Just for Women

Astrological Profile for Michelle Pfeiffer

by Gloria Star

This sample report compliments of:

Celestial Vision Astrology


Your Chart Data

    Name:     Michelle Pfeiffer
    Date:     Apr 29, 1958
    Time:     08:11:00 AM PDT  +07:00
    Place:    Santa Ana Height, CA
              117W53'41"  33N39'09"

Planet    Sign    Position    House        House Cusps      
Sun    Taurus    08°Ta48'    12th        01  14°Ge17'      
Moon    Virgo    14°Vi43'    04th        02  07°Ca21'      
Mercury    Aries    20°Ar01' R    11th        03  29°Ca30'      
Venus    Pisces    23°Pi37'    10th        04  24°Le38'      
Mars    Pisces    01°Pi52'    10th        05  26°Vi18'      
Jupiter    Libra    25°Li14' R    05th        06  05°Sc14'      
Saturn    Sagittarius    25°Sg13' R    07th        07  14°Sg17'      
Uranus    Leo    07°Le38'    03rd        08  07°Cp21'      
Neptune    Scorpio    03°Sc16' R    05th        09  29°Cp30'      
Pluto    Leo    29°Le49' R    04th        10  24°Aq38'      
Midheaven    Aquarius    24°Aq38'            11  26°Pi18'      
Ascendant    Gemini    14°Ge17'            12  05°Ta14'     
Planet    Element    Mode    Elemental Balance    Modal Balance      
Sun    Earth    Fixed    4 Fire        2 Cardinal      
Moon    Earth    Mutable    2 Earth       5 Fixed         
Mercury    Fire    Cardinal    3 Air         5 Mutable       
Venus    Water    Mutable    3 Water                 
Mars    Water    Mutable                      
Jupiter    Air    Cardinal                      
Saturn    Fire    Mutable                      
Uranus    Fire    Fixed                      
Neptune    Water    Fixed                      
Pluto    Fire    Fixed                      
Midheaven    Air    Fixed                      
Ascendant    Air    Mutable                     

Interpretation text copyright 1997 by Gloria Star
Program Copyright 1985-2003 Matrix Software, Inc.

Just for Women
An Astrological Portrait
Prepared for Michelle Pfeiffer
Your astrological chart provides an amazing guidepost to the most important aspect of your life: an understanding of yourself. As a woman today, you face the challenge of discovering yourself within the context of many life experiences. You wear a variety of faces and play many roles, experiences which can both enhance and complicate your feeling of satisfaction with yourself and your life. Your astrological chart provides indicators which help to define who you are, strengthening an understanding of your needs on every level. Each chart is different in its make-up, and the myriad combinations of influences help to underscore the importance of each person as an individual. One thing you must remember when working with astrology: it is through your free will that you make choices. Your "chart" does not make you do anything!
We are finally acknowledging and realizing within today's world, that men and women experience life differently. The workings of your psyche, symbolized by your astrological chart, are likely to be experienced quite differently through your filter as a woman than they would be if you were born male. This report is designed for you, a woman in a world of change, a woman seeking to become whole.
Your natal, or birth, chart is made up of several factors. Drawn upon a circular wheel, your natal chart shows the positions of the planets relative to your place, date and time of birth. Everything is indicated symbolically, with each symbol having specific meanings. The planets, Sun and Moon are placed around the circle, and each is placed within a particular degree of a sign of the zodiac. The planets, Sun and Moon are energy bodies, and the astrological signs indicate how these energies work. Just as you are a complex of feelings, needs, drives and desires - your natal chart maps these qualities. You will also notice that the planetary symbols fall within particular segments of the circle. These segments, called "Houses", indicate the specific environments and relationships which are part of your life. You may find, upon reading your report, that there are a few contradictions. For example, one factor may indicate independence, while another shows strong dependency. It is not unusual to experience contradictions within yourself, and that is just what your chart illustrates about you! But when you reflect upon these qualities within the context in which they are explained, you may discover some self-illuminating facts about yourself. Self-understanding has a marvelous way of emphasizing your personal power!

An Overall Glimpse at Your Astrological Chart
The astrological signs are defined by one of four elements: fire, earth, air or water. The fire and air elements have a yang (masculine polarity) quality, and tend to be more outgoing and assertive in their nature, whereas the earth and water elements have a yin (feminine polarity) quality, and are more receptive by nature. The elemental balance in your chart is determined by the amount of energy within each elemental sign. The factors added together to find this balance of energy include the Sun, Moon, planets and the angles of the Ascendant and Midheaven.
Your chart shows a strong predominance of fiery energy, adding a special intensity to your personality and a strong level of vitality. You may be more action oriented than some of your friends, and your adventurous enthusiasm may make you the topic of conversation among your friends. Your intuition and instincts are effective allies. Watch a tendency to push yourself too hard, since it's easy to burnout once you've gone beyond your limits. In relationships with others, you prefer to be around those who love the adventure of life and who appreciate your active inspirational nature.
Another aspect of your basic nature is determined by the balance of the modes in your chart. The modes are also defined by sign, which are grouped together as either cardinal, fixed or mutable. You have fixed energy strongest, which helps to account for your ability to stay with a project, relationship or idea until you are satisfied or until your responsibility is fulfilled. The downfall of this strength is not knowing when to let go, and you can be quite stubborn when facing the possibility of change or challenge. Your strongest mode of energy is mutable, conferring a powerful sense of adaptability to your personality. Your flexibility is your strength, but your distractible nature is your weakness. Sometimes you may feel like a circus juggler with too many objects in the air at one time, and you may need to constantly remind yourself to focus on the task at hand instead of leaving something midstream. Your weakest link is in cardinality, which indicates that you sometimes feel reluctant to get started, especially in new situations. 

You may also be concerned with the areas in your chart which appear to be empty. Never fear, these houses are not really vacant! You are just not placing as much emphasis in these relationships or environments, or you may be satisfying these needs through other dimensions of your life.

Projection of Your Real Self
Sometimes showing the world who you really are is not easy, and sometimes the world may not respond as you had hoped! It's helpful to take a look at the differences and similarities between the attitudes, impressions and images you project and the person who resides at the core of your being.
With your Sun in Taurus your steadfast, easygoing energy helps to keep you focused on your priorities. You're interested in a life which provides ample opportunities to grow, and your ego self is driven by a need to experience consistency. The beautiful things in life are most valuable to you, and your capacity for love is immense. Learning the difference between stability and stubbornness can be one of your biggest lessons. Since your Sun shows "who you think you are," you can grow to realize that loving thoughts produce amazing results.
Your Ascendant is the face you present to the world, and shows how others see you. Your Ascendant, or rising sign, is Gemini. You may always appear young and are certainly likely to be young in your attitudes, regardless of your age. Others may see you as intelligent and witty, and your interest in a wide variety of ideas and people can certainly help you develop a cosmopolitan air. Whether or not you talk a lot, you are a communicator. Pay attention to your hands and facial movements. You have a lot to say! The energy associated with your Ascendant is Mercury. Through Mercury in Aries you show a strong-minded independence to the world. Others are likely to see you as mentally active and somewhat outspoken.
Your Moon is in a tense square aspect to your Ascendant, which shows friction between the way you feel and who you are. The conflict arises when  you feel one way about something or someone and do something else because you're concerned about the way someone else is likely to respond. This can keep you in a ridiculous trap, since your only option seems to be to ignore your feelings and concentrate on everyone else. Consequently, you may have relationships in which nobody feels trusting or safe. You can turn it all around by becoming more honest with yourself about what you need and want, and realizing that you do not have to take care of everyone else's feelings in order to be happy. Learning not to resent yourself and your needs is an excellent beginning.
There are many different facets of the Moon in your chart. But when it comes to your identity, your Moon speaks volumes about who you are at the deepest level: the soul of your being. Your Virgo Moon strengthens your sense of discrimination, and underscores your need for perfection. The problem can be the yardstick you use to measure that perfection, and you may be frustrated with your own humanity and vulnerabilities as a result. You may be more sensitive to criticism, but can also be highly critical of yourself and others as a part of this desire to have your life exactly as you feel it should be. By directing your need to make improvements toward positive ends, you'll feel much happier with yourself and with others. That means you may have to let go of the idea that everyone (including yourself)  and everything will meet your high standards all of the time.

