Descendent, Origin of Soul; Part 1 of 2

According to several online dictionaries, descendent, means: 1. descending from an ancestor; proceeding from an ancestor or source; one deriving from a precursor or prototype; 2. moving or directed downward.

I’ve talked a lot about the Ascendant in my astrological birth chart, and there’s a lot of content and interest focused on the Ascendant in general for obvious reasons. The definitions for Ascendant are opposite of those given for descendent, and through those definitions we can understand why so many people want to know about it, but I’ve been thinking about this recently, and what came to mind was this; we all start from the bottom and nothing built is done so from the top down.

In addition, if we’re to internalize the idea of a final destination, or a journey or path taking us from one place to another then wherever this road leads to would require our understanding, knowing, and awareness of where we came from.

How are you supposed to know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been or where you’re coming from?

When it comes to the astrological birth chart, or any astrological chart, the term descendent is used twice. The first is in association to the Moon. The Lunar South Node is the descending nodal point that shows where the Moon begins its descent on the ecliptic as it crosses paths with the Sun. It’s where the Moon starts going downward.

The other, which is the focus of this posting, is the descendent. If you look at a birth chart, you will notice a thick black line running across the chart from the ascendant on the left to the descendent on the right. The ascendant is the cusp of the 1st House, and it can only be found by knowing the exact time you’re creating the chart for. For our birth charts, that means knowing the exact time of birth.

People who shun precision tend to shun the truth as well, but trust me, when it comes to astrology, exact times are important. Every degree is important and every degree has a unique meaning attached to it. In addition, when you know the exact time and you can find the ascendant, you can then adjust all the other houses accordingly.

The Ascendant/Descendant is an axis, they’re points in opposition (180 degrees apart). That means they’re at opposite points exactly. If you’re ascendant (first house cusp) is 3 degrees, then you’re Descendent (seventh house cusp) is also going to be on the 3rd degree.

The Ascendant/Descendant axis is a horizontal axis that defines our earthly limitations. If you can imagine Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man with his arms stretched out wide, one hand would touch the Ascendant and the other would touch the Descendent. This is from a spiritual perspective.

Astrologically, this axis divides the chart in half separating the top from the bottom, the upper six houses from the lower six houses, and night from day.

Now, let’s get into the interesting stuff. We all want to know who we are, and we all want to know where we came from. Let’s think about this.

If the Descendent represents where we came from, and the Ascendant represents where we’re going, then that means the Descendant represents that ancestor, precursor, prototype, and source we’re coming from. And this couldn’t possibly have anything to do with our physical existence or current reality, right? Because physically, we’re born into a family. We can trace our family linage and see exactly where and who we came from.


This is something much deeper and non-physical. The Descendent is the cusp of the 7th House, and the 7th House is the House of relationships. The Ascendant is the cusp of the 1st House, and the 1st House is the House of Self, it’s who we are.

When we read our charts, we all begin with the 1st House. That’s what we’re taught and that’s what we’re shown. The 1st House is supposed to tell us who we are, and then, as we work our way through the houses and make our way to the 7th, the 7th House is supposed to represent a later time in life when we form relationships and finally meet the “other” but only after we know who we are and gain the communication and social skills to do so.

This is a contradiction!

If the Descendant is where we’re coming from, then that’s our starting point not the Ascendant. That means we’re coming from a relationship (7th House) and we did not start alone, but we’re striving towards or trying to reach individuation or self awareness (1st House). The Ascendant/Descendent axis represents a process through which we come into being and gain full awareness of who we are. The axis represents the process or path, and the points themselves represent, in a sense, locations.

This is an unbelievable realization!

This is about the origin, development, and growth of our souls! The Ascendant/Descendent axis represents the spiritual path, the journey through God’s Grace and goodness, some of us are forced into after we’re awakened. It’s the physical manifestation of something that ultimately began in the etheric realms.

Yes, the astrological birth chart as we’re taught to read it, does explain, reveal, and indicate how our current lives are and will be affected by the alignments and relationships of the planets and other heavenly bodies, but there’s something deeper and more significant in there for those who have to the eyes to see, and the wisdom to understand.

At the soul level, our souls began in a relationship and connected to source, which is represented by the descendent. So, it’s true. Our souls are on a journey. Our soul, as much as it hurts, must detach from source and go through this process of development that ultimately leads to self-awareness, which is represented by the ascendant and the 1st House.

What the soul is going through at the etheric level will manifest into our lives at the physical level through a path of spirituality where we seek the answers to more meaningful questions and pursue the meaning of life itself. The outside becomes like the inside, and the inside becomes like that of the outside as the journey mirrors itself. In the physical, it’s houses 1 through 7 beginning with the self in the 1st House and striving towards meaningful partnerships, relationships, and marriages with the others in the 7th House.

