Exam...will I pass?

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Exam...will I pass?

Post by Freya » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:05 pm

I am getting ready to face the hardest exam to date of my legal career.... it is a month away, on March 7th 2018 in Guildford, Surrey, UK.

This law topic has been so hard (made worse by personal life issues) that I nearly handed in a letter to quit university. I have never felt so "beaten" by the subject. I have studied so hard, yet I feel comepletely inept and only have a tenuous grasp on the subject after many hours of study. Unfortunately it is a core module that cannot be avoided. I will continue to study as much as it is humanly possible. However it is all down to luck, if I get the right set of questions I could pass, if I get a bad mix of questions I could fail miserably.

The mundoscope shows a partile conjunction of mercury and venus..... could it be a good sign? I don't see this SLR as being particularly malefic? The moon is foreground, I will probably be extremely sensitive and touchy due to stress. Not sure if the moon foreground has any impact on intellectual ability
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Re: Exam...will I pass?

Post by mikestar13 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:57 pm

I'm not too distressed by the transiting planets in the SLR. Moon is emotional, of course, and you don't need astrology to tell you this will be an emotional time. Uranus, natal astrology's freedom-loving, liberating benefic. is a good indication (Uranus is much more equivocal in mundane charts, but that has no relevance here) Uranus changes are often not pleasant, but absent severe affliction, we're talking good changes. Now add Pluto the defier of odds into the mix, and the universe is likely offering you something good. I'll hold further comment until I can do a full workup later tonight, though that may let several others beat me to the punch--I need to see how the SLR angles and planets interact with your nativity. My wife and will be visiting me in a few minutes, so I won't be able to work on the chart until after dinner.

I think I speak for the whole of Solunars in I wishing you the most favorable outcome!
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Re: Exam...will I pass?

Post by Jim Eshelman » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:07 pm

I don't like that Saturn exactly conjoins your Jupiter on the day of the test (4' off at noon). Pluto transit opposite your Venus (16') seems irrelevant, as does Neptune's sesqui-square to your Pluto. Venus' square to your Neptune could go either way, and I recommend you use it to visualize your ease and success. But I don't like Saturn's transit to your Jupiter.

Turning to the SLR, as you requested, let's break it down. Obviously the most important thing is Pluto's square to your Moon, which is exactly angular and only 07' wide. For this test, the pressure is really on. It will feel like this one event will change your life permanently and dramatically (and, it just might). Here are the components:

t Uranus on WP -0°21'
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r Mercury on MC -8°37'
r Pluto on Asc -2°28'
r Moon on Asc -1°32'
t Moon on Asc -1°00'
r Venus on MC +1°48'
t Pluto on IC +1°50'
r Sun on MC +8°15'

I find interesting that your natal Sun and Mercury are almost exactly equidistant from MC. I can't swear that this is important, but, if it is, it seems a great omen for the test.

With transiting Uranus and Pluto so closely angular, along with natal Pluto, this persists in the idea that this test is a significant "line in the sand" for you. It "changes everything." This, alone, does not say whether you will do well, since either result would have profound implications for you (if I am reading your remarks correctly). On a pure "good vs. bad" read, the only real clue is your Venus closely conjunct MC, and stands in your favor.

Except... I'm not so sure this SLR is talking about the test. It seems to be talking about a more personal, emotional, relationship-based matter, probably a family matter. This is where I think the real "permanent change in the landscape" is likely to occur. Here are the aspects of the SLR foreground planets. Notice that the Pluto transit to your Venus, already close ecliptically, is even closer (0°02'!!) in mundo, and exactly angular!

t Pluto sq. r Moon 0°07
t Saturn conj. r Jupiter 0°07'
r Moon-Pluto conj. 0°56' in mundo
t Pluto op. r Venus 0°02' in mundo
t Uranus sq. r Mercury 3°31'
t Uranus op. r Pluto 3°42'

With regard to the test, the Uranus transit to your Mercury, though a little wide, does suggest that you could surprise yourself intellectually! The "win vs. lose" call, though, is complicated, since Saturn on your Jupiter 0°07' is "lose" (fail), but transiting Jupiter is also close to your natal angles.

But, again, that doesn't seem to be what the chart is about. I think it's about a quite different event of very significant emotional importance to you that has some doors close absolutely behind you as others open wide before you in the same breath.
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Re: Exam...will I pass?

