Our fourth experiment has concluded. Here is the fifth experiment, which again depends on your comments for its success.
The chart below is submitted by Jo Dufranes.
Please post, as a comment, an initial outline interpretation at the very top level. This should be around 3-10 paragraphs with, for example:
- What is your intuitive reaction to the chart overall – chart image, shaping, direction?
- What key features might you expect to be of major significance for this person?
- What sort of issues might be arising for the person at this point in their lives?
Others may comment on your interpretation, or produce their own.
The idea is to give us all a bit of practice and to give outsiders some idea of the astrological psychology interpretation process – indeed they can submit their own data and see their own chart and the initial reaction of practitioners and students.
Please submit further chart(s), or birth data, to firstname.lastname@example.org for the next chart. This can be one you are studying, or your own, or an interesting example you have come across.
What is your intuitive reaction to the chart overall – chart image, shaping, direction?
This person has a deep and abiding love of exquisite intuition and is very matter of fact about how to use it, studying themselves and others over decades. Most likely makes a living with intuition and/or deep questioning, possibly, an Artist, Psychologist, Tarot Reader, Astrologer, and/or Social Worker as they very well may be a true Polymath — opposition of Taurus Moon to Venus~Neptune in 2nd House Scorpio
This person is most likely very Scorpionic, having a deep well to draw upon… like chthonic numinous it you kind of depths, the whole of the Yin-Yang orbiting within them as a resonant power plant to fuel their deep dives and expansive reaches. They fly as high as they go deep.
What key features might you expect to be of major significance for this person?
Their respectability for their established clarity of vision like a Heartfelt Hierophant who has integrated experience into wisdom they can use wise in time in the moment, and aren’t afraid in the least to be silent for a long period before they clearly respond — trine of Taurus Moon and 4th House Capricorn Saturn.
What sort of issues might be arising for the person at this point in their lives?
Their Saturn Return is amplifying their Saturn~Pluto square, and with the general kite present in the Natal Chart, and if I was doing an Astro reading for this person (who I’m now fairly certain is a Psychologist with intensely creative hobbies and interests) layer in Natal Chiron and current transits. Depending on how this person handled their Chiron Return will drive the tenor of how their Saturn Return presented, is presenting, or already. I give the Saturn Return that range in this Natal Chart as they are Sagittarius. And, Sagittarius are wonderfully notorious for leaning deep into their experiences WHILE they are occurring at a higher octave, being churned up in self-destructive behavior at the lower levels is not having come to terms with themself yet.
If this person navigated their Chiron Return like thick and epic Self-poetry, they may about to be or just recently have launched a grand project or system.
If this person blithely and blindly stumbled through their Chiron Return, they are most likely in, or about to be in rehab… and, I hope not worse than that.
~ Jordan Hoggard
ADD NOde conjunct ASC in orb of less than 7 degrees. Was this person “born ready”?
Whilst it’s good to see this Chart in Focus has attracted another more traditional approach to charts and interpretation (thank you Jordan) a significant feature of the Huber Method and approach is to keep things simple. So here is my take on this chart:
1) Intuitive reaction – image/shaping/direction.
A swing boat, hanging garden chair, hanging planter for flowers suspended by the Moon, which sits very lonely on the “You” side of the chart while all the other planets are “carried” in the other hemisphere. That Moon takes on a lot – all comers. It acts like a fulcrum in the 7th House and may feel quite vulnerable at times. Overall shaping of the chart is Fixed, but with a strong undertone of flexibility. Maybe the person swings (like a swingboat) between two modes of behaving – fixed and steady v. flexible and changeable? The direction of the chart is predominantly horizontal, adding to the Moon’s accessbility to others – the drive towards contact is strong but maybe on his/her own terms? This person will need “me” time and space – the vertical linear trune between Sun/Jupiter and Uranus would have to activated to help here.
2) Key features of major significance.
The large Kite aspect pattern dominates, suggesting creative ability which would probably engage strong emotional/feeling responses from the individual as just because this person is simply a good listener. People with Kites can be notoriously lazy or not use their inherent talents – I’d expect this to come up in consultation if I were working with this person. This a very blue chart – does she/he find it easier to stay laid back and not be proactive? It is harder to get going/be productive? Maybe easier to stay with the status quo and not make waves?
