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 summarize 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:
Saturday, October 28, 1967 12:16:00 AM
Time Zone: 04:00 (EDT)
Longitude 084° W 30' 52"
Latitude 33° N 53' 02"
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:
The Moon's North Node
The Part of Fortune
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS AND MODALITIES
PLANETS IN ASPECT
SATURN CYCLE: YOUR CAREER PEAKS AND VALLEYS
MOST ACTIVE PLANETS, SIGNS, & HOUSES
This section reviews some of the technical aspects of astrology used to generate this report. If you wish to go directly to your personalized 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 symbolize the twelve broad areas of life where we seek to fulfill 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 symbolizes the work environment, our co-workers, and the type of day-to-day labor 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 synthesize 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 generalize to planets that are emphasized 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, Water, Yin
Keywords: nurturing, intuitive, sensitive, protective, tenacious, imaginative, musical, conservative, cautious, frugal, security-conscious, moody, family-oriented.
With Cancer rising, you tend to be a bit on the quiet side and may not be sufficiently assertive when it comes to getting your needs met. You are unlikely to want to take charge and instead may prefer to let someone else deal with other people or manage a situation. You generally prefer a more indirect, behind the scenes approach. 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. The Water element gives you good intuition, emotional sensitivity, and a desire to heal or otherwise take care of others. Because of your moodiness, you may prefer to work by yourself in a quiet setting.
Key phrases for Cancer are "I feel," "I nurture," and "I protect." People with Cancer here often gravitate toward occupations in which they can emphatically attend to the needs of others by providing some sort of product or service. Cancer is a sign connected with mother, home, country, and domestic issues; and there is often a close link to one's family in career matters. You may have a knack for understanding the moods and tastes of the general public. You feel a strong need to derive emotional satisfaction from your work by being part of a supportive and nurturing unit. Cancer is a tenacious sign and you are likely to show great determination in pursuing your career goals. In afflicted charts, career setbacks may be due to disregard for tradition and family values, severing family ties, sexual indiscretion, or excessive emotionality.
Occupations found among people with a prominent Cancer include: health care (e.g., nursing, medicine, psychiatry, psychology, social work), the humanities, teaching, politics (serving the needs of the country), banking, show business, publishing, the restaurant industry (chefs, caterers, restaurateurs), real estate, commerce, and home construction. Musicians, poets, and dancers frequently have a Cancer Ascendant. It also occurs in the charts of authors of cookbooks, fix-it-yourself books, textbooks, and children's books. Novelists and playwrights with a prominent Cancer produce works that reveal great psychological understanding. Cancer may also suggest work in plumbing, shopkeeping, the hotel or food business, laundry work, or market gardening. Cancer is a symbol of the oceans, and the occupation may involve dealings with liquids, the use of water, or the sea. An interest in mysticism, psychic phenomena, and the occult is often present.
Some notable personalities with Cancer rising include Johann Sebastian Bach, Helena Blavatsky, Barbara Bush, Cher, Robert De Niro, Albert Einstein, Judy Garland, Bill Gates, Saddam Hussein, Jessye Norman, Rudolph Nureyev, Julia Roberts, William Shakespeare, and Leo Tolstoy.
The sign, house, and aspects of the Moon, which rules Cancer, will give further clues about your self-assertive drives. The same holds true of the decan ruler(s) below.
THIRD DECAN: Your Ascendant lies between 20 and 30 degrees of Cancer. Hence, your sense of identity also comes under the influence of the third decan of Cancer, which is governed by PISCES, NEPTUNE, JUPITER, and Chaldean ruler, the MOON. You are likely to be especially sensitive, imaginative, creative, and compassionate. The combination of the Moon with Neptune/Jupiter in this water sign produces many fine artists, musicians, poets, actors, fiction writers, fashion designers, and filmmakers. Some well-known people with this decan rising include Bill Blass, Truman Capote, Tony Curtis, Salvador Dali, Jackie Gleason, Stephen King, Julia Roberts, and Vincent Van Gogh.
Our vocation is shown by the tenth house, the sign and decan of its cusp (which is the Midheaven or MC in most house systems), the ruler(s) of the tenth, any planets therein, and any aspects involving tenth house planets, the tenth house ruler(s), or the MC.
Aries is the crusading warrior who thrives on competition, challenge, danger, and battle. Key phrases include "I am," "I pioneer," and "I boldly go where no man has gone before." Your career must provide an opportunity for initiative, boldness, leadership, assertiveness, and self-direction. You value your independence and do not like subordinate positions. An Aries Midheaven suggests work that involves courage, energy, enthusiasm, daring, risk-taking, dexterity, the use of force, and vigorous physical activity. Aries rules the "head," and persons influenced by Aries often want head an enterprise, service, or organization. Aries likes to be at the helm -- commanding, leading, taking charge, supervising, piloting, and directing. The person with a prominent Aries resonates with the words of poet William Henley (who had three planets in Aries): "I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul."
Typical Aries occupations include Mars-governed activities such as sports, police work, the military, executive positions, fire fighting, mechanics, engineering, carpentry, iron work, meat cutting, tree surgery, dealing in firearms, driving vehicles, piloting aircraft, exploration, and fields that use weapons, tools, vehicles, or metal instruments. Many surgeons, engineers, butchers, politicians, and architects have this placement. Your career must furnish an outlet for the independence and physical energy of Mars. A number of Aries influenced individuals are drawn to teaching, training, recruiting, journalism, and investigative reporting. In afflicted charts, there may be impulsive behavior, problems with anger, criminal activity, or trouble with the law.
The sign, house, and aspects of Mars, which rules Aries, will give further clues about career potentials in your chart. The same holds true of the decan ruler(s) indicated below.