Understanding Your Inner Feminine Self
Although the temptation is to think that just because you are a woman you are in touch with your inner feminine self, this is a much more complicated task than it appears to be! First of all, the model for the true power of femininity has been lost over recent history and is now becoming re-energized. Recovering this power is a personal task for each woman, and learning to use feminine power constructively on a collective level is another challenge for today's woman. This process is the cradle of self-healing, and provides the essence of your personal security.
The primary energies associated with your inner feminine self are the Moon and Venus, but Neptune and Pluto are also significant in your experience and expression of this part of your psyche. The Moon is the energy which filters through your subconscious self, and tells the story of your connection to the part of you which provides nurturing, support, care and comfort. The person who projects the model for your Moon energy is your mother, and you see her through the lens of your own emotional matrix, signified by the Moon. As you mature, you learn to send this energy into the world, but to be truly effective, you must first own this energy and know how to use it to care for yourself!
Your Virgo Moon strengthens your sense of connection to your feminine self, and adds a steadiness to your emotions. Your instincts about the best ways to do things are usually right on the mark, which can be a little irritating to those who would take a more haphazard approach. As a woman of discriminating taste with an eye for quality, you're not likely to settle for anything that falls below your standards - including a mate. The high standards you set for others are nothing compared to the standards you hold for yourself. In fact, you might gain a great relief by simply giving yourself a break from time to time and letting your hair down. Otherwise, you can become nagging and hypercritical, just because you are concerned about getting everything done in the best possible manner. You may have a particularly powerful sense of body awareness and may go out of your way to maintain your physical health. Eating a natural foods diet which centers on simple nutritional balance may even help you maintain your emotional balance. For you, the mind-body connection is especially crucial, and taking steps to keep your spirit, soul and body in healthy condition will definitely improve the quality of your life. Although you can accept most physical limitations with a matter-of-fact kind of attitude, you are not likely to appreciate being sick since you are oriented toward producing something by the end of the day. But you can also adapt when necessary. Striking a few requirements from your list of expectations may have a marvelous healing effect on your life as a whole. And finding a reasonable outlet for your critical sensibilities is necessary to help you maintain your sanity. Developing greater tolerance for yourself and for others is your key to finding greater joy.
With your Moon in a supportive trine aspect to your Sun, you may be quite capable of integrating the masculine and feminine elements of your psyche. This indicates that your experience of relationships between men and women has not been especially difficult. In fact, you may have a strong connection to both your mother and father. Your experience of life as a woman is not likely to seem especially limited, since you may be quite comfortable dealing with the world on your own terms without feeling that you have to be in conflict on gender issues. Self-respect and sincerity radiate through your personality, and men and women alike may respond to your requests or leadership. But you may not feel particularly motivated to achieve high levels of success, since it might seem easier to take the easier road. This is fine as long as you're happy with your life. But if you feel you want or need more, you may simply need to get moving and set your sights on options which will allow continual growth on every level.
The opposition between your Moon and Venus stimulates a need to become aware of your feelings of self-worth. All the things that go into creating self-esteem are important for you to understand, and foremost among them is an awareness of your true needs. Your wants and needs can definitely be in conflict with one another, and you can fall victim to feeling that someone else loving you, or having certain things or a particular station in life define your worth as a person. Finding the common ground between meeting your needs and satisfying your wants is not always an easy task, but you can do it if you practice the art of self-awareness. Then, your relationships will improve dramatically, too. Part of your conflict can arise from accepting the true nature of being a woman - and that includes the process of change. Allowing yourself to express who you are at any given time in your personal evolution enhances your self-acceptance. This allows you to embrace those you love more fully and freely while you feel a more profound opening of your own heart. Loving in a truly soulful manner is much easier than loving from a distance, and you do need to know how it feels to be fully immersed in the process of being, creating and sharing the essence of love.
Setting limits just seems frustrating with your Moon in semisquare aspect to Jupiter. But setting limits is necessary if you are to experience what you want from your life without stretching yourself too thin. When you're feeling insecure or vulnerable, you may also suffer from low self worth which seems, for the moment at least, to be relieved by overextending yourself in some way. If you're tempted to spend or buy when your funds or low, it's that need to feel better which may be prompting you to pull those credit cards from your wallet. If you're tempted to say "yes" when you really want to say "no," it's the same stimulus. You need to know that your life is filled with promise and possibility, but also need to safeguard that promise by knowing where to draw the line.
Setting emotional boundaries is difficult for you, since the influence of your Moon in semisquare to Neptune opens your energy to everything and everyone around you. Your emotional sensibilities can add amazing qualities to your creativity, compassion and desire to make a difference in the world. But if your energy is being misused by others, then the effect you hope to achieve may never be realized. You may feel that being a woman means that you are cursed with too much sensitivity, but it really has nothing to do with just being female. You can create emotional filters by learning to discover the difference between what you see when you look into someone's soul and their actions or attitudes in the world. Those who have potential to change certainly need to be encouraged, but not at the expense of your own soul or sanity! You may also have a strong desire to withdraw, which can be seen through addictive behavior patterns. Whether these addictions manifest through your personal relationships with other people or your relationship with substances, they can undermine your sense of personal worth as a woman.
Your Moon is in the First Quarter Moon Phase of the lunation cycle, indicating that you approach the fulfillment of your desires and needs by taking action. The frustration of waiting for someone else to get something started may leave you feeling that you're always the one who blazes the trails. You do get a rush from forging ahead, and may even accomplish greater growth in the process. The frameworks you are creating can not only sustain you, but may also become part of the social system. The archetypal quality associated with this moon phase is that of the "Wild Woman", a quality which is expressed in an uninhibited form of sexual and spiritual energy. Through this quality, your passion drives you to experience life as an erotic satisfying experience, unfettered by the restraints others may so easily embrace. Your willfulness may also be rather intense, and sometimes you may feel that you are at odds with yourself. Many of the old habits, attitudes and teachings you learned as a young girl may seem obsolete, since you're more likely to want to create your life on your own terms. There is a thread which continues throughout your life which binds you to all you have been and to the traditions which forged your foundations. Crisis is definitely something you understand, since you not only experienced it in your early years, but seem to attract it now. You have a healthy respect for the power of crisis - which is the peak moment of change - since you know it leads to a new phase of experience and opportunity.
Through the energy of Venus you express your feminine wiles, and also locate the part of yourself that needs to be emotionally expressive. Your sense of inner beauty and feelings of personal worth are also functions of Venus. Venusian energy is part of your connection to other women, and the placement of Venus in your chart can tell you a lot about your openness and acceptance of your own femininity. Although your Moon may indicate your basic emotional nature, the manner by which you express your feelings is frequently through Venusian energy.
Through the energy of Venus in Pisces you can develop a powerful sense of compassionate love. Your expression of your deeper feelings vibrates through everything you do, sometimes strongly, and sometimes in a more subtle manner. You are deeply sensitive, and unabashedly romantic. All the romance novels with the perfect love that takes you away from the cares and trouble of the world were written for you! But that sense of the romantic goes beyond man-woman relationships. It permeates your expression of yourself as a woman. Your own beauty shines brightest when you are at peace with yourself. Your energy needs to flow, and you may be most comfortable when you're dressed in loose-fitting garments in soft colors (but you can also wear striking colors when you need energy!). You need to flow through life and with life, and need to satisfy your faith in what is good and perfect. You need something which can stand up to your devotion and adoration - whether that is an artistic form of expression, a family, a spiritual path - you need to put your heart and soul into your life experience. If all this seems idealistic, well, it is!  You are filled with ideals: ideals which will never be satisfied until you test them against the experience of life itself. You're a woman filled with so much compassion that if you cannot express it, you will wither away. You can also be extremely vulnerable, and may fall victim to unscrupulous individuals if you trust absolutely everyone at all times. This is the hard part of the story, and the part of life that can sometimes be discouraging and leave you feeling sad. That still will not stop you from finding the beauty in life. You can see it in the eyes of the children. Along with the despair that seems to be ever present in today's world, you see the hope and hold faith in the dream for true peace. 
With Venus in square aspect to Saturn you may close away your feminine vitality and can block your power of attraction. Your mistrust of your own worthiness is related to a feeling of frustration which comes from being a woman. In fact, you may even resent being a woman some of the time, or may mistrust other women. You may feel you've been shortchanged, or that you are not getting what you deserve. But you may also project an attitude of critical restraint which stands in the way of your ability to express your own worth and beauty. Sometimes, this aspect indicates that you resent being valued for your beauty, or fear that if your physical beauty fades or does not meet the "standards", you will be worthless. Once you fully realize that the energy beauty has little to do with the facade, it's easier to radiate your true worth, and to attract what you really need. Otherwise, you may feel that you are continually faced with disappointing compromises.
Although the planets Neptune and Pluto move very slowly and are generational in nature, they do have an influence upon your psyche. These energies define much about the collective experience which shapes your inner self. You're experiencing Neptunian energy when you're in the midst of reverie, when you're deep in dreams and when you're feeling compassionate. Neptune drives your imagination, the realm of illusion and your psychic sensibilities. Because Neptune is difficult to grasp on a physical level, there is a lot about this energy that can be problematic, and when you are caught in the negative grasp of Neptune, you can give in to addictive behaviors, escapism and deception manifesting. But you do have a way of channeling this energy. It is through Neptune that you find the heart of compassionate love and understanding. This is the doorway to your inner self.
With Neptune in Scorpio, you are part of the generation of women, born from 1955 to 1970 who are forging new frontiers in the sexual revolution. This is not only in terms of human sexuality, but also extends to the roles men and women play in regenerating society. You are the generation who will grapple with issues of control and whose influence in the arenas of human rights will cover the entire spectrum from conception, to birth, to sexual lifestyles, to choices in death. As you are maturing and making these choices, you may resist the idea that some belief system or government should dictate the choices you make in these intimate situations. But you must also create a vision which goes beyond these old systems and which encompasses a true compassion for the experience of life and the pain and joy of choice on every level. 
Pluto represents the primordial essence. It is from this level that all transformation occurs: birth, death, illness and healing. It is also here that the powerful kundalini force continually regenerates itself. This is the space of all creation and all power. It is the space of origin: the Great Mother.
With Pluto in Leo, you are part of a generation of women born 1938 - 1957 who have had to learn about manifesting power and breaking the illusion of the patriarchy. You are among the women who have reshaped society. If you've developed a career, you may have done so against an old system. Instead of destroying that power base, your task within the collective is to change the nature of power through love and creativity, and through honoring the sanctity of life.

