Your Soul Planet

Your Soul Planet is the planet in your natal chart with the highest degree excluding the North Node and South Node of the moon, and the outer planets- Neptune, Pluto & Uranus. It is believed that a person becomes the living archetype of this planet. A person’s entire life will be largely influenced by this planet-physical appearance, personality characteristics, karmic evolutionary intention, and disease and illness. In Astrology we view the natal chart as the cosmic blueprint of a soul’s experience in this lifetime,  therefore we view the chart holistically. This does not mean that the other planets and asteroids have no impact on a person’s life. Everything works together. It is a divine system. The Soul Planet just so happens to contain the largest amount of frequencies that will align you to your predestined path.

The Planetary Dimensions

According to various sources including Edgar Cayce and Theosophists, as the soul enters the universe through the galactic centre, it first travels to the star Sirius- the brightest and largest planetary body in our galaxy to receive its divine path. Some believe these are where the Akashic records are stored. From there the soul enters our visible Sun and enters Earth.

As the soul descends through the planetary dimensions, it gathers frequencies from each dimension. It will collect the most frequencies from a specific dimension of a planet which becomes one’s Soul Planet- the planet with the highest degree. Planets in your horoscope with high degrees… 24 degrees and up showcase very strong karmic implications of those planets. Think of it as the planet reaching maturity, consolidation, strength, and wisdom.

The following image is based on Aristotle’s depiction of the planetary dimensions

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The following information about each Soul Planet that I’m about to share is from a variety of sources that I have compiled since stuyding the Soul Planet. I am using information primarily from Edgar Cayce, Theosophy, Vedic Astrology, and Babylonian Astrology.

The Soul Planet goes by a couple of different names

Vedic Astrology: Attmakaraka

Babylonian Astrology: Almuten

Your Soul Planet

Read about your Soul Planet down below once you have found it in your natal chart. If you’re not sure how to find it, you can comment your birth details and I can find it for you.

**Watch what your Soul Planet does in the sky. Every movement will have a very important impact upon you.

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Sun– If the Sun is your Soul Planet you have a life of tears and laughter. There is something innately royal about you- dignified & stoic. If you were born in the daytime the Sun is your Soul Planet, however if you were born at night and the Sun is still the planet with the highest degree in your chart, the Moon will have more impact on your life as the Moon reflects the light of the Sun. You are a bright soul that radiates goodness wherever you go. However, even the slightest negative emotion will radiate, so be careful that you don’t push people away with your strong energy. One of your greatest lessons is to learn to overcome your ego and to learn humility and compassion. Your Father or Father figure will play a key role in helping you evolve and fulfill your purpose.  Your reptuation precedes you and people can read you like a book. You tend to view things on the surface level and some might even think you are superficial. You also take yourself too seriously and can have a feeling throughout your life of missing something.

 

Moon– If the Moon is your Soul Planet you are social, caring, empathetic, psychological, & strong. It is best to have a Moon Soul Planet if you were born at night because this will give you royal qualities. If you were born during the day, your Moon will be weaker. You can become easily influenced by other people, susceptible to psychic attack, & you can be very angry and hateful. You are deeply connected to the emotional body and will learn how to navigate your emotional waters. You will be very connected to all that the Moon represents: your mother, homeland, ancestry, food, and intuition. If your Moon is in good dignity, you will be soft spoken, graceful, and compassionate. If your Sun is in a much lower degree than your Moon or if it is the planet with the lowest degree in your chart, you will feel disconnected from your Mother, and your parents may not have had a good marriage. Following the phases of the moon and taking baths will help you to cleanse unwanted energies that you pick up during the day.

 

Mercury– If Mercury is your Soul Planet this is considered one of the most rare soul planets. Your Mercury must be visible according to the heliacal phases of the planets. Basically, check to see if your Mercury is conjunct the Sun. If it is, it will become invisible…unfortunately most people have Mercury conjunct the Sun because Mercury can never be more than a few degrees away from the Sun. You are very inquisitive, intellectual, studious, versatile- you can actually possess the qualities of all the Soul Planets. You are a mediator and know how to make money. One of your karmic challenges that you will have to overcome will involve the truth. You must learn to be pure and honest in your communication. Your pineal gland is highly activated during your life allowing you to merge your soul with the holy spirit or God or source. You must watch out for self-aggrandizement because this can inhibit the strength of your mind.

