Astrological Profile for Jack Jones
Born 06-12-2007 18:01 Canberra ACT Australia
Dear Jack, This book is a keepsake for your 5th birthday party. We love you very much and are very proud to be your parents. Love always Mum and Dad 1 December 2012
Foreword 1 An Astrological Profile for Jack 2 Basic underlying Personality Traits 3 Nurturing Intellectual and Physical Health and Development 4 Embracing Emotional Drives and Needs 5 Fostering Creativity and Spirituality 6 Perception of the Parents 7 Summary 8 Natal Chart 5
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1 An Astrological Profile for Jack Childhood is a time filled with promise. A new life, fresh beginnings, and for parents and teachers -- it’s the ultimate challenge. How many times have parents wondered why kids did not come with instruction manuals?! There’s a secret: they do!
This astrological report can be used as a guidepost, and
Each person is born at a special time, on a certain day and
provides a few hints and insights into
place. Astrologers use this information to chart the positions of the planets relative to the date, time and place of birth. This chart, or horoscope, provides an invaluable and exceptional view of the potentials, drives and needs for Jack. This is the “cosmic guidebook” for each individual!
This chart provides an invaluable and exceptional view of the potentials, drives and needs for Jack
the unique qualities of this child. Please remember that everyone -- including a child -- has free will. So while an astrological report can give you some valuable information, it does not indicate a fixed set of limited options.
The patterns of the planets, Sun and Moon are unique and
Of course environment also has its inf luence, but by
notable for a developing child, since in childhood these pictures
understanding the significant drives and needs represented
are seen in a different light. Children are changing rapidly,
by Jack’s chart, you can better appreciate his uniqueness, and,
and, in the process of becoming themselves, need special
hopefully, guide him to fulfil his potentials in the healthiest
love and guidance. Developmental Astrology incorporates
the basic concepts of astrology within the framework of the early years of life.
2 Basic underlying Personality Traits There are several layers to an astrological chart, just as there are layers to the personality. In astrology, the building blocks of the chart are the planets, signs and houses of the chart. You’ll see these terms scattered throughout this book. In a nutshell, the planets (plus the Sun and Moon) represent specific energies and drives. These drives each have a different purpose in the developing personality.
In Jack’s chart, there is an outstanding quality of Water.
T he twelve signs of the zodiac represent qualities, characteristics and traits. The houses (the
Outstanding strength in the Water element
twelve divisions of the chart wheel or circle)
means that Jack is definitely sensitive. At
symbolise the facets of a person’s life. In the
times, especially in very early years, you may
drama of life, the planets represent the actors,
see evidence that Jack is uncomfortable
the signs show the roles the actors play, their
aro u n d n ew peo pl e o r i n d i f feren t
costumes and props, and the houses illustrate
environments, and the underlying cause
the setting and scene of the play.
is sensitivity to the “vibrations”. Everything alive has a kind of vibratory rate, and as a
Using the building blocks of the zodiac signs, there’s yet
“water child’, Jack is acutely aware of these vibrations. There’s
another layer. Each sign falls into categories called elements
also an ability to sense the underlying quality of emotionally
and modes. There are four elements -- fire, earth, air and
charged situations. Watch out! Since there can also be a
water; and there are three modes (or action models) --
high impressionability and even deceptiveness associated
cardinal, fixed and mutable. There’s a way to distill the chart
with strong water, it can easily conform to whatever (or
into its dominant element and mode of expression, and this
whomever) is around. However, the most notable personality
leading denominator gives a powerful clue to the strongest
trait may be a strong tendency to nurture others and a keen
underlying personality traits.
sensitivity to the feelings of others. Encouraging artistic or creative expression is helpful, particularly if this can be experienced as pure fun and not a “judged” activity.
Also, encouraging Jack to trust his intuitive sense of things
Focusing on what the lack of any mode or element might mean
will strengthen confidence and enhance creativity.
for the child can prove beneficial, although this should not be interpreted as an actual “personality deficiency”. Rather,
Little Air can indicate problems with objectivity and can show
understand that this could indicate either a tendency to
a potential for difficulty with communication and relating, in
overcompensate or to seek what is lacking in some way. As
general. Make a special effort to engage Jack in conversation,
your child matures, you might discover that he is drawn to
to read together, and tell stories. Applaud his development
others who seem to possess the expressions of a quality that
of tolerance for the differences between people. Jack might
seems to be lacking in his own chart.
also benefit from the simple exercise of keeping a daily diary.
Moon Sign and Early Personality Development
There are three modes in astrology. These determine how a
particular sign manifests its energy. These
Although most people are familiar with the
qualities -- known as cardinal, fixed and
concept of the Sun sign, a child expresses
mutable -- have special meanings in astrology. Each sign of the zodiac correlates with one of three modes of action.
With an emphasis on Mutable energy, Jack is flexible and able to adapt easily
the qualities of the Moon sign more than the Sun sign during the earliest years. That’s because the Moon tells the story of feelings and pure emotion. So, you might see more
Jack is mostly Mutable. That means he is
qualities that relate to this factor in Jack’s
flexible and able to adapt easily. Developing
chart during early childhood. Expressing the
objectivity and cooperation is important, but making final
Sun requires more self-awareness, and that develops later!
decisions or choosing sides can be really difficult. That “fence-
Keep in mind that Jack is NOT a blank slate! These drives
sitting” can be just as torturous for him as it is for other
and expressions can be nourished and supported by
people! Praise Jack for his versatility and teamwork, but
understanding family and teachers, helping Jack make the
watch for signals that indicate he is becoming manipulative
most of these “ingredients” in his developing personality!
or has fallen victim to exploitation by others.
