When the Moon transits the 6th House

Moon in the 6th house

Back at it!  Blogging the transiting Moon through the 12 houses.  Using my own lunar transit as example but describing the typical energy/ emotional needs and moods common to lunar movement through that house.  Houses, as I’ve been blogging, relate to a particular area of life and the Moon energy relates to yeah, exactly that:  emotional needs, moods and security issues.  So essentially, I’m describing the area of the life that will be stimulated by Moon energy as the Moon moves through that house of the zodiac.

We’re now at house 6 with the Moon-House blog posts and if you’ve been following, every few days the Moon stimulates a different area of life… an area that is common to humanity; a shared reality.  Astrologer Steven Forrest says that we ARE our signs and we DO our houses.  Houses are something we all ‘do’.  For example, we all have a physical self (1st House), we all deal with values and resources (2nd house), we all want to communicate, be heard and satisfy our curiosity (3rd house) and so forth.

Common life themes–that describes the houses.

So now we are House 6 for the purposes of this blog.  And my own Moon is transiting through this house which is ruled by Virgo and Virgo relates to details and thoroughness; thus, the recap above.  My Moon made me do it!  It felt emotionally satisfying (Moon) to give that recap–it made my moody Moon happy.  We say the Moon is moody because it changes it’s location so quickly–I mean just a few days in each sign, in each house; it’s pretty fluctuating.  This should give you insight into anyone you know who has a Cancer (ruled by Moon) Sun Sign or a Cancer Moon sign.  But let’s stick to our topic here–the 6th house Lunar transit and let’s talk about the 6th house some more.

The 6th house area of life (common to all of us) relates to service and finding one’s natural skill.  Mentors is another area that relates to 6th house–you know, those people who will take you under their wings and then eventually you take others under yours.

So in this regard we could naturally see how it would be typical to be sensitive (Moon) to respect at this time (as the 6th house relates to mentor/teacher).

The emotional needs when the Moon transits the 6th is to feel competent and useful (sort of what I’m trying to do here now in writing this blog post).  So the psyche at this time would be sensitive to those issues of usefulness and competency.

Going back to the teacher and mentor part of the 6th house common experiences, it wouldn’t be unusual to experience a spontaneous emotional openness to teachers, role models and mentors during this time of the lunar cycle.  In fact, as I pointed out at the beginning of this blog, when you work with the Lunar transit energy in your own life, you can plan when may be a good time to take particular actions.  This transit would be a good time to connect with teachers and mentors, etc.  And then of course, if you knew when your own teacher was having a 6th house transit of the Moon, you may know when they would feel emotionally connected to their students.

Anyway, the 6th house lunar transit is a time when you want to feel useful and really don’t want to engage in meaningless duties–that could feel like enslavement.

Health and nutrition are also common experiences that are tagged and categorized within the 6th house common experiences of life.  The 6th house is known to be the house of the healer for this reason; so there may be an emotional need for reviewing herbs, medicines visiting the physician (if necessary) and this type of thing.  If you are the healer then you will feel even more like contributing to the health and well-being of others at this time.  This is especially true with small animals too, since the 6th house relates to the common human experience of connections with small animals, such as cats and dogs–pets.  You may find a special connection to your pet is typical at this time of the month.

There is a connection of the 6th house to ‘small community’–like neighbor with and S and the end.   The small neighborhood–doing something that the neighbors may appreciate.

One last thing–and I should have been adding this to every post thus far.  Lunar energy is very PSYCHIC energy and therefore one would tend to be very intuitive or psychic about the area of their life (the house) that the Moon transits.  So for example, more intuitive/psychic about the physical self as the Moon transits the 1st house and more intuitive/psychic about money, what is valued, resources during a 2nd house Lunar transit and so forth and so on.  

small heartPS– once you learn the houses, planets and signs and the archetype associations, its easy to put them together to divine a chart interpretation.

I just love astrology!

