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Is Sex, a taste of God’s touch over our soul?
- Hemlock Grove – Sexual Tension
I was watching the first season of Hemlock Grove – a Netflix original series, specifically the episode 9th entitled as “Peter’s Hierarchy of Shit He Can Live Without”. In this episode, a female detective which is a member of an occult society of hunters, is investigating the possible murder of innocent girls found in town, she then goes to a women called Destiny, a Romani witch and con-artist, who makes her living as a psychic medium and sex worker. In this visit, Destiny chills the detective with her mystical abilities while an intense conversation begins:
Chasseur: I’m not sure I can trust myself anymore. I’m afraid I’ve lost my path to God.
Destiny: When you say ‘god’, you mean…
Chasseur: I mean God.
Destiny: Right, I’m sorry. I don’t usually get many big ‘G’s in here. And the ones I do are usually enjoying my other services.
The investigator by little gets enthralled by the sensual vibration the witch sweetly provokes when talking to her soul while looking deep into her eyes. Destiny realizes the detective is somewhat in need of an intimate act, she then sucks her 2 middle fingers and asks the detective if she wants to see God again, and when she lightly says yes with her head, the witch puts the fingers in Chasseur’s vagina.
That made me think about the transition from the 8th house to the 9th house of astrology. The detective is a drunk women but with a steady mind and down-to-earth approach to circunstancies, a features prominent in the character, which is confusing seeing her letting herself flowing with the witch’s mind-set and manipulative action. But when we are addicted to something, we simple let it go of everything around, a theme which is easily discussed through the 8th and 12th houses. The 8th house is the conscious addiction, the obsession over drug, while the 12th house is the unconscious self-destruction mode that a person operates via planets transiting in there.
Genesis of Sex
We can’t deny sex is good and is closer to god or afterlife as we can ever feel in human form. The ecstasy, the orgasm is ultimate and exciting enough in order to accept it is also a pleasurable activity instead of using it only for procreation. And through the semen, we get to know the “image of god” in liquid form, whereas once injected in the right place, it evolves into a human being by “the image of god”. Genesis 1:27 says:
“27. God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28. God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”…
The first verse cited above (27), it seems “God” gives us a strong sense of procreation over sexuality and pleasure in an intercourse, giving humans a sense of power over nature, the real power of creation. In the astrological 8th house, we see Scorpio ruling the position as well as Pluto and co-ruler Mars. This is the house of sex, death and rebirth; a fixed house which nothing turns out lightly but daringly abusive or regenerative. In this verse, it seems god make it clear about gender and preferences when talking first about a male gender instead of a female body despite being his (not her, you see) “own image”, creating since the beginning of Christianity and its Monotheism, a profound concern of prioritizing a gender stronger than the other, or in other words, a prevalence of sexuality which would generally create wars of gender between the religious minded, through misogyny, prejudice and discrimination. The 8th house prevails what goes beyond and the consequences of sex, for better or worse. Scorpio is the feminine side of aggressive Mars, and Mars is the first planet ruling the wheel of the Zodiac where Aries rules the 1st position of it, the house where we are born as individual, apart form out silent mother’s belly (12th house). There is this profound connection to the meaning of life, sex and God which is inevitable not to be seen in the Zodiac. Let’s explore now the following verse.
The next verse (28) it talks about god wanting humans to multiply its species over earths, as well as to dominate all animals above it. In the astrological 9th house, we see Sagittarius ruling the position as well as Jupiter and co-ruler Neptune. This is the house of faith, religion and the house of “god”; a mutable house which everything turns out lightly yet wearing a blindfold as if everything is alright and overly-protected. In Sagittarius, we find the ancient symbol of a hybrid half-human and half-animal, a man with the feet, speed and audacity of a horse. The need to dominate animals is also seen here in the house of the hybrid human-horse. It would not be enough for humans to only have power over our creation (8th) but to all wild-animals as well (9th) or those animals in which humans are nothing alike in image. Jupiter rules expansion, it multiplies in the terrain of abundance, the planet is known as the king of Gods in mythology. It is said that during the 5th century B.C., the ancient Greeks used horses to provide physical therapy for injured soldiers, they already knew the power of horses in therapy. Another interesting fact is that when a human sits on a horse’s back at the walk, the rider’s body imitates the motion of a human walking normally.
The Fire Trinity and the Sex of Scorpio (8th house)
- Mars ruling Aries and the 1st house versus Mars co-ruler of Scorpio and 8th house
Not that every era was perfect, but the pre-Christian era was hardly seen as an era of prejudice against homosexuality for some historians, at least not at the same level found nowadays. Yet the coming of the Romans, history of homosexuality and the accommodation of masochism of greater order took a gutsy turn. The distortion between what a man should morally stand for in a sexual role needed to be seen with aggressiveness, isolating passiveness, saying it is a result of weakness.
This conversation should be extended. The Mars ruling Aries and the 1st house is one totally different from Mars ruling Scorpio and the 8th house. Through out history, one can interpret masculinity has an intense side which is not well cunning and shaped as the intensity a women would have, yet its intensity is strong enough to dictate rules for itself in a world of possibilities, all for social standards, influence or some kind of moral obligation towards society (1st house of appearance). Author Amy Richlin contributed to University of Texas Press by writing a journal on the Roman’s view on sexuality and their army, where she points out what of the major concern of the Romans were:
“Rome used to be, and should have continued to be, active in relation to a passive empire. The image that the Romans projected from Rome as a male penetrating the rest of the world is too long and depressing to ponder here (in Amy’s brief journal in 1993). It is not anything Juvenal has invented; It is based on a tradition dating back at least to Lucílio’s time (century II AD) and, I would say, perhaps intrinsic to Roman cultural identity.” – Not before Homosexuality: The Materiality of the Cinaedus and the Roman Law against Love between Men by Amy Richlin (Journal of the History of Sexuality Vol. 3, No. 4 (Apr., 1993), pp. 523-573)
even when women were repressed by those times, the early ocidental expression of feminism are recorded in these periods of Atenas.
