Monday, September 10, 2007

I Have a New Theory

Uh-oh. Another one?
Soon Mars will be entering the cave of Cancer for the seven month retrograde, and a rebirth of some sort is a probability when Pluto leaves Sagittarius for Capricorn. Looking at the Moon in Cancer the day the dwarf-planet turned direct in our galaxy's center, and the Cancer retrograde carrying Pluto through this transition, I began to suspect something. Sure enough, I looked back and found an interesting pattern.

A little history. Pluto entered Sagittarius on January 17, 1995, as the Moon was leaving Cancer. It went retrograde back into Scorpio, then went direct and returned to 0 degrees Sagittarius in November, with the Moon again in Cancer. It retrograded back to 0 degrees, and turned direct on August 10, 1996, the day the Moon was once again in Cancer and Mars was there as well. Pluto was then fully in Sagittarius. As I mentioned previously, Pluto just now turned direct in the Galactic Center with the trusty Moon in Cancer yet again.
I began to put two and twelve together and came to this possible conclusion. Pluto in Sag is about finding previously unknown resources of faith and a renewal of optimism, a brighter look toward the future. All the Cancer connections point to the place in the individual chart where this faith has been renewed, and it's on an instinctive feeling level with Cancer and Pluto involved. I tend to think that much of this will be revealed as Mars transits Cancer through the winter. If you look at the houses inhabited by Cancer in the wheel, along with the Sagittarius houses, there could be some information. Here are some possibilities. Tying in the two sign's houses will tell even more, and they are interchangeable.
House I. Survival events. Dangers overcome. Faith in one's self and abilities to handle what's encountered. Meeting new challenges beyond what was required before demanding tests of faith. Counting on one's self for guidance. A greater understanding of emotion and how it can be used, possibly letting feelings show more easily. An overall increased enthusiasm for life.
House II. Material security. Losses and/or gains of an unusual magnitude and faith that one will be provided for, with a renewed ability to cut the losses when need determines. Acquisition with more meaning, maybe real estate, and an understanding of the importance of possessions and how to handle money. An awakening to the philosophical aspects of materialism.
House III. The potency and feeling of words, and the importance of honesty. Being grossly misunderstood and never feeling that understanding will come about, alternating with profound mental connection. Discovery of verbal talent, or if already known, a substantial outpouring. Dilemmas (power struggles and new understandings) with siblings, possibly a significant birth or death. Death of a close friend. Realizing the need for communication to feel spiritual satisfaction and the longing and ability to articulate the experience. Car horrors or joys, maybe a mechanic who doubles as a priest. Isn't a great mechanic just like that?
House IV. Emotional expansion in all ways. Family complications with possibilities of healthy growth, in and around traumas and control struggles. Personal freedom within the family unit. A new and important home. This happened to me when Jupiter was exactly conjunct my 4th house Cancer cusp. Death of parents or other family members, altering attitudes toward life. Also happened to me. A new understanding of religious upbringing and family problems, and what to do to create one's own emotional spiritual connection. The journey inward, joyousness a possibility.
House V. Growth of creative talent into new dimensions or enhanced knowledge of it's importance to personal well-being. The need for expression of dramatic sensation, love, and sexuality in a way that's not destructive. The spiritual connection in romance. Unusual events with children and increased learning through them. Significant births or deaths of children and an opening to other, perhaps more genuine kinds of emotional experience, more meaningful self-expression.
House VI. Job security. The realization of the importance of a good atmosphere to work in with people who can be trusted like family. Maintenance of health and nurturing routines in daily life. Emotionally and spiritually fulfilling endeavors all the way around. Practical ways to engage in religious ritual with a development of personal prayer techniques. A new sharing of spiritual matters with people in everyday life. Again, technicians who double as priests, such as the computer repairman or the plumber who delivers philosophies about life.
House VII. A good marriage. The end to a bad one. Sizable changes in an ongoing one, possibly with more intimacy expressed. Power struggles again that show potential for agony as well as great productive development. A new dimension of honesty in relationships, and the revelation of spirituality in others unknown before. An expanded ability to emotionally connect in general and sometimes tell the truth.
House VIII. Death in the family and a personal awakening of feeling. Crisis and the ability to help others through their painful events, giving sound advice with philosophical insight. Inheritance, not necessarily material, with new truths revealed. New psychological knowledge, perception of other's motivations, and honesty with one's self. Awareness of how to put personal power to best use. An overall deepening of emotional wisdom.
House IX. Relationship with "god". Tests of faith, with dips into despair and travels to heights of joy. New relationships with the foreign-born, and a feeling of family belonging with the world. Higher education. Heightened perception and cognition. Attachments to and separations from guru figures on the way to one's own path. Finding the right "holy books". Seeing the high priest in others as well as the self, and the nourishment of ongoing cosmic relationship. The jubilation singer.
House X. Parental events again, possibly death. Loss or gain of an important job. The boss as high priest or punishing authoritarian. You as high priest for everyone else guiding them through emotional storms. The deeper relationship to authority figures in general, as well as one's own talent in leading others. New understanding of parents. In depth search into where one wants to go in life more in keeping with spiritual aspirations. Honesty about what will be done or what won't be done to get where one wants to go. Scruples.
House XI. Friendships and the search for a spiritual and nurturing group to associate with. Connection with higher guidance in terms of a future that isn't always clear. Problems with unsavory interpersonal behavior in society and maybe an ability to perceive this more frequently. Increased interest in political involvement vacillating with feelings of futility. Involvement in new spiritual organizations. Society as family with independence fully developed within the clan.
Wise mother to them all.

