Natal Astrological Profile of
Marina Tsvetaeva

Born: Moscow, Saturday, 8 October 1882

Prepared by Astrodienst, Zürich

Sun in Libra, Moon in Taurus

You take life at a leisurely pace. You form opinions slowly and reflectively and can become obstinate in the views you do adopt. With your sense of tradition and admiration for time-tested things and ideas, you respect lineage, deep-rootedness and solidity. Your inner nature is conciliatory and compromising, for you value balance and symmetry above all. In love you choose a partner carefully and conduct your courtship with great patience. You experience a sort of regeneration and revitalization in being close to nature. The key to a more serene life lies in modifying your obstinacy and fixations.

Ascendant in Leo, Sun in the Third House

People with Leo in the Ascendant seem to possess a flair for the life of nobility and regality. Your life will be in many ways influenced by decisions you make that have been motivated by your pride, desire for power, for authority, and your need to convince others of your courage.

In life you will act with a rather frank, generous, and amiable disposition. The course of events in your life will unfold themselves swiftly, and a life full of chance and circumstances will be the outcome of your desire to rule, to organize, to hold the keys of authority. You should be aware that as a result of overly strong impulses there is the danger of failures and upsets in life. You will be generally regarded as an amiable, sincere and generous person who, however, has much pride and sensitivity. Egocentricity is one of the prices of being born with the Ascendant sign of Leo. Another aspect of this zodiacal sign is that your personality becomes excessively charged with passion and sexual desire. On the other hand, these zodiacal signs grant in life a large dose of vitality as well as a fine physical shape and a strong, healthy constitution.

Willpower is a characteristic of your personality. You seek opportunities and when you find them you go to it, using both your mind and your emotions to strive for success with zeal and determination. You are very self-assured and you implement ideas with a self-assurance that lets nothing get in your way of success.

It would be beneficial to you, however, if you were not so candid and frank and if you did not expect others to act and feel as you do.

Leo will grant you very sincere and affectionate relationships in which you desire to bring happiness and an overall feeling of charitable spirit and warmth to your loved one. In your sexual relationships you appear as happy, strong, playful and even a little innocent.

You will always act better as a leader than a subordinate.

This position indicates a generous though proud mind, with ambitious inclinations. In all intellectual endeavors you are firm and confident, always aiming at total success and desirous of honor and fame through your intellectual endeavors. You have a desire to help others by means of the application of your knowledge. Your mind can be inventive, constructive, profound, commanding respect, and even religious or philosophical.

You must be careful not to become too proud or arrogant or to demonstrate an overly ambitious nature.

Venus in the First House

Venus is in the first house is a strong position for Venus, for it adds charm to your personality and gives you an amiable and pleasant disposition.

You concentrate a great deal on your appearance and even if you are not especially beautiful or handsome, you have a quality of softness and friendliness, which endears you to many.

You like to keep beauty and grace around you as much as possible. You have a strong affinity with nature and prefer the quiet life of the country to the plastic constructions of city life.

It is likely that you grew up in an atmosphere of warmth and congeniality. Now it is easy for you to project these same feelings to family and friends, and others often count on you to restore peace in difficult situations.

You have strong inclinations toward music, art and drama and you may wish to cultivate a form of artistic expression.

You work very hard to get along with others, and you usually try to win arguments with diplomacy rather than force. You must learn to be self-assertive when necessary and to stand up for your own rights, forcefully if need be. Otherwise, people will not have much respect for you.

Relationships are important to you, and you often go out of your way to initiate them. It is vital that your associations remain harmonious, because quarrels and disputes affect you adversely.

Sun in the Third House

Your individuality as ruled by the Sun must pass several karmic tests of a mental character in order to return to its spiritual abode with a richer knowledge in this state of consciousness. Your mind strives for glory, social success, honors, power and magnanimous elevation by means of intellectual understanding.

The path for the realization of fame, honor, nobility and advancement lies through study, communication and self-expression. Your views about life are optimistic, self-assured, kind and generous.

