THE SYNASTRY & COMPOSITE OF KATE AND BABY GEORGE: : MADONNA AND CHILD: © Copyright Hilary Bond PhD. All rights reserved.

charts kate & william & babyTHE SYNASTRY & COMPOSITE OF KATE AND BABY GEORGE: MADONNA AND CHILD: © Copyright Hilary Bond PhD. All rights reserved. 27 July 2013
INTRODUCTION
Prince William had the ideal mother who adored him and his brother Harry. It seems that his son George also will have the perfect mother. Kate‘s South Node sits on George’s Moon, which means they will be complete as a twosome and feel comfortable with one another. Her Saturn, the ruler of her Sun and Pluto are both in Libra in baby George’s 11th house of friends, so she will be his friend when he is lonely and her normality will ground him when being in the “royal club” is overwhelming. It just so happens that they form the apex of a T square between George’s Sun in 29 degrees Cancer and Moon at 28 Capricorn. Is this significant. What does it tell us? Let’s have a look at how their planetary and archetypal energies merge. I will analyse and celebrate the synastry chart first and then look at a composite chart of Kate and wee baby George next. We do not know Kate’s time of birth but we can look at the aspects.

BABY GEORGE AND HIS MOTHER IN SYNASTRY

1. THE PERFECT RELATIONSHIP.
Kate has her Moon on George’s Sun and his Sun in Cancer is on her Moon. This is tantamount to a perfect relationship…. And so they lived happily ever after.
No, that is not the end of the story of Kate and George. It is a lot more complex than that
My friend Rose asked me “What lessons will Kate teach her new baby?”
And what lessons will this baby teach Kate for that matter?
Well seeing her Sun and Moon are in the 8th and 2nd house and so are George’s everything comes back to the 2nd/8th house axis, even when you look at the final dispositors, which are Pluto in Capricorn in the 2nd and Mars in Cancer in the 8th and even they are in opposition. Wow.
2. BABY GEORGE’S STELLIUM
George has a stellium in his 8th house, even though his Sun in Cancer is not in conjunct with Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter in Cancer those planets are all in Cancer and what is more they are all intercepted. A stellium occurs when four planets or more fall in an astrological house. This configuration creates too much energy coming into the behaviours and activities of that house. The stellium generates obsessive energy. The person with the stellium becomes obsessively focused with the activities of that house, and we all know that the 8th house is already intense. So as George has four planets in the 8th house forty precent of his time will be taken up with things of a lunar-Scorpionic nature. For the reason that any obsession burns you up and burns you out, it is essential that George escapes the affairs of his 8th house by going to the opposite house. A stellium likes an opposition to it. The opposition makes the individual clearly aware that there is a choice whereas a stellium without an opposition can get trapped more easily in the congested house.
Does baby George have a choice? The eighth house is the house of his ancestors and his ancestors on his father’s side are royal and he is an heir to the throne. So he will be watched like a beetle under a magnifying glass. Lyn Koiner suggests that “The 8th House rules all things totally beyond our control and our attitude towards such affairs.” So are things out of control? Is he a butterfly with a pin in it on a corkboard?
No! He isn’t. In press releases from William it has been asked that the press stay away from Kate because the press hounded Diana to death. Kate can also retreat to her parents as she did during her pregnancy. Will Kate allow infringements of her privacy? And for that matter will George as he gets older. Capricorn Sun and Moon people are very private people. George has a Capricorn Moon and Kate a Capricorn Sun. They will expect respect from the general public. Kate has chosen to not have a nanny so as to bring George up as a normal child. Her parents bought Kate up as a normal child so she is from a function home and know how to raise “normal” children.
Kate’s Saturn 21 Libra and Pluto 26 Libra is both square baby George’s Sun in Cancer in the 8th house and his Moon in Capricorn in the 2nd house. This means she will provide a challenge (square) to him to be balanced (Libra) and have boundaries (Saturn) for all that water (emotion) and his cardinal (impulsive) Sun and moon in Capricorn and Cancer. Strongly Cardinal people (he has 5 planets in cardinal signs) are ambitious, enthusiastic, independent, and active and they often fail to finish what they start. Kate with her ruling planet (Saturn) in Libra will bring balance, harmony, boundaries, grounding, and companionship and teach co-operation to George as he will no doubt be headstrong. As all George’s 8th house stellium has the capacity to be quite intense and compulsive Kate will be able to balance that with her own power and ability to transform (Pluto in Libra) any negativity in George.
The 8th House stellium must be in control of one’s own resources and finances. If not, situations that seem totally beyond his/her control or upheavals seem to plague the life. Gaining control over the uncontrollable is important so that studies in the occult, life after death, medicine, holistic health, financial planning are good outlets. In handling large amounts of money, the individual should always be personally in charge. The healing talent of the 8th House is taking control, orchestrating the changes and repairs alone and then releasing it. George’s mother’s name of Middleton is indicative of balance and breathing out or releasing pent up emotion. And balance this baby needs because of the stellium George has; four planets in Cancer and four planets in the 8th house. How very intense and full on. A stellium is indicative of Arian behaviour and people with stelliums act like they are driving a racing car. People with stelliums have lots of energy and do nothing by half.
3. KATE & GEORGE’S YOD
Interestingly enough George’s Mars conjunct Jupiter in Cancer are the apex of a yod formed by his mother’s Uranus in his first house and her Mercury in Aquarius in his second house. This provides the air he doesn’t have. It balances the very intense, watery, family- oriented, sensitive energy (Jupiter-Mars in Cancer in the 8th) with a self-reflectiveness (Uranus in his first) and an ability to analyses his values and lightened up his confidence (Kate’s Mercury in George’s 2nd house. It is so synchronistic that Kate has five planets in air (Venus Mercury in Aquarius and Mars Pluto and Saturn in Libra) and George has no air planets, but Kate only has one planet- Jupiter, in water and George has
4. THE BALANCE OF THE SECOND HOUSE
As I said before the balance for George’s 8th house stellium is his second house and where Kate’s Sun activates George’s Capricorn Moon and Pluto. Everything in the 2nd house where his Moon and Ascendant ruler Pluto lies, points to values, financial affairs, possessions, investments, earning power, and gain or loss through one’s own efforts. It indicates inner talents and resources and need for fulfilment, your emotional feelings and self -worth. Because it’s a house of money it’s also a house of liberty. Kate will teach George all of this and so will her father, Michael Middleton, because the Middletons are self- made millionaires. The name Middleton is indicative of balance. And balance this baby needs because of the stellium George has; four planets in Cancer and four planets in the 8th house. How very intense and full on. A stellium is indicative of Arian behaviour and people with stelliums act like they are driving a racing car. People with stelliums have lots of energy and do nothing by half.
Kate’s Uranus is George’s first house is about teaching him self-reflectiveness seeing he has no air and his Saturn in the 11th house of friends (an air) house has Saturn in it. So this boy needs to learn the art of communication, analysis and cool logic, rather than emotional intensity, which is what he will have with so many water planets in his intense, watery, emotional 8th house. Liz Greene calls the 8th house the house of the Erinyes, ancient Greek goddesses who made people “driven.” The fact that both Kate and George have an opposition means that the lesson here is balance and poise and what a mother perfect to teach this child balance and poise because she is the archetype or epitome of poise. Look how she has blossomed since she met William.
A NEW KING ARTHUR: POSSIBILITIES
Although William and Kate have shown no public interest in pagan matters Charles is very interested in holistic health and organic agriculture and healthy ecology and so was Diana was interested in astrology and New Age matters. The Queen adheres to homeopathic medicine rather than allopathic medicine. Because Charles receives such a large income from the Duchy of Cornwall he receives no money for being a royal (on the civil list.) The money from his organic food grown on his farm goes to charity.

What I am about to suggest is more speculation about baby George’s role as a Saint George or new King Arthur as one who would give hope to the people of Britain where there are so many anti-monarchists and republicans.
What I write was actually part of a lesson to my introductory students. Uranus is the apex of a T square in which Pluto in the 2nd house in Capricorn and Mercury-Mars-Jupiter are part.
In George’s 8th house sit three planets in conjunction. MERCURY (communication) + MARS (Initiative, fighting spirit, life force,) + JUPITER (expansive, big, lots of) together means that George has the potential to have huge (JUPITER) fighting spirit (MARS) in the way he communicates (MERCURY) from his unconscious influence of his ancestors (8TH HOUSE) who create great feelings (CANCER) for his homeland (CANCER).
URANUS in George’s 4th house squares MERCURY + MARS+ JUPITER. This means that George’s ancestors are driving him to awaken (Uranus) the energy of the land and his roots (4th house) to rise and awaken (URANUS) rather than be depressed and miserable about the economy (Cancer) and become an economically sound (Cancer) nation and bring hope to his people. Cancer rules mass consciousness.
With PLUTO (in 2nd house in Capricorn) OPPOSITON (awareness) MARS conjunction MERCURY conjunction JUPITER, George has the awareness and ancestral abilities to become a self- made billionaire and financier (Pluto in 2nd in Capricorn) like his maternal grandparents. Because of his royal position he will inherit (8th house planets) much property and land especially in Cornwall, which is rich in mines (Pluto). George will be able to drive himself greatly to think (Mars conjunct Jupiter conjunct Mercury) of massive (Jupiter+ Pluto) schemes to enrich his homeland country (Cancer) of Britain (ruled by Cancer.) His economic and financial abilities (Pluto in Capricorn and Jupiter in Cancer, money will be huge issue in his life and if he uses them to teach men and women in the financial areas of the British government his country will rise again and he can help the poor and needy (Pluto sextiles Neptune conjunct Chiron in Pisces in his 3rd house) and Mars conjunct Mercury conjunct Jupiter in Cancer trine Neptune Chiron. Chiron always acts as a bridge and like Diana and his parents Wills and Kate he will be a beloved royal person (fixed star Regulus conjunct Venus in his chart is the most elevated planet in chart.) Therefore he will be a beloved bridge to the people in Britain.
With VENUS TRINE PLUTO he has the means to restore and transform the old (Pluto in Capricorn in Britain) economically and as Pluto in the 2nd house trines Virgo, he has the confidence. Thus on a micro level (Virgo) as well as macro (Jupiter) one may believe he can l restore not only hope, but self-confidence and economic glory so there is no longer inequality, hopeless ness and unhappiness among those who believe themselves to be forgotten and that life has treated them unfairly. Chiron is an indicator of unfairness and his North Node is in Scorpio (healing). His Mercury also indicates communication to the masses in Cancer.
Because Charles as a Grandfather will be such an inspiration (Charles’ Sun is in Scorpio and George’s North node and Ascendant are in Scorpio) Charles should be a great influence to George. Charles’ Chiron is on George’s ascendant and acts as a bridge to holistic ways of thinking. Charles’s Moon is in George’s 5th house of fun.
BABY GEORGE AND KATE: COMPOSITE CHART
With composite Sun in Libra this suggests that people will see Kate and baby George as a well matched pair, whose essence is balance, and equality.
The composite Moon in Aries suggest that this relationship will serve to pick you both up emotionally, but you do need to take a break from each other emotionally or you will burn out.
With composite Mercury in Libra there will be balance and fairness in this relationship with a meeting of minds. Your mission together will be as intellectual peacemakers, who will try to get all parties together to improve communication.
The composite Venus will be in Sagittarius which means a willingness to pursue your desires in an easy-going and friendly fashion and this allows you to get what you want without confrontation.
You have wide ranging goals and aspirations and you don’t like to get in each other’s way and with Mars in Sagittarius you will like to travel and have a great interest in ethics, honesty, the law and higher education and spirituality. .
Composite Jupiter in Aquarius means lots of friends. Because we don’t know Kate’s time of birth we have no house positions.
COMPOSITE ASPECTS: Now for aspects. With Sun conjunct Mercury your heads and hearts are in the same place. You always know what each other is talking about.
Your composite Moon will be conjunct Saturn which means you might bottle up feelings and this might occasionally kill spontaneity and love. This is a bit like driving at full speed with the breaks on here, because the Moon is in Aries, but conjunct Saturn. I suspect Kate will try to teach George restrain in his watery emotions.
There is also a Pluto conjunct Venus and Mars in Sagittarius and with Moon and Saturn in Aries that will mean five planets in fire. There will be lots of energy where Kate and George are. With this triple conjunction there will be lots of intense magnetism, love and affection and desire for happiness in your relationship. And there will be lots of plans to make it bigger and better. The only thing you that you both need to understand everything properly to commit and there will be a pleasant air of restrained desire here. If everyone had this talent to get the most out of the least then the world’s resources would be in better shape. It may seem in some ways that your relationship is too formal, but they don’t see behind the scenes. This will be a great business relationship because you will be able to stretch your money further than most and combined with the 2nd house emphasis in the synastry chart Kate will teach William a lot about business and money husbandry. You will together make the most of your life for very little effort.
With Sun opposite Moon this will be an intense relationship where neither takes each other lightly. The only problem here is that this relationship is so intense you may run out of steam occasionally, but if a positive view is always held you’ll be okay. But with William and probably Harry and the four grandparents and aunts and cousins this won’t be a problem, for with all George’s Cancer one of his key words will be family. There are a lot and they are all happy: Grandma Carole and Camilla; Grandad Charles and Michael and Auntie Eugenie, Beatrice and, Zara and Uncle Harry; all such happy chappies and I’m sure they’ll all be like clucky hens.
The Venus and Mars sextile the Jupiter in Aquarius so there will be lots of travelling with friends as well as education with friends. You will have lots of everything: love, good times and you will as a partnership take things to their potential.
Venus and Mars will also sextile Saturn. On the other hand to balance the excess of Jupiter there is also an attitude of common sense from Saturn and that less is better with money and resources. Indeed this Saturn balances the Sun conjunct Mercury square Neptune which can tend towards confusion, but there is always William to bring grounded strength.
There are four planets in air and five in fire so there will be lots of energetic communication. The composite chart is weak in earth, but it has a strong Saturn. Except for the Pisces South Node there is no water, which seems a sensible balance for George’s overabundance of watery, sensitive feelings. Neptune is in Virgo and the North Node is in Virgo but we have no idea what the ascendant would be. It all actually looks like a good balance synastry and composite wise.
CONCLUSION
George is another guise of Archangel Michael, because Michael and George are the same archetype- fiery protector and defender of the weak. Saint George is the patron saint of England. Kate’s chart perfectly fits the chart of England: the coronation chart of William the Conqueror and she is the perfect mother for a little English Prince in this age where the royals are kept under a magnifying glass. Perfection is what the public wants and there are continual cries of wasting public money. So this can be no coincidence that this baby has four planets in the house of other people’s resources. His mother and his father will obviously teach him austerity and the careful husbanding of resources. It is possible if George doesn’t grow up to be a photographer or psychologist that he could become a financier, tax agent or banker. These all fit the mould of Sun, Mercury, Jupiter Mars in the 8th, but my money is also on a sailor; a naval person, because there have been and are so many warriors in the family and the ruler- esoteric and exoteric ruler of his soul path- ascendant is Mars. Whilst Kate will watch over his Sun and Moon; his logic and intuition; his consciousness and burgeoning awareness William will be watching that his fieriness is channelled into sensible areas and what better area for George would be air –sea rescue like his Dad.

ST GEORGE, THE PATRON SAINT OF BABY GEORGE & BRITAIN © Copyright Hilary Bond PhD. All Rights Reserved.

ST GEORGE, THE PATRON SAINT OF BABY GEORGE & BRITAIN © Copyright Hilary Bond PhD. All Rights Reserved.
INTRODUCTION

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It has occurred to me, and no doubt thousands of others, that the naming of the new baby Prince George of Great Britain is not just a salute to his royal and aristocratic forebears all descended from Georgian forebears, but something more and universal. Saint George is the patron saint of England and his history as archangel Michael is very important to the world collective unconscious and our well being as humans who live on earth. Beautiful paintings of St George have been created by Raphael, Moreau, Burne Jones, Rubens and many modern artists. According to Golden Legend the story of Saint George and the Dragon took place in a place he called “Silene”, in Libya, but in the tenth century Georgian narrative, the place is the fictional city of Lasia, and it is the godless Emperor who is Selinus. But the ancient pagan tradition of fire-festivals, in Britain, involving blazing beacons is still deeply rooted in human consciousness. The new fire of spring light, which will give us summer’s growth, is something elemental within our psyche yet indispensable. The fires were lit on the top of every St Michael’s hill where the leylines or dragon’s line ran to signify the earth energy. St Michael’s counterpart is St George. Princess Sabra is symbolic, I believe of Mother Mary whose leylines twists around the Michael leylines across southern Britain and Mother Mary is uncannily like baby George’s mummy Kate, when one really looks at who she is. The Michael-George line goes through St Paul’s cathedral where special people can see an archangel of immense side. I am sure this angel guards baby George. So new baby George becomes a symbol of a great archangel, a saviour saint; fantastic earth energies which strengthen our land and create heart energies, and also of the warrior strength and nobility of Britain in these days. Long live baby George.

GEORGE’S ANCESTERS
All the Georges; baby George, his great-great grandad George VI, George V, George Iv, George III, George II, George I and George of Battenberg- Prince Phillips uncle are all descended from James I, Margaret Beaufort, St David, sAINT mARGARET, Malcolm Canmore, Edward Atheling (the Saxon, William the Conqueror and Alfred the Great, and King Egbert who became king of all England below the river Humber in 829AD. Alfred the Great, the great- great-great-great grandson of Egbert became king in 871 and he defeated the Vikings and drove them out of England. King Alfred’s great-great great grandson King Edward Atheling married a Saxon Princess, Agatha and they had two children. One was Saint Margaret and their son was Saint David. Through David baby George is descended through the Scottish royal family. Through David baby George is descended through the Scottish royal family.

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THE STORY OF SAINT GEORGE.
Many beautiful paintings of St George have been created by Raphael, Moreau, Burne Jones, Rubens and many modern artists.
According to Golden legend the story of Saint George and the Dragon took place in a place he called "Silene", in Libya, but in the tenth century Georgian narrative, the place is the fictional city of Lasia, and it is the godless Emperor who is Selinus.

This is the story of Silene is much like Theseus and the minatoar:
Once upon a time, in a far off land called Libya there was a town called Silene, a place of dark fear and terrible mortification. The town had a lake, where a dragon which spread plague lived. To try to prevent the ever so bad snake –like dragon spreading his lethal venom the people of Silene sacrificed two sheep every day, and when the sheep failed, they fed the dragon their innocent and terrified children, who chosen by lottery. Unfortunately and just like Theseus, the lot fell on the king's daughter, Princess Sabra. The king, torn with grief, told the people they could have all his gold and silver and half of his kingdom if his daughter were spared; but the terrified people who were hardened by their years of fear, refused. So good Princess Sabra was sent out to the lake, dressed as a bride, to be fed to the dragon.
Saint George, resplendent in his shining armour, all dressed up with nowhere else to go, synchronously rode past the lake. It felt like an excellent day to do a good deed and sitting nobly on his noble steed, he spied a princess, who trembling with great fear tried to send George away. George, who had grown up with good manners and a kind heart, vowed to remain. The dragon reared out of the lake while they were conversing. Saint George fortified himself with the Sign of the Cross, charged the evil dragon on horseback with his lance, and gave it a fatal wound. He then called to the princess to throw him her girdle, and he put it around the dragon's neck. When she did so, the dragon followed the girl like a meek beast on its short lead.
The princess and Saint George led the dragon back to the city of Silene, where it terrified the people at its approach. But Saint George called out to them, saying that if they consented to become Christians and be baptised, he would slay the dragon before them. The king and the people of Silene converted to Christianity, George slew the dragon, and the body was carted out of the city on four ox-carts. "Fifteen thousand men baptized, without women and children." On the site where the dragon died, the king built a church to the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint George, and from its altar a spring arose whose waters cured all disease.

HAVING A LOOK AT ST GEORGE IN GREAT BRITAIN'S PAGAN PAST AND PRESENT.

Apparently, St George was prevalently seen as the ‘Soldiers’ Saint’ and this may be based on earlier worship of the Roman soldier god of the legions, Mithras. Long before the St George myth was first hatched Mithras had killed his adversary the bull. Furthermore, the actual dragon slaying myth, associated with George, is manifestly linked to the prior engagement between the god Apollo and his monstrous adversary Python of Delphi.

There is a slight gap in the calendar between them but St. George's Day (on the 23rd April) lands at the ‘same’ period as the Parilia (21st April.) The Parilia (or Palilia) was sacred to Pales, the goddess of shepherds and herders. During the feast farmers would drive their flocks and herds between blazing fires and subject them to fumes of rosemary, laurel and sulphur in a rite of purification to guarantee strong future progeny. The participants would also jump over small fires of straw and dance around fires throughout the night, making merry all the while. Offerings to Pales consisted of milk and millet wafers were given in the hope of keeping dangerous wolves away from the flocks and to ward off disease.

The ancient Pagan tradition of fire-festivals, involving blazing beacons is still deeply rooted in human consciousness. The new fire of spring light, which will give us summer's growth, is something elemental within our psyche yet indispensable.

KINGS MICHAEL MARY LEYLINEA SUN& SERPENT (Small)<a

The fires were lit on the top of every St Michael’s hill where the leylines or dragon’s line ran to signify the earth energy.
Many ancient cultures refer to similar lines of earth energy often linking them to serpents or dragons. In China they are called Lung-mei, the paths of the dragon and in Ireland they are known as fairy paths, which must never be blocked. The Aborigines of Australia believe that the Gods of their Dream Time traversed the country along lines that are still remembered in song and painting. Some years ago pilots flying over the Nazca plains of Peru noticed a curious geometrical pattern laid out across the landscape by a vanished pre-Inca race so that travellers walking down them at the equinox or solstice would see the sun or a star rising or setting straight ahead. Famous books on ley lines are first, John Michell’s ‘The View Over Atlantis,’ in which he plots the world’s most well-known and possibly most intriguing ley line, which he named the St. Michael Line and Broadbent’s and Millers The Sun and the Serpent book on the same topic. The leylines intertwines with the Mary (Sabra-Kate) line and passes through an extraordinary number of ancient sites including ten churches dedicated to St. Michael or St. George (both legendary slayers of dragons and serpents) and also through Glastonbury, Avebury and Bury St.Edmunds. This line also appears to be constructed to align with the May Day sunrise, one of the most crucial dates in the ancient calendar.