Personal Note:  In my own life, as the Moon has been moving through my 6th house.  The Moon may be moving through a different house for you at this time,  and the way you find out is to create a transit chart at www.astro.com and see which of your houses Moon is currently in.  (See the bottom of the MOON THROUGH THE FIRST HOUSE post for  more info. on how to do that.)   More my personal association with my 6th house lunar transit:  I’ve been caring for 3 cats at one daughters home and another cat (and fish) at my other daughter’s apartment.  And doing healing work with one particular cat who has been ill and getting him to eat and drink.  This very much relates to the 6th house archetype of small pets and healing work of the 6th house. He ate very well yesterday and drank water too and my part in helping with that was very emotionally satisfying.  And also knowing that I am helping my daughters.  The feeling that I had went something like, ‘Even if other area of my life may be failing or even if nothing else comes together for me, this is one thing that I can do to be of service and I don’t care about anything else right now’.  I have also had a health concern of my own that has magnified since Luna entered my 6th; and while this is nothing serious, the emotions are tied to it right now.  Enough said.  Anyway, since the Moon entered my 6th, it has been acutely emotionally satisfying to feel how useful I have been to both of my daughters and also to my grandson who I’ve helped by getting him to his high school activities.  It isn’t hard to see the 6th house connection.

The Moon doesn’t move into my next house, the 7th until tomorrow afternoon.  If I can personally relate any more 6th house lunar transit examples, I will come back and post those below.  Otherwise, see you in the 7th house soon!

Here’s Help for Earth Living Irritations and Frustrations from the Oracle! Noise, gentian, mastery, 3 of pentacles and mufflers all relate here!

Here’s Help for Earth Living Irritations and Frustrations from the Oracle!  Noise, gentian, mastery,  3 of pentacles and mufflers all relate here! 

Today I’m dreaming of… not a white christmas… I’m dreaming of a world of lawn mowers with mufflers!

Why in the world do those machines have to make such loud noise?  If we can put a man on the moon, we can make mowers that don’t break the sound barrier!  Can’t we?  I’ve asked myself the same question about motorcycles and 4-wheeler mountain bike things.

I’ve come to the conclusion that it is possible to quiet those machines but the men who make them and ride them (I suppose we should say people—it’s not always a gender thing)…. Anyway, they like the noise, the sound, the motor revving and all of that.

I mean just look at the NASCAR thing and I rest my case.  It is what it is.  But what about the rest of us who relish the gentle sounds of nature instead and feel invaded by these monster noises?  I’ve got to come up with a plan—spring and summer and stupid mowing season is just around the corner.

It actually arrived here yesterday and after dark and in the field across the street from my living room where the muggle man who massacred all the trees there last summer (his property – or so he thinks – so his choice).   I laugh at those who own property for all of this land was stolen from the American Indians who really couldn’t understand how anyone could own nature in the first place.  I’m of that mentality but back to the problem of the non-mufflered mower and the muggle man who is going to ride upon his all spring, summer and fall (thank goodness humans don’t mow snow!) and how I’m going to handle it!

Yeah, okay.  I’ll admit being spoiled by my peace and quiet here.  It’s been heavenly here—like I said quiet and peaceful—for the past eight years.  Now that’s changed!  And bless her heart!  I do wonder about the old lady who owned that house and property before the master muggle bought it–is she cringing from heaven itself!  As a medium I know that the who cross on the other side release attachments to earth possessions (for the most part anyway). Let us hope she does not see or care; her son told he how she loved her home and garden and the trees and flowers.

It used to be a shady and enchanting English bungalow or Tudor type architecture home and landscape until the muggle (who bought it after the elderly lady died) changed the whole look of the place.  Her beautifully landscaped trees and flowering bushes are ripped away and the house front is shingled with wood shingles that do not go along with the brick and the whole English Tudor look—gone. 

Well, how he changes the look of the house is not my concern really; I’m thinking about how I’m going to handle the…. Well, to quote the Grinch, “”Oh the noise, noise, noise, noise, noise. There’s one thing I hate, all the noise, noise, noise, noise!”


Now, we all know that what we focus upon expands!  The more we put our attention upon something, the more we experience it and not only that—the more real it becomes and then to top it off,  the more of it shows up in our mind!  Like weeds, it grows, like weeds!  (and muggles mow weeds–so this has to stop!  ha ha)

Knowing all that, I’m looking for guidance about how to deal with it within my own mind and heart.  “Nip it in the bud”, I say. It’s going to be a long and miserable mowing season for me unless I do!  The guy is already mowing his mud out there!  It’s just now turned March and we just had a snow storm last weekend.  Talk about early! It’s been raining like crazy and even if it wasn’t, the ground is soft–muddy this time of year!

