PLANETS IN THE SIGNS
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The 9th lesson concerns the meaning of each planet as they occupy each sign. This knowledge is decisive if you are to render an accurate delineation. The influence which a planet exerts while in a zodiacal sign is dissimilar from the influence that the same planet exerts when posited in a zodiacal house of the horoscope. The difference is basic and of tremendous significance. When a planet resides in a given sign then that sign and its peculiarities dominate the planet, yet when a planet is posited in a given house the planet exerts rule over the principals which that house represents. It seems logical that a point so basic would be accepted by all in the astrological field, however this is unfortunately not true. We are very vehement on this point and have high regard for its acceptance as it has an astounding effect on a delineation. The vast amount of records kept through the years support the credibility of this theory.
MOON IN THE SIGNS
Just to refresh our memories, the Moon is the ruler of the sign Cancer, it is exalted in Taurus, has its fall in Scorpio and is detrimented in Capricorn. Again the Moon exerts its greatest influence on the personality. It is concerned with the outer side of the nature of the native. It is concerned with all of our feelings and emotions.
MOON IN ARIES
When you discover the Moon posited in Aries you can be certain that the native possesses a nature with a driving force of great intensity. Yet this native will also have a degree of charm and friendliness. His impetuous nature and lack of patience are his major drawbacks. It would be good to advise him to attempt to establish a tolerance of thought and action as this will enable him to balance out his impatient nature. For a successful love or friendship relationship the native must be both dependable and sympathetic.
MOON IN TAURUS
With the Moon in Taurus you can expect the native to possess a highly creative nature. Taurus indicates the principles of devotion, common sense, and perseverance. Because of this influence he has a tremendous working ability and staying power but you should instruct him to endeavor not to become too rigid in certain of his conceptions and activities as this would interfere with his progress.
With the Moon in Taurus the native should, if all else looks right, involve himself in matters of a financial nature. The mental trends present are extremely beneficial in the financial area. Nobody will be able to defraud him in monetary pursuits. The Moon, Taurus combination gives the uncanny intuitive ability to decipher the future in such a way to promote financial interests.
The personal desire for affection and happiness is shown to be strong although at times circumstances arise that can temporarily or permanently interfere with the full realization of this desire. You should counsel the native to strengthen his quality of adaptability and to polarize his obstinacy.
MOON IN GEMINI
The sign Gemini indicates a bright mental outlook and a sense of emotional adaptability. The Moon in this sign will make the whole outlook of the mind seem brighter. The native will demonstrate good insight in decisions on matters dealing with the family or travel.
The Moon here signifies considerable creative energy. There will be a peculiar blending of personal independence with a strong degree of sympathy for others.
The native will dislike routine yet he will have an uncanny skill to work with complex puzzling matters. He is constantly seeking variety, spice and change. Mental telepathy is part of his endowment of Moon in the sign Gemini. You should caution him to employ diplomacy however, and not speak about subjects harmful to others.
There is a definite capacity to operate through conventional channels and concurrently a desire to test new avenues for progress, thus, appeasing the natural desire for change. You must warn your client that there will be times when a mental imbalance can occur as a result of emotional tension. If he is not careful here the end result will be a harmful internal antagonism.
MOON IN CANCER
When you find the Moon in the sign of Cancer you find it is dignified and in the sign over which it exerts rulership. You would do well, (although the Cancer Moon relationship is excellent) to advise the native to make every effort to maintain an emotional balance. You should also warn him not to be over dramatic, possessive, or invoke too many domestic rearrangements.
When the Moon is posited in Cancer there is a combination of initiative and of flexibility. You should caution your client to exercise discrimination and mental discipline. If emotional impulses are surrendered there will be a demonstration of changeability and some degree of laziness or selfishness may occur.
NOTE: In a future Lesson you will study the fascinating world of aspects and their influences. It is important for us to realize that these aspects which the planets form with one another determine exactly the kind and strength the influence of a planet will exert.
MOON IN LEO
Since Leo affects matters concerning the heart, romance and social popularity we can expect these areas to grow during the Moon's presence. The Moon will lend us the knowledge and capacity to understand just how we should approach these matters. The native however, should be warned against the danger of vanity, conceit and pride for these qualities will no doubt have an adverse effect on the personality.
The Moon posited here signifies that the native possesses a quick mind, and a basic intuitive understanding of people and conditions. You should caution this client to strive for mental rather than emotional regulation of decisions and activities.
