An argument for Astrology


It has been argued that astrology has no scientific foundation, and as such is nothing more than a hoax, though it has been used to identify seasons and times the stars and planets have absolutely no effect upon the personality or future of individuals. But is this true? Everything is energy, and energy is influenced by magnetism and gravity. Thus when large bodies enter the proximity of earth do these have a magnetic, energy or gravitational effect upon the person or persons unborn? And why would anyone say nay to this? I don't agree with the western method does not mean I don't agree with it. As the influences of stellar bodies have effects upon nature and energy why would they not effect the mind as it grows. The reason I do not agree with western methods of astrology is not that they are unfounded but that they do not take into consideration the full astral bodies and effects from the point of conception. Let alone the state when the brain is in development. With modern science we can now evaluate to a greater degree the stellar bodies and the development of the personality by looking deeper into the effects that are going on and the stages that are in development of the mind of the unborn person.



week five, your baby has grown to the size of the tip of a pen, yet even at such a small size significant development still occurs – your baby’s brain, spinal cord, lungs, and heart will begin to form!  Then, in week six, signs of your baby’s eyes, nose, and ears appear along with small buds, which will soon become arms and legs.  At week 11 your baby can now be described as a fetus In such an astrology chart should be started 5 weeks after conception.

Astrology consists of several pseudoscientific systems of divination[1] based on the premise that there is a relationship between astronomical phenomena and events in the human world. Many cultures have attached importance to astronomical events, and the Indians, Chinese, and Mayans developed elaborate systems for predicting terrestrial events from celestial observations. In the West, astrology most often consists of a system of horoscopes purporting to explain aspects of a person's personality and predict future events in their life based on the positions of the sun, moon, and other celestial objects at the time of their birth. The majority of professional astrologers rely on such systems.[2]:83

Throughout most of its history, astrology was considered a scholarly tradition. It was accepted in political and academic contexts, and was connected with other studies, such as astronomy, alchemy, meteorology, and medicine.[3] At the end of the 17th century, new scientific concepts in astronomy and physics (such as heliocentrism and Newtonian mechanics) called astrology into question. Astrology thus lost its academic and theoretical standing, and common belief in astrology has largely declined.[4] Astrology has been rejected by the scientific community as a pseudoscience, having no validity or explanatory power for describing the universe. Among other issues, there is no proposed mechanism of action by which the positions and motions of stars and planets could affect people and events on Earth that does not contradict well understood basic aspects of biology and physics.[5]:249[6] Scientific testing of astrology has found no evidence to support any of the premises or purported effects outlined in astrological traditions. In one study, participating astrologers attempting to match natal charts with profiles generated by a psychological inventory produced results not significantly at variance with random chance.[7]:424

Astrology has been dated to at least the 2nd millennium BCE, with roots in calendrical systems used to predict seasonal shifts and to interpret celestial cycles as signs of divine communications.[8] A form of astrology was practised in the first dynasty of Mesopotamia (1950–1651 BCE). Chinese astrology was elaborated in the Zhou dynasty (1046–256 BCE). Hellenistic astrology after 332 BCE mixed Babylonian astrology with Egyptian Decanic astrology in Alexandria, creating horoscopic astrology. Alexander the Great's conquest of Asia allowed astrology to spread to Ancient Greece and Rome. In Rome, astrology was associated with "Chaldean wisdom". After the conquest of Alexandria in the 7th century, astrology was taken up by Islamic scholars, and Hellenistic texts were translated into Arabic and Persian. In the 12th century, Arabic texts were imported to Europe and translated into Latin, helping to initiate the European Renaissance, when major astronomers including Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler and Galileo practised as court astrologers. Astrological references appear in literature in the works of poets such as Dante Alighieri and Geoffrey Chaucer, and of playwrights such as Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare.






 
 
 
 
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PLACEMENTS



Rising Sign



Capricorn Ascendant

Capricorn was rising at your birth; a sign belonging to the element earth and of the cardinal or movable quality. This gives you a quiet, steady, and persevering disposition, patient, enduring and tactful. You are at times inclined to melancholy and to too serious a frame of mind; are a little lacking in cheerfulness, hopefulness, and buoyancy; and sometimes look too much on the dark side of things. You have much practical executive ability, are a steady useful worker and will carry out faithfully any work you undertake. You have much self-control and strength of will, and can pursue your ends persistently in the face of many obstacles. You believe in justice, economy, caution and prudence, and you usually think before you act. You are ambitious of power and are capable of exercising it; are self-possessed and can order, direct and manage subordinates very efficiently, although you are apt to be more respected than loved by them. You possess reserve and restraint; you do not make friends very easily, but you are very faithful to those you possess and are a stern and rather pitiless enemy. You have a quiet persistence and steadfast determination that will enable you to do almost anything you set your mind on. Saturn is the planet ruling the sign Capricorn.



Sun

The Sun stands for the individuality, just as the Moon expresses the personality. It also governs the constitution and is the Life force and backbone of the whole system. Where the Sun is strong by position of aspects, it gives strength of character, a powerful will and a vigorous constitution, all of which contribute toward making the life successful. Where the Sun is weak, there is danger of short life or one broken by spells of illness or much misfortune.

It cannot be too strongly emphasized that an analysis of the meaning of every factor in Astrology is dependent upon its relation to every other factor. For instance, the Sun in each sign has a certain definite influence which it invariably exerts, but that influence, thus exerted, is combined with every other influence of the Sun in its house position and in its aspects, as well as in reference to the ascending sign and other planetary positions and aspects. Thus, it is from the sum of the forces and not from each one of them separately judged, that an analysis is made.

The reader should remember, therefore, that to read the analysis of the Sun in the signs as it follows, as an analysis verbatim of the solar position in a nativity, to read it except as one of the forces of a nativity to be united, accentuated or modified by the other factors involved, is not scientific astrology and will not give a true interpretation. The statements true in themselves, must be united intellectually, in each particular nativity, with other particular factors of that nativity; and then, and only then, are the peculiarities of individual instances described.



Sun in Scorpio

The Sun in Scorpio, the house of death, is very strong, but the native is very likely to suffer violence. It is quite frequently found that people with this position suffer from diseases which bring them to a premature end, as for example R.L. Stevenson and Stephen T. Crane, or, when badly aspected, they may meet a violent death like Marie Antoinette, President Garfield and Stanford White. This is physically the most magnetic sign in the Zodiac. There are three main types, classed respectively under eagle, serpent, and scorpion. But in every case, an extremely forceful and dominating personality is to be expected. With even the best types, the appearance is often somewhat austere. Tremendous will-power is evident in every line of the countenance,, which is frequently what conventional people call ugly and occasionally this native bears scars. This rather formidable appearance is, however, frequently combined with a kindly disposition. However dark and forbidding may be the countenance, the nature has yet the fascination of the serpent.

The native is easily aroused to anger, and makes a most dangerous enemy, for he cannot be trusted to fight fair, as with Leo, but will take any means in his power to injure his antagonist; nor is he held back by any feeling of pity, but will go on to the bitter end. Occasionally, this is so pronounced as to cause actual defect in the fighting quality.

But it is doubtful if any sign in the Zodiac illustrates so markedly the contrast between the spiritually awakened soul and its opposite. Crafty and cunning, with intense passions and jealousies and with a vindictiveness which will wreak insatiable revenges, the Scorpio native becomes, under higher impulses, indefatigable in his desire to help mankind, and his coldness and insensibility to the sufferings of others is transmuted into devotion and self-sacrifice. The coolness of demeanor and stern sense of justice and integrity, together with uncontrollable desire for freedom, may degenerate into harshness, selfishness and discontent, or blossom into efficiency, sympathy and true generosity.

Where the Sun is fairly well aspected and Mars is free from affliction, the constitution is extraordinarily strong; the resisting power is greater than with any other sign. The native is capable of infinite hard work and is most dogged, persevering and tenacious in carrying out his plans. He does not, however, go at them like a bull at a gate. He is always exercising his intelligence to out-maneuver his opponent. Where Scorpio assumes the eagle type, the noblest qualities of Mars and the Sun are found combined, and there is a certain, subtlety and intellectuality about them which come more from the nature of the sign itself than from either of the planets. There is no better sign in the Zodiac for commanding success, but this success nearly always comes through bitter fighting. There is a strong tendency to science and all other branches of life which demand the blending of the two qualities, energy and subtlety. Provided that the Sun is strengthened by some good aspects, it is as favorable a position as could be wished for him. At the same time, the student must never forget to expect something secret and sinister in the nature.

Scorpio rules the glands of the pelvis and, from its opposition to Taurus, often affects the corresponding parts in the neck and throat, but its most special signification is in connection with the organs of reproduction. Scorpio is particularly to be feared in the recurrence of Cancer after operations, for such secondary growths are usually glandular and such diseases are more dangerous than ordinary local afflictions of the reproductive organs.



Sun in the Tenth House

Honors and success in life; high patronage and success in governmental circles, embassies, etc. the credit of the native is fairly secure, his success steady and generally productive of honors in middle life. A servant with this position will secure service in high circles.



Moon

The Moon has to do largely with personality, just as the Sun has to do with individuality. The sign in which the Moon is placed describes the type of the personality, showing its variety and quality just as the Sun shows the type and quality of the individuality. As the personality is the intimate and more immediate expression of the temperament and measures the quality and power of sense impression, and therefore the scope and precision of the mental forces, it indirectly determines what we might call the fluid of being. Moreover, as both mental and emotional forces depend first upon sense impression, and since personality is that singular union of the mental and the emotional, it follows that the Moon's position is the focal point wherein sense, mind, and emotion meet in the formation of character.

The Moon largely determines the kind of life and activity with which the average human being meets life day by day.



Moon in Capricorn

Capricorn is, on the whole, a very bad position for the Moon, for here she is in her detriment and the whole nature of Capricorn is unsympathetic. Almost the worst feature of the Moon is her coldness, and this Capricorn accentuates. The senses of people with the Moon in this sign are not likely to be particularly acute. The mental response to impression is rather quick, angry, and antagonistic, yet there is an extreme keenness to receive information. Where the Moon is well-dignified, this may be of very happy augury. There is a faculty for unusual quickness of judgment, the power of sudden and correct decision, seen particularly in Napoleon, but also in Augustus Caesar, Darwin, Hitler, Lincoln, Patton, and Washington.

Bismarck has a wide sextile of Mercury, a trine of Venus, a square of the Sun and Jupiter, and semi-sextiles of Saturn and Uranus, all of which aspects may be taken as greatly strengthening and solidifying the mental reaction. We often find, however, illusions of sense, sometimes so serious as almost to justify ascribing their cause to what is called obsession. It is usually a case of definite obsession that we find with the Moon in Capricorn, differing from her nature in Pisces, where we get a different kind of dream-world, the romantic sphere of the poet and the mystic. In Capricorn, the Moon often gives a tendency in persons of the average type to intoxication, always in the nature of obsession. This tendency to obsession is certainly the most characteristic of all the qualities of the Moon in Capricorn. Even in the best cases, people with this position tend to have the idea fixed. Bismarck, Napoleon, and Savonarola are obvious examples. In their cases, the fixed idea was very much in tune with the general purpose of the life, and so was not an affliction, but in a case like that of George III, who had Uranus in conjunction with his Moon and Mars square, there could be no result but madness.

Mary, Queen of Scots, and George Eliot, both had somewhat of a morbid strain, and it is evident that neither of them possessed the disposition to make any man permanently happy. The position of their Moon is to be held, for the most part, responsible for this. There is also in women an evident tendency to brood, and brooding is often a condition antecedent to obsession.

The women with whom the native will probably be associated may possess excellent practical qualities, but they will be apt to be exacting and capricious, sometimes exceedingly cold and unsympathetic, or, if not cold, they may have a callous quality which is almost worse than coldness. They will, however, in all probability be thoroughly reliable, and possess a strong sense of moral responsibility. They will also be patient, and generally speaking, faithful, but the callousness of their disposition will hardly be conducive to the happiness of the men whose lives they influence. If the reader will run his eye back over the people mentioned as having the Moon in this sign, and add the names of Isaac Pitman, Cicero, and Edward VI, he will notice that in none of these cases have women played a really important part in the life, for sympathy is the true foundation of influence. The most important woman in the life of Pisces Sun composer Frédéric Chopin ended up being the independent and assertive George Sand - his Capricorn Moon was favored by sextiles from Uranus and Pluto.

Women having the Moon in this sign attract women who are not in sympathy with them. They are more likely to benefit their women friends than to receive benefit from them.

Mothers having children with the Moon in Capricorn will be naturally efficient and practical regarding their physical and material needs; unless they can be proud of such children, however, they will seldom give them the love and sympathy which the children will naturally crave.



Moon in the First House

Inconstancy, timidity, changefulness, publicity; liability to many changes of residence and reversals of fortune; if in a movable sign, constant changes in life and a roving disposition; tendency to sleep-walking at some time in life; fruitful imagination; sensitive and intuitive nature.



Mercury

Mercury is the most truly sensitive of all the planets. Venus and the Moon are more easily affected, it is true, but for them a better term is "impressionable." Mercury is the adolescent; he responds to every impression like the weather-vane, which is a very different thing from the reception and reflection of every impression. In slightly different language, Mercury is not modified by the signs as are the more passive planets; rather each excites him to give a special expression of opinion. Mercury is, as we know, the mind; and while the contents of the mind are determined by the food of the mind, yet different minds deal quite differently with identical foods. It has been said that thousands of people before Newton saw apples fall from trees, but their only impulse was to eat them.

The proper and best influence upon Mercury is Saturn, and without his steadying hand to hold him in tutorship to a profounder wisdom, Mercury may be frivolous and vain. It is only when Mercury is overpowered by Venus that the mental qualities become subservient and slavish, so that one may say of the native "he has no mind of his own." There is, however, always the safeguard of the proximity of the Sun, especially when the conjunction is not too close.



Mercury in Scorpio

In Scorpio Mercury is "quick and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword." No other position so thoroughly accentuates the fierce acuteness of the mind. People with Mercury in this sign are far-seeing and clear-sighted; it is almost impossible to deceive them, but on the contrary they are often over-critical and sometimes incurably suspicious. The thought is bitter and eager, often vitriolic, and the word follows suit. They have an uncanny faculty of knowing exactly where to wound. They make admirable vivisectors on every plane, and they are usually quite unscrupulous in their methods and careless of what pain they may inflict. Furthermore, they are intensely secretive; they hate to commit themselves to any positive statement, but their capacity for insinuation and innuendo may well be described as infernal. They make the most dangerous enemies, and in some cases (though, fortunately, this is rare) there is something of the snake in their temperament, and they may turn suddenly and treacherously upon their antagonists. They make excellent secret-service men. They are capable of long continued dissimulation and, the imagination being exceedingly vivid, they are well fitted to deceive others. With all these qualities, goes an intense skepticism, an intolerance of the opinions of others whom they regard as inferior, and a supreme contempt for those who disagree with them. On the other hand, the secretive side of the sign may sometimes develop as mysticism or some profound interest in secret societies (particularly, of course, when Mercury is in the twelfth house) or in hidden and obscure matters of one sort or another. They have tremendous capacity for investigation and are quite ruthless in their methods. These qualities often cooperate to bring about success, and some of the most profound seekers into the mysteries of life have this position of Mercury.

This is exemplified in its highest and best form by William Blake, probably the most profound mystic that the English race has produced. The activity of mind and the love for secret subjects of thought are shown in the horoscope of Robert Louis Stevenson.

Gandhi and Nehru exemplify the militant, persistent spirit of the mind conferred by this position.

An example of the vigorous eloquence and keen critical instincts of this position manifesting in matters of less universal importance is given by John Bright, and of these same qualities in more intense form by Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. W. S. Gilbert, the greatest of the social satirists of the Victorian Age, has Mercury in this sign, conjunct cynical Saturn.

Something of the brilliancy and secretiveness, with a most unfortunate turn, not only for repartee, which made him enemies, but for obscure thoughts, which gave them their weapon against him, is shown in the nativity of Oscar Wilde.



Mercury in the Tenth House

Many occupations; restless spirit; uncertain position; taste for literature; success in trading and in general agencies and commissions; vexations and worries; literary or scholastic profession.



Venus

It may, on first consideration, appear somewhat difficult to differentiate between the action of Venus, the "Lesser Fortune," and that of Jupiter, the "Greater Fortune." Both represent the expansive and altruistic spirit. But Venus is the handmaiden of the Sun and she is consequently attached to the vital force, even as Jupiter is more closely an emanation of Neptune, the other extreme of the system, the Soul. The altruism of Venus, therefore, means love in a quite conventional and often selfish or personal sense; her expansiveness is often mere amiability, possibly assumed in order to gain some end associated with the instinct of self-preservation; and, finally, Venus is altogether more material and, so to speak, fleshy, than Jupiter. Venus in any sign has so much connotation or reference that it is very necessary to take into consideration not only the sign in which it is placed, but also its aspects to other planets before judging of its effects. But the importance of the impact of the different signs is very great. In fact, the more material a planet is, the more easily it is influenced. We see no such violent commotion in the vaster planets; Uranus in Aries is not so different from Uranus in Libra, but Venus in Gemini is utterly different from Venus in Scorpio.

