Mastering a subject and being an authority on its premise is shown through the 10th house of a horoscope. Anyone wishing to be an expert in their field must develop a skill that goes beyond common ability. The 10th house reveals the potentials for excellence and professionalism, and its keyword is AUTHORITY. Personal ambition and its achievement that catapult an individual into the public eye has its indications at the Midheaven.
There are several house systems to choose from when setting up a chart for analysis. The particular chart under analysis here is in the form of a Standard wheel that puts the Sun and its unique configurations at the zenith, so that it emphasizes the strong destiny involved in the life associated with it.
While speaking about astrology with Eileen McKusick at one of her Biofield Tuning workshops in San Diego, she mentioned that several astrologers had told her that “she was born for a specific purpose and that she was living it.” This statement became the focus of this astrological interpretation, and the planetary Aspects confirming this potential are analyzed here. But first, a brief explanation in my own words, as to the meaning of Biofield Tuning.
Theory has it that there is an electromagnetic field that extends approximately six feet beyond the physical body. This field is linked inextricably to the body’s aligned core of energy-vortexes stretching from the top of the head down through the center of the torso. These vortexes draw inwardly, through mind and emotional responses, environmental influences which are then assimilate by the entire bodily system. The reoriented electromagnetic state of the body is then naturally projected back out into the body’s aura with the new experiences now etched and recorded in its biofield.
Our mental, emotional and physical bodies are exposed to a myriad of outer circumstances and forces that make up the foundation of life experience. The purpose being for our growth in conscious awareness, higher understanding, and the enjoyment of life. As well as positive experiences, the life process can bring us in contact with significant stress and challenging difficulties. Both positive and negative events are marked off in time by powerful planetary Transits and Progressions to the planets in our personal birth chart portraits. The stressful periods of time, when not assimilated properly into the body’s system, are registered in the electromagnetic biofield as discordant vibrations in need of adjustment. The spherical biofield is constructed like rings of a tree revealing its age. The very outer edge of the biofield records memories of the conditions at birth, and a progression of events through the years is revealed as one moves toward the surface of the physical body – present time being closest to the skin. Disturbances in the field are picked up by Biofield Tuning’s essential tools, the tuning forks. When vibrating, they are receptive to affected frequencies at designated spots along the “rings” of the biofield’s event history.
Unweighted and weighted tuning forks are used to register and treat the locations of imbalance in the human biofield. If we are afflicted by a mental, emotional or physically disturbance, we need only look to our own aura for its cause. We can then make use of the healing art of biofield tuning for correction. When a vibrating fork encounters the discordant frequency of effected areas, the continuous striking of the fork resets the sound vibration on that spot and in turn encourages the physical body to self-correct. The healing process works through the intelligence of the body and its awareness of an existing imbalance and its need to adjust and transform. McKusick’s refined techniques of combing and columning significantly increase the capacity for a better quality of life and well-being. There may be an immediate relief of acute or chronic symptoms as a result of treatment, or a person may be subject to a mild or severe cleansing crises before wellness occurs. For more information on the subject of Biofield Tuning, visit: BioFieldTuning.com
There are multiple layers of electromagnetic energies abounding in the atmosphere and in space. We are immersed in these energies and respond to them continuously. We project outwardly our own creative impulses as well, and that is the give and take of the universe where we live and have our being. The Natal horoscope is a planetary portrait of the soul’s progress on its path toward self-developing enlightenment. People are born at the specific time when planetary configurations work toward the objectives of the native’s particular needs. The planetary portrait is a record of an individual’s past accomplishments, and it maps the way to further development through the use of revelatory, astrological techniques. The planets continuously move in and out of relationships with each other that can be defined by a mathematical division of the 360 degree circle. The synergy of these unique configurations point the way to opportunities for personal growth. Planetary influences gain access to our earthly experience through the physical body’s energy centers known as Chakras. Each Chakra has a particular tone that reflects the intelligence of each planet in our solar system. The Chakras of the body interrelate just as planetary bodies coalesce. Both the human body and celestial spheres are a system of parts that work together toward an organized whole. And the key to the meaning of one’s life is indelibly written in the relationship of the heavenly bodies’ connection with the human experience in all its forms of self-expression. The message of the natal horoscope can be interpreted by analyzing the mathematical structures on the macro level called astrological ASPECTS, which are mirrored in earthly experiences on the micro plane.