Owning Your Inner Masculine Self
For centuries, women were not allowed to assert themselves in the world, and carefully learned the role of supporter of their "men." Those who failed to respond in this manner were frequently shunned or punished, although there have always been women who defied convention! During this century particularly, women have broken out of their strictly "conventional" roles, and have been making their way in the world. Because of this, women have been successful at fulfilling more of their needs, and owning their own power more readily. As a result, a woman's relationship with the men in her life has also changed. Despite women's collective knowledge about the need to be whole persons, it is still sometimes easier to allow men (fathers, brothers, lovers and husbands) to "own" certain qualities. (They, in turn, prefer that women own certain qualities - like emotions!) But to become truly whole and functional, it is necessary to find and incorporate your inner masculine self into your sense of wholeness, instead of projecting that part of yourself onto others (most usually men) in your life.
Through the process of becoming at home with your ego, you gain a true sense of personal strength and power. To own this power, you must learn to acknowledge that it is okay to be recognized for who and what you are. Your Sun energy is the primary factor in the expression of ego needs. As a young girl, you may have seen your father through the filter of your Sun. His power of getting out into the world, and the manner by which he did it, have shaped your own sense of personal identity. And today, the Sun in your chart may symbolize significant men. But this energy is, in itself, the core of your spirit.
Through your Taurus Sun you experience a sense of continuity and stability, and can express your masculine side through establishing as secure place in the world. Whether you choose a career path or family structure as your focus, you are like an anchor and have the ability to provide strength and consistency. It may be important that you to create a home base, and the energy you put into building your home includes both house and family. Your special sensibility toward the environment can grow as you mature, and you may find that your awareness of the importance of preserving the environment and making the best use of resources is behind your most powerful drives. As a woman, you will take great care to build upon the foundations in your life, and may prefer to assert yourself in a slow, steady pace. Your career path needs to provide opportunities for you to establish yourself and grow steadily. Regardless of your marital status, you function best when you have your own money and resources. Although your father may have been the breadwinner and financial mainstay when you were a child, you may prefer a different situation with a husband or partner. Allowing the man in your life to control your finances will ultimately result in a power struggle, if not externally, then certainly within yourself. You can work cooperatively with a partner toward joint ventures, financially and otherwise, and can feel willing to share and contribute to the financial and other needs of your family. You will feel greater autonomy if you also have a separate fund which you control for yourself.
You're a revolutionary, and you feel that you're ahead of your time with your Sun in square aspect to Uranus. In connecting to the masculine part of your psyche, you're likely to reject any of the images of self which have been created by someone else. You'll simply rebel against any man who tries to tell you what to do or whom to be. If you're resisting establishing your own identity in the way you intuitively know you must, you're actually rebelling against yourself. Instead of just going for shock value, you may actually find that you can integrate your unique qualities into an exciting expression of yourself which gives you an excellent edge in a world of otherwise mundane possibilities.
Have you ever wondered if you simply live in another world? The influence of your Sun in opposition to Neptune stimulates an amazing challenge: you have to find yourself beyond the illusion, yet you must know how to use illusion to express yourself. One of the greatest potential traps you face involves your tendency to project your sense of identity onto the men in your life. It can be difficult for others to see who you really are, especially if you are not clear about it yourself! You may think of yourself as an actress playing many roles, but when the curtain closes, you may feel lost and confused. Who are you? Sometimes, taking on different roles can help you find yourself, but you will never find your salvation in trying to save everybody else. Nor will you know yourself if you give your power to somebody and allow them to shape your life for you. Creating a safe haven for yourself which allows you to get away from the pressures of the world is crucial. Just remember that you cannot stay there all the time and really find yourself. You need to reach out and make tangible connections.
Although you may be fascinated by powerful and influential men, you know that you also possess a strength of your own. You have the ability to use your influence to create healing and renewal through the flowing energy of your Sun in trine aspect to Pluto. Regardless of your beginnings or of your current situation, you are capable of initiating and accomplishing great change when necessary.
Mars energy is assertive, aggressive and combative, and can be angry. These are not "feminine" qualities. In fact, women who possess and project these qualities from within themselves often get bad names, and are called "ball-busters," or other expletives, by the men who are dealing with them. But to become fully whole, you need to accept the manner in which you can utilize your Mars energy so that you are confident and strong with it, and so you can get into the world and make things happen for yourself!
Although you are sensitive, you are by no means weak! With Mars in Pisces, your resilience is one of your strengths, and your flexible approach to handling challenges allows you more room for maneuvering through difficult territory. You may not always trust your assertive ability, and may feel that it would be better if somebody stronger were there to defend or protect you. Your key to your assertiveness and power is in your ability to visualize and create your own strength. You may learn by watching someone else, but when you dance for yourself, it's wonderful to watch, and frees your spirit! 
You may wonder what you've done to deserve some of the breaks you've experienced: just when you're in hot water, you find a way to get out. With Mars trine Jupiter, you definitely get into a few circumstances which are over your head, but you can make the most of them, and somehow can come out smelling like a rose. Your confidence and enthusiasm attract many opportunities, although you may not take advantage of all of them. You can be a little lazy with this aspect, particularly if you have access to sources of support which make it easy for you to coast through life. Through applying yourself, you can go further and make an amazing difference in the lives of others who may truly need and appreciate your generosity or spirit.
You can be a little lazy with Mars trine Neptune. After all, why should you go to all that trouble when what you want is only an arm's length away? It can also be easy to allow others to do things for you, instead of doing them for yourself. Through this energy, you attract many of the things you want, especially if you've clearly visualized having them. When you do want to accomplish something, you also use your inner sense to help you be more finely tuned. You know how to play the "inner game" to get what you want from life. Whether in athletic pursuits or preparing to make a presentation at work, when you see yourself doing it, your actions automatically follow through. However, you must assert action to create response from the world.
It's easy to be overcome by your compulsive desires with Mars in opposition to Pluto. You can be a relentless woman, never ceasing in your pursuit until you are satisfied. You can also give your power away to others by allowing them to dictate what you can and cannot do. If this stems from your survival needs, ask yourself if you deserve more than just surviving. It may be the result of not knowing how to trust yourself and your own abilities, or you could be trapped by your own shame or guilt. You have the capability of creating real healing and transformation through your actions. By clearing out your old traumas, you may even amaze yourself with the results you see. Start by saying good-by to that wounded little girl inside yourself who could not defend herself or her desires, and show her what she is capable of achieving.

Developing Your Mind
Education and learning are lifelong processes. Your approach to developing your intellect is multifaceted, but there are special indicators in your astrological chart which help you understand the best ways to develop your mentality. Improving and strengthening communication skills is also part of developing your mind, since connecting to others is certainly improved if you can effectively illustrate your point of view!
Although the energy of Mercury is traditionally considered to be the main indicator of your mentality, there are also other qualities which are part of your mental and intellectual self. First, let's look at Mercury, which is the energy through which you link your thoughts and ideas with others. You're always ready to take on a few mental challenges and have a very active mind with Mercury in Aries. An independent thinker, you may prefer to study at your own pace, rather than be slowed by those who do not move at your speed. You can be a good communicator but do not like to spend time beating around the bush. You're a "just the facts, please" kind of woman, who would prefer to determine how you feel and what you think about something instead of listening to a long diatribe about anything.
You can be quite abrupt with Mercury in semi-square aspect to Mars. When you're eager to say something, you may just blurt it out without thinking. Although this can add a quality of spontaneity to your personality, sometimes you may feel that you've just put your foot in your mouth! Jumping to conclusions can also interfere with your learning process, in that you may sometimes find it difficult to complete a task or finish an assignment.
You may always feel that you want to know more than you do. The influence of Mercury in opposition to Jupiter stimulates a powerful desire to gain greater understanding and to improve your intellectual abilities. It also stimulates a sense that you will never reach the horizon. In some respects, this influence can be quite helpful, because you will always be seeking new information and inspired by new circumstances. However, the restlessness associated with this influence can lead to a kind of wanderlust, in which you are never quite satisfied with your knowledge or abilities.
Your ability to discipline your mind and complete projects is strengthened through Mercury in trine aspect to Saturn. This influence is quite helpful in educational pursuits, and you probably value the importance of education for yourself and for others. You may be a gifted teacher and can be an strong role model for those under your guidance.
The energy of your Moon also has a mental component. The Moon is the realm of thought, the process of subconscious thinking, and plays a strong role in intuitive thinking. Since you appreciate well-educated individuals, you are likely to make an effort to improve your own understanding and knowledge. The influence of your Virgo Moon in your intellectual development is quite strong, and you may always be reading or studying something just because you want to know how things work. You may also be open to new ideas, although you'll probably test them before you accept them.
Jupiter also plays an important role in learning, stimulating you to look ahead into the realm of possibility, beyond the horizon of the now. Through the energy of Jupiter, you share what you know with others. As a woman, you are likely to feel most at home when you use this energy to encourage and support others, but you can also apply this to yourself! You've adopted a philosophy of fairness, and may believe that life should always be just with Jupiter in Libra. Although you've probably seen evidence to the contrary, your ideal life would involve situations where everyone is treated fairly and equally. You function and learn best in an environment which is beautiful and peaceful, and if you're involved in education, will include social skills in your teaching practices. You may also have an interest in the law and the social practice of other cultures and may be an expert in diplomatic or social relations.
Your enthusiasm and confidence help you tackle most any task and accomplish your aims. The influence of Mars in trine aspect to Jupiter adds a special spark to your desire to reach beyond your limitations, and can spur you to follow many pathways in your search for excellence. You may also have good luck, seeming to be in the right place at the right time. Part of this arises from your ability to trust your own sense of vision for the future: you can see the path and then you take action and follow it.
The vision of what you hope to achieve and what you can accomplish can be very clear with Jupiter in sextile to Saturn. Goal-setting is an important part of realizing your dreams, and you can be quite confident about creating goals which are within your grasp. Your may also be willing to work hard to achieve your aims, and in educational pursuits as well as life challenges, your efforts make a significant difference in the outcome. Your educational choices may have a practical basis, and you'll enjoy knowing that you're learning something you can actually use!
Your perceptive abilities can be highly developed with Jupiter in sextile aspect to Pluto. This can be quite helpful when you're involved in research or investigation, since your sixth sense may lead you to discover things that the cold facts might ignore.
The purpose of Saturn is to provide clarity, structure, form and discipline - elements which are certainly important to learning. Saturn functions primarily as your inner teacher. Mothers are the most influential Saturnian models in western society. They provide the structure, guidance and support for their children in the realms of learning, socialization or personal growth. Once you enter society as a child, teachers play the Saturnian role. But the role of mothers and teachers in relationship to Saturn is to help you define the structure upon which you will build your life. Then, you "own" your Saturn, and know how to discipline and focus your own energy.
Education can be a lifelong pursuit for you. The influence of Saturn in Sagittarius stimulates a strong need to explore the world of philosophy, religion and culture. You may also enjoy the sciences and can feel quite at home in academic surroundings. Teaching may be a natural outlet and will provide an endless opportunity for you to continue learning. But you may also enjoy travel and independent study.
The areas of your chart which are connected most strongly to mental and intellectual development are the 3rd, 9th and 11th Houses. The 3rd House of your chart deals with communication and the development of concepts.
It's easier for you to communicate and share ideas about things which stimulate your emotions with Cancer ruling your 3rd House. You may also have a high memory capacity, thinking in terms of whole pictures. However, you may not really be a good student, because you would prefer to "absorb" information; it seems so much easier that way. You do absorb a lot, but when you need facts, may regret that you neglected to fire up the old brain cells. With the Moon ruling your 3rd House, you are most likely to share your ideas with people who feel familiar and safe. You also prefer to communicate with passion and feeling. Stale numbers may never appeal to you.
The energy of Uranus in your 3rd House adds a special ingenuity to your thinking. You love projecting yourself and your thoughts into the future and may be quite inventive and visionary. Although you may be a rebellious and revolutionary thinker, you are a natural scientist, always seeking the yet undiscovered truth. Maintaining your concentration can be difficult, and you need ample opportunities to work at your own pace. However, some structure will help you avoid scattering your mental energy. Leaving room for your spontaneous urges to get up and go is very important, and anyone who is in relationship with you needs to understand that you can change your mind or decide to do something at a moment's notice.
Your 9th House shows your approach to higher learning, which is usually accomplished through a college or professional degree program. Subjects like philosophy, religion, political science, cultural pursuits and the like are strongly associated with this facet of your development.
You may take education seriously, and are likely to prefer learning things that have a realistic basis with Capricorn on the cusp of your 9th House. A practical approach is much more suitable than abstract learning. You may be very much the "show me" type of woman who prefers to have evidence for all the theories. With Saturn ruling your 9th House, you are a prime candidate for academia, and might fit into the academic pattern quite nicely, including becoming a teacher. Regardless of your aims, your education needs to provide a reasonable option for making a living. This energy also stimulates a somewhat orthodox approach to religion and philosophy, although you may have a strong affinity for nature religions and ritual.
There are no planets in your 9th House, indicating that extended education in a formal setting may not be your highest priority. Although you may be quite philosophical or approach life itself as a learning experience, you may have interruptions in formal education or may find that you learn in different ways than those found in more academic settings. To further understand your approach to education study the meaning of the sign on the cusp of the 9th House explained above, and reflect on the energy of Jupiter and its sign and house placement as indicators of the development of your higher mind.
Through the 11th House you learn from peers, and connect with your community. The 11th House involves your special interests, too. This is very much the school of life, because this is also the area which relates to developing your goals.
Your desire to have the things you want and to experience a life of true security begins with your dreams. With Pisces influencing your 11th House, your dreams play a major part in accomplishing your aims. Your ability to envision what you want from life can be quite empowering. And if you can do something which confirms the probability of making your dreams happen, then you can be even more successful. Although you have to start with the dream, at some point you need to touch the physical reality. It's like career day at school. You may think, "I'd like to be a doctor." But until you follow a doctor around for a few hours and get a sense of what it would be like, you may wonder if it actually fits. By making some physical connection to your dreams, you can become a masterful creator of your life. Neptune's rulership of this house adds a desire to make a difference in the world to your goals. You know that you can be part of the change which will add meaning and compassion to the experience of life.
Your ability to use your mental energy in a direct manner when working toward your goals is highly accentuated with Mercury in your 11th House. Networking with others who share your interests, making connections with people in your community, staying in touch with professional friends - all these activities are driven by the energy of Mercury in this house. Your speaking and writing ability can aid you in achieving your goals, and by developing your intellect and understanding, you can rise further, faster in your personal and professional growth.