Post by mikestar13 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:55 pm

The strongest theme of this SLR is Pluto with transiting Pluto within 2 degrees of the lower meridian, with natal Pluto within 3 degrees of the ascendant (in mundo in both cases). In addition transiting Pluto is square to your very prominent Moon to a 7 minute orb! Fundamental transformation is the order of the day, and your natural inclination will be to try to escape. You near miss about leaving the University is a foreshadowing.

I would advise you not to run away but to confront your inner demons. This is a very emotional time for you, and taking a hard, maybe even confrontational look at your innermost self is going to hurt. But with natal Mercury angular at the midheaven your mental/communicative abilities will be highlighted, and natal Venus similarly placed highlight your ability. to love--direct a huge portion of that love towards yourself.

The changes transiting Uranus brings in can play out in one of two ways:

1. If you are on the right life path, you will exceed your own expectations and pass with flying colors. This is extremely likely to lead to an increased self-confidence that will serve you well in your further studies and beyond.

2. If you are on the wrong life path, you will live down to your worst fears and fail. But in the course of coping with that failure, you will discover what what you need to know to put yourself on the right path.

I think the first outcome is more likely--your natal Mercury squared by transiting Uranus is excellent for test-taking--and would certainly be more enjoyable. But outcome #2 may actually be more rewarding in the end.

Metaphorically, hope for (and work for) "heaven" but do not fear "hell": the Universe has it covered either way.

Never forget that you are a child of the Universe, no less than the trees and the stars...

Blessings.

P.S. Jim and I were writing at the same moment, but he is a much faster typist!
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Re: Exam...will I pass?

Post by SteveS » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:19 am

Freya, when will you know the result of the test?

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Re: Exam...will I pass?

Post by Freya » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:41 am

Jim and mikestar, first of all I wanted to thank you for the insights on this significant SLR, they have been an eye-opener. Jim, you are right about it being a line in the sand, it will be the end of the "hard exams". There will be more exams in the future, but not as hard as this one. If I fail three times then I cannot become a lawyer.... if I fail once I can say goodbye to top grades, no matter how well I do at my other exams, and the competition to get admitted to the roll is fierce.

I will start visualing a positive outcome, hoping that Neptune will aid in this instead of confusing my interpretation of the questions before me on the day

Steve, I will know the results in July..... it's a terrible wait, not knowing whether I have passed or not. Do you think that if the results are given out during a beneific SLR this could help with interpreting the current SLR?

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Re: Exam...will I pass?

Post by SteveS » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:59 am

Freya wrote:
I will know the results in July..... it's a terrible wait, not knowing whether I have passed or not. Do you think that if the results are given out during a benefic SLR this could help with interpreting the current SLR?
Yes, when you get the results in July, your current SLR will most likely symbolize a pass or fail. If you get the results on/after July 19, your current SLR has mundo SLR Venus 1,03 cnj SLR Asc, partile 90 your Natal Uranus partile cnj SLR Nadir, which I interrupt as a most benefic SLR. If you receive the results before July 19, I interpret your June 22 SLR as neutral, leaning a little to the malefic side of neutral. Note your June 22 SLR places your natal Mercury partile cnj your June 22 SLR IC partile 90 your natal Pluto as a main reaction to psychological influences, which I interrupt as swinging either positive or negative. IMO, your Natal Mercury partile 90 Pluto is the natal signature for your studies/influences in law. I calculated these two SLR’s for Winchester, UK. Is the correct? I wish you the best for your test. :)

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Re: Exam...will I pass?

Post by Freya » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:36 pm

Hi Steve,

Thank you for the clarification... I am not sure when in July the exam results will be released so will keep you posted. My university is in Guildford, Surrey United Kingdom so I calculated the SLR relocated to the exam location. I find it interesting that my June return is neutral (thankfully) as I have two more exams in June, one on the 13th and another on the 19th of June! They are not as bad as the one on the 7th, which I have little inclination for.

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Re: Exam...will I pass?

Post by Jim Eshelman » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:03 pm

BTW, I agree with Steve that the charts for when you learn the outcome will be most significant, except that charts for exam date will show things such as your capacity, sharpness, state of mind while testing.

My main point, when you asked about that return chart, is that I don't think it pertains to the test as such. I think something larger and different - more personal - is occurring, and is the subject of the test.
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Re: Exam...will I pass?

