PLANETS: Forcefield

Moon: Fluctuation, Emotionality, Response
Mercury: Communications, Mentality, Transport
Venus: Harmony, Love, Beauty
Sun: Power, Vitality, Self-Expression
Mars: Energy, Heat, Activation
Jupiter: Expansion, Optimism, Preservation
Saturn: Limitation, Constriction, Foundation
Uranus: Unexpected, Sudden, Disruptive Change
Neptune: Nebulousness, Impressionability, Inspiration
Pluto: Renewal, Regeneration, Elimination

SIGNS: Filter

Aries: I am (horns of a ram)
Taurus: I have (horns of a bull)
Gemini: I think (the twins)
Cancer: I feel (claws of a crab)
Leo: I will (tail of a lion)
Virgo: I analyze (symbol of a virgin)
Libra: I balance (the scales)
Scorpio: I desire (scorpion stinger)
Sagittarius: I aspire (archer’s arrow)
Capricorn: I use (sea goat)
Aquarius: I know (lines of astral current)
Pisces: I believe (the fish)

HOUSES: Where?

First: Personality; Body; Outlook
Second: Money; Resources; Memory Tract
Third: Siblings; Short Journeys; Communication
Fourth: Mother; Emotional Home; End of Things
Fifth: Love; Creativity; Children
Sixth: Service; Sickness; Servants
Seventh: Partnerships; Open Enemies; Marriage
Eighth: Death; Inheritances; Mystical/Astral
Ninth: Long Journeys; Higher Education; Spirituality
Tenth: Profession/Dharma; Father; Authority Figures
Eleventh: Friends; Aspirations; Groups
Twelfth: Self-Help; Self-Undoing; Hidden Things/Places; Secrets




Cardinal – active; starter; awakening
Fixed – internal; reflective; observing
Mutable – adaptable; fluctuating; shifting


1st – root – Saturn
Aquarius (m)/Capricorn(f)

2nd – creative – Jupiter

3rd – power – Mars

4th – heart – Venus

5th – throat – Mercury

6th – 3rd eye – Sun/Moon

Knowing Your Own Chart

Planets = Energy; Drive
Signs = Filter; How
Houses = Where

Your Sun Sign: _____________________

Your Moon Sign: ____________________

Your ASC/Rising Sign:_________________

Ruler of Your Chart: __________________
(planet that rules the sign of your first house/ASC)

Your Star of Destiny: _________________
(planet that rules your sun sign)

Your Mercury: ______________________


Individual karma, lower half chart
Group karma, upper half chart
External manifestation, right side chart
Internal manifestation, left side chart


Moon: 28 days
Mercury: 88 days
Venus: 224 ½ days
Sun: 365 ½ days
Mars: 1 yr, 322 days
Jupiter: 12 years
Saturn: 29 ½ years
Uranus: 84 years
Neptune: 165 years
Pluto: 248 years


Sun – Sunday
Moon – Monday
Mars – Tuesday
Mercury – Wednesday
Jupiter – Thursday
Venus – Friday
Saturn – Saturday


Thumb – Symbol of God – Divine energy; will power.
Index – Jupiter – Ego personality; subconscious mind; expansion.
Center – Saturn – Heavy, stabilizing forces; most karmic of energies.
Ring – Sun – Strength of the individual
Little – Mercury – Intellect/mind


Conjunction / Power
Square / Disruption
Opposition / Opposing
Trine / Luck
Sextile / Opportunity
Inconjunct / Stress
Semi-Square / Challenges
Sesquiquadrate / Unites With


Void of Course moon (delays, false starts, not a time to make decisions, sign contracts; good for things you want to have to “re-do”:

Great all-purpose website with write-ups on the houses, planets, signs, etc.:

Once you’ve done some studying . . . . (scholarly) (totally irreverent and fun)

Excellent daily/weekly/monthly forecasts: (Susan Miller)

Pluto into Capricorn:
(Jan-Feb 2008 issue, “Dear Kriyananda”)

Chiron (search site):

Article on mid-life transits:

Recommended reading:
The Wisdom and Way of Astrology, Goswami Kriyananda
The Astrology Bible, Judy Hall
Chart Interpretation Handbook, Stephen Arroyo
The Astrologers Handbook, Frances Sakoian and Louis S. Acker
Planets in Transit, Robert Hand