Natal Chart


If you’re interested in and fairly knowledgeable about astrology, I invite you to gain what insight you can from my chart. My study of astrology will never be done so I read new work incessantly. Some particular areas of interest to me are: how to describe the differences seen in twins through their natal charts, predicting illness, and integrating cookbook-style astrology into an organic description of life.

Birthdate: 10/06/1964 12:29am Cedar Rapids IA

Some major aspects:

  • New Moon in Libra
  • Ascendant in Cancer
  • Venus oppose Saturn
  • Sun sextile Mars
  • Venus square Jupiter
  • Mercury conjunct Nadir
  • Dominant 3rd and 4th Houses
  • T-Square: Venus oppose Saturn and both square Jupiter
  • Yod: Sun and Mars quincunx apex Chiron and sextile each other
  • Golden Yod: Jupiter and Chiron biquintile apex Moon and quintile each other
  • Sesquiquadrate Yod: Jupiter and Saturn sesquiquadrate apex Sun and square each other

I’m a twin, born seven minutes after my sister. Our Natal charts have never adequately explained our differences, but Harmonics charts, especially the 5th, are more revealing. This chart above uses Placidus houses. The chart doesn’t shift much with Koch houses, except for pushing Mars into the 2nd house. I do think I’m a 1st House Mars person.


2014 Natal Ascendant progressed to conjunct Natal Venus, Natal Midheaven progressed to Natal Jupiter, Transiting Jupiter conjunct Natal Ascendant, Transiting Mars conjunct Natal Sun, Transiting Jupiter square Natal Moon: I started a digital press publishing lesbian erotic fiction.

2013 Progressed Moon conjunct natal Ascendant: I opened my personal training studio.

2011-13 Transiting Uranus conjunct natal Midheaven. Transiting Pluto square natal Midheaven, Natal Sun progressed into Sagittarius: I trained and certified as a personal trainer and eventually quit my career as a web programmer.

2010-2011 Transiting Pluto square natal Mercury. Transiting Saturn conjunct natal Sun. Transiting Chiron square natal Jupiter: After three years of hanging on, the press preparing to publish my two longest works closed before publication. I could no longer in good conscience perform the ministry with my church and quit. My oldest sister became estranged from me after many ideological fights.

2008 Transiting Neptune square natal Jupiter. Transiting Pluto trine natal Venus. The shocking murders committed by the Family Annihilator Steven Sueppel in Iowa City (he beat his four children and his wife to death with baseball bats then killed himself) were made only more shocking to me by the local Catholic diocese. The diocese sympathized with the “mentally ill” murderer, who was indicted for embezzlement and never diagnosed with a mental illness. The murderer was buried in hallowed ground next to the family he butchered. The more I saw how privilege was alive and well in the diocese, the less enthusiastic I was for participating in the Church.

2007 Transiting Chiron oppose natal Mars: Several setbacks with publishers, got banned from chat board, another publisher of my longer works went out of business.

2005-2006 Saturn conjunct natal Mars, sextile natal Sun: Published my first stories after 15 years of writing.

2003 Transiting Uranus conjunct natal Saturn, oppose Venus: My daughter was born and my father died within two weeks of each other.

2001 Progressed Venus conjunct natal Sun: Despite identifying as and living as a lesbian for the previous ten years, when I met my current husband, I fell head-over-heels in love.

1994 Transiting Uranus conjunct natal Descendant, oppose Ascendant: Divorce finalized from my first husband.

1993 Saturn Return: Graduated summa cum laude from college. Started divorce proceedings.

1991 Transiting Uranus and transiting Neptune square natal Sun, Progressed Ascendant conjunct natal Mars: I finally came out as lesbian and left my first marriage, living on my own for the first time in my life.

I eat sacred cows