Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Mercury in Gemini


Mercury in Gemini 
5/21/19  3:52 AM PDT 
Natural Chart / Whole Houses 

Mercury (I Think) 
In a chart, Mercury represents how you process and exchange information.  Mercury rules Gemini / Virgo, is in detriment in Sagittarius / Pisces, exalted in Aquarius, and fall in Leo. 
Keywords: expression, communication, eloquence, flexible, information, intellect, knowledge, learning, logic, messenger, mindful, thoughtful, speech, transportation, movement, clever. 

Gemini (I Think) 

Gemini is an Air / Mutable / Masculine Sign that is ruled by Mercury. 
Keywords: Versatile, adaptable, curious, restless, indecisive, talkative, vacillating, open-minded, perceptive, flighty and sociable.  

Mercury in Gemini (General) 

Mercury in Gemini can translate to I think open-minded thoughts because I am curious about many things and because I have access to so much information my position on different topics is changeable.  Mercury rules Gemini so our minds are in overdrive and cannot seem to slow down. You may jump quickly from one thought or subject to another without finishing your original thought. 

How Mercury in Gemini Affect You 

When Mercury is in Gemini your thoughts are fast, quick, and changeable and where Gemini falls in your chart is what your thoughts will center on. 

  • If your rising sign is Aries, Gemini is your 3rd House. 
  • If your rising sign is Taurus, Gemini is your 2nd House. 
  • If your rising sign is Gemini, Gemini is your 1st House. 
  • If your rising sign is Cancer, Gemini is your 12th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Leo, Gemini is your 11th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Virgo, Gemini is your 10th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Libra, Gemini is your 9th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Scorpio, Gemini is your 8th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Sagittarius, Gemini is your 7th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Capricorn, Gemini is your 6th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Aquarius, Gemini is your 5th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Pisces, Gemini is your 4th House. 

Example 

Mercury in Gemini and the 9th House 

Using the keywords as before, Mercury in Gemini can translate to I think openminded, quick, and vacilating thoughts about my spiritual growth, my dreams, the higher mind, ethics, my education, and long journeys. With Mercury in Gemini and the 9th house you are more talkative and love to have conversations. The drawback here is that you may tend to talk more than you listen which can be off putting to some people. You may decide to start a writing project and while this placement is not good for finishing such a project it is good for gathering your research. 

Carolina Dean

Monday, May 20, 2019

Sun in Gemini


Sun in Gemini 
5/21/19  12:59 AM (PDT) 
Natural Chart / Whole Houses 

The Sun (I AM) 

In a chart, the Sun indicates where you shine. It represents your own ego as well as your approach to self expression and how you realize your self. The Sun rules Leo; is in detriment in Aquarius; exaltation in Aries; and fall in Libra.

Keywords: authority, confidence, creativity, power, ego, father, hope, vitality, potential, dignity, joy, generosity, extravagance, pride, individuality, recognition. 

Gemini (I THINK) 

Gemini is an Air / Mutable / Masculine Sign that is ruled by Mercury. 

Keywords: Versatile, adaptable, curious, restless, indecisive, talkative, vacillating, open-minded, perceptive, flighty and sociable.  

The Sun in Gemini (General) 

When the Sun is in Gemini people are more thoughtful and communicative. The mind is more active and full of many thoughts and ideas. People, in general, want to have more conversations with other people. Since Gemini is ruled by Mercury these conversations can be in person, by snail mail, over the telephone, by text, or by email. People are more curious and interested in many different things and subjects. They may start several projects which they fail to complete. For this reason, it is better to only tackle small, relatively easy goals to complete rather than long term goals. 

How the Sun in Gemini Affect You 

The Sun (I am ) in Gemini (I think) translates to I am thoughtful. We can add other keywords to this sentence to expand on it such as I am thoughtful, curious and indecisive. The house where Gemini falls in your Natal Chart is what you are thoughtful about. 


  • If your rising sign is Aries, Gemini is your 3rd House. 
  • If your rising sign is Taurus, Gemini is your 2nd House. 
  • If your rising sign is Gemini, Gemini is your 1st House. 
  • If your rising sign is Cancer, Gemini is your 12th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Leo, Gemini is your 11th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Virgo, Gemini is your 10th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Libra, Gemini is your 9th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Scorpio, Gemini is your 8th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Sagittarius, Gemini is your 7th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Capricorn, Gemini is your 6th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Aquarius, Gemini is your 5th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Pisces, Gemini is your 4th House. 


