Yes! And bless the balance! Have a wide range of options at
your fingertips! This is classically symbolized by the Aries/Libra
'opposition'/polarity in astrology. Be yourself and graciously
have partners without losing yourself. Enjoy visiting a foreign
country, bring the best home! Sometimes we reach out and never
go home! What used to be the terms of your balance just changed
to a new level. Sometimes the wisdom of balance is to use your
talents as the situation warrants. When in Rome….
in one sense, there are no contradictions at all, just different
skills used in a timely fashion! In the system of astrology
they just happen to be in a circle and 'appear' to be opposite!
What if we added a new sign, just one, just like 'new' planets
have been discovered?! There haven't always been 12 zodiacal
signs like we have now, sometimes there were more, sometimes
less, but I think they have always been symmetrical. Hmm….
on the cusp….
If it is your ascendant or a house cusp, an accurate birthtime
will clarify. If you don't know if the first breath is what
was timed when you were born, you may need to adjust your
chart. When you get specific with your interpretation, you
can tell which sign your ascendant really is.
signs are so incredibly 'opposite!' Aries is all action, Taurus
can sit, Gemini talks, Cancer feels, Leo creates, Virgo works,
Libra socializes, Scorpio observes, Sagittarius seeks, Capricorn
sets priorities, Aquarius networks, Pisces has the vision!
Be specific. The ascendant is how you look to others. If you
have planets at or aspecting your ascendant or on the angles,
your appearance will be a combination of those features.
you were born a day or two of a sign change, your Sun sign
is either one or the other sign. Mercury, the planet of how
we think, is always 28° either side of the sun. That means
it could be in the same or neighboring sign of your Sun sign
when you are born. Venus travels 48° either side of the Sun.
So it could be in the same or any of the two neighboring signs
of your Sun sign when you are born. It is likely that your
Mercury or Venus are in the sign on the cusp your Sun sign
isn't in! You would have traits of that sign because Mercury
or Venus, or even other planets, are in that sign, not because
you are 'born on the cusp.'
think if you put an apple next to an orange, that apple will
never be or look like the orange. I think when a chart is
interpreted specifically, we can see where the confusion comes
in. Maybe Mercury, Venus, your Ascendant/Rising signs are
in that neighboring sign. Maybe there are a lot of planets
in a house related to the sign next to your Sun sign. A planet,
of the nature of that sign, could be in a potent position
that flavors you that way.
specific. The Sun is your will, heart, creativity. Mercury
is how you think. Venus is what you value. Each one applies
are a lot of possibilities. Again, be specific with your chart.
You'll learn your true powers.
Kindly. Comfortingly. Realistically.
What service is it to not tell someone you see that issue
coming up? Death is many things. It can be letting go of a
way of life, losing your marriage, changing your work, transitioning
a loved one, a near death wake up call.
about it helps you focus when it might be difficult to face
what's coming. Usually you already have an idea what/who you
will be needing to let go of. You can use that time in a good
way, make it count. If you anticipate a human loss, get support
for that person if they can receive it, make amends, make
a point to share some very precious time, record your stories,
get things in order, get support for the upcoming times both
for before and after. I think it's time to share, not suffer
alone with our fears, either person's. Love each other.
I like to think it's both, but who can prove it? Molecular
theory says molecule bumps molecule. If you kill that ant….
You do have the chart you were born with. Then there is everything
else since. The fate was to be born with that chart, the freedom
is what you do with it. Nature and nurture, it seems.
Sign, 'bad' Sign
Makes me want to quote a song! Every sign is 'good' and every
sign is 'bad!' Every planet, every house, every aspect is
good/bad. 'Bad' signs usually depend on who you are talking
with! They have had difficulty with that sign. Usually it's
a part of their own chart that is under stress about that
issue. I have my students make a list of signs, planets, houses
and aspects and write the positive and negative issues for
don't have to keep company with a sign you are uncomfortable
with. Work on yourself. If you do spend time with a person
that has a 'bad' sign for you, focus on what is good and useful
about them. Ask them to bring their kind of wisdom to bear
on a topic you need that kind of help with. Watch how they
do it so you can strengthen in that department of your life!
soon can I be an Astrologer?
That depends a lot on you and your circumstances. There are
wonderful schools, correspondence and in person. Go to conferences.
Go to local chat groups, read everything, get private tutoring,
get on the Internet!
if it is legal where you live. Is there a market for it, a
big enough population base to support a career in astrology?
Often there are no more formalities than making a business
card! We call them legal and medical practices. Astrology
is the same. Practice with humans who have big eyes for what
you are saying. Their need will call you to do your best,
learn, learn, learn, practice, practice, practice.
on yourself. The more you know, the more you can help others.
Keep learning. A good astrologer is always becoming an astrologer.
What? It may not occur in your chart, so you never heard of
it! Some of you, however, may find, if you look at the signs
around your chart, there are some missing! Not really, they
are 'intercepted,' completely within the cusps they are between!
For example, a cusp may be 26° Virgo, the next one 3° Scorpio.
Libra then is fully, all of it's 0° to 29°, included between
those two cusps. On the other side of your chart the same
will occur with the opposite sign Aries.
you're not missing anything! You can still be married and
independent!!! Some say the issues of that sign are harder
to enact. I haven't seen any studies to that effect. Truthfully,
I haven't pursued the issue. A lot of times we don't if it
isn't in our own personal chart. It is someone else's specialty.
Check it out for yourself.
It is speculated that we have issues, for better, for worse,
we carry over from past lives. Issues we come in with at birth
like physical disabilities or being amazingly talented at
a young age, are direct carry overs. Sometimes we pay off
'debts,' sometimes they are paid to us. We'll probably make
a few mistakes and accrue good 'karma' too in this life! Be
as good as you can!
