A Solar Writer Report
for Walt Disney
Written by Stephanie Johnson
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Prescott, AZ 86304-0672
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Chart Point Positions: Walt Disney
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"There are stars whose radiance is visible on earth though they have long been extinct. There are people whose brilliance continues to light the world though they are no longer among the living. These lights are particularly bright when the night is dark." -- Hannah Senesh
This report has been written to introduce you to the concepts of astrology and how to get started with a child's natal chart. Astrology is a complex and meaningful science which takes years to study and apply successfully; however, we would like to whet your appetite with this report, and encourage you to deepen your understanding through other means.
Astrology is a study of the connection between planets and life on Earth. It is based on a concept that energy patterns form between other planets and Earth and that these energies affect our lives as individuals and communities.
An astrological chart, also known as a horoscope, natal chart, or birth chart, records the relationship between the planets and the signs of the Zodiac. Charts can be calculated for the birth of a person, a community, an event or anything that seems momentous. The horoscope is as individual and unique as a fingerprint.
The aim of this report is to act as a guide for parents and mentors of children. All parents want the best for their children. We want our children to live happy and fulfilled lives. All mentors and teachers would like to see children reach their full potential. This can be achieved by recognising and accepting each child's individual gifts and weaknesses. In accepting these traits, we can help our children overcome obstacles and provide them with as many opportunities as possible to develop their talents.
The journey from babyhood to adulthood is full of joys and challenges. This report is intended to help parents and mentors to support and encourage their children through the difficult times and to provide them with as much love and joy as possible. Then childhood can become a true foundation for a rewarding and joyful adult life. Both children and their parents can be satisfied with a strong and healthy emotional bond, happy memories and many possibilities for future success.
When using these interpretations, please bear in mind that, inevitably, every chart will contain some contradictory influences and, as a result, certain interpretations of different items in the same chart may seem difficult to reconcile. However, this may still be an accurate reflection of a child's chart, as it is likely that any child will experience conflicting desires, events and circumstances in their life. Usually it is the responsibility of an astrologer to synthesise these apparent contradictions in order to present a cohesive and meaningful interpretation of the dilemmas of the chart. Any advice given is meant to be an aid and the author and publisher accept no liability for any adverse effects of this report.
Family and Friends
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage."
-- Lao Tso
The Moon tells you about your children's emotional nature and basic needs. It is also the key to how they experience intimacy in relationships. The Moon tells you about your children's relationship with their mother, how they experience their mother's nurturing. As a result it can also give you insights on how to best nurture your children as babies and maturing young adults. When a child feels safe and has their basic needs met, they are better able to achieve their goals later in life.
The Moon is in Libra
Walt is a delightful baby and a charming child. His parents enjoy Walt from the moment he is born. This is fortunate because Walt needs to establish a secure and loving relationship with his parents from early in his life. This early interaction with his parents forms a basis for all future relationships. Of course this is true for many children, however; Walt is particularly sensitive to relationships. People are important to him. Therefore as Walt grows up he is eager to please other people, going out of his way to smooth over problems and create harmony.
Walt is a beautiful child, and quite the little diplomat. Of course Walt's need to please other people can be problematic if taken too far. Walt's parents need to teach him to look after himself as well, rather than focusing only on other people's needs and wishes. Walt may have some artistic talents, which provide a source of joy and comfort. For this reason Walt's parents may like to provide access to musical instruments, art equipment, dance lessons and other artistic activities at an early age. Walt also enjoys living in a beautiful environment, appreciating beautiful ornaments in his room, harmonious music and a creative play environment. Walt is likely to value books, ornaments, clothes and other objects for their beauty, wanting to hold on to possessions long past their use-by date.
The Moon is in the 1st House
Walt is a sensitive child, ideally thriving in a warm and loving home environment. Walt is particularly sensitive to his mother's moods. To a certain extent all children are sensitive to their mother's mood swings; however, Walt is like a finely tuned instrument, upset at the slightest imbalance. Therefore it is important that he receives as much tender loving care from his mother as is possible. If circumstances dictate that mother is unable to provide this emotional sustenance, then perhaps another female family member can be called on. For this reason any form of early childcare also needs to be carefully investigated.
