The following pages contain a brief evaluation of key elements of your birth chart, although it is by no means complete. Astrology can reveal many things about a person's life and personality, and you could study your chart for a lifetime without knowing the answers to all of your questions. The descriptions that follow will give you a "thumbnail" introduction to yourself through astrology.

In interpreting your chart, this report considers the sign of the planets and the north node in your chart, as well as their house placements. It also describes the sign of the Ascendant and the strongest aspects between the planets.

You may note that some of the following descriptions appear to contradict each other--and indeed we are all walking bundles of contradiction. If you examine yourself carefully, you will probably realize that you do in fact possess the qualities of both conflicting descriptions. Even though some parts of the reading may seem to clash, you will see that certain themes are repeated throughout the following pages. These are the ones that will become major issues in your life.

The readings stress that you are the ultimate decider of your fate. The stars may indicate the hand you were dealt at birth, but it is up to you to play that hand well enough to achieve your goals. Also, bear in mind that every "bad" aspect of a chart also has a "good" side. How it is expressed is really up to you. We tend to work at expressing ourselves more positively most of the time and only lapse into the negative behavior described when depressed, angry or scared. Or it is possible that some aspects may better describe your personality or behavior earlier in life. They may seem alien now because you have already worked through them.

A "Strength" number precedes each aspect description; this number takes into account how exact the aspect is, whether the aspect is a major or minor one, and whether an aspecting planet is close to one of the four chart angles. The higher the Strength, the more you are likely to feel the aspect and to act it out in your life.





Planets in Signs and Houses


Aries Ascendant

You enjoy being the leader in any project you undertake and are generally aggressive and outgoing. If you carry your aggressiveness to an extreme, you will act impulsively and rashly. This may even result in injuries, especially to the head or face. Don't be too hasty when taking action. Lay careful plans for your future and then implement them step-by- step. Others may consider you blunt and tactless at times, and it is not easy for you to compromise. You have a quick temper, but you rarely hold a grudge for any length of time. You may have strong reactions to the people you deal with and will either consider them friends or enemies; you see little gray area in between.

You are generally healthy; your main problem areas will be headaches and kidney problems. You don't like to take medication, and are very impatient with illness or pain. In order to better handle health problems (and everything else), you need to develop a more patient, placid approach to life.

Since the Ascendant has a great bearing on the physical appearance, you will have Aries features. Your hair is plentiful (although men may have a receding hairline or bald spot), you are usually slim, and you have sharp features. Your eyebrows are thick and bushy, and they may even grow together over the bridge of your nose. You are not naturally graceful, and your movements are rather quick and jerky.


Sun in Libra

And so she went on taking first one side and then another

and making quite a conversation of it altogether ...

She generally gave herself very good advice

(though she seldom followed it) ...

--Lewis Carroll

Although the symbol for the sign Libra is the scales, Libras seldom achieve balance. Like the scales, they dip first to one side and then the other, always seeking equilibrium but rarely finding it. They are very concerned about justice and doing what is right, yet their idea of what is right may change radically along with their moods. Libras pride themselves on their sense of social grace and prefer to hang around others who are similarly inclined. They love to surround themselves with beauty and prefer a peaceful, tranquil environment. Their voices are melodic and soothing, and they are very charming and romantic. Libras are usually physically attractive, and this ensures a wide choice of potential lovers.

Libras love to fall in love, and much of their time will be spent thinking of romantic matters. Yet many Libras have difficulty finding satisfaction in love because they are constantly weighing and balancing their partner in comparison to their ideal, which is very hard to live up to. They often allow themselves to be too guided by "oughts" and "shoulds" when judging a partner's desirability. Since they are so socially conscious, their partner must be an asset to them in the social arena. They would not tolerate crass or vulgar behavior from their mate, especially not in public.

It is often difficult for Libras to express what they consider to be negative emotions, such as anger, hatred, jealousy or intense desire, for such is contrary to the peace of mind they seek. Similarly, Libras don't like to admit that there are actually people they don't like. It's not polite or courteous. They will usually greet everyone with a smile, even those they can't stand. So Libra's emotions are frequently repressed, which can result in resentment and alienation.

Libras seek a relationship which will allow them to grow and develop; they will be bored with anything less. They have a strong desire for change and as a result may seem unstable to many people. If the lines of communication are open and their partner is sufficiently stimulating, they can build a model relationship. Otherwise, they will jump from one to another, learning to relate by trial and error.


