Winston Churchill's Astrological Birth Chart

Winston was born at Woodstock on Monday 30th November 1874 View Chart Wheel

Personal Interpretation Profile

The Ascendant
The ascendant is the sign that was rising over the horizon at the time of birth. More than any other chart factor, the sign of the ascendant to be accurate is dependant on both time (it changes by 15 degrees every hour) and place of birth (someone born at the same time on the opposite side of the world will have the opposite sign on the ascendant or 'rising'). As such, it is the sign that brings us into physical incarnation, and the planet that rules that sign is said to be the ruler of the chart, or our planetary ruler for this lifetime. Hence the sign and house position of the ascendant's ruler are of particular importance. The ascending sign shows the way in which we approach life and the world in general. It can be related to what some psychologists call the persona, the mask we place between our inner selves and the world. As such it shows the way in which we are perceived by others, at least their first impressions of us. The ascendant represents the manner in which we must express ourselves in order to feel secure, and also the filter through which we perceive life and its challenges. It is the cusp of the first house, the house associated with our personal identity and self expression and represents the kind of energy and types of activities that we need to enliven us physically.

*Libra Ascendant

Libra is a Cardinal Air sign. With Libra rising at the time of your birth, you express Libran characteristics in your approach to life. There is a need to base action on an objective and fair assessment of any situation. The keynote of Libra is balance. Libra on the ascendant gives you the ability to see the various alternatives in any situation, and to see the other persons point of view. However, if overdone this can lead to indecisiveness that can be crippling to action, and a sitting on the fence type of behaviour. You try to base your actions on what is true and just, but must learn to make decisions and accept responsibility for the consequences. The first impression others have of you is of a friendly, fair and just person, or as somewhat superficial and indecisive in your behaviour.

Libra is ruled by Venus, the position of this planet will be of particular importance in your chart.

The Sun

In the solar system the Sun is the centre around which all the other planets revolve, bound by its gravitational force. Similarly, in the birth chart the Sun represents the "centre" of our personality, or the core of our being, around which all the other psychological drives and needs, symbolised by the planets, revolve.

Just as, in the solar system, the Sun is the source of light and life generating energy, so the Sun represents the source of consciousness and life within us all. It is our will to be and our sense of individuality. The birth chart, however, represents the solar system as seen from the earth, not the Sun. Most of us are not centred in our Sun, but in our earthbound, or sense-bound ego. For most of us then, the Sun represents our "Higher Self" or Spirit. It is the immortal spark of the universal spirit which is uniquely ourselves, as opposed to our transient and mortal ego centred personality. The Sun is therefore what we are striving to become.

The sign position of and aspects to the Sun, as seen from the earth, show how this radiant inner self works through the medium of our ego centred personality. It is the fundamental tone of our being, and as such is the most important placement in the chart.

* Sun In Sagittarius

With the Sun in the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius, your basic nature is outgoing and open-minded. You have a need to explore and to find out what is just over the horizon. This need can be expressed literally through travel, or on a more mental level through the exploration of ideas and philosophical systems. You may combine both, travelling for the purpose of expanding your mind. You are adaptable and versatile, able to make the most out of any situation. You see life as a great adventure, and it is the future and future possibilities that draw you on.

You may be prone to exaggeration, and your blindly optimistic and boisterous nature may make you careless and irresponsible. You may have to learn the hard way that you need to take care of unfinished business before you can move on to your next adventure.

* Sun In 3rd House

With the Sun in the 3rd house of your chart there is a need to be heard and to be noticed by those around you. The 3rd house is the area of life where we exchange thoughts, ideas and knowledge. With the Sun here it's in these areas, and also through travel that you'll best develop your own thoughts, views and perspective on life. No matter how intelligent or knowledgeable you may seem to others, you'll always feel the need to learn more and to improve your communication skills.

* Sun Sextile Saturn

The sextile aspect from the Sun to Saturn indicates that you're generally able to pursue your goals and ambitions with patience, determination and self-discipline. You're aware of your limitations as well as your talents, and you are able to learn from your experiences. You have a burning ambition to succeed in some area, but you realise that success has to be earned if it's to be worthwhile.

Your relationships with colleagues and bosses are generally good. As a result you'll eventually achieve a position of prominence and authority in your chosen career, brought about by competence, efficiency and integrity.