Never mind that.  It’s a fact, they don’t make mufflers for those things because if they did nobody would like to ride them (riding mowers) and nobody would buy them.  They’re loud and they disturb the peace—it’s a fact.  Now, how am I going to handle it?


I need to turn to the oracle—need some inspiration, some guidance, some advice.  Well, guess what card I just drew?  I thought of the question and shuffled my tarot cards and what do we have but the 3 of Pentacles!

Let’s start with the basics.  It’s and earth card—pentacles equals earth and involves practical and earthly matters.  And this card is about (to me) lessons, earth lessons, and life lessons.  The person on the card always has me thinking of the word “apprentice” or someone who is still learning.  I suppose that would apply to both the muggle and me.

I will leave what he is learning to himself, his soul and the nature spirits. Not my business except for the fact that I need to remember that he is here learning as much as I am.  It’s obvious that what I’m still learning is non-judgment and tolerance. I must use this as an initiation or spiritual test—that’s what I’m getting so far as the oracle message goes as it applies to my question about how I am going to handle the muggle’s marathons mows.

Tolerance, patience and those things and mastery over myself in those areas.  I should feel thankful for the opportunity to practice every time the muggle’s un-muffled mower makes its mark on my ears!

After all, I am here to master my emotions.  This is the card of “work” and in that sense, his noise won’t really interfere with it—I work in the den which is a room farther away from the invading, intruding, insidious, irking…. Okay!  I need to stop that!

And yes, of course I know that blogging about the problem is going to add energy to it; yet, better to get to the core of it now and find a way to deal before a molehill becomes a mountain if you know what I mean.  Besides, if I share this with others in the cyber world maybe it inspire them regarding handling their own frustrations and irritations.  (That’s always my intention in sharing these things.)

Gosh, suddenly I’m remembering the good ole’ days when I used everything as grist for the spiritual mill.  Once when I was getting new tires put on my car (this was years and years ago) at a Wal-Mart, I was sitting in the little waiting area.  I’d already completed what shopping needed doing and besides, walked to the point of fatigue.  So I sat down to rest in the automotive waiting area.  There was a door that mechanics and were coming in and out of and each and every time they did the door slammed louder than any door I’d ever heard!

Each time I jumped even though I knew the slam was coming ahead of time.  There was some sort of motor that closed the door after someone went through it.  Anyway, I utilized the whole affair as a test for myself to see if I could not flinch and jump whenever it slammed.  It was a challenge!

Look at the card of the 3 of Pentacles; we see someone there holding a diploma with what appear to be (perhaps) spiritual teachers behind him.  Could I integrate the concept that the muggle is, in some way, a spiritual teacher that I’ve somehow called forth to help me… well, to help me graduate.  In looking at the 3 of Pentacles tarot card, I keep focusing on that diploma that he seems to be holding in his hand.

Patience and tolerance for people of earth! And their loud machines!  I need to develop a tougher outer skin especially where my sensitive ears are concerned.  I think that being psychic and “a sensitive” is something that plays into the equation.  I am very accustomed to listening to every single sound that comes to my ears which is part of being clairaudient in my profession as a psychic.

I will use this as a test so that I can retire into the west – I am suddenly thinking of that line from the movie, Lord of the Rings.  The Lady of the Wood was put through an initiation by the power of the ring and said, “I passed the test, I shall remain Galandriel and will diminish and go into the west.”  She passed her initiation and I will use that memory and the 3 of Pentacles to inspire me to pass this new test put before me.  I shall not fail this initiation.

The 3 of pentacles is also about the cycles of nature, reaping what you sow and working in the fields; in other words, doing your spiritual work on earth. 

And that spiritual work involves working with the reality at hand—whatever that reality happens to be.

As I think of ‘reality’, I am reminded of the Buddhist teaching about the nature of reality and no matter what challenge I have in life and of all of the teachings I’ve come across, these teachings are what always bring me back to balance and restore harmony.

We can, in fact, persevere through obstacles by remembering the true nature of reality—it is the combination of illusionary energy that is both real and an illusion at the very same time.  Ahhh, that though alone helps us lose our grip on temporary frustrations.  It helps us loosen our grip on any event, person, circumstance or experience that we tend to make too real and consequently causes suffering.

