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“Is it Wiser to Allow the Promise of the Natal Chart to Unfold or to Help it Along?”

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Transits that aspects the natal chart, especially the eclipses, has always been of interest to me, in the ways the individuals effected by the aspect, experiences the moment. In this day and age, I feel so many things are vying for our attention that we sometimes miss the opportunities that present themselves. Also I have always wondered whether our foreknowledge of the events, might make us vulnerable by manipulating the outcome and not necessarily to what, the Universe had in store for us. Are we creating the results we want to come to pass, and not because they were suppose to happen? The upcoming solar eclipse in May, I feel is a significant one and I wanted to examine a chart to see whether it was wiser to allow the promise of the transit to unfold, or to help it along. And whether our expectations and our ego might not only color the consequences, but hinder it, from the full potential of its manifestation.

Ask, and the Universe will answer. I came across an individual where the individual felt the subtle beneficial aspect of the upcoming eclipse was already beginning to show signs it was fulfilling its promises, as it was affecting the seventh and the tenth house matters. This was exciting to me as the prediction seem already beginning to unfurl like a whirlwind, as indicated by the aspects. The eclipse sits on the individual’s descendant trine Pluto in the Tenth conjunct Uranus. This alone is a picture with a thousand words. My first teacher emphasized that in certain cases the effect of an eclipse may be felt by some six months ahead, than when it actually comes into aspect. Morin, one of my favorite ancient astrologers, emphasized the need to see at least three aspects pointing to the event, before predicting. The solar return has a grand trine with several other trines and a lesser known and used aspect, the kite, and with Pluto in the first. The profection is dealing with the eleventh house of hopes, friends and wishes. What more can one ask for?

As I continue to study the chart, my little voice inside of me, said to tell the person, I would love to change places, or would I? With everything moving full steam ahead, would I have the wisdom to be open to what would be unfolding before my eyes? Would I have the intelligence to keep abreast of all the details? Will I develop inertia or laziness and allow my creative abilities who got me this far, to take a holiday because all was falling into place? As with all good things, pitfalls abound in the most unlikely places and appear as wolfs in sheep’s clothing. As I have learnt the hard way, we need to allow things to unfold and not try to make things materialize or help it along. The Universe is far wiser than we are and knows what we need. For example, many years ago I was told by an astrologer that I would do very well in my chosen field of design, which I was very excited about. A job out of my field of interest kept calling me, but I kept turning it down. In hindsight I now realize it was the perfect stepping stone to accomplish what I hoped for. At the time I wasn’t open enough to see the possibilities. Had I let things unfold instead of trying to make it happen, success would have been sooner and better than when it finally did arrive.

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“Are You Talking To Me Taurus Solar Eclipse Conjunct My Sun in the Tenth House?”

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The tenth house has been an interest of mine since I began my studies, as I have always felt that the two most important questions always asked concerning the natal chart, is either happiness in love or career success. Once these two are answered, the other questions seem minor in comparison and the discussion of the rest of the chart becomes more general. Unless of course, the consultation was on something very specific that was on the client’s mind. At this point the delineation of the chart in my opinion becomes less predictive and becomes a disclosure of the assets and liabilities of the person. The tenth house represents the conscious effort of applying the assets and conditions given at birth and how the person solidifies and channels them into reality. The Sun in the tenth represents the essence, the power, the energy and the determination to accomplish what it set out to do.

It has always occurred to me that in delineating the planets in this house, I felt the Sun’s interpretation in this position was missing a subtle influence. I have felt in my own life this force has been the influence and key to truly fulfilling the promises of this house. Many sources will give one in detail a description of how each planet affects this house and the possible outcome that will be expressed, if all is working as plan. What I personally feel has been left out is an emphasis that the Sun is the essence and the subtle power and energy behind the other planets. Without the Sun’s rays we would never be able to appreciate the qualities the other planets express in our lives and the benefits each blesses us with. Taking this thought seriously, one realizes whatever planet is in this position, needs to hold its head high and upright with the confidence of one who knows how to unleash the promise of this house, especially the Sun.

