Charge the Life-Force
The doorways to the Second and Eighth houses are created by the line of the Power Axis. Now that you have a physical body, and a visible persona, it must be charged with vitality and life force. To properly charge the life force, requires an alternating current of energy. To prime our batteries, we receive the gifts of Gaia’s bounty. We receive food, which fuels the physical body, and we receive the resources needed for the Fifth House objective, which fuels the heart. To fully charge our batteries we must complete the circuit and create an alternating current, we must connect to the source energy of the Force. This requires, giving-back. Giving-back fuels the collective. Fueling the collective fuels the Force. Which in turn benefits the individual. And thus, the circuit is completed, and the cycle, as long as perpetuated, remains for eternity.
The Second House is the realm of resources. The Way of the Goddess is to live in balance. Within each material realm is provided all of the material requirements to sustain life and to partake in the creative process–the process that emulates divinity. That is the natural order, the natural balance. Likewise, the material resources provided by your planet and all the material resources from the vastness of space beyond your planet, are not to be owned by individuals. They are the planet’s, and the Goddess’ gift to their children. Your planet’s land and resources are yours by divine birthright. The food the planet gives is fuel to the physical body, the resources the planet gives, which allows you to partake in the creative process, is fuel to the energetic spark that animates your physical body. Therefore, the resources the planet gives, fuels the heart.
The natural sign of the Second House is the stabilizing Earth sign of Taurus, the Builder. The natural ruler of Taurus is the Guardian of Beauty, Venus. As the Guardian of Beauty, Venus encourages us to create beauty with the resources the planet gives. When we are surrounded in beauty, the emotion of joy is created and the Force is strengthened. When we are surrounded in ugliness the emotion of despair is created and the Force is weakened. Beauty is power. The term beauty here does not apply to the physical body. For all human bodies are equally beautiful because of their divinity. “Beauty” here applies only to the ideals and objects of human creation. Venus here quite literally powers the heart, the body, and the act of manifestation. To deny yourself the resources you need to survive and thrive is a form of suicide. To deny access of resources to others is to damage their life force. It is a slow and cruel form of mass destruction.
Here, in this realm, the Power Axis has been severed. You no longer function as a tribe, and there is no true sharing of the Earth’s bounty. The Earth’s gifts have been snatched up by those who’s connection is severed from the Force, those who are self-serving. In doing so, they steal from their Mother and they steal from humanity, selling the Earth to the highest bidder. The current of the Power Axis has been replaced by a system of paper currency. It is a false currency. But as with all things, it is an evil that can be leveraged for good. The people of this realm have never been fully charged and know not the rewards of true power.
Whereas the Second House represents taking for individual survival, the Eighth House represents giving for the survival of the collective–the survival of the Force. The Eighth House is the house of sharing. If we take from the planet freely with no regard for the “other”, it is a form of genocide because inevitably, the planet will be depleted. The planet will eventually replenish herself, but she will not be able to do so within the timespan of a human life cycle. Each individual has a specific, unique gift to contribute back to humanity. The giving of that gift empowers the collective, which in turn fuels the Force. Utilizing the Second House resources, to develop a one’s unique contribution, powers us as the individual. Investing that unique contribution back into humanity through sharing freely, just as the planet freely gives of herself, powers us as the collective. This is the natural order of things. When we are in a perpetual state of receiving and giving, there is no need for charity, there is no lack, and there is no suffering. This is the greatest secret and the greatest truth of the ages. To empower the collective is to empower ourselves.
The term “giving-back” is used here because there is much confusion about the concepts of giving, charity, and investments in your realm. Giving is gifting a possession to another and not requiring anything in return. This is rare in your world. Some type of acknowledgment in the form of a “thank you” and some type of treatment such as respect and gratitude is expected. Charity is the giving to someone “less fortunate”. An investment is designed to benefit both parties. However, both parties are solely vested in their own best interest. All of these are out of balance and in conflict with the Way.
Giving is not truly a gift, it is an ego-based exchange. The giver receives an ego boost in the form of recognition and respect. To call it a gift is to ignore the complete dynamic, which is to live a lie.
Charity requires that there be a “less fortunate” to give to, which is an abomination to the Goddess. And, this is also an ego-based exchange, because the giver most often receives recognition and respect for conducting the charity. Charity does little to remove the dynamic of having a “less fortunate” population. It doesn’t fix anything. For the receiver, it is akin to a band-aid with salt on it. For your societies view the receiver as being emotionally indebted for eternity. The receiver must be forever grateful and is fully expected to use the charity “wisely”, regardless that the charity does nothing to remove the root of their “less fortunate” state.
Investments are designed solely for the “accumulation of wealth” for the parties involved, and not designed to benefit the whole collective.
Giving-back is to use one’s possessions, to benefit the world, without any ego-based energetic exchange. When we have received freely from the Earth’s bounty it is natural to give freely. There is no sense of lack-no fear-no logical reason to not share. There is no room for “not sharing” to enter into the equation.
This is the greatest truth. This is the truth that has so long been buried, that the true concept of giving-back is but a flicker tucked away in the dark recesses of humanity’s mind.
The natural sign of the Eighth House is the stabilizing Water sign of Scorpio, the Transformer. The natural ruler of Scorpio is Pluto, the Guardian of Truth & Power, for the two are interdependent. Pluto teaches that only through sharing do we obtain true power. Venus teaches us that equal distribution of resources begets power.
Venus is a feminine, magnetic force. Pluto is masculine, electric force. By actively sharing, the material possessions we need are naturally attracted to us. And thus is born a perpetual, natural cycle of giving and receiving. To equally give and equally receive maintains the balance and flow of the Power Axis.