Natal Report for Example
Aug 28, 1979


Introduction

Your natal horoscope, or birth chart, is a snapshot of the heavens at the moment you were born. It shows what the sky actually looked like at the time and place of your birth. Astrology in modern times has renewed the ancient discovery that the symbolism of the planets that surrounded you at birth describes your character and personality. Planets that were directly overhead at the time and place of your birth are most important, and would appear at the very top of the chart or the Midheaven. Planets that were just rising above the horizon in the East at the time of your birth would appear near the horizontal line at the left-hand side of the chart or the Ascendant. If the Sun appears in the top half of the chart, then you were born during daylight hours and have a more outer-directed personality. All of these features reflect the factors at play in the Universe at the moment of your birth and are significant indications of the basic qualities and tendencies that continue to make up your personality.

Each planet’s relative position in the sky and significant angles that it makes to the other planets, or aspects, are examined in this report. Please keep in mind that you are not limited by these descriptions. Your natal horoscope does not prescribe your fate. The stars incline, they do not compel. Your birth chart shows potentials that you can either struggle to fulfill or deny. The choice is yours. Beneficial aspects, or planetary positions, are areas of life in which you show natural talent and achieve easy success. Challenging aspects, or planetary positions, can become your greatest asset if you can learn to be aware of how that dynamic plays out in your life and the world at large. The strongest and most important features of your chart are described first. For definitions of astrological terms, please refer to the glossary at the end of this report.


Chart Patterns

Bowl, leading planet Mars

Since your planets fall within half of the available chart space, in the planetary pattern called the ‘bowl’ shape, the hemisphere in which they are located tends to be your strong suit. You may also notice a focus on achievement in the unoccupied area of your chart, where innate talent may be lacking. You may feel a need to fill this space, perhaps focusing on the midpoint of the empty hemisphere. In the use of your talents, as represented by the occupied side of your chart, the planet that is the leader of the bowl shape symbolizes energies you utilize in achieving your purpose.
Mars in the Tenth House (or sign) gives an ambitious, vigorous and persistent nature. You are conservative and careful but always able to reach the goal. You are fond of responsibility. You will achieve much in life, being naturally controlled and a good follower as well as a good leader, although your actions are more likely to be guided by social convention than personal ambition. You seldom speak without a purpose, and can have a reputation as the “strong silent type.” In your highest manifestation, your energy is invested in satisfying collective needs, for the betterment of society around you. You may have to work through issues of pride, even arrogance, and you can sometimes arouse opposition or even hostility from others. You suffer from tunnel vision at times, and benefit from cultivating broader and more unselfish ways of looking at things.
Mars in Cancer (or the fourth house) gives a sensitive, sensuous and emotional nature, gentle and peaceful, with a tendency to internalize conflict. People with this placement of Mars may have trouble with their digestion. You also may need to work through being overly concerned with your private life to the detriment of public enterprise. Your energy is centered on your home environment, and you may spend time and money remodeling or fixing things up just the way you want them around the house. You may appear timid or shy, but are actually quite determined and readily take action although when you do you tend to act from an instinctual level rather than from the basis of your conscious will. You may try too hard to achieve security, or other unconscious goals, and suffer anxiety as a result. You benefit from relaxing more, and diverting some of your energies outward, toward the world around you.

T-Square, focal planet Mercury

Mercury in Leo gives a dignified and refined mentality. You are proud of your ideas, and very good at expressing them to others. You are likely to be an entertaining conversationalist, with a good sense of humor. You may also be opinionated at times. You have a tendency to want to convince others of your own point of view without taking time to see theirs. In this way you can have something of a lazy mind. You benefit from cultivating greater powers of attention and perception, and opening your consciousness to the world around you.
Mercury in the Twelfth House represents a strong mental connection between your inner awareness and the deep and nebulous realms of magical inner worlds. You have a refined and visionary mentality. With this placement, you are likely to be poetic in the expression of your thoughts and feelings, and you may possess musical ability as well. You are fascinated by the unknowable mysteries of your own inner world, and you are inclined to search to the depths in order to understand yourself. Mundane reality doesn’t interest you. You may avoid dealing with it by being evasive or vague in your communication with others, or by daydreaming, or by falling prey to a form of self-deception. You also may have issues of whose thoughts you are responding to, yours or another’s. You may have difficulty in communicating the results of your inner explorations with others. However, once you have sorted through your most awesome and perhaps even fearsome inner experiences, you are better able to connect with those who find a similar numinous connection with the cosmos.