Each individual’s time on Earth is likened to a time-release capsule of experience that is regulated and clocked by the activation of planetary Transits and Progressions. Potentials are stimulated and manifested predominantly during provocative ASPECT periods. Difficulties ensue when the soul rebels against these times of challenge for growth. The planets “speak” to us through discomfort in consciousness when we live in a way that is less than our potentials require. Conscience is assuaged when we surrender and follow the dictates of our higher, conscious awareness. Some souls are more advanced than others, and feel a duty to grow and to assist others in this process of creating character and depth of understanding. This gives more responsibility and a broader purpose in life for these advanced souls, and there are obvious signs of this potential in the horoscope under analysis.
McKusick has researched, developed and now instructs her unique method of healing to students worldwide. Her Natal horoscope reflects the potentials to pave a way for humanity to resolve some of the blocks that perpetually stand in the way of health and enjoyment of life.
This brief interpretation of McKusick’s horoscope shows a 10th house that is a powerhouse of potentials. Located there is her Natal Sun/Mercury Conjunction* with both planets within the 10 degree orb allowance from the Midheaven, making them High Focus, Focal Determinators. As previously stated, planets in the 10th house point to an active career, and when the Sun is present it is all the more indicative of a marker for success. But what makes this chart so interesting is that besides this already amplified promise of public distinction, there is yet more suggestion of excellence shown by additional supporting features.
It is especially significant when a planet is positioned within 17 minutes of exact Conjunction with the Sun. The aspect is called Cazimi, taken from the Greek term “In the Heart of the Sun.” Planets located 18 minutes and outward toward the boundary of the Sun’s 17 degree orb of influence are considered Combust. These Combust planets are overshadowed by the light, and are subordinate in their powers and take on a secondary role compared to the Sun. But as previously stated, when a planet is positioned in the Sun’s central core, within the 17 minutes of arc, the planet takes on a special meaning and is super-powered by virtue of it intimate relationship with the solar system’s central star. PURPOSE is the Sun’s keyword, and the native born with a Cazimi configuration is endowed with a certain destiny by virtue of its distinction. Any planet in Cazimi with the Sun becomes an ambassador for the reining power of Higher Will. In McKusick’s chart, Mercury is within a mere 3 minutes of applying to an exact Conjunction with the powerful solar dynamic. Mercury does orbit closely with the Sun at no more than a 28 maximum degree distance, and so Cazimi can occur fairly often. In McKusick’s case however, the elevation of Sun/Mercury and its Conjunction with the Midheaven, make it extraordinary for channeling purposeful information from within the heart of the native.
The Sun’s electrical impulses permeate the solar system. This electrified energy-intelligence intermingles with the properties of the Sun’s satellites to create a symphony of interplay that has its influences on the person who is associated with the birth chart. Learning the meaning of the sign and house where the Sun resides, and understanding how the planets aspect and support it, leads to an unlocking of one’s personal potentials. The Sun in McKusick’s chart is in the 10th house of Honor, in the sign of Equivalence, with its significant Conjunction with Mercury in an exact Opposition to Saturn in the 4th house. Saturn is alone in its hemisphere, and is the Spout of a Funnel Temperament Type, putting it a High Focus. Its keyword when High Focus is Shrewd. The keyword for a High Focus Sun is Masterly. McKusick is the master of her own creative method of healing, that is and will perpetually be brought before the public for personal responsibility and recognition. As well as all the other favorable indications expressed so far, the Sun/Mercury position shares its space with the 23rd degree of Libra, the location of the benefic fixed star Spica, marking good fortune for scientists, writers, artist-painters, sculptors and musicians.
