Column: Astrology Basics 101 by Kaye Berjot
In a little under a year and a half, I have touched upon a vast number of topics. I started out with beginning astrology, and before you knew it, I was covering more intermediate topics. It’s hard to believe that time has gone by so quickly.
This will be the final article in the Astrology Basics 101 series and I would like to cover a topic that I like to call “Decoding.” It’s a term that I use in everyday life and is easily applicable to astrology. That’s because astrology with all of its many iterations is like a code that is only able to be unlocked when you are ready to accept the key.
In the very first article, The Sun, Moon, and Ascendant, I wrote about how your birthdate, birth time, and location were essential in astrology. This is because those three components provide a map to give you some idea of what needs to be decoded in your life. Otherwise you would just fly blind, never really knowing which door to walk through to understand what has been kept protected.
Every day we are provided with opportunities to unlock certain doors to our individual stories. Sometimes it’s in plain sight like the sun. Sometimes it’s kept hidden like the Ascendant, and other times it only shows up during the night sky.
So what is decoding and why does it apply to astrology? Decoding is the oldest known way of protecting a message. It has been used throughout time to share information in a safe and undisturbed way.
As an astrologer, I learn more and more about the subject everyday. What started out as a hobby has over the years transformed into my work. One thing that has always eluded me was the ability to read my own chart. It took time for me to realize that I can and should decode my own chart. What I am saying is that I all have the ability to decode our own messages.
Many of us believe that we are not supposed to use these tools to help ourselves. I believe that the tools are given to us to do just that…help ourselves so that we can in turn pay it forward, and help others when the time comes.
I’m going to take a different route in this article and move to a question and answer format. I’m doing so because it’s the final article, and it’s almost like a test. I’m a Libra and I like tests.
1. Where does the decoding process take place?
a. The beginning stages of decoding take place in the 8th house.
2. Why does decoding take place in the 8th house?
a. Because that is the house of death and rebirth.
3. Where does the encryption (the process of placing an astrological code) take place?
a. Encryption takes place in the 1st house.
4. Why does encryption take place in the 1st house?
a. Because the 1st house is the house of self, and who better to protect the message than the self.
5. Where do you receive the answers once the message has been decoded?
a. In the 12th house.
6. Why receive the message in the 12th house?
a. Because the 12th house is the house of self-undoing, or in other words “self decoding.”
7. Where does the message get distorted?
a. In the 3rd house.
8. Why does the message get distorted in the 3rd house?
a. Because that is the house of communication.
9. What tells me that a message has been compromised?
a. The 6th house.
10. Why does the 6th house notify me that a message has been distorted?
a. Because it’s the house of health.
11. Where do I protect my message?
a. In the 2nd house.
12. Why am I protecting my messages in the 2nd house?
a. Because it’s the house of values.
Summary: Astrology is filled with interesting insights that can have you questioning and then answering your own ideals. I have found it to be a valuable tool in my life, and hope that via these series of articles that you’ve been able to find some benefit as well. I feel honored to have had the opportunity to bring to you my interpretation of astrology. Through this series of articles, I have been able to connect with many of you via emails that I have received. I’m a fortunate Libra indeed.
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Always remember to be kind and patient with yourself…you’ve got this! Until next time! Love and Light!
Kaye Berjot is a transformational astrologer with over 20 years experience interpreting the stars. She can be reached at her new website: www.askkaye.com or send email to: Kaye@askkaye.com.