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Birth Chart Interpretation for

                        Bill Henry Gates
                        October 28, 1955
                             9:15 PM
                       Seattle, Washington

                      Veraxs Int'l Inc.

                     3355 Bee Cave Road #606
                      Austin, TX 78746 USA
                       Phone: 512-826-5401
    The interpretation of your astrology chart begins on the
following page.

    You will find that the interpretation of your chart is
written in simple language, uncluttered by astrological jargon.
If a statement appears to contradict another statement, then you
exhibit these opposite qualities at different times in your
life. For example, a statement that you are highly sociable and
gregarious and a statement that you prefer solitude seemingly
contradict each other; this means that you vacillate, and need
both sociability and solitude at different times.

    The astrological factor that the interpretation is based on
is also given. The astrological factor is given for the benefit
of astrologers and students of astrology. If you are not a
student of astrology, then obviously the factor will not be
meaningful to you, and you can ignore it.

    If you find this interpretation of your birth chart
interesting and informative, you might want to discuss your
birth chart with a professional astrologer to learn more about
the astrological influences on your life.

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    Your birth chart interpretation is based on the positions of
the planets at the time of your birth. For the benefit of
students of astrology, these positions, along with other
technical information, are listed below:

Sun        5 Sco 01              Pluto     28 Leo 21
Moon       7 Ari 49              N. Node   19 Sag 28
Mercury   16 Lib 34              Asc.      18 Can 13
Venus     20 Sco 12              MC        22 Pis 35
Mars      10 Lib 06              2nd cusp   5 Leo 30
Jupiter   27 Leo 47              3rd cusp  25 Leo 47
Saturn    21 Sco 35              5th cusp  29 Lib 27
Uranus     2 Leo 17              6th cusp  12 Sag 27
Neptune   28 Lib 14

Tropical  Placidus   Standard time observed
GMT: 05:15:00   Time Zone: 8 hours West
Lat. and Long. of birth: 47 N 36 23 122 W 19 51

Aspects and orbs:
Conjunction  :  7 Deg 00 Min     Trine         :  5 Deg 00 Min
Opposition   :  5 Deg 00 Min     Sextile       :  4 Deg 00 Min
Square       :  5 Deg 00 Min     Quincunx      :  3 Deg 00 Min
Conjunct Asc :  3 Deg 00 Min Above,  5 Deg 00 Min Below
               Chapter 1: General Characteristics

     Your fundamental needs, values, and orientation towards
life are symbolized by the four astrological elements. Each
person has their own unique balance of these four basic
energies: fire (warmth, inspiration, enthusiasm), earth
(practicality, realism, material interests), air (social and
intellectual qualities), and water (emotional needs and

    Your "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that
most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if you are lacking
or deficient in a certain element (or elements), it simply means
that you need to consciously develop that aspect of yourself to
learn to appreciate and/or to work harder in that dimension of

    Sometimes we overvalue the element that we are least endowed
with, sensing it as a lack within ourselves, but more often we
neglect or ignore it. The qualities described below will be
reiterated and explained in more detail in the following

    Finding your life's work - a concrete means of
self-expression - and discovering your place in the world is one
of your fundamental challenges. You tend to feel out of place in
the world, with no solid sense of security. You often live in
the private world of your imagination and though you may have a
very rich inner life, you tend not to actualize or do anything
productive with it. The more prosaic, material side of life
either baffles or disinterests you, yet you need to develop that
aspect of yourself.

    Constancy, patience, and practicality are qualities you need
to cultivate.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 1:
Water is Strong, Earth is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 14,0,9,26)

  Chapter 2: How You Approach Life and How You Appear To Others

    The following is a description of your basic stance towards
life, the way others see you, the way you come across, the face
you show to the world. In Chapter 3 you will read about the "The
Inner You: Your Real Motivation", which describes the kind of
person you are at heart and where your true priorities lie. Read
this chapter and the next one and compare them - there may be
significant differences between them, in which case "the inner
you" may not shine through and others are in for some surprises
when they get to know you at a more than superficial level. This
chapter describes the costume you wear, your role in life, while
Chapter 3 talks about the real person inside the costume.

