The KiddieGram Report for
October 19, 1946
This astrological portrait of your child is intended to give you insight into her unique gifts and challenges. Much of a child’s behavior which may puzzle or stymie her parents are quite normal, common “developmental stages” of childhood, and there are a number of fine books available on the subject which illuminate the predictable stages that children experience as they unfold. In addition to the universal patterns, each child is an individual with particular qualities, potentials, and needs, and an understanding of these can help you parent your child more wisely and effectively. Acceptance and appreciation for a child’s basic nature, and an awareness of the places where there might be stress or difficulties for your child, can be important allies in your parenting.
You will find that the interpretation of your child’s chart is written in simple language, uncluttered by astrological jargon. If a statement appears to contradict another statement, then she exhibits these opposite qualities at different times in her life. For example, a statement that she is highly sociable and gregarious and a statement that you prefer solitude seemingly contradict each other; this means that she vacillates, and needs both sociability and solitude at different times.
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The positions of the planets at birth and other technical information
is provided below for the benefit of students of astrology:
Sun 25 Lib 14 Pluto 13 Leo 12
Moon 16 Leo 30 N. Node 12 Gem 57
Mercury 16 Sco 16 Asc. 12 Lib 55
Venus 1 Sag 00 MC 17 Can 14
Mars 16 Sco 51 2nd cusp 11 Sco 04
Jupiter 5 Sco 02 3rd cusp 10 Sag 01
Saturn 7 Leo 56 5th cusp 16 Aqu 26
Uranus 21 Gem 36 6th cusp 14 Pis 34
Neptune 8 Lib 59
Tropical Koch Standard time observed
GMT: 05:31:00 Time Zone: 0 hours West
Lat. and Long. of birth: 52 N 58 1 W 10
Aspects and orbs:
Conjunction: 7 Deg 00 Min
Opposition : 5 Deg 00 Min
Square : 5 Deg 00 Min
Trine : 5 Deg 00 Min
Sextile : 4 Deg 00 Min
The RISING SIGN in the birthchart (also known as the Ascendant) shows how this child faces life, her basic attitude or stance toward the world, the way she comes across, and how she appears to others.
Margaret McElroy has a pleasant, agreeable, non-threatening manner that makes other people feel comfortable and at ease. She is eager to please, willing to cooperate and meet others halfway, and likely to be very well-liked. Friendship and approval from other people are extremely important to her, and she finds it very hard to do anything that might be unpopular. She does not want to step on anyone’s toes. She is inclined to change her ideas or her plans based on how other people respond to her. She much prefers having company to being alone, and as a young child, she can be quite dependent on your constant attention and interaction with her.
Regardless of how she is feeling inside, she seems balanced and harmonious outwardly. She does not like to show her unpleasant feelings, and she tends to sugar-coat or simply ignore anything that is not particularly nice. Tactful and polite, she avoids confrontation, preferring to use charm rather than more direct or assertive ways to achieve her ends. She also likes to bring people together, and she will often be the peacemaker in her circle of friends. She is very concerned with fairness, and one of the few times she will really assert herself strongly is when she perceives injustice or inequality. (This applies to “His piece of cake is larger than mine” as well as concern for broader social justice!).
Beautiful surroundings, artistic arrangements, and refined appearances are important to Margaret McElroy. Her own appearance is rather important to her, and she is likely to be somewhat vain or at least quite concerned that she looks good. She judges by appearances, too, especially when she is young.
Taking her to museums, cultural events, and so on are likely to bring out this aesthetic-sense she has, which is already quite developed.
Asc. Sextile Moon:
Margaret McElroy makes friends a second family, and it’s very important to her to feel a sense of belonging and community, and to be an accepted part of a group. She instinctively understands what it takes to get along, how to treat people, and what others want and need. At times she is apt to go along with the crowd because she would rather not create any friction, both with family and with peers. She has a natural sensitivity that sometimes makes her a bit too yielding.
Asc. Conjunct Neptune:
Margaret McElroy has a rather impressionable, malleable, and yielding manner, and as a child, she may not have a very clear sense of identity.
She is very compassionate and empathetic, also, and dislikes harshness or cruelty in any form. She tends to avoid confrontation.