* Sun Trine Uranus

The trine between the Sun and Uranus in your chart shows that you're independent and unconventional. If you can harness your undoubted creative and innovative energies toward productive and positive ends there's not much you could not achieve.

This aspect indicates some degree of leadership potential, so you're generally able to speak with conviction and understanding on a whole range of issues, and when you get going your enthusiasm and energy can inspire others. Also, whilst you're capable of achieving a great deal, you'll not generally exaggerate your achievements either to yourself or others. No one could accuse you of being an egotist.


In the birth chart, the Moon is second in importance only to the Sun. Unlike the other planets the Moon orbits the earth, and seen from the earth is the same size as the Sun (hence the possibility of total eclipses). The Moon gives off no light of its own, however, but reflects and polarises the light of the Sun.

The Moon represents memories, feelings and instinctive responses that lie just below the level of consciousness. As the Moon orbits the earth, it generates the movements of the tides and governs other natural cycles, such as the menstrual cycle in women. The Moon therefore symbolises the ebb and flow of feeling and emotion (symbolised by water in Astrology), and the feminine principle in nature and in the individual.

The sign position of and aspects to the Moon show how we react instinctively, and what we need to feel comfortable and secure. As children the Moon is the Mother, or at least how we experienced our mother. As we grow older this extends to our relationships with women in general (particularly for men), and our instinctive or conditioned responses to the world in general; based on the often unconscious memories of this early nurturing experience (or lack of it).

* Moon in Leo

With the Moon in the fixed fire sign of Leo, your emotional reactions are direct and powerful. You have an outgoing and cheerful disposition and you will probably feel more at home and happy with yourself when you are able to make a big splash and be the centre of attention. You have an instinctive pride in your family and home, and in general your experiences of childhood and of your mother have given you an inner sense of well-being and self worth, unless there are difficult aspects to your Moon. Your instinctive pride may be taken to extremes sometimes and you will need to avoid a tendency to behave arrogantly if you are hurt, or to constantly bolster your self esteem by always taking centre stage. Negative emotional experiences can seriously affect your sense of self identity, and may result in fixed behaviour patterns that are hard to change.

* Moon in 11th House

With the Moon in the 11th House, much emotional security will be found through friends and group associations. You will feel caring and protective toward your friends, even paternal in some ways. But if you find that you seek these qualities from them, you need to beware the tendency to depend too much on your friends. Your early home life was probably somewhat unconventional.

*Moon Trine Venus

The trine aspect between the Moon and Venus is not a particularly strong or noticeable aspect in itself, but may serve to soften or compensate for other, more difficult aspects. You are optimistic and positive about your relationships, able to see the best in everybody.

People are attracted by your calmness and openness, and you can often help others with problems. You like honesty and sincerity in others, and strive to maintain these qualities in yourself. You always do your best in whatever you do, believing that if a job is worth doing, it is worth doing well, and you have a talent for bringing out the best in others.

*Moon Sextile Jupiter

The sextile aspect between your Moon and the planet Jupiter indicates that you are generally tolerant and generous towards others. Always willing to listen to other people's problems, you are usually able to help in some way, even if it is only by lending a sympathetic ear, and putting their problems in a more objective light. Even with difficult or disagreeable people, more often than not, you are willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.

In your personal, emotional and home life, you like to give emotional support and comfort to those who are closest to you. For you, home should not be a prison or a place to retreat, but a secure base from which you can pursue your dreams and goals, or simply a safe place to dream.

*Moon Trine Neptune

The trine between the Moon and Neptune stimulates your imagination and emotions. Both the Moon and Neptune being watery, receptive planets, you can be acutely aware of the needs and feelings of others, being able to pick up on the atmosphere around you.

However, perhaps at times you are too sensitive, so that whilst you are open to the needs of others, you may not always be too sure about your own needs and feelings. This makes you vulnerable and liable to be taken advantage of, perhaps without you even realising it.


Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun. Along with Venus it is one of the inferior planets, that is, its orbit lies within the earth's orbit.

In mythology, Mercury is the messenger of the gods. In the birth chart, Mercury represents the urge to communicate with and exchange information with others. In the mind, it represents our rational thought processes, or the ability to analyse and reach logical conclusions. In the body, it is the nervous system, which co-ordinates and unifies all the different bodily functions into an organised whole. Mercury can be said to represent electricity in the form of information. Mercury therefore rules all forms of communication and exchange of information, and the ability to organise facts into a consistent view of the world.

