, or technology. The sixth house rules pets, and many veterinarians have this placement. You have a talent for sorting through and organising large amounts of data. You can be relied on to get the job done.
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 Third 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.
You possess an inventive and original mind, often with a capacity for understanding scientific or technical matters. You are quick to grasp new ideas and have frequent flashes of insight. Your highly individual manner of making sense of your perceptions can lead to breakthroughs in thinking. Income may be earned through your unique and creative way of viewing reality.
Uranus in Cancer
Uranus in Cancer marks a generation with unique and progressive ideas about family, domestic life, patriotism, history, and traditional values. Some members of this group pioneer new techniques for healing, counselling, teaching, and caring for others. Others give us novel insights into past influences on our current behaviour.
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 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 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 Leo
Pluto in Leo enhances leadership ability and any creative, artistic, or dramatic tendencies elsewhere in the chart.
North Node in Aquarius
The Moon's North Node reveals areas of potential for growth.
In Aquarius, the Moon's North Node advises you to develop your originality, inventiveness, and capacity for detached and objective reasoning. A talent for electronics, engineering, mechanics, computers, astronomy, modern science, or technology is sometimes indicated; and you probably enjoy teaching what you have learned to others. You benefit by honouring your desire to be independent and to pursue your humanitarian ideals. You must learn to develop your self-esteem, to adopt a more realistic appraisal of those in authority, and to be less dependent on the approval and admiration of others.
North Node in the Tenth House
In the tenth house, the Moon's Node suggests that you pursue your ambition to achieve recognition and public status by making your unique and lasting mark upon the world. By concentrating your effort on your career goals, you can rise to a position of leadership, authority, expertise, prominence, or championship. The challenge of this position is to maintain your integrity and to avoid seeking notoriety for less than honourable public deeds.
Part of Fortune in Pisces
The Lot of Fortune is an Arabic Part related to material well-being.
With the Part of Fortune in dreamy Pisces, you can benefit from work that makes use of your creative imagination, keen intuition, compassion, and willingness to serve. This is an excellent position for anyone whose work involves acting, film, literature, poetry, dance, fashion, design, music, or the arts. You could succeed in medicine, research, nursing, counselling, psychology, theoretical science, spiritual work, or caring for those who are ill, unfortunate, oppressed, or confined to hospitals, prisons, or institutions.
Pisces is also related to occupations involving paints, oils, chemicals, drugs, alcohol, narcotics, anaesthetics, medicines, liquids, gases, or the sea. There is often a fondness for long-distance travel. A liking for animals is also frequent. You may be highly intuitive, and some with this position have psychic ability or are skilled at divination. Some with this placement do well in the food or restaurant industry, or in similar fields that render a service to others.
Part of Fortune in the Eleventh House
The house position of the Part of Fortune reveals an area of life that can bring you good fortune. In the eleventh house, it suggests that benefits may come from impartial, detached, and objective reasoning. You may have a talent for science, computers, electronics, mechanics, or technology. Your interest in other people may draw you to fields like counselling, psychiatry, social science, alternative medicine, astrology, social work, or disciplines that aim to improve the lot of humankind. Sometimes this influence acts through the opposite fifth house which rules children and all forms of artistic or creative self-expression.
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: communicative, verbal, abstract, logical, objective, theoretical, mental, socially aware, interactive, idea- and relationship-oriented.
Air signs are drawn to careers in which they can play with ideas and think abstractly or conceptually. They like to deal with the relationships among people, ideas, or situations. They easily acquire, analyse, weigh, and evaluate information. Air signs represent idea people who are skilled communicators. Air likes to circulate and needs lots of social contact and interactions. Air people like to work in settings with a lot of activity and a light-hearted atmosphere where they can talk with others, ask questions, share ideas, write things down, and receive mental and social stimulation. They like variety in the workplace and want to make their mark on the world through their intelligent, graceful, or clever way of doing things.
