Basic Mercury in Capricorn traits include slow movement and speech, gradual mental processes, an excellent academic memory, and factual thinking. Their tight speech and tactics may intimidate others because Capricorn radiates a need for control. Others who misunderstand the concept of reality confuse or irritate Mercury in Capricorn. The Mercury in Capricorn enjoys methodical movement. They rarely go into a situation unprepared, and when they do, multiple cases of fear and anxieties set in. The levels of anxiety are high for this placement, and they may be very mistrusting.
Mercury’s position in Capricorn extends logic, categorizes facts, and suppresses the vocal expression. Capricorn’s need for structure bends Mercury’s rational thinking into the belief of cold, hard facts, so it’s rare that Mercury in Capricorn takes in eccentric opinions. In fact, the opinions of others hold little weight with this placement; they take the teachings and structures given at a younger age into account instead. Those younger than Mercury in Capricorn find difficulty engaging them in conversation because of Capricorn’s vocalization of hard-set rules; things MUST be this way.
Nessus, a Centaur located in the outer planet's orbit patterns, represents betrayal and healing. It occasionally visits us in the form of the Houses and Zodiac signs it occupies. As a Centaur, Nessus connects the patterns of Saturn and Pluto: karma and healing, lessons and transformation. The main purpose of Nessus is to chip away at things holding us to the past, giving us more opportunities for the future in the process. A main theme of the Centaur Nessus is intimidation tactics, abuse, denial, and the process that it takes to heal the results. For this reason, Nessus may rule the psyche, and its close proximity to Neptune helps to eventually dissolve the issues brought forth in the first place. An example of a less productive healing process would be the act of vengeance.
Description of Sagittarius Traits
The Sun in Sagittarius traits include personal connections with the spirit, culture, and philosophies. This star sign’s ego revolves around the teachings of those around them, particularly their father. The ego of this sun sign is a result of their world-view’s health; pessimism alongside of a lack of information destroys confidence. Sagittarius traits stem from their father’s teachings as well. On account of the Sun, Sagittarius receives willpower from an optimistic worldview, solid teachings, and their ability to teach others. Certain Sagittarius traits receive the Sun’s creativity by being attentive to cultures and their surroundings.
Overview of Sagittarius Traits:
The Sagittarius personality openly investigates others’ personal views. All opinions are taken into account because a big Sagittarius trait is lack of judgment. The Sun in Sagittarius accepts or tolerates a wide range of views, philosophies, cultures, and teachings. Unlike Taurus, who appreciates rather than seeks, the Sagittarius Sun actively seeks artistic talents. Museums, historical sites, and libraries are examples of favorable locations for Sagittarius.
Sagittarius Traits Through Fire:
Being a fire sign, Sagittarius enjoys activity; although, their style is different than competitive Aries or egocentric Leo. Instead, Sagittarius’ activity focuses on large groups of people. The Sun in Sagittarius’ traits as a fire sign seeks to teach and understand large groups of people. For this reason, they may be seen as extroverted, as they want to collect multiple viewpoints in their lifetime.
A very noticeable Sagittarius trait is their ability to confront others; they believe that sharing opinions is an important characteristic for the success of society. The Sun in Sagittarius considers the voices and viewpoints of all people; no single opinion is right or wrong. In return, they ask for consideration as well, and as a fire sign, they become frustrated when realizing that that isn’t the case.
Scorpio Ascendant Description
The Scorpio Rising sign has an ever-changing and competitive identity. The thirst for competition makes the Scorpio sign crave social validation, self development, and movement of the identity. Strategy and tact fills the Scorpio Rising's need for competition by surpassing the physical attributes of acquaintances. The Rising sign in Scorpio's development is simultaneously destructive and healing. They associate with psychologists and mental healers as acquaintances; the Scorpio Rising's close association with healers benefits their identity's development.
26.40 Aries to 10 degrees Taurus
Krittika is the 3rd Lunar Mansion, occupying the last degrees of Aries and the beginning of Taurus. The Moon is exalted in Krittika, making its qualities extraordinarily powerful. Its symbols include fire and sharp objects, giving the Nakshatra its qualities of appreciation for action and even danger. This placement brings fortune in public affairs, projects, recognition, and earning.