Your Special Edge
It's true. Women are definitely the intuitive sex. The process of intuitive awareness may be more developed for you as a woman because you are more cyclically aware, thanks to your anatomy and hormonal changes. But there is something more. As a woman, your natural affinity with the energy of the Moon increases your receptivity, an important ingredient in opening to the intuitive process. Intuitive awareness is multifaceted. You can use it when you're dealing with emotional and psychological issues, you can apply it to your creative expression, and you can take advantage of your intuition in your work as part of your decision-making. Developing your intuitive process is like developing any other sensibility - you have to concentrate some time, effort and energy in order to finely hone this element of your psyche. Although some quality of intuition may be there innately, to make the most of it, you must learn to trust, listen and incorporate it into your life.
The parts of your chart which are most strongly associated with intuitive sensibility are the water houses: the 4th House, the 8th House and the 12th House. The 4th House is connected to your soul history. It is here that you seek a sense of home, a connection to your family, and a feeling of safety and comfort. It is here that your soul remembers your past, even if your conscious mind cannot fit the pieces together.
With the sign Leo on the cusp of your 4th House, you may feel that your family fate is indeed tied to your own. Yet you may also feel drawn to break away from the restraints which are implied in your family history, and to do things which support your individuality and autonomy. You may nourish others by example: in fact, your example can have a greater impact upon your family than you may realize! By listening to your intuitive voice concerning the best way to handle family needs and develop a true sense of security, you may be able to set your ego aside. With the Sun ruling your 4th House, you may find that sometimes your ego can get in the way of your intuitive process. It's important to define the difference between selfish desires and true inner guidance. Strive to avoid trying to control the yearnings of your soul. Sometimes you may have to tell your ego to sit quietly and listen to the part of you which speaks in a quiet whisper.
The energy of your Moon in the 4th House does stimulate a strong need for home and family ties. You also can feel a powerful connection to your soul, and need a life which allows you to nourish and support the growth of your soul in whatever you're doing. Getting caught in feelings of selfishness or opting to do things which serve only your self-interest will limit your ability to achieve a deep sense of wholeness. Because of this you may reach to your family, especially to your mother, to both give and receive support. To truly find yourself, however, you may need to break away from your emotional attachment to your family to some extent and forge, instead, a true intuitive and spiritual bond with them. From this perspective you can respond more appropriately to their needs from a position which allows you to feel comfortable with yourself.
The influence of Pluto in your 4th House stimulates a powerful drive to uncover the mysteries of your soul. In the process, you may discover old shame, fear or resentments lurking beneath the surface which undermine your ability to listen and respond to your intuitive voice. If you are to break away from the forces which seem to have an uncontrollable hold over your life and free yourself from these old wounds, you need to find their origins. Then you must allow yourself to release your attachment to the wounds themselves, surrender to the Healing Woman within your soul, and open your consciousness. Free of the guilt which has tortured your inner being for so long, your penetrating awareness can concentrate upon creating true transformation.
The 8th House brings you into your deepest emotional attachments, and is the space where you are alchemically transformed. This is the seat of your magical power: your ability to change yourself in order to become whole. Here is the heart of healing, but here you also hide your greatest vulnerabilities. Most people shy away from dealing with 8th House issues like sex, death and taxes. After all, there can be problems with any of them, and they are not easy to explore out in the open. But there is more. For your intuitive development, this area represents the part of you which holds your power, and you must learn to accept and embrace this side of yourself to feel truly satisfied with your life.
With Capricorn influencing your 8th House you may have quite a struggle in matters pertaining to the processes of change and personal transformation. This includes your feelings about aging, and your tendency may be to do whatever you can to avoid the aging process. Some things are inevitable, such as physical changes. Living in fear of the things you don't understand, like aging or death, will only block your ability to deal with these changes positively. You can control many of the effects inevitable changes will have in your life by focusing your mind and energy upon constructive possibilities. Saturn's energy is also an important factor in matters of this house, and you are likely to discover that the healing and rejuvenation you desire can only occur when you are taking full responsibility for yourself and your life circumstances.
Since you do not have any planets in your 8th House you may not feel very strongly driven to probe into the mysteries of life. Perhaps you do not have issues in this regard, but there may also be other factors in your chart which drive you in this capacity, and do not need the additional focus in this particular area. To further understand your 8th House study the sign associated with it explained above, and look to the planet associated with that sign.
The 12th House is the space of your dreams. Here, you surrender your conscious self and float into the beyond. This is also the place in your psyche which contains your past, and where you are one with all humanity. Your super conscious self rests in this part of your psyche: the part of yourself that transcends your everyday reality.
The influence of Taurus on the cusp of your 12th House may interfere with your ability to tap into your dreams. When you sleep, you may sleep very deeply and soundly, but may not have a good recall of your dreams. You can learn techniques which will help you become more in touch with your dreams, and there will be different cycles in your life which will enhance your ability to understand this part of your psyche. The influence of Venus as ruler of this house adds a need for harmony at a deep spiritual level, and you may feel most harmonious when you are positively connected to your personal environment. For example, you'll sleep better when you know your actions and efforts strengthen the earth's resources, and your visions for tomorrow will be much more uplifting.
The energy of your Sun in the 12th House can produce a desire to close away from the rest of the world - at least part of the time. You may enjoy giving energy to spiritual pursuits throughout your life and may feel most at peace when you can create a positive filter between your consciousness and the cacophony of the world. Your ability to experience an inner awareness can be quite profound, but you may have a few bumpy paths along the way before you achieve a true peace with yourself. Giving of yourself to the world through healthy channels can strengthen your sense of personal evolution. But simply withdrawing, escaping, or falling into addictive patterns will accomplish little more than wasting your vitality.
The energy of your Moon plays an important role in your intuitive development. Since your Moon is related to your subconscious mind, it should not surprise you that this is the part of you that contains all knowledge about yourself and your life. Occasionally it's a good idea to purge from your psyche the things you no longer need - much like an internal house cleaning. Your hormonal cycles provide an excellent opportunity to do just that, and by using this natural rhythm to release, you can feel much more open to clearer transmission of intuitive thinking!
You have a marvelous intuition about the way things work with your Moon in Virgo. This can be quite useful in practical matters, like knowing how to repair something. But you may also be quite intuitive about your own body, sensing when something is out of harmony. However, your tendency can be to overreact to what you feel (is a headache caused by a brain tumor?!), so you need to work on maintaining a strong sense of emotional balance in order to deal with your impressions about your health most positively. When you have a chance to be more objective, like working on an important project or designing something, your intuition guides you to do things which adds special details and high levels of definition. This finesse can be quite intriguing, and may provide a level of fascination to you, as well. 
There are other points related to the Moon which you'll find in your chart. They are called the Moon's Nodes, and are not planets, but points in space. The influence of the Moon's Nodes is felt on an inner level. From the South Node, you learn about your past and the natural inclinations which may influence many of your subconscious choices. In some ways, the South Node suggests old habits. The North Node of the Moon suggests a spiritual and emotional challenge, and represents the directions you may feel compelled to follow in your evolutionary path.
Your path toward spiritual evolution involves surrendering to the process of complete transformation with your North Node in Scorpio. By participating in experiences which are geared toward healing and regeneration you will not only experience personal growth, but can feel your connection to a higher power more readily. With your South Node in Taurus your tendency may be to pursue avenues which are selfishly possessive or narrowly stubborn. Each time you fall into the trap of extreme willfulness, you may experience profound inner turmoil, since you are learning to surrender to the power of love to help your resolve crises and achieve true healing. 
Uranian intuition is the flash of insight. Sometimes that flash is so brilliant that you change your entire life to follow it's glow. This is also the part of you which defies restraint, and certainly your intuitive mind can celebrate that possibility!
You've already discovered that you're an intuitive thinker. With Uranus in the 3rd House, you probably cannot imagine trying to make decisions without taking your intuitive promptings into consideration. You can also be quite intuitive about the best ways to connect with other people, and may experience sudden changes in your life due to the influences which occur from networking with others. 
Neptune's energy takes you into the world of the etheric - the place beyond the physical which is filled with mystical wonder. You surrender to this part of yourself when you meditate, when you give in to your creative muse, and when you give of yourself to others. In developing your intuitive and psychic sensibilities, Neptune provides a primary ingredient: letting go. Through this energy you surrender yourself to the greater truth. But be careful: you can also surrender your will to the power of deception and abuse through another of Neptune's doorways!
With Neptune in your 5th House it's easier for you to release and open your intuitive mind when you're in the midst of creating. Your imaginative and impressionable sensibilities work to your advantage when applied to self-expression - like music, the arts, dancing, writing - but any creative outlet allows you to open to this flow. Any situation which allows you to open your heart will enhance your psychic abilities!
Pluto's insight is on the deeper psychic level. Through Plutonian energy you can read between the lines. You see the twitch of an eye that tells the truth, you read the movement of hands, the tone of voice that betrays what words fail to say. Developing your Plutonian energy requires that you reach into the very depths of yourself and become familiar with your entire being. Yes, that includes your shadow self, your darker side - and it also encompasses your passion, your strength of survival and your ability to heal.
The influence of Pluto in your 4th House has been explored earlier in this section of your report.

