Explore the “personal planets” (the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars) and the chart point of the Ascendant (Rising sign). These comprise the main building blocks of your Self. Draw the planet cards in their signs, and add the key word cards for each of these planets and signs. In the example above of David Bowie’s chart, Mercury in Sagittarius, Venus in Libra and Mars in Capricorn cards and key word cards for Mercury, Venus and Mars and their signs (Sagittarius, Libra and Capricorn) are drawn and added to the cards already on the table for his Sun, Ascendant and Moon.
As you lay your cards out, what do you notice about them elementally? What about their modalities? Is there a concentration of a particular sign, element or modality? Or, are they all different and disparate? What do you notice about how they interact with each other? How do they collaborate? Conflict? What else do you notice?
These astrological planets are also keys to assessing relationship compatibility. What do you notice about what and who you might be attracted to and/or be compatible with based upon this group of cards?