I have re-created the Heavens for the exact moment of your birth and your nativity shows that you were born with the Sun in Capricorn, the Moon in Scorpio, and your time of birth gives you Capricorn rising. Therefore, you are a double Capricorn with the Moon in Scorpio, which means that you are a strong Capricorn individual with a Scorpio personality who sees the world through the eyes of a Capricorn.
In most instances people born at or near sunrise will have the same rising sign (Ascendant) as their Sun-sign. In these cases the word “double” is used in describing their cosmic signatures. For example, Jimmy Carter (10/1/’24) is a double Libra with the Moon in Scorpio; Wilma Rudolph (6/23/’40) is a double Cancer with the Moon in Aquarius; Barbara Walters (9/25/’31) is a double Libra with the Moon in Pisces; Henry Kissinger (5/27/’23) is a double Gemini with the Moon in Libra; and Diane Sawyer (12/22/’45) is a double Capricorn with the Moon in Leo.
Since you were born during the Sun’s transit of the cardinal earth sign Capricorn, you have a persistent feeling that you must develop into something. You must have some accomplishment to point to, some property to look after, or some obligation to fulfill – whether it be in business, politics, or the social or intellectual fields. Like the mountain goat that is Capricorn’s symbol, you are steady and surefooted, and since you are of the earth element, everything has to be sensible.
Capricorns are never deterred by things that stand in the way of their climb to the top. You have excellent intuition, and you use it wisely in your struggle to achieve personal independence and economic security. You love law and order, and you are dogmatic in your belief that a rule is a rule and an order is an order. You have an acute knowledge of practical affairs, not so much from formal study, but from reading articles and talking to people. Your prudent habits predispose you to utilize everything you see, hear or learn, but you are not a student per se.
Your extreme capacity for hard work is linked with your notion that success means material security, and you will work and plan for it. You feel, however, that the world has to give you something in return for what you have contributed. You have great faith in your own power, and you are worldly and careful. You ask for no mercy, and you drive a hard (but not unjust) bargain. You are extremely apt in finding solutions to the most difficult problems, which is why you would excel as a private and/or special investigator.
Capricorns are excellent executives and remain in subordinate positions for a short time only. You may appear to be meek as a lamb, but you can take the company president’s place without snapping a finger if the opportunity arises. You are neat and methodical in your work, and you tend to be a slave driver at home. You feel that your household should be managed with precision, with everything in perfect working order. You never voluntarily step backward; you move up by alternating security and ambition as your goals.
Capricorns are old when they are young, and young when they are old; it is the sign of longevity. You desire money because you fear being dependent on others when you are old. This need for security may cause you to have frugal instincts, which makes you stingy – and at times even greedy. Although you have a tendency to be melancholic, you are happy when you are alone. You behave on the principle that the world is a place in which every man is for himself and God is for us all, yet you have a sensitive personality and you want very much to be appreciated.
The beautiful ringed planet Saturn rules Capricorn, and the key phrase for this sign is “I use.”
The Moon was in the fixed water sign Scorpio at the time of your birth. The Moon is in its fall in Scorpio (meaning its influences are weakest in this sign) because Scorpio is opposite Taurus, the sign in which the Moon is exalted. Thus this is the least favorable position for the Moon, because the aggressive nature of Scorpio does not blend well with the calm, imaginative influences of the Moon.
Your emotions are extremely intense, and often based on willful desire. You are impatient, moody, and even given to brooding. You are easily hurt, and you can become jealous, extremely revengeful, and hold grudges. You often judge others too quickly, and you feel a need to dominate through subtle means. You will not tolerate opposition to (or interference with) your goals, but often you will sacrifice a great deal for kindness. You have executive ability and you are resourceful and enterprising. Although abrupt and impulsive, you have self-confidence and the ability to attain success. You usually get what you want or whatever you go after; however, many times you might find that you have achieved a hollow victory.
Since you are so jealous, proud and possessive, this sign position of the Moon does not promise a harmonious intimate relationship...and an afflicted Moon in Scorpio can lead to self-indulgence, sexual excess, promiscuity, perversion, inhibition and family problems.
The wish to dominate is often reflected in relationships with your children. This may be the result of your parent’s domination, or of your over-idealization of a parent, usually the mother. With this lunar position a mother can be overly possessive, and she may have trouble freeing her child – especially a male child.
You become emotionally intent on completing and enjoying any project you have adopted, and you can seem lacking in sympathy when so absorbed. Your personality is deep, and you have shrewd insight into other people. Very often you enjoy probing into the deep mysteries of life and the abysses of the unknown.
