Just for Women

Astrological Profile for Grace Kelly

by Gloria Star





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Your Chart Data


Name: Grace Kelly
Date: Nov 12, 1929
Time: 05:31:00 AM EST +05:00
Place: Philadelphia,PA
075W10'00" 39N57'00"







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Elemental Balance

Modal Balance




3 Fire

3 Cardinal




1 Earth

5 Fixed




2 Air

4 Mutable




6 Water


























Interpretation text copyright 1997 by Gloria Star
Program Copyright 1985-2003 Matrix Software, Inc.


Just for Women

An Astrological Portrait

Prepared for Grace Kelly

Your astrological chart provides an amazing guidepost to the most important aspect of your life: an understanding of yourself. As a woman today, you face the challenge of discovering yourself within the context of many life experiences. You wear a variety of faces and play many roles, experiences which can both enhance and complicate your feeling of satisfaction with yourself and your life. Your astrological chart provides indicators which help to define who you are, strengthening an understanding of your needs on every level. Each chart is different in its make-up, and the myriad combinations of influences help to underscore the importance of each person as an individual. One thing you must remember when working with astrology: it is through your free will that you make choices. Your "chart" does not make you do anything!

We are finally acknowledging and realizing within today's world, that men and women experience life differently. The workings of your psyche, symbolized by your astrological chart, are likely to be experienced quite differently through your filter as a woman than they would be if you were born male. This report is designed for you, a woman in a world of change, a woman seeking to become whole.

Your natal, or birth, chart is made up of several factors. Drawn upon a circular wheel, your natal chart shows the positions of the planets relative to your place, date and time of birth. Everything is indicated symbolically, with each symbol having specific meanings. The planets, Sun and Moon are placed around the circle, and each is placed within a particular degree of a sign of the zodiac. The planets, Sun and Moon are energy bodies, and the astrological signs indicate how these energies work. Just as you are a complex of feelings, needs, drives and desires - your natal chart maps these qualities. You will also notice that the planetary symbols fall within particular segments of the circle. These segments, called "Houses", indicate the specific environments and relationships which are part of your life. You may find, upon reading your report, that there are a few contradictions. For example, one factor may indicate independence, while another shows strong dependency. It is not unusual to experience contradictions within yourself, and that is just what your chart illustrates about you! But when you reflect upon these qualities within the context in which they are explained, you may discover some self-illuminating facts about yourself. Self-understanding has a marvelous way of emphasizing your personal power!


An Overall Glimpse at Your Astrological Chart

The astrological signs are defined by one of four elements: fire, earth, air or water. The fire and air elements have a yang (masculine polarity) quality, and tend to be more outgoing and assertive in their nature, whereas the earth and water elements have a yin (feminine polarity) quality, and are more receptive by nature. The elemental balance in your chart is determined by the amount of energy within each elemental sign. The factors added together to find this balance of energy include the Sun, Moon, planets and the angles of the Ascendant and Midheaven.

You are a "feeling" type of woman with water strongly predominant in your chart. Your sensibilities can range from psychic to moody, but one thing is certain: you are definitely impressionable. Your artistic endeavors and creative expression may elicit a strong response from others, since you have a deep sense of passion. Your insightful nature can be especially keen, and your compassion for others can extend strong support. You may find it difficult to separate your feelings from those of everyone around you, and building some emotional boundaries can strengthen judgment of personal relationships. However, your concern for others can be a positive thing if you have a healthy way of channeling it. The elemental balance in your astrological chart indicates that earth is a weak factor, signifying that you may sometimes feel a need for greater stability. Practical matters may not always be a primary consideration when making major decisions. The problem with little earth is usually related to not being in touch with the physical plane, which can cause you to lose your focus or to ignore physical reality. During the times in your life when you feel out of touch or uncertain, get back to nature. Take a walk in the park or woods, garden, hug a tree, work with clay, or get a massage to remind yourself that you are part physical, too!

Another aspect of your basic nature is determined by the balance of the modes in your chart. The modes are also defined by sign, which are grouped together as either cardinal, fixed or mutable. You have fixed energy strongest, which helps to account for your ability to stay with a project, relationship or idea until you are satisfied or until your responsibility is fulfilled. The downfall of this strength is not knowing when to let go, and you can be quite stubborn when facing the possibility of change or challenge. However, you also have adequate amounts of mutable energy, which is expressed through your ability to remain flexible when necessary.


You may also be concerned with the areas in your chart which appear to be empty. Never fear, these houses are not really vacant! You are just not placing as much emphasis in these relationships or environments, or you may be satisfying these needs through other dimensions of your life.


Projection of Your Real Self

Sometimes showing the world who you really are is not easy, and sometimes the world may not respond as you had hoped! It's helpful to take a look at the differences and similarities between the attitudes, impressions and images you project and the person who resides at the core of your being.

With your Sun in Scorpio your ego is driven by a need to be almost enigmatic. You're more comfortable when at least a little mystery surrounds you, and you can exude a strong level of sensual charm. You're rarely halfway about anything, and your intensity can be daunting to those who are uncomfortable with confrontation. Since your Sun speaks of "who you think you are," you may think that you're more mysterious than you are in actuality! No bother - you're still a mystery to most, so you're safe!

Your Ascendant is the face you present to the world, and shows how others see you. Your Ascendant, or rising sign, is Scorpio. Through this quality you project an aura of intrigue, and may not like to be the center of attention. Even if you are comfortable with attention, you are not comfortable with a loss of privacy and may have secrets from even your closest friends and companions. Your gaze may be intense, as though you are looking through someone - which you just might be, since you are likely to be quite perceptive. Pluto, the planetary energy associated with your Ascendant, is in Cancer in your chart. Part of your magnetism may stem from your awareness of the true power which resides in your being a woman. By embracing the full nature of this power, you project an aura of strength, courage and intensity that few can ignore.

With Mercury conjunct your Ascendant, others will always see you as a communicator. You could be in the grocery store minding your own business and someone is likely to ask you a question - and generally, you know the answers! Your personality is outgoing, and may even be somewhat mischievous. Sharing your ideas is natural and easy, and you may be quite talkative. To enhance your communication abilities, concentrate on becoming an exceptional listener.

The energy of Venus in conjunction with your Ascendant adds a sense of style and grace to your personality and self-projection. Others may find you attractive, especially if you've learned to enhance your best attributes. You may be physically attractive, but are also capable of allowing your inner beauty to shine through which compliments you in a very positive way. Your love of beauty and desire for harmony are high priorities, but you must be careful to avoid becoming too self-serving, expecting that just because you find something valuable that you must necessarily have it.

With Neptune in sextile aspect to your Ascendant you may have a very powerful mystical quality, and most people will find you quite charming. Your sensitivity toward others may be marked, and you may be quite adept in your perceptive abilities. This is an excellent energy connection if you are involved in the arts in any way. In fact you may be especially well suited to the performing arts. You can be mesmerizing, and may be quite capable of changing your image to suit a variety of circumstances.

There are many different facets of the Moon in your chart. But when it comes to your identity, your Moon speaks volumes about who you are at the deepest level: the soul of your being. Your Moon in Pisces feels everything. The joy of a child petting a puppy, the thrill of a ballet dancer in a perfect spin, and the despair of the lonely and abandoned street person. It's difficult for you to turn off your feelings, because they tell you so much. But sometimes you would just love to escape their intensity. To accomplish this, you can retreat into your creativity and imagination, but you can also lose yourself in addictive behaviors. Developing your compassion for others is wonderful, but so, too, is developing a real compassion for yourself and your spiritual essence. By integrating your spirituality into your everyday life, you become whole. And somehow, in the process, the world is a much more comfortable place.

Understanding Your Inner Feminine Self

Although the temptation is to think that just because you are a woman you are in touch with your inner feminine self, this is a much more complicated task than it appears to be! First of all, the model for the true power of femininity has been lost over recent history and is now becoming re-energized. Recovering this power is a personal task for each woman, and learning to use feminine power constructively on a collective level is another challenge for today's woman. This process is the cradle of self-healing, and provides the essence of your personal security.

The primary energies associated with your inner feminine self are the Moon and Venus, but Neptune and Pluto are also significant in your experience and expression of this part of your psyche. The Moon is the energy which filters through your subconscious self, and tells the story of your connection to the part of you which provides nurturing, support, care and comfort. The person who projects the model for your Moon energy is your mother, and you see her through the lens of your own emotional matrix, signified by the Moon. As you mature, you learn to send this energy into the world, but to be truly effective, you must first own this energy and know how to use it to care for yourself!

Through your Pisces Moon you express a profound sense of Divine Feminine energy. The Source of All Power definitely has a feminine side, and you are quite capable of harnessing that power. It flows through your imagination and creativity. It sings through your love and compassion. It dances through your joy. You know that power for you is not about controlling, but instead is about surrendering. You surrender to divine compassion, and your heart fills with love. You surrender your fears, and your imagination takes you on a journey into the spaces of pure beauty. But surrender does not mean that you give up your own needs and feelings. Nor does it mean that you have to place everyone else (including "The World,") above your own needs. Selfless compassion is one thing. Martyrdom is another. To avoid becoming victimized, you must learn to recognize abuse of power when you see (or feel) it. Although you may want to provide help and rescue to others, you may not be adept at sheltering yourself from being victimized by those you're helping. In psychological terms you need to learn to set some personal boundaries. You are especially prone to co-dependent behaviors: situations where answering the needs of others completely overtakes your own needs. You may also fall into the trap of addictive behaviors as a means of escaping the pain of life in the real world. Ultimately, either of these options can lead to your becoming the victim once again. But here, you may actually victimize yourself. Suffering needlessly is highly self-destructive. In truth, you are seeking to return to the Source from which you came; and when you go inside yourself, you may discover that you've never lost contact after all. You just have to wake up to an expanded reality and renewed vision.

