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Here is the e-mail that Bradley sent me:

Jill's Progressed Chart (5.24.15)

“Not surprising to see all these Virgo planets.

First, a little over two years ago she had her progressed New Moon in Leo. This must have seeded something relative to her calling in this life. It would make sense to go back and try to tease out what seeded in consciousness at that time, for that larger calling and purpose is what will be unfolding for the years to come.

This New Moon would have been about 10 degrees Leo in the natal second house. Again we have the second house theme of being self reliant and self-sufficient in manifesting this purpose. The symbol points to finding her inspiration within (Leo 2nd).

Now, with the Venus-Mars Leo in 2nd natal, plus the progressed chart, this mass of 2nd house energy is now in Virgo. With this shift into Virgo there has likely become more increasing self-analysis over last couple years as Mars and Mercury just joined Venus in Virgo in the secondary progressed (SP) chart.

Also, the SP Moon has been in Virgo for almost the last 2 years – even more of a repeating theme of Virgo “lacking” relative to second house self-worth. Moon Virgo can also be a time of an identity (moon) crisis (Virgo), which stems back to the root lack of self-worth, self-esteem, and self-value, linked with the need to continue to liberate from all the conditioning the consciousness has internalized. There is a need to free oneself from self-measuring based on comparing and contrasting oneself and others. Others will appear more successful, more accomplished. This may be true, and it may be a facade of hypocrisy. Ultimately, there is the heroine’s call – her special calling – the timing of which has nothing to do with anyone else’s timing and path. Tuning into her own authentic (Aquarius) path (north node in ninth house) will help to secondarily her consciousness from comparing and contrasting and then measuring her own value based on a perceived lack relative to a bullshit measure of success.

Some are 50 years old and are having this exact same struggle. She is not alone. However, as you say, only she can pull herself up (2nd house planets): only she can love (Leo) herself (2nd) from within.  I suppose one thing we can do is ask the saints/Yogananda to bless her with inner self love. I don’t know how else to reach someone without the grace of the Divine working from their inside.

One other thought is that the last quarter square of Venus-Mars to Pluto – crisis in belief, relative to life purpose – is related to finding a purpose; this purpose, relative to a last quarter square, may not be fitting into consensus society. So, having these symbols wrapped up in needing to free oneself from society and social sphere defining one’s position in the word – a crisis in “what do I believe my purpose is because I don’t know how it fits into the reality I’m witnessing.” There is a need to originate this purpose completely from within, regardless of what others think, say or do.”

Edited for clarity. As far as my coming and goings with Jill are concerned, this hits the nail on the head.

And this was a more obscure interpretation from Tarek Moustafa, an astrologer in Keep It Simply Seriously:

Talk to us about bullying in school.

Which may be the result of many what the native have experienced as a child a discord between parents at home, of verbal conflicts/arguments on matters of money and acquisition.

The native may found herself encountering usually bad people (from her perspective) until she learns that the people she encounter mirrors her inner fears and insecurities.

The native should observe her progressed moon aspects to natal, and her progressed Venus direction and aspects, for they will show moments of hardships and victories in the native life.

The native needs guidance to understand relationships. i.e… other means of knowledge beside astrology.

The worst aspects of the chart.
– Chiron in her place.
– Mercury applying to oppose the conjunction Saturn/Neptune
– The angular conjunction of Saturn and Neptune.

The best aspects:
– Moon applying to Venus by sextile.
– The grand trine Sun/Pluto/MC
– Jupiter / Node applying trine.

What happened on the day of the new moon on “1-Jan-2014″ (i.e late december 2013/Early Jan 2014) may provide a clue for the native about the performance of the focal of her T-square and his Almuten figuris.”

A lot of that is Greek to me. -shrugs-

This is the house of your personality, the way you present yourself to the world, and your physical appearance.

These people come across as gentle creatures. There’s something familiar about them — they’re the guy or gal next door. When they enter a room, they don’t walk in with a splash. Instead, they move to the sides and weave their way inwards. These people have a familiar feel to them. Because they are rather sensitive to their environment, they can get flustered easily, especially in public.

Their first instinct, when threatened or on unfamiliar ground, is to protect themselves. When new situations present themselves, they can immediately withdraw or act shy. Generally, these people come across as caring people. They seem quite sweet — even innocent. Usually, these people appear unassuming enough to be quite approachable. Some Cancer Ascendants, however, have retreated into themselves so much as to be quite the opposite.

