Sample Spiritual Path Report

Your Spiritual Path

for Jane Doe

by Stephanie Clement, Ph.D.

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Your Chart Data

Jane Doe

Jan 06, 1960

08:09:41 PM EST +05:00

Newark, NJ

074W10’22″, 40N44’08″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planet Sign Position House House Cusps
Sun
Capricorn 15°Cp44′ 05th 01  27°Le32′
Moon
Aries 29°Ar53′ 09th 02  20°Vi18′
Mercury
Capricorn 04°Cp07′ 05th 03  18°Li13′
Venus
Sagittarius 05°Sg37′ 04th 04  21°Sc18′
Mars
Sagittarius 24°Sg44′ 04th 05  26°Sg29′
Jupiter
Sagittarius 20°Sg03′ 04th 06  29°Cp08′
Saturn
Capricorn 10°Cp10′ 05th 07  27°Aq32′
Uranus
Leo 20°Le21′ R 12th 08  20°Pi18′
Neptune
Scorpio 08°Sc49′ 03rd 09  18°Ar13′
Pluto
Virgo 05°Vi57′ R 01st 10  21°Ta18′
Midheaven
Taurus 21°Ta18′ 11  26°Ge29′
Ascendant
Leo 27°Le32′ 12  29°Ca08′

 

Interpretation text copyright 2001 by Stephanie Clement

Program Copyright 1985-2008 Matrix Software, Inc.

 

Your Spiritual Path

Each of us has the potential to develop along psychic, intuitive and spiritual lines into the person who best suits our natural gifts.  There are essentially three possibilities for how that development may occur:

 

1. Along the lines dictated by our family, peers and social milieu:  Most of us are taught a set of rules as children.  Some of those rules prove to be very useful, and some lessons prove to be detrimental to our development, or at least not helpful.

 

2. Along the lines suggested by your own conscious mind:  Each of us is born with the capacity to learn. The person inside us is the life and light of the mind.

 

3. The inevitable path is a combination of these two possibilities.  No one can develop precisely the way someone else dictates.  And no one can develop to suit individual desires with no connection to the outer world.

 

When individuals develop along the lines reflected by their astrological chart, the fullest expression of natural potential is possible. The birth chart places you at the center of your world, and shows your personal relationship to the Sun, Moon and planets. This is the astrological approach to spiritual understanding.  It is not limited to one religious sect or emotional expression.  The birth chart presents the possibilities that vibrate within your soul, and indicates which will be easier or more difficult to manage.

 

Your goal or mission is indicated by your natal chart, but you fully understand it only if you are open to the inner spiritual voice that is always present, and is truly your devoted life companion.

 

The best spiritual path is one that allows you to use your natural talents and skills. Sometimes your latent abilities will require training and practice to develop into spiritual tools. In this report we will consider a number of possibilities to help you get a sense of your talents, and how to develop and use them.

Your Creative Process

The Sun is the source of all physical life as we know it. As children develop, Sun sign characteristics are colored by family circumstances, cultural values, and other environmental influences. Yet we develop according to our own individual character IN SPITE of everything. The voice within us will not be denied. It cannot be eradicated and it never gives up.  When we are on an appropriate path to our true spiritual destiny our inner voice is a gentle guide. When we stray into less productive territory, the voice becomes more forceful. When we attempt to stifle this inner voice of character, it waits patiently for the proper moment and speaks again. The Sun sign reveals your conscious attitude toward the external world. The following description of the Sun explores your natural tendencies of mental style and action.

 

With the Sun in Capricorn, you are primarily the Sensation type. Sensation types are primarily interested in practical considerations of the world. They will look at the actualities – facts first. They depend on their five normal senses for perception. They wish to have the experience, not hear about it from others. Sensation types learn by doing, so the learning process may be slower. To be satisfied, they need to go over things carefully. They are not less intelligent because they go slower – they are more careful. When given the time to assimilate information, the sensation type may remember it longer and understand the practical uses in more detail. Studying the theory of engineering may be difficult for the sensation type, but the application is their forte. You demand satisfaction all along the way, and will not select occupations that are without positive feedback. You are a healthy consumer, loving life and what it has to offer on the material level and you are best in careers involving real “stuff”. You would be a good real estate person, interior decorator, or chef. You enjoy working with your hands and can make this part of the vocation or at least an avocation. You would be a good doctor or health care professional. Any career that requires attention to and intimate understanding of the details is suited to the sensation type. You generally focus on practical considerations first, and you rely on your five normal senses for perception. You first seek to have an experience, not hear about it from others. You learn by doing, and thus may be a bit slower than some people, but once you know something, you know it forever. You may need to go over things carefully. Once learned, you can apply information to the tasks you set for yourself. The sensation type’s approach to the spiritual side of life is no different. You seek the facts. You want a practical application of whatever you are learning. When contact with the spirit world feel ungrounded, you will find a way to re-establish a level of comfort in the work. You also will not be satisfied with your spiritual work until you can express it concretely in the world in some way.

How You Express Your Will

The Sun indicates your will power and its direction.  One of the reasons we can identify Sun signs in other people is that they are often willful in their actions.  Especially in childhood they are determined, demanding and rebellious against anything that does not conform to their will.  The Children of each Sun show us the power of will.  The information about your Sun sign focuses on the potential expression (and the associated undercurrents).

 

I will be miserly (when prudence is better). I will be secretive (when caution is enough). I will be exacting (when I could be merely conscientious). I will be unsympathetic (when I could exhibit faith in others). I will be pessimistic (when practicality would serve me better). I will suppress my feelings (when self-control does not require it).

