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Birth: Saturday, October 27, 1951 for Friday, September 17, 2021


NATAL HOROSCOPE REPORT


by Michael Erlewine

Astrology is as old as measured time. Although there are many different approaches to astrology, all astrologers appear united in the idea that there is a connection between the heavens and the Earth -- they share one common space. For centuries there has been a misunderstanding concerning the nature of astrology to the effect that the heavens somehow "influence" events here on Earth. This theory of celestial influence has penetrated into the modern world until today it is the main concept or idea of astrology supported by the public -- the lay astrological audience.

Professional astrologers do not hold with theories of celestial influence. Instead, the modern astrologer conceives of the heavens and Earth as united, interpenetrating, and sharing a common space and time. The great cosmic or celestial events happening around and beyond the Earth (eclipses, lineups, and so on) are not seen as CAUSING events to occur on Earth, but as great signatures of events ALSO happening here on Earth. In other words, there is no "cause" in the heavens followed by an "effect" here on Earth. Instead, both planetary and earthly events happen simultaneously and are mutually reflective. Neither is the cause of the other; both are the product of the moment, one acted out in the heavens above, the other here on the Earth below.

While astrologers don't feel that heavenly events are the cause of events here on Earth, they do feel that specific heavenly events are enacted here on the Earth too -- at the same moment. In other words, there is only one grand "play." The great drama enacted in the sky is also acted out (in exact detail) here on Earth in the same instant. Another way to say this is that the Earth is part of the cosmos and shares in that cosmic moment. Scientists have been discovering (for example) that sunspots, solar flares, and solar activity have a very definite (and almost immediate) effect here on Earth. Astrologers tend to feel that all major cosmic events such as eclipses are interactive; they represent an activity also taking place within us and our consciousness.

In summary, astrology is a study of heavenly cycles and cosmic events as they are reflected in our earthly environment and vice- versa -- a vast cosmic clock. Astrologers find the cosmic patterns revealed in the rhythmic motions of the planets a great help in shedding light on the seeming helter-skelter of everyday life. Astrologers may have their heads in the heavens, but only to better guide their feet here on Earth.



Major Planets

We are now ready to look at your astrology chart.

We will start out with the major planets outside the Earth's orbit: Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. These are the planets of the outer world -- life as we find it outside ourselves. Mars tells us something about the drive and energy we have, Jupiter shows us how to best channel that energy, and Saturn indicates what sort of landscape or territory we will be passing through. Again: Saturn represents the life conditions (and obstacles) we will be passing through, Jupiter the way or path through it, and Mars what kind of push or drive we can count on to keep going.

As we move from planet to planet, I will present each planet in the same format. For each planet I will point out any very clear abilities you may have in that particular planetary area. Second, I will outline problems that you should be aware of, and last I will indicate any special talents you may have related to the planet. Let's start with the planet Saturn in your chart which gives an insight into some of the problems we face in life.



Saturn

Astrology is a great tool for learning who we are and what we are good for.

The process of finding out who we are (self-discovery) starts when we come to grips with whatever problems life presents to us and begin to get a handle on them. Astrologically, this has to do with the planet Saturn, the great time keeper. In other words, if we have not learned to deal with Saturn... if we don't have some control of time, literally: if we don't have any time, there is little opportunity to get to other questions in our life. Saturn rules the laws and the particular limitations of this material world we all live in. In our astrological charts, Saturn indicates where we are bound to learn, like it or not. Saturn is also said to be the great teacher, the planet that keeps us from getting too carried away in one direction or another. Although it always seeks to limit and determine any thought, word, or action, it also defines and clarifies. We will start with Saturn in your chart, and see how this planet affects you.

[Saturn in LIBRA]

You have difficulty with relationships and are very idealistic when it comes to friends. You are inflexible, seldom compromise, and find it hard to give in where other people are involved. You need to develop diplomacy and patience. Learn to give (as in "give in") rather than oppose. Be flexible.

[Saturn in Opposition with Jupiter]

Your career decisions suffer from a lack of organization and self-discipline. "Who needs it?" is your motto. You set yourself against whatever authorities present themselves to you, and this can have major implications. You won't submit to any training and thus lacking the determination you need to establish a right livelihood. Left to your own devices, you tend to take a course that avoids responsibilities and obligations, living as if there were no tomorrow.

