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The Underrated Magic of the 6th House

The 6th house does not receive enough credit in astrology. I mean, who likes paperwork? Working out? A healthy diet? Booooring. However, without the 6th house, there would be no 12th house. No beautiful experiences of oneness and connection to other people, no spiritual journey into higher realms. The 6th house is its own kind of magic.

Have you ever finished a long list of tasks only to feel better?
Has taking care of someone else’s problems made you feel less alone?
Has changing your lifestyle ever provided you with more optimism and joy?

The 6th house is all about taking charge of our mundane daily lives, so we make room for something better. We take care of the details so that we have the freedom to escape, explore and learn through the Neptunian energy that is reflected. If we don’t take care of our duties and daily lives, we cannot possibly have room to go beyond them. Why? Because the tasks will pile up, the sink will be full of dishes, our health will suffer and our cars will break down, and next thing we know, we are so busy fixing it all we can’t possibly have room for anything else. No room for beautiful art, music, singing in the rain or reading a good book. Just think how much space you are making for what can genuinely elevate life from surviving to actually living!


It is better to make small daily efforts than to allow a whole pile of problems to take over.
This is not only about physical tasks or work but about the psychological mess that can sometimes pile up if we don’t give daily attention to what is bothering us. If we keep ignoring something, it will eventually become bigger and overwhelming. Think about it this way- Neptune, ruler of the 12th house, has no boundaries and sees infinity as the true reality.
BUT the shadow side of this feeling is that Neptune has no boundaries about what can be…Including nasty things. According to Neptune’s vivid imagination, there are infinite ways that things can happen or go wrong. That is why we become worried and anxious if we don’t use our 6th house. We start thinking about the infinite and strange ways something can go wrong. We feel that we have to plan of disaster and that no matter what something will break or we will be unable to get through the day.
A strong 6th house means being grounded and realistic about our plans and taking care of things before they become problems. It also means taking care of our physical self because we know our spirit and body are one WHOLE. A weak 6th house will try and run away from responsibility by saying: “The body does not matter, the bills don’t matter, I don’t need money. I will be spiritual!”

You know someone has a weak 6th house when they ignore physical needs or the realities of daily life. They perceive the material world as bad or not spiritual. They project their fears and pains and blame the world for being unfair. They decide to just ignore the world. Maybe they escape to go living in the woods (a mild case) or into addiction (worst case). I have a lot of compassion for this reaction. They are in pain and running away is an instinct. Unfortunately, it is not the solution. The solution is to understand that the material world is also spiritual if they decide to make it so…It is their job to bring vision, dreams and magic into daily reality. They can do this through art, music, and the fantastic visions they share with their loved ones for a better future. The infinite possibilities are there. They must first wash the dishes, sign the contract, feed the cat and make themselves a meal that involves vegetables and not sugar.


The 6th house is NOT less spiritual than its mirroring 12th house. Absolutely not. It is the house of service and duty. People that live in their 6th house are the ones that actually make a difference. They are the ones helping those in need, caring for animals and nature and making changes in our public institutions. It is prevalent to find politicians and social leaders with a strong 6th house. They feel like they are vessels for the work they must do and are born with a vision about their mission. This sense of “things can be better” comes from their 12th house shadow. That is why full 6th houses are found among many famous people.

The sense of mission and service 6th house people have propels them to take on the work other people shy away from. They tend to be self-contained in their sense of duty and mission in a way that well…It just works. They don’t need to search for who they are in confusion because their identity is very solid. They define themselves by what they do and the actions they take. They are not so concerned with always searching for identity and meaning because they feel mission is meaning.
Of course, the unbalanced version of that would be someone who only sees work as important and can never relax. In my experience with clients, it is usually easier to fix such a situation than the other one. The 12th house problems tend to be much more severe and it is generally easier to take a person out of their 6th house and towards their 12th house.

“As above so below”
We must remember that the Virgo-Pisces axis symbolizes wholeness, purity and perfection. We must realize the body needs spirit and the spirit needs the body. We must always balance the needs of the two and find ways to make the mundane extraordinary and the extraordinary practical and valuable.

Sun in the 6th house: The Self is defined by the skills the individual can apply to achieve a visionary goal. These people feel that their work defines their identity and sense of well-being. Service and duty make them feel confident. They enjoy working hard to they have time to pursue their secrete dreams. They have a vivid imaginations that can become lost if they don’t make time for creativity and relaxation.

Moon in the 6th house: The instinctive emotions relate to what is going on around them. They require people who are calm and peaceful or they become nervous. The physical body is directly expressive of their emotional state and it is important to find tranquility and independence from other people’s emotions. However, having nothing to do makes them restless and they enjoy caring for small animals, children and loved ones. They want to feel needed and thrive on making healthy choices in their diet and exercise.

