Child*Star

Astrological Report for

Mazie Child/Inner Child

The Astrological Chart

Mazie Child/Inner Child

17-Jul-98

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Equal House System

                               
Planet Sign Position   House House Cusps
Sun Cancer 24Ca45'   11th 1 25Le58'
Moon Taurus 06Ta51'   09th 2 25Vi58'
Mercury Leo 21Le26'   12th 3 25Li58'
Venus Gemini 27Ge29'   11th 4 25Sc58'
Mars Cancer 07Ca31'   11th 5 25Sg58'
Jupiter Pisces 28Pi04'   08th 6 25Cp58'
Saturn Taurus 02Ta54'   09th 7 25Aq58'
Uranus Aquarius 11Aq25' R 06th 8 25Pi58'
Neptune Aquarius 00Aq57' R 06th 9 25Ar58'
Pluto Sagittarius 05Sg32' R 04th 10 25Ta58'
Midheaven Taurus 23Ta15'     11 25Ge58'
Ascendant Leo 25Le58'     12 25Ca58'

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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 Mazie.

4. It is assumed that you're using this report as a key to better understand Mazie, 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 Mazie 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 Mazie with opportunities to develop them. For instance, if an aspect (and

especially if several aspects) indicates musical talent, you may want to sign Mazie 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 Mazie.

In reading about Mazie, 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 Mazie 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 Mazie 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 Mazie. 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 Mazie 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 Mazie'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 Mazie'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 Child/Inner Childes of the Rising Sign. Mazies

Rising Sign will offer clues as to how She 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.

Lively Leo wears her heart on her sleeve, always managing to come across as confident and

sure of herself. (Sometime when the Leo Lion is wounded, her bravado is a dramatic cover-up!)

Leo children are typically very free with their emotions which nevertheless tend to stay under

control. Your Leo child is affectionate, warm-hearted and effusive. Liking center stage, she may

want all the attention on herself! Teach her to be thoughtful. The Sun rules Leo. If Mazie's

Sun is in a Fire sign, leadership potential is enhanced, but she probably needs to learn to

"harness the fire" as well as to consider the needs of others. If her Sun is in an Air sign, she is

apt to be quite sociable, optimistic and positive. She is probably friendly and communicative.

The child with a water sign (Cancer is a water sign)Sun with Leo rising could be temperamental; she needs a good sense of self-esteem. She could feel hurt easily. An earth sign Sun could be the signature of a banker! Her bravado is likely to applied in practical works (later in work).

Leo Rising

Planet Aspects

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: Identity, Ego, Will, Father

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. Mazie'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.

Sun in Cancer

Cancer is a Water sign on the action cross. Its symbol is The Crab. Cancers respond to being

needed by caring for others. Water sign children are typically sensitive, responsive, affectionate

and kind. Your Cancer child needs to feel secure. She is apt to need much love and reassurance,

especially at home and from Mom. Learning how to master their feelings is a lifelong endeavor

for Cancerians, much abetted by the right training in early childhood. Where do we first learn

love but in the arms of our mother? And who is first to teach us discipline but she? Cancerians

need to exercise self-discipline to ride the waves of changing moods and emotions. Sulking,

brooding, feeling sorry for oneself, justifying wrong behavior and all manner of self-indulgence

are squalls best to be avoided! Assure Mazie that you love her but never give in to whining!

Cancer is the sign of the mother and like a good mother, the Cancer child often possesses

good common sense and is mothering and protective to all. Water is reflective. Cancer children

often love music, meditation and peaceful activities. Other Cancer favorites are cooking,

growing things, caring for pets, fixing whatever. Many Cancer children are multi-talented.

Mazie may "pick up" on what adults are feeling. Therefore its vital to always be honest

with her. Of all the signs, Cancer is the most family-oriented, and the most influenced by the

environment. On the natural wheel, Cancer is placed on the nadir, the lowest point, and so

signifies our roots and heritage. The healthy tree must have strong roots and herein lies the

fundamental determining factor between the Cancer child who grows up to sustain and nurture

others as a self-sufficient individual and the neglected Cancer child, fearful of rejection, that

later hungers for security as a clinging vine (or smothering protector) in adult relationships.

Childhood impressions may last for life!

The crab carries his house on his back! Like the crab, with a hard shell but soft inside, the

Cancer child may hide in her room and sulk, or enter a world of her own making, if her feelings

have been hurt or to escape a harsh environment. Keep communication open, but discourage

whining and emotional manipulation. Your little Cancerian likely loves to give to others, but

like the crab, may fear to let go of possessions or friends. Life will teach her the difference

between tenacity and possessiveness. Encourage self-reliance in your Cancer child who may

tend to hold unto Mommy's apron strings.

Sun Trine Jupiter

Mazie may surprise you with her uncanny sense of justice coupled with an innate ability to

interpret the law, whether manmade or natural. This could manifest as an ability to show others

the way through, or beyond, the problems in their lives. She could also radiate much energy and

could probably benefit by plenty of exercise and outdoor play. Mazie may be

adventuresome. Chances are she is a born traveler and you may find her very interested in

learning about the faiths and lifestyles of people across the globe and throughout history. This

placement is considered fortunate, a protective influence. Sometimes this placement indicates a

special love for the father, a teacher or Guru.