Example 

The Sun in Gemini and the 9th House 

Using our keyword system this placement would translate to I am thoughtful, restless, and curious about my spiritual growth, dreams, higher ethics, education, and long journeys.  You might be interested in other people, other cultures, and other lands. You want to expand your mind but there is so much information out there it may feel like it's too much to absorb all at once and it may not hold your attention. Rather than the small details of any matter, you're more interested in the big picture. 

You can expand on this sentence by looking for any aspects between the Sun and other planets both in the transit chart as well as aspects to your natal chart. 

Carolina Dean 

Friday, May 17, 2019

Full Moon in Scorpio


Full Moon in Cancer
5/18/19  2:11 PM 
Natural Chart / Whole Houses

A Full Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon occupy the same degree of opposite signs of the zodiac.  As you can see from the chart above, the Moon is at 27 degrees Scorpio and the Sun is at 27 degrees Taurus forming an opposition creating a dynamic of challenging one another; something is being split or divided.  

The Big Picture 

Taurus is all about me. My money, my possessions, my values. Scorpio is about us. Our money, our possessions, our values.  So there is a dynamic here of being torn between what is mine and what is ours. We can see this energy play out on a grand scale by watching the news, looking at our newsfeeds on social media, and listening to the people around us. 

As I write this blog entry, the big newsstory right now is the passing of sweeping legislation in various states, most notably Alabama,  that ban abortions after a heartbeat is detected and imposes severe punishments on the woman who have them. So we can see the dynamic of my values vs. our values; or the rights of the individual vs. the rights of the collective. 

The Personal Touch 

To understand how the Full Moon in Scorpio affects us on a personal level we would look to see where Scorpio and Taurus falls in our natal charts. For example 27 degrees Scorpio in my Natal Chart falls in my first house and 27 degrees Taurus falls in my 7th house. These houses rule over the self and one's relationships respectively.  Therefore, for me, I may feel torn between my own needs as a person and the needs of my partners in business, friendships, or relationships. The Full moon also makes a sextile to my natal Jupiter can indicate a desire to make new friends and have more fun. However, it also makes a conjunction to my natal Neptune making me vulnerable to deception by others. 

In addition, whereas a new moon brings news beginnings and opportunities, the full moon brings ending and completion. In some cases, a Full Moon can act like the sun and illuminate the house where it falls. Again, Scorpio falls in my 7th house and so a full moon in the 7th house can also indicate evaluating your relationship with another person in business or love. This could indicate the end of such a relationship or taking it to a new level. You may even step back a little to allow your partner to shine brighter or to be more attentive to their needs.  

Where does the Full Moon in Scorpio fall in your chart and how will it manifest for you?

Carolina Dean 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Mars in Cancer


Mars in Cancer 
5/15/19  8:09 PM (PDT) 
Natural Chart / Whole Houses 

Mars (I act) 

In a chart, Mars indicates your drive and energy. It rules Aries, is in detriment in Libra, exalted in Capricorn and fall in Cancer. 


Keywords: action, aggression, lust, anger, assertiveness, masculinity, passion, energy, strength, conquest, drive, impatience, willpower, sex, sexuality, desire, courage, restlessness and vigor. 

Cancer (I Feel) 

Cancer is a Water Sign / Cardinal / Feminine (Passive Sign) ruled by the Moon 

Keywords: moody, romantic, mothering receptive, security domestic, the past, lazy, empathic, sympathetic, sensitive, nurturing emotional, homebody 

Mars in Cancer (General) 

When Mars (I act) is in Cancer (I feel) people are more apt to act on their feelings.  Since Cancer is aligned with the fourth house in the natural chart it can mean rebellion against your parents (the mother particularly, or mother figures), accidents at home are more likley, and a sense of cabin fever. The House where Mars falls in your Natal Chart represents the area of life where you are likely to act on your feelings. 