Sun in the Sixth House

As a child you were probably quite shy and preferred to stay on the sidelines rather than jump into the midst of competition. Although you were very self-conscious in your youth, every task you undertook was done well--and you maintain and improve upon this quality as you mature. You expect perfection from yourself--and nothing less.

Since you are rather submissive in nature, you must be careful not to be dominated by others in your life. If you let them run your affairs, you will regret it and will be very unhappy in such relationships. Be more self-confident and less self- critical. If you think more of yourself, others' opinion of you will also be raised.

You have a gift for organizing your affairs and are willing to work hard for what you get. Business comes before pleasure, and you willingly delay a pleasure trip if there is work to be gotten out of the way first. You are quite serious about your long-range goals in life and exercise great self-discipline in achieving them. Be careful to maintain good health care and eating habits in order to avoid bad health.

In your love life, you prefer to have a steady, long-term relationship rather than to engage in a series of flings. Your lover must also be a loyal friend to you and must be trustworthy. The extremely outgoing, life-of-the-party types are not for you, although they may be attractive to you at first. Don't let your relationship get into a rut so that you become bored with your partner. Be sure that you introduce some variety into your love life.


Moon in Aquarius

With your Moon in Aquarius you are highly imaginative and should direct this energy into creative channels. You are very open-minded about the changing trends in society and can adapt quite easily.

Most of all you love to shock others with your opinions, which often violate taboos. You can see the need for old arbitrary restrictions to be cast aside. Freedom is very important to you, but you must sometimes remember to extend the same freedom to your partner.

You are a mixture of radical thought and conservative action and are sometimes plagued by anxiety and tension. Often you take on others' problems or causes without getting anything in return.

In relationships you seek a person who is somewhat unusual. You look for a companion who can share many interests with you. In business you need a stable partner who can make good practical use of your creative imagination and keep you grounded. Metaphysics and occult sciences are also of interest to you.

The one drawback of this moon placement is a tendency to gossip and spread rumors. Although this may be done with the best of intentions, you may not enjoy dealing with the consequences when you are identified as the source. Physically, your areas of weakness are varicose veins, eye afflictions and ulcers on your legs.


Moon in the Eleventh House

Your friends mean a lot to you, and you rely on them for support and encouragement. It is important that your friends be trustworthy, and you often become friends with your friends' friends, keeping to the circle that you feel comfortable with. Your closest friends are likely to be women, no matter which sex you are.

At times those around you may feel that you are being aloof and even cool. You are actually just being objective, and whether you are attentive or detached may depend largely on your mood. Try to be more consistent for your friends' sake, at least until they get to know and understand you.

Many of your attitudes and values were heavily influenced by your parents and other authority figures from your youth. As you grow and mature you must strive to adapt your belief system and your ideals to a new reality. Otherwise you will always be a child emotionally.

You are most attracted to a lover who has class and is of fine breeding, and you will do all you can to assist your lover in the climb to the top. This may seem like a selfish motivation on your part, but in reality you do want the very best for your loved ones. You thrive on an active social life, so it is important that your partner not be selfish and allow you your emotional freedom.


Mercury in Scorpio

You are highly perceptive and intuitive and have the ability to see through people's false pretenses. This placement of Mercury can also indicate an ability to succeed financially. You are very dexterous and are probably adept at fixing just about anything. Be sure your biting satirical wit does not become vicious criticism of others.

Sex is often on your mind, and if you're not careful you could become preoccupied with the subject. There is also a tendency to develop a sexy, earthy voice. One of the challenges with Mercury in Scorpio is to develop the self-discipline to focus less on sexual matters and more on the practical concerns of day-to-day life.

You are very private and secretive, and you reveal your deepest thoughts to no one. The unknown is intriguing to you, and you enjoy solving mysteries. You are also curious about the occult sciences and may be interested in experimenting with them. There is nothing wrong with this as long as your interest does not become obsessive and fanatical. You will be ever watchful for frauds or phonies and will reveal them whenever possible.

With your powerful mind, you understand how your thoughts create your reality. You are determined to achieve your goals and will not let obstacles stand in your way. Just remember that you tend to get back energy which is similar to what you put out. Any attempts on your part to manipulate or control others will usually backfire in the long run.


