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Learning lessons is a little like reaching maturity. You’re not suddenly more happy, wealthy, or powerful - but you understand the world around you better, and you’re at peace with yourself. Learning life’s lessons is not about making your life perfect, but about seeing life as it was meant to be.
—  Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Elisabeth Kubler Ross, July 8 1926, 10:45PM

I’ve told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation.Dying is something we human beings do continuously, not just at the end of our physical lives on this earth.”

The other day I noticed it was the birthday of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. I’m familiar with her story from my nursing training, but for those of you who don’t know, EKR was a Swiss psychiatrist who specialised in the dying process. Her ‘Five Emotional Stages of Death and Dying’ is a profound model that even after her death in 2004 remains in high esteem amongst the medical and psychiatric community. She viewed death as a ‘graduation’ from earth, and raised discussion about something most people regard as taboo or too scary to be spoken of. She wrote several books, all relating to the topic of death, including ‘Life after Death’, and ‘AIDS: The ultimate challenge’. In her chart we can pinpoint a propensity for discussion via the ever communicative third house Venus in Gemini. Gemini the messenger is at home in the writer’s third house, and Venus here indicates a love for the written word and sharing what is meaningful, accelerated by the sextile to sixth house Mercury in Leo. So, her service (sixth house) was directed through communicating what burns within her speaking (Mercury) heart (Leo). For EKR, this is the topic of life and passing over.

An interest in the dying process and the afterlife can be associated with a T-square with an eighth house Saturn in Scorpio apex. The eighth house is the house of ‘death’, combined with ultimate mentor Saturn in the forbidden Scorpio tomb. Here she was compelled to speak about taboo areas of life - death (Scorpio), and gain mastership (Saturn) over this domain of life. To accelerate Saturn’s affect, it forms the handle of the bucket chart, so all of her energies were directed through here. Saturn makes a square to twelfth house Jupiter in Aquarius. So here, we have the twelfth house where we reunite with the spirit guarded by jublient Jupiter. This could compel one’s promising view on death, where EKR  believed dying was a form of graduation - very fitting for the planet of ‘higher education’ when placed in the spirit house. A celebration, releasing balloons (Jupiter) when I go ‘home’ (twelfth house). This twelfth house Jupiter also likely relates to her search for guidance through ‘signs’ and ‘messages’, because this combination earmarks a great faith and spiritual occupation - a person who generally believes in a higher power. To form the T-square, Jupiter makes an opposition to Neptune in Leo in the sixth house squaring Saturn, so she likely believed that coaching others through their crossing to the other side was her act of service (sixth house) to the collective (Neptune). This eventuated into becoming a ‘master of death’, who passed Saturn’s school with honors. Very fitting for a Pisces ascending.

the ‘voice’ within (twelfth house) leading into the unknown (eighth house scorpio)

We have a strong fifth house emphasis which likely related to her own experiences during birth. Pluto in Cancer in the fifth house associates with her own traumatic (Pluto) birthing experiences when having her own children (fifth house) in which she suffered several miscarriages. But in Pluto’s majestic direction she learned the light of life (Pluto conjunct Sun) and developed a powerful resilience. We can associate a Sagittarius midheaven with physicians, because Sagittarius/Jupiter rule the realms of medicine and psychology, and this is very appropriate for a psychiatrist. A burly first house Mars in Aries meant she was a pioneer and frequently trailblazed into unknown territory, likely exaggerated by its first house conjunct to Uranus where she become a revolutionary (Uranus) in her area of research (trine Mercury). Her lasting legacy was truly helping people become comfortable with somewhere she had flown to numerous times in her life - the otherside.

-Cherry

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
—  Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.  These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. 
Beautiful people do not just happen.”

~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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Elisabeth Kubler Ross, July 8 1926, 10:45PM

I’ve told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation.Dying is something we human beings do continuously, not just at the end of our physical lives on this earth.”

The other day I noticed it was the birthday of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. I’m familiar with her story from my nursing training, but for those of you who don’t know, EKR was a Swiss psychiatrist who specialised in the dying process. Her ‘Five Emotional Stages of Death and Dying’ is a profound model that even after her death in 2004 remains in high esteem amongst the medical and psychiatric community. She viewed death as a ‘graduation’ from earth, and raised discussion about something most people regard as taboo or too scary to be spoken of. She wrote several books, all relating to the topic of death, including ‘Life after Death’, and ‘AIDS: The ultimate challenge’. In her chart we can pinpoint a propensity for discussion via the ever communicative third house Venus in Gemini. Gemini the messenger is at home in the writer’s third house, and Venus here indicates a love for the written word and sharing what is meaningful, accelerated by the sextile to sixth house Mercury in Leo. So, her service (sixth house) was directed through communicating what burns within her speaking (Mercury) heart (Leo). For EKR, this is the topic of life and passing over.

An interest in the dying process and the afterlife can be associated with a T-square with an eighth house Saturn in Scorpio apex. The eighth house is the house of ‘death’, combined with ultimate mentor Saturn in the forbidden Scorpio tomb. Here she was compelled to speak about taboo areas of life - death (Scorpio), and gain mastership (Saturn) over this domain of life. To accelerate Saturn’s affect, it forms the handle of the bucket chart, so all of her energies were directed through here. Saturn makes a square to twelfth house Jupiter in Aquarius. So here, we have the twelfth house where we reunite with the spirit guarded by jublient Jupiter. This could compel one’s promising view on death, where EKR  believed dying was a form of graduation - very fitting for the planet of ‘higher education’ when placed in the spirit house. A celebration, releasing balloons (Jupiter) when I go ‘home’ (twelfth house). This twelfth house Jupiter also likely relates to her search for guidance through ‘signs’ and ‘messages’, because this combination earmarks a great faith and spiritual occupation - a person who generally believes in a higher power. To form the T-square, Jupiter makes an opposition to Neptune in Leo in the sixth house squaring Saturn, so she likely believed that coaching others through their crossing to the other side was her act of service (sixth house) to the collective (Neptune). This eventuated into becoming a ‘master of death’, who passed Saturn’s school with honors. Very fitting for a Pisces ascending.

the ‘voice’ within (twelfth house) leading into the unknown (eighth house scorpio)

We have a strong fifth house emphasis which likely related to her own experiences during birth. Pluto in Cancer in the fifth house associates with her own traumatic (Pluto) birthing experiences when having her own children (fifth house) in which she suffered several miscarriages. But in Pluto’s majestic direction she learned the light of life (Pluto conjunct Sun) and developed a powerful resilience. We can associate a Sagittarius midheaven with physicians, because Sagittarius/Jupiter rule the realms of medicine and psychology, and this is very appropriate for a psychiatrist. A burly first house Mars in Aries meant she was a pioneer and frequently trailblazed into unknown territory, likely exaggerated by its first house conjunct to Uranus where she become a revolutionary (Uranus) in her area of research (trine Mercury). Her lasting legacy was truly helping people become comfortable with somewhere she had flown to numerous times in her life - the otherside.

-Cherry

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
—  Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
—  Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Learning lessons is a little like reaching maturity. You’re not suddenly more happy, wealthy, or powerful - but you understand the world around you better, and you’re at peace with yourself. Learning life’s lessons is not about making your life perfect, but about seeing life as it was meant to be.