The Merlin Report for
14 June 1946
Queens, New York
The interpretation of your astrology chart begins on the following page.
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 22 Gem 56 Pluto 10 Leo 03
Moon 21 Sag 12 N. Node 20 Gem 48
Mercury 8 Can 52 Asc. 29 Leo 56
Venus 25 Can 44 MC 24 Tau 18
Mars 26 Leo 47 2nd cusp 22 Vir 58
Jupiter 17 Lib 27 3rd cusp 21 Lib 09
Saturn 23 Can 49 5th cusp 29 Sag 18
Uranus 17 Gem 54 6th cusp 1 Aqu 43
Neptune 5 Lib 51
Tropical Placidus Daylight Savings Time observed
GMT: 14:54:00 Time Zone: 5 hours West
Lat. and Long. of birth: 40 N 43 73 W 52
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 are an “up” person, positive-minded and lively, and you generally have an invigorating, inspiring, energizing effect upon other people. Boredom or getting stuck in the rut of old habits is not a problem for you, as you have numerous interests and the energy to pursue many of them. However, overextending yourself, pouring your energies out without taking time to replenish yourself, scattering your forces or moving on to new things before you finish something are definite tendencies. You can burn yourself out by being involved in too many activities. You seem impelled to be always in motion, as if you were afraid you would miss something interesting “out there”. Paying attention to your body’s needs for rest, attending to your own inner world and to your feelings and giving sufficient attention to your immediate family and their needs is something you need to learn to do more of. It would benefit you to simply stop from time to time and just be for awhile.
You are very idealistic and are frequently disappointed that we do not live in a perfect world, but it is through the vision and energy of people like yourself that new ideas are introduced and positive changes made. Your gifts are your ability to entertain and play with creative ideas and possibilities, to seek new solutions to problems, and to venture gladly into new territory (literally or figuratively).
You need to cultivate the quality of receptivity; the ability to listen and quietly absorb what another is saying, for instance, instead of focusing on what you have to say. Learning to wait and to trust rather having to make something happen or trying to bend the world to your will is another aspect of this.
One of your primary challenges involves developing a stable sense of security, solidness, and a steady rhythm in your life. Cultivating self-discipline, patience and endurance, and learning to accept realistic limitations will enable you to be more productive and to actualize some of the ideas and creative impulses you have. You are not always interested in practical applications, the actual work involved in realizing a desire or compromises for the sake of practicalities.
You feel out of place in the world at times, restless, discontent, unable to find your niche, dissatisfied with mundane reality. Positively this may spark your exploration of the creative, imaginative, or spiritual side of life. However, you tend to resist growing up and learning how to effectively deal with adult responsibility. You also tend to be either bound up with the past or projecting into the future, ignoring the present moment – what actually is. To become more present and grounded, you may find the following helpful: getting massages on a regular basis, doing gentle regular, rhythmic exercise like walking or yoga, and eating substantial, heavy foods.
Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 1:
Fire and Air are Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 23,0,16,10)
Earth is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 23,0,16,10)
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.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, you like to be impressive and to be seen as Somebody Special. You are not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and are rarely content being in the background or in the subordinate position. You are a natural leader, and do not take orders from others very well. You must have something of your own, something creative – be it a business, a project, a home or whatever – that you can develop and manage according to your own will and vision. Whatever you do, you do it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. You like to put your own personal stamp on it.
You also have a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and are deeply offended if someone treats you in a humiliating or dishonorable way. You will rarely confront the offender – you are too proud to do so – but you will lose your affection and respect for them. You dislike pettiness and hate to be snubbed or ignored.
You admire others who are strong individuals like yourself. When you befriend someone, you are tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. You are very giving and generous, but your gifts are never anonymous – you expect recognition and appreciation for them. You also expect the intense loyalty that you offer to your dear ones to be reciprocated. However, you often have trouble working with people who are as strong as yourself, for you do not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If you are not in the leading role, you aspire to be and will compete with the person who is.
You have great heart and courage, and people often look to you for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. You always have your best face forward and rarely allow others to see you hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. You also have a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although you don’t like others to realize just how important it is to you.
Your outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. Your own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interests you more than anything else. You feel that if you do your best where you are, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
You seem to enjoy projecting yourself differently to others than you really are, giving them a false impression of you. You are inclined to associate with odd and peculiar people and are likely to have very strange romantic encounters.
Your family conditions may have been a bit oppressive, adding a note of gravity to your personality. Somewhat insecure, you may feel that others restrain you, have doubts about mankind in general and a fear of failure.
Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 2:
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Neptune
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/Neptune
Chapter 3: The Inner You: Your Real Motivation
Though you care very much about your dignity and the way you are perceived by others (as described in the previous chapter), you have a very mischievous, playful side that pokes fun at anyone taking themselves too seriously (including yourself!). Also, although your great loyalty was mentioned in the previous chapter, fortunately you are flexible and playful too, so consequently you do not allow your commitments to become too burdensome.
You are, in many ways, an eternal child. Your mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful, and always eager for new experiences – and your attention span is often quite brief. You grasp ideas quickly and once your initial curiosity has been satisfied, you want to go on to something else. You crave frequent change, variety, meeting new situations and people.
It may be hard for you to decide just where your talents and true vocation lie, for you have a multitude of interests and are loathe to limit yourself by concentrating on just one. You are easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. Your curiosity and restlessness propel you into many different experiences in life, and you are willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even it is something you do well, is real drudgery for you.
You live in your head a great deal – reading, observing, thinking, spinning ideas around – and you need mental stimulation every bit as much as you need food and drink. In fact, if you had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, you would very likely choose the former. You have a creative mind and often live by your wits.
You are also a very social creature, with a strong need to communicate and to interact with people. You enjoy using and playing with words and have a real flair for getting your ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Writing or speaking are areas you have talent for.
You also have a rather light and mischievous sense of humor, and often do not take anything too seriously. Though you crave emotional involvement, it is hard for you to achieve it, for you are frequently unwilling to commit yourself to anything, to take responsibility, or to limit your personal freedom and mobility.
Your happiness lies in using your creativity and your language skills to communicate something meaningful, to teach, inspire, or bring people together. You have an unbiased mind and can usually offer a fresh, clear, uncluttered perspective. Your faults are your lack of constancy and persistence, and your tendency to overlook or ignore deep emotional issues and other people’s feelings.
Your career, reputation, and public image are very important to you. You have a strong desire to be influential or make your mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy you; your ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for your unique effort and gifts. You may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Your conscious intentions and goals are frequently opposed by your unconscious beliefs and desires. If you override your instincts and emotions because they seem to lead you in a direction diametrically opposed to the one you consciously desire, your emotions can become unruly. Poor relationships with women and/or difficulties in close one-to-one relationships are also an indication that you are doing this. However, if you attend to your emotional urges and feelings, and listen to the voice of your intuition, dreams, and gut feelings, they will give your life balance and greater satisfaction.
You can be an inspiring leader of a team or group effort. Your dynamism and energy evokes the same in others, and you see healthy competition between people as a plus. Generally, you enjoy fine health as well.
Innovative, original, unorthodox, and unconventional, you identify with the role of rebel, reformer, or iconoclast. You insist upon a great deal of personal freedom and do not easily adapt yourself to others’ needs and wishes. You need a lifestyle that allows you to be spontaneous. Often you feel that you are somehow different from other people and outside the mainstream of society.
Your courage to face life seems to be a bit on the low side and you are prone to worry a lot. Fear of your own inadequacies could distort your perspective and deplete your strength to go on in the direction you have chosen.
Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 3:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 10th house
Sun Opposition Moon
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun Conjunct Uranus
Sun Conjunct Saturn/MC
Chapter 4: Mental Interests and Abilities
You are highly interested in inner, subjective, and personal issues, and your thinking is based more on feelings, intuition, personal experiences, and prejudices rather than reason or logic. Intellectual abilities and accomplishments without heart or soul mean little to you. You are empathic and would be an excellent counselor, for you are a sensitive listener and deeply interested in a person’s feelings and inner life. In addition to psychology, you are drawn to education, art, poetry, music, or mythology. You are not especially confident about speaking in public, but will open up and share your thoughts in small, intimate groups. You enjoy keeping a diary or personal journal and reading the chronicles of others’ lives and personal development.
You have a good understanding of group trends, politics, mass movements, and community affairs. Sharing ideas with groups of people is something you do well and are likely to be involved with. You collaborate well in group efforts and are likely to be part of a successful team or large organization.
Your mind is highly imaginative and creative and you possess dramatic, artistic, or musical abilities. As a child, you enjoyed daydreaming, fantasizing, pretending, and probably lived in “your own little world” a good deal. You perceive things which are not obvious to other people and you have an uncanny ability to “read” people and situations without being told anything about them. However, you must learn to discriminate between a true psychic perception and your imagination. Learning to discipline and focus your mind is necessary if you wish to use all of your creative potential. Otherwise, you could be simply a dreamer.
Communication with others is difficult for you because you often find words frustrating and inadequate to express your experiences and perceptions. Also, you may purposefully mystify or deceive others.