Mercury in the Seventh House

Traditionally, this placement of Mercury indicates that you are attracted to partners much younger than yourself. You get along well with others because you are a natural peacemaker. You seek the company of those you consider your intellectual equals, and you enjoy lively discussion. On challenging projects, you work best with others. You'll gain maturity by lessons learned through relationships.


Venus in Virgo

This is a rather difficult placement for Venus, since it indicates that you have some karmic lessons to learn around giving unconditional love and accepting loved ones as they are. The tendency with this placement is to become overly critical and to nit-pick at minor details. The more you learn to serve others selflessly, the quicker you will overcome this tendency.

Because you are so fastidious and pay close attention to detail, you would do well in a career which calls for thoroughness and organization. Your home is likely to be quite orderly, and you will expect others to respect your preference in this regard. You like to dress neatly and strive to make a good impression on those you meet.

You are a very careful and meticulous lover and need surroundings and atmosphere in love and sex that are comfortable. Although you are somewhat slow to arouse sexually, you go out of your way to please your lover. In your lover you appreciate superior technique, sensitivity and attention to detail.

Personal cleanliness is important to you, and you probably enjoy taking showers with your lover. You can be somewhat picky and critical of your partner, although it is sincerely done with the intention of helping them. Sexual tools can be fun for you if you will allow yourself to be so bold and spontaneous.


Venus in the Fifth House

You are sensuous and enjoy indulging in the pleasurable senses to the fullest possible extent. You enjoy surrounding yourself with beautiful art and music, and you may have creative talents in these areas. From an early age you were attracted to the opposite sex and are affectionate and loyal toward those you love. You have a talent for inspiring children and would be a stimulating teacher.


Mars in Libra

With Mars in Libra, you prefer peaceful social exchange rather than hot-tempered disputes. Yet, you also seek constant balance by arguing both sides of any situation. In an effort to survive in a world that is often less than peaceful, you must develop the art of negotiation and compromise. You are a natural at working in harmony with a team toward a common goal.

Since you are quite charming, you can often persuade others to see your side without having to resort to argument. You are highly intuitive and seem to know just how to "hook" people with your charm. Although you really don't want to manipulate or control anyone, all is fair in love and war.

You seek a certain amount of refinement and social grace in your partner. Appearances are important to you, and you are concerned about what others think of you. It is likely that your partner will be physically attractive as well as poised and tactful. You are very attentive and will go to extreme lengths to please your partner.

You often instigate change in your relationships and become bored quickly with any that become static. Just be sure that you do not provoke change just for the sake of change; learn to recognize which elements of your relationship should be preserved and which should be thrown out. It is important to you that any relationship you have maintain a quality of fairness.


Mars in the Sixth House

You are industrious and hard-working, and you have no patience for others who are less disciplined and efficient than you are. You enjoy a good day's work, especially if you can be in charge of the work crew. In fact, you would gain your greatest satisfaction from being self-employed. Remember to take time away from your work to relax. Mental stress can easily result in physical illness.


Jupiter in Taurus

With Jupiter in Taurus, you have a natural ability to apply yourself practically to earn and accumulate money. You are loving and sympathetic toward others, and you probably like to contribute to a charity of your choice. With your appreciation for the finer arts, you collect only those objects of the highest quality. You make a point to enjoy the finer things in life. Avoid a tendency to over-emphasize material possessions.


Jupiter in the First House

You are self-confident and optimistic, and you enjoy sports and travel. You are caring and protective toward loved ones, and they know they can depend on you when in need. Since you have the ability to inspire others with your enthusiasm, you are a natural born leader. Because you live life to the fullest, you should avoid over-indulgence, which can lead to weight problems.


Saturn in Taurus

Your caution, patience, concentration and willingness to work long and hard to achieve your goals have the potential to bring you great success. You are careful with your money and may over-emphasize material possessions if you're not careful. Those close to you may find you are sometimes hard to reach, since your feelings are usually controlled and your mood serious. Although you believe your career is the highest priority in your life, a stable home life will bring you the greatest peace of mind.


Saturn in the First House

You are reserved and serious, and even as a child you seemed older than others your age. It is possible that you were forced to take on adult responsibilities as a child and did not have much time to play with other children. You will encounter much hardship in life, and through this adversity you will discover your own self-worth. Avoid a tendency to become pessimistic and depressed in difficult times.