In summary, if an element or mode is low or lacking, there’s no reason to be highly concerned, but you can find creative ways to help Jack compensate.
Jack can be difficult to figure out sometimes.
Ideas can be just as adventurous as actually going somewhere.
With the Moon in Scorpio, he loves to be
While Jack might enjoy school if the teacher makes things
in the presence of others, but does not like
interesting, he can just as easily become quickly bored if
excessive attention. There can be a deep-rooted affection
the subject material is too repetitious or lacking in interest.
for Mother, and a powerful emotional sensitivity toward
Distractability can be a problem. Preteen, Jack loves to be
others. However, Jack can have trouble distinguishing whose
around friends, and may have a keen desire to get a driver’s
emotions are most important and may respond quite strongly
license as soon as possible.
when there are high levels of emotional tension. Another prevailing quality that’s likely to emerge in Jack’s early The way Jack might like to be perceived,
years is shown by the sign on his Ascendant,
what he needs to feel motivated toward
or Rising Sign. In childhood, the Ascendant
achievement and what makes him feel
and the 1st House signify Jack’s physical
significant and special in the world shines
appearance and how other people view
through his Sun. While the full expression of
him. After all, most of us have our self-image
Jack’s ego takes quite some time to develop,
shaped by what other people tell us about
certain qualities will definitely be apparent,
ourselves. Most important, the Ascendant
even early on. However, this aspect of the
(ASC) represents Jack’s basic attitudes and
personality will be more apparent after the
himself, and how he presents himself to the
world. The significance of environmental
conditioning in Jack’s developing personality is shown by the Ascendant.
“L et ’s go! ” may be Jack ’s
consistent request. That’s the drive from a Sagittarian Sun. This is the baby whose fussiness
Through a Taurus Ascendant, Jack projects
can likely be calmed by a walk around the block or a ride in the
consistency and stubbornness. Jack may
car. Motion feels natural, and a change of scenery can prove to be
enjoy natural surroundings and may also
fascinating. Trips to the zoo or wild animal park may be among
have a special affinity for music. He may stay more to himself,
favourite pastimes, but amusement parks are also likely to rank
although being close to a special few people can become a
high on the priority list as Jack grows. The Sun in Sagittarius
stimulates a desire to experience life in the broadest sense.
3 Nurturing Intellectual and Physical Health and Development Every parent watches for the signals that indicate a child’s intellectual and physical progress. From baby’s first words to performance in school, development is noted and records are kept. Providing the stimulus that will strengthen mental and physical development is up to parents, teachers and society. Of course, ultimately, a child will master the experience of learning!
However, the Moon also shows the basic manner in which
There are many factors involved in intellect -- the ability
a child absorbs information. Jack’s Moon
to conceptualise, the communication of concepts and thoughts, memory, creative ideas, the application of rational thought, judicial thinking, decision-making, speculative thought and more. In order to be whole, the child must achieve a balance between the
With the Moon in a water sign, Jack has a strongly impressionable consciousness and a tendency to have a “photographic” mind
is in a water sign, indicating a strongly impressionable consciousness and a tendency to have a “photographic” mind. Imaginative and creative concepts are most enjoyable, and artistic expression may be
mental, emotional, physical and spiritual
easier than pure verbal expression (except
parts of the Self; only then can the power of
the intellect be used to its utmost. Otherwise, the mental capacities are likely to be overemphasised or misdirected in
In addition, since the Moon represents the basic thought
order to compensate for under development in some other
patterns, the Moon’s speed (or rate of travel) fundamentally
affects a child’s approach to learning. The Moon moves at variable speeds in her rotation around the Earth.
One important factor in a developing intellect is the nature
Jack’s Moon was moving at a moderate pace at the time
of the thought patterns themselves. Here, the Moon plays
he was born. This can indicate a strong need to observe a
yet another role beyond that of emotional storage house.
situation before making a change, and suggests a reJacktance
Through the Moon, a child’s unique experiences are stored
when facing unfamiliar ideas or situations.
in the vaults of the subconscious mind.
In learning, a careful, structured circumstance can create
Jack has Mercury in Sagittarius, and is prone
the safety zone that allows Jack to move through education
to “blurting out” thoughts and ideas. He likes
with greater confidence. Following cautious observation
to speak profound truths (as he sees them)
and consideration, new situations are then less threatening.
and is often interested in learning things that have moral
After that, Jack may do just fine with learning, but if forced
messages. There is an adventurous quality to the mind and
to move too quickly may lose confidence. Retaining ideas can
distractions can be a problem. However, there may be a thirst
be a plus for this gently paced Moon.
for knowledge, and travel can be a good way to learn. Mercury in Sagittarius can jump in before any assessment is made, but
As a small baby Jack began to explore and
this placement also confers the gift of being
learn about his personal environment
able to talk one’s way out of trouble!
