Your Spiritual Path

for Albert Einstein


by Stephanie Clement, Ph.D.


 

 

 

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Your Chart Data

Name: Albert Einstein
Date: Mar 14, 1879
Time: 11:30:00 AM LMT +00:00
Place: Ulm, GER
010E00'00" 48N24'00"

 

Planet

Sign

Position

House

 

House Cusps

Sun

Pisces

23Pi30'

10th

 

01 11Ca39'

Moon

Sagittarius

14Sg32'

05th

 

02 02Le53'

Mercury

Aries

03Ar09'

10th

 

03 22Le54'

Venus

Aries

16Ar59'

10th

 

04 12Vi50'

Mars

Capricorn

26Cp55'

07th

 

05 08Sc21'

Jupiter

Aquarius

27Aq29'

09th

 

06 16Sg05'

Saturn

Aries

04Ar11'

10th

 

07 11Cp39'

Uranus

Virgo

01Vi17' R

03rd

 

08 02Aq53'

Neptune

Taurus

07Ta52'

10th

 

09 22Aq54'

Pluto

Taurus

24Ta44'

11th

 

10 12Pi50'

Midheaven

Pisces

12Pi50'

10th

 

11 08Ta21'

Ascendant

Cancer

11Ca39'

01st

 

12 16Ge05'

 

Interpretation text copyright 2001 by Stephanie Clement
Program Copyright 1985-2003 Matrix Software, Inc.

 

Your Spiritual Path

Each of us has the potential to develop along psychic, intuitive and spiritual lines into the person who best suits our natural gifts. There are essentially three possibilities for how that development may occur:

1. Along the lines dictated by our family, peers and social milieu: Most of us are taught a set of rules as children. Some of those rules prove to be very useful, and some lessons prove to be detrimental to our development, or at least not helpful.

2. Along the lines suggested by your own conscious mind: Each of us is born with the capacity to learn. The person inside us is the life and light of the mind.

3. The inevitable path is a combination of these two possibilities. No one can develop precisely the way someone else dictates. And no one can develop to suit individual desires with no connection to the outer world.

When individuals develop along the lines reflected by their astrological chart, the fullest expression of natural potential is possible. The birth chart places you at the center of your world, and shows your personal relationship to the Sun, Moon and planets. This is the astrological approach to spiritual understanding. It is not limited to one religious sect or emotional expression. The birth chart presents the possibilities that vibrate within your soul, and indicates which will be easier or more difficult to manage.

Your goal or mission is indicated by your natal chart, but you fully understand it only if you are open to the inner spiritual voice that is always present, and is truly your devoted life companion.

The best spiritual path is one that allows you to use your natural talents and skills. Sometimes your latent abilities will require training and practice to develop into spiritual tools. In this report we will consider a number of possibilities to help you get a sense of your talents, and how to develop and use them.

 

 

Your Creative Process

The Sun is the source of all physical life as we know it. As children develop, Sun sign characteristics are colored by family circumstances, cultural values, and other environmental influences. Yet we develop according to our own individual character IN SPITE of everything. The voice within us will not be denied. It cannot be eradicated and it never gives up. When we are on an appropriate path to our true spiritual destiny our inner voice is a gentle guide. When we stray into less productive territory, the voice becomes more forceful. When we attempt to stifle this inner voice of character, it waits patiently for the proper moment and speaks again. The Sun sign reveals your conscious attitude toward the external world. The following description of the Sun explores your natural tendencies of mental style and action.

With the Sun in Pisces, you are primarily the Feeling type. If the sensation types say, "Just the facts, ma'am," the feeling types say, "and how does it feel when that happens?" Feeling types evaluate situations on the basis of sentiment and may disregard logical processes as ineffective with others and unsatisfying to themselves. They can think logically, but may choose not to unless pressed by circumstances. You are not an emotional disaster area. Rather you are prone to making judgments about things, as in "I feel that is the best way to go." In order to maintain the capacity for fair judgment, it is important to remove or reduce any psychological pollution in the work place caused by unkind, unsympathetic gossip, threatening behavior on the part of co-workers, or idle complaining that is not backed by constructive suggestions. Feeling types can do well in careers that call for sensitivity in relating to other people. You have the ability to bridge the gap between people, and therefore make good counselors, sales people, heads of families, members of the clergy - any job where interpersonal relationships are at the core of productive work. You have a psychic connection to the people and things around you. Often you can "get the point" before other people even state it. You can over-react, but generally return to an acceptable level quickly.

How You Express Your Will

The Sun indicates your will power and its direction. One of the reasons we can identify Sun signs in other people is that they are often willful in their actions. Especially in childhood they are determined, demanding and rebellious against anything that does not conform to their will. The Children of each Sun show us the power of will. The information about your Sun sign focuses on the potential expression (and the associated undercurrents).

