Time flies – and so do we! 😉 ..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 ‘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 ‘good’ or ‘bad’ indications for moving, but maybe that’s all backwards in more than the obvious way (planets aren’t ‘good’ and ‘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:
Dasha or sub-dasha for fourth house ruler
Dasha or sub-dasha for Moon or Mars
Dasha or sub-dasha for planets occupying the fourth house
Transits in the fourth house
Transits of the fourth house ruler
If there’s something happening in the third house (12th from 4th, loss of home?)
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!
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.
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 “I feel”.
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.
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.
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 ‘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 ‘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 23° 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!
Welcome to my blog! I guess I should introduce myself a little… My name is RoseAnna, I live in Sweden with my future husband and right now I’m on maternity leave. We have a beautiful little son of five months. I’ve been studying vedic astrology for almost two years now (and continuing still – there’s no end to how much there is to learn!) and it’s become a true passion for me. One day I just thought “hey, I could use this time to start a blog and write about astrology!” I really just wish to be able to inspire someone the way I myself have been inspired by astrology. For me it was the most eye-opening thing I’ve ever experienced for understanding myself, why I am the way I am, and coming to terms with my own quirks and personality traits -some of which I’d previously wished I could get rid off. I believe astrology to be a wonderful aid for understanding yourself and the people in your life.
I’ve been in contact with astrology for some time, both from family and other people I know, both western astrology and, later on, vedic. For me, I became a devotee of the vedic system after my first personal consultation with a vedic astrologer here in Sweden who told me things (things which he could not possibly have known) that were just so spot on that I was blown away. Even though any posts I might share about transits and such will be based on the sidereal placements, there are somethings I’ve learned from western astrology (and some things overlap) and I’ll leave the technical differences between the two systems to the experts.
My idea with this blog is to write about some of the basic foundations of astrology, e.g, the houses, the signs and so on, and then just writing about anything and everything that pulls my interest (we’ll see later on if that is actually what will happen) mixed with perhaps some personal stories and some of my art… Hopefully someone will find something useful and/or inspiring!