With your Moon in a supportive trine aspect to your Sun, you may be quite capable of integrating the masculine and feminine elements of your psyche. This indicates that your experience of relationships between men and women has not been especially difficult. In fact, you may have a strong connection to both your mother and father. Your experience of life as a woman is not likely to seem especially limited, since you may be quite comfortable dealing with the world on your own terms without feeling that you have to be in conflict on gender issues. Self-respect and sincerity radiate through your personality, and men and women alike may respond to your requests or leadership. But you may not feel particularly motivated to achieve high levels of success, since it might seem easier to take the easier road. This is fine as long as you're happy with your life. But if you feel you want or need more, you may simply need to get moving and set your sights on options which will allow continual growth on every level.

With your Moon in trine aspect to Mars, you can be quite confident about expressing your feelings and asserting yourself in a positive manner. Your knack for dealing with people is excellent, and you can be quite effective dealing with men on your own terms. You are likely to find the male-female dance quite interesting and enjoyable, and the differences between men and women are more intriguing to you than they are perplexing. As a mother, you can be especially supportive, since you enjoy dealing with your children on their level and generate an atmosphere of safe support, creativity and fun. In relationships, you are not likely to hesitate about expressing the way you feel, and can show all your emotions, including anger, without worrying if they are "acceptable." Since you take yourself at face value, you may also have the same approach to dealing with others, which makes for a great ingredient in any relationship.

With your Moon in a square aspect to Jupiter, you may feel restless, and may not be entirely at home with the idea of limitation - any type of limitation. You expect a lot from yourself. When you're feeling low, you can overindulge in spending, eating or playing just to get that feeling of fullness which seems to be lacking. To develop the strength of your femininity, you need to have ample outlets through which to express your generosity and caring. You must also learn that nurturing yourself does not always mean overdoing it. You also need ways to sustain your enthusiasm, which means learning to pace yourself so that you remain excited about a project (or relationship) long enough to complete it.

Your tendency to hang onto every emotion is underscored by the square aspect between your Moon and Saturn. You can easily become overwhelmed by your fears, and may sometimes feel so anxiety-ridden that you are paralyzed. It's easy for you to become overly dependent upon others, because you may be afraid of taking responsibility for yourself. It is important for you to feel needed, and in order to accomplish this in a healthy way, you need to understand the true nature of control. You are a prime candidate for a co-dependent relationship in which you set the limits for others because they refuse to set limits for themselves. There is a difference between guiding, helping and teaching others and taking responsibility for them when they need to carry their own burdens. If you have children, you may find it difficult when you need to let them go during different stages in their growth. Your fears about the harm they could experience can thwart their ability to live full lives. These fears may be the result of the things you learned from your own parents, although you have the power to break this chain of family fate. If you gradually begin to create situations which allow children to develop their own ability to make good decisions and fend for themselves, you can release your protective grasp more easily. Teach your children to trust their own instincts, and learn from them the healing power this can bring. Your depression and anxiety may be related to a biochemical imbalance, and you might want to discuss your concerns with a physician or holistic health practitioner. If you are depressed, a physical condition in which serotonin levels are blocked, you may experience a miraculous shift in your attitudes and energy levels when these blocks are removed. But you can also help to facilitate a change by staying physically active, eating healthy whole foods and getting plenty of rest and relaxation.

Through the connection of your Moon and Pluto in trine aspect, your emotional sensibilities are quite intense. Your ability to sense things below the surface is amazing, including the way others feel - despite what they may say! You can be an intimidating woman although you don't try to be, simply because you possess a level of awareness which is absolutely penetrating. Your embrace of the true essence of feminine power is quite remarkable, and your ability to bounce back in the face of challenge or adversity is directly linked to this power. With a high capacity to create and transform, you are capable of returning life to the lifeless and purpose to that which has grown stale. You are innately aware of and connected to the powerful changes which occur throughout your menstrual cycle, and by working with these alterations in your body, mind and soul you can become a much more effective woman. Others may be drawn to your healing quality, and you can open your soul in such as a way as to allow others to find their own strength. In intimate relationships, you have the ability to achieve a level of bonding which transcends the ordinary. Your sexuality and sensuality are special keys for your achievement of ecstasy. As a mother, you may have a phenomenal link to your children, and can be especially effective in helping them develop a trust and understanding of their deeper needs and feelings.

Your Moon is in the First Quarter Moon Phase of the lunation cycle, indicating that you approach the fulfillment of your desires and needs by taking action. The frustration of waiting for someone else to get something started may leave you feeling that you're always the one who blazes the trails. You do get a rush from forging ahead, and may even accomplish greater growth in the process. The frameworks you are creating can not only sustain you, but may also become part of the social system. The archetypal quality associated with this moon phase is that of the "Wild Woman", a quality which is expressed in an uninhibited form of sexual and spiritual energy. Through this quality, your passion drives you to experience life as an erotic satisfying experience, unfettered by the restraints others may so easily embrace. Your willfulness may also be rather intense, and sometimes you may feel that you are at odds with yourself. Many of the old habits, attitudes and teachings you learned as a young girl may seem obsolete, since you're more likely to want to create your life on your own terms. There is a thread which continues throughout your life which binds you to all you have been and to the traditions which forged your foundations. Crisis is definitely something you understand, since you not only experienced it in your early years, but seem to attract it now. You have a healthy respect for the power of crisis - which is the peak moment of change - since you know it leads to a new phase of experience and opportunity.

Through the energy of Venus you express your feminine wiles, and also locate the part of yourself that needs to be emotionally expressive. Your sense of inner beauty and feelings of personal worth are also functions of Venus. Venusian energy is part of your connection to other women, and the placement of Venus in your chart can tell you a lot about your openness and acceptance of your own femininity. Although your Moon may indicate your basic emotional nature, the manner by which you express your feelings is frequently through Venusian energy.

Through the energy of Venus in Libra you express a sense of refinement and grace in your mannerisms and demeanor. You can be quite at home in social situations, and may have an excellent manner of expression. You may feel very comfortable surrounded by blue tones, pinks and mauves, and probably look fabulous in tasteful color combinations. You're drawn to the beautiful, and enjoy opportunities to dress in your finest attire. Others may comment on your style, charm and attractiveness, and you need to realize that although you may be physically beautiful, what radiates most powerfully is your inner beauty. Music and the arts are an important part of your life, and you may enjoy artistically talented people. In addition to your own artistic sensibilities, your eye for color, form and style may be your trademark. You like to think of relationships as a 50 - 50 proposition, but may tend to give more than you receive - especially if you're trying to please someone. However, you will thrive best in a situation which is truly balanced and where both people can stand on their own. The idea of love may seem much easier than the experience you have in loving, especially if you're in the wrong situation. For you to love, you need a circumstance which is harmonious and non-threatening, and where you are not tempted to fall into judgmental attitudes.

With Venus and Saturn in sextile aspect, you possess a well-defined sense of taste and personal style. You are capable of applying your creativity and artistry to a number of situations, including those in the working world, and may be quite adept in making the best choices when it comes to business decisions. Your reasonable judgment in matters of the heart allows you to deal with relationship issues without throwing your life into a tailspin. Emotional maturity has always been one of your strong points. You know that some things take time to reach their best levels, and have the patience to wait when you know it will be worthwhile.

Venus and Neptune are in sextile aspect to one another, adding a sense of mystical imagination to your expression of love and beauty. You are an enticing and romantic woman, and love indulging in your favorite fantasies. Your creative and artistic sensibilities may be especially important, and you may be artistically gifted. Employing these qualities within your relationships and career allows you to rise above the everyday and mundane.

Although the planets Neptune and Pluto move very slowly and are generational in nature, they do have an influence upon your psyche. These energies define much about the collective experience which shapes your inner self. You're experiencing Neptunian energy when you're in the midst of reverie, when you're deep in dreams and when you're feeling compassionate. Neptune drives your imagination, the realm of illusion and your psychic sensibilities. Because Neptune is difficult to grasp on a physical level, there is a lot about this energy that can be problematic, and when you are caught in the negative grasp of Neptune, you can give in to addictive behaviors, escapism and deception manifesting. But you do have a way of channeling this energy. It is through Neptune that you find the heart of compassionate love and understanding. This is the doorway to your inner self.

With Neptune in Virgo, you are part of the generation of women born from 1928 to 1943 who have understood the importance of developing and maintaining sound minds and bodies. In the perfect world envisioned by your generation, health, good education and clean environments are extremely valuable - and you have individually and collectively instilled this attitude into the developments in modern society. Your role as a woman in the world has also been influenced by a strong desire to learn and to become proficient in dealing with the world. The vision of sound health on every level held by your generation is still powerfully influential in the development of educational models, health facilities and other institutions which support the betterment of life on earth.

Pluto represents the primordial essence. It is from this level that all transformation occurs: birth, death, illness and healing. It is also here that the powerful kundalini force continually regenerates itself. This is the space of all creation and all power. It is the space of origin: the Great Mother.

With Pluto in Cancer, you are part of a generation of women born from 1913 to 1938 who have had to learn about the importance of strong families and what it means to be tied to a particular family heritage. You have been alive through the challenge of hate mongers like Hitler who violated the very sanctity of human life. You have been part of the powerful woman's revolution, even if you were not actively burning your bra, which has altered the very nature of families and women's roles in society. These things have had a powerful influence upon your own psyche as an individual, too. You have learned that the sanctity and power of life may rest in finding a true sense of home within yourself.


Owning Your Inner Masculine Self

For centuries, women were not allowed to assert themselves in the world, and carefully learned the role of supporter of their "men." Those who failed to respond in this manner were frequently shunned or punished, although there have always been women who defied convention! During this century particularly, women have broken out of their strictly "conventional" roles, and have been making their way in the world. Because of this, women have been successful at fulfilling more of their needs, and owning their own power more readily. As a result, a woman's relationship with the men in her life has also changed. Despite women's collective knowledge about the need to be whole persons, it is still sometimes easier to allow men (fathers, brothers, lovers and husbands) to "own" certain qualities. (They, in turn, prefer that women own certain qualities - like emotions!) But to become truly whole and functional, it is necessary to find and incorporate your inner masculine self into your sense of wholeness, instead of projecting that part of yourself onto others (most usually men) in your life.