The sign position of and aspects to Mercury in the chart show how one thinks and communicates, that is, the way in which our thoughts are expressed, and the way in which we receive such information from the world around us.

* Mercury in Scorpio

With Mercury in the fixed water sign of Scorpio, your mind has an intense and penetrating quality that allows you to see beneath surface appearances. This is a good positions for some form of investigative or research work, since you will not be satisfied with superficial and surface appearances. You have strong powers of concentration and a determination to get to the bottom of things, although strong negative emotions can influence your thinking and make you suspicious and distrustful of what anyone else tries to tell you. For this reason you will usually be very reserved about discussing or openly expressing your emotions and feelings, unless you are sure that the person you are talking to can be trusted. Once you have made up your mind on an emotional issue you will not easily be shifted from your position.

** Mercury in 2nd House

With Mercury in the 2nd House, your thoughts will be heavily influenced by finances and the acquisition of material security. You'll generally be quite good at organising your own financial resources, keeping careful account of your own incomings and out-goings. However, at times you may tend to worry too much about these matters and therefore financial problems could cause difficulty with your nerves.

* Mercury Square Uranus

The square between Mercury and Uranus indicates a high level of nervous tension. Uranus "electrifies" whatever it contacts in the chart, and with Mercury it will be the nervous system and intellect that benefits from this powerful Uranian energy. Your mind is stimulated by visions of the future, open to new ideas and new ways of thinking.

You generally don't allow yourself to get into an intellectual rut. You may occasionally find it difficult, however, to control your mind and find a state of inner peace as your thoughts are always racing ahead of you. Occasionally, however, you may be on a "short fuse", reacting too quickly to other people's opinions before you have fully considered what they have said.

You can learn quickly, your intuition is strong and you have many original and inventive ideas, but to make the most of your powerful mental energies, you'll need to learn to slow down and relax occasionally.

* Mercury Opposition Pluto

The opposition between Mercury and Pluto gives a power and depth to your mind that will enable you to get to the root of any issue. As you can also generally delve deeply to unearth hidden facts, you'll therefore be particularly suited to any form of research.

However, at times you may be somewhat over-forceful when expressing your opinions, regarding any opposition or disagreement as a direct challenge that must be met and won by any means, and when seriously provoked you are able to launch a devastating verbal attack on the perpetrator.


Venus, like Mercury, lies within the orbit of the earth. If Mercury can be likened to electricity in the form of information, then Venus can be likened to the magnetic field generated by the electric current. One of the meanings of Venus is therefore "personal magnetism".

In mythology Venus is the goddess of love. In the birth chart, Venus represents the social and love urge, and the need for harmony and exchange of feelings and affection with others. Venus is our need to form relationships and our power to attract such relationships. It is also our sense of values, based on what attracts or repels us.

The sign position of any aspect to Venus shows how we express these needs to others and the kind of response we need in order to feel in harmony. If Venus is adversely aspected theses responses may not always be what we consciously desire but are often necessary in order to force us to recognise some unexpressed part of ourselves.

* Venus in Sagittarius

Venus in the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius gives you an adventurous spirit in your approach to relationships, and you need a large degree of freedom to explore your needs and feelings. You are somewhat impulsive, ready to follow your emotions without fear, but at the same time you are direct and earnest in your affections. You are not afraid of love, but you may often be hurt by others who are not as open and sincere as you are. Whatever happens, you will never lose your high standards and integrity, you may become wiser and more mature but you will always be ready to trust in your emotions again.

* Venus in 3rd House

With the planet Venus in the 3rd House of your chart, you can usually communicate quite well with others. In fact, at times, you may go too much out of your way to please other people...saying what you think will please others rather than speaking your own mind. You enjoy meeting new people, and can usually fit easily into different situations and circumstances.

* Venus Sextile Mars

Venus and Mars in a sextile aspect indicate that you know what you want in your personal relationships, and whilst you're not overly aggressive, you're usually able to get your own way. Possessing confidence, you're not shy in any social circle. Also, although receptive to the opinions of others, you have strong opinions of your own which you're able to express with a conviction and energy that can swing others round to your way of thinking.