  • If your rising sign is Aries, Cancer is your 4th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Taurus, Cancer is your 3rd House. 
  • If your rising sign is Gemini, Cancer is your 2nd House. 
  • If your rising sign is Cancer, Cancer is your 1st House. 
  • If your rising sign is Leo, Cancer is your 12th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Virgo, Cancer is your 11th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Libra, Cancer is your 10th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Scorpio, Cancer is your 9th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Sagittarius, Cancer is your 8th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Capricorn, Cancer is your 7th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Aquarius, Cancer is your 6th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Pisces, Cancer is your 5th House. 

Example 

Mars in Cancer in the 9th House 

Mars (I act) in Cancer (I feel) in the 9th house of spirituality and growth can indicate acting on feelings about philosophy, religion, higher ethics and travel. Mars in Cancer and the 9th house can manifest as a restless desire to to get away, to travel, to explore. If physical travel is not a possibility, then you may explore new people, ideas, and/or cultures in your head. At any rate, sticking to your normal routine can result in restlessness and frustration. This is a good time to learn a new skill or take a class about something that is of interest to you. 


Venus in Taurus


Venus in Taurus 
5/15/19 2:45 AM (PDT)
Natural Chart / Whole Houses 

Venus (I Love) 

In a chart, Venus indicates what you are attracted to and what you attract to yourself.  Venus rules Libra and Taurus; is in detriment in Aries and Scorpio, is exalted in Pisces, and fall in Virgo. See essential dignity
Keywords: adaptable, harmony, affectionate, artistic, beauty, attraction, charm, connection, femininity, glamour, intimacy, love, pleasure, seduction, social ease and vanity.

Taurus (I Have) 
Taurus is an Earth / Fixed / Passive (Feminine) sign Ruled by Venus. 
Keywords: patient, consistency, predictable, steady, materialistic, passive, dependable, comfort, value, sensual, and laid back. 
Venus in Taurus (General) 

Venus (I love) in Taurus (I have) translate to I love to have. The house where Taurus falls in your chart will give an indication of exactly what it is you love to have. For instance, Taurus falls in the second house in the natural chart and so, generally speaking, people love to have nice things, things that are beautiful, things that are of value (such as beautiful works of art, or simply money itself).

How Venus in Taurus Affects You
A planet, such as Venuss, describes a specific type of energy. In the case of Venus it is the energy of love. The sign that it occupies indicates how that energy manifests and the house that that sign falls in your natal chart will give an indication of the area of life that will be affected.   
In order to determine the house that Mars in Taurus is transiting you look at your birth chart and determine what house aligns with Taurus. For example. 

  • If your rising sign is Aries, Taurus is your 2nd House. 
  • If your rising sign is Taurus, Taurus is your 1st House. 
  • If your rising sign is Gemini, Taurus is your 12th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Cancer, Taurus is your 11th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Leo, Taurus is your 10th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Virgo, Taurus is your 9th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Libra, Taurus is your 8th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Scorpio, Taurus is your 7th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Sagittarius, Taurus is your 6th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Capricorn, Taurus is your 5th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Aquarius, Taurus is your 4th House. 
  • If your rising sign is Pisces, Taurus is your 3rd House. 
Example 

Venus in Taurus and the 7th House 

Venus (I love) in Taurus (I Have) in the 7th House of relationships translates to I love to have relationships. Because Venus is said to rule Taurus, it is more empowered in this postion so the urge to be in a relationship can be stronger. You are more patient, sensual, and dependable so relationships that you are already in can improve and reach a new level of commitment and intimacy. If you are single it is possible that you meet a special someone during this time. Because Taurus is fond of comfort and beauty, a person's physical appearance may be more important to you know than usual. Not only do you want a commitment now but you are also ready for it as well.   

If you look at the chart above, you'll see that Venus (I love) is also 3 degrees away from Uranus (I rebel) making this an applying conjunction. This would translate to I love to rebel in relationships. This can be an indication of meeting someone who is unusual, or against your usual type or beinig in an unconventional relationship.  

Carolina Dean 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Delineating a Natal Chart Part Two

In part one of this of blog post, I gave a method of delineating a birth, or natal chart. Before reading any further you may want to go back and read that post again. 

