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Britney Spears Personality Report - Sample from PCA Argus astrology software

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Personal Interpretation Profile

The Ascendant

The ascendant is the sign that was rising over the horizon at the time of birth. More than any other chart factor, the sign of the ascendant to be accurate is dependant on both time (it changes by 15 degrees every hour) and place of birth (someone born at the same time on the opposite side of the world will have the opposite sign on the ascendant or 'rising'). As such, it is the sign that brings us into physical incarnation, and the planet that rules that sign is said to be the ruler of the chart, or our planetary ruler for this lifetime. Hence the sign and house position of the ascendant's ruler are of particular importance. The ascending sign shows the way in which we approach life and the world in general. It can be related to what some psychologists call the persona, the mask we place between our inner selves and the world. As such it shows the way in which we are perceived by others, at least their first impressions of us. The ascendant represents the manner in which we must express ourselves in order to feel secure, and also the filter through which we perceive life and its challenges. It is the cusp of the first house, the house associated with our personal identity and self expression and represents the kind of energy and types of activities that we need to enliven us physically.

*Libra Ascendant

Libra is a Cardinal Air sign. With Libra rising at the time of your birth, you express Libran characteristics in your approach to life. There is a need to base action on an objective and fair assessment of any situation. The keynote of Libra is balance. Libra on the ascendant gives you the ability to see the various alternatives in any situation, and to see the other persons point of view. However, if overdone this can lead to indecisiveness that can be crippling to action, and a sitting on the fence type of behaviour. You try to base your actions on what is true and just, but must learn to make decisions and accept responsibility for the consequences. The first impression others have of you is of a friendly, fair and just person, or as somewhat superficial and indecisive in your behaviour.

Libra is ruled by Venus, the position of this planet will be of particular importance in your chart.

* Ascendant Sextile Mercury

The sextile between Mercury and your ascendant shows that you have a great facility for absorbing information and knowledge, and the ability to explain what you have learned in a clear and understandable way. You are a good communicator, and you enjoy situations where you can express your views and air your intellectual knowledge, you are persuasive rather than argumentative. You have at least an intellectual understanding of who you are and what you want out of life, but the energy to put this in to practice, and to understand your deeper motivations, will have to come from some other area of your chart.

* Ascendant Sextile Uranus

The sextile between Uranus and your Ascendant indicates that you are something of a rebel, in your way of thinking and in your general behaviour. You value your freedom and independence in all areas of your life, and you will constantly be seeking new experiences as an escape from situations that have become routine and dull. You have a great creative potential and a well developed intuition, when you follow your hunches you will usually be right. You are open-minded and progressive in your thinking, and are able to communicate your thoughts clearly.

The Sun

In the solar system the Sun is the centre around which all the other planets revolve, bound by its gravitational force. Similarly, in the birth chart the Sun represents the "centre" of our personality, or the core of our being, around which all the other psychological drives and needs, symbolised by the planets, revolve.

Just as, in the solar system, the Sun is the source of light and life generating energy, so the Sun represents the source of consciousness and life within us all. It is our will to be and our sense of individuality. The birth chart, however, represents the solar system as seen from the earth, not the Sun. Most of us are not centred in our Sun, but in our earthbound, or sense-bound ego. For most of us then, the Sun represents our "Higher Self" or Spirit. It is the immortal spark of the universal spirit which is uniquely ourselves, as opposed to our transient and mortal ego centred personality. The Sun is therefore what we are striving to become.

The sign position of and aspects to the Sun, as seen from the earth, show how this radiant inner self works through the medium of our ego centred personality. It is the fundamental tone of our being, and as such is the most important placement in the chart.

* Sun In Sagittarius

With the Sun in the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius, your basic nature is outgoing and open-minded. You have a need to explore and to find out what is just over the horizon. This need can be expressed literally through travel, or on a more mental level through the exploration of ideas and philosophical systems. You may combine both, travelling for the purpose of expanding your mind. You are adaptable and versatile, able to make the most out of any situation. You see life as a great adventure, and it is the future and future possibilities that draw you on.

You may be prone to exaggeration, and your blindly optimistic and boisterous nature may make you careless and irresponsible. You may have to learn the hard way that you need to take care of unfinished business before you can move on to your next adventure.

