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Child*Star

Astrological Report for

Daniel Radcliffe


 










 

 

 

 

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The Astrological Chart


Daniel Radcliffe
Jul 23, 1989
12:00:00 PM EST  +05:00
Big Rapids,MI      
085W29'01"  43N41'53"
Solar Houses House System

 

 Planet

Sign

Position

House

 

House Cusps

Sun

Leo

00°Le48'

01st

 

01  00°Le48'

Moon

Aries

06°Ar08'

09th

 

02  00°Vi48'

Mercury

Leo

06°Le54'

01st

 

03  00°Li48'

Venus

Leo

29°Le34'

01st

 

04  00°Sc48'

Mars

Leo

23°Le10'

01st

 

05  00°Sg48'

Jupiter

Gemini

28°Ge29'

11th

 

06  00°Cp48'

Saturn

Capricorn

09°Cp07' R

06th

 

07  00°Aq48'

Uranus

Capricorn

02°Cp14' R

06th

 

08  00°Pi48'

Neptune

Capricorn

10°Cp27' R

06th

 

09  00°Ar48'

Pluto

Scorpio

12°Sc22'

04th

 

10  00°Ta48'

Midheaven

Cancer

19°Ca20'

12th

 

11  00°Ge48'

Ascendant

Libra

16°Li06'

03rd

 

12  00°Ca48'

 












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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.

The child with Libra rising comes across as gracious and sociable! With proper education, these normally refined children can be exceptionally well mannered and polite. The Libra Rising child tends to reflect and mirror other people's feelings or their perceived expectations of him. He needs to cultivate a sense a "me." Because he doesn't like tipping the Libran scales, he may tend to accommodate others rather than "rock the boat." He needs to learn to stick up for himself, and to deal with consequences (and even confrontations) without fear. Venus, the planet of love and beauty, rules Libra. If Venus is found in a Fire sign, the child may be socially outgoing. With Venus in an Air sign, the child mixes well with all sorts of people. When Venus is in a Water sign, the child could be kind but less apt to feel secure in relationships. He needs to know his own self-worth! If Venus is in an Earth sign, the child often loves beautiful things. The Libra Rising child is typically very aware of his appearance. He may be physically attractive and probably likes to look nice. A warning: Libra Rising youngsters are often aware of the dividends a little charm can bring. If not checked, an affected charm can be an effective way to manipulate others. Teach your child to be sincere and honest.

Libra Rising



 

Planet Aspects

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: Identity, Ego, Will, Father

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 Leo
Leo is a Fire sign on the feeling cross. Its symbol is The Lion. Leo is fire of heart! Your little Leo Lion radiates warmth and affection. He is apt to be outgoing, overflowing, and generous, and genuinely concerned with the welfare of others. Always the leader, if not the center of any group, your child seldom fails to attract attention. If he feels left out or unnoticed, he may resort to negative attention, better in his mind than none!

Your child may well wear his heart on his sleeve, or hidden behind a noble bearing. Leo children exhibit strong emotions. Typically, the Leo child thrives on praise, and delights in showing you his accomplishments and how  proud he is of himself! Dramatic and just plain happy to be here, your Leo is warm of heart, gregarious, outspoken, and independent. Look for opportunities to place him in the limelight. Leo is the sign of performance. A family party can be a fun time to shine and show off a special skill such as singing, charades, or skits. Your little lion will enjoy telling tales and hearing colorful stories.

Leo children often do well in programs such as the Scouts where merits can be earned and true leadership developed. As he matures you may discover that your child has a way with younger children. Teach him that true leaders are humble, and can obey orders as well as give them out. He may need to be reminded that other children need turns at being the leader, too! Tire not in reminding him of the importance of working cooperatively with others. These are lessons that will always serve him well! Like a king, he may take for granted the good things in life. Teach your Leo youngster always to give thanks and express appreciation for what others do for him. Caring for his things is another way to show, "I care" but little lions can be careless at times.

Leo is the sign of amusements and recreations. Many Leo children enjoy parties and participating in sports. To motivate him, devise ways to make learning fun. Then again, life is not all fun and games. Leo children may need to learn the importance of finishing the job, simply because it has to be done.

Moon Trine Sun
Considered by itself, this trine between the Lights indicates a balanced personality, one in which will (Sun) and feeling (Moon) work together harmoniously. Unless either the Sun or Moon receive hard afflictions, it is probable that your child is popular among his friends and content among his kin. The Sun/Moon trine infuses the chart with vitality and often indicates physical strength and/or a healthy constitution at birth. Children with this aspect typically get along well with friends of both sexes.

The Moon: Emotions, Habits, Family, Mother

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 Aries
Aries is a Fire sign on the action cross. Its symbol is The Ram. Even if your child was born under a milder Sun sign, this lunar position would give him an underlying forcefulness. Your child could be impulsively direct when relating to others, and may act without considering the consequences of his actions. Emotionally, he tends to see things from a self-centered perspective and is likely to take the reactions of others personally. your child might have a short fuse, and you may need to exercise great patience in helping him control his fiery temper! Consider sports to help him channel abundant energy and to exercise the need to be self-assertive. Teach him to pause and listen to the voice within him, the voice of conscience. (Pinocchio is a great example of a boy who had to learn to listen carefully to his conscience.)

