Tuesday, 20 October 2015


 In any given area of life, most people are milling around aimlessly, waiting for someone to tell them what to do, and there’s a small minority of people giving all the orders. These latter people are symbolized in astrology as those who have angular planets (planets located within six degrees of the Ascendant, Descendant, Midheaven, and Nadir). Actually, angular-planet people don’t know much more about what’s happening than anyone else, but they seem to: they have a facility for projecting the impression that they know what they’re doing.  There’s a self-assurance and economy to their actions that induce other people to defer to them and cede them the lead. 

 Angularity symbolizes a sense of belonging, of being in the know, on the inside track.  Angular types are not unconventional, but rather are above convention. They go through the motions of meeting – indeed, exceeding – social expectations; but they put very little importance upon appearances. They are aware (as most people are not) that social conventions and expectations are wholly arbitrary and not to be taken too seriously.  Therefore, they are able to make social role-playing a joyous, fulfilling, fruitful activity, rather than an onerous or daunting enterprise. 

 Practically everyone is personally ambitious; what distinguishes angular types from the rest is their understanding that there is a science to life – a technology for getting what you want.  They don’t sit around waiting for their “lucky break” to drop down from heaven; nor do they just put in the time while slowly moving up the ranks.  They intuit that life is a game, with definite rules – definite steps and decisions that can be made to succeed in the game.  Where most people obey the rules, or more accurately, stumble around in the dark trying to figure out what the rules are, angular types make the rules.

 Angular types possess a talent for self-promotion, not in an officious way, but with a definite noblesse oblige. In contrast to the strength conferred upon planets by virtue of their being posited in their ruling signs (such as the sun in Leo, moon in Cancer, Mercury in Gemini or Virgo, etc.), angular planets exhibit little exuberance or effusiveness. They possess a natural self-control which arises not so much from discipline as from a sense of ease, patience, and forbearance – a sense that life is at one’s service, so there is no need to be pushy or overreaching.  There is nothing blatant or indelicate about angular planets; their energy is not expended needlessly in demonstrativeness or attitudinizing, but is conserved, held back in reserve until needed. 

 People with angular planets are the winners in life because they make that assumption – that they are winners.  And because it’s lonely at the top, angular planets also indicate a certain solitude and isolation:  disinterestedness, detachment, impartiality regarding others. If those with angular planets quite consciously manipulate people and make decisions for the group, they also understand the responsibility that this entails. 

 Angular planets give people that sense of easy self-assurance associated with being a member of the ruling class. In earlier ages this meant membership in the aristocracy; in today’s meritocracy it shows the educated and upwardly mobile as well as those born in the upper classes of society.  People born in the upper classes have a winning attitude inculcated into them from birth (that they “belong”, that they are destined to rule), which is why angularity is associated with high social class and success in life. The members of the upper classes were historically the people who were “bred” to lead and succeed. 

 Of course, there are always wealthy and upper-class natives who have no angular planets.  These are the ones on whom this born-to-command-and-control-one’s-destiny attitude doesn’t stick or fit properly. They turn it into an attitude of snobbery, or one that says that life owes them a living. In other words, although exposed to the “angular” attitude by virtue of their upbringing, they fail to catch the meaning of what a natural sense of prowess, adequacy, and leadership actually entails. They understand the superficial trappings of angularity (success) without grasping its essence (personal responsibility). 

 By the same token, there have always been instances of people born in the lower social classes who by sheer gumption raised themselves up in life in spite of all handicaps.  The people with no angular planets who “make it” on their own in a big way don’t contradict the theory; all this means is that these people made it even without a native sense of fitness to command.  Perhaps they stumbled into the limelight; or maybe they did it through driving ambition, determination, and force of will. In any case, this success will be found to have been accomplished as a freak of nature, or else as a tour de force, rather than as the end result of a natural process of unfoldment.  It means that these natives’ success in life was not the end result of a conscious sense of fitness but rather was the result of extraordinary talent, effort, or luck. In other words, success can come in spite of an absence of angular planets, but in that case the native has to work harder or hit the right combination of fortuitous circumstances in order to get the same effect. 

 It must also be noted that angularity shows nothing of the degree of success attained in life – whether the native set his or her sights high, or aimed for a comfortable niche; whether big success was attained with little pother, or at the cost of great sacrifice and suffering;  indeed, whether success was actually attained, or whether the native went crashing down in flames. This sort of information is shown by benefic / malefic angular planets, and by how well-aspected or afflicted they are. 

 All of the angles symbolize strategies for controlling relationships. What is shown is a deftness in handling people, getting one’s own way, getting other people to accept one on one’s own terms, bending other people to one’s own will; and these strategies are usually quite successful, which is why angularity is considered such a great strength. People with angular planets detach themselves from other people rather than allow themselves to be dragged along by others’ caprices.  Angularity produces a sense of fearlessness – or at least an insusceptibility to the doubts and second thoughts which hamper most people. Angular planet people need less validation and reassurance from others before they act. 

