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Child*Star

Astrological Report for

Paul McCartney














 

 

 

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The Astrological Chart


Paul McCartney
Jun 18, 1942
02:00:00 PM GM2 -02:00
Liverpool, ENG
002W55'00" 53N25'00"
House System: Placidus


Planet

Sign

Position

House


House Cusps

Sun

Gemini

26°Ge37'

10th


01 25°Vi18'

Moon

Leo

17°Le26'

11th


02 18°Li08'

Mercury

Gemini

18°Ge22' R

09th


03 17°Sc30'

Venus

Taurus

19°Ta00'

09th


04 23°Sg44'

Mars

Leo

02°Le41'

11th


05 00°Aq45'

Jupiter

Cancer

01°Ca50'

10th


06 01°Pi17'

Saturn

Gemini

05°Ge13'

09th


07 25°Pi18'

Uranus

Gemini

01°Ge58'

09th


08 18°Ar08'

Neptune

Virgo

27°Vi07'

01st


09 17°Ta30'

Pluto

Leo

04°Le16'

11th


10 23°Ge44'

Midheaven

Gemini

23°Ge44'



11 00°Le45'

Ascendant

Virgo

25°Vi18'



12 01°Vi17'













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Introduction


I. CHILD*STAR!!

How wondrous is the moment when you first look into the eyes of your newborn child! How miraculous is creation! What deep mysteries bring families together for a cycle of time!

In writing Child*Star, the author, a Montessori teacher, has brought you the best of 23 years of astrological study in addition to the fruit of 10 years' experience in the classroom. You'll find in Child*Star a first-hand understanding of the trials and joys of parenthood.

Being a parent is challenging. A job description for a parent would include something of almost every other job. When we study the child's astrological chart, we can instantly attune to how we can best guide him. Strengths, weaknesses, aptitude and potentials jump off the page. We can see how to turn around negative momentum and maximize talents that otherwise may not have been readily apparent. Understanding leads to greater patience, a virtue of immeasurable worth in child-rearing!

Many parents intuitively take a reading at the moment of birth and even before through dreams or visions, and receive a prescient knowing of the child soon to be born. The child comes to us with his own birth chart, his particular life plan, which many believe is determined prior to birth.

Nevertheless, there can be no doubt that environmental factors, decisions made by parents, education, and free will can change, alter, or mitigate the prophecy foreseen in the chart for better or for worse. A seed containing the blueprint of the most magnificent rose will not flower if denied sunshine, water, and good soil. And many have cultivated beautiful flowers in rocky soils through love and care.

How can we challenge the child to bring out the positive Sun sign potential, but, at the same time, teach him to know clearly when he crosses the line into negatives that could cause him much grief and sorrow later, if not corrected now? This is the challenge before us as educators and parents to our children, even to the child within ourselves. So we search the chart with an eye for potential problem areas that could disrupt, hinder or block the child's best expression. We devise how to turn them around. We take note of the positive potential and see how, like a good seed, it can be nurtured to bring forth the ripest fruit on time.


II. In creating this report, certain assumptions have been made:

1. Every child is unique. While most concepts will hit the nail on the head, not all you read will necessarily "fit."

Throughout the report, you'll come across words and phrases like "tends to," "often will," "probably," "might." This is because there is a spectrum of possibility on any given point. At times, these phrases have been omitted, but the concept remains true throughout the report.

2. It is assumed that you are concerned and loving parents who are dedicated to helping your child realize his highest potential.

3. It is assumed that you're willing to look at yourself (as you may find Mom and Dad depicted in the pages of this report) and see where greater self-awareness and self-improvement can help you better raise your child.

4. It is assumed that you're using this report as a key to better understand your child, and as a key to unlock his potential, but that at no time will you use this report (and its recommendations) to replace common sense and your own good judgment. You are his parents, no one can know him as you do. Remember:

Astrology is meant to CONFIRM, NOT REPLACE, the inner guide!

5. To get the most value out of Child*Star, the author recommends holding "all these things in your heart" and observing the child as he grows. Maria Montessori proved that, by observing the child, you discover the laws of his being. The chart unfolds as she grows.

However, the report may highlight potential talent and skill you may wish to test out by providing your child with opportunities to develop them. For instance, if an aspect (and especially if several aspects) indicates musical talent, you may want to sign your child up for song and dance lessons or teach him how to play a musical instrument.

If playing an instrument doesn't seem to be his forte, try music appreciation. Remember, there's a spectrum of possibility, and it's up to you to discover what motivates your child.

In reading about your child, emphasize the positive. Negative patterns can be changed; indeed, sometimes only a shade of gray separates our Achilles' Heel from becoming our most valuable asset. Conversely, our natural talents can stagnate and, if we fail to develop them, become the open door to self-indulgence.


III. Keywords and concepts that will help you get the most out of Child*Star:

1. Throughout the report, reference is made to planets receiving harmonious or challenging aspects. In astrology, trines and sextiles are considered aspects that indicate energy flowing in harmony. Squares point to challenges, blocks, internal frustrations and also pronounced talents. Oppositions indicate potential conflicts we resolve in the Tai-Chi of our interactions with others. We call squares and oppositions "dynamic aspects." Here is where your child may meet her greatest challenges, but also where he may demonstrate his greatest strengths! In expressing and mastering the dynamic aspects, we grow and can realize our greatest achievements. Remember:

Wherever you find dynamic aspects is where your child may need the most guidance, consistency, and patience on your part.

2. CROSS-REFERENCES: To gather a more complete picture on any given aspect of your child's chart, you may be referred to another related section. For example, every sign is said to be ruled by a particular planet. Aries is ruled by Mars, and the child with Aries Rising is learning how to direct energy constructively. But how will he do it? The report may refer you to another section on Mars.

Another type of cross-reference is necessary when a planet receives more than one kind of aspect. For example, a child with Mars square Saturn can feel blocked, and Child*Star instructs you to see if Mars and Saturn receive positive aspects from other planets-which will mitigate the difficulty and allow the aspect to manifest in a more dynamic and purposeful way. The positive aspects can also indicate to you how to work out the difficulty successfully.

3. RESOLVING CONTRADICTIONS: What to do when you come across information that is contradictory? None of us is black and white. For example, a child might be extroverted in sports, but shy in academics, or vice-versa. Some children, however, will need help in working out such structural conflicts.

4. Sometimes we come across strengths or talents in the child that may not be our forte. A child with a grand trine in earth signs, but whose parents have little or no earth emphasis in their own charts, may need other, more practical and businesslike people coming into his life to bring out the inherent qualities of efficiency, order, and organization typical of this positive configuration.

5. Astrological knowledge must never be used to demean, criticize, or put anyone down. Take note of areas of great sensitivity, vulnerability, or pain in the child's chart. Find ways to help him master these. Be kind to your child. His star has appeared and it may be different in magnitude and brilliance than your own! Love him and teach him, and learn from her, but don't expect her to be who you are. While the child is still in the process of turning her weaknesses into strengths, we can often fill in the gap!


IV. CONCLUSION: In studying the child's chart-as a representation of the book of his life with many pages left to write on-we seek to understand him better in order to guide, help, and instruct him in bringing out his special uniqueness, his calling in life, his special star. In understanding our children, we also come to better understand ourselves, our own inner child.

This report is intended as a stepping stone in your astrological journey-a fascinating adventure. For those who hold newborns, Child*Star will offer many insights that will prove their worth for years to come. For those of you with older children, this report will shed much light that will help you better understand your child and where he is headed. Some will walk through their childhood again through the pages of this report-finding, healing, and attuning with the child within.

On the next page you will find a list of the zodiac positions of your child's natal planets, along with the house cusps, for his moment of birth. These have been calculated using sophisticated astronomical formulae to ensure high accuracy.

The author, Kathie Garcia, is interested in your feedback. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to give her a call or write her a note. She can be reached at PO Box 81, Emigrant, MT, 59027. Her telephone number is (406) 333-4757.



The Rising Sign

First let's take a quick look at your child's Ascendant, or Rising sign. Astrologers want to know what zodiac sign is rising at birth, since this gives a picture of the way we appear or come across to others. We look out upon the world through the glasses of the Rising Sign. Your child's Rising Sign will offer clues as to how your child perceives himself or would like others to see him. Many astrologers consider the Rising Sign as important as the Sun Sign in describing identity. This makes sense, since the Ascendant describes the early childhood experience. From myriad impressions and interactions, the child will weave the tapestry of his unique selfhood. If the Rising Sign is very different from the Sun sign, the child may have to work at integrating diverse aspects of his personality.

Naturally modest, or perhaps a bit quiet and shy, your child may need deserved praise to build up his self-confidence. Virgo Rising children tend to be careful and precise, caring and responsible. A sense of perfection carried to the extreme can lead to anxiety. Virgo children may need your help seeing what's right instead of focusing immediately on what's wrong! Attention to detail, analytical (and probably mental, verbal) skills are their forte, and many children with this Rising are serious students. Most Virgo children are refined and neat. Mercury rules Virgo. If your child's Mercury is in a Fire sign, he could be quick to make decisions, but critical. Children with Virgo Rising who have Mercury in an Air sign, know how to mix with others. They can be quite persuasive in their speech or with their pen! If Mercury is found in a Water sign, the child could be emotional, critical of self, intuitive. When Mercury is in an Earth sign, he uses his mind to come up with practical solutions. He works hard.