You have a need for new experiences to prevent boredom from setting in. You would therefore do well in any occupation that extends you mentally and physically, that gives you the independence to do things your way, and brings you into contact with new and interesting people and ideas.

* Venus Sextile Jupiter

Venus in sextile to Jupiter gives you an easy-going charm that others feel at ease with. You're always willing to give praise where praise is due. You're an outgoing person who loves life and enjoys being with friends, but you're by no means superficial or vain. Possessing sympathy and understanding, friends often turn to you when they're feeling down, or are in need of a sympathetic ear from someone who can listen without judging.

* Venus Trine Uranus

The trine between Venus and Uranus indicates that you're unconventional and open-minded, especially in your approach to personal relationships. You'll enjoy having a wide circle of friends, many of whom will be of like mind and character.

* Venus Trine Neptune

The trine between Venus and Neptune indicates a sensitive and artistic nature. You're particularly idealistic in your relationships and expect them to fulfil some kind of spiritual ideal. Needless to say, you'll need to inject some element of realism in your approach to relationships if you're not to be disappointed.

This aspect will also help to soften any of the harsher edges of your personality, and indicates that beneath most of your actions lies a spiritual purpose.


Mars is the first planet in the series out from the Sun that is outside the orbit of the earth. As the first superior planet, Mars represents energy directed outward from the self into the world. It is the energy to initiate action and the ability to meet challenges and overcome obstacles. In mythology, Mars is the god of war. In the birth chart, Mars is the self assertive and aggressive urge, the sex drive and the need to achieve our desires. Positively, Mars is expressed as courage, initiative, and the will-power to pursue our goals. Negatively expressed, Mars is impatience, violence and the use of force or threats.

The sign position of and aspects to Mars in the chart show how we assert ourselves and express our desires. Mars is traditionally a masculine planet, and therefore represents the expression of the male ego. In a women's chart, the energy of Mars is often repressed by social and family conditioning, and indicates how she will experience the male ego through the men around her, whether positively or negatively expressed. It is, however, becoming increasingly possible for women to break away from traditional passive roles, and express their own Martian drives, but this is often not completely successful until after the age of about 30.

* Mars in Libra

With Mars in the cardinal air sign of Libra, you can put a great deal of energy into the forming of personal relationships. Even while you are trying to get what you want, you still show a degree of tact and diplomacy. Although when you finally do get what you want, you may not be too sure that it is really what you wanted anyway. Libra can impart a degree of indecisiveness and uncertainty to any planet that it contains, and with Mars here this will affect your aggressive and ego drives. On the other hand, you can put a great deal of energy into establishing balance and harmony in your surroundings, balancing your own needs and self-assertiveness with the needs of others.

* Mars in 1st House

With Mars in the 1st House of your chart you'll have plenty of energy, and will be able to assert yourself directly and if necessary, rather forcefully. Restrictions on your personal freedom will rarely be tolerated. You're certainly not the type to sit quietly in a corner, you need to let everybody know that you're around!

* Mars Conjunct Jupiter

With Mars and Jupiter in conjunction you have a driving ambition to achieve something worthwhile with your life. When challenged, you don't admit defeat easily, always eager to fight back. You can therefore be a considerable force to be reckoned with!

This aspect can compensate for other, more self-effacing, aspects in your birth chart, giving you the optimism and faith that you will eventually get what you want if you try hard enough.

However, at times, you'll need to be careful to evaluate just what is possible, and not get caught up in too many unrealistic plans, or promise more than you can deliver. If you can do this, then your life can become an adventure in which you meet challenges with enthusiasm and the inner certainty that you'll succeed.

* Mars Trine Saturn

Mars in trine to Saturn indicates that you're generally able to channel your aggressive energies creatively and productively. When necessary, you're able to work persistently toward your goals, enduring harsh conditions and set-backs on the way to eventually reach your destination, even if it takes you a lifetime.

You accept your responsibilities and carry them out to the best of your ability, and you expect others to do the same. Your temper is generally well-controlled, and you accept people for what they are, with all their faults, so you don't generally fly off the handle when somebody does something to annoy you.

