There are many different approaches to raising children. Each child has special talents, but how do we know what they are when they are young? Astrology helps us to more easily identify these talents by having a natal chart cast for the date, time and place of their birth. By looking at the child’s natal chart, we are able to discover so many things that make each of our children very unique. We can teach them to live in harmony with themselves and with others and assist them to live to their fullest potential. Looking back to the days of the Courts, every new baby had their birth chart cast. This practice needs to happen again for all new babies. There would be more happy, content people!
An Astrological chart is the most amazing gift we can give to new parents to help them raise their children. They will get to learn the magic and mystery of each child. The potential is shown in the chart, but like a small garden, it needs nurturing to become what it can be.
At the moment of the first breath, we each set the astrological pattern known as the horoscope. A baby’s personality has not yet matured and the birth chart must be interpreted with this in mind. The chart is a map of our personal universe for a lifetime. It symbolizes the lessons we need to learn for the growth of our souls, the special needs we have as individuals, and indicates our potential for development.
Many people wonder why each child doesn’t come with an instruction guide or handbook. Well there is a guide and it is the horoscope map. It is the best tool we have to understand our children, help them to know themselves better and for us as parents to guide them toward a life path that is a perfect fit for them.
Read your Sun Sign and Rising Sign for some clues as to what would make a great vacation for you!
ARIES: The Mars energy always goes with you wherever you go. However, a calm, quiet resort would certainly be a good contrast to your usual day. You tend to pack in a lot of activity and excitement. You may enjoy exploring the back roads and finding something new and different. But instead of always looking for some excitement going on, you would really benefit from a complete change of scene.
TAURUS: It’s usually a tropical island or a cruise for you, where someone else is planning the activities and serving the meals. You want to sit and recharge and just release your tension. You often bring the family, but try to have one short period of time along without the kids. Pass up the temptation to vacation with business friends. Try to break the rut of always going to the same place every year. Explore somewhere new every so often and try new places to eat. See how great you feel!
GEMINI: You dream about your vacations, imagining the ‘perfect’ trip. You tend to make plans and then change them or add in another stop, because your ruler Mercury lends some changeability to your nature. However, this also affects others who are going with you. You like taking tours, but it would be good to stay longer in a place so you can absorb what you are seeing more fully. You like to read and also chat with those you meet. Rent a bike or motorscooter and see things along the way.
CANCERIANS: You really love to travel but usually like to keep some days to relax at home. You might take short trips, returning to sleep in your own comfy bed. Some take half the day just getting out the door and wonder why they don’t see as much as they had hoped. Plan a start time and take time to choose where you would like to eat since you are a foodie. You need to plan ahead and not get too emotional if things don’t always go as you’d like. Travel near water or somewhere romantic. A cruise would be perfect!
LEO: You love warmth, being a child of the Sun. Also, you love bright lights and sparkling people. Discipline yourself to save the money to enjoy the comforts of a lovely, luxurious vacation. You would love to rub shoulders with celebrities and lots of night life. Getting a good suntan on a beautiful beach suits you. Give thought to the clothes, jewelry and shoes that you will need, because you are inclined to over-pack. Allow your family or co-travelers to have a say in where they would like to go.
VIRGO: You tend to wait too long to accumulate the funds or the time to take a real vacation. But when its time to go, you really might surprise your friends with the great trip you plan, like maybe a safari in Africa or an exotic flight to some tropical island. You will feel you are making up for lost time! Take a lot of pictures and enjoy some extravagances. A new side of you will emerge and then later you will enjoy reminiscing about your trip for many years.
LIBRA: You have trouble deciding where to go and then might still change your mind, or sometimes circumstances cause you to cancel your plans. If someone raves about a place they have visited, you are influenced to go and see if for yourself. Do plan relaxation time and forget about those tours that cause you to rush. Go where you can be waited on and pampered. Your ruler Venus wants you to have all possible comforts, including fine food and interesting companionship. Bring a lot of money, you’ll need it!
