Family Astrology

There are quite few common astrological combinations that are often found within families. They form an astrological structure as well as special relations between the family members. These family astrological combinations usually hold a karmatic meaning.

A ruling planet –

All family member will have, in this constelation, the same planet as a ruling or dominant planet in their charts. For example, an uranian family may have an aquarius dad, a mom with uranus as the ruling planet of her chart, one child with uranus on 1st house and one child with aquarius moon. The meaning is that this family was blessed with an uranian energy – they will be freedom loving people, keen to the new, considered somewhat weird as a family. Maybe they will have an unusual way of living, habits or relationships.

same sign kids –

Two, three or more children with same sun sign. The sunsign could be a telltale for the whole family energy: for example, taurus kids will indicate a country life and a tendency for foods: this family likes going on picnics, make food and eat, and induldge in the good life.

parent’s sun = child’s moon –

In this case, child will “take on” one of the parents’ sun sign and “embrace” it as his own moon sign. This kind of energy usually indicates a special connection between this parent and that child. Even if not shown, they may have a very strong understanding of each other and expresses each of other’s needs (unless other planets are opposing each other)

6-8 relationships –

With this constellation, a child’s sun sign would be placed on the 6th or 8th house from their parents sun sign. For example: a Capricorn parent with a Leo child or with a Gemini child. A Cancer parent with a Saggitarius or Aquarius child. And so on. This one considers to be a karmatic relationship, too: it usually forms a relationship in which both sides learn an important lesson about themselves thanks to the other.


What happens to Natal Chart when moving Abroad

Iy might be very surprising but Natal Chart changes along with its owner’s moving to other place than were born. When people move in the same neighborhood or even city, nothing really happens because coordinates remain the same as original ones.But when moving to another country, usually coordinates change in a way that an adjustment to the Natal Chart is needed.

How can a Natal Chart be changed?

Actually Natal Chart can not change. It remains the same throughout the whole life. But when moving, an adjustment to the Natal Chart has to be made so that a new chart is being drawn. this new chart won’t replace the old Natal one; it is only a new, additional chart to be taken into account when calculating personal transits and forecasts.

How to calculate your new Natal Chart

Calculating the new Natal Chart is easy. All you need to do is put the new coordinates instead of the old ones. If working with a making a chart program, just choose the new location instead of the old one. For example, I have moved from Israel to Snata Fe, NM so instead of putting Tel Aviv in the birth place field, I put Santa Fe.

You would also want to change your hour of birth. this is a bit more complicated – you need to substruct or add to the hour you were born in, according to the geographical relations between the place you had been born and the new place were you have moved to. For example, if time in Israel on my birth was 00:25 and I moved to Santa fe then i substract from my birth time 8 hours; because time gap between Israel and Santa Fe is -8. Make sure to take into account any saving time methods that were presence in your birth place during your birth.

How to read the new Natal Chart

Reading new Natal Chart is similar to reading the old chart, the original one, only here you read it in addition to the old one. usually the only thing that is being changed after the chart time ad place shift, is the Ascendant or AC (Rising Sign), and the position of planets in houses. That means that Any major or small planets aspecting you natal planets are still relevant when reading your own chart only now you also need to take into account any aspects being made to your new AC. Plus, since planets in houses have changed, the aspects affect also the new houses where plants are present, not only the old houes.

Vocations, Occupations, Institutions and Industries according to Planets, Signs and Houses

Aries and 1st House: Army (with Capricorn), Acrobatics, Start Up, Pioneering,

Taurus and 2nd House: Modelling, Business world, Gardening, Interior Design, Engineering, Dancing (with Leo and Pisces),

Gemini and 3rd House: Traveling Agencies, Teaching, Communication, Press, Marketing, Salesmen, Cars,  Architecture (with Capricorn), Elementary School, Tennis, Painting, Drawing, Piano Playing,

Cancer and 4th House: Social Work, Kindergarden,

Leo and 5th House: Stage, Theater, Dancing (with Pisces and Taurus), Nightlife, Business World,