 All four angles show strategies for capitalizing (imposing one’s own rules) upon relationships, and the four angles symbolize four different types of relationships:

 The Ascendant (ASC) symbolizes casual relationships;
 The Descendant (DESC) symbolizes close relationships;
 The Midheaven (MC) symbolizes group relationships; and
 The Nadir (IC) symbolizes solitude.

That is, the Ascendant shows a way of facing people (of coming onto them); the Descendant shows a way of getting around, through, or past people;  the Midheaven shows a way of dominating or directing people; and the Nadir shows a way of standing alone.

 Planets conjunct the Ascendant symbolize a social ease, openness, candidness, straightforwardness – a way of laying all one’s cards on the table that cuts across the usual formalities and rituals which society imposes on casual relationships. These people have nothing to hide or apologize for, and nothing to fear or be ashamed of.  They feel no need to ward other people off through such defenses as pride, irritation, brusqueness, preoccupation, etc.  They are soft-spoken, yet firm and unyielding.  They have a clear sense of personal space – their own and other peoples’ – which is in no way puffed up or stiff.  They are calm and relaxed, with no need to prove themselves or allow other people to impose upon them. People with rising planets succeed by disarming others; they make direct eye contact and are frank and outspoken without being offensive. They manifest an intimacy which is neither warm, compassionate, nor sweet, but is genuine nonetheless.  They immediately put themselves on a personal basis with other people by being pleasant and inviting of manner, and by dealing with others on a basis of equality; and yet they are fundamentally cold – always maintaining their distance and reserve.

 Planets conjunct the Descendant symbolize a species of psychological jujitsu – a way of winning people over by giving way to them. The action of a planet conjunct the Descendant is indirect; it reveals a basic stance or mood vis-à-vis other people rather than a superficial role being played. These planets let others take the lead overtly, directing the flow of things or pulling the strings from the background. Those with setting planets project a part of themselves onto other people, get other people to act out a role for them; therefore the action of a planet conjunct the Descendant can only be seen operating in close relationships, where propinquity and confinement make manipulation possible.  After a fashion, setting planets do describe the marriage (or business) partner in the sense that they symbolize what natives seek in partnership – what part of themselves they want others to act out openly for them.

 Planets conjunct the Midheaven show people controlling or taking the lead in a group, putting themselves in the saddle, pushing themselves onward and upward.  Natives with these planets make a basic assumption of leadership or superiority (dominance): they possess a sense of special destiny and an urge to strike out on their own.  Where those with rising plants know who they are, those with culminating planets know where they’re going. They project a cool competence and expect to be looked up to and esteemed – role models for others to follow.  Planets conjunct the Midheaven have a parental or mother-hen sense to them – responsible and protective, but also tending to herd other people around.  

 Planets conjunct the Nadir symbolize rootedness, conservatism, stability, staying power,  firmness.  Natives with these planets have an ability to remain unmoved and unruffled, to withstand the pressures of daily living by tuning into deeper currents or meanings in life.  While all the angles symbolize a “holding apart” from other people, the Nadir especially symbolizes going it alone.  Planets conjunct this angle don’t wait for others, rely on others, or depend on others.  There is a spiritual manifestation with this angularity rather than a material one: from the spiritual point of view, the Nadir is actually the most powerful angle, since it is not as tied to the standards of success in society as are the other three angles – it shows a self-validating form of strength.  

 The following table gives key words for the various planets when angular. For example, the keyword for the moon when conjunct any angle is emotional.  Thus the moon conjunct the Ascendant shows emotional intimacy = tender; the moon conjunct the Descendant shows emotional manipulation = fervent;  the moon conjunct the Midheaven shows emotional dominance = protective ; and the moon conjunct the Nadir shows emotional firmness = whole-hearted.

Keywords for the Angular Planets



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Sun/ASC – Sincere – you are down-to-earth, earnest, and plain-spoken.  You have a sense of rightful place and fitness, and you are self-assured in any social situation without being snobbish or pushy (complacent).  You command respect by your sheer reasonableness and unruffled insouciance. 

Sun/DESC – Influential – You are unassuming and solicitous, but don’t permit others to get too close or too personal (cold).  Egalitarian and encouraging, others nonetheless quite naturally defer to your authoritativeness and resolve.

Sun/MC – Utopian – You dedicate your life to a cause or belief system, and measure your progress against some abstract standard of morality and comportment, rather than in terms of social rewards (superiority). Where most people are intent upon the path beneath their feet, you are always looking beyond the horizon towards an ideal reality.

Sun/IC – Staunch – Low-key and polite, you are also resolute, unyielding, and possess an unflagging perseverance and determination (obstinacy).  Other people rely upon your integrity, scrupulousness, and deep sense of personal honor.