 

Venus– If Venus is your Soul Planet, you possess the luckiest soul planet. You are friendly, soft, magnetic, attractive, and always seem to get things for free. You can advance in your career through your friends and partners. You have a very predictable life that will bless you with material comforts. Remember, Venus’ path in the sky makes a pentacle- the symbol for Earthly pleasures. You need to work on your self-discipline because you can be too lax. You need pushes in order to get your life going. The thymus gland is the gland which will be strongly activated during your life. It is a lymphatic organ of the immune system located behind the sternum. When the thymus gland is activated, you find yourself sympathetic, and seeking love, beauty, and music. You will also be strongly attracted to the opposite sex. One of your most important karmic lessons will involve the process of creation and sexual relationships. Learning not to abandon projects and people when the lust wares off will ensure that you keep your integrity intact which will help you to understand the spiritual process of creating something from start to finish.

 

Mars– If Mars is your Soul Planet you are driven by anger. You are unpredictable, & you will change your mind often. You are a self-made person- you cannot depend on others during your lifetime because you will be repeatedly let down. You will have troubles with your boss. You hate rigidity and find yourself getting into trouble quite easily. If you were born at night, Mars is weaker and you can find yourself feeling sexually inferior to others. It will feel as though your life is hanging on by a thread. Everything for you is do or die in this lifetime. If you were born during the daytime, Mars will take on more of a destructive force in your life. The Adrenal glands will be strongly activated during your life. It is believed that the adrenal glands are the storehouses of our karma. This means that you will encounter many karmic people and situations in your life. It is fair to say that you are not here to initiate a new karmic evolutionary cycle. You are here to repay the debts from your previous lifetime, more than paving a new path. You will learn how to control your warrior like power, aggressions, and urges. You will need to cultivate self control. You also have a very high opinion of yourself which makes you very courgaeous.

 

Jupiter– If Jupiter is your Soul Planet you are morally and ethically the best out of all the Soul Planets. You want to save the world, and help everyone you can. You love people and people love you. You are generous and very lucky- lucky in the spiritual sense so you will be able to easily attract good karma to you. You most likely come from an affluent and harmonious family. If you were born at night, you will possess more setbacks than someone born during the day with Jupiter soul planet. The pituitary gland will be strongly activated during your life. It is the master endocrine gland in the body located at the base of the brain. Awakening will come to you in this lifetime. Meditation and prayer are highly favourable because you have the ability to access God directly. You possess high mindedness and an affinity for large groups. You come to Earth with universality and nobility. You have grand ideas and notions. One of your greatest karmic lessons will involve acceptance. An imbalanced Jupiterian energy looks down upon those who are less knowledgeable and capable. Keep in mind that your enemies are your gurus, as are the homeless, and sick. The Jupiter planetary dimension is the most sacred dimension at is is believed that the energy here allows one to experience atonement. We can relate the pituitary gland to the crown charka. When this chakra is balanced, it assists the other chakras in aligning.

 

Saturn– If Saturn is your Soul Planet, you are withdrawn, suspicious, hold grudges, don’t like to give and lonely. You are a person of your word, talk slowly without emotion, you have a big frame, and you don’t like to smile or laugh. If you were born during the day, Saturn will soften. If you were born at night, you will be more harsh. The gonads will be strongly activated during your life. It is believed that prior to incarnating on Earth, the soul spent time in what Christians call “purgatory” a place of cleansing, purification, and starting over. A soul may choose to banish itself to the realm of Saturn if it needs to be reborn. Metaphysically, a soul may choose to start over when it cannot overcome its karmic lessons after trying countless times to no avail. We build up our karma over eons, so going into the Saturn dimension prior to incarnating erases all previous attempts. This is why the gonads are associated with this realm. Sex is viewed as a basic primal instinct that is often abused. A Saturn soul planet gives one an inner sense of frustration and naivety during life, but also an incredible gift of perseverance and strength. You understand suffering more than the other planets, so you come to Earth with a great responsibility to ease human suffering. This does not mean you are meant to end wars and poverty, but volunteering your time in a shelter or working in hospice care will greatly reward you.

 

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Nisaba: The Patron Goddess of My Blog?

