Aspects That Have Surprised Me in the Natal Charts and Why?
I am fortunate to be a very curious person. I have a Gemini stellium———Sun, Mercury and Venus in the 9th House. It takes me 4-5 days to do a natal chart. I do charts the way I do so I can pick the brains of my clients.The client and I may exchange fifty to a hundred e mails while discussing the chart. I love it! I would never do charts if I had to send a robotic chart to a person. I say all this to say that I have learned many fascinating things from the “owners” of the charts. Many have surprised me. Here are some.
Chiron Conjunct the Ascendant(1-3 orb)
In all cases but one the person was bullied, usually badly. In the one case in which it did not happen, there was an aspect which I call the “anti-bullying” aspect. I will discuss this next.
Pluto Conjunct Dejanira
This is the “anti-bullying” aspect. I have it and I have not been bullied much.(Every kid gets bullied a little from the neighborhood bully) I also am very strong standing up to bullies who hurt others. In the case of the person who had Chiron conjunct the Ascendant and was not bullied, she had this aspect—– Pluto Conjunct Dejanira.
Mars Conjunct Chiron
This aspect seems to “emasculate” men. By this, I mean that it is very hard for a man with this aspect to be comfortable in the “role of a male”. Male tasks and behaviors such as assertiveness with women, seem to be hard for him.
Chiron Conjunct the Descendant
This native seems to be attracted to “wounded birds”.
Uranus Conjunct the Descendant
These natives are attracted to unconventional partners.
Mercury Square Neptune(1-4 orb)
These natives could lose touch with reality if they had enough trauma beset them. I am not saying they will. I am saying that this propensity could exist with this aspect.
Mercury Conjunct Neptune
This is the aspect for someone with a wonderful imagination. It is an excellent aspect for a writer. I doubt a person could even be an excellent writer without this aspect or some of the other Mercury/Neptune aspects, such as the trine or sextile. My favorite author, Stephen King, has the conjunction at a 4 degree orb. I am rereading “The Stand— This version is King’s original manuscript which tops off at about 1450 pages. However, every word of King is pure gold.
Uranus Square Mercury( 1-4 orb)
This aspect is kind of a danger zone aspect.I have seen many people suffer emotionally as a result of what I think is this aspect. Through no fault of the native, it gives what is called a “monkey mind”. The mind seems to race excessively in an “electrically charged” sort of way. The conjunction is equally as bad. These natives are brilliant, though!
Apophis Conjunct Venus
This aspect seems to “ruin” the romantic life of the native. Romance seems to become a “chaotic mess”, if you will allow me to be so blunt. Aphophis is one of those asteroids one does not like to see coming. Aphophis seems to put chaos and destruction in that which it touches. I have seen something really bad happen to a person when Apophis in transit was conjunct the natal Jupiter. I don’t study transits, in general, because I don’t want to get into the habit of planning my life based on the charts. I do look, at times.
Apophis Conjunct Mercury
This person has a hard time processing ideas/concepts. For example, if he has to figure out a problem from Point A to Point A, he cannot really conceptualize it and attack it. Let me give an example. If something breaks, is is hard for him to put all the pieces together to figure out how to fix it i.e a roof leak, for example. He is very intelligent. It is something with his processing capacity. Apophis makes for “chaos”. His thinking is chaotic, to put it simply. He has an exact conjunction.
Kaali Conjunct the Ascendant
This aspect makes for a loss of energy when dealing with people and life. Kaali is the energy body. The Ascendant is one’s interface with the world. Hence, the world really saps the energy of this native.
Kaali Conjunct the MC
This functions in a similar way as the previous aspect. However, with the MC angle, the person may lose his energy in the workplace, more so than his regular life.
Mars conjunct Venus
This aspect is classic for charisma. What surprised me is just how charismatic these natives are, especially so if they aspect is exact. Then, they shine with charisma.
Here is a list of the asteroids I use if you want to look up some of the asteroids listed here.