Sun Opposition Neptune

Mazie's perception of others could be colored by an over-idealized vision, great devotion,

or negatively, by emotional bias and wishful thinking. Children born with this aspect may be

shy, fearing rejection. Help Mazie overcome fear through understanding and objective

thinking. She needs a strong sense of self-worth. Mazie could be naturally devotional with

mystical leanings.

The Moon: Emotions, Habits, Family, Mother

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).

Moon in Taurus

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. Mazie 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.

Moon Sextile Mars

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.)

Moon Conjunction Saturn

The child born with this aspect is usually loyal and dependable. She probably doesn't enter nor

drop relationships lightly and may be a tad shy. This aspect lends stability to the chart. Your

child may seem mature for her age.

Moon Square Uranus

The child with this aspect may have a somewhat unusual upbringing. Later in life she is apt to

attract a partner who is independent and also a bit unusual. If the mother is inconsistent in

moods, rules or behavior, the child with this aspect could easily become confused; not knowing

what to expect from her when. She needs to know she can rely on her. Children with this

Moon-Uranus contact can be unconventional, even at the expense of popularity. She learns by

experience and may depart from the trodden path. Mazie may be restless and move around

a lot. Her desire for personal freedom quite likely goes against the majority. She could be

impulsive, more impatient than not, and (especially if Mars aspects the Moon or Uranus) could

find it hard to control her temper. She could be subject to sudden mood changes! Mazie can

master this aspect by acquiring self-control and self-knowledge. Some children with this

Moon-Uranus aspect are quite brilliant and original in their thinking. Teach Mazie the

importance of keeping commitments.

Moon Square Neptune

The child born with this Moon-Neptune aspect needs to sort out the real from the unreal. The

line between fact and fantasy may not be apparent. Mazie may need your help bringing

things into focus without shattering her gentle dream world. She may tend to over-react, because

she takes things very personally. There could be some rather harsh realities connected to her

upbringing and if so, the child could retreat within her imagination to cope. This child might be

very imaginative and artistic but needs to learn to look at life objectively. Search for ways to

develop Mazie's creativity. Teach her to maintain order in the environment.

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). Mazie's relationship with brothers and sisters

are indicated by Mercury as well. The way Mazie 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.

Mercury in Leo

Leo is a Fire sign on the feeling cross. Its symbol is The Lion. My, what a show! The Mercury

in Leo child is dynamic and expressive in thought and speech dramatic! She appreciates her

own ideas, and tends to be outgoing in speech and manner. Born with an active mind, she may

need much practice to remember to raise her hand before she speaks in class! She speaks from

the heart and with much conviction. She puts forth strong views and it may not be easy to get

her to see things from your perspective. Emotional and a good entertainer, Mazie is louder

than average and tends to exaggerate. She wants to make sure her ideas receive the recognition

they deserve and will proudly display her best school work to you. She needs well deserved

praise. At the same time, (and especially if the Sun is in Leo as well), she needs to learn to

follow instructions. Mental pride and arrogance are the pitfalls of this placement. Parents and

teachers need to be consistent and patient. Look for ways to make learning fun!

Venus: Values, Love, Art

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 Mazie's taste in food, eating habits, care of possessions

and attitude toward money and belongings.

Venus in Gemini

Gemini is an Air sign on the thinking cross. Its symbol is The Twins. Mazie loves to

communicate and is very friendly indeed! She may be a chatter-bug, especially if the Sun is in a

Fire or Air sign! she appreciates change, variety, and will be interested in many different topics

at school. She may love reading and writing, and trips to the library. Mazie needs many

avenues to explore. She likely enjoys researching and asking questions. On the move, Mazie

will probably attract many different friends. Children with Venus in Gemini often love going on

excursions and trips.

Venus Square Jupiter

The last of the big spenders! While this aspect confers generosity of spirit, it also indicates

potential wastefulness and overindulgence of all kinds. This aspect uplifts even a more taciturn

chart, conferring a love for the company of others. Children with Venus-Jupiter contacts are

often loving and affectionate, yet they may tend to idealize their loved ones. Mazie could be

highly devotional and could benefit by right religious training (although sometimes this aspect

indicates conflicts in relationships due to conflicting ideologies). This Venus-Jupiter contact

could manifest as naivete, and/or a tendency to ignore the realities of life in favor of the good

times. This could cause serious problems in adult relationships and career. To help Mazie

master this aspect, give her plenty of encouragement but teach her self-discipline as well. Teach

her to be economical.

Venus Sextile Saturn

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 Mazie 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. Mazie 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. Mazie may need more affection than

you suspect.

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 Mazie 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: Action Through Desire; Drive, Motivation, and Anger

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.

Mars in Cancer

Cancer is a Water sign on the action cross. Its symbol is The Crab. The child with Mars in this

emotional sign needs to conquer fear of abandonment. She needs to feel secure within the

family and secure within herself. She is extremely sensitive and tends to react from an

emotional level. Because she take things very personally, she often is defensive. If Mazie

strikes out (the Cancer crab has claws!) at loved ones in a dogmatic and demanding manner, she

may secretly fear being rejected. She may need to learn to look at her feelings more objectively.