I will be moody (when I could be sympathetic). I will be indecisive (when I could go with the flow). I will feel inferior (when I could adapt to circumstances). I will be secretive (when I only want to be alone). I will soak up psychic negativity (when I could be receptive without losing my balance. I will be indulgent (when I need to be attentive).

Your Sun is in the 10th house. You may use your knees for purely physical activity, or you may climb the metaphorical corporate ladder. Energy focuses here, and you may find physical change in the knees accompanies spiritual shifts. You are consciously aware of the connection between practical realities and the imagination or intellect when it comes to effective action. You are able to find the best way to accomplish complex tasks. Effective spiritual action depends on the same kind of assessment. You seek a system that supports your daily work and personal activities, while at the same time providing a container for your spirit and its progress.

Aspects of the Sun

You are aware of the apparent differences between spirit and soul as they are expressed in your daily life. You often struggle to decide what activities are the best for you personally, and you may even try to make this decision for other people from time to time. A companion on the spiritual path can be very helpful. Common sense guides your daily activities, and this is just as true of your spiritual path. You study and evaluate what you are taught, and you apply your spiritual values in your daily work and play activities, not separating one from the other. You identify with the fearlessness in yourself and others when actions are motivated by Spirit. Even physical desire, when inspired by devotion to the partner, can become a profound expression of your spirituality. You are able to cut through the delusion of the material world to the heart of your spiritual power. You comprehend the continuity of your psychic states as you move between spiritual planes, and even between lives.

 

 

Core Beliefs

Much of the pain and limitation we experience is the result of being taught so-called "truths" that are incompatible with our core beliefs. Family and society train us, and sometimes little is done to nurture our individual realities. It is up to you to identify and nurture the values that are meaningful to you. When the filtering process is undertaken, you uncover a "truth" that is unique to you.

The Moon

The Moon reflects the soul. It governs fluids in your body and imagination in your mind. It generally represents a less conscious part of your being, and reflects the quality and flexibility of your memory. If the Sun indicates the most likely course of your spiritual path, the Moon indicates some of the qualities of the path itself.

With the Moon in Sagittarius, your secondary mental style is primarily the Intuitive type. Your internal intuitive style is very different from what you show to the world. People may feel the fire of your passion and not know what is behind it. They see you are "fired up" and wonder what is going on. Sharing the fire can be difficult, especially in the early stage where you feel it but don't know the direction it will take. You often know what will happen, and probably have dj vu experiences frequently. If you focus on these experiences, you will find that you have them more often than you thought, and you begin to lean how to interpret intuitive or psychic signals more clearly. As you pay more attention, you find that what were once perceived to be anxiety attacks now are signals from your unconscious about present or future events. It is often helpful to share your insights, even in the early stage when you don't have the full picture. By doing this you gain intuitive skill.

Your core beliefs were good for your family and society of origin, and therefore they may be good for you too. However, you consider change when those beliefs conflict with perceived reality.

Aspects of the Moon

You are aware of the apparent differences between spirit and soul as they are expressed in your daily life. You often struggle to decide what activities are the best for you personally, and you may even try to make this decision for other people from time to time. A companion on the spiritual path can be very helpful. The spiritual beauty that you extend into the world, through creative efforts or through facilitation of others, is a comfortable mirroring of your internal values. Women bring an emotional spotlight to your self-awareness. Among the tears and anger you find gems in the form of core beliefs that have been transformed to suit your present needs.

The Fourth House

The sign on the Fourth House cusp indicates the filter through which you view your core beliefs. It is the wellspring of all the best, most creative and most powerful ideas you will have throughout your lifetime. It indicates the refrain that the inner voice sings to you when you are sad or filled with joy, when you are pessimistic or optimistic, when you are afraid or when you are experiencing the power of love in your life.

You have Virgo on the Fourth House cusp. The essence of your core beliefs centers on the Virgin or goddess, and the fruitful expression of the feminine. You see three distinct expressions of the feminine and, whether you are male or female, you seek to express them through your own life and work. The three expressions are sometimes defined through Eve, Isis, and Mary, as well as other goddesses.

The feminine expression on the mental plane is expressed through the acquisition of knowledge, sometimes through theft. It is the desire to experiment and to understand that is born within you every day of your life. Eve tasted the apple of knowledge; Inanna stole knowledge and other precious items from Enki, her father. Brigit and Minerva both have an aspect of learning and the expression of intellect.