MOON IN VIRGO
The influence of Virgo is related to matters concerning employment, health, self-reliance and concern for detail. The Moon indicates that from a personal standpoint the native's normal approach to people and affairs is realistic and in some respects analytical in nature. It is now that your client will better understand the relationship between employer and employee. Here he will also develop keen insight into the necessity of maintaining an efficient diet surrounded with daily exercise for his physical and mental health.
The native should be admonished to employ steady confident judgement concerning the critical side of his nature as bad aspects can cause him to be over critical.
MOON IN LIBRA
The influence of Libra concerns other people, partnership, law, fine arts, the sensitive type. The native will definitely be happier in his societal life during the Moon's stay in Libra. This is a position pointing to an integrity and strength of will somewhat above the average. The native will be highly sensitive to the speech and actions of others so it would be prudent to advise him to cultivate a sense of balance and to encourage humor. This is the best way for him to relax the tension of emotional upsets. A strong desire for companionship saturates the native and his inner attractions to various people will manifest themselves.
The native will have a much broader grasp of the legal matters surrounding him and will have an intense desire to make life more beautiful. He should be warned not to procrastinate but to arrive at some definite conclusions and not to worry about commencing something which he firmly believes in.
MOON IN SCORPIO
The Scorpio influence embraces the emotional, intuitive, and introspective natures in man and it deals with death, legacies, partners money, criminal investigation and the occult. This position will afford the native a considerable amount of driving force and a reserve of sustained energy which will not always be apparent to others. He will possess solid powers of concentration and a strong desire for advancement. It would be wise to warn him not to indulge in any form of fantasy. It is best for him to rely on reality during the Moon's stay in Scorpio. Since Scorpio is the sign of the Moon's fall the native will tend to misuse the good aspects of the position.
Although memory under this position is acute, you should caution the native not to dwell on the unhappy moments of the past and to resolve himself to dwell on the cheerful aide of life.
MOON IN SAGITTARIUS
The Sagittarius influence encompasses travel, sport, change and movement. The Sagittarian is constantly enthusiastic over his ideas and knowledge. The Moon confers the power of communicating his ideas to the world. He is the possessor of a quick, restless and unsettled manner. His disposition is sincere and honorable, kindly and good-humored. You should very definitely caution him to be on guard against daydreaming and laziness.
He is a faithful worker or servant, but also benefits by having servants under him. He may have two occupations or change his occupation. He must be warned that impatience will be harmful and he must learn to accept that which does not quite constitute excellence.
MOON IN CAPRICORN
The characteristics of ambition, honor and public advancement are conferred by the sign influence of Capricorn. The Moon, in this sign, signifies steadfastness and reliability. The conscience is awakened and there is a strong moral purpose. The Moon is in its detriment here and its influence has harmful tendencies.
If this position of the Moon is well aspected assure your client that he may be very popular as a prominent and leading citizen, however, if badly aspected, warn him that the publicity signified by this position is of an unpleasant nature.
The position slightly favors marriage but there is also some drawback here, the partner may die or a great deal of disharmony may exist.
MOON IN AQUARIUS
This position strengthens the capacity for taking charge of a situation, especially when others hesitate to do so. The native has very good self-control and can set a standard of behavior and possess a sense of responsibility that will appeal to others.
Creative energy, personal charm, and a degree of versatility are the key-notes of his personality. Yet sometimes elements of an emotional conflict can occur between the desire for power and self-indulgence, or alternatively between idealism and temporary selfishness.
MOON IN PISCES
Pisces represents the desire for freedom from the limitation of matter. When the Moon is in Pisces the native desires to live in a dream world surrounded with his feelings rather than in a practical world. His basic nature is quiet, retiring, and easy going; he is restless and fond of variety.
However he can be very feeble, irresolute, at time undependable, easily discouraged, and may meet obstacles, misfortune and opposition in life. You should make sure that he is aware of these possibilities so he can more effectively understand himself.
The native inclines toward religion but he is more likely to be emotional rather than intellectual. He is more apt to follow his emotions as far as his opinions are concerned rather than to use a logical approach.
He should be cautioned here that sometimes he may be wanting in buoyancy and hope and he may be too serious or too easily depressed and may lack matter-of-fact common sense and humor.
THE SUN IN THE SIGNS
Whereas the Moon's influence determines the outer side of our nature the influence exerted by the Sun defines the inner side of that nature. The Sun, rules the sign Leo, is exalted in Aries, has its fall in Libra, and is detrimented in the sign Aquarius.