Nurturing and Creating a Home
Nurturing. Mothering. These experiences are associated with womanliness, but are not the sole definers of your womanhood. Although women are the only ones who can become mothers, it is not necessary to be a mother to become an exceptional nurturer! Nurturing is a natural expression for women - but the manner in which it is done is very individualized. Whether with children, lovers, partners, friends - or even with your own parents - you have ample opportunities to nurture others. The person who needs your nurturing most, however, is YOU. Although caring for others can fill a special place in your soul, the way you care for yourself is especially important. You may derive nourishment from developing your talents and skills, or through your work. Study or travel can be nourishing. And something as simple as a long soak in the tub can refill your spirit. Part of nourishing yourself is physical, part emotional and part is definitely environmental: what you create in a home. In exploring these factors together, you can begin to see the link between these different levels of personal fulfillment.
Yet another facet of your Moon beyond what you've already explored, is what your Moon shows about your deepest needs. You can only feel whole when these needs are answered and fulfilled. Although it is tempting to look outside, your wisdom tells you that a great part of the responsibility for nourishment comes from within yourself.
Even though you may not like to admit it, you do enjoy just sitting back and taking it easy from time to time. Your Virgo Moon keeps you busy, though. There is always something to do, things to fix or a situation that needs your attention. Your efficiency helps you manage your time, but you have trouble relaxing if you know that there's a project waiting to be finished or someone needing your help. You nourish others by attending to all the details, and many of your efforts may seem to go unappreciated. After all, you make it look too easy. When you need to refuel your soul, the first thing you may have to get past is your guilt about not producing something. Once that's out of the way, you might make time for your favorite crafts as a means to relax, and you may thoroughly enjoy getting lost in a good book. Doing something good for your body also feels great, and you can really benefit from regular massage therapy, foot reflexology treatments or may love the feel of an herbal body wrap or facial. By indulging yourself a little from time to time, you are rejuvenated, and your efficiency improves in every area. That alone should be ample reason to take care of yourself!
Saturn also plays a positive role in nurturance. Despite the bad rap Saturn sometimes receives, this energy is necessary to your stability and growth. Through Saturn, you learn to take responsibility for yourself and your actions. Saturn also seems to be the repository of your fears, and it's important to understand and deal with these emotions in order to be whole. Trying to repress such feelings blocks your ability to feel the positive, supportive energy that life has to offer. In many respects, the energy of Saturn is played out in your life by your experience with authority figures. Your mother and father, extended family and teachers were your primary Saturnian influences when you were a young girl, and their direction and guidance still whisper in the way you approach establishing your personal security. As an adult woman, you express Saturn through the manner in which you take responsibility for yourself and your needs for stability and security.
The importance of the spiritual essence of your life cannot be overstated: you need to find a philosophy and way of approaching life's larger questions that provides a sense of stability and security. In your quest you may explore many teachings and may travel or study different cultures. With Saturn in Sagittarius you also need to develop an acceptance and tolerance for different beliefs and ideals in order to safeguard against becoming too self-righteous. Your quest for knowledge may prompt you to stay connected to learning institutions, whether as a teacher or student. Learning is your mainstay and source of strength. Your ability to share your life experience with others, especially your children, can inspire them to discover their own quest.
Your 4th House illuminates what you need in a home environment, where you will feel most comfortable and how you like to live. It is here that you create a feeling of safety, where you can let your hair down and be yourself.
The qualities of Leo radiate through this part of your chart, indicating that you need a home which is solid, strong and where you can occasionally hold court! Although you may not always entertain, you love having a place which is warm and inviting to others. Plenty of light will feel most nurturing, so make sure the sun can shine in. In the winter you'll adore a warm fire. Your decor may range from simple to lavish, although you to love to add dramatic touches. The influence of your Sun in this house adds a need to feel that you are in control of your personal environment. Even though you may be generous and enjoy entertaining, you're not likely to appreciate unannounced or uninvited visitors.
Family and home are exceptionally important needs for you with your Moon in the 4th House. Regardless of your other priorities and responsibilities, you may always operate with an underlying consideration for the needs of your family. The influences of your parents were probably very powerful when you were a young girl, and you may still feel quite close to them or be deeply influenced by their responses to the way you meet your own needs. This placement can also stimulate a desire to create your own family, and whether you have children or not, your nurturant qualities may be quite apparent to anyone who is close to you. You need a home space which provides a true feeling of comfort and support, and may not feel at home unless you have your special things around you. Those things usually considered domestic, like cooking,  may be rather enjoyable for you, and can provide a sense of stability and fulfillment. But most importantly, you need a nesting place.
With Pluto in your 4th House, you prefer a home space that shields you from the intensity of the world and protects you from prying eyes. You may have a special desire to restore an older or vintage home. If you're so inclined and have the knack of taking a place that may appear worn down, shabby or in a state of disrepair into a new life. This talent also extends to your ability to re-establish your sense of security if you've experienced a major change or crisis. Even if your life has taken turns which have left  you feeling spent, you can regenerate and begin anew. Your relationship to your family of origin may have its hidden side, but you are the only one who can heal your hurts from the past. One of your tasks may be to transform the old patterns of your "family fate" and to take the soul of your family onto a different course. But watch the temptation to compulsively repeat bad habits you learned at home. Some of them may not serve you particularly well now!

Meeting the World on Your Terms
Career and financial arenas were for many years primarily part of the "man's world." Women stayed at home, cared for children, and took care of the social needs of the family. Now that so many women are in the work place, and with the advent of more open relationships where both partners are likely to share paying bills and making financial decisions, the world is changing. You can define your identity in the world in many ways today, including developing a career. Meeting the world on your own terms involves uncovering the manner in which you might shine most effectively and the way you use your resources, and creating a pathway which allows you to realize your goals.
The Midheaven, which is usually near the top of your astrological chart, is signified by an astrological sign. This point in your chart represents your vocation, your calling in life, and the sign at the Midheaven gives you several clues about your path in the outside world. Just as importantly, the Midheaven signifies your blossoming into wholeness and the manner by which you might best accomplish this experience. Your 10th House also provides information about your career path.
With Aquarius at your Midheaven, your interest in areas which are off the beaten track may be marked, but you may also find science fascinating. You need to be recognized for something unique which sets you aside from everybody else, and you require freedom to get there. For a career to satisfy you, it will have to provide a mental challenge, and it would be even better if your could utilize technological innovations in the process. Your life path may be most fulfilling when you feel that you're on the leading edge and when you're experiencing a real sense of uplifted awareness. The energy of Uranus also influences your Midheaven, adding a need to employ your intuitive insights to your career endeavors. When you're working independently, you're inspired to put forth your best efforts. You may also be somewhat revolutionary in your approach to your work.
The influence of Uranus in Leo adds a need to gain some recognition for your unique abilities in your career. You need to shine in your work, and may do quite well in broadcasting, the entertainment industry, teaching and positions of leadership. You'll just not do it the same way you learned in school.
The process of work itself is usually seen through the 6th House in your chart. Through this facet of yourself, you express your approach and attitudes about working, and your ability to cooperate with others is also indicated here. This house is related to your physical health, and it's no surprise that you might hear the complaint (or feel it yourself), "I'm sick of my job." Instead of feeling thrown off balance by the tasks required to get through life, there are ways to use this part of your time and energy to strengthen your life.
Scorpio's impact upon your 6th House strengthens your interest in scientific areas and may add an ability to excel in research and investigation. You appreciate a work environment which allows you to operate somewhat independently and provides some privacy. You may not always want to share your insights or information until you're sure that you're satisfied. You can be quite protective of any projects you're developing. With Pluto's energy influencing this area, you may also be satisfied in fields like  psychology or metaphysics and fascinated by the processes of transformation such as evolution, restoration, ecology and healing.
You have no planets in your 6th House, but still need to do something productive with your life. This may be an indicator that you do not feel a need to focus all your attention on working. Look to the influences suggested by the sign on this house and to the planet ruling this house for more information about how to best approach fulfilling your needs for productivity and duty.
As a woman, you are innately creative. Although you may not consider yourself an artist, your creative spirit and drive are the mechanisms through which you shape your own life. Creative self-expression is seen strongly in the 5th House of your chart, and by incorporating these elements into your career, you will gain greater satisfaction from your work. If you have the time to concentrate on more recreational forms of creativity, this is the part of your chart which indicates what brings you pleasure. Life itself can certainly be a pleasurable experience - all the time, not just on holidays!
Virgo's influence on your 5th House shows that you approach creativity and play in a rather matter-of-fact manner. You're happiest when you're producing something, and may feel most satisfied when you've put your best efforts into whatever you're doing. Regardless of your choices, you'll work diligently toward the best possible mastery of your talents and skills. You may have strong manual dexterity skills, and can be quite adept as a writer, teacher or musician. Whatever your artistry, your precision and attention to detail will set you aside from everyone else. Mercury's association with this house adds a mental dimension to whatever creative avenues you pursue. It also indicates that you may find special enjoyment from recreation which is mentally stimulating.
Jupiter's energy in your 5th House adds greater emphasis to your need for creative self-expression, and to your desire to enjoy life. You may have several areas of talent or expertise, and need to find a way to utilize as many dimensions of your creativity as you can. Travel and education may inspire your imagination. One thing is sure, though:  you're rarely without inspiration. If for some reason you think you are, try breaking up your routine temporarily. The change of pace and new perspective can ignite all sorts of possibilities!
You're fortunate to have Neptune in your 5th House. This imaginative energy adds a special touch to your creative power and heightens your artistic sensibilities. Music and the arts may be an important part of your life, and you may love drama and the theater. You may also have an excellent eye for photography or cinematography.
One of the most powerful creative drives in your chart is your Sun. Since this is the energy which can drive you to be noticed, learning to cultivate this aspect of yourself in a positive manner can amplify your success in life.
There's certainly no problem with your desires, since your Taurus Sun qualities may help you create a long wish list. Maintaining your focus is one of the tricks you learned long ago, and when you really want something, there may be no end to your patience. The problem can revolve around determining your priorities and learning the difference between what you need and what you want. Sometimes, your stubborn attitudes and refusal to change can interfere with the realization of your needs. In many ways, your success depends upon knowing when to hang on and when to loosen your grasp - at least a little!
Your individuality is expressed through many different energies in your chart, but the energy which is most closely associated with the unique and individualistic part of yourself is Uranus. Through Uranian energy, you display your ingenuity and make the breakthroughs which allow you to move into new experiences. Uranus also prompts your rebellious nature, and the placement of this energy in your chart shows you where you are staging your own personal revolution.
You have Uranus in Leo and are integrating the importance of individual accomplishment and achievement into your life. Along with other women, born from 1955 to 1962,  you've broken down many barriers women have faced in their struggle of recognition as accomplished and capable individuals. Your revolution has been staged within the context of career and relationships, and continues in its effect upon society. The insights you share with other women with Uranus in Leo include the importance of establishing places for leaders who possess the courage to create change. To understand where you are creating this revolution in your own life, look to the house in which Uranus resides in your chart. 
The spark of Uranian energy in your 3rd House suggests that your unique ideas and special communicative abilities can be utilized in your career development. You may enjoy working in high-tech or scientific fields, and you may also have plenty of interesting ideas in other areas. A career which allows you to blend your intuitive sensibilities and logical thought processes will be especially satisfying.
The energy of Chiron is also a powerful factor for your outreach into the world. Through Chiron, you discover both strength and vulnerability. The vulnerability represented by Chiron is, in many ways, like a doorway which allows you to penetrate a deeper level of personal mastery. This is the process of initiation not unlike that which a Shaman must endure in order to learn how to travel between the worlds. Through Chiron, you learn how to travel between the world of your inner self and the world outside to achieve a sense of true purpose and wisdom.
You have Chiron in Aquarius, drawing your life purpose into the arena of human development and expansion of consciousness. You may be strongly aware that your own evolution and growth have an impact on the evolution of humanity as a whole, and the choices you make in your life which are centered around rising above the ordinary may allow you to do just that. You cannot fall into the trap of elitist thinking, or you will experience a deep wounding which lasts until you abandon such ideas. 
With Chiron in your 9th House you're searching for answers to all the ultimate questions as part of your quest to discover your life purpose. You may feel a strong urge to travel, desire to learn and yearning to find the teacher whose wisdom will inspire you to find truth. In essence, all these things are inside you, and the travel and learning you may need most to experience will happen on the inner planes. Doing it physically is okay too. It's good practice.

