Interceptions in Your Natal/Birth Chart.
WHAT IS AN INTERCEPTION?
An interception is when you have a house larger than 30 degrees, engulfing an entire sign. An interception is NOT when you have two signs in one house–every chart has that naturally. An interception is only when you have at least two houses with three signs inside.
An interception means that you missed out on a sign during your development, as it connects no houses and seems super useless. You have a sign imbalance–missing an essential part of existence that you must find later on in life. It’s basically another karmic lesson. You were never taught these particular signs, so it’s up to you as an adult, to find them and incorporate them into your life, all on your own.
To see what it looks like to have an intercepted sign, I give you my chart, which shows my Aries/Libra interception in the 1st and 7th houses respectively:
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THE SIGNS INTERCEPTED:
ARIES: You either give too much, or take too much because you don’t understand what is yours and what is theirs. Normally, it’s the former, because earliest in your development you were not taught the Aries nature of taking things for yourself. You might have heard “Wait your turn” or “Share” more than was actually necessary. Reading that, you might feel a pain in your heart, as you remember how you never felt like anything actually belonged to YOU. Not your toys, or your even your personal space, it was always something you should “Share”. Not having anything of your own, creates a strong desire to truly know yourself now, and to create something that only you can have.
LIBRA: Having the opposite sign of Libra also intercepted, creates a strong desire for relationships that you never got to experience. This might be because your parents put strict rules on you not to date, or you were taught that the opposite sex would give you AIDS. But ultimately it’s because you never felt worthy of someone else’s love, since you never accepted yourself (Aries). This lack of Aries creates an insecurity inside that doesn’t allow you to offer yourself to another. Not focusing on relationships, and truly growing in yourself, will bring you to someone who will love you for everything you already are, and help you make those commitments that you are actually so afraid of.
TAURUS: Not having Taurus as part of your development, means you never learned how to stubbornly hold on to your own opinions, or allowed yourself to have nice, clean, and comfortable things. Maybe there was even a lack of love, as Taurus is ruled by Venus, you desperately craved to hear that you were liked as a person, but it never came. Your security was stifled at a young age, and you never felt sure of yourself or valued. You might have lived in hand-me down clothes, and always felt hungry for more food, but just accepted this as a “normal” part of your “normal” life. As you grow up, you connect yourself more and more with the luxuries in life, even if you can’t afford them, as it fills a hunger or void that only a strong self-love will fill.
SCORPIO: Because Taurus is intercepted, so is Scorpio. Not having Scorpio means not having solitude and never allowing yourself the freedom of stepping into the dark world inside yourself. After all, if you you are missing love and value (Taurus), compensation will tell you to refuse the feeling of loss through avoidance, and there you will never learn how to actually cope with it. Losing things and people, is hard to handle for an intercepted Scorpio person, because you don’t know where they’ve gone. You might spend many years of your life like a zombie, with your foot half in depression, and half in life, until you fully immerse yourself into love and loss. Don’t worry, we intercepted people always find what we’re looking for.
GEMINI: Not having Gemini in development is like not having a voice. Were you listened to by the authorities in your life? With an intercepted Gemini, the answer is probably no. Being free to speak is a luxury that only other children get to feel, you have to learn to conquer that with time and age. As you grow you might find that it is only you who is holding yourself back from saying your thoughts–everyone around you has been waiting to hear you speak for ages now. Sometimes logic is also denied, as Gemini loves to find truth and reason, you could have been denied the answers to your inquisitive questions. Did you hear, “Because I said so!” a lot? You probably even went along with that awful phrase, because why would anyone say it is so, if they were not speaking the truth? You will learn that people will suffocate and handicap others, in order to remain unquestioned and unopposed, but that does not have to be the rule you are under anymore.