through the five senses, and these are represented by the energy of Mercury. Over
Jack can be frustrated with learning with
time, the senses are used in a more refined
Mercury in square aspect to Saturn. He may
manner, and as the mind gains the ability
sometimes feel that his thoughts and ideas
to integrate more and more information,
are met with undue criticism. The desire to
learning increases. Mercury shows how Jack
be right and to gain endorsement by parents
communicates those thought patterns --
and teachers can be especially strong and
how concepts are framed and also how they
when he makes a mistake, it can be hurtful
are expressed through communication. The
and may quickly undermine his confidence.
years of Mercury’s heightened developmental cycle are from
Ultimately, the type of criticism Jack receives will largely
age seven to thirteen, when the connections between a child
determine how much he trusts his intellectual abilities.
and his world are powerfully shaped. Language is mastered;
Supportive, constructive criticism can build confidence, but
communication skills are refined. It is during these years,
harsh critiques which demand more from Jack than he is
that Jack will project the qualities of Mercurial energy more
capable of producing are destructive. This child’s esteem and
motivation will be damaged by statements like, “you’re not meeting your potential”. Affirm Jack’s potential by rewarding
him with honest praise when efforts command it.
Mercury in the 7th House can be seen as an interest in learning
Encouragement and testing are two different things. Small
how to effectively communicate, and Jack may enjoy learning
children do not like to be tested -- life is enough of a test for
in the company of others, rather than tackling material
them! They do enjoy learning, but need to be encouraged
independently. In school, the social aspects of education
to learn at their own pace. Finding that pace is one of the
may be more important to Jack than learning what Teacher
primary tasks of parents and teachers. Watch for signs that
assigns. It’s important when he is assigned working partners
tell you when Jack is comfortable with a situation, and ready
at school that he develops an ability to understand the nature
to push beyond it. Then, offer stimulation of that expression
of the project and each person’s responsibilities, since if he is
by setting fresh goals and opportunities to learn and develop
coupled with someone who does not do his or her part or who
takes over too much, Jack will lose confidence in agreements.
Finding Fun and Encouraging Physical Development
He may be adept at public speaking and debate, and should be encouraged to develop these interests if at all possible.
Jupiter and Learning Another factor involved in Jack’s learning styles and needs is symbolised by Jupiter.
Since Jack has Jupiter in Sagittarius, he just likes to learn! The idea that knowledge is power is no mystery to this child
T here are many factors that indicate particular needs in regard to physical health. However, I feel that specific strengths and weaknesses and their care are best dealt with in greater depth using refined astrological techniques beyond the scope
These qualities are initially experienced through the encouragement of teachers and guides, but
of this book. But one feature of childhood we can explore
ultimately, Jupiter shows how Jack will express confidence
is where to find play and recreational activities that might
and what types of stimulation will build his learning skills.
be most comfortable and enjoyable for Jack. The planet Mars represents physical energy -- it’s the fuel that is needed
Since Jack has Jupiter in Sagittarius, he just
to keep the physical engine running! Mars’ sign and house
likes to learn! The idea that knowledge is power
placement gives good clues about a child’s preferences for
is no mystery to this child, and he will also
play and activity, including sports and approach to fitness.
appreciate having every opportunity to develop his intellectual abilities to their fullest extent. Travel and language studies can be fascinating, but so may be religion and philosophy.
Jackâ€™s favourite forms of recreation and sports can include
The connection from Mars to Saturn indicates a potential for
swimming, surfing, water skiing, scuba diving, tai kwan do,
a low level of physical energy. Because of this, Jack needs to be
karate, golf, fly-fishing, boating, snorkelling, folk dancing, and
encouraged to devote some time to physical activity in order
to raise energy levels. If there is a defeatist attitude, help him learn the importance of overcoming or meeting challenges.
Jackâ€™s Mars in the 2nd House indicates an easygoing kind of
Be sure to celebrate accomplishments with him. Jack may also
energy. Jack needs to develop endurance. He may also have
go the other way and decide to overcompensate and train
an interest in developing a strong body and participating in
until he drops! There can be increased self-discipline and an
sports which give him a chance to excel as an individual. Body
ability to set limits and work or train carefully toward goals.
awareness can be developed early, and can give Jack a sense of personal control if fitness is encouraged from an early age.
4 Embracing Emotional Drives and Needs At different stages and ages Jack is developing different parts of himself. One reason childhood astrology is different from adult astrology is that a child is in the process of “becoming”. Anyone who’s been around children knows that at some stages of development a child is more susceptible or emotionally vulnerable, and that these needs and sensibilities change as a child matures.
These needs remain with Jack throughout life, continually
After all, a baby struggles each day to deal with a difficultto-control body, but an elementary school
growing and evolving. The Moon symbolises
age child is struggling with early social
the reflective nature of humanity. It is the
relationships. Each of the planets represents a different emotional need and expression, but some planetary symbols are more emotionally charged than others.
With Moon in Scorpio, Jack is deeply sensitive, and has powerful, intense emotions
absorbing, subconscious mind and reflects the needs of the soul. This is the matrix from which habit patterns emerge. Moon is Mother -- who provides nurturing, comfort and security. Mother is the model for a child’s
developing sense of how he will nurture and
There are myriad possibilities, but Jack’s chart illustrates the potential emotional strengths and
care for others, and, most importantly, how Jack will nurture
weaknesses, and the areas in his life where there can be
himself. Even as a baby, Jack has had a strong inner awareness
greater vulnerability. It is important to explore these
of what is happening. As he grows, more information is
concepts through a lens of objectivity, since when dealing
absorbed and stored in Jack’s subconscious mind, and deeper
with psychological and emotional issues with our children
awareness of his feelings also grows. The Moon also indicates
we’re likely to run into our own issues as part of the process!
basic patterns of conditioning drawn from life experiences and filtered through the qualities of the Moon.