[Saturn in Square with Uranus]

You have trouble controlling yourself and tend to fluctuate between uninspired routine and crazy binges. Your sense of responsibility and the way you go about organizing your life seem like a prison sentence. You rule out any possibility of change, all spontaneity. You get so set in your ways that you can't help but revolt and break out. Your flings have a total lack of caution. When they die down, you find yourself seeking refuge in the same old routine, and we begin again.

[Saturn in Conjunction with Neptune]

You may have difficulty letting go and being imaginative. Your no-nonsense, practical approach makes subjects like the unity of life, ideals, and dreamy stuff hard for you to take. However, your dreams and ideals are very important to you, and you methodically go about putting them into practice. You have little interest in the spirituality and psyches that are rampant today. You see through that and value the essential unity behind all religions. You could bring imagination and religious understanding to physical and scientific studies.



Jupiter

Now that we have looked at Saturn and some of the problems you face, we turn to a planet will show us how to deal with those problems: Jupiter.

Jupiter has always been the key to Saturn and the planet of success. At the very least, it is the planet of simple survival, the way we keep going or get through life. Thus Jupiter has to do with the way in which we can be successful -- our vocation.

It is interesting that the Hindu word for Jupiter is Guru. Jupiter is indeed the guru and guide, the way we go through life -- our life path or vocation. Jupiter is how we handle Saturn -- the laws of life, our limitations. It represents our particular light or path. Jupiter provides us with our sense of direction, the path we are on, the way we approach life's problems. It has always been an indicator of how successful we may be, and thus it is the planet of vocation. Now let's look at your particular Jupiter.

[Jupiter in ARIES]

You could pursue a career as a leader or pioneer. You tend to be the one who takes the initiative and are courageous and often fearless to the point of being foolish. Success for you in most things is second nature. Always "walking point," you tend to be a loner, a warrior. Confident, single-minded, you are sometimes rash but are always direct -- straight out.

[Jupiter in Opposition with Saturn]

Your career decisions suffer from a lack of organization and self-discipline. "Who needs it?" is your motto. You set yourself against whatever authorities present themselves to you, and this can have major implications. You won't submit to any training and thus lacking the determination you need to establish a right livelihood. Left to your own devices, you tend to take a course that avoids responsibilities and obligations, living as if there were no tomorrow.



Mars

Our vocational success depends a lot on how we feel about our life -- our particular drive for success.

Mars is the planet of emotion and inner motivation or drive. When we search for the meaning of something (life or whatever), it is Mars that urges us on, keeps us searching. Mars also drives us against things too, and sends us into war and combat. The urgency of Mars, the search for meaning, is identical to the deep need for union in each of us. Therefore Mars is the planet of union or yoga and marriage. Marriage is the most common form of yoga or union. When we have questions about sex drive and the search for the opposite sex, we are looking at the planet Mars. Each of us has an inner drive and emotional push with a very specific qualities. Let's take a look at Mars in your chart.

[Mars in VIRGO]

You have an innate urge to save, salvage and conserve, and can make a silk purse from a sow's ear. You always want to help and to be of service -- be fully used. You hate waste and are very thorough and precise. For the most part, you are understanding and accepting, but this can turn into criticism and pettiness. You are careful and a perfectionist.

[Mars in Conjunction with Moon]

You can be a real moving force in the lives of others. A natural group leader or trainer, your vitality and drive are communicated to all those you contact, especially younger people. Your enthusiasm is so strong that it can sometimes be a little too much, making others uncomfortable. You put a lot of effort into those around you, and also into your surroundings and home environment.

[Mars in Sextile with Mercury]

You have a great love of the written and spoken word, and ideas in all their flavors are what you like best to work with. Your enthusiasm for mind, the intellect, and the world of ideas makes it easy for you to communicate these things to others. You would be a good teacher. You have no trouble putting your feelings into words, and what you say always carries a lot of content. You could make a fine entertainer and an excellent speaker.

[Mars in Conjunction with Venus]

You enjoy life yourself and value gusto and enthusiasm in those around you. Feelings are something you express with ease, and you appreciate others doing the same. Emotional drama is valued rather than avoided. Your appetite for action is probably well known, and well noted. Sports, outdoor activities, and everything physical are high on your list of favorites. Sex is, no doubt, also important.