The Moon in Aries child is always making choices. In essence he is deciding "Which me do I want to be?"  The real me who is patient, truthful and considerate of my friends and family, or the angry, impatient, bullying me who demands his own way? Sometimes he has to see his way through a host of charades! He learns best by direct experience. Be consistent in teaching him the consequences of wrong action as well as the rewards of deeds well done! He may perceive his mother as dynamic. Perhaps she encourages him to be independent. If afflicted, he may perceive her as impatient, overbearing, angry.

Moon Trine Sun
Spirit and matter, mother and father, mind and emotion are in harmony, a blessing and an indication of a healthy personality! Usually this aspect indicates harmony between the parents, or that the child has a good rapport with both, providing him with a strong foundation for successful adult relationships. Typically, these children work well with authorities; parents, teachers, other adults. Life may not always be a bed of roses for any of us, but with this positive Sun-Moon contact, your child will likely always find the resources he requires at hand plus the necessary instruction as to how to use them. Your child is apt to be sociable and likeable. He likely feels at home with people of all ages. A love of pets and animals, children, older people, and the needy and downtrodden in general, is likely to be a lifelong trait.

Moon Trine 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 Jupiter
The child with this aspect typically is generous but may tend to overdo in some way – in food, in action, in speech. He could be gullible and lack discrimination, especially in the company he keeps! Teach him not to throw his pearls before swine! He feels close to the mother, but should not be over-indulged. Getting things started and off the ground may be harder for him than for most.

Moon Square Saturn
Children born with the Moon square or opposite Saturn may have to grapple with trying conditions at home: apart from circumstances, the parents could be excessively strict, severe, rigid or emotionally distant. These attitudes inhibit the spontaneous flow of emotions in the child. In households where this is not the case, the child is nevertheless apt to perceive it as so. He needs an extra dose of affection, particularly from his mother! He needs to know he is worthy of being loved. Teach him to see what is good about himself and others. Remind him that when we smile the world smiles with us, but when we cry we often cry alone!

Moon Square Uranus
The child with this aspect may have a somewhat unusual upbringing. Later in life he is apt to attract a partner who is independent and also a bit unusual. If the mother is inconsistent in moods, rules or behavior, the child with this aspect could easily become confused; not knowing what to expect from her when. He needs to know he can rely on her. Children with this Moon/Uranus contact can be unconventional, even at the expense of popularity. He learns by experience and may depart from the trodden path. Your child may be restless and move around a lot. His desire for personal freedom quite likely goes against the majority. He could be impulsive, more impatient than not, and (especially if Mars aspects the Moon or Uranus) could find it hard to control his temper. He could be subject to sudden mood changes! Your child can master this aspect by acquiring self-control and self-knowledge. Some children with this Moon/Uranus aspect are quite brilliant and original in their thinking. Teach your child the importance of keeping commitments.

Moon Square Neptune
The child born with this Moon/Neptune aspect needs to sort out the real from the unreal. The line between fact and fantasy may not be apparent. Your child may need your help bringing things into focus without shattering his gentle dream world. He may tend to over-react, because he takes things very personally. There could be some rather harsh realities connected to his upbringing and if so, the child could retreat within his imagination to cope. This child might be very imaginative and artistic but needs to learn to look at life objectively. Search for ways to develop your child's creativity. Teach him to maintain order in the environment.

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 Leo
Leo is a Fire sign on the feeling cross. Its symbol is the Lion. My, what a show! The Mercury in Leo child is dynamic and expressive in thought and speech – dramatic! He appreciates his own ideas, and tends to be outgoing in speech and manner. Born with an active mind, he may need much practice to remember to raise his hand before he speaks in class! He speaks from the heart and with much conviction. He puts forth strong views and it may not be easy to get his to see things from your perspective. Emotional and a good entertainer, your child is louder than average and tends to exaggerate. He wants to make sure his ideas receive the recognition they deserve and will proudly display his best school work to you. He needs well deserved praise. At the same time, (and especially if the Sun is in Leo as well), he needs to learn to follow instructions. Mental pride and arrogance are the pitfalls of this placement. Parents and teachers need to be consistent and patient. Look for ways to make learning fun!

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 Trine 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.

Mercury Square Pluto
This opposition indicates lessons to be learnt in communicating with others. Some children with this aspect are mentally combative, enjoying competition and a lively debate. The child with this Mercury/Pluto aspect could get into fights because of the things he says or the way he says them. At home, the child could be argumentative. Remind him, however, that if we have nothing nice to say its best not to speak at all! On the other hand, he could be super-sensitive, touchy, and secretive. He might find it hard to share his feelings. This can be problematic when he finds himself in a crisis, and needs your help, but chooses instead to keep silent. It's vital that you establish trust and open communication with your child.

Venus: Values, Love, Art

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 Leo
Leo is a Fire sign on the feeling cross. Its symbol is The Lion. Big heart, big love, your child gives to all! Given to grand gestures and dramatic scenes, he loves independence and greatness in all forms and is very regal. Some children with this placement are natural comedians! Your child could be generous to a fault. Children and animals are high on his list of priorities. Fervently loyal, your child is courageous and demonstrative. In return, he seeks appreciation. If other positions in the chart point to shyness, then drama may be an excellent way for your child to discover and express his feelings.

Venus Conjunction Mars
Positive Venus (love, art, beauty) /Mars (action, energy) aspects indicate creativity, and often describe a happy disposition. Children with this contact typically show a zest for life. This aspect calms an aggressive personality and sparks a passive one. Others may find your child charming. The child with this contact could be generous, but possibly extravagant. There is often a strong physical attraction to the opposite sex and a busy social life. The relationship with the parent of the opposite sex will influence adult relationships. This child gives plenty of love and needs warmth and affection in return.