Virgo Rising





Planet Aspects

The Lights: The Sun and Moon

At the time of our birth, the planets (through their configurations and relationships) tell us something about the quality of the moment of time into which we were born. Each planet points to special traits within us. Yet, of all the planets, the two most important planets to astrologers are the "lights," the Sun and the Moon. From where we stand here on Earth, the great shining Sun by day and the reflecting Moon at night are our constant companions. The Sun and Moon are our greatest guides in understanding our children, their temperament, personality, relationship with parents and other significant adults, their sense of purpose, their feelings and much more! The Sun and Moon give us clues as to where our children are headed and how we can help them on the way.

The Sun: Your Self and Future

The Sun represents our identity, or self and as such, colors every other aspect of the chart. In a child's chart, the Sun will reveal much about his emerging personality. Your child's greatest strengths and challenges are often described by the qualities of his Sun Sign. A Leo child, for example, is a born leader but may be pompous. A Piscean youngster may draw upon a rich imagination to inspire others, but may seek to escape reality by retreating into a fantasy world. The wise parent will train the child to manifest the positive qualities of his Sun Sign. The position of the Sun also helps us understand what motivates our children. A child with a Fire sign Sun such as Aries, will generally be motivated by seeking new experiences in which he can assert himself, whereas a Water sign Sun child is more emotional and will seek comfort and security before venturing out. Children born into Earth signs tend to be grounded. They're builders and seek means of practical expression. They want to know, "How does it work?" Air sign Sun children can experience life through thoughts and thrive on social interaction and communication. The Sun also represents the child's perception of the father (or dominant parent) and the qualities the child identifies with within the father. From here, we extend our understanding of this relationship to authorities and adults in general and later, to the child's understanding of his own life purpose. For example, a child with the Sun in harmonious aspect to Mars would likely feel supported by the father and therefore more prone to self confidence than a child born with the Sun square Mars. The latter might feel blocked on some level by the father or dominant parent. Both, however, are dynamic positions indicating leadership potential.

Sun in Gemini
Gemini is an Air sign on the thinking cross. Its symbol is The Twins. Geminis are here, there and everywhere and come up with a thousand questions! (Record his questions in a little book and then research the answers together.) Your little Gemini was born to investigate, search, and explore. He likely seeks to communicate by all available means: talking, writing, broadcasting, learning foreign languages. Phones and walky-talkies make a big hit! Some Gemini children are chatterboxes. Others are exceptionally witty. Teach your Gemini to be still and to listen to what others have to say.

All manner of transportation may catch his attention; scooters, bicycles, skates, whatever, anything in which to get around! Gemini children can be into many projects at once! A skill essential to your little Gemini's future success is the ability to focus and complete the task at hand. As your Gemini grows, you might find ways, such as making lists, to help him order his mind and his tasks. He needs this training to develop good study habits and avoid dissipating his energy.

Gemini children are born mimics. They need good role models. Discernment is advised in the selection of books and movies, since little Gemini will copy (often verbatim) what he sees and hears. Sometimes the Gemini ability to pick up quickly amounts to a high degree of impressionability.

A good book is like a treasured friend to children of this double air (mind) sign. Stack up your library! The Gemini child is often the teacher's pet because he loves to read and enjoys learning a broad range of subjects. Gemini children typically like learning at a fairly brisk pace. Gemini rules writing and journalism. Your child might benefit by keeping a diary. Later he may be interested in working on the school paper. Working with his hands could steady his restless mind. (Sewing, painting, building with legos, washing the dishes, planting) Gemini children seek variety in everything; clothes, food, books and in everyday experience. Some have trouble staying still! Teach your child to concentrate.

Sun Conjunction Jupiter
Unless other aspects strongly indicate otherwise, your child is sociable with a "sunny" disposition. A born optimist, he attracts friends and support in whatever he sets out to do. His enthusiasm is catching. He could be sincerely interested in the welfare of others and could have a marked sense of humor. He could also radiate much energy and could probably benefit by plenty of exercise and outdoor play. Your child may be adventuresome, interested in learning about the faiths and lifestyles of peoples of different backgrounds and is apt to be a born traveler!

Nevertheless, your child may display a knack for ignoring good advice. He could find himself at odds with the correct, or prescribed way of doing things. Perhaps this manifests in a problem with authority figures. For example, he may tend to resent or resist the suggestions of his elders, perhaps his father. The father, however, for better or for worse, often sets the pattern influencing the child's behavior. Your child could be generous but may tend to go overboard, be extravagant, take on too much too soon. Be patient in teaching your child common sense and economy. Teach him to accept responsibility, tackle one job at a time and to finish what he begins. (Positive Saturn aspects might provide the key for helping your child develop self-discipline.)

Sun Square Neptune
Your child's perception of others could be colored by an over-idealized vision, great devotion, or negatively, by emotional bias and wishful thinking. Children born with this aspect may be shy, fearing rejection. Help your child overcome fear through understanding and objective thinking. He needs a strong sense of self-worth. Your child could be naturally devotional with mystical leanings.

The Moon: The Support System

In a child's chart, we look to the position of the Moon to understand the child's perception of his mother, of his need to be cared for and to nurture. The Moon also describes the child's experience within his family, with its particular dynamics, tradition and heritage. From these, the child establishes his roots. The Moon, then, indicates the early childhood environment, our early support systems. Emotional responses are traced to the Moon and hence, to patterns established during childhood (and even during other lifetimes). These often become automatic and subconscious in the adult. Thus, the sign placement of the Moon reveals much about our child's emotional needs and expressions. The Moon may dominate the child's chart during the first 7 years of life. The Moon will tell us what the child needs to feel secure and also what kinds of habits would be helpful or detrimental to his development. For example, a child with a Sagittarian Moon is happy when he has plenty of room to explore. (But he needs to learn the value of limits) A Cancer Moon child, in contrast, may cling to Mom's apron strings. (But he may need to overcome fear of making it on his on).

Moon in Leo
Leo is a Fire sign on the feeling cross. Its symbol is The Lion. Moon in Leo children express their feelings ardently, dramatically, and with strong convictions. (Sometimes the little lion roars!) Children with this placement take their feelings seriously and expect you will, too. They can feel deeply hurt when other children or adults make fun of them. Above all, youngsters with the Moon in Leo crave attention. "Look at me!" their actions say. If Mom or Dad are too busy to notice, watch out! Often, negative attention is better than none at all in his mind.

Your child is apt to be a natural performer! You might want to enlist him in drama classes. To be happy, he needs to be creative. Your child is great with younger children and big on animals, sports, and recreation. He magnetizes people of all ages to him because he is an instant umbrella of warmth, friendship, and self-expression. Unless the Sun is in Virgo, your child may be better at giving orders than obeying them. He may insist on doing it "my way," but the Moon in Leo child needs to learn to listen and obey and above all, to cooperate with others. Leo is the sign of royalty, and you might find your Moon in Leo youngster strutting around, taking a lot of things for granted. Stress gratitude in thought and action in your household. Expressing thanks, giving blessings at mealtime, caring for possessions and being willing to do his share (even if its not the most fun job available), responding to the needs of family and friends are some ways to develop the sensitivity of heart necessary for true leadership. He could be forceful, even bossy. The Moon in Leo child perceives the mother as creative, in some cases flamboyant, and fun. With afflictions, he may think his overbearing and dogmatic.

Moon Sextile Mercury
This aspect indicates fluency in communication. Even if your child has an emotional personality, you will be able to reach him through dialogue. He could be a fine speaker. He is likely to be most persuasive! This Moon/Mercury aspect often indicates success in life due to a positive mental attitude.

Moon Square Venus
The child with this aspect longs to feel bonded to the mother. He often is warm and affectionate but may fear the loss of love. Sometimes, the mother may be absent or unable to give the child adequate attention. Or perhaps the mother is overindulgent with the child. The child benefits by a balance of discipline and love, care and independence. The relationship with the mother influences adult relationships with the opposite sex. This child needs proper eating habits; in particular avoid over-indulging this child in sweets.

The Inner Planets: Mercury and Venus

The planets Mercury and Venus, along with the Sun, Moon and Mars describe the child's emerging personality. These inner planets are located between the orbit of the Earth and the Sun. Venus indicates how the child appreciates and measures his experience, and describes the values established during childhood. Venus tells us how the child expresses love, the things that mean a lot to him, and his appreciation for beauty (or lack of it). Mercury tells us something about our child's perception, verbal expression, schooling – in short, how his mind works, how he thinks and communicates.

Mercury: The Mind and Communication

Mercury represents thoughts, ideas, and the mental process in general. Communications – by phone, letter, spoken, or however – are ruled by Mercury. Also thoughts, connections, phone wires, and everything that connects and conveys – even forms of transportation. In the child's chart, Mercury describes the myriad aspects of schooling – teachers, study habits, homework, learning skills, concentration (or lack of it). Your child's relationship with brothers and sisters are indicated by Mercury as well. The way your child thinks, receives, shares and transmits information and knowledge will be revealed by studying the position of Mercury in his chart. Mercury relates to hands, fine motor abilities, and to handwriting and drafting skills. Mercury by sign and element tells us how the child studies and what he likes to study, and how we (his parents and teachers) can help him gain greater academic expertise. Children with Mercury in Fire signs think and talk simultaneously and are spontaneous. They enjoy games that make learning fun! Children with Mercury in Air Signs can chatter away and still keep going! Words can come alive for them and they enjoy listening to (or creating) colorful tales and stories. Communication is their thing. They may have to work at being listeners, however! Children with Mercury in Water signs may need help thinking clearly since emotion runs into thoughts. These children like profound subject matter. Children with Mercury in Earth signs generally have a good measure of common sense. Hands on training suits them best.

