A. Any astrologer worth his salt, especially the Jungian-influenced ones, should be able to do this with reasonable acuity. This is partly due to some very obvious pointers from traditional astrology and partly due to how much quality therapy and related training the individual astrologer has done.
Its important to point out though is that the chart will describe more of the karma, the psychodynamics and underlying behaviour patterns that the individual experienced with his or her parents particularly during childhood, rather than it being an objective description of the parent. One only has to look at the charts of a bunch of siblings to see that the parents are represented in many different ways, with some consistent themes, based on each individual’s relationship...click 'Read More' to continue...
On a technical level, the parents are reflected in the 4th and 10th Houses, by whatever signs, planets and asteroids are found there and, by anything that aspects those points or the Midheaven axis. Our Dads are also mirrored in the positions of the Sun, Saturn, Jupiter and often Mars as our first experience of the masculine in the world, in this life. Our mothers are reflected most obviously by the Moon position, that of Ceres, often Venus and by those images of the dark mother such as Lilith and the Black Moon, representing the ancient hidden lines of the deep feminine in a family system.
This is not an exhaustive list and there are many combinations and permutations that need a lot of skill and intuition to sort out but it is very fruitful work in understanding our family systems and on how the parents of our childhood have impacted us.