In dealing with Venus on the lines hitherto followed with the other planets, we are confronted with a difficulty peculiar to the nature of her own influence. It is easy to observe most of the effects of other planets in the life, character, and work of great men, but we know little of the inner details of their domestic and intimate relations.

Alexander the Great may have beaten his wife, and Cromwell may have been a very clever and tactful father, but in the majority of those examples which have hitherto served us so well, we know little or nothing of the private life. And it is essentially, and first of all, the private life that Venus influences. The reader must, therefore, be content to rely, to a certain extent, upon the authority of the author regarding the influence of Venus.



Venus in Scorpio

It is very unfortunate for Venus to find herself in a sign which is both martial and watery. It completely destroys any altruistic tendencies, and it may turn her amiability not only into sensuality but into something grosser still. Her influence is often extremely violent; passion is intense and physical; unless gratified it is likely to turn into hatred; and, even when it is reciprocated, its career is likely to be stormy, in particular afflictions it may end in treacheries and tragedies. People with this position run the greatest danger of getting themselves into social trouble. It is particularly important to guard against misalliance either with or without the assent of the law. The extreme violence of the feelings may also react ultimately upon the health; since, great as the capacity is, the desires are still stronger and may easily lead to dangerous excess.

A disappointment also frequently arises from too great straightforwardness. Such people are likely to frighten the birds which they wish to ensnare. They are sometimes unscrupulous in the pursuit of their plans. No consideration seems to weigh with them. This naturally results in what may pass with the world for success, and unquestionably the physical magnetism is as great of its kind as in any other sign. In fact Libra alone rivals it. But the magnetism of Libra is subtle and perverse, whereas that of Scorpio is coarse and gross.

In dealing with the nativities of people who have lacked the refining influences of education, this position stands for quite animal dissipation and is nearly always associated with drunkenness. People of a higher type naturally escape such extremes. But frequently the cynical temperament develops as a result of satiety. This is marked in the cases of Sainte Beuve, Benjamin Disraeli, and Marie Antoinette. In the last case one may regard this position of Venus in her horoscope as one of the principal causes of the French Revolution. One has only to examine the innumerable pamphlets which were written against her to see how this came about.

Venus in Scorpio does not appear compatible with any striking tendencies towards artistic development, and she is also here very weak in tact and amiability. In the case of Swiss-German artist Paul Klee she is inspired as part of a tight Mystic Rectangle with Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune - but until he met Kandinsky, his art consisted of black-and-white grotesques and satires. It must be remembered that in this sign she is in her detriment. Of course, the usual modifications caused by aspects are always to be considered, but the position is so sensual that it takes a great deal to overcome its natural tendencies.

People with this position are extremely self-possessive in the matter of affection. Jealousy with them is a passion far more consuming than the love which has given birth to it. A trifling disappointment will turn love into hate - relentless and unscrupulous. The character of the passion is as physical as when Venus is in Taurus, but in the earthy sign, she connects with all the natural, genial, domestic, human qualities. Venus in Scorpio may be called almost demoniac; weary, but unsatisfied, is her motto. She never rests. Scorpio in many of its aspects is symbolized by the sea in storm, and the qualities of that element accurately symbolize this temperament.

The magnetism is extraordinarily strong, but may be called primitive. There is a kind of fascination which the innocent frequently fail to recognize, and which consequently makes them fall an easy prey. This type is curiously open to flattery. A compliment is always taken as surrender, as a tribute to the superiority of the native.

Venus in Scorpio is extremely passionate and irresistible. It will not be content with anything but exact fulfillment of its desires. It is consequently necessary for the loved one to comply absolutely, or at least to seem to comply with sufficient skill to pretend; and this is, evidently, by no means a dignified or worthy position for anyone to maintain.

It must be borne in mind that, when Venus is in Scorpio, the Sun and Mercury may, at the same time, be in either Libra or Sagittarius; in such case, much that has been said would be largely modified, or the education and circumstances of the native would be such that the qualities imparted by the pure Venus in Scorpio would be latent and never be brought to the surface. They might be expressed through a feeling of great dissatisfaction and suppression.



Venus in the Tenth House

Frequently confers a gift of prophecy and taste for divinatory arts; artistic pursuits; success in poetry, music, or the drama; high patronage among ladies; success in love affairs, and general prosperity. A peaceful and secure position. Honors, according to the sphere of life occupied by the native.



Mars

Mars represents the muscular system; it is often found that a weak brain goes with great development of physical strength, and vice versa. It might even occur that the whole of the higher faculties might be harmonious and strong, yet fail to make good, owing to the lack of practical energy, boldness, and capacity for rather brutal work. The material plane continually presents obstacles to the higher nature; Mars is the force which pushes such obstacles aside, or demolishes them.

His external influence upon the man as distinguished from his internal influence within the character, is that of excitement, inflammation, violence, and accident. Thus a square of Mars to the Sun might give a rugged constitution and dauntless energy, and at the same time subject the native to fevers and accidents from fire or steel.

The power of Mars will, of course, as before, be modified by his position in the Zodiac, and, owing to his material and therefore easily-molded nature, the variations will be, on the whole, more extreme than we have found to be the case with planets of greater spirituality.

Yet so great is his importance, that a badly afflicted Mars practically inhibits the native from making wise use of his enormous energy. It is a curious and somewhat paradoxical situation, and the student cannot pay too much attention to its study.



Mars in Scorpio

Although Mars is in his own house, he cannot be called strong for good. We have noticed that Aries did not bring out the highest qualities of Mars; Scorpio brings out his worst. Mars is the most unbalanced of the planets; the one most in need of restriction or direction. Almost any influence but his own touches his fire to rationality, generosity, or grace. But Scorpio, while in some ways the most powerful of the signs, may be described as snake-tempered; and in it he easily becomes bloodthirsty. It is even amusing to note how one of the gentlest spirits that ever dwelt within the human form, Robert Louis Stevenson, is often in method outrageous almost beyond the "penny dreadful." In "Treasure Island," cold-blooded murderers tumble over each other's heels, in circumstances of unparalleled atrocity. Who, without the help of Mars in Scorpio, could have invented Long John Silver, hopping after his comrade and braining him with his crutch, or the attempt, in "The Ebb-Tide," of Hurst to throw vitriol over Atwater, and the breaking of the bottle in his hand by the ready rifle of the pearler?

There can be a complete lack of adaptability in this position of Mars; it is sometimes replaced by treacherous cunning; but, as a general rule, the method of the native tends to be brute force. The anarchist Vaillant may be cited as an illustration. Such extreme cases are fortunately rare and imply bad aspects. In this particular instance, Mars has the sextiles of Jupiter and Saturn, which make him effective, but his quality is deteriorated by the square of Venus. Stalin has Pluto opposing his Mars; made effective by a trine from Saturn. The violence of Mrs. Pankhurst, again, is undoubtedly due to this position, for Mars is not otherwise afflicted. On the contrary, he is helped by a sextile of the Moon and trines of Neptune and the Sun. Her undoubted nobility of character and the altruism of her violent action indicate the vision conferred by the trines of Neptune and the Sun which the sextile of the Moon directs toward the masses of women. Miss Frances E. Willard may be advantageously compared with Mrs. Pankhurst. Mercury is sextile to Mars, Jupiter semi-sextile; and the complex is important, Sagittarius being the rising sign and Mars only six degrees above the Eastern Horizon. Hers is a far more rational and effective method than that of the later suffragist. Mme. Patti has Mars trined by Uranus, and squared by the Sun and Neptune in conjunction, which appears an extremely advantageous disposition. Medical lexicographer Sir Richard Quain has both Mercury and the Sun, Lord of the Ascendant, in conjunction with Mars, and Venus is semi-sextile. These aspects go far to minimize the effect of Scorpio.

Psychologist Roberto Assagioli has his Scorpio Mars square to both Venus and Saturn, plus a wide sextile to the Moon; Mars aspecting these planets added energy to his knowledge of relationships and the feeling self. The Mars of singing tenor Enrico Caruso is trine to a conjunction of Mercury with the Sun. The Mars of Gandhi is part of a powerful complex - conjunct peaceful Venus, but opposing Jupiter and Pluto and square to the Moon; his Mars also contacts a close square between outer planets Uranus and Neptune; Scorpio can give the strength to master these transcendent energies. Joseph P. Kennedy was born with Mars conjunct Jupiter and sextile to Mercury and Venus - all fortunate aspects. Lawrence of Arabia had his Mars square a conjunction of Mercury-Saturn in Leo, adding energy to the mental and linguistic faculty plus rugged endurance, but not promising happiness. Albert Schweitzer was born with Scorpio Mars exactly squaring an exact opposition of Saturn in Aquarius to Uranus in Leo, where Uranus is high in the tenth house; Schweitzer devoted his life to humanitarian service. The Scorpio Mars of George Washington is strong by position, angular on the Descendant, but the only aspects to be found are to its higher octave, Pluto. Mars and Pluto co-rule Scorpio - the Mars influence, with its tendency towards manifestation on the bodily plane, will be stronger among less evolved natives.

Henry VI of England is an example of the unfortunate influence which this sign exerts on Mars. He has the softening trine of Neptune exact, and only the slight help of a semi-sextile of the Sun.



Mars in the Eleventh House

Contentions among friends; unsatisfactory relations with others in social life. Friends lead the native into extravagance or some form of dissipation. Danger to the wife in childbirth. In a woman's horoscope, the husband is often profligate.



Jupiter

Jupiter, in a general classification, may be said to be the precise contrary of Saturn. The latter constricts and conserves; the former expands and spends. The one is egoism; the other altruism. In religious symbolism Saturn is Jehovah - "I am that I am" - which is only a theocratic way of saying "everything for myself." Jupiter is the divine Son, Jesus - the benevolently spendthrift heir - who gives his very life for others. Jupiter is the instinct of creation, of generosity and hospitality, and of the religious emotions generally; and, of course, in so far as the man is passive to Jupiter, he represents these qualities in the cosmos bestowed upon the man, and hence "Good fortune." Naturally, his action depends, with regard to its scope, upon Neptune and Uranus. Unless these planets, signifying respectively the soul and the divine will, indicate bigness in the career, a good Jupiter will be no more than a luck-bringer in business or profession, and make the character noble, generous, and easy-going; and a weak Jupiter will only defeat advancement in life, and tend to enfeeble the character by making it spendthrift, luxurious, and unable to resist the influence of others.

We have intimated above through what channels Jupiter comes to express his creative and generous tendencies in material prosperity; but another point which should be emphasized in this regard is that Jupiter represents to a very great extent the ambition of the native. The force, quality, and degree of success of this ambition will be indicated by the strength and position of the planet, and the direction or channel through which this ambition may work out its best prosperity will be shown by the sign which Jupiter occupies, modified of course by other contributory conditions.

In the days when a man was either a lord or a serf, a knight or an innkeeper, it was comparatively easy to determine with exactness a man's vocation. In modern days, however, there are thousands of different and characteristic types of employment. While Jupiter is the key to the type of work which may bring a man money or profit, it does not necessarily follow that it is the kind of vocation for which he has the greatest inclination. Too often, indeed, his inclination is not that for which he is best adapted, or it is incompatible with his environment and education. On the other hand, an accurate observer may often see a person with distinct abilities for a certain type of work, and yet he recognizes that, for some other reason, he had an inability to make a success of that work.



Jupiter in Aquarius

The Uranian qualities of Aquarius are rather helpful in steadying Jupiter against the tendency to laxity, which is his chief danger. His religious side is, however, not strongly developed, though there may be a tendency to uncommon religious beliefs of a mystical or occult nature. In general, however, political astuteness is far more to the front in Jupiter's activity, as is witnessed by Queen Victoria and Caesar Borgia, whose careers, despite the difference of their eras, are not altogether unlike. The sextile of Mars from Aries assures the efficiency of Victoria's Jupiter; he culminates in the tenth house, and there is no trace of any aspect from a planet to disturb his political bent. The real character of Caesar Borgia is not altogether unlovable. The Sun is trine to Jupiter, making him open and scornful of meanness, but Mars and Saturn in conjunction oppose Jupiter, and these aspects doubtless brought his ultimate ruin.

Another interesting comparison involves George Eliot and John Ruskin. The same coldness is apparent in both. In the former, a sextile of Venus to Jupiter tends to loosen the conventional ties, and the opposition of Mars must have been a great handicap. But in this complex, Mars, as Lord of the Ascendant, is the important factor, especially as he is near the cusp of the Midheaven, and Jupiter is in a subordinate position. John Ruskin's Jupiter is seriously afflicted by a conjunction of Mars and by the opposition of the Moon to both these planets; and, the Moon being in the sixth house, an actual physical defect was apparently the cause of his physical incapacity. But had Jupiter not been in zero of Aquarius, taking on some of the coldness of Capricorn, the calamity of the aspects might not have been so serious.

Coleridge's Jupiter was squared by Uranus and opposed by the Moon; fortunately, however, the Sun is nearly trine. Observe how each of these has its own peculiar effect. Jupiter, Lord of the Ascendant, is the key to the complex; and, as he is rising (though rather low in the second house), the personality is altogether suffused with expansive, generous, and noble religious instincts. But Uranus makes his character rather original (to our profit, indeed, though to the poet's own material detriment) and turns it into unusual channels. The weird horror of the one great poem and the two fragments by which he lives in literature are admirably suggested by this aspect plus the Lunar opposition. The trine of his Libra Sun is yet deeper and more personal; it is the undertow of his thought to love all. Hence all the fantastic and gruesome imagery of the Ancient Mariner only decorates the simple truth:

"He prayeth best, who loveth best,

All things both great and small."

It is a noble, unfortunate complex, highly instructive to the student, and it operates on every plane. Jupiter afflicted by Uranus in the house of pleasure squared by the Moon could only mean, on the physical side, addiction to drugs.

Jupiter in Aquarius gives to the native sincere friends who bring both benefit and pleasures. It strengthens the intuition, inclines to originality in ideas, and favors the acquirement and development of almost any of the higher mental qualities. It gives little love for money as such, and great sensitiveness to the material needs of others. Its natives develop as physicians, lecturers, teachers and promoters of large schemes, especially when they are of a philanthropic kind.

Those born with Jupiter in Aquarius enjoy all phases of work relating to human beings. It is a splendid position for diplomats, labor leaders, psychologists, sociologists, and for those types of business men or women who handle many employees. In a business way, these people often prove more fortunate to others than to themselves, and for this reason they should hesitate before assuming the responsibility of conducting a business of their own; they would do better by being part of a large organization or in an advisory capacity. If they are following a profession, they would do well to have a competent secretary who will look after the financial end in a businesslike manner; otherwise, because of their leniency, they are likely to suffer from delinquent accounts or from attracting too many clients who take advantage of their humanitarianism. Many competent physicians, architects, inventors, bankers, brokers, ambassadors, statesmen, lecturers and teachers, as well as promoters of big schemes, particularly of a philanthropic kind, or where the object is to improve the general condition of the masses, have Jupiter thus placed. They are often bored by ordinary commercial business; and, if forced into this channel, they should also have a hobby or other interest, in order that their life may be complete.



Jupiter in the First House

Good health, fortunate nature, generous disposition, love of justice and equity. It increases the chances of success in life, and brings the efforts of the native to successful issues.



Saturn

Saturn, in a general classification, may be said to be the precise contrary of Jupiter. Where the latter expands and spends; the former constricts and conserves. Where Jupiter is bold and extravagant, Saturn is cautious and ascetic. Responsible Saturn acts to protect the interests of self, family, society, and the world from harm. Where Jupiter boldly seeks and grows with experience, Saturn has the wisdom of having learned from experience. But the wisdom and knowledge of Saturn relate to the material world, to the world of conditions, consequences, and rules. Saturn can be ambitious, controlling, and egoistic. Saturn protects the self against hurt by judging according to lower-mind polarities, such as smart versus stupid or winner versus loser. The function of the outer planets, which represent the higher mind, is to rebel against the limitations of the lower mind, providing opportunities for freedom from the tyranny of the everyday world's rules, conditions, polarities, and judgments.

Man may be master of life and of death - if he will. To the worker in the fields of the intelligence, the farmer of mind, the harvest grows continually. Saturn is once again the golden god. The brain of the brain worker improves constantly until the age of sixty, and even then retains its vigor until the end. Such old men we often see. Instead of the vices and infirmities of age, they have consolidated virtues, conserved strength. Dignity and austerity crown and cloak them. They are simple, strenuous and lofty-minded. Even if they are of solitary habit, they are kind. The purpose of their lives has crystallized; and, because they have desired only the infinite, satiety does not touch them. Life is to them a religion of which they are the priests, an eternal sacrament of which perhaps the ecstasy is dulled, but which they consume with ever-increasing reverence. Joy and sorrow have been balanced, and the tale thereof is holy calm. They know that peace of God which passeth all understanding.

