If we cannot name it, if our word falls short, if we are so intimidated by the power of others that we censor ourselves, if we hide our sorrows in silence, then, in these two months a door opens. We are entering a new cycle of growth and learning.
We open ourselves to the opportunity to learn to speak ever closer to our truth, ever closer to the source of power that is our emotional truth.
The danger in this transition – from the nodal axis of Cancer-Capricorn to Gemini-Sagittarius – is that we disconnect from our body and our emotions.
North Node – Meaning
The danger is that we disperse ourselves in the game of mental overstimulation, in the fantasies made in the air, in romantic idealizations (affective, spiritual and creative) that do not have the roots and foundation necessary to sustain us in time.
The dissociation between the mind and the body, between the mind and the emotion, is revealed through the “no” that we could not name in time. Those non-consensual spaces – subtle or explicit – in which our word had no voice.
It is revealed in the abyss that we recognize when our mind does one thing and our body does another. It is revealed when we thought we loved something or someone enough to commit ourselves to caring for the bond, and our actions show otherwise.
It is revealed when we recognize how our confusion keeps us trapped in the head, between angels and devils that we project outside. It is revealed in recognizing ourselves disconnected from the source of the truth that we are.
We lose the mask. Romantic union can be both physical, which makes us feel good or the deepest and most honest connection with another person (such as, for example, tantric s*x, an Eastern esoteric doctrine that worships worldly pleasures as a means to achieve spiritual realization).
During the month of May Venus, Saturn and Jupiter retrograde. Next month Mercury joins. It is a reflective, internal time.
It is a time of deep questions and adjustments. Jupiter – retrograde in Capricorn as of May 14 – leads the first revelations of the south node in Sagittarius.
At the very least, we have to lower the expectations placed on our aspirations and ambitions. Reducing implies simplifying, being realistic.
Jupiter in Capricorn wants to climb the mountain of manifestation. Jupiter retrograde tells us about a necessary review of long-term strategies – of the commitments and responsibilities that we are willing and willing to assume – to materialize our potentials. The question is, is our ambition realistic?
In our mind everything is big and achievable. In theory everything is creatable. However, from the intimate perspective of the body, emotion and affections, from the desires of the soul, the narrative changes.
In this month of May we are attentive and attentive to the narrative changes. Little by little a history is being dismantled whose laws, and body of beliefs, no longer sustain us.
At the same time, we walk and weave, day by day, the one that sustains us today. What sustains us today and will sustain tomorrow in the story that we want and are going to tell.
8th House – Meaning
House 8 is known as the “House of Regeneration”. The challenge that brings personality to the need for evolution.
Transcending personal limits through internal reflection and change. This House is ruled by Scorpio and Mars (in traditional Astrology) and by Pluto (in modern Astrology).
The 8th House represents the most intimate relationships and the emotional transformations that result from this interaction. It is the House where personal crises occur and where the most profound personality changes occur.
The good-looking people in this House tend to try harder and harder to improve.
On the other hand, people with tense planets in the 8th House resist the process of personal transformation. They can start the process, but they usually give up before completing it.
Key Words – interaction, birth-death-resurrection, integration, romantic union, regeneration, extended consciousness, loss, emotional charge, childhood memories, inheritance, other people’s money, sharing, and metaphysics
House 8 covers several areas. It is a House opposite to House 2, the “property and personal values” and, for this reason, it is also called “the House of the property of others”.
The signs and planets positioned in the 8th House suggest how we behave financially in marriage and at work, and in inheritance and wills.
Jupiter in this House, for example, indicates an economically prosperous marriage, the possibility of receiving an inheritance or good financial results in a commercial partnership.
However, poorly positioned Saturn may suggest a marriage that is financially poor or has great financial difficulties, debt, or financially disastrous business partnerships.
The 8th House manages the money and assets of others through banking, stockbrokers, financial analysts, and accountants.
However, this House represents more than the money of others. It also describes how we are willing to share our wealth and how we relate to others.
Expanding on what we started in the 7th House, the Eighth House is the essence of relationships: what happens when two people – each with their temperament, their material resources, their value system, their needs and their biological clock – begin to be related. Two worlds meet. Each one with its peculiarities and way of being.
Several questions and possible conflicts arise: how are we going to use the money we have? Do we consume, invest or save? When are we going to have intimate relationships? For me, once a week is enough, but my partner comes to me every day.
In my opinion, sometimes physical punishment is necessary to discipline children, but the other is absolutely against this. I don’t like his friends and I prefer to go out and meet my own. Who will win and who will yield? If there is no desire to make things work, marriage easily becomes a battlefield each day.
