6 NATAL REPORT FOR BRENDA Aries Rising The Rising Sign is the mask shown to others, also the physical appearance. Aries Rising people are energetic, forceful and outgoing. With Aries on the first House Cusp, you have a so-called "natural" chart, where the signs and the house cusps correspond. Things flow therefore more easily for you in your life, and in your work, the product of your interaction with other people. Your ruling planet is Mars, and you are good at getting things done, although you make a better starter than finisher. As a builder, in the first rush of spring, you are the 'headstrong' pioneering type, who is likely to rush into things before reflecting. You have great vitality and need to be physically active. You have a strong will, and may try to dominate other people, until you learn to be more subtle at getting your way. You also have an acute need for love and affection. You benefit from self-discipline, in order to channel your abundant energy more constructively. Sun in strong opposition (within 0.3 degrees) with Ascendant The planetary energies are polarized; outer events stimulate their interaction; integration is the challenge. This aspect between the Sun and Ascendant gives a strong-willed and generous personality. You are dramatic and assertive, also creative, self-confident and more than a bit self-indulgent. Like Leo rising people you expect to be the center of attention, and often are. You also have great energy, courage and honesty and are very proud. Your challenge is to become more aware of yourself; to refrain from arrogance and egotism, and rather to develop humility and compassion, and to learn detachment in the gift of your affections. Moon in strong sextile (within 2.4 degrees) with Ascendant The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections. This aspect between the Moon and Ascendant gives a nurturing and protective personality. You are subtle in your actions, rather than direct, and are likely to reflect the moods of those around you. Your sense of security and your home are important to you. You have a habit of moodiness, with your emotions frequently changing, and are also drawn to seeking emotional contact with others. You tend to relate well emotionally with other people. You also may find yourself reacting instinctually rather than consciously to a given situation, and you can therefore benefit from shedding the light of conscious reason on your habitual patterns, and working toward greater focus on your true individual goals.
7 NATAL REPORT FOR BRENDA Chiron in strong square (within 0.3 degrees) with Ascendant The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time. With this aspect between Chiron and the Ascendant in your chart you are likely to experience painful realizations throughout your own life and have the ability to heal others as well. Chiron is called "the wounded healer" because it represents the archetype of imperfection and loss which when integrated leads to compassion and understanding of others' suffering. The empathy and the understanding that are gained through life's trials provide the ability to serve as a helper and a healer for others. You are more invested in this archetype than most, since Chiron is in a powerful connection with your rising point, symbolizing the self that you present to the world, esoterically your true self. You have probably experienced pain and frustration related to your selfconcept, or there could have been trauma in your early years concerning parental protection which may have been withdrawn too suddenly or misapplied, or perhaps similar issues with your peers. These early experiences may have made it hard to accept the love of others in your adult life. It is good to make the effort to connect yourself consciously with any painful events that may be buried in your unconscious, so that these will no longer have so much power over you. Since you have a great deal compassion and empathy for others you are likely to be someone with career possibilities in the helping professions. You may strongly desire to help other people, and yet be unable to give them the full benefit of your higher self. It is good to integrate your past experiences, no matter how painful they may have been, and no matter how painful these feelings continue to be for you in adult life. When you have made a solid transition from existing in a divided state to a more balanced and integrated whole, you can be of much more actual service to other people, since you are more available to yourself. Venus in sesquiquadrate (within 0.2 degrees) with Ascendant Ruler of sun sign - sun's ruler The planetary energies conflict in determined subtle tension; control is required. This aspect gives a warm-hearted, affectionate and perhaps manipulative personality. You are cheerful, charming and likable. You are sensitive, with an inclination for artistic pursuits and refined surroundings, and you may possess considerable talent for the arts, especially music and dance. Relationships are important to you. You are inclined to reach out to other people, and may work even harder to charm them when they do not respond as you wish. You are firmly in contact with what you want and you are likely to be quite successful at getting it. With your