Astrological Report for

Karen

Karen

Jun 06, 1968

06:30:00 PM EDT +04:00

Fort Lauderdale, Fl

081W30'10" 26N01'40"

Placidus House System

Planet

Sign

Position

House

House Cusps

Ascendant

Scorpio

24įSc11'

01st

01 24įSc11'

Sun

Gemini

16įGe15'

07th

02 23įSg51'

Moon

Libra

21įLi31'

11th

03 25įCp48'

Mercury

Cancer

02įCa00'R

08th

04 29įAq16'

Venus

Gemini

12įGe34'

07th

05 01įAr25'

Mars

Gemini

20įGe20'

07th

06 29įAr42'

Jupiter

Leo

28įLe51'

09th

07 24įTa11'

Saturn

Aries

22įAr33'

05th

08 23įGe51'

Uranus

Virgo

25įVi05'

10th

09 25įCa48'

Neptune

Scorpio

24įSc35'R

01st

10 29įLe16'

Pluto

Virgo

20įVi11'

10th

11 01įLi25'

Midheaven

Leo

29įLe16'

10th

12 29įLi42'

         


Karen,

While this astrology report is actually written for parents, about their child, I find it is helpful to look at ourselves as the inner child and see what is, what might have been, and what yet can come. I hope you enjoy this insight into that inner child in yourself. I hope we can talk about this report when you are able, perhaps sit down together sometime and explore it together.

Bonnie


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. 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. The child comes to us with her own birthchart, 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.

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.

4. It is assumed that you're using this report as a key to better understand and as a key to unlock potential, but that at no time will you use this report (and its recommendations) to replace common sense, and your own good judgment. Remember:

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

In reading about your chart, 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 this report:

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 you may meet your greatest challenges, but also where you 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 you 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 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 a child with Aries Rising is learning how to direct energy constructively. But how will she do it? The report may refer you to another section on Mars.

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

positive aspects can also indicate to you how to work out the difficulty successfully.

3. RESOLVING CONTRADICTIONS: What to do when you come across information that

is contradictory? None of us is black and white. For example, a child might be extroverted in sports, but shy in academics, or vice-versa. Some children, however, will need help in working out such structural conflicts.

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

5. Astrological knowledge must never be used to demean, criticize, or put anyone down. Take note of areas of great sensitivity, vulnerability, or pain in the child's chart. Find ways to help her master these. Be kind to your self. 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!

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

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

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

The Rising Sign

First let's take a quick look at your Ascendant, or Rising sign. Astrologers want to know what zodiac sign is rising at birth, since this gives a picture of the way we appear or come across to others. We look out upon the world through the glasses of the Rising Sign. The Rising Sign will offer clues as to how you 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.

Karenís chart has Scorpio Rising. A Scorpio Rising child may appear intense and secretive. She probably likes to feel that she is in charge! Children with strong Scorpio placements usually respect power: rules consistently and lovingly applied. You may be super sensitive, which can be a blessing and at the same time a burden. She is likely to be extremely self-reliant. She could be creative and dynamic in her expression. Let me do it my way, Mom! If you can manage to keep your cool when confronted with little Scorpio's emotional intensity, you'll teach her the valuable lesson of mastering her emotions, and her anger! Learning to let go of desire may be a tough lesson, best learnt as a child. Scorpio is ruled by Mars and Pluto. Aspects to either or both of these planets describe the child's temperament. House positions of Mars and Pluto could pinpoint areas of great importance to her.

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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. Your greatest strengths and challenges are often described by the qualities of the 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.


Karenís chart has the Sun in Gemini

Gemini is an Air sign on the thinking cross. Its symbol is The Twins. Geminis are here, there and everywhere and come up with a thousand questions! (Record her questions in a little book and then research the answers together.) Your little Gemini was born to investigate, search, and explore. She likely seeks to communicate by all available means: talking, writing, broadcasting, learning foreign languages. Phones and walky-talkies make a big hit! Some Gemini children are chatterboxes. Others are exceptionally witty. Teach your Gemini to be still and to listen to what others have to say. All manner of transportation may catch her attention; scooters, bicycles, (note: think motorcycles when old enough, and consider Scorpio rising as well), skates, whatever, anything in which to get around! Gemini children can be into many projects at once! A skill essential to your little Gemini's future success is the ability to focus and complete the task at hand. As your Gemini grows, you might find ways, such as making lists, to help her order her mind and her tasks. She needs this training to develop good study habits and avoid dissipating her energy. Gemini children are born mimics. They need good role models. Discernment is advised in the selection of books and movies, since little Gemini will copy (often verbatim) what she sees and hears. Sometimes the Gemini ability to pick up quickly amounts to a high degree of impressionability. A good book is like a treasured friend to children of this double air (mind) sign. Stack up your library! The Gemini child is often the teacher's pet because she loves to read and enjoys learning a broad range of subjects. Gemini children typically like learning at a fairly brisk pace. Gemini rules writing and journalism. You might benefit by keeping a diary. Later she may be interested in working on the school paper. Working with her hands could steady her restless mind. (Sewing, painting, building with legos, washing the dishes, planting) Gemini children seek variety in everything; clothes, food, books and in everyday experience. Some have trouble staying still! Needs to learn to concentrate.

Moon Trine Sun

Considered by itself, this trine between the Lights indicates a balanced personality, one in which will (Sun) and feeling (Moon) work together harmoniously. Unless either the Sun or Moon receive hard afflictions, it is probable that you are popular among your friends and content among your kin. The Sun-Moon trine infuses the chart with vitality and often indicates physical strength and/or a healthy constitution at birth. Children with this aspect typically get along well with friends of both sexes.

Sun Conjunction Venus

You are gracious, expressive, warm and affectionate. You radiates love and others are drawn to you. This combination attracts friends and indicates popularity. You may gravitate toward authority figures. You probably attracts friends who are older, or dignified in some way. You may enjoy a close relationship to your father. You may be artistically gifted, or grow to appreciate theater and the arts (if given the opportunity to develop along these lines). You may be magnetic, robust and yet quite refined in manner. You may have a sweet tooth.