For this reason one must get to what the essence of the Sun in this position is. The bottom line is to understand what encourages the Sun to do what it does. Through studying the old masters I realize what was needed in order to express the full power and energy, is to allow the Sun to express its true character and to be true to itself. How is that done? Pondering that, I came across one, who so kindly allowed me to study her natal chart, which had the Sun in the tenth in which a Taurus Solar Eclipse was one degree from conjunction. By delineating this chart I came across the keyword that I needed in order to explain and express how to get the most out of this planet. By studying her natal with the solar return chart, I realize that my first impression about tenth house issues were still on the top of the list as a major concern, but not exactly, as what one might image it to be.

Although the Sun in her natal chart was my major interest, the Moon with the North Node near the angle in the first, square to the Sun caught my attention. I have been taught when the two lights are in this aspect, it means that they are continuingly in discussion and debate on which is the right path to follow. The struggle is on going and can create more trials or more answers, depending on the circumstances at the moment. Although work, career and one’s standing among one’s peers may be highlighted. What is actually emphasized is the need for this individual to allow the Sun to find its bliss, and in so doing, she will find her own bliss. What does finding her bliss mean in relationship to the tenth house? It is doing what she really loves and receiving recognition for it. What will make her happy and rejuvenate her at the same time is the important action to take at this time.

What is missing that truly defines her, needs to be discovered and uncovered. Work may bring in the needed necessities and the rewards, but doing what she loves will give her the feeling, she has succeeded. With the upcoming eclipse, the Universe is giving her some space without all the disturbances to find her answer. It is trying to help her realize, it is time that her Sun discovers its joys in order to express what it does best. In so doing, she discovers the bliss becomes hers by default. By finding her contentment, the questions and the insecurities will float away and a new confidence will take hold, allowing her to see the opportunities she might normally miss. How can the rest of us benefit from this? It is giving permission to our subconscious and conscious mind to permit our own Sun to discover its own bliss. By doing this, we will find our own happiness creating a mind-set that we can accomplish anything we put our mind to. To reconfirm, one of the important keys to the Sun in the tenth, is finding one’s bliss. This is the first step in discovering, in fulfilling and in creating into reality the promises of the natal chart.

“It is How We Want and Need to Be says the Natal Ascendant in the Solar Return MC”

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Solar returns has always been one of my favorite techniques in predicting what might be in store in the coming year. Working from one of my friend’s charts, where I am able to observe my predictions, I have always learnt something I didn’t expect. There has been times when working through my observations that I noticed something was happening which I missed when I first delineated the chart. This became evident when I began studying the Natal Ascendant that coincides with the MC or the tenth house of the solar return, that something unusual was about to unfold. The energies and the results differ in degrees depending where it falls in the house, from being very helpful in bringing our standing among our community into fruition, to where one needs to actively make it happen.

The MC, also written as the midheaven describes what we may think is our true vocation or calling in life we wish to present to the world in order to fulfill our unique potential. Where as IC, the opposite house in the chart, the fourth house angle describes the foundation of who we wish to be and what will sustain and nourish us, and at the same time is the source of what motivates us. Whether the angle of the natal ascendant is on the MC or tenth house, it generally is a good indication in influencing one’s destiny in orienting the directions the individual prefers to take. Rather then going with the flow where life is taking the individual, the person needs to have control of it. This generally happens when the native feels the outer circumstances that are happening are going in the wrong path. The person may not be sure of the course to take, but is certain a change is needed and is taking action.

This I noticed in a chart of a co-worker I recently looked at, that the year would go pretty well for him, especially where the finances were involved, but the career situation seemed questionable and unstable. It made me wonder, how could that be? Financially I realized his income came from several sources, so how was the tenth house of career involved? Looking at it more closely I realized, it wasn’t how others saw him. It was how he saw himself, and how he needed to change that view of himself in the larger picture. It was whether the company out grew him, or did he actually out grew the company? That what he wanted from them, he no longer expected and he needed to see the situation in its true light. How he saw himself and how the company saw him needed to change, this change of attitude would help make everything he touched more successful in the coming year.

In conclusion I really feel the Natal Ascendant that coincides with the midheaven or the tenth house of the solar return makes a difference in how we see ourselves in our careers. What we thought was important and necessary in our standing among our peers is being questioned by us. It does mot seem to involve the company or how others see us, but seems to involve our thinking and our thoughts of where we need to be at this time. Especially if the natal fourth house is located in the solar return first, indicates a change. The change in our residence or the change in our thinking will give us a new perspective in how we see things. Whatever the change will be or how subtle or potent it will make itself felt will come from within and not from a source outside of oneself.

