Houses

Feb Snow Full Moon/ 2/22/2016

On the 2nd of February we will be having our Full Moon, which traditionally is called the Snow Moon. This is because it is the time of year when the snow is heaviest on the earth, it is on the 2nd month the 22nd day of 2016. We have a lot of two’s in this full moon. In numerology it adds up to the number 6 which is sacred to Venus, Diana, Janus and the Heart, the heart being the soul the Ka in which all truths are revealed from within. It is the number of the Human Soul the Ka force, it also unites Fire and Water and is the number of musicians, writers and the arts, so this full moon would be a great time to go into your own soul, your ka and seek what you want to manifest into this world to make a difference.

The Moon is in Virgo which is hazy for the energy of the Moon as Virgo is both a moveable and fixed sign ruled by Mercury on the night side. Traditionally Virgo ruled the 12th house before it was moved to the seventh house in the chart. It is the sign of magic and medicine and much healing is done at this time through the art of magic.

This is a rear occasion as there are many 2 twos surrounding this moon and it brings about our dual sides of our nature the dark and light. The ka within us for many we do not understand or accept that we have both the light and dark and that our energy is androgynous when we accept that we are dark and light and of both energies masculine and feminine we can begin to learn how to find that balance of Virgo’s Scales in our lives and then there lies the true healing we all seek or have found.

Many Blessings to all on the Full Moon this Feb.moon

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Mercury Retrograde Astrology Reading Special Offer!!!

mer4Once again Mercury is  in Retrograde and again, in the sign of Cancer, there have been a lot of emotions flying about, quarrels, influxes, miscommunication, assumptions without the facts and more.  Mercury gets a bad rap and we have to remember there are 5 planets and then the Celestial Sun and the Luminary the Moon all of this goes into what energies are moving around.  Also it may be that your chart does not have Mercury in this sign or in Retrograde, so the Retrograde will not necessarly affect you like others.

When Mercury is in Retrograde he is simply moving backwards a bit off from his normal self and yes it can be frustrating but we cannot always lay blame on him alone, we must consider all the other planets, are they in detriment, term, face, exaltation, triplicity are they with their natural enemy or are they in a good position, are they too in Retrograde themselves all of this makes for a good pot of cooking or a bad pot of poison, it makes for getting things accomplished or having them take some time, and of course holding off until a later date.

This is not the best time to be doing new contracts, negotiations, promotions, and anything to do with the signing or communication.  If so you will come into some conflicts and feelings will be hurt and emotions will run high.  With Cancer, Cancer being best when in the Moon sign of Cancer, it is emotional, feeling, psychic energy, communications with the Other-side, and those persons who are of  hidden tendencies will reveal this face of themselves and it will manifest during this particular retrograde, as was the last Mercury Retrograde I wrote about.  Last year his position was in the same place, which means he will fall in all the other water signs this year, he first was in Pisces now in Cancer and lastly in Scorpio.

Normally when Mercury is in Cancer he is very compassionate, though lacking patience and very intuitive and psychic by nature.  He aids us in communication with the dead and those spirits and elements, it also aids in mediation and allowing ourselves to see into our own emotions.

Tempers will be high right now, as we also have to look at where Mars is, Mars is in detriment and with Libra which is ruled by Venus and the night side of Venus she reveals her darker side at this time.  Saturn is in Scorpio and in retrograde as well, so here we have Saturn in trip and with his natural enemy so we have again more fire energy burning the earth this leads to aggression and angry situations will arise.

Through this retrograde I will be offering my Annual Readings at a discounted price, I will be offering them for $100.00 that is a savings of $30.00 from my normal price.

Click here on Consultations to see what all comes in your reading.

Many people do not know what astrology, Traditional Astrology is, it is simply reading the planets as they align when you were born and when we look at an annual we look at the planets as they align on the day of or from your current birthday to mentor you in what changes are to come in the year ahead.

Contact me today for your reading, let’s see what is ahead in your life today!!!

Through this retrograde I will be offering my Annual Readings at a discounted price, I will be offering them for $100.00 that is a savings of $30.00 from my normal price.