Venus Sextile Jupiter
Even in a more serious chart, this aspect lends a touch of generosity and joy. It is considered a fortunate aspect: good things tend to come your child's way. One day he could end up with a lot of money, property – possessions of all kinds. He is likely to be generous and warm by nature, and probably gives as much as he gets. There could be a love of travel and exploration; of art, culture and religion. Unless strongly counter-indicated, children with this aspect tend to get along well with their elders. The negative manifestation of this aspect is a tendency to be wasteful, extravagant, self-indulgent. Without self-discipline in diet, individuals with this aspect tend to put on weight. The child may have a sweet tooth. Encourage him but teach him restraint!

Venus Trine Uranus
This child may want free rein to choose his friends who may not always be run of the mill! He values independence and unique talents in others. He may be reluctant to get tied down. A balanced understanding of the question of freedom and commitment in relationships will be more important when he is older. Others are attracted to him because he is generally cheerful and may have a magnetic personality. He enjoys sharing with other children. Your child may radiate a catching "joie de vivre." He probably has a penchant for inventions, electronics, and new-age technology.

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: Action Through Desire; Drive, Motivation, and Anger

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.

Venus Conjunction Mars
Children with this Venus/Mars contact generally enjoy life and value gusto and enthusiasm in those around them. Feelings are something your child is apt to express with ease, and he appreciates others doing the same. Emotional drama is valued rather than avoided. His appetite for action is probably well known, and well noted. Sports, outdoor activities, dance and everything physical are high on his list of favorites things to do.

Jupiter: The Teacher; Opportunity, 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 Gemini
The Jupiter in Gemini child seeks to expand his mental horizons through social contacts and study. Your child enjoys asking questions, searching for answers and following leads. Your child might be headed for a career in communications of one kind or another. Perhaps he will begin by working for the school newspaper or yearbook. He's got what it takes for reporting, writing, speaking, broadcasting, advertising – any and all networking. Basically a favorable position for early schooling, it nevertheless may incline toward mental restlessness. This position favors teaching, publishing related positions, receptionists and historians.

Throughout his life, your child will attract friends who can broaden his horizons. Although he may amass much knowledge, he needs to look for practical ways to put his knowledge to use. Especially if personal planets are in air signs as well, this placement can indicate a "walking encyclopedia." If Jupiter in Gemini makes squares to personal planets, you will need to help your child tether his mind by teaching his good study habits and insisting he finish what he begins!

Moon Square Jupiter
Your child is likely to have a happy disposition. He gets along well with others. He may need, however, to learn to stand on his own two feet rather than expecting others to do the job for him. Your child may overextend himself, taking on too much at a time, or he may expect others to do the work! Sometimes this position reflects an indulgent mother, but this child needs firm guidelines to steer him clear of self-indulgence in food, work, and play. He probably wants his wishes fulfilled on the spot, but learning to delay (or put aside) gratification is crucial for later success.

Venus Sextile Jupiter
Here we have the mark of a happy, affectionate child. Your child may have an innate love of the law and working things through, and he is not put off by problems and obstacles. On the contrary, he looks forward to solving them. Your child gets along well with peers and elders, possessing an innate ability to work with others. This may later lead to a position in law or public relations. Artistic talent is also indicated and decorating, interior design, and the like may be his cup of tea. This is considered an excellent aspect for teachers and publishers. Your child may love sports and the outdoors. Because he is generous and loving, your child is likely to be popular. This aspect is considered fortunate, but too much of a good thing can be detrimental! Teach your child the wisdom of "all things in moderation."

Saturn: The Lawgiver; Rules, Responsibility, Trials, Growth, Father

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 Capricorn
Saturn, the Great Teacher, is at home in this sign of concentrated spiritual power in the earth! When we are humble and attuned to the light within, we can conquer the world! Children born with Saturn in Capricorn are typically somewhat mature for their age. The child with this placement is conscientious and dutiful and is usually willing to shoulder more than his share of responsibility at home and at school. Especially if Saturn aspects a personal planet or is close to the Ascendant or Midheaven, the child's personality will be colored by practicality, orderliness, organization and a compelling motivation for meaningful accomplishment. Patience and fortitude help the Saturn in Capricorn child overcome obstacles and achieve success. He could, however, be excessively critical of himself and of others. Teach your child to capitalize on his strengths rather than condemn his weaknesses. Even if he projects a serious cast, he may need more affection than meets the eye! Allow time for play and enjoyment! Success comes later in life and may require much preparation and prior experience.

Sometimes children born with this placement are overcomers, rising up out of difficult early circumstances. If Saturn is afflicted, the drive for prominence and power can be obsessive. If the child is subjected to verbal or physical condemnation during childhood, he himself could be dictatorial as an adult. A compulsive ambition for outer status could mask his true need to establish a core sense of self-worth. At best, this position confers integrity, honesty, dependability and steadfastness and favors any role entailing hard work and responsibility.

