Karma, Ground Consciousness, Habituation and Meditation – mindfulness can create happiness

Karmic imprints

Karmic imprints.  They accumulate and are latent in ground consciousness or base mind.

This area of psyche gathers up or collects  (through the many layers of it’s nature)   all the karmic latencies that are gathered over eons of lifetimes.

And the responses to those tendencies create more imprints and here in this reality, on the earth,  they are able to be stimulated.

I used to think that we were completely in control of moods via our thoughts–and while that is partially true, the karmic imprints that settle into consciousness awaken in us as experiences of suffering or experiences of happiness which sometimes are seemingly out of our control.  I’ve been thinking about  karmic latency and habitual tendencies.  Do we say something like, ‘Oh that’s just how I am an I can’t help that‘ or what?  Just how does it all work anyway?   These thoughts that follow are influenced by Buddhist views by the way and they make perfect sense (to me).

Positive or negative karma ,it is said, does not always  immediately express itself. These karmic latencies resting within ground consciousness can arise later, even in future lifetimes.

Sometimes I can correlate karmic events to the Nodes of the Moon (North Node, South Node)  in an astrology chart–imprints remain in ground consciousness to ripen under the appropriate circumstances.  And we can correlate that to aspects to the birth Nodes and the transiting Lunar Nodes.  Anyway…

Negative and positive qualities increase due to habitual patterns–if a person tends to be angry again and again then becomes habituated to anger, it creates an increase of anger-latency in the mind.   The same is true with positive qualities such as love and compassion.  These qualities (either positive or negative) creates the foundation for the mind–ground consciousness.   Even in remembering some experience of the past, the remembering of it strengthens the latency.

For these reasons, we should be ever-aware and mindful–otherwise our disturbing emotions gradually increase from day-to-day and lifetime-to-lifetime.

We can create mindfulness latencies in the ground conspicuousness (habitual pattern of mindfulness).

Through meditation we can create positive latencies of love, wisdom and compassion which does overcome negative imprints when meditation is increased to focus on that love, wisdom and compassion.

We are born with a particular proclivities or latent tendencies developed in previous lifetimes.  We see this within seconds, minutes, hours of a baby’s birth.  Not all babies have the same newborn tendencies—some are restless, some are peaceful, etc.  Some children are naturally very kind due to positive latencies developed and imprinted in previous lifetimes into their ground consciousness.  Other children are very aggressive due to their own latent tendencies.

Some people are unable to deny themselves their desires and cannot say no to themselves–others can deny themselves but have difficulty saying no to others. Yet, we can change through cultivation of mindfulness or being aware of our tendencies and developing positive virtues where needed.

It seems like another lifetime ago when I asked higher mind/spirit guides [_____ fill in your own preferred word (s) here] a question. (Divination)

I really wanted to know why we were here and what we’re doing here and what the whole bottom-line point to our lives here were about.

And I was told that we are here to develop virtue.  And now, many years later, I see how true that answer was; although at the time I wasn’t satisfied with it.

With the correct understanding and with mindfulness in life and developing good qualities through  meditation we will be able to develop new latencies, new habitual  patterns, new tendencies.

Is that easy?  Is being mindful and conscious of our latent habitual tendencies at all times easy?  It’s as easy as that — or as difficult.  It depends on us.

We can develop positive or negative tendencies throughout life!  They come and they go depending upon our own awareness and contribution to the habitual patterns.

Our experience of happiness is based upon ground consciousness no matter which realm we are in.  Creating karmic imprints in the present reality results in experiencing their results in the future.

Just like a child who goes to school and studies hard creates an imprint in the mind that allows the child to later on do something with the imprint like become a teacher or a doctor.  If there was no type of imprint to start with (no schooling, no education) there would be no possibility of becoming the teacher in the future.

Well, this is all I have time to write on the topic for the moment.  I hope some of these words will find their way to the right person at the right time out there in cyber world and in doing so be helpful to that other.  

 

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Oppositions, Full Moon and the School Play! March 2014

Guys and Dolls imageJust a few thoughts here while contemplating the energy of oppositions this morning with this month’s full Moon nearly upon us (Full Sunday March 16, 2014, approx 1 PM Eastern time).  We know that when the Moon is full it is opposing the Sun–the Suns light shining fully on the Moon.

