Astrology 101: The Sixth House of Slaves, Disease, and Pets

July 21, 2008 by  

Astrology 101: The Sixth House of Slaves, Disease, and Pets

The sixth house is traditionally considered malefic and harmful to life. This is because it is one of the houses (including the 8th and the 12th) that does not get the light which enters the chart from the Ascendant. In the natal horoscope, the sixth house is primarily associated with those lower on the social scale who work for the native (or slaves), disease, and small animals.

The Sixth House and Slavery Today

The ancient astrologers quite literally saw the sixth as the house of slavery and slaves. Many pages are dedicated to determining whether a native’s parents were slaves or whether he himself would end up a slave. At first glance, we can think that slavery is no longer applicable to our lives today. However, we do well to remember that even though slavery is illegal throughout the world, it is quite rampant even in the United States, though it is now called human trafficking. Therefore, for the average practicing astrologer to see a chart with indications of slavery for the native or others in his life is not at all unlikely.

Even outside of the explicit slavery context, many people all over the world hold jobs that are very low in prestige and income, and are quite menial. Again, as an example, if we saw an indication of the native’s parents being slaves, and we could rule out the fact of slavery, we might say that the parents were always employed in menial or miserable conditions.

In the traditional society, the sixth house also represented one’s clients, people who depended on the native for favors and patronage. The word client has different connotations today, but in a traditional society, people with reasonable assets were expected to take care of and aid those below them. Similarly, today, the sixth house represents one’s employees and staff.

Disease in the Sixth House

Some modern authors say that the sixth house rules health and disease, but this is sloppy thinking. Because the sixth house is associated with largely unpleasant things, or lowly people and animals, the positive concept of health does not belong in the sixth. Rather, the sixth house in the natal horoscope can show one’s propensity toward disease, and the types of diseases to which the person is prone. Mostly, the type of disease to which the person is predisposed will be shown by an overall analysis of the whole chart, but the sixth house, if implicated, can give clues to the kinds and sources of illness the person may expect.

If the sixth house afflicts some of the life-giving planets and houses seriously enough, we will know that the native does not make it to adulthood, or even to childhood. Such is the power of the sixth house and its ruler to afflict one’s well-being.

The Sixth House and Small Animals

Ibn Ezra says that the sixth house rules animals which are not “mount for man,” and this definition includes most animals that people have as pets today. But how can pets be so bad so as to deserve the malefic sixth house? I believe that the sixth house ultimately rules people and animals assisting us in household tasks. Thus, dogs and cats and even birds meant to guard and enrich our homes are ruled by the sixth house. Believe it or not, some people still have a use for their cats other than hairball production: cats keep their houses mouse-and rat-free!

But enough from me. How has the sixth house manifested in your own horoscope?

Free Astrology Advice: Horary Astrology – When Will My Daughter Get a Job?

June 11, 2007 by  

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Horary Question:

Will there be a job opportunity for my daughter soon? She is a single mother, has applied in numerous places but nothing has opened to her. I’m retired and have helped her to the limit of my fixed pension. She is determined to accept any job.

—H.

Nina Gryphon:

Dear H.,

Thanks for writing to me. I cast a horary chart for the moment I understood your question. The horoscope for the horary is below:

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Your daughter is shown by your fifth house of children, and its ruler, Venus in Leo. Venus is peregrine, without strength, in that part of the zodiac. This can indicate that a person is wandering, which is another meaning of peregrine; this is true – your daughter is wandering between jobs. Peregrine can also indicate that the person may not have the skills employers are seeking. Ideally, we would see your daughter’s significator strong, showing that she is qualified for the jobs she seeks. Still, there is no reason she shouldn’t get hired. It’s just that she is not a shoo-in.

Her next job is showed by the 10th house from the 5th, and its ruler, the Moon. Now, we see that the Moon is in Pisces, the exaltation of Venus (and in fact, it has just left the super-exaltation degree of Venus). I take this to mean that she will leave her pleasant but unemployed state soon, just like the Moon will shortly leave Pisces. The Moon will enter Aries, which is the detriment of Venus – she will find work, but she will not enjoy it.

