Your browser does not support script
TWV Presents...



Pagan Parenting

[Show all]


Views: 885,264


Year: 2014 ...

It's the Magic...

Positivity for Pagan Children


Year: 2013 ...

The Nightmare After Halloween

Our Family is Different

Blessings from the Gods (Faith and Homebirthing)


Year: 2012 ...

No Shame For the Naked Child

Wiccan Parenting in December

A Toddler's Take on the Holiday Season


Year: 2011 ...

Sexuality in Todays’ Society

Raising Children of the Gods

Parenting with Astrology


Year: 2010 ...

Yule vs. the Holiday Season

Arielle's Tears


Year: 2009 ...

Our Most Precious Resource: Some Thoughts on Children in Ritual

The Family That Circles Together Dances Forever

TEDDIE and Pagan Youth Facilitators

Inspiration From Within the Mother Cauldron


Year: 2008 ...

Raising Children As a Pagan Parent


Year: 2007 ...

Pagan Child Custody vs. the Law of Man

Kidraising for Fun and Profit


Year: 2006 ...

A True Balance For Our Sons


Year: 2000 ...

Children and Spirit

Christiina's Powerful Parenting Links

Pagan Parenting by Christina

Children and The Wheel of the Year

Christina's Spirit Links

Parenting Health Links

Christina's Bio


Year: 1999 ...

A Letter To My Daughter - by Wren


NOTE: For a complete list of articles related to this chapter... Visit the Main Index FOR this section.












Article Specs

Article ID: 14891

VoxAcct: 415578

Section: parent

Age Group: Adult

Days Up: 1,040

Times Read: 2,251

RSS Views: 20,111
Parenting with Astrology

Author: Franco
Posted: January 22nd. 2012
Times Viewed: 2,251

You often hear people say, “I’ve got 3 kids and they’re all different.” Supposedly, the belief is that since the children have the same parents, they should have the same traits. The difference comes because each child has his/her own birth signature that is reflected in the astrological chart of the child. Astrology has been around for thousands of years and an individual’s natal (birth) chart deals with the Sun, Moon, eight planets, zodiacal signs and houses. The horoscope of the daily newspaper has only been in existence since the 1930’s and deals only with the position of the Sun (Sun sign) . While the natal chart gives an in-depth detailed analysis of a particular individual, the horoscope is a general overview, which may or may not provide any insight.

The natal chart for an individual will tell you how they think, how they socialize, how energetic they will be and also the dynamics of their relationship to their parents, spouse, children and siblings. By looking at your child’s birth chart, it will tell you what the child’s potential is but the upbringing will dictate how that potential is manifested. To expand on this point, imagine there are two babies born in the same hospital, on the same day and at the same time. One child grows up to be a psychotic cult leader but the other grows to be a powerhouse in sales and a tenacious manager. They have both used their natural skills but to different ends. While there may have been other factors resulting in the final disposition of the child, the traits of their personality are generally the same.

Stages of Life

The natal chart is a snap shot of the stars at the time you were born but life goes on, as do the planets. As the planets cycle in the sky, they will interact with the position of the planets in the natal chart. What happens during these times? For example, we have all heard of the terrible twos. Is there an astrological correlation to this? The answer is yes. Mars takes two years to circle the zodiac. At two, the child is experiencing his first Mars return which is when Mars returns to the position in the sky where it was when the child was born. Mars has to do with the will, conflict, action and urges. During the Mars return, Mars in the sky is sitting on top of Mars in the natal chart bringing all this raw latent energy to a boil. As we go through life we will re-experience this Mars return approximately every two years but hopefully we won’t act it out like we did when we were two!

At age six, Jupiter will be opposite to where it was at birth so you could expect the child might start questioning your judgment but this also signifies the time when the child looks to a teacher for guidance and in our society that is grade one. By twelve, Jupiter returns to its place when the child was born. At that point, the child now understands the world (as he sees it!) and starts to form his own world vision. At 18, the next opposition, the child is ready for university or an apprenticeship and at twenty-four Jupiter is back in its original position (the return) and the child becomes the cocky college grad with the world at his doorstep.

Why do teens rebel? The answer lies with Saturn, the planet of structure, order, restriction and authority. Just before fifteen years of age Saturn is opposite where it was when the child was born. This signifies a time when all authority and rules must be questioned and torn down to make new rules. The next time this happens is at forty-four or during the “midlife crisis”. The midlife rebellion is coupled with other aspects so it has a slightly different flavour than the teenaged version.

All your children will be subjected to the same cycles but how they experience them is quite different because they are born at different times and so their guiding planets will be in different positions. A terrible two Mars in Aries toddler will be quiet different to a terrible two with Mars in Pisces toddler. Where former maybe violent or direct or forceful, the latter may cry or act out for no apparent reason. There are more factors in analysing a natal chart but this will at least give you a basic idea of how it works.

Learning Potential

The placement of Mercury in the chart will tell you a lot about how the child thinks, what information she will retain and how she communicates. The sign and house placement of Mercury are important as well as the planets aspecting or influencing her. If the child’s Mercury has a difficult aspect from Saturn, it could mean that she might not pick up new information quickly and she will have to work harder to retain information. The Mercury in the third house of communication, siblings, and lower education could mean she talks a lot but will learn quickly. Mercury in Virgo could mean the child takes things literally.

