Clockwise house rotation in soul-level sidereal astrology.
18-21 January 2014
In the course of readings pursuant to the previous post, I came upon Nick Anthony Fiorenza's remarkable essay entitled
Your Natal Cross & Clockwise House Rotation in Soul-level Sidereal Astrology.
I've often appreciated the caliber of Fiorenza's astrological and archetypal studies at The Lunar Planner but, at this
time of personal transition, his well-illustrated and concisely delineated presentation of sidereal clockwise house rotation is particularly resonant.
In contrast to counter-clockwise house rotation, which is fitting to the aspiring personality looking upward, seeking soul-level awareness, clockwise house rotation is far more fitting if we are exploring soul-level
sidereal astrology, as we are looking down from soul-level awareness upon incarnate life. With clockwise house rotation we are facing the movement of the planets, embracing their energetics, rather than be blown
around by them in circle, or worse yet running in reaction from the experience they bring. Clockwise house rotation matches a day's unfoldment as the Sun rises and the east (ASC) and sets in the west DSC): The
IC is mid-night. The ASC (the eastern rising stars) is sunrise, day-break. The MC is noon, the day's culmination. The DSC (western setting stars) is sunset, days end. This east to west direction is also Earth's
precessional direction, the opposite direction of planetary movement around our Sun. Precessional movement of Earth's pole (and the vernal axis) through heavens reveals the evolutionary cycle of the soul collective
Consider first that soul descends from the MC to IC (actually from the Zenith, the location of birth, down through the Earth to the Nadir, (the opposite location) thus grounding, becoming fully incarnate.
As explained above, the Zenith and Nadir projected through the birth meridian becomes the MC-IC axis in the ecliptic, with the MC-IC axis revealing the nature of soul's overlay upon the physical vessel through
which soul expresses. This energetic then begins to express through chart in a clockwise direction, from the IC toward the ASC.
Clockwise house rotation beginning at the IC is shown here in four sidereal radices. Mine, at upper left, includes selected fixed stars, asteroids, and Arabic Parts in close relation, with very close conjunctions
indicated in red.*
Among the many interesting insights generated through this house-rotation exercise, the significance of the lunar nodal shift from 3/9 (EH, geocentric, tropical) to 12/6 (Alcibitius, sidereal) has been most surprising,
referring here to the merit of the postulate in psychoemotional terms I'm still considering this, in some respects. My core focus may indeed be described in terms of psychophysical health and healing, but, from
another perspective, also cast as pursuit of philosophical truth. Cognitive schemata prove useful to the extent one is able to step outside, reassess and reapply, adapt as necessary, or abandon as appropriate. The
schema is simply a tool, a means of conceptualizing and apprehending.
New material presenting in this house-rotation study has involved identification of archetypal principals I accept may bear on current transformational initiatives. A real revelation are
Narcissus and Ixion,
closely conjunct Neptune R, apex of the core kite formation focused on Venus and Vesta (+ Ceto and
Hermes) these patterns do not surprise completely, since narcissism has been a subject of study for many years,
but they bear on shadow structures now being examined as TSaturn opposes the stellium in Aries/Taurus (5th house, in the new schema).
this chart, generated at Serennu.
Astrodienst enabled calculation of precise longitudes for each factor, and where MC marked the Xth, different systems of house division were applied and
tested for resonance of factor locus. For the clockwise rotation then, IC was taken as start of the Ist; MC, the VIIth; and AC, the IVth. Of the many systems of house division examined, Alcabitius delivered the best results.
Presented for base comparison of schema applicability, the three radices at right do not include the range of additional factors.
*Selection of added factors was facilitated with |