    You appear gentle and soft, and you act rather reserved with
others until you know them well and feel it is safe to be open
with them. You have a strong need for emotional security and a
sense of belonging, and are deeply attached to the past: your
heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places,
etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is known and
safe can be very painful and difficult for you. You tend to
cling and hold on to people, memories, possessions of personal
or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is
very important to you.

    You approach life emotionally and subjectively and are
sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents
of feeling in and around you. Instinctive and nonrational, you
are often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for your
actions. Something FEELS right, or it doesn't.

    Your emotions and personal loyalties tend to color your
thoughts and opinions. You view life from a very personal
perspective and often cannot mentally detach yourself from your
own personal bias and prejudices. You are apt to be concerned
primarily with how something affects you and those dear and
close to you, rather than with the principle or the broader
social implications. For instance, you may be very patriotic and
feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really
knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view.
Put simply: if it is good for me and mine, it is good. If it is
not good for me and mine, it is no good.

    You are tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of
those you care about, and have a very strong nurturing, motherly
nature (regardless of your gender). You empathize with others
and intuitively sense the feelings and needs of other people.
Compassionate and sympathetic, you are easily moved by others'
pain, and you are often the one others seek out when they need
comfort, reassurance, or help.

    Your moods fluctuate and change frequently and you are
sometimes open, sometimes withdrawn emotionally. You communicate
nonverbally and appreciate a person who can pick up subtle cues
and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.

    You never forget either kindness or unkindness shown to

     You may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless,
as if you can't sit still. You seem alert and quick, but
sometimes a bit on edge. You tend to stay perpetually busy, and
would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.

     You have an appealing physical appearance and this, along
with your winning ways, is apt to make you a favorite in your
immediate environment. You're the "easy" one, and you know how
to please others. Don't take your personal charm for granted,
however, because you may also seem vain or too needy for

     To others, you appear capable, mature, and down to earth.
Even when you were young, there was a certain practicality and
responsibleness about you that inspired people to rely on you.
You keep your cool in most situations.

    You have a sympathetic understanding of others and the
ability to see through people. Very sensitive, your emotional
state depends a lot on the influence of your immediate
surroundings. For this reason others may see you as a somewhat
unstable person.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 2:
Cancer Rising
Mercury Square Asc.
Venus Trine Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Neptune

         Chapter 3: The Inner You: Your Real Motivation

    Although you appear to be quite gentle, easy-going, and
tolerant (as described in the previous chapter), at heart you
are much more willful and passionate as described below. You are
extremely emotional and you bond intensely to your loved ones.

    Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, you
are not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. You
are extremely sensitive but disinclined to show it, and you
allow only a special few into your inner world. Like a wary
animal, you are cautious and mistrustful of those you do not
know until you "sniff them out". You are very, very instinctive
and intuitive. You usually have a strong, immediate gut reaction
to people, even though you may be unable to clearly articulate
why you feel as you do. Your feelings and perceptions go deeper
than words.

    You also have a powerful need for deep emotional involvement
and you form very intense love bonds and attachments. You are
possessive and often jealous of anyone or anything that you
perceive as a threat to your bond with someone you love. When
you commit yourself to someone or something, you are
wholeheartedly devoted and expect complete loyalty in return.
You merge with or "marry" the person you love at a very deep
level and therefore separations are extremely painful for you,
and often stormy and nasty. When you have been wounded, you are
not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at
all possible. Certainly you will never forget the injury and
often you harbor grievances and resentments for a long, long
time. Forgiveness doesn't come easily to you.

    Whatever you do, you do with passion and fervor, and you
often go to extremes. You are either hot or cold, never lukewarm
about anything. You can also be very narrow: either you are 100%
involved in something or else it doesn't exist for you at all.
Rarely are you emotionally detached and objective. You
definitely have a fanatical streak. You are also immensely
strong-willed and your tenacity in pursuing your objectives
often borders on being obsessive. Fierce pride, courage, and
emotional strength are yours in abundance.