* Sun In 3rd House

With the Sun in the 3rd house of your chart there is a need to be heard and to be noticed by those around you. The 3rd house is the area of life where we exchange thoughts, ideas and knowledge. With the Sun here it's in these areas, and also through travel that you'll best develop your own thoughts, views and perspective on life. No matter how intelligent or knowledgeable you may seem to others, you'll always feel the need to learn more and to improve your communication skills.

* Sun Sextile Moon

With the Sun and the Moon in a positive aspect, you have learned from the experiences of your past, and these experiences serve as a valuable foundation for the present and future. You have the inner confidence and courage to face life's challenges.

Your relationship with your parents as a child would have probably been with major conflicts, and this has carried into adulthood as you generally get on with your parents, and they're always there to lend a helping hand when you need it. Even if their own relationship had problems, this probably wouldn't have had any long term effects on your own relationship with either of them.

* Sun Conjunct Mercury

With the Sun and Mercury in conjunction you may occasionally lack objectivity in your thinking, identifying too much with your opinions. Although you like to express your thoughts, your words may not always be backed by the facts, but more of an expression of how you would like things to be. Nevertheless, with more objectivity and tolerance of others' opinions, you would have a tremendous skill in communicating ideas and concepts to others in a clear and understandable way.

Moon

In the birth chart, the Moon is second in importance only to the Sun. Unlike the other planets the Moon orbits the earth, and seen from the earth is the same size as the Sun (hence the possibility of total eclipses). The Moon gives off no light of its own, however, but reflects and polarises the light of the Sun.

The Moon represents memories, feelings and instinctive responses that lie just below the level of consciousness. As the Moon orbits the earth, it generates the movements of the tides and governs other natural cycles, such as the menstrual cycle in women. The Moon therefore symbolises the ebb and flow of feeling and emotion (symbolised by water in Astrology), and the feminine principle in nature and in the individual.

The sign position of and aspects to the Moon show how we react instinctively, and what we need to feel comfortable and secure. As children the Moon is the Mother, or at least how we experienced our mother. As we grow older this extends to our relationships with women in general (particularly for men), and our instinctive or conditioned responses to the world in general; based on the often unconscious memories of this early nurturing experience (or lack of it).

* Moon in Aquarius

With the Moon in the fixed air sign of Aquarius, there is an instinctive tendency to think about your feelings, rather than acting on them, or actually feeling them. There is a mixture of openness to the new, combined with a stubborn resistance to change. You value personal freedom and independence, in fact you need it to feel comfortable, but this can lead to problems in your emotional life, which you can probably rationalise away. You prefer not to dwell on past emotional difficulties or conflicts, preferring to be open to future possibilities, but your emotions do not always obey your thoughts. The unconventionality and eccentricity associated with this sign is softened by the emotional nature of the Moon, and you are generally friendly, with an innate humanitarianism.

* Moon in 5th House

The 5th House represents the field of experience connected with children, love and laughter. With the Moon here you may always find yourself on the lookout for love. As a parent, experiences with your children may bring back memories and feelings connected with your own childhood and your relationship with your own parents.

*Moon Sextile Mercury

The Moon and Mercury in a sextile aspect heighten your emotional perception. You are sensitive to other people's emotions, even if they don't openly express how they are feeling. Generally, you are also able to understand your own emotions objectively and understand where your feelings are coming from. Therefore, understanding others and yourself enables you to help others who are going through emotional difficulties. You can often help them gain a different perspective on their problems, either professionally or simply to help friends.

You have an excellent memory, able to absorb and remember information with ease, and you learn from your past mistakes as well as successes.

*Moon Trine Saturn

The Moon in a positive trine aspect to Saturn will provide a stabilising influence to other more stressful aspects of your personality. Your early home life and conditioning will probably have given you a deep sense of responsibility and the need for self-discipline which will always be there. Even if you rebel against it at times, you still take your responsibilities seriously.

Emotionally you may be rather reserved, perhaps even inhibited in some ways, and you will need to feel completely secure before you reveal your deepest feelings to anyone. Nevertheless, you always have a ready shoulder for others to cry on.

You have excellent organisational abilities and can put a lot of creative effort into your home and professional life. You don't ask for more than you give out, and feel that you have to earn whatever you get, an end to which you can work with discipline and patience.

Mercury

Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun. Along with Venus it is one of the inferior planets, that is, its orbit lies within the earth's orbit.

