Natal Report for Mahatma Gandhi
October 2, 1869
Positions of Planets at Birth:
Sun 8 Lib 55 Pluto 17 Tau 39
Moon 19 Leo 53 N. Node 5 Leo 42
Mercury 3 Sco 46 Asc. 24 Lib 35
Venus 16 Sco 26 MC 24 Can 40
Mars 18 Sco 24 2nd cusp 23 Sco 49
Jupiter 20 Tau 10 3rd cusp 23 Sag 51
Saturn 12 Sag 22 5th cusp 26 Aqu 04
Uranus 21 Can 41 6th cusp 26 Pis 40
Neptune 18 Ari 25
Astrology Chart Report
Chapter 1: How You Approach Life and How You Appear To Others
You are a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and ready to
see the other side of an issue. Even if you strongly disagree with someone, you will try to find points of similarity and
agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. You often avoid taking an extreme or one-sided stance on
anything. You have a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and express a spirit of cooperation,
compromise, friendship, and fairness. You very much want to be liked and because of your need for approval and
acceptance, you are easily influenced by others' opinions, especially when young. You so much want to please that
often you will suppress your own intense or unpleasant feelings in order not to offend others. Sometimes your
politeness is interpreted as phoniness or wishy-washiness.
Your need to create harmony extends to your physical environment and personal appearance as well. You
appreciate beauty and have a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. You do everything in good taste,
with a sense of style and art. From your home furnishings to your choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically
appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
You also feel that relationships are an art, one that especially interests you and one that you are usually quite skilled
at, for you possess tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to you and finding the right
person to share your life with is extremely important. Being part of a close couple seems natural to you - you are not
an independent loner. Having a partner increases your self-confidence. You do have a tendency, however, to
become overly dependent on your partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the
relationship. Finding the balance between being yourself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for you.
Others see you as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to you,
this is the sort of face you show to the world. You possess personal charm and an understated, noncombative
manner. Your motto could be "you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" for you usually take a friendly,
cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Chapter 2: The Inner You: Your Real Motivation
Sun in Libra:
Harmony and balance are your keynotes. You instinctively understand the need to accommodate other peoples'
interests and desires, and you are always fair and willing to meet the other person half way. Tactful, diplomatic, and
with considerable social awareness, you do all you can to avoid conflict and discord. You express a spirit of
cooperation and compromise and often achieve through charm and discretion what would have been impossible to
achieve by a direct, forceful approach.
Getting along with others and pleasing them may be TOO important to you, for you can be too dependent on
others' approval and opinions to make your own decisions. You will rarely act without getting the counsel and
feedback of other people. You prefer sharing and doing things together rather than on your own. Being alone feels
very unnatural to you, and you have a strong need for a partner and intimate one-to-one relationships.
You invest a great deal of your energy in personal love and you are very idealistic and romantic about marriage.
You seek a partner who is your equal intellectually, and who is capable of a mental relationship as well as a physical
and emotional one. You make a thoughtful, considerate friend or lover, and you enjoy the traditional symbols of love
- courtship, flowers, etc. Relationships are like an art to you, one that requires time, attention, and creative effort.
You appreciate a partner who is subtle and polished, never coarse or dull or blunt.
Fairness and equality, both in your personal life and in the world, are extremely important to you. If you fight about
anything, it is often about something you feel is unfair and unbalanced. Balance is very important to you and you
believe in moderation in all things, avoiding fanaticism and extremism of any sort.
You also have a strong need for beautiful, harmonious surroundings and a natural sense of artistic style and grace,
which is reflected in the way you dress, furnish and arrange your home and workspace, etc. Everything must be
aesthetically pleasing and appropriate. Either working with people as a counselor, advisor, consultant, or negotiator -
or in an artistic field such as design or photography, would be fulfilling to you.
Sun in 12th house:
You tend to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where your efforts are hidden, behind the
scenes, unacknowledged, or unknown to the public. Asserting yourself or getting up in front of an audience may be
exceedingly uncomfortable for you.
Sun Sextile Saturn:
Realistic and practical, you set goals for yourself that are modest enough for you to actually achieve. You are able
to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for you possess self-discipline, concentration, and
perseverance. You also have a strong sense of responsibility and are very conscientious in fulfilling your obligations.
Often you do things because you feel it is expected of you.