SECOND DECAN: Because your Midheaven lies between 10 and 20 degrees of Aries, your career comes under the influence of the second decan of Aries, which is governed by LEO and Chaldean ruler, the SUN. Your father is likely to have a profound influence on your choice of career. There is usually a strong sense of pride, excellent leadership ability, and a desire to be in command. You seek an occupation that will allow you to shine, display your talents before others, and receive admiration. There is often tremendous ambition and a desire to rise to the top. Leos are often natural athletes, actors, and performers. They like to take on challenges and be in charge of other people. The Leo influence often gives an interest in teaching or in working with children. Some notable persons with this placement include Jeremy Irons, Jessica Lange, Sting, and Leslie Uggams.
Leo Second House Cusp
Income and resources are shown by the second house, the sign (and decan) of its cusp, the ruler(s) of this house, any planets therein, and by any aspects involving second house planets, the second house ruler(s), or the cusp of the second house.
With Leo here, you would do well at work that allows for leadership, organizational 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 theater or entertainment industry.
Leo is connected with gold and investments, and some with the placement become bankers, investors, stockbrokers, jewelers, 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.
Sagittarius 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 Sagittarius here, you can benefit from work requiring foresight, a willingness to take risks, and the need to adopt a long-range perspective and anticipate future trends. Your occupation may be connected to a university or other institutional setting where you have contact with foreigners or people of a different background. You benefit vocationally from activities that expand your horizons, whether they be travel, higher education, communication over long distances, the study of philosophy or religion, or contact with other languages and cultures.
There is often a talent for jobs requiring mental activity, writing, and communication skills, such as publishing, editing, translating, lecturing, broadcasting, journalism, advertising, reporting, teaching, or work involving the Internet. Sagittarius is also related to the law, forensic work, churches, preaching, the clergy, import/export, foreign interests, nature, the outdoors, sports and athletic activities. There is often a fondness for large animals (especially horses). You may be somewhat of a perfectionist who especially values a job well done. Artistic or musical talent is common. If you are scientifically inclined, your intellectual talents could make you a fine chemist, engineer, psychologist, physician, social scientist, inventor, medical educator, or computer specialist. Divination and other spiritual pursuits may also fascinate you.
Planets in Signs and Houses
Sun in Scorpio
The Sun symbolizes 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: intense, emotional, magnetic, resourceful, passionate, private, probing, healing, intuitive, psychic, stubborn, striving, transforming, sexy, powerful, hypnotic.
The Scorpion may be a small creature, but it gets our attention with its powerful sting. Passionate Mars, the god of war, and mysterious Pluto, the planet of power and extremes, are the rulers of Scorpio. The phallic piercing activity of the Scorpion symbolizes this sign's compelling need to delve beneath the surface to satisfy its curiosity about where things come from and what makes them tick. The potent and potentially lethal venom represents the power, dynamism, intensity, and resolute determination that characterize this sign. There is often an interest in death, rebirth, dying, and things of the dead. As a Water sign, Scorpios are highly intuitive, even psychic, and easily tune into the feeling states of others. They are also adept at self-analysis and looking within.
In a statistical survey of sun signs by Paul Field (1964), probing and investigative Scorpio produced a large number of lawyers (second only to Gemini). Scorpios are often drawn to work that actively helps other people, protects the public welfare, or advances our understanding of the spiritual or unseen aspects of reality. Some well-known Scorpios include Pablo Picasso, Katherine Hepburn, Timothy Leary, George Patton, Billy Graham, Jonas Salk, Madame Curie, Teddy Roosevelt, Saint Augustine, Martin Luther, Robert F. Kennedy, Charles de Gaulle, Margaret Mead, Charles Manson, and Marie Antoinette.
Scorpios are intense, driving, resolute, and indefatigable workers. They often gravitate toward occupations involving research, medicine, science, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, engineering, sleuthing, psychology, psychiatry, sexuality, psychoanalysis, and any of the healing arts. Their need to understand in a profound way may also lead to an interest in teaching, preaching, religious or spiritual studies, shamanism, hypnosis, meditation, alternative therapies, reincarnation, metaphysics, psychic phenomena, unseen forces, or the occult. Detectives, investigators, secret police, military personnel, forensic workers, spies, and mystery writers often have Sun in Scorpio.
Scorpio's connection with eighth house matters may indicate a talent for finance, banking, investments, money management, corporate politics, or work involving taxes. There may also be an interest in matters related to inheritance, life insurance, funerals, pathology, weapons, bombs, mining or other work underground, diving, poisons, or the goods of the dead. The Scorpio knack for strategic thinking can lead to success in business or the military. The influence of Mars draws some Scorpios to active occupations that require lots of physical exertion such as athletics, construction, the military, demolition work, plumbing, oil exploration, etc.
Further information about your basic motivational system can be found by studying the house, sign, and aspects of Pluto and Mars, the rulers of Scorpio. The same holds true for the decan ruler(s) described below.
FIRST DECAN: Your Sun lies between 0 and 10 degrees of Scorpio (approximately October 23 - November 2), your sense of identity and purpose in life come under the influence of the first decan of Scorpio, which is governed by SCORPIO, PLUTO, and Chaldean ruler MARS. Mars and Pluto lend great determination, competitiveness, and emotional intensity. Members of this decan include Jonas Salk, Dylan Thomas, Pablo Picasso, Fyodor Dostoevski, Julia Roberts, Bill Gates, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Marla Maples, Sylvia Plath, Dylan Thomas, Gary Player, and soccer star Diego Maradona.
Sun in the Fourth 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.