    You love mysteries and are deeply attracted to the hidden,
dark, secret side of life. You never take things at face value
and are always probing beneath the surface of people and
situations to discover what is REALLY going on. You tend to be
more of a cynic than an idealist.

     You have a very dramatic, creative, expressive nature and
you love to perform. You enjoy being the center of attention and
you seek to shine, to excel, and to be outstanding in some
unique way. You are very involved in your own creativity and
self-expression, and take great pleasure in developing and using
your special talents, whether these are artistic, athletic, or
intellectual. You have a strong sense of pride.

     There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within you, between
your conscious attitudes and aspirations, and your deeper
emotional and subconscious beliefs, needs, and feelings. This
creates considerable inner stress and sometimes paralyzing
indecision, mostly due to the fact that you may be trying to
follow a path that is at odds with your subconscious desires.
Chronic tightness or tension in your body may well be a signal
that you are denying or suppressing the messages from your
subconscious or emotional self.

     Ideally, you will learn to accept the two quite different
aspects of yourself and to express both of them. If you cannot
do this, you're apt to attract many people into your life who
reflect your denied or repressed qualities, and who seem to make
your life difficult. (Read Chapter 4's description of your moon
sign and compare it to the above interpretation of your sun sign
in order to get a better picture of the duality described

    Impulsive, restless, and spontaneous, your life is apt to be
somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. You are extremely
independent and crave excitement, adventure, freedom, and
discovery. You have a rebellious streak and often feel you are
unusual and different from the mainstream of society. The
unorthodox and novel appeal to you.

    Sensitive and imaginative, you are attracted to artistic and
creative pursuits and to mysticism. You are impressionable and
receptive, and you often have experiences that are unusual and
unexplainable by the rational mind. You have an abundance of
dreams, visions, and longings, but do not always have the
concentrated will and stamina to make them concrete. Gentle,
idealistic, and peace-loving, you often seek to avoid the hard
realities of life. You have an ethereal quality about you.

    You are very thorough and take your time thinking things
through. You enjoy games that require a lot of concentration and
thought, like chess for example. You also could find traveling
very rewarding.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 3:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 5th house
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Square Uranus
Sun Conjunct Neptune
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Saturn

            Chapter 4: Mental Interests and Abilities

    One of your greatest assets is your ability to see both
sides of an issue, and to negotiate and bring about compromise
and reconciliation. Tactful, reasonable, and with considerable
social finesse, you work well with people in business as well as
in personal relationships. You are objective and somewhat
detached from emotional bias, and make an excellent consultant,
mediator, or public relations person. You insist upon fairness
and seek to bring harmony or at least peaceful coexistence
between people, and your diplomacy is a benefit in any business
or social situation. You also have fine aesthetic sensitivities
and could work in an artistic or cultural environment.

     You have an introspective turn of mind and may enjoy
keeping a journal or a record of your dreams and personal
experiences, or learning about psychology, history, and the
inner workings and emotional foundations of your own life. You
are studious and something of a bookworm.

    You have a sharp mind and a sharp tongue as well, and love a
vigorous discussion or debate. You express your thoughts in a
clear, decisive, convincing style. You dislike vagueness and
fuzzy thinking, and are quick to point out the discrepancies in
another's argument. At times you are verbally aggressive and
abrasive to others, and you tend to overstate your case or
offend people by your unadorned frankness. You can be an
effective spokesperson, lawyer, or salesman. You have an
aptitude for writing as well, particularly criticism or satire.
You enjoy mental challenges and mental work.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 4:
Mercury in Libra
Mercury in 4th house
Mercury Conjunct Mars

          Chapter 5: Emotions: Moods, Feelings, Romance

    Emotional outbursts are frequent with you due to your fiery
temper and emotional impulsiveness. You express yourself very
directly and honestly and no one has to guess what your true
feelings are. However, you dislike showing any personal
weaknesses or needs for support, comfort, and nurturing. You are
often impatient with yourself and with others. You abhor
emotional dependency and dislike "complainers".