In mythology, Mercury is the messenger of the gods. In the birth chart, Mercury represents the urge to communicate with and exchange information with others. In the mind, it represents our rational thought processes, or the ability to analyse and reach logical conclusions. In the body, it is the nervous system, which co-ordinates and unifies all the different bodily functions into an organised whole. Mercury can be said to represent electricity in the form of information. Mercury therefore rules all forms of communication and exchange of information, and the ability to organise facts into a consistent view of the world.

The sign position of and aspects to Mercury in the chart show how one thinks and communicates, that is, the way in which our thoughts are expressed, and the way in which we receive such information from the world around us.

* Mercury in Sagittarius

With Mercury in the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius, your thinking is open-minded and optimistic. You prefer to think in broad philosophical terms rather than get bogged down in petty details. Although this is generally not a bad thing you may tend to overlook the fact that some details are important. You will try to live your life by what you believe and what you think is the best way to be, regardless of what other people may think, and you can be rather tactless in what you say. Your mind is restless and open to the future, refusing to be tied down by the past or present and other people may be frustrated by your refusal to be pinned down or express a definite opinion on some issue. It is not that you have no opinions, it is just that tomorrow it may suit you to change them, so it's best to keep your options open.

* Mercury in 3rd House

Mercury in the 3rd House indicates that you're always ready to learn, and you have a lively, witty and observant intellect. You'll probably have something to say about almost anything, but may have to control a tendency to occasionally express opinions before all the facts are known. You'll enjoy communicating with others, and will generally pay close attention to detail.

* Mercury Conjunct Uranus

With the conjunction between Mercury and Uranus you don't like to be told what to think by anyone, insisting on your right to make up your own mind. This isn't necessarily a bad thing although it may occasionally lead to a tendency to be obstinate or stubborn just for the sake of it, sometimes saying and doing things just for the shock effect it produces.

Possessing an insatiable curiosity, this aspect also greatly stimulates your intellect. Nevertheless, at times, you may find it difficult to stop your mind from racing ahead before you have fully understood what you have learned.

Although you have many original and inventive thoughts and ideas, whether or not you'll be able to make any practical use of your ideas will depend on how well you can discipline your mind.

Venus

Venus, like Mercury, lies within the orbit of the earth. If Mercury can be likened to electricity in the form   of information, then Venus can be likened to the magnetic field generated by the electric current. One of the meanings of Venus is therefore "personal magnetism".

In mythology Venus is the goddess of love. In the birth chart, Venus represents the social and love urge, and the need for harmony and exchange of feelings and affection with others. Venus is our need to form relationships and our power to attract such relationships. It is also our sense of values, based on what attracts or repels us.

The sign position of any aspect to Venus shows how we express these needs to others and the kind of response we need in order to feel in harmony. If Venus is adversely aspected theses responses may not always be what we consciously desire but are often necessary in order to force us to recognise some unexpressed part of ourselves.

* Venus in Capricorn

Venus in the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn indicates a rather conservative and practical approach to relationships. You are attracted to people who promise security and long term commitment. Position and power in the world are also important to you, you feel 'why marry the second violin when you can have the conductor'. You are capable of seeing the potential in your partner and pushing them to achieve the highest that they are capable of. This may take some time and the investment of a lot of energy and faith on your part, but you are patient. You need to know where you stand at all times, from day to day arrangements, to long term plans and goals. It takes some time for you to trust enough to allow others to get to you, but when you are able to relax in another's company you are able to express the warm sensuous side of your nature.

Financially, you are always in control, you keep careful track of your bank balance; you need the security of always knowing your position. This stems from a need to maintain financial independence, you do not like to be dependent on anyone in this area. You go for the long term investment, rather than risky, get rich quick schemes. You have a talent for taking nothing, and building something solid and secure from it.

* Venus in 4th House

Venus is in the 4th House of your chart, the area of life concerned with home and roots, both material and psychological. This therefore indicates a strong need for harmony and peace in your home surroundings. You'll actually find it difficult to live in an atmosphere of tension and strife, and will generally do anything to smooth over problems, even to the point of avoiding conflicts or problems that need to be discussed. There may be a tendency to lean too heavily on those in your home environment, whether on your partner or immediate family.

* Venus Trine Mars

The trine between Venus and Mars indicates that you're a sociable and warm-hearted person. Always ready to give others the benefit of the doubt, you can't hold a grudge for too long. You enjoy being sociable and having a good time with friends, and you're able to mix easily in any social situation. You look for the best in people, and can bring the best out in others.