Mercury in the 6th house: These people communicate a lot about solving problems. They are good riddle solvers and writers and have acute attention to detail. They are often found in the health professions or in jobs that require helping others. They have a very busy minds and lives and can benefit from silence and quit away from it all.

Venus in the 6th house: These people are crafters of beauty with good attention to how things are made and how things work. They strive hard to achieve something of durability and beauty and are often found in the world of fashion and design where meticulous hard work achieves a product of infinite imagination.

Mars in the 6th house: These people are natural soldiers and politicians. They are often found in the army, police and the government. They requite regular physical activity or they become paranoid and restless about the dangers of the world and where society is going. Some become dancers or any career that requires rigorous physical discipline and effort. They are wholesome and helpful in a no nonsense way.

Saturn in the 6th house: These people work a lot with documents, and in institutions where hierarchy matters. They learn the hard way that they cannot avoid their natural talent fro creating structure out of something abstract. They also tend to be employed under someone of importance for a long time before they are ready to step into the role of a boss. They have skills that can be envied when it comes to planning and considering limitations. Go to them for advice. They have anxiety about never achieving their dreams or being respected for their efforts.

Putin? An astrological speculation 

I will not talk about the horrible war and tremendous suffering many are going through as you read my words. If you can help anyone in any way, do. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Today, I will briefly note what I find crucial about Putin’s natal chart and current state of mind. For the sake of my own objectivity, I will call him “the person.” Skip to the last part of my conclusions if you wish.

1. Gemini Moon uninspected in the 8th house with ruler Mercury in the 12th house conjunct Neptune.

This position suggests that the emotions are very detached and impersonal. The Moon makes no aspect to other planets but it is still a very forceful 8th house Moon. Using words (Gemini) to achieve power (8th house) comes very naturally. The lack of aspects to the Moon and the strong Neptune influence suggests the person can turn his emotions off, so they don’t impact his reasoning. The irony is that instead of feelings, his mind is very influenced by Neptune. This means that he can believe anything he decides to be true. It is not a matter of lying but a matter of fully immersing his mind in a vision. The 12th house rules secrets and hidden enemies and so his mind may be constantly worried about future possibilities of being taken over from behind the scenes. It also goes without saying there is idealism here but it is skewed strongly by Uranus in Cancer in the 9th house. Uranus values technology and reason above familiar bond. It is an idea of brotherhood that is based on ideology and not emotional ties.

2. Mercury square Uranus in the 9th house with a Jupiter in Taurus

What type of idealism? Cancer is the sign of patriotism and the motherland and the 9th house is all about better horizons but also teaching and faraway lands. The person sees himself as “the father” of the land and its teacher. There is also a desire to be seen as different or even a maverick. There is no fear of being seen as an outsider and in fact, the more people see him as such the harder he will try to impose his vision. That is not to say that in earlier life, there was no such fear or pain around having a vision that seems very far off from reality and people’s daily concerns. There is no personal pleasure in things like food or luxuries beyond them being useful images that signify belonging to a long tradition of rulership (kings and emperors). The image of a ‘protector’ or knight in shining armor is what the person projects and is famous for (12th house of fame). He does not want to be seen as an aggressor but as someone who is accepted by his people as part of a large family (Cancer). However, the true desire is to shift the rules and status quo for the sake of a vision that can be very far off anything reasonable or regular BUT with a superficial image of returning to tradition. This means that even though this person may present a return to tradition or the past when he talks about his goals his true vision is that of a future never before created or seen (Uranus in 9th). 

Jupiter ruler of the 9th house is in taurus so again the need to be seen as a benefactor and someone who sticks to tradition and the way things were. There is a desire to rule the mob through nostalgic images and the past but in order to create a futuristic society that is actually devoid of any traditional values. He values what can be produced and measured alone. This value of production (Cancer/Taurus) it wrapped in a very sentimental image that is projected towards society. The mind is also open to eruptions of visions of grandeur that are fleeting and hard to grasp. The danger here of course is that the person cannot separate personal moods from those visions because he believes himself to be completely emotionally detached. He may find other people to be too needy and emotional and find them irrational and devoid of rational detachment and vision. 

