The Merlin Report for


NINA
13 May 1973
3:20 AM
Haverfordwest, Wales
































Sprog's Astro-Party
LONDON UK
info@sprogsastroparty.com


    The interpretation of your astrology chart begins on the following page.

    You will find that the interpretation of your chart is written in simple language, uncluttered by astrological jargon. If a statement appears to contradict another statement, then you exhibit these opposite qualities at different times in your life. For example, a statement that you are highly sociable and gregarious and a statement that you prefer solitude seemingly contradict each other; this means that you vacillate, and need both sociability and solitude at different times.

    The astrological factor that the interpretation is based on is also given. The astrological factor is given for the benefit of astrologers and students of astrology. If you are not a student of astrology, then obviously the factor will not be meaningful to you, and you can ignore it.

    If you find this interpretation of your birth chart interesting and informative, you might want to discuss your birth chart with a professional astrologer to learn more about the astrological influences on your life.

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    Your birth chart interpretation is based on the positions of the planets at the time of your birth. For the benefit of students of astrology, these positions, along with other technical information, are listed below:

Sun     22 Tau 12               Pluto     1 Lib 54
Moon     5 Lib 43               N. Node   8 Cap 46
Mercury 13 Tau 40               Asc.      8 Pis 03
Venus    0 Gem 54               MC       21 Sag 29
Mars     3 Pis 28               2nd cusp  8 Ari 03
Jupiter 11 Aqu 38               3rd cusp  8 Tau 03
Saturn  19 Gem 53               5th cusp  8 Can 03
Uranus  19 Lib 45               6th cusp  8 Leo 03
Neptune  6 Sag 27

Tropical  Equal   Daylight Savings Time observed
GMT: 02:20:00   Time Zone: 0 hours West
Lat. and Long. of birth: 51 N 49    4 W 58  

Aspects and orbs:
Conjunction : 7 Deg 00 Min     Trine     : 5 Deg 00 Min
Opposition  : 5 Deg 00 Min     Sextile   : 4 Deg 00 Min
Square      : 5 Deg 00 Min     Quincunx  : 3 Deg 00 Min
Conjunct Asc: 3 Deg 00 Min Above,  5 Deg 00 Min Below


Chapter 1: General Characteristics

     Your fundamental needs, values, and orientation towards life are symbolized by the four astrological elements. Each person has their own unique balance of these four basic energies: fire (warmth, inspiration, enthusiasm), earth (practicality, realism, material interests), air (social and intellectual qualities), and water (emotional needs and feelings).

    Your "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if you are lacking or deficient in a certain element (or elements), it simply means that you need to consciously develop that aspect of yourself to learn to appreciate and/or to work harder in that dimension of life.

    Sometimes we overvalue the element that we are least endowed with, sensing it as a lack within ourselves, but more often we neglect or ignore it. The qualities described below will be reiterated and explained in more detail in the following chapters.

    You value order and security in your life and prefer dealing with known quantities, following clearly defined guidelines in order to achieve your aims. Reason rather than emotion rules you, and you think in clear, practical, no-nonsense terms. You are uncomfortable with ambiguity, emotional impulsiveness or extremism, and things which cannot be explained in rational terms. Even spiritual or mystical realms, if you have any interest in such things at all, must have either some scientific basis or be proven to you through your own experience and practice.

    You think a situation through thoroughly before deciding upon a course of action, assessing and analyzing the matter carefully, and can be relied upon to come to a fair, reasonable, and sensible solution to whatever confronts you.

    You are able to handle practical matters very efficiently, using both deductive reasoning ability and manual skill. However, it is easy for you to become overly "adult" and to lose touch with the spontaneous, playful, vibrant, and childlike side of yourself. You can become too organized and controlled, not allowing your emotions or creative, playful impulses full expression, and a certain dryness or emptiness will result. You need to learn to appreciate a certain degree of "creative chaos"!

    You are likely to be overly humble or unsure of yourself and to look to others for inspiration, motivation, reinforcement, and approval. Tending to be somewhat passive, you must learn how to take initiative and motivate yourself.