(to finish yet – whenever is finished I’ll let you know by facebook’s post)
RESOURCES AND REFERENCES
- book: The Reign of the Phallus: Sexual Politics in Ancient Athens By Eva C. Keuls (preview)
- book: Born to be Gay: History of Homosexuality by William Naphy
- Richlin, Amy. “Not before Homosexuality: The Materiality of the Cinaedus and the Roman Law against Love between Men.” Journal of the History of Sexuality 3, no. 4 (1993): 523-73. http://www.jstor.org/stable/3704392.
Oh my dear ones; I have some dramatic changes which I shall let you know by this very momento.
THIS WEBSITE WILL NO LONGER EXIT – I am changing host, and for that reasons I must focus now on the new design of the website, etc. you know, all the business behind a website.
Plus, a new website will be founded under my authority. A new look but it will still reminds this one you are reading now.
The thing is this. I used to pay for wordpress.com to keep my material online, now I want to change to the wordpress.org which has a more professional outlook and platform to control all my astrological work with complete independence.
I was stupid when signed up for the transfer of website when it was the old one, because every year it costs me to keep all the data transferred, which is nonsense, thus the need to transfer it all to a new host. I didn’t know what the hell I was doing, the excitement to have another website under another name was superior than my rationality at that moment.
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Capricorn Solstice 2016/17
Understand how the Capricorn Solstice will affect nations worldwide.
A new cardinal season has come to us giving more attention to the night (to the feminine) if you live in the Northern hemisphere, or to the day (to the masculine) if living in the opposite. Now natives of Earth will witness what has been called the winter or summer solstice, when the Sun ingress into either Cancer or Capricorn, where day and night are now of roughly offbeat in duration over earth’s equator, initiating a fresh pivotal beginning in tropical astrology. While in northern hemisphere, people will experience the beginning of winter (the shortest days in the year), in the southern hemisphere there will be summer time, when the Sun stays longer in the skies, that is, the longest days in the year.
As an international astrologer to this specific website, I must focus on both directions the solstices take. The importance of astrological charts that mark the beginning of a new cardinal season is millennial. The Solar seasons are exceptional references in the Solar year, they suggest mainly turning points over the year and are best used for the mundane, applied with charts of people in power, lunations, eclipses, etc. “Solstice” equals the symbolic combination of Latin Sol (Sun) and Latin Sistere (standoff). Whenever someone is saying “summer/winter solstice”, the person is actually metaphorically saying as if the “Sun standstills” in the related season. Day and night are now disparate in length, where either day or night prevails more than the other in a hemisphere, symbolizing life harvesting preferences, but not because it wants, but because it is vital and a necessary condition of the moment. People of Earth are now more rational to judge, to experience and to delight Earth’s pleasure and resources. These are the two times where the inclination of Earth’s rotational axis has maximum effect.
The world at large – Predictions
Uranus rules over plane crashes in ingress charts, and in opposition with Jupiter, that could mean many more than usual. And that we are seen for over the last 3 months.
The cardinal T-Square involves a series of abrupt changes and new starts; Jupiter gives us a sense of superiority and morally correct. In opposite to Uranus, we can sense a form of totalitarianism taking place in some parts of the world as Saturn ensures with a sextile to Jupiter and a trine to Uranus. But I guess this is an opportunity to explore and study the opposite part, so later the wheel of life would conspire in favor for the individual well-informed. Uranus in the chart square Pluto by exact 4°00’ degrees from each other, and Pluto conspires against off or totally in favor, and when it does, it does with strong intensity and fever. As for Saturn, it will strength Uranus form of totalitarian kind of government, while it will give hope to the liberals as it sextile Jupiter, giving a sense that for this something must be worked out first. However…
This is a strong beginning for many nations and individuals, starts that will forever change the social structure and foundation, changing abruptly traditions in cultures in which freedom (Uranus) is neglected (Saturn) by blind faith (Jupiter); The greater side of this is Jupiter, of course. The planet favors peace and a conversation of education, instead of war and silence between the parts.
Mars is conjunct South Node; indicating an old war of nations which could cease-fire. Too much Pisces plus the approach conjunction to Neptune, that seems to be a trap. However, seeing the chart of a country things would be simpler.
United States of America – Predictions
The chart for Washington D.C shows Sagittarius rising. I always thought the USA as being a nation of natal Sagittarius rising (the first actual chart for the country), since kid I’ve visited the country and always admire their expansiveness and talkative way to make themselves look higher than other nations, and being from a different region of the world, we get to analyze better than those living in it.
Sagittarius is rising in the ingress chart above, thus the chart is valid for the next 6 months.
Let’s remind ourselves that in the chart above, Obama is the Sun, while the 10th house represents the new presidency and party taking the new direction of the nation.
The country seems happy and extraordinarily satisfied; although that may not be true to the whole, Sagittarius is rising, giving us the impression of a really happy and independent society. Even when Capricorn is a cardinal sign, Sagittarius is a mutable sign, suggesting the chart is not proper for a grand initiation of any kind, including a new presidency. However, the fire Sagi is somewhat adventurous; the nation is indeed feeling they are going to experience a different kind of collective high.