* Mars Sextile Uranus

With the sextile between Mars and Uranus you'll have a great deal of restless energy that will need some outlet if it's not to become nervous tension. You like to go your own way, to do your own thing. You'll tolerate restrictions on your freedom only as long as you think you have to, but once you feel your responsibilities have been fulfilled you'll soon insist on following your own path again.

This aspect also gives the drive and determination to tolerate the most difficult conditions if you know that they'll eventually lead you to your goal. You're a bit of an intellectual rebel, and won't be told what to think by any authority.

The planets up to and including Mars have been concerned with the establishment of ourselves as individuals, and with the satisfaction of our own needs and desires. The planets beyond Mars connect us with a larger order.


As the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter represents expansion and growth. It is the urge to grow beyond our individual limitations and the need to feel part of a larger order, whether this be a particular religion, philosophy or social system. Jupiter, the king of the gods, is traditionally the bestower of faith, optimism and the ability to expand and prosper. It is the planet that promotes personal growth, gives us confidence in ourselves and trust in a higher power or greater plan. Negatively, Jupiter can manifest as overconfidence, irresponsibility and the tendency to over-extend ourselves or promise too much.

The sign position of and aspects to Jupiter in the chart show what kinds of experiences and types of activity create an inner faith and optimism, and the sense of being connected to the larger scheme of things.

* Jupiter in Libra

With Jupiter in the cardinal air sign of Libra, opportunities will come to you as a result of your need for a wide variety of social contacts and acquaintances. Your judgement is fair and impartial, you are aware of the injustices and prejudices of society and have a strong desire to help those who are oppressed or unfairly treated, or to do something to help make the world a better place. This desire may remain just that, however, since your diplomatic nature and your natural ability to see all sides of any issue may paralyse the urge to action. The same qualities, if you can overcome your indecisiveness, can bring you great success in any field that involves working with or negotiating on behalf of the general public. In relationships, you will seek those that in some way broaden your perspective and experience.

* Jupiter in 1st House

With Jupiter in the 1st House of self-expression, you have a natural faith in life and in yourself. You can take on anything with great initial enthusiasm, but unfortunately sometimes this enthusiasm may begin to wane when you meet with unexpected obstacles, and at that point you may look around for something less demanding to which you can direct your energy and enthusiasm.

You're a natural gambler, willing to take a chance if you think that there's even a remote possibility of it paying off, but this can lead to problems since your impatient desire to jump into things may cause you to overlook potential pitfalls and problems.

* Jupiter Opposition Neptune

The Opposition between Jupiter and Neptune makes you aware of the many injustices that are suffered by those less fortunate than yourself. You have a great deal of sympathy and are capable of fighting for the rights of others.

Your religious or philosophical needs may attract you to groups or cults that claim to have all the answers to life's questions, but there's also the danger of being taken in by people whose ideas are confused and unrealistic. You really need to find your own way on these issues.

In relationships, you may occasionally project an unrealistic idealism on to your partner, expecting them to live up to some romantic ideal of what a relationship should be. Needless to say you may be disappointed when you discover the real person. You may even find that one of you has been completely deceiving the other as to what you or they are really like.


Saturn is the last planet in the solar system that can be seen with the naked eye from the earth. As such, together with the fact that it is bounded by a series of rings, Saturn represents the boundaries of the individual.

After the limitless expansion of Jupiter, Saturn in the birth chart represents boundaries and limitations. It is the principle of structure and form. In the body, it is the skeleton, which gives the body its structure, and the skin, which is the boundary to the outside world. In the mind, it is the structure of our ego and our sense of self which we seek to preserve from the impact of changes from within and from the outside world. Saturn gives us the ability to endure setbacks and work with discipline and patience toward well defined aims. It is the need for social approval through some kind of tangible achievement. Whereas Jupiter brings rewards and opportunities through what we might call good luck, Saturn brings rewards and opportunities through hard work, limitation and self discipline.

The sign position of and aspects to Saturn show how we seek to establish ourselves as individuals and find our place in the social system of which we are a part. Any form or structure, however, when placed in the light of the Sun tends to cast a shadow. The position of Saturn in the chart therefore, shows where we find our "shadow". It is here that we meet with our greatest sense of inadequacy, lack of faith and inhibitions. Saturn shows where we are most fearful, and hence most rigid; but if these fears can be met and overcome it is the source of our greatest strength and a solid foundation from which to meet the world.