You have a charming disposition and love to socialize and meet new people. You also like to be surrounded by beautiful things and like to talk to others about your views on love problems as well as your views on beauty, fashion and art in general.
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 strong desire to keep in contact with like-minded people and tend to discuss love problems with them. You seem to be especially drawn to children and young people and are always welcomed and appreciated by them.
Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 4:
Mercury in Cancer
Mercury in 11th house
Mercury Square Neptune
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Venus
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Saturn
Mercury Conjunct Venus/N. Node
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.
You have strong attachments to your past, the place where you grew up, your heritage, and family traditions. In fact, you may be unable to step out of the habits and roles you learned as a child. Your tie to your mother is very strong and you also seek mothering and protection from your spouse and other family members as well.
Generally sunny and optimistic yourself, you have a cheering effect on those around you. You like and need people, and others genuinely like you too. You enjoy a wide circle of friends who are like family to you. Entertaining, partying, social activities, and fellowship are essential ingredients for your emotional well-being.
There is another side to you as well, a rather introverted, self-contained, even pessimistic side which tempers your good cheer and generosity, as discussed below.
You can be hard to get close to. Subconsciously you may feel that too much closeness will interfere with doing what you need to do and being your own person, so you put up subtle walls and distance yourself when someone begins to want more of you than you can comfortably give. However, you may cut off sources of emotional nourishment and support that way, and end up feeling alone and lonely. You might even develop digestive problems. Overcoming your fears of intimacy, while at the same time affirming and acting on your autonomous needs, is the challenge here.
In addition to your rather introverted, serious, or self-contained side, you have a wild streak and urge for emotional freedom that breaks through erratically. You crave both stability and excitement, and the conflict between these two impulses can make you rather tense and irritable. However, they can also balance one another. Your more free and unpredictable side will now be described.
Your childhood and early home life was in many ways unsettling and the nurturing you received was erratic and unreliable at best. You have had to move a lot, or your family may have had some conspicuous differences from other people so that you were often an outsider or “weirdo”. As an adult you may long for “normalcy” while at the same time you balk at any routine, structure, formality, or restrictions.
When emotionally stressed at all, you often become nervous or shaky. Developing a regular rhythm and a way of life that is steady and consistent (if not traditional) would be beneficial to you, both emotionally and physically.
Emotionally excitable, you tend to act impulsively and make rash decisions without thinking of the consequences. Others may see you as an eccentric, somewhat selfish and unpredictable. You seem to attract sudden upsetting experiences.
You are very compassionate and love to share your feelings with others. You are always in search for new contacts and enjoy working together with others in meetings, clubs or associations.
Sensitive and sentimental, you are deeply attached to your family, old friends, familiar places, and the past. You are romantic and tender in love, and the remembrance of birthdays, anniversaries, family rituals, and other days of personal significance is very important to you. You seek caring, emotional support, and security in love. You like to be needed, to cherish and protect your loved ones, and you are somewhat possessive of them.
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.
Intimacy does not come easily to you and you may appear cold or unfeeling to others due to your emotional reserve and caution. Perhaps due to painful relationships and separations in your early life, you do not trust others very easily and it takes a long time to take down all of your barriers and defenses. You may feel that you have few friends or people that really care about you. You need to learn to value and love yourself more and to express your appreciation for others more openly.
You are romantic and amorous and have a well-developed sexual nature. You express your feelings openly, but sometimes could feel hurt if people don’t respond to you. You also have a strong drive to express yourself in artistic ways.
You have an affectionate nature and are in harmony with your environment. Charming and friendly, you are on good terms with most of the people in your sphere. Your friends and associates mean a lot to you and you relate to them in a positive and loving way.
Your interests may lead you to unusual or specialized artistic fields and you have the ability to successful advertise or promote your projects. You could do well in journalism, writing sexual literature. This astrological configuration also is associated with a marriage swindler!
You treat others in an agreeable, affectionate and tactful way and freely show your affection for them. Your circle of friends is likely to be large and you strive for the development of a strong community spirit.
Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 5:
Moon in Sagittarius
Moon in 4th house
Moon Sextile Jupiter
Moon aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Moon Quincunx Saturn
Moon aspects Saturn and Uranus
Moon Opposition Uranus
Moon Opposition Sun/Uranus
Moon Opposition Sun/N. Node
Venus in Cancer
Venus in 11th house
Venus Conjunct Saturn
Venus Conjunct Sun/Mars
Venus Conjunct Sun/Asc.
Venus Conjunct Mercury/Pluto
Venus Conjunct N. Node/Asc.
