UNDERSTANDING AND REGULATING YODS, T-SQUARES, and STELLIUMS IN THE CONTEXT OF AN ASTROLOGICAL CHART

by Hilary Bond PhD

UNDERSTANDING  AND REGULATING YODS, T-SQUARES,  and STELLIUMS IN THE CONTEXT OF AN ASTROLOGICAL CHART

by Hilary Bond PhD

INTRODUCTION:

Before I focus on any major astrological configurations I have a protocol to de-construct a horoscope.  Yods are the icing on the cake after stelliums, T-squares and grand trines. They echo the  patterns and archetypes that I can see already exist in the chart.

It is vital to ask for the client’s story. Why have they come to see you? Is it out of curiosity? Does the client see you as yet another tea leaf  reader?  Has the client read your experiences and qualifications as a psychotherapist and maybe a healer who uses an astrological chart as a tool to helping them regain their own path in life? You need to carefully scan the client’s chart, their story that you have asked for, using your intuition   and experience to use the correct psychotherapeutic pathways to help  this client. 

So, we look first at the chart shape, then any singleton planets (this may include major asteroids or trans-Neptunian planets), then the elements and qualities. We observe any planets (or major asteroids or trans-Neptunian planets) clustering around the Ascendant, Midheaven, IC, DESC and Sun and Moon. Then I would observe planets or the larger asteroids in Gauquelin sectors. The next step is to analyze the chart to find any T squares, grand trines, grand squares or if you have a kite or mystic rectangle. Now that you have a better understanding of this person you can approach their yods with a more empathic and logical view.

 Kichona has a stellium, joined to a T-Square and both the stellium and T square are linked to a yod. If you have read my articles about yods you will know that ancestral energy seeps through yods and illness is a big issue with yods. Having trouble understanding who you are, being insecure and living out ancestral unlived longings  are huge issues with yods. And then we spend our lives searching. Yod people are “different” and they end up living and treading a unique path.

But I also focus on unlived parts of a person’s chart and why have they chosen to only live with their Moon and its aspects. And I focus on areas that jump out at me, for example, Kichona’s large element imbalance  and what is she doing about the total lack of the earth element or near lack of air and a resistance to living a balanced and healthy life in a holistic manner. 

Here we ask about stelliums if we have elemental imbalances?  I observe and comment on a heightened focus on the characteristics of the sign they are in, health issues in that sign, problems with relationships, intensity and obsessiveness are problematic with stelliums. Of course if a client has a large or huge stellium there is a huge element imbalance. Kichona has her Sun, Mercury, Venus and Neptune, her Part of Fortune and the asteroid Atlantis all in  Sagittarius in her stellium, but in a water house and to cap it off she has five planets in water, no earth and only Pluto in air in her horoscope. We would expect high levels of energy, passion, humour, tactlessness and a passion for sports, but  the stellium is part of an all-consuming karmic T square so she is dragged into the 12th house -Piscean energy of the apex of that T square. And that apex Jupiter is in Pisces. Pisces is the final signature of the horoscope.

So let’s look at the T square which is a tense and challenging aspect pattern that takes a few crises, tests, and challenges, where Kichona has to learn to overcome old habits and  perfect practical life skills necessary to overcome the inherent obstacles, frustration, and conflict of the squares and opposition. Not only does she need to learn life skills, but she needs to relate to others at the emotional level,  and strengthen her determination,  and fortitude to succeed in her quest to be emotionally  and spiritually secure. With only Pluto in air , no earth and a very watery chart we ask can she come to terms  with these challenges?

KICHONA’S FUNNEL- BUCKET SHAPE CHART

ONE: LOOKING AT THE CHART SHAPE.

We look for the chart shape in Kichona’s.  It seems to be a bucket or funnel shape.

There is a conjunction of two planets (Moon and Saturn in the 4th house in Cancer) and this conjunction is isolated from the others, which are all in the public (top) part of the horoscope wheel.

Marc Edmund Jones called this sort of chart a “bucket” chart because that’s what it looked like to him. The isolated planet or conjunction of two planets looked like the handle of a bucket. If we call this type of chart a “funnel chart’ the isolated conjunction of Saturn and Moon behaves like the spout on a funnel, focusing most of the “energy” of the horoscope. This planet or conjunction of planet (Saturn) and luminary (Moon) will tell you the central theme of the horoscope and of the person.

The one planet or conjunction of two retrograde planetary bodies (Jones called it a “singleton”) is usually the most important planet and the key to the interpretation. This conjunction or singleton or spout in Kichona’s chart is Saturn 18 degrees of Cancer retrograde conjunction Moon 27 degrees Cancer and it is placed in her 4th house.  

This focus on Saturn conjunction Moon in Cancer in her fourth house sounds true for Kichona because she is a home body. She cooks and makes fermented Japanese food which she takes to sell at markets on the weekend.  She is a mother, a wife, a daughter and a granddaughter.  Her work and life is very Cancerian and 4th house. (a) With Saturn as the funnel she will have a great urge for security and safety. Saturn people overcompensate  and are often insecure. (b) with her Moon-Saturn in the 4th house so is doing the same thing her father and paternal grandparents did. Her father was part of a miso business where her grandparents made miso and her father sold fish at the markets.

LET US LOOK AT HER GAUQUELIN ZONES NOW.

My information come from Edward Snow’s article “New Study Confirms Gauquelin Plus Zones”. This article is in the Urania Trust website.

When in the 1970s French statistician Michael Gauquelin published the results of his statistical research examining astrology the reaction from the academic community was scathing. Gauquelin longitudinal research work extended over a period of 23 years between 1949 and 1973. In a series of research experiments he statistically tested how the planets affected everything from character traits to heredity, athletic prowess and the career paths taken by professionals who are eminent in their fields. The studies dealing with eminent professionals and elite athletes that caused a upset in the scientific community. Initially, in a study involving 508 births, Gauquelin impressively demonstrated a correlation of Mars and Saturn with physicians at a chance level in the millions to one range. Simply, in the birth charts of prominent physicians, Saturn or Mars were either rising or culminating in so-called Gauquelin “plus zones” with a significantly greater frequency than expected by chance.

One of the Gauquelin plus zones straddles what astrologers call the ascendant or rising sign on the birth chart’s eastern horizon. Another includes what astronomers call the meridian plane and astrologers refer to as the midheaven. Traditionally, planets posited near these “angles” in a birth chart are believed to express their influence more powerfully in the individual’s life. Gauquelin had similar success correlating other professions with the planets traditionally identified with them. For example, Mars featured in the plus zones for elite athletes, Saturn was there for scientists, the Moon for writers and Jupiter for actors and politicians.

 Another research study by another French scientist, Professor Suzel Fuzeau-Braesch of Paris University, sought to determine whether the behavior of 500 pedigreed puppies from 100 different litters would measurably correlate to rising or culminating planets in their birth charts. Professor Fuzeau-Braesch discovered that the dominant pups (the more aggressive, and assertive alpha dogs of every group) had either the Sun or Jupiter rising or culminating in their horoscopes with a frequency that far exceeded the threshold of significance established for the test.

The only astrological body we see in Kichona’s Gauquelin   zones is Chiron at 21 degrees Aries It sits in her 12th house conjunct her Ascendant at 22 degrees Aries.

I have been researching Chiron since 1981 because I have Chiron conjunct my Sun. In ancient Greek mythology Chiron was the son of Kronos and a sea nymph Philyra, a foster-sister of Juno. His mentors Apollo and Artemis taught his to be multi-faceted  healer, astrologer, martial arts expert, mentor and knowledge bearer, who taught many Mycenean heroes. At the end of Chiron’s myth Hercules the bumbling hero, Chiron’s student, who killed many of his loved ones managed to infect Chiron with incurable Hydra poison. Chiron was one of a kind. He was not related to the barbaric centaurs and it seems he was not really of this earth. The  comet-asteroid that was named after him was only discovered in 1977 was not from our solar system. So Chiron was an outsider and a maverick. I feel he represents those who represent a previous age.

I doubt that Chiron is an archetypically a wounded healer. We all have Chiron in our charts.   And everyone is wounded. All the gods and goddesses are wounded.  But I have met many people who have Chiron conjunct the ascendant who are very wounded and many just cannot pull themselves together. Our beliefs definitely form us and so many astrologers and astrology student’s belief that where Chiron is in the chart is where they have a deep wound, so they self-sabotage themselves in that area because they have a collective believe in this Chironic Melanie Rienhart-Liz Green propaganda.  Statistics if they aren’t in the 10,000 people range can be manufactured and skewed. I hope Kichōna doesn’t believe this.

The Café Astrology Chiron page on their website suggests that where Chiron is in a chart, “  the wound goes deep, and we may work hard to overcome it, [thus] healing powers are potent there. Here Chiron in our charts is a place of great knowledge, experience, talent, and wisdom. Even if our own experience with the issues are problematic, our experience informs us, and we can be excellent guides and counselors in these areas of life. Its sign and house placement show us our wound and how we go about expressing it. Themes surrounding Chiron include how we might shoot ourselves in the foot, figuratively speaking, damage ourselves, or nurse a wound.”

I find their explanation wise and sensible.

I also see astrologer Jessica Davidson’s ideas about Chiron in the 12th house very apt for Kichona. Jessica states :

  • Chiron in the 12th shows that your unhealed wound is to your inner life and spirituality. It may manifest through areas of unconsciousness, institutions (maybe the church, universities, families and schools, royalty, even working in prisons or mental asylums) and mysticism.
  • Overwhelmed by chaos and struggle to deal with practical reality of life,
  • Horror of being ordinary, mortal and fallible (I have seen this in many of Kichona’s past life healings)
  • Vivid imagination, but struggle to make your dreams real ( but wounds can be healed by the Divine),
  • Weak boundaries and tendency to absorb identity from others,
  • Feels guilty about becoming an individual and being separate,
  • Feeling of profound existential grief and loss
  • Healing comes from recognising your Self as one with the Divine and integrating it into daily life.

In the 12th house our subconscious strives to illuminate the part of self that self-sabotages, repeating the same mistakes and it attempts to make meaning one’s life.  But Kichona has come a long way since her childhood. She has made a leap forward by leaving her home country and while Kichōna hides out at home during the week and has some obsessive thoughts, she does go to the markets on the weekends to sell the miso and tofu she makes and she does sound therapy there.  She doesn’t drink alcohol addictively like her father did, she has reached out to me for help via shamanic-spiritual- holographic healing and via psychotherapeutic astrology.  She has made a good marriage, she has bought up two children successfully and she is happy here. Even though she is a quiet person she has friends. She has a good grasp of the English language.  She is very brave and she has come a long way. Her wounds are healing and she is helping others.

KICHONA’S ONE GAUQUELIN ZONE PLANETARY BODY- CHIRON

KICHONA’S STELLIUM

Even though normally I would look at the balance of elements before a client’s configurations her element distributional is a monumental area so I wish to look at Kichona’s stellium, two squares and yod first.  

Kichona has

  1. Venus 17 degrees Sagittarius  8th house
  2. conjunct Sun at 10 degrees  
  3. conjunct Moon’s North Node at 10 degrees 
  4. conjunct asteroid Ascelepius 10 degrees 
  5. conjunct 9 degrees  Neptune
  6. conjunct Mercury 01 degrees Sagittarius
  7. conjunct Atlantis 00 degrees Sagittarius
  8. conjunct Mars 24 degrees Scorpio 7th house. 

VENUS + SUN + NORTH NODE + ASCELEPIUS + NEPTUNE + ATLANTIS + MERCURY  all in the 8th house in Sagittarius  + MARS IN SCORPIO

First let’s look at Sagittarius.

Sagittarius need to have an understanding of knowledge.

They are sporty, straightforward, philosophical, freedom loving, athletic, often religious and idealistic. Of all of these Kichona is naturally athletic.  Sagittarius’s negative side is blunt, tactless, lecturing, impatient, exaggerating, argumentative, self-indulgent,  overly talkative and procrastinating.

But at the highest vibration Sagittarius is joyful, appreciative, freedom loving, free, loving and empowered. It is pure spiritual flame, that of the purple fire embodied in the holy spirit. It is eagerness, enthusiasm, happiness, positive expectations, positive beliefs and happiness.  It is the exact opposite of the lowest vibration of Moon conjunct Saturn in the 4th house- the state of lack of grace where Kichōna was as a child.

THE SUN CONJUNCT ASCLEPIUS CONJUNCT NEPTUNE CONJUNCT MOON’S NORTH NODE CONJUNCT NEPTUNE IN SAGITITARIUS   Lifetime for Kichōna in her lifetime in Ancient Greece.

This is Kichona’s spirit talking in that lifetime:

There is a green healing light everywhere, a pure green mist. I am at an ancient Greek healing hospital temple. I am an Asclepion priest, an old man with a white beard and thick white hair. I am a physician-priest. We are in the wilds of ancient Greece. It feels like Epidaurus, but it isn’t. There are many trees. The greenness is everywhere.  I wonder if we are on Earth. There are many patients who are not of the earth. Some come from earth, some come from other dimensions.  The place has an earthly appearance.  It is a holy place. It is on a star of sacred lines of power, of grace of holiness, of healing, regeneration and goodness. The lines of holiness go through here horizontally, obliquely, vertically which means fertility. Fertility of everything.

I the ancient Kichōna speak to this now in my future. Listen to me girl! Meditate on this place. Make an audiotape of my voice speaking about this sacred place and visualize it.  You need to go to this place everyday to change your vibration to the high vibration of your Sun conjunct North node. This is who you are meant to be. You in the holy pure vibration of all these planets and your Sun and NN. Come into this dimension.

Let me tell you more. The rocks here are mystical, their vibration is of the purple transformation Light of the divine.  There are small fury creatures with big eyes, like night creatures. They are alive and they are pure love. Each patient is given on of these holy pets to hold and feel their love, pure love, fun, joy. The creatures cure the patients.

There are divinities from previous civilizations, invisible but potent, powerful in their healing. This place has always been a place of power. You gain your need to heal from your long life here of many centuries.

Health-wise their Sagittarius’s vulnerable  bones are the sacral and coccygeal, femur and illium. With Sun in Sagittarius there maybe sciatica; with Mercury hip, thigh and pelvic problems, with Venus here skin ailments or hip and thigh ailments and with Neptune in Sagittarius we return to sciatica as well as poor lung capacity and breathing problems.

Here only the breathing and skin ailments are pertinent, no doubt because Venus is the ruler of Libra the sign Pluto is in and Neptune is the ruler of Pisces which is the sign of Jupiter, a vital planet in Yukiyo’s chart.  

Although Kichona has indicated that she was “sporty” from an early age and she excelled in sport,  and in her scholastic abilities, she has never indicated what sort of sport she played, nor which subjects she excelled in scholastically. She has done some certificates at Technical College (TAFE) but has not been to university.  But she has moved from her birthplace Japan to Australia where she is much happier. When she moved to Australia her Venus moved out of her 8th house into the 9th house.

So let us observe Kichona’s focus on her 8th house and see if this is the answer. Many astrologers who specialize in the effects of stelliums see people with stelliums in the 8th house as psychologically intense  and complicated people, whose deep psychological difficulties stemming from this intensity and complexity will deteriorate the physical health. This is why spiritual healing and mindfulness meditation will help this intense wary, suspicious, untrusting persona created by emotional scarring which clearly has been created by restless ancestors and the past lives who still haunt the 8th house archetypal person and is now internalized and hidden in the subconscious. I will add that such people will never be healed by one lot (5-7 past life healings and return of soul pieces). It is vital to go to    the life between life decision by the soul in their previous bardo.  Souls who exist in this state are pure and resilient and they never take into consideration that they overburdened the human body who takes on all the demands they make to delete all the past life karma.  

Being born into a “work, work, work” culture does not allow a sensitive, emotional girl with Venus conjunction Sun conjunction Neptune conjunction Ascelepius conjunction Mercury conjunction Atlantis to flourish. It crushed that child. A father who drinks and yells rather than cherishing their daughter and sitting the gentle, sensitive child on his lap and stroking her hair is unfair and heartless.  And yet Kichona’s soul chose that relentlessly harsh environment to make her evolve. At what price?

It a strange combination -Venus + Sun + Neptune +Mercury. Neptune create a uniquely nebulous feel which dissolves and rejects the solid world of work, business and reality. Neptune can be vague, dreamy, and chaotic. It dissolves strength of the other planets and the Sun. Neptune blurs everything and worse still it dissolves the barriers between the solid world of Kichona’s incarnation on earth her past lives and the interference of ancestors who are still ghosts. It would be different if Kichona was born into the Australian Aboriginal world or the American Indian world and had ancestors in both.  

I remember years ago,  when I found out that I had Indigenous ancestry on both my mother’s and father’s side and one of my friends, who had pale skin and blue eyes like mine, but whose grandparents were Australian Indigenous  people  warned me, “Be careful?”

“Of what?” I asked Dennis.

He answered, “ Your ancestors.”

“Why?” I asked perplexed.

“They invade us!”

“Huh!” I admonished.

“Come on Sis! Grow up! They never go to the Light. They stay here!’’

“Urk,” I answered, making continous urk, urk, urk noises. “Ghosts!”

“Yep! And if you go poking around in the archives looking for them and asking old aunties who are about 100 years old about your old ancestors they’ll take you over. They don’t think they’re dead and they’ll be curious, because you might not be able to see them, but they can see you and they can take your energy and you inherit all their junk, all their trauma.”

I held my throat and made a choking noise. But from that moment on I put all my energy into learning Indigenous healing. 

Kichona seems to be besieged by her ancestors in her 4thh and 8th and 6th house.

Let us go back to another of Kichona’s lifetimes:

ATLANTIS 00 DEGREES CONJUNCT MERCURY AT 01 DEGREES IN SAGITTARIUS IN THE 8TH HOUSE.

It is me, Kichona speaking. The light is yellowish green like an unripe lemon (fruit.) It is everywhere like a fog.

There are leopards here.  There are huge men with whips and chains. I try to control them, but I can’t.

A vast thick mist of purple light comes and envelopes me and everything. It is a light of love, joy, empowerment transformation.  The Divine has empowered me, changed my aura. When I say something the giant brutes and the leopards disappear.  I am no longer weak.

The Atlantean beings have shown me what I am like without the Divine empowering me.

I now go the splendid city. It is perfect and made totally of beautiful stone. This city was made by the shapers. I walk up the massive steps to the palace.  I am a herald for the royal family. They are not shapers and neither am I. 

The shapers are the archangels. They work for the Light.  I have become very good at using the violet flame. The shapers taught me. When the violet flame engulfs me I am now only powerful but I am relaxed and flexible, totally conscious and aware; never introverted or inflexible. I am not armoured by my useless internal structures created by old traumatic memories. I am empowered, joyful,   free, appreciative, loving, and enthusiastic. I listen to good advice. I am organised, have common sense and listen to my body. I am evolved.

Be like this part of you Kichona, not the past, not the fear, the emotional insecurity and psychological problems. Once you let go of them you will be free.

KICHONA’S STELLIUM

THE  T-SQUARE

 Kichona’s first T Square is a karmic configuration with Jupiter in Pisces in her 12th house squaring her Nodes (south node in Gemini in her 2nd house opposition north node in Sagittarius in her 8th house.

In some charts we would have to look at money, her finances and other people’s money. Clearly,  Kichona’s father is very generous regardless of the fact that he is following Japanese culture or not. So Kichona’s Venus conjunct Sun conjunct Neptune conjunct Mercury  and North Node does indicate a generous loving (Venus) father (Sun) who is rarely home and does drink more alcohol than he should (Neptune), but also communicates (Mercury) in loud, obnoxious, aggressive, paranoid, intense  ways (Mercury conjunct Mars in Scorpio in Kichona’s 7th house). Father also embodies quite an undesirable karmic shadow.  The North Node sits in the middle of all those planets including asteroid Asclepius which is merely minutes away from the North Node in  the 8th house. I saw this as a past life as a brilliant Hygeian-Asclepian priest-physician. I believe if she mediates on that past life daily she can channel that spiritual healing quality in this life and eradicate most of all her psychological problems which she has inherited from her ancestors (8th house),  her past lives (8th house) and her ambiguous father and destructive father who clearly inherited problems from his own father. 

This stellium of planets is opposite both her South Node in Gemini  and in the 2nd house. Kichona would do well do leave behind her old Gemini ways which do her no favours and these are :

  • vacillating,
  • unable to make up your own mind,
  • manipulating others to think like you (when her father did this to her.
  • superficial,
  • mental insecurity,
  • endlessly going to more and more courses,
  • believing what other people say rather than sticking up for your own values and beliefs,
  • chattering to others in superficial nasty ways,
  • telling other people what you think they wish to hear,
  • wanting immediate answer,

Kichona would also do herself a favour if she could let these behaviours of South Node in 2nd house go:

  • attachment to ease and security
  • possessiveness and having money and property,
  • concern with possessions,
  • being stubborn and fixed,
  • resistant to change
  • getting bogged down in being sensual
  • not decluttering
  • taking the low risk way
  • lack of self-discipline,
  • having unbending, inflexible values

Now let’s look at the square to her Jupiter in Pisces in her 12th house.

A 12th house blockage causes psychological problems such as being an introvert and hiding your feelings in your subconscious. Clearly a lot of this would be as a result of her father’s behaviour, but if she practices mindfulness and keeps going with her spiritual healing she can forget this childhood nastiness.  The build up of emotional dross causes physical illness. She needs to be honest about her feelings and emotions. Talking out her feelings with therapists or true friends can be very helpful. Harbouring toxic feelings can cause a lot of physical illness. 

Clearly much of the square between her Jupiter  and her 8th house planets and sun  is a result of her childhood , especially from her father and possibly her sister because her Jupiter does square her Sun (father ) and Mercury (sister) and her Jupiter squares her south node in Gemini (sister). Clearly saving face because of her cultural philosophy of not talking about her anger and possible jealousy  about her sister could be making her very ill. Liver damage can result from bitterness and hatred. Worry can effect her spleen and anxiety will damage her stomach and hanging onto the past will effect her bowels and colon.

Kichona’s square between her Jupiter and Venus can indicate that she actually does hate working hard.  She needs self-discipline to use her body and mind;  and she needs time management  and forward planning. This is not just lack of organization, lack of earth but laziness. She needs faith in her ability to succeed so she becomes more determined. There is not only impatience here but careless use of energy.  She needs goal setting and consolidating her resources. She has difficulty dealing with people  and this comes with this aspect, a total lack of the air element in her chart, and Pluto in her 6th house and I think her bad relationship with her sister and father.  She feels threatened by competitors and she thinks she is unfairly treated at work. She needs to be positive. She also needs to look at safety measures and getting plenty of rest to retore her energy.

Kichona also has Jupiter square Sun which indicates her total lack of moderation in her actions and values and attitiudes and philosophy on life. She needs to plan and listen to others and get over her lack of trust. That is a birth to 18 months attitude that we see in the Erikson developmental model. This is an area that hypnotherapy would help as its subconscious, but it leaks out of her and I felt it the first time she emailed me. Kichona wants help but she doesn’t trust anyone.  She needs to learn about reality and learn self-control.  The past is the past and mindfulness meditation will help her still her mind and not have flash backs. She needs a lot more rest and exercise rather than endless emotional sel-indulgence.