CONCLUSION
I do hope you have enjoyed reading my version of the Christian myth of St George, the pagan version and the story about the Michael-Mary leylines which crosses southern England. I have walked this leylines and it was the beginning of a giant transformation in my life. So many blessings to you and new baby George and his family.

Happy days from StarCounsell

NEPTUNE & PISCES AS PLAYERS IN THE ARCHETYPE OF CODEPENDENCY : AN EXPLORATION & HELPFUL HINTS © Copyright to Hilary Bond PhD. All rights reserved.

A ARCHETYPE NEPTUNE A posiden (Small)NEPTUNE & PISCES AS PLAYERS IN THE ARCHETYPE CODEPENDENCY : AN EXPLORATION & HELPFUL HINTS © Copyright to Hilary Bond PhD. All rights reserved.

INTRODUCTION
Co-dependency???? In the formal study of child abuse and neglect, attachment behaviour or the “ability to powerfully draw people to oneself, as a baby, at times of need and distress, as an inbuilt survival mechanism” is the backbone of attachment behaviour or bonding between parent as child as an area of developmental psychology(Howe, 2005, p. 3). Compulsive caregiving or what is commonly termed co-dependency is a form of disorganised attachment (Howe, 2005, p. 43) and it is necessary to understand this as a Neptunian or Piscean pattern. This pattern of “co-dependency” or compulsive caregiving can be called to attention and halted by Saturn, Pluto, and Uranus transits and some strong rules or limits that can be taught in support groups for co-dependent people; psychotherapy for co-dependency and by the understanding of this archetype in Jungian astrology. Shamanic soul retrieval, where one’s inner child or children agree to return to one’s etheric body and protective divine figures and or supportive ancestors and spirit guides such as griffin and golden eagle are also bought back from “the Lower World” of alternative reality realms is of enormous assistance to sever co-dependent behaviour. For Christian people I also suggest some relevant Biblical quotations regarding co-dependency from Boundaries (2002) by two Christian clinical psychologists, Cloud and Townsend. But any intervention is only successful if the co-dependent person is ready. The right transits; the boundaries of Saturn; the root chakra and heart chakra are vital and a belief in God’s grace and unconditional love is vital. Timing is everything as well as an agreement to begin to be grounded and put one’s self before the needs of others. One or more of the areas I have mentioned: God’s unconditional love, Saturnian, Uranian and Plutonian transits; shamanic soul retrieval; the intervention of psychotherapists, support groups, caring friends, qualified counselling astrologers and loving ancestors all or separately confirm to the co-dependent person that “in times of need and anxiety, others will be available to you” (Howe p.274) and “you will not be abandoned, punished or rejected again.” I do hope you enjoy this article as I write not only from the standpoint of a teacher in this material, but also having experienced it in the past.
WHAT IS CODEPENCY? WHO IS A COMPULSIVE CAREGIVER?
Co-dependency is a type of behaviour where a person places the wellbeing of other people before their own self-interests. The co-dependent person takes care of another because deep down they harbor a belief that if they don’t they are “not a good person.” They may themselves be giving from an “empty cup” and constantly be exhausted, resentful, and feeling guilty for desiring time to themself. Eventually their health will suffer from the constant hypervigilence, anger and their endocrine system, particularly the adrenal glands, situated on top of their kidneys will malfunction. * [Please see disclaimer.] They may adopt a mentality of martyrdom and feel proud of their suffering for others, and being “of service to mankind”, but this is not soulful. This is the result of determining that you will be disowned, unloved, or sinful if you put your own needs on an equal priority with the needs of others. Being co-dependent means you worry what other people, your family, and even friends or peers, may think and feel about you. Thus a co-dependent person is excessively sensitive to the emotions of other people.
This extremely sensitive behaviour is generally the result of growing up with instability in your family. Co-dependency will generally occur if you grew up in a family where there was physical or sexual abuse, where parents were too tired and overworked, too busy or where a parent was chronically and severely physically or mentally ill. A person may be co-dependent when their parent was a single parent or one parent committed suicide, or the parent was a gambler or promiscuous. Co-dependency may occur where you had to look after Grandma and her illness controlled the entire family or if your sibling was a drug addict, had cancer or was mentally ill. Co-dependency may occur if you were beaten and screamed at regularly and you were told you were a burden to the family. Most often eldest children bear the brunt of the constant responsibility of “badness; not being perfect; causing problems in the family when you were born unwanted into a family who couldn’t afford you. The term “co-dependency” originally derived from the field of chemical dependency and has been applied to families and “significant others” of alcoholics and addicts.
These people may have many co-dependent relationships until they feel they have been burned enough. They may work long, poorly paid hours in service fields like astrology, being medical intuitive, counsellor, teacher, therapist of any kind , where they may play the role of rescuer and where they may feel wanted and needed. The co-dependent adults, will like working in the service fields, because the grown up, who is still a child emotionally, has always been treated like Cinderella before the Prince whisked her away. The co-dependent person has been expected to work hard as a child to pay their way, or constantly look after younger siblings, often step brothers and sisters, because the eldest child was not wanted, not expected and was told constantly they are a “burden.” Hence they go into service fields. It is a habit from being brainwashed as a child and having neurological abnormality in your ways of thinking and behaviour from living in constant fear of neglect and physical and emotional abandonment.
So co-dependent people react to the manipulation of other people and take on any toxic guilt and blame from siblings, parents, your children, your partner, even so called friends who may emotionally manipulate them. As a result of constant manipulation, abandonment whilst young, and abuse co-dependent people are generally in denial, and have low self-esteem. They have excessive compliance, and have a great need to be in control because they never knew what to expect next during their childhood. Dysfunctional families are not predictable or dependable in their patterns of behaviour: a child could be slapped and screamed at one minute and hugged the next. Co-dependency can occur in any type of relationship, including in families, at work, in friendships, and also in romantic, peer or community relationships.
Astrologer Donna Cunningham suggests that it is an obsession with trying to help or change people, especially partners and often it is a way of controlling others, so the codependent person will feel safe, but generally they have no idea of this until they read about it or go for therapy. Melody Beattie, in her best-seller, Co-dependent No More, defined it in this way: “A co-dependent is one who has let another person’s behaviour affect him or her, and who is obsessed with controlling that person’s behaviour.” There’s nothing wrong with service, but when it’s compulsive and driven by co-dependent needs, it means this person needs to see a psychologist or counsellor. Co-dependency can exist at any stage of life when you love someone who has a severe physical or emotional problem.
Co-dependency is not a stand-alone diagnosis in the DSM-IV; however, co-dependency may be related to the diagnosis of 301.6 Dependent Personality Disorder. Dependent Personality is marked by a pervasive and excessive need to be taken care of that leads to submissive and clinging behaviour and fears of separation, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:
1. INDECISIVE: has difficulty making everyday decisions without an excessive amount of advice and reassurance from others
2. HAS PROBLEMS WITH RESPONSIBILITY: needs others to assume responsibility for most major areas of his or her life
3. CONFLICT: has difficulty expressing disagreement with others because of fear of loss of support or approval, but does not include realistic fears of retribution [which is domestic violence.]
4. STANDING ALONE: has difficulty initiating projects or doing things on his or her own (because of a lack of self-confidence in judgment or abilities rather than a lack of motivation or energy)
5. NEED FOR NURTURANCE: goes to excessive lengths to obtain nurturance and support from others, to the point of volunteering to do things that are unpleasant
6. CAN’T BE ALONE: feels uncomfortable or helpless when alone because of exaggerated fears of being unable to care for him or her
7. ENDLESS RELATIONSHIPS urgently seeks another relationship as a source of care and support when a close relationship ends
8. UNABLE TO COPE ALONE is unrealistically preoccupied with fears of being left to take care of him or herself.
I agree with Duncan, Miller and Sparks (2004) in their text for counsellors, called The Heroic Client, that “Diagnoses brand people with labels that carry blame, hopelessness and helplessness” and this was a constant theme by my mentoring Professor, David Ainge, when I studied a Masters of Educational Counselling and Guidance. However, now-days good counselling psychologists will be able to help a person wade through the behaviours of co-dependency when they have some sort of goal and list of behaviours.
THE NEGATIVE SIDE OF CODEPENDENCY
Untreated co-dependents can be extremely controlling, and be subtle and gifted at manipulation. Pluto rules manipulation. Sometimes if people don’t do what they say co-dependent people become agitated, enraged, or vindictive. They can even frighten clients or friends by dumping guilt, shame, calling on their divine connection, scaring clients about their Pluto transits, or threatening clients with illness cancer if they don’t straighten out their way of thinking. Similarly, there can be agitation and even rage when clients don’t change in the way the co-dependent tells them to. Again if the co-dependent person has no university qualifications in counselling or psychology or human welfare or social work a client could take legal action around these issues. If you believe you are co-dependent it is ethical to go for psychotherapy. If we have difficulty around intimacy or anger, can we teach clients how to have healthy relationships or be positive role models for them?
If you know you have a problem with co-dependency and you are practising as an astrologer, New Age therapist, clairvoyant, tarot reader or medical intuitive forget it until you see a psychologist or experienced counsellor about your co-dependency. Why? Because out of unresolved anger toward our own parents, you might encourage clients to behave in anger against their parents, partners or bosses. You might encourage clients in unrealistic career plans, instead of taking a grounded and realistic approach to career astrology. If you have a relationship you are not happy with you may stir up trouble in other people’s marriages.
THE ASTROLOGICAL INDICATORS of CODEPENDENCY
Co-dependent people are Neptunian in that they are oversensitive:
• Fearful and especially fear losing control, conflict, authority figures, and angry people.
• Self-critical and low in confidence. They hate what they perceive as criticism from others, so they constantly seek approval.
• Take on too much responsibility and feel guilty standing up for them.
• Have problems with intimate relationships.
• Are afraid of being abandoned, they’ll do almost anything to hold on to bad relationships,
• People who confuse love and pity, often becoming attached to people who are victims or whom they can rescue.
• Are martyrs.
They also can be Uranian in character
• are reactors, rather than actors.
• they love defying authority.
• they go out of their way to attract negative attention.
Neptune would figure strongly but let’s be through and realistic. Let’s look at chart signatures that go along with the co-dependent archetype. No single aspect can be taken as a certainty, so you’d be looking for several confirmations. Neptune, naturally, is prominent, often in the 1st, 4th, or 10th, or in aspect to the Sun or Moon, or with Pisces in any of those spots, or many Neptune aspects or Pisces planets. The 12th house may also figure strongly, with the Sun or Moon often appearing there.
Generally when the Moon is aspected by Neptune, the mother generally is either an addictive personality or is severely dysfunctional. Sun-Neptune or Mars-Neptune aspects hint at the males of the family as addicted in some way: pornography, sex, workaholism, alcohol, drugs, never home because they are helping others or consumed by their hobby fishing, dancing. The list goes on. Saturn-Neptune aspects, especially a quincunx often show that the authority figures were unable to provide consistent structure, security, or discipline, with alcoholism only one of the possible reasons.
A co-dependent person often has a strong Neptune-Pisces signature in their chart. A Neptune/Pisces signature can manifest in different ways:
• Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars in the zodiac sign of Pisces
• Neptune in aspect to one or more of the above planets, especially the other water sign moons, Cancer and Scorpio.
• Pisces on the cusp of the first or seventh house.
People with Neptune –Moon aspects are often addicted nurturing other people because they weren’t nurtured themselves and they will often be part of enmeshed family where there is no sense of independence. The Moon-Neptune person is constantly roped in to look after the Queen Bee (moon-Mother figure) in their family bee hive. Moon square Neptune’s parents may not be present or the person doesn’t see them clearly. Moon opposition people very easily become enmeshed in complicated, emotional relationships which drain them.
Venus opposition Chiron people may have a deep wound to their self-worth and Venus opposition Saturn people may feel unattractive.
Neptune- Sun aspected people often confuse their confidence and self-esteem with rescuing. Sun square Neptune people are very sensitive and easily deceived. Sun inconjunct people are susceptible to exploitation, susceptible and must learn to say no because they deplete their energies by caregiving. Neptune opposition Sun are those whom people lean on.
Neptune conjunct Ascendant feel the needs of everyone; everyone. Yes, everyone. When Neptune is near the Midheaven, rescuing can be a career choice. People with Neptune in the 7th or aspecting Venus are especially prone to committed but agonizing relationships with addicted people. Neptune’s house and aspects in your chart show areas of confusion about where you leave off and other people begin, where your boundaries are blurred. In those areas, you may have trouble setting limits and can be taken advantage of or even victimized. Thus, Neptune in the natal chart is often where we feel powerless.
Where Neptune sits in our chart is also the area where you would be most likely to become involved in co-dependency if the right set of circumstances triggered it. With Neptune in the 3rd, one could be a life-long sucker for siblings, some of whom may be alcoholic or addicted; in the 5th, with your love affairs or children; in the 8th, with sexual partners; or in the 11th, with friends or in the 4th your childhood roots are quicksand not solid earth so there is no ground under your feet, just a rug that may constantly be pulled from under you. Unfortunately, when you become an adult this becomes a reality and one has to be ever vigilant of losing one’s home.

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COPENDEPENCY AND POSEIDEN-NEPTUNE IN MYTHOLOGY
In ancient mythology Neptune was the symbol of the ocean, seas and floods that were always trying to overcome the land. Neptune at the lowest rung of the spectrum is an enemy of earth and of Mars. In the realm of the chakras it is the opposite Saturn and the root chakra. It is unbounded and ungrounded. Neptune may symbolise compassion, but it is also the archetype of Pollyanna, also with illusion, confusion, deception; religious mania, excess spirituality and mysticism; the mass media, the Internet, Facebook, alcohol, drugs, extreme sensitivity, fantasy and imagination, psychic phenomena and altered mental states. Neptune governs hospitals, prisons, mental institutions, and any place, such as a monastery, that involves a retreat from society.
In mythology Neptune (in ancient Greece Poseidon) is responsible for so many generational family messes and for good, beautiful nymphs or goddesses being punished, destroyed or hurt. He is an angry god of earthquake, cataclysm and horrific floods and tsunamis. His sexual relationship with the Gorgon Medusa is responsible for this beautiful woman being turned into a bizarre ugly, snake headed creature whose gaze instantly turned men to stone. The odious King Pelias of Thessaly is the son of Neptune. He is Jason of the Argonaut’s half-uncle. Pelias is the result of Tyro’s seduction by Poseidon (Neptune) [in the guise of the river god Penthius] and his birth was concealed from the world by his mother, who, fearful of her father’s wrath at the news of the birth, caused him to be exposed in the woods. The infant’s life was preserved by shepherds, who named him Pelias, from a lead-colored spot of the colour of lead in his face. Sometime afterwards, Tyro married Cretheus, son of Aeolus, king of Iolchos, and bore three other children, of whom Jason was the eldest. Pelias was the father of many mountain nymphs, his Oread daughters, who are known as the Peliades (not to be confused with Pleiades.) Under the guidance of Medea, the wife of Jason they cut their father up. (Iliad, 11.690 & Odyssey 11.281; Homer, Odyssey 2. 111; Sophocles, Tyro Shorn & Tyro Rediscovered (lost plays) (Greek tragedy C5th B.C.)
I could fill a book about Neptune’s deeds that cause glamours, delusions, abandonment, death and heartbreak from family dysfunction. Families are destroyed in modern days similarly to the way they were destroyed in ancient times by Neptune (Poseidon’.) If we read the myths of Neptune we will find as an archetype he is at the bottom of family dysfunction, lack of boundaries, co-dependency and lack of groundedness. So my warning to you is: look at your chart if Neptune is in your fourth house or your fourth house cusp is Pisces and you have one or more or a stellium of Pisces planets in your fourth house your family roots are based on lack of boundaries, co-dependency and no groundedness. The next section is on how to create boundaries and be grounded, which will increase your love and save your life. In reality, these boundaries define your soul and they help you to guard and maintain your soul (Proverbs 4:23).
WHAT ELSE HAPPENS WHEN NEPTUNIAN- PISCEANS ARE NOT GROUNDED?
Neptune is one of the outer planets, so it is transcendental and can easily overcome a personal planet such as the luminaries; Sun or Moon or Mercury, Venus and Mars. Neptune speaks about Spirit; that part of us that exists outside of physicality, time or space. Spirit has a much different perception of existence. Viewed from the perspective of immortality, the brief sojourns we have on earth are important tools for growth. But Neptune as “Spirit” has a natural tendency to help and comfort, like angels are said to do at our times of crisis. Those of us with an extra helping of Neptune or Pisces in our chart are naturally inclined towards compassion with a strong desire to help others; or in the words of some Pisceans: “be of service.” Hey, but what about money coming in, food on the table; our body being healthy; all that is important to be grounded and here with our feet on the ground is not Neptune or Pisces.
The Neptune-Piscean’s persons boundaries are wishy washy. The problem with a Neptunian- Piscean is that they expect other people to think about their feelings and the hard core reality is that most people are so busy going about their own lives to bother thinking about the feelings of the Neptunian-Piscean. Psychotherapists or counselling astrologers call this Neptunian emotional fluidity, ethereality or floatiness, “hyperawareness of other’s emotions.” This lack of boundaries or “where do I end and the other person start” is a symptom of co-dependency.
Donna Cunningham suggests that co-dependent people from dysfunctional backgrounds may have a special yearning for spirituality, unless they’ve been so wounded that they wind up hating God. Those who had mentally or physically disturbed or addicted parents may have a strong need to find closeness with a God who is loving, understanding, wise, and all-powerful and who cares deeply about them personally. After being with a troubled family we hope that we can find serenity and peace with God. But they do seek godlike qualities in astrologers, tarot readers, therapists and other “helpers” who seem to be in touch with the Divine.
Co-dependency is a big issue for the Neptune in Libra generation, for whom that perfect relationship is a goal. If you have Neptune in Libra aspecting your Moon or Sun, quickly run and have therapy.
People with Neptune aspects or strong Pisces in their horoscope might also psychic abilities. This means they have weak boundaries and easily merge with others. Mediums are always great at what they do when they become a surrogate for another. But if you are highly Neptunian and are psychic you probably have a big problem with establishing protective spiritual boundaries so that client’s thoughts, feelings, and needs do not bombard them. This is shocking on the internet, especially with Facebook or email as people with negative intent and rage can really physically hurt these people and make them ill. Why? Probably because psychic merging is common in homes with addictive parents or siblings, caregivers or in dysfunctional homes, where an abused child or spouse uses psychic radar as a survival skill to monitor how the troubled person is doing, to prevent a physical or verbal attack. If you are an astrologer, or therapist you have to learn how to set firm boundaries and set limits or to shield themselves psychically from either people from invasive people bullies or people who really know the ins and outs of how to psychically invade, vampire or hurt another human.
GETTING REAL: A BIG DOSE OF SATURN & MARS
These Neptunian qualities; compassion, awareness of other’s needs, and a desire to help, may be among the finest that humanity has to offer itself. The challenge for any person with strong Neptune-Pisces or even Moon-Cancer or Scorpio is to learn when to give and when to respect personal boundaries, when to realize that you may be caretaking. Neptune is a deluder and deceiver and can pull the wool over our eyes into thinking that if we help just a little more, the other person will be nice, stop yelling, change their ways, get that job, overcome that addiction, and learn to love us. If we are a Neptunian-Piscean we need to start learning common sense about knowing the difference between someone who needs some support and someone who is taking advantage of us.
Donna Cunningham suggests wisely, for a co-dependent person to allow the qualified and experienced counsellors and psychologists and social workers handle those people who are really mixed up. Your job is to be responsible for yourself. If you are a Christian, many passages in the Bible urge setting limits on abuse to yourself and from others. Being clear about your no, and your yes is a theme which runs throughout the Bible (Matthew 5: 37; James 5:12) and many passages of scripture also urge us to say no to abusive treatment, which includes manipulation and not learning how to say no in assertiveness classes and not feeling guilty from a support group (Matthew 18: 15-20).
LET’S GET REAL AND GET OVER IT.
Many therapists who are experienced in working with co-dependency love it. They maintain that it is delightful to be a supportive companion, when the ex-co-dependent person learns how awesome they really are. Many co-dependent people have been so beaten down emotionally that they have no idea of all their strengths. Often they are traumatised from being hyper vigilant dangerous family, spouse or even students if they teach in violent schools.
OK, so how do we go about taking care of ourselves? First go to a doctor or naturopath and get a check-up and then start eating a healthy diet. Maybe see an acupuncturist and do a detox diet. The next thing is exercise. I walk my dog for an hour every day. Well my husky takes me through gorgeous bushland and I enjoy the beauty of seeing and hearing all the birds and even the occasional kangaroo. An added benefit is that you will feel more relaxed. Regular exercise will require setting some boundaries with others. The next thing is managing anxiety.
Ideally, you have a therapist available to you or, at minimum, a 12-step program and a supportive friend. The first step is to write out a statement about how your family is dysfunctional. I know that you do not wish to dwell in the past, nor do I wish to bring up so many painful memories for you, but to begin your healing, it is important to face some of the things that you have successfully survived and denied. Joyce McLeod Henley suggests from working with co-dependent people that three exercises may help. She suggests this framework as Exercise I:
1. How is your family dysfunctional? Is there addiction, mental illness, physical illness, poverty, physical abuse, suicide, other things, or a combination of these things?
2. Is it one or both parents? Step-parents?
3. Were your parents able to assume most of the normal parental duties? If not, did they get done? If so, who did them? If not, how did that affect you?
4. Did odd things happen that you began to see as normal? If so, what?
5. Were you afraid to have friends over? Did your parent(s) ever embarrass, scare, or anger you or still do?
6. Did you and other family members walk on eggshells to try to avoid an explosion? If so, did they happen anyway?
Write them down and then pat yourself on the back and tell your real friends and therapist how you are going.
You might need at least a week of allowing this list to settle and maybe write your dreams down. Now, Exercise II from Joyce McLeod Henley:
Please make a list of the most important people in your life. This may include friends, lovers, a spouse, family members, co-workers, or a boss.
Spend a few minutes thinking about each relationship.
How many people on your list do you believe are dysfunctional?
How many are addicts, have untreated mental illness, refuse to work, even if they are able, or have other major issues?
Are you taking care of some of the people on your list?
Are some of the relationships lopsided, where you do most of the giving?
You may wonder why some of your relationships are lopsided. Dysfunctional people can sense that you are a caretaker and are drawn to you like a moth to a flame. What we need to learn is that we are powerless over other people, places, and things. Realizing this is helpful so you can let go, stop trying to fix others and relax. But you can fix yourself. Hide your list for at least 24 hours and try not to think about it. Then go through the list and choose the relationship that causes you the most stress. Think about a boundary that you may set and write it down. Practice telling your loved one about the boundary. He or she will probably not like it, but in the long run it will be good for both of you. Be sure that you are prepared to maintain the boundary before you set it. The first time you do this, you are taking a MAJOR step in your recovery. Be sure to spend some time with someone who will support you setting a boundary.
Now for Exercise II. Joyce Henley suggests you might tell a relative or friend who has a legal problem related to substances, that you will no longer help. The person will be on his own. Of course, they will try to push your guilt buttons. If it is your child they may say you are responsible. They may shout, but if they try violence move away quickly. Remind yourself that you are not only doing what is best for yourself but the other person. You might take your boundary a step further and tell the person that effective immediately, you will no longer undo any of the consequences of their using or criminal behaviour. I suggest you only set the boundary when you are ready. The hard part will come when you have to stick to the boundary. You will need some support from a therapist, your sponsor, or a friend to hold to it. Once you maintain a boundary you will find that it is easier to stick to the next one. If you are like some people, you may fear that if you stand up for yourself, you will be abandoned by your friend. If this happens, then that person was not a true friend.
OTHER IDEAS FOR BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR INNER CHILD.
Sandra Ingerman, psychologist and doyen of shamanic practitioners in her text Soul Retrieval, (p. 112) maintains “To rescue another person or to collude in abusive patterns is to give away one’s soul in an attempt to hold a relationship.” Shaman Ann Albers suggests if you find yourself exhibiting co-dependent behaviour, make a list of what is missing in your life: rest, proper nutrition, playtime, time for yourself. Write down your unmet needs and do not judge whether or not they are important “enough” because if you think of them they are important to your soul. Make time for your needs first, and then you will be able to give from an abundance of energy, love, and compassion.
I have shamanic soul retrievals. I found from experience that this bought an instant awareness of co-dependency even though I had taught it at university and community college. I found an intellectual awareness of what co-dependency was not enough to become completely independent, if a soul piece of your past (childhood or a vulnerable period) had disassociated because of fear and trauma. Trauma can be a siege in a school or home where a gunman held you at bay for six hours, the suicidal death of a loved one, an horrific car accident; seeing your child ending up in jail; spending years with a parent who has gone mad. This is living horror: welcome to my nightmare and this is where soul pieces may dissociate or literally leave one’s aura because of danger.
Neptunian people are more sensitive than other people. And Neptunians have more past life experiences closer to the surface that may also be triggered. Barbara Hand Clow also suggests people with prominent Chiron in their charts may need a lot of past life regressions because Chiron people are more subject to traumatic events in past lives that need to be bought to the surface and resolved.
Melissa Seaman and many other shamanic practitioners believe co-dependency is a result of vow that we have made in our past life or lives to release power and to always help others. It is always a good idea to list the vows and contracts you think you may have made and release them just as you are going to sleep.
Aromatherapy oils also help. Try eucalyptus for extracting negative spirits and loosening cords or psychic hooks. Eucalyptus clears negative energy. Eucalyptus and Cypress help Moon-Neptune problems. Cypress clarifies. Sandalwood and Tea Tree are great to stop family psychic vampiring. Ginger eaten and as an oil cleans and invigorates, gives grounding, stabilises base chakra and gives courage. Ginger is Mars oil.
HOW TO CUT CORDS FOR CLOSURE TO CODEPENDENCY.
Energetic cords may exist between us and others is we are suddenly angry and resentful; when we have unfinished business; and if we are enmeshed or co-dependent. Cords may also be vampiring us if we feel burdened by unfulfilled agreements or expectations that became established during our current lifetime or even during a prior lifetime. The cords drain our life force. Some of the symptoms are obsessive thinking, lack of closure, difficulty knowing where you end and others begin; fragmentation, and the experience of being emotionally and energetically intertwined with others. Cord cutting is the shamanic ritual for dissolving energetic cords in order to create clear energetic boundaries and restore energetic independence.
Shamanic practitioner Julie Kramer maintains:
Imagine the energy field of a healthy adult as a well-defined egg-shaped bubble, equidistant from the surface of their body in all directions. When a child is born, their energy field is neither fully developed nor as clearly defined. They therefore become enveloped within the protective field of their parent(s) or caregiver(s), and will remain thus until adolescence or early adulthood, depending on their circumstances. As the young person matures emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually, their own field strengthens. During the process of becoming self-sufficient, their own bubble strengthens around them to the extent that eventually; only energetic tendrils may remain that connect them to their parents.
Cord cutting involves five simple steps:
• identifying the existence and location of the cords and the people to whom they connect; uncovering the underlying issues that generated the cords;
• transforming those dynamics so that the cords essentially become de-activated;
• dissolving what remains of the cords and restoring the vital essence belonging to each person;
• And creating protection and boundaries to prevent further cords from becoming established.
Generally, this cord cutting is a type of extraction in a guided journey so that the client can fully participate in the process.
ASTROLOGICAL TRANSITS AND PROGRESSION THAT WILL SUPPORT YOUR NEED TO SNAP OUT OF THE CO-DEPENDENCY ROLE.
I have found that transiting Saturn in Scorpio affecting my natal Mercury is where we generally build up our reserves and conserve our energy. It seems to be a time for learning about your personal limits as well as your inner strength. Saturn transits will bring structure and self-discipline and the reality principle of living in the material plane. They bring groundedness.
Transiting Uranus especially over one’s sun or descendant or Moon may bring individuation from the confining womb of society and family and at this time one’s true Self will surface.
Transiting Pluto conjuncting one’s south node or descendant is also a great time for realising you could be co-dependent and doing something about it.
Neptune transits are a time one can feel the need to go to support groups like Al-Anon or Alcoholics Anonymous, but if a non-alcoholic or someone who hasn’t been co-dependent tries to intervene the person will probably be evasive and deceptive. Although I have found the heightened spiritual awareness can bring an ability to align one ‘self ‘with higher beings who can give advice on being grounded.
SPIRIT GUIDES OR TOTEMS TO HELP BUILD BOUNDARIES AND BREAK THE CODEPENDENCY CYCLE.
Griffin and Golden Eagle. Golden Eagle is for family relationships, co-dependency. The regal Golden Eagle represents fertility, aspiration and generosity, a reassuring and powerful companion on shamanic journey. His appearance often indicates impending victory or spiritual success, and the shaman who travels with him may be confident of wonderful outcomes. Please see my article on boundaries for Griffin symbolism.

