Sarah Stanley Grimke Chart Report, Sections 5-7

These middle sections of the report continue to describe the chart according to various measures. At the conclusion of the series of report excerpts, I will offer some comments related to last month’s remarks about the outline of her life and posthumous reputation– KPJ

5. Chart Topology

Planets East and West

With most of your planets on the East side of your chart, you tend to impress the environment with your personality and personal prowess. That is, the virility of a planet to impress the qualities it rules upon environment is pronounced when the planet is on the east side of the chart. Thus, you tend to mold (rather than being molded by) circumstances.

Planets Above and Below the Horizon

The line formed by the Ascendant and Descendant (opposite the Ascendant) divide the astrological chart in half, where planets and houses above the line are above the horizon and vice versa. The higher, or more elevated, a planet in the chart, the more publicity it gets. Planets below the horizon are more private and relate to activities in the life that are generally hidden from public view.

The planets in your chart are primarily above the horizon, and are related generally to affairs in the life that involve activities and events which tend to get public notice.

 6. Indicators of General Temperament and Disposition

The following analysis shows the distribution of the planets among the various elements and qualities of the zodiacal signs, which provides excellent indicators of general temperament and disposition.

(In the analysis below, note that the Sun, Moon, Ascendant, Mercury and the Dominant Planet carry more weight in a sign, triplicity or quadruplicity than the other planets and may override a ranking by astrodynes.)

Distribution of Your Planets Among the Triplicities (Elements): Fire, Earth, Air and Water Signs

The distribution of planets in your chart among the four elements is mostly Fire (Sun, Dominant Planet, 4 other Planets) with some Water (Mercury, Asc, 2 other Planets, MC) but very little Earth (Moon, 1 other Planet) or Air (No Planets). Fire signs tend to be enthusiastic, optimistic, self-reliant, zealous, courageous. In the sense that you can command others by arousing initiative and enthusiasm, your characteristic quality is INSPIRATION. With very little Earth or Air, try to cultivate a more practical attitude and try to cultivate an increased interest in mental activities and intellectual ideas.

Distribution of Your Planets Among the Quadruplicities or Qualities: Movable (Cardinal), Fixed and Mutable Signs

The zodiacal signs fall into three types: Movable (Cardinal), Mutable and Fixed. The three types are known as the Quadruplicities (there are four signs in each type) or the Qualities. (See appendix.) The distribution of the planets in your chart among the three types determines your level of adaptability, and is a key determinant of temperament.

The distribution of planets in your chart among the three Qualities shows lots of power in Movable signs (Sun, Dominant Planet, Moon, Asc, 5 other Planets) but with some activity in Mutable signs (Mercury, 2 other Planets, MC). There is little power in the Fixed (No Planets) signs. Many planets in Movable (cardinal) signs indicates great activity. You tend to be very active, energetic, and given to change. You break the trails that others follow, and start the enterprises that others finish. The signs of the Movable quality produce people who are PIONEERS. You also have some of the qualities of the Mutable signs such as adaptability. With very little power in Fixed signs, plan to finish what you start and pay attention to details.

 7. Personal – Companionship – Public

The Houses, or departments of life, are naturally grouped into three categories or domains: Personal, Companionship and Public. This is a good indicator of where your interests, desires and energy naturally incline. This can be especially helpful in analyzing close personal relationships like marriage, where partners interests are largely focused in different domains, e. g., public or personal vs companionship. Cultural gender differences can also ameliorate or exacerbate diverging interests and desires.

Power and Harmony Distribution in the Three Society Domains)
Category Pow Harm Points Assessment Rationale
Personal 216.24 -57.84 7 LittleOrNone Asc, 2 other Planets, 3 astrodyne points
Companionship 144.50 -31.29 5 LittleOrNone Moon, 2 astrodyne points
Public 488.54 -74.02 20 Lots Sun, Dominant Planet, Mercury, 5 other Planets, MC, 6 astrodyne points

The distribution of planets in your chart among the three Societies shows that most of your energy, thought and activity involve the Public houses (departments of life). The Public houses (8th, 9th, 10th and 11th) map thoughts, feelings and desires that express through activities that become widely known including partner’s money and legacies, public expression of religion and philosophy, job, career, credit and friends. Little planetary power in the Personal or Companionship departments of life indicates less interest in purely personal matters and interests or the strength of the desires to associate with others through home, children, work and partnership.