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Locality Interpretation for
Conan O'Brien
at Los Angeles, CA

 

 

Conan O'Brien
Thursday, April 18, 1963    1:48:00 PM
Boston, Massachusetts
Time Zone: 05:00 (EST)
Longitude: 071º W 21' 30"
Latitude: 42º N 21' 30"

Conan

 

Locality Interpretation For
Los Angeles, CA    118W14'34" 34N03'08"

Jan 1, 2011 to Dec 31, 2011 


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Permanent Influences (Lines):
Jupiter   

MC Secondary Influences (Crossings):
Mercury*Saturn
Saturn*Neptune
Jupiter*Pluto
Temporary Influences (CCG):
Saturn IC  

                                        
 

Astro*Carto*Graphy

 

A Locality Interpretation Prepared for Conan O'Brien

Conan's Jupiter-Midheaven line shoots straight down the Pacific Ocean, just grazing California (see Astro-Locality Map, above) bringing him a taste of fame, honor and glory in LaLa Land. The move certainly looks rosy for O'Brien, whose maturity should (hopefully) counteract some of the Ego Tripping that is, of course, inherent to the City of Fallen Angels. 

 

INTRODUCTION

One thing is certain about you, no matter where you are -- you're one of the people who gets a lot out of life because you look beneath appearances and are willing to think for yourself, astrology being somewhat off the beaten track these days. So what is ASTRO*CARTO*GRAPHY*EXPLAINED? It's based on the common, instinctive idea that a person has different chances, luck, experiences or options in different localities -- that you aren't exactly the same person in New York that you are in Los Angeles. It works by looking at the planets' relationships to the places you've asked about at your birth moment. If a particular planet was especially powerful in the location noted when you were born, then the affairs that it symbolizes should predominate if you travel there, reside there or even have anything to do with that location from some other place.

Since 1976, when the now-standard ASTRO*CARTO*GRAPHY technique was introduced, wide acceptance by both the astrological community and the public has validated it. In addition, ASTRO*CARTO*GRAPHY has been able to benefit from the actual experiences of the thousands who have ordered its maps. The product of this experience is this new service.

 

WHY DO PEOPLE MOVE?

To understand how this information will be useful, perhaps we should question why people move around so much in the first place. In addition to the obvious reasons are psychological ones. Psychologists (Carl Jung especially) have suggested that people instinctively seek wholeness, or a completeness of their experience. If it's true that different locations accent different parts of your potentials, moving offers a way to speed evolution, to get acquainted with new parts of yourself. So if you find that a location you are obliged to reside at is one in which some of the more problematical influences predominate (such as Saturn, Neptune, etc.), you should look beneath the superficial and immediate desires and concerns of your life and try to understand what emerging consciousness has brought you here. Every location is good for something, and you would not be considering living in a difficult one for no reason. Also, don't get frightened if some of the interpretations sound extreme or perilous. Every planet has numerous possible manifestations, and, while we've tried to include them all here, rarely do the more extreme ones occur. The point in this report is to enable you to anticipate the nature of influences at your potential residence and so become able to recognize and utilize their most positive manifestations.

Different people are apt to react differently to the same astrological influence. You will feel more comfortable with what you already know, so certain planets will be easier for you to live under than others. For example, if you are a woman with traditional values, Mars and the Sun will possibly pose more problems for you than for a man, since the qualities and life experiences associated with these planets are not usually socially encouraged in women's upbringing. Similarly, men will find the Moon and Venus more challenging. People who tend to follow external authorities and believe in society's order as unchallengeable may find themselves more at home under Jupiter and Saturn lines, and stressed by new experiences under Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, while individualists and the more self-reliant will reverse these reactions.

You might find it useful to realize that, when faced with challenging astrological potentials, it is sometimes easy to "project" these onto your mate or partner, seeing the emerging parts of your own psyche as things THEY are doing. If your interpretations seem to fit your mate, realize that these things are happening because of possibilities in yourself that you aren't ready to face, and try to develop the positive sides of the astrological potentials described.