& Psychology - Degrees?
I would like to see them merge because I think astrology has
the timing, psychology has the therapy programs. I don't want
to see them merge and eliminate psychics and sensitives who
don't do well with exams and regulations, who have insights
that go beyond a formalized way of understanding and healing.
There isn't enough knowledge yet to bridge the gap between
understanding the mechanics of parapsychology and applying
it. When psychics can get 'degrees' by being psychic, we'll
same goes for astrology degrees. Many people who are excellent
intuitives don't have the capacity for a formalized degree.
Many combine what they know about astrology and their insights
in a very loving, helpful, healthy, creative way because they
didn't know the rules!
another note, you are not a counselor unless you have had
that training, so refer your clients out to astrology friendly
therapists when it is out of your league. Some places it is
illegal to refer to what you do as astrological 'counseling.'
Personally I think that is the way it should be. A lot of
us do have natural wisdom, or life experience that makes us
insightful, but I do think astrology and psychology are different.
Some of your clients may need ongoing support of a trained
therapist that knows your client's diagnosis, knows the specific
healing stages their situation is likely to need and can guide
them along their path. Refer wisely. Please.
are colors, etc. different for different signs and planets,
in different references?!
Simply, astrological artists are different. What works for
one may not for another, and it may be different at different
times and be 'right.' I believe there are different soul levels
and the color systems, etc, are different at different levels.
your most important planet - Dignity, Detriment, Exaltation,
This is kind of a 'good' sign, 'bad' sign issue. In horary
astrology, a question/answer kind of astrology, it may help
weight the answer one way or another. In a person's chart,
I would like to see a healthy attitude about learning, being
responsible for doing one's best, no excuses because of a
difficult planet/sign combination.
me go back. The ruling planet in your chart can be determined
several ways, so which ruling planet are they referring to?
I question that an astrologer could come up to you and say
which your ruling planet is. Even if they did, it might be
prominent in your chart for a different reason. I'm not sure
it makes any real difference that you have a ruling planet.
Each planet has an essential part to play (although the famous
psychic Edgar Cayce said we don't use every planet in every
life), and you were born with your planets where they are
and they aren't going to change! I say you are equally them
all, make good with what you've got!
think a lot of what we think is 'good', 'bad,' is cultural
mindset, parental influence. See how the energy of all your
planets and aspects can be used to their potential! By the
old rules, Jupiter may be 'exalted' in Cancer, but you may
eat way too much and have suffocating junk in your closets.
Jupiter square Saturn (the planet of Jupiter's 'detriment')
may trim you down and teach you to focus on the long term.
When one person whines when that transit comes (a planet in
the sky aspects a planet in your birth chart), the person
who was born with it has become the expert! You may not like
it in the short term, but down the road you may be one very
service is it for me to tell a person they have a planet in
'detriment?' They can't be reborn. It sounds pitiful. Let's
just talk about how it works, for better or worse, just like
any sign, planet, aspect. Let's do without these old terms
or change them.
birthday is on the same day!
Let's party! They
will be like you a lot or a little! Some years the planets
near the Sun are in the same signs as yours, other years they
aren't. You may be uncannily alike in some respects, but so
afar in others. If you are born several years apart, the outer
planets will indicate generational differences. If you are
born in the same year, the time of day of your birth will
have effect. The time of your birth changes your Ascendant/Rising
Sign, what you look like. You may look some the same but mostly
different. People born on a different day with the same Ascendant/Rising
Sign as yours may look more like you.
lot of my family has their birthdays in the same month!
Common. I think families are soul groups that incarnate together
to learn chosen issues. When you look at the family's charts,
you see the same Ascendant/Rising Signs, moon signs over and
over. They say children and parents agree on the soul level
to work together before the baby is born. They say children
choose to be born to those parents for their next best step
would a child choose abusive parents? The soul is a big place.
It knows the big picture. Maybe that person mistreated others
before, is learning humility, kindness, self discipline, compassion.
Maybe the whole family is 'young' souls learning as best they
can. Maybe that child is 'teaching' the parents by the incredible
strength it has to survive, to be a personal example in their
lives of what life could be. Some save their siblings, and
even their own mothers. Many survivors go on from tremendous
suffering to lead miraculous lives.
We do hear people say, 'You've changed, I didn't recognize
you!' Be the best person you can be. Your chart will carry
you the rest of the way. Remember, it is your soul's path.
When planets change signs or houses in your Progressions or
the Progressed Moon crosses your Ascendant or Sun, I often
find those to be major life shifts. Astrology is just a map
of the soul's timing.
people lead a spiritual life and meditate thinking they will
transcend. I find the spiritual masters are incredibly realized
and they are their charts personified! Others of you want
to leave the body because life can get pretty rocky. Get some
help. Sometimes you just can't do it alone. Living with your
own thinking too much is another kind of incest! Use your
chart. This too will pass, do the best you can, one breath
at a time if necessary.
Studies show twins separated at birth, not living with their
parents, are uncannily alike! Twins that live with their birth
parents are encouraged to be different. Even one minute can
make a difference in the way the Ascendant/Rising Sign is
positioned, changing a person's physical appearance. That's
why twins born even a few minutes apart look slightly different.
(For those of you who know astrology, look at the dwadasamas
- each sign is divided into the twelve signs again, similar
to the way the signs are divided into decanates.)
people who get readings weak,
just want to be told what to do?
LOL!!!! That would make my life easy! But I like skeptical
clients who think for themselves. Why should I be responsible
for someone else's life? I've got one of my own! My clients
tend to be go-getters! They might need a jump start from time
to time or a boost. They, like me, whine some, but after that,
on with it! I would be too bored and quit doing astrology
if they just wanted to be told what to do!