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Natal Chart Interpretation of Geoff Hoon

 
 

Geoff Hoon
December 6, 1953
9:15 AM
Derby, England



    You will find that the interpretation of your chart is written in simple language, uncluttered by astrological jargon. If a statement appears to contradict another statement, then you exhibit these opposite qualities at different times in your life. For example, a statement that you are highly sociable and gregarious and a statement that you prefer solitude seemingly contradict each other; this means that you vacillate, and need both sociability and solitude at different times.

    The astrological factor that the interpretation is based on is also given. The astrological factor is given for the benefit of astrologers and students of astrology. If you are not a student of astrology, then obviously the factor will not be meaningful to you, and you can ignore it.

    If you find this interpretation of your birth chart interesting and informative, you might want to discuss your birth chart with a professional astrologer to learn more about the astrological influences on your life.

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    Your birth chart interpretation is based on the positions of the planets at the time of your birth. For the benefit of students of astrology, these positions, along with other technical information, are listed below:

Sun     13 Sag 58               Pluto    25 Leo 00
Moon    13 Sag 13               N. Node  24 Cap 32
Mercury 24 Sco 22               Asc.     27 Sag 24
Venus    0 Sag 53               MC        4 Sco 23
Mars    21 Lib 27               2nd cusp 14 Aqu 13
Jupiter 22 Gem 23               3rd cusp  2 Ari 52
Saturn   5 Sco 10               5th cusp 25 Tau 22
Uranus  22 Can 29               6th cusp 11 Gem 50
Neptune 25 Lib 19

Tropical  Placidus   Standard time observed
GMT: 09:15:00   Time Zone: 0 hours West
Lat. and Long. of birth: 52 N 55    1 W 29  

Aspects and orbs:
Conjunction : 7 Deg 00 Min      Trine    : 5 Deg 00 Min
Opposition  : 5 Deg 00 Min      Sextile  : 4 Deg 00 Min
Square      : 5 Deg 00 Min      Quincunx : 3 Deg 00 Min
Conjunct Asc: 3 Deg 00 Min Above,  5 Deg 00 Min Below
Chapter 1: General Characteristics

     Your fundamental needs, values, and orientation towards life are symbolized by the four astrological elements. Each person has their own unique balance of these four basic energies: fire (warmth, inspiration, enthusiasm), earth (practicality, realism, material interests), air (social and intellectual qualities), and water (emotional needs and feelings).

    Your "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if you are lacking or deficient in a certain element (or elements), it simply means that you need to consciously develop that aspect of yourself to learn to appreciate and/or to work harder in that dimension of life.

    Sometimes we overvalue the element that we are least endowed with, sensing it as a lack within ourselves, but more often we neglect or ignore it. The qualities described below will be reiterated and explained in more detail in the following chapters.

    You have an abundance of energy but you prefer to play, to discover and create, rather than work. Unless you are fortunate enough to be able to do this, you may have trouble coping with the demands of the workaday world. The constraints and limitations imposed by material responsibilities and routine weigh heavily upon you and you are apt to resist (or feel incapable of) taking them on. However, it is important for you to impose some structure, discipline, and consistency on your life in order to realize the dreams you cherish. Otherwise, though you have ideas, talent, inspiration, vision, and hopes for the future, you may have nothing tangible to show for it. One of your challenges is to come down to earth, make do with what is available to you (even though it isn't likely to be as grand as you would like), and to learn some patience and humility in the process. You need to learn to be practical!

    Especially when young, you are apt to push yourself past your limits and to burn yourself out by ignoring your body's needs, trying to do too much and not giving yourself time out for rest and relaxation.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 1:
Fire is Strong, Earth is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 35,0,7,7)



Chapter 2: How You Approach Life and How You Appear To Others

    The following is a description of your basic stance towards life, the way others see you, the way you come across, the face you show to the world. In Chapter 3 you will read about the "The Inner You: Your Real Motivation", which describes the kind of person you are at heart and where your true priorities lie. Read this chapter and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between them, in which case "the inner you" may not shine through and others are in for some surprises when they get to know you at a more than superficial level. This chapter describes the costume you wear, your role in life, while Chapter 3 talks about the real person inside the costume.

