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Astrology Reading 3a: In-Depth Synthesis/Emphasis

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Astrology Reading sample 3a: Introduction and Pluto

         When an astrologer looks at your horoscope, he or she first sees if there are planets conjunct your angles (i.e.; the ascendant or midheaven, or their opposite points the descendant and nadir), as well as the chart’s overall pattern. Some charts fall into more than one planetary pattern, and some into no pattern at all. Remember, that these patterns are not handed down by god, you are. And if your chart doesn’t fall into a category, so much the worse for the category, not for you or your chart.

         Earthly life can be likened to being in school. Some souls are grade-schoolers. Their level of understanding is simple and basic; they get to play a lot, but have little real power or wisdom. Some souls are in graduate school. They’ve been studying a long time, still have a lot of homework, and have amassed a great deal of knowledge. Yet all human beings share in their humanity and mortality. We all have problems and weaknesses; else we wouldn’t be here. And when we don’t learn, for whatever reason, we have to repeat that grade. This is one manifestation of karma. I believe we are all born on Earth because we have something to learn, some unfinished business in flesh and life to which we have yet to attend.

         The features of your chart that I will draw on for this reading, not necessarily in this order or entirely from this list, are:

1) Pluto exactly conjunct the ascendant.

2) Virgo rising.

3) Lord of the ascendant in the sixth house.

4) Lord of ascendant opposed to the Moon and Uranus.

5) Mars closely (orb 1 3/4°) opposed Venus in fixed signs.

6) Tension of above opposition released at midheaven.

7) Saturn opposed Moon (orb 4°) in fixed signs.

8) Pluto opposed the Sun (orb 6°) and conjunct the descendant.

9) Tension of above opposition released by Neptune trine Sun.

10) Sun conjunct Jupiter in Pisces.

11) No planets in cardinal signs.

12) Fixed T-square: Moon-Saturn-Neptune.

13) Classic Seesaw Planetary Pattern except for Neptune.

14) Uranus opposed Mercury.

15) Many oppositions (five) in the chart.


         The one thing that stands out immediately in your chart, Sandra, is the exact conjunction of Pluto to your ascendant. Any conjunction of a planet to the ascendant is very significant, and an exact conjunction such as yours is the most significant aspect there is. In fact, on <birth date>, Pluto was precisely on <birthplace>’s eastern horizon (the ascendant) at <birth time>, one minute before you were born and within the margin of error of hospital birth recording. I believe that human souls incarnate on this planet to work out lessons in life and love that the soul has yet to learn. Pluto exactly conjunct the ascendant at your birth tells me that this is the fundamental symbolism of your incarnation, that you elected this moment to be born—and it synchronously chose you—because it was resonant with what you had already made of yourself and with whom you are potentially to be, as a free, disincarnate, and immortal spirit.

         So what does this mean? All planets symbolize aspects of our entire human and transcendent psyche, and Pluto represents change, catharsis, personal transformation, growth, death, and rebirth. Pluto also represents sex and the evolutionary kundalini energy in our spinal column that transforms and evolves the human body. And the French wisely and poetically call the orgasm “Le petit morte,” the little death, because through the orgasm we transcend time, space, and our bodies and are energetically born anew into this world. All this is Pluto.

         Pluto is also your shadow, that which you have not yet brought into the light. It is what you are compelled to forget, what you bury, what you refuse to see or feel. When you deny a part of your psyche to yourself, it becomes the devil to you. And you project it out onto others whom you then hate, despise and fear. But it is really the part of your humanity that you cannot let yourself have, for in order to embrace it, whom you know yourself to be would have to die. Yet this is an experience that you have to have, for otherwise your life is wrapped around it like a man wrapped in terror around his doom. If you do not let yourself have your primal fears—the experiences you have lived through but could not feel, the nightmares that at one time you and you alone in the universe inhabited but could not be present for—then there will be similar experiences in your life that you will not receive or surrender to, that you will be unable to feel, to see, or to live. This is your shadow.

         In the garden of Paradise, so it is said, a rose bush once bloomed beneath the tree of knowledge. And within that plant’s first rose, a bird was born. A beauteous and miraculous creature, his song and plumage ever delighted Adam and Eve. However, when they were driven from the garden by the cherub’s flaming sword, an errant spark fell upon the bird’s nest and destroyed him. Yet from a single red egg in the nest a new, solitary Phoenix bird arose. The story goes on to say that the Phoenix now lives in Arabia, and that every hundred years he burns to death in his nest, and that each time a new Phoenix, the only one in the world, rises anew from the single red egg.

         You are that Phoenix bird, and your immolation once a century is both your physical death and the catharses you embrace to help you become larger, to embrace more of your humanity and thus become more human before you die. Pluto teaches us to enter our shadow, to descend into our own hell, to allow whom we thought we were to die in order to be reborn. For a beautiful allegorical painting depicting the annual spring rebirth when the abducted queen of Hell, Persephone, returns to her mother Demeter the Earth, turn to Frederick Leighton's The Return of Persephone on page 200.



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