✥ ARIES/1st House
"Nothing will work unless you do"― Maya Angelou
Self mastery depends on self direction and the personality is the one that shapes the individual ability to take on commitments and organise life. To the point, and practical at core due to the sense of the world asking the individual to step up early on.
✥ TAURUS/2nd House
“Stars and blossoming fruit trees: Utter permanence and extreme fragility give an equal sense of eternity.”― Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace
Recognising the patterns of nature and time,impressed by this yet holding a sense of sobriety and gravity. The classical sort of beauty, looking for timelessness that comes once the individual realises values can have forms attached to them that are at once ephemeral and yet the satisfaction derived from it is timelessly enriching.
✥ GEMINI/3rd House
“ I am not young enough to know everything. ”― Oscar Wilde
The mind getting to know how to operate with its limitations,recognising blockages and surfing through areas of confusion. Slow to make connections but understanding and careful with the ones the individual has,can become a teacher yet remain humble.
✥ CANCER/4th House
“Your only problem, perhaps, is that you scream without letting yourself cry.”― Friedrich Nietzsche
The internal life is subject to tension taken from the environment giving for rich emotions which can be suppressed. Mastery comes from creating safety, honouring personal intuition and needs. Releasing the inner world is difficult yet blissful and leads to self-understanding over time.
✥ LEO/5th House
“ To be able to stand up there in front of everyone and shriek as loud as you would, about hatred and love and rage and despair, scream at the top of your lungs and have it come out music. That would be something. “ — Margaret Atwood, Lady Oracle
There is a quality of self-censoring here, a strong inner critic that is superimposed upon confidence. Mastery arrives through courageous self-expression, acceptance of the self and its myriad of creative desires and honouring the personality, being in awe at the creative process.
✥ VIRGO/6th House
“ Already I was training my soul and my body to be able to endure. “ — Nikos Kazantzakis, The Rock Garden
The mind over matter application becomes very particular due to the temporal quality that is added, skills are honed in time and taken up with greater patience. Mastery is achieved through perfecting the means of accumulation of knowledge and its application rather than pure focus on the end result.
✥ LIBRA/7th House
“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.”― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Manon, Ballerina
The Laws of cause and effect and Karma can be understood with this placement. Its mastery relies on understanding and merging the inner world with the outer world, the response of the self to another and the response of the other to the self. Concrete peace loving actions can lead to more mature commitments.
✥ SCORPIO/8th House
“ It is better to drink of deep grief than to taste of shallow pleasures. ” ―William Hazlitt
Shying away from the superficial completely yet paradoxically holding deep fear of the uncontrolled self-aspects at times, mastery comes from understanding how fear and vulnerability can intertwine and releasing patiently what old fears have been stored in the self which prevent a satisfying movement of emotion and change.
✥ SAGITTARIUS/9th House
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”― Mary Oliver
The gifts of Jupiter come in the form of luck of a different kind. The individual must learn through seeing the expansive potential in ultimately limiting situations,yet also grows from understanding their own limited beliefs. A constant stepping outside of what one has learned due to the slow yet enriching accumulation of new meaning.
✥ CAPRICORN/10th House
“Absence, the highest form of presence.”― James Joyce
In the mundane sense, a lot of focus on mastery through working with one s limitations in all senses occurs. Yet as it matures, there is mastery for the placement when it comes to seeing creative potential and acts of service. This is the preparation for transcending the illusion of separation. Through working with fear and limitations that are either self imposed or imposed by external structures, if the personality masters the causes and effects of their own bonds they can grow beyond them and become their own authority. How this reflects spiritually is through internally becoming as vast as the dark night, knowing limits and materialism are a blank canvas useful to the designs of the soul yet not the source of spirit itself.
✥ AQUARIUS/11th House
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”― Mahatma Gandhi
A deep understanding of the existent structures drive the personality to seek what more there exists. There can be mastery through adding novelty. The paradox of having to be constant in changing, and that change itself is the only constant itself, leading to a personality which feels outside the framework of the usual and cannot stay tied to it for too long. Ultimately centred on servicing the whole yet not attaching to it.
✥ PISCES/12th House
“ Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final. ”― Maria Rainer Rilke
The successively internalised tension of the world made psychologically unconscious. Deep response to be stirred in heavy directions,being moved by gravity. Mastery comes through absolute acceptance of the self and whole as drifting through multiple states, where once again the only constant is change,yet here the making of this process noble and spirited is made through making the constant acceptance.This leads to healing as there are no more boundaries between self and the whole yet the life journey is understood as a fluid universal mold that can perform creatively with heavy energy and yet maintain inner peace.