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CONCLUSION
I do apologise for not mentioning Chiron more, but need to do more research on Chiron and his relationship to the fields of attachment, boundaries and co-dependency. There are definite correlations as he was abandoned as a child.
I do hope this article has rung some bells for you, but if this brings too many tears or shock put it aside for a while. I wish all young parents had this information.

Happy days from
~StarCounsell ~

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THE NEW ROYAL BABY: CHARTING THE ANCESTRAL SYNCHRONY AND BENIFICENT ANCESTRY OF KATE AND WILLIAM’S BABY SON. © Copyright to Hilary Bond PhD. All rights reserved.

THE NEW ROYAL BABY: CHARTING THE ANCESTRAL SYNCHRONY AND BENIFICENT ANCESTRY OF KATE AND WILLIAM’S BABY SON. © Copyright to Hilary Bond PhD. All rights reserved.

 

The accurate and verifiable data for many family histories seems to dry up about the 1600s, even when we may consult our gene pools through science. Most birthdates were not kept and many baptism dates were kept in family bibles, rather than keeping actual birth dates.  This is not so in royal families. We find that royal historians have kept records of not only accurate birth dates, but also birth times. I love family history and looking at the patterns that come up with aspects, signs and planets. Facial similarities also fascinate me and behaviour patterns. This love of patterns no doubt comes from my Venus conjunct Athena, and a North node in Virgo. Oh, let’s not forget an emphasis on Capricorn and Cancer for a love of family history. So the birth of the well-loved and eagerly- awaited royal baby Cambridge is a fascinating study.  Let’s have a look, will we.

 

ARMED WITH HIS HOROSCOPE WE LOOK WITH ENTHUSIAM AT THE NEW BABY’s CHART.

Kate and William’s new royal baby was born on the 22nd July, 2013 at 4.24 pm. Australian astrologer Bernadette Brady had amassed some royal statistics some years before which suggested many British monarch’ s Sun and Moon predominated in the degrees between 28 to 2 degrees.  With this in mind I looked at various birth times for the coming Cambridge baby’s chart. I did expect him to be born on the 22nd, but at 6:16 rather than 4:24pm. Fate and royal genes were to decree that this long expected wee soul was to be born with a 29 degree 58 minute Cancer Sun, just like his father Prince William; his grandma Princess Diana; his grandad Michael Middleton and some very powerful monarchs who were ancestors: Edward I, and James I. Henry VIII was also a Cancerian, but he is not a direct ancestor.    

The royal Baby’s Ascendant is 27 Scorpio; his MC is 20 Virgo. He has his Sun, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter in the 8th house in Cancer. The Sun is 29’ 58’; Mercury is 13; Mars 6  and Jupiter 5 Cancer. His North Node is 5 Scorpio in his 12th house . The Baby’s Moon is 28 Capricorn in the 2nd and his Pluto is also in the 2nd at 10 degrees. Neptune  and Chiron are both in his third house at 5 and 13 respectively. His Uranus is in the 4th house in Aries at 12 degrees and his Venus is up in the 9th house in Virgo.

WHAT DO I SEE?

First I’ll look at daddy William’s relationship (or synastry) with his son. We must remember that William’s mother Diana was a wonderful mother. She not only did fun things with Harry and William like take them to fun parks, but she taught them compassion and how to reach out to people in trouble: people in war torn countries; people with missing limbs; terrible illnesses; poverty stricken people.  So it is obvious without even comparing William’s chart, with his beloved son, that this is what he and his brother Harry will do with this new boy.

What do we see first? William’s Uranus and Neptune are in his new son’s first house. To me this means William will be a father who will bring self-reflectivity (Uranus) and an interest in spirituality (Neptune) to his son. William will seem glamorous (Neptune) and unpredictable (Uranus) to his son. William will bring creativity and higher awareness (Uranus) to his son.  They will probably go flying and be interested in technology (Uranus) and go sailing (Neptune) and meet with people who are disadvantaged (Neptune.)

What jumps out though to me is the connections in the baby’s 8th house. First of all the 8th house is about the support one receives from other people: financial, moral, spiritual and physical, so this is a lucky boy. The 8th house also indicates legacies, trusts, wills, taxation, insurance matters as well as secrets and sexual matters. Spiritual and physical regeneration, psychological rebirth and death are also covered by this house and will be interests of William and Kate’s son. It is also a house of surgery and along with the 6th house will reveal illness. Cancer planets indicate stomach focus.

The 8th house according to astrologer Erin Sullivan is the house of ancestors. It is the house of one’s “ancestral legacy” says Erin in her book on The Astrology of Family Dynamics on page 187. She suggests it is where we find the inheritance we have been left by our ancestors, but this inheritance has stringent rules. This codicil along with the royal baby’s Saturn in the 11th house suggest that the group (clan and his friends) baby Cambridge belongs to is the royal British family that stretches back through Europe over 1300 years. Princess Diana called them “the firm.”   So these people will relatives and ancestors will protect him as long as he sticks to the system. Here baby Cambridge as he grows older will be the pontifex Maximus (as Erin Sullivan calls it) between his ancestors and himself. In the Catholic religion, the Pope is the pontifex and the Pharaohs of Egypt had a similar role. So he will be very special. Looked at along with his Neptune conjunct Chiron in his 3rd house in Pisces we almost see the rainbow bridge which White Buffalo Calf Woman uses to connect the heart and spirit to the Divine.

With all the love this baby has created worldwide it is obvious that this rainbow bridge has begun. In the 3rd this signifies a strong ability to use his intuition, so this wee soul will no doubt be whole brained, rather than right or left-brained. Again with Neptune and Chiron in the third he has an ability to bridge interdimensional realms. Chiron is interdimensional and has the ability to come to the aid of those who are overcome with distress and emotions and be grounded by Chiron. To me Chiron’s mythology and his relationship with Neptune in ancient times suggest this. Baby Cambridge’s Mercury trine Chiron and Jupiter conjunct Mars trine Neptune also suggest an interest in the paranormal and photography as well. He probably will also love dance, ballet and skiing, surfing, fishing and water sports. His Jupiter in Cancer suggests an amazing ability in cooking, entertaining and great compassion. There is a sense of great serenity with these aspects. So as William’s Sun and Moon in early Cancer conjunct his son’s Jupiter, Mars and Mercury.  If his son does follow William into the armed forces it will most likely be in the navy like his great-great Prince Phillip and his great-great-great –great grandfather George V (grandfather of the Queen); both of whom were in the navy.

I would like to continue here with baby Cambridge’s gifts from his ancestors. Mercury in the 8th suggests a gift for translating ancestral knowledge into a work of art. The “family history here is rich in mystery and the search for ancestral roots will be [fun and] productive”, says Erin Sullivan (p. 192). Because Mercury here in the house of Scorpio and Pluto is the psychopomp baby Cambridge will have a gift for putting any ghosts to rest. That certainly indicates Diana, but also maybe the “princes in the tower” (Edward VI and his brother Richard)  as this is also a house of research. I am reminded here of Oscar Wilde’s story of the Canterville ghost, which I cried in. Please read it. It is about the innocence of a child with a pure heart breaking a curse that will not allow a family ghost to rest.

Mars in the 8th suggests a warrior who needs to focus his warrior energy and not let it turn into undirected anger. If this wee baby has siblings it would good to work on diffusing any sibling rivalry and resultant jealousy. When we see Mars in the 8th house of ancestors we know that he comes from a family of warrior’s. William’s ancestor William the Conqueror who took the English crown in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings was from Normandy. If we look at the word derivation of the word  Normandy, this indicates the Norsemen or Vikings took this area of France as their own. So wee baby Cambridge has Viking ancestry and we know so many of his ancestors were warriors. His father William, grandad Charles, great grandad Phillip; great-great-grandad George V,  as well as his ancestors Henry VII, Henry V; Edward III, Edward I and Henry II were all warrior kings or princes (Phillip and Charles.) So a career in the armed forces is on the cards.

This royal baby also has his Jupiter in his 8th house: what an intense stellium, all in Cancer and with a Scorpio ascendant! I suspect the wee son of William and Kate will not be a person to cross, as with  Pluto and Mrs ruling his ascendant,  and his Sun’s ruler in Capricorn he holds great power and respect. But, to return to Jupiter, this boy will have a fascination with why people do things and why cultures develop the way they do. Here he has much in common with his grandad Charles. So this royal baby will be a natural psychologist and cultural anthropologist.  Like William and Diana he will have a natural enthusiasm to provide compassion for people who are crossing the threshold to death. I have no doubt his prayers, compassion and natural psychopomp abilities will help them.

CONCLUSION

For the time being this is enough, as I really wanted to make a small splash with a quick look William and Kate’s baby’s destiny. I am sure you will join me sending blessings for the good health and happiness to this new baby, his parents and ancestors. I will be writing more on baby Cambridge’s ancestry and his synastry with his family, but at the moment I have so much on my plate. I apologise for not looking more at Cancer, but will look at this in my next article. I am sure you will all realise that Cancer people love families, are sensitive and need privacy. Nor have I analysed the grand trine in water. My next article will look at the new baby with his grandad Michael Middleton. What a fortunate baby this is to have so much love on tap.

 

I wish all who read my work joy and positive abundance in your life,

~StarCounsell~

CHIRON’S HOME MT PELION: SOME INFORMATION © Copyright to Hilary Bond PhD. All Rights Reserved.

CHIRON’S HOME MT PELION: SOME INFORMATION © Copyright to Hilary Bond PhD. All Rights Reserved.  

 

INTRODUCTION: THE MYTHS

Chiron’s home from when he was born was magical Mt Pelion. I still have not been there, so I did not realise  that Chiron’s home is not a single peak, but a long mountain spanning for miles along a peninsula. Pelion is where he had his famed cave, which obviously went on for miles. I am working on an article to explain why it was so important that he went underground, apart from the symbolic reasons of cave being a lunar abode.

 According to mythology, when the giants Otus and Ephialtes, attempted to storm Olympus, they piled Mount Pelion upon Mount Ossa. The Aloadae were twin giants who attempted to storm the home of the gods by piling three Greek mountains: Olympos, Ossa and Pelion, one on top of the other. Ares (Mars) tried to stop them but was defeated and imprisoned for thirteen months in a bronze urn, until he was rescued by Hermes (mercury.)  Artemis  (the Moon) later brought about their destruction when she raced between them in the form of a deer. They both took aim with their spears, but missed and instead struck each other dead.

The Aloadai giants were portrayed in classical art as a pair of youthful hunters with caps and hunting spears. Their name, Aloadai, was derived from the Greek verb aloaô, meaning “to crush” or “thresh.” Individually they were named “nightmare” and “doom”  or else “horned-owl” (Greek ôtos). Many of the other giants were also associated with birds, including Porphyrion the purple-coot and Alkyoneus the kingfisher. Their parents were Iphimedeia  and the angry sea god Poseidon.

Pseudo-Apollodorus, a Greek mythographer writing in the 2nd centuryA.D., in  Bibliotheca 1. 53:suggests: “Aloeus married Triops’ daughter Iphimedeia, who, however, was in love with Poseidon. She would go down to the sea, gather the waves in her hands, and pour the water on her vagina. Poseidon mated with her and fathered two sons, Otos and Ephialtes, who were known as Aloadai (Aloadae). Each year these lads grew two feet in width and six feet in length. When they were nine years old and measured eighteen feet across by fifty four feet tall, they decided to fight the gods. So they set Mount Ossa on top of Mount Olympos, and then placed Mount Pelion on top of Ossa, threatening by means of these mountains to climb up to the sky; and they also said that they would dam up the sea with mountains and make it dry, and make the dry land a sea.”

Homer,writing in the  Odyssey in the 8th century before Chist states that luckily for Greece,“ lovely-haired Leto’s son Apollon [the Sun]  destroyed them both before the first down could show underneath their brows and overspread and adorn their cheeks.”

Thessaly is a traditional geographical region and an administrative region of Greece, comprising most of the ancient region of the same name. Before the Greek Dark Ages, Thessaly was known as Aeolia, and appears thus in Homer’s Odyssey. In Homer’s epic, the Odyssey, Odysseus visits the kingdom of Aeolus, and this is the old name for Thessaly. The Plain of Thessaly, which lies between Mount Oeta/Othrys and Mount Olympus, is the site of the battle between the Titans and the Olympians. Jason and the Argonauts launched their search for the Golden Fleece from the Magnesia Peninsula.

THE GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY OF PELION

Pelion is a mountain at the south-eastern part of Thessaly in central Greece, forming a hook-like peninsula between the Pagasetic Gulf and the Aegean Sea. Its highest summit, Pourianos Stavros, is 1,624 meters or 5,354 feetIts panorama offers a views of the valley, the mountains of western Magnesia, Mount Olympus, the plain of Thessaly and its nearby mountains, Mavrovouni, Euboea, Central Greece and the northern Sporades islands.

Due to the fact that the mountain runs all along the peninsula, the term Pelion is also used for the peninsula itself. The north to south axis has a length of approximately 45 Kilometers  while the west to east axis ranges between 25 and 10 kilometers.  The main bulk of Mt Pelion is in the north. Both the eastern and the western slopes are quite steep and as the highest peak is at an altitude of 1624 meters (5354 feet) Pelion looks as if it is a great natural fortress rising straight to the sky. Toward the south the peaks lose height and the slopes become gentler. The awesome gorges, deep ravines and hidden valleys of the north give place to rolling hills and fairly low land that will soon start rising to a respectable yet not forbidding height as the traveller reaches the tip of the peninsula.  The gateway to Pelion is the fair city of Volos lying at the foot of north-west Pelion. It is the capital of Magnesia and the third most important port in Greece. Volos is 215 kilometers from Thessaloniki in the north, and 320 from Athens in the south.

Thessaly is a traditional geographical region and an administrative region of Greece, comprising most of the ancient region of the same name. Before the Greek Dark Ages, Thessaly was known as Aeolia, and appears thus in Homer’s Odyssey. In Homer’s epic, the Odyssey, Odysseus visits the kingdom of Aeolus, and this is the old name for Thessaly. The Plain of Thessaly, which lies between Mount Oeta/Othrys and Mount Olympus, is the site of the battle between the Titans and the Olympians. In tourist accounts I have read legend says that Jason and the Argonauts launched their search for the Golden Fleece from the Magnesia Peninsula.

Thessaly was home to an extensive Neolithic culture around 2500 BC. Mycenaean settlements have also been discovered, for example at the sites of Iolcos, Dimini and Sesklo (near Volos). In Archaic Greek and Classical times, the lowlands of Thessaly became the home of baronial families, such as the Aleuadae of Larissa. In the 4th century BC Jason of Pherae transformed the region into a significant military power, recalling the glory of Early Archaic times. Shortly after Philip II of Macedon, the father of Alexander the Great, was appointed Archon of Thessaly, and Thessaly was thereafter associated with the Macedonian Kingdom for the next centuries.