    You inspire others to take positive action in their lives by
your own enthusiasm and eagerness to meet life's challenges, and
are attracted to people who are adventurous, courageous, and
independent. You are rather bossy, but you do not like to be
with people that you can boss around too much. You enjoy a good
fight sometimes. Relationships built upon mutual respect and a
good deal of emotional freedom are ideal for you.

    You become very cross if you do not have enough vigorous
physical activity. You will feel your best if you "do battle" on
the tennis or racquetball court (or engage in some other
competitive sport) frequently.
     You work well with the public and have an instinct for what
the public wants and will respond to. Having a "nest" is not
especially important to you, and you may invest more of your
emotional energy into your career or public life than in your
private life. Providing for and caring for others in a
professional capacity is very likely.

    You take offense rather quickly and your instincts are to
fight, defend, or act first, and ask questions later.
Impatience, irritability and bursts of temper, especially in
response to minor frustrations, are rather common with you. When
you are not actively involved, you are not comfortable. You
actually prefer a rather rambunctious, feisty, competitive
atmosphere to a peaceful one.

    You have a good-natured disposition and an affectionate and
cordial manner. Charming, optimistic and outgoing, you are warm
and friendly to everyone you meet. You are at peace with the
world and want to share your feelings with your friends and

    Your emotional life seems to be overly intense and your
sexuality is very strong. You are likely to make many demands of
your partner and have to guard against possessiveness, jealousy
and a tendency to force someone to love you.

    In love, you desire a deep, intense, passionate union with
your beloved and form very strong emotional bonds and
attachments. You "marry" the person you love at a very deep
emotional level, and are often extremely possessive and jealous
of any threat to that union. You can be very demanding with your
love partner. You tend to be somewhat suspicious of even
platonic, friendly relationships your partner has. If you are
ever betrayed, you are capable of hating with as much force and
intensity as you once loved. You are attracted to people who
have an aura of mystery about them.

     You love romance and wish the honeymoon phase of your love
affairs would last forever! You need dramatic romantic gestures
and displays of affection from your partner, and you want to
feel very, very special, like a King or Queen, to your beloved.
You also have an artistic flair and enjoy creating art or beauty
in some form.

    Intimacy does not come easily to you and you may appear cold
or unfeeling to others due to your emotional reserve and
caution. Perhaps due to painful relationships and separations in
your early life, you do not trust others very easily and it
takes a long time to take down all of your barriers and
defenses. You may feel that you have few friends or people that
really care about you. You need to learn to value and love
yourself more and to express your appreciation for others more

    You have a strong desire for harmony and beauty in your
surroundings. Very interested in art, you are likely to devote
your life to beauty and art. You may pursue a career in
cultivating and embellishing the environment.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 5:
Moon in Aries
Moon in 10th house
Moon Opposition Mars
Moon Opposition Venus/Jupiter
Moon Opposition Venus/Pluto
Venus in Scorpio
Venus in 5th house
Venus Conjunct Saturn
Venus Opposition Asc./MC

    Chapter 6: Drive and Ambition: How You Achieve Your Goals

    You seesaw between being too pushy, confrontational, and
insistent on doing things your way, and being too eager to
please, without a clear, definite goal of your own. You strive
for a balance between acting independently and assertively - and
working cooperatively and interdependently with others. You may
feel frustrated at times that you cannot simply do what YOU want
to, that you must always accommodate the needs and desires of
others. Or you may feel hesitant to act in a positive, assertive
manner if you do not have the support and approval of other
people. Either way, you are not a loner. You achieve your goals
by collaborating and joining forces with others, by being a team
player. You are very concerned with the concept of fairness and
become quite indignant and vocal if you sense someone is being
taken advantage of. You avoid extremism and favor a balanced,
moderate approach to living. You are unlikely to push yourself
too hard or to become fanatically driven to reach your goals.

