9th House: Breaking Through Mental Limitations

9th House and Your Worldview 9th house is the frontier of your mind.  A smoothly functioning 9th house usually brings about a sense of optimism and ever expanding possibility for you to learn, grow and accomplish new goals.  A poorly functioning 9th house could lead to a sense of confusion, boredom, meaninglessness and even despair in extreme […]

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8th House: Overcoming Destructive Habits

8th House and the Habit of Comparison In psychological astrology, 8th house represents “other’s values and self worth.”  Considering the fact that 8th house is always opposite from 2nd house (representing your values and self worth), perhaps it’s only natural that people tend to compare themselves against each other in terms of their income, looks, status and possessions. A strong natal […]

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Saturn Synastry in Relationships: Gifts and Challenges

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Saturn in Synastry: Let’s Get Rid of Misconceptions After hearing so many astrologers talk negatively about Saturn, you may feel discouraged upon seeing Saturn in a synastry contact with your partner.  The fact is you don’t see many long lasting relationships without a significant Saturn synastry aspect. Saturn’s role is to create stability in your relationships […]

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Virgo – Pisces Axis: Complementary Perceptions

Virgo Pisces Axis: Workings of Your Mind Mutable signs represent the workings of your mind.  If Gemini-Sagittarius axis defines contrasting approaches to learning and information sharing, Virgo-Pisces axis outlines complementary perceptions with which to experience life.   Virgo and Pisces: 2 Types of Intellect Like the other mutable pair, Virgo and Pisces represent certain types […]

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Vocational Astrology: Moon and Work Satisfaction

Moon in Vocational Astrology In vocational astrology, natal Moon’s placement in your horoscope has much to do with what you need for work satisfaction (for a basic introduction on Moon signs related to your career, read Moon’s emotional need in the workplace.) Although you’ll always want to look at the entire horoscope for a full understanding […]

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Your Natal Mars: Keys to Passionate Creativity

Mars represents the thrill of the hunt, or the aliveness you feel when you are exerting all you have in order to win.  In your birth chart, it is your passion in motion. Mars Symbol: Keys to Creativity and Passion Mars symbol represents male sexual penetration.  Thus the energy Mars symbolizes is intimately tied to […]

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Relationship Astrology: Sun-Venus Aspect & Midpoint

Sun – Venus ASPECT: Too Sweet? In transit or solar arc, Sun-Venus contact suggests energized social and/or romantic activities.  Unless it occurs under a more serious long-term influence (e.g. Pluto, Saturn etc), we can expect this to be a pleasant period where you might spend more time enjoying other people’s company than usual. Natal conjunction […]

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Sun-Mercury Aspect & Midpoint in Astrology

Sun-Mercury ASPECT: Ego-Energy infusing the Thought System Sun represents the energy of your evolving self.  Mercury represents how you need to think and communicate in order to be effective. The two ‘planets’ in aspect evoke the feel of ego’s energy infusing the thought system. Sun conjunct Mercury: Idealization as a Defense Traditional astrology describes the […]

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Ascendant, 1st House and the Crisis of Identity

1st house, representing “identity,” is the focal point of the 4 Angular (1st, 4th, 7th, 10th) houses.  Poorly defined identity makes one feel awkward in social settings, and can limit career achievement because ambition cannot form on a weak ego.  If you do not have a secure identity, it may feel as if you aren’t […]

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