Saturday, October 31, 2015

Libra Midheaven: A Lover for the World

***Also for if you have Venus conjunct Midheaven

With the Midheaven in Libra, your mission in life is to give and receive as much love as possible. Therefore, the profession that you pursue must be something that harmonizes and beautifies the world. No matter what your actual career is, you will approach it with a very aesthetic sensibility, as well as a yearning to please other people. Libra Midheaven people cannot go around pretending like they don’t care what people think of them. You really want those in your community to like you; to even fall in love with you! You’ll take whatever kind of appreciation and flattery you receive because gaining these compliments actually feels like an achievement for you.

After all, the Midheaven shows what we want to achieve throughout our lives. So, with a Libra Midheaven, you feel accomplished by being widely adored and pined after. Besides, you understand the power of being so charming and seductive: it gets you further in life. This works for you better than many others. While most of us have to rely more on our work ethic, passion, skill set, or intelligence, you’re one of those lucky people who can slide by more on just being really likable and attractive. Yet, that’s not to say that you don’t have to work hard! Midheaven in Libra can become an indolent placement, in this way, expecting to get by too much on their good looks or nice personality. However, your attractiveness is a powerful asset and you know how to work it.

You’ll find many famous people with a Libra Midheaven who are renowned for being so adorable, impossible to dislike, and totally beautiful. It’s funny because the Midheaven doesn’t affect your appearance yet having this placement just makes you so highly appealing that people can’t help but pay homage to your beauty, on many levels. This is evident with Elizabeth Taylor, one of the best examples of a Libra Midheaven you could find. The late Oscar-winner was pretty much the top stunner in Hollywood, in her prime; the most beautiful woman in the world! She was that coveted goddess: you either wanted to bed her or to be her. Elizabeth’s love of fashion and glamour is also legendary. She was once quoted as saying that diamonds were the third love of her life, behind husbands Mike Todd and Richard Burton. She also, of course, had an actual diamond named after her: The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond, of which she was quite proud.

But, surely, there was more to Elizabeth Taylor than beauty and fashion. She was also a very talented
Elizabeth Taylor: Midheaven in Libra
actress, with her iconic performances in films like Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? showing off her range. However, her substance usually came to second to her attractiveness to most, which can be a major problem for Libra Midheaven people. A lot of them get frustrated that people only see them as the hottie or as the nice guy/girl. Some just learn to go with it, resigned to the fact that they’ll be viewed in lightweight, superficial terms. It’s clear from quite a few other famous Libra Midheaven folks that it takes a lot of effort for them to become seen as having more to offer than their sex appeal or their sweetness. Yet, the catch is that you know that this is your calling card, so you don’t want to give up that image altogether, either.

This is a dilemma that can come into play during the high school years, which is when your Midheaven began to emerge and really take form. Libra Midheaven teenagers have a shrewd understanding of how to play the social game. You make the right friends and influence the right people. You also never wanted to be on anybody’s bad side. This is a very peace-loving placement, when it comes to one’s social life. It’s an attitude that began in adolescence. Even if you had some disagreements with your peers, you tried to handle it all in a civil, kindhearted way. You didn’t want enemies, often because you could be quite scared of the confrontations that could follow.

At the same time, you really did just desire to be nice to people. There is a life goal, with this Midheaven, to love everyone you can. But, this could’ve made things complicated in your dating life. Libra Midheaven can freely flirt, tease, and lead others on, sometimes because you’re too enamored with the idea of romance and affection to stop such behavior. It didn’t help that plenty of people probably wanted to be your boyfriend or your girlfriend in your high school days. Now, not every Midheaven in Libra teenager is going to be voted Most Attractive. Some might blossom later and if that’s the case, it makes dating around or landing a relationship even more of a goal for them. Late-bloomer Libra Midheaven folks will not be held back from finding that special someone, as they have a pretty pent-up drive to do so, thanks to their delayed sense of romance.