Opening Your Heart
Ah, Love.... Songs, poems, novels, fairy-tales, movies all extol the power and pleasure of love - and for good reason: love is the food of life! There are many opportunities to love, in fact, a love affair with life is not a bad idea. But you also may need to "grow" love by sharing it, and therein is the seed of all relationships.
The planetary energies which are most usually associated with love are Venus and Neptune. Venusian energy radiates directly from your heart, from the center of yourself, where love resides deep within. Loving is an inner experience. The more you open to the love you hold within yourself, the more it grows. Your feelings of worthiness are represented by Venus, and as you grow to understand and appreciate your own value as a woman, it becomes easier to let this love energy flow through your life. Neptunian energy is Divine compassionate love - the love which does not judge and readily forgives. Neptune is the realm of romance, mysticism and heavenly perfection. Truly transcendent Neptunian love arises when you have healthy boundaries of your own, otherwise, you can become a victim of your own illusions!
Through the energy of Venus in Pisces, you are driven to find love through experiencing a true sense of compassion. This begins by surrendering to your inner self and devoting your life to an existence which incorporates your spirituality. In matters of the heart you dream of the perfect love which will carry you away from your ordinary existence and transport you into ecstasy. But finding that love through your connection to another person may not be easy. It may seem okay for a while and then, when the sparkle fades and reality sets in, you may feel that you've fallen victim to your own impossible illusions. Don't lose heart: your aim is fine, as long as you can translate it into human terms! That transcendent love may come most easily when you're in the midst of your creative expression, and within the context of a relationship, emerges when you share your dreams and fantasies and put your energy into making some of those dreams real. You do have a huge tendency toward codependent and addictive relationships, and can be easily tempted to give up your own needs in favor of fulfilling the needs of another. But in a true loving relationship, each persons' needs are important. Sacrificing yourself may only lead you to a feeling of exhaustion.
Your need to learn about true cooperation in loving relationships is underscored through the influence of your Moon in opposition to Venus. It can be difficult to know exactly how much you are supposed to give, and when it is your turn to receive. The only solution is to maintain a clear awareness of your feelings, and to ask the same of your husband or lover. Part two is sharing that awareness and striving to create a real harmony between your needs and feelings for one another. Too much selfishness on either part will result in withdrawal and undermine trust. You are a lovable woman, and may have to convince yourself that your needs deserve just as much attention as those of others.
You can be a bit frustrated by your love experiences with your Sun in semi-square aspect to Venus. Part of the problem resides in your impatience. When you have a strong attraction to someone, you may want resolution about the outcome immediately. If you can work toward maintaining a  bit more objectivity when your heart begins to open to a loving relationship, you'll be more satisfied with the end results.
You have great expectations of love with Venus in quincunx aspect to Jupiter. Those expectations include how you think you'll feel about yourself and your life when you know somebody really loves you. But you've probably already run into the trouble: nothing ever changes until you already feel good about yourself!  By channeling this energy toward opening to your own vision and allowing yourself to create that vision, you've begun. The fine-tuning involves connecting that vision to your deeper needs, and to the knowledge that love never fails. It is always there, burning brightly in your heart.
Loving is not always easy for you with Venus in square aspect to Saturn. Somewhere, deep in your heart, you may feel that you do not really deserve love. That's for someone much more beautiful and perfect than you feel you are. You have one remedy for this problem: stop it! Use that Saturn energy to establish a new foundation for love, and begin by learning the difference between selfish, fear-driven love and generous, compassionate love. Just because you were hurt somewhere along the line, you do not have to continue the process of pain and suffering. Opening the doors to your heart will not be easy. It's like a cosmic test. You may be disappointed yet again. And the test is to find if you will still allow the energy of love to flow, even in the midst of endings or loss. Insisting on guarantees will never work, yet making a commitment to loving relationships which allow growth and opportunity will surprise you. This is your great challenge, and it will resonate through everything you do.
As one of the generation of women born with Neptune in Scorpio, you are seeking relationships which involve total connection. When you finally open your heart to love in an intimate relationship, you need to feel that you can create a true bond with your lover and mate. Halfway connections don't quite cut it, and if you're the one resisting, it's crucial that you discover the root of your fears or blocks. Your experience of compassionate love involves surrender to the processes of transformation, and that transformation may involve getting to the core of why you need intimacy in your life. Sexuality is certainly a part of the drive, but it is not for pure pleasure alone, nor is it for simple regeneration of the species. There is a link of energy formed during the process of intimacy which leads to the alchemy of loving, and it is that link which you are learning to understand more fully.
You may never feel satisfied with any man who shares your life with your Sun in opposition to Neptune. That is, at least, until you release the man you love from the illusion of perfection he must meet before you can accept him. Strangely enough, this all goes back to seeing yourself clearly, and accepting yourself as you are. You must learn to create positive boundaries between yourself and those who share your heart, because you are so sensitive that you will respond emotionally to their feelings as though they were your own. If you fall into patterns of codependency and dysfunctionality, that's okay as long as you as working to get beyond the traps involved. But if you're in denial about the truth of your relationships, then you have much more work to do.
With Mars and Neptune in trine aspect to one another your experiences with men may help to sustain your faith in healthy relationships. Although you have your ideals, you can also assert yourself when you need to pursue something different beyond your relationship. For example, if you need to feel satisfied through a career, you can do that without threatening the integrity of a supportive relationship. You will grow most fully in a relationship which sustains you on multiple levels - physical, emotional and spiritual.
With Uranus and Neptune in square aspect to one another, you are part of a generation filled with an uncomfortable concern for religious and spiritual ideals. You may not know whom you can trust in the worlds of politics and business, and are likely to struggle with your search for a meaningful spiritual path which is part of the framework of your life on its most intimate level. It's important that you learn ways to identify fanaticism, since you can either fall victim to others and their fanatical ideals or become too overbearing with your own. The influence of these energies can be problematic in relationships, particularly if you do not trust your inner voice and allow another to determine your needs in areas which you must discover for yourself.
The houses in your chart which amplify love relationships are the 5th, 7th, and 11th Houses. Through the 5th House, you experience giving love. It is through this facet of yourself that you have love affairs, playful and recreational relationships and where you produce the offspring of loving. The offspring can range from artistic endeavors to children. But when dealing with relationships, this is the space which is usually occupied by loving another in an intimate sense.
Virgo's influence on your 5th House adds a practical and methodical approach to love affairs. You're not likely to open your heart unless you have a meeting of the minds. You may even have a list of the characteristics you hope to find in a lover and may not let a number of men through the door if they fail to meet your strict criteria. This sense of discrimination can be quite helpful, particularly if your tend to be overly romantic. The energy of Mercury plays an important role in the way you show love. You may enjoy sending special cards and letters to keep the connection strong, and might even be tempted to write poems or stories based upon your experiences of love. Maintaining a mental connection with your lover will always be important. You can also close the door to your heart by allowing feelings of imperfection or inferiority to get in your own way. Take a personal inventory (that should be easy for you!), and oil those rusty hinges on the doors to your heart. Allow yourself to play a bit more. Your sensuality can be a lot of fun when you let it out.
Jupiter's energy in your 5th House adds a dimension of adventure to your love life. You might be most fascinated by someone whose cultural or educational background is different from your own. An intelligent and thoughtful man will be extremely interesting and fascinating to you. Travel, learning and lively discussion can all spark your interest and accessibility. You'll feel much more excited about a relationship which encourages your freedom of expression, too.
Neptune's energy in your 5th House encourages you to spend a lot of time dreaming about the perfect love. Reverie and fantasy can be healthy, and in the best situations your intimate relationships will allow plenty of time for you to indulge in playful fantasy and high-level romance. Be alert to the possibility of falling in love with love, or with the things you wish to see in others, and try to take off your rose colored glasses from time to time. Make time in your life for giving of yourself, whether through charitable ventures, in community service or through your creative or artistic self-expression. And avoid the temptation of looking for a love that will rescue you from a life that does not fit your dreams.
The 7th House of your chart illustrates what you're seeking from a partner. More importantly, this part of your chart also tells a story about the kind of partner you really want to become. This is also the realm of social contact, and provides information about your approach to socialization. Although marriage agreements are shown through the 7th House, planets here (or a lack of planets here) do not "promise" marriage or its lack. But if your 7th House is highly activated, you may be more motivated to find a partner.
Since you have Sagittarius influencing your 7th House, you need lots of freedom within your partnership or marriage. Any partner who tries to hold you back will only be frustrated, so he may as well give you the independence you require or he won't have you at all. You may also attract highly independent men, and in order to have the trust and understanding required to sustain a partnership, need to clarify what you expect from one another. You'll appreciate a man who is an excellent companion and enjoys traveling down the road of life with you, although you may each take your own personal journeys from time to time. During the periods in which you connect, you need to plan, talk and envision your future goals and desires. Since Jupiter's energy is influential in this area, you can gain excellent support through a partnership when you're participating together in something that will allow you to feel that you're heading toward a brighter future.
Your motivations for getting married are important to understand since you have Saturn in your 7th House. Marriage may seem like a security arrangement, and can definitely provide a structure and support in your life. However, if you rely on another person to generate your sense of security, you will always wonder if you're really secure. You may instead, end up in a situation where you feel controlled or inhibited. Learning to be personally responsible as an individual and within the context of relationships is one of your primary lessons. You do not need to marry to find someone who will care for you like a father. If you do, you may wake up one morning to discover that you are a prisoner of your own fears. However, you may prefer to marry a man who is older than you, because you do need a partner who has some maturity. Sometimes, Saturn in the 7th House delays marriage, and in today's world the delay is frequently a result of a woman's choice to establish herself in a career or profession. One thing is certain: when you do make a commitment, you intend to honor it and will expect the same from your husband or mate.
It is through the 11th House that you learn about unconditional relationships, and where you open to receiving love and support from others. Here you find your friends, your supportive professional allies, and your community. Through this facet of yourself you develop your special interests. And here you set your goals for the future. It's wonderful the way friends can support your aims, provide feedback when you need objectivity, and comfort you when you're facing challenges. Your approach to friendship is also seen through this part of your chart.
You have Pisces on the cusp of your 11th House, signifying that your friendships can have a spiritual and deep-seated emotional bond. Those who share your beliefs and ideals will be readily invited into your circle, and you may have lifelong friends whose history parallels your own. Compassionate understanding is the tie that binds when it comes to your friends, but you can also get into trouble if you fail to maintain your emotional boundaries with your friends. If you feel that a friend is taking unfair advantage of you, examine the part you play in that situation. You may need to clearly define when you are and are not available to them. Neptune's influence in this house adds a special psychic connection to your close friends. This energy enhances your ability to forgive your friends, too. It's probably a good idea to be very careful when you're making business agreements with friends, since it would be difficult for you to draw the line between business and friendship. If at all possible, try to avoid linking the two. Overall, it is through your friendships that you develop your most compassionate links to your heart. These relationships teach you how to open to receiving love. For you to open your heart to let love in, you may first need to forgive yourself and let go of the past.
Sharing understanding and speaking the same language (figuratively) is important to you with Mercury in your 11th House. Talking with your friends may be a high priority, and you can go out of your way to make yourself accessible so that this link can be maintained. Your friends also give you something to talk about, but you have to be careful to avoid excessive gossip!  You may have friends in a broad age group, and will be likely to attract the friendship of young people throughout your life. You like the way young minds think, and since youthful ideas keep your own aims spinning, it's fun to spend time around these inquiring minds.