She needs to learn that she is responsible for her reactions and cannot justify wrong behavior

because so-and-so said or did this or that! She needs constructive examples and guidance in

knowing how to deal with her emotions when they well up within her. The degree of sensitivity

experienced by the child with Mars in this water sign may be difficult for parents and teachers to

understand unless the water element is emphasized in their own charts as well.

The Mars in Cancer child feels attached to her mother (the crab can cling as well). She is apt

to be affectionate and caring. Let her know you love her, but encourage her to develop

self-reliance and self-discipline. She needs to express her feelings. When the Mars in Cancer

child holds in her anger and hurts (the crab hides in her shell) she sometimes gets indigestion

and stomach problems. Many children with this placement are resourceful, imaginative and

multi-talented. Mazie likely loves family, children, and animals. She may enjoy cooking,

repair work or carpentry. Motivated by feelings, the Mars in Cancer child can feel frustrated

when she has to delay gratification. If she doesn't feel like it, she may find it hard to summon the

gumption to get the job done! You can help her acquire the self-discipline she needs by

providing her with structured activities, by teaching her to manage her time properly and by

being consistent in seeing that she follows up on household chores and routines. With good

aspects, she has common sense; if afflicted, she may need to work at it!

Moon Sextile Mars

Children with this energetic aspect are full of punch! It's probable that Mazie 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, Mazie might take to

the water like a fish!) Mazie is a natural! She knows how to motivate and inspire others and

could be a mini-politician in her own right! Mazie might enjoy coaching or training younger

children. With her powerful spirit, she will attract many friends and positive experiences.

Mars Sextile Saturn

This is a sign of excellent managerial ability. At best, this aspect indicates patience, courage and

resourcefulness. Mazie is capable of much discipline. Her work tends to be well organized

and efficiently produced. She is willing to work hard and expects to receive the reward of her

efforts. Some children with this aspect, however, get frustrated and angry when their efforts are

blocked. Encourage Mazie to develop a positive attitude. Avoid being overly critical,

excessively strict, judgmental or condemnatory with this child.

Jupiter: The Teacher; Opportunity, 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 Pisces

Jupiter in Pisces is often the signature of a real humanitarian, someone with a genuine interest in

social work who is able to sacrifice in order to help others. This is the position of the good

Samaritan. Jupiter in Pisces children typically show early signs of a love of what's beyond the

surface: religion, psychology, and mysticism. Mazie may be happiest when ministering to

others. She seeks a career that calls for intuition, sensitivity and compassion. She would make

an excellent counselor. As a child, Mazie would likely enjoy caring for a little pet, learning

first aid, and volunteering in church fundraisers. Because she seeks spiritual understanding, she

would benefit by early exposure to the great religious and philosophical truths. Hopefully, she

can hitch her wagon to a star! These children are devotional and without an early focus for their

adoration (a great religious figure or teacher) they can fix their attention on false gurus and rock

stars! If Jupiter aspects personal planets, Mazie could be somewhat naive. Teach her to be as

gentle as a dove, but as wise as a serpent!

Sun Trine Jupiter

Mazie is bent toward success, for she has a built-in sense of how to approach and unravel

even the most difficult problems. Children born with this harmonious aspect often have a natural

instinct for justice and the law, and generally know how to approach a problem from just the

right angle. This ability could make Mazie a natural counselor or guide for others, in

particular regarding vocational matters. This aspect also suggests the possibility of working with

and helping older persons. Often this position indicates help received from others. Dynamic

squares found elsewhere in the chart may bring out the positive sides of this position. The pitfall

is too much ease or a lack of ambition, a lack of humility, and/or expecting others to do the

work.

Venus Square Jupiter

All things in moderation. This is the key to mastering the Venus/Jupiter square. While this

aspect confers faith, (often considerable) creative talent and a sociable and happy nature, it also

can signify a tendency to go overboard. Mazie would benefit from reasonable limits

consistently (but never fanatically) adhered to during childhood, especially in food and fun (and

funds)!

Saturn: The Lawgiver; Rules, Responsibility, Trials, Growth, Father

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 Mazie's chart and in your own provide a wonderful

blueprint whose design you can follow to help Mazieren grow to be successful in this world.

Saturn in Taurus

The great spiritual traditions of the East say that suffering is born of desire. Self-liberation

comes from non-attachment to desire. People with Saturn in Taurus typically equate emotional

security with material abundance. They can become very attached to their possessions. But, the

snag is that the more attached they become, the more they fear losing their things, wealth or

comfort. The balancing factor lies in the values acquired during childhood. The Saturn in

Taurus child needs to learn to be a good steward of this world's goods. Later in life, she may

enter banking, insurance or business management. She will look for a career that insures

financial and material security. She is more patient than most, and willing to work hard to gain

the objects of her desire. She may, however, find it difficult to share with other children.

Remind her that, "It is far better to give than to receive." Read her tales that teach the dangers of

excessive materialism, such as the story of Midas and that of Scrooge. In THE SOUND OF

MUSIC you will find a useful example of a family able to enjoy the good things in life, but who

are able to walk away from it and maintain their happiness. Mazie may be reluctant to give

up her things, even when they have outgrown their usefulness. Teach her to clean out her closet

to make room for something new!