Scaring look USA; With malefic Saturn rising, people of the world may think of the USA at the moment as going through a tough situation, one that will hold its energy terrible to the ground, as if people from outside are witnessing some sort of karma coming back. Saturn in the 1st house also indicates disappointments of the nation’s will. While the Sun marks and essential role to the whole world, a main role that will have its effect worldwide. The Sun makes hard aspects to the Moon, Venus and Midheaven, not so over Venus. The new country’s president looks like is scaring many countries along the way while discussing race, nations and poverty. Saturn here won’t allow much of the Sun to shine in the 1st house, thus it will force the Sun to be much more modest and perhaps rude as possible. Although the 1st house (Aries house) in mundane and solstice charts does not mean the president of a country, it says much about how people see the nation while an authority figure in power, which will be the case of the 10th house (Capricorn house) – where in the chart above, the Sun is square to it (the Midheaven). It also seems, Obama (Sun) is feeling limited and intimidated (Saturn) little by little the new direction of the nation’s destiny, perhaps even feeling incapable.
USA new Reputation; The Midheaven is whatever nation’s reputation, which is always reinforced each winter/summer solstices. This time for the USA the Moon in Libra in the 10th house, it seems people are actually really divided; however, it seems destiny is favoring the new president position at the highest energy level, as Jupiter is also found in the 10th house. But the Moon-Jupiter conjunction is known for its abandonment role, as if the new direction of the country won’t allow others to come by together. Jupiter opposes Uranus in the 4th house. Let’s talk about that. Jupiter in the 10th house is really good for mundane charts; it favors the party in power tremendously, it doubles the country’s power
The possible assassination of Trump; Again, let’s see the country’s main destiny. The ruler of the 10th house is Mercury, which is retrograde in Capricorn and is conjunct Pluto in the 2nd house, meaning the country is destined to financial failure, or at least, a deep transformation awaits the nation where survival issues and economical independence is concerned. Mercury is hard on this chart, it is not at easy, and it is really uncomfortable among the planets at this specific time, it also square Jupiter in the 10th, which means people will blame the recent election, of course. The combination may also indicate the president may be in danger of being assassinated (Pluto) during a speech (Mercury) concerning country’s survival or financial administration (2nd house). The attempting murder could also happen during a ceremony of celebration, as Mercury-Pluto conjunction is located at the house of Venus. If that happens, Hilary will be what astrologers at ISI predicted, her victory, one way or another.
Watch for the ruler of the 12th house. It is Pluto of course, and the planet is located in conjunction with the ruler of the 10th house of presidency, which is, again, Mercury. This is not a mere or random forecast. I took some time studying the events that took the assassination of Abraham Lincoln for example, and there are plenty of patterns that indeed confirm, generalizing a greater possibility. The Ingress in Capricorn of 1864 also showed patterns alike, and although the ingress in Capricorn back that time had a cardinal sign rising (Capricorn) in Washington D.C. (meaning it would be valid for only 3 months), the next Aries ingress of 1985 had assured the configuration when the ruler of 10th house Uranus in conjunction with ruler of the 12th house Mars of hidden enemy’s. Mars is co-ruler of Scorpio. Not to mention the Mercury-Pluto conjunction in Taurus at the day of his tragic death. Now, take for example the Aries ingress chart for 2017 set for the same capital, we get Saturn-Moon hovering the exactly 10th house. The assassination of Abraham took place when transiting Moon conjunct his natal Moon in Sagittarius. Astrologers and students, you could also observe the many Moon-Saturn configuration in the charts cited.
Trump’s natal chart shows ruler of the 8th house (death) being afflicted by the Uranus/Pluto square, while transiting Saturn is conjunct his natal Moon in Sagittarius.
Another feature of Mercury-Pluto in the 2nd house; is the hidden information about the true country’s economical situation. Also, corruption involving people in power of major authority and dirty money is likely to be on the media soon.
The People’s attention; The Moon represents the people’s attention of the solstice ahead, that is, for the next 6 months that comes with it (as for Sagittarius rising in Washington D.C.). This will concern their own image/status before the world at large. Many are worried that the world will see USA as a new devil’s country. There will exist the need to emotionally equilibrate the nation’s change of direction, also the people’s intellect will be greatly affected. The Uranus opposition Jupiter emphasizes this as both planets are located in cardinal houses. Uranus the revolutionary in the 4th house shows a rebellion in its own land, a revolution will take place as an opposition to the new election (10th house), and the planet also sextile Saturn, which could easy lead to an impeachment, as a form of a “formal rebellion”. Uranus is retrograde in the chart, a few days to station direct, the intensity of the planet is nothing but stronger, leaving a deeper mark on the road. Let’s remind ourselves that Uranus is still square Pluto. People will worry about their new place in the world.
The opposition; is likely to happen literally on streets and from a neighborhood nation, also, a daring publication of some kind or a dramatic point of view of an authority will fragile the people in power, which could easily lead people to fight among themselves. Mars is located in the 3rd house sextile by the Sun in the 1st house of the nativities of the country. Mars in the solstice chart for Washington D.C. rules both the 12th house of secrets enemies and the 5th house of speculation, and for that, the publication’s source may never be known. The attack could also come from allies, once Venus rules the 11th house and it falls in the 1st house but conjunct the 2nd house.
Too much mutable energy in the chart indicates people will be easily influenced by other’s people opinion, people will find that a bliss and easy to adapt. However, the great lack of fixed signs indicates the lack of determination and effort to really make the necessary changes. These 6 months will be more about promoting ideas than really doing them.
