From a book
Karmic Astrology – Endless Journey of the Soul
It was a chilly night.
The sky scattered the stars across its infinite vault concealing the
mystery of life and death within. Tiny clouds, timidly going past,
occasionally veiled the full moon. You could feel a mystery in the air
while sweet smells of blossoming flowers were luring with their
fragrance filling the air like an aphrodisiac. In such atmosphere, I
sensed a prelude to something out of the ordinary that night.
I was sitting in my room gazing at the moon,
music softly playing in the background. I was expecting a girl who
wanted me to interpret her birth chart. Even though I had not had her
details yet I had a feeling that this horoscope would be very unusual
and exciting. My intuition did not fail me for, this person looked as if
she had come from a completely different time, as if she had stepped
into a time warp and emerged here, in the future.
Although I was looking through the window all
the time I didn’t notice her go past. I only heard a soft
knocking at the door and, surprised for having not seen anyone
go by, I stood up to see who it was. I thought that I probably
had wondered off in my thoughts, which was why I missed to see
the visitor. Approaching my front door I was overwhelmed by an
inexplicably strange feeling. I opened it and saw a girl with a
long black hair, pail complexion and intensely red lipstick.
She was extremely attractive
and powerful at the same time. She radiated a strange energy.
This power forced me to look away from her eyes. In a soft and
gentle voice she said: "Good evening". This gentle voice was
pregnant with enormous power, maybe because even though it was
low it was uttered strangely, with a threatening serenity. I
thought: “Mercury will be in Scorpio” and, since Jupiter in my
horoscope takes the same position, I was certain that we would
get on well.
of the witch
31.10.1978. Belgrade 07:09:30AM CET-1
Dressed in black, wearing a lot of jewellery, she
looked as if she was getting ready to perform a magic rite. A beautiful
shiny pentagram was hanging down her neck (Venus at ASC) and I had no
doubts that I was sitting with a person deeply into occultism. My rough
estimates were that she probably belonged to a cult of an ancient witch
religion called "VIKA". All of this kept
swirling in my mind while I was typing in her details.
When her birth chart on the screen stunned me for
I hadn’t seen such a horoscope for a long time. In addition to the Sun,
Ascendant and the Moon in Scorpio, there were four more planets (Uranus,
Venus, Mercury, Mars) and Fortune. The entire horoscope was placed in a
single sign and two astrological houses. This was not very rewording for
interpretation but nevertheless I was interested.
I immediately started checking on some details to
verify the horoscope. The cusp of the 4th house was at the 29th degree
of Aquarius while Uranus as a ruler was in Scorpio at the very
Ascendant. Since the 4th house symbolises home, I asked her if she lived
somewhere above the ground floor (Aquarius), top floor in fact (cusp of
the 4th house at the 29th degree of Aquarius). Uranus in Scorpio
indicated that she had to live somewhere near the river. That was true
because she lived in Novi Beograd area, near the Sava river, on the top
floor. Moon (home) in Scorpio (river) additionally confirmed this. I
asked her if she had a boat and she confirmed it. This could be seen in
the same aspect – Moon in Scorpio (boat on the river). I asked her if
her brother was a doctor because the ruler of the 3rd house, Saturn, was
placed in Virgo (doctors). She told me that he was a dentist, which
could also be seen in this aspect. Saturn symbolises teeth while Virgo
speaks about delicate and precise works. He was an orthodontist.
I tried to make out what she was studying having
seen that Jupiter was in the 9th house. I was thinking law or diplomacy
or maybe even theology. However, my intuition prevented me from saying
anything because I felt that this couldn’t be it. I saw that she was a
double Scorpio and thought that she was not cut out for those jobs. She
was bound to be studying something mystic, if one can find such a thing
at our schools. I saw that the ruler of the 9th house, the Moon, was in
the 12th house in Scorpio. This was more like her. I pondered what it
could be. The symbolic clearly pointed to archaeology. The ruler of the
9th house (studies) was in the 12th house (something secretive,
concealed) in Scorpio (mystical, underground- meaning that one has to
dig it up). I finally said it eager to see if I was right. This was the
first time she smiled, which confirmed that now she was sure that I know
what I was talking about. I had to win her trust somehow.
