When the Moon transits the 7th House

MOON in the 7th House

When the Moon Transits the 7th house issues of trust can surface, knowing who to trust.  We can also be sensitive to the moods of others–it is, after all, the house of others, any others, including but not exclusive to partners.  The 7th relates to intimacy and connections with others so at the time of the month that the Moon moves through your 7th house you may take a risk to initiate intimacy on some level.  For example, I wrote to a client/friend this week about something very personal which is unusual for me to do (unless I trust them and also know them well).  I realize that the connection to Luna in the relationship house supported my doing that.

We can project like crazy and accept the projections of others when the Moon connects in here—this house is ruled by Venus and Libra and they are the queens of projection.

We are going to naturally be seeking harmony and balance with others when the Moon passes here because the Moon in us wants to feel happy and secure and harmony and balance support that serenity,

We may be indecisive about how we feel about things–the Libra quality with the Moon here in the 7th will enable you to feel both sides and the paradox making decisions about feelings somewhat difficult.  For example, “How do I REALLY feel?”

We can also realize how dependent we are upon others when the Moon transits here–emotional realizations come to the forefront about how we “can’t do it alone” and how we need others.

Any partnerships that seem to be working can be very satisfying to our feelings of security at this time.  We become more aware of one-on-one relationships too and feel a deeper emotional connection to our traveling companions on our life path.

We will tend to feel the “pathos” of others–feel empathy for others easily.  Recently as the Moon was leaving my 7th house I was overwhelmed with the feeling of empathy for others and made this tweet post:  “Feeling great compassion for the human condition. I want to give ALL in this world a hug!” –that’s a pretty good example of a 7th house lunar transit expressing.

At this time we are more likely than at any other time of the month to be able to feel what it’s like to be the other person–able to see life through the eyes of another.

The Moon is about our ability to “feel” and to respond emotionally.  Realizing what other people ‘are’ and what they ‘are not’ is essential to our happiness and when Luna moves through this area of life experience we get a good feel for that.

We may find also that a 7th house transit helps us ‘clear the air’ in relationships.

Recently I found out that a prior life partner was undergoing a medical procedures of his heart–my X-husband of 20 years and the father of my three daughters.  This is happening just when the Moon is transiting my 7th house this month.  I found myself revisiting our past, our marriage, our good times and bad and certainly feeling emotional on that level.  And certainly right on time in alignment with Luna in my 7th.  (By the way, the cusp of my 7th house is Aquarius and that’s his Sun Sign–and that’s typical or astrologically normal that the cusp of the 7th describes the partners one connects with.)

Also,  I’ve been able to spend quality one-on-one time with each of my family members as the Moon has moved through the 7th house which is another archetype of a 7th house Lunar transit–sometimes we all get so busy this doesn’t happen.  I’m going to track Luna more frequently through my houses and see what may happen consistently.

Some call the 7th house the house of open enemies and I did have a taste of that the other day when something was stolen which brings in that first line about issues of  knowing who to trust that  can crop up with a 7th house transit.

See you in the 8th house.  So far my x-husband is doing well but still undergoes other procedures over the upcoming days.

(By the way, the Moon is FULL now and in Pisces as it moves into my 8th house)


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Grand Cross – April Eclipses: Sometimes we have to body surf the waves in the ocean of life and trust the divine plan and divine intevention

body-surfDivination:  Keeping the big picture in mind; that’s always best when the going gets tough.  I’ve heard from people lately about that very thing–tough going.  Or in some cases, no going.   The universe (Life Itself) seems to work always to maintain balance and harmony–to reduce excess and fill emptiness.  Think about your life; don’t you see how that is true?

Sometimes we have to just keep our energy moving even when it doesn’t make full and complete sense.  We do it anyway because on some level we trust there’s a divine plan, a bigger picture, a state of balance that is being reached somehow–and we know we’re a part of that and when we keep moving we’re in harmony with that mystery.

No matter how hard we work to secure our place in the world, the possibility exists that we can suffer a loss or experience opposition from any number of sources.  We can’t always totally escape reality, but we can adjust our inner responses to external circumstances.  

There are times (we all have them) when we’re tempted to roll belly-up in defeat.  Yet, we don’t do it.  We work with whatever arises in the moment the best way we can; we persevere as we roll with the waves.  Let’s face it; sometimes waves become so large and overwhelming that all we can do is point our body in the right direction and roll with them and then see where we are before the next one comes.  Yeah, we body surf if you know what I mean.

