Sarah S. Grimke Special Chart Configurations and Analysis for Each Department of Life (the Houses)

 9. Special Chart Configurations

The following paragraphs identify planetary configurations in your chart that are of special interest.

T-Square

Configuration 1 is a T-Square where:

There is an OPPOSITION aspect between Mars in the 12th House and Moon (Á) in the 6th House with Sun, Mercury and Saturn in the 10th House SQUARE both opposition planets forming a “T”.

The total power of this configuration is 50.51 astrodynes, consists of 10 aspects in total and maps a powerful influence in the life.

This is a discordant configuration referred to as a T-Square, where two planets oppose each other (OPPOSITION aspect) and a third planet forms a SQUARE aspect to both planets in the opposition.

This configuration in your chart involves the planets Sun, Mercury, Saturn, Mars and Moon, which govern:

  • behavior relating to construction, destruction, initiative, aggression, combat and amativeness (Mars)
  • mental attitude, the domestic life, psychic impressions and everyday affairs (Moon)
  • vitality, significance, self-esteem and authority (Sun) and your mental interests, the facility and accuracy of expression and the type and intensity of thoughts (Mercury) and your behavior relating to system, organization, hard work, responsibility, the need for economy, or loss (Saturn)

The departments of life involved in this discordant configuration, indicated by the house positions of the planets involved, are:

  • secrets, disappointments and limitations (12th House)
  • work, coworkers and subordinates and/or illness and the infirm (6th House)
  • career, credit, reputation and mother (10th House)

(See the more detailed discussion of each house in the “Analysis for Each Department of Life” section below.)

The Opposition Aspect

The planets in OPPOSITION are Mars opposing Moon affecting the 12th House and 6th House. This aspect also appears in Configuration 2. Though not as violent as the Square aspect, because of its persistence and power, the Opposition aspect is usually considered the worst aspect. The energies of the planets oppose one another, forcing you to make a choice between the two areas of life (houses) involved in the opposition. This constant struggle between the opposing planets develops slowly and unrelentingly.

In your chart, this means the behavior relating to construction, destruction, initiative, aggression, combat and amativeness (Mars) expressing through secrets, disappointments and limitations (12th House) are in direct conflict with the mental attitude, the domestic life, psychic impressions and everyday affairs (Moon) expressing through work, coworkers and subordinates and/or illness and the infirm (6th House), forcing you to choose one or the other. The result is that the qualities of these planets, in this case the Mars opposing Moon, are brought into great prominence. Your greatest potential abilities are mapped by oppositions. Many highly successful people have oppositions in their birth charts that they must overcome.

The Two Square Aspects

The two Square aspects in this configuration are:

Sun, Mercury and Saturn mapping the vitality, significance, self-esteem and authority and your mental interests, the facility and accuracy of expression and the type and intensity of thoughts and your behavior relating to system, organization, hard work, responsibility, the need for economy, or loss in your 10th House relating to career, credit, reputation and mother SQUARE BOTH

Mars mapping the behavior relating to construction, destruction, initiative, aggression, combat and amativeness in the 12th House ruling secrets, disappointments and limitations AND

Moon mapping the mental attitude, the domestic life, psychic impressions and everyday affairs in the 6th House ruling work, coworkers and subordinates and/or illness and the infirm

The Square aspect acts abruptly, brings acute crises, and temporary periods of struggle between the things signified by the two planets and the houses they occupy. It signifies positive lack of adaptation to environment, and consequent conflict.

Discordant aspects force you to overcome OBSTACLES (Square aspects) and SEPARATION (opposition aspects), and thereby build powerful mental and emotional muscle that provide the strength and energy required for outstanding achievement.

Opposition Drain

Configuration 2 is an Opposition Drain where:

Neptune  in the 9th House acts as a harmonious conciliating “drain” to the OPPOSITION between Mars  in the 12th House and Moon (Á) in the 6th House with Neptune TRINE Mars  and SEXTILE Moon.

The total power of this configuration is 11.68 astrodynes, consists of 3 aspects in total and maps a powerful influence in the life.