Sun Conjunction Mars

There is an accent on leadership and action. This combination confers abundant energy. Karen likely has natural athletic ability. Whatever the direction she chooses, she is determined to plow on until she reaches the goal! Karen may have a knack of getting into arguments or fights. Your child enjoys contests and will learn by pitting her physical or mental strength against others. She could be willful, stubborn, impulsive, too daring for her own good. If she learns to control her temper, she could be a dynamo! Learn respect for others and find ways to channel energy into accomplishments such as in sports or in creative projects demanding physical or mental stamina. Karen will be is very active in these areas.


Sun Sextile Saturn

This placement confers a real love of science and natural laws. Karen may be a tireless worker with absolute determination and the ability to carry great projects through to completion. Always the protector to those she comes to know, your child likely is loyal to friends and will tend to have long and secure relationships. Sometimes this aspect points to a position of authority in adult life. Regardless of circumstances, the child with this contact is apt to receive support from parents and elders during childhood. Nevertheless, her most significant achievements come from her own efforts. This Sun-Saturn aspect strengthens the constitution. Your child benefits by learning in a structured environment, by developing a strong moral character and by acquiring study habits that teach her organization and concentration.

Sun Square Pluto

This is an aspect of confrontation. The child has lessons to learn in cooperating and dealing harmoniously with others. Perhaps she feels threatened and shy, or perhaps she tends to be demanding of loved ones. She could tend toward explosions and could have strong disagreements with authority figures. Some children with this aspect express themselves in such a forceful manner that others feel taken back! Avoid threatening, coercing or putting down this child. The better she feels about herself, the greater chance she will have of astering this aspect! When channeled constructively, this aspect can lead to profound self-awareness and leadership potential.

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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 on).

Karen has the Moon in the sign of Libra

Libra is an Air sign on the action cross. Its symbol is The Scales. Children with the Moon is Libra are friendly. They need to have close relationships to feel happy. They seek to understand about themselves through others. Children with this placement can be very sensitive to what other people think about them. Above all, they seek to please and are capable of putting forth their best to measure up to your praise or conversely of acting out negative behaviors to please an adult or friend who somehow doesn't see the best in them. Karen needs to have a strong sense of identity apart from the opinions of others. She needs to learn to "DARE TO BE TRUE." your child is apt to be courteous, a natural charmer, with an inborn sense of refinement and graciousness. She benefits by early exposure to the social graces and feels at peace in beautiful surroundings. This child of the scales can feel unbalanced, uncomfortable, even angry in a discordant environment. She seeks peace and inner balance. She tends to compare herself to others and unless she has learned to feel good about herself may place herself at the low end of the scales!

She is apt to be giving, conciliatory, and even flattering in relationships, and able to adjust to almost any situation. Reflective, tactful, your child knows how to express understanding. The Moon in Libra child may be prone to dishonesty, sometimes to avoid confrontation or anything that would rock the boat! She could withdraw or show visible stress in a household where discord is the norm. Nevertheless, she needs to learn to stand up for herself and for truth. Stress honesty at all times in your household! Let her know if you catch her in a fib. False charm can be manipulative, a mask of hypocrisy hiding one's true intention. The Moon in Libra child may perceive the mother as lovely and sociable, or see the mother as the balancing factor in the family, unless other aspects to the moon show discordant energy with the moon expressing as needing balance.

Moon Trine Sun

Spirit and matter, mother and father, mind and emotion are in harmony, a blessing and an indication of a healthy personality! Usually this aspect indicates harmony between the parents, or that the child has a good rapport with both, providing her with a strong foundation for successful adult relationships. Typically, these children work well with authorities; parents, teachers, other adults. Life may not always be a bed of roses for any of us, but with this positive Sun-Moon contact, your child will likely always find the resources she requires at hand plus the necessary instruction as to how to use them. Your child is apt to be sociable and likable. She likely feels at home with people of all ages. A love of pets and animals, children, older people, and the needy and downtrodden in general, is likely to be a lifelong trait.


Moon Trine Mars

People with this aspect tend to be attractive and physically active. They often enjoy group sports. Karen 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 Opposition Saturn

Children born with the Moon square or opposite Saturn may have to grapple with trying conditions at home: apart from circumstances, the parents could be excessively strict, severe, rigid or emotionally distant. These attitudes inhibit the spontaneous flow of emotions in the child. In households where this is not the case, the child is nevertheless apt to perceive it as so. She needs an extra dose of affection, particularly from her mother! She needs to know she is worthy of being loved. Teach her to see what is good about herself and others. Remind her that when we smile the world smiles with us, but when we cry we often cry alone!

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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 Karen expresses love, the things that mean a lot to her, and her appreciation for beauty (or lack of it). Mercury tells us something about our child's perception, verbal expression, schooling-in short, how her mind works, how she thinks and communicates.

Mercury: The Mind and Communication

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

Karen has Mercury in Cancer in her chart

Cancer is a Water sign on the action cross. The Mercury in Cancer child senses things with the mind and understands that feelings are thoughts too. What does this or that thought mean? Where is it pointing? These are questions she may ask herself. Your child tends to use subjective rather than objective logic-intuition and gut instinct. Poetry, music, and the arts interest her, as does psychology. This placement usually indicates a good memory. Emotions could cloud objective thinking.

Mercury Sextile Jupiter

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

Brilliance or eccentricity? Children with this aspect may be very original thinkers! Nevertheless, they usually require instruction in follow-up and consistency in their work. This child's natural tendency could be to change her mind in the middle of a project and go rushing off in some new direction. Guide your child in finding practical uses for her plentiful insights.

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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 your child's taste in food, eating habits, care of possessions and attitude toward money and belongings.

Karen has Venus in Gemini

Gemini is an Air sign on the thinking cross. Its symbol is The Twins. Your child 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. Your child needs many avenues to explore. She likely enjoys researching and asking questions. On the move, your child will probably attract many different friends. Children with Venus in Gemini often love going on excursions and trips.

Sun Conjunction Venus

Your child has a basic self-esteem that is plain to all who meet her. Your child is sociable and she displays a sense of beauty in her appearance and environment. Your child may be gracious in manner or artistically talented. (Look up the house position and sign of the Sun and Venus to get a clearer idea of how this combination will outpicture) If free of major afflictions, your child is happy and tends to uplift others. Because of her pleasing manner, your child gets along well with peers and with elders. Sometimes, self-indulgence and a sweet tooth need to be curbed with this combination. Your child may be physically attractive, or concerned with the way she looks. A favorable placement for teachers, personnel consultants, interior decorators, artists, beauticians and anyone working with beauty and people.

