Part One

Judy Hall Book Hades moon it is an important, powerful and valuable book for me. I keep lending my copy to grateful friends who then keep it, and I am again left without a copy. She defines a Moon of Hades as an aspect of Pluto, a Moon of Scorpio and possibly (I consider it), Moon in the 8th house. Even with an 8 degree out-of-sign conjunction of my Moon to Pluto, this aspect has been huge in my life. This blog series is dedicated to all men and women who have the courage to allow their feminine aspect to visit, embrace and transmute the dark shadows of Hades into Truth and Love.

For many years, I have been immersed in the metaphysical and spiritual study of the importance of the female connection to the dark shadow during this time of transition, so I was struck by the importance of Eris and Ceres joining Pluto as dwarf planets. Eris is new to me, but I have identified with Ceres and used it in my reading for over a decade. All three dwarf planets are intense. Eris is the Greek goddess of strife, war, discord, and creation that hints through chaos. Pluto is the liberation or abandonment of anything that prevents the process of death and rebirth. And Ceres experiences a quintessential Hades Moon experience when she must leave her child in the hands of her nemesis Pluto for 6 months out of the year in the underworld. There is no option for revenge, and his rage turns to deep pain when the lands he rules “die” in the winter season of Persephone’s absence. There is nothing she can do. Kidnapping is not negotiable.

Kelly Lee Phipps notes in a recent “Ceres and the Drive to Belong” article that wherever Ceres lands on her chart is the subject of surrender to loss and return. Eris asks us to be with the chaos. Pluto asks us to immerse ourselves in fire, enter Hades and not be intimidated by the dark nights of the soul. It is about transmutation at the highest level.


The second part

Judy Hall has a chapter in her book called “The Karmic Moon”. She opens with “No matter what it looks like, the Moon of Hades shows us some of the most deeply ingrained karmic problems that we have carried from incarnation to incarnation for a vast period of time.”

This involves the reality of reincarnation, which I can personally resonate with and use extensively in my clients’ readings. However, the idea of ​​reincarnation can also be a good way to explain something beyond our actual literal understanding in this very limited three-dimensional reality. Never mind. The framework is valid and correlates with the person’s early and prenatal experience as well. Karma can be defined as a neutral universal principle that essentially has to do with cause and effect.

Metaphorically, Pluto can be considered as the “evolutionary” intention of the soul, transmitted from past incarnations. Pluto is also closely linked to genetics and we know that the information we inherit in our DNA goes far beyond physical characteristics. We inherit the lineages of our ancestors on a spiritual, geographical and psychological level. We continue the work that is not completely ours. Everything is very mysterious!

My father has a Scorpio Moon, with a close Pluto / Sun conjunction in Cancer, and my mother has a Pisces Moon trine with a close Pluto / Venus conjunction in Cancer. No wonder I was born with a Hades Moon, and at least two of my four siblings were too. My ex-husband and father of my two daughters has no connection between Moon and Pluto, and neither do my daughters. My son, however, was born under the canopy of a nearby stellium with Chiron / Pluto / Moon (Sagittarius in the 7th house) and his father has a Moon / Pluto square.

The strong connection to the past may be intended to clear both personal and collective karma. Pluto is transmuted and the Moon is not just motherhood and emotions, but our lineage. It is also the past. And with Pluto, evil (or the darker side if you like) is never far away, whether operating from the inside or from the outside.

A stranger example of past lineage connection is the “story” of my son Damian. Her father wasn’t interested in getting involved (we had split up before I realized she was pregnant) and that was fine with me. The relatively short-lived relationship was a lustful nightmare. He changed his mind when his mother’s guru and self-proclaimed identifier of the embodied masters saw Damian as Chogyam Trungpa. The Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche is an important teacher in the Kagyu Buddhist lineage who narrowly escaped the Chinese invasion of Tibet, fleeing first to India at the age of 20, then moving to Scotland, England, and finally the United States, landing in Boulder. where I live. He established not only several meditation centers, but also Naropa University here in Boulder. He is well known for his book “Crazy Wisdom”, among others. Trungpa died in April 1987.

I didn’t take this seriously because it smelled too much of a “specialty” (a very powerful trap) that made me run in the opposite direction, while his father took the bait and started running in our direction. That is another blog. The guru whose mission it was to identify these souls traveled from Texas to visit me when I was pregnant. I didn’t like him, but I gratefully accepted the $ 800 check he gave me. I also chuckled, because at that point I had sensed that Damian had Down syndrome and was wondering what would happen to that revelation. I had chosen not to take any tests. He told me that I could look forward to the visit of Pema Chödrön, a well-known Buddhist teacher and disciple of Trungpa … I am still waiting.

During her first year I couldn’t go anywhere without someone stopping me to tell me that I had a “special” child, and that they weren’t just talking about his DS. Of course, it also has Neptune / South Node / Uranus in its Midheaven. Most of these people were middle-aged wise women who worked in the healing arts and looked like modern witches. One day, while I was shopping at one of our 7 (soon to be 8) health food stores, a smart, well-dressed, arrogant-looking stranger came over and asked if I wanted a “read.” Why not? Turns out it was Rennie Davis from the infamous Chicago Seven (originally eight) which also included Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Bobby Seale and others, charged with conspiracy in the 1960s related to the Vietnam War protests. Now it looks like he’s a venture capitalist and lecturer on meditation and self-awareness. He said he was there to inform me that Damian had a special destiny and that I was chosen as his mother because of the completely unconditional space I had for him. At least my life is not boring.

The initial intensity of this problem has lessened, but Damian is quite well known in Boulder.


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