Hey Cherry! Im trying to understand how the houses work. Could you explain/ guide me somewhere where I could understand it better? Thanks!
Hey, the houses are the experiences and life themes we direct the sign and planet through. The four angular houses are the most significant:
The First House/First house cusp - Ascending: My instant, environmental responses The Seventh House/Seventh house cusp - Descending: Who I attract The Tenth House/Tenth house cusp - Midheaven: Who I want to be/who the public thinks I am/success story The Fourth House/Fourth house cusp - Imum Coeli: Where I came from, mother, psychological base
Second House: Values, Finances, Sensuality, Body Third House: Immediate perception, Communication, Expression Fifth House: Pleasure, Play, Children, Creativity Sixth House: Service, Health, Daily Living Eighth House: Transformation, Magic, Death, Joint Finances Ninth House: Awareness, Spiritual Search, Philosophy, Pilgrimage Eleventh House: Friends, Social inclusion, Dreams Twelfth House: Sacred space, Privacy, Alone time, Infinity
Each of the houses is ruled by its corresponding sign on the zodiac, and you can see how they reflect the theme of the sign, like Aries ruling the 1st house of self expression and identity, and Pisces ruling the 12th house of dream and delirium. The houses bring the signs and planets to life. These are the places on the atlas we express the qualities through. Does your sun Leo dance through the joy of friends in the eleventh house, or is his lion heart put to work and used to serve others in the sixth house? This is one of the great joys of astrology. I have more info on here http://astrolocherry.com/tagged/faqq/
The third eye is a mystical concept referring to an invisible eye that provides perception beyond ordinary sight. It is located between, & just above, the eyebrows, & acts like a gate that leads to inner realms & higher consciousness. Its vibrational frequency is related to insight & intuition. Its associated color is indigo, & its element is light.
Acacia: Blessing, raising of vibration, and protection via spiritual elevation. Agrimony (cocklebur): Helps to overcome fear, dispel negative emotions, and overcome inner blockages. Allspice: Adds strength to will and gives determination and perseverance. Gives added vitality and energy. Also good for social gatherings: increases harmony, sympathy, and cooperation between people and stimulates friendly interaction and conversation. Almond: Attracts money. Promotes alertness and wakefulness. Aloe: Promotes patience, persistence, and resolve. Also inner healing and overcoming blockages. Amber: Mental clarity and focus. Protection from harm, outside influences, and psychic attack. Ambergris: Strengthens the effect of anything it is added to or used with. By itself, gives strength and vitality (substitute: cypress and patchouli mix) Anise: Psychic opening and clairvoyance. Opens third eye. Aids in perception of and connection to the Divine. Aphrodisia: Passion, sexuality, and romance. Apple or Apple Blossom: Promotes peace of mind, contentment, happiness, and success in all undertakings. Apricot: Encourages sexuality and sensual passion. An aphrodisiac. Asafoetida: Protection and banishing negativity. Azalea: Encourages light spirits, happiness, and gaiety. Banana: Helps overcome serious blockages or obstacles. Basil: Promotes sympathy, financial prosperity, peace, and understanding. Helps to avoid arguments and clashes. Bayberry: Good fortune, blessing, and money and prosperity. Bay Leaf (laurel): Protection and purification. Repels negativity. Promotes good fortune, success, and victory. Benzoin: Used for cleansing and purification. Helps to remove blockages. Promotes strength, confidence, and willpower. Strengthens the effect of anything it is added to or used with. Bergamot: Protection and prosperity. Combined with mint to work faster. Birch: Spiritual and psychic opening, connecting with spirit helpers. Promotes balance, harmony, in connection to others. Camphor: Increases one’s persuasiveness and personal influence. Adds strength to any mixture it is a part of. Also used for purification.
Pineal Gland is a pea-sized gland in the exact geometric center of the brain and comes from the root word “pinea” which is Latin for “pinecone”. Pinecone symbolism appears all over the ancient world from the Sumerian, Greek, and Roman traditions.
It is often associated with the Third Eye or the Ajna Chakra, when activated, leads one to higher realms of Consciousness. The Third Eye gives us perception of the Universe around us through the five senses. Pineal Gland represents the point at which the body receives energy from the Universe that keeps our lives sustained; the main access point between the astral body and the physical body. Without awareness of the Universe, you have no point of reference at which you have self awareness. Without self awareness, you have neither Consciousness nor logical thought.
Pineal gland is thought to secrete a chemical known as DMT, “The Spirit Molecule”. DMT is believed to be released during dreaming, spiritual and mystical experiences, and during the time of death. It’s a chemical compound that, when ingested, has the most powerful hallucinogenic effects out of any other drug.
When activated, the Pineal Gland becomes the line of communication with the higher planes. The Crown Chakra reaches down until its vortex touches the Pineal Gland. Prana, or pure energy, is received through this energy center in the head. With practice, the vibration level of the astral body is raised, allowing it to separate from the physical. Pineal Gland is considered the most powerful and highest source of Ethereal energy available to humans.
To activate the Third Eye and perceive higher dimensions, the Pineal Gland and the pituitary body must vibrate in unison, which is achieved through meditation and/or relaxation. When a correct relationship is established between personality, operating through the pituitary body, and the Soul, operating through the Pineal Gland, a magnetic field is created. The negative and positive forces interact and become strong enough to create the “Light in the Head”. With this “light” activated, astral projectors can withdraw themselves from the body, carrying the light with them.
Consciousness is raised from an emotional nature into an illumined awareness when the Pineal Gland is lifted from dormancy. When our sense of Ego and personality are set aside and we keep our mental energy intact, we can become conscious of the non-physical, our Inner Self, the subconscious, through different practices to activate the “Light”.