3. Venus in Scorpio opposite Jupiter in 7th house

The persona is actually ruled by Pluto and Mars and there is a need to define the Self via the ability to have power and even be feared by others. This person cares little about being liked but a lot about being respected. Mars is in Sagittarius so it also rules his Uranus and relates to personal self-perception. He sees himself as a risk-taker, adventurer and conqueror of knowledge and lands. This position indicates sports, horses and martial arts which his personal hobbies reflect. Pluto, meanwhile is conjunct the MC in Leo and his entire public persona is that of a fighter, strategist, secret weaver of information and dominant figure. The Sun in Libra in the 11th house suggests that there is a great desire to think of humanity in terms of groups and not individuals. He sees himself as the voice of the group. The “group” he feels most connected to his people who are unafraid to scheme and use skills to acquire power (his friends) but he likes them only if they are constantly in survival mode (Scorpio). The danger here is that he will want a society of warriors (who are not “weak” according to his view) who are not individualistic and are fighting to survive. A society that is economically strong and fertile where people just enjoy themselves (Taurus) will be appealing only during certain periods. Still, it will always swing back to the vision of a warrior- brotherhood-group that is progressing towards an indepndeant (isolated) society that is very powerful and feared by others. 

  1. Jupiter in Taurus in the 7th house as shadow

The 7th house represents other people, Taurus represents ownership and the 9th house shows faraway lands. Jupiter rules his 9th house and ideology and vision of the best future. 

This person sees other lands as already belonging to him because they are part of his shadow or 7th house. He cannot separate what others own from his own vision. There is no concept of “this is mine, but this is someone else’s.” He owns what fits his vision and by thinking it alone believes it to already be his and part of his possession. This is interesting because it suggests that action comes only when what he believes to belong to him rejects his advances to touch, take and hold (Taurus) a desire to own comes from the shadow. This is tricky because the more I look at this chart the less I see “lies” and the more I see self-conviction which is indeed very fixed in the Taurus-Scorpio axis. Very hard to move away from and perhaps more dangerous. 

Conclusions and current state of mind 

What is happening is that personal visions are projected towards the entire Russian people and world. This is happening because Jupiter in Pisces is magnifying Putin’s 12th house and his Venus in Scorpio. The opposition aspect always swings between two extremes. He turned from wanting to rule a country that is part of a world-brotherhood of economic prosperity (Jupiter in Taurus and his strong 11th house/Uranus influence will want progress and prosperity) towards his Venus in Scorpio opposing his 7th house. He now has a vision of an outsider country that is feared by others. Jupiter has always related to war because it expands personal tendencies and makes them BIGGER.

So…Nothing changed in terms of his personal views they just became amplified and more obvious to others in the world. The 12th house is usually kept hidden in secret but current Jupiter places the spotlight on the secrets that were always there in the natal chart. The hidden personal vision for the world his coming to light. Jupiter is also going through his 4th house, so expansion of land and resources once again is indicated. 

The light at the end of the tunnel is that once a person succumbs so fully to his Jupiter/Neptune vision he isn’t calling the shots alone. The collective society is part of the game and very influential because Pisces is not about individuals but a group of people gathering together. Remember that the positive side of Jupiter/Neptune is altruism and charity. The shadow side of a dark vision is people waking up and wanting to give and help in reaction. Jupiter in Pisces is influencing everyone! The darkness and light are both amplified on a social group level. 

I also want to note Saturn is on his IC and Uranus will eventually square the MC so there will be trouble around those areas. This means trouble of being limited in his public persona and his social status and image. This is already taking place. The real troubles all will go via the Moon which impacts Mercury which yes, very erratic behavior, thoughts, moods, repression of personal emotions to the point of imbalance of energy and the nervous system right now is impacted. I don’t want to make predictions here but as the fourth house will be even more highlighted soon, the possibility is that changes will come via the 12th house (behind the scenes) and the natal hard square of Uranus. Uranus is ruled by Cancer (the Moon) so his greatest opposition is the patriotism of those he wants to conquer BUT also the family ties of those he rules. There will be great impact of the pressures of the family on the figures that do his bidding…

The strongest reason for all this is the expansive nature of Jupiter and Neptune and the repressed Moon via the IC aspects. This person has been alone and perhaps someone he cared about has left or gone away overseas.

Jupiter in the 12th house: The Visionary

Jupiter feels at home in the 12th house but he is also shrouded in a strange mystery that doesn’t allow it to shine directly. The desire to belong to something bigger propels you to seek the mysteries of life like a scientist of the universe. Space and the stars will magnetize your vivid imagination, stories belonging to old tribes will make you smile and the animals of the world will soothe your tired soul. Nature is your friend; books are your teachers and old mentors are guiding you towards a vision of a perfect world.

If your Jupiter is in the 12th house, you inherited gifts from your ancestors that would encourage you to have a disposition of compassion, empathy, and wisdom. You will learn to become a teacher to others who lost their way or feel like outsiders in life. You will show people how intellectual isolation can be meaningful and empowering.