An abundance of air in a chart correlates with the Jungian function of thinking. Like Mr. Spock of StarTrek, thought, reason, principles, objectivity, and logic guide you. You have an appreciation of the law of cause and effect, and you take a long-term, historical view of events and situations. Your approach to problem solving is organised, systematic, thoughtful, and analytical. Most likely you also have administrative ability. Unless water is strong in your chart, you are likely to be somewhat lacking in the feeling function and will need to work on developing your emotional awareness.
Introverted thinkers are drawn toward careers where they can develop or elaborate scientific or philosophical theories. They are conceptual thinkers who enjoy seeing relationships and logical interconnections among various elements and basic assumptions of their theoretical system. Many mathematicians, theoretical scientists, writers, teachers, philosophers, and composers of orchestral music belong to this group.
Extraverted thinkers like to apply their systematic, organised, and conceptual thinking to the external world. They are drawn to careers such as engineering, administration, management, and the law. They like to bring order and efficient functioning to the world around them. Some literally work with air in fields like aviation and meteorology.
Keywords: sensitive, caring, psychological, probing, insightful, healing, compassionate, private, committed, musical, artistic, spiritual, attuned to the mysteries of life and death
Many planets in houses 4, 8, or 12 suggest a career that meets the need for emotional involvement, caring, and sensitivity toward others. Such a career often deals with matters that are private, subconscious, personal, psychological, spiritual, or related to serving the needs of humanity. You have a strong desire to understand the hidden motivations of people and the underlying meanings of situations or events. You are likely to be highly receptive, intuitive, concerned, and empathic.
This occurs frequently in the charts of those who work closely or intimately with others (e.g., counsellors, therapists, etc.) and those who seek to master a topic in depth (e.g., scientists, researchers, analysts, etc.). It is common in the charts of singers and composers whose music touches us deeply, and also among writers and filmmakers of psychological masterpieces.
Keywords: practical, resourceful, organised, managerial, hard-working, skilled, methodical, systematic, materialistic, worldly, status-conscious
Many planets in houses 2, 6, and 10 suggest a career that meets the need of achieving some type of respect or recognition for producing tangible and practical results, often involving some type of analytic ability or technical skill. There is frequently a desire to work with products or services in the material world, and there is often a knack for business or administration. You value stability and have a strong sense of duty and responsibility.
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.
Mars conjunct Ascendant (Strength: 10.82)
Mars/Ascendant contacts suggest an interest in careers symbolised by the planet Mars, which governs physical and sexual energy, competition, assertiveness, penetration, cutting, and the use of fire and weapons. You are drawn to an occupation that requires courage, leadership, enterprise, a strong will, and abundant physical energy. The connection of Mars with Scorpio may give an interest in banking, finance, investing, psychology, investigation, occult studies, or in matters related to death and transformation. You value your independence and may prefer to be self-employed or the head of your own enterprise. A great deal of your drive and enthusiasm is directed toward career matters.
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.
Saturn conjunct Neptune (Strength: 7.56)
Saturn conjunct Neptune usually indicates much idealism and a capacity for hard work. It may reflect a talent for music, mathematics, or any activity that requires precise timing, rhythm, and order. There is sometimes great ambition, a desire to assume a position of authority or leadership, and a sense of fulfilling a special role in society. An interest in medicine, nursing, psychology, or fields related to human health and welfare is common. Your career may involve Neptunian matters involving art, drama, stage, film, photography, design, fashion, illusion, magic, oil, gas, or the sea. You probably like animals and may be involved in activities such as horseback riding or veterinary medicine. If this conjunction participates in stressful aspects, there is a risk of depression or mental disorder.
Mars conjunct Jupiter (Strength: 5.59)
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.
Jupiter conjunct Ascendant (Strength: 4.93)
A strong Jupiter suggests a personality that is proud, ambitious, witty, outgoing, optimistic, competitive, self-confident, and independent. You enjoy life, have a good sense of humour, and possess a facility with words. Most likely you are fond of travel and adventure, and you enjoy positions of power and authority. Jupiter often confers a commanding presence and a fondness for display. You like things done your way and you dislike resistance to your wishes. Your faults may include an unwillingness to admit your mistakes and a tendency to make sarcastic or shocking remarks to get a rise out of others.