Chapter 6: Drive and Ambition: How You Achieve Your Goals
You are proud and ambitious, and you strive to excel, to stand out and be recognized for who and what you are. You have a very strong ego drive and like to be Number One. You find it difficult to take orders from others or to stay in the background, and you hate being wrong; you always insist that you are right!
You are forceful, strong, energetic, determined, and highly competitive. You play hard, you play to win, and you do not give up easily. In fact, you see life as a competitive sport or performance. You love admiration and applause, and you have a strong sense of personal honor and integrity. You tend to be very self-confident, even arrogant. Because of your belief in yourself, you are able to accomplish much, but if your confidence is ever undermined, you become self-conscious, defensive, and rather belligerent.
Asserting yourself and being direct and forceful about what you want is very often difficult for you. Though you may have a great deal of energy and drive, you lack confidence or simply the desire to put yourself and your interests first. Positively you can be very unselfish, working more on behalf of others rather than for yourself.
You deny your own desires and needs too much, however, and you are likely to secretly become very angry, which will sabotage your finest efforts.
You are able to combine your vision with sharp perception and intellect, and therefore your actions are guided by common sense. You have great verbal ability and the gift of inserting your comments at the right time, but may find it hard to stop talking.
You are intensely competitive, and may engage in furious battles of will, numerous conflicts, and possible public controversy, on your way to gaining your objectives. You could be drawn to activities that are dangerous, in the line of fire, so to speak. You put yourself on the line. Anger or recklessness could be your downfall.
Your career is apt to involve beauty, adornment, the arts, or entertainment. You personal charm and appeal are significant factors in your profession, as well. You are very good at selling and promoting — whether it is yourself, or your product or company.
You achieve your professional goals and long-range ambitions through self-discipline, concentration, and climbing the mountain one step at a time. Unlike the lucky few for whom all doors seem to magically open, you have to formulate a realistic plan and follow it diligently in order to succeed. You’ll have to pay your dues and endure a few setbacks. Patience is your ally.
Your father or grandfather probably influenced your choice of career, and will back you up — as long as you choose to follow in his footsteps.
Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 6:
Mars in Leo
Mars in 12th house
Mars Conjunct Mercury/Jupiter
Mars Square MC
Venus Sextile MC
Saturn Sextile MC
Chapter 7: Growth and Expansion: Areas That You Enjoy
Your strengths lie in your ability to cooperate, to be diplomatic, and to know just what behavior is called for in whatever social situation you find yourself. You also possess a strong sense of fairness, the willingness to listen to opposing viewpoints and opinions, and the ability to be (or at least seem to be) impartial and moderate, rather than extreme and one-sided.
Wealth, material well-being, and prosperity are very important to you, and you would never choose a profession that didn’t offer you great promise and opportunity for growth (financial and otherwise).
You are very generous and sometimes careless with money; you don’t want to hold on to it, you want to enjoy it and use it to enrich your life. Whatever you do with your money, you do in a big way – making it, spending it, or blowing it! You may accumulate elegant, high quality things (art, jewelry, etc).
You have a knack for bringing new ideas and plans into fruition with less difficulty than others. Your positive, enthusiastic attitude attracts helpful situations and opportunities to you.
Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 7:
Jupiter in Libra
Jupiter in 2nd house
Jupiter Trine Uranus
Chapter 8: Areas That Challenge You Or Are Difficult For You
You fear becoming emotionally dependent upon others, and may distance yourself or deny your needs for closeness and intimacy so that you won’t be vulnerable to rejection or abandonment. On the other hand, you may cling excessively or need constant reassurance from loved ones and family. Developing a deep, inner sense of security, as well as the ability to give and receive nurturing are important tasks for you.
You are generally not a “joiner” and do not feel comfortable in clubs, organizations or other groups of people that are centered around some common ideal or interest. If you do participate in a group, you may find the rules and procedures restrictive – or you may simply feel that you do not fit in with the others.
Being alone or with older, more experienced people suits you better than being with groups of your own peers.
Your vitality tends to be a bit low and you may have to fight against the tendency to be inactive. Easily discouraged, you are inclined toward pessimism. Perhaps your upbringing was too authoritative, causing problems with your father.
You are a bit skeptical, somewhat irritable, and others may think of you as quarrelsome or nagging. Your nervousness seems to stem from your tendency to over-work yourself, and you should try not to make more demands on others than they are able to handle.
You are subject to rash decisions and impulsive actions that may have sudden, unexpected consequences and undesirable results. Not very adaptable, you could have considerable tension with people and are likely to have disputes or even violent fights with others.
