When the Moon Transits the 9th House

Moon in the 9th House

The Moon (and therefore the mooD) wants to be immersed in wholeness.  The emotional experience is wide, includes everything.  Here’s a personal experience to (hopefully) explain those first few sentences better.  The Moon is moving through my own 9th house now so I am describing from that point of view.  Everything seems linked to everything else emotionally much too easily right now.  Example:  when one thought/feeling comes up, it’s like a Google search return/result.  I feel “this” because of “that” which is related to “this other thing” and while the emotions cannot be safely or securely compartmentalized, in order not to go into “overwhelm”, it’s best not to go into the one first though/feeling because it leads to all the others much too easily—immersed into the wholeness of it all.

This 9th House Moon relates to the archetype of the house ruler Jupiter/Sagittarius.  “Big Picture” is one archetype here.  Personally, the feeling I have about anything emotional right now is this:  best not to “go there” with that first feeling. Better to let all those emotions go or drown in them.  That’s a personal example of wide experiences that are associated with the 9th house and corresponding Jupiter/Sag largeness.  Jupiter, by the way, is known to intensify and expand any area that it touches.

So if a Moon is here in the 9th, it is looking to feel secure and happy (as all Moons are), it has to consider the whole big picture with emotional things.  This can be good or bad depending on what the other astrological influences the Moon is involved with at the time.  But no matter what the other influences are, one is that the Moon will affect our psyche in such a way that it gathers up and unifies all emotional links, binding them together in a big picture.

The emotional nature during this transit could be attracted to something outside of personal cultural norms in order to feel secure or happy–philosophy, long distance travel, interest in other cultures are all 9th house archetypes and a Moon here could trigger those interests as a way of feeling emotionally happy.  One example of that may be turning to spiritual beliefs or rituals that are outside of one’s own culture.  Perhaps a westerner turning to Hindu or Buddhist philosophy to cope with or resolve any emotional discomfort of the day.

Generally the mood during the time of this lunar transit could be extremely sensitive to moral issues.  One specific example could involve the karma of truth-telling versus telling lies.  Personally, I seem to experience people who change their tune based on their current changing needs and therefore their version of the truth changes based on their current need, desire or mood.  The 9th and it’s polarity the 3rd is sometimes called the “truth versus lies” axis and it’s also known as the B.S. axis too.

Essentially, the 9th house Luna is looking for “meaning” in the life at the time of this transit.  The ‘search for meaning’ and also the ‘big picture’ archetypes could be why the intuition and right brain are associated with this house.  Luna here would trigger the right brain and intuitive faculties.

An emotional question during this transit of the Moon could typically be something like, “What does it all mean?” or “What is the Universe trying to tell me?”  Again, the search for meaning.   This is because the energy of the Moon at this time enables us to feel the connections of the experiences linked to various emotions but we may not know what the greater message is.  (Then again, maybe we do.)

So the theme here is “the search for truth” and “the search for meaning”.

Some call this house “The House of the Believer”.  Our emotional connections during this transit may be prompting us to ask “What do I believe?”  And each month during this transit those beliefs may change or restructure a little bit based on emotion.

Another consideration is that our emotional responses to this searching and belief-adjusting and other emotional triggers can cause us to “damn the torpedoes” as the saying goes or to take a course of action despite known risks!  We could leap wide-eyed into the unknown.

Still another response of this transit of Luna in house 9 could be that we wrap emotion around a belief and become self righteous in what we believe.  This would be less than a positive response to our emotion.  I’ve heard a astrologer call this the Jerry Fallwell house of “convince and convert”.  (Religion!)

However we respond to life with Luna stimulating this area of our life,  it is good to remember that we’re motivated by our own (sometimes selfish) desire to feel happy and secure.

Dreams could be more active at this time, and as mentioned above, our personal philosophy could be adjusted or changed at this time due to our emotions.

If we are waiting for the manifestation of something we wish to create or experience in life, this is a time when it will be difficult to be patient–impatience (an emotion) will be most acute at this time.

It’s a good time to examine your basic values, priorities, beliefs and assumptions.  That said (or typed), I think of the line Byron Katie (The ‘Work’) is famous for, “Can you absolutely know that this is true?” 