The stellium makes Kichona’s T square very hard and it demands elf-discipline as it is such a challenge to her and probably hurts her to read this endless list of squares to her Jupiter.  Jupiter square Mercury obviously is over the top , impulsive judgements often based on insufficient information. Again we see a lack of self-discipline in organizing her daily and long term goals. Kichona also indicates a total lack of reality between her beliefs and the truth. She is very lazy about formulating goals  and sticking to the truth. She could be misinformed and gullible, even naïve.  Many of her nervous disorders are from lack of life direction and the pain of competition. I cannot emaphasise enough that Kichona needs more rest, more time doing yoga , correct pranayama breathing, mindfulness meditation to still her mind. Sleep is vital for such a Neptunian-Piscean person.

Oh dear, again her Jupiter square Neptune emphasizes her need for self-control, self-discipline and self-indulgence so her dreams have a chance of being realized. Her great phobia about work created from her childhood has become destructive self-sabotage.  Kichona  you need to talk with your husband about being gullible and naïve and learn to be realistic. DO NOT go into the occult world and realise you need over a decade of daily self-disciplined learning in alternative healing to call yourself a healer or astrologer. If you wish to help people and charge them your healing methods must be perfect, not the result of some weekend course. Ethics and scrupulous honesty are all important in caring for others. If people are doing well it means their aura is squeaky clean and they have worked hard to get where they are.

Please read what I have said without taking offence and do one area at a time. Organising your kitchen once a month, cleaning the house,   scrubbing the bathroom and toilet, washing your car are all part of learning self-discipline and doing these tasks with joy, not resentment is vital.  You may think you have chosen a hard life but you have a happy marriage, lovely children, a home in a beautiful part of Australia, some nice friends, a generous father, a mother who adores you, grandparents who loved you   and  I did this long report of your horoscope to help you, so be happy and thank God for your life every day.  Good luck Kichona.

KINOCHA – T SQUARE – 2RD HOUSE- 8TH HOUSE NODAL AXIS SQUARE JUPITER . NORTH NODE CONJUNCT VENUS, SUN, NEPTUNE MERCURY

THE YOD

The yod that we are observing in Kichona’s chart is apex Pluto in the sixth house in Libra   quincunx Jupiter in Pisces in the 12th house  and Pluto quincunx the asteroid Typhon in Taurus in Kichona’s first house.

Astrologer Jeffrey Wolf Green believes (in Evolutionary Astrology) that the planet Pluto embodies the soul. So in Green’s eyes a horoscope  be assessed by observing Pluto’s house, geometric aspects, house and sign as well as Pluto’s “Polarity Point” (the Sign opposing the Sign of Pluto) and Pluto’s dispositor. We then observe the position of the South Node and the North Node to suggest indications of  possible past life experiences and the karmic lessons which have been repeated in prior life cycles.

In its most basic form, however, Pluto represents the instinctual habits formed in our psyche, which can influence our conscious behavior.  (In psychology, the psyche is the totality of the human mind, conscious and unconscious. In psychoanalysis and other forms of depth psychology, the psyche refers to the forces in an individual that influence thought, behavior and personality. Carl Jung defined the psyche as the totality of all psychic processes, conscious as well as unconscious. Jung saw the soul as a clearly demarcated functional complex that can best be described as a “personality”. [Jung, 1971: Def. 48 par. 797.] Psychic  energies that are not conscious control are instinctive and  an instinct is coupled with something like a philosophy of life. Instinct stimulates thought, but if people are not using their own free will, to think obsessive compulsive thinking occurs. Psychic processes which normally are consciously controlled can become instinctive when  the level of consciousness is low, due to fatigue, intoxication or depression. Jung identified five prominent groups of instinctive factors: creativity, reflection, activity, sexuality and hunger.  )

In its most rudimentary structure  Pluto represents the instinctual habits formed in our psyche, which can influence our conscious behavior.  These may include karmic tendencies or ancestral themes repeated in the life of various family members of the same bloodline. Either case, what is symbolized by this planet is largely unconscious and has to be understood through exploring what is instinctual, irrational or non-verbal in us.

My dear friend AstroHealer (Tina Rahmini) states that with Pluto quincunx Jupiter, “[A person’s]  life philosophy or chosen ideology may have been formed as a reaction against one’s instincts or psychological impulses. … [Or] one’s fundamental way of being may have been dismissed or utterly devalued by what has been inherited from the past, including karmic ties or ancestral influences. [Sometimes this quincunx configuration embodies] the possibility of a fundamental discord between one’s conscious beliefs and the accumulated karmic forces operative in one’s psyche. In other cases, the individual’s encounters with significant others or certain epiphanies may influence his or her general ideology or outlook on life. We certainly see that with Kichona’s severe reaction to her father’s brainwashing of her.

Pluto here is in Libra, a sign which acknowledges the need to keep others at arm’s length to avoid being inundated by meeting the needs of another person in a relationship. Indecisiveness has been Libra’s only defense, for which it has received considerable criticism.  And Pluto as Hades is renowned for snatching Persephone (a maiden with no experience of the inundating effect of men who would easily overcome her.) So, we see Pluto in this sign Libra in the house of the body is easily overcome by psychosomatic illness. With Pluto in the sixth house the habits, and routines, in particular how you take care of your body are vital. Homeopath-herbalist- astrologer Eileen Nauman in her book “Medical Astrology” suggests that Pluto in Libra may threaten normal kidney function (Libra). It may cause acid-alkaline imbalances in the body and possible glandular problems (page 24) and in quincunx to Jupiter in Pisces there can be liver, glucose problems or toxic conditions in the blood.

Eileen states that from the decades of experience she has had with clients, yods or quincunxes are the most suspect of high or low conditions in the body. The people with yods or quincunxes need to:

  • Pay careful attention to diet to prevent health problems.
  • They may have poor absorption of nutrients especially (with Jupiter aspecting Pluto):
  • Vitamin B6
  • 2. Chromium, (Insufficient B6 and chromium may cause pancreatic or spleen problems)
  • 3. Choline,
  • 4. Pangamic acid,
  • 5. Inositol,
  • 6. Biotin,
  • 7. Sulfur,
  • 8. Zinc
  • 9.  And manganese
  • They also with Pluto or 8th house involved need to work with the help of a psychotherapist or shamanic healer assess and work with subconscious and or ancestral problem, changing environments (which Kichōna wisely did) and have positive attitudes.
  • Eileen states that quincunx/yod people are like pressure cookers and they need to learn to relax
  • They have a huge problem understanding themselves or listening to their own body and psyche, they are deficient in understanding their own internal needs, and recognizing suppressed or repressed emotions. With all this emotional dross the emotional explosion would cause bad health (especially with Pluto in the 6th house.) Pluto or Hades is renowned for being archetypally depressive and Asperger’s syndrome in character and unable to communicate. With an extreme lack in the air element this indicates that Kichōna should be going to a therapist who specializes in teaching people communication skills (with themselves and others (her father was hardly a good example.
  • Eileen adds that the challenges of a quincunx or yod will build a strong character that can break but needs the help of therapists to be flexible and resilient
  • Eileen states that quincunx yod people need
  • 1. a sense of humour,
  • 2. Common sense,
  • 3. Flexibility and an
  • 4. Adaptable attitude to stressful events

In regard to work Kichōna clearly is a hard worker, but you are also self-willed and hatred of being controlled and prone to workplace jealousy, intrigue, power struggles and challenges. From when she was tiny the idea of work disturbed Kichōna because her mother left her alone to go to work and her father traumatized her mentally and psychologically with his cruel alcohol inflamed statements that he yelled at Kichōna and her mother when he came home from work.  He shouted his philosophical attitude of, “If you don’t work you don’t eat!” so often at Kichōna that it became her major terror and has created anxiety-fueled illnesses. The two areas that disturb Kichōna the most are her health and her phobic and obsessive attitudes to work and it is clear that the quincunx between her Jupiter in Pisces in her twelfth house and her Pluto in Libra in her sixth house embodies both.

The other astrological body that quincunxes Pluto is Typhon. Typhon was given to a TNO (Trans-Neptunian Object) in the Kuiper Belt region of the solar system, near Pluto. Mythologically, Typhon was the offspring Gaia, Mother Earth. He was a huge winged monster with the head of a human and snake coils below, the bane of mankind, who belched fire, caused huge storms and massive destruction. He was the patriarch of Cerberus, the three-headed dog that guards the entrance to the underworld. He also fathered the Chimera, a fire-breathing part lion, part goat, part snake monster. Typhon also fathered the Lemaean Hydra, was killed by Hercules and whose poisonous blood destroyed Chiron. Astrologically, Typhon represents the psychic storms, instinctual earthquakes, psychological volcanic behaviours and any disastrous experiences that threaten to devastate or annihilate people physically or psychologically.

In a yod Typhon with Pluto and Jupiter might indicate being beset by giant (Jupiter) monstrous physical, mental or unconscious psychological misfortunes and predicaments (Typhon quincunx Pluto.) It may also indicate monstrous (Typhon) karmic  or ancestral (Pluto) relationship  (Libra) problems where enraged monstrous stormy, enraged  behaviour (Typhon in Taurus) psychologically rapes  (Pluto) and almost annihilates (Typhon) Kichona’s identity and life (Typhon in 1st house.) 

KICHONA’S YOD- APEX PLUTO QUINCUNX JUPITER AND QUINCUNX TYPHON 8 DEGREES TAURUS 1ST HOUSE

THE ELEMENTS:

Kichona has five planets in water including the Moon.

She has her Sun and three planets in fire. Her Ascendant also in fire.

Kichona has no earth planets and only her Pluto in an earth house and her fickle South Node  in Gemini (as part of the T square in the 2nd house)

She has a severe weakness in the air element. She only has  Pluto in Libra.

When we calculate the final signature we find 5 planets/luminaries in the water element + 4 planets in Sagittarius, a mutable sign = mutable-water which = Pisces.

Pisces is the sign on her 12th house cusp and we see Jupiter in Pisces  at 9 degrees which is the apex of a T square and is part of a yod.

POSSIBILITIES OF BEHAVIOURS BEFORE HEALING WORK BECAUSE OF ELEMENT IMBALANCE

(High fire element) intuition and instinct strong, but the fire Sun and planets are in a water house, the 8th house of ancestral inheritance. Erin Sullivan calls this house the pontifex maximus (The Astrology of Family Dynamics, page 187) which means the bridge between the ancestors, the deeper self and the ego. Here Erin states the 8th house person (Kichōna) is the Pope or Pharoah who are the personal representatives of God. Erin suggests that this irrational house may bless or curse strongly 8th house people. Here because Kichōna with her Part of Fortune, Mercury, Neptune, Sun, Venus and asteroid Atlantis here is the psychopomp, one who speaks to Hades as well as God, thus with so many astrological significant planets in this watery domain the fiery Sagittarian stellium is sodden and  drowned fire.  

Here with the extreme Water-Fire elemental overload we see a psychological tendency to manic-depression (bipolar disorder) because of high water (an emotional personality which easily lives in a subconscious world and depression or a melancholic persona equates with a high number of planets in the water element in a horoscope)  plus high fire (Sun + 3 planets in Sagittarius + Chiron  and Ascendant and Hygeia in Aries).  We should only count luminaries and planets but the ascendant, Chiron, Hygeia stellium in a Gaugelin zone stick out.

There are no earth planets in this chart, thus boundaries are weak, organizing ability weak, common sense weak, groundedness non-existent. The earth element represents wisdom, simplicity, and independence. Earth signs are practical and like to think of the world around them in a realistic manner. They are the most stable, organised, commonsense and down to earth and practical astrological signs of the zodiac. Their friends can be sure that they can always depend on them. Our physical body is represented by earth. If you are my age and you used to watch “Lost in Sapce” on television you would say, “Danger Will Robinson!!!! Danger !!!!” when you saw lack of earth and weak, weak, weak air element.

Those born with an earth element signs are grounded. They move at a gradual pace, have realistic goals, work hard, have the power to organize what’s around them, provide for their families, are financially responsible, and they love nature. Earth signs are sturdy, calm and they live in the present. Earth people are not gullible and are resilient physically.

Will excess water chart with and water-logged fire, no earth and only Pluto in an air sign physically there will be strong ups and downs of energy and weak digestion. Psychologically there will be roller coaster feelings. Excess emotion or hysteria can weaken body fire.

The fact that she has no earth planets suggests that in the area of psychological makeup Kichona must learn to keep her astral body in her physical body, learn about boundaries, common sense, being grounded, living in the here and now (not in the past), consciously regulate her energy, by becoming aware of her body’s needs. Kichona also needs to learn to be organised,  financially, physically, time-wise, space wise and in her  diet.

The earth element belongs to the larynx (throat) and our voice and ability to hum and whistle. It belongs to our neck which can be effected by gallstones, incorrect posture, tension in our body and weak muscles. Our chest and the legs belong to the earth and they can be strengthened by lifting weights and daily walking (at least an hour). Taurus is the sign of our voice, which uses sound and words. Virgo rules the chest which  holds our shoulders. Capricorn is the ruler of our teeth, bones and legs,  and it gives our body structure, power and stealth. Capricorn people run or walk with great enjoyment.

Earth energy is physically strong and it responds to a high fiber diet. These exercises help strength: Squats, ab (abdominal) crunches and sit-ups, yoga warrior poses, balance exercises (e.g., lifting one leg while standing on the other); lift light weights and gradually increase the weight, push-ups and shoulder stands. Make these a habit, a daily habit. To regulate her excess fire Kichōna should exercise daily. Walking and swimming would be good along with one of the energies regulating exercises (yoga asanas, tai chi or qi gong.)

GROUNDING EXERCISES TO STRENGTHEN YOUR EARTH ELEMENT

Grounding is a practice that can help stop habitual flashbacks, unwanted memories, and negative or challenging emotions. These grounding techniques will help you refocus on what’s happening in the present moment.

This link has many grounding exercises. https://www.healthline.com/health/grounding-techniques#bonus-tips

STRENGTHENING WEAK AIR

Because of a weakness in the air planets and with Mars and Uranus in her 7th house my advice to Kichōna is to actively learn to interact and relate to other people.  I suggest community education classes for adults in learning communication especially as Kichona’s attachment style with her mother was an anxious pre-occupied attachment.  Kichōna became so distressed when her mother left her, she became physically ill. Pluto in Libra in her 6th house also indicates some past life problem with relationships.

We are aware, because of a horoscope of total water and fire that Kichōna has a lack of balance in her life.

Only Pluto in libra (air) and no earth. Even her houses had 7 planets in water and the planets in her house of partnership – 7th house -were in water signs and they are both combative (Mars and Uranus).

STABILISING  AND INCREASING THE EARTH ELEMENT

The earth element is associated with Muladhara or Root Chakra, which lives at the base of the spine. This chakra is related to our pelvis, legs, and feet. It is also correlated with earthly possessions and signs of safety and home – our bodies, our health, our survival, and our monetary existence. This chakra protects our day-to-day needs, and a balanced Root Chakra and earth element can promote good health and a feeling of stability and balance in life.

Earth is the element of stability, loyalty, safety, and practicality. Like the deep roots of an old oak tree, the earth element allows us to feel safe and secure in our lives and our health.  

4 YOGA POSES TO STABILISE OUR EARTH

Child’s Pose (Balasana)

A perfect opening posture, Child’s Pose is a great way to become close to the earth, tune out distractions and thoughts, and begin to feel connected to your body to prepare for a physical practice.

Warrior 2 (Virabhadrasana II)

Warrior II is powerful and strong. It’s hard not to feel like a warrior or goddess in this pose. With both feet firmly planted, and weight driving down toward the mat, the earth element is heavily activated here. The Root Chakra is stable at the base of a strong and tall spine, and this pose offers plenty of balance and stability.

Tree Pose (Vrksasana)

This balancing posture feels strong yet soft. It’s steady and simple, which allows you to have fun and become creative. You may grow your “branches” with interesting arm variations, or simply remain still and soak in the earth’s energy as it supports your body.

Low Yogi Squat (Malasana)

Malasana is a great hip opener that keeps your body close to the earth. This low squat has many variations, depending on how open your hips are. Closing your eyes in this posture and becoming connected to the energy you’re sending through your heels is the perfect way to acknowledge the earth beneath you.

In addition to these yoga postures, connecting with the earth element can be done through grounding practices (like walking barefoot outside) or simply spending more time outdoors. Eating grounding foods such as root vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots, or beets is another way to incorporate the earth element into your lifestyle.

The Earth element embodies groundedness ie.  having our roots in a solid base. The earth relates to the cycles in nature and is central to all other elements. This element is also represented by the stomach, spleen, and pancreas. In Chinese medicine, the spleen is a central organ, both physiologically and anatomically. Defects in spleen energy can affect the whole body. The spleen distributes the energy obtained from foods through the body. The other organs depend on it for life. The stomach is the receiver of nourishment, taking the energy from food for the spleen to distribute. So people with depleted stomach energy, like Kichona need to consider what they eat.

The taste of sweetness is associated with the Earth element. Just as a small amount of sweetness arouses the spleen and pancreas, an excess of sweet food can injure them, and diminish your energy level. This suggests that excessive use of sucrose  or fructose may overburden the spleen and  diminish pancreas energy.

A protein-rich diet with an iota of fat lots of whole grains, fresh and steamed vegetables, some seeds and sprouts, nuts, beans, dairy and eggs, more  fish and poultry, and a tiny amount of red meats can help build and tone the body and strengthen our base chakra and earth element. In  mid-autumn, do a juice cleanse to help eliminate the toxins that these richer, building foods introduce.

EXERCISE

A good exercise program that induces sweating helps to eliminate and cleanse toxins out of the body. A building exercise program could involve working with weights, repetitive exercises like sit-ups, leg-lifts, or push-ups, as well as walking, swimming and other sports. To complement these exercises as nature turns towards an inward cycle, make sure to do loosening and stretching exercises to help your body and joints stay loose and supple. Yoga, qi gong, and pilates are great complements to building your core as well as strengthen and loosen tight muscles and joints while enhance body function and relieve daily stress.

HERBS TO SUPPORT A HEALTHY DIGESTION

The following are some recommendations to harmonize the digestive system:

For weak acidity, and to stimulate hydrochloric acid in the stomach for better digestion, make a mild tea from rosemary, dried orange peel, and/or ripe juniper berries, and drink a small cup one-half hour before meals. These herbs can be steeped by pouring boiling water over them and let them sit in a covered pot for 15-20 minutes.

For weak digestion, avoid cold foods and drinking anything with your meals. Bitter foods, such as endive, dandelion greens, or chicory, will help strengthen the digestion. For gas, indigestion, or hyperacidity, drink a seed tea like fennel, anise, fenugreek, or cardamom seed. These can be simmered in a closed pot for 15 minutes and then allowed to sit another 15 minutes before drinking. Licorice root is a soothing and popular Chinese herb for the digestive tract. It promotes calmness and works as a mild laxative as well. It is also commonly used for sore throats, coughs, and colds. This is also a good tea after dinner mixed with peppermint and fenugreek seeds. For building immunity and increasing resistance to illness, fresh romaine, parsley and celery juice can help as well as calm the nerves. Chamomile flowers are also good for the stomach and spleen. It acts as a soothing relief for the stomach, stimulates the appetite, and helps in calming the nervous system. It is also used for menstrual irregularities and good for a relaxing and calming bath.

Spleen, stomach and pancreas are essential for the digestive process. The digestive organs and their functioning reflect the influences of diet, mental activity, and emotions. The whole digestive system is finely tuned by the nervous system, so stress of any kind affects its function. The state of your emotions is closely linked to your eating habits and your ability to process food. Being emotionally upset or under stress affects your appetite and your nourishment, while feeling happy and clear stimulates your hunger, digestive ability, utilization, and appreciation of foods.

The spleen stores blood, deletes  aged blood cells, and is the reserve organ for blood formation in the adult. In a gestational baby the spleen forms red blood cells. The spleen consists of lymphatic tissue and produces plasma cells, which make antibodies, tying the spleen to the immunologic system and thus, protection against various diseases.

The pancreas secretes hormones into the blood,  and regulates glucose usage. Insulin, the pancreas’ main hormone, lowers the blood sugar level by stimulating glucose use by the cells, or the pancreas may secrete the hormone glucagon into the blood, raising the blood sugar level. The pancreas also secretes of pancreatic enzymes directly into the small intestine assisting in the digestion of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.

MINDFULNESS-BASED COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY  for  a WEAK EARTH AND HIGH WATER  CHART

Psychologist Rebecca Crane has written a book called Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (2010). I suggest that Kichōna buys this book and studies it carefully and practices what Rebecca Crane suggests.

Rebecca makes the reader aware that mindfulness as a practice is based on the cognitive theory of “vulnerability to depression” and most certainly a person with Kichona’s Moon conjunct Saturn in Cancer in the 4th house, Jupiter in Pisces in the 12th house and Mars and Uranus in Scorpio i.e., 5 planets out of ten planets in the water element, plus her Sun, Neptune, Mercury and Venus (3 planets and a luminary) all in the 8th house; a water house, would be swamped by affect or emotion.  Hence, the vulnerability to anxiety and depression is not just high, its overwhelming.  In Cognitive Behavioral therapy such people are prone to relapses into a negative emotional or depressive state.

And with Moon conjunct Saturn in her fourth house there is frustration, insecurity, lack of comfort because Mother is busy and with Sun conjunct Neptune father is never there for you either.   Liz Greene in her excellent book The Luminaries: The Psychology of the Sun and Moon in the Horoscope states that with Moon conjunct Saturn (pp. 67-69):

  1. your mother may feel insecure and doubtful about being a good mother,
  2. she may try so hard that the baby intuitively feels her mother’s insecurity,
  3.  and she fails to meet your needs as a baby and child,
  4. You feel insecure and maybe you feel unlovable, then later on in life you willl find it hard to relax with people, be touchy and nervous and have difficulty showing love
  5. And because you feel let down by your parents you will be emotionally detached and believe people will hurt you,
  6. So, you cut off from your feelings. You believe tough people feel no pain,
  7. You also become super-productive, an over-responsible, over-achiever and you work compulsively to prove your worth,
  8. Consequently, you can never relax.
  9. Liz Greene   suggests that grief therapy is imperative for Moon-Saturn people and I agree to deal with the guilt, pain, denial of feelings and anger because of the lack of early attachment that you feel.

Consequently, Kichōna feels lonely, forms nervous attachments and has high anxiety because she has these two astrological conjunctions. 

Because the two conjunctions are in ancestral houses (Moon-Saturn in 4th house and Sun-Neptune in 8th house) it is evident that Kichona’s emotional-psychological tendencies to aversive reactions to unwanted emotions such as sadness and experiential avoidance (the attempt to remain out of contact with thoughts, emotions and body sensations) is inherited and with what Kichōna told me about alcoholism in her father’s family her aversive reactions to unwanted unhappiness or depression. 

Kichona’s choice to remove herself from the “darkness of Japan” and move to Australia, to also choose alternative medical therapies and alternative healing is sound and sensible rather than descending into substance abuse.  Kichona’s mother’s family are lovely people. Kichōna sent me her parents and grandparents birth data and there is great similarity between her horoscope and the horoscope of her substance abusing paternal grandfather.  Kichōna is to be admired for her strength.