    A lack of warmth (either physically, emotionally, or both) may be evident in you, which can show itself physically as a low energy level, paleness and lack of color in the skin, or a tendency to be easily chilled, and emotionally as a marked coolness or aloofness with little spiritedness, joyfulness, or enthusiasm for living. Eating warming, spicy foods, living in a warm, sunny place, and using fire in your daily life (lighting candles, using a wood stove or fireplace for heat) can help balance you. Also, spending time with warm, cheerful, positive-minded people and developing a philosophy based on spiritual optimism can stir up your own zest of life.

    Positively, you are unlikely to be egocentric and have a capacity for great patience and peacefulness.

    You are a complex person, however. The description in the next chapter on how you meet life and come across to others contradicts some of the statements made above, for you do possess a highly intuitive, instinctive, and not completely rational way of perceiving life. However you do not make important decisions based solely on an emotional basis because, as described above, you are a very practical person. You can be enormously sympathetic to others' plights and still make an impartial, rational judgment regarding them.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 1:
Air and Earth are Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 1,16,20,12)
Fire is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 1,16,20,12)
Earth and Air are Strong and Ascendant is in Water sign



Chapter 2: How You Approach Life and How You Appear To Others

    The following is a description of your basic stance towards life, the way others see you, the way you come across, the face you show to the world. In Chapter 3 you will read about the "The Inner You: Your Real Motivation", which describes the kind of person you are at heart and where your true priorities lie. Read this chapter and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between them, in which case "the inner you" may not shine through and others are in for some surprises when they get to know you at a more than superficial level. This chapter describes the costume you wear, your role in life, while Chapter 3 talks about the real person inside the costume.

    You are a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, nonjudgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere you are often receding and withdrawn for you are not an aggressive, forceful person, and you intensely dislike conflict. In fact you tend to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing your will upon them, is often your way of dealing with problems.

    You may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations and striving seem rather unimportant. You need peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for your emotional balance and well-being.

    You are also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child you probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of your imagination and fantasy was also very real to you, a place to escape to when the outer world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.

    Because you are very giving and forgiving, people in need gravitate to you, sensing your sympathetic nature. Often you will continue to give to a person even when you realize they are taking advantage of you or becoming overly dependent upon you. You overlook and make excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for your own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not your strong points.

    Though you may be as intelligent as anyone, you do not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach you through logical arguments is often futile. Your feelings, intuition, and heart, not your head, lead you, which may infuriate or bewilder your more rational friends. You certainly recognize that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and you have an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. You are not as structured and rigid in your attitudes as many people are, which enables you to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on your part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.

     You are extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around you, and at times you can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for you, as you tend to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whoever you are with. You may have the chameleon's trait of seeming to become the people or person you are with the most.

     In significant ways, your emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way you present yourself. (Compare this chapter with the description of your moon sign in Chapter 4.) As a result of this inconsistency, you may be uncomfortable showing your instinctive responses and true feelings. You may put them aside, maybe even be ashamed of them.

     When you are in an emotionally charged situation, those who don't know you well may be quite surprised at your reactions or behavior. The real challenge, though, is to completely accept yourself, so that you don't act as if your emotional needs and impulses didn't count for very much.

    You have a well developed personality and tend to base your relationships with others on a more personal level. You are inclined to seek mental or intellectual contacts and also have a strong desire for soul-unions.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 2:
Pisces Rising
Neptune Square Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/MC



Chapter 3: The Inner You: Your Real Motivation

    Although you appear to be very fluid and impressionable (as mentioned in the previous chapter), you are basically very well grounded and realistic. While open to others' points of view, you are not as flexible as receptive as your initial impression suggests. Inside, you are much firmer and more obstinate.

    You are a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance, and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of your greatest assets. Once your course is set, you pursue it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway you from your purpose.

    You have a very practical nature and want to see concrete, tangible results for your efforts, and you are not one for spinning wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of your "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being, and security, for you have a great love of the physical world and you want to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though you will work long and persistently, you also have a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and you want to enjoy what you have worked for. In fact, you can be enormously lazy at times and have a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. You also love the beauty of the natural world and probably prefer a serene country setting rather than an urban life style.