It is important that Walt is exposed to positive, supportive influences as much as possible. Even with the most warm and loving care, Walt is likely to be shy in his early childhood. This is not a cause for concern, but rather Walt's natural instinct helping him learn how to protect himself from potential problems. Left to his own devices, Walt soon learns which situations are safe and fun and which are troublesome. A little clinging to mother's apron strings early in life can be a positive thing in some cases. Of course this may depend on the sign of Walt's Moon. A child with a Moon in Leo, Sagittarius, Libra, Gemini or Aquarius may be more extroverted than a child with a Moon in Aries, Pisces, Scorpio, Cancer, Virgo, Taurus, or Capricorn. Either way, Walt innately knows when he wants to join in and when he doesn't. Walt may also be content to play on his own, seemingly ignoring other children. Again this can be a comfort to Walt if left to rely on his own resources rather than pushed into uncomfortable situations. Music may be a great source of comfort, helping to soothe Walt during unsettled emotional moments. Walt may also benefit from having a room of his own from a young age.
Other influences in Walt's birth chart determine the extent to which he is likely to achieve maternal support. If all is well then Walt develops a close and loving bond with his mother, or an important mother figure, which augurs well for the rest of his life. Walt is a unique individual with unique talents. Early support within the family helps Walt feel comfortable with his unique way of perceiving the world thus making a positive contribution to society and living a happy and fulfilled life as an adult.
The planet Venus describes your children's personal relationships with family and friends. Like a Moon, Venus is important in describing how your child prefers to interact. This planet also gives vital information about your child's receptivity to love. This is important because a child feels loved in different ways. Some children feel cherished when loved ones are paying them lots of attention, whereas others feel most loved when given the freedom to go their separate ways. Therefore gaining an understanding of the planet Venus in your child's chart can give you insights into how to encourage rewarding relationships with family and friends.
Venus is in Capricorn
The planet Venus is not very comfortable in the sign of Capricorn. Therefore, relationships with Walt's nearest and dearest could prove to be somewhat of a challenge. The other aspects of his birth chart determine just how much of a test it is for Walt to relate to friends and family. A child with the Sun in Sagittarius, Aquarius or Pisces is likely to fare better than a child with the Sun in Capricorn or Scorpio. Either way Walt is likely to be somewhat reticent in his most intimate relationships, always holding a part of himself in reserve.
Walt loves people, but has difficulty opening up his true feelings. Fortunately young Walt is also likely to enjoy his own company. Otherwise he could be quite lonely. Walt also enjoys the company of older people and benefits from associations with older members of the family, or next-door neighbours. He may spend part of his childhood taking care of someone older, and perhaps infirm. This responsibility hinders the normal childhood activities, but provides a rich source of wisdom for Walt later in life.
Parents need to encourage young Walt to have fun, even if it is in quiet and solitary activities. Walt is more likely to have one or two friends with shared interests, rather than a whole tribe of social contacts. For this reason Walt may also enjoy pursuits such as woodwork, carpentry, sculpture and building model kits rather than joining in the local sports team. Once again this does depend on other parts of his birth chart.
Venus is in the 5th House
Walt is a light-hearted and fun-loving child, who enjoys interacting with other children and family members. Family and friends enjoy Walt's company. There is no shortage of people wanting to take little Walt on outings. Walt particularly enjoys any activity linked with beauty or art such as being able to dress up in beautiful clothes or going out to a colourful theatre performance. He may have a talent for music, art, dance, theatre or an artistic craft. This depends on the sign of Venus. A child with Venus in the signs of Leo, Pisces, Libra or Taurus is more likely to have an artistic bent. A child with Venus in the other signs of the zodiac is more likely to express this creative streak in a different manner.
Walt enjoys playing games and having fun, perhaps avoiding taking part in his share of the daily chores. Little Walt is either too busy entertaining himself or too focused on his own creative projects to respond to other people's demands. Although Walt likes to play with other children, he is not so keen to share his belongings. He prefers to make the most of his friend's resources rather than share his own. Parents need to teach young Walt the benefits of sharing. However, this is a minor point. On the whole, Walt is an easy-going child with a penchant for having the finer things in life.
