A Natal Chart Delineated
By Margaret Penner Choinski
Chart analysed in early 2003
“The astrologer seeks to unveil individual realities which are unconscious or unknown, and to verify such concepts which the individual already ‘knows.’ ”
“Robert has been having difficulties with his job for the past 3 years.”
anyone contacts an astrologer for a consultation, there is always curiosity on
the part of the astrologer as to the reason why. This reason goes beyond that
which is stated by the client. Often there are planetary influences that have
finally “clicked” to instigate a need for change. Finding the astrological
“context” offers some clarification to the current problem. In Robert’s case, he
has said his current problem started 3 years ago. This is a good place to
Check out Robert's chart here
years ago Robert was 37 years and some months. Therefore at that age he was at
some level preparing for some major life changes via his mid-life transits. Sure
enough, at 37 Robert was already in the midst of transiting Pluto in the
5th House (the House of all things pleasurable, children, and the
creative arts) squaring natal Pluto in the 3rd (siblings, mobility skills,
self-expression and general communications
At this point Robert has commented only on his job difficulties, and so there is some indication from this major transit that creativity and communication will be highlighted in the process. Is there more? Yes. Three years ago Robert experienced a New Moon lunation (his second) in Scorpio, cuspal to the 5th House.
This lunation is a significant event for anyone, even more so for Robert who has Cancer on his Ascendant, with the Moon ruling this “point of life ” and so, the chart. If that were not enough, this lunation is at the same time squaring the progressed nodal axis, including 7th House Saturn conjunct the South Node.
Combined with the fact that he has the North Node in Leo, and its ruler natal Sun square natal Moon, Robert was plainly beginning a process of working through strong Solar/Lunar issues as they pertained to his mode of relating. The influence of Mother can already be seen across the nodal axis of the Ascendant/Descendant and in the primary motivation as shown by Cancer rising.
With the involvement of Saturn, his emerging
consciousness of, and identification to Father will include lunar-inspired
memories/feelings of his own father’s powerful influence.
 The progressions augur the birth of his internal Authority. What has
prompted him to come now? Quite possibly Robert has intuited the passing of
Thus the issue of relating in a way that aids one’s success can now be seen more realistically. Transiting
“He is skilled in his field as customer service officer, but
tends to create difficulties with co-workers. His colleagues have accused him of
being ruthless, manipulative and two-faced, but he maintains he is just playing
office politics in order to get ahead.”
As soon as Robert says
this, an immediate question is raised: how can one keep a group of people happy
(the customers), whilst antagonizing another group (his co-workers)? There are
always two sides to every story; the truth never seems to belong exclusively to
one side. I would expect to see in Robert’s chart clear ambition, mediator
skills, and---perhaps “hidden” from Robert’s own acknowledged motives---the
all-too-human capacity for ruthlessness and other less savoury traits.
The MC and its ruler  retrograde Jupiter in Pisces, also ruling the 6th House cusp, stand out. Looking at his Cancer Ascendant, it is easy to imagine its usefulness in projecting a caring concern for his customers, making them feel a part of the company “family.” Why then is it not being used with everyone else? Perhaps it is, but not consistently. And that leads directly to his 12th House Moon in Gemini.
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