Chapter 3: Mental Interests and Abilities
Mercury in Scorpio:
You have good mental concentration and the ability to become completely immersed in your work. You seem to
know things at an instinctive, nonverbal level and prefer learning through direct experience or apprenticeship rather
than vicariously via books or lectures. You have mechanical ability and work well with your hands. You could
become adept at sculpture, pottery, carpentry, stained glass, or anything that involves doing and making things
manually. Biology (and related fields such as medicine) interests you as well. You also have an instinctive rapport with
animals, and may feel you relate better to them than to people! You tend to become narrowly focused upon your
own specialized interests and may not have much to say or communicate outside that field.
Mercury in 1st house:
You are quite verbal and communicative and eager to get your own ideas and opinions across to others. You say
what is on your mind. Others see you as a lively, intelligent person, and perhaps something of a chatterbox at times.
Chapter 4: Emotions: Moods, Feelings, Romance
Moon in Leo:
Warm, loving, and generous in your affections, you inspire tremendous devotion and loyalty in your loved ones.
This is good, since you would never settle for anything less! You want to be adored and worshipped like the king or
queen that you feel you are, and it is difficult for anyone to resist the warmth and attention you lavish on those you
care about. You have a great deal of pride and need to be recognized and appreciated. The way to really hurt your
feelings is to ignore you. You are genuine, sincere, and have a strong sense of personal integrity. You hate emotional
games and dishonesty.
Moon in 10th house:
You work well with the public and have an instinct for what the public wants and will respond to. Having a "nest"
is not especially important to you, and you may invest more of your emotional energy into your career or public life
than in your private life. Providing for and caring for others in a professional capacity is very likely.
Moon Square Venus:
You have conflicting emotional desires and needs which complicate your personal life. You may feel that you
cannot depend on your love partner to take care of you or perhaps you cannot decide what you really want in a love
relationship: a parent or a lover. If your needs for emotional sustenance and love are not satisfied, overeating
(especially sweets) can be a problem for you.
Moon Square Mars:
You are temperamental and impatient and can be very difficult to live with. You tend to respond with a temper
tantrum (overt or subtle) if your desires are frustrated. You become very irritable and bad tempered if you do not
have enough vigorous physical activities or other outlets for your aggressive, feisty spirit.
Moon Square Jupiter:
You have a buoyant, cheerful disposition and reach out to others in a warm, open, friendly way. Your emotional
generosity and lack of pettiness is well known among your circle of friends, and people often seek you out for help,
sympathy, or advice. You are always willing to overlook others' faults, and you sometimes overdo your
Moon Square Pluto:
You have intense desires and feelings and your personal relationships are deeply emotional, passionate, and often
stormy and painful as well. There are powerful magnetic ties between yourself and those you care about, and you
could become emotionally obsessed by another person. Your feelings can become so urgent and compelling that you
do things that are not rational. You undergo periodic emotional upheavals and purging, when you must break all ties,
release the past and begin anew.
Moon Trine Neptune:
The beauty and harmony of your surroundings has a very powerful effect on your emotions. You are very sensitive
and cannot stand to be in an atmosphere where there is discord or dissonance. Gentle, kindhearted, and
peace-loving, you will give or sacrifice much in order to avoid a fight and to "make everyone happy".
Venus in Scorpio:
In love, you desire a deep, intense, passionate union with your beloved and form very strong emotional bonds and
attachments. You "marry" the person you love at a very deep emotional level, and are often extremely possessive and
jealous of any threat to that union. You can be very demanding with your love partner. You tend to be somewhat
suspicious of even platonic, friendly relationships your partner has. If you are ever betrayed, you are capable of hating
with as much force and intensity as you once loved. You are attracted to people who have an aura of mystery about
Venus in 1st house:
You are very much aware of your personal appearance, attractiveness, and charm, and you can be rather
narcissistic. On the other hand, you are concerned with getting along with others and you have a pleasing, agreeable
manner that people find quite appealing. You use tact or charm to get what you want rather than intense effort or
force. Your desire for love and affection colors everything you do.
Venus Conjunct Mars:
You are extremely amorous and it is difficult for you to go without a romantic involvement for very long. When you
are attracted to someone, you pursue them very ardently and sometimes come on too strong. Doing creative work or
artistic work can also satisfy the very strong desire for love and beauty that you feel.