This is a planetary configuration referred to as an Opposition Drain because there is a planet which acts as a harmonious conciliatory factor between two planets making a discordant Opposition aspect. This configuration indicates an especially potent and harmonious source of Rallying Forces (see Glossary in Appendix) because the conciliating planet breaks up the Opposition aspect between the other two planets by making a harmonious Sextile aspect to one and a very harmonious Trine aspect to the other. The Opposition maps an aerial which picks up planetary energy loaded with separative static. But such an Opposition also maps at each terminal, thought cells into which have been built a tremendous amount of energy. This energy, from both groups of thought cells at the ends of the opposition, is tapped harmoniously by the group of thought cells mapped by the planet making the Sextile and the Trine.

The Opposition Aspect

The planets in opposition are Mars opposing Moon affecting the 12th House and 6th House. This aspect is described as part of Configuration 1.

The Conciliating Trine and Sextile Aspects

The beneficial Trine and Sextile aspects in this configuration are:

The conciliating Neptune mapping the imagination, increased sensitivity, psychic impressions, fantasy thinking, romance, apprehension, idealistic visions or schemes in your 9th House relating to religion, philosophy, social media, and long journeys is…

TRINE Mars mapping the behavior relating to construction, destruction, initiative, aggression, combat and amativeness in the 12th House ruling secrets, disappointments and limitations. The Trine aspect is the most harmonious aspect and the matters ruled by these two planets and the houses (departments of life) they occupy greatly benefit one another, bringing LUCK to the two areas of life.

AND

SEXTILE Moon mapping the mental attitude, the domestic life, psychic impressions and everyday affairs in the 6th House ruling work, coworkers and subordinates and/or illness and the infirm. The Sextile aspect brings OPPORTUNITIES between the two planets and the houses the occupy, which must be cultivated to realize the full benefit.

To benefit from this configuration, spend as much time and effort in the 9th House as possible to maximize the LUCK (Trine aspect) and OPPORTUNITIES (Sextile aspect) to overcome SEPARATION (Opposition aspect).

 10. Analysis for Each Department of Life (The Houses)

The following paragraphs describe the various departments of life mapped by the Houses in your chart. See the appendix for a more detailed description of houses in general. The most astrologically active departments of life in your chart, in order of importance, are mapped by the 10th House, the 12th House, the 1st House, the 3rd House and the 9th House.

1st House – Personal Matters

The 1st House has dominion over activities of life relating to personality, physical body, physical appearance and demeanor, quality of the personal magnetism, personal prowess, personal matters and general health.

The 1st house is powerful relative to the other houses in the chart, is discordant and while it contains no planets, it does include the power and the harmony or discord of the Ascendant, which is discordant. The house is co-ruled by the Moon, which is mildly discordant and is in the 6th House relating to work, coworkers and subordinates and/or illness and the infirm, indicating that those matters have special influence over 1st House matters. So, for example, events relating to work, coworkers and subordinates and/or illness and the infirm, resulting from your domesticity, affect your personal matters, the personality and physical characteristics.

2nd House – Money and Possessions

The 2nd House has dominion over activities of life relating to money, possessions and personal resources.

The 2nd house is weak and less active relative to the other houses in the chart, is mildly discordant and contains no planets, but is ruled by the Sun, which is mildly discordant and in the 10th House relating to career, credit, reputation and mother, indicating that those matters have special influence over 2nd House matters. So, for example, events relating to career, credit, reputation and mother, resulting from your self-esteem, affect your money and possessions.

3rd House – Personal Interests, Siblings and Social Media

The 3rd House has dominion over activities of life relating to mental activity, education and personal studies, siblings, neighbors, writing, hobbies, local travel and communications.

The 3rd house is moderately powerful relative to the other houses in the chart. This house is the Best House in your chart, is very harmonious and contains one planet: Jupiter. Jupiter is your Best Planet.

Jupiter in the 3rd House

Jupiter is weak and less active but is very harmonious.

Whatever house is occupied by Jupiter experiences abundance, goodwill and optimism. Jupiter maps the Religious Urges in the unconscious mind, so called because these thought-cells tend to express through veneration, philosophical or religious thinking and faith in providence. Jupiter is also considered a business planet because it manifests abundance, goodwill and optimism and rules the professions in general.