However, this apparently easy-going nature may tempt some people to take advantage of you, thinking you'll allow them to get away with it. But if others overstep the bounds of your tolerance and understanding you won't be afraid to put them straight in no uncertain terms.

* Venus Square Jupiter

With the square between Venus and Jupiter, you may at times give in to self-indulgence, especially when difficulties give you the excuse to neglect duties and responsibilities. In any case, you don't like to be hemmed in by responsibilities. You'll expect a partner to allow you personal freedom, but you may not be too generous in extending the same rights to them.

* Venus Square Saturn

The square between Venus and Saturn indicates some difficulty in the handling of your personal relationships. You may have difficulty in finding a partner who lives up to your rather exacting expectations. Judging the other's faults harshly, you'll not allow anyone to get too close until you feel that they're safe and can be trusted. You don't express affection easily, withholding your feelings out of the fear that they will be rejected.

This feeling may result from experiences as a child as one of your parents, possibly your father, may have been indifferent or difficult to get close to. The rejection you felt then has carried through to the present and you'll therefore approach present relationships warily. On the other hand, the father may not have been around at all.

The way around this conflict is to establish this missing sense of security by achieving something through your own efforts. When you realise that you don't need the support of anyone to make something of your life, you'll feel happier and more secure about yourself.

* Venus Sextile Uranus

You don't like routine, and would be best suited to a profession that allows change and variety in your surroundings and the people you deal with.

* Venus Square Pluto

The square to Venus from Pluto will have a deep and powerful effect on your personal relationships. You'll probably have a deep need to be the one in control in your relationships, to be the one who calls the shots, and if you attract someone of like mind your relationship could become a constant power battle until one of you decides to call it a day.

If, on the other hand, you attract someone who's prepared to put up with your tendency to dominate and get your own way, you could soon become bored and start to look for someone with a little more fight.

Many of your problems arise from the fact that you don't really know what it is that you want from a relationship. Independence or stability, freedom or security, trying to find a middle ground won't be easy with your volatile emotions, but that's what you must try to do. You'll also have to be honest with yourself and your partner and understand what you're both looking for in a relationship.

Mars

Mars is the first planet in the series out from the Sun that is outside the orbit of the earth. As the first superior planet, Mars represents energy directed outward from the self into the world. It is the energy to initiate action and the ability to meet challenges and overcome obstacles. In mythology, Mars is the god of war. In the birth chart, Mars is the self assertive and aggressive urge, the sex drive and the need to achieve our desires. Positively, Mars is expressed as courage, initiative, and the will-power to pursue our goals. Negatively expressed, Mars is impatience, violence and the use of force or threats.

The sign position of and aspects to Mars in the chart show how we assert ourselves and express our desires. Mars is traditionally a masculine planet, and therefore represents the expression of the male ego. In a women's chart, the energy of Mars is often repressed by social and family conditioning, and indicates how she will experience the male ego through the men around her, whether positively or negatively expressed. It is, however, becoming increasingly possible for women to break away from traditional passive roles, and express their own Martian drives, but this is often not completely successful until after the age of about 30.

* Mars in Virgo

With Mars in the mutable earth sign of Virgo you will put a great deal of energy into organising your practical and material affairs. No matter how tight money is, you will somehow always manage to pay your bills and provide the basic necessities of life. You may be over critical both of yourself and others, with a tendency to constantly analyse motives, and the need to understand the whys and wherefores of everything you do, particularly in the area of your sex life. If this is not taken to inhibiting extremes you can gain great insight into the hidden or unconscious motives and needs, both your own and those of others. You should avoid a tendency to worry or feel guilty when the actions of others drive you into expressing your anger or aggression.

* Mars in 12th House  

With Mars in the 12th House you may occasionally have a vague sense of irritation or anger, the source of which you can't really put your finger on. There may be times of emotional confusion, when you're not entirely sure of some of your motivations, or you're unable to let go of your aggression, therefore holding it all in.

However, the upside of this placing is that you're able to put the needs of other people, especially those who do need help, before your own and fight willingly on their behalf.

* Mars Sextile Uranus

With the sextile between Mars and Uranus you'll have a great deal of restless energy that will need some outlet if it's not to become nervous tension. You like to go your own way, to do your own thing. You'll tolerate restrictions on your freedom only as long as you think you have to, but once you feel your responsibilities have been fulfilled you'll soon insist on following your own path again.

