Natal Chart Patterns

Astrological Chart Patterns

Another set of pattern classifications by Marc Edmund Jones, consists of the following:

spash type chart pattern

(1) Splash type,

in which actual bodies excluding Fortuna and the Moon's Nodes, are scattered around the circle, with no noticeable gaps in the daily rising sequence.

Characteristic qualities

(1) A well-balanced nature with a capacity for universal interest, whose only genius is that of versatility and the seeming ability to find order in apparent confusion.

Bundle chart pattern type

(2) Bundle type,

all planets contained within a 120° arc.

Characteristic qualities

A highly-focused uni-faceted individual, capable of great intensity and depth in one given area, often to the exclusion of all else.

Locomotive chart pattern type

(3) Locomotive type,

all planets within a 240° arc leaving an unoccupied 120° arc.

Characteristic qualities

A dynamic and practical capacity, which while in a sense, eccentric, lacks "extremes of universality or obsession.

(4) Bowl type,

all planets within a 180° arc, leaving one half of the Figure untenanted.

Characteristic qualities

A dynamic and practical capacity, which while in a sense, eccentric, lacks "extremes of universality or obsession.

Bucket chart pattern type

(5) Bucket type,

approximating the Bowl type, but with one planet in the opposite arc as a bail, thereby transforming the bowl into a bucket.

Characteristic qualities

An effective capacity for some special activity.

See-saw chart pattern type

(6) See Saw type,

in which the planets are generally polarized around opposite ends of a diameter, leaving two vacant arcs of from 60° to 90° at opposite sides of the continuity.

Characteristic qualities

A consciousness of opposing views in a world of conflict, with success dependent on correct alignment.

Splay chart pattern type

(7) Splay type.

Strong and sharp aggregations of planets irregularly spaced.

Characteristic qualities

A purposeful individuality, which chooses its outlet of self-expression and refuses to be pigeon-holed.

(-Nicholas de Vore's Encyclopedia of Astrology)