Quite reserved and somewhat inhibited in associating with others, you may feel that you are better off by yourself. You feel that you don’t fit in very well with people and find team-work in groups or associations difficult to achieve.
You may feel hindered or oppressed by other people frequently and overcoming difficulties jointly with others could come suddenly. You seem to be afraid of your own courage and may find it hard to express your desires.
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 need to take what you have learned (either through formal education or your own questing and life experience) and share it with others, communicate it, express it in a way others can benefit from. Knowledge and understanding which does not enhance the quality of life for yourself and others in your world is of little real value. Putting your understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in your daily interactions with people, and in the multiple small choices you make everyday will enable you to really test your belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress you are apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Cultivate your ability to live in the present!
The arena you are most likely to wrestle with these issues is in your public life and career. All of these issues will impact your reputation and standing in your community or professional circle, as well as how you achieve your important life goals and aspirations.
The specific habits which are likely to hold you back, or which you are prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Your desire to belong, deep attachments to family and for the familiar (even if these are not nourishing or helpful), the desire to “mother” or be mothered by others, and a strong resistance to cutting the umbilical cord which ties you to past events and experiences
The following are specific activities that will support you in your growth. These may or may not feel natural to you, and often there is some feeling of resistance or initial awkwardness about doing these things, but they are important on your path to wholeness.
Develop true self confidence and the willingness to put yourself “out there”, to be seen and to shine. Be willing to take on a leading role, to be a hero, to be a protagonist in your own story by cultivating the courageous, active, and positive masculine qualities you possess. Doing creative work that you are proud of – anything that comes from your heart and bears the stamp of your individuality – is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than you are is a way for you to grow and become more whole yourself.
Become more freethinking, be willing to experiment and change, loosen your attachment to tradition and the known to allow new developments to occur. Learn and get involved in an area where new techniques, rapid changes and innovation is happening. Be one of the avant-garde who is promoting such changes, whether this is in science, music, or social relationships. You have to be willing to be different and perhaps considered eccentric or odd.
You are somewhat restless and nervous, but enjoy communicating with people and are constantly confronting others with your new ideas. You have the ability to make new contacts quickly and also can be a stimulating force in group activities.
Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 8:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 11th house
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Mars
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Mars/Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Mars/N. Node
Saturn Conjunct Uranus/Asc.
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 10th house
N. Node Opposition Moon
N. Node Conjunct Sun
N. Node Conjunct Uranus
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Uranus
Chapter 9: Originality and Imagination
Areas Where You Are Creative, Unique, Unstable, or Compulsive
You are likely to have a career that is highly unusual or that somehow challenges the mainstream of society and the status quo. Being an instrument for progressive change in the world is your role, whether in a humble or grand manner. You need to shake things up wherever you are. You also may change careers, life direction, and your long range goals many times in your life.
You may have a great deal of confusion over money, financial matters, and ownership. Perhaps these things mean very little to you. Or possibly you simply don’t know how to deal with them in a realistic, effective way.
Also, you may make your living through artistic, musical, or highly imaginative endeavors.
You have a deep interest in secrets, the underworld or unconscious, and anything hidden and mysterious. Psychoanalysis, investigating your dreams, and other methods of uncovering secrets are very interesting to you. You may be exceptionally perceptive intuitively or psychically. Your emotions and subconscious energies are complex, and periodic transformations and personal crises are sprinkled liberally throughout your lifetime.
You are very ambitious, but tend to be somewhat irritable emotionally and mentally. You get excited about something very quickly and then suddenly may shift your thoughts to a different channel and may just as rapidly put your ideas into action.
You are likely to have very intense emotional relationships and may be drawn to someone without knowing why. Very passionate, your sexual needs and desires are strong. You could go to extremes and obsession in love and should guard against a controlling attitude.
Sticking obstinately to your work, you have the ability to work long and hard, but tend to work yourself to exhaustion. You also could have intense conflicts with others, resulting in frequent run-ins or possible violent fights.
Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 9:
Uranus in 10th house
Neptune in 2nd house
Pluto in 12th house
Uranus Conjunct Mercury/MC
Pluto Conjunct Venus/Mars
Pluto Conjunct Mars/Saturn
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.
What is New and Different in Your Age Group
You are part of a 7 year group of people who are progressive and creative thinkers. Academic achievement is high and academic standards are higher with your age group than with others. You are a curious and inquisitive bunch, and many discoveries and clever insights are brought forth from your age group. The love of learning never dies with your age group, and your curiosity and inquisitiveness does not wane in later life, as is common with others.
Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 10:
Pluto in Leo
Neptune in Libra
Uranus in Gemini