The Chart 



The Interpretation

At the time of the native’s birth, the Sun was in Leo, which would be the native’s Sun-Sign. However, many factors go into the delineation of a natal chart and this report doesn’t solely rely on the placement of his Sun but also the placement of the other planets and other factors as well such as aspects, or relationships, between planets. The archetypical Leo is someone who radiates self-confidence and who likes to be the center of attention. The native thinks big, is ambitious, short-tempered, affectionate, and is fond of sports and/or drama. He is sociable, charming and a natural salesman or negotiator. While he is naturally confident and a born leader, he may need some experience in life before he grows into his talents and gifts.

With Aquarius rising, the native presents himself as someone who is independent, fun-loving, original and creative. He is often friendly with others, yet impersonal, preferring to keep them at a distance. As he grows older, the native will shift from seeking out the limelight of being on the center stage of life and will desire to be more modest and avoid any undue attention. With the chart ruler, Uranus, in the 3rd house the native is likely to be versatile, curious, chatty, restless, active, and lighthearted. He is deeply interested in, almost fascinated by, other people and may be prone to “people-watching”. He enjoys small talk with others as a means of studying and understanding human thought and behavior.

With an abundance of planets in his Eastern and Southern hemispheres, the native is a natural leader and self-starter who is self-motivated and ambitious. He is career oriented and seeks fame or recognition for his work without which he may not find satisfaction. The native will do well in any career which will take advantage of his deep desire to uncover hidden truths. The native has an intuitive business acumen and will be able to use his intuition to make money and attract wealth but may find that it often slips through his hands. He is idealistic about money in general and, for him, money often comes and goes easily. The native is often prone to giving his own money to humanitarian causes at the expense of his own wants and needs.

With Mercury in the 8th House, the native has a sharp, analytical mind and a fondness for reading and writing. He has a strong concern for justice and a love of philosophy, religion, and higher education. The native has an intuitive interest in psychology as well as a strong empathy for others. He is blessed with an unconscious understanding of the motivations of others and a desire to help those who are less fortunate. The native has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge from which he forms his moral code or standard by which he defines his life. With Chiron, the wounded healer, in the 2nd house the native has an extreme interest for balance and may struggle with defining his values in general due to a disparity between his ideals and reality. The native must learn to better define his own values and understand that there are other perspectives and that they are as valid as his own.

The native has a sensitive, emotional nature. He is tender-hearted and cannot bear to see anyone or anything hurt or treated poorly. The native has a love of animals and may form deep bonds with pets and other small animals. Drama tugs at his heartstrings and he is apt to cry at the drop of a hat. The native is compassionate, understanding, emphatic and easily hurt. On the plus side, the native has an active imagination but can also get lost in his own daydreams and/or creative process. With the Moon in the 2nd house, the native has a strong need for monetary security in order to have and hold on to a sense of stability. He likes to surround himself with beautiful things and things of value. He may also be deeply touched by music or art. The native is deeply sensitive and romantic. He is both popular and self-confident. Strong, capable and loyal people are often drawn to him. 

The native, in turn, often seeks to know and get close to people are important and influential in order to advance his sense of justice. With Scorpio in the 10th house, he is a revolutionary interested in transformation or reform with a goal of equality for all. The native’s social and romantic involvements are often entwined with his work or career. He will enjoy a harmonious work environment. The native is aggressive in his pursuit of forming relations with others of both a business or personal nature. He enjoys working with others but is also highly competitive. In life, the native will need to learn to exercise more humility, tact, and diplomacy.

The Sun in the 7th house empowers the native through his relationships. The native constantly feels the need to have a partner in life, someone without whom he cannot get by. With Mars opposite his ascendant, he is quite attractive and others will compete for his attention. For him relationships will begin and end quickly. Marriage is important to his success in life. With Venus in the 6th house he may marry a co-worker. His partner is likely to have a dominating personality and will guide him through his own shortcomings and allow him to have more success and attainment in life. 

With the South Node in the first house, the native was born with a tendency towards self-reliance-- depending on himself, his appearance, and personality, at the expense of his relationships. The North Node in the 7th house indicates his soul mission in this life is to find true partnership with others. The dynamic of me vs. we or appearance vs. reality will be a strong theme throughout his life. With an abundance of planets in the 3rd quadrant, the native lives to become more aware of others apart from himself. In life, the native will feel the urge to seek out meaningful relationships.