SCORPIO: You need a vacation that provides beneficial changes to your usual routine with results that last all year. You can fall in love with a special place and even have a holiday romance if thats your style. You plan dramatic, intense vacations with many adventures. Save unnecessary emotional upsets by realizing that vacation romances are usually just that. Choose holiday companions with discretion. Foreign countries attract you and music festivals and theater performances. Music and drama are a great relief for your moody and secretive nature. Your ruler Pluto seeks vacations that may have some danger involved somewhere on the trip but take care not to return all tired out.
SAGITTARIUS: You love action-packed vacations and participating in or attending sports events. The mountains and rugged outdoors attract you. You require challenges and physical activity on your trip. Try not to be impatient with family members or friends who need time to enjoy some relaxing time on a beach. Take separate vacations occasionally. Being so outgoing, you like good companionship and will meet people easily when you travel.
CAPRICORN: You need to leave your work behind and don’t read email or answer work related calls while you are away unless you absolutely must. You look so forward to escaping work but often bring projects along that need completing. You need a relaxing vacation almost more than any other sign. Something often holds you back from fully enjoying yourself and this is the Saturn-influence on your sign. You are practical and don’t always want to spend money on frivolity, which can impede full enjoyment for you. But it’s money well-spent for you because you are such a hard worker, that you deserve a break.
AQUARIUS: You are probably the most spontaneous traveler of the zodiac. Uranus your ruler often erupts suddenly in your life and being a humanitarian, you may find yourself visiting or helping a sick friend or looking after a family member. This frequently cuts your vacation time short for your own relaxation. Sometimes you have to forego your original plans due to unexpected events. As you age, you will spend more time relaxing at home, but its better to get away and unwind where there is peace and quiet and also meet interesting people who will provide an interesting discussion with you.
PISCES: You like to plan fabulous vacations with romantic appeal and water nearby. You like new places and can enjoy yourself no matter where you go. You don’t want to be cramped and so will choose spacious accommodations. You like a mix of pleasant company and also lots of time for quiet introspection. You are quite impressionable so choose your vacation spot wisely. You always meet people and you know money spent on vacations can save money spent on doctors. Vacations are so therapeutic for Pisces that they need to get away as often as possible.
Doesn’t this put you in the mood to plan a trip somewhere?
MORE MEANINGS OF THE MOON:
- Aries 22 degrees – Has good creative ideas but has difficulty putting them into action, so needs a helpful advisor
- Taurus 1 degree – Usually is a very strong-willed, determined person
- Gemini 7 degrees – Often seems to be fickle or changeable in romantic relationships
- Cancer 14 degrees – Often born with a silver spoon in his/her mouth and knows how to take advantage of this, usually leading to spectacular success
- Leo 18 degrees – Gives brilliance, intelligence and a sparkling personality
- Virgo 7 degrees – Rarely complains about troubles and usually finds something good to say about those who hurt him/her, just not a vengeful person
- Libra 2 degrees – A tendency to be extremely religious, and more inclined toward fundamentalist religions
- Scorpio 4 degrees – A natural tendency toward the acting and/or music profession, a good path to follow for you
- Sagittarius 11 degrees – Much ambition and can usually prevail over those who seem determined to thwart him/her, and so is successful despite setbacks
- Capricorn 10 degrees – Much interest in Metaphysics which may be used as a profession or used somehow in his/her life’s work
- Aquarius 4 degrees – Prefers to be in the power position rather than being told what to do, but will respect authority if necessary
- Pisces 13 degrees – Wants to share life’s pleasures and sorrows with another, and if the partner is happy, then he/she will be content
Look at your birthchart for the half moon symbol and see what number is beside it. You will see a degree number and a minutes number. There are 60 minutes to each degree, but just look at first number and see if it matches any of those listed in my five posts on this subject
If your degree has not been randomly selected, please ask me about it in the comments section . I will be happy to check it for you.
