Death in the eighth house

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The eighth house is full of scary monsters: death, sex, power, ghosts and rivers of money…
Once you’ve been sucked into this house, only one thing is certain: nothing will ever be the same.
How could it be? It’s the house of transformation…
An archetypal expression of the eighth house is puberty. Do you remember? You were a child. If you were a girl you were not especially interested in boys, if you were a boy, girls were not your cup of tea.
You hadn’t hair where I’m thinking. You didn’t have breasts or periods… if you were a boy your voice was still high pitched.. You body was a child’s body.
You had various interests, you were quite spontaneous, you didn’t mind being silly at the odd moment (or even all the time)
…And suddenly, as suddenly as Hades opening the earth under Persephone’s feet, the hormones shouted: “Game over!”
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Maybe it was not as sudden as I, male, Scorpio with the eighth house in Aquarius claims it to be. It could have happened more gradually… but inexorably anyway.
One day, you would look at a picture of you a few years before and you would think: “this was me…”
It felt weird.
Did you feel regret? Did you realise that you were facing your own death as you looked at this child who was no more? When did you realise that life was not forever for the first time?
In the meantime, you were so excited and scared. You were experimenting your powers of attraction and seduction!
What was your place in the new game? Where you ranking high? Where you appreciated, followed, sought after? Did you dare showing off your brand new me? Did you feel better off dressing up as a flower and disappear in the wallpaper?
This was a very ruthless game for sure. Not everyone was valued equally. Sexual attractiveness knows no political correctness. Cruelty happens. You could win one day and be dumped the next. Shakespeare was everywhere…
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Do you remember? Or has the teenager you were been buried next to the child in the depth of your forgotten memories?
You will die as well. Each time you put a foot or a finger in the eighth house, something dies. Something new comes up. Death is not the end of life you know! The feelings are intense and the uncertainty certain. Sometimes it is wonderful like a new love disturbing all the plans and the daily routines. Sometimes you get rivers of tears going down the drain. Nothing can ever be the same after passing through the house of transformation…
The “eighth house pattern” applies to all the in-between times.
This is not an everyday house like the sixth. You don’t wake up every morning with some eighth house business to go about. We die a little bit every day, but we don’t notice all the time. It’s an underground program.
Another typical case of eight house activity is… what happens just after the seventh house.
You found a partner. This one looks like long term one. One day you find yourselves living in the same space. Your life as an independent single being has definitely come to an end. Now, with your partner, you’ve got sex and bills to pay together. You share your resources. You put your books on the same shelves. You hang your pictures, posters or your paintings next to one another on the same walls. You count what you can afford together. In the bedroom you exchange bodily fluids, mix your dreams and blend your energies. You see each other naked, physically and emotionally. If you don’t, it didn’t work as it should have. Intimacy is sharing what usually remains hidden and that’s how you become one.
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Another eighth house crisis may give your freedom back to you one day, but for now, you are creating a new unit, and in the process you may lose big chunks of what you assumed was your personal identity…
In the eighth, the ego dies.


There are other transformations in a human life, some are big and other small…
There are also rivers of money in the eighth house. In the second, we acquire, we accumulate, we save. Big second house money becomes a capital. In the eighth house, money flows.
The eighth is a Water house and money is liquid. Sometimes it flows in and sometimes it flows out.
Sometimes you get some on the way back from the graveyard, along with some communications from the other world. Sometimes someone you once loved to the point of having children with makes you pay, emotionally and financially. Sometimes you go to the bank to borrow some power. Sometimes you pay, or get paid for sex. (Not you, dear reader, another reader).
Money is value, money becomes a symbol of value, emotions are attached to whatever is valued, emotions flow like money, and it’s all power…. symbolic logic is a strange logic!
We only have to observe life to see how some threads are intertwined….Death (and the other world, and the occult…), sex, power, money, transformation…


When we interpret eighth house placement, we don’t always need to come up with the whole Shakespearean drama though. In many cases, only something associated with these themes and emotional storms will be relevant, thanks God!
…thank you for travelling with me. Hope to see you again, transformed and well alive on another journey!
Jean-Marc Pierson
 

Astrological signs are not signs. They are symbols.

The astrological signs are not signs actually, they are symbols.

A sign is a simple thing, like a traffic sign. It just means one thing.

A symbol is an image which has an impact on the human psyche and connects it to its own depths. It’s a metaphor for spiritual realities.

I keep coming back to this fundamental notion of “symbolic language”. A major cause of misunderstanding in astrology comes from not understanding what symbols are and how they work.