    At heart your needs are simple and you are easy to please. You have a strong desire for security, stability, and peace, and will rarely make changes unless you are forced to do so. You are not very demanding emotionally, though you do crave lots of physical closeness and affection. Because of your faithfulness, emotional steadiness, and gentle strength, others often depend upon you for support. Though you hate upheaval and sudden changes, you usually maintain your poise and equanimity. You also have an innate sense of harmonizing with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time, and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or some creative project. You make an excellent mother or father, especially if you follow your instincts more often than "the experts".

    You have three major faults: one is your bullheaded obstinacy. The second is your unwillingness to deviate from your safe, predictable routine. And the third is your tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, you lack the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, to open your mind to the new.

     The urge to learn and to communicate is essential to you, and you express yourself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. You are persuasive and fluent with language.

     Restless and inquisitive, you enjoy being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for yourself what is going on in the world around you.

     At times you may feel an uncontrollable urge to radically alter your direction in life, or to act in ways that seem eccentric or at least highly uncharacteristic of you. When your life is becoming too predictable, you may do something to upset the status quo, sometimes without realizing why or how you are doing this. These impulses may seem at odds with your conscious intent and desires for yourself, and can be unsettling. However, there is a streak of unconventionality and creative genius in you which needs to be expressed now and then.

    You feel spiritually bonded with your friends, partners or associates. You are likely to have a good rapport and harmony in your relationships with the opposite sex and enjoy spending time with your partner.

    You always seem to find the right words to verbalize your feelings, especially in regard to love and friendship. You also have a keen sense of beauty and probably appreciate art, music or poetry.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 3:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Quincunx Uranus
Sun Opposition Moon/N. Node
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Venus



Chapter 4: Mental Interests and Abilities

    Your mind operates in a very deliberate and methodical manner and you dislike being rushed or forced to give an opinion before you have thoroughly ruminated and digested an idea. You are also difficult to influence once your mind is made up.

    Though slower to grasp new concepts or learn new skills, you are patient and persevering and, in fact, often become quite adept at whatever you put your mind and hand to, for you are willing to devote much time and attention to it. You succeed not so much because of your mental brilliance, but because you have the ability to concentrate and follow a project through to its completion. You have an aptitude for singing or drawing.

     Inquisitive and communicative, your mind seems to be "on" all of the time and you are forever gathering information and sharing ideas. Your attention span may be rather brief; you have many and diverse interests, and are easily distracted. You learn quickly, are eager to pass on what you are learning and thinking about, and may talk excessively.

    You have an abundance of ideas, interests, and plans for the future, and may find it difficult to focus on any particular area. You are not a specialist for you seek to get the broad overview, to see the whole picture rather than closely examining any of its component parts. Philosophy, religion, or other areas of theoretical speculation interest you.

    You also possess foresight, numerous enterprising ideas, and a gambling instinct, all of which contribute to your success in the world of business. However, your optimism and grand vision can get you in trouble too; you sometimes promise more than you can deliver, gloss over important details that come back to haunt you later, and overestimate the potential of an idea or product.

    Traveling is a great love of yours, especially if there is a mind-expanding or educational aspect involved, and you may travel extensively in your work. Consulting or education would be good fields for you.

    You have the ability to adapt yourself mentally and emotionally to any situations you may have to face. You are considerate and compassionate and sensitive to other's needs. People have confidence in your judgment and it is easy for you to succeed.

    You may have some strange experiences and could be interested in exploring the unconscious or some new kinds of consciousness. Curious about mystical and occult things, you may occupy yourself investigating supernatural questions.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 4:
Mercury in Taurus
Mercury in 3rd house
Mercury Square Jupiter
Mercury Opposition Moon/MC
Mercury Opposition Uranus/Neptune



Chapter 5: Emotions: Moods, Feelings, Romance

    Your desire for harmonious relationships and surroundings is so strong that you avoid personal confrontations or any expression of intense, unpleasant emotions. You are an idealist who would like to paint the world in pastel colors, and live in peace and harmony with others at all times. You are able to see points of similarity and unity with people who are vastly different from yourself, and befriend many different types of people. You are a considerate and thoughtful friend, and have a real flair for making others feel accepted and appreciated. Inwardly you are often torn with indecision and are much more at odds with yourself than others would ever guess from your smooth, even disposition.

     You depend a great deal upon other people for emotional support and you have a large "family" of friends that care about you and treat you as kin. The women in your life are particularly important to you, and your relationship with them powerfully influences your sense of security and happiness. You may be overly dependent and unsure of yourself without a close partner.