    High-spirited, enthusiastic, and exuberant, you love adventure, change, exploring new territory, and are not happy confined to the same safe, familiar, secure little world all the time. You have a strong restlessness and yearning for something greater than anything you've yet experienced, and you often live in your dreams and visions for the future. You tend to believe that the grass is greener somewhere else and you like to keep moving, either literally or figuratively. Idealistic and optimistic, you always expect something better ahead. You love to have a goal, something to aim for, but once you achieve it you are on to something else. You are ever on the lookout for new opportunities and you are a gambler, willing to take risks and to break new ground. The possibility of discovering something new is what makes life interesting for you. You have great faith in life and bounce back quickly from disappointment and failure.

    Freedom-loving and independent, you cannot tolerate being caged for very long, and friends and loved ones must respect your need for freedom of movement. Binding commitments and responsibilities often weigh heavily upon you and you may resist "growing up" and taking on the limitations of adult life.

    You are friendly and outgoing and have a great sense of fun and playfulness. You are also philosophically minded and often quite outspoken about your convictions and beliefs. Sometimes you get carried away with your enthusiasm of the moment and you tend to exaggerate. You are often a big talker, a big maker of promises, and you are usually pretty convincing. You do everything in a big way, a generous way. You like to have the best, and you heartily dislike stinginess, littleness, or pettiness. Your vision is always large. You are able to perceive the big picture, general patterns and principles, and are well suited to politics, business, higher education or religion.

    Other people see you as a good sport and a good friend, but one who is not always consistent and dependable. You may also be seen as a wise person since you do not get bogged down in pettiness and trivialities, and are able to communicate a larger way of looking at situations, one that opens up new potentials. You are a person who believes in miracles, grace, or just plain good luck, someone who never gives up on life, and you inspire and encourage others to keep looking forward.

     There is a certain intensity, charisma, or compelling attractiveness about you that may have little to do with your physical features. It's an energy, a subtle sexuality, that you emanate. Also, you tend to do everything wholeheartedly and with passion, which is quite fascinating to other people. Your instincts and psychological perceptions about others are quite incisive.

     You tend to blend in with and take on the characteristics of the people in your surroundings, and may thus not make a powerful individual statement of your own. You may project an aura of glamour or "make-believe", and enjoy trying on different personalities at different times.

    You have a kind and loving nature and radiate friendliness and warmth wherever you go. Because of your obliging and cordial manner, you are likely to have many harmonious relationships with others.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 2:
Sagittarius Rising
Pluto Trine Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Venus/N. Node



Chapter 3: The Inner You: Your Real Motivation

    Many of the traits described in Chapter 2 are emphasized again below. Your enthusiasm and outgoing, forward-looking nature is a gift, but also be wary of the tendency to overlook details and be oblivious to others' personal feelings.

    You are a gambler and an adventurer at heart, one who loves to take risks, to discover and explore new worlds, and to take the untried path rather than the safe, reliable one. You are an independent soul, freedom-loving, and often very restless. You need a lifestyle that provides opportunities for travel, movement, change, and meeting new people. A steady routine which offers much in the way of security but little in the way of space and freedom is odious to you.

    To you, life is a journey, an adventure, endlessly interesting and rich with possibilities, and it may be difficult for you to decide where to focus your attention and efforts. You probably traveled around and experimented with many different paths before you settled on a particular career. Or you may go from one project to the next, for once the challenge and vital interest is gone, you are very quick to move on. Commitment, discipline, focus, and concentration are not your strong points. You can be irresponsible and disinclined to take on the burdens and limitations of adult life.

    An incurable optimist, you have big dreams, aspirations, and hopes for the future and are usually pursuing some distant goal. You have a great deal of faith and trust in life and failures don't crush your spirit. You always bounce back from disappointments, often with another bright dream or scheme. You have a sporting, playful attitude toward life and are philosophical about your mistakes. You have the ability to sense future trends, to see the big picture, and you like to theorize and speculate. However, attending to all of the details and practical requirements of implementing your theories is bothersome to you.

    You express yourself in a very open, direct, and straightforward manner and are often blunt and tactless as well. Because you do not take yourself too seriously, you may not realize how deeply your candid statements can wound more sensitive souls. In fact, though you may not realize it, your insensitivity and lack of understanding regarding others' feelings is probably one of your worst faults.