Uranus in Taurus


You are very practical and resourceful, and you enjoy acquiring material possessions. You attract others using your strong magnetism and charm, and your love life will have many unexpected ups and downs, as will your finances (both ruled by Taurus). Avoid a tendency to be stubborn and unbending. Share your good fortune with others.


Uranus in the First House

You are very independent and unconventional, and must be allowed a great deal of personal freedom. With your creative and innovative mind, you can find new and unusual ways of expressing old ideas. There is something unique about your personal appearance which sets you apart from others. You must learn to be more patient and to trust your strong intuition.


Neptune in Virgo


You absorb new information like a sponge and can apply it practically. You are scientifically oriented and may be skeptical of metaphysical or psychic matters. Your greatest satisfaction will come from serving those in need. Avoid a tendency to be critical of others.


Neptune in the Sixth House

You are extremely sensitive and compassionate; you would enjoy serving the less fortunate members of society in humanitarian ways. Because you are eternally idealistic, you may encounter dishonest people who take advantage of your trusting nature. You can be disorganized and have difficulty concentrating on tasks at work. Constantly taking on the problems of others can cause ill health.


Pluto in Leo


Your generation saw the birth of greater autonomy and self- rule among the world's nations, as well as the hippy movement. New labor-saving devices created more leisure time. Television entered our lives, and the entertainment industry mushroomed. You have a strong desire to creatively solve the world's problems.


Pluto in the Fifth House

You are highly creative and have unique and unusual talents and abilities. If you have children, they will be different and difficult for you to understand. It is hard for you to relax and enjoy any competitive game or sport because you take winning so seriously. Avoid approaching your love affairs with this same somber attitude, for it deprives you of the ability to have fun.


Capricorn Midheaven

You should find a career that takes advantage of your organizational ability. You work pragmatically and consistently, and pay attention to the little things that make a difference. You are very responsible in your career, displaying a high sense of duty. You are ambitious, but are willing to carry a large share of the load on your way to the top. Furthermore, you are not just a maintainer of the status quo or a reactor to events, but see in a clear-eyed way what needs to be done and will initiate action on your own.

Your choice of career typically displays an acknowledgement of financial and material realities. It may not be flashy, but it is secure and worthwhile. During your life, your patience may be tested by periods of loneliness, poor health, hard work, poverty, or problems with your marriage, children or aged dependents. You may feel that your road has been a lonely one without much assistance. If you give way to melancholy, you may become passive about your lot and suspiciously distrustful even of your friends. Alternately, stress can cause you to become cynical and ruthless. However, your greatest success will come in those areas where through long, hard work you complete tasks that others do not even attempt.

Occupations consistent with your material, ambitious style of work include executive, builder, real estate or agriculture worker, stockbroker, administrator, civil servant, computer scientist, academic, engineer, photographer, doctor, biologist, chemist, miner, metallurgist, or prolific author . For the most personal career guide, also consider the nature of any planets which fall in the 10th house or conjoin the Midheaven, the sign and house placements of Saturn, ruler of the Midheaven, and any aspects which other planets make to the Midheaven.


North Node in Libra

You live life with great enthusiasm and enjoy friendly competition. After spending many lifetimes selfishly seeking immediate gratification of your own needs, you must now learn to consider the effect your actions will have on others. Your greatest lessons in this life will be learned through relationships. The challenge is to focus your restless energy so that you can achieve harmony and balance. Be more aware of the needs of others, and you will learn to see things from their perspective and to compromise.


North Node in the Sixth House

In past lives you have sought to escape responsibility through drugs or alcohol and/or by becoming helpless so that others must take care of you. Now it is your turn to be of service to others. You are a natural born healer, although you may not be aware of this gift. At some point in this life you will work with hospitals or other institutions dedicated to serving the needs of society.


Planets in Aspect


Moon opposite Pluto (Strength: 06.34)

You have a rather suspicious nature and don't let others close to you too easily. If your partner does not feel as strongly about you as you do them, you will become deeply hurt and even vengeful. Emotional happiness does not come easy for you, and you experience a lot of pain along the way.

The source of this problem may go back to your childhood when you felt resentment and frustration over your parents' attempts to control your life. Perhaps you feel they punished you unfairly and you expect others to let you down in a similar fashion. So you launch preemptive strikes, to be sure you get them before they get you. This is not a good way to win friends and influence people.