Kichona’s Pluto, a planet that is depressive archetypally is in the 6th house of the body and health. Therefore, illnesses and disease may be caused by negative beliefs, negative mental and psychological habits and continual obsessive repetitive stories that run around and around like a mouse on a treadmill.    These illnesses and mental states are caused by rumination and they may be psychosomatic. The real problem is that this rumination is beyond conscious awareness.

People who are by nature depressive or anxious make a mild sadness persistent by rumination. Rumination:

  • Is self-focused, self-critical, repetitive negative thinking about the past,
  • Is driven by a desire to solve emotional challenges of continual unhappiness and low vibrational moods,
  •  Is brooding on difficulties, problems and things which distress us (in spiritual healing this tendency of dwelling on old problems is also a symptom of a lost soul piece);
  •  Is continually contemplating about events or people that are part of your past;
  • Is being obsessively preoccupied with thoughts about an event or person and not being able to stop thinking about it;
  • Is a learnt approach for trying to reason through your problems
  • BUT disproportionate and obsessive rumination will maintain depression and anxiety,

And it will activate and trigger depressive relapses, Unhelpful rumination asks “Why?” for example, “Why do these things always happen to me?” or “What did I do to deserve this?” or “What is wrong with me?”

Useful rumination asks “How can I act to solve this problem now?”

  1. We can see this type of ruminative thinking in Kichona’s natal Moon conjunct Saturn in Cancer,
  2. Pluto in the sixth house quincunx Jupiter in Pisces in the 12th house and
  3.  Moon in Cancer square Uranus in Scorpio and
  4. her statement that her father’s draconian dictum that, “You have to work hard to eat!”
  5. I feel I have to work hard all the time, like my parents.
  6. I can’t relax much. I can’t take holidays to enjoy my free time. I’m always thinking about work.
  7. “I can never relax, because I must work, but I can’t relax when I am not at home and it get diarrhea when I am not home. This state of mind does not just cause depression but it causes illness.

 And MINDFUL OF OUR BODILY SENSATIONS AND HABITS OF OUR MIND THAT ARE CAUSED BY OUR EMOTIONS AND THOUGHTS” PAGE 17.

 She emphasizes that you must move from self-criticism and judgmental thinking and habits so you are mindful of new attitudes   and beliefs where you are:

  1. Accepting and compassionate about yourself;
  2. Kind, warm and interested in new ways of thinking, new habits and positive thoughts about yourself;
  3. Curious about your internal experience.

You are no longer in an automatic pilot state or a robotic state where for example you might have driven ten miles and not know where you are because you have been “off with the fairies.” (Again, from a spiritual healing point of view this “space cadet” type of behaviour where you are not grounded and your astral body is way up above your head is typical of people with a number of soul pieces missing.” It is typical of a person who is dissociated.)

When we are conscious and aware of our habits and we have learned a new tool, like mindfulness we   have evolved and moved on from being unnecessarily emotional. We have new problem-solving skills.

On page 23 of her book Rebecca Crane suggests that when our mind is working in habitual ways of thinking which are ruminative and avoidant styles of thinking and emoting, we are unable to make conscious choices of how to respond to internal or external experiences because we are unconscious.  She ads that this habitual way of thinking leads to habitual emotions which are also unconscious.  Thus, because the thinking and emoting is in a constricted awareness, they can’t perceive a range of choices available.  Automatic pilot indicates that we are out of touch with reality and we can be constantly internally creating a reality that is delusional, avoidant of reality, ruminative and unconscious. If we are not conscious and not in our body our body becomes ill because our body is not being used or talked to or even valued.

MINDFULNESS EXERCISES

 Through the practice of mindfulness, we are able to become more fully immersed in the present moment, and break the chain of stress and worry. Think about the last time you were immersed on “autopilot,” or totally preoccupied in thought, aimlessly moving from task to task, with little or no awareness of where we are. You could also reflect on the last time your mind wandered into the past or the future, totally ignoring your surroundings. Examples of these types of experiences in our everyday lives include:

+ Driving to or from work, with little memory of the actual experience

+ Eating a meal or snack despite not being hungry

+ Ruminating many hours later about something your boss said to you at work

+ Daydreaming

These experiences may seem harmless, but over time they can actually wreak havoc on our mental health and emotional well-being. The exercise which I present here are from Rebecca Crane’s book Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy from page 101.

Find a comfortable place to sit where there are no distractions. Set aside around ten minutes. Sit or lie (I prfer lying.) Close your eyes, or choose a spot on the floor or ceiling in front of you to focus your gaze.

1. Begin by taking three easy and gentle breaths in through your nose, followed by slow and steady exhales. With each breath, feel yourself slowing down and becoming more immersed in the presnt

2. If you notice your mind wandering or your thoughts drifting, simply notice this and return your attention and awareness to your breath. You may notice your mind wandering at many points during this meditation; it’s simply what our mind does. Merely observe this tendency, and without judgment, return your awareness to your breathing.

3. Bring full attention now to your breathing. As you inhale and exhale, observe where in your body you notice your breath the most. Perhaps it’s in your chest, as you feel it rise and fall with each breath. Others notice their breath most strongly in their nostrils, as the air passes coolly on the way in, and slightly warmer on the way out. Still others notice the breath most clearly in their stomach and abdomen, as it rises and falls with each passing breath. Wherever it is, take a moment to simply notice where the breath is most clearly felt in your body.

4. Notice how it feels to fully focus on your inhale. As you inhale, notice any particular feelings of tension or strain, and notice the sensation of your lungs and abdomen filling up as you inhale.

5. Now gently shift your awareness to focus more on your exhale. With each exhale, notice what it’s like to feel your breath passing out through your nostrils. And observe, without judgment, anything that you feel in your body.

6. For the next few minutes, continue to breathe gently and evenly. Feel the breath as it comes in through your nose, followed by a steady exhale.

7. Notice what’s happening in your mind. If you notice your mind wandering or your thoughts drifting, don’t judge yourself or react self-critically. Simply notice this, and gently redirect your attention and awareness back to your breathing.

8. After ten minutes, gently open your eyes and bring your awareness back to your surroundings. Allow yourself to bask in the comfort and tranquility of the present moment.

LOOKING AT DAYDREAMING OR BEING OBSESSED OLD MEMORIES – A DIFFERENT VIEW

We can see that when Kichōna talks about her father raving,  verbally abusive, having drunk excess alcohol. It’s it is a fearful memory, but how many decades ago did it happen. And it is no longer reality.  But it is to her.

It might be her reality because part of her is still there, stuck while her enraged father threatens Kichona and her mother because a fragment of her soul is still there.

The other side of the coin that a really good psychotherapist- psychological astrological healer must consider if the client has a history of illness (both mental and physical) and they have many planets in the water houses (the 4th, 8th and 12th) is that these houses are liminal places; portals or doorways to ancestors, past lives and other dimensions and interdimensional portals include retrograde planets, Pluto and Saturn and the Moon’s Nodes. 

KICHONA’S INTERDIMENSIONAL PLANETS THAT MAY BE INTERFERING WITH HER NORMAL FUNCTIONING

Kichona’s Retrograde planets and asteroids: Hygeia in Aries 1st house; Chiron Aries 12th house; Saturn Cancer 4th house

Kichona’s Karmic planets that seem to interfere in our earthly lives: Pluto in Libra in 6th house; Saturn in 4th house in Cancer retrograde; South Node in Gemini in 2nd house

Liminal planets: Neptune in Sagittarius in the 8th house.

Apex planets. Pluto as apex of a yod with typhon and Jupiter.  And Jupiter as apex of T square with Moon’s Nodes.

THERE ARE TWO WAYS OUT OF RUMINATION.

 ONE IS MINDFUL MEDITATION AND THE OTHER IS SPIRITUAL HEALING.  LET US LOOK AT MINDFULNESS FIRST

  1. However, when we practice mindfulness, being constantly mindful of our rumination we can consciously direct our attention. 
  2. We can feel our sensory experiences and the physicality of our body at any given moment. 
  3. Rather than evaluating and criticizing constantly our attitudes and beliefs become open and accepting.
  4. The habit of frittering away most of our day lost in rumination or obsessive thinking about an idea, situation, or choice means that we have lost our normal mental functioning.” But meditation is a mindful way of breaking this spell.

KICHONA’S ANCESTRAL SYNASTRY

Kichona’s mother and maternal Grandma also have a Moon -Saturn aspect like Kichōna.

Kichōna has Moon Cancer conjunct Saturn in the 4th house. Her mother has Moon in Gemini square Saturn in Virgo. This reveals that Kichona’s Grandma was unavailable for her daughter which is true. She has Moon Cancer square Saturn in Aries and Moon opposition Uranus. Kichōna also has Moon in Cancer square Uranus.  It appears that Kichona’s maternal great grandma was highly codependent and lacking in boundaries.  Kichona’s maternal grandma has Moon in Cancer conjunct Neptune in Cancer.

Consequently, it is clear that there is a long line of women in Kichona’s maternal line who are insecure about their role as mothers.  

KICHONA’S WHOLE CHART

CONCLUSION

I hope you have enjoyed and found helpful this analysis of a complex chat which includes a yod, a stellium, a T-Square, all in the context of a funnell shaped chart with no earth and only Pluto in air.

This chart is extremely challenging and Kichona’s soul took on too much for one lifetime.

I do hope Kichona chooses to do her mindfulness exercise, continue to do spiritual healing to delete the difficulties of her ancesters and to delete the trauma of many past life. She already has had seven healings and I would encourage her to do more as she seems much, much more positive since the healings.

Blessings and joy to all who read this from,

Hilary

YODS IN SYNASTRY AND HOW CAN a YOD POINT TO THE NEED FOR A SOUL RETRIEVAL ?

 By Hilary Bond PhD . All rights reserved. Copyright.

YODS IN SYNASTRY AND HOW CAN A YOD POINT TO THE NEED FOR A SOUL RETRIEVAL ?

 By Hilary Bond PhD . All rights reserved. Copyright.

INTRODUCTION

“All his professional life Chief Inspector Gamache had asked questions and hunted answers. And not just answers, but facts, but to Gamache feelings were more important. They were much more elusive and dangerous than facts, and they were what he really looked for. He looked for people’s feelings, because feelings would lead him to the truth.   

Louise Penny. The Long Way Home. Page 4.

Louise Penny’s novel, The Long Way Home” is part of a long series of fascinating books where Peter, Clara’s husband is a minor character.  In “the long way home” his wife’s and her friend’s search for Peter is the major theme of the book.  The vital clue that the central character, Inspector Gamache, finds, to help Clara find her husband, is the fact that Peter has changed completely by going to Scotland to a place called the “Garden of Cosmic Possibilities” a place where our earthly dimension is at one with a heavenly dimension.  It is obvious to totally Gamache that stuffy, staid Peter who painted photographically correct black, white and grey paintings that sold well, had changed when he went to the cosmic garden. In fact, it is obvious to me that he regained his spirit in that wild Scottish landscape. The paintings that Peter left with his Uranian niece or nephew Bean (no one knew Bean’s sex) were wildly colourful and full of smiling lips; copies of the magical “Garden of Cosmic possibilities”.  Peter’s vicious, self-centered narcissistic, critical, pompous parents had caused Peter to be a living shadow, skeptical, jealous and critical of his outrageous loving, artist wife, who everyone adored.  Clara’s best friend, Myra, a large African-American psychologist had supported Clara emotionally for all the years of her marriage. She too went with Gamache and Clara on their quest to find Peter.

It felt right to be re-reading “The Long Way Home” when I was working with a lovely client whose life had had endless cold water thrown on her by her cold narcissistic father. But how many clients do I have with abusive parents? Lots and lots, in fact all the people who come to me have a history of childhood abuse and emotional neglect.  And so many of my client-patients still allow their parents and or siblings to interfere in their lives because they have been brainwashed by these so called carers to   deny themselves.

So, as it has been obvious to me for so many years, because of my knowledge of attachment theory, that our lifetime relationships reflect the relationship we had with our parents. Thus, I present to you today with compassion one couple’s relationship with each other and their relationships with their critical parent or caregiver. 

Do my clients all have yods? No, but most do. Do they all have failed marriages? No but many do.

WHAT DO YODS IN SYNASTRY LOOK LIKE.

Thwarted feelings. Being stared at because you expressed your feelings, but what is worse: being ignored. When you talk your partner looks at the floor. The shutters go down. There is no one home. It’s impossible to communicate with someone when they have escaped to some other realm. They are sitting next to you, but they are studying the hair on their arms, or picking at their fingernails, looking at the birds through the window.  How many years have you endured the robotic, uncaring partner?  Or are they unconscious, or perhaps low in sugar. Do they need another cigarette or hit of milk coffee? You can’t scream in anger, its not your way, but what can you do?

“I am stuck,” you think!

Feeling stuck between a rock and a hard place is the sure-fire sign that you have either a synastry yod or one composite chart yod (or more) between you and your partner.

How long is it since you laughed and laughed? Stress steals our joy, leaving us humorless and serious. But lightness and fun haven’t disappeared forever, they may be buried beneath the snow of a long wintery life season, a phase that is not insurmountable. There is life under the snow and we can find it if we look deep beneath the snow, under the earth. Laughter will bloom again. Grasp that hope.

THE PRESENTING PROBLEM

THE SYNASTRY BI-WHEEL YODS IN SUSAN’S AND IAN’S HOROSCOPES.

Susan’s chart with her Pluto at 26 degrees of Leo in the 3rd house is on the outside. Wayne’s chart with his Moon in Cancer at 5 degrees Cancer in his 2nd house is on the inside.

 I looked at a partnership that had floundered long ago, and Wayne had left but they kept their house and he eventually came back. After this they stayed together because she was trapped legally by a document she had signed unwittingly. The first document   was a bridging loan where an old loan on their house was being changed for a new bank where their mortgage payments were much less expensive. What the husband didn’t mention was that buried under that document was   another document where she was to agree to be the guarantor for her husband’s loan for what turned out to be a worthless business. The mortgage payments were huge and five years later the bank rang her and said, “Mrs.….  do you have ten thousand dollars to pay the arrears in your husbands loan repayments.”

This legal bind was horrific for her because she had her Venus in Sagittarius and her Ascendant in Sagittarius. She had planned for years to leave when her daughter left school in 2010. She needed her freedom Her Moon in Libra was ruled by her Venus. Her South Node   was in Cancer and her Moon ruled her South Node.  It was an astrological spiral where her South Node in Cancer in her 8th house seemed to be the key. Her South Node in Cancer symbolised her toxic family, possible inheritance of money but also past lives, ancestral lives and interdimensional lives. The way out was one or more soul retrievals.

BUT LET’S LOOK AT THE HOPES, DREAMS, FEELINGS AND BEHAVIOUS OF EACH PARTNER IN REGARD TO THEIR YODS IN SYNASTRY.

 Susan and Wayne had two yods in synastry.

YOD 1. WAYNE’S VENUS AS THE APEX OF A SYNASTRY YOD WITH SUSAN’S PLUTO AT 26 DEGREES LEO IN WAYNE’S 3RD HOUSE QUINCUNXING WAYNE’S VENUS. WAYNE’S VENUS IS QUINCUNXING SUSAN’S NEPTUNE IN LIBRA IN WAYNE’S 5TH HOUSE.

WAYNE’S VENUS IN PISCES in his 10th house (and Susan’s 4th house) was the apex of a yod. Susan’s Pluto in Leo in his 3rd house quincunxes Wayne’s Venus and her Neptune in Libra also quincunxes Wayne’s Venus.

This seemed to indicate that she could look into his past lives and his subconscious (her Pluto in his 3rd house) but their past lives together kept her stuck in a perpetual bind with him even though he didn’t seem to evolve. With Pluto in his 3rd house and on his IC, he was unconsciously copying his cruel, hard hearted father. Maybe she felt it was delusional or illusional (Neptune quincunx his Venus) because when she looked at him clearly, she was more in love with the idea of being in love and she was in love with a romantic liaison when he really did not love her.

YOD 2. SUSAN’S MERCURY IN THE OUTSIDE WHEEL AT 6 DEGREES AQUARIUS QUINCUNX WAYNE’S MOON IN INSIDE WHEEL AT 5 DEGREES CANCER IN HIS 2ND HOUSE AND SUSAN’S MERCUCRY QUINCUNX WAYNE’S PLUTO AT 3 DEGREES LEO.

SUSAN’S MERCURY IN AQUARIUS in her 3rd house and in Wayne’s 9th house quincunxes Wayne’s Moon in Cancer in his 2nd house and Wayne’s Pluto in in Virgo on his 3rd/4th house and IC.

Susan’s Mercury in Aquarius in his 9th house meant that she had presented him limitless possibilities of evolving in his consciousness and learning to heal, but because of his Pluto on his 3rd/4th house cusp he was frozen in the past, in his relationship with a now dead father, who appeared to have always despised Wayne.  Wayne’s behaviour mimicked his father’s emotional and physical cruelty to his wife.  Wayne also had not evolved in approximately 20 years of marriage. His cold Moon (opposition Saturn) quincunxing her outgoing, hopeful Mercury swamped her thinking with his gloomy emotions. Wayne’s Moon opposing his Saturn in Capricorn in his 7th house makes him a cold (Saturn) marriage partner (7th house) and this fact is bound up with a past life (Saturn) or Wayne’s father’s teachings or his father’s ancestral heritage. Susan told me that Wayne’s father was an outrageously rude and cruel man who did not want Wayne and may have wanted to put Wayne up for adoption.  The family lineage was one of poverty and unmarried mothers.

SUSAN’S VALUES AND BELIEFS

  1. Vivacious Susan with her Sagittarius ascendant hated deceit.  She liked open, clear communication and she expected people to tell the truth. (But Wayne constantly lied and mostly in matters of finance. Susan’s ascendant conjunct her Venus fell in Wayne’ s 7th house, so this was not promising.)
  2. Susan also had Mercury in Aquarius and consequently she has an eternal thirst for not just knowledge but for spiritual and holistic knowledge (9th) house and she is endlessly innovative, ground-breaking and pioneering in her ways of thinking and thinks outside the proverbial square (Mercury in Aquarius). She listens daily to information and advice from her spiritual (divine and ancestral) guides.  She loves to communicate; debate and she loves to see (Mercury in Aquarius) others evolve in consciousness.  (But Wayne just liked smoking and drinking coffee with his mates, spending hours watching videos on his computer and fixing machinery. They had no communal friends or social life.)
  3. Susan’s Moon in her 11th house in Libra means that friends mean a great deal to her. Because of her Moon she values a lack of conflict but does like academic debates where people act in a civilized manner. With her Moon in the 11th house, she values being humane and humanitarian. (Again, although Wayne will stop to help people with their broken-down cars stranded in isolated places, he is just as likely to stop and strip a car that is broken down by the road and then sell the parts. Susan despises such actions. Wayne is also a misogynist and so was his father.)
  4. Susan’s Neptune on the cusp of her 11th house and 12th house indicates that firstly she likes to have spiritual friends and secondly, friends that are conscious and aware. Because she has her Neptune in Libra she likes being in spiritual groups where people speak together harmoniously without acrimony and conflict.  (Waynes friends are other mechanics or fitters and boiler makers. They talk about get rich quick schemes.)
  5. With her Pluto in Leo in her 10th house conjunction her midheaven she values her own power and determination, but she has been subject to being bullied by her stepmother, one of her siblings, her mother and fellow teachers when she was employed in schools. Her Pluto is the apex of one of her own natal yods and its quincunxes Wayne’s Venus in Pisces, so she gives away her power because she feels sorry for him. However she has lost trust in him because he conned her and this took away her power.  She realizes this is codependence and is considering a divorce. (Depending on his mood Wayne can be a critical bully.)

WAYNE’ S VALUES AND BELIEFS

 When I have tried to communicate with Wayne it is very difficult.  He is not a person who will look you in the eye.

He frequently escapes to smoke cigarettes or have a cup of coffee or milk coffee, so his addicts and habits seem to keep him constantly walled off from the world.

He does have his Sun opposite his Pluto in Virgo and his Moon opposite his Moon so it seems he is carrying a great deal of karmic baggage and with his Saturn in his 8th house the karmic baggage is also his father’s baggage and his ancestral baggage.  His Pluto in his 3rd house conjunct his immun coeli seems to confirm this family baggage

His early life was so terrible with no joy. Hi father had insisted there was to be no celebration of Christmas or of anyone’s birthday. The first birthday Susan ever spent with Wayne she gave him a lot of presents and a beautiful lobster lunch and he threw the lot at the wall and stamped out shouting obscenities. Even though he has had many soul retrievals it seems his core self or core identity is missing somehow.

SUSAN’S JOURNEY

And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

Matthew 10:36

Susan’s mother had two sessions of electro-convulsive therapy whilst she was pregnant with Susan. Susan ‘s mother only told her about the fact that she spent time in a lunatic asylum when Susan was 24 after Susan had endured years of severe headaches and vomiting bouts. She never apologised to Susan about the fact that Susan was partially deaf even when she was little. Susan’s mother told her friends that Susan did not concentrate and she never took her to the doctor to check her hearing.

Of course, Susan’s mother, the blueblood Faith, with her impeccable family lineage, blamed Susan’s father. Faith did a lot of blaming.   After Faith died when Susan was 61, Susan joined a genealogical company where she could meet genetic relatives. She found out the truth about Faith’s family which had been a deep, dark secret before faith died. Anyone with yods will have ancestral secrets and ancestral problems. These secrets which always are inherited by a family catalyst are yoddish criteria. Yods can also reveal indifferent health and financial problems and of course “I’ll be damned if I do, I’ll be damned if I don’t [Catch22] problems “especially during childhood.  Another way of describing these Catch 22 problems is that the person is often caught between a rock and a hard place. (They may not be able to escape an abusive and or emotional or physically neglectful family).

The truth was that Susan’s maternal grandmother ‘s side of the family had a long and heartbreaking history. Yes, Susan’s maternal family were wealthy and socially impeccable but underneath Susan’s maternal ‘s grandmothers’ ancestry was genealogical quicksand.

Susan’s maternal great-great grandfather had escaped from Mexico in the late 1840s and become a seaman on a tramp steamer. He had First Nations American mother and a Spanish-Mexican father.  A clever man, he soon became a cook on the steamer.  He finally disembarked in Sydney Australia and married a rich English woman. He fathered three children to her.  He escaped frequently to the goldfields of Bathurst as a cook to earn money. On one of his returns to Sydney he met another woman, a Scottish woman, who had come alone from Scotland. He married her. He had not divorced his other wife. Legally his act is known as bigamy and in those days, it meant being jailed and returning to the first wife and making sure she had enough money to bring the children up.

Did he return to his first wife? Of course, not and one of his children from his first marriage died of starvation. He was accruing a lot of bad karma wasn’t he.

I don’t have his day or even his month of birth but Susan’s great great grandfather seemed to be a very low-level Neptunian-Sagittarian character, one who escaped endlessly, was a liar and even though he worked hard he was not responsible, but it seems he was charming and he was a hard worker.

Susan’s Spanish-Mexican-First Nation’s American great-great grandfather then changed his name to Norman Jones and disappeared with his new wife to Queensland. It was a long walk to the goldfields and his wife was pregnant. She had the baby at one of the gold fields. They traipsed around Queensland gold fields for close on ten years after having five children, finally returning to the capital city where Norman and his son worked in a coal mine. Then they struck gold. Norman found a job as the chef at a lunatic asylum, the only lunatic asylum in the whole capital. From then on, the whole family worked there. They built a house and prospered.  The children all had successful marriages. Did they really? Mmmm?  They all still worked at the lunatic asylum.  What happened to Norman with his itchy feet?   