At the soul or etheric level, it’s houses 7 through 1. The soul begins in the 7th House of Relationships as it’s connected to its source and creator, and when the time is right, it begins its journey for self-discovery, which is obtained in the 1st House.

What’s really interesting, and something I’ve experienced during my own spiritual pursuits, is that in real life, the 1st House of Self is always taken for granted. Sarcastically, people say, “What do you mean you’re trying to find out who you are? You’re Francis LaManna, I’m your father, that’s your mother, and this is where we live. C’mon man, what are you trying to figure out?”

People sarcastically assume the knowledge of knowing who we are individually is common and already known, but they couldn’t be any further from the truth. The truth is that that attitude and approach is how they keep us apart of the collective and prevent us from reaching self-awareness.

It’s my understanding of all this that causes such great excitement and intrigue when considering my own Descendent. So, let’s take this back to the beginning since we now know what the Descendent represents.

Who are you? Where did you come from?

Gift Found in Most Unusual Spot

Several months ago, I was digging through my birth chart looking for clues and hidden treasures. It took a while, but I was finally able to find the placement of some asteroids, which are all Greek or Roman Goddesses.

At a first glance, I saw Chiron near the top of my chart in Taurus in the 10th House, and I saw the conjunction between Jupiter (7th degree) and Mars (12th degree) in Virgo in the 2nd House.

What I didn’t see, however, was the missing piece.

It took a long time and many hours of studying, but finally, I was able to find the connection between the main belt asteroid, 5 Astrea, and the Starry Maiden, Astrea, in Greek and Roman mythology. Once that was done, I could find and interpret her placement in my chart.

With Astrea, I now had something in my chart that I never even knew was there; two Grand Earth Trines! A few months after finding this connection in my chart, it manifested into the physical!



Vesta 10 degrees, Chiron 9 degrees/Taurus/10th House of Public Image

Jupiter 7 degrees, Mars 12 degrees/Virgo/2nd House of Possessions

Astrea 8 degrees/Capricorn/6th House of Work and Wealth.

They say Virgo isn’t the best placement for Jupiter, and this is a perfect example. While I can work and earn money, abundance and expansion is limited.

Cardinal Points & Festivals

Hello beloved.

Right now, we have both the Sun (0 ♊) and the Moon (26 ♊) in the sign of The Twins, Gemini. The current moon cycle began on the 19th of May in Taurus, and last night, the moon was a waxing crescent in Gemini. Tonight will be the second night of the new phase, and we’ll see another waxing crescent lit up at 4% in Gemini.

There are two festivals coming up that I’m now recognizing because of astrology. Vesta is the Goddess of hearth and home, and her festival, Vestalia, is celebrated on June 9th. The inner sanctum of the temple of Vesta is open on June 7th and closed on June 15th.

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The second is the feast day of Saint Mary Magdalene on July 22nd. In addition to the connection between July 22nd and my ascendant, Mary Magdalene was also connected to Diana and Artemis (Moon), the Goddess of the Hunt.

The last thing I wanted to share is something I consider to be very important because it’s hidden information. Most of us know the Cardinal points in astrology; Aries and Libra share one axis, and Cancer and Capricorn share the other, but did you know these points are connected to Cardinal Virtues in Cristian Theology and classical philosophy?

The Cardinal Virtues are Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, and Temperance.





9th House Hosting Sun Plus 4

The astrological 9th House is known to be a broader version of the 3rd. The energetic relationships between planets and the influence of planetary archetypes can manifest in the 9th House and be relative to long-distance travel, higher thinking, philosophy, higher education, and publishing and literary pursuits.

Right now, Taurus is taking up the majority of space in the 9th House, and there’s definitely an abundance of energy in Taurus.

There’s a conjunction with the Sun on the 26th degree and Uranus on the 19th degree. Taurus is a sign of love and beauty, it’s ruled by Venus the Goddess of love, and it’s natural home is the 2nd House of possessions.

A conjunction between the Sun and Uranus can deliver a blast of will power to a necessary awakening. Taurus energy can be lazy, and the 9th House is definitely not a place for laziness. Uranus is jolting us to awaken because there’s much to gain (possessions) from pursuits in the 9th House. It could be a sudden interest to travel somewhere , or it could be a sudden interest to study and devote oneself to sacred or philosophical texts. Possessions need not always be something tangible, the truth perhaps, can be one of the greatest possessions of all.

On the other end of the sign, we have Jupiter 0 degree, the moon 4th degree, and Mercury on the 6th degree; that’s a three planet conjunction. Jupiter is sign of expansion and abundance, the Moon represents our subconscious mind, and Mercury represents our the part of our brain we use for everyday thinking. Given the sign and house and the conjunction between Uranus and the Sun, this three-way conjunction is showing an opportunity for mental expansion, and more importantly, the discovery of something previously unknown.

The presence of Mercury indicates communication of some kind, and this could be a conversation with someone who’s in possession of information or knowledge you need. It could also be you communicating the discoveries you’ve made during quiet study or meditation.