You regard the senses as instruments of pleasure rather than knowledge, responding intensely and passionately to life, especially the sensual, pleasurable aspects of its physical side. Your ability to observe is unlimited; your willpower is often latent, but when you use it, it is often for the betterment of humanity. You must learn to handle your strong, deep feelings. Since your senses are so important, you should pay strict attention to them...
Mars is the planetary ruler of Scorpio, and the key phrase for this sign is “I want.”
The Ascendant (or rising sign) in a horoscope (the Creator’s plan for human development) is utilized primordially as a third and very important factor that complements the psychological information given by the combined positions of the Sun and Moon. Figuratively speaking, the Ascendant is the geometrical base that encloses the human triangle where its sides are represented by the individuality (the Sun) and the personality (The Moon).
At the time of your birth the cardinal earth sign Capricorn was ascending on the eastern horizon. The sign Capricorn denotes an existence in which the temperament is very important. You will give an image of ambition, persistence, willpower, consistency, and perseverance. You were born with the tendency to seek material, social, and perhaps even political power. Much of your destiny, however, will be conditioned by the development of your moral principles, and by the ability to organize, direct, and overcome obstacles.
Capricorn rising indicates a life full of difficulties which force you to exert all your resources in order to triumph. Temperamentally you will appear as firm, resolute, and anxious to obtain success. Capricorns are usually given positions of responsibility as their age increases. Because of your tact and prudence, you will be favored with the goodwill of important people. You are ambitious, rational, persistent, and inclined toward orthodoxy. Because of your egocentric, rational mind you are not inclined toward subjective and sentimental issues. And you are skeptical by nature.
You may be criticized because of your rather selfish manners. You are very economical in your daily activities, and if you don't exercise some control over this trait, you could appear as rather mean. Your profound sense of responsibility could be exaggerated to the extreme of authoritarianism. You should be in environments where you can work within routine patterns. Time has an important place in your life; you do things in chronological order. Professionally your best choices are: civil service, mathematics, real estate, archeology, or politics. The key word for your professional orientation is RESPONSIBILITY.
You are cautious, responsible and practical, and because you are able to work hard, you will bear obstacles and frustrations with patience. Although you give the impression of weakness, there is an extremely strong psychological core that can confront any crisis. You will proceed with prudence in your love life and all other activities. You will seriously consider all ramifications of marriage, especially the aspect of your personal independence, and you will not marry until you are totally sure of your choice. After marriage, however, there is a tendency to conduct a quiet, peaceful life.
In matters pertaining to your health, the sign Capricorn stresses the bone structure. In childhood you had the tendency to falls and accidents involving the bones, which, in fact, received most of the impact. As the years go by, however, your nervous system and osteal structure become much stronger.
The southernmost angle of the horoscope, or cusp of the 10th house, is called the Midheaven. It is the highest point in the horoscope, where the upper meridian intersects the ecliptic. The word is derived from the Latin “Medium Coeli,” meaning “middle of the sky.” and is often abbreviated MC. It represents the position of the Sun at 12:00 noon.
In horoscope interpretation the Midheaven represents the nature of your ambitions. It is the very point in the horoscope that one reaches for. It is the throne of one’s desires; the apex; the top; the focus of one’s future successes (or failures). The Midheaven – and alternately the 10th house – defines that which inside each of us says “climb, go up, be great.” This success drive touches us all, whether we like it or not. It is the material of tomorrows; the futuristic investments that captivates all of us from as far back in our lives as we can remember hearing this question for the first time: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The 10th house holds the answer to this question. The specific career may not be ascertainable, but the general nature of your ambitions can be. Whichever of the twelve signs of the zodiac is on the Midheaven – thereby ruling the 10th house – is key in defining the more specific nature of your ambitions.
The 10th house itself is ruled and defined by the earth sign Capricorn (success being primordially a Capricorn function). Its planetary ruler is Saturn, and the hard, constricting churning of this planet earmarks the road to success. Standing where it is in the horoscope, the Midheaven is 90º from the Ascendant (i.e., cusp of the 1st house), and therefore at right angles to the self. Ambition is essentially an obstacle course, and the Capricorn symbol for the progress of that ambition is the sure-footed goat climbing to the top of the mountain. The slow, calculating, deceptively impatient mountain goat shows us the way.
However, we have different ways of going about that long climb up, if we go at all. The following delineation of the sign on the Midheaven, or cusp of the 10th house, should yield a fuller picture of the nature of your ambitions.
You have the passionate, fixed water sign Scorpio on the cusp of the 10th house, or Midheaven. Ambition for you becomes not just a professional enterprise, but an impassioned one as well. You are nothing if you’re not a professional. Name the career, name any job, pick out any business or bureaucratic structure, and you will be found the most competent one in the office (the office being your natural milieu). So you find your ambitions – which are, of course, primarily within the professional fields – fired with the strong, often extreme passions of the powerful Scorpio influence.
