Home is a name, a word; it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
~ Charles Dickens
We continue our journey today exploring the gifts and challenges of the Fourth House of the astrological chart.
As most awakened people realize, we create reality based on what we give our beliefs and energy to. We are constantly weaving spells that shape our life’s experiences, based on both what we know we know, and the subconscious beliefs we carry. Also, to one degree or another, we are interwoven into the consensus beliefs of our larger society.
Let me emphasize that unlike some New Age thinkers, I do not believe we are omnipotent or infallible with this gift. Randomness and Mystery work in unseen ways that we cannot always anticipate or control.
Still, it is true that our core beliefs become so much a part of us, we hardly realize they are there; they become embedded in our personal energy field. They are the water in which the fish dwells without really seeing it. This is the place that we call Home.
Deeply connected to our first home of origin, Home is the pole star around which our life is anchored. It is one aspect of the Fourth House of the astrological Wheel, and is sometimes called the Seat of the Soul.
What does Home (yes, with a capital H) mean to you? In what ways might your childhood home have shaped your present reality? Is it what you most desire? Or do you need some new interior design?
For instance, what if, when they were little, someone absorbed a belief that people are never to be trusted? Over time, they might accept that this is just “the way things are.”
This becomes an internal assumption that they are no longer consciously aware of. And yet, as they are projecting that belief into the world, the energy of it acts like a magnet, pulling towards them people and situations that reinforce that assumption.
Thankfully, though, people are awakening to the fact that in many cases, by changing their core beliefs, they can change their life experiences. As you change your inner reality, your outer reality follows suit.
Even more interesting, though, is the dawning of our understanding that by changing our outer reality, our inner experiences can change as well!
In her beautiful classic, Sacred Space, author Denise Linn notes that the key place to begin making those outer changes is our home. For, she explains, our homes are a metaphor for who we are.
“By changing the energy in your home you create an energy template,” she suggests. “Working with your Intention and your furnishings, you can create a new pattern or template that will penetrate deep into your subconscious. This template can help change deep subconscious negative programming.”