24 NATAL REPORT FOR BRENDA quite interested in the occult, or other hidden and potentially taboo areas of thought. You can also be compulsively attached to your communication or the results of your mental process, so that there is a danger that you may feel yourself to be correct in what you say in spite of what others may think. You can be a great source of inspiration when you use your powers of insight and expression responsibly, enabling you to share your gift with humanity. Mercury in quintile (within 0.6 degrees) with Chiron The planetary energies are positively linked, subtle, and spiritual in dimension. With this placement you may exhibit difficulties in communication or in how you express your ideas. There may be painful realizations in your background in connection with how you expressed yourself while a youngster. Stuttering is one possible manifestation of this type of influence. You probably experienced a wounding in your earliest exploration with other youngsters, possibly siblings. With this placement you are clever, yet there is blocking and frustration, until you begin to gain more conscious understanding of the ways in which you have been wounded, and also unconsciously wounded others. You also have a sharp and very intuitive mind. When you begin the process of transforming your painful memories into clear pictures with less emotion attached to them, you'll discover healing energy within your own psyche, and for your communication with others as well. Venus in semi-sextile (within 0.1 degrees) with Uranus The planetary energies attract each other, require effort, allow entry of new information. This aspect gives an individual who is independent and original in the expression of social activities and in relationships. You are enthusiastic socially and are attracted to the stimulation and excitement of new contacts. You may also be quite unpredictable at times, making it hard for others to get along with you. You are likely to have difficulty, for example, in settling down with one person in a romantic partnership. You may appear to be immature, or self-centered, or lacking in interest in the other person's welfare, although you are also highly idealistic and humane in your outlook. You are unconventional in your attitudes and occupy yourself with multiple interests and explorations. You can benefit from attempting to bring a steady and consistent focus to your many interests and activities. Venus in sesquiquadrate (within 0.4 degrees) with Chiron The planetary energies conflict in determined subtle tension; control is required.
25 NATAL REPORT FOR BRENDA This combination gives a personality that experiences difficulties with relationships. You are likely to have had painful experiences surrounding marriage and intimate partnerships, but there are also great rewards to be gained in this area. You are drawn to relationship at the same time that you fear it, so that you may also have a strong focus on forming close emotional attachments. You may have had early childhood experiences that made it hard to accept the love of others in your adult life. With these distractions, you also 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 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. Once you have begun to integrate these painful feelings consciously, and shed the baggage of earlier frustrations, you can be a more fully participating partner to others, and be more of help to them as well. Jupiter in opposition (within 2.3 degrees) with Saturn The planetary energies are polarized; outer events stimulate their interaction; integration is the challenge. This aspect gives a serious and conscientious personality but one that may be impractical. You are motivated to achieve success, but you are likely to run into some self-imposed barriers on the road to achieving it. There is a gap between your ambition and what you actually accomplish. You tend not to be content with the extent of your responsibilities until you have taken on too much, leading to the problem of actually fulfilling these obligations. You also may have too limited and narrow a view of your potential, so that you aim too low, and garner less than you are capable of. This could lead to problems with your material well-being, or with being too cautious and thrifty for your own good. You can benefit from cultivating a more giving and generous attitude, greater contentment with your present resources, and trying for a better balance between dreams and reality. Jupiter in trine (within 3.7 degrees) with Pluto The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial. This combination gives a positive and determined personality, with an ability to develop your powers to the fullest. You are inclined to transform yourself in the course of a lifetime. You have good judgment, and a constant sense of what is important to you. Your focus is excellent, and you make a good leader because of it. You work well in the area of interpersonal relationships, although you should beware of a tendency to dominate others. You may be interested in the occult, or possess the powers of a healer or mystic. Your best use of your powers of focus and self-