 

Your Sun is in the 5th house. Sometimes you measure the rhythm of your activities against the pulsing of your own heart. You may be able to regulate your heart rate by focusing on your pulse and breath. You tend to engage with the world in a straight-forward way, determining what you believe and walking a path that is consistent with your beliefs at all times. Conscious attention to your path leads to each new step in your spiritual life. Creative activities feed your spirit when you throw yourself into them completely. You see the inner child-like enthusiasm in almost everyone, and you thrive in the presence of teachers (and students) who speak and act from their spiritual center.

Aspects of the Sun

The structure of your spiritual experience includes understanding the nature of karma. You know that events and relationships come and go, and that you must make the most of each encounter. Much of your spiritual work is done when you are alone. You are able to cut through the delusion of the material world to the heart of your spiritual power. You comprehend the continuity of your psychic states as you move between spiritual planes, and even between lives. As you move through life, you find that what you know about yourself more and more closely approximates your inner spiritual being. You are able to evaluate your spiritual position with great precision.

 

Core Beliefs

Much of the pain and limitation we experience is the result of being taught so-called “truths” that are incompatible with our core beliefs.  Family and society train us, and sometimes little is done to nurture our individual realities.  It is up to you to identify and nurture the values that are meaningful to you.  When the filtering process is undertaken, you uncover a “truth” that is unique to you.

The Moon

The Moon reflects the soul. It governs fluids in your body and imagination in your mind.  It generally represents a less conscious part of your being, and reflects the quality and flexibility of your memory.  If the Sun indicates the most likely course of your spiritual path, the Moon indicates some of the qualities of the path itself.

 

With the Moon in Aries, your secondary mental style is primarily the Intuitive type. Your internal intuitive style is very different from what you show to the world. People may feel the fire of your passion and not know what is behind it. They see you are “fired up” and wonder what is going on. Sharing the fire can be difficult, especially in the early stage where you feel it but don’t know the direction it will take. You often know what will happen, and probably have déjà vu experiences frequently. If you focus on these experiences, you will find that you have them more often than you thought, and you begin to lean how to interpret intuitive or psychic signals more clearly. As you pay more attention, you find that what were once perceived to be anxiety attacks now are signals from your unconscious about present or future events. It is often helpful to share your insights, even in the early stage when you don’t have the full picture. By doing this you gain intuitive skill.

 

You have a profound belief in your capacity to succeed on your own merits. You connect with people who are willing to explore new beliefs and ideas with you.

Aspects of the Moon

The spirit within you expresses itself in the world almost without effort. Others can see the values you hold most important in your actions, hear them in your words, and therefore come to respect your opinions. The spirit within you desires material expression, and you search fearlessly for the way to show how you feel to others. People find they can depend on your devotion to your principles. Your higher values radiate from you in the form of spiritual vision. Your actions become more and more consistent with your inner values. Your inner spirit functions easily on the intuitive plane, as you are able to identify and listen to the voice that guides your interactions with others to both their highest good and your own. You are deeply sensitive to the energies around you, and often know how others feel before they show any sign. Your spiritual gift is to be subtle in your interactions. Be compassionate, but not gushy, and use your imagination to facilitate creative change in others, and within yourself. Power surges around you all the time, and you find you gradually become more attuned to its currents and nuances. Your spirit guides you towards power, not for its own sake, but so that you can learn how to use it well. Women inspire your spiritual life just as they influence you in other ways. Your soul and persona are well aligned. Thus other people are seldom surprised by your decisions and actions.

 

The Fourth House

The sign on the Fourth House cusp indicates the filter through which you view your core beliefs. It is the wellspring of all the best, most creative and most powerful ideas you will have throughout your lifetime.  It indicates the refrain that the inner voice sings to you when you are sad or filled with joy, when you are pessimistic or optimistic, when you are afraid or when you are experiencing the power of love in your life.

 

You have Scorpio on the Fourth House cusp. Your core beliefs center on the transforming events that occur throughout your life. You have a sense of change and its inevitability, and you may tend to seek change because it is comfortable. The stability of long-term households and relationships may escape you until you identify other principles at work in your core beliefs.

For example, you often feel you are guided on a path, and that change is part of that guidance. You are a “seeker,” and you are often looking to the horizon for the next experience even while you are immersed in the present one. Though the tug of new experience is important to your development, it is also important for you to complete each task you are dealt. In this way you resolve karmic responsibility more fully, and take what you have learned into the next phase of your life.

As you develop the capacity for contemplative activity, you will find that there can be pauses between experiences. It is during these times that you are able to integrate your experiences into a package of temperament and skills. If your childhood and family conditioning have focused on the changes very strongly, you will need to cultivate the capacity to tolerate moments when there is little perceivable change. It is in these interludes that you can develop a sense of readiness for the next cycle.

The most fundamental beliefs you have center on desire and its satisfaction. Desire will be experienced on the physical level in terms of sexual and other physical appetites, on the mental plane in terms of ambition, on the emotional in terms of fear and anger, and on the spiritual in terms of pride. If cruelty has been part of your early life experience, you will need to resolve your issues around this point before you can deal effectively with the others. When this has been accomplished to some degree, then you can proceed with life, making decisions based on your own beliefs, rather than tethered to beliefs imposed by other people.

 

The Inner Voice

Planets in the Fourth House reflect the inner voice that accompanies you throughout your life.  They indicate the kind of people and experiences that most directly connect you to your core beliefs.

 

Planets in the Fourth House

Venus in 4th House:

Women focus your attention on the social values that underlie your beliefs. They show you that it isn’t just about you, but includes broader interpersonal significance. Awareness of the nurturing component of interaction is key to your learning process.