Important Features

Chiron in Taurus (13° Tau 53’R)
Chiron in the Ninth House

Chiron in the Ninth House (or sign) represents issues with one’s vital force of abstracting and understanding universal truth. This placement can lead to high achievement in the scholastic arena, but it may be nagging doubts that you are not really good enough that spur you on, rather than a pure love of learning. There is likely to be some form of painful realization surrounding the pursuit of wisdom, or perhaps in the area of philosophy or religion. It may be that parental figures had different notions of what makes the world make sense than you did, but for one reason or another you didn’t take them on. Perhaps you were too young at the time for such a challenge, and now in your adult life you feel the pull of the beat of a distant drummer, but feel ambivalent or not sure enough of yourself to really do anything about it. In your frustration you may even seek to help other people to work out their own concepts of higher knowledge, while you yourself remain stuck in the mud of prior patterns. If so, it is time to shake off the shackles of the past and get on with your individual sense of your own philosophical values and visions. Perhaps by delving into what associations you have with bad models from early childhood, you can begin to more fully and completely inhabit the natural vision that belongs to your higher self. Then you can truly shine in the world of ideas, as you move out from your own center rather than the point of balance represented by other, more alien, philosophies.
The following applies to your generation as a whole as well as to you personally
Chiron in Taurus (or the Second House) represents issues with one’s vital force to attain sustenance and possess resources. With this placement of Chiron you are challenged by physical resources, or perhaps spiritual resources, because the physical often reflects the spiritual. You may be one who has seen everything taken away at one time or another, or you may have risen above challenging circumstances materially to a better economic standard than your upbringing conditioned you to expect. Either way, you may demonstrate a painful attitude toward material well-being. Perhaps you have a fear of possessions dominating your life. Where others are able to count on their resources, either materially, or physically, or within their own psyche, and trust that they will have whatever it is that they need, you always find yourself suspicious that it will not last. Even if what you have is more than adequate by some standards, it seems somehow not enough to satisfy you. You may dream of giving everything up, and moving to the country. These feelings may also spill over into deep issues regarding your core values, that which defines you in terms of what you choose to support and give credence to in the world. You may feel at sea in this area, and not on stable ground, and perhaps be envious of other people who seem more sure of what they do and don’t find attractive. These ambivalent feelings toward material possessions and your values may find their roots in experiences from early childhood, in which you were criticized or otherwise had painful experiences around what you wanted for yourself, independently from the expectations of your parents or other significant formative persons in your early life. Sometimes these issues are so painful that it is easier not to deal with them directly, and you may find that working with other people’s material security becomes a focus of your professional life. In this way, you can work on your issues in safety, rather than confront potentially painful realizations buried in the depths of your psyche. But getting more in touch with these deep and partially repressed feelings is of ultimate importance for you, as your consciousness evolves. When you have confronted those parts of yourself that are painful and scary, and begun to integrate the feelings that you have buried away, you are more in charge of your own ship and the course you take through life, and are better able to help others with their issues as well.