“Wanderlust is the Springboard for Changes with the Moon in the Tenth House”

It has always been a proven truth and fact to me that bits of knowledge on a subject can be more of a curse then a blessing, when trying to put into practice what little one has learnt.  It is important to have the basics down before working with it.  Partial knowledge can be just as dangerous as being ignorant.  Getting a complete analysis and understanding of the situation is more important then jumping in without being prepared or at least have an open mind to assess the situation before making any final decisions.  This was a lesson I was to learn many years ago when I was trying to establish myself in the career I thought would be my life’s work.  At the same time I was struggling and sacrificing to establish myself, I began taking astrology lessons to relax and take my mind off the difficulties of a very competitive vocation I had chosen.  In class one day I was told that my Gemini Moon in the tenth house meant changes in my career, and the possibilities of several different callings I might follow and work with.

I felt as if a big rock fell on top of me, and as if I was a balloon, and the air that kept me afloat had all gone, and I was a deflated has been.  Being told that information with all the hard work that I had done at this point in my career was not what I wanted to hear.  In class I showed a stiff upper lip, trying to pretend I was delighted with the interpretation that I didn’t truly understand at the time.  With the situation at work getting very hectic, I forgot all about my disappointments and fears about the moon, until I began to see the energies of the moon working in my life.  I went from one company to another, hopping to find one that I would call my home.  As I continued my studies I began to wonder if the changes indicated by my moon meant I was to go from one company to another in search of the right one.  And not that I was changing the profession I had chosen.  Although each company I worked for I was happy with, there always seem to come a point I felt that I needed to leave for whatever reason.  Was this my Gemini or the Moon in action, I asked myself? 

At one point I was offered a position in a career I was not trained for or even thought about, but having my Sun in Taurus I wanted to stay on course.  As I look back on my life I feel sorry about not taking that side trip, if only for the experience and what I might have learnt from it all.  Now that I understand my chart better, I realized I had missed an opportunity that was offered to me at the time.  My biggest regret is not understanding the delineation of my Moon in the tenth and working with it, to get the most out of it.  I have no unhappiness of how my life has turned out, because of my fears that I could have looked forward to what was about to happen, then to have the apprehension I had.  The word change was my stumbling block, and it could have been my springboard to a new world of growth.  What I have learnt through the years is that I have associated change as difficult and not seeing the transformation as growth and a possible blessing in disguise. 

That change can be positive, and can contribute to our growth and our expansion into new areas we have not thought about before.  With a Gemini Moon I am always capable of having an interest in many things, and have no fear in discovering what may lie ahead.  The truth of the matter is that I actually have a wanderlust that makes me look for excitement in everything I am willing to investigate, and I usually am well rewarded.  Although I have learned through the years that change of some sort is always associated with the Moon in whatever house it is in.  With me, change of any kind, even a transformation in the tenth house has become a springboard and a stepping stone to a better future, and to discoveries of myself I would have never expected.  It doesn’t matter what career I have, as long as I continue to enjoy doing what I do, which is essential and important in my life.  I can attest to the fact that change can be beneficial and not just a hassle and an annoyance.

“Sun in the Solar Return Tenth House is an Accomplishment and Success Well Earned!”

 

As the financial atmosphere still seems a bit shaky and apparently recovery seems further away than most people were hoping for, the need to secure our own future is eminent in all our thoughts.  Even those who should have no apparent reason to be worried about their situation are giving second thoughts to their circumstances and are cautious of what the future has in store.  All are affected by the lingering cloud of the unknown and the unrest that seems to prevail everywhere, and the ineffective decisions that have so far not been able to turn the financial situation around.  More and more people are beginning to see the light that they need to take control of their own destiny in hand, if they are to avoid some of the trials and tribulations that may be in store for all of us.  Some of us in anticipating what the future has in store are making decisions to change our course, before we are pushed into it.  This was in the message I had received from one who sees the handwriting on the wall, and felt she needed to do something before the wall crumbles in front of her.  Realizing she had no other choices she began using astrology to pick the appropriate time in making her decisions to decide when the changes should come about to bring the best results. 

