Sunday, July 19, 2009

Twelve Houses of Life - One thru Seven - The Present Moment

House 1 - All matters pertaining to my physical body, personal self, physical exercise and other personal practices. How am I caring for and keeping the vehicle in good condition.

House 2 - All matters pertaining to finance, earning, spending, budgeting, planning, and overall managing of resources; also any activities involving the management of personal possessions.

House 3 - The ways in which I reach out to others, via phone, internet/email, personal and business, leisurely and work related correspondences, general communications, reading and writing.

House 4 - All immediate domestic matters of house and home, personal time for chores and errands, all household tasks and matters at hand; also, rest and relaxation, downtime, reflection and inward contemplation, self nurturing, family obligations

House 5 - Life as a creative process, the joy of being and becoming (simultaneously), meaningful creations and recreation, children, romantic affairs, artistic pursuits, all that is joyful, that we choose to do with personal time

House 6 - What I am obligated to do, private and public duties/responsibilities, a system for completing all tasks at home and on the job, for living a functional self supporting existence by taking full responsibility for the implementation; also, physical and mental health programs to keep the 1st House of self functioning optimally, regular exercise, nutrition, good hygiene.

House 7 - Social engagements, activities (committed or otherwise) with others (or any intimate other); the ties that are formed from the experiences in Houses 1-6, like-minded friends and close partnerships, having a social agenda as an addition to the practical agendas of House 6.
Houses 8-12 I refer to as collective/universal themes that indicate an individual's growth and prosperity overtime, relationship to humanity and with a higher consciousness or God.

8th House is death and rebirth, of things seen and unseen (outer and inner & transformation
9th House is Self Expansion, Cosmology, Spiritual Philosophy, and all that gives meaning
10th House is Success, Aspiration, public standing, contribution & social function/reputation
11th House is Friends, groups, mentors, higher beings, all who share common hopes/dreams
12th House is the essence of the 11th turned inward, solitary experience, prayer & meditation

The idea is to focus specifically on the first seven houses (the moment) and outline as elaborately as possible all areas of life of central importance, including all items on your task list, appointments, engagements, routines, etc. Then having developed a workable system from these, one develops naturally in houses 8 through 12 which are indicative of broader life themes which can take many different unique individual forms (especially in the 9th House of Cosmology and its continuous discovery of new meaning).


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