21/05/2011

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Psychic Indicators

Psychism Is what lives beyond physical science, or knowledge, and represents the immaterial and irrational side of life. A psychic person usually signifies someone who is highly sensitive to supernatural forces.

Psychic indicators in the natal chart are frequently shown by planets in water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces), and their corresponding ruling planets (Moon, Neptune and Pluto) and houses (4th, 8th, and 12th).

The water signs represent feeling and sensitivity. Many astrologers tend to give the water signs psychic attributes, and this is usually because water has a feeling for things, and they see below the surface of life. Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces can also readily enter into the feelings of others, and these signs are easily stirred emotionally by what they like and dislike.

Cancers have powerful gut instincts, and a key phrase for Cancer is “I Feel”. They tend to respond to what they feel is right and true. To the air signs it is a funny response to say “ I feel” something is true, but Cancer tends to respond to the world with their feelings and not their intellect.

Cancer is ruled by the Moon, and their emotions are changeable and moody, they also have a tendency of absorbing all the emotions around them, and this makes them susceptible to the moods of others. Cancer can detect when others are upset, and they retain feelings connected with the personal emotions.

Cancer’s feelers pick up information from their environment, readily sensing the psychic atmosphere, and everything that is invisible and unsaid. The Moon can tune into the natural cycles of life, and so they have an excellent sense of timing and know when things are about to change.

Scorpio's have deep instincts on a psychic level. Plutonian people can see behind reality to the invisible world. Scorpio’s association with death and the underworld implies that they feel the reality of dying, death and reincarnation. In the month of Scorpio the earth is dying and the veil between this world and the next is said to be at its weakest. Therefore Scorpio’s are drawn into the mysteries of life and death, and the never-ending cycle of life.

Halloween is also celebrated at this time; ghosts, demons and other supernatural forces come out to play. Scorpio’s have deep psychological insights into human behaviour, and they love to explore the psychic debris, hidden secrets, and deeper levels of reality. The ability to see in the dark gives them heightened awareness of what lies behind reality.

Scorpio’s tail often represents its super laser like ability to get to the heart of the matter. Pluto also rules possession and there is a great emotional force behind them which is intuitively connected to life’s mysteries. Scorpio’s ability to burrow deep means that they excel in research, detection, and the occult.

Pisces and Neptunian people are said to have high intuition, and mediumistic abilities. Mercury-Neptune aspects are often indicated as a psychic marker because of the pairing between the conscious and the unconscious. Neptunian people usually absorb everything which is around them, and these people feel the pain of others as if were their own, and are naturally attuned to worlds that others don’t have conscious access to.

Some Pisceans are described as “spaced out” or weird and they tend to have powerful imaginations and vivid dreams. They usually need some place where they can withdraw from reality and be at one with themselves. They probably are the most paradoxical of personalities, and the two fishes swimming in opposite directions represent this strange duality.

Pisces has weak boundaries and moves in and out of doorways as if they didn’t exist. They also seek to merge with everything around them. The 12th house represents the final stage of man, and also the beginning. Part of Pisces' magic is their ability to dive into the sea of the collective unconscious and bring up something inspiring for the rest of mankind.

It is said that Neptune’s psychic connectedness is really a secret sense of fusion with another world beyond this one. According to astrologer Liz Greene, the glamorous side of psychic manifestations become glamorous, rather than the basis for intellectual questioning when there are astrological significations such as Moon-Neptune, Mercury-Neptune and Jupiter-Neptune, along with a birth chart in the element of water, or Neptune strongly aspected in the 4th house, 8th house or 12th house.

Astrologer C.EO Carter points to Neptune for clairvoyant abilities:

When spontaneous at any rate, come chiefly under Neptune, although they may undoubtedly be coloured by influences from other planets and Neptune conjunct Sun or Mercury, seems a very common indication. Uranus probably has more to do with consciously acquired clairvoyance. "Astral vision” is certainly connected with the watery element, and, most of all, with Cancer, which is extremely sensitive to conditions of all kinds.

Out of the fire signs Sagittarius and its ruler Jupiter have a future orientated vision of life, and see possibilities far off into the distance. The sign is usually linked with foresight and is mostly concerned with “hunches”.

Some astrologers associate the planet Uranus with psychic ability, but Uranus is very much an intellectual planet. In astrology, the planet relates to human consciousness and represents a kind of intuitive knowledge, but not of the “psychic kind”. Uranus’ revelations are much faster than the human intellect; Uranus has the ability to plug into the larger system, and signifies all things that arrive full-blown into consciousness.

A prominent Uranus is said to bring flashes of insight and understanding. It signifies inventiveness especially when combined with Gemini planets and Mercury. A scientific psychic investigator may have these combinations with water signs, and planets in the corresponding houses, along with Neptune and Pluto aspects.

I came across an interesting piece of information from the book Cult Watch; it is about Astrologers having some sort of psychic power. Now as we know we also have very straight down the line, almost Saturnian type astrologers who would scoff at the idea that most astrologers use intuition or psychic power to arrive at their conclusions.

There are astrologers who categorise themselves as purely scientific, but even they can’t deny there is an element of mystery involved when interpreting astrology symbols. On the other hand, we also have astrologers who claim that their spiritual gifts help them to interpret charts more accurately. The authors raised some interesting points about some of the misconceptions that the public have about astrologers having some sort of divine power.

The question that must be answered is, “Are all astrologers psychic?” Truthfully, even though all astrologers practice an occult art, this does not mean every astrologer is psychic. It is common knowledge that there are standard “cook book” methods for astrological interpretation of charts that anyone can buy. But some astrologers do openly classify themselves as “psychic astrologers.” And one astrologer even went so far as to tell us all genuine were psychic by definition. Yet some astrologers never develop psychically, and others may require years to become psychic. However, we believe the vast majority eventually do. One former astrologer believe that because of their abilities, all true astrologers are sooner or later subject to spiritistic inspiration, whether or not they are conscious of being psychic. By Cult Watch, John Ankerberg & John Weldon

Still, astrology is ruled by Uranus which represents these kinds of intellectual revelations:

Sometimes Uranian revelations seem wild and cranky to “sane” folk. People use pendulums or dowsing rods, or the perform mental exercises which seem to have a direct effect on apparently solid and immovable matter. Or they peer at funny astrological symbols and seem to know everything about you. It makes no sense to the earthbound mind – how they are coming up with these answers? – but it is a faculty of the mind which can move backward into the past or forward into the future with equal ease, and achieves its conclusions through insight into the whole system. It isn’t really foresight, in that sense; but the rational ego experiences it as such.” By Liz Greene