Key words for signs-planets and houses

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To learn quickly, make it a game! 
You can play with these key words on your own, or with friends. 
Take a horoscope. Chose a placement. It can be a planet in a sign, a planet in a house, an aspect between two planets or a sign in a house. 


Look at the lists of key words below and combine them to find interpretations. 
NB: as in life, there will be positive and negative ways to combine energies.

If you need more explanations:
Each planet is associated with a sign and a house: you get the same key words, for instance for the Moon, the sign it rules which is Cancer, and the associated house which is the 4th. 

 Planets on principle represent the energy and are more likely to be expressed with verbs (for instance the Moon cares, nurtures, feels….) when the sign is a style or a mood and can be expressed with adjectives,  adverbs or complements: In Cancer for instance,  a  planet does what it does with sensitivity, in a caring manner, following their intuition…..  

 The house represents an area of life, so the key words would rather relate to the question “where”: the fourth house is where you belong which can be home, your family, your village, your country, your room, your personal space, your secret garden. 
 However, this is not a absolute rule and must be applied with great flexibility. 
 Just pick key words, combine them and see what comes up. For instance…. Mars in Cancer…. Active at home, aggressive in imagination, assertive with sensitivity……What else? 
Your turn! 

Key words. 
Moon:  Taking root. childhood – mother – child – home – roots – belonging – country – emotions -imagination – memory – sensitivity – emotional needs – physical needs – care – food – fertility – instinct – psychic – – tradition – the past – secret garden – cycles
 Water – Cancer – 4th House

Sun: To express.  self – higher self – heart – love – romance- ego -pride -self expression – goals – will power – call – father- role model – creativity – authority – king – center of attention -generosity – performance – arts – high standards – luxury – children (as our creations) – education (because teaching is performing and it taking care of our children) 
Fire – Leo – 5th house


Mercury through Gemini:   To know –  mind – communication – talking – trade – adaptation – multiplicity – exchanges – information – messenger – common sense – – intelligence – thinking-  young man, brother – nervous system – lungs –  – speed – school – student – learning – rational mind – mobility – small journeys –  
Air – Gemini – 3rd house


Mercury through Virgo: To improve – practical sense – rational mind – science – professional life – skills – sense of organization – service – chores – critical thinking – work – health – medicine – routine – rhythm – rituals – intestines – details – small animals – 
Earth – Virgo – 6th house


Venus esp. through Libra:  To relate – love – lovers – harmony – balance – art – fashion -couple – relationships – Partnerships – justice – good taste – pleasing -flirting – charming – sympathy – diplomacy – feelings – the other – kindness – hips -kidneys – young women – sister – 
Air – Libra – Seventh house


Venus esp. through Taurus: To have – love – sensuality – attraction – enjoyment – values – money – self worth – pleasure of the senses – attachments – possessions – -throat – voice – nature, gardens, fairies.  

Mars:  To be -. being – ego -assertiveness – persona – energy – courage – fight -agression – action -leader – male desire – lover -knight.  go get it! Passion. Impulsivity sport – competion – initiative – starts – birth – individualism-accidents – muscles -blood -inflamations. 
Fire – Aries – First House


Jupiter. To expand – luck – growth -expansion – organisation – generosity – optimism, abundance – taking risks – Olympic games – social integration – laws – moral principles – knowledge – wisdom – authority – faith – great journeys – meeting strangers – big picture – meaning of life – teaching – coherence – unity – a mature man – doctor – bishop – lawyer – expert -liver – religion or spirituality – 
 prayer -god – Fire or Air (here there is an ambiguity as Jupiter is sometimes considered an Air planet and Sagittarius is a Fire sign. Never mind!) Sagittarius – 9th house


Saturn  To achieve – structure – boundaries – limits – fear – long term – resistance – old age – time – restrictions – inhibitions – ambition – efforts – discipline – authority – rigor – austerity – responsibility – social status – reputation –  career – reliability – summit of the mountain – hermit – old man – bones and skin – philosophy – moral principles – duty – stern authority – 
Earth – Capricorn – tenth house


 NB: Strangely enough, the tenth house also signifies “mother” However, if we think of it, our mother is, from the beginning of our life, not only the one who takes care and feeds us, but also the one who gives us structure and limits, punish at times and frustrates our whims…  
Uranus:   To transfigure – hyper mind – plans – future – visions – friends – groups – co operatives – revolutions -institutions –  sudden and unexpected change – insights – break through – break up – intuition – politics – citizenship – ideas – ideals – projects – avant garde – difference – individuality – awaken – eccentric gentlemen – scientist – genius – channelling
Air – Aquarius – 11th house


Neptune:  To transcend – no boundaries – sensitivity – inspiration – mysticism – compassion – empathy – psychic gifts – mediumship – return to unity – ocean – instability – channelling – charity – art – music – pictures – illusions – dreams – haze – absence – dissolution – addiction – depression – mental health – universality – mystery – hidden things – secrets – spirituality – great trials – 
 Water – Pisces – 12th house


Pluto: To renew- crisis – destruction and regeneration – death – rebirth – sex – instincts – power – tribal law – financial flows – inheritance – reptilian brain – intensity – flair – research – emotional intensity – resistance – minerals – psychic gifts – mediumship (talking with the dead) – detective – thriller – underground – forensic expert – psychoanalyst –

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 show must go on: the fifth house