[Mars in Sextile with Uranus]

You put a lot of thought and energy into being different, avoiding the commonplace with great determination. Your drive to innovate, invent, and find new ways to use things is both well coordinated and intense. You could be an excellent teacher and innovator in areas connected to electronics, computers, and communications. You may love to travel and are quite energetic, even athletic. You have a strong urge to be different, to do something different.



Sun/Earth

Beneath all of our Mars energy, our feelings and drive, is our self or very essence. In astrology, this is represented by the Sun/Earth combination -- our home planet.

From the Sun comes light -- that which draws all of us living on this Earth into life. The Sun in the astrological chart represents the very heart of us, our deepest core essence. It is what we shall become after we work through all of the changes life offers us. In other words, in astrology the Sun/Earth represents our identity, or true self.

[Sun in SCORPIO]

You know how to say "No!" and to go without, if need be. Intense and sometimes driven, you are able to cut through to the heart of things. You are seldom interested in refinement. You can be very magnetic, even wild at times, and have a sense of power and an instinct for survival. Moody.

[Sun in Conjunction with Mercury]

You communicate with consummate skill, and it is stimulating just being with you. Your high degree of mental concentration makes you an excellent student, able to excel in speaking, writing, and all types of communication skills. Your ambitions go hand-in-hand with communication and using the mind, and the two should never be far apart.



Inner Planets

So far we have dealt with the major planets (everything outside of us) and with our own planet Earth. We now turn to the two planets inside the Earth's orbit, which represent our inner life. The planets Mercury and Venus have more to do with our internal and personal life than with life outside us. Therefore, we can look to qualities that are inside us. Venus indicates how we appreciate and measure our experience, how we value or love life. Mercury tells us something about how our mind works, how we think and communicate -- our intrinsic brightness. Let's start with Venus, how and what we appreciate.



Venus

Venus rules our values and sense of appreciation. When we appraise or appreciate something, whether that be another person or a new car, this is Venus -- the sense of love and compassion we may feel. By the same token, this planet rules enjoyment of all kinds too. Whether it be self-appreciation or just plain old decadent self-enjoyment -- having a good time. This is Venus. When we go shopping or are on a spending spree, it is Venus that allows us to appreciate and value all the good things of life. Now let's see how Venus is positioned in your chart.

[Venus in VIRGO]

Finely wrought or overwrought? You have a fine sense of appreciation and are very attentive. You love to help out and take care of others, expressing a first-rate sense of compassion. You possess an almost infinite ability to respond to the needs and demands of others. Fragile, refined, you are perhaps too prudish.

[Venus in Conjunction with Moon]

You like other people, and they can tell. Others value you for your sense of discrimination and kindness. You love working with groups, especially in psychological areas and where feelings are involved. You are very discriminating when it comes to your home and surroundings -- a great lover of tradition. Your love of history, different cultures, and your own past is exceptional. You value and are a connoisseur of all things bright and kind.

[Venus in Sextile with Mercury]

You like to work with words and ideas and have a natural appreciation for anything that is literary or artistic. Your sense of discernment when it comes to matters of literary and intellectual taste is very refined. You could write poetry or prose, and you put a very high value on the written word. You enjoy nothing more than a good conversation and may be very adept at speaking and communicating.

[Venus in Conjunction with Mars]

You enjoy life yourself and value gusto and enthusiasm in those around you. Feelings are something you express with ease, and you appreciate others doing the same. Emotional drama is valued rather than avoided. Your appetite for action is probably well known, and well noted. Sports, outdoor activities, and everything physical are high on your list of favorites. Sex is, no doubt, also important.

[Venus in Sextile with Uranus]

Your ability to discriminate real breakthroughs and to spot new trends makes you able to work in areas at the very fringe of technology. You love all that is new and different and are expert at sharing your feelings with others. Electronics, computers, communications (in fact, everything electrical) are right up your alley. You value independence in partners, friends, and love. You are what is called a "free spirit".