Jack’s most powerful emotional needs are symbolised by the Moon, which is the primary indicator of early psychological development.
With Moon in Scorpio, Jack is deeply sensitive, and has
With the Moon in conjunction to Venus, Jack may be quite
powerful, intense emotions. Because of this, it is often difficult
tender, sweet and caring. Expressing affection is easy and he
for Jack to openly express his feelings. Parents must learn
may enjoy feeling physically close. Hugs at story time, open
to observe subtle changes in order to understand what is
displays of affection, and giving to others feels good. This
troubling him. Jack needs to have some secrets, and should
aspect frequently indicates a healthy, supportive relationship
be allowed plenty of privacy -- a “secret treasure box” would
with the mother and good feelings about her.
be perfect. In infancy, Jack will be tremendously sensitive, even to subtle stimulation. Parents and caretakers need to
Since the Moon and Mars are in trine to one another, Jack’s
offer frequent soothing, comforting caresses. As he grows,
inner feelings, emotional sensitivity and self-assertiveness
Jack needs to learn that deep feelings are
seem easy and natural. He can be comfortable
okay. If not, Jack may project an emotional
in most situations since there’s a sense that
coldness in order to hide or repress a keen
he is strong. While personal courage can be
easily mustered, he may not be especially interested in pushing it. Why rock the boat?
Jack can be very picky about diet and
You may also observe that Jack rises to most
environment. With the Moon in the 6th
occasions in the nick of time, but for the
House, he needs to feel that he is aware of
impatient parent or teacher, questions
and can be in control of the physical body. As
may arise about exactly when he will take
a baby, there can be a lot of fussiness if Jack
action. Outside motivation is sometimes
is uncomfortable, but once adjustments are
necessary for this child to forge ahead
made, he may be quite peaceful. Pets may be
toward challenging goals.
especially important to this child.
Since the Moon and Saturn are in sextile aspect, Jack is more likely
Moon semisextile Mercury stimulates Jack’s desire to bring
to seek out positive role models and welcome situations which
feelings into a level of rational understanding. Learning to
reinforce a sense of personal responsibility. Trusting authority
reach out to others through the emotions is important,
figures may come easily, which can be helpful throughout life,
and asking for needs to be met can bring positive results in
but is especially important during early educational experiences.
establishing emotional security.
Helping him clarify priorities and manage time can aid Jack in putting this energy dynamic to good use.
The energ y of the Sun is tied to the development of
You may also observe strong levels of self-criticism which, in
individuality and the sense of identity. The individuality of
later childhood years are projected as excessive criticism of
the Sun begins to emerge once a child has developed enough
or attempts to control others.
mastery over basic bodily functions so that he can start
Scapegoating can also become a feature of his behaviour,
paying more attention to the outside world. The Sun is a
especially if he observes that others (like parents) are not
major factor in determining, “Who am I?” This radiance of
fully responsible. Why should he take responsibility when
Self really becomes focused once Jack is relating to others
everyone else is not? Rewards for embracing personal
on a more frequent basis, especially during the school years.
responsibilities can go a long way toward healing these feelings. If Jack learns and adopts co-dependent behaviours,
Jack is a Sagittarius, basically described in the Underlying
it’s quite likely that he will continue these models into his
Personality section of this book. However, there are
adult relationships. This discomfort being himself can lead to a tendency to go overboard trying to please
factors which alter Jack’s expression and development of his Sun. Since the Sun and Saturn are in a square aspect, Jack will tend to be more sensitive to criticism and may have an inhibited sense of self-confidence. Seeking permission
Since the Sun and Saturn are in a square aspect, Jack will tend to be more sensitive to criticism and may have an inhibited sense of self-confidence
others as a means of gaining acceptance. It’s important to help Jack learn that his needs ARE important, and that he deserves to have those needs. Self-forgiveness can be an important and necessary step in healing these painful feelings and releasing shame or guilt.
can create hesitation, delays or inhibition, especially if life circumstances dictate undue restraint or lack. If he suffers unreasonable limitation or is fostered
With the Sun square to Uranus a rebellious spirit resides,
in an environment lacking in positive support, the results
restlessly, within Jack’s heart. Excessive restraints are likely
can be highly damaging to development of a healthy and
to provoke outbursts of frustration, and balancing personal
positive personal identity. Relationships with Father and men
responsibility with a need to be free can be difficult. Settling
can be difficult, especially if Jack experiences primary male
for the status quo can be difficult, and even in toddler years
influences as lacking or negative. This suggests a feeling that
it’s easy to observe that he is most attracted to unusual
parents or others from whom he needs approval is deficient
things and innovative people. This aspect does suggest some
in some way.
dissatisfaction with the father and can be an indicator that Dad and he do not see eye to eye.
Jack is not really interested in conforming, although
Imaginative stories and ideas are never lacking for Jack.
supportive aspects from Saturn or Jupiter to the Sun
The connection between Mercury and Neptune stimulates
can indicate that he may be able to exercise his need for
a need to reach into the imaginative realm with the mind.
independence within existing structures.
