I have been meaning to write a piece about the 8th house for the longest time because oddly enough, most of the questions I receive on my blog are not about partnerships or the 7th house but about sex and the 8th house.
I confess I have become fascinated by feng shui lately. Feng shui and astrology have quite lot in common. Both state that your environment, whether it is your home or the heavens, mirror your life situation.
When you think about it, it is not so far-fetched. After all, everything is energy. Both can help you enhance various areas of your life for the better and who doesn’t want a better life?
Oh no, Mercury retrograde is just around the corner. This celestial disruption happens 3 times a year; although in 2016 and 2017 we will be experiencing this phenomena 4 times. The heavens have decided that we need to go back to the drawing board, one more time, for the cheap seats in the back.
Mercury rules all things that make our modern world so enjoyable such as; computers, technology, commerce, speech, memory, thinking, the written word, communication of any kind, agreements, contracts, deeds, travel, mechanical moving parts etc.
During these frustrating, jaw-clenching 3 weeks we experience delays, slow-downs and obstacles we did not anticipate that are put on our path. Is this such a bad thing? What could possibly be the purpose of this cosmically-inflicted joke?
It is that time again. Since ancient times, eclipses have evoked a feeling of ominous foreboding. The mystic seers foretold of apocalyptic endings befalling humanity during this bi yearly celestial event. Sadly, for these ancient seers, honesty may not have been the best job-security policy. Prophesying that the ruler of the land was about to be “eclipsed out” by a more powerful, invading enemy, was certainly not a strategic career move; resulting in more than a mere job loss.
Famous astrologer and physician, Nostradamus, wrote his ecliptic predictions in quatrains to obscure their true meaning from the ever watchful gaze of the ruthless Catherine de’ Medici. He predicted the end of Valois dynasty much to the Queen Mother’s dismay. History paints a picture of a scheming matriarch hellbent on reversing these predictions but, alas, they came to pass. The Valois dynasty died out with their grand matriarch.
Hail to the Chief… and the Mrs! We are closing in on the end of an era. Come 2017 the Obamas will quietly exit 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and a chapter of history will come to a nostalgic end.
For the last 8 years, Barack and Michelle Obama have set the tone at the White House with their relaxed and down-to-earth manner. They have broken barriers and stereotypes during their tenure as the first Afro-American President and First Lady.
Looking at declinations in the natal chart is slowly gaining ground in the astrological community. Magi astrologers work extensively with these measurements and have re-introduced astrologers to this ancient chart-reading method.
Declinations are not meant to replace the longitudinal form of planets listed in the astrological chart but is a method that can be used in conjunction.