©9-22-10 by Donna Cunningham, MSW
We’ve just finished looking at some flower essences that coordinate with the four elements and their more difficult patterns. I’ve been using essences and other healing tools with astrology since the early 1980s, but I’m curious as to how my readers use astrology itself as a healing tool.
One of the ways I’ve used my astrology chart is as a warning against various self-defeating behaviors. For instance, I once seriously considered taking up smoking as a way to lose weight. My reasoning (if you’d call it that) was that putting a cigarette in my mouth rather than a sweet would cut those calories I was compulsively counting.
Then I looked at my chart and the Saturn-Uranus conjunction in Gemini squaring my South Node in the 8th house. AND my Neptune in the 3rd squaring Mercury on the cusp of the 12th. AND my family history of emphysema and weak lungs. NOPE. NOT such a bright idea after all!! So I never took up smoking.
Paying income tax on my astrology and writing income was always a huge hardship, as it is for many of us in the metaphysical fields. But I never considered going off the books as an option.
One deterrent was that same Saturn-Uranus conjunction in Gemini squaring my South Node in the 8th house (taxes) .
The other was my Sun in the 12th, and that fairly scary old time teaching about the 12th house representing prison. Brrr! From that combination of chart placements, I could tell I’d never get away with it. So I paid my taxes, come hell, high water, or dire poverty.
It turns out that I was right to worry. About 10 years ago, I had a medical catastrophe when both hips had to be replaced and I had no insurance (insurance is an 8th house matter). The premium on the only insurance that would take me was the same as my quarterly IRS payment, so I had to make the scary decision to stop paying the IRS for two years during my hip replacement process.
When I started making quarterly payments again, the IRS came after me like gangbusters. To make a long horror story short, I’m all okay now, but it was a rough few years.
When I reached 62, as a result of paying taxes all my working life, I started collecting my Social Security pension—a positive side of the 8th house—and it’s made all the difference.
How about you, Readers? How have you used your chart to save yourself grief—or to heal difficult parts of your psyche? Tell us about it in the comment section by scrolling down below this article.
Some articles that might just keep you out of trouble:
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- New Insights into the 12th House from our Q&A Session
- The Moon Signs and their Emotional Habits
- Mars Mission 2: Anger—the Guard Dog of Denial
- Why Saturn has as much to do with Luck as Jupiter
- What your Astrology Chart Says about your Boundary Issues
- 22 Articles about Neptune on Skywriter
- Living Off the Books—an 8th House Quicksand
- Purge Yourself of Pluto’s Negativity—Get Free of Bitterness
- Pluto-Saturn Preparedness Kit #1—Houses & Areas of Life Affected
- Stuck For What Seems Like Forever? Maybe Areas of Unforgiveness are the Cause
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