The way they work is by showing analogies. The law of analogy is an esoteric principle which means that there is a similarity between the symbol and what it means.

For instance, the Moon means woman. Woman and Moon have similar cycles, so they are symbolically connected. Now, in symbolic language, just because the Moon means woman…. doesn’t mean that she will mean woman in all cases, and never mean anything else. The Moon is also like our dreams, we see the Moon and dream at night.

The Moon is like the crowd, and the crowd is like the sea. Our emotions are like waves they come and go and in a crowd they propagate and amplify. So the Moon symbolises the crowds as well, the public.

Of course, the Moon symbolises fecundity and children, how could she symbolise woman without symbolising child? … (Well Venus does that, but not the emotional Moon)

So the Moon symbolises many things, which are all linked by analogy, and because the Moon is a symbol, we could understand all her meanings without opening a book if we were poets enough.

So how can we understand what the Moon and every symbol will mean in a particular chart? We need our intuition. In the context of a whole chart, we can get a feel of what each symbol may mean…

 Jean-Marc 

  http://jeanmarcpierson.com 

Once upon a time in the seventh house…

If you say “relationship” to an astrologer, they will look straight away at the “house of the other”.
Placements in the seventh often seem to describe more accurately your partner(s) than yourself. However, whatever happens in our seventh house is still happening in our own chart!
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You must know the story of the ugly duckling. It’s a typically seventh house story. The poor little bird is a survivor. He doesn’t know he is a swan. He believes he is a duck, and an ugly one. However, when he sees swans, he feel fascinated by them.
When the swans see the ugly duckling, they see a swan. They approach him. They make him look at his reflection in the water… and…Surprise! He is a swan!
(This was the story I asked my grandmother to tell me again and again when I was two or three year old. I have Saturn followed by Jupiter in my seventh house.)
Others are mirrors. Is this mirror reliable? Sometimes yes and sometime no. Sorry to answer to this question like a Libra. Maybe. To some extent. We need a sense of nuances. We are not in straightforward grounds here…
The famous “law of attraction” says that “like attracts like”… However we don’t meet only white swans and pretty fairies in the seventh’ fields. Can we tell a woman who is a victim of domestic abuse or sexual violence that she is herself a tormentor who doesn’t know herself, like in the ugly duckling story but the other way round?
This would be a horrible thing to say! So, let’s accept that things may be a little bit more complicated…