Feminine expression on the emotional or astral plane is connected to desire. Isis is remembered as the devoted mother of Horus and the passionate consort of Osiris. Because she was able to gather together the severed parts of Osiris's body, she is revered as the goddess who can overcome fate. In the Hindu pantheon the goddesses are reborn again, and again in different forms. An example is Sati, who reincarnated as Parvati, whose dark skin is shed and becomes Kali.

The third expression of the feminine is the cosmic mother. You come to understand that you can be the receptive pole and allow the energy of spirit to act through you. Metaphorically this is represented by the process of gestation, in which the sexual poles are brought together to produce new life. You can understand your core beliefs through this metaphor of inspiration. You have the capacity to inspire others to reveal the god and goddess within themselves because you sense them coming.

 

 

 

Communication and Mental Development

Most of us were taught a set of "truths" in childhood and we were expected to accept them. To supplement what you have been taught by your parents, teachers, and the world at large, you need to develop a spiritual learning style that works for you. If you then decide to teach others, you must develop communication skills that let you share these experiences clearly and meaningfully with your students.

Training Your Conscious Mind

Three factors contribute to your ability to train your conscious mind for spiritual development:

* the natural direction of your thinking

* training to take advantage of this direction

* training your nervous system, and learning to respond to it

Element of Mercury

The angel Raphael is associated with healing in the Bible. The capacity for both companionship and healing forms the essence of Mercury's expression.

With Mercury in Aries, your communication style is primarily the Intuitive type. Spiritual healing and well being develop through the conflict between the present and the future. Because healing energy is directed through intellect, you benefit from mental training that focuses on listening to intuition and feelings first, and then seeks ways to confirm that information through logical means. Healing on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels occurs when conflict is accepted and examined, and then resolved.

Training the conscious mind involves reasoning on the conscious level. Spiritual Education teaches how to engage your intuitive function. Intuition can be trained. Mercury reflects a specific way for you to learn about intuition. See the section on Uranus for more information on your intuitive ability.

Your intuition grows when you focus on your intuitive impulse, compare it to what you see around you in the world, and discriminate between what is outside yourself and what is coming from inside. You have the power of observation and the ability to listen to others. Clarity of intuition grows when you accept and work with each insight.

Your Mercury is in the 10th House. Your grasp of practical factors in any situation comes out in your choice of utilitarian spiritual practice. For example, yoga serves both to center and calm the mind and to strengthen and tone the body. Meditation focused on an object is very helpful.

Mercury Aspects

Common sense guides your daily activities, and this is just as true of your spiritual path. You study and evaluate what you are taught, and you apply your spiritual values in your daily work and play activities, not separating one from the other. You approach each transition in your life objectively and logically, thinking through the details until you are satisfied with the outcome you foresee. Because you go through many separations, you come to value relationships while you have them. You hold your own in conversation, and are a welcome guest. You are able to share your deepest thoughts and beliefs with the people around you.

 

 

Self Esteem and the Development of Spiritual Partnerships

The power of mind is unlimited, except by our own thinking. As you proceed along the spiritual path, self-esteem grows. Relationship with another person is a powerful force for the development of self-esteem and for spiritual growth.

Venus has been called the alter ego of the Earth. Very close to the same size as the earth, Venus has an atmosphere inhospitable to human life. The inner reaches of the unconscious mind were long thought to be inhospitable as well. Modern psychology has delved into the mechanism of mind, and religious mystics have long studied the rocky terrain to be found within each of us. The consensus is that to evolve spiritually, we must first look at ourselves. One way to do this is through relationship with others.

Romantic, business and other relationships all offer us the opportunity to project our thoughts onto other people. The evolutionary nature of a relationship allows us to explore our desires. Then we can achieve spiritual connections that transcend sexual expression.

Right relationships between people provides inner awareness that helps us to mediate between personality and soul, between physical life and higher consciousness. Only through fusion of these apparently separate facets of your being can you approach true knowledge.

The Planet Venus provides indications about your best approach to spiritual partnerships.

With Venus in Aries, your best approach to healthy partnering is through the Intuitive function. Your inspirational energy comes from scientific mental activity-you gather practical facts to help manifest love in your life. You are able to discriminate between extremes, and to explore a variety of options in search of the one best way to complete a project. You are able to see the future potential of the loving energy that goes into today's work.

The power to make wishes become reality is yours. You are a dreamer, and you are able to achieve your dreams in many cases. You fall into and out of love rather easily, and this includes falling in love with a new spiritual teacher or idea.

Your Venus is in the 10th House. You are quite capable of using your magnetic attraction in your career and public life, and you do this without confusing sexual interest with your other goals. You may find that alliances with older individuals help you early in your life, and that you later form alliances with people much younger than yourself.

Venus Aspects

The spiritual beauty that you extend into the world, through creative efforts or through facilitation of others, is a comfortable mirroring of your internal values. You have to work hard to create an environment that suites your spiritual values.

