10 Talents Revealed in Astrological Charts

Where do unusual traits come from? What’s on the astrological chart of a global beauty, leading artist, celebrity, or billionaire? Obviously, these people have something special. . . And maybe you do too.
athletic prowess
The great planet Mars, the planet of aggression, appears powerfully in the charts of athletes, who are statistically more likely than non-athletes to have Mars within walking distance of Ascending or Midheaven.
The conjunction of Mars/Mid-sky appears in the charts of Muhammad Ali, Capricorn with the conjunction mentioned in Taurus; Tiger Woods, Capricorn with the same conjunction in Gemini; and Lebron James, Capricorn with the Mars/Midheaven conjunction in Pisces. Then there’s the amazing Simone Biles, a Pisces. It has the Mars/Midheaven conjunction in Virgo, the sign of perfection.
Mars can also be prominent in other ways. It could be well positioned by a sign – in Aries, the sign it rules, or in Capricorn, its sign of exaltation. It can be well positioned in terms of aspect. For example, it may be associated with the Sun, as in the charts of swimmer Michael Phelps and footballer Megan Rapinoe. It can be notable because it is associated with almost all other planets, such as Roger Federer’s planet, which covers all planets except Neptune.
Oddly enough, Mars can be dominant because it doesn’t make any sides at all. Such a solitary body, unimpeded by other planets with competing agendas, operates without interference and could, therefore, be the most powerful planet in the chart.
I don’t want to imply that Mars is the only planet that affects athletic ability. The well-placed sun gives you vitality. Mercury imparts speed. Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto give strength. Sports, like other talents, is the fusion of many factors.
Finally, although talented athletes are born under each of the signs of the zodiac, fire and earth signs are more common among them than air and water. Athletes, like artists, benefit from Leo’s touch – not because it enhances athletic ability but because it stimulates a love of performance. This is definitely part of the game.
Beauty (or the force of gravity)
Just as Mars enhances athletic ability, Venus amplifies beauty and attraction, especially when it is
Conjugate the ascendant, the sun, the moon, the middle of the sky, or the ruler of the ascension.
In the first or tenth house.
In Taurus or Libra, signs that he rules.
Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck and Paul Newman have all associated Venus with ascending. So do Cameron Diaz, Angelina Jolie, and Beyoncé, who have an unusual triple conjunction of Venus, Pluto, and Ascendant—an irresistible combination.
Venus also appears near Midheaven in the charts of beautiful people. Examples include Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Nicole Kidman, Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham and David Bowie. Beauty standards may change. But this is one area where Venus will always have the last word.
Not everyone with a prominent Venus boasts a gorgeous face. What they have is more valuable, because Venus bestows the force of gravity.
“You made me love you,” Judy Garland sings in a framed photo of Clark Gable. “I didn’t want to do that.” She couldn’t help her though, nor anyone else. He has Venus in the ascendant.
celebrity call
Pop artist Andy Warhol is best known for his paintings of Campbell’s soup cans. his silkscreen portraits of Elvis Presley, Jackie Kennedy, and hundreds of other people; his high-profile celebrity life; And his insightful statement, “In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.” Well, that was easy for him to say. Here are the components that celebrity appeal requires (see figure below):
Planets conjunct Midheaven and/or in the Tenth House.
The planets are associated with the ascendant and/or in the first house.
A touch of a lion.
So how did his scheme stack up with these specs?
He had Jupiter, the planet of expansion and good fortune, in conjunction with Media, along with Mars, Chiron, and the North Node in the 10th house.
His Sun was closely associated with the ascendant, and he had two planets – Venus and Neptune, guardians of Art – in the first house.
His sun and three other planets are ascending in Leo. Fame was his birthright.
Andy Warhol’s birth chart.
healing hands
Doctors, nurses, acupuncturists, podiatrists, dentists, and others with a desire for healing share some astrological characteristics:
By sign: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, Water signs, promote empathy. Virgo encourages intellectual curiosity about health and healing techniques. Aquarius increases human anxiety.
By Planets: Research has shown that doctors often have Saturn paired, opposite ascendant, or Midheaven. Pluto, the planet of transformation, and Mars also feature heavily in healers’ charts.
By House: The most important placements related to health are the Sixth House of Health and Services; The eighth house of surgery, research, death and resurrection; The twelfth house of secrets and hospitals.
A house is strong if it has one or more planets, but even an empty house can be more important than it seems. If the ruler of this house is associated with the Sun, Moon, Ascension or Midheaven, then the affairs of this house will always be lively.