Natives of Scorpio tend to be quite difficult
during the interpretation of their horoscope. They often stay silent and
you are never certain whether you are on the right track.
I immediately asked her if she was involved in
occult sciences in any way because an overpronounced sign of Scorpio and
a strong 12th house clearly showed it. She nodded and said that since
childhood her life had been heading toward that direction. She confirmed
that she had always been concerned with mysticism and felt that in this
life, she only continued what she had started in the past life. She
thought that in her past life she had been a high priestess killed in
some kind of conspiracy. She wouldn’t tell me anything else but let me
talk instead. I realized that she wanted to see whether I was able to
see in her horoscope the facts she knew about her past life. She wanted
me to see how much her past life was important for her present life.
If we want to check the
connection between past and present life we first need to look at the
planets in the 12th house and the ruler of this house. If the 12th house
contains a stellium, we can be certain that the past life experience
bears considerable significance for this life and, taking into account
all other aspects in the horoscope, we will be able to look into this
matter more deeply.
The 12th house contains Moon, Sun, Fortune and
Uranus. The stellium increases the symbolical meaning of the house in
which it is placed. In addition, this house is connected with the
important past incarnation, which makes her question the right one. The
ruler of the 12th house is Venus in Scorpio in the 1st house, which
means that her past life is closely connected to this life i.e. she
needs to continue the life path she had started in her past incarnation.
When the ruler of the
12th house is in the fist house, this means that what happened in the
past is transferred onto this life, as well. Therefore, impressions are
extremely intense and one is often able to see the images from past life
in his/her dreams (12th house).
I immediately asked her whether she sometimes
dreams about her drowning in the river. She was fascinated, for this was
why she had come to see me in the first place. How was I able to see
that? Well, it is logical because there are many planets in the 12th
house (dreams) in Scorpio (river). Venus, the ruler of the past life 8th
house (danger, death), went to Scorpio which symbolises river – and the
dangers of a river are well known to everyone. In addition, Venus is
retrograde, which means that the experienced death will be repeated in
this life through memories and dreams. Since the same Venus is placed in
the 1st house, it is only natural that the impressions are strong and
that the images from the past will haunt her.
To prove this, Moon is separated from Pluto,
which means that her soul (the Moon) had a very painful experience in
previous incarnation and possibly resulted in suffering (Pluto). The
same aspect proves that she was a high priestess in a witch religion.
This is symbolized in the Moon in Scorpio (a witch) conjunction the Sun
(power, status, reputation) in the 12th house – past life. Since the
Moon was placed at the past life Ascendant it is logical to suppose that
she was into a lunar cult worshiping the Great Mother Goddess. Moon
conjunction Sun in Scorpio indicates the title of the high priestess.
She was appreciated and respected for her knowledge and skills. Still,
there was an adverse aspect influencing her relations with the church
(Moon and Sun square Jupiter), which resulted in her being falsely
accused, tortured, tied (Mercury) by the neck (Venus) and drowned in a
The moment of death was extremely painful. They say that what we wish
for at our dying breath will certainly come true. Thus, thirsty for
revenge and committed to her religion, she was reborn to continue where
she had left off and revenge her premature death.
This is the example of our subconscious working
independently of our will. We just can’t understand how come that we are
attracted to some things while others are giving us goose bumps. And
while I was contemplating this, she slowly started to open up and began
her account of the story she kept bottled up all her life.
"I was never attracted
to church. On the contrary, priests with their black robes, were more
like devils than servants of God, they scared me.
Whenever I passed by a priest I shivered and then I would feel anger and
inexplicable desire for a revenge that I could never understand. Now I
know why I feel this way. In my dreams I often see people torturing me
in dark underground corridors while sound of bells jars on my ears. My
religion was natural and pure free from any evil and yet I was accused
of sleeping with the devil, which was a lie. They just wanted to root
out the old religion that stood in their way of getting the full power.
This is why they spoke of witches as evil creatures calling us "the
servants of the devil". I refused to renounce my religion. I couldn’t
accept the religion which, for many people, meant torture and burning at
the stake. This is how I met my horrible death in the river, rope tied
around my neck ".
This is how a past life can always be seen in
dreams. And this is not surprising if you know that the 12th house
symbolises both dreams and karma. These symbols confirmed what she had
already known since, as she said, dreams had never failed her.
In her present life she picked up where she left
off. Planets clearly show this. Since the ruler of the 12th house is
placed in the 1st house the events are bound to continue. This is the
most obvious example of the influence past has over present. Her
appearance in this incarnation is also similar to her looks in the past
life because the ruler of the 12th house (in the past life this was the
1st house which tells us about someone’s looks) is placed in the 1st
house of the present life. In present life she continued practicing
ancient religion of nature because, as she says, this is something that
comes natural for every creature. She studies the elements of nature,
ancient magic manuscripts, meditates, worships Moon and other
divinities. She also studies herbs and uses them as remedy saying:
"The nature has given us everything we need, we
just need to relate to her, listen to the messages she is sending and
apply them in our everyday lives. As long as we neglect her by violating
her laws we will be condemned to suffering because, destroying the
nature we keep destroying ourselves. "
Having agreed with what she had said and being of
similar convictions I suggested to lead her to the process of regression
just to verify what had been said, particularly about her death. She
immediately agreed and slowly we sailed into astral areas of her psyche
where every detail of our life is recorded. She was skilful in
mysticism, which helped her smoothly enter into her past life. This is
what she said.
" I see myself at the
bottom of a dried out well, lying without any food or water. I’m so
exhausted and tired that I can hardly move. I am surrounded by mud. I
feel the stagnant air and I can see only occasional strips of light
coming from a surface when the Sun reaches a particular angle. I feel
I’m going to die soon. Suddenly, I hear something drop, something like a
rope and a voice is telling me to tie it around me. They are pulling me
up, on the surface, I see some people. They are taking me to the nearby
plane where there is a river. It was some kind of inquisition. They
wanted me to renounce my devilish religion. Otherwise, I would end up at
the bottom of the river. I realize that they will kill me anyway and
decide not to recognize their violent religion for I know I’m eternal
and evil will not prevail over good even if I have to die for it. But
they wanted to kill me because I was a high priestess of old religion.
They felt that this would help them destroy the practices of all others
whom they couldn’t catch. Tortured and smeared with dirt, I was still
beautiful. Jealous women kept shouting “Drown the witch!”
” They asked me if I
wanted to redeem myself. I could only say that I was pure and I wouldn’t
admit to what I hadn’t done even if it cost me my life. A furious priest
puts the rope around my neck and has me dragged down to the river.
Seeing that I was going to be thrown into the river I composed my
thoughts and started praying. I prayed to come back when the old
religion awakens. The last thing I see is my body at the bottom of the
lake where it has finally found its peace."
Looking at her horoscope I suddenly
realized why the 12th house was crowded with planets in Scorpio. Scorpio
represents it all – death, river, witch, saint, passion and revenge. And
how can we see the well in which she suffered? Of course, the Moon in
the 12th house in Scorpio clearly indicates a dark and cold well.
She said that she wouldn’t seek revenge because
it was against her religious principles but was sure that in this life
she would meet the one who condemned her to death. When their eyes meet
they will know that they must have met somewhere before but she will be
the only one knowing the true story that happened a long time ago. What
fate lies in store for her past life torturer remains a mystery. One
thing is certain. In this life he will fall in love with her because, in
the past life, the ruler of the 8th house, Venus, (responsibility for
someone’s death in the past life) is now retrograde (which means that
this person comes back) and rules the 7th house creating a likelihood
that this person will become her husband. If you want to know whether
the destiny will bring them together again, you will have to wait for an
answer. But one thing you can be sure of. Everything is for the purpose
and nothing happens by coincidence.