Jupiter in Virgo: Jupiter maps the Religious Urges embracing thoughts and actions relating to benevolence, veneration, hope, devotion, generosity and goodwill toward others. With the religious thought-cells expressing from the “I Analyze” attitude of Virgo, have faith in the abilities of others rather than focusing on their weaknesses.

Jupiter in the 3rd House indicates that the Religious thought cells express primarily through personal studies, sibling relationships, relatives and neighbors. This position shows benefit in all these areas. Personal studies may revolve around religion and philosophy. A desire for education may express for the entire life, not just during youth. Hobbies may be financially rewarding. Cultivating clear thinking, critical thinking and a variety of studies will be to your benefit. The natural antidote for a prominent (powerful) and afflicted (discordant) Jupiter, which can be overly-optimistic or indiscriminate, is to exercise Intelligence (Mercury thinking), using analysis and critical thinking to improve decision-making.

Important aspects to Jupiter

The most powerful aspect to Jupiter is Venus Parallel Jupiter. This aspect is also the best (most harmonious) aspect in the chart and, relative to the other aspects in the chart, is powerful. Venus is in the 10th House relating to career, credit, reputation and mother. See the description of this aspect under “Best, Worst and Most Powerful Chart Aspects” in the section on Astrodyne Analysis.

4th House – Home

The 4th House has dominion over activities of life relating to primarily the home and home life, but also the father, real estate, farmland and its production, restaurants and conditions at the end of life.

The 4th house is of average power relative to the other houses in the chart, is mildly discordant and contains no planets, but is ruled by Mercury, which is mildly discordant and in the 10th House relating to career, credit, reputation and mother, indicating that those matters have special influence over 4th House matters. So, for example, events relating to career, credit, reputation and mother, resulting from your communication, affect your home life.

5th House – Children and Love Affairs

The 5th House has dominion over activities of life relating to offspring and pleasures, love affairs, speculation, stocks, bonds and derivatives, children and entertainment.

The 5th house is weak and less active relative to the other houses in the chart, is neutral regarding harmony or discord and contains no planets, but is ruled by Mars, which is discordant and in the 12th House relating to secrets, disappointments and limitations, and Pluto, which is very harmonious and in the 10th House relating to career, credit, reputation and mother, indicating that the matters of these two houses have special influence over 5th House matters. So, for example, events relating to secrets, disappointments and limitations, resulting from your rashness, affect your pleasure, love affairs, children and speculation.

6th House – Work

The 6th House has dominion over activities of life relating to work environment, coworkers, subordinates and employees, food in general, especially those consumed or prepared, small animals and the conditions surrounding illness or places where illness is treated.

The 6th house is moderately powerful relative to the other houses in the chart, is neutral regarding harmony or discord and contains one planet: the Moon.

Moon in the 6th House

Moon is of average power and is mildly discordant.

Whatever house is occupied by the Moon is subject to ebb and flow, has a significant impact on the mental attitude and the emotions and may be the subject of psychic impressions. The matters ruled by this department of life tend to fluctuate and are the subject of small, insignificant events and everyday affairs. Because the chief expression of the thought-cells in the unconscious mind relate to primarily family life, they are referred to as the Domestic Urges.

Moon in Capricorn: seek honors through serving society rather than through attaining self-centered ambitions.

Moon in the 6th House shows fluctuating health (unless other factors in the chart preclude this), and an ever-changing work environment. Many changes in diet is also indicated, and care with diet is important here. An afflicted (discordant) Moon may bring difficulties with workmates or subordinates, particularly women. You may be skilled with food preparation or find favorable employment in restaurants. There may be a fondness for pets and small animals.

Moon is also involved in two special planetary configurations in your chart:

The first special configuration that Moon is involved in is a T-Square (See Special Configuration #1 in the Special Chart Configurations section above) involving Sun, Mercury, Saturn and Mars in the 10th and 12th Houses.

The second special configuration that Moon is involved in is an Opposition Drain (See Special Configuration #2 in the Special Chart Configurations section above) involving Mars and Neptune in the 12th and 9th Houses.

7th House – Marriage and Partnership

The 7th House has dominion over activities of life relating to marriage, partnership, the attitude of those met in public, open enemies, competitors and lawsuits.