Neptune in Sagittarius (17° Sag 43’R)
Neptune in the Fourth House
Angular planet – conjunct Nadir

Neptune in the Fourth House (or sign) gives an emotionally sensitive and loving personality. You have powerful psychic tendencies. You were no doubt strongly influenced by your home life, and may tend to idealize these formative experiences. You may have suffered by being let down in some way by your same-sex parent, or there may have been an unsettled early home life leading to deep-rooted feelings of insecurity. As an adult, you may not be fully at home in your family setting, and may seek a vague and undefined sense of tribal connection with other people in your life, as if to make up for this. Your home is also quite important to you, and you may change residences frequently in search of your ideal environment. You could perhaps suffer a loss of family, or part of your family connection, leading to potentially painful realizations. These realizations may in turn lead you to a more depersonalized and spiritual basis for the concept of family life.
The following applies to your generation as a whole as well as to you personally
Neptune in Sagittarius (or the ninth house) gives an impressionable, idealistic and very intuitive personality. You are inclined to the mystical, and are high-minded, seeing life in terms of visionary and poetic feelings rather than in practical terms. You are capable of great belief in the unknown and unproven. You are inclined to scholarly pursuits, but may feel a lack of motivation or vagueness with respect to educational goals. You also have a strong desire to explore and travel, to try novel ideas and experiment with new ways of doing things. You may be attracted to spiritual studies, or psychedelics, as a way to achieve a transcendent state of mystical union with all creation. Your challenge lies in relying on your considerable inner vision to unfold your own unique pathway, to make concrete and real your flights of consciousness to other realms, and bring this vision back with you into society at large.

Jupiter in Leo (23° Leo 20′)
Jupiter in the Twelfth House

Jupiter in the Twelfth House (or sign) gives you a quiet and unassuming personality. You are good and kind, very considerate of others, and are friendly and easygoing. You need to feel an emotional resonance in order for your work to be satisfying to you. You have your own personal code of conduct to which you are true, no matter what public opinion may be, or convention may dictate. You are likely to be fond of cinema, or other imaginative flights of fancy. You may suffer in your life from being overly sensitive to the needs of others, or seek to retire from the casual cruelties of the world at large, so that there is some danger of escapism. You tend to work behind the scenes, and do not seek personal glorification from your actions, but are content to do what you do because it is helpful to other people. You often appear more at home in an imaginary universe of your own design than in concrete reality, and benefit when you pay some modicum of attention to the nitty-gritty details of life that surrounds you as well as to the secret world of your dreams.
Jupiter in Leo (or the fifth house) gives you a generous personality with good vitality. You have dignity, pride and dramatic presence, and are courageous in your sense of self. You are likely to be a loyal companion. You possess excellent executive abilities. You like to show off your good side, and have a natural flair and sense of showmanship that carries you far in life. You enjoy the limelight, and would always rather shine out on a hillside than hide your light under a barrel. You are attracted to higher learning, and the fine arts, including the theater, and may try your hand at acting. You can also be extravagant at times, or suffer from errors in judgment. You may tend to overdo, and need to beware of egotism. You have good intuition; you make a capable leader when you follow your own inner guidelines.

Uranus in Scorpio (17° Sco 23′)
Uranus in the Third House

Uranus in the Third House (or sign) gives an individual who is restless and mentally acute, with an ability to grasp new concepts quickly. You are likely to change your focus quite a bit. Education is important to you, and you actively explore new subjects and disciplines, becoming adept at all of them, but perhaps without fulfilling long-term commitments. You are one who is able to spark new ideas in the minds of others. Your relations with friends and associates are also likely to vary sporadically. You may have had upsetting circumstances in the area of early home life or in relations with your brothers and sisters, so that the underpinning of sibling relations represents for you an instability. You have the ability to think freely, unhampered by conventional attitudes or public opinion, and you can also benefit from developing selfdiscipline in your mental function. You have a need for unique expression in your life that corresponds to a higher vision to create new kinds of mental systems and new forms of communication.
The following applies to your generation as a whole as well as to you personally
Uranus in Scorpio (or the eighth house) gives an individual who is willful and possesses great depth of passion. You have a keen intuition and immense power to transform yourself and your personal relationships as you evolve. You may be fascinated with sexuality, or issues of death and rebirth, and you can also be quite psychic. The search for depth connection with the divine in you and in others is intriguing and you may delve deeply into occult studies. You are likely to have an unconventional approach where sexual matters are concerned. You may also be challenged in interpersonal relationships. You may experience loss throughout your life due to the sudden departure or unexpected death of a loved one. Such trials can serve a deeper purpose in your life, since transformation is a necessary step for you in the area of intimacy. The application of will and the ability to look inside yourself for your own unique answers may bring about a better understanding of the deeper relations between self and other.

