Sample Child Astrology Report

Child*Star

Astrological Report for

Judy Doe

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The Astrological Chart

Judy Doe

Jun 08, 2010

08:09:41 PM PDT +07:00

Los Angeles, CA

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Planet Sign Position House House Cusps
Sun
Gemini 18°Ge12′ 06th 01  20°Sg38′
Moon
Taurus 06°Ta10′ 05th 02  24°Cp31′
Mercury
Taurus 28°Ta10′ 05th 03  02°Pi08′
Venus
Cancer 23°Ca51′ 07th 04  07°Ar09′
Mars
Virgo 00°Vi59′ 08th 05  05°Ta46′
Jupiter
Aries 00°Ar23′ 03rd 06  29°Ta17′
Saturn
Virgo 27°Vi54′ 09th 07  20°Ge38′
Uranus
Aries 00°Ar18′ 03rd 08  24°Ca31′
Neptune
Aquarius 28°Aq41′ R 02nd 09  02°Vi08′
Pluto
Capricorn 04°Cp32′ R 01st 10  07°Li09′
Midheaven
Libra 07°Li09′ 11  05°Sc46′
Ascendant
Sagittarius 20°Sg38′ 12  29°Sc17′

 

 

 

 

 

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Introduction

I. CHILD*STAR!!

 

How wondrous is the moment when you first look into the eyes of your newborn child! How miraculous is creation! What deep mysteries bring families together for a cycle of time!

 

In writing Child*Star, the author, a Montessori teacher, has brought you the best of 23 years of astrological study in addition to the fruit of 10 years’ experience in the classroom. You’ll find in Child*Star a first-hand understanding of the trials and joys of parenthood.

 

Being a parent is challenging. A job description for a parent would include something of almost every other job. When we study the child’s astrological chart, we can instantly attune to how we can best guide her. Strengths, weaknesses, aptitude and potentials jump off the page. We can see how to turn around negative momentum and maximize talents that otherwise may not have been readily apparent. Understanding leads to greater patience, a virtue of immeasurable worth in child-rearing!

 

Many parents intuitively take a reading at the moment of birth and even before through dreams or visions, and receive a prescient knowing of the child soon to be born. The child comes to us with her own birth chart, her particular life plan, which many believe is determined prior to birth.

 

Nevertheless, there can be no doubt that environmental factors, decisions made by parents, education, and free will can change, alter, or mitigate the prophecy foreseen in the chart for better or for worse. A seed containing the blueprint of the most magnificent rose will not flower if denied sunshine, water, and good soil. And many have cultivated beautiful flowers in rocky soils through love and care.

 

How can we challenge the child to bring out the positive Sun sign potential, but, at the same time, teach her to know clearly when she crosses the line into negatives that could cause her much grief and sorrow later, if not corrected now? This is the challenge before us as educators and parents to our children, even to the child within ourselves. So we search the chart with an eye for potential problem areas that could disrupt, hinder or block the child’s best expression. We devise how to turn them around. We take note of the positive potential and see how, like a good seed, it can be nurtured to bring forth the ripest fruit on time.

 

 

 

II.  In creating this report, certain assumptions have been made:

 

1. Every child is unique. While most concepts will hit the nail on the head, not all you read will necessarily “fit.”

 

Throughout the report, you’ll come across words and phrases like “tends to,” “often will,” “probably,” “might.” This is because there is a spectrum of possibility on any given point. At times, these phrases have been omitted, but the concept remains true throughout the report.

 

2. It is assumed that you are concerned and loving parents who are dedicated to helping your child realize her highest potential.

 

3. It is assumed that you’re willing to look at yourself (as you may find Mom and Dad depicted in the pages of this report) and see where greater self-awareness and self-improvement can help you better raise your child.

 

4. It is assumed that you’re using this report as a key to better understand your child, and as a key to unlock her potential, but that at no time will you use this report (and its recommendations) to replace common sense and your own good judgment. You are her parents, no one can know her as you do. Remember:

 

Astrology is meant to CONFIRM, NOT REPLACE, the inner guide!

 

5. To get the most value out of Child*Star, the author recommends holding “all these things in your heart” and observing the child as she grows. Maria Montessori proved that, by observing the child, you discover the laws of her being. The chart unfolds as she grows.

 

However, the report may highlight potential talent and skill you may wish to test out by providing your child with opportunities to develop them. For instance, if an aspect (and especially if several aspects) indicates musical talent, you may want to sign your child up for song and dance lessons or teach her how to play a musical instrument.

 

If playing an instrument doesn’t seem to be her forte, try music appreciation. Remember, there’s a spectrum of possibility, and it’s up to you to discover what motivates your child.

 

In reading about your child, emphasize the positive. Negative patterns can be changed; indeed, sometimes only a shade of gray separates our Achilles’ Heel from becoming our most valuable asset. Conversely, our natural talents can stagnate and, if we fail to develop them, become the open door to self-indulgence.

 

 

 

III. Keywords and concepts that will help you get the most out of Child*Star:

 

1. Throughout the report, reference is made to planets receiving harmonious or challenging aspects. In astrology, trines and sextiles are considered aspects that indicate energy flowing in harmony. Squares point to challenges, blocks, internal frustrations and also pronounced talents. Oppositions indicate potential conflicts we resolve in the Tai-Chi of our interactions with others. We call squares and oppositions “dynamic aspects.” Here is where your child may meet her greatest challenges, but also where she may demonstrate her greatest strengths! In expressing and mastering the dynamic aspects, we grow and can realize our greatest achievements. Remember:

 

Wherever you find dynamic aspects is where your child may need the most guidance, consistency, and patience on your part.

 

2. CROSS-REFERENCES:  To gather a more complete picture on any given aspect of your child’s chart, you may be referred to another related section. For example, every sign is said to be ruled by a particular planet. Aries is ruled by Mars, and the child with Aries Rising is learning how to direct energy constructively. But how will she do it? The report may refer you to another section on Mars.

 

Another type of cross-reference is necessary when a planet receives more than one kind of aspect. For example, a child with Mars square Saturn can feel blocked, and Child*Star instructs you to see if Mars and Saturn receive positive aspects from other planets-which will mitigate the difficulty and allow the aspect to manifest in a more dynamic and purposeful way. The positive aspects can also indicate to you how to work out the difficulty successfully.

 

3. RESOLVING CONTRADICTIONS: What to do when you come across information that is contradictory? None of us is black and white. For example, a child might be extroverted in sports, but shy in academics, or vice-versa. Some children, however, will need help in working out such structural conflicts.

 

4. Sometimes we come across strengths or talents in the child that may not be our forte. A child with a grand trine in earth signs, but whose parents have little or no earth emphasis in their own charts, may need other, more practical and businesslike people coming into her life to bring out the inherent qualities of efficiency, order, and organization typical of this positive configuration.

 

5. Astrological knowledge must never be used to demean, criticize, or put anyone down. Take note of areas of great sensitivity, vulnerability, or pain in the child’s chart. Find ways to help her master these. Be kind to your child. Her star has appeared and it may be different in magnitude and brilliance than your own! Love her and teach her, and learn from her, but don’t expect her to be who you are. While the child is still in the process of turning her weaknesses into strengths, we can often fill in the gap!

 

 

 

IV. CONCLUSION:  In studying the child’s chart-as a representation of the book of her life with many pages left to write on-we seek to understand her better in order to guide, help, and instruct her in bringing out her special uniqueness, her calling in life, her special star. In understanding our children, we also come to better understand ourselves, our own inner child.

 

This report is intended as a stepping stone in your astrological journey-a fascinating adventure. For those who hold newborns, Child*Star will offer many insights that will prove their worth for years to come. For those of you with older children, this report will shed much light that will help you better understand your child and where she is headed. Some will walk through their childhood again through the pages of this report-finding, healing, and attuning with the child within.

 

On the next page you will find a list of the zodiac positions of your child’s natal planets, along with the house cusps, for her moment of birth. These have been calculated using sophisticated astronomical formulae to ensure high accuracy.

 

The author, Kathie Garcia, is interested in your feedback. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to give her a call or write her a note. She can be reached at PO Box 81, Emigrant, MT, 59027. Her telephone number is (406) 333-4757.

 

 

The Rising Sign

First let’s take a quick look at your child’s Ascendant, or Rising sign. Astrologers want to know what zodiac sign is rising at birth, since this gives a picture of the way we appear or come across to others. We look out upon the world through the glasses of the Rising Sign. Your child’s Rising Sign will offer clues as to how your child perceives herself or would like others to see her. Many astrologers consider the Rising Sign as important as the Sun Sign in describing identity. This makes sense, since the Ascendant describes the early childhood experience. From myriad impressions and interactions, the child will weave the tapestry of her unique selfhood. If the Rising Sign is very different from the Sun sign, the child may have to work at integrating diverse aspects of her personality.

 

 

With fiery Sagittarius rising, your child is likely to be an adventurer! She may come across in a frank, candid, and scrupulously honest manner… honest to the point of being offensive! Sagittarian children are typically open minded, tolerant and love to travel in the mind (philosophy, religion) and perhaps across the Earth as well! Often, they’re natural equestrians and love riding! The concept of limits is foreign to them, independence is their keynote! Teach your child responsibility and the importance of wrapping up and finishing what she begins – show her that the Sagittarian arrow must reach the mark! Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter. If Jupiter is in a Fire Sign, the child is probably active, loves sports and the great outdoors. When Jupiter is in an Air sign, she is probably a talker! She could later work in publishing or communication. When Jupiter is found in a Water sign, the child may be naturally devotional. She could be interested in serving others through religion, teaching, medicine. The Sagittarius Rising child with Jupiter in an Earth sign would be more concerned with worldly matters: she looks for a way to make her dreams concrete.

 

 

Planet Aspects

The Lights: The Sun and Moon

At the time of our birth, the planets (through their configurations and relationships) tell us something about the quality of the moment of time into which we were born. Each planet points to special traits within us. Yet, of all the planets, the two most important planets to astrologers are the “lights,” the Sun and the Moon. From where we stand here on Earth, the great shining Sun by day and the reflecting Moon at night are our constant companions. The Sun and Moon are our greatest guides in understanding our children, their temperament, personality, relationship with parents and other significant adults, their sense of purpose, their feelings and much more! The Sun and Moon give us clues as to where our children are headed and how we can help them on the way.