Virgo and 6th House: Editing, Literature,

Scorpio and 8th House: BDSM, Investigations, Mines, Tourism,

Sagittarius and 9th House: Advertisement, Publishing, Racing, Sports, Football, Team sports, Universities and Academia,

Capricorn and 10th House: Business world, Soil and Earth industries, ground research, Architecture (with Gemini), Cosmetics (with Pisces), Army (with Aries)

Aquarius and 11th House: Science, Community, Volunteering and Volunteering organizations, Research, Internet, Astrology,

Pisces and 12th House: Fashion world and Design, Cosmetics (with Capricorn), Film and movies, Religion, Health and care, Hospitals, Jail, Poetry,

The six / twelve Astrology Axes

Another important element to interpret in an astrological chart, especially Natal Charts, Solar Returns and Progression Charts, is the axis element. There are 6 axes in astrology – six, because the chart is a wheel divided into 12 houses, each house a piece, just like a cake, and the axis involves 2 oppositional signs and houses. Astrology presents us with 64 different options, for in each chart houses fall on different signs. here is a classic example, when houses and signs match:

chart wheel with axises

but most astrology charts present combinations of houses and signs: Libra on the first house, Gemini on 8th house atc.

The astrological axes are only 6, though, and in order to use it in reading you will have to combine their meanings, in case they fall on different houses and signs: that is, when signs don’t match their natural house. The natural position of the houses and signs is as seen at the drawing above, with each sign and house matches the opposition sign and house in the chart wheel:

Houses 1-7 : Aries-Libra

Houses 2-8 : Taurus-Scorpio

Houses 3-9 : Gemini-Sagittarius

Houses 4-10 : Cancer-Capricorn

Houses 5-11 : Leo-Aquarius

Houses 6-12 : Virgo-Pisces

and all matches their natural astrological positions (Aries first, Taurus second atc.)

In an Astrological Chart, we might want to understand the meaning of an axis when interpreting prominent planets, angular points and other elements. for example one can not understand  the Nodes (Mean Node and True Node) without understanding the axis they sit on. It is also hard to interpret oppositions without having a sufficient understanding of the axis the opposition partakes.

Meanings of the different Axes in Astrology Chart

The 1-7 axis, or the Aries-Libra axis, is all about I am:

Me, as a person: my needs, ambitions, drives and boundaries, represented by Aries and the 1st house, VS including others in my scheme: significant others and just “others” with their needs, ambitions, drives and boundaries, represented by Libra and the 7th house.

The 2-8 axis, or the Taurus-Scorpio axis, is all about I have:

Talents and abilities I have and how I’m supporting myself, represented by Taurus and 2nd house, VS others’ resources and talents: heritages, inheritances, genes, karma that goes with me everywhere and other legacies I’ve got from home and early family – represented by Scorpio and 8th house.

The 3-9 axis, or the Gemini-Sagittarius axis, is all about I’m aware:

Available Ideas and possibilities i can reach and options my mind can grasp, represented by Gemini and 3rd house, VS expanding my awareness, widening my view and acknowledge possibilities, beliefs, experiences that  are “out there” beyond my immediate understanding.

The 4-10 axis or the Cancer-Capricorn axis is all about I generate/get:

Having emotional and personal impact on those i love and using bonding to get things, represented by Cancer and 4th house, VS generating my own means and relying on status to get things, represented by Capricorn and 10th house.

The 5-11 axis or the Leo-Aquarius axis is all about I can/influence:

Do, achieve, become, develop myself and influence others near me, represented by Leo and the 5th house, VS spread my influence further reaching groups of people and make a change in the world, represented by Aquarius and 11th house.

The 6-12 axis or the Virgo-Pisces axis is all about I know:

I know and  map the world around me through facts, personal experience and analyses, represented by Virgo and the 6th house, VS I process things intuitively, relying on general truths, common knowledge and others’ experiences and beyond myself experiences of this world, represented by Pisces and 12th house.