Saturn in Virgo (15° Vir 37′)
Saturn in the Twelfth House
Angular planet – conjunct Ascendant

Saturn in the Twelfth House (or sign) gives a deepening and concentration, or blockage, with regard to your connection to spiritual unity with All That Is. You have a serious and self-conscious personality. You can be moody and introspective, and are likely to be compassionate and sympathetic to the problems of others. You may at times feel that life is too hard, or that it is beyond your conscious control. You may experience a sense of imprisonment, either real or imagined, or perhaps a strong sense of guilt, which may be generalized rather than specific. You tend to withdraw from the world, or in some way give up control. Or you may overcompensate by trying too hard to achieve control. Your true path lies in soul-level self-sacrifice rather than in the more mundane life of worldly events. You possess, in a very concentrated form, the urge for spiritual evolution that is present in all of us, and which actualizes when you can detach from the personal self and surrender to a mystical union with all of life.
Saturn in Virgo (or the sixth house) gives an orderly and analytic mind and a deepening and concentrating, or blockage, with regard to your ability to discriminate and think critically. You are serious-minded and make an excellent worker, perhaps in a subordinate capacity. You do not shrink from hard work, and are capable of putting extra effort into completing a task you have set for yourself. You are good at handling details, but you may have tendency to worry over inconsequentials or display an irritable disposition. You need to lighten up. You may experience difficulties in life due to being overly critical, and there is also danger of nervous disorder with this position of Saturn. You may tend to be overly concerned about details of your outer life as a way of compensating for a lack of organization inwardly, and an inner anxiety over physical or mental disintegration. Your lesson is to strive to bring your inner and outer life into harmony by conscious effort in your search for the Self and its movement toward wholeness and integration.

Sun in Virgo (4° Vir 35′ 35″)
Sun in the Twelfth House

The Sun represents your will and purpose, your sense of vitality, and your evolving higher Self. In Virgo it is MutableEarth, and rules the digestive system. Your ruling planet is Mercury and also the asteroids. Virgo people tend to be very conscious of details. You may also appear nervous or obsess over health issues. You are likely to be neat and orderly, at least in some area of your life, although you may exhibit the opposite tendency in cases where you have not yet found your guiding principle of organization. You love work, service to others and the gathering of the fruits of the material world, as symbolized by the harvest. You are also likely to be an good conversationalist, with wide-ranging knowledge and interesting ideas. You can be analytical and perhaps overly fond of detail, with perfectionist tendencies, and you may miss out on the big picture by concentrating on the micro. It also benefits you to learn the find line between discrimination and criticism. Your mission in life is the purification your activity in pursuit of your goals, manifesting your inherent love of excellence in all strivings
The Sun in Twelfth House represents a concentration of the vital force to be one with the unifying forces of cosmic awareness. You are intuitively aware that you are within the source of creation. You likely identify yourself with formlessness, being more attracted to awareness itself than to any particular concrete form within it. You sense that you are more than merely a body with feelings, emotions, and thoughts. You may in fact reject your own boundaries because you cannot identify with any self as being separate from the universal cosmic self, or God(dess). Conversely, you may be frustrated and feel alienated from the source, and may have a tendency to seek out substitute highs in an effort to achieve the sense of oneness you know to be true. Due to your lack of personal boundaries you are quite sensitive to the collective unconscious as an interior realm of perception. You perceive reality as forms of creation and therefore are naturally inclined to the artistic, poetic, or musical. Your sensitivity can create a need for you to periodically withdraw in order to cleanse yourself of psychic debris you’ve pick up in the outside world. You benefit from such retreats in order to come back to yourself, and create positive boundaries of selfhood that allow you to re-enter the collective awareness with clarity and fresh perceptions that can stimulate others to clarify their own purpose for themselves as well.