The commoner aspect of Saturn, however, is this: the malicious oldster, envious of youth, hating life because he has failed to live it according to the law of righteousness. His will-power is merely obstinacy, opposition to reform, failure to accommodate himself to changed conditions, the conservatism of the hardened brain. He feels his waning powers and tries to receive - to receive, when all his sensibility is gone! Feeling himself impotent, he vents his toothless rage upon the young. Unhappy himself, he seeks to make others wretched. Sordid and heartless, he sneers at enthusiasm and generosity. Weary of life, he thinks life holds no joy.

Saturn represents what one does in the world, one's career, and life's lessons. Look to the planets that form aspects to Saturn for a guide to the activities that will mainly occupy the native's life. Conjunction, sextile, and trine aspects represent activities that will come easily to the native. The best of all of Saturn's dignities is illumination by the Sun. Square, inconjunct, and opposition aspects represent lessons that need to be learned or areas where the native feels blocked and must fight. When Saturn has favorable aspects, the native tends to receive the benefit; when it has unfavorable aspects, then Saturn tends to act as a blocking agent.



Saturn in Capricorn

Saturn being in his own sign in Capricorn, he is naturally strong, even without help from outside sources. His quality here, however, is rather rough and crude, and this does not tend to produce the best results, in so far as the effect upon the external world is concerned. There will be no altruistic thought to soften the egotism, and opposition will be likely to infuriate. In a word, Saturn in this sign makes the native harsh and overbearing, unless there be some very strong counteracting influence to soften its asperity.

The most dense form of the arrogant selfishness which Saturn in Capricorn may give is well illustrated by Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. In both charts, Saturn is badly afflicted and is situated in the fourth and eighth houses respectively. In his case, Saturn in Capricorn squares Venus, the planet of social relations; in her case Saturn squares the Moon, denying sympathy with or feeling for the common man, the public. Not only was this evil Saturn the moral cause of their downfall, but his house position also predicted their tragic end.

Where Louis XVI had a square of Venus to his Saturn, the great lover of women, Giacomo Casanova, has only a close sextile of Venus to his Saturn in Capricorn.

Edward VII had Saturn rising in Capricorn, but with little affliction; even the semi-sextile of Mercury could save him from the stupidity of allowing such tendencies to manifest themselves, while his other planets gave him many lovable qualities which ensured his popularity. The Saturn of Sir Isaac Pitman, the inventor of phonic shorthand, has a conjunction of the Sun, a semi-sextile of Neptune and Venus, a semi-square of Uranus, and a sextile of Mars, We get in this a very good astrological map of the kind of force required for proper development of the ego, a steady and vigorous push, but executed on proper lines with tact and with intelligence.

In the nativity of Richard Wagner, the only support for Saturn in Capricorn is a sextile from the slow and deep planet Pluto. There is a great deal of brusquerie and instability, which was a serious limitation to the greatness of the man. He wasted incalculable energy in sterile and fruitless controversy, antagonizing some whose support might have been most valuable.

The general influence of Saturn in Capricorn is to give ambition, independence, power, authority or rulership to the native, according to his station in life. This may be accompanied by great selfishness and loneliness, or isolation may be characteristic of the life. It is frequently the case that this position of Saturn gives an unusual degree of melancholy to the mind.



Saturn in the First House

Melancholy mind, solitary habits; shy, nervous manners; subjects the native to colds; causes bruises to the head; an uphill struggle; patient disposition.



Uranus

As the race evolves, it seems that man must learn to adapt himself more and more to the vibrations of Uranus and its powerful influx, which appear to be growing more and more potent in the unfolding of genius, or the transcending of intellect. Through the harmonious vibrations of Uranus, it is found that people become prophetic, keen, perceptive, executive, inventive, original, given to roaming, untrammeled by tradition, impatient of creeds, opinionated, argumentative, stubborn, and eccentric. They speak to the point; asserting, with startling confidence, opinions far in advance of their fellows. They come into possession of wealth in unexpected and strange ways, yet often appear to pass under the yoke of discipline as though cast down for a purpose from opulence to poverty, only to rise again by the unfolding of unexpected resources. Always ahead of their time, the natives of Uranus are often dreamers in philanthropy; poetic, though their writings need interpretation and are often unintelligible even to the imaginative, because of their mystical origin and transcendental coloring.

In the few years during which Uranus has been under observation, it has been found that, if afflicted, it is the source of incurable organic diseases, collapse of fortune, and individual as well as national destruction. It is demonstrable that, in inharmonious nativities, evil Uranian influences, both through transits and directions, have brought about headlong destruction from bad habits, misdirected affection, illicit connections before or after legal marriage; according to the signification of the place of radical affliction in the horoscope.

Every psychic thus far studied by the writer has been found, by careful consideration of the authentic birth data, to be under powerful Uranian influence; and to this vibration may be attributed clairvoyance, warning dreams, second-sight, clairaudience and similar phenomena.

The occupations or avocations which seem in sympathy with this strange planet are progressive, inventive, exploring, and of a humanitarian nature. The influence of Uranus is the least personal, and the most universal in the Zodiac; consequently, any endeavor for the betterment of humanity is favored by those who are strongly responsive to its vibration.

Uranus produces lecturers, public figures, travelers, inventors, aviators, radio operators, astrologers, electricians, scientists, physiologists, mesmerists, metaphysicians.

Uranus makes one impulsive and extremely eccentric; the native does not know his own mind, but is continually moved by providential agencies; he often becomes a fatalist, feeling that his destiny is beyond his own control.

Uranus emphasizes the will, causing the native to move spontaneously from an inner urge; the native is active, original, inventive, and is notable for his love of liberty and an idealistic sense of justice. The planet bestows leadership and causes the native to become a pioneer and to establish new orders of things.

Uranus makes the mind independent, original, and not amenable to control. The native is unconventional, altruistic and subject to sudden changes of attitude. There is an uncanny ability to sense motives.

Circumstances induced by Uranus are sudden changes, estrangements, exiles, blind impulses, catastrophes, suicides, romantic tragedies, inexplicable changes of fortune, accidents, secret enemies, plottings, and sudden elevations.

Every living soul is presumed to have a purpose, and that purpose single. Not one in a million, perhaps, is conscious of that purpose; we seem for the most part to be a mass of vacillations. Even the main objective career of an individual cannot be considered as necessarily an expression of the interior will.

But Uranus indicates divine will; and the reason why he is so explosive and violent and upsetting to human affairs is that he represents the real intention, which, lying deeper than the conscious purpose, often contradicts it. The outer and the inner are then in conflict; and whenever battle is joined, the inner must win. To the outer consciousness, this naturally appears as disaster; for the native does not recognize the force as part of himself, or, if so, he regards it as a disturbing entity, and resents its dominion. Uranus is, in Egyptian symbolism, the Royal Uraeus Serpent; slow, yet sudden, Lord of life and death. It takes a great deal to move him; but, when once in motion, he is irresistible. This is why, to the normal mind, he appears so terrible.

As has been seen, the deep-lying interior purpose of any being is nearly always obscure and undecipherable to the mortal eye; but there is an indication or hieroglyph of it which is usually very significant. One can hardly call it more than the artistic expression of the purpose, and this appears a very good way to describe it. We call it the Temperament. It does not define the Will itself, but it sets limits to the sphere wherein the Will may work.

We have already found that the personality is imaged in the sign on the Ascendant; and from this we now turn to a consideration of the sign in which Uranus may be situated. Where these two factors are harmonious, we get a character with unity of moral purpose; where otherwise, a self-tortured waverer. It might be cited as an objection that those who have Uranus in the Ascendant are usually eccentric characters; but the argument is on the other side. Such eccentricity is temperament in its highest development; it shows the entire over-ruling of the superficial qualities by this deep-seated, turbulent, magical will. It is only to others that the person with Uranus rising appears so eccentric.



Uranus in Virgo

So earthy, mercurial, passive a sign as Virgo can have little in common with the fire and activity of Uranus. Sometimes, the influence, as in the case of Cancer, becomes harmonized and fixed; but this will only be in special cases. For the most part, one is likely to find eccentricity and mental instability, and it is not often that any great driving force is developed.

Nevertheless, we are at once confronted with the case of Balzac, presumably one of the greatest novelists that ever lived. But here Leo is rising, and Uranus, though just within the second house, has no planet between him and the horizon. The Sun, lord of the Ascendant, is in conjunction with Jupiter in the tenth house. There is no lack of harmony between the personality and the temperament, except for the mercurial touch given by Virgo, which made the master personally very eccentric in manner, and somewhat unintelligible in his actions, at least to the majority of his contemporaries. But this could also be due to the Moon in Sagittarius being in square aspect to Uranus.

Brigham Young has Uranus rising in Virgo, just within the second house, in exact sextile to Mars which is within four degrees of the conjunction of Jupiter. Mercury, the lord of Virgo, is in close conjunction with the Sun. This combination gives that tremendous energy and ability which he had, and which the mere position of Uranus would have denied him.

The Scottish satirical writer, essayist, historian and mathematics teacher Thomas Carlyle shows the decidedly mental orientation of Uranus in Virgo. In his case Uranus is strong as a result of squaring an opposition between Saturn in Gemini and the Sun in Sagittarius. The rising sign is Cancer, ruled by the Moon which trines Jupiter but squares Venus, both of which aspects describe his supportive but unhappy marriage to fellow writer and muse Jane Welsh. Carlyle's combination of a religious temperament with loss of faith in traditional Christianity made his work appealing to many Victorians who were grappling with scientific and political changes that threatened the traditional social order. We can see the influence of Uranus on the erratic, original style of his first major work Sartor Resartus (1832), which described the philosophical voyage of a free mind, anticipating both existentialism and transcendentalism. Carlyle had little sympathy for weakness - but despite that common attitude, Nietzsche regarded him as a thinker who failed to free himself from the very petty-mindedness that he professed to condemn.



Uranus in the Eighth House

Difficulties in financial affairs after marriage - sudden losses through the partner; danger of sudden and extraordinary death from violence, or, if natural, from some nervous affliction such as epilepsy or paralysis.



Neptune

To arrive at the true valuation of Neptune's influence in the signs of the Zodiac and upon the native as he comes under the dominion of the signs, the reader must constantly bear in mind the peculiar nature of the planet as distinguished from other planets.

Whereas Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury and Saturn exert their influences chiefly upon man in his mundane capacities, his evolutionary life, Neptune exerts a spiritual influence upon man in the midst of the latter's mundane existence, for Neptune is the planet of spiritual forces, of the revolutionary spirit itself.

Neptune's influence upon a life dominated wholly or chiefly by physical or materialistic interests is likely to be wholly bad or malefic, while this same influence, stressed upon a life already under a spiritual leading, will be wholly good or benefic.

It is the Neptune influence that gives the wings of vision to humanity in its long struggle out of darkness into the light of eternity.

Materialistic persons can think only in relative values of a day, a month, a year at most; intellectually developed persons think in values of a lifetime; but those of our sphere who are spiritually conscious think and work in terms of the eternal; to these a century is as a year, a cycle as a life; they are the true Neptunians. The materialistic astrologer classes Neptune "malefic, sinister, obscure," but the enlightened astrologian thoroughly understands that Neptune causes upon this earth and upon its natives the influx of a spiritual element unrelated to strictly earthly affairs. While the other planets are commensurable and deal with the relative, Neptune is incommensurable; he intrudes the absolute. In other words, for those developed spiritually Neptune is wholly "good," for others he seems wholly "bad." Neptune stirs the soul to aspiration toward the infinite; the result is that a humanitarian influence is projected by the native for the benefit of humanity's advance as a whole. On the other hand, for those whose desires cause them to plunge and wallow in the troughs of mere material delights and satisfactions, the Neptune influence is as a lightning bolt that shatters their temples of materialism to the very foundations.

Neptune's orbit, being the outer circle of our known universe, is so vast, the effect of his movement upon the earth is so slow, that we may best consider his influence as negative upon our physical life, and as positive upon our spiritual impulses. He is as an indication of the tendency of the period, the planet of the new era, a barometer of the latter-day Universe.

Neptune requires approximately fourteen years to move through a single sign. To give an account of his effects upon humanity would be to write the history of the world.

One can gauge him, to some extent, by considering certain events of comparatively recent times. Matters requiring wisdom are usually directed by men of between forty-five and fifty-five years, and the consensus of their influence may be divined from the place of Neptune at their birth.

Thus the Revolution of 1848 was brought about by men influenced by Neptune in Libra; they struggled for freedom and justice, but their policy lacked virility, while their methods failed because of indirectness. Similarly, the French Revolution was begun by people influenced by Neptune in Leo, but the generations of preparation toward that event involved people with that planet in Cancer or Gemini. Cromwell's Neptune was also in Leo.

The recent Great War was doubtless due to the influence of people born with Neptune in Aries; while the rebuilding of civilization has fallen upon those laborious and initiative men and women for whom Neptune works through Taurus and Gemini.

The scientific advance of the Nineteenth Century was due to pioneers stimulated by Neptune in Capricorn; and the fruits of their labors were gathered by men born with Neptune in Aquarius. Neptune was in Pisces, influencing the artistic, psychic decadent generation of the Nineties.

Times when skeptical thought attacks tradition by purely intellectual methods and makes constructive work possible are those influenced by Neptune in Gemini. Immanuel Kant, who destroyed the old philosophy, Voltaire, who destroyed the old religion, and their contemporaries were of such a generation.

Neptune, being the planet of spiritual forces, is always revolutionary. Forever he quickens the old life and increases the new life; the principle is the same; only the material varies according to the signs through which he moves.

Because of the character of Neptune and the long period of time it requires to pass through a single sign, its influence upon the individual is very dependent upon its position and aspect to other planets. It is, therefore, obviously unnecessary to go into a lengthy account of its effect upon the individual in the twelve signs.



Neptune in Scorpio

People who have Neptune in Scorpio are in danger of being too critical, skeptical and sarcastic. It is a distinctly malefic, reactive and materialistic position for this planet. It tends to exert a destructive influence in the lives of those having it so placed. A power so spiritual as Neptune finds scant opportunity for expression in so militant, physical and harsh a sign as Scorpio.

Thus, although we find major minds with Neptune in this position, we find few that are free from a strong hint of perversity. Even Michelangelo, majestic figure that he was, was no angel; he possessed strong material passions, a proud, almost arrogant will, and a fierce temper. Yet were his energy, determination and courage those of a Hercules - endowments in which this position of Neptune played no small part. But he was fortunate to have only favorable aspects from the Sun, Mars, Saturn, and Pluto to his Scorpio Neptune.

In general, we must remember that those born with Neptune in Scorpio have never been born save in a time of war, pestilence and unrest. Peace seems not to attend the passage of Neptune through the scorpion. Thus, while the mature generals who assisted Napoleon and Wellington were men with Neptune in Leo or Virgo, the young soldiers who composed the bulk of their armies were men with Neptune in Scorpio. The main theme observed in famous charts having Neptune in Scorpio is one of power.

Famous charts with a strong Scorpio Neptune are few - one such is Disraeli, in whose chart Neptune is rising and made positive by conjunctions of Jupiter and Venus, although Neptune squares his Leo Moon. Successful as an author of romances, he earned Queen Victoria's trust as Prime Minister. Another strong Neptune is found in romantic poet John Keats, with a conjunction to his Scorpio Sun and a sextile to Uranus - the Scorpio influence is seen in that he was a medical student. Similarly, Sainte-Beuve started as a medical student - his Scorpio Neptune conjoins Jupiter and Venus and sextiles the Moon. He wrote a partly autobiographical novel Volupté; he had befriended Victor Hugo, but then had an affair with Hugo's wife. He was noted for his temper and for his acute perception of what was vital and significant in the subjects of his biographies and histories. Italian civil servant Machiavelli had Neptune conjunct his Scorpio Midheaven, trine to Mars, sextile to Pluto, but afflicted by a Saturn opposition and a square from the Moon. He authored The Art of War and The Prince - his name has come to refer to the use of cunning and deceitful tactics in politics. A chart that has only squares from the Moon and Saturn to Scorpio Neptune is that of polygamist Brigham Young.

When Neptune in Scorpio is afflicted, it arouses the vilest impulses, obsessions and neurotic perversions that man is heir to. During the last passage of Neptune through Scorpio, so many criminals of a brutal fierceness were at large that England maintained a regular series of criminal ships to Australia, while France built up the African provinces in the same way.



Neptune in the Tenth House

Gives a strange and eventful career; chance of honors in some artistic field; a highly inspirational nature capable of attaining honors through some unique achievement. The native does so, however, under curious circumstances, either using an assumed name or some covert means. It endangers the life of one of the parents - according to the sex of the horoscope.



Pluto

Pluto is a cold, remote, and austere planet. But for all its great distance from Earth, astrologers have found it to have a powerful influence in the life - as significant as is Saturn for the direction of one's life. Pluto gives the courage and intensity to transform oneself, sometimes in unexpected ways. All the outer planets symbolize higher mind functions and give awareness of the big picture - Pluto confers breadth, versatility, consciousness and judgment. Pluto's choices may violate social custom; it sees in terms of longer cycles and needs. Pluto is not by itself spiritual in nature, rather it is remorseless. It sometimes correlates with efficiency and a Spartan simplicity.