THE ABUNDANCE OF MT PELION

Mt Pelion is thickly forested, both deciduous and perennial forests, mainly of beech, oak, maple and chestnut trees, with plane tree groves surrounding places with water. Pelion is considered one of the most beautiful mountains in Greece and is a popular tourist attraction throughout the year: hiking trails and stone paths give access to springs, coves and numerous beaches, sandy or pebbly, set among lusciously green slopes. Pelion is an amply watered mountain, with an abundance of springs, gorges, streams and rivulets.

Pelian cuisine specializes in charcuterie, its most famed dish being spentzofáï, a hearty stew made of sliced pork sausage that is first cooked on its own, then stewed with green and red peppers, mild or hot as the case may be, and shallots or small onions; eggplant or tomatoes are added when seasonally available. Pelion is also renowned for its orchard fruit, with pride of place going to the firíki, an originally Egyptian apple varietal of very small, oval-shaped, intensely fragrant, crisp and slightly tart apples that withstand long storage without refrigeration. There is also wide cultivation of plums.

I do hope that you can go to Mt Pelion one day. My brother-in-law has a home in Thessalonica so I plan to go there soon. Have a wonderful day

~StarCounsell~

CHIRON’S HOME MT PELION: SOME INFORMATION © Copyright to Hilary Bond PhD. All Rights Reserved.

CHIRON’S HOME MT PELION: SOME INFORMATION © Copyright to Hilary Bond PhD. All Rights Reserved.

CHIRON’S HOME MT PELION: SOME INFORMATION © Copyright to Hilary Bond PhD. All Rights Reserved.

INTRODUCTION: THE MYTHS
Chiron’s home from when he was born was magical Mt Pelion. I still have not been there, so I did not realise that Chiron’s home is not a single peak, but a long mountain spanning for miles along a peninsula. Pelion is where he had his famed cave, which obviously went on for miles. I am working on an article to explain why it was so important that he went underground, apart from the symbolic reasons of cave being a lunar abode.
According to mythology, when the giants Otus and Ephialtes, attempted to storm Olympus, they piled Mount Pelion upon Mount Ossa. The Aloadae were twin giants who attempted to storm the home of the gods by piling three Greek mountains: Olympos, Ossa and Pelion, one on top of the other. Ares (Mars) tried to stop them but was defeated and imprisoned for thirteen months in a bronze urn, until he was rescued by Hermes (mercury.) Artemis (the Moon) later brought about their destruction when she raced between them in the form of a deer. They both took aim with their spears, but missed and instead struck each other dead.
The Aloadai giants were portrayed in classical art as a pair of youthful hunters with caps and hunting spears. Their name, Aloadai, was derived from the Greek verb aloaô, meaning “to crush” or “thresh.” Individually they were named “nightmare” and “doom” or else “horned-owl” (Greek ôtos). Many of the other giants were also associated with birds, including Porphyrion the purple-coot and Alkyoneus the kingfisher. Their parents were Iphimedeia and the angry sea god Poseidon.
Pseudo-Apollodorus, a Greek mythographer writing in the 2nd centuryA.D., in Bibliotheca 1. 53:suggests: “Aloeus married Triops’ daughter Iphimedeia, who, however, was in love with Poseidon. She would go down to the sea, gather the waves in her hands, and pour the water on her vagina. Poseidon mated with her and fathered two sons, Otos and Ephialtes, who were known as Aloadai (Aloadae). Each year these lads grew two feet in width and six feet in length. When they were nine years old and measured eighteen feet across by fifty four feet tall, they decided to fight the gods. So they set Mount Ossa on top of Mount Olympos, and then placed Mount Pelion on top of Ossa, threatening by means of these mountains to climb up to the sky; and they also said that they would dam up the sea with mountains and make it dry, and make the dry land a sea.”
Homer,writing in the Odyssey in the 8th century before Chist states that luckily for Greece,“ lovely-haired Leto’s son Apollon [the Sun] destroyed them both before the first down could show underneath their brows and overspread and adorn their cheeks.”
Thessaly is a traditional geographical region and an administrative region of Greece, comprising most of the ancient region of the same name. Before the Greek Dark Ages, Thessaly was known as Aeolia, and appears thus in Homer’s Odyssey. In Homer’s epic, the Odyssey, Odysseus visits the kingdom of Aeolus, and this is the old name for Thessaly. The Plain of Thessaly, which lies between Mount Oeta/Othrys and Mount Olympus, is the site of the battle between the Titans and the Olympians. Jason and the Argonauts launched their search for the Golden Fleece from the Magnesia Peninsula.
THE GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY OF PELION
Pelion is a mountain at the south-eastern part of Thessaly in central Greece, forming a hook-like peninsula between the Pagasetic Gulf and the Aegean Sea. Its highest summit, Pourianos Stavros, is 1,624 meters or 5,354 feetIts panorama offers a views of the valley, the mountains of western Magnesia, Mount Olympus, the plain of Thessaly and its nearby mountains, Mavrovouni, Euboea, Central Greece and the northern Sporades islands.
Due to the fact that the mountain runs all along the peninsula, the term Pelion is also used for the peninsula itself. The north to south axis has a length of approximately 45 Kilometers while the west to east axis ranges between 25 and 10 kilometers. The main bulk of Mt Pelion is in the north. Both the eastern and the western slopes are quite steep and as the highest peak is at an altitude of 1624 meters (5354 feet) Pelion looks as if it is a great natural fortress rising straight to the sky. Toward the south the peaks lose height and the slopes become gentler. The awesome gorges, deep ravines and hidden valleys of the north give place to rolling hills and fairly low land that will soon start rising to a respectable yet not forbidding height as the traveller reaches the tip of the peninsula. The gateway to Pelion is the fair city of Volos lying at the foot of north-west Pelion. It is the capital of Magnesia and the third most important port in Greece. Volos is 215 kilometers from Thessaloniki in the north, and 320 from Athens in the south.
Thessaly is a traditional geographical region and an administrative region of Greece, comprising most of the ancient region of the same name. Before the Greek Dark Ages, Thessaly was known as Aeolia, and appears thus in Homer’s Odyssey. In Homer’s epic, the Odyssey, Odysseus visits the kingdom of Aeolus, and this is the old name for Thessaly. The Plain of Thessaly, which lies between Mount Oeta/Othrys and Mount Olympus, is the site of the battle between the Titans and the Olympians. In tourist accounts I have read legend says that Jason and the Argonauts launched their search for the Golden Fleece from the Magnesia Peninsula.
Thessaly was home to an extensive Neolithic culture around 2500 BC. Mycenaean settlements have also been discovered, for example at the sites of Iolcos, Dimini and Sesklo (near Volos). In Archaic Greek and Classical times, the lowlands of Thessaly became the home of baronial families, such as the Aleuadae of Larissa. In the 4th century BC Jason of Pherae transformed the region into a significant military power, recalling the glory of Early Archaic times. Shortly after Philip II of Macedon, the father of Alexander the Great, was appointed Archon of Thessaly, and Thessaly was thereafter associated with the Macedonian Kingdom for the next centuries.
THE ABUNDANCE OF MT PELION
Mt Pelion is thickly forested, both deciduous and perennial forests, mainly of beech, oak, maple and chestnut trees, with plane tree groves surrounding places with water. Pelion is considered one of the most beautiful mountains in Greece and is a popular tourist attraction throughout the year: hiking trails and stone paths give access to springs, coves and numerous beaches, sandy or pebbly, set among lusciously green slopes. Pelion is an amply watered mountain, with an abundance of springs, gorges, streams and rivulets.
Pelian cuisine specializes in charcuterie, its most famed dish being spentzofáï, a hearty stew made of sliced pork sausage that is first cooked on its own, then stewed with green and red peppers, mild or hot as the case may be, and shallots or small onions; eggplant or tomatoes are added when seasonally available. Pelion is also renowned for its orchard fruit, with pride of place going to the firíki, an originally Egyptian apple varietal of very small, oval-shaped, intensely fragrant, crisp and slightly tart apples that withstand long storage without refrigeration. There is also wide cultivation of plums.
I do hope that you can go to Mt Pelion one day. My brother-in-law has a home in Thessalonica so I plan to go there soon. Have a wonderful day
~StarCounsell~

CHIRON : ARCHETYPE OF TRANSFORMATION AND THE MAGICAL QUEST IN THE SIGNS ©Copyright to Hilary Bond PhD. All rights reserved.

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CHIRON : ARCHETYPE OF TRANSFORMATION AND THE MAGICAL QUEST IN THE SIGNS ©Copyright to Hilary Bond PhD. All rights reserved.

 

CHIRON: SPIRIT GUIDE

 

Hello Chiron, kind and wise Centaur Chiron.

I love the intelligence Chiron was intelligent, and , compassion I gain from you

when I meditate on your wise teachings.

You teach me to be my own  healer and  oracle.

You sacrificed your  life to allow humans to obtain the use of our inner solar plexus fire.

We learn through you to use  fire and smoke  to cleanse dense energies.

Thankyou for teaching us the Fire ceremony to offer healing to a community,

The land and our Mother the Earth.

Our intentions to clean our darkness bring  deep healing for us,  

And for Mother Earth Herself.

I am so grateful, wise Chiron.

 

INTRODUCTION

CHIRON was born as a Centaur: half man and half-horse. His father (Cronos) Saturn, King of the Titans, in the Golden Age, was wooing the water nymph Philyra, whilst he was away from his wife Rhea, the Earth. Philyra turned into a horse to escape Saturn, but Saturn then turned into a stallion and caught her. I will explain this horse archetype in a later article. Philyra, daughter of the great Titan Oceanus, ruler of all the world’s oceans, escaped Saturn by leaving her Black Sea paradise, where she lived on an island. She moved to the safety of the heights of the great long peninsular of Mt Pelion in ancient Thessaly, Central Greece.  After the Centaur Chiron was born in his half-man, half-horse form Philyra turned into a Linden tree.  No one saw Saturn again.  The Sun and his sister Moon then raised Chiron and taught him all they knew on the herbed slopes and forested hillsides of Mt Pelion in Northern Greece. They taught him hunting, astronomy, bush skills, astrology, to be an oracle, the healing arts, herbal arts, the martial arts, reasoning, mathematics and how to be a wise being, who could influence others through impeccable teaching and mediation. Chiron in turn fostered, raised  and mentored (with great compassion) many heroines and heroes; all the daughters and sons of kings.

Chiron ‘s lower body from the solar plexus was horse although his legs were the legs of a man. This fulcrum is  our  solar plexus; a place where we find our own power; where we have the ability to individuate, be proactive; where we can transform when we need , where we accomplish tasks effortlessly and where the fire within us burns (Anodea Judith, Western Mind Western Body, 2004.) .

According to Liz Greene, Chiron does not rule a sign. I agree. In psychological terms Chiron is a maverick; a big asteroid, like an alien or outsider who wandered into our solar sytem and got caught by the gravitational pull of the Sun. Again, I will write about this astronomical issue in a later article. Consequently,  if Chiron is strong in us: Chiron in aspect to Sun, Moon, Ascendant or Midheaven, or in aspect to our Sun’s ruler or Ascendant ruler,  we can be a maverick type or outsider by nature. Archetypal Chiron is by nature a bit indigestible, a wild bit of life like Plato’s 5% chaos theory. Chiron’s injury at the end of his life is accidental. As Barbara Hand Clow states in Catastrophobia (2000), “ When he died he absorbed the poison of the horror [of his time and circumstances.]” Some myths say that he was accidently poisoned  in his foot and some later myths maintain the arrow pierced  his knee, so what is important is that he could no longer stand up for himself; make a stand firmly and move out into life confidentially. His animal side was poisoned: his instincts. His base or root chakra was shot to use a pun.  Hercules pleaded with Zeus – Jupiter (Chiron’s brother) to intercede. Zeus suggested that Chiron swap places with Prometheus, the old Titan (Chiron’s maternal great-uncle.) Prometheus had been chained to a rock in the Caucusus Mountains near the Black Sea (Philyra’s beautiful country .) Prometheus was chained permanently there with an eagle pecking out his liver daily, so by extrapolation, we know that the poison had penetrated Chiron’s  liver. (I grew up on a big sheep property in Northern Australia and I know what happens when people constantly use poisons: their liver is destroyed and they die very quickly.) A sick liver reflects  the third chakra  and the element is fire, so just as Prometheus gave fire (or power) to mankind, Chiron then became  devoid of power and ego.  Jupiter (the God of the scaral chakra) transforms Chiron into a pristine stellar constellation for all time, so Chiron’s pleasures, right to movement, right to feel, right to have sweetness in life, right to fun rather than apathy, and right to conscious Light rather than darkness all spring into action again. This is just how we can be if we embrace Chiron’s position in our chart with good Grace. Whoopee! 

 In astrology both Neptunian and Scorpionic people have an ability to  transform  painful poisons into a higher consciousness based on universal love. It is an shamanic healing technique and we see Chiron returning in his transformed spiritual form after Zeus (Jupiter) transmutes him into the constellation Centaurus, to calm Thetis the Oceanic mother of Achilles, when her beloved son dies at Troy. Yet, before we are evolved and accept our sensitivities or  weaknesses, the child in us may say, “This isn’t fair !”  We may  try psychotherapy, macrobiotics, acupuncture, astrologising, Tai Chi, meditation, chants, but with time we gain a more tolerant, compassionate and broader grasp of life around the aspects, houses and signs our Chiron is in. We cannot reason them away, so we learn to accept our reality on Earth with Grace. Our sensitivities and painful areas are often the very reason why we pursued a certain soul path, not an ego path of fame and glory, but a path of compassion for ourselves and others and this path turns out to be just right for us.

LITERATURE REVIEW

I love Barbara Hand Clow’s approach to Chiron: Rainbow Bridge between the Inner and outer planets (1993.) As somebody (with her natal Chiron conjunct her Ascendant  and her north Node, inconjunct her Mercury;  sextile her Moon, opposite her Sun and trine her MC and Uranus) I would expect her to know what she is talking about as she lives Chiron and she is a shamanic practitioner- teacher-astrologer-visionary and a liver of sustainability in practice.  As a visionary and shamanic practitioner myself I take my hat off to this extraordinary woman. Barbara sees him as a transformative agent in our being, one archetype who can clear the most difficult and intense forces in our lives.  Barbara’s Liquid Light of Sex is also worth buying. Yes, I have it because it so accurately describes the Chiron return at age 50 as part of the Saturn Return and Uranus opposition.

There is no mention of Melanie Reinhart’s birthday. Her book Chiron and the Healing Journey (1989) is a pleasure to read. It is very well written and explores Chiron’s myths, his discovery chart   in 1977 and although there is an emphasis on woundedness there is also an emphasis on the “Healing journey” and individualisation.  I have had her book for years and would recommend it.

Delightful Zane Stein: horror of horrors; I haven’t read his book even though he is  a Facebook friend. He is a real friend and always ready for a chat. He has recently moved to Australia and his book  is a valuable acquisition. Essensce and Application: A view from Chiron is his groundbreaking book. He has an internet site on Chiron and has his Chiron conjunct his MC, so he loves and lives Chiron too. 

I read Richard Nolle’s Chiron: A New Planet in Your horoscope years ago and someone borrowed it. You know the story. However, if grandfather died and left me his vineyard I would reinstate Richard Nolle’s handy Chiron exploration on my astrological bookshelf above my desk. If you have a favourite planet or are a professional counselling astrologer and astrological teacher,  as I am, it is good to have a thorough library.

Liz Greene has written ( 1999, Wounding and The Will to Live, Issue 3. Pp. 12- 19) in the 1999 Apollon journal, which is fantastic and she has written about him extensively in some of her books. In The Dark of the Soul: Psychopathology in the horoscope (2003 ); Barriers and Boundaries: The Horoscope and Defences of the Personality (2002) and The Inner Planets: Building Blocks of Personal Reality (1993) she writes about Chiron’s influence extensively. I guess her Scorpio ascendant influences her world view profoundly  because she paints Chiron  in dark colours in her first two mentioned books. They are not jolly books one would have with you when you go out for a picnic in the countryside on a sunny day. I have been to Liz Greene’s Lectures in London and have done her two year Diploma of Psychological Astrology in Australia with one of her graduates and I like her well grounded  and educated  approach to psychological and developmental astrology. Liz has Mars 17 Libra conjunct   Chiron 21 Libra, conjunct Jupiter 26 Libra conjunct  Venus 28 Libra all in her 11th house. Chiron is trine her Uranus conjunct North Node in the 7th and sextile Moon in Sagittarius in her first house,  and she is a Pluto woman with a critical Virgo Sun. So her work is transformational. All her work on Chiron is worth reading , because she knows her mythology back the front..

Astrologer, Bob Marks suggests that Chiron  is a possible indicator of where we have problems that may to keep recurring, in one form or another, throughout our lives. Amateur astrologers frequently upset people by telling them something like, “Oh, this is where you’re wounded and it will never go away!” It is important to remember that every indicator in the horoscope, including this one, has a positive (as well of a negative) side, and the first thing to remember when giving a reading is: Don’t make things worse by frightening  people ! Bob points out that Chiron’s placement is an indicator of where we may teach and help others or be a life coach. He believes that  Chiron problems can be dealt with and solved eventually. So do I . Bob also maintains that Chiron’s placement may reveal where we can do things better for others than we can for ourselves. Others say .Chiron in our chart can pinpoint  where we can have an affinity for teaching, but, ironically, that is where we can teach others how to do things better than we can do them ourselves.

 I suppose I’m wary of this because we can’t all be teachers, just as we can’t all be “wounded healers.” “The “wounded healer” epithet does not fill me with joy. So hopefully my Chiron articles open up a new, realistic  and refreshing view of dear Chiron who I hold near my heart.

 

DISCOVERING YOUR TOTEMS FOR YOUR CHIRON SIGNS

Much of this information is in my PhD, which is available on the Internet (all 380 pages) but some I take from “Discovering Your Animal Totems” by Starstuffs.” The word “Animal” is derived from the Latin Animalis which the root is “Anima” the soul or breath of life. The English word “totem” was first known and used around 1776 and originally come from the Anishinaabe word odoodeman or the Ojibwe oto·te·man, which means “consanguine kin” or a “kinship group of familial relationships”. In Australia we call these kinship groups “skins”. Mine is Kamaringi. Countries such as Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and The Americas all had forms of animal totem connections and still continue to today. We call the “Dreamings in Australia. Whatever terminology is used for these animal partnerships, the totem represented the connection and relationship as a symbolic expression to the clan and individuals who adapt the animal energy for spiritual guidance and insight. Regardless of culture, the variety of animal totem terminologies around the world, reflect our sacred kinship with animals which pervades linguistics.

 

 

Animals emanate the breath of our lives by showing us certain qualities and behaviours that we should emulate somewhere in our daily lives. Our kinship with them teaches many things such as patience, endurance and the balance of our male/female aspect or sometimes called yin/yang energy or polarities. Subsequently, Carl Jung’s concept of male-female in the “collective unconscious” concept deals with our animus and anima. Is it through the archetypal energy that we are able to communicate with this collective unconscious a gateway to our true selves? Animal wisdom shows these truths if we are willing to learn and understand their language. You can stand and watch and tune in to any animal, bird, tree, and flower or star intuitively and learn from them.  As humans we can learn and remember our connection to animals and the knowledge that links us with them. Nature is an amazing teacher that breathes new life into our spirit. In the Indigenous world we are all connected.

We each come into this world accompanied by an animal spirit – a significant indicator of our personal power that walks with us on our soul journey through space and time. These Spirit Guides are very personal totems since they strongly reflect our inner spiritual nature. These Life Totems are animal spirits that are with you your entire life. They are your essence, your character, and reflect your innate core traits. This relationship remains the same throughout your life. They are your closest personal guides to help discover the truth of who you are. They are always with you. In the Aboriginal world we have a maternal and paternal spirit guide. My mother and Nana had the same one as mine. My daughter and son have the same one.

One could have several of these Life Totems since they guide us along our path and give us courage and strength in our journey. They may appear to you at separate times throughout your life or perhaps alternating in appearances, all to teach us lessons we need to learn. This could be viewed as a hierarchy of animal totems: from everyday spirit helpers/reminders to “mother-father” type figures in the spirit realm, who guide, watch over and train us throughout our lives.

Animal Spirit Guides are a subset of the spirit totem which are animals, birds, stars, rocks or trees that are with you for a long or short duration depending what is going on in your life. This relationship can last days or years depending on the lessons it is trying to teach. They guide you to expand and incorporate knowledge into your core traits by building up spiritual character and awareness. They may teach through the emotional facets that we need to encounter whether it be fear, anger, insecurity or confidence, strength and patience. They teach another facet of our ultimate truth. These animals may frequently come to you in dreams and meditation and impart valuable lessons and spiritual tools. The length of time they are around depends on how well you learn and incorporate the knowledge into your life.

 THE SIGNS CHIRON ARE IN MIGHT  SHOW THESE TENDENCIES :

  CHIRON IN ARIES: Aries is the sign of selfhood and with Chiron here the sense of self may be weakened. Melanie Reinhart in Chiron and the Healing Journey says that sometimes the person feels as if they don’t exist and have to take their sense of identity from others.  With Sun in Chiron it might be your father or a guru, but let’s hope not. I feel that it is also a place where we are given a great number of skills to maximise our individuality if we can accept discipline. This is a difficult placement because Chiron is an alien and does not follow our sense of cosmic order. Aries is the baby of astrological constellations. Aries need attention and needs to be special. “Look at me,” Aries shouts. Attention; personal attention immediate attention is the ultimate sense to an Aries person, especially Venus in Aries conjunct Chiron. Venus in Aries wants immediate pleasure; immediate love and Chiron replies “life is not fair.” Whoa! What a problem.  Although Chiron’s quest is for “understanding”, this really does not help when one is rejected in love or personally. This is especially so when one is already facing a cold, wet-blanket natal Saturn quincunx or square to your Mars.  Barbara Hand Clow suggests Chiron in Aries people who are mighty, courageous warriors and have a burning need to know who they are and why they are here, which I find parallels Mars in the ninth house. Here we need to look at the placement of Mars, the ruler of Aries in the chart and the house and aspects of the Chiron placement.  Although bison traditionally is a Taurean animal here Bison, especially White Calf Buffalo Woman bridges the Rainbow Bridge and is fitting to bring a sense of Identity to Chiron in Aries. Bison gives abundance on all levels and, incorporates our own efforts to embrace and hold life, so burdens and rewards are carried. Bison keeps us well-grounded and strengthened in our self of self. We then follow the easiest path, and don’t use force in areas of life, flow with it. Bison teaches creativity, courage, sacred knowledge, sharing with a sense of community, survival strategies, teaches how to challenge with forthrightness and grace. A time to honour your path and ask for assistance from Spirit. Buffalo teaches abundance and strength of character along with harmony and expression of gratitude and honour for all creatures. Do you have gratitude?