Freud wrote that people without moral standards never develop neurosis. They follow their impulses and they don’t end up in the therapist’s room. Such people don’t have a little red devil on a shoulder and a little white angel on the other, arguing about how you should behave. They have only the little red devil. No inner conflict, no neurosis.
In my view, the little red devil is not evil. He is just the voice of a less evolved version of us. If you put a piece of meat between two dogs, they are likely to fight. They are not evil, they are just dogs. They are lovely. They don’t have a little angelic dog on their shoulder telling them they should sacrifice themselves and let the other dog have the meat.
The seventh house is where our inner dogs (or whatever our spirit animals may be) sign a “social contract”. We understand that life can only be better if we refrain from behaving like in a “state of nature” and strive for fairness instead. The purpose is to keep the peace and get minimum suffering and maximum happiness for everyone.
So imagine the two dogs of my example. They have agreed that always fighting is not a good life. Now they argue instead. The smaller one thinks that a fair share of a piece of meat is half of it for each, whilst the bigger one claims that fairness consists of giving each a piece that’s proportionate to their size – or to their weight. What is fairer? Sharing in proportion of weight or size?
…From now on it will always be possible to split more hair. The archetype behind the seventh house is Libra.
Civilised beings go to court instead of fighting. The seventh house also means lawsuits and court cases. (woof! woof! that’s not fair your honour! I’m twice as big, I should get more meat!)
When we get married or decide to associate with a business partner we sign a contract. We want win-win situations. It all happens in the magnificent seventh house.
When we engage in relationships however, we don’t discuss all the terms and conditions in advance. Should we? The magic of love may not feel so good if we did.
What is fair? in a relationship, should the partners always tell where they are going and when they will be back to their “significant other”?
Should both partners do the same amount of house chores independently of how much money they contribute to paying the common bills?
If the relationship is a friendship, should the friends be willing to answer the phone or open their door at any time of the day or night if requested?
(Some friendships are one to one partnerships in their own right)
Psychological questions, emotional needs and desires are at stake. If written, the unspoken contracts that partners unconsciously agree on could go like:
“Make me feel safe and I will make you feel special”
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“Boost my ego and I’ll boost yours”
“Bring some structure, I’ll provide emotional intelligence”
“I’ll make you laugh and you’ll help me cope with the sad bits”
“I will hit you. This will relieve your in-built guilt and my inner tensions” ….
All kinds of unspoken contracts can exist, but I have a feeling that we are already entering the eighth house… Real life is not as clearly
compartmentalised as in a birth chart. In the seventh house we engage in relationships, in the eighth we deal with the deep emotional stuff. In the ninth, we’ll try to understand the meaning of life…
At the beginning of this post, I mentioned the famous “Law of attraction”: “Like attracts like”. I’m taking issue with the universality of this principle. It seems to me that we can also attract (and feel attracted to) complementarity. If like attracted like and like only, we would all be gay wouldn’t we?
Reality must be more nuanced, as usual…
Let’s go back to having a little red demon on a shoulder and an angel on the other one. Imagine a woman who is very scared by the little demon. She gives maximum attention and power to the angel, she listens only to the voice who talks about tolerating, sharing, giving, self-sacrificing… She doesn’t realise that this angel is not a real angel. It’s just a voice dressed up as one. This voice on its own is not fair. The symbol of balance, the scales, must have two sides. The little red demon, spokesman for personal desires and needs is oppressed, suppressed and this is inner abuse. Self abuse.
in good seventh house logic, this inner abuse is likely to manifest as abuse coming from outside. In this way, yes, like attracts like….
Why is this woman so scared by her little demon who only wants her to survive, have some pleasure and be happy? Maybe that’s her karma. Maybe, let me insist: MAYBE, she let him talk too loudly in some past life, many thousand of years ago, the angel was the oppressed and suppressed one, and now, her karma is that the scales have tipped, she’s going too far the other way. She is abusing herself within and therefore attracts abuse from the outside world. Maybe.
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But maybe, and let me insist again, MAYBE, it is because of a great generosity that she has accepted to share a part of someone’s suffering, not because of karma but because of a will to take some of the pain of another on her and work at healing it. If Christians believe that Jesus could take the sins of the world on him, why not believe that anyone can take a little bit of suffering from someone else on their own shoulders, just to help.
And maybe….. maybe something else.
All I want to say here is that we can’t judge because we can’t know. One way or another the seventh is a mirror, but this should not be taken in a too simplistic way.
Sometimes we need to know we are a swan. Sometimes we need to rectify something within ourselves, which can be similar, or opposite to what is presented to us by a partner.
in a mirror, your left side becomes your reflection’s right side and vice versa.
…When we look at someone, we see two people in them: one is us, the other is them. When we know who we are, we know who they are…

How to understand Black Moon Lilith

  First of all there is the Moon. The Moon rules over our most sensitive life. When the Moon shines, we are likely to be smuggling in a bed, cuddling or making love, sleeping, dreaming, enjoying the comfort of our home, eating our bread…. When the Sun shines, we are more likely to be outdoors, seen by others, properly dressed up….
The Moon is the closest of all planet energies. Her orbit wraps up our earthy life. She symbolises mother, so let’s feel vulnerable and emotional like children……

The Moon goes through phases and various cycles… She is sometimes closer to the earth, and sometimes further away, like a mother. Look at a one year old when their Mum goes into the next room leaving them there for a moment…. They call and cry, in despair. Some are more insecure than others, most are very sticky. But mother has to move away every now and then… and this is one of the great lessons we have to learn. She goes away, she comes back and again…..

 

Sometimes we feel a terrible anguish, a terrible fear and need of her as she moves away. Psychologists know we hate our mother when she does that to us, intensely. We wish her death. Then we feel scared and guilty of our destructive tendencies – we need her so much, that bitch who is not there! We love hate need fear crave… This is Black Moon Lilith.

The feeling can be like cutting with razor blades in our most sensitive parts. We can lose consciousness, reject what we most want, become cynical or guilty, ashamed and hateful, longing and craving…. Of course we will wrapped her with psychological defence mechanisms. She has gifts for us though. She gives a great initiation. We won’t stay Moon’s prisoners forever.

If the Moon’s trajectory was a circle, there would be only one centre, the earth. But her orbit is an ellipse. There are two focal points. One is the Earth, the place where we have incarnated. The other is Black Moon Lilith. She is a void, like an Earth that is not there, the place of all that’s missing to the flesh…

Take black moon’s Lilith placement in your chart, and associate this kind of feelings with the meaning of the sign she is in….   …Some bell ringing?