The 7th house is weak and less active relative to the other houses in the chart, is mildly discordant and contains no planets, but is ruled by Saturn, which is discordant and in the 10th House relating to career, credit, reputation and mother, indicating that those matters have special influence over 7th House matters. So, for example, events relating to career, credit, reputation and mother, resulting from your self-interest, affect your marriage and partnership.

8th House – Death, Inheritance and Other People’s Money

The 8th House has dominion over activities of life relating to legacies and inheritance, gifts, partner’s money and other people’s money in general, fiduciary responsibilities, debts owed to you and the ability of those owing to pay, death, life insurance, taxes and the influence of the dead.

The 8th house is weak and less active relative to the other houses in the chart, is mildly discordant and contains no planets, but is ruled by Saturn, which is discordant and in the 10th House relating to career, credit, reputation and mother, and Uranus, which is harmonious and also in the 10th House relating to career, credit, reputation and mother, indicating that the matters of this house have special influence over 8th House matters. So, for example, events relating to career, credit, reputation and mother, resulting from your self-interest, affect your partner’s money, fiduciary responsibilities and inheritance.

9th House – Religion, Philosophy and Long Journeys

The 9th House has dominion over activities of life relating to teaching, religion, philosophy, social media, teaching, publishing, long journeys and the courts.

The 9th house is moderately powerful relative to the other houses in the chart, is mildly discordant and contains one planet: Neptune.

Neptune in the 9th House

Neptune is weak and less active but is harmonious.

Whatever house is occupied by Neptune is influenced by subtle and visionary factors. There is something elusive and mystical about the section of life denoted by this house. About the things so denoted, the imagination weaves pictures, and these mental pictures influence the attitude toward reality. Neptune expresses through the imagination, romance, increased sensitivity, psychic impressions, wishful thinking, fantasy thinking, daydreaming, apprehension, idealistic visions or by schemes and thoughts of easy wealth or promotion. Because the chief expression of the thought-cells mapped by Neptune relate to images of conditions more perfect, they are generally referred to as the Utopian Urges. The department of life ruled by the house occupied by Neptune is subject to Illusion in that things are not always as they appear.

Neptune in Pisces: Neptune maps the Utopian Urges embracing wishful or fantasy thinking and daydreaming, apprehension, idealistic visions and lofty spiritual ideas, the imagination, romanticism, platonic relationships and thoughts of easy wealth or promotion of schemes. Neptune is at home in the sign Pisces where it can express more harmoniously. With the Utopian thought-cells expressing from the “I Believe” attitude of Pisces, seek idealism through humanitarian plans rather than through charitable endeavors rather than in pursuing and blindly following the advice of invisible intelligences.

Neptune in the 9th House shows that the Idealistic Urges express primarily through religion, philosophy and long journeys. You will tend to express the ideal in your philosophy and religion. Idealistic opinions are shown. If attracted to spiritual teachers and gurus, take care to distinguish the real from the fake. Expect lack of spiritual pride and egotism in those who profess spirituality or religiosity. Cultivate the ability to get your ideals before the public, but when publicly expressing your ideas and opinions, subject them to critical thinking and practical standards. There may be illusions relating to higher education or travel, and things may not always be as they seem, so clear up the vagueness with critical thinking.

Neptune is also involved in one special planetary configurations in your chart:

The special configuration that Neptune is involved in is an Opposition Drain (See Special Configuration #2 in the Special Chart Configurations section above) involving Mars and Moon in the 12th and 6th Houses, for which Neptune is the conciliating planet making it a potent Rallying Force. (See Glossary in the Appendix.)

10th House – Career, Business, Credit and Reputation

The 10th House has dominion over activities of life relating to honors, business, credit, reputation, career, superiors and mother.

The 10th house is the Most Powerful House in your chart and is the subject of intense feeling, activity and events. This house is also the Worst House in your chart, is discordant and contains six planets: Mercury, Saturn, the Sun, Venus, Uranus and Pluto. The Sun is your Dominant Planet. Saturn is also your Worst Planet, which is described in the “Worst Planet” section under Astrodyne Analysis above.

Mercury in the 10th House

Mercury is prominent (being in an angular house and its close aspect to the Moon) and powerful and is mildly discordant.