This aspect also gives the drive and determination to tolerate the most difficult conditions if you know that they'll eventually lead you to your goal. You're a bit of an intellectual rebel, and won't be told what to think by any authority.

* Mars Square Neptune

The square between Mars and Neptune indicates that there will be times in your life when you suffer from periods of confusion and self-doubt about who you are, where you're going, and what you should be doing with your life. You also have an addictive nature which takes all too easily to drink, drugs and any other weird and wonderful pastime. The truth is you really don't have the physical or emotional constitution to cope with constant abuse - so if possible, all things in moderation, or not at all.

The planets up to and including Mars have been concerned with the establishment of ourselves as individuals, and with the satisfaction of our own needs and desires. The planets beyond Mars connect us with a larger order.

Jupiter

As the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter represents expansion and growth. It is the urge to grow beyond our individual limitations and the need to feel part of a larger order, whether this be a particular religion, philosophy or social system. Jupiter, the king of the gods, is traditionally the bestower of faith, optimism and the ability to expand and prosper. It is the planet that promotes personal growth, gives us confidence in ourselves and trust in a higher power or greater plan. Negatively, Jupiter can manifest as overconfidence, irresponsibility and the tendency to over-extend ourselves or promise too much.

The sign position of and aspects to Jupiter in the chart show what kinds of experiences and types of activity create an inner faith and optimism, and the sense of being connected to the larger scheme of things.

* Jupiter in Scorpio

With Jupiter in the fixed water sign of Scorpio, you will create opportunities throughout your life through your capacity for shrewd, critical judgement of people and situations. You are intense and uncompromising in your attempts to pursue your goals. This will probably get you where you want to go, eventually, but there is a danger that you could alienate others on the way, unless you are prepared to include them in your plans. The mysteries of life and death may fascinate you, and your philosophy may be influence by interests and beliefs that others consider to be occult or taboo subjects.

* Jupiter in 2nd House

With Jupiter in the 2nd House of your chart you'll enjoy accumulating life's little luxuries. Although the acquisition of money and possessions will not be too much of a problem through your life, it could be a matter of easy come easy go. You're generous and what you earn could be spent just as quickly, so occasionally you'll have to be somewhat discriminating in your generosity and spending.

* Jupiter Sextile Neptune

With the Sextile between Jupiter and Neptune you'll occasionally tend to idealise those to whom you feel close, attributing motives and feelings to them that they may not really have. At times, your reluctance to admit to yourself that you may have been wrong could leave you particularly vulnerable and open to getting hurt.

* Jupiter Conjunct Pluto

With Jupiter Conjunct Pluto you try to enjoy life to the full. You have enormous drive and ambition to achieve your goals, preferably as soon as possible, and are impatient with anything that delays you. To others your goals may be unrealistic but you will strive for them with amazing determination, and behind your ambition lies a powerful faith in your abilities.

Saturn

Saturn is the last planet in the solar system that can be seen with the naked eye from the earth. As such, together with the fact that it is bounded by a series of rings, Saturn represents the boundaries of the individual.

After the limitless expansion of Jupiter, Saturn in the birth chart represents boundaries and limitations. It is the principle of structure and form. In the body, it is the skeleton, which gives the body its structure, and the skin, which is the boundary to the outside world. In the mind, it is the structure of our ego and our sense of self which we seek to preserve from the impact of changes from within and from the outside world. Saturn gives us the ability to endure setbacks and work with discipline and patience toward well defined aims. It is the need for social approval through some kind of tangible achievement. Whereas Jupiter brings rewards and opportunities through what we might call good luck, Saturn brings rewards and opportunities through hard work, limitation and self discipline.

The sign position of and aspects to Saturn show how we seek to establish ourselves as individuals and find our place in the social system of which we are a part. Any form or structure, however, when placed in the light of the Sun tends to cast a shadow. The position of Saturn in the chart therefore, shows where we find our "shadow". It is here that we meet with our greatest sense of inadequacy, lack of faith and inhibitions. Saturn shows where we are most fearful, and hence most rigid; but if these fears can be met and overcome it is the source of our greatest strength and a solid foundation from which to meet the world.