Asc. Sextile Pluto:
Anything hidden, secretive, mysterious, or taboo holds great fascination for Margaret McElroy, and she questions and probes until she gets answers. She loves to investigate the unknown.
The SUN in the birthchart represents who this child is at heart, her primary thrust in life, and what path she needs to follow in order to fulfill herself as a unique individual. It indicates who she is inside rather than the way she appears (which is shown more clearly by the Rising Sign).
Sun in Libra:
Margaret McElroy has a highly developed sense of symmetry, balance, and fairness, and all her life she will be striving to find a happy medium (between herself and other people, between work and relationships, between her heart and her head, and so on). She tends to be moderate, avoiding extremes, seeing both sides of an issue, sometimes unable to commit herself wholeheartedly to anything for fear of excluding something or someone. Indecisiveness is likely to be a real, ongoing problem for her, and it is best not to offer her choices that require an immediate, definite response. She usually needs time to think about it, or she wants both of the options, or she does not feel strongly about either one but she will sift and weigh them indefinitely.
Social relationships are really her forte. Fair, tactful, sensitively aware of other people and their needs, always ready to be the peacemaker or moderator in disputes, always seeking harmony and a congenial solution to disagreements, she is a born diplomat. She understands “sharing,” “taking turns,” and the social graces very naturally. Dissonance and ugliness between people is very upsetting to her, and she is inclined to avoid confrontation. As a child she tends to rely rather heavily on other people’s direction and approval, and sometimes she will smooth over differences or bury her own unpleasant feelings about something, just so she will not create a possible disturbance with a friend.
She is attracted to the beautiful side of life, to cultural endeavors, and she has a highly developed aesthetic awareness. She is especially aware of the relationship between colors, and of patterns and designs. Provided with the art materials, she is likely to produce some really pleasing paintings, drawings, collages, etc. She also likes to arrange her living space in a harmonious manner, and will take a pronounced interest in her clothes and appearance.
She has much personal charm, and is sometimes inclined to use it to get what she wants, especially from adults. In most ways she will be a rather pleasant child to raise, as she is basically reasonable and is quite personable and affectionate, also.
Sun in 1st house:
Margaret McElroy is rather charismatic, and she makes a strong impact and first impression on others. Most of the time she radiates such a strong sense of herself that other children–and even adults!–follow her lead. She cannot abide being “second fiddle” for long in any situation, and will go her own way rather than put up with neglect or insufficient recognition.
Sun Trine Uranus:
Margaret McElroy has an independent, self-willed, and rebellious streak, and she prefers to take her own path than to follow the standard, tried-and-true methods. This means that as an adult she will be original, innovative, progressive, unafraid to be different or unconventional. As a child, she is inclined to question authority and to ignore rules when they interfere with her self expression. She is drawn to anything a little different or offbeat, and she likes to take chances.
MERCURY represents thinking and reasoning processes, the way your child’s mind works, her intellectual inclinations and way of communicating ideas.
Mercury in Scorpio:
Margaret McElroy has the mind of a researcher, spy, or private investigator: she looks below the surface appearances of things and is fascinated by anything secretive, hidden, or mysterious. She is likely to be rather quiet, but when she does speak, her words have a strong bite. A definite interest in biology, animals, or nature studies is likely.
Mercury in 2nd house:
An interest in economics and finance could be evident in Margaret McElroy from an early age. This child always wants to be the “banker” when playing Monopoly! She bargains, barters, and expects “fair pay” for the work she does. She has many practical, money-making ideas–such as setting up a booth to sell her “products”–and she may need your help with these.
Mercury Conjunct Mars:
Margaret McElroy has a sharp wit and a direct, decisive, forceful way of speaking. She defends her ideas and beliefs quite vigorously and often provokes arguments. She always seems to need to have the last word!
Mercury Square Pluto:
Margaret McElroy has strong opinions and convictions, and she can be rather zealous to convert people to her way of thinking. Sometimes she is gripped with an idea and cannot let go of it. Her mind is very deep, probing and analytical, and she can make other people rather uncomfortable with her scrutiny. Solving mysteries and unearthing the truth about anything secretive or hidden strongly appeals to her.
Moon Square Mercury:
Margaret McElroy tends to think and talk about her feelings and personal experiences quite a lot, and she seems to need to verbalize and understand her emotions, not just feel them. Writing her feelings down in a journal, letter, poem, or story is a very good outlet for her.