All of this is what makes you the lover for the world. You not only want the world to be in love with you but you want to be in love with what you do with your life. So, in a way, you aim for a sense of romance with your career, as well. There are some Libra Midheaven people who can find themselves substituting a romantic life for a professional one. And the opposite can be true, as well. Libra is about finding balance, after all, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfectly balanced all the time. Therefore, you often feel like you need to choose between loving your career and loving your significant other. It can indecisively send you back and forth. When you’re single, you might become career-obsessed. When you’re with someone, your motivation toward your career may drop. It can easily feel like you’re cheating on your career with your significant other and vice versa.

It doesn’t help matters that your relationships become public knowledge so easily. It’s really difficult for you to have a private life where romance is concerned. Your love life is the talk of the town! Look at Elizabeth Taylor. At one point, she was just as well-known for being tumultuously married to Richard Burton as being an actress and no profile of her goes without mentioning that she was married eight times (but, then again, that’s just astounding, anyway). A big reason for this level of attention on your love life is that you’re widely seen as such a catch. So, being the sex symbol you are, people are naturally going to ask, “Is he/she single?” After all, they’re probably crushing on you and want to know if you’re on the market or not. When you’re not single, it can lead to plenty of disappointment as well as judgment. Since you’re valued so highly on the market, some people in your public sphere may unfairly judge your partner (or partners) for not being successful enough, good-looking enough, talented enough, or whatever else enough for you.

Who could really measure up? That might be many people’s idea of you. Libra Midheaven individuals can regularly give those in their community sweaty palms and wobbly knees, making them feel like love-struck schoolboys or schoolgirls. Yet, you understand this and milk it for all its worth! If you find yourself in positions of authority, you wouldn’t be above using that personal appeal to set the rules. It’s a funny thing but Libra Midheaven bosses lay down the law without seeming to do so. So, you can charm your employees into doing things, possibly even by making them feel like it was their idea. On the other side of the equation, with your bosses, you’re going to be just as charming. Yet, you might have a way of still directing the operation, without them knowing. Due to your sweetheart persona, people can underestimate you. But, you know how to use this to your advantage, getting just what you want from your boss while still somehow pleasing them.

And when it comes to any conflicts in your professional environment, you make an excellent mediator. Midheaven in Libra individuals know how to diffuse any sort of tension in the workplace. After all, you just want to be the lover and spread good vibes around! But, you can also listen to both sides of the argument intelligently and come up with a way for everyone to meet in the middle. Therefore, this brings another element to your public image: one that’s soothing, understanding, and reasonable. People will look to you to be the person with the level head who brings balance and harmony to your working situation. When things get too intense, though, you might just seek to run off somewhere. You can handle disagreements but you don’t want serious fighting or drama on the job at all, which will certainly be one of the rules you enforce with your employees.

You also want to play a professional role that allows you to seek justice. On a smaller level, you might just be the person on the job who is always trying to make things equal and fair. But, you can also become involved in a career or a public venture that is about fighting for justice. This is really going to bring you satisfaction. Elizabeth found a way to do this, becoming the first celebrity to stand up and seek justice for those suffering from AIDS, when the disease first had its outbreak in the 1980’s. She believed that it wasn’t fair the way people were shoving these victims aside and used her high profile to fight for their equality. This was her Libra Midheaven at play and you’ll feel like you’re on the right track when you’re doing something similar. It doesn’t have to be charitable or political but it has to bring balance to the world in some sort of way.

I like to keep advice about the Midheaven general, just telling people what they want out of their career, instead of the specific career choice they should be making. But, with a Libra Midheaven, this stance of mine may just frustrate you because it can be difficult enough for you to make a career choice! This is something that probably started back in your high school days. When you were figuring out what you wanted to be, out in the world, you saw the goodness in many different choices. But, then, you could also see the con’s of many different choices. So, what choice should you make? This indecisiveness can lead some Libra Midheaven people to straddle the fence throughout their lives, as far as what they want to achieve. Even if you have a certain field nailed down, there’s still so many options within that field. You can do this project or that one or work for this person or that person. It’s enough to drive you pretty crazy, sometimes.