House XII. The depths of sorrow and new sources of happiness. Confinement and lengthy recuperation from illness or mishap, with time for contemplation and a look into life's mysteries. Withdrawal for other reasons. Big losses, some a culmination of lifetime patterns. The understanding of karmic imprisonment and family issues that will never find resolution. The key to freedom.
Naturally I'm curious to see what unfolds as Pluto leaves Sagittarius in these uncommon circumstances. The Pluto rebirth of faith and trust, even if limited, should be coming to many, especially with the good intentions I've been a witness to. That alone is cause for optimism.

19 Comments:

Blogger Tseka said...

Goosebumps.



Inconjuncts.....a soul's learning path.

10/9/07 7:27 AM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

Perfectly describes what happened with me. I have the house VII. This time period encompassed the end of several unworkable relationships that nevertheless helped evolve my consciousness in preparation for my marriage to a fantastic woman in 2006.

10/9/07 9:02 AM  
Blogger Neith said...

Goosebumps.

Yes indeed! I am buried by the current Grand Square hitting my angular houses . . . so will need time absorb another incredible analysis . . . thanks jm!! :-D

10/9/07 10:12 AM  
Blogger jm said...

You know that the inconjunct is my favorite aspect. Soul's learning path. This I hadn't heard.

Perfectly describes what happened with me. I have the house VII.

This is wonderful. I was hoping to get some information from personal experience.

This time period encompassed the end of several unworkable relationships that nevertheless helped evolve my consciousness in preparation for a marriage to a fantstic woman in 2006.

I agree completely with this approach. I think all experience is preparation, good and bad equally. It's very difficult to glean the growth in the midst of the difficulty, but at least if we can get it in retropspect we can make use of it all and not feel victimized. The Cancer/Sagittarius inconjunct is partly about this. The wisdom in all emotional experience.

You're welcome, neith!

10/9/07 1:41 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Very interesting mpk. I looked at the marriage transits and noticed something. Saturn was just leaving your 7th house after 2 1/2 years of dealing with the issue, possibly how closeness was lacking before. The added Sagittarius factor made for greater understanding.

Saturn through the 7th is traditionally a commitment in relationship transit and an enduring marriage. What is interesting here is how the marriage came at the end giving you time to prepare well. So wise.

10/9/07 3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cancer rising, Sag on the 6th -

Certainly "Faith in one's self and abilities to handle what's encountered. Meeting new challenges beyond what was required before demanding tests of faith. Counting on one's self for guidance. A greater understanding of emotion and how it can be used, possibly letting feelings show more easily. An overall increased enthusiasm for life."

Faith has certainly been tested/explored in the past few years and continues to be an issue with me. The understanding of emotion and how it can be used has been not so much in "letting my feelings show" as in clarifying my own emotional reactions. And certainly an increased enthusiasm for life, seemingly proportional to the amount of conscious release of control. That has been the big gift - the increased sense of lightness.

And Sag on the 6th - I have become more aware of health issues and have taken comfort in everyday routine as never before. Day by Day.
Also, ' a new sharing of spiritual matters with people in everyday life" seems to apply. It just comes up, naturally, as though all of life has a spiritual aspect. Big surprise:)

The inconjunct - "a soul's learning path" -
Thank you for this phrase,tseka - It opens up this aspect for me.

My NN is 18 degree Sag (in the sixth, natch) inconj my 15 degree Cancer ASC (I'm assuming 3 degree difference is within orb)
I'll have to think about this more -
Thanks, jm, for yet another thought provoking post.
tm

11/9/07 4:32 AM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

Saturn was just leaving your 7th house after 2 1/2 years of dealing with the issue,

This is great, thanks for the added insight here. I want to start tracking these transits myself as part of my learning process, do you use software? I was looking at Solar Fire as a possibility.