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The External Planets: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn

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

Mars: 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). Mars tells us about our interests 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.

Karen has her Mars in Gemini

Gemini is an Air sign on the thinking cross. Its symbol is The Twins. The Mars in Gemini child is motivated toward mental accomplishments. She typically loves to learn and loves to teach her findings. Communication of all kinds-speaking, writing, phones, walkie-talkies, visits and socializing-provide her with the means of disseminating information. She may have too many irons in the fire at once. She can be all over the place, always trying to make one more connection. Make sure she finishes what she begins before she begins something else although she may be deft at doing more than one job at a time! (As an adult, she may hold two or more jobs simultaneously.) Speaking and writing come naturally to her as well as the ability to pick up foreign languages. Gemini rules the hands. You may find your child uses many gestures in speaking including a tap-tap-tap with her fingers on the table which says, "Hurry up, Mom, this is taking too long!" your child has a need for lots of variety, a change of pace. She tends to be restless, even nervous but needs to learn to take a breath and be at peace. Your child may be witty and clever. Nevertheless, be patient in teaching her to control her tongue! Sometimes, this position inclines to argumentation and rude speech or worse yet, to gossip. Because she enjoys changes of scenery, she delights in trying out different forms of transportation, from strollers, tricycles and roller blades to cars and train rides. Children with Mars in Gemini often have fine motor abilities. Working with the hands helps her focus her mind. Teach her that there's a place for everything, for everything a place and you'll be doing her a service for life! Especially if afflicted, keeping her room clean (with countless books and objects) may prove challenging to both of you! Brothers and/or sisters may play an important role in your child's life.

Sun Conjunction Mars

Your child is a born doer, with an incredible drive to accomplish and achieve in life. When your child wants something, she goes after it, for her ambitions are backed up by the will to get things done. Your child can be very emotional, and others might find her a bit too assertive. She tries hard and she always pushes on toward whatever goals she has in mind. Even as a toddler, it's best not to let her flaunt anger. To be successful your child needs to curb drive with patience. Teach her to be kind and to show consideration for the needs of others. She could excel at sports.

Moon Trine Mars

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

Mars Sextile Saturn

This is a sign of excellent managerial ability. At best, this aspect indicates patience, courage and resourcefulness. Your child 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 your child to develop a positive attitude. Avoid being overly ritical, excessively strict, judgmental or condemnatory with this child.

Mars Square Uranus

The child with this aspect could have a real temper and be prone to sudden outbursts. She may insist on being independent, having her own way, even when this is against her own best interests. Your child may need to learn to cooperate with others. Children with this aspect profit by learning the wisdom of seeking the middle way, but more often than not they learn through the University of hard knocks! Without responsibility there is no true freedom. The child with Mars-Uranus contacts learns by facing the consequences of her actions. Children with this aspect sometimes display a bravery that borders on danger. Again, the lesson is freedom within limits.


Mars Square Pluto

Your child could be strong, courageous, and/or daring. More likely than not, she tends to be independent, headstrong and strong-willed. This square, when mastered, is a powerkeg of energy! As your child grows, you may need to exercise great patience in helping her work out the powerful energies within this square. She might need help dealing with, and expressing anger. Especially if Mars and Pluto are in Cardinal signs, your child might tend to be impulsive and over-reactive; she could be combative, tending to get into fights. While she may resist any form of perceived limits, you must discourage her from taking on a dare-devil attitude that could land her in trouble. If the planets are in fixed signs, she could surprise you by her dogged determination but could have trouble sharing power; she could feel uncomfortable except when she is in command. Your child could well excel in leadership and pioneer type roles, but might have to learn not to be a bull in a china shop! If the planets are in mutable signs, the child may have a variety of talents or interested but needs to focus, define and apply herself to be effective. 

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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).

Karen has Jupiter in Leo

Your child has Jupiter, planet of opportunity, in Leo, sign of dramatic self-expression. This doesn't necessarily mean that she will one day be on stage but she probably seeks opportunities (and jobs) that let her show off her special talents. Similarly, your child may love parades, pageants and religious ceremonies. In teaching her religion, you might want to employ flannel boards, costumes and colorful illustrations. Inspiring others comes naturally to her, so she could do her best learning in teaching younger children. Bubbly and expressive (especially if personal planets are in fire signs as well), she takes pride in her accomplishments and looks to you for recognition of her works! Nevertheless with Jupiter in the sign of the regal lion, she could roar, or put on airs if she feel unnoticed! She could be arrogant and self-centered as well. Teach her the adage that she that would be great must also be able to serve! This placement could point to a career working with children, in entertainment, and lends itself toward leadership roles. While your child likes to take the lead, help her find later success by stressing the importance of cooperation with others, and teamwork.

Mercury Sextile Jupiter

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

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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 your child's chart and in your own provide a wonderful blueprint whose design you can follow to help your children grow to be successful in this world.

Saturn in Karen's chart is in Aries

The child with Saturn, planet of limitation, in fiery Aries often feels a need to strike out and be bold but circumstances or authority figures may block action. This placement favors self-reliance born out of patient striving. Later in life, some form of duty or obligation may take precedent over personal choices. Children with this placement may be touchy and defensive. This is due to their tendency to see things primarily from their own perspective. On the positive side, this placement indicates resourcefulness and initiative and a willingness to work hard at overcoming perceived shortcomings. At best, Saturn in Aries indicates a serious minded pioneer (in whatever field). She doesn't need to carry a chip on her shoulder, because she has developed self-confidence and can take on difficult circumstances in a challenging mode. At worst, Saturn in the sign of the ego can indicate a self-justified and self-centered individual bent on her own ambition and resentful of any real or imagined opposition to her plans. The key factor depends on how the child perceives herself and also on the nature of her relationship to the father or dominant parent. Success comes from combining enterprise with self-discipline.

Sun Sextile Saturn

Responsibilities are handled easily by your child. She tends to pile on tasks, one after another. Your child likes to work hard, and can accomplish much. It takes a lot to overload her willingness to take charge and help out. With right training, her innate organizational skills will emerge. A career in one of the physical sciences is quite possible. Your child enjoys interacting with those in authority, with parents, teachers and elders. She does her best learning in a structured and disciplined environment.