    You do enjoy friendship and camaraderie, but you need freedom also and do not do well with a possessive, clinging, or emotionally demanding partner. You are quite generous yourself, and heartily dislike pettiness in others. Someone who shares your ideals, your sense of fun, and your zest for life would be the right companion for you.

     You tend to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where your efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged, or unknown to the public. Asserting yourself or getting up in front of an audience may be exceedingly uncomfortable for you.

    The above description of you is so deeply ingrained that you have little objectivity and often little appreciation for other, different ways of approaching life. You tend to be one-sided. There is little ambiguity in your makeup and you generally know what you want and what will make you happy.
    You have a harmonious and graceful manner along with an appreciation of beautiful, perhaps even artistically furnished surroundings. You may be quite attractive yourself and are likely to make a favorable impression on everyone.

    You are inclined to feel uncomfortable or restrained in some way in the presence of others and prefer to be alone. You are modest and shy in your approach to others and tend to accept more responsibility than you really need to.

    Maintaining contact with your friends and associates is very important to you and you keep in touch with them through your shared interests. Your friends are likely to be very supportive to you in everything you do.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 3:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in 12th house
Sun Conjunct Moon
Sun Conjunct Venus/Asc.
Sun Conjunct Saturn/N. Node
Sun Conjunct N. Node/MC



Chapter 4: Mental Interests and Abilities

    You have good mental concentration and the ability to become completely immersed in your work. You seem to know things at an instinctive, nonverbal level and prefer learning through direct experience or apprenticeship rather than vicariously via books or lectures. You have mechanical ability and work well with your hands. You could become adept at sculpture, pottery, carpentry, stained glass, or anything that involves doing and making things manually. Biology (and related fields such as medicine) interests you as well. You also have an instinctive rapport with animals, and may feel you relate better to them than to people! You tend to become narrowly focused upon your own specialized interests and may not have much to say or communicate outside that field.

     You think a great deal about your career, your reputation and public image, and the way you make a contribution or impact on the world at large. Public speaking or communications of some other kind is likely to be an important aspect of the work you do.

    You appreciate aesthetics and have a fine sense of form, design, and beauty. You could develop considerable technical skill as an artist, designer, craftsman, or creative writer. You could also sell objects of beauty - artistic products, cosmetics, jewelry, etc.

    You have the ability to please and harmonize well with others and tend to ameliorate relationships between people. Your sense of humor, tact, and personal charm are of great benefit to you in any work with people on a one-to-one level.

     You often seesaw between what your conscious reasoning tells you versus a belief in things which seem to defy logic. You have a penchant for thinking big and being able to visualize the future, but beware of grandiose schemes and exaggerated claims. Oftentimes the most "far out" theories or speculative ideas seem perfectly plausible to you, but it would be wise to test these ideas before you invest too much into them.

     Also, you are prone to severe wanderlust at times, so try to see as much of the world as you can.

    Independent and freethinking, you dislike being told what to do and how to do it, and you especially do not like being told how to think, for you insist on discovering your own truth. You do well in a rather unstructured environment that allows you to make your own decisions and to respond to the needs of the moment, rather than following a routine, standardized way of doing things. You are also suited to a fast-paced atmosphere, which you find exciting and stimulating. Your mind functions in an intuitive, nonlinear fashion and sudden insights and flashes of inspiration often come to you "out of the blue". You have an aptitude for science and new technologies especially interest you. You also have a penchant for astrology or other esoteric sciences.

    Never satisfied with the face value of anything, you are always probing beneath the surface for deeper reasons and hidden motives - though you rarely reveal your own. You have a very suspicious, even paranoid, side. You mind is penetrating and deep and you have an aptitude for research, investigative reporting, or private investigation. You are keenly interested in the deeper aspects of the human psyche, with a sort of "x-ray vision" regarding the inner motivations and intentions of others. You are drawn to anything secret, hidden, or mysterious, and may pursue esoteric or occult studies. You are also a forceful and convincing speaker or writer, with the ability to influence people's thinking by the sheer power of your conviction.

