Leo

Leo, the fifth sign, is the politician, natural born leader, the proud and mighty lion. From the mythological tales, Leo is the king, ruling alongside Cancer, the queen. Leo natives have an air of importance about them, they like to be the center of attention and people usually like them because they can be very charismatic. Although it would be best not to offend them, their pride gets hurt easily and they do not respond well to criticism. Leos, having the Sun as its ruler, can develop a strong ego, they can be self centered and even vain. They are well suited for politics, working with government and often do well at sports.

Some thoughts about the fourth house

Time flies – and so do we! πŸ˜‰ ..sort of, actually we’re right in the middle of a move. Last couple of weeks has been nothing but packing boxes and looking at color samples. It’s been a while since my last post. But in the spirit of moving, I thought I’d share some thoughts about it from an astrological point of view.

The fourth house signifies real estate and your home. A move, or change of home, is kind of a disruption of the fourth house, a separation from the place that is now serving as your home – your safe space and place of comfort and rest – to a new location that is not yet β€˜home’ to you, you haven’t put down any roots yet, you’re not emotionally connected or feel at home there yet. Anyway, I used to look at β€˜good’ or β€˜bad’ indications for moving, but maybe that’s all backwards in more than the obvious way (planets aren’t β€˜good’ and β€˜bad’ the way I used to think) but also – what if you consider moving as a disruptive event and therefore should look to the planets that would in fact create the most disruptive energy needed to make that change? Which planets would support such a changeful event, where you cut ties with the place you’re currently most secure? (Hopefully – let’s assume here that we feel comfortable where we live). In this case I think of Mars (the ruler of real estate) and Saturn (surrender and commitment, what about creating long lasting ties with your new home?). Also, you could look at what’s happening in the third house, as it’s the twelfth from the fourth house of home, and the twelfth from any house means loss from that house – and isn’t a move sort of a loss of your home, or at least the end of living in your current house?

However, before looking at what’s going with transits through the houses, be sure to check which dasha (planetary time period) is running. If, for ex Jupiter rules your fourth house, check when the next Jupiter dasha or sub-dasha is coming up. You could also look at Moon – rules the fourth house – and Mars – the ruler of real estate – for information. When these dashas show up the things ruled by these planets gets activated. Another thing to look for is any planets in the fourth house, because they also get activated when their dasha runs. Let’s say Venus is in the fourth house, when a Venus-dasha runs then Venus becomes activated and by association the fourth house as well.

So, to summarize, the indications I look for when moving are:

  1. Dasha or sub-dasha for fourth house ruler
  2. Dasha or sub-dasha for Moon or Mars
  3. Dasha or sub-dasha for planets occupying the fourth house
  4. Transits in the fourth house
  5. Transits of the fourth house ruler
  6. If there’s something happening in the third house (12th from 4th, loss of home?)

I hope you’ve had a great start of the year,

RoseAnna

The South Indian style chart

Hello!

Today I thought I’d go over some fundamentals about the South Indian style chart, which is the one that I’m using. I find it’s easier to get an overview of the planetary sign rulerships than with the North Indian chart (but maybe that’s just me). Here’s how they look:

Okay, so the left is an example of a South Indian chart, and the right is a North Indian style. In the South style, the signs always remain in the same place, you just rotate the house numbers. In the North style, the houses are always the same, but you rotate the signs (and therefore also which ‘place’ the planets rule), the first house is marked with the number one, and that square will always be the first house, no matter which sign. In the South style chart, the planets will always rule the same squares where they are, and so I find it’s easier to get an overview.

If your ascendant is Leo, then Leo becomes your first house, Virgo the second house, Libra the third, and so on in a clockwise manner. If your ascendant is Sagittarius, then that sign becomes your first house, Capricorn becomes the second house, and so on. The planets rule two signs each, except for the Sun and Moon, who each rule one sign. So, for the Leo ascendant, the Sun will rule the first house and the Moon will rule over the twelfth house, while for the Sagittarius ascendant Moon will rule the eight house and Sun rules the ninth house.

Hope this made sense!

I also have an Instagram post about this:https://www.instagram.com/p/CI01xBasckJ/

Until next time! πŸ’«

RoseAnna

Comparing family charts!

Hello fellow astrology-lovers!

This is me and my son, Isack – the faces behind this blog! It’s all thanks to my precious baby boy that I started this blog in the first place 😍

Today I wanted to write about ‘generational astrology’. By that I mean to study the charts of the different generations in your family and how they compare to each other. This is one of the many things that I find (almost) the most interesting when thinking about astrology – the study of family charts! I’ve had the opportunity to study my son’s chart in comparison to mine, his father’s, as well as our parents’ and some of our grandparents’ charts. That’s four generations of birth charts! Sometimes when I’m studying family charts, I wonder if we inherit planetary positions as well as our genes…? Because, at least in our case, there’s a lot of similarities with planetary positions. For example, we all have The Moon in our first house in my side of the family, and now my son does as well. Now maybe that’s just coincidence of course… or, maybe it’s the intelligence of the universe at play??

