Month: January 2019

Mars Out of Bounds

If the declination of Mars in a chart is greater than 23 degrees and 27 minutes north or south, this is considered Mars out of bounds. So what can this tell us about a person?

Mars in Astrology

In astrology, we understand Mars as a representative of energies that are associated with modern masculinity, whether tainted or divine. In Mars we see the light and dark sides of ambition, desire, action, confidence, raw energy, conflict, the assertiveness/aggression spectrum, speed, leadership, advocacy, selfishness, fear/fear-mongering…

The Out of Bounds Mars

When Mars is out of bounds in a birth chart, the martial energies can appear quite evolved if Mars has been properly worked with. Or, when left unaddressed, these energies can appear rather depraved. For better or worse, Mars out of bounds is very empowered by its positioning outside of the ecliptic’s borders.

When Mars out of bounds is further bolstered by a strong placement in the birth chart—on the ascendant, midheaven, or descendent, in a dignified (Capricorn, Aries, Scorpio) sign, or in positive angular relationship to another strong planet—well, watch out, world.

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The Out of Bounds Astrology of Chiron

plus Chiron spirit channelings from Sacha Louise of BareRootAwakenings.com

Notes from the video:

  • Tied to trauma which is often associated with early life or past lives.
  • Sign placement is indicative of collective trauma that you are a part of.
  • Chiron’s relationship with other planets represents your personal traumas.
  • Chiron is NOT YOUR FAULT.
    • Trauma has been shown to affect your actual DNA.
    • Trauma could be ancestral or from past lives.
  • Chiron shows chronic pain! Emotional, physical, spiritual expressions
    • Chiron calls for action from the person or collective. Otherwise, chronic pain.
    • Moving with Chiron energy means engaging the parts of you that your trauma touched/weakened.
      • these parts indicated by the chart
      • Chiron asks us to work toward the position of inspirer for others to make similar steps.
  • The healing journey is neverending.

Messages from the Chiron spirits channeled by Sacha Louise:

– “How do you heal a wound you yourself have not felt?”

– “Wounds do not come without healing and healing does not come without wounds.”

– “Medicine for the humble and the joyful, to be humble and joyful.”

– “Go offer a giggle and laugh to the next wound you see, knowing the only place to go from here is healing. Because it has been done before and it will happen again.”

– “This is the presence of sanity.”

Q & A: Astrology and Free Will

I received an e-mail question from a client recently that I found myself answering very thoroughly. Ever since I have been “out” as an astrologer, people have expressed their reservations about an inherent lack of Free Will in astrology. This is part of a bigger problem of astrologers presenting the planets as causing events or feelings, rather than reflecting what is occurring. I could go on about the root of this instinct being lip service to the current patriarchical scientific paradigm of “knowledge”, but let’s just talk about free will, determinism, and astrology for now.

I paraphrase the e-mail quandary regarding astrology and free will:

Sometimes I have a perception of astrology as foretelling things that have already been written with little room for free will. This just isn’t actually very helpful or empowering for me. I’m curious about your approach to a life overview reading, and what your thoughts on free will vs. determinism are.

First off, let me say that I love receiving e-mails like this. E-mail me about your issues or questions with astrology!

And here are my thoughts in response:

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