Talents and Schooling
"Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth." -- Mark Twain
The Sun represents your child's identity. It describes your child's basic personality traits and their talents. It also tells you how your children think of themselves; how they need to express themselves; how they need to shine in their lives; how they feel alive. It is the centre of a child's self-expression. The Sun can also tell us about a child's father.
The Sun is in Sagittarius
Walt has a sunny personality and is eager to explore the world. As a baby, Walt is restless, keen to take part in new activities. For this reason he may learn to crawl, walk, talk and read earlier than his peers. Walt is born to enjoy life. Life is an adventure playground for junior Walt. He needs plenty of room to move, preferring large open spaces to small closed ones. If Walt's home is not spacious, then allowing young Walt to gallop around parks and playgrounds can provide hours of fun. Picnics also give Walt the breathing space needed in order for him to explore his environment. Whatever the avenue of exploration, Walt's parents need to give him plenty of independence within safe limits.
Walt may be an extroverted child taking pleasure in sharing his exploits with other children. However, it is also possible that he is quiet and withdrawn, preferring to explore the imaginary realms through books, libraries, television and other electronic media. Young Walt has lots of questions about the world and how it works including the big questions such as "Who is God?" and "Where is God?" Books may also open a whole new world of learning. The parents' challenge is to give Walt a long rein teaching caution. The key element is that Walt has the liberty to explore. If restricted, Walt may respond negatively to authority figures, or anyone who tries to impose limitations. This is particularly true for his father or any male mentor or teacher.
Walt may also baulk at the confines of timetables, school bells and homework. For this reason parents, particularly his father or any male mentors and teachers, would do better to offer Walt several choices rather than to impose one preferred method. Walt's reaction to structured activities depends on other aspects of his birth chart. On the whole he is a sunny young child who loves nothing more than enjoying new adventures. Walt's talents lie in his ability to teach other people how to explore life to the full. For this reason teaching or running a travel agency may seem creative outlets later in life. He may also be a gifted sportsperson.
The Sun is in the 3rd House
Walt loves stimulation. As a baby he enjoys colourful surroundings and interacting with siblings or other children. Baby Walt delights in lots of eye contact and "conversations" with other people. He is likely to learn to walk and talk earlier than other children, and enjoys reading from a young age. Walt loves books, magazines, films, videos and computers, anything that helps stimulate his vivid imagination. He may also enjoy writing, drawing, and painting.
Early childhood education is important. Parents and mentors need to carefully choose the right school to ensure that Walt is encouraged to express himself. In this way he can grow and learn and properly develop his talent for exchanging ideas and information. Walt blossoms with the right education. Neighbours may also play a prominent role in young Walt's development, encouraging him to further develop his talent for learning and sharing information. Walt loves the world of ideas and is likely to ask "why?" many times. On the whole Walt enjoys interacting with his siblings. If he is an only child, then other children in the neighbourhood are likely to take the place of siblings.
Although talkative Walt may prefer the company of one or two people rather than crowds. This depends somewhat on the sign of his Sun. A child with the Sun in the sign of Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Leo or Sagittarius is more likely to be gregarious; whereas a child with the Sun in Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn or Aries is more likely to enjoy interacting on a one-to-one basis. Either way Walt enjoys company.
The planet Mercury describes your children's intellectual abilities. The sign and placement of Mercury can describe whether or not your child finds it easy to concentrate at school. Your child may be a daydreamer or have great concentration. Your child may be shy or interact easily with other people. Either way it is possible to boost your child's self-esteem by choosing study methods and schooling that suits their needs rather than forcing them to fit into an alien environment. Gaining an understanding of the planet Mercury can help in these matters.
Mercury is in Scorpio
Walt is a resourceful child with an investigative mind. He is a deep thinker, constantly questioning the workings of objects and the hidden meaning of human relationships. Little Walt really prompts those around him to search their knowledge for suitable answers to his penetrating queries. In fact young Walt's questions can cause embarrassment because no topic is taboo. Sex, death and metaphysical matters all hold a certain fascination. Family skeletons tend to come out of the closet when young Walt is around. Alternatively, Walt likes to have secrets of his own. Parents and mentors need to be patient when Walt is quiet and withdrawn. He prefers to spend time on his own when upset, mulling over a problem in his mind. He is likely to respond adversely if pressured to explain what is concerning him. Given time, Walt's frowns eventually become smiles.