 

 

Doubt, Resistance, and the Development of Psychic Ability

The spiritual path has a number of potential pitfalls. Some of the most treacherous of these lie within our own minds. Our innermost thoughts become a prison, trapping us within walls of our own making. These may be the karmic result of the past, or they may be the result of recent actions. There are several ways we cause our own difficulties:

1) Secrets - Privacy and secrets are part of the picture. Children love the feeling of independence and power that comes with a secret. Problems only arise when the secrets we keep are detrimental to ourselves or to others.

2) Doubts - When a situation causes you to doubt, it is largely because it is incongruent with what you have learned in the past. You want something new, but your unconscious is in turmoil. You feel naughty, anxious, reluctant, or undeserving. Because of what you have learned from people you trust or from what you have read, you doubt your own decision-making ability.

3) Resistance - Resistance is not all bad. If change were too easy, we would have no stability. We could be talked into all sorts of things. What we need is a way to identify resistance for what it is, and then find ways to work with it.

Where your spiritual path is concerned, Neptune reveals how you handle secrets, how doubt arises for you, and also how to resolve resistance. One strategy involves your psychic ability.

Developing Your Psychic Ability

We use our psychic senses to understand the world of the present. You can train yourself to be more aware of the nuances of psychic awareness, and Neptune indicates how you can develop this ability. You will then connect with the earth and other people in new ways, and also confirm the significance of your spiritual values.

With Neptune in Taurus, your private, psychic style is primarily the Sensation type.

As a child you may have wanted to hold onto what you had with a very strong grip. You wanted things to "stay put" in your life. You have organized your life around a set of principles that permit movement within a secure structure. You may even take pride in the fact that your private life is not in constant turmoil, like the lives of some of your friends.

Resistance is experienced in the nature of that stability. If you are bound to the relative security of your life, you may resist change, even when it is practical and desirable. It is important for you to understand that the most profound changes come when you allow the structure of your life to open to something new. The paradox: on one hand you seek stability, and on the other you have intense desires. Desire, by its nature, implies some degree of change. You want to add something to the mix of what you already have. Doubt arises when you try to decide what to let go.

Your spiritual path includes the task of acknowledging your desire on the material level, identifying your spiritual aspirations, and exerting your will to find a balance between the two. You will not be able to give up physical desires as long as you are in the body. They are part and parcel of what it means to be alive. Your inner voice will not let you ignore your spiritual aspirations, as they are every bit as much a part of you. Strength of will determines your progress. The willful desire of a child to hold on to every toy can be transmuted into spiritual will that both holds on to what is valuable from the past and sets aside things that no longer serve your spiritual aspirations.

Neptune is in the 10th House. Even in crowds you can tune your psychic abilities. At first there is a clutter of input that is at best confusing. However, over time you refine your directional awareness and can track individuals through the busiest markets, or identify the one person who needs the emotional support you have to offer. You may be a skillful manager, as you understand the way to motivate others.

Neptune Aspects

You have natural psychic ability that can express through mediumship, conscious psychic or telepathic communication and mystical interests. This needs to be balanced with physical grounding of some kind. Generally you are not a strong team player. You doubt the value of cooperative effort and expect more of others than they are likely to give. Thus your efforts are better directed to self-discipline. This apparent limitation can be overcome by focusing on the stronger areas of your personality. Your natural psychic ability provides creative imagination and bolsters your self-esteem. It also sets up the opportunity for self-doubt that in turn tests your core beliefs and allows for creative change. You are easily influenced by other people and need to develop your spiritual voice to counteract this tendency.

The Twelfth House

The sign on the Twelfth House indicates how you color issues of doubt and resistance. It also reflects your most direct approach to your psychic insights.

You have Gemini on the Twelfth House cusp. You are sensitive to the words you hear, and you need to be sensitive about the words you say. Your mystical nature leads you to study hypnosis or other skills where voice is a factor. Life is sometimes confusing. You will benefit from a contemplative practice that allows your own inner voice to be clearly heard.

 

 

Death and Transformation as Spiritual Processes

Pluto, Scorpio and the Eighth House in the birth chart deal with issues of death and transformation. On the spiritual path a shaman must undergo a death-like initiation in order to come into his or her shamanic powers. In our own lives we continually experience the death of old ways of being and the birth of new possibilities. Transformative events can teach lessons concerning your spiritual growth:

* They are signposts to indicate progress.

* They allow you to modify your behavior in positive ways.

* They remind you to be gentle and kind with yourself.

* They remind you to accept yourself as you are, and to move forward.

* They remind you to support and encourage the child within yourself, just as you would encourage another person.