In the 1950s, Dr. Jonas Salk, who developed the first polio vaccine, was more than famous. It was respectable. In those days, polio was an epidemic. In 1952 alone, 58,000 people in the United States fell ill, many were paralyzed, and more than 3,000 people died, most of them children.
After the Salk vaccine became available, those numbers fell. By 1994, there was not a single case of polio in the Western Hemisphere. The number of lives he saved was estimated to be in the millions.
So, where does this healing power come from? His scheme accurately shows the adjectives enumerated earlier in this section (see the following figure):
By sign: He has planets in all three water signs. His Sun is in Scorpio, along with Mars, Mercury and Ascendant. Moon and North Node in Pisces. Saturn and Pluto are in Cancer.
He also has Jupiter and Uranus in Aquarius, which show his enthusiasm for human causes and interest in science.
By Planet: It does not have Saturn conjugated or opposite of the Ascendant or Midheaven. But his Saturn is prominent anyway as part of a narrow grand train connecting the Sun, Moon, Saturn, and Pluto.
By Home: Salk was not a clinician who saw individual patients in his office. So it is not surprising that he does not have anything in the sixth service house. Instead, as his sun in the twelfth house suggests, he’s been working behind the scenes. Three planets plus Ascendant in Scorpio indicate his interest in research, as do Saturn and Pluto in the eighth house, an inspiring position to investigate life and death matters.
Jonas Salk's birth chart
Business savvy
How are Fortune 500 CEOs different from you and me? Here’s how to determine executive ability:
By reference: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are the prominent signs of business. Equally important is Scorpio, the sign of power politics, covert operations and restraint. In business, as in other areas, you might also expect to see a bit of a lion. This is because Leo longs to be on top, and they would be happy to put in hours – those years make – working overtime to achieve that goal.
By Planet: Saturn, well positioned by sign, house, and aspect, bestows organizational ability, Mercury provides communication skill, and Mars fuels competitive motivation.
By House: Find planets in the 10th House of Fame, 6th House of Business, 2nd House of Money, 8th Investment House. These homes support executive capacity. Also, the planets in the 1st house can give charisma, which is often the hallmark of a successful CEO.
Jack Welch, Chairman and CEO of General Electric for 20 years, demonstrates many of these traits (see figure below):
By sign: With the planets in all three earth signs, as well as the ascending Capricorn and the Sun in Scorpio, Welch shows a clear organizational ability.
By Planet: Saturn rules its ascension and is therefore its ruling planet. Mercury is associated with Midheaven. But its most notable planet is its command of Mars. She is angular (in the first house), closely associated with his ascendancy, well-motivated, and in a sign of her exaltation, all of which makes him exceptionally competitive and aggressive.
By House: His Sun is in the 10th house of professional and public life and is the expanding planet Jupiter, which is an indicator of public fame and another sign of leadership ability. Its moon is located in the eighth house of investments, along with two other planets. His chart ruler, Saturn, is located in the second house of money.
Say what you will about the corporate world, where Jack Welch belongs. The same can be said of Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, and Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook. Their birth times, and thus their positions in the home, are unknown. Their signs say it all. Bezos is Capricorn, with five planets in Earth signs and one in Scorpio. Zuckerberg is a Taurus, with four planets in Earth signs and four in Scorpio. Like the rest of us, they live out their schemes.
The ability to make money
These are the traditional signs that indicate the ability to raise money and material goods, whether through your own efforts or through good fortune:
Planets in the second and eighth houses.
Strong and well-visited planets rule the 2nd and 8th houses.
Jupiter is in good shape. If you’re lucky, you’ll somehow connect to the second and eighth house. Perhaps it will be placed in one of those homes. He could form a strong side with the ruler of one of those houses. can rise. Or it could be sitting at the top of the chart like a crown.
A quick look at Jack Welch’s chart shows exactly what you might expect:
Jack Welch’s birth chart.
He has four planets in the second and eighth houses, including Saturn, the ruler of his Ascendant.
The planets ruling his second and eight houses are well-placed. Neptune, the ruler of his second house, is conjunct the Moon in the eighth house. Mercury, the ruler of his eighth house, is conjunct the Midheaven.
As for Jupiter, it’s powerful by sign (because it’s in Sagittarius, the sign it rules); by house (because it’s in the tenth house of reputation); and by aspect (because it’s conjunct his Sun).
Activist capability
In troubled times, it sometimes takes a visionary activist to galvanize public opinion. Activists often pay a steep price for taking a stand. Yet they are unwavering in their commitment and energetic in their actions. Here are a few astrological indications that encourage activism:
Planets in cardinal signs. If you want to start a movement – or anything else – planets in Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn are essential, with special emphasis on fiery Aries, the high-energy sign of the warrior, and earthy, ambitious, get-it-done Capricorn, the sign of structure.
