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The 8th House
This is the house that Freud built!
(and Carl Jung moved into later on...)
How's this for a telling visual image of the astrological
8th house? Baggage... yep... one of the archetypal images
house is that of emotional baggage from the past that's
unconsciously sabotaging your ability
to live fully in the present...
8th house (with affinities to Scorpio and Pluto)
refers to repressed forgotten memories tucked far away
in what Dr. Carl G. Jung referred to as the "personal
of these forgotten memories are traumatic, explosive memories
that have scarred our psyches. All
are memories we'd much rather forget and - for that matter
- have likely managed to repress and forget...
house memories may be memories of cruelties done to us.
the other hand, they may be comprised of memories of the cruelties
we've visited upon others. And
over the course of time - we've, somehow, managed to stuff
these skeletons far, far away and into the deepest, darkest
closets, basements and recesses of our psyche.
planets in the 4th, 8th and 12th may
suggest energies, patterns and qualities which are
that need individual consciousness to release their
most positive dimensions. Left unconscious, they may
more destructive dimensions, impelling the individual
behaviour which results in events which feel 'fated.'" Liz
Greene - from "The Oracle and the Family Curse"
yes, we may think that we have forgotten them - but they
and remember us only too well!
Ghosts and Ghouls
ghostly memories of the 8th House can come creeping
haunt us in the form of irrational fears and anxieties, panic
attacks, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, unfounded jealousies
and paranoia. As
such, they have the power to cripple our ability
to live fully in the present. They may likewise hobble our
ability to participate in healthy, mutual relationships with
in our lives.
They groan and cry out hauntingly for redemption.
if we're to be free of them -
must honestly confront them and their justifiable anger
at being buried and locked away for so long
their necessary presence in our lives
the gifts that they offer
allow their energy to be expressed in life-giving alternative
we face our shadow... then
often our internal "beast," "frog," "ghost," or "Medusa" -
we've been running away from in fear - is then "magically" transformed
into the "handsome prince" or "beautiful princess" we'd been
searching for all along.
per cent of the shadow is redeemable!
where does the 8th house shadow most effect your life?
for the planets contained within the 8th house of your
birth (natal) chart. If
(for example) Venus is located in the 8th house of your
birth chart - then it may point to unresolved fears and
anger around the area of your ability to positively relate
to other people and/or to receive pleasurable enjoyment
planets in the 8th house? Then look at the planet that
rules the Zodiac Sign located on the cusp (beginning point)
8th house and
the planets that aspect that planet. For example... if the
sign on the 8th house cusp is Aries, then look for Mars and
the planets that aspect Mars in your natal chart.
in typical, traditional Scorpionic fashion - I've been guilty
of telling you all
the bad news about the 8th house...
not concentrated on the gifts granted through
experiences of the 8th house...
you look in your 8th house and
notice several planets located there
(as a friend of mine did and swore all her planets had gotten
together for a keg party extravaganza at the 8th house)
then DO NOT DESPAIR!!!!
8th house is also all about:
of the inner-christ
experiencing life to its fullest potential
rising up triumphantly from the ashes...
writing of the Music of the Spheres:] "Ficino points
out that the eighth sign [Scorpio], traditionally
But from a theological perspective it
is quite the opposite,
as death frees the soul from the 'dissonance
of the elemental world, restoring it to the heavenly
harmony.' Thus its
nature is truly represented in the perfect
consonance of the eighth tone, or the octave."
Angela Voss - "The Music
of the Spheres - Ficino and Renaissance Harmonia"
Still Not Convinced? If
you're still not convinced about the gifts of the 8th house
I'll let you in on a little secret... yep,
iIt's a little known mythological connection that you'll only
hear on The Zodiac Master.(psst...continue
on with me to see the secret!)
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