Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Okay This is Ridiculous!

It has been a year since I offered any new info on delineating a chart. I have to unearth the books I use for reference but I will add a post on delineating the moon by the end of the month. From there on out, I will try to add a planet a month until we are done. Lots of changes in my personal life but no good reason for not adding to the blog except life got away from me and I was busy with other things. So like the title says...Ridiculous!

On a side note, I am working on doing paintings based on a person's astrological chart. I'm starting with mine and my son's (since I know them better than anyone else's) I am waiting for a book on Sabian symbols I ordered to show up. If you don't know what Sabian Symbols are, they are a symbol based on each degree of the zodiac. [Cafe Astrology lists them here.] By combining my own images gathered by reading the chart and incorporating the Sabian symbols I hope to create a work of art that resonates with the person who's chart is being used. I thought it would be nice to be able to display your 'chart' in a visual way. I'll keep you posted on how it works out ;O)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mercury is Retrograde

My Friend, Ms Mir, Has a great post on her blog about Mercury retrograde. Check it out!


Saturday, August 29, 2009

so you know...

the lighthouse and state beach, two miles from our new home

We are moving residences this next month so I won't be able to work on updating and adding to this blog until probably after the move is complete.(all my books are boxed!!) Hopefully my new work space will allow me to be a little more productive! I'll continue to check for any comments daily and can answer any questions you may have in the meantime.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Delineation of the Sun in a Natal Chart

The Sun's psychological function in a natal chart is your basic identity and conscious purpose. Most people think that this is what they are that this is all there is to astrology but this is just one part of the greater whole. It is a vital part of the whole, but it is modified by the rest of the chart's planets, placement and aspects. Every member of a sun sign is different, some may be more similar than others but it is a remarkable to study the differences in personalities when you have the knowledge to read natal charts and see their subtle variations. I hope after this exercise you will have more self-knowledge and understand why you are the way you are and not necessarily the way the horoscopes say you should be!

Your sun sign shows your inner self, how you see yourself, your essence, your central core, your purpose or motivation. The Sun along with the Ascendant and Moon forms an astrological trinity that sets the tone for your entire chart. These three function as a unit of sorts(I'll go into this in more detail after we delineate each of the planets in your natal chart)

At this time, look at the information you have written down about your sun. At this time you should also note the element, polarity, modality and orientation if you have not already done so.
I'll use mine as the example:
Sun in Virgo in the 11th house
Polarity: Yin
Modality: Mutable

Keywords for Signs:

relates to Mars
corresponds to the first house
sign's primary need: to be independent and develop self-awareness

skillful application:
innovative, daring, spontaneous, direct, energetic, assertive, headstrong, independent, competitive, fearless, courageous

unskillful application:
careless, reckless, irresponsible, self-centered, starts but doesn't finish, impatient, overpowering, selfish, combative, uncooperative, coarse, temperamental, overbearing, belligerent

relates to Venus
corresponds to the second house
sign's primary need: to be resourceful, productive and stable

skillful application:
practical, earthy, sensual, resourceful, steadfast, stable, reliable, trustworthy, patient, deliberate, consistent, determined, artistic, aesthetic, domestic, placid

unskillful application:
materialistic, conservative, possessive, overcautious, stubborn, bull-headed, sluggish, lethargic, self-indulgent, lazy, passive, gluttonous

relates to Mercury
corresponds to the third house
sign's primary need: to communicate with and learn from others

skillful application:
intelligent, learns easily, witty, curious, inquisitive, logical, alert, rational, fluent, studious, verbal, articulate, talkative, sociable, flexible, adaptable, lighthearted, changeable

unskillful application:
superficial, spacey, shallow, over-intellectualizing, unemotional, wordy, gossiping, nosy, imitative, inconsistent, scattered, noncommittal, indecisive, high-strung, fickle, flighty, impatient

relates to the Moon
corresponds to the fourth house
sign's primary need: to give and receive emotional warmth and security

skillful application:
feeling, receptive, sensitive, psychic, gentle, sympathetic, nurturing, protective, domestic, shy, collecting, tenacious, retentive

unskillful application:
insecure, moody, defensive, over-emotional, hypersensitive, touchy, brooding, smothering, clingy, overprotective, dependent, fearful, withdrawn, afraid to let go

relates to the Sun
corresponds to the fifth house
sign's primary need: to creatively express self and be appreciated by others

skillful application:
self-assured, self-confident, dynamic, radiant, authoritative, dignified, honorable, proud, thrives on appreciation, a leader, courageous, loyal, self-expressive, creative, dramatic, loving,
big-hearted, warm, playful, generous, romantic