Through the process of becoming at home with your ego, you gain a true sense of personal strength and power. To own this power, you must learn to acknowledge that it is okay to be recognized for who and what you are. Your Sun energy is the primary factor in the expression of ego needs. As a young girl, you may have seen your father through the filter of your Sun. His power of getting out into the world, and the manner by which he did it, have shaped your own sense of personal identity. And today, the Sun in your chart may symbolize significant men. But this energy is, in itself, the core of your spirit.

Your deep craving for power which you feel but others may not see accompanies the energy of your Sun in Scorpio. Your father may have seemed somewhat omnipotent when you were young, and he may also have been difficult to understand at times. You have a greater respect for men who can stand up to their own power, and who can respect the unique power of women, too. There is a part of you that will always be fascinated by super heroes and super heroines which stems from your fascination with alterations in energy and transformational change. Throughout your life you may be drawn into situations which need to change and in which you provide the catalyst for these transformations. In many ways you are a natural healer, and you can bring this quality of regeneration into your relationships, your work and your creativity. Embrace the fact that you are a Goddess! Live to create, and own your ability to use the magical ingredients which bring power into your own life, and which effects dynamic shifts in the world around you.

Adding emphasis to your self-expression is your need to be recognized as a thoughtful or intelligent woman which is emphasized through the conjunction of your Sun and Mercury. The value you place upon learning, knowledge or information can be rather intense. You may also be under the impression that if you're smart enough, you'll get what you want from life. That may be true, but there are many levels of intelligence. One of those levels involves knowing when to stop talking and start listening, so remember that if you feel that you're not really being heard.

Adding to your need for recognition is a drive to accomplish the things you want to do. The combined energies of the Sun and Mars in your chart function like a supercharged turbo engine. That sounds a little masculine, doesn't it? More power !! Well, how do you handle the need to compete, on your own terms, without igniting too many fights? First of all, give up the idea that everything must be peaceful all the time. Accept the fact that you are somewhat crisis-oriented, and that you need situations which allow you to drive yourself. Avoid getting yourself into circumstances where you are ruled or controlled by others. If you give in, you might turn that energy inward and undermine your physical vitality. Look for challenges, and have some fun with them. Find a man who is strong enough to stand the heat of your passion. Just agree on the rules before you start playing any games!

Although you may be fascinated by powerful and influential men, you know that you also possess a strength of your own. You have the ability to use your influence to create healing and renewal through the flowing energy of your Sun in trine aspect to Pluto. Regardless of your beginnings or of your current situation, you are capable of initiating and accomplishing great change when necessary.

Mars energy is assertive, aggressive and combative, and can be angry. These are not "feminine" qualities. In fact, women who possess and project these qualities from within themselves often get bad names, and are called "ball-busters," or other expletives, by the men who are dealing with them. But to become fully whole, you need to accept the manner in which you can utilize your Mars energy so that you are confident and strong with it, and so you can get into the world and make things happen for yourself!

With Mars in Scorpio, you're determined to fulfill your desires, and can be unstoppable in your drive to achieve your aims. You're not likely to deny your sexuality as part of your personal magnetism and can be strongly aggressive when you know what you want in any circumstance, including the bedroom. But you are also the mistress of control and can be cold as ice when you've been hurt. You understand the power which surges in the soul of a woman because you've harnessed it more than once.

You can fool yourself by setting off on unrealistic paths with Mars square Neptune. Learning to trust yourself is not easy, since you may feel that your dreams are so far away you might never reach them. If you try deceptive means of achieving them, they are never real enough. Your hunger to reach them can be immense, and you can trust the wrong people, including falling for the wrong guy, hoping that you'll get there sooner. Carving a more realistic path is possible, but it takes abandoning false hope for true faith in yourself. Use your ability to envision your life as you want it, and then apply your energy to make it happen, instead of just hoping you'll get there --- someday.

Your intrigue may be due to the influence of Mars trine Pluto, which stimulates your ability to blend your magnetism and charisma with action. You are a powerful woman, with the ability to direct your energy toward healing and transformational change. Men may be captivated by you, even when you're not doing anything out of the ordinary - for you. You can employ your sensuality to your advantage, and you know what turns people on.


Developing Your Mind

Education and learning are lifelong processes. Your approach to developing your intellect is multifaceted, but there are special indicators in your astrological chart which help you understand the best ways to develop your mentality. Improving and strengthening communication skills is also part of developing your mind, since connecting to others is certainly improved if you can effectively illustrate your point of view!

Although the energy of Mercury is traditionally considered to be the main indicator of your mentality, there are also other qualities which are part of your mental and intellectual self. First, let's look at Mercury, which is the energy through which you link your thoughts and ideas with others. Ever-curious about what lies beneath the surface, you are prompted to become a deep thinker with Mercury in Scorpio. You may enjoy studying nature, and your fascination with the mysteries of life can also prompt a keen interest in fields like medicine or metaphysics. It's not likely that you have ever been satisfied with simple explanations, and with your ability to grasp hidden meanings and to develop a broad perspective you can gain an understanding which is much more gratifying. You can also be rather stubborn and may hold to your ideas with an emotional fervor that makes it difficult for you to get out of some of your ruts! When faced with the challenge of learning something entirely new or different, your first response may be to balk. If you're given time to a learning experience, you're likely to seek out every detail.

You may be reluctant to speak up or share your thoughts with Mercury in semi-square aspect to Saturn. This may stem from fears which are the result of difficult learning situations when you were a young girl. But you may also not trust your intellectual abilities. Finding your own way of learning, approaching problem-solving in a manner which allows you to confirm your abilities, and gradually gaining faith in yourself will likely prove to you that you are not only capable but quite a good thinker after all!

Knowing how to incorporate what is unusual or different into your intellectual development experiences can be difficult with Mercury in quincunx to Uranus. When you try to keep up with the fast-paced changes in technology, you may feel that you're always a little behind. But you're not running a race! You're seeking ways to express your unique ideas and inventive concepts so that they are understandable, acceptable and useful. Learning how to deal with your need for distraction is important since you may never get anything finished if you change horses in midstream too often.

The energy of your Moon also has a mental component. The Moon is the realm of thought, the process of subconscious thinking, and plays a strong role in intuitive thinking. Although you may not enjoy the structure of academia, you love to open your mind to the realm of possibility. Your Pisces Moon functions much like a mental sponge: you take in everything! When you're emotionally drained or upset, you're likely to function less clearly on a mental level. When you're centered, your perceptions are amazing. It's important that you give yourself time and room to process your feelings about something before you dive into it, since your own reticence can block your ability to learn.

Jupiter also plays an important role in learning, stimulating you to look ahead into the realm of possibility, beyond the horizon of the now. Through the energy of Jupiter, you share what you know with others. As a woman, you are likely to feel most at home when you use this energy to encourage and support others, but you can also apply this to yourself! Your philosophical approach to life and learning is rather eclectic with Jupiter in Gemini - kind of live and let live in your attitudes. You may also appreciate the diversity of ideas and cultures existing on the planet and can benefit from exploring them. Sometimes, you may think you have to know about all of them, but the important part may be to discover the link between the many schools of thought and cultures on our world. Oh, that's right, you're not limited to this world... what about life in other galaxies? How do they run their cities? Now, that should really get you going!

There are no major aspects to Jupiter in your chart. To a large extent, this indicates that the energy of Jupiter is empowered, because it operates without undue influence from others energies in your chart. Your personal philosophies, ideals and beliefs form a major cornerstone of your identity. The qualities of this energy may be an outstanding force in your life, and this is the energy which people frequently associate with your identity.

The purpose of Saturn is to provide clarity, structure, form and discipline - elements which are certainly important to learning. Saturn functions primarily as your inner teacher. Mothers are the most influential Saturnian models in western society. They provide the structure, guidance and support for their children in the realms of learning, socialization or personal growth. Once you enter society as a child, teachers play the Saturnian role. But the role of mothers and teachers in relationship to Saturn is to help you define the structure upon which you will build your life. Then, you "own" your Saturn, and know how to discipline and focus your own energy.

Education can be a lifelong pursuit for you. The influence of Saturn in Sagittarius stimulates a strong need to explore the world of philosophy, religion and culture. You may also enjoy the sciences and can feel quite at home in academic surroundings. Teaching may be a natural outlet and will provide an endless opportunity for you to continue learning. But you may also enjoy travel and independent study.

The areas of your chart which are connected most strongly to mental and intellectual development are the 3rd, 9th and 11th Houses. The 3rd House of your chart deals with communication and the development of concepts.

With Capricorn on the cusp of your 3rd House you have a serious approach to your mental development and learning. You learn best when you can add practical experience to the process, instead of just dealing with abstracts. With a natural inclination toward business you can become quite adept at handling and understanding money and finances. Saturn's rulership of this house adds a strong desire to learn about things you can use, and you may also have an exceptional sense of structure and design.

There are no planets in your 3rd House, indicating that developing your communicative capacities is not one of your highest priorities. However this does not indicate an impairment in your thinking or a lack of intellectual development. To further understand your approach to communication reflect upon the meaning of the sign on the cusp of this house, explained above, and study the influence of Mercury in its sign and house as indicators of the best ways to develop your intellect.

Your 9th House shows your approach to higher learning, which is usually accomplished through a college or professional degree program. Subjects like philosophy, religion, political science, cultural pursuits and the like are strongly associated with this facet of your development.

You have strong feelings about education with Cancer on your 9th House cusp. Your love of travel and desire to embrace an understanding of the world and her people is very powerful. You may also have great devotion to your spiritual path, and your sense that there is much more beyond the mere ""reality"" of the physical plane drives you to probe into the mysteries. You may also have a strong affinity for understanding history and human development. The influence of your Moon as the ruler of this house adds a special dimension of intuitive insight into your understanding and development of awareness. Your nurturant support of others under your guidance makes you a very good teacher, guide and mentor. You believe that education should nurture the mind and spirit and foster a desire toward continued learning.

With Pluto in the 9th House you can be quite dogmatic in your ideals and beliefs, but you are also likely to completely transform those belief systems at least once during this lifetime. You understand the power of the mind and the importance of educational excellence. You may pursue educational endeavors which will allow you to strengthen your own understanding. An avid researcher and careful investigator, you are more likely to expose corruption and abuse, and can create powerful changes through sharing your discoveries.