Mars in 4th House:

The focus of your spiritual persona is on issues of family tradition. You may spend a lot of time sorting out the family beliefs that ring true for you from those that don’t fit well for you. You tend to develop a home environment that is conducive to your spiritual path. Your energy can become scattered when you don’t have a safe harbor in which to develop your spiritual focus. People show you the significance of your values on an energetic level. This could include angry disagreements, body language, or fluctuations on the subtler level of the aura. Their heat can act as a metaphorical barometer of your own intensity.

Jupiter in 4th House:

The deepest, richest source of transcendent values lies within your family and home experience. You may find this difficult to understand at first, particularly if your childhood family situation was not totally positive. However, beneath any negativity there resides a foundation of beliefs that provide a starting point for your spiritual search. Hereditary values are a powerful ground on which to build personal beliefs. The key is to identify and retain what suits your quest, and set aside what does not work. You are deeply influenced by philosophy. You study the past and discuss it with family members in order to clarify your own values.

 

Fourth House Aspects

Your sexual intensity can lead you into all the wrong kinds of relationships. With a bit of judgment however, that very intensity can set you and your partner on the path of creative expression, and can stimulate bursts of spiritual consciousness. Allow time in between to integrate your experiences. The spirit within you desires material expression, and you search fearlessly for the way to show how you feel to others. People find they can depend on your devotion to your principles. You find that most beginnings and endings in your life are fortunate, and you are able to extract the spiritual lessons successfully. Occasionally you rebel and run away from a lesson that could have been very informative. You find yourself brushing up against dangerous situations. Spiritually you learn from each one, eventually learning how to help others without taking unnecessary risks yourself. Your fighting spirit reflects the sincerity and importance of your spiritual values. Others see you as enthusiastic, and sometimes pushy. Your higher values radiate from you in the form of spiritual vision. Your actions become more and more consistent with your inner values. You find that most beginnings and endings in your life are fortunate, and you are able to extract the spiritual lessons successfully. Occasionally you rebel and run away from a lesson that could have been very informative. You can achieve self-realization by developing your intuitive senses completely. You tend to “get the point” suddenly, after careful digestion of the facts. You are fortunate throughout your life to have discovered your inner spiritual voice. Share it with others.

 

Communication and Mental Development

Most of us were taught a set of “truths” in childhood and we were expected to accept them. To supplement what you have been taught by your parents, teachers, and the world at large, you need to develop a spiritual learning style that works for you.  If you then decide to teach others, you must develop communication skills that let you share these experiences clearly and meaningfully with your students.

 

Training Your Conscious Mind

Three factors contribute to your ability to train your conscious mind for spiritual development:

* the natural direction of your thinking

* training to take advantage of this direction

* training your nervous system, and learning to respond to it

 

Element of Mercury

The angel Raphael is associated with healing in the Bible. The capacity for both companionship and healing forms the essence of Mercury’s expression.

 

With Mercury in Capricorn, your communication style is primarily the Sensation type. Spiritual healing begins on the material plane. Obvious conflicts occur in the arenas of livelihood and physical desire. One of our greatest social problems arises out of the consumption of foods and drugs that do little to engender healthy bodies. You have the capacity to identify and heal illness by directing your intelligence toward proper diagnosis and quality nutrition. You also have the ability to mediate between adversaries and achieve peaceful resolution of problems.

Training the conscious mind involves reasoning on the conscious level.  Spiritual Education teaches how to engage your intuitive function. Intuition can be trained.  Mercury reflects a specific way for you to learn about intuition.  See the section on Uranus for more information on your intuitive ability.

 

You are usually very aware of your goals, and the methods most likely to help achieve them. As intuition grows, you also become aware of steps along the future path and how those steps affect both your achievement of the goal and your relationships with other people. This awareness will modify your self-centered ambition.

 

Your Mercury is in the 5th House. You are able to see into the future and to communicate what you see to others. A strong organizer, your contemplative practice can serve to clarify your creative direction and to provide insight in the area of leadership.

 

Mercury Aspects

The spirit within you expresses itself in the world almost without effort. Others can see the values you hold most important in your actions, hear them in your words, and therefore come to respect your opinions. You approach each transition in your life objectively and logically, thinking through the details until you are satisfied with the outcome you foresee. Because you go through many separations, you come to value relationships while you have them. Your psychic senses are tuned so that you can talk about them clearly. You develop the capacity to tell other people the oddest impressions without causing discomfort. Powerful will stands behind your words, whether they focus on spiritual matters or mundane circumstances. You find that your spiritual life moves forward in social and business settings. Thus it is imperative that you find a career and work associates who share your values, and support your life path. Your critical nature is put to good use when you save it for essential situations and let people relax into their own strengths the rest of the time.

 

Self Esteem and the Development of Spiritual Partnerships

The power of mind is unlimited, except by our own thinking.  As you proceed along the spiritual path, self-esteem grows.  Relationship with another person is a powerful force for the development of self-esteem and for spiritual growth.

 

Venus has been called the alter ego of the Earth.  Very close to the same size as the earth, Venus has an atmosphere inhospitable to human life.  The inner reaches of the unconscious mind were long thought to be inhospitable as well.  Modern psychology has delved into the mechanism of mind, and religious mystics have long studied the rocky terrain to be found within each of us.  The consensus is that to evolve spiritually, we must first look at ourselves.  One way to do this is through relationship with others.

 

Romantic, business and other relationships all offer us the opportunity to project our thoughts onto other people.  The evolutionary nature of a relationship allows us to explore our desires.  Then we can achieve spiritual connections that transcend sexual expression.

