Astrological Ramblings

When I get asked about this particular house in the natal chart (such as what it means when such and such planet finds itself paying rent there), there is usually a sort of fear behind the question. Behind the question usually lurk a sense of “oh my gahhh, I have Venus in the 12th House, I just know it’s bad.” Many of the different Keywords assigned to this house can seem nasty at first glance, so people tend to naturally think having ___ Planet in the 12th is automatically to their detriment. Though planets found in the 12th of one’s natal chart aren’t easy, they certainly aren’t unilaterally negative and their placement in the 12th has a purpose (usually to grow and evolve one in a spiritual way/on a soul level). Of the houses in the natal chart, the 12th is one of my favorites to explore (along with the 4th, but I’ll get around to that one later). This house is typically given keywords like “karma,””empathy and compassion,” “escape,” “the womb/mother’s labor experience,” “the unconscious,” “spirituality”, “prisons/imprisonment,” “hidden enemies,” “serve or suffer,” and the ever fear inducing “the house of self-undoing.” Unfortunately, in my experience people tend to focus far too much on the negative keywords and not enough on the positive ones. This house has a magical sort of quality to it, especially in terms of all the spirituality and compassion that can be found dwelling here (and even more so once the native has begun evolving beyond the more difficult traits of this […]
Charts where the Natal North Node is at 0 degrees Aries…..these charts absolutely fascinate me. This is because when you have your Natal North Node at 0 degrees Aries, your Draconic Chart is the exact same as your Natal Chart.  Since the conjunction and opposition are karmic in nature (especially in regards to this type of chart), it would reason to guess that this type of Draconic Charts would give a real soul purpose to the native in this particular lifetime. What exactly that purpose is? Lets explore some ideas 🙂 *Natal North Node at 0 degrees Aries* This causes ones Draconic Chart to look the same as their Natal Chart; all of the planets and aspects are conjunct when doing a synastry report between the two charts. The closer that your Natal North Node is to 0 degrees Aries, the more similar the two charts will appear. Here though, I’m talking about people that have their Natal North Node either at 0 degrees Aries or conjunct the Aries Point within 5 degrees. There are some theories that I have about what this can mean for the person who has this type of Draconic Chart (and mind you, these are all just theories that feel like they might be right). When studying these types of charts, there isn’t a whole lot out there about these types of Draconic Charts, so I figure I’d throw my ideas out there into the fray. As an aside, these charts are of particular interest […]
In the first posting about Draconic Charts, I went into what exactly they are and what they are thought to represent, along with my own personal beliefs about these charts. In this post, we’ll get into how one should approach reading a Draconic Chart and the lens in which they should probably be read. The Draconic Chart can either be read as it’s own entity, or can be read in conjunction with the Natal Chart. Really, I find the later is the more complete way to read these charts, but on their own they are also very interesting. Read in conjunction to the Natal Chart, you are looking at charts with two different types of energy and two different purposes. You can think of the Natal Chart as the outward manifestation energy and the Draconic Chart as the inward manifestation of energy. That’s not to say that the Natal Chart is only an outward manifestation of energy (clearly it isn’t when looked at on its own), but put up against the Draconic Chart the Natal Chart is infinitely more outward than the Draconic. Another way that I like to think of these charts is the Natal Chart is like the EGO and the Draconic Chart is one’s ID (like Freud’s theory of the ID, EGO and SUPEREGO). The Natal Chart is how one presents themselves in this lifetime, how they are in the here and now, the EGO of the charts. The Draconic Chart is primal like the ID, and […]
I’m going to be starting this blog off with a bang, talking about a subject within Astrology that I absolutely love. 🙂 Draconic Charts….they are absolutely fascinating. The idea behind them is that one’s Natal Chart is the native’s chart of this lifetime (obviously), but the Draconic Chart is the chart of the native’s actual soul, and it’s incredibly karmic. There actually seems to be some debate here as to if the Draconic Chart is the native’s chart of their most recent past life, of any single previous past life, or if it shows the chart of the native’s soul over multiple life times and the souls true nature in its purest form.  I tend to believe the last one…..something about that explanation just feels right. Using that as my definition of what a Draconic Chart is, lets begin. First off, these charts date back to Ancient Babylonia (so they would fall under the umbrella of “old as fuck” astrology). There was a long swath of history where they were not commonly used, but are now seeing an increase in popular usage (as they should, they are incredibly useful). Draconic, in Latin, translates loosely to something being Dragon-like. This something that is Dragon-Like are the Nodes of the Moon in the Draconic Chart (and the Nodes in the Natal Chart). The North Node is said to be the head of the dragon and the South Node is said to be the tail of the dragon.  In these charts, the 0 degree […]