Through the 11th House you learn from peers, and connect with your community. The 11th House involves your special interests, too. This is very much the school of life, because this is also the area which relates to developing your goals.

The overall organization of your life may be centered around the things you are striving to accomplish. With Virgo on the cusp of your 11th House, you function best when you have a plan of action. You're the one who is prepared for contingencies, because you're likely to have given some thought to the possibilities of what could happen. You can also be flexible when you have to alter your course, but only if you can see that you will still arrive at your goals. Change for change's sake may seem like a waste of time for you. The influence of Mercury, which rules this house in your chart, adds an analytical and rational quality to your approach to creating and setting goals. You may try to be logical whenever possible, but practicality is also important.

There are no planets in your 11th House, indicating that you may not find it necessary or important to develop a strict set of goals, and that you may not seek out confirmation and support from others in order to reach a sense of fulfillment. To further understand your special interests look to the sign on the cusp of this house explained in the section above, and study the placement of Uranus in your chart to determine where you find your best allies.


Your Special Edge

It's true. Women are definitely the intuitive sex. The process of intuitive awareness may be more developed for you as a woman because you are more cyclically aware, thanks to your anatomy and hormonal changes. But there is something more. As a woman, your natural affinity with the energy of the Moon increases your receptivity, an important ingredient in opening to the intuitive process. Intuitive awareness is multifaceted. You can use it when you're dealing with emotional and psychological issues, you can apply it to your creative expression, and you can take advantage of your intuition in your work as part of your decision-making. Developing your intuitive process is like developing any other sensibility - you have to concentrate some time, effort and energy in order to finely hone this element of your psyche. Although some quality of intuition may be there innately, to make the most of it, you must learn to trust, listen and incorporate it into your life.

The parts of your chart which are most strongly associated with intuitive sensibility are the water houses: the 4th House, the 8th House and the 12th House. The 4th House is connected to your soul history. It is here that you seek a sense of home, a connection to your family, and a feeling of safety and comfort. It is here that your soul remembers your past, even if your conscious mind cannot fit the pieces together.

Your soul yearns for absolute freedom and autonomy with Aquarius on the cusp of your 4th House. You may go about achieving this in interesting ways, and sometimes the alienation others feel from you is simply a result of your wanting to do things yourself without their interference. It can be difficult for you to truly cooperate with others, although you do appreciate those who are revolutionary in their attitudes and might join them in a cause from time to time. Your soul lessons center around the need to learn the balance between freedom and responsibility, and until you can be fully responsible for your own attitudes, actions and desires, your ability to achieve satisfaction will be inhibited. The energy of Uranus plays a powerful role influencing this house, which can stimulate a tendency toward restlessness and need for individual recognition. By learning to listen to your intuitive voice when faced with the prospects of change, especially change which seems to result from "outside," you may become quite adept at rejuvenating your life instead of feeling wounded by something you did not want.

There are no planets in your 4th House indicating that you may not assert a strong level of conscious energy in building a connection to your soul. This does not mean that you cannot achieve an inner sense of recall regarding your soul's history or your deeper needs, but indicates instead that you may find the doorway through other activities or experiences beyond your connection to your family of origin or their traditions. To further understand this gateway to your soul, study the sign on the cusp of this house explained above for the influences which will help you remember your spiritual past.

The 8th House brings you into your deepest emotional attachments, and is the space where you are alchemically transformed. This is the seat of your magical power: your ability to change yourself in order to become whole. Here is the heart of healing, but here you also hide your greatest vulnerabilities. Most people shy away from dealing with 8th House issues like sex, death and taxes. After all, there can be problems with any of them, and they are not easy to explore out in the open. But there is more. For your intuitive development, this area represents the part of you which holds your power, and you must learn to accept and embrace this side of yourself to feel truly satisfied with your life.

Your strong curiosity about the true nature of healing and transformational change is stimulated by the influence of Gemini on the cusp of your 8th House. You can be objective about exploring those "taboo" subjects like human sexuality, death and dying, and other mysteries which may be deemed occult, but you need to be careful about a tendency to try to put everything into a logical perspective. What you're experiencing is the challenge to create a new paradigm - a new model - for your deeper understanding of life. Mercury's rulership of this house provides an energy of questioning which will keep you always alert to the possibility that there is yet more to learn. You have a keen understanding of the importance of the links between mind, soul and body and may have great insights into the true nature of healing.

Jupiter's energy in your 8th House stimulates an intense desire to uncover the meaning of life. Your reasons behind delving into the alchemical experiences of life may be centered in a true spiritual quest, and you may be willing to try a number of approaches to finding out what lies beneath the surface. Whether you're attempting to understand how the higher laws work in the experiences of healing, sexuality or dying or if you simply want to know what they all mean, you need to look! What you learn may provide exceptional insight, for yourself and for those who learn from your teachings.

The 12th House is the space of your dreams. Here, you surrender your conscious self and float into the beyond. This is also the place in your psyche which contains your past, and where you are one with all humanity. Your super conscious self rests in this part of your psyche: the part of yourself that transcends your everyday reality.

Libra's influence on the cusp of your 12th House adds a need to be intuitive about your personal relationships. If you feel insecure, you may unconsciously try to adapt yourself to fit the needs of those around you instead of listening to your own inner voice. Establishing a strong sense of personal worth and a good perception of your true needs will help you feel more comfortable when you're alone with your thoughts. It's tempting to see others only as you wish to see them, especially since you may have the ability to look into the souls of those around you and feel what they are capable of becoming. With Venus ruling this house, you can experience true transcendence through love, but you must first realize that love begins in your own heart.

You may have great compassion for humanity with Venus in your 12th House. The stimulation to give loving support arises from this influence, and whether you've chosen to direct this energy toward your family and loved ones or into your community through some type of service, your own heart is filled when you're reaching out. But you also have a powerful emotional sensitivity, and when there is conflict, turmoil or pain around you, you can feel it deep within your own heart. This may stimulate your creativity in a particular manner, and regardless of your creative outlets, you have the capability to reach others through your artistry. To maintain your own inner harmony, you need to practice forgiveness for yourself and others, and may become an example of true peace and serenity when you're allowing the currents of love to flow through you.

The energy of your Moon plays an important role in your intuitive development. Since your Moon is related to your subconscious mind, it should not surprise you that this is the part of you that contains all knowledge about yourself and your life. Occasionally it's a good idea to purge from your psyche the things you no longer need - much like an internal house cleaning. Your hormonal cycles provide an excellent opportunity to do just that, and by using this natural rhythm to release, you can feel much more open to clearer transmission of intuitive thinking!

Your psychic sensibilities may be quite amazing. With the Moon in Pisces your sense of things goes beyond the physical into the realm of vibration. You can feel the energy which emanates from a crowd, the energy left over in an empty room, the energy of emotion which is not expressed. You may also have a powerful connection with the realm of the spiritual and may be aware of things that many people do not see or feel. It is important that you are attentive to your dreams, and that before you sleep or rest, you clear your energy.

There are other points related to the Moon which you'll find in your chart. They are called the Moon's Nodes, and are not planets, but points in space. The influence of the Moon's Nodes is felt on an inner level. From the South Node, you learn about your past and the natural inclinations which may influence many of your subconscious choices. In some ways, the South Node suggests old habits. The North Node of the Moon suggests a spiritual and emotional challenge, and represents the directions you may feel compelled to follow in your evolutionary path.

Your North Node in Taurus challenges you to learn about the true nature of your personal worth as part of your spiritual growth and development. You may become fascinated with the idea of accumulating material wealth, but can then discover that it offers very little if you cannot share it with those you love. However, you must create some type of balance between creating stability on the physical plane and releasing your attachments in the emotional world! Your past soul conditioning symbolized by your Scorpio South Node may feel more comfortable being somewhat secretive about your possessions, and even about your deeper feelings. Until you can open to the pure essence of love, and can embrace the heart of your own being fully and completely, your soul will not know true joy.

Uranian intuition is the flash of insight. Sometimes that flash is so brilliant that you change your entire life to follow it's glow. This is also the part of you which defies restraint, and certainly your intuitive mind can celebrate that possibility!

You can be highly inventive in your approach to your work with Uranus in the 6th House. Since you have a 6th sense about working with technological devices, you may enjoy spending time using computers, playing with gadgets or developing inventive devices. You may also have a special sensibility to health and healing and may gain great benefit from participating in or developing alternative healing methods.

Neptune's energy takes you into the world of the etheric - the place beyond the physical which is filled with mystical wonder. You surrender to this part of yourself when you meditate, when you give in to your creative muse, and when you give of yourself to others. In developing your intuitive and psychic sensibilities, Neptune provides a primary ingredient: letting go. Through this energy you surrender yourself to the greater truth. But be careful: you can also surrender your will to the power of deception and abuse through another of Neptune's doorways!

You need a career path which will allow you to show your compassion with Neptune in your 10th House. Although you may sometimes feel that it is up to you to save the world, or at least part of it, you are also capable of attracting others who share your ideals and will work toward similar aims of improving the quality of life.

Pluto's insight is on the deeper psychic level. Through Plutonian energy you can read between the lines. You see the twitch of an eye that tells the truth, you read the movement of hands, the tone of voice that betrays what words fail to say. Developing your Plutonian energy requires that you reach into the very depths of yourself and become familiar with your entire being. Yes, that includes your shadow self, your darker side - and it also encompasses your passion, your strength of survival and your ability to heal.

You may feel close to the power which emanates from the Source of All Life with Pluto in your 9th House. Whether you achieve this connection through religious practice, academic study or personal investigation is not as important as your need to find a direction and philosophy which allow you to exercise high ethical and moral judgment in your own life. This can lead to your personal evolution and spiritual growth.