Jupiter here can mean that one of your ancestors had BIG DREAMS to receive higher education, practice their forbidden faith, or publish their work. However, that dream did not work out and it is now your mission to fulfill it. Maybe the ancestor lived in a country where their ideas and faith were forbidden or perhaps they did not have the money to pursue their aspirations.

Because your life philosophy is so unique, you will often feel alone and like no community shares your ideals. The experience of being an outsider would actually help you spend a lot of time contemplating, learning and reading. You will become confident in your idea of truth and you wouldn’t care if people agree with you or not. There is a confidence that comes with this Jupiter that can surprise people. Even if you are fearful and shy, you will be very sure that your vision matters. 

You will often daydream and escape into your ideas. Sleep is your favorite time of day because you need to travel outside of the prison of your body and mundane life. You could be prone to escaping into the future or how things ‘should be.’ This protective mechanism helps you feel like you are part of something bigger. In the internet age, you will spend a lot of time online researching and exploring what other people believe and what the collective dream of the current generation is about.

You often have alternative beliefs or spirituality that you keep a secret from your family and friends. You actually like to keep your genuine opinions private unless you feel safe to share them. You can also rely on older mentors to help you out and seek teachers wherever you go.

This Jupiter is fortunate in having people secretly say good things about you, which gives you a career boost from behind the scenes. For example, an older mentor may push others to hire you or give you a scholarship. This happens only if you use Jupiter to be of service. This means you need to stay humble and always show kindness to strangers. The strangers will actually end up pushing you forward in society. You can also benefit by being seen helping, teaching, and guiding others. If life is hard, please try and seek the option to shine in these roles and make sure that you do so “in secret.” This Jupiter shines when it keeps to the behind-the-scenes arena.

Jupiter here is also very moral and very aware of any injustice. There can be a tendency to help those in isolation because you know how they feel. You seek society’s underdogs because they make you feel at home in the strange land or modern life. You can perhaps efficiently work at a prison, a psychiatric hospital, an ashram, or a faraway land.

In fact, Jupiter in the 12th house often moves far, far away…And gains success in a culture that is overseas. They often feel that they can be honest about their aspirations only in another country. They also do very well living in peaceful surroundings and places of knowledge. That is why universities, labs and religious institutions attract them. However, they often hide their abilities and it is not easy for people to see how much the Jupiter in the 12th house knows. The aspects to Jupiter will show how they can express it best.

Jupiter here is wise. These people are always intelligent and cultured. The 12th house is the house ‘beyond life,’ and these people carry a lot of knowledge that is impossible to explain. If they are visionary (Neptune-Moon), they can predict the future. If they are smart (Jupiter-Mercury), they can teach spiritual topics or philosophy. If they are joyful (Jupiter-Venus), they attract money and love. If they are hardworking but optimistic (Jupiter-Saturn), they become leaders and scientists. If they are rebellious (Jupiter-Uranus), they become political activists. If they are open-minded dreamers (Jupiter-Neptune), they become rock stars and artists.

In fact, ALL Jupiter in the 12th house people are very non-judgmental. They tend to have an open mind about most topics and they cultivate acceptance and curiosity. They tend to observe situations and people before making a moral judgment. However, they lack boundaries for their vision, which can sometimes make them impractical or too generous. Learning how to filter their personal vision and the vision of the mob can be a challenge. If they spend a lot of time learning alone, they can achieve confidence. However, if they spend a lot of time online or in a spiritual community, they can become drained. Therefore, they need to balance their personal vision with the collective mob. This is hard because they want to expand their vision and don’t mind adding other people to their dream. For example, they may seek to solve a social issue and have a clear plan for how it can be done, but they become confused if society doesn’t want it. That is why time alone is crucial for Jupiter in the 12th house person to reconnect to their inner vision and voice without the chatter of society.

The best way to describe the Jupiter in the 12th house would be Carl Jung’s description of Ni:

Introverted intuition apprehends the images which arise from the a priori, i.e. the inherited foundations of the unconscious mind.

The Jupiter in the 12th house have an inner vision they inherited and it is based on the collective baggage of images, dreams, ideas and beliefs of all human kind.

These archetypes, whose innermost nature is inaccessible to experience, represent the precipitate of psychic functioning of the whole ancestral line or pooled, experiences of organic existence in general, a million times repeated, and condensed into types…

They do not always know how to put that information into action or what it means. They just know something without knowing why or how.