Moon/ASC – Tender – You are soft, gentle, innocent, and easily moved (wounded).  You show your feelings quite openly – you wear your heart on your sleeve – which makes you a sympathetic listener on the one hand, and outspoken and tart on the other.

Moon/DESC – Fervent – You are lively, voluble, and vehement (touchy).  You possess an intense energy and sparkle which dazzles other people, and inclines them to accede to your wishes.  

Moon/MC – Protective – You possess a refinement and delicacy (prissiness) that is attuned to psychological subtleties and the feelings of other people in your social milieu.  You project a sense of emotional equilibrium – of calm in the storm – to which others look for refuge.

Moon/IC – Whole-hearted – You are sensitive and tenacious, and responsive primarily to your own inner voice (solipsistic). You are self-reliant and prefer being alone and on your own in life.

Mercury/ASC – Fresh – You are artless and guileless (naïve). You have a youthfulness and eagerness that take delight in the simplest of things.  You inspire others with your high spirits and cheerfulness.
Mercury/DESC – Judicious – You possess a down-home simplicity and objectivity (remoteness), and you are willing to take other people’s feelings and viewpoints into account. You are believable and reasonable, and hence inspire the trust of others.

Mercury/MC – Glib – You are unabashed, frank, and cocky (brusque). You are a good talker, offering a wry and perceptive commentary on the passing scene. You have a highly original point of view and slant on life, and are a wellspring of good ideas.

Mercury/IC – Canny – You are cool-headed and high-principled, with keen powers of analysis (cynical).  You are shrewd and emotionally guarded, with a capacity for sober judgment in any emergency.

Venus/ASC – Vulnerable – You are genial, unaffected, and innocent (self-indulgent).  You have a knack for getting on a familiar basis with everyone you meet. You endear yourself to others with your unsophisticated impetuousness and optimism.

Venus/DESC – Game – You are plucky, experimentative, and willing to give other people’s ideas and impulses a shot (gullible). People are swayed by your naïve enthusiasm and buoyancy even in the face of difficulties.

Venus/MC – Feisty – You are irreverent and possess a devil-may-care alacrity (peppery). You are a good facilitator because you have a mischievous, elfin, or saucy quality which seduces the acquiescence of others, making any activity enjoyable.

Venus/IC – Gracious – You are obliging, mannerly, and correct (stuffy).  You are meticulous and orderly, and are repelled by any harshness or indelicacy. You strive to create an agreeable and congenial environment for yourself and the people around you.

Mars/ASC – Adamant – You are unflinching, and possess the ability to stand fast and hold your own in the face of adversity (contrary). Your placid, tractable exterior barely conceals an intense, high-wire energy. You are blunt, outfront, and do not shy from expressing your opinions.

Mars/DESC – Steadfast – You are mild of manner, but iron-willed (headstrong).  You are good-natured and obliging in the nonessentials, and have a knack for being forceful and unyielding without being overreaching or giving needless offense.

Mars/MC – Gutsy – You are fearless and adventurous (pigheaded).  You are willing to take risks and to fly with your gut-level hunches, and you have a knack for always landing on your feet.
Mars/IC – Assiduous – You hold your feelings inside, keep a stiff upper lip, and cannot be diverted or deflected (heedless). You have good powers of concentration and the ability to bring all your energy to bear upon your project or object of the moment.  

Jupiter/ASC – Understanding – You are hopeful and altruistic (know-it-all).  You prefer harmony and coexistence with other people, and take pains to respect their feelings and give them their due. You are not so much compassionate or sympathetic as humane, with a feeling of detached good will towards men.

Jupiter/DESC – Avuncular – You have a benevolent and accepting outlook on life and other people, and are enthusiastic, forward-looking, and disinterested (haughty).  Your cheerfulness even in suffering calls up the sympathy and good wishes of others in turn.

Jupiter/MC – Perspicacious – You are a model of equanimity and patience (mulishness).  You are able to take a long view, and so are undaunted by temporary setbacks.  You are the backbone of any group because of your ironic good humor and ability to take difficulties in stride.  

Jupiter/IC – Brisk – You are good-natured, tolerant, and resilient (above-it-all). You don’t take things personally, but have a smooth and lofty manner which minimizes friction and bother, and which keeps you free of compromising entanglements. 

Saturn/ASC – Poised – You are cool, self-possessed, and outspoken (curt).  You have good analytical and critical faculties, and are definite in your opinions. You sway other people with your unvarnished frankness and unshakable conviction.

Saturn/DESC – Uncompromising – You are calm, level-headed, and serious (intransigent).  You are undaunted, always ready to shoulder responsibility and go that extra mile; and your formidability awes and overwhelms other people.

Saturn/MC – Dignified – You have a strong sense of being anyone’s equal (broody).  You permit no trespass upon your private space, and you endeavor not to depend too much upon others.  You are at your best when working by and for yourself.