 

 CHIRON IN TAURUS: Taurus is the sign of money and resources and it shows our ability to possess things. It also shows what we instinctively value, including ourselves. This is the sign that gives us our gut level sense of self-worth. Chiron here can give us a miser’s urge to hold on to every penny while denying ourselves any of life’s pleasures, or a rejection of “those low, materialistic values” and, consequently, a life of poverty. And guess what? Deep down inside, both are the same. They both deny themselves pleasure and enjoyment because they don’t value themselves. Of course, as always with Chiron, there is the ability to give good advice to everyone else concerning their material needs and sense of self-worth. People with Chiron in Taurus have to learn how to enjoy the basic physical pleasures of life. They won’t be able to do this, however, until they deal with their damaged sense of self-worth and then the never ending quest to know what is right; what is wrong and what is. permanent and nailed to the floor or what can be stolen from me no longer matters. Barbara Hand Clow (can you tell I like her) values her clients who have Chiron in Taurus and she communicates wisely that, “It is important to acknowledge and reinforce the wonderful gifts they are giving to culture.” She dubs them the “great preservers of values “(p. 86). Taurus is the sign of the throat. Canary can help to avail yourself of new experiences which are presenting themselves emphasizing the stimulation of sound: vocally and musically as well as within the spiritual realm. Canary can show you how to sing into your own to bring more light and joy into daily activities. Canary helps you recognize your own voice and teaches creative expression. She can show you the strength and power of your words and the delicate balance that may be needed. She reiterates heightened psychic awareness and sensitivity to the worlds around you. Is it time to integrate something new and refreshing into your life? Let Canary guide you into a more joy filled period in life. It is time to sing your own song.

 

 CHIRON IN GEMINI: Gemini is communications. Those with Chiron here may talk compulsively, or, on the other hand, seldom speak. Both were, most likely, never listened to as children. The only difference is one keeps trying, while the other gave up. This sounds something like Chiron in the third house, and, of course, there are similarities. Remember though, that the sign position shows how something acts while the house position shows where in your life it will manifest. For Gemini Lynx reveals secrets of the hidden and the unseen, and has the ability to see lies and falsehoods. Lynx teaches inner workings of others, keen sight, and warns not to break confidences. Lynx gives strength to abandoned or neglected children. Lynx gives strong boundaries. People may become uncomfortable around you because of this so trust your intuition. Lynx teaches the ability to access secrets, mysteries and hidden aspects of yourself. Lynx teaches awareness and insights of thoughts, totem images, dreams and visions. Lynx also teaches to be take care in breaking confidences and the trusts of others, there must be a balance with this conscious knowing. Are keeping quiet when you need to express?  All of this will help you be stronger and more confident in your communications Chiron in Gemini.

 CHIRON IN CANCER: The superficial interpretation would be that there were childhood troubles with the mother. Brilliant deduction. Hey, who didn’t have some childhood problems with both parents? No one is perfect. The real key here is how we dealt with it. The positive part of Chiron in Cancer is that you can be very nurturing. This is a very good position for therapists and caregivers of any sort. The negative side is that you find it difficult to nurture yourself or let others nurture you. Everybody has some degree of difficulty in growing up and severing that psychological umbilical cord with mama. Chiron in Cancer people tend to take a longer time than most to do the job. Once you do this, though, and learn to accept as well as give nurturing, you should be fine. Bear traditionally belongs to the Great Mother Cancer as Artemis, the Moon. Our subconscious mind, strength, grounding, inner energy of soul to find answers, judgments, are you too critical or not critical enough, inner power to taste the honey of life. Bear teaches caution, quiet of the mind and silence within. There is great power in introspection which awakens insights and opportunities. Bears teaches leadership, natural healing abilities and defending when necessary. Are you eating a balanced diet? Utilizing your intuition? Duck is a major spirit guide for Cancer too.

CHIRON IN LEO: Chiron in Leo people have the ability to help others with their creativity. They could make good art teachers or art therapists. On the negative side, it could be an indicator that, as children, their creativity was either stifled or over stimulated. Some were blocked or ridiculed, (“Are you kidding? You’ll never be a professional baseball player, or musician, or artist”) while others were pushed by ambitious parents who liked to live through the child. Children may react by either trying extra hard to please Mommy and Daddy (even if they don’t like their particular creative field) or they will shut down and stifle their own creative urge. The treatment for these Chiron problems is to get in touch with your own inner creative child again and relearn how to create for fun. Mountain Lion brings assertion of growth, ability to take charge, be strong, come unto your own power, defending yourself when needed. Mountain Lion teaches how to leap into opportunities, helps balance when to be gentle and when to assert your energy more forcefully. Cougar teaches strength and grace, responsibilities and balanced leadership. Are you taking on enough responsibilities? Are you empowering your life the best way you can? Cougar will assist in these lessons and give you grounded strength.

 

 CHIRON IN VIRGO: Virgo in our horoscope shows where we can best deal with details, and how we deal with matters of health and general well- being. Chiron placed here can produce a person who is excessively critical, obsessed with insignificant details, and cleanliness. Conversely, they may simply give up the struggle and be absolutely horrible when it comes to organizing, doing a decent job, or keeping clean. Hypochondria is also a possibility, but you could also get a person who neglects their own health while giving excellent advise about it to everyone else. Perhaps there was excessive criticism in their childhood. To lighten up here Bluebird is about your happiness within and without. He signifies a contentment and fulfilment that is happening or is about to happen. Bluebird shows how to find those joyful gems in everyday life with an appreciation anew. He teaches a balance of work and play and reminds us to reinstate the fun back into life. Listen to the song of Bluebird in order to sing your own of joy with an awakened confidence and internal peace. It is time to look for chances to touch joy in your life. Dance and sing with every step, Bluebird will show you the way. Meditate   about or journey to meet Bluebird Chiron in Virgo.

 CHIRON IN LIBRA: Relationships are affected by this placement. Libra shows the place in our life where we need (and usually want) to cooperate. With Chiron placed here, one possibility is that we could shun any cooperation and isolate ourselves (shades of the opposite sign, Aries). Another possibility is a partner who manages to open up our old psychological wounds (or causes some new ones). Conversely, the person with this placement could be the one to open other people’s old wounds. Lots of times, Chiron in Libra people will desperately want a partner, but once they get one, they will drive them away. Deer will teach the power of gentleness, love, alertness, camouflage, balance and alertness, attention to subtler outside influences, ability to listen, attention, shows how to walk gracefully and carefully, connections to children and people for best interests of all, vision, hearing, smell, helps discern what actions to be done. Teaches empathy for others, soft direction and leadership abilities. Are you awakening to your own innocence? Are you listening to your inner child? Deer walks softly and gracefully. Are you ready for new opportunities that will reflect this gentle love to others?

 CHIRON IN SCORPIO: The issue here is power. Those with Chiron in Scorpio may fear their own power and try to suppress it. Conversely, they may feel powerless and try to cover this up by acting strong (even to the point of being a bully). Sex is only one way this may work out, and yes, having compulsive sex is one possibility. Another is an avoidance of sex because it’s too “dangerous” (they may try to dominate me). This would be a perfect placement for a sex therapist who can help everyone else with their sexual problems but cannot help themselves. Inheritance matters may also be a sore point. Problems and upsets would tend to come with it. Buzzard or Vulture teaches the power of purification of the mind, body and spirit to balance any lower Scorpionic imbalances. Vulture aids accomplishing tasks through great patience and vision, using your sense of smell and discernment, and how to glide and soar with your own energy. He teaches efficiency in actions and promises that changes are imminent. He shows how to restore harmony of thoughts and feelings so one can reach new heights with little effort. Buzzards will aid in uncovering truths, clarifying previous conceptions, and allow to see and hear subtle hidden qualities using intuition and awareness. Buzzard can teach confidence and the ability to stand with dignity and soar with clarity and purpose. He shows how to seek a new and heightened vision while increasing sensitivity. It is time to soar above your perceived limitations. Are you currently undergoing an internal death and rebirth cycle? Are you ready to assert your actions from your ideas? Buzzard will aid in transforming knowledge to bring the unconscious to conscious and teach how to soar above it and bring the transformation you are needing at this time. Are you ready for these lessons of awakening?

 

 CHIRON IN SAGITTARIUS: Sagittarius has to do with our ability to get the “big picture” and our ability to judge. The negative side of the sign is that it may show where we do not listen to anyone else because we already “understand” it all. For instance, if Chiron is in Sagittarius in the 2nd house (money) we may not listen to financial advice from others. We would be too busy giving our own. Always double-check any advice given to you by someone with Chiron in Sagittarius, especially if they claim to be an expert on the subject. Those with this Chiron placement who seem to be more modest and don’t try to push their views on you are more likely to be the ones who give good advice. Dog or wolves are traditionally the partners of outdoorsy Sagittarians. It is only hurt pride that makes Chiron in Sagittarius lecture. Dogs and wolves give protection, companionship, faithfulness, and warnings. Dog is a symbol of friendship and the unconditional ability to love and accept. They exhibit loyalty and are fierce protectors when needed. Examine the type of dog and what it says about you. What behaviours do you have or would like to have of the dog? Are you showing compassion for others? Are you a good companion and protector balanced with playfulness and joy? Are you serving humanity in the best way you can? Dog can teach you strength in the above qualities.

 

 CHIRON IN CAPRICORN: Capricorn has to do with our ability to control and organize. Chiron here can make you over organized and compulsively controlling or not well organised and the queen or king of clutter. As always, Chiron seems to do best when aimed outward, toward others. This is a good placement for an efficiency expert, or for someone whose career involves helping others organize things. Fun is a big issue here. The otter as a totem is good to aspire to as the otter is light-hearted and fun. Otter people are sociable, talkative and independent. They are creative and unconventional, inventive, soothing and very perceptive. We can see here how Chiron tries to bridge Uranian and Saturnian qualities and brings in light-hearted Otter. Otter does need playtime and time to bring out their inner child. They need to share their laughter.

 CHIRON IN AQUARIUS: This can be a sort of Svengali placement. You may have a genius for helping other people express their genius. Aquarius, being an air sign, rules ideas. Its specialty is new, far-out, revolutionary, shocking, and bizarre ideas, the ones that society hasn’t caught up with yet. As always with Chiron, someone with this placement may be devoted totally to radical, new systems of thought, or reject them entirely. In both cases, they may not even consider other points of view. The solution lies in remembering that Chiron serves as a bridge between Saturn (everything old and conservative) and Uranus (out with the old, in with the new). Don’t stick blindly with the old, but don’t throw it out before you think about it first. Look for a way to blend the old with the new and you will make a start to dealing with your Chiron in Aquarius. Condor seems the ideal spiritual companion for those who meditate with a bird spirit guide.  Teaches how to accomplish tasks through patience, vision and riding the thermals of life to maximize your energy powerfully and efficiently, teaches lessons that change are imminent. Condor will help with any changes. Are you taking yourself too seriously? Are you allowing and going with the flow. Changes happen, it’s up to us and the lessons of Condor to help adapt.

 

 CHIRON IN PISCES: If you have this placement, make an extra effort to get rid of your unearned guilt. And please don’t wander the world looking for people to “save,” at least not until you have saved yourself first. Be careful of a tendency to play the “victim”. You do have the ability, however, to help everyone else by being more imaginative and creative. Being artistic and going out and learning stained glass or pottery or creative writing could be an excellent antidote for dealing with the negative side of this placement. Pisces has higher levels than the victim -martyr rubbish. Begin to train under qualified people in hypnotherapy, shamanic practitioner training or even courses in psychotherapy. Barbara Hand Clow talks of the sensitivities of Chiron in Pisces and Chiron aspecting Neptune or being in the 12th. This goes for Moon or South Node in the 12th too.) Neptune forms etheric material, but for those who are psychic or intuitive, we can “see” the sticky whispy Neptunian net like interferences that come from taking “psychedelic” drugs, ghosts, negative entities and astral invasion by others.  Learn to clear these energies and manifest higher energies. With Chirotic focus you can do this. Shamanic practitioners do it via extractions. Self-discipline is needed here and boundaries. Boundaries are to protect yourself from invasion, but also to make you aware of not invading the boundaries of others.   

Your soul needs strengthening Chiron in Pisces. The ideal symbol for Chiron in Pisces is blackbird that awakens the mind with awareness as changes of perceptions are unfolding. He stirs psychic abilities and brings to consciousness latent healing gifts and creativity. Blackbird shows how to move with determination, focus and tenacity and how to use your power to its fullest potential. At this time there is a magic of the unseen worlds coming forth that is paired with the balance of grounding within the earth as you walk your path. Blackbird will guide in this new awakening. Blackbird teaches use of intuition that will aid in understanding Mother Nature and the connection to all things. Are you listening carefully to the scene and unseen worlds? Are you grounding and balancing your energy appropriately? Blackbird will teach much and bring new surprises when you least expect it. Pay attention and listen carefully.

CONCLUSION

I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief summary of Chiron through the signs and their totemic (animal guide) antidotes. After all Chiron was half-animal and we need animal wisdom if we are getting too big for our boots.

Have a great day from

~StarCounsell~

SATURN, MARS & NEPTUNE; DEFINING BOUNDARIES © Copyright to Hilary Bond PhD. All rights reserved.

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SATURN, MARS & NEPTUNE; DEFINING BOUNDARIES © Copyright to Hilary Bond PhD. All rights reserved.

 

THE GRIFFIN: THE SYMBOL OF BOUNDARIES

Like St Peter and Charon, the Griffon in its titanic shape

 Stands at the boundary between worlds.

 The powerful guardian allows or does not allow through the seekers of

 Initiation and spiritual enlightenment.

 The wisdom-filled Doorkeeper

 Guards us from the dark sides of ourselves

 Until we gain the strength, and knowledge 

 To bring the our dark undisciplined side into submission.

 Guard and guide me, O great griffon!

The Griffin with its leonine body, eagle head

 and serpent tail, protects sacred knowledge, sacred places, hidden treasures and gold mines. 

Forget the past, live in the now, be humble, and do not question those Elders you know to have great

knowledge and follow your highest solar path oh seeker on your quest.

Your initiation time will come if you learn

Appropriate spiritual protocols on your scared path.

Griffin, great guardian of sacred arcane libraries, it is said that you will refuse entrance

If the seekers are fearful, greedy, or have no self-confidence.

Great Griffin, symbol of all boundaries, please strengthens my damaged inner child; curl your giant

wings around me at night   and protect my power  by the use of fierce boundaries.

Griffin warns: “Do not invoke me!

If I come to you in a dream, mediation or shamanic journey listen to me, if not beware for  I am  strongly aligned with the fire god, Apollo.  I am  a possessor of fiery forces

And not to be trifled with.

Respect me and all boundaries! “

So here we stand on the boundary and do not ignore either darkness or light.

 

INTRODUCTION: WHAT ARE BOUNDARIES?

Personal boundaries are the spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental limits (Saturn) that define you as separate from another person and make you an independent individual (Mars) with your own clear, ethical  rights to space and your own beliefs and human rights. A person with healthy boundaries accepts that we are all separate (Saturn) individuals (Mars) with your own emotions, needs, attitudes and values, and that your husband, wife, child and others are all separate individuals in their own right with their own emotions, needs, attitudes and values. No one, especially your family (Moon), employers, school peers or work mates, has the right to control you, nor do you have the right to control another.  Controlling others is called harassment or bullying. People with healthy boundaries have a self-disciplined, respect for other people’s feelings and beliefs, space and privacy even if they are different from their own.

BOUNDARIES, ETHICS, HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE LAW

Boundaries are a set of rules for our limits of what behaviours and communications we allow from other people. These limits are our own set of rules, where we communicate our personal needs to other people. We can say ‘NO’ (Libra-Aries axis) or be silent (in emails) in response to other people’s need to force themselves on us, invade our space, and take our knowledge and time. This is especially so for Indigenous people, where pharmaceutical companies seek our ancient knowledge; mining companies want our land which is inevitably on scared places, and New Age people often want sacred Indigenous knowledge free. Rather than go through 40-50 years of careful, initiations to gain this knowledge many New Age people not only expect this sacred knowledge immediately and freely.  This knowledge in Australia has been built up for 40,000 years and often New Age people want it for nothing to write about on their Internet Websites. This is a huge boundary issue and it is a violation, not only of Indigenous Law, but of International Human Rights. I have taught subjects on “Australian Indigenous Art protocols and Ethics” to first year university international art students to make them aware of the legalities of working with Indigenous people.  I have also taught subjects on Secret Indigenous Knowledge and Indigenous Knowledges in an Indigenous Studies Degree so people will also be aware of legal boundaries. I have also taught subjects at university on Human Rights and Ethics in a Human Welfare Degree. It is not only ethical, but it is a human right to have safe boundaries and a human right to guard your hard earned knowledge and not have people take it or distort it. “Cultures differ in the amount of prestige they give to older adults or knowledge holders. In Indigenous cultures, older adults are treated with special respect because of their wisdom and extensive life experiences.” (Santrock, 2002, A Topical Approach to Life Span Development. p. 511.) Therefore, boundaries between those who have been raised to respect and know the rules of Indigenous and collective cultures and those who have been raised in “Individualistic” cultures such as the USA and the UK will be very different.

If you do a counselling degree or diploma you will have to do a subject on boundaries and co-dependency, which includes the victim, martyr, bully (perpetrator) triangle. In Australia our university students who learn “Education” to become professional teachers   are having to study counselling or social work. This means they have to regularly; at least once a month, have to see a professional qualified counsellor for supervision and debriefing. In Australia those of us who are counsellors have to have monthly supervision to check their professional ethics. These ethics include healthy boundaries.  

BOUNDARIES ON WEBSITES

Setting our limits early in any relationship and that includes our website can help us define our times of business communication, and hope that people from other countries can respect our culture, beliefs and values.   If certain keen fans, people who need a guru, or those who have a challenging Jupiter keep persisting in invading our need for space, asking Archangel Michael (Mars) for help can help us protect ourselves, spiritually. Silence or a healthy, angry, “I do not reply to emails from 5pm Friday to 9 am Monday” might make people respect our need for space.  On a website one can vet the comments one does not want to answer and the website warns if they are spam.

On Facebook or other social networks people, who do not have healthy boundaries can be blocked and Facebook will be deleted from the social network if they persist in harassing too many people.  In this regard one of my close friends, who I will refer to as MaryAnn: a very experienced and highly qualified astrologer and shamanic practitioner told me,” I have had clients who thought because they paid once, for one of my astrology services, continued calling and writing to me. As if I was obliged to answer they each time. How rude! I have always been kind, but answered briefly, without letting myself absorb their problems or questions, and when the mails became too many, or too long, I did not respond any more. I don’t “owe” them my precious time and energy!”

 ASTROLOGICAL INDICATORS of BOUNDARY ISSUES

In regard to MaryAnn’s statement, I see Liz Greene, as the world’s foremost psychological astrologer, as being an authority on boundaries, from a psychological astrological view. Dr Greene has a PhD in psychology and has written three books looking at boundaries.

Her first story is about a boundaryless, martyr-type Mars person, one who will arouse anger and anger and aggression in people. She begins” One weekday night my doorbell rang just after midnight. I was getting ready for bed. …There on the doorstep was a chap who looked as though he had stepped out of Haight-Ashbury in 1966, complete with beads and lovelocks down his back and a sweet, “we are-all one” smile.  He said, ‘I’d like to have my chart done.’ I counted silently to ten and said with reasonable politeness:” As you obviously have my address it would be more courteous to write or phone for an appointment. I don’t do people’s charts at midnight.’ He replied, ‘But I really have the need for it now!’ He went on smiling and all the while I could feel myself getting angrier and angrier. It wasn’t just that he had no sense of another’s privacy, but he had such a deep unconscious aggression, of which it seemed he was oblivious. I said “Well that’s too bad because you are just going to have to survive without it. This is not a booth open for 24 hours a day open for your convenience. Go away and don’t ring my doorbell again.’ He said, with perfect ingenuousness, “Why are you getting so angry. Do you have some problem with anger?” I think I should have been given credit for not murdering him on the spot. I merely slammed the door in his face.  He saw himself as a flower child full of peace, love and humanitarian spirit, yet he expected the world to give him unconditional mothering at any time and if   it did not then  he could vent his rage by accusing them of being unevolved. He was utterly lacking in boundaries therefore blind to other’s reality.  And when reality impinged on him unpleasantly it was inevitably the other person’s fault. I can imagine him wandering through life, with that sweet smile leaving a trail of enraged people  and giving from time to time a poignant sigh at the state of aggressiveness of the world because its selfishness.’ (Inner Planets: Building Blocks of Personal Reality, pp. 195-197.)

Here, if this smiling person was genuine in his need for development, rather than seeing astrology as Tea-Leaf reading, it seems obvious to a qualified counsellor that he needed “Rational Emotive Therapy.” Some of his irrational beliefs which were obvious were: “1. People should live up to my expectations. 2. I must win. 3. I must get my own way. “(Geldard, 1998, Basic Personal Counselling, pp.120-121.)