 

Right relationships between people provides inner awareness that helps us to mediate between personality and soul, between physical life and higher consciousness. Only through fusion of these apparently separate facets of your being can you approach true knowledge.

 

The Planet Venus provides indications about your best approach to spiritual partnerships.

 

With Venus in Sagittarius, your best approach to healthy partnering is through the Intuitive function. Your inspirational energy comes from scientific mental activity-you gather practical facts to help manifest love in your life. You are able to discriminate between extremes, and to explore a variety of options in search of the one best way to complete a project. You are able to see the future potential of the loving energy that goes into today’s work.

 

You idealize your relationships, seeking to find love in every contact. You are very sensitive to the desires of romantic, business, and other partners, and can dissipate your energy in trying to satisfy them. You benefit from solid, grounded partners who help you to remain focused, and from them you learn how to contain and use your idealistic intuition to good advantage.

 

Your Venus is in the 4th House. Women focus your attention on the social values that underlie your beliefs. They show you that it isn’t just about you, but includes broader interpersonal significance. Awareness of the nurturing component of interaction is key to your learning process.

 

Venus Aspects

Your sexual intensity can lead you into all the wrong kinds of relationships. With a bit of judgment however, that very intensity can set you and your partner on the path of creative expression, and can stimulate bursts of spiritual consciousness. Allow time in between to integrate your experiences.

 

Doubt, Resistance, and the Development of Psychic Ability

The spiritual path has a number of potential pitfalls. Some of the most treacherous of these lie within our own minds. Our innermost thoughts become a prison, trapping us within walls of our own making. These may be the karmic result of the past, or they may be the result of recent actions. There are several ways we cause our own difficulties:

 

1) Secrets – Privacy and secrets are part of the picture. Children love the feeling of independence and power that comes with a secret. Problems only arise when the secrets we keep are detrimental to ourselves or to others.

 

2) Doubts – When a situation causes you to doubt, it is largely because it is incongruent with what you have learned in the past. You want something new, but your unconscious is in turmoil. You feel naughty, anxious, reluctant, or undeserving. Because of what you have learned from people you trust or from what you have read, you doubt your own decision-making ability.

 

3) Resistance – Resistance is not all bad. If change were too easy, we would have no stability. We could be talked into all sorts of things. What we need is a way to identify resistance for what it is, and then find ways to work with it.

 

Where your spiritual path is concerned, Neptune reveals how you handle secrets, how doubt arises for you, and also how to resolve resistance. One strategy involves your psychic ability.

 

Developing Your Psychic Ability

We use our psychic senses to understand the world of the present. You can train yourself to be more aware of the nuances of psychic awareness, and Neptune indicates how you can develop this ability.  You will then connect with the earth and other people in new ways, and also confirm the significance of your spiritual values.

With Neptune in Scorpio, your private, psychic style is primarily the Feeling type.

 

There is always activity in the deepest recesses of your mind. You feel movement well before it emerges from the subconscious so you can examine it in the light of day. Your instincts have always been good, and you may occasionally want to kick yourself for ignoring them.

Your interest in the psychic realm can be fostered through study of different kinds of psychic work. When you find methods that resonate with you, they are easily learned and even easier to apply. Experiment with dowsing, psycho-kinesis, and telepathy. Look into astrology, Tarot, numerology or other methods of forecasting. Try several styles of meditation to see what works best for you.

The best path is to find a combination of approaches that work for you. No one teacher will be able to give you everything you need. As you develop a package of psychic skills, you find that any self-doubt recedes into the background. You will still probably question yourself from time to time, but your ability to extend your awareness into your present surroundings, as well as into the future, will serve to strengthen your self-confidence.

 

Neptune is in the 3rd House. Your very impressionability makes you a great story teller. In the process of reading everything you can get your hands on, you will discover avenues for your spiritual development that are quite different from traditional family values.

 

Neptune Aspects

You are deeply sensitive to the energies around you, and often know how others feel before they show any sign. Your spiritual gift is to be subtle in your interactions. Be compassionate, but not gushy, and use your imagination to facilitate creative change in others, and within yourself. Your psychic senses are tuned so that you can talk about them clearly. You develop the capacity to tell other people the oddest impressions without causing discomfort. You understand suffering and are well able to alleviate it for others. One spiritual outcome is that you learn to accept help when you most need it yourself, thereby helping others to develop compassion. You are sensitive to the urgings of your inner voice, and you may even hear the voice within other people. You will experience visions and other forms of psychic awareness.

 

The Twelfth House

The sign on the Twelfth House indicates how you color issues of doubt and resistance. It also reflects your most direct approach to your psychic insights.

 

You have Cancer on the Twelfth House cusp. You can perceive the flow of psychic energy around you when you are in a quiet place. As the skill grows, you find that you understand your connection to the earth and to spirit more fully. The sound of water running, as in a small fountain, provides a rhythmic tone that enhances your meditation and allows you to transport yourself into a different mood, if not a different place.

 

 

Planets in the Twelfth House

Planets in the Twelfth House have just risen over the horizon. They have a quality similar to the Sun in that they are casting their influence on you in a fresh, genuine expression of their energy. You accept this energy and consider it, but you may not choose to reveal your thoughts to anyone else.

Both doubts and psychic strengths are a reflection of planets in the Twelfth House that serve as guideposts along the path of self-discovery. Your private thoughts may center on the qualities these planets represent. Your teachers may exemplify the qualities of these planets to the extent that they reach your inner psychic core and help you understand your potential. In the end these planets indicate qualities that you can bring into the world to help others, as well as the feelings of compassion surrounding all your activities.