I was chatting with a couple about their child’s lack of concentrate in school and how he was daydreaming all the time to the point where they wanted to give him pills for ADHD. I looked at his chart and saw he has his Mercury (thinking, mind) in Pisces. Pisces is the sign associated with fantasy and it has the negative stereotype of being “spaced out”. It is almost like they live in another world because the nature of the sign is the vast boundary-less, formless sea. Mercury is also your voice and one can imagine how difficult it would be to talk underwater which is also an aspect of this placement.

In this example, Mercury’s placement shows why a child daydreams a lot and his concentration isn’t focused. He’ll learn from osmosis and will probably pick things up using his intuition, as Pisces is an intuitive sign. Unfortunately, the school system is not geared towards him, as this is the chart of a poet, musician or spiritual guru. To his advantage, he has other placements reinforcing his Mercury suggesting he’ll do just fine in school.

Meanings of Planets:

We’ve discussed Mercury briefly but there are other planets.

Sun -- the child’s life purpose, aspirations, ego, father

Moon -- type of childhood, psychological make-up, how to get needs met, mother

Mercury -- mind, communication

Venus -- values, social behaviour, image of woman

Mars -- will, sexual nature, energy, image of man

Jupiter -- philosophical views, judgement, how child expands

Saturn -- fears, limits, work ethic

Uranus -- rebellion, individualization

Neptune -- dreams, spirituality

Pluto – transformation, sexual nature, control

The planets, through their sign and house placement, will tell you how your child will expend energy in the various facets of life. For example, if religion is important to the parents and the child has Uranus in the ninth house, the house of religion, or Aquarius on the cusp of the ninth house, then the parents should be ready for a child that will rebel against their religion or they might have a totally different perception of the same one. A girl with a difficult Saturn-Venus connection may have issues with being girly and mom putting her in beauty contests will not help her. Dad forcing his Mars-Neptune boy to play rugby might cause the child to feel inadequate.

In closing, astrology can be a great tool for understanding and managing your child. You can understand how you are viewed in your child’s eyes and how they learn and why they act the way they do. Astrology allows you a way to tailor your parenting techniques towards the child. It is all about knowledge and so why not use this ancient wisdom to help you in parenting your child? Parenting could be one the most difficult tasks you will ever experience, so it does not hurt to get some help along the way.




Copyright: Copywrite Franco Minatel 2010



ABOUT...

Franco


Location: Toronto, Ontario

Website: http://www.soulbody.ca

Author's Profile: To learn more about Franco - Click HERE

Bio: Energy Worker, Astrologer, Tarot and Rune Reader, Numerologist, Bucket Reader. Professional Engineer. Runner. Musician...basically a Renaissance Man.




Other Articles: Franco has posted 3 additional articles- View them?

Other Listings: To view ALL of my listings: Click HERE




Email Franco... (Yes! I have opted to receive invites to Pagan events, groups, and commercial sales)

To send a private message to Franco ...



Pagan Essays
1996-2014





Pagan Web
8,000 Links





Pagan Groups
Local Covens etc.





Pagan/Witch
80,000 Profiles














Home - TWV Logos - Email US - Privacy
News and Information

Chapters: Pagan/Heathen Basics - Pagan BOOKS - Traditions, Paths & Religions - Popular Pagan Holidays - TV & Movies - Cats of the Craft - Festival Reviews - Festival Tips - White Pages (Resources) - Issues/Concerns - West Memphis 3 - Witch Hunts - Pagan Protection Tips - Healing Planet Earth

Your Voices: Adult Essays - Young Pagan Essays - Pagan Perspectives (On Hold) - WitchWars: Fire in the Craft - Gay Pagan - Pagan Parenting - Military - Pagan Passages

Pagan Music: Pagan Musicians - Bardic Circle at WitchVox - Free Music from TWV

Vox Central: About TWV - Wren: Words, Wrants and Wramblings - Guest Rants - Past Surveys - A Quest for Unity

Weekly Updates: Click HERE for an index of our weekly updates for the past 6 years

W.O.T.W. - World-Wide Networking

Your Town: A Link to YOUR Area Page (The largest listing of Witches, Pagans, Heathens and Wiccans on the Planet)

VoxLinks: The Pagan Web: 8,000 Listings

Your Witchvox Account: Log in Now - Create New Account - Request New Password - Log in Problems

Personal Listings: Pagan Clergy in Your Town - Adult Pagans - Young Pagans - Military Pagans

Events: Circles, Gatherings, Workshops & Festivals

Covens/Groups/Orgs: Local Groups Main Page

Other LOCAL Resources: Local Shops - Regional Sites - Local Notices - Global/National Notices - Local Skills & Services - Local Egroups - Political Freedom Fighters

Pagan Shopping: Online Shops Index - Original Crafters Sites - Auction Sites - Pagan Wholesalers - Pagan Local Shops



Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2014 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.

Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh G5.

Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren’s Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches’ Voice, Inc. TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.

Sponsorship: Visit the Witches' Voice Sponsor Page for info on how you
can help support this Community Resource. Donations ARE Tax Deductible.
The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.

Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.
Witches, Pagans
of The World




Search Articles
1996-2014










 Current Topic
 Editorial Guide


NOTE: The essay on this page contains the writings and opinions of the listed author(s) and is not necessarily shared or endorsed by the Witches' Voice inc.

The Witches' Voice does not verify or attest to the historical accuracy contained in the content of this essay.

All WitchVox essays contain a valid email address, feel free to send your comments, thoughts or concerns directly to the listed author(s).