 

 

The Sun: Your Self and Future

The Sun represents our identity, or self and as such, colors every other aspect of the chart. In a child’s chart, the Sun will reveal much about her emerging personality. Your child’s greatest strengths and challenges are often described by the qualities of her Sun Sign. A Leo child, for example, is a born leader but may be pompous. A Piscean youngster may draw upon a rich imagination to inspire others, but may seek to escape reality by retreating into a fantasy world. The wise parent will train the child to manifest the positive qualities of her Sun Sign. The position of the Sun also helps us understand what motivates our children. A child with a Fire sign Sun such as Aries, will generally be motivated by seeking new experiences in which she can assert herself, whereas a Water sign Sun child is more emotional and will seek comfort and security before venturing out. Children born into Earth signs tend to be grounded. They’re builders and seek means of practical expression. They want to know, “How does it work?” Air sign Sun children can experience life through thoughts and thrive on social interaction and communication. The Sun also represents the child’s perception of the father (or dominant parent) and the qualities the child identifies with within the father. From here, we extend our understanding of this relationship to authorities and adults in general and later, to the child’s understanding of her own life purpose. For example, a child with the Sun in harmonious aspect to Mars would likely feel supported by the father and therefore more prone to self confidence than a child born with the Sun square Mars. The latter might feel blocked on some level by the father or dominant parent. Both, however, are dynamic positions indicating leadership potential.

 

 

 

 

Gemini is an Air sign on the thinking cross. Its symbol is The Twins. Gemini’s are here, there and everywhere and come up with a thousand questions! (Record her questions in a little book and then research the answers together.) Your little Gemini was born to investigate, search, and explore. She likely seeks to communicate by all available means: talking, writing, broadcasting, learning foreign languages. Phones and walky-talkies make a big hit! Some Gemini children are chatterboxes. Others are exceptionally witty. Teach your Gemini to be still and to listen to what others have to say.

All manner of transportation may catch her attention; scooters, bicycles, skates, whatever, anything in which to get around! Gemini children can be into many projects at once! A skill essential to your little Gemini’s future success is the ability to focus and complete the task at hand. As your Gemini grows, you might find ways, such as making lists, to help her order her mind and her tasks. She needs this training to develop good study habits and avoid dissipating her energy.

Gemini children are born mimics. They need good role models. Discernment is advised in the selection of books and movies, since little Gemini will copy (often verbatim) what she sees and hears. Sometimes the Gemini ability to pick up quickly amounts to a high degree of impressionability.

A good book is like a treasured friend to children of this double air (mind) sign. Stock up your library! The Gemini child is often the teacher’s pet because she loves to read and enjoys learning a broad range of subjects. Gemini children typically like learning at a fairly brisk pace. Gemini rules writing and journalism. Your child might benefit by keeping a diary. Later she may be interested in working on the school paper. Working with her hands could steady her restless mind. (Sewing, painting, building with legos, washing the dishes, planting) Gemini children seek variety in everything; clothes, food, books and in everyday experience. Some have trouble staying still! Teach your child to concentrate.

 

 

 

 

Your child could be very self-conscious, and could tend to take life a bit too seriously. Success for this child comes through hard and precise work. She does best in a structured environment but may need encouragement to finish her work properly. Some children born with this aspect have to overcome some sort of handicap; perhaps a difficult social, physical or family situation. There may be conflict with the father or with an important authority figure. Later, the acquired self-discipline and striving can lead them to the top. Your child seeks your approval and support; be careful not to be unduly harsh or critical of her. Especially if the Sun and Saturn are in fixed signs, the child could be too austere and would benefit by learning to be more flexible. Help your child see the bright side of life!

 

 

The Moon: The Support System

In a child’s chart, we look to the position of the Moon to understand the child’s perception of her mother, of her need to be cared for and to nurture. The Moon also describes the child’s experience within her family, with its particular dynamics, tradition and heritage. From these, the child establishes her roots. The Moon, then, indicates the early childhood environment, our early support systems. Emotional responses are traced to the Moon and hence, to patterns established during childhood (and even during other lifetimes). These often become automatic and subconscious in the adult. Thus, the sign placement of the Moon reveals much about our child’s emotional needs and expressions. The Moon may dominate the child’s chart during the first 7 years of life. The Moon will tell us what the child needs to feel secure and also what kinds of habits would be helpful or detrimental to her development. For example, a child with a Sagittarian Moon is happy when she has plenty of room to explore. (But she needs to learn the value of limits) A Cancer Moon child, in contrast, may cling to Mom’s apron strings. (But she may need to overcome fear of making it on her own).

 

 

 

 

Taurus is an Earth sign on the feeling cross. Its symbol is The Bull. Children with the Moon in Taurus typically have strong, stable emotions and tend to attract the perfect environment for their upbringing. This placement often indicates support and good fortune from friends and relatives. Your child values constancy and security in all things and possesses a good business sense (if well aspected). She is, by nature, somewhat domestic and enjoys nice surroundings and beautiful clothes. She could hold on stubbornly to attitudes, things and habits best left behind!

Sometimes Moon in Taurean children may need help getting started on projects. If over-indulged at home, they can become complacent. These children are natural gourmets but need sound eating habits from birth.

This lunar placement usually indicates a good relationship with the mother. The child sees her as materially and emotionally supportive. If afflicted, the relationship with the mother may be highly emotional. The child could perceive the mother as possessive, or may stubbornly buck against her authority.

 

 

 

 

Children with this aspect tend to be attractive and physically active. They often enjoy group sports. This child seldom hides how she feels and therefore is no stranger to an occasional argument! She may receive plenty of emotional support as a child, especially from her mother. Nevertheless, she may have to learn to work out her anger. Particularly if the mother is easy to anger, the child could be implosive or explosive. Patience! (For a greater understanding of this aspect, check out Mars by sign.)

 

 

 

 

The Moon aspecting Pluto is an extremely powerful aspect that can indicate a dynamo of creative potential, or tremendous destructive force. Your child is apt to be courageous. She is willing to try harder to improve herself or her work. This child needs a strong bonding to the mother. Nevertheless, the child with Moon-Pluto contacts may feel overwhelmed or overpowered by her. This aspect gives a Scorpio coloring to the Moon and indicates the need for trust and communication in the mother-child relationship. The child feels intensely but is not apt to reveal her feelings without prompting. She may be dauntless, but willful; intuitive, but secretive; insightful, but manipulative. Establish the law and maintain it consistently, never in anger but in love.

 

 

The Inner Planets: Mercury and Venus

The planets Mercury and Venus, along with the Sun, Moon and Mars describe the child’s emerging personality. These inner planets are located between the orbit of the Earth and the Sun. Venus indicates how the child appreciates and measures her experience, and describes the values established during childhood. Venus tells us how the child expresses love, the things that mean a lot to her, and her appreciation for beauty (or lack of it). Mercury tells us something about our child’s perception, verbal expression, schooling –in short, how her mind works, how she thinks and communicates.

 

 

Mercury: The Mind and Communication

Mercury represents thoughts, ideas, and the mental process in general. Communications – by phone, letter, spoken, or however – are ruled by Mercury. Also thoughts, connections, phone wires, and everything that connects and conveys – even forms of transportation. In the child’s chart, Mercury describes the myriad aspects of schooling – teachers, study habits, homework, learning skills, concentration (or lack of it). Your child’s relationship with brothers and sisters are indicated by Mercury as well. The way your child thinks, receives, shares and transmits information and knowledge will be revealed by studying the position of Mercury in her chart. Mercury relates to hands, fine motor abilities, and to handwriting and drafting skills. Mercury by sign and element tells us how the child studies and what she likes to study, and how we (her parents and teachers) can help her gain greater academic expertise. Children with Mercury in Fire signs think and talk simultaneously and are spontaneous. They enjoy games that make learning fun! Children with Mercury in Air Signs can chatter away and still keep going! Words can come alive for them and they enjoy listening to (or creating) colorful tales and stories. Communication is their thing. They may have to work at being listeners, however! Children with Mercury in Water signs may need help thinking clearly since emotion runs into thoughts. These children like profound subject matter. Children with Mercury in Earth signs generally have a good measure of common sense. Hands on training suits them best.

 

 

 

 

Taurus is an Earth sign on the feeling cross. Its symbol is The Bull. Your child enjoys deliberation and has a very methodical mind. Able to develop sound logic and good arguments, she is practical rather than abstract, and seldom nebulous. If well aspected, your child should make a good student. A fertile thinker, she is slow and steady, but always down to earth. No “pie in the sky” here. Your child is careful and considerate. We’ve all heard the expression, “stubborn as a bull” and Mercury in Taurus children can be quite stubborn and willful at times. Once set on an idea, they can hold on tenaciously! Persistence could help her reach the top. Stubbornness could keep her stuck at the bottom. As your child grows make sure she knows the difference between positive stick-to-it-tivity and plain old bullheadedness. She may need encouragement getting started on projects. Children with Mercury (mind) in this Venus ruled sign sometimes like “taking it easy” and benefit from a little prodding.

 

 

 

 

Your child may love to talk and write, and probably does so beautifully. Her sense of color, harmony, manners, and all that is artistic, is self-evident. Your child knows quality, and may love to pick out art or arrange color schemes.

 

 

 

 

Your child may put a lot of feeling into what she says. Others sense in her high energy and a certain tension. Children with this aspect typically have quick minds, an even sharper tongue, and a penchant for argumentation! This aspect often indicates impatience and irritability and you may need to be very patient in reminding your child to curb her tongue.

 

 

 

 

This aspect often indicates a problem-solver, someone who can think of a way to do almost anything (or think her way out of almost anything)! Children with this aspect have a reputation among their peers of being fair and honest. Typically, they enjoy learning and are confident of their mental abilities. Your child is apt to enjoy traveling and seeks new experiences to broaden her horizons. This aspect indicates an ability to persuade others, and therefore favors politics, counseling and ministerial type work. As an adult, your child may find herself interested in legal matters, publishing, philosophical and religious subjects, and would make a good teacher or instructor. Scientific investigation might interest her also.

 

 

 

 

This aspect confers mental organization. Your child might be a stickler for routine. Children with this aspect often show early signs of a scientific bent. Your child may love first principles and getting down to the bare bones of a subject. Mathematics and all things technological should be a snap! This Mercury-Saturn aspect indicates great mental endurance and is often the mark of a serious student.

 

 

 

 

This aspect could point to an original thinker, perhaps an inventor. Your child may have a very unique way of looking at things and be capable of real insight. She tends to be innovative, thinking of new ways to do things or a new use for something. When others have run out of ideas to existing problems, she could pop up with the solution! Children with this aspect often excel at work requiring abstract thinking. They need to be challenged, can be easily bored, and may be misunderstood by their teachers! Communication of all kinds, especially computers, electronics, and the new technology, is likely to be right up your child’s alley.