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Planets of Traditional Astrology

Planets of Traditional Astrology

Within Traditional Astrology the planets in which are those of the time of the Babylonian’s and those planets they saw in the sky.  While yes, there are the fixed stars these are very much a part of those readings of Traditional, Medieval, and Ancient Astrologers they were not part of the planets or the ancient signs or how the houses set up.  The fixed stars are that, fixed and when the planets move along in their precession they at some point are conjunct with various fixed stars in the heavens and in that of the native during the time of the birth and are significant in their nature and those characteristics and nature of the native, their likes, dislikes, good and ill events that occur in their life time.  Renaissance Astrologers would also use this system to diagnose diseases in what we call today as Medical Astrology by looking at the Moon’s luminary at the time of the contracting of the disease to decide how to cure it, if it could be cured and how long one would be with this illness.

**Ariana looks at all of this and when mentoring you through your reading will help you to better understand how your planets affect you and how you can use your planets placements, magical number, colour energy of day or night and the metals associated to you in your native and annual chart to guide you through transformation as well as how to apply their nature in your daily life.  Ariana will also mentor you in finding solutions to finding where your planets are of greater benefit and focusing on their energies to aid you with the use talismans created specific to your needs to manifest your will and the law of attraction into your life.**

Babylonian Times

Nebo                           (8) Mercury          Gemini/Virgo              Gemini Day – Virgo Night

Ishtar                          (7) Venus              Taurus/Libra               Taurus Day – Libra Night

Nergal                         (5) Mars               Aries/Scorpio               Aries Day – Scorpio Night

Marduk                       (4) Jupiter          Sagittarius/Pisces        Sagittarius Day –Pisces Night

Ninib                           (3) Saturn           Capricorn/Aquarius    Capricorn Day – Aquarius Night

Luna                           (9) Sin                  Cancer                            Night time

Sol                               (6) Anu/An         Leo                                  Day time

The colours attributed to the signs and planets are; Saturn is of the colour black, Jupiter is to the colour blue, Mars is to the colour red, Sun is to the colour yellow, Venus is to the colour green, Mercury is to the colour orange, and the Moon is to the colour purple for the use of talismans.  The numbers next to the planets are the number the planet is associated too and when doing talisman work it used to create what is called the magic square of the planet or the kamea of the planet to aid in doing specific workings with the individual planets to aid in petitions and prayers to manifest the law of attraction, your will into your life.

Also looking at what the Babylonian’s performed in their astronomy and astrologer they had specific prayers and invocations to the gods and goddess to invoke the energy of the planets they ruled and their luminaries to send petitions to the gods to aid them in magical workings or to bring good fortune during times of eclipses to remove all forms of sickness, depression and to bring healing, enlightenment and more.

17th Century Chart

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The signs have progressed over since the beginning of time, the Ancient Astronomy chart the signs in the following order, the chart above is a chart from the 17th Century and the signs are in the following order.  Aries in the 9th house, Taurus in the 8th house, Gemini in the 7th house, Cancer in the 6th house, Leo in the 5th house, Virgo in the 4th house, Scorpio in the 3rd house, Sagittarius in the 2nd house, Capricorn in the 1st house, Aquarius in the 12th house and Pisces in the 11th house.

The only reason I can see is that below the heavens is focused on the material plane that of material possession and those things one obtains in estate, fortune, all things of base nature, and those other signs are above the heavens because they are more alike that of the Mental Plane and those things one gains when seeking for enlightenment.  Yet when looking at the houses and the signs associated to them it makes perfect sense.  When in one’s native chart they have Saturn in the 1st house this is the house of one’s survival and how they will live throughout their life time.  When Capricorn is here and that of Saturn is inclines one to be fortune in money and to always be of great wealth, the same with Jupiter who rules Sagittarius the house in this case of the estate.  So when you have Capricorn here and Saturn with him you have him in his house so it brings all things of earthly fortunes.

In Ancient Astronomy the houses were again placed as they were in the times of the first astronomers and astrologers the Babylonians, so the placement again is different.  As looking at the date of when astronomy is dated back to from its inception we can find records from the Babylonian cuneiform from the date of the “Old Babylonian Period”, 1700 B.C thru 1600 B.C., this was the time in which Venus was observed.  However, I am not going to cover all of this, for as it is the oldest form of divination it is also one of the hardest to follow and understand.