The Sun confers on the character the natures of power, authority, dignity, will, resolution, and self-reliance. It is the source of all vital energy. In the body it corresponds to the heart and it's associated blood vessels.
SUN IN ARIES
This is the Sun's position of exaltation, so the influence is basically harmonious. This position contributes to health, vitality, and length of life. It helps to stimulate and vitalize the native's out look upon life and enhances the capacity for activity and leadership. The native will acquire some position of authority or responsibility, no matter whether he moves in a humble sphere, or in a more public one. He is basically magnanimous and because of this any anger he experiences will soon, pass away.
He should be warned that there is a direct tendency for him to be quick-tempered although it usually passes quickly. Instruct him not to hold grudges and to strive for a reasonable balance for any feelings of bitterness or revenge.
SUN IN TAURUS
When the Sun is posited in this sign conditions are favorable for the acquisition of money and property in general. The native is warm-hearted and amorous, but there is some slight liability to be raided in affections or to bestow them too readily or to be drawn into a liaison. He is firm, patient, obstinate and is very set upon achieving his end. He pursues his objective with a tremendous amount of determination, so great that it sometimes may lead him into dealings of a criminal nature. He must be forewarned of this possibility.
Tell him that he can achieve a very good equilibrium by curbing any undue tendency towards obstinacy on one hand or giving way to impulse on the other.
SUN IN GEMINI
The Sun posited in the sign Gemini strengthens the intellectual side of the nature and attracts the native toward the pursuit of literature, science, or art, and to following some occupation connected with these. The mind becomes versatile and fond of change but positive and strong under this influence. This position confers a considerable amount of ingenuity of thought and action on the native. You should instruct the native that good planning and good organization can effectively curb the natural restlessness of this position.
Educational and intellectual pursuits will appeal to the native and considerable knowledge can be acquired through both study and observations. When this potential is constructively used then progress in many varied directions will be possible.
SUN IN CANCER
This position indicates the reception of money or property from parents or relatives. This location also causes the native to be resourceful, active and creative and will give you a gift of intuitive understanding and of real human sympathy.
Tell your client that he possesses an innate ability to know when to speak and when to keep silent. Further tell him that if he can employ this ability in his daily domestic life he will be able to smooth over some of the uglier situations and promote a general air of understanding.
Warn him that if this quality is compromised it may cause him some problems. His will power may weaken and he could be regarded as untrustworthy by some of his associates.
The location indicates the stronger qualities of the Sun. It affords the native an instinctive sense of power, self-confidence and optimism but it also signifies a basic need for exercising tolerance and for maintaining patience with others when they seem to lag behind. He is ambitious, aspiring, and capable of filling positions of authority and responsibility. Although he is fond of exercising his authority and standing on his dignity he can be very generous, magnanimous, affectionate and sympathetic. It is difficult for this person to find serenity in a subordinate position.
Tell him to be very prudent about his egotism and pride for if he lets it reach out of proportion the results will be disastrous. He should be instructed to maintain his basic warmheartedness and to be very affectionate for this will afford him his greatest amount of happiness and satisfaction.
SUN IN LEO
This position of Sun gives the native an instinctive sense of power, self-confidence and optimism. Consequently, there is an inherent need for exercising tolerance and for maintaining patience with others when they seem to falter or fail. He has a strong will with much idealism and considerable dignity but he will need to cultivate a capacity to give and take evenly with others and preserve a sense of proportion.
The exercising of simple kindness and friendliness rather than of ostentatious display will enable him to obtain much more cooperation from others.
SUN IN VIRGO
This location of the Sun, here indicates that the native will acquire his money in a subordinate role where he is responsible to some master. He may also be a manager himself with others under him, but he is still responsible to the executives. Dependability, integrity and a quick mind are the keynotes of the Sun's influence here. The native will approach the affairs of everyday life in a practical and objective manner and his natural desire will be for order, security and material well-being.
You should forewarn this client that difficulties may arise as far as controlling his emotions due to a conflict between impulse and careful, cautious planning. Tell him that if he will only permit his natural powers of sagacity, ingenuity and quick thinking to aid him, he can overcome these problems.
SUN IN LIBRA
The native of this Sun position is very popular and well liked by a wide circle of people. He is affectionate, romantic, fond of company, and he easily makes friends, especially with those of the opposite sex, this location affords him some taste and ability for science and the fine arts, poetry, music or painting and he may excel in one of these fields. The gift of intuition is strong here and when it is properly employed it can enable him to resolve some of the difficulties of life more easily than anticipated.