The Eighth House in your chart defines the mechanisms for change and self-acceptance that are most appropriate for you. By understanding them you develop a sense of self and a set of behaviors that lead more directly to your goal. You discard behaviors that no longer serve you in your journey on the spiritual path.

Scorpio is the natural sign on the Eighth House, and the associated planet is Pluto. How appropriate that Pluto, mythological ruler of the underworld, should be the planetary ruler of the Eighth House of death and transformation.

Yet Pluto attracts the living, though it cannot hold on to them for long. So it is with life. We are attracted to one way of doing things, but we know that change is the only certainty in life. As we travel the spiritual path, we find that each ending is the source of a new beginning, and that we often benefit from even the most traumatic events. By descending into the world of darkness and pain, we borrow a bit of Pluto's power, so that on the next step along the path we are stronger and more courageous.

With Pluto in Taurus, your approach to death and transformation is primarily through the Sensation function. Potentially more mater-of-fact about issues concerning death and change, you take transitions In stride for the most part. In the occasional instance when a death or change catches you off guard, you may feel that you are unable to move out of one feeling into another. When you feel stuck, you may need to gather your will to take some action. By focusing on simple practical details, you take steps, one at a time, to lift the weight of feelings that have mired you temporarily. Generally you are able to handle the details of planning that are required when death or change occurs. You grasp the practical need for one thing to die before another may be born, for example. You also may be profoundly aware of past life events or the potential of a future lifetime, and you find practical ways to bridge the apparent gaps between.

You desire to accumulate wealth on earth. This can translate in powerful philanthropy, or it can make you an example of what not to do in terms of spirituality. .

Pluto Aspects

You are able to cut through the delusion of the material world to the heart of your spiritual power. You comprehend the continuity of your psychic states as you move between spiritual planes, and even between lives. You are capable of applying tremendous effort to anything you attempt. The spiritual lesson is to learn moderation. Moderation often means acting like one of the pack instead of always being the leader. You seek a leadership role in all your activities, and this is not less true in your spiritual life. You first need to learn the true synthesis of love and wisdom, so that you are worthy of the faith others place in you. And you must avoid the temptation to exploit situations just because you can. Each person you meet holds the promise of transformation - for you and for themselves. Your path includes the ability to facilitate change on a higher creative plane, elevating people out of their fear and sorrow. In this sense you are a very unusual agent of spiritual transmutation. You may benefit from the study of alchemy. You find yourself concerned about the fortunes of your associates, and you seek to influence them through group activities or public office.

The Eighth House

The sign on the Eighth House cusp indicates the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual approach you take when dealing with birth, death and transformation.

You have Aquarius on the Eighth House cusp. Your stage for transformation is set with the trappings of intellect. You like to think a process through to its logical end before you make decisions. If you don't have enough time to do this, you tend to make absolute decisions that leave no room for flexibility. Such decisions, if examined carefully, will reflect the same feeling that you had as a child when adults made decisions for you. There is a sense of being trapped in an invisible suspended cage. You may not feel out of balance, but you fear that any movement may cause you to fall from your tight wire.

While you may wish to be independent in all things, this sense of inertia is a cue to ask for help. By asking you will feel less isolated. The act of extending your hand to another person for help will get you moving again. I am reminded of a child learning to ride a bicycle. Someone has their hand on the bike to steady it, and that hand provides the confidence we need to experience the balancing technique as we pedal. Before we know it, the hand is no longer there and we are balancing just fine.

 

 

The Development of Intuition

Intuition is an ability beyond logical thinking. Through it you can consider future outcomes. In the Buddhist tradition, intuition is a mental ability, equal to intellect that can provide direct insight. In mathematics intuition is the capacity to "guess" the answer to a problem, skipping the regular logical processes.

Intuition is more than your inner voice. Intuition is one of the methods by which you understand the world. It is a skill you can develop and use consciously. Intuition often surfaces during meditation. When the mind is quiet, then intuition can be heard. Once trained, you can access intuition by stopping your normal waking process and entering the calm that you have cultivated.

The planet associated with intuition is Uranus. With Uranus in Virgo, your intuition works best through the Sensation function. Your intuition comes to you in very concrete images. For example, you can see a piece of land and clearly envision a house, a road, or a bridge being built there. You actually see the finished product in your mind's eye, and then take the practical steps to achieve the result you see. You also can find multiple uses of tools, and can usually handle an emergency with whatever materials and tools you have available.

You need to apply intuition to your work in a methodical way. Given the future solution you perceive, you have to find the tools you need, even when they are designed for other tasks.