The liabilities of your mind are a lack of interest in detail or occupations and matters that you regard as being below your dignity.

Saturn in the Third House

Saturn brings an aura of objectivity and contriving to all mental functions; the general attitude is reserved, serious, and lacking in dynamism, warmth and flexibility. You are a thinker and a slow, but determined planner.

The struggle to realize your life plans might be difficult, and you will receive little assistance from persons close to you.

You tend to worry needlessly or give excessive attention to plans which will yield very little in relation to the effort invested.

Saturn here represents duties that you must comply with and which are of an intellectual nature. It also points to tests of character occurring at critical points of human relationship, which can only be successfully "passed" by developing an altruistic and compassionate nature that will make pardon and forgiveness feasible.

Mars Opposition Ascendant

Mars opposition the Ascendant shows that you attract people who threaten you. You do not really have that much self-confidence; your aggressive actions are an attempt to convince yourself that you do.

Meeting others in competition is how you learn to assert yourself constructively, with greater self-control and discipline. Naturally argumentative, you are not the easiest person to get along with. You must learn to be more compromising if you want peace and harmony. Making concessions shows strength of character, not weakness, and if you realize this, you will be respected for your maturity.

In personal relationships, your offensive tactics force you to raise your defenses when the going gets rough.

But an attitude of superiority often masks feelings of inferiority or inadequacy. You have a lot of creative energy you should express. Remember, it is what you do rather than what you say you can do that is important. Develop more self-control, or you will run into many troublesome situations that could be extremely difficult to resolve.

Moon in the Tenth House

Among other things, this is an indication of your ability to adjust to varying conditions. Whatever your temperamental qualities may be, destiny will place you in situations where you will have dealings with the public.

Some public note could eventually come your way. Yet you should remember that the Moon successes are rather ethereal and do not maintain a permanent state.

Imagination, a tenacious disposition and ability to relate to the public are among your attributes. Outwardly, you will appear as one who reacts to emotions rather than to reason, yet you attempt a logical rationalization of your impulsive notions. You will better develop your potentialities in any professional circle where your natural inclinations can be reasonably manifested.


August 17, 2010

All my Russian friends asked, “Rolf, why are you so interested in this lady?” - Here is the ultimate answer.
I have described my initial fascination with Marina Tsvetaeva in my introduction. Now that I have looked at Marina's natal horoscope, I became curious what the Zürich computer would have to say about my relationship with her. And to my surprise the Zürich program produced a fairly accurate description of the experiences I had while doing this work. - I don't “believe” in horoscopes, i.e., I don't attach any superstitous meanings to the planetary constellations – but I bow my head to the psychological insights the fully anonymous Zürich computer program produced...

Relationship Horoscope

Rolf, born: Grünberg, September 10, 1931
Marina Tsvetaeva, born: Moscow, Saturday, 8 October, 1892, 23:50 (Midnight)

Sun in the Fourth House

Composite Sun in the fourth house favors a strong emotional involvement.
The fourth is the house of your most personal and intimate life, your home, your past and origins in general, as well as your inner feelings and emotions. Thus this position favors a relationship in which you settle down together and share each other's personal lives as intimately as possible.
On the psychological level, you are likely to experience profound emotions together and to become deeply involved in each other's innermost mental and emotional depths.

Sun Conjunct Mercury

The conjunction of composite Sun and Mercury signifies that there will be a great deal of mental activity in this relationship. This aspect is good for verbal communication between you.
You both should be wary of the tendency to intellectualize your emotions rather than deal with them at the gut level.
You have an unusual similarity of thinking, or at least a better than average ability to understand each other's thinking.
Mercury is a planet of travel, not always in the literal sense of the word, but in the metaphorical sense; that is, you like to be continually exposed to new ideas and experiences together.
One of the most positive attributes of this aspect is the ability to be detached from what you are discussing. Because of this detachment you may even be able to talk about your relationship and arrive at understandings that will help you both to get more out of it.

