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Archive for May, 2017

Sub Rosa, Angelic Flowers and the Night Sky
By Dikki-Jo Mullen, Astrologer and Parapsychologist
“Sub rosa” means “under the rose”. This most beautiful and cherished of flowers represents discretion and esoteric secrecy, sacred truths and information is protected and sealed by the rose. For at least 5000 years roses have been referenced in art and literature as symbols of everything from love to alchemy to politics. Here is a print of my original rose painting, blessed for you to attract what personal joy the cherished rose symbol promises for you as you peruse this meditation which came at May’s Full Flower Moon in 2017 as a poetic dream ….

Morning Rose Petals – A Poetic Meditation
Now when the heart longs and wishes with dreams, visions will blossom from a rosebud and it is an angel, a fairy who brings this whisper, this touch. Walking in a garden and star watered by the light of the moon. The heart is uplifted, warmed as the roses whisper. Voices, fragrance as messages from the heavenly ones appearing as angels, deep within roses, the fairy globes

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Astrology and The Neighbors
Your Horoscope Reveals All!
By Dikki-Jo Mullen

“Every day I wish those Johanssens would move to Siberia!” exclaimed Tabby. Her voice trembled with rage and her eyes filled with tears of anguish.
Usually my client Tabby is an intelligent, calm and popular individual. Her speech is peppered with amusing quips delivered with a good humored smile. However all that had changed during the past few weeks. Her whole life has become clouded by a series of confrontations with her neighbors.
From the outside looking in it can be hard not to laugh at the series of little incidents which had erupted into this full blown feud. It all began with a parking dispute. Then it became inflamed when Tabby’s cat bested the Johanssen’s cat in a feline squabble. Out and out warfare came about when the Johanssen’s 10 year old daughter put a garden hose in Tabby’s young daughter’s bedroom window and turned the water on.
Any temptation to laugh at all of this is quickly squelched though with one glance at Tabby’s face as she describes how the accelerating vendetta has impacted her. Unfortunately this scene isn’t at all unusual. With populations rising many of us are living at closer and closer quarters with many different kinds of neighbors. Apartment complexes, condominiums and zero lot line suburban housing projects generate clashes between those who are jammed together.
What can you do when confrontations seem inevitable with a difficult neighbor? This unhappy experience is one most of us have at least once. Aside from some common sense guidelines (such as not jumping to conclusions or over reacting) a glance at your horoscope can help. The 3rd house is the area which describes neighbors and the roles they will play in your life. Begin by considering the sign ruling your 3rd house at birth, then study any planets in that section for deeper insights. Your familiar Sun sign offers an easy and effective starting point.

Aries
Mercury and the sign of Gemini are the neighbor indicators for you. They might be talkative, filled with curiosity (Ok, nosey) and ask innocent questions which seem to encourage gossip. Be careful about revealing confidential information, don’t talk about one neighbor to another. Mail delivery, transporting children to school, commuter travel, bicycle traffic and loud outdoor phone bells and conversations can trigger complaints. A neighbor might be a teacher or media specialist.

Taurus
Your neighbors are described by the Moon and the sign of Cancer. There can be a number of multi-generation families nearby. Small children playing can get overly protective nanas and mamas upset if the kiddies argue over games and toys. Children and the elderly can be at the center of adult controversies. Ethnic group differences can come into play. Relationships might improve if one takes time to understand the cultural traditions neighbors have grown up with. Much pride will be taken in nice yards, furnishings and decorations. Compliment neighbors on their homes and children, then they will become staunch allies. One neighbor might be a historian or work in food and hospitality.

Gemini
Leo and the Sun describe your 3rd house of neighbors. Great pride will be taken in image and reputation. Some neighbors might seem to be snobs. The phrase “keeping up with the Joneses” is apt. Get along well with your neighbors by letting them shine. Don’t be overly competitive, find what they take pride in and offer an occasional word of praise. Flamboyant Sun-Leo energies love a party. Neighborhood block parties, barbecues or yard sales can be appealing to them. Be tolerant if neighbors have noisy gatherings and invite them over once in a while if giving a party of your own. One of them might work in tourism or the theater.

Cancer
Virgo and Mercury rule your neighbors. Health and safety factors as well as small animals all come into play. Keep your pets under control, don’t let them bark or prowl where unwanted. Be tolerant of their pets too. You might criticize neighbors too much or live near those who are fussy perfectionists. Be cautious about circulating petitions or voicing complaints to head off misunderstandings. A neighbor could work in health care or computer technology.

Leo
Libra and Venus are descriptive of your neighbors. You might socialize a great deal, or perhaps belong to the same clubs and organizations. If single there could be a romantic involvement. I had one client with Venus in her 3rd house of neighbors who actually married the guy across the street! Usually you’re fortunate regarding neighbors. They tend to be well mannered, artistically inclined an interested in neighborhood beautification projects. Neighbors might offer advice about remodeling or landscaping your home. Accept this graciously. Plant pretty flowers and shrubs to hide garbage containers. One neighbor could be a photographer or attorney.

