Your Spiritual Path

for Mohandas Gandhi


by Stephanie Clement, Ph.D.




















 

 

 

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Your Chart Data

Name: Mohandas Gandhi
Date: Oct 02, 1869
Time: 07:11:00 AM LMT +00:00
Place: Porbandar,INDIA
069E36'00" 021N38'00

 

Planet

Sign

Position

House

 

House Cusps

Sun

Libra

08Li56'

12th

 

01 26Li26'

Moon

Leo

19Le58'

10th

 

02 25Sc52'

Mercury

Scorpio

03Sc46'

01st

 

03 24Sg59'

Venus

Scorpio

16Sc26'

01st

 

04 26Cp35'

Mars

Scorpio

18Sc24'

01st

 

05 25Aq47'

Jupiter

Taurus

20Ta10' R

07th

 

06 26Pi00'

Saturn

Sagittarius

12Sg22'

02nd

 

07 26Ar26'

Uranus

Cancer

21Ca41'

09th

 

08 25Ta52'

Neptune

Aries

18Ar25' R

06th

 

09 24Ge59'

Pluto

Taurus

17Ta39' R

07th

 

10 26Ca35'

Midheaven

Cancer

26Ca35'

10th

 

11 25Le47'

Ascendant

Libra

26Li26'

01st

 

12 26Vi00'

 

Interpretation text copyright 2001 by Stephanie Clement
Program Copyright 1985-2001 Matrix Software, Inc.


 

 

Your Spiritual Path

Each of us has the potential to develop along psychic, intuitive and spiritual lines into the person who best suits our natural gifts. There are essentially three possibilities for how that development may occur:

1. Along the lines dictated by our family, peers and social milieu: Most of us are taught a set of rules as children. Some of those rules prove to be very useful, and some lessons prove to be detrimental to our development, or at least not helpful.

2. Along the lines suggested by your own conscious mind: Each of us is born with the capacity to learn. The person inside us is the life and light of the mind.

3. The inevitable path is a combination of these two possibilities. No one can develop precisely the way someone else dictates. And no one can develop to suit individual desires with no connection to the outer world.

When individuals develop along the lines reflected by their astrological chart, the fullest expression of natural potential is possible. The birth chart places you at the center of your world, and shows your personal relationship to the Sun, Moon and planets. This is the astrological approach to spiritual understanding. It is not limited to one religious sect or emotional expression. The birth chart presents the possibilities that vibrate within your soul, and indicates which will be easier or more difficult to manage.

Your goal or mission is indicated by your natal chart, but you fully understand it only if you are open to the inner spiritual voice that is always present, and is truly your devoted life companion.

The best spiritual path is one that allows you to use your natural talents and skills. Sometimes your latent abilities will require training and practice to develop into spiritual tools. In this report we will consider a number of possibilities to help you get a sense of your talents, and how to develop and use them.

 

 

Your Creative Process

The Sun is the source of all physical life as we know it. As children develop, Sun sign characteristics are colored by family circumstances, cultural values, and other environmental influences. Yet we develop according to our own individual character IN SPITE of everything. The voice within us will not be denied. It cannot be eradicated and it never gives up. When we are on an appropriate path to our true spiritual destiny our inner voice is a gentle guide. When we stray into less productive territory, the voice becomes more forceful. When we attempt to stifle this inner voice of character, it waits patiently for the proper moment and speaks again. The Sun sign reveals your conscious attitude toward the external world. The following description of the Sun explores your natural tendencies of mental style and action.

With the Sun in Libra, you are primarily the Thinking type. Thinking types tend to be less personal in their approach to the world. They are focusing on an objective truth that they hope to find, and not on the people in their path. They choose to be logical. They choose to be truthful. They choose to be argumentative - after all, they have argued with themselves enough times! They are usually able to go through a thought process once and stop, without needing to re-evaluate. Air types benefit from an education that includes logical training, but they remain one-sided if they skip over the opportunities to appreciate the people and things around them. They judge the world through a logical process that seldom admits consideration of feelings. Thinking types can do well in careers where it is important to organize and assess quantities of information. You tend to be somewhat more businesslike, able to "cut to the chase" in planning as well as performance. You contribute to society through intellectual criticism, through the exposure of wrongdoing, and through scientific research. You perform well in executive positions partly because such positions are somewhat impersonal. You are willing to tell the truth, even when it is not convenient.

How You Express Your Will

The Sun indicates your will power and its direction. One of the reasons we can identify Sun signs in other people is that they are often willful in their actions. Especially in childhood they are determined, demanding and rebellious against anything that does not conform to their will. The Children of each Sun show us the power of will. The information about your Sun sign focuses on the potential expression (and the associated undercurrents).

I will be co-dependent (when cooperation or independence is better). I will be extravagant (when creative is better). I will be indecisive (when a harmonious decision is required). I will go to extremes (when balance is preferred). I will be temperamental (when assertiveness is enough). I will be vain (when modesty would serve me) .

Your Sun is in the 12th house. Your feet are the focus of physical activity. It is important for you to have the proper footwear for whatever sport, work or other activity you engage in. Support in this area is just as important as comfort. Appearance matters to you emotionally. Your natural empathy allows you to see through ordinary appearances. You may be able to see or feel auras around people, animals, and even inanimate objects. Establishing a comfort level with this unusual perception will help you to learn how to "read" it. Outer appearance means almost nothing on the spiritual level. As you become accustomed to what you perceive in others, you come to realize just how important your own thoughts and feelings are to your spiritual development.