Uranus in 12th House:

Your insight into your past – even past lives, is sometimes very intense. What is more interesting is your unique ability to see into the future, thus reducing any doubts you may have about your current life.

 

Twelfth House Aspects

Your inner spirit functions easily on the intuitive plane, as you are able to identify and listen to the voice that guides your interactions with others to both their highest good and your own. You find yourself brushing up against dangerous situations. Spiritually you learn from each one, eventually learning how to help others without taking unnecessary risks yourself. You can achieve self-realization by developing your intuitive senses completely. You tend to “get the point” suddenly, after careful digestion of the facts. Self-awareness comes through dramatic, sudden events. To the extent that you can foresee them intuitively, you can avoid the harsh impact to some extent. Your intuitive sense of position sometimes places you in the center of the storm. Your spiritual development may be interrupted more than once.

 

Death and Transformation as Spiritual Processes

Pluto, Scorpio and the Eighth House in the birth chart deal with issues of death and transformation. On the spiritual path a shaman must undergo a death-like initiation in order to come into his or her shamanic powers. In our own lives we continually experience the death of old ways of being and the birth of new possibilities. Transformative events can teach lessons concerning your spiritual growth:

 

* They are signposts to indicate progress.

* They allow you to modify your behavior in positive ways.

* They remind you to be gentle and kind with yourself.

* They remind you to accept yourself as you are, and to move forward.

* They remind you to support and encourage the child within yourself, just as you would encourage another person.

 

The Eighth House in your chart defines the mechanisms for change and self-acceptance that are most appropriate for you. By understanding them you develop a sense of self and a set of behaviors that lead more directly to your goal. You discard behaviors that no longer serve you in your journey on the spiritual path.

 

Scorpio is the natural sign on the Eighth House, and the associated planet is Pluto.  How appropriate that Pluto, mythological ruler of the underworld, should be the planetary ruler of the Eighth House of death and transformation.

 

Yet Pluto attracts the living, though it cannot hold on to them for long. So it is with life. We are attracted to one way of doing things, but we know that change is the only certainty in life. As we travel the spiritual path, we find that each ending is the source of a new beginning, and that we often benefit from even the most traumatic events. By descending into the world of darkness and pain, we borrow a bit of Pluto’s power, so that on the next step along the path we are stronger and more courageous.

 

With Pluto in Virgo, your approach to death and transformation is primarily through the Sensation function. Potentially more mater-of-fact about issues concerning death and change, you take transitions In stride for the most part. In the occasional instance when a death or change catches you off guard, you may feel that you are unable to move out of one feeling into another. When you feel stuck, you may need to gather your will to take some action. By focusing on simple practical details, you take steps, one at a time, to lift the weight of feelings that have mired you temporarily. Generally you are able to handle the details of planning that are required when death or change occurs. You grasp the practical need for one thing to die before another may be born, for example. You also may be profoundly aware of past life events or the potential of a future lifetime, and you find practical ways to bridge the apparent gaps between.

 

You and many of your peers have the inquiring minds that have led to advances in medicine, the computer industry, and many other fields. You manage to get great results with relatively little. Spiritual issues demand the same level of attention, and yield the same high quality results.

 

Pluto Aspects

Power surges around you all the time, and you find you gradually become more attuned to its currents and nuances. Your spirit guides you towards power, not for its own sake, but so that you can learn how to use it well. You are able to cut through the delusion of the material world to the heart of your spiritual power. You comprehend the continuity of your psychic states as you move between spiritual planes, and even between lives. Powerful will stands behind your words, whether they focus on spiritual matters or mundane circumstances. Your sexual intensity can lead you into all the wrong kinds of relationships. With a bit of judgment however, that very intensity can set you and your partner on the path of creative expression, and can stimulate bursts of spiritual consciousness. Allow time in between to integrate your experiences. You have the self-discipline of a sorcerer or shaman. You find the smallest positive within the worst situations. You deny your own desires in order to grow mentally and spiritually. You are sensitive to the urgings of your inner voice, and you may even hear the voice within other people. You will experience visions and other forms of psychic awareness.

 

The Eighth House

The sign on the Eighth House cusp indicates the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual approach you take when dealing with birth, death and transformation.

 

You have Pisces on the Eighth House cusp. Your stage is set so that you can maintain your reserve. You don’t want your personal change process out there for everyone to see. You like to think you have inner composure that can overcome emotionally agitating obstacles. It is important to you to reflect that composure in your outer demeanor. When caught off guard, you revert to childhood patterns. You may have been overwhelmed by the burden of responsibility you bore, and power struggles with others may have colored your experiences. Or you may have learned early to cultivate a sort of dreamy hopefulness in the face of whatever came your way. If you find, as an adult, that you respond much too forcefully in a power struggle, you may be dismayed at the emotional nature of your outbursts. Acceptance of that emotional inner child provides the first step on the path to true inner tranquility.

 

 

The Development of Intuition

Intuition is an ability beyond logical thinking.  Through it you can consider future outcomes. In the Buddhist tradition, intuition is a mental ability, equal to intellect that can provide direct insight. In mathematics intuition is the capacity to “guess” the answer to a problem, skipping the regular logical processes.

 

Intuition is more than your inner voice.  Intuition is one of the methods by which you understand the world.  It is a skill you can develop and use consciously. Intuition often surfaces during meditation. When the mind is quiet, then intuition can be heard.  Once trained, you can access intuition by stopping your normal waking process and entering the calm that you have cultivated.