The MOON in the birthchart indicates how she deals with and expresses feelings, how she experiences the world on an emotional, feeling, non-verbal level, what her emotional needs are, and what she needs to feel secure, comfortable and at ease.
Moon in Leo:
Warm, sunny, cheerful, and something of a “ham,” this child thrives on being the center of attention. She loves having an audience and she is likely to have some boisterous attention-grabbing techniques that are none too subtle, if she feels she is being ignored.
“Notice me! Love me! Tell me I’m wonderful!” may well be the underlying message of much of her behavior. She simply suffers if her special quality, her uniqueness, and her abilities are not noticed and appreciated. If she is given any encouragement at all, she will do her utmost to stand out, to be the best. She has a deep inner sense of nobility and pride and she very much needs respect, as well as the love and affection all children require. (Never ridicule or make fun of her, especially in public.) Given plenty of praise and love, no child will be more devoted, adoring, wholeheartedly loving, and affectionate than she is.
On the other hand, if she is lavished with adulation and made too much of, she is likely to become rather narcissistic, and to have a lop-sided sense of her own importance, so you will need to achieve a fine balance.
There is a natural performer in her, and she needs to have a medium through which to express her dramatic, creative side, a place where she can really shine out.
Also, she likes to make her own choices and decisions, and this should be allowed for as much as possible. Try not to engage her in power struggles over matters that are really not so important. She can be intensely persistent and willful!
Moon in 11th house:
Margaret McElroy feels at home when she belongs to a group, a club, or a team of some sort–an organization that serves as a second family. She thrives on group activities–such as a church youth club or a scout troop–in which she can develop long-term friendships. Such involvements will serve her best if they emphasize cooperation, support, belonging, and acceptance rather than competition.
Moon Conjunct Pluto:
Margaret McElroy responds very intensely and emotionally to life, and sometimes she does not know how to deal with her powerful feelings. The vehemence of her emotional responses may be extreme. She feels all of her moods – from joy to gloom – very deeply, and she tends to either love or hate someone; rarely is she lukewarm.
She often hides her feelings, but she needs to be allowed and encouraged to express them; otherwise, she will harbor grudges and hurts for a long time.
Moon Square Mars:
Margaret McElroy has a rather quick temper. Sudden outbursts and rash actions based on impulse, emotion, and the heat of the moment may be common occurrences. Her anger is likely to be short-lived, however, if she is allowed to express it rather than stifle it. She needs to learn acceptable outlets for her feelings (i.e. “You can smash the pillow, but not your little brother. . .”). Martial arts may be an excellent way for her to learn to channel and direct her strong feelings.
VENUS represents the way your child gives and receives affection, makes friends, and socializes. It also indicates artistic or creative inclinations.
Venus in Sagittarius:
Margaret McElroy is very humorous, good-natured, and cheerful, and she makes friends easily. She is openly affectionate and enjoys parties, socializing with a lot of people, and having fun. Sometimes, she is extravagant or overly generous with friends.
Venus in 2nd house:
This child loves to give and receive presents. She has an eye for quality and beauty, too, and is probably offended by cheap imitations or shabbiness of any kind. She won’t mind spending her entire allowance on some beautiful, unnecessary thing. If she’s introduced to fine art at an early age, she’ll develop a lifelong appreciation of it.
MARS represents your child’s drive, ambition, will, energy level, and ability to assert herself.
Mars in Scorpio:
Margaret McElroy is very strong-willed, in a rather quiet way. When she wants something, the intensity of her desire and determination is formidable. Though she will not seek out confrontation, she will fight fiercely if she sees no other way.
Mars in 2nd house:
When Margaret McElroy sets her goals or decides what she wants, she works very hard to get it. She can be territorial, too, and possessive about her things. It’s not so much that she doesn’t want to share as that she wants control over what’s hers.
Mars Square Pluto:
Intensely strong-willed and sometimes very dominating, Margaret McElroy is likely to meet with great opposition to her aims and ambitions. Her passionate commitment and forcefulness often threatens people. She has an extraordinary amount of energy, drive, and strength, and is likely to try to overpower people or use anger as a way to control situations. If she learns to temper her willfulness with a regard for others, she is likely to accomplish a great deal.