This also influenced astrologers worldwide, let’s see why; The astrologers, whom were wrong about the presidency election winner, put a shade among the astrological society at the world at large, giving us a sense that astrology cannot be 100 right when it is about studying possibilities, which are usually/always on spot. “Predicting the future” has become silly and somehow it invokes an immoral sensation. Many astrologers are furious because of this event, and many considered a deep and painful hit against astrologers worldwide. Uranus rules over astrologers, when in the past Saturn was the chief by the time it was ruling both Aquarius and Capricorn. Jupiter the planet of overabundance, in the 10th house, allows a status to grow and expand to the world in quick ways, the benevolent nature acts without regard to principles of good and bad, only to a fair judgment where moral and ethic must be the highest value. The status of astrologers worldwide was hugely affected by such statement that Hillary would win the presidency election of 2016, and it will be for a very long time again.
The last equinox chart in Libra 2016, I said celebrities would have much more prestige than actual heroes, facilitating celebrity Trump to win more votes than an actual Hero of the people, or at least, part of it. (QUOTE HERE)
The combination of Saturn, Jupiter and …. by 2020! (research) favors the anticipation of Trump in power, etc.
New Moons are times of seeding, new slow beginnings, to intent a major project or to simple initiate a new healthier emotional cycle. Time to make accommodation for the new to come in and vapor life instead of burning it.
New Moon in Sagittarius: The most optimistic and truth-seeking and of all the New Moons annually available. Today there is an invitation to begin with a powerful aim
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“Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.” – Aristotle
Note I: Uranus the planet of revolution and social upheaval, transits retrograde the sign of Aries, the war-oriented of the Zodiac, and the planet is conjunction Eris in Aries by 1° orb. This is not a good thing for events related to war, bloodshed and vengeance. On the other side, Uranus conjoining Eris brings necessary changes and discordance in order to society realize what needs union of nations and what needs backup, the nations that still needs primary progress that shouldn’t in plain 21st century. Eris is now found at 23° Aries 3′. (For the geocentric ephemeris of Eris click here).
Today you are invited by the Moon and the Sun to share with them, your new intentions. I am Sun/Mars and Moon in Cancer, I really understand how our intentions have further development once settled in the mind and unconsciousness of the native as the consciousness allow such expression to happen in furtherance. But since this is a New Moon in the sign of truth-seeker Sagittarius, we are going to talk about that. Noticing the glyph of Sagittarius ♐, we are immediately carried to the world of infinite possibilities, everything is upwards and is higher as the arrow seems to be pointing to the direction of the skies. However, the symbol is more than what it appears to be and that comes from its origin. The constellation of Sagittarius vividly reminds of something or someone holding a bow and an arrow, where the Babylonians and other ancients cultures also called it as “Archer: the soldier”. A soldier is pictured as someone on war, in constant battle, or simple out there into the wild making something out of fire. Another fire sign which is connected to war is Aries, the first sign of the zodiac and it trines Sagittarius. The pictograph also reveals the true role of the archer, which is to aim to an intentional target and shot it fearless. Another way to look at the symbol of Sagittarius, is to understand the nature of man and the obsession to dominate all animals on Earth, once the sign is also pictured as a man with the body of a horse, or simple put a “centaurs”, a hybrid creature with blended capacities, with the intellectualism of the man and the physical ability of a wild animal. Jupiter has dual rulership; Sagittarius is fire and a masculine sign and it is the rational and most independent side of Jupiter, while Pisces is water and is the feminine part of the planet. Sagittarius’ need of freedom is extreme, it seeks for the easiest and happiest route and it is known for its adventurous nature – for those reasons, today you are giving the chance to powerfully aim in what needs an independent step forwards a new beginning of freedom and different experiences. This lunation we are giving the opportunity to start something that needs a renewed faith, a concrete belief or conviction of what once was lost, or considered a loss, something you can later analyze with full view when the Full Moon comes.
The New Moon falls in the 1st decanate of Sagittarius, that means Jupiter is the ruling planet and key for this lunation in question. It tells me right away that we are seeking for expansion and abundance. Who wouldn’t? But at this New Moon, this is special and the intentions set under it, will also have a special attention from the universe. Jupiter is the planet that keeps the world jovial, while Saturn, the other social planet, keeps the old in order to promote maturity. This lunation knows no boundaries and there are too many planets in mutable signs, we are suggestive and easily induced to make things we wouldn’t at normal days. There is a subtle mutable T-square going on with South Node and Neptune in Pisces opposition North Node in Virgo, where all square the New Moon. This is a universal opportunity, a universal truth (event) from the past that would be hard to handle. However… Jupiter is at a stake in the chart. The planet makes 3 wonderful aspects and 3 challenging ones, yet Jupiter has nothing to share with neither the Sun or the Moon (in aspect).
The mutable lunation advises us to finish projects that were put under rest for a while, this lunar month will initiate by closing up chapters in order to move on to the next.
Jupiter is still square Pluto. Many people are finding hard to keep up optimistic about the future as collective, and this will be a lesson to everyone. Jupiter with Pluto promotes either a powerful faith or a faith in nothing at all.
The Sun and the Moon square Neptune is something to ponder with. The challenge here is to decide or discover what are the discardable dreams versus the real ones. Society is also learning a lot from this New Moon once it squares the lunar nodes by 0° orb. This will be an important lunation in terms of society and its utopia ideas. The Neptune conjunction South Node is happening for a while. This alone tells us society isn’t in control of their own minds. At personal level, we are instigated to make something worth of our dreams, we want to aim to that and make it real, concrete.
At the New Moon, the majority of the planets are all transiting collective signs, that is, all the signs above the horizon line of a Zodiac wheel (Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces), except for Uranus which is transiting Aries. The fact tells us we are socially inclined and we want to self-expand and self-transcend in life, personal issues are better when but in a pause for a momento.
What a weird lunation for god’sake! I think this is the weirdest New Moon so far in 2016.
