The full moon in Aries arrives this evening in my Placidus sixth house.
If I were to start using whole-sign houses, the moon would be approaching this event in my seventh house. However, as the full moon happens just a couple of degrees into Aries, it’s going to occur in my sixth house — a full fifteen degrees from my descendant.
I’ve been having discussions with an astrologer friend regarding whole sign houses. It seems (on Twitter, anyway) that plenty of astrologers are using the whole house system. Every time I look at the timing of events in my own chart, though, it just seems wrong.
This full moon should provide me with an opportunity to monitor how I’m feeling about the minutiae of my life. This morning, I woke up with a list in my mind of things I wanted to accomplish before noon while still being able to fit in an online yoga class. To me, that sounds something I would do during a sixth-house transit.
I’m going to pay attention to how I’m feeling this evening when the full moon arrives in my whole-sign seventh house, and again Wednesday morning when the moon actually moves into the seventh house of my Placidus chart. I keep doing these experiments to see if I feel any different about whole sign houses, but they keep turning out in favor of the system I already use. I suppose that I could be biased, but aren’t we all? At least I’m entertaining the idea that I don’t know everything about astrology, unlike everyone who posts their opinions on Twitter.
Anyway, I’m sure I’ll revisit this topic soon. The more I pay attention to the way astrology affects my way of thinking at any given moment, the more I understand how the planets work in the charts of the famous people I discuss on this blog. They say that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but I’m always ready to try something new.
Now does that sound like something someone with a fourth-house sun would say? No, but it does sound like something that someone with a third-house sun might say. Just another reason I don’t believe in whole-sign houses . . .