3) Issues around at this time of life.
Age Point has recently been conjunct Uranus in 11th House – a wake up time? The start of major changes? Maybe a very big wake up as Uranus is trine Sun conjunct Jupiter. It’s a linear aspect. The person is likely to have felt restless, maybe even out on a limb or out of synch with where they are now and what kind of person they want to be – visions of a “new me”? But trines, big as changes and ideas might be about changes that could be made, also tend to be lazy, so engaging with the red aspects in the chart and putting them to work would be an important option to consider if they were truly willing to make changes.
Much appreciated, Joyce. And, thanks for the smile with the Huber Method keeping it more simple than my People In A Room Astrology, call it traditional, though why am I smiling. Our posts look to be to the word within the range of a 1/2 paragraph or so the same length. I resonated with how you read the Chart as it embraces a poetic in your expression that aligns and drives you reading to be both evocative and clear at once.
I rather resonate that between the two of us we had a complete reading worthwhile and providing value to Jo.
Thank you Joyce and Jordan for commenting on my chart. I just want to add a couple of my own comments to show how right you were.
Q1: As Jordan points out I am interested in all the things he mentions. I wanted to be a painter when I was a teenager but my parents wanted me to have a “proper” job, so I had to drop that. Then I decided to become a psychologist, but I did not have the grades to get in (which were higher than for a medical degree) so that was out of the question as well. So I ended up as a language teacher instead. Also, as Joyce points out, my drive towards contact is strong and I need “me” time. My work is emotionally demanding so “me” time is very important to me.
Q2: Very true, I have had a lot of interests over the years, perhaps too many, everything from playing instruments, dancing, handicraft, languages, gardening, computing, martial arts, singing, travelling, yoga, meditation, philosophy etc. The problem is that I like to be active and try out new things, to the annoyance of my family sometimes 🙂
Q3: I have recently taken up astrology, which has been on my bucket list for a long time. I especially like the idea of Astrological Psychology because then I can combine my two biggest interests, Psychology and Astrology. Maybe that is the “new me”. We’ll see….the future will tell. Thank you again for commenting!
You’re welcome, Jo. Excellent feedback from my off the cuff remarks. Much appreciated. Astrological Psychology, Tarot Psychology, Psychology. I think what’s happening these days is that insurance companies have play the liability game with EnO Insurance (Errors and Omissions) to their advantage to over-regulate things… take for instance, I’m also an Architect — now not practicing.. and Oh Boy the insurance bill every month, and I’d NEVER had to go to court for cause… quite the contrary, I was also hired as an Expert Witness in Bullding Code, Zoning, and Special Regulatory mediation proceedings. the “are you licensed?” game to their advantage and not to advance the profession they regulate. Like the DSM in Psychology. Don’t read it if you are a hypochondriac, when in reality its purpose is simply to be a relatively comprehensive insurance coding manual.
I go into all this as Psychology as well, when licensed… “This blog post does not constitute treatment or the establishment of Therapist-Client relationship disclaimer.” That we have to say, “Caution, coffee is hot.” Really? I was born in the morning 10:36a to be exact, though not yesterday morning. “Of course the coffee’s hot. I like it that way.” “Caution, coffee is iced, please make another selection” would be a more apt warning from my perspective.
Then, to go into Counseling as a Therapist or Psychologist… oh wait, or as as an Astrologer, as a Tarot Reader… will that require licensure? They all orbit around the same concepts: relationships. Yes, that’s vague, though I’ve known people who’ve quit their therapist to go with their Tarot Reader or Asrtologer. Of course they weren’t psychotic/etc, so danger to Self or Others wasn’t a factor, so it worked out great.
I think there can be trickiness to titling what you do if you are not a Psychologist, though heck, my massage therapist makes my muscle memories more healthy. To me it’s about crafting what you do, and then navigating the regulatory rocks in the river so to speak. Like many jurisdictions require Tarot readers to expressly state, “For entertainment purposes only.” Nope, not gonna do it. Wouldn’t be prudent at this juncture… because it’s not 1066, it’s 2020.
I say go for it, Jo. There’s a lot of goody of substance in the description you expressed. That’s some clay worth crafting into a wonderful vessel to embrace what you really feel to do.