When Luna triggers the 9th house area of your life as I’ve been describing in this post, it is a good time to get away from ‘the ordinary’.  Maybe read a book that will give you some new pictures and perspectives about your concerns now.

Its a good time to take a class, to learn something new that will help you with faith, intuition and/or philosophy.  Your emotional nature will be attracted to this naturally when Luna moves through your 9th house.  New areas of interest fulfill emotional needs at that time.

As I write this blog post Luna is in my 9th house .  And I ordered a book today about writing and publishing.  This feels very emotionally satisfying.  It’s right on time.  The 9th h house is about learning new things and it’s known for its connection to publishing.  Learning something new fulfills my emotional needs now and by the way another archetype of the 9th house is education.  These are the kinds of endeavors that enhance one’s happiness and sense of satisfaction and security when the Moon transits the 9th.

Planning a trip could also be something that fulfills emotional needs as Luna moves through this house of your chart—especially if this travel involves going to a foreign place.

Generally, optimism is assigned to this house and so this lunar transit is usually a time when this emotion is more prominent–one has to simply use care about the level of optimism balancing it with practicality.

Next, the 10th house!  As I finish typing this post, the Moon has already arrived in my 10th.  Last night I tripped over a pair of shoes that one of my roommates left in front of the door. It was dark.  I nearly feel but kept my balance thinking of how broken bones could could have resulted had I not.  The 10th is ruled by Saturn and Capricorn whose archetype relates to structure and bones; grateful that all mine are intact despite a near fall.  If you’re following these posts, see you in the 10th House!   


 

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When the Moon Transits the 5th House

Moon in the 5th HouseWhen the Moon transits the 5th house you may want to take a break from your routine.  The energy of the 5th house supports a pleasurable time.  This is what will satisfy the emotions and help you to feel happy and secure.  The moody Moon will also seek out bonds with children typically at this time or for some folks the attention will be focused on the hobby or some creative pursuit.

As the Moon visits the Leo/Sun house (the 5th) the emotional nature will be sensitive to feelings of being appreciated.

There will typically be an emotional need for some type of self-expression.  (I am writing this blog when the Moon is in the 5th house in my chart… I also wrote my weekly newsletter today which are both types of self-expression in harmony with Luna in my 5th house.)

When the Moon moves through your 5th house, it is good to not give the opinions of others too much power.

You may find yourself wanting to be spontaneous–go for it!  Taking a vacation from everyday life–I’ll say it again.  Break routines!  That will make you happy during these few days of the month.  The less you do out of your routine, the more you achieve!

PERSONAL NOTE:  The 5th house is the house of “children” and this week I’ve been in touch with my daughters more than usual due to (what I call) ‘cat duty’; caring for their feline family members while they are away.  One of the cats is sick and requires some extra attention.  In any event, I’ve been on the phone with them more than normal, since the Moon has moved through my 5th house.  I also am taking a break from my normal routine in another way; shopping in different stores, and spending time in places that I don’t normal spend time.  All of this is in harmony with my 5th house Moon right now.

I spent some time on a creative pursuit this morning that was also not typical behavior for me.  I can really “feel” that whole 5th house lunar connection right now.


 

Daily Divnation 9-2-11 Getting to the Bottom Line in Life and Drinking from the I CHING Kua 48 WELL to taste the Tao!

I’ve had to duck out of blogging lately and tonight I still feel like ducking. BUT my brother, who was (I just found out) a secret reader of my daily blog (I had no idea) emailed me  asking where the blogs were for the past few days.  He wrote to me encouraging me to keep on blogging about the I-CHING.  He wrote that he enjoys the “short shot at a time”  (his words) and added that reading my blog “makes all feel good in my judgment” (his words again). 

I’m honored to know that my brother likes my blog and so even though I feel like ducking again tonight—this one’s for you brother!!

Well, well, today’s message is from the I CHING Kua 48 called “The Well” (Ching).

Going to the bottom of “the well”… getting to the bottom of things; seeking truth; returning to the source. Those are the core archetype keyword associations. Looking at the picture, I’d have to add these words: going deep, being vulnerable, seeking the “naked” truth.

That pretty much describes my current dilemma on a physical level; but then nothing is purely physical is it? It’s always also metaphysical too (Meta meaning beyond; so metaphysical meaning beyond the physical).

With Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter and Neptune with Chiron ALL RETROGRADE, there ‘is’ this sense of going deep, going down or going back to re-visit, re-call re-evaluate, re-do, re-live and re-view. That’s what retrograde energy is about and with all the major outer planets retrograde, it’s a theme. Let’s just isolate one for the moment. Let’s look at Jupiter.

Jupiter is in the sign of Taurus now, retrograde. What are the archetypes of Jupiter and Taurus about? I can give you a feel for some possibilities, but it depends on which house your transiting Jupiter in Taurus happens to be in right now, what aspects it is making and how it relates to your natal Jupiter.

Yet, we could say Jupiter is about intuition and beliefs and sometimes also the “vehicle” or transportation and Taurus is about survival (to the point of choosing to live or not) issues of all types—monetary/financial matters as well as the ability to maintain a physical body. Taurus is about survival. Jupiter is about beliefs.

I wouldn’t be surprised if many are looking at their past and relating it to their current belief about how they are going to survive and if they believe they can or not.

That sounds dire, but doesn’t have to be—like I said, it all depends on each individual astrological chart.

This Kua 48 is about seeking truth, wisdom and insight—the kind that is “bottom line” kind of stuff. As soon as I saw the image on the card, I thought of “Scorpio” actually. That’s the energy of getting to the bottom and of course Scorpio is ruled by Pluto. (And you can call Pluto a planet or a ball of ice but its effects are still the same by the way.)

I’d say that the reason for RETROGRADE energy in the psyche (Mind) that is mirrored by the planets (which are archetypes of the psyche both collectively and individually) is for that famous Plutonic purpose. Going deep into the psyche (even to the dark places) for the purposes of seeking bottom line truth, wisdom, insight and knowledge.

Personally, I think we are fed or nourished by the water from the depth of our souls–our souls can nourish us, quench our thirst and sometimes events of life or circumstances send us down into those depths whether we like it or not!

I’ve been there for the past few days myself and surely I’d not have chosen this visit; yet there I found myself anyway. Metaphysically one thing was happening but physically, the ‘part of me’ that wanted to keep breathing and believed I could if I got some help, drove me to the hospital. So physical and metaphysical is like which comes first the chicken or the egg? It doesn’t matter really. What matters is that the process keeps working and we keep evolving and sometimes that evolution means we have to dive into the well just like the image above. Then we go to the “Source” and remember what we need to by revisiting and reliving and then hopefully resolving. I have two more days of antibiotics left; meanwhile that little exercise helped me shift yet again, seeing life differently still.

Sometimes, we go down to the very foundations of life—breathing is pretty much the bottom line of that very foundation on a physical level. Breath. Breathing—this is the foundation which is the same for every human. Of course we don’t think of these things until we have one of those bottom line experiences—like when we can’t seem to breathe. Yet, we are surrounded by it everywhere—air is an inexhaustible source external to the physical body—we must only draw in a sufficient amount. It can’t hurt anyone to reflect upon these basic truths! (at least once in a while)

The bottom line message is to bypass external influences and plunge in to the pool of deep wisdom; your soul. The journey toward self-knowledge requires that we willingly enter the darkness of uncertainty for insight can only come to you by living your own experience. Turning to The Source within, diving within one’s own core sustains and refreshes and nourishes.

Personally, I am amazed that the way is provided to go deeper even when I think I cannot possibly do so. Not being able to breathe (at least not very well) was the catalyst to do all that “re” work from all those outer planets and…

Jupiter in Taurus led me to the door to the room that contained the book of ‘me’ wherein I entered and wrote in my own book of life what I believed (Jupiter) about my survival (Taurus).

There is nothing like ‘not being able to breathe’ –it causes one to know one’s self to the point of drinking from the source of clarity within the depth of the soul!

Yet, strangely I was calm and collected and hopefully this feeling of wanting to duck out will pass… I’m in a recuperation and rejuvenation phase.

May all of your ‘drinks from THE WELL’ be easy-breezy, gentle, refreshing and replenishing!

May you enjoy a taste the TAO!

PS–

pardon if this post sounds like a bit of a mess…

I’m taking some medicine that creates what Luna (in the Harry Potter movies) calls…

 Wrackspurts.

Luna says,

 “They’re invisible. They float in through your ears and make your brain go fuzzy.”