11/9/07 12:50 PM  
Blogger jm said...

My NN is 18 degree Sag (in the sixth, natch) inconj my 15 degree Cancer ASC (I'm assuming 3 degree

Very close. I also have this aspect. Sun in Cancer, Moon in Sag. I love the inconjunct and I'll do a series. I called ours the "Jubilation Singer" becuase Cancer-Sagittarius has direct uncomplicated emotional relationship with personal religion. It's genuine and they like to express the feelings in song, verse, etc. I'm easily aroused to goose bumps by these associations, and one of the reasons I loved being a cheerleader. All the emotional enthusiasm and spirit.

We are also good at helping others understand their feelings and cope with experience. The positive outlook felt by others. The philosphical perspective a comfort. A sort of larger than life knowledge of the everyday.

An overall spiritual comfort comes with this and a feeling of oneness with the diverse tribe of man. There can be conflict with the birth tribe, though, with the longing to go beyond boundaries and find intimate connection outside the family fold.

In your case, being in the 6th, there should be spiritual nourishment in the work you do, as you mentioned. Routines themselves, no matter what they are, provide this. There's a possibility that you need a lot of diversity in your routines and people are a large part of them. Social outlet to contrast with the private 4th house planets. And the SN in the 12th wants to come out of retreat, different from the 4th. The 6th house NN is the path to jubilance, relief from the 12th sorrow, and expansion into society, albeit limited. A logical processing of unnamed fears also. Health routines are very very helpful.

The NN in Sagittarius wants to turn prattle into meaningful communication, more spiritually and philosophically connected. Higher knowledge. They can become experts. It seems like you already do this well.

The relationship between the rulers and where they are positioned, the Moon and Jupiter, further describe this.

More later...

I have one question, tm. The 12th and 6th are traditionally large (12th) and small animals. Horses are associated with Sagittarius, and I'm wondering if animals figure in. Sometimes they do, sometimes not at all.

11/9/07 3:09 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Mpk, I was planning on getting Solar Fire but never got around to it. I like it. I'm not versed in the programs, but I would choose by instinct. I'm glad you're interested. Astrology provides a great map, very usable, and any amount of knowledge can be effective immediately. It simplifies matters, and you'll love it. Your Gemini will sing. Plus your emotional Venus in Cancer will better understand why people do the upsetting things they do.

The Saturn motion is especially helpful. It will be about 5 years while Saturn moves to the top of your chart for recognition and achievement of goals. This coincides with the time frame you laid out. If you watch the other transits you can put it all together to achieve specific things. One to watch now is the Uranus coming to your Mars.

I don't need many charts, myself. I take off from the literal chart and the knowledge comes in these journeys. I can look at a chart and get what I need in a few minutes. A springboard. But they are good as mandalas, too, so the look of the printout is important, I find.

I would love to talk astrology with you as you become conversant. I think you would especially do well grasping the deeper meanings. It's a great thing for the NN in the 1st since we deal with identity so much. The charts point out the natural separations and how people are always projecting their own stuff. We can pick and choose what to react to.

11/9/07 3:40 PM  
Anonymous Analysa said...

All the Cancer connections point to the place in the individual chart where this faith has been renewed, and it's on an instinctive feeling level with Cancer and Pluto involved. I tend to think that much of this will be revealed as Mars transits Cancer through the winter.

So in my case jm, what would all the Cancer connections be? Like 7 & 8 house, both? I think you use the equal house system so it looks different, but if you wouldn´t consider it, how do you look at it?

11/9/07 4:20 PM  
Blogger jm said...

use the Koch system of houses and I am a firm believer, although the northernmost latitudes seem to do better with other systems.

Yes, you're right. 7th and 8th. Relationships and family issues. Identity: Sag 1st. In your case it's especially significant because of your Sag rising and ruler Jupiter in the 8th natally.

The Mars transit of Cancer will bring up hidden emotional things, much concerning the family. It seems like we face these all the time, but Pluto and the 8th reveal more than we knew. So it's an opportunity to let go of negatives, embrace positives, if we so choose. And to realize how we sabotage ourselves. 7 months is a long time of Mars intensity, although some of it will be in Gemini.
The ruling Moon is that Pisces in the third so communication should be affected. More honesty of feeling expressed. More effective communication. More intimacy.

