In answer to all those who have asked me the very popular question:“What aspects must people have in their Natal Chart to be rich or become so in their lives?” 

 

The subject is so vast that it would need a whole book to cover it but I will try to give as full an answer as possible in the smallest space possible. Firstly, an introduction should be given, which I consider very important, and it is that food, emotion and money are closely interconnected. Indeed, the planets that symbolize them, Jupiter-Venus, are found in the 2nd house - Taurus, which represent the first years of life of the child during which food is provided by the mother, at the same time conveying love, is intrinsically combined with affection; food that the child, once an adult, must obtain by earning money.As a consequence, the monetary relationship that marks it derives from the food-affection experience at that age.  

To go back to the question, the first thing that I consider are the radical aspects formed by Jupiter-money:if totally wounded, the person lives under the sway of money; that is, when they have it, they behave like Scrooge and if they don’t have it, they are parsimonious:in either case, they are, or live, like a “beggar”. If, on the other hand, radix Jupiter is completely harmonious, he is generous, irrespective of the amount and he needs money to live:he is or lives like a “rich man”.  

The planet often presents beneficial and dissonant aspects at the same time and occupies signs or houses that make him more or less strong and therefore must be analysed carefully, in order to understand all the various peculiarities as reflected in the individual.  

Personally, I consider the aspects that Jupiter receives from the slow planets to be of primary importance, the constrained and limited symbolism of which I list below.

Pluto positive to Jupiter. The subject feels his back is covered financially because he is aware that his work, which he usually performs with enthusiasm, allows him to earn money or because the people belonging to the clan support him when needed or leave him a legacy or make gains on the stock exchange.   

Pluto negative to Jupiter. The subject, during the course of his life, has suffered times of poverty and/or suffered from hunger, a privation he never wants to experience again, and so it becomes indispensable for him to have money, using any means or expedient (deceit, fraud, theft) in order to obtain it and keep hold of it.  

Neptune harmonious to Jupiter represents the importance of investments for the individual, the satisfaction at having and increasing liquidity, the happy detachment with which he manages money and the unimaginable income available to him.  

Neptune disharmonious to Jupiter symbolises the lack of availability of money, which, for most people, is due to so-called “pockets with holes in them” or unexpected losses or difficulties in carrying out continuous work, while, for the wealthy, it arises from the need to continue to invest in capital or in property.  

Uranus beneficial to Jupiter indicates an increase in living standards for the individual in the course of his life, caused by the quantity and the originality with which he performs his work, whatever it may be, but may also be due to unexpected earnings, such as winnings from betting. 

Uranus harmful to Jupiter indicates the person’s pleasure in spending money but irregular or imprudent management or unforeseen incidents can cause financial collapses.  

Saturn positive to Jupiter represents the sense of justice that the person also applies in financial matters and so pays out or receives, down to the last penny, what is owed and what is due.  Rationality, prudence and control underpin the economic management.  

Saturn negative to Jupiter:the person, having been deprived of nutrition, projects their frustration through money, acting in two completely opposite ways:either he tries his utmost to save money, allowing himself only the essentials for living and exploits people or events to build up that much-loved nest-egg that ensures he can cope with any setback, or he is one of those who parsimoniously manage to raise their living standard but that, sometimes, influenced by the transits of negative Saturn, undergoes and/or causes some incident, which leads to the return to the original living standards. 

Of course, the aspects that Jupiter receives from the fast planets are also important but, unlike the slow planets, the symbols express the deepest characteristics of each one of us and so form part of us “forever”, whereas those of the fast planets can be adjusted or changed during the course of a lifetime.  For example, Venus disharmonious to Jupiter represents the tendency of the subject to give more presents than are due to the partner or people he loves, in order to demonstrate the affection he feels for them, but, above all, seeks to be accepted and loved more, thereby compensating for the fear of not being loved for himself; attitudes that, with time, when he feels secure, will become blunt or change completely.  

Attention should be paid to the houses, both to the 2nd, which represents the financial situation in which the subject finds himself at birth (which may in any case also be interpreted in house IV, especially if Jupiter is positioned there) and the money that the subject will earn through his work, and to the 8th, which symbolises the money of others, that is, money he may receive through inheritance or by performing public works:politics, mayoral service, insurance etc. 

The planets that occupy these two houses should also be assessed since they indicate the methods by which the individual engages with money.  For example, wounded Pluto in the 2ndhouse represents the subject’s tendency to exploit the people of the clan and, in order to obtain their money, cynically use any stratagem; if harmonious, he will in any event succeed in drawing benefit from these people, but will do so in a captivating way, certainly trying to help himself, but them too, if possible.  

Uranus in the 8thhouse, if beneficial, for example, to Mercury, may indicate the capacity of the individual to make money due to his marked intelligence, receiving study bursaries or teaching his school companions as an adolescent, and it can also represent the possibility of inheriting from relatives and/or siblings.  

Of course, the sign belonging to the two specific houses should also be considered, for example, the 2ndhouse in Virgo denotes the need for the individual to save money in the little daily things, to travel for miles to buy the same product for less. This is despite the fact that they have a fine radix Jupiter, which, on the other hand, drives them to present themselves lavishly in other situations.   

In the same way, account must be taken of the signs in which Jupiter is positioned:the planet in Pisces or in the 12th house reflects the vulnerability of the financial management, because the person oscillates under the influence of emotion and tends to spend more or less than what is due, depending on his feelings at that instant.  

What I have written might seem complete but it is not, because the aspects that the luminaries and the fast planets form with Pluto are of fundamental importance in the symbolism of others’ money and with Neptune, in the sense of liquidity.  For example, Pluto dissonant to Venus may indicate that the person is being cheated by the partner on economical questions, which may seriously undermine his finances, or that the subject, in order to obtain emotional-sensual-sexual satisfaction, is ready to spend large amounts of money. 

And here I conclude, underlining that, to astrologically analyse a sector:financial, work, emotional life or health, account must be taken of all the indications that the Zodiac makes available to us, working round the clock.  

translated by Nick Skidmore

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