Moon Opposition 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 thrive 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 your child and she needs plenty of it in honest measures! A lot depends on the patterns developed during childhood. An overly strict upbringing, judgmental parents or harsh conditions would bring out the negative side of this opposition. The example of and relationship with the father is key to your child's development. Teach her to think positively. No complaining allowed! Count your blessings together daily!

Mars Sextile Saturn

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

Jupiter Trine Saturn

Get out the blocks! Your child is a natural architect and builder, able to use her mind to make decisions in matters of form and function. Your child likes to build each step and have each decision be an end in itself. Things must be done right! Your child also may have great skill with the law, whether man-made or those of nature, and you may discover she can put all of this into words as well! Your child could do well teaching or training others in these areas. (Why not start by encouraging her to coach her younger brother or the children in the lower grades)? Your child gets along well with authorities and has a natural gift for solving problems.

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The Outer Planets

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

Uranus: 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.

Karenís chart has Uranus in Virgo

As a sub-generation, this group seeks to find new and practical ways to serve others. They bring about brilliant insights into diet, health, ecology, conservation, and the like. New or alternate life styles and ways to make a living interest them. This placement confers resourcefulness and business talent. Some astrologers believe that individuals of this age group born with Pluto conjoining Uranus in Virgo (between 1964 and 1968) are destined to revolutionize industry, education, ecology and medicine.

Mercury Square Uranus

Children with this Mercury/Uranus contact may surprise others with thoughts that are extreme, eccentric or that border on genius (but even so, which could easily be misinterpreted). Your child may need to learn to back up new insights with common sense and practical application and to avoid snap judgments. If Mercury and Uranus are in Gemini, Sagittarius, or Pisces, she will have to work at tethering the mind and focusing on the subject at hand at school. She could be easily distracted or bored. Temper could be an issue. Provide your child with a peaceful and uncluttered environment. Diet could be a key element in the equation.

Mars Square Uranus

The square (challenge) between Mars (action, motivation, desire) and Uranus (innovation) suggests that the Karen needs to learn to get the upperhand on a possibly restless nature. She may not take easily to restraints of any kind (i.e. keeping schedules, wearing a helmet while cycling, etc.) but may need to adjust for safety's sake! Very little can be accomplished without some sort of discipline and training, and your child may resist these. Acquiring self-discipline, the ability to delay gratification, to work because the job needs to be done (even if she doesn't feel like it), and generally becoming self-motivated will head your child in the right direction for success. Be patient in showing her the way. your child needs consistent attention and parenting. Children with Mars/Uranus contacts typically enjoy plenty of physical exercise. You may have to help her deal with sudden bursts of anger. The tension of this dynamic aspect between Mars and Uranus often releases in an explosive temper especially when the child feels she has been too inhibited. These impulsive young people may act first, think about consequences later. When the parent/teacher learns how to motivate the child and gives her consistent, structured instruction-this aspect can lead to steady achievements.) Stress this formula: the degree of self-discipline, accountability, responsibility = the degree of freedom.

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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 your child may not consciously be aware of Neptune's influence until she reaches adulthood.

Karenís Neptune is in Scorpio in her chart.

For many of this generation, the spiritual search became paramount in their lives. Others hooked unto false stars in rock and drug subcultures. The collective unconscious threatens to burst in this sign and individually its members must reach higher. As parents of today's children, many of whom have Uranus in Scorpio, the inner search of individuals with this placement will have much to do with how they awaken their child to inner truths...or conversely, to emotional pain and chaos! Money, power, and sex are issues that need to be clarified. Hopefully, this generation will impart sound values to their child, lest they later break away! At best, this placement confers compassion, intuitive understanding and a healing presence.

Jupiter Square Neptune

All art requires discipline! Children born with a Jupiter/Neptune square often are imaginative and creative. The pitfall is self-indulgence, over-extension of self or resources (later in life, this could be an over-extension of credit!) Karen is apt to be kind and warmhearted. She tends to idealize. Teach her to always mean what she says and not to make promises she cannot keep or others might consider her dishonest. Woolgathering could be a problem at school (unless offset by strong Mercury/Saturn aspects). You can help your child make her dreams come true by teaching her to finish her projects on time (starting with putting the building blocks back on the shelf is not too early), stressing the importance of order and neatness in her room, desk, homework, appearance, labeling her clothes and bringing them home from school, and by finding creative ways to channel her imagination. In short, teach your child to discipline the mind.

Uranus Sextile Neptune

This positive aspect confers insight and vision into what unites people and into the dreams and mystical regions of our mind. Your child likely has an innate capacity for communicating with others, especially when it comes to religion, music and the arts. New paths to world or personal unity may be a major interest, and your child may astound you with her insights as to how to make her dreams real. If Venus is well aspected, she may have a vivid imagination and marked artistic talent. She probably enjoy movies, music and theater.

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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 your child's chart, she will experience an intense desire for self-transformation on some level of her being. Pluto contacts often teach us through intense experiences. We feel as if we've lived several lifetimes in one! The struggle of our century with nuclear power is a Plutonian issue. Will this intense power be used as a dynamo of life or to devastate life? Stress the positive, be ready to help your child navigate through intense emotions she may feel, but not necessarily comprehend. Teach her to express this power wisely.

Karen has Pluto in Virgo

Your child was born into a group who brought the world revolutionary concepts in health, industry, food, and computer science. Individually, they tend to be radical when it comes to self-analysis, which means health care, food (natural foods movement), physical well-being, and so on. Serving and caring for oneself and for others are primary sources of inner growth and changes. The Pluto in Virgo individual may be sensitive to criticism, or she may dish it out too .intensely. She can fixate on details and lose sight of the forest for the trees. She needs to learn how to let go of anxiety. As Virgo represents the Earth mother, an afflicted Pluto in Virgo may indicates lessons in morality and sexuality. Youth born into this sign need to learn right diet, dress, and hygiene. They need to respect their bodies as the temple of the inner light!

Sun Square Pluto

Perhaps she needs to be "King of the Sandbox" or perhaps she needs to be in control of her environment. She could be bossy with friends, demanding of parents. She could have quite a temper to boot! On the other hand, sometimes this challenging square manifests as shyness, an attempt to avoid confronting life at the personal level, leading to frustration. Watch and observe her, but the bottom line is a need to "let go." Much depends on the interaction with and example of the father and other authority figures during childhood. There is much power locked in this square. The child who is taught humility and purpose during youth could unlock the tremendous potential of this square and be a leader in adulthood.