JUPITER in the birth chart reveals the child’s future aspirations, and how she seeks to grow and improve herself. It also indicates areas of natural confidence, success, or “luck.”
Jupiter in Scorpio:
Daring activities which have an element of danger or mystery appeal to Margaret McElroy. She wants to live fully and passionately and not hold herself back from anything life has to offer. From rock climbing to scuba diving or investigating caves or other out-of-the-way places, she thrives on challenge. She seeks to grow through delving into the mysteries of life.
She’s also extremely resourceful and has a “nose” for opportunities. Even when she’s a youngster, her shrewd judgment of people and situations will serve her well.
Jupiter in 1st house:
Margaret McElroy tends to be fortunate because of the positive first impression she makes on both other children and adults. Instinctively she puts her best foot forward, and comes across as a confident, open person who can afford to be generous to others. She’ll want to participate in a lot of extracurricular activities, and be well known and popular at school and in the community. She could be “a big fish in a small pond” too.
Jupiter Square Saturn:
Optimism and pessimism, or belief and doubt, are often at odds within Margaret McElroy. This may mean she will hopefully, enthusiastically start something, but be easily disheartened by any resistance or criticism she receives. A constructive relationship with a positive role model would be especially beneficial to her, as would a caring parent or teacher who encourages her to stay with her original plan, and reminds her that she can withstand criticisms and doubts.
The position of SATURN in your child’s birth chart indicates the areas in which she is especially insecure, about which she is most serious, and/or in which she works hardest or is hardest on herself. It also reveals those weaknesses which, through effort, may become her greatest strengths.
Saturn in Leo:
Margaret McElroy is often unable to accept external authority graciously. She wants to be the ruler and authority in her own life, and parents or teachers who try to rule her with a heavy hand will be greatly resented.
Margaret McElroy can also be something of a snob in that she sets high standards of behavior for herself as well as for other people. If others don’t measure up, she considers them her inferiors–no matter who they are or how much older they may be. In fact, she’s apt to see herself as better than other people and to keep apart from them, while at the same time wanting their recognition and feeling–on a deeper level–unsure of her own worth. This child takes herself very seriously and says, in numerous ways, “Look at me!” Yet she is also acutely self-conscious and may even be shy. To her caregivers, it may seem that she cannot get enough reassurance, personal attention, or “strokes.” In fact, she needs inordinate amounts of all of these. She must constantly prove her worthiness to herself, usually by working hard to be “the best” in some area of endeavor (academic, athletic, creative, etc.) This, of course, would be fine if she didn’t take it all so seriously. It would be wonderfully helpful to this child if her lovableness and worthiness were conveyed to her often–regardless of her performance.
Being at once a proud and an insecure creature, she suffers acutely from any humiliation or affront to her dignity. Teasing–especially in public–is odious to her and may, therefore, be especially tempting to others (who probably wish she’d lighten up).
Saturn in 10th house:
A fear of being publicly embarrassed or humiliated may prevent Margaret McElroy from participating in school plays and other performances. She’ll try to avoid situations in which she’s in the public eye. Even when she is very young, her reputation or public image will be important to her. Criticism from a teacher or parent in front of friends or classmates would be excruciatingly painful for her and could cause her to “shut down” or put a lid on any thought or feeling that might be unacceptable. She may shine or behave outlandishly in certain familiar situations but never in the “outside world.” She’ll need help with putting her fear of failure in perspective and learning to risk.
Saturn Conjunct Pluto:
Margaret McElroy has an unusual degree of tenacity and the capacity to endure very difficult conditions. She and many of the children born the same year have an innate toughness that may be surprising. Margaret McElroy will work extraordinarily hard and often feels like she’s been left with the dirty, disagreeable work. Nevertheless she wont flinch or evade it. She could have a rather cynical view of the world at times also.
Saturn Sextile Neptune:
Margaret McElroy’s obstacles or insecurities can sometimes be allayed by spending time in quiet surroundings or in nature. She fills up her inner well of strength by taking a little time out. This is a child who would probably enjoy practicing yoga or tai chi, also.