Magical thinking is part of childhood, and should definitely be encouraged. However, Jack may not like it when fantasy
Mercury is not traditionally considered an emotional
and reality collide! It’s important that parents and family
expression. However, Mercury’s role in the expression of
eradicate certain childhood myths in a gentle manner, but
feelings is highly important. Mercury represents the function
also that they teach Jack that imagination can be a very
of articulation of ideas and feelings and inf luences how
good thing. Parents can listen attentively to the tall tales,
we communicate them. After all, most of us are more
appreciating Jack’s imaginings, but need to encourage him
comfortable if we can talk about our emotional experiences
to tell the truth when relating actual events! Parents also
to someone special. A child needs to feel that
need to be aware that the cute little “stories”
he can talk about anything with his parents,
told at age five, if left uncorrected, can leave
and that it is okay to share feelings and ideas.
the impression that Jack can lie without
When a child is not given opportunities to
being caught. This could lead to socially
communicate his emotional needs, he can
unacceptable behaviour later on.
develop problems communicating almost
anything else! Mercury’s function in our lives
Self-esteem is another part of Jack’s
is to link internal processes to the external world, and one of the most important inner links is the
psychological make-up. Venus describes the needs for love
experience of sharing emotion.
and value systems, along with self-worth. Artistic expression can be part of this emotional outlet, and this is Venus in
Jack takes communication seriously, since Mercury and
action. Selfish behaviour can be Venusian, too, and most small
Saturn are connected. However, the primary emotional
children show Venus through their particular expression of
implication from this connection is that Jack may worry
selfishness and their ultimate struggle to allow Venus to
excessively. Help him appreciate the realism of situations, but
evolve as they develop the capacity to learn to share.
also encourage him to rest and relax the mind. Teach positive thinking!
You’ll see Venus expressing in a more outgoing manner after
If he gets into an argument or brawl with anyone, he can
about age four, when Jack may finally want to give something
become exceptionally upset emotionally and will need time
to another person. But the full involvement of Venusian
to cool down and get settled. However, Jack will enjoy learning
development is during the teen years, when “falling in love”
ways to experience his strength. For that reason, encouraging
becomes a reality. But, regardless of Jack’s age, he needs to
physical activities which allow him to establish a sense of
feel love from others to encourage growth on every level,
control over the physical plane can be quite valuable.
including the growth of self-esteem.
Jack likes to feel in control of emotions, and may possess
It’s Venus in Scorpio that imparts a desire
a strong capability of developing self-discipline since Mars
for Jack to experience deep connections to
and Saturn are in a friendly connection. He may like to build
people, places and things. You can usually
things, and can be a strong leader. Healthy expressions of anger can be developed, and a positive
tell precisely what Jack does and does not like, since doing something just to please someone is not really on his agenda. The arts can be especially important in helping Jack express emotions that could be difficult to articulate. Expressing affection is usually done cautiously until trust is developed, when
It’s Venus in Scorpio that imparts a desire for Jack to experience deep connections to people, places and things
capacity to handle challenges is present.
Jack may not demonstrate the energy of Uranus until teenage years, since this quality is part of the expression of uniqueness, ingenuit y, and rebellion. It ’s usually outwardly expressed in teen years as part of
he can be highly and effectively expressive.
a teen’s uprising against the status quo. Uranus spends about Jack’s Mars shows when he expresses anger and personal
seven years in one sign, and is one of the planetary energies
strength. As Jack grows up, the way he shows personal
that identify qualities of a generation.
assertiveness will be developed.
Uranus in Pisces opens the way for heightened W i t h M a r s i n C a n ce r, Ja ck i s m o s t
creativity and will mark a time period when
comfortable in circumstances which are
some of the boundaries between the people
non-confrontational. Sports may not be
of earth will be erased. Jack and his generation will appreciate a
enjoyable if injury is a possibility, since he really does not
special emphasis in the arts, but will also respond to situations
like getting hurt.
which allow them to feel more connected to one another.
Music is a prime example of this kind of energy -- since the
Pluto also represents deep-seated anxieties or fears, which
vibration, sounds and flow of music can completely alter
are, for lack of a better description, absorbed into the psyche.
the moods and expressions of the people experiencing it.
For a child, itâ€™s virtually impossible to direct an awareness of
It may be more difficult for Jack and peers to break out of
this energy, since the personal self must be well developed
â€œcollectiveâ€? experiences. In fact, their desire to be alike may
before knowledge of this esoteric plane of consciousness
be important in some instances. These shared experiences
awakens. In fact, most adults have difficulty with this part
can confirm an unexpected quality of power, and learning to
of the self! Although the energy of Pluto may be felt during
direct consciousness and mind may play a significant role as
the childhood years, it is not usually a conscious expression
Jack reaches his maturation.
at this time.
Pluto moves very slowly through the zodiac, and its sign
But the personal expression of Uranian energy is most likely to be seen in the arena of life most influenced
tells more about the transformational
by this planet. Uranus in the 10th House
influence Pluto will have on that particular
stimulates a desire to gain public notice. Not
generation than it will about the changes in
just anything will do: Jack needs to stand out
as special, unusual, or his accomplishments need to be ground-breaking. Jack may feel
The generation with Pluto in Sagittarius is
good about being different. However, this
confronted with quite a mission. During this
desire will need to be nurtured, and parents
era, a true global economy is emerging and
or teachers who feel Jack is not ready for an experience may
new definitions of power are coming into
be well-advised to reconsider before standing in the way.
play. Jack and his peers will be challenged to transform the educational systems, the courts and the
Another significant, but emotionally charged, generation-
legislative bodies once they come into their power within
oriented quality is the energy of Pluto. Pluto represents the
society. The important distinctions between religion and
deepest reservoirs of emotional energy, and is not a quality
spirituality will be emerging during this era, and Jack is
openly expressed in childhood. However, when a personal
hungry to know the truth. If we cannot teach it ourselves, he
planet or angular point in a chart is connected to Pluto,
will help us uncover the myths which mask it.
then this profound level of emotional and transformational energy is easier to see.