- the Saturn square Neptune of the year is over. Saturn has moved forward, Neptune is no longer retrograde, however it is found in its shadow period, and will reach at maximum of 14°degrees of tropical Pisces in 2017.
- In the whole year of 2017, there won’t happen any major aspects among the outer planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. However, social planet Jupiter in Libra will square Pluto in Capricorn and oppose Uranus in Aries many times (here I explain better the Jupiter cycles with outer planets Uranus and Pluto). Good news is that Saturn in Sagittarius in 2017 will make only sweet aspects to Uranus in Aries, and Jupiter will also trine Saturn in 2017.
“Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller
FIRST OF ALL, SEE HOW IS YOUR SUN, MOON AND RISING SIGN CONDITIONS IN THE TABLE BELOW – HOW ARE THEY COMPATIBLE TO THE LUNATION?
Here we are dear ones; Remember, here we are unconsciously dealing with beginning not with endings, somehow our body will respond to the Moon’s cycle that way, simple as that.
12 Ways people in general are about to experience whenever the Moon is New and is in Sagittarius:
- feeling emotionally independent
- feeling outrageous
- needing expansion of something in order to feel more
- philosophizing about what makes emotionally motivated
- wanting to travel abroad
- wanting to be closer to “God” (whatever that means to you)
- needing to seek the truth no matter how hard that is
- wanting to make more connections than already has (expand the circle)
- needing to be “out there into the wild”
- feeling lucky or being lucky
- more gatherings/communication with far away relatives
- international socialization, be it on social media or in person if possible
12 Questions that serve as self-awareness to the lunation in question:
- How often do reflect about life?
- Do you take life too seriously?
- How do you define God?
- What is religion for you, is it good, bad or both? Why?
- Do you value older knowledge?
- How often you change your view about what life is about?
- Do you ever wonder why malefic things happen to good people?
- Do you always expect the worst or the best of an outcome?
- Do you ever make an imaginary list in order to conquer in life as an aimed purpose?
- Do you think everything is possible?
- Would you replay some life events if that was possible?
- When was your longest trip or last travel abroad?
SECONDLY, SEE WHERE THE LUNATION EXACTLY FALLS IN YOUR OWN ASTROLOGICAL CHART, WHAT HOUSE?
Today we are about to celebrate it with an obsessive and passionate unconscious behavior, for that, the sky is announcing to humans and planet Earth: a New Moon in Scorpio – The sharpest of all the New Moons by any astrological means. The house Scorpio and Mars/Pluto govern is the succedent 8th house. In the session “Study Astrology” – “Houses” here at the website, I wrote about the house:
8th house – Scorpio enters to find deep meaning in life and the dark aspects of life, and find the trusting issues quite hard, and usually questions like why is life all integrated after all the form of expression there is available to us? How to use such power in our hands? Here we learn that things can get out of our control, we learn there is something more behind the curtains. Now we discover the fatalities that are in life. The 8th house is where humans literally experience the awareness of death, easily related as the house of profound and mysterious activities, such as symbolical or even physical death, and as far as the symbolical goes, a rebirth. This is the second water house of the Zodiac wheel, where a fixed sign determines the fixed quality attached, implying in events that secure and sustain the life of the individual, where things get rooted, changing forever one’s stability. The 8th house is the intimacy level one gets to another person in which the cardinal 7th house (of the significant other) intellectually prepared, thus the partner of choice will soon to merge with the other in the most sexual way, preparing the terrain for serious commitment that goes beyond papers and the symbolical marriage (7th house), a devotion to the other is proposed in afterlife. However, this is the house where love can become hate or vice-versa. This is the house of karma’s feedback, the linear events that happen to us behind the scenes, and somehow “we knew that was coming”. While in the 4th house of the first sign of water Cancer the native experiences the nurturing coming from the mother or the mother figure, in the 8th house the native later experiences the holding arms and protection from a person of intimacy and power over him/her. Planets transiting the 8th house make us share our experiences with others, to merge with another and to invest time and money with him/her. When the Sun transits the 8th house the focus suddenly changes from what one can do with the other in public (7th house) to what we can do with the same person in a locked room (sex and other stuff likely), where secrets are shared and bodies are touched to give pleasure instead of an intelectual response given already by the 7th house, and that also goes beyond what is carnal, it is the house where souls are met and gathered in a mysterious dance of love and hate, and the transiting Sun activates our passion towards the other (an increased obsession perhaps), and it also means that a powerful month ahead awaits to make powerful changes in life, even when that seems little or unfruitful, the attention if full on intimacy and the individual seeks pleasure and satisfaction through the other. When Mercury transits the 8th house, it heals the sphere of drastic events, the mind sharpens and is now directed towards what can becontrolled within the environment in which will change the direction of others in the same room, the native can also receive a message of the death of a brother or sister, specially when the planet is connected to Mars, Saturn or Pluto. When Venus transits the sphere of death, sex and regeneration, a native unaware becomes interest in mutual love and correspondence, urging for a devoted person that provides what faithfulness could only provide, and when one already has that person, the native then wants to show love to the other through sex and closeness. When the co-ruler of the 8th house Mars transits the 8th house, the native is invited to explore the maximum of the sexual world, strong impulses surface and is harder to control obsessions and compulsions, but one is boosted with personal dominance and is possible to influence others through willpower. As far the 8th house is a succedent point in any astrological wheel, it proposes a stillness of the actions coming from the cardinal house that comes before, stabilizing and uniting forces in order to later finalize or adapt in the cadent house that comes after; that means that all that happens in the cadent houses are usually of a fixed nature, for example, the security provided by the 2nd house may last the whole life of the individual on Earth, the same happens to the 8th house where one is left with inheritance which could possible stabilize the native’s life and change it forever; the same happens to the 5th house where we leave the world