Moon Square Saturn
The child with a Moon/Saturn contact needs to feel nurtured and loved by his mother. If the Moon is well aspected, the mother is teacher, disciplinarian, and constant in her care and so the child feels secure in the relationship. With afflictions, the child may see the mother as demanding or critical of him (whether or not this be so), or may feel he cannot live up to her (perceived) expectations of him. In either case, the mother's influence is strong and influences the child's relationships with women as an adult. Especially busy single, divorced or working mothers need to ensure that their Moon/Saturn child gets the attention he needs. A fanatically strict upbringing, judgmental parents, absent parents or harsh conditions could result in the child feeling unworthy, lonely, self-critical. Moon/Saturn children generally do their best work in structured situations. They benefit by routines, and thrive when endowed with meaningful responsibilities. Praise and approval may mean a lot to your child, and he needs plenty of it in honest measures! Teach him to think positively. No complaining allowed! Count your blessings together daily! Leave room for fun! Your child may enjoy caring for a younger sibling. A pet puppy could be his pride and joy! As an adult, your child could be attracted to social services.

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: The Awakener; Rebellion, Breakthroughs, Insights, Originality

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 Capricorn
Your child was born into a subgeneration that may change the world, bringing us a new government and economy. They will seek a way to couple the best of traditional values and New Age ideals. Children born with this placement may be interested in the political and business arena as adults. Ever practical, the Uranus in Capricorn individual comes up with new or alternate forms of management – breakthroughs in top-level management and corporate styles. Agriculture and architecture will undergo radical changes under their direction. Since they will challenge the ways of their elders, they likely will experience clashes with authorities during childhood. If Uranus aspects personal planets, the child will need to learn to control anger. He will benefit from opportunities to learn to wield power with humility and kindness.

Moon Square Uranus
Your child may discover that insistence on being different and general nonconformity often results in being cut off from those who would otherwise support him. Your child could attract others to him because he has a magnetic presence. The relationship with the mother could be erratic, with sudden highs and lows. Your child may be an inventor at heart, but may find acceptance of his ideas less than commonplace! Freedom or rebelliousness? He must know the difference! Sometimes this aspect points to an unusual homelife, or much moving around (as with Army children and child stars).

Venus Trine Uranus
Your child is popular and friendly. As your child matures, you will find that he is receptive to new ideas and concepts. He could be interested in technology and new scientific frontiers. Children with this aspect are attracted to novel ideas and experiences. Your child is apt to be open about sharing his feelings with others, and expresses genuine concern for their welfare. He is at once emotionally sensitive, but objective. Electronics, computers, communications (in fact, everything electrical) are right up his alley. This aspect favors a career in broadcasting. He values independence in partners, friends, and love. He is what is called a "free spirit", and respects freedom for others, as well.

Jupiter Opposition Uranus
Your child is likely to be a seeker! At least, he is going to have some very unique ideas about the ways things should be. Perhaps social reform will interest him as he matures. He may tend to be impulsive to a fault, a trait that could prove costly in adulthood if not corrected during youth. Your child has an adventuresome streak and will be willing to jump right in and tackle brand new projects. He may love traveling and exploring. Look for practical aspects in his chart (such as good Saturn aspects, a preponderance of earth signs or houses) to balance his sense of adventure! Stress responsibility.

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: The Savior; Illusion, Ideals, Imagination, Spirituality

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 Capricorn
The practical is the ideal. Your child was born into a group of dynamic children who will seek to obtain power and control. They will bring order out of the prevailing world chaos and change they grew up in. Although they may spend their childhood years in times of global hardship, they will grow up to usher in a Golden Age. Your child and his peers will seek ways to incorporate spiritual truths into government and management. If Neptune afflicts personal planets, he could be too critical of himself or of authority figures. He benefits through consistent and clear direction from grown-ups and a structured work environment.

Moon Square Neptune
This aspect indicates an extremely sensitive and idealistic nature. Your child probably has a love of beauty, art, music, cinematography and may have some talent in these fields. With a strong Mercury, writing skill is evident. The challenge of the square is that dreams and ideals may tend to clash with reality, the actual surroundings and the practical necessity of the hour. Your child needs opportunities to channel constructively the more positive creative aspects of the square at the same time that he needs to develop self-discipline and objectivity. He may yearn for a perfection not attainable on this earth or may insist on perfection at the expense of personal emotions and feelings. Its vital that his family place a big premium on truth and honesty with self and others. Otherwise others may see him as unrealistic or downright deceptive. Never lie to your child, or tell him one thing and mean another. Moon/Neptune children seem to have built-in antenna. They pick up the subtlest vibration around them. It's important to ask them what they feel and to listen to what they have to say. Sometimes children with this aspect are sensitive to certain foods or need to build up a strong constitution to overcome health problems.

Saturn Conjunction Neptune
Your child may have difficulty letting go and being imaginative. Or perhaps your child is a dreamer seeking ways to outpicture his inner vision of an ideal world. Your child is not one to accept dogma without question and may tend to be cautious in this regard. The perception of the father (or stronger parent) may be idealized or distorted and will affect interactions with other authority figures. Above all, your child needs to have a healthy self-esteem to work out this placement positively. He probably tends to be too hard on himself. At best, this aspect favors musical and artistic expression, and a true compassion. He could combine religion and science as one!

Pluto: The Shadow; Deep Fears, Inner Change, Growth, Regeneration

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 Scorpio
Astrologers predict that this group of children, born at the end of the Piscean Age, will live through drastic upheaval and earth changes. Spiritual and physical survival are questions they and their parents will have to address. Your child may find psychology, initiation, mysticism, and the occult of great interest. Intense personal transformations and inner growth are lifelong habits. If Pluto aspects a personal planet in your child's chart, it will intensify or block its natural expression. Difficult aspects can manifest as shyness. He may not tell you what's really on his mind. Gain your child's trust and encourage open communication between you.