Nisaba was the Sumerian goddess of writing and scribe to the gods. She is depicted as a woman holding a golden stylus and studying a lapis lazuli tablet on which the starry heaven was depicted. She also wears a crescent moon tiara. Lapis Lazuli was her sacred stone and her temple at Eresh was called ‘Esagin’ meaning ‘House of Lapis Lazuli.’ In Temple Hymn 42, Enheduanna calls her “faithful woman exceeding in wisdom.” Already mentioned was her close relationship to scribes and scholarly activities. Mathematics and astronomy were in her repertoire. She was said to be “a lady with cunning intelligence.” She was the goddess of creative inspiration, goddess of creative mind.

The famous Hymn to Nisaba, from the Ur II Period, is formally dedicated to her son-in-law Enlil, but opens with an invocation to the goddess: “Lady coloured like the stars of heaven, holding a lapis lazuli tablet! Nisaba, great wild cow born of Uras, wild sheep nourished on good milk among holy alkaline plants, opening the mouth for seven reeds! Perfectly endowed with fifty great divine powers, my lady, most powerful.” Her worship eventually seems to have consisted primarily of the act of writing; in composing a written work, an author was honoring the goddess with the gifts she had given. She became synonymous with wisdom and learning and was invoked regularly by scribes, scholars, priests, astronomers, and mathematicians for inspiration and guidance in their work.

It just so happens that I have a golden stylus, a starry tablet, and Lapis Lazuli ring from Turkey….hmmmmmm

This is why Nisaba is the patron goddess of The Luminessence

4 Things I Learned from My MOON MATURITY

According to Vedic Astrology, planets mature at certain ages which means they come to their full potential. The ages of maturity for the planets are as follows:

Sun- 21

Moon- 24

Mercury- 32

Mars- 28

Venus- 25

Jupiter- 16

Saturn- 36

Rahu- 42

Ketu 48

A planet that has not reached its maturity will improperly express its attributes. Saturn at 22 will lack the responsibility and structure it so desires until age 36.

I will be turning 25 on March 22nd which will be my Venus maturation which can mean that the Venus ruled houses of my chart will be growing up, and the area of relationships, self worth, values, beauty, and so forth will be realized.

Moon Maturity

This past year I experienced by Moon maturation at age 24. As a Cancer Ascendant in Western Astrology this was a pretty big deal for me as it rules my first house, but sits in my 10th house in the Placidus system but actually rules my 9th house. As a very lunar soul, I can say that I felt this maturation quite strongly.

The Moon rules the emotions, our mind, and our mother. All of these areas underwent their transition into adulthood.

2017 was a year of rapid change for me and it normally doesn’t take alot to get me emotionally overwhelmed. However, 2017 I didn’t cry as much as I normally do, and had a more surrendered approach to all of the instability in my life. I was less emotional in the typical moon child way a.k.a crying about every little thing. I had a more adult approach to things in my life. I had more responsibility with regards to my job (10th house), and my perspective on life and spirituality took a more serious tone (9th house).

What I Learned:

  1. You can’t change anyone

Last year I got my first real job at a New Age shop and found myself embroiled in unwanted office politics. I was very dedicated and hardworking. I have a strong business sense, so working there, I immediately noticed everything that wasn’t working at the store. I suggested a lot of changes, and even went out of my way to initiate them, but I soon realized that it’s not my job to educate someone about their own business. If they don’t want to fix it because it’s simply an income for them, then my passion is being wasted. I’m not here to change anyone, it’s not my responsibility, so sometimes cutting your losses and moving on is the only way to get through to some people. Prior to my Moon maturation, I would have had an emotional breakdown at the thought of not receiving recognition, but thankfully my Moon’s growth spurt helped me to emotionally detach.

2. Everything happens when it’s mean to happen…..

As I mentioned, last year I experienced a lot of life changing things. I quit school unexpectedly, moved temporarily, got what I thought was my dream job, and started doing professional book reviews. When I quit school it was around the eclipses in February and it took me until August to secure a job. Prior to my birthday Moon maturation, I was an emotional mess. I sent out tons of resumes and even went to a career counselor who was stumped as to why I couldn’t find a job? Quite randomly one afternoon in August I was perusing a local new age shop’s Facebook page and saw that they were hiring. I felt an overwhelming feeling of needing to apply, even though I thought I would never get it. Low and behold a few minutes later I got an email back from the owner asking me to come in for an interview the next day. I did, and was hired on the spot! It had to take the most obscure job and advert for me to find the job that was destined for me. My Moon maturity helped me realize that as much as I think I have some sense of control over my life, I really don’t. Now I try not to stress so much about things not happening at the speed I would like them to. Waiting it worthwhile.