You tend to defy anyone in a position of authority, even though you may find that your job requires you to deal with such. Be more aware of the emotional needs of others and watch that your actions do not hurt anyone else. At times you can be just plain hard to get along with.

Your sex drive is very high, and you must learn to exercise great discretion in choosing partners. Be sure that your partners' character is solid and that they can be trusted. You may tend to argue over money or "who's boss," and can be very aggressive in relationships. This can alienate even the most loving partner. There are times when being passive is appropriate (no matter whether you are a man or a woman).

Don't put so many demands on your lover and learn to compromise. If you take a look over your shoulder, you'll see that others are really not out to get you. Attract more desirable partners into your life; you get what you ask for.


Moon trine Mars (Strength: 06.11)

Your emotions are intense, and you may often funnel this intensity into creative projects. You have a large number of friends and enjoy good relationships with your loved ones. Because you are willing to compromise, others find you a pleasure to be around. You have mastered the art of relating to others and are able to be firm without being offensive or abrasive. On the rare occasions that you become really angry, you don't experience feelings of hate.

You respect the rights and privacy of others and expect the same in return. Because you are reasonably self-confident, it is not easy for you to be threatened by associates or competitors. You meet challenges with acceptance and determination to get through them. Because you are highly creative, this is usually not much of a problem. Others respect your coolness in times of crisis, especially children.

Children are especially drawn to you because you allow them to be the age they are and don't expect them to act like adults. You are warm and affectionate and don't suffer from hangups regarding rejection and insecurity. The only people you really avoid are those who are dishonest or insincere with you. Because you are emotionally independent, you find it easy to sever ties which are not beneficial for you.

You will be a good parent, although you may be somewhat permissive. You always give others a second chance when they "fail" you and don't expect perfection in those around you. You can see the good in everyone without concentrating only on the flaws they have.


Jupiter conjunct Saturn (Strength: 05.52)

This combination gives you an incredible potential for success as long as you are willing to work hard for it. The expansive (good luck) nature of Jupiter and the disciplined, structured qualities of Saturn combine to give you a definite advantage in terms of achieving your goals in life. Your determination and stick-to-it-iveness will help you overcome seemingly impossible odds against success.

Part of your secret of success is your ability to plan your moves very carefully. You have a clear image of your ambitions yet are realistic enough to know the responsibilities you must accept in order to reach them. You have a strong belief in yourself, yet you know your limits and are careful not to exceed them. You are willing to work hard for what you want and have the self-discipline to do so.

You don't like to take unwise risks, but rather approach your goals with a practical viewpoint. Therefore, you do not waste your time and energy on nonproductive tasks but apply yourself carefully to your goals. In a career you would do well in law, medicine, education, handling financial resources, or even in the ministry. Even though you have a talent for success, you also have patience for those who are less fortunate and want to help them in any way you can.

Reading is a great source of satisfaction to you because you constantly seek to increase your knowledge. You may even enroll in workshops or classes long after you have finished your degree in your chosen field. It is important to you that you keep abreast of the latest developments. This allows you to compete very efficiently with others.

Your biggest fault is your tendency to overwork. Be careful to allow yourself time to take a vacation--to get away from it all and unwind. Otherwise, you will do yourself bodily harm through physical and mental exhaustion. Your many tasks will still be there when you get back from a much-needed vacation, and the break will allow you to approach them from a fresh perspective.


Uranus trine Neptune (Strength: 05.51)

This aspect can be found in the charts of everyone who was born in the mid-1930s to mid-1940s. For this reason, all persons who were born during this time share its qualities, although they will not all manifest them in the same ways.

If you examine the history books to see what occurred during this time period, you will find that Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini and Emperor Hirohito dominated millions and changed the course of history. Therefore, this aspect is commemorative of the planetary apathy which allowed their horrendous acts to take place.

You and others who entered the world during this time hold the key to preventing a replay of this unfortunate time in history. Because you have the ability to see through dishonesty, it falls upon your shoulders to communicate your wisdom to humanity as a whole. You should refuse to support anyone in a position of power until you know all about them. And encourage others to challenge those in authority who do not listen to the input of the public they represent.