Venus Opposition Jupiter:
You share freely whatever you have, and your friends know they can always count on your generosity and
support, both emotional and material. Your good-hearted acceptance and tolerance of others' foibles goes a long
way in maintaining harmony in your relationships. You also have a lazy streak and sometimes avoid confronting
difficult issues in relationships simply because it seems like too much trouble and too petty. You like to socialize and
will use any excuse to celebrate with friends. You cannot tolerate too much restriction by your love partner, and
encourage your partner's freedom as well.
Venus Opposition Pluto:
You experience powerful, compelling emotional and sexual attractions, and you may feel that you have little choice
or control over your desires. You have an intense need for love and may be emotionally greedy or insatiable. Your
love life is passionate and often tumultuous and painful as well. Jealousy, power struggles, or over-possessiveness can
become areas of conflict in your relationships. Positively, you can be unusually creative and bring about beneficial and
healing changes in the lives of others, motivated by your deeply felt love.
Chapter 5: Drive and Ambition: How You Achieve Your Goals
Mars in Scorpio:
You are extremely strong-willed and you pursue your goals and desires with passionate dedication and
determination. You are capable of total concentration and tremendous discipline, and you are very difficult to
influence or sway once your mind is made up. When you want something, you can be very one-sided and almost
obsessed with it. You are very instinctive and do not always consciously know why you feel as strongly and deeply
as you do.
You also tend to be secretive and unwilling to reveal your aims and intentions, and the intensity of your will and
desire may not be apparent to others at first. However, you are very forceful in a quiet and subtle way. You often
manipulate or force your will upon other people, without being overtly aggressive. You are not interested in
confrontation but are a formidable foe if you meet opposition or aggression from another. You are courageous and
have a rather primitive, raw side as well.
Mars in 1st house:
You are a doer and an achiever. Energetic, courageous, and often impatient, you will forge ahead with your plans
regardless of others' reservations. In fact, you often feel other people get in your way and you prefer working on your
own. You are active, assertive, and rather competitive as well.
Mars Opposition Jupiter:
You are enterprising, ambitious, and have a strong desire to succeed in a big way. Ever on the look out for new
opportunities and promising new ventures, you are willing to take risks if you sense that something is going to be a
winner. No matter how much you accomplish, you never seem to be completely satisfied. You always feel you can
do more, and set your sights on another goal. You feel frustrated in limited circumstances, and you will leave secure
and reasonably successful situations if they do not offer challenges and potential for growth and expansion in the
future. You like to keep stretching your limits, to see how far you can go. Sometimes you over-extend yourself or
promise more than you can actually achieve, due to an overly optimistic or overly confident assessment of your own
capacities. You relish healthy competition and feel that it spurs you on to even greater achievements.
Mars Opposition Pluto:
You have a powerful will and when you want something, you pursue it passionately and relentlessly until you
achieve it. You may be so driven by your desire that you lose all objectivity. You often become compulsive, even
obsessed, with doing or achieving something, no matter what the costs or how hard you must work for it. Your
forcefulness may be veiled or subtle, for often you do not reveal your real aims and intentions to others until they
cross you. Intense power struggles and relationships with a strong dominance/submissiveness theme are likely. You
have enormous energy reserves, and are capable of extraordinary effort and great achievement if you use your
energies for constructive purposes.
Mars Trine Uranus:
You are dynamic, decisive, and somewhat impulsive. You respond quickly and spontaneously to challenges, and
you enjoy vigorous physical activities that require fast reflexes and a good sense of rhythm and timing. You have an
abundance of energy and vitality, and a restless desire to see progress and change - you hate stagnation. You are
individualistic and make a good leader, spearheading new projects and inspiring others to act.
Chapter 6: Other Influences
Jupiter in Taurus:
Material comfort, security, and well-being are quite important to you, and you are not one to have your head in
the clouds when financial matters and future security are at stake. Your strengths are practicality, a love of the earth,
and the ability to take great delight in the sensual pleasures of the natural world. Also, when you feel secure
financially, you are likely to be very generous and hospitable.
Jupiter in 7th house:
You are a very sociable person, and you need to reach out and communicate with many different people. You are
interested in what others can teach you and are drawn to those with more knowledge or breadth of experience than
yourself. You expect a high level of integrity and sincerity from others and you do not tolerate pettiness or hypocrisy
in your close friends or marriage partner.
You also need freedom and want a partner who will support your need to keep learning and growing, who will
not limit you or set too many boundaries. Your marriage is likely to be very satisfying and rich.
Jupiter Conjunct Pluto:
You aim high and strive to position yourself in a manner that will ensure success. You are not above joining
organizations or rubbing elbows with others primarily for the opportunities and social status that they confer on you.