Your Uranus is in the 3rd House. Your intuition arises through contact with siblings and peer group. At first it seems that communication occurs through sounds or visual signals. Later it is difficult or impossible for outsiders to detect any communication, but you understand each other even when separated by great distance.

Uranus Aspects

Your best and strongest relationships emerge from chance meetings, and you tend to depend on luck to carry you through difficult times. Your strong intuition provides insight into the almost organic rhythm of your life. Your independent spirit thrives on a less restrictive spiritual practice. You have natural psychic ability that can express through mediumship, conscious psychic or telepathic communication and mystical interests. This needs to be balanced with physical grounding of some kind. Each person you meet holds the promise of transformation - for you and for themselves. Your path includes the ability to facilitate change on a higher creative plane, elevating people out of their fear and sorrow. In this sense you are a very unusual agent of spiritual transmutation. You may benefit from the study of alchemy.

 

 

The Midheaven: Self-Awareness and the Use of Intuition

How can you use your self-awareness to access intuition, a presumably involuntary, less conscious capacity? To take the direct, conscious path is challenging at best. This method only works if you can consciously enter unconscious territory, and by definition, that territory is unconscious because you cannot access it directly. You can rarely dive in intentionally.

You can wait for intuition to arise naturally without doing anything. Or you can practice meditation. It is fairly easy to learn and requires no particular physical or mental skills, except the ability to focus the mind.

In addition, you have specific avenues, or points of focus, to aid you in the practice. The sign on the Midheaven indicates an area of the subconscious that you can access through meditation, thereby identifying spiritual keys to your development. By going within, you find the higher values most suited to your own path.

With the Midheaven in Pisces, your self-awareness and your path to self-realization are primarily through the Feeling function.

Beneath the subconscious desire to understand the minute details of physical existence, you find the capacity to experience the germination of your spiritual life. As a child you observed the way your parents and other people involved themselves with the details of their daily existence, and you learned how to manage your own activities with attention to specifics.

While you were learning the practical skills you needed for daily activities, spiritual awareness was also growing deep within you. You have rejected the strict bonds of servitude on the material plane, yet you have cultivated the joyful possibility of spiritual service, even if you are only vaguely aware of this fact. You are learning that you can engage on the thoughtful, personal level in activities that help you and others, or you can expand your understanding to include a broader spiritual venue in which you transcend your ordinary mental boundaries.

Midheaven Aspects

Women bring an emotional spotlight to your self-awareness. Among the tears and anger you find gems in the form of core beliefs that have been transformed to suit your present needs. Your natural psychic ability provides creative imagination and bolsters your self-esteem. It also sets up the opportunity for self-doubt that in turn tests your core beliefs and allows for creative change.

 

 

Karma and Dharma

Perhaps no single principle of Asian religions has fascinated us more than karma and its link to reincarnation. Karma refers to the cause and effect relationship between what we do and the results we get. Our actions bring reactions, constructive and not so constructive. However, everyday feedback often comes from individuals who are no more clear about their spiritual values than we are. So, what should you take seriously?

How does karma work in your life? Will it be played out in your next incarnation, or will you experience it in the here-and-now?

Certainly you do not have to believe in karma or reincarnation to make progress along your spiritual path. However, if you do astrology can offer insight into what factors in the past may be influencing you today. The following are suggestions concerning past influences. Think of them as relating to family and childhood experience, or you can relate them to your past lives, or both.

With Saturn in Aries, you experience karma and dharma primarily through the Intuitive function. Intelligent activity in your life is inspired by your vision. You live in the moment, and you place yourself there in three ways: 1. You welcome the opportunity to make wise decisions. Because of this you dislike being forced to make decisions without thinking things through carefully; 2. You are generally able to look at your past and accept as just that-the past. Yet you consider the lessons you have learned and apply them to your present life; or 3. You use your intuition to prepare for the future. You are often able to forecast future events accurately, even though it seems unlikely that you would know what is going to happen.

The spiritual path will transmute your material ambition into a higher aspiration to use intelligent activity in service to humanity. Instead of ruling, you aspire to be the facilitator of each person's individual progress.

Your Saturn is in the 10th House. Your strong will furthers your career and supports your social position. You believe that steady work serves you well on the material level, and it works well in terms of spirit too. Your tendency to follow a narrow line of thinking provides strong focus, but may cause you to miss the richness of possibilities that surround you. The plus side is that this same focus helps you to get right to the heart of the subject at hand.

Saturn Aspects

You approach each transition in your life objectively and logically, thinking through the details until you are satisfied with the outcome you foresee. Because you go through many separations, you come to value relationships while you have them. You work in isolation, and therefore need to develop strong meditation practices that cultivate the capacity to work with others who are much older or younger than yourself. You face major difficulties in certain periods of your life. You gain experience the hard way, and feel you are held back from success.