a child, a mark of ourselves that will later reflect who we once were, and the opposite 11th house where is possible to make large sums of money and ensure one’s survival till the end of life, where also, friends and hopes are ally to a trustful future. Here in the 8th house, is where and how one participates in the occult world, all things that are mysteries to the human being, where a deep investigation occurs in order to excavate what has been hidden for so long, thus many people fear this house as it tells us the truth that sometimes was better kept as a lie or as an omission. Here were are confronted with inevitable truths, that’s why Full Moons in this house arouses one’s worst and best intentions at their roots. As for Pluto ruling the 8th house, it suggests the experiences won’t be apparent at first, but as the transformation occurs, the native realizes it can’t be avoided and the renewal is a necessity, this is the hardest house of the Zodiac in terms of the darkest aspects of life, yet this is the house where we take pleasure to another level of existence. Events occurring to us at the invisible level, the level of intimacy exchanged, legacy, other’s patrimony, inheritance, vengeance coming, sexually transmitted diseases, sex itself, potential death situation, testaments, sexual organs, etc. can all be identified here in this house of Mars, Pluto and Scorpio – the house that is also curiously related to events occurring to our partner’s resources, money and properties. In solar returns, it is always interesting to notice that whenever planets are connected with the Sun located in the 8th house, the individual is going to experience the deepest power of the Sun and a significant deviation (a , the solar aspect of the personality will intensify, boosting with dominance over others, especially as an influence for the ‘one’, a year to extremely focus in one’s passion and make powerful changes from the root of any situation and let go of what no longer is essential in life. Forget about emotional security, the year ahead will be emotional intense and ardent, death will be questioned and life will be enjoyed like if it was the last year of being alive, in consequence some dark obsessions can occur, specially if Pluto or Mars are in close aspect to the returning Sun in the 8th house.
In the house before, that is, the 7th house, people learn to cooperate with others, to instigate intellectual progress between people and how one’s marriage is found or any other essential partnership, while in the house after, the 8th house, people then learn how to merge with others on a deep emotional level, the communication becomes none-verbal and unwritten, a place where psychological patterns take place. The second water house (meaning it is succedent) in the Zodiac wheel is the exactly place where a part of a person dies and reborn, and that happens to the psychological level. This is the house where things aren’t apparently visible at first sight. As part of the quadruplicity of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) and ruling succedent houses (2nd-8th and 5th-11th houses) it rightly tells us the experiences will be directed towards something of an unchangeable nature, concerning one’s possessions and values (2nd house), affecting further the children involved and the individual’s self-expression, consequently changing one’s way of sharing and receiving (8th house), and finally, it will concern about how a native distributes his/her own resources to society, for the sake of collective purpose, and it will also concerns one’s wishes and hopes for the future (11th house).
The 4 elements in astrology are fire, earth, air and water in the respective order, like the order of the signs of the Zodiac, where the first sign assuming the position is Aries, a fire sign, second sign is Taurus, an earth sign and so forth. These elements are recognized as the base of astrology, the four basic types of synthesized energy which exposes the mainly operation of the cosmos inside us all in the most discerning way. Although an astrologer could easily work with the elements in medical astrology to analyze and further prognosticate vital conditions of the bodies’ physiology and temperament, the elements in astrology are an ancient notion and evokes an alchemical conceptualization. That means their meanings transcend what the physicality cannot provide, it goes beyond the ordinary reasons of life, thus elucidating what is known as a philosophical understanding. The key to the true understanding of the fours astrological elements is found in the interpretation or the approach to the subject.
- Twelve primary patterns of energy
Fire signs are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. Earth signs are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Air signs are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Water signs are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. Each element can and will interact with itself, performing the astrological trine aspect, the most supportive relationship among the planets. For example, Aries and Leo are fire signs, and from Aries to Leo there must exist an empty space within 120° degrees from each other in the zodiac wheel.
It is from the elements astrologers would naturally divide the Zodiac into 12 primary patterns of energy (hence the differentiation from the constellations), each symbolizing a unique expression from a generalized condition. Each of the 4 elements has a triplicity of zodiacal signs, where each 3 signs of it represents a modality: cardinal, fixed or mutable. The modalities are the kind of relationship the signs in triplicity have with each other. They also indicate what type of energy each sign gravitates towards to – cardinal signs are types in which initiate and create energy, the fixed signs then are the types in which concentrate and hold energy still, while mutable signs blend and ripen energy. In the modalities of the elements, we also find what is termed quadruplicity, where each modality accommodates four signs of the zodiac. The math is simple: 3×4=12. That means, 12 primary patterns of energy is achieved by dividing the elements from their roots.
Realize that each modality has signs of polarities or opposing forces: negative and positive, masculine and feminine. The Zodiac works with 6 pairs of polarities that when unfolded it completes a uniform circle of 12 spaces. Each pair represents a contrasting set of opposing attributes but of a perfect match, that is, each sign completes what the other lacks in return, and that happens to fall in signs in which have the elements in harmonious condition when in aspect to each other. For example, the sign of Cancer is from the water element, and its opposite is Capricorn, an earth sign. Earth provides the physicality water needs in order to run its wild and abstract will, while water gives the moist needed in order for earth to reach fertility, giving abundance of food and other kinds of organic materials. The same happens with fire and air, when the air guides fire to propagate and create it in abundance, fire element assists the air to propagate warm from it, thus keeping life intact in all forms.
