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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
of the 8th 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)
often refers to repressed forgotten
memories tucked far away in what Dr. Carl G. Jung referred
to as the "personal unconscious."
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.
On 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 inherited but
that need individual consciousness to release their most
positive dimensions. Left unconscious, they may release
more destructive dimensions, impelling the individual into
compulsive behaviour which results in events which feel
'fated.'" Liz Greene - from "The Oracle and the
yes, we may think that we have forgotten them - but they survive,
nevertheless, and remember us only too well!
Ghosts and Ghouls
ghostly memories of the 8th House can come creeping back and
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 the people in our lives.
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.
Ninety per cent of the shadow is redeemable!
where does the 8th house shadow most effect your life?
Look 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 from life.
planets in the 8th house? Then look at the planet that rules
the Zodiac Sign located on the cusp (beginning point) of your
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.
Now 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
Deeply 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
assigned to death, is therefore considered unfavourable.
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"
If you're still not convinced about
the gifts of the 8th house - then
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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