* Saturn in Aquarius

With Saturn in the fixed air sign of Aquarius, it is important that you have objectives in life, and once determined they are likely to be adhered to. Saturn in an air sign indicates the ability to give structure and form to your thoughts, to bring the ideals that you hold from the realm of the mind to practical reality. On the other hand, you may feel uncertain and insecure about your intellectual capacity. There is an innate need to belong to some kind of group that gives structure and security to your life. You may avoid this need, however, out of fear of belonging, or self consciousness in group situations. It is both your deepest need and your deepest fear. Even if you overcome this fear, you may still be something of an outsider, unsure of your acceptance by the rest of the group. You have, however, the ability to give practical application to group objectives.

* Saturn in 5th House

Saturn is in the 5th House of creativity. With Saturn here, you may occasionally feel inhibited or unable to enjoy yourself spontaneously for fear of looking silly. On the other hand, this insecurity may be over-compensated for by going too far in the other direction.

You may be reluctant to have children, or delay having children for some time. If you're a parent, you may feel that your children restrict you in some way, preventing you from being yourself. The lesson you must learn from this placement of Saturn is to accept responsibility for your own creations, both of mind and body. You may then become a source of authority and strength for your children, and still find time for your own creative expression.

* Saturn Opposition Uranus

The Opposition between Saturn and Uranus indicates a conflict between responsibility and freedom. Saturn demands that we fulfil our responsibilities, whereas Uranus demands complete freedom. A stressful aspect between the two planets shows that at times it's difficult for you to integrate these two aspects of yourself in a consistent way. You may at times swing from one extreme to the other. You will tolerate your duties and responsibilities for a time until the pressure to rebel becomes so strong that you will do something totally unexpected, just to make a point.

At other times you may go through a period where you're determined to do things your own way but uncertainty and insecurity build up to the point where you suddenly let goof your freedom. As is usual with the Opposition, these conflicting pulls are often experienced through another person, who becomes for you the symbol of duty and responsibility or of freedom and self-determination.

The Outer Planets

The planets beyond Saturn:- Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, move through the signs so slowly that the sign positions of these planets refer more to the generation of which we are a part, rather than individual characteristics. It is the House position that shows where we will meet with the principles expressed by these planets in our lives. The aspects of these planets to the personal planets indicate our degree of attunement to the principles they represent.

The trans-Saturnian planets cannot be seen without the aid of a telescope. Therefore they represent powerful forces that are beyond conscious control. These planets connect us with forces and levels of reality beyond our experience as individual human beings. They do this by breaking down the boundaries of the ego (symbolised by Saturn), to allow the inflow of higher ideals and goals into our ego-centred minds. This can often mean the total disruption or destruction of our existing lives, goals, or outer and inner structures in order to make this possible.


Uranus is the first of the trans-Saturnian planets. It cannot be seen with the naked eye and was discovered in 1781 during the period of the American and French revolutions. It's discovery was made possible by the invention of the telescope, a development that has led to radical changes in our knowledge of the universe and our place in it.

In the birth chart then, Uranus represents the force for revolutionary change, the breaking from tradition, and inventiveness and experimentation. As one of the three planets that cannot be seen with the unaided eye, Uranus represents a force over which we have little or no conscious control. On an individual level, Uranus indicates our degree of independence and demand for personal freedom. If well aspected it gives us originality and an attunement to truth that goes beyond the logic of Mercury. If we refuse to express the energy of Uranus within us, preferring to cling to the traditions and limitations of Saturn, then Uranus may manifest as disruptions and sudden changes in our immediate environment, sometimes disrupting our lives completely and forcing us to make needed changes. If the energy of Uranus is expressed negatively, it can lead to wilfulness, impatience and needless rebellion, the rebel without a cause.

The position of Uranus in the chart shows where we most feel the need for freedom and independence and the need to experiment with new ideas and ways of living. Conversely, it is the area where we can cause the most disruption and needless change.

* Uranus in 11th House

The eleventh House is associated with the sign of Aquarius, which is ruled by Uranus, so Uranus is at home in this House. This gives you the capacity to expand your individual identity to potentially include the whole human race, even if this is never fully achieved. You have the capacity to view the whole human race as one family struggling to resolve its problems and conflicts. You are attracted to groups who share similar views to your own, and you can serve as the presenter of challenging and radical views. If taken to extremes this can become the expression of revolutionary ideas that can be too drastic for most people to take. You can probably make friends quite easily, but you have strong feelings about the meaning of friendship, and may fall out if your expectations are not lived up to.