Since Capricorn is on the Descendant, Cancer Ascendant people are looking for structure and security in their partner and their relationship. These people function best when their partner displays strength, financial and emotional stability, and know-how. In fact, many Cancer Ascendants prefer it when their relationship has well-defined rules. Security is the basic need, and they are generally more than willing to give up some personal freedom in order to get it. In some cases, Cancer Ascendant people can surprise their partners. Why? Because they come across as rather unassuming, family-oriented people. When it comes to marriage, they have a rather matter-of-fact, practical approach.

The Ascendant (or rising sign) is often considered the mask one wears when meeting others. Perhaps it is most aptly thought of as the automatic responses to one’s environment. The Ascendant shows our natural defenses and how we cope with day-to-day issues. The energies of the sign and condition of the Ascendant are most overt and obvious to others. The Ascendant shows an individual’s first, natural reaction to new people and situations.

Cancer Rising and Moon in Pisces

Your Moon in Pisces expands your empathy and devotion to include not just your own immediate family, but all of life. You are a spiritual “mother” to many.

This is the house of your personality, the way you present yourself to the world, and your physical appearance.

Everybody seems to like Libra Ascendant natives. They just come across as nice, pleasant, and fair. Look a little closer at their lives, and these nice people may have had quite a few problems in their relationships. Some of them have had a string of relationships, and it can be hard to imagine why! These natives attract others to them effortlessly. Besides, they simply don’t know what to do with themselves without a significant other.

Libra rising generally appear to be smoothing everything over. They have charming smiles, a gentle approach with others, and an easygoing image. Even if they were not endowed with good looks, they are attractive. Most pay a lot of attention to their personal appearance — the colors they wear, their hair, the way they walk.

Libra rising people can be enormously persuasive, although they will almost always use a “soft sell” approach when they want to win others over, which is all of the time! A tendency to pass the buck and keep up that “nice guy/gal” image are their worst qualities. However, they can make excellent mediators and will generally be the first to accommodate you.

Libra rising natives are usually attracted to competent, active partners. Their relationships are often characterized by bickering or competitiveness until they learn to drop their sweet image once in a while and to stop blaming their partners for everything that goes wrong.

The Ascendant (or rising sign) is often considered the mask one wears when meeting others. Perhaps it is most aptly thought of as the automatic responses to one’s environment. The Ascendant shows our natural defenses and how we cope with day-to-day issues. The energies of the sign and condition of the Ascendant are most overt and obvious to others. The Ascendant shows an individual’s first, natural reaction to new people and situations.

Libra Rising and Venus in Scorpio 

Your ruling planet, Venus, is in the willful and passionate sign of Scorpio, however, suggesting an emotional intensity, a depth of desire and of feeling which is belied by your surface equanimity: you appear mild and conciliatory but possess surprising drive and tenacity, especially regarding your loves. Intimate relationships are not only a tremendously impatient means of fulfillment and self-expression, they are also, for you, a crucible. You have a very exotic and creative force which can be used for love, healing, and creative purposes, or which can turn destructive and negative, bringing you (and others with you) down. Beware of allowing yourself to be ruled by those to whom you have a passionate attachment, and/or of wielding your own attractive powers to manipulate others through their desire for you.

Source

Aries: The Infant

“I am”

March 20th into April 20th

Ruler: Mars

Symbol: The Ram

Positive-Masculine-Cardinal

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and Aries natives are the first to start–and the first to finish–whatever they set out to do. Aries is an active, energetic sign. People with Sun in Aries are direct, straightforward, and uncomplicated. They expect the same from others, and are baffled when they don’t always get it.

The body comes first with Aries. Sun in Aries people are natural athletes. At the very least, their natural inclination is to use their bodies to get things done. They’re not given to long, drawn-out emotional moments; nor are they big on planning ahead. Instead, they live their lives simply. What is happening right now is most important to Aries. Impatience is a definite vice, and innovation is a huge strength. Aries loves to start anything new, and they have trouble sitting still. They are pioneers in whatever they do, and there is a very basic quality of bravery in these people that is unmistakable! Aries generally knows what they want, and they know the quickest route to getting it. They take shortcuts if they must, but generally everything is aboveboard. Underhanded just isn’t their style. Some Aries people are bold, but even the quieter ones are brave and even plucky in their own way. Independence is their birthright. Nothing gets them going more than a fresh slate, the promise of a new day, and a brand new start.