This is why Libra Midheaven people find more success teaming up with someone. In many cases, it can be a partner. You may easily find yourself falling in love with someone who is in the same field as you and, therefore, can partner up with you in a business sense, as well. But, it can also be through the help of a special contact, supporter or frequent collaborator. In any case, you just require someone to have your back, throughout your professional path, so you have a safe bet to go with when you’re busy vacillating. Just don’t become too dependent on this career partner, though, or you may find yourself feeling unbalanced without their input, decisions, or help. Learn how to make your own decisions more, concerning your career, and just meet others halfway.

When you head out into the world, a switch flips on that allows you to project a lot of elegance and grace. Many Libra Midheaven folks are the picture of sophistication when they are out and about in public. And even if you’re having a bad day, you’re going to try your best to give off very kind, considerate, and polite vibes. Because of this, you’ll find yourself welcomed and liked just about everywhere you go. The people at your regular places are used to you treating them exactly how you’d want to be treated. And just like with Taurus Midheaven, one of these regular places may be the mall. You’re going to love to shop and also love to be seen as your best groomed self. Most people with this placement never want others to think they’re having an off-day, style-wise. You are also regularly up for public displays of affection, to the point of not even being self-conscious about it. There is a powerful yearning here to show off one’s love and one’s partner to the public. So, you think it’s simply natural to kiss and get close out in the world, no matter who’s looking.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The 9th House: Where Are You Going?

When I think of the 9th House, the first word that comes to mind is “direction.” And this isn’t the 10th House version of “direction” that has to do with ambition, life goals, and success. But, it’s no coincidence that the 9th House precedes the 10th. And if you have any 9th House planets that are near the very end of the 9th, they’ll be conjunct your Midheaven, allowing these two forms of direction to merge. 9th House direction is about believing in where you’re going. It’s not necessarily about the success you’ll receive on the way there. That’s why the Midheaven/10th House is at the top of our charts. This part of our chart is concerned with getting to the top. The 9th House is just concerned with getting out there, with embarking on the journey.

If the 3rd House represents your grade school years (kindergarten through 12th grade), the 9th House represents the years right after you graduate from high school. You’ve put in all of that time of studying, of logically knowing the answers in order to do well on your tests and pass your grade. There’s something sort of mechanical about those years because of that. We’re just sort of bumping along, from one class to the next, not really thinking about the meaning of it all. But, then, what happens near the end of high school? We have to figure out what we’re going to do afterwards and that’s where the search for meaning starts to kick in.

Figuring out what you want to do with your life is, again, a 10th House matter, in general. But, I would say that the inspiration that allows you to build the life goals of your Midheaven comes from the 9th House. In your teenage years, you get a vision of your most amazing, impressive self, which is your Midheaven. Yet, what’s going to propel you there? You need more than just ambition, work ethic, or determination. You also need to have the faith that you can get there. This is what the 9th House gives you. Without inspiration, our mission in life would be meaningless.

So, you start having wild dreams about the journey on the way to those goals. The sign on your 9th House cusp and/or the planets in your 9th House determine just how those grand visions unfold. We don’t need to be sobered up or have reality come knocking when it comes to our 9th House sign and/or planets. These placement believe anything is possible (unless you have Saturn or Capricorn in the 9th, which can make matters quite depressing here but eventually successful). Therefore, as our grade school years come to a close, we start envisioning various possibilities: choosing colleges, thinking of where we’ll live, when we’ll move out and how, and how the world will open up for us. That’s why “idealism” is a key 9th House phrase. This house is faithful, in many senses of the word.

College life
Since the 9th House is the path we embark on once we turn 18 and leave home, I do think that it greatly defines your college self. Nowadays, it’s difficult to find someone who didn’t spend, at least, a few semesters in college, even if they didn’t finish. I personally don’t believe that a college education should be as wildly important as it is in our society. But, I do think it’s good to go just as an experience, if not anything else, so you can see what it’s like and if it’s for you. The thing about college is that it’s supposed to be meaningful. While many people just go for the degree, it really is a time to grow as a person and gain lots of important experiences.

How you do so depends on your 9th House sign and/or planets. Those with Cancer in the 9th House or the Moon will have a college experience that, looking back, makes them highly sentimental. With this placement, growing up, you never really felt like you had found your home. Going off to college feels like coming home for you, so it brings out a wide range of emotions in you. With Uranus in the 9th, you might rebel against the college experience. You sort of feel like an alien on campus, never quite fitting into the structure. So, you didn’t care too much about your college education, even though you were more than intelligent. This is often the placement of someone who just abruptly drops out or goes to college in wild starts and stops. 