Moon Degrees analyzed are courtesy of Astrologer Sybil Leek
My previous blogs about the meaning of the Moon degrees in each chart have turned out to be among my most popular ones!! Here’s some more:
Aries – 6 degrees Weaker eyesight but great hearing, probably more as one ages
Taurus -19 deg. Can attain genius status with the right environment & education
Gemini – 4 deg, Excellent powers of observation with sharp intuition
Cancer – 1 deg. More than usual interest in music without being a performer
Leo – 28 deg. Architecture is an excellent career for you. You are very popular
Virgo – 6 deg. Very good looking with a pleasing personality, a good companion
Libra- 26 deg. Passionately defends others, dedicated legal professionals
Scorpio – 18 deg. Tendency to jealousy creates unhappiness with love and work
Sagittarius – 17 deg. Unstable life even with money, avoid bad partnerships
Capricorn – 26 deg. Travel creates happiness, and if none then moody & temper
Aquarius – 7 deg. Impulsiveness leads to danger and not well equipped for it
Pisces – 10 deg. Very analytical mind best used in medicine, chemistry, the arts
If the moon degree shown in your birth chart has not been mentioned yet, keep checking our blog and we will slowly get through all or most of them!
Note: These meanings are compliments of Astrologer Sybil Leek
Wishing Christmas blessings and Holiday greetings to all!!
Snow is gently falling on my blog, but there is no snow falling here in Phoenix Arizona! I remember growing up in Northern New Jersey and all the snowfalls and ice storms that would close the schools. We loved those days and would be outside sledding and making snowmen and just enjoying the day off from school. But that changed once I was older and had to drive to work on snowy, icy roads. If the snow would begin falling in the morning, I would watch it through the windows and worry all day about getting home later and how long it would take with all the traffic.
The final straw was the time I drove home from an event during the early afternoon in a snow storm. The highway was very slippery and I went into a skid, then a spin, and then crossed the road several times hitting the guard rails on each side of the road. When I finally came to a stop, I was amazed that I didn’t hit another car! I continued driving with my knees shaking, heading uphill to my home. As I turned onto the street right before mine, my wheels were spinning and would not make it up the incline. I had to back down and try several times hitting the accelerator and then making a swing left onto my street finally and into my driveway. I was shaking all over, in disbelief that I was safely home. My car was pretty dented from hitting those guardrails but I was not dented at all. I truly believe my angels protected me that day!
I resolved that day to move to a warmer climate and be done with driving in snow forever. The following summer I was able to take a trip to Arizona to visit my brother. I spent a week here and fell in love with it, even in the heat! The mountains totally surround the Phoenix valley and I had a feeling of protection. I made the decision that I must move here and went back home knowing that I would live here somehow.
The following year after being divorced for several years, I happened to meet a gentleman at a dance who had gone to Arizona State University and now lived in New Jersey, but always had the desire to go back to the Phoenix area to live. As fate would have it, two years later we were married. We bought a motor home and moved cross country together. Our combined five kids visit us and we visit them and our grandchildren in New Jersey and Pennsylvania every year. One of them drove our car west and moved to San Diego for a few years. He then moved to beautiful Sedona where he has lived happily now for over 20 years. He was happy to leave the cold weather behind too!
We have now lived in Arizona 31 years and the only time we see snow anymore is on television or on Christmas cards and here on my Blog page! I had my fill of it and can go north to Flagstaff anytime if I should want to see it.
Happy New Year!
I posted this with different photos 3 years ago and it got a lot of views. I decided to repost it today!
We are living in wonderland, but we rarely notice it. The easiest way.to spiritually awaken is to look at the world around us with new eyes… to see things as if for the first time and the last time!
Usually we become so entangled in the story we tell ourselves about life that we don’t notice the deep mystery of existence. We live as if we know what is going on, when actually life is an enormous enigma. For spiritual awakening we need to step into the mystery. A simple way to do this is to focus on the present moment. When we do, our state of consciousness spontaneously changes because we come out of the story and into the mystery. The story exists in time, so when we bring our attention into the present moment there is no story about the past and the future. This can be a great relief. In the here and now, we don’t understand life with words; we experience the mystery of the moment.
Spiritual awakening is intensely pleasurable, because we truly appreciate all we see and hear and touch in this world of wonders. When we are superficially awake, we feel the enjoyment available to us only partially. When we are deeply awake; however, we find ourselves really savoring the pleasures of life. The body wakes up to how sweet it is to be alive.