     It is not easy for you to show the world at large your
angry or competitive side, but your family sees this side of you
more often. Temper tantrums, tumultuous family relationships, or
a great deal of competition between you and one or more of your
relations is likely. You like to be the one in charge in your
home and you put a lot of energy into making it the way you want

    You are light-hearted and sociable and enjoy attending
social gatherings. Most projects that you take up should have a
successful outcome. You also have a great desire for beauty and
like to surround yourself with beautiful things.

    Your nature tends to be very sensual and you may
irresistibly be attracted to someone, even if you know that he
or she is bad for you. You also have a tendency toward jealousy,
possessiveness and unwillingness to grant your partners freedom
to be themselves.

    An inner conflict between the desire for greater
opportunities and the desire to hold on to safe and predictable
circumstances could make you somewhat discontent. You long for
changes in your life, but may lack the tenacity to bring them

    You tend to be a bit ruthless and may think that you have to
fight for your existence. You may feel that something gets in
your way every time you try to make a move. Constantly in a
tense and frustrated state, you have to guard against violent

    Exercising self-control could be quite difficult for you and
you may often become involved in quarrels. Some of these
disputes could end in violent behavior, if you are not careful.
Being with others seems to put you in a constant state of

     In many ways your rise in the world is an easy one, aided
by your personal charm and attractiveness, your ability to
please people, and your excellent social instincts. Artistic
ambitions are also an aspect of this.

    Discipline, concentration, a realistic sense of what is
attainable, and steady dedication to achieving your ambitions
are the keys to your progress. You're apt to move slowly but
constantly in the direction of your goals, and solid achievement
is the outcome of this conservative approach.

    You are optimistic, have a lot of ideas, and are very fond
of talking. Always ready to expand your mind, you have a zeal
for learning new subjects. You may be interested in scientific
fields and are likely to be very successful in your vocation.

    You have good foresight, a great sense of purpose in your
work, and the ability to cope with any situation. Having a great
vocabulary enables you to come up with the right words at the
right time. You seem to speak with wisdom and others heed what
you say.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 6:
Mars in Libra
Mars in 4th house
Mars Conjunct Venus/Jupiter
Mars Conjunct Venus/Pluto
Mars Conjunct Jupiter/Saturn
Mars Conjunct Saturn/Pluto
Mars Conjunct Uranus/N. Node
Venus Trine MC
Saturn Trine MC
MC Opposition Mercury/Jupiter
MC Opposition Mercury/Pluto

      Chapter 7: Growth and Expansion: Areas That You Enjoy

     You cannot tolerate smallness or pettiness in any form, and
you have a tendency to exaggerate. Also, you have a wonderful
sense of drama! You must live boldly and heroically. Otherwise
you feel you are simply existing and wasting your talents.

     The desire for personal recognition - or even Fame - and a
need to do something you feel really proud of, motivate you
strongly. You have an unusual capacity for fun and playfulness

     You have a great love of learning and an eager, curious,
active mind which impels you to travel and see as much of the
world as possible. You read widely, and may excel academically.
You love being in a teacher-student relationship and may stay in
school for many years, prolonging your studies for as long as
possible! You also communicate well and would be an effective,
inspiring teacher.

     Public relations or any field involving communications and
sharing information also suits you very well.

    You aim high and strive to position yourself in a manner
that will ensure success. You are not above joining
organizations or rubbing elbows with others primarily for the
opportunities and social status that they confer on you. You
abhor pettiness and your broad perspective and vision incline
you to an influential and successful position in life.

     You have a great, wide-open sense of possibilities which
allows extraordinary, even miraculous events to come into your
life. A sense of divine grace, of being part of the flow of the
universe, of communing with celestial realms or Beings, are all
very natural to you. At the same time, you're not apt to go to
extremes or lose your sense of perspective. You are also quite
altruistic and giving, and ready to aid less fortunate people. A
sense of gratitude and spiritual wealth is one of your finest

    You are likely to be chosen as the leader of a group and
have the ability to establish good cooperation and harmonious
team-work. You are always ready and willing to help others,
especially in the pursuit of the same objectives.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 7:
Jupiter in Leo
Jupiter in 3rd house
Jupiter Conjunct Pluto
Jupiter Sextile Neptune
Jupiter Conjunct Mars/Asc.