One day in late 1876 (he was born in 1835 and he still would have been young and handsome and because his children were all attractive) he did not come home. It was as though he had disappeared off the face of the earth.     His youngest child was 3 months old.

Susan met a fourth cousin in 2016. They discussed Norman, their common great-great grandfather.  Did he leave with a third wife they asked each other? Was he murdered by a lunatic inmate? They had no proof and no real ancestors. Susan’s cousin said the family house had burned down ten years before, so drat, we’ll never know. But Susan did know that Norman was one of the pieces of her yoddish jigsaw.

Susan’s maternal grandmother’s maiden name was German. For typical working people in Germany, who were forced to endure land seizures, unemployment, increased competition from British goods, and the repercussions of the failed German Revolution of 1848, prospects in Australia or the United States seemed bright. Ninety percent of the German immigrants went to the USA where all German cultures and religions mingled. But Susan’s German ancestors weren’t working people. They were aristocrats and Susan’s great-great-great grandfather Hindrich was a Prussian army officer.

Trauma and tragedies create terrible problems for the descendants for the families.  Not just stress, trauma.  Hindrich and his wife Anna had three older offspring, two girls and one boy and Anna had three wee souls: Hindrich Jnr and his twin Renate and   Ernst.  Before they left Anna fell ill and had an eye removed.  She was only 33 and her husband 54. On the ship out to Australia the conditions were totally lacking in sanitation. Diphtheria killed three quarters of the people aboard and Anna and her little girl were pitched into the sea before they were dead.

Once they landed Hindrich Senior found foster parents for the two tiny boys and took his young male son to find work. The two teenage girls managed to find husbands, but Ernst and Hindrich Jnr never saw their father again. They were abused physically and psychologically by the foster parents and by their teenage years they were both alcoholics. Hindrich married and prospered financially but he died soon after he turned forty from liver and kidney damage (from alcoholism). Ernest was quite brilliant and became very wealthy by running boat services, buying huge swarths of land, establishing timber mills and owning and running restaurants. His wife, the hard-working daughter of a chef made him stop drinking and she ran the financial side of the business, plus she specialized in wedding cakes for European royalty.  Ernst’s wife was a workaholic like her Scottish mother. She drove all the children incessantly, until only one stayed, Susan’s grandmother.  The other children escaped.

But the war, WWI intervened and Ernest was put in a prisoner of war camp as an enemy alien. His wife died of peritonitis after a year, that same year that her son was blown to bits on the Western Front.  Susan’s grandmother was only 22. Her hair went white overnight and she became obsessive about the family business and getting her father out of prison.  Two of Susan’s grandmother’s siblings became quite strange and when Susan’s great grandfather Ernest was freed, he went back to drinking until he sank into cancer. Susan’s grandmother never really recovered her sanity.  Only the middle son of the five surviving children was sane and normal. In fact, he was a total delight.  For twenty years Susan’s grandmother supported her father and worked long hours seven days a week to shore up all the businesses.  But when old Ernst died the strange two siblings who had deserted the family bought a court case against Susan’s grandmother, saying their father’s will was unequal. They gossiped and made trouble.  Susan’s grandmother tried so hard to raise her youngest brother, who was only nine when his mother died, but he too became an alcoholic and then a bigamist (like his maternal grandfather).      

So, now you will have realized that bizarre behaviour comes from a childhood of abuse and emotional neglect? But it can be also inherited from ancestors.

Susan’s grandmother didn’t have time for talking, but she made beautiful clothes for her only child, gave her expensive partners and spoiled her. She sent her to an expensive school.  Susan’s mother came home from her expensive school and resented her mother for being so old (she was 50) and cut up her mother’s clothes.  Susan’s mother was a lazy woman. She didn’t like working which incensed her mother and Susan’s mother like Susan’s grandmother became a blamer.

After two years of this behaviour Susan’s grandmother had had enough. So, she put Susan’s mother in the “the lunatic asylum.” Have you put two and two together? Yes, it had to be the lunatic asylum where Norman (Susan’s great -great escapist grandfather) was the chef. So, we assume that Susan’s maternal grandmother must have believed that lunatic asylums were good places, therefore she had been brainwashed too or could we be dissemblers and say it was a pleasant family belief.  Thus, we know that abuse and neglect in one form or another or perhaps severe trauma must have come down through the generation to Susan’s mother. It was both actually, so now we come back to Susan’s mother.

Addiction’s a terrible thing. It’ll steal your friends, family, career and your sound judgement. It’ll steal your soul.  And when there’s nothing left it’ll take your life.

Louise Penny. How The Light Gets In. p. 497

Susan’s mother, a rather twisted mother, who was a medical addict, stole a soul piece of her Susan’s brain because she was jealous of her beauty. (Do people steal soul pieces? Yes, they do and some people give them away too.) Susan’s mother was actually quite beautiful, but she had to be the queen of the hen yard, so he hoped Susan would be retarded. Why?  Why on earth would anyone wish their child to be sub-normal.  Let me hypothesize.

It seems that Faith (Susan’s mother) decided very early in her life that she could not compete with her brilliant parents.  They both represented their state in two sports. Both were very clever and very popular.  Susan’s mother couldn’t compete so its’s clear that she aimed low to avoid disappointment. She eventually became a nurse. You ask perhaps, what sort of nurse? Can you guess where she worked?  She worked at the family asylum. It was the place to be.  Of course, she became a psychiatric nurse because it is easy to assume, she was impressed by the asylum.

Beliefs can often be as strong as brainwashing and abuse.

So, can ghosts be suffocating and draining, parasitic influences as many ancestors hang around families thinking they are protecting people, when they should go back to the light.

Susan did have a father who came from an extraordinary family and he had been bought up and mentored by extraordinary people.

Now let us return to Susan who had begun learning shamanism in her mid-twenties.  At that time, she had transiting Chiron quincunxing her natal Neptune and transiting Uranus conjuncting her ascendant in her first house. Transiting Neptune was in her first house. Transiting Pluto, Saturn and Hygeia were sextiling her natal Pluto, but the sextile wasn’t strong enough to keep her on her correct soul path. She did become a counseller though, something she continued throughout her life.

Then she married a very conservative man who could not have coped with such behaviour as learning shamanism.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s she began delving into healing techniques again.  She learned Chironic healing and she began Learning some kinesiology techniques some as structure function. Around this time her transiting Pluto conjuncted her Saturn. Saturn and Pluto are two of the most karmic placements in one’s chart so this meant her past life karma was coming through.

Then in 1995 her husband left and she travelled to Glastonbury. Transiting Neptune and Saturn were conjuncting her Sun. Chiron was also sextiling her sun.  After visiting Glastonbury, she kept on having spontaneous past life visions of other people and herself. 

She has many healing experiences but also romantic turmoil, confusion and she was beset by tricksters. She was conned out of a lot of money.  Transiting Neptune and Uranus were also squaring her natal Neptune. She still did not know about grounding and she still had no common sense. 

Susan reached her Chiron return in 2005 and felt there was something terribly wrong. Her Chiron was conjunct her Sun, but she never took much notice of the doom and gloom stories about Chiron.  She knew she constantly self-sabotaged herself by inadvertently blurting out silly things even though she was brilliant and had achieved a high level of education. She had lost jobs as a university teacher because of her tactlessness.  She knew she was gullible and had no common sense.  She spent five years going to a shamanic practitioner and then she gave up. Finally, after about eleven years this soul piece and a couple of other soul pieces, that her mother had stolen, came to light when her mother was dying. She had gone back to her old shamanic healer. And finally, with transiting Pluto in mid-Capricorn squaring her Moon the stolen soul pieces came to light. She was devastated, because she had gone deaf as well and lost her career.

But by now she was a highly qualified healer in many modalities something that she never would have done had she not been continually ill and felt she was inexplicably self-sabotaging.

She found it hard to believe her mother could be that rotten and mean.    And she was very angry.  She found exercise, yoga, walking on the beach and connecting with nature grounding and soothing.

Finally, in the 2017, 208, 2019 and 2020 with Pluto conjuncting her North Node and her Sun Susan has achieved common sense, grounding, she is no longer gullible. She has become financially stable and highly organized.  She had lost many, many soul pieces as a child, as a teenager and it wasn’t until her late forties until she began to get her soul pieces back. In her years of healing and learning healing she was given many soul pieces by her divine guides. 

Even though after the age of nine Susan’s life became very hard (she and her siblings were beaten regularly because the women looking after them had a violent temper and she disliked the children), Susan’s saving grace had been her beloved paternal grandparents (who now are her guides in the spirit world). Her Nana gave her a loving example of a normal person who believed unfailingly in Jesus, and even though her Granddad had died when she was nine, her Nana stayed alive until she was 36. She also had many loving mentoring school teachers and they arranged to have her looked after at church by loving church elders. Even though Susan’s stepmother blew hot and cold, frequently accused Susan of lying and was jealous, and divisive, there was always delicious food to eat and she did teach Susan to paint and sew.  Because of the early love from her grandparents Susan attracted many mentors. Her shamanic mentor Eileen Nauman has been a steady influence for many years. Her father and stepmother’s alternate medical beliefs and her own determination to never give up, no matter how bad things became guiding lights in her life as are his divine guides such as Jesus, the Christ, Mother Mary, Archangel Michael, Raphael and Chamuel.

SOUL JOURNEYS (from his yods) FOR WAYNE

His first past life is PLUTO ON THE CUSP OF HIS 3RD/4TH HOUSE

This lifetime is as a mercenary soldier. The time seems to be around the time of four thousand years ago. It feels like a Roman life but is more likely to have been in ancient Uruk in the area around modern-day Bagdad and we need to remember there were forests and a great deal of vegetation then. He is killed in a battle but he has slaughtered many people in his short life. He seems about age 28. He values wolves a great deal    and he has tamed a wolf and always travels with it. He is a loner with only the wolf for company.  He does have shamanic powers but uses them to mesmerize and bewitch.  His soul piece from that life is with the wolf that is his power animal in this life and his power animal and he enjoy frightening others.

WAYNE’S PAST LIFE FOR HIS MOON IN CANCER AT 5 DEGREES IN HIS 2ND HOUSE

At this time Wayne’s natal moon has been quincunxed by transiting Saturn which means he is totally stuck and needs to consider a change in his values, attitudes and financial situation.  

 We see “bleak nights with no moon.”

I am told that Wayne is stuck in time.

“Why, “I ask.

I am told, “He has been caught by a wizard-wiseman stealing from others and trying to bewitch someone to do his bidding.”

The wiseman speaks, “I am Bendow the wiseman-magician,” and he points at Wayne, “This young man is a great man’s son, but he has taken the path of darkness, the easy road. Life has always been easy for him. He must learn a lesson.”

“Have you no mercy,” I say.

“No, “he answers calmly. “He has done this too many times; inflicting his power on others.”

He tells me, “Come back in a week.”

I will ask Jesus to help me to do a soul retrieval in one week.

WAYNE’S VENUS IN PISCES AT 24 DEGREES LIFETIME

(At this time Wayne natal Venus is being sextiled by transiting Pluto.)

I seek a soul retrieval for Wayne. I see mist and fog everywhere; everything is thinking murky green like a thick fog around a swamp.  Ghouls and ghosts abound; half- people, half dead; half-alive.

I call into the mist and vileness, “Why is this happening?”

I see a figure with a shawl, a hat and staff coming out of the fog. “Who are you?” I call.

“I am Bendow again, the wiseman-magician.”

I ask, “Why are you here? This should be a life of joy and love.”

“No Susan”, he answers.

“I am not Susan” I answer.

“You are here for Susan, surrogate for Susan, so I’ll call you Susan. He has used you and hurt you. You always forgive him. I know your trust has run out. Don’t pretend.” He waits and then adds, “He had a chance. This lifetime was given to him to develop compassion and learn about love. He is a milk sop living in the past. Life is for living. He is being his nasty old Daddy. How boring for you Susan. You are not his Mummy.  You have given him the gift of love, but still the sooky baby hurts you. I say, “He needs to grow up quicky and get over himself.”

“The swamp of misery is of his own making. “

“I know of the cave of lost children. Is this swamp of misery a place where stuck soul pieces hide?”

“Yes, “Bendow answers and disappears.  

CONCLUSION

If we want to change enough, we all can call for help to whoever we believe to be our guiding light rather than be stuck in the swamp pf misery. The choice is ours.

I wake up every morning and thank all my divine guides, ancestral guides and power animals. I thank them before I go to sleep.

Doing one act of kindness for another a day is also one of my guiding principles.

With love to all who read this from,

Hilary

REFERENCES

https://starcounsell.wordpress.com/

https://www.louisepenny.com/

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I am begining a wonderful year in 2021. I send my personal love to you and universal love for everyone who reads this post to help all your positive wishes come true ~ hilary~

First of all, I wish to thank the person whose internet name is ivylog for putting a like on all my posts. Thankyou so much.  I wish I knew who you are so I could like your posts and help you in some way.

I have begun doing astrology and healing professionally again, plus trying to finish my book, plus write and finish “WordPress” articles, so my garden has suffered and so has my housework.   To say I am busy is a euphemism.

Today is Australia Day and I went to the beach and just wasted two hours.  I haven’t been to the beach for 7 months and I love the beach.

A gorgeous Australian beach where I have been.

It made me feel much more energized though and helped me think more clearly. Lots of people were having barbeques and swimming at a lovely “welcome to dogs beach” and everyone was having such fun.  The energy was vibrant and alive. The fields on the way were bright green, full of growing lush sweet potatoes, lavender, watermelons, sunflowers, sugar cane and tomatoes.  The drive out and the beach was heavenly. I wish this sort of verdant, Jupiter in Taurus (in a good geometric aspect) year for you.

I’m hoping some of you loved my camel article and I am just about to try to finish my ‘Transiting Neptune to Natal Saturn” article.

What else is happening?

HYGEIA IS AT 9 DEGREES OF LEO.  When transiting Hygeia is in that placement those of us with a high vibration can feel optimistic, self-assured, creative, magnetic and ambitious, but if your consciousness and awareness is low you might feel vain, pretentious , boastful,  “bored with the peasants” and overbearing so its time for our heart, our universal heart to be ignited and full of love, because lately I have seen overweight people with barrel chests who are known to be on the brink of a heart attack say incredibly      arrogant things. Humility endears you to everyone, so does kindness and caring and they all come from a heart centered person with a Leoish   soul.

TRANSITING HYGIEA IS IN MY SIXTH HOUSE right now and I have started work again. I love my work. It makes me feel great. I am watching my health carefully and listening to my body; adhering to my sensible daily habits and being extra careful because of COVID-19 19. I am doing everything I can think of to prevent bad health; taking special antioxidants to regenerate my liver, kidneys and gallbladder because I also have transiting Pluto quincunxing my natal Pluto in my sixth house. So, if you are in a similar situation guard your health and send love to your body daily.  

Where is Hygeia falling in your chart?   I don’t have any planets at 9 degrees. Do you? But my progressed ascendant is at 4 degrees Taurus, so I am guarding my health and enjoying the wonders of nature; watching the moon at night, the stars in the sky, watching the sun come up and the sun go down. I sat on a log this morning as the waves pounded the shore inches away and felt the energy rejuvenating my base chakra.

I do hope similar wonderful events are happening for you.

Take care

~ Hilary !

TRANSITING NEPTUNE in Pisces ASPECTING NATAL SATURN

TRANSITING NEPTUNE in Pisces ASPECTING NATAL SATURN    by Hilary Bond PhD. This article is copyright.

Transiting Neptune trine natal Saturn. “Help me. I’m sinking rapidly in quicksand.”

INTRODUCTION

Shelley had transiting Neptune in Pisces, in her natal first house, trining her natal Saturn in Scorpio in her 9th house.

She came to me with a financial problem that, which for her, was bordering on life and death.  She had a realtor (real estate salesman) who had appeared to be totally capable of selling the two properties that were common property in a divorce settlement.  He was deceptive and from what she now realized he was incapable of doing what he said he would. Fortunately, he quit after six weeks, but now she had to start again and find honest realtors who could sell her properties and would disclose all the financial details so she knew she stood on dry land.  She was barely surviving financially and the costs of going through a divorce that had dragged on for two years were terrifying her.  She had lost a huge amount of weight because she was literally starving and her health was not good. Nothing had turned out the way people had promised and she was stuck in a town where she was alone and unaided.

Neptune and Saturn are two totally conflicting energies that really are significators of water and earth.

While all the spiritual people are cheering that the transiting planet Neptune is in Pisces, when we are looking at finances, we really need to look at pragmatic daily reality in the domain of our planet Earth, cold hard facts, finances, structures, limitations, delays, principles of truth, focusing, security, security, self-discipline   and hard lessons if Neptune is making astrological aspects to your natal Saturn.

Natal and transiting Neptune is watery, emotional, prone to deception from others, gullible, often spiritual and compassionate, but often lacking in plain common sense and financial wisdom. They can see the world through rose coloured, romantic glasses, but not be looking at reality.   With transiting Neptune trines Saturn we can be faced by Neptunian people are self-deceptive, but we also can be caught up in the transit and with transiting Neptune in her first house Shelley did not feel safe, she babbled away anxiously saying too much, she felt vague, pessimistic, and melancholy; she felt like procrastinating, was idealistic and she felt misunderstood.

Neptune transits to you natal Saturn are usually difficult, confusing, or depressing and from my experience you feel desperate, because your feet are not touching the ground.  In fact, you feel like you and everything around you is sinking into quicksand, so your levels of anxiety can skyrocket and you can make yourself quite sick from tension.

Because Saturn represnts our root chakra. Saturn is a planet of material form and it rules the present, our feet on the ground here and now, our body, our physical needs to keep us alive: money, food, a budget, a roof over our head a transit to Saturn suggests we are now reaping the results of our previous actions.  Bernadette Brady on page 6 of her book ” Predictive Astrology” calls Saturn “our nemesis”. I would say it is Newton’s 3rd Law, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction so it should be productive and useful growth, but transiting Neptune aspecting natal Saturn feels like a tsunami flooding the land.  And you are going to have to work very hard (Saturn) to find dry land and boundaries (Saturn) in the face of your world dissolving; hopelessness; being lost in a shipwreck and total confusion (transiting Neptune).

IDEAS ON WHAT TO DO

 With transiting Saturn trining your natal Neptune indicates you may be wearing kaleidoscope spectacles that produce confusing pictures that are unrealistic because Neptune is creating mirages instead of reality, so in business deals and everyday life what you see especially what you believe are your responsibilities, are distorted, ungrounded and unrealistic. Therefore, the test that you face in this transit is to see whether you can keep your feet on the ground.

Consequently, right now I’d suggest going to see a healer who can fix your chakras, especially your root (Saturnian) chakra and I would also advise seeing an experienced and compassionate financial adviser.

Bernadette Brady, who really is the queen of predictive astrology, in her book on “Predictive Astrology” suggests, on page 26, that a transiting trine suggests” rapid development of a situation due to the removal of all obstacles,” and she adds that here a trine creates “speed due to lack of friction. All deterrents are removed so life moves quickly upstream or down the drain.” We need to prevent everything going down the drain so we need to take the kaleidoscope glasses off and put the realistic glasses on so you can make money, not lose it.

I would advise that Shelley needs to go to the social welfare office in her town. In Australia they are called Centrelink and register for earning an extra $150 a week on top of her pension she receives, which would help her escape from poverty.

As the root chakra rules Saturn you can access this archetype through your ancestors. Does Shelley’s situation echo a situation some of her ancestors went through? She told me that, “Yes, what I am going through is just what happened to some of my ancestors.” Therefore I asked her to elaborate about her ancestors and examine ways that they came through.

Being the boss when transiting Neptune trines your natal Saturn. So let’s not go down the sinkhole like some of your ancestors Shelley!

PART TWO COMING SOON.

I am coming back very for the next exciting episode of Shelley’s rivetting “Transiting Neptune trine her Natal Saturn.”

Please stay tuned.

~ Hilary~

FOR THE LOVE OF CAMELS: MYTHS and STORIES, VIBRATIONAL ESSENCES, ASTROLOGICAL ARCHETYPES AND THE CAMEL TOTEM

FOR THE LOVE OF CAMELS:  MYTHS and STORIES, VIBRATIONAL ESSENCES, ASTROLOGICAL ARCHETYPES AND THE CAMEL TOTEM

By Hilary Bond PhD.

All rights in this article are reserved to me. This article is copyright.

The Camel’s hump is an ugly lump

Which well you may see at the zoo;

But uglier yet is the hump we get

From having too little to do.

Camels live in the geographically harsh countries and the deserts of the world; the Middle East, China, Mongolia, Australia and the deserts of Africa.    But you can be a camel person and live-in lush England, New York or Paris or even be a sailor, for camels are known as the ship of the desert if you have survival skills, perseverance and can survive in harsh conditions and gain commonsense and structure in your life from them.

THE CAMEL CHAKRA

The camel personifies the root chakra, with its earthy qualities of patience, groundedness, structure, stability, security and the ability to manifest your dreams.  Your life issues can be the need to value the earth and all that is material, as sacred.

Another norm of the root chakra and the camel is the ability to persist, endure and persevere. Thus, the camel-root chakra personifies determined pioneering types of people who never give up.  These people can build empires because they know how to create structure.

People like

*Richard Branson (the founder of Virgin Airlines),

*Edward Winslow (one of the Pilgrim Fathers) and his wife Susannah who came on the “Mayflower” and were the rock of the Plymouth colony,

*General Harry Chauval, the Australian Light Horseman who led the Australian and New Zealand forces in the Syrian desert in e World War One.   

These men and women created stability for themselves, their families and those who depended on them and they had the ability to cope with change and survive in the harshest of conditions.

The root chakra helps us find hope and trust even in despair as Winslow did when he found Massasoit, the First Nations Indigenous leader, who helped the pilgrims survive through their first winter.

Physical activities for the root chakra: Notice the camel’s long legs and neck. A long neck suggests a strong sense of kundalini or life force. Yoga and any activity such as walking, hiking or swimming that activates the legs and feet is an excellent root chakra grounding activity.

Glandular Connection: the cortex of each adrenal gland sits on top of the kidneys. They excrete a number of steroid hormones which include cortisol. If a person is constantly traumatized in situations such as war or violence there is excess cortisol excretion which creates a lack of groundedness, stability and instability of the root chakra. Call in a camel totem/power animal and archangel Michael to bring stability and faith in the goodness of life rather than victimhood.

The earthly locations of the root chakra are the Indigenous sacred lands that are crisscrossed with totemic song lines. These song lines are based on trade routes. One of these great trade routes is the Silk Route where the camel caravans travelled from Europe to China to trade and swap knowledge.