Since the unconscious is not just something that lies there, like a psychic caput mortuum, but is something that coexists and experiences inner transformations which are inherently related to general events, introverted intuition, through its perception of inner processes, gives certain data which may possess supreme importance for the comprehension of general occurrences: it can even foresee new possibilities in more or less clear outline, as well as the event which later actually transpires. Its prophetic prevision is to be explained from its relation to the archetypes which represent the law- determined course of all experienceable things.

They can see the future and how events unfold but they can also make mistakes because they are so impacted by the fears, events and feelings of humankind. That is why they need to isolate. They can also connect one idea or vision to all the other visions and make it make sense. This makes them amazing researchers, scientists and politicians. However, the data can sometimes be too foggy to relate to people so they prefer ABSTRACT communication like art and metaphor.

These people are prophets with shifting visions and deep insights that come from beyond. They are here to teach us.

Famous Jupiter in the 12th house natives are visionary, artistic and can get the crowd to share in their strange dreams:

Venus in Pisces

A sparkling fountain of dreams…Some of them broken others taking wing.

This is a truly enchanting natal placement if somewhat elusive. Venus strives to own beauty as it sees it, co-ruled by Taurus and Libra, the beauty of Venus is that of the sensual kind or the esthetic abstract ideal. 

Think…The scent of rich perfume (Taurus) or the glossy bottle holding it (Libra).

What would a Pisces Venus do with the bottle? It will hold the perfume bottle and admire it and then drop int on the ground and watch the shards of glass sparkle in the sun, musing about the brokenness of all beauty…You get the picture. 

Pisces is not about ownership but about letting go. Venus in Pisces appreciates what can not be captured or owned by regular means. It enjoys the elusive ideal that can’t be defined.

More than anything it enjoys atmosphere of enchantment and fantasy, This can be captured through artistic means like photography, music, poetry…Often something slightly dreamy and sad about it. Venus in Pisces enjoys the process of making the sensual and factual into something more- by elevating it into realms beyond the mundane. 

Because Pisces Venus is ruled by Neptune, the love life of these natives is often wrought with misunderstandings and broken hearts. If Neptune makes hard aspect to personal planets it can create a yearning for soul union that is too strong to be realized with any mortal human. 

Even if Neptune is well aspected in the chart, some elements of this story will sound familiar: Falling deeply in love, being disappointed, finding out it was all a lie…

On the other hand, this Venus is a true heart breaker itself. Why? Because the love it gives may at first be directed at one person but ultimately it is directed towards humanity, it is not a personal possessive kind of love. It doesn’t want to own another person or be owned in return. It may seek deep true love and connection, be generous and giving, but at some point it won’t feel right. 

If Venus in Pisces is not mature it can attempt to find all that “humanity” in one person. They may elevate the person they love to a godly status. Imagine living up to that! 

If it is mature, it will instead give love to the person they care about well still keeping some of their heart for their ideals and dreams. They may learn to balance soul-union with a healthy detachment. 

This Venus thrives in its ability to be somewhat detached. No matter how difficult things get it can find true joy and beauty in something higher.

The ability to elevate anything into a fantasy makes them talented artists and creators. They can make great filmmakers of example (Neptune rules filming) or even actors. Certainty, they are very compassionate and care a lot about people ( as long as it is not one person) so various professions that involve caring for the sick and needy suite them.

This Venus is a better placement for females- at least in current society. Venus in Pisces Males tend to want to rescue a female that has fallen from grace (have you seen Pretty Woman?) or they can stay bachelors for a long time as no woman fits their ideal of love. In a female chart it will give grace to the expression of affection.

I hope I managed to paint a picture of this Venus: It may create an enchanted forest- a true a dream of beauty but it always has its darkness. It is the kind of darkness like a siren: Enchanting but leading to a bottomless nowhere…

This charm works wonderfully in the realms of art and in it’s ability to inspire compassion in humankind. Yet, it stands somewhat alone and lonely within our world. The enchanted forrest can’t always stand the light of day. 

This is at the core of all Pisces Venus  needs – finding a concrete structure to support it. It can be done through embracing a spiritual path or joining in with something larger. For example, with a group of people working towards a common ideal. It will depend on the placement of Venus in the chart to see what path is best. 

The support is crucial as the dualism of Pisces can make it flow somewhere…but get to nowhere every time. 

This Venus is sensitive but can always move on to brighter waters. It is flexible like that…And always hopeful. In this sense, it is a very powerful placement and can survive emotional wounds time and again. 

The 12th house: What is Wrong with the World

When a planet sits in the 12th house of a natal chart it can be both a beautiful and difficult experience, often at the same time. If you have a planet of even several planets in the 12th house learning as much as you can about it is crucial. This is because 12th house planets can be hard to ever fully know and own. Especially if the rest of your chart is much more accessible overall. for example, you have a lot of fire signs or planets in houses 1 to 7. 