The Gauquelin research found Jupiter prominent in the charts of the following professions: the military, politics, theatre, cinema, and journalism. Jupiter also indicates a love of action that is common among aviators, explorers, and adventurers. This expansive planet favours careers involving medicine, the law, religion, philosophy, forecasting, publishing, higher education, sports, travel, foreign interests, or communicating with people at a distance. The theatricality of Jupiter may be reflected in a fondness for pomp and circumstance, for dressing up in costumes or uniforms, and for performing before the public.
Venus square Uranus (Strength: 4.74)
Venus aspecting Uranus increases your sensitivity and love of beauty. There is often an unusual, even eccentric, cast to your affections and emotional life. Your originality, inventiveness, and non-traditional interests are an important aspect of your work. There may be an interest in New Age topics or alternative methods of counselling or therapy. You are likely to be popular, witty, humorous, romantic, and charming -- but a bit excitable and restless. There is often a talent for the arts, music, literature, the theatre, and the entertainment industry. If Mars is strong, you could do well working with metals in some way. A major risk of this aspect is a tendency to live on the wild side, especially in your love life. Sudden romantic attachments and subsequent break-ups can distract you from your career path. You must choose your associates carefully and avoid taking reckless or foolish risks.
Stressful Venus/Uranus aspects tend to make you touchy, wilful, stubborn, and high-strung. Some with this aspect develop emotional problems. You may persist in a wrong-headed or unreasonable course of action simply because you feel a need to do it your way out of some extreme notion about personal independence. You may be overly sensitive to rejection, and there is a risk of getting into difficulty because of an unconventional sexual life. Sudden disruptions in romance can interfere with the smooth progression of your career.
Mercury square Midheaven (Strength: 4.66)
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.
Mercury opposite Saturn (Strength: 2.95)
Mercury/Saturn aspects indicate intellectual discipline, a serious outlook, great powers of concentration, and a knack for logical reasoning. You study subjects in depth, are not content with superficial understanding, and may prefer to work alone. Mathematical ability and a knack for working with figures are often present. Your work habits are careful, tenacious, methodical, and industrious. You are probably quite organised, hard working, and proficient at dealing with rules, regulations, fine points, and details. Writers with this aspect are usually masters of grammar and style. There is frequently much ambition, self-control, and a willingness to labour hard and long to achieve your goals. Others view you as honest, prudent, and cautious. This aspect is common in the charts of teachers, military leaders, and politicians.
Stressful Mercury/Saturn contacts suggest a lack of self-confidence, an unwillingness to admit mistakes, and a proneness to depression. Children with this aspect sometimes have problems with learning and difficulties in school. You may have suffered hardships in your life that prompt you to feel bitter, cynical, callous, narrow-minded, or hard-hearted toward others. Shyness or social awkwardness is often present, and the tension associated with the aspect commonly manifests as acid indigestion.
Sun sextile Uranus (Strength: 2.90)
Your creative originality and inventiveness are likely to make you shine, and others may seek to emulate your unique abilities. Sun/Uranus aspects increase your zeal, wilfulness, independence of thought, and your belief in the value of your own opinions. Others see you as standing for some definite cause, and they tend to accept your authority and follow your leadership. Uranus symbolises human freedom and humanitarian ideals, and its connection with your Sun gives a strong sense of personal liberty and a desire to defend the rights of others. You probably have a dramatic flair and a compelling manner of expressing your ideas. Uranus typically indicates an unconventional and gifted intellect, scientific or technological interests, iconoclasm, and a streak of rebelliousness and eccentricity. An interest in unusual or unexplained phenomena is not uncommon.
You need a career that allows you to march to the beat of your own drum, without undue interference from others. This aspect is frequent in the charts of innovative thinkers, literary figures, scientists, teachers, educators, politicians, statesmen, maverick leaders, rock musicians, civil rights activists, military generals, astronauts, civil servants, and those who pursue unconventional or groundbreaking careers. You are truly a horse of a different colour.