In astrological terms, oppositions (planets opposing each other in the chart) can be challenging–or that is one view point.  Two forces fighting one another; however, one can energize the other like the energy of the Full Moon.

Did you ever have a conflict with some energy or oppose it (person, place or thing) only later on to find yourself empowered by it?  Oppositions can be like that–at first challenging and then empowering.   Or at least the empowering potential is there.  Life is like that.

I also think of the middle path when considering oppositions, meeting half way and blending.

I took a look at my grandson’s chart this morning.  He is going to open the performance of Guys and Dolls in the school play singing the song, “Sit down you’re rocken’ the boat”.  

His birth chart holds a South Node in the very public and “on stage” 10th house where the rather large performing Jupiter resides natally  as well along with Mars.  The growing Full Moon is moving over all that energy now through opposition, triggering his past (South Node) and the evolutionary intention for this lifetime (North Node).

His emotions (Moon) over these next few days while he’s on stage will be energized by the opposing Jupiter, Mars and South Node.  Said another way, his past life energy (South Node) and natal Mars and Jupiter will energize his Moon, his emotions.  That should help empower his performance in the school play.

When I picked him up from the play practice yesterday, he loaded his things into the trunk of the car while singing his song!  He seems energized and excited about the start of the play right upon him.  His natal planets opposing his transiting Moon now energize him and I’d venture to say that an intense time for him will be tomorrow night’s performance as the Moon in transit squares is birth Pluto in the mutable (flexible) signs of Virgo/Sag.    My guess is that he will rise to the challenge–his chart seems wired for it!  Let your those inner stars shine kiddo!

WORD.

Tuesday September 3, 2013 Reality, Karma, Spiritual Strength

FlowerAll is very quiet again this day, Tuesday the 3rd and gratitude swells in my chest and pulses out to toward the Sun which has already warmed us up to 80 degrees in the shade. The desire to go out anywhere yesterday was null as I wanted to employ the peace and quiet as long as possible while the neighbors were away. And so in in celebration I switched around the loveseat and chair and put up a large cloth wall hanging of the Sun and Moon.

Coffee this morning is especially good again and now that I moved the large Sathya Sai Baba picture which is a large—doubled a poster size–he looks directly at me when I glance up from my computer to have a sip of espresso.

It will be a full day today and the bright pink impatience flowers blooming in a pot out back remind me of an art project which I’m making as a gift that needs attention today and a secret smile dons as I think of swimming my laps first.

The transiting lunar North Node of the Moon is quite close to my 3rd House Saturn.  When we think of nodes we think of karma and evolutionary purpose and in that the node is applying intensely now and will cross over Saturn in two weeks, I’m hoping that this is a sign that my neighbor karma is about to end or is ending.

Well, there are clients on the schedule here so this will do for now, but in ending….  I came across a quote from a Zen Buddhist Monk that really spoke to me last night regarding spiritual practice and it is still sticking with me.  Suzuki Roshi said that the way to acquire spiritual strength is by practicing through a continual succession of agreeable and disagreeable situations.

Then I came upon this other quote:  “To change reality, let reality change you.”

Hope your Tuesday reality will be very, very agreeable! 🙂

The Grand Cross and The Matrix — Venus opposing Uranus Squaring Pluto and Jupiter 2013

Grand Cross 2013 Venus opposing Uranus squaring Pluto and Jupiter
Grand Cross 2013 Venus opposing Uranus squaring Pluto and Jupiter

The astrological alignment of four planets in astrology called The Grand Cross  (to my mind) is like one of the final scenes in the movie trilogy THE MATRIX.

Venus is opposing Uranus and squaring Jupiter which is opposing Pluto, so squaring both!

What does it mean when Venus engages with all these big player planets?

Relating with others intensifies!

One way or another and it’s building right now, it  looks like  some things (likely issues involving money, power, freedom and control in relationships) are going to get challenged, squared away and hopefully resolved over the next few weeks in people’s personal lives.

More specific you say?  It could be like this:  faith and beliefs (Jupiter) squares freedom and liberation (Uranus).

And your values (Venus) are challenged so that Transformation on some level (Pluto) happens.

You already feel it, you must!  What is a hot issue in your life right now?

Something around that gets sacrificed on your personal Grand Cross over these next few weeks.

