Jane Roberts (May 8, 1929 – September 5, 1984)
It’s a funny thing: I never thought to analyze Jane Roberts‘ birth chart, until now. Blame Cash Peters.
If I were going to lay odds on Saturn being prominent in a birth chart, it would be this one. In fact, if you equate Seth to Saturn, you have the definitive makings of a medium. There is a double inconjunct.
Mars Inconjunct Saturn
This can be a difficult aspect because it signifies a conflict between your sense of responsibility and your desire to fulfill your own needs and do what you want. This leads to a struggle within you that may keep you from acting decisively. Instead of deciding what you will do, you feel caught between these two forces, wondering whether you have the right to do what you want. You may feel that others are trying to frustrate you, but it is only your own indecisiveness that is causing the trouble.
Sometimes with this aspect there really is someone in your life who discourages you and makes you feel that your efforts are futile. You must learn to avoid negative people who make you feel bad about yourself.
Mars Inconjunct Ascendant
The difficulty with this aspect is to find a balance between getting what you want in life and getting along with others. More than most people, you will have to learn the necessity of compromising to get along with people, especially because you often seem more aggressive than you are. At times you may feel that nothing is going your way, that you continually have to give in to others and put your own wishes aside. However, it is not really this bad. You do not actually have to compromise any more than anyone else, but you are more reluctant to do so.
Saturn Conjunct Ascendant
Even while you are quite young, you will have a very serious attitude toward life, and as a result, youth will not mean as much to you as it does to others. Either you will take on responsibilities very early in life, or they will be thrust upon you. You may find it hard to simply relax and have a good time, but even if life seems hard sometimes, you should try to relax and enjoy yourself when you can. Otherwise, with this aspect you might become the type of person who always seems to put a damper on other people’s good spirits. You get so wrapped up in your own worries and responsibilities that you remind others of their own problems, even when they want to escape from them.
Her Death was Slow and Painful
It is only by comparing her birth and death charts do we get a complete picture of her life.
I am now going to focus on Neptune as it transits Saturn and the Ascendant.
Neptune Conjunct Saturn
Under this transit you will discover that in many ways your view of the world isn’t at all correct. This may occur through a series of obvious disappointments, or it may take place subtly through an increasing sense of anxiety that has no obvious cause. Fear and loss of self-confidence are two of the most difficult effects of this transit. You may suddenly become afraid for almost no reason at all, and you may fear things that are not at all threatening to others. It is as if you were becoming disoriented.Planet in Transit by Robert Hand (page 456)
Neptune Conjunct Ascendant
This transit will alter your relationships with others and change the kind of impression you make on people. The greatest single danger is that you are susceptible to deception by others, because you are in an unusually idealistic frame of mind, and you believe in the merits of proposals that you are invited to join, even when they are useless. In fact, with your excessive idealism, you are likely to get involved in many situations that you would usually avoid.
At the same time, there is a danger that you might lose sight of who you really are and what your limitations are. You may expect too much of yourself, or you may think that you impress others in certain ways that are not at all true.Ibid (pages 470-1)