Mercury opposite Neptune (Strength: 2.51)
Mercury/Neptune contacts indicate an active imagination, sensitive perceptions, and heightened intuition. Your mind is open to the more subtle and spiritual aspects of reality. You have a gift for sensing public moods and anticipating future trends. In adversarial or competitive relationships, you readily sense your opponent's motives and potential strategic moves. This skill is useful for fields as diverse as diplomacy, creative writing, marketing, financial investing, military planning, race car driving, and psychic investigation. The creative imagination of Neptune often indicates a talent for art, music, painting, sketching, journalism, acting, film, photography, and so on. You may also have an interest in studying Neptune-ruled matters such as oils, gases, chemicals, medicines, or anything involving the feet.
Stressful Mercury/Neptune aspects indicate an astute and cunning mind. Often there is a lack of self-confidence, a tendency to worry and withdraw from life due to discouragement, and a proneness to either engage in or fall victim to some type of scheming or deception. You may also have problems focusing your attention or be prone to dreamy, nebulous, or illogical thinking.
Jupiter trine Midheaven (Strength: 2.33)
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.
Saturn sextile Pluto (Strength: 1.46)
Saturn/Pluto aspects indicate that you have the necessary tenacity, endurance, and self-discipline to reach your goals. You are a hard worker with courage and leadership ability. Your career may involve power, control, governance, regulation, money, investigation, secret matters, research, psychological insight, or the disciplined use of force. You realise the importance of keeping physically fit. Athletes with this aspect often achieve prominence in their sport. This is not uncommon in the charts of nurses, psychologists, and other members of the healing professions. For some reason, an interest in horses seems to be associated with this sextile.
Saturn square Midheaven (Strength: 1.30)
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.
Venus semi-square Jupiter (Strength: 1.28)
Venus/Jupiter contacts indicate popularity, grace of expression, and a dramatic disposition. Such traits favour occupations that deal with public tastes or entertainment. There is usually much idealism and an interest in philosophy. This aspect also reveals a liking for fun, exploration, and amorous adventures. Sometimes the individual loves being on Mount Olympus and becomes indolent, self-absorbed, or overly fond of adulation. The downside is that things may come too easily so that you avoid confronting certain challenges that could help you to grow.
Sun square Moon (Strength: 1.12)
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.
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.
Neptune Dominant (Strength: 17.03)
Neptune signifies matters that are dreamy, imaginative, nebulous, spiritual, speculative, theoretical, psychic, or otherworldly. A prominent Neptune suggests that you are highly intuitive, idealistic, creative, compassionate, and sensitive. There is a strong appreciation of and often a talent for music, the fine arts, dance, theatre, performing, creative writing, poetry, literature, fiction, illusion, magic, mythology, advertising, promotions, photography, cinema, and related endeavours. You may prefer a career that allows for a relatively unstructured workweek.
The compassionate side of Neptune may confer an interest in medicine, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, research, health care, veterinary medicine, counselling, spirituality, meditation, astrology, theology, religious vocations, or any field that serves the needs of others or benefits human welfare. Neptune is also linked to work involving water, oil, gases, chemicals, drugs, or liquids. This planet commonly indicates a fondness for travel and is connected with the maritime trades. People with an active Neptune often like to work in places that are quiet, secluded, or removed from normal society; for example, libraries, theatres, museums, art studios, universities, hospitals, laboratories, prisons, ashrams, monasteries, convents, seminaries, preserves, and so on.
If Neptune is involved in many stressful aspects, you will need to guard against deception, distortion, gullibility, and unrealistic expectations in the career arena. Avoid any kind of illicit behaviour, and be especially careful with alcohol and drugs.
Saturn Dominant (Strength: 16.92)
Your self-discipline, sense of responsibility, and understanding of natural boundaries and limits make you a natural for any type of work requiring method, organisation, orderly procedures, attention to detail, and systematic thinking. You are ambitious, hardworking, and you excel at strategic thinking. Saturn confers a talent for the prudent and economical use of time and money. You probably have a good head for business, and you might be interested in finance, banking, or accounting.