Not much has been done on the crossover of signs within houses, so it looks like I have more to research.:-) Probably significant. The passage from Cancer to Leo is important for you with the Jupiter there. So my guess is that emotional conflicts (Mars in Cancer) will be faced during the retrograde to free you up for that wonderful ruling Jupiter in Leo and the joy and party-type fun it indictaes. I know about you and THAT! It's good for people. It'll be fun to watch the progression. Personal power and creativity are meant to be freed up too, with Jup in Leo in the 8th.

11/9/07 4:45 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Put another way, considering the SN in Scorpio:

The focus on emotional hurts that the Scorp SN is so famous for, along with the hurtful Mars in Cancer is a chance to change relationship habits. It's important to acknowledge when people hurt you and vice versa, but the Leo is not concerned with this so much and it overrides, being your ASC.(Jupiter ruler). True, the Moon-Saturn broods about personal hurts too, but a lot of it can be overlooked in the long run. Much can go unexplained, unjustified, and unapologized for. Too time consuming considering all we do wrong. And everybody is implicated.

The NN in Taurus is destined to let a lot of it slide right by while the Leo and Sagittarius enjoy life. Mars in Cancer in general will bring these things home. Decisions about what to pick at and what to leave alone with people.

11/9/07 4:54 PM  
Anonymous Analysa said...

The Mars transit of Cancer will bring up hidden emotional things, much concerning the family.

I can´t imagine much more hidden stuff coming to the surface around family matters, it feels like I dug it up all already. Maybe the business side will reveal some new stuff.

The focus on emotional hurts that the Scorp SN is so famous for, along with the hurtful Mars in Cancer is a chance to change relationship habits.

Honestly, I feel like I´ve become the impartial observer. Just want my freedom back and get out of all the commitments I got myself into. I think seven years of Pluto transits and a few going on at the same time, has done a pretty good job.

So my guess is that emotional conflicts (Mars in Cancer) will be faced during the retrograde to free you up for that wonderful ruling Jupiter in Leo and the joy and party-type fun it indicates. I know about you and THAT!

WHAT? You mean we should plan an other Fiesta? What would be a good time? For your Jupiter return? Ah, that still seems so far away.....

11/9/07 6:01 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Just want my freedom back and get out of all the commitments I got myself into.

You and me both.

I think seven years of Pluto transits and a few going on at the same time, has done a pretty good job.

It does appear that way. Mars in Cancer will revisit some of it. It's good to be prepared.

What I find is how I think I've moved beyond a childish behavior, then all at once it all comes back. Mars in Cancer, again.

WHAT? You mean we should plan an other Fiesta?

By all means.

11/9/07 6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jm wrote:
"We are also good at helping others understand their feelings and cope with experience."

In your case, jm, this seems to be both a major strength and a service. (With the "majorness" of the service aspect possibly unexpected, on your part?)

“The relationship between the rulers and where they are positioned, the Moon and Jupiter, further describe this.”

Jupiter conj Pluto (3rd house) square Moon/Saturn conj (5th house)

If this makes it easier:
10/17/55
9:45 pm
milwaukee wi

“I have one question, tm. The 12th and 6th are traditionally large (12th) and small animals. Horses are associated with Sagittarius, and I'm wondering if animals figure in. Sometimes they do, sometimes not at all.”

:) – definitely animals figure in. I’ve never kept horses, but I have ridden them and took lessons for a year or so, long ago. Many small pets over the years – when my daughter was young we had, at different times, cats, fish, turtles, the usual gerbils and hamsters, a hedgehog.
I am now down to two cats (one is 16 yrs old) and a seven year old goldfish.

Lately, I’ve been feeling that when these leave me, I will try a pet-less existence. I feel the need to pare almost to the bone.

tm

12/9/07 6:47 AM  
Blogger jm said...

I'm very very interested in the whys of your pet-less decision, tm.

12/9/07 4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mostly a feeling of "been there done that", along with a feeling that it's time for me to move toward simplicity and autonomy as much as the parameters of my life will allow.

Chances are, they'll be with me for awhile yet.

Apologies ahead of time for nonresponse over the next week. We're off camping with family.

I look forward to settling in for a good 'read' of catching up on your posts when I get back. :)

tm

13/9/07 6:44 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Have a wonderful refreshing time tm!

13/9/07 2:57 PM  
Blogger Allan said...

I have always wondered that one also. The connection between the Moon and Jupiter. That paper was wonderfully put!

Got the 2 Sag parents, Cancer self, and IV, XI. That lunar eclipse smacked into my Moon at 5 Virgo, and have been surounded by alot of Sagittarians lately. Though so far...Good Times!

4/10/07 7:08 PM  

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