 

 

Transcendent Values

Behind what you know about yourself - behind all other considerations of spirituality, lie the transcendent values that are most important to you. These are the values you have worked to discover from among all the rules you have been taught. They are the reason you have read books, studied with teachers, privately pondered and examined the events of your life. They are the fundamental principles that you believe will help you find fulfillment as a human being. As such they are the source of energy behind your self-awareness, the motivation of your spiritual search, and the principles that you apply to your dharma, or life path.

With Jupiter in Aquarius, your approach to and understanding of transcendant values is primarily through the Thinking function. Regardless of your typical mental style, indicated by the element occupied by the Sun, you tend to process best through thinking, and through the skillful use of words. You aspire to more perfect expression, both within yourself and in the social realm. Mental and spiritual training benefit you by providing rigorous reasoning skills and by opening your heart to the intuitive information that flows around you. Even when you have achieved fusion of heart and mind, you find that your mental process and expression focus on intellect and the thinking process. You may come to trust your intuition deeply, but you gain this level of confidence through testing your intuitive knowledge logically and rationally. You understand that the cycle of cause and effect begins on the mental plane, descends through the emotional realm, and manifests in the physical world.

You may confuse social justice with spiritual values. They are not the same. Contemplative practice helps you to understand your inner nature, to distinguish it from your awareness of other people, and to direct your spiritual path according to your personal needs and aspirations.

Aspects of the Jupiter

Your best and strongest relationships emerge from chance meetings, and you tend to depend on luck to carry you through difficult times. Your strong intuition provides insight into the almost organic rhythm of your life. Your independent spirit thrives on a less restrictive spiritual practice. You seek a leadership role in all your activities, and this is not less true in your spiritual life. You first need to learn the true synthesis of love and wisdom, so that you are worthy of the faith others place in you. And you must avoid the temptation to exploit situations just because you can.

The Ninth House

You have Aquarius on the Ninth House cusp. Your primary transcendent focus is on group consciousness. This focus is a most significant factor in your personal development, as it is the inspiration for selflessness. A second transcendent value is your lower mental nature. Intellectual development is key to your spiritual progress. Note that group consciousness is primary, and that personal intellect serves a supporting role. A third value is the truth of unity or Universal Mind. It is through the intuitive understanding of the oneness of all existence that you are able to mobilize your intellect in the service of group consciousness. As these values become the motivation for your conscious actions, you will find that your spirit flows like water from an endless source, enriching the lives of others as you move toward personal liberation.

Planets in the Ninth House

Jupiter in 9th House:

You will find your values within your studies. It is essential that you develop a formal approach to learning. This does not have to be a college degree program. It can involve reading, attending workshops and seminars on subjects of interest to you, or travel to sites where spiritual energy is focused. You can choose which traditions to pursue, and you may be drawn to a philosophy or religion very different from what you were taught as a child. You are the perennial student, always willing to expand your sphere of knowledge.

Ninth House Aspects

Your best and strongest relationships emerge from chance meetings, and you tend to depend on luck to carry you through difficult times. Your strong intuition provides insight into the almost organic rhythm of your life. Your independent spirit thrives on a less restrictive spiritual practice. You seek a leadership role in all your activities, and this is not less true in your spiritual life. You first need to learn the true synthesis of love and wisdom, so that you are worthy of the faith others place in you. And you must avoid the temptation to exploit situations just because you can.

 

 

Mars: Your Spiritual Persona

Mars indicates an area of life that is vitally important to your spiritual growth. Whatever path you choose, this factor will come up again and again. Others will see how it affects you, but they are unlikely to understand the depth of its significance. You yourself may not understand the power of this influence on your life.

The Element of Mars

Mars is naturally associated with Aries, a fire sign. Traditionally Mars was also associated with Scorpio, a water sign. Thus the expression of Mars shares the nature of these two elements to some extent. The movement between water and fire involves the capacity for discriminating awareness. Mars governs the five senses-touch, taste, sight, hearing and smell. The position of Mars directly reflects your capacity to relate to the world through your senses.

With Mars in Capricorn, your spiritual persona is expressed most fluently through the Sensation function. You are generally practical in your activities. If it has no hope of reaping actual, measurable results, then you just won't do it. This practical streak carries over into the spiritual realm as a desire to develop a regular practice that deepens your sense of devotion to a teacher or to a body of understanding about your true purpose. On the material level your actions are designed to help you acquire whatever you need, but also to acquire those material things that enhance your feeling of comfort and richness. On the spiritual level your devotional practice-prayer, meditation, good works-also focus on a goal. Many teachers suggest that meditation has no goal, but in our culture you are almost certainly seeking something from whatever you do, including the spiritual direction you take.