You are very organised and could also do well in administration or management. Saturn, the cosmic teacher and taskmaster, symbolises structure, durability, foundations, natural laws, discipline, and physical reality. Saturn is often strong in charts of engineers, mathematicians, dentists, skin and bone specialists, managers, economists, teachers, builders, land developers, construction workers, and those who work in real estate. The Gauquelin research found Saturn prominent in the charts of physicians and scientists.
If Saturn is involved in many stressful aspects, you may be too serious, apprehensive, security-conscious, dutiful, guilty, or inhibited for your own good. Remember that all work and no play makes Jill a dull girl and Jack a dull boy, and makes them lonely as well.
Mars Dominant (Strength: 16.41)
A prominent Mars indicates energy, ambition, assertiveness, leadership, daring, enthusiasm, self-motivation, and an ability to motivate others. Mars represents a hard-headed masculine energy that can lead to success in fields like surgery, sports, engineering, psychology, science, finance, investigation, police work, legal prosecution, forensics, munitions, firefighting, or any area -- physical or intellectual -- that involves cutting, penetration, competition, taking charge, muscular exertion, athletic ability, sexual prowess, swift energetic motion, or the use of force or violence. Mars governs fire, iron and steel, and occupations that utilise precision cutting tools, combustion, explosives, weapons, or mechanical devices. Mars excels at tasks that require initiative and independent enterprise. The Gauquelin research found a strong Mars in the charts of executives, soldiers, physicians, scientists, sports champions, and business leaders who started their own firms.
If Mars is engaged in stressful aspects, you need to guard against acting too rashly, impulsively, selfishly, or aggressively on the job. Make a special effort to respect the rights of others.
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.
Aries Dominant (Strength: 112.66)
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.
Gemini Dominant (Strength: 97.62)
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.
Capricorn Dominant (Strength: 91.69)
Key Phrases: I use, I control, I strive, I organise
Capricorn is cautious, pragmatic, ambitious, scrupulous, disciplined, conservative, dependable, reserved, organised, and hardworking. Individuals with and active Capricorn want to rise to the top and often seek positions of leadership, power, authority, honour, control, and responsibility. They can do well at business, administration, banking, bureaucracy, government, or at one of the traditional professions, which satisfy their need for status, command, and respect in their community. They tend to be responsible and serious and may strike others as shy, pessimistic, or aloof. Despite their serious streak, Capricorn persons have a good sense of humour and may possess comedic talent. Capricorn's capacity for persistent effort, attention to detail, and systematic methodology can lead to success in one of the applied sciences.
Capricorn's planet, Saturn, governs structure, time, tradition, self-discipline, caution, limits, efficiency, durability, antiquity, the reality principle, loneliness, hard work, guilt, and punishment. Capricorn needs security and respects authority, tradition, and the laws of society. With Capricorn strong, you could excel in any career that demands "head over heart" type of thinking. Because Capricorn governs the skin, bones, knees, and teeth, doctors with a strong Capricorn are often drawn to these areas of specialisation. Since Mars is exalted in Capricorn, a prominent Capricorn is common in charts of athletes who excel in sports that require discipline and long hours of training.
Typical Capricorn occupations include administrator, manager, boss, organiser, industrialist, engineer, dentist, orthopaedist, economist, geologist, antique dealer, farmer, miner, mason, builder, construction worker, scientist, mathematician, sociologist, computer programmer, teacher, coach, political leader, supervisor, and law enforcement officer.
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.
Twelfth House Dominant (Strength: 152.60)
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.
Sixth House Dominant (Strength: 84.07)
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.
Tenth House Dominant (Strength: 58.04)
You dedicate a great deal of energy to maintaining your reputation and career, sometimes to the detriment of other areas of your life. Respect, prestige, authority, and being in command are important issues in your life. You could do well as a boss, or in a supervisory or management position. You may prefer to work in government, big business, or a corporate environment. A tendency toward workaholism is not uncommon.
A Final Note
If you have any feedback or comments about the report, the author would appreciate hearing from you. His email address is "[email protected]". Also, if you have birth data of individuals who have special talents or who have succeeded in their careers, the author would welcome that data to further refine the interpretations in this report.
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