unskillful application:
vain, self-centered, selfish, overbearing, conceited, stubborn, domineering, haughty, arrogant, patronizing, snobbish, childish, egocentric, possessive, demands to be center of attention, flirtatious, melodramatic, doubts own creative abilities

relates to Mercury
corresponds to the sixth house

sign's primary need:
to analyze, discriminate and function efficiently

skillful application:
practical, efficient, clear, analytical, differentiating, discriminating, discerning, precise, detailed, meticulous, economical, fastidious, disciplined, helpful, serving, dutiful, humble, conscientious, health-conscious, unselfish

unskillful application:
petty, picky, skeptical, nitpicking, critical, judgmental, lacking confidence, self-deprecating, self-denying, prudish, obsessive-compulsive, workaholic


relates to Venus
corresponds to the seventh house
sign's primary need: to cooperate with others and to create beauty, balance and harmony

skillful application:
cooperative, sharing, partner-oriented, social, agreeable, easygoing, gregarious, considerate, balanced, just, tactful, diplomatic, charming, aesthetic, artistic, refined, pleasing, tasteful

unskillful application:
dependent, can't act alone, gives away power to others, indecisive, hesitant, passive, vacillating, over-compromising, superficial, vain, imbalanced

relates to Pluto
corresponds to the eighth house

sign's primary need:
deep involvements and intense transformations

skillful applications:
regenerating, cathartic, transforming, complex, healing, renewing, musical, probing, joining, piercing, erotic, magnetic, powerful, emotional, mysterious, hidden, deep, psychological

unskillful application:
power-hungry, destructive, violent, annihilating, sarcastic, obsessive, fixed, excessive, overwhelming, jealous, possessive, resentful, revengeful, vindictive, secretive, deceptive, paranoid, suspicious, repressed

relates to Jupiter
corresponds to the ninth house

sign's primary need:
to explore and expand the horizons of the mind and world

skillful application:
wise, understanding, philosophical, aspiring, ethical, idealistic, visionary, moral, truth-seeking, open minded, optimistic, jovial, benevolent, tolerant, adventurous, wandering, seeking, outspoken, frank, loves animals, athletic, freedom loving

unskillful application:
condescending, pompous, ungrounded, self-righteous, opinionated, dogmatic, deluded, impractical, extravagant, indolent, scattered, exaggerating, seeking a free lunch, irresponsible, tactless, insensitive, wasteful, gambling

relates to Saturn
corresponds to tenth house

relates to Uranus
corresponds to eleventh house

relates to Neptune
corresponds to twelfth house

10th HOUSE
11th HOUSE
12th HOUSE
[the rest of the signs and houses to be posted soon]

Keywords for the Elements

aries leo sagittarius
fiery, ardent, enthusiastic, spontaneous, self-sufficient, romantic
misused: bossy, too forceful

taurus virgo capricorn
practical, earthy, dependable, conservative, sensual,
love material comforts, good recuperative powers
misused: dull, too materialistic

gemini libra aquarius

good communicators, intellectual, able to handle abstract reasoning,
logical, broadminded, objective, idealistic, unprejudiced
misused: cold, impractical

cancer scorpio pisces
feeling, sustaining, receptive, emotional, intuitive, responsive, sensitive, deep, susceptible to moodiness, easily influenced by the environment(no fighting in front of these little ones!!)
misused: can be self-indulgent, self-pitying, wavering
(note: because of societal pressures these signs are
usually harder for boys to handle than girls)


YANG (+)

day force



night force

Keywords for the Modalities:

Qualities of the Cardinal Modality
aries - libra - cancer - capricorn
Skillful Application:
generating, beginning, doing, initiating,
originating, enterprising, active, direct,

Unskillful Application:
starts but does not finish, impatient,
dissatisfied, overactive, forceful,overcommitted

Qualities of the Fixed Modality
taurus - scorpio - leo - aquarius
Skillful Application:
concentrating, stabilizing, sustaining,
establishing, preserving, conserving,
steadfast, focused, powerful, persistent,
constant, determined

Unskillful Application:
stubborn, rigid, resistant to change,
stuck,obsessed, overly retentive, inert, habit-bound

Qualities of the Mutable Modality

gemini - sagittarius - virgo - pisces

Skillful Application:

distributing, adaptable, flexible, adjustable,
connecting, linking, mental, adapting, learning,

changing, versatile, dual

Unskillful Application:
scattered, unfocused, depleted, dissipated,
diffused, distracted,
inconsistent, prone to worry,
indecisive, restless, unfinishing


(Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer)
focused on personal wants and needs

(Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio)
social, focused on others

(Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces)
universal, focused on ideals and abstractions

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Delineating the Planets in Your Natal Chart

I am going to start to explain how to start delineating your natal planets. We will start with the Sun and move through the personal planets(Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn) and, finally, the Trans-Saturnian(or generational) planets. We will take one at a time and look at the planet itself, its sign placement and house placement. I will post general info in this post and start the planets in a day or two. Please feel free to leave comments with queries if you are confused. I do check these everyday even if I don't have time to write a new post!:o) Once we get through all of the planets we will discuss the angles and then the aspects. We will also discuss Chiron and other aspects of natal charts after we have a basic understanding of the individual birth chart.