It’s true that in our lives we don’t always have control of everything in every moment.  Who or what does if not us?  Whatever it is that accounts for Divine Intervention–that;s what does, ultimately.  All we can do is work in harmony with it best we can–and sometimes that means we have to body surf even when we’ve temporarily lost sight of the shore, we trust the waves are going in the right direction.  Big breath, face down and let ourselves be moved!

Removing excess and filling emptiness–that’s what’s going on!  Hang in there!  Choose to keep the energy moving and what seems apparently insurmountable right now will be conquered!  Keep the energy moving, let go where you can, and cling only to trust and faith!  Let the waves handle the rest!

PS — times of increase will return to balance out decrease; that’s Life and that’s how the universe works.  We reap the rewards of abundance when we function from a willingness to share.  When we support others, we too are supported.

My Grand Cross April 2014 Freedom | Housing | Family | Power

photo Joy with Grandchildren
Joy with Grandchildren this past weekend

Yeah, really? seriously?  Wasn’t I just changing babies diapers the other day?  How could this be happening to ‘me’?  I don’t think of myself this way but being the good girl scout, looking ahead to be prepared, I see myself doing just what my own mother (God rest her soul–as they say) did when she was… well, yeah, I think right about my same age.  She found herself a place to live with others of her generation on her limited income and (cat out of the bag here), I’m doing the same thing right now.  I’m too early and way too young for this right?  Probably not; but LO! it’s taxing filling out all those forms and trying to figure it all out.  Which way to go? Which decision to make, while at the same time feeling completely at the mercy of the odds.  There’s not many ways to go actually. You just fill out the forms and pray you can manage until you move up on the list–and until the odds are in your favor, try to survive.

“May the odds be ever in your favor”–Hunger Games.

Well, anyway Cancer Capricorn is part of that grand cross with Aries Libra.  Yeah, there are the planets in those signs of course but let’s just think a minute about Capricorn/Cancer.  Sort of strange how those merge isn’t it? Capricorn (age) and Cancer (the baby/the child).

Isn’t it as we age that we become more childlike?  Think of (oh, do we have to?) those “adult day care centers”–I can’t believe they actually call them that!  That’s a perfect example of the merging of Capricorn (old) and Cancer (baby).  I just realized that just typed “old baby” and I’m about to gross myself out here and maybe you too reader!

And of course wouldn’t you know this grand cross is triggering my 5th and 11th houses and the 2nd and 8th.  Issues with the community, with my children, with my money and the money of others.  Yeah, that’s how it’s all playing out in my life–those areas are being triggered.

And it’s culminating, about to hit the fan as the saying goes.  Well, eventually I’m going to need some help and so I’m lining it up here–that’s just me facing old age even though I kick my legs and swing my arms in the pool as often as I can to stay young.  Yet, I’m falling into my mother’s footsteps to find a community of people my age where income is adjusted to what’s fair and reasonable.  I’m not like these younger adults with  a big corporate entity backing me up with a big paycheck every week; it’s just me out here mother/father god; just little ole’ me.  And maybe I’m delusional but I do deeply believe that I am employed by that unseen force that helps me to help others when I do psychic readings, counseling and astrology.  I’ve got a few calls into the ‘big boss’ if you know what I mean.

Meanwhile, I see some synchronicity–well, a good bit of it if I’m going to be fair in my blogging accounts.  I found out about help that came about in just that way serendipity, coincidence or whatever you’d like to call it–the path was shown and I’ve been following it and getting more and more direction and information.  So, I’m being led even though I see several possible outcomes, as if yet there’s no indication as to which one will manifest.  I’m, therefore, in the trust phase; and they don’t call it blind trust for nothen’!

It’s triggering that Aries/Libra thing too (Mar in Libra opposing Uranus in Aries).  I don’t like to ask for help and I want to remain independent and that’s hard especially as we are dealing with my money and other people’s money:  houses 2 and 8.  That’s the other part of the grand cross.

Wanting to be independent and yet needing to ask children and community–why? because I’m getting old and that’s still a hard one to admit since, like I said–it was just the other day that I was the mom of three little girls!

Yeah, and wanting to be rescued is part of that dynamic too.  Right now would be a good time for prince charming to ride in with saddle bags of money or at least a big house!  Not going to happen:  I know my astrology chart pretty well.  Even if it did, I’d very likely be held prisoner and Mars and Uranus would be totally pissed off about that!

For me the dynamic of this Grand Cross is kicking up some family issues and the realization of aging, housing, money for housing (Cancer — Jupiter [money]  in Cancer [home]) and family/freedom issues.  Echoes of my natal node’s soul lessons  actually–what else is new?