A fourth house Sun indicates strong family ties and an interest in home, domestic matters, property, land, and real estate. It is not uncommon for people with this position to have a home office or to work from their homes. You are likely to value history, tradition, and things of the past. Your work may involve providing food, shelter, clothing, household items, or basic necessities related to the proper maintenance of the body. You find it important to understand where you came from, including the familial, psychological, and developmental influences on your character. In traditional astrology, the fourth house signifies cities and towns, the condition of the land, and the prevailing weather or climate. There may in an interest in city planning, geology, landscaping, gardening, meteorology, architecture, surveying, or any activity that keeps you in close contact with the earth.
Moon in Leo
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 Leo Moon suggests that you are proud, creative, outgoing, and dramatic in self-expression. You set high standards for your behavior, and you like to receive recognition for doing an excellent job or putting on a good show. You are very attached to your own opinions and, having made up your mind, you have a difficult time appreciating another's point of view. This is a good placement for artists, musicians, singers, actors, dancers, performers, entertainers, popular writers, marketers, and others who rely on public acclaim and approbation. You have good organizational skills and may have executive ability. An interest in finance is not uncommon and may lead to work in banking, accounting, stockbroking, or similar endeavors. Through Leo's connection with the fifth house, there may be a talent for teaching, working with children, caring for animals, or speculative investing.
The Moon signifies our inner emotional life, and Leo's ruler, the Sun, represents the power and life force of our solar system. With the Moon in Leo, you feel a need to connect yourself with a higher source of temporal or spiritual power and to bring vital warmth to those you care about. You are especially adept at working under pressure and managing crises and troublesome situations. You might enjoy employment as a social worker, guidance counselor, therapist, personnel manager, crisis worker, probation officer, or similar position. Leo's connection to glamour, drama, pomp, and ostentation sometimes gives an interest in show business, the performing arts, adornment, jewelry, the fashion industry, or work connected with quality hotels, restaurants, or the finer things in life.
Moon in the Second House
According to traditional astrology, a second house Moon suggests a tendency toward financial fluctuations that are best managed by learning how to budget your money wisely. Your ability to nurture, connect emotionally, and care for others is a potential source of income. This position is common in the charts of teachers, healers, counselors, nurses, naturopaths, chiropractors, educators, writers, poets, dancers, artists, musicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychologically minded priests, metaphysicians, and astrologers.
Money may be earned through work connected with food, milk products, liquids, water related activities, cooking, photography, gardening, domestic goods and services, building, architecture, or activities that meet the needs of women or benefit the public welfare. The Moon is also related to travel and long journeys, especially over water. In the Gauquelin studies, a prominent Moon was common in the charts of politicians and writers. You could do well in fields that require emotional expression and sensitivity or fields that cater to public moods and tastes. A drawback of this placement is an overemphasis on material goods and on financial well-being to make yourself feel emotionally secure.
Mercury in Scorpio
Mercury is the messenger of the gods. This first planet from the Sun represents our mind and thinking process -- how we learn, analyze, reason, and communicate. It also reveals how we use our hands, move our bodies, and explore our surroundings.
Your shrewd and penetrating mind can bring success in fields as varied as scientific research, medicine, psychology, the healing arts, occult studies, and financial management. Mechanical ability is also common. You may be a gifted orator who can hold a hypnotic sway over an audience. You are resourceful at probing the depths of whatever interests you. Occupations that appeal to you may involve Scorpionic themes such as sexuality, probing, cutting, elimination, destruction, regeneration, or transformation. There is often an element of secrecy, distrust, or suspiciousness in the personality. You may intensely pursue activities that require physical agility and manual dexterity. A potential problem with this placement is a certain rigidity and stubborn adherence to your opinions. At times you may become vindictive or hold a grudge, feeling unable to let go of your anger about a past hurt or a present wrong. Then, like the scorpion, your words (or actions) may carry a venomous sting.
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 Virgo
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 Virgo, you tend to be practical and down-to-earth in your emotional life. You express affection by doing things for other people. This placement of Venus favors work in any of the service, helping or healing professions that minister to the needs of the sick, disadvantaged, mentally ill, or infirm. You tend to be perfectionistic and may have a talent for fine craftsmanship. Your ability to gather, organize, analyze, and convey detailed information can lead to success in fields such as teaching, education, secretarial work, administrative assistant, computer science, research, engineering, or mechanics.
Venus in the Third House
Venus in the third house reveals a pleasing manner of self-expression and an ability to win others over to your position through the spoken or written word. There is usually a good sense of form, color, proportion, and harmony. This position is common in the charts of popular writers, artists, musicians, clothing designers, photographers, illustrators, web page designers, and those who communicate creatively or imaginatively with others. Your gentle and engaging style may incline you to work with children. A love of learning is frequently present and sometimes leads to a career in one of the sciences. As the third house governs movement and local travel, you may benefit from activities requiring dexterity, agility, or being on the go.
Mars in Capricorn
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 are a self-motivated, serious, and rapid worker who is good at starting things and working under pressure. Your common sense, practical attitude, and problem solving abilities make you a natural for work in organization or management. You have great ambition and are capable of directing tremendous energy into pursuing your goals. There may be mechanical ability, an aptitude for engineering, or skill at the use of tools or instruments. You are likely to possess financial acumen and to have a good head for business. You could succeed at any type of work that requires disciplined systematic effort toward achieving a tangible result.