Mars Square Pluto

There could be a lot of emotional tension with this combination. You may find that your child tends to set herself up against whatever forces of change manage to rear their heads around her. This is especially true where feelings are concerned. A study of the overall chart will show how best to deal with this forceful combination. Here is the child who wants to get going and may explode (or implode) if thwarted. Here is the toddler who must learn that temper tantrums don't help (please see to it!) Here is the four year old who must learn obedience lest she take over the roost. We are looking at potential willfulness and temper. Turn it around and we see a dynamic combination expressing itself as drive, determination, courage in the face of great odds, the endurance of ten! Environment, education, karma make the difference! Even as you teach your child obedience (day one is not too early), beware of being overly forceful or unkind. Hopefully, early childhood discipline will be tempered with love. You will need to establish a good communication and trust with her.

Uranus Conjunction Pluto

Secrets have a short half-life around her, for she has them out in a wink of an eye. Your child may be brilliant when it comes to insights into the mind, psychology, and motivation-yours or others. So, always answer her questions honestly. Her intensity is obvious, and some may prefer to keep their distance rather than subject themselves to her laser eye! Nothing is passed over without being turned inside-out. Her analytical powers are likely to be superb: your child could be a computer whiz, or possess a marked scientific bent. Electronics may be a favorite hobby.

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 int his 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.

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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 your child's chart should give you a greater understanding as to how to help her turn stumbling blocks into rings on the ladder of success. Therefore, when it comes to the following factors in your child's chart, you may wish to exercise extra patience.


Sun Conjunction Venus
03į41'

Your child is gracious, expressive, warm and affectionate. She radiates love and others are drawn to her. This combination attracts friends and indicates popularity. Your child may gravitate toward authority figures. She probably attracts friends who are older, or dignified in some way. Your child may enjoy a close relationship to her father. She may be artistically gifted, or grow to appreciate theater and the arts (if you give her the opportunity to develop along these lines). Your child may be magnetic, robust and yet quite refined in manner. She may have a sweet tooth.

Sun Conjunction Mars 04į05'

There is an accent on leadership and action. This combination confers abundant energy. Your child likely has natural athletic ability. Whatever the direction she chooses, she is determined to plow on until she reaches the goal! your child may have a knack of getting into arguments or fights. Your child enjoys contests and will learn by pitting her physical or mental strength against others. She could be willful, stubborn, impulsive, too daring for her own good. If she learns to control her temper, she could be a dynamo! Teach your child respect for others and find ways for her to channel her energy into accomplishments such as in sports or in creative projects demanding physical or mental stamina. Check out the affairs of the sign(s) and house(s) where the Sun and Mars are posited: your child will be is very active in these areas.

Mars Square Pluto 00į09'

Your child could be strong, courageous, and/or daring. More likely than not, she tends to be independent, headstrong and strong-willed. This square, when mastered, is a powerkeg of energy! As your child grows, you may need to exercise great patience in helping her work out the powerful energies within this square. She might need help dealing with, and expressing anger. Especially if Mars and Pluto are in Cardinal signs, your child might tend to be impulsive and over-reactive; she could be combative, tending to get into fights. While she may resist any form of perceived limits, you must discourage her from taking on a dare-devil attitude that could land her in trouble. If the planets are in fixed signs, she could surprise you by her dogged determination but could have trouble sharing power; she could feel uncomfortable except when she is in command. Karen could well excel in leadership and pioneer type roles, but might have to learn not to be a bull in a china shop! If the planets are in mutable signs, the child may have a variety of talents or interested but needs to focus, define and apply herself to be effective.

Moon Opposition Saturn 01į01'

Children born with the Moon square or opposite Saturn may have to grapple with trying conditions at home: apart from circumstances, the parents could be excessively strict, severe, rigid or emotionally distant. These attitudes inhibit the spontaneous flow of emotions in the child. In households where this is not the case, the child is nevertheless apt to perceive it as so. She needs an extra dose of affection, particularly from her mother! She needs to know she is worthy of being loved. Teach her to see what is good about herself and others. Remind her that when we smile the world smiles with us, but when we cry we often cry alone!

Sun Square Pluto 03į56'

This is an aspect of confrontation. The child has lessons to learn in cooperating and dealing harmoniously with others. Perhaps she feels threatened and shy, or perhaps she tends to be demanding of loved ones. She could tend toward explosions and could have strong disagreements with authority figures. Some children with this aspect express themselves in such a forceful manner that others feel taken back! Avoid threatening, coercing or putting down this child. The better she feels about herself, the greater chance she will have of astering this aspect! When channeled constructively, this aspect can lead to profound self-awareness and leadership potential.

Mars Square Uranus 04į45'

The child with this aspect could have a real temper and be prone to sudden outbursts. She may insist on being independent, having her own way, even when this is against her own best interests. Your child may need to learn to cooperate with others. Children with this aspect profit by learning the wisdom of seeking the middle way, but more often than not they learn through the University of hard knocks! Without responsibility there is no true freedom. The child with Mars-Uranus contacts learns by facing the consequences of her actions. Children with this aspect sometimes display a bravery that borders on danger. Again, the lesson is freedom within limits.

Mercury Square Uranus 06į55'

Brilliance or eccentricity? Children with this aspect may be very original thinkers! Nevertheless, they usually require instruction in follow-up and consistency in their work. This child's natural tendency could be to change her mind in the middle of a project and go rushing off in some new direction. Guide your child in finding practical uses for her plentiful insights.

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Talents and Abilities

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

Moon Trine Mars 01į11'

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.)

Mars Sextile Saturn 02į13'

This is a sign of excellent managerial ability. At best, this aspect indicates patience, courage and resourcefulness. Your child 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 your child to develop a positive attitude. Avoid being overly critical, excessively strict, judgmental or condemnatory with this child.

Mercury Sextile Jupiter 03į09'

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

Moon Trine Sun
05į17'

Considered by itself, this trine between the Lights indicates a balanced personality, one in which will (Sun) and feeling (Moon) work together harmoniously. Unless either the Sun or Moon receive hard afflictions, it is probable that your child is popular among her friends and content among her kin. The Sun-Moon trine infuses the chart with vitality and often indicates physical strength and/or a healthy constitution at birth. Children with this aspect typically get along well with friends of both sexes.

