8 PERSONALITY REPORT FOR ELISABETH with the past in some way, because the sign of Cancer is the sign of nurturing, protecting, sustaining, and is strongly tied to the past, and Karma. You are probably the type who can be happy for hours in an antique store. Cancer people tend to collect the residue of past experience and hold onto it, as a coloration of their present activities, leading to instinctual action. You can benefit from shedding the light of conscious reason on your habitual patterns, and focusing on your true goals. Saturn in strong sextile (within 1.2 degrees) with Ascendant Focal planet of planetary pattern The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections. This aspect gives a deepening and concentration of the self-expression. You are serious about your responsibilities, and possess good executive abilities. You are also ambitious and are likely to make your mark on the world. There may also be a barrier between you and your self-realization, so that your true feelings are denied outlet, or you may have a sense of rejection or lack of love in your life, leading to a subconscious desire for recognition. Your lesson in all this may be to deepen and particularize the knowledge of who you really are, make contact with your own inner significance, and learn to love yourself. Uranus in strong square (within 1.7 degrees) with Ascendant The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time. This aspect gives an eccentric and strongwilled individual. You are an original and independent thinker with an active, scientific mind, futuristic in outlook, and you are capable of bringing new ideas into being. You are inclined to be reckless, and periodically start over in your life, completely eliminating previous foundations. Because you are unpredictable at times, it can be hard for others to be comfortable with you. You are inclined to be nervous and impatient, or to shy away from commitment and responsibility. You can be determined to get your own way, and love freedom from conventionality. You are likely to rebel against the norm, or conflict with others in this area. You can benefit from trying to control your energetic and visionary impulses in order to make these more concretely available in your own life, and in the life of society around you. Sun in bi-quintile (within 0.4 degrees) with Ascendant The planetary energies are positively linked, subtle, and spiritual in dimension. This aspect between the Sun and the Ascendant gives a strong-willed and generous
9 PERSONALITY REPORT FOR ELISABETH personality. You are dramatic and assertive, also creative, self-confident and perhaps a bit self-indulgent. Like Leo rising people you expect to be the center of attention, and often are. You have great energy, courage and honesty and are likely to be a natural leader. You can also be inclined to rest on your laurels, relying on your charisma to get you through, rather than spurring yourself on to action. Your challenge is to actualize your great potential. Mars in inconjunct (within 3.3 degrees) with Ascendant The planetary energies do not flow smoothly, one or the other predominates; discrimination must be employed. This aspect gives a rash personality with a quick temper. You lack patience and tend to be argumentative. You are restless and have a forceful drive, which can lead you to accomplish great things, if properly harnessed. You are likely to possess a wiry and spare physique. You are also excitable, tend to run risks, and can be opinionated. You are daring and have great physical vitality and stamina. You can definitely "hold your own" in a dispute. You are sometimes hard to talk with, seeming to take your own position at the expense of others, and you should beware of abrasive behavior towards them, such as bragging or pushing yourself too much. You usually mean well, and need to temper your physical drive with calmness and judgment. Chiron in weak square (within 7.8 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.