    Your success in life comes through your own efforts, through your ability to concentrate and organize. You have a strong sense of self-discipline and carefully consider every move before acting. You may have a difficult childhood because of problems with your father.

    You have a tendency to dwell upon your basic ego needs and want to plan everything out before acting. Others may see you as being all thought and no action, but the plans you make are more likely to be in keeping with your real inner desires.

    You have a tendency to ponder and reflect on your thoughts. Methodical, responsible and serious, you have a sound judgment. You are a good listener and probably prefer to work alone. You also have a good memory and may do well in history and science.

    You have the ability to adapt yourself mentally and emotionally to any situations you may have to face. You are considerate and compassionate and sensitive to other's needs. People have confidence in your judgment and it is easy for you to succeed.

    You have a tendency to show other people that you are someone to be reckoned with. You are inclined to be irritable, easily angered, and quick to take offense. You also may have a sharp tongue and are likely to have frequent quarrels or disputes.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 4:
Mercury in Scorpio
Mercury in 10th house
Mercury Conjunct Venus
Mercury Quincunx Jupiter
Mercury Trine Uranus
Mercury Square Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Saturn
Mercury Conjunct Sun/MC
Mercury Conjunct Moon/Saturn
Mercury Conjunct Moon/MC
Mercury Conjunct Mars/Asc.



Chapter 5: Emotions: Moods, Feelings, Romance

    Open and generous, you enjoy a wide circle of friends and acquaintances and you thrive on sociability and fellowship. You are adventurous, playful, freedom-loving, and always ready for a good time. You rarely allow obstacles or difficulties to keep you down, for no matter how bleak the past or present, you always expect a better, brighter future. In fact, you are uncomfortable with your own or other people's problems and emotional pain. You often try to "cheer up" or offer philosophical advice to those who are hurting, but unwittingly you avoid or ignore the emotions involved.

    Friendship means a great deal to you, perhaps even more than love or romance. For you to be happy, your mate must be your best friend and encourage your aspirations and ideals. You also need a great deal of emotional freedom and mobility.

     Your own feelings and emotions are something of an enigma to you, and it is often difficult for you to share with others what you are feeling.

     You frequently withdraw from contact with the world, and need a healing, peaceful environment in order to blossom and come out of yourself.

     You identify with the oppressed, disenfranchised or underdog in any situation and want to help them or care for them in some way.

    You are likely to be noted for your good looks and good taste in clothes. You are able to attract and influence others because you are so pleasant and so sincere in your approach. Having an innate mothering instinct, you also are strongly attached to your home and family.

    You relate to others on an emotional level, because you feel your emotions so strongly yourself. You are sensitive to others' needs and have the ability to create a cozy atmosphere when you are together with another person.

    In love, you seek companionship and friendship with someone who is fun-loving, playful, and open to adventure and new experiences. You enjoy traveling together, meeting new people, making new friends. Honeymooning in a distant place appeals to you, and you are also attracted to foreigners or someone with a totally different background than yourself. You support your partner in taking risks and making positive changes, rather than preserving the status quo. You also very much want a partner who will encourage your own aspirations and dreams. It is very important to you that you have a spiritual or intellectual rapport with your love partner, perhaps more important than the emotional/physical relationship. You are not especially sentimental and your love partner may feel that you are too casual and not serious or romantic enough.

      You are a very sociable, congenial person and you wilt very quickly without the company of good friends and people to share good times with. You thoroughly enjoy working with others on group projects or community activities. You are quite happy when you are a part of a club, support group, or team of some sort.

    Your association with those around you may have a depressing influence on you causing you to shy away from mutual participation of any kind. Finding it difficult to express yourself emotionally, you are quite likely to become a loner.