One could also relate MaryAnn’s statement about emailers with no boundaries to Liz Greene’s assertion about Mars and healthy boundaries. She reveals: “…A healthy Mars which signifies healthy assertion is the basis for achieving independence and breaking away from  those who would dominate or overprotect us. Healthy aggression serves as a protection against predatory attack. Where Moon and Neptune represent the need to merge with others, Mars gives us the courage to separate and have a sense of independent autonomy.” (The Inner Planets: Building Blocks of Personal Reality.pp. 226-228.)

Moon-Neptune or Sun-Neptune or 12th house placements and aspects in a chart may be indicators relating to attachment. An attachment in psychology indicates a normal intimate and enduring emotional attachment between infant and caregiver (Hoffnung et al, Life Span Development Psychology. p. 42, 162.) Attachment theory provides an explanation of how the parent-child relationship emerges and influences subsequent development. The basis for the learning of attachments is the provision of food.  An infant will initially form an attachment to whoever feeds it. So when we look at boundaries and the person who needs a guru or a person who invades other’s space and privacy we are looking at a continued “need for food.” The food may be knowledge, power over others; a need to be taken seriously or desperation for friendship or love.

 Children who have been neglected or treated with cold distain can be seen with challenging Moon-Uranus, and Moon-Saturn aspects in their charts. Children who have been emotionally manipulated can be seen with challenging Moon-Pluto aspects in their chart. What does this mean to people without education in psychology or counselling? It means that these people don’t know how to act or behave around other adults when they mature. In general these people will replicate the way they were treated as children. I recommend assertion skill classes for these people. People Skills (Geldard, 2007) was a basic text I used when I taught “Communication” at university to Human Welfare training students. It is especially good for those people; the Libra Moon and Libra Moon-Neptune people that conflict is a part of life and one can say, “No” to aggressive people.

Children who have been abandoned or neglected also reflect the stage of arrested development they are at in their communication with other adults. Erikson’s eight stages of socio-emotional development are vital here to understand and recognise a person’s attitude to boundaries.  These are available on the Internet and can be in a chart via Moon, 12th house, Cancer and 4th house placements. They are at birth-one year Trust versus mistrust; 1-3 years Shame versus doubt; preschool Initiative versus guilt; elementary school mastering knowledge (industry) versus inferiority; adolescence Identity versus confusion; early adulthood Intimacy versus isolation; middle age generative evolution versus stagnation and in the elder years Integrity versus despair. These stages of arrested development or awareness and transformational evolution signify what communication styles we will have and what attitudes we have to boundaries.

Having healthy boundaries means taking responsibility (Saturn) for all that is ‘ME’ (Mars or 1st house) and not taking responsibility for what is ‘not me’. This notion is not always easy to achieve he world has fallen into and maintain in practice, even for someone with good personal boundaries, but it is a vitally important intention to hold if we want to honour ourselves and to have positive healthy relationships.

Thus boundaries are also our defences if we think of us being like a castle   and Mars like the General of the Army. The army is made up of soldiers up on the turrets and walls. Mars as the general protects the king: our Sun, our inner core of power and life force. So we need good boundaries to protect what we love and what we need (our privacy, our knowledge, our time.) If Mary Ann had not set her boundaries to limit needy/greedy clients she would not have the time or energy for other clients, to do her housework, for her family, for fun, to make dinner and sleep. I use another example here.  A person with their Sun, Moon, Jupiter, and Pluto in watery signs and houses:  Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio, the fourth, eighth and twelfth houses may need to focus on recognising the validity of the emotional defences of her partner’s or child’s Sun in Aquarius and Moon aspecting Saturn and Uranus in Gemini. To the watery person, the airy (Moon-Saturn) person is cold, self-absorbed, lacking in affection and unfeeling. Yet an airy (Moon-Saturn person uses their boundaries to ensure their privacy, emotional balance and urgently needed protection against feeling overwhelmed and invaded by what they perceive as the demands of others. The watery person’s needs are a defence against the terror of loneliness and a pit of emptiness.  Equally so if the airy- Moon-Saturn person formed boundaries against a dominant Chiron person (Chiron aspecting Sun, Moon, Ascendant, MC) it may be because of the Chiron person’s insatiable need for the knowledge of the secrets and laws of nature. Chiron’s endless need to learn and teach is because he perceives himself/herself to be excluded from the world of humans. Chiron wants to be accepted and perceived as “normal”, so he/she may be boundaryless around other Chiron folk because he/she may feel that they could form a Chiron club.

Sun-Neptune and Sun-Jupiter contacts as well as Jupiter in the twelfth or ninth house   are characteristic of the desperate longing to rise above the suffering and conflict of their family inheritance and these people might seek others like them and want to join the “survivors” club immediately. They may also seek as a guru, little realising that unconsciously they will replicate their family inheritance of suffering. If they sought life coaching or psychotherapy with a qualified experienced person then they would be headed in the right direction, as all wise people in the helping professions have supervision (debriefing) on a regular basis. Aspects such as challenging Sun-Chiron, Sun-Saturn, Moon-Neptune, and Moon-Pluto in a person’s chart may be parental indicators that reveal this client/person may be scapegoated (singled out to be humiliated, scorned and blamed) by a family and some planets in the 4th house such as Pluto and Saturn may also show this. Sometimes Mars connected to these configurations can mean family violent abuse (both physical and emotional.) As such these people will have weak boundaries and may easily shamed-blamed-shunned until therapy or shamanic soul recoveries restore normal neuroplastic brain functioning and neurotransmitter functioning. Woe betide if these people ever seek to substance abuse as their brain function  and nervous system will be delicate and damaged even before addictive substances further damage their bodies. It is interesting that many people who have been abused and neglected as children seek to learn astrology as astrology has a strong sense of rules which makes them feel safe.

Boundaries preserve our integrity and ethics. Boundaries protect us our outer being and our inner world, mental, creative and spiritual (Neptune) from harm. Boundaries allow us to recognise and fulfil our emotional needs. Defences, on the other hand, isolate us from our true selves and from being close to others. People with good boundaries feel more in control of their lives because they realise they have a choice about the behaviour they will or won’t tolerate from others. It is safer to be intimate with others when we have healthy boundaries.

  • Boundaries help define our sense of self
  • Boundaries protect us from being used or hurt
  • Boundaries put us in charge of our own lives  and stop us becoming numb, angry or traumatised when people invade our space, time or use us
  • Boundaries promote healthy, respectful relationships

The notion of personal boundaries is an unfamiliar concept for many people as they first embark on a journey of personal growth or recovery from childhood abuse. The need for ‘good boundaries’ has often never occurred to them, receiving mention neither within families nor schools. In addition, poor role modelling of unhealthy boundaries in childhood by parents and significant others means that many individuals reach adulthood with underdeveloped, overdeveloped, or distorted boundaries.

AN EXAMPLE

If someone insults or embarrasses you, you have the right to protest so that the offending party stops moves away and, ideally, apologises.

If our personal boundaries are UNDERDEVELOPED, the person who has been insulted might even be unaware of the intrusion, or there might be a self-belief that it is not okay to protest the unpleasant experience, maybe even blaming the self (perhaps believing the insult  or for being too sensitive). On the part of the offender, someone with OVERDEVELOPED BOUNDARIES may not notice the effect of their own behaviour (intruding too closely on another’s personal space and causing pain), or may blame the other (“You deserved it. You really are an embarrassing person and I cannot understand why you get so upset. You need to go to a therapist for anger therapy.) A DISTORTED BOUNDARY PERSON might say ‘I have the right to say what I chose’ or ‘I deserve to suffer’. 

ASTROLOGICAL EXAMPLES OF POROUS BOUNDARIES.

A good astrologer will recognise the Moon conjunct Neptune aspect here which is the classic enmeshed family or enmeshed mother scenario. And we all know the words of a Moon conjunct Neptune mother,” Put your cardigan on darling. I am feeling cold. “I have heard dreadful stories from the child of a Moon conjunct Neptune Mother which goes like this: “She kept me home from school most days because she said she was lonely.”

The Moon in the 12th house or Moon in Pisces people too can have “lack of boundary mothers.” I have a darling friend with Moon in Pisces. My friend has really worked on defining very strong boundaries lately and telling pushy and invasive people to “get lost.” Her mother used to take drugs and drink alcohol, so my friend had to be her own mother from an early age. As an abandoned child she always attracted needy people who would try to use her for her kind heart. 

Equally so a person with South Node in the 12th house will have very porous boundaries and if their 12th house South Node is close to their ascendant they will be used to being shunned embarrassed and not wanted in their childhood. It then later in life becomes a habit to be trodden on by boundary crashers. Luckily when (if) transiting Pluto conjuncts or opposes the nodal axis later in life the “No!” and stand up for their rights.  

Saturn is the delineator of boundaries, security and safety and his deadly enemy is Neptune, the planet of abnormality and unboundedness. Saturn is a planet of the principles of truth and groundedness, but Neptune is a god of mists, fogs, the oceans, seas and water in all their sloshy unbounded formlessness. A person with a dominantly water chart and no earth is very susceptible to having their boundaries being invaded because they are very sensitive. A person with a lot of water can also be a boundary crasher because they were oversensitive and needy during childhood and they still are needy as an adult. Earth allows us to be body conscious and have a sense of space. Earth also gives us instinctive common sense. Most people pick up instinctively if they are being invasive.

People with dominant Neptune or Pisces or 12th house planets can be very susceptible to all sorts of Pollyanna, co-dependency, negative boundary issues. Astrologer Donna Cunningham suggests that for Neptunian people the following issues are likely and I agree: 

•It’s where you see people’s potential and ignore their failings.

•It’s where you’re likely to feel survivor guilt

•It’s where you worry more about people than they do about themselves

•It’s where you’re most easily taken advantage of

•It’s where you play out the victim/rescuer/enabler drama

•It’s where you find out they’re forever lying to you but you forgive them

•It’s where they swear they’ll do better from now on but don’t

•It’s where you lie to yourself and say they really do love you.

•It’s where you get high on “helping”

•It’s where you serve and serve until you suffer

It’s also where you can stagger around in a sort of a misty, fog unaware that you are treading on the toes of others.

THE EFFECTS OF HORRIBLE CHILDHOODS

We all need healthy physical, emotional and sexual boundaries. The best place to learn good boundaries is within families as we grow up. Boundaries are generally least functional where there has been significant neglect, abandonment, abuse, or enmeshment in childhood. The absence of healthy boundaries for children within families means that they will be all the more vulnerable to further boundary violations.

For example, a child who is emotionally neglected at home might be bullied at school, molested by a stranger and bullied later in life. In my experience as a long time teacher and counsellor bullied people can become bullies and this means they may consciously or unconsciously invade the boundaries of others. Enmeshment refers to losing one’s sense of self within a relationship. For example, a mother might encourage an overly close relationship with her child to compensate for her own inner emptiness. Such children will feel compelled to deny who they are or what they need in order to please the parent.

As a result of adverse childhood experiences, children can grow up with so few boundaries that they become stuck in a victim pattern (they are unable to say no), or they may develop an opposite coping mechanism where they have too many boundaries and become emotionally ‘walled off’ and isolated in an attempt to ward off further hurt (they are unable to say yes). Such persons will become numb, close off their heart, have a hard time identifying their own feelings and being close to others. Having overdeveloped boundaries can be as destructive as having underdeveloped boundaries.

Boundaries are easily undone if we have poor self-esteem or hold a faulty belief that other people’s needs and feelings are more important than our own. We will then often not be able to say no to requests that don’t feel right, and we may ultimately end up exhausted and resentful. Healthy boundaries enable us to know what is important to us and to say no appropriately. This can be an extremely difficult set of new behaviours to learn. For many women, for example, being told repeatedly when young that it is ‘selfish’ to think of personal needs, a conviction can form that they must always think of and please others. A certain amount of ‘selfishness’ is necessary to having good boundaries. Learning that there is a place for selfishness in a normal person’s healthy repertoire can be a surprising lesson for many. This is where the New Age idea of “not having an Ego” is dangerous. Children need an ego as they grow up otherwise they are easily taken advantage of and have no concept of ourself and where we begin and end.

CONCLUSION

It is never too late to develop good boundaries. You need to develop awareness about the nature of the boundary deficiencies or excesses that you have learned in childhood and notice more intently their impact on your present life. You can consciously focus on improving your boundaries once you truly know you have a right to own boundaries. Change can start with just noticing when someone has ‘crossed the line’ and intruded on your boundary. Later you may learn that you can set limits, protest an offence, express a personal need, say no, not feel upset because someone you love is upset, or please yourself without feeling guilty. All of these changes can feel very uncomfortable initially.

Remember too that having good boundaries does not mean blaming others for their inappropriate boundaries but taking responsibility for clearly and consistently asserting your own boundaries. Unless we set clear limits we cannot assume others will respect our boundaries.

I have for the last two years been writing a book for shamanic practitioners and New Age helping professions on Ethics and Protocols.  Hence, I stand on

 

The boundary, like the Griffin, ignoring neither the darkness nor light.”

 

I do hope the information I have offered here helps your evolution in some way. I appreciate your short comments that tell me what you liked in my articles. Thankyou and may you hear the ancient songs of your people.  

 

~Starcounsell~

 

SOURCES TO READ ABOUT BOUNDARIES

 

Corey, G.; Corey, M. Callanan, (2010.) Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions.

Corey, Gerald (2012.) Theory and Practice of Psychotherapy.  8th Edn.

Greene, Liz. (2002.) Barriers & Boundaries. London: CPA Press.

Greene, Liz. (2003.) The Dark of the Soul. London: CPA Press.

Greene, Liz & Sasportas, H. (1987.) The Development of the Personality. New York, Maine: Samuel Weisner

Greene, Liz (August, 1999.) Wounding and The Will to Live, Apollon, Issue 3. Pp. 12- 19.

Katherine, Anne “Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin” 1993 Simon and Schuster

CHIRON IN THE 12TH HOUSE : SOME THOUGHTS AND CHARTS (c) Copyright to Hilary Bond PhD. All rights reserved.

