Saturn is the first dominant in Alvin Zhou’s astral chart. In the following paragraph, we shall indicate the significance of this fact:
As one of the planets historically thought to be on the outer limits of the solar system (until the “modern” planets were discovered), Saturn has always been associated with the moon, itself a peripheral heavenly body because it belongs to Earth and not to the solar system. Therefore, both Saturn and the moon are aspects of a protection principle (the moon encompasses the earth in the same way as Saturn and its rings encompasses the solar system). Like the moon, Saturn rules a security/insecurity dialectic, but where the moon’s concerns the private, intimate aspects of the individual, Saturn influences social and collective security.
Saturn can be thought of as the polar opposite of the moon (the archetype of the mother, but also of the child, and therefore related to orality). The god Saturn ate his children in order to reign and thus, represents the archetype of the mother (motherhood), the grandmother, and the sage (wisdom). The domination of Saturn thus indicates a maternal complex or, at least, an issue related either to the biological mother or to the symbolism of motherhood. This influence may result in a problem of identity and difficulties in aging which will make themselves evident in personal crises at every passage of this planet, every seven years—thus at the age of 7, at 14 or 15, and 21, 28, etc.
Depending on the psychological context in which Alvin Zhou is developing, he may overcome or overcompensate his identity complex and gradually acquire a strongly structured personality, or, conversely, remain in a state of immaturity which would probably be detrimental to his destiny.
Jupiter being the second dominant in your astral chart indicates that you are optimistic and have a great sense of humor. You are also very generous and have a strong sense of justice. You are a born leader and have a strong sense of responsibility. You are also very intelligent and have a strong ability to think abstractly.
In traditional astrology, Jupiter has always been considered as the Great Benefactor, the planet of luck and success such as personal fortune, social prominence, professional prestige, high political position. The Jupiterian bounty is peerless! In psychological terms, this planet has a much vaster significance. As the biggest planet in the solar system, it does preside over the process of personal expansion, interpreted to be fitting into society better and finding an appropriate match between one’s individual ambitions and the aspirations of the group.
This growth is accompanied by a feeling of self-confidence, which, in turn, buoys up an even greater externalization and expansion of the ego – hence the planet’s flattering reputation. But this snowball effect (Jupiter smiles and the world smiles with you), in which social skills magnify confidence and boldness reaps many rewards, betrays the negative side of Jupiter: extreme and excess.
Although grandeur was the characteristic of the “king of the gods,” errors of judgment, poor taste, and sometimes selfishness and pride are also likely to be part of the Jupiterian package. It is important to note that the extension of the ego may be a form of escape; it is tempting to hide behind one’s popularity and social success, which are fairly easy to obtain, rather than be really demanding with oneself. The Jupiterian has a tendency to amplify qualities out of compensation, to avoid seeing weaknesses and flaws. As a result, you must be aware of the risk of over-identifying with your social mask, which would cause you to neglect your inner self and deep nature.
Uranus is the third dominant in Alvin Zhou’s astral chart. In the following paragraph, we shall indicate the significance of this fact:
This planet symbolizes the principle of independence and self-sufficiency, as well as a principle of transformation. Its most striking characteristic is distance from others: the Uranian strives to stand out from the herd, distanced from structuring influences like convention, tradition, etc. Although this need to free yourself from the confines of convention, tradition, and family symbolizes an appeal for freedom and a desire to evolve beyond the bounds of physical limits toward a spiritual dimension, it may also correspond to a form of escape.
This is why Alvin Zhou sometimes needs to cut himself off from situations or relationships which feel stifling to him. His intense fear of being swallowed up psychologically causes him to react to certain emotional demands by making himself remote or running away. He needs a lot of space and frequent change. In a relationship, he is seeking a certain degree of intellectual excitement. Without it, he feels as though an unbearable, suffocating boredom sets in.
By refusing certain concessions to convention which are practically inevitable, Alvin Zhou may find himself in unpleasant situations. Finding an intelligent alternative to the routine set by the rigid forms of the past is extremely different from rebelling against any form of authority, in the settings of family, school, business, or society. One of the major problems Alvin Zhou has to solve is how to wield his freedom, in his emotional relationships, as well as his relationships with society.
The seventh house is an area of the sky which is especially important in Alvin Zhou’s theme. In the following paragraph, we shall explain the general meaning of this fact.
According to astrological tradition, the seventh house is related to marriage, contracts, social life, and worldly matters. It can be read for indications about a future marriage partner (the first), and business partners, your “objective allies” as well as your enemies.
Diametrically opposed to the Ascendant, the Descendant (the doorway into the seventh house) symbolizes everything that complements Alvin Zhou or opposes him. This house thus represents the encounter with the other world, the non-ego. By extension, it embodies all the experiences which result from this encounter: interpersonal relationships, partnerships, marriage, rivalry, contracts, and conflicts, etc.
When this area is especially significant, it indicates that a great deal of Alvin Zhou’s energy will be invested in the domain of relationships. Bonds, contracts, partnerships, and perhaps the disputes and conflicts which may arise from them will be prominent aspects of his success. However, he will evolve fastest and learn most from friendships and partnerships. He will have to learn to be objective.
Alvin Zhou’s goal will be to master the interdependency of his relationships, and go beyond a tender and dutiful reciprocity to a truly beneficial mutual exchange and sharing.
By making a distinction between love (the fifth house) and marriage (the seventh house), traditional astrology shows us the difference between the projection of narcissistic self-love (simple self-expression) and the objective encounter with the other on a truly egalitarian basis. To reach the seventh house from the fifth, it is necessary to travel through the sixth: a reorientation of personal energies.
The first house is an area of the sky which is especially important in Alvin Zhou’s theme, because it contains several planets, including the one which rules his rising sign. In the following paragraph, we shall explain the general meaning of this fact.