Time of birth is unknown according to her granddaughter (per Bette Lou Higgins, author of a book about Grandma Gatewood and an upcoming PBS Special called Trail Magic). Therefore, I have cast a chart with the natural houses, 0° ARIES Rising. It shouldn’t be too difficult to rectify this chart sometime in the future which will be my next project as time permits.
Grandma Gatewood hiked the 2,000+ miles of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine for the first time at age 67. Then she did it twice more and after that the 2,000 mile Oregon Trail followed by many other hikes!
What is the purpose or benefit of knowing the houses in astrology and which house your Moon is in at any given time of the month? Divination and Divine Timing — to know astrology is to have a handle on that, as least to some extent. Yes, the Moon moves quickly and goes through each house once a month. What is a house? It’s an area of life. And the Moon relates to our sense of happiness, feelings of security. If we work in harmony with astrology, we know ourselves and what times of the month are typical for particular feelings to surface or to be more prominent or prevalent than other times. Why not work with that knowledge—be in cooperation with the natural energy of the Moon and the Psyche and Life Itself?
Examples? Why try to deal with money issues when the Moon is in your 11th house? You natural inclination would be to perhaps visit with friends or do other 11th house things. Suppose you have a health issue and you want to know what day this month would be good to make the doctor appointment? When the Moon transits the 6 house would be typically the best time because the emotional/feeling nature will be in harmony with that.
I found this system valid for myself when beginning to notice one time of the month—every month—when I wanted to just disappear and not speak to anyone! Whenever this happened, this feeling, I’d look to see where the Moon was. Each and every time it was in my 12th house. Yeah, I began to see a pattern. So why not work with it more consciously? Thus, my reason for these posts on the Moon’s monthly transits through the houses!
Now that the method behind this madness has been revisited, my 2nd and 3rd house have recently had a visit from the transiting Moon.
We look first of all to the archetype of the house itself. The 2nd house (ruled by Venus and Taurus) relates to money, what is valued, self-worth, self-reliance and the 3rd house (ruled by Mercury and Gemini) relates to communication, conversation, left brain activity, thinking, business, short trips, correspondence, neighbors and siblings.
As mentioned in the previous post about the 1st House, there are other influences affecting how that Moon is going to express—namely, the other planets and signs in your particular house and aspects the Moon may be making to other planets in the chart. But let’s stick with the basics for the purpose of this blog post.
MOON TRANSIT OF THE 2ND HOUSE
When the Moon transits through your 2nd house, it’s a good time to pay attention to money concerns and where you stand with your monthly budget. If you deal with that, you will find it to be very satisfying and boost your feelings of security. This is a good time to come up with ideas to bring in extra cash as well—the Moon’s energy will naturally be focusing your psyche in this area anyway, so go with it.
A 2nd house lunar transit is a good time to review why you are worthy and contemplate what it is you really value and how you offer value to the world—this type of pep talk will enhance your feelings of security and happiness.
Review your resources, think of all the opportunities you have to provide for your self and how you are doing so; this, too, will help your mood. Remind yourself how you have proven yourself ‘to’ yourself, no matter what others may think. Think of everything you have achieved and then pay your bills knowing whatever you send out returns to you multiplied—make this the mantra.
Personal Note: When the Moon moved through my 2nd house a few days ago, I looked at my own money situation and this is something that is always on the mind anyway. Why? Because my BIRTH MOON is in my 2nd house so this is a life-long consideration for me. My work was busy on the 2nd day that the Moon moved through my 2nd house money came to me from another source as well.
MOON TRANSIT OF THE 3RD HOUSE
What makes you happy at this time? What brings you feelings of security and comfort? Well, it has to do with learning something, teaching something and speaking, finding the voice somehow. You may be sensitive to tones in other people’s voices at this time and the tone of your own voice may be very self-revealing when Luna visits your 3rd house. Your curiosity could be high and you may find that Google is your best friend and your mood would promote research of some kind—data collection. Those things could be very satisfying and the Moon energy would encourage that. Speaking up for yourself, saying what’s on your mind—this too would be comforting for you. This is the time of the month to do it—it will feel great to say it like it is!
You may feel inclined to make phone calls and answer Emails and connections with neighbors or siblings would be gratifying at this time.
Personal Note: My curiosity involved something more or less physical—I wondered if I could start jogging but the Moon was right on top of Mars and it activated my inner warrior who wanted to “Run, Forrest, Run”. [Quote from movie: Forrest Gump/Tom Hanks] Also, I did communicate via Email at length with several students. I’ll also mention that I did receive more than usual amount of Emails from people asking about the psychic class. Also, I felt very drawn to go to the library several times as the Luna ran through my 3rd house, but just never made it there. If I had, I’d have really enjoyed it or the Moon would have supported that emotionally. Then again, I’m always happy at the Library. A reason for that is that my birth Mercury, ruler of the 3rd is IN the 3rd–so library ‘stuff’ is strong with me anyway, all the time. See how this works?
I hope my sharing my own lunar transits are helpful to the reader and that my posts of the Moon’s monthly movement through the houses are helpful and have piqued the reader’s interest in the valuable subject of astrology.
It is, in my opinion, such a valuable thing to know to aid in self-understanding but also in understanding others and working in harmony with them.
The Moon is currently in my 4th house for the next day or so… but that’s for the next blog post. Yay! I’ve now caught up with my own Moon!
Did we know because we’re psychic or did we simply create what we expected?
That’s a pickle for some people—sometimes, me too. Here’s what been happening. Over time people have suggested that I take some action and I knew (actually based on some fact) the pointless outcome that it would produce. “It would be useless”—that was what every intuitive cell in my body told me.
