21 NATAL REPORT FOR MARY confusion, which may lead to your depending too much on the strength of another person. You benefit from developing a more discriminating attitude toward relationships generally and more confidence in the value of your own process. Venus in inconjunct (within 1.9 degrees) with Pluto The planetary energies do not flow smoothly, one or the other predominates; discrimination must be employed. 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 rewards to be gained in this area. You can become involved in power struggles with partners, or act in a manipulative way towards other people, which problems are made more poignant since you also may have a compulsion to be liked by others. You have simultaneously an attraction toward close involvement with another person, together with fears regarding such involvements. There are some extreme difficulties to be worked out in these areas, which may lead you to a painful re-examination of your goals. Wisdom is required in the way you handle close relationships, in order to transform the partnership energy into a growing and conscious act of sharing. Mars in bi-quintile (within 1.0 degrees) with Jupiter The planetary energies are positively linked, subtle, and spiritual in dimension. This aspect gives a personality strong in selfesteem. There is expansiveness and abundant energy, and usually there is good luck with the material side of life. You have an optimistic nature, and love freedom and independence. You are fond of sports, travel and political or religious activities. You are proud and honorable in your dealings with your fellow man, and enjoy being helpful. Mars in bi-quintile (within 0.8 degrees) with Uranus The planetary energies are positively linked, subtle, and spiritual in dimension. This aspect gives an individual with an original and eccentric mind, whose intuition is strong. You are likely to have your own unique code of ethics. Your basis for action derives from a sense of high ideals, rather than from mere egotism. You are creative and may find an outlet in artistic pursuits. Change and variety excite you. Your mutability and urge for change may lead you into non-traditional areas. You are a free spirit, whose goal in life is in bringing new ideas into being.
22 NATAL REPORT FOR MARY Mars in trine (within 4.4 degrees) with Neptune The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial. 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 are very creative, and also very tolerant and understanding. You are likely to be quite sensitive to the needs of others, and may have the talent of a natural healer. 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 opposition (within 5.3 degrees) with Pluto The planetary energies are polarized; outer events stimulate their interaction; integration is the challenge. This aspect gives a personality with a tremendous drive for power and transformation of self. You are strong-willed almost to the point of ruthlessness, 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 the potential for sudden bursts of anger due to the repressed emotion finally exploding to the surface. You may also have feelings of insecurity that are compensated for by being overly forceful, acting compulsively or even becoming obsessive about achieving your will. In a more positive manifestation, you can exhibit a dedication to higher ideals and a willingness to be a channel for healing yourself and society. The challenge is movement away from feelings of insecurity and resulting separateness and loneliness, toward a better acceptance of other's needs and opinions in order to generate wholeness, forgiveness towards self and others, and a new and better sense of self-worth. Saturn in sextile (within 2.8 degrees) with Neptune The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections. This combination gives a clear thinking and discriminating personality. Saturn brings an extremely practical dimension to the visionary idealism of Neptune. You are responsible, compassionate, and take social issues very seriously. You may have a musical career or achieve much in the helping professions. You may suffer confusion in your life regarding restrictions imposed upon you,