The ease of Walt's entry into formal schooling largely depends on other aspects of his birth chart. However, he is likely to enjoy schooling more if he can get some individual attention or is given the freedom to work alone on his tasks. Walt really enjoys taking his time on a project. Walt's scholarly skills are likely to improve as he matures. His penetrating mind and research skills mean that he really enjoys books, libraries, computer resources and laboratories.
Mercury is in the 3rd House
Little Walt likes to talk. Well actually he doesn't know when to stop talking. Parents sometimes feel overwhelmed by Walt's insatiable curiosity and the constant plea of "Why?". Walt is highly intelligent. He is born with a yen for information and seems to be compelled to learn as much as he can during childhood. Parents and mentors need to nurture Walt's budding intellect. This can be done in several ways. Firstly, it is important for parents to always answer any questions, no matter how discomforting, as honestly as possible. Little Walt knows when a parent, mentor or teacher is telling lies. Even as a youngster Walt is intuitive. This is particularly true for a child with the planet Mercury in the sign of Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces. Parents also need to provide plenty of opportunities for Walt to learn such as providing a plentiful supply of books, enabling access to the latest technology and gaining admission to community resources such as libraries and museums. Walt likes to have access to the local neighbourhood resources. He also learns a great deal from his siblings, if he has them. As Walt develops with love and support of friends and relatives, he gains wisdom. As an adult Walt is likely to use this wonderful wisdom as a scholar, writer, editor, teacher or counsellor, depending on other aspects in his birth chart.
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -- Eleanor Roosevelt
The Ascendant, or Rising Sign as it's sometimes called, is considered to be an important component of an astrology chart. Ancient astrologers believed that the Ascendant depicted a person's primary motivation. Some believed that it was one of the links to discovering what makes a person happy. It could be said that when we're accomplishing our primary motivation then we're happy. By gaining knowledge of a child's Ascendant and discovering this child's primary motivation in life, parents and mentors can then help them achieve their goals. Caring adults can encourage the child with love and support. In turn your child experiences a sense of happiness and fulfilment.
The Ascendant is in Virgo
Young Walt is likely to wait until he feels comfortable before pursuing his goals and to depend on other people to take the initiative. Virgo is a Mutable sign denoting versatility, flexibility, adaptability, sensitivity, restlessness, indecision and anxiety. However, it is also an Earth sign indicating a need for stability and a slow, practical approach to most things.
As a baby Walt is likely to respond well to a routine being set very early. He may be a fussy eater, therefore solid foods would be best introduced in a slow and methodical manner. As a young child Walt is quiet and reserved, perhaps preferring solitary games and activities rather than social interaction. Parents can gently encourage friendships with one or two other children, rather than pushing for large parties and group activities.
Walt likes a hygienic environment and is likely to be neat, easily learning how to look after his toys and tidy his room. Walt's primary motivation is to establish order and complete practical tasks. Walt's parents can help him achieve his goals by providing an easy-going, ordered and clean environment in which Walt can develop. This is a child who already strives for perfection and needs to be reminded to relax and be less self-critical.
Ambition and drive, like many traits, can be powerful positive forces in your children’s lives, helping them achieve their dreams. Too much ambition can hinder your child’s ability to collaborate. On the other hand, without motivation your child may not be able to establish a healthy sense of self and successfully leave home and family. Studying Mars, the planet of drive and energy, assists parents and mentors. Mars describes vitality in your child’s birth chart. If our children are free to pursue their own dreams and ambitions, their joie de vivre is a wonderful thing to see. By understanding the placement of Mars in your child’s chart, you can help support their goals. You gain insight into whether or not your child lacks motivation in certain areas and why. You can also see if your child has an excess of passion. As a result you can either patiently try to motivate your child, or you can provide plenty of stimulation and direction.
