Astrology reflects the internal dialog between the different parts of oneself, but at least now I know who to listen to and why. I am grateful to have this divinatory tool that helps make conscious what is unconscious in the psyche, and I delight in sharing the gifts of this Soul Messenger to whoever asks. She specializes in relationship, career, and soul direction and life purpose issues. You can contact Elizabeth Spring at ElizabethSpring aol. All of these sign placements are on www. The houses that the Nodes fall in are very important and you need your chart to see that.
To truly understand how it all fits together I recommend a personal reading. Email me: elizabethspring aol. Labels: Understanding the North and South Nodes. From the age of 40 to the age of 88 there are symbolic movements of the planets that mark times of significant life transitions. Planets are archetypal energies and will be explored at each life passage. A basic understanding of astrology is helpful but not required. Astrologer Steven Forrest's review of my new book:. What I like best is that she's done it honestly too, without taking cheap refuge in any happy-face platitudes.
I am always delighted to see astrology presented in such an intelligent way instead of being saddled with the usual market-place trivialities. Excerpt from "Astrology for the Third Act of Life". Every transit has what I call an upper octave and a lower octave of expression, and Neptune is a good example of this.
In a transit we usually experience both the higher octave and the lower octave of its expression. With Neptune we can see the archetype of the highest forms of spirituality: transcendence, compassion, creativity, and self-less love. And yet its lack of bound- aries can bring confusion and every kind of addiction imaginable.
Neptune wants to find a sense of transcen- dence; of ease and relief from the mundane—is it having a drink? And then another one and another? Or will you take a walk on the beach at dawn to catch a glimpse of the swans in flight? Neptune transits run the full range between great inspiration and hope, to despair; a higher octave expression and a lower octave. Usually we get a little mix of both, but often the strongest effect can be one of unclarity.
Your brain is simply processing things differently. If you lean away from fear during Neptune transits you can access the beauty and imaginative gifts of this time. Allow yourself to linger in nature, take photographs, do paintings, write songs and poetry and generally feed yourself as much inspiration as possible.
Go to the music concert. So often we have a choice between love and fear in our lives and we always benefit when we choose love. Yet because we usually get all that Neptune offers us, undercurrents of anxiety may still occur as we deal with these transits. What is calling to be done now? How is this going to play out? Sometimes with Neptune it can feel like the bottom falls out of a very organized life. In that case, a careful Saturnian re-evaluation needs to happen because with the lower octave of the Neptune transit there can be a temporary discouragement; a loss of ideals, dreams and spiritual direction.
It will return in time, after the Neptune transit has passed. This is also the time of life when death and separation is not uncommon; sometimes parents may be dying or children leaving home for school. That is an anchoring time. For women this is often a perimenopausal time. Liminal, or in-between times, are like times of reaching for a poetic state of mind. As you walk between them you see where you are going and what needs to be done; you strive for balance--patience and mindfulness are called for now; and Neptune will gladly give us that if we make that our intention.
Spiritual etiquette says we must ask for what we want. More Ponderings from my Journal :. I forget the words she said that day as we were having coffee together. But they were similar to the Eliot quote I was familiar with: " It is never too late to be who you might have been.
Age I take them 4 times a day spread out from am to am—yes, I wake up at am! Yes, I had shingles 5 years ago.
And then there are more, including the supplemental vitamins Why do I mention this? Just after my Second Saturn Return at age 59, I began writing books. I willingly lived with a schedule that got me up and at my writing desk at seven am most days. I gladly pushed myself for 6 or 7 hours a day I fought back tiredness and moderation as the adrenaline was flowing, and--many cups of coffee later over several years—I ended up with four published books and in the emergency room.
It was made worse by a cardiologist who gave me even more potent dangerous pills than I needed. What was I not conscious of before I became ill?
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What did I not want to admit? Was I pushing up against tired- ness or a deeper unwillingness to slow down? Was I afraid that if I stopped writing intensely every day I would lose my passion and energy for the project? So, does this qualify me to write about aging? Does seventy years and fourteen pills help me to qualify?
He was writing a new book on aging when he was in these years. One day, as he was laying down resting, the phone rang. It was his publisher saying that his book was good; but not good enough; it lacked depth and conviction.
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Puzzled, he laid down again and proceeded to have a major life-threatening stroke. For the next 5 years Ram Dass fought for his life and his ability to move and speak again. Now, he had no lack of conviction. But sometimes that is what it takes to do the humbling things that age demands. In my case it was years of illness and fourteen pills. For Ram Dass it was a phoenix like recovery; a near death experience that took enormous courage and work. Sometimes it takes a lot to acquire the humility that age demands. That was my case; I feared if I slowed down I would lose steam, lose the momentum and then fall prey to procrastination.
How hard it can be to find your- self at the peak of inspiration only to realize that you fear losing the endurance to express what you love!
Yet she returned many times to rescue both family members and non-relatives from the plantation system. She led hundreds to freedom in the North as the most famous "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, an elaborate secret network of safe houses organized for that purpose.
In , Tubman escaped to Philadelphia, then immediately returned to Maryland to rescue her family. Slowly, one group at a time, she brought relatives with her out of the state, and eventually guided dozens of other slaves to freedom. Traveling by night and in extreme secrecy, Tubman or "Moses", as she was called "never lost a passenger".
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Her actions made slave owners anxious and angry, and they posted rewards for her capture. After the Fugitive Slave Act of was passed, she helped guide fugitives farther north into Canada, and helped newly freed slaves find work. When the Civil War began, Tubman worked for the Union Army, first as a cook and nurse, and then as an armed scout and spy. The first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war, she guided the raid at Combahee Ferry, which liberated more than seven hundred slaves. After the war, she retired to the family home on property she had purchased in in Auburn, New York, where she cared for her aging parents.
She was active in the women's suffrage movement until illness overtook her and she had to be admitted to a home for elderly African-Americans that she had helped to establish years earlier. After she died in , she became an icon of American courage and freedom. It is very unfortunate that we do not know for sure when she was born. According to several biographies she was born in either or into slavery , which tells us very little about what her chart might have looked like.
Slaves' birthdays were not recorded. I'm sure if we did know, there would be significant aspects indicating her place in the fight for freeing slaves. If an analysis of her personality is possible maybe via quotes, etc , it might be feasible to reconstruct her chart. Like if she showed, for example, Cancer Moon and Scorpio Sun traits, we could assume she had those placements and determine a possible birthday from that.
Oh yeah, I just remembered that when she was about twelve she suffered a head injury which put her in a coma for like a month, and would fall asleep at random times for the rest of her life as a result. She died at about 93 years old in , if that helps rectify a chart.
Harriet Tubman was born into slavery, so it was easy for her to understand why it was necessary to help others escape this inhuman condition, as she had done. As a result of a brutal accident caused by an irate slave owner, Harriet suffered a head injury which was said to have caused her to have visions -- vivid dreams and claims that she was receiving message from God. Given that she was born under the most visionary sign in the zodiac, it could be that Harriet truly was inspired by a power greater than anyone on the earthly plane.
Published by New World Library. Source notes for quotes and facts here are in the book. Harriet Tubman famous conductor of the Underground Railroad helped many escaping slaves to get to freedom in the years before the American Civil War.