When will this likely happen? Well, we have two possibilities: the Moon will enter Aries in about 3 degrees, and it will make its next aspect as a trine to Venus in 6 degrees. Since the Moon is in a mutable sign, it will go a little bit slower than normal. So we could say, between 4-6 weeks, two months on the outside.

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Free Astrology Advice: Horary Astrology – Should I Go for the Interview?

June 8, 2007 by  

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Horary Question:

I currently live in Michigan. My husband has been laid off, on and off for the last year and a half. I’ve tried finding jobs here, but nothing over minimum wage. We have had to move into my in-laws’ home, and due to many reasons, desperately want out. I’m currently attaining a bachelor degree for Paralegal Studies, I will be done in 11 months.

We heard about the big boom in Wyoming and I applied for some jobs. I received a call to go there for an interview. It is for the state of Wyoming and my dream is to work for the government at a state or federal level. The problem is that it would really strap us financially for me to go on a maybe. At this moment in time my husband has a great job making great money, but it may only last until this one job is done. He may find another company, or he may not. In Wyoming, he cannot make what he can normally make here, but if hired there, it would be a permanent job, not just for a specific job.

I would also have great benefits. I’m afraid to move, we have children ages 11 and 5, and moving means moving them from friends and family. I’m torn, this is the job of my dreams, we may be ok here, but maybe not. I don’t know if I should go or not, and if I go, what if I get the job, and my husband does not get paid what he would here in a normal economy?

Should I go for the job interview and if I get it, move to a state 1300 miles away?

—J.

Nina Gryphon:

Dear J.,

Thanks for writing to me. I cast a horary chart for the moment I understood your question. The horoscope for the horary is below:

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You are represented by the ruler of the first house of self, Venus. The job is shown by the ruler of the 10th house of work, the Moon. Venus is peregrine in 1 Leo, which means it does not have any essential dignity (or debility) in that part of the zodiac. So you are moderately qualified for the job; not totally amazing, but you would do fine, given the opportunity. The interesting thing is that Venus is in Leo, where it is not at all interested in the Moon (the job). Venus was recently in Cancer, where it was very interested in the job, but that has passed as Venus changed signs. I suspect that as the reality of moving to Wyoming, and the implications for your family, had hit, you became somewhat less excited about this job.

However, Leo does rule the job’s wages, so your main interest at present is in the pay. Unfortunately, the pay is not that great; at least, I don’t think it would meet your needs. The Sun, ruling the wages, is peregrine and cadent, so it would not really be enough.

So, despite all of this, will you get the job? I would say that you will not, as there is no aspect between the Moon and Venus. The Moon is in the exaltation of Venus, which means they are very interested in you (though they may think you are more qualified than you really are). But the Moon is also in the triplicity of Mars (ruling the 7th house of your competitors), so the job likes the others quite a bit as well. Also, the competition for the job is quite stiff – Mars is in its own sign of Aries, and is strengthened by being angular. The other applicants are very qualified and are in a good position to make that known to the employer.

So, in sum, I don’t think it’s worth it to go for the interview.

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Free Astrology Advice: Horary Astrology – Will My Career Recover?

June 4, 2007 by  

 

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Horary Question:

I had risen from the ranks over a period of 25 years to the top of my chosen selling career in the pharmaceutical industry.But suddenly in 2001, I hit a snag in my upward journey and after a couple of false starts I fell flat and to the bottom from where I have still not recovered.

I was so secure during my career that I did not bother to save for my retirement.Now I find that not only that I have been dumped to the lowest rung in my career but also am not making enough to make ends meet.

Will I shine again and make any progress in my career?

–G.

Nina Gryphon:

Dear G.,

Thank you for writing to me.I cast the horoscope for the moment that I understood your question, which is a method known as horary astrology.The horary chart for your question is below:

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First, we can see that you are in a difficult emotional state; the Moon, which symbolizes your emotions, has just entered Capricorn, the sign of its detriment. So you’re not doing well, and feel rather discouraged.The major part of the problem, as you say, is that you are disappointed with your earnings.The Sun, your significator, is in the 11th house of your wages, so this is obviously a major concern for you.The Sun is Peregrine at 11° Gemini, meaning it has no strength in that part of the zodiac. So you are at once unhappy, and consumed with thoughts of your finances.

