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The TWELFTH House

Ashley Thiessen

Just as you and your mother were once seamlessly connected in the time before your birth, all life is connected together on a cultural, spiritual, and emotional level. Going down into the darkness of your emotional mind, you eventually emerge to discover how you are intertwined with all of creation, and vise versa. Here, you are in tune with the subtle undercurrents of the world, picking up on their fears, their dreams, their thoughts, their moods; trends, movements, and all your people's collective beliefs. These ideas slip into your head from the outside and you take them on as your own, like one small drop dissolving into an ocean of others.

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The ELEVENTH House

Ashley Thiessen

In the 10th House we wore our career, our chosen role in society, as a badge of honour. But you still retained some semblance of a separate identity in wanting to be famous and publically revered. In the 11th House, you begin to truly become a part of something greater than yourself by giving that up and dissolving into the crowd. 

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The TENTH House

Ashley Thiessen

The final three Houses in the cycle are about finally leaving behind your seperate, autonomous self or good, and fusing your identity with something greater than yourself. This is where you reunite with the collective, losing who you are to become a more prominent member of society. The first step into this last quarter is crossing the Midheaven and entering your 10th House of your career and public life.

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The NINTH House

Ashley Thiessen

This is a House of understanding and expansion. This is not a place for science and facts - it's where we attempt to offer answers to life’s big, unanswerable questions, and where we study profound topics more in-depth and offer our own insight into the world.

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The EIGHTH House

Ashley Thiessen

The 8th House would all the secrets hidden in those walls, which the inhabitants know of but never speak about. The moans and cries in the bedroom at night. An urn holding ashes. Gossip over inheritance. Secret porn, condom, or sex toy stashes. The parents fighting over each other's families, over the debt one racked up and the affairs the other one had. All of these are examples of seeing the dark, unlikable side of someone you are in an intimate relationship with, and what parts of you you try to hide from the outside world.

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The SEVENTH House

Ashley Thiessen

In many cultures, this first step out of adolescence and into adulthood coincides with marriage, or the formation of a serious romantic partnership. Young men courted young women, their families spoke to one another, and a wedding was announced. The daughter maybe given away to her new husband's family to live with them, or the newly wed couple would leave and build a home of their own. As a symbolic gesture in some places, she would replace her family surname with her new husband's name - literally leaving behind her old identity in favour of this new, shared one. No matter the place or period, the result was the same. No longer were these two seen as two separate people, but as a single married couple at the head of their own household.

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The SIXTH House

Ashley Thiessen

The 6th House signals the end of the first half of our rotation around the wheel, and so marks the end of our personal childhood development. Before we pivot across the DC and into our 7th House, however, we need to make sure we've grown into a sensible, responsible individual, capable of taking care of ourselves, before we invite a partner into our lives.

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The FIFTH House

Ashley Thiessen

The 5th House begins in the joys of our childhood. The movies we were excited to see, the television shows we watched every night, the music that was on the radio back then, the games we played, the toys we couldn't wait to get our hands on - all the things we loved so unapologetically, and coveted more than anything else in the world. 

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The FOURTH House

Ashley Thiessen

The 4th House is that familiar place we all sink into at the end of the day, when we turn away from the outside world and retreat into ourselves. It is the deepest, darkest, most intensely private and intimate place we own. The only people who see it are those who inhabit these same private places with us - our home, our family, our past, and our childhood. Ideally, these should all be womb-like places of comfort built on a secure foundation of trust, vulnerability, and protective, nurturing influences. But for some, the 4th House can be volatile and chaotic place we avoid coming home to. And for these people, the silence only brings the uneasiness and intrusive thoughts we'd been running away from all day.

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The FIRST House

Ashley Thiessen

Look at your personality, your chart, the entirety of who and what you are, and see it (metaphorically) as a house. Your Ascendant would be the front door, or what people see when they walk up and meet you for the first time. And your Planets in the 1st House would be the first thing they see when they open up that door.

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MERCURY

Ashley Thiessen

Whether you use your Mercury through teaching, building, fixing, writing, or speaking, it is a major component of your personality. And an often overlooked one at that! Too many astrologers talk about your Sun, your Moon, Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Pluto, skipping over half the planets in the process. But isn't how a person think just as interesting, if not more so, than every other aspect of their personality? Isn't Mercury worthy of your time?

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The PLANETS: All the Pieces of Your Astrological Personality

Ashley Thiessen

When you talk about your zodiac Sign (“I’m a Virgo/Scorpio/Taurus/Libra/etc.”), what you are referring to is your Sun Sign, or where the sun was on the day you were born. Most people know their Sun Sign, if only from being exposed to astrology through magazines and newspapers over the years. But most people don't take an actual look at their natal chart, and most don't know that you also have a Moon Sign, Mercury Sign, Venus Sign, and so on, each planet adding another layer of complexity to your personality.

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