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“The art of bringing every experience to a creative end is the greatest of all arts…” DANE RUDHYAR
I’ve been thinking about the astrological houses, as I’m offering a workshop in September, 2016 (see attached flyer) exploring the aspects and the houses. Howard Sasportas (‘The Twelve Houses’) talks about our being ‘predisposed’ from birth to expect a particular planet (and its sign) to be connected to the house (life circumstances) that it falls in. He also talks about Dane Rudhyar’s sense that each of the planets (and the signs they fall in) offers us ‘celestial instructions’ on how to ‘most naturally unfold (our) life-plan in that area of existence’.
As the sun moves through his own sign, of Leo, take a moment to think about where your own sun falls in relation to the houses – play with the concepts and keynotes associated with its position. You might have sun in Aries, for example, but if it also falls in the 6th house, you may find your path and a sense of self through your daily routines and the work that occupies your time – or, equally, through attending to your health and well-being. Your life-path may even take you into working with health-related issues – in an enthusiastic and entrepreneurial way of course (Aries)!
As the planets continue to move in their orbits, their progressed positions change houses (I also find it interesting to see where the inner character planets – up to Mars – fall in my natal houses) – and in each solar return chart, the sun falls in a new house moving clockwise (‘backward’) about 90 degrees around the chart as it does so.
From September, 2015, my solar return sun fell in the 12th house of the chart, along with Jupiter (I make reference to this in the attached social media post about the injury to my left foot). The inner process has been profound – and I’m looking forward to the sun moving into my 9th house (with Sagittarius on the Ascendant no less) for the next solar year!
This month’s quotation is taken from Rudhyar’s ‘The Astrological Houses’ in the section which covers the 12th house and I used it back in 2010 when I was relocating to Chester. The ‘art’ which he mentions, “… demands… the courage to (sever ourselves) from the ghosts of the past…” and I feel I’m in that place again this year – withdrawal and retreat in order to clear the decks for the next part of the journey. The paragraph below is taken from my newsletter of August, 2010, and still holds…
“There are always going to be loose ends that don’t tie up neatly. We have to choose what to leave behind: those things we’re not ready to deal with; those things we’ve been carrying around too long – and to trust that we will be more able to face the ‘ghosts’ when they appear in the next cycle, as they surely will.”
Love and blessings from Helen x