CAMELS AND THE SILK ROUTE

 The Silk Route was a chain of ancient trade networks that linked China and the Far East with countries in Europe and the Middle East. The route incorporated a group of trading posts and markets that were used to aid storage, transport, and exchange of goods. Travelers used camel or horse caravans and stayed in guest houses or inns typically spaced one day’s travel apart. Travelers along the Silk Route’s maritime routes could stop at ports for fresh drinking water and trade opportunities. Archaeologists and geographers pursuing research of ancient sites have been the Silk Route’s most modern travelers. The opening of the Silk Route brought many products that would have a big impact on the West such as gunpowder and paper. Paper was especially important, as it eventually led to the invention of the printing press, which gave way to newspapers and books. The original Silk Route was established during the Han Dynasty by Zhang Quian, a Chinese official and diplomat. During a diplomatic mission, Quian was captured and detained for 13 years on his first expedition before escaping and pursuing other routes from China to Central Asia. The Silk Route was popular during the Tang Dynasty, from 618 to 907 A.D. Travelers could choose among a number of land and sea paths to reach their destination. The routes evolved along with territorial boundaries and changes in national leadership. The Silk Route was a means to exchange goods and cultures. It also served in the development of science, technology, literature, the arts, and other fields of study. The Silk Route also helped missions by Buddhist and European monks and was instrumental in spreading Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and other religions throughout the regions served by the routes.

Archangel Michael is the archangel for camel and the root chakra.  He is the leader of the heavenly armies against the forces of evil which create instability, confusion, religious prejudice, hatred and chaos. A meditation where we listen to and speak with Archangel Michael can help us visualize the qualities of patience, stability, resilience, grounding and structure in our life.  He can show us that we are a valuable part of our earth’s structure and show us that we are infinitely precious.

THE ROOT CHAKRA QUESTIONARE

When Ambika Wauters in her excellent Book of Chakras: Discover the hidden forces within you poses two pages of questions on page 48 and 49 in her “Root Chakra Questionnaire.” In her section on patience, she asks “Where do your courage, stamina and grit come from?” and “Can you identify family members who had the ability to withstand hardship and change?”, as well as “Can what degree can you connect your impatience with not being fully present for yourself?”

In her Structure questions she asks, “Can you reflect on a time when you felt supported and upheld?” and “Are you building permanent structures that can help you over the difficult moments in your life?”    

In her Manifestation section she asks, “Do you trust your highest good and greatest joy are possible for you?”  and “Are there events, possessions, people and experiences that you would like to manifest for yourself?”

In Ambika’s security questions she poses these questions, “Do you have a life direction that will bring you security, peace and the basics of life in times of crisis.?” And “Do you feel and trust that you are protected and guided as far as living a secure and stable life?”

And lastly for this camel chakra set of questions,” Being stable indicates being resilient and consistent with your choices for a good life. Do you bring this consistency, resilience and your cultivation of internal stability into your daily life?”

Ambika and I suggest to bring a grounded root chakra into being you need:

  • A sense of humour,
  • a sense of gratefulness,
  • a set of dreams for your life,
  • flexibility and adaptability,
  • positivity,
  • patience,
  • internal security,
  • a sense of trust,
  • an ability to sing no matter how bad your singing is, thus the joy that Venus and our fifth house gives (as well as Saturn) reminds us that we are dependent on our kidneys, which hold our ancestral energy, to stay stable in life),
  • and the ability and awareness of breathing deeply to cast out bitterness, suspicion and bitterness.

In shamanic soul retrieval practice we look for missing soul pieces if the root chakra is fragmented and people are confused, mixed up “sky pilots.”  Neptune, when it gives a need to communicate Neptune is a wonderful combination with Saturn for longevity when we seek communication with the divine daily, but not when it creates despair and instability, and substance abuse.

An incomplete root chakra suggests soul pieces missing.

This is Archangel Michael who is the angelic presence of the root chakrra. Although he is usually blue, the red Archangel Michael is actually the colour of the root chakra.

THE CAMEL POWER ANIMAL or TOTEM

For me the camel indicates endurance. From 2004 to 2020 I lived in an isolated area which was a cultural desert and after living in the north of Queensland for many years where people where friendly I was shocked by the unfriendliness of people where I was. It was like being in a hostile desert. It was a tough 17 years full of  long drives to the schools where I taught and hardship on many levels. When I journeyed every day to see my power animals the camels were there, my faithful camels.

The heart of a Camel is that of a traveler. Camels are proficient at journeying over long distances in terrible heat and hardship while carrying their owner’s treasure. When Camel goes with you, he asks you, “Where are you going and why” or “what type of challenges will I face ahead?”

Life itself is often a difficult journey, and if camel has joined you as a totem you can expect challenges, but one that Camel embraces with dignity and awesome endurance. There is no better Animal guide for people who find the way too long or too hard. Camel Spirit safeguards us and helps us elude dangers and difficulties or the temptation to give up. Merchants and pilgrims alike trusted the Camel to get them where they needed to go on trade routes and the camel people gained exposure to many cultures, languages, ideas and knowledge. On a metaphysical plane, you can ask your camel what new “roads” do you wish to investigate?

The Camel store fat and water in its humps and this allows it to regulate its water usage, pacing it the journey carefully. The High Priestess tarot card has a symbol in Hebrew that translates as “Camel.” The High Priestess represents the unknown that you cannot see, life’s changes, and all that you cannot take for granted. So, the water you see may be just a mirage, so you depend on your camel.

In addition to travel and conservation of our water and food, Camel symbolism and meaning remain tied to submission and humility, endurance, self-sufficiency, and indeed survival. And metaphysically this symbolizes “food and water” for your soul?

Among the Kazak people of Central Asia, the camel was an object of worship. There is an ancient Kazak song, maintained in oral history, about a mother camel that lost her infant in running water; this translated into people using camels to transport the dead. There was great trust between this country’s people and camel.

Keywords associated with camel symbol and meaning include:

  • safety,
  • endurance,
  • persistence,  
  • adaptation,
  • travel,
  • humility,
  • resilience,
  • survival, and
  • respect for nature, our own bodies and our resources.

Camel, as a Spirit Animal, often comes to those who are about to travel many miles, whether in reality or metaphorically. You need to be strong and keep those things you hold dear close to your heart. Camel conquers all. When you are weary, you can ride on his back in full safety and assurance. Sometimes there is risk involved in these types of journeys, but camel knows that too. Let his wisdom guide you.

The camel spirit gives you commitment. You must trust the camel spirit and camel will trust you. Without trust, the path becomes very uncertain; and these need for trust is the backbone is true in relationships, business dealings, partnerships, etc.

Those born with a camel totem animal are the people that can always go the long mile and make it look easy. You are also a resilient survivor. No matter what happens in life, you seem to know exactly where to walk and act to stay secure.

With a camel totem you can be a loner who needs time alone to restore one’s energy. You do like to be alone to think and others may consider you rude, so it’s important for camel people to show gratitude even when the answer is “no.” You prefer to be alone because you like to take your time. You hate rushing. You want to put your power and focus toward very specific things rather than scattering energy to the winds without regard.

Camel people are often long lived. You feel this in your bones and want to meter yourself accordingly. Take only what you need, when you need it; put down the burdens you cannot carry, and be of service while still remembering your own needs; these are key traits of camel behaviour.

The silver princess Australian eucalypt flower.

CAMEL VIBRATIONAL ESSENCES.

Seventh Generation naturopath   and herbalist Ian White worked with the Aboriginal people of Australia and his spiritual guides to work with these “camel” essences. Ian does not call these bush flower remedies “camel” essences”. I do. You can find full descriptions of his essences in his books Australian Bush Flower Essences and Bush Flower Healing.

Ian is clearly a persevering “camel archetype” person as a result of his ancestors who were early Australian pioneers who loved the Australian flower and worked with and loved nature instead of regarding our weather, climate and the countryside as the enemy.

Black Eyed Susan Australian Bush Flower Essence for impatience. Camels are very patient.

Sunshine Wattle Flower Australian Bush Flower Essence for lightening up and seeing a bright future.

Mulla Mulla Flower Australian Bush Flower Essence for heat and burns because camels plod through terribly high temperatures in the desert .

Tall Yellow Top Australian Bush Flower essence for feeling alienated, but the flower essence helps you feel a sense of belonging because the Muslim cameleers in early Australia were not accepted and went back to Pakistan. The evil Australian domestic terrorist Brenton Tarrant has made many prejudiced Australian people to be more accepting of people from other countries and religions.  

Wild Potato Bush Australian Bush Flower Essence for feeling physically weighted down, because camels carry heavy loads.

Silver Princess Australian Bush Flower Essence for goal orientation.

She Oak Australian Bush Flower Essence is for dehydration, because camels don’t have to drink for 3 days. 

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Sunshine Wattle essence

Instead of having to endlessly trudge through a spiritual/physical/psychological desert Sunshine Wattle makes one open to a bright future.

Ian Whites Boab flower essence

The Boab Tree is found only in the Kimberley region of northwest Australia, which is one of the hottest places in Australia.  One of the most powerful of all the Bush Essences, it brings about deep-seated change and gets rid of negative emotional and mental family patterns that are intergenerational. Boab flower essence can access these root chakra patterns and delete those core patterns and all the related ancestral toxic beliefs. As the Afghan cameleers were hounded with endless hatred and religious prejudice Boab essence is advantageous in helping those who camel people who have had experiences of abuse or prejudice from others. Boab will also aid deleting the negative lines of karma between people and we see the Saturnian camel influence here especially if you have Saturn in Pluto ruled Scorpio. As a spray Boab can clear toxic energy when it is combined with Fringed Violet, Angelsword and Lichen. Boab can help break the chains that have been around human consciousness for thousands of years. And as the cameleers were of the Muslim religion this can delete Christian-Muslim intolerance and hatred.

THE ASTROLOGICAL ARCHETYPE

 The camel symbolizes a number of archetypes. 

The major astrological archetype is Saturnian and Capricorn who is the endurer, one who patiently waits perseveres through droughts and lives in desert-like conditions. This can be the farmer or rancher who really does live in environments where drought and hardship are the norm. This camel archetype gives you the ability to endure in the long haul. A camel archetype keeps you calm, committed, and confident. A camel person has a great deal of patience because they see the journey is just as important as the destination if not more so. The camel person never misses insights along the way. The Saturnian camel archetype has a great deal of organization, structural ability and earthiness that allows helplessness or illness because they have an understanding of their bodies and abilities and can measure their resources and reserves and what will best sustain you and keep you walking in mindfulness until your journey is over because camel operates in the realm of potentials. The Saturnian camel is an alchemist who can turn lead to gold.

The camel can also can be the Sagittarian-9th house traveller, who is also the metaphysical and spiritual teacher who can teach us patience through many trials, but also through many initiations through hardships will create our initiator archetype.   We though of the Berbers and Arabic peoples here or Marco Polo and those who walked the silk Route from Europe to China.  The Chinese Mongolians like Ghenzis Khan was a camel person whose warriors grew up in harsh conditions and could withstand anything.

The camel can also suggest the Astraea, who through the eons of the Golden Age may end up through staying on in toxic, desert-like situations or become the pack-horse in dysfunctional relationships or partnerships.   

RUDYARD KIPLING’S   STORY OF “HOW THE CAMEL GOT CAMEL GOT HIS HUMP.”

In the beginning of years, when the world was new, and the Animals were just beginning to work for Man, there was a camel, and he lived in the middle of a Howling Desert because he did not want to work; and besides, he was a Howler himself. So, he ate sticks and thorns and tamarisks and milkweed and prickles, he was most horribly lazy. When anybody spoke to him, he said ‘Humph!’ Just ‘Humph!’ and no more.

The horse came to him on Monday morning, with a saddle on his back and a bit in his mouth, and said, ‘O Camel, come out and trot like the rest of us.’

‘Humph!’ said the Camel; and the horse went away.

Then the Dog came to him, and said,” O Camel, come and fetch and carry like the rest of us.’

‘Humph!’ said the Camel.

The Ox came to him, with the yoke on his neck and said, ‘Camel come and plough like the rest of us.’

‘Humph!’ said the Camel.

At the end of the day the man called the horse and the dog and the ox together, and said, ‘O Three, I’m very sorry for you; but that Humph-thing in the desert can’t work so I am going to leave him alone, and you must work double-time to make up for it.’

That made the Three very angry and they held a palaver and a pow-wow on the edge of the desert; and the lazy camel came chewing on milkweed and laughed at them. Then he said ‘Humph!’ and went away again.

Presently there came along the Djinn in charge of all deserts, rolling in a cloud of dust (Djinns always travel that way because it is magic), and he stopped to palaver and pow-pow with the Three.

‘Djinn of All Deserts,’ said the horse, ‘is it right for anyone to be idle, with the world so new?’

‘Certainly not,’ said the Djinn.

‘Well,’ said the horse, ‘there’s a thing in the middle of your Howling Desert with a long neck and long legs, and he hasn’t done a stroke of work since Monday morning. He won’t trot.’

‘Yikes!’ said the Djinn, whistling, ‘that’s my camel! What does he say about it?’

‘He says “Humph!”’ said the Dog; ‘and he won’t fetch and carry.’

‘Does he say anything else?’

‘Only “Humph!”; and he won’t plough,’ said the ox.

‘Well,’ said the Djinn. ‘I’ll humph him if you will kindly wait a minute.’

The Djinn rolled himself up in his dust-cloak, and took a bearing across the desert, and found the very lazy camel looking at his own reflection in a pool of water.

‘My long and bubbling friend,’ said the Djinn, ‘what’s this I hear of your doing no work, with the world so new?’

‘Humph!’ said the Camel.

The Djinn sat down, with his chin in his hand, and began to think of some magic while the camel looked at his own reflection in the pool of water.

‘You’ve given the three extra work ever since Monday morning, all on account of your extreme laziness,’ said the Djinn; and he went on thinking magical things, with his chin in his hand.

‘Humph!’ said the Camel.

‘I shouldn’t say that again if I were you,’ said the Djinn; you might say it once too often. I want you to work.’

And the Camel said ‘Humph!’ again; but no sooner had he said it than he saw his back, that he was so proud of, puffing up and puffing up into a great big lolloping humph.

‘Well!’ said the Djinn. ‘That’s your very own humph that you’ve brought upon your very own self by not working. To-day is Thursday, and you’ve done no work since Monday, when the world began. Now you are going to work.’

‘How can I,’ said the Camel, ‘with this humph on my back?’

‘I made that humph on purpose,’ said the Djinn, ‘all because you missed those three days. You will be able to work now for three days without eating, because you can live on your hump; and don’t you ever say I never did anything for you. Come out of the Howling Desert and go to the Three, and behave. So, “Humph” yourself!’

And the camel humphed himself, and went away to join the Three. And from that day to this the camel always wears a humph (we call it ‘hump’ now, so as not to hurt his feelings); but he has never yet caught up with the three days that he missed at the beginning of the world, and he has never yet learned how to behave.

THE AFGHAN CAMEL TRADERS IN AUSTRALIA

 As a child I lived and was born in the outback of Australia in a semi-desert area. It was rare for us to visit the town where one doctor came occasionally. The town was 40 miles away and there were no bridges over the creeks and swamps that flooded in wet weather so we depended on the lotions, potions and ointments the Afghan camel traders bought.  I never saw them again after the 1960s and they fascinated me and I often asked people I met on the lonely outback roads whether they knew of them. Yesterday and the day before I met two me who had met the Afghan men with their turbans on their heads, who rode camels. One of these young men lived on a sheep and cattle property in the Northern Territory, near Alice Springs in fifteen years ago, in the early 2000s.   He said they had moved south into the south Australian desert.  None of my family were prejudiced and I was bought up to accept from people of all religions from all counties. To this day I despise prejudice and stereotyping.

The cameleers were commonly referred to as “Afghans”, even though a lot of them originated from the far western parts of British India, primarily Balochistan which was inhabited by ethnic Afghans and Balochs, nonetheless many were from Afghanistan itself as well, in addition to that there were also some with origins in Egypt and Turkey, where my grandfather and great grandfather were (and many other men who owned sheep stations in the outback area where I lived. Because grandad spoke so many Middle Eastern languages, I suspect he persuaded the Afghan traders who visited us to come up until he died in 1964.  The majority of cameleers, including Indian cameleers, were Muslim, while a sizeable minority were Sikhs from the Punjab region. They set up camel-breeding stations and rest-house outposts, known as caravanserai, throughout inland Australia, creating a permanent link between the coastal cities and the remote cattle and sheep grazing stations until about the 1930s, when they were largely replaced by the automobile.  They included members of the Pashtun, Baloch, and Sindhi ethnic groups from south-central Asia (present-day Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan); others from the Punjabi, Kashmir, and Rajasthan regions of the Indian subcontinent; as well as people from Egypt, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. They provided vital support to exploration, communications and settlement in the arid interior of the country where the climate was too harsh for horses. The various colonies of Australia being under the dominion of the British Empire, the early settlers used people from British territories, particularly Asia, as navigators. In 1838, Joseph Bruce and John Gleeson brought out 18 of the first “Afghans”, who arrived in South Australia in 1838. The first camel, which became known as “Harry”, arrived at Port Adelaide in 1840 and was used in an 1846 expedition by John Horrocks.  Camels had been used successfully in desert exploration in other parts of the world, but by 1859 only seven camels had been imported into Australia. In 1858 George James Landells, who was known for exporting horses to India, was commissioned by the Victorian Exploration Committee to buy camels and recruit camel drivers. Eight cameleers arrived in Melbourne from Karachi on the ship Chinsurah on 9 June 1860 with a shipment of 24 camels for the Burke and Wills expedition. These were used in the Burke and Wills expeditions. In 1866 Samuel Stuckey went to Karachi, and imported more than 100 camels as well as 31 men. In the 1860s, about 3,000 camel drivers came to Australia from Afghanistan and the Indian sub-continent, along with more camels. Although the cameleers came from different ethnic groups and a range of regions – mostly Baluchistan, Kashmir, Sind and Punjab (parts of present-day Pakistan, Afghanistan, north-western India and eastern Iran), with a few from Egypt and Turkey, they were known collectively as Afghans, later shortened to “Ghans”. Ethnic groups included Pashtun, Punjabi, Baloch (or Baluch) and Sindhis (from the region between the southern Hindu Kush in Afghanistan and the Indus River in what is now Pakistan) as well as others (fewer in number) from Kashmir, Rajasthan, Egypt, Persia and Turkey. Most practiced Islam, and many blended this with local their customs, in particular the Pashtun code of honour.

Before the building of railways and the widespread adoption of motor vehicles, camels were the primary means of transporting goods in the Outback of Australia, far from cities, where the climate was too harsh for horses and other beasts of burden. From 1850 to 1900, the cameleers played an important part in opening up Central Australia, helping to build the Australian Overland Telegraph Line between Adelaide and Darwin and also the railways. The camels hauled the supplies and their handlers erected fences, acted as guides for several major expeditions, and supplied almost every inland mine or station with its goods and services. The majority of cameleers arrived in Australia alone, leaving wives and families behind, to work on three-year contracts. Those who were not given living quarters on a station generally lived away from white populations, at first in camps, and later in “Ghantowns” near existing settlements. A thriving Afghan community lived at Maree, South Australia. When rail reached Oodnadatta, the caravans travelled between there and Alice Springs (formerly known as Stuart). There were caravanserais for the camel caravans travelling from Queensland, New South Wales and Alice Springs.

There was more acceptance by the local Aboriginal people, and some cameleers married local Aboriginal women and started families in Australia. However, some married European women, and writer Ernestine Hill wrote of white women who had joined the Afghan community and converted to Islam, even making the pilgrimage to Mecca. In the 1880s, camels were used by police in northern South Australia for the collection of statistics and census forms as well as other kinds of work, and the Maree police used camels on patrol until 1949. At Finke/Aputula, just over the border in the Northern Territory, the last camel police patrol was in 1953.

The passenger train which travels between Adelaide and Darwin is known as “The Ghan” (formerly The Afghan Express) as a reference to the service the Afghans provided to the areas through which the train travels. After their use was superseded by modern transport, many camels were shot by police, but some cameleers released their camels into the wild rather than allow them to be shot, and a large population of feral camels remains from this time. There are dozens run between Uluru, King Canyon and Alice Springs.

They provided vital support to exploration, communications and settlement in the arid interior of the country where the climate was too harsh for horses.

Date palms, planted wherever the Afghans went, are a legacy of the cameleers.

Another legacy of the cameleers is the traces of Sufism introduced across Australia. They also played a major role in establishing Islam in Australia, building the country’s first mosque at Maree in South Australia in 1861, the Central Adelaide Mosque (the first permanent mosque in Adelaide, still in use today), and several mosques in Western Australia. There was a well-known mosque in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales that I used to see in the 1970s. 

CONCLUSION

 I hope you have enjoyed my article on “For the love of camels” because I love camels and if you are reading this you must too.  

 I come from a family of camel people with common sense, earthy ancestors who were resilient pioneers of Australia; courageous pioneering men and women with Indigenous blood from America and Australia as well amazing people from Britain and Europe.    If you are a camel person it is more than likely that you will have pioneering, resilient ancestors too.

Much love and compassion to you for a stable, secure life where you turn your dreams into reality,

Hilary

ONE EXPERIENCE OF TRANSITING PLUTO & SATURN CONJUNCT A NATAL CAPRICORN SUN. GOOD WISHES FROM HILARY TO YOU FOR A GLORIOUS YEAR IN 2021

The first of January, 2021.

Australia.

First a letter to my dear followers and the people who read this,

First of all, thankyou so much for following my articles aka blogs. I really do appreciate you all and your thoughtfulness for reading what I say.   I was just looking at the list of you all  and I’d like to personally thank my dear friends Jilly, Monica, Donna, Tina, Nicole H, Jo, Julianne and the long time followers like Gray and Symbol Reader. Wow, I’ve had this wordpress-starcounsell site for seven years, and the time has gone so fast.

    

I wish you all and the other people who read this letter, the happiest year ever in 2021.  I am sure I am not the first to say I do hope Covid 19 disappears and never darkens our planet again. I am sure that many of you pray for this or at least send your good thoughts into our cosmos for a healthy planet. I send you my sincere wishes and prayers to be healthy this year.

Yes, I am still working daily on my ‘Hygeia and the Planets” book and when that is complete I am following it up with my exciting Hygeia and all those other space objects . That is half finished because I really am so thrilled by the wonderful things I have found.

I have just read dear soul Frank Clifford’s web site on publishing. His advice  is the same as my Nana’s: “You attract more bees with honey than vinegar” and “Never go to sleep without apologizing after an argument.” Basically Frank says only write good things. Therefore. I have deleted all the unnecessary information and unpleasant people from my book. Because Hygeia was such a warm, calm person I have deleted all people who are criminals,  immoral, nefarious, scandalous and unpleasant.  So Charles Manson had to go.   I did have some other people with mental illnesses and substance abuse issues too and they too have been removed. Hygeia is a feel good goddess  and this will be a feel good book.   

MY EXPERIENCES OF TRRANSITING PLUTO AND TRANSITING SATURN ON MY CAPRICORN SUN

I have had transiting Pluto and Saturn sitting on my natal Sun all year in 2020 but I have made the best of it.

Its been tough because not only do I have transiting Pluto conjunct my Sun and quincunx my natal Pluto, but I also moved to a Pluto geodetic (astro-cartographical ) astrological place 9 months ago. It was an impulsive, spur of the moment move and one I had been wary of because of the Pluto geodetic (astro-cartography) line. I belonged to an astrocartography Facebook site for a few years and all people who had lived on a Pluto line warned against it. It takes maybe 2 or 3 months for the energy to set in but then it becomes a ‘fight for your life’ permanent situation.