SAGITTARIUS: With a Gemini interception, also comes the Sagittarius counterpart. Sagittarius is freedom, travel, and intelligence (even that awful, dry humor comes from Sag), and so without the ability to say whats on your mind, how can you ever learn to be free to think and say your truth, or go to the places you’ve never been? Many with this interception, have a hard time taking themselves away from the straight and narrow path they were put on, but they secretly and subconsciously plan their escape, and then leave abruptly, confusing everyone around them. You might go to school to take over the family business, only to find yourself dropping out with 5 classes left ’til graduation, to go model in Milan. You could also find that as an adult, you spend all your time seeking truth and sharing it, because you can’t seem to get enough of this magical world that you get to call your home.
CANCER: Cancer is the nurturing, emotional, Moon sign, and so with no Cancer ruling a house, you were not given that in your development. There’s a tendency to shy away from hugs and cuddles, and any person or thing that wants to create warmth around you, because that’s not what you received at home. Maybe that home was ripped out from under you, a family split up, or you were just raised to hide your feelings–home is not something you ever understood in the traditional sense, and warmth was hard to come by. Feeling and emoting seem like the furthest thing from easy, as you were taught to “conceal don’t feel, don’t let it show” (Yeah Elsa from Frozen totally has this interception). Well, now they know, so let it go.
CAPRICORN: With great emotional stunting comes great amounts of responsibility to avoid, and so for every Cancer intercepted, there is a Capricorn on the other side. Capricorn is power and work, and without the ability to feel (Cancer), you lack the ability to intuitively know how to take power in your life. You always feel powerless, with an inability to set yourself up for success. “Why should I be able to build an empire and feel strong? I should put on a happy face, and never put myself out there to fail.” Well, like Elsa, who finally had to take back her kingdom from Hans, you have to also learn to assert yourself in the world, even if you end up stumbling a lot on the way. Do it all for your own happiness, and mental health. You are worth it.
LEO: Leo intercepted is like the caged Lion–because Leo is the Lion, is the King, so how can the King not rule a single house in your horoscope? This is usually because you were not allowed to rule anything in your own life. You were not taught how to roar, or feel inner strength and ego. Those things were consistently kicked out of you, or you were taught that it would be silly to allow yourself to shine above others. As a child you could have worked really hard to impress, and instead of an applause, you were not only ignored, but even told not to be so attention-seeking, or narcissistic. You learned very quickly that you were not deserving of the praise that other people could get so easily. With any interception comes an unconscious need to receive what you were not given, and so as an adult, you still seek the attention to flatter your ego. In fact, you won’t put on a show at all, if you’re not sure that it will be followed with the recognition that you so desire.
AQUARIUS: Since Aquarius has no ability to give of itself, if not for the creator (Leo) shining it’s light, it’s hard for you to rebel, or give any original ideas out into the world. I mean, if you worked super hard to create for the mainstream, and you were shot down, it becomes that much harder to share your originality, and allow your freak flag to fly. Aquarius is also the water-bearer, bringing useful things to those in need–If you are not worth anything, what would the less the fortunate actually want from you? Those with this interception, find they are constantly giving to those in need, in order to make up for all the times in their life, when they felt as if they were nothing and had nothing to offer.
VIRGO: Virgo is mundane, and with this interception you were denied the mundane, the routine and the order. You might have been allowed to stay up until the sun came out, even though you had school the next morning, because who really cared anyway? And school? Not really enforced. If you did your homework, it seemed to be no one’s business, but your own. It’s hard to structure you and for you to find routine, but you are also a slave to habits, which may not be that good for you. Being denied the teachings of a good routine, you still had to create one to survive, and so you immediately fought back with your own compensation. As an adult, you start to see how ridiculous your routines are, but the habits you created early on, are sometimes very hard to let go of–no matter how silly.
PISCES: If you cannot structure yourself (Virgo) it becomes hard to reach REM sleep, and so it becomes hard to dream. Dreams are also a metaphor for ambition, creativity and optimism–all those are hard to find when you seem to have no time whatsoever to think about them. You’re too busy playing video games, when your mom yells to you that your dinner is now in the fridge, and that everyone ate without you, to have time to dream. Pisces also represents spirituality, and so you as an adult you are not only chasing impossible dreams (that you will reach), but you are also seeking enlightenment from a higher power, guru, or something else to guide you, since you cannot seem to guide yourself.
