Astrological Profile for Selena van der Laag
Astrological Profile for Selena van der Laag
Born 27-09-2003 05:52 am The Hague The Netherlands
Lieve Selena, Hier is je horoscoop, je wereld aan mogelijkheden ... Maar laat je niks wijsmaken hoor! Al is het omslag nog zo mooi, al is de baard van de profeet nog zo lang, al zijn de knappe koppen nog zo slim, wie jij bent, dat weet alleen jij. Alle antwoorden zitten in jezelf en daar kan geen gesternte wat aan veranderen! Goede reis en veel liefs,
Foreword 3 1 An Astrological Profile for Selena 6 2 Basic underlying Personality Traits 7 3 Nurturing Intellectual and Physical Health and Development 10 4 Embracing Emotional Drives and Needs 18 5 Fostering Creativity and Spirituality 21 6 Perception of the Parents 25 7 Summary 29 8 Natal Chart 31 5
1 An Astrological Profile for Selena 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 Selena. This is the “cosmic guidebook” for each individual!
This chart provides an invaluable and exceptional view of the potentials, drives and needs for Selena
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 Selena’s chart, you can better appreciate her uniqueness,
and, in the process of becoming themselves, need special
and, hopefully, guide her to fulfill her potentials in the
love and guidance. Developmental Astrology incorporates
healthiest possible way!
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 Selena’s chart, there is an outstanding quality of Air. Since
T he twelve signs of the zodiac represent qualities, characteristics and traits. The houses (the
Air is a predominant element in the chart,
twelve divisions of the chart wheel or circle)
Selena will be more mentally active -- and
symbolize the facets of a person’s life. In the
is likely to be very talkative. Everything
drama of life, the planets represent the actors,
tends to have a mental connection. Friends
the signs show the roles the actors play, their
are exceptionally important, and social
costumes and props, and the houses illustrate
situations may always be a powerful feature
the setting and scene of the play.
of Selena’s life. Even during the early years, when sharing and cooperative play are a bit
Using the building blocks of the zodiac signs, there’s yet
of a struggle, Selena will enjoy being around others her own
another layer. Each sign falls into categories called elements
age. Later, you may discover that Selena is the one who invites
and modes. There are four elements -- fire, earth, air and
social interaction in the classroom or on the playground.
water; and there are three modes (or action models) --
While mental stimulation is important, encouraging Selena
cardinal, fixed and mutable. There’s a way to distill the chart
to develop her own ideas may be somewhat difficult unless
into its dominant element and mode of expression, and this
Selena enjoys exposing her thoughts! The logical conclusion
leading denominator gives a powerful clue to the strongest
may be that Selena is a “natural” at such experiences, but it’s
underlying personality traits.
highly conceivable that presentations in the classroom or sharing her own ideas strikes fear. The reason may be a lack of confidence in whether or not Selena is “correct”.
Selena hates to be proven wrong or even having the
And, Selena is likely to have a strong desire to act without
appearance of being “stupid”!
Since Fire is the least influential element in Selena’s chart,
In summary, if an element or mode is low or lacking, there’s
there can be a tendency for Selena to feel less confident
no reason to be highly concerned, but you can find creative
and outgoing. Learning from enthusiastic teachers can, of
ways to help Selena compensate. Focusing on what the lack
course, be helpful. But to instill a sense of faith and trust,
of any mode or element might mean for the child can prove
it’s important to help Selena build a positive foundation.
beneficial, although this should not be interpreted as an
Physical activity can be helpful, but the challenges need to
actual “personality deficiency”. Rather, understand that this
be within the realm of the possible -- but still a challenge! If
could indicate either a tendency to overcompensate or to seek
Selena learns what it feels like to meet these challenges, then
what is lacking in some way. As your child matures, you might
hope and optimism will be built. Teach Selena
discover that she is drawn to others who
to look for joy, and find plenty of reasons to
seem to possess the expressions of a quality
celebrate! There are three modes in astrology. These determine how a particular sign manifests its
With an emphasis on Cardinal energy, Selena likes to get things going!
that seems to be lacking in her own chart.
Moon Sign and Early Personality Development
energy. These qualities -- known as cardinal,
Although most people are familiar with the
fixed and mutable -- have special meanings
concept of the Sun sign, a child expresses the
in astrology. Each sign of the zodiac correlates with one of
qualities of the Moon sign more than the Sun sign during
three modes of action.
the earliest years. That’s because the Moon tells the story of
feelings and pure emotion. So, you might see more qualities
With an emphasis on Cardinal energy, Selena likes to get
that relate to this factor in Selena’s chart during early
things going! Cardinal energy is motivational. Much like
childhood. Expressing the Sun requires more self-awareness,
the ignition of an automobile, the principle of cardinality
and that develops later!
is required to get things started. Initiative, assertiveness,
Keep in mind that Selena is NOT a blank slate! These drives
ambition and independence are all cardinal qualities. The
and expressions can be nourished and supported by
negative traits of impatience and restlessness can be strong,
understanding family and teachers, helping Selena make
especially if Selena is bored!
the most of these “ingredients” in her developing personality!