So here's basic guidelines and suggestions!

* Looking at your Natal Chart write a list of all of your planets, their signs and placements.
Leave enough room to note the element, polarity and modality of each planet.
-i.e. (Using my own chart)
Sun in Virgo in the 11th
Moon in Leo in the 11th
Mercury in Virgo in the 12th
Venus in Virgo in the 12th
Mars in Leo in the 11th
Jupiter in Virgo in the 12th
Saturn in Aries in the 7th
Uranus in Virgo in the 12th
Neptune in Scorpio in the 2nd
Pluto in Virgo in the 12th

*Remember, the planets are the basic driving energies of the chart, the signs are how the planet functions and the house indicates where[what area/department of your life] the planetary action takes place

* Basic meanings of the planets:

Sun: represents your basic identity and conscious purpose

Moon: represents your emotions,feelings and daily habits

Mercury: represents your capacity to think, speak, learn and reason

Venus: represents your capacity to attract people and things that you love

Mars: represents your capacity to initiate, act and assert based on personal desire

Jupiter: represents your search for meaning, truth and ethical values

Saturn: represents your capacity to create order, form and discipline in your life

Uranus: represents your unique individuality and capacity to liberate yourself from past limitations

Neptune: represents your capacity to transcend the finite self through expressing unity with a greater whole.

Pluto: represents your capacity to transform and renew yourself

Saturday, February 14, 2009


I'm very familiar with Pisces sun people. My Mom and 3 of my best friends are Pisces. My husband's best friend and two ex-husbands of one of my Pisces friends are all Pisces. One thing I can say about the experiences I have had is the better adjusted they are the better they do with their Sun's energy. Like Capricorn, these people often had a difficult childhood. Oddly the ones I know with the worst childhoods are the best adjusted adults. Ah, the irony of it all! Very sensitive, although they may not show it, actually they probably won't show it unless they know you well and trust you with their inner most feelings. Their feelings are deep,vast and, like their ruling planet, rather nebulous. To understand a Pisces, truly understand them, you probably need to have a little water in your chart, a well aspected Neptune or some twelfth house planets.

Sometimes they seem air headed but none of the Pisces I've met have ever been lacking in intelligence. They sometimes do foolish things (usually trying to cope with something bigger than themselves), they often try to escape the unpleasant aspects of their lives, but they are far from unintelligent. [to be continued...]

Saturday, January 24, 2009


I must admit I have had the pleasure of knowing many more Aquarian women than men. I worked closely with one for 7 1/2 years. Personally, I like them.

They are less 'emotional' than a lot of other signs. As a matter of fact, there is very little drama with Aquarians. To me that is a good thing. Could be that I have a little Leo in my chart(moon and unaspected Mars) so I don't need any more drama. Or maybe I need the balance. I have always found that my Aquarian friends are very thoughtful, even tempered and quite intuitive when helping with a problem. Without the emotion, it is much easier to process things.

Now that said, lack of emotion isn't always something you'd ask for in a relationship so that may explain why my one friend has been married numerous times. Another male Aquarian friend has had very few relationships, at 49 he has only been married once and had 2 serious relationships. He has a concept of what he wants that doesn't have room for the reality of the situation, until he's pushed his luck and lost the woman that he realizes wasn't really that bad after all!

Regardless, they are very independent and don't need constant companionship like other signs. They genuinely like people and have faith in humanity. They will work tirelessly to help create a better world. The ones I have met have had high moral standards.

One irritating thing that I found with my business "partner", she was so busy with all her projects that she would often leave all the work to me. She was EXTREMELY good at delegating. Every organization had one of her angels at the helm and each of these angels were so because they made things happen. She sparked the idea, and great ideas she has!! We did all the nitty, gritty. The good thing, she was the social one. She knew I wouldn't compromise my values to help a customer, supported my integrity and handled most of those folks herself. She didn't really like them but she was able to tolerate everyone. A true Aquarian!