I have Libra in the 9th House. I became very refined by my time at college. My college self was highly intellectual, a la Libra which is a real thinker of a sign. I practically lived at the library, devouring classic novels and poetry, as well as spending my spare time reading up on subjects like Existentialism and Anthropology (which was one of my favorite classes that I took). I also went through a phase of loving classical music and I became obsessed with visual art. I was an Arts major, too, studying Theatre and learning more about the art form and getting introduced to various plays.

Thanks to Libra on my 9th House cusp, college made me more sophisticated, which also made me way less blunt and harsh when it came to my opinions (Aries in the 3rd, Mercury conjunct Mars). I learned to really listen to people’s point of view and be more considerate and polite regarding where they’re coming from, even if I didn’t agree with them. I, however, did not finish college. Without irony, I left school when Saturn in Libra was transiting my 9th House and squaring my natal Saturn, bringing many dissatisfactions when it came to the education I was receiving and the direction I was going. I don’t plan on finishing but I’m so glad I went because I grew a lot as a person.

Unlike the facts you spit out to pass tests in grade school, the experiences you have in college really stick with you. To this day, I still have a real love of the fine arts and literature and I try to be very fair when it comes to voicing my opinions. My 9th House in Libra also affected me socially, gradually making me more diplomatic and easygoing with all of the new people I’d meet. Going off to college is a true adventure. I do realize that there are some people who’ve never been to college. But, if that’s the case, your 9th House remains an adventure because it shows the journey you embarked on once you became an adult and had to develop some direction of your own. As a result, whatever’s in your 9th House defines the way you still go on adventures now.

If the 3rd House is your neighborhood, then the 9th House is like your whole city. I sort of have an issue with people overly associating the 9th House with “travel.” Yes, this place can show the way that you travel abroad, go off to foreign lands, or even just visit other cities. But, many people don’t travel on a regular basis. In fact, traveling, for lots of people, is like a random phase in their life. “Oh, yeah, I did some traveling in my early twenties.” So, to just think of the 9th House as traveling far away is pretty limiting. And, of course, this house hates limitations.

Being in your general neighborhood doesn’t feel like an adventure. Whether it’s going to your neighbor’s house, the supermarket down the street, or the post office, it’s more so about dabbling in a lot of little things with no real meaning. But, what happens when you want to go out for a night on the town? That’s your 9th House, in my opinion. The sign and/or planets here define the ways in which you go out. When you and your friends are planning a night of fun, there seems to be so many possibilities (9th House) doesn’t there? You can go to the movies, you can go out to dinner, or maybe you can see a show. Is there a concert playing tonight or some comedian? You know what? Why don’t you just go out to that bar downtown? The 9th House is activated, then, because these times feel like an adventure, where anything can happen and where you want to be uplifted. 

The role you play in these times can be found through this house. People with Leo in the 9th are very likely to take charge while going out, being the one to throw out all the ideas and get everyone to agree. With Neptune in the 9th, you may be the confused one in the group, unsure of what’s even going on. It’s also possible that you’re a recluse who’d rather just fantasize about doing adventurous things, out and about in the city, than actually do them. Not everyone likes to go out and be adventurous, after all. And any issues with that can be found in the 9th.

With my 9th House in Libra, I have to admit that I’m pretty indecisive and noncommittal when I’m going out. Whatever house Libra is in is where you have a tough time saying “no.” My sense of direction allows me to see the good in more than one option. So, I usually say “yes” to just about any suggestion for a good time. I’m so agreeable and, yes, passive in these moments that something would have to be truly awful and ridiculous for me to not agree to do it. Going out with others is a harmonious time and I don’t want to ruin it by thinking too much about myself.