Power Issues:  Sex, Money and Control
Personal power is an individual expression, and has different meanings for each person. As a woman in the world today, your opportunity to experience and express your personal power is largely dependent upon the manner in which you develop it. Particularly in the Western World, as times have changed and the power base has gradually evolved beyond the patriarchal control of the last centuries, women are seeking to define their place in the world: collectively and individually. Gaining influence in the world through career and financial development, you begin to understand the different levels of power. Within the family, your roles are also evolving. You are also more free to express your sexual needs and desires, and demand that you are respected as a person and not sexually abused. But everything stems from your ability to identify, embrace and assimilate the true nature of your power as an individual woman.
On a personal level, you can begin to identify much about your own power by looking deeply into the meaning of your 1st House: Your Personality Self. Early in your report you read about what you project about yourself as identified by your Ascendant. Your first House further defines that projection of the Self, and is an area where you carve out much about the way you show yourself to the world on your own terms.
Through your Gemini Ascendant you show the face of the eternal questioner, always eager to discover something new in the world around you. Your power emerges through your ability to communicate effectively with others. By developing your mind and increasing your understanding, you may become an important link in the evolution of human thought. But you are distractible, and it is that tendency to get off track which can undermine your power. Instead of developing your understanding, you can wade in the shallows of simplicity, glancing across the surface and never penetrating the depths of wisdom. The power of the present moment holds many opportunities for you, especially when your mind is focused and connected to the here and now. From this point, you can create endless possibilities for your personal growth, which will be further enhanced  through mental clarity and awareness of the world around you.
Since you do not have planets in your 1st House your personality expression may not be overpowered by the drive of a particular energy. The qualities associated with the sign on this house cusp, explained above, since through as the primary manner in which you want to be seen by the world.
Another power space on your chart is your Midheaven. This point, which is usually at the top of your chart and marks the cusp of the 10th House, is like the crown and torch of the Statue of Liberty. Here too, are the indicators of the types of people you most admire, and the clues to what you need to develop within yourself to attain unshakable self-respect.
Through your Aquarius Midheaven you are well aware of the importance of a group-oriented power base. However, this power in numbers works only if you are affiliated with those whose views and ideals reflect and strengthen your own. You admire those whose efforts are dedicated to the principles of liberty and universality. Work for the collective or humanitarian service can encourage your rise to prominence and influence.
With Venus influencing your 10th House you may be fascinated with the prospect of a career in the arts. At the very least your personal artistry needs to be expressed and acknowledged through your career path. Your love of beautiful things can be incorporated into your career, as can your awareness and ability to work in fields which are of interest in women. Relationship counseling, public relations, image counseling, fashion design, the beauty industry, interior decorating - all these areas appeal to your Venusian energy. Your knack of endearing others to you and your charm and grace can be beneficial in almost any career capacity.
The dynamic energy of Mars in your 10th House stimulates a desire for a career which keeps you active. Your drive is matched by the courage to forge a path which allows you to assert your needs and abilities in a strong manner. You're the woman who can be at home with "the good ol' boys" and can match wits (and probably strength of will) with anyone. Work in physical fitness, the military or law enforcement may be good choices. But you may also be fascinated with medical fields and in any capacity can take charge or initiate. Developing positive ways to assert yourself may be necessary if you are to experience the success you deserve, since aggression may seem easier than positive self-assertion. You don't mind taking risks to get ahead.
Cultivating your intellectual abilities enhances your confidence and success in the world. You may also be quite adept working with people and will probably enjoy working in fields which require good people skills. Getting the education you need is an important step, and your acceptance and understanding of this approach can be especially empowering.
Your talents and abilities may have been obvious in your youth, although you may have made choices which seem to have altered your use of them with Venus in semisextile to your Midheaven. But when you look at it, you'll realize that activities like those piano or dance lessons have extended benefits in other areas of your life as an adult woman, even if you are not on the concert stage! Anything which develops your self esteem improves your opportunities for success, and that is as true now as it was  when you were a young girl. Your life work may involve the arts in some way and may also extend into avenues which are particularly appealing to women. Cultivating social skills and using your grace and refinement to your advantage can strengthen your standing in the world.
Mars conjunct your Midheaven activates your sense of ambition, and can play a strong role in your need to establish power and autonomy through your life work. You'll be most attracted to career circumstances which provide breakthrough opportunities and allow you to utilize your leadership. Your needs for crisis and competition in your career are strong, so finding a career which incorporates crises or positive outlets for competition will be necessary if you are to avoid hostility. Pay attention to the way you handle power plays in your profession, since your desire to achieve your aims can blind you to the needs or sensibilities of others.
With Jupiter in trine aspect to your Midheaven, the doors to achieving your ambitions are likely to open rather easily. You may have excellent connections, but your confidence in your skills and abilities is what draws the attention of the people who are there to use their influence to support your aims. From positions of influence, you can also be quite generous and helpful to others. Sometimes, you can be a little lazy about reaching your goals, especially if you feel you deserve to be there already. But once you put your efforts into something, there's no stopping you.
With Saturn's energy in sextile aspect to your Midheaven you can use your sense of personal responsibility and self discipline to help you manifest your goals. Your desire to achieve success in the world is probably quite strong, and you will probably gain greater recognition for your efforts among your peers and those who can appreciate the quality of your work. You will probably want to establish yourself in a career, and can also be influential in aiding others who seek your counsel or guidance in their own career paths.
Confronting your needs to own and express your power is necessary with Pluto in opposition to your Midheaven. You may have dealt with power struggles all your life, or you may still have abandonment issues from your childhood. As a result your own sense of mistrust can actually undermine your ability to achieve your aims. The manner in which you deal with authority figures is crucial to your success, since if you continually feel a need to undermine the power of authority you may be missing the point. You need to determine when authority is used to your benefit and learn to resist when it is used in a counterproductive manner. This is not easy because you probably don't like being controlled in the least, but finding the core of your own power requires that you own up to the fact that you have some fascination with the process. This struggle for control can prompt you to do things which are somewhat destructive until you determine that you have a choice! You can actually use this same force to expose corruption, investigate what lies beneath the surface, or rejuvenate what once appeared useless.
Someone once said that money makes the world go around, and from all evidence, it certainly seems to be a powerful force. Money, in fact, symbolizes power. With money, you can have what you want. With more money, you can have more of what you want. Without money, you may want what you cannot have. Your relationship with money is an extremely intimate and seductive force. The way you use your resources - money, time, energy - says a lot about how you perceive your own power and personal worth. This facet of yourself is expressed through the 2nd House of your chart. Here, you express your value systems. The important special link between finances and self-esteem cannot be understated, and is especially important for you as a woman. In order to extract the real value of your talents and services from others in the world (such as what you are paid from your job), you must first value yourself.
The qualities of Cancer radiate through your 2nd House, indicating that you take a protective approach to handling your finances and personal resources. Your emotional attitudes about material things plays an important role in your values, and you may find that you hang onto some things simply out of sentimentality - including your deeply ingrained attitudes about money. If you've been taught that money is the root of all evil, you may find it quite difficult to abandon that attitude and allow yourself to feel good about financial success. When you stop to evaluate your own need for material security, you'll find that establishing a solid financial base is an important step toward strengthening your worth on many levels. The energy of your Moon plays a major role in your approach to finances, and you need to recognize the cyclical nature of the economy if you are to deal with it effectively. You may even work well in a profession which is cyclical in its production and demand or can be successful in areas which rely on time-honored resources, like real estate, antiques, or the food industry. Since you may feel drawn to use your resources, including time money and energy, to assist others, it would make sense that you'll be more effective when you know how to attract, develop and positively maintain your own.
Just because your 2nd House is empty do not think that you'll be without money. This can, in fact, be a strong indicator that money matters will not be a primary drive in your life. Self-esteem issues may not be extremely powerful for you either, although you can strengthen your sense of self-worth by embracing the qualities associated with the sign which is on the cusp of this house.
Resources which you share with others are reflected in the 8th House of your chart. Whether you're considering joint property and finances, inheritance, insurance settlements or tax obligations, this area is not as free and easy as the 2nd House, which seems more like what you want for yourself alone. Another layer of this part of your life deals with your sexuality, and the manner in which you open intimately to others. This is a very personal space, and it is probably one of the most guarded aspects of any woman's psyche. It is here that much wounding has taken place over many centuries, and it is here that the mask of propriety has to be removed in order to openly accept and integrate that fact that you are a person who needs wholeness and healing, and who yearns to bond at the most alchemical level with life itself.
Here you also find your compulsions. It's no wonder that you don't display this part of yourself to just anybody. You have to feel safe to open this facet of yourself, and you realize that this vulnerability can be used against you in power plays. But what you may not always remember is that this is also where you have the power! In true tantric traditions, it is through the vessel of a woman's sexual energy that a couple can ride the wave of sexual ecstasy. This also extends to the other power aspects of any relationship. If your transformational and magical qualities are blocked, the whole of the relationship will suffer.
Your approach to sexual intimacy may be quite cautious due to the influence of Capricorn on your 8th House. Although you may enjoy the games of love, when it gets to intimacy, you're not entirely footloose and fancy free. Before you achieve real intimacy, you need to establish trust and mutual respect. Otherwise you may never fully open your heart and soul to the relationship. You can be quite sensual, and will find it easier to experience the levels of sexuality which transport you into ecstasy when you indulge your sensual side. Once you've made an emotional commitment in a relationship, you may not relinquish it easily, so it's very important that you make choices for reasons which fit your deeper needs. You need to be careful of your tendency to be attracted to someone for the things or financial security he can provide. If this is your basis for getting together, you may ultimately feel trapped by the relationship.
Since you have no planets in the 8th House you may not be obsessed with too many problems or hassles with the issues of this area in your life. But you may not get off free on this one, either. Study the sign on the cusp of this house and read everything noted about the planet associated with that sign, because this is the energy tied up with your emotional attachments!
Mars energy is about getting what you want by going after it. Mars is drive. Mars is courage. Mars is desire. Mars is unabashed sexuality. Mars is the fuel for personal power. Men do Mars quite effectively, right down to fighting and war. But you also have a warrior spirit, an Amazon Self. This is your Mars. If you fail to own and utilize your own Martian force, you lose power.
Your personal power arises first within your artistic sensibilities with Mars in Pisces. When your energy is flowing through your creativity, you are whole and complete. This spiritual force can also be experienced through adopting a more introspective approach to life, and through surrendering to your higher needs to support and guide you. Your power is directly linked to that of the Source, from whose heart you feel true compassion. Sexually, you love romance, role-playing and lovemaking which involves the stuff dreams are made of. The right setting is important, and you can really open to your lover when you feel secluded from intrusions from the outside world. You may dream of the perfect lover but attract needy men or men whose dreams are totally unrealistic. If that's the case, take a look at your own need to rescue - if you are sending out those rescue beams, you'll get plenty of willing, wounded men who are in need of repair. You may be the one sending out the wounded victim vibes, so be careful: if you seem to be too needy, you'll find men who want to control and direct your life for you. That is definitely not power. This vacillation between addiction and codependency can be your pattern until you turn inside and discover the real power which resides deep within yourself. You have unlimited power to create life on your own terms, but it must be focused in order to manifest.
Mars and Pluto in opposition to one another is a constant test. You're always faced with people who are controllers. Do you think that could be because you like to be in control yourself?  Well, you'd better answer that in the affirmative, since you love the idea of power and are hungry to experience it. But the way you use it is crucial. And the way you allow others to assert their power over you is also extremely important. You can either be abusive or abused, depending on what you hold in your deep desires. Now you may think it can't be that easy, but in your heart of hearts you know it's true. You're fascinated by all the things everybody considers taboo and need to at least look into those fascinations in healthy ways or you're likely to undo yourself - not a pretty picture. You can be the ultimate temptress, so why not learn how to use that in its best sense and let the Goddess residing within work through you? By uncovering your hidden power through developing your inner self you can become completely transformed and can alter your life accordingly, especially if your motives are pure.
Mars conjunct your Midheaven activates your sense of ambition, and can play a strong role in your need to establish power and autonomy through your life work. You'll be most attracted to career circumstances which provide breakthrough opportunities and allow you to utilize your leadership. Your needs for crisis and competition in your career are strong, so finding a career which incorporates crises or positive outlets for competition will be necessary if you are to avoid hostility. Pay attention to the way you handle power plays in your profession, since your desire to achieve your aims can blind you to the needs or sensibilities of others.
Saturn plays the role of the big controller in your life. Sometimes that control seems to come from outside. You know - all the rules and regulations, the authority figures, the intimidating people who tell you what to do - this is the Saturn of the outside world. But you have the same traffic cop in the back of your own mind, telling you what is right and wrong, chiding you when you make a mistake, holding you back when you're about to do something stupid. Saturn control can be a good thing. This is your energy for self-discipline, clarity and focus. You need Saturn. But you need Saturn in its most productive sense. You do not need the guilt, intimidation and self-limitation that keep you from having what you require from life.
Through your Saturn in Sagittarius you can be philosophical about the way you use control.  Education may be important too. Your sense of personal power is strong when your life is a reflection of your deeply held beliefs and ideals. You have to walk the talk in order to be totally free and alive. Because you may feel a strong need to share your thoughts and ideals with others, you may always be teaching (or preaching!). But the kind of teacher you become will be determined by whether or not you make room for real diversity. If you are caught in self-righteous idealism, you will ultimately lose power because you will then move away from the Source of Truth.
Your mental attitudes are centered upon responsible thinking with Mercury in trine aspect to Saturn. You'll find that when you are guiding or teaching others or sharing what you've learned from life experiences, you are rewarded with a sense of inner confidence. You know the power of your mind and have the capability of changing your life through techniques like affirmation and positive thinking.
Your disappointments may seem to override your self-confidence. The energy of Venus in square aspect to Saturn tests your ability to maintain faith in the nature of love itself, and also tests your sense of self worth. If you base your worth entirely upon others and their responses and reactions, something as trivial as a curt remark can wound your self esteem, and then your power flies out the window!  You may also be stuck in old emotional wounds like a lost love, allowing your pain and regret to block your ability to let love heal you. You are empowered when you keep your heart open, sharing yourself with the world around you and embracing yourself fully and completely. Concentrating on strengthening your self worth is necessary if you are to experience a real sense of personal power. Learning how to manage your material resources is part of this experience, and if you can apply reasonable discipline to your spending and avoid the temptation of buying things when you don't really have the resources (watch those credit cards!), you'll be happier in the long run - and more powerful, too!
Your reasonable judgment and practical approach to the job at hand are supported by Jupiter in sextile to Saturn. By setting your sights on goals which are meaningful to your growth, you can achieve real success, and this is the core of power which lasts throughout your lifetime. You're willing to put forth the necessary effort and discipline to make your dreams come true.
You are quite capable of using your power and influence in positive ways with Saturn's energy in trine aspect to Pluto. Taking responsibility for your need to bring about transformation change may prompt you to pursue careers which involve healing in some way. You have a deep faith in the process of higher law, and can be a very effective innovator, researcher, teacher, physician or artist - using your expression in the world to illustrate your awareness of the power of the human spirit.
With Saturn's energy in sextile aspect to your Midheaven you can use your sense of personal responsibility and self discipline to help you manifest your goals. Your desire to achieve success in the world is probably quite strong, and you will probably gain greater recognition for your efforts among your peers and those who can appreciate the quality of your work. You will probably want to establish yourself in a career, and can also be influential in aiding others who seek your counsel or guidance in their own career paths.
Plutonian control is sometimes difficult to grasp, but it's definitely there. When you feel this control from outside yourself, it is undermining and extremely intimidating. The force of Pluto is buried deep within your psyche. It is unleashed and grows in a manner like the process of mitosis in a fertilized cell, which is altered, splits off, combines with other cells and ultimately becomes an organism. Through Pluto, you experience the power of life, birth, healing, and the ultimate change of death. If you are trapped in a mire of shame, guilt and self-destructiveness, you may have undergone a Plutonian transformation as a result of trauma earlier in your life. But it is this same force which plants the seeds of change that eventually can lead to the creation of a new self.
You learned about power from your parents and may have felt that one parent had a very strong hold on your life. They still may. But all the while, you may have found yourself resisting their control, or trying to undermine it. You tested limits. You knew just how far to push without getting the rug pulled from beneath your feet. Or did you? Now that you have grown to be a woman, you may have difficulty feeling that your foundation is ever stable enough. You know deep within yourself that you needed to destroy the unfitting or unfair images you had of your family, their traditions or their false identities. You may also feel some guilt that you cannot fully identify. This is the guilt your soul recalls. It may not be entirely your own. It may be something you felt as early as the time you spend in your mother's womb. It might be something from another lifetime that you remember at a cellular level, a feeling that haunts you when you are alone. Let it go. Find yourself. Step into your power and allow yourself to be healed. Then, and only then, will you finally feel that you've found home.