Selena is a social creature. With the Moon in
Once in school, Selena may enjoy the social aspect of education
Libra, Selena is happier and feels most secure
the most, she may also seem to appreciate literature and the arts.
when someone else is around. Emotional
Exposure to cultural experiences can stimulate lifelong interests.
stability is balanced by another person, and decisions are
During preteen years, Selena can be inclined to place too much
more easily made when confirmed by others (even if it’s only
value on social status and may fall into the trap of exclusive cliques
a knowing nod).
or may feel deeply hurt if excluded from a social group that the child feels is extremely important. Early on, Selena needs extra
The way Selena might like to be perceived, what she needs to
encouragement in the realms of self-esteem and personal values.
feel motivated toward achievement and what makes her feel significant and special in the world shines through her Sun.
Another prevailing quality that’s likely to emerge in Selena’s early
While the full expression of Selena’s ego takes
years is shown by the sign on her Ascendant, or
quite some time to develop, certain qualities
Rising Sign. In childhood, the Ascendant and the
will definitely be apparent, even early on.
1st House signify Selena’s physical appearance
However, this aspect of the personality will
and how other people view her. After all, most
be more apparent after the earliest years.
of us have our self-image shaped by what other
people tell us about ourselves. Most important, With the Sun in Libra, Selena
the Ascendant (ASC) represents Selena’s basic
will enjoy the company of
attitudes and herself, and how she presents herself
others. During infancy,
to the world. The significance of environmental
Selena may not be social in the strict sense of
the term -- but feeling the presence of others,
conditioning in Selena’s developing personality is shown by the Ascendant.
listening to conversation, and being taken along to share excursions and experiences will instill a sense of connection
Virgo rising can give Selena a meticulous
which is deeply important to this child. Even at a young age
manner and impart a sense of perfection to
Selena can become rather charming, and may have a winning
her appearance. Natural fiber clothing may be
smile. Artistic leanings may be apparent early on, and, at the
necessary for her to feel comfortable. Selena may have an extra-
very least, she will appreciate beautiful things and may have
sensitive body and may be overly concerned or fretful when she
a keen sense of color.
does not feel well. Selena is a studious, and sometimes shy, child.
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 a
There are many factors involved in intellect -- the ability
child absorbs information. With the Moon
to conceptualize, 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 mental, emotional, physical and spiritual
Selena’s Moon zipping along at a very fast speed is an indicator that it’s easy for Selena to quickly grasp new ideas and to retain them extremely well
in an air sign, Selena is likely to think in a more abstract manner. Concepts like logic, mathematics and music can be more easily grasped. Social interaction is another key to learning, although reading can also be enjoyable, especially if it’s shared.
parts of the Self; only then can the power of the intellect be used to its utmost. Otherwise, the mental
In addition, since the Moon represents the basic thought
capacities are likely to be overemphasized or misdirected in
patterns, the Moon’s speed (or rate of travel) fundamentally
order to compensate for under development in some other
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
Selena was born at a time when the Moon was zipping along
of the thought patterns themselves. Here, the Moon plays
at a very fast speed. This can be an indicator that it’s easier
yet another role beyond that of emotional storage house.
for Selena to quickly grasp new ideas and to retain them
Through the Moon, a child’s unique experiences are stored
extremely well. You may even observe that Selena seems to
in the vaults of the subconscious mind.
have a steel trap mind.
It’s important to help Selena find a comfortable learning pace
She might sit back and study an object before letting the
and environment which encourages her to make the best
senses of taste, touch and smell have their turns. It’s all part
use of her mind. If a learning situation allows Selena to get
of the analytical process, and that’s precisely what Mercury
bogged down -- for example, if she has to slow down to wait
in Virgo experiences. Mercury in Virgo sometimes confers a
for others to catch up -- then she can become very frustrated
mental “fence-sitting” posture, since Selena definitely wants
with the experience. Give Selena a chance to take the lead and
to be right. It’s painful to be proven wrong. Selena may also
help others. It will occupy her time and energy, and can also
love to work with tools and gadgets. Writing skills can become
help build greater tolerance.
As a small baby Selena began to explore and learn about her
Mercury in the 1st House stimulates an interest in
personal environment through the five senses, and these
communicating -- period. Also, learning about the self is a
are represented by the energy of Mercury. Over time, the
strong leaning. Selena will enjoy participating in choices
senses are used in a more refined manner, and as the mind
about clothing, daily activities, etc., and will also want to
gains the ability to integrate more and more information,
read her baby book or share her picture album with Mom or
learning increases. Mercury shows how Selena communicates
others, telling stories along the way about herself. This is good
those thought patterns -- how concepts are framed and also
practice for developing speaking and writing skills. Selena
how they are expressed through communication. The years
may also be reasonably comfortable speaking in public, but
of Mercury’s heightened developmental cycle are from age
may need some practice and encouragement to overcome
seven to thirteen, when the connections between a child
feeling self-conscious before a crowd.
and her world are powerfully shaped. Language is mastered;
Jupiter and Learning
communication skills are refined. It is during these years, that Selena will project the qualities of Mercurial energy
Another factor involved in Selena’s learning styles and
needs is symbolized by Jupiter. These qualities are initially With a Virgo Mercury, Selena tends to analyze
experienced through the encouragement of teachers and
situations before communicating anything
guides, but ultimately, Jupiter shows how Selena will express
and feels the need to speak clearly, distinctly
confidence and what types of stimulation will build her
Selena’s Jupiter in Virgo suggests that Selena
But one feature of childhood we can explore is where to
will be able to adapt well to the work involved
find play and recreational activities that might be most
in completing her educational endeavors.
comfortable and enjoyable for Selena.
