Nora, a friend of ours with some of her details are obscured at her request, is a humanist splash temperament type. We chose the pseudonym Nora from Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House.  She was born in Buffalo New York the same day as Elvis Presley, around 10 o’clock in the evening. Her the ascendant of 14 Virgo or a “family tree,” but opposed by her Moon and instead suggests the problems reconciling her individual with her blood ties.

“Our home has been nothing but a playroom. I have been your doll-wife, just as at home I was papa’s doll-child; and here the children have been my dolls”

Nora in Henrick Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

In Splashes, oppositions are important but Nora gets one immediately, with her Piscean Moon opposite her Neptune and Ascendant. Neptune is its its detriment in Virgo, making her critical of family ties and traditions. Instead, she prefers an utopian world where people are united by their own philosophical commonality and not blood and kinship. While her fifth house has a stellium by Capricorn and Aquarius planets break it up, thus blunting its force and desires.

Her Moon is fast, so Nora sees trends but her Mercury lags its Sun so she will often misinterpret their relevance to her life or look for the most bohemian, and not the most lucrative, interpretation she can find.

Venus, for her daughters in the 5th, is in Aquarius and so instead of warm bonds based on maternal concern, area relationship to which she is cooly indifferent — the mother and daughters have little in common and so it strains their relationship. Her North Node is right next to her Venus so if she applies herself, she will get her ambition because she has good organisational skills, but with the South Node in Leo next to Pluto, her strong ego has to be tamed if she wants to get along with others, or succeed in her chosen field.

Still the he e South Node – Pluto battle of the wills is rough on her; she realizes she needs others for companionship, for business, her children (in opposition) but resents whatever they give her and belittles them in return ( Moon opposite Pluto) because she resents the need. She does not like being dependent on anyone, and her old age shows despite those desires she will have to be (Uranus in Aries in the 8th).

With nothing in her 7th house but Pisces’s cool rays, she got married because it was convenient, not from love and devotion; divorce was inevitable as Jupiter trine’s it from the 3rd, and chances are she will another through school or friends.

The best advice we can give Nora it if strings are attached, and typically in everything there are some, it is best that use Admiral Farragut’s advice and “Damn the torpedoes” and go it alone because whatever she gets, she will eventually lose (Uranus is the focal determinator in Scorpio). If that means using her own resources, Mars in the 2nd house in Libra suggests that while she hates to part with them, she should, and not be beholden to anyone. She and they will be happier that way.


We have updated this essay to reflect Nora’s revised Ascendant of 16 Virgo; previously it was Virgo 03. This page was updated on 19 August 2018 for the missing photos.

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