Anyway, one benefit from sharing some of your planetary positions in your chart with those of your kids, is that you’re already familiar with that particular placement – you know which difficulties it might entail, which strengths, etc, and can more easily guide your kids through those things. For example, in my case with the Moon, I already know that that might entail higher sensitivity to the feelings of the people around you, more need for alone time, how important it is to feel accepted, and so on, which gives a lot more understanding from the get-go when it comes to my son. In this sense, I really consider astrology to be a wondrous aid in creating understanding between the people in our lives (not just limited to family, but also when it comes to friends).

I’ve seen similarities with other family charts as well, but also those where the kids are quite different from their parents and where that could also be seen in their charts. This is definitely something I’ll continue to focus on as I study more family charts!

Cosmic greetings πŸ’«

RoseAnna

Cancer

Cancer, with the Moon as a ruler, is an emotional sign, yet it can be surprisingly hard to know what their true feelings really are. Consider the crab, it has a rock-hard exoskeleton for protection, but underneath it’s soft. Cancer ascendants can be very private and hard to pierce, but once they’ve let you in, they can trust you with their feelings. Being a water sign, as well as having Moon as a ruler, is maybe what gives Cancer a strong intuition.

Cancer the crab

The element of water relates to emotions, and often gives a stronger intuition. Family and home is very important to Cancer ascendants. Consider the fact that Venus rules the fourth house of home and the eleventh house of desires for Cancer. They can also have this ability to feel at home wherever they go. Cancer ascendants can be patriotic, be very fond of spiritual teachings or higher learning and studying in general. Cancer rules the heart and chest. The signature phrase for Cancer is β€œI feel”.

Chakras and the planets

Today, I was reading through some of my notes about the chakra system’s relationship to the planets which I find super interesting, both from an astrological perspective and from my background working with health and nutrition. I feel like the chakra system is an example of something which you take β€˜for granted’ (sort of, follow me here), everybody’s heard about it, you hear the term everywhere, you can buy things that are supposedly good for your chakras etc, but if you ask someone what they actually are, you rarely get an answer more precise than β€˜it’s an energy thing’. I do not presume to know what they are, (or if they even exist in the way we think) I just find it interesting.

Anyway, I read about this connection between the fourth chakra and the thymus gland, which got me thinking about all this to start with, but let’s go through it from the beginning. Here’s what you usually find about the chakras:

Crown chakra, Ruler: None, Element: None
Third eye, Ruler: Sun & Moon, Element: None
Throat chakra, Ruler: Mercury, Element: Ether
Heart chakra, Ruler: Venus, Element: Air
Solar plexus, Ruler: Mars, Element: Fire
Sacral chakra, Ruler: Jupiter, Element: Water
Root chakra, Ruler: Saturn, Element: Earth

Planetary rulership of the chakras

Now, Saturn is exalted in Libra, where you find the fourth chakra. This resonates well with the thought that you need Saturn’s blessing for a relationship to become lasting, if you do not have any connection with Saturn when looking at the chart, at least you loose Saturn’s aspect of longevity in the relationship (well, maybe you get the happy, joyous energy of Venus). Saturn does bring hard lessons, but Saturn signifies longevity and therefore makes things last. You usually read all kind of things about how β€˜dreadful’ Saturn is, but the highest form of Saturn is also commitment, what makes us really commit to something, even when it’s hard. So, Saturn’s not all bad. Anyway, the position of the fourth chakra of the heart is very close to the position of the thymus gland, and there’s this one theory I’ve read about, which correlates the chakras to the endocrine glands in the body that I find very compelling. Following this theory the responding endocrine glands are:

Crown: Pineal gland
Third eye: Pituitary gland
Throat: Thyroid & parathyroid
Heart: Thymus
Solar plexus: Pancreas
Sacral: Reproductive glands
Root: Adrenals

There’s some discrepancies about which gland is represented by each chakra, but this is the description which I found resonated most with me. The adrenals are actually located closer to the solar plexus chakra physiologically, but if you think about it, it’s actually not that strange that they should be represented in this way, seeing as that’s the direction we supposedly bring in new energy – from the ground up. The adrenals are in large responsible for balancing our energy levels, so it only seems fitting that they should be put with the chakra responsible for bringing in energy, right? This is something I will dive deeper into for sure, but I found this connection very interesting. There’s a lot more to add on this subject, more posts will come.

Cosmic greetings! 🌞

Long time, no see

Wow, time really goes by fast! It’s been a while since I last posted anything. I usually work or study while my son sleeps during the day, but these last weeks he’s been sleeping less and so I’ve had less time to write. Well, now my little angel is sleeping, so here’s a post for today!