 

The planet associated with intuition is Uranus.  With Uranus in Leo, your intuition works best through the Intuitive function. Much of your inspiration for your work comes from intuitive insight into future applications and results of your efforts. As your confidence in this ability to forecast trends, you gain the trust of the people around you. You focus your connection to the spiritual realm through attention to potential future results of today’s actions. You are inspired to be your best when you can foresee a positive outcome.

 

Any leadership role you undertake benefits from your ability to foresee difficult stretches and plan how to manage them. You also have a talent for making your peers or employees feel that they have come up with the ideas themselves.

 

Your Uranus is in the 12th House. Your insight into your past – even past lives, is sometimes very intense. What is more interesting is your unique ability to see into the future, thus reducing any doubts you may have about your current life.

 

Uranus Aspects

Your inner spirit functions easily on the intuitive plane, as you are able to identify and listen to the voice that guides your interactions with others to both their highest good and your own. You find yourself brushing up against dangerous situations. Spiritually you learn from each one, eventually learning how to help others without taking unnecessary risks yourself. You can achieve self-realization by developing your intuitive senses completely. You tend to “get the point” suddenly, after careful digestion of the facts. Self-awareness comes through dramatic, sudden events. To the extent that you can foresee them intuitively, you can avoid the harsh impact to some extent. Your intuitive sense of position sometimes places you in the center of the storm. Your spiritual development may be interrupted more than once.

 

The Midheaven: Self-Awareness and the Use of Intuition

How can you use your self-awareness to access intuition, a presumably involuntary, less conscious capacity?  To take the direct, conscious path is challenging at best.  This method only works if you can consciously enter unconscious territory, and by definition, that territory is unconscious because you cannot access it directly.  You can rarely dive in intentionally.

 

You can wait for intuition to arise naturally without doing anything.  Or you can practice meditation. It is fairly easy to learn and requires no particular physical or mental skills, except the ability to focus the mind.

 

In addition, you have specific avenues, or points of focus, to aid you in the practice.  The sign on the Midheaven indicates an area of the subconscious that you can access through meditation, thereby identifying spiritual keys to your development.  By going within, you find the higher values most suited to your own path.

 

With the Midheaven in Taurus, your self-awareness and your path to self-realization are primarily through the Sensation function.

 

Your unconscious relationship to power probably began in childhood. Depending on how your parents or other authority figures exercised their power, you have learned patterns of behavior and methods for getting your own way. It is important to become aware of these patterns, as they can be valuable conscious resources or treacherous swamps of ineffective unconscious behavior.

You have a deeply rooted capacity for healing yourself and others. When you are in tune with this ability, you are able to accomplish transformations in the emotional systems that surround you, thus transforming the effectiveness of your associates and family. Through an understanding of your personal values and strengths, you can learn to exercise your own power fairly and judiciously, while retaining the capacity to exert force on every level when that is needed.

 

Midheaven Aspects

As you move through life, you find that what you know about yourself more and more closely approximates your inner spiritual being. You are able to evaluate your spiritual position with great precision. Self-awareness comes through dramatic, sudden events. To the extent that you can foresee them intuitively, you can avoid the harsh impact to some extent.

 

Karma and Dharma

Perhaps no single principle of Asian religions has fascinated us more than karma and its link to reincarnation. Karma refers to the cause and effect relationship between what we do and the results we get. Our actions bring reactions, constructive and not so constructive. However, everyday feedback often comes from individuals who are no more clear about their spiritual values than we are. So, what should you take seriously?

 

How does karma work in your life? Will it be played out in your next incarnation, or will you experience it in the here-and-now?

 

Certainly you do not have to believe in karma or reincarnation to make progress along your spiritual path. However, if you do astrology can offer insight into what factors in the past may be influencing you today. The following are suggestions concerning past influences. Think of them as relating to family and childhood experience, or you can relate them to your past lives, or both.

 

With Saturn in Capricorn, you experience karma and dharma primarily through the Sensation function. Intelligent activity is guided by practical considerations. Your perception of things through sight, touch and other ordinary senses is your first and strongest avenue to working with the world. You are able to root out the facts from the body of writing about the past. This uncanny ability may disregard the ephemeral trends of a period and focus instead on the details of the material situation of the time. You are also able to mobilize a massive quantity of data, and to organize it to suit your purposes. You sift through data to find the gems that point directly to your point. Sometimes you have to discover the way to make your conclusions more meaningful to others who are less adept. Finally, you use information to guide your intelligence where future plans and goals are involved. You rarely make long-term decisions based on emotion. It’s not that you have no feelings, because you do. It’s that you know feelings will change far more easily than the material foundation on which they rest.

 

You are industrious in every activity you undertake. You expect effective action from yourself and from others and can be a harsh or willful manager. Through experience you move from an egocentric attitude to self-awareness. Then you advance much more quickly, both economically and spiritually.

 

Your Saturn is in the 5th House. Intensely loyal, you are very reliable and expect both from other people. Romantic love may be hampered by your sense of caution – or even shyness – that keeps you from being open to physical expression. You are able to perceive the structure of creative potential in all areas of your life, and find spiritual meaning in creative projects.

 

Saturn Aspects

The structure of your spiritual experience includes understanding the nature of karma. You know that events and relationships come and go, and that you must make the most of each encounter. Much of your spiritual work is done when you are alone. You approach each transition in your life objectively and logically, thinking through the details until you are satisfied with the outcome you foresee. Because you go through many separations, you come to value relationships while you have them. You understand suffering and are well able to alleviate it for others. One spiritual outcome is that you learn to accept help when you most need it yourself, thereby helping others to develop compassion. You have the self-discipline of a sorcerer or shaman. You find the smallest positive within the worst situations. You deny your own desires in order to grow mentally and spiritually.