 

 

 

 

The child with this aspect could be a real dreamer but may not necessarily always manage to put her vision into words. She could occasionally be accused of cloudy thinking and of letting her imagination run wild. Unless she learns to see people for what they are, there is a likelihood that she could get herself into situations in which she is disappointed, or disappoints others. Some clear thinking on her part could prevent others from getting the feeling that she is intentionally misleading them. This child may weave many a tale. Help your child sort out reality from fact. Insist she tell the truth! This aspect increases visualization and imagination and is conducive to any of the arts. Your child may, however, need guidance in subjects requiring logic and drills. She could have trouble paying attention, keeping her mind on what she is doing. She does better in an orderly environment. You will need to teach her good study skills. Reward her when her work is orderly, on time and complete!

 

 

Venus: Values and Discrimination

Venus rules our values and sense of appreciation. When we appraise or appreciate something, whether that be another person or a new car, this is Venus – the sense of love and compassion we may feel. Venus in the child’s chart shows us what kinds of things our child appreciates, her innate sense of beauty (which can be developed), the manner in which she interacts with her friends and with adults, and how she shows love. Children with Venus in ardent Leo, for example, are demonstrative and fun-loving. They tend to shine and love bright, colorful things. Venus in Scorpio children, on the other hand, may be shy but exceptionally kind and thoughtful. These children may want Mom all to themselves! The Venus in Libra child is a social butterfly and loves beauty in her clothes and bedroom. Venus in Taurus loves beautiful things, pretty rocks and later precious stones. She may be a gourmet. She may need help learning to share what she sees as prized possessions. A study of Venus by sign, house and aspect also reveals something about your child’s taste in food, eating habits, care of possessions and attitude toward money and belongings.

 

 

 

 

Cancer is a Water sign on the action cross. Its symbol is The Crab. Homeward bound! With her, the domestic scene is her nest! Children with Venus in Cancer like to feel secure. Your child is apt to be sensitive. She could be gracious and charming as well. The Venus in Cancer child likes demonstrative affection, but be careful not to smother or overindulge your child. If she receives plenty of love and support (and encouragement to be independent) as a youngster, she could later seek to nurture others. She loves music, and may have musical talent. Your child is sensitive and could be very emotional, even clingy. Teach her to let go of Mama’s apron strings! She loves to cook as well! Many restaurant owners and chefs have Venus in Cancer!

 

 

 

 

Children with this positive Mercury/Venus aspect typically enjoy working with words and ideas and have a natural appreciation for anything that is literary or artistic. Your child’s sense of discernment when it comes to matters of literary and intellectual taste (if developed) is very refined. She could write poetry or prose, and she likely places a very high value on the written word. She enjoys nothing more than a good conversation and may be very adept at speaking and communicating. Your child loves learning! She could excel at fields dealing with people, or in public relations. Song or screen writing also may be indicated. A daily journal would help her develop her ideas and express her inner thoughts and feelings. Your child may enjoy a close relationship to a brother or sister.

 

 

 

 

Even in a more serious chart, this aspect lends a touch of generosity and joy. It is considered a fortunate aspect: good things tend to come your child’s way. One day she could end up with a lot of money, property – possessions of all kinds. She is likely to be generous and warm by nature, and probably gives as much as she gets. There could be a love of travel and exploration; of art, culture and religion. Unless strongly counter-indicated, children with this aspect tend to get along well with their elders. The negative manifestation of this aspect is a tendency to be wasteful, extravagant, self-indulgent. Without self-discipline in diet, individuals with this aspect tend to put on weight. The child may have a sweet tooth. Encourage her but teach her restraint!

 

 

 

 

This is the child who enjoys responsibility, and loves to bring order and discipline to anything (or anyone) with whom she is involved. Even in a more open chart, this aspect adds a measure of restraint. The child’s friends may tend to be older than she. She probably gets along well with her elders. The child could have marked artistic talent. Even if your child doesn’t end up being an artist or performer, teaching her a skill such as painting, dancing or singing in a disciplined manner over a period of time will help develop character. Your child is loyal to loved ones. On the negative side, some children with this Venus-Saturn contact find it hard to express their feelings. Others may feel unappreciated or unloved. Your child may need more affection than you suspect.

 

 

 

 

This child may want free rein to choose her friends who may not always be run of the mill! She values independence and unique talents in others. She may be reluctant to get tied down. A balanced understanding of the question of freedom and commitment in relationships will be more important when she is older. Others are attracted to her because she is generally cheerful and may have a magnetic personality. She enjoys sharing with other children. Your child may radiate a catching “joie de vivre.” She probably has a penchant for inventions, electronics, and new-age technology.

 

 

The External Planets: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn

The major planets outside the Earth’s orbit (external to us) are Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. These are the planets describing the outer world and circumstances surrounding the child, the status, well-being and conditions she is born into and what urges her on to greater achievements as she grows. Mars will tune you in to what motivates your child and the way she approaches life. Jupiter shows us how she is most apt to channel that energy, and Saturn decrees what sort of obstacles will confront her on the road to success. Again: Saturn tells us about the territory we will be going through, Jupiter the way or path through it, and Mars what kind of push or drive we can count on to keep going.

 

 

Mars: Drive and Emotions

Mars is the planet of emotion and drive. When we search for the meaning of something, it is Mars that urges us on, keeps us searching. Mars will tell us what motivates our child, what captures her interest. By studying the aspects formed between Mars and other planets we discern if our child expresses desire in a healthy and direct manner or whether she feels blocked (squares) by inner or outer conditions. We also learn how our child expresses anger, whether in strong bursts (Mars in Fire Signs), bottled up and tears (Mars in Water Signs) or with cutting words (Air signs). With greater understanding we can help our child deal with her feelings in a constructive way. Mars tells us about our child’s interest and aptitude (or lack of it), for physical exercises, sports, recreation. Mars drives us against things, too, and sends us into war and combat. Mars imparts courage and stamina. The house position of Mars in the child’s chart will tell us in what area of life she is likely to enter the greatest degree of active conflict or activity: In the 11th, with friends, in the 3rd, perhaps with sisters and brothers, or in competitive learning at school.

 

 

 

 

Virgo is an Earth sign on the thinking cross. Its symbol is The Virgin. Mars in Virgo children are motivated to help and be of service. They need child-sized tools and real jobs to get to work. Work well done merits praise and recognition. Your child must develop a sense of the worth of her work, and her own worthiness lest she offer her services indiscriminately. Otherwise, friends could take advantage of her by playing upon her need to serve others. Your child likely has an innate urge to save, salvage and conserve, and can make a silk purse from a sow’s ear. She can’t bear waste and is very thorough and precise. Your child is apt to be a perfectionist, but watch out! Discrimination is fine, but criticism and pettiness would lose her many a friend if not pointed out and corrected! As an adult, an over-fastidious and demanding attitude typically leads to contention with co-workers or with employees. An over concern with every little picky detail sometimes means the job never gets done at all! On the brighter side, the Mars in Virgo child is usually patient. She is capable of learning and applying detailed techniques whether this be in crafts, in well-laid out botany displays, in building models or in writing papers.

Your child is apt to do her best work in a neat and structured environment. She could feel frustrated, angry and/or disoriented in a messy room (even her own)!

Many artisans and craftsman have Mars in this detail-oriented earth sign. Your child might enjoy sewing, embroidery or in some way working with cloth. Mars in Virgo children are born investigators. They love to research the laws behind manifestation. A walk through the woods that turns into a research project would excite your child. Since she tends to be methodical and likes to plan, you could set out your project before venturing out! She enjoys the mental stimulation of inductive learning. Try presenting her with math problems and then let her come up with the rule! Virgo is a practical sign related to the healing arts. As she matures, you might discover that medical research, dentistry (especially with strong Saturn positions), nutritional analysis or psychology may be your child’s forte. Mars in Virgo is common in the charts of researchers, critics, analysts, accountants, mathematicians, engineers and other professions where precision, detail, and analytical ability are requisite. If Mars is afflicted, the child could be quite restless and prone to worry. She needs to learn to relax.

 

 

 

 

Children with this energetic aspect are full of punch! It’s probable that your child likes people, and finds it easy to get along with almost anybody! She could have an extra ounce of courage and daring! Some form of sports or physical creative discipline, such as dancing, will almost certainly appeal to her! (If either the Moon or Mars are in water signs, your child might take to the water like a fish!) Your child is a natural! She knows how to motivate and inspire others and could be a mini-politician in her own right! Your child might enjoy coaching or training younger children. With her powerful spirit, she will attract many friends and positive experiences.

 

 

 

 

Astrologer Grant Lewi called this the aspect of the “spirituo-practical approach,” conferring spiritual insight into the affairs of men and a practical viewpoint about the ideas of heaven! The child born with Mars-Neptune contact may feel drawn to bring heaven and earth together! She could dream big dreams and could seek to inspire others. This aspect is common in the charts of church executives and leaders of spiritual organizations. Charismatic military leaders who lead and sway the many may have Mars-Neptune contacts as well. Sometimes, however, children born with this aspect have trouble distinguishing between their dreams of life and the actual reality at hand. This could lead to unreasonable expectations of other people, and hence to disappointments. The child with this aspect could daydream and be easily distracted at school. She may need encouragement carrying things through to the finish. Or she may feel that her ideals are blocked or opposed by others. Study well the signs and house positions of Mars and Neptune. Even in an otherwise balanced chart, the child could be impractical, dishonest, confused or in some way vulnerable in the areas signified by these two planets. You could save your child much grief later in life by instilling in her practical habits and teaching her discernment in relationships during childhood. Your child may enjoy Yoga and meditation. Show her plainly the dangers of alcohol and drugs.

 

 

 

 

The child with this aspect may have great perseverance and staying power. She may have a drive to delve into the unknown. The cosmos has real trouble keeping secrets from her once she has made her mind up to investigate! You may find that your child is brave and works well in a crisis. She could be self-motivated. This aspect indicates potential leadership ability. Negatively, drive is so powerful here that when the child doesn’t get her way, she could be manipulative or even dishonest. She could need help learning how to deal with anger. The relationship with the father could influence relationships with men and authorities in general. Study well the signs and house positions: Pluto and Mars will intensify the qualities/challenges of the signs and houses in which they are posited.

 

 

Jupiter: Career and Life Path

The Hindu word for Jupiter is Guru. Jupiter is the guru and guide, the way we go through life, our life path and personal philosophy. Our first teachers and guides are usually our parents. Then there are our school teachers, ministers, and other significant adults who enter our life and guide us. Jupiter is the body of knowledge and wisdom made available to us, our method for dealing with the laws of life, our Saturn, or limitations. Saturn represents the father, structure, rules of behavior and social norms we must learn to abide by. Jupiter is the light or path. Jupiter rules religion, philosophy, culture, travel, history; how we expand our horizons, our philosophy of life. It has always been an indicator of how successful we may be, our vocation. In the child’s chart, we look to Jupiter for clues as to how our child seeks to know more about life, what appeals to her, and where she may need to pull in the reins and balance exploration (Jupiter) with greater discipline (Saturn). A child with Jupiter in the 1st house in Aries, for example, will jump to the occasion for a trip, an experience to broaden her horizons and self-understanding but will need to find the balance between opportunities for growth and responsibilities (Saturn).