Pluto in Virgo

With Pluto in Earthy, Mercury-ruled Virgo, your generation will be pragmatic, idealistic but realistic, comfortable with dissent, and able to come up with new ways to solve problems. There have been many changes during your life, to which you have had to adjust. Lacking a big ego, you see the need for service. You take for granted your ability to use different communication technologies. Perhaps your low-key approach is just what the doctor ordered.



Pluto in the Eighth House

Gives a deep understanding of psychological motivations. You have a need to go back and understand origins. Good at conserving money and resources. With favorable aspects, is indicative of a long career and long life. Gives a female many children.




ASPECTS



Mercury conjunct Venus (10.94)

This aspect always gives some charm to the manners, speech, and writings. The sensitiveness is not marked, and is of the kind normally associated with refinement and good breeding.

The conjunction bestows good spirits, a charming, cheerful, happy nature, with much friendliness and sociability. There is, as a rule, a liking for young people and the native himself is often juvenile in his tastes : sometimes there is an element of what is called the child-psychology with its harmless, rather superficial interests and lack of real depth of purpose. This is naturally most observable when the influence of Saturn is not pronounced.

The aspect does not of itself bestow genius, but is of great value to a writer or orator, for, though it does not indicate a brilliant intellect, it will give a pleasing expression to the native's thoughts.

In respect of the health it operates very beneficially, indicating absence of mental friction and healthy nerves.

It may bring profit through art, writings, speaking, and any 3rd house activity.

For some reason that I cannot explain the conjunction does not seem favorable to the children of the native. Often indeed there are none; and in other cases there is separation or a lack of common interests. It seems to tend more to the production of intellectual offspring, such as works of art or literature.



Moon sextile Venus (9.18)

These aspects have a strong mental effect that is not always recognized; they enable the native who is fortunate enough to possess them to take a calm and steady view of things, with an accurate perception of relative values and perspective. For this reason we find them in the maps of great generals, who, also, very frequently have bodies of importance in Libra. In a similar manner they are valuable to statesmen and politicians, and also to athletes giving a power to do the right thing at the right time and in the right way. They have a more widely recognized value to the artist, and they are, in all cases, likely to promote popularity. Kindness of heart and sociability do not seem to be a noteworthy feature of the contact - for example, Bismarck. But there is no doubt that they tend to make the mind cheerful and optimistic, and they are excellent for the family-life, both in childhood and after marriage. The wife is, in a man's case, almost always a real help-meet, and she is likely to possess the Venus qualities of form and mind, unless there are severe afflictions. I am not sure if the same applies to the husband in a woman's horoscope, but in this case the native will certainly possess considerable charm, and, probably, a liberal measure of the Venus temperament and abilities.



Mercury square Jupiter (8.65)

The inharmonious contacts of these bodies are by no means altogether unfavorable, the mind being active and very fertile of new ideas.

But there is a tendency for each planet to injure the other. Mercury loses some of its sharpness and acuteness. There may be a propensity to forget names and words sometimes in the midst of conversation, and absent-mindedness is frequent. There may be a woolgathering tendency. The mind may be skeptical in religious matters, or, on the other hand, there may be superstition; that not uncommon person, the superstitious infidel, seems to come under these configurations. It is not a combination that will give balance in religious thought or practice, and although it is often kind and generous, nevertheless here too its action is often eccentric. Reason and faith are commonly in conflict. It is often found in maps of those who have "religious difficulties."

It inclines to carelessness and imprudence, especially in small things; the native tends to exaggerate and scorns the dull formality of facts. Judgment is poor and the native is not likely to give good advice, especially in matters coming under either planet. He is a poor prophet, and astrologers with these afflictions are not likely to win credit for themselves or their art so far as predictive work is concerned.

Sometimes there is considerable self-assurance and conceit, even to the extent of intolerable self-opiniation and self-sufficiency. But under quick cross-examination this bluff is easily dispelled, for the native can rarely collect his mental resources rapidly and is readily flustered; he cannot, as it were, maneuver under fire. In fact, he will do well to learn to refuse to be hurried into answering questions, and to cultivate the faculty of forming cool, precise opinions.

It is generally an indiscreet contact, apt to "let the cat out of the bag" in an embarrassing manner.

In ordinary life this combination usually denotes many little troubles, but if the native should occupy himself with matters ruled by the two planets he may find them a constant and possibly serious danger, owing to the deception, duplicity, and muddle that they may cause. Thus, in any matter coming under banking, insurance, any kind of guaranteeing or going surety, sports, and hunting, publishing and travelling their influence is often strong. It often denotes losses through the mistakes or dishonesty of employees or subordinates of some sort, and sometimes through imprudent optimism on the native's own part. There is a danger of loss through the bankruptcy of others. With other more serious afflictions it may combine to indicate danger of fraud, libel, slander, and similar Mercurial attacks on one's money and reputation.

It tends to injure the health through the liver, and there is often a direct poisoning of the nervous system in consequence.

The artistic and literary proclivities of the good aspects are equally present with the bad, and sometimes there is more activity and ambition with the latter. The religious or philosophic motif is often present, and such a poem as Tennyson's *In Memoriam* may, as regards its general tenor, be considered a good exemplification of this aspect.

There is often a distinct tendency to neglect worldly matters for art, religion, literature, or some cognate occupation.



Moon sextile Mercury (8.44)

These configurations indicate a happy relationship between brain and common-sense, two things by no means always found in unison. There is usually a shrewd, careful, understanding mind, with a good deal of sense and a kindly disposition, the benevolence of the Moon tempering the Mercurial matter-of-fact tendencies.

Often there is nothing strikingly brilliant in the mentality, but it is sound, logical, and judicious. Usually it is honest and straight-dealing.

The contacts are excellent for all mental matters and for affairs of the 3rd house, such as writing, lecturing, and all ways and means of communicating ideas, news, and information.

Further, the 4th house benefits through the lunar influence; the mind is fitted to deal with all domestic things; with land, house-property, furniture, and so forth. It is good for an architect, builder, brick-maker, carpenter, plumber, or dealer in furnishings of any sort.

In monarchs, officials, and governors it seems to make for popularity and a good Press.

The speech and literary style are usually plain, direct, and matter-of-fact.

Through the 6th house the configuration benefits health, gives healthful habits, prudence in care of the body, and sound nerves.

To a man the marriage is usually beneficial, unless other factors, such as the 7th house, contradict this. The wife is often clever, entertaining, astute, and helpful in business matters.



Venus square Jupiter (8.32)

As in most cases there are two reactions, the one showing the fault of one planet, and the other of the other.

There is a distinctly vain, idle, and even licentious type, and there is a reckless, revolutionary pattern. Again, in some cases there is conceit without idleness. I have never found any of them conspicuous for unassuming modesty, nor do they seek the corner of the room or yearn to blush unseen. Oftentimes they like to strike a dramatic note, with themselves, be it understood, in the center of the stage. Sometimes there is an element of profusion. The feelings are frequently susceptible and the love-affairs numerous. But a prominent malefic influence will readily introduce a much sterner element into the character, and we may get the second or rebellious type.

It is a rather passive note in many cases, and its influence is specially liable to be overlaid by more positive factors, so that, although it can be plainly detected on analysis, its specific manifestations are almost always determined for it. The gist of its influence is *excess of feeling*.

There is an element of change and even adventure in the lives of most natives with this combination, and sometimes they are veritable storm-centers. The influence of Jupiter is always restless and prone to seek fresh experiences and variations on old ones; it represents the principle of Cosmic Variety, or the concept of one branch developing into many ramifications. The matters ruled by the two planets will clash or injure each other : for example, love or finance or both will suffer through foreigners or foreign travel, law, or some other 9th house matter, or perhaps through things of the 12th house.

The effect on *health* is probably slight, but Venus afflictions may always cause indulgence, and Jupiter inclines to excess in all directions.



Moon trine Uranus (8.09)

These bodies have little in common, the Moon being concerned chiefly with the usual and the ordinary, whilst Uranus is of an exactly contrary nature.

The good aspects appear above all to bestow firmness and determination of a singularly unflinching kind, and, moreover, there is a distinct tendency for the native to interest himself in occultism, spiritist phenomena, Christian Science, and various cryptic matters, ranging from the less reputable up to the truly scientific and elevative, such as Astrology. Sometimes the effects of the contacts are apparently slight, and the same is often true, I believe, of directions between the same bodies. It seems that the good aspects favor the rigid performance of duty and make the native capable of enduring and sacrificing much for anything that he conceives as being an obligation or an ideal. He will be of the type that cannot be argued with; he seems to get his inspirations and beliefs from another world, or, as is sometimes said, intuitively - a word often used to indicate feelings that cannot be justified rationally and are not to be submitted to rational analysis. Even the good aspects seem to make people too inflexible.

It is probable that they are also indications of help from friends, and in some cases they are certainly found in the maps of persons of extraordinary genius. Apart from such cases, the probability of helpful friends is, I think, almost the only practically useful result of these configurations, for the determination bestowed by them is a dubious boon unless the rest of the map offers promise that there is judgment and sense behind it.



Venus sextile Uranus (6.18)

This is a combination which usually signifies unusual taste and some degree of artistic ability.

There may be talent for music, literature, or the drama; it is often witty, fascinating, humorous, or charming, especially if Leo rises. With a prominent Mars there may be ability for work in metals.

It tends somewhat to eccentricity, sentiment, and romance, the passions being very sensitive.

In many cases it seems to be rather a dumb note and goes no further than a mild liking for music.

So far as externals are concerned it favors popularity, easy circumstances, and enjoyable, though not always steadfast, relations with the other sex. Very much depends upon the ability of the native to find an adequate outlet for the emotional nature, for there is a proclivity towards adventures in love, and the romantic part of the nature may lead to looseness of conduct unless it can be "sublimated" in some harmless way. For example, Petrarch with Venus in Gemini trine Uranus in Libra, expressed his romantic nature by writing sonnets to Laura, while living a perfectly comfortable and respectable life with a wife and several children, being plump and well-fed at a time when, according to his writings, Love denied him food, sleep, and most other necessaries. Or, again, romance may be sought in stranger directions, as in the case of William Blake, who was most happily married, but allowed the eccentricity of Uranus to find vent for itself in such peculiar habits as insisting on receiving and entertaining his guests in a completely unclothed condition, by way of demonstrating beyond all argument the fact of his having regained man's pristine "innocence of childhood pure." Another eccentric, but (so far as I know) perfectly moral Venus-Uranus man was Joseph Smith, the Mormon, who "rationalized" the inner cravings of the aspect by producing a polygamous religion, miraculously revealed.

On the other hand, we owe it to this aspect to record that Queen Victoria had it; but it was wide and separating. Venus was in Aries, and the sudden loss of her husband (Uranus between 7th and 8th houses) seems to have been its exterior effect.



Mercury sextile Uranus (5.52)

The contacts of these planets indicate some degree of original talent; they usually give a quick and capable mind, with a very considerable degree of independence.

The native is very often clever in certain special directions, and he works well so long as he is fond of his work. Other matters, outside the range of his interests, often do not enter his vision at all; he is indifferent to them, and may seem very stupid in relation to them. Hence the contacts are not useful for the common affairs of life. The native may be brilliant rather than sound, intuitive rather than logical.

It is a common aspect in the maps of astrologers. It seems to occur less frequently in the maps of natural scientists, and appears to have an affinity with the finer forces of nature. There is a weak sextile in the case of Edison.

It is sometimes oratorical; the native is able to express himself well and has a dramatic sense. It inclines also to make the native popular. He may coin striking phrases, or, if a writer, he may invent characters that seize the popular imagination. It is often classical, while Neptune is more democratic and modernist.

It is an influence of mental dexterity, adroitness, and appositeness.

The memory is often exceptionally good.



Mars square Uranus (4.19)

The contacts between these planets are of an important character, producing some of the most marked results of any aspects. They are valuable, and yet, unless the planets are well placed by sign and have no other aspects of a discordant kind, they may be somewhat critical, even when they are technically of a benefic nature.

They greatly add to the energy, vigor, decision, and will-power of the native, who is very rarely of a milk-and-water or nondescript character. He will as a rule know his own mind excellently well, and much will depend on the rest of the map, for, unless this shows sense and judgment, the strength of Mars-Uranus may lead to disaster because of its very strength and courage.

With the inharmonious aspects we get a good deal of self-will and eccentricity. There is no lack of energy, but it is often fitful and ill-directed, and the native is often a relative failure, being unable for some reason to make as good use of his talents as might reasonably be expected. Ill-temper is common, but is not always present; sometimes there is a tendency rather to fretfulness and erratic self-will; the native may be blunt and abrupt, or irritable and querulous. Sometimes the nervous conditions lead to shyness and retirement. The native is often what is known as edgy or ornery, and is frequently not well-fitted for ordinary existence; it is distinctly unfavorable for married life or for any restricted or ordered way of living, but it is not an aspect which as a rule indicates any essential ill-nature or vice.

Like all combinations which create a desire for freedom and unrestriction, this often externalizes in the shape of suicidal tendencies, the native being unfitted to brook patiently the checks and delays that occur in most walks of life. Patience is a virtue that is seldom present, and humility is also rare. The native is likely to scorn diplomacy and any kind of maneuvering, and is prone to throw up the sponge as soon as this is called for. In a word, he wants his own way at all costs.

As we have mentioned before, there are often attacks on the native's morals or honor, and sometimes there are direct assaults on his person, provided other more vital points are afflicted as well.

Accidents are not infrequent, and these aspects do not make for longevity, for there is seldom much placidity with Mars-Uranus, and the ability to acquiesce cheerfully and readily in the dispensations of Providence is not often very noticeable.

There is often a disposition to take risks, and to overwork.



Moon conjunct Ascendant (4.14)

The Moon rising at the time of your birth will give you a mutable disposition - you will be a lover of change and novelty. This position will make you very receptive, not only to the thought-spheres of others, but to your own surroundings also; feeling will play a prominent part in your life. It is important for you to exercise great care with regard to your companions and acquaintances, for there is some liability for you to become easily psychologized and quickly influenced by them. You will love travel and may be a little restless sometimes - much will depend upon your environment and home life, however. You are very sensitive and somewhat impressionable.



Neptune sextile Pluto (2.52)

This aspect was present in many late 20th century charts. It may give a certain New Age awareness of community. It is not that important in an individual chart, except to give background awareness that we are all in it together, that it is as a community that we grow, thrive, and survive.



Mars sextile Jupiter (1.44)

This combination is mainly one of optimism and enthusiasm, and the native has as a rule the ability fully to enjoy life, while such interests as attract him are strenuously and wholeheartedly pursued. These are generally of a Jovian character, for the heavier planet appears to be the directive factor, whilst Mars supplies the energy. Thus we find enthusiasm for sport, travel, hunting, the stage, religion, political freedom, and science, though as regards the last, it is what may be called the "live" sciences which attract, such as psychology and astrology.

The native is often a propagandist or publicist, and enjoys nothing more than acting the evangelist proclaiming the truth that sets men free. It is excellent for a missionary, a slum-worker, or one engaged with young people.

There is usually plenty of loyalty, pride, and honor.

In a worldly way it is a distinctly fortunate combination, and the native is rarely other than comfortable in a worldly sense, though there is not always wealth. Yet even if this is denied by other factors the native is generally close to it, perhaps missing it narrowly through some special circumstances. However well placed financially, the native is rarely lazy.



Mars sextile Saturn (0.41)

These planets can only be said to act harmoniously, in the full sense of the word, when they are in good aspect and also well placed in other respects. In other circumstances they tend to produce a greater or less degree of hardship of some kind, though other good features may appear.

This combination is excellent for those who have to undergo hardship or danger. The Martian influence is, as it were, tempered, and rendered more adaptable, ordered, and controlled, while the Saturnian is energized and made more enterprising and courageous. Such people have as a rule small regard for personal comfort or even safety, and may be excellent explorers, rulers of savage tribes, or organizers of men needing firm control. It denotes orderly and courageous action, endurance, and sound practical abilities.

It tends to hardship, self-abnegation, and a disciplined life.

Probably good for all occupations that bring the native into contact with rough or dirty conditions, and primitive types of men, such as mining or engineering.

These planets in combination nearly always add to the energy, although, as stated, there may be great fitfulness of activity, and, in inharmonious cases, a lack of tact and common-sense in dealing with others.



Venus square Saturn (0.31)

Here there is usually a definite sacrifice of happiness, either to an ideal, to a material ambition, or to duty, as in the case of soldiers and sailors, whose vocation demands the sacrifice of ordinary home comforts.

In regard to character the worst side of the configuration lies in its exacting and selfish character, which, though by no means a necessary phenomenon, occurs regularly in the lower types. A sort of mean jealousy, unredeemed by the romance of Uranus or even the passion of Mars, may be observed, and, with Mercury-Mars afflictions, nagging may occur. Wives may carry punctuality to such a point that lateness at a meal may mean a day of disharmony; husbands may be household tyrants waging constant battle over domestic accounts.

One may credit Venus-Saturn natives with fidelity; they are often very cold in some part of their nature, and, even with ascendants such as Taurus or Libra, may astonish one with unsuspected hardness.

