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dolce
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This drives me crazy. This is my new baby's chart. Why can't the stellium be all in one house??? 😂

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My chart has a 29 degree ascendant and that drives me crazy too. One degree in the actual sign and then all the rest in another. 😖

Anyone else have any pet peeves?

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That's interesting. A lot people would change house systems until they got something they could live with (more comfortably).

I have to think about this. I don't know if I have a pet peeve but some charts are dramatically more difficult to read than others. 

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@elsa  I did that at one point - I went with whole houses because it backed my 1st house up to 0 degrees Aries. It switched every planet to the following house, and still made some sense because the signs lined up with the hosues. Soon enough, though, the transits didn't make sense. It was merely my need for order. 

Interesting that some charts can be really challenging. I'd love to hear more about that if you ever decided to write about it one day - it seems like a big topic (but maybe not).

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Most of my pet peeves have to do with the various ways people learn and practice, or even evolve, astrology. Not my problem, I know, haha, nor am I perfect. Nor is there a single right way, obviously. But in that vein, I don’t like the modern western reframing of the nodes, at all. It can be frustrating working with beginners who have learned to see the nodes as pure magic pots of gold at the end of infinite fairy dust rainbows. The word “destiny” is soooo alluring:/. There’s more, but as I said, these types are more personal preferences. 

In terms of reading individual charts, out of sign aspects drive me up the wall. For the longest time, I didn’t pay them much mind or consider them true aspects at all. I still don’t treat them the same as other aspects, and I draw a harder line than most when they show up in a major configuration. I don’t completely ignore them anymore, though. More of a case by case basis.

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I can understand why you feel as you do about the nodes!

Out of sign aspects are tough. I get frustrated too with the squares made by signs in the same element, like something 0 Virgo square 29 Taurus.

ETA - meant to hit reply to @Buendia

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 Congrats on your new baby ❤️ @dolce ❤️ 

I have two pet peeves:

1. Planets conjunct a cusp from the previous house. It's like close but no cigar! I have this with Saturn, Chiron, and BML, and I am forever at a loss how to interpret those placements. I think this goes to show that most people are not made to fit in a box... Mabye some people out there have charts that exhibit pure energy, but that has got to be exceptionally rare.

2. The moon just moves too damn fast. I am a Cancer rising, or "moon ruled," but how am I supposed to track the effects when they are so fleeting? Even the lunar return report is a lot to digest on a monthly basis (for me at least). All that investment to undersand a whole new chart, and then I blink and it's already over! My moon is in Sadge, and I definitely like a wide lens, so maybe I ought to focus on progressions instead. I mostly stick to transits to my natal, although I tend to ignore the moon because I can't keep up! Kindof a shame, no?

 

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@cocopeaches

Thank you! ❤️

I'm not a huge fan of planets on cusps either, especially when they are at the end. I've read they can be interpreted in both houses, and that feels like an over-complication to me.

That is tough with the moon! My son has a Cancer rising and I hadn't even thought of that.

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I really hate intercepted houses and planets not falling in the house that their sign is on, which is why I adore the Whole house system. It is simple and the ancients used it and some famous Astrologers are going to it. Robert Hand who had a great book called, Planets in Transit switched to Whole houses too. That surprised me honestly.

I can see where my chart works in Whole houses. It puts my Venus, Jupiter, and Neptune in my 10th house and I can honestly say that when I worked, my bosses always loved me and wanted to keep me working for them. My Venus may be in Scorpio but I behave like it is in Capricorn/10th.

I practice using Whole, Equal, and Placidus charts. But transit charts work well with Whole house and heck, for me, I could just about do away with the actual Midheaven/Nadir and use the 10th house/4th house alone.

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@tonya I really like the concept of Whole Houses as well. It didn't end up working for me, but I think it's got a certain beauty to it. The history as well.

Totally agree on the Midheaven/Nadir. I barely look at the actual points in mine anymore because the house cusps seem to have more of an effect.

I am not a fan of intercepted houses either!

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@dolce Lol. I put it on my Virgo Sun and Mercury and like things orderly and placed in one house if ruled by that sign. 😀

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