 

EVERY PLACE IS GOOD FOR SOMETHING

But the most important thing to realize is that every location is good for something; if you recognize and understand its potentials, you can use them constructively. You'll find that in some instances you don't even have to travel or live in the location -- that its influence affects you through people who come from there, or remote concerns, such as business, cultural or other life interests that symbolize those psychological potentials described by this report.

So here goes with the ASTRO*CARTO*GRAPHY*EXPLAINED analysis of the locations you're interested in. We hope it opens up for you opportunities to find what you're looking for in life; but we also hope it enables you to look beneath the surface, to see patterns in your own development and your instinctive growth toward wholeness.

 

Los Angeles, CA

To understand the importance of the following influence, you should be aware that it is weak in the location you have identified. You may have to read between the lines of the description below, and should filter its extremities through the knowledge that the more bizarre and unusual manifestations of the influence are not likely in your case. You will recognize a basic theme that underlies a lot of your activity, yet with a large factor of choice and chance; but you may be assured that the options are open to you when the underlying psychological climate is empowered by a conscious choice and will on your part. Alternatively, you may not even be consciously aware of this influence, though careful introspection should validate its presence, as might the observations of a person who knows you well and objectively.

 

Jupiter-Midheaven
IF YOU'RE JUST VISITING, YOU'LL WANT TO COME BACK

This is a very positive zone to visit, as you consort with a better class of people, attract favorable attention to yourself, seem to acquire new social status and power, and love to spend money. Even if you're not a gambler, don't leave without spending a few dollars on lottery tickets, as this is a very lucky zone, one that increases both your desire for speculation and your odds of winning. It's also a place of religious truth and revelation, dealings with authorities, and chance meetings with the powerful and wealthy, where you could find yourself treated like royalty. Your ideas attract favorable attention, perhaps even offers for publication.

 

STAYING HERE: THE TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT

Jupiter's power here assures that the central theme of this area is growth through "adding-on" or accretion, so that evolution, deeper participation in experience, and cultural outreach are likely while you reside here, through broadening contact with the world and a "better" class of people. You feel that you are protected by forces or deities favorable to you, and belief in this favoritism gives you an optimistic, omnipotent outlook which encourages you to dare the impossible, exceed your limits, and ascend personally and socially. This is where "wishing makes it so," as hope and faith expand; you come to feel deserving of special treatment by the cosmos which, because you expect it, occurs, particularly extraordinary good luck and social or financial advancement. "Sanctuary" and protection by authorities can be expected; bourgeois values and self-evaluation become prominent here, as you feel distinguished from the mass of humanity, somewhat righteous, self-satisfied, complacent, important, or self-important in community concerns.

The issue of class is very Jupiterian, and you engage in a competition of decency, trying to outdo the Joneses (or maybe the Rockefellers), impressing the world with your attainments, credentials, diplomas, and possessions. The "right" people (especially "professionals") are not to be questioned, and social ascendancy is hierarchical, tradition-based, conservative, and middle class, marked by a contradictory need to feel "special" and an unquestioning addiction to fashion and public opinion. People in academic, bureaucratic, administrative, and professional circles rise quickly here, though the attendant temptation to fulfillment of ambition is abandonment of life's meanings, values, and goals in favor of complacent self-satisfaction.

 

THE OMNIPOTENT EXECUTIVE

Jupiter's myth is, of course, that of the "chief administrator" of Mount Olympus. Jupiter, or Zeus, was symbolized as justice, light, and intellect, as opposed to the dark earth god Saturn or the god of the underworld Hades. The problem of this zone stems from Jupiter's inherent superiority, which is often interpreted as an imperialistic privilege to ride roughshod over the rights of others. Positively, Jupiter's insight grants foresight, psychic powers, innate leadership, superiority, and understanding of the patterns and structures of the universe; negatively, it breeds blind fundamentalism, intolerance, self-righteousness, superstition, bigotry, xenophobia, and a barren morality that condemns whatever is not just like itself.