Mercury in Gemini
Gemini is an Air sign on the thinking cross. Its symbol is The Twins. Mercury in Gemini children typically love learning. Wit comes naturally as does curiosity about everything! He loves finding things out – speculating, investigating. He is likely to be clever but not necessarily known for deep thinking. He loves to talk, exchange ideas, read books, travel. His restless mind keeps him busy exploring, testing. Debates, games, and puzzles please him. He likes to think on his feet and could be easily bored with tedious schoolwork or chores. Stress honesty with him. Good study habits and an orderly environment help him do best at school. He may tend to scatter his energy into too many projects at once, or to dissipate energy through too much chatter. Teach him to create a schedule and stick to it!

Sun Conjunction Mercury
When the Sun and Mercury are combined, they are said to be combust. Mercury (mind) can be overpowered by so much solar radiance (Sun). The result can be impulsive speech or action, possible mental confusion or psychological blind spots (akin to the nature of the sign the Sun and Mercury are in). Nevertheless, if you give your child the right tools and training, you will most likely discover that he can communicate with consummate skill. It is stimulating just being with him. His high degree of mental concentration makes your child an avid student, able to excel in speaking, writing, and all types of communication skills. His goals go hand-in-hand with communication and using the mind, and the two should never be far apart. If the Sun and Mercury receive serious afflictions to other planets, he could require assistance in self-expression and learning.

Moon Sextile Mercury
Chances are your child loves learning, has an inquisitive and curious mind. Given the right teachers and tools, children with this aspect generally like school. He is a natural teacher and communicator. Your child may even have a little too much gift of the gab at times! Your child may often handle words and tell stories with consummate skill, and others love to hear him speak or entertain. This aspect often indicates a good memory. Your child may feel very close to a brother or sister.

Venus: Values and Discrimination

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. Venus in the child's chart shows us what kinds of things our child appreciates, his innate sense of beauty (which can be developed), the manner in which he interacts with his friends and with adults, and how he shows love. Children with Venus in ardent Leo, for example, are demonstrative and fun-loving. They tend to shine and love bright, colorful things. Venus in Scorpio children, on the other hand, may be shy but exceptionally kind and thoughtful. These children may want Mom all to themselves! The Venus in Libra child is a social butterfly and loves beauty in his clothes and bedroom. Venus in Taurus loves beautiful things, pretty rocks and later precious stones. He may be a gourmet. He may need help learning to share what he sees as prized possessions. A study of Venus by sign, house and aspect also reveals something about your child's taste in food, eating habits, care of possessions and attitude toward money and belongings.

Venus in Taurus
Taurus is an Earth sign on the feeling cross. Its symbol is The Bull. Taurus is sensorial. Your child may love to explore the five senses. Especially during the primary years, he would be delighted by tactile games and lessons. Your child could identify with his things – toys, clothes, knick-knacks – and could be very possessive. He likely loves food and all the creature comforts. Money and what it buys may be very important to him when he is older. He feels secure in a comfortable home, surrounded by plenty of tender loving care. Children with Venus in Taurus tend to be loyal, loving, and down-to-earth. Your child may have a green thumb and may like gardening, floral design, and flowers. Precious stones and jewelry have a particular appeal!

Moon Square Venus
This square indicates challenges or even blocks in expressing love, perhaps stemming from a harsh early environment. Much depends on the signs the Moon and Venus are in and other positive or challenging aspects they may each form, but in general, a child with this placement needs plenty of praise and attention. He needs at least one close "kindred spirit" with whom he can play. He may feel that his feelings go unappreciated or he may find it hard to show love. Your child may be warm-hearted and affectionate, but may need to learn a greater measure of self-discipline and discernment when it comes to selecting companions and also in habits, such as eating. If your child is raised in a loving home with supportive parents, allowing him space to grow, but also teaching him discrimination with desires, he will develop good self-esteem and therefore avoid the more trying manifestations of this aspects.

The External Planets: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn

The major planets outside the Earth's orbit (external to us) are Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. These are the planets describing the outer world and circumstances surrounding the child, the status, well-being and conditions he is born into and what urges him on to greater achievements as he grows. Mars will tune you in to what motivates your child and the way he approaches life. Jupiter shows us how he is most apt to channel that energy, and Saturn decrees what sort of obstacles will confront him on the road to success. Again: Saturn tells us about the territory we will be going through, Jupiter the way or path through it, and Mars what kind of push or drive we can count on to keep going.

Mars: Drive and Emotions

Mars is the planet of emotion and drive. When we search for the meaning of something, it is Mars that urges us on, keeps us searching. Mars will tell us what motivates our child, what captures his interest. By studying the aspects formed between Mars and other planets we discern if our child expresses desire in a healthy and direct manner or whether he feels blocked (squares) by inner or outer conditions. We also learn how our child expresses anger, whether in strong bursts (Mars in Fire Signs), bottled up and tears (Mars in Water Signs) or with cutting words (Air signs). With greater understanding we can help our child deal with his feelings in a constructive way. Mars tells us about our child's interest and aptitude (or lack of it), for physical exercises, sports, recreation. Mars drives us against things, too, and sends us into war and combat. Mars imparts courage and stamina. The house position of Mars in the child's chart will tell us in what area of life he is likely to enter the greatest degree of active conflict or activity: In the 11th, with friends, in the 3rd, perhaps with sisters and brothers, or in competitive learning at school.

Mars in Leo
Leo is a fire sign on the feeling cross. Its symbol is The Lion. The child with Mars in Leo strives to be center-stage. His actions may say, "Look at me!" Your child's dramatic expressions easily capture the attention of others. Indeed, many actors have Mars in Leo. Leo is the sign of royalty. You child may display the confidence of kings in he regal bearing! Giving orders and being the leader comes naturally to him. He may, however, find it harder to obey orders! Pride, anger and a strong conviction that his way is best may get in the way of cooperating with elders or even with his chums! He could be so forceful that his friends think him bossy. Nevertheless, he may be strangely unaware of the emotional reaction he gets back from other people. He benefits from programs that place a premium on leadership such as Scouts.

Leo relates to the Sun and to the heart. Therefore, children with their action planet in this fiery sign often display generosity of heart and courage. This is a placement of "noblesse oblige" and your child may be the first to help out a friend in need or a bird with a broken wing. The Mars in Leo child tends to react defensively to correction. (Astrologers call the Leo reaction the "wounded knight syndrome.") He may be so sure of himself that he can't imagine being wrong!

Mars in Leo children display exuberant energy. Often they excel at sports and games. When your child is older, he may work with children. He likes to have fun, but puts a lot of energy into work as well! He enjoys playing or coaching younger children. When he is on stage, he is at home. The pitfalls of this placement are pride, disobedience and a tendency to be bossy. Emphasize the qualities – humility, generosity of heart, service – of true leaders.

Mars Sextile Saturn
This is a sign of excellent managerial ability. At best, this aspect indicates patience, courage and resourcefulness. Your child is capable of much discipline. His work tends to be well organized and efficiently produced. He is willing to work hard and expects to receive the reward of his efforts. Some children with this aspect, however, get frustrated and angry when their efforts are blocked. Encourage your child to develop a positive attitude. Avoid being overly critical, excessively strict, judgmental or condemnatory with this child.

Mars Sextile Uranus
The child with this aspect is likely to have a real drive to discover or invent things. He could be fascinated by what is happening in technology and communications. Your child may be quick-tempered. He feels very independent and could march to a different drummer. Without responsibility there is no true freedom. The child with Mars/Uranus contacts learns by facing the consequences of his actions. Children with this aspect sometimes display a bravery that borders on foolhardiness. Again, the lesson is freedom within limits.

Mars Conjunction Pluto
The child with this aspect may have great perseverance and staying power. He may have a drive to delve into the unknown. The cosmos has real trouble keeping secrets from him once he has made his mind up to investigate! You may find that your child is brave and works well in a crisis. He could be self-motivated. This aspect indicates potential leadership ability. Negatively, drive is so powerful here that when the child doesn't get his way, he could be manipulative or even dishonest. He could need help learning how to deal with anger. The relationship with the father could influence relationships with men and authorities in general. Study well the signs and house positions: Pluto and Mars will intensify the qualities/challenges of the signs and houses in which they are posited.

Jupiter: Career and Life Path

The Hindu word for Jupiter is Guru. Jupiter is the guru and guide, the way we go through life, our life path and personal philosophy. Our first teachers and guides are usually our parents. Then there are our school teachers, ministers, and other significant adults who enter our life and guide us. Jupiter is the body of knowledge and wisdom made available to us, our method for dealing with the laws of life, our Saturn, or limitations. Saturn represents the father, structure, rules of behavior and social norms we must learn to abide by. Jupiter is the light or path. Jupiter rules religion, philosophy, culture, travel, history; how we expand our horizons, our philosophy of life. It has always been an indicator of how successful we may be, our vocation. In the child's chart, we look to Jupiter for clues as to how our child seeks to know more about life, what appeals to him, and where he may need to pull in the reins and balance exploration (Jupiter) with greater discipline (Saturn). A child with Jupiter in the 1st house in Aries, for example, will jump to the occasion for a trip, an experience to broaden his horizons and self-understanding but will need to find the balance between opportunities for growth and responsibilities (Saturn).