Some thing or some one is going to be released for your evolutionary benefit!  So that PEACE can be achieved.

When I think of the Grand Cross configuration in astrology, I always think of that final scene in the Matrix wherein Neo, THE ONE, is asked “What do you want?” and he answers, “Peace”.

That’s how I understand the purpose of a Grand Cross!

For each of us the energy of the next few weeks will play out differently but it will involve the archetype of Venus in some way and how Venus is placed in your birth chart as well as the Nodes of the Moon (karmic past and evolutionary intent of your soul).  The various Venus energy archetypes include:  love, relationships, values, money to name a few and the other archetypes of the signs and houses it rules (2nd, 7th, Taurus, Libra).

Hang on snoopy; the next few weeks could get interesting!

Taming the Mind and Being Authentic on the Spiritual Path

Taming an unruly mind in meditation can be like taming a wild horse

Okay, I’ll admit it—faking the small talk enjoyment with strangers I can’t seem to do very well at anymore. “I am what I am and that’s all that I am” as Popeye the sailor man cartoon guy says. In my own defense it was a full Moon opposing my natal Moon and I fretted over the appetizer and what to wear to the affair that by the time I got there I was already wore out and didn’t have much energy to pretend what I didn’t feel–exhausted; can I pretend I’m full of energy. I’m not use to being inauthentic. I gave it all the cover I could; my sister said I did fine, so I’ll go with that. I guess I just don’t care to pretend anymore and didn’t realize it until I was underwater in humans.

It was all very lovely for her (my daughter) and she’s the one who matters in this instance after all; the engagement party was for her. I did my best; something that I always assure myself that I do and I hope isn’t just me being delusional. It’s just hard to keep the center in the midst of people’s energy bouncing off the walls especially when one’ is tired. There’s something about my spiritual path these days that doesn’t allow me be inauthentic and that’s a problem in some situations. Now I see it is even more important than ever to keep rested and to have enough time to devote to a formal sitting meditation—it’s imperative now whereas at the top of the mountain it wasn’t as necessary for me.

These connections with family dramas stimulate the mental amphitheater of my mind that has been quiet – and in observing these thoughts, I see how I can allow pretty self-critical thinking. I also realize that there is some sort of guilt that is beneath it all; and it’s vague and general… nearly like that whole original sin catholic guilt garbage. Yeah, insane neurosis and in between it’s there… calm and peace. It’s there but I need to formally take it to the cushion these days to find it again and re-activate it.

I said to my family that having moved here is causing me to dig deeper into the Buddhist teachings and to work with applying meditation practice on levels that I hadn’t before and my sister laughed, winked and in her funny sarcastic tone replied, “Glad to help!”

Anyway, I think that being very authentic as a human was the par for the course until I hit family turf again and until I became surrounded by traffic and humans galore. And now that insane thoughts or what the Buddhist would call “self-consciousness” and what westerners would call “ego” has…. Well, it is like the sleeping dragon has awakened! And that’s probably truer than not since the South Node of the Moon in Astrology is called Dragon’s tail and the North Node referred to Dragon’s head! And like I’ve pointed out in other posts, in my case my transiting nodes moving closer to merging with my natal nodes—North Node on the South and South Node on the North. “Back to the Future”—and so who knows, we have old thoughts from past lives or even from the past of this lifetime being kicked up.

My daughter is about to get married and I’m doing our life review here and it’s all just insane and neurotic thought which dissipates when I see it and label it and then peace filters back in so I can be my true self again. It was living in that true self for so long up on the mountain that sort of dis-allowed me to pretend too much at the party; it was hard is all I can say. But there we go—yet another insane thought just got blogged. LOL

It’s time for me to take it all to the cushion again. I don’t want to think anymore, I just want to breathe and be who I am…. Something wasn’t at the party but I survived even if I didn’t ‘perform’ all that well and couldn’t pull off having the ‘time of my life’ when I wasn’t. LOL. It was one of those affairs where you stand for hours and talk while everyone else talking around you—quite different from 15 years of solitude in the mountains. And now, to the meditation cushion to tame the unruly mind—on some days lately, it seems like saddling a wild horse! I must love that horse and approach it gently and with compassion.