How to interpret combined axes in personal charts

Combining 2 elements is the difficult task  when doing Astrology reading and charts analysis. for example having somebody’s South Node falling on their 5th house in Sagittarius. In order to interpret the combination of 5th and Sagittarius, to figure their South Node meaning, you will need to combine 5th house axis meaning with Sagittarius axis meaning, like this:

5th house axis is about I can/influence: Do, achieve, become, develop myself and influence others near me. Sagittarius axis is about I’m aware: expanding my awareness, widening my view and acknowledge possibilities, beliefs, experiences that  are “out there” beyond my immediate understanding. The combination of the two gives us I influence through awareness or I’m aware through influence. Because we’re interpreting South Node (natural, intuitive skills, strategies and experiences the individual posses) we can conclude that as a child and as a default strategy in life, the Chart’s owner uses their authority over others to gain wider understanding and that major awareness events in their life were connected to their learning their own power over others.  We can also conclude that Chart’s owner is familiar with “changing” identities as a mean of gaining more awareness: that is, they are experienced with playing with their image and gaining wider awareness through it . Having in mind other aspects of the chart, this aspect may indicate either a manipulative tendency, a “chameleon” type or the need of others presence (friends, groups) to gain  knowledge about my self – that is, a somewhat very friendly person.

We use the same method to interpret the other side of the axis, this time, the True Node: we conclude that having True Node in 11th house and Gemini axis gives us a person who their learned experiences, challenging strategy and main lesson is to learn how to use what they already know in order to contribute others. This may indicate a person who needs to be more aware of their uniqueness and to understand that their experiences in this life are something others can learn from. If the context of the reading is professional, it may tell a career in  coaching (if other aspects support) or in lecturing that will be beneficial for the chart’s owner. If the context is spiritual then it tells being more personal in their interactions with other or being more interactive from the first place.

Like everything else in Astrology, things depend very much on other supportive elements and aspects of the chart.

Being a Capricorn: being fully and uniquely YOU


Continuing the Saturn investigations, I’ve been closely examined some Capricorns. What I have found amazing about Capricorn sun sign is the fact they know they are one of a kind. Basically each of us is one of a kind – each of us has a unique combination of qualities and defects, abilities and flaws that are uniquely theirs. But only Capricorns are basically quite fully aware or their own unique combinations and actually live according to it. they don’t get themselves into things they are not positive to be good at, and they put themselves strongly into what they can do and what they are good at. They apply this attitude to basically everything, including work, relationships, and even the ways they manage their everyday recourses.

Fact is, a person can not be aware of who they are unless they know themselves. Knowing yourself means knowing also what is you and what is not you: where you came from, how your origins affect you, where you want to be and who you want to be, who you already are, what are the things you can change in yourself and what you can’t change. Knowing all these things means knowing who you are, also means being aware you are one of a kind, which also means, hopefully, understanding that if you are one of a kind you have the burden and the chance to be fully who you meant to be, in this world.
So Capricorn is, basically, a sign of a burden and a chance, at the same time, of being who you are fully (or using what you have fully). Those of you who know the 10th house meaning and the meanings of Saturn know that both these elements represent something similar as well: th 10th house is who you come to be, while Saturn is what restricts you and also what teaches you your most important lessons in life (here you can read some more about Saturn and how it works within our charts and life).


Capricorn astrology compatibility

That’s why Capricorns are always such important people in our lives. They show us a way to fulfill our potentials by giving an example of how they do it themselves. If you examine closely a capricorn’s life you can see they usually smartly use whatever resources they have and juggle nicely between them, in a way that helps them maintain all their resources at hand reach and gain more and more resources. Even a poor and inadequate Capricorns show this ability / quality as their lives getting more and more restricting for them.
When Capricorns feel wealthy they like to match with partners who have qualities as a Leo, Taurus, Libra, and sometimes Cancer or Aries.
A partner with Leo qualities is a confident and proud partner, someone who knows their worth and needs recognition for what and who they are. A partner with Taurus qualities is a stable and reliable partner that likes to maintain and preserve what they have and what and who they are. A Taurus partner is a partner of loyalty – not only to their spouse but to their personality, tradition, past and also dreams and fears as well. A partner with Cancer qualities is somewhat the same, only a Cancer partner is also dramatic and moody sometimes, and likes to rely on Capricorns, take care of them and share their private and fantasy worlds. Cancers as Capricorns are aware of who they are and what they have, therefore in astrology this combination considers to be on the positive side. Aries people are great achievers and like being admired and looked upon, therefore are suitable partners for Capricorns who feel capable.