Moon Conjunction Saturn

The child with a Moon/Saturn contact needs to feel nurtured and loved by her mother. If the

Moon is well aspected, the mother is teacher, disciplinarian, and constant in her care, and so the

child feels secure in the relationship. With afflictions, the child may see the mother as

demanding or critical of her (whether or not this be so), or may feel she cannot live up to her

(perceived) expectations of her. In either case, the mother's influence is strong and influences

the child's relationships with women as an adult. Moon/Saturn children generally do their best

work in structured situations. They benefit by routines, and thrive when endowed with

meaningful responsibilities. Especially single, divorced or working mothers need to assure

themselves that their Moon/Saturn child gets the attention she needs. Praise and approval may

mean a lot to Mazie and she needs plenty of it in honest measures!

Venus Sextile Saturn

Mazie 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. Mazie 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, Mazie should be responsible and

caring. Her friends are apt to be older than she.

Mars Sextile Saturn

The word here is accomplishment. If there is a job to be done, Mazie can do it. Mazie is

likely to be a prodigious worker, pouring herself into her tasks with absolute determination. She

is responsible to the extreme and takes on obligations as though she just can't get enough. Your

child enjoys choices and decision-making and needs opportunities to take responsibility in the

home and at school. She would make a good teacher in matters of organization, practical

competence, and the like. She could show a drive to be thorough and responsible down to the

smallest details. This aspect often indicates a strong relationship with the father or dominant

parent.

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 Mazie'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: The Awakener; Rebellion, Breakthroughs, Insights, Originality

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.

Uranus in Aquarius

Mazie was born into a subgeneration of people who, as a group, have a radical approach to

communal interests and group work. Progressive, with insights into uniting humanity, they grasp

the true meaning of democracy, and will add new dimensions of understanding to the changes

effected by the generation before them. Mentally independent, they like to make their own

decisions. If Uranus aspects personal planets, the child could be willful and stubborn, learning

by the university of hard knocks or not at all! She needs to know the consequences of her right

and wrong decisions. She would make a great networker and tends to work for the benefit of all.

Moon Square Uranus

Mazie may discover that insistence on being different and general nonconformity often

results in being cut off from those who would otherwise support her. Mazie could attract

others to her because she has a magnetic presence. The relationship with the mother could be

erratic, with sudden highs and lows. Mazie may be an inventor at heart, but may find

acceptance of her ideas less than commonplace! Freedom or rebelliousness? She must know the

difference! Sometimes this aspect points to an unusual home life, or much moving around (as

with Army children and child stars).

Neptune: The Savior; Illusion, Ideals, Imagination, Spirituality

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 Mazie may not consciously be

aware of Neptune's influence until she reaches adulthood.

Neptune in Aquarius

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!

Sun Opposition Neptune

Stress honesty in your household and telling it as it is. With this placement, Mazie may have

a tendency to exaggerate, tell tall tales, or fabricate stories. Not necessarily due to dishonesty,

but rather to extreme sensitivity to the harshness of the world. (Ann of Green Gables would be a

good example.) Mazie may long for the perfect place, the ideal relationship. Teach her not

to be afraid to confront people and problems. Above all, teach her to believe in herself and her

ability to stand, face and conquer! Mazie is compassionate by nature but needs to learn not

to throw her pearls before swine. She could be quite gracious, with an ability to charm others.

Sometimes, however, charm could turn to deceit, intentional or otherwise, if not checked.

Emphasize honesty when dealing with others. Teach Mazie the importance of being reliable

and on time.

Moon Square Neptune

This aspect indicates an extremely sensitive and idealistic nature. Mazie probably has a love

of beauty, art, music, cinematography and may have some talent in these fields. With a strong

Mercury, writing skill is evident. The challenge of the square is that dreams and ideals may tend

to clash with reality, the actual surroundings and the practical necessity of the hour. Mazie

needs opportunities to channel constructively the more positive creative aspects of the square at

the same time that she needs to develop self-discipline and objectivity. She may yearn for a

perfection not attainable on this earth or may insist on perfection at the expense of personal

emotions and feelings. It's vital that her family place a big premium on truth and honesty with

self and others. Otherwise others may see her as unrealistic or downright deceptive. Never lie to

her, or tell her one thing and mean another. Moon/Neptune children seem to have built-in

antennae. They pick up the subtlest vibration around them. It's important to ask them what they

feel and to listen to what they have to say. Sometimes children with this aspect are sensitive to

certain foods or need to build up a strong constitution to overcome health problems.

Jupiter Sextile Neptune

Mazie is likely to be kind and warm-hearted. She is creative and can visualize easily. Your

child might do well in a career in music, poetry, psychology, philosophy, photography,

cinematography the realms of the imagination. She works well in these areas and can help or

teach others by sharing her understanding. She is devotional by nature and would benefit from

early religious education (not of the rigid sort). She will especially enjoy the colorful stories and

parables! You may discover that Mazie understands spiritual problems and questions and

understands people from diverse backgrounds. Especially if Venus is well aspected, Mazie

is compassionate and loves to minister to life. She would probably enjoy caring for a pet.

Saturn Square Neptune

Overcoming fear and accepting responsibility are themes of this challenging square. Mazie

needs a strong sense of self-esteem. She also needs to learn to "dive in the wave" or problems

can seem overwhelming. A healthy relationship with the father will help mitigate the negative

influences. Sometimes the child feels that parents, authorities, family tradition or heritage block

her path or sense of spirituality.

