My teachers are the charts and picking brains. I am a Gemini Sun, Mercury and Venus in the ninth house. I have Cancer Moon conjunct the MC. I am very curious. I love to understand all the facets of people.
I have Jung conjunct the Sun.
Jung desired to see PATTERNS.
That was what investigation into Astrology is all about.
One can read what other people have written or one can investigate from the horse’s mouth i.e the native behind the charts.
That is what I do and the means from which I obtain the understanding which I share with you in my articles.
It takes me five days to do a natal chart, so I have the time to talk about many details in the natal chart.
If I had to do a robotic chart and hand it to someone, I would not do Astrology.
Each person is a marvelous present, which opens up in front of me.
I am allowed this great honor and am humbled by it.
My clients are beloved to me.
If I did not think that would be the case with each client, I would not accept the chart.
I need nothing from Astrology except to learn, share and pass on( and receive) love.
I get abundant love from the people for whom I do charts and from those who read my articles.
Let’s talk about the combusts.
The one with which I am most familiar is Mercury combust the Sun.
I want to pull my hair out when someone tells me the cazimi is a beneficial placement.
Usually, I can SEE that it isn’t from how that person acts–names withheld.
Mercury does not want to be too close to the Sun–PERIOD.
No planet wants to be too close to another planet.
Picture an elevator.
Randall Mixon, the head of Linda-goodman.com, told a story of telling a joke on an elevator.
The joke was not received well.
I think the reason is that the elevator violates people’s personal space.
It is a forced kind of physical intimacy.
The same would be true of someone who stands too close.
We allow people with whom we have an intimacy, like family members and romantic partners, to stand close to us.
However, if a stranger tries to do the same thing, we recoil.
If I touch my boyfriend’s hair, no one will flinch.
If I touch a waiter’s hair, a doctor’s hair or an accountant’s, they would look at me as if I were insane.
I say all this to say that planets do not like to be too close to other planets, either.
There is nothing really good that comes out of it.
First of all, a combust is five degrees or less. It is VERY important to note the degrees. A one degree combust is vastly different than a four degree combust. A two degree combust is quite different than a one degree combust. Each degree can be thought of as a long stretch of highway.
Hence, keep this in mind when I give the descriptions.
Let’s examine some of the combusts. Each is very different in how it manifests.
Mercury combust the Sun
This native is TOO sensitive. I do not use the word sensitive in a good sense i.e artistic. I use it in the sense of a sun burn. This native gets her feelings hurt very, very, very easily. It is very hard to have a close relationship with a person with a close Sun/Mercurycombust.
This is through no fault of her own.
However, many combust people can attack when they feel cornered.
This is not pretty and not appreciated.
However, it is from pain.
Pain is the core reason.
If one can remember that and pull back, one will have done all one could to maintain the relationship.
Mercury is the mind. The Sun is the ego.
The ego and the mind need to be separated.
This allows for DETACHMENT.
The Sun/Mercury combust person does not have enough detachment.
That is the most concise way of summarizing this aspect.
Venus Combust the Sun
This seems to make for a ersatz Libra Sun. Libra Sun is in the Fall, so we know it is not an easy Sun. Venus combust the Sun may be too yielding. He may, desperately, fear confrontation.
He may tell white lies to avoid it. I have seen this in one Venus Combust the Sun native, so cannot say that they all lie. I can say that most of them will, likely, fear confrontation.
In a simple sentence, they, desperately, want to please. This trait may make them a bit weenie like.
They do not like to be this way and it is not their fault.
Venus, the feminine planet of love is simply such a gentle soul that she does not do well next to the fiery sun.
In simple terms, one’s love nature is too close to one’s ego.
These natives are very handsome, in the manner of a male model.
I have seen this aspect in more men than women.
They have wholesome kind of good looks, as does the Libra Ascendant.
They look kind of clean and sparkly like a Boy Scout, just back from helping grandma across the street.
This is not my taste in men, but it is the typical male model look i.e the Gap models.