Sun Sextile Saturn 06į18'

This placement confers a real love of science and natural laws. Your child may be a tireless worker with absolute determination and the ability to carry great projects through to completion. (Especially in the affairs of the houses and signs where the Sun and Saturn are posited.) Always the protector to those she comes to know, your child likely is loyal to friends and will tend to have long and secure relationships. Sometimes this aspect points to a position of authority in adult life. Regardless of circumstances, the child with this contact is apt to receive support from parents and elders during childhood. Nevertheless, her most significant achievements come from her own efforts. This Sun-Saturn aspect strengthens the constitution. Your child benefits by learning in a structured environment, by developing a strong moral character and by acquiring study habits that teach her organization and concentration.

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Major Life Periods

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

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 represent rules and laws. At seven years of age, Saturn forms its first square and you can expect your child "to test the law," at home and at school. Astrologically, this is a critical point in her development. Your child is somewhat of a late bloomer, spending her childhood up until the age of 11 or 12 in a pleasant and more social frame of mind. At that time she likely will turn away from the more outward scene and begin to take a greater interest in her inner, subjective life. 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! From the age of 11 or 12 until perhaps 18 or 19, your child is apt to find herself ever more on her own, quite inner-directed and increasingly more independent. From the age of 19 until 25 or 26, this will intensify even further and your child will examine and explore deep within herself. Those who love her may well worry, feeling your child is hard to reach and understand. She herself could feel too much on her own, even alone. This solitary period will end shortly after her 25th year, at which time she will begin to emerge and to build and move outward. Her rise to social and material success may be quite remarkable from that point forward. Her early thirties could be years of great success for her.

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 out life. Important events, or points of growth may occur around age seven as well (first Saturn square Saturn in the child's chart may indicate conditions in his environment, his relationship to others, and especially to his father and other significant authority figures in his 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."

Jun 09, 2000 1st Pass D> (Age 32 0m)

Jan 14, 2001 2nd Pass R< (Age 32 7m)

Feb 04, 2001 3rd Pass D> (Age 32 7m)

The above dates marked the end of Saturn's transit through the personal, subjective quadrants of Karenís chart. The 7th house is an "Angular" house. When Saturn passes through one of the four angular houses, it signifies a shifting of gears. As Saturn continues its travel through the 7th house and the 3rd quadrant, your child will become increasingly more aware of social relationships. Of course, this will be more apparent in the older child than in an infant or toddler, but even the nursery calls for learning cooperation, etiquette, and right interaction, all themes of this period. Sharing things and sharing notions comes into play as well. If your child is in Elementary school or High School, she may now begin to gradually come into her own! Some children may feel lonely, or left out. The question is, What is my place among my friends? Recognition (or non recognition) among peers could become increasingly more important. The older child especially could form lasting friendships or/and encounter conflict among his peers.

Saturn in 03rd 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 Karenís planets and houses total up? Which does she have in abundance, and which does she lack, if any? Those with high totals show what we can or must do in life; plus points to be developed. These are qualities we have. "Wants" are areas that may be weaker and need developing or balance. Sometimes people overcompensate the "wants" and even pretend to have them. The old adage is: we become what we want (or lack), while we do what we can (or have to do) with what we've got. Here are your child's totals:

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. Karen can be reach through reason.

Want Water

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

Want Earth

Your child 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 "spacy," 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)

Have Mutable

Your child is apt to be communicative, flexible, mental, and other-oriented. She could be a natural teacher. She could be restless, liking plenty of variety.

Want Fixed

Not too centered, perhaps not always able to hang in there for the long haul. Your child might not make a good linebacker. She could tend to be all over the place rather than front and center! Learning to bring it all together could be a major challenge.

Have Angular

Your child's energies run effectively toward making herself felt in the material, tangible outer world. She is an "action" person who gains the attention of others and seems to get things moving. The circumstances of her life suggest extroversion.

Want Cadent

This is a busy pattern-showing the need to master the daily details: being on time, schedules, tasks. Your child makes contact with a lot of people.

Patterns; Inner and Outer Self
Here we are examining basic patterns, called astrological configurations, within Karenís charts. These will reveal much about your child'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 your child'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; how are we, in fact, as people get to know us? Not all people are as they seem.

Geo: Trine Helio: Square

Appearances can be deceiving, and here is a case in point. Your child's appearance (the way she comes across) and personality suggest that she may be inward, quiet, and concerned about what other people think. This, in truth, is not 100% the case. Although gentle-mannered, conservative, and sensitive on the outside, she likely is as tough as nails on the inside-as anyone can testify who gets to know her very well. Her more sensitive style may well hide a strong, assertive, and quite confident nature. Your child probably feels at home in a crowd and enjoys the attentions of others. A mild mannered smoke-screen could hide a real tiger! Appearances aside, let's take a look at the real or inner person.

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Inner Meanings, Life Patterns

Square Type

Your child may be independent, confident, and in some ways a little self-centered. She loves attention and somehow manages to gravitate to the center of whatever is happening. Others accept her, for they sense she is a leader and admire her almost regal manner. Yet as much as she may love attention and the crowd, she is also likely to be fiercely protective of her independence, sense of freedom, and-above all-her privacy! There is a kind of contradiction here. When in the mood, she may love to express herself, entertain and perform for others, and enjoys being surrounded by an audience. She is magnetic and dynamic, and could inspire others. Nevertheless, for all her confidence, she may tend to depend on others for advice and counsel. Your child is likely to be a very feeling person and can sense the drift of a situation without a lot of analysis. This immediate "hands-on" approach might be contrasted with one that is more deliberate and cerebral. She could be more comfortable in the realm of action than abstraction!

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!" Your child 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. 

Keys to Understanding Karenís Personality

Moon

The key to understanding the personality can be found in the environment or support system that surrounds her. Moon types are very influenced by early childhood conditions, habits and habitat. Your child may feel the need for the encircling network of family and friends to feel secure. Security is vital to her sense of well-being and she could feel easily threatened. She seeks to nurture and to be nurtured. She could be highly emotional. When she learns to find peace within herself, she could be a healer, an artist, an active manager and/or could work effectively with the public.