The Sun is in its sign of fall therefore the native must be admonished not to be over-sensitive to criticism because he will find himself becoming too easily and quickly hurt by what others say and do. He should also be warned that he may encounter a certain amount of indecision and he must be prepared to weigh his possibilities, make a decision and stick by it.
SUN IN SCORPIO
The Sun in this sign increases the vitality, forcefulness and energy of the native yet at the same time it confers a certain degree of aloofness and reserve. Unfortunately this position is unfavorable for health and the native is liable to accidents, illnesses and death corresponding to the nature of Scorpio and its ruler Mars. Death may occur in the family or among close associates. The native here resists outside influences and all changes that do not originate within himself.
Explain to your client that he must exercise a certain degree of tolerance when he comes up against the unwillingness, opposition or interference of others. Tell him that he has a distinct tendency to express the ruthless side of his nature and employ the use of force to obtain his desired results. This will cause him nothing but trouble.
SUN IN SAGITTARIUS
This Sun location shows that the native has a vitality and warmth of nature that will provide help in enduring the varied obstacles of everyday existence. He is good-natured, generous, judicial and impartial. He is naturally religious and sincere and may be very intuitive and mystical. He is completely original in his work and may become an inventor or discoverer and become well known for some special work he has done. He has a tendency to follow more than one occupation or pursuit at a time and he may even change his occupation.
Tell your client that the less favorable trends will occur when irresponsibility is permitted or when he gives way to any form of self-indulgence.
SUN IN CAPRICORN
The native of this Sun location is ambitious and aspiring, and desirous of power and fame and is well suited for leading, commanding and directing others, whether for good or evil. He often turns out to be a prominent figure in his sphere of life, or he may rise in the world and become a celebrity. Sooner or later he will occupy some position of responsibility where he has to guide others.
Tell him that he must cultivate a sense of balance between his inner ambitions and his driving desire to acquire material possessions. Also advise him that it will never be easy for him to express his inner emotions as readily as he wishes. This is simply part of his nature.
SUN IN AQUARIUS
This Sun position shows that the native possesses a certain amount of basic intuition, independence and a creative versatility that can be both a gift and a responsibility depending on how it is used. He is patient and persevering, skillful, humane, intelligent, and may rise considerably in life above the sphere of his birth, mainly by his own efforts.
The native should understand that his capacity to think will be his greatest asset as it will enable him to discriminate both as to what is wisdom and what is knowledge and exactly how to use the faculties of each which he has.
Tell him that there is natural internal conflict between the desire to achieve certain ends and the desire to make certain changes especially where personal relationships are involved. He should strive to achieve a sense of balance.
SUN IN PISCES
This position confers a restless, changeable disposition on the native often too retiring and not sufficiently self-reliant. The native is either quiet and unambitious or if he does acquire great things and positions of influence, he will either not gain by them or he will not retain them. There is a lack of self-initiative and he is greatly influenced by persons and circumstances instead of moulding them to his will.
There is a great need for this native to maintain a reasonable balance of thought and emotion. When personal matters are going astray it is necessary to let his sense of humor aid in easing the pain. This humor will help him in handling the everyday problems caused by the people and affairs he is associated with.
MERCURY IN THE SIGNS
A general review of Mercury's basic characteristics will aid our study. If these do not come to your mind easily it would be wise to refer back to lesson six and refresh your memory. You should automatically think of the intellect and progress when considering Mercury. It exercises influence over all of our mental abilities. It represents our potential knowledge and wisdom. Mercury is the ruler of the signs Gemini and Virgo, it is exalted in the sign Aquarius, has its fall in the sign of Leo and is detrimented in the sign Sagittarius and Pisces.
MERCURY IN ARIES
This position conveys a natural quickness of thought and inspiration on the native. Studies and constructional activities concerning architecture, motoring, bridge and road construction, surveying, aviation and communications favorable occupations to pursue.
One of the major drawbacks of this position is that the native will be a very impulsive person and hence is likely to act without thinking. He is also likely to over-estimate or exaggerate in adding an unconscious coloring to statements. Warn him to stay away from hasty speech and rash projects and always to think carefully before he acts.
MERCURY IN TAURUS
This location gives the native excellent powers of concentration and assimilation even though they may be a little slow. It confers on the native a patient, solid, and painstaking mentality. He has a practical, solid, firm and determined mind, somewhat obstinate and stubborn, inclined to be dogmatic or opinionated. You must tell him that his stubborn nature will cause him considerable grief if he does not attempt to minimize its nature.
He is very inclined to a cheerful, refined, musical nature and he has the gift of discreet silence or very diplomatic speech.