Whatever house is occupied by Mercury becomes the subject of mental effort. The mind expresses itself readily where the things so denoted are concerned. The department of life ruled by the house occupied by Mercury is subject to thought and the subject of conversation. Because the chief expression of the thought-cells in the unconscious mind mapped by Mercury in the chart relate to the intellectual life, they are referred to as the Intellectual Urges.

Mercury in Pisces: With the Intellectual thought cells, governing cerebral processes, perception, comparison and communication, expressing from the “I Believe” attitude of Pisces, the speech, and expression in general, should be positive and good humored rather than timid or fretful. The best quality of Pisces is sympathy, and its worst quality is worry.

Mercury in the 10th House shows the Intellectual Urges expressing through business, career, honors and reputation. A business requiring brains or public recognition of your business acumen, intelligence or writing skills is indicated. Facility with communication can benefit many business pursuits. This position gives political astuteness, talent in speech writing and executive ability. There may be an interest and/or pursuit of communications, telecommunications, media or publishing. An afflicted (discordant) Mercury may indicate miscommunication, speech disabilities or too many irons in the fire. The natural antidote is to cultivate thoughts of goodwill and tolerance toward others and an abiding faith that things will work out for the best.

Mercury is also involved in one special planetary configurations in your chart:

The special configuration that Mercury is involved in is a T-Square (See Special Configuration #1 in the Special Chart Configurations section above) involving Mars and Moon in the 12th and 6th Houses.

Saturn in the 10th House

Saturn is prominent (being in an angular house and its close aspect to the Sun) and powerful and is discordant.

Whatever house is occupied by Saturn experiences hard work, responsibility, and frugality or loss. Saturn maps that area of the unconscious mind referred to as the Safety Urges because these thought-cells relate to hard work, acquisition, persistence, planning, organization and all things which serve to provide stability, safety and security for the individual.

When especially prominent (powerful) in the chart and afflicted (discordant), these Saturn thought-elements can stimulate discordant thoughts of fear, greed, envy, or self-centeredness, and are responsible for loss, hardship and privation and the necessity of working diligently for every advantage. There can be restrictions of various kinds and heavy burdens leading to emotions which can be morose, melancholy or despondent, leading in some cases to clinical depression, depending also on environmental and hereditary factors. You can benefit from an afflicted Saturn by directing your Safety Urges to express in a constructive manner as when harmonious. (See next paragraph.)

When Saturn is powerful in the chart and harmonious or neutral (that is, not too discordant), then you can benefit from efficiency, economy, organization, hard work, shrewdness and your ability to buy to advantage.

Saturn in Aries: Saturn maps the Safety Urges embracing thoughts and actions relating to safety, secrecy, acquisitiveness, buying, trading, worry, fear, system, order and persistence. With the Safety thought-cells expressing from the “I Am” attitude of Aries, seek security through caution, prudence and circumspection and avoid contentious and abrupt action.

Saturn in the 10th House shows that the Safety Urges express primarily through honor, business, career and reputation indicating vast ambition and great responsibilities. This position shows ability to work hard, be shrewd in business and promote system and organization. If Saturn is well-aspected, moral integrity and hard work result in the attainment of authority, high position and leadership. If Saturn is afflicted (discordant), there is a tendency to compromise principle, pursue actions that sully the reputation or there can be failure in business. Avoid putting ambition and success before honor which can lead to disgrace. Promote system and organization that will benefit society instead of self. As an antidote for an afflicted Saturn, nurture Venus thinking relating to business and career through gifts and favors to others, and cultivate pleasure in social activities, the arts and entertainment. To attract better fortune in this area of life, also stimulate Sun thoughts of your importance and self-esteem and the benefit that you provide others.

Saturn is also involved in one special planetary configurations in your chart:

The special configuration that Saturn is involved in is a T-Square (See Special Configuration #1 in the Special Chart Configurations section above) involving Mars and Moon in the 12th and 6th Houses.

Sun in the 10th House

Sun is prominent (being in an angular house) and powerful and is mildly discordant.