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 skepticism, 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 Second House
You can gain financially through Jupiter-related pursuits such as publishing, literature, philosophy, religion, law, teaching, editing, publishing, broadcasting, and foreign interests. Your career may involve aircraft, flight, long-distance travel, or contacts abroad. This position is common in the charts of authors, poets, artists, photographers, educators, executives, bankers, lawyers, judges, and religious leaders. You are able to anticipate or forecast future trends, and you may do well at speculative or entrepreneurial ventures. Jupiter here gives an exuberance that finds an outlet in sports, adventure, exploration, musical conducting or composition, performance, entertainment, or work outdoors. Jupiter's co-rulership of Pisces may indicate an interest in hospital work, medicine, pharmaceuticals, mental health, astrology, occult subjects, or matters related to film, chemicals, drugs, alcohol, oils, gases, liquids, or the sea. People with a second house Jupiter often make money through their singularly creative musical, artistic, or literary talent. Some with this position are born into or marry into wealth.
Saturn in Aries
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 symbolizes limitations, hardships, boundaries, fears, and the lessons we must learn. Like all good teachers, Saturn rewards hard work, discipline, and persistent effort.
Saturn in Aries increases your ambition and determination to succeed. You are likely to be serious, responsible, and dedicated to your work. You were probably forced by the circumstances of your life to become resourceful and self-reliant. Your self-discipline and persistence can make you a pioneer in your field. The main problem with this position is a tendency to be a bit too self-centered and headstrong.
Saturn in the Ninth House
A ninth house Saturn often indicates a studious person who is good at science and other ponderous subjects. You may enjoy reading the classics or other weighty philosophical, or religious literature. Teaching ability is common, and you may end up writing and publishing something in your field. You may have a knack for taking the pulse of public tastes and being able to forecast future trends. Many with this position have an interest in politics, social science, culture, higher education, anthropology, law, psychology, computer science, the Internet, or the serious study of occult subjects like astrology and Tarot. Business related travel is also common.
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 traveling 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 symbolizes 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 Virgo
Uranus in Virgo marks a generation with unique and progressive ideas about health care, nutrition, hygiene, and life on the job.
Neptune in the Fifth 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 symbolizes 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.
Neptune in the fifth suggests artistic ability and a creative imagination. There is often talent for painting, design, jewelry, photography, film, theater, acting, music, poetry, dance, or other types of creative expression. Some with this position enjoy teaching or working with children. If Neptune is well aspected, your intuition may be a valuable guide in gambling or speculative ventures.
Neptune in Scorpio
You belong to a generation of sensitive and intuitive individuals who are attuned to unseen forces and the hidden aspects of reality. There is tremendous potential for spiritual growth, healing, and transformation.
Pluto in the Third 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.
A third house Pluto suggests excellent verbal skills and intellectual abilities. This placement occurs in the charts of persuasive communicators who are able to influence the masses. Your penetrating mind makes you a good student who is quick to learn and able to grasp difficult material. There is often a talent for scientific, mathematical, legal, or other forms of abstract thinking. You are highly intuitive and may excel at investigation and research. You may also enjoy psychology or other subjects that delve into the mysterious or unseen levels of reality. Some with this placement have a special knack for finance and investing.
Pluto in Virgo
Pluto in Virgo enhances any ability you have for meticulous, careful, analytical, and detailed work. This placement also reinforces any other factors in your chart that indicate a talent for financial analysis or for methods of healing the mind and body.
North Node in Aries
The Moon's North Node reveals areas of potential for growth.
In Aries, the Moon's North Node advises you to learn to be more outgoing, independent, and assertive about your own desires. You need to take on challenges and to develop your leadership potential. Otherwise you fall into rationalizing your behavior or letting others make decisions for you. Letting people step all over you will ultimately lead to a depressed state of mind. There is often a talent for activities related to Libra (the sign opposite Aries) that have to do with diplomacy, form, proportion, design, art, beauty, fashion, editing, publicizing, counseling, balancing relationships, and so on. Sports and other forms of vigorous physical activity will help you to keep a balanced outlook.
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 honorable public deeds.
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 Third House
The Part of Fortune points to an area where good fortune lies. In your chart, it occupies the third house and suggests that you can benefit from matters related to writing, editing, communications, travel, short trips, literature, education, and making contacts in the local environment. You are likely to be a good student and will need a career that allows for mental stimulation. You enjoy being frequently on the go. Opportunities may come through siblings or neighborhood contacts. You like to engage in activities that require manual dexterity, physical agility, or quick skillful movements.
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 stabilizing, 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 socialize 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 socialize, 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 utilized 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 emphasized in your natal chart.
Keywords: emotional, sensitive, caring, compassionate, imaginative, poetic, musical, psychological, healing, nurturing, spiritual, intuitive, psychic, inner directed
An abundance of water in a chart correlates with Jung's function of feeling. You are sensitive to the feeling tones and emotional resonance of whatever or whomever you encounter. Water is very intuitive and tends to make decisions on the basis of emotions. You are concerned with values and with the appreciation of relationships, of things, of events, and of the psychological states of yourself and others. Memories and reminiscences are important to you for their emotional value. Water seeks to penetrate beneath the surface, to find the deeper meaning of things, and to understand and remedy any problem it uncovers. You probably have a special talent for the musical, metaphorical, "right brain" type of thinking. Psychic ability is often present.
You are a loyal friend to the significant others in your life, and you have a strong sense of heritage and tradition. Your sense of time is focused toward the past and its emotional significance in your life. You are readily able to establish an empathic connection with others and may be drawn to jobs that utilize this talent (e.g., sales, customer relations, counseling, etc.). Water is intuitive and possesses a gentle healing energy that can lead to success in nursing, psychology, psychiatry, or any of the healing professions. Water's attunement to feelings is also favorable to careers in the arts, dance, music, acting, or any field that involves sensitivity to the emotional states of others. You will need to find a way to make use of the dreamy, mystical, otherworldly quality of Water in your career path.