 

Transcendent Values

Behind what you know about yourself – behind all other considerations of spirituality, lie the transcendent values that are most important to you.  These are the values you have worked to discover from among all the rules you have been taught.  They are the reason you have read books, studied with teachers, privately pondered and examined the events of your life.  They are the fundamental principles that you believe will help you find fulfillment as a human being.  As such they are the source of energy behind your self-awareness, the motivation of your spiritual search, and the principles that you apply to your dharma, or life path.

 

With Jupiter in Sagittarius, your approach to and understanding of transcendant values is primarily through the Intuitive function. You feel more optimistic and more successful when your daily activities incorporate intuition in a meaningful way. Whatever your natural direction, based on your Sun and Moon elements, you can develop intuition as a spiritual guidance mechanism. You may find that you become physically sensitive in the heart area-you may feel heat in the skin on your chest or back, for example. This change in temperature can serve as an intuitive barometer. When your human energies are spiritually directed, you approach the moment when you are no longer subject to the ordinary limitations of the physical world. Your mind and heart foresee the karmic effects of your actions and you can make intelligent choices. Then you are no longer limited by the wheel of birth and rebirth, and can fully experience the life for which you are intended.

 

You seek inner spiritual development in everything you do. Your mind reaches far into the future, and such speculation can become its own problem if you don’t ground your intuition is something more practical. Contemplative practice can include walking or working meditation that connects you to the material realm directly.

 

Aspects of Jupiter

Your higher values radiate from you in the form of spiritual vision. Your actions become more and more consistent with your inner values. You find that most beginnings and endings in your life are fortunate, and you are able to extract the spiritual lessons successfully. Occasionally you rebel and run away from a lesson that could have been very informative. You can achieve self-realization by developing your intuitive senses completely. You tend to “get the point” suddenly, after careful digestion of the facts. You are fortunate throughout your life to have discovered your inner spiritual voice. Share it with others.

 

The Ninth House

You have Aries on the Ninth House cusp. The transcendent values you work with begin with the capacity to exert your personal will in the world – to be what you want to be and to do what you want to do. By understanding this value, you can begin to manifest creatively in both the material and spiritual worlds. You find that sometimes you feel as though you are engaged in a battle of proper expression, and you seek to encourage others in the same direction. All of your efforts – to be, to do, and to encourage others – lead to unity, but you must exert effort in the process. Matter is the vehicle for expression in the physical world, and the soul is your vehicle on the higher plane. Spirit is the third factor you seek to understand.

 

Planets in the Ninth House

Moon in 9th House:

Higher mind and spirituality form the basis of your core beliefs. Thus you are well positioned to pursue your spiritual path, beginning with careful examination of what you learned as a child and continuing as a life-long educational process. You experience the bondage to form – the physical body – and you are able to respond to the energies of the earth directly. You can use your will to express through physical form, combine it with the will to know and understand the spiritual realm, and transform instinctual reactions into intuitive responses. You are actually channeling impulses from the collective Mind of the universe. Any conflict you experience is the reflection of the dichotomy between (not the separation of) your physical and spiritual drives. It is imperative for you to experience and understand your physical body on the deepest level possible, as it is the most direct source of your transcendent values. You tend to focus on the shifting ground of your beliefs. You are not wishy-washy about your values. However, you are willing to change your thinking if evidence suggests the need to do so. You measure your decisions based on a feeling, listening to your gut reaction to ideas. You can imagine adopting a new attitude without having to test it out in the material world to see if it fits you.

Ninth House Aspects

The spirit within you expresses itself in the world almost without effort. Others can see the values you hold most important in your actions, hear them in your words, and therefore come to respect your opinions. The spirit within you desires material expression, and you search fearlessly for the way to show how you feel to others. People find they can depend on your devotion to your principles. Your higher values radiate from you in the form of spiritual vision. Your actions become more and more consistent with your inner values. Your inner spirit functions easily on the intuitive plane, as you are able to identify and listen to the voice that guides your interactions with others to both their highest good and your own. You are deeply sensitive to the energies around you, and often know how others feel before they show any sign. Your spiritual gift is to be subtle in your interactions. Be compassionate, but not gushy, and use your imagination to facilitate creative change in others, and within yourself. Power surges around you all the time, and you find you gradually become more attuned to its currents and nuances. Your spirit guides you towards power, not for its own sake, but so that you can learn how to use it well. Women inspire your spiritual life just as they influence you in other ways. Your soul and persona are well aligned. Thus other people are seldom surprised by your decisions and actions.

 

Mars: Your Spiritual Persona

Mars indicates an area of life that is vitally important to your spiritual growth. Whatever path you choose, this factor will come up again and again. Others will see how it affects you, but they are unlikely to understand the depth of its significance. You yourself may not understand the power of this influence on your life.

 

The Element of Mars

Mars is naturally associated with Aries, a fire sign. Traditionally Mars was also associated with Scorpio, a water sign. Thus the expression of Mars shares the nature of these two elements to some extent. The movement between water and fire involves the capacity for discriminating awareness. Mars governs the five senses-touch, taste, sight, hearing and smell. The position of Mars directly reflects your capacity to relate to the world through your senses.

 

With Mars in Sagittarius, your spiritual persona is expressed most fluently through the Intuitive function. You naturally consider the future while taking action in the present. You relate to the physical world via intuition, and you do the same in spiritual considerations. When you encounter a dilemma or paradox in your life, you tend to project the problem into the future to hypothesize how it will be resolved, and then you take action in the present to move toward that outcome. Your actions, while focused on the future, are always a reflection of a purification process that is usually associated with water.