Intensity earmarks your ambitions, because you invest your work with an emotional power that only a Scorpio influence can give. Ambition is not merely present, it is a passionate part of your very being. You do not let anyone stand in your way; your way is right; your competency unquestioned; and your energy is optimum. You are a bulldozer in your professional pursuits, and it is the magnetic waters of your Scorpio Midheaven that provides the power. You do not climb to the top of the mountain – you bring down the top by crashing through its foundations!
You are a mover and a shaker, and the unseeing powers of the deep waters of Scorpio infuse your ambitions with a vent for non-convention and extremism that will brook no obstacle in its way...
December 25, 1978
9:00 AM (PST)
Redwood City, CA
Your natal Sun is 3 degrees Capricorn.
Extremely serious and mature, you are capable of accepting responsibilities and do so willingly. Others expect you to be dutiful as a matter of course. You tend to get angry when people get rewards after not having worked anywhere near as hard as you. You are goal-oriented and an achiever by nature...you're a hard worker and are justifiably proud of the tangible results of your efforts. You tend to have "tunnel vision," and this allows you to block out extraneous matters that might distract others, and to concentrate totally on the matter at hand. As such, you are the ideal one to manage or administrate any ongoing project and to be practical and efficient at it. You are not a fast worker, but you are quite thorough. You are known for being totally persistent, tenacious and tireless in reaching your goals.
Your natal Moon is 8 degrees Scorpio.
Your feelings are very intense, never superficial. You tend to be either very angry or very sad or completely and totally happy. Your moods are deep, extreme and not always completely understood by yourself or by those with whom you have to deal. Emotionally, you tend to prefer to live at the cutting edge of life, pushing your reactions to the ultimate extremes, even if the results are dangerous or upsetting. You are easily jealous and very suspicious...you require a great deal of emotional reassurance. A good detective, you are very curious about deep and mysterious things, especially human nature and motivations. Be careful not to be ruthless, tactless or too overly frank or you will meet with much resistance from others.
Your Ascendant (rising sign) is 27 degrees Capricorn.
You are practical and reserved but very ambitious. An achiever and a hard worker, you respect success. Older looking and very serious as a youth, things lighten up and you relax more as you mature. You have a serious view of the world as being a difficult place to be in. Very envious of those who seem to have an easier life than you have, relaxation and play do not come easily. It is important that you had abundant parental support as a child so that you do not feel lonely and isolated as an adult. Generally, you have a good, earthy sense of humor that can carry you through when times really do get tough. You are purposeful, self-willed, industrious, realistic and responsible.
Mercury is 11 degrees Sagittarius.
Your mind is very curious and inquisitive, always seeking information on a wide variety of topics. The broader the subject matter (philosophy, science, religion, metaphysics), the more it will appeal to you. You prefer to deal with abstractions...the small but important details associated with any subject tend to slip your grasp. You are known for being blunt, honest and truthful.
Venus is 19 degrees Scorpio.
Your feelings about others are deep, powerful, intense and complex. When you like someone, you do so totally and obsessively if you do not like someone, they do not exist. Your faithfulness and loyalty to your lover is unquestioned, indeed at times it is too much so...you get so possessive that you almost smother your partner. At times, your feelings are kept deep within you and, because they are so complex and intense, they frighten you...this is the way that you try to ignore them. But the more you try to do this, the more explosive things get when you eventually do express them.
Mars is 9 degrees Capricorn.
Mars, the planet of dynamic energy, is exalted in Capricorn. Extremely ambitious, you are willing to work very hard to reach the goals you have set for yourself. Very practical, cautious and conservative, you demand tangible results for your efforts. You need to excel in whatever you do, and you have the required sense of responsibility, dedication and self-discipline to bring it about. Beware of your tendency to judge others only by their degree of status and prestige, or by how well they will be able to advance you in your climb to the top.
Jupiter is 7 degrees Leo.
You must be proud of all that you do in order to grow and develop. You enjoy being totally honest and aboveboard and you revel in the admiration and respect you receive from others due to your high-minded, upright way of life. Make sure, though, that your natural tendency to boast and show off is based on your actual accomplishments. Don't fall prey to self-exaggeration or arrogance. You truly do like outrageous spectacles and grand jolly times and will go out of your way to make them a reality.
Saturn, your life ruler and ruling planet, is 13 degrees Virgo.
Your life must be orderly and practical and full of known and familiar routines in order for you to feel comfortable with yourself. Be careful, however, not to let "order" become the be-all and end-all of your life, or you may become cold, crass and unfeeling. Doing useful, practical things boosts your self- esteem. Abstract concepts and reasoning seem frivolous and a waste of time to you. You are very critical of yourself (and others), indeed at times quite self-deprecating. Try to relax a bit and allow yourself the freedom to fail once in a while. However, you probably won't fail very often because you are such a perfectionist.