The life is generally a hard one, either through poverty or worldly failure, or, if this does not occur owing to other counteracting indications, then there is usually either depression and moodiness, loneliness (often with bereavement), or ill-health. This last is, however, the least characteristic feature of the configuration, which centers above all in the emotional and affectional spheres.

Childhood does not seem to suffer particularly, as is usually the case with Venus-Mars aspects, but one of the parents - as a rule the father - is apt to be a burden. Frequently he is a forceful, tyrannical, exacting, or dominating type, whose will allows little free development in his children. Sometimes, though less often, he is unpractical, a failure, and a financial burden to his family. Sometimes his early death is denoted, and step-parents may occur. He is rather likely, in some instances, to require his children to grow up too soon, to realize their responsibilities too early, and to work more strenuously than an all-round unfoldment might call for.

The mother is often affected and is as a rule strongly tinged with Saturnian characteristics, as in the way of being ambitious, worldly, snobbish, or aloof.

Generally there is apt to be a condition of "fixation" in respect of one or both parents. The child is too strongly marked with their impress and tries to grow into their likeness or that of one of them, each sex tending to assimilate itself to the parent of the opposite gender. Sometimes the limitation is more purely external, as when the child has to deny itself to support its parents in old age. But the general effect of the parents on the child is in the direction of increasing its seriousness and its responsibilities, and those born with this configuration are peculiarly susceptible to this sort of influence, which is none the less detrimental because often exceedingly well-intentioned.

In marriage it can be easily understood that Venus-Saturn afflictions act very badly. The good aspects are compatible with great happiness and mutual love, but even thus, bereavement and other forms of separation are possible. Considerable differences of age, and less often of social status, are common both with good and bad aspects.

Bad aspects may delay marriage or even assist in preventing it altogether. If it occurs, then ill-health or misfortune often befalls the partner, or gradual estrangement may ensue, in which respect the aspect (if it takes this form at all) is very deadly and far more dangerous in my experience than Venus-Mars.

It must be frankly stated that this combination is of a serious kind. I have certainly known cases wherein a minor evil aspect has apparently been completely externalized - that is to say, the character does not seem to have suffered at all - yet one cannot but imagine that true peace and joy are difficult to attain for those who have such contacts. As a rule either the life is exceptionally sad, or the nature is such that normal misfortunes are felt abnormally. It is a distinct demand that happiness should not be sought in the things of Saturn and in his kingdom.


Horoscope for ajusted


PLACEMENTS


Rising Sign


Gemini Ascendant
Gemini was rising at your birth; a sign belonging to the element air and to the common or mutable quality. You have good mental abilities and an active and flexible mind. This is one of the intellectual signs, and those who are born under it usually have abilities for writing, studying, speaking or thinking. You are fond of books and reading, you can learn easily from books or lectures, you can apply your mind to a variety of subjects and are ingenious and inventive. You are suitable for receiving a good education and are adapted for almost any literary pursuit or clerical work. You have good reasoning powers, a thoughtful mind, and are fluent either of speech or pen. You have ability for languages and science and are also fond of travel. You have comprehensiveness of mind and a quick adaptability to various pursuits and studies, but you are somewhat lacking in concentration and perseverance. You are rather irresolute, uncertain, and changeable at times, do not feel sure of yourself and may even hold or express contradictory opinions. You are liable to worry and irritation and are easily upset by little annoyances. You are kind, humane and sympathetic, but you know what it is to have fits of shyness, nervousness, and reserve, when you withdraw into yourself. Reason and understanding are your strong faculties, but you are liable to lack continuity and strength of will. Mercury is the ruling planet of the sign Gemini.


Sun
The Sun stands for the individuality, just as the Moon expresses the personality. It also governs the constitution and is the Life force and backbone of the whole system. Where the Sun is strong by position of aspects, it gives strength of character, a powerful will and a vigorous constitution, all of which contribute toward making the life successful. Where the Sun is weak, there is danger of short life or one broken by spells of illness or much misfortune.
It cannot be too strongly emphasized that an analysis of the meaning of every factor in Astrology is dependent upon its relation to every other factor. For instance, the Sun in each sign has a certain definite influence which it invariably exerts, but that influence, thus exerted, is combined with every other influence of the Sun in its house position and in its aspects, as well as in reference to the ascending sign and other planetary positions and aspects. Thus, it is from the sum of the forces and not from each one of them separately judged, that an analysis is made.
The reader should remember, therefore, that to read the analysis of the Sun in the signs as it follows, as an analysis verbatim of the solar position in a nativity, to read it except as one of the forces of a nativity to be united, accentuated or modified by the other factors involved, is not scientific astrology and will not give a true interpretation. The statements true in themselves, must be united intellectually, in each particular nativity, with other particular factors of that nativity; and then, and only then, are the peculiarities of individual instances described.


Sun in Pisces
The influence of Pisces upon the Sun does not make specially for strength, except in the last decanate, which is ruled by Mars. Otherwise, there is a certain softness and placidity which diminish the vitality. The Pisces type is extraordinarily psychic, more so than is the case with that of any other sign, but this manifests itself in an entirely passive way. The native depends upon intuition and impressions generally, and the active qualities of the soul which make the great mystic are rarely present. Rudolph Steiner is fortunate enough to have aspects of Pluto, Uranus, Saturn and Mars, which increase his practical power. Picus de Mirandola is a more typical example of this sign. Unless the dignities of the planets concerned in this matter are extremely good, the native may suffer from illusions and be led constantly astray. There is in him a notable lack of correlation in practical details, and he is apt to leave things at loose ends. His constructive power being psychic does not exactly translate itself into the objective. In spite of this, however, there is a great deal of practical good sense in the composition, but sometimes the native will be accused of hypocrisy, owing to the extreme contrast between the idealism expressed and the course of action undertaken, and people not similarly constituted may take it into their heads to "read them a lesson." The native is inclined to self-indulgence in emotional experience, and this in the undeveloped type very often takes the form of the abuse of alcoholic liquors or even occasionally of noxious drugs. This is partly due to the watery nature of the sign, and its ruler, Neptune, and partly to the soft and seductive influence of Venus, who is exalted in the sign, and to its connection with the Moon.
There is a good deal of discontent in this sign, naturally caused by such conflict between the aspirations and the expression of the life. This often manifests itself in restlessness and in inattentiveness, and in attaching far too much importance to trifles, the least of which often appears to them highly significant. Even in external manner, the native, though seemingly calm upon the surface, is full of tremor within, like the sea. The native is very fond of others and may be so solicitous as to their well-being that the result will often be trying to the recipient of his extreme devotion.
The constitution is, generally speaking, not particularly robust; the general health is good, but there is a lack of power to resist disease. The native is more susceptible than in almost any other sign. Michelangelo and Sir Richard Burton had magnificent constitutions, but the Sun being in the last decanate of Pisces, the influence of Mars is able to correct the general weakness.
In the human, body, Pisces rules primarily the feet, but his action extends throughout the whole body, over the lymph and all watery secretions of an excretory character, such as mucus. The principal diseases characteristic of this sign are edema, ascites, and dropsies (tissue swelling) in general. Another very common disease associated with Pisces is gout. In the consideration of Pisces as a rising sign, there is also danger of tuberculosis if the system is allowed to become depleted.


Sun in the Tenth House
Honors and success in life; high patronage and success in governmental circles, embassies, etc. the credit of the native is fairly secure, his success steady and generally productive of honors in middle life. A servant with this position will secure service in high circles.


Moon
The Moon has to do largely with personality, just as the Sun has to do with individuality. The sign in which the Moon is placed describes the type of the personality, showing its variety and quality just as the Sun shows the type and quality of the individuality. As the personality is the intimate and more immediate expression of the temperament and measures the quality and power of sense impression, and therefore the scope and precision of the mental forces, it indirectly determines what we might call the fluid of being. Moreover, as both mental and emotional forces depend first upon sense impression, and since personality is that singular union of the mental and the emotional, it follows that the Moon's position is the focal point wherein sense, mind, and emotion meet in the formation of character.
The Moon largely determines the kind of life and activity with which the average human being meets life day by day.


Moon in Capricorn
Capricorn is, on the whole, a very bad position for the Moon, for here she is in her detriment and the whole nature of Capricorn is unsympathetic. Almost the worst feature of the Moon is her coldness, and this Capricorn accentuates. The senses of people with the Moon in this sign are not likely to be particularly acute. The mental response to impression is rather quick, angry, and antagonistic, yet there is an extreme keenness to receive information. Where the Moon is well-dignified, this may be of very happy augury. There is a faculty for unusual quickness of judgment, the power of sudden and correct decision, seen particularly in Napoleon, but also in Augustus Caesar, Darwin, Hitler, Lincoln, Patton, and Washington.
Bismarck has a wide sextile of Mercury, a trine of Venus, a square of the Sun and Jupiter, and semi-sextiles of Saturn and Uranus, all of which aspects may be taken as greatly strengthening and solidifying the mental reaction. We often find, however, illusions of sense, sometimes so serious as almost to justify ascribing their cause to what is called obsession. It is usually a case of definite obsession that we find with the Moon in Capricorn, differing from her nature in Pisces, where we get a different kind of dream-world, the romantic sphere of the poet and the mystic. In Capricorn, the Moon often gives a tendency in persons of the average type to intoxication, always in the nature of obsession. This tendency to obsession is certainly the most characteristic of all the qualities of the Moon in Capricorn. Even in the best cases, people with this position tend to have the idea fixed. Bismarck, Napoleon, and Savonarola are obvious examples. In their cases, the fixed idea was very much in tune with the general purpose of the life, and so was not an affliction, but in a case like that of George III, who had Uranus in conjunction with his Moon and Mars square, there could be no result but madness.
Mary, Queen of Scots, and George Eliot, both had somewhat of a morbid strain, and it is evident that neither of them possessed the disposition to make any man permanently happy. The position of their Moon is to be held, for the most part, responsible for this. There is also in women an evident tendency to brood, and brooding is often a condition antecedent to obsession.
The women with whom the native will probably be associated may possess excellent practical qualities, but they will be apt to be exacting and capricious, sometimes exceedingly cold and unsympathetic, or, if not cold, they may have a callous quality which is almost worse than coldness. They will, however, in all probability be thoroughly reliable, and possess a strong sense of moral responsibility. They will also be patient, and generally speaking, faithful, but the callousness of their disposition will hardly be conducive to the happiness of the men whose lives they influence. If the reader will run his eye back over the people mentioned as having the Moon in this sign, and add the names of Isaac Pitman, Cicero, and Edward VI, he will notice that in none of these cases have women played a really important part in the life, for sympathy is the true foundation of influence. The most important woman in the life of Pisces Sun composer Frédéric Chopin ended up being the independent and assertive George Sand - his Capricorn Moon was favored by sextiles from Uranus and Pluto.
Women having the Moon in this sign attract women who are not in sympathy with them. They are more likely to benefit their women friends than to receive benefit from them.
Mothers having children with the Moon in Capricorn will be naturally efficient and practical regarding their physical and material needs; unless they can be proud of such children, however, they will seldom give them the love and sympathy which the children will naturally crave.


Moon in the Eighth House
Unsettled fortunes after marriage; gain in public affairs by the partner. The death is more or less public, and may take place in a public resort or in the open streets, or through a voyage.


Mercury
Mercury is the most truly sensitive of all the planets. Venus and the Moon are more easily affected, it is true, but for them a better term is "impressionable." Mercury is the adolescent; he responds to every impression like the weather-vane, which is a very different thing from the reception and reflection of every impression. In slightly different language, Mercury is not modified by the signs as are the more passive planets; rather each excites him to give a special expression of opinion. Mercury is, as we know, the mind; and while the contents of the mind are determined by the food of the mind, yet different minds deal quite differently with identical foods. It has been said that thousands of people before Newton saw apples fall from trees, but their only impulse was to eat them.
The proper and best influence upon Mercury is Saturn, and without his steadying hand to hold him in tutorship to a profounder wisdom, Mercury may be frivolous and vain. It is only when Mercury is overpowered by Venus that the mental qualities become subservient and slavish, so that one may say of the native "he has no mind of his own." There is, however, always the safeguard of the proximity of the Sun, especially when the conjunction is not too close.


Mercury in Aquarius
In Aquarius we again find the influence of Saturn decidedly beneficial to Mercury. It is an even better position for the planet than Capricorn, since Aquarius is also air, and does not fix the mind in such stubbornness as the previous sign. We must also reflect upon the good influence of the sign itself. The mind of the native having this position of Mercury tends naturally to science and humanitarianism. Its interests are not so earth-bound and selfish. There is not quite the same faculty of steady application for this very reason. One must not expect any sign to combine all the virtues and exclude all the vices. But the faculty of concentration is admirable, and the mind is ingenious, resourceful, and logical, and that in a much better sense than we found with Capricorn. The logic of Capricorn is too rigid for application to practical affairs. It reigns supreme only in the exact sciences. The native loves truth for its own sake, but more in truth as a quality than in a mere collocation of facts. He understands Cardinal Newman's statement, "As if ... evidence were the test of truth!"
It may be said here that there are two general types of minds among men, and this remark of Newman's is a very touchstone by which to recognize them. To one class, Newman's remark appears a triumphant refutation of academic precision and scholastic dullness. The other is absolutely bewildered by such a remark. He cannot conceive of any other test of truth than evidence. To him the sentence appears meaningless. And yet he may be subconsciously distressed by the mere existence of any man who can say such a thing. Now, we should not like to say definitely that Mercury in Aquarius would be violently partisan on either side. On the contrary, it is just these people who understand both positions and lean strongly to neither. The antithesis on this point would be Capricorn and Pisces - the former understanding nothing that could not be proved in Barbary, the other contemptuous of all such conventional sources of knowledge. This rule will be found practically invaluable.
The native with Mercury in Aquarius is a clever reasoner, but does not altogether disdain sophistry. He consequently makes a dangerous opponent in any argument, but he is amenable to reason and he often pronounces, for the sake of exercising his wits, propositions in which he does not seriously believe. He is usually a good judge of human nature, deriving his conclusions both from intuition and from experience. Where these conflict he is sometimes found at a loss.
The weak point of this sign is the absence of artistic impulse. Even where the power of visualization is great, its expression tends to be commonplace. Compare Swedenborg, who had this position, with Blake, whose Mercury was in Scorpio, the writings of both dealing with visions of a character decidedly similar. This sign gives a very pronounced tendency to investigations into the occult, but on lines much less mystical than we found in Scorpio. Besides Swedenborg, we have Proclus, Picus de Mirandola, and Swami Vivekananda. All these possessed immense learning, a strong power of vision, and were accurate observers and devoted students, but not one of them possessed the power of imagination in its highest sense.
As common as the capacity for research into these subtler matters of the soul is that for practical invention. In this connection one need only mention the name of Edison.


Mercury in the Tenth House
Many occupations; restless spirit; uncertain position; taste for literature; success in trading and in general agencies and commissions; vexations and worries; literary or scholastic profession.


Venus
It may, on first consideration, appear somewhat difficult to differentiate between the action of Venus, the "Lesser Fortune," and that of Jupiter, the "Greater Fortune." Both represent the expansive and altruistic spirit. But Venus is the handmaiden of the Sun and she is consequently attached to the vital force, even as Jupiter is more closely an emanation of Neptune, the other extreme of the system, the Soul. The altruism of Venus, therefore, means love in a quite conventional and often selfish or personal sense; her expansiveness is often mere amiability, possibly assumed in order to gain some end associated with the instinct of self-preservation; and, finally, Venus is altogether more material and, so to speak, fleshy, than Jupiter. Venus in any sign has so much connotation or reference that it is very necessary to take into consideration not only the sign in which it is placed, but also its aspects to other planets before judging of its effects. But the importance of the impact of the different signs is very great. In fact, the more material a planet is, the more easily it is influenced. We see no such violent commotion in the vaster planets; Uranus in Aries is not so different from Uranus in Libra, but Venus in Gemini is utterly different from Venus in Scorpio.
In dealing with Venus on the lines hitherto followed with the other planets, we are confronted with a difficulty peculiar to the nature of her own influence. It is easy to observe most of the effects of other planets in the life, character, and work of great men, but we know little of the inner details of their domestic and intimate relations.
Alexander the Great may have beaten his wife, and Cromwell may have been a very clever and tactful father, but in the majority of those examples which have hitherto served us so well, we know little or nothing of the private life. And it is essentially, and first of all, the private life that Venus influences. The reader must, therefore, be content to rely, to a certain extent, upon the authority of the author regarding the influence of Venus.