 

 

 

 

Jupiter in this sign shows the capacity to lead others, especially in education, religion and law. This placement indicates positive action. In a strong natal chart, and especially if fire and air predominate, Jupiter in Aries will add inspiration and confidence. To more timid souls, and especially if water and earth predominate, this position imparts some degree of self-assurance. The child with Jupiter in the Sign of the Ram may jump into new experiences eagerly. Particularly if Jupiter aspects one of the “personal planets,” an “I can do anything” attitude certainly inspires others, but could get her into trouble as well! She could rush in where angels fear to tread, confident all will somehow work out! Success for her in most things is second nature. Your child may overextend herself, promising more than she can realistically deliver. Teach her the wisdom of planning. To be happy, she has to fulfill her own aspirations. Your child may be a born crusader.

 

 

 

 

Your child enjoys working with her mind and can usually find a solution to even the worst problems. She likes to solve puzzles and dilemmas. Her skills in this regard make her expert at counseling and guiding others. Fine verbal skills and a natural sense of justice makes legal work a distinct possibility. Working with laws, natural or man-made, amounts to a real talent. Your child also has a great interest in ideas, the more true and lasting the better. Religious concepts will likely be a lifelong concern for her. She loves to travel and may even spend some time studying away from home.

 

 

 

 

Here we have the mark of a happy, affectionate child. Your child may have an innate love of the law and working things through, and she is not put off by problems and obstacles. On the contrary, she looks forward to solving them. Your child gets along well with peers and elders, possessing an innate ability to work with others. This may later lead to a position in law or public relations. Artistic talent is also indicated and decorating, interior design, and the like may be her cup of tea. This is considered an excellent aspect for teachers and publishers. Your child may love sports and the outdoors. Because she is generous and loving, your child is likely to be popular. This aspect is considered fortunate, but too much of a good thing can be detrimental! Teach your child the wisdom of “all things in moderation.”

 

 

Saturn: Responsibilities

Saturn rules the laws and limitations of this material world we all live in. Saturn indicates where we are bound to learn, the narrowness that makes our way felt, the walls that make homes possible. Saturn holds us together as much as apart. Saturn represents the law and is said to be the Great Teacher. Saturn defines and clarifies. Saturn represents the reality of life in the physical universe. We understand how vital it is that our children learn to accept responsibility, maintain their environment in order, finish homework and projects on time, learn how to delay gratification. Hopefully, they learn as they grow how to turn mistakes into lessons, obstacles into stepping stones to success. Saturn represents the father or dominant parent, all adults whom the child looks up to as authorities. Saturn represents the law of the land we’re born into, the family rules and traditions and our own innate or developed sense of fairness. Saturnian qualities are rarely self-evident in the small child. Children have to learn self-discipline, order, patience, obedience. This they do in cycles of time. Saturn represents the process of maturity, the outlines for growth presented to us by our teachers and our inner biological clock. Saturn by sign, house, aspect and Saturn cycles in your child’s chart and in your own provide a wonderful blueprint whose design you can follow to help your children grow to be successful in this world.

 

 

 

 

The Saturn in Virgo child tends to be practical and hardworking. Her natural love of perfection could cause her to be too critical of herself and others. Especially if her personality is on the serious side, good may never be good enough for her! Therefore, teach your child the value of learning from mistakes. Point out her positive qualities and show her how to see the good in her work. Guide her in seeing the best in others, rather than mercilessly pointing out their shortcomings. Discourage faultfinding and complaining. A whining “its not fair!” is your cue to teach your child how to turn challenging situations into opportunities! If your child has a more forceful personality, she could react to a perceived personal injustice in anger. Encourage her to think positively! Excessive fretting could lead to health problems. Careers in medicine or science, bookkeeping and accounting, writing and teaching, healing arts or laboratory work may be indicated.

 

 

 

 

The Sun/Saturn child seeks confirmation from her parents of “I AM WORTHY!” But, because she may fear rejection, she could be defensive, carrying a chip on her shoulder or brushing against authorities (parents, teachers, “the establishment”). Your child is apt to have a strong sense of duty, and strives to do her best. If she learns not to take life so seriously, she will be a real achiever! She may have conflict with her father, thinking him too strict, or not strict enough! Condemnation or judgmental attitudes from important adult figures, or even tough childhood circumstances could be internalized as a sense of unworthiness or low self-esteem. Because she has an inborn sense of responsibility, she too easily could blame herself for adversities not of her own making! Because your child is likely to be too hard on herself, she could probably benefit by being taught to think positively, to look for the “silver lining in the cloud.” She needs patient love and direction from her father and/or other significant men in her life. When your child matures, her high standards and methodical approach could pay off. This position favors careers in teaching, industrial management, conservation, utilities, agriculture and building, dentistry, chiropractic and any field that requires efficiency and the systematic application of knowledge.

 

 

 

 

Your child is a heavy-duty thinker and serious student, ready to work an idea through, reducing it to what is essential. She enjoys mental effort and discipline, and is willing to work long and hard at whatever she puts her mind to (unless Mercury or Saturn receive challenging squares). Your child should do well at school if challenged and stimulated by subject matter and teachers. She could later present or teach religious and philosophical ideas, anything with substance and content. An older sibling may influence her in a positive way.

 

 

 

 

Your child could be an excellent teacher in areas requiring discipline and organization. She values order and places a high premium on hard work and effort. Whatever is most practical is best. She is apt to appreciate things that are durable and long-lasting. Your child has a natural love of truth, philosophy, law, and the like. This is considered a favorable aspect for architects, designers, teachers (especially of music or art), and performing artists since discipline/structure/form (Saturn) and art/beauty/relationships with others (Venus) are harmoniously linked. This Venus/Saturn aspect also favors lawyers, bankers, and real estate agents. Endowed with common sense and understanding, your child should be responsible and caring. Her friends are apt to be older than she.

 

 

 

 

Although the dynamics of this aspect may not surface until your child is older, the opposition could indicate that career decisions suffer from a lack of organization and self-discipline. Therefore, good personal habits instilled during childhood, such as completing tasks and putting away personal belongings in their right place, being on time, promising only that which she can realistically fulfill, and having the patience to get the training necessary to get the job done, could give your child the background to avoid the pitfalls inherent in this pairing. Follow-through is critical in school work and later in career training. Your child needs to be willing to accept responsibilities and obligations, although she may tend to live as if there were no tomorrow. To be successful, she must learn punctuality! During her youth the child with this aspect could set herself up against authorities. Perhaps she feels that her attempts to reach out for meaningful experiences are thwarted by parents (particularly the father), rules, family or religious traditions. If the socio-cultural or religious background is (perceived as) excessively rigid or prejudicial, the child could break from family tradition when she is older.

 

 

The Outer Planets

In the previous sections, we have dealt with planets that we can see with our naked eyes. In general, these planets refer to life as we know and live it and are the so-called inner planets. Beyond these are three planets that are not visible in the sky and which have cycles longer than the average human life span. Since they are beyond Saturn or time, astrologers call them the trans-personal or transcendental planets – Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Here you will find information on issues and attitudes typical of your child’s generation. Uranus represents the sense of discovery, new frontiers, revolutions and consequent changes we make. Neptune reveals how we understand and accept these discoveries, our understanding of mystical and/or inner realities, the expression of devotion and compassion. Pluto points to the great challenges confronting ourselves and our civilization. How can we best prepare our children to meet these challenges? To fulfill their fiery destiny individually and collectively? To stand firm amidst the winds of change? To reach out for worlds beyond the physical? To feel secure in their relationship to God? For most of us, the challenges increase as we mature but certainly the foundation is set in childhood!

 

 

Uranus: Break-Thrus & Insights

Uranus is the planet that indicates how we free ourselves from the difficulties and problems life presents us. Uranus represents our link to the higher mind, Universal Intelligence. Here is the way insights come to us, how we discover or come to know and understand ourselves. Uranian energy shows us how to find new uses for old things. It rules inventions and sudden insights into our life – everything that is unusual, eccentric, and out of the ordinary. Uranus is, in many ways, the opposite, or undoing of Saturn. We look to Uranus in the child’s chart to understand her personal sense of uniqueness, where she dares to be different. Uranus also may reveal individual genius, talent, interests. With hard aspects, or if Uranus is placed in the 1st, 4th, 7th, or 10th houses, we may have to deal with willfulness and/or rebelliousness in the child, or she may perceive herself as somehow different from the rest. Parents and teachers can help the child with strong Uranian aspects by providing her with avenues for individual expression and creativity, and by recognizing her natural bent to experiment with new ways of doing things. At the same time, the child needs to learn that there is no true freedom without accountability. Be consistent in applying the rules. She needs to know the consequences of her use of free will.

 

 

 

 

Your child belongs to a sub-generation that adopts an innovative approach to leadership, new starts and pioneer-type projects. As a group, they have bold and startling insights and tend to break away from tradition. Your child may seek greater self-expression through sports, exploration, and competition. With positive aspects to personal planets, your child could be a standard bearer. If the personality is self-centered, or if Uranus in Aries forms dynamic aspects to personal planets (especially to Mars), then the child will likely have to learn to deal with her anger and to curb impulsiveness for safety’s sake!

 

 

 

 

Your child enjoys working with her mind, and her sharp perceptions make finding new solutions easy. She brings an unexpected twist or insight to anything she sets her mind to. She is able to teach or help others be more original when it comes to the words or thoughts they use. Your child can use the mind in original ways and probably has excellent eye-hand coordination. Her laser-like mind makes conversations fast-paced and illuminating. A ready wit. However, she may be willful. Her brilliant ideas could seem too far-out for this planet! You will need to give your child space and tools to express her unique creativity! She benefits by developing tolerance for opinions different from her own, and by practicing consistency and follow-through in work. Teach her to balance brilliance with practicality and find ways to help her develop mental concentration. Provide your child with a peaceful and uncluttered environment. This is a good aspect for educators, astrologers, technicians, mathematicians, writers, inventors and any field requiring abstract reasoning.

 

 

 

 

Your child is popular and friendly. As your child matures, you will find that she is receptive to new ideas and concepts. She could be interested in technology and new scientific frontiers. Children with this aspect are attracted to novel ideas and experiences. Your child is apt to be open about sharing her feelings with others, and expresses genuine concern for their welfare. She is at once emotionally sensitive, but objective. Electronics, computers, communications (in fact, everything electrical) are right up her alley. This aspect favors a career in broadcasting. She values independence in partners, friends, and love. She is what is called a “free spirit”, and respects freedom for others, as well.