The sign placement of Mars is significant to developing your spiritual persona. The sign colors the message you receive concerning the direction your spiritual path will take. Here are three personality traits associated with Mars in your chart: Concentrative power, Self-control, Faith. If you consider each trait and consciously evoke it in your daily activities, you will find that the path becomes more fulfilling, more insightful, and easier. By actively devoting energy to the development of the traits of your Mars, you spontaneously develop several traits associated with other signs.

House Placement of Mars

Your Mars is in the 7th House. The focus of your spiritual persona is on issues of partnership. From childhood you have placed high value on close relationships. You demand a lot from an intimate partner, and you throw your energy into returning the favor. The partner is a mirror for your spiritual values, your feelings, and your expression. Your devotion to one special partner provides a path to service. Any contact with the general public is seen as a spiritual opportunity.

Mars Aspects

You identify with the fearlessness in yourself and others when actions are motivated by Spirit. Even physical desire, when inspired by devotion to the partner, can become a profound expression of your spirituality. You are capable of applying tremendous effort to anything you attempt. The spiritual lesson is to learn moderation. Moderation often means acting like one of the pack instead of always being the leader. Cooperation becomes disagreement and separation, and results in a new cooperative effort. This cycle will repeat itself until you focus on the desire to cooperate and develop a spiritual value system you can share with others without becoming dogmatic.

 

 

The Ascendant: Expressing Spirit in the World

The Ascendant provides a personal anchor for understanding spiritual potential and process in the birth chart. It shows how you express yourself in the world. This is because the rising sign represents choice - you choose what you want to show to the world. Ultimately, however, you come back to the Sun sign on the spiritual level.

Each person learns about the Sun sign's higher spiritual values and cultivates those values by developing the positive traits of the Ascendant. Each sign as it rises brings to light different personality traits, different physical appearance, and a different sense of spiritual direction. The rising sign offers a container for your experimentation with constructive, creative personal choices about how to act in the world. Later you can take this practice back to the Sun sign and master its lessons.

Remember that the Midheaven and Ascendant depend on an accurate birth time. If you have no idea of your birth time, the material included here may help you to focus on a spiritual persona for yourself.

Your Rising Sign (Ascendant)

Cancer is the first of the water signs. On the material level it reflects the group energy of humanity, so you are able to both feel the energies of other people and experience the flow of energy within yourself. It is this capacity to feel that gives rise to the nurturing side of this sign. The sign Cancer reminds us of water flowing downhill. It is the relentless quality of the flow that you resonate with. Even when you feel stuck in situations, you can identify the "flow" that continues among the individuals involved and around the objects in your environment.

Much of your feeling experience occurs on the soul level. If you see auras, you may see all the way to the soul level of the person. This can be both informative and frightening, as you may not wish to relate that closely with everyone. If you don't actually see auras, you certainly feel the energy of other people and need to have inner clarity so that you can interpret those signals correctly. Therefore it is important for you to have a spiritual practice that is designed to cultivate clarity of mind.

Movement is a key principle in your life. How you begin the digestive process, for example, determines what you are able to assimilate from your food. The movement of fluids through your body is a familiar and comfortable barometer of your moods. Good spiritual practice may focus on movement as well. Walking meditation may be helpful for you. If you feel stuck, strenuous exercise may help to shake loose whatever is bothering you. Then you can return to a more meditative pace of movement. Follow movement with sitting for a few minutes to experience the inner calm that has been strengthened.

As you experience your spiritual being, you come to understand the two sides of the sign of Cancer. One side has to do with self-preservation and includes the nurturing you receive and the care you give to others. It includes the impulse to incarnate in the first place. The other side relates to immortality. Your creative energies are freed as you gain understanding of this aspect of life. By understanding the desire to incarnate, along with the truth of your immortal being, you perceive the flow of the evolutionary process across physical lifetimes. The mystery here is the link between the Mother of Form (the Moon) and the Father of the Waters (Neptune). On the physical plane form is not necessarily rigid, and movement is not necessarily unrestricted. The two aspects are intertwined in all living things. On the spiritual plane, form may seem less significant or less solid, but the principle of form continues to be active until Unity is achieved.

Ascendant Aspects

You have to work hard to create an environment that suites your spiritual values. You face major difficulties in certain periods of your life. You gain experience the hard way, and feel you are held back from success. You are easily influenced by other people and need to develop your spiritual voice to counteract this tendency.

 

 

Conclusion

This interpretation of your life path has provided a systematic look at astrological factors that together add up to a spiritually oriented map. As you come to understand your unique map, you can move forward through life joyously and courageously, knowing that the path is appropriate to your personal beliefs, desires and needs.