Mercury

And finally, the innermost planet is Mercury, the mind itself. Mercury is the light in our eyes, the ever-changing consciousness within us that moves from idea to idea. Thus Mercury has always represented thoughts, ideas, and the mental process in general. It governs not only ideas, but communications, too. Communications -- by phone, letter, spoken, or however -- are ruled by Mercury. Also thoughts, connections, phone wires, and everything that connects and conveys -- even conversations. By looking at our Mercury, we get an idea as to how our particular mind works.

[Mercury in SCORPIO]

The original Sherlock Holmes, you are able to ferret out information and all kinds of secrets. You are research-oriented and security minded. A shrewd and penetrating mind, you have great psychological instincts and are able to get at the causes beneath the surface of life.

[Mercury in Conjunction with Sun]

You communicate with consummate skill, and it is stimulating just being with you. Your high degree of mental concentration makes you an excellent student, able to excel in speaking, writing, and all types of communication skills. Your ambitions go hand-in-hand with communication and using the mind, and the two should never be far apart.

[Mercury in Sextile with Venus]

You like to work with words and ideas and have a natural appreciation for anything that is literary or artistic. Your sense of discernment when it comes to matters of literary and intellectual taste is very refined. You could write poetry or prose, and you put a very high value on the written word. You enjoy nothing more than a good conversation and may be very adept at speaking and communicating.

[Mercury in Sextile with Mars]

You have a great love of the written and spoken word, and ideas in all their flavors are what you like best to work with. Your enthusiasm for mind, the intellect, and the world of ideas makes it easy for you to communicate these things to others. You would be a good teacher. You have no trouble putting your feelings into words, and what you say always carries a lot of content. You could make a fine entertainer and an excellent speaker.

[Mercury in Trine with Uranus]

You enjoy working with your mind, and your sharp perceptions make finding new solutions easy. You always bring an unexpected twist or insight to anything you set your mind to. You are able to teach or help others to be more original when it comes to the words or thoughts they use. You can use the mind in original ways and probably have excellent eye-hand coordination. Your laser-like mind makes conversations fast-paced and illuminating. A ready wit.



Outer Planets

In the first section, we have dealt with planets that we can see with our naked eyes. In general, these planets refer to life as we know and live it and are the so-called historical or classic planets. Beyond these are three outer planets that are not visible in the sky and which have cycles longer than the average human life span. Since they are beyond Saturn or time, astrologers call them the trans-personal or transcendental planets -- the planets beyond the physical, the meta-physical planets.

One of the ways astrologers learn something about our life beyond time (eternal life) is through these three outer planets: Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Here we find information on how we discover ourselves (Uranus), how we understand and accept these discoveries (Neptune), and, in time, how we identify with them (Pluto). Hang on to your metaphysical hats, because these planets deal with areas of our life that are definitely out there.



Uranus

Our responsibilities can tend to weigh us down, and we each have our particular ways of getting around (or breaking through) the mass of obstructions that tends to congeal around us. The planet that has to do with how we break-through and get beyond the difficulties and problems life presents us is Uranus. This planet represents the way insights come to us, how we discover or come to know and understand ourselves. It has to do with finding new uses for old things, and it rules inventions and sudden insights into our life -- everything that is unusual, eccentric, and out of the ordinary. It is the reverse of the status quo and is always unconventional and heretical. Uranus is, in many ways, the opposite, or undoing of Saturn. It is how we get out.

[Uranus in CANCER]

You are very innovative in your approach to home, family, and the domestic scene and can really see how to get into traditional values. You have natural insight into sensations, feelings, and just living life. You like to relax by gardening, cooking, and being with family. You get off on the humdrum.

[Uranus in Trine with Mercury]

You enjoy working with your mind, and your sharp perceptions make finding new solutions easy. You always bring an unexpected twist or insight to anything you set your mind to. You are able to teach or help others to be more original when it comes to the words or thoughts they use. You can use the mind in original ways and probably have excellent eye-hand coordination. Your laser-like mind makes conversations fast-paced and illuminating. A ready wit.

[Uranus in Sextile with Venus]

Your ability to discriminate real breakthroughs and to spot new trends makes you able to work in areas at the very fringe of technology. You love all that is new and different and are expert at sharing your feelings with others. Electronics, computers, communications (in fact, everything electrical) are right up your alley. You value independence in partners, friends, and love. You are what is called a "free spirit".