- Aligning the elements with the 4 state of matter
Early at school in physics and chemistry class we learn the fact that any substance can exist in 3 state of matter. In general, people are used to hear only about these three state of matter which are solid, liquid and gas, but a chemist student would know them better, when in reality there are actually 4 countable states. As a physical representation of the universe itself, the stars in the skies are all constituted by plasma, the fourth state of matter. Fire is life. Plasma in the astrological sense can be directly identified with the element of fire, solid with the earth element, liquid with water element and neutral gas with air element. Here begins the transcendental experience with the 4 basic elements in the astrological sense.
- The 4 countable state of prime matter
The elements give form to what was once nothing, they make things exist in a uniform perception before our eyes; each element distinct itself from the other by its physical characteristics. Despite the idea was being formulated earlier, the Greek scientist and philosopher Aristotle around the year of 330 BC, tremendously influenced the world of chemistry when he came forth with the fundamental theory for that time in which the four opposite qualities (hot, cold, moist, and dry) made of the simple bodies (fire, air, water, and earth). A pair of elements made one simple body/vessel, and by exchanging the elements, one simple body would transmute into another – for example fire could become air by changing from dry to moist. Although the physiological approach of Aristotle to the elements and while many philosophers and authorities having also the same mindset such as Thales, Anaximenes, and Heraclitus which brought great impact at the margin of popular belief, his theory was later accused of being too primitive at physical level but it was the earliest concept of the periodic table. In astrology, as wrote above, to work efficiently with the elements and the means to arrive at the true understanding of them, is found in the method the astrologer approaches the subject. The perception these four elements composed all visible matter was fundamental and the cornerstone of philosophy, science, and medicine for over 2000 years.
- “As above, So below” – The astrological trademark reflected by a Hermetic principle
There is a very ancient axiom that was once used to reference the work of an astrologer behind the desk: As above, so below. From the special combination of words, we get to understand the alchemical relation to what is hermetically known as “the law of correspondence” – the second principle attributed to Hermes Trismegistus which is briefly exemplified later in the 1900’s in the little book named “Kybalion”. Nowadays, the sentence is considered one of the strongest reflection of their clarion immersed into water in order to understand the timing of nature and the qualities attached. However, there is still much value in the axiom to many people, which are mostly professional, students or simple curious minds of the occult (which includes astrology), esoteric practitioners, etc. The axiom for thousand of years was mostly seen as a moral symbolism of an indoctrination rather than just a philosophical metaphor.
The introduction of the maxim comes from “The Emerald Tablet” where it opens written: “That which is above is like that which is below and that which is below is like that which is above, to achieve the wonders of the one thing. This is the foundation of astrology and alchemy: that the microcosm of mankind and the earth is a reflection of the macrocosm of God and the heavens.” However, the tablet is said to be a translation of a far older manuscript, while in the west it came under the name “Secretum Secretorum”, an edition of the psuedo-Aristotlean world integrated in a book of the occult, which was also another translation of another book entitled as “Kitab Sirr al-Asar” – probably one of the first editions ever known, and it was targeted for kings uncovered as a book of advice, it was later translated into Latin by Johannes Hispalensis c. 1140 and by Philip of Tripoli c.1243.
A few years after the last translation, Dante Alighieri wrote the well-known and sophisticated medieval poem “The Divine Comedy”, covering Dante’s own allegorical earthly journey through hell to paradise, heavily influenced by Aristotelian teachings in nature and physical attributions, where Dante’s hell is a consistent vision of the hierarchical structure of Aristotle’s heavens where Satan (Saturn) is positioned in the center of the universe in the place farthest from the most perfect heavenly realm, where the further the nested crystalline spheres (fixed stars), the highest its power. Such conceit of a venal and ever-changing Earth was first derived from the Greek philosophical tradition. The Greeks earlier, knew the maxim “as above, so below” with such clarity that they actually took its meaning to the most literal way as possible. These people really needed to see a clear division between Earth and the “heavens” above the Moon, where according to Aristotle, all those planets were actually “unregenerate and indestructible” while also “unalterable, flawless and eternal”. Although Aristotle had a crypt language when directing about the stars, he offered an intelligent observation which provided a way to measure the earth’s circumference:
“Indeed there are some stars seen in Egypt and in the neighborhood of Cyprus which are not seen in the northerly regions; and stars, which in the north are never beyond the range of observation, in those regions rise and set. All of which goes to show not only that the earth is circular in shape, but also that it is a sphere of no great size: for otherwise the effect of so slight a change of place would not be quickly apparent.” – (Aristotle: Book 2, Chapter 14, p. 75)
Many of the theories of Earth were usually applied to all other planets in the solar system without much discernment. “The shape of the heaven is of necessity spherical; for that is the shape most appropriate to its substance and also by nature primary.” – wrote Aristotle in the Book II, part IV. The Greeks began speculating any possible idea which could enforce the place of Earth in the universe and its form, its elementary forces, what model to chose between the geocentric and heliocentric models, etc.
Xenophanes of Colophon claimed the earth below us is infinite, that it has “pushed its roots to infinity”; others believed the earth rested upon water, a claim whose original author seems to be Thales (according to Aristotle); Anaximenes, Anaxagoras, and Democritus believed the earth was flat which “covers like a lid, the earth beneath it”.
The Elements and “Atomic” Astrology
- The Atomic orbital models – Going Quantum
” If you break a piece of matter in half, and then break it in half again, how many breaks will you have to make before you can break it no further? Democritus thought that it ended at some point, a smallest possible bit of matter. He called these basic matter particles, atoms. ” – Greek philosopher, Democritus (460 B.C.)