The Sun Rulership
Krittika is an auspicious placement in the Sun. The sun's influence makes the Nakshatra a good place for attention seekers, actors, the flamboyant, and competitive natives. They rarely show outward insecurities; instead, they deal with emotions head on as to quickly deal with them. Its position encourages assertion, so Krittika is likely to be the center of public attention in a positive way. Associates of the Nakshatra Krittika receive large amounts of admiration; although, admiration possibly turns to jealousy in the more insecure.
Exaltation in the Moon
Krittika is also exalted in the Moon because of its comfort in independence. The Nakshatra Krittika turns to the self (Sun) for comfort; they do not rely on others for reassurance. Self-reliance shines best in a weak Venus and a strengthened Mars. Because of their self assertion, it's unlikely for this Nakshatra to marry someone more powerful. Instead, Krittika will be the more powerful spouse financially and emotionally; the partner will, instead, be dependent on them. However, the Krittika Nakshatra needs a large amount of attention, so it can be said that the Krittika native is dependent on their own partner for admiration.
The parents of the Krittika Nakshatra had completely different styles. The mother of this Nakshatra probably unintentionally ignored her child, starving the Krittika native of attention. On the other end, the father of the Krittika Nakshatra built his child on solid, attentive ground. The father's nurturing brought solid ethic, a need to obtain goals. For this reason, Krittika enjoys the center-stage on account of their father's praise.
Finances and support is a result of the father figure. The more feminine parent stays on the sidelines, more than likely nurturing the other children. The masculine parent of Krittika takes on the nurturing and discipline role, making them an idol in the eyes of the Krittika child.
The actions and drive of Mars in the 4th House started in the native's upbringing. The foundation of the native, being the family, culture, and home, serve the native's activity and motivation. The Mars in the 4th native represents the common people, poorer to lower middle class, the hard workers, the supportive base of the large masses. Very often, these people are soldiers (Mars) who sacrifice themselves to fight for their countries (4th House). This placement also represents reconstruction; if the family or country is broken, these natives task themselves to repair the unstructured.
Earnings for Mars in the 4th House find fortune in fluid work. Finding work through self-motivated responsibility, such as in real estate, suits this placement. Employment requiring high energy and dedication prospers in Mars, but the presence of a weakened Moon and Jupiter hinders the prior qualities. It's unlikely that a solid career is kept throughout the lifetime; instead, the Mars native frequently changes paths.
Impatience is a strong feeling for the Mars in the 4th native. Surprisingly, they can be very unchanging, seeing themselves as conservatives. This is due to the static 4th House which molds the native into believing that their culture, beliefs, and upbringing yield the way to success. If the Mars in the 4th native does not have a solid Moon or Jupiter, frequent movement and uprooting of the home life occurs.
The parents of this native love competition. Family tradition lies in sports, politics, and overall exertion. Instability due to conflict and too much action harms the home life. Terrible afflictions to Mars leads to violence and arguments in the household.
Mars Trine Midheaven in the 6th and 2nd
The Mars Trine Midheaven native possesses powerful open enemies (6th House). Potentially, this is a result of the enemies that business brings. This placement is ferociously political and competitive, representing campaigns, sports, and business ownership. Their reputation is hard working and aggressive in a positive light, but it's possible to be too aggressive with this placement. A fruitful Mars represents enthusiastic work ethic. They satiate their aggression by performing daily tasks. A lack of aggression due to a weakened Mars incapacitates the work ethic, hurting the native's career despite the free-flowing energy.
In the 2nd House, the Mars Trine Native's approaches business methodically. The goals of the Mars native are set in material gain, money, and possessions. The vocal expression of the Mars native aids the 10th House; they speak harshly, and they speak of what they're driven towards. A fortunate Mars may be bad and good in this House; there's always the possibility of over-spending.
Strengths and Weaknesses of Mars Trine Midheaven
A Mars Trine Midheaven native experiences free-flowing confidence in the career when occupying a confident sign. The presence of Aries, other fire signs, Capricorn, or Scorpio give the most motivation towards action in a career. The free-flowing energy into the Midheaven leads to activity toward success. However, weaker signs in Mars, including Taurus, Cancer, or Libra slow the energies of Mars. Rather than motivation, Mars experiences passive gain towards career goals.
The Mars Trine Midheaven native receives empowerment from wearing red. The color red extends their ambition. The act of argument encourages these natives to succeed, especially when others doubt them. Mars Trine Midheaven most likely occupies themselves in sports or competition, so the actual act of competition, whether between co-workers (6th House) or survival (2nd House, motivates them greatly.