Saturn/IC – Modest – You are plain, unvarnished, and unpretentious (undiplomatic). You are neither timid nor shy, but rather are unobtrusive. You hide nothing, defend nothing, and keep your distance by being wide-open and nonjudgmental.  

Uranus/ASC – Eccentric – You are truly an original, with a unique and unusual point of view, and an unabashed indifference to what other people think of you (toughness). Although you have a strong character and let it all hang out, you aren’t pushy but are inclined to give others as much space as you demand for yourself.

Uranus/DESC – Spontaneous – You are forthright, self-sufficient, and impulsive (capricious).  Your imaginativeness, boldness, and irrepressibility create a momentum which sweeps other people up and carries them along.

Uranus/MC – Free-spirited – You are idealistic and visionary, and recognize no authority but your own (contumacious). You are perceptive and intellectually quick. You prefer to strike out on your own rather than conform to society’s expectations of you.

Uranus/IC – Fearless – You are dynamic, resourceful, and free-thinking (wrong-headed).  You have a capacity for plunging ahead and making sudden, drastic changes in your environment and life-style whenever your life situation becomes too restrictive.

Neptune/ASC – Attuned – You have a great capacity for understanding the feelings of others (moody).  You are able to pick up and address emotional undercurrents – what’s really going on beneath the surface – in any relationship. You are on your own wavelength:  not so much spaced-out as brooding and introspective.

Neptune/DESC – Aloof – You are genial and pleasant, but keep your own counsel (uncommunicative). You are neither selfish nor reclusive, but rather trust completely in your own instincts, and thus have little need for the reassurance of others.

Neptune/MC – Retiring – You follow the dictates of your own heart rather than worry about living up to some self-image.  Albeit outwardly sociable, this is just a mask you wear to fulfill other people’s expectations so that they’ll leave you alone (unmannerly).  You lack worldly ambition since your chief desire is for an island of peace unto yourself away from the clamor of the world. 

Neptune/IC – Hopeful – You tend to be upright, principled, and high-minded (quixotic). You have a positive approach to life which looks to the good sides of people and events without being naïve or easily gulled.

Pluto/ASC – Flashy – You come on strong and make a powerful impression, though you have the saving grace of an ironic good-humor (obstinate). You are alert and opportunistic, driven by a high-wire energy.

Pluto/DESC – Cunning – You are outspoken and to the point (sarcastic), and have a gift for seeing clearly through superficial role-playing and posturing. You are able to avoid the snares of other people because you are alert to their covert manipulation, and you are not afraid to call a spade a spade.  

Pluto/MC – Competent – You are confident and decisive, and believe that you are capable of anything (snobbish).  Together with your can-do optimism you are thorough, meticulous, and willing to go to any extreme to implement your vision.

Pluto/IC – Stubborn – You are self-assured and opinionated (deaf). You are capable of taking a position and making a stand without being arrogant or offensive.  Overtly agreeable and tractable, you are skilled in the art of winning acquiescence without yielding an inch.

Ruler ASC conjunct ASC – Self-possessed – You are straightforward and direct, and mince no words (tactless). You are able to be yourself – natural and at ease – in any surroundings.  You are proud, stately, and never compromise your dignity.

Ruler DESC conjunct DESC – Self-contented – You are breezy, insouciant, and unaffected (self-centered).  You are confident and have a positive outlook because you feel complete unto yourself. You don’t need (or leave much room for) the support of other people in your life.

Ruler MC conjunct MC – Self-sustaining – You have an unflagging faith in yourself and your ability to succeed (overweening). You are never at a loss, but are able to make the best of whatever situation you find yourself in.

Ruler IC conjunct IC – Self-cloistering – You are friendly and sociable, but fundamentally are a loner, and you find sustained contact with other people grating or enervating (self-pampering). You are happiest and do your best work alone, on your own.

Source: http://www.dearbrutus.com/angularity.html


Planets That Conjunct the Ascendent

If you have a planet conjunct the ASC, people will see it. You won’t be able to hide it, even if you want. You may want to but it is futile. You may as well learn about it( because it is not going away). That is what this article is about——-Planets that conjunct the ASC.

1, Chiron conjunct the ASC- –I seem to specialize in this because I seem to have “discovered” that it means severe bullying. I am not saying I discovered this, per se . I just have never seen it stated by anyone else and I found it by doing charts. Hence, I tried to understand why and came upon some conclusions. If humans see pain, they attack. Why is this? Fear, probably. Not all humans are bullies but enough are that a person with this placement will go through a version of hell on earth.