 Jean-Marc Pierson (click on my name!) 

If you have never looked at a chart before…

Hello there! I’m really happy to explain, I love explaining things! If you are a beginner in the study of astrology, I am writing for you.
I expect you to know the symbols of the signs and planets, if you don’t, you can find them here https://www.astro.com/astrology/in_kdhoros_e.htm

On this same website, you can get your own birthchart done for free. You need your date and precise time of birth (more or less five or ten minutes, exact if possible) and your place of birth. Go here https://www.astro.com/cgi/

And now, let me explain.
A birth chart is like a big clock with two dials and ten hands.

The first dial is made up of the twelve signs.
Inside the circle formed of the twelve signs, you can see the symbols of the planets. For instance, in my own chart, the Sun (The circle with a very small circle at its center) is placed in Scorpio (The kind of M ending up with an arrow) The small numbers near the planets indicate the exact degree of the sign where they sit. My Sun is at 12 degrees Scorpio.
The second dial is made up of twelve houses. On the birth chart, you can see lines dividing the wheel into 12 sections, numbered from 1 to 12 (the numbers are near the center of the wheel) On my own chart, the Sun sits in the 5th house.

You can also see blue and red lines joining the planets. These are called aspects. The aspects are also indicated in the biggest of the two tables below the chart. Don’t be impressed by the quantity of symbols, you will learn slowly, one or two symbols at a time, as I explain the meanings, and before you know it, you’ll speak the jargon like a pro!
Here is an article where you can find the list of aspects with their symbols. https://www.astro.com/astrowiki/en/Aspect

Let’s come back to the chart. The last thing you need to know are the four angles of the chart. They are very important points. The first one is called Ascendant, or Rising Sign. It is the cusp (or beginning) or the first house, on the left hand side. You can see the letters AC written in bold characters.
Just opposite the AC is the Descendant, marked DC
Towards the top of the chart, spot the letters MC – It’s the Midheaven, or Medium Coeli and opposite the MC is the IC (Imum Coeli). These four points are very powerful, any planet found near them will have a dominant influence on your personality.

So take some time to get familiar with your own birth chart, find in which signs are your Ascendant and Midheaven, in which sign and houses are your planets, don’t bother about anything that I haven’t explained yet, take a rest, congratulate yourself, dance a dance of victory for learning so much already, and I’ll tell you about meanings as soon as you’re ready, in the next chapter.

Jean-Marc Pierson Astrologer 
(I offer readings and online teaching of astrology) 

Why are Scorpios the way they are




Hello there!

Scorpios are said to be dark, secretive, very intuitive or even psychic, tormented, intense and they are in the Guinness Book of Records for being the champions of resentment. I am not going to tell you more about “how” Scorpios are, there are enough good videos or textbooks out there. I am going to talk about Scorpios by telling you why we are the way we are…..

But before I start, I want to mention that there are always exceptions to what is written in the textbooks. Every now and then, we come across someone who says: I am not like my sign at all!

The first reason is that what we call our sign is actually our Sun sign, and there are other influences: the Moon, the Rising sign and often one or several other dominant planets. Your Sun sign is like the colour of your shirt. If there is only one colour, it’s simple, there will be no confusion, but if you’re wearing a multicoloured shirt, your Sun sign, as important as it may be, will be only one colour amongst many…

Another reason why not everyone fits the typical standard description of their Sun sign, in my opinion, is that these descriptions are only the most usual ways to express certain energies. A sign is not a mold. Being Scorpio may give a tendency to be resentful for instance, but it’s not an absolute obligation, it’s possible to forgive, even for a Scorpio. Further than that, I believe there is a certain amount of freedom and creativity in the way we express the planetary energies. There mus be more than just a vertical axis of lower versus higher expression of a sign…

So why are Scorpio the way they are?

First of all, Scorpio is a Water sign. People with their Sun sign in element Water are more specifically attuned to the world of feelings and emotions. People who have no Water in their charts have feelings and emotions, we are all humans, but they won’t have them at main focus of consciousness. Air sign pay more attention to thoughts and social interactions, Earth signs will be more practically oriented and focus on what needs doing and how to do it, and on their sensations. Fire signs focus more on their self expression. The feelings of Fire signs can be strong however they are more likely to be feelings that start within themselves with the purpose to be projected from inside out, whereas Water signs focus primarily on how the external world impress them – they take it from outside in…

When Water signs are creative, it’s the result of having been somehow fecundated by something coming from the world, then carrying this impression within themselves for some time until giving birth. Water is a feminine element, say Yin if you prefer. Fire is naturally on the other side of this polarity, they go about fecundating, like the Sun, which gives warmth and light from inside out.