    You feel that little, daily acts of caring and thoughtfulness are essential to the happiness and success of a relationship and you know how to make others feel accepted, loved, and cherished. You enjoy good relationships with women.

     You tend to be touchy, defensive and rather territorial, and if you perceive a threat to your family or home or personal safety, you can be quite aggressive. Sometimes you feel out of sorts and hostile for no apparent reason, and this is usually due to unexpressed, unresolved anger from the past. You also have a desire to lead, to compete, or to be a free agent, that you aren't entirely conscious of. It's good for you to have benign outlets and ways to let off steam on a regular basis, such as demanding physical work or athletics. Otherwise you may be rather hard to live with, even abusive to those around you.

    Although you were portrayed above as being assertive and combative, you have a diametrically opposed tendency as well: The urge to escape all contention and ugliness. This may mellow your fiery reactions somewhat, or you may seesaw between the two. Your softer side is described in the following paragraphs.

     You tend to surround yourself with people who are gentle, sensitive, peace-loving, and artistically or spiritually inclined, and there is a strong element of mutual compassion and sympathy in your personal relationships. It is easy for you to tune in psychically to other people's feelings and emotional worlds. You may share this type of telepathic link with your mother, sisters, or female friends in particular.

    Your emotions are very intense, but often hidden. Like a volcano, one minute you seem quite peaceful and the next you are exploding with great force and unexpected fury. The intensity of your reactions often surprises even you. You have tremendous zeal and tend to be an emotional fanatic about things you care about. Your feelings and desires can be so compelling that you do things against your better judgment and reason. You can also be very manipulative, in a subtle way. Your personal relationships are deeply emotional, passionate, and often stormy and painful as well.

    You have a good-natured disposition and an affectionate and cordial manner. Charming, optimistic and outgoing, you are warm and friendly to everyone you meet. You are at peace with the world and want to share your feelings with your friends and acquaintances.

    In love, you are more interested in a person's sense of humor and intelligence than in their physique. You like a partner who is mentally alive and who keeps you guessing a little bit, and you become restless and bored with someone who never asks questions, never changes or surprises you. Talking, sharing ideas, going places together, and learning new things together is very important to your happiness. You need lots of social stimulation, are something of a flirt, and like to have many friends of both sexes. A possessive, jealous partner is very stifling for you.

     Beautiful, elegant, and harmonious surroundings are very important to you, and you have an innate sense of style, design, and form. Socially, also, good form and politeness are important to you and you instinctively avoid crudeness and dissonance.

     You enjoy talking about love, relationships, art and the beautiful side of life. You appreciate artistic people.

    You are intensely amorous and attractive to the opposite sex, and are not inclined to friendly platonic relationships. There is much tension in your love life - often because you put your desires ahead of your partner's, and are impatient about having your love needs satisfied. The whole arena of love, romance, and sex is endlessly fascinating for you and you are not happy without a love partner. You can "burn yourself out" by pouring so much of your energy into romance.

    You love deeply, passionately, and wholeheartedly, and others may find your intensity either extremely attractive or threatening. You are charismatic and can have a powerful emotional influence on others, especially those of the opposite sex. You may use your attractiveness to manipulate others, sometimes without even realizing it.

    Chronically discontented, you are likely to be somewhat unstable in matters of love and affection. You tend to be on the defensive and fear rejection and lack of acceptance. You have to learn to overcome your fears and general shyness with people.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 5:
Moon in Libra
Moon in 7th house
Moon Trine Venus
Moon Quincunx Mars
Moon aspects Mars and Neptune
Moon Sextile Neptune
Moon Conjunct Pluto
Moon Opposition Venus/Jupiter
Venus in Gemini
Venus in 3rd house
Venus Square Mars
Venus Trine Pluto
Venus Conjunct Mercury/Saturn



Chapter 6: Drive and Ambition: How You Achieve Your Goals

    You are noncombative, noncompetitive, and something of a pacifist. You will give something up rather than fight for it. You may seem weak-willed or ineffectual, for you do not have a strong ego drive for personal achievement and material advantage, or for winning at the expense of someone else. Being first, being best, being on top doesn't mean much to you, and you can be quite happy in a supporting role, working for the benefit of others or for a cause that you believe in. You are gentle and impressionable and are motivated by less mundane and less tangible things than most other people. You may have difficulty formulating clear, definite goals for yourself and making your way in the world. You have many dreams, high ideals, and a strong mystical or religious impulse. You also have a creative imagination and can successfully apply yourself to art or music. You have a sensitive physique and need to maintain good regular health habits in order build strength and stamina.