CHIRON IN THE 12TH HOUSE : SOME THOUGHTS AND CHARTS c) Copyright to Hilary Bond PhD. All rights reserved.
INTRODUCTION
Hello and I hope you enjoy this second take on my previous article, which I have had to edit severely. The twelfth house is an interdimensional place of mental health (state of mind) on the 6th house/12th house axis of state of mind/state of body. I have also explored the psychological and spiritual realm of affect. In this article I explore Chiron in the 12th house and look at his relationship with the 12th house archetypes and the emotional affect, which effects all humans in varying degrees depending on their levels of spiritual and mental awareness, mindfulness and health. I investigate the myth and archetype of the enormously old, shaman-mentor-educator Chiron, who taught surgery, holistic health, life skills, forest skills, martial arts, music and astrology (along with his behaviour resulting from his sign and aspects) and blend this into the twelfth house. And while reflecting on everything I have just mentioned , I look briefly at the astrological charts of Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy, Barbara Hand Clow, Erin Sullivan, King George VI of Great Britain and a gracious, anonymous lady, who all have Chiron in the 12th house, so I can reach a some plausible conclusions.
THE AFFECT OF CHIRON AND THE 12TH HOUSE .
In his teaching poem, Precepts, Chiron advises, “Decide no suit, until you have heard both sides speak”.
[From a didactic poem, The Precepts of Chiron, which was part of the traditional education of Achilles. Originally attributed to Hesiod, Pausanias notes, that it was among works from Acharnae. Pausanias adds ” Hesiod was taught … by the Acharnians.]
These words of Chiron’s poem are so important, as we explore the archetype Chiron in the 12th house, because Chiron was a very fair and just, mediator, but his birth and death were very unfair. He urges you to be just and fair in your dealings. The 12th house is the house of collective unconscious which means the world zeitgeist of the time. This collective unconscious (planetary energy, and very strong human emotions world wide) is now reported (truthfully or deceitfully) on the televised, Internet “News” or magazine “News.” Many people have a habit of jumping up and down and getting very upset about “the News.” The more we are aware, the more we realise “the News” is propaganda circulated by various cartels of very influential and very rich media barons.. On another level, because the 12th house is “the invisible and what we can’t see”, the collective unconscious (which is physically invisible) generally effects us. I shall write about how to stop this fourth dimensional effect in another article.
But how does this relate to “affect.” Affect literally is jumping up and down and getting upset. Affect is being biased. Affect is uncontrolled, obsessive thoughts and in many ways we humans still have instinctual reactions to other humans, situations, and environment. So if we have Chiron in the 12th we need to remember the immortal Chiron, who was a calm, intelligent, wise and uniquely peaceful character. He could calm any person and situation. We need to be quietly aware like him, as he was a mentoring and mediating centaur, who knew how to soothe and compose the thoughts and emotions of young, unevolved children so they could have a successful life journey. He gently nourished the quarrelsome, emotional Achilles, when young, upon milk and marrow and honey. He was just and he played the lyre to soothe children. So we would expect Chiron, with good astrological aspects, to be a successful, counsellor, mediator, teacher, judge, psychotherapist, teacher, nurse or person who deals with people who need unbiased, wise help.
What does the psychological term “affect” mean? It is so important in the 12th house (where we may face suffering, loss and pain or a taste for retreat and withdrawal) that one’s state of mind, thought and emotion is composed. Here Chiron’s serene presence is the perfect placement for the 12th house person. This article seeks to answer whether Chiron in the 12th house increases or decreases the effect of malus daemon; the guiding spirit of the 12th house, that Lyn Bell (1999, p.24) discusses as a “daemon or guiding spirit. This guiding spirit can take you along a path which can involve suffering loss and pain or a taste for retreat and withdrawal and an inner search that meanders along far from crowded paths.” Does it always cause some unfairness or wound and does it always cause the Chiron person to be on a Quest? We shall see.
AFFECTS : WHAT ARE THEY?
An affect is so important to a twelfth house Chiron person, because an affect is caused by one’s mental state which effects our emotions. An affect is a display of facial, vocal, or gestural behaviour that serves as an indicator of emotion.
Within the human brain, during stress, the amygdala either freezes the individual or accelerates mobilization. Brett (2003) maintains that mood, like emotion, is an affective state of feeling, but an emotion is caused by something, while moods are unfocused, and can be caused by body chemistry, lack of nutrition and environment. Mood, according to Batson, Shaw, and Oleson (1992) suggest intensity and beliefs about pleasure or pain. Affect display is really a vital part of communication with other people. Affect, emotion, or feeling is displayed to others through facial expressions, hand gestures, posture, voice characteristics, and other physical manifestation. These body languages vary between and within cultures and are displayed in various forms ranging from almost invisible facial expressions, clothing, hairstyle to dramatic gestures (Ekman, 1992). Observers are sensitive to people’s raw emotions, and are capable of recognizing the messages these emotions convey. A person’s emotions can effect by:
• The emotions of other persons
• The inferences of other persons
• The behaviours of other persons
• The interactions and relationships between the agent and other persons.
Emotions may affect not only the person at whom the emotion was directed, but also third parties who observe the person emoting. So, emotions can affect groups, teams or families. Emotions are messages and can influence the emotions, attributions and behaviours of others. People watching and listening may not only react emotionally as a result, but they may also draw inferences about the other emoting person, such as the social status or power of an emoting person, his competence and his credibility (Frijda, 1986).
For parents bringing up children; romantic partners; nurses; doctors; business partner; leaders of groups; mentors or life coaches; counsellors; psychologists and psychiatrists, even “bosses” it would be wise to note the following passage, as the 12th house is a house of the subconscious, frustration, jails, hospitals, mental institutions, hidden dangers and self-undoing. People’s feelings, body language, car driving behaviour and even texts and Facebook comments, evoke feelings in others by two suggested distinct mechanisms which involve morphic resonance and body language. These are contagious emotions and emotional interpretation.
Emotion Contagion means that people tend to automatically and unconsciously mimic non-verbal expressions (Hatfield, Cacioppo, & Rapson, 1994) and it isn’t just monkeys that mimic emotions such as anger, rage, fury, silent rage, vengeful behaviour, resentful seething, hysteria or even grief. Emotion Interpretation indicates how a person may see or feel the emoting person as feeling a particular emotion and react with complimentary or situationally appropriate emotions of their own.
I conclude this section on “affect” by discussing the effect emotion and thought forms have on our aura and health and will explore, in the next section of this article the combination on 12th house affect and Chironic energy. In this light, Ambika Wauters explains succinctly (2005), in her book The Book of Charkas, why our thoughts forms (underpinned by emotions in spoken or written or thoughts) react in our body-mind-spirit aura, which is like atmospheric layer (like the one around Mother Earth) around our body. This sort of envelope around our body extends about 20 centimetres or 8 inches from the surface of our body. We can expand this field by thinking positive and loving thoughts about ourself and others such as, “I am love” and “I love myself” repeatedly. We can shrink this negative field by thinking negative thoughts about ourself. Each time we affirm our existence we contribute to our health and wellbeing. Hence we can see how the 12th house/6th house axis exists in balance or toxicity. The atmospheric layer or our aura responds and contracts as a response to our thought forms.
CHIRON’S ARCHETYPE: HOW CAN IT EFFECT YOU?
Recently I read Lauren Van der Post’s The Lost World of the Kalahari. He pondered about the praying mantis being the symbol of God, and the African Bushman’s primary representative of God on Earth. The Bushmen lived in intimate connection with the Earth and the animals and Laurens van der Post was amazed that although the Bushmen chose an insect to represent God. Van der Post’s suggests, “we have, on an archetypal level a wilderness self, a core identity and a foundation of spirit” …an image who represents a primal creative pattern. “That wilderness self makes itself known even today in our world which is] alienated [from nature].”
In this respect, as “wilderness self, core identity and a foundation of spirit” Chiron may appear as a dominating presence in our horoscope and as a spiritual guide he will make synchronistic appearances when needed, maybe as a linden tree, horse, maybe as Chiron himself or people may start synchronistically talking about him.
Whatever it is a meditation, a visualisation, a shamanic journey, or a horoscope reading, you might be drawn to the wise, just and virtuous centaur Chiron as a teaching surgeon, herbalist and healer of renown, astronomer, astrologer, prophet, hunter, warrior, and musician. One of my friends, J. A. (communication 29 June, 2013) noted “heals the split between being human and the natural world, and gives us the ability to do this.” She also noted that for some “in her group the visualisation opened massive wounds” but the conversations I have with various astrologer friends note these Chiron experiences lead to evolution and more awareness, so we all see the matrix of Chiron as an evolutionary energy. They are not instant, but evolution does come. Another of my friends, D.L. (communication 29 June, 2013) who has Chiron in the second house told me: “I cannot look at nature and not appreciate the life force energy it gives to me~! ” For her Chiron as an archetype within her connects her to nature as life force energy and this sustains her and her values.
Chiron is characterised in myth and as an archetype as self-discipline dominant over carnal appetite; he controls the horse beneath his head and heart. It is in connection with the discipline of self, of judgment over impulse, that Chiron is assigned the composition of a work on ethical education , the Precepts of Chiron which stated the rudiments of moral philosophy essential to a social life that would transcend barbarism and according to the oldest written sources (Homer, Hesiod, Pindar.) Pharmacy is part of Chiron’s medical knowledge; so are surgery, music and incantations believed conducive to healing (Jacobson, 2009.) The moral challenge to Chironians is to maintain themselves as human, rather than allowing their base appetites to overcome integrity, and this is where Chiron takes on his role as soul fetcher.
THE TWELFTH HOUSE IN ASTROLOGY
On a basic astrological level, the major keywords of the 12th house are limitations, frustrations, the subconscious mind and hidden strengths. It is also a house where you can see your children’s inheritances; financially and through genetic traits, talents and skills and their regeneration.
This is a house of inner weaknesses and the things we hide from others, such as shameful deeds, addictions, or areas of talent in an area that is unacceptable to one’s family, social set, neighbours of people at work. Consequently, this house does reveal all behind the scenes activities including secret (clandestine) affairs. The 12th house can be known as the closet or dustbin of our life because it is here where we sweep away or hide our problems which are too traumatic, stressful, and painful to acknowledge. The sign on the 12fth house cusp and any planets or asteroids or points in our 12th house are like people who must be pampered and treated very carefully. They are very touchy or prickly. The act as though they might have been abandoned, neglected, through a war zone, beaten up, or screamed at. There is a feeling here that if we are a 12th house person our needs are not supported. Maybe we have been humiliated and we feel ashamed and we were expected to be perfect. We as a 12th house person may have had a sibling or a relative, maybe a step-parent, who doesn’t want us so our needs are denied and we are constantly ignored and put in our small and humiliating place. Therefore it may take many years to express our needs, because we may freeze over, go numb or turn to substance abuse so we can cope emotionally.
As an example, if the cusp on the 12th house is Leo there may be heart sickness, grief, disillusionment, sadness, lack of love, helplessness or genetic ancient memories of cruelty and meanness and poverty. It might also be a problem with self-centredness and deservedness feelings from being rejected as a child. Yoga, qigong, massage, walking dancing, singing and employing forgiveness, prayer, positive intent to release all old hurts. Our hearts are nurtured by the love of nature, animals, children and beauty. Seeing the good in even the worst situations and the most difficult people helps.
Whatever the rejected planet or sign, the subconscious awareness of its loss leads to a kind of victim consciousness, a conviction, in fact, that it’s morally right to feel sorry for ourselves. So the 12th house reveals that which is hidden from the world, but also it is also a house of research, our background, and any subjective sustainment, such as meditation, toning, pagan ceremonies, shamanic journeying, sleep and dreams, private writing and art as a therapy. It shows our inner consciousness and places of confinement such as mental institutions, monasteries, places of retreat, jails, hospitals; and any mental therapy we may have. It is the house of restraint, anxiety, slavery, secret enemies, drug dealers, enemies, plots, inhibitions, handicaps, seclusion, secrets, sorrows and seclusions, exile, hidden dangers and self -undoing such as procrastination, phobias and all mental illnesses. If we use it for horary astrology it also reveals answers to questions about our partner’s health, or our partner’s job, or large animals, zoos, scandal, paternal aunts and uncles, sleep, sleepwalking, drugs and drug dealers and alcoholics.
The 12th house is also a house which reveals your inner strengths. They might be emotional or mental strengths like determination or resilience in health where you always bounce back. They might be completely unexpected gifts where you are born into a family of academics, lawyers, even builders, but you are told constantly that you are a dreamer, “off with the fairies” or “wool-gathering” and sit up the top of trees talking to the birds. Your family might say, “You are an embarrassment,” but you are actually highly intuitve; clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient and can hear and see fairies, angels and tree spirits. So you begin to write books, run courses for people who have hidden their talents and you blossom like a radiant flower. You family are astonished.
The twelfth house is also a house of restorative solitude for those who do need to be alone to recharge their batteries, or to travel quietly to sacred places, or potter quietly in their gardens working with the earth worms, kitchen scraps (which make rich compost) and listening to the plant spirits. Therefore it is a house where shamanic practitioners, Light workers, professional gardeners, forest workers, park rangers, jewellers, fisher people, dowsers, artists and all people, who work alone, all flourish.
Michel Gauquelin, a psychologist who used statistical models to investigate astrology’s accuracy, discovered that planets in the 12th house did have a strong relationship with a person’s career success. We would assume that Chiron in the 12th house people may be life coaches, astrologers, musicians, mediators , mentors, foster parents, guardians, holistic medical people and shamanic practitioners. Let us see. Gauqelin’s research results surprised astrologers, who usually look for career indicators in the 10th. Contemporary astrologer Maurice Fernandez also believes that 12th house planets indicate people who have positions of influence or fame, rather than a strong 10th.
CHIRON IN THE TWELFTH HOUSE
Since the 12th house rules both the collective unconscious and the masses, planets here indicate the potential to tune in to what’s popular and have an effect on a wide audience. Those with Chiron in the 12th house may also bear the burden of mass projection, sacrificing their personal life or life to become a product or symbol of something such as the King George VI of Great Britain, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King did. Interestingly famous astrologers Barbara Hand Clow and Erin Sullivan, both have Chiron in their 12th house. Barbara’s is conjunct her North Node and Ascendant in Leo and Erin’s is conjunct her Mercury and Sun in Scorpio. They like, the three previously mentioned men have a “daemon or guiding spirit, which takes them along a path which can involve suffering, loss and pain or a taste for retreat and withdrawal and an inner search that meanders along far from crowded paths” (Reinhart.) All five people share the quest for understanding and compassion that the Chiron archetype symbolises.
The 12th house is also the wellspring of symbols and archetypes, and a favourite home of the imagination. It is a house of intuition, compassion and spiritual transcendence. We see Barbara Hand Clow, George VI and Martin Luther King representing powerfully 12th house Chiron, as they have that educative and profound influence on world collective unconscious, where they have shone a light into mass 12th house hurts and bought compassion.
King George VI had a debilitating stutter and very bad temper and he was forced to really work on his character, and have voice coaching to become a good public speaker and one who could speak to people in any strata of society. Indeed, he and his wife spent a lot of time as public ambassadors for the UK and during WWII they spent a great deal of time with people in the areas that were bombed. The bombing was probably symbolic of George VI’s life, for with his Chiron in Libra conjunct his Ascendant he “walked into the fire and was hurt many times” (Melanie Reinhart, 1989, p. 138) and as King and son of a cold, critical father and brother– in- law of a very, vengeful woman he was judged, analysed, scrutinised and criticised continually which wore him down and turned him into a non-stop smoker. The malus daemon of the 12th house can certainly serve to move us back into connection with ourselves, even through difficult events and with Chiron sextile Sun conjunct Mercury in Sagittarius (with Jupiter in Leo conjunct MC) George the VI was mentored by his spiritual guide Chiron to become King, through an accident of fate rather than be just a quiet, royal non-entity. It is uncanny how the archetype Chiron as mentor, educator and healer of the sons of Kings, was echoed in George V1’s case. It is also interesting to see that the present Queen, his daughter, has an angular Chiron conjunct Sun (like her father) and his grandson Charles has Sun conjunct Chiron in the 12th house, with Chiron as the apex of a yod involving Moon, North Node and Uranus. Charles’ Moon-Chiron and Uranus in the 12th. Chiron in the 12th suggests ancestors who had a dominating Chironic archetype. Price Charles certainly embodies many Chironic traits, especially his need to follow a Quest and his love of Nature. His abandonment as a child and his deep nature are Chironic. He really is quite misunderstood.
To return to the death of Chiron as an archetypal theme; all three men; Kennedy, King and George VI died prematurely and horribly like Chiron. Kennedy and King both, like Chiron were just in the wrong place at the wrong time when they were assassinated. With Chiron in the 12th appearances are deceptive and George VI also had similar bad luck in having a feckless and irresponsible brother who abdicated. George VI’s wife believed that his forced destiny of King during WWII caused his untimely death.
We may be able to cope with the 12th house –Chiron archetype in our life, if we accept our spiritual nature and accept too that the next step is to accept and account for our existence before and after the womb. Can we accept that our soul has made a choice to have things happen this way in our life and that past actions have determined my situation this lifetime, bringing me to the right place for the next stage of my development? If we accept this and gain new perceptions we shift our perspective beyond this lifetime. Then the 12th becomes a whole new ball game. Planets and signs here are no longer victimized or deprived and we don’t have to bear grudges or blame and rant and rave inwardly or outwardly. Consequently, what may seems like loss becomes a sacred initiation or ritual sacrifice in the spiritual realm.
Like all house placements and signs there are levels of vibratory energy. Neptune rules the 12th house and we can look at the lowest levels of addictions and compulsions, then we can step up the ladder to the next level of deception, self-deception and delusion; then another step to the next level of compassion and charity; meditation, and serenity, which come from routine practice of yoga/Tai Chi, Qigong, mindfulness and meditation; then lastly to unconditional love, Divine Love, and the Grace of God.
Many people with Chiron in the 12th will, like a typical Piscean or Neptunian, never endingly and compulsively, try to take care of poor people, people who are ill and needy, and unfortunate; while neglecting their own needs and those of their own family. This person with th e 12th house Chiron placement may themselves always seem in “need” because of their frequently self-caused “problems.” This is not surprising as they do not take the time to quietly and serenely administer to their own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs. It is no wonder that this placement 12th house position seems to make a person feel tired and fatigued. So if you are a Chiron in the 12th house person you must make a promise to yourself, a sacred written contract that you hang up on a wall, to do these things to use and see your body as a sacred electromagnetic (field) temple:
1. Think right, positive thoughts and praise yourself and affirm yourself daily. Meditate at the same time daily.
2. Feel right, positive, enjoyable, serene feelings and love unconditionally.
3. Eat life enhancing (preferably home grown) organic foods that are right for you.
4. Breathe healthy air and make sure you breathe deeply and exhale deeply.
5. Get plenty of rest. Your body likes routine.
6. Live a right lifestyle (maybe practicing geomancy or feng shui.) Have fun.
7. Use natural energy and avoid as much as possible microwaves, computers, unhealthy radiation, negative earth energy etc.
8. Say no to negative forms of energy, chemicals, drugs, alcohol etc.
9. Drink lots of pure water (at least 8 large glasses a day)
10. Be with positive friends, pets, and relatives.
11. Declutter regularly (old clothes, old papers, old emails, and old computer files, past lives, toxic thoughts (seek counselling for the last one if necessary.)
12. Avoid stress and trauma like the plague as they inhibit Qi (or life force energy.)
Deception, self-deception, delusion, illusions, emotional manipulation and genuine transcendental experiences can result in a conglomerate of confusion in the 12th house and Piscean sensitivity to undercurrents in one’s environment is an issue. Hence, people with Chiron in the 12th house can lose their individuality in the ambience of the collective and can experience grief through a loss of faith in the Divine. Hank Wesselman’s book, “Journey to the Sacred Garden: A Guide to Travelling in the Spiritual Realms” is an excellent guide to a safe self-experiential daily meditation or shamanic journey, which we can use to heal our inner world. When I first began this daily ritual and grounding practice, my inner garden had cactus plants, no greenery and desert sands. With daily practice, a determination to clean up my act and a gatekeeper-spiritual gardener, who looked after my inner garden; my garden flourished in abundance; the soil was rich, swans swam on my inner lake, roses flourished, a hothouse of fresh vegetables grew, birds sang and my physical health and emotional flourished correspondingly . I have a strong Neptune and Chiron, so my spiritual well-being is connected strongly to my emotional and physical wellbeing. Chiron’s gift here lies in your ability to acknowledge and re-embrace the Divine, the guiding hand of archangelic presence, and your own soul’s master plan.
Chiron in the chart often reveals wounds or hurts to one’s psyche, complexes which have been caused by from traumas that in the very early stages of life, which we have not dealt with. The 12th house also aligns with prenatal stages.
A lady , whom I will call Joanna, who was born in the 1938 to 1941 Cancer in Chiron cohort. She was conceived, when the British Prime Minister Chamberlin was trying his /peace at any price/ appeasement approach with Hitler, the bully, to prevent WWII. At conception Mars squared this lady’s natal Chiron. So we can see this as an echo of Hitler’s rampant aggression and the Allied nation’s desperate need for peace. It is almost a reflection of the aggressive, raping pillaging Centaurs and peaceful, mediator Chiron. So for Joanna’s 12th house Chiron reflects world collective trauma at a prenatal stage. At this prenatal stage these emotions and attitudes would be unconscious. The zeitgeist (or world spirit of the time) was very aggressive and fearful. Japan was already at war with China and Britain and her colonies were warily aggressive about Hitler’s behaviour. Joanna’s mother’s (Chiron in Cancer) anxiety seeped into the baby and the square to Mars is most likely an angry or soldier father as well as the war and Joanna may attract this type of bully- men. WWII actually began on 1st September, 1940. This date coincides with the 5th to 6th month of gestation and Pluto in the 12th house is right there. Pluto’s presence suggests death threat; a reaction to the war beginning on September, 1939. Pluto being his old self, no doubt caused this reaction to the destruction of World War to be deeply subconscious. If we believe in past lives, this war experience may have happened to Joanna before and her ancestors may have been part of many wars.
Here I would suggest either regression therapy to clear the ambient fear, anxiety and anger of the prenatal events or psychological therapy, or Holographic Kinetics healing modality. Archangel Michael who is the archangel to establish a well- grounded root chakra can help. We can seek his help to help us ground our spirit. He stands for justice, courage and integrity and he is a fitting guardian angel for one who has a Chiron square Mars. He brings us the challenge of making our life have purpose and a deeper meaning than just surviving. He helps us find our true path in life and guards us through thick and thin. He will intervene for us with Jesus and God to seek Divine Grace from God the Creator.
But I must return to Joanna’s Chiron in Cancer as it suggests a wound on the maternal line. There is no doubt also that it is not only a maternal ancestral problem, but there is also the feeling that mother did not create the secure, and cuddly, safe environment need by Joanna. We see mother (Moon) as a hard-working, critical (Moon in Virgo) mother who seeks to enmesh (Moon conjunct Neptune) and take her over. Seeing as her Moon is in the second house as well there is a longing for security, belonging and a warm, caring home where one does not have to work from daylight to dawn. Chiron also sextiles Uranus in the tenth and while mother is original, ingenious, independent and amazing, she is also cold and she will be seen as Uranian, as will Joanna in public. With Chiron sextiling Uranus in the tenth there is more emphasis on working and career, so Joanna may never rest. Individually though Joanna with a Chiron-Uranus will stimulate her need for unfoldment in her individuality and independence in her relationships and probably make her an astrologer. On the spiritual level Chiron in Neptune’s house sextile Uranus reveals a talent for a natural crown chakra opening to communicate with a Divine presence. So what we see here is a real potential of the healing of Joanna’s soul. Remember Chiron is a soul fetecher.
Sometimes, when a person has Chiron in the 12th, the wound may be ancient, seemingly inexplicable in terms of one’s experience, but remains central to psychological themes that are repetitive and chronic. An event of little outer consequence may take on an exaggerated meaning, because it ties into an old soul issue. The issue relates of course, to what may be considered the person’s spiritual quest. This again could be ancestral or past life emotional baggage which clogs the astral level and makes one ungrounded, but no single factor should be considered without taking into account its relation to the whole chart and with and with Chiron in the 12th.
No matter what path you travel: modern Western psychotherapeutic or ancient Eastern spiritual approaches or Indigenous approaches there will be three important themes to seeking peace and inner fulfilment. They are first; living fully in the present moment (rather than wandering around in a veil of psychological smog); second; discovering what we want our life to be about and creating that purpose and appropriate values and then even in the midst of the greatest adversity treat life as a privilege and make the most of it. With this we can see why Barbara Hand Clow calls the 12th house the house of bliss and taking our power. She emphasises the Native American teaching of giving away, just as Chiron did to relinquish tight control over situations that just aren’t working and letting go, letting God.
CONCLUSION
Chiron in the 12th house very much reflects the mindfulness philosophy and practice. Mindfulness suggests that in reality nobody gets everything they want. Mindfulness psychologist Russ Harris suggests that, “During our time on earth we are all going to experience disappointment, frustration, failure, loss, rejection, illness, injury, aging and death.” The 12th house archetype of Chiron is that of mindfulness, which suggests that if we focus on inner fulfilment; a deep sense of wellbeing and peace that we cultivate from within ourselves, rather than searching from gurus; we heal our soul as well as our wounded feelings and thoughts (affect.) Inner fulfilment, nature and our Divine self are always available to us. They are like a bottomless spring, from which we can draw whenever we are thirsty. Emotional affects such as pleasure and pain; fear and courage or attachment and shutting down (disassociating or disengaging.); Divorce, death, disability, illness, injury or infirmity, depression, anxiety seem different, but are similar in that we need to support and be our kind to ourselves, love our selves, be proud of ourselves for coping. The larger our reality gap is the more our emotional storm (our affect wound) is; so when the emotional storm hits we must ground ourselves; face that we cannot undo any of it; and find the treasures buried beneath the pain. Here in our state of calm, gratefulness and constant restorative thought and subjective sustainment, we can reach out to our family, friends, work, creativity and spiritual rock and have good health. Here we have mastered our subconscious mind, any shadow behaviour, challenging ancestral behaviour and collective unconscious influence means we are living the highest vibration of Chiron in the 12th house and we appreciate all that life has to offer.. Essentially, Chiron here becomes a healer of our soul.