Inadequate Capricorns or Capricorns who are lacking luck or in a somewhat low in wealth period would match with partners who have qualities as a Pisces, Cancer, Virgo, and people they can use no matter their sun or other influential signs on their map (for example, people who socially have higher position then theirs, or are richer).

A partner with Pisces qualities is a giving and self effacing partner that would give themselves to Capricorns for the sake of “Togetherness”. A Cancer partner can be somewhat the same. A Virgo tend to be devoted and in the service of the Capricorn, too.

What does Saturn, the great tutor, teach us?


These days are Capricorns’ birthdays, so I’d like to dedicate this post to Saturn, Capricorn’s ruler in astrology. I’d like to focus on the tricky idea of Saturn as “the great tutor” – it’s astrological nickname nowadays.

I’ve been trying to figure Saturn since the beginning of this millennium. Back then, I had him visiting my 1st house, not nataly but as a Gemini: all Geminies had Saturn in the 1st cause Saturn was moving into Gemini and stayed there for about 2.5 years.

Nowadays, for Geminies, Saturn is dealing with our everyday, habits, work, health and service house – the 6th.

What are you, Saturn?

Saturn is the restrictions and hardship planet. It relates in astrology to “heavy” stuff: duty, obligations, restrictions, inhibitions, guilt and outside limits, but it also forms the ability of one to work and build for oneself, to plan ahead and to form something in one’s life.  Before the concept of Saturn as a tutor, it’s being experienced personally and interpreted astrologically as a giver of restrictions and hardships.

The “new age” attitude puts Saturn, along with Chiron, as some kind of “chance givers” – when we are being forced to deal with those two planets (either in their placements in our personal natal chart or in their transits into the signs and houses)we get an “opportunity”: Saturn gives the opportunity to know ourselves and our limits (as “doing inner work” and “digging inside our real abilities and karma and self” knowing) while Chiron gives the opportunity for “healing” (in quite the same “spiritually-development” ways).

Neither of these concepts is the whole truth. Saturn is neither the chance giver only nor the great hardship pusher only. It’s not a nice opportunity to get rid of unusefull things we cling on to but it’s also not the planet of the ever lasting debt. It’s both, and it is also a great tutor, as long as one knows the limits of the “lessons” they are going through.

Saturn carnations in History of Astrology

Actually, if we think of Saturn “image” or “persona”, we see, that until the new age it was perceived by astrologers as some really scary monster (this link is to David Bowie song scary monsters – Bowie is a Capricorn and a very interesting saturanian figure) or as a planet of duty, debt and heavy responsibilities, including the “debt” humanity owes to god as the giver of life, therefore it was also connected with death, as well as marriage, the church, high status, the law. Judaism, the first religion from which Christianity and Islam were derived, is also known to be under the mark of Saturn and the sign of Capricorn. During the last decades, Saturn have become the “great tutor”, as part of a general approach of converting “hardships” forced from the skies (i.e., Christian and religious concepts) into “privilege” of learning and knowing something about ourselves (i.e., new age perceptions, self-development and spiritual concepts).

from being the evil, even devilish face of astrology, Saturn has become some tough but yet nice guy: a guy that all we need to do in order to be able to deal with it is accepting his authority upon us – sort of like a father figure. But here lies the great mistake and misunderstanding of the great tutor. This authority is tricky, deceiving and sometimes even leading astray: the lessons Saturn wants to teach us is not the lesson of authority but the lesson of knowing our limits from within. Its not “what is it in our lives that limits or restrict us” – its “how we negotiate it and manage through it” and “where are our inner limits and inhibitions lie”. The negotiation itself and the knowing of the whereabouts of our limits are both the lessons of Saturn. Some of us need to learn to demand our most basic rights, while others need to learn not to force their own will upon others, or to take into account also other’s rights and wills.

What can we learn from Saturn?