[Uranus in Sextile with Mars]

You put a lot of thought and energy into being different, avoiding the commonplace with great determination. Your drive to innovate, invent, and find new ways to use things is both well coordinated and intense. You could be an excellent teacher and innovator in areas connected to electronics, computers, and communications. You may love to travel and are quite energetic, even athletic. You have a strong urge to be different, to do something different.

[Uranus in Square with Saturn]

You have trouble controlling yourself and tend to fluctuate between uninspired routine and crazy binges. Your sense of responsibility and the way you go about organizing your life seem like a prison sentence. You rule out any possibility of change, all spontaneity. You get so set in your ways that you can't help but revolt and break out. Your flings have a total lack of caution. When they die down, you find yourself seeking refuge in the same old routine, and we begin again.

[Uranus in Square with Neptune]

The rebel in you likes to ignore your dreams and ideals and just let come what may. You relish your freedom and independence and pursue it even at the expense of what you know you really want. You can take delight in ruining your own deep-rooted dreams. The romantic in you struggles against the frontier spirit that often moves you to action.



Neptune

Even the most hard-nosed of us have moments of real understanding, when things are seen as linked together and of one piece. We stop getting the idea in little flashes and just finally get the whole thing. It dawns on us. We each have our own way of letting go, having communion, and (as a poet once wrote) letting "the dewdrop slip into the shining sea." These moments and this state of mind are, in fact, the source for all our imagination. There are many ways of seeing through the separateness in the world to the unity behind it. This is the planet Neptune.

[Neptune in LIBRA]

Relationships are the ideal. Nondiscriminating and impersonal in scope, to you all are equal. You are seldom bound by tradition or personal ties and are not domestic. You hold the ideal vision up to the real. You open up in response to others and accept others as yourself.

[Neptune in Conjunction with Saturn]

You may have difficulty letting go and being imaginative. Your no-nonsense, practical approach makes subjects like the unity of life, ideals, and dreamy stuff hard for you to take. However, your dreams and ideals are very important to you, and you methodically go about putting them into practice. You have little interest in the spirituality and psyches that are rampant today. You see through that and value the essential unity behind all religions. You could bring imagination and religious understanding to physical and scientific studies.

[Neptune in Square with Uranus]

The rebel in you likes to ignore your dreams and ideals and just let come what may. You relish your freedom and independence and pursue it even at the expense of what you know you really want. You can take delight in ruining your own deep-rooted dreams. The romantic in you struggles against the frontier spirit that often moves you to action.

[Neptune in Sextile with Pluto]

You work with real imagination and understanding in areas of the mind that are the most personal or private -- depth psychology. You are like a midwife of the spirit, assisting at the birth of each individual going through a spiritual or re-birth process. You accept the natural process of birth, spiritual and physical, and have dedicated yourself to helping it along. You would make a great teacher in these areas.



Pluto

Pluto is the planet of profound change, starting deep within us and moving toward the surface. It often touches upon the most sensitive psychological areas inside us. Once touched, we have no choice but to change and grow. The most sensitive of experiences, the times of greatest vulnerability, are times of complete identification with an experience, a person, or a thing. We know in these instants that we are looking at our self, what we in essence are. The most personal of experiences is one of complete identification with a person, moment, or idea. Perhaps this is only possible for most of us when we look into the eyes of our children, and even then only infrequently. Love is not the experience here I am pointing toward here, rather it is one of total identification. This is very sensitive stuff. To touch upon this material is to go through deep inner change and transformation -- inner alchemy.

Identification and experiencing that life is somehow our own creation and that, in fact, you are I and I am you. This experience breaks us down and humbles. When we touch upon this experience, we cannot but die to what we have been thinking and doing up to now. It reduces us to our most sensitive because -- in a flash -- we see or remember that it all is us, our life.

[Pluto in LEO]

You are very sensitive (even vulnerable) when it comes to expressing yourself, getting it out. Periods of intense creativity enable you to go through changes and inner growth. This creative intensity is good for music, poetry, art, and such.

[Pluto in Sextile with Neptune]

You work with real imagination and understanding in areas of the mind that are the most personal or private -- depth psychology. You are like a midwife of the spirit, assisting at the birth of each individual going through a spiritual or re-birth process. You accept the natural process of birth, spiritual and physical, and have dedicated yourself to helping it along. You would make a great teacher in these areas.