To introduce you to the fifth house, let me light a firework. The rocket will shoot upwards at high speed; I associate this phase with the first house. The energy is like Mars, strong, focused, moving towards a goal.
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At the top of its trajectory, the firework bursts like a flower. The audience cheers. Now the energy is like the Sun, majestic, expressing itself from a centre in all directions… We are in the fifth house.
The fifth house is associated with the element Fire. It is a succedent house. Let me explain some generalities:
There are four angles in a chart, the Ascendant, The MC, or Mid heaven, the highest point a planet can reach in its course through the sky, the Descendant, opposite the Ascendant, and the IC, opposite the Mid heaven.
The four “angular” houses (1st, 4th, 7th and 10th) start with these angles. Traditionally they are considered the most important houses. I disagree with the notion that some houses are more important and other less, however, if we consider that traditionally the first house is the house of self, the fourth the house of home and family, the seventh the house of relationships and the tenth the house of career, we can accept to see them as representing the “pillars” of human life.
A key words for angular houses is “Action”.
The succedent houses (2nd, 5th, 8th and 11th) come after the angular ones. They are traditionally considered less powerful than the angular ones. A key word for them could be “stability” or “desire for stability”…
Using fireworks as a metaphor, it’s easy to understand: action is taken when the rocket is shot towards the sky, and when it bursts, we live in the present moment, enjoying the outcome. Fireworks don’t last for that long, but compared to a rocket shooting upwards, there is a relative stability. The state of tension towards a goal is over when the goal is reached.
When I explained the first house, I used the metaphor of the Russian dolls. At the core is spiritual reality, symbolized by the smallest doll. The biggest doll is the outward expression of inner reality. However it is an imperfect expression.
The first house shows how we approach reality in an immediate way. We don’t “rehearse” in this house. If life is a stage, we are characters in the play from the moment we were born.
However, not everything that exists within reaches the surface and not everything that reaches the surface does so in the most brilliant way…
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When we are in the fifth house, we want to express more of ourselves than just our everyday life persona. . In the fifth, we want our whole self, our healed self to shine through. We are like the rocket shooting upwards saying: “Wait, there is more to me than that!”
The fifth house is the house of the Sun. That’s a reason why I disagree with the notion that angular houses are the most powerful. It seems to me that the house of the Sun can’t be seen as weaker, or of lesser importance, than the house of Mars… Even though it can make sense to think that when you shoot a firework, the most powerful moment is when the rocket is shooting upwards…
The zodiac and its symbols can be seen through many lenses.
After the succedent houses come the cadent houses, traditionally considered the weakest ones. They are the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th houses . A key word for them is “Learning”. Maybe they are outwardly weaker…but inwardly stronger. The most spiritually oriented houses, the 9th and the 12th, are cadent houses…
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Let’s come back to the fifth house. I was surprised when I was a beginner to find the house naturally ruled by the Sun, symbol of kingship, power and brilliance, be called the house of fun and entertainment.
Traditional astrology gives a list of meanings for every house, but doesn’t tell what makes all these meanings coherent. For the fifth, you get: love life, pleasures, children, education, artistic achievements, games and sports, haphazard gains, speculations and clothing.
Even with “self expression” on your mind, the common thread between the elements of this list is not obvious! Keep this list in mind and follow me through some philosophical musings…
I loved listening to the philosopher Alan Watts explaining that the purpose of life is not more about reaching a goal than the purpose of a piece of music is to reach its end. The pleasure or listening to a piece of music happens as the music is playing, and life, if created by a Great Spirit, eternal, absolute and needing absolutely nothing, can only be a work of art, a creation.
Love then is the only reason.
Suffering may be part of life, but suffering is only intolerable when we are blinded by illusions. In reality, like in art, there are only tensions and resolutions. If we reach the level of consciousness in which we can dissipate the illusions, suffering disappears, we enter Nirvana and we see that life is a ballet. It’s a game. It’s a piece of music, a theatre, a movie… The show must go on!
When we create, we show who we are because we are creators.
We have been created to the image of the Creator haven’t we?
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When we are having fun, when we play like children, we live for the sake of the present moment; when we are in love and love is reciprocated, all we love is what is. Love happens between authentic selves only, authentic selves need to be expressed to be seen and loved, and when it happens, lovers play with each other… Courtship is a love game.
In such moments, life doesn’t need a meaning. Life says “I am this”, if it says it in Sanskrit it says “Soham”, if it takes the appearance of a burning bush it says “I am that I am”
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There is no other meaning to life than life, and life is the Great Spirit’s work of art, woven with love (because if he didn’t love it, the Great Spirit wouldn’t have done it, don’t you think so?)
We are the Great Spirit’s children, and like the Great Spirit, we are creators and we have children. Our children are somehow our creations, and the other way round, when we create something, we say “It’s my baby!” (Creating goes beyond creating works of art. We can create a business, a social event, build a house, design a garden, whatever….)
Educating children consists of being a role model. It’s a show and it has better be good! We show the example. We show who we are. The house of learning is the third house. Education is the fifth. If we confuse teaching how to read, write, count and when William the Conqueror won the battle of Hastings with education we are wrong.
Now of course, there are things children should learn, and it happens that the best way to learn is to play. Maria Montessori had incredible results with small children. Four or five year old could learn how to read in three months, without being pressured to do any work. They had letters to play with, and grown up willing to show them what they wanted to know…
You’ve certainly experienced yourself that when you are having fun doing something, you learn incredibly quickly. You ask someone to show you, you get it, you enjoy!
The connection between clothing and showing is quite obvious. The first house says something about our physical body between other things. We appear with a certain face and body type. In the fifth we can be creative, put on make up, chose a style…
Love, romance, pleasures, shows, art, fun, children, education, clothing… I think I have almost all the main topics. I didn’t mention speculation and haphazard gains. They are games.
The fifth house is an ideal house. This world – or our level of consciousness – are not as ideal… yet. We still need to grow. All life may be art, all life may be love, we are far from living on that wavelength.
However, being born with a Sun-Neptune conjunction in this house, let me tell you: that’s where we are going. Our ultimate destination is the Sun, away from the shadows….
Jean-Marc Pierson