The Sun and Mercury are in the 23rd degree of the Sabian Symbol, Chanticleer; a fictitious rooster in the 1390’s composition, The Nun’s Priest’s Tale, by Geoffrey Chaucer. The story focuses on Chanticleer, the main animal character being tempted by the fox, who previously tried to manipulate the rooster’s mother and father. In the symbolism of the psyche, the fox plays the role of the ambitious human ego wishing to take credit for great things, and is jealous of others with talent, i.e., the rooster with his exquisite crowing announcing the Sun’s arrival. The human ego (the fox) commonly plays tricks on the gullible and self-absorbed lower-mind (the rooster) into showing off its talents with gusto (the morning crow). When Chanticleer is in the act of his egotistical performance, the fox snatches him from his perch. The story proceeds with Chanticleer then tricking the fox which leads to his freedom, and thereafter is not fooled by the fox – his own undisciplined ego. This is the story of learning from our ignorance, and awakening to the true value of a humble intent.
LIBRA 23 Chanticleer This is a symbol of the soul’s ultimate self-realization through a basic integrity of its own insights or judgments, and of the unchallenged acceptance it is able to gain for its particular role in human affairs. Implicit in the symbolism are the practical rewards which come from the more effectively dramatized distinctions of everyday living, and the enduring significance which the self achieves for itself through the place in life it succeeds in making its own. The keyword is FERVOR. When positive, the degree is a fearless self-affirmation which gains a sympathetic attention and wins immediate allegiance from the hearts and minds of everybody, and when negative, ill-starred conceit and ineffective bombast.
The symbol of Chanticleer’s morning crow announces to the world a new dawn of energy-field transformation. The extremely well-organized method of healing, presented in Tuning the Human Bio-field, along with her rigorous teaching circuit, gives McKusick the essentials she needs to propagate her message worldwide.
The Temperament Type** of this chart is a Bucket without a Rim opposition, and because there is no Rim or lip to the Bucket it can also be considered a Funnel Pattern. This temperament defines a person driven by a mission to accomplish. It may have taken time to develop the focus of the mission, but once found, there is a tenacious hold on it and a dedication to it by virtue of Saturn, the High Focus Singleton planet – that is the handle of the Bucket or spout of the Funnel. The Saturn impulse develops an ever-deepening sensitivity to the overall need for correction as part of human destiny.
Saturn’s Sabian Symbol degree, 23 Aries is, A woman in pastel colors is carrying a heavy but veiled load. McKusick is carrying the responsibility of pointing to invisible (veiled) energy fields. And Saturn is in perfect balance with the Sun and Mercury in 23 degrees of the opposite sign Libra.
ARIES 23 A woman in pastel colors carrying a heavy and valuable but veiled load This is a symbol of the soul’s basic anchorage in the privacy of its own functioning, and of the centering of real personality in the elements of its own particular genius. Implicit in the symbolism is the ultimate unimportance of purely superficial distinctions among various individuals, and the enduring worth of any experience for which the self accepts a complete responsibility. The keyword is RETICENCE. When positive, the degree is the unimpeachable integrity of the man whose fullness of life becomes a practical contribution to the circumstances in which he dwells, and when negative, a disinclination to participate at all fairly in everyday living.
Understanding how planetary energies coalesce helps us to uncover our specific potentials. This is especially true for those who have a mission or objective to achieve during their lifetime. This is the mark of the Bucket or Funnel Temperament Type. When this Temperament Type has its bowl segment turned up side down, and the Handle or Spout is at the bottom of the chart in the northern hemisphere, it shows that the native is evolved to the point of needing to spill out its inner contents into the world. This shows spiritual accomplishment meant to be shared.
For a lineup of important past and future Transits and Progressions, look to the list of colored aspects at the bottom of the chart above (click chart to enlarge).
*The aspect between the Sun and Mercury is one that is called an Inferior Conjunction, because Mercury lies between the Sun and Earth and it is the closest that Mercury will ever come in proximity to the Earth. Mercury is always retrograde in an Inferior Conjunction. The Inferior Conjunction of Mercury with the Sun is much like the seed moment of a New Moon. This configuration of planets marks the beginning cycle of a message to be planted in the minds and hearts of those who hear the call from the one who is the designated sower. In this case, it is Eileen McKusick with the message of her sensitivity to the distortions that appear in the human bio-field and her knowledge of what those discords represent in the life of a client and how the sound resonating from a tuning fork works to correct these disturbances.
**Read more about Temperament Types : http://planetarydynamics.com/blog/2017/01/14/rupert-sheldrakes-morphogenetic-field-theory/