…for Johanna Maria Davies, born 12 May 1979 at 05:05 (local time) in Helsinki, Finland.

Astrological Interpretation and Text by Liz Greene, Programming by Alois Treindl (www.astro.com)

A friend of mine gave me this analysis as a gift last Christmas (2007). I think it was surprisingly apt for example regarding my family background. Maybe you could feel that it’s apt to you too… Anyhow, in case you’d like to know more about me, read a short version of the interpretation.

Psychological Type

– An appearingly balanced temperament.

Most of us are overdeveloped in certain personality attributes, and underdeveloped in others, and the birth horoscope reflects this innate lopsidedness of temperament. Your horoscope, however, describes a rather unusual picture: the potential for a truly balanced temperament and a capacity to adapt to life with the combined resources of realism, imagination, a clear mind and a sympathetic heart.

Whatever the particular difficulties you might have to face in life, and whatever internal conflicts you might experience you have many inner strengths on which to draw, the most important being a rounded picture of life and a capacity to see value in all of the different dimensions and levels of experience. For this reason it would be difficult to “type” you as, say, a rational person, or an intuitive and imaginative one; for you have a little of all of these qualities in you.

Character and Shadow

– A natural capacity to appreciate material pleasures. A hidden longing for the intangible. The vision of life as an endless set of possibilities.

You have made peace with the world’s requirements, and intend to enjoy to the full whatever life makes available to you. Reality for you consists of what you can see, touch, smell, taste, hear, and put in the bank; and although you love physical beauty wherever you find it – in a person, a work of art, or in nature – you do not become distressed by visions of unattainable perfection or aspirations of transcendence.

Because of your deeply sensual appreciation of life, you are more likely to draw delight from the fruits of whatever you accomplish – the grass in the next pasture does not seem any better than what grows underfoot. Because of your natural pragmatism and respect for routines of ordinary living, you are likely to achieve what you want in life, professionally and financially, while you are still young enough to enjoy it. And you will probably manage to avoid that characteristic frustration of the backward-looking vision of “If only I had…” which plagues so many people who do not give their personal needs the importance you grant to yours.

In contrast to your earthy and sensuous nature, there is another protagonist in your inner psychic drama; and this hidden side of you comprises all those qualities which you have had to exclude from your conscious values and behaviour in order to fully enjoy your day-to-day physical and emotional life. This shadow-side of you focuses its eyes not on the earth, but rather, on heaven; and if you remain unconscious of it, it can gnaw away at you in the form of an overdeveloped Old Testament conscience which denigrates your preoccupation with your own pleasures and your devotion to your sensual gratification. This hidden character can also assail you through increasing disillusionment – the nagging sense that there was really not much point to so much self-indulgence after all, because experiences begin to repeat themselves in the end; and how can money buy you the inner conviction that your life has had some deeper meaning and higher purpose? Thus the shadow-side of your personality is really a profound mystical longing for a higher reality which, because it might interfere with your earthier desires, you usually suppress as being naive and unrealistic. Yet all the cynicism in the world cannot erase what belongs to your own psyche, although it may lie in the unconscious and can only get recognition when you have suffered disappointment and have begun to ask questions, or when some painful crisis enters your life and forces you to reconsider what your real purpose for living might be.

Thus you are not quite the pragmatic and well-adjusted sensualist that you sometimes give the impression of being. There are unsuspected and rather strange depths in you. There is a strong mystical dimension in your personality which longs for a higher and more transpersonal meaning in your life, and which rebels against too great an identification with the body and the temporal things of the earth. It is not that you should change and become somebody different, for your firm anchoring in physical life is a great gift, and you are likely to enjoy a happier and more contented existence than many people. But expressing of this refined, delicate and visionary side of you can enrich your life and enhance your appreciation of the good things of the earth and of the body; for your sensual satisfaction will be increased, rather than lessened, by the subtler meaning you find in your experiences.

Whatever your actual age, there is something in you which will never grow old. You will never settle into stagnant complacency dreaming of the glories of your youth, for you carry your youth within you and will be receptive to change and new ideas all your life. You will never find life boring, for you see lessons and opportunities for growth and secret signs everywhere; and the happy thing about such perceptions is that, if you can learn the art of sticking with something long enough to finish it, you can produce relevant and exciting creative products which vindicate your deep sense of your own special destiny. You are a gifted and far-seeing individual who can truly achieve something extraordinary.

Paths toward integration

– Developing confidence in self-expression.

Whatever you do, you need to do it according to your own vision, style and taste. In other words, you need to find the courage to express the whole of yourself – facing your natural shyness and your deep conviction that what you have to offer cannot possibly be as interesting as the creative contributions of others. If you can make this effort as much as possible, even in the midst of anxiety and discomfort, you will discover that your confidence and faith in yourself grow considerably each time you try.

Thus one of your great fears – of unashamedly expressing your own individuality – can become the indestructible base from which you can launch your voyage into the unknown waters of the unconscious. For the more confident you become in the worth of your own ideas and feelings, the less overwhelmed you will feel when confronted by the amorphous sea of human longing and aspiration; and the more capable you will be of turning your imaginative inner perceptions into creative forms which bear the unique stamp of your own personality while at the same time expressing the universality of the inner world.