You abhor pettiness and your broad perspective and vision incline you to an influential and successful position in life.
Jupiter Sextile Uranus:
You are always open to the new, willing to plunge in and experiment with a fresh approach, and enthusiastic about
learning, growing, and expanding. As a result of this positive attitude, opportunities and unexpected good fortune are
drawn into your life. You embrace change, delight in discovery, and enjoy sharing your excitement with other people.
A sense of happy expectation and a sometimes outrageous sense of humor are two of your great gifts.
Saturn in Sagittarius:
You have a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, you prevent
yourself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. You are more rigid and dogmatic than you realize. Your
approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. You take your own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very
seriously, worrying and fretting if you are not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
Saturn in 2nd house:
Your fears revolve around money and material security, and you work very hard to ensure that your assets are
solid. You may be very conservative, even stingy, with your money because you are afraid there won't be enough.
You may turn this fear around and become very shrewd about investments and financial matters.
Uranus in Cancer:
You are part of a 7 year group of people who have a strong need to feel unrestrained by family ties and personal
heritage. Your age group tends to find personal relationships very restrictive, and also tends to feel alienated and
distant from family ties and concerns. Forming long-term personal relationships is difficult for your age group, and
divorce rates are high in your group. However, you are an emotional and sensitive group also, and this instability is
painful at times. Finding personal freedom and closeness with others at the same time is a big challenge for you.
Uranus in 9th house:
You are unconventional, even iconoclastic, in your attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics. You tend to
see traditional religion as restrictive, meaningless ritual with little to offer you, and you're eager to experiment with
other, alternative pathways. You have lots of creative, innovative ideas and you often feel that others are unwilling to
take risks and venture out of their deeply ingrained perspectives and views.
Uranus Square Neptune:
You were also born during a period that lasted approximately 5 years and is characterized by an unusually high
degree of imagination and sensitivity. You are part of a group of people who are very inspired but also unstable. The
bizarre and unusual are standard fare among your age group. Your generation also inspires intense political
movements that are often fanatical or unreasonable in their goals.
Neptune in Aries:
You are part of a 14 year group of people that pursue religious and spiritual matters in an independent and
individualistic way. Church doctrine and dogma are attacked by your generation, and virtually every organized
religion undergoes some major changes in philosophy. Your generation also questions other long-held ideals of
society and seeks alternative ideals, hopes, and aspirations. Your age group also introduces radically new concepts
and styles in art, music, and literature. Avant-garde tastes are fashionable with your age group and classics give way
to fresh, new styles.
Neptune in 6th house:
You have a sensitive physique and may have allergic responses and sensitivities to foods, medicines, or anything
you take in from the environment. Emotional stress and confusion seem to affect you physically, even more quickly
than they affect other people.
Pluto in Taurus:
You are part of a 30 year group of people who are highly motivated by practical concerns. There is a very strong
psychological need to feel that there is a firm foundation and a solid basis for one's life. There is an irresistible urge to
make sure that the basics are taken care of and everything is built on a solid foundation. Consequently, your
generation works hard to improve the economy, ensure adequate food supplies, maintain and build roads and
buildings, increase productivity, and develop other facilities that are essential foundations for a healthy, thriving
There is a strong tendency to measure the value of something by its utilitarian value. For example, in education and
research the emphasis is on ideas of practical value and there is little support for more purely theoretical research.
Your generation is pragmatic and productive, and is driven by a need to build and DO things. This concern with
practical affairs often becomes unbalanced, and a rampant materialism with little regard for humanitarian, ethical, and
spiritual values often develops in your age group.
There is also a strong sensual craving in your age group, and a great deal of emphasis is placed on physically
comfortable surroundings and good food. Romance is particularly important to your age group, and a great emphasis
is also placed on the physical attractiveness of the opposite sex.
A small minority of members of your age group are likely to be uncomfortable with the practical and materialistic
atmosphere of the times, and consequently become alienated and antagonistic towards the social norm.
Pluto in 7th house:
Emotional intensity, compulsive attraction, and a sense of fate or destiny characterize your one-to-one
relationships. It's as if you simply cannot have light, superficial relationships; they are inevitably profound, intense
experiences which reveal your depths to you. You may be drawn to powerful, charismatic, willful people that
challenge, thwart, and ultimately evoke your own power and strengths. Your marriage is likely to be the arena for
your greatest growth.