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Hemisphere and Quadrant Emphasis (Part 2)

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Discovering Hemispheres and Quadrants

Part 2
The less common theme is the quadratic emphasis. This is where the smaller area of the quadrants come into play. As mentioned before, each quadrant covers three houses. The first quadrant is the span of houses one, two and three. The second quadrant is houses four, five and six. The third quadrant is houses seven, eight and nine. Last is the fourth quadrant of houses ten, eleven and twelve. Similar to the hemisphere, the individual who has seven or more planets located in one quadrant will likely demonstrate that sector's influence in life.

First Quadrant Example Houses 1 - 3
First Quadrant: This individual is typically a "self-made" person. Finds outlets through self-improvement, self-development and self-help. It is the emergence of the self where this person flourishes. The individual is expected to integrate personality with self-worth, value systems and communication. For this individual, it may be too easy to look inward at what is going on, but finds it difficult to see another's point of view without having already experienced the situation. It is believed that, at a past life level, this individual may have devoted too much of his life to others. If lacking in a support system, the individual is easily hurt by life's events. In general, the lesson is to evolve through the basics that the individual learns as a result of self-reliance. Unless this individual learns to reach out, others may have difficulty acknowledging this individual's talents because of the self-contained nature. Famous people with first quadrant emphasis: Tennessee Williams, Florence Henderson, Britney Spears.

Second Quadrant Example Houses 4 - 6
Second Quadrant: This individual is typically a creative person. Perhaps the most complex of the quadrants, the adaptation of the energies can be draining. The self is defined through integration of relationships with peers, lovers, children and family. May not have any problem taking risks unless it involves disagreement or disapproval by others. It is believed that, at a past life level, this individual may have devoted too much time to socializing, politicking or defining their worth on the opinions of society. In general, the lesson is to evolve through the combination of family, creativity and co-worker exchanges. Unless this individual learns how to establish boundaries, others may try to take advantage of this individual's generous nature. Famous people with second quadrant emphasis: Robert Redford, Melanie Griffith, Prince Charles.



Third Quadrant Example Houses 7 - 9
Third Quadrant: This individual is typically a partnership person. The self feels less important with the focus directed to integration of partnerships, psychological and philosophy with others. The problem for this individual is learning to distinguish his own issues without relating them to someone else's activities. It is believed that, at a past life level, this individual may have devoted too much time to hermit-like activities. In general, the lesson is to evolve through cooperation and not suppression. It is not this person's job to control other people's lives. Unless this individual taps into his own creative talents and sense of adventure, others may perceive him to be either too dependant or cunning.
Famous people with third quadrant emphasis: Jenna Elfman, Whoppi Goldberg, Martha Stewart.

Fourth Quadrant Example Houses 10 - 12
Fourth Quadrant: This individual is typically a society person. The sense of self may become attached to the integration of reputation, belonging to groups and social participation. The problem area for this individual is learning how to tap into his own talents and personal successes. It is believed that, at a past life level, this individual may have devoted too much time to self-perpetuating activities. The lesson is to evolve through social contributions and social environments. Personal success or recognition would not be as important as the outcome of the activities. Unless this individual learns how to connect at an emotional level, others may perceive him as insensitive.
Famous people with fourth quadrant emphasis: Vincent Van Gogh, Ann Margaret, Al Pacino


It should be remembered that these are generalizations of the hemispheric and quadratic emphasis found in some charts. Overall chart interpretation should always be included when evaluating strong hemisphere or quadrant placements. The piece merely provides a starting point for the new student exploring this topic. Happy studies :)

© 2005 J McCaul, Lunar Living Astrology - All rights reserved. Do not copy without author's permission


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