Moon in Scorpio (8° Sco 05′ 14″)
Moon in the Second House

The Moon in Scorpio gives a moody and serious cast to the personality. You may need to lighten up! With the Moon in Scorpio, you are very sensual, and your feelings are strong and run deep. You are passionate in your response to life. Your early home life may have been difficult, and you may react especially strongly to emotionally charged situations in your adult life because of it. You are extremely loyal. You may have a tendency toward control, or even domination of your partner. You can be stubborn, and are possessed of a powerful will. You should beware of being overly critical of others.
The Moon in the Second House represents being emotionally connected with one’s values, with one’s possessions, or the material things in this world. You may feel that your self-worth is connected with the physical manifestation of material wealth or material comfort. Your values are very important to you. You may feel compelled toward gaining material wealth or possessions when your emotional life is unfulfilling. You can also be quite generous. Your finances may fluctuate throughout your lifetime as you move through various emotional growth phases. When you follow your gut feelings you are likely to be successful financially. You excel in occupations which deal with meeting the wants and needs of other people. You feel most comfortable and secure when your values and emotions are clearly defined and you can act upon them.

Venus in Virgo (5° Vir 24′)
Venus in the Twelfth House

Venus in Virgo gives a personality with careful judgment regarding relationships, and restricted in the expression of their passions. Your relationship energy toward others may be stifled in some way by mental considerations. You enjoy service to other people, and make a good friend. You are likely to be fastidious regarding what you like. You perhaps may delay marriage while searching for the perfect mate, since you have a tendency to look before you leap in matters of the heart. You can wind up looking too long and missing the boat altogether, so that you could set yourself up for being disappointed in love. You require tangible commitments from your partners, and exhibit propriety in the expression of your emotion. Your emotional responses may be conventional, rather than free and easy, so that you benefit from striving for a more open attitude.
Venus in the Twelfth House represents a deeply felt connection within you between artistic impulses, your values, and the spiritual or unworldly. You are naturally tuned to higher planes of reality, and do not connect well with the mundane everyday world all around you. You may find your happiness in situations that encircle you in, away from the madding crowd. You are likely to be poetical and musical, and also extremely sensitive to the energy of others, even psychic. You are always ready to take sides with the underdog and may be the only one to see the magic in a person nobody else is willing to understand. You are socially adept, and easy-going, perhaps too easy-going at times. You may expect to sacrifice yourself for any love interest that you have. Your relationships will likely be of a mystical and ethereal nature, bringing you closer not only to your love object, but also through them to the divine within. If you feel called to express yourself artistically, it will be in terms of the hidden imaginal world of your own inner process.

Pluto in Libra (17° Lib 28′)
Pluto in the Second House

Pluto in the Second House (or sign) gives you tremendous focus around the issue of money and material possessions. With this placement you will transform your attitude toward the material, and your values in general, as you go through life. Finding your own base, independent of cultural norms, is an important theme for you. You may be apt to associate a sense of security with material possessions, or find yourself spending in a compulsive way for no apparent reason. You are a financial powerhouse, but there can be swings of fortune, up and down, as you will likely go through many changes in your attitude toward the material in the course of your life’s journey. You may find that you move toward a more connected sense of security as you mature, one that does not stem from feelings of isolation and lack. You can then overcome your tendency to obsess on having enough through self-discipline and a realigning of values. When your values transform, your sense of self no longer depends on physical possessions, but rather on the deeper meaning associated with these things, which are symbolic of love and sharing.
The following applies to your generation as a whole as well as to you personally
Pluto in Libra (or the seventh house) gives you a focus on forming close emotional attachments. You may have difficulties in marriage and partnerships; but there are also great rewards to be gained in this area. You may feel a compulsion to be liked by others. Conversely, you can also become involved in power struggles with partners. You have a depth of passion within you that isn’t obvious or recognized, and you may seek to project this power drive onto a relationship partner, rather than directly own up to it. You may therefore find yourself in relationship with dark or manipulative personality types, who may exhibit openly the tendencies you have yourself at a more hidden level. You are likely to go through many changes in your relationship dynamic, as you come to understand more fully your inner process. You may exhibit strong attractions toward close involvement with another person, and simultaneously have fears regarding such attachments. Time and moving through the fires of difficulties may lead you to a painful re-examination of your goals in these areas. Wisdom is required in the handling of close relationships in order to transform the partnership energy into a growing and conscious act of sharing, and to find your own inner strength independent of others around you.


Sun, Moon, Rising Sign Features

Virgo Rising

The Rising Sign is the mask shown to others, also the physical appearance.
Virgo rising people are very conscious of details. You are likely to be neat and orderly, and to keep your environment well-organized. Your ruling planet is Mercury, also the asteroids, and you are therefore a good conversationalist, with a wide-ranging knowledge and interesting ideas. You are likely to have a youthful appearance. You love work and service to others, and the gathering of the fruits of the material world (symbolized by the harvest). Virgo people have a reputation for neatness which can border on obsession, and for nervousness and a concern over issues of health. You are perhaps overly analytical and fond of detail, with perfectionist tendencies. You may miss out on the big picture, by concentrating on the micro. You should also beware of being overly critical. You may project yourself to others as though you had an inferiority complex, but another way to look at this is that you possess an innate sense of humility, which is one of the great spiritual lessons, that of humble service. The mission of Virgo is the purification of its activity in pursuit of its goals, the inherent love of excellence in all strivings.
 

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Glossary

Ascendant: The point in the sky of the Eastern horizon. In the chart, the Ascendant is represented by the horizontal line at the left hand side of the chart which crosses between the Twelfth and First Houses. The sign on the Ascendant is also referred to as the Rising Sign.
Aspects: When the relative positions of two planets in the horoscope form a significant angle with each other, they are said to be in aspect with one another. The type and quality of the aspect is determined by the number of degrees between the two planets and is only considered significant if it is within a narrow range of degrees, or orb. A list of the aspects used in this report is given below.
Conjunction — 0° ± 8 degrees
Square — 90° ± 8 degrees
Opposition — 180° ± 8 degrees
Sextile — 60° ± 6 degrees
Trine — 120° ± 8 degrees
Inconjunct — 150° ± 4 degrees
Chart Comparison: An astrological technique in which the planets of two individuals are shown in a bi-wheel chart, one within the other. This allows the inter-aspects between the two charts to be examined.
Composite Chart: An astrological technique in which the midpoints of two individuals’ planetary positions are used to create a third chart, the composite chart, which is then interpreted as the chart of the relationship itself as an independent entity.
Horoscope: Originally horoscope referred to the astrological chart itself, but is now popularly used to refer to the description of how current planetary positions are affecting you personally, as in “your monthly horoscope.”
Midheaven: The point in the sky directly overhead relative to the position on Earth. In the chart, the Midheaven is represented by the vertical line at the top of the chart between the Ninth and Tenth Houses.
Natal: From Latin, meaning of or pertaining to birth; therefore your birth chart, or planetary positions at birth.
Nodes: The Lunar Nodes are the two points where the Moon’s orbital path crosses the plane of the ecliptic (the plane of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun). Symbolically they represent talents and life path, or destiny.
Planets: In astrology, the word planets is used to describe astrologically significant points in the sky which includes the Sun and Moon, as well as many objects that are not currently astronomically defined as planets such as Chiron and Pluto.
Transits: Aspects formed between the current positions of the planets and the positions of your natal planets at the time and place you were born.                 
Prepared by Audie Rose
Interpretation text by Henry Seltzer
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