Post by Freya » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:57 am

I just found out from the assessment office that the results for this horrible exam will not be released in July but on the 17 May!!! Is that a definite failure?

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Re: Exam...will I pass?

Post by SteveS » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:51 am

Freya wrote and asked:
I just found out from the assessment office that the results for this horrible exam will not be released in July but on the 17 May!!! Is that a definite failure?
Freya, just by transits (12:00 PM) to your Natal Chart May 17th is not looking good. As Jim has so aptly pointed out, t. Saturn is still partile cnj your Natal Jupiter. This transit alone is sufficient for a serious damper (t. Saturn) on anything manifesting in a big way (Jupiter) which is benefic (n. Jupiter). But also, t. Mars on May 17 is partile 180 your Natal Mercury and partile 90 your Natal Pluto, forming a potent T-Square. Later, I will look at other charts for mitigating or confirming symbolism, other than what I have pointed out above. Just do your best on the test Freya, that's all you or any of us can do when endeavoring to achieve important objectives. This T-Square is symbolizing very difficult situations, which we already know is a most difficult test for you. Study and learn as much as you can, even if you fail, you will have learned more than you know now pertaining to your objectives. If you fail, will you be able to see the questions you failed?

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Re: Exam...will I pass?

Post by Jim Eshelman » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:13 am

On May 17, Pluto is still close (16') to square your Moon, and partile opposite your Venus - there are emotional and relationship themes going on, but also a larger transformation of your psyche, a purge of deep psychological matter from your earliest years and powerful psychological shifts. That's the big picture of Pluto to your Moon for this whole time.

Uranus is still square your Mercury (half a degree), so you are in the middle of a time of learning amazing things and startling yourself (good? bad? indifferent?) in intellectual matters. Oh, yeah, that means Uranus is still opposite your Pluto (18') - more shifts and motivation to big changes.

Saturn remains on your Jupiter, though the peak was within a day or so of the test. This leans toward "loss, failure" type of things but, at this stage (on its fade) could also mean that there are financial and practical matters that you have to manage in your life that are taking a big chunk of your psychological energy - maybe something related to all the deep changes going on.

I think the worst aspect is that Mars squares Uranus in space, so you get Mars to Mercury-Pluto triggering the Uranus pattern. Mars-Uranus to Mercury-Pluto is by no means a bad thing per se. It does seem a bit of a shock, a confrontation with inescapable hard reality. This could go either way, but feels quite challenging. (I'm at least glad you won't be around your sister that day.)

And the best aspect of the day - one I really like! - is transiting Sun crosses your Midheaven. Approximately May 17 every year is a day for you to shine, for your entire outerworld expression to beam. Sun is unaspected, so nothing in this particular aspect turns it sour.
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Re: Exam...will I pass?

Post by SteveS » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:41 am

Freya, many times I have posted on this forum my observations with Solar Quotidian (SQ) charts (daily charts), when occurring on ‘out of ordinary’ days in our life. Below is link to your May 17 SQ (inside wheel) and transits (outside wheel). * Note: t. Jupiter is 1,21 cnj your SQ Asc and t. Venus 1,24 opposed your all important SSR Moon, t. Moon will also conjoin t. Venus during the day May 17. IMO, this is a significant mitigating factor with the somewhat negative transits to your Natal on May 17. Your SSR Moon is cnj SSR Saturn which could symbolize a negative situation pertaining to your priorities for your solar year, but still, I love that t. Jupiter 1,21 cnj your SQ Asc for a benefic day. :) :)

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Re: Exam...will I pass?

Post by Freya » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:20 am

Steve, thank you for the good news. I was getting quite despondent, thinking that it was basically a done deal that I would fail, so now I have a glitter of hope to hold on to when I walk into the exam room.

Jim, you are spot on with your analysis of my SSR... this has been an extremely hard year as far as work responsibilities, poor health, family problems and a new level of study that I wasn’t accustomed to... the universe is “restructuring” things in my life that I did not think I would face last year. I am hoping Saturn’s influence does will continue to bring “forced growth” more than failure desipite hard effort

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Re: Exam...will I pass?

Post by SteveS » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:55 am

This will be an excellent SQ test---for your test result Freya. :) Be sure and let us know the result of your test.

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