Aspects of the Sun

You are aware of the apparent differences between spirit and soul as they are expressed in your daily life. You often struggle to decide what activities are the best for you personally, and you may even try to make this decision for other people from time to time. A companion on the spiritual path can be very helpful. You have tremendous physical energy that can be applied to the pursuit of spiritual goals. Put your best effort into each of your life activities, all the while keeping the spiritual component in mind. By engaging your heart completely in each act, you come to understand spiritual unity more fully. You find great joy in life, but are also aware of the depth of sadness and other feelings. As you take the spiritual path, you begin to see these less as opposites and more as part of a continuum of feeling. When you can bring higher values to bear in both joy and sadness, you achieve a synthesis of possibilities. You find that spiritual discipline is as much a container for your being as it is the expression of your inner desire. Your perception of duty is to develop the endurance needed to weather emotional and material storms. You are very sensitive to the feelings of others, and may confuse your experience with their feelings. You must discriminate between what you feel and how you judge the feeling in order to expand your psychic ability. Psychic awareness then becomes a gift in your interaction with others.

 

 

Core Beliefs

Much of the pain and limitation we experience is the result of being taught so-called "truths" that are incompatible with our core beliefs. Family and society train us, and sometimes little is done to nurture our individual realities. It is up to you to identify and nurture the values that are meaningful to you. When the filtering process is undertaken, you uncover a "truth" that is unique to you.

The Moon

The Moon reflects the soul. It governs fluids in your body and imagination in your mind. It generally represents a less conscious part of your being, and reflects the quality and flexibility of your memory. If the Sun indicates the most likely course of your spiritual path, the Moon indicates some of the qualities of the path itself.

With the Moon in Leo, your secondary mental style is primarily the Intuitive type. Your internal intuitive style is very different from what you show to the world. People may feel the fire of your passion and not know what is behind it. They see you are "fired up" and wonder what is going on. Sharing the fire can be difficult, especially in the early stage where you feel it but don't know the direction it will take. You often know what will happen, and probably have dj vu experiences frequently. If you focus on these experiences, you will find that you have them more often than you thought, and you begin to lean how to interpret intuitive or psychic signals more clearly. As you pay more attention, you find that what were once perceived to be anxiety attacks now are signals from your unconscious about present or future events. It is often helpful to share your insights, even in the early stage when you don't have the full picture. By doing this you gain intuitive skill.

Wherever you are and whomever you are with, you feel like the ruler of your domain. Your self assurance may cover core beliefs that don't really suit you totally, yet you project certainty and control to those around you.

Aspects of the Moon

You are aware of the apparent differences between spirit and soul as they are expressed in your daily life. You often struggle to decide what activities are the best for you personally, and you may even try to make this decision for other people from time to time. A companion on the spiritual path can be very helpful. Emotional and sexual intensity can separate you from spirit or bring you closer, depending on your awareness of the richness of the interactions you experience. The creative dynamics of two people merging is a profound source of spiritual awareness if you get past the physical tension and emotional conflict. This deepening of experience takes time. Emotional friction in your activities can make you feel separated from your inner being. Use your physical energy to push through emotional barriers by finding ways to work out feelings without hurting others. Stick with each feeling until you understand how it motivates you. You tend to place your faith in other people and this can make you gullible about their spirituality. Optimism is fine. Idealism is fine. Learn to discriminate based on both actions and words, and then look into your own heart to evaluate what you have seen. True spiritual values uplift everyone, not just a favored few. Others sometimes feel you are depressed or that you place unrealistic limits on your own actions. Actually it is through such discipline that you allow your spirit to rise to the occasion when called by duty. Your inner spirit functions easily on the intuitive plane, as you are able to identify and listen to the voice that guides your interactions with others to both their highest good and your own. Your sympathetic nature utilizes the close connection between other people and your spiritual self. You are open to experience the joy and pain in others, and thereby grow in understanding of your own values. Intense emotions are part of all your relationships. Your challenge is to become aware of which feelings are yours and which belong to others. Your spiritual life thrives in group activities if you learn to cooperate and not coerce change. Each interaction has the potential to transform your beliefs.

The Fourth House

The sign on the Fourth House cusp indicates the filter through which you view your core beliefs. It is the wellspring of all the best, most creative and most powerful ideas you will have throughout your lifetime. It indicates the refrain that the inner voice sings to you when you are sad or filled with joy, when you are pessimistic or optimistic, when you are afraid or when you are experiencing the power of love in your life.

You have Capricorn on the Fourth House cusp. Your home is your castle and it is also the place where you guard your deepest beliefs. One of these is your sense of the karmic (or dharmic) path you are on. For you, life is about effective action. If a closely held family belief has practical applications in your life, you will retain the belief despite its inconsistencies or contradiction with other values. This sometimes causes you to appear to be far more rigid than you actually are. It also can lead you to act in less than spiritually evolved ways.

You may find a teacher who is able to give you organized instruction to supplement your early childhood education and family values. Such a teacher can guide you through the process of evaluating and discarding values that no longer suit your spiritual path. Though even here you must remember that you are the source of your own best instruction where spirit is concerned.

In childhood you tend to respond to the animal and desire nature of your being, basing your beliefs on material matters. Throughout your life you grow into beliefs that address the nature of form and spirit. In the process you re-evaluate your beliefs and either discard or reshape them to fit with your higher aspirations. Thus it is out of the earlier attention to desire and matter that your spirit can arise and evolve.

 

 

 

Communication and Mental Development

Most of us were taught a set of "truths" in childhood and we were expected to accept them. To supplement what you have been taught by your parents, teachers, and the world at large, you need to develop a spiritual learning style that works for you. If you then decide to teach others, you must develop communication skills that let you share these experiences clearly and meaningfully with your students.

Training Your Conscious Mind

Three factors contribute to your ability to train your conscious mind for spiritual development:

* the natural direction of your thinking

* training to take advantage of this direction

* training your nervous system, and learning to respond to it

Element of Mercury

The angel Raphael is associated with healing in the Bible. The capacity for both companionship and healing forms the essence of Mercury's expression.

With Mercury in Scorpio, your communication style is primarily the Feeling type. Your healing style is well suited to the emotional distress around you. You can get into the flow of emotional energy patterns, identifying their disparate components, and guiding others toward calmer, safer modes of expression. You work to illuminate whatever emotional condition you find, not surgically removing an emotional block, but helping to bring understanding so that the block relaxes on its own.

Training the conscious mind involves reasoning on the conscious level. Spiritual Education teaches how to engage your intuitive function. Intuition can be trained. Mercury reflects a specific way for you to learn about intuition. See the section on Uranus for more information on your intuitive ability.

Your life is filled with transitions - even major transformations. You often feel them coming, and you can use your intuitive senses to make them at least a little easier. Contemplative practice will help to clear the mind so the messages are clearer. Then your courage can stand out in the moment of the crisis.

Your Mercury is in the 1st House. Your communication is at its best when you are vitally interested in the subject under discussion. Spiritual training is no exception. Choose something that stimulates your enthusiasm and that focuses attention on your internal sense of calm and clarity.

Mercury Aspects

When you experience inner tension, regard it as a sign that you can now receive or understand information about your core beliefs more directly. Tension, even agitation, can be a signal to stop for a moment to meditate. In this way you can open a channel to your inner voice. Your attitudes toward other people are either a strong hindrance or an aid to your spiritual growth. The exchange of ideas with others is key to your developmental process.

 

 

Self Esteem and the Development of Spiritual Partnerships

The power of mind is unlimited, except by our own thinking. As you proceed along the spiritual path, self-esteem grows. Relationship with another person is a powerful force for the development of self-esteem and for spiritual growth.

Venus has been called the alter ego of the Earth. Very close to the same size as the earth, Venus has an atmosphere inhospitable to human life. The inner reaches of the unconscious mind were long thought to be inhospitable as well. Modern psychology has delved into the mechanism of mind, and religious mystics have long studied the rocky terrain to be found within each of us. The consensus is that to evolve spiritually, we must first look at ourselves. One way to do this is through relationship with others.

Romantic, business and other relationships all offer us the opportunity to project our thoughts onto other people. The evolutionary nature of a relationship allows us to explore our desires. Then we can achieve spiritual connections that transcend sexual expression.

Right relationships between people provides inner awareness that helps us to mediate between personality and soul, between physical life and higher consciousness. Only through fusion of these apparently separate facets of your being can you approach true knowledge.

The Planet Venus provides indications about your best approach to spiritual partnerships.

With Venus in Scorpio, your best approach to healthy partnering is through the Feeling function. You gather concrete knowledge by talking about the subjects that interest you, and then listening. You like to know the name of everything, and often just the name tells you far more than most people learn though more serious study. You use the power of your mind to direct your feeling energy to help others.

Your physical and sexual intensity can overpower other people who are not ready for the surge of raw power you can generate. You also suffer when you allow your full energy to be released. As you develop the ability to modulate your physical energy, you find that spiritual ecstasy is better than physical lust.

Your Venus is in the 1st House. Not the sort of person to buy into anyone's program totally, you think your way through whatever you are studying, and that includes spiritual matters. Only when you have gathered knowledge about the subject of your studies and processed the facts will you be satisfied.

Venus Aspects

Emotional and sexual intensity can separate you from spirit or bring you closer, depending on your awareness of the richness of the interactions you experience. The creative dynamics of two people merging is a profound source of spiritual awareness if you get past the physical tension and emotional conflict. This deepening of experience takes time. Tantra is one path you will certainly want to try, but you will get into it, and out and back into it a few times before you master the energy flows. Be discriminating in your choice of tantric partners. Your sense of form and harmony extend into the important relationships of your life. You seek a strong philosophical connection to match the physical passion. Faithfulness is a key factor if your relationship is to support your spiritual growth, and trust has to work both ways in the partnership. On the physical level you feel the sexual spark in relationships immediately. On the spiritual level you are able to discern facts about their future through the same spark. Use erotic fantasies to fuel spiritual expression. Religious art demonstrates that you are not the first to do so. Your sexual intensity can lead you into all the wrong kinds of relationships. With a bit of judgment however, that very intensity can set you and your partner on the path of creative expression, and can stimulate bursts of spiritual consciousness. Allow time in between to integrate your experiences.

 

 

Doubt, Resistance, and the Development of Psychic Ability

The spiritual path has a number of potential pitfalls. Some of the most treacherous of these lie within our own minds. Our innermost thoughts become a prison, trapping us within walls of our own making. These may be the karmic result of the past, or they may be the result of recent actions. There are several ways we cause our own difficulties:

1) Secrets - Privacy and secrets are part of the picture. Children love the feeling of independence and power that comes with a secret. Problems only arise when the secrets we keep are detrimental to ourselves or to others.

2) Doubts - When a situation causes you to doubt, it is largely because it is incongruent with what you have learned in the past. You want something new, but your unconscious is in turmoil. You feel naughty, anxious, reluctant, or undeserving. Because of what you have learned from people you trust or from what you have read, you doubt your own decision-making ability.

3) Resistance - Resistance is not all bad. If change were too easy, we would have no stability. We could be talked into all sorts of things. What we need is a way to identify resistance for what it is, and then find ways to work with it.

Where your spiritual path is concerned, Neptune reveals how you handle secrets, how doubt arises for you, and also how to resolve resistance. One strategy involves your psychic ability.

Developing Your Psychic Ability

We use our psychic senses to understand the world of the present. You can train yourself to be more aware of the nuances of psychic awareness, and Neptune indicates how you can develop this ability. You will then connect with the earth and other people in new ways, and also confirm the significance of your spiritual values.

The Twelfth House

The sign on the Twelfth House indicates how you color issues of doubt and resistance. It also reflects your most direct approach to your psychic insights.

You have Virgo on the Twelfth House cusp. Before you can engage in spiritual service to others, you must learn about your inner thoughts and desires. A contemplative practice that takes you out of the hustle and bustle, and gets you to sit still will encourage your inner voice to reveal itself.

 

Planets in the Twelfth House

Planets in the Twelfth House have just risen over the horizon. They have a quality similar to the Sun in that they are casting their influence on you in a fresh, genuine expression of their energy. You accept this energy and consider it, but you may not choose to reveal your thoughts to anyone else.

Both doubts and psychic strengths are a reflection of planets in the Twelfth House that serve as guideposts along the path of self-discovery. Your private thoughts may center on the qualities these planets represent. Your teachers may exemplify the qualities of these planets to the extent that they reach your inner psychic core and help you understand your potential. In the end these planets indicate qualities that you can bring into the world to help others, as well as the feelings of compassion surrounding all your activities.

Sun in 12th House:

Your feet are the focus of physical activity. It is important for you to have the proper footwear for whatever sport, work or other activity you engage in. Support in this area is just as important as comfort. Appearance matters to you emotionally. Your natural empathy allows you to see through ordinary appearances. You may be able to see or feel auras around people, animals, and even inanimate objects. Establishing a comfort level with this unusual perception will help you to learn how to "read" it. Outer appearance means almost nothing on the spiritual level. As you become accustomed to what you perceive in others, you come to realize just how important your own thoughts and feelings are to your spiritual development.

Twelfth House Aspects

You are aware of the apparent differences between spirit and soul as they are expressed in your daily life. You often struggle to decide what activities are the best for you personally, and you may even try to make this decision for other people from time to time. A companion on the spiritual path can be very helpful. You have tremendous physical energy that can be applied to the pursuit of spiritual goals. Put your best effort into each of your life activities, all the while keeping the spiritual component in mind. By engaging your heart completely in each act, you come to understand spiritual unity more fully. You find great joy in life, but are also aware of the depth of sadness and other feelings. As you take the spiritual path, you begin to see these less as opposites and more as part of a continuum of feeling. When you can bring higher values to bear in both joy and sadness, you achieve a synthesis of possibilities. You find that spiritual discipline is as much a container for your being as it is the expression of your inner desire. Your perception of duty is to develop the endurance needed to weather emotional and material storms. You are very sensitive to the feelings of others, and may confuse your experience with their feelings. You must discriminate between what you feel and how you judge the feeling in order to expand your psychic ability. Psychic awareness then becomes a gift in your interaction with others.

 

 

Death and Transformation as Spiritual Processes

Pluto, Scorpio and the Eighth House in the birth chart deal with issues of death and transformation. On the spiritual path a shaman must undergo a death-like initiation in order to come into his or her shamanic powers. In our own lives we continually experience the death of old ways of being and the birth of new possibilities. Transformative events can teach lessons concerning your spiritual growth:

* They are signposts to indicate progress.

* They allow you to modify your behavior in positive ways.

* They remind you to be gentle and kind with yourself.

* They remind you to accept yourself as you are, and to move forward.

* They remind you to support and encourage the child within yourself, just as you would encourage another person.

The Eighth House in your chart defines the mechanisms for change and self-acceptance that are most appropriate for you. By understanding them you develop a sense of self and a set of behaviors that lead more directly to your goal. You discard behaviors that no longer serve you in your journey on the spiritual path.

Scorpio is the natural sign on the Eighth House, and the associated planet is Pluto. How appropriate that Pluto, mythological ruler of the underworld, should be the planetary ruler of the Eighth House of death and transformation.

Yet Pluto attracts the living, though it cannot hold on to them for long. So it is with life. We are attracted to one way of doing things, but we know that change is the only certainty in life. As we travel the spiritual path, we find that each ending is the source of a new beginning, and that we often benefit from even the most traumatic events. By descending into the world of darkness and pain, we borrow a bit of Pluto's power, so that on the next step along the path we are stronger and more courageous.

With Pluto in Taurus, your approach to death and transformation is primarily through the Sensation function. Potentially more mater-of-fact about issues concerning death and change, you take transitions In stride for the most part. In the occasional instance when a death or change catches you off guard, you may feel that you are unable to move out of one feeling into another. When you feel stuck, you may need to gather your will to take some action. By focusing on simple practical details, you take steps, one at a time, to lift the weight of feelings that have mired you temporarily. Generally you are able to handle the details of planning that are required when death or change occurs. You grasp the practical need for one thing to die before another may be born, for example. You also may be profoundly aware of past life events or the potential of a future lifetime, and you find practical ways to bridge the apparent gaps between.

You desire to accumulate wealth on earth. This can translate in powerful philanthropy, or it can make you an example of what not to do in terms of spirituality. .

Pluto Aspects

Intense emotions are part of all your relationships. Your challenge is to become aware of which feelings are yours and which belong to others. Your spiritual life thrives in group activities if you learn to cooperate and not coerce change. Each interaction has the potential to transform your beliefs. Your sexual intensity can lead you into all the wrong kinds of relationships. With a bit of judgment however, that very intensity can set you and your partner on the path of creative expression, and can stimulate bursts of spiritual consciousness. Allow time in between to integrate your experiences. You perceive the cruel edge in people, and understand its source. As you deal with your own ruthlessness, you learn how to respond to it in others without risking your physical well-being. Self-confidence develops out of self-control in your interaction with others. You desire to be the teacher, and you may chafe under the tutelage of a spiritual guru. Ego is the obstacle. Spiritual progress is generally not compatible with a desire to rule over others. Yet you have within you the makings of a great leader. Balance of desires is the key to success. Your natural revolutionary zeal can conflict with steady spiritual developmental process. You can become the founder of a new order, or burn yourself out with excessive effort in the moment. You are sensitive to the urgings of your inner voice, and you may even hear the voice within other people. You will experience visions and other forms of psychic awareness.

The Eighth House

The sign on the Eighth House cusp indicates the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual approach you take when dealing with birth, death and transformation.

You have Taurus on the Eighth House cusp. If you stubbornly resist change in your life, you will constantly find yourself against the wall with nowhere to go. More than for most people, transformation is of the essence of your life, because you have the capacity to be up against the wall, hugging it for dear life, before you discover the doorway right in front of you into the next phase of your life. You simply need to release the latch and walk through.

Once you get past your stubborn attachment to having the path be exactly as you have planned it, you find that your intelligence leads you to express love for other beings and for yourself. When this happens, you act on the soul level and you no longer need to hold on to an idea, a material possession, or an emotion. Then each transition becomes an opportunity instead of an obstacle.

 

 

The Development of Intuition

Intuition is an ability beyond logical thinking. Through it you can consider future outcomes. In the Buddhist tradition, intuition is a mental ability, equal to intellect that can provide direct insight. In mathematics intuition is the capacity to "guess" the answer to a problem, skipping the regular logical processes.

Intuition is more than your inner voice. Intuition is one of the methods by which you understand the world. It is a skill you can develop and use consciously. Intuition often surfaces during meditation. When the mind is quiet, then intuition can be heard. Once trained, you can access intuition by stopping your normal waking process and entering the calm that you have cultivated.

The planet associated with intuition is Uranus. With Uranus in Cancer, your intuition works best through the Feeling function. Your intuition flows more smoothly in a calm environment. Ritual preparation is very helpful in cultivating this kind of insight. Contemplative practice also helps, and it doesn't have to be sitting on a cushion to meditate. You may find that walking, swimming, or other exercise provides a gateway to expanded intuition.

You are able to perceive the emotional and astral flows of energy, and you often can determine which current to follow before the decisive moment. You tap into energy patterns just enough to gain a sense of direction.

Your Uranus is in the 9th House. Your insight into your studies is especially keen. You know the answers and sometimes have to backtrack to fill in the blanks in problem-solving in order to prove your logic. This intuitive insight can guide you directly to solutions that other people miss.

Uranus Aspects

Your inner spirit functions easily on the intuitive plane, as you are able to identify and listen to the voice that guides your interactions with others to both their highest good and your own. On the physical level you feel the sexual spark in relationships immediately. On the spiritual level you are able to discern facts about their future through the same spark. You find yourself brushing up against dangerous situations. Spiritually you learn from each one, eventually learning how to help others without taking unnecessary risks yourself. You can achieve self-realization by developing your intuitive senses completely. You tend to "get the point" suddenly, after careful digestion of the facts. Through contact with other people, you develop an inner psychic vision. At first you dismiss your psychic insights as flukes, but later you may find that they become more frequent, more accurate, and more spiritually enriching. Your natural revolutionary zeal can conflict with steady spiritual developmental process. You can become the founder of a new order, or burn yourself out with excessive effort in the moment. Change is the name of the game in every area of your life. You gradually learn to foresee change as you develop your intuitive capacity. Then life achieves greater equilibrium. Career movement can enhance your spiritual growth. Sudden changes in direction have dramatic effects on your personal, social and spiritual life. Harsh events can be the source of spiritual growth.

