Family Feuds As Microcosms Of The Macrocosm Of World Wars

Home sweet home

Where there is righteousness in the heart,
There is beauty in the character.
Where there is beauty in the character,
There is harmony in the home.
Where there is harmony in the home,
There is order in the nation,
And when spiritual order has come to each nation,
There will be peace in our world.

Chinese Proverb

We are in relationship with all life and all life is in relationship with us. Everybody is in need of making peace through finding healing for all their relationships: the one with God and the Universe, with ourselves and all we come into contact with. This part of the jottings is trying to help you do just that.

The Sun in my birthchart is in  Libra, if that means anything to you. Libra is the peacemaker of the zodiac and the sign of marriage, partnerships and relationships in general. My Moon is in Cancer, the Moon’s own sign where its influence is felt with particular strength. From as far back as I can remember, I have put the greatest value on family life. Astrologically, Cancer represents the mothering and nurturing principle of the Divine, the Great Mother of all life, the Goddess. Her greatest love and concern is for a sound basis for all Her children with regard to home and mother, family, ancestry and country.

Bearing these things in mind it is hardly surprising that, as soon as my own children had grown into adulthood, I dedicated my work to the nourishment of my spiritual family, the whole of humankind. From this it follows quite naturally that my attention has always been particularly focused on the healing of relationships of all kinds, especially within families. As a devoted family person, it always saddened me deeply why my family life – especially the earlier part of it – had to be so difficult and traumatic.

This part of my writings is specially dedicated to my quest into finding why this should have been so. I am willing to share with you the insights I have gained in the hope that they will help you to get a better understanding of the complexities and difficulties that lie behind your family life. May my observations succeed in pointing you too in the direction of looking for and finding ways to ease and resolve at least some of the issues that are hidden behind all family life, in the spiritual background of the higher levels of our being.

Mud can make you prisoner and the plains can bake you dry;
Snow can burn your eyes, but only people make you cry.
Home is made for coming from, for dreams of going to,
Which with any luck will never come true.

From ‘Paint your Wagon’ by Lerner & Loewe

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Those words surely were spoken from the heart and soul of all those who are deeply unhappy at home. Though all too frequently family life is like that, it doesn’t have to be. Should you be one of those who wish to create more peaceful relationships at home and in the world around you, you have come to the right place. If you are not already aware of this, you will soon discover in this part of the jottings that Astrology has a valuable contribution to make towards this goal.

Saturn, the planet of Karma and the stern taskmaster of the Zodiac, at the end of October 2009, moved into Libra, the sign of relationships, marriage and partnerships of all kinds. Saturn’s transit through this sign will take approx. two and a half years. During this period each one of us is likely to encounter extra tests and trials in all our relationships, which will provide us all with great learning opportunities. This, however, is only possible for those who understand what is at stake and who perceive Saturn’s lessons in the right light. This enables them to approach all their relationships with love in their hearts, for themselves and all others. The Universe in its infinite wisdom requires that, at special times like this Saturn transit, there is an increased need for handling those around us with at least a measure of Its wisdom. That is why it provides it all for those who are ready to receive it and therefore willing to listen.

It is good to know that in Libra Saturn is in its exaltation and that natural help is coming everybody’s way, even if at times we forget to ask for it. A planet is said to be strong or in the old terms ‘dignified’ when it is either in the sign it rules or in the sign in which it is exalted. This is when the essential and most positive qualities of the energies of the planet involved can unfold to its best and developed to its highest potential. More of this theme later. To celebrate Saturn’s transit through its sign of exaltation and to enable as many as possible to take full advantage of the energies available at this time, the idea for sharing in this form with you the learning of a whole lifetime spent in Libra.

Many of the insights and observations in this section were written down, revised and edited time and again, in the course of many a year. Like all of the Astro Files, they are essential ingredients of my recipe for bringing peace to our world through more serene and loving relationships. Each one of my interpretations of the Sun signs aims to help anyone who is interested in developing more tolerance towards their own foibles and peccadilloes, as well as those of their fellow travellers on the journey of Earth life that at present is taking ever more of us home into the awareness of our true nature and origin.

Everything you find here, the same as in all other parts of my writings, is given in the hope that it may prove useful for wise ones who wish to find more contentment and happiness in life, and to establish peace by improving and healing their relationships.

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The above is a chapter from ‘Astrology As A Lifehelp In Relationship Healing’.
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