Well this is my second try of publishing. My last attempt did not have capital letters for the titles each section and quite a few typos. Thanks for reading this article and I hope you have enjoyed reading it and it has been of value to you.. I hope you have a great day from.
~ StarCounsell~
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Introduction.
Hello and I hope you enjoy this article. Here, I have discussed the archetype of astrological Chiron in the 12th house and explored the relationship between Chiron archetypes, the 12th house archetype and the emotional affect, which effects all humans in varying degrees depending on their levels of spiritual and mental awareness, mindfulness and health. I investigate the archetype of the enormously old, shaman-mentor-educator Chiron, who taught surgery, holistic health, life skills, forest skills, martial arts, music and astrology (along with his behaviour resulting from his sign and aspects) and blend this in the twelfth house. The twelfth house is an interdimensional place of mental health (state of mind) on the 6th house/12th house axis of state of mind/state of body. I have also explored the psychological and spiritual realm of affect. With all of this in mind, I look briefly at Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy, Barbara Hand Clow, Erin Sullivan, King George VI of Great Britain and a gracious, anonymous lady, who all have Chiron in the 12th house so I can reach a few possible conclusions.
The Affect of Chiron and the 12th house.
In his teaching poem, Precepts, Chiron advises, “Decide no suit, until you have heard both sides speak”.
[From a didactic poem, The Precepts of Chiron, which was part of the traditional education of Achilles? Originally attributed to Hesiod, Pausanias notes, that it was among works from Acharnae. Pausanias adds ” Hesiod was taught … by the Acharnians.]
These words are so important, as we explore the archetype Chiron in the 12th house, because Chiron was a very fair and just, mediator, but his birth and death were very unfair. He urges you to do the same in your dealings. As the house of the collective unconscious which means the world zeitgeist of the time which is now reports (truthfully or deceitfully) on the televised, Internet “News” or “news” in magazines. Many people have a habit of jumping up and down and getting very upset about “the News” which many of us know as propaganda. On another level, because Chiron’s 12th house is “the invisible and what we can’t see” the collective unconscious still effects us. I shall write about how to stop this fourth dimensional effect in another article.
But how does this relate to “affect.” Affect literally is jumping up and down and getting upset. Affect is being biased. Affect is uncontrolled, obsessive thoughts and in many ways we humans still have instinctual reactions to other humans, situations, and environment and they do react. So if we have Chiron in the 12th we need to remember the immortal Chiron, who was a calm, intelligent, wise and uniquely peaceful character who could calm any person and situation. We need to be calm like him, as hee was a mentoring and mediating centaur, who knew how to calm the thoughts and emotions of young, unevolved children so they could have a successful life journey. He gently nourished the quarrelsome, emotional Achilles, when young, upon milk and marrow and honey. He was just and he played the lyre to soothe children. So we would expect Chiron, with good astrological aspects, to be a successful, counsellor, mediator, teacher, judge, psychotherapist, teacher, nurse or person who deals with other people.
What does the psychological term “affect” mean? It is so important in the 12th house; where we may face suffering, loss and pain or a taste for retreat and withdrawal; that one’s state of mind, thought and emotion is everything. Here Chiron’s calming presence is the perfect placement for the 12th house person. Does Chiron here in the 12th house increase or decrease the effect malus daemon; the guiding spirit of the 12th house, that Lyn Bell (1999, p.24) discusses as a “daemon or guiding spirit, which takes you along a path which can involve suffering loss and pain or a taste for retreat and withdrawal and an inner search that meanders along far from crowded paths.” Does it always cause some unfairness or wound and does it always cause the Chiron person to be on a Quest? We shall see.
Affects: what are they?
An affect is so important to a twelfth house Chiron person because an affect is caused by one’s mental state which effects our emotions. An affect is a display of facial, vocal, or gestural behaviour that serves as an indicator of emotion.
Within the human brain, during stress, the amygdala either freezes the individual or accelerating mobilization. Brett (2003) maintains that mood, like emotion, is an affective state of feeling, but an emotion is caused by something, while moods are unfocused, but can be caused by body chemistry, lack of nutrition and environment. Mood, according to Batson, Shaw, and Oleson (1992) suggest intensity and beliefs about pleasure or pain. Affect display is really a vital part of communication with other people. Affect, emotion, or feeling is displayed to others through facial expressions, hand gestures, posture, voice characteristics, and other physical manifestation. These body languages vary between and within cultures and are displayed in various forms ranging from almost invisible facial expressions, clothing, hairstyle to the dramatic gestures (Ekman, 1992). Observers are sensitive to people’s raw emotions, and are capable of recognizing the messages these emotions convey. A person’s emotions can effect by:
• The emotions of other persons
• The inferences of other persons
• The behaviours of other persons
• The interactions and relationships between the agent and other persons.
Emotions may affect not only the person at whom the emotion was directed, but also third parties who observe the person emoting. So, emotions can affect groups, teams or families. Emotions are messages and can influence the emotions, attributions and behaviours of others. People watching and listening may not only react emotionally as a result, but they may also draw inferences about the other emoting person, such as the social status or power of an emoting person, his competence and his credibility (Frijda, 1986).
For parents bringing up children; romantic partners; nurses; doctors; business partner; leaders of groups; mentors or life coaches; counsellors; psychologists and psychiatrists, even “bosses” it would be wise to note the following passage, as the 12th house is a house of the subconscious, frustration, jails, hospitals, mental institutions, hidden dangers and self-undoing. People’s feelings, body language, car driving behaviour and even texts and Facebook comments, evoke feelings in others by two suggested distinct mechanisms which involve morphic resonance and body language. These are contagious emotions and emotional interpretation.
Emotion Contagion means that people tend to automatically and unconsciously mimic non-verbal expressions (Hatfield, Cacioppo, & Rapson, 1994) and it isn’t just monkeys that mimic emotions such as anger, rage, fury, silent rage, vengeful behaviour, resentful seething, hysteria or even grief. Emotion Interpretation indicates how a person may see or feel the emoting person as feeling a particular emotion and react with complimentary or situationally appropriate emotions of their own.
I conclude this section on “affect” by discussing the effect emotion and thought forms have on our aura and health and will explore, in the next section of this article the combination on 12th house affect and Chironic energy. In this light, Ambika Wauters explains succinctly (2005), in her book The Book of Charkas, why ones thoughts forms (underpinned by emotions in spoken or written or thoughts) react in our body-mind-spirit aura, which is like atmospheric layer (like the one around Mother Earth) around our body. This sort of envelope around our body extends about 20 centimetres or 8 inches from the surface of our body. We can expand this field by thinking positive and loving thoughts about ourself and others such as, “I am love” and “I love myself” repeatedly. We can shrink this negative field by thinking negative thoughts about ourself. Each time we affirm our existence we contribute to our health and wellbeing. Hence we can see how the 12th house/6th house axis exists in balance or toxicity. The atmospheric layer or our aura responds and contracts as a response to our thought forms.
CHIRON’S ARCHETYPE; HOW HE CAN EFFECT YOU
Recently I read Lauren Van der Post’s The Lost World of the Kalahari. He pondered about the praying mantis being the symbol of God, indeed the African Bushman’s primary representative of God on Earth. The Bushmen lived in intimate connection with the Earth and the animals and Laurens van der Post was amazed that although the Bushmen chose an insect to represent God. Van der Post’s suggests, “we have, on an archetypal level is a wilderness self, a core identity and a foundation of spirit” …an image who represents a primal creative pattern. “That wilderness self makes itself known even today in our world which is] alienated [from nature].”
In this respect, as “wilderness self, core identity and a foundation of spirit” Chiron may appear as a transit in one’s horoscope dominating presence in their horoscope as a spiritual guide he will make synchronistic appearances when needed, maybe as a linden tree, horse, maybe as Chiron himself or people will start talking about him.
Whatever it is a meditation, a visualisation, a shamanic journey, a horoscope reading, you might be drawn to the wise, just and virtuous centaur Chiron as a teaching surgeon, herbalist and healer of renown, astronomer, astrologer, prophet, hunter, warrior, and musician, who as one of my friends, J. A. (communication 29 June, 2013) noted “heals the split between being human and the natural world, and gives us the ability to do this.” She also noted that for some “in her group the visualisation opened massive wounds” and the conversations I have with various astrologer friends note these Chiron experiences lead to evolution and more awareness, so we all see the matrix of Chiron as an evolutionary energy. They are not instant, but evolution does come. Another of my friends, D.L. (communication 29 June, 2013) with Chiron in the second told me: “I cannot look at nature and not appreciate the life force energy it gives to me~!” For her Chiron as an archetype within her connects her to nature as life force energy and this sustains her and her values.
Chiron is characterised in myth and as an archetype as a practical reason and self-discipline dominant over appetite; he controls the horse beneath his head and heart. It is in connection with the discipline of self, of judgment over impulse, that Chiron is assigned the composition of a work on ethical precepts, the Precepts of Chiron which stated the rudiments of moral philosophy essential to a social life that would transcend barbarism and according to the oldest written sources (Homer, Hesiod, Pindar) pharmacy is part of Chiron’s medical knowledge; so are surgery, music and incantations believed conducive to healing (Jacobson, 2009.) The moral challenge to Chironians is to maintain themselves as human, rather than allowing their base appetites to overcome integrity, and this is where Chiron takes on his role as soul fetcher.
The twelfth (12th) house
At a basic astrological level, the major keywords of the 12th house are limitations, frustrations, the subconscious mind and hidden strengths. It is also a house where you can see your children’s inheritances; financially and through genetic traits, talents and skills and their regeneration.
For oneself, this is a house of inner weaknesses and the things we hide from others, such as shameful deeds or areas of talent in an area that is unacceptable to one’s family, social set, neighbours of people at work. So this house does reveal all behind the scenes activities including secret (clandestine) affairs. The 12th house can be known as the closet or dustbin of our life because it is here where we sweep away or hide our problems which are too traumatic, stressful, and painful to acknowledge. The sign on the 12fth house cusp and any planets or asteroids or points in our 12th house they are like people who must be pampered and treated very carefully. They are very touchy or prickly. The act as though they might have been abandoned, neglected, through a war zone, beaten up, screamed at. There is a feeling here that if we are a 12th house person our needs are not supported. Maybe we have been humiliated and we feel ashamed and we were expected to be perfect. We as a 12th house person may have had a sibling or a relative, maybe a step-parent who doesn’t want us there so our needs are denied and we are constantly ignored and put in our small place. So it takes many years to express our needs because we may freeze over, go numb or turn to substance abuse so we can cope emotionally.
As an example, if the cusp on the 12th house is Leo there may be heart sickness, grief, disillusionment sadness, lack of love, helplessness or genetic ancient memories of cruelty and meanness and poverty. It might also be a problem with self-centredness and deservedness feelings from being rejected as a child. Yoga, qigong, massage, walking dancing, singing and employing forgiveness, prayer, positive intent to release all old hurts. Our hearts are nurtured by the love of nature, animals, children and beauty. Seeing the good in even the worst situations and the most difficult people helps.
Whatever the rejected planet or sign, the subconscious awareness of its loss leads to a kind of victim consciousness, a conviction, in fact, that it’s morally right to feel sorry for ourselves. So it reveals that which is hidden from the world, but also areas such as research, our background, any subjective sustainment, such as meditation, toning, pagan ceremonies, shamanic journeying, sleep and dreams, private writing and art as a therapy. It shows our inner consciousness and places of confinement such as mental institutions, monasteries, places of retreat, jails, hospitals; and mental therapy. It is the house of restraint, anxiety, slavery, secret enemies, inhibitions, handicaps, seclusion, secrets, sorrows and seclusions, exile, hidden dangers and self -undoing such as procrastination, phobias and all mental illnesses.
The 12th house is also a house which reveals your inner strengths. They might be emotional or mental strengths like determination or resilience in health where you always bounce back. They might be completely unexpected gifts where you are born into a family of academics, lawyers, even builders, but you are told constantly that you are a dreamer, “off with the fairies” or “wool-gathering” and sit up the top of trees talking to the birds. Your family might say, “You are an embarrassment, but you are actually highly intuitve; clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient and can hear and see fairies, angels and tree spirits. So you begin to write books, run courses for people who have hidden their talents and you blossom like a radiant flower. You family are astonished.
The twelfth house is also a house of restorative solitude for those who do need to be alone to recharge their batteries, or to travel quietly to sacred places, or potter quietly in their gardens working with the earth worms, kitchen scraps (which make rich compost) and listening to the plant spirits. Therefore it is a house where shamanic practitioners, Light workers, professional gardeners, forest workers, park rangers, jewellers, fisher people, dowsers, artists and all people who work alone all flourish.
Michel Gauquelin, a psychologist who used statistical models to investigate astrology’s accuracy, discovered that planets in the 12th house did have a strong relationship with a person’s career success. We would assume that Chiron in the 12th house people may be life coaches, astrologers, musicians, mediators , mentors, foster parents, guardians, holistic medical people and shamanic practitioners. Let us see. Gauqelin’s research results surprised astrologers, who usually look for career indicators in the 10th. Contemporary astrologer Maurice Fernandez also believes 12th house planets. Indicate people who have positions of influence or fame, rather than a strong 10th.
Chiron in the 12th House
Since the 12th house rules both the collective unconscious and the masses, planets here indicate the potential to tune in to what’s popular and have an effect on a wide audience. Those with Chiron in the 12th house may also bear the burden of mass projection, sacrificing their personal life or life to become a product or symbol of something such as the King George VI of Great Britain, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King did. Interestingly famous astrologers Barbara Hand Clow and Erin Sullivan, both have Chiron in their 12th house. Barbara’s is conjunct her North Node and Ascendant in Leo and Erin’s is conjunct her Mercury and Sun in Scorpio. They like, the three previously mentioned men have a “daemon or guiding spirit, which takes them along a path which can involve suffering, loss and pain or a taste for retreat and withdrawal and an inner search that meanders along far from crowded paths” (Reinhart.) All five people share the quest for understanding and compassion that the Chiron archetype symbolises.
The 12th house is also the wellspring of symbols and archetypes, and a favourite home of the imagination. It is a house of intuition, compassion and spiritual transcendence. We see Barbara Hand Clow, George VI and Martin Luther King representing powerfully 12th house Chiron, as they have that educative and profound influence on world collective unconscious, where they have shone a light into mass 12th house hurts and bought compassion.
King George VI had a debilitating stutter and very bad temper and he was forced to really work on his character, and have voice coaching to become a good public speaker and one who could speak to people in any strata of society. Indeed, he and his wife spent a lot of time as public ambassadors for the UK and during WWII spending time with people in the areas that were bombed. The bombing was probably symbolic of his life, for with his Chiron in Libra conjunct his Ascendant he “walked into the fire and was hurt many times.” (Melanie Reinhart, 1989, p. 138) and as King and son of a cold, critical father and brother – in- law of a very, vengeful woman he was judged, analysed, scrutinised and criticised continually. The malus daemon of the 12th house can certainly serve to move us back into connection with ourselves, even through difficult events and with Chiron sextile Sun conjunct Mercury in Sagittarius (with Jupiter in Leo conjunct MC) George the VI was mentored by his spiritual guide Chiron to become King, through an accident of fate rather than be a quiet non-entity. It is uncanny how the archetype Chiron as mentor, educator and healer of the sons of Kings, mirrored in George V1’s case and it is interesting to see that the present Queen, his daughter, has an angular Chiron conjunct Sun (like her father) and his grandson Charles has Sun conjunct Chiron in the 12th house, with Chiron as the apex of a yod involving Moon, North Node and Uranus. Charles’ Moon-Chiron and Uranus in the 12th and Chiron in the 12th suggest of ancestors who had a dominating Chironic archetype. Charles certainly embodies many Chironic traits: his need to follow a Quest. His need to be part of Nature and his abandonment as a child and his deep nature are Chironic. He really is quite misunderstood.
To return to the death of Chiron archetypal theme; all three men; Kennedy, King and George VI died prematurely and horribly like Chiron. Kennedy and King both, like Chiron were just in the wrong place at the wrong time when they were assassinated. With Chiron in the 12th appearances are deceptive George VI also had similar bad luck in having a feckless and irresponsible brother who abdicated. George VI’s wife believed this caused his untimely death.
We may be able to cope with the 12th house –Chiron archetype in our life, if we accept our spiritual nature and accept too that the next step is to accept and account for our existence before and after the womb. Can we accept that our soul has made a choice to have things happen this way in our life and that past actions have determined my situation this lifetime, bringing me to the right place for the next stage of my development? If we accept this and gain new perceptions we shift our perspective beyond this lifetime. Then the 12th becomes a whole new ball game. Planets and signs here are no longer victimized or deprived and we don’t have to bear grudges or blame and rant and rave inwardly or outwardly. Consequently, what may seems like loss becomes a sacred initiation or ritual sacrifice in the spiritual realm.
Like all house placements and signs there are levels of vibratory energy. Neptune rules the 12th house and we can look at the lowest levels of addictions and compulsions, then to the next level of deception, self-deception and delusion; then to the next level of compassion and charity; meditation, and serenity, which come from routine practice of yoga/Tai Chi, Qigong, mindfulness and meditation; then to unconditional love, Divine Love, and the Grace of God.
So at the first level, many people with Chiron in the 12th will, like a typical Piscean or Neptunian, never endingly and compulsively, try to take care of poor people, people who are ill and needy, and unfortunate people; while neglecting their own needs and those of their own family. This person with this placement may themselves always seem in “need” because of their frequently self-caused “problems.” This is not surprising as they do not take the time to quietly and serenely administer to their own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs. It is no wonder that this placement 12th house position seems to make a person feel tired and fatigued. So if you are a Chiron in the 12th house person you must make a promise to yourself, a sacred written contract that you hang up on a wall, to do these things to use and see your body as a sacred electromagnetic (field) temple:
1. Think right, positive thoughts and praise yourself and affirm yourself daily. Meditate at the same time daily.
2. Feel right, positive, enjoyable, serene feelings and love unconditionally.
3. Eat life enhancing (preferably home grown) organic foods that are right for you.
4. Breathe healthy air and make sure you breathe deeply and exhale deeply.
5. Get plenty of rest. Your body likes routine.
6. Live a right lifestyle (maybe practicing geomancy or feng shui.) Have fun.
7. Use natural energy and avoid as much as possible microwaves, computers, unhealthy radiation, negative earth energy etc.
8. Say no to negative forms of energy, chemicals, drugs, alcohol etc.
9. Drink lots of pure water (at least 8 large glasses a day)
10. Be with positive friends, pets, and relatives.
11. Declutter regularly (old clothes, old papers, old emails, and old computer files, past lives, toxic thoughts (seek counselling for the last one if necessary.)
12. Avoid stress and trauma like the plague as they inhibit Qi (or life force energy.)
Deception, self-deception, delusion, illusions, emotional manipulation and genuine transcendental experiences can result in a conglomerate of confusion in the 12th house and Piscean sensitivity to undercurrents in one’s environment is an issue. Hence, people with Chiron in the 12th house can lose their individuality in the ambience of the collective and can experience grief through a loss of faith in the Divine. Hank Wesselman’s “Journey to the Sacred Garden: A Guide to Travelling in the Spiritual Realms” is an excellent guide to a safe self-experiential daily meditation or shamanic journey, which we can use to heal our inner world. When I first began this daily ritual and grounding practice my inner garden had cactus plants, no greenery and desert sands. With daily practice, a determination to clean up my act and a gatekeeper- spiritual gardener, who looked after my inner garden, my garden flourished in abundance; the soil was rich, swans swam on my inner lake, roses flourished, a hothouse of fresh vegetables grew, birds sang and my physical health and emotional flourished correspondingly . I have a strong Neptune and Chiron, so my spiritual well-being is connected strongly to my emotional and physical wellbeing. Chiron’s gift here lies in your ability to acknowledge and re-embrace the Divine, the guiding hand of archangelic presence, and your own soul’s master plan.
Chiron in the chart often reveals wounds or hurts to one’s psyche, complexes which have been caused by from traumas that in the very early stages of life, which we have not dealt with. The 12th house also aligns with prenatal stages.
A lady , whom I will call Joanna, who was born in the 1938 to 1941 Cancer in Chiron cohort, was conceived, when the British Prime Minister Chamberlin was trying his /peace at any price/ appeasement approach with Hitler, the bully, to prevent WWII. At conception Mars squared this person’s natal Chiron. So we can see this as an echo of Hitler’s rampant aggression and the Allied nation’s desperate need for peace. It is almost a reflection of the aggressive, raping pillaging Centaurs and peaceful, mediator Chiron. So for this person’s 12th house Chiron reflects world collective trauma at a prenatal stage. At this prenatal stage these emotions and attitudes would be unconscious. The zeitgeist (or world spirit of the time) was very aggressive and fearful. Japan was already at war with China and Britain and her colonies were warily aggressive about Hitler’s behaviour. Joanna’s mother’s (Chiron in Cancer) anxiety seeped into the baby and the square to Mars is most likely an angry or soldier father. WWII actually began on 1st September, 1940. This date coincides with the 5th to 6th month of gestation and Pluto in the 12th house is right there. Pluto’s presence suggests death threat; a reaction to the war beginning on September, 1939. Pluto being his old self, no doubt caused this reaction to the destruction of World War to be deeply subconscious. If we believe in past lives, this war experience may have happened to Joanna before and her ancestors may have been part of many wars.
I would suggest either regression therapy to clear the ambient fear, anxiety and anger of the prenatal events or psychological therapy, or Holographic Kinetics. Here Archangel Michael who is the archangel to establish a well- grounded root chakra can help. We can seek his help to help us ground our spirit. He stands for justice, courage and integrity and he is a fitting guardian angel for one who has a Chiron square Mars. He brings us the challenge of making our life have purpose and a deeper meaning than just surviving. He helps us find our true path in life and guards us through thick and thin. He will intervene for us with Jesus and God to seek Divine Grace from God the Creator.
But I must return to Joanna’s Chiron in Cancer suggests a wound on the maternal line. There is no doubt also that it is not only a maternal ancestral problem, but there is also the feeling that mother did not create the security, and cuddly, safe environment need by Joanna. We see mother (Moon) as a hard-working, critical (Moon in Virgo) mother who seeks to enmesh (Moon conjunct Neptune) and take her over. Seeing as Moon is in the second house as well there is a longing for security, belonging and a warm, caring home where one does not have to work from daylight to dawn. Chiron also sextiles Uranus in the tenth and while mother is original, ingenious, independent and amazing, she is also cold. With Chiron in the tenth there is more emphasis on working and career, so Joanna may never rest. Individually though Joanna with a Chiron-Uranus will stimulate her need for unfoldment in her individuality and independence in her relationships. On the spiritual level Chiron in Neptune’s house sextile Uranus reveals a talent for natural crown chakra opening to communicate with a Divine presence. So what we see here is a real potential of the healing of Joanna’s soul.
Sometimes, when a person has Chiron in the 12th, the wound may be ancient, seemingly inexplicable in terms of one’s experience, but remains central to psychological themes that are repetitive and chronic. An event of little outer consequence may take on an exaggerated meaning, because it ties into an old soul issue. The issue relates of course, to what may be considered the person’s spiritual quest. This again could be ancestral or past life emotional baggage which clogs the astral level and makes one ungrounded, but no single factor should be considered without taking into account its relation to the whole chart and with and with Chiron in the 12th.
No matter what path you travel: modern Western psychotherapeutic or ancient Eastern spiritual approaches or Indigenous approaches there will be three important themes to seeking peace and inner fulfilment. They are first; living fully in the present moment (rather than wandering around in a veil of psychological smog); second; discovering what we want our life to be about and creating that purpose and appropriate values and then even in the midst of the greatest adversity treat life as a privilege and make the most of it. With this we can see why Barbara Hand Clow calls the 12th house the house of bliss and taking our power. She emphasises the Native American teaching of giving away, just as Chiron did to relinquish tight control over situations that just aren’t working and letting go, letting God.
Conclusion
Chiron in the 12th house very much reflects the mindfulness philosophy and practice. Mindfulness suggests that in reality nobody gets everything they want. Mindfulness psychologist Russ Harris suggests that, “During our time on earth we are all going to experience disappointment, frustration, failure, loss, rejection, illness, injury, aging and death.” The 12th house archetype of Chiron is that of mindfulness, which suggests that if we focus on inner fulfilment; a deep sense of wellbeing and peace that we cultivate from within ourselves, rather than searching from gurus, we heal of soul as well as a wounded affect. Inner fulfilment, nature and our Divine self are always available to us. They are like a bottomless spring, from which we can draw whenever we are thirsty. Emotional affects such as pleasure and pain; fear and courage or attachment and shutting down (disassociating or disengaging.); Divorce, death, disability, illness, injury or infirmity, depression, anxiety seem different, but are similar in that we need to support and be our kind to ourselves at these times, love our selves, be proud of ourselves for coping. The larger our reality gap is the more our emotional storm (our affect wound) is; so when the emotional storm hits we must ground ourselves; face that we cannot undo any of it; and find the treasures buried beneath the pain. Here in our state of calm, gratefulness and constant restorative thought and subjective sustainment, we can reach out to our family, friends, work, creativity and spiritual rock and have good health. Here we have mastered our subconscious mind, any shadow behaviour, challenging ancestral behaviour and collective unconscious influence means we are living the highest vibration of Chiron in the 12th house and we appreciate all that life has to offer.. Essentially, Chiron here becomes a healer of our soul.
Thanks for reading this article and I hope you have enjoyed reading it and it has been of value to you.. I hope you have a great day from.
~ StarCounsell~
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