PS– I enjoyed talking to the little kids and interacting with their family dog the most.  I’m not a social moron really, just having trouble pretending anymore. I’m still working it out in meditation time; it’ll be alright

Day #20 Value System Shock and Awe – North Node Taurus and Electric Train Goes Back to the Future

Electric Train
When Life Starts Moving Like An Electric Train!

May there be something here in this writing to somehow help another along their path….

Before we get started catching up from Day #11 to now, let me just say how much I love my work!  It’s intense—this project, this commitment, this change—but when I do a phone reading for someone, it is like drinking cool water from a pure source on a hot day.  O, I’m sure there are better analogies to use—so let me just say it straight.  When I do a reading, it is the highlight of my day and a healing of my energy; it’s great!  And with the recent intensity of my life, the contrast is plainly and acutely pronounced.  Healers know this—when they do a healing for another they are channeling healing energy through them and so they too become healed.   It is the same in my work as a psychic and medium. 

And now to continue from Day #11:  whenever one makes a commitment for change, it will affect others and in my case I had to give that kind of notice or head’s up.  I had no idea how it was going to go.  Would I meet with any rage or resistance or resentment when I told others who would be affected about my commitment to this change?  I held my breath (held my nose) and jumped in and did it.  I had to because the persons I had to tell needed to be involved in the change itself.  I had a moment or two of the heart beating fast and then holding the breath in anticipation until I received the response.  It was surreal actually as much of the last 20 days have been. 

Sometimes I will program ahead for the response I want from another—or I have done so in the past.  You know—visualized it happening the way I wanted it to and then seeing that it did.  That can be a very empowering thing to do by the way!

This time, however, I was more ‘in the moment’.  What I mean is there was a level of confidence beforehand that no matter the response, I will deal with it as it happens moment by moment.  And I did and it went as well as could be expected—well, actually in some cases better than could be expected. 

The feeling was like I’m on this train and it isn’t stopping and so people will have to step aside because the train is coming through—yet, I am not driving the train as much as being a passenger. 

Once those people were told about the change and that was accomplished things really took off… moved much faster… like the train was on one of those electric tracks that goes 110 mph instead of 40 or 50.  It makes me think of how it goes from Washington, DC area to Philadelphia whenever I’d travel there from North Carolina.  Through North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland the train was slow as molasses but once we got near DC, we hooked onto the electric track and flew!  Well, that’s how it’s been… I’ve been flying for the past 9 days! 

And I’ve had help!  People help; family help; physical help and emotional help and so there’s the further evidence for the support for this commitment to change. 

Yet, emotionally or within me there’s been an issue triggered by value systems—mine versus theirs!  Or we could say fringe dweller spiritual and metaphysical values VERSUS big-city, Corporate America impersonal and “it’s all about the money mentality” and besides “you are just a number consciousness”—it’s been (to use their terms/words) just like “shock and awe”.  I won’t go into that too much more because it is just me having to adjust to being in Rome and doing what the Roman’s do—at least externally.  It’s not been pleasant on certain days and there’ve been times that I’ve sat on the floor and cried it out for a few minutes due to the ridiculous irony alternated by other moments on the floor laughing at levels of near-hysteria for the same reason. 

Overwhelmed isn’t a strong enough word to describe certain moments but I’ve got tools and have “been there-done that” enough times emotionally that I know how to use them!  So… it’s okay and I have in my 64 years upon the earth learned a good deal and have developed excellent coping and healing techniques!

So while the past 9 or 10 days have been moving quickly and have been intense mentally, physically and emotionally… the highlights have actually been when I’ve ceased in this project and helped another by doing my work, giving a reading.  It is when I am being my truest and happiest self!  And it’s not that I needed to make this change or commitment to know that—not at all; because I’ve always known that actually. 

In 18 days my life will change and I will be walking into an area that is semi-unknown to me on certain levels.  I have so many projects in mind after that which involve my work as a psychic, medium, astrologer and teacher!  I feel sure my focus will be sharper and I will have more time and energy to devote to those endeavors.

Until then, this update must end.  I know I just typed 18 days but I think of it more in terms of two weeks actually.  I hope lots of people will want a reading over these next two weeks… and that is what I am asking the universe for!

