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Brook - Lost 42 lbs. For a limited time, TIME is giving all readers special access to subscriber-only stories. Energy can run either high or low. The body loved this idea and reacted with an explosion of energy. Research like Hall's is beginning to explain why.
Closets represent your inner space, the basement represents your subconscious and your car represents your body in general. Compulsive over-eaters have chaos and disorder in their personal environments. Take a look at the inside of the car of a compulsive over-eater. Never eat in the car. Put all groceries in the trunk. Give yourself permission to throw out problem foods. Define boundaries with your family and tell them that problem foods are not allowed in the house.
If not locked up, they will be thrown out! And, remember, the grocery store, to the compulsive over-eater, is a War Zone! Take a friend grocery shopping. Initially, Neptune can encourage over-eating to make us feel more grounded. I find that the Bach Flower Remedy, Clematis, is a powerful cure for this feeling of disconnectedness. Later, often through some disappointment or disillusion, the individual can actually move beyond their self-created boundaries.
If I had known what it would be like to travel through Eastern Europe alone and for the first time, I would never have gone. Under Neptune, I had no sense of what I was doing or where I was going, as if God had put a brown paper bag over my head. The favorable aspects comfortably expand our vision, allowing us to explore new options of diet, exercise, and lifestyle patterns. With the hard aspects, these can initially stimulate compulsive over-eating because you feel like your fingers are stuck in an electrical outlet.
It generates a type of nervous electrical energy for which food seems to ground and soothe. This very uncomfortable feeling ends only when we end something in our lives that we have outgrown. Ending a bad relationship or frustrating job can take 10 pounds off in a week! This is my story and my observations of the Transformational Process.
It is not an easy process. If anyone would like a copy of the astrological chronology of my weight loss from through , contact me by e-mail. They often have Taurus-Gemini combinations.
If the sign of Cancer is involved, there can be some digestive sensitivity that contributes to the slowness in eating. Pluto and the 5th House can be associated with attention needs and controlling others and their time through eating very slowly. Readers — I received this e-mail privately but I have permission by the writer to post an edited version of her request on this website. I will add an additional answer to these questions later. I wondered about having a consult with you as to how I should go about weight loss.
Since Saturn is in my 12th house now, it will be hitting Jupiter and my Ascendant in less than two years. Saturn transiting the 12th House and the 1st House too is an excellent time to commence a major personality transformation.
It is always a time of letting go of the old persona. BUT , it is an excellent time to initiate the lifestyle changes that go with weight loss. I have observed people lose weight, stop smoking, go into therapy all during this transit through the 12th House. Erin Sullivan has an excellent book on Saturn and its transits through the Houses. A hypnotherapist said that I consciously want to lose weight, but my unconscious does not want to lose weight, but she did not know why.
I am horrified when a therapist makes such a statement. It offers no help and it only serves to give excuses. With Neptune on the ASC and Mars in Pisces, this empathic and psychically sensitive individual absorbs such discouragement and excuses. The chiropractor recommended a 2 week liver cleanse. I really like the effect of a liver cleanse but 2 weeks is oppressive. I use a modified Hulda Clarke cleanse that takes 1 day to flush out all of the gall stones and cholesterol.
I always have a lot of energy after this…until I eat sugar and then the energy is gone. I have given up refined sugar! The allergy problem is the next issue. Allergies are caused by afflictions to the Moon, Mars and Neptune.
The Food Addiction signs are Cancer and Virgo. I have seen charts similar to your own strong 8th House and I have also seen them go through a major life transformation and lose weight. Yet, all have a personality profile that resists this. The fear is that something totally beyond your control could happen.
This is connected with your Sun in Taurus in the 8th House square Pluto. Was there a death in your family, maybe when you were almost 3? The tendency of the 8th House is to dig in and resist any external change. White Angelica Oil often heals this but there are other therapies that might help seal the leaks, even stroking your own energy field can help.
How did they change? When I first wrote about weight loss I started a book on techniques but then I realized that Dr. I took up country dancing no one would dance with such a bad dancer so I paid my teacher just to dance with me for 1 hour.
This is only what I liked. Now, how have 8th House people changed? Being an 8th House person with Virgo strong, you have natural healing ability. You are a natural healer but you have to find YOUR way of healing others. A client who just sold her publishing house went to this woman and it was life altering for her.
She goes over the body and senses a block. She stimulates the block and thoughts race into your head. The body loved this idea and reacted with an explosion of energy. When she commented upon taking a workshop, the body shut down in fear of using a lot of energy that she did not have. Only does healing work on weekends. Very lovely — - a pure soul. These need to be identified.
Some are due to poor internal bacteria and some are emotionally based. I find that NAET technique works very well for letting go of the emotional type. A friend in Germany gave me this technique for histamines. Mold allergies are the worst for me and I find that taking HerbPharm, Nettles Blend, really helps but you have to take it for at least 3 weeks before you notice a different and you must always take it.