2. Moon conjunct the ASC–this is said to give a person good looks. In my experience, this is true. They may have an adorable baby face. This person will wear his heart on his sleeve, no matter what else he has in his charrt, even a strong secretive Pluto. The Moon conjunct the ASC or MC will show his heart to the world. I have the Moon conjunct the MC, so know about this. The ASC is slightly different, in that it relates to his normal life and not his career life. Trying to separate these is artificial . Both placements show their hearts. However, the ASC placement shows his heart more in daily life. The MC placement shows his heart more in his career and to society, in general. I do agree about this. I am not as open in my daily life as I am in my career. The chart never lies down to the very details.

3. Neptune conjunct the ASC–I have heard that people with this get bullied. I have 2 accounts of this but that is all. I do know that it gives a glamorous sense to the person as in a Jackie O. She may have had this. For the native, it gives an amorphous sense of self, which is HARD. I have Neptune in the 1st House and I struggle to feel whole and not fragmented. Conjunct the ASC is very much stronger and so they struggle to feel solid. If people see this, that could bring out bullying.

4. Pluto conjunct the ASC is very different from any of the above. It is a powerhouse and comes by it naturally. You will love him or hate him, but you WON”T miss him. He is large. He walks and talks large. If it is a woman, she walks and talks large, even if she is petite. Pluto conj the ASC is the sign of the leader. He will not be bullied into taking a sheeple position so he can fit in. He was not made to fit in but to stand out. I love this position as you know where you stand and that means a lot in this day of airy, fairy political correctness.

5.Mars conjunct the ASC—This is a wonderful placement and horrible placement. I think we can say that about this. It gives the person get up and go and great assertiveness. However, these traits may make the person obnoxious. If you have Mars conjunct the ASC, be careful you are not obnoxious and alienate people. These people do not seem to realize that they are alienating people until everyone leaves and they don’t know why. Check yourself before you wreck yourself as Ali G says.

6.Venus conjunct the ASC–Just as Mars conjunct the ASC may be obnoxious, Venus conjunct the ASC is charming. This placement confers beauty and grace. You will feel it from the person and you will enjoy being in his/her presence. This placement is a pure gift.

7.Mercury conjunct the ASC—This placement gives a warm, friendly, chatty vibe to the native. They are good listeners and curious about all things. They may have an impish look to them, as if they are conjuring up mischief and they probably are.

8. Sun Conjunct ASC–these natives have a natural self confidence. It is a gift but they have to be careful that they are not too self centered. There is a balance. Self confidence is needed. However, there is a fine line between self centered and self confidence. This is a struggle for every human being but more so for the person with Sun conjunct the ASC. In this case, look to the house in which Leo is on the cusp. That sphere of life will be what the native brings to the world.

9. Jupiter conj the ASC–I have saved the best for last. Jupiter is opening presents on Christmas day. Jupiter just feels good. We all like to be near a “feel-good” person. This native is popular because he spreads feel good vibes like fairy dust. He does not have to try. They exude from him. He may have a hard time controlling his weight. Jupiter enlarges what it touches. It gives him a big spirit in the manner of Santa Claus but santa had a weight problem, too.

10. Uranus conjunct the ASC–We can say weird-o in one word. Does weird have to be bad? No, only weirdos take risks to provide growth for the rest of us. Any great reformer was a weirdo until time caught up with him. That may have been long after his death, as isthe case with many great musicians, poets and artists. Uranus conjunct the ASC will show his individuality, somehow. He may dress weird, wear strange make-up or have an opinion that makes everyone spill his drink at the cocktail party. The Unaspected Uranus is the most beautiful Unaspected Planet, in my opinion. Here is a person who is totally himself. Don’t we all want that?

11. Saturn conjunct the ASC–This can be a mixed bag but mostly hard. The good part would be that they can have beautiful facial structure in the way of an Angelica Huston. It will be strong and very dignified looking. The bad part is that they can have bone and teeth problems. I know one Saturn conjunct the ASC who had a dentist break his baby tooth such that the adult tooth grew in weird. I know several Capricorn ASC’s ( which is similar) who have had long beak like noses and many got nose jobs.

Emotionally, Saturn conjunct the ASC can make a person grow up fast. He will have the persona of an old man when he is a child. Do you know those children who look like wise old men. I bet they have Saturn conjunct the ASC or a Capricorn ASC.

Source:  http://mychristianpsychic.com/journal/planets-that-conjunct-the-ascendent/

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Planets in the 1st House

The First House is the house of the self. It signifies what someone IS. This means, that the body, the mind, and the behavior of the native are largely influenced by this house and any planet or mathematical point that is positioned inside it. Everything that has to do with one’s appearance falls under rulership of this house. The areas close to the ascendant are responsible for the physical self, while areas near to the cusp of the second house represent mostly behaviors; thus it is also ruling style, clothing and everything artificial that is part of the native. Read more about the First house and the life areas it represents.