This is understandable, as your finances don’t look that good.Mercury, which signifies your wages, is slow in motion, and also Peregrine.It is also about to enter the malefic 12th house. So you are having a really difficult time getting money to come to you; the work is hard, with little reward for a lot of effort.

The difficulty here is that we do not see Mercury getting stronger in the near future, which would indicate an improvement in your wages.Instead, you may well decide that this particular avenue is not worth pursuing.We see that the Moon will oppose Mercury, which shows regret or rejection.However, you are going to get some kind of career-boosting opportunity in the near future.This is indicated by Mars, significator of your job, trine a very strong Jupiter in the fifth house.

Now, Jupiter rules the fifth house of creative works, and also the ninth house of higher learning, long journeys, and learned/religious people. So for example, if you get some kind of job offer abroad, or get a chance to enter partnership with a physician, for example (a doctor is a good example of a ninth house type of person), take it.This will be some avenue that will change your career for the better, though you may not recognize it as such right away.

So in short, I do not see your finances improving in the near future, but there will be a chance to improve your career, which will presumably lead to better earnings in the future.

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Free Astrology Advice: Horary Astrology – Should I Look for a New Job?

June 1, 2007 by  

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Horary Question:

Reorganisation at my job has left some junior managers redundant. They want to hire a new outside manager for our team. Our manager was offered her job back but decided to leave. I feel that the people who spoke up for us are going and they want new people who will want us to work unsocial hours. Should I look for a new job?

—M.

Nina Gryphon:

Dear M.,

Thank you for writing to me. I cast the horoscope for the moment that I understood your question, which is a method known as horary astrology. The horary chart for your question is below:

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Since your question is about work, we have to look at the 10th house of the profession. The degree on the 10th house cusp is 29° of Aquarius, indicating an imminent change in your work situation. So your current job will come to an end not too long from now, and it will be symbolized by Saturn, ruler of the late degree on the 10th house. The following job is represented by Jupiter in Sagittarius. So how is your current job? Saturn is in its detriment in Leo in the cadent third house, so it is bad. Very bad.

The new job looks considerably better. It is represented by the Great Benefic in its own sign near the cusp of the seventh house. The new job is considerably stronger than the old one. I don’t like the fact that Jupiter is retrograde, but it may simply indicate that a job you had rejected as a possibility before may now seem a whole lot more attractive. This would be supported by the fact that the Moon, your co-significator, is separating from a conjunction with Jupiter.

We see that your job has gotten a lot less pleasant recently; Mercury has entered the sign of Cancer, where it is in the detriment of Saturn (hating your current job), and exalting Jupiter (expecting great things of your next job). The good news is that your boss seems to like you, though unfortunately he or she cannot do a whole lot for you. This is because your boss is symbolized by the Sun in your sign, Gemini, but in the 12th house, from where it can do very little.

You probably will not stay in the job much longer — the Moon is about to trine Saturn, which rules the Arabian Part of Resignation and Dismissal, so I would expect you to leave in about a month or so. This is just as well, as the next job looks rather better than this one.

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Free Astrology Advice: Horary Astrology – Should I Change Jobs?

May 30, 2007 by  

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Horary Question:

I have been working as a freelance translator for four years, but things have slowed down dramatically since the last couple of months. No clients, insecurity and financial difficulties, etc.

Moreover, I am restless and dissatisfied with this job. I would like to do something else but I cannot imagine another activity which could give me the freedom I need.

The only job I am thinking about is astrology. I have begun formal training this year and I wonder if I should make the first move and organize some consultations.

—M.

Nina Gryphon:

Dear M.,

Thank you for writing to me. I cast a horary chart for the moment that I understood your question, and the drawing of that horoscope is below:

Horary Astrology – Should I Change Jobs?