These allergies make you feel tired but they do not keep you from losing weight. Only people who have food issues know what you are experiencing. Most doctors and skinny people have no clue. I have not found one yet. You did bring up things from the unconscious. However, his death must have had a tremendous impact on both my mother and my maternal grandmother. My brother tells me he was very warm, lively, and fun-loving. Maybe it was her idea to race down that hill. Phil says it better about weight loss.
Whereas, I could relate to your story. This week, I mysteriously got some kind of burst of energy, changed my evening routine and started writing again. My food allergies started much earlier, around age 5 my mother told me, rather than age 12 or so. From eating so many apples as a child, I developed childhood eczema.
Molds are my biggest problem. But I guess the Taurus sun, and the square to Pluto both cause the resistance, until some major destructive event forces a disruptive change.. No caffeine, tastes like tea, calming, an adaptogen Dragon Herbs, Wilshire Blvd. Zanzibar Chai passion flower, basil, ginger, vanilla, allspice, hibiscus, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, orange peel, etc. Lynn, again you have given me great information! I have been seriously overweight for years!
Everything said about Moon and Neptune fit me. I knew the weight I had was for boundaries and to keep people out of my life. Last year when there were a cluster of planets transiting Scorpio, Uranus had just stationed direct on my ASC , I decided it was time to lose weight. I had never considered going on a diet before. I started the 1st of December. I lost 85 pounds. I made it through Christmas without one single cookie. I went from to Interestingly enough, I bought a new car, cleaned out my closets and ofcourse bought a whole new wardrobe: I am happy with where I am at now so this may take awhile to accomplish more weight loss.
Thanks again for all of your work and study and for sharing your knowledge. I was born on 09th October , Could you write me how to set up this graphic? Now I have problems with my weight and I try to lose many kgs pounds but unsuccessfully so far… Your article inspired me very much. LYNN — While this can be calculated using the Solar Fire astrology program, it can also be determined if you understand progressions if you have an ephemeris with the declinations.
Using the declinations, you can see when the progressed Moon goes into Maximum North and South Declination going passed 23 degrees 26 minutes North or South. While I never give personal readings from my website, I do find that some charts are good examples for teaching my techniques and this is one of them. It will cross 0 degrees in , another turning point aspect. This marks a time when people both enter and leave the life for various reasons.
It is a great transitional cycle. When I first visited Poland in , I thought the Polish people were the skinniest people who I had ever seen. But, after the fall of communism, the bad western foods started coming into this country. That Kit Kat candy bar looked so small — how could it cause so much weight gain! Western junk foods cropped up everywhere as did Gyms and Health Clubs. The Polish people were no longer skinny!
I cannot tell if someone has weight issues by just looking at the horoscope. I cannot tell HOW they are using the energies in the chart. Monika has a lot of Virgo planets — Virgo and Cancer are the food addiction signs. The asteroid, Hygeia, at 13 Gemini, is squaring the Virgo planets. Monika has many planets on the Right or Occidental side of the chart — the needs and emergencies of others come before herself.
Events beyond her control have strongly influenced her life ocidental but above the horizon. When I look at a horoscope, I look for the main issues that, if blocked or frustrated difficult aspects , could cause health issues. In this chart, Mars and Chiron are the main afflictors.
Pluto, while not afflicted, represents a theme. With the stellium in the 8th House, there are a lot of Control Issues and fears surrounding being out of control. Chiron rules wounds and even health issues with which we have to live untile we can transform this area of our life. The transits of Chiron indicate when we need to follow our heart rather than doing what is expected.
Mars is very strong and, actually, a positive influence in this chart as it conjucnts the ASC in Capricorn. Eating is a substitute for addressing the anger issues. Saturn is Retrograde in Taurus in the 3rd House. A blood test is a poor way to determine the thyroid function.
Only a low body temperature and a Hormone Saliva Test can show this correctly. Pluto and the 8th House indicate control issues. The more control Monika feels the more the rebellion of the strong Uranus will rebel by being out of control is another area — eating. The good news about the 8th House is that these people can change their bad habits instantly, once they make this decision.
The 8th House is the most obsessive House in the chart the 2nd being the most compulsive. With Neptune in the 10th and Chiron in the 2nd, I feel that they great block and frustration in the life is around fulfilling and meaningful work. Virgo needs to feel truly useful as you can probably tell, I am a Virgo. It needs work that is fulfilling rather than frustrating. And, the 8th House needs for that is both a passion and an obsession.
When I look at this chart, it has strong energies for a healer. Virgo, the 8th House and Capricorn are the medical indicators in the chart. This type of career would also be very empowering — to Monika and to her patients. Some area of alternative healing would be helpful.