When a house (department of life) is occupied by the Sun, those matters are vitalized, pursued with vigor and become a dominant motive in the life that affects your significance, authority and self-esteem. Because the chief expression of the thought-elements in the unconscious mind mapped by the Sun in the chart are directed toward gaining and maintaining significance, and their activity strongly influences the relation of the individual to those in authority, as well as influencing his authority over others, they are called Power Urges.

Sun in the 10th House indicates the Power Urges and personal significance seek to express through leadership in business or politics. There is a great desire for honor and recognition and these things are a dominant motive in the life. When the Sun is afflicted (discordant) care must be taken that authority is exercised wisely and avoid difficulties with bosses, employers and those in authority.

Sun is also involved in one special planetary configurations in your chart:

The special configuration that Sun is involved in is a T-Square (See Special Configuration #1 in the Special Chart Configurations section above) involving Mars and Moon in the 12th and 6th Houses.

Venus in the 10th House

Venus is prominent (being in an angular house and its close aspect to the Sun) and powerful and is harmonious.

Whatever house is occupied by Venus has a strong influence upon the affections, and through it an appeal to the affections can readily be made. Mating, companionship, affection and love are expressions of the thought cells mapped by this planet. The things denoted by this house tend to prosper not through effort and initiative, but through kindnesses and favors received because of grace of manners, and following the line of least resistance. Because the chief expression of the thought-cells in the unconscious mind mapped by Venus in the chart relate to the social life they are referred to as the Social Urges.

Venus in Aries: With the Social Urges, embracing the emotions, the affections, social relationships and artistic appreciation, expressing from the “I Am” attitude of Aries, the affections can express ardently and harmoniously rather than being rash and impulsive.

Venus in the 10th House maps the Social Urges expressing through honor, credit, career and reputation. This suggests that others will have a good opinion of you. You may also be socially ambitious. Cultivating artistic and refined methods in business will generally be successful. This position also shows an affectionate relationship to the mother. If Venus is powerful and afflicted (discordant), avoid being too eager to please others and to find the line of least resistance. You will benefit by cultivating firmness and asserting strength of character. Both approaches will please others in the long run. For antidotes to an afflicted Venus, practice caution, system, fairness and foresight (Saturn Safety thoughts), along with thoughts and feelings of pride, firmness and self-esteem (Sun Power thoughts).

Important aspects to Venus

The most powerful aspect to Venus is Venus Parallel Jupiter . This aspect is also the best (most harmonious) aspect in the chart and, relative to the other aspects in the chart, is powerful. Jupiter is in the 3rd House relating to personal interests, writing, neighbors and siblings. See the description of this aspect under the 3rd House above.

The 2nd most powerful aspect to Venus is Venus Conjunction Uranus. With 7.97 astrodynes of power, this aspect is powerful and with 1.99 harmodynes is harmonious, relative to the other aspects in the chart. Uranus is also in the 10th. This conjunction aspect shows that this area of life experiences a powerful association. The aspect shows the emotions, social relations and artistic appreciation influence, and are influenced by, sudden events, new acquaintances, and abrupt changes. This conjunction aspect indicates a powerful association between these factors showing sudden attachments, affectional overtures by unusual individuals, and that the individual powerfully attracts others in a sexual way.

The 3rd most powerful aspect to Venus is Venus Square Ascendant. With 7.08 astrodynes of power, this aspect is moderately powerful and with -5.31 discordynes is discordant, relative to the other aspects in the chart. The Ascendant is on the cusp of the 1st House that relates to the effect on the personality, health and personal affairs from the aspects made to it, which, in this case, is the Square aspect from Venus. This discordant square aspect shows that these two areas of life experience obstacles and periods of struggle. The aspect shows the emotions, social relations and artistic appreciation influence, and are influenced by, the personality, physical body and health. This discordant square aspect indicates these factors negatively affect each other showing a personality with charm and grace but with a tendency to being overly pliant, yielding and too desirous of pleasing others and in finding the line of least resistance. Develop strength of character and firmness, which other people will find pleasing, by cultivating thoughts of significance and self-esteem and using caution to avoid making poor decisions in social relations.