Virgo
Your neighbors are described by Scorpio and Pluto. This can be one of the more difficult patterns for keeping the peace. Neighbors can have vastly diverse life styles and values. Don’t try to change them, but try to “put yourself in their shoes”. There can be some break-ins and legal infractions afoot. If you dislike someone, use care. All is often not as it seems. Accidents or wicked weather or other adversities have a way of drawing neighbors closer together, encouraging better communication and camaraderie. Look for ways to resolve apparent problems and you can spark the catalyst to assure good will. Your neighbors will be secretive, you might not ever know what they really do or who they are.

Libra
Jupiter and Sagittarius are your neighbor indicators. Managing wild or stray animals as well as issues linked to pets can create sensitive issues. Larger dogs, horses, goats or unusual/exotic animals can be a part of neighborhood dynamics. Folks can be blunt and tactless, try not to get offended too easily. Athletic events can be popular. One client with this configuration in her horoscope lives on a street which is always being closed off to allow marathon runners access. This has created much grief and anger. Very religious neighbors who invite you to their churches can be nearby, you might also find yourself residing near a school. Honesty and a liberal attitude will help you keep the peace. A neighbor could be a pastor, athlete or animal trainer.

Scorpio
Capricorn and the planet Saturn describe your neighborhood situation. You might be forced to live near those who seem to be of a lower socio-economic level. If you secretly see the neighbors as “blue collar red necks”, keep this observation to yourself. The age gap can be a hurdle. Older housing, cramped drive ways and tiny yards cn pose situations to cope with. In a positive sense historic preservation, preserving land marks and traditions can connect neighbors in a constructive way. There always seem to be repair projects afoot. Seek ways to keep this quiet and safe. Neighbors can be retirees or maintenance workers.

Sagittarius
Uranus and Aquarius are your astrological neighbor indicators. Very unusual eccentric characters can dwell near you. If not, then conservative neighbors can view you as the odd one out or the weirdo! Neighbors will usually come across as friendly, but you would do well to keep contact impersonal. Until you gradually get to know more about individual neighbors, just offer a friendly wave from a distance. Neighbors can have many gadgets such as alarms, cameras, unusual lights or holiday decorations operating. Some of them might try to organize a neighborhood watch or e-mail exchange. There can be much coming and going punctuated by unexpected moves in and out. There’s never a dull moment in your neighborhood. A neighbor might be a ghost tracker, psychic or astrologer.

Capricorn
Your neighbor are described by Neptune and Pisces. There can be at least one handicapped, disturbed or depressed person nearby. Expect be some barriers initially in figuring them out. Don’t discount alcohol, etc. as a factor. Before complaining about an ornery neighbor to the authorities, be sure you are right in doing so. Neighbors can be hypersensitive and easily upset. Good or bad, they aren’t as they first seem. A few kind gestures on your part can work wonders. Offer help if someone seems to need it. Water rights, zoning regulations and boundaries, the location of property lines, might have to be resolved at some point. A neighbor might be a sailor, mystic or beach comber.

Aquarius
Aries and Mars are your astrological indicators concerning neighbors. They might be especially proud of their motorcycles and race cars. There can be some issues about racing them up and down the street. Neighbors will be assertive and won’t hesitate to let you know their concerns. You might live near law enforcement or military personnel. Someone wants to run the neighborhood, expect a power struggle. Assert yourself in a good humored way. Anger can flair up and then die down if you’re patient. There can be someone who believes in carrying weapons to be aware of. If the neighborhood is a dangerous one use care in firearm control. Usually a grudge isn’t held though. Leave a neighbor who is momentarily upset alone and chances are all will be forgiven and activities forgotten. A neighbor could be a soldier or mechanic.

Pisces
Your neighbors are described by Taurus and Venus. Usually they will want to preserve the status quo in their routine activities while upholding conservative values. If you’re a newcomer, don’t try to change things right away. Try to fit into the picture amicably as it is. Some of your neighbors might be into real estate and landscaping, so maintaining a nice yard may endear you to them. Others among them might be bankers, musicians or artists. Your neighbors will be impressed if you appear to be classy and affluent with a high income. Try to appreciate your neighbors, the same set might be near you for many years to come. Expect less coming and going in your neighborhood than usual. A neighbor might be a business person.
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Additional Neighbor Notes For Everyone
After considering neighbors using your solar 3rd house guidelines above, consider the entry for your ascendant or rising sign and also natal planets in your 3rd house for deeper insights. By transit, Mars crossing through the 3rd can generate a cycle of tension among neighbors. Jupiter can bring a helpful or gifted neighbor your way. An eclipse in the 3rd house can promise new neighbors and/or a long time one who has been a fixture in the area departing. Also eclipses and outer planet transits in your 3rd house can indicate sink holes, construction projects or other upsets which profoundly change the neighborhood.

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