3. Dont’t be so pessimistic

Yes, I am a former pessimist. I’m a late bloomer, so it takes a lot longer for me to materialize things in my life which creates an unhealthy cycle of self pity and self criticism. Out of the blue this year I had many happy moments. I started to see that my career and life were finally coming together which gave me a sense of hope for the future. My Moon is in Pisces so I tend to get addicted to melancholy and sadness so my first reaction is normally negative or pessimistic. 24 was a big year for me because I finally had a taste of material success. It made me more optimistic, and the more optimistic I was, the more magnetizing I was doing. I didn’t realize how much harm pessimism was causing me, but my Moon maturity helped me understand that life is what you make of it, and we have to find our happiness everyday.

4. Mom’s aren’t perfect

I also would like to add that the Moon rules over our Mothers, so my relationship with my Mom matured as well. For the first time in my life I started to see her flaws and felt a strong need to emotionally detach from her ( we are super close). We also started talking about more serious things about my life such as relationships, if I ever want to get married or have children, when I want to move out, and so forth. These were things that we normally didn’t talk about so it was nice to have a more grown up connection with her. I started reflecting on my relationship with her, and how she raised me which helped me to form an adult opinion of her.

To conclude….

So tomorrow is my 25th birthday (March 22nd) and I am definitely looking forward to my Venus maturation. My Moon maturation completely transformed my emotional world, so I can’t wait for my Venusian qualities to become the ladies they are meant to be.

What did you experience during your Moon maturity at age 24? I’d love to know!

 

xoxo

My Favourite MOVIES About TIME

 

Something has happened to time. Last week the days felt out of order……..

Mercury and Venus both entered Aries from being in Pisces, and I have noticed when ever we shift from Pisces to Aries we experience a dimensional shift. We’re crossing thresholds and jumping timelines.

I thought I would share my fave movies about the concept of TIME.

 

Somewhere in Time

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My goodness, I truly feel it is one of the most beautiful love stories I have ever seen on film. I won’t give away the plot, but let’s just say that love transcends time, and that we’re all here to experience unconditional love. This story was beautiful as it was told from a man’s point of view, which was refreshing, as I think cinema has been known to distort the love that a man can have for the woman he loves. From the reviews I’ve read of this film, many men could relate to Christopher Reeve’s character.

What really makes my heart flutter, is the possibility that your soul mate may have lived in another era, or that one day, you will encounter this soul.

I highly recommend you watch this film if you love romance, period pieces, and beautiful costumes and music. In fact, there is even a big fan club dedicated to this film.

If you believe in the divine timing of all things, make time to watch this romantic story.

Winter’s Tale

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A heart-wrenching love story set during the early 20th century New York. There’s demons, the cosmos, spirit animals, romance, and reincarnation. A gorgeous blend of fantasy and romance that will make you believe that love never dies.

The Time Traveler’s Wife

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A man pops in and out of his lover’s life from the time she is a little girl until the time he is an old man. A story about jumping timelines all for the sake of love. The chemistry between Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana is passionate and will certainly make you tear up at points and make you believe that love has no time limit.

The Age of Adaline

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Blake Lively plays a young woman who experiences a near death cosmic event that prevents her from aging. She has trouble sustaining a relationship because of this and as a result, tells a beautiful story about risking everything for love.  Time stands still when you fall in love.

In Time

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An interesting story about time as currency and what people are willing to risk to acquire more time.

 

I am a hugge film lover, so if you would like to see more movie recommendations, please comment down below!

 

xo

On Spiritual Sustainability

You know you’re in the process of letting go when all you want to do is hold on to it. Our basic instinct is to save what is dying because we are not conscious in our conception phase. This is when the universe takes the reigns for a short bit while we are in a jumbled mess of emotions. We end up feeling extra emotional during transitional phases because we are being forced to follow our feelings like an invisible thread. Following that thread usually takes you to the unconscious beginning of that end. For example, when a relationship is ending you naturally feel sad. When you follow that sadness it will lead you to the feeling that got you into you that relationship. Maybe it was a lack of self love? Things end as they began, so perhaps the key to sustaining something is through growth. A seed is never meant to be a seed forever. It has to flower eventually. When a plant dies it returns every part of itself to the soil and becomes a seed once again. I have known people who owned the same plants for 20 + years. It’s not unheard of but does require tender loving care a.k.a sensitive attention to its needs. When we experience a positive new beginning we are excited and optimistic. Unfortunately those feeling soon ware off once we become caught up in routine, responsibility, expectation, and the need for recognition. These become blocks to our conscious awareness. We bottle up irritability, hurt, and stress out if fear that if we were to express them, we would lose our relationship or job or whatever it might be. Imagine what would happen to our plant if we stopped enjoying the beauty of the plant and got caught up in having to water it everyday and remove its dead leaves? You would lose interest in the plant, ignore it, and eventually it would die. The minute we stop being conscious participants in our own growth, that relationship or job dies.

