Wednesday, April 22, 2009


We've had a tornado! Across the street and across the field there from my house, a tornado went by and hit this trailer park. No one was injured, the tornado pulled up trees but no houses. While I write my story I thought to post something about the stars and money. Money is something we've all got to wrestle with and it is interesting that you can see your money in a chart.
The second house is what you value, your attitude towards material possessions, (including anything you value, including even yourself). Now this house is not as important as the 6th house.
This is called the house of survival, it is how we earn our money. Surprisingly the 6th house is supposed to also be about your health but I've not found that association in my life. The 5th represents your children. The 6th is considered the 2nd house if the 5th is the first, like you can spin your chart around and make the 5th the first and see your children in the chart. The 11th house represents what we earn from our career. Here is money: 2nd, 6th, and 11th. Venus represents money also, and Jupiter. In a way I do not comprehend also Neptune.
Here I see myself and I am not very mathematical and can't do the mental dancing that a professional astrologer can do. Even those of us who are not genuises can see these simple things and see ourselves.
Okay, Capricorn rules my 2nd, in turn ruled by Saturn. Where is Saturn in my chart? Old man Saturn, planet of duty and constriction. So what I value I give out of a sense of duty to my family. I also feel frivolous things that are not useful should be gotten rid of. I have little room for all the books I collect, I pass books along dutifully because I feel I've gotten what I can get out of them and they should be given to others who may benefit. Saturn again. This is a personal thing because Saturn is in my first house of self.
Now I have no planets in the 6th house. It is Taurus, ruled by Venus. Where is Venus? For me she is in the 12th house of sprituality. The 12th is about overcoming your ego they say.
I'm constantly had opportunities at work to let my ego lie down and take a beating. I want to have fun at work (Venus likes harmony and beauty and enjoyment of things), this urge is powerful, more powerful than any urge I have to be taken seriously. I'm a bit of a clown at work, jollying people out of their bad moods and enjoying their company. Taurus is an earth sign who likes basic humour (think the 3 Stooges) and that is the kind of joking I do at work. Taurus is also the sign of dependability and when work demands it I can work very hard and stop my joking for awhile. My job is a team effort, and the team is more important than me myself.
Now the 11th is what you've earned in your career. Here things for me get foggy and of course they should be because Neptune is in the 11th house for me. It is said where Neptune is is where you will be called upon to make a sacrifice. Indeed, I do not do what I wish to do so I can make a decent living for my family. I work where I work for the higher pay and insurance. The planets have many meanings however and interpretation is usually not a simple thing at all.
If you look at these 3 houses you should get a picture of yourself and your values.
I have an earth sign, another earth sign, and an air sign.
I have Mercury, then Venus, and then Neptune.
These are my planets concerned with money.
Midheaven is specifically your career and for me, Mercury trines the midheaven.
This should point to a career in communications.
Now I do not work in communications but I am an aspiring writer who blogs and loves language. This is perhaps what I should be doing but I am not.
Venus and Neptune are about creative work.
I think I see in my chart that I should be a writer.
There are other things I see that point this way but that is special to me.
Your chart should be special to you.
As my planets cover most of my chart I have many interests. The more your planets are spread out so are you spread out. A person with a lot of planets in one place would be centered on that place, those planets, those houses.
I think it is the nature of the universe that you love what you also should be doing. Divine will maybe makes us want what we should have, that which gives us joy.
Look to Uranus who I've learned is the planet of higher purpose and look to the stars.
It is not a pattern we always follow, but there is a pattern there.

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