Mars is in Capricorn
The planet Mars is strong in the sign of Capricorn. The drive and energy of Mars combines well with the reliable sign of the Goat. Therefore young Walt is an industrious child, enjoying any task that demands concentration. Walt is quite remarkable in his ability to work steadily to achieve his ambitions. Walt seems to understand, from a young age, the satisfaction of a job well done. Parents and mentors are amazed at Walt's maturity when it comes to completing responsibilities. Walt has self-discipline, ambition and the ability to discern what is needed to complete a task. Therefore he can be relied on to do well at school. He rarely needs to be reminded to settle down to homework, tidy his room or to set goals. Of course, this does depend somewhat on other aspects of Walt's birth chart. However, it is likely that he is a practical youngster, capable of setting his own targets and having the motivation and ability to achieve them.
Walt is the type of child who is likely to be bringing home school awards and club trophies at a young age. Parents and mentors need to ensure that Walt does make some time for fun-filled activities. He may be so busy attaining objectives, that he has left little time for socialising. In other words, he has an over-developed sense of responsibility. It is also important that young Walt is able to choose his own interests. Otherwise there is a risk that he may try to please a parental figure, rather than follow his own ambitions. Left to his own devices, Walt succeeds in his own aspirations and enjoys the fruits of his rewards.
Mars is in the 4th House
Walt enjoys a noisy household. Some children delight in a peaceful routine, but not young Walt. He prefers action and variety. In fact he is likely to be very disruptive when the household is quiet, creating disturbance to alleviate boredom. Parents and mentors need to provide stimulation around the home. A large garden with challenging outdoor activities could prove beneficial. These could include a trampoline, swimming pool, play house and play equipment. Walt benefits from a demanding hobby at home. Parents, if so inclined, could also plan a hectic social calendar with a constant flow of houseguests. Walt may enjoy camping trips, even delighting in setting up a tent in the back garden. With very best of intentions parents are still likely to clash with young Walt. He seems determined to do things his own way no matter what advice is given by caring parents, particularly his father. This can be very frustrating for both Walt and his parents and mentors. Walt does need parental support, but seems to aggravate situations with a fiery and rebellious attitude. He needs plenty of patience and understanding, while being taught how to resolve conflict in a positive manner. Ancient astrologers believe that planets in the 4th house can be a portent of great achievement. Therefore, with the right foundation in life, young Walt is likely to achieve his personal dreams.
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wouldn't it be ideal if we could isolate one trait in our personalities, capture it in a glass for observation and dissection? Of course this is not possible. Neither is it possible for us to isolate one part of a birth chart. The different aspects of our children's birth charts intermingle in a complex manner to make the little person that we know and love. However, it is possible for us to influence the development of our children, to support them in their journey. The aim of this section is to give vital clues for parents and mentors on how to guide, but not coerce, the development of your child.
Mars is Square The Moon
The combination of the planet Mars and the Moon is fiery and emotional. Young Walt is likely to have plenty of energy and determination from a young age. A lively child, he delights in exploring new activities. He is independent and does not need the company of other children to keep him amused. Parents delight in the initiative shown by young Walt. They may not be so delighted by Walt's tendency for temper tantrums. Walt really knows how to throw a tantrum. These fits of temper are mostly likely to erupt when Walt's path is obstructed or when his desires are opposed. The positive note is that these outbursts are likely to erupt in a flash and disappear just as quickly. The irony of this situation is that Walt is particularly sensitive to other people's anger, in particular his mother's or other important women in his young life. Walt may also react more strongly to mother's attempts to instil discipline, rather than parenting efforts of father. It is also possible that mother has a temper of her own and clashes with her young charge.
Walt benefits most when independence is encouraged. He needs freedom within safe boundaries. Walt also needs to be encouraged to express his emotions in an appropriate manner. Walt enjoys activities which provide an outlet for his abundant energy. Individual sports, outdoor games or martial arts may be of benefit.
Jupiter is Square The Moon
On the whole Walt is an amiable baby and a co-operative child. He finds pleasure in his relationship with his parents, in particular his mother or other important women in his young life. In return Walt receives much affection and many favours from mother and other people.
Walt is a favoured child. However, there is also a tendency for this combination of the planet Jupiter and the Moon to indicate a spoilt child, one who has been overindulged by his parents, in particular by his mother or another important woman. It is important for Walt's parents to apply a firm and loving hand. This is particularly true for Walt's mother and influential adult women. Otherwise Walt can become greedy for both attention and gifts, and perhaps even a little lazy, lacking in self-motivation.