The way I see it, one issue is that any planet in the 12th house is already passed on from this world. It is that part of you that is old, wise, evolved more than any other. It doesn’t mean it has not lessons to learn, but it may feel it does not want to fully be present in the here and now- it wants to escape into other realms of being beyond physical existence. It wants to go back to the other world, the womb and the infinite world of the divine.

Do you see the problem? Many parts of life do offer us illusory escape: We dream in our sleep, we watch movies and read books, listen to music and daydream.So whatever planet is in your 12th house is going to be somewhat prone to not wanting to deal with its mission in the classic sense.  For example, Mercury would not want to use rational thinking and prefer mystical thinking, Venus may not consider physical beauty and form, Saturn will feel like the ultimate victim of circumstance.

I’m painting what seems like a negative picture but really it is only one aspect of this. After all, I did say this planet is already living in the spirit world- it is your highest self. But can that part of you meet reality? Can it live in our current world?

The real issue is that we are living in a world that is not perfect. We see and feel a great deal of suffering. Today more than ever we are exposed to what is going on in the world through the news and online. It cannot be ignored. As a 12th house person you will not be able to shut off all that feels so very wrong to you. Growing up you probably were told to shut off your empathy because it didn’t fit in so well with daily life and tasks. You may have been made to feel you need to reject that part of yourself that felt something was not right. You see this with children who ask questions, who wonder why things are the way they are. Teachers and grown-ups tell them not to ask those questions, not to cry over the puppy or homeless man in the street. Instead you were told you need to be strong, too survive, to fight and do your homework. To do all these Virgo things of daily routine and living. On the one hand, it is very true that the 12ht house person needs to learn to go through life all the mundane tasks of work and routine. To learn to take hold of every day and not run away. The problem is that our current world is not yet built for true compassion- people ate focused on surviving and on being “strong”. You probably rejected those aspects of yourself. Try and think back on when and how it was happening. Try and remember who you used to be before you had to develop thicker skin. You might even discover some problems started taking up root in your mind and body when it happened. Just because you disowned those parts of yourself that could not handle the pain and emotional stimulation- those parts are still a part of you. A disowned 12ht house is like a palace full of treasures with a wide open door: anyone can come and steal its treasures and burn it down to the ground. An owned 12th house shines bright light for miles, it opens its door to those in need and closes it in front of those who wish to do evil.

The people who tell the 12ht house person to develop thicker skin and be strong are missing the point. Sure, you could use some tools to deal better with organizing your life and achieving some goals. But your strength is simply different. It is not the fighting kind that goes to war like Mars. Or the kind the develops ideas like Mercury. It is the elusive strength of Neptune: that only seems weak on the surface but in fact is more long standing then them all. You have behind you the power of spirit, and the entire light of creation. Can anything triumph that? You tell me.

You need to let the planet in the 12th house be who it is, stop wearing masks and acting. Playing a role is so common for you may have forgotten you are going through the motions of a written script.  There is always a powerful creative force behind the 12th house planets, they can unleash creations that do seem to come from out of this world. They can excess experiences that people only dream of and bring them into our reality. Transforming what is wrong by showing the gap between the way things are and the way things should be. The 8th house does this too but through death and transformation, the 12h house is already…Dead. It knows what stays infinite despite death:  What is true and good, that is love and actions that impact people. These stays and never die and form them it will fight.

What is your 12th house experience?

I hope to explore the 12th house in my next posts. Starting with planets and moving on to aspects and celebrity charts. 

Style me a Rebel: Pisces/Aqaurius

The counter-culture has always created new and unusual fashions that wider society eventually embraced- until another rule breaking trend came along. These fashions are ruled by two signs- Pisces and Neptune. Today I want to talk about how they paved the way in fashion and how each reflects ideas associated with them in Astrology. 

Key words: Neptune: Dreaming, growing, collective desires, the past & Uranus: Changing, creating, invenitng, electricity, brotherhood, the future. 