    You have a strong desire for harmony and beauty in your surroundings. Very interested in art, you are likely to devote your life to beauty and art. You may pursue a career in cultivating and embellishing the environment.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 5:
Moon in Sagittarius
Moon in 12th house
Moon Conjunct Venus/Asc.
Moon Conjunct N. Node/MC
Venus in Sagittarius
Venus in 11th house
Venus Conjunct Saturn/Asc.
Venus Conjunct Asc./MC



Chapter 6: Drive and Ambition: How You Achieve Your Goals

    You seesaw between being too pushy, confrontational, and insistent on doing things your way, and being too eager to please, without a clear, definite goal of your own. You strive for a balance between acting independently and assertively - and working cooperatively and interdependently with others. You may feel frustrated at times that you cannot simply do what YOU want to, that you must always accommodate the needs and desires of others. Or you may feel hesitant to act in a positive, assertive manner if you do not have the support and approval of other people. Either way, you are not a loner. You achieve your goals by collaborating and joining forces with others, by being a team player. You are very concerned with the concept of fairness and become quite indignant and vocal if you sense someone is being taken advantage of. You avoid extremism and favor a balanced, moderate approach to living. You are unlikely to push yourself too hard or to become fanatically driven to reach your goals.

     You have passionate convictions and will fight for them when challenged. You are willing to dedicate a great deal of your energy and force to an important cause, and you'll act decisively on your beliefs, rather than simply espousing them.

     Sometimes you get so involved and identified with your ideas that you cannot really be receptive to anyone who opposes you philosophically.

    Your self-confidence and vitality are strong and you believe you can do just about anything you want to. You have an enterprising spirit, a good sense of timing, and the ability to sense what will succeed and what won't. You usually make fortunate decisions in work or business activities. You enjoy healthy competition and you have a rather playful, good-humored attitude toward it. You mostly compete with yourself to see how far you can go or how much you can accomplish. You like to keep stretching your limits.

    Intensely restless, dynamic, and energetic, you are always on the go. When you want something, you want it NOW, and you act decisively, impulsively, sometimes hastily and prematurely. Impatient, high-strung, and often nervous and tense, you find it difficult to slow down, pace yourself, or relax. You are fiercely individualistic and independent, self-willed and intolerant of restraints and restrictions imposed by others. You have a reckless disregard for authority and can be extremely rebellious. Cooperating with others is not your strong point! You are often brutally frank and abrupt with people, and can be quite impersonal when you are pursuing a desired goal. You may have an explosive temper when your will is blocked. You have a superabundance of energy and need much personal freedom to do things in your own style and at your own pace.

    Your competitive drive and big ambitions (commented upon earlier) are fueled upon by either strong spiritual idealism, or a rather inflated, grandiose idea of what you can actually accomplish. Your energy level is apt to fluctuate from being very strong, as noted earlier, to rather low, as mentioned in the following paragraphs.

    While you are often charged with energy and inspired about what you want to do (as mentioned earlier), there is a dreamy, visionary, or passive side to you as well. Your energy level may fluctuate from being superabundant to rather lax.

    You have a very active and fertile imagination and your ambitions are never strictly mundane, practical, and concrete. You have a strong desire to act out your fantasies, dreams, visions, and ideals. Artistic creation, drama, or other areas in which you can express yourself imaginatively are excellent for you. Ordinary life seems drab and uninteresting to you, and you need to have some big dream or something larger than your own narrow personal interests to live for. Sometimes you may be confused about exactly how and where to direct your energy and often drift along rather than making clear decisions about what you want. You have a passive side and at times lack the will power, physical energy, strength, and the fighting spirit to achieve your aims.

     When you want something, you can be amazingly persistent and unrelenting, even a bit obsessed, although quiet about it. In fact you may hide your deep purposes and intentions even from friends. Whenever you do a thing, it is done wholeheartedly and thoroughly -- and if you don't want to do something that others wish you to do, somehow you'll find a way out of it. You're strong, though subtle.

     Your role in life is apt to be one of great responsibility and you take your tasks very seriously. A certain heaviness weighs on you because of this. You may have been unusually ambitious or mature at a tender age. You advance and attain your aspirations through dedication and perseverance, rather than fortune.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 6:
Mars in Libra
Mars in 9th house
Mars Trine Jupiter
Mars Square Uranus
Mars aspects Jupiter and Neptune
Mars aspects Uranus and Neptune
Mars Conjunct Neptune
Mars Sextile Pluto
MC Conjunct Saturn



Chapter 7: Growth and Expansion: Areas That You Enjoy

     You have the ability to see connections between seemingly unrelated ideas or worlds, and to bring them together. You excel in any field requiring clear intellect, and verbal and communication skills. You have an insatiable curiosity and may read or watch television constantly in order to satisfy your need for mental stimulation. Your mind never stops.