I’ve just got to tell ya’ though, in the meanwhile, that it is so strange watching the events of my life and watching myself go in directions that I said to everyone that I’d never, ever go!  and it’s not the first time this has happened!  Shows to go ya’ or goes to show ya’ that you probably should never say never–especially to The Universe!  Well, if you’ve lived life at all you already know that!

I will update again when there’s another opportune moment to sit down and gather myself and my thoughts.  My North Node Taurus is being triggered by my approaching transiting South Node and while I’m starting this whole “Back to the Future” thing in some ways in my life… it should get even more interesting as the conjunction becomes more or less exact at the end of the year triggering and electrifying the 4th/10th house axis even further!

Hoping that there was something here in this writing to somehow help another along their path….

See you next time…

A Change of Pace Blog Post Today AND Family Past Life Regression Material — My Grandson Explained is Natal Chart While in an Altered State!

The washing machine, by the sound of it, is in its final rinse, the rain outside is unceasing; yesterday I took the last antibiotic tablet for a bronchial infection (I think) although I don’t think the ER doc knew for sure what ailed me, exactly. Why? She said it sounds like asthma, presents like bronchitis and while I don’t think its pneumonia, we will treat it  like it is pneumonia. (go figure)  In the end, I suppose it’s just another reminder that I’m getting older and recovery from these minor setbacks takes longer than it used to. Anyway, so much for the lament about the physical (my temporary illness and the remnants of a tropical storm that’s dumping inches-upon-inches on us here in the mountains) as I refuse to think the word “flood”. Let’s move on and talk about the “meta” physical. I want to switch it out today and write about something a little different.

I did work on a little bit of the time (with PAST LIFE REGRESSION PRACTICE) that I had with the family during the family reunion—not as much as I’d have liked’;  but, I tucked away what I did learn and experience. I wanted to write it down here today and get it out  for whatever it may be worth. I told some folks that I’d write about it; so here goes.  Hopefully it will hold a bit of interest for the reader—you’ll have to judge that part for yourself.

A while back I wrote about my own brief glimpses into regression for myself—there were quite a few and I did mention the “light Bulb Factory” worker insight I got from my last past life and was able to validate that such a place did actually exist in the early 1900’s and was operated by Thomas Edison. You know it wasn’t long after that past life regression information came to my mind that I remembered how much I loved (in the current lifetime) going to the Thomas Edison Home tour in Ft. Myers, Florida. He used to live next to Henry Ford there, you know?

Anyway, I don’t know how I could have forgotton this, but we used to go to Edison’s home every Christmastime for they would have it especially decorated—and for Halloween too, now that I remember! We took the full tour a number of times… back when I was married—my husband, children and I. Being infatuated with the place would be an understatement, for I loved going there!

And the light bulb part of his invented things was always where I stood around the longest. Funny how one forgets those things but then when I had the past life regression memory/insight that was linked to Thomas Edison, it felt right. But it wasn’t until weeks later (am I slow, or what?) that I remembered how I used to love to visit the Thomas Edison Home and his Workplace there… I couldn’t seem to get enough!  The point being that my past life memory of working at the Thomas Edison Light Bulb factory in Brooklyn NY in a prior lifetime connects with my current life love of taking the tours of Thomas Edison’s Home and revisiting it at Christmas and Halloween every year while we lived in Florida.  My kids were pre-teen and teen back then (this life).  Anyway…

A FEW FAMILY MEMBER REGRESSIONS:

Oh, and then I  had the past life memory of the horse all of which got retriggered again when watching the movie HIDALGO with my grandson while he was visiting here last month.  I purchased the DVD of that movie long ago and loved it.  My grandson and I watched it together recently—doing so totally re-activated my past life “love for my horse”  feelings.  I blogged about the horse regression a while back.  Anyway…

Here are a few brief insights from various family members regarding their past life recall work.  Only one of  my three daughter’s participated –there wasn’t enough time to regress my other 2 girls.  One of my sister’s participated and so did my niece.

My daughter chose to work on eating issues and her past life recall was to a lifetime where there was no more bread to eat and her mother in that life said the bread was gone—she was a little child in that experience, approximately 3 or 4 years old. As she told about the experience, she cried deeply reliving it (she was starving); it gave her insight into her current eating patterns. She was deeply moved by her memory.