She may actually be interested in developing good study
The planet Mars represents physical energy -- it’s the fuel that
habits! Attention to detail, grammar and precision may be
is needed to keep the physical engine running! Mars’ sign and
house placement gives good clues about a child’s preferences for play and activity, including sports and approach to fitness.
Encouragement and testing are two different things. Small children do not like to be tested -- life is enough of a test for
Selena’s favorite forms of recreation and sports can include
them! They do enjoy learning, but need to be encouraged
swimming, snorkeling, deep sea diving, all types of dancing, English riding, fishing, and ice dancing.
to learn at their own pace. Finding that
pace is one of the primary tasks of parents and teachers. Watch for signs that tell you
Selena’s Mars in the 6th House indicates a
when Selena is comfortable with a situation,
potential for clumsiness, since she can feel
and ready to push beyond it. Then, offer
uncomfortable when placed in situations
stimulation of that expression by setting
that call on physical prowess or skill
fresh goals and opportunities to learn and
because there’s a tendency to under or
develop the mind.
overcompensate. Creative visualization can be helpful -- teaching Selena to visualize the action of the sport in the mind before doing it. However, Selena may enjoy learning the skills necessary to
Finding Fun and Encouraging Physical Development
be good at individual sports. It’s also worth noting that when Selena is ill, she is more likely to run higher fevers.
There 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 of this book.
4 Embracing Emotional Drives and Needs At different stages and ages Selena is developing different parts of herself. 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 Selena throughout life, continually
After all, a baby struggles each day to deal with a difficult-
growing and evolving. The Moon symbolizes
to-control body, but an elementary school age child is struggling with early social relationships. Each of the planets represents a different emotional need and expression, but some planetary symbols are more emotionally charged than others. There are myriad possibilities, but Selena’s
With Moon in Libra, Selena needs to feel peaceful, and also needs to feel equal to (or better than) everyone else
the reflective nature of humanity. It is the 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 she will nurture
chart illustrates the potential emotional strengths and weaknesses, and the areas in her life where
and care for others, and, most importantly, how Selena will
there can be greater vulnerability. It is important to explore
nurture herself. Even as a baby, Selena has had a strong
these concepts through a lens of objectivity, since when
inner awareness of what is happening. As she grows, more
dealing with psychological and emotional issues with our
information is absorbed and stored in Selena’s subconscious
children we’re likely to run into our own issues as part of the
mind, and deeper awareness of her feelings also grows. The
Moon also indicates basic patterns of conditioning drawn from life experiences and filtered through the qualities of
Selena’s most powerful emotional needs are symbolized by the
Moon, which is the primary indicator of early psychological development.
With Moon in Libra, Selena needs to feel peaceful, and also
With the Moon in conjunction to Venus, Selena may be quite
needs to feel equal to (or better than) everyone else. Because
tender, sweet and caring. Expressing affection is easy and she
of this need, Selena may spend too much time comparing
may enjoy feeling physically close. Hugs at story time, open
herself with others rather than setting goals for personal
displays of affection, and giving to others feels good. This
development. Sometimes, Selena feels a sense of inferiority,
aspect frequently indicates a healthy, supportive relationship
since the need for perfection and balance in all things is very
with the mother and good feelings about her.
strong. Emotions tend to vacillate in an attempt to maintain that balance. Consistency in the external environment is
With the Moon and Saturn in square aspect, it can be difficult
important. Selena needs to be able to relate to someone
for Selena to accept emotional support. Early changes, such
else, and will feel more secure when she has companions.
as alterations in family dynamics or moves, can have a deep
Refinement is required even in childhood. Selena may have
impact on her sense of security. For this reason, parents aware of this energy connection in Selena’s
very high standards! Selena may be especially sensitive as she develops self-esteem, since the 2nd house Moon adds a kind of vulnerability to feelings of personal worth during developmental years. Material things can be especially
With the Moon in the 2nd House material things can be especially important, and it’s easy for Selena to become possessive of people and objects
chart may need to go the extra mile to help her feel safe and secure if these kinds of changes do occur. What Selena experiences at a subconscious level can be difficult to ascertain, but symptoms such as emotional withdrawal or refusal of food may be indicators of needs for extra careful and
important, and it’s easy for Selena to become possessive of people and objects. Selena needs to learn early
loving support. Pushing Selena into new learning situations
that there is a difference between the value of a person and
before she feels ready can have a strong effect in undermining
the value of things.
security. For this reason, it’s important to determine why she exhibits fear or resistance and help her determine if that fear
is justified. Abandonment fears may be a key issue.
Moon semisextile Mercury stimulates Selena’s desire to bring feelings into a level of rational understanding. Learning to reach out to others through the emotions is important, and asking for needs to be met can bring positive results in establishing emotional security.
