24 NATAL REPORT FOR HELEN receive in your employment. You are susceptible to suggestion, and you may have a tendency to avoid responsibility. There may have been difficulties or confusion in your early years, especially with regard to your parents. The image that you have of your parents may change as you mature. In vocation, you must learn to clarify your goals. You will not be content with an ordinary job, but must seek out some career that is a real calling. At your best you express the societal ideals of brother- and sisterhood and find a spiritual joy in your work. Sun in weak conjunction (within 10.6 degrees) with Mercury The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets. This conjunction gives a person who values mental pursuits highly. Your logical and communicative abilities are excellent. You are quick-witted and glib, and can also be nervous and high-strung, or perhaps stubborn and difficult to shake from your opinions. You are an independent thinker with your own way of looking at things, and may be inspired and even visionary in your outlook. Although you value your mind, when the Sun and Mercury are quite close to each other, within a degree or so, you may be more inclined to take a broad view of life's activities and not consider things from a strictly mental orientation. Sun in weak square (within 9.9 degrees) with Pluto The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time. This aspect gives a willful personality with a focus on being recognized and admired. You like to get your way; you have strong desires, and are single-minded about pursuing them. You also have a powerful urge toward selftransformation, and you may go through many changes in your life. You are not shy about expressing your beliefs, and you may even feel a compulsion toward self-assertion or self-aggrandizement. You also tend to champion the underdog, and react strongly to social injustice. In relationships, you tend to become intensely involved quickly, and stay absorbed in the relationship as long as it lasts. There may be underlying feelings of insecurity leading to your rather selfcentered and ego oriented behavior. These feelings must be explored more consciously, or else they will continue to haunt you from beneath your level of awareness. Such an exploration can be incredibly rewarding for you, and should be quite possible, for you have tremendous powers of regeneration and rebirth. When you learn to train your considerable energy on these socially oriented as well as personal goals, you can become a focal point for the transformation of society itself.
25 NATAL REPORT FOR HELEN Mercury in weak conjunction (within 7.0 degrees) with Venus The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets. This aspect gives a charming manner and an idealistic philosophy. You are friendly and sociable, with a strong leaning toward the artistic and beautiful side of life. You may have marked artistic abilities. You have a youthful attitude, and tend to like young people. You like to dress attractively, although not necessarily expensively, and are for the most part cheerful and optimistic. You are likely to have a pleasant speaking or singing voice, and express yourself well in speech or writing. You also can be extremely persuasive in a quiet way. Mercury in weak square (within 7.0 degrees) with Jupiter The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time. This aspect gives a talkative and clever personality. You are also somewhat scattered. You are optimistic and may tend to exaggerate at times. You may be superficial, or changeable, or you may be too quick to judge others. Opportunities may be lost through lack of an ability to focus. You may be rash of speech. You also should beware of a tendency to be self-centered or conceited. You are fond of travel, intellectually enthusiastic and make a good teacher. Mercury in weak trine (within 8.0 degrees) with Saturn The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial. This aspect gives a profound mentality, deepening and concentrating your mind and your powers of speech and communication. You are shrewd in business, and are adaptable to a variety of professions. You like to do things by the book. Long hours of concentration could produce in you a brilliant scholar, or a star of the legal profession. You may feel a sense of isolation and loneliness in your life. Your lesson is to learn faith and to cultivate a positive attitude toward your mental process, restructuring that process along more personal and less rigid lines. Venus in weak square (within 6.3 degrees) with Pluto The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time. This aspect gives a magnetic personality with a focus on forming close emotional attachments. You are charismatic and intense, and seek to break through any barriers to close interpersonal relationships, although you may be difficult to satisfy emotionally. You may experience misfortune in marriage and partnerships, but there are also great