In its immature stages, Jupiter consciousness is usually marked with some of the above-mentioned excesses -- having found the "truth" (oneself), any other reality or person must accept your higher vision or be seen as infidel to be forcefully "converted." There is also a bragging, boastful bullyishness; arrogant, imperialistic self-centeredness, and a feeling that you have the right to dominate anyone else by mere reason of who, and how important, you are. This belief is underlain by an infantile expectation that the world is created by your needs in order to fulfill them. Greater maturity finds you dominating through kindness, becoming the philanthropist, humanitarian or liberal who magnaminously wishes all others to have the opportunity to attain the heights of social acceptance and success that you have attained and seeks to offer such opportunities (whether asked for or not).

Wisdom, exuberance, and humor are Jupiter's attainment in full flower, and here is the philosopher-king, generous, benevolent, divinely inspired, able to guide the community and humanity as a whole to a realization of its highest visions. The moral guardians of the state -- judges, academics, artists, musicians, and religious and charitable leaders -- embody this most perfected image of the potentials of this zone and, under its most positive influence, the patterning of ideas that constitute humanity's cultural heritage and knowledge of the past. This ability to comprehend the future can be grasped and understood, putting you in a powerful social role of leader and guide.

 

DOES "MORE" REALLY MEAN "BETTER"?

People will be content here who value society and its rewards and who aspire to the roles described above. Jupiter zones are less favorable for strong individualists, those who enjoy challenge and pitting themselves against authority and the odds -- those who espouse their own morality and values, as well as the truly creative and independent. This is the place for you if you have a taste for caviar and your eyes light up when a limousine passes by. You'll love it if you feel you are "going someplace" in society and have a vision and commitment to culture, religion, law, education, or the other professions. It could be unfulfilling if you are not typical of your class or family background, consider yourself "self-made," and find TV sitcoms boring.

As a man, you will probably react to this zone's opportunities for social advancement and improvement of status by making the most of them, furthering your education and technical skills and raising your expectations of yourself a notch or two. The problem here may be overconfidence and the intolerant excesses enumerated above. You tend to act without doing enough homework, rely overly on connections and the power of "credentials," and get yourself into situations where you're getting by on appearances and favoritism. These dangers aside, this is a very beneficial zone where success can come in sport, profession, career, and social attainments and where you feel good about yourself and what you can do.

 

THE WINNERS' CIRCLE 

The conventional interpretation of "good luck" seems to be acquiring an abundance of material goods or social status without expending much effort. If this is what you want in life, this is the right place to be. Prosperity, success, credibility, honor, academic achievement, and accomplishment are furthered here as life proceeds effortlessly, you climb socially, and leisure, nonproductive activity and bourgeois conformity are frequent rewards. This zone accents humor, education, religion, quality, integrity, prizes, and mental and cultural accomplishments, and here you are more optimistic, extroverted, and relaxed. Health improves (except where there are problems of overindulgence or sluggish activity), as do magical and healing abilities. In addition to this being a place where you can heal others, any sort of business prospers and succeeds here, as do self-improvement and creativity. Your mind aspires to the lofty, trying to create patterns that explain the universe, and things are seen in general rather than particular context, so that you grasp wholes more easily than details or parts. Music, sports, religion, publishing, media, broadcasting, advertising, promotion, business, import-export, education, the law, finance, medicine, languages, foreign concerns, and travel are all professions that do very well under this influence.

Gambling and speculation are successful here, and this zone is one in which large sums of money may be won (and sometimes lost) in such activities. You might want to try your luck here or invest in companies whose head offices lie within this zone. But beware of blind optimism, extravagance, going into debt to impress others, overgenerosity, and snobbishness -- all dangers of this area. Resist comparing yourself too much to others and getting caught up in totally nonessential, fashionable activity of little enduring value. Notwithstanding these potential hazards, this is one of the most optimistic, successful, and fortunate zones possible, especially for any sort of business or material pursuits.