The energ y of the Sun is tied to the development of
The tendency to blurt-out ideas can be useful when it’s time
individuality and the sense of identity. The individuality of
to speak publicly, since this connection adds courage to
the Sun begins to emerge once a child has developed enough
the need and desire to communicate. However, if Selena is
mastery over basic bodily functions so that she can start
angered, words are likely to be used as a weapon! During teen
paying more attention to the outside world. The Sun is a
years, Selena might enjoy lessons in debate. Prior to that,
major factor in determining, “Who am I?” This radiance of
parents and teachers will be likely to see ample evidence
Self really becomes focused once Selena is relating to others
that this is a natural tendency. Arguments can be a form of
on a more frequent basis, especially during the school years.
entertainment. Encourage healthy banter.
Self-esteem is another part of Selena’s psychological make-up.
Mercury is not traditionally considered an emotional expression. However, Mercury’s role in the
Venus describes the needs for love and value
expression of feelings is highly important.
systems, along with self-worth. Artistic
Mercur y represents the f unct ion of
expression can be part of this emotional
articulation of ideas and feelings and
outlet, and this is Venus in action. Selfish
influences how we communicate them. After
behavior can be Venusian, too, and most
all, most of us are more comfortable if we
small children show Venus through their
can talk about our emotional experiences to
particular expression of selfishness and
someone special. A child needs to feel that
their ultimate struggle to allow Venus to
she can talk about anything with her parents,
evolve as they develop the capacity to learn
and that it is okay to share feelings and ideas.
to share. You’ll see Venus expressing in a
When a child is not given opportunities to communicate her
more outgoing manner after about age four, when Selena
emotional needs, she can develop problems communicating
may finally want to give something to another person. But the
almost anything else! Mercury’s function in our lives is to link
full involvement of Venusian development is during the teen
internal processes to the external world, and one of the most
years, when “falling in love” becomes a reality. But, regardless
important inner links is the experience of sharing emotion.
of Selena’s age, she needs to feel love from others to encourage growth on every level, including the growth of self-esteem.
With Mercury and Mars in contact, Selena can be quite assertive expressing ideas. Words can be spoken before their consequences are considered.
Selena loves pretty things and is drawn to
Whether fortunate or unfortunate, our society places a strong
beautiful people and expressions of beauty.
value on the way someone looks. Given the media exposure
Even in young childhood years she may be
children receive today, they, too, are being bombarded by
fascinated by art and music. Interactive play will be enjoyed
images which they will try to emulate. If Selena receives
during toddler years, since Venus in Libra is more sociable.
messages from parents or teachers that there is a problem
Kisses and hugs in appropriate settings are comfortable for
with her looks, then she will take it more seriously and worry
Selena, and parties and social gatherings can be especially
about it. It is crucial for Selena to understand the many layers
of beauty and to be taught how to accept herself with love -- even with a few flaws that challenge the popular ideals.
The tendency to feel inhibited about expressing love and
The desire and ability to include a wide range of friends
affection can be an extension of Selena’s Venus-Saturn connection. This can be an indicator of
in Selena’s life arises from a connection
low self-esteem, since Selena may feel that
between Venus and Uranus. Her show of love
she must do certain things, or do things
is definitely an expression of and need for
in a particular way, to be loved. These self-
unconditional acceptance. There can be a
imposed restrictions on receiving love can
powerful urge for free emotional expression,
be tremendously detrimental to the need
since spontaneous emotion is a definite
to openly express tenderness. Selena may
reality. Selena may be the champion for the
associate fear with love: the fear that the love
underdog. So, if you’re wondering why Selena
may not be there, or the fear that love will
brings home the weirdest kids in the school -- it’s because she can relate to them!
cause pain. Parents can help Selena by becoming sensitive to
the barriers she builds against intimacy. Developing a trust in her feelings can be frustrating. Once the sexual self begins
Selena may enjoy group associations, team activities, and
to develop, it is important for Selena to be able to cope with
things that include others. However, there is also a need
these feelings without fear and guilt.
to stand out in the crowd. Selena may also be the one who begins a new fashion revolution or sets trends. The need is
Since Venus also deals with the concept of beauty, it’s possible
to be different, and to let others know that being different
that Selena will be too focused on whether or not she is
sufficiently attractive -- or pretty enough -- girl!
The amazing extent of Selena’s emotional sensitivity arises
Mars in Pisces adds physical and emotional
from a connection between Venus and Neptune. In many
sensitivity to Selena’s personality. As a
ways, her emotional expression is linked with divine love, and
baby, she can seem especially quiet and will
others can feel that she is a vehicle for divine compassion. In
appreciate a serene environment. Highly impressionable,
addition, creative energies are extraordinarily responsive,
Selena may respond dramatically to frightening or
with a strong attraction to music, dance and other flowing
confrontational situations. It’s important to take care with
art forms. Because there is such a potent sensibility, Selena
the qualities of movies, stories and music. Sometimes Mars
can easily be hurt by the insensitivity of others. Emotional
in Pisces inclines a child to enjoy sports, but primarily those
expression may be difficult because this aspect, with its
which are somewhat self-contained. Swimming, dance,
elusive feelings, sometimes makes it hard for Selena to know
gymnastics can all be excellent choices, since the fluid body
exactly how she feels. Plus, she may have trouble distinguishing
movements are more natural for her. Expressions of anger are uncomfortable for Selena and learning
between her sense of what another feels and her own feelings -- it’s as though the emotional boundaries are very loose. As a result, Selena may be a cry baby -- weeping more easily than most kids. Consequently, Selena may be too easily influenced by others, and choices of friends and other influences
Due to Mars in Pisces Serena could seem especially quiet as a baby and will appreciate a serene environment
assertiveness can require extra effort. Selena can be exceptionally resilient.