Mercury Square Pluto
Store up on mystery novels, microscopes, puzzles and chess games. Your child most likely is a deep thinker, interested in probing the depths! Your child loves mysteries and may be fascinated by behind-the-scenes and so-called "secret" information. Your child is apt to hold in his feelings. If parents and teachers want to communicate effectively with this child, they must first establish trust with him. Because he is so sensitive (more than most) he may be touchy, or easily defensive, angry or inhibited. He may resent probing on the part of others, but may read them like a book. Right communication is the key! This is an aspect of mental tension. A brother or sister could have a marked effect on your child or vice-versa.

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.

Neptune Sextile Pluto
This aspect belongs more to the times, describing the opportunity at hand for great change through understanding of profound spiritual laws. It points to the interest in psychology so prevalent in this century. The times themselves prove to be a great teacher.



 

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.

Venus Conjunction Mars  06°24'
Positive Venus (love, art, beauty) /Mars (action, energy) aspects indicate creativity, and often describe a happy disposition. Children with this contact typically show a zest for life. This aspect calms an aggressive personality and sparks a passive one. Others may find your child charming. The child with this contact could be generous, but possibly extravagant. There is often a strong physical attraction to the opposite sex and a busy social life. The relationship with the parent of the opposite sex will influence adult relationships. This child gives plenty of love and needs warmth and affection in return.

Potential

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.

Moon Square Saturn  02°59'
Children born with the Moon square or opposite Saturn may have to grapple with trying conditions at home: apart from circumstances, the parents could be excessively strict, severe, rigid or emotionally distant. These attitudes inhibit the spontaneous flow of emotions in the child. In households where this is not the case, the child is nevertheless apt to perceive it as so. He needs an extra dose of affection, particularly from his mother! He needs to know he is worthy of being loved. Teach him to see what is good about himself and others. Remind him that when we smile the world smiles with us, but when we cry we often cry alone!

Moon Square Uranus  03°54'
The child with this aspect may have a somewhat unusual upbringing. Later in life he is apt to attract a partner who is independent and also a bit unusual. If the mother is inconsistent in moods, rules or behavior, the child with this aspect could easily become confused; not knowing what to expect from her when. He needs to know he can rely on her. Children with this Moon/Uranus contact can be unconventional, even at the expense of popularity. He learns by experience and may depart from the trodden path. Your child may be restless and move around a lot. His desire for personal freedom quite likely goes against the majority. He could be impulsive, more impatient than not, and (especially if Mars aspects the Moon or Uranus) could find it hard to control his temper. He could be subject to sudden mood changes! Your child can master this aspect by acquiring self-control and self-knowledge. Some children with this Moon/Uranus aspect are quite brilliant and original in their thinking. Teach your child the importance of keeping commitments.

Moon Square Neptune  04°19'
The child born with this Moon/Neptune aspect needs to sort out the real from the unreal. The line between fact and fantasy may not be apparent. Your child may need your help bringing things into focus without shattering his gentle dream world. He may tend to over-react, because he takes things very personally. There could be some rather harsh realities connected to his upbringing and if so, the child could retreat within his imagination to cope. This child might be very imaginative and artistic but needs to learn to look at life objectively. Search for ways to develop your child's creativity. Teach him to maintain order in the environment.

Mercury Square Pluto  05°28'
This opposition indicates lessons to be learnt in communicating with others. Some children with this aspect are mentally combative, enjoying competition and a lively debate. The child with this Mercury/Pluto aspect could get into fights because of the things he says or the way he says them. At home, the child could be argumentative. Remind him, however, that if we have nothing nice to say its best not to speak at all! On the other hand, he could be super-sensitive, touchy, and secretive. He might find it hard to share his feelings. This can be problematic when he finds himself in a crisis, and needs your help, but chooses instead to keep silent. It's vital that you establish trust and open communication with your child.

Moon Square Jupiter  07°39'
The child with this aspect typically is generous but may tend to overdo in some way – in food, in action, in speech. He could be gullible and lack discrimination, especially in the company he keeps! Teach him not to throw his pearls before swine! He feels close to the mother, but should not be over-indulged. Getting things started and off the ground may be harder for him than for most.

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.

Moon Trine Mercury  00°46'
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.

Venus Sextile Jupiter  01°05'
Even in a more serious chart, this aspect lends a touch of generosity and joy. It is considered a fortunate aspect: good things tend to come your child's way. One day he could end up with a lot of money, property – possessions of all kinds. He is likely to be generous and warm by nature, and probably gives as much as he gets. There could be a love of travel and exploration; of art, culture and religion. Unless strongly counter-indicated, children with this aspect tend to get along well with their elders. The negative manifestation of this aspect is a tendency to be wasteful, extravagant, self-indulgent. Without self-discipline in diet, individuals with this aspect tend to put on weight. The child may have a sweet tooth. Encourage him but teach him restraint!

Venus Trine Uranus  02°40'
This child may want free rein to choose his friends who may not always be run of the mill! He values independence and unique talents in others. He may be reluctant to get tied down. A balanced understanding of the question of freedom and commitment in relationships will be more important when he is older. Others are attracted to him because he is generally cheerful and may have a magnetic personality. He enjoys sharing with other children. Your child may radiate a catching "joie de vivre." He probably has a penchant for inventions, electronics, and new-age technology.