Nurturing and Creating a Home

Nurturing. Mothering. These experiences are associated with womanliness, but are not the sole definers of your womanhood. Although women are the only ones who can become mothers, it is not necessary to be a mother to become an exceptional nurturer! Nurturing is a natural expression for women - but the manner in which it is done is very individualized. Whether with children, lovers, partners, friends - or even with your own parents - you have ample opportunities to nurture others. The person who needs your nurturing most, however, is YOU. Although caring for others can fill a special place in your soul, the way you care for yourself is especially important. You may derive nourishment from developing your talents and skills, or through your work. Study or travel can be nourishing. And something as simple as a long soak in the tub can refill your spirit. Part of nourishing yourself is physical, part emotional and part is definitely environmental: what you create in a home. In exploring these factors together, you can begin to see the link between these different levels of personal fulfillment.

Yet another facet of your Moon beyond what you've already explored, is what your Moon shows about your deepest needs. You can only feel whole when these needs are answered and fulfilled. Although it is tempting to look outside, your wisdom tells you that a great part of the responsibility for nourishment comes from within yourself.

Your Pisces Moon pulls you deep inside yourself and beckons you to find ways to return to the source. You may feel continually hungry for spiritual rejuvenation, and need ample opportunities to experience renewal at this level. When nurturing others, you provide a sense of comfort and compassion and when anyone is suffering, you offer support which may be unequaled. Your sensitivity to the influences around you can leave you exhausted at the end of a stressful day. When you take the time to connect with the spiritual source which empowers you, you can be revitalized. Sleep is especially important, and the quality of your sleep can be enhanced when you release the tension from the day before you fall asleep. You may find sustenance in reviewing your dreams, and spending time reflecting upon your dreams can also provide an opportunity to understand yourself and your life on a more profound level. Your personal environment needs to be serene, and you'll feel more like letting go if you sense that you are, indeed, removed from the world. You may love sinking into a hot tub to relax, and swimming can be rejuvenating. Give yourself time to experience regular body work, have regular pedicures, or foot reflexology treatments. When you vacation, find a place which indulges your fantasies. And when you're just taking time off for the afternoon or evening, let yourself experience some positive escapes at the movies, listening to music or reading a book. Meditation and spiritual retreats will also provide important emotional and spiritual renewal.

Saturn also plays a positive role in nurturance. Despite the bad rap Saturn sometimes receives, this energy is necessary to your stability and growth. Through Saturn, you learn to take responsibility for yourself and your actions. Saturn also seems to be the repository of your fears, and it's important to understand and deal with these emotions in order to be whole. Trying to repress such feelings blocks your ability to feel the positive, supportive energy that life has to offer. In many respects, the energy of Saturn is played out in your life by your experience with authority figures. Your mother and father, extended family and teachers were your primary Saturnian influences when you were a young girl, and their direction and guidance still whisper in the way you approach establishing your personal security. As an adult woman, you express Saturn through the manner in which you take responsibility for yourself and your needs for stability and security.

The importance of the spiritual essence of your life cannot be overstated: you need to find a philosophy and way of approaching life's larger questions that provides a sense of stability and security. In your quest you may explore many teachings and may travel or study different cultures. With Saturn in Sagittarius you also need to develop an acceptance and tolerance for different beliefs and ideals in order to safeguard against becoming too self-righteous. Your quest for knowledge may prompt you to stay connected to learning institutions, whether as a teacher or student. Learning is your mainstay and source of strength. Your ability to share your life experience with others, especially your children, can inspire them to discover their own quest.

Your 4th House illuminates what you need in a home environment, where you will feel most comfortable and how you like to live. It is here that you create a feeling of safety, where you can let your hair down and be yourself.

You are most drawn to home environments which are somewhat unusual with Aquarius influencing this part of your chart. Well-defined ideas about what you want may lead you to incorporate innovative options into your home space, such as a state of the art computer control center or home security system. You may also appreciate living in or near large cities, since having easy access to the conveniences and options can be quite appealing. However, you do enjoy your privacy and may even be somewhat reclusive or detached. Your decor tastes may lean toward art nouveau, art deco, contemporary or eclectic furnishings and designs. Uranus also has a strong influence on your 4th House, stimulating your tendencies toward lifestyles which are out of the ordinary. Your need for freedom of expression in this area is quite powerful, and you might hope for the opportunity to design a home exactly as you want it. If you've not yet accomplished this end, you can at least choose (or design) the furnishings!

Just because you don't have planets in your 4th House don't think that you will not have a home! The sign on the cusp of this house, explained above, gives you clear information about your approach to building your nest, and the planet associated with that sign indicates the energy you use to accomplish that task.


Meeting the World on Your Terms

Career and financial arenas were for many years primarily part of the "man's world." Women stayed at home, cared for children, and took care of the social needs of the family. Now that so many women are in the work place, and with the advent of more open relationships where both partners are likely to share paying bills and making financial decisions, the world is changing. You can define your identity in the world in many ways today, including developing a career. Meeting the world on your own terms involves uncovering the manner in which you might shine most effectively and the way you use your resources, and creating a pathway which allows you to realize your goals.

The Midheaven, which is usually near the top of your astrological chart, is signified by an astrological sign. This point in your chart represents your vocation, your calling in life, and the sign at the Midheaven gives you several clues about your path in the outside world. Just as importantly, the Midheaven signifies your blossoming into wholeness and the manner by which you might best accomplish this experience. Your 10th House also provides information about your career path.

With Leo influencing your Midheaven you may enjoy achieving some recognition through your career endeavors, even though you may safeguard your private life. If you choose not to follow a career, you are still likely to desire public attention, and can use your charisma to effect changes in your community. Your life path is focused upon connecting to a sense of Divine Presence, and you have the capability to project a power which originates in the heart of divine love. You'll be happiest in careers which allow you to bring focus, strength of character, and a sense of direction. You may enjoy working in the performing arts, although you can also be an effective producer and director. In business you're a natural leader and can act as a force to centralize the focus of others. The energy of your Sun plays an important role in the manner in which you perform on your path toward personal fulfillment. You need to allow your brilliance to shine.

Through your Scorpio Sun you may be most driven to pursue a path which relies upon your creativity. As a catalyst for change, regardless of the actual career you pursue, you may find that you're always in the midst of situations (or people) which are under construction or renovation. A career in the healing arts may be quite rewarding, and if you're involved in creative artistry of some sort, may also discover that your work has a transformational effect upon others. Business, investigative research and psychology also offer you a place to let your light shine.

The process of work itself is usually seen through the 6th House in your chart. Through this facet of yourself, you express your approach and attitudes about working, and your ability to cooperate with others is also indicated here. This house is related to your physical health, and it's no surprise that you might hear the complaint (or feel it yourself), "I'm sick of my job." Instead of feeling thrown off balance by the tasks required to get through life, there are ways to use this part of your time and energy to strengthen your life.

You function much better in work situations which allow you to work on your own without a great deal of supervision or interference with Aries on your 6th House. You may enjoy a job which is somewhat physically active, although you may just save your physical energy for the office softball team or weekend marathon. You may have strong levels of mental creativity, and can benefit from a job which presents intellectual challenge and interest. It's easy to drive or push yourself in your work, so try to remember that before you reach exhaustion! The energy of Mars has a strong impact on your approach to working, and can indicate a tendency to become involved in disputes in the workplace. If in positions of authority, it is important to become aware of the way you treat others. You can be an exceptional leader but may be somewhat harsh or abrasive when you're impatient.

The energy of Uranus in your 6th House signifies your need to work in fields which will provide opportunities to exercise your independence and originality. You may find working in scientific, technological or computer-related areas exciting and positively challenging, but you're also fascinated by alternative possibilities in any field. In health care, your leaning toward unconventional methods may prompt you to work in these areas. Whatever your talents and skills, your approach to using them is likely to involve something innovative. You'll also appreciate working in situations which provide ample freedom and which allow you to tackle a job in your own way. If you're stuck in a dead-end or unfair circumstance, you are likely to rebel and may even be responsible for breaking rules which, from your viewpoint, have no other purpose than to perpetuate an outworn system.

As a woman, you are innately creative. Although you may not consider yourself an artist, your creative spirit and drive are the mechanisms through which you shape your own life. Creative self-expression is seen strongly in the 5th House of your chart, and by incorporating these elements into your career, you will gain greater satisfaction from your work. If you have the time to concentrate on more recreational forms of creativity, this is the part of your chart which indicates what brings you pleasure. Life itself can certainly be a pleasurable experience - all the time, not just on holidays!

Pisces' influence on your 5th House adds an amazing imaginative quality to your creative sensibilities. You may be so sensitive when you're in the midst of doing something creative that what you create seems to reflect the energy of everything around you. Regardless of your choice of self-expression, you may be especially gifted. When you take time to relax and play, you may prefer something that transports you to another dimension. An enthralling movie, intriguing novel, stage production or concert can all be quite wonderful. But you may also enjoy retreating from the world entirely from time to time to a secret place which allows you to indulge your fantasies and completely let go. The energy of Neptune is associated with your 5th House, bringing an element of compassion into your creative expression.

With your Moon's energy in your 5th House you have a soul-level need for creative expression. If you have children, you may feel that much of your creativity is absorbed in their needs and activities, although this can be exceptionally rewarding and satisfying, especially if your focus is upon your children's needs to become fully self-expressive as individuals. You may also be drawn to work or experiences which focus upon the needs of women, children and families and can utilize your own creative sensibilities to make a significant difference in these areas. You may be quite poetic and may enjoy doing things which illustrate your deep feelings.

One of the most powerful creative drives in your chart is your Sun. Since this is the energy which can drive you to be noticed, learning to cultivate this aspect of yourself in a positive manner can amplify your success in life.

Even though you can be somewhat enigmatic with the Sun in Scorpio, you are also driven to attain the realization of your desires. For anything to be successful in your life, it must be personally meaningful to you, and you must have a strong feeling about it. You simply do not care to waste your energy. But you have to know when to back off because with your intensity, you can set the world on fire. Be gentle. Just remember that after all, as long as you know how to function in a crisis, there's no problem.

Your individuality is expressed through many different energies in your chart, but the energy which is most closely associated with the unique and individualistic part of yourself is Uranus. Through Uranian energy, you display your ingenuity and make the breakthroughs which allow you to move into new experiences. Uranus also prompts your rebellious nature, and the placement of this energy in your chart shows you where you are staging your own personal revolution.