 

For the coming year she saw that she had the Sun in the solar return tenth house and began to make her plans.  As with all major decisions, no matter how good one is at delineating a chart, doubt comes in and a second opinion is always needed to calm the fears when making a radical decision or change.  There have been many times I have sought a second opinion, as I have never felt I could be objective in delineating a chart for myself.  I am always hesitant in advising a major change, as I have always felt the individual needed to make that decision from the surrounding circumstances that may appear on the horizon.  I do not believe our life is predestined in such a way that we lose the freedom of choice.  I believe we can make it better or worst what lies in our path, by the choices we make along the way.  Seeing that the decision was already made, I felt better and more comfortable about giving my opinion on the chart. Seeing her chart was exciting for me, as this was the first time I have seen a chart in a pattern similar to my own.  Marc Edmond Jones categorizes natal charts into seven zodiacal patterns with certain traits and characteristics.  I felt I was among a kindred spirit, especially with both of ourNeptune’s in our natal first, given both of us an open door to all the traits and the characteristics this planet encompasses. 

 

I began to wonder if even with our differences, and in the end, the outcomes may turnout to be different, would we experience and anticipate each of the situations in similar ways?  With this thought along side the axiom of Morin, that to predict a major event, one needed at least another aspect to prove the indication was feasible.  With the Sun in the solar return tenth house, exact on the midheaven and with Uranus and Pluto near the angles, an important and active year is indicated.  Sun in the tenth indicates the right time for career decisions and changes and the possibilities of becoming self-employed.  The solar return Sun square the solar return Uranus which is in opposition to Pluto, indicating an end of one situation and transforming it to something very different, giving new life and new energy to that which once seem ordinary.  With a full Moon in the solar return, the individual can expect a lot of hard work and surprises, and at the same time a period of satisfaction, accomplishment and joy. 

 

Working with an old traditional timing method called profection, the individual focus for the year is the tenth house with the ruler Mercury located in the solar return tenth, confirming the importance of tenth house matters in the coming year.  One of the unfortunate things about the Sun in the tenth, unlike Jupiter or the Moon, if one can call it inopportune, is that everything good or bad that happens to the individual is through their own efforts, and not depended on others or blessings laid in front for their use.  The person needs to become aware and attentive of the circumstances, the surrounding influences, and to be able to improvise at a moment’s notice, to take advantage of the benefits in the coming year and to be able to reach the goals it has set for itself.  My conclusion to the solar return tenth house Sun is good and beneficial for tenth house matters, but the outcome is depended on the individual’s ability to work with the assets given to him, and the person’s accomplishment and success is well earned.  The real importance is not the end result, but how we work with what we have, that will give us the confidence and knowledge to a successful completion of our hopes and dreams where the tenth house is concerned.

“Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Who is the Ruler of them All?”

One of my favorite tales of good over evil, or right over wrong is Snow White and her adventures over her step mother the queen.  Many versions and interpretations of the story have been made, but one of my favorite parts of the narrative is when the queen looks into the mirror and says “mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?”  There are times as I perform my morning ritual, I say to myself as the image looks back at me, what have I done and what defines and characterizes who I really am?  More than once, as an astrologer I have wondered what planetary influences have made a difference in all my actions and thoughts.  I have been taught that the ruler or hyleg of a natal chart is one of the deciding factors, but this never sat well with me.  I have always thought that there was one planet that determines how we wanted others to see us, and another planet that influences how we really are and are seen by others.  One morning as the question continued to disturb me, I looked into the mirror and as the image stared back, I asked myself “mirror, mirror on the wall who is the ruler of them all?” 

 

In the beginning I have always considered my astrological studies as a serious hobby, it is no wonder I was not concern with my career preference, but how well I might succeed in the choice I had made when I went for my first astrological reading.  What I remembered of the reading I had, are but shadows of the truth, and the memories are unreliable and unforgiving.  I realize now, that I heard what I wanted to hear, and what was actually said to me is lost forever in time.  This made me wonder if we always hear only what we want to know, and is that one of the reasons we have missed opportunities that are passed over in our observations, conversations, experiences and travels which might have given us a different and more beneficial outcome?  Meditating on this I began to wonder if it was Mercury or was it another planet or the house that determines how we see things?    Thinking about this I realized that if I wanted to see how others saw me, it must be the tenth house which describes how we want to achieve our happiness and to be respected by others.  It seems to me that the planets in the house indicate what my career choices might be and how they may turn out, but the ruler of the house is the underlying factor which colors and inspires how we accomplish our desires. 