Moon Trine Sun  05°20'
Considered by itself, this trine between the Lights indicates a balanced personality, one in which will (Sun) and feeling (Moon) work together harmoniously. Unless either the Sun or Moon receive hard afflictions, it is probable that your child is popular among his friends and content among his kin. The Sun/Moon trine infuses the chart with vitality and often indicates physical strength and/or a healthy constitution at birth. Children with this aspect typically get along well with friends of both sexes.

 

 

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.

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 represent 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. Your child is a late bloomer, and (all else being equal) his childhood should be an easy one. However, in his early teens (somewhere around the age of 14-15), your child could take a distinct turn toward the more inner and subjective. This could mean a number of years when your child could feel more insecure, alone, and quite on his own. 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! The years from 14 through 21 or 22 will likely be times of intense searching and self-examination during which your child may not have much outwardly to show others as to who he is or what he can do. He could be perceived as hard to reach, and he might feel that no one recognizes him for who he really is. Fear not, for this is not a long-term condition. In his early to middle twenties, your child is apt to have a real awakening (suddenly finding himself), move outward, and should find something upon which he can build with confidence. Each year afterwards brings a gain in self-confidence and accomplishments. Ages 30-40 could well be his most successful years bringing material gain and outward recognition. Your child could reach a peak of fame or success around the 37th or 38th year.

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.

Jun 25, 1998   1st Pass D>    (Age 8 11m)
Oct 15, 1998   2nd Pass R<   (Age 9  2m)
Mar 08, 1999  3rd Pass D>    (Age 9  7m)

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 Fire
Your child's innate positivism lets his get right to the point! He may have little patience with those who are shilly-shally. He has plenty of enthusiasm and warms up to things and people quickly. Your child has an inner self-confidence which burns with its own light.

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.)

Want Air
Some children with this emphasis find it hard getting their ideas across to others, sometimes feeling inadequate in matters that require logic or the use of mental powers. Most however, are simply so busy, they would simply benefit by learning to take the time to reflect before acting. Your child is likely to be bigger on actions than on words. Avoid long lectures with this child: active measures of discipline, such as logical consequences, would be more effective! (A strong Mercury by sign, aspect or house position or an Air sign Ascendant would compensate)

Have Fixed
He is a solid supporter, always gravitating to the heart of things. Your child may have trouble getting moving, but once rolling, others better watch out. He has the stick-to-itiveness of the tortoise that beat the hare!

Want Mutable
Your child may lack flexibility, and could be more stubborn than not! He could have trouble adapting to situations or to the demands of those around him, and could put his foot in his mouth when he least needs it! Perhaps it's not easy for him to communicate or smooth over things. (A strong Mercury, Gemini, Virgo or Pisces Rising, the Sun, Moon or Ascendant in these signs or many planets in the 3rd, 9th, 6th or 12th houses could compensate.)

Have Angular
Your child's energies run effectively toward making himself felt in the material, tangible outer world. He is an "action" person who gains the attention of others and seems to get things moving. The circumstances of his life suggest extroversion.

Want Succedent
Theories and mental activities may be fine, but your child may need to work on (or the necessary time) to let things ripen.



 

Patterns; Inner and Outer Self

Here we are examining basic patterns, called astrological configurations, within your child's charts. These will reveal much about your child's basic attitude or approach to life. The more one studies astrology, the more it comes down to a basic understanding of these simple patterns. The configurations can provide valuable information as to the general direction of your child's life, and his mode of action. It is particularly interesting to note differences in comparing the Heliocentric and Geocentric patterns. While Heliocentric interpretations are still in an experimental stage, some modern astrologers suggest that a comparison of these patterns reveals the difference, if any, between our outer personality (the way we appear to others) and our real inner self; who are we, in fact, as people get to know us? Not all people are as they seem.

Geo: Square  Helio: Trine
Your child may not be what he appears to be. His personality, the way the world sees him, appears more independent and outgoing than is the case when people get to know him. An extroverted manner screens a more inward and quiet-seeking self. In other words, he is much more sensitive and concerned about what others think than meets the eye. Although his outer personality may look tough and self-centered, he is more sensitive to the needs and feelings of others than he may let on. Whereas his appearance and personality may bring him unwanted attention, the real "me" prefers to stay out of the limelight. Appearances aside, let's take a look at the real or inner child.

Inner Meanings, Life Patterns

Trine Type
Your child could be the eternal patron of just about anyone who will let him look after them – the original mother hen. He needs to feel useful and wanted and is most happy when he is active and involved and lending a hand. Always the hostess, your child finds himself (in most situations) caring for and taking care of others. In fact, he may tend to worry about others too much. Not content to let others judge him on appearance alone, he would rather be judged by his actions, by what he has done or can do. His general sense of concern for everything makes him invaluable when anything needs doing and, if left unoccupied, he may be known to even worry for worry's sake! Given only a few facts, your child is able to take in a situation and come up with a real picture of what is happening. He is happiest when fully engaged. Your child will tend to find himself in responding to others. He is talented at putting his ideas into words and describing or analyzing situations. Chances are he will work in one of the many service occupations, taking care of and looking after people. Your child's mind and caring attitude are what others find attractive in him.

Inner Keys

Each person has one or more key qualities. Here we are not referring to the outer appearance or personality, but rather to inner qualities: how someone is when we really get to know them.