The 9th House is ruled by Sagittarius, naturally, which is a freedom-loving sign. This is another reason why our 9th House really kicks in after the age of 18. It’s when we’re free! No curfew, no rules! But, some of us have more rules than others when it comes to going out. And how much freedom you do or don’t give yourself is defined by your 9th House. I should also say that people with 9th House placements, especially if it’s a stellium, should not live in small towns. If you’re a 9th House person and you grow up in a little city where there’s nothing to do, you’ll rip your hair out and you’ll move far, far away, as soon as possible. You want a city where there’s always something new to discover; where things are busy and exciting and promise to make life feel bigger and better.

So, 9th House people are particularly metropolitan. The bigger and busier the city, the better. This is why people with prominent 9th Houses are prone to moving a lot. You are eager to find that city that’s the best fit. And that’s why I think the 9th House has gotten such a reputation of being associated with “travel.” 9th House individuals do travel a lot because they get restless so easily. They need a place with a lot of different options and even a really exciting place to live can start to feel dull to them. So, they might keep upping the ante, eventually moving out of the country in order to find the constant excitement and newness that they crave. The grass always seems greener elsewhere to those with a strong 9th House.

Naturally ruled by Jupiter, this house is such a big house that it seems like there’s too much to say about it at once! While Jupiter represents your beliefs, I think the 9th House is more about your compass. It’s not only a compass that maintains your sense of direction (in a lot of different situations) but it’s a moral compass, as well. This house is your sense of right or wrong, while Jupiter is more so the faith that gets you through life. And because of your 9th House morals, you will have the conviction needed to face the world via your 10th House. It’s hard to think of two back-to-back houses that are more connected (except the 7th and the 8th). With the 9th House, you have something to stand for and that makes you feel solid enough and mature enough to stand in front of society through your Midheaven. And if you have a 9th House planet actually conjunct your Midheaven, it can get a more than a little preachy, forever on a soapbox yet with good intentions.

That’s why you can really tap into your 9th House when you feel lost. It’s even better than a GPS, in that sense. In fact, if you are somewhere new and don’t know where you’re going, it’s good to access the qualities of the sign and/or planets in the 9th. Have Leo in the 9th? Stay confident and get creative. You’ll get there. Is Saturn in your 9th? Don’t give up and be realistic. You’ll figure out where you need to go. It goes all the way back to your college or post-high school self: that kid who was just trying to figure out his or her path. That 20-year-old version of yourself is always within you, via your 9th House. And when life starts getting too boring, too uninspired, too limiting, all you have to do is reach within and find that young adult who feels like they have a world of possibilities open to them. He or she will lead the way.

The 9th House: Signs and Planets

Whenever you don’t know your way, you should access your 9th House. Empty houses are still important, so even if you have no planets here, look at the sign in the 9th. The sign on the 9th House cusp and/or the planets in your 9th define the compass that gets you through various situations. It’s not only your sense of direction but your morals; what you feel is right and why. This attitude was instilled once you left high school. Whatever’s in your 9th House symbolizes the experiences of your college or post-high school self that are still with you to this day. This house is also about adventure. So, whenever you just want to go out and explore your possibilities, you’re tapping into your 9th House. The sky’s the limit and the night is young! 

Aries in the 9th House and/or Mars in the 9th House
After high school, you became more of a fighter. Your college or post-high school self declared that you could look after yourself and pursue your own desires. Therefore, your sense of direction comes from getting what’s yours. You feel perfectly justified in putting yourself first, believing that if you don’t stand up for yourself, nobody will! Yet, you might become too self-righteous when you feel like someone has one-upped or outdone you, always believing there’s some competition near.

Whenever you’re feeling lost, you just have to trust your impulses. Your inner compass emerges when you have the balls to just do whatever you want to do. So, being courageous really uplifts you and makes you feel enthusiastic. When it comes to going out and doing things, you can be quite pushy or aggressive. You don’t like the process of waiting around for everyone else or compromising too much. If push comes to shove, you may just get impatient and go out on your own.

Taurus in the 9th House
Getting out in the world made you more patient. Being in college and/or out of high school taught you that it’s important to be more cautious and persistent. You were in various situations where you felt more like the tortoise, instead of the hare, yet ended up winning as a result. Therefore, your sense of direction is found through taking your sweet time. You think you’re in the right when you insist on going at your own pace and can feel indignant when people try to prod you to speed up.