Aries enjoys a challenge, and Aries Suns are happiest when their lives are moving forward and active. There’s a childlike quality to all Aries Sun people, and it’s often quite charming.

She has a strong personality and an entrepreneurial spirit. She is ambitious and self-willed, stubborn, obstinate and tenacious.

Weaknesses: nervousness, impulsiveness, wastefulness, provoking nature, restlessness and changeability.

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This is the house of your personality, the way you present yourself to the world, and your physical appearance.

People with Virgo rising are often a little understated in their personal mannerisms and appearance, although a lot depends on the position of Mercury (the ruling planet of Virgo) in the chart. Generally, there is an intelligent and reserved aura about Virgo rising individuals that is unmistakable. These are actually somewhat shy people who need time to analyze things around them before they warm up to both situations and people. This quality can be received exactly as that, or it can be received as a rather stand-offish, cool, and even critical manner (depending on the audience).

One of the biggest personality traits of this position is body-awareness. People with Virgo ascendants are sensitive to any discomfort or other signals their body gives them. Many are especially interested and concerned with physical health, and some are attracted to mind-body awareness exercises such as yoga. Virgo rising people are often rather particular about food. Although some have good appetites, there can be an unmistakable pickiness about what they put in and on their bodies.

Virgo ascendant natives have a tendency to worry a lot, especially when confronted with new situations. They notice the tiniest details that others overlook.

Many people with this position have a tendency to attract (or be attracted to) people who need help. Their relationships may be confusing as a result. Despite the Virgo rising tendency to appear rather collected and professional, relationships can sometimes be messy simply because these natives don’t always see their partners and partnerships clearly.

There’s a quiet charm to many Virgo rising people. Once they have the chance to warm up to new people and situations, you’ll find they have a lot to offer. They’ll help you out of a jam, go out on a limb for you, and surprise you with a natural modesty under a somewhat critical and standoffish manner.

The Ascendant (or rising sign) is often considered the mask one wears when meeting others. Perhaps it is most aptly thought of as the automatic responses to one’s environment. The Ascendant shows our natural defenses and how we cope with day-to-day issues. The energies of the sign and condition of the Ascendant are most overt and obvious to others. The Ascendant shows an individual’s first, natural reaction to new people and situations.

Your ruling planet, Mercury, is in the receptive and sensitive sign of Pisces indicating that it is through your ability to truly and deeply listen, to empathize, and to compassionately communicate that you fulfill your purpose.

Your meticulous attention to detail and technique is balanced by your openness to inspiration and your poetic imagination; you are an artist as well as a technician.

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Gemini: The child

“I think”

May 21st into June 21st

Ruler: Mercury

Symbol: The Twins

Air-Positive-Masculine-Mutable

With the Sun in Gemini, the urge for self-expression is strong. These natives are often just as interested in collecting information as they are in sharing it. Curious to a fault, Geminis have a finger in every pie.

Solar Geminis are flexible and changeable people. Their ability to adapt quickly to new situations generally gains them plenty of friends and social contacts. Usually quite clever and witty, Geminis enjoy intellectual conversations and they are easily bored if they are not getting enough mental stimulation.

Often quite adept at fitting in with others, Geminis easily adopt the moods of those around them. They are friends to people from all walks of life, and are not easily intimidated. Their ability to detach themselves can make Geminis very objective and observant, but a little difficult to get close to. Although they often have many friends, intimacy doesn’t come as easily to Solar Geminis.

It can be difficult to know what Gemini really feels at any given moment. They are often very impressionable and scattered. There is usually a nervous air to Geminis that can make more personal characters a little uneasy. It is not always intuitive to trust Geminis to be loyal or to keep secrets. Geminis often flit about, moving quickly and keeping busy every step of the way. Many people with this position of the Sun have gained quite a bit of knowledge in their lifetimes, but they don’t often possess specialized knowledge. This is because Geminis have relatively short attention spans. Restlessness is especially common with this position of the Sun.

Usually quite affable, Geminis enjoy the “light” side of life. This tendency to take things lightly makes them quite pleasing to be around; but it can be maddening to people seeking support on the deeper issues in life. Geminis are both interesting and interested. Their wit can be dazzling and their changeability dizzying. At the very least, Geminis will seldom bore you.