Venus in Aries
Venus in this sign is in her fall, and the position is not fortunate, on the whole. There is evidence of the action of Mars in a certain rash impulsiveness in emotion, but the effect is rarely lasting or deep even at the moment. There is a strong tendency to be what the French call cerebral, and also to what is really coldness, though it may manifest itself in fiery sparks.
It is only necessary to study the writings of Baudelaire and Swinburne, to see the attitude taken towards love and art by both of them, to understand this position of Venus. There is fierceness and glitter, but it is the fire of the lightning rather than that of the hearth. Among women we see the same quality - modified in certain ways - in Mme. Steinheil and Queen Victoria. The former example needs no comment; the latter does. Victoria appeared a most domesticated person, but she was not; it was merely part of her ambitious policy to appear so.
In music one sees this fitful brilliancy of Venus represented by Tchaikovsky, and in literature by Bulwer-Lytton. The domestic affairs of the latter are well known, too well known, and show in life what he also expressed in his novels.
The tendency to lack stability is also manifest in Robespierre. The trouble seems to be not that there is any lack of activity in Venus when she is in this sign, but that that activity is ill-directed. She is not really fickle, but appears to be so because of her idealism. Reality failing to respond to her mental conception, she becomes discontented. At the same time, it must be understood that no fulfillment of her desires, however nearly perfect, would satisfy her. It is in the contemplation of her wishes that she finds pleasure rather than in the enjoyment of them. She is extraordinarily imaginative; the merest hint excites her. She loves by sight, but touch disappoints her. When a person with this position of Venus discovers that Shelley quarreled with his wife or that Browning smoked a pipe or that Matthew Arnold wore whiskers, disappointment and disillusion follow. The poetry is spoiled for them, because it is not written by a creature who not only does not, and did not, but never could exist.
A remarkable example of the idealism of this position is afforded us by Abraham Lincoln, whose Venus trined Neptune on the Midheaven. This is an unsurpassable position for unfaltering devotion to an ideal. Lincoln was as conscious as any other man, as prescient as any seer could possibly have been, of what it meant in immediate agony to humanity to call for volunteers, as he did on that dramatic day which changed the whole history of these States. But his high purpose was not overwhelmed by his great sympathy for the temporary sufferings of humanity. To him, right was right, and must be supported, no matter what the cost. Had Neptune been in Capricorn, and Venus in Taurus, instead of in Sagittarius and Aries respectively, he would have thought far more of the material miseries which immediately threatened his country, and secession might have become an accomplished fact. It was his idealism which not only prevented the disruption of the Union, but implanted as a principle, which will never cease to be paramount in this country, to do the right thing no matter what the cost. One can readily understand how this attitude may be misinterpreted by the other party as lack of sympathy.
Venus in this sign is extraordinarily brilliant; she is the beauty of the sparks which are struck from the sword of Mars as he goes into battle, but she is robbed of all the importance which she has as tenderness and graciousness. She becomes the Amazon, panoplied and splendid, with no trace of the Hausfrau. She is hard, brilliant, subtle, passionate, but not enduring and not inclined to please. She attacks and she repels, but all her operations are operations of assault and battery. She stirs to activity and quits. In women, this position is exceptionally unpleasant. She may be extraordinarily attractive but, even if she gratifies, will never satisfy. She excites and irritates, never calms and soothes. Even in art, one perceives clearly how unsatisfactory, from the point of view of Venus herself, so to speak, is this position for her. When Swinburne wrote "Dolores," he was trying to paint a picture of Venus in Libra or in Scorpio; he only succeeded in painting a Venus in Aries type.
We see the same thing in the writing of Baudelaire and the music of Tchaikovsky. It is always irritation without satisfaction; it is not Isis veiled, but Isis in armor. As indicated above, this position is very much better for men than it is for women, but it is good even for them only where Venus is a subsidiary figure, not only in the horoscope itself, but in the general character of the native. Where his general pursuit in life is of the character of Venus, it is bad, but it is not bad for such men as Lincoln and J. P. Morgan to have Venus under arms.
It may be of great value in the horoscope of any man of the more studious and serious sort not to have Venus flower too fully. We find her in this position in the horoscopes of such men as Emerson, Alexander Graham Bell and the Hon. Stephen A. Douglas. Where, however, the native is an artist, the limitations may be regarded as troublesome. Thus we find comic illustrator Palmer Cox in art and Frank R. Stockton in literature somewhat lacking in the graciousness and floridity that seem appropriate to the artistic temperament. Occasionally, the effect of Venus in Aries is very bad indeed, implying heartlessness, and this will particularly apply when the general temperament is already mercurial. We class the position as a decided restriction upon Venus. She always fails to attain her full development, and whether this be good or bad for the native, in a general way, must depend upon considerations entirely foreign to her. It is evident, for example, that a great soldier will not be benefited by having Venus of equal importance with Mars, or a great man of science by having her stronger than Uranus, Saturn and Mercury. Consideration, such as the foregoing, must always be taken into account, in estimating the real value to the native of any particular position of any particular planet. Each description must be regarded as an isolated statement, merely one pawn in a complex position of many pieces.


Venus in the Eleventh House
Gain and happiness through friends; fondness for society; favors from females; fruitful marriage; happy associations.


Mars
Mars represents the muscular system; it is often found that a weak brain goes with great development of physical strength, and vice versa. It might even occur that the whole of the higher faculties might be harmonious and strong, yet fail to make good, owing to the lack of practical energy, boldness, and capacity for rather brutal work. The material plane continually presents obstacles to the higher nature; Mars is the force which pushes such obstacles aside, or demolishes them.
His external influence upon the man as distinguished from his internal influence within the character, is that of excitement, inflammation, violence, and accident. Thus a square of Mars to the Sun might give a rugged constitution and dauntless energy, and at the same time subject the native to fevers and accidents from fire or steel.
The power of Mars will, of course, as before, be modified by his position in the Zodiac, and, owing to his material and therefore easily-molded nature, the variations will be, on the whole, more extreme than we have found to be the case with planets of greater spirituality.
Yet so great is his importance, that a badly afflicted Mars practically inhibits the native from making wise use of his enormous energy. It is a curious and somewhat paradoxical situation, and the student cannot pay too much attention to its study.


Mars in Cancer
In Cancer, Mars is in his fall; but Cancer is so receptive a sign that its influence is not antagonistic. In fact, it makes the martial energy subtle and profound, dissolving it, as it were, and thus making it more active, just as a solution of phenol is more corrosive than the crystals themselves.
Some of the very greatest artists that have ever lived have this position of Mars; it seems as if the specialized energy which he represents were somehow made universal. There is not that same concentration upon a single line that is shown, for example, by Mars in Aries; there have been found very few instances of politicians or conquerors or even great generals with this position - the military exceptions that prove the rule include Lafayette, the Duke of Wellington, and Sir Francis Younghusband. Every one of our illustrations has worked for the general good, not the particular good of any person or even any country, unless we consider Alexander II as having done so. But even his action with regard to the serfs should be regarded as the limited expression of a wide humanitarian intention. And in this case Mars has the opposition of Jupiter, though it is directed wisely by Saturn's trine, and made gentle by the sextile of Venus.
There is, of course, one very unfortunate career to consider; that of Marie Antoinette. Here Mars is very strong, rising trine to Uranus, with no affliction but a square of the Moon. The Moon ruling the female life, and in this case being Lady of the Ascendant, we must regard her rather than Mars as the key to the complex. We must say then that her Moon is afflicted by the presence on the Ascendant of Mars in his fall. All the good she gets from the complex is a towering practical ambition, which was indeed successful, so far as it went, Uranus trined by Mars being in her tenth house. But Saturn, lord of the seventh, being in his own house in the eighth, afflicting and afflicted by the square of the Moon, even the marriage which gratified her ambition resulted in her death.
To return to artists, we have the most amazing galaxy: Shakespeare, Petrarch, Byron, Balzac, Mozart, and, in their wake, Coleridge. It is to be noted how, in each case, the universality of sympathy is evident. Each has an enormous field of expression. There is not the intensity of Baudelaire or the single-minded passion of Blake; it is, rather, breadth and objectivity of outlook, and completeness of comprehension of humanity that stand revealed. And to this heavenly court of artists we may add a philosopher, one of the greatest, in every way, that ever lived: Immanuel Kant; while, should they need a mystic, they may include in their ranks the seers Nostradamus and Cheiro.


Mars in the First House
Causes a mark or scar on the head or face; gives danger of cuts, burns, scalds, and abrasions. Makes the native bold, free and independent, fond of competition and strife, haughty, scorning defeat, and reckless of danger.


Jupiter
Jupiter, in a general classification, may be said to be the precise contrary of Saturn. The latter constricts and conserves; the former expands and spends. The one is egoism; the other altruism. In religious symbolism Saturn is Jehovah - "I am that I am" - which is only a theocratic way of saying "everything for myself." Jupiter is the divine Son, Jesus - the benevolently spendthrift heir - who gives his very life for others. Jupiter is the instinct of creation, of generosity and hospitality, and of the religious emotions generally; and, of course, in so far as the man is passive to Jupiter, he represents these qualities in the cosmos bestowed upon the man, and hence "Good fortune." Naturally, his action depends, with regard to its scope, upon Neptune and Uranus. Unless these planets, signifying respectively the soul and the divine will, indicate bigness in the career, a good Jupiter will be no more than a luck-bringer in business or profession, and make the character noble, generous, and easy-going; and a weak Jupiter will only defeat advancement in life, and tend to enfeeble the character by making it spendthrift, luxurious, and unable to resist the influence of others.
We have intimated above through what channels Jupiter comes to express his creative and generous tendencies in material prosperity; but another point which should be emphasized in this regard is that Jupiter represents to a very great extent the ambition of the native. The force, quality, and degree of success of this ambition will be indicated by the strength and position of the planet, and the direction or channel through which this ambition may work out its best prosperity will be shown by the sign which Jupiter occupies, modified of course by other contributory conditions.
In the days when a man was either a lord or a serf, a knight or an innkeeper, it was comparatively easy to determine with exactness a man's vocation. In modern days, however, there are thousands of different and characteristic types of employment. While Jupiter is the key to the type of work which may bring a man money or profit, it does not necessarily follow that it is the kind of vocation for which he has the greatest inclination. Too often, indeed, his inclination is not that for which he is best adapted, or it is incompatible with his environment and education. On the other hand, an accurate observer may often see a person with distinct abilities for a certain type of work, and yet he recognizes that, for some other reason, he had an inability to make a success of that work.


Jupiter in Capricorn
Jupiter being in his fall in Capricorn, the earthy qualities of the sign detract from the buoyancy and good humor of the planet and tend to "freeze the genial currents of the soul." The mind is more serious and less hopeful than is usual with Jupiter; and, while the position may incline the nature to philosophy and contemplative learning, the religious instincts, though serious, are not always orthodox. Jupiter badly aspected may become the demon of debauch. This is evidently the case with Oscar Wilde, in whose case the legend of Ganymede may be remembered.
Wilde's Jupiter is squared by the Sun, which is apt to make its influence loose and gross, and the trine of Uranus and sextile of Neptune can give no counterbalance to such impulses, for these rather tend to accentuate so-called perversions. Jupiter, too, is in the house of pleasures, allowing the full development of the sensual side of his nature; and we have seen that Venus in Libra tends to strange refinements of the sex life. It is, taking it altogether, a most unfortunate position. The Scottish poet Robert Burns was born with Jupiter rising in Capricorn with the only aspect a semi-sextile to a conjunction of Venus and Mars in Aquarius; he created a reputation for dissolute behavior by fathering numerous illegitimate children through casual love affairs. But as a poet he wrote of the humble characters that he knew from his own difficult farm background and worked to collect traditional Scottish folk songs, some of which provided the tunes for his own poetic songs, such as Auld Lang Syne.
We have one great visionary, Swedenborg, with this position of Jupiter, and the material character of his visions is no doubt due to this. No man ever went so far in bringing angels to earth; his heaven is as objective as that of the orthodox Christian; indeed, more so, because it is more detailed. No man was ever less mystic in the true sense of the word, or held together more firmly the bonds of spirit and matter. Uranus, in conjunction with the Moon, is trine to Jupiter; and here the Moon stands for materiality, while Uranus gives the illumination and the originality. A touch of the fleshy may be conferred by Venus rising twelve degrees above Jupiter, who, as the Lord of the Ascendant, is certainly the key of the complex.
Karl Marx, who made the study of large-scale economies his life's work, had this Jupiter trine to a conjunction of the Sun and Moon in both the sign and house of money; and there is a constructive sextile to Saturn, in idealistic Pisces, where Saturn itself squares revolutionary Uranus. As the sign of the tenth house Capricorn can assume a responsible stewardship role as opposed to the personal pleasure emphasis that we saw with Cancer. Whatever you say about Marxian economics, he was working for the greater good. The philosopher and psychologist William James, who struggled with paralysis of the will and depression in his personal life, has Jupiter near a conjunction of Saturn and Venus, sextile to Mars in Pisces; he also has Sun and Moon conjunct in Capricorn. He found relief from his Capricorn seriousness in 'acting as if he had free will', which astrologically corresponded to energizing his Mars-Jupiter sextile.
It is extremely interesting to observe through such cases, how, in every complex, the key dominates the entire configuration on the large scale, and yet how every single aspect insists upon achieving its own special signification. The position gives a curiously paradoxical combination of shrewd economy and extravagance; the native being apt to be parsimonious in small matters and to spend liberally in large amounts. Many successful merchants and manufacturers are found with this position; and, of course Capricorn endows Jupiter with fortunate influences in any occupation connected with the earth.
Those born with Jupiter in Capricorn have an enormous capacity for detail and routine and are conscientious plodders. They make successful manufacturers, wholesale clothiers, builders, real estate dealers, miners, agriculturists and foresters.


Jupiter in the Ninth House
Clerical honors; success in religious and philosophical pursuits, legal matters, and foreign affairs; gain in foreign lands.


Saturn
Saturn, in a general classification, may be said to be the precise contrary of Jupiter. Where the latter expands and spends; the former constricts and conserves. Where Jupiter is bold and extravagant, Saturn is cautious and ascetic. Responsible Saturn acts to protect the interests of self, family, society, and the world from harm. Where Jupiter boldly seeks and grows with experience, Saturn has the wisdom of having learned from experience. But the wisdom and knowledge of Saturn relate to the material world, to the world of conditions, consequences, and rules. Saturn can be ambitious, controlling, and egoistic. Saturn protects the self against hurt by judging according to lower-mind polarities, such as smart versus stupid or winner versus loser. The function of the outer planets, which represent the higher mind, is to rebel against the limitations of the lower mind, providing opportunities for freedom from the tyranny of the everyday world's rules, conditions, polarities, and judgments.
Man may be master of life and of death - if he will. To the worker in the fields of the intelligence, the farmer of mind, the harvest grows continually. Saturn is once again the golden god. The brain of the brain worker improves constantly until the age of sixty, and even then retains its vigor until the end. Such old men we often see. Instead of the vices and infirmities of age, they have consolidated virtues, conserved strength. Dignity and austerity crown and cloak them. They are simple, strenuous and lofty-minded. Even if they are of solitary habit, they are kind. The purpose of their lives has crystallized; and, because they have desired only the infinite, satiety does not touch them. Life is to them a religion of which they are the priests, an eternal sacrament of which perhaps the ecstasy is dulled, but which they consume with ever-increasing reverence. Joy and sorrow have been balanced, and the tale thereof is holy calm. They know that peace of God which passeth all understanding.
The commoner aspect of Saturn, however, is this: the malicious oldster, envious of youth, hating life because he has failed to live it according to the law of righteousness. His will-power is merely obstinacy, opposition to reform, failure to accommodate himself to changed conditions, the conservatism of the hardened brain. He feels his waning powers and tries to receive - to receive, when all his sensibility is gone! Feeling himself impotent, he vents his toothless rage upon the young. Unhappy himself, he seeks to make others wretched. Sordid and heartless, he sneers at enthusiasm and generosity. Weary of life, he thinks life holds no joy.
Saturn represents what one does in the world, one's career, and life's lessons. Look to the planets that form aspects to Saturn for a guide to the activities that will mainly occupy the native's life. Conjunction, sextile, and trine aspects represent activities that will come easily to the native. The best of all of Saturn's dignities is illumination by the Sun. Square, inconjunct, and opposition aspects represent lessons that need to be learned or areas where the native feels blocked and must fight. When Saturn has favorable aspects, the native tends to receive the benefit; when it has unfavorable aspects, then Saturn tends to act as a blocking agent.


Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn being in his own sign in Capricorn, he is naturally strong, even without help from outside sources. His quality here, however, is rather rough and crude, and this does not tend to produce the best results, in so far as the effect upon the external world is concerned. There will be no altruistic thought to soften the egotism, and opposition will be likely to infuriate. In a word, Saturn in this sign makes the native harsh and overbearing, unless there be some very strong counteracting influence to soften its asperity.
The most dense form of the arrogant selfishness which Saturn in Capricorn may give is well illustrated by Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. In both charts, Saturn is badly afflicted and is situated in the fourth and eighth houses respectively. In his case, Saturn in Capricorn squares Venus, the planet of social relations; in her case Saturn squares the Moon, denying sympathy with or feeling for the common man, the public. Not only was this evil Saturn the moral cause of their downfall, but his house position also predicted their tragic end.
Where Louis XVI had a square of Venus to his Saturn, the great lover of women, Giacomo Casanova, has only a close sextile of Venus to his Saturn in Capricorn.
Edward VII had Saturn rising in Capricorn, but with little affliction; even the semi-sextile of Mercury could save him from the stupidity of allowing such tendencies to manifest themselves, while his other planets gave him many lovable qualities which ensured his popularity. The Saturn of Sir Isaac Pitman, the inventor of phonic shorthand, has a conjunction of the Sun, a semi-sextile of Neptune and Venus, a semi-square of Uranus, and a sextile of Mars, We get in this a very good astrological map of the kind of force required for proper development of the ego, a steady and vigorous push, but executed on proper lines with tact and with intelligence.
In the nativity of Richard Wagner, the only support for Saturn in Capricorn is a sextile from the slow and deep planet Pluto. There is a great deal of brusquerie and instability, which was a serious limitation to the greatness of the man. He wasted incalculable energy in sterile and fruitless controversy, antagonizing some whose support might have been most valuable.
The general influence of Saturn in Capricorn is to give ambition, independence, power, authority or rulership to the native, according to his station in life. This may be accompanied by great selfishness and loneliness, or isolation may be characteristic of the life. It is frequently the case that this position of Saturn gives an unusual degree of melancholy to the mind.


Saturn in the Ninth House
Taste for philosophy; religious spirit; troubles in foreign lands; dangerous voyages; loss through legal suits; deceit among relatives by marriage; studious and thoughtful nature.


Uranus
As the race evolves, it seems that man must learn to adapt himself more and more to the vibrations of Uranus and its powerful influx, which appear to be growing more and more potent in the unfolding of genius, or the transcending of intellect. Through the harmonious vibrations of Uranus, it is found that people become prophetic, keen, perceptive, executive, inventive, original, given to roaming, untrammeled by tradition, impatient of creeds, opinionated, argumentative, stubborn, and eccentric. They speak to the point; asserting, with startling confidence, opinions far in advance of their fellows. They come into possession of wealth in unexpected and strange ways, yet often appear to pass under the yoke of discipline as though cast down for a purpose from opulence to poverty, only to rise again by the unfolding of unexpected resources. Always ahead of their time, the natives of Uranus are often dreamers in philanthropy; poetic, though their writings need interpretation and are often unintelligible even to the imaginative, because of their mystical origin and transcendental coloring.
In the few years during which Uranus has been under observation, it has been found that, if afflicted, it is the source of incurable organic diseases, collapse of fortune, and individual as well as national destruction. It is demonstrable that, in inharmonious nativities, evil Uranian influences, both through transits and directions, have brought about headlong destruction from bad habits, misdirected affection, illicit connections before or after legal marriage; according to the signification of the place of radical affliction in the horoscope.
Every psychic thus far studied by the writer has been found, by careful consideration of the authentic birth data, to be under powerful Uranian influence; and to this vibration may be attributed clairvoyance, warning dreams, second-sight, clairaudience and similar phenomena.
The occupations or avocations which seem in sympathy with this strange planet are progressive, inventive, exploring, and of a humanitarian nature. The influence of Uranus is the least personal, and the most universal in the Zodiac; consequently, any endeavor for the betterment of humanity is favored by those who are strongly responsive to its vibration.
Uranus produces lecturers, public figures, travelers, inventors, aviators, radio operators, astrologers, electricians, scientists, physiologists, mesmerists, metaphysicians.
Uranus makes one impulsive and extremely eccentric; the native does not know his own mind, but is continually moved by providential agencies; he often becomes a fatalist, feeling that his destiny is beyond his own control.
Uranus emphasizes the will, causing the native to move spontaneously from an inner urge; the native is active, original, inventive, and is notable for his love of liberty and an idealistic sense of justice. The planet bestows leadership and causes the native to become a pioneer and to establish new orders of things.
Uranus makes the mind independent, original, and not amenable to control. The native is unconventional, altruistic and subject to sudden changes of attitude. There is an uncanny ability to sense motives.
Circumstances induced by Uranus are sudden changes, estrangements, exiles, blind impulses, catastrophes, suicides, romantic tragedies, inexplicable changes of fortune, accidents, secret enemies, plottings, and sudden elevations.
Every living soul is presumed to have a purpose, and that purpose single. Not one in a million, perhaps, is conscious of that purpose; we seem for the most part to be a mass of vacillations. Even the main objective career of an individual cannot be considered as necessarily an expression of the interior will.
But Uranus indicates divine will; and the reason why he is so explosive and violent and upsetting to human affairs is that he represents the real intention, which, lying deeper than the conscious purpose, often contradicts it. The outer and the inner are then in conflict; and whenever battle is joined, the inner must win. To the outer consciousness, this naturally appears as disaster; for the native does not recognize the force as part of himself, or, if so, he regards it as a disturbing entity, and resents its dominion. Uranus is, in Egyptian symbolism, the Royal Uraeus Serpent; slow, yet sudden, Lord of life and death. It takes a great deal to move him; but, when once in motion, he is irresistible. This is why, to the normal mind, he appears so terrible.
As has been seen, the deep-lying interior purpose of any being is nearly always obscure and undecipherable to the mortal eye; but there is an indication or hieroglyph of it which is usually very significant. One can hardly call it more than the artistic expression of the purpose, and this appears a very good way to describe it. We call it the Temperament. It does not define the Will itself, but it sets limits to the sphere wherein the Will may work.
We have already found that the personality is imaged in the sign on the Ascendant; and from this we now turn to a consideration of the sign in which Uranus may be situated. Where these two factors are harmonious, we get a character with unity of moral purpose; where otherwise, a self-tortured waverer. It might be cited as an objection that those who have Uranus in the Ascendant are usually eccentric characters; but the argument is on the other side. Such eccentricity is temperament in its highest development; it shows the entire over-ruling of the superficial qualities by this deep-seated, turbulent, magical will. It is only to others that the person with Uranus rising appears so eccentric.


Uranus in Leo
There is a peculiar sympathy between Uranus and Leo, because it is in a solar sign, and Uranus is the secret generative force by which we call the Sun, "Father." Fierceness and subtlety alternate in his mode of action; he is weighty in his onset, but dangerously sudden; and he is the giver of life and death.
There is, however, one serious drawback to this position of Uranus, a danger that its very sympathy with the secret part of the Solar force creates. Apollo is called "creator and destroyer"; the Lingam is addressed by the Greeks as "all-begetter, all devourer," and this force is now seen to be concentrated in Uranus. Unless the Sun in a man's horoscope is reasonably well-dignified, there is danger to the life of the native. The presence of Uranus in the house of the Sun is itself an affliction of the Sun on the material plane; and so the Sun must be well-dignified in other ways, or the native is likely to die before the occult power of the planet has time to manifest itself.
There is, accordingly, a notable paucity of examples of the proposition which we have put forward as to its natural action when isolated; since, from the nature of the case, such isolation is rather rare. Shelley is our one great example; and his case is, fortunately, very perfect. We see the revolutionary influence at work in Greatheart; the rebel against the fetters that bind humanity, overflowing with solar force and love which blazes on high, melting the cold passions of age and experience with his flaming jets of white-hot vapor of gold. Such works as "Prometheus Unbound" and "The World's Tragedy" are pure Uranus in Leo. Shelley was saved from premature death through illness by the conjunction of the Sun with Venus, lord of his Taurus ascendant; they are both within six degrees from Uranus in the fifth house of creative play. For the circumstances of Shelley's early death, look to the lord of the eighth house, Jupiter, contained between a conjunction of Mars and Neptune. Early as this came, he had done his work; he had sown a new seed in the fields of humanity, one of the most fruitful ever planted.
Another case of the most promising talent cut short is King Edward VI, admittedly the most accomplished scholar of his period. At an age when most boys are still struggling with the elements of Latin, he spoke fluently not only that comparatively easy language, but also Greek and Hebrew. Here again, however, the Sun is only seven degrees from the square of Uranus, and is himself squared within one degree by the Moon. Mercury, lord of the Ascendant, Virgo, is squared by Mars, again within one degree; with such aspects it was impossible for the promise of youth to be fulfilled in the achievement of age.
Another striking example of the seductive, fascinating temperament given by Uranus in Leo is Mary Queen of Scots. She stands out from all other queens, for beauty and tragedy, not because these elements were so much greater than in the others, but on account of the temperament itself, which has the faculty of inspiring the most amazing extremes of attraction and repulsion. There is never anything half-hearted about the feeling with which such people are regarded. With Shelley, half the world made him Apollo incarnate; the rest thought, and even wrote, that he was, in sober truth, not a man at all, but a devil sent specially from hell to plague humanity. So with Mary Queen of Scots. She had Taurus rising, and Venus in square to Uranus and semi-square to the Moon. The Sun is trine to Uranus; but, the Sun being in the eighth house, a violent death was presaged as soon as the directions permitted; which duly came to pass. Rather similar is the personality of Cleo de Merode, whose fascination may be held to match that of the unhappy Stuart queen, having the same serpentine quality. Here Pisces is rising; the life is made secure by the trine of Mars to the Moon; and there are no afflictions to injure the native.
Another example of fascination is Winston Churchill, perhaps the most attractive personality in English politics. At an age when most men, even if they started with his advantages of birth and wealth, are just taking their seats for the first time in Parliament, he was a Cabinet Minister, holding the most responsible portfolios. The Ascendant is right on the cusp between Virgo and Libra, and Mars and Jupiter are in the Ascendant; the Sun is sextile to Saturn, so that the life is well-protected. However, Mercury, ruler of the career tenth house, squares Uranus, and a sudden fall from power, such as took place in 1915, was naturally to be expected.
Sometimes the temperament of Uranus in Leo confers unique powers in some obscure direction. One may instance "Datas, The Memory Man" (W.J.M. Bottle) with Cancer rising, and the Moon in opposition to Uranus, limiting the mental powers to his peculiar faculty of remembering dates. Somewhat like him, is Houdini, with unequalled dexterity in one trivial, but most unusual accomplishment, that of being able to extricate himself from bars or fetters. The square and opposition of Mars and Saturn to Uranus, ruler of Aquarius the Ascendant, indicate the special line in which the temperament is displayed.


Uranus in the Fourth House
Unsettled residence, many changes of house; misfortune in the place of birth; trouble through the parents; danger of paralysis or other incurable infirmity in old age; a sudden end to life.


Neptune
To arrive at the true valuation of Neptune's influence in the signs of the Zodiac and upon the native as he comes under the dominion of the signs, the reader must constantly bear in mind the peculiar nature of the planet as distinguished from other planets.
Whereas Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury and Saturn exert their influences chiefly upon man in his mundane capacities, his evolutionary life, Neptune exerts a spiritual influence upon man in the midst of the latter's mundane existence, for Neptune is the planet of spiritual forces, of the revolutionary spirit itself.
Neptune's influence upon a life dominated wholly or chiefly by physical or materialistic interests is likely to be wholly bad or malefic, while this same influence, stressed upon a life already under a spiritual leading, will be wholly good or benefic.
It is the Neptune influence that gives the wings of vision to humanity in its long struggle out of darkness into the light of eternity.
Materialistic persons can think only in relative values of a day, a month, a year at most; intellectually developed persons think in values of a lifetime; but those of our sphere who are spiritually conscious think and work in terms of the eternal; to these a century is as a year, a cycle as a life; they are the true Neptunians. The materialistic astrologer classes Neptune "malefic, sinister, obscure," but the enlightened astrologian thoroughly understands that Neptune causes upon this earth and upon its natives the influx of a spiritual element unrelated to strictly earthly affairs. While the other planets are commensurable and deal with the relative, Neptune is incommensurable; he intrudes the absolute. In other words, for those developed spiritually Neptune is wholly "good," for others he seems wholly "bad." Neptune stirs the soul to aspiration toward the infinite; the result is that a humanitarian influence is projected by the native for the benefit of humanity's advance as a whole. On the other hand, for those whose desires cause them to plunge and wallow in the troughs of mere material delights and satisfactions, the Neptune influence is as a lightning bolt that shatters their temples of materialism to the very foundations.
Neptune's orbit, being the outer circle of our known universe, is so vast, the effect of his movement upon the earth is so slow, that we may best consider his influence as negative upon our physical life, and as positive upon our spiritual impulses. He is as an indication of the tendency of the period, the planet of the new era, a barometer of the latter-day Universe.
Neptune requires approximately fourteen years to move through a single sign. To give an account of his effects upon humanity would be to write the history of the world.
One can gauge him, to some extent, by considering certain events of comparatively recent times. Matters requiring wisdom are usually directed by men of between forty-five and fifty-five years, and the consensus of their influence may be divined from the place of Neptune at their birth.
Thus the Revolution of 1848 was brought about by men influenced by Neptune in Libra; they struggled for freedom and justice, but their policy lacked virility, while their methods failed because of indirectness. Similarly, the French Revolution was begun by people influenced by Neptune in Leo, but the generations of preparation toward that event involved people with that planet in Cancer or Gemini. Cromwell's Neptune was also in Leo.
The recent Great War was doubtless due to the influence of people born with Neptune in Aries; while the rebuilding of civilization has fallen upon those laborious and initiative men and women for whom Neptune works through Taurus and Gemini.
The scientific advance of the Nineteenth Century was due to pioneers stimulated by Neptune in Capricorn; and the fruits of their labors were gathered by men born with Neptune in Aquarius. Neptune was in Pisces, influencing the artistic, psychic decadent generation of the Nineties.
Times when skeptical thought attacks tradition by purely intellectual methods and makes constructive work possible are those influenced by Neptune in Gemini. Immanuel Kant, who destroyed the old philosophy, Voltaire, who destroyed the old religion, and their contemporaries were of such a generation.
Neptune, being the planet of spiritual forces, is always revolutionary. Forever he quickens the old life and increases the new life; the principle is the same; only the material varies according to the signs through which he moves.
Because of the character of Neptune and the long period of time it requires to pass through a single sign, its influence upon the individual is very dependent upon its position and aspect to other planets. It is, therefore, obviously unnecessary to go into a lengthy account of its effect upon the individual in the twelve signs.


Neptune in Scorpio
People who have Neptune in Scorpio are in danger of being too critical, skeptical and sarcastic. It is a distinctly malefic, reactive and materialistic position for this planet. It tends to exert a destructive influence in the lives of those having it so placed. A power so spiritual as Neptune finds scant opportunity for expression in so militant, physical and harsh a sign as Scorpio.
Thus, although we find major minds with Neptune in this position, we find few that are free from a strong hint of perversity. Even Michelangelo, majestic figure that he was, was no angel; he possessed strong material passions, a proud, almost arrogant will, and a fierce temper. Yet were his energy, determination and courage those of a Hercules - endowments in which this position of Neptune played no small part. But he was fortunate to have only favorable aspects from the Sun, Mars, Saturn, and Pluto to his Scorpio Neptune.
In general, we must remember that those born with Neptune in Scorpio have never been born save in a time of war, pestilence and unrest. Peace seems not to attend the passage of Neptune through the scorpion. Thus, while the mature generals who assisted Napoleon and Wellington were men with Neptune in Leo or Virgo, the young soldiers who composed the bulk of their armies were men with Neptune in Scorpio. The main theme observed in famous charts having Neptune in Scorpio is one of power.
Famous charts with a strong Scorpio Neptune are few - one such is Disraeli, in whose chart Neptune is rising and made positive by conjunctions of Jupiter and Venus, although Neptune squares his Leo Moon. Successful as an author of romances, he earned Queen Victoria's trust as Prime Minister. Another strong Neptune is found in romantic poet John Keats, with a conjunction to his Scorpio Sun and a sextile to Uranus - the Scorpio influence is seen in that he was a medical student. Similarly, Sainte-Beuve started as a medical student - his Scorpio Neptune conjoins Jupiter and Venus and sextiles the Moon. He wrote a partly autobiographical novel Volupté; he had befriended Victor Hugo, but then had an affair with Hugo's wife. He was noted for his temper and for his acute perception of what was vital and significant in the subjects of his biographies and histories. Italian civil servant Machiavelli had Neptune conjunct his Scorpio Midheaven, trine to Mars, sextile to Pluto, but afflicted by a Saturn opposition and a square from the Moon. He authored The Art of War and The Prince - his name has come to refer to the use of cunning and deceitful tactics in politics. A chart that has only squares from the Moon and Saturn to Scorpio Neptune is that of polygamist Brigham Young.
When Neptune in Scorpio is afflicted, it arouses the vilest impulses, obsessions and neurotic perversions that man is heir to. During the last passage of Neptune through Scorpio, so many criminals of a brutal fierceness were at large that England maintained a regular series of criminal ships to Australia, while France built up the African provinces in the same way.


Neptune in the Sixth House
Gives a wasting sickness; treachery among servants and employees; peculiar tastes in food and clothing; loss of physical comforts.


Pluto
Pluto is a cold, remote, and austere planet. But for all its great distance from Earth, astrologers have found it to have a powerful influence in the life - as significant as is Saturn for the direction of one's life. Pluto gives the courage and intensity to transform oneself, sometimes in unexpected ways. All the outer planets symbolize higher mind functions and give awareness of the big picture - Pluto confers breadth, versatility, consciousness and judgment. Pluto's choices may violate social custom; it sees in terms of longer cycles and needs. Pluto is not by itself spiritual in nature, rather it is remorseless. It sometimes correlates with efficiency and a Spartan simplicity.