Jupiter in Cancer
Jupiter is said to be exalted in Cancer. If free of major affliction, Jupiter in Cancer usually points to a happy home environment. Generally, the mother is sincerely interested in the child's welfare and takes the time to instill in the child right religious and moral values. The family may be well educated. The philosophy of life established in childhood may be carried into adult life. As an adult, your child's home may be a center of educational, philosophical and religious activities.

Cancer relates to the home and to the stomach. Your child may enjoy cooking almost as much as he likes eating! But his eye may be bigger than his stomach! Or his tendency might be to eat what looks good rather than what is necessarily good for him. Therefore, it's important to teach him sensible eating habits from early childhood. A career in big business is possible for your child later on, for he likes broad, secure foundations. This placement also favors careers in real estate, farming, food producion, schooling and home appliances.

The child with Jupiter in Cancer tends to be supportive and nurturing toward family and friends. Generally, children with their opportunity planet in the sign of mother like to help out at home. Your child's sense of family could embrace the community. As an adult, he could take an active role in community affairs.

Sun Conjunction Jupiter
Considered a protective influence (as in a guardian angel presence) this is indeed one of the most beneficial of all aspects. Your child is likely to be a happy and affectionate child with a sunny disposition. He is his own vocation, and the best way for him to get ahead in the world is just to be himself! Having a radiant presence, he may enter a career in front of the public (politics, sales, whatever). Religion, travel and education may attract him. Because your child projects a positive attitude, others like to be with him. People will seek him out to help them with their problems. He is a natural guide and counselor. As your child grows, he seeks ways to expand his horizons.

Saturn: Responsibilities

Saturn rules the laws and limitations of this material world we all live in. Saturn indicates where we are bound to learn, the narrowness that makes our way felt, the walls that make homes possible. Saturn holds us together as much as apart. Saturn represents the law and is said to be the Great Teacher. Saturn defines and clarifies. Saturn represents the reality of life in the physical universe. We understand how vital it is that our children learn to accept responsibility, maintain their environment in order, finish homework and projects on time, learn how to delay gratification. Hopefully, they learn as they grow how to turn mistakes into lessons, obstacles into stepping stones to success. Saturn represents the father or dominant parent, all adults whom the child looks up to as authorities. Saturn represents the law of the land we're born into, the family rules and traditions and our own innate or developed sense of fairness. Saturnian qualities are rarely self-evident in the small child. Children have to learn self-discipline, order, patience, obedience. This they do in cycles of time. Saturn represents the process of maturity, the outlines for growth presented to us by our teachers and our inner biological clock. Saturn by sign, house, aspect and Saturn cycles in your child's chart and in your own provide a wonderful blueprint whose design you can follow to help your children grow to be successful in this world.

Saturn in Gemini
Your child takes communication seriously! This position confers mental discipline and logic. He is a born problem solver! This placement confers ability to organize details systematically and is common in the charts of secretaries, researchers, writers, lecturers, teachers, scientists, engineers and technicians. Your child may enjoy math and science and would likely benefit from extended formal study. His interests are likely to be broad and varied. Especially is Mercury is well aspected, he is likely to be articulate, with a sharp tongue and shrewd mind. With afflictions, basic communication skills may need to be acquired, there may be a negative bent to the mind, the child may experience difficulties with teachers, knowledge may be plentiful but superficial. Others may interpret Saturn in Gemini's natural inclination to observe and make objective comments as coldly critical. Show your child how to implement learning in practical ways. Teach him the difference between surface knowledge and applied wisdom. The life of the English statesman and saint, Sir Thomas More provide an unforgettable example of this principle. An older brother or sister may play an important role in your child's life.

Mars Sextile Saturn
The word here is accomplishment. If there is a job to be done, your child can do it. Your child is likely to be a prodigious worker, pouring himself into his tasks with absolute determination. He is responsible to the extreme and takes on obligations as though he just can't get enough. Your child enjoys choices and decision-making and needs opportunities to take responsibility in the home and at school. He would make a good teacher in matters of organization, practical competence, and the like. He could show a drive to be thorough and responsible down to the smallest details. This aspect often indicates a strong relationship with the father or dominant parent.

The Outer Planets

In the previous sections, 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 inner planets. Beyond these are three 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 – Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Here you will find information on issues and attitudes typical of your child's generation. Uranus represents the sense of discovery, new frontiers, revolutions and consequent changes we make. Neptune reveals how we understand and accept these discoveries, our understanding of mystical and/or inner realities, the expression of devotion and compassion. Pluto points to the great challenges confronting ourselves and our civilization. How can we best prepare our children to meet these challenges? To fulfill their fiery destiny individually and collectively? To stand firm amidst the winds of change? To reach out for worlds beyond the physical? To feel secure in their relationship to God? For most of us, the challenges increase as we mature but certainly the foundation is set in childhood!

Uranus: Break-Thrus & Insights

Uranus is the planet that indicates how we free ourselves from the difficulties and problems life presents us. Uranus represents our link to the higher mind, Universal Intelligence. Here is the way insights come to us, how we discover or come to know and understand ourselves. Uranian energy shows us how to find new uses for old things. It rules inventions and sudden insights into our life – everything that is unusual, eccentric, and out of the ordinary. Uranus is, in many ways, the opposite, or undoing of Saturn. We look to Uranus in the child's chart to understand his personal sense of uniqueness, where he dares to be different. Uranus also may reveal individual genius, talent, interests. With hard aspects, or if Uranus is placed in the 1st, 4th, 7th, or 10th houses, we may have to deal with willfulness and/or rebelliousness in the child, or he may perceive himself as somehow different from the rest. Parents and teachers can help the child with strong Uranian aspects by providing him with avenues for individual expression and creativity, and by recognizing his natural bent to experiment with new ways of doing things. At the same time, the child needs to learn that there is no true freedom without accountability. Be consistent in applying the rules. He needs to know the consequences of his use of free will.

Uranus in Gemini
The Uranus in Gemini subgeneration born in the forties brought us brilliant insights into communications of all kinds – computers, radio, T.V., the press, writing, and speaking. As a group, they are exceptionally inventive and also have deep insights into research and investigations. They can turn around our way of thinking. The child with Uranus in Gemini may love to read, travel, brainstorm. He may be restless. There may be something unusual about a brother or sister. Especially when Uranus aspects personal planets (in particular, Mercury and/or Mars), the Uranus in Gemini child is apt to be quite fidgety. Your child may need to work hard at acquiring the stability to finish what he begins. It's important that he finish his education.

Mars Sextile Uranus
Never a dull moment with him around, that's for certain! You are likely to find that your child puts a lot of thought and energy into being different, avoiding the commonplace with great determination. His drive to innovate, invent, and find new ways to use things is both well coordinated and intense. One day he could be an excellent teacher and innovator. He may be drawn to areas connected to electronics, computers, and communications. He loves to travel and is quite energetic, even athletic. Your child has a magnetic personality and could excel at drama as well.

Saturn Conjunction Uranus
A natural leader, your child seeks independence but is willing to shoulder responsibility as well. Your child has an innate knack of taking the best of the traditional and new frontiers as well. He is likely to excel at science and math, computers and hi-tech. Your child likes associating with friends and adults who are rugged but individualistic. You may want to teach him survival skills, hiking. Your child may need sports or some other outlet to relax. There's a lot of creative tension in this combination. Saturn represents the father. With other hard aspects to either Saturn or Uranus, we might see willfulness or conflict with the values of authorities. Your child could be quite restless, especially during his teens. At about age 30, he is apt to settle down.

Neptune: Ideals & Imagination

Neptune provides the key for unlocking our child's imagination! Neptune represents the bridge to worlds we cannot see. Neptune, then, tells us about the child's need for worship, adoration, devotion. Neptune relates to music and the arts and is prominent in the charts of many creative people. Being an outer planet, Neptune also paints a picture of the collective dreams of our child's generation, dreams which may build upon, alter or even challenge our own. Neptune's influence tends to be subtle, often affecting us on subconscious levels. If afflicted, Neptune can indicate areas where the child may feel confused, uncertain or fearful. Read Neptune by sign, house and aspect but realize that your child may not consciously be aware of Neptune's influence until he reaches adulthood.

Neptune in Virgo
This generation had to deal with difficult material circumstances and hardships. As a group, they seek practical self-improvement. Diet, vitamins, life-extension aids, and such, and right livelihood are high on their priority list. They place a lot of attention on details and trivia. Negatively, excessive worry and fear leads to paralysis of action and psychosomatic illness.