She is an opportunist. She can express herself easily and learns quickly. She is welcoming and gentle. She likes travel and intellectual work.

Weaknesses: a changeable and diffuse nature. Wastes energy by doing too many things. She lacks persistence in achieving set goals.

Source

0.41 degrees:

The following aspect occurs for such long periods of time they are considered generational. It is more useful in analyzing social trends than individual behavior.

All generations born with Neptune Sextile Pluto are particularly pragmatic and utilitarian; their watchword is practicality – “if it works, do it!” (and don’t worry about traditional wisdom). Neptune Sextile Pluto, like all sextiles, is poised to seize opportunities as they arise. Dr. Jones’ keyword for the sextile aspect is production. Sextiles are technocratic rather than philosophical, pragmatic rather than theoretical. In contrast to the other aspects between Neptune and Pluto, the sextile generations produce few exceptional statesmen or social leaders because the emphasis here is on individual interpretations rather than reliance on societal fiat. These generations are not particularly interested in doing what they’re told unless they can see how their own needs are directly served thereby, and they tend to be suspicious of leaders and authority.

. . .

The manner in which each individual Neptune sextile Pluto native adapts him or herself to their generation’s ideal of taking personal responsibility for making one’s own choices is shown by the value of the Neptune sextile Pluto aspect in their birth horoscope. The value is simply the orb of inexactitude: if Neptune and Pluto are within one degree of exact sextile, then the value is one; if greater than one and less than or equal to two degrees from exactitude, the value is two, and so on. This technique was devised by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones in his Lecture – Lesson on Pythagorean Astrology, Sabian Publishing, 1929, from which the keywords for the aspects were also taken.

DR. JONES’ KEYWORDS FOR THE VALUES (Aspect Orbs)

1= EMPHASIS (Doing)
2 = CHANGE (Thinking)
3 = GROWTH (Relating)
4 = HABIT (Limitation)
5 = EXPRESSION (Skill)
6 = EXPANSION (Self-enlargement)

1. EMPHASIS (Doing). All aspects within one degree of exactitude reveal their meaning in its purest, knee-jerk-responsive form – “as near impersonal as it is possible for them to be and yet be individual experiences.” Thus natives with Neptune sextile Pluto within one degree of exactness are the most compulsively pragmatic and individualistic – not in the sense of being rebellious or flaunting their independence of spirit, but rather they are self-contained lone wolves. They are idealists off on their own tangents, hence they are not especially successful in mundane affairs unless the rest of the chart is dynamic. They have considerable self-discipline, are self motivated and self-starting, and are conscientious and dedicated. On the negative side they lack perspective: they are too focused on the path beneath their feet and easily become mired in their thinking. Their individualism manifests as a naive doggedness and scrupulosity which inspires others with its unassuming honesty and integrity.

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0.58 degrees:

The following aspect occurs for such long periods of time they are considered generational. It is more useful in analyzing social trends than individual behavior.

All generations born with Neptune Sextile Pluto are particularly pragmatic and utilitarian; their watchword is practicality – “if it works, do it!” (and don’t worry about traditional wisdom). Neptune Sextile Pluto, like all sextiles, is poised to seize opportunities as they arise. Dr. Jones’ keyword for the sextile aspect is production. Sextiles are technocratic rather than philosophical, pragmatic rather than theoretical. In contrast to the other aspects between Neptune and Pluto, the sextile generations produce few exceptional statesmen or social leaders because the emphasis here is on individual interpretations rather than reliance on societal fiat. These generations are not particularly interested in doing what they’re told unless they can see how their own needs are directly served thereby, and they tend to be suspicious of leaders and authority.

. . .

The manner in which each individual Neptune sextile Pluto native adapts him or herself to their generation’s ideal of taking personal responsibility for making one’s own choices is shown by the value of the Neptune sextile Pluto aspect in their birth horoscope. The value is simply the orb of inexactitude: if Neptune and Pluto are within one degree of exact sextile, then the value is one; if greater than one and less than or equal to two degrees from exactitude, the value is two, and so on. This technique was devised by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones in his Lecture – Lesson on Pythagorean Astrology, Sabian Publishing, 1929, from which the keywords for the aspects were also taken.