As with the other transpersonal planets, the House position
The outgoing, assertive, competitive energy of Mars is often
of Pluto is the area of life where you help Jack get in touch
frustrated when retrograde. When this planet retrogrades,
with a need for healing and transformational change. With
the physical energy is often slowed. Self-confidence may
Pluto in the 8th House, Jack needs to understand why things
seem blocked, and needs to be boosted by establishing a
happen as they do. He may be naturally insightful about what
firm sense of personal strength. Expressing anger can be
motivates others, and because of this awareness of whatâ€™s
difficult and uncomfortable. Physical assertiveness is not
happening beneath the surface may be mistrustful until
always easy when Mars retrogrades, but there can be great
situations prove otherwise. Provide ample opportunities
success when Jack learns to thoroughly visualise an action
for him to explore nature or ideas. Encourage his interest
before physically performing it. Affirmations which increase
in mysteries. Be available to talk about deeper feelings, and
personal confidence will prove helpful in achieving a sense
encourage Jack to trust those feelings.
of positive direction. Actor Jack Nicholson and tennis champ Billie Jean King were born with Mars retrograde.
Youâ€™ve discovered that the Ascendant is like the windowdressing or mask of the personality, but connections from planets to the Ascendant can also alter how Jack expresses his emotional self. The extra sensitive quality of Jackâ€™s personality may be amplified because Neptune makes a dynamic aspect to the Ascendant. Sometimes, Jack may feel invisible, and it can be difficult to make his needs known. Positive outlets for this energy dynamic can be acting, music or the arts.
Sometimes, planets appear to move backward in their orbital path from our viewpoint here on Earth. When that happens, we say a planet is retrograde.
5 Fostering Creativity and Spirituality Children seem to be inherently connected to spiritual awareness and expression. Their joy in the daily discoveries of life can be infectious, and a child’s sense of wonder brings light into life. To help a child find Truth and embrace a sense of The Divine, very little encouragement is needed. But it is necessary to support this natural connection, and can make all the difference in Jack’s ability to trust himself.
Time spent around animals might inspire creative interests,
One of the most significant ways to help Jack awaken
and touch Spirit is to foster his creativity. It’s not necessary for every child to be a consummate artist, but each child needs room to experiment with the creative self. There are several factors in the astrological chart that support the development and expression of personal creativity.
Since Jack has Venus in the 6th House, there may be a special interest in crafts and a love of working with and utilising tools or instruments
Venus, the expression of artistry, is, of course, an important part of creativity. This is the energy through which Jack experiences and expresses feelings. In many respects, while the Moon represents “feeling”, Venus represents “emotion” -- which is the voice
Beyond education and development of the intellect in a
of feeling. Venus also represents beauty, a quality deep
more formal sense, Mercury plays an important role in self-
within which every child needs to feel, identify and express.
expression. After all, this is the energy of linking ideas and
Encourage Jack to get in touch with expressions that feel
concepts from the inner self to the outside world -- and back
good to his heart! Special talents and creative interests are
again! One of the creative influences of Mercury in Sagittarius
likely to be enjoyed most in a rather private setting, and Jack
can be developed in the early years by encouraging artistic
should never be made to feel that he has to show off in public
play that will keep all those fingers busy. There may be an
if he is uncomfortable with the idea. But there also needs to
interest in puzzles, which should be provided at every age.
be encouragement to become comfortable with the joy of
However, story-telling and the development or oratorical
sharing creative talents.
skills can become quite a fascination as Jack grows.
There may be a love of nature, and growing things can be
Jack does feel wonder about universal principles, a Higher
especially enjoyable (even if you don’t have a garden, you
Power, and endless questions called, “Why?”
can still provide a place for this!). But there can be a special
Moral questions f low through the realm of Jupiter, and
joy playing “magician”, and toys that can be built into a kind
learning higher principles through inspiring teachers and
of “magic act”, might be lots of fun and encourage a little
mentors is another outpouring of this energy. It is generally
showmanship, too. Dance, painting and writing may also be
not until a child has developed some measure of cognitive
developed. In fact, there can be a talent for mysteries and an
skill that the awareness of Jupiter can be taught. During
incisive sense of humour! Photography, including video, might
elementary school and preteen years, this energy begins to
be of interest. In music, encourage the study of guitar, bass
flourish. Jupiter is a function of the higher mind, the part of
guitar, cello or deeply resonate instruments.
our consciousness that can connect with the Divine. The early awareness of Jupiter deals primarily with the concepts of
sharing, positive thinking, enthusiasm and
Since Jack has Venus in the 6th House, there may be a special interest in crafts and a love of working with and utilising tools or instruments. Watch out! he could be a gadget nut! He might also have an especially good time creating gifts from the heart to present for birthdays or holidays.
