From January 2008, I project my 7th house and guess what? So do you!
There were a lot of questions in the comments, I have started to address them here: Astrology Q&A – What if there is nothing in my 7th house?
His Scorpio Moon Communes With My 8th House: Placing Blame And Projecting Your Shadow In Relationships – Redux
Catch up here -> Placing Blame And Projecting Your Shadow In Relationships
“So you think I do that?” the soldier asked regarding projecting his shadow (onto me).
“Yes, but not very often. You’re not the type to do a lot of projecting because you look deeply at things. You’ll think about a relationship for years and years, willing to see it from all angles. You strive to do this and once you’ve exhausted the thing you come to a conclusion about what happened. Invariably it’s fair. You are not only fair, you’re generous. You’re very forgiving of other people’s foibles. You give them enormous benefit of the doubt. You find reasons to explain a person’s behavior that actually favor them. This is rare. I don’t know that I’ve seen anyone do this as well as you. You set the example.”
A lot of people seem to need a villain in their life. They need a bad guy, someone to carry the shadow or the blame. Someone they can be above, or feel better than. This is an awful handicap over time because it prevents a person from looking at their own character.
Continue reading Do You Need A Villain In Your Life?
1 Minute Astrology
Tips from the goat.
Many are weighing decisions around leaving or trying to maintain troubled relationships. I wanted elaborate on yesterday’s video – Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Decisions made at this time will have long lasting repercussions. Here are some other things to consider.
Do you own your end when a relationships fails?
“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”
― Joseph Campbell
Where in the chart is the key to self esteem? Well, the Moon shows our needs for emotional satisfaction, but esteem, the word itself, is more closely aligned with valuation. What we find valuable relates more to Venus, though these issues can often overlap. Venus is associated with partnering and romantic love, but if you look at some of the expressions of Venus in myth you can see desire for pleasure that is divorced from morality. This is so because Venus “values” are not necessarily moral or ethical, they are merely what one finds appealing, what one desires, what brings pleasure.
Continue reading Venus And Self Esteem
“For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.”
Mars is the expression of our animus. It is the energy with which we go about getting what we want or need, how we fight. Planets in the 7th house are prone to expression through projection. Examples of projection are usually negative, such as projecting one’s distasteful qualities onto another and persecuting them. It is also possible to project one’s positive qualities and exalt the other. What is stultifying about either of these manifestations its unconsciousness, particularly so when it is Mars in the 7th. If you don’t know what you’re doing and why, you can never be truly effective. If you consistently blame others for actions you incited how do you grow and move forward? By the same logic, if you give credit elsewhere for the beauty within you, how do you develop your better qualities?
Continue reading 7th House Mars: Projection And The Tar Baby
Astrology in real life
This made me go looking at posts tagged “rejection” and I found this from 2008. I was talking to my husband about an old love of mine…
“I have been thinking about him lately and wondering what he came up with. Do you suppose he’s told himself a story about how awful I am? Or do you think he sees it in another light?”
“He’s probably told himself a story,” he replied.
“He may have a whole story constructed by now and then if becomes reality even if it’s not real. Why do people do that?”
“It’s a defense,” he said.
“She looks like something that would eat its young.”
I am surrounded by vicious women in real life. I’m like the Jane Goodall of vicious women and am mindful not to “look long into the abyss” (Nietzsche) lest I also become a monster. When I mention the astrological aspects in regard to this condition please be mindful that I am talking about the low use of such energies. Even a cheerfully painted cookie jar can be a means of destruction in the wrong hands.
Continue reading Vicious Women: Opposition, Projection, The Moon And The 7th House by Satori
Astrology in real life
Earlier this week, two people reported that they felt or imagined that I did not like them. I don’t mean to put any heat on them. Neither of them were mean or did anything wrong. I mean, they reported their feelings which is very welcome on this site but today I got to thinking about it.
I wonder why someone would think I don’t like them. I don’t know them. I’m just sitting here doing my work, trying to keep up with the squash from the garden, missing my husband, and stuff. I am pretty sure any and all direct interaction with both people has been friendly. I probably welcomed them to the site when they first came on and that’s about it. So why would they think this?
I realized they must have some psychological need to have someone looking down at them or disliking them and so here I am. I feel bad for them, feeling that way but I feel bad for me too because I am being used.
I am not the Great Oz. I live in a tract home and burden is heavy.
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