Embracing Your Divine Self
In western society today it's okay to admit that women are Goddesses. This, in itself, implies that the power of The Source may not be solely masculine. In essence, this power contains All That Is, but as a woman, you express it through your Goddess Self. This part of yourself is always there when you feel abandoned or alone to give you comfort. Your Goddess Self is standing firmly beside you when you face a major challenge, sharing her strength and support. Your Goddess Self opens the doors to Truth and Understanding. She is the essence of all that is Love. Look in the mirror. Stare deeply into your own eyes and you will see her reflected back at you.
When you need to get in touch with your inner being, an exercise in guided imagery can help you make the transition from your everyday thinking to heightened awareness. Take a few minutes to make this journey. Before you begin, find time to be alone. Sit or lie down in a comfortable position in a place that feels safe to you. Take three deep breaths. With each breath, release the tension from your body as you exhale. As you inhale, fill yourself with energy, light and inner calm. Then, close your eyes, and take one more relaxing breath.
Imagine that you are in a place surrounded by magnificent mountains. You are prepared to make the ascent to the mountain top, and have the confidence, ability and courage to reach the peak. As you make the climb, feel yourself becoming more light and free. The trees are like old friends, and the rocks that support your feet are safe and secure. As you near the top of the mountain, you are filled with a sense of elation. Once you are standing at the peak, you see a small stone temple before you. It is surrounded by translucent light. Walking up the stairway to the temple, you realize you are transported into a sacred space. The structure looms much larger as you near its portal. Standing at the door is a woman dressed in soft, flowing robes of muted colors. She carries with her a journal, closed with a clasp of pure platinum. She invites you to sit with her, and as you sit together, she opens her journal. You see that her hands are beautifully radiant. She begins to write and allows you to see what she is writing. Her words are your thoughts. There is the question you pondered yesterday. And following the question, is the answer, so simple and easy to understand. Then, she stands, places the journal in your hands and bids you good-by. Your experience with her reminds you that you have perfect knowledge and understanding if you will but stop to listen to your inner voice.