Pluto: The Shadow; Deep Fears, Inner Change, Growth, Regeneration

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 Mazie'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 Mazie navigate

through intense emotions she may feel, but not necessarily comprehend. Teach her to express

this power wisely.

Pluto in Sagittarius

Mazie was born into a generation passionate in their search for truth. Nothing superficial or

ephemeral holds their attention. An intense analytical approach to life cuts through to the heart

of things. This directness may not always endear them to others, who may see them as blunt.

Politics and religion will reach new heights. During Pluto's transit through this sign, the world

may enter the dawning of a Golden Age. With hard aspects to personal planets (especially

Mars), Pluto in Sagittarius can indicate a tendency to be vindictive.

Uranus Sextile Pluto

Mazie may be a whiz when it comes to knowing how to motivate others. Her keen mind

and great analytical powers always manage to get at whatever motivation is beyond apparent

behavior. If Uranus and Pluto aspect personal planets as well, Mazie could be inventive,

clever, insightful. This is a generational aspect, indicative of a group who live through

tremendous upheaval, not without ultimate benefits!

Neptune Sextile Pluto

This aspect belongs more to the times, describing the opportunity at hand for great change

through understanding of profound spiritual laws. It points to the interest in psychology so

prevalent in this century. The times themselves prove to be a great teacher.

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.

Moon Conjunction Saturn 0357'

The child born with this aspect is usually loyal and dependable. She probably doesn't enter nor

drop relationships lightly and may be a tad shy. This aspect lends stability to the chart. Your

child may seem mature for her age.

Potential

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 Mazie'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 Mazie's chart, you may wish to exercise

extra patience.

Venus Square Jupiter 0034'

The last of the big spenders! While this aspect confers generosity of spirit, it also indicates

potential wastefulness and overindulgence of all kinds. This aspect uplifts even a more taciturn

chart, conferring a love for the company of others. Children with Venus-Jupiter contacts are

often loving and affectionate, yet they may tend to idealize their loved ones. Mazie could be

highly devotional and could benefit by right religious training (although sometimes this aspect

indicates conflicts in relationships due to conflicting ideologies). This Venus-Jupiter contact

could manifest as naivete, and/or a tendency to ignore the realities of life in favor of the good

times. This could cause serious problems in adult relationships and career. To help Mazie

master this aspect, give her plenty of encouragement but teach her self-discipline as well. Teach

her to be economical.

Moon Square Uranus 0435'

The child with this aspect may have a somewhat unusual upbringing. Later in life she is apt to

attract a partner who is independent and also a bit unusual. If the mother is inconsistent in

moods, rules or behavior, the child with this aspect could easily become confused; not knowing

what to expect from her when. She needs to know she can rely on her. Children with this

Moon-Uranus contact can be unconventional, even at the expense of popularity. She learns by

experience and may depart from the trodden path. Mazie may be restless and move around

a lot. Her desire for personal freedom quite likely goes against the majority. She could be

impulsive, more impatient than not, and (especially if Mars aspects the Moon or Uranus) could

find it hard to control her temper. She could be subject to sudden mood changes! Mazie can

master this aspect by acquiring self-control and self-knowledge. Some children with this

Moon-Uranus aspect are quite brilliant and original in their thinking. Teach Mazie the

importance of keeping commitments.

Moon Square Neptune 0554'

The child born with this Moon-Neptune aspect needs to sort out the real from the unreal. The

line between fact and fantasy may not be apparent. Mazie may need your help bringing

things into focus without shattering her gentle dream world. She may tend to over-react, because

she takes things very personally. There could be some rather harsh realities connected to her

upbringing and if so, the child could retreat within her imagination to cope. This child might be

very imaginative and artistic but needs to learn to look at life objectively. Search for ways to

develop Mazie's creativity. Teach her to maintain order in the environment.

Sun Opposition Neptune 0611'

Mazie's perception of others could be colored by an over-idealized vision, great devotion,

or negatively, by emotional bias and wishful thinking. Children born with this aspect may be

shy, fearing rejection. Help Mazie overcome fear through understanding and objective

thinking. She needs a strong sense of self-worth. Mazie could be naturally devotional with

mystical leanings.

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 Mazie'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.

Moon Sextile Mars 0040'

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.)

Sun Trine Jupiter 0318'

Mazie may surprise you with her uncanny sense of justice coupled with an innate ability to

interpret the law, whether manmade or natural. This could manifest as an ability to show others

the way through, or beyond, the problems in their lives. She could also radiate much energy and

could probably benefit by plenty of exercise and outdoor play. Mazie may be

adventuresome. Chances are she is a born traveler and you may find her very interested in

learning about the faiths and lifestyles of people across the globe and throughout history. This

placement is considered fortunate, a protective influence. Sometimes this placement indicates a

special love for the father, a teacher or Guru.

Mars Sextile Saturn 0437'

This is a sign of excellent managerial ability. At best, this aspect indicates patience, courage and

resourcefulness. Mazie is capable of much discipline. Her work tends to be well organized

and efficiently produced. She is willing to work hard and expects to receive the reward of her

efforts. Some children with this aspect, however, get frustrated and angry when their efforts are

blocked. Encourage Mazie to develop a positive attitude. Avoid being overly critical,

excessively strict, judgmental or condemnatory with this child.