  Chapter 8: Areas That Challenge You Or Are Difficult For You

     You both yearn for, and fear, being emotionally vulnerable
with others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting
others and letting yourself be known in a deep way doesn't come
easily to you, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. You
are very self-protective and may be compulsively secretive.
Learning to relinquish control in personal relationships, and to
be completely open, are important tasks for you.

     It may be difficult for you to play spontaneously or just
let your hair down, for you tend to inhibit that side of
yourself by being too self-conscious and concerned with the
impression you are making.

     You may work very hard at some sport or creative medium in
order to excel, for you want very, very much to be noticed,
acknowledged, and recognized as special in some way. Though you
may indeed be outstanding, you also need to learn to relax and
enjoy yourself more.

    You try to build your life on solid ground, but may find it
difficult to move forward, because you always tend to look back.
This could result in feelings of inferiority and periodic moods
of depression.

    Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which you
instinctively and habitually revert to when under stress - a
mostly unconscious process and one which you are apt to overdo
because it is so familiar and thus easy for you. The direction
you need to follow in order to develop balance, greater
awareness, and wholeness is also described.

    It is easy for you to become distracted from your purpose by
the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options
available to you. You need to develop single mindedness and
focus. Until you direct your attention to some of the big
questions, such as "What is my life's purpose?" "What is really
important to me and essential to my happiness?", you are apt to
dabble, to scatter your energies in many directions engaging in
activities which are entertaining but which are ultimately not
fruitful or nourishing.

    Having an overall vision for your life and aligning your
daily activities so that they support rather than detract from
your larger purpose, is a significant step in your unfoldment.

    The arena you are most likely to wrestle with these issues
is in your work and in your relations with co-workers,
employers, and employees. Integrating the qualities described
above into your work and daily routine will lead to greater
satisfaction, improved health, and personal growth.

    You are highly emotional and tend to display your feelings
in a theatrical way. You seem to enjoy being somewhat eccentric
and find it difficult to adapt yourself to others. Although you
may seek emotional fulfillment, you don't do well in
associations and team work.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 8:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 5th house
Saturn Opposition Asc./MC
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 6th house
N. Node Opposition Moon/Pluto

             Chapter 9: Originality and Imagination
  Areas Where You Are Creative, Unique, Unstable, or Compulsive

     You are an unconventional and innovative person, and you
are seen as a rebel, reformer, or highly unusual in your
manners, appearance, or attitudes. You enjoy being
unpredictable, and you do not conform to the standards that
other people have set. Above all, you are an individual, and you
do what you please regardless of customs and norms. Your
environment and life circumstances may change frequently and

     Your childhood and early home life were colored by a great
deal of confusion or by people with unusually active
imaginations, aspirations, or fantasies. It is difficult for you
to see your childhood and your relationship with your parents in
a clear, realistic light. You may search for the ideal, loving
home you wish you had, or believe you had, when you were a
child. Finding inner peace and a sense of emotional security
within yourself is important to you.

     You have a probing, penetrating mind and are highly
analytical and critical in your thinking. Work that involves
research, investigating mysteries or hidden causes, or deep
study and analysis suits you very well.

     You are also a convincing speaker, bringing others around
to your own point of view by the intensity of your convictions.

    Daring and adventurous, you rush in where others fear to
tread and are willing to take on any challenge. You don't mind
quarreling or arguing with people and have a strong desire to
dominate your surroundings.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 9:
Uranus in 1st house
Neptune in 4th house
Pluto in 3rd house
Pluto Conjunct Mars/Asc.