Figuring out just where you’re going can be kind of time-consuming for you. When you’re lost, it might feel like you’re going to be lost for awhile. Then, a common sense solution will come through, if you keep on going, and you’ll feel inspired by being able to be so practical. You have to work up the energy to go out and you can be that stubborn friend who doesn’t want to go somewhere new. However, once you’re out, you’re out! And you know how to have an uncomplicated good time.

Gemini in the 9th House and/or Mercury in the 9th House
Once you gained your freedom, you had to constantly fight off boredom. The college or post-high school version of you was a real busybody, always doing a million different things just because you could. So, you gained experiences that were varied and interesting yet all over the place. The compass you developed is a highly curious one. Some may scoff at your willingness to put a finger in every pie. But, you really believe you’re right by wanting to keep things interesting.

You’re never lost for long because you always seem to switch paths anyway. Therefore, your particular form of direction is just to figure out another one. The more you bounce around, the more inspired you are, as it keeps you sharp and stimulated. The idea of embarking on any adventurous outing excites you. Yet, you might lose your enthusiasm just as quickly. So, your road buddies may learn to just jump on these ideas and do them right away or they may lose your interest.

Cancer in the 9th House and/or Moon in the 9th House
After high school, you felt like you found the place where you really belonged. Your college or post-high school self could finally feel comfortable and supported. Being out in the world made you feel safe to truly express your feelings and needs. As a result, your sense of direction is very intuitive and emotionally honest. You’re guided by what feels true to your gut. It might seem crazy to others but you’re convinced that your gut responses are right (and they usually are!)

Being lost can be emotionally upsetting for you or put you in a bad mood. Yet, your innate compass gives you a knack for feeling out a situation and mysteriously figuring out where to go. So, not always having to be logical is very inspiring to you. You’re nourished by a night out on the town yet you may be very needy in this way. If you’re not doing something exciting, you can feel down. However, you also love making others feel good by sweeping them away on adventures.

Leo in the 9th House and/or Sun in the 9th House
You figured out who you truly were once you left high school. Being in college or just out in the world made you feel more self-confident and more comfortable with recognition. You became a more authentic version of you! So, the sense of direction you developed is very self-willed. You see yourself as the boss of your personal journey. But, you can get self-righteous when you shoot down the input or the direction of other people as wrong, often without even considering it.

Even when you’re lost, you’re self-assured that you’ll get on the right track. You’ll regularly refuse to ask for directions. This may be overconfident but you do usually end up getting back on path. It’s easy for you to feel inspired because just the sheer act of living gives you a lot of enthusiasm. You’re usually the bossy or the dominant one when embarking on adventures with others. You like calling the shots but you also have a genuine desire for everyone to have a good time.

Virgo in the 9th House
After high school, you became more sensible and clear-headed. Your experiences in college or out in the world made you believe in the importance of tending to the details. This became the sense of direction you developed in life, which sometimes made you more critical than you needed to be. Yet, you have a sincere conviction that you’re in the right with your criticisms. You feel justified by the process of trying to improve things, even when other people just think you’re nitpicking.

Whenever you’re lost, all you have to do is step back and analyze the situation some more. Then, you’ll usually come up with a way to get back on track. Your inner compass is shrewd and intelligent, allowing you to become inspired by figuring out solutions and identifying problems. You’re quite skeptical when it comes to going out and doing things. You’ll be the one poking holes in everyone’s suggestions. But, at the same time, you really enjoy planning these various adventures.

Libra in the 9th House and/or Venus in the 9th House
You felt more attractive and elegant once you gained your freedom. Your college or post-high school self was a more refined version of you, becoming more polite, sophisticated, and appealing. You developed a high consideration of others that became your sense of direction. You think it’s only right to be as nice as you can to other people and to not offend. While some may believe you’re just putting on the charm, you just have a conviction that rudeness is wrong.

Don’t go at it alone when you’re lost somewhere. You do best when you rely on other people, asking for directions or any sort of help. You have a compass that feels incomplete with someone else’s, so any form of partnership will be highly inspiring for you. It’s also because you can be quite indecisive or passive when embarking on adventures. When going out, you’ll either let others choose or just piggyback off of what they suggest. In this sense, you prefer to be agreeable and not rock the boat.