Uranus is 19 degrees Scorpio.
Uranus, the planet of eccentricity and change, is exalted in Scorpio, thus you and your peer group demand to confront life at its deepest and most meaningful levels. Very compulsive and obsessive in your approach to everything, you will avoid anything that is casual or superficial, especially when it comes to relationships. You will seek out and explore new methods of healing as well as different ways to deal with deep-seated emotional problems.
Neptune is 18 degrees Sagittarius.
You and your entire generation are heavily involved in investigating and idealizing foreign and exotic intellectual systems and religious philosophies. The most extreme ideals will be pursued with gusto. You will be at the forefront of humanitarian attempts to improve the lot of those who are in need of assistance. You will be comfortable with the concept of the "global village."
Pluto is 19 degrees Libra.
For your entire generation this is a time of radical changes in society's attitude toward marriage and interpersonal relationships. There is a general fear and awe at the power inherent in making emotional or contractual commitments...they will not be entered into lightly.
The Moon's North Node is 21 degrees Virgo.
You're usually quite at ease in leaving leadership roles in the hands of others. You would rather tend to the thousand and one details that need to be accomplished to keep any group going. Although you're very fussy and high-minded when it comes to choosing your associates, once your loyalty is given you can be trusted with many of the practical aspects of any project that is being undertaken. Usually quite unselfish, you will toil long hours in the service of any worthy cause that demands your attention. But be careful that your perfectionist tendencies don't get in the way of making real progress. In other words, don't waste your time dusting clean shelves!
Your DH has both the Sun and Moon in the earth sign Virgo, nubienne, and this shows that the two of you are very compatible. Saturn, your life ruler and ruling planet, is in Virgo, as is the Moon's North Node.
Under your calm, reserved facade is a volcano of strong sexual emotions. By nature alone you need gentle courtship and seduction in order to make you feel wanted, needed and loved. When you feel that you are, you can be a very strongly sexed individual. Important to you are such considerations as duty, integrity, reverence and respectability. These considerations must be satisfied before you give your sexuality free rein.
You are best mated with the water signs, but you can also find sexual happiness with the earth signs. Virgo will appreciate the cautious, practical and dependable characteristics of Capricorn, and this can be an excellent partnership. In addition, both signs are serious and somber.
In your horoscope the water sign Cancer is on the cusp of the 7th house of marriage and intimate relationships. This means that deep emotional needs urge you to seek a home-loving mate who is also a good provider. You need a strong mate, and yet you will often pick one who is passive or very gentle. Although you appear somewhat diffident and retiring, you desire popularity or some public exposure, so you may do well in a public career because you have a natural flair for knowing what appeal to the masses...
Astrology is one of man’s oldest sciences. It has survived thousands of years for good reason: Humans do respond to cycles, the cycles of the planets and stars.
The three primary forces in a horoscope (the Creator’s plan for human development) are the Sun, the Moon, and the Ascendant, or rising sign. Each has particular meaning according to the sign position and house placement they occupy in your horoscope at the time of your birth.
The Sun represents your basic character; what you need to feel fulfilled, recognized and important. It relates to and represents your drive for significance. It is the individuality.
The Moon is referred to as the subconscious mind, relating to the past, childhood conditioning, instinctive patterns, feelings, and your inner nature. It is the personality.
The Ascendant (or rising sign) shows how you project yourself; the window through which you see the world and the world sees you. It is the mask you wear before others.
The planets in your horoscope show what kinds of energies operate; the signs show how these energies operate; and the houses show where these energies operate.
You were born with the Sun in Capricorn and the Moon in Scorpio. This astrological combination produces an individual who is practical, courageous, bold, self-reliant, and absolutely capable of making his/her own way in life. It awakens the sex nature (ruled by Scorpio, your Moon-sign), and intensifies anger, so that once someone offends you, you want nothing more to do with that person, ever...
When these forces are restrained and directed by a well-trained will, it qualifies one to excel as a surgeon, chiropractor, or in the healing arts. When other sections of the horoscope agree, the mechanical side of the nature may predominate; it confers success as a mining engineer, contractor, or any occupation in which heavy tools are used.
In matters pertaining to your health, this Sun-Moon polarity indicates the liability to such diseases as gout and rheumatism. Capricorn rules the skin, bones (especially the knees) and teeth, therefore there will be problems in these areas. This polarity also indicates problems with the procreative organs, which are ruled by Scorpio. Total abstinence from all animal flesh as food is seriously recommended...
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