 

Through trial and error in studying several charts it appears the ruler of the tenth house colors and directs how we as individuals do things and how others perceive us.  Working with my own chart, since Mercury is the ruler of my tenth and first and is located in the ninth house, which influences all my thoughts and actions.  Mercury is a kindred spirit in everything I do, so I never realized its importance, until I really looked at it closer.  The planet not only influences my other planets, but how I used it was indicative of my success and how people saw me.  Looking at the chart of a coworker I wanted to see if there was something that I had not seen before that gave a clearer picture of how she came to choose her career.  She had the Moon as ruler of the tenth in connection to Venus in the fifth and Jupiter in the twelfth, which gave me the impression that her appearance and abilities were an issue.  In climbing the corporate ladder she deals with the axiom “never judge a book by its cover” in demonstrating and proving her abilities.  I was cautious in repeating my observation, but she assured me that I was on the right track.  Next time we decide to delineate a natal chart with clarity and color, it is my opinion we need to say to ourselves “mirror, mirror on the wall who is the ruler of them all?”

“Uranus in the Solar Return Tenth House Says to Expect the Unexpected as the Norm”

As an ardent student and follower of astrology, I have always felt if something important, whether good or bad is happening in one’s life, it should show up in a chart.  With the financial downturn, some businesses are having more difficulties in making a turn around, or just keeping afloat, then others.  A week ago, the General Manager of the company I work for, suddenly announced he was retiring.  This caught everyone by surprise and the rumors began to fly.  What made it worst was the fact, that he left the company one week after the announcement.  I assumed the decision came from the main office and I began to wonder if he suspected and anticipated it, or was it a personal health problem he was dealing with?  Fortunately he took action while he had the advantage to get the most out of the situation at hand, instead of waiting for the foreseeable future.  Luckily I had his birth data, and I wanted to assure myself, the facts would show up.  My emotions were racing as I watched the chart unfold on to the computer screen, and as I studied the chart, I began to understand the situation and the decision he made.  The obvious indication was Uranus in the Solar Return tenth house hinting at unexpected changes in his job situation.

The interesting thing, he was about three weeks away from his birthday when he gave his resignation, indicating how quickly his chart was fulfilling the scenario of the possibilities of the coming year, and the paths he might take.  The solar return ascendant was in the natal second house of finance with the solar return tenth house in the natal eleventh house of friends, hopes and wishes.  With Uranus in the house of careers, the unexpected is to be expected, not necessarily as malefic as one might assume, but more beneficial when considering future outcomes.  With Mars and the Moon in the first on the edge of the second house, trine Uranus and sextile the natal Sun in the fourth house of home and final outcomes, and with the Sun in opposition to Uranus, the circumstances and the decision he would make would appear to be beneficial in the long run.  It seems from the surface of the aspects that the decision from management did not come as a surprise to him.  With Mercury sextile his Moon, he needed to get in touch with his feelings and emotions, in deciding what was important to him and his future and to deal with the inevitable that was approaching sooner or later.  The key and the aspect I feel that made him to decide on the path he decided on was Mars and the Moon on the cusp of the second trine to the Sun pointing to a financial settlement to his satisfaction.  This I found out later through a reliable source was the turning point.

My thoughts on Uranus, having seen it in many Return charts, is the unexpected and unusual things that occur with one’s career and professional life, is not necessarily an unpleasant situation or occurrence for the individual involved.  Sometimes there is a career change instigated by the individual or the surrounding conditions, which are more often at this point in time the repercussions of the collective events happening globally.  With this aspect one must grasp opportunities and solutions almost impromptu without long reflection, or perhaps independently of such thoughts.  As our impulsive action on our first intuition, may bring more fruition, happiness and satisfaction then we realize at the moment.  Uranus is like going through Mercury Retrograde, one never knows what to expect.  Uranus needs to be handled with caution, sensitivity, and carefulness to avoid misguided decisions.  We need to react to circumstances and situations spontaneously to achieve and to maintain the career success we are aiming and hoping for.  I do believe much of the frustrations and stress we experience with this planet in the tenth house is sometimes caused by our own carelessness in paying attention, or not paying attention to the particulars.  My final thought is that we will experience Uranus in a better light if we treat the unexpected as the norm during this period of time, and not fear it.

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