MERCURY IN GEMINI
Mercury posited in the Sign Gemini, bestows, on the native, a mentality of keeness and alertness. The planet is dignified here as it is the natural ruler of the Sign Gemini. The position indicates a natural capacity to follow a variety of studies but you should caution the native to strive for a proper regulation of studies and not to attempt too much.
This placement of Mercury is excellent for the pursuit of purely intellectual studies concerning literature, either prose or poetry. The locality also denotes latent wit and humor, a love of detail, and a fondness for travel and knowledge of the different areas of the world. He has the power of clear-thinking and is generally free from bias.
MERCURY IN CANCER
This combination provides the native with a tenacity of thought and a vivid imagination. Therefore it greatly enhances the direct assimilation of knowledge. The native here has a remarkable ability to understand and see the other side. His mind is of strong sensitiveness with an excellent quality of tolerance.
You must warn him that there can be a very basic lack of logic in his nature and that if he does not modify it he can get tangled up in moodiness and negative viewpoints.
MERCURY IN LEO
The sign Leo is greatly associated with art, education and children. Therefore when Mercury is posited in this sign studies concerning acting, the theater, education and teaching the young, are exceptionally useful. The native is the possessor of a determined, governing, organizing and controlling mind, with the power to take large and extensive views. He also has a high degree of faith and conviction in his noble ideas with a confident intuitive intellect.
Tell your client here that he must be leary of any tendencies toward arrogance and ostentacious behavior because they can retard the mental development.
MERCURY IN VIRGO
This locality of Mercury provides the native with excellent powers of perception, discrimination and investigation.
Mercury is dignified in this sign and so its influence is intensified. This position affords the native versatility and practicality coupled with intuition and an innate love of mystery. He should be warned here, however, that his nature can become very critical and this can cause him a great deal of pain. There is also a tendency toward scepticism.
Mercury in this position defines the native who learns quickly and easily with none of the labored efforts which the average mind encounters when approaching the unknown.
MERCURY IN LIBRA
Mercury is generally well-placed when in Libra depending of course on the aspects involved. It supplies the native with a gentle, refined mentality and a consciousness that is imbued with a natural taste for beauty. The native is endowed with an ability to study the arts more particularly painting, portraiture and color.
The advice you should present to your client here is to strive to maintain a steadfastness, depth, and firmness of mind. This will enable him to form an opinion and then to stay with it avoiding the fickleness of a changing mind.
MERCURY IN SCORPIO
This position yields a native deeply concerned with detail, extremely careful of his health sometimes in a very nervous manner. He has a shrewd, keen, and critical mind, very suspicious and mistrustful. He is very fond of the occult and mystical subjects ever intent on gaining knowledge and mental power which can be acquired only when the senses have been purified.
MERCURY IN SAGITTARIUS
The native of this position is very fond of travel and quite efficient in communicating that which he has seen and thought. He seeks to express his thoughts with decisiveness and impetuosity. This blatant nature may pierce his friends yet he will not realize this and continue along as if no one was hurt. Tell him to be very judicious with his opinions always pondering their effect on others. This impatience of speech may also lead to the unnecessary irritating habit of interrupting people. He should always consider other people's opinions. Mercury is detrimented in this sign and the negative tendencies are stronger.
MERCURY IN CAPRICORN
This combination defines the native who is ambitious and practical, always organizing with a great sense of detail. He is tactful, and suspicious with a highly critical mind, inclined to wallow constantly in discontent although continually meticulous and careful. If the native can keep his mind busy and moving he will tend to have a very patient nature.
MERCURY IN AQUARIUS
This is an excellent position for the study of history, politics and governmental matters, and all that is closely linked with politics. From the psychic viewpoint subjects concerning various forms of metaphysical phenomena, levitation and telepathy will prove very interesting.
This is an exceptionally good position for the study of all sciences. The native has a refined and intuitive mind, faithful and persistent. He has a penetrative and observant nature acutely keen in his assessment of human character. He has a natural love of metaphysics and the humanitarian principles with considerable powers of concentration and abstract thought.
This combination ignites thoughts concerning the maintenance of physical health such as gymnastics and Yoga.
MERCURY IN PISCES
This locality provides the native a mentality that is reflective, creative and intuitive. He has an excellent understanding of all that is mysterious and strange and has much interest in institutional work. Sometimes he will tend to become so emotionally involved with the problems of the world that he will experience severe depression over the sorrows of the world. All matters which concern marine life whether it be deep sea, river or aquarium, or concerning the fish trade could be studied with great advantage.
