I've always had problems and difficulties. Probably the main reason I became interested in astrology was to discover the reasons for the difficulty I face in my life. I remember when I first created my natal chart. Of coures at the time I didn't have a clue what any of it meant, but I read up on individual things, and it made scense. Yet a part of my chart never seemed to make scense, whether I read an explination, or tried to figure it out myself, I was stuck. It took me some time to find out that I have poor house placements. About half of the planets in my chart are placed in houses they don't feel comfortable in, and a few of the aspects are noticiably difficult.
-sun in the 8th house (I know the 8th house is traditionaly death, but has been reasigned to things like rebirth)
-Sun in libra (fall)
-moon in the 12th house
-moon in capricorn (fall)
-saturn in capriorn (home, which makes it better at making me depressed)
-saturn also in the 12th house, in a conjunction to my moon.
-neptune in the 12th house (I've heard here this is difficult, also 'accidental dignificatoin').
-Mars in the 4rth house (heard this causes family trouble)
-Sun square uranus (when uranus is in the 11th, so accidentaly dignified I think)
-Sun square my 12th house neptune
-Chiron in the 6th house, opposite my moon in capricorn.
-venus in virgo (fall)
From what I've read about these, my life should be horrible, full of depression, soaked in loneliness, stuffed with delusion and wounds, marinaded with misery, have plenty of pang, be teeming with torment, bountiful with despair, cramed with calamity, and jammed with jinxes. My placements seem to be where my despair comes from. If anyone knows of any placement that is worse, please tell me, so I can feel better; if there is a worse placement that I don't know about, I probably have it.
Here's where the confusion kicks in. Even though I have super-downright ugly placemenets, my aspects are amazing!
-Sun trined to mars, north node, and my ascendant; sextile jupiter.
-Venus tried to my IC, moon, and ascendant.
-Mercury trined to moon, saturn, neptune; sextile pluto.
-Mars sextile jupiter
-And moon sextile pluto the IC.
Doesn't sound that cool in text, but my chart itself has a myrid of trines between my 12th and 8th house planets, and those planets to my IC.
The confusion lies here. Do my planets being poorly placed overpower my helpful aspects, vise-versa? Would all my trines and sextiles simply be "making the best of a bad placement" or would they have any net-gain when the placements are taken from them?
In a hard-confusing-overly-though-of nutshell, what does it mean if the placements are poor but the aspects are positive?
Also, I have such a heavy saturn, yet my mercury is in virgo and recieves a ton of trines and sextiles. Oddly enough, my sad saturn is trined to my happy mercury. This I have no idea what to make of.
Thanks to anyone who can squeegee my window and clear things up for me. I would grab your hand and shake it happily with thanks, but that would be difficult to do over the internet.
Edit: found this out after looking at the # of threads in the main forum, this is thread #666 of the Natal Astrology category. Just thought that was interesting...