My teenage niece (14 years old) chose to work on issues around getting along with other females at school and vividly recalled a past life in which her husband in that lifetime was seeing other women. One of those women was the girl who she has had trouble getting along with ever since graded school.  My sister was the most difficult one to actually regress—she had a lot of resistance to bringing up any memory. I think some people are just not ready to delve into the subconscious and that is okay and I respect that.  She kept seeing a huge battle ship floating in white light and nothing more.

I really wish I’d had more time.  I know we’ve all reincarnated together before and would have loved to get more information on that.  I already know one of my current life daughter’s was my sister in a prior life and also that another daughter was a mother to me in a prior life.  I know my grandson and I have had a lifetime together in Tibet.  But I would have liked to get more detail.  Why?  I think one reason is that I’m getting older now and approaching the age in which we realize the end is getting closer; it brings great comfort to have these past life validations for it helps to remember that it is ‘not’ goodbye, but rather its ‘see you next time’.  Anyway…

MY GRANDSON’S REGRESSION — I REGRESSED my grandson and he explained his BIRTH CHART while in an ALTERED STATE:

My grandson however—a completely different story! He’s the one that I had the longest time to work with since he stayed with me for a whole week. One night when he couldn’t seem to sleep and neither could I, we decided to have an astrology lesson. He is always asking me about his chart. I admitted to being a bit befuddled about the past life meaning of the symbols.  Then I had the idea to put him into a trance and ask his higher mind (subconscious, unconscious or super-conscious or however you want to name it) to help us understand his natal (birth) chart–specifically, the past life meaning of the locations of planets, houses, etc.  He agreed and said he thought it would be interesting.

I coached him into an altered state (he was an easy subject as he is very calm and intuitive) and we went back into a previous life that would help us understand his chart. He knows very little about astrology and is barely learning the house meanings and the planetary symbols.  During the regression work itself, I didn’t have the chart in front of me.  In fact, I was barely familiar with it aside from knowing his Sun, Moon and Ascendant.  It wasn’t until later (after the regression) that I looked again at the chart and what I saw was pretty amazing.  I’ve included the astro info below for those readers who are familiar with astrology.  I bolded the astrology references–if you have no interest in astrology, you may want to skip over that part, but I hope you will find it interesting anyway.

He was able to get into an altered state easily.  He was in such a  deep trance  state that I had to strain my ears to understand his words—the deeper the state, the more difficult it is to talk.  I totally understood it because I was in the state with him.  However, he did speak.  He was able to tell me how he was a chef in that lifetime and gave details of his work and his private life (non-married and about his family).

Later, I had to laugh a bit about the fact that he was a chef in his past life.   A week or so afterward,  we all went out to a Mexican restaurant and from where we sat it was possible to see the chef bring up the food for the waiters to carry out. I barely noticed that area… what with all the commotion and conversation at the table. But when I looked across at him, I followed his gaze and saw that he was watching the chef. He must have felt my eyes on him because he turned to me and mentioned that the chef didn’t seem very happy and then went on to explain how the mood of the chef affects the food. After having learned about his past life recently, his reason for eyeing the chef in the restaurant made perfect sense to me.

His aunt (my daughter) upon hearing of his past life memory told me how he is always working on his own little food creations in the kitchen at home.

Anyway, back to the regression with my grandson… I took him forward to his death in that lifetime, coaching him that he will not feel any pain and will be able to tell me what is happening. He said that he was confused about how he actually died at first. This made immediate sense to me since he has a SOUTH NODE of the Moon in PISCES – that could, indeed, be the signature of such an event of confusion.  The South Node equals Past Life and Pisces equals confusion as one of its archetypes.

He then described something coming through the windshield and that’s all he knows aside from the fact that he was driving a car, he said. I asked what year it was and 1955 was the answer from his higher mind (currently my grandson is 13 years old).

I asked him to go out of his body at this moment of death and to tell me what he sees and he described being between two cars; a car in front of him and one behind.  Something from the car in front of him came from through the windshield causing his demise.

Now, before I go on, let me say that I’m still learning this process and putting things together—both with astrology and with past life regression.  And in life you could generally call me a “seeker” rather than one who is firmly established in truth and stuck. Therefore, I don’t have all the answers and hope to always keep learning.

