Question asked on the 2nd September 2009 at 16:14 in Johannesburg
The ASC is 18 degrees 38’ Aquarius
This client contacted me in a terrible state; she had been home for about 1 week after a terrible accident where she broke her hip and pelvis. Coming home wounded may have triggered the problems with her dogs. She has two female Staffies the younger one has just turned two years of age.
These dogs had a really bad fight out of the blue resulting in huge vet bills, they were returned home and another terrible fight ensued. More vet bills and long hospital stay for the younger bitch.
Clearly there are three factors that all have caused this fighting, client is the alpha person in their lives and she is hurt, keeping two bitches of same aggressive breed is a not advisable and when a younger dogs gets to a certain age they become a threat for dominance to the older dog.
She asked the question to see if it can be fixed, how and why this is happening; I have chosen to share this chart as it is interesting and educational.
Querents Planets: Saturn
Quisited’s planets: Moon for the older dog and Venus for the younger dog.
Normally when you are asked a question with more than 1 person, child, employee, job, you can get a description of the thing or you can go to the next sign round. L6 came first, older dog, L7 there after, the dog that followed.
In some cases you can use a planet posited in the house, in this chart Venus is posited in the 6th in a feral sign which describes the young female dog perfectly. She is a beautiful dog whom everyone loves and will fight if prompted.
The other reason for choosing Venus is the fact that the Moon was the last planet to aspect Venus by opposition. This is a hard aspect, a difference of opinions which describes the fights. It brings things together only to split them apart, this is what happened, under supervision they were put together again and the results were awful.
The older dog’s description fits well as the Moon is in Aquarius describing her as old, Aquarius is ruled by Saturn the ruler of old things. Signs describe planets like an adjective. The Moon is waxing so describes the dog as larger and fleshy. This bitch is older, larger and fatter than the younger one.
L1 is ruled By Saturn, so her significator is Saturn. I cannot give her the Moon as you will notice that the Moon rules the 6th house of animals smaller than a goat. So we give the Moon to the older dog as describe above.
Saturn is posited in the 8th house and is peregrine. Simply put she is in a bad space, 8th house is a bad house to be in and it rules change and endings. Peregrine shows her confusion.
THE OLDER DOG
The sign on the cusp of the 6th is Cancer, L6 is ruled by the Moon, and the significator is the Moon. The Moon is Angular, in a fixed sign and peregrine. This dog is unsettled being peregrine, refuses to budge or give in to the other dog as Moon is in a fixed sign and has more power to act being angular. The Moon is on the cusp of the 1st so essentially has power over the querent and her home.
THE YOUNGER DOG
This dog is signified by Venus and is overpowered by the older dog as she is in the 6th house, the house the Moon rules. She has little power to act as she is in a bad house and interestingly enough the house ruling Hospitals. At the time this question was asked she was in hospital. She too is in a fixed and feral sign so she will not change her ways, in fact being feral she will fight again.
The fixed star Castor a binary star representing the mortal one of the twins, he is mischievous and prone to violence. Castor is on the cusp of the 6th so describes the feelings of the older dog, who clearly feels that she can tame the younger dog but unfortunately in a way prone to violence.
There is also a fixed star on Venus the younger dog, South Ascellus, the Ascelli stars are two stars telling the story of the war between the God’s and Titans. The joint influence shows quarrels, injuries to beasts and violent death. With Venus; trouble and enmity of woman. This poor little dog feels she has to fight for her life.
In many charts where there is more than 1 fixed star on relevant cusps or significator they often tell the story of the chart. In this case they are clearly telling us what is influencing the behavior of the two dogs.
There is no Mutual reception between the querent Saturn and the Moon, but what is interesting is the fact that the Moon has power over the querent as the Moon is posited on the cusp of the 1st house. Any planet on the cusp of a house has power over that house, if it is posited inside the house the ruler of the house has power over it. The older dog the Moon loves the querent as she receives Saturn by sign and triplicity, plus the Moon has power over whom she loves.
Sadly the querent really likes the younger dog as Saturn receives Venus by triplicity but also by fall. My querent says as much as she loves the younger dog her loyalties lie towards her older dog. So interesting to see how the power the Moon has over the querent is manifesting in this chart.
Also what is interesting to note is that Venus receives the querent by detriment, the younger dog either hates or fears the querent and this could be because the querent has not recognized the alpha status of the older dog and treats both equally which creates confusion in the ranks.
Now I need to look at the reception between the dogs. The Moon receives Venus by term so is aware of the other dog, does not hate it but aware of it. Venus the younger dog does not receive the Moon at all. Venus receives L7, other people, the Sun being the ruler, by sign and triplicity. Venus the younger dog really loves the querent’s husband and is very happy with other people.
WHAT SHOULD SHE DO?
Clearly the dogs cannot be kept together any more as one will be killed by the other. What need to be done now is to see where the dogs are heading, which one stays and which one goes.
Though there is no Mutual reception from the querent for the older dog, the Part of Fortune, also known as the part of hunger is in the sign of Cancer ruled by the Moon, her older dog. Had it have been in Taurus or Libra the querent would have hungered for the younger dog. The simple fact that the older dog is in a fixed sign and in the 1st house, as a planet with in 5 degrees of a cusp is read as in that house, means that the older dog has power over the querent’s space and there to stay.
We know that the older dog is here to stay so we need to help our client and give her some solution if possible. We need to move the significators of the dogs forward to see where they are applying to or moving to.
The next aspect the Moon makes is with the querent, as the Moon will conjunct the 1st house before making any other aspect and then literally move into the 1st house. The older dog will remain at home.
Looking at Venus, the significator of the younger dog, Mercury is applying to aspect Venus by sextile. I now look to see if I can figure out what Mercury could signify, L5 or L8, and as they have no intention of putting this darling dog to sleep I am interested to see who L5 could possibly be. The 5th house is the fun house as well as the house of children.
So I get in touch with the querent and ask if firstly she had children, she has two boys, one at home and the other has just moved into a house that her husband is renovating to use as an office. The older son is living there till the renovations are complete then intends buying his own place.
She said that he had offered to take the darling Venus dog to this house and look after her there. Funnily enough the next house Venus moves to is the 7th, and the querent’s husband spends most of his time there working with the son. Venus will become angular and have more power to act.
This chart really spoke and guided us in the correct way to deal with the dogs. The younger dog is happily living at the office house with the son, seeing the person she loves most almost every day, the querent’s husband. She follows him around and sleeps at his feet during the day. The son’s friends are always around and she is blooming, happier than they have ever known her to be.
The older dog is as happy as Larry, queen of her space with no fear of loosing her alpha status. Both dogs are scarred from their fights but that is all forgotten as they are both settled and happy.