Introverted feeling types direct their attention inward to their own emotional and psychological life. They are drawn to careers where they can express themselves creatively and often in solitude. Here we find poets, composers of music, writers of romance novels, mystics, monks, cloistered nuns, recluses, hermits, meditators, and others who withdraw into their private world in search of spiritual development and inner peace. At its extreme this emotional withdrawal into oneself can result in states of melancholy and depression.
Extraverted feeling types enjoy human relationships and readily connect with the feeling states of others. Often they are seen as the "life of the party." They are exquisitely aware of subtle nuances in the feeling tone within a situation, and they can use their personalities to adjust or manipulate their emotional environment. Their talent for connecting with others emotionally can make them successful actors, performers, entertainers, or political leaders who are able to sway the masses. Their desire to nurture may lead them to careers in nursing, counseling, social work, psychotherapy, the ministry, restaurant work, or other professions that minister to the needs of others.
Keywords: practical, concrete, empirical, tangible, sensible, down-to-earth, results-oriented, able to manage material and financial resources.
An abundance of earth in a chart correlates with the Jungian function of sensation. You readily become cognizant of empirical reality. You consciously perceive immediate data, facts, and situations. You are a careful, solid, and dependable person who pays close attention to details. There is usually a capacity to make objective evaluations, think critically, and analyze matters logically. You enjoy being regarded as a person of wisdom and authority. Others trust you to get the job done and view you as a person with good head on your shoulders.
You tend to live in the present and to rely heavily on the information taken in by your five senses in a literal, concrete way. You make decisions only after doing your research and gathering all the facts. Your approach to life is practical, pragmatic, hard-nosed, and realistic. One of your strengths is a highly developed common sense, and you especially enjoy seeing tangible results of your activities. Some sensation types are quite sensual and even hedonistic.
The earth signs represent structure and material reality -- everything that is solid, tangible, and securely rooted. Your motto may well be, "I'll believe it when I see it," as you tend to be swayed only by hard, empirical evidence. You are drawn to a career in which you can use your body to manipulate physical reality in some way. You like to build, organize, structure, and bring projects to completion. You are good at carrying out plans in a sequential and orderly manner; and you generally prefer to work in a reliable, steady workplace setting. Others may see you as a hard-nosed realist who is interested in results that increase your sense of status and power. Some of your weaknesses may be a failure to pay sufficient attention to your intuition, a lack of enthusiasm (unless fire is strong), and an insufficient awareness of future trends.
Introverted sensation types are able to accumulate and store in their minds vast amounts of factual information. They may have a knack for meticulous scientific research. Introverted sensors enjoy doing manual tasks that produce some sense-related, material result (e.g., cooking, gardening, mechanics, carpentry, sculpting, painting, book writing, etc.). Their inner-directed sensual awareness is occasionally reflected in clairvoyant abilities. At times they are so inwardly directed that others regard them as passive, and they may also view themselves as passive victims of external forces.
Extraverted sensation types desire to sense, experience, and act upon their physical environment. They tend to be practical, to have good memories, and to do well with details. They like to use and enjoy their bodies and to manipulate the material world. Laborers, people who work with tools or materials, athletes, bankers, sales persons, marketers, business people, etc., are often among the group of extraverted sensors.
Keywords: building, consolidating, resolute, persistent, unwavering, steady, inflexible
Many planets in fixed signs suggest tremendous willpower, perseverance, and determination. You would do well in a career in which you can make manifest the creative ideas of an inspired leader. You are persistent and hard working, and you seek stability in the career arena. There is potential for assuming an executive position in the employ of others. You are rather fixed in your ways and may resist change, preferring routine to constant adaptation. You can be quite successful if you develop your innate ability to follow projects through to completion. You need to learn to be more flexible and to resist doggedly pursuing a course of action simply because you want to do it your own way. Others may view you as stubborn, but they are likely to admire your determination and ability to concentrate on a task.
Keywords: practical, resourceful, organized, 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 organize 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, counselor, 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 emphasized in your chart, then even a weak aspect between them can be quite significant.
Moon square Neptune (Strength: 05.56)
Moon/Neptune contacts indicate emotional sensitivity, creativity, heightened intuition, and a vivid imagination. You may have musical, artistic, poetic, or literary talent. There is often an interest in the hidden aspects of reality, divination, spiritual matters, healing, alternative medicine, psychology, social work, and the underlying or unconscious motivations of human beings. This aspect is common, for example, in the charts of psychiatrists and their patients. Your easy-going personality conceals a burning ambition to achieve something great or outstanding. You will need regular periods of respite, solitude, or meditation to regroup your forces as you seek to make your mark on the world. There may be a talent for film, acting, dance, fashion, sculpting, design, food preparation, speculative investing, legal or political strategizing, theoretical speculation, or other creative endeavors. A fondness for travel abroad is often present.
Stressful Moon/Neptune contacts indicate a tendency toward gullibility, discontent, disillusion, excessive perfectionism, intrigue, abuse of substances, or involvement in scandal. There is some risk of deception with this aspect, and you should avoid any kind of dishonest or shady dealings. You are prone to play the martyr in close relationships; often sacrificing your own legitimate needs simply to maintain an unhealthy relationship. In extreme cases, there is a tendency to engage in fanciful and impractical thinking that borders on self-delusion.
Sun sextile Mars (Strength: 04.70)
Sun/Mars aspects enhance your courage, assertiveness, leadership, decisiveness, independence, and love of power. You are a pioneer who seeks 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-related careers like the police, the military, surgery, medicine, sports, politics, debate, and so on. Mars rules adrenaline and testosterone, so you may be drawn to careers that involve an element of risk, danger, competition, conflict, or daring. The Rambo movie character would have this aspect in his chart.