The 4th most powerful aspect to Venus is Sun Conjunction Venus. With 7.07 astrodynes of power, this aspect is moderately powerful and with 1.77 harmodynes is harmonious, relative to the other aspects in the chart. The Sun is also in the 10th. This conjunction aspect shows that this area of life experiences a powerful association. The aspect shows the vitality, authority and relations with men influence, and are influenced by, the emotions, social relations and artistic appreciation. This conjunction aspect indicates a powerful association between these factors showing favors from superiors, good vitality, favors from men, and success in affectional and social matters.

Uranus in the 10th House

Uranus is prominent (being in an angular house) although of average power relative to the power distribution in your chart, and is harmonious.

The thought cells mapped by Uranus powerfully influence originality of thought, and the ability to make marked departures from precedence and custom. Because their chief expression relates to originality, they are generally referred to as the Individualistic Urges. Whatever house is occupied by Uranus denotes things about which radical tendencies are likely to manifest. In the section of life indicated by such a house there are sudden changes and developments of an extreme nature, either constructive or destructive. Whatever good is signified in one direction is accompanied by some lesser disadvantage in another and vice versa. To the extent the thought cells mapped by Uranus are active (powerful in the chart), is the life influenced by thoughts of independence, originality, invention, the unconventional, unusual or new methods.

Uranus in Aries: Uranus maps the Individualistic Urges embracing thoughts and actions relating to independence, originality, invention, the unconventional and unusual, new or radical methods. With the Individualistic thought-cells expressing from the “I Am” attitude of Aries, seek originality through political reform and new ideas rather than through dress and personality.

Uranus in the 10th House shows that the Individualistic Urges express primarily through honor and career, indicating original methods in business and sudden changes in fortune. Uranus brings the unconventional, innovative and inventive to business and career and the radical, or even revolutionary, to politics. You tend to be interested in applying the latest science in your career or business pursuits. Concentrate on original or unusual methods that are valuable, rather than merely different. Cultivate Jupiter thinking that relies on providence, optimism, goodwill and tolerance.

Important aspects to Uranus

The most powerful aspect to Uranus is Uranus Conjunction Pluto. With 9.19 astrodynes of power, this aspect is powerful but is neutral regarding harmony or discord. Pluto is also in the 10th. This conjunction aspect shows that this area of life experiences a powerful association. The aspect shows sudden events, new acquaintances and radical changes influence, and are influenced by, groups, subtle force, and coercion or cooperation. This conjunction aspect indicates a powerful association between these factors showing that new acquaintances, sudden events and original ideas or new methods make it possible to gain through groups and cooperation. However, under certain circumstances, such as adverse progressed aspects to one or both planets, new acquaintances, sudden events and original ideas or new methods may bring difficulty from groups, and coercion. Pleasant thoughts of faith and trust in a higher power need to be associated with thoughts of group activity and cooperation.

The 2nd most powerful aspect to Uranus is Venus Conjunction Uranus. With 7.97 astrodynes of power, this aspect is powerful and with 1.99 harmodynes is harmonious, relative to the other aspects in the chart. Venus is also in the 10th. See the description of this aspect in this same house, above.

Pluto in the 10th House

Pluto is prominent (being in an angular house and its close aspect to the Moon) although of average power relative to the power distribution in your chart, and is very harmonious.

Whatever house is occupied by Pluto is subject to inner-plane influence, either for good or ill. The activities stimulated include facilities for cooperation with others and for contacting groups of people. Because the chief expression of the thought-cells mapped by Pluto relate to cooperation for the welfare of the group, and spiritual efforts for the benefit of all, they are generally referred to as the Universal Welfare Urges. To the extent the thought cells mapped by Pluto are active, is the life influenced by thoughts of groups, statistics, division of labor, mass production, inner-plane conditions, drastic events, the inside of things, gang methods, cooperation, coercion, or universal welfare. If Pluto is powerful in the chart and afflicted (discordant), there will be undue pressure brought to bear by others to compel such action as they desire relative to the things the house rules.

Pluto in Aries: Pluto maps the Universal Welfare Urges embracing thoughts and actions related to groups, statistics, inner-plane conditions, drastic events, the inside of things, gang methods, cooperation, coercion, and universal welfare. With the Universal Welfare Urges expressing from the “I Am” attitude of Aries, seek cooperation through attaining constructive political leadership rather than in bureaucratic exploitation.

