Joshua Bassett’s astral chart indicates that the sun is the first dominant. The significance of this fact is that Joshua Bassett is a natural leader. Joshua Bassett is confident, optimistic, and ambitious, and has a strong sense of personal identity. Joshua Bassett is also generous and cooperative, and is able to inspire others to achieve their goals.
As the heart of the solar system and the gravitational center of the travels of the earth and the other planets, the sun is the primordial light, the source of all warmth and life. From the dawn of humanity, it has been worshipped. It has symbolized the absolute power kings and despots yearn for and emulate. The sun king, the nucleus of society, embodied a principle of cohesion and harmony.
Various subordinates—aka planets—revolved around it. In terms of psychological symbolism, the sun corresponds to the center of an individual, the factor that rules your psyche. Its luminous aspects are usually associated with knowledge and consciousness. As a creator of life, it is related to the image of the mother and the influence of motherhood on an individual’s consciousness and ideals. As a result, the sun’s position in a birth chart always indicates the way in which an individual will relate to your goals and ideals, what your ambitions and aspirations might involve.
A person whose chart is strongly “solar” usually identifies very positively with motherhood. Joshua Bassett’s personality is friendly, energetic, and creative, with high ideals and a firm determination to accomplish them. He takes his own superiority and authority over others for granted, and he has a natural ability to command the attention and admiration of an audience. He is a born leader who enjoys being in the limelight and may behave somewhat theatrically or with dramatic exaggeration.
He has definite artistic leanings. The sense of his ideals is evident to him and may lead him to be somewhat self-focused. If ill-directed, his deep aspirations may lead to such faults as egotism, selfishness, or greediness for power.
Venus is the second dominant in Joshua Bassett’s astral chart. This fact indicates that Joshua Bassett is a very passionate person. He is always looking for new ways to express his love and affection. Joshua Bassett is also very creative and artistic. He enjoys making things that are beautiful and that make people happy.
In traditional astrology, Venus (or Aphrodite, her Greek name) is the planet of love. A source of universal attraction, this planet corresponds to the original urge which bonds two human beings together in love. Venus is thus both the magnetism which brings human beings together (not lust, which is symbolized by Mars, but the object which attracts lust) and the gift of love. This ambiguity is interpreted astrologically by the fact that Venus rules two houses of the zodiac. In Taurus, Venus symbolizes the awakening to bodily lust, and in Libra, the bond of marriage. As a result, Venus may take on very different aspects depending on the individual’s degree of awareness.
Likewise, this ambiguity explains Aphrodite’s equivocal conduct in Greek myth and her innumerable couplings and motherhood. Depending on the legend, she may embody brutal, passionate love (with Anteros), the wisdom of the heart which rescues from passion (Harmonia); she also becomes tenderness and purity (with Adonis), pure sexuality (with Eros), a transforming energy (with Vulcan), etc. Mistress of the Arts, she represents beauty, understanding, and peace.
Psychologically, individuals under the influence of Venus are struggling with their love instincts. This is why Joshua cannot conceive of living without a personal emotional relationship to someone else and sometimes fears solitude and the encounter with himself. Joshua is extremely attractive to others and is a creator and artistic genius who seems to imbue all he touch with beauty and harmony. His artistic skills are obvious to the people around him and may be applied to career endeavors.
Pleasure, outings, seduction, love, and a thriving but sometimes superficial social life are the hallmarks of Joshua’s life.
Uranus is the third dominant in Joshua Bassett’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 Joshua Bassett 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, Joshua Bassett 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 Joshua Bassett has to solve is how to wield his freedom, in his emotional relationships, as well as his relationships with society.
The fifth house is an area of the sky which is especially important in Joshua Bassett’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.