If someone was pure Fire – which is of course impossible let’s just imagine – this person would be blind and deaf. Nothing would reach to them. They could only receive attention. They would only project their own energy.

So Water is the most sensitive element and Scorpio is not only a Water sign, but also a Fixed sign, along with Taurus, Leo and Aquarius. Fixed signs specialised in standing their ground and not moving no matter what.

Taurus is the most fixed of the fixed signs, because Taurus is Earth and Earth is the most fixed of the four elements. Scorpio is Taurus polar opposite. Equal in strength, Scorpio holds its sensitive Water inside and whatever the world makes it feel, it will feel it. The other Water elements protect themselves more if they can.

Cancer is Cardinal, Cardinal signs are signs of beginnings, Water is life, therefore Cancer is the sign of the beginning of life. Cancer feels called to give birth literally, to have babies, or to build a house to shelter a family. Cancer will seek security and protection for the vulnerability of children, mothers and also their own vulnerability whatever their gender.

Pisces is mutable Water, mutable signs specialise in change and adaptation. Pisces way to adjust its feeling nature can be escapism or surrender. Pisces knows suffering in a more passive way…

Scorpio does not want to surrender and renounce to its ego. Not yet! Scorpio, like Taurus, wants to live in this world! Its ego will die, be born again, die again and again…

Scorpio, as a modality of consciousness, means feeling to the full whatever life gives to feel to mortal beings and maintain consciousness.

Scorpio is on the way to rediscover that the centre of identity is the immortal soul – but at the beginning of the process, its sense of identity, like Taurus, is fully identified with the body, with its instincts and desires. Taurus turns towards life and Scorpio towards death.

With its feeling nature, Scorpio faces the fact that no civilised manners can protect us from the savagery of our inner demons.

Scorpios knows that we are able of the worst: of genocides, of torture and all crimes.

Scorpio feels the instinct of survival – survival of the individual, like a wild animal, predator or prey, and survival of the species. The way to immortality is sexuality.

Scorpio feels that when their Water nature is fecundated with pain, it can give birth to twins. The first one is an evil monster. Let this one be still born. The other one is a mutant.