 

 

 

 

Is your child quick, clever and inventive? Probably so. See to it that she receives challenging material at school lest she be bored. On the other hand, she may find it hard to be still, to buckle down and complete her studies or chores on time. She may find routine work, such as language and math drills a drudgery, so think of ways to make learning interesting and fun! (Computer games, puzzles, electronic and science sets, explorations and adventures all may be right up her alley) As an adult, the career or life path that your child chooses or the way she makes her living, is apt to be very different, perhaps unique. Your child may take the road less traveled and, skirting the crowd and the commonplace, could head for parts unknown! she could invent things or discover new places or develop new ways of doing things. Communications, computers, and the whole electronic revolution could be the perfect career choice for her.

 

 

 

 

The challenge of this opposition is to strike a healthy balance between tradition and new frontiers, between responsibility and freedom. Saturn could represent the father, school authorities and the like. Your child may have to work at learning to listen to those who are truly concerned about her welfare. Or the opposition could swing the other way and we’d see your child as a youth with a strong sense of obligation, but tending to set herself up against anything that is new and different. A great position for fields related to mathematics, science, logistics, research and industrial management. If your child is to succeed, she must learn during youth to cooperate with others and to start from the bottom to reach the top!

 

 

Neptune: Ideals & Imagination

Neptune provides the key for unlocking our child’s imagination! Neptune represents the bridge to worlds we cannot see. Neptune, then, tells us about the child’s need for worship, adoration, devotion. Neptune relates to music and the arts and is prominent in the charts of many creative people. Being an outer planet, Neptune also paints a picture of the collective dreams of our child’s generation, dreams which may build upon, alter or even challenge our own. Neptune’s influence tends to be subtle, often affecting us on subconscious levels. If afflicted, Neptune can indicate areas where the child may feel confused, uncertain or fearful. Read Neptune by sign, house and aspect but realize that your child may not consciously be aware of Neptune’s influence until she reaches adulthood.

 

 

 

 

These are the children born into the dawning of a New Age of enlightenment and freedom! The age of Aquarius marks the ideal, a time of peace and freedom. Religion and science blend in enlightened leaders who represent the highest good. Plato’s ideal of the Philosopher King come at last!

 

 

 

 

This square indicates potential challenges in communication or schooling, as well as the need for mental organization and clarity. Much depends on the cross: if in Mutable signs (Gemini/Sagittarius and Virgo/Pisces), a need to focus, to bring in the reins of the mind is indicated; if in Fixed signs, a yearning for other worlds could make life in the here and now seem impalpable; if in Cardinal signs, patience and common sense may be needed. Regardless, this aspect confers creativity, imagination, musical, literary and/or artistic talent. Occasionally, this square manifests as shyness, especially if a child is fearful, overly-sensitive, or has low self-esteem. Children with this aspect may react fearfully but may not necessarily understand or know how to express their deep feelings to parents. Music, writing, drama and other creative pursuits as well as religious devotions could help the Mercury/Neptune child uncover her emotions as well as develop her innate creative talent. Confusion of fact and fantasy could result in dishonesty. Place a premium on telling the truth in your household.

 

 

 

 

What do I want? And should I want it? And how do I get started? Desire is the test here, as well as discernment and the ability to overcome temptation. Your child needs to be anchored in the here and now. She needs to be brave enough to handle confrontations and stand up for her ideals. Teach her to separate the real from the unreal. Your child may need encouragement and may have to practice keeping her spirits up when the going gets rough (a friend moves, a not so great grade, etc.) Teach her how to confront and resolve problems. Let her know early on the dangers of drugs and alcohol. This aspect lends itself toward acting and other professions where a good imagination pays off! It can also be found in the charts of clergy and leaders of spiritual organizations and in military charts. Teach your child to know her self-worth, and to know the value of things; she could be careless with money, or indiscriminate in her interactions with others.

 

 

Pluto: Inner Change and Growth

Pluto is the planet of profound change, of generation and regeneration. Pluto often touches upon the most sensitive psychological areas within us. Once touched, we have no choice but to change and grow. If Pluto aspects a personal planet in your child’s chart, she will experience an intense desire for self-transformation on some level of her being. Pluto contacts often teach us through intense experiences. We feel as if we’ve lived several lifetimes in one! The struggle of our century with nuclear power is a Plutonian issue. Will this intense power be used as a dynamo of life or to devastate life? Stress the positive, be ready to help your child navigate through intense emotions she may feel, but not necessarily comprehend. Teach her to express this power wisely.

 

 

 

 

The United States Chart, and our founding fathers had Pluto in the sign of government and power. Tremendous practical sense and drive cut through all the red tape and exposes the right decisions every time. They had an ability to organize and manage and present us with a remarkable new concept of government and law. Pluto brings regeneration and sweeping changes in the public domain.

 

 

 

 

AH! Here’s the child that loves hearing stories about mysteries, the unknown! Your child is likely to feel a close relationship to her mother. She also is a natural psychologist, and friends may come to her for advice, even during school years. She has a knack for working with the public and may be quite dramatic in the expression of her emotions. Your child is perceptive. People sense this about her and trust her with sensitive matters, inner worries, and questions of personal identity. Does your child talk about her dreams in life? If so, why not write them down? Even as a child, she is apt to have a sense of a real mission in life!

 

 

 

 

Find out what makes your child tick because once she sees the target she goes for it! Unless other hard aspects indicate otherwise, your child has plenty of drive and self-confidence. If in water signs, your child may have persuasive powers or musical talent! This is considered an excellent aspect in a detective or military chart. A problem solvers aspect, this Mars/Pluto combination gives courage to face problems squarely and an abundance of physical energy. Your child may find her niche in karate, ballet, baseball and other sports. As your child matures, you may discover that she has a natural grasp for political issues, for handling the public, and knowing how to get her way. Her drive in these areas may amount to a passion.

 

 

 

 

Your child is apt to have strong convictions. To be successful (and happy) she will need to couple these with tolerance and humility. She may be impatient with friends or adults who don’t see eye to eye with her, or she may want to bypass the rules! She might be quite strong-willed! Your child may need help in completing difficult tasks rather than seeking the easy way out! Responsibility, a standard of behavior, right values with food, money, belongings (avoiding excess) during youth could help your child master the challenges of this square.

 

 

 

 

This powerful square may not be readily apparent during your child’s youth unless Pluto and/or Saturn make close aspects to personal planets. Note the house positions Saturn and Pluto are in to uncover in what area of life she is apt to find some of her greatest challenges. If the aspect is formed on the Cardinal cross (Aries/Libra/Cancer/Capricorn), the child may have to contend with trying circumstances. If the square is in fixed signs, the child could have a strong inner desire for transformative change. She may fear losing control over her environment. She may need to learn not to be so rigid. If the square is formed on the mutable cross, the child may have to overcome fear of authority. The child with this aspect could be emotionally insecure. She could sidestep necessary steps to growth that appear painful. The key may be found in the relationship to the father. Your child needs a firm hand, but avoid coming down on her too hard.

 

 

 

 

A tension producing aspect, the challenge before your child and her sub-generation is dealing with and emerging from periods of great upheaval. Insecurity or fear may be born of such times, or a great sense of personal and group triumph! With personal planets, your child could be willful and disruptive, needing structure and discipline during youth coupled with room to invent and discover.

 

 

Challenges and Abilities

Focus

These are areas of intense focus and activity in the child’s chart. For better or worse, these qualities stand out and are obvious to all those who come to know her. They are very clear parts of her character.

 

Challenges

Life can be challenging, and things are not always easy. The major challenges in a natal chart are where we can expect increased activity and personal involvement – ready or not. These critical areas of life can be difficult, and the resulting confusion and possible obscuration often makes it hard for us to see and act with normal clarity. Some of these aspects are apparent in little children, others describe yourselves, her parents and teachers, and the environment you provide for her. Other aspects may show up later, at about age 12 or older, even in young adulthood. Your knowledge of these areas in your child’s chart should give you a greater understanding as to how to help her turn stumbling blocks into rungs on the ladder of success. Therefore, when it comes to the following factors in your child’s chart, you may wish to exercise extra patience.

 

 

 

 

The child with this aspect could be a real dreamer but may not necessarily always manage to put her vision into words. She could occasionally be accused of cloudy thinking and of letting her imagination run wild. Unless she learns to see people for what they are, there is a likelihood that she could get herself into situations in which she is disappointed, or disappoints others. Some clear thinking on her part could prevent others from getting the feeling that she is intentionally misleading them. This child may weave many a tale. Help your child sort out reality from fact. Insist she tell the truth! This aspect increases visualization and imagination and is conducive to any of the arts. Your child may, however, need guidance in subjects requiring logic and drills. She could have trouble paying attention, keeping her mind on what she is doing. She does better in an orderly environment. You will need to teach her good study skills. Reward her when her work is orderly, on time and complete!

 

 

 

 

Astrologer Grant Lewi called this the aspect of the “spirituo-practical approach,” conferring spiritual insight into the affairs of men and a practical viewpoint about the ideas of heaven! The child born with Mars-Neptune contact may feel drawn to bring heaven and earth together! She could dream big dreams and could seek to inspire others. This aspect is common in the charts of church executives and leaders of spiritual organizations. Charismatic military leaders who lead and sway the many may have Mars-Neptune contacts as well. Sometimes, however, children born with this aspect have trouble distinguishing between their dreams of life and the actual reality at hand. This could lead to unreasonable expectations of other people, and hence to disappointments. The child with this aspect could daydream and be easily distracted at school. She may need encouragement carrying things through to the finish. Or she may feel that her ideals are blocked or opposed by others. Study well the signs and house positions of Mars and Neptune. Even in an otherwise balanced chart, the child could be impractical, dishonest, confused or in some way vulnerable in the areas signified by these two planets. You could save your child much grief later in life by instilling in her practical habits and teaching her discernment in relationships during childhood. Your child may enjoy Yoga and meditation. Show her plainly the dangers of alcohol and drugs.

 

 

 

 

Your child may put a lot of feeling into what she says. Others sense in her high energy and a certain tension. Children with this aspect typically have quick minds, an even sharper tongue, and a penchant for argumentation! This aspect often indicates impatience and irritability and you may need to be very patient in reminding your child to curb her tongue.

 

 

 

 

Your child could be very self-conscious, and could tend to take life a bit too seriously. Success for this child comes through hard and precise work. She does best in a structured environment but may need encouragement to finish her work properly. Some children born with this aspect have to overcome some sort of handicap; perhaps a difficult social, physical or family situation. There may be conflict with the father or with an important authority figure. Later, the acquired self-discipline and striving can lead them to the top. Your child seeks your approval and support; be careful not to be unduly harsh or critical of her. Especially if the Sun and Saturn are in fixed signs, the child could be too austere and would benefit by learning to be more flexible. Help your child see the bright side of life!