Saturn

Karen may project an outward seriousness and no-nonsense approach to life. Or perhaps she is mature for her age. This deliberate sense of responsibility comes across and is central to her personality and the way she relates to other people. Everything is run through her checkpoint to see if it holds up and can pass the test. She might be a stickler with details. She could gravitate naturally toward management roles. She needs to learn to wield power with humility, and to be less hard on herself and others.

The Personal Hot Spot

Mars

Emotions and drive take the heat as far as being a prime focus for action in your child's personal sphere. She could be impulsive, self-centered and/or very driven. She could be energetic but may have to work at controlling her temper! 

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 your child's emerging personality. Any planet "rising" in the 1st house is going to color the personality considerably. For example, if Neptune is in the 1st house, the child will be sensitive and impressionable, no matter what sign is on the Ascendant. A child with Venus in the 1st house is likely to be attractive and charming. Mars in the 1st house is common in the charts of athletes. Astrologers will often blend the characteristics of the Sun sign with the sign on the Ascendant. For example, a child with an Aries Sun is usually somewhat self-centered. If the child, however, has Pisces Rising then she is likely to be assertive but compassionate and interested in serving others. Sometimes, however, the child may experience a conflict; in this case, for instance, part of the child may want to jump right into new experiences (Aries) whereas another part may be shy or afraid (Pisces). The child could feel overwhelmed (Pisces) by the stern parental rebuke given in response to a typically Arian impulsive action! All this may seem very complex, but you can take it step by step. Are any of us really all that simple to understand? You will have to study well the Sun sign and the Ascendant (and the sign and house the Ruler is in) plus the nature of any planet in the 1st house. Learn the keys, be sensitive and observe the child. You will see how it all comes together. 

Karenís chart has Scorpio on First 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.

Neptune in First House

O boy, have you got a real charmer-able to enchant, perhaps entertain others. Children with Neptune in the house of self, are especially sensitive to subliminal energies in other people and in the environment. Your child needs to be surrounded by harmony and order. If born into a harsh or discordant household, she would probably withdraw. Your child requires a good balanced diet to help her concentrate and stay tethered to the task at hand. Help her channel her imagination into works (try music, art, dance, poetry) and teach her to avoid woolgathering. Your child is kind hearted and compassionate, but may take on feelings and problems not her own. Her ideals and her ability to see the whole picture are obvious to all who come to know her. Especially if aspected to Venus or the Moon, this Neptune positions could indicate work with the public or artistic & musical talent. Teach your child the hard facts on alcohol and drugs. Since this position can indicate a tendency toward self-deception, place a high premium on honesty in your household. Your child will need a strong self-esteem to avoid the pitfalls of this placement. Teach her that to love others, she must first love herself.

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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 your child is most likely to deal with things. Here we see her attitude toward her belongings. Responsibility, stewardship, and sharing all come into play here. If your child does not have any planets in the 2nd house, look to the sign, house and aspects of the planet ruling the sign on the cusp, and to the planet Venus, for clues as to money making potential and spending habits.

Karenís chart has Sagittarius on Second House Cusp

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

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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 your child's interaction with her siblings, and with neighborhood pals. Children with personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars) in the 3rd house tend to be very active at school.

Karenís chart has Capricorn on Third 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 Karen is particularly willing to work hard for earned results.

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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 your child is likely to manage her own family one day. Land and property also come under the fourth house domain.

Karenís chart has Aquarius on Fourth 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.

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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 your child might enjoy. Fire signs may like sports, competitive games and outdoor exploration. An Earth sign on the cusp could take to nature walks, hiking, building, mechanics. For these children, work can be fun! Children with Air signs on the 5th house cusp are going to enjoy mixing with other people. A Water sign on the 5th house cusp may enjoy family outings, be attached to loved ones, find their niche through the arts. The giving and receiving of love is also connected with this house. Children with personal planets in this house (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars) feel most fulfilled when they are actively creating, sharing, expressing their emotions.

Karenís chart has Aries on Fifth 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 your child is most apt to be assertive, and even a bit impulsive. Here is where she can learn the lessons of patience.

Karenís chart has Saturn in Fifth House

The child with the planet of restrictions (Saturn) in the house of self-expression (5th) is likely to be loyal and true but may feel blocked in expressing her feelings. She may in fact be shy, especially is the Sun or Moon are in Virgo or in water signs. There may be stumbling blocks to expressing creativity. On the other hand, this position can lead to success in the arts by blending creativity (5th house) and production (Saturn), inspiration and form. This Saturn placement is considered favorable for architects if well aspected to Venus; Saturn here also favors teaching and school administrative positions; stockbrokers and financial consultants, and entertainers. Harshness from parents could result in blocks later on in expressing love.

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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.

Karenís chart has Aries on Sixth 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 your child is most apt to be assertive, and even a bit impulsive. Here is where she can learn the lessons of patience. 

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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 Karen deal with competition? Is she able to hold her own in a match? Can she stand up against peer pressure? To succeed with 7th house issues, the child needs to feel secure within herself (1st house polarity.) Planets in the 7th house and the sign on the cusp can also provide clues about your child's interaction, as she matures, with the opposite sex. For instance, a child with Mars in this house or Aries on the cusp would likely be bold in relationships, and hence, make friends easily. Nevertheless, she could incline toward arguments and contention (Mars) in close friendships (and later in marriage). She may, however, be willing to work hard (Mars) to make a relationship (7th house) work. The wise parent would teach this child the dangers of entering into relationships impulsively.

Karenís chart has Taurus on Seventh House Cusp

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

Karenís chart has the Sun in Seventh House

You can be sure that friends and relationships play a major role in your child's makeup. A "bosom buddy" or close pal may be an essential key to happiness. Close bonds (friendship, marriage, partnership) will be very important to her when she is older. Children with the Sun (ego) in the house of others (7th) need to balance their need for companionship with a well developed sense of self. Encourage your child to stick up for what's right and not to give in just for the sake of maintaining the peace! She is likely to have a strong sense of justice and fair play. In fact, she may be the class peacemaker, helping her classmates see their way out of disputes. This is a favorable position for future lawyers, psychologists, diplomats and any work dealing with people on a daily basis. This placement also confers graciousness and diplomacy. Your child will benefit from early exposure to the social graces.

