Maria von Trapp (January 26, 1905 – March 28, 1987)
I wasn’t intending to do this individual’s birth chart, but then I read her biography and realized that it would be possible to rectify her chart, if the details lined up correctly.
Maria’s mother died when Maria was only 2 (Moon). Her father died when she was 9 (Sun). Her uncle mistreated her when he became her guardian (Saturn), so she left home and ‘decided’ to be a teacher (South Node). After joining the abbey at 19, she was asked to tutor the daughter of ‘Baron’ Georg von Trapp while young Maria was convalescing from an illness. All of his children then became her focus and she married Georg at age 22 (Venus). She said she didn’t love him, at the time, but she did love them.
There is a Yod pointing at her Ascendant in Virgo, and two other inconjuncts.
Jupiter Inconjunct Ascendant
You are a fun-loving and gregarious person who enjoys good humor and likes to play an occasional joke, although not to hurt anyone. You like to go to parties and other friendly gatherings, and you may enjoy being the life of the party whenever possible. In fact, you sometimes find it difficult to face the serious side of life, when you have to. You are so optimistic that you never expect life to come out wrong. Also you may want to travel widely in the world as well as in your mind. Certainly you will not want to be tied down to one place doing one thing all your life.
Saturn Inconjunct Ascendant
This denotes that even while you are young, you are a realist. You probably stopped believing in fairy tales and Santa Claus sooner than most, and you were one of the first to try to find out about the meaning of the outer world. As you grow older, you will develop a personal philosophy of life based on getting results. If something works, you do it. At the same time, you aren’t sure of the worth of anything that is purely decorative or abstract. In school you are likely to do well in subjects that teach useful skills in a disciplined manner rather than in art, poetry, music or literature. You might be good at math and science if you can see practical uses for these disciplines.
Sun Inconjunct Neptune
You are very sensitive to your environment and to the people around you. On one level of your being, you feel what is going on very acutely. Unfortunately your understanding often comes in terms that are very difficult to communicate to others, because their meaning is not clear in your own mine. Your greatest danger is in being exposed to negative people who are full of anger or depression or who act very harshly toward you and undermine your self-confidence. Your self-confidence has to be boosted at every conceivable opportunity, and it would be very destructive for you to be criticized sharply, unless the person has made it very clear that he or she loves you.
Moon Inconjunct Venus
You need to be loved, even more than most people, particularly by your mother of another woman who takes the place of your mother. This need for love will be the force behind many of your actions. If you don’t find the love you are looking for, you will develop an insecure hunger for love from everyone you meet. However, you may express this in strange ways, such as a desire for food, especially sweets, which unconsciously represent love to you.
How do you solve a problem like Maria? You’ve just got to love her, warts and all.