Selena may not demonstrate the energy of Uranus until teenage years, since this quality is part of the expression of uniqueness, ingenuity, and rebellion. It’s usually outwardly
need to be made with care. However, most of all, help Selena trust her sense of boundless love, and
expressed in teen years as part of a teen’s uprising against the
encourage development of true forgiveness and compassion.
status quo. Uranus spends about seven years in one sign, and
Give this child an opportunity to help others, and encourage
is one of the planetary energies that identify qualities of a
as many forms of creative expression as possible.
Selena’s Mars shows when she expresses anger and personal
Those with Uranus in Aquarius are truly the
strength. As Selena grows up, the way she shows personal
children of the New Age. Selena and her generation
assertiveness will be developed.
are most likely to see developments in experiences
like space travel and exploration. However, here on earth, they’re met with the clear challenge of creating a more humanitarian society.
Old structures are certainly likely to give way to innovation,
However, when a personal planet or angular point in a chart is
and by teaching Selena how to create change within existing
connected to Pluto, then this profound level of emotional and
circumstances, itâ€™s more likely that she will be capable of
transformational energy is easier to see. Pluto also represents
addressing the issues of making alterations which are more
deep-seated anxieties or fears, which are, for lack of a better
constructive. However, in some instances Selena and her
description, absorbed into the psyche.
peers are also more likely to try things that are completely different, and need ample encouragement to push their limits
For a child, itâ€™s virtually impossible to direct an awareness of
in the best possible manner.
this energy, since the personal self must be well developed before knowledge of this esoteric plane of consciousness
But the personal expression of Uranian energy
awakens. In fact, most adults have difficulty
is most likely to be seen in the arena of life
with this part of the self ! Although the
most inf luenced by this planet. Uranus in
energy of Pluto may be felt during the
the 6th House suggests that Selena will enjoy
childhood years, it is not usually a conscious
using whatever innovations are available to
expression at this time.
become more proficient. Computers or other technological intrigues will spark creativity
Pluto moves very slowly through the
and hold interest, but there may also be a
zodiac, and its sign tells more about the
proficiency with math and design. Selena may
transformational influence Pluto will have
seem to be restless or over-active, but this will
on that particular generation than it will
be most noticeable when she has nothing to
about the changes in the individual.
do! She may also have a very sensitive nervous system and may respond very readily to
The generation with Pluto in Sagittarius
energy-altering techniques like acupuncture, Reiki, or Shiatsu.
(1996 - 2008) is confronted with quite a mission. During this era, a true global
Another significant, but emotionally charged, generation-
economy is emerging and new definitions
oriented quality is the energy of Pluto. Pluto represents the
of power are coming into play. Selena and her peers will be
deepest reservoirs of emotional energy, and is not a quality
challenged to transform the educational systems, the courts
openly expressed in childhood.
and the legislative bodies once they come into their power within society.
The important distinctions between religion and spirituality
Since Saturn is strongly connected to the Ascendant, Selena
will be emerging during this era, and Selena is hungry to
can sometimes seem too serious. She may seem to be more
know the truth. If we cannot teach it ourselves, she will help
responsible and mature than her years might indicate.
us uncover the myths which mask it.
However, this does not mean that she will enjoy being saddled with too much responsibility, too soon. There’s an ability to
As with the other transpersonal planets, the House position
grasp the importance of taking responsibility, and she might
of Pluto is the area of life where you help Selena get in touch
also be able to understand the need for rules and limitations.
with a need for healing and transformational change. Pluto’s energy in the 4th House can indicate a deep sense of
Sometimes, planets appear to move backward in their orbital
connection to family and tradition. However, this placement
path from our viewpoint here on Earth. When that happens, we say a planet is retrograde.
also suggests the potential for a fear of
abandonment and a sense that the security base can be destroyed at any moment. Major
The outgoing, assertive, competitive energy
changes in family in the early years will have a
of Mars is often frustrated when retrograde.
deep impact on Selena’s psyche, and will need
When this planet retrogrades, the physical
special attention and care.
energy is often slowed. Self-confidence may seem blocked, and needs to be boosted
You’ve discovered that the Ascendant is
by establishing a firm sense of personal
like the window-dressing or mask of the
strength. Expressing anger can be difficult
personality, but connections from planets
and uncomfortable. Physical assertiveness
to the Ascendant can also alter how Selena expresses her
is not always easy when Mars retrogrades, but there can be
great success when Selena learns to thoroughly visualize an action before physically performing it. Affirmations which
Mercury’s connection to the Ascendant links the personality to
increase personal confidence will prove helpful in achieving
the intellect. Selena may be very talkative and communicative.
a sense of positive direction. Actor Jack Nicholson and tennis
The mental abilities will provide part of the “mask” for this
champ Billie Jean King were born with Mars retrograde.
child, and will be a sensitive trigger for her self-image.