And so while maybe I can’t draw any major conclusion, the fact that the intention for the regression was to have the natal chart explained, I find this next part even more interesting. My grandson’s chart does show signatures of a prior life death in an auto accident. His Mercury (a planet that denotes transportation/travel and thus could relate to an automobile) is in his 8th house of death. And very near his South Node (it would have to be a very , very wide conjunction) he has Mars conjunct Jupiter. Being near to the SN (in the same house), this could definitely link to a sudden death (Mars near to or in close aspect to the SN often indicates sudden death) and that Mars conjunct Jupiter (4 degree orb) can be another signature of a sudden death from something to do with transportation since Jupiter relates to travel. Jupiter also relates to education and learning and it seems that this sudden death by auto accident could maybe have something to do with learning. Looking for more clues, I wanted to see where Sagittarius was (since Jupiter rules Sag, thus making a link that could give us a clue) and there in the 7th house was PLUTO in Sag and squaring the Nodes no less!

One of the questions that I asked my grandson was to see if his spirit guide (whom he had previously described as a woman in a white dress with a crown on her head) could tell him what he was supposed to learn in that lifetime so that he could be sure to apply it in this current one.

Now, remember this child is only 13 and I totally can’t imagine these words coming from his mouth in this way if he were not in an altered state.  I believe, therefore, that he actually was talking with his guide when…

 he said, “I wasn’t open to taking advice and because of that I made some bad decisions. In this lifetime I need to be more open to taking advice.”

[ADDED ASTROLOGY:  His Moon/Sun opposition is from houses 3/9 respectively, making the T-square to Saturn in Aries in the 11th.  He will have to work with Venus and Libra to balance that T-square. Also, it looks like he maybe (?) has the “Finger of God” (the Yod)–?! He also has a lot of aspects to his Moon on the  3/9 axis.  Venus rules the chart.  The ruler of the NN is Mercury in the 8th and while I probably need more time to reflect on the evolutionary intent, with the NN in the 4th ruled by Mercury as the resolution node to the skipped step…. well, one thing that jumps out with Sag on the cusp of the 8th there and Merc in Capricorn, it seems that controlling or learning to control (Capricorn) speed (mercury) and enthusiasm (Sag on the cusp of the 8th) might be good overall advice for him.  And this seems correlated by the ruler of Cap, Saturn, in Aries in the 11th–the combination of Saturn and Aries is about controlling fire or controlling impulsiveness perhaps–this being part of the evolutionary intention and resolution of the square from the Nodes to Pluto.  I need to study this chart some more and i am typing this a bit impulsively and intuitively…  but actually what comes to mind is that advice you often hear that goes this way, “Never drive when you are angry”  might be good advice for him too.] 

I find that last bit about what his ‘spirit guide’ said quite interesting with Pluto in Sag in his 7th squaring his nodes. Squares to the Nodes meaning that he is in a re-do and re-live situation with “teacher types” in relationships which is a meaning of Pluto in Sag.

His 9th house is pretty active with the Moon (from the 3rd) opposing the ruler of the SN (Neptune).

By the way, the Mars and Jupiter are in Aquarius and so is Uranus in Aquarius (a strong Uranus as it is in the sign it rules). Uranus and Aquarius are associated with trauma and with Mars and Jupiter in Aquarius and Uranus in the 9th; well, it’s all a validation of the very strong signature of past life travel trauma.

Interesting too, we see Saturn in ARIES in the 11th linking to Uranus in Aquarius thru the 11th house and that Saturn is  squaring the Sun/Moon opposition! The famous T-square! 

Clearly there is more to my grandson’s chart and I won’t bore the reader with too many more  astrological details. It just seems like he did explain his chart for me and was also reminded to be more open to taking advice—this will prove hearty to him when he learns how to drive which he has always been anxious to know how to do! His aunts are always answering his questions about the car and the gears and the traffic laws and so forth.  Mars is about going FAST and so is Mercury in that 8th house…. maybe he was speeding, not listening to advice about not driving fast… one wonders!

In thinking about this, I just recalled how much he ♥ loves ♥ mountain biking–going fast on downhill switchbacks– being daring on a mountain bike. 

His aunt (photo of both of them to the left) fell of the mountain bike downhill twice while he, on the other hand, led the way and yelled back to his aunt what to watch out for!