The presence of a planet in the house has direct impact on the individual’s life, as the planet’s energy directly manifests through his existence. When there are two or more planets located in the house, their energies blend and the native receives traits from all. Also, the first house receives a great impact from the ruling planet of the rising sign (the sign in which is located the Ascendant, or else the first house cusp).

Planets in the first house:

Sun: One of the greatest placements for the Sun, giving abundance of vitality, leadership abilities and success in many life areas. Natives with such a natal aspect have a beautiful physical appearance and a strong father who is a figure of authority. Natal Sun in the 1st house makes the person self-confident and proud of himself, and he will receive a lot of respect during his life. Read more about the effects that the Sun has in the first house.
Moon: When the Moon is present in the house of self, the person becomes compassionate and sentimental. Emotions flow deep and strong, and there is a great need for being nurtured. The mind of the native receives a lot of feminine energy and the Moon grants a strong intuition. Such people can many times foresee things or intuitively catch information hovering around them. Read more about this natal Moon placement.

Mercury: As Mercury is the planet of intelligence, his presence in the first house creates a sharp mind who strives for learning. Information and knowledge become a daily need for such an individual, and they can excel in all types of intellectual work. A wonderful placement for writers, mathematicians, accountants, programmers and anyone who is involved with processing data. Read more about natal Mercury in the first house.

Venus: The planet of beauty influences the appearance of the native, making him attractive to the masses. This natal placement gives a great love for one’s self-image, and the native will invest a lot in his personal style. Such people have a love for beautiful clothes, jewels and taking care of their body. It gives love for the arts and beautiful objects, while also a need for luxury in the native’s life. Read more about the effects of Venus when located in the house of self.

Mars: With the red planet located in the first house, the native becomes a warrior. Mars usually creates an athletic body and an aggressive mind, a love for martial arts and makes the person a pioneer. There are tendencies for impulsiveness and over-confidence, while also possibilities of accidents when Mars is adversely afflicted by aspects from other planets. Read more about how Mars influences the body and mind of the individual.

Jupiter: When the grand benefic is located in the 1st house, the person becomes gracious and generous. This planet creates the optimist, and brings a lot of luck in all areas of his life. It can act like a guardian angel and gives a love for philosophy and religion. This is one of the best natal placements one can have. Read more about the gifts of Jupiter when in the 1st house.

Saturn: Even though Saturn is a malefic planet, his presence in the 1st house can have its benefits too. This planet gives the most serious approach to an individual, making him responsible and reserved. This aspect is good for making a career, as the person knows how to structure his time and his mind in order to achieve success. On the other hand, the presence of Saturn can create a difficult and depressive character, lacking smile and joy in his life. Read more about the Saturn in the house of self.

Uranus: What else can happen when the planet of eccentricity directly affects the house of self? Uranus creates the pioneer, the genius, the weirdo. These people are definitely something different from the masses; they love freedom and are rebellious- even if there is no apparent reason to do so. This placement gives love for strange clothes and an eccentric appearance that will provoke others, while also can bring great abilities in innovative technologies. Read more about how Uranus in the first house.

Neptune: The mysterious planet Neptune is responsible for creating the daydreamers, the people who blend reality with fantasy. This placement can make the native a passive person, as he is prone to receiving without filters all the information and feelings that hover around him. A position creating people with psychic abilities, potential of becoming good psychologists or otherwise get involved with healing and altruistic service to the mankind. Read more about how Neptune functions in the first house.

Pluto: The presence of Pluto in one’s first house creates a rather intensive person, with a dark style and penetrative eyes. Such people have a love for power and can be very dominative, while also makes money play an important role in their life. Highly secretive, they prefer to keep their true self in shadows, while can easily uncover the secrets of other people. Read more about the presence of Pluto in the 1st house.

Natal Venus trine Saturn

What happens when Venus trines Saturn in a native’s natal chart? Venus is considered as one of the most beneficial planets of our Solar system, while Saturn as a malefic. When the two planets form a trine aspect in a chart, their energies flow harmonically, allowing their best qualities to bloom in the chart owner’s reality.

The trine aspect means that the two planets are about 120 degrees apart in the zodiac circle, and in case they are indeed exactly in such an angle the aspect is in its full power. Nevertheless, it rarely happens that two planets form exactly 120 degrees between them; thus there exists an orb of approximately 7 degrees on either side, where the planetary relation is still considered a trine. The further away it is from the exact trine, the less strong is the influence of the planets’ aspect in the life of the native. We should though mention, that in case the orb is less than 3 degrees, the aspect has enough strength to have drastic effects on the chart owner.

Venus is the planet of plentifulness, beauty, joy and love. Full of positive energy, when in trine with another planet it strengthens its powers and blunts its destructive energy. Saturn is considered a malefic, because he is usually teaching in hard ways the human beings. Nevertheless, a lot of positive can derive from him. He is governing stability, maturity, and when in a good aspect with Venus his coldness and melancholy are dissolved by the Venusian rays.