Uranus sextile Ascendant (Strength: 04.35)
Uranus aspecting the Ascendant reveals a person who is progressive, free thinking, independent, and sometimes a bit eccentric or revolutionary. Tradition and orthodoxy do not bind you. Instead, you are capable of novel insights and you appreciate alternative ways of viewing reality. Health care workers with this aspect often utilize techniques of alternative or non-traditional medicine (e.g., meditation, hypnosis, acupuncture, etc.). There may be a talent for science, mathematics, chemistry, technology, electronics, or computer-related subjects. Your capacity for objective and impartial thinking can lead to success as a counselor, advisor, social scientist, political activist, attorney, social worker, psychologist, or psychiatrist. A prominent Uranus is also common in the charts of astrologers and others with New Age, unorthodox, or occult interests. The main problem with this aspect is a tendency to be stubborn and fixed in your opinions as well as a proneness to say or do shocking things that upset or surprise other people.
Mars trine Jupiter (Strength: 03.62)
The energy of Mars combines with the expansiveness of Jupiter to increase your enthusiasm, liveliness, and optimism. You are likely to be pioneering and adventurous, and you probably enjoy travel, flying, the outdoors, sports, vigorous exercise, and other Jupiter-ruled pursuits. Often there is an interest in philosophical, legal, religious, theological, 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, or advertising. 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.). Harmonious Mars/Jupiter aspects are a marker of worldly comfort and financial success.
Mars square Saturn (Strength: 02.60)
Mars/Saturn contacts indicate a capacity for hard work, endurance, discipline, and self-denial as a result of having to confront more than average difficulty, hardship, or deprivation during your development. This generally increases your self-reliance; but because Saturn tends to apply the brakes to the naturally assertive energy of Mars, there may be a fitful quality to your activity level (like driving with the brakes on). In extreme cases, this leads to intense feelings of frustration, irritability, or anger (as in "road rage"). This is not uncommon in the charts of those whose impatience and frustration on the job causes conflicts, ill will, accidents, injuries, falls, burns, etc., so it would be wise to learn and practice stress-reduction techniques. You would also benefit from engaging in some form of disciplined physical activity on a regular basis. Many with this aspect enjoy working in the building or construction industry. When used constructively, this energy can be channeled into significant athletic accomplishments, or may lead to success in any field that requires physical exertion or the disciplined use of force. This aspect is common in charts of money managers, chemists, psychologists, inventors, machinists, firefighters, and government workers.
Neptune trine Ascendant (Strength: 02.50)
With Neptune closely aspecting the Ascendant, you may be a master illusionist able to cast a spell over the masses. Others are likely to see you as attractive, alluring, or glamorous. You are attuned to hidden undercurrents and subtle nuances of meaning. There is often an interest in poetry, imagery, dreams, art, music, dance, literature, speculative theorizing, creative writing, mystery, magic, astrology, theology, and spiritual or occult subjects. Your career may involve filmmaking, photography, acting, singing, drama, stage performance, or other creative activities. Neptune is also connected with oil, gas, liquids, alcohol and drugs, chemicals, medicines, pharmaceuticals, long journeys, and the sea.
Many with this position seek to render some type of service to those who are ill, disadvantaged, or confined to hospitals or institutions. This is an excellent position for physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, hypnotists, priests, nuns, clergy, and others who desire to better the lot of humankind. You are highly intuitive and can use your accurate hunches to invest money wisely. Time spent in meditation or quiet contemplation is important to your well-being. A fondness for animals is often in evidence. In afflicted charts, this aspect cautions you to avoid any type of scandalous, deceptive, or illicit behavior.
Sun sextile Jupiter (Strength: 02.32)
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; and there is often a fondness for horses and other large animals. You can benefit from ninth and twelfth house matters such as publishing, broadcasting, religion, spirituality, mental health, philosophy, occult studies, 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. This aspect is one of the indicators of success and prominence in one's career. People of influence or authority are likely to assist you along the way.
Venus conjunct Pluto (Strength: 02.11)
Venus/Pluto contacts make you intensely passionate and increase your sexual magnetism. The emotional intensity of Pluto can indicate a dogged and relentless pursuit of whatever becomes the object of your desire. You go after what you want and you don't stop until you get it. You may be prone to "falling in love with love" and becoming almost fanatical in your romantic attachments. In some cases, this inner compulsion to "love and be loved" is sublimated into a unique artistic, dramatic, or musical talent. In other cases, the compulsive nature of Pluto can lead to a compelling drive to gain personal wealth, achieve political power, or bring about social reform.
Jupiter biquintile Saturn (Strength: 01.78)
Jupiter aspecting Saturn indicates great perseverance and singleness of purpose in pursuing your goals. Once you make up you mind about what you desire, you go after it with dogged determination. You are capable of fiercely resisting anything that blocks your path. You tend to be industrious and hard working, with a strong sense of duty and a willingness to put in the necessary effort to succeed in your career. You are likely to be a "self-made" individual who must overcome hardships to achieve success.
Jupiter sesquiquadrate Midheaven (Strength: 01.75)
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 favored 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.
Mercury biquintile Saturn (Strength: 01.28)
Mercury/Saturn aspects indicate intellectual discipline, a serious outlook, good powers of concentration, and a knack for logical reasoning. You don't take things for granted, and you generally need empirical evidence to overcome your native skepticism. Not content with superficial understanding, you prefer to study subjects in depth. Some with this aspect prefer to work alone, behind the scenes, or in a quiet setting. 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 organized, hard working, and proficient at dealing with rules, regulations, fine points, and details. Writers with this aspect are typically masters of grammar and style. There is frequently great ambition, self-control, and a willingness to labor hard and long to achieve your goals.