Neptune’s energy draws us into the inner self where we dream, visualize, imagine and escape. Since Selena has Neptune retrograde, this introspective energy is more deeply sensitized. There can be an intensified desire to escape the ordinary world and its pressures. It’s absolutely necessary that Selena learns positive uses of creative imagination. Plus, she can struggle to distinguish the difference between physical plane reality (what we usually think of as “real”) and the world of imagination or illusion. Imagination should certainly be encouraged, but in ways that are constructive to Selena’s growth. Neptune’s house placement will indicate the area in which Selena needs a creative escape and how she can be effective in using her imagination. Farrah Fawcett, Yoko Ono, and Ralph Waldo Emerson were all born with Neptune retrograde at birth. Selena’s sense of uniqueness and individuality -- exemplified by the energy of Uranus -- can be strongly accentuated, since Uranus is retrograde in her chart. There is a powerful urge to break free of all forms of restriction and achieve true personal freedom. The knowledge that external freedom can only come when inner freedom exists is inborn. Many individuals born with Uranus retrograde have achieved positive recognition for their special talents. Some examples are Sir Winston Churchill, Johnny Carson, Katherine Hepburn and Anne Morrow Lindberg. Selena will need acknowledgment of her uniqueness, otherwise, she may feel out of step with everyone else.
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 Selena’s ability to trust herself.
In music, percussive instruments (that includes piano) might
One of the most significant ways to help Selena awaken
and touch Spirit is to foster her 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.
Venus in the 2nd House indicates that Selena will want to make or do things which are appreciated and have a tangible value
Venus, the expression of artistry, is, of course, an important part of creativity. This is the energy through which Selena experiences and expresses feelings. In many respects, while the Moon represents “feeling”, Venus represents “emotion” -- which is the voice of
Beyond education and development of the intellect in a
feeling. Venus also represents beauty, a quality deep within
more formal sense, Mercury plays an important role in self-
which every child needs to feel, identify and express.
expression. After all, this is the energy of linking ideas and concepts from the inner self to the outside world -- and
Encourage Selena to get in touch with expressions that feel
back again! One of the creative influences of Mercury in
good to her heart! Special talents and creative interests
Virgo can be developed in the early years by encouraging
can include anything that gives Selena a chance to create
artistic play with crafts of all types, since the development of
or express beauty. Arts should be cultivated in very early
manual dexterity might actually be fun for Selena. Later on,
years, with a special emphasis on color and form, and then
drawing or writing can be favorites, but also model-making
developing different expressions in drawing and painting.
and graphic design can become special skills.
Invite Selena to learn the basic of floral arranging at an
There can be a fear that she will disappoint someone whose
appropriate age. Fashion design can be an outgrowth of play
endorsement carries great significance. For this reason,
with costumes or dolls, but there may also be a love of theater
loving guidance and care are exceptionally important.
and natural stage ability. An enjoyment of literature can be There’s a visionary and mystical quality to Selena’s creative
developed into writing poetry or musical lyrics.
or artistic leanings. With an easy contact between Venus and
Venus in the 2nd House indicates that Selena will want to make
Neptune, Selena may have a special affinity for music, acting,
or do things which are appreciated and have a tangible value.
dance and the arts. There can be an outstanding ability
“See what I made, Mommy?!” definitely requires a response,
to project a beautiful image. This lends itself to modeling
and may be accompanied by the need for some reward. Hugs
or other situations in which a photogenic appearance is
and acknowledgment fall into the safe category. Later on, she
important. An appreciation for that which is beautiful and awe-inspiring is definitely present in the
may be the first in the neighborhood to have a good time going door-to-door with those school fund-raising projects. It’s quite possible that Selena will be excessively critical of her own efforts, thus restricting the creative f low and causing feelings of
With Jupiter in the 12th House, Selena seeks to discover a clear illustration of compassion and forgiveness
heart of this child. At the deepest level, Selena is a visionary artist. Encourage her to learn about creative visualization.
To get past purely self-centered awareness, the expansive energy of Jupiter encourages a child to reach out and expand her personal
frustration. This can be a manifestation of tension from Venus’ thwarting contact to Saturn. However,
universe. Through Jupiter, Selena can begin to build a basic
there is a powerful drive to develop creativity, and this can
philosophy of life, and exercise her sense of hope and vision.
indicate that there are simply obstacles to be overcome!
The need to reach out and give is Jupiter in action, but so is
Also, there can be a kind of procrastination present, with
enthusiasm. Most important, when Selena is in touch with
Selena waiting until she feels absolutely certain that efforts
Jupiter, she is inspired! Here is the desire to grow, to reach into
will meet with approval before expressing them or sharing
new horizons, to feel adventure and joy. While it may take a
creations. Creative talents may be overly structured and the
lifetime to develop a personal philosophy or explore religious
spontaneity can be lost or diluted.
teachings, during childhood, Selena does feel wonder about universal principles, a Higher Power, and endless questions called, “Why?”