With Uranus in Aries you may be a trendsetter, breaking into new territory in the world. Since this influence lasted from 1928 to 1935, many of the things which have been important to you as an individual have also been important to those born during this period. Your shared vision as a collective has been connected to a need to bring women into a true experience of autonomy and personal power. The areas where you have broken ground for your own personal autonomy are shown by the house where Uranus resides in your chart.

Uranus in your 6th House has been discussed previously in this section of your chart.

The energy of Chiron is also a powerful factor for your outreach into the world. Through Chiron, you discover both strength and vulnerability. The vulnerability represented by Chiron is, in many ways, like a doorway which allows you to penetrate a deeper level of personal mastery. This is the process of initiation not unlike that which a Shaman must endure in order to learn how to travel between the worlds. Through Chiron, you learn how to travel between the world of your inner self and the world outside to achieve a sense of true purpose and wisdom.

You have Chiron in Taurus, signifying a need to discover the profound importance and effects of love. Your life purpose is centered around your needs for creating a world where you feel stable, and where your efforts create a haven of comfort. Consistency and resourcefulness can be your keys to achieving your personal aims. You may also feel that it is crucial to life to be in harmony with the earth, and will be much more satisfied with yourself and your life if you are making the best use of all your resources and not wasting or abusing them.

With Chiron in your 7th House a significant element in achieving your life purpose revolves around your connection to human society. Your personal relationships, especially partnerships, are part of this experience. You may also find that developing a real sense of objectivity about your own talents and abilities allows you to move further along the path toward experiencing a truly purposeful life.


Opening Your Heart

Ah, Love.... Songs, poems, novels, fairy-tales, movies all extol the power and pleasure of love - and for good reason: love is the food of life! There are many opportunities to love, in fact, a love affair with life is not a bad idea. But you also may need to "grow" love by sharing it, and therein is the seed of all relationships.

The planetary energies which are most usually associated with love are Venus and Neptune. Venusian energy radiates directly from your heart, from the center of yourself, where love resides deep within. Loving is an inner experience. The more you open to the love you hold within yourself, the more it grows. Your feelings of worthiness are represented by Venus, and as you grow to understand and appreciate your own value as a woman, it becomes easier to let this love energy flow through your life. Neptunian energy is Divine compassionate love - the love which does not judge and readily forgives. Neptune is the realm of romance, mysticism and heavenly perfection. Truly transcendent Neptunian love arises when you have healthy boundaries of your own, otherwise, you can become a victim of your own illusions!

Thoughts of love may have always filled much of your time. The influence of Venus in Libra stimulates a sense that you are more viable and worthy if someone loves you. Okay, then go look in the mirror again. There you are. When you love yourself (even without make-up), your heart opens more readily, and the love you give to others is more alive. But if you do not really love yourself, and just know you'll feel better when someone else loves you, you'll never find what you're seeking from love. You need to know the pure beauty of your own heart, and to love another, you look for their real beauty. Whether you see this through the way he laughs, the tone of his voice or the feel of his embrace, the color, light and magic you feel are the result of finding the beauty of love. Your life may always seem more complete if you have a partner who shares your life experiences, and you'll be happiest in a relationship with a partner who believes in and practices equality. But to know that sense of equality, you must value yourself. And there you are again, full circle, facing yourself. You, too, must offer the same equality, respect and sense of fairness you demand from those you love. After that, the rest is pure delight.

When you love, you love deeply and with commitment. The energies of Venus and Saturn in sextile to one another stimulate a need to experience continuity and growth through love. You may even discover that sometimes you have to sacrifice something you want in order to fulfill a higher need, and that when you do, love grow even more fully. You are willing to pay the price for a love that lasts, since you know how precious it is. The beauty you feel within your heart through sustaining love radiates through every part of your life.

When you love, you love deeply and completely. With Venus in sextile aspect to Neptune, you have the capability of surrendering totally to the essence of Love. Your gentle, caring manner attracts a partner who will desire to love and protect you. You know when you've found your true love, because something deep inside you opens up and transports you. Although you have some tendency to hold unrealistic expectations of those you love, you do it in such a caring manner that people are surprised by apparently miraculous changes. You may know when it's time to forgive and move on, which allows you to remain open to feelings of joy even in the midst of change. Your devotion to high ideals also plays a part in your love relationships, and you are capable of sustaining a love which originates at a very powerful level and which will last through eternity.

As one of the generation of women born with Neptune in Virgo, you are working toward a sense of spiritual perfection. This influences every aspect of your life, especially your relationships, and those relationships which distort your sense of divine harmony may be especially difficult for you to tolerate. But you may also have a kind of addiction to perfection which makes it almost impossible to feel that you really deserve the love you need. When you realize that everything is perfect, including you, loving gets easier, since self-acceptance is easier. This is especially critical at this time in your life when you are facing the process of aging. After all, you've had a kind of fascination with youthful vitality. You can still radiate that energy regardless of your chronological age, and may finally be willing to deal directly with the perfection of each stage of your life. In your relationships you will be challenged to release dysfunctionality and face your real needs. These include a life of truly simple pleasures, unencumbered by external pressures which get in the way of just enjoying the company of those you love.

You can have great difficulty in relationship with men due to your unrealistic expectations and projections with Mars in square aspect to Neptune. You may be very strongly attracted to a man on one level, only to discover that he is not at all what you thought. You may discover someone you like at the core of his being, but you may also find that you cannot deal with him at all. This tendency to be disillusioned by men stems from your inability to assert yourself in a clear and straightforward manner. It's hard to pursue your desires when you're not sure what they are! Spend some time listening to your inner voice. Explore your own sexuality. Examine the differences between your dream lover and the men you attract. Somewhere in the core of your being is the magnet which will attract someone different, but it requires a lot of work to get out of your old patterns.

Energized by the trine between Saturn and Neptune, you may attract relationships which support your needs for self-actualization. Your ability to make choices which reflect your deepest needs is strengthened, and you are more likely to explore many different facets of a relationship before seriously committing to it. You are very capable of listening to your inner voice and directing what you feel from an inner level into your everyday life. If you are still seeking to find your life mate, begin to work on an inner level to prepare yourself fully to become the partner you need to be. Allow some time to visualize the life you wish to live and the types of thing you want to accomplish individually and within a relationship. See yourself as whole, happy and fulfilled. That energy will radiate from the core of your being, and can be the perfect magnet to attract the partner you desire.

The houses in your chart which amplify love relationships are the 5th, 7th, and 11th Houses. Through the 5th House, you experience giving love. It is through this facet of yourself that you have love affairs, playful and recreational relationships and where you produce the offspring of loving. The offspring can range from artistic endeavors to children. But when dealing with relationships, this is the space which is usually occupied by loving another in an intimate sense.

You long for a love which allows you to open on spiritual and emotional levels. Energized by Pisces on your 5th House, you have dreams of the lover whose purity and passion will allow you to transcend beyond the ordinary into the realm of ecstasy. Opening your heart to allow love to flow is not always easy for you, though, because you do not like the feeling of vulnerability which accompanies an open heart. Letting go of your fears is a crucial part of experiencing love, and that may involve working on forgiveness toward those who have hurt you in the past. You don't have to forgive them because they deserve it, but because you need it! Neptune's influence here adds an immense capacity for the experience and expression of compassionate love, but this can only happen when you've surrendered your life to the needs of your soul, instead of the needs of your ego.

Your Moon in the 5th House brings a powerful need for the experience of love and loving into your life. Opening your heart fills your soul. It's like a cosmic fountain of energy which replenishes itself each time you give love. You must avoid becoming too self-serving in your love relationships, especially if you're prompted by feelings of neediness. Because you are quite emotionally expressive when you're in love, you can also be the one who does most of the expressing while your partner holds more inside. Watch for this tendency to be the one who acts out the emotions of your relationships, because it can be quite exhausting in the end. Use your own emotional sensitivity to encourage the free flow of expression from those you love.

The 7th House of your chart illustrates what you're seeking from a partner. More importantly, this part of your chart also tells a story about the kind of partner you really want to become. This is also the realm of social contact, and provides information about your approach to socialization. Although marriage agreements are shown through the 7th House, planets here (or a lack of planets here) do not "promise" marriage or its lack. But if your 7th House is highly activated, you may be more motivated to find a partner.

Your 7th House is ruled by Taurus, showing that you need a partnership which provides stability, security and comfort. You will be most attracted to a man who knows how to establish these things, and will appreciate a partnership which allows you to develop your creativity and express your feelings of love. You like a quietly assuring relationship which allows room for growth and change, as long as the changes are in accordance with your own desires. Those unexpected changes and crises can test your commitments, but you can strengthen them if you deal with them openly. It's important to remember that your partner does not "belong" to you, and that he does not own you, either. With Venus' energy driving your needs in this area, you also expect your partnerships to reflect a true sense of love and appreciation, although you will probably have to make a special effort to show this support much of the time instead of just taking it for granted.

The lack of planetary energy in your 7th House does NOT indicate that you will be without a partner, or that marriage is not suitable. There are millions of married women with no planets in their 7th Houses! To better understand how you approach finding a partner and the type of partner you wish to be, study the meaning of the sign on the cusp of this house and the planet associated with that sign, noted above.

It is through the 11th House that you learn about unconditional relationships, and where you open to receiving love and support from others. Here you find your friends, your supportive professional allies, and your community. Through this facet of yourself you develop your special interests. And here you set your goals for the future. It's wonderful the way friends can support your aims, provide feedback when you need objectivity, and comfort you when you're facing challenges. Your approach to friendship is also seen through this part of your chart.

You have Virgo's influence on your 11th House, signifying that you prefer to limit your friendships to those which are most worthwhile. You can be a good and understanding friend, although you do not appreciate wasting your time in nonproductive situations. When a friend needs to sort through problems and needs help on a job or project, you can be the best person to call, and may really enjoy helping out. You also like the feeling of giving your time to those who are less fortunate, and may be a friend to your community through your charitable efforts. You may also have a special affinity for animals, and truly feel that your pets are your friends. You can feel quite comfortable taking part in efforts which protect the interests and needs of animals. With Mercury's energy influencing this area of your life, you will find that your most special friendships are with men or women who truly understand you and your ideas. It's much easier to open your heart and allow love to flow in when you're clear about what it means, and that happens by first reaching an understanding in your relationships, especially friendships.