There is a need for an outlet for the anger. Mars in Capricorn in the First House are great fighters — not for themselves but for others. Some activity in a politcal arena could be an outlet for Mars, especially while Uranus in Pisces is opposing her Virgo planets. I drove my local politicians crazy when Uranus squared my Gemini planets but I won my cases each time! There are aspects of transformation in this chart. The transiting Uranus is opposing Virgo.
This is an excellent time to rebel against the menial tasks and servitude in the life. Uranus will eat and eat until it makes a radical change in the life. This was no easy venture for me. The SA Jupiter is also crossing her Neptune as well. The SA Venus is changing signs. This helps us to change. We tend to change most under the difficult aspects, rarely the easy aspects.
I took on the cosmic name and it stems back to the movie Peter Pan and Tinkerbell the fairy was my hero when I was 8 years old, I thought it was wonderful that, when the fairy dust was spread around that peter pan and his friends could fly in the cosmic sky, the fairy dust changed the energy and that is what I do with the work as an acupuncturist.
I fixed myself up, I have a morgage and that kept me moving forward as no money to fall back on, cancerian star sign 13th July What an amazing article. Thank you so much. I was wondering how long the south moon declination effect usually lasts. My was at the southern-most point OOB in Dec progressed and it was a time of huge change for me — but internal and subtle. I am now trying to use that strong internal change and let it show on the outside.
I have battled ED since my Saturn return and I am now ready for it to change. Could you please speak a bit more about Transpluto and transits to it natally.
I have a Saturn sextile taking place right now. The progressed Moon can stay OOB for about years. I have Solar Fire Astrology program and it calculates the graph for me…so I can see how long. Detailed information on Transpluto is on this website — a chapter from a book that I wrote with Noel Tyl and a summary that I give clients. The summary is best but the chapter is more detailed. I came across your article while looking for astrological research on timing the start of a weight loss program.
I am a registered Nurse working in the intensive care unit and newly appointed treasurer for the Astrology Association of St Petersburg. Medical astrology always has fascinated me and I plan on taking some of your classes. Who knows you may even come to Florida to speak to our membership one of these days? Do not forget that the adrenal supplements need to be taken in waves — 2 weeks on and a week off.
Nurses in Chicago told me this. The body easily become accustomed to adrenal supplements. Then, you would have to stay off for several months before they would start working again. This happened to me.
Thank you for sharing that information as I was not aware that adrenal supplementation had to be taken in wave…. This is a wonderful article. You have identified the phychological aspects of weight gain very well. Many of your are writing asking for help but I do not know exactly what you want me to do. Please tell me this. As a disease of isolation, you cannot do this alone.
I do not find that Over-Eaters Anonymous works. But, there are other weight loss groups. Losing weight requires a major life style change. You can no longer be who you are now and lose weight. If you have trouble walking, at least in the U. My neighbor is doing a hospital program and this has been helpful for her. When she leaves the hospital program and tries to lose on her own, it does not work.
She gains weight so she stays with the hospital program. Remember, you cannot do this alone. I had the support for friends who exercised with me, took me to dance lessons and I began traveling and walking. Also know, there are people around you do not want you to lose weight. They will begin to criticize and judge when you are no longer the same person. Tune them out or end the relationship. I cannot give you a good date to start a diet.
It is not about dieting but eating healthy. No date will work unless you are willing to let the Old Self die! To Rita — menopause has nothing to do with weight loss. I lost after menopause! It is just more difficult to psychologically change after menopause unless there is some motivation. Actually, I have many friends my age who have lost weight born As I lived a lifetime as a compulsive over-eater, I could never imagine another way.
It was like living in a box, all colored inside with the motion pictures of my life, my environment. One day I lifted up the lid and realized that there was so much more to life than the box in which I had spent my entire life. I sought the Light and moved out of the Dark, never to return to the box from whence I had come.
It is safer to live in fear than to experience life, the unknown. And, it requires all of the courage and faith in yourself and the future that you can muster. If it was an easy decision, we would all be at our goal weight. When the time is right, when the Planets have prepared you, you CAN do it! Please see my birth chart and tell me what planets are causing the weight gain.
In the past I have managed to loose weight easily, but now the weight is just piling on. Planets in Virgo and Cancer are the food addictions signs; afflicted Moon, esp. I think u are right about the emotional and controll issues. How can i rectify the planetary food addictions. There is little more that I can tell you than what I wrote in It is always about ourselves. The planets only show us what our problems are. People who are over-weight are so because they maintain a lifestyle that supports maintaining the excess weight.
Until you decide to change this, little can be done. I keep telling people that you cannot make these changes on your own — you need to find support. I never found Over-Eaters Anonymous to help me at all.