Moral questions f low through the realm of Jupiter, and
and nourishment during childhood. Encouraging Selena to
learning higher principles through inspiring teachers and
trust her dreams, while identifying the difference between
mentors is another outpouring of this energy. It is generally
the “real” and “imaginary” world can be quite a job. But it is a
not until a child has developed some measure of cognitive
very important one, since walking between the inner world
skill that the awareness of Jupiter can be taught. During
and the outside world requires special awareness. There is
elementary school and preteen years, this energy begins to
nothing inferior about imagination, nor is there anything
flourish. Jupiter is a function of the higher mind, the part of
wrong with beliefs, since there are many expressions of
our consciousness that can connect with the Divine. The early
awareness of Jupiter deals primarily with the concepts of
Another feature of this energy is the expression of
charity. A child taught to give to others less fortunate is
sharing, positive thinking, enthusiasm and hope for reward.
definitely a blessed child!
Selena will seek the truth through the most
Because Neptune moves very slowly, it is
imaginative means possible. While parents
another of the generation-focused planets.
may instill strong values and ideals, they
Other children Selena’s age will likely have
may be surprised to learn that Selena holds
Neptune in the same sign. Neptune’s sign
the ideals of her favorite Disney movie or
is another quality that speaks for Selena’s
Saturday morning cartoon show just as
strongly as those ideals parents attempt to teach. With Jupiter in the 12th House,
Selena was born into the age group with
she seeks to discover a clear illustration of
Neptune in Aquarius, from 1998-2012. A
compassion and forgiveness, something that may be difficult
generation of visionaries who will be exposed
to find in fairy tales, and just as rare in real life!
to many dreams and possibilities, there is great promise for Neptune in Aquarius. During their lifetimes
Then, there is the world of dreams and imagination. Neptune’s
space travel could become common, and extraterrestrial
placement in the chart indicates the areas where a child
communications are likely to advance. It may be that this
dreams most easily. The sensitivity Neptune adds to life allows
generation will be the first to make contact with life forms
Selena to connect with the spiritual, nonphysical realm. What
beyond our own planet. This group is likely to see interesting
child is not a master at make-believe? But this energy is also an
connections developing between science and religion.
expression of Divine Compassion, and it needs special support
It may be up to them to find the common threads that bind us all together, and the ideas that can light our path toward peace. Neptuneâ€™s placement in the chart shows the areas where a child can easily dream. This also provides indicators of the facetâ€™s of life where Selena can feel a desire to let go or to exercise compassion toward others. The position of Neptune in the 5th House suggests that Selena may have high levels of dramatic, performing and artistic ability. Her ability to let go and allow creative expression to flow freely can be remarkable, regardless of the nature of her artistic or creative talents.
6 Perceptions of the Parents Guess what? You can tell how Selena is likely to see her parents by looking at her own chart! Understanding how Selena perceives Mom and Dad can be especially helpful, since what Selena hopes to see and needs to experience from parents forms the basis of her sense of Self.
Selena’s Moon sign shows how she perceives Mother. It
When Selena feels happy and full of joy, the world looks bright,
makes no difference whether Mother sees
too. But if Selena is physically or emotionally low, her behavior and responsiveness suffer. In relationships with others, children and adults alike will project their feelings and perceptions onto other people. Selena needs to experience herself through projecting her needs onto the people in her personal
Through Selena’s eyes, Mother may be the personification of social grace - Mother may seem especially exemplary to Selena, symbolizing the ideal of true distinction
herself in this light or not -- the child holds these particular perceptions what Mother needs to be because she is projecting her own inner needs for security onto her. As Selena matures into adulthood, these perceptions determine how Selena will play the nurturing and mothering role toward
environment. In fact, the undeveloped others.
Aspects of the Self are usually projected onto others as a
means of “seeing” these feelings or needs manifested in some way. Projection is a key factor in human psychology.
Through Selena’s eyes, Mother may be the personification
In many instances, the other people are reasonable targets for
of social grace, since the Moon in Libra projects beauty and
those projections, especially if their connections are bound
interactive expressions onto Mother. Mother may seem
by emotions or other commitments. A child looks to Mother
especially exemplary to the child, symbolizing the ideal of
as the person who will reflect the nurturing feminine needs.
Mother represents the inner feminine self for boys and girls alike. Selena may even see things in Mother that Mother does not recognize as the way she is!
With a harmonious contact between Moon and Venus, there’s
Parents need to be alert to the situations which could be
a sharing of artistic support between Mother and child.
emotionally difficult for Selena. For example, if there is a crisis,
Beauty and Mother may be synonymous to Selena. Mother
move or other significant change which could compromise the
is also the person she looks to for guidance about social
sense of emotional security, she will need greater reassurance
that everything will be okay and that she is safe. Mother may simply have to go the extra mile to reassure Selena. It’s
It’s the dynamic contact from Moon to Saturn that can
also crucial for Mother to be aware of the manner in which
illustrate a sense of separation or alienation from the mother.
she shows discipline, and to remember that if disciplinary
This frequently occurs in the charts of first children whose
measures are inappropriate for the situation, they will create
mothers were just learning about the responsibilities and
emotional damage. Additionally, if Mother fails to take full
restrictions that motherhood brings. In any
responsibility for her own job as a parent,
case, Selena may feel that she has to grow up
Selena will be likely to develop a kind of
too soon and take on major responsibilities
resentment which can result in emotional
earlier than her peers.