Talk to “The Hand”
I took the action suggested (mostly out of pure frustration) and sure enough it was as pointless as my intuition told me it would be. Remember that old Seinfeld episode where the phrase “talk to the hand” became popular?—at least that’s the first place I ever heard it. Essentially, it means you may as well talk to a wall or the wind—it will get you the same result. Well, that was the experience when frustration urged me to follow the suggestions of others.
The question ultimately then is did I get the result that I expected and did I create the result through my expectation? (all psychic stuff aside). OR, did I already know via my psychic ability what the result would be, proving my intuitive prowess?
We always have that moment wherein we stop and say to ourselves, “Hey. Wait. Did I just actually create that based on my expectation or was this just my intuitive impression panning out accurately?”
We have to blend fact with our intuition—in astrological terms we’d call that right brain Jupiter/Sag blending with left brain Mercury/Gemini. Don’t’ forget that in this case there was some history, some fact which blended with my intuition.
All that aside, I must say that I never expected the level of bold face lying and denial that I was facing yesterday. I’m sure my mouth was open; it was incredulous!
I’ve not been able to put on my apartment heat because it draws up the smells from downstairs (Indian cooking and perhaps Hookah smoking), so I was coming into my apartment with a small plug-in floor heater to compensate. Just as I saw the male tenant beneath me exiting his apartment, I asked him if he knew how to put the central air unit on fan to create a sound buffer between our apartments since I cannot run mine until the smell goes away.
I nearly pleaded with him to turn on and keep is fan on to create a sound/noise buffer between our apartments. His central air venting system runs underneath my floor. And then I added, by the way, the slamming of your fists on the wall is definitely not cool and I’d appreciate it if you’d stop that.
I had mentioned that to the office girls while in the rental office earlier in the day—one of my downstairs neighbors may have a temper because occasionally they slam the wall full force – and only days earlier did so right beneath where I was sitting typing. Nobody –and I mean nobody – who was present at that moment and in their right mind would have questioned where it originated! A two year old could have pointed to the direction from which the sound came! Yet, the Indian man stood directly in front of me and with a straight face and with a calm voice said, “Any sounds you hear—any banging—are not coming from our apartment.” I could hardly believe my ears!
I figured talking to them would not do much good but to have the person offer me such a bold faced lie was incredulous, ridiculous, seditious and so absurd that it was nearly laughable. I suddenly thought of that childhood rhyme, “Liar, liar pants on fire!” Why, at the moment, Pinocchio with the nose growing longer didn’t enter my mind, who knows. I have my own theories about the pants on fire meaning but it’s often followed by “pants hanging from a telephone wire”–William Blake’s poem at the bottom of this post called “The Liar” is where that may have come from. Anyway…
With great composed calm that I’m sure he must muster for the same theatrical performance for the rental office personnel, he added that any smells that come through the vent do not originate from his apartment. A statement as equally astounding to my ears! (What? are you kidding?)
I have rarely in my life dealt with such bold faced lying—well, I don’t think ever really now that I think of it. How totally amusing to have something so obvious be so calmly excused and denied in such a matter of fact business like way! Talk about a donkey!
And one who was standing right there insulting my intelligence. If he wants to sing that song to the people in the rental office, that’s one thing but I practically live with these people! There’s nothing but some 2 x6’s, a sheet of plywood, air venting ducts and some sheet rock and stucco separating me from what I hear below me and believe me, they way these folks talk, the sounds of their voices are undeniable. I literally hear them in my sleep! There’s absolutely no mistaking the owners of the voices that were yelling right after the wall slamming! I thought, “Oh, Please, who do you think you’re talking to?”
Oh and regarding my request that he put on the central air unit fan, his reply was that he already does that— This guy thinks everyone is born yesterday? Or what?
Mind game. Game over.
I told him that I am walking away from him since we cannot even have an intelligent conversation if he is going to deny everything. And he stood there as I turned and I hear hin saying, ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry” even though he owned up to not one thing to apologize for! I felt absolutely no sincerity in his words whatsoever.
Beam me up Scotty—there’s no intelligent life force here!
But the original point here had to do with the event, the experience – was it a manifestation of my expectation (as in: you create your reality) or was it people being human and dishonest and my intuition already knowing that.
However, I have to say that I figured talking to them would likely elicit a certain amount of denial because they went down that road in the beginning with the rental personnel; YET, never in a million years would I have expected that level of bold faced lying!
I’ve never experienced anything like it and could have never imagined it happening to that degree.
I think we can and do have intuitive or psychic feelings about likely outcomes that will occur if we make certain choices which have little or nothing to do with creating our expectations. These hunches or feelings or intuitions, when followed, are what keep us out of danger or out of trouble.
I’m actually not sorry that I had the conversation with the Indian guy as shocking as it was—I walked away shaking my head, shrugging my shoulders, thinking, “What a donkey”. However, it has certainly become a lot quieter since!
It has never been so quiet down there, except when they were out of town for the weekend. I hope it lasts and I am grateful. Please, let it last! Its been a beautifully peaceful weekend.
by William Blake
Your trousers are alight
From what pole or gallows
Shall they dangle in the night?
When I asked of your career
Why did you have to kick my rear
With that stinking lie of thine
Proclaiming that you owned a mine?
When you asked to borrow my stallion
To visit a nearby-moored galleon
How could I ever know that you
Intended only to turn him into glue?
What red devil of mendacity
Grips your soul with such tenacity?
Will one you cruelly shower with lies
Put a pistol ball between your eyes?
What infernal serpent
Has lent you his forked tongue?
From what pit of foul deceit
Are all these whoppers sprung?
Your trousers are alight
From what pole or gallows
Do they dangle in the night?