When someone has a trine between Venus and Saturn, it usually signifies a loving grandparent. The person usaully receives a lot of love from elderly people in his early life, and learns to love and respect the third age. There is high possibility of taking care or being friends with people lot older in age, which in the end has a great effect on the person’s karma. Saturn’s transits are not so difficult periods as to other people, and the planet acts mostly as a gentle teacher and not as a pushy one.
They are usually cautious in love, knowing exactly what they want to give and receive spiritually when in a bond with another person. Their long-term relationships tend to be very flourishing, keeping the spark of love lot longer than others do. Long-term partners are chosen carefully, as they like people with whom there is mutual respect. They are feeling lot more comfortable in a long term relationship, as they find little meaning in casual adventures. Even their short love stories involve a deep human connection between the partners, at least from their side.

The same cautious attitude they have towards money. They are not stingy, but keep a constructive eye on their spendings, and do not indulge in overexpenses. Saturn, as a planet highly responsible for poverty issues, does not put his grim hand on them – in periods of crises they still have what they need materially and financially. This is even more frequent when either Venus or Saturn are in the 2nd or 8th house, or either of the two planets is governing these houses. Of course, there should be no other adverse aspects of malefics imposed on the two planets; otherwise the whole outcome is different.

Natives with Saturn trining Venus are usually becoming good parents, and even better grandparents. They teach their children and grandchildren with care, raising them to become conscious and respective to others. They like encouraging younger people to develop their own character, rather than trying to impose them role models that they should follow.

The natives with such a placement are very aware of self-discipline. There is high possibility that they learnt it through osmosis from an elder person in their early years, and it is quite possible to achieve success in the life departments that this planetary aspect takes place. They are late bloomers, and success usually comes after their 35th birthday. They have strong work ethics, and usually attract older people as friends, who tend to become their protectors and advisors. The good relationship with grandparents is usually a pattern that builds a great approach to all elders, thus it is very easy for a native to enter circles of influential elder people which will make him feel a part of it. Also, this placement makes leveling up in groups or organizations easy, as the people who are higher in the hierarchy are seeing a lot of potential in the native and act in favor of him.

If Venus or Saturn are in the 5th or in the 7th house, the love affairs of the natives involve older partners quite often. When in the 7th, there is also possibility of marriage with an older partner, especially if Venus is present at the end of the trine. If it is Saturn that is present in the 7th, it can give a quite long relationship with an elder person, but block marriage as a ceremony and papers.

They tend to be old-fashioned, preferring to be dressed well but classical. They like elegance, but usually do not experiment with extremes in their look. The right word to be used for such kind of natives is “classy”. People with such a placement are fortunate enough to age beautifully – sometimes when their hair begins to become silver they are even more beautiful than in their young ages.
Natives with Saturn trinng Venus are usually quite lucky. When Venus is present in the 2nd, 8th or 11th house, there are possibilities of unexpected windfalls of money. There can be reappearing incidents of being in the right place at the right time, even if there usually is a background of working towards that type of goals.

Usually, the more they age, the less problems they have. This could be also a reason behind their graceful ageing, as happiness is carved on their faces and stabilizing their look in such a way. They do not age harshly, and usually look younger than their age, although their hair can start changing color a lot earlier.

Saturn trine Venus is a great aspect to have, as it softens the role of the greatest malefic. People with such a placement are considered to be lucky, or to carry good Karma from previous lives, as Saturn is highly responsible about Karma. In the present life, one could mention that the blessings of the elder people towards them empowered their reality, and that the prayers of their beloved grandparents materialized.