Gentian is the purple flower in the image to the right.

My Herbal Tarot deck (image above from Herbal Tarot and also the Connolly deck) recommends the use of GENTIAN which is a herb that helps to release frustrations and irritations.

As a tonic GENTIAN is used to treat hepatitis, jaundice and liver disorders.  As a FLOWER ESSENCE it is used for those who become deterred by setbacks.

Meditate with GENTIAN and it will help to open the 6th chakra so that a deeper appreciation and insight into the mechanics and skill or situation will be revealed so that one can see one’s way through a difficulty.

Essentially, the 3 of Pentacles has a lot to do with releasing frustrations and irritations.  It was THE most appropriate card to pull today in my consultation of the oracle about my mowing muggle neighbor and those associated frustrations and irritations. 

When next I hear the muggle’s mower motor, I will remember the oracles advice and think of the 3 of Pentacles.  I will also think GENTIAN and perhaps order some of the flower essence to add to my drinking water!

Being Sensitive / Being Psychic is about more than telling the future

Being Sensitive / Being Psychic is about more

than telling the future

I think, I believe, and my intuitive impressions are as follows.

This is not one of those “convince and convert ” pieces of writing.

This may be more or less about me venting. But on some level isn’t that what blogging can be about at times?

Many of those reaching for the psychic realms are truly looking to dissolve all barriers within consciousness that present a direct connection to All That Is.   If you would like to use the words Source or God or Universe or Divine Intelligence or Divine Love instead of All That Is, feel free.

Those who have an interest in psychic development are usually trying to understand their life’s purpose from a spiritual point of view.  Often there is a need to merge individual ego with Creator or Source or as we would say in natural law terms, all of creation.

Natural law or laws explain the existence of creation by the sheer fact that creation exists in the first place.  For those with an interest in understanding natural law on deeper levels, I would suggest studying the teachings of Nargajuna and Chandrakirti on the Middle Way.

The development of intuition occurs through merging with natural laws which are, again, principles that are the foundation of creation itself.

If this writing, thus far, sounds a bit stern perhaps it is because I am a bit irritated at myself for having overreacted to something that just happened a moment ago. This was something which touched a nerve within me with regard to everything I’ve written thus far in this blog entry… natural law, spiritual foundations, and intuition as well as psychic sensitivity.

As we intentionally attempt evolution in these areas we quite naturally break free from external conditioning patterns and societal ideas and propagandists. There is a heightened awareness to all energy that occurs within consciousness as evolution and growth progresses… this includes sensitivities to the energies of trees, rocks, flowers, animals, fish.

When barriers in consciousness are dissolved, a more direct connection to all energy can be experienced and this is part and parcel of being psychic or intuitive or sensitive.


As part of its natural evolution, Soul no longer identifies itself as a separate entity as it merges ego back with source or creator.

The analogy of a wave upon an ocean may be apropos since soul must enter its consciousness within the cosmic ocean not the wave of individual ego.  As that happens soul becomes aware of the ocean of All That Is.

Because of all of this, the soul or individual seeker on the path of psychic development and spiritual evolution develops a heightened sensitivity to everything in nature (natural law). Therefore, it is not unusual or un-typical that those who are “psychic” feel the energy of trees, for example.

I do. When the chainsaw’s attack, I feel the energy just as you might imagine if you truly believe trees were alive and conscious. Fear, panic, screams, and deluge… Not a happy scene.

I have come across fishermen who upon seeing me pass by will hold up a squirming fish at the end of the hook at the end of a string at the end of a fishing pole smiling gleefully and proudly as the fish panics and pleads for its life – at least on energetic terms. How can a fishermen hold up the fish that is flailing its tail and smile and be proud?

There are those reading this who may think I am quite the drama queen!  But, if you felt the feelings of deer, bear, trees, flowers and fish, you would never catch of fish or slay a tree!

I’ve heard it said that a name for people like me is  “Damon soul” – – not to be confused with the Christian perversion of the word: demon.  (Damon is spelled with an a.  Demon with an e.)  It is fairly well-known that Damon souls are very sensitive to nature.

I “lost it” a while ago and this is my “true confession”.  I love walking in nature; however, at my ripe old age of 63 years and living alone in the mountains, I tend to walk in more public areas, even though I’d love to take off into the forest alone.

