Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The 5th/11th house axis combining with the MC, and Chiron as Shaman

Today a chain of thoughts brought me back to Chiron again. It seems that there has been a profound effect upon the workings of Chiron in my psyche as a consequence of transiting Pluto having trined it. For this I'm so happy - it has my intuition working so amazingly well, and I cannot imagine a more exciting adventure than the one that sets about through intuition. If you act upon those clear messages that come from your soul, and that are enhanced by synchronicity so that you just KNOW they are meaningful, then things will unfold in an amazing way. It's a certainty. Trust is the key.
(Book cover for "Chiron and the healing journey" by Melanie Reinhart)

And so what was it that led me back to Chiron today? I was pondering the fact that my MC at 26 Pisces will soon be transited by Uranus, and I had a realization about how the interplay of the 5th and 11th houses ties in with this transit to my MC. The MC or Midheaven marks the beginning of the 10th house in the horoscope, and represents the highest point of the heavens at the time of birth. Thus it represents the most "visible" you as a part of society. It represents your role in society, what comes out of your true calling or vocation. If you have planets conjunct or in strong aspect to the Midheaven or simply in your 10th house they are pointers to your strivings in society.

The MC in Pisces has had me very confused about finding my vocation. Pisces is not known for certainty of direction. It is more about dreams, intuitions and a longing for Source. Finding my vocation has always seemed very elusive to me. I have always had a nagging feeling of discontent, and a lack of something extremely important in my work - spirit. It seems that it is not until now that I am really getting ready to integrate my MC. I feel it's very much about daring to be seen in society as someone representing Piscean values, and working with them. And my feeling has been that this is quite controversial. The MC interplays with the IC (the Nadir) - your deepest personal roots - and this axis is often seen as representing the parents. I know for me the feeling that working with something Piscean might not be seen as acceptable is a view I've internalised from my parents. But with Uranus transiting the MC, I am finally breaking away from this internalised message and am ready to go my own way.

What has this to do with the 5th/11th house? Well, my MC is ruled by Neptune, which resides in the 5th house, in Sagittarius. Uranus, the planet that transits the MC is natally near the cusp of my 5th house, conjunct the North Node (NN) which is in the 5th. Uranus is the natural ruler of the 11th house, and Neptune in my chart is ruled by Jupiter (since it is in Sagittarius), which resides in... the 11th house! And the connection between my MC (Neptune ruled) and Uranus, to the 5th/11th houses, is emphasising my nodal axis which is in these houses. And the South Node (SN) is widely conjunct... Chiron! And Chiron is in the 10th (although quite close to the cusp of the 11th) - vocational issue again. Isn't that a fascinating loop? Chiron conj. the SN can be representative of past lives as a healer. It all ties in so beautifully into a web of energies, all correlated....

When I searched for more information on Chiron in the 10th, I found this site on Molly's astrology, where she writes that Chiron is associated with shamanism (http://north-node.com/astrology-tutorials/chiron)! Past lives as a healer, or maybe as a shaman? She also writes in one of the comments of the article that "Chiron's resonance is often with the herbal world". As you can read in earlier posts I have understood that there is something about shamans and herbs that is calling me - but I did not know it had to do with Chiron. Now I know, and I just feel... blissful! - by the accuracy and meaningfulness of it all.

Revel in your synchronicities, everyone!
I wish you lots of love and joy

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Priestess of Freyja

She's calling again - the Divine Feminine, the Great Mother, the Goddess, the Earth. Please listen to this with me:

Powerful, isn't it? Mari Boine is a Sámi woman, and I will explain why I resonate with this below. (If you like Mari Boine's music, here's her myspace-site: http://www.myspace.com/boine.)

A great theme for me during last spring and that also came up again during a workshop I participated in with Barbara Hand Clow in September was to research the divine feminine in history. I was very drawn to the Priestess archetype, and I had tried to participate in a "priestess course" just a few weeks before the workshop with Barbara, which somehow made me feel very uncomfortable and I quit it.

In the workshop when we did the Journey through nine dimensions, I experienced the World Tree (which is actually the 10th dimension - the one that links the other nine) as a pulsating, vibrant pillar of pregnant women - a line, THE line of "ancestresses". I also experienced a "northern people" - Siberian or Sámi, probably Sámi - in the 3rd dimension, as great guides for me. Not too long after the workshop, I got a migraine, and when in that state, my mind let me make important connections - between herbal knowledge (which was also a theme for me during the workshop), shamans, and Sámi.

And so, something happened just recently that made some pieces of this puzzle come together for me: A friend and I talked about how the sacred feminine has been buried for so long, and speculated about what it may have been like to be a woman during the bronze age or iron age here in the North. When I got home I happened to find a reference to an archeological finding: a woman's grave from the iron age, who is believed to have been a Priestess of Freyja! Also, the finding was right where one of my best friends lives - we had spoken of this finding but she did not know that it was so special!

A priestess of Freyja.... this had my mind wander. And it was when I searched for info on this topic that I found the music clip above - which had me completely in tears. It is because it's all coming closer to me - I'm no longer just fascinated by, say, ancient minoan priestesses - I am finding clues coming together for me personally, and it's SO amazing to read about this archetype in a northern setting. And Freyja among other things is a shaman I feel! In two weeks I will have a past life regression session, and I hope to find out more about this as well as other important things.

This is a very personal story, and I hope as always that the personal can be universal. After all, we are one. How does the divine feminine show itself to you? Are you paying attention to synchronicities in your life?

Warmest wishes for much love, joy and healing in your lives!
Take care,