Pluto in the 10th House shows that the Universal Welfare Urges express primarily through honor, credit, reputation, career and business. Pluto has a high side and a low side depending on how well aspected it is. A well-aspect Pluto in the 10th indicates good credit, honors and career or business benefits through cooperation and the influence of groups. When powerful and afflicted there can be discredit, dishonor or adverse effects relating to career or business resulting from coercion. You benefit from cooperation for spiritual welfare.

Important aspects to Pluto

The most powerful aspect to Pluto is Uranus Conjunction Pluto. With 9.19 astrodynes of power, this aspect is powerful but is neutral regarding harmony or discord. Uranus is also in the 10th. See the description of this aspect in this same house, above.

The 2nd most powerful aspect to Pluto is Moon Trine Pluto. With 5.48 astrodynes of power, this aspect is of average power and with 5.48 harmodynes is very harmonious, relative to the other aspects in the chart. The Moon is in the 6th House relating to work, coworkers and subordinates and/or illness and the infirm. This very harmonious trine aspect shows that these two areas of life experience cooperation to bring good luck. The aspect shows the mental attitude, domestic life and everyday affairs influence, and are influenced by, groups, subtle force, and coercion or cooperation. This very harmonious trine aspect indicates these factors work harmoniously together showing benefit through groups and cooperation, a sensitivity to inner-plane forces and spirituality.

11th House – Friends, Hopes and Wishes

The 11th House has dominion over activities of life relating to friends, affiliations, hopes and wishes.

The 11th house is weak and less active relative to the other houses in the chart, but is harmonious and contains no planets, but is ruled by Venus, which is harmonious and in the 10th House relating to career, credit, reputation and mother, indicating that those matters have special influence over 11th House matters. So, for example, events relating to career, credit, reputation and mother, resulting from your affections, affect your friends and affiliations.

12th House – Restrictions and Disappointments

The 12th House has dominion over activities of life relating to secrets, sorrows, disappointments, restrictions, hidden enemies, crime, detective work, large animals, unseen forces and astral entities.

The 12th house is powerful relative to the other houses in the chart, is discordant and contains one planet: Mars.

Mars in the 12th House

Mars is prominent (its close aspects to the Sun and Moon) although weak and less active relative to the power distribution in your chart, and is discordant.

Mars here indicates that forcefulness and energy are expressed through this department of life. Advantage is usually gained through initiative and combat. If loss is indicated by an afflicted (discordant) Mars, there is much struggle associated with it. There will be strenuous activity regarding the things ruled by this house. To the extent the thought cells mapped by Mars are prominent, is the life influenced by thoughts of construction, destruction, initiative, aggression, combat, sex, eating or drinking. Because the chief expression of the thought-elements in the unconscious mind mapped by Mars in the chart relate to attacking obstacles, they are referred to as the Aggressive Urges.

Mars in Cancer: Mars maps the Aggressive Urges, embracing thoughts and actions relating to construction, destruction, initiative, aggression, combat, sex, amativeness, eating and drinking. With the Aggressive thought-cells expressing from the “I Feel” attitude of Cancer, channel your initiative and emotional energy in constructing a pleasant home and avoid outbursts of temper.

Mars in the 12th House indicates that the Aggressive thought cells will tend to express through disappointment, restrictions or secret activity. There may be injury from secret enemies if Mars is afflicted. If health difficulties are indicated elsewhere in the chart, there may be a tendency toward hospitalization. You may be inclined to keep secrets regarding eating, drinking or sexual activity. Depending on environmental conditions, there may be association with criminal activity, either as an active participant or in police or detective work. You may want to look at exposing and dealing with repressed anger. Fighting to aid and protect the needy and working to alleviate their suffering is beneficial for conditioning the aggressive urges to express in the most constructive way.

Mars is also involved in two special planetary configurations in your chart:

The first special configuration that Mars is involved in is a T-Square (See Special Configuration #1 in the Special Chart Configurations section above) involving Sun, Mercury, Saturn and Moon in the 10th and 6th Houses.

The second special configuration that Mars is involved in is an Opposition Drain (See Special Configuration #2 in the Special Chart Configurations section above) involving Moon and Neptune in the 6th and 9th Houses.