Today, along the creek-walk where many local residents get their exercise, there were some types of handwritten signs all over the decorative light-posts along the walkway. I have no idea what these papers taped to the light posts had anything to do with – – perhaps there was a party or a gathering of some type over the weekend and they were leftover hanging there.

I almost had to laugh because many of the papers taped to the lampposts were one or two-line comments of some type – – almost looking like tweets like on twitter.com. What the heck?

I barely noticed what the handwritten messages on the paper’s said.  I was much more “into” listening to my music and enjoying the sunshine and vigorous exercise – – as vigorous as I could make it, walking in a fast-pace.

Then I looked up and directly in front of me at an angle aligning with my eyes where it could not be missed was a paper upon which it was written, “It is okay to eat fish because fish have no feelings.”

Actually, as I tell it now in this blog what I’m about to say seems fairly comical, but at the time my blood pressure shot up, I was overcome with shock, and without thinking about it in the least, and without missing a beat in my steps with the music, I grabbed the paper off the light post, wadded it in a ball and threw it on the ground and kept on marching to my music!

I felt guilty for littering.

I also feel guilty for an expression of intolerance for the — shall I say it? — ignorance of those who believe… that fish have no feelings.

They do! (See ‘Memory’ below)

Okay. I’m done venting. I feel better. I apologize to fishermen, hunters and loggers for calling them ignorant.  I apologize to the person who wrote the paper for ripping down her sign.  I apologize for calling people who think that fish have no feelings ignorant. I apologize to the city for littering.  But most of all, I apologized to Nature Itself for the insensitivity of humans!

Memory…  I was a little girl, this lifetime.  I can’t remember my age exactly, but perhaps around 5 years old.  My dear father was going out in a little boat, fishing.  I was excited (so happy!) to be going somewhere special with my father–an adventure!  Fishing.  I don’t even think I knew what that was or what it meant, exactly.  I just felt special to be allowed to go with my father.  I’d never been on a boat before either and thought that I was going to have great fun!  My brother always went off with my father, but this time they let ‘me’ go!  I was thrilled!

I was just enjoying being outdoors and away from my very intense mother.  There we were rocking with the waves gently in the boat on the water in the great outdoors!   I don’t have full memory like if there were other people with us or what size the boat was–those details I do not remember.  What I ‘do’ remember is my father being very cross with me and all the fun ending dramatically.  I specifically remember his words, “I will NEVER take you fishing with me again!”  This was after he kept telling me to stop, over and over.  He was instructing me to stop screaming, and I didn’t seem to have any control over it–I couldn’t stop.  I wanted to obey my father, but couldn’t.  I was overwhelmed.

He had just caught a fish and I was feeling the panic of the fish and uncontrollably imitating the sound that I was hearing in my head.  Have you seen the movie, E.T.?  If so–remember the scene when Elliot and E.T. first see each other and they both scream at the same time?  It was like that.  The fish seemed to be (inside my head) screaming and I was screaming too!

Poor Dad; he was a Pisces Sun (Sun sign) and really wanted only harmony and peace.  Mom didn’t have much of that to go around for either of us which is probably why we were out fishing to start with.  There he was yelling, “Stop! Stop!  What is the matter with you?  Stop your screaming!”  I managed to screamed back, “You’re killing him!  He can’t breathe!”–I could hardly breathe either.

I was a little child dumbfounded as to why my kind, gentle father would do such a thing!  When the fish came out of the water, at first I was thrilled to see it up close.  But as I just described, it all went downhill really quickly after that.

Dad took the hook out of the fish’s gill (or mouth or however you say it) which horrified me even further (not to mention the fish’s agony)–the fish and I both screamed louder.

I looked on with horror, maintaining my cry.  Finally, with the hook out of the mouth my father tossed him back into the water.  We could breathe again.  I stopped screaming and crying.

“There!  Are ya’ happy now?”, he said.  I was not happy.  But I was relieved.  And I was confused by what my father had just done.

“I will NEVER take you fishing again!”    And he didn’t, which I’m sure suited us both just fine.

Like I said, being sensitive/psychic is about more than telling the future.

PS–when I see a fisherman, I try my best to send telepathic signals to the fish nearby to swim to the other side of  the stream.  Not sure if it works or not, but I do.