I will remind him again of all his past life regression memories before he starts driving a car in this lifetime and how he’s supposed to be more open to taking advice so he doesn’t make bad decisions… just like his spirit guide said through his own mind and lips!

So, it is time to take the laundry down to the dryer and move onto other low-key chores for today…..

Before I close this post down and move on for the day, I thought to share something a bit comical *but not funny!*  about a recent blog post in which I bragged to the world about my method for healing is to breathe deeply and to sit in the sun.

Yeah, well, the recent family reunion was too much for my immune system apparently and just after it was over, I had cough and cold symptoms.

My daylong breathing in the sun made things worse and caused my need to get help at the hospital emergency room that night.  Not being one for ever having  allergies in the past, I did not recognize the multitudes RAGWEED growing out back on the ridge only a few feet away where I spent a good part of my day breathing deeply (and coughing more!)  Duhh, No wonder I couldn’t breathe well that night, driving myself to the ER.

Thanks to Google, NOW I know what ragweed looks like!!–it sure didn’t help that I sat next to ragweed breathing deeply alot that day!

Geesh!  Live and learn!–as my mother used to always say.

See what I mean by comical but NOT FUNNY?!

By the way for any interested astrologers out there, here (below) is my grandson’s chart…. Porphyry house system… birth data  omitted intentionally for privacy purposes. 

See anything interesting? Would love to hear any insights from other astrologers out there if you’d like to share them.  What am I missing?  What did I get wrong?

Email me joystar777@gmail.com .. comments welcome

Anyway, see you tomorrow….

Daily Divination 8-2-11 Prosperity and Radiance! Are You in The Flow? I CHING KUA 14 with Tarot and Astrology Archetype Correlations

Using resources wisely—ask Washington DC about that! Today’s message is about PROSPERITY inspired by the I-CHING Kua 14. Prosperity has radiance; it is a grace, an energy, which can be used with positive or negative effects. The energy of money can be either nourishing and supportive or small-minded and self-indulgent. Boy O boy! Don’t we see THAT debate being played out in Washington right now?

The I-CHING wisdom states that  fortune smiles upon us when our vision and plans are in harmony with the flow of the Universe. I think the important word in that last sentence is “flow”. Fears about not having enough always stop that flow—trust me on this one! It’s one of my life lessons! (My natal North Node is in Taurus in the 10th.)

When we have ideals that are in harmony with a compassionate and “flowing” universe, the resources are available to us. Miserliness and greed don’t seem to be part of natural law and the flow of the TAO.

On the other hand, we know that with abundance comes the responsibility of being good a caretaker of resources—acting modestly but not selfishly seems like good common sense. The question is whether or not we act in accordance with what is the highest and best within us. What attitude is in honor and in integrity? It involves compassion and sharing what we have with others when the opportunity presents itself.

The current debates in our country (United States) and throughout the world about finances and the economy bring forth an opportunity to examine our own feelings about finances, wealth, personal economic issues.

Today’s message brings forth the suggestion to examine our own attitudes about finances, prosperity and wealth and our relationship to others where money is concerned.

Relaxing one’s fearful attitudes and maintaining a hopeful and relaxed mind while neither hoarding nor being greedy helps us to stay in the flow that supports prosperity.

Today, the message is to take heart and know that we are all abundantly blessed and with that inward inspiration, outward manifestation becomes apparent. Is this a truth that you are living?

 

ASTROLOGY AND TAROT KEYWORD ASSOCIATIONS TO KUA 14/PROSPERITY

Ariesinitiation of action without fear; freedom; creating an identification structure

Taurus – money; value system; relates to 2nd house of “what is valued”

Cancer – feeling secure, safe, comforted (comfortable) and nurtured by life; emotional connections to safety; emotional immaturity

Leo – looking for validation outside of self; seeking outer world gratification and acknowledgment (in this case, through financial success as a validation of self-worth)

 

The Star – being hopeful and relaxing the mind; staying in the “flow”

The Sun – blessings; success; take heart; joyousness and happiness; universal blessings; the sun illuminates all things without judgment or preference—equality

Magician – outward manifestation of inward inspiration

Justice – making discriminating choices

The Emperor – achievement of goals; being responsible

Judgment – Living one’s inner truth; knowing we are more than our physical body and physical possessions; being receptive to the flow; awakening to over-indulgences