 

Talents and Abilities

Despite whatever problems we may have, there are areas of life where we have clear insight and real talent – natural ability. When it comes to these matters, our judgment is sharp and we always manage to take charge. We have the knack. It may be as simple as the ability to work hard and accomplish things without something going wrong. An innate sense of the workings of these parts of life makes it easy for us to learn and accomplish things where they are concerned. Positive aspects in your child’s chart are like money in the bank. It does little good if not wisely invested. Too much ease in a chart can result in lack of motivation. Therefore, provide your child with opportunities to bring out and develop areas of inherent ability.

 

 

 

 

This aspect confers mental organization. Your child might be a stickler for routine. Children with this aspect often show early signs of a scientific bent. Your child may love first principles and getting down to the bare bones of a subject. Mathematics and all things technological should be a snap! This Mercury-Saturn aspect indicates great mental endurance and is often the mark of a serious student.

 

 

 

 

The Moon aspecting Pluto is an extremely powerful aspect that can indicate a dynamo of creative potential, or tremendous destructive force. Your child is apt to be courageous. She is willing to try harder to improve herself or her work. This child needs a strong bonding to the mother. Nevertheless, the child with Moon-Pluto contacts may feel overwhelmed or overpowered by her. This aspect gives a Scorpio coloring to the Moon and indicates the need for trust and communication in the mother-child relationship. The child feels intensely but is not apt to reveal her feelings without prompting. She may be dauntless, but willful; intuitive, but secretive; insightful, but manipulative. Establish the law and maintain it consistently, never in anger but in love.

 

 

 

 

This aspect could point to an original thinker, perhaps an inventor. Your child may have a very unique way of looking at things and be capable of real insight. She tends to be innovative, thinking of new ways to do things or a new use for something. When others have run out of ideas to existing problems, she could pop up with the solution! Children with this aspect often excel at work requiring abstract thinking. They need to be challenged, can be easily bored, and may be misunderstood by their teachers! Communication of all kinds, especially computers, electronics, and the new technology, is likely to be right up your child’s alley.

 

 

 

 

This aspect often indicates a problem-solver, someone who can think of a way to do almost anything (or think her way out of almost anything)! Children with this aspect have a reputation among their peers of being fair and honest. Typically, they enjoy learning and are confident of their mental abilities. Your child is apt to enjoy traveling and seeks new experiences to broaden her horizons. This aspect indicates an ability to persuade others, and therefore favors politics, counseling and ministerial type work. As an adult, your child may find herself interested in legal matters, publishing, philosophical and religious subjects, and would make a good teacher or instructor. Scientific investigation might interest her also.

 

 

 

 

The child with this aspect may have great perseverance and staying power. She may have a drive to delve into the unknown. The cosmos has real trouble keeping secrets from her once she has made her mind up to investigate! You may find that your child is brave and works well in a crisis. She could be self-motivated. This aspect indicates potential leadership ability. Negatively, drive is so powerful here that when the child doesn’t get her way, she could be manipulative or even dishonest. She could need help learning how to deal with anger. The relationship with the father could influence relationships with men and authorities in general. Study well the signs and house positions: Pluto and Mars will intensify the qualities/challenges of the signs and houses in which they are posited.

 

 

 

 

This is the child who enjoys responsibility, and loves to bring order and discipline to anything (or anyone) with whom she is involved. Even in a more open chart, this aspect adds a measure of restraint. The child’s friends may tend to be older than she. She probably gets along well with her elders. The child could have marked artistic talent. Even if your child doesn’t end up being an artist or performer, teaching her a skill such as painting, dancing or singing in a disciplined manner over a period of time will help develop character. Your child is loyal to loved ones. On the negative side, some children with this Venus-Saturn contact find it hard to express their feelings. Others may feel unappreciated or unloved. Your child may need more affection than you suspect.

 

 

 

 

Your child may love to talk and write, and probably does so beautifully. Her sense of color, harmony, manners, and all that is artistic, is self-evident. Your child knows quality, and may love to pick out art or arrange color schemes.

 

 

 

 

Children with this aspect tend to be attractive and physically active. They often enjoy group sports. This child seldom hides how she feels and therefore is no stranger to an occasional argument! She may receive plenty of emotional support as a child, especially from her mother. Nevertheless, she may have to learn to work out her anger. Particularly if the mother is easy to anger, the child could be implosive or explosive. Patience! (For a greater understanding of this aspect, check out Mars by sign.)

 

 

 

 

This child may want free rein to choose her friends who may not always be run of the mill! She values independence and unique talents in others. She may be reluctant to get tied down. A balanced understanding of the question of freedom and commitment in relationships will be more important when she is older. Others are attracted to her because she is generally cheerful and may have a magnetic personality. She enjoys sharing with other children. Your child may radiate a catching “joie de vivre.” She probably has a penchant for inventions, electronics, and new-age technology.

 

 

 

 

Even in a more serious chart, this aspect lends a touch of generosity and joy. It is considered a fortunate aspect: good things tend to come your child’s way. One day she could end up with a lot of money, property – possessions of all kinds. She is likely to be generous and warm by nature, and probably gives as much as she gets. There could be a love of travel and exploration; of art, culture and religion. Unless strongly counter-indicated, children with this aspect tend to get along well with their elders. The negative manifestation of this aspect is a tendency to be wasteful, extravagant, self-indulgent. Without self-discipline in diet, individuals with this aspect tend to put on weight. The child may have a sweet tooth. Encourage her but teach her restraint!

 

Landscape: Major Life Periods

What follows amounts to a brief overview of the first thirty years or so of your child’s life – a road map of the years to come. Since childhood, adolescence, and early adult life are so crucial to each of us, an attempt has been made to describe these formative years. Based on the gradual movement of the planet Saturn, this is one of the most tested of all astrological techniques. It is used by almost every professional astrologer as part of any personal consultation. Provided that your child’s time of birth is more or less accurate, you will find this information both accurate and informative.

 

Your Personal Background

By age seven, the child has absorbed an enormous amount of learning. Her physical body has reached 70% of her growth potential. Permanent teeth (teeth relate to Saturn) begin to emerge. She passes from the absorbent mind stage into the stage of active reason. She is on her way to becoming an independent adult. Saturn represents rules and laws. At seven years of age, Saturn forms its first square and you can expect your child “to test the law,” at home and at school. Astrologically, this is a critical point in her development. The Saturn cycle depicts a fairly easy childhood (all else being equal) up until around the 11th or 12th year, at which time your child may begin to become more subjective and inner-directed. This could mean that during her adolescence, she may feel somewhat introspective. At about age 14 or 15, Saturn opposes its own position in the chart and most teens pass through a kind of identity crisis. Balance is the key but the adolescent who says to herself, how can I be free to make my own decisions, but who is usually not ready to leave the nest! This inner time of exploration lasts until she is about 18 or 19 years of age. At that time, she likely will proceed to take hold, discover herself, and become more outward – in a rather short time. Her sense of confidence should take hold and build, and the years of introspection will pay off as she begins to reach out. The years from 18 through 25 or 26 are likely to be characterized by hard work and continued gains in self-confidence. From the 26th year, her most opportune time for the climb to fame and fortune will commence. Provided she takes advantage of these cycles, the 30s and 40s should be materially successful years.

 

Your Current Situation

Now for a close-up of recent years: while landscape was quite general, the dates given in this close-up should be much more precise. Don’t look here for a day-to-day account of life but rather to get a picture of this stretch of time, “these years.” In 28 to 30 years, Saturn will return to its natal position at birth and we experience the so-called “Saturn return.” At age 14 (first Saturn opposition) and again at age 29 (first Saturn return), we become very aware of Saturn’s influence in our life. Important events, or points of growth may occur around age seven as well (first Saturn square). I do not believe, however, that the child is AWARE of Saturn’s influence in a personal sense. Saturn in the child’s chart may indicate conditions in her environment, her relationship to others, and especially to her father and other significant authority figures in her life. Saturn represents the law, limits, restrictions, attitude toward responsibilities, hard work, and fairness. The child learns these in stages. A Saturnian key is “maturity.”

 

Please note that for Newborns and children less than seven years of age, the report may indicate a year prior to the actual birth of the child. If this is the case for your child, it means that Saturn was at the degree on the cusp of the quadrant in question on the date indicated. If this occurred about 3 years ago, for example, Saturn will remain in that quadrant for about 4 more years.

 

Sep 26, 2010   3rd Pass D>   (Age 0  3m)

By the last date shown, Saturn, the great tester, conjoined the Midheaven and entered the 10th house of your child’s chart. The 10th house is one of the 4 “Angular” houses. When Saturn enters an angular house, it signifies a gradual shifting of gears. The 10th house in the child’s chart relates to the father or father figure, to all significant elders or authorities in the child’s life and also to her reputation and status among her peers. This is an earth house, one of “works.” The older child could make significant progress in her schoolwork during this time. If she is so inclined. She could take up a position of responsibility at home or at school. She may be particularly interested in pursuing what she wants to do when her grows up! She could be helped or hindered by parents. She may work well with restrictions, limits, and responsibilities or buck against them and feel frustrated, depending on her character and upbringing. This could be a good period to master a skill of one kind or another. In accordance with her abilities and the opportunities available to her, this should be a cycle of achievement. The older child can show what she has mastered. Even with younger children, this is a time to place an emphasis on right attitudes toward responsibilities and authorities.

 

 

The Elements, Modalities and Angularity

Elements, modalities, and house quadrants. These are all techniques used by astrologers to gain a general picture of energy patterns and focus, temperament and modes of action. How does your child’s planets and houses total up? Which does she have in abundance, and which does she lack, if any? Those with high totals show what we can or must do in life; plus points to be developed. These are qualities we have. “Wants” are areas that may be weaker and need developing or balance. Sometimes people overcompensate the “wants” and even pretend to have them. The old adage is: we become what we want (or lack), while we do what we can (or have to do) with what we’ve got. Here are your child’s totals:

 

 

 

 

Your child may be concerned with preserving the status quo and is apt to be stable and methodical in her ways. She could resist change and might have trouble getting started, but once on the move should be indomitable. She could mistrust that which is new or untried.

 

 

 

 

Your child may have trouble understanding those who seem emotional or sentimental, yet her own practicality and intellectual approach may attract just such types into her life. She needs your guidance getting in touch with her feelings, and acknowledging those of others. She may try to balance her lack of empathy with logic and common sense. (A strong Moon, Venus or Neptune by sign, aspects and/or house position or a Water sign Ascendant could compensate.)

