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A Year with the Houses

Departing the Sixth House

Hope is a thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings a tune without words And never stops at all. ~ Emily Dickinson As you have probably noticed, this journey through the Houses is a much more loosely focused theme than others we have examined in past years.  There is lots more weContinue reading Read more

Starting Today

The truth is that those aspects of ourselves that make us individuals are actually the sources of own beauty. ~ Karen Walrond, The Beauty of Different In considering our personal histories with our self-image, we often discover a checkered past rife with hurt. From childhood teasing, to unrealistic role models, and all the mixed messagesContinue reading Read more

Healing Our Stories

The body is a sacred garment. It’s your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor. ~ Martha Graham As we consider the gifts and lessons of the Sixth House, we are invited to look closely at how weContinue reading Read more

More Thoughts About the Influences of the Sixth House

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease. ~ The Buddha Prompted by our discussions last week, astrologer Lynn Hayes, offers additional insight about the Sixth House.  Hopefully, we can coax Lynn, who is a very busy woman, to add some more commentary as we go along. Naturally, I also inviteContinue reading Read more

The Shadow Side of the Sixth House

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. ~ Emile Zola As we discussed yesterday, the Sixth House may be thought of the House of Duty and Health. It is often spoken of as the House that concerns your day job (as compared to the Tenth House which manyContinue reading Read more

Sixth House Basics

As we enter the realms of the Sixth House, ruled by Virgo and Mercury (and some include Chiron), I offer by way of introduction these comments from astrologer Molly Hall, who calls this the House of Daily Refinement. Tomorrow, we’ll look at the shadow sign of this House, which some astrologers feel is rather significant.Continue reading Read more

Preparing to Enter the Sixth House

  Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits. ~Mark Twain This month, we will be discussing the matters to do with the Sixth House of the astrological chart.  The Sixth House is ruled by Virgo, and so has to do with matters around health, our job, habitual behaviors, being of service to others, andContinue reading Read more

Random Thoughts about Children

First I want to thank everyone who responded to yesterday’s invitation to discuss your choices about having children (or not).  Since I am not an astrologer, I don’t know what might be in your Fifth House that would have influenced those decisions. But it is a serious choice, perhaps the most important one that weContinue reading Read more

Children in the Fifth House

The Fifth House in astrology is the House that reflects our relationships with children.  This includes our own biological children, as well as how the parent/child relationship plays out in our lives. Most of us recognize that, for better or worse,  how we were parented will forever impact how we rear our children.  This isContinue reading Read more

The Fifth House – Children

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. ~Neil Postman, author and media theorist Segueing from our discussion of playtime, which is an important aspect of the Fifth House of the astrological chart, today we begin to consider another fundamental feature. The Fifth House rules matters to do withContinue reading Read more

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