The human body itself when weighting the average of 70 kg would contain approximately 7 octillion atoms. Matter is composed of atoms (protons, electrons and neutrons) which never touch each other, they cause repulsion each time another gets closer, and the same happens to our reality. As you sit in a chair, there is not actual contact to the object, an extremely tiny space is considered between you two as you float it while suspended by the repulsion of the atoms among themselves. Everything in the Zodiac works with pairs of polarities, counteraction or conjointment, but either way, the realities are to fit together as one, as a universal law which stands for the equilibrium of powerful magnetic forces that defy gravity , which instead, pulls all matter together.
Later on, students learn in chemistry the atomic proportions of the matter. Through the atom we learn how matter behave to each other (chemical reactions), their properties and how they bond (interaction). Something must exist tinner and smaller than the matter itself which we can’t comprehend without the advent of a creative mind, invisible even to electron microscopes, and only visible to the quantum microscope. The ultimate differentiation among the elements in the periodic table are not even the states of matter as we studied above, but the way the atom’s characteristics form the basic structure of the matter. A single element for example, exists because of the number of protons in its nucleus called “atom”. These numbers of protons or positive charges that reside at the center of the atom, tells chemists what is the element present in front of their eyes.
In Astrology, the glyph of the Sun or Sol, is symbolized by a circle with a dot inside of it. One of the earliest model of atoms exhibited an orbital structure, with the nucleus as the Sun and electrons (or negative charges particles) whizzing around like planets. The model was proposed by Danish physicist Niels Bohr (1885-1962). Even the models before, scientists had drawn models with a sphere, or a simple circle representing the form of how they thought an atom “appearance” should look-alike, with a dot as the nucleus. These models had to be replaced within time, once it was discovered these negatives charges (or electrons) orbit nothing alike an ordinary planet’s orbit, yet they do move around the nucleus with its protons (positive charges) and neutrons residing in.
- Fire, Life and astrological Houses
When an astrologer says a person has “many fire in the natal chart”, it doesn’t mean a person will someday explode in flames, it simple means that person has an ‘explosive attitude‘, a person of ‘strong temperament’. In the basics of chemistry class we learn that, with a few exceptions, the transition from the types of matter to different phases depends basically on the amount of the heat present, which can only be provided by the element fire. First thing in astrology, the wise students learn the Sun (consciousness) in a natal chart symbolizes the individual’s life and ego, turning the planet to me the most important one while reading a natal chart, followed by the Moon (unconsciousness) and the Ascendant (conscious aspect of the self-image). The Sun explodes in fire, it governs the 5th house where the sign of Leo occupies – this is the house of creative self-expression. The 9th house in astrology is the placement of Sagittarius, a fire sign ruling “the house of life”. In the fiery 9th house we are asked to review our lives and make sense out of it, this is the house of philosophies and beliefs. The 9th house has Jupiter as rulership, the planet operating as “larger than life” in a natal chart. The 1st house is ruled by Mars and is the placement of Aries where both own fire as element – this is the house of self, the house marking the exact hour of birth and the first breath one takes in the world without the second body (mother’s), allowing a genuine beginning of the human being as a unique and separated individual. Fire reminds us of eternal life, or simple life. At the moment a star explodes and dies, we are “born”. Such explosion of dying stars contain material in which we are all made of, thus we are actual layers of star-dust of supernovas compacted in a marvelous body.
- “Plasma Universe” and the element Fire
Plasma is astrologically linked to fire. Plasma state distinct from the three other states because it is found as an ionized gas and it is irradiating. Plasma different from neutral air, has sufficient energy to free electrons from atoms or molecules, allowing both ions and electrons to coexist. Fire needs air in order to burn. The Sun is ruled by fire that in astrology symbolizes the principle of being (uniqueness). In astrology, the elements fire (plasma) and air (gas) are a combination of signs (fire: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius – air: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) forming a harmonious and major aspect in astrological charts called the sextile aspect, a circle divided by six while having its angularity of 60° degrees in between. Aspects and their orbs (maximum to minimum of influence) represents the limits, dynamics and relationships among the planets based on their position (in the signs of the zodiac). Plasma also conduits electricity as it is charged in its particles. Fire people are known for their highly motivated spirit, something that makes all people feel warmed when around them.
- Fire and the ‘Collective behavior’ factor
Plasma has what in science is called “collective behavior”. This is actually, the state of matter most common in the universe (about 99% of the observable universe), and curiously, any spark in a neutral gas is potential plasma. As an example, the Sun is known as the biggest ball of plasma as far as our solar system goes, its heat rips electrons off the elements hydrogen (92%) and helium (7,8%) molecules in which compose the Sun. Plasma hotness won’t allow bigger molecules to stick together, consequently an approximation of equal numbers of positively and negatively charged particles are then distributed. Without the Sun and of course, others physical (such as the distance of Earth from the Sun) and invisible factors (such as gravity), our lives would be impossible on Earth, but the Sun in general provides what no other star or “magic” could near our planet. The Sun in astrology is a planet that people most identify with at the personal level, creating strong stereotypes which could also be considered as “collective behavior” when its transits last 29.9 days in each of the 12 signs of the zodiac, a visible mark/signature that astrology provides as knowledge before the stars.
Astrologer Stephen Arroyo in his book entitled “Astrology, Psychology and the Four Elements” wrote many times that in order to understand the science of astrology, the student must first acknowledge the elements. Many astrologers like C.E.O. Carter also wrote the 4 elements are vital in natal charts as well as in people’s psychic. If that is vital, many astrologers nowadays are missing a great technique that predicts anyone’s most apparent behavior in life, that is because many new things are being introduced to the new astrologers of the 21st century, and the basic parts are being left aside so the new can emerge without distortion, and that is dangerous to the future of astrology, it sets up knowledge without structure or actual base/foundation.
- “Astrology, Psychology and the Four Elements” (1975) – by Astrologer Stephen Arroyo