Gemini, ruled by quick Mercury (see what I did there?πŸ˜‰) gives a fast-paced mind, with new ideas constantly rising. This is also given by the fact that the element of the sign is air, which has to do with mind and communication. Gemini represent the intellect, thoughts, writing, quick changes and freedom to follow their feelings. Geminis are often very impressionable, with Moon ruling the second house. Though they change interests quickly, they follow their heart, because the ruler of the ascendant also ruler the fourth house of emotions. Once they’ve made up their minds about something, they can be a bit stubborn, because then it’s attached to a feeling. Geminis have a lot of creative energy, but it usually takes a more expressive, rather than aesthetic, form, they could do well as writers. Gemini rules the lungs, the shoulders, arms and hands – Geminis often talk with their hands. The signature phrase for Gemini is β€˜I think’.

Wish you a nice day!

//RoseAnna

Taurus

Taurus, the second sign, ruled by Venus, represents enjoyment, stability and creativity. Very true to their earth element, Taurus natives really want to enjoy life, they value their possessions and beautiful things. Taureans can be very enduring, sometimes even complacent and lazy, as long as they have their comforts. Stubbornness is another Taurean trait. Taurus’s words are “I own”. After birth, and the first few months, you start to realize that you are a separate being, separate from your mother. You realize that you have your own body and as you grow you start forming your values, ideas, your own thoughts and own your own things. Aries, the first sign, represent your birth and your body, and Taurus represent what comes after that; it signifies the first 18 years of growing up. The values which you form growing up, and later, those that you come to hold as your own are represented by Taurus.

Taurus, the bull

It represents money, values, possessions and your clothes. Which are the things that I value most, that represent who I am? Do I tie my sense of security to things that I own, or to money? What does the clothes that I choose say about me? What relationship do I have to my possessions? Am I giving, generous or greedy? These are things that are connected to the sign of Taurus, and also to the second house of the birth chart, since Taurus was the original second house there are some overlap. Taurus represents enjoyment, pleasure, appreciation of beauty, sweet flavor, food, also nature and gardening. Taureans are often connoisseurs of fine wine and dining. Taurus represents the face, mouth, throat and the neck.

Why vedic astrology?

Vedic astrology, as a system, is based on fixed signs of the zodiac, unlike the tropical (solar) zodiac, which is tied to the equinoxes. What does this mean? Well, I’m no astronomer, but my understanding of it is that the tropical zodiac was initially aligned so that the first sign, Aries, matched the vernal (spring) equinox, while the sidereal system kept those separate. The equinox and the first degree of Aries no longer align when observing the sidereal zodiac. This is due to the precession of the earth which results in a shift of one degree every 72 years, which may not sound like a big deal, but at present there’s a difference of 23 degrees between tropical and sidereal Aries. When you say β€˜the Moon is in Aries’, it’s visible in the sign of Aries in the sidereal zodiac. Just as the equinoxes are pin points for the tropical zodiac, the fixed signs were originally the foundation of the sidereal system. They are both β€˜right’, but in different ways… Or rather, should be used for different things.

I chose the vedic and/or sidereal system because that resonated well with me, someone else might think differently. If you have a western birth chart, the positions I mention might have to be adjusted accordngly, although in sometimes – as is the case for my partner who has the Sun in the sign of Gemini both ‘sidereally’ and ‘tropically’ – they may coincide if the degree span of 23Β° still happen to fall within the same sign, which is 30 degrees. However, the exact position is still necessary to get the right Nakshatra (lunar mansion) and Navamsa chart (relates to your partner) and so on… I hope this all made some sense! Also, this is my understanding of it, any errors are my own!

Cosmic greetings, RoseAnna

Aries, the first sign of the zodiac

The 12 signs of the zodiac are one of the foundations of astrology. Imagine that the horoscope is like a map, the signs would be the makeup of the land and the houses of the chart would be the map of differentiated areas, superimposed over that land (the houses are superimposed over the signs in the southern Indian style which is the one I use). The planets are the rulers of the different lands, but they usually don’t stay in place. Instead they often visit other lands than their own; sometimes friendly places, where they could give positive results, but sometimes they go into enemy’s territory and that could make them weakened. This was my simple way of trying to paint a picture of the relationship between the three foundations of signs, houses and planetary positions. Lets go more into detail about the first sign of the zodiac, which is Aries.

Aries the ram

Aries represents strong will and individuation. Being the first sign, the realisation of separation from the whole – I am my own person – first came with Aries, which is what gives Arians their strong sense of identity. Aries is willpower, drive, ego and impulsivity. Arians are self assertive, strong minded, courageous and walks their own path (or forges a new path altogether!). Don’t tell an Aries native what to do! Aries represents the top of the head, the eyes and the forehead (some teachings say the face is signified by the second house). The Aries words are β€œI am”… what am I? What is my sense of self, my identity? Which are the things I tie my identity (or self worth) to? These are the sort of speculations tied to the sign of Aries, but also to the first house of the horoscope. Since Aries was the original first house, the first house carries some of the qualities related to the sign of Aries, and this is an example of where there are some overlap between signs and houses when it comes to their significations. This is also one explanation why not everyone born in the same sun-sign would have the same sense of identity, because their first house (ascendant) would be in different signs.