Everything changed in the 1960’s, ruled by Pisces, this influential decade saw the rise of youth movements calling for revolution. It called for society to move away from the material into the spiritual. This Neptunian decade saw the rise of the New-age movement, the sexual revolution and Civil-right movement. All these very Pisces endeavors were followed by some great fashion trends that reflect the era. The Pisces aesthetic is ruled by the planet Neptune, similarly ,it is hard to pin down. The Pisces look is slightly everything- and just when you think you know what it’s about- it becomes something else. Pisces is the chameleon of the zodiac; as such people who embody the Pisces look are capable of creating an illusion. The illusion is usually beautiful and it reflects something that is in fashion in society. hip.jpg

The style is not individualistic but collective- it reflects current trends and desires.The 60’s collective was interested in major Pisces themes. Pisces rules both Neptune/Jupiter and the 12th house. It is interested in social justice and spiritual growth. The fashion was a tool- a statement for these new ideas and religious and political movements. The biggest changes in style happened around the mid-decade and they reflect what Pisces does best:  it dreams of something else- the other world, the invisible, the spiritual. Dreaming of something bigger and better- beyond the material world, the fashion is both anti- material and pro- nature while still being very edgy and political.

It is a style that wants you to use your imagination while at the same time it is not interested in the material- sounds confusing? That is because it is. The Pisces fashion is the kind that holds an “I don’t care” attitude while still wanting to make an impression of all the fantasies, dreams and ideals behind it.  One decade in particular, comes to mind- the Pisces decade of the 60’s. When free love ruled and ideals challenged and created. The fashion was all about not conforming- breaking the rules of society, but it was also about everyone doing it- a collective kind of style. 60's

People were connecting with nature by wearing  less clothes or some peasant inspired clothes in colorful fabrics, usually with natural patterns such as flowers and leaves. Clothes inspired by tribal/oriental and Native American styles also became very popular.The sensory joy of Pisces comes from light colors of blue and green as well as shiny fabrics and jewelry.  The fashion isn’t overtly sexual but it does get your attention with how original or bright it is.

The Hippie style of the 6o’s paved the way to what we have today: the option to wear what we want. Never before was it possible for people to look different from each other and have their original style of choice, no more man walking around with the same haircut and shave, tie and hat. No more women in red lipstick and long skirts. Being different becomes that would pave the way for new styles that prized people who used their dress as a political statement.

Remember when this was a big deal? The Beatles got a lot of attention for their haircuts not just their music. 

Beatles-Haircut-1Wearing hair long has many connotations in society-  words like free, wild,crazy all come to mind. Hair is the only part of the body that is in fact, well…dead. We can do whatever we want with it- cut it, dye it, shave it. It is through hair we can express ourselves. Hair is also something we control- by washing and styling it we metaphorically control death. Wild and long hair that becomes closer to its natural state is an act of connection to our animal nature perhaps that is why it is not approved by society. Places like work and school all call for a particular hair- tamed, brushed and controlled hair.

The hippie hair was anything but controlled and it explored boundaries while making a statement. Gradually it paved the way to “rebellious” hair of the next generations.

1980’s fashion

Punk styles are a good example of Pisces moving into Aqaurius the rebel- but it wouldnt be possibal without the decade before. punkAs the decade moved into the age of Aquarius (the exact time of calculation isn’t important, I believe  it was a gradual shift from neptune to Uranus) the new-age did not bye as easly into peace and love mentality. The matirial isn’t rebelled against, instead it is believed thehigher spirtual can be achieved through new inventions. This new world has a new counter-culture: edgier,draker and more concerned with the new.  The Pisces age was still intrested in the past- deriving its style from the tribal and old world, back when it imagined people were more connected to nature. The new age on the other hand, believs in the future- computers, Iphones, space travele.

Neptunian fashions were all about connecting to the ideal- be it political or spiritual. The styles broke the roles but still held a somewhat soft look: soft colors, natural fabrics and an elment of optemism. The 60’s were hopeful for a better future, as the decades moved along and a reality of peace and love didn’t happen- the fashion became harder, edgier and darker. People wanted to embrace whatever newest trend, but of course all new trends build on the past. The 80’s saw he rise of the new Romantic fashion, in contrast to the mainsteram it emphaised the fantastic,imagenery but also let socities devil’s out- the dark side of concoummer culture, dissapointed by the lose of ideals but also ever growing into the future with it’s new technologies. People worked hard and wore shoulder pads, and did aerobics.

Counter-culture was about punk, metal and goth,and thier wonderfule fashion. Like Uranus, the clothes are strange and perhaps over-the top and  wonderfully rebelioues.