Sun Square Neptune
Sorting out the real from the unreal, that is the challenge of this square! Children with this Sun/Neptune aspect are typically sensitive and highly impressionable. Some are exceptionally devotional or mystically inclined. Others have marked musical or artistic talent. Nevertheless, Neptune (illusion) challenging (square) the Sun (ego) often manifests as self-deception of one sort or another. To come out on the plus side, your child needs to develop objective reasoning ability, common sense and humility. Good Mercury and Saturn aspects might provide the balance he needs. Your child may have beautiful dreams and mystical ideals. This is fine as long as he is able to distinguish fact from fiction. Teach your child to avoid strange or unreliable characters. Your child needs a stable home environment, hopefully with emotionally harmonious parents to give him the support he needs. If the homelike is chaotic, he could sense that confusion as his own. This might result in him having a low self-image. Put a premium on truth is your household.

Jupiter Square Neptune
All art requires discipline! Children born with a Jupiter/Neptune square often are imaginative and creative. The pitfall is self-indulgence, over-extension of self or resources (later in life, this could be an over-extension of credit!) your child is apt to be kind and warmhearted. He tends to idealize. Teach him to always mean what he says and not to make promises he cannot keep or others might consider him dishonest. Woolgathering could be a problem at school (unless offset by strong Mercury/Saturn aspects). You can help your child make his dreams come true by teaching him to finish his projects on time (starting with putting the building blocks back on the shelf is not too early), stressing the importance of order and neatness in his room, desk, homework, appearance, labeling his clothes and bringing them home from school, and by finding creative ways to channel his imagination. In short, teach your child to discipline the mind.

Uranus Trine Neptune
This positive aspect confers insight and vision into what unites people and into the dreams and mystical regions of our mind. Your child likely has an innate capacity for communicating with others, especially when it comes to religion, music and the arts. New paths to world or personal unity may be a major interest, and your child may astound you with his insights as to how to make his dreams real. If Venus is well aspected, he may have a vivid imagination and marked artistic talent. He probably enjoys movies, music and theater.

Pluto: Inner Change and Growth

Pluto is the planet of profound change, of generation and regeneration. Pluto often touches upon the most sensitive psychological areas within us. Once touched, we have no choice but to change and grow. If Pluto aspects a personal planet in your child's chart, he will experience an intense desire for self-transformation on some level of his being. Pluto contacts often teach us through intense experiences. We feel as if we've lived several lifetimes in one! The struggle of our century with nuclear power is a plutonian issue. Will this intense power be used as a dynamo of life or to devastate life? Stress the positive, be ready to help your child navigate through intense emotions he may feel, but not necessarily comprehend. Teach him to express this power wisely.

Pluto in Leo
Leo is a sign of power and leadership. When Pluto entered Leo, it ushered in WW II, dictatorships and the atomic bomb! Leo is a sign of expressing love. The Pluto in Leo generation struggled with the question of intimacy, the giving and receiving of love. Collectively, they tend to be very sensitive (even vulnerable) when it comes to self-expression. Periods of intense creativity enable the Pluto in Leo individual to go through changes and inner growth. This creative intensity is good for music, poetry, art, and such. If afflicted, anger and pride could lead to a tendency to engage in power struggles. There may be a conflict with the father.

Mars Conjunction Pluto
Boy, does he have drive! This aspect gives intense determination. Some children with Mars/Pluto contacts enjoy sports and other physical outlets. Your child may have the energy of 10, so watch out! Check out the house position to see in what area of life this dynamo will be expressed. Negatives include anger, willfulness, selfishness. Hopefully, the relationship with the father will be free of major conflict. Otherwise, Mars/Pluto can indicate problems later on with men or with authority figures. Emotionally intense!

Saturn Sextile Pluto
With this aspect, parents (especially the father) strengthen the child's innate sense of integrity and self-discipline. (Check Saturn/Sun, Saturn/Moon aspects and the nature of the aspect between the Sun and Moon for confirmation). Your child needs challenges true to his ability. He enjoys working hard toward a goal. He may have a sense of mission (you may pick up clues during childhood – listen well!) Generally, this aspect confers managerial ability and a degree of aptitude for leadership. Research, science, law, and government are also favored.

Uranus Sextile Pluto
Your child may be a whiz when it comes to knowing how to motivate others. His keen mind and great analytical powers always manage to get at whatever motivation is beyond apparent behavior. If Uranus and Pluto aspect personal planets as well, your child could be inventive, clever, insightful. This is a generational aspect, indicative of a group who live through tremendous upheaval, not without ultimate benefits!




Challenges and Abilities

Focus

These are areas of intense focus and activity in the child's chart. For better or worse, these qualities stand out and are obvious to all those who come to know him. They are very clear parts of his character.

Mars Conjunction Pluto 01°35'
The child with this aspect may have great perseverance and staying power. He may have a drive to delve into the unknown. The cosmos has real trouble keeping secrets from him once he has made his mind up to investigate! You may find that your child is brave and works well in a crisis. He could be self-motivated. This aspect indicates potential leadership ability. Negatively, drive is so powerful here that when the child doesn't get his way, he could be manipulative or even dishonest. He could need help learning how to deal with anger. The relationship with the father could influence relationships with men and authorities in general. Study well the signs and house positions: Pluto and Mars will intensify the qualities/challenges of the signs and houses in which they are posited.

Sun Conjunction Jupiter 05°13'
Unless other aspects strongly indicate otherwise, your child is sociable with a "sunny" disposition. A born optimist, he attracts friends and support in whatever he sets out to do. His enthusiasm is catching. He could be sincerely interested in the welfare of others and could have a marked sense of humor. He could also radiate much energy and could probably benefit by plenty of exercise and outdoor play. Your child may be adventuresome, interested in learning about the faiths and lifestyles of peoples of different backgrounds and is apt to be a born traveler!

Nevertheless, your child may display a knack for ignoring good advice. He could find himself at odds with the correct, or prescribed way of doing things. Perhaps this manifests in a problem with authority figures. For example, he may tend to resent or resist the suggestions of his elders, perhaps his father. The father, however, for better or for worse, often sets the pattern influencing the child's behavior. Your child could be generous but may tend to go overboard, be extravagant, take on too much too soon. Be patient in teaching your child common sense and economy. Teach him to accept responsibility, tackle one job at a time and to finish what he begins. (Positive Saturn aspects might provide the key for helping your child develop self-discipline.)

Challenges

Life can be challenging, and things are not always easy. The major challenges in a natal chart are where we can expect increased activity and personal involvement – ready or not. These critical areas of life can be difficult, and the resulting confusion and possible obscuration often makes it hard for us to see and act with normal clarity. Some of these aspects are apparent in little children, others describe yourselves, his parents and teachers, and the environment you provide for him. Other aspects may show up later, at about age 12 or older, even in young adulthood. Your knowledge of these areas in your child's chart should give you a greater understanding as to how to help him turn stumbling blocks into rings on the ladder of success. Therefore, when it comes to the following factors in your child's chart, you may wish to exercise extra patience.

Sun Square Neptune 00°31'
Your child's perception of others could be colored by an over-idealized vision, great devotion, or negatively, by emotional bias and wishful thinking. Children born with this aspect may be shy, fearing rejection. Help your child overcome fear through understanding and objective thinking. He needs a strong sense of self-worth. Your child could be naturally devotional with mystical leanings.

Moon Square Venus 01°34'
The child with this aspect longs to feel bonded to the mother. He often is warm and affectionate but may fear the loss of love. Sometimes, the mother may be absent or unable to give the child adequate attention. Or perhaps the mother is overindulgent with the child. The child benefits by a balance of discipline and love, care and independence. The relationship with the mother influences adult relationships with the opposite sex. This child needs proper eating habits; in particular avoid over-indulging this child in sweets.

Talents and Abilities

Despite whatever problems we may have, there are areas of life where we have clear insight and real talent – natural ability. When it comes to these matters, our judgment is sharp and we always manage to take charge. We have the knack. It may be as simple as the ability to work hard and accomplish things without something going wrong. An innate sense of the workings of these parts of life makes it easy for us to learn and accomplish things where they are concerned. Positive aspects in your child's chart are like money in the bank. It does little good if not wisely invested. Too much ease in a chart can result in lack of motivation. Therefore, provide your child with opportunities to bring out and develop areas of inherent ability.

Mars Sextile Uranus 00°43'
The child with this aspect is likely to have a real drive to discover or invent things. He could be fascinated by what is happening in technology and communications. Your child may be quick-tempered. He feels very independent and could march to a different drummer. Without responsibility there is no true freedom. The child with Mars/Uranus contacts learns by facing the consequences of his actions. Children with this aspect sometimes display a bravery that borders on foolhardiness. Again, the lesson is freedom within limits.

Moon Sextile Mercury 00°56'
This aspect indicates fluency in communication. Even if your child has an emotional personality, you will be able to reach him through dialogue. He could be a fine speaker. He is likely to be most persuasive! This Moon/Mercury aspect often indicates success in life due to a positive mental attitude.

Mars Sextile Saturn 02°32'
This is a sign of excellent managerial ability. At best, this aspect indicates patience, courage and resourcefulness. Your child is capable of much discipline. His work tends to be well organized and efficiently produced. He is willing to work hard and expects to receive the reward of his efforts. Some children with this aspect, however, get frustrated and angry when their efforts are blocked. Encourage your child to develop a positive attitude. Avoid being overly critical, excessively strict, judgmental or condemnatory with this child.



Landscape: Major Life Periods

What follows amounts to a brief overview of the first thirty years or so of your child's life – a road map of the years to come. Since childhood, adolescence, and early adult life are so crucial to each of us, an attempt has been made to describe these formative years. Based on the gradual movement of the planet Saturn, this is one of the most tested of all astrological techniques. It is used by almost every professional astrologer as part of any personal consultation. Provided that your child's time of birth is more or less accurate, you will find this information both accurate and informative.