We see that you are represented by Mercury, ruler of the first house of self. Mercury also rules the midheaven, which is the house of work. This is very appropriate, because you are self-employed, so in a sense, you and the job are one. So whatever happens to you, also happens to your job. We see that Mercury has recently changed signs, and has exited its own sign of Gemini, in order to enter the sign of Cancer. Whenever we get a horary question about a prospective change, we look at which position was better; the previous one or the current one. In this case, there’s no question that your old job, that is being a translator, was considerably better for you than being an astrologer. Mercury is very strong in Gemini, but in Cancer, it is Peregrine, meaning it has no essential dignity or strength. The fact that Mercury is slowing down in motion gives us yet another indicator that you are going to run into trouble if you leave your old occupation. As Mercury has already changed signs, this tells me that you might be asking me the question after the fact, at least after you have already made up your mind to become an astrologer.

However, we also need to look at the Moon, which is your co-significator. The Moon is very weak; it is in a cadent house, and it is in the sign of its detriment, Scorpio. The Moon is about to leave the region known as the Via Combusta, or the fiery road, which indicates that a period of emotional disturbance is coming to an end. Since Mars rules the eighth house of your clients’ money, we see that this emotional disturbance was connected with clients’ money not coming to you. As time goes on, I think you will find that your misgivings about your old job were somewhat exaggerated or overly emotional.

We also see that the Moon will next square Saturn in Leo, which is particularly malefic, as it is in the sign of its detriment. So the overall feeling in this horoscope is that hanging up your old job would lead to trouble. Personally, I do not see anything wrong with doing astrology as a sideline, perhaps during times when you don’t have many translation clients. However, Mercury’s loss of strength tells us very clearly that you might be acting too hastily in rejecting your translation business altogether.

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Free Astrology Advice: Horary Astrology – When Will I Get a New Job?

May 11, 2007 by  

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Horary Question:

Taking a huge risk, I resigned from my job. I sacrificed many things in life, took many risks to be qualified. My family is big and had to struggle even for basic things in life. And I found this job on my own at a diplomatic mission. They paid me the same salary as that of the clerk but I did a risky, important job. Superiors would commend me all the time, and they liked the change I brought to the department.

I gave myself one year to prove myself to the mission. At the end of it I asked them to bring my salary to the echelon I was entitled to. I was refused. I resigned on the 6th of March. Now I am working very hard to get a job in which I want to be as long as it is necessary. I am tired of changes in my life. I am just too tired. When will I get my new job?

—J.

Nina Gryphon:

Dear J.,

I can understand how frustrated you must feel after putting in so much effort only to be refused just compensation. Let us take a look at the astrological indications for your next job. I cast a horary chart for the time that I understood your question. The horoscope is below:

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In this chart, you are shown by the Moon, ruler of the first house of self. The Moon is in the ninth house of foreign travel and expansion of one’s horizons; as you said, this seems to fit with the general type of work that you have been doing and seek to do in the future. The job that you will get is ruled by the 10th house of work, and its ruler is Jupiter. Jupiter is very strong in its own sign of Sagittarius, and it is in the sixth house of service. Most likely, you will be required to work in a supportive role, and may help your coworkers do their jobs better as part of your job description. We see that the Moon (you) is very interested in Jupiter (the job), as the Moon is in Jupiter’s sign. Jupiter is also a little interested in the Moon, which, given they could have anyone they wanted for the position, is an excellent sign. Jupiter is in the face of the Moon.

The good news is that the Moon and Jupiter are applying to aspect, indicating that you and the job will meet. This will happen in about 8°, which translates to about nine or 10 time units, given that we are dealing with mutable signs. Most likely, this refers to weeks. You asked this question in April, but the chart I am working from has been cast for this morning, so we would expect you to get that job nine or 10 weeks from today, May 11.

I think you’ll be pleased to know that as time goes on, you will get paid according to your skills and responsibilities in this new job. This will be one of the main factors for deciding to take a job. Mars rules the next sign from the 10th house, indicating money from the job. Currently, it is in its own triplicity in Pisces, so it is moderately strong, indicating that the money will be good, though not great. The good news is that it is about to move into Aries, its own sign (and will get strengthened thereby) indicating that over the time of your tenure in this job, you will get raises that reflect your level of responsibility.

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Free Astrology Advice: Horary Question – When Will I Find a Better Job?