There is, however, little depth of thought, with the mind being more intuitive than actively intellectual. Mercury is in its detriment here and this must be considered dangerous.
VENUS IN THE TWELVE SIGNS
If you cannot automatically recall the principles which embrace the influence which the planet Venus exerts in the Zodiac it would be wise to go back and review these principles before continuing. Once again the axioms of each planet will soon become a very integral part of your second nature. Venus is the ruler of the Signs Taurus & Libra, it is exalted in the Sign Pisces, has its fall in the Sign Virgo and is detrimented in the Signs Scorpio and Aries.
VENUS IN ARIES
This combination bestows an original and artistic mind on the native. Venus here, tends to soften and restrain the driving impetuosity of Aries, except regarding love affairs where it often produces hasty marriage. The native has an idealistic, imaginative, and affectionate nature. He is very demonstrative and ardent, changeable in feelings and romantic in love. This position gives an ideal love nature where the native is anxious to obtain a mental if not a soul union.
You should caution him here not to let his love emotions run away with him. He should strive to be realistic in his romantic entanglements. Venus is detrimented here and this dangerous influence will undoubtedly trouble him.
VENUS IN TAURUS
This locality supplies the native with very strong feelings and deep emotions. He is a lover of form and is very responsive to physical attractions, more intuitive than intellectual. He is steadfast in his love emotions and is honorable in his love affairs. He is desirous of beautiful surroundings and often makes money through artistic products.
This is one of the signs that Venus rules and so she is dignified here and the influence will be more profound.
Financial interests will play a rather prominent role in the native's life, affecting the decisions and actions more than he may care to admit. This trend of thought will also have some bearing on future plans, hopes, and wishes.
VENUS IN GEMINI
Venus is well placed in the sign Gemini (of course this will fluctuate according with the aspects, to be covered later, of Venus to the other planets) and harmony is the foundation of this placement. The native must be warned however, that there will be times when his restless pursuit of variety will disrupt this harmony. There is a strong indication that one love will not be enough and he must be cautious not to let these desires destroy his happiness. There is also the tendency to pursue a religious or philosophical love life rather than the sensual or worldly.
VENUS IN CANCER
This location will furnish an overly sensitive nature concerning the speech and actions of other people in the environment. He can be more easily hurt by any unkind or thoughtless action than those who are responsible may realize. The position defines a certain fickleness concerning love matters and it suggests some secret love affairs. He will have a definitive love of mystical religion or he may have a partner who is involved to some degree with the occult science.
There is a natural sympathetic nature and a desire to help others; however he is very quick to realize when he is being taken advantage of and abruptly end his concern.
VENUS IN LEO
When the planet Venus is posited here the native tends to have a dramatic streak. In matters of love he will constantly boast about his affairs. In this fashion he can become annoying and he should be advised of this tendency.
Although ostentatious concerning his love world he is very faithful and trustworthy. He is fond of artistic pleasures especially the theatre.
This position unfortunately indicates that he is subject to dishonor through jealousy, or the failure of duty through attachments. Adjugality is the one major goal which he seeks.
He is basically drawn to speculative matters and generally fortunate in speculative ventures. However he must be advised to avoid acting on impulse, he should carefully consider every opportunity before plunging into it.
VENUS IN VIRGO
The native is pure in affection possessing an innate love of chastity. There is an indication that he will be involved in travels abroad in connection with business matters. Unfortunately there is a radiation present which suggests a loss of friends by death.
The native will have a liability to get involved in secret attachments or associations that are private or unknown.
Venus is in its fall in this Sign and hence it will invariably ignite periods of unpleasantness and emotional unhappiness. The native must be of strong character to withstand this disharmony.
VENUS IN LIBRA
The combination confers a peaceful and refined nature on this native. He is very content among others who are fond of the arts and music. The power of intuition is strong and has a decided effect upon decisions concerning the circumstances surrounding his friends. There is an intense inner drive for peace and balance and a deep aversion for violence.
This is a good position for painting and drawing as the Libra attraction towards color can be demonstrated in a practical manner, and directed towards more definite ends. It denotes that there will be a gain of honor or position and social status.
VENUS IN SCORPIO
Venus in Scorpio intensifies the passionate side of nature and because it is detrimented here the undesireable traits have to be considered. One of the main drawbacks here is the jealous nature the native must cope with. If he does not learn to minimize this innate jealousy he can cause problems for himself and his friends. He must also control his passionate instincts because if they are allowed to reach extremes a great deal of trouble and unhappiness can occur.