Your Personal Background

By age 7, the child has absorbed an enormous amount of learning. His physical body has reached 70% of his growth potential. Permanent teeth (teeth relate to Saturn) begin to emerge. He passes from the absorbent mind stage into the stage of active reason. He is on his way to becoming an independent adult. Saturn represents rules and laws. At 7 years of age, Saturn forms its first square and you can expect your child "to test the law," at home and at school. Astrologically, this is a critical point in his development. The Saturn cycle depicts a fairly easy childhood (all else being equal) up until around the 11-12th year, at which time your child may begin to become more subjective and inner-directed. This could mean that during his adolescence, he may feel somewhat introspective. At about age 14 or 15, Saturn opposes its own position in the chart and most teens pass through a kind of identity crisis. Balance is the keyword but the adolescent who says to himself, how can I be free to make my own decisions, but who is usually not ready to leave the nest! This inner time of exploration lasts until he is about 18-19 years of age. At that time, he likely will proceed to take hold, discover himself, and become more outward – in a rather short time. His sense of confidence should take hold and build, and the years of introspection will pay off as he begins to reach out. The years from 18 through 25 or 26 are likely to be characterized by hard work and continued gains in self-confidence. From the 26th year, his most opportune time for the climb to fame and fortune will commence. Provided he takes advantage of these cycles, the 30s and 40s should be materially successful years.

Your Current Situation

Now for a close-up of recent years: while landscape was quite general, the dates given in this close-up should be much more precise. Don't look here for a day-to-day account of life but rather to get a picture of this stretch of time, "these years." In 28 to 30 years, Saturn will return to its natal position at birth and we experience the so-called "Saturn return." At age 14 (first Saturn opposition) and again at age 29 (first Saturn return), we become very aware of Saturn's influence in our life. Important events, or points of growth may occur around age 7 as well (first Saturn square). I do not believe, however, that the child is AWARE of Saturn's influence in a personal sense. Saturn in the child's chart may indicate conditions in his environment, his relationship to others, and especially to his father and other significant authority figures in his life. Saturn represents the law, limits, restrictions, attitude toward responsibilities, hard work, and fairness. The child learns these in stages. A Saturnian keyword is "maturity."

Please note that for Newborns and children less than 7 years of age, the report may indicate a year prior to the actual birth of the child. If this is the case for your child, it means that Saturn was at the degree on the cusp of the quadrant in question on the date indicated. If this occurred about 3 years ago, for example, Saturn will remain in that quadrant for about 4 more years.

Jul 22, 2002 1st Pass D> (Age 60 1m)
Jan 11, 2003 2nd Pass R< (Age 60 6m)
Apr 04, 2003 3rd Pass D> (Age 60 9m)

By the last date shown, Saturn, the great tester, conjoined the Midheaven and entered the 10th house of your child's chart. The 10th house is one of the 4 "Angular" houses. When Saturn enters an angular house, it signifies a gradual shifting of gears. The 10th house in the child's chart relates to the father or father figure, to all significant elders or authorities in the child's life and also to his reputation and status among his peers. This is an earth house, one of "works." The older child could make significant progress in his schoolwork during this time. If he is so inclined. He could take up a position of responsibility at home or at school. He may be particularly interested in pursuing what he wants to do when his grows up! He could be helped or hindered by parents. He may work well with restrictions, limits, and responsibilities or buck against them and feel frustrated, depending on his character and upbringing. This could be a good period to master a skill of one kind or another. In accordance with his abilities and the opportunities available to him, this should be a cycle of achievement. The older child can show what he has mastered. Even with younger children, this is a time to place an emphasis on right attitudes toward responsibilities and authorities.

Saturn in 04th Quadrant




The Elements, Modalities and Angularity

Elements, modalities, and house quadrants. These are all techniques used by astrologers to gain a general picture of energy patterns and focus, temperament and modes of action. How does your child's planets and houses total up? Which does he have in abundance, and which does he lack, if any? Those with high totals show what we can or must do in life; plus points to be developed. These are qualities we have. "Wants" are areas that may be weaker and need developing or balance. Sometimes people overcompensate the "wants" and even pretend to have them. The old adage is: we become what we want (or lack), while we do what we can (or have to do) with what we've got. Here are your child's totals:

Have Air
There is an emphasis on communication, expression of ideas, and the connections between things, places, and people. He tends towards mental pursuits and admires intelligence. You can reach him through reason.

Want Water
Your child may have trouble understanding those who seem emotional or sentimental, yet his own practicality and intellectual approach may attract just such types into his life. He needs your guidance getting in touch with his feelings, and acknowledging those of others. He may try to balance his lack of empathy with logic and common sense. (A strong Moon, Venus or Neptune by sign, aspects and/or house position or a Water sign Ascendant could compensate.)

Have Mutable
Your child is apt to be communicative, flexible, mental, and other-oriented. He could be a natural teacher. He could be restless, liking plenty of variety.

Want Cardinal
Not a great starter, your child may have trouble initiating things and getting them moving. He may need your help in learning how to be more assertive and outgoing.

Have Cadent
Circumstances could throw your child into positions where he must use his mind and deal with communications, service, or enclosed hidden interests. He may deal with education, psychology, spiritual enlightenment or teaching principles and techniques.



House Activity and Emphasis

The twelve houses of the horoscope, particularly when they are occupied by a planet, provide a clue to areas of special activity in the child's life and development. They paint a picture of the environment in which he will work out the challenges and talents signified by the planets and aspects. Here is an analysis of house activity based on planet emphasis:

First House: Appearance, Approach

First House
The 1st house is the house of "Me!" How I see myself, the "me" I would like to be, and how others see me: in short, my identity. The key phrase of the first house is "I AM." This house rules our personal self and everything about us that draws a reaction from our surroundings or from others. The 1st house describes the early childhood environment (or the child's perception of it). Much of the child's identity will be a reflection of the environment in which he grows up. The child's projected image (personality) will reflect his experience and assimilation of his interaction with others. The sign on the Ascendant (1st house cusp) and its ruler (see intro.) are key components to understanding your child's emerging personality. Any planet "rising" in the 1st house is going to color the personality considerably. For example, if Neptune is in the 1st house, the child will be sensitive and impressionable, no matter what sign is on the Ascendant. A child with Venus in the 1st house is likely to be attractive and charming. Mars in the 1st house is common in the charts of athletes. Astrologers will often blend the characteristics of the Sun sign with the sign on the Ascendant. For example, a child with an Aries Sun is usually somewhat self-centered. If the child, however, has Pisces Rising then he is likely to be assertive but compassionate and interested in serving others. Sometimes, however, the child may experience a conflict; in this case, for instance, part of the child may want to jump right into new experiences (Aries) whereas another part may be shy or afraid (Pisces). The child could feel overwhelmed (Pisces) by the stern parental rebuke given in response to a typically Arian impulsive action! All this may seem very complex, but you can take it step by step. Are any of us really all that simple to understand? You will have to study well the Sun sign and the Ascendant (and the sign and house the Ruler is in) plus the nature of any planet in the 1st house. Learn the keys, be sensitive and observe the child. You will see how it all comes together.

Virgo on First House Cusp
Virgo energy is analytical and precise, always separating what is worthwhile and worth supporting from that which is outmoded and of no further use. The affairs of the house with Virgo on the cusp reveal the area of life in which the child seeks to serve, and/or where he may take a systematic and detailed approach.

Neptune in First House
O boy, have you got a real charmer – able to enchant, perhaps entertain others. Children with Neptune in the house of self, are especially sensitive to subliminal energies in other people and in the environment. Your child needs to be surrounded by harmony and order. If born into a harsh or discordant household, he would probably withdraw. Your child requires a good balanced diet to help him concentrate and stay tethered to the task at hand. Help him channel his imagination into works (try music, art, dance, poetry) and teach him to avoid woolgathering. Your child is kind hearted and compassionate, but may take on feelings and problems not his own. His ideals and his ability to see the whole picture are obvious to all who come to know him. Especially if aspected to Venus or the Moon, this Neptune positions could indicate work with the public or artistic & musical talent. Teach your child the hard facts on alcohol and drugs. Since this position can indicate a tendency toward self-deception, place a high premium on honesty in your household. Your child will need a strong self-esteem to avoid the pitfalls of this placement. Teach him that to love others, he must first love himself.

Second House: Possessions, Reactions

Second House
The key phrase of the 2nd house is "I have." The 2nd house, then, deals with our material security, our means of livelihood, our resources and talents, and how we utilize the resources of this world. The 2nd house also reveals much about our values, what is valuable to us. We study this house for clues as to the child's basic attitudes and sense of self-worth. The sign on the second house cusp and any planets in the 2nd house will tell you how your child is most likely to deal with things. Here we see his attitude toward his belongings. Responsibility, stewardship, and sharing all come into play here. If your child does not have any planets in the 2nd house, look to the sign, house and aspects of the planet ruling the sign on the cusp, and to the planet Venus, for clues as to money making potential and spending habits.

