I have had a couple of months now that have involved the cutting down or trimming of trees that exists/ed between different property owners. The first round happening with my elderly neighbor to the South. One day she saw I was doing some lawn work and started yelling at me…. that has been how we always have communicated. She is a retired school cafeteria lunch lady and still falls back on intimidating everyone. After a few days of battling and providing legal proof that I was not responsible for the branches of my tree over hanging her property, I just gave in and trimmed them anyway… it is how the rest of the world deals with her, we give in to her obstinate stances. Straight up, I went looking at my 8th house for what was happening. All is in check. At the time, the Sun was transiting my 8th conjunct Saturn in Virgo. Lilly in “Christian Astrology” gives trees the Sun for rulership. The 8th house is that of shared property, which tree branches overhanging in someone elses property would more than qualify.
The neighbor to the North is much more pleasant to work with. I approached him about removing the line of trees that have grown between our houses and braided through a shared fence. (His fence when I investigated further) Now, before any Druids out there shake their fists at me, these are Chinese (or Siberian) Elms, and in Colorado are equivalent to the weeds of trees…. they propagate quickly, become infested easily, and are shallow rooted, so they fall with severe weather and can cause considerable damage. Our trees seemed to have delighted in trespassing on each others property. We talked about it, we agreed, and then waited… and then the trees came down, Astrologically, Mars moved from Cancer (in its fall) to fiery Leo, and within moments, the chainsaw started. Trees fell from his side on to mine and back and forth. We discussed the clean up and mentioned different options like have it mulched or use as firewood… and it dawned on me, this was so incredibly 8th house stuff. Look at the trees like if they were people…. trespassing (8th), plotting their demise/murder (8th again), cutting them down/murder (8th) and then discussing how to get rid of the corpses (mulching, firewood, ect…) and the reason, the 8th house shared property and we were worried about damages and again 8th house issue of insurance.
8th house or 5th house, that is an argument for another day, but the time released arrow Cupid sent a few years back when I first met him, activated… bleh, at least on my side. He has an additional agenda with the trees coming down, he is building a privacy fence to keep his dog in the yard, and the trees would be in the way. Privacy around the house could be many different houses to look at, such as the 4th and the 12th. So naturally, I became curious what was happening in his chart that would have spurred all the action.
I mentioned to him briefly that I was an Astrologer some days earlier, though I think he heard (or wanted to hear) that I was an Astronomer…. that would have been easy to explain… So, I went there, the scary place, asking someone for all of their birth information. He really didn’t seem reluctant, yet something didn’t look like it was clicking as I pressed on…. time? City? He gave the information, but I could feel the giant question mark hanging in the air. I will give him the link to this blog, but I don’t know how much sense it will make. My sister who has listened to my Astrological ramblings for decades still refers to it as my “crazy Moon man talk”.
So what did I find? Well, we appropriately have our Moons in each other’s 8th house. His Progressed Mars is conjunct my Natal Mars and Mercury. The transit Saturn has been Conjuct his Moon for awhile (yikes) and that is seen in my 8th and his 10th (lol, maybe this is all stress relief from work situation) Transit Mars is applying to the cusp of the 8th in his Progressed chart. Transit Pluto is going through his second house (property) OK… that may be the privacy fence ooooh and Pluto, the death of the trees. The Solar Arc Moon is lined up with Natal Neptune in the 12th house, hmmm The Moon representing the home, the privacy of the 12th, and Neptune often wanting for seclusion…
The moral of the story is that it is never coincidence. Every moment is there in the charts, just look for it.