* Saturn in Libra

Saturn is in the cardinal air sign of Libra in your chart. The principle of form, structure and responsibility operates in the field of intellectual and social interaction. You have a capacity for concentrated and serious intellectual activity, Saturn in an air sign denotes what could be termed the scientific mind. At the same time, you may have a sense of mental and intellectual isolation. Libra represents the principle of balance, harmony and relationship. With Saturn here, a deep feeling of insecurity in relationships may cause you to avoid issues or conflicts that you feel will upset conditions of harmony. Ultimately you will have to learn how to handle responsibility in relationships, without giving up too much of your own individuality and sense of purpose.

* Saturn in 1st House

The House position of Saturn shows where we feel most restricted. In the 1st, the area of self-expression, you may occasionally find it difficult to be open and spontaneous, fearful of appearing foolish or being too presumptuous. On the other hand, you may over-compensate by being overly friendly and chatty on the surface, but this still masking an inner insecurity. Perhaps this feeling stems from your childhood, where you were put down or criticised if you stepped out of line, or expressed yourself openly.

As always with Saturn, what is a source of insecurity and doubt early in life, can become the source of your greatest strength in later life. You need to set yourself a goal, something that you can achieve through your own efforts. As you slowly but surely approach your goal, you'll begin to feel better about yourself and more self-confident.

* Saturn Sextile Neptune

Saturn in sextile to Neptune allows you to give structure to your dreams and aspirations. You're able to use your imagination constructively for the benefit of yourself and others. You may be instrumental in providing the practical foundation, and the organisation, for turning the dreams of yourself and other people into a reality.

* Saturn Conjunct Pluto

Saturn in Conjunction with Pluto is a powerful aspect that will affect the very foundations of your being. There's a powerful need to have total control, .to be master of your own house. You'll generally resist fiercely anyone or anything that poses a threat to your security.

There's also a tendency to dominate those closest to you, based on the fear of losing them or being rejected. However, you need to take care that this behaviour doesn't provoke the very situations that you're afraid of. It's likely, however, that your life will go through periodic changes in order to make room for new growth. The pain and loss that you feel at such times can eventually make you a stronger person.

The root of your problems probably lies in your childhood experiences, possibly a dominating and unreasonable parent or an event where your whole sense of security was stripped away leaving you feeling afraid and resentful, or both.

The Outer Planets

The planets beyond Saturn:- Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, move through the signs so slowly that the sign positions of these planets refer more to the generation of which we are a part, rather than individual characteristics. It is the House position that shows where we will meet with the principles expressed by these planets in our lives. The aspects of these planets to the personal planets indicate our degree of attunement to the principles they represent.

The trans-Saturnian planets cannot be seen without the aid of a telescope. Therefore they represent powerful forces that are beyond conscious control. These planets connect us with forces and levels of reality beyond our experience as individual human beings. They do this by breaking down the boundaries of the ego (symbolised by Saturn), to allow the inflow of higher ideals and goals into our ego-centred minds. This can often mean the total disruption or destruction of our existing lives, goals, or outer and inner structures in order to make this possible.

Uranus

Uranus is the first of the trans-Saturnian planets. It cannot be seen with the naked eye and was discovered in 1781 during the period of the American and French revolutions. It's discovery was made possible by the invention of the telescope, a development that has led to radical changes in our knowledge of the universe and our place in it.

In the birth chart then, Uranus represents the force for revolutionary change, the breaking from tradition, and inventiveness and experimentation. As one of the three planets that cannot be seen with the unaided eye, Uranus represents a force over which we have little or no conscious control. On an individual level, Uranus indicates our degree of independence and demand for personal freedom. If well aspected it gives us originality and an attunement to truth that goes beyond the logic of Mercury. If we refuse to express the energy of Uranus within us, preferring to cling to the traditions and limitations of Saturn, then Uranus may manifest as disruptions and sudden changes in our immediate environment, sometimes disrupting our lives completely and forcing us to make needed changes. If the energy of Uranus is expressed negatively, it can lead to wilfulness, impatience and needless rebellion, the rebel without a cause.

The position of Uranus in the chart shows where we most feel the need for freedom and independence and the need to experiment with new ideas and ways of living. Conversely, it is the area where we can cause the most disruption and needless change.

* Uranus in 3rd House

Uranus in the 3rd House of your chart indicates that your perceptions are sharp. You are able to rapidly absorb and analyse information from your environment, picking up subtle nuances and apparently unimportant pieces of information that others may overlook completely. With your own intuition filling in the gaps, you are able to rapidly build up a complete picture of any situation in which you may find yourself, and just as importantly, to convey this picture to others clearly and intelligently. If you have to make snap decisions based on incomplete information, your intuitive response usually turns out to be the right one.

