As a professional Astrologer, one of the points which I continuously stress is that standard, or “cookbook” interpretations of planetary and house positions, aspects, midpoints, etc should only be considered as brief commentaries to get our mental juices flowing. There is no “last” word on Uranus in the 9th house, or Moon-Pluto contacts.
While this is the case, I would also like to offer up that cookbook interpretations are necessary and helpful in helping us to begin the process of deciphering meaning. Astrology is an art based on holistic perceptions, so how each factor in a birth chart relates to every other is of utmost importance. However, as a teacher, I would like to offer up a series of cookbook interpretations with soul to help each and everyone of you on your journey of understanding your birth charts. I’ve decided to move forward with this project with the understanding that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, but it’s also helpful to understand the components.