 This place in many ways is toxic town, due to poverty . You can buy a very cheap house here, and the petrol is cheap, but it is the home of retired people, old people in bad health, old people who have not saved or contributed to a superannuation fund, so they have no back up money. They exist from pension fortnight to pension fortnight. . A lady i walk with in the mornings, a radiologist, who told me, “Eeven though I have worked in many hospitals in Queensland I have never faced so much anger. they are spiteful and mean and make complaints about me and the complaints are unfounded.” This is a well-educated lovely person speaking.

Therefore I do my own daily healing, forgiving, anger management,  etc. after being shouted down, pushed, shoved, hated  or totally ignored.  I have never struck such a …. Err, “challenging” place in all my life. People are no longer working and they have fixed incomes: a pension that barelypt covers necessities. It isn’t enough to own a car or pay insurance on a house and car. The result of this and ill health (lots of liver damage and kidney damage) is anger, well its rage, actually, especially among older people in toxic marriages where they hang on and hang on ‘for the money’. They spend a lot of time going out to shopping centres to avoid abuse, rather than going for counselling.

I spend a lot of time singing and laughing to cope. I don’t go out much, except for long walks along the beach where not many people go, except happy tourists and happy parents with their children. There are backpackers here too , who come here for seasonal fruit and vegetable picking. They are happy.

So why the anger and rage from the old people? I’d say Saturn (old age, insecurity, poverty and pessimism ) plus Pluto (the masses, crime, isolation, degeneration [lots of crippled people here as a result of disease medication overuse and alcohol], coercion, viruses [good old Covid 19 -yes we have a 2nd hit, but none of the older people bother about social distancing, exposing areas underneath the surface [as a long time researcher, statistician, psychological astrologer, counsellor of 38 years with Moon-Hygeia and Neptune in my 8th house I always sniff out what others don’t see – the intuitive hound doggy, that’s me] and solving problems alone and unaided. )

PLUTO AND TRANSFORMATION

As they are right on my Capricorn sun we are looking at my life force; my vitality, energy and prana or qi. The Sun is one’s heart chakra and the energy that flows into one’s physical body. Its also love in all forms. I have always taught the masses and counselled truck drivers, all sorts of people who have very little education, these are the masses and therefore they are Pluto people, so my resposnse most days has been the Ho-Oponnoponno prayer.

Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona who wrote the ho’oponnoponna prayers maintains that, “We are [especially if we have a lot of Cancer or a strong Moon or 8th house] all our experiences in life and our ancestors and past lives can effect us (Pluto and Cancer0, which means that have emotional baggage or we are burdened by our pasts. When we experience stress or fear in our lives, we find that the cause is actually a memory. It is the emotions which are tied to these memories which affect us now. The subconscious associates an action or person in the present with something that happened in the past. When this occurs, emotions are activated and stress occurs”. 

The process of the Ho’ oponopono prayer involves four phrases which can be repeated in any order:

Speak or sing to the person you are addressing who you are angry at or hold resentment against, say , ” I say to you and your ancestors, I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. “

By saying these words over and over, you connect to your sun and theirs- the inner light with the light of Source. I say this daily. So, patterns in the subconscious dissolve, over 3 months and by forgiving the parts within that hold those patterns, the person’s outer world regains balance and harmony. The process is essentially about freedom, complete freedom from the past,”

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But I start with a part which is not Ho-oponnoponno . I lie down and ask to see all the people I am angry at. Ask to see the person who has caused you the most hurt. You may be surprised. There is a stage and they step onto it and a light shines on them. And then you say, “i am very angry and resentful at you because…. [shout it if necessary] . And this is genuine. Say you have Cancer planets and a cancer North node opposite your son being activated by transiting Pluto, it is highly likely you will have a dysfunctional family and your aura may be full of their abuse, so because this is not healed you are still attracting abuse. One you deal with the resntment. you then say; “I love you, I forgive you, I forgive your ancestors, I am truly sorry.”

PLUTO AND POWER

Pluto transits indicate a need to transform and in particular gain personal power, not the power that makes a bully or a thug but power that emanates from your aura that says, “Don’t muck with me.” One of my lessons is to accommodate both my Pluto and Mars which are in quincunx and my Mars in Pisces is not rough and tough. I put most of my Mars energy into spiritual pursuits. However., my Pluto is in my sixth house, so it is vital to my health, works and habits that I remove myself from toxic anger. I have stopped going to the big shopping centre where the angry people congregate. I have found a delightful grocery store that is more expensive but everyone is very pleasant there.

I must add that I plan to leave this town in six months and move to a delightful place four hours south of here and where my friends are and where I grew up. It is alternative/holistic place in behaviour and thought and full of vital ‘get up and go’ people who think outside the square. I don’t think this town I am in has one astrologer. I have asked a few people here if they think I could get clients if I began an astrology business here. They look at me with alarm. This town does have two health food shops though with lovely owners, but I can’t find an accupuncturist etc. I refuse to be Astraea.

 Plus almost being totally deaf now I am learning to be much tougher than I was in 2019. How do I cope?

  • Watch my budget carefully, because I am self-publishing and I am saving every cent to achieve that.   
  • Don’t waste time. I also walk for one and a half hours a day, spend some time gardening and do half an hour to an hour of lip-reading classes via the internet.  I don’t buy  packaged food and buy only preservative free food (live and gallbladder, pancreas  and kidney enhancing health giving food) so I have to factor in preparation of good food time. The rest of the time I write. I promise some people who are in need of help to  write articles  for them and do some healing. But I write from about 8 am-10 pm . I am a slow typist,  and a non-stop researcher, but can’t afford to pay a typist.
  • And improve my health and positivity by doing a Ho’Oponnoponno forgiveness and apologies exercise daily, plus prayers of gratefulness and time for meditation.
  • Holistic health is vital, so being sensible about my time sitting, walking, sleeping, gardening, eating and being physical, intellectual, psychological  and spiritual balance is vital.  

OTHER RAMIFICATIONS OF TRANSITING PLUTO AND URANUS ON OUR SUN

In Evolutionary astrology (Jeffrey Wolf Green’s beliefs) Pluto is our soul and soul journey and it rules our past lives to. So does Saturn. So if you can have pastlife and ancestral healing if you have transiting Pluto and Uranus effecting your Sun now is the time.

In spiritual-medical astrology the Sun rules the heart chakra and the whole aura is implicated here. The etheric web encases our physical body and keeps it functioning normally. Pluto is in my 6th house quincunxing my Sun. My sun rules my body. When a soul wants to strengthen it gives a choice before we re-incarnate. That choice is often connected to our body. Pluto in the sixth house will challenge health natally and a transit from Pluto makes this challenge even tougher. In my case I have been in hospital for 6 operations since April 2018 to January 16 2019. Eileen Nauman helped me by paying a homeopath to dispense remedies to stop me dying from sepsis. I was very fortunate that Eileen stepped in, otherwise I might no be here. I have been recuperating all year. But operations, illness and X rays can put tears in the etheric body and this must be repaired. But vital energy will be sent to the tear or hole in the etheric and the body is weakened So I spend time in the sun to repair this and I do everything I can to repair my body: walk, yoga, prayer, Ho’ponnoponno, letting go of past, wholesome fresh food and goals for a great future.

Do let me know how you are if you have transiting Pluto and Saturn effecting you. Comassion is my middle name and someone to share with does help.

FELICITATIONS AND MY HYGEIA BOOK

I can assure you that as soon as I can afford to publish my Hygeia book and its perfect you can buy it from Amazon.  I also  my Tree Shamanism book ready to publish and two books about yods to complete… one is  on past lives. I’d appreciate any suggestions for self-publishing companies.  I’d also appreciate anyone who can sell me some time. I need 48 hours a day.

Here I have to say, merry new year again as I need to get back to my book and tomorrow start another article.

Thankyou again for being my followers. I sure would appreciate some “likes” on my blogs.

Thankyou so much to kind and caring “cleocandy” for putting a like on my blog. May wonderful things happen to you. Thankyou also from the bottom of my heart to ivylog and donnaleighstine for putting “likes” on the article. I have tears in my eyes, not from sadness, but from joy. It has been a very hard year.

I won’t go into details but I have been shouted at and bullied since when I was in hospital at the beginning of January until two weeks ago by the real estate agents who are supposed to be selling my house and forest as part of my divorce settlement that has now dragged on for two years. Beacuse I am deaf they insist on ringing my lawyer and ex-husband to ask them or tell them about the sales. They refuse to text me or email me. I took my kind neighbour Ian who is 78 to help me and they shouted and shouted at me for an hour. I had my finger on 000 if they started to physically harm me. Ian yelled back, maybe 30 times, “Hilary is deaf . She just wants you to text or email her with the details of what you are doing. She is paying for all of this, not them. She will be paying you.” They finally heard and the thug, the office manager who is six feet two and missing an eyebrow, stopped leaning over me, with a glare on his face and he stomped. These sort of incidents have been occurring since early January and unfortunately every time they happen more of my hearing disappears. I do the Ho’Oponno prayer for every incident. I refuse to give up.

So thankyou again, so very much, to “cleocandy”, ‘ivylog’ and “donnaleighsteine” for your “likes”. I have 320 followers and you guys and “nicoleh7” are the only ones for a long time who have been compassionate enough to put ‘likes’ on my blogs. Donna writes sweet comments always.

I guess i need from now on to speak up and say loudly, “Please give me a “like” if you read my articles. I come from a background where it is not ladylike to shout or bully. It sounds like with this transiting Pluto setting off my natal Pluto in Leo quincunx Mars in Pisces I need to take action. I shall consult a valued friend who is the local parliamentarian and a counsellor friend.

May we all have a normal year free of plagues, aggression and bad behaviour.

Much love, covid19 hugs and oodles of spiritual light to you,

Hilary

URANUS TRANSITS TO THE TAURUS NORTH NODE OR THE 2nd HOUSE NORTH NODE by Hilary Bond PhD

URANUS TRANSITS TO THE TAURUS NORTH NODE OR 2ND HOUSE NORTH NODE

by Hilary Bond PhD

All rights reserved. This article is copyright to Hilary Jane Bond

INTRODUCTION

A man likes to believe that he is the master of his soul. But as long as he is unable to control his moods and emotions, or to be conscious of the myriad secret ways in which unconscious factors insinuate themselves into his arrangements and decisions, he is certainly not his own master.” Carl Jung. Man, and His Symbols (ed. Dell, 2012)

Developing a common-sense, practical, down-to- earth North Node after wallowing in the emotional excesses of a watery, emotional South Node (in one’s childhood, via the prejudices of one’s ancestors or for centuries via one’s past lives), is just plain hard work.  And a Scorpio South Node, with its archetypal dark places deep inside its psyche is, as Alice Bailey states, in her book Esoteric Astrology, is where the battle between the personality (ego) and the soul begins. The soul as energy, cannot be destroyed. The soul can only be transformed.  But as Patricia Walsh in her book Understanding Karmic Complexes; Evolutionary Astrology and Regression Therapy (page 157) maintains that to the obsessive, fixed nature of a Scorpio person, the smallest threats of change can feel like annihilation.

Thus, in this article I aim to reveal what a Uranus transit could do to a person with a Taurus North Node.

THE INFLUENCE OF CHILDHOOD, ANCESTORS AND PAST LIFE TRAUMAS ON A NORTH NODE TAURUS (OR 2ND HOUSE NORTH NODE) PERSON  

Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. Carl Jung in The Development of Personality (1954)

My ancestors’ souls are sustained by the atmosphere of the house, since I answer for them the questions that their lives once left behind. I carve out rough answers as best I can. I have even drawn them on the walls. It is as if a silent, greater family, stretching down the centuries, were peopling the house.”  Carl Jung. Memories, dreams, reflections (ed. Random House Inc, 1973)

Carl Jung’s ancestors (parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, great-great grandparents, great-great-great grandparents and so on) had lived in his house and his house was saturated with their vibrations. You too, if you have a Cancerian, Scorpionic or Piscean South Node, may well be water-logged with the influences; beliefs, behaviours, prejudices and habits of your ancestors as many people unthinkingly do not emotionally or psychologically unclutter themselves from their parents or grandparents influence and nor did your parents, grandparents and generations and generations back for often centuries. This is especially so with some geographically isolated families and in some Asian and European countries and with Indigenous people, as filial piety is the norm and ancestors are venerated.  The ancestors’ influence is only one level of vibratory influence down from the planets and I believe, from my experiences of healing ancestral and planetary focused past life traumas, the two are just as important as each other.   Consequently, both ancestral and past life, as well as childhood traumas or crises seem to influence the South Node energies.

A MATURE TAURUS OR 2ND HOUSE NORTH NODE IN ACTION

The most positive article about the Taurus North Node is “North Node in Taurus: The Elegant Soul.” The writer, Denise, an experienced astrologer, opens with the statement that, “These people are choosing to find what’s sacred everywhere, so they’re able to feed their own soul and awaken the Divine in everything [because] they are real mystics who know where God is investing [energy] and who recognize the Divine presence in both common and extraordinary situations.

Denise adds, “Their current lifetime should be about mysticism and they should belong to a giving Universe, which can be very difficult, but those people with North Node in Taurus have the” deepest spiritual calling and can identify the soul of things” consequently they can build impeccable associations with people, Nature and divine beings.

The north node defines your life purpose and your soul’s mission in this lifetime. I will enumerate the Taurus North Node strong points first. These areas need developing:

  • Mastering your emotions, especially anger and teaching people (professionally or privately) how to discipline their emotions
  • Loyalty to yourself and your own value and values
  • Perseverance
  • Rely on yourself and set your own rules
  • Don’t follow others’ values
  • Create stability and harmony in your own life and in the lives of other people (as well as in Nature)
  • Boundaries
  • Trust in yourself
  • Work towards creating a safe and stable environment as an adult, that you may have lacked as a child because of neglect, being bullied, abused or lack of appreciation
  • Rushing; move surely and steadily
  • Take everything one step at a time and be patient
  • Developing confidence and self-worth
  • Be gracious and developing gratitude for all that you are given
  • Learning to be a provider, an earner and a do-er
  • Fight to be self-sufficient  
  • Use your money, your connections and your influence to help open doors for people who don’t have wealth, connections or the abilities you have
  • Embrace simplicity,
  • Work with and love Nature
  • Be truthful,
  • Ground yourself with daily habits and routines
  • Living in the now
  • Be pure in your connections to people
  • Focus on the tangible, mundane world, as well as fostering relationships with God, the archangels and divine beings of great power such as Jesus the Christ
  • Be honest in talking to others and telling others what you see and feel
  • Make your own living; don’t be a human user or a leech

While this may seem cruel to say “Don’t be a user or a leech” I know a number of people from the 1947-1949 North Node in Taurus generation and the 1966-1967 North Node in Taurus generation who are parasites. They have inherited or have been given their wealth by a wife, husband or parent and they have not worked. They still complain about not having enough.

 When we meet undeveloped North Node in Taurus people, we will meet their South Node in Scorpio inclinations and weaknesses. Please understand that the more evolved north Node in Taurus people will not have a lot of these characteristics, but this is a very difficult nodal axis.

 Jan Spiller in her excellent book Astrology of the Soul (pages 64- 108) notices many South Node Scorpio propensities such as:

  • Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
  • Crisis and emergency consciousness that will surely burn out your adrenal glands if you stay in this state
  • Inappropriate intensity
  • Overconcern with other people’s lives
  • Impatience
  • Judgementalism
  • Inescapable bonded relationships with others where they have no boundaries
  • Psychic oversensitivity
  • Abuse of power or being abused
  • Spectrums of goodness to evil
  • Overreacting
  • Self-sabotaging
  • Jealousy
  • Envy
  • Lack of forgiveness
  • Dependence on soul mate energy for nurturing
  • A lack of acknowledgement of their own neediness
  • Dependency
  • Withholding appreciation/love/sex, you name it, to hurt others
  • A preoccupation with intense emotion destroys the rest of their life
  • Defensive behaviour that may extend to revenge
  • Self -destructive behaviour based on fear and anger
  • Needing occupations where they are constantly validated
  • Having no boundaries and being swamped by the opinions, ideas and beliefs of others
  • A preoccupation with other’s psychological behaviour
  • A pre-occupation with power over others in positions such as a lawyer, teacher, manager

 The wrong we have done, thought, or intended will wreak its vengeance on our souls. Carl Jung. Psychology and religion: West and East (ed. 1958)

Astrostyle.com/taurus-north-node-Scorpio-north-node/ add these negative South Node traits, to eliminate as well:

  • Seduction
  • Manipulation
  • sex as a weapon,
  • being overly secretive or superstitious,
  • relying on other people’s money and resources

NOW LET US EXAMINE A URANIAN TRANSIT TO YOUR TAURUS NORTH NODE

Every psychic advance of man arises from the suffering of the soul. Carl Jung. Psychology and religion: West and East (ed. 1958)

Natal Uranian energy can attract chaos through people or situations. It may make you feel eccentric or independent or you may attract eccentric people

The transits of Uranus are not small threats of change.  Uranus transits are unexpected, chaotic changes. They seem like speedy, thundering, electric, spontaneous, unemotional   changes, like a battalion of riderless wild horses.

With Uranus transits conjuncting, sextiling, trining, squaring opposing or quincunxing your South Node Bernadette Brady in her book Predictive Astrology states on page 10, states that the old tribal structure of your family will change irrevocably and old problems may surface again so you can declutter previously unpalatable situations.   Bernadette also states that with Uranian aspects to your North Node you might have sudden meetings with various people   who expand your world. These exciting, unconventional people or Divine beings may bring changes to redirect your path, so that your soul surfaces to bring a new, awakened freedom and unexpected changes. And this may be a Saint Paul on the road to Damascus awakening. This happened to me and I could not have predicted any of it.

At the time Uranus may be felt as total chaos or weirdness and you may feel as though you have been ripped off your feet, but Uranus energy is detached and unemotional and, quite frankly, you don’t have any time to ruminate or agonise about any of it. This Uranus energy can be likened to a ship in a storm at sea. Fear doesn’t help and nor analysis help. But it does help to stay calm. And my advice after being hit by this chaos in 1994-95 is step back and think very carefully before you do anything impulsive.

If in doubt, don’t!  

Uranus transits are like a boulder being thrown into a lake. The ripples also keep the momentum and vibration of the changes happening. 

And I emphasise this, so take note:

THERE IS NO GOING BACK!

NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME AGAIN!

If you are on your correct soul path you cannot say, “Stop the ride. I want to get off.”

I have tried that and the repercussions were very bad, so I waved the white flag, and now I am back on my soul path.  

EXAMPLES OF URANUS TRANSITS TO TAURUS AND 2ND HOUSE NORTH NODE PEOPLE

PRINCE CHARLES.  

At the moment transiting Uranus in Taurus is at 5-6 degrees. Prince Charles’s North Node in Taurus is at 5 degrees and his North Node is squaring his 5-degree Leo ascendant. In Evolutionary Astrology (Jeff Wolf Green’s type of astrology) a square to one’s nodal axis is what is called “a skipped step.”  This indicates a past life where a similar situation was not dealt with and in Charles’ situation, he must repair the damage in this life time.   I think he’d make an excellent king because he is a dedicated environmentalist and it is people like him and his son William who can save our planet.

Prince Charles of Britain is receiving a Netflix-driven highly emotional and abusive response to the television show The Crown.  The writers, directors and producers of The Crown have admitted that it is fiction, but many of the general public believe this series is factual.  Consequently, Charles and his wife are being verbally assaulted via social media. Technological areas are Uranian in nature and so is weird behaviour. Prince Charles and his wife’s situation was originally due to the outmoded royal dictum that a future King of Britain must marry a virgin and then he was forced to marry by his father Prince Phillip.

CHARLES’S GRANDMOTHER, PRINCESS ALICE (mother of Prince Philip)        

In the photo Princess Alice was 82 years old and fighting fit.

Princess Alice was born in 1885 with her North Node in Libra at 4 degrees 55 minutes in her 2nd house, conjunct her Uranus at 1 degree of Libra. When Alice died transiting Uranus was at 8 degrees of libra and had just conjuncted her North Node and natal Uranus.

I feel that Charles’ grandma Alice is one of his spiritual guides on the other side as she seems to share his soul vibration.

 Alice was a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and as a result of the union of Queen Victoria and her first cousin Albert she was congenitally deaf.  Her mother Victoria taught Alice to lip read and she taught her several European languages. After marrying Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark in 1903, she lived in Greece until the exile of most of the Greek royal family in 1917. On returning to Greece a few years later, her husband was blamed in part for the country’s defeat in the Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922), and the family was once again forced into exile until the restoration of the Greek monarchy in 1935. In 1930, she was diagnosed with schizophrenia because she unfortunately revealed she has heard Jesus speaking to her.  She was committed to a sanatorium in Switzerland; thereafter, she lived separately from her husband. After her recovery, she devoted most of her remaining years to charity work in Greece. She stayed in Athens during the Second World War, sheltering Jewish refugees, for which she is recognised as “Righteous Among the Nations” by Israel’s Holocaust memorial institution, Yad Vashem. After the war, she stayed in Greece and founded a Greek Orthodox nursing order of nuns known as the Christian Sisterhood of Martha and Mary. After the fall of King Constantine II of Greece and the imposition of military rule in Greece in 1967, she was invited by her son and daughter-in-law to live at Buckingham Palace in London, where she died two years later.

With the advent of the Balkan Wars, her husband was reinstated in the army, and Alice acted as a nurse, assisting at operations and setting up field hospitals, work for which King George V awarded her the Royal Red Cross in 1913. After 1920 she and her family settled in a small house on the outskirts of Paris, where Princess Andrew helped in a charity shop for Greek refugees. She became deeply religious and, in October 1928, converted to the Greek Orthodox Church.  During World War II, Alice and her sister-in-law, Princess Nicholas of Greece, lived in Athens for the duration of the war, and there she worked for the Red Cross, helping to organise soup kitchens for the starving populace. She flew to Sweden to bring back medical supplies on the pretext of visiting her sister, Louise, who was married to the Crown Prince of Sweden. Alice organised two shelters for orphaned and lost children, and a nursing circuit for poor neighbourhoods. The occupying forces apparently presumed Alice was pro-German, but when visited by a German general who asked her, “Is there anything I can do for you?”, she replied, “You can take your troops out of my country.”

After the fall of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in September 1943, the German Army occupied Athens, where a minority of Greek Jews had sought refuge. During this period, Princess Andrew hid Jewish widow Rachel Cohen and two of her five children, who sought to evade the Gestapo and deportation to the death camps.

When Athens was liberated in October 1944, the British parliamentarian Harold Macmillan visited Alice and described her as “living in humble, not to say somewhat squalid conditions.” In a letter to her son, she admitted that in the last week before liberation she had had no food except bread and butter, and no meat for several months. By early December the situation in Athens was far from improved; Communist guerrillas were fighting the British for control of the capital. As the fighting continued, Alice was informed that her husband had died, just as hopes of a post-war reunion of the couple were rising, but rather than creating a fuss during the fighting, to the dismay of the British, she insisted on walking the streets distributing rations to policemen and children in contravention of the curfew order. When told that she might have been struck by a stray bullet, she replied, “They tell me that you don’t hear the shot that kills you and in any case I am deaf. So, why worry about that?

In June 2020 it was revealed that Prince Philip’s mother Princess Alice attempted to rescue the last Emperor of Russia’s daughters before they were murdered during the 1917 Russian revolution. She was related to them via her Hessian father.  The girl’s mother was her first cousin.