Because you were born at a time when the world was surrendering its power into the hands of a few ruthless tyrants, you cannot stand being told what to do with your life. You prefer to make your own decisions and to suffer the consequences, if any. You prefer to analyze all ideologies and philosophies for yourself rather than blindly accept anyone's dogmas or theories.


Mars sextile Pluto (Strength: 02.45)

You are driven by a powerful urge to know the truth and are very good at collecting and analyzing facts. Since you are so well informed, you are an articulate conversationalist and enjoy a good debate or heated discussion. You use drama in your discourse very effectively and would be a moving public speaker. This is especially the case if you are involved in a humanitarian cause or mission. You are impatient with social injustice and respect those who are doing something about it.

It is not difficult for you to ascertain others' motives in your dealings with people, and this gives you the upper hand if someone tries to deceive you. You expect frankness and open communication from those you deal with. You even respect your competitors if they can be direct and to the point instead of using subtle and indirect tactics.

Your physical desires are strong, although you require much more than sexual gratification in your long-term love relationships. The ideal partner would be one who could be your companion and friend as well as your lover. You always let your friends, family and lovers know exactly where they stand with you--and you will be clear about what you expect from them. At times you may need to practice more compromise in order to solve conflicts of interest.

You feel strongly about your objectives in life and must do more than just talk about them. Get involved and work to bring about your ideal. If you apply yourself, you can accomplish a great deal.


Moon square Mercury (Strength: 01.98)

You are very sentimental with loved ones and prized possessions. You often feel unappreciated, no matter how much you try to please those you love. In a way, this is a selfish attitude. You need to do things for others without expecting an equal return. You can get too wrapped up in yourself.

Your judgment is not always sound because you allow your feelings to interfere with your clear thinking. It is impossible for you to be impartial on anything, because you are overly sensitive. Fact and fiction seem to blend together at times and are hard for you to separate. You may have misunderstandings with others because of your paranoia about not being accepted.

Once you have learned to deal with these parts of yourself, you will be able to relate to others more easily and establish sound relationships. You would work well with children, as a teacher or counselor.

You don't like to be criticized and often feel that others are putting you down. Before reacting to this supposed criticism, examine whether in fact you are only being asked to back up your emotions with logic.

You are much more secure with those close to you than with strangers or new friends. You get along well at home but do not make outside friends easily. You don't like to have to adjust your life to accommodate others. You are stubborn and defiant when your opinions are challenged. Relax! The world is not against you. Try giving some of the sympathy and understanding that you are seeking.


Moon inconjunct Venus (Strength: 01.68)

This aspect shows that you give greater importance to the needs of others than to your own. You are always the first to make concessions, even though others are not expecting you to. You are not able to judge your own worth and the worth of others because of your intense emotional reaction to others. You need to detach yourself emotionally and then logically decide how competent and valuable you are.

Because you are naturally self-effacing and submissive, you attract others who would take advantage of your lack of self- worth. If it seems to you that others are constantly taking advantage of you, just remember that they cannot take anything from you which you do not freely give. In other words, you must simply learn to say "no" to others' needs more often and "yes" to your own.

Your extreme desire to please others can obscure your perspective of fairness. Don't allow coworkers to dump their unwanted duties and responsibilities on you, and don't be afraid to speak up when someone tries to take advantage of you. Remember to make it clear that you deserve to be compensated for your time and effort, and don't allow others to keep expecting you to help them as a favor.

In love relationships, you seem to attract partners who constantly demand that you prove your love to them. This often puts you, a "giver," in relationships with "takers." Again, remember to keep the scale more balanced in your dealings with others. Otherwise, you'll only end up feeling used, and you'll be right.


Sun opposite Ascendant (Strength: 01.65)

Relating to others is very important to you, and at times you may place the needs of your partner above your own. This can be an admirable trait as long as you don't get carried away. Be sure that your needs are also being considered in every decision you make. You feel lost and alone if you are not in a love relationship, and you will make your love life the major priority in your life. If you don't have a lover, you will still derive a great deal of satisfaction from a close and productive business partnership with someone whose needs are harmonious with your own.

Because you have a basic lack of self-confidence and a fear of rejection, you "try too hard" in your relationships in an effort to gain your partner's approval and acceptance. By expressing your own doubt about your capabilities, you are in fact "fishing for compliments" from others who might reassure you that you are special. In order to improve your job opportunities, you need to develop a more assertive attitude. You have to be willing to compete with others if you are going to achieve and maintain a successful position. This can be done with integrity and without conflict.