Fortunately astrologers consider the planet Jupiter to have a beneficial affect in birth charts. Therefore, with a little discipline it is likely that Walt finds life rewarding, passing with ease through each new stage of childhood with very little effort on the part of his parents.
Saturn is Square The Moon
Walt needs lots of love and affection. He is a sensitive child, seemingly fated to struggle with at least one adversity in his young life. This could start when Walt is a baby. Perhaps he is born during a difficult time for either his mother or father, resulting in a lack of parental support. While this is understandable it is also emotionally painful for young Walt. On the other hand it is possible that Walt is a fretful baby, failing to thrive for a short period of time. Another possibility is that Walt sails through babyhood, but as a young child the family suffers a setback that has a serious effect on young Walt. While this may be of some concern to parents, most challenges in life have a positive outcome. Whatever the challenging circumstances, young Walt initially may feel insecure in his little world, despite the best parental intentions. Much of this depends on other influences in Walt's birth chart.
With other positive influences, Walt may be quietly confident and somewhat serious. Either way a firm and loving hand and a warm environment can help Walt overcome adversity and consequently feel secure and gain confidence. Criticism is to be avoided at all costs, because Walt is more sensitive to harsh words than other children. Instead, parents need to do all that they can to boost Walt's self-esteem so that he can mature into a confident adult. As Walt matures, he overcomes adversity. He learns the advantages of hard work and self-discipline. The positive side to early-life difficulties is that Walt has the wisdom of experience, and outstrips other children in his achievements. This combination of the planet Saturn and the Moon is an important one in astrology. In some cases, it simply acts to tone down other influences in a child's birth chart. For instance, a fiery child may seem more introverted under this influence. For a full explanation of the likely outcome of this combination it is best to visit a qualified astrologer.
Uranus is Conjunct The Sun
Now here's a child who likes to be independent. As baby Walt craves the stimulation of an active household or a change of environments. This trait continues throughout his childhood and into adulthood. An outspoken child he enjoys both the pleasures of playing on his own as well as having company. Walt particularly enjoys his relationship with his father, or a father figure. An intelligent child, reading and learning are important; however, he needs to be given plenty of freedom to explore and experience things for himself.
Walt does not respond well to a strict regime or to being forced to read certain types of books. This is a child who wants to explore all kinds of knowledge. He also enjoys spending time with his father, watching and learning his activities, as well as being taught by him. It is even possible that Walt's father has an unusual occupation or hobby that can be enjoyed together. Walt's father, or a close father figure, plays an important role in his life, although he too may be independent. Although it may not be often, when they are together Walt and his father enjoy each other's company.
Pluto is Opposite The Sun
Walt is a powerful child, challenging himself and those who love him to stand up and take notice of life's abundance. He is curious and keen to explore new territory. If extroverted then young Walt is likely to end up in trouble as a result of his curiosity and resulting adventures into the outside world. He is a real character, a regular Tom Sawyer or Pippi Longstocking. However, a more introverted child may simply enjoy spending time on his own studying the inner workings of toys, nature and/or household equipment.
From the moment of birth Walt's father plays a pivotal role in his life. His childhood relationship with father, or a strong father figure, determines the extent to which he feels able to carve his own niche later in life. Walt is likely to adore his father as a young child. As the patriarch of the family he earns the respect of those surrounding him. A growing child keenly notices this. However, there may be a time when this adoration is transformed by a sense of betrayal. This is not necessarily within father's control. No one can live up to God-like expectations. However, he can make sure that Walt feels supported as much as possible.
Both Walt and his father have strong personalities and therefore they clash, each determined to express their own views or have their own way. It is important that Walt's father shows self-restraint, otherwise these clashes could become violent. He needs to ensure that young Walt is kept safe, away from emotional, verbal and physical abuse. In other words Walt's father needs to provide a safe environment in which he and Walt can both assert their own wills and gain greater understanding of themselves and each other. If this is not achieved then young Walt loses a sense of his own identity and cowers in the face of adversity. He eventually rebels, probably in his teenage years. However, if Walt's father can allow him the freedom to develop his own powerful personality then young Walt is likely to develop great personal power, the ability to lead others and to achieve his own goals.