Mars Trine Midheaven Traits
13.20 to 26.40 Sagittarius
Having Venus as a ruler, Puvarshada, centered in Sagittarius, focuses humanistic views into acts of pleasure. This Nakshatra rules envy and indulgence, interesting when combined with a fire sign. Indulgences center on the growth of the self and others, but the growth is only experienced by the Puvarshada native. This particular Sagittarius native dislikes taking advice; although, they readily give it. A pet peeve of Puvarshada is dishonesty and hypocrisy; they believe that all words and actions should be truthful.
Because honesty prevails, the Sagittarius native experiences difficulty maintaining relationships. Unhappiness and discomfort are readily expressed, and Puvarshada loathes closed spaces. If a relationship suffocates them, it will be apparent to the partner. For this reason, the Puvarshada native will not marry until much later in life, and it will be very delayed. The Nakshatra's confrontational nature informs others that closed off spaces will not be tolerated.
The Puvarshada native is a healer and a teacher. Through the subjects of the planets, Puvarshada works toward spiritual and physical connections. In their eyes, others need to see and understand how close humanity really is. Puvarshada achieves this through optimistic teachings, philosophy, religion, or plain love. Through their lifetime, they discover that life is full of sensuality and pleasure, and they adopt beliefs that the key to life is enjoyment. A main goal of the Puvarshada Nakshatra is to teach others that enjoyment makes life sweeter and easier to handle. A genuine downside to this humanist view is the ignorance of one's health. This Sagittarius centered Nakshatra may avoid one too many doctor's appointments, and it's likely that they'll suffer for it.
Puvarshada in a particular planet adapts an inability to "lose" in that planet. For example, Moon in 15 degrees Sagittarius teaches and emotionally connects to the public without interruption. Venus in 20 degrees Sagittarius adapts an ever-lasting affection, very sincere, and they experience little to no intrusion in pleasures. As "The Invincible Star", this Nakshatra generates success and ease. Defeat is an unheard term to Puvarshada.
The Sextile in Sun Sextile Midheaven (MC)
The native must use the Sun's distinctive energies to unlock the career potential from the Midheaven due to the nature of the sextile. The career found in the 10th House requires free-thinking, talent, and a strong ego for success. Alongside a particular push forward, the sextile is activated slowly throughout lifetime. It has the nature of a free-flowing challenge. The native will be confident and capable of pursuing goals, and their goals lead to personal successes and expansion of the creativity.
The Sun sextile Midheaven is a political placement. Careers including politics, management, acting, and entrepreneurship help bring the Sun sextile Midheaven native to fame. Strong Libra and Taurus placements, connected to the Sun, make a successful actor and artist. A Sun in Pisces natives' fame reaches endless bounds, and a Sun in Capricorn's reputation will be the entirety of their legacy. The Midheaven reveals the nature of reputation and future.
Important Figures for Sun Sextile Midheaven
The Sun Sextile Midheaven native gains potential from authoritative figures, especially their father or masculine parental figure. If the Sun is in a masculine placement, the native receives motivation through action, self confidence, and encouragement. A healthy relationship with the father brings loads of career potential for the Sun Sextile Midheaven placement.
Each person is unique, and each personal combination creates flow and challenge. Qualities of two individuals can be compared, and the comparison creates something astrologers call Synastry. Synastry applies to all things capable of forming a relationship, living or non-living. Conflict or fortune between attitudes, for example, is in the 1st House; forms of communication are found in Mercury; mutual or incompatible psychological states are in the 4th Houses and the Moon. Expression of affection or dislike for one another is found through Venus and the Moon. Every combination is unique, and each result depends on both individuals.
At a young age, our development depends almost entirely on our family. In Synastry, their teachings are found in the 4th House, Sun, Moon, and some other placements, dependent on the actual native. Stable psychology results from fortunate pathways taken by our families; if you were taught right, you'll act right. Unfortunate placements give the native difficulties later in life. Relating back to Synastry, different parenting styles and upbringings may make or break a particular relationship.
Romance and Friendship
As we age, we develop traits which revolve around experience with others. We begin to experience attraction through Venus, connection through the Moon, and we develop preference. Our friendships expose themselves in the 11th House; our partnerships, the 7th House. And through these things, Synastry affects our actual personality. Without relationships, our development reaches only as far as our own horizons.