And looking up and out the window now I see the most beautiful sunset; the bright pink-orange with the dusty blue-purple.  And I think of the word Trust again and take a deep breath.  I will know which direction I’m going (or if I’m not going at all) by the time I need to know.

Breathing deeply, feeling so alone in this but remembering I’m not.

I’ve got a partner in spirit world helping and I don’t do anything alone.  Neither do you reader–we’re not alone, we have helpers and guides showing us the next step or keeping us from stepping at all. 

Blind trust; that’s all we need.  Again. And don’t expect anyone to be able to really understand; in fact, don’t seek to be understood–not this month.  Mars and Uranus are very independent and their both very active right now!  Just breathe.

(By the way, they [more adept astrologers than me] say this transit will stay intense through May.  That’s when I must decide about renewing my lease–not surprised about the timing.)

Trust — in Doing Psychic Work, Using Intuition and in Life Generally; Can we control the weather with our mind?

Some things we may as well trust as not.  The weather will be what it is and we trust that; mostly we trust that because we can’t do anything about it—we surrender knowing it will be whatever it will be.  Why do we humans have such a hard time trusting other parts, portions or pieces of our life?  Is it because we believe that we “do” have control?  Is that why we have such a difficult time surrendering and trusting?  Is the inability to trust the outcome of our ego-attachment to the idea that we can control life on all levels?  Do these popular new-age-ish teachings like the Law of Attraction and The Secret confuse us when it comes to ideas manifestation that rule out soul-purpose and issues of the karmic past, cause and effect, group karma, etc.?  I’m just asking because there seems to be confusion in people about all this.

I’m just asking—just contemplating this whole trust thing. We trust that our next breath will come in time and that our heart is going to beat its next.  It is something we take for granted — we don’t think much about it, we trust this mystery and magic that keeps us alive.  We breathe in and out; and our heart beats all the time without thinking about it.  Talk about the Law of Attraction!  HA! There it is; think about it.  The lungs are empty and the next breath comes exactly when needed—Law of Attraction!  Who needs to write a series of books and go on tour giving a thousand lectures about it or pretend they are channeling some master from a star system far, far away!?  We can simply observe these human body parts working in unison to know what trust is—and what it isn’t.  And while we contemplate that, we can also realize that there is a lot to be grateful for within a simple breath.

Is trust about believing in aspects of life that work without our direction and control like the breath and the heartbeat?  Intuition, I believe, is just like that—its working all the time, been there all along and most people barely realize the intuition, like the breath and heartbeat, is there and working without their interference 100% of the time.  Being psychic and intuitive is like your next breath and heart beat—it is functioning beneath your level of awareness, is automatic as well as mysteriously magical.  The questions are, “Can you trust it?” and a “Do you surrender to it?” – It’s like the weather you know?  You may as well.

Yet, I’d have to add that we learn a good deal about our life when we try to control it all and the ego takes its bows for the automatic functioning of the body, mind and spirit–really, it’s laughable if you think about it.

Sometimes, I think my strong desire and intent controls the weather—is that delusion, illusion or is there something to it?  Can I do it all the time 365 days a year or 24 hours a day?  No; and if I could, it would be 67 degrees, sunny and cloudless all the time. Yet, there are times when I need it not to rain… like when I’m finishing up my yard work, unloading a truck full of firewood or trying to get my walk in for the day.  I turn my eyes skyward and ask the nature devas (but sometimes I forget to ask and it still works anyway) to hold off on the rain until I get finished.  I cannot tell you the number of times that the second that I’ve completed the task (and I mean the second!), the rain began to fall in torrent.  If you’d have been there with me, you’d have been impressed with the timing!

At those times, however, I was willing to let be what needed to be with the weather but my surrendering to trusting that if it could be done, it would be; otherwise I surrender to getting wet on that occasion.  It gets more complicated when we see those folks who live in Florida (for a while I was one of them) who used their mind and intention to steer Hurricanes away.  Illusion, delusion, coincidence or do we have the ability to steer a storm on occasion?  Does an attempt to control the weather with the mind always work?  You tell me.  How many times have you wanted a white Christmas and gotten one and other times it didn’t snow one flake?

But then this post today is more about trust and the ability to surrender.  You’ve been breathing all the time that you’ve been reading this without thinking about it—that required a certain amount of trust and surrendering of make-believe control.  We can take the breath in our hands and control its length, duration and intensity; but we have a life!  Some things (like that) fortunately get handled for us automatically.  Life is a lot like that; we read a book or hear some inspirational speaker tell us how we can control our life and we apply the techniques and get a result here and there just the way we take up our very breath and control that and the heart rate as well with our actions and intentions.  Then we seem to try to convince ourselves that we have the keys to the kingdom so-to-speak.  How much of that is accurate?  Do we?  How much is going to happen automatically without our conscious attempts at participation and control?