With Jupiter in the 8th House a healthy respect for the essential changes which accompany life is one of the primary spiritual lessons for Jack
hope for reward. A healthy respect for the essential changes which accompany life is one of the primary spiritual lessons for Jack, indicated by Jupiter’s placement in the 8th House. Transitions from one stage to another
To get past purely self-centred awareness, the expansive
and celebrations of those changes can help him ultimately
energy of Jupiter encourages a child to reach out and expand
understand that even belief systems transform! Nature can
his personal universe. Through Jupiter, Jack can begin to build
also be a good teacher for Jack, since knowing that everything
a basic philosophy of life, and exercise his sense of hope and
has its time of blossoming and strength will ring true to his
vision. The need to reach out and give is Jupiter in action, but
ideals. Something as simple as watching the changing tides
so is enthusiasm. Most important, when Jack is in touch with
can be an excellent illustration of intangible values.
Jupiter, he is inspired! Here is the desire to grow, to reach into
new horizons, to feel adventure and joy. While it may take a lifetime to develop a personal philosophy or explore religious teachings, during childhood,
Then, there is the world of dreams and imagination. Neptune’s
It may be that this generation will be the first to make contact
placement in the chart indicates the areas where a child
with life forms beyond our own planet. This group is likely to
dreams most easily. The sensitivity Neptune adds to life
see interesting connections developing between science and
allows Jack to connect with the spiritual, nonphysical realm.
religion. It may be up to them to find the common threads
What child is not a master at make-believe? But this energy is
that bind us all together, and the ideas that can light our path
also an expression of Divine Compassion, and it needs special
support and nourishment during childhood. Encouraging Jack to trust his dreams, while identifying the difference between
Neptune’s placement in the chart shows the areas where
the “real” and “imaginary” world can be quite a job. But it is a
a child can easily dream. This also provides indicators of
very important one, since walking between the inner world
the facet’s of life where Jack can feel a desire to let go or to
and the outside world requires special awareness. There is
exercise compassion toward others. Jack will enjoy applying
nothing inferior about imagination, nor is there anything
imagination to higher ideals, since Neptune influences his
wrong with beliefs, since there are many expressions of
9th House. Whether he is enthralled with the stained glass
windows in a cathedral or loves the pageantry of a parade, if there’s inspiration involved, his imagination can go crazy.
Because Neptune moves very slowly, it is another of the generation-focused planets. Other children Jack’s age will likely have Neptune in the same sign. Neptune’s sign is another quality that speaks for Jack’s whole generation.
Jack was born into the age group with Neptune in Aquarius. A generation of visionaries who will be exposed to many dreams and possibilities, there is great promise for Neptune in Aquarius. During their lifetimes space travel could become common, and extraterrestrial communications are likely to advance.
6 Perceptions of the Parents Guess what? You can tell how Jack is likely to see his parents by looking at his own chart! Understanding how Jack perceives Mom and Dad can be especially helpful, since what Jack hopes to see and needs to experience from parents forms the basis of his sense of Self.
Jack’s Moon sign shows how he perceives Mother. It makes
When Jack feels happy and full of joy, the world looks bright,
no difference whether Mother sees herself
too. But if Jack is physically or emotionally low, his behaviour and responsiveness suffer. In relationships with others, children and adults alike will project their feelings and perceptions onto other people. Jack needs to experience himself through projecting his needs onto the people in his personal
Through Jack’s eyes, Mother seems pretty intense, Mother is usually viewed as highly spiritual, the projection of the Divine Goddess
in this light or not -- the child holds these particular perceptions what Mother needs to be because he is projecting his own inner needs for security onto her. As Jack matures into adulthood, these perceptions determine how Jack will play the nurturing and mothering role toward others.
environment. In fact, the undeveloped Aspects of the Self are usually projected onto others as a means of “seeing” these feelings or needs manifested in some
Through Jack’s eyes, Mother seems pretty intense, since the
way. Projection is a key factor in human psychology.
Moon in Scorpio projects qualities of quiet power, insight and
In many instances, the other people are reasonable targets for
sometimes overwhelming emotional intensity onto Mother.
those projections, especially if their connections are bound
Mother is usually viewed as highly spiritual, the projection
by emotions or other commitments. A child looks to Mother
of the Divine Goddess.
as the person who will reflect the nurturing feminine needs. Mother represents the inner feminine self for boys and girls
With a harmonious contact between Moon and Venus, there’s
alike. Jack may even see things in Mother that Mother does
a sharing of artistic support between Mother and child.
not recognise as the way she is!
Beauty and Mother may be synonymous to Jack. Mother is also
In early childhood development, Jack’s Sun does not express
the person he looks to for guidance about social graces.
fully as an individual ego. The Sun powerfully affects the child’s perceptions of Father; if the father is supportive
Since the Moon and Mars are harmoniously connected in
and consistent, Jack may feel that his own individuality is
Jack’s chart, he may see Mother as assertive, a woman ready
reliable and strong. Jack’s perceptions of Father are strongly
to stand up for her own rights and beliefs. Mother can seem to
symbolised by the energy of the Sun in the astrological chart.
be strong-willed. However, it’s important that Mother shows Jack how to stand up for his needs in a healthy way, since the
For Jack, Dad is the great teacher and knows everything.
model she shows can be especially significant.