The 1980’s fashion was dervied from clup-fashion and the crazy outafits people wore going out. Like the new romantics who  brought the strange out into the open- and they made it look good. Unilke the punk’s they wanted to create glamour, using a genreous mix of big fabrics makeup,ant1.jpg and inspiration from Hollywood movies, they dressed like queens and pirates. Music was also a huge influence- electronic, robotic Uranus ruled music made sure that people dressed up in wonderful costumes that could be noticed even  in the darkness of the club- but there was really now need to dance  to this kind of  music, moving like a robot was fine. The outfits were outrageous and yet influenced mainstream fashion with their dramatic flair. The new romantics also had a darker side, they liked to experiment and go over the top with seeking new adventures, this did not only include new music but also drugs. Along with the new-Romantic fashion came Goth fashion, emerging from the 70’s Punk scene. The clothes like the music became darker but like other trends of the 80’s they were also androgynous. george

Goth fashion allows man to wear feminine kind of clothes and even makeup- this gender bending is what Uranus likes best- to be free of a label and to become an “other” something like an alien creature. This is both a rebellion against established norms but also an experiment- and Uranus love to experiment. The freedom within being the “other” allows room for genius and creativity. Indeed the 80’s may not be remembered as such but they, from science to art it held an amazing amount of creativity and inventiveness.

The 90’s actually saw a bit of a rivival of our Hippie fashion and another wave of optmeism in the future. I don’t have naything praticularly Urenian to add about it- it is all quite electric.

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The fashion of Tommorw

Today, we are still very much into reviving 80’s and 90’s fashions but with a clean-cut minimalist twist- that makes it more futuristic. Fashion today is all about free choice and your expressing individuality. Still some trends worth mentioning:

The early 2000’s inspired by 80’s scene saw the rise of Emo fashion, whatever that was, seems to be pretty much like a mix of punk/goth and New Romantic. The last years have seen the rise of a somewhat new creature, the Hipster. Concerned with globalization turning the world into one small boring Island- that needs saving. The Hipster makes sure to be keep individuality alive. What is interesting here is that the Hipster is a product of a new generation, often called generation Y. This generation has the internet- the ultimate Aquarian invention “Bringing people together” with Facebook and YouTube. These folks can and do hide under many names but the gist of what makes them rebels is still undecided. In fact I think the Hipster deserves a post of its own as a product of the New- Age, or something.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Descendant in Pisces: Love and Relationships

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Did I say eyes? Amanda has a Pisces rising

Your 7th house is all about your relationships with others. Ruled by Libra and Venus it is a good place to study when questions of love arise. If you have this placement then this means you have a Virgo ascendant. The sign here will show your other half, and the type of people you attract or want in your life. Or the people who want you- and you can’t help but wonder why?

A Pisces Descendant is not an easy place to be. These are people that appear very earthy, analytical, and precise- on the surface. Pisces is the opposite of Virgo as it embodies: transcendence and emotions -it’s anything but precise. The Pisces cannot be pinned down, it’s wishy washy and likes to run away into some other world. Like the hippies of the 60’sthe Pisces idea of love is all beautiful- but it doesn’t always deliver in the material world.

So now you can maybe understand what kind of difficulty such a placement can have. The Virgo rising person attracts people that are full of beautiful ideas and promises- that can prove to be completely untrue! The Virgo rising is fascinated with these people who can bring so much emotion into their life. But they must be careful to always seek the truth and not believe everything that is being promised.

Why are the Pisces types running towards the Virgo risings? As the old saying goes: “opposites attract”, and so the Pisces thinks that the Virgo is wonderful finally! Someone sensitive enough to listen to all the problems, wash the dishes, pay the bills. This is the relationship where one person is pursuing a dream to become an author for years- while the other person is the one taking care of all the real life stuff for them.

The good news is that the partner you are very likely to have is going to have amazing eyes. Not kidding, Pisces eyes are the ones with long lashes sparkles in them, blue or just dreamy and pretty.  You will find love with a very idealistic person, an artist, and musician. Your partner is going to be a person who will be very sweet and gentle towards you, who will look at you as if you a god or goddess. They will idealize you and think you are the best.

To know where and how you shall find this spiritual being, just look at the placement of your Neptune and Jupiter. The houses and signs they are in, can give you a clue of who this person might be.  All you have to do is make sure to have clear boundaries in the relationship.

Pleas watch out for these things:

Any drug or alcohol use-always avoid being the one to heal or fix the person. This will only result in pain for you. Not that you cannot help- but you will ruin yourself in the process.

Empty promises that never actually come true- watch the actions forget the words

Don’t have lovers take money or anything you hold dear for the sake of “helping them”

Make sure that they don’t have a criminal record (really)

Enjoy these things:

Helping them a little bit with making their dreams come true

Learning to have you emotions take hold in everyday life

Remembering you dreams and ideals- and making them a reality

The beautiful creativity and spirituality of your lover s and friends

Hope this post has been helpful, if you have any questions you are welcome to ask me.

I apologize for the long delay in posts. I was going through some difficult changes and transits 🙂