       Chapter 10: Generational Influences: Your Age Group

    In this chapter we will discuss characteristics and traits
of your generation. Of course, you may not share all of the
characteristics of your generation, but you are greatly affected
by the tone that is set by your generation.

    The first topic is "The Subconscious and Emotional Drive of
Your Age Group". In this section we will describe a deeply felt
urge, even compulsion, of your age group. This deeply felt drive
comes to the surface with great force and power, and
consequently leaves in its wake considerable upheaval and
change. The second topic is "The Ideals and Illusions of Your
Age Group", that describes the dreams, fantasies, and spiritual
aspirations of your age group. The third and last topic is "What
is New and Different in Your Age Group", which describes areas
in which your age group tends to be innovative, inventive,
unusual, and also where it may be unstable and unreliable.

    The characteristics described below may affect a group of
people for anywhere from a few years to about 30 years. There
are one or more different astrological factors described in each
of the three sections below.

     The Subconscious and Emotional Drive of Your Age Group

    You are part of a 20 year period that is often referred to
as the "ME" generation, a generation that has a very proud and
self-reliant attitude. You are a generation that is very
concerned with self-development and personal integrity. Women's
rights and minority rights are issues that your generation has
fostered and they reflect your concern with individual respect,
integrity, and honor. Your age group has a deeply felt sense
that each person has an equal right and opportunity to fully
develop his or her inner potential.

    However, your group also finds it difficult to be part of a
team and a strong egotism makes group efforts difficult; you
tend to see the individual as more important than the group. You
also defy authority and often feel that no one has the right to
tell you what to do. The strong movement to refuse drafting into
the military is one example of your age group's strong sense of
individual rights and freedom.

    Your age group has popularized the idea of self-development,
and has contributed a great deal to the development of
individual potential as well as human rights. However, there is
also a tendency to be rather self-centered; others may wonder
how you can spend so much time developing yourselves and have so
little time to contribute to your families!

    The interest in personal development also sometimes
manifests as a fascination with particular individuals and a
great deal of hero worship. Every generation, of course, has
lots of idols, but your generation is particularly prone to
needing a specific individual to represent and embody an idea or
feeling, and to serve as a focal point of interest. Perhaps the
most extreme example of this is the concept of the guru that was
popularized by your age group.

           The Ideals and Illusions of Your Age Group

    You are part of a 14 year group of people who have a very
idealistic sense of brotherhood and universal cooperation,
which, among other things, fostered the peace and freedom
movement. Your age group is also interested in the spiritual
philosophy and ideals of other cultures, and is not at all
dogmatic in its approach to religion. You incorporate the
approaches of other religions. Your age group tends to have an
eclectic approach to religion, utilizing elements from many
religious perspectives (e.g. Eastern and Western), and finds it
difficult to follow traditionally defined religious practices.

    A gullibility and an unwillingness to be decisive and
judgmental inclines your age group to be easily deceived, and
consequently many of the well-intended ideals and goals are
frustrated by a lack of clear purpose and direction.

    You were also born during a period that lasted approximately
5 years and is characterized by an unusually high degree of
imagination and sensitivity. You are part of a group of people
who are very inspired but also unstable. The bizarre and unusual
are standard fare among your age group. Your generation also
inspires intense political movements that are often fanatical or
unreasonable in their goals.

     The entire generation to which you belong has tremendous
opportunities for spiritual rebirth and awakening. This will not
be forced upon you or precipitated by unavoidable events, rather
it comes from an inner yearning and a natural propensity to seek
the depths.

           What is New and Different in Your Age Group

    You are part of a 7 year group of people who are unusually
self-willed, proud, and egotistical. You are a group that defies
authority and insists on having its own way. Parents and school
teachers found that it was extremely difficult to discipline
your age group. Governments that are repressive to individual
expression and freedom meet a great deal of resistance from your
age group, and you tend to rise up against any form of tyranny
and oppressive rule.

Astrological influences analyzed in Chapter 10:
Pluto in Leo
Neptune in Libra
Uranus Square Neptune
Neptune Sextile Pluto
Uranus in Leo
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