With all of the Astrology and occultic subjects I have studied, I have come to learn that the only free will we have is how we choose to respond to events in our life. If we take time to be present in our endings we will realize that we abused the gift of its beginning. If you are someone who has experienced alot of death and rebirth in your life it’s because there is some major theme that has not been made conscious in order to be released. There is a huge difference between abrupt endings and death and that is…..Consciousness. Most of us have not experienced a true death ( I don’t mean physical death)  more often we have experienced things ending suddenly or unexpectedly. This is the higher self’s way of giving you a time-out. Death on the other hand is when you have reached a maximum exaltation point in a karmic lesson. These are usually preceded by an emotional breakdown and are succeeded by a major life changing event. Too often we experience loss because the person we are with or situation we are in, are no longer facilitating our growth because it wasn’t consciously chosen by us in the first place. How many of us entered a new relationship or job with the goal of growing as a person? No, we want security, money, lifestyle, acceptance etc. The more aware we are of why a new beginning is happening, the easier it will be for us to see that invisible thread that is guiding us to our truth. That sight is how you can sustain something in order to fulfill your karmic lesson, as opposed to having to go through tons of people and situations to fulfill it. Maintaining your conscious participation will allow you to live a fuller life.

 

Winterizing your Root Chakra

For the past couple of weeks I have had countless coincidences regarding my Root Chakra. I’ve never been one to closely work with my chakras‚sure I know the basic functions of them and some of their correspondences, but that was about it.

For those of you who don’t know what the Chakras are—essentially they are energetic centres in the body that are responsible for the proper functioning of our energetic health. There is a whole lot more to this complex system and I encourage you to conduct more research in order to fully grasp and harness the power of this system.

Symptomatic

Since receiving some pretty loud and clear messages from the universe and my body, I have learned that I have an over-active Root Chakra a.k.a Mulahadra or Base Chakra. This explains all of the weird symptoms I’ve been having, such as insomnia, digestion problems, irritability, annoyance, and materialism (over-spending). One of my more chronic conditions is Psoriasis- which is an inflammatory skin disease that is caused by your skin cells reproducing faster than normal due to food allergies, stress, and other environmental factors. I never knew that these issues were connected to the Root Chakra but since learning this, I have been on a quest to learn more!

What is the Root Chakra?

The Root Chakra is the first of the seven chakras which is found in the reproductive area. Ironically the Root Chakra does not rule the feet. Rather, the Root Chakra draws up energy from the earth through the feet and is transmuted in the reproductive system through the release of hormones. When we are not receiving sufficient grounding, we imbalance our physical body—resulting in health challenges.

Grounding is the main function of the Root Chakra. When it is disconnected from the earth, it can not dispel negative emotions from our bodies, hence why we can experience moodiness and other symptoms like the ones I previously mentioned.

Is my Root Chakra Over-Active or Under-Active?

An Over-Active Root Chakra can manifest as the following traits:

  • Nasty Temper
  • Insomnia
  • Digestion Problems
  • Irritability
  • Over-Spending
  • Very Strong Libido

An Under-Active Root Chakra can manifest as the following traits:

  • Body image issues
  • Feeling out of control in your life
  • Feeling extra sad—depression
  • Laziness
  • Anemia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Inability to focus or concentrate
  • Restless
  • Disorganized
  • Low Libido

**As always, it’s important to consult your Doctor before assuming this is the only reason for the above mentioned symptoms.

Earthing

Earthing is the best way to re-balance a Root Chakra. However, we run into a problem when the climate we are living in does not allow for Earthing. I live in Ontario Canada which makes earthing in the winter time impossible. I cannot walk barefoot in the grass when it’s covered in ice and snow and even going for a walk outdoors is very hard when the conditions are intolerable. So, how do you winterize your Root Chakra?