Libra on Second House Cusp
Libra energy is always facilitating and responsive, assuming the appropriate reaction or response to any question or statement. This is certainly the social sign, par excellence. The affairs of the house with Libra on the cusp indicate where your child may enjoy working with a close pal; this may also be where he must learn lessons in cooperation. Libra can tie in the theme of beauty and diplomacy into the affairs of the house whose cusp it is on.

Third House: Inquiries, Communications

Third House
The key phrase for the 3rd house is "I think." At no time is the 3rd house more important than during childhood. This is because the 3rd house is the house of early education. The astrologer looks to the sign on the 3rd house cusp, its ruler and any planets abiding there (and to the planet Mercury) to get a picture of the child's approach to learning. The 3rd house is a very mental house, concerned with finding, researching, communicating, and all manner of questioning. Traditionally this house rules brothers and sisters. Planets in the 3rd house can tell you something about your child's interaction with his siblings, and with neighborhood pals. Children with personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars) in the 3rd house tend to be very active at school.

Scorpio on Third House Cusp
Scorpio is the most dynamically creative sign and the most abused! Intense, passionate, and very personal, Scorpio rushes past superficialities and right to the heart of any matter. Scorpio relates to sex, death, regeneration and resources we share with others. Scorpio energy will intensify and concentrate the affairs of the house whose cusp it sits on.

Fourth House: Home, Family, Security

Fourth House
The 4th house is the house of the home and family. The 4th house represents our roots and also relates to our perception of our mother. The sign on the 4th house cusp and any planets abiding here describe the early home environment. Young children yearn to feel secure within the arms of mother and father, within the walls of home. The small child fears abandonment. This house tells about the emotional foundation upon which the rest of the chart can stand or collapse. Traumatic childhood scenes take years to resolve. A memory of a nurturing and secure experience helps the adult get through many a storm. Since many of the early patterns are repeated, the fourth house (and the sign, house position and aspects of the Moon) describes how your child is likely to manage his own family one day. Land and property also come under the fourth house domain.

Sagittarius on Fourth House Cusp
Sagittarius is associated with religion, philosophy and travel. Your child may seek to "expand his horizons," or to express his highest ideals and personal philosophy through the affairs of the house on whose cusp Sagittarius is found.

Fifth House: Expression, Creativity

Fifth House
The 5th house is the house of dramatic self-expression; its key phrase is "I create." Many actors have planets here. The 5th house relates to fun and recreation: planets in the 5th house plus the sign on the cusp provide clues as to what kind of recreation your child might enjoy. Fire signs may like sports, competitive games and outdoor exploration. An Earth sign on the cusp could take to nature walks, hiking, building, mechanics. For these children, work can be fun! Children with Air signs on the 5th house cusp are going to enjoy mixing with other people. A Water sign on the 5th house cusp may enjoy family outings, be attached to loved ones, find their niche through the arts. The giving and receiving of love is also connected with this house. Children with personal planets in this house (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars) feel most fulfilled when they are actively creating, sharing, expressing their emotions.

Aquarius on Fifth House Cusp
Aquarius is the sign of brotherly love. Aquarian energy is futuristic, prophetic, communal. The focus is on the goal, and the goal is for the many, not the few. This sign tends toward independence. The house with Aquarius on the cusp sometimes indicates areas of special talents.

Sixth House: Responsibility, Work, Health

Sixth House
The key phrase of the 6th house is "I work." That which was conceived in the 5th house is applied and produced in the 6th! In an adult chart, this house indicates employment, attitude toward work, and relationship with employees and/or co-workers. In the child's chart, we study the 6th house to understand his daily habits. How he handles his chores, how he approaches his school work. Is his handwriting sloppy or neat? Is he happy to help others when asked or does he complain? The 6th house rules dress and appearance. This house also tells us about eating habits, diet and basic health. Obviously, eating habits and diet will affect health for better or for worse, as the case may be. A water sign on the cusp, or the Moon or Neptune in the 6th indicates that emotions will affect health and vice-versa. The sign on the cusp and planets in the 6th house can show you health areas that may require your attention.

Pisces on Sixth House Cusp
Pisces energy runs deep and toward the psychological – whatever is beneath the surface. Pisces is said to be related to the past, to memories and to karma. Pisces pertains to "hidden enemies" and also to illumination. The affairs of the house with Pisces on the cusp may signal an area of vulnerability in the chart, where your child could be subject to illusion, or where he could be particularly sensitive, intuitive and imaginative. (i.e. Pisces on the 7th house cusp could indicate disappointments in relationships, perhaps due to a tendency to attract unstable partners. On the other hand, Pisces on the 7th house cusp could indicate a sensitive, spiritual partner).

Seventh House: Relationships, Other People

Seventh House
The 7th house is the house of partnerships, relationships, social life, and all that carries us beyond our personal self into an awareness of other people, community, and the like. Children with planets in this house seek to understand themselves through others. They are rarely alone. How does your child deal with competition? Is he able to hold his own in a match? Can he stand up against peer pressure? To succeed with 7th house issues, the child needs to feel secure within himself (1st house polarity.) Planets in the 7th house and the sign on the cusp can also provide clues about your child's interaction, as he matures, with the opposite sex. For instance, a child with Mars in this house or Aries on the cusp would likely be bold in relationships, and hence, make friends easily. Nevertheless, he could incline toward arguments and contention (Mars) in close friendships (and later in marriage). He may, however, be willing to work hard (Mars) to make a relationship (7th house) work. The wise parent would teach this child the dangers of entering into relationships impulsively.

Pisces on Seventh House Cusp
Pisces energy runs deep and toward the psychological – whatever is beneath the surface. Pisces is said to be related to the past, to memories and to karma. Pisces pertains to "hidden enemies" and also to illumination. The affairs of the house with Pisces on the cusp may signal an area of vulnerability in the chart, where your child could be subject to illusion, or where he could be particularly sensitive, intuitive and imaginative. (i.e. Pisces on the 7th house cusp could indicate disappointments in relationships, perhaps due to a tendency to attract unstable partners. On the other hand, Pisces on the 7th house cusp could indicate a sensitive, spiritual partner).

Eighth House: Business Savvy, Elimination

Eighth House
The 8th house is traditionally the house of death and regeneration. This is the house of surgery: where something must be removed so something else can thrive. Thus, this house also covers initiation: getting rid of excess parts of ourselves that we no longer need so we can get to the heart and deeper meaning of life. The no-nonsense quality of the eighth house makes it good for business ventures since here we are stripping away the dross to reveal the truth or essence of the subject. But what meaning does the 8th house hold for the child? Any planets in the 8th house will give a Scorpio, hence deeply subjective, coloring to the chart. The key phrase here is "We have": for the adult, the 8th house relates to shared money, property, resources. It all begins during childhood. How does your child approach sharing his things with others, in carrying out joint responsibilities. Also, how does the child deal with pain, crises, even the death of significant others? This is the house of sex, and moreover, the house of desire. Planets in the 8th house and the sign on the cusp shed light on the child's ability to attract things to himself through desire, and to let go when necessary or right.

Aries on Eighth House Cusp
Aries is the sign of the pioneer and leader. Aries energy is attention-getting and assertive, tending to provoke a response from the surroundings, from others. The house with the Aries cusp shows you in what area of life your child is most apt to be assertive, and even a bit impulsive. Here is where he can learn the lessons of patience.

Ninth House: Religions, Philosophy, Ideas

Ninth House
The 9th house covers higher education, long journeys and religion (the longest journey of all). Here is what remains of the purification that takes place in the 8th house – the seed, or essence, of an entire cycle of experience. Religion comes from a Latin word that means to bind back, and thus refers to all things that last or endure, such as the truth. Essential ideas, philosophy, and the courts of law belong here. In your child's chart, the 9th house reveals the influences shaping the child's notions of right and wrong, his search for higher meaning, where he reaches out to know more, the (life-long) evolution of his belief system. As a youth, he is apt to be more concerned with his direct experience than with abstract thoughts. From these, however, he will draw conclusions shaping his beliefs. Priests, judges, historians, college professors, philosophers and explorers often have key planets here. The child with planets in the 9th house enjoys expanding his horizons through travel.

Taurus on Ninth House Cusp
Taurus energy is stable. Here is where your child is likely to be resourceful, where talent may lie! He could perhaps make money from the issues related to this house. Taurus is the way we "have" things, how we possess and acquire things. The house cusp can tell you where the child might need to learn the lessons of obedience or non-attachment.

Mercury in Ninth House
Questions, questions, questions!! Never tire of answering them, for your child is searching for answers to inner ponderings! His mind and thoughts tend to gravitate to what is lasting, true, or of the essence. Philosophy and religion are subjects that often occupy his attention. His comments are generally to the point and candid, and rarely are superficial. Since the 9th house represents travel, your child will love geography, travel and foreign languages. He may do better at essays than at tests since he leans toward creative work. Especially if Mercury is in a Fire or Air sign, he may be impatient with details and routines. This position favors university professors, travel, law, philosophy, medicine and religion; its also good for export-import type businesses, writing, publishing and communications. If Mercury favorably aspects Uranus, Neptune or Pluto, his vision could border on prophecy! With afflictions, Mercury in the 9th can indicate intellectual snobbery. Teach your child tolerance for the faiths and philosophies of others.