 

 

 

 

Your child is apt to be an energetic prime mover, a starter, able to initiate and get things moving. Not always hot on the follow-up, she may tend to get the ball rolling and get out to move on to other things.

 

 

 

 

Your child could have difficulty getting outer recognition for her efforts or accomplishments. This doesn’t mean they’re worthless. It does mean she should throw her efforts into work or ventures she really loves doing.

 

House Activity and Emphasis

The twelve houses of the horoscope, particularly when they are occupied by a planet, provide a clue to areas of special activity in the child’s life and development. They paint a picture of the environment in which she will work out the challenges and talents signified by the planets and aspects. Here is an analysis of house activity based on planet emphasis:

 

 

First House: Appearance, Approach

 

 

The 1st house is the house of “Me!” How I see myself, the “me” I would like to be, and how others see me: in short, my identity. The key phrase of the first house is “I AM.” This house rules our personal self and everything about us that draws a reaction from our surroundings or from others. The 1st house describes the early childhood environment (or the child’s perception of it). Much of the child’s identity will be a reflection of the environment in which she grows up. The child’s projected image (personality) will reflect her experience and assimilation of her interaction with others. The sign on the Ascendant (1st house cusp) and its ruler (see intro.) are key components to understanding your child’s emerging personality. Any planet “rising” in the 1st house is going to color the personality considerably. For example, if Neptune is in the 1st house, the child will be sensitive and impressionable, no matter what sign is on the Ascendant. A child with Venus in the 1st house is likely to be attractive and charming. Mars in the 1st house is common in the charts of athletes. Astrologers will often blend the characteristics of the Sun sign with the sign on the Ascendant. For example, a child with an Aries Sun is usually somewhat self-centered. If the child, however, has Pisces Rising then she is likely to be assertive but compassionate and interested in serving others. Sometimes, however, the child may experience a conflict; in this case, for instance, part of the child may want to jump right into new experiences (Aries) whereas another part may be shy or afraid (Pisces). The child could feel overwhelmed (Pisces) by the stern parental rebuke given in response to a typically Arian impulsive action! All this may seem very complex, but you can take it step by step. Are any of us really all that simple to understand? You will have to study well the Sun sign and the Ascendant (and the sign and house the Ruler is in) plus the nature of any planet in the 1st house. Learn the keys, be sensitive and observe the child. You will see how it all comes together.

 

 

 

 

Sagittarius is associated with religion, philosophy and travel. Your child may seek to “expand her horizons,” or to express her highest ideals and personal philosophy through the affairs of the house on whose cusp Sagittarius is found.

 

 

 

 

Pluto in the house of self (1st) is powerfully placed! You may find that over the years your child develops an intense self-awareness and a strong will, perhaps (but not always) in response to some hardship or trying experience during the early years. This Pluto placement adds an emotional intensity to the chart. As an adult, others may note in her a marked intensity. She may be highly individualistic, feeling somehow set apart from most people. This could manifest as a resistance to conform to standard procedure but could also lead to a path of great self-realization through the discovery of spiritual realities and inner truths. During the school years, your child might be a leader among her pals, who will feel very magnetized to her. She seems driven to penetrate the superficial and get at the essential.

 

 

Second House: Possessions, Reactions

 

 

The key phrase of the 2nd house is “I have.” The 2nd house, then, deals with our material security, our means of livelihood, our resources and talents, and how we utilize the resources of this world. The 2nd house also reveals much about our values, what is valuable to us. We study this house for clues as to the child’s basic attitudes and sense of self-worth. The sign on the second house cusp and any planets in the 2nd house will tell you how your child is most likely to deal with things. Here we see her attitude toward her belongings. Responsibility, stewardship, and sharing all come into play here. If your child does not have any planets in the 2nd house, look to the sign, house and aspects of the planet ruling the sign on the cusp, and to the planet Venus, for clues as to money making potential and spending habits.

 

 

 

 

Capricorn is the business energy of the zodiac. Given to clear-headedness and practical insight, this sign takes a distanced perspective, a cool appraisal. Lessons in power may be indicated in the affairs governing the house hosting Capricorn on its cusp. Or this may be where your child is particularly willing to work hard for earned results.

 

 

 

 

You will do your child a great service by stressing good stewardship of possessions and money as she grows. Otherwise (and especially if Neptune is afflicted) impracticality with finances could lead to disappointments in adulthood. Her response to what life offers may be elevated, spiritual, although not always practical. For some, Neptune in the 2nd house indicates making a living in a highly creative way, through inspiration, art, psychology or perhaps working with water (plumbing, irrigation, water beds) or out at sea.

 

 

Third House: Inquiries, Communications

 

 

The key phrase for the 3rd house is “I think.” At no time is the 3rd house more important than during childhood. This is because the 3rd house is the house of early education. The astrologer looks to the sign on the 3rd house cusp, its ruler and any planets abiding there (and to the planet Mercury) to get a picture of the child’s approach to learning. The 3rd house is a very mental house, concerned with finding, researching, communicating, and all manner of questioning. Traditionally this house rules brothers and sisters. Planets in the 3rd house can tell you something about your child’s interaction with her siblings, and with neighborhood pals. Children with personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars) in the 3rd house tend to be very active at school.

 

 

 

 

Pisces energy runs deep and toward the psychological – whatever is beneath the surface. Pisces is said to be related to the past, to memories and to karma. Pisces pertains to “hidden enemies” and also to illumination. The affairs of the house with Pisces on the cusp may signal an area of vulnerability in the chart, where your child could be subject to illusion, or where she could be particularly sensitive, intuitive and imaginative. (i.e. Pisces on the 7th house cusp could indicate disappointments in relationships, perhaps due to a tendency to attract unstable partners. On the other hand, Pisces on the 7th house cusp could indicate a sensitive, spiritual partner).

 

 

 

 

Does she ask a million questions all at once! Patience, didn’t you know great reporters are known to have Jupiter in the 3rd house! Your child came into being with an extra dose of curiosity and is a born investigator and researcher; inquiring, searching, following things to their logical conclusion. Your child’s career may likely be built around these qualities of her – communication, making connections, thoughts and ideas, and so on. A broad and complete education is essential to get your child off to a good start. If you haven’t already, you may want to purchase an encyclopedia (there’s no way you’ll know how to answer everything she asks!) This position favors teaching, publishing, writing, communications and travel. Unless seriously afflicted, Jupiter in the 3rd indicates positive relations with brothers and sisters (and later with neighbors).

 

 

 

 

The child born with the Great Awakener (Uranus) in the house of mind (3rd) is more often than not, a free thinker! Make sure that your child is intellectually challenged at home and at school. Her ideas may be different, perhaps misunderstood. Your child has real insight when it comes to anything connected to research, study, and the world of ideas. Her independent mental approach to problem-solving and communication finds her coming up with connections that are new and different. Computers and anything modern and electronic will have a special appeal. Many creative scientists have Uranus in the 3rd house. She will, however, need to learn to tether her mind and to test her notions for practicality. Sometimes, Uranus so placed indicates an unusual brother or sister.

 

 

Fourth House: Home, Family, Security

 

 

The 4th house is the house of the home and family. The 4th house represents our roots and also relates to our perception of our mother. The sign on the 4th house cusp and any planets abiding here describe the early home environment. Young children yearn to feel secure within the arms of mother and father, within the walls of home. The small child fears abandonment. This house tells about the emotional foundation upon which the rest of the chart can stand or collapse. Traumatic childhood scenes take years to resolve. A memory of a nurturing and secure experience helps the adult get through many a storm. Since many of the early patterns are repeated, the fourth house (and the sign, house position and aspects of the Moon) describes how your child is likely to manage her own family one day. Land and property also come under the fourth house domain.

 

 

 

 

Aries is the sign of the pioneer and leader. Aries energy is attention-getting and assertive, tending to provoke a response from the surroundings, from others. The house with the Aries cusp shows you in what area of life your child is most apt to be assertive, and even a bit impulsive. Here is where she can learn the lessons of patience.

 

 

Fifth House: Expression, Creativity

 

 

The 5th house is the house of dramatic self-expression; its key phrase is “I create.” Many actors have planets here. The 5th house relates to fun and recreation: planets in the 5th house plus the sign on the cusp provide clues as to what kind of recreation your child might enjoy. Fire signs may like sports, competitive games and outdoor exploration. An Earth sign on the cusp could take to nature walks, hiking, building, mechanics. For these children, work can be fun! Children with Air signs on the 5th house cusp are going to enjoy mixing with other people. A Water sign on the 5th house cusp may enjoy family outings, be attached to loved ones, find their niche through the arts. The giving and receiving of love is also connected with this house. Children with personal planets in this house (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars) feel most fulfilled when they are actively creating, sharing, expressing their emotions.

 

 

 

 

Taurus energy is stable. Here is where your child is likely to be resourceful, where talent may lie! She could perhaps make money from the issues related to this house. Taurus is the way we “have” things, how we possess and acquire things. The house cusp can tell you where the child might need to learn the lessons of obedience or non-attachment.

 

 

 

 

Your child lights up a room with her enthusiasm and joie de vivre! She loves to share with others, not only possessions, but ideas, experiences as well! Emotionally dramatic, she is most expressive when urged on by a group or in an environment that she feels is both supportive and appreciative. With the Moon (emotion) in the house of recreation, children, and romance (5th), your child is apt to take to games, group sports, and pageantry. She may enjoy coaching younger children and caring for pets. Especially if the Moon is positively aspected, children with this placement tend to be openly affectionate. They need your approval and love. But make no mistake about it; spoon out encouragement and self-discipline in equal measures. Love her, but don’t over indulge her! Especially if the Moon is in Aquarius, Taurus or a fire sign, cooperation may not come easily and is a lesson best learnt starting in the Nursery! This is a great position for actors, educators (or their assistants), athletes, and group leaders.

 

 

 

 

Your child can express feelings and put emotions into words. This could give her a flair for the dramatic, public speaking, poetry, and the arts. She is proud of her mind and enjoys using it, solving puzzles and giving speeches– any creative mental outlet. She likes all kinds of games that make learning fun. Especially if Mercury is in a fixed sign, she may be quite reluctant to change her mind once set. If she turns into a class clown, she may be telling you she needs more of your attention!  This placement is favorable for screenwriters, advertisement and marketing positions, stock market analysts and art critics, sports announcers. Since the 5th is the house of young children, many lower school teachers have Mercury placed here.