Mercury
The light in your child's eyes says it all: his mind and ideas are central to his inner and philosophical life. Communications on an inner and spiritual level are not just important for him, they are indispensable. The proverb, "With all thy getting, get ye understanding," rings true for him! Mentality is the focus and conduit through which all the other parts of your child function and relate. He must learn to translate knowledge into wisdom.

Jupiter
Your child's sense of direction and guidance are the key to understanding him at any in-depth level. He is a natural problem-solver. He could have an innate capacity to negotiate with the law and authorities, plus an ability to find his way (the correct way) when it comes to inner and spiritual matters. Others sense this gift, and accept guidance and council. He has faith from which is born an uplifting optimism. Naturally generous, he could nonetheless tend to overextend himself. He will need to learn to be pull in the reins on his energy. He adds unto his experience through learning.

Keys to Understanding Your Child's Personality

Jupiter
Your child's sense of personal philosophy is perhaps the key element in his personality make-up. How he manages difficulties, finds that diplomatic solution, or comes up with the right approach all are built around his convictions. His outward charm and ability to be all things to all people is what is most central to his personality. This ability to solve problems, to advise and put others at ease is the key to coming to know him.

Uranus
All parts of your child's life are touched by his sense of originality and spontaneity. Everything hangs on the innovative and original approach to things and people that marks his style. Questions of freedom and independence are absolutely essential to his life style, and he may be quick to rebel when authority cramps his style! Give him space within limits, freedom framed by accountability.

The Personal Hot Spot

Saturn
Your child likes to take charge. Responsibilities and work are a prime focus in his life. He could be ambitious, concerned about what he will do when he grows up. He could seem older than most children. He may have to surmount many obstacles during his life. He needs to learn to be orderly. The father (or dominant parent, father substitute) may play an important role in his life. Help him look on the bright side.

Uranus
When push comes to shove, it will tend to affect your child's sense of independence and originality – for better or for worse. He needs opportunities to express himself, and may feel different from the rest or somehow unique. He is not afraid to stick out and may even enjoy being different from the crowd. Nonetheless, along the way he will need to learn obedience, cooperation and teamwork. He may think rules are made to be broken! Make sure he understands the difference between true freedom and license.

 

 

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: Physical Appearance, How Others See Me, Personality

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.

Leo on First 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.

Sun in First House
Your child tends to be out front and personable. More likely than not, he is strong willed and even a little cocksure! Lessons in cooperating with others, in considering the feelings of others may come his way. Personal appearance and how others see him is important to him. If supported by other factors on the chart, this is a position of leadership. Your child tends to be resourceful and may be athletic.

Mercury in First House
A thinker, tinkerer, chatter-box, investigator! One or all of these appellations might describe your child. He is full of questions. Answer them as intelligently as you can (instead of "its a dog" tell him the breed!) and if you don't know the answer, why not write down his inquiries in a special book. Later, you can look up the answers together. By itself, this placement imparts a knack with the written and spoken word and is a boon to learning. Look up Mercury's sign and aspects for further clues. If Mercury is in an earth sign, thought may be slower but thorough; if in water thought will be influenced by feelings. If Mercury is in a fire or air sign, the mind could be restless. Children with Mercury in the 1st house like variety and change. They can become easily bored or distracted. Encourage your child to complete the task at hand before beginning another.

Venus in First House
Watch out, here we have the born charmer! This Venus placement is considered fortunate since it generally confers a happy outlook on life. Your child values a good appearance and is conscious of how he comes across. He appreciates a personal approach. He has an inborn sense of refinement and enjoys beautiful clothes and things. he could be artistic or develop an appreciation for art. He knows how to make a good impression. This child will benefit by learning social graces at an early age. You may need to curb a tendency towards self-indulgence. This Venus placement is favorable for all occupations related to dramatic arts. Venus here may also be found in the charts of models, gem cutters, beauticians and businessmen and women.

Mars in First House
The child born with Mars in the house of self (1st) has a strong drive to be seen and known – to communicate himself to others. Personal appearance (the way he comes across) is a motivating factor. He is probably athletic and may need sports to channel an abundance of energy. With hard squares to Uranus, he could be a bit of a daredevil but recklessness could lead to accidents! Other hard aspects could indicate a tendency to be egotistical, hence to get into fights. Children with this Mars placement tend to be self-starters but may need to learn to look before they leap! Sooner or later, he will see that patience has its reward! Generally speaking, children with this Mars placement like to first in line. You'll likely discover that your child learns best from direct experience. There is leadership potential here if humility is taught or acquired from childhood!

Second House: Possesions, Talents, Resources, Sense of Self-Worth

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.

Virgo on Second 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.

Third House: Communication, Early Education, Brothers & Sisters

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.

Libra on Third 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.

Fourth House: Home, Family, Needs, Mother

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.

Scorpio on Fourth 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.

Pluto in Fourth House
The child born with Pluto in the house of the family may have to go through a lot of changes that affect his sense of security. The home and family situation could be a focus for growth and real learning – an area of great sensitivity and vulnerability. One of the parents in particular could impact the child significantly. He needs much love and support. If power struggles and disputes characterize the home life, this child may grow to feel alienated. (Or he could distance himself from relatives due to his own demanding tone!) your child could be remarkably resourceful.

Fifth House: Self-Expression, Creativity, Giving/Receiving Love

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.