Appreciate colors and sounds and feelings. They become rich and vibrant. The world starts to sparkle. There is an experience of profound gratitude that arises when we see how glorious life really is!
This was written by a Philosopher and Author by the name of Tim Freke
I thought it worthy of sharing!
I have written about Edgar Cayce and his views on Astrology and also on what he had to say about Health. I have also been attending a local study group about Cayce, reading and discussing the books “A Search for God”. He has held a fascination for me since I discovered him and his A.R.E, Area of Research and Enlightenment Center in Virginia Beach back in the late 1970’s.
I decided to do a search through my books to see if I could find out how and when he received his gift of going to sleep and getting information.
When he was a young teen, he was sitting near his retreat in the woods by the creek reading his Bible, which he often did. At this point he had read through it 13 times for the 13 years of his life.! As relayed in the book by Thomas Sugrue, “There is A River” he saw a woman by the creek and at first he thought it was his mom. The sun was in his eyes but he said there was something on her back that made shadows behind her, shaped like wings. Her voice was soft and very clear and almost musical. She told him his prayers had been heard and asked him what he wanted most of all. He was frightened but said he wanted to be helpful to other people and most especially to children when they are sick. She said his prayers were answered and then she disappeared. His mother, whom he felt it safe to confide in, believed his story, knowing him to be a truthful boy. He told his mom he would like to be a Preacher and a Missionary.
He usually had trouble remembering his spelling lessons and the following day was kept after school. That evening his dad was so frustrated with him when he just could not seem to spell the words, that he slapped him knocking him off his chair. Edgar heard a voice inside him, it was the voice of the lady he had seen the day before. She was saying “If you sleep a little we can help you.” He asked his dad if he could just rest for a few minutes, he was sure he would know his words when he got up.
Edgar laid down with his spelling book and fell asleep on it. His dad left the room and returned in a few minutes to wake him up. He told his dad he knew all the words. and his frustrated dad quizzed him one more time. The answers came quickly and correctly. In fact, he knew everything in the book. His dad just didn’t believe that he hadn’t known the lessons the whole time and smacked him again. He ran up to bed with his book and thanked the lady. The next morning after his dad left, he asked his mom to hear his lesson and he still knew it. He told his mom what happened and she kissed him and reassured him that the lady was keeping her promise.
In school, Edgar was still doing poorly with his other subjects. He decided to bring home his books and sleep on them one at a time. He prayed and asked the lady to help him again. From then on, he was able to see pictures of the pages in his textbooks in his mind and read from them. He began to make progress as a scholar. His dad asked him to explain this change and said I hope you are not crazy!
Strangely, Edgar Cayce had the nickname ‘Old Man’ as a kid. Everyone called him that except for his mother. He felt different from the other boys and was embarassed every time his father bragged about his ability to others. While playing a game similar to baseball, he ran to a base and the ball hit him at the end of his spine. He returned to his classroom and began acting strange, which continued after he went home. When he went to bed, he asked his mom to make a poultice and place it on the back of his head near the base of the brain. He told her he was suffering from shock and would be alright in the morning if the poultice was kept on all night. His mom made it for him since it contained nothing that would hurt him. He was fine in the morning, but recalled nothing of the entire incident.
Years later, Edgar lost his voice. It just suddenly dwindled to a painful whisper and even the throat specialists were unable to help him. This went on for months. Hypnotism was undergoing a fad at the time. Cayce went to see several, but they were unsuccessful. Then he decided that he would put himself to sleep and the Hypnotherapist was to ask him to view his body and describe the trouble in the throat. He suggested Edgar should speak in a normal tone of voice, which he did. Edgar also stated that circulation was to be increased to the throat. This suggestion was given along with another that the throat problem be removed. After about 20 minutes he coughed and spit up blood and his voice became normal again. The Doctor said that if he could do this for himself, he should be able to do it for others.
This was the beginning of Edgar Cayce’s ability to diagnose and help heal people while sleeping, as long as someone gave him the suggestion and wrote down what he said. He never remembered anything he said while asleep!
This photo was taken in 1910 when he was 33 years old.
Edgar was a Pisces, with Taurus Moon and Leo Rising.