The Lunar Nodes are points formed by the moon’s orbit around the Earth intersecting with the Earth’s path around the Sun. These sensitive “power points” in our child’s chart give vital information about those areas of life experience that she will instinctively be drawn to in order to fulfill her life purposes, as well as qualities she needs to develop and express in order to do so. They show where she can be most successful as she unfolds her natural talent
North Node in 9th House in Gemini:
Margaret McElroy is a seeker of truth, meaning, broad experience, and an understanding of the universal principles of life. “Why?” is her central question. Once she has found satisfying answers, she may become quite a crusader and proponent of her point of view. She’s likely to have at least one teacher, mentor, guru, or spiritual guide who powerfully influences her life path. Learning and higher education is of paramount importance to her. Faraway places, cultures, ideas, and ways fascinate her and are also likely to hold a significant place in the unfolding of her purpose in life.
The qualities Margaret McElroy needs in order to succeed in this endeavor are curiosity, openness to new ideas and experiences, and the willingness to learn from everyone and everything.
The slow-moving planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto represent the ideals, changes, and impulses of an entire generation. While the descriptions below may or may not describe your child as an individual, they will tell you about the climate of the times and the underlying issues and challenges of your child’s age group.
For instance, when Neptune (which represents one’s spiritual ideals, dreams, aspirations, fantasies and illusions) passed through the egalitarian and harmony-loving sign of Libra (from 1943-1957), the children who would grow into the “flower children,” hippies, and supporters of the peace movement were born. Not every person born during that time became a hippie or identified themselves with the peace movement, but certainly they were affected by the feeling-tone and ideals of their age group and the times they grew up in. Thus, the following information is intended to give you insight into the important motifs and issues of your child’s generation.
URANUS indicates where the impulse for change, innovation, liberation from the past, and experimentation with new forms is the strongest. It is where the status quo is disrupted or uprooted to make way for something new. Sudden inspiration and invention are also represented by Uranus.
Uranus in Gemini:
This is a restless and unusually flexible and tolerant group. Many of them will form unusual friendships and are interested in people who are very different from them culturally, ethnically, or in other ways. There is a strong streak of mischief in them and sometimes they like to break rules just to see what will happen. They will experiment with adrogyny and the creative blending of male and female characteristics. This may show up as an early disinterest in gender differences.
Uranus in 9th house:
Freethinking and interested in all areas of new, innovative thought, Margaret McElroy will be drawn to some fairly unorthodox ideas. She’s experimenting in the area of philosophy and religion, and needs to think for herself when it comes to the Big Questions (Why are we here? What is it all about?). She strongly resists being told what to believe. Travel to exciting places also plays a role in formulating her own unique view of life.
NEPTUNE represents the quest for the ideal, the dream, for something more sublime. The sign it is passing through at the time of one’s birth colors one’s spiritual aspirations and ideals, and also indicates where the desire to escape reality, to fantasize, deceive oneself, and become lost in illusion is the strongest.
Neptune in Libra:
This group idealizes harmony, cooperation, “peace and love”, and may be unrealistic in their hopes for a world where everyone gets along. As a group they tend to avoid the grittier side of life or to be deeply disillusioned when they encounter it. They also idealize romantic love and relationship, and may search for the “perfect lover”.
Neptune in 12th house:
Tenderhearted and sympathetic toward underdogs, victims, and any suffering whatsoever, this highly sensitive child feels for about everybody. Being around negativity, ill will, or harshness really upsets her, and she needs a little oasis of peace to replenish herself from time to time. She’s also quite “psychic” and may share some amazing dreams or paranormal experiences if she senses her elders are open minded and receptive to such things.
PLUTO in the birth chart indicates a process of deep change, transformation, and renewal, often through destruction or confrontation with darkness. This is a process that takes place in society as well as in individuals. Pluto’s position in the birth chart shows where one is compulsive, extreme, or learning key life lessons.
Pluto in Leo:
Those born during this cycle have major issues with authority, personal power, and learning to balance the energies of the heart. They are apt to go to extremes in their quest to fulfill their own unique destinies. Many of them have royal expectations, which can draw out the best or the worst in them.
Pluto in 10th house:
This child may have a very difficult relationship with authority, beginning with her father. Power and how it is wielded in the world fascinates her and is connected both to her vocation and to her key life lessons. In other words, she could be a leader or an agent of change and healing in the world, but she will have to heal her own resentment toward the powers-that-be.