Mars Combust the Sun
These natives have drive. This placement may not be as bad as the others. That is because Mars and the Sun do well together. However, it can make the person TOO goal oriented, in terms of eating all the cookies and not leaving any for the other kids.
One of my close friends, my guitar teacher, has this.
He is very goal oriented. He works very hard in many different jobs to try to get the best of the American dream.
Does he work too hard and too many long hours?
I think so, but I think he is a typical Mars combust the Sun.
This native is said to be prone to high blood pressure, which he is.
Again, the degrees matter a good deal. His is two degree. The exact combust would be more detrimental to the health and well being of the native.
Moon Combust the Sun
I have seen this quite recently and found it to manifest along the same lines as Mercury Combust the Sun. The heart(Moon) is too close to the ego(Sun)
This native is similar to the Mercury combust the Sun native, in that he cannot detach very well.
If he is insulted, he will go from zero to a hundred in a flat minute.
If you are in the path of the storm, take cover, especially if he is a strong guy and you are a sweet little woman.
(Why do I get myself in trouble?)
I really do think that this aspect and Mercury combust the Sun are two of the hardest aspects one can have.
Being very sensitive to slights/insults is a very hard burden to bear.
Everyone is insulted.
The person who can detach is very blessed.
Detachment is the domain of air.
Mercury CONJUNCT the Sun at six degrees to ten degrees is a blessing.
The person is gifted with native intelligence.
Saturn Combust the Sun
I am not sure if the word”combust” is used with planets other than Mercury, but if not, the phenomenon would be the same, so I will use it. This native has a hard blow to overcome.
Saturn is excellent in small doses, as is a medicine. However, Saturn can devastate one in large doses, such as taking the whole bottle of medicine.
Saturn cools what it touches. One does not want one’s ego cooled too much. This can make for a person who is very self doubting and very self effacing.
The native may be the type who casts his eyes down when he meets someone.
He may be the type to linger outside the girl’s home for hours, afraid to ask her out.
He may be afraid to apply for the job.
He may, simply, feel that he can never measure up, so why try?
Again, I emphasize the degrees.
A one orb combust is vastly different from a five orb.
Pluto Combust the Sun
This makes for a very strong person. Look at the house and you will see where the tiger rules.
My aunt has this in the House of the Home and Children. She is an amazing mother. No one touched those cubs.
Pluto powers up that which it touches.
However, if Pluto is too close, the power may be amped too high.
You know what happens then?
It blows out.
Pluto combust the Sun in a very close orb may make the person TOO much of a force.
His ambitions may be too high.
He may not be able to fail.
We, all, need to learn how to fail.
Horseradish is good, but there is such a thing as”too hot”
Neptune Combust the Sun
This is the classic aspect of the addict. Neptune fogs what it touches. The Sun is the ego. One cannot do much in life with a fogged ego.
Through no fault of his own, this native may desire to live in a world of unreality. This could take many forms including drug addictions, hiding from the world in his mother’s basement or simply not being able to face things.
His father may not have been someone to whom he could role model.
His father may have been weak or not present.
This native does have a great struggle to overcome the amorphous nature Neptune engenders when in close combination to the Sun.
Uranus Combust the Sun
I will go out on a limb and say that these natives are brilliant. However, I would never want to be one.
I hate to say it this in such a blatant way, but they can be weirdos. Uranus is the planet of the weirdo. Each person is a weirdo in his own way.
However, balance is everything.
Knowing when to show your inner weirdo is wisdom.
If your inner weirdo is seeping out of your pores, you have a problem.
I think of Uranus/Sun as an inventor.
He may be so brilliant that he cannot converse with the average man, though.
Hence, his intelligence may be a curse, through no fault of his own.
However, I bet many amazing inventions had their origins from Uranus combust Sun natives
Chiron Conjunct the Sun
This native may have had a very painful relationship with his father. He may carry that pain as an invisible cloak. This cloak seems very hard to shake off, especially in close aspect.The person is similar to Saturn combust the Sun in that he may have very low self esteem.
He may feel as if he has to apologize for taking up space in the world. Very sad!