 

GOOD LUCK FROM AFAR 

Even if you can't travel to this area, it is apt to be significant in your life as a source of sustenance, income, and success. People who come from here can be guides, teachers, mentors, or financial benefactors. Investment in companies or industries based here will tend to prosper, and education (even by correspondence courses) can establish a cornerstone of lifelong success. Cultural concerns are inviting here, and you may like to read about this zone or find its religion, language, or ethnic roots interesting and important. The particular position that occupied in this location at your birth will direct this type of energy and experience particularly into certain life areas; while the most important thing to understand is the underlying meaning and psychological principle, these are apt to manifest more obviously in specific life areas than in others.

 

MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE MEN

Socially, this is one of the best places to be: there are easy meetings with rich, powerful, and remarkable people, and you are preferred in work situations. Tending to rise socially, you also find this the optimal location as business and financial matters go well here. Personal status increases, and along with it the number of people who admire you. You could end up in public office or at least in a position of power and influence in your own corner of the world. Publicity comes almost too easily, and your accomplishments receive a lot of attention and support. Your life's outstanding social triumphs may take place in this location where academic degrees, business accomplishments, and other credentials are gained, perhaps permanently elevating your personal status and prospects.

Success here comes from playing within the system and should be anticipated most in areas where it is the reward for others' admiration and approval. This zone is also positive for success in music and in the helping professions, especially any branch of medicine or counseling, as you exhibit a benevolent care for others. You develop personal "quality," ostentation, superiority, and bourgeois acceptability. You can belong to all the right clubs and professional societies or even organize one, and may get some equivalent of the "citizen of the year" award. Problems here are those of success -- you may become insulated and protected from the realities of life and lose touch with the majority of humanity; such excesses of pride would usually foreshadow a fall. While this is the best zone for progress in legal, musical, religious, medical, social, business, or publicity concerns, there is always a danger of selling out and abandoning the principles of self-determination, as life here is almost too easy. For the socially immature, there could be hard lessons in how society is really managed.

This location is a little east of the precise planetary influence; therefore, of the possibilities listed above, those which seem most external, objective, and detached from your self and personality are the ones most apt to manifest. As suggested, the influence will act itself out in a social arena, but specifically will act most often in people, situations, and social or cultural influences that represent external authority or the whole of society and its values. If you're in a position of authority, you will clearly exemplify the potentials described above; but more likely will be your repeated exposure to others who act out both this role for you and the role of authority as well. You are assimilating your own leadership potentials from these experiences, as you are powerfully influenced by cultural, educational, legal, or religious institutions. Expect the people, gender, social roles, and professions mentioned anywhere above to become dominant in your social and career life, and anticipate that they will offer important guidance and valuable insights as to what your ultimate social power is and where it lies.

 

SECONDARY INFLUENCES

The material presented above describes the most potent and significant planetary influences operating at the location you have designated at the time of your birth. It is these concerns and manifestations that should demand your concentrated attention, and it could be suggested that it is to assimilate and understand this type of experience that you have considered residence in this locale. However, there are additional, less potent influences, that also operate here, due to the geographical latitude at which it is located, a latitude that has special importance for you. These influences will constitute a "subplot" or subsidiary influence while you are here, influences of about one-third the power of the major ones described above, and ones which are apt to manifest in relationships especially -- with either you or your partner acting them out.