     Asserting yourself and being direct and forceful about what you want is very often difficult for you. Though you may have a great deal of energy and drive, you lack confidence or simply the desire to put yourself and your interests first. Positively you can be very unselfish, working more on behalf of others rather than for yourself.

     You deny your own desires and needs too much, however, and you are likely to secretly become very angry, which will sabotage your finest efforts.

    Ordinary life often seems drab and uninteresting to you and you must have something that stirs your imagination, some vision or ideal or dream to motivate you. You have a strong urge to act out your fantasies or to live your dream, and you will DO things that others only talk about or dream about. Artistic creation, drama, or other areas in which you can express yourself imaginatively are excellent for you.

    Work that serves only your own narrow personal interests does not satisfy you. You may lack the competitive edge, the fighting spirit, the me-first attitude that is often required for material advancement and success. You also tend to either overestimate or underestimate your own power and abilities.

     You are intensely willful and can create trouble for yourself by rather unconsciously forging ahead, without realizing you are trampling over people. Sometimes, if you cannot get what you want directly, you'll try to dominate, manipulate, or seek power in a covert, subtle sort of way.

    You know what you want in life and have the ability to define your goals clearly. Being open-minded and frank, you have a good understanding of everything. You may have been encouraged to learn to talk at an early age and now find it easy to communicate.

    You tend to fantasize a lot about erotic and amorous romances. Try to keep your expectations more realistic, otherwise your longing for love could end without physical fulfillment. You love to daydream and live in a world of illusion and find it hard to accept reality.

    You have a talent and ability for putting fresh ideas and inspiration into practice. You are ready and willing to utilize new ideas and methods, and you have a knack for gaining acceptance for a new idea and practically implementing it.

     You may have to overcome some significant handicap from your childhood or background in order to attain your ambitions in life. You may appear unambitious, but you're apt to simply be playing your cards close to your chest. A sense of inadequacy based on early disappointments may make you an underachiever. However, you can accomplish a great deal if you understand the influence of the past, and learn to give yourself the support and help which was lacking.

     You are attracted to careers which are somewhat unusual, creative, or avant-garde, and which offer you a maximum amount of freedom and independence. The nine-to-five routine is really not your cup of tea. You may make your living in diversified ways rather than focusing on one specific area or talent, and you're happiest when you can create a place in the world for your unique combination of different talents and interests. It is hard and unnatural for you to try to fit yourself into a ready-made mold.

     Gaining your professional objectives or advancing in your career often requires considerable sacrifice on your part. Specifically, you often feel that you must deny or at least compromise some very essential aspect of yourself in order to succeed professionally, protect your reputation, or what have you -- and this is something you may or may not be willing to do. Pure, unrestrained self-expression may well be more important to you than "going places" in a worldly sense. This is not to say you won't progress or succeed, only that you will do it on your own terms.

    You relate to others with great feeling and empathy and are able to feel out the mood of people so that you can appeal to their deepest emotional concerns. You are likely to build your personal relationships on a spiritual basis.

    You strive to be at one with others, but somehow are not able to synchronize your feelings or viewpoints with them. Feeling disappointed, you may prefer a life in seclusion and away from other people.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 6:
Mars in Pisces
Mars in 12th house
Mars Square Neptune
Mars Quincunx Pluto
Mars Conjunct Mercury/MC
Mars Conjunct Venus/Neptune
Saturn Trine Uranus
Saturn Opposition MC
Uranus Sextile MC
Sun Quincunx MC
MC Conjunct Moon/Asc.
MC Conjunct Neptune/N. Node



Chapter 7: Growth and Expansion: Areas That You Enjoy

     Your strength lies in your ability to be innovative, open to new progressive concepts, willing to experiment and to reject customs and traditions when they cease to serve any positive function in the present. Also, you have an expansive view of the world, one that includes humanity and not only your own small, personal circle.