So the Saturn way in our lives is the way of a real tutor – a one that knows just how much he doesn’t know. A real tutor knows there’s nothing he can teach his students or practitioners – all they have to know, they must learn themselves. The real tutor, therefore, ask questions without knowing the answers. Not like a quiz or a trivia game, where there is 1 possible answer to any given question, the answers to the questions and dilemmas we face while Saturn is involved in our lives are many, and the right answer is the one suits most to our resources: our character, abilities, limits, restrictions, atc. In order to measure all our resources correctly we need to be realistic and to know ourselves, without fear and without wishful thinking. Those areas (measurement, resources, realism, fear and disillusion) are all being ruled by Saturn. This is his harsh realism and those are the “lessons” we learn throughout our lives.

Example of the influences of Saturn position in Natal Chart: Saturn in the 7th house

The place (house and sign) where Saturn is presence in your natal chart is where you will feel this need, force, tendency or obsession the most. Another option for the function of Saturn in the natal chart is the function of guilt. Again, depending on the placement of Saturn (house and sign) it will indicate the areas in life where you tend to feel guilty and where guilt, over-responsibility and doubts are most common, sometimes leaving you too overwhelmed with burden and therefore unable to act.

For example: Saturn in 7th house in Scorpio will make you super aware of the give-and-take aspects of every partnership, including love relations. You might have a constant feeling of being used by others or using others, and you are always aware of your part in the process of bonding. Or, you are very much aware of the realistic limitations that connect or separate you from others: you never find yourself being carried away as you always aware of Everything.

Such position of Saturn in Scorpio in the 7th house may also indicate a person who aims to a very deep and meaningful bonding in partnerships, and at the same time seeing every restriction that holds him from being able to create such bonding. The result, many times, is difficulties in relationships, especially deep and meaningful relationships. Even people who are happily married may feel with this position restricted by, and very much obliged to, their deep and meaningful relationships.

something nice for dessert: Jack Sparrow as a Saturn-Mercury combination

One very nice example of what I was pointing here about Saturn is the Johnny depp role as Captain Jack Sparrow in “Pirate of the Caribbeans”. Jack always negotiates his position and always tries to take, have and posses more then he gives. He always tries, quite blatantly, to maintain an upper-hand position. He doesn’t care destroying others lives to maintain his own privileges. And quite often, he pays a heavy price for that – including in his own life (the 2nd movie).

Jack is also quite a mercurial type: he talks himself out of almost every situation and improvises his escaping routs . “does he plan it all in advance or does he improvise?” – the navy commander asks the navy captain when, again, Jack escapes under their nose in a brilliant spontaneous and non predicted act. it’s a good question:  it seems as if in Sparrow’s case, as in some of the Capricorns and other Saturenian types, the plan is to improvise, and the improvisation is well planed. This is also the tense between both signs and planets – Gemini-mercury and Capricorn-Saturn: the former always has a plan, the latter never has a plan, it only improvises.

Johnny depp himself is a Gemini sun (ruled by mercury) with Capricorn moon (ruled by Saturn) so this role represents his main natal planets very well.

Oppositions in astrology


Because of the either-or neither-nor nature of the opposition, it’s hard to solve it. You can’t integrate the two opposed elements into one distinctive and dominant energy. You can’t dismiss one of them completely. Theres not much you can do, besides being very much aware of the power of the opposition itself. It is very much an illusion, and should be treated as illusions, delusion or deceit: with lots of suspicious respect. “I don’t believe it, though I know the impact it has upon me” – that’s what you should tell yourself when dealing with opposition influence if you find this influence hard and complicating. But many times an opposition integrates well in the personality and is not experienced as a problem at all.

Opposition, so they say, is one of the hardest aspects found in natal charts.

Oppositions may appear in Synastry also but their meaning is different.

In a Natal Chart, Opposition is possible as long as planets occupy the houses on both sides of the chart: east-west or north-south. The reason, of course, is that two planets need to have a 180° angle between them in order to form the opposition aspect.