 

Mercury*Saturn
THE ALCHEMY OF DRUDGERY

Here, a refinement, crystallization, and reduction of knowledge and self-concepts to their essentials occur; what is illusion and what has been assumed and acquired from other people are shorn away from opinions, personal history, and identity. Powers of concentration increase, the mind turns in upon itself, and truth, while slowly acquired, is dependable and durable. Unadorned meaning is chosen over form, and rather than a patina of culture and dilettantism, knowledge and communication are restricted to dealing with the essential and the real. Studies here tend to the tedious, the technical, and the detailed; restrained organization and practicality dominate, and as surroundings are rather uncongenial, work is hard and relationships clouded with suspicion and doubt. You may fear your own abilities and intelligence to be inadequate here, so compensate by working harder and by relying on external authorities. You trust less in your senses than in accepted interpretations of reality.

Projects get bogged down in details, though exacting craftsmanship may be developed as well as scientific and accounting skills. Copious notes and painstaking researches (motivated by high valuation of academic accomplishment) often produce less than was hoped for. Imagination (both yours and others') is barren, so little creative gets done though success can come where perseverance furthers, as well as in rather venal types of commerce and small-time wheeling and dealing. Writing and verbal expression seem inarticulate, sluggish, or antiquated; it's so hard to admit mistakes, you prefer to repeat them. People who need strict routine may find it here, but the mental myopia and rigid adherence to limited opinions of this locale make it too dreary, puritanical, and anxious for most. Health and mood may be depressed here, small complaints can become chronic, and behind most difficulties lies a disbelief in your own powers, which seems borne out by experience. Just as the ancient alchemists tried over and over to convert lead into gold, you labor at inner transformation here and are in fact transformed by the self-imposed rigors of the discipline.

 

Saturn*Neptune
A VOICE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS

This is rarely a congenial locale, as ghosts from the past must be lived with, and darkest secrets eventually come out into public scrutiny. Pessimistic introversion, loneliness, solitude, and mindless obsession with inconsequentiality are moods experienced here, and, while possibly congenial for monks, hermits, and others seeking solitude and contemplation, this area seems negative (at least for external concerns) for almost anyone seeking an active, productive life. Career progress is apt to be slow and often made through subterfuge (which usually is discovered); reality and imagination seem to become confused, with a resultant tendency to paranoia, terrific illusions, persecution feelings, and wild visions of apocalypse. Yet, despite such inclinations, you retain awareness of your own rather hypnotic power over others. Rigorous spiritual discipline is one pursuit for which this zone is good, however, and there could be advance in spiritual hierarchies, musical theory, yoga, or complex social ideas.

Unfortunately, the ideal and the real rarely function well together, and may require frequent lubrication by your compulsive experience of ill health, fatigue, disgrace, allergies, ailments of age, addiction, imprisonment, or asceticism. Such experiences may lead you to appreciate your link to the whole universe, but do so by underscoring the commonality of suffering to which the flesh is heir. Illusions are constantly pierced, and you may be the victim or perpetrator of fraud, deceit, or even crime. Involvement with institutions is hard to avoid, and unless these are in some serving career (such as nurse, prison worker, social worker, etc.), they could be involuntary. Self-sacrifice (without even the rewards of others' appreciation) is the one pursuit that is encouraged, but you may emerge with a feeling that there was little purpose in your painful self-denial. The ego is oppressed powerfully, and only those who can forswear its attachments and pleasures will be able to enjoy this locale. Despite all this, you retain a basic feeling of your own self-worth, or are forced to forge one, perhaps for the first time.

The underlying problem is an irrepressible need to act out utopian idealism in a material world and to try bringing romantic and unrealistic expectations into being. You may at best be attracted to community-type groupings in an effort to explore these needs, but your messianic impulses often lead to chaos and disillusion. Due to the similarity of the following influence with others noted above, you should view it as potentially more significant, and expect that it will be closely associated with the major planetary effects described above.

 

THE MIRACLE-WORKER 

This location sees growth, evolution, and personal success pursued in opposition to establishment values and linked to concepts of regeneration, rebellion, destruction, and rebirth. God, ethics, and world view are created in your own image, and constant change and renewal are linked to identity and self-concept. This can be a tremendously successful locale, and miracles can occur, saving you from destruction after all hope was lost; gambling successes sometimes occur here, or complete life transformations, usually for the better. This zone could be one of dealing with large sums of money for those whose families come from here. You can become famous overnight and find, win, or inherit wealth. You seem protected by guardian angels in (the not infrequent) times of trial.