The theme of death can also play an important role under this influence. Young Walt is both more sensitive to the grief process and also more able to grow in strength through this process, be it the death of a family member or the death of a pet.
Saturn is Semisquare Mercury
Now here's a child who needs a lot of approval and support, particularly from his father or an important male mentor. The more love and kindness that Walt receives, the more he is able to express himself in his daily life with confidence. The reason for this is that the combination of the planets Saturn and Mercury can be a difficult one, presenting some pitfalls in early childhood development. In other words young Walt may face difficulties in his ability to learn and communicate. This, in turn, affects his self-confidence.
Walt may be shy, preferring the safety of his home rather than venturing out and about. Walt could be slow to talk and read. Perhaps school seems a bit overwhelming to young Walt. He prefers to spend time reading in his own room rather than socialising with his friends. Walt is sensitive to criticism, particularly any harsh words from his father or a prominent male member of the family. On the other hand Walt slowly blossoms when praised by his father. He also responds well to a male mentor's patient words of wisdom. With calm handling Walt gradually gains self-understanding and a wisdom that is beyond his years. Another positive note is that most of Walt's learning difficulties are experienced in his early youth. As he matures, social and communication skills and study becomes easier. It is almost as if Walt is born with a greater intelligence that needs to be carefully nurtured during childhood in order for it to be fully expressed as he matures.
As Walt grows older, he is likely to excel in a specialised subject of his choice. His selection of topic depends on other aspects of his birth chart. Parents need to make sure that Walt is able to choose his own study topics as much as is possible. Excessive parental control could have a detrimental effect, eroding Walt's budding self-confidence. It is interesting to note that the famous scientist Albert Einstein experienced learning difficulties at school, and yet later rose to prominence in his field. Einstein had a powerful combination (conjunction) of the planets Saturn and Mercury in his birth chart. The strength of this association depends on the nature of the astrological link. Parents may wish to consult an astrologer for further information.
Uranus is Semisquare Venus
Walt needs plenty of liberty to express his independence. Naturally inquisitive, he does not like to be tied down, but prefers to be free to explore his own interests. As such Walt's parents need to be very flexible with routines and social engagements.
Walt is easily bored and liable to get into trouble until he learns some self-control. He is a unique little individual with many and varied interests and friends. Walt also has a tendency to act first and think later. This results in some exciting, if somewhat risky, adventures and activities. These may involve electricity, chemistry, fireworks or some sort of experiment with a difference. He can enjoy adventures on his own but usually he likes to involve his friends in his escapades. Parents need to direct Walt's excess energy into lively, but safe, activities. Benefits can be gained from enrolling young Walt in children's sports or social clubs.
One of the major challenges facing young Walt is to learn to consider the needs of family and friends. Young Walt tends to ride roughshod over loved ones in his efforts to satisfy his own desires. In fact, Walt is wilful and rebellious. Parents need to walk a fine line between supporting Walt's need for independence and teaching him to co-operate with others. As Walt grows older, he needs to be free to choose his friends and some of them might be quite unusual. Any interference from his parents is likely to be met with mutiny. Parents would be well advised to give Walt his freedom, only taking a firm line if his friendships are particularly unsavoury. He enjoys many different friends during the course of his childhood. It takes some time for him to learn the value of commitment. This depends, of course, on other aspects of his birth chart. In rare cases this combination of the planets Venus and Uranus can indicate a child who has a very unusual hobby or pastime that replaces his need for playmates.
Neptune is Quincunx Venus
Walt is imaginative and creative but has difficulty expressing himself. His parents need to be a source of comfort and support as young Walt develops, as well as inspiring him to find his passion. He is a sensitive soul in a harsh world, and needs help in practical matters. Walt is happiest when spending time with loved ones or when absorbed in a creative project. He adores passing time with family and friends, but is particularly drawn to his mother or grandmother. He yearns to spend as much time as possible with his mother. At times he is able to enjoy such quality time, but the demands of a daily schedule and mother's responsibilities means that Walt is sometimes disappointed. He needs to be taught about realistic expectations. Otherwise he grows up with unrealistic expectations of loved ones. Walt can be encouraged to help with household chores, while being given plenty of time to develop his imagination with books to read and outings.