Winterizing Your Root Chakra Techniques

  1. Buy cat grass to run your feet through
  2. Do some indoor gardening
  3. Eat root vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, and beets!
  4. Root Chakra Meditations—super easy to find on YouTube
  5. Listen to drum music
  6. Work with grounding crystals such as Black Tourmaline, Onyx, Hematite
  7. Physical activity such as dancing and running
  8. Have a foot salt bath

Tips

I wouldn’t recommend using all of these techniques at once, as you want to ensure you are not becoming so rooted that you are throwing yourself off balance. Being too grounded has its problems as well such as over-eating, inflexibility, and grumpiness. Try using one of these techniques at a time. Keep a journal to take notes of how you feel afterwards. If you don’t notice a difference, try incorporating more than one of these hacks into your life.

Remember, healthy roots means a healthy plant!

Tales from the ’11’ Part 1

Recently on my Facebook feed, I came across someone I know who was lamenting about how she is such a kind person who always helps out others and doesn’t receive anything in return. I found this irksome but also a perfect illustration of the shadow side of the 11 universal year we are currently in.

Sure, we’ve all had feelings of “you owe me” and “I owe you”, but if we take a minute to analyze what is really behind this, we can see some pretty interesting things going on.

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As soon as you attach an expectation to giving to someone, it doesn’t become about the act of giving or about the other person, rather, it becomes all about you. The act of giving should be a selfless act, one that fosters humility and grace as opposed to gain. If your motivation of giving is to attain something back, you are only giving to your ego.

The 11 year in numerology is one of awakening to our soul signature, our purpose, our calling, our destiny- whatever you want to call it, it’s about the ugly duckling transforming into a swan. The root number of the 11 is 2 whose core lesson is that of giving and receiving. Just look at the word ‘giving.’ It contains to ‘I’s’ that look like an eleven. You cannot receive without first giving, so if you’re feeling frustrated about not receiving anything- maybe the problem is that you are not giving in the first place? The great thing about the ’11’ is that it will teach you how to be in both a giving and receiving energy at the same time. However, this first involves cultivating a proper self image.

More on this to come……..

Astrologize Your Exericse

So it’s that time of the year again when I realize just how out of sync I am. I don’t like to use the phrase “out of shape” because I have re-shaped and sculpted many areas of my life this year, so for the first time I am proud to be a square peg not wanting to fit in a round hole.

Exercise is very important to me, and while I am not athletic, staying active is critical for bringing my mind, body, and spirit back into “sync” with one another. Saturn is sitting at 29 degrees Sagittarius right now which is my 6th house of health. With Saturn making himself at home in this area of my life for the past 2.5 years, I have witnessed the transformation of my physique due to some intense exercising that Saturn forced me to do. I slimmed down, got toned, and had a very consistent work out routine. The past few months I have neglected this as I was going through a pretty emotional time and wanted to focus on other things. Now that Saturn is just about to leave my 6th house I have re-dedicated myself to fitness.

Moon Movement

We can use Astrology to develop a fitness plan. Using the Moon cycle is one of the easiest ways to do this. For instance- 3 days after the New Moon is a great time to start exercising. I’ve noticed that most people start working out during a Full Moon due to feeling extra heavy and gross from the water retention. Looking to see what sign the Moon is transiting can give you some clues as to what types of physical activity you should be partaking in. For example; when the Moon is transiting Aries, Leo, or Scorpio- intense cardio is more effective due to the pulse pounding energy of Mars. When the Moon is transiting Cancer or Pisces- aquatics or dance are more favourable.

Using the Moon is just one simple way to make the most of the astro energies. But in order to see which type of activity is most in alignment with your blueprint- we have to look at the 6th house and its planetary ruler.

6th Sense

The 6th House in Astrology is the area that rules your health. Interestingly, the 6th house is also a major stress point in the natal chart because it shows you what your stress triggers are since the 6th house also rules your working conditions. Numerous studies have shown that exercise is a great way to relieve stress but more importantly, how you treat your body is a reflection of the health of your mind. Let’s a take a closer look

Aries 6th House- Martial Arts, Intense Cardio, Boxing

Taurus 6th House- Gardening, Walking

Gemini 6th House- Work our routines that have variety, Biking

Cancer 6th House- Aquatics, Working Out at Home, Core Training- Pilates, Belly-Dancing

Leo 6th House- Running, Jogging, Professional Athlete or Personal Trainer

Virgo 6th House- Housework/chores, Choreography

Libra 6th House- Shopping! Walking, Group Workouts, Ballroom Dancing

Scorpio 6th House- Cardio, Extreme Sports, Sex

Sagittarius 6th House- Outdoorsy things, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Stretching-Pilates

Capricorn 6th  House- Marathons, Training, Pilates

Aquarius 6th House- Team Sports, anything different- Soul Cycle, Yoga, Gymnastics

Pisces- Aquatics, Dance, Yoga

*Please note that having planets in your 6th house will also add a layer of meaning to your house. If Venus is in your 6th house- look at the exercises for Taurus and Libra as well.

If you are a more advanced Astrology lover, than also look at any signs on the cusp of your 6th house, and any aspects beings made to your house and its lord. I have noticed that in many cases, the 6th house cusp shows you the type of exercise you are more naturally drawn too.

Also pay attention to your Rising Sign as this describes your physical appearance. For example, if you have Mars on the Ascendant, then you need very martial activities in combination with your 6th House in order to  build up your muscles and maintain your lean (Mars) appearance.

Body Image

If you have any insecurities about your body- look to your 7th House which is your Descendant. This will show you how others actually see your body and what your true physique looks like. For example, if you are a Cancer Rising, you might feel self conscious about your body specifically your tummy area. However, your Capricorn descendant actually means you are quite svelte and others view you as being lean.

 

New Year, New You!

So if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get back into shape, astrologize your exercise by using the gymnasium of the cosmos and equipment of the planets as your personal trainers!

 

Venus in Copper

Since discovering Venus is my soul planet I have been on a mission to learn everything I can about this beauty of a planet.  I recently learned that Copper is ruled by Venus for a variety of reasons.

Venus & Copper

According to Homer, Aphrodite (Venus) was born from the blue green waves of the Mediterranean coming ashore in her golden reddish brownish hair as depicted by Botticelli. Take a second and scry a piece of Copper and see if you can witness the warm glow of Venus.

Venus was born on the island of Cyprus where we get the word Copper- Latin word for Cyprus is Cuprum which comes from the Assyrian word for Copper- Kipar. Copper is soft and malleable embodying the divine feminine principle.

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The Glyph

If we look at the glyph for Venus we can see the Sun-circle rising above the cross showing an infusion of solar power. In Alchemy it is believed we each possess the planets within us, so the Sun is representative of consciousness rising above earth which is seen in the lower part of the Venus glyph. Venus as a planetary archetype is about moving matter to perfection and beauty- the only way we can do this is by raising our vibrations over the material desires of Earth.

The earliest form of Venus was the Egyptian ankh, symbol of universal life; the egg-shaped womb of the goddess, the place where life is generated, surmounting the cross of the elements. This womb from which the sun emerges is represented by the copper cauldron of alchemy. Christianity removed the womb egg from the cross- only leaving the material cross of unbalanced matter left.

On a side note, the Venus glyph also looks like a hand held mirror which is due to Venus ruling vanity and beauty. The traditional hand held mirror evolved from the Ankh.

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Venus in Copper

Copper is highly conductive representing the receptive nature of the feminine.

Ancient Egyptians used Malachite eye shadow for beautification purposes.

The peacock- a bird sacred to Venus owes it greenish plumage to its high Copper contents.

The bluish coppery colouring in crystals such as Malachite, Azurite, Peacock Ore, & Bornite are all Venus ruled and have a soft feminine melodic sound to them.

Many instruments are made using copper due to its high resonance. In Astrology, Venus rules music.

Copper is known to absorb water and fluids changing its form and colour. Women have more fluid retention issues than men and have the ability to synthesize our emotions (water) much better than men.

Copper is abundant in female sexual organs (ruled by Venus) and is used up during sexual activity.

Copper deficiencies in soil produce sickly crops. Interestingly enough, Taurus- one of two Venus ruled signs is responsible for agriculture.

When combined with other minerals Venus transforms substances into complex salts, which is why Alchemists referred to Venus as the “harlot of the metals.”

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Indeed every plant, animal, mineral, and person finds themselves easily seduced by the beauty and charm of Miss Venus.

October Potpourri: Witchy Blend

Theme: Magic

Song: Angel by Joseph of Mercury

Crystals: Tiger’s Eye, Smoky Quartz, Shungite

Film: Practical Magic

Food: Chocolate

Biggest Lesson Learned: Don’t be a push over!

Biggest Regret: Saying “yes” when I should have said “no.”

Proudest Moment: Seamless Transition

Goal for November: Stand up for myself