Pluto in Virgo
With Pluto in Earthy, Mercury-ruled Virgo, your generation will be pragmatic, idealistic but realistic, comfortable with dissent, and able to come up with new ways to solve problems. There have been many changes during your life, to which you have had to adjust. Lacking a big ego, you see the need for service. You take for granted your ability to use different communication technologies. Perhaps your low-key approach is just what the doctor ordered.


Pluto in the Fourth House
Endangers the home. There may be violence in the home or violence may affect the early life, especially if Pluto has multiple afflictions. Raises the consciousness about the foundations of life. The native tends to avoid settling down.



ASPECTS


Mercury opposite Uranus (5.70)
The contacts of these planets indicate some degree of original talent; they usually give a quick and capable mind, with a very considerable degree of independence.
The native is very often clever in certain special directions, and he works well so long as he is fond of his work. Other matters, outside the range of his interests, often do not enter his vision at all; he is indifferent to them, and may seem very stupid in relation to them. Hence the contacts are not useful for the common affairs of life. The native may be brilliant rather than sound, intuitive rather than logical.
The inharmonious aspects must be considered as serious obstacles to success, chiefly by reason of the unpopularity that they engender, this being often due to the native's brusqueness and lack of tact. The native is often exceedingly outspoken and lacking in discretion, and makes enemies unnecessarily.
It also indicates strange beliefs, usually of the self-exalting kind; the native may easily be persuaded that he or she is a chosen prophet, messenger, or representative of those on high; the self-esteem is generally considerable, and the native readily accepts anything that panders to this vanity.
The abilities are often great - greater, perhaps, than with the trine and sextile - but they are often used injudiciously, either in foolish causes or in a manner that occasions trouble. Measureless conceit and self-will appear to be the basis of most of the errors, the native persisting in his illusions in the face of all opposition and reason - indeed these often seem to increase the stubbornness.
In some cases the effects are mainly external, and in such examples we find the native the target for more or less unmerited attacks of a bitter character, as for instance the slanders directed against Albert the Prince Consort in the time of the Crimean War.
It is perhaps most fair to say, in this and similar cases, that the native's opinions will be at variance with those of his associates and others; but it is not always easy to judge astrologically which view is correct. In some instances the beliefs of the Mercury-afflicted-by-Uranus native are almost universally rejected, as, for example, the alleged supernatural revelations of Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet, and the claims to special divine protection made by the ex-Kaiser. In other cases posterity may justify the native as against his assailants. As a general rule, I think, this type of affliction denotes definite wrong-headedness at least on some matters.


Venus square Saturn (5.68)
Here there is usually a definite sacrifice of happiness, either to an ideal, to a material ambition, or to duty, as in the case of soldiers and sailors, whose vocation demands the sacrifice of ordinary home comforts.
In regard to character the worst side of the configuration lies in its exacting and selfish character, which, though by no means a necessary phenomenon, occurs regularly in the lower types. A sort of mean jealousy, unredeemed by the romance of Uranus or even the passion of Mars, may be observed, and, with Mercury-Mars afflictions, nagging may occur. Wives may carry punctuality to such a point that lateness at a meal may mean a day of disharmony; husbands may be household tyrants waging constant battle over domestic accounts.
One may credit Venus-Saturn natives with fidelity; they are often very cold in some part of their nature, and, even with ascendants such as Taurus or Libra, may astonish one with unsuspected hardness.
The life is generally a hard one, either through poverty or worldly failure, or, if this does not occur owing to other counteracting indications, then there is usually either depression and moodiness, loneliness (often with bereavement), or ill-health. This last is, however, the least characteristic feature of the configuration, which centers above all in the emotional and affectional spheres.
Childhood does not seem to suffer particularly, as is usually the case with Venus-Mars aspects, but one of the parents - as a rule the father - is apt to be a burden. Frequently he is a forceful, tyrannical, exacting, or dominating type, whose will allows little free development in his children. Sometimes, though less often, he is unpractical, a failure, and a financial burden to his family. Sometimes his early death is denoted, and step-parents may occur. He is rather likely, in some instances, to require his children to grow up too soon, to realize their responsibilities too early, and to work more strenuously than an all-round unfoldment might call for.
The mother is often affected and is as a rule strongly tinged with Saturnian characteristics, as in the way of being ambitious, worldly, snobbish, or aloof.
Generally there is apt to be a condition of "fixation" in respect of one or both parents. The child is too strongly marked with their impress and tries to grow into their likeness or that of one of them, each sex tending to assimilate itself to the parent of the opposite gender. Sometimes the limitation is more purely external, as when the child has to deny itself to support its parents in old age. But the general effect of the parents on the child is in the direction of increasing its seriousness and its responsibilities, and those born with this configuration are peculiarly susceptible to this sort of influence, which is none the less detrimental because often exceedingly well-intentioned.
In marriage it can be easily understood that Venus-Saturn afflictions act very badly. The good aspects are compatible with great happiness and mutual love, but even thus, bereavement and other forms of separation are possible. Considerable differences of age, and less often of social status, are common both with good and bad aspects.
Bad aspects may delay marriage or even assist in preventing it altogether. If it occurs, then ill-health or misfortune often befalls the partner, or gradual estrangement may ensue, in which respect the aspect (if it takes this form at all) is very deadly and far more dangerous in my experience than Venus-Mars.
It must be frankly stated that this combination is of a serious kind. I have certainly known cases wherein a minor evil aspect has apparently been completely externalized - that is to say, the character does not seem to have suffered at all - yet one cannot but imagine that true peace and joy are difficult to attain for those who have such contacts. As a rule either the life is exceptionally sad, or the nature is such that normal misfortunes are felt abnormally. It is a distinct demand that happiness should not be sought in the things of Saturn and in his kingdom.


Venus square Jupiter (4.18)
As in most cases there are two reactions, the one showing the fault of one planet, and the other of the other.
There is a distinctly vain, idle, and even licentious type, and there is a reckless, revolutionary pattern. Again, in some cases there is conceit without idleness. I have never found any of them conspicuous for unassuming modesty, nor do they seek the corner of the room or yearn to blush unseen. Oftentimes they like to strike a dramatic note, with themselves, be it understood, in the center of the stage. Sometimes there is an element of profusion. The feelings are frequently susceptible and the love-affairs numerous. But a prominent malefic influence will readily introduce a much sterner element into the character, and we may get the second or rebellious type.
It is a rather passive note in many cases, and its influence is specially liable to be overlaid by more positive factors, so that, although it can be plainly detected on analysis, its specific manifestations are almost always determined for it. The gist of its influence is *excess of feeling*.
There is an element of change and even adventure in the lives of most natives with this combination, and sometimes they are veritable storm-centers. The influence of Jupiter is always restless and prone to seek fresh experiences and variations on old ones; it represents the principle of Cosmic Variety, or the concept of one branch developing into many ramifications. The matters ruled by the two planets will clash or injure each other : for example, love or finance or both will suffer through foreigners or foreign travel, law, or some other 9th house matter, or perhaps through things of the 12th house.
The effect on *health* is probably slight, but Venus afflictions may always cause indulgence, and Jupiter inclines to excess in all directions.


Jupiter conjunct Saturn (3.86)
A powerful but admittedly critical position. It must be regarded as potentially gloomy, for it occurs sometimes in maps of suicide, especially if it falls in Virgo. It distinctly favors a hard life, with privation, struggle, or danger (Lindbergh). The native essays difficult though sometimes glorious feats, and may acquire fame through performances of great arduousness, either mental, physical, or spiritual. It is distinctly a sign of great possibilities to be realized by hard work.
It favors great singleness of purpose and endless patience. A case is recorded of a soldier who, during twenty-one years' service, unremittingly knitted socks and sold them for a trifle. At the end of his term of military service he was able to set up in business on his savings and attained considerable success, was beaten in competition by large American stores opened opposite him, but, thanks to his abilities, succeeded in making good terms with them, obtaining a post as their manager.
The native is generally religious, favoring old and established communions.
There is often a rather eccentric tendency as regards the use of money : the native may be generous to the wrong persons and niggardly to the deserving.
Jealousy sometimes occurs.
The native will have the ability to take long views and he will work steadily towards one end in life, year after year, with the utmost patience, learning from the past and adapting its lessons for the future, as with the harmonious aspects, but the elements of toil and danger are likely to be more in evidence.


Moon sextile Neptune (3.86)
The contacts of these two bodies are not easy to interpret, for they operate in many seemingly diverse ways. Both the Moon and Neptune affect the emotional nature, and the action of the latter is greatly to sensitize it and as it were enlarge its scope. Perhaps the dominant feature is the desire to do something great and unusual. In the more ordinary types we find chiefly a desire to do comparatively usual things in an unusual manner or on a grandiose scale. In more exceptional horoscopes the desire takes all sorts of strange forms.
The contacts are undoubtedly beneficial in a worldly sense, tending to bestow wealth and ease, and very often there are more of the good things of life than the native seems to merit; he may benefit considerably by others' brains and toil and may be a conscious or unconscious parasite.
It is specially good for the numerous Neptunian features of modern business, such as hire-purchase.
In some cases there is much spiritual ambition, inclining, if the rest of the map shows afflictions, to such unbalance as we find in Joseph Smith the Mormon, Wilhelm II of Germany, Gandhi, and Archbishop Laud (who was a very superstitious man).
It has a mediumistic and spiritist side, for Neptune has particularly intimate relations with the so-called "astral plane"; but this tendency has been exaggerated, and is more commonly found under other aspects to Neptune.
It is a rather unsatisfying configuration, for there is no boundary to the aspirations of Neptune, and we often find an overweening desire to push further and further ahead, without due acceptance of the limitations which mundane conditions necessarily impose upon all of us.


Mars sextile Pluto (3.40)
You have a toughness that allows you to play with the big boys. The energy that flows through you could make you successful as an athlete. You have confidence and take risks. It tends to make you prolific in your work. A woman with this aspect can see things from a man's point of view. You think in terms of growth and evolution.


Mercury sextile Venus (3.16)
This aspect always gives some charm to the manners, speech, and writings. It bestows good spirits, a charming, cheerful, happy nature, with much friendliness and sociability. There is, as a rule, a liking for young people and the native himself is often juvenile in his tastes : sometimes there is an element of what is called the child-psychology with its harmless, rather superficial interests and lack of real depth of purpose. This is naturally most observable when the influence of Saturn is not pronounced.
These aspects do not of themselves bestow genius, but they are of great value to a writer or orator, for, though they will not indicate a brilliant intellect, they will give a pleasing expression to the native's thoughts.
In respect of the health it operates very beneficially, indicating absence of mental friction and healthy nerves.
It may bring profit through art, writings, speaking, and any 3rd house activity, although this will be much subordinated to the rest of the map.
For some reason that I cannot explain, the sextile appears to deny or limit the number of children; or there may be a tragic bereavement (Lord Rosebery, Sir Henry Irving), or sorrow of some kind through one of them. It is said that "Genius is sterile"; but it seems strange that a good aspect of Venus to Mercury should have these results. Since Venus dislikes pain and responsibility it might incline the native to avoid the having of children, but it is hard to see why it should affect children adversely when they have arrived. Nevertheless, I refer those who may question this observation to an examination of actual cases.


Venus trine Uranus (1.51)
This is a combination which usually signifies unusual taste and some degree of artistic ability.
There may be talent for music, literature, or the drama; it is often witty, fascinating, humorous, or charming, especially if Leo rises. With a prominent Mars there may be ability for work in metals.
It tends somewhat to eccentricity, sentiment, and romance, the passions being very sensitive.
In many cases it seems to be rather a dumb note and goes no further than a mild liking for music.
So far as externals are concerned it favors popularity, easy circumstances, and enjoyable, though not always steadfast, relations with the other sex. Very much depends upon the ability of the native to find an adequate outlet for the emotional nature, for there is a proclivity towards adventures in love, and the romantic part of the nature may lead to looseness of conduct unless it can be "sublimated" in some harmless way. For example, Petrarch with Venus in Gemini trine Uranus in Libra, expressed his romantic nature by writing sonnets to Laura, while living a perfectly comfortable and respectable life with a wife and several children, being plump and well-fed at a time when, according to his writings, Love denied him food, sleep, and most other necessaries. Or, again, romance may be sought in stranger directions, as in the case of William Blake, who was most happily married, but allowed the eccentricity of Uranus to find vent for itself in such peculiar habits as insisting on receiving and entertaining his guests in a completely unclothed condition, by way of demonstrating beyond all argument the fact of his having regained man's pristine "innocence of childhood pure." Another eccentric, but (so far as I know) perfectly moral Venus-Uranus man was Joseph Smith, the Mormon, who "rationalized" the inner cravings of the aspect by producing a polygamous religion, miraculously revealed.
On the other hand, we owe it to this aspect to record that Queen Victoria had it; but it was wide and separating. Venus was in Aries, and the sudden loss of her husband (Uranus between 7th and 8th houses) seems to have been its exterior effect.


Moon trine Pluto (1.25)
You understand how life works at a deep level. You love life and readily share what you know with others. You could have a knack for finance and investment. You are not a hermit; you like to contribute and be involved with people. You could be a performer or a social activist, bringing something new to the masses. You have a commanding presence. It is not a chore for you to exercise because you like the results. Your mother may be particularly important in your life, which will likely see frequent change and travel. You are good at discarding the old, unneeded stuff to which most people become emotionally attached.


Mars trine Neptune (0.79)
These contacts appear to indicate a clean-minded, honest, straight-dealing character, with decided leanings towards practical helpfulness. The native is charitable, and sees the best in people so far as he is able, but there is also a power to detect insincerity and duplicity. Even with the good aspects the native is likely to have to exert this faculty.
They favor abstemiousness in drink and self-control generally; often there is great care for personal cleanliness. The emotions and passions are often powerful, but controlled and well-directed.
They may bring benefits through the sea and maritime things in general, such as cables, marine stores and instruments, submarine telegraphy, and other shipping matters.
There is frequently a liking for the arts or one of them, but this is much more pronounced with the inharmonious contacts, the harmonious inclining rather to practical affairs.
The health may receive benefit from residence by the sea.


Moon opposite Mars (0.65)
Both the good and bad contacts of these bodies operate in two distinct channels, corresponding to the positive and the negative sides of Mars.
The positive side augments courage, daring, enterprise, and bodily vigor; the negative relates rather to the mental and intellectual parts, and frequently indicates a deep thinker. These two subtypes are very different, the one being essentially vigorous; the other profound. But in both cases there tends to be a practical outlook - it does not incline to a purely intellectual point of view, though a large amount of air in the horoscope may introduce this.
The most usual effect of these aspects in the horoscopes of "nice" people is ill-health - it is rarer to find accidents under the Luni-Martian aspects than it is under those in which the Sun is implicated. Often the health is not robust, there are many illnesses of greater or less severity, and life is not likely to run its full measure, though one may point to such a case as that of Lord Balfour, who after a very delicate infancy lived to an advanced age. Alan Leo is a case wherein, after a healthy life, death came suddenly and unexpectedly.
In another class we find the combative and pugnacious side of the contacts in full play, as for example in the case of Georges Clemenceau, Gandhi, and Ruskin.
The tendency to deep thought is common in the bad contacts, but the native is apt to be influenced too much by his emotions, and there is a rebellious and intolerant element which refuses to see any good in its opponents.
A more disagreeable type is the self-indulgent prodigal, with tendencies to drink and promiscuity. There seems always to be a certain degree of kindheartedness, of a rough and selfish kind - the sort that is kind with other people's money, or when no personal sacrifice is involved. Otherwise this contact may go with a pretty considerable blackguard, the native having little self-respect, self-control, or refinement. Thus we have the cases of "Defalcating Bank Clerk, "Drunkard," "Adventuress," "Young Prodigal," and "Opium and Alcohol."
Sometimes there is obstinacy and self-will, and probably in all examples there is a liability to hot temper or sullenness, but it is certain that in many cases this is not very prominent.
The effects of this influence on the vocation are to incline the native very strongly to seek his own career and make himself independent of others. It points to one who strikes out his own course, and it is probable that in some of the criminal examples this course of life was adopted in order to avoid drudgery, routine, and control by others.
It is unfavorable for the parents, either or both of whom may die young or suffer misfortunes which will affect the whole family. Thus Charles II suffered prolonged exile after his father's beheading, and George IV's father was insane for many years. Frederick the Great of Prussia underwent great cruelties at the hands of his father. Sometimes this influence seems only to extend so far as to make the parent Martian in character or occupation, and sometimes the native is brought into danger by the example of the father, or when following him. It generally denotes that the family history is not altogether a happy or prosperous one.
It is distinctly unfavorable for marriage in the case of males. The wife may be an invalid, meet with accidents, or be of a domineering disposition; or there may be mutual incompatibility.
In the case of women, I think it is unfavorable because of the independence which it signifies; if there is marriage, then I believe that the husband chosen will usually be of the meeker kind, for this contact is intolerant of restraint.
 
 
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