Venus Sextile Saturn 0525'

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 Mazie 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. Mazie 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. Mazie may need more affection than

you suspect.

Major Life Periods

What follows amounts to a brief overview of the first thirty years or so of Mazie'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

Mazie's time of birth is more or less accurate, you will find this information both accurate

and informative.

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 Mazie "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

Mazie 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.

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 Mazie, 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.

Jun 25, 2000 1st Pass D> (Age 1 11m)

Dec 09, 2000 2nd Pass R< (Age 2 4m)

Mar 11, 2001 3rd Pass D> (Age 2 7m)

By the last date shown, Saturn, the great tester, conjoined the Midheaven and entered the

10th house of Mazie'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.

Saturn in 04th Quadrant

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 Mazie'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 Mazie's totals:

Have Air

There is an emphasis on communication, expression of ideas, and the connections between

things, places, and people. She tends towards mental pursuits and admires intelligence. You can

reach her through reason.

Have Water

Mazie is apt to experience life mostly through her emotions and how she "feels" about

someone or something. Her intuition is likely to be strong and can guide her accurately in

making forecasts or decisions. She could be compassionate and/or psychically attuned. Because

of her sensitivity, she might recoil from more aggressive types.

Want Earth

Mazie may be strong on mental activity and action but may need to acquire basic common

sense and the ability to deal with practical matters. She may require your help "getting down to

business;" completing her chores and attending to basic necessities. She could be "spacey," out

of touch with the physical dimension of reality. She needs to get centered. A balanced diet

would help. (Strong Saturn aspects by sign, aspects, and house or an Earth sign Ascendant

would compensate)

Want Fire

If Mazie lacks an inner self-confidence, she could try to overcome this by defensive

aggressiveness. She probably wishes she had more of the self-assurance her more fiery

acquaintances display. Inspire in Mazie the joy to overcome all challenges. (A strong Mars

or Sun, by sign, aspect or house position or a Fire Ascendant would compensate.)

Have Fixed

She is a solid supporter, always gravitating to the heart of things. Mazie may have trouble

getting moving, but once rolling, others better watch out. She has the stick-to-itiveness of the

tortoise that beat the hare!

Want Cardinal

Not a great starter, Mazie may have trouble initiating things and getting them moving. She

may need your help in learning how to be more assertive and outgoing.

Have Cadent

Circumstances could throw Mazie into positions where she must use her mind and deal with

communications, service, or enclosed hidden interests. She may deal with education,

psychology, spiritual enlightenment or teaching principles and techniques.

Want Angular

Mazie 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.

Patterns; Inner and Outer Self

Here we are examining basic patterns, called astrological configurations, within Mazie's

charts. These will reveal much about Mazie's basic attitude or approach to life. The more

one studies astrology, the more it comes down to a basic understanding of these simple patterns.

The configurations can provide valuable information as to the general direction of Mazie's

life, and her mode of action. It is particularly interesting to note differences in comparing the

Heliocentric and Geocentric patterns. While Heliocentric interpretations are still in an

experimental stage, some modern astrologers suggest that a comparison of these patterns

reveals the difference, if any, between our outer personality (the way we appear to others) and

our real inner self; who are we, in fact, as people get to know us? Not all people are as they

seem.

Geo: Square Helio: Trine

Mazie may not be what she appears to be. Her personality, the way the world sees her,

appears more independent and outgoing than is the case when people get to know her. An

extroverted manner screens a more inward and quiet-seeking self. In other words, she is much

more sensitive and concerned about what others think than meets the eye. Although her outer

personality may look tough and self-centered, she is more sensitive to the needs and feelings of

others than she may let on. Whereas her appearance and personality may bring her unwanted

attention, the real "me" prefers to stay out of the limelight. Appearances aside, let's take a look

at the real or inner child.

Inner Meanings, Life Patterns

Trine Type

Mazie could be the eternal patron of just about anyone who will let her look after them

the original mother hen. She needs to feel useful and wanted and is most happy when she is

active and involved and lending a hand. Always the hostess, Mazie finds herself (in most

situations) caring for and taking care of others. In fact, she may tend to worry about others too

much. Not content to let others judge her on appearance alone, she would rather be judged by

her actions, by what she has done or can do. Her general sense of concern for everything makes

her invaluable when anything needs doing and, if left unoccupied, she may be known to even

worry for worry's sake! Given only a few facts, Mazie is able to take in a situation and come

up with a real picture of what is happening. She is happiest when fully engaged. Mazie will

tend to find herself in responding to others. She is talented at putting her ideas into words and

describing or analyzing situations. Chances are she will work in one of the many service

occupations, taking care of and looking after people. Mazie's mind and caring attitude are

what others find attractive in her.

Inner Keys

Each person has one or more key qualities. Here we are not referring to the outer appearance

or personality, but rather to inner qualities: how someone is when we really get to know them.