Scorpio in the 9th House and/or Pluto in the 9th House
Graduating high school brought out a deeper, more introspective you. In college or out in the world, you may have had some traumatic or intense experiences that brought you face to face with the nitty gritty. Therefore, you honed a sense of direction that was ever-aware of danger and threat. So, you can be guided by the conviction that some sort of radical drama is waiting around the corner. Others may see it as paranoid or controlling but you just know that there’s something out there.

Whenever you feel lost, you can tap into an amazing power that turns everything around. Your inner compass is quite psychic, capable of understanding all that’s unseen in ways that will put you on the right path. So, it’s spooky but this ability to grasp the intangible is your source of inspiration. You’re not the biggest fan of going out, as it can feel quite superficial to you. But, if you do embark on an adventurous outing, it has to be in a very intimate setting and it has to be deeply meaningful.

Sagittarius in the 9th House and/or Jupiter in the 9th House
All you ever wanted was to be free and you were thrilled to finally be unleashed onto the world. Your college or post-high school experiences were freewheeling, enlightening, and probably even quite wild. So, your sense of direction became to depend on feeling like you were limitless and could do anything. You’re truly convinced of this and don’t appreciate anyone raining on this parade. It may not always make you realistic or moderate but it does keep you endlessly moving forward.

You don’t stay lost for long because you have an undying sense of faith that gets you through. Even when you don’t exactly know where you’re going, you see it as an adventure, which always leads to new discoveries. You have a compass that makes you feel very lucky and full of enthusiasm. You love going out, doing anything you can to just burst free of any confinement. Painting the town red is your specialty and you can easily be the party animal that just doesn’t want to quit.

Capricorn in the 9th House and/or Saturn in the 9th House
Upon leaving high school, you became more aware of the pressures of life. You couldn’t be as irresponsible or carefree as your friends while in college or out in the world. If you were, you definitely paid the consequences for it. It might have taken some time but you eventually developed a sense of direction that made you well-aware of life’s harsh consequences. It may seem like pessimism to others but you feel like you’re in the right, which is often proven to you by your trials.

You have an inner compass that is made to be put to the test. So, when you’re lost, it’s just an opportunity to be realistic and sensible. You feel inspired by acknowledging limitations and obstacles while not being crushed by them, which helps guide you through many situations. You take going out quite seriously, as embarking on an adventure should feel like something important. If the activity doesn’t feel purposeful and worthwhile, you might just prefer to stay in.

Aquarius in the 9th House and/or Uranus in the 9th House
Once you got out in the world, you began caring less what people thought. Your college or post-high school self was quite an eccentric, gaining experiences that taught you how to get weird and go crazy. Therefore, the internal direction you gained from this time was an unconventional one. You’re that mad genius who will go on your own path, feeling justified in your unusual choices, even when other people disapprove. In fact, the more they disapprove, the more right you feel.

Being lost is an opportunity for you to get inventive. You have a compass within that allows you to freely experiment. So, you can end up finding your way by just going in kamikaze mode. Therefore, the process of thinking outside the box gives you the greatest inspiration. You are always down for sudden, unexpected adventures. So, you don’t mind having plans to go out being sprung on you and vice versa. However, you can also just break off and do your own thing, often to others’ surprise.

Pisces in the 9th House and/or Neptune in the 9th House
After high school, you became more willing to just go along with the flow of things. Your experiences in college or out in the world taught you how to be sponge-like and simply adapt. But, this instilled a sense of direction that can be easily confused. Your convictions can change a lot, depending on whoever you’re with. But, whatever you’ve convinced yourself of at the moment is totally right, even when you have others believing that you have multiple personalities.

Getting lost can often mean staying lost for you. However, you are actually inspired by being lost, in a positive way. Your compass urges you to wander, bringing you great enthusiasm when you can just drift, not worrying about the results. When you go out, you easily merge with others’ plans but often neglect or forget your own. Another alternative is that you just prefer to stay in, while just dreaming about going out. The fantasy of an adventure is often better than the reality to you.