 

The sign placement of Mars is significant to developing your spiritual persona. The sign colors the message you receive concerning the direction your spiritual path will take. Here are three personality traits associated with Mars in your chart: Reverence for All Life, Open-minded Attitude, Cheerfulness. If you consider each trait and consciously evoke it in your daily activities, you will find that the path becomes more fulfilling, more insightful, and easier. By actively devoting energy to the development of the traits of your Mars, you spontaneously develop several traits associated with other signs.

 

House Placement of Mars

Your Mars is in the 4th House. The focus of your spiritual persona is on issues of family tradition. You may spend a lot of time sorting out the family beliefs that ring true for you from those that don’t fit well for you. You tend to develop a home environment that is conducive to your spiritual path. Your energy can become scattered when you don’t have a safe harbor in which to develop your spiritual focus. People show you the significance of your values on an energetic level. This could include angry disagreements, body language, or fluctuations on the subtler level of the aura. Their heat can act as a metaphorical barometer of your own intensity.

 

Mars Aspects

The spirit within you desires material expression, and you search fearlessly for the way to show how you feel to others. People find they can depend on your devotion to your principles. You find that most beginnings and endings in your life are fortunate, and you are able to extract the spiritual lessons successfully. Occasionally you rebel and run away from a lesson that could have been very informative. You find yourself brushing up against dangerous situations. Spiritually you learn from each one, eventually learning how to help others without taking unnecessary risks yourself. You may have many relationships that never get beyond the surface physical attraction. As you learn to cooperate on the mundane issues, your astral relationships will take on emotional intensity. Collaboration then occurs on many levels of consciousness. Your fighting spirit reflects the sincerity and importance of your spiritual values. Others see you as enthusiastic, and sometimes pushy.

 

The Ascendant: Expressing Spirit in the World

The Ascendant provides a personal anchor for understanding spiritual potential and process in the birth chart.  It shows how you express yourself in the world.  This is because the rising sign represents choice – you choose what you want to show to the world.  Ultimately, however, you come back to the Sun sign on the spiritual level.

 

Each person learns about the Sun sign’s higher spiritual values and cultivates those values by developing the positive traits of the Ascendant.  Each sign as it rises brings to light different personality traits, different physical appearance, and a different sense of spiritual direction.  The rising sign offers a container for your experimentation with constructive, creative personal choices about how to act in the world.  Later you can take this practice back to the Sun sign and master its lessons.

 

Remember that the Midheaven and Ascendant depend on an accurate birth time.  If you have no idea of your birth time, the material included here may help you to focus on a spiritual persona for yourself.

 

Your Rising Sign (Ascendant)

The first four signs incorporated the seed of intuition, the desire for expression, the capacity for thought, and the depth of feeling and potential for reproduction. Now, with the Leo Ascendant, you experience the capacity of will. For the plant kingdom, will expresses in the ripening of the fruit. Will, for us, is the drive to creativity in the material world, and aspiration on the spiritual plane.

You only need to observe the activities of children between the ages of ten and twelve or thirteen to understand the power of will. At their best they are fully engaged in life, seeking a wide range of experiences, and creatively interacting with their peers. They are testing their wills against those of parents, teachers, and acquaintances. They are learning how to manage the force of will that drives them. There is a blending or fusion of all life’s experiences for this age group that reflects the energy of Leo on the Ascendant quite well. Leo will gather information on the intuitive plane, measure it against what is perceived through the physical senses, and then mobilize the spirit behind whatever action is taken. This process results in a degree of self-consciousness that was not there previously.

The focus of physical energy is on the heart and the spine. Clear intuition often comes through the heart center, and clear effort depends on mental and emotional structure like that of the spine. The two need to work together to accomplish anything on either the physical or spiritual level. Perhaps the most powerful piece of writing I have encountered that speaks to the fusion of intuition and will is the Heart Sutra. This Buddhist text is a short poetic expression of the true nature of things. The complete text is included in the Appendix. Here I wish to include a couple of thoughts:

1. “Form is emptiness and the very emptiness is form.”  This basic statement incorporates the paradox of existence in its basic form. It is possible for the Leo Ascendant to grasp the nature of the paradox and make it the spiritual guide for the Will.

2. The mantra, or spell, included in the Heart Sutra is as follows:

(Gate is pronounced gah’tay)

Gate gate  paragate     parasamgate                     bodhi svaha.

Gone gone gone beyond gone altogether beyond,   O what an awakening, all-hail!

Because the mantra is from Sanskrit, reciting the Sanskrit words may have more power (this is probably true of all spells and mantras). However, the English translation retains both the rhythm and the “g” sounds that are integral elements of the mantra. Imagine a room full of monks repeating the mantra in their deep voices. The mantra is heard, but the vibration also affects the heart directly.

 

Ascendant Aspects

Women inspire your spiritual life just as they influence you in other ways. Your soul and persona are well aligned. Thus other people are seldom surprised by your decisions and actions. Your critical nature is put to good use when you save it for essential situations and let people relax into their own strengths the rest of the time. Your fighting spirit reflects the sincerity and importance of your spiritual values. Others see you as enthusiastic, and sometimes pushy. You are fortunate throughout your life to have discovered your inner spiritual voice. Share it with others. Your intuitive sense of position sometimes places you in the center of the storm. Your spiritual development may be interrupted more than once.

 

Conclusion

This interpretation of your life path has provided a systematic look at astrological factors that together add up to a spiritually oriented map.  As you come to understand your unique map, you can move forward through life joyously and courageously, knowing that the path is appropriate to your personal beliefs, desires and needs.