Sun

"I AM THAT I AM!" Mazie is her own reason for being. She is likely to be self-reliant and

assertive. Her dreams, visions, and ideals propel her from within. She may have to encounter the

whole gamut of ego games in deciding which "me" she wants to be. With experience, she will

find that when she follows the inner guide, her aspirations are true and serve to show the way.

She must learn humility and patience.

Mercury

The light in Mazie's eyes says it all: her mind and ideas are central to her inner and

philosophical life. Communications on an inner and spiritual level are not just important for her,

they are indispensable. The proverb, "With all thy getting, get ye understanding," rings true for

her! Mentality is the focus and conduit through which all the other parts of Mazie function

and relate. She must learn to translate knowledge into wisdom.

Keys to Understanding Mazie's Personality

Sun

Personal ambitions and goals are apt to be central to Mazie's character. Much of her personal

life could hinge on her pursuing her own growth and success. She could be self-motivated, a

leader. On the other hand, she may tend to be somewhat self-centered. She needs to learn to take

into consideration the needs of others. She is likely to be enterprising and dynamic. Life will

teach her patience and forethought.

The Personal Hot Spot

Saturn

Mazie likes to take charge. Responsibilities and work are a prime focus in her life. She

could be ambitious, concerned about what she will do when she grows up. She could seem older

than most children. She may have to surmount many obstacles during her life. She needs to learn

to be orderly. The father (or dominant parent, father substitute) may play an important role in

her life. Help her look on the bright side.

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: Physical Appearance, How Others See Me, Personality

First House

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 Mazie'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.

Leo on First House Cusp

Leo energy is expressive and concerned with dramatic self-awareness and a sense of pride and

ownership. Here is a sense of confidence from which the emotive and outgoing Leo energy

operates. Often very artistic, and always theatrical and expressive, this sign is good for creativity

and the arts. Mazie may seek creative means to express herself through the affairs of the

house with Leo on the cusp.

Second House: Possesions, Talents, Resources, Sense of Self-Worth

Second House

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 Mazie 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 Mazie 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.

Virgo on Second House Cusp

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.

Third House: Communication, Early Education, Brothers & Sisters

Third House

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 Mazie'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.

Libra on Third House Cusp

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 Mazie 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

Fourth House: Home, Family, Needs, Mother

Fourth House

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

Mazie is likely to manage her own family one day. Land and property also come under the

fourth house domain.

Scorpio on Fourth House Cusp

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.

Pluto in Fourth House

The child born with Pluto in the house of the family may have to go through a lot of changes

that affect her sense of security. The home and family situation could be a focus for growth and

real learning an area of great sensitivity and vulnerability. One of the parents in particular

could impact the child significantly. She needs much love and support. If power struggles and

disputes characterize the home life, this child may grow to feel alienated. (Or she could distance

herself from relatives due to her own demanding tone!) Mazie could be remarkably

resourceful.

Fifth House: Self-Expression, Creativity, Giving/Receiving Love

Fifth House

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 Mazie 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.

Sagittarius on Fifth House Cusp

Sagittarius is associated with religion, philosophy and travel. Mazie 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.

Sixth House: Responsibility, Work, Health, Habits

Sixth House

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.

Capricorn on Sixth House Cusp

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 Mazie

is particularly willing to work hard for earned results.

Uranus in Sixth House

Stock up on microscopes, inventor sets and electronics kits. Uranus in the 6th often indicates an

interest in science, electronics, computers, even research and programming. Often there is

considerable ingenuity and/or mathematical ability. Uranus in the house of health sometimes

points to an interest in homeopathy, alternate medicine and spiritual healing. If afflicted, Uranus

here could show up as irritability or sudden or unusual health problems. Children with this

placement may be restless. They may need help learning to quiet the mind and settle down to the

task at hand. Especially if afflicted, the child may balk at routine chores and academic drills,

preferring to place her attention on something new. Provide this child with challenging lessons.

Nevertheless, be patient in teaching her good study and work habits. Self-discipline acquired

during childhood will help her avoid the potential difficulties of this placement during

adulthood: namely, instability in employment, discordant relationship with co-workers, health

problems as a result of nervousness.

Neptune in Sixth House

Mazie may be quite imaginative when it comes to her health, the food she eats, and how she

takes care of herself. Quick to get the picture, Mazie may find herself helping others see the

benefits that proper care (mental, physical, and such) can bring. Children with Neptune in the

6th house typically enjoy caring for plants and pets. Mazie may enjoy learning about herbs

and the mysteries of nature. Correcting diet could be the means to remedy emotional problems

related to food allergies. There could be a sensitivity to food or medications. With this position,

a balanced diet is essential. Mazie seeks to serve. Give her child-sized tools to accomplish

"real jobs" at an early age. She needs a strong sense of self-esteem, lest she allow others to take

advantage of her desire to help. The child with this Neptune placement is often quite

compassionate toward others, but tends to be her own worse critic! Apparent lack of initiative

may actually mask a fear of failure. Never tire in pointing out to Mazie her strengths!

Seventh House: Relationships with Others

Seventh House

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 Mazie 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 Mazie'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.

Aquarius on Seventh House Cusp

Aquarius is the sign of brotherly love. Aquarian energy is futuristic, prophetic, communal. The

focus is on the goal, and the goal is for the many, not the few. This sign tends toward

independence. The house with Aquarius on the cusp sometimes indicates areas of special

talents.

