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Astrological Profile for Jack Jones

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Born 06-12-2007 18:01 Canberra ACT Australia


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Foreword

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

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Contents

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

possible way!

the basic concepts of astrology within the framework of the early years of life.

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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.

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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.

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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

earliest years.

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

true joy.

stimulates a desire to experience life in the broadest sense.

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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

for acting!).

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

area.

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.

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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

strongly.

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.

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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

the mind.

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.

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Jack’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

belly dancing!

to raise energy levels. If there is a defeatist attitude, help him learn the importance of overcoming or meeting challenges.

Jack’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.

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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.

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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

natural sensitivity.

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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, it’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

“collective� 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

the individual.

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.

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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 what’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.

You’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 Jack’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.

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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

too.

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.

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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,

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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

toward peace.

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

reality.

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.

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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!

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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.

male figures.

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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.

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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

journey together!

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.

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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.

confident.

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,

A

sermoniser.

industriousness, worrying nature.

Venus in Scorpio.

Taurus Ascendant.

Magnetic, jealous, penetrating, demanding,

Impatient, tactile, opportunistic, wants

passionate, non-altruistic, never rests,

beauty and value, appreciates all the senses.

dissatisfied.

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generation

noted

for

criticality,


“Generation� (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.

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