The lack of planetary energy in your 11th House can be indicative of your ability to accomplish many of your aims on your own. There is, however, no particular meaning which is related to a lack of friends or inability to create friendships. Look to the planet which rules this house to understand the qualities you will seek in your friends and the kinds of activities you might prefer to share with them.


Power Issues: Sex, Money and Control

Personal power is an individual expression, and has different meanings for each person. As a woman in the world today, your opportunity to experience and express your personal power is largely dependent upon the manner in which you develop it. Particularly in the Western World, as times have changed and the power base has gradually evolved beyond the patriarchal control of the last centuries, women are seeking to define their place in the world: collectively and individually. Gaining influence in the world through career and financial development, you begin to understand the different levels of power. Within the family, your roles are also evolving. You are also more free to express your sexual needs and desires, and demand that you are respected as a person and not sexually abused. But everything stems from your ability to identify, embrace and assimilate the true nature of your power as an individual woman.

On a personal level, you can begin to identify much about your own power by looking deeply into the meaning of your 1st House: Your Personality Self. Early in your report you read about what you project about yourself as identified by your Ascendant. Your first House further defines that projection of the Self, and is an area where you carve out much about the way you show yourself to the world on your own terms.

Through your Scorpio Ascendant you have a definite charisma. But you've probably discovered that people respond to you in either a hot or cold manner, and if you wonder why, well, it's your power! Even when you're not trying to appear powerful, you radiate an intensity which is impossible to miss. Your energy stirs others, and sometimes you don't even have to do or say anything. What they feel is the force which radiates through you that is a catalyst for change. It's like a cosmic roto-rooter that brings everything up to the surface. So, if someone is unstable, dishonest or has something to hide, they may feel exposed when they are around you. If they have issues which they really don't want to address, they can feel rather uncomfortable because your energy stimulates those issues. This is marvelous if you're in a situation which is designed to create change, like working as a healer, therapist or renovator. Here, your innate power can work like a magical elixir. But you may also feel somewhat vulnerable yourself, and if you've experienced emotional traumas that have led you to mistrust others or to feel a need to protect yourself, you also project a barrier. It's not visible, but it can be felt. Your protective walls can undermine your power because they can hold you back. You must work very hard to deal with your underlying issues if you are to project the purest sense of yourself and allow your healing power to radiate in a positive manner. Then, regardless of what you do, you'll see remarkable changes which even cause you to be amazed at how phenomenal life is. But if you remain wounded, mistrustful or angry, then you will radiate these feelings in a very intense manner and can undermine your power completely. These are not easy choices, but you must make them if you are to know the difference between having power over your own life or attracting others who will usurp, misuse or abuse your power.

With the energy of your Sun in the 1st House, you may feel that you need recognition in order to be powerful. The manner in which you achieve this recognition makes all the difference between a power which is growth producing and a power which is self-destructive. You may be the perfect woman to take on leadership positions, and will probably grow in the process. But you may always sense that you have to keep your ego in check in order to be as effective as you would like. Using your light to guide others may be much more difficult than standing alone in the spotlight. In your relationships, your need for attention or focus on yourself can be problematic, especially if you forget the needs of your husband or mate. However, you will have to acknowledge that some attention and the achievement of your aims is an important part of your life, and you require a relationship which will provide this opportunity. You may also like to be in charge of situations and can learn to assert your will in such a manner that others will be happy to follow your lead.

Mercury's energy in your 1st House brings an opportunity to strengthen your personal power through enhancing your communication skills and improving your mind. Learning may be a lifelong passion for you, and others will learn to look to you to provide information, clarification and understanding. If you're confident in your abilities as a communicator, you may gain power through writing, speaking, public relations, or teaching. However, if you do not yet trust your communicative ability, it's a good idea to develop it because this is one of your keys to establishing an identity which feels right. You may also be quite talkative, and can undermine your power by chattering endlessly about meaningless details or gossip, so try to be aware of the nature of what you're communicating!

You like to win with Mars in your 1st House and may prove your power through competitive or challenging ventures. Whether you're running a marathon or climbing the ladder in your profession, you like to feel that you can conquer anything. You may have amazing courage which is exceptionally empowering. In the process of meeting some of life's challenges, you can be a bit abrasive, and must be aware of the way others are responding to your assertive nature if you are to avoid generating hostility. You will fight for yourself when necessary, but you can also be belligerent in a negative sense unless you're aware of the impact of your actions. Just reacting spontaneously to every situation can get you into trouble and may weaken your effectiveness. If you are accident-prone, part of the problem may be the result of jumping into situations without thinking or moving too quickly for the circumstances. To be really powerful, you need to establish your independence and autonomy without creating extreme disruption or destruction in your path.

Another power space on your chart is your Midheaven. This point, which is usually at the top of your chart and marks the cusp of the 10th House, is like the crown and torch of the Statue of Liberty. Here too, are the indicators of the types of people you most admire, and the clues to what you need to develop within yourself to attain unshakable self-respect.

Through your Leo Midheaven you have a deep fascination with achieving power, and may not rest until you feel that you've accomplished being in control of your own destiny. This can, of course, have strong implications in your career, but it extends into the way you perform in positions of influence within your personal relationships, too. Although you may admire great leaders of history, you also have a deep admiration for those whose creative self-expression has opened the way to their success. The way you give and take orders will make a lot of difference in your sense of personal accomplishment, since you really do want prestige but may find that it comes only when you can lead and follow with equal grace.

Neptune's energy in your 10th House inspires you to work in fields which help to make the world a better place. You need a life path which reflects your spirituality and imagination and will prosper most fully in a field which is centered in principles of compassionate love. Your special sensibilities may lead you to work as an artist, musician or actress, but the success you achieve in these areas will be only secondary to the influence you can have on the world around you. Work in the service industries, medical profession, or within charitable institutions can be important to your personal growth. You may also feel confused about which career path to follow and may not trust your own abilities. Sometimes you may feel invisible, and may wonder when it will be your turn to be noticed. That is pretty much up to you and the choices you make at the various stages of your life. Once you begin to see your life as a process of unfolding and development you will realize that your career path and life path merge as one, and that at different times you are focused on different expressions.

The frustration which arises from your Sun in square aspect to your Midheaven results from a deep-seated need to overcome the obstacles in your path in order to prove your power. Although some of those obstacles may be the result of life circumstances, you may realize that you have a part in placing (or maintaining) many of them, especially if your attitudes about achieving your goals are negatively stubborn or fearful. If you feel that others are standing in your way, it is important to determine if that is really the case, or if you simply do not trust your own abilities. By surrendering your ego's needs for control or recognition to your inner needs for true personal fulfillment, you may find that your goals are more clear, and within reach.

You will accomplish your greatest sense of success when you are mentally challenged and learning something. With Mercury in square aspect to your Midheaven, your desires to share your ideas may sometimes run into confrontation, but that may only strengthen your resolve to get your point across. Developing your intellectual capacities and cultivating positive communication skills will go a long way toward helping you achieve the success you desire.

Jupiter's energy in sextile aspect to your Midheaven affords excellent opportunities to get ahead in the world. When you've set your sights on your ambitions, your confidence and optimism help you realize them. Once you begin to put your efforts into achieving your goals, you can experience amazing results and may find that your own success inspires the respect and admiration of others. When in positions of influence, you can also be instrumental in aiding others in the achievement of their goals and ambitions.

Your special talents are an extreme asset to achieving success in the world. With the energy of Uranus in trine aspect to your Midheaven, you can use your individuality to your best advantage most of the time. You're here to create some new pathways. Forging ahead into innovative or unusual areas of endeavor will insure success on many levels. You will feel most powerful when you achieve a sense of independence through your ambitions.

Someone once said that money makes the world go around, and from all evidence, it certainly seems to be a powerful force. Money, in fact, symbolizes power. With money, you can have what you want. With more money, you can have more of what you want. Without money, you may want what you cannot have. Your relationship with money is an extremely intimate and seductive force. The way you use your resources - money, time, energy - says a lot about how you perceive your own power and personal worth. This facet of yourself is expressed through the 2nd House of your chart. Here, you express your value systems. The important special link between finances and self-esteem cannot be understated, and is especially important for you as a woman. In order to extract the real value of your talents and services from others in the world (such as what you are paid from your job), you must first value yourself.

The qualities of Sagittarius radiate through your 2nd House, adding a sense of confidence and optimism to the manner in which you use your resources. You can be very generous and enjoy having enough resources to share with those you love. But you can also feel tempted to overspend, and need to be particularly careful when it comes to accumulating debt, since you don't like the feeling you have when your money is controlling you! Setting limits is crucial, and you'll be much happier when you're operating within a reasonable budget - as long as that budget leaves some room for flexible, spontaneous expenditures. Having to count every penny can make you feel crazy! Jupiter's energy influencing this house adds good fortune in finances, especially if you're taking a responsible attitude toward the way you spend money. Your self worth is strengthened when you know you're using your resources to create opportunities for yourself or for others.

Since Saturn's energy is in your 2nd House, you may find that you worry about whether or not you have enough time, money or energy to have everything you need. Although this energy can be helpful in dealing with the necessities of life, you must watch a tendency to block your own prosperity through excessive self-limitation. Self-discipline when it comes to spending helps you feel more stable. You'll see the best results when you develop a budget or plan for your finances, especially if that plan allows you to feel comfortable now while creating a nest egg for your future.

Resources which you share with others are reflected in the 8th House of your chart. Whether you're considering joint property and finances, inheritance, insurance settlements or tax obligations, this area is not as free and easy as the 2nd House, which seems more like what you want for yourself alone. Another layer of this part of your life deals with your sexuality, and the manner in which you open intimately to others. This is a very personal space, and it is probably one of the most guarded aspects of any woman's psyche. It is here that much wounding has taken place over many centuries, and it is here that the mask of propriety has to be removed in order to openly accept and integrate that fact that you are a person who needs wholeness and healing, and who yearns to bond at the most alchemical level with life itself.