Planets in Aquarius, the freedom-loving, humanitarian sign of the future, or in the eleventh house of friends, community, and society.
A prominent Mars, the planet of action.
Feminist activist Gloria Steinem has all of these celestial indicators. She is an Aries with four planets in cardinal signs: Pluto in Cancer, Jupiter in Libra, and the Sun and Mars in Aries. She has two planets and the North Node in Aquarius. Finally, her Mars is in Aries, one of the two signs it rules; it is conjunct her Sun in Aries; and it is the ruler of her Scorpio Ascendant. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a stronger Mars.
Or consider the chart of climate activist Greta Thunberg. I don’t know what time she was born, so her chart has been calculated arbitrarily for dawn and constructed, for convenience, using “whole sign” houses. But please ignore the houses: without a birthtime, house divisions are meaningless. Signs and aspects, on the other hand, are full of information. Like Gloria Steinem, she has all the markers for activism:
She has four planets, including the Sun and Moon, in pragmatic, goal-oriented Capricorn, a cardinal sign. She was also born under a new moon — a promising indication.
She has two planets in Aquarius, which is a signature of her generation.
And she has Mars in Scorpio — a sign it rules — conjunct Venus, giving her passion and staying power. But Mars also makes a few stressful aspects so it won’t always be easy. Watching her is going to be interesting.
Greta Thunberg's birth chart.
Psychic ability
Whether you call it extrasensory perception, clairvoyance, a sixth sense, or plain old intuition, psychic ability isn’t as rare as you might think. Here’s how to find it:
By sign: Pisces, Scorpio, and Cancer bolster psychic ability. Sagittarius can also support a tendency in that direction.
By planet: Neptune and the Moon keep the channels of reception open, especially if they’re conjunct. A prominent Uranus can generate flashes of insight and understanding. Aspects between Pluto and the Sun, Moon, Mercury, or Ascendant boost the powers of perception. None of this is guaranteed to make you psychic. But if your powers of observation are acute enough, no one can tell the difference.
By house: The twelfth, eighth, and fourth houses carry the most weight.
A classic illustration of psychic ability gone wild is the renowned healer Edgar Cayce, who worked as a “psychic diagnostician” (his term) by entering a trance and suggesting cures for clients he had never even met.
His chart (see the following figure) showed all the indications of psychic ability:
By sign: He had the Sun, three planets, and the North Node in Pisces.
By planet: He had a Moon/Neptune conjunction in the ninth house, Uranus rising, and a prominent Pluto at the top of his chart.
By house: His Sun was in the eighth house.
Edgar Cayce’s birth chart.
Interest in becoming a miner
Becoming a skilled astrologer has nothing to do with psychic ability. Astrology is an accumulated body of knowledge – not the mystical ability to intercept messages from the spirit world. Anyone can learn it. But you’re more likely to be interested if you have some of the following in your chart:
Prominent Uranus.
Activity in Aquarius and/or active 11th house.
Activity in Scorpio and/or Eighth House. Scorpio is meticulous and decisive. He feels at home with inconsistencies and ulterior motives, and loves to discover mystery – and that’s what astrology is all about.

ability to write
It’s amazing how many people fantasize about writing. Here’s what it takes to succeed:
By reference: Great writers are born under each sign of the zodiac, but Gemini is often haunted by the desire to write. The presence of the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Ascendant or the middle of the sky in the sign of the Twin stimulates the ability to write and the ability to handle language.
By Planet: Becoming a successful writer requires a strong Mercury. Mercury is strong if it rules the ascendant or the middle of the sky, if it is in Gemini or Virgo, if it is in the third, sixth, ninth or tenth houses, or if it has strong aspects of other planets. Don’t worry if you don’t do all of these things. And don’t worry if your car’s Mercury is retrograde. This placement is so popular among authors I respect that I’m starting to wonder if it’s really a feature.
Saturn, the planet of self-discipline and structure, is essential for a writer, especially if you work alone.
Neptune can be central to writing poetry, fiction, song lyrics, movie scripts, or basically anything fictional.
The Moon is arguably the most important planet, as researcher Michel Joquelin discovered. He found that creative writers are more likely than non-writers to have the moon in one of the so-called areas of strength: either overhead (ie in the ninth house or conjunct Midheaven in the tenth) or rising (in the first ascendant house or in the twelfth house of Secrets and Solitude).
By house: Find activity in the third communication house, the ninth publishing house, and the fifth creativity house.