(by the way, in case you were wondering: the angles – 180° (opposition), 60° (trine), 90° (square), 120° (sextile) atc – are measured from the center of the chart, i.e. planet earth. Meaning a square (90°), for example, between Chiron and sun, for example, is formed when both chiron and the sun forms a 90° angle accordance the center of the chart)

What I have found is that the opposition itself, such as many other aspects in astrology, is not necessarily hard. It depends very much on balancing agents, or other aspects and planets on the chart.

First, charts which are loaded with oppositions tend to be harder for the person then one single opposition. It’s almost like the person has developed a special sensitivity to conflicts and dichotomy and have become throughout life very touchy to every situation or feeling involves one of these characteristics: conflict and/or dichotomy. That’s because of the nature of the opposition aspect/s: it makes an either-or neither-nor attitude and finally, an either-or neither-nor reality and mental environment.

Usually, charts with no oppositions at all are more likely to have conjunctions, which are aspects that are experienced as much more natural and less conflictual then the opposition (and the square), even though they might cause troubles as much.

Opposition considers an external angle, meaning it’s energy is being direct outwards. It is the most outwards-oriented angle; therefore it’s hard influence, if there is any, is not being accumulated within the person but rather manifests itself in the open – either in actions, reactions or external dialogue. Finally, It says to sooth and ease the personality and moderate the energy of both planets involved.

Because of the either-or neither-nor nature of the opposition, it’s hard to solve it. You can’t integrate the two opposed elements into one distinctive and dominant energy. You can’t dismiss one of them completely. Theres not much you can do, besides being very much aware of the power of the opposition itself. It is very much an illusion, and should be treated as illusions, delusion or deceit: with lots of suspicious respect. “I don’t believe it, though I know the impact it has upon me” – that’s what you should tell yourself when dealing with opposition influence if you find this influence hard and complicating. But many times an opposition integrates well in the personality and is not experienced as a problem at all.

The problem, as I wrote previously, is when one has lots of oppositions. It’s sort of like there is no “neutral” consciousness to say “I don’t believe it” or “I do/dont want it” – all of it is blurred and fogged by the many oppositions influence.

What Aspects in the Natal Chart are favorable for studying Astrology


well this is my new blog. I’m very much into astrology since my late childhood but for the last 2 years I’ve been taking it much more seriously and started learning and practicing astrology.

Astrology is all about discovering and learning.

In the natal chart, some of the more favorable aspects for astrology are these (I have all of them):

Some intellectual planets in the 8th house (Uranus is the most favorable, Mercury is good too);

Moon in Aquarius;

Virgo or Chiron qualities and emphasis (Aspects).

All these aspects are good for every kind of learning, inquiring and investigating, but specifically to Astrology – and specifically the combination of the three.

Why is that?

Traditionally, Uranian (Uranus-related) and Aquarian (Aquarius-related) aspects are linked with Astrology, because of the vast and also deep grasp of Uranus and it’s useful detachment. Also the “flashes” of knowledge related to Aquarius-Uranus are actually this deep, vast, detached comprehension: the ability to see something from afar, to see it thoroughly and to be fully aware of other aspects as well (unlike Virgo or Chiron-like aspects, that limits the preciseness to small details without seeing the big picture).

The Chiron-Virgo aspects contribute to the preciseness needed in studying astrology.  Here I have an interesting example: many Pisces, for instance, are keen to Astrology. Most of them love the intuition needed for understanding astrology and the spiritual practice itself. But few of them actually stick to it for the long run. The reason is the Pisces-Virgo axis: while Pisces are being impressed and “feel” things around then (people, ideas, moods, theories) – Virgo “learns”: methodically, systematically and thoroughly. It doesn’t mean Virgos know more then Pisces do – it only means they know it more skillfully. so all you Pisceans, don’t give up – just stick to it even when it appears full of details and almost no “gut feelings” at all.

And about the 8th house – it’s the investigation house, the one that shows were one tends to deepen their interest, curiosity and also some of their libidinal energy. Not only where but also how. Presence of  “intellectual” planets, such as Mercury and Uranus, emphasis the tendency to do the 8th house work in an intellectual, investigative and analytical way, which contributes to the studying process itself.