The 8th House is naturally associated with the planet Pluto and the sign Scorpio, being also called the “house of sex, regeneration and death”.
According to mythology, the virgin Persephone is kidnapped by Pluto (or Hades in Greek mythology), the god of the underworld and of the dead, who takes her to the underworld. When she returns to the upper world, she is a woman and not the innocent teenager of yore.
This myth reminds us that a deep relationship with a person has the ability to change us. Our ego and our personality are transformed when we immerse ourselves in the world of the other. We adapt to live together. We can even stop being the same person. We die as an isolated “I” and are reborn as a “we”.
Our romantic nature is represented in the 8th House. In intimacy, we become fragile, exposing the part of ourselves that we normally hide from others.
We lose the mask. Romantic union can be both physical, which makes us feel good or the deepest and most honest connection with another person (such as, for example, tantric sex, an Eastern esoteric doctrine that worships worldly pleasures as a means to achieve spiritual realization).
When we interact with others, we give something of ourselves and receive anything else in return. But the way we relate to each other also reflects the nature of experiences.
North Node in 8th House – Meaning and Symbolism
The relationship between parents and children, childhood memories, the environment and family relationships in general, leave traces in life and condition the various roles we play (as children, parents, couples).
We are all born fragile and dependent. We are not self-sufficient nor do we begin to explore the world on our own within hours of birth. We need someone’s love and protection. Food and care. These feelings are contained, for the vast majority of us, in the mother figure.
The loss of the mother’s love doesn’t just mean the loss of someone close to us; it can mean abandonment and death.
This fear of losing the love of someone significant can then be projected into relationships of great emotional dependence or violent crisis of jealousy. The fear of being abandoned, of not being loved, of being left alone.
However, if this dependency exists when we are babies, it is not true in adulthood. We are in a position to guarantee our survival. Knowing these truths exposes the source of our emotions and the emotional charge we bring to relationships, especially marriage, and helps us understand why certain attitudes and behaviors.
Feelings of anger and violence can also reflect childhood experiences. Understanding why we feel this way, going back to past experiences, when we depended on another person to meet our most basic needs and combat frustration, can give us some answers.
Only when we recognize the worst in ourselves and negative emotions (envy, intolerance, greed, revenge, cruelty, jealousy, anger), which generally manifest themselves in the relationship with the other, is it possible to deconstruct our “I”, evolve and be reborn. It is not possible to improve something if we are not aware of what it is.
Only in this way do we evolve as people, become better and align ourselves with the image we would like to have of ourselves.
House 8 forces this reflection. The dark side needs to be exposed so that it can be seen. “There is no worse blind than he who does not want to see.”
This does not mean that, in order to combat the negative energies that reside in us, we have to exploit and reach everything and everyone.
Only this awareness allows us to prevent destructive behaviors, for ourselves and for others.
The 8th House is a complex area, dealing with the most basic and hidden emotions of the personality.
So hidden that sometimes we can’t even recognize them ourselves. Through the study of the birth chart, we can abandon unnecessary baggage.
That brings nothing and only charges the spirit. This House reminds us that sometimes it is necessary to destroy to make room for something better.
The 8th House also refers to the way we view the planet and natural resources. If we look at them from a selfish perspective and exploit them solely for our own benefit or, if we share and protect it, for the good of all.
The 8th House also reveals the way we perceive the hidden and mysterious world. We can be more or less sensitive. Believe or not in the mystical side of our human existence. Death itself can be seen as the end of everything or as a gateway to a higher plane.
However, the loss is not just physical death. Throughout life we face various moments and types of losses.
The 8th House talks about this topic. If a certain relationship that conditioned our identity ends, a part of us is lost with it. So there is a need to be reborn. To create a new identity.
On the other hand, if our career suffers a setback and we are forced to do something with which we do not identify, we will experience this feeling of loss, that something has ended and we cannot get it back.
Once again, we have to reinvent ourselves and build something new from a previous reality that has since died out.
Life itself is made up of stages, each with different challenges. From babies we become children. From children to adolescents. From teens to adults.
Each of these phases of development corresponds to various obligations and expectations. These are stages of learning that converge on who “we are.”
Even so, while “we are”, we do not stop evolving, reflecting, changing. Much of this transformation results from our interaction with the outside world and what we contribute to ourselves as a result of interacting with others. What we do with this experience is an individual decision.
The signs and planets present in the 8th House indicate the way in which these transition phases are presented.
A person with a strong 8th House tends to live as if her life were a book with several chapters or like a play, with various changes of scenery.