     You are drawn to social work, the ministry, giving your time and energy to charitable organizations, or to serving and helping the disadvantaged in some way. Your generosity and unselfishness will bring you and others much good.

    You have a sense of duty, are conscientious and responsible, and have the ability to rely on yourself. You respect your limitations and are satisfied with your accomplishments. You accept your life the way it is without any sadness or great unhappiness.

    You have a sense of rhythm and may be partial to dance, ballet or musical performances. Also very receptive to art, you may enjoy working in some creative art form. Constantly exposed to new ideas and techniques, you could achieve great artistic success.

    You are extremely modest and prefer a plain and simple life. You have a great tolerance of others and a tendency to sacrifice yourself for them. But you also could become carried away by some religious, metaphysical or social ideas.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 7:
Jupiter in Aquarius
Jupiter in 12th house
Jupiter Opposition Moon/Saturn
Jupiter Opposition Venus/Uranus
Jupiter Opposition Saturn/Pluto



Chapter 8: Areas That Challenge You Or Are Difficult For You

     You doubt your own intelligence and mental capacities, and you may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. You are often overly serious and disinterested in light or superficial conversation. Spontaneous communication, social give-and-take, and making small talk are likely to be difficult for you.

     Your childhood or your relationship with your parents was restrictive, unloving, or unhappy in ways that may prevent you from allowing other people to get close to you in later life. You felt deprived in some manner, whether or not you actually were deprived in some way. Emotional separations or repression of your needs and feelings may typify your early life, at least as you remember it. Forgiving your parents and/or letting go of any resentments you have about the limitations you experienced early in your life is crucial. Also, you need to build your own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into your home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help you accomplish this.

    You have a tendency to be too critical of yourself. You may be plagued by feelings of guilt about some past events, leading to further self-doubt. You must learn to handle your frustration, depression and discontentment and try to overcome your lack of self-confidence.

    You often may be coerced into doing things that you don't want to do, leaving you frustrated, irritable and touchy. You could turn hard and unforgiving toward others and may break up some important relationships.



    Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which you instinctively and habitually revert to when under stress - a mostly unconscious process and one which you are apt to overdo because it is so familiar and thus easy for you. The direction you need to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.

    You have a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that you are apt to overdo at times. For balance, you need to develop mature self-discipline, self-control, and personal responsibility.

    When under stress, you have a strong instinct to retreat back into the nest, to be a child again, or to become overwhelmed with feelings and longings to be taken care of. Also, you may encourage others to depend upon you emotionally (and otherwise) to an unhealthy degree. You need to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.

    The arena you are most likely to wrestle with these issues is in any involvements you have with teams, clubs, organizations, networks, and the like. The qualities described above need to be channeled into some sort of group effort or experience, or have some impact on society at large.

    You tend to be a bit too idealistic and may place too much hope on your associations with others, resulting in frequent disappointments. You could be attracted to naive people, but some of your contacts also may turn out to be swindlers.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 8:
Saturn in Gemini
Saturn in 4th house
Saturn Opposition Moon/Mars
Saturn Opposition Pluto/Asc.
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 11th house
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter/Neptune



Chapter 9: Originality and Imagination
Areas Where You Are Creative, Unique, Unstable, or Compulsive

     Your life is characterized by sudden disruptions and events which change the direction of your life quite unexpectedly. You may be impatient and reckless at certain times, impulsively acting out your urge for new life and change. You are an emotionally complex person and you are capable of intense, unexpected outbursts of feelings and desires.

     If you share material assets and resources with another person (as in a marriage or business partnership), your fortunes are likely to fluctuate wildly or change quickly for better or worse.

     You love to dream, fantasize, and speculate. You are willing to entertain the most far fetched ideas and philosophies, since to you anything is possible.

     Anything exotic, alien, or faraway holds a great attraction for you. You can have very otherworldly beliefs which are quite impractical and irrelevant to your everyday existence.

     Emotional intensity, compulsive attraction, and a sense of fate or destiny characterize your one-to-one relationships. It's as if you simply cannot have light, superficial relationships; they are inevitably profound, intense experiences which reveal your depths to you. You may be drawn to powerful, charismatic, willful people that challenge, thwart, and ultimately evoke your own power and strengths. Your marriage is likely to be the arena for your greatest growth.