As far as intuition is concerned, we will discover through our careful observations that we’ve been intuitive all along and the earth rotates on its axis and the sun rises each day and the next breath happens without our control.  It will rain or it won’t; we trust that.  If we can practice trusting our next inhalation and heartbeat and learn to observe it consciously, intentionally and if we can learn to trust these mysteries and this magic that happen naturally and unconsciously (weather is a good example), then we see that there is Divine Timing and that we participate in it and with it; we do not control it.  If we can trust that, then we can trust our intuition and we can understand the meaning of the word—trust.  Learn to do intentionally something that you usually do naturally and automatically; that is not only about trust but it is also being self-aware and awake.

Observe the divine breath within you and then you will be able to receive your own intuitive messages and have a personal understanding of what it means to trust and to be in the flow of your own intuitive wisdom. And maybe once in a while you will see that the weather, too, moves in harmony with this process called you or better said [capital Y] You, the Greater You that is We and All That Is.

Final thought–we do attract what we need (Law of Attraction if you’d like) and sometimes we need it to rain and sometimes not; sometimes we need our lover to leave us and sometimes not and sometimes we need lots of money and sometimes not.  Sometimes our breath and heart stops and sometimes not–trust is about surrendering to the idea that we receive exactly what we need–and we receive it exactly when and how we need it.  Trust that if your ego will let you. 🙂

Daily Divination 7-11-11 Wait Patiently and Remain Unconcerned; I CHING Kua 5

Periods of waiting are a necessary part of life and  time is not wasted when you are waiting with the confident knowledge that sooner or later the drought will end. Oh, Yes! We’ve all lived this so many times!

If  you are a woman and have been pregnant, you know this waiting period; and if you have gone past your due date, you know it even better! Today’s message addresses a type of  required postponement or delay that is… well, take the example of fruit that falls from the tree when it is exactly ripe.

When I think of the ripeness of fruit, it always has me thinking of karma being ripe and the divine timing of things. I’ve been blogging about my car situation recently– I can use this as an example.

My daughter felt like I was being, to use her words, “taken advantage of” by the local auto place here. (That was her trip, not mine.) Meanwhile, I was in a limbo situation waiting to see if the car (Saturn) that I just bought was going to be able to be fixed. Waiting! Kua 5! There was a short in the ground wire or something which was preventing the car from starting.

My youngest Aries daughter was quite upset and began to tell her friends about this. Meanwhile I was waiting and had no idea of my daughter’s conversations with other people while I was waiting. This epitomizes Kua 5’s meaning—things are happening even when it looks like nothing is!

The kind of progress that is taking place is invisible and everything is being guided by a power greater than yours.That is the basic bottom line of today’s message. To conclude the example just given, if the Saturn car had not malfunctioned the day after I paid for it, I would have gone through with putting the title/registration in my name and would have had more of a problem getting a refund.

Kua 5 – Waiting, Nourishment

Because it did malfunction and because my daughter told her friends about the situation, one of her friends had a car (Pontiac Sunfire) that they were planning to sell in about 6 months, but because of my “story”, she decided to sell it sooner– to me!

But, meanwhile, I was waiting without knowing any of these details regarding the conversation with my daughter and her friend.

When I asked Higher Mind what was going on, what I received was that the delay will work out in your favor and to be patient.

I knew I would somehow have some car or other, but there was a delay. The great gift of waiting had been given to me and the requirement from me was my willingness to step back from the desire to push forward.

I was feeling vulnerable and in the process of “itching to go forward”, I developed a good case of poison ivy as I pulled weeds to vent frustration.

It was continual work to bring myself back to the present moment over and over again. The blessing was that my grandchildren were here to help me do that!

Today’s message is to “wait in trust” in spite of the fact that there are no clear indication as to the timing of events.

There is a deep process occurring within your being that must be completed before external events can shift.

Even though it may seem that life is working against you in some way today, it isn’t.

Just know that everything that is delayed has a good reason for being that way.

I know that it is hard to say “yes” or to accept life circumstances or events that seem to be going backwards or in the wrong direction—a good mantras for these times that we all experience periodically would go something like,

“It ‘is as it is’ and I detach and surrender to the wisdom of the universe in this matter.”

Put your focus on strengthening your sense of well-being—cool down and redirect the energy of impatience to more creative pursuits.

Wait patiently with optimism today! Something new is about to be born!