By Jade Emory
Oahu Island News, August 2006


Even without an exact birth time, astrologers can research a person's planetary placements in a book of tables called an ephemeris. It won't show as much as a chart calculated with the exact birth time and place, but it will still show a lot.

Let's examine the hypothetical chart of "Mr.Yummy", a Leo born August 12, 1963. He has Sun and Venus conjunct in Leo, opposite Saturn in Aquarius.

The Sun-Venus conjunction results in attractive physical appearance and great taste in clothing. The strong energy of his birth position of Saturn (career) opposite Sun and Venus means that he has strong conservative loyalties, and in fact, works for a branch of government.

The big lesson is that there are transitng planets now which are stimulating these two points in his chart, not briefly, like a lunar transit, (which changes sign every 2-1/2 days), but for months, because the transits move more slowly.

Especially this year, on his 43rd birthday, he has transiting Saturn opposite his natal position of Saturn, (which happens to everyone around age 43), but in this case transiting Saturn (limitation, responsibility) is also on top of his Sun and Venus conjunction. Perhaps he will become a daddy soon.

Lingering on his natal Saturn is transiting Neptune, the ruler of the highest and the lowest in humanity.

The highest would be inspiration, enlightenment, idealism that is "walked, not just talked".

The lowest is deception.

This ethical dilemma is the biggest turning point in this young man's life right now.

Oahu Island News Contributing Editor Jade Emory holds degrees in psychology and education, has taught in American and Canadian universities and has been a counselor since 1970. She may be reached at 808-429-2411 or by email at

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