March 5, 2007 by  

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Horary Question:

Will I be able to change my job to a less stressful environment during 2007? I am a business executive and have been experiencing a very stressful job situation since 1999. I changed my job in November 2003 but has not seen any improvement in my tension.

I am very hardworking and dedicated to my job, my staff, and my employer. I do everything within my power with utmost dedication but results are not commensurate with my efforts. Projects get delayed and revenue targets are not met. Although I have brought significant reduction in annual operating loss of my current company, yet it is not enough to ensure sustainable growth and profitability. That’s why I want to take up some other job, which is not as stressful as my current job.

—M.

Nina Gryphon:

Dear M.,

Well, I don’t envy you. It so often seems that the people keeping companies running are those getting the least authority and credit for it. I guess they are too busy working to schmooze. Let’s see what lies ahead for you this year, job-wise. I cast a horary chart for the time that I understood your question. The horoscope for your question is below:

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You are shown by ruler of the first house of self, Mars in Aquarius. This means that you are very much in the power of whatever is signified by the ruler of Aquarius, Saturn. Saturn is currently very negative; in the sign of its detriment (Leo) and retrograde. When the Great Malefic is unhappy, he is quite nasty. Saturn rules your 10th house of career, so we see that your current job is indeed quite negative. Mars has recently left the sign of its exaltation, Capricorn, where he was still in the power of Saturn, but at least held a high position. At the moment, Mars is still influenced by Saturn, because Mars is in Aquarius, but no longer enjoys such an exalted place. This might have to do with the change of your job almost 3 years ago.

We don’t see anything better happening to Mars in the near future, but we can also take a look at your co-significator, the Moon. The Moon is in the detriment of Saturn, so it shows that emotionally, you really hate your job. The good news is that the Moon is applying to a very strong Jupiter in Sagittarius. Jupiter is the Great Benefic, so one would assume that happy days are ahead. The aspect between the Moon and Jupiter will occur in about 3°, so we would imagine that you will improve your situation in three months (hopefully this does not signify years!). Jupiter is also the planet ruling Pisces, which is the next sign into which Mars will ultimately pass. This is another hint that another, much better job lies ahead for you.

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Free Astrology Advice: Horary Question – Will I Get a New Job?

February 21, 2007 by  

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Horary Question:

My professional life is a mess. I feel very frustrated at the moment because I hate my work, I would like to do something that could give me some kind of motivation. The working conditions at my company are simply ridiculous, I have actually answered several job offers but so far I’ve had no results. I’m feeling very unhappy 🙁 and this is affecting me. What lies ahead for my career?

—P.

Nina Gryphon:

Dear P.,

I sympathize with your situation, as it seems there are far more terrible workplaces than good ones. I am not sure why, apart from the fact that many people bring their reptilian brain to work (instead of their frontal lobe), and they interact with others on the same level. Let’s look at the situation using horary astrology to see whether things will improve. The horary chart for your question is below:

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You are shown by Venus, ruler of the first house of self. Your co-significator is the Moon. Venus has recently moved into Aries, whereas before it was in Pisces, in the sign of its exaltation. In Aries, Venus is in the sign of its detriment, so we have a very dramatic loss of comfort, enjoyment, or status. It may be that very recently, something happened at your job to make it totally unbearable, which is what prompted this question.

Your co-significator, the Moon, is exiting Aries and will enter Taurus in about a degree. This tells me that you’re probably going to leave your job. I like that in entering Taurus, the Moon enters the sign of its exaltation, so we get a sense that you be moving to a better place. Because this is going to happen in 1°, I would give this a month or maybe even a year, depending on how long these things normally take where you are. We also note that the Arabian Part of Resignation and Dismissal is at 5° Gemini, which your significator, Venus, will sextile in about 4 1/2 degrees. This would indicate that we are looking at about four weeks = one month before you leave the place. Two aspects show the same event in this chart.

We see that the Moon very recently squared Mars in Capricorn, which is in the sign of the Moon’s detriment. Mars rules the seventh house of coworkers, as well as the 12th house of hidden enemies. So either of these people, perhaps they are one and the same, may have done something recently that would really be the last straw for you.