Walt delights in escaping outdoors on nature trips such as visits to the park and the beach. He also enjoys reading stories about fairies, goblins, dragons and other such mythical beings. In fact Walt is delighted by any activity that enables him to visit imaginary realms. Parents and mentors also need to find some positive outlets for Walt's imagination and talents. Art, music, dance, and the theatre may prove to be highly beneficial. History, religion, metaphysics, photography and philanthropy may also appeal to the maturing Walt. At times young Walt may appear to be a little lost soul, but parents need not worry. As Walt matures and discovers his true passion, he shines.
Jupiter is Conjunct Mars
Walt is self-confident and active, with a seemingly endless supply of energy. He is eager to take part in most activities and has plenty of initiative and courage. He knows what he wants and how to achieve his desires. A born leader, Walt also shows his playmates how to start and complete projects. Adults notice that Walt is likely to excel in leadership roles and business later in his life. He enjoys playing active games and can often be found outdoors in rain or shine. His natural optimism and sunny nature seems to attract positive attention wherever he goes. Sometimes Walt goes a little overboard in his efforts to achieve his goals, but this is a minor problem. Parents need do little to encourage Walt through his various stages of childhood, but rather need only offer a steadying hand or an occasional word of advice. Walt may enjoy an active pet to accompany him on his various antics. He may also benefit from joining a sports team as an outlet for his abundant stamina.
Saturn is Conjunct Mars
Young Walt knows how to work and achieve. He has a serious side to his nature that is obvious from a young age. This is because safety and peace of mind play an important role in Walt's childhood development. He needs to feel secure and is likely to play his part in achieving a sense of accomplishment and security. While other children are out playing Walt is often at work. He is organised, hard working and honest with an ability to work methodically towards his goals. This is quite unusual in a young child. It is important for parents to ensure that Walt is working to achieve his own desires rather than taking responsibility for others in the family. There is a temptation for less responsible members of the family to rely on young Walt. Parents, in particular his father, need to encourage Walt to have fun. Walt is a practical child and may find it difficult to be frivolous and playful.
It is important that young Walt is able to enjoy the carefree side of childhood. The more support that he receives from his father, or an important father figure, the easier Walt finds to adjust to the different stages of childhood development. He may achieve a prominent position in [his/her/1 career later in life or prove adept in running [his/her/1] own business later in life.
”When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” -- Mark Twain “Bringing Up Father”
This report has been written from a child’s point of view with the aim of helping parents and mentors better understand their youngsters. Of course, each person is ultimately responsible for their own actions, but the support that children get early in life goes a long way to helping them live rich and rewarding adult lives. Children need to be given the freedom to be their true selves rather than being forced to live up to parental expectations or to fulfill parents’ own personal journeys. They need their parents to live their own lives to the full, joyously and responsibly. Above all children need love and support. What great gifts and what a challenging role for parents! It is the author’s hope that this report may help in the process of childhood development, supporting both child and parent. My own father often quoted the above saying by Mark Twain. So I thought that I would share it in this report. My mother gave me many of the aforementioned gifts. I hope that these have shone through in the writing of this report.
About the Author: Astrologer Stephanie Johnson lives in the Adelaide foothills in Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) and was a journalist in Australia, England and the USA for 15 years before becoming a professional astrologer. She is a consulting astrologer, Company Director of Esoteric Technologies Pty Ltd in Adelaide, Australia, Editor of the Australian Data Collection and a parent. She holds the FAA Diploma qualification for her share in the design and development of the Solar suite of programs and was a former editor of the Journal of the Federation of Australian Astrologers.
About the Artist: Artist Janet Bridgland lives in the picturesque town of Bridgewater in the Adelaide Hills in Australia. She is an artist, illustrator and teacher. Janet has held a number of exhibitions in art galleries in the city of Adelaide, as well as having a permanent exhibition of selected works in the boutique book shop, Back Pages Books, in the Adelaide Hills which she runs with her husband. Janet has illustrated a number of books for the publishing company, Calypso. She teaches illustration at the Douglas Mawson Institute of TAFE, as well as individual art classes for children and adults.
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