Venus in Ninth House
Your child's love of truth makes philosophy and religious ideas a life-long habit. He appreciates things of a global or universal level and could love to travel. Tales of knights of old, El Cid and other Epic adventures will capture his imagination as will colorful stories of the lives of the saints East & West. Geography and foreign language may be his favorite subjects. Appearances mean little to him, for he values honesty and candidness in friends and partners. A love of horses and riding is common. A favorable position for careers in sales, law, travel, anthropology, philosophy, the clergy, equestrian activities, sales, export-import, and foreign trade. This Venus placement also gives a love of sports or of the outdoors. Sometimes this position indicates marriage to a foreigner!

Saturn in Ninth House
Please add these to your library: A subscription to National Geographic, a good encyclopedia, a Bible with easy to read print, a compendium of the world religions plus a few children's copies of the great religious dramas, such as the Hindu RAMAYANA. Additional recommendations: "Cultural Literacy" by Hirsch and a collection of the Shakespeare plays. Religion, philosophy, and truth are essential to your child's life. Or conversely, (when afflicted) this position sometimes manifests as narrowness of thought, but the latter is not so prevalent unless the child is brought up in a puritanical, fanatical, or bigoted household. A college education or advanced vocational training may be necessary for him to fulfill his aspirations! (Start saving up your college fund now!) Squares to Saturn could point to obstacles to overcome in obtaining higher education. Your child likely will pose many a question of what is right and what is wrong and why. He could appear to others as too sober or religious. A favorable position for education, law, preaching and publishing. His career may somehow be linked with travel, foreigners, or import-export.

Uranus in Ninth House
This is the position of a "freethinker," especially in the realm of law, religion and philosophy. Your child may have a sense of being on a quest or mission even as a tot! His inquiring mind could lead his to unique discoveries in religion, law, philosophy, science or electronics. Especially if well aspected to personal planets, his mind could be quick, ahead of his time. He could become easily bored with standard academic fare! Unless counter-indicated in the chart, he could be more interested in the bigger picture and sloppy about details. Be patient in helping your child follow guidelines of thoroughness and neatness in his schoolwork and chores. Insist he finish what he begins! The down side of this position is difficulty stilling one's thoughts, a mind-set that leans toward rebelliousness (although some great Revolutionaries have Uranus in the 9th house), a tendency to question rules and regulations. The child with this Uranus placement could be independent and somewhat of a loner. He is likely to enjoy traveling.

Tenth House: Practical Vision, Vocation

Tenth House
The 10th house is the point of crystallization, what we give back to the world in concrete form: hence, the 10th house deals with career, and subsequently status and reputation. The 10th house is connected with authorities: father, government, employer, Guru. In studying the planets in the 10th house plus the sign on the 10th house cusp in the child's chart (and Saturn), we discover clues about the nature of the child's ambitions (what he wants to do and who he wants to be when he grows up), how he deals with authorities, how he handles responsibility, and his relationship with his father or dominant parent. The child's way of dealing with his elders during childhood obviously will be transferred to dealing with his boss later on! Children with planets in the 10th house may be thinking ahead. Children with the Sun, Jupiter or Saturn or many planets in the 10th house often want to be someone of consequence in this world! The 10th house relates to Saturn and hence to maturation through time. Sometimes planets in the 10th house (especially the Sun or Saturn) indicate a need for much training before reaching the career goal.

Gemini on Tenth House Cusp
Gemini is concerned with connections and communication of all kinds; letters, wires, telephones, voice, thoughts, writing, and mental processes in general. Gemini is the gadfly, the communicator, the busy-body of the zodiac. The Gemini cusp can reveal in what area of life your child is apt to show curiosity, mental interest and diversity.

Sun in Tenth House
Your child's personal reputation and honor are apt to be of the utmost importance to him. He possesses a natural sense of organization and practical insight. Given the right training, he could excel at managing or supervising others. If not now, ambition and status may take a front seat later in his life. Born with a natural air of authority, your child may balk at taking orders from adults! Teach him humility and he will go far! He may need much training and experience before reaching the top. This position confers administrative ability, may relate to construction and inclines to a life of public service. An upbringing stressing self-discipline, and the father's example in particular in preparing the child to be successful in the world, is especially critical for the child with this placement.

Jupiter in Tenth House
This is a powerful placement, often the signature of the trustee, public servant, government official, or manager. Experience and strong moral values, true humility coupled with self-confidence are the ingredients for success here that must be reinforced during childhood. It's natural for your child to put his practical and managerial abilities to work. Your child can make a career out of his keen organizational skills and clear insight into how things work. Supervision and taking charge are his trademarks. Jupiter in the 10th may indicate much training, education and/or experience before reaching one's goals. Nevertheless, this placement often signifies honors or professional success in the later part of life. Your child may gravitate toward positions of responsibility in school and in group such as Scouts. He could be a natural teacher. This placement favors positions dealing with law, travel, education, history and religion. The relationship with and values inherited from the father or dominant parent is likely to influence career choice.

Eleventh House: Dreams & Visions, Community

Eleventh House
We have been on the mountain and had a vision (10th house). In the 11th, we bond with others who share our vision and can help us realize it. Thus, this is the house of friends and community life. The young child is greatly influenced by his companions. As he matures (and particularly during pre-adolescence and teen-age years), peer pressure and conformity may take precedence over parental guidelines in his mind. Planets in this house and the sign on the 11th house cusp indicate what traits your child may admire in a friend and the kind of friends he is likely to attract. For example, if Uranus is in the 11th house or if Aquarius is on the cusp, the child would attract friends who are unique, unusual, somehow different. If Gemini is on the cusp, he may enjoy having many friends, but could be fickle. Traditionally, the 11th house is called the house of "hopes and wishes." The 11th house provides clues as to how to tune into the child's aspirations; how to teach him goal-fittedness; how to measure our projected aspirations for him against his own! The 11th house also addresses the child's willingness (or lack of it) to cooperate with others in group projects.

Leo on Eleventh House Cusp
Leo energy is expressive and concerned with dramatic self-awareness and a sense of pride and ownership. Here is a sense of confidence from which the emotive and outgoing Leo energy operates. Often very artistic, and always theatrical and expressive, this sign is good for creativity and the arts. Your child may seek creative means to express himself through the affairs of the house with Leo on the cusp.

Moon in Eleventh House
Your child has an emotional need to be part of a group, to draw strength and encouragement from his friends and acquaintances. His attitude toward his friends is apt to waver with his moods. Working with others, especially on community or school projects is perfect for him. Nevertheless, the child with the fluctuating Moon in the house of friends needs occasional solitude to separate his thoughts from those of his peers. He could be too easily influenced by the current trend (or conversely, he could be a loner.) Through the family he is likely to make many social contacts. If the Moon is afflicted, however, the parents may not approve of the child's choice of companion! he grows through making ideals real. His goals in life will be greatly influenced by what he is taught as a child. At some point in his life he may have to sift out his own aspirations from those of his parents.

Mars in Eleventh House
Is this the child that rocks the boat? Could be, since Mars in the 11th infers a spirit to reform, change or depart from the prevailing order. Typically, Mars in the 11th house points to a love of team work, of working in groups, of having many friends. With hard aspects, a child might have difficulty joining the group, may feel out of place or "different," or could be prone to getting into fights! Scientific know-how is common as is a love of invention. A natural politician and revolutionary of the spirit, he needs to learn self-discipline and strong moral values during childhood so that he can choose the right causes when he is older. Besides politicians and inventors, this Mars placement is common in the charts of pilots, electronic engineers, people working in Universities or New Age Communities, researchers, and actors. As a child, his selection of friends may influence the goals he sets for himself later in life. An urge to make his altruistic dreams a reality keeps him moving in the direction of group goals and endeavors.

Pluto in Eleventh House
People born with Pluto in the house of friendships experience spiritual regeneration by learning to cooperate and get along with others. Teach your child always: right reason, right motive, right cause, that his innate reformist impulse may always be to help and not to manipulate others. A burning zeal for the ideal world and a need to be part of a group of like-minded souls could be major factors in his makeup. He learns and grows through his efforts to help others and to make his inner vision into a reality, but could alienate friends by coming on too strong! Friends mean a lot to your child but even at an early age, you would do well to guide him away from those who would lead him astray. He may be highly individualistic, or conversely pulled by peer pressure. Teach him the virtue of standing up for the truth, even if that sometimes makes us unpopular!

Twelfth House: Sacrifice, Psychology, Acceptance

Twelfth House
The 12th house is called the house of endings. This house is considered "karmic" in that here, within the layers of the subconscious, are buried the records of the past. The 12th house relates to fears and "hidden enemies": fears born of past memories. Here to we also uncover hidden strengths and the courage and illumination to transcend our fears. The 12th house relates to the imagination. A child with many planets in the 12th house could be extremely imaginative but could be so sensitive as to withdraw. Music, meditation, dance and art are good ways to bring 12th house children out of the "retreats." The sign on the 12th house cusp can tune you into potential areas of vulnerability in your child's psychic make-up, hidden fears, as well as hidden talent waiting to be drawn out! The 12th house shows the inclination to sacrifice for others. Many or key planets in this house could signify a career in medicine, social work, or behind the scenes production.

Virgo on Twelfth House Cusp
Virgo energy is analytical and precise, always separating what is worthwhile and worth supporting from that which is outmoded and of no further use. The affairs of the house with Virgo on the cusp reveal the area of life in which the child seeks to serve, and/or where he may take a systematic and detailed approach.