Some people with this aspect seem to pick fights and arguments with others. Perhaps this is one way to get to know yourself better, but certainly there are more peaceful methods to use. You have excellent communication skills and can use them to invoke either hostility or cooperation. The choice is yours.


Mercury square Pluto (Strength: 01.64)

One of your main lessons with this aspect is to develop self- discipline and the ability to focus your energies intellectually. Prolonged study is difficult and a strain for you, and in your early years you probably did not have good grades in school. However, you are very determined and willing to accept responsibility if others leave you alone to carry out your own projects.

You don't mince words when dealing with others, and they may find you harsh at times. This can alienate others and result in bitter feelings between you. You are very perceptive and intelligent but may at times be prone to pessimism and depression. You may swing wildly in your behavior from one extreme to the other. At times you will be brutally candid and at others you will be very diplomatic and sensitive to the feelings of others. For this reason it is difficult for you to form close relationships; your partner never knows what to expect next.

In a way you enjoy taking risks and may set up difficult situations as a test of your personal courage. Be careful not to overdo this, for you may encounter accidents, especially involving equipment which uses or contains pressure. It would not be a good idea for you to enter into a career which involves handling money, for you may take unnecessary risks. You should avoid getting into debt yourself, for this is an area of danger for you.

You would do well in a career as a detective, researcher, chemist, or medical practitioner. Before you can succeed in any career, however, you must learn to listen to your teachers and to accept advice and guidance. Pay close attention to detail in your work, for you are prone to overlooking important elements that you consider frivolous.

Avoid any temptation to manipulate others or control their lives. You have the ability to do so, but such actions will most certainly backfire. Learn to be more tolerant of others and to allow them to make their own mistakes and take whatever steps they feel are necessary for their own development.


Mercury opposite Saturn (Strength: 01.34)

You are very defensive and hold strongly to your opinion when it is challenged. Your intellectual capabilities are well developed, and you can accomplish anything that you set your mind to. Be careful not to "bend" the truth and deceive others in your efforts to succeed. If you do, you will lose friends and end up being alone and depressed.

Since you are a loner, you often overlook the importance of your friendships. You alienate others with your criticism and strategies and seem to be unwilling to just mind your own business and let them be who they are. If people don't hold the same opinions as you, allow them the freedom to express their own individuality.

Your greatest feelings of security will arise from a job well done. You could succeed in such fields as science, research, education, government, politics, architecture, conservation of natural resources, or accounting. If you can apply yourself to your career, you will become known as an expert in your field. Don't expect such recognition from co-workers but rather from the general public. Be careful that you don't become so engrossed in your work that you are not aware of what the competition is doing or miss opportunities that come your way.

Be sure to exercise caution in entering into contracts. Don't overlook the important details that can boomerang against you later. It may be best to hire an attorney or other advisor to help you with these tasks. Your reputation is very important to you, and you don't want to muddy it through misunderstandings and oversights.


Mercury opposite Jupiter (Strength: 00.86)

This aspect indicates that you are enthusiastic and intensely curious about everything, but that you seldom follow up in detail to use these qualities constructively. You may know a lot about a lot of things, but your information may not have come from the purest of sources. In order to avoid being embarrassed, be sure you know what you are talking about before you open your mouth.

Others may see you as a pompous "know-it-all" kind of person who wants to constantly show off what you know. But since your facts are not always the most reliable, you can easily get "busted" in your discussions with others. Try listening for a while instead of talking about your opinions all the time. This way you can avoid jumping to conclusions when your information is incomplete.

You have a gift of insatiable curiosity, but you need to supply the self-discipline to put it to good use. You are highly creative and have many skills, but you lack the patience to develop any one of them well. If you can develop the required self-discipline, you can excel in such areas as law, writing, education, and public relations. In your attempt to achieve your goals, remember to choose those which are reachable. Then when you attain them, you can set new ones that are higher still.

Be careful of agreements with others that are not put in writing. Since you tend to ignore the details and skip over the fine print in contracts, you could set yourself up for legal problems. Hire a trustworthy legal advisor to handle your business affairs--it's worth the expense.

In your personal life you are quick to jump to conclusions about how others feel about you. Allow a relationship to mature before deciding what the other person's motivations are. Be honest with yourself, and others are more likely to be honest with you.