The moon is the first dominant in Lilia Buckingham’s astral chart. In the following paragraph, we shall indicate the significance of this fact:
As the second light of the solar system, the moon has always been associated with the sun in the minds of men. The moon and sun are the primordial cosmic couple. This satellite of the earth, which mysteriously waxes and wanes, has been compared to the eternal feminine principle, the mother hovering over Lilia Buckingham’s infant’s cradle. Psychologically, the moon is thus symbolic of the mother and the mother image. This figure is a primordial element in the psyche of each individual. Depending on Lilia Buckingham’s nature, the mother figure may correspond to her biological mother, a grandmother, or a woman who cared for her in infancy and childhood.
When Lilia Buckingham reaches adulthood, this mother-figure and all the emotions and bonds associated with her may be transferred to something else: a spouse, a companion, an institution, a church, corporation, or political movement, a cult, etc. In short, any individual or structure likely to take on the mother’s duty of caring for and nurturing the vulnerable aspects of an individual.
To be more down-to-earth, the mother figure corresponds to the habits which were learned and then definitively incorporated into Lilia Buckingham’s identity as she gradually became acculturated and progressed toward social independence. As a result, a strongly “lunar” personality often finds it difficult to adapt and is uncomfortable outside the secure setting of familiar routines.
Closely tied to her past, Lilia Buckingham may be unwilling to detach herself from it and embark on her life as an individual in the here and now. She still identifies somewhat with her inner child and may display a child’s capricious behavior, indulging in moodiness and indecision. Her passivity may make her easily influenced, her sensitivity makes her subjective, and she hesitates to open up and lay her soul bare. In her daily life, psychic activity will rule. Her imagination, memory, sensitivity, sensation, and sentiment nearly overwhelm her psyche.
The sun being the second dominant in Lilia Buckingham’s astral chart indicates that she is a natural leader and that she has a strong influence on those around her. She is confident and has a strong sense of self, which allows her to be a successful celebrity.
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. Buckingham’s personality is friendly, energetic, and creative, with high ideals and a firm determination to accomplish them. Buckingham takes your own superiority and authority over others for granted, and has a natural ability to command the attention and admiration of an audience. Buckingham is a born leader who enjoys being in the limelight and may behave somewhat theatrically or with dramatic exaggeration.
Buckingham has definite artistic leanings. The sense of Buckingham’s ideals is evident to Buckingham and may lead to be somewhat self-focused. If ill-directed, Buckingham’s deep aspirations may lead to such faults as egotism, selfishness, or greediness for power.
Venus is the third dominant in Lilia Buckingham’s astral chart. In the following paragraph, we shall indicate the significance of this fact:
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 Lilia Buckingham cannot conceive of living without a personal emotional relationship to someone else and sometimes fears solitude and the encounter with herself. Lilia Buckingham is extremely attractive to others and is a creator and artistic genius who seems to imbue all she touch with beauty and harmony. Lilia Buckingham’s artistic skills are obvious to the people around her and may be applied to career endeavors.
Pleasure, outings, seduction, love, and a thriving but sometimes superficial social life are the hallmarks of Lilia Buckingham’s life.
The fifth house is an area of the sky which is especially important in Lilia Buckingham’s theme, because it contains several planets, including the one which rules her rising sign. In the following paragraph, we shall explain the general meaning of this fact.