Neptune biquintile Midheaven (Strength: 01.27)
Neptune closely aspecting the Midheaven gives an ability to create an illusion and may reflect a gift for artistic, musical, poetic, or imaginative expression. Your career might involve creative writing, painting, sketching, musical performance or composition, dance, acting, glamour, fashion, design, filmmaking, scientific theorizing, or other creative forms of artistic or intellectual activity. Neptune is connected with oil, gas, liquids, chemicals, drugs, alcohol, narcotics, anesthetics, pharmaceuticals, travel over long distances, and matters connected with the use of water or with the sea. A fascination with precipitation, weather forecasting, or meteorology is not uncommon. There is often a concern for the welfare of children and a desire to render service to better the lot of humankind. Your intuition is highly developed and can lead to success at investing, the stock market, politics, or other fields that make use of accurate hunches and good timing.
Many with this position prefer to work quietly, in solitude or behind the scenes, often in occupations related to healing, mental health, medical or scientific research, alternative medicine, charitable giving, hospital or prison work, or various types of religious or spiritual endeavors. An interest in dreams, meditation, psychology, the unconscious, mystery, magic, mythology, astrology, intuition, creative visualization, divination, and occult subjects is common. A fondness for large animals may be present. This aspect occurs frequently in the charts of musicians, painters, actors, directors, and illustrators. It is also common among psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, veterinarians, astrologers, metaphysical counselors, religious workers, and others whose work calls for caring, compassion, and creativity. Some with this position prefer to work in libraries, universities, or other large institutions. This aspect is also found in the charts of saints and martyrs, and others who gain recognition through sacrifice or victimization.
Sun semi-square Venus (Strength: 01.02)
Sun/Venus contacts suggest an affectionate, cheerful, and warm-hearted disposition. There is often musical or artistic ability, a strong sense of style and refinement, a love of beauty, and a fondness for music and dance. When Venus, the goddess of love, touches the Sun, she brings out the more feminine aspects of the personality. In a woman this typically presents as grace, charm, elegance, and a bit of vanity. In a man, this can manifest as a preference for solitude and a degree of timidity or sensitivity that he may conceal behind a facade of bravado.
THE SATURN CYCLE: YOUR CAREER PEAKS AND VALLEYS
Our careers undergo cyclic changes that parallel the movement of Saturn through the birth chart. The 29-1/2 year Saturn cycle can be divided into four 7-1/3-year quarter cycles. As Saturn crosses the IC at the bottom of the chart, we begin to ride the wave upward from a period of subjective preoccupation and worldly obscurity to a new cycle of vocational growth. During the first and second quarters, which last just under 15 years, we establish, build, and develop our new career directions. When Saturn then crosses the MC at the top of the chart, we reach a career peak and consolidate our gains. We are now on the downward slope of the wave (the third and fourth quarters of this Saturn cycle). About seven years after Saturn conjoins the MC, we go through another period of intense vocational activity, just as Saturn is crossing into the final quarter, which is a seven-year stretch of relative obscurity, inner reflection and reassessment. We then start a new 29-1/2 year career cycle as Saturn again crosses the IC. The section below gives specific details based on a horoscope cast for your date, time, and place of birth.
In 1940, Grant Lewi published his groundbreaking analysis of Saturn's influence on career. Saturn takes about 29-1/2 years to complete a journey around the zodiac. During the time when Saturn crosses the 4th house cusp or IC (the "bottommost" or "darkest" point in the horoscope), Lewi noted that people "either fade completely from the picture, or take a new start in life, depending on their age and other considerations" in the chart. This is similar to a New Moon, a time of darkness and new beginnings.
During the period from 1970 to 2050 covered in this report, the approximate dates of Saturn's passage through Libra are SEPTEMBER 1980 - AUGUST 1983, then AUGUST 2010 - OCTOBER 2012, and finally OCTOBER 2039 - NOVEMBER 2041. 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 traveling through roughly the fourth, fifth, and sixth houses as it approaches a square to the Midheaven) is a time of career "building." During this first phase we are establishing a new career or laying the foundations for a new direction in our current occupation. Jacobs calls the second quarter cycle (the next 7-1/3-years, beginning when Saturn squares the Midheaven to transit roughly the seventh, eighth and ninth houses) the period of "triumph" when the efforts of the period of building are starting to pay off.
About 14 1/2 years after crossing the IC or fourth house cusp, Saturn reaches the Midheaven, the "highest" and "brightest" point of the horoscope. This is similar to a Full Moon and marks a peak in our career development. IN YOUR CHART, A CAREER PEAK WILL OCCUR WHEN SATURN PASSES THROUGH ARIES, the sign on your Midheaven. During the period from 1970 to 2050 covered in this report, the approximate dates of Saturn's passage through Aries are from APRIL 1994 TO FEBRUARY 1999 and again from JULY 2025 TO APRIL 2028. These years are a time of achievement, accomplishment, harvest, recognition, and the assumption of new responsibilities. You reap the rewards of all the work you have done for the past fourteen years. However, if you have cut corners or prepared badly, the time has now come to pay the piper.
After passing the Midheaven, Saturn goes through a roughly 7-1/3-year period when it transits the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth houses (the third quarter cycle) as it approaches a square to the Midheaven. Jacobs calls this the period of "coasting" when we enjoy the fruits of our career success at the Midheaven. The final 7-1/3-year period commences with Saturn's square to the Midheaven and continues as it transits the first, second, and third houses. Jacobs calls this the period of "obscurity" when we become self-absorbed and directed inward, contemplating our lives and thinking about future possibilities. This subjective, inner period ends when Saturn again crosses the IC and begins a new cycle.