     You have a positive and constructive attitude toward work and what other people might consider drudgery. You enjoy helping people improve their lives, and the more service you render, the more benefits and rewards you find coming back to you. Promoting health in some manner is a very good avenue for you.

    You are very broad-minded and tolerant, and you have a rich, colorful imagination. You do not struggle with life as much as most people; you are inclined to follow the path of least resistance.

     Your willingness, even eagerness, to embrace change and to undergo deep, transformative experiences for growth and self-improvement is one of your finest attributes. You are also likely to be an instrument for positive reform in the world. You coordinate well with other people when you share a mission or higher purpose.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 7:
Jupiter in Gemini
Jupiter in 6th house
Jupiter Trine Neptune
Jupiter Sextile Pluto



Chapter 8: Areas That Challenge You Or Are Difficult For You

     You both yearn for, and fear, being emotionally vulnerable with others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting yourself be known in a deep way doesn't come easily to you, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. You are very self-protective and may be compulsively secretive. Learning to relinquish control in personal relationships, and to be completely open, are important tasks for you.

     You are very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with your duty, your public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. You understand the need for hard work and careful planning in order to accomplish anything substantial and you're capable of much self-discipline and patience once you set your sights on a goal.

     But you are very judgmental and hard on yourself if you fail to attain success, and you can become dry, bitter, or cynical if the world doesn't recognize your efforts.



    Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which you instinctively and habitually revert to when under stress - a mostly unconscious process and one which you are apt to overdo because it is so familiar and thus easy for you. The direction you need to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.

    You have a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that you are apt to overdo at times. For balance, you need to develop mature self-discipline, self-control, and personal responsibility.

    When under stress, you have a strong instinct to retreat back into the nest, to be a child again, or to become overwhelmed with feelings and longings to be taken care of. Also, you may encourage others to depend upon you emotionally (and otherwise) to an unhealthy degree. You need to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.

    The arena you are most likely to wrestle with these issues is in your immediate, direct encounters with others. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within you between acting spontaneously and being true to yourself versus modifying yourself or your behavior to suit others. You seesaw between being inordinately concerned with self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about you. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is your task.

    The specific habits which are likely to hold you back, or which you are prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:

Going to extremes, willful rebelliousness and an instinctive antiauthoritarian attitude, seeking constant (and often purposeless) movement or change, involvement with unreliable people, and seeking individual freedom at any cost.

    You tend to have far-reaching associations and have a strong desire to be involved with people of high society. You are likely to achieve great success through joint ventures with others and could do well in some political activity.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 8:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 10th house
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Opposition Uranus
N. Node Opposition Jupiter/Pluto



Chapter 9: Originality and Imagination
Areas Where You Are Creative, Unique, Unstable, or Compulsive

     You need a lot of freedom in your close one-to-one relationships and you may experiment with nontraditional forms of relationships. You rebel against conventions and restrictions when it comes to marriage or personal relationships, and you're likely to choose a highly unusual, eccentric, or unconventional partner.

     You love to dream, fantasize, and speculate. You are willing to entertain the most far fetched ideas and philosophies, since to you anything is possible.

     Anything exotic, alien, or faraway holds a great attraction for you. You can have very otherworldly beliefs which are quite impractical and irrelevant to your everyday existence.

     You are a person of great depth and have a deep interest in the hidden or darker side of life. Issues and experiences others shun, you are drawn to and compelled to examine. The use and misuse of personal, social, and political power intrigues you. Death is also an area you are fascinated with and may explore in depth. You may have many experiences in which you are forced to burn your bridges and start over again.

    You have the ability to quickly exploit every situation and are able to turn circumstances around in your favor. You fanatically strive for improvements and are likely to achieve great success, but should beware of succeeding at someone else's expense.

    You are subject to frequent behavioral problems with people in your environment and should use care not to become involved with certain characters who may put you in embarrassing situations. You also should guard against dishonest people who may try to deceive you.