So how the Babylonian names were again placed are different from that of the time of the 17th century astrologers and astronomers.  When we look at the Ancient Planetary theory we find the houses were set up in the original form as was seen in the heavens during the time of the Old Babylonian Period and this is how the signs were originally placed.  As back then the houses were not associated by numbers only be above and below the horizon or to the east or west in horizon I will include so you the reader may better understand how the house and planets within them would have appeared.   The chart appears today according to this 1st house Aries, 2nd house Taurus, 3rd house Gemini, 4th house Cancer, 5th house Leo, 6th house Virgo, 7th house Libra, 8th house Scorpio, 9th house Sagittarius, 10th house Capricorn, 11th house Aquarius and 12th house Pisces.  Now, in Ancient times it was as follows:  Libra 1st house, Scorpio 2nd house, Sagittarius 3rd house, Capricorn 4th house, 5th house Aquarius, 6th house Pisces, 7th house Aries, 8th house Taurus, 9th house Gemini, 10th house Cancer, 11th house Leo and 12th house Virgo, remembering the Babylonian did not number the house placements for the signs they used the decan system in which each sign has three faces and this depending upon the date in which you were born.  An example being today being the 15th of July this puts Sun in Cancer in his third face the nature of the luminary the Moon, at the beginning of the sign we have for the sign of Cancer 21 June – 1 July this is of the planet nature of Venus the first face/decan of the sign and then from the 2 July – 11 July that of the planet nature of Mercury in the second face.  This is how the ancients read a person’s destiny and this is how that Traditional, Renaissance, Medieval astrologers today also read the charts.

Note:  The outer planets, Pluto, Uranus and Neptune are not used in Traditional astrology as they carry the same characteristics of their traditional planets, Mars in the Night, Saturn in the Night and Jupiter in the Night. 

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Ancient Astronomy and Houses

Gemini Symbol

Gemini Symbol (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

http://www.crystalinks.com/greekastronomy.html, this is a great article focusing on the Ancients way of reading the stars I especially enjoyed near the end where they put the house circle in its’ original placement of how it was dating back to the time of the Babylonians.

According to the Ancient house system the night is the side of the chart, we today call the Eastern Hemisphere of the chart, having Cancer in the 10th house, Leo in the 11th, Virgo in the 12th, Libra in the 1st, Scorpio in the 2nd and Sagittarius in the 3rd house.  On what we know today as the Western Hemisphere we have Capricorn ruling the 4th house, Aquarius in the 5th house, Pisces in the 6th house, Aries in the 7th, Taurus in the 8th house, and Gemini in the 9th (which according to the Ancients is one of the signs associated to astrology and the occult ruled by the 9th house from Ancients) and if we look at the ninth house it is above the horizon and on the day side, and its colours are yellow’s, lavender’s and orange’s, and then we have Virgo the other Mercurial sign is on the night side and in its natural house the 12th, this was the original sign of the colour black.  Remember, this is when we look at the Ancient Babylonians layout as according to the speed of the signs, and the location of fixed stars and whether it be a nocturnal or diurnal sign.
empedI have read charts and have those clients whose charts line up when I put in their information that line up to the original way in how they sat from the original Babylonian and they are some of the most powerful and prosperous charts for people.
When we look at this image we see the night side to the left and to the Babylonians this is what is known as the slow side of the chart and on the day side would be the fast side.  However, today when we look at charts it has shifted and we now associate diurnal to those house that are above the Horizon and night to below the luminaries with a blending of after noon and mid evening to bring planets over into the eastern and western hemisphere houses.
Astrology is the oldest and most difficult form of divination and the reading of global, medical, political events as well as reading the nature and path of an individual in what experiences they will have in their lifetime and with each year being analysed to see what events will occur in the coming year; promotions, family, new friends, and so much more.
The image is from the article Ancient Greek Astronomy at Crystalinks found at the following link, http://www.crystalinks.com/greekastronomy.html
Another great article to read on the Zodiac and the Signs is from Manly P. Hall from his work Secrets Teachings of All Ages a must have for any serious Occultist and student of the ways of the Old Religionists.  You may read an article from the site Sacred Texts here from this work http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/sta/sta12.htm.
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