Eighth House: Pain, Sharing, Attitudes toward Sex

Eighth House

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 Mazie 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.

Pisces on Eighth House Cusp

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 Mazie 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).

Jupiter in Eighth House

If other factors in the chart agree, Mazie may be a super business person! Keep your eyes

open for clues; does she sign up to be class treasurer? On the other hand, the 8th house relates

not only to finances (with Jupiter, finances in a BIG way) but to spiritual mysteries. Searching,

delving, researching, inventing, discovering, seeing...Mazie's life path involves cutting

through appearances and superficialities and laying bare the reality of a situation. This could

mean that the business world is an open book for her easy to read. Or she may find

psychology fascinating. Jupiter here may indicate a career in medicine, in emergency care. This

placement also favors any work related to real estate, taxes, banking and insurance.

Ninth House: Faith, Ethics, Cultural Traditions, Higher Education

Ninth House

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 Mazie'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.

Aries on Ninth House Cusp

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 Mazie is most apt to be assertive, and even a bit

impulsive. Here is where she can learn the lessons of patience.

Moon in Ninth House

Mazie's honest outlook on life is something that others sense in her and support. She is

likely to have a natural bent for ritual, religion, travel, and colorful historical tales. She may feel

she has a special mission or quest in life. Later, as an adult, she could teach or guide groups in

matters of religion or philosophy. Travel, or residence in a foreign country is sometimes

indicated by this placement. Attitudes instilled early in life will strongly influence Mazie's

values as an adult. Intuitive guidance and a spirited imagination can lead Mazie to spiritual

heights. Negatively, the Moon (emotion) working through the mind (9th) can result in a

tendency to misread other people's intentions. This can stimulate strong feelings of resentment

and getting even. Teach Mazie how to clear up misunderstandings through communication.

Adults with the Moon in the 9th (especially if afflicted) sometimes take a fanatical, dogmatic, or

narrow religious stance. While intolerant religious attitudes often spring from intellectual pride,

you can help Mazie avoid this trap by teaching her to respect people's right to choose their

faith.

Saturn in Ninth House

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 Mazie'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. Mazie 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: Father, Authority Figures, Peer Status, Career Potential

Tenth House

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.

Taurus on Tenth House Cusp

Taurus energy is stable. Here is where Mazie 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.

Eleventh House: Friends, Aspirations, Community

Eleventh House

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 Mazie 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.

Gemini on Eleventh House Cusp

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

Mazie is apt to show curiosity, mental interest and diversity.

Sun in Eleventh House

Mazie's innate idealism and love for humanity can blossom in group or community work,

especially if she is in a leadership role. Friendships mean a lot to her. Anything that is altruistic

or serves the common good that's where she can be found. Scouts or 4 H Club could afford

her the opportunity to work with groups. Mazie strives to make her dreams and ideals real.

This position lends itself to change and reformation, and therefore is not uncommon in the

charts of politicians! Often there is a love of electronics and inventions. This placement also

relates to acting, broadcasting and flying.

Venus in Eleventh House

Unless Venus receives challenging squares, Mazie is apt to be warm & sociable. (Squares

may indicate shyness or difficulty with friends.) The child with Venus in the 11th house loves to

get involved in community projects and group work. It's easy for her to find something to like in

almost anybody and you may need to guide her in the proper selection of friends (although you

should expect to receive an interesting cast of characters!). She is a perfect candidate for school

clubs, team projects and sports. She will learn to appreciate goals and efforts at the global level.

This position favors political involvement, university level work, and acting. This Venus

placement may also confer a love of science, electronics, and invention.

Mars in Eleventh House

Is this the child that rocks the boat? Could be, since Mars in the 11th infers a spirit to reform,

change or depart from the prevailing order. Typically, Mars in the 11th house points to a love of

team work, of working in groups, of having many friends. With hard aspects, a child might have

difficulty joining the group, may feel out of place or "different," or could be prone to getting into

fights! Scientific know-how is common as is a love of invention. A natural politician and

revolutionary of the spirit, she needs to learn self-discipline and strong moral values during

childhood so that she can choose the right causes when she is older. Besides politicians and

inventors, this Mars placement is common in the charts of pilots, electronic engineers, people

working in Universities or New Age Communities, researchers, and actors. As a child, her

selection of friends may influence the goals she sets for herself later in life. An urge to make her

altruistic dreams a reality keeps her moving in the direction of group goals and endeavors.

Twelth House: Fears, Fantasies, Imagination, Compassion

Twelfth House

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 Mazie'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.

Cancer on Twelfth House Cusp

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 Mazie is likely to look for security. The child

could be particularly sensitive to the issues of that house.

Mercury in Twelfth House

Mazie's mind is naturally interested in all that is psychological and beneath the surface of

things. Ideas of self-sacrifice and compassion how to serve and help others come naturally to

her. She may be exceptionally intuitive, imaginative, and/or artistic. If there are health or school

problems, their cause may not be easy to discern. The 12th house is the house of the

subconscious. This child needs positive reinforcement from teachers and parents. If Mercury is

retrograde or challenged by hard squares, learning difficulties may (but not necessarily) crop up

in early education. Especially if Mercury is in a water sign, the child may base her decisions on

feelings rather than logic.