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That is a mind blowingly awesome article thank you!


Wow, Robert, you are a very different Aries/Leo than my uncle Bill (I call him Uncle Bile!) who is the a**hole of our family! Just goes to show what enlightenment can do! I've noticed that the Leo asc women I know are very cool, but the men are big


That makes so much sense Robert, thank you!

My passion i life has moved me towards living though philosophy the true and overwhelming power of the natural mother and have needed to trust, plus have faith in predominantly the unseen or intuition to do so (0'Cancer 9th house) and with a libra asc I have always done my best to be seen as fair and diplomatic and yet with it at 26' it is in the "via combuster" plus with a 12th house libra moon, others only saw me as fair and just if I played the martyr, people pleased and cow towed to "fluffing the ego and/or doing what everyone else wanted to keep the peace", I have done a huge amount of work on that 12th house moon and hope it is enough, currently working on drawing faith through that 9th house sun with the support of my 9th house mercury as saturn,venus and nth node draw together to congregate on my 1st house neptune, which is not easy and we were never promised it would be, but is doable and hopefully it and I will now see myself and my quest as worth it when "I" (1st house) am revealed or leave the "ashram" of the past years to be seen as who I mistakenly thought I was being before? I hope that makes sense, it does to me anyway lol!

Thank you though as although I did "know" this at a deep level, this explanation has helped the pieces to actually form more of a picture in my mind from this puzzle which even with all my understandings and training of the spiritual arts and alchemy all my life, I was having difficulty putting the pieces together? NAMASTE! yep I am indeed shouting that to you, very gratefully acknowledgement being sent, with passion :)


PS can you tell that mars is currently sitting on my natal "divine mother" in 10th house, yep public displays of honouring what matters lol!


I can "dig" the saturn transits, got no choice now have I? seriously (no pun intended) what with capricorn rising, saturn trine the sun conjunct mercury and trine north node in air signs.
Robert, in your opinion how much of an orb should we allow for these types of aspects between Sun or/and ascendant to any planet really?



Really helpful, Robert. Thank you.


Hi Robert, thank you for your interesting article. I have my rising at 27º taurus so Taurus covers only 3 degrees of my first house, and the rest is Gemini, does it mean I'm more Gemini? I always had that doubt. Thanks!


Hi all - Glad this stimulated your thinking neurons! And of course, you're all most welcome!!

Hi Rod - The Sun gets the widest orbs. I give it 9 degrees on the trine (111-129). Ascendant and planet orbs are slightly less, though a lot depends on if the aspect is out of sign, or if the angle makes one of the obscure aspects that are on either side of the trine. For example, 110 is not a trine, but a tredecile.

Hi Mariella - You are both, though you definitely are a Taurus rising. Your self image and instincts, as well as your physiotype, is Taurus. However, each time a planet transits Gemini, there's an inner part of you that lights up!

Sabrina Virgo

I'm sorry you lost me when explaining the sun, rising and saying it takes on other signs! I fully inderstand the sun sign and rising sign but you explained it takes on other signs? Forgive me as I am trying my best to understand! :)

Mine is the following:

BORN :6:10PM, September 1st, 1987 in Montreal, Canada
Sun - Virgo
Moon - Sagittarius
Rising - Aquarius
Mercury - Virgo
Mars - Virgo
Venus - Virgo


Hi Sabrina - The Ascendant generates a set of houses. But so does the Sun.

My Asc is 11 Leo, putting Virgo on the 2nd, Libra on the 3rd, and so forth.

My Sun is 12 Aries. That puts Taurus on my Solar 2nd, Gemini on my Solar 3rd, etc.

From the Ascendant, I have Mars at 24 Aries in the 9th; From the Sun, I have Mars in the Solar first.

Your 8 Aquarius Ascendant puts Virgo on the 8th house, so your Sun, Venus, and Mars are on the cusp of your 7th and 8th houses while your Mercury is in the 8th. But your Sun at 9 Virgo puts your Mars in the Solar 12th and the Venus and Mercury in the Solar 1st.

So you have Mars in the Solar 12th, but in your natal 7th. You would be able to see how both of these were/are true when certain Mars-ruled events came down in your life. Also your Jupiter in Aries in your natal 3rd, but Solar 8th.

Right now you have transiting Mars in your natal 9th, but it's in your Solar 2nd house. Both are true. I hope this clarifies.

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