Karenís chart has Venus in Seventh House

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

Karenís chart also has Mars in Seventh House

Your child is highly motivated when it comes to relationships (social or private). But, because of the nature of Mars, she may be inclined to argue with others or see them in opposition to him. She is going to have to learn to come half way! This position is favorable for lawyers (who love to argue the case!) and anyone assuming an arbitration role. Your child needs to develop a strong core sense of self-worth lest she allow others to dominate her or vice-versa! Teach her not to judge a book by its cover since she may tend to get into relationships based on physical attraction. Since the 7th house relates to the public, this may be the placement of an enterprising salesman! You will help your child by stressing tact and diplomacy in dealing with contention. 

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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 your child approach sharing her things with others, in carrying out joint responsibilities. Also, how does the child deal with pain, crises, even the death of significant others? This is the house of sex, and moreover, the house of desire. Planets in the 8th house and the sign on the cusp shed light on the child's ability to attract things to herself through desire, and to let go when necessary or right.

Karenís chart has Gemini on Eighth 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 your child is apt to show curiosity, mental interest and diversity.

Karenís chart has Mercury in Eighth House

Your child has a very analytical bent, and her mind excels at making practical decisions. Her ideas run deeper than superficial issues which could mean an interest in depth psychology and even occult and mystical subjects. Research, science, and medicine may especially appeal to him. Stock up on mystery novels, science fiction and tales of old Atlantis; they're all 8th house classics! Particularly if she feels misunderstood by others, your child may tend to keep her thoughts to himself. Especially if Mercury is in a water or earth sign, she could be secretive to an extreme. Some children with this placement feel more at home expressing their feelings through art or music. A few of the professions favored by this placement are psychiatry, real estate, beauty salon work, insurance and taxes, accountants, banking and medical research.

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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 your child's chart, the 9th house reveals the influences shaping the's 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.

Karenís chart has Cancer on Ninth 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 your child is likely to look for security. The child could be particularly sensitive to the issues of that house. 

Karenís chart has Jupiter in Ninth House

Especially if the rest of the chart indicates refinement, Karen's devotion and search for truth may one day carry her across the globe and certainly to the far reaches of philosophy and religious thoughts. Her career may hinge on a need to always get at the seed, essence, or heart of every question. She needs a broad and complete education (but may lack patience completing the drabber but necessary aspects of learning, like language drills and required classes). Early religious training is a must! Your child will love discovering the thread of truth in the world's religions. Historical tales will fascinate her, and the more colorful the better! Your child may seek a profession where she can express her personal philosophy. Jupiter in the 9th is common in the charts of University professors, judges and people in the publishing field. Mission counts more than money here. To be successful your child must learn to finish what she begins but (especially if Jupiter is in Aries, Gemini or in Sagittarius) she may have 20 projects going on a once! Even though your child may have grand notions, teach her to be humble. After all, no one has all the answers all the time!

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Midheaven_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.

Karenís chart has Leo Midheaven (Sign on Tenth 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. Karen may seek creative means to express herself through the affairs of the house with Leo on the cusp.

Karenís chart has Uranus in Tenth House

Karen is original and insightful when it comes to practical matters. Independent, she may insist on showing you she has her own way of doing things! As an adult, your child may have an unconventional approach to work, and as she grows, your child may insist on managing her own affairs! She could find it trying to settle down to routines and there could be a resistance to discipline and structure. Even as an elementary student, your child may have a reputation for being different. Sometimes this positions favors work in technical and scientific fields. It inclines toward executive positions. Many executives in science and electronics have Uranus placed in the 10th house. The father or stronger parent may be unconventional, scientific, even an astrologer! Help her prepare for later success by teaching her to balance her innate sense of individuality with self-discipline and obedience.

Karenís chart has Pluto in Tenth House

A potentially powerful placement, your child is likely to be strong willed and a natural leader among her friends. Children with this placement sometimes forget they're still children and can be bossy, not liking to take orders from adults! But as the Master told her disciples, "The heir, while a child is as a servant." As the opportunity arises, remind her that indeed, it's far easier to catch flies with honey than with vinegar! Put downs of Mom or school (rather than seeing how she can help make it better) is another key to you that it's time to help your child master Pluto's intense energies. She may be heading for a managerial position or one of public service, so be persistent in remembering the right use of power! Karen may pass through several changes, or stages in career.

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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 your child may admire in a friend and the kind of friends she is likely to attract. For example, if Uranus is in the 11th house or if Aquarius is on the cusp, the child would attract friends who are unique, unusual, somehow different. If Gemini is on the cusp, she may enjoy having many friends, but could be fickle. Traditionally, the 11th house is called the house of "hopes and wishes." The 11th house provides clues as to how to tune into the child's aspirations; how to teach her goal-fittedness; how to measure our projected aspirations for her against her own! The 11th house also addresses the child's willingness (or lack of it) to cooperate with others in group projects.

Karenís chart has Libra on Eleventh 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 your child may enjoy working with a close pal; this may also be where she must learn lessons in cooperation. Libra can tie in the theme of beauty and diplomacy into the affairs of the house whose cusp it is on.

Karenís chart has Moon in Eleventh House

Your child has an emotional need to be part of a group, to draw strength and encouragement from her friends and acquaintances. Her attitude toward her friends is apt to waver with her moods. Working with others, especially on community or school projects is perfect for her. Nevertheless, the child with the fluctuating Moon in the house of friends needs occasional solitude to separate her thoughts from those of her peers. She could be too easily influenced by the current trend (or conversely, she could be a loner.) Through the family she is likely to make many social contacts. If the Moon is afflicted, however, the parents may not approve of the child's choice of companion! she grows through making ideals real. Her goals in life will be greatly influenced by what she is taught as a child. At some point in her life she may have to sift out her own aspirations from those of her parents.

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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 your child's psychic make-up, hidden fears, as well as hidden talent waiting to be drawn out! The 12th house shows the inclination to sacrifice for others. Many or key planets in this house could signify a career in medicine, social work, or behind the scenes production.

Karenís chart has Libra on Twelfth 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 your child may enjoy working with a close pal; this may also be where she must learn lessons in cooperation. Libra can tie in the theme of beauty and diplomacy into the affairs of the house whose cusp it is on.

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