   Your fantasies are inexhaustible and you have very far-reaching ideas. You are inclined to make big plans that are way out of your reach and impossible to follow through. You have to guard against becoming involved with some ill-considered enterprises.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 9:
Uranus in 7th house
Neptune in 9th house
Pluto in 8th house
Uranus Conjunct Jupiter/Pluto
Neptune Conjunct Pluto/Asc.
Pluto Conjunct Jupiter/Neptune



Chapter 10: Generational Influences: Your Age Group

    In this chapter we will discuss characteristics and traits of your generation. Of course, you may not share all of the characteristics of your generation, but you are greatly affected by the tone that is set by your generation.

    The first topic is "The Subconscious and Emotional Drive of Your Age Group". In this section we will describe a deeply felt urge, even compulsion, of your age group. This deeply felt drive comes to the surface with great force and power, and consequently leaves in its wake considerable upheaval and change. The second topic is "The Ideals and Illusions of Your Age Group", that describes the dreams, fantasies, and spiritual aspirations of your age group. The third and last topic is "What is New and Different in Your Age Group", which describes areas in which your age group tends to be innovative, inventive, unusual, and also where it may be unstable and unreliable.

    The characteristics described below may affect a group of people for anywhere from a few years to about 30 years. There are one or more different astrological factors described in each of the three sections below.

The Subconscious and Emotional Drive of Your Age Group

    You are part of a 20 year period that is often referred to as the "ME" generation, a generation that has a very proud and self-reliant attitude. You are a generation that is very concerned with self-development and personal integrity. Women's rights and minority rights are issues that your generation has fostered and they reflect your concern with individual respect, integrity, and honor. Your age group has a deeply felt sense that each person has an equal right and opportunity to fully develop his or her inner potential.

    However, your group also finds it difficult to be part of a team and a strong egotism makes group efforts difficult; you tend to see the individual as more important than the group. You also defy authority and often feel that no one has the right to tell you what to do. The strong movement to refuse drafting into the military is one example of your age group's strong sense of individual rights and freedom.

    Your age group has popularized the idea of self-development, and has contributed a great deal to the development of individual potential as well as human rights. However, there is also a tendency to be rather self-centered; others may wonder how you can spend so much time developing yourselves and have so little time to contribute to your families!

    The interest in personal development also sometimes manifests as a fascination with particular individuals and a great deal of hero worship. Every generation, of course, has lots of idols, but your generation is particularly prone to needing a specific individual to represent and embody an idea or feeling, and to serve as a focal point of interest. Perhaps the most extreme example of this is the concept of the guru that was popularized by your age group.

The Ideals and Illusions of Your Age Group

    You are part of a 14 year group of people who have a very idealistic sense of brotherhood and universal cooperation, which, among other things, fostered the peace and freedom movement. Your age group is also interested in the spiritual philosophy and ideals of other cultures, and is not at all dogmatic in its approach to religion. You incorporate the approaches of other religions. Your age group tends to have an eclectic approach to religion, utilizing elements from many religious perspectives (e.g. Eastern and Western), and finds it difficult to follow traditionally defined religious practices.

    A gullibility and an unwillingness to be decisive and judgmental inclines your age group to be easily deceived, and consequently many of the well-intended ideals and goals are frustrated by a lack of clear purpose and direction.

    You were also born during a period that lasted approximately 5 years and is characterized by an unusually high degree of imagination and sensitivity. You are part of a group of people who are very inspired but also unstable. The bizarre and unusual are standard fare among your age group. Your generation also inspires intense political movements that are often fanatical or unreasonable in their goals.

     The entire generation to which you belong has tremendous opportunities for spiritual rebirth and awakening. This will not be forced upon you or precipitated by unavoidable events, rather it comes from an inner yearning and a natural propensity to seek the depths.

What is New and Different in Your Age Group

    You are part of a 7 year group of people who have a strong need to feel unrestrained by family ties and personal heritage. Your age group tends to find personal relationships very restrictive, and also tends to feel alienated and distant from family ties and concerns. Forming long-term personal relationships is difficult for your age group, and divorce rates are high in your group. However, you are an emotional and sensitive group also, and this instability is painful at times. Finding personal freedom and closeness with others at the same time is a big challenge for you.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 10:
Pluto in Leo
Neptune in Libra
Uranus Square Neptune
Neptune Sextile Pluto
Uranus in Cancer