Thursday, 30 October 2014

Venus-Saturn Aspects—Good Qualities You Wouldn’t Suspect

by Donna Cunningham

Venus-Saturn aspects are often given entirely negative interpretations, but speaking as one who has the conjunction, it gets better and better as life goes on. In my 70s, I feel more comfortable and happy in social situations than I ever have in my life.
Because of their stability, work ethic, and willingness to support those with similar goals, youthful people with Venus–Saturn conjunctions and trines often attract friends  among successful, slightly older people who then become mentors and protectors.
One reader asked whether grandparents played a major role in the upbringing of a Venus-Saturn person.  Yes, I often see that a grandparent was a loving and major influence in the person’s life, and that the person may have taken on some of the grandparent’s better qualities.
Love affairs in youth often involve older partners — almost like father or mother figures — who help them acquire a social polish that might not have been learned at home. (It’s an aspect that often confers upward mobility.) At midlife and beyond, their partners are often younger.
Not as trendy and fashion-forward as Venus–Jupiter or Venus–Uranus people in their sense of beauty, Venus–Saturn folks are likely to have an elegant, classical look. In fact, there’s an air about many of them that just says class. They often age beautifully — it’s those enviable cheekbones. They grow in poise and confidence as they come into their own, professionally and socially.
Venus–Saturn people might be rather reserved and formal, but they’re solid and steady, a source of practical support and sage advice when you need them. If you asked their help in moving, they’d have your move organized and a reliable moving company hired before you finished asking.
There is a kind of luck that happens with Venus–Saturn aspects, since Venus (along with Jupiter) is a good luck planet. Because of Saturn’s presence, there are windfalls due to an innate instinct of timing — being the right person in the right place at the right time. Then, too, you’ve worked hard to prepare for what you’ll be doing, so your good fortune isn’t entirely an accident. With breaks like these, observers rightfully remark, “You must be living right.”
Maturing with Style and Grace: The Promise of Venus and Saturn
 Just as Uranus is the planet most associated with adolescence and young adulthood, Saturn is the planet most associated with the later decades, especially those after our second Saturn return at ages 58–60. Many of the women with this aspect seem to age gracefully, with a more chiseled profile, silver hair, and an increasingly elegant fashion sense.
Part of what makes this type so striking is the poise and confidence that come with having risen to the top of whatever hierarchy matters to them, whether it’s a pinnacle of career achievements or of social status.
In her 70s, Tina Turner continued to be a knockout — incredible legs and all — in her concert tours. Other female stars with Venus–Saturn trines whose appeal seems to grow rather than fade are Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
If you have a Venus–Saturn aspect of any sort, you too can hope to get better as you get older, but if you have the trine, you probably already possess many of the necessary qualities. A classic style quite possibly comes more naturally to you than to most people, and the mature years are bound to be your best ever. We’re old a lot longer than we’re young, and there’s no reason that we can’t live and love and keep on growing for all of our years.
Who are the Venus-Saturn People? Celebrities  born with Venus and Saturn conjunct—the strongest connection between these two planets—include Matt Damon, Donald Trump, Denzel Washington, Ashley Judd, Vanessa Williams, Queen Latifah, and Sean Penn.

Source: http://skywriter.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/venus-saturn-aspects-good-qualities-you-wouldnt-expect/

Friday, 24 October 2014

Sun/Moon Midpoint in synastry

 When one of your inner planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars) or important points (North/ South Node, Vertex, Sun/Moon midpoint, Ascendant/Descendant, IC/MC axis) makes a hard aspect (conjunction, square, opposition) to another person’s Sun/Moon midpoint, a significant bond is indicated.

The Sun/Moon Midpoint in Synastry

The Sun/Moon midpoint is a very sensitive point, which represents the synthesis of one’s ego expression and emotional energy. This point has been said to represent a point of “inner marriage” and represents our closest relationships, as it represents the synthesis of our masculine (Sun) and feminine (Moon) energies.

You’ll often find synastry aspects involving the Sun/Moon midpoint in the synastry charts of significant relationships. In this case, the planet person brings the Midpoint person’s feminine and masculine energies together, making them feel complete. The person whose Sun/Moon midpoint is activated is likely to feel more balanced around the planet person. You feel like you belong together, and the attraction is irresistible. The Midpoint person is generally the one who feels more attracted, based on this aspect.

Synastry Aspects

Sun to Sun/Moon midpoint aspects: The Sun person’s inner being and overall personality make the midpoint owner feel content and complete. The midpoint owner is likely to feel they have met the “one” in the Sun person.

Moon to Sun/Moon midpoint aspects: The way the Moon person expresses her feelings makes the midpoint owner feel understood and loved. The midpoint owner is likely to feel comforted in the presence of the Moon person.

Mercury to Sun/Moon midpoint aspects: The way the Mercury person communicates makes the midpoint owner feels comfortable and understood. The midpoint owner is likely to feel accepted in the presence of the Mercury person.

Venus to Sun/Moon midpoint aspects: The way the Venus person shows affection, as well as Venus’ social graces and personal style, is very attractive to the midpoint person. The midpoint owner is likely to feel accepted and in love in the presence of the Venus person.

​Mars to Sun/Moon midpoint aspects: The Mars person’s sexual charisma and assertiveness energizes the midpoint person. The midpoint person is likely to feel more proactive and assertive in the presence of the Mars person.

Ascendant to Sun/Moon midpoint aspects: The physical appearance of the Ascendant person is likely to make the midpoint person feel attracted, as well as secure in their own self-expression.

IC/MC axis to Sun/Moon midpoint aspects: The career or status of the MC person is likely to help the midpoint owner succeed in their own career. In addition, since the IC is involved, the midpoint owner is likely to feel “at home” with the IC person.

North/South Node to Sun/Moon midpoint aspects: This is a karmic connection. The Nodes represents one’s destiny. When this aspect is present in synastry, the union is fated, and the couple has a past-life connection.

Vertex to Sun/Moon midpoint aspects: This aspect indicates a fated, karmic connection. The two of you feel as though you are meant to be with each other. This is likely to be a life-changing relationship.