I won’t continue except to say Princess Alice was the highest vibration of what a true North Node in the 2nd house or Taurus person does and is. Princess Alice of Battenberg grandma of Princess Charles was a saint on earth.    

BUT WHAT HAPPENED WHEN TRANSITTING URANUS OPPOSED PRINCESS ALICE’S NORTH NODE?

  In 1928 she became deeply religious and, in October 1928, converted to the Greek Orthodox Church. That winter, she translated into English her husband’s defence of his actions during the Greco-Turkish War. Soon afterward, she began claiming that she was receiving divine messages and that she had healing powers. In 1930, after suffering a severe nervous breakdown, Princess Andrew was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, and she was locked up for 2 years.

No one helped her! Her son Philip was sent to England, her husband disappeared and her daughters married and drifted away.

After she was released, she began an itinerant, incognito existence in Central Europe. She maintained contact with her mother, but broke off ties to the rest of her family until the end of 1936. In 1937, her daughter Cecilie, son-in-law, and two of her grandchildren were killed in an air accident at Ostend; she and Prince Andrew met for the first time in six years at the funeral.  Her son Philip and brother Louis also attended. Alice resumed contact with her family, but in 1938 returned to Athens alone to work with the poor, while living in a two-bedroom flat near the Benaki Museum.

We can see that her life changed irretrievably when transiting Uranus opposed her North Node in her second house.  From being a wealthy Princess with a normal happy family  she lost her freedom, her family, her home and life was changed beyond belief. Uranus is ruthless and sometimes we may think our soul is too.  

GEORGE R.R. MARTIN

George R.R. Martin,  the writer of The Game of Thrones (1966) and The Clash of Kings (1968) has his North Node in Taurus at 5 degrees 16 minutes.  

His North Node is in his twelfth house so he enjoys fantasy. Apparently, his limited world, as he grew up, made him want to travel and experience other places, but the only way of doing so was through his imagination, and he became a voracious reader. This is a very 12th twelfth house description of his North Node. His epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire, was inspired by the Wars of the Roses (the 300 years of war between the various Plantagenet kings), The Accursed Kings and Ivanhoe.

The Accursed Kings is a series of historical novels by French author Maurice Druon about the French monarchy in the 14th century. Published between 1955 and 1977, the series has been adapted as a mini series twice for television in France. American author George R. R. Martin called The Accursed Kings “the original Game of Thrones”, citing Druon’s novels as an inspiration for his own series A Song of Ice and Fire. The Accursed Kings is set in the 14th century during the reigns of the last five kings of the direct Capetian dynasty and the first two kings of the House of Valois. The books begin with the French King Philip the Fair, besieged by rumourmongering  and conspiracies. King Phillip brings a curse upon his family because he persecutes the Knights Templar. All the kings  who follow Phillip  lead France and England to the Hundred Years’ War.

Here we could be excused for thinking George RR Martin is more of a 12th house North Node person than a Taurus North Node one, but when you go back to look at the Scorpio South Node you’ll find that he places his Scorpio South Node  love of drama, intrigue, power games into his books, rather than in “real life.” He loves to kill and maim his characters. But if you go through the list of Taurus North Node characteristics he has these too:

•           Loyalty to yourself and your own value and values

•           Perseverance

•           Rely on yourself and set your own rules

•           Create stability and harmony in your own life

•           Set boundaries

•           Trust in yourself

•           Move surely and steadily

•           Take everything one step at a time and be patient

•           Developing confidence and self-worth

•           Be gracious and developing gratitude for all that you are given

•           Learning to be a provider, an earner and a do-er

•           Fight to be self-sufficient 

•           Use your money, your connections and your influence to help open doors for people who don’t have wealth, connections or the abilities you have

•           Ground yourself with daily habits and routines

•           Be pure in your connections to people48.

•           Make your own living; don’t be a human user or a leech

He’s done all of this to build his career  and he really did not achieve wealth or acclaim until he was aged 48  and then ,“Surprise, surprise!”

IT WAS AT AGE 48 TO AGE 50 TRANSITING URANUS SQUARED  HIS NORTH NODE IN TAURUS .

Hurray! This was when George published his first novel, “The Game of Thrones” on the first of August, 1996. Uranus was 2 degrees of Aquarius which squared his North Node in Taurus.  In 1998, on November 16 George published “The Clash of Kings.”  Uranus was 9 degrees of Aquarius then.

Rather than complete turmoil transiting Uranus bought acclaim.  George had lived with Uranus all his life though.  Natal Uranus at 00 degrees Cancer squared his grounded 28 degree Virgo Sun and natal Uranus sextiled his North Node Taurus at 5 degrees.   

I love George’s books. I do like Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen.

Congratulations George on your success. You deserve it.

BONNIE PARKER  (PUBLIC ENEMY NO. 1 1931-1934)

 b. 1st Oct, 1910 Rowena, Texas, USA.

Bonnie Parker  (d. 23 May, 1934) and Clyde  Barrow (March 24, 1909 – May 23, 1934) were an American criminal couple who travelled the Central United States with their gang during the Great Depression. They were famous for their bank robberies, but they preferred robbing small stores or rural gas stations. Their exploits captured the attention of the American press and its readership during the “public enemy era” between 1931 and 1934. They are believed to have murdered at least nine police officers and four civilians.

Bonnie had her North Node in taurus at 20 Taurus and it was part of an earth grand trine . Her North Node trined Uranus 21 Capricorn and it trined a stellium in Virgo which consisted of Mercury 27, Venus 23, Moon 19, Poseidon 21 and Juno 18. The stellium suggests her notoriety (Poseidon), emotional attachment (Juno-Moon) and love and mentally- based friendship with Clyde (Venus conjunct Mercury).   Her North Node sextiles her Piscean Uranian planet Hades which suggests a deteriorating and illusory situation which would lead to her death.

The press’s portrayal of Bonnie was sometimes at odds with the reality of their life on the road. She was there at 100 or more felonies during the two years that she was Barrow’s companion, but she was not the cigar-smoking, machine gun-wielding killer depicted in newspapers, newsreels, and pulp detective magazines of the day. Nonetheless, numerous police accounts detail her attempts to murder police officers. Parker never smoked cigars.  The 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde, starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in the title roles, revived interest in the criminals and glamorized them with a romantic aura. The 2019 Netflix film The Highwaymen televised the pursuit of Bonnie and Clyde.

On January 16, 1934, Barrow coordinated the escape of Hamilton, Methvin, and several others in the “Eastham Breakout”. The audacious raid generated negative publicity for Texas, and Barrow seemed to have achieved his revenge on the Texas Department of Corrections. Barrow Gang member Joe Palmer shot Major Joe Crowson during his escape, and Crowson died a few days later in the hospital. This attack attracted the full power of the Texas and federal government to the manhunt for Clyde Barrow and Bonnie. As Crowson struggled for life, prison chief Lee Simmons reportedly promised him that all persons involved in the breakout would be hunted down and killed. All of them eventually were, except for Methvin, who preserved his life by setting up the ambush of Bonnie and Clyde.

It was this prison breakout at the prison farm near Lovelady, Houston Texas, that was where transiting Uranus at 23 degrees in Aries actually squared Bonnies natal Uranus in Capricorn at 21 degrees (and her North Node trined her natal Uranus.) Transiting Pluto at 23 degrees Cancer opposed Bonnie’s natal Uranus on that day.     It is interesting that on that day transiting Hygeia was conjunct her natal  Uranus as well. she must have gained a huge thrill from the break out.

From then on Bonnie’s goose was cooked.

The Texas Department of Corrections contacted former Texas Ranger Captain Frank Hamer and persuaded him to hunt down the Barrow Gang. He accepted the assignment as a Texas  prison system as a special investigator, and given the specific task of taking down the Barrow Gang. Former Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, the Barrow Gang’s relentless shadow after the notorious Eastham prison breakout. Hamer was tall, burly, and taciturn, unimpressed by authority and driven by an “inflexible adherence to right, or what he thinks is right.” For twenty years, he had been feared and admired throughout Texas as “the walking embodiment of the ‘One Riot, One Ranger’ ethos”. He “had acquired a formidable reputation as a result of several flamboyant captures and the shooting of a number of Texas criminals”. He was officially credited with 53 kills, and suffered seventeen wounds. Prison boss Simmons had approached two other Rangers, both of whom declined because they were reluctant to shoot a woman. Starting on February 10, 1934, Hamer became the constant shadow of Barrow and Parker, living out of his car, just a town or two behind them. Barrow and Parker were killed  at 9.15 am, on May 23, 1934, on a rural road near Gibsland  in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

It wasn’t transiting Uranus that effected them on May 23rd. Transiting Pluto was 22 degrees Cancer in the 12th house, transiting Mars in Taurus was conjuncting Bonnie’s North Node and it sat on the 01th/11th house cusp and strangely the transiting Moon at 24 Virgo sat on Bonnie’s stellium which was part of her grand trine which included her Taurus North Node. Tanrus at the time was 29 degrees Aries. Saturn was 27 degrees Aquarius widely squaring her North Node.   

CONCLUSION

Here are some other people with a Taurus North Node:

Mother Teresa (22 degrees 47 minutes Taurus)

Jacqui Kennedy (17 degrees 46 minutes Taurus conjunct her descendant in the 7th house)

Al Gore (14 degrees Taurus square Pluto and Saturn in Leo in his 1st house)

Martin Luther King (28 degrees Taurus square Neptune in his 5th house)

Eckhart Tolle (17 degrees Taurus square Saturn)

Audrey Hepburn (21 degrees Taurus conjunct Jupiter)

Oscar Wilde

I do hope that you have enjoyed this article and it has helped you understand the archetype of the North Node in Taurus or the 2nd house and a couple of examples of what happens to this archetype when  transiting  Uranus influences it.  

Happy Christmas everyone and I do hope that the year 2021 brings a lessening of Covid-19 and a much happier year for us all.

With much love and the light of goodness to you all,

Hilary

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MIRACLES HAPPEN WHEN HYGEIA CONJUNCTS ASTEROID ERYNIA IN A NATAL CHART

By Hilary Bond PhD . This article is copyright and all rights are reserved to Dr Hilary J. Bond

MIRACLES HAPPEN WHEN HYGEIA CONJUNCTS ASTEROID ERYNIA IN A NATAL CHART

INTRODUCTION

Welcome back to Karen and Brad’s ongoing tale of Brad’s miraculous recovery from near-death. The tale also includes, in parts one and two, Karen’s joyful determination, as a Hygeia conjunct Sun in in Scorpio in the 3rd house mother, to restore her treasured son to health.   Her journey to make her beloved son Brad’s life affirming journey possible included her belief in miracles (Neptune conjunct Hygeia conjunct Sun, all in Scorpio conjunction Venus in Sagittarius) which she communicated endlessly to Brad’s hospital care givers, nurses, doctors, surgeons and probably the cleaners and administrators in Brad’s hospital ward. It has, so far been a three-year, three-month victory against giving up; a victory against leaving Brad in a vegetative state; a victory for her goal of having her son  pressing forward medically, so he is walking, talking, eating, happy and living a productive life as a restored and shining Hygeia in Gemini conjunction Erynia, sextile Sun in Leo, trine Jupiter in Aquarius man and much-loved son. 

In the short article on “Hygeia, Goddess of Sanitation and Hygeia, the author of Greek Medicine.net maintains that Hygeia is the personification of the value of diet and hygiene in health maintenance and disease prevention and she is the complement to her father/partner Asclepius. The author continues that, “We look to Asclepius for medical miracles in times of crisis…, but we must do all we can to maintain our health and prevent disease ourselves. The body has amazing powers of self-healing if we keep it clean and live in accordance with Nature’s laws.” This is the stage Brad is at self-healing the moment as he is finally able to eat rather than being fed through a tube.

     In his book, Spontaneous Healing, Dr. Andrew Weil, (who is a well-known author in the field of Natural Health) classifies diverse methods and attitudes to medicine and health as being either chiefly Ascelepian or Hygeian. He sees most natural, holistic, alternative medical systems are in the Hygeian camp, whereas modern medicine is overwhelmingly Ascelepian. The Hygeian approach, he maintains, is ultimately the most positive and empowering.

Like fellow academic Georgia Petridou, in her article “Asclepius the Divine Healer, Asclepius the Divine Physician: Epiphanies as Diagnostic and Therapeutic Tools”, I have found that Ascelepius and Hygeia are hallmarks of a divine revelation and Brad’s miraculous cure point to Karen and Brad’s strong Hygeia in their horoscopes, with Karen praying to the archangels and meditating with them daily. Brad has the asteroid Ascelepius in Virgo in his sixth house and exactly on his Descendant, giving the indication of a miracle cure as a measure of health.

THESE ARE THE DESCRIPTIONS OF HYGEIA’S POWERS BY ANCIENT GREEK WRITERS

“Virgin Hygeia… mild and kind… [who loves and works with her family, always holds] a serpent, which she is feeding from a cup….,. the goddess of physical health, is [also] the giver or protectress of mental health…”. (Aeschylus. Eumenides, p. 522, 5th century BC)

Truly blooming health (Hygeia)….” Aeschylus, Agamemnon, p. 1001.ff

To Hygeia (Health), prolific queen. Hear me, life-bearing Hygeia, of beauteous mien, mother of all; [smiter] of diseases dire, bringer of bliss.” Orphic Hymn 68 to Hygeia (Greek hymns C3rd B.C. to 2nd A.D.)

Bright-eyed mother, highest queen of Apollon’s (the Sun’s) golden throne, desirable [for health], gently-laughing Hygeia (Health).” Licymnius, Fragment 769, from Sextus Empiricus, Against the Ethicists, Greek Lyric V, C4th B.C.

THE ERINYES BECOMING THE EUMENIDES (but the asteroid is called Erynia.)

Once Athena decreed that the Erinyes would become the Eumenides the former vengeful Dementer-type women who sent wrong doers mad with not a hint of mercy, became benevolent, good-natured, warm, affectionate, tender, loving, compassionate, considerate, thoughtful and beneficent, seeking libations, protective and helpful. Maybe you have Erynia in your horoscope, aspecting your Hygeia.  Brad does and this is the past life I saw for him today.

First of all, I sought the time. It was about 12,000 years ago and Erynia today was at 27 Cancer in his fifth house of joy squaring his Mars conjunct Chiron at 27 Libra in his 8th house of past lives and family genetic inheritance. This clearly indicates a turning point.

Secondly, I began looking for Brad’s Erynia past life as his surrogate I picked a Doreen Virtue angel card which said, “SIGNS!” and the reading said, “Look for signs and symbols because the angels are trying to get your attention.” The Mars-Chiron in the 8th house of bridging between dimensions can be old wounded past life or past life energy transformed into new healing energy OR old past life healing ability is about to be given to you, but you must begin to help others and this is soul quest.   

But the research for my Hygeia  and the Asteroid books indicated overwhelmingly that the many “Hygeia -Aspecting Erynia” people  had experienced Near Death Experiences .   

THE ERYNIA PAST LIFE in Brad’s eyes as I am only the surrogate for his spirit: “I see a grove of lilac trees.  I see the most beautiful ethereal maidens floating through but suddenly they are attacked by wild men who seek to take the maidens home as wives.  They are great hulking brutes. I am one of them.

A giant being appears, a thunder and lightning spirit full of sparks, smoke and fire and horrible noise and he wants to fry us.  The maidens run, all bar one who stands her ground and shouts, “Have mercy on them!”

The thunder being turns them into defenseless rabbits, but the girl is angry and hardly meek and mild and she shouts again, “Stop! That one and she points to me. Save him. We will keep him.”

Then the maidens take me to a misty place (sort of teleporting. I was too dazed to know what was happening), clearly a place of immortals. I could glean that much, for they weren’t substantial like humans, but I dared not poke them.  In those times when Atlantis still existed everything was God. We were all divine and scared. All was one, all joined, no separation. 

It is a dimension of plenty, abundance, a shining, golden place full of pure love, kindliness and mercy.    I stay there forever, but occasionally I long to be human again and the longing grows and multiplies and the maiden who helped to me and strokes my brow. “Bar-el”, she says, “We will fulfill your wishes, but there are conditions. She told me and I agreed.

 I am returned to the lilac grove, which looks the same, but I have the knowledge I accrued in the otherworld.  I spend the rest of my life helping others, especially the violent, brutal ones, because I am still giant, bearded and I look superficially brutal, but if you look more deeply my heart shines and I am alive for all sentient beings.

Occasionally, I go to the lilac grove, and the maiden I met eons ago, from here, appears and teaches me new knowledge.

AESCHYLUS, THE ANCIENT GREEK WRITER WHO HAS KEPT THE EUMENIDES [the asteroid Erynia] IN THE COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS

Around 2,500 years ago the famous Greek writer Aeschylus who wrote the play, Agamemnon.  Agamemnon, was the lover of Cassandra and leader of the Greek armies at the Trojan war.

Although Aeschylus wrote 90 plays one of the only ones to survive is The Oresteia Trilogy (Agamemnon, Libation Bearers and The Eumenides.) It is vital to this article that I mention that Aeschylus is said to have described his work as ‘morsels from the feast of Homer,’ as Brad is also known as Homer.

WHAT DOES THE ASTEROID ERYNIA DO? AND WHAT DO ERYNIA AND HYGEIA DO TOGETHER?

The three women, who in ancient Greece were known as the Fates, also known as the Furies, the Greek Erinyes and later the serpent goddess Athena when they were transformed into the “kindly ones” who give beneficence, were then called the Eumenides, in Greco-Roman mythology. Thus, Erynia is the underworld collective chthonic goddess of vengeance transformed into a second chance at life. 

In all the horoscopes I have collected, for my book, Hygeia and the Asteroids, people who have the asteroid Erynia aspecting Hygeia, most have Near Death Experiences   where beneficent angelic beings cleanse and purify them of their previous karmic problems and them back to life in a miraculous manner.

According to the Greek poet Hesiod, they were the daughters of Gaea (Earth.)  They were known as Alekto (Unceasing Anger), Tisiphone (Avenger) and Megaera (Jealous). These three (Fates or Dementers as they would be known in the Harry Potter series) lived in the underworld (the unconscious) and ascended to earth (consciousness) to pursue the wicked.

They were often identified with spirits of the fertility and abundance of the earth.

Clearly, Hygeia and Erynia conjunct in Gemini in the fourth house produce good health from one’s family. They create well-being from being benevolent and compassionate to family and maybe well being as a builder, interior decorator, buying real estate and they have good health from being with mother and family and soul ties with family.  In Gemini usually one may have to watch one communication, but also lungs, throat, speech, larynx and do not smoke.

I can tell you because I did Brad’s Hygeia past life. This life is a few hundred years after the Erynia lifetime. This is Brad speaking:

I see whales, giant whales. I am a sailor, not alone, but with men and one woman for luck. We are seeking a mythical fish who is a friend to man-kind. His name is Freed-eee. It could be Fred -eee.

He is my friend from my dreams. Every night he comes to me in my nightly big dreams (for I am an oracle (Hygeia in Gemini quincunx Kassandra in Scorpio in 9th house.) He tells me what I should know. He is a knowledge giver, a wise one, an Atlantean light man, who comes in the guise of a fish, but he is my spiritual guide. The guide of my soul for this life.

The men think this giant mythical fish is real. I have lucid dreams and I tell my fish Fred-ee about the men.

Barr-el, he calls me.  I will appear to your men as a giant rainbow fish. That will make them happy. I am overjoyed and everyone sees him. He is as giant as the whales. He tells them things about their soul quest and they are happy beyond belief. I love Fred-ee. He is so full of love.  

BRAD’S NATAL CHART

 Brad has a fan/funnel chart with Saturn in Aries in his 2nd house. This indicates that he Saturn in Aries which indicates that he:

  • Has a great deal of inherent common sense, which he will learn gradually?
  • Maybe frustrated with the delays and frustrations of the energy and drive of normal Aries,
  • Has a strong need for security,
  • seeks immediate gratification and quick fixes, thus these painful years in hospital have taught patience,
  • is a trail-blazer, is dependable and organized, may act childishly at times, which by now is a thing of the past. By watching his mother, the doctors, surgeons, dieticians, the physiotherapists, social workers and the compassionate caregivers, in short, the team of people devoted to saving and improving his life the immaturity would have disappeared,
  • a man battles for what his beliefs,
  • a man who considers things deeply

He also has Saturn in his 2nd house which means that,

  • He is thrifty and a hard worker,
  • Success comes slowly to him so he practices gratefulness meditation,
  • Because of a poor background he has, in his early life build a house and gathered security 

He has a Pisces ascendant which matches Karen’s Sun in Neptune. Thus, with his Mercury in Virgo opposite he matches his pragmatic, organized, utilitarian ways of thinking to his spiritual beliefs (Pisces beliefs.)

His Jupiter is trine Hygeia in Aquarius in his 12th house, so he is a friend to mankind and can influence the collective.

His Neptune is in Capricorn 28 degrees in his 11th house of hopes and dreams squaring Chiron conjunct Mars. He is a fisherman.

Brad had no clear aspect configuration,

BUT BRAD HAS TWO LARGE SQUARING STELLIUMS:

Hygeia 16, Hades 17, Noemi 15 and Erynia 15 degrees 24 minutes in GEMINI IN HIS 4TH HOUSE

HADES can mean deterioration, but it is in the charts of many healers and activists and amazons when its conjuncts or aspects Hygeia.

NOEMI : Hank Friedman  states that there are a few possibilities with asteroid Noemi: The name Noemi is derived from the Hebrew Naamah, meaning “pleasant, delightful”. Consequently, Noemi  may give a gracious, amiable and congenial nature. Maybe a position of social prestige may be attained.   With Hygeia you would gain well being from being a friend to others and soul wise you have come in as a sociable, likeable person.

SQUARING his

Mercury 13, Anubis 15, Black Moon 16, North Node 20 and Venus 20 degrees of VIRGO in his 7th house.

MERCURY. We all know that Mercury is communication, the throat chakra and short term travel. Mercury is a psychopomp and can travel between the world of Earth, heavenly realms and the underworld like Hecate.  He is Hermes the alchemical god and the alchemist.  

ANUBIS The asteroid Anubis , the jackal headed was the son of the Nepthys and Osiris a god of death and the underworld.  He was the god of death, mummification, embalming, the afterlife, cemeteries, tombs, and the Underworld. Besides having a similarity to Hades he is clearly a god of the Bardo or afterlife (life between lives.)

THE BLACK MOON . The Black Moon looks at your (Jungian) shadow and forces you spiritually to become your soul core or essence regardless of your qualifications, career, wealth or social standing.

NORTH NODE is our soul’s intended pathway in this lifetime  and one can use the gifts from the south node past lives, but not fall back into the negative behaviours of the south node. In his past lives Brad lived Piscean lives and usually indicates  means escaping reality in some way or being a

VENUS is clearly love, our attractions and values.

What I can see here are possible indications of near death (Anubis and the Black Moon),  and actually going to the underworld, but being saved from death by love (Venus) and his mother’s  practical detailed work of endless positive communication (Mercury) with hospital staff and communication and brain neurological functioning and diet, all  to keep Brad’s recovery evolving.   The north Node in Virgo seems to be the nuts and bolts functioning of healing and hospital procedures and Brad’s mother becoming an expert here to save him.