Through the Sun in Sagittarius, Jack may project the qualities of wisdom onto Father, whether or not Father thinks he’s wise! Learning from Dad can be special, and homework or
The supportive contact from Moon to Saturn indicates a
school projects overseen or inspired by Dad
strong, lasting emotional bond to Mother. Jack may feel that Mum is the ultimate safety net -- even more so than you might expect. Plus, Mum is the strongest teacher, and her lessons will be the ones most deeply ingrained in the subconscious mind. Mum shows Jack how to take responsibility for
For Jack, Dad is the great teacher and knows everything. Learning from Dad can be special, and homework or school projects overseen or inspired by Dad will be presented with greater confidence
will be presented with greater confidence. Through the Sun in the 7th, Jack sees Father as the pattern to emulate, especially within the context of community and social settings. The way Daddy handles marriage and relationship can have a significant impact on Jack’s ideas about how
his needs. Jack may have a strong sense that
relationships are supposed to be.
Mum will always be there, and also may find it easier to
respect the lessons she is teaching. Mum is THE authority!
Under the influence of the Sun restrained by the energy of The Sun, the primary masculine energy in the chart, is also
Saturn, Jack may feel that Dad is just not there for him. Dad
described as a person’s sense of “self ”. A young child has
may be unavailable physically because of death, divorce, or
a very limited true sense of self, and is not likely to “own”
a demanding job -- whatever the reasons, Jack feels Dad’s
these qualities until the preteen years or later. This sense of
absence keenly. Consequently, he may overreact by feeling
individuality may be strongly tied to the initial relationship
that Dad is too critical or demanding. If the father is not
with Father and, later, to interactions with other significant
present, Jack may feel that he was abandoned.
This can lead to intense feelings of guilt: “I was so bad that I made Daddy go away”. These types of feelings can lead to inhibited self-expression, ultimately producing a less balanced adult. This can result in a mistrust of all men and authority figures. Jack has a special need for loving, patient and accepting guidance from the father and other significant males in his life.
Through the connections between the Sun and Uranus, Jack is likely to perceive that he has an exceptional father. Or, Jack may see the father as too aloof, leading to feelings that Dad is unreliable or undependable. Dad may be rather eccentric, but he could also just be highly independent. Remember: this is the potential perception Jack has of Father! It’s possible that Jack sees the father as a model so unique that he could never fit into it. It’s also likely that he sees the father as living beyond the limitations and structures of society, offering a different viewpoint of life from the “norm”. When given an opportunity to prove his own uniqueness to Father, Jack will require positive reinforcement for his talents and abilities if he is to feel confidence in his individuality.
Then, there is a need for solidity, structure and safety -- and
Saturn in the 4th House symbolises Jack’s need for a sound
most children look to parents to establish this for them. A child
home environment and sense of family continuity. If Jack
is not capable of understanding the ways of the world, but
experiences parents who show respect for family, it will be
will learn about them eventually. Nor does a child understand
especially confirming for him. Learning the importance of
the need for limits. It’s up to parents and teachers to set these
family tradition and the best ways to incorporate those
limits and expose a child to the rules of life. These rules, tests
traditions into his life will make a positive impact. However,
and structures are identified by the energy of Saturn.
if Jack learns from parents that these traditions carry great guilt, then the imprint will be quite different.
There can be a downside, since Saturn energy feels judgmental and limiting much of the time, especially in childhood. Many
Ultimately, as Jack moves through the various ages and stages
children are anything but delighted at the prospect of being
of childhood, he will be able to incorporate all these qualities
“responsible” -- that’s what adults are supposed to be, not kids!
and expressions once seen through others, into himself. However, some vestiges of our childhood remain throughout
The placement of Saturn not only symbolises the parents,
a lifetime. Think of the concepts in this book as the building
but also authority in society. Saturn does not necessarily
blocks for the person who will become Jack through the
represent one parent or another. It means discipline, structure,
course of these early years. And enjoy every moment of your
stability, and also tradition. For the better part, what Saturn
symbolises is the story of how Jack needs to be stabilised and what he requires in terms of a sense of safety and security. Saturn in Virgo needs to learn the merits of applied effort. Jack will look to the parents to determine the value of work and service. Extra-critical evaluations will be taken to heart, and Jack needs to know that parents approve of him no matter what.
7 Summary Sun in Sagittarius.
Mars in Cancer.
Independent , t r uth-seeker, t raveller,
Patriotic, artistic, acquisitive, hospitable,
talkative, theatrical, athletic, tactless, over-
collector, protective, possessive.
Moon in Scorpio.
Jupiter in Sagittarius.
Brooding, intense, motivated, dominating,
Pleasure-seeker, truth-seeker, spiritual,
spiteful, loyal, creative, suspicious.
dogmatic, cultural, publisher.
Mercury in Sagittarius.
Saturn in Virgo.
Argumentative, self-taught, candid, cultural,
industriousness, worrying nature.
Venus in Scorpio.
Magnetic, jealous, penetrating, demanding,
Impatient, tactile, opportunistic, wants
passionate, non-altruistic, never rests,
beauty and value, appreciates all the senses.
â€œGenerationâ€? (transpersonal) planets
Uranus in Pisces.
A generation noted for spiritualism, material renunciation.
Neptune in Aquarius.
A generation noted for humanitarian and social ideals.
Pluto in Sagittarius.
A generation noted for prophecy, spiritual transformation.
8 Natal Chart
Some things you get from your parents
and some things are written in the stars