 

 

Sixth House: Responsibility, Work, Health

 

 

The key phrase of the 6th house is “I work.” That which was conceived in the 5th house is applied and produced in the 6th! In an adult chart, this house indicates employment, attitude toward work, and relationship with employees and/or co-workers. In the child’s chart, we study the 6th house to understand her daily habits. How she handles her chores, how she approaches her school work. Is her handwriting sloppy or neat? Is she happy to help others when asked or does she complain? The 6th house rules dress and appearance. This house also tells us about eating habits, diet and basic health. Obviously, eating habits and diet will affect health for better or for worse, as the case may be. A water sign on the cusp, or the Moon or Neptune in the 6th indicates that emotions will affect health and vice-versa. The sign on the cusp and planets in the 6th house can show you health areas that may require your attention.

 

 

 

 

Taurus energy is stable. Here is where your child is likely to be resourceful, where talent may lie! She could perhaps make money from the issues related to this house. Taurus is the way we “have” things, how we possess and acquire things. The house cusp can tell you where the child might need to learn the lessons of obedience or non-attachment.

 

 

 

 

Your child is a good worker. She is naturally service-oriented, conscientious, and enjoys taking care of the needs of others. Her inborn discernment helps her sort out the good apples from the bad. She needs to know her help counts so provide her with child-sized tools early on. Show her how to be selective without getting hung up on the details. She may require help learning to recognize the good in her work and in that of others. She may be very demanding, even fussy. Many children with this placement enjoy detailed projects such as making models, or coloring by numbers. The 6th house relates to all aspects of medicine and nutrition; to secretarial and office work and is favorable for teaching and writing.

 

 

Seventh House: Relationships, Other People

 

 

The 7th house is the house of partnerships, relationships, social life, and all that carries us beyond our personal self into an awareness of other people, community, and the like. Children with planets in this house seek to understand themselves through others. They are rarely alone. How does your child deal with competition? Is she able to hold her own in a match? Can she stand up against peer pressure? To succeed with 7th house issues, the child needs to feel secure within herself (1st house polarity.) Planets in the 7th house and the sign on the cusp can also provide clues about your child’s interaction, as she matures, with the opposite sex. For instance, a child with Mars in this house or Aries on the cusp would likely be bold in relationships, and hence, make friends easily. Nevertheless, she could incline toward arguments and contention (Mars) in close friendships (and later in marriage). She may, however, be willing to work hard (Mars) to make a relationship (7th house) work. The wise parent would teach this child the dangers of entering into relationships impulsively.

 

 

 

 

Gemini is concerned with connections and communication of all kinds; letters, wires, telephones, voice, thoughts, writing, and mental processes in general. Gemini is the gadfly, the communicator, the busy-body of the zodiac. The Gemini cusp can reveal in what area of life your child is apt to show curiosity, mental interest and diversity.

 

 

 

 

Your child loves the social scene and relationships of all kinds – partners, marriages, teachers, and such. She is very responsive and values this in others. She has a strong sense of fairness. This position generally indicates popularity, charm and tact. Relationships with the opposite sex will be of prime importance later on so teach your child the right values. You need to help her develop a strong sense of self-esteem lest she search for herself always through the eyes of others! This child may feel happiest when in a harmonious and pretty environment; disorder and ugliness grate at her sense of refinement. (Likewise, looks may count a lot in the choice of companion. Teach her not to choose a book by its cover!) Venus in the 7th house favors careers related to law; this is also a good placement for counselors, buyers, florists, designers, jewelers, diplomats, public relations, receptionists & hostess.

 

 

Eighth House: Business Savvy, Elimination

 

 

The 8th house is traditionally the house of death and regeneration. This is the house of surgery: where something must be removed so something else can thrive. Thus, this house also covers initiation: getting rid of excess parts of ourselves that we no longer need so we can get to the heart and deeper meaning of life. The no-nonsense quality of the eighth house makes it good for business ventures since here we are stripping away the dross to reveal the truth or essence of the subject. But what meaning does the 8th house hold for the child? Any planets in the 8th house will give a Scorpio, hence deeply subjective, coloring to the chart. The key phrase here is “We have”: for the adult, the 8th house relates to shared money, property, resources. It all begins during childhood. How does your child approach sharing her things with others, in carrying out joint responsibilities. Also, how does the child deal with pain, crises, even the death of significant others? This is the house of sex, and moreover, the house of desire. Planets in the 8th house and the sign on the cusp shed light on the child’s ability to attract things to herself through desire, and to let go when necessary or right.

 

 

 

 

Cancer is the mother of the zodiac, always making a home, protecting and providing for others. The house with Cancer on the cusp is where your child is likely to look for security. The child could be particularly sensitive to the issues of that house.

 

 

 

 

Not content with appearances, your child is driven to reduce everything to the bare essentials, the nitty-gritty. This compelling urge for integrity and contempt for the superficial may offend some. Mars in the 8th is compelling, self-motivated, one- pointed. “Let all your desires be good desires” is the rule of thumb, for the desire nature is strong and can be blinding! As with Mars in Scorpio, Mars in the 8th confers emotional intensity. You will need a firm but loving hand with this child lest you lose half the battle by inconsistency! Make sure your child is honest with herself and others. Surgery, hairdressing and other work requiring precision and concentration is favored. Banking and handling of corporate or joint finances may be indicated. This Mars placement also favors work in the military.

 

 

Ninth House: Religions, Philosophy, Ideas

 

 

The 9th house covers higher education, long journeys and religion (the longest journey of all). Here is what remains of the purification that takes place in the 8th house – the seed, or essence, of an entire cycle of experience. Religion comes from a Latin word that means to bind back, and thus refers to all things that last or endure, such as the truth. Essential ideas, philosophy, and the courts of law belong here. In your child’s chart, the 9th house reveals the influences shaping the child’s notions of right and wrong, her search for higher meaning, where she reaches out to know more, the (life-long) evolution of her belief system. As a youth, she is apt to be more concerned with her direct experience than with abstract thoughts. From these, however, she will draw conclusions shaping her beliefs. Priests, judges, historians, college professors, philosophers and explorers often have key planets here. The child with planets in the 9th house enjoys expanding her horizons through travel.

 

 

 

 

Virgo energy is analytical and precise, always separating what is worthwhile and worth supporting from that which is outmoded and of no further use. The affairs of the house with Virgo on the cusp reveal the area of life in which the child seeks to serve, and/or where she may take a systematic and detailed approach.

 

 

 

 

Please add these to your library: A subscription to National Geographic, a good encyclopedia, a Bible with easy to read print, a compendium of the world religions plus a few children’s copies of the great religious dramas, such as the Hindu RAMAYANA. Additional recommendations:  “Cultural Literacy” by Hirsch and a collection of the Shakespeare plays. Religion, philosophy, and truth are essential to your child’s life. Or conversely, (when afflicted) this position sometimes manifests as narrowness of thought, but the latter is not so prevalent unless the child is brought up in a puritanical, fanatical, or bigoted household.  A college education or advanced vocational training may be necessary for her to fulfill her aspirations! (Start saving up your college fund now!)  Squares to Saturn could point to obstacles to overcome in obtaining higher education. Your child likely will pose many a question of what is right and what is wrong and why. She could appear to others as too sober or religious. A favorable position for education, law, preaching and publishing. Her career may somehow be linked with travel, foreigners, or import-export.

 

 

Tenth House: Practical Vision, Vocation

 

 

The 10th house is the point of crystallization, what we give back to the world in concrete form: hence, the 10th house deals with career, and subsequently status and reputation. The 10th house is connected with authorities: father, government, employer, Guru. In studying the planets in the 10th house plus the sign on the 10th house cusp in the child’s chart (and Saturn), we discover clues about the nature of the child’s ambitions (what she wants to do and who she wants to be when she grows up), how she deals with authorities, how she handles responsibility, and her relationship with her father or dominant parent. The child’s way of dealing with her elders during childhood obviously will be transferred to dealing with her boss later on! Children with planets in the 10th house may be thinking ahead. Children with the Sun, Jupiter or Saturn or many planets in the 10th house often want to be someone of consequence in this world! The 10th house relates to Saturn and hence to maturation through time. Sometimes planets in the 10th house (especially the Sun or Saturn) indicate a need for much training before reaching the career goal.

 

 

 

 

Libra energy is always facilitating and responsive, assuming the appropriate reaction or response to any question or statement. This is certainly the social sign, par excellence. The affairs of the house with Libra on the cusp indicate where your child may enjoy working with a close pal; this may also be where she must learn lessons in cooperation. Libra can tie in the theme of beauty and diplomacy into the affairs of the house whose cusp it is on

 

 

Eleventh House: Dreams & Visions, Community

 

 

We have been on the mountain and had a vision (10th house). In the 11th, we bond with others who share our vision and can help us realize it. Thus, this is the house of friends and community life. The young child is greatly influenced by her companions. As she matures (and particularly during pre-adolescence and teen-age years), peer pressure and conformity may take precedence over parental guidelines in her mind. Planets in this house and the sign on the 11th house cusp indicate what traits your child may admire in a friend and the kind of friends she is likely to attract. For example, if Uranus is in the 11th house or if Aquarius is on the cusp, the child would attract friends who are unique, unusual, somehow different. If Gemini is on the cusp, she may enjoy having many friends, but could be fickle. Traditionally, the 11th house is called the house of “hopes and wishes.” The 11th house provides clues as to how to tune into the child’s aspirations; how to teach her goal-fittedness; how to measure our projected aspirations for her against her own! The 11th house also addresses the child’s willingness (or lack of it) to cooperate with others in group projects.

 

 

 

 

Scorpio is the most dynamically creative sign and the most abused! Intense, passionate, and very personal, Scorpio rushes past superficialities and right to the heart of any matter. Scorpio relates to sex, death, regeneration and resources we share with others. Scorpio energy will intensify and concentrate the affairs of the house whose cusp it sits on.

 

 

Twelfth House: Sacrifice, Psychology, Acceptance

 

 

The 12th house is called the house of endings. This house is considered “karmic” in that here, within the layers of the subconscious, are buried the records of the past. The 12th house relates to fears and “hidden enemies”: fears born of past memories. Here to we also uncover hidden strengths and the courage and illumination to transcend our fears. The 12th house relates to the imagination. A child with many planets in the 12th house could be extremely imaginative but could be so sensitive as to withdraw. Music, meditation, dance and art are good ways to bring 12th house children out of the “retreats.” The sign on the 12th house cusp can tune you into potential areas of vulnerability in your child’s psychic make-up, hidden fears, as well as hidden talent waiting to be drawn out! The 12th house shows the inclination to sacrifice for others. Many or key planets in this house could signify a career in medicine, social work, or behind the scenes production.

 

 

 

 

Scorpio is the most dynamically creative sign and the most abused! Intense, passionate, and very personal, Scorpio rushes past superficialities and right to the heart of any matter. Scorpio relates to sex, death, regeneration and resources we share with others. Scorpio energy will intensify and concentrate the affairs of the house whose cusp it sits on.