It is highly important that the mother does
The Sun, the primary masculine energy in
not leave the impression that Selena must
the chart, is also described as a person’s sense
be “perfect” in order to be loved or accepted.
of “self ”. A young child has a very limited true
She must allow her to have her virtues and
sense of self, and is not likely to “own” these
shortcomings. It’s also possible that Selena
qualities until the preteen years or later.
may feel that Mother is not providing for her fundamental
This sense of individuality may be strongly tied to the initial
needs, and may seek a substitute for the nurturing quality
relationship with Father and, later, to interactions with other
she feels to be lacking. Selena can also perceive Mother to be
significant male figures. In early childhood development,
tremendously judgmental, and can feel guilty if she cannot
Selena’s Sun does not express fully as an individual ego. The
meet the high standards Mother seems to require.
Sun powerfully affects the child’s perceptions of Father; if the father is supportive and consistent, Selena may feel that her
own individuality is reliable and strong. Selena’s perceptions of Father are strongly symbolized by the energy of the Sun in the astrological chart.
Until she can own them, Selena will project the refined,
The placement of Saturn not only symbolizes the parents,
socially powerful qualities of the Libra Sun onto Father, who
but also authority in society. Saturn does not necessarily
may seem to be the personification of the skillful diplomat.
represent one parent or another. It means discipline,
She is very likely to exhibit many of Dad’s special mannerisms
structure, stability, and also tradition. For the better part,
or speech patterns.
what Saturn symbolizes is the story of how Selena needs to be stabilized and what she requires in terms of a sense of
safety and security.
Selena needs consistent acknowledgment from Dad that she
is important. Since the Sun in the 1st House needs to shine, that light needs recognition from Daddy! If Selena feels that
Saturn in Cancer suggests a powerful need
Father does not approve of or acknowledge her, then the
for family ties and Selena is likely to think of
repercussions can range from acting-out behaviors to a loss
the parental structure as representing an
in confidence. Dad is perceived as a strong
ideal. She needs to see the parents are true
link to the Self.
Then, there is a need for solidity, structure and safety -- and most children look to parents to establish this for them. A child is not capable of understanding the ways of the world, but
Selena sees Father as the personification of the skilful diplomat, with refined, socially powerful qualities
providers of emotional security and a clear sense of home, stability and meaningful traditions. Saturn in the 10th House generates a strong desire to be respected. Selena needs to be able to respect parents, since if she is going
will learn about them eventually. Nor does a child understand the need for limits. It’s up to parents and
to know how to handle being in positions of respect, she will
teachers to set these limits and expose a child to the rules
require a positive role model. Excessive rules from parents will
of life. These rules, tests and structures are identified by the
be inhibiting, but well-defined expectations can be helpful.
energy of Saturn.
There can be a downside, since Saturn energy feels judgmental and limiting much of the time, especially in childhood. Many children are anything but delighted at the prospect of being “responsible” -- that’s what adults are supposed to be, not kids!
Ultimately, as Selena moves through the various ages and
However, some vestiges of our childhood remain throughout
stages of childhood, she will be able to incorporate all these
a lifetime. Think of the concepts in this book as the building
qualities and expressions once seen through others, into
blocks for the person who will become Selena through the
course of these early years. And enjoy every moment of your journey together!
7 Summary Sun in Libra.
Mars in Pisces.
Tactful, objective, lazy, avoids conf lict,
Physic, gambler, energy easily dissipated,
indecisive, cultural, strategist.
dancing, abstract relations, surreptitious.
Moon in Libra.
Jupiter in Virgo.
Love of elegance, charming, non-combative,
Gourmet , idealistic, health conscious,
environmentalist, skeptical, religious.
Mercury in Virgo.
Saturn in Cancer.
Practical, analytical, narrow focus, organized.
(For 2.5 years.) A generation noted for: fretfulness, timidity, tenacity.
Venus in Libra.
Charming, subtle, diplomatic, aesthetic,
Health conscious, overly-critical, facile hands,
not domestic, spiritual, romantic but
personal cleanliness, pragmatic.
â€œGenerationâ€? (transpersonal) planets
Uranus in Aquarius.
(For 7 years: 1996 - 2003.) A generation noted for originality, humanitarianism, comprehensiveness.
Neptune in Aquarius.
(For 13 years: 1998 - 2012.) A generation noted for humanitarian and social ideals.
Pluto in Sagittarius.
(For 20 years: 1988 - 2008.) 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
An example of a large baby horoscope book for a girl. The book is hard covered, 30 x 30 centimeters, has 30 - 36 pages and is as unique as t...
Published on Nov 14, 2012
An example of a large baby horoscope book for a girl. The book is hard covered, 30 x 30 centimeters, has 30 - 36 pages and is as unique as t...