Moon in the Twelfth House

The composite Moon in the twelfth house requires the two of you to do a great deal of work that most couples are unwilling to do.
With this house position of the Moon, the greatest danger is emotional dishonesty at the very least and sometimes open and outright dishonesty.
The need here is for both of you to plunge into the relationship, find out the truth of what is going on, and face it squarely and honestly.
If you don't seek out the truth, your relationship will give you the feeling that you have been defeated in life by forces you don't understand. And when the repressed feelings finally do emerge, they will explode destructively. If, however, these feelings gradually emerge from an honest search for understanding, the wisdom you gain will make you much wiser than people who haven't had to face such a challenge.

Moon Conjunct Pluto

The conjunction of composite Moon and Pluto means that your feelings will be extremely intense, and the relationship is not likely to be a casual one.
You will experience feelings you have never had before, but do not worry; they will not necessarily be bad feelings. The principal effect of this aspect is simply to intensify whatever feelings exist already.
This aspect can create an unnecessary degree of possessiveness in one or both of you. If you do not allow each other enough freedom of self-expression, the relationship may become too stifling.
It is possible that your feelings about this relationship will run so high that you will not be able to evaluate it or each other rationally. On the other hand, if there is a strong feeling of love between you, this aspect will make it a most intense and enduring kind of love.
Just be careful that you do not go to work on each other's feelings too much. You will need a little peace and quiet with each other, without the constant analysis that this aspect tends to provoke.

Venus in the Third House

Venus in the third house of the composite chart signifies that together you have an intellectual concern with beauty that you may not have been aware of as individuals.
Venus in the third house also means that you are in touch with your feelings, that you can discuss your relationship and verbalize what you feel. There is the danger that you will deal with love on a superficial, intellectual level. At any rate, do not try to subordinate your emotions to your intellect.

Uranus Opposition Ascendant

The opposition of composite Uranus and Ascendant signifies that it will be very difficult to settle this relationship into any accustomed and conventional patterns. For this reason it is often a sign of an unstable relationship, one that has many serious ups and downs and may even break up and come together again repeatedly.
This relationship will work well as long as it revolutionizes your lives, which it will at first, and as long as it is exciting. You cannot impose rules upon each other, only on yourselves.
One other problem that may arise with this aspect is that the two of you may be challenged by people outside the relationship. Others may try to disrupt this relationship and break it up, but if their power does not become too great, it may even be a binding force between you.

Neptune Conjunct Ascendant

The conjunction of composite Neptune with Ascendant has a twofold significance. But in either case, a strongly placed Neptune such as this introduces the element of idealism.
At its highest, this aspect indicates that there is a strong spiritual bond between you. An invisible thread links the two of you together, so that without having to say very much, you each can feel what the other is thinking. You would be willing to do almost anything for each other.
In such an idealistic relationship, however, the emphasis is on a spiritual bond. This aspect can be an indication of a platonic relationship.
Unfortunately, such an ideal bond is not usually realized. More commonly this aspect indicates a relationship in which there is an unusual amount of illusion and self-deception.
Usually the problem is that one of the partners is not relating to the other as a real human being. Instead, you create a mental ideal, which you force the other person to fit. But when the other person's real identity emerges, you will experience great disappointment. This theme is repeated again and again, wherever Neptune is strong. You must stop searching for an ideal and be willing to appreciate your partner as he or she actually is. Only then can you get the best out of the relationship.

Technical details

The Composite horoscope is a symbolic chart, derived mathematically and never represented by a real planetary configuration on the sky. For all planetary pairs, for example both Suns in the natal charts of the partners, the Composite Sun is determined as the mid-point in between. Also the MC (Medium Coeli or cusp of the 10th house) is determined by this mid-point technique. So far all astrologers proceed the same way to get a Composite.

For finding the Ascendant and the other house cusps in a chart two different techniques are used. One school of thought, also adhered to by Liz Greene and other staff members at Astrodienst, computes the Ascendant and the other house cusps with the same mid-point technique. In the very rare case of an Ascendant falling into the west half of the chart, which is the wrong side, the Ascendant is corrected by 180 degrees, so that it comes to lie in the east half where is must naturally be.