* Uranus Square Pluto

The square between Uranus and Pluto indicates an extreme state of tension between individual self-determination and powerful political and collective forces that attempt to dominate and control the individual. Integrating your individuality with collective social responsibility would be a creative way of dealing with this aspect.


After Uranus comes Neptune, the god of the sea. Whereas Uranus is the urge for individual freedom and independence, Neptune is the urge to escape from our normal sense-bound state of consciousness, and experience our unity with a different level of reality.

In the birth chart, Neptune represents our higher ideals and our attunement to realities that lie beyond that perceived by the senses. It is the realm of dreams and imagination and our sense of being part of a whole which is greater than ourselves, the awareness of a spiritual dimension to existence. Neptune represents the urge to transcend our normal state of consciousness through meditation and mystical experience, music, dreams and flights of the imagination, or through drugs (including alcohol) which afford us a temporary escape from the mundane grind of living. Neptune can be expressed as high ideals, altruism and spiritual values, or as self destructive escapism and evasion of responsibilities. For most of us it is a mixture of both.

The position of Neptune in the chart shows where and how we seek to express these needs, and in what areas of our lives we tend to seek an often impossible ideal.

* Neptune in 8th House

The planet Neptune can bring a deep spiritual and mystical, or vague and confusing influence to whatever area of the chart it is in. In the 8th House, this operates in the area of emotional and sexual relationships, and activities in which money and resources are shared with others, such as business. Emotional relationships may be seen as the expression of a spiritual urge, that seeks to transcend the limitations of individual existence through union with another, to experience a higher power that unites people through love. On the other hand, unexpressed or hidden feelings and emotions may cause confusion and uncertainty, you need to be completely open and honest with anyone you are emotionally involved with.

In business matters, you may feel that the primary purpose is the creation of a system that provides for all according to their needs, rather than the accumulation of profit at all costs. Your high ideals in these matters leaves you open to deception by those whose motivations are somewhat less spiritual. In all business and financial matters you will need to take care that everything is open and above board, otherwise you could find your financial resources being dissolved away.


Pluto is the outermost planet in the solar system and therefore the slowest moving. At certain times however, due to the high eccentricity of its orbit, it comes closer to the earth than Neptune. This is the case at the present time and will be so until the end of the century. At the same time it is passing through Scorpio, the sign that it rules. This is a very critical period in world history, since Pluto represents powerful forces of death and destruction or change and transformation, which are now at their strongest. This can lead to destruction through nuclear war or our pollution and exploitation of our planet. On the other hand it can lead to the death of the present political and economical systems and the birth of new political and economic systems and a transformation in international relations and our relationship to our planet. By the time Pluto leaves Scorpio in 1999 the issue will probably be decided one way or the other.

In the individual birth chart, Pluto represents the urge for power and control either over ourselves or others. It is the need to penetrate beneath the surface of experience, to reveal hidden motivations and repressed desires. The position of Pluto in the chart indicates our capacity for self-regeneration or rebirth and our attitude towards beginnings and endings and birth and death, either actual or symbolic. Pluto can be expressed as the acceptance of our need for complete transformation in some area of our life, and the courage to face our deepest compulsions and hang-ups. Or, it can be expressed as the wilful manipulation of others, ruthlessness and an infatuation with power.

* Pluto in 8th House

The House position of Pluto in the chart indicates where we have to face our most powerful and compulsive feelings, and where we have to undergo periodic radical changes. In the 8th House it is in the search for emotional security that you will have to undergo some painful crises before you can understand your real needs. The 8th House is the area of life in which we experience deep and intense emotional sharing with others, through sexual relationships or any relationship in which we are responsible for another's well being. On a more superficial level this House refers to business partnerships, or any form of bond in which money or resources are shared. Pluto in this House will force you to face your deepest fears, and compulsive behaviour in these areas of life, usually with accompanying emotional pain. You may feel at times that a part of you has died, but the death of an old way of being or feeling usually has to occur in order to make way for something new to grow.

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