ERYNIA AND HYGEIA  definitely save the day and the beings from Brad’s past lives in his Erynian and Hygeian lives may well have intervened.  The maiden from Brad’s Erynian life may well be his soul partner  because NOEMI is also an indication of marriage, partnership and with Hygeia conjunct Noemi this may be a soul union forever. I must go back to find her name.  

The crux of the whole chart is Mercury, because it rules Virgo and Gemini and Brad must keep communicating on an earthly and heavenly level.

 

FELICITATIONS

I hope that you enjoyed this article.

Karen   and Brad I send my love and I give to all who read this my blessings and a hug,

Hilary

ANALYZING A HYGEIA-FOCUSED NATAL CHART AND DIAGNOSING THE ASPECTS AND TRANSITS TO HYGEIA: PART TWO

ANALYZING A HYGEIA-FOCUSED NATAL CHART AND DIAGNOSING THE ASPECTS AND TRANSITS TO HYGEIA: PART TWO

By Hilary Jane Bond PhD.  All rights reserved. Copyright.

 I wanted to call this article “SHAMANIC ASTROLOGY: ASSISTING A CLIENT TO NAVIGATE THROUGH THEIR HYGEIA -FOCUSED NATAL CHART & TRANSITS. Looking at the roadblocks in that chart with the goal of empathically creating new patterns of holistic wellbeing. Part two of Karen’s astrological consultation, but it was a long and cumbersome title.

However, now you have read the long title you know what this article really is  discussing.

This Hygeia focused article is addressing:

1.shamanic astrology with a shamanic journey and soul retrieval to the client’s Hygeia in her horoscope,

2. Diagnosing the natal chart,

3. analysing the transiting planets through a natal chart,

3. empathic holistic astrological counselling and healing,

4. seeking to create holistic wellbeing (Hygeian type astrology) for your client,

5. at the highest level of awareness possible for your client at that time, which also is a Hygeian holistic perspecttive.

INTRODUCTION

There are gateways or portals that lead to old pain, suffering and trauma in one’s life. There are the soothing and eye-opening Hygeian ones every five years; the initiatory Saturnian ones every seven years; the shocking Uranus one at age 38-42 and age 84; the grueling Pluto transits to one’s Sun once in a lifetime for a few people (but not all), and then a healing and knowledge/wisdom-giving gateway is the Chiron return at age 49-51.  Another portal which has the potential to unlock one’s shadow is the Black Moon transit.

Consequently, today I am highlighting the effects of transits in a natal chart and how to resolve these roadblocks with a variety of holistic healing.

We need to be aware of these significant doorways to awareness and potential higher consciousness and celebrate these potential initiations. Otherwise, the effect may be like the flushing of an old toilet that does not have enough water. We push the button, but some of the flotsam and jetsam   is left floating and stinking and it may be so huge and toxic that we cannot flush it away without help.  This is when some people turn to addictive substances, become ill, turn to mainstream medication (psychiatric pills for often wrongly and superficially diagnosed for depression, anxiety and a host of psychiatric ailments) or at worst they may even try suicide or toxic/dangerous behaviours to themselves or others.  They may get divorced or enter impulsively into a new relationship. At best they will grow in consciousness and joyfully find their old soul-mates or soul-friends and or find their correct soul path.     

Consequently, one of the answers to achieving a higher level of awareness is an education about the gateways of life, intergenerational trauma, past life and interdimensional toxic imprinting and ways to heal these situations. The second answer is a diagnosis of the situation and the third answer is a gradual healing of the client’s situation. 

Here the goal may be to resolve old traumas and bring in suggestions of new ways of thinking, being, behaviours, emotions, intellectual patterning, spiritual healing and physical healing to my clients. In short, I am looking at an empathic, loving, holistic way of being in the present, burning the past to ash and introducing healing and self-empathic methods of being kind to oneself.

Because of old childhood conditioning or brainwashing (by thoughtless parents, siblings, peers/friends/ grandparents/relations and seeing too much violence and the media-driven drama),  people, as they grow up from the childhood to adolescence, then to adulthood may not have the tools to understand the wrongs of their childhood and adolescent training, teaching, yelling or even abuse and neglect. That was a  very long sentence, so in a nutshell I suggested that, if a person comes from a family and environment that is not holistically healthy, they will be harmed. When people are harmed by this kind of brainwashing (a softer word is conditioning or imprinting) their aura will hold the imprints of abuse and harm and they may, if they are not aware of this, continue to attract abusive situations, neighbours, workmates and partners.

And this is the shadow work that comes with deep research and work into one’s natal position and transits of the Black Moon, Pluto and even the asteroid Hades. Evolutionary astrology (Jeffrey Wolf Green) and Jungian shadow work, hand in hand will help in this regard. Keeping a diary of what  happens on your Pluto and Black Moon transits is vital.  I have transiting Pluto conjuncting my Sun, quincunxing my natal Pluto, opposing my Uranus and Pluto and squaring my natal Neptune now , thus I can watch my shadow emerging in the behaviour of neighbours and relations. My close friends do not project.  

Boab is an all-encompassing Australian Bush Flower Remedy for intergenerational patterns of abuse and enmeshment in families. This is effective when a great- grandfather physically and verbally abuses their son and it goes down through the grandfather, father to the son. You can work with this energy shamanically or via geneological astrology, which I love working with. The patterns of behaviour emerge with comparing natal patterns of the people in each generation.

 If you are a mediumistic healer/shamanic holographic kinetic healer or holistic spiritual healer of any kind you will seek to find the original abuse by “seeing” into the ancestral dimensions through the akasha. (The hall of records and book of life are other names for the akasha and akashic records.) I just ask to “see where ……. (my client) ‘s pain and trauma began. It may be a past life. It could also be interdimensional. If they client admits they are taking addictive substances, you need to clear the destructive beings that belong to that addiction. None of this is for the uneducated neophyte. You must have years of training and experience to do this so you achieve a new holistically healthy life path for the client.     

Thus, and hopefully your client will return, to resolve and heal in a caring, empathic, compassionate, wise and healing method to introduce new and healthy ways of thinking, feeling, reacting and behaving.

RESOLVING THE ISSUES OF TRAUMA

  • Affirmations;
  • Flower therapy,
  • Colour therapy,
  • psychological counselling and naturopathy if the pain and suffering have transmuted into Post Traumatic Trauma Disorder,
  • Thought stopping,
  • Rational-emotive behaviour,
  • Shamanic soul retrievals performed by experts,
  • Shamanic-holographic kinetic healing with a soul retrieval included in each healing,
  • continual awareness of whether our psychological buttons are being pushed and how we are feeling in our holistic state (our physical/emotional/mental/social/spiritual state) so we can do something about this via a range of therapists,
  • If we have addictions (which may include Facebook, relationships, sex, laxatives) to substances, cigarettes, alcohol we must for our sake and our family’s sake take steps to get help,
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy,
  • group therapy (counselling) for whatever the problem is. Borderline personality disorder only responds to counselling (not medications).

Whatever the problem is you must find the actual core issue.   

If astrologers are highly educated with a good university education, plus alternative therapy training then they/we may have to decide which way we approach the trauma. None of this is resolved in one issue.      

THE WORK THE CLIENT MUST DO BEFOREHAND

When a client/friend/relation/loved one asks for a consultation to look at resolving traumatic issues I ask for a brief biography preferably in dot point form. The more any person delves deep and dwells on and into old trauma, pain and struggles the more that trauma comes back into their consciousness. It is acidic and if it has not been healed it eats into the neuroplasticity of their brain.

Thus, we ask that while the client is writing about their past history and their stories that accompany the salient facts, we ask that they play the music of Mozart, because it is the most healing sound and have their favourite oil in a burner.  Some flowers, fruit and a nice ritual, inviting their favourite divine beings, guides and favourite archangels can set the scene with love and maximum pleasantness.    I suggest when they send the dot point past history and stories that they have a burning ceremony and maybe call on St Germaine and his violet flame to burn the nasty stories in the etheric realms.   I also suggest taking the drops of the flower essence Angelsword to clear the spiritual essence of the trauma that the client has dredged from the past to the surface.

THE PRACTICAL DETAILS OF EXAMINING AND RESOLVING TRANSITS IN A NATAL CHART

Before my second consultation I noticed, in my friend Karen’s natal chart, that she has two large stelliums opposing one another (Pluto, Mars and Uranus in the first house and Chiron, Moon, Saturn, Black Moon in the 7th house.) Oppositions generally can balance out over time and  this opposition creates a calm and rational approach to the opposing energies in one’s character, however these stelliums contain some heavy-duty conjunctions between planets, Karen’s Chiron and the Black Moon.

I have seen people in this generation quite crushed by the stellium Karen has in her first house.  A lesser woman could be a nasty, vengeful person, a person who enjoyed vicarious violence; or perhaps a violent revolutionary, or an enraged activist or a person who projected her Plutonic- Mars- Uranian conjunction energies onto a partner and did some substantial blaming. Karen is not of that caliber.  She is up there with the angels at a particularly high level of awareness, constantly learning about neurology, bodily organs, diet, holistic therapies and new methods of medical and alternate healing with an emphasis on spiritual healing. 

THIS IS THE ASTROLOGICAL OPPOSITION

  1. Atlantis at 18 degrees 23 minutes, Pluto is at 20 Virgo, Mars 23 and Uranus 24 in her first house
  2. It opposes her Moon at 16 degrees Pisces, Chiron 22 Pisces, Saturn at 23 degrees Pisces and Black Moon at 26 Pisces. 
  3. These planets and asteroids are essentially glued together.

What I see in the 7th house  is  MOON, CHIRON, SATURN, BLACK MOON

  1. This is a situation where the Moon because of emotional patterning seeks a partner, yet the karmic placement of Saturn may present obstacles and depression, so we can stay wounded (Chiron) and endlessly seeking a partner (Black Moon)

2. OR seek profound divine healing through the divine and possibly meditations and interdimensional soul expansion (Atlantis) which is a higher level of awareness and vibration than  Saturn and see the  beauty in all life and address our shadow (Black Moon.)

However, we as therapists do not mention the doom and gloom words I used in number 1. explanation of the Moon, Chiron, Black Moon, Saturn stellium.

I will say things like, “I am so impressed by the wonderful stable (Satuurn) emotional energy (Moon)you have and your common sense (Saturn) as a mother (Moon). It looks as though you, as a Mother (Moon) promote responsibility for your actions as an ethic for your children.

And I would continue, “I admire that fact that as a Mother-mentor you promote wisdom and lifelong learning with your children (Moon conjunct Chiron.) How fortunate your children are that you take them on regular nature hikes as a family (Chiron-Moon)

I am so glad you work so hard with your children to promote spiritual values and talk with them about moderation, humility and such sensible, pragmatic behaviour (Black Moon Moon.)

The above three paragraphs are examples of a non threatening astrological dialogue with your client.

ARCHANGEL AND DIVINE HEALING- YES IT WORKS

Here in  7TH house situations I would seek archangel Chamuel, and I do every day because he transforms relationships and one’s heart chakra and brings divine love into one’s life.

Karen and I also work with archangel Zadkiel is the archangel of freedom, benevolence and mercy, and the Patron Angel of all who forgive. I have worked with him/her for many years in my healing.

Jesus and then Mother Mary and Archangel Micheal are the major sources of divine healing. I have depended on Jesus all my life and Mother Mary and Michael for the last 25 years.  

What I see in the first house stellium is this energy is a person who has an amazing energy of doing the unusual to effect regeneration and transformation in herself and others.

To analyze this energy, we can see the minutiae of Mars, Uranus and Pluto below:

URANUS

  • Awakening,
  • Inventiveness, astrology and psychology,
  • Sudden change,
  • A breaker of traditions,
  • An unusual person who does unusual things,
  • The nervous system, so a need to unwind, meditate, relax,
  • Spasms,
  • Hypo or hyper conditions,
  • Quick resolutions

MARS – basically for Karen Mars is energy and assertion

PLUTO

  • at the lowest level:
  • obsessions, phobias, isolation, coercion, bacteria, viruses and degeneration.
  • At the highest level:
  •  an awareness of one’s unconscious patterns; epigenetic and genetic patterns; ancestral conditioning; negative emotional patterns and sabotaging behaviour hidden in the subconscious mind, which if untreated may act like a toxic moon; and personal and family shadow behaviour and projection
  • and at the highest-level regeneration, reforming and transformation.
  •  In a word one must transform daily psychologically and be aware of one’s patterns and old habits and declutter, clear, clean constantly,
  • The archangel is Azrael,
  • The goddess and gods Anubis, Hecate, Thanatos, Hades, Sekhmet and Isis and Osiris; Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Azrael is the archangel of regeneration, transformation, coercion, cooperation, rebirth, desire, obsession, cleansing, healing, elimination, generational changes, ancestral memory and ancient knowledge. Learning secrets, the unconscious, the inner journeys, radical change in consciousness Death and resurrection, endings and beginnings and the achieving spiritual goals.
  • Thus, with Pluto here Karen uses Azrael to transform and regenerate herself and her son
  •  

•             THEN WE SEE A GRAND SQUARE IS FORMED BECAUSE SKULD IN GEMINI AND EURYDICE IN SAGITARIUS SQUARE BOTH STELLIUMS

 I felt that healing the energies of Skuld and Eurydice would be an essential step to disengaging any toxicity in this grand square.

THE TRANSITS ON THE DATE OF HER SON’S ACCIDENT

I remind you that we are looking at her transits on that day (not her son’s transits.)

On the date of her son’s horrific accident the transits on that day are

  • Saturn Sagittarius 21,
  • Black Moon 22 Sagittarius,
  • Pluto 17 degrees Capricorn,
  • Moon’s node 24 Leo,
  • Mars 27 Leo,
  • Uranus 28 Aries (to me indicating potential for lessening trauma over time as it is separating aspect,
  • Chiron 27 Pisces (to me indicating potential for healing as it is a separating aspect)

There is a heavy emphasis on karma and perhaps depression which is to be expected, but also an instant (Mars) transformation (Pluto) and loosening of boundaries, plus her soul pathway in this life is highlighted (North Node.) Uranus does tell us of revolutionary change and Chiron of the potential for her to become a healing (which she has done in past lives -Moon conjunct Saturn conjunct Chiron) and heal her own shadow whilst helping to heal her son (Black Moon and Saturn transits moving into the 5th house.)

I have never been a Black Moon expert so I looked at Laura Walker’s wonderful website featuring her exciting book: The Black Moon: A Guide to Healing the Shadow Side.

This is the website: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/530f3fd3e4b00ea7829010d2/t/531f6aade4b04709d61ca19a/1394567853204/Black+Moon+A+Guide+to+Healing+the+Shadow+Side.pdf

This is what Laura states about Black Moon transits: “The transits of the Black Moon are like a Pluto transit compacted into one month. They are dramatic and empowering because they bring the issues of the shadow side out into the light where they can be understood and transcended. When we bring what is unconscious into conscious awareness, we can overcome the cycle.”

MY REACTION TO THIS AS A SHAMANIC   ASTROLOGER

I looked for any trigger asteroids to this opposition today and I found the asteroid Skuld at 21 degrees Gemini natally in Karen’s chart.

I also found Eurydice 21 Sagittarius natally in her chart.

I performed two shamanic/holographic kinetic/theta healings.

NUMBER ONE HEALING -SKULD AT 21 GEMINI. 

Skuld is an old Norse karmic being. She is one of the three Norns (like the Greek Fates or Erinyes.)

This is Karen’s spirit speaking about what she sees in a past life roughly 4000 years ago. Place unknown:

I don’t know where I am. It is hazy and dusty. I feel as though I am near a volcano. The smell is overwhelming and disgusting. I don’t think I am on Earth. I am thousands of miles from home.  It is a disaster. I see a space ship: it looks like a spaceship of survivors from a dead planet that was destroyed by something terrible.

What do I see? Ugh! Too horrible to discuss.  I am still here. I am not sure whether anyone is alive on the ship. They are not human.  It smells terrible.

The sky is sort of striped in blurry stripes. Something is blocking my vision.

“Okay”, I (Hilary) respond. “We have called on my divine healing guides to delete the vileness.

Karen answers, “I see nothing now. But I still have no idea what is occurring.

There has definitely been a disaster in space, but the divine has cleaned it up. They have intervened and healed. They seemed to have healed and erased astral debris, karmic sludge.

I say,” Okay I see a deformed type Atlantean dwarf who has grown and grown in fury and size and destructive power because of perceived insults for thousands of years. He loves to create devastation in the time of Atlantis and revenge for his paranoia about the way he was treated by the tall luminescent ones.

I read him his rights because according to divine universal law he has the right to choose whether he is destroyed or goes for healing.  The Lords of Karma remove him, but Jesus intervene and takes him for healing.

I tell Karen it was Jesus and my divine guide’s place to intervene on the akashic level because I asked for help in your name.  He was a trickster (Skuld in Gemini) square Karen’s natal Saturn and Pluto and a trouble maker.

We do a soul retrieval in case he has taken a part of Karen’s soul. The healing is complete and Skuld is made pleasant like the Greek Fates being turned into the Eumenides (Kindly ones) by Athena.

KAREN’S SECOND HEALING.

Eurydice 21 Sagittarius. The time is around 1650 after King Charles I of Britain is executed for treason and before King Charles II takes the throne.  

We have Paracelsus, John the Baptist and Zebedee with us as well, as my usual divine guides. They provide, with Jesus four columns of light on the four corners of my healing room.  I love the two prophets who call themselves the “Thunderers” and their presence is highly reassuring to me.   Karen in her soul form is here. I can feel her presence and the divine beings are very loving towards her. The Thunderers nod to her and smile at her which is rare for these amazing old stern healing beings.

Karen’s spirit speaks,

“I am very rich. I am a lady, an English aristocrat. A countess. I am Elizabeth Devonshire.  I have been travelling throughout Europe. We are in Rome with my husband and children, our dogs, my maid and the children’s nanny and my husbands’ valet.  My husband is William. My son is two and a half.  His sister is 10. 

My daughter is skylarking in Trevi Fountain. My husband is not here. The nanny for my baby has wandered away for a moment.  My little boy has somehow fallen into the fountain and drowned. When we find him and my daughter drags him out it is too late. He is dead.

I scream and scream. My husband comes. Many good souls try to help.  But there is no way we can save his life.  Our only boy and I am too old to have more. My husband is beside himself. He sacks the nanny and raves and rants.

Our family are crippled now. Totally traumatized.  My daughter Anne marries to escape the family tragedy and disappears. I die inside. My heart is dead, even though I die of old age after William. I wish thousands of times that little John would return.  I have been dead for many years in my heart and soul before my body dies.

 Karen, in the form of Elizabeth, does not mention that she has two other sons Charles, but he is reclusive.  His is not close and there is William the eldest. Her little baby was her late life baby and she loved him best.

The ghost of my son stays with me.”

Hilary:  I do a soul retrieval for Karen and her son in the 1665 life and find their soul pieces in the fountain. The boy is no longer a ghost. Karen’s heart where the soul piece breaks off is restored.

THE EURYDICE- BLACK MOON RELATIONSHIP

What I also see in regard to this past life Eurydice story is that because of the death of her small child and her resultant grief, everything else in her life becomes meaningless and this is what happens under a Black Moon transit to Eurydice. After the little boy dies the Countess of Devonshire becomes just a “wreck”, a ghostly half dead person and her title and vast estates mean nothing.

Thus, we find the core archetype of the Black Moon transit is Inanna and believe it or not there is an asteroid Inanna.

In regard to comparing Karen’s Eurydice past life as Elizabeth Devonshire to Innana ‘s initiation, Laura Walker’s book “Astrology of the Black Moon” was invaluable to me.  In the ancient Babylonian myth of Ereshkigal, her sister, Inanna carries all her vital possessions, the ones that she believes she needs down to the underworld to stay with her sister Ereshkigal.

But it is only the tablets of spiritual laws that are vital to her quest.  Innana loses all of her material possessions.  Only spiritual laws remain with us during a Black Moon transit and I have found the same seems to occur with a Pluto transit. During this transit, firstly, my car, computer, watch, my television, stove, and other white goods have all have died/fallen apart and were no longer usable. Secondly, the city, where I live now, is a farming community where people have little education, so no one takes any notice of university degrees or beautiful clothes, so physical and material accomplishments, acquisitions and titles are meaningless because this transit is a means to discover our core true identity. A Black Moon transit is an internal spiritual quest and we must surrender or break and I have found this to be true with a Pluto transit too.

 THE STORY OF EURYDICE AND ORPHEUS WHICH IS ENACTED ABOVE IN Karen’s past life.

Orpheus was the son of Apollo, the Greek god of music and poetry. Eurydice was a beautiful nymph. Their tragic love story is a moral story of losing someone you love and having the opportunity to get them back, if you can follow one simple rule (not to look into the past.)

Apollo is the Greek god of music and poetry. Apollo gave his son a lyre and taught him how to play.  Orpheus could play his lyre, and objects would come to life, and all living beings would become entranced.

One day, Orpheus when he was in the woods playing the lyre, he saw a beautiful wood nymph named Eurydice. Eurydice was entranced by the beautiful music. It was love at first sight. They married, but Hymenaeus, the god of marriage who blessed their matrimony, warned Orpheus and Eurydice that the harmony of their marriage would not last.

Because Eurydice was such a beauty, a shepherd named Aristaeus stalked her. He planned and waited and as Eurydice and Orpheus neared, Aristaeus jumped out, but Orpheus grabbed Eurydice, and they began running through the woods with Aristaeus chasing them.  Tragically, Eurydice stepped on a venomous snake, died and descended to Hade’s underworld.

Orpheus grieved and was depressed after Eurydice died. He wanted Eurydice back, so he asked his father Apollo (the Sun god) for help. Apollo pleaded with Hades to allow Orpheus to bring Eurydice, back to life. When Orpheus sang to Hades and his underworld retinue Hades agreed to let Orpheus take his wife to the upper world under one condition: Orpheus had to lead Eurydice out of the underworld and could not look back at her because she would not come back to life.

Orpheus began leading Eurydice out of the underworld, but as they approached the entrance to the upper world, Orpheus turned around to embrace his wife, but she had not emerged from the underworld. She was still in the dark when Orpheus turned around to hug her. At that moment, Eurydice was condemned to the underworld forever.

Thus, you can see the similarities in Karen’s asteroid Eurydice’s past life. But with the shamanic healing and soul retrieval for Karen in that past life, the toxic energy of the Eurydice- past life is no more.

THE COUNTESS ELIZABETH DEVONSHIRE AND HER HUSBAND IN REAL LIFE

You can see Elizabeth’s picture here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Cavendish,_Countess_of_Devonshire

Here is some information about Elizabeth’s husband William https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Cavendish,_3rd_Earl_of_Devonshire

ONE STEP AT A TIME.

The next step is to consult again with Karen about the strengths of her two stelliums then step three is to see her again and discuss her son Brad’s astrological chart, both the natal situation and transits.

I suggest that you move slowly, slowly always so the client is not overwhelmed. Give them tools to work with, and send them copies of your healings and summaries of their time with you. Or ask them to do an audio tape. I cannot do skype, because I am deaf, but to me Skype could put people into trauma quite easily if the client is not under thirty years old. Many people who come to be are frazzled and we work a great deal on stress management. So, be gentle, whatever you do. Be compassionate and please put yourself in their shoes.

FELICITATIONS

I hope you have enjoyed this post.

Kind wishes and many blessings to you, from ,

Hilary