Planets in Hemispheres
A division of the circle perpendicularly produces two hemispheres, east and west. A split horizontally produces a southern hemisphere and a northern hemisphere. The hemisphere on the left side of the chart is the eastern hemisphere with the extreme eastern point, the eastern horizon, being the Ascendant. The opposite side of the chart is the descendant or western hemisphere. The upper hemisphere on the chart is the South Midheaven, the medium Coeli (MC) or southern hemisphere. The lower half of the chart is the Imum Coeli (IC), the lowest heaven, or northern hemisphere.The planets positions often seem to become clustered in one part of the chart or another. When this occurs, a severe imbalance occurs which can cause extremism or obsession within the area of life represented.
Ten planets in the Northern hemisphere emphasizes inhibitions and difficulty in relating to the outside world. Ten planets in the South produces overconfidence and lack of personal insights. Ten planets in the East encourages detachment and an inability to follow the directives of others and ten planets in the West indicates a person who constantly yields to the demands of others.
The Eastern Hemisphere The planets clustered in the eastern hemisphere suggests that you are likely to be more independent, strong-willed, and more individualistic than others think. The placements on the east side denotes leadership ability, a self-starter, one who is self-motivated and often self-employed and a risk-taker. You are more apt to be the author of your own destiny, and one likely to have many choices in life.
The Western Hemisphere The planets clustered in the western hemisphere suggests that you are highly adaptable to opportunities, but you are also somewhat dependent on others in many ways. You are passive or subtle in your actions, often permitting others to take the lead. You work best in a partnership or group employment mode, always having others involved in your destiny. You have a sense for taking advantage of opportunities that are presented to you, and because of this you usually make the most out of them.
The Southern Hemisphere The planets clustered in the southern hemisphere suggest that you are ambitious, career oriented, and generally want fame and recognition. You have an objective view of life that lets you enjoy working with others. You are very active in the outside world, having broad material values and goals. Little that you say or do escapes public view.