THE PLANETS INTERCEPTED:
SUN: Your ego, essence and entire self was denied praise. You feel like you are never allowed to compliment yourself without someone telling you that you’re vain. You can’t share love for yourself without others rejecting you in spite. The Sun is also the father figure, and so you might not have had a very close relationship with your dad, if you ever knew him at all, literally or figuratively. You will work hard in life to find a place to stand, so that you might move the earth.
MOON: Your emotional nature was denied. Maybe you were told to conceal your sadness (or even your happiness) so as not to upset those around you. You have a hard time getting in touch with your true feelings–even when you try, it’s like they are hidden behind some invisible forcefield. The Moon is also representative of your mother figure, and so you might have had a hard time connecting to your mom. No matter how hard she tried (or didn’t try) she could never give you what you needed. When you finally connect to your Moon–which you will–you feel an emotional power and intensity that you never knew you had inside you.
MERCURY: It’s close to impossible to believe in your mental capabilities and the words you have to say. Maybe you were told you were stupid, even when it couldn’t be further from the truth. You might have been lied to, or told not to have your own mind, by those close to you growing up. You are always seeking the truth, and you value honesty above all.
VENUS: You may have been loved, but for some reason, it never connected to you. Maybe you felt that you were not conceived out of love, or that your parents had no love for you–for whatever reason that is unique to you, you have a hard time with love and confidence. Ultimately loving yourself despite it all, will be your savior.
MARS: It’s very hard for you to express yourself and to find ambition. Like where are you? Who are you? What do you want? Are you even mad about it? You can seem very directionless with an intercepted Mars, and it will take you to finally assert yourself through your own intervention. No one else can help you with this.
JUPITER: You were never given the direction you needed, so you don’t know what path to jump on in order to get that “lucky break”. Jupiter feels like luck, when in actuality it’s just you reaching the part of you with the greatest potential for expansion–either way, you can’t reach it. You feel like the unluckiest person in the world, and even find that the people you get close to, seem to get luckier by association (normally because of their own conjunctions to your Jupiter). When you find someone that is willing to return some of the optimism they steal from you, you will be able to unlock the potential that Jupiter has to offer.
SATURN: You might feel totally powerless against the karmic lessons coming your way. How are you supposed to fix your issues, if you don’t even know why you’re having them? Saturn is representative of the authoritative figures in your life, and so often times, Saturn is intercepted because the person who was supposed to be teaching you right from wrong, threw out random life rules whenever it suited their own needs, which was super confusing to you. Maybe you didn’t even have a strong authority in life. Taking it easy and learning patience, will help you completely figure out how to fix your Saturn Karma.
URANUS: Uranus is cray. It’s your freak flag. It’s your rebellious nature. You might find that people think you are rebelling, when you are desperately trying not to. You try hard to walk the straight and narrow, because you don’t even understand what it takes to be different. Releasing your own personal uniqueness into the world, will help you get control over it, so that you might use it well, and change the things you hate.
NEPTUNE: Neptune represents your dreams, and so with this intercepted, you feel that you could never have a dream in the first place. Maybe you were never taught to access this part of yourself, or maybe even yelled at when you started having “wild thoughts”. You need to allow yourself the ability to believe in love and optimism and that Universe has a special purpose for you, and Neptune’s power will come to you.
PLUTO: Pluto is control, as well as death and transformation, and so maybe you feel powerless to the will of others. You have a great desire to be transformed, but it seems like a scary thing. Darkness is not something that you allow yourself to feel. Maybe you were taught that the scary part of life and you is not something to be explored, and with that you never grow or change. Diving into that darkness, no matter how difficult, will help unlock your inner demons, and transform.
THE VIDEO ON INTERCEPTIONS: