Food For Thought - Part One

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Re: Food For Thought

Post by EnterZenFromThere » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:24 pm

15th November 1986

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Re: Food For Thought

Post by aquarius123esoteric » Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:25 pm

dijmart wrote: June 3rd...I'll even tell you the year 1970.
3rd June 1970 – your Sun is in Gemini, the Air sign ruled by Mercury, the winged messenger of the Gods of antiquity. 3 = Jupiter, the vast and expansive ruler of Sagittarius, the polar opposition of Gemini in the zodiac. This tells me that you could be a bit of a natural philosopher, fond of travelling on the Earth plane as well as in the higher and highest regions of life. Gemini and Sagittarius are extremely restless energies. Your Moon is almost certainly in Taurus, but could also be in Gemini. If you ever have a birthchart erected, you could find out. Free ones are available on the internet, a good one is Astrodienst. No connection with me. Moon in Taurus would be most helpful in calming down and stabilising the restless energies of Gemini and Sagittarius.

The following is an extract from my interpretation of the Sun in Gemini: Taking an active interest in those around them and their concerns stops Geminians from getting too wrapped up in themselves. Aware that their critical and ever analysing approach to life makes it is all too easy to slip into the habit of noticing only that which is disadvantageous in people and situations, they steadfastly refuse to join the ranks of the whingers and moaners of the zodiac. Instead, they endeavour to always look for and concentrate on the good and positive in all people and situations. To their greatest delight they then very quickly discover that it most certainly is there for all those who look for it.

Because of their restless flitting from one adventure to another, in their ceaseless search for many and varied new experiences that promote inner growth, Geminians are known as the butterflies of the zodiac. As they are extremely restless souls, the Chinese call this one the monkey sign. Because of the mutability of their sign Geminians are the most adaptable and versatile people of the zodiac. Unfortunately, they are not known for concentration and persistence. Wise ones make special efforts to build these traces into their character, as experience – either during this lifetime or others – has taught them that this is essential for achieving the success they dream of as much as anybody else. That indeed is hard work for witty, charming and clever Geminians. If you have any contact with them you are sure to have become aware of their wonderful ability of thinking on their feet and how the butterfly breezes through people’s lives like a refreshing summer wind. Here today and gone tomorrow, but leaving us feel enriched for having known them.

The wise ones among them take control of their tendencies to endlessly fussing and nagging over inconsequentials and their obsession with too much detail and trivia. They learn to control their fickle temperament, because they appreciate how difficult that can be to cope with for all concerned. Many Geminians are averse to close and binding ties. This could possibly be an unconscious reaction to lifetimes spent in Taurus, the sign that comes before Gemini in the zodiac, in which the soul gathers experiences of ownership and hopes to develop a true sense of values. To own and being owned is part of the Taurean experience, but in Gemini the soul wants and needs to be free and therefore has a strong dislike for ties that bind them too much.

The approach to life of any of the two signs in the zodiac adjacent to each other are always profoundly different; this ensures that the soul is presented with ever more lessons of a different kind. And that is how it comes about that in Gemini the soul loves everybody and may find it quite hard to settle down to one love only, in spite of the fact that it also wants to be important and special to someone. The more understanding of the basic differences in each other’s life experiences two people can find before entering into a serious relationship, the more freedom they will be able to give each other and the happier their union will be for both of them.

From ‘The Sun In Gemini’

Recommended Reading:
For those born on the 3rd, 12th and 30th day of June
and also of all other months:

‘The Sun In Sagittarius’

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Re: Food For Thought

Post by aquarius123esoteric » Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:37 pm

dijmart wrote:. . . my husband is Oct 29, 1966
29th October 1966 – your Sun is in Scorpio, the Water sign co-ruled by Mars, the God of war of antiquity, and Pluto, their God of the underworld. 2 = the Moon, planetary ruler of Cancer, 9 = Mars, ruler of Aries and co-ruler of Scorpio. 2 + 9 = 11 = Scorpio. Having been born into this sign, you are dealing here with a double Scorpio, so the powerful energies of this sign are working through your husband in twice the strength than usual. This must at times be very difficult to handle, not only by him but also those around him. His Moon is in Taurus and that is likely to be helpful when it comes to stabilising and grounding the Scorpio energies.

The following is an extract from my interpretation of the Sun in Scorpio: Scorpio is known as the mystery sign of the zodiac and more than anything else those born into it enjoy probing into the depth of life and its processes. Unlike in any other sign, in this one it is possible to look for and find an ever increasing and deepening comprehension of what lies behind and beyond life. In days gone by, this sign had an unsavoury reputation for being solely connected with death. Fortunately, by now we realise that this only applies in the widest possible sense. When one recognises that before anything new can ever be born, something old must die and that any death – physical or otherwise – is inevitably followed by a rebirth, the exceptionally high creative potential of this sign reveals itself.

For those wishing to come to terms with their own nature and to make better use of the energies at their disposal, to my mind, nothing could be more helpful than familiarising themselves with the effects of the energies of their Sun sign. The fiery masculine planet Mars is a symbolism for the pure sexual energy, the earthly expression of the Divine Fire of Creation. Can you see why Aries and Scorpio people get their reputation for being the sexiest people in the Zodiac? Mars in masculine Aries represents the up-rushing fountain of life. Active and outgoing, it reaches into the world. However, in feminine and passive Scorpio, it takes us into the depths of our own being, the unconscious and also into the collective consciousness, where the regenerative effect of its energies is just as necessary.

It is not hard to see that the fiery energy of Mars cannot operate too happily in a feminine Water sign, where it can and does frequently whip up the emotions to such a pitch that violent outbursts of rage sometimes may take almost superhuman inner strength to control. As their lives progress and through the occasional glimpses they gain into their behaviour and reactions to those around them, they get to know the depths they are capable of stooping down to. They may have to find out, usually quite early in life, that when they allow themselves to express their feelings, they can be frighteningly intense, violent, and painful.

As a result, later in life some of them hold onto their feelings too tightly for their own good. This, however, is a dangerous thing because in the long run suppressing one’s feelings may lead to deep depressions and other dis-eases of mind and body. Creating opportunities for regularly releasing one’s feelings safely and harmlessly, to ourselves and others, is of vital importance for every soul’s emotional well-being. Creating a safe environment where this can be done without hurting or harming ourselves or anyone is advisable for everybody; for Scorpios it is a must.

From ‘The Sun In Scorpio’

Recommended Reading:
For those born on the 11th or 29th day of October,
as well as all other months:
‘The Sun In Scorpio‘
‘Master Number Eleven’
‘Master Number Twenty-Two’
‘How To Become A Master Builder’

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Re: Food For Thought

Post by aquarius123esoteric » Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:48 pm

Enlightened2B wrote:I'm August 6th, 1981. Ok? Ready...Set....Go....
6th August 1981 – Your Sun is in Leo, ruled by the Sun, in its own sign, where and its highly creative energies are particularly strongly felt and can, when handled right, express themselves in the most positive ways. 6 = Venus, the planet of peace, harmony and beauty, ruler of earthy Taurus and airy Libra. Your Moon is in Libra, which heightens the beneficial influence of the energies of this sign, but also brings with it its own set of negative tendencies.

The following is an extract from my interpretation of the Sun in Leo: The Sun rules the heart in the physical body. Ah yes, the Leonine heart! It’s a highly inflammable object that at the same time can also be exceedingly fickle and foolish. That’s why Leos are constantly falling in and out of love. It seems that as soon as their eyes fall upon someone who appeals to them, the fire in their heart goes ‘whoosh!’ and Leo once more is in love. Alas, they fall out of it again, just as quickly. Whether they are wise ones already or not, when the lion loves it does do so passionately with all its heart. Yet, the human heart is notoriously an unreliable customer, not just for Leos but for everyone.

To keep any flame of love going for a long time, human souls need to develop such essential ingredients as common sense and human kindness of the heart. Most helpful of all is a degree of spiritual awareness of the true nature of love and the reason why we are in this life together. To enable us to love steadfastly, truthfully and wisely and that in all our relationships, takes the wisdom and the light of the Highest Self to illumine our consciousness. It is always waiting to teach us how to love all our companions on their way through life, no matter what flaws and shortcomings in their character they may still have to overcome. When we have finally learnt to love people in spite of what they may say or do, then we discover what love truly is.

It stands to reason that a gift as precious as that of loving the way our Creator loves us is not going to be handed to anyone on a silver platter. Like all good things in this life, this one has to be worked at with serious intent and that over the course of the whole of at least one lifetime. Do not be discouraged by this. Bringing forth the highest and best character traits of any sign is every soul’s birthright, but this takes much hard work and dedication. Behaving in the desired manner needs to become second nature to us, a living reality that gradually fills every cell and every atom of our being.

I believe it takes a lifetime of tests and trials – as likely as not a great many of them – before any human heart has learnt to love with God’s steadfastness and strength. Our earthly education continues until the love of the Sun in our heart radiates from within through our whole being with such strength that no clouds can hide it and nothing can ever extinguish or destroy it. Like God, we shall then be able to love anyone who comes our way unconditionally and without judgment.

One of Leo’s greatest obstacles on the way to this goal can be their inner need to put their loved ones on a pedestal. As we all know, it is in the nature of pedestals that they reveal the feet of clay of those upon them all too easily. Each time this happens, poor Leo is so devastated that they promptly fall out of love again. In their disappointment, they seem to be incapable of remembering that the object of their admiration is as fragile and human as everybody else, including Leo. To my mind, what they can benefit from most is a renewed understanding of the purpose and meaning of this life, and that we are here together so that we may grow and learn together. One of Leo’s most urgent lessons for this lifetime is learning to control and master the passions of their earthly desire nature.

Recognising its drives and urges for what they truly are enables the human soul to rise above them and it starts to radiate the warming steady glow of the well-controlled fire of their heart into everything that comes their way. Like the Sun in the sky and the great spiritual Sun behind it, they can then pour – indiscriminately and generously – the warmth and the strength of their love and attention into everything that requires it. Their love is then no longer in danger of burning them and their loved ones to a cinder through misunderstood and over-heated passions. In this way, they are capable of slowly growing into the most wonderful channels through which the blessing and healing powers of the Highest flow increasingly into our world. During its lifetime in Leo the soul’s greatest potential is that it should slowly become ever more like a true Sun in its own right that acts as a go-between for the earthly plane and the Divine, to bring renewed life and hope to all.

Yet, this can only happen when the soul has become fully aware that nobody on the Earth plane has any real power. Only when it has finally grasped that the true reason for its being here is not for the seeking of power or dominion over others, but over its own – often highly bloated – ego of the earthly self, can it become an ever-purer channel for the Highest. What a sad sight Leos are when they are still full of their own importance and magnificence, even if they would not dream of proving through their actions on the Earth plane that such a high opinion of themselves is in any way justified. The spectacle of Toad of Toad Hall in the ‘Wind in the Willows’ by Kenneth Grahame comes to mind.

From ‘The Sun In Leo’

Recommended Reading:
For those born on the 6th, 15th and 24th of any month,
not merely while the Sun is in Leo:

‘The Sun In Libra’

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Re: Food For Thought

Post by aquarius123esoteric » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:04 pm

lmp wrote:. . . I'm 27 september 1968
27th September 1968 – Your Sun is in Libra, ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, peace and harmony. 2 = the Moon, planetary ruler of Cancer, 7 = Neptune, the dreamy and other-worldly co-ruler of Pisces, the sign of the soul and Karma. 2 + 7 = 9 = Mars, ruler of Aries and co-ruler of Scorpio, the God of war of antiquity. Aries and Libra are in polar opposition not only in the zodiac, but also in their characteristics and general approach to life.

Your Moon is in Sagittarius and you too could be a bit of a natural philosopher, fond of travelling and exploring other realms of life. Although you are likely to sense and feel this more on the subconscious level rather than consciously, it will be beneficial when it comes to understanding the concepts of humankind’s spiritual pathway.

The following is an extract from my interpretation of the Sun in Libra: Each time the soul reaches Libra there stirs within a great unconscious longing and it begins to search for the ideal love relationship with the one great love of all lifetimes. Yet, for as long as it fails to understand its own true nature, it will continue to hope finding fulfilment and wholeness in the other one, when in truth this is impossible. However, the feelings that rise from their inner self may lead younger, i.e. less experienced Libran souls down the path of imbibing the lessons of promiscuity. Wise ones, who attended to this in previous lifetimes, know that if the bitter harvest of this kind of conduct does not return during this lifetime, it will surely do so in coming ones. To those who believe, as I do, that the Moon in the birthchart is an indication in which sign we spent our previous lifetime, it does not come as a surprise that people with their Moon in Libra are known to draw some fateful, i.e. Karmic encounters into their lives.

In the first six signs of the zodiac, from Aries to Virgo, the soul remains very self-centred. It may be so occupied with building itself a personality that this happens sometimes to the exclusion of all others. However, from Libra onward the soul’s interest turns away from purely ‘I and me first’; its consciousness opening up to the concepts of ‘we and us’, partners and relationships are valued greatly. One of Libra’s main soul lessons is the search for the point of balance that lies half-way between the two extremes of utter selfishness, as for example expressed by young souls in Aries, and that of total surrender of the self to the wishes and needs of the partner in Libra, which can be highly detrimental to the soul’s own spiritual development.

Truly wise souls, not just Taureans and Librans, take care not to live in the extreme characteristics of any of the signs that are in polar opposition to each other in the zodiac. The point of balance always lies in the middle; the position halfway between each set of signs of the dot in the small circle in the middle of the birthchart reflects this. The zodiac is the wheel of fortune around which the soul in its search for growth and enlightenment is required to whiz, until eventually it reaches the point when it must learn to become still and conduct its life from the centre in the hub of the wheel. Before it can do this, the soul has to move countless numbers of times round and round the spinning wheel of life, for that’s the only way it can grow and learn from its experiences. Enriched by each one it moves through lifetime after lifetime of ever new and challenging situations that lead to more and more growth.

After developing its earthly personality in fiery Aries with all its selfishness, push and drive, the soul moves on into much steadier and earthbound Taurus. This means it is descending deeper into matter and therefore needs to learn how to deal with and appreciate the value of material possessions, including its physical body and life on the Earth plane. When the Sun moves through this sign, it is springtime for the soul and also for everything on the Earth plane; in the sky above us Venus appears as the morning star. It is a time for enjoying and appreciating the goods things of the Earth, especially nature and the more earthy aspects of love-making. Metaphorically speaking this applies to the lessons of the soul throughout its lifetime through Taurus. Spiritually, Venus in Taurus is the morning star in the evolution of the human soul; by the time it reaches Libra, Venus acts as the evening star.

From ‘The Sun In Libra’

Recommended Reading:
For those born on the 9th, 18th or 27th day of September,
as well as all other months:

‘The Sun In Aries’

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Re: Food For Thought

Post by aquarius123esoteric » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:27 pm

EnterZenFromThere wrote:15th November 1986 :wink:
15th November 1986 – Is this your own date of birth or your wife’s? Are you by any chance doing a spot of spying on her? :smile: Be that as it may and to whomever this may apply, your Sun is in Scorpio, co-ruled by Mars, the God of war of antiquity and Pluto, their God of the underworld. 1 = the Sun, planetary ruler of Leo, 5 = Mercury, ruler of airy Gemini and earthy Virgo. 1 + 5 = 6 = Venus, ruler of earthy Taurus and airy Libra. An excellent mixture, I’d say!

Your Moon is in Taurus, a very stabilising and grounding energy. Taurus and Scorpio are in polar opposition not only in the zodiac, but in their characteristics and general approach to life. You have before you here someone who may find it very difficult to let go of people and possessions. Scorpio and Taurus are the most clinging parents of all.

The following is an extract from my interpretation of the Sun in Scorpio: Three of Scorpio’s greatest strengths are intensity, courage and inquisitiveness. Fascinated by the mysteries of life, they love delving into them and feel drawn to the occult. No need to be alarmed by this because by definition the word means that which is hidden from common view and public knowledge. Equipped with Scorpio’s gifts, the soul in this sign pursues and eagerly explores its dearest concerns. These are its own and other people’s creative/sexual/spiritual energies and the creative processes of life that result in birth and end in death. It may take a very long time until young souls become aware of the true meaning and value of their sexual energy. But, in the end each one the moment of awakening comes when the soul realises that its own sexuality is something extremely valuable and precious that demands and deserves to be handled wisely and with the greatest respect and care, as the most essential part of every soul is the sexual/creative/spiritual energy of its Divine parents.

Wisdom and truths from the highest levels of life are now increasingly flowing into the individual and collective consciousness of humankind, and ever more of us are opening up to receive and understand them. Finding more spiritual approaches to just about every aspect of our lives helps us to build them on more solid foundations than ever before. This applies especially to the way we handle our sexuality and the energies involved. Every soul eventually reaches the evolutionary point when it becomes aware that its sexuality is pure creative/spiritual energy and part of God. This means that sexual activities of any kind make use of something that is extremely valuable and precious and therefore demands and deserves that we should learn to handle it correspondingly.

Lovemaking between any two highly evolved souls, not only those born into Scorpio, should ideally be an act of worshipful devotion to the creative forces of the Universe and each other, in which the partners offer themselves and a large part of their lives as a living sacrifice on the altar of the God of love. Every soul’s awareness eventually wakes up to the fact that through its inner connection with God and by blending its sexual energy with that of the Source, the earthly sexual drive and energy can and need to be transmuted into blessing and healing energy. This then needs to be shared unselfishly with everything that is in our world. God and the Angels are waiting to be called upon by every soul to act as midwives in the rebirth of every soul on all levels of its existence and also for the soul of our whole world. What could be a greater gift now that a complete renewal of our life’s forces is taking place for our whole world and everything that shares it with us.

From ‘The Sun in Scorpio’

Recommended Reading:
For those born on the 6th, 15th and 24th of any month,
not merely while the Sun is in Scorpio:

‘The Sun In Libra’

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Re: Food For Thought

Post by aquarius123esoteric » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:45 pm

Come Fly With Me

The German philologist, philosopher, cultural critic, poet and composer Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, 1844-1900, was a devout Christian. In ‘Thus Spake Zarathustra’, first published 1883-1885, he wrote what were to become his most famous words: ‘God is dead.’ However, as most people these days do not know, he did not stop there but continued: ‘God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become Gods simply to appear worthy of it?’

In Nietzsche’s time it was too early to discover that in truth each and every one of us is young God in the making and that the Jesus story is one of the many educational tools of the Highest and therefore should not be taken literally. If this were not the case, it would not bear thinking about what kind of a monstrous Karmic debt our race would have created by murdering Jesus. As on the inner level of life we are all one huge monad, this liability would now be lying at our collective doorstep demanding redemption.

To protect us against such a fate, the infinite wisdom and love of our Father/Mother Creator decided to present our world with a legend that depicts of what a spiritual Master’s pathway through Earth life should consist. The tale was given in this form, so that in due course each one for themselves – with the help of their inner guidance – should be able to come to the conclusion that in truth the Jesus story is a myth and not something that actually took place in the realities of Earth life.

One of the main lessons this tale teaches us at the present level of our race’s spiritual development is that, if one insists on focussing too much on the messenger and loses too much time over discussing whether he ever existed on the Earth plane or not, one is in danger of never finding and understanding the essence of what the myth is and always has been trying to bring us.

In ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’
the voice of Judas Iscariot complains:

‘Every time I look at you
I don’t understand,
Why you let the things you did
Get so out of hand,
You’d have managed better,
If you’d had it planned.
Now why’d you choose such a backward time
And such a strange land?’

If Jesus had ever existed, he would have been a highly evolved Master soul, an elevated and noble being who would never dream of making empty promises, which are impossible to keep when the going gets tough on the Earth plane for his followers. Isn’t this in itself sufficient proof that he only ever existed as a legend and a symbol to show us the goodness and kindness, the fair and just behaviour and thinking, which every one of us, as a child of the Highest, is required to develop in the course of bringing forth and developing our own Christ nature?

This aspect of humankind’s nature has been waiting long enough to come alive in ever more of us. It awakens as soon as we reach a sufficiently high evolutionary level. However, before it can do this in any one of us, we have to imbibe the lessons that familiarise us and our world with the lower and lowest human characteristics. Whether we like the thought of it or not, they are ours, the same as everybody else’s. Only when this part of our education has been attended to satisfactorily can our higher nature slowly begin to push through the inner gates of our consciousness. The more we endeavour to express its qualities in all our encounters, the more our own noble birth as offspring of the Highest and young God in the making reveals itself.

As Nietzsche put it: ‘And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.’ Can you hear the music I am making and are you dancing? Are you flying by any chance? On another occasion Nietzsche said: ‘You have your way. I have my way. As for the right, correct and only way, it does not exist.’ However, when it comes to our kind of flying, I do believe it does. As no-one can do this on a legend’s borrowed wings, in the end everybody has to grow their own and learn how to fly on those of God’s sacred wisdom and truth.

To my astonishment a friend recently asked me whether my writings were some kind of a religion. To me, the freedom of the Aquarian Age means no longer needing religious organisations with their long outdated dogmata and creeds. In my world you can walk hand in hand with God and the Angels and/or fly on the mighty wings of the Great White Eagle, the Divine Spirit. They are waiting to help you find your own truth, while partaking in some of that which they have for many years been giving to our world through me.

I for one am glad and deeply grateful that the Angels are in charge of us and our world, and not we – humankind. Approximately six thousand years of patriarchy have been a mock run and a demonstration of what happens when the reins are placed into human hands. I shudder at the thought of what would have happened to us and our poor planet, if the patriarchy had continued. There is no doubt in my mind that all of this experience has been part of our Creator’s great plan of life.

My writings represent the plane of life where I have been dwelling for quite some time by now. They are my way of bringing a small piece of Heaven down to the Earth, for all to share who are ready to spend some of their precious time with me. In his poem ‘Die Teilung Der Welt – The Dividing Of The World’ Friedrich Schiller, 1759-1805, wrote:

‘What shall I do?’ said Zeus, ‘the world I have given away,
The autumn, the hunting, the market are no longer mine.
Yet, if you want to live in My Heaven with Me,
Whenever thou comest, it shall be open unto thee.’

The same is true for my writings, they are an outer reflection and manifestation of my inner Heaven. Its door is always open and all are welcome at any time of day and night. So, come and help yourself to anything you like – it’s yours to take.

Recommended Reading:
• ‘Pluto In Sagittarius’
• ‘Pluto In Capricorn’
• ‘The Tale Of The Butterfly’

God bless and happy and safe flying, always.

From ‘Astrology On The Healing Journey’

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Re: Food For Thought

Post by EnterZenFromThere » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:23 pm

aquarius123esoteric wrote:15th November 1986 – Is this your own date of birth or your wife’s? Are you by any chance doing a spot of spying on her? :smile:
Haha - I wish I were that devilish. No, I am single and have never been married. That kind of spying would be very unlike me as well.
aquarius123esoteric wrote:your Sun is in Scorpio
What is 'my sun'? Does that relate to the position of the sun on the day of my birth?
aquarius123esoteric wrote: your Sun is in Scorpio, co-ruled by Mars, the God of war of antiquity and Pluto, their God of the underworld.
I like the sound of all this war and death. Does Horus have anything to do with that? I keep running into signs of his.
aquarius123esoteric wrote:1 = the Sun, planetary ruler of Leo, 5 = Mercury, ruler of airy Gemini and earthy Virgo. 1 + 5 = 6 = Venus, ruler of earthy Taurus and airy Libra. An excellent mixture, I’d say!
Why is this an excellent mixture? Whatever the specifics, I'm inclined to agree with you :P
aquarius123esoteric wrote:Your Moon is in Taurus
What is 'my moon'? The opposite position to my birth position?
aquarius123esoteric wrote:You have before you here someone who may find it very difficult to let go of people and possessions. Scorpio and Taurus are the most clinging parents of all.
This would certainly have been true in the past - perhaps even my defining features. These days I seem more able than most to let go of relationships and possessions. Perhaps this is related to my spiritual awakening which began explicitly in May 2013.
aquarius123esoteric wrote:Three of Scorpio’s greatest strengths are intensity, courage and inquisitiveness. Fascinated by the mysteries of life, they love delving into them and feel drawn to the occult. No need to be alarmed by this because by definition the word means that which is hidden from common view and public knowledge. Equipped with Scorpio’s gifts, the soul in this sign pursues and eagerly explores its dearest concerns.
That fits me extremely well. Historically I have been deeply cynical of astrology. It's nice to have that ease.
aquarius123esoteric wrote:These are its own and other people’s creative/sexual/spiritual energies and the creative processes of life that result in birth and end in death. It may take a very long time until young souls become aware of the true meaning and value of their sexual energy. But, in the end each one the moment of awakening comes when the soul realises that its own sexuality is something extremely valuable and precious that demands and deserves to be handled wisely and with the greatest respect and care, as the most essential part of every soul is the sexual/creative/spiritual energy of its Divine parents.
I'm not so sure about this. Perhaps you could add more to this?
aquarius123esoteric wrote:Every soul eventually reaches the evolutionary point when it becomes aware that its sexuality is pure creative/spiritual energy and part of God.
Not sure I agree / understand.
aquarius123esoteric wrote:Lovemaking between any two highly evolved souls, not only those born into Scorpio, should ideally be an act of worshipful devotion to the creative forces of the Universe and each other, in which the partners offer themselves and a large part of their lives as a living sacrifice on the altar of the God of love.
I'm down with that.
aquarius123esoteric wrote: Every soul’s awareness eventually wakes up to the fact that through its inner connection with God and by blending its sexual energy with that of the Source, the earthly sexual drive and energy can and need to be transmuted into blessing and healing energy. This then needs to be shared unselfishly with everything that is in our world.
What exactly is the soul by your definition? What is the difference between God and Source? How would one share their sexuality?
aquarius123esoteric wrote:God and the Angels are waiting to be called upon by every soul to act as midwives in the rebirth of every soul on all levels of its existence and also for the soul of our whole world.
Though I like the sound of this, it isn't specific enough for me to grasp your meaning. Care to elaborate?
aquarius123esoteric wrote:What could be a greater gift now that a complete renewal of our life’s forces is taking place for our whole world and everything that shares it with us.
The embracing of my own resistance is the only valid gift I am aware of being able to give. From my perspective, it is purely individual, though from it's resonance becomes collective and universal.

Thanks for taking the time to explore this. I find it an interesting topic - filled with pros and cons.

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Re: Food For Thought

Post by Enlightened2B » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:13 pm

aquarius123esoteric wrote:
Enlightened2B wrote:I'm August 6th, 1981. Ok? Ready...Set....Go....
6th August 1981 – Your Sun is in Leo, ruled by the Sun, in its own sign, where and its highly creative energies are particularly strongly felt and can, when handled right, express themselves in the most positive ways. 6 = Venus, the planet of peace, harmony and beauty, ruler of earthy Taurus and airy Libra. Your Moon is in Libra, which heightens the beneficial influence of the energies of this sign, but also brings with it its own set of negative tendencies.

The following is an extract from my interpretation of the Sun in Leo: The Sun rules the heart in the physical body. Ah yes, the Leonine heart! It’s a highly inflammable object that at the same time can also be exceedingly fickle and foolish. That’s why Leos are constantly falling in and out of love. It seems that as soon as their eyes fall upon someone who appeals to them, the fire in their heart goes ‘whoosh!’ and Leo once more is in love. Alas, they fall out of it again, just as quickly. Whether they are wise ones already or not, when the lion loves it does do so passionately with all its heart. Yet, the human heart is notoriously an unreliable customer, not just for Leos but for everyone.

To keep any flame of love going for a long time, human souls need to develop such essential ingredients as common sense and human kindness of the heart. Most helpful of all is a degree of spiritual awareness of the true nature of love and the reason why we are in this life together. To enable us to love steadfastly, truthfully and wisely and that in all our relationships, takes the wisdom and the light of the Highest Self to illumine our consciousness. It is always waiting to teach us how to love all our companions on their way through life, no matter what flaws and shortcomings in their character they may still have to overcome. When we have finally learnt to love people in spite of what they may say or do, then we discover what love truly is.

It stands to reason that a gift as precious as that of loving the way our Creator loves us is not going to be handed to anyone on a silver platter. Like all good things in this life, this one has to be worked at with serious intent and that over the course of the whole of at least one lifetime. Do not be discouraged by this. Bringing forth the highest and best character traits of any sign is every soul’s birthright, but this takes much hard work and dedication. Behaving in the desired manner needs to become second nature to us, a living reality that gradually fills every cell and every atom of our being.

I believe it takes a lifetime of tests and trials – as likely as not a great many of them – before any human heart has learnt to love with God’s steadfastness and strength. Our earthly education continues until the love of the Sun in our heart radiates from within through our whole being with such strength that no clouds can hide it and nothing can ever extinguish or destroy it. Like God, we shall then be able to love anyone who comes our way unconditionally and without judgment.

One of Leo’s greatest obstacles on the way to this goal can be their inner need to put their loved ones on a pedestal. As we all know, it is in the nature of pedestals that they reveal the feet of clay of those upon them all too easily. Each time this happens, poor Leo is so devastated that they promptly fall out of love again. In their disappointment, they seem to be incapable of remembering that the object of their admiration is as fragile and human as everybody else, including Leo. To my mind, what they can benefit from most is a renewed understanding of the purpose and meaning of this life, and that we are here together so that we may grow and learn together. One of Leo’s most urgent lessons for this lifetime is learning to control and master the passions of their earthly desire nature.

Recognising its drives and urges for what they truly are enables the human soul to rise above them and it starts to radiate the warming steady glow of the well-controlled fire of their heart into everything that comes their way. Like the Sun in the sky and the great spiritual Sun behind it, they can then pour – indiscriminately and generously – the warmth and the strength of their love and attention into everything that requires it. Their love is then no longer in danger of burning them and their loved ones to a cinder through misunderstood and over-heated passions. In this way, they are capable of slowly growing into the most wonderful channels through which the blessing and healing powers of the Highest flow increasingly into our world. During its lifetime in Leo the soul’s greatest potential is that it should slowly become ever more like a true Sun in its own right that acts as a go-between for the earthly plane and the Divine, to bring renewed life and hope to all.

Yet, this can only happen when the soul has become fully aware that nobody on the Earth plane has any real power. Only when it has finally grasped that the true reason for its being here is not for the seeking of power or dominion over others, but over its own – often highly bloated – ego of the earthly self, can it become an ever-purer channel for the Highest. What a sad sight Leos are when they are still full of their own importance and magnificence, even if they would not dream of proving through their actions on the Earth plane that such a high opinion of themselves is in any way justified. The spectacle of Toad of Toad Hall in the ‘Wind in the Willows’ by Kenneth Grahame comes to mind.

From ‘The Sun In Leo’

Recommended Reading:
For those born on the 6th, 15th and 24th of any month,
not merely while the Sun is in Leo:

‘The Sun In Libra’

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Thanks for taking the time to respond to that. I don't understand Astrology, granted I do think there is something to do it beyond my comprehension. Yet, reading the description of others you posted, I feel all can potentially 'fit me' on some level.

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Re: Food For Thought

Post by Webwanderer » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:20 pm

My concerns with astrology...

I don't know if there is anything to it or not, but this is what comes to mind:

How is it the relative position of the earth, sun, moon and stars at the time of one's birth have anything to do with the nature of the one born?

Even if there is an effect, why would their conception not be more, equally, or somewhat relevant?

How is it people born on the same day aren't more alike?

Even twins, especially fraternal twins, are often quite different.

While the earth, moon and planets move predictably around the sun, the movement of the solar system through the galaxy, and the galaxy through the universe, moving thousands of miles an hour, is always a newly changing location.

Even if one put stock in the basics of astrology, how could one put trust in an astrologer? Readings of charts are notoriously different from one reader to another. Is it any different than from one preacher to another, who only offers beliefs about information he/she finds relevant?

And why would one put trust in any outside source when the greatest of teachings say connect to one's own Source, one's own alignment? Isn't it wiser to go within, to cultivate direct to one's own greater being which is beyond all earthly wisdom and thought?

Could astrological readings that seem accurate just be a kind of self fulfilling prophecy? If we believe in them then conscious energy and vibration attract the circumstances that give them substance? If this be even possible, do we not risk giving our power of choice over to an external source or to another? Do we not begin to see the world influenced through an interpretation not our own?

If one were to find value in astrology, would it not be incumbent upon them to do their own astrological work? But then how could they? Aren't the teachings and education of astrology built upon an existing foundation that continues to evolve. Isn't it still someone else's belief and perspective?

Just some thoughts I think worth considering when investing in an astrological guide to life.

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Re: Food For Thought

Post by dijmart » Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:15 pm

Thanks aquarius, I take it all with a grain of salt, so like I thought, it was fun, for me. When I've read about gemini in the past your post said much of what I've heard before, some that I had not. My husband's was amusing too, so again thanks!
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Re: Food For Thought

Post by Onceler » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:19 pm

aquarius123esoteric wrote:
Onceler wrote:I retract my previous post. I'm also 53. Old enough to know better in general.
Delighted to hear it! :smile:
This has been an interesting thread and has kicked off a fertile stream of thinking, observation, deconstruction, and clarification about the transition I am going through.....and will no doubt go through the rest of my life. So, thank you Aquarius for that. As usual, it takes awhile for these transitions and changes to sink into my rather dullard mind, but I believe I am beginning to understand my earlier reaction to your thread a bit better as things sift through. I had a strong reaction to your posts and the wordiness of them, as well as the broad sweep of ideas you address, all of which I, at one time or another, have believed in whole heartedly. I projected my reaction onto you, which is not fair and I apologize (although I am glad that you are responding to posts more naturally). I feel, in some way I can't articulate, that I am moving into a phase where there are no need for words, nor beliefs. There is nothing to be done about anything and verbal output only obstificates this fact....muddles the simplicity of this truth.

I feel I'm moving into a place where I realize that no philosophy, belief cohort, right thinking (No thinking), action, charm, paradigm, presence, mindfulness, etc. will matter one whit. No salvation required. I think of all the energy I put into finding the secret, looking for the nuance out of the corner of my eye (mind) that will save me and take the pain away and give me peace and equanimity. Not only that, there is nothing to be done about any of it, not because I don't really exist....been down that rabbit hole...but because who I am is untouchable, eternal, impregnable and in need of nothing.

There is nothing to do! Just live life. No betterment is necessary, through whatever means I choose. I don't have to find enlightenment, leave my body, save the world, stop thought, meditate, medicate, etc. When I see none of it is necessary, none of it is necessary. The implications of this are stunning and I only have an inkling of them. It's freedom in the prison cell because there is nothing to do and the prison cell is maintained by our belief that something needs to change or be done.

This may sound grand and I apologize for that, but nothing could be simpler. And the simpler it becomes the more we are free. Does anyone else connect to this?

I am just saying this is my realization and certainly can't project my path on others. I may recant this tonight for all I know. Thanks for all the responses, each informed and shifted my thinking.
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Re: Food For Thought

Post by aquarius123esoteric » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:46 pm

EnterZenFromThere wrote:
aquarius123esoteric wrote:15th November 1986 – Is this your own date of birth or your wife’s? Are you by any chance doing a spot of spying on her? :smile:
E: Haha - I wish I were that devilish. No, I am single and have never been married. That kind of spying would be very unlike me as well.

A: Sorry, I got you mixed up with someone else. Entirely my fault.
aquarius123esoteric wrote:your Sun is in Scorpio
E: What is 'my sun'? Does that relate to the position of the sun on the day of my birth?

A: It means the Sun in your birthchart and yes, the Sun was transiting this sign at the moment you took your first breath on the Earth plane, this time round.
aquarius123esoteric wrote: your Sun is in Scorpio, co-ruled by Mars, the God of war of antiquity and Pluto, their God of the underworld.
E: I like the sound of all this war and death. Does Horus have anything to do with that? I keep running into signs of his.

A: Horus belongs to the mythology of the ancient Egyptians, whereas Pluto is part of the classical Greek one.
aquarius123esoteric wrote:1 = the Sun, planetary ruler of Leo, 5 = Mercury, ruler of airy Gemini and earthy Virgo. 1 + 5 = 6 = Venus, ruler of earthy Taurus and airy Libra. An excellent mixture, I’d say!
E: Why is this an excellent mixture? Whatever the specifics, I'm inclined to agree with you.

A: I mean the energies involved
aquarius123esoteric wrote:Your Moon is in Taurus
E: What is 'my moon'? The opposite position to my birth position?

A: ‘My Moon’ means the position of the Moon in your birthchart. Your Sun is in Scorpio and your Moon in Taurus. The two signs are in polar opposition to each other in the zodiac, which is reflected in their characteristics – positive and negative ones – as well as their general approach to life. Balance between all polar opposites is meant to be found halfway between them.
aquarius123esoteric wrote:You have before you here someone who may find it very difficult to let go of people and possessions. Scorpio and Taurus are the most clinging parents of all.
E: This would certainly have been true in the past - perhaps even my defining features. These days I seem more able than most to let go of relationships and possessions. Perhaps this is related to my spiritual awakening which began explicitly in May 2013.

A: Maybe it has something to do with the fact that with your awakening it has dawned on you that nothing is our property and belongs to us, other than our consciousness and any wisdom and understanding we have developed at any given point in our development.
aquarius123esoteric wrote:Three of Scorpio’s greatest strengths are intensity, courage and inquisitiveness. Fascinated by the mysteries of life, they love delving into them and feel drawn to the occult. No need to be alarmed by this because by definition the word means that which is hidden from common view and public knowledge. Equipped with Scorpio’s gifts, the soul in this sign pursues and eagerly explores its dearest concerns.
E: That fits me extremely well. Historically I have been deeply cynical of astrology. It's nice to have that ease.

A: Glad to hear it.
aquarius123esoteric wrote:These are its own and other people’s creative/sexual/spiritual energies and the creative processes of life that result in birth and end in death. It may take a very long time until young souls become aware of the true meaning and value of their sexual energy. The most essential aspect of every soul is being part of the sexual/creative/spiritual energy of our Divine parents and for each one of us there eventually comes the moment when we become aware that our sexuality is something extremely valuable and precious, which demands and deserves to be handled wisely and with the greatest respect and care.
E: I'm not so sure about this. Perhaps you could add more to this?

A: Thank you for drawing my attention to this paragraph. It was in need of overhauling. That’s what I’ve done and hope to have expressed myself more clearly.
aquarius123esoteric wrote:Every soul eventually reaches the evolutionary point when it becomes aware that its sexuality is pure creative/spiritual energy and part of God.
E: Not sure I agree / understand.

A: See above.
aquarius123esoteric wrote:Lovemaking between any two highly evolved souls, not only those born into Scorpio, should ideally be an act of worshipful devotion to the creative forces of the Universe and each other, in which the partners offer themselves and a large part of their lives as a living sacrifice on the altar of the God of love.
E: I'm down with that.

A: Meaning you haven’t reached this evolutionary point as yet? If so, never mind, you are still very young. There’s plenty of time for developing this ability, as you move through your life.
aquarius123esoteric wrote: Every soul’s awareness eventually wakes up to the fact that through its inner connection with God and by blending its sexual energy with that of the Source, the earthly sexual drive and energy can and need to be transmuted into blessing and healing energy. This then needs to be shared unselfishly with everything that is in our world.
E: What exactly is the soul by your definition? What is the difference between God and Source? How would one share their sexuality?

A: There is no difference between God and the Source, they are one and the same. The energy of the Divine is sexual/creative/spiritual. We are part of It and therefore share this energy.

As far as what soul means to me, the best I can do here is give you a link, in the hope that this will not come across as spamming.

‘What Is Soul?’
http://www.raysofwisdom.com/index.cfm?articleID=37
aquarius123esoteric wrote: Lovemaking between any two highly evolved souls, not only those born into Scorpio, should ideally be an act of worshipful devotion to the creative forces of the Universe and each other, in which the partners offer themselves and a large part of their lives as a living sacrifice on the altar of the God of love. Every soul’s awareness eventually wakes up to the fact that through its inner connection with God and by blending its sexual energy with that of the Source, the earthly sexual drive and energy can and need to be transmuted into blessing and healing energy. This then needs to be shared unselfishly with everything that is in our world. God and the Angels are waiting to be called upon by every soul to act as midwives in our rebirth into the conscious awareness of our belonging to the higher and highest levels of life and of being an integral and important part of the soul of humankind, of Mother Earth and also of the whole of Creation. What could be a greater gift than this now that a complete renewal of life’s forces is taking place for our whole world and everything that shares it with us.
E: Though I like the sound of this, it isn't specific enough for me to grasp your meaning. Care to elaborate?

A: Another paragraph in need of updating. Thank you for drawing my attention to it.
aquarius123esoteric wrote:What could be a greater gift now that a complete renewal of our life’s forces is taking place for our whole world and everything that shares it with us.
E: The embracing of my own resistance is the only valid gift I am aware of being able to give. From my perspective, it is purely individual, though from it's resonance becomes collective and universal.

A: As you move through life and the different development stages of Scorpio, your perception and understanding of this aspect will change, of that I am sure.

E: Thanks for taking the time to explore this. I find it an interesting topic - filled with pros and cons.
A: Thank you for your response and feedback. Most valuable and appreciated. As far as pros and cons are concerned, Earth life is like that, but that’s just what makes is so wonderful and fascinating, don’t you think?

With love – Aquarius

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Re: Food For Thought

Post by dijmart » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:53 am

》》》》and the simpler it becomes the more we are free. Does anyone else connect to this?《《《

I'll keep it simple...YES!
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Re: Food For Thought

Post by aquarius123esoteric » Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:31 pm

Enlightened2B wrote:Thanks for taking the time to respond to that. I don't understand Astrology, granted I do think there is something to do it beyond my comprehension. Yet, reading the description of others you posted, I feel all can potentially 'fit me' on some level.
And thank you for your feedback. Your observation does not surprise me one bit. The zodiac reveals that we all have everything in us somewhere and the older and more experienced soul one becomes, the more often we have moved through all the signs, round and round the zodiac, one lifetime after another. That’s why I recommend for those who are sufficiently interested in my interpretations of the Sun signs, to not just read their own but all of them.

With love and light,
Aquarius

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