Carolina Dean 

Monday, May 13, 2019

How to Delineate a Natal Chart Part 1


Let me begin this post by stating that, just like other processes such as cooking, drawing, or skinning cats, there is more than one way to delineate a chart. What follows is what I have developed through my own course of study and what works for me. 

To delineate a chart, means to describe or portray it in a precise manner. So what I am going to show you is the process by which I describe a person based on their natal chart. First we begin with the chart itself. In order to obtain a natal chart you will need to know the date, time and place of birth for the individual concern. Once you have this information, you can plug the data into a free online program such as astro.com Again, each astrologer has their own preferences, I use the whole house system.   



Here is our sample chart before hand. 



Diagraming the Chart 

Once I have the chart in hand, I start the process of diagramming it, that is, setting up the chart in order to write in all my notes. I usually start in the center of the chart and work my way outwards. You can do this in any order that you like and skip any steps that don't speak to you. I, myself, do not always include each step listed below but am including them here for the beginner. 

  1. Start by coloring in the signs with their corresponding elemental color (red for fire signs, green for earth signs, yellow for air signs, and blue for water signs). This is helpful when interpreting placements (planets in signs and houses) 
  2. Write in the quality for each sign (cardinal, fixed, mutable) 
  3. Draw the symbol for the planetary ruler of each sign next to each sign. This helps you to recognize when a planet is in a sign that it rules, or is in mutual reception. 
  4. Draw a small circle divided into 4 sections in the top right portion of the page. Make a note of how the planets are dispersed in the chart. 
  5. On the lower right side there is a small chart showing the number of planets in the elements and qualities. I usually write the correct number over the planetary symbols and add up the rows and columns. I usually only count the planets and only consider the AC and MC when I need to "break a tie" or shift the balance between plants when they are too even. 
  6. In the column listing the planets and signs, determine the essential dignity of each planet. 
  7. Divide the front of the page into 11 sections as equally as possible. You will want one section across the top of the page, five sections on the left side of the page and another five on the right side of the page. These sections are for writing your notes about the Ascendant and Chart Ruler (top section) and the ten planets in the signs and houses. 
  8. List the planets in the signs and houses in the sections and then write up your initial notes in these spaces. These are just notes and initial impressions that you will expand on when you start to write your delineation. 
  9. Flip the page over and then divide it into six sections: 1) Hemispheres and Quadrants 2) Elements and Qualities 3) Chiron 4) the Angular Houses 5) Tightest Aspects* and 6) the North and South Nodes. 
  10. When you are done, write your notes about these placements in the spaces that you have created. 
Other things you will want to take into account include empty houses (look to the sign on the house), the Oriental Planet, the Succedent and Cadent Houses, and the Rulers of the Houses as well. When you are done, your pages should look something like this. 


Front View 


Rear View 


Beginning Your Interpretation 

As you write your initial notes your subconscious is already looking for patterns among the data that you are collecting and recording. This information will filter through your subconscious into your consciousness and you will begin to form your own impression about the nature and character of the person who's chart you are interpreting.  

The next step, however, is beginning the process of organizing and refining the data that we have collected. To do this, you will want to divide each piece of data into one of seven sections. They are:

  1. Personality and Character 
  2. Emotions 
  3. Love & Relationships 
  4. Home & Childhood 
  5. Travel & Higher Ideals 
  6. Sex & Sexuality 
  7. Work & Career 
You may find it helpful to assign a different color to each of the seven categories and use a highlighter or colored pencil to highlight each individual piece of data with its corresponding color.  Then you will group all the data corresponding to each category/color together in one paragraph.  Finally, you will edit and refine the information that you have collected and gathered together and blend it into a clear, concise astrological interpretation. This process is called astrological synthesis.  

In part two of this subject, I will share with you my final delineation of the chart used in this example. 


Carolina Dean 

* To help determine the tightest aspect at astro.com, go down to the section titled Display and Calculation Options and set the orb to 10 percent. Record the tightest hard aspect and the tightest soft aspect.