16 NATAL REPORT FOR BRENDA for you, but the gold at the end of the process is well worth digging for. The ruler of your Sun Sign is Venus in Sagittarius (1° Sag 48') The ruler of your Sun sign is characteristic of your personality: Venus in Sagittarius gives a friendly and affectionate personality. You are demonstrative and direct of expression, charming, and easy-going. You have good intuition. You are inclined to be idealistic in your approach to love, and upbeat about life in general. You enjoy travel and the experience of other points of view, and hearing new languages. There is good luck in finding relationship in your life, as you value openness and friendly intentions, and expect the same of others, which becomes a selffulfilling prophesy to your benefit. You may be changeable in the expression of your affections. The gift of your love is given freely, often to more than one person, which can cause problems with others whose love interest is more fixed and unwavering. Venus in the Eighth House represents a deeply felt connection within you between what you value, affection and intimacy. You naturally benefit from close associations with others, either materially or spiritually. You are likely to be sensual and passionate in relationships, and tend to relate to even casual contacts on a deeper and more personal level. You may also appear friendly and guileless on the surface while acting shrewdly at another more hidden level of your personality. You benefit from curbing the willful expression of your passion and realizing the suffering inherent in any manipulative behavior. You may feel called to express artistically the hidden realms of your being, such as by exploring death and dying or the occult. Your values are subject to continual change as you learn and grow, moving you ever closer to a deeper conception of who you really are, below the surface Mars in square (within 3.2 degrees) with Jupiter The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time. This aspect gives a personality with issues of self-esteem. There is a feeling of expansiveness about you, and abundant energy, but you may bring too much egotism to your encounters with others, especially if there are other challenging aspects to Mars. You have an optimistic nature, and you may therefore have a tendency to push it and take chances or to gamble. You are independent, restless and impulsive, and perhaps need to beware of rash decisions. It is also quite possible that you will seek a literary or artistic outlet for your abundant and restless energy.
17 NATAL REPORT FOR BRENDA Mars in square (within 5.5 degrees) with Saturn The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time. You may be reserved or controlling, and may even appear cruel or manipulating at times. This aspect gives a deepening and concentration, or blockage, in self-confidence and self-expression. The purposeful articulation of your will may be inhibited by subconscious fears, preventing action, and you may appear shy, stiff or awkward, or perhaps self-effacing, or you may overcompensate by attempting to strongly assert yourself, or to seize control of situations. In extreme situations, you may find yourself expressing actual cruelty by the violent imposition of your will or by mental manipulation, or you may experience it from others. In a man's chart there may be symptoms of an exaggerated maleness, such as emotional domination or recklessness. You possess a strong desire for freedom of expression that does not easily find its realization. Your lesson is in striving to overcome your fears of self-expression, and thus come to a better understanding of yourself and others. Mars in square (within 3.8 degrees) with Neptune The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time. This aspect gives an attractive personality with a strong psychic sensitivity and an inclination to mysticism and the arts. You possess a good understanding of and balance between the practical and the ideal. You have a personal magnetism that can strongly influence other people. You are able to create images in the minds of others. You can also seem to be different things to different people, so that your own understanding of who you really are can come into question. You may therefore have issues with selfdeception, or with deception practiced upon you by other people. You can also be vague regarding your own motivation or fall into periods of discontent with life in the material plane. You can benefit from clarifying your aims, and learning to focus your power and become a channel for its higher use in your life and that of society around you. Mars in semi-sextile (within 0.6 degrees) with Pluto The planetary energies attract each other, require effort, allow entry of new information. This aspect gives a personality with a tremendous drive for power and transformation of self. You are strong-willed and you have enormous energy and endurance at your disposal. You may appear timid or unsure of yourself, since the power urge is commonly repressed, but then there is