Here you also find your compulsions. It's no wonder that you don't display this part of yourself to just anybody. You have to feel safe to open this facet of yourself, and you realize that this vulnerability can be used against you in power plays. But what you may not always remember is that this is also where you have the power! In true tantric traditions, it is through the vessel of a woman's sexual energy that a couple can ride the wave of sexual ecstasy. This also extends to the other power aspects of any relationship. If your transformational and magical qualities are blocked, the whole of the relationship will suffer.

Gemini's influence in your 8th House adds an exceptional curiosity concerning sexuality. You need variety in your sex life, and although that can be accomplished with one partner, you'll probably experiment a bit (even if only in your mind) to compare the differences and similarities. Learning what brings you pleasure is part of your sexuality, but learning how to communicate sexually is at the core of your needs for intimacy. Once you're involved in a close relationship, you'll share special signals with your partner which only he understands. These signals are part of your bond with one another. You may also find that you develop a powerful psychic and intuitive link with your partner which allows you to communicate in a very unique manner. In joint financial areas, you can benefit when you understand as much as possible about the finances in a marriage or partnership, and your need to know may ultimately result in very valuable insights on your part. All contracts need very specific definition concerning roles and responsibilities. If a relationship ends, you'll probably feel better if you specify a well defined property settlement, even though you may vacillate about what you want or need.

Jupiter's energy in your 8th House stimulates strong sexual appetites. In your quest for the ultimate orgasm, you may jump into sexual relationships which become emotionally overwhelming before you're ready. This can create quite a bit of internal conflict, particularly since you like to feel free in your relationships. If you've thought to yourself that you're more spiritual than this, you may be ignoring a very important part of your psyche. You can be spiritual and sexual at the same time; it's all a matter of your focus! But you can also discover the price of sexually irresponsibility if you do get into intimacy too quickly. On the financial side of things, Jupiter's energy here can attract inheritance, and if you are to use these resources to their ultimate benefit, you need to eliminate any guilt you have about them.

Mars energy is about getting what you want by going after it. Mars is drive. Mars is courage. Mars is desire. Mars is unabashed sexuality. Mars is the fuel for personal power. Men do Mars quite effectively, right down to fighting and war. But you also have a warrior spirit, an Amazon Self. This is your Mars. If you fail to own and utilize your own Martian force, you lose power.

With Mars in Scorpio, you can be relentless about pursuing what you want. You are also quite sexual, and need high levels of intensity to feel fully satisfied sexually. That means you can't just approach a sexual encounter passively, waiting for sex to be over, and then sigh a little sigh. You are driven to participate fully and completely, to reach the plateaus you are capable of achieving. The real alchemy which arises when you've allowed your sexual energy to be released full force is like a magical elixir for you. Exploring your sexual needs and understanding their importance in your life is primary to experiencing the wholeness you need as a woman. When you are not sexually active, you can consciously direct this same force into your creative efforts. You may be quite adept at developing the connection to your own kundalini force, which you can use in any capacity in your life. You also possess an everlasting charisma which can add to your personal power. Although you may not be especially temperamental in an open way, when you do become angry, you can be quite destructive and forceful. Your tendency to repress feelings of anger can be harmful. It might be a good idea to do some anger therapy if you feel that your Mars energy is blocked or repressed. Your power also grows when you surrender your energy to true healing. Whether your work involves healing directly is not important. You can heal with a look, your words, your touch and your thoughts. Harnessing this energy by directing it through your higher self will entirely transform your life.

With Mars and Pluto in a trine aspect you may have an excellent ability to bring about transformational change through directing your personal dominion in positive ways. This is an aspect of magical strength and power, but only works if you consciously work to develop it. Your sexuality can be one of your gifts and the way you use your personal magnetism can dictate the difference between success and failure in every arena of your life. You need a place to exercise your magnetism in creative ways.

Saturn plays the role of the big controller in your life. Sometimes that control seems to come from outside. You know - all the rules and regulations, the authority figures, the intimidating people who tell you what to do - this is the Saturn of the outside world. But you have the same traffic cop in the back of your own mind, telling you what is right and wrong, chiding you when you make a mistake, holding you back when you're about to do something stupid. Saturn control can be a good thing. This is your energy for self-discipline, clarity and focus. You need Saturn. But you need Saturn in its most productive sense. You do not need the guilt, intimidation and self-limitation that keep you from having what you require from life.

Through your Saturn in Sagittarius you can be philosophical about the way you use control. Education may be important too. Your sense of personal power is strong when your life is a reflection of your deeply held beliefs and ideals. You have to walk the talk in order to be totally free and alive. Because you may feel a strong need to share your thoughts and ideals with others, you may always be teaching (or preaching!). But the kind of teacher you become will be determined by whether or not you make room for real diversity. If you are caught in self-righteous idealism, you will ultimately lose power because you will then move away from the Source of Truth.

The square aspect between your Moon and Saturn can stimulate negative attitudes toward yourself and your needs, and may even add a feeling of resentment toward yourself for being a woman. Your relationships or your conditioning have illustrated that being a woman is a liability, you have two choices. By accepting this condition, your power as a whole person is inhibited. By deciding to overcome the obstacles in your path, your power grows. But you must guard against a tendency to develop harsh emotions, since when you are cold or unfeeling, you're denying a part of yourself. Taking responsibility for your feelings is very different from inhibiting your needs or repressing your nurturant qualities. You can be powerful and be a woman, too.

With Mercury in semisquare aspect to Saturn you have to safeguard against allowing negative mental attitudes to undermine your optimism and confidence. Learning to let go of worry and to avoid fretting over things you cannot do anything about will be very empowering to you.

Developing your ability to love is a source of great power in your life. With Venus in sextile aspect to Saturn, you experience the reward of enduring love which stems from a true appreciation of yourself and others. You know that through love you can accomplish anything, and it is this force which can carry you through when everything else around you fails. Your ability to use good judgment in money matters is a direct result of your discrimination and strong self worth. This strengthens your power base on multiple levels.

You may feel a deep sense of faith and trust in the experience of life with Saturn in trine aspect to Neptune. Your spirituality plays an important role in your sense of power as a whole woman, and you may find that your spiritual focus gives you strength when the mundane world falls short. Listening to your inner voice is just as important as learning the factual evidence presented through data, and you can blend your inner understanding with the external "facts" to create a wonderful manifestation of your dreams and hopes. Your faith in yourself and ability to trust your own judgment is also a strong part of your power base. This is the power of surrender to higher law.

Plutonian control is sometimes difficult to grasp, but it's definitely there. When you feel this control from outside yourself, it is undermining and extremely intimidating. The force of Pluto is buried deep within your psyche. It is unleashed and grows in a manner like the process of mitosis in a fertilized cell, which is altered, splits off, combines with other cells and ultimately becomes an organism. Through Pluto, you experience the power of life, birth, healing, and the ultimate change of death. If you are trapped in a mire of shame, guilt and self-destructiveness, you may have undergone a Plutonian transformation as a result of trauma earlier in your life. But it is this same force which plants the seeds of change that eventually can lead to the creation of a new self.

You learn about power through your spiritual and religious teaching with Pluto in the 9th House. Your need to connect to the Power of the Universal Mind is behind many of your deepest aspirations. You will be dissatisfied if you give your spiritual power to another human being. It belongs to you and to the direction of the Teacher within your higher consciousness. But it's tempting to hold onto religious ideals with a fervent dedication which is almost impossible to release. By separating your emotional attachment to your beliefs from the truth of your spiritual awareness, you will become empowered at the highest level.

Your special talents are an extreme asset to achieving success in the world. With the energy of Uranus in trine aspect to your Midheaven, you can use your individuality to your best advantage most of the time. You're here to create some new pathways. Forging ahead into innovative or unusual areas of endeavor will insure success on many levels. You will feel most powerful when you achieve a sense of independence through your ambitions.


Embracing Your Divine Self

In western society today it's okay to admit that women are Goddesses. This, in itself, implies that the power of The Source may not be solely masculine. In essence, this power contains All That Is, but as a woman, you express it through your Goddess Self. This part of yourself is always there when you feel abandoned or alone to give you comfort. Your Goddess Self is standing firmly beside you when you face a major challenge, sharing her strength and support. Your Goddess Self opens the doors to Truth and Understanding. She is the essence of all that is Love. Look in the mirror. Stare deeply into your own eyes and you will see her reflected back at you.

When you need to get in touch with your inner being, an exercise in guided imagery can help you make the transition from your everyday thinking to heightened awareness. Take a few minutes to make this journey. Before you begin, find time to be alone. Sit or lie down in a comfortable position in a place that feels safe to you. Take three deep breaths. With each breath, release the tension from your body as you exhale. As you inhale, fill yourself with energy, light and inner calm. Then, close your eyes, and take one more relaxing breath.

Imagine that you are walking through a country garden and woods. Nearby is a cottage, fashioned of logs and covered on one side with beautiful climbing ivy. You are heading toward a pond at the edge of the garden. It is beautiful, and the water is perfectly warm and comfortable. As you slip into the pond, you feel the cares and worries of your day slipping away from you. You let yourself float in the water for a while, and while you're relaxed there, open your eyes and look up at the perfect full moon above you. It's almost as though you could touch the moon, and you close your eyes again, imagining that you are looking down upon the earth. There you see yourself floating. All is peaceful. Gently you are lifted from the pond by a beautiful angel, whose warm embrace brings peace to your heart. She carries you into a place which seems like another world. There, she introduces you to an angel, surrounded by music and light. You wonder if this is your guardian angel, and just as though she could read your thoughts, says, "I am your angel of laughter and mirth." She dances around you, and you cannot help but move your feet and begin to dance yourself. You hear her laughter, and then seem to be joined by a host of angelic beings who are absolutely radiant when they laugh. Your angel then sings to you, "With so many worries and cares in the world, you sometimes feel disheartened. But you can change the music by listening to your soul."