 

 

The Midheaven: Self-Awareness and the Use of Intuition

How can you use your self-awareness to access intuition, a presumably involuntary, less conscious capacity? To take the direct, conscious path is challenging at best. This method only works if you can consciously enter unconscious territory, and by definition, that territory is unconscious because you cannot access it directly. You can rarely dive in intentionally.

You can wait for intuition to arise naturally without doing anything. Or you can practice meditation. It is fairly easy to learn and requires no particular physical or mental skills, except the ability to focus the mind.

In addition, you have specific avenues, or points of focus, to aid you in the practice. The sign on the Midheaven indicates an area of the subconscious that you can access through meditation, thereby identifying spiritual keys to your development. By going within, you find the higher values most suited to your own path.

With the Midheaven in Cancer, your self-awareness and your path to self-realization are primarily through the Feeling function.

Beneath the subconscious desire to be the authority figure in your own life, you find you seek intelligent activity. Not one to be satisfied with methods you learn from others, you seek to formulate your own procedures, based on factual knowledge, personal experience, and instruction or training from established sources. In the process of developing better processes, you may appear dictatorial, limiting the activities of others or restricting them to what you approve. True intelligent activity will come to allow the creative problem solving of others to play a part, with you acting more as a guidance system.

Your understanding of how to direct activity effectively helps to get you past any rigid controlling behaviors. Each experience is assimilated into your matrix of resources, expanding your potential to be more effective in the future. You learn to engage in more effective action and thus become a valuable asset within your family, work and social spheres, as you can be depended onto find more satisfactory solutions for personal and interpersonal problems.

Midheaven Aspects

When you experience inner tension, regard it as a sign that you can now receive or understand information about your core beliefs more directly. Tension, even agitation, can be a signal to stop for a moment to meditate. In this way you can open a channel to your inner voice. You are more than your responsibilities. However, you are responsible for and responsive to the structure of your own life. Self-awareness can serve your spiritual development by showing how you truly feel about the things you believe you must do. Change is the name of the game in every area of your life. You gradually learn to foresee change as you develop your intuitive capacity. Then life achieves greater equilibrium. Career movement can enhance your spiritual growth.

 

 

Karma and Dharma

Perhaps no single principle of Asian religions has fascinated us more than karma and its link to reincarnation. Karma refers to the cause and effect relationship between what we do and the results we get. Our actions bring reactions, constructive and not so constructive. However, everyday feedback often comes from individuals who are no more clear about their spiritual values than we are. So, what should you take seriously?

How does karma work in your life? Will it be played out in your next incarnation, or will you experience it in the here-and-now?

Certainly you do not have to believe in karma or reincarnation to make progress along your spiritual path. However, if you do astrology can offer insight into what factors in the past may be influencing you today. The following are suggestions concerning past influences. Think of them as relating to family and childhood experience, or you can relate them to your past lives, or both.

With Saturn in Sagittarius, you experience karma and dharma primarily through the Intuitive function. Intelligent activity in your life is inspired by your vision. You live in the moment, and you place yourself there in three ways: 1. You welcome the opportunity to make wise decisions. Because of this you dislike being forced to make decisions without thinking things through carefully; 2. You are generally able to look at your past and accept as just that-the past. Yet you consider the lessons you have learned and apply them to your present life; or 3. You use your intuition to prepare for the future. You are often able to forecast future events accurately, even though it seems unlikely that you would know what is going to happen.

Your sense of justice can be harsh if you focus only on the words rather than the intent of human and spiritual laws. Doubt may arise when you have not spent enough time in meditation and reflection. Spiritual and other desires may take you far from your birthplace.

Your Saturn is in the 2nd House. Your most significant karmic lesson involves self-esteem and self worth. Resolve responsibilities and pain from the past. Then you become a vehicle for conscious intelligent action - you recognize the karma your actions may create.

Saturn Aspects

Others sometimes feel you are depressed or that you place unrealistic limits on your own actions. Actually it is through such discipline that you allow your spirit to rise to the occasion when called by duty. You find that spiritual discipline is as much a container for your being as it is the expression of your inner desire. Your perception of duty is to develop the endurance needed to weather emotional and material storms. You understand suffering and are well able to alleviate it for others. One spiritual outcome is that you learn to accept help when you most need it yourself, thereby helping others to develop compassion. You are more than your responsibilities. However, you are responsible for and responsive to the structure of your own life. Self-awareness can serve your spiritual development by showing how you truly feel about the things you believe you must do. You face major difficulties in certain periods of your life. You gain experience the hard way, and feel you are held back from success.

 

 

Transcendent Values

Behind what you know about yourself - behind all other considerations of spirituality, lie the transcendent values that are most important to you. These are the values you have worked to discover from among all the rules you have been taught. They are the reason you have read books, studied with teachers, privately pondered and examined the events of your life. They are the fundamental principles that you believe will help you find fulfillment as a human being. As such they are the source of energy behind your self-awareness, the motivation of your spiritual search, and the principles that you apply to your dharma, or life path.

With Jupiter in Taurus, your approach to and understanding of transcendant values is primarily through the Sensation function. While Jupiter is your guide to the spiritual life, the path is through actions in the material realm. You function best when your heart and mind join forces in ordinary activities, making the most of each opportunity. Your faith grows in the fertile soil-literally and figuratively. Your optimism flourishes when you are in physical surroundings that emphasize the beauty of life and the spiritual expression in growth, blossoming, and bearing fruit. Spiritually your response is no different-you seek expansion of your mind and heart into arenas of expression that resonate with your higher being. When your mind and heart are synchronized, you find that the material details of your life flow into a pattern of success, sustaining your faith and providing what you need to help others. Your vision of life focuses on the present moment, even though you understand the karmic flow of events on a profound level. When you are expressing the fusion of heart and mind fully, you radiate warmth, your aura expands, and you possess great dignity, even in stressful moments.

You are capable of enjoying life to its fullest on the physical level and you may excel in financial dealings. Spiritual growth can occur in this environment when you employ ethical and moral principles in your decision-making process, and resist being swayed by the argument of the moment.

Aspects of the Jupiter

You tend to place your faith in other people and this can make you gullible about their spirituality. Optimism is fine. Idealism is fine. Learn to discriminate based on both actions and words, and then look into your own heart to evaluate what you have seen. True spiritual values uplift everyone, not just a favored few. You find great joy in life, but are also aware of the depth of sadness and other feelings. As you take the spiritual path, you begin to see these less as opposites and more as part of a continuum of feeling. When you can bring higher values to bear in both joy and sadness, you achieve a synthesis of possibilities. Your sense of form and harmony extend into the important relationships of your life. You seek a strong philosophical connection to match the physical passion. Faithfulness is a key factor if your relationship is to support your spiritual growth, and trust has to work both ways in the partnership. Your spiritual interaction with other people is generally quite fortunate in nature. You gain an understanding of a wide range of spiritual teachings through direct contact with others, and you develop the ability to resolve conflicts on all levels of business and personal life in this way. You can achieve self-realization by developing your intuitive senses completely. You tend to "get the point" suddenly, after careful digestion of the facts. You love to speculate about metaphysical or religious problems, considering both the idealistic expression of spirit and the more mundane applications of what you have learned along your path. You desire to be the teacher, and you may chafe under the tutelage of a spiritual guru. Ego is the obstacle. Spiritual progress is generally not compatible with a desire to rule over others. Yet you have within you the makings of a great leader. Balance of desires is the key to success.

The Ninth House

You have Gemini on the Ninth House cusp. The first value you have to understand is perceived duality in the physical world. Because all perceptions are a function of this perception, you will need to sharpen your powers of observation, and learn to perceive things without judgment. A second value lies in the understanding of change. You have the capacity to understand the processes of change on every level. As you gain this understanding you come to see the consistency of change within the whole of

being. The third value is abstract mental power. You learn the ability to exert your intelligence, free of attachment to the material world, gaining "concrete" knowledge on the spiritual plane. Then you can understand the true causes behind all manifestations.

Planets in the Ninth House

Uranus in 9th House:

Your insight into your studies is especially keen. You know the answers and sometimes have to backtrack to fill in the blanks in problem-solving in order to prove your logic. This intuitive insight can guide you directly to solutions that other people miss.

Ninth House Aspects

Your inner spirit functions easily on the intuitive plane, as you are able to identify and listen to the voice that guides your interactions with others to both their highest good and your own. On the physical level you feel the sexual spark in relationships immediately. On the spiritual level you are able to discern facts about their future through the same spark. You find yourself brushing up against dangerous situations. Spiritually you learn from each one, eventually learning how to help others without taking unnecessary risks yourself. You can achieve self-realization by developing your intuitive senses completely. You tend to "get the point" suddenly, after careful digestion of the facts. Through contact with other people, you develop an inner psychic vision. At first you dismiss your psychic insights as flukes, but later you may find that they become more frequent, more accurate, and more spiritually enriching. Your natural revolutionary zeal can conflict with steady spiritual developmental process. You can become the founder of a new order, or burn yourself out with excessive effort in the moment. Change is the name of the game in every area of your life. You gradually learn to foresee change as you develop your intuitive capacity. Then life achieves greater equilibrium. Career movement can enhance your spiritual growth. Sudden changes in direction have dramatic effects on your personal, social and spiritual life. Harsh events can be the source of spiritual growth.

 

 

Mars: Your Spiritual Persona

Mars indicates an area of life that is vitally important to your spiritual growth. Whatever path you choose, this factor will come up again and again. Others will see how it affects you, but they are unlikely to understand the depth of its significance. You yourself may not understand the power of this influence on your life.

The Element of Mars

Mars is naturally associated with Aries, a fire sign. Traditionally Mars was also associated with Scorpio, a water sign. Thus the expression of Mars shares the nature of these two elements to some extent. The movement between water and fire involves the capacity for discriminating awareness. Mars governs the five senses-touch, taste, sight, hearing and smell. The position of Mars directly reflects your capacity to relate to the world through your senses.

With Mars in Scorpio, your spiritual persona is expressed most fluently through the Feeling function. You are like a steam engine in many ways. Once you get rolling, it is nearly impossible to slow you down. You are able and willing to push into territory that other people shrink from, and you come out of difficult situations more or less in one piece, with your enthusiasm intact. You exemplify the connection between the past and the future in your devotion to whatever task you set for yourself. You are not satisfied until this connection has been made and you understand it. Spiritually you have to understand your karma from the past in order to guide your present decisions. Thus you may press deeper into your personal and family history, and even into past lives.