Incidentally, yes, your job really does stink. It is represented by the 10th house of career, ruled by Saturn in detriment retrograde. There are few things worse than this. But cheer up, you’re not going to be there much longer.

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Free Astrology Advice: Horary Question – What Happened? Will We Reunite?

January 15, 2007 by  

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Horary Question:

Last year, I started a new job and eventually noticed that one of my coworkers seemed to be interested in me. I was also becoming very interested in him – there was definitely something between us. I asked him out, but he declined because we worked together. However, he said if that weren’t the case, he’d be with me in a heartbeat.

We never saw each other outside of work, and our interactions were always very professional and appropriate. Our relationship was really never more than friendship, although my feelings for him continued to increase.

Unfortunately, my department supervisor began to bully me, set me up to fail, and instigate rumours about me within the company. I knew she considered me a threat, and I wondered if she had taken an unhealthy interest in my friendship with this man and was somehow jealous.

This man seemed to distance himself from me, although he never treated me any differently. I used to see him all the time at work, and then suddenly, he was never around. By July, I hardly ever saw him, and in September, I quit the company because I couldn’t stand the bullying and harassment from my supervisor. I haven’t seen or spoken with him since then.

My question is basically: What happened? It seemed that he and I were getting along very well, and I have absolutely no doubt that there was something between us, and then suddently it was gone. Apart from possible interference from my supervisor, I cannot seem to find an obvious reason for the feeling to just go completely dead, unless I completely misunderstood his attentions.

Was he really interested in me? And if so, why did everything suddenly disappear? Is there any chance that he and I may renew our bond in the future?

—R.

Nina Gryphon:

Dear R.,

Situations like the one you describe always make me wonder what the heck was really going on behind the scenes. In my experience, a lot of workplace politics is stranger than fiction, and often, when relationships in the workplace come to light, one can feel as though one is living on the set of a soap opera. So when I examine this horary horoscope, I will keep an eye out for interesting and complex relationships you may not have known about. The horary chart for your question is below:

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In this horary chart, you are shown by Mercury, ruler of the first house of self. We will also look at Venus, which rules your female urge to find a mate, and at the Moon, which shows your emotions. The man in question is shown by Jupiter, ruler of your seventh house of partners, and by the Sun, which shows his male urge to find a mate. We will look at the way these planets interact to determine the influences upon your relationship.

We see that the Moon is in Sagittarius in the seventh house, showing that emotionally, you are still quite interested in your former coworker. We also see that you have mostly gotten over the heartbreaking nature of the situation, since we see that your significator, Mercury, has just moved out of Capricorn, where it was in the fall of Jupiter, into Aquarius. Your acute disappointment in the unpleasant end of the relationship has mostly passed.

We see that the Moon has just separated from a sextile to Venus, and prior to that, separated from a conjunction with Jupiter. When we see a separating aspect between the two people you want to bring together, this usually means that the two of you got as close together to a relationship as is going to happen. This notion is confirmed by the fact that Jupiter is in its own sign in Sagittarius, where it is in the detriment of Mercury. In other words, this man is very interested in protecting himself at work and he has his own interests in mind, and this harms you (Mercury). In short, I do not think that a relationship will be rekindled with him, since he is too interested in himself to put himself out for you.

So, it looks as though the reason he backed away from the relationship, was that it was starting to impinge upon his comfort level. If he found himself having feelings for you, this was not part of his plan, and he had to distance himself.

I did wonder to what degree your former boss played into this. The boss is shown by the ruler of your 10th house of superiors, Saturn, which is in its detriment in Leo, and retrograde. This is one nasty individual, and the fact that Saturn is in an angular house, shows that she had the means to really make your life unpleasant, and she did. Saturn squares the ascendant-descendant axis in mundo, harming your relationships. What is interesting is that Saturn is not in negative dignities of Mercury, suggesting that whatever she did to you, it was not personal. It was strictly business. Note that Saturn is in Leo, which is ruled by the Sun. As you will recall, the Sun is the “me Tarzan” part of your former coworker. I do believe your boss was interested in this man, and she did what she could to get you out of the picture.

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