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”.
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?😉) 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 ‘I think’.
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!