The sign placement of Mars is significant to developing your spiritual persona. The sign colors the message you receive concerning the direction your spiritual path will take. Here are three personality traits associated with Mars in your chart: Regeneration and Transformation, Determination, Healing. If you consider each trait and consciously evoke it in your daily activities, you will find that the path becomes more fulfilling, more insightful, and easier. By actively devoting energy to the development of the traits of your Mars, you spontaneously develop several traits associated with other signs.

House Placement of Mars

Your Mars is in the 1st House. Ideally you want to use your energy to move yourself along the spiritual path. Your own evolution is plenty for you to manage, so to some extent you may disregard the needs of others in your haste to progress. At some point you begin to shift personal desires toward more spiritual aspirations. When this happens you find that movement is faster, detours fewer, and you generally feel that your spiritual life is more closely aligned with your physical activities.

Mars Aspects

Emotional friction in your activities can make you feel separated from your inner being. Use your physical energy to push through emotional barriers by finding ways to work out feelings without hurting others. Stick with each feeling until you understand how it motivates you. You have tremendous physical energy that can be applied to the pursuit of spiritual goals. Put your best effort into each of your life activities, all the while keeping the spiritual component in mind. By engaging your heart completely in each act, you come to understand spiritual unity more fully. Tantra is one path you will certainly want to try, but you will get into it, and out and back into it a few times before you master the energy flows. Be discriminating in your choice of tantric partners. Your spiritual interaction with other people is generally quite fortunate in nature. You gain an understanding of a wide range of spiritual teachings through direct contact with others, and you develop the ability to resolve conflicts on all levels of business and personal life in this way. You find yourself brushing up against dangerous situations. Spiritually you learn from each one, eventually learning how to help others without taking unnecessary risks yourself. Compassion drives your creative activity. Spend no time on projects that are not guided by this higher principle. You perceive the cruel edge in people, and understand its source. As you deal with your own ruthlessness, you learn how to respond to it in others without risking your physical well-being. Self-confidence develops out of self-control in your interaction with others.

 

 

The Ascendant: Expressing Spirit in the World

The Ascendant provides a personal anchor for understanding spiritual potential and process in the birth chart. It shows how you express yourself in the world. This is because the rising sign represents choice - you choose what you want to show to the world. Ultimately, however, you come back to the Sun sign on the spiritual level.

Each person learns about the Sun sign's higher spiritual values and cultivates those values by developing the positive traits of the Ascendant. Each sign as it rises brings to light different personality traits, different physical appearance, and a different sense of spiritual direction. The rising sign offers a container for your experimentation with constructive, creative personal choices about how to act in the world. Later you can take this practice back to the Sun sign and master its lessons.

Remember that the Midheaven and Ascendant depend on an accurate birth time. If you have no idea of your birth time, the material included here may help you to focus on a spiritual persona for yourself.

Your Rising Sign (Ascendant)

In some ways your persona is the balance of an object at rest. Metaphysically you appreciate the space between activities, so your persona reflects that kind of calm. This contemplative expression indicates that you can achieve a balance between your physical life and your soul life. As you learn to work with duality in a conscious way, your persona becomes calmer and you are able to effect change in the world without stirring up the energy more than necessary.

The tendency to balance and calm is part of what makes you a welcome guest. You can be counted on to enrich conversation both by listening actively and participating with clear questions, ideas, and an occasional opinion. You cultivate harmony among the people around you, and thus make a strong team member who can be counted on to keep the goal in mind in the midst of discussion.

As your spiritual path unfolds, you find that your sexual and other material desires change. You are still a physical beings with needs and desires, but your motivations take on the quality of spiritual aspiration. Instead of engaging in sex for the sake of sex, you seek partners who share a spiritual affinity that allows you both to experience ecstasy through your relationship. Sometimes this even means engaging in activities that transcend the physical realm without using physical contact as the avenue of approach.

Sometimes we see an older couple hanging out together. They don't seem to talk very much, but we can see that they are attuned to each other. They investigate whatever catches the eye, pointing out things to each other. They are calm, not rushing their activity but following its natural pace. The outer appearance reflects an inner spiritual attunement that is the hallmark of the Libra Ascendant.

Libra Ascendants are vulnerable to any excess that throws the physical body out of harmony. This can result in a variety of ailments involving the kidneys, bladder and sexual organs. You can enjoy life best by exercising s degree of moderation. In this way you demonstrate respect for yourself and your partner on the physical and spiritual level.

Ascendant Aspects

Your attitudes toward other people are either a strong hindrance or an aid to your spiritual growth. The exchange of ideas with others is key to your developmental process. You face major difficulties in certain periods of your life. You gain experience the hard way, and feel you are held back from success. Sudden changes in direction have dramatic effects on your personal, social and spiritual life. Harsh events can be the source of spiritual growth.

 

 

Conclusion

This interpretation of your life path has provided a systematic look at astrological factors that together add up to a spiritually oriented map. As you come to understand your unique map, you can move forward through life joyously and courageously, knowing that the path is appropriate to your personal beliefs, desires and needs.