The witch’s broom is in the 6th house

When we were small children, we didn’t know much about this brand new world in which we were just born. We would learn doing all sorts of things with our bodies: moving, touching, grabbing, holding, crawling, putting objects into our mouth, walking on our hands and knees…
Have you ever seen a baby dropping an object and being so interested in looking at it falling? It was not simply obvious that things fall at that time. It was a discovery!
We were complete beginners. Before we learned, we didn’t even know that something that our mother would hide from us carried on existing somewhere out of sight!
As we became more acquainted with the ways of this world, we built mental representations of it. We became able to hold the memory of the Teddy Bear in our mind and look for it… (This is called “Object Permanence” in cognitive development)
In the sixth house, analogous to Virgo, we learn the material world, we experiment with our body and we build our mind in the process.
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A long time later we will have built a useful mind for everyday activity, with a whole lot of mental scripts about how things work and how to deal with them.
As adults if we take a broom we know how to handle it. If we go to the restaurant, we follow a sequence of actions and events: pushing the door, walking in, being welcomed by a waiter and asked “how many people?”, being shown where to sit, reading the menu… It’s all easy because we are following a “script”. We started with things falling and objects being permanent, and here we are, ordering food without Mum’s help, thanks to a well functioning mind.
If we had never been to a restaurant before, it would be an adventure, we would not know how to behave and would have to figure it all out. We would feel anxious or excited. We would look stupid or embarrassed. We would hesitate, ask weird questions… as we do in the ninth house when we visit another culture and don’t know the ways.
We have mental scripts for everything we usually do. A professional is someone who has acquired precise mental patterns about how to deal with a specific kind of activity, like repairing the central heating. They also have the necessary tools at hand. You look at the sixth house when you wonder what kind of work is suitable to the person you’re reading the chart for. How are their patterns?
Our daily routines follow the same principles. Books with titles like “Seven habits of successful people” could be re titled: “Successful settings for your sixth house”. Good habits are very powerful because once a script is written in the mind, we don’t need much energy and attention to repeat it day after day. We run on “automatic pilot” and things get done.
For instance, if you’re used to put your coat on a hanger each time you come back home, it doesn’t cost you much to do it. If your new partner hasn’t this script set up in their mind, he is likely to keep irritating you for a long time. You may tell him: “For God’s sake, it’s not difficult to put your coat on a hanger and your dirty socks in the laundry! Please keep the house where we are living together tidy!”
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In your experience, it’s not difficult. But for your partner, it is, because to change his habit of dropping his clothes wherever they fall, he will have to remember to bring his conscious attention to what he is doing in the present moment, stop following his usual script (taking clothes off – dropping them- grabbing a beer) Not following a usual script creates discomfort; our brains want repetition. Then, he will have to consciously hang his coat to the hanger, which is not that much of a big deal I admit, but it will be necessary to repeat the conscious behaviour a number of times before it becomes natural, and after the coat it will be the socks, after the socks, the bed, the broom, the cooking, the shopping, the cleaning, the paperwork… so it may become overwhelming for someone who has not acquired all these good habits to set up all these new mental scripts whilst their partner may not even acknowledge the real effort of mental reprogramming. A well functioning sixth is good for the seventh!
I’ve read somewhere that in Roman times, the sixth house was the house associated with slavery. It makes sense. A slave does what they are told to do. Whether what’s they are doing is good or bad, right or wrong is none of their business, they are serving a master, no more no less. The sixth house serves you. It’s your own inner slave. Let’s say servant.
By extension, the sixth house rules relations between employers and employees, between superiors and inferiors, which include our relations with our pets. For information about your cats and dogs, look at the sixth house!
Do you know the story of the sorcerer apprentice? It’s from German folklore. Goethe wrote a poem about it, Paul Dukas made music and Mickey plays the role in Walt Disney’s Fantasia. It’s a pure sixth house story.
The sorcerer apprentice has a lot of chores to perform, in particular drawing water from a well. He enchants a broom to do the work for him, but the broom, like an efficient sixth house script, keeps doing the the job again and again.. The apprentice chops the broom in many pieces to stop it, but then all the pieces become brooms and keep fetching water again and again… until the master sorcerer comes back and stops it all.
Our habits have the power of these brooms. In the long term, they can make us rich or ruin our health; if not mastered with consciousness and a bit of will power, we become their victims. We move in with someone we love and we end up with a relationship disintegrating over domestic affairs of socks and laundry.
The sixth house is the house of magic. A ritual is a script : a series of actions accompanied with words in a specific order. Every detail counts. If magic is, as I think, the art of giving precise orders to our mind, a ritual starts at the level of foundations: with material elements and our bodies. How our minds will make what we order happen… can be as simple as a modification of our daily habits, or as mysterious as any manifestation of the unconscious, and maybe even the spiritual world will follow, who knows…
As the proverb goes: “”God helps those that help themselves”.
Now, if we say prayers or utter positive affirmations with our lips only whilst sending different signals through the way we behave with our bodies, the results we’ll get, be them from God, from magical spirits or mere logical consequences of our mindset, will be in accordance with our physical attitudes. Our first language is the language of what we are doing and how. Magic starts with the way we hold the broom.
Once I had the opportunity to look at the chart of a rabbi. This guy was really meant to be a rabbi I think. The Moon was on the MC – The Moon means mother, family and where we belong; to be Jewish is passed on by the mother. He had the Sun in the sixth house. I asked him if he performed a lot of rituals, and of course he did. Mind, body, spirit….
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Our daily routines include what we eat day after day and how we eat it and this has an influence on our health indeed. Our body is the basis of our experience of life, it supports our mind. Here again there are patterns, rhythms, cycles… We are not conscious of it all fortunately. Our metabolism happens without our meddling. Our mind is a baby compared to the complexity of all our bodily functions. As we evolve, we will have to expand our consciousness within as well. Let’s start with a little relaxation. Relax the muscles, listen to your breath. Life is not all about the patterns of the outside world only…
To end this article, I would like to mention another thread of meditation: the common root of the words “organic”, “organs”, “organism” and “organisation”: the Greek word “organon” meaning “tool”.
In an organism, for instance in our body, there are many specialised parts, each performing a particular function in the service of the whole. Health is when every part works well. A human society is an organism. Everyone contributes through their work. In a healthy society, wealth is created by all and fairly redistributed to all. Astrology doesn’t say if communism is better than capitalism though. In my view, it’s more a question of state of mind than political structures.
In an organic society everyone works as a service to the whole, and as a result of working well, every part benefits from the health of the whole.
The healthy mindset is “service”.