There is a tendency to overreact to the death of friends and this can cause an intensity of sorrow. The native himself is liable to death by poison or by suicide through passion and unhappy alliances.
VENUS IN SAGITTARIUS
The native is very idealistic especially in matters connected to his love nature. He sometimes finds love when on a journey or in the pursuit of new studies, the love changes as the ideal changes. If he is to find true happiness the native must learn to control the restlessness and changeability of his nature. If he cannot do this he will continually be in a state of confusion very unsure of his ideals.
He can be light-hearted and impressionable, very fond of pleasures and intensely involved in love affairs affecting his honor. He will be involved in powerful friendships with lasting affections. Aside from the negative points, this position can be good and afford him a depth of human feeling, with a willingness to assist others.
VENUS IN CAPRICORN
The native possesses an ambitious love of nature. He is very careful of his honor. He is easily attracted to different people, strange characters and those of doubtful reputations. He should be advised that such associates may have an adverse effect on his character. If he is careful he may gain fame and distinction through the skillful use of his affections.
This desire intensifies the ambition and desire for fine surroundings although there is sometimes a timidity in love and a reserve in the expression of feelings. The combination aids the expressions of the practical, thoughtful and ambitious side of nature. There is a strong degree of affectionate faithfulness and this will not be broken easily. The earlier part of life will be less satisfactory from the affectionate standpoint.
VENUS IN AQUARIUS
The native is extremely fond of mental pursuits and he becomes deeply involved with his friends and in helping others. He is energetically faithful to his friends and he would rather suffer himself than to deceive a friend. On the other hand the native will suffer vivid depression and unhappiness when such an attitude is not returned. He will suffer great disappointment if he is let down by friends. He must be warned about the danger of these periods of obstruction and difficulty concerning his friends.
The capacity for artistic expression is enhanced and, with the proper training, the ability for singing, music and acting can be developed.
VENUS IN PISCES
Venus is exalted when posited in this sign and its radiations signifies a hospitable, sympathetic nature, easily impressed and fond of corrective work in institutions. The native feels strongly attached to persons of a weak or afflicted mind or body. The inner desire for compassion and peace for the world finds its most efficient outlet in helping the poor souls who are suffering.
The nature here is highly emotional and the native often suffers through love as he becomes deeply and emotionally absorbed in his loved ones.
The position indicates some financial gain through the assistance of friends and a very basic and successful intuitive mind in business affairs.
MARS IN THE SIGNS
Remember, before reading any further, that you should review the basic principle of Mars in your mind before continuing. Be honest with yourself and if you can feel any inadequacy at all review lesson 6. Mars is the ruler of the Signs Aries and Scorpio, it is exalted in the Sign Capricorn, has its fall in the Sign Cancer and is detrimented in Taurus and Libra.
MARS IN ARIES
Mars is dignified in this position and its influence is intensified. The locality increases the physical and mental activities of courage, rashness, impetuosity, enthusiasm and adventure. There is a strong impulsive desire in the nature for action and the effect is usually good. He must be advised that mistakes and errors of judgement can occur because of the natural impulse.
There is an indication here that the native will have domestic problems not only with his parents but also with the marital spouse.
MARS IN TAURUS
Mars is detrimented in Taurus therefore the inherent power of the planet is limited and frustrated. This position signifies that at times circumstances will restrict the natural desire for expression and interfere with the personal freedom of action. There will be control problems with the personal temper as the native gives in to impatience, sometimes very unnecessarily, with a subsequent experiencing of friction.
A tragic or unfortunate marriage is indicated and ill-health through a religious fanaticism. If the native can avoid his tendencies toward obstinacy, willfulness and pig-headedness he will be able to contain the negative radiation from Mars in Taurus.
MARS IN GEMINI
The expression of Mars in Gemini is naturally free and if unrestrained shows an expansive line of thought and action which can become diffusive. If the thoughts and actions are directed into planned channels then considerable and even rapid progress will be brought about. The native should strive to control the argumentative side of his nature because if he lets it get beyond control it will cause disputes with just about everyone he comes in contact with.
He has a keen mentality and an acute intellect with strong educational yearnings. He has that incessant Gemini desire to be involved in two love affairs at once and he must exercise great discretion here.
MARS IN CANCER
The native here is very ambitious and industrious but unfortunate and changeable. Although he is domestically amiable he is beset by many worries and sorrows. This is the position of fall for Mars and hence the position is unfavorable. It intensifies the feelings and emotions in an undesirable manner and brings about a disturbing reaction upon family life.