Your mind is oriented toward the future, with a desire to break free from past conditioning and inherited ways of thinking, whether this is your own personal conditioning, or the prevailing beliefs of your society. You have many original and inventive ideas, and the ability to communicate these insights to others.

Neptune

After Uranus comes Neptune, the god of the sea. Whereas Uranus is the urge for individual freedom and independence, Neptune is the urge to escape from our normal sense-bound state of consciousness, and experience our unity with a different level of reality.

In the birth chart, Neptune represents our higher ideals and our attunement to realities that lie beyond that perceived by the senses. It is the realm of dreams and imagination and our sense of being part of a whole which is greater than ourselves, the awareness of a spiritual dimension to existence. Neptune represents the urge to transcend our normal state of consciousness through meditation and mystical experience, music, dreams and flights of the imagination, or through drugs (including alcohol) which afford us a temporary escape from the mundane grind of living. Neptune can be expressed as high ideals, altruism and spiritual values, or as self destructive escapism and evasion of responsibilities. For most of us it is a mixture of both.

The position of Neptune in the chart shows where and how we seek to express these needs, and in what areas of our lives we tend to seek an often impossible ideal.

* Neptune in 3rd House

Neptune in the 3rd House indicates that you are in tune with your immediate environment to such an extent that you can pick up on the "vibrations" around you. You often get the feeling that you know what is going on beneath the surface, things that are in the air but are not being spoken about or expressed, and you are usually right. At other times, however, what you feel may be the result of your own confused thinking, or unconscious assumptions, which makes it difficult to always be certain about what you are picking up.

You have high ideals and believe, perhaps, that as the individual is part of some greater whole, you should use your own mind and intellect in the service of some high ideal or spiritual goal.

* Neptune Sextile Pluto

This aspect between the two outermost planets first occurred in 1942 and will remain in effect for the next hundred years, although the sign positions of the planets will change, so everyone born during this time will have it in their charts. This contact will therefore affect everyone for the next hundred years and represents changes taking place in the world's collective psyche. The keynote of this entire period will be the complete transformation of our existing scientific, religious and political belief systems.

Pluto

Pluto is the outermost planet in the solar system and therefore the slowest moving. At certain times however, due to the high eccentricity of its orbit, it comes closer to the earth than Neptune. This is the case at the present time and will be so until the end of the century. At the same time it is passing through Scorpio, the sign that it rules. This is a very critical period in world history, since Pluto represents powerful forces of death and destruction or change and transformation, which are now at their strongest. This can lead to destruction through nuclear war or our pollution and exploitation of our planet. On the other hand it can lead to the death of the present political and economical systems and the birth of new political and economic systems and a transformation in international relations and our relationship to our planet. By the time Pluto leaves Scorpio in 1999 the issue will probably be decided one way or the other.

In the individual birth chart, Pluto represents the urge for power and control either over ourselves or others. It is the need to penetrate beneath the surface of experience, to reveal hidden motivations and repressed desires. The position of Pluto in the chart indicates our capacity for self-regeneration or rebirth and our attitude towards beginnings and endings and birth and death, either actual or symbolic. Pluto can be expressed as the acceptance of our need for complete transformation in some area of our life, and the courage to face our deepest compulsions and hang-ups. Or, it can be expressed as the wilful manipulation of others, ruthlessness and an infatuation with power.

* Pluto in 1st House

Pluto in your 1st House, indicates that you have a powerful need to in some way re-mould your character at certain points in your life. Pluto represents the force of change and transformation, with this planet in the House of the personal self you will periodically need to clear your life of certain structures that you feel are limiting your growth, such as a bad relationship or job. If you do not recognise or express the energy of Pluto within yourself, you may unconsciously act in ways that provoke someone else into doing the job for you, so the other person breaks up the relationship, or your boss gives you the sack. In these cases you will see this as a crisis, until you are able to admit that this was what you needed, and secretly desired.

You may have a deep distrust of life, early experiences may have made you feel that there are destructive forces in the world that are out to get you, feeling that life can be ruthless, you may express a certain degree of ruthlessness in getting what you want. Fear of your own mortality arises from a sense of the inevitability of transformation and death. Death can occur in many forms, from the death of an old way of life, an old way of thinking, to actual physical death, but all are actually a prelude to a new birth or new beginning.

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