It’s not often we see five planets in one sign, and it wont last long. The Sun and the Moon will both enter Gemini in a few days.

Moon Conjunct Chiron; It’s All Coming Back

This morning, I found myself in contemplation for three hours while I sat in the morning sun. My attention was once again brought back to the North Node in my birth chart, and my ascendant (1’43 Leo).

The North Node represents where you’re going in this lifetime. It also represents the energy that needs to be harnessed to fulfill our soul’s mission.

My North Node is located on the 29th degree of Leo in the 2nd House. The star, Regulus (The Lion’s Heart) is also on the 29th degree of Leo. So, I have this conjunction between Regulus and the North Node.

The timing of this, of course, is perfect because May is the month when Regulus shines the brightest after the sun sets.

God already showed me that I was Gaius Octavius in a previous life, but that whole thing started flooding back again. I guess I missed something. For those who don’t know, Gaius Octavius was the First Roman Emperor (Caesar Augustus).

So, what did I miss?

Well, the 12th House is the end. I have Cancer in the 12th House, and on the 29th degree, there’s Orcus retrograde. Leo is tied to Italy and Rome, and Orcus is believed to have had a temple built in Palatine Hill, Italy. The connection I missed was that Augustus had his Imperial Palace built there.

My chart picks up from there with the 1st House beginning on the feast day of Mary Magdalene (7/22, which is also the first degree or first day the sun enters Leo). Metis, the Roman Goddess of wisdom and deep thought is on the 12th degree of Leo, and the only 1st House Placement I have. Which is kind of interesting because as you can see, I do a lot of deep thinking.

As far as my chart goes, I’m going to stop there. I didn’t want to tell you every specific detail about this morning’s meditation session, but I had to mention the part I did so you would understand the Moon’s placement for this morning.

At 10:52 this morning, the waning crescent Moon was located on the 17th degree of Aries in the 9th House. The Moon was in conjunction with Chiron, and both formed a square with Mars on the 27th degree of Cancer in the 12th House. Chiron was the wisest of the Centaurs and he was a teacher. A Chiron/Moon conjunction in Aries in the 9th House will bring all the subconscious and hidden thoughts and memories about the self to the surface.

Contemplation about past lives and reincarnation is a 9th House thing.

Can you see how that works?

The ninth house is the house of the higher mind, philosophical thinking, long-distance travel, and higher education. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and the ruler of the 1st House. The first house is the house of self. It’s who you are, were, and will be.

The Midheaven in my birth chart is 17 degrees Aries. That’s where the Moon was this morning. Chiron was using the power of the moon and the moon’s placement to to show me the highest point or culmination point of my chart as it related to my first house of self, Leo.

It was showing me that in a past life, I had everything. I was the Frist Emperor of Rome. That’s why I have the Jupiter 7th degree/Mars 12th degree conjunction in Virgo in the second house. That’s abundance through action, aggression, and war. Jupiter and Mars in the second house is acquiring possessions in abundance through conquering, through war.

But they’re both retrograde.

As a matter of fact, Orcus, Metis, Make Make, Jupiter, Mars, and Pluto are all retrograde stretching from the 29th degree of cancer in the 12th House, to the 21st degree of Libra in the 4th House.

And if all those retrogrades represent not an open door, but a closed one and a review of my past lives, than this life begins with me personifying Uranus, the Awakener, and the God of my sign, Aquarius.

The seventh house sun (18 degrees Aquarius) is born in bondage, but wakes up, breaks free and gains independence (Uranus).

Eternal Love

This will be easier to understand if you follow astrology, but even if you don’t, you’ll still get it.

My natal moon is on the 2nd degree of Scorpio, which is kind of interesting because for the first, I think, 12 hours of the day I was born on, the moon was in Libra. I think it just entered Scorpio a few hours before my birth.

Scorpio is not a very good placement to have a moon. They say the fixed nature of Scorpio makes it difficult for the native to be emotional, and because of that, most people who have a natal moon in Scorpio are misunderstood.

On top of that, my natal sun is in detriment in Aquarius in the 7th House. I’ve often heard people say a 7th House Sun is born in bondage, and maybe there’s something to that because I’m 43, and I’ve never been married. I’ve always felt like committing myself to a relationship meant sacrificing a part of myself.

There’s lots of interesting stuff like this going on in my chart, and I’ll give you one more before I get to my point. Mercury is exhalted in Aquarius, but in Pisces, it’s in its fall. Mercury in my chart is on the zero point degree of Pisces.

You can’t make this stuff up!

I’ve always believed a chart full of unfavorable placements and aspects was full of opportunities and mysteries, and I think that holds true.

Now, despite the amount of illusion in my chart, there’s one thing that definitely stands out, and that’s my ascendant. I’ve been practicing and studying astrology since 2008, and it was only two months that I finally woke up to truth about my ascendant.

The