The location postulates many obstructing incidents and a direct holding up of plans and personal activities. Sometimes family obligations can destroy the personal freedom and cause occasional disruptions of domestic affairs. Often his patience will be tested and when delays and unpleasant conditions occur, the added emotional tension can incite a temporary loss of self-control. He should be instructed to cultivate a tenacity of purpose and once he sets a definite objective to stick with it until it is accomplished.
MARS IN LEO
This is an excellent position for Mars as both the planet and the sign are in harmony. This enables a great deal of progress to be made in life providing a reasonable line of thought and action is maintained. If the native permits himself to go to extremes however, difficulties will occur.
The native possesses a speculative nature being fond of the adventure which is involved. He is very passionate in both love and pleasure and has a definite inclination to the study of music.
He must be very careful because there is an intense attraction to gambling and he may ruin his life if he cannot control this tendency.
MARS IN VIRGO
Mars is not well-placed in this position. Although it indicates a blending of physical, mental, and mechanical ability it creates a degree of touchiness and hence the native is easily excited to impulsive and unpremeditated action which disturbs the existing trend of affairs. He should be warned that there is an agrumentative streak in his nature which can cause him problems if it is not regulated. There will be periods of friction and of unhappiness and, at times, a resentment of the calmness and apparent slowness of other people.
The native will be a very energetic worker with a sarcastic nature. He has some attraction to exciting, adventurous and dangerous work.
MARS IN LIBRA
Mars is in the Sign of its detriment here and the radiations from the planet can be very dangerous if the native is not careful. There is a liability towards making unwise associations and ties and since Libra is a sign connected with marriage this position can be productive of unions with unsatisfactory results. Divorces and broken homes can result from this combination. He must employ the balancing influence of Libra in its full potential if he is to belittle the negative influences of Mars in this position.
MARS IN SCORPIO
Mars is dignified in this position and this exerts a positive radiation for the native. He is quick and acute in judgement. He has a designing intellect with an intense devotion to any sort of study which he undertakes. He is indirectly the cause of his own death and there is a liability to a violent end. There is an indication.that he will gain financially through marriage.
Although there is some indication of an impulsive nature he has strong powers of control which help him to steer his actions into channels of benefit. He should be advised that there will be times when difficulties will occur through the jealousy and antagonism of others.
MARS IN SAGITTARIUS
The native here has a very impulsive nature and is sometimes over enthusiastic. He is a very active traveler and presents his political and religious ideas with a tremendous amount of zeal. He can sometimes create bitter strife through this impulsive nature. At times his enthusiasm can become rash and thoughtless and this can create serious problems for him.
This position is favorable for professions connected with the occult arts in which inspirational or prophetic tendencies will bring some degree of success.
MARS IN CAPRICORN
This position indicates that the native will have the capacity to make headway and progress in life and not let obstruction, interference, or jealousy of others prevent him from doing so. However he should be cautioned that there will be times when his zeal will be misunderstood and a certain amount of unpleasantness will be created by other people. Since Mars is exalted in Capricorn the position is very good and will benefit the native. The native is capable of great responsibility and endeavors.
MARS IN AQUARIUS
The native is an intellectual, quick witted and he possesses a scientific mind. He is very interested in humanitarian work and is frequently connected with hospitable activities. He has a natural talent for blending science and philosophy and he's sincere in his religious beliefs. He is fond of working for friends, clubs and groups of people as he desires to put new life into them. He should be warned that sometimes he can cause hostility when he exerts too much effort along these lines.
MARS IN PISCES
This is not a favorable sign at all as it brings many difficulties, emotional upsets and disturbances into the life. There is a liability towards enmity and the native should be forewarned.
The position enhances the capacity for activity and affords the native a confident nature.
There is also a strong indication that the native will find pleasure in psychic pursuits and enjoy occult endeavors.
* Conclusion *
Eventually the knowledge of the meaning of each planet passing through each Sign will become an instinctive part of your nature. From a quick glance at a nativity you will be able to expound on the positive and negative precepts of the planetary aspects contained therein. You must remember that the aspects of the planets will determine if their influence is of positive or negative nature. Aspects will be covered later. All of the characteristics in this lesson as planets pass through the signs are the result of thousands of years of study recording and correcting, thereby producing a high degree of accuracy. Astrology is part of a changing Universe and necessarily changes with the Universe. We keep our course up to date with these changes and through our Alumni associations, we keep our graduates up to date.
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