Sagittarius on Fifth 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.

Sixth House: Responsibility, Work, Health, Habits

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.

Capricorn on Sixth House Cusp
Capricorn is the business energy of the zodiac. Given to clear-headedness and practical insight, this sign takes a distanced perspective, a cool appraisal. Lessons in power may be indicated in the affairs governing the house hosting Capricorn on its cusp. Or this may be where your child is particularly willing to work hard for earned results.

Saturn in Sixth House
Discrimination yes! Criticism and complaining, no! Make this the rule of thumb for your child. (If you allow him to be overly demanding or negative as a child, he may have trouble getting along with his classmates and later, as an adult, with co-workers or employees.) A tendency to worry could manifest in the form of health problems. Particularly during the growing years, this child will need a sound diet as Saturn (restrictions) in the house of health (6th) can manifest in the form of health problems. On the other hand, Saturn's presence here could indicate a career in one of the healing arts. Your child is likely to be a hard worker but he needs to do "real" jobs even as a child, and needs to know that his work is an asset to the family and community. (Child sizes tools will help him get to work!) A few more careers potentially indicated by this Saturn placement are science, clothing, engineering, and mechanical fields requiring specialized skill and precision.

Uranus in Sixth House
Stock up on microscopes, inventor sets and electronics kits. Uranus in the 6th often indicates an interest in science, electronics, computers, even research and programming. Often there is considerable ingenuity and/or mathematical ability. Uranus in the house of health sometimes points to an interest in homeopathy, alternate medicine and spiritual healing. If afflicted, Uranus here could show up as irritability or sudden or unusual health problems. Children with this placement may be restless. They may need help learning to quiet the mind and settle down to the task at hand. Especially if afflicted, the child may balk at routine chores and academic drills, preferring to place his attention on something new. Provide this child with challenging lessons. Nevertheless, be patient in teaching him good study and work habits. Self-discipline acquired during childhood will help him avoid the potential difficulties of this placement during adulthood: namely, instability in employment, discordant relationship with co-workers, health problems as a result of nervousness.

Neptune in Sixth House
Your child may be quite imaginative when it comes to his health, the food he eats, and how he takes care of himself. Quick to get the picture, your child may find himself helping others see the benefits that proper care (mental, physical, and such) can bring. Children with Neptune in the 6th house typically enjoy caring for plants and pets. Your child may enjoy learning about herbs and the mysteries of nature. Correcting diet could be the means to remedy emotional problems related to food allergies. There could be a sensitivity to food or medications. With this position, a balanced diet is essential. Your child seeks to serve. Give him child-sized tools to accomplish "real jobs" at an early age. He needs a strong sense of self-esteem, lest he allow others to take advantage of his desire to help. The child with this Neptune placement is often quite compassionate toward others, but tends to be his own worse critic! Apparent lack of initiative may actually mask a fear of failure. Never tire in pointing out to your child his strengths!

Seventh House: Relationships with Others

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.

Aquarius on Seventh 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.

Eighth House: Pain, Sharing, Attitudes toward Sex

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.

Pisces on Eighth 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).

Ninth House: Faith, Ethics, Cultural Traditions, Higher Education

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.

Aries on Ninth 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.

Moon in Ninth House
Your child's honest outlook on life is something that others sense in him and support. He is likely to have a natural bent for ritual, religion, travel, and colorful historical tales. He may feel he has a special mission or quest in life. Later, as an adult, he could teach or guide groups in matters of religion or philosophy. Travel, or residence in a foreign country is sometimes indicated by this placement. Attitudes instilled early in life will strongly influence your child's values as an adult. Intuitive guidance and a spirited imagination can lead your child to spiritual heights. Negatively, the Moon (emotion) working through the mind (9th) can result in a tendency to misread other people's intentions. This can stimulate strong feelings of resentment and getting even. Teach your child how to clear up misunderstandings through communication. Adults with the Moon in the 9th (especially if afflicted) sometimes take a fanatical, dogmatic, or narrow religious stance. While intolerant religious attitudes often spring from intellectual pride, you can help your child avoid this trap by teaching him to respect people's right to choose their faith.

Tenth House: Father, Authority Figures, Peer Status, Career Potential

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.

Taurus on Tenth 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.

Eleventh House: Friends, Aspirations, 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.

Gemini on Eleventh 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.

Jupiter in Eleventh House
Friends mean a lot to your child. More likely than not, your child is kind to them and concerned about their welfare. If well aspected, this placement confers popularity. Later, your child could make a career out of group or community work, anything involving attempts to bring large-scale and humanitarian dreams and ideas to reality. His ideals and inner vision keep what is best for everyone ever on his mind. Your child's friends may seek advice from him. With hard aspects, however, the advice may border on being impractical, eccentric, or radical. The child with Jupiter in the 11th house sometimes makes a point out of being different. He may take action to bring about positive reforms at school. You might test out Jupiter's strength by enrolling him in group activities such as Scouts, 4 H Club, or school fund raisers! A true humanitarian, your child will get along with children from all different backgrounds. This positions favors educators, actors, politicians, inventors, engineers, and traveling salesmen.

Twelth House: Fears, Fantasies, Imagination, Compassion

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.

Cancer on Twelfth House Cusp
Cancer is the mother of the zodiac, always making a home, protecting and providing for others. The house with Cancer on the cusp is where your child is likely to look for security. The child could be particularly sensitive to the issues of that house.

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