I dont know why i read ur blog but it seemed so appropriate for my alcoholic husband and myself recovered codependant. I cured myself and now he is going through his second relationship in a year since he left me.
He pleaded with me not to go. He has pluto transiting his asc which sextiles his moon and semisextiles my sun, sextiles my chiron. I have chiron return and pluto transiting my vertex when this new lady turned up. My mars has turned direct by progression last year and challenged his mars sun conjunction in aries.
I no longer hide away at home and am now on the stage. This new lady is very similar to him, like a mirror. I asked him for a divorce last week but he wants to talk. I am a textbook example of obesity conditions — Mars in 2nd house opposite Neptune in 8th house as a natal aspect. In Saturn transited my 8th house and opposed Mars and subsequent conjunction with Neptune. I lost all my extra weight, it was a miracle. I found the energy to do it and it did feel like I was someone else. It did not last as I was 17 and living at home.
If you read the article, you will see that it was Neptune transits and Jupiter entering my 1st House. At this time, Neptune allowed me to expand beyond my boundaries and, with Jupiter, I found new ways of expanding besides eating.
So much about the rebellion you mentioned resonated with me as I had that sort of relationship with my mother. I went back to school and am earning my doctorate, yes, in a healing art. Any insight as to this particular plateau would be appreciated. Confronting limitations, and being more able to be with my anger.
I am a Leo who shed 20 pounds over the last two years. It took a lot of effort. Now, I see that Jupiter is moving into my first house.
People warn me of weight gain. First, the people who give these warnings are NOT your friends!! I lost weight when Jupiter entered my 1st House but I found new ways of expanding besides eating — traveling, country dancing and contra dancing — expanding social activities but not eating.
Good luck and avoid these people — at least, prove them wrong! If not, then where? I have Uranus conjunct my asc, trine my Gemini moon in the 9th and square Mars in Capricorn in the 3rd. I would deny myself food when I felt bad about something or if I felt I made a mistake.
It was like a form of punishment. I just cleaned out car after reading this. Its almost a reverse psychology effect: I only offer the healthiest: Lynn, you are such a wise woman!
I really appreciate your almost-too-close-to-home comments in this article; it helped me acknowledge some fears of mine.
Looking at my chart for the first time, I always thought it was weird that I would have weight problems. Moon, rising and south node in aries with mars in the 9th house. It seems like a very strong maritian chart which is emphasized in most descriptions of my birth chart. In theory, I should have a very strong mars, its my chart ruler and its exalted at critical 00 degrees capricorn. And there was a lot of it to be done… apparently, I always had trouble with teachers and friends in school so my mom was always defending me.
That bit about being angry without even realizing it really resonated with me because I have been told that in the past especially at the breaking point of many friendships. The only evidence is my 12th house aries moon square venus-mars conjunction, trine pluto-sun-mercury conjunction and my 8th house planets pluto, sun and mercury.
My birth time is 1 dec. I cannot tell from the chart if someone will have weight issues. Mars is strong but debilitated and heavily afflicted, using my wide orbs.
There are many anger issues here that get sublimated because Mars is at the vulnerable 0 degrees. From my Beginning and Ending Planets manual: A Beginning Mars indicates lessons needed in learning to initiate energies and actions in an appropriate manner. Some have commented that they bottle their anger and then it comes out inappropriately. Energy can run either high or low.
When the energy level was low, one individual commented that she knew instinctively that she needed to taper off and recycle herself. One type of Beginning Mars may sometimes fear anger and confrontations. They do have problems regulating their energies. They can jump into a commitment, then think twice, and reverse their decision.
This makes them seem irresponsible to others. Acting impulsively without thinking can get them into trouble. There can also be problems regulating the sex drive, especially if Mars is in a Fire sign. One older friend with a Beginning Mars in Sagittarius ran off to get married when she was only 16 years old so that she could have sex another generation than the current one.
This was the biggest disappointment of her life but she was stuck with a husband. An anomaly to the general difficulty in starting projects occurred with a man who had Mars at 0?
Pisces in the 12th opposing Neptune. This man had strong Cardinal placements in his chart so that he attracted lots of challenges into his life. This man courageously started many projects during the course of his life but he added that he needed to feel the pressure of his emotions to propel him into action.
One individual with Mars in Libra felt that she was indecisive in starting any new activity. Because she weighed too much, she needed to be rushed or pushed in a forceful manner in order to get started. Of course, even though she needed the pressure, being rushed caused her to feel angry.
A Mars in Gemini individual commented that she wasted a lot of time getting started. She changed her mind too much. Another Mars in Gemini commented that she started too many things at one time and this was problematic to completions. One woman with a Beginning Mars Retrograde said that she has no clue when she is angry until it is too late. She finds feedback from others very helpful. Nootropics are also powerful cognitive enhancers that improve some aspect of mental function.
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