Still, becoming a law unto yourself and creating your own code of ethics may transform you into a lonely individualist, outside the pale of conventional society. A charismatic leader, priest, or politician, you have the power to stir up feelings in others, coming to symbolize the idea of growth through destruction and renewal. Your presence may occasion miraculous conversions in others, or in yourself, as you tap mythologies and deep human passions with your intellect, communicating their archetypal mysteries to society as a whole. Faith healing may work here, as may any sort of prayer and magic, since your ideas and presence have catalyzing effects on others' lives. Though your circumstances are frequently violently upset, you advance your position in such times of chaos and find yourself able to gain ground when others retire, move away, or otherwise leave openings for you.

Your personal magnetism fits you well for a role as teacher, priest, or politician, and vocations in publishing, advertising, mass media, and finance could utilize your instinctive grasp of future popular trends and ability to embody universal, mythological conceptualizations in your career and daily work. This influence is so powerful that actual magic can occur in this zone, either to you or, with your conscious recognition of your power, with you as its center. It symbolizes the essence of life itself, and can see a birth of a totally new self with unthought-of potentials and opportunities.

 

TEMPORARY INFLUENCES

In addition to the permanent, lifelong planetary influences described above, which affect the location you inquired about no matter when you reside there or deal with it, there are also important influences of a temporary nature. These operate strongly during the period about which you inquired (this year if you did not specify a time period).

 

Transiting Saturn
RESPONSIBILITY THE KEYNOTE THIS YEAR

During the time period you designated for residence in this zone, there is a powerful temporary influence, lasting as long as one year. When it is past, your reactions to this zone should return to conformity with its lifetime indications described above, but during this period responsibility is a central issue, and events and situations in your life conspire to force you to accept more of it. Increased pressure is put on you by employers, friends, your home milieu, and most other external forces in your life, and though you begin fearing inadequacy in the face of such demands, you will later realize that this period was important in establishing your capacity to deal with an issue which becomes essential to your social position, power, and autonomy in society. Restriction and frustrations are encountered, forcing you to trim hopes and aspirations in order to deal with tiresome and dreary day-to-day issues. Other people are unsupportive or hostile, sensing your subtle need for individual power and control in any situation, so cooperation is usually neither sought nor forthcoming. This is a time of growing up, and if you willingly assume new responsibilities and autonomous power in your life, it will simply seem a time of hard work and slow, satisfying progress to distant goals. If you do not, misfortune and difficulty, particularly in health, relationship, career, or family matters, may enforce the patterns noted above and restrict your freedom until you are willing to limit it yourself. This influence usually operates in the guise of harsh external authorities by withdrawal of material resources, so finances, real estate, and your parents can impose limitations on you and require the accomplishment of difficult tasks which later prove essential to the evolving purpose of your life.

These, then, are the important astrological influences which affect this location, now and in the future. Needless to say, they all won't manifest the moment you arrive, but will indeed emerge as the most powerful psychological potentials over time.

 

EPILOGUE

This concludes our enumeration and description of the planetary influences, permanent and temporary, that affect the locations that you submitted. As you have observed, some of the information is psychological in nature, as it is the belief of ASTRO*CARTO*GRAPHY that planets act, not through any mystical "power" or magic, but by paralleling potentials in the human psyche, and in orderly and comprehensible fashion, marking the development of this maturity. It is hoped that you are able in this way to see that there are really no "good" or "bad" locations for you -- that in the process of growing into mature completeness, you will have to experience every psychological possibility. At best, this report will work to inform you what these are for you in the locations you are considering, letting you know what to expect, and so empowering you to be able to utilize the most positive possibilities.

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