    You have an eye for beauty and tend to be attracted quickly to beautiful and pleasant people. You act spontaneously and prefer love contacts without any strings attached. Freedom is very important to you, and you are likely to have a number of casual relationships.

    You tend to underestimate your ability to succeed and are often unable to follow through on your intentions. You are quick to resign, easily drained and should guard against depression and negative mental, emotional or physical reactions.

    Your goals tend to be somewhat confused and unrealistic and because of this, you could be victimized by others without being aware of it. But at times you also may be the perpetrator, hiding the truth from others and trying to deceive them.

    You tend to have an exceptional strong vitality and capacity for work. You know what counts and how to recognize opportunities for your advancement. You are likely to develop and realize big projects and have a touch of luck and great power to succeed.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 9:
Uranus in 8th house
Neptune in 9th house
Pluto in 7th house
Uranus Opposition Venus/Asc.
Neptune Opposition Sun/Saturn
Neptune Conjunct Jupiter/Pluto
Pluto Opposition Sun/Jupiter



Chapter 10: Generational Influences: Your Age Group

    In this chapter we will discuss characteristics and traits of your generation. Of course, you may not share all of the characteristics of your generation, but you are greatly affected by the tone that is set by your generation.

    The first topic is "The Subconscious and Emotional Drive of Your Age Group". In this section we will describe a deeply felt urge, even compulsion, of your age group. This deeply felt drive comes to the surface with great force and power, and consequently leaves in its wake considerable upheaval and change. The second topic is "The Ideals and Illusions of Your Age Group", that describes the dreams, fantasies, and spiritual aspirations of your age group. The third and last topic is "What is New and Different in Your Age Group", which describes areas in which your age group tends to be innovative, inventive, unusual, and also where it may be unstable and unreliable.

    The characteristics described below may affect a group of people for anywhere from a few years to about 30 years. There are one or more different astrological factors described in each of the three sections below.

The Subconscious and Emotional Drive of Your Age Group

    You are part of a 12 year group of people who are deeply interested in personal relationships. Your age group has a deeply-rooted yearning to see people relating and communicating with each other effectively and harmoniously. There is little egotism and a willingness to hear the other person's side of the story and a readiness to compromise and arbitrate different points of view. In fact, the need for harmonious, peaceful relationships is so strong that there is a tendency to overlook real differences and to focus only on the similarities in an attempt to bring different parties into harmony with each other.

    Interest in psychology and sociology is high in your age group. There is a tremendous heightening of awareness of social skills. Your age group will experiment with different marriage styles, family relationships, and even business relationships in an attempt to bring fair treatment and effective communication between people. Interest and appreciation for other cultures is also strong, and your age group will work hard to preserve and support the cultural heritage of all ethnic groups.

    Your strong yearning for equitable and harmonious relationships is also reflected in major advancements in trade agreements, arms control, and international cooperation that are designed and implemented by your generation. These agreements and policies foster a much safer and more cooperative environment for all, although there is also a tendency for greedy individuals to take advantage of the conciliatory atmosphere and twist situations to their own ends.

    In short, you are part of a generation of individuals who are deeply interested in other people; you are a humanistic and humanitarian group. You will struggle and experiment with personal relationships, and forge new models for how people can relate as friends, family members, and members of nations as well.

The Ideals and Illusions of Your Age Group

    You are part of a 14 year group of people that are extremely idealistic and farsighted in their dreams. Your age group is very liberal and expansive in outlook, and consequently churches become much more flexible and more eclectic in their approach during your life time. Religions that do not adapt to the broad-minded attitude of your age group simply are unable to attract very much interest and involvement from you.

    A great deal of metaphysical musing and speculation is evident in your age group, and there is a very strong interest in all manner of psychic phenomena, UFO's, prophecy, etc. This interest will open many new doors and insights, but will also often lead to a great deal of fantasizing and speculation that is taken more seriously than it should be.

What is New and Different in Your Age Group

    You are part of a 7 year group of people who strive for greater equality in relationships. You treat parents, children, and spouses much more like friends and equals than other generations do, and many of you will experiment with alternative marriage styles that allow for greater freedom and equality in relationships.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 10:
Pluto in Libra
Neptune in Sagittarius
Uranus in Libra