Prominent Chart Factors
THE MOST ACTIVE PLANETS, SIGNS, & HOUSES
The following section lists the most prominent or active planets, points (Ascendant and Midheaven), signs, and houses in your horoscope. Because the houses are determined by the exact time of birth, dominant houses are not calculated for charts with unknown birth times. You naturally tend to express the energy and symbolism of these planets, signs, and houses in most aspects of your life, including your vocation. The rating system used here is based on the number and closeness of the aspects formed by each of the planets and points.
The dominant planets and points (Ascendant, Midheaven) reveal your basic drives and natural aptitudes that can be developed for their career potential. Below are descriptions of the planets and points that are most active in your horoscope.
Ascendant Dominant (Strength: 21.50)
The Ascendant, the point of the zodiac that is coming up on the eastern horizon at your time of birth, represents how you present yourself to others as a physical and social being. A strong Ascendant emphasizes the need to use the force of your personality, your physical abilities, and your personal attractiveness in the career arena. Most likely you are a doer who enjoys being in the heat of battle, figuratively or literally. Your strong sense of personal identity gives you a charismatic aura that allows you to relate well with others. You enjoy the use of your body and could do well in occupations that require strength, endurance, and physical stamina. Leadership ability, quick responsiveness, and rapid decision-making are common. Typical careers reflected in a prominent Ascendant include athlete, model, actor, costume designer, dancer, leader, pioneer, politician, receptionist, physical therapist, manual laborer - any field that involves physical activity, self-projection, and personable engagement with others. With such an active Ascendant, you should pay special attention to the career implications of your ascending sign.
Jupiter Dominant (Strength: 14.49)
Jupiter is an expansive, outgoing, and energetic planet that represents the urge to broaden your horizons through travel, higher education, wide-ranging communications, and contact with foreign cultures or those of a different background. You excel at taking a broad view and seeing things in a visionary perspective. There is often a talent for motivating, inspiring, and encouraging others, who may view you as grandiose or larger than life. You are probably interested in philosophy, religion, spirituality, the law, politics, science, languages, foreign affairs, and the forecasting of future trends. Professionals in medicine, religion, the law, and education often have Jupiter strong in their charts.
People with a strong Jupiter commonly work in sales, politics, promotions, professional athletics, entertainment, travel, shipping, import/export, broadcasting, public speaking, journalism, publishing, medicine, or big business. You may be fond of sports, physical exercise, or outdoor activities, such as hiking, horseback riding, or the martial arts. The Gauquelin research found expansive Jupiter prominent in the charts of journalists, actors, playwrights, politicians, executives, and military personnel. In contrast, Gauquelin's research found that physicians and scientists had Jupiter relatively weakly placed.
If Jupiter forms many stressful aspects, you may have a tendency to extravagance and excess. You must learn to avoid unwarranted risk-taking and to temper your enthusiasm with a strong dose of reality.
Neptune Dominant (Strength: 12.89)
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, theater, performing, creative writing, poetry, literature, fiction, illusion, magic, mythology, advertising, promotions, photography, cinema, and related endeavors. 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, counseling, 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, theaters, 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 behavior, and be especially careful with alcohol and drugs.
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.
Virgo Dominant (Strength: 116.87)
Key Phrases: I analyze, I serve, I examine, I categorize, 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, organized, 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.
Scorpio Dominant (Strength: 113.99)
Key Phrases: I desire, I penetrate, I transform, I heal, I regenerate
Scorpio is intense, energetic, passionate, analytical, secretive, strong-willed, stubborn, determined, forceful, motivated, sensitive, and intuitive. Individuals with a prominent Scorpio are keen observers of human nature and make natural detectives, spies, psychologists, psychoanalysts, researchers, investigators, problem solvers, and secret agents. They like to ferret out anything that is concealed, mysterious, or hidden -- whether it be minerals buried in the earth or human, images concealed within a photographic medium, motivations buried in the unconscious, or unseen forces in the universe. Scorpio is fascinated with the use of power to heal or transform people, situations, or things. Reformers, politicians, and cult leaders often have this emphasis in their birth charts.
Because money can represent power, Scorpio is often drawn to work that involves big business or the management of financial resources. Scorpio likes to flirt with danger, live life to the fullest, and come out a winner in any competitive situation. The pent-up Mars/Pluto energy of Scorpio may find an outlet in competitive sports, sexual activity, police work, investigation, scientific research, or military endeavors. Scorpio is a psychic or intuitive sign that is connected with death, dying, the occult, destruction, recycling, regeneration, and the goods of the dead. Scorpio is also known for making use of sex appeal in the career arena.
Typical Scorpio occupations include psychologist, physician, healer, analyst, psychic, medium, occultist, photographer, hypnotist, sex therapist, demolitions expert, excavator, undertaker, engineer, lab technician, athlete, stockbroker, tax collector, accountant, banker, atomic researcher, investigative journalist, navigator, ecologist, police officer, criminologist, forensics expert, private eye, soldier, garbage collector, miner, plumber, manager, power plant operator, and exterminator.
Aries Dominant (Strength: 108.74)
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.
Fourth House Dominant (Strength: 108.83)
The 4th house symbolizes 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 archeology, 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 behavior and future development. Your career may focus on activities done at or in relation to the home.
Second House Dominant (Strength: 96.76)
You readily engage in the management of money, finances, possessions, and goods of the earth. Your work might involve the production or provision of luxuries, objects of beauty, or the finer things in life. There is often an interest in preserving valued goods, ideas, or objects for future generations. You have a strong sense of value and know how to appraise the worth of whatever interests you.
Third House Dominant (Strength: 82.38)
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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