DR. JONES’ KEYWORDS FOR THE VALUES (Aspect Orbs)

1= EMPHASIS (Doing)
2 = CHANGE (Thinking)
3 = GROWTH (Relating)
4 = HABIT (Limitation)
5 = EXPRESSION (Skill)
6 = EXPANSION (Self-enlargement)

1. EMPHASIS (Doing). All aspects within one degree of exactitude reveal their meaning in its purest, knee-jerk-responsive form – “as near impersonal as it is possible for them to be and yet be individual experiences.” Thus natives with Neptune sextile Pluto within one degree of exactness are the most compulsively pragmatic and individualistic – not in the sense of being rebellious or flaunting their independence of spirit, but rather they are self-contained lone wolves. They are idealists off on their own tangents, hence they are not especially successful in mundane affairs unless the rest of the chart is dynamic. They have considerable self-discipline, are self motivated and self-starting, and are conscientious and dedicated. On the negative side they lack perspective: they are too focused on the path beneath their feet and easily become mired in their thinking. Their individualism manifests as a naive doggedness and scrupulosity which inspires others with its unassuming honesty and integrity.

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3.58 degrees:

The person is honorable and of the best morals. Because she learned fine values as a child she is blessed with a certain serenity and contentment for the rest of her life. Her faith in God is unshakable and she is a positive influence wherever she goes. The person is enthusiastic, healthy and enterprising. She understands human nature and is a fine organizer and coordinator. She makes a good leader and is never resented for her use of power. She enjoys managing large projects that make a big impact.

The person loves life and is extremely balanced in her optimism. She is patient, persevering and purposeful. She has intense willpower and very good recuperative energy. She loves meditation, yoga and the occult. Her spiritual development occurs swiftly and with great ease. She is receptive to new ideas and gets more evolutionary growth than anyone. She craves new knowledge, and makes use of philosophical insights from myriad sources. She always seeks greater, more profound truth. She gets along well with gurus, religious teachers and college professors.

The person uses her intuition wisely. She is mature, instinctive and lucky. There is good vitality, and the person is strong and hearty. Luck is favored, as are legacies and inheritances. The person is focused, centered and secure. She knows how to concentrate her energy in a way that is effective and successful. Because she bases her life on deep philosophical understandings, she is disciplined and of especially fine character. She knows the value and significance of human life better than anyone. There is a charm about the person, and certain individuals with this aspect may be quite pious and religious. Astrologer/author Grant Lewi had the Jupiter trine Pluto aspect within one degree.

1.18 degrees:

The person is an extremist. She is eccentric by nature and is a rebellious, radical thinker. She is fanatical about truth, liberty and freedom. She is independent, and may give new meaning to the concept of restlessness. She is perpetually critical, dissatisfied with the status quo, and feels it is her job to change things. The person is as adventurous as they come. She wants to try every stimulating endeavor known to humankind. She is overly idealistic and expects her greatest dreams and visions to be fulfilled in an instant. There may be serious disappointment on this account.

The person may excel in astrology or any occult field. She may break away from her given religion and engage in many different new age techniques and philosophies. Her ideas are strange and her convictions intense. She may have ideological arguments on a regular basis. The person should choose a career which allows for a great deal of freedom, diversion and personal creativity. She is stubborn and very strong-willed. She may be generally irritable and especially annoyed by slow, dull-witted individuals. She may be direct, brash and tactless. She bluntly lets her feelings be known, and may easily o ffend others.

The person should not speculate or gamble. Though she bleieves that extraordinary luck is just around the corner, it is not. Many people with this aspect handle money poorly because of their misguided optimism. The perosn is fervent and spirited. She is on a grand search for perfection and absolute truth. She has big ideas but may be quite undisciplined. She resents authority and restriction, and wants to do things her own way. The person takes lots of risks. She lives for the moment and does not bother about the future. She is original, creative, magnetic and enthusiastic. However, she must resolutely guard against conceit. Because of her overconfidence she makes hasty, unwise judgments.

The person is extremely energetic and active. She is witty, clever, and of a keen mind. She may be amongst the most psychic of the human race. There is a strong need for patience, discipline and responsibility. There may be a great deal of movement or travel in the person’s life. She experiences more changes than the average individual. She must tone down her zealous attitude and try to see things more practically if she is to realize her goals and ambitions. James Dean and cultist Jim Jones both had the Jupiter-Uranus square aspect within one degree.