Is There A Connection Between Trauma And The Astrological Water Houses?
What I share will likely surprise you.
If you have had a lot of childhood trauma and are struggling with mental illnesses such as depression, or if you have C-PTSD or PTSD, that is to be expected, as trauma in your childhood can leave some deep scars.
It does not matter what kind of trauma you endured. It is all valid, as someone's trauma that they experienced is no worse than what you experienced, and vice versa. Therefore, trauma is valid no matter what.
You may wonder if this is something your soul planned before you incarnated because why else have you faced such trauma in your childhood (or even later than that, or both)? I will tell you that I do not believe you planned your trauma.
Unfortunately, some mediums and psychologists believe in woo-woo stuff that will gaslight you into thinking you did plan it so you are not a victim of what happened to you.
Please do not listen to them. I did a write-up on this topic:
Do You Design Your Entire Life Before Incarnating (Even The Trauma)?
They do a lot more damage to trauma victims, and that is the last thing any trauma victim (or instead survivor) needs.
However, even though I firmly do not believe that you plan your trauma before birth, if you are an older soul, you will have more challenging lessons, and trauma is still a risk.
Life on earth is not for the faint of heart.
Therefore, you can see the areas of focus through your astrological chart. Areas of focus in your chart are where the planets are.
If you have a stellium of three or more planets in a sign, or a house in a water house, which are the Fourth, Eighth, or Twelfth houses, the heavy focus on those areas in your life can indicate trauma is likely.
In a nutshell, the Fourth House can indicate early childhood, ancestry, home, and end of life, and childhood and ancestral trauma can be traced here.
In addition, it correlates with the sign of Cancer.
The Eighth House is a house that rules sex, death, psychology, the occult, taxes, inheritances, and other people's belongings.
It can indicate your psychological state and how you transform, as it correlates with Scorpio.
Finally, the Twelfth House indicates anything hidden, such as addictions, karma, institutions, psychic activity, dreams, phobias, and mental health issues. It correlates with Pisces.
Here is the article that covers more of it in detail:
Why Is Trauma Associated With The Astrological Water Houses?
Also, as promised last Friday, I would do a boundary-setting tarot spread, and this is what I got:
1. Card One: Moon
2. Card Two: Two of Wands
3. Card Three: Six of Wands
4. Card Four: Ace of Pentacles
Card one represents the individual that asks too much of you.
I got the Moon, so that means those who pretend they are your friends or those who are friendly to your face but don’t have your best interest at heart would be the ones to ask too much from me.
That is interesting, as I would not dare to put up with that today, but I sure did in the past, so it is accurate.
Funny, though, I was thinking about some of those people earlier in the week, so the cards must have picked up on that.
Cards two and three represent the guidance for my response to them. So the Two of Wands and Six of Wands both came up.
Always plan (Two of Wands) for a winning (Six of Wands) response that will make them think twice about asking anything of you again.
Therefore, brainstorm some ideas, and you can use places like Reddit or Quora to create a winning response.
You may conclude that the best response to someone who asks too much of you is that you will not help them because you don’t want to do that! As a result, they will never bug you again!
Finally, card four represents how you will find your power within, and I got the Ace of Pentacles for that.
Understanding your worth will help you find your power to let the boundary you are setting manifest so that the same individual will not bother you again.
Even better, the boundary you set will be so strong that others will see you are not the one they can use.
Since no one has asked anything of me for a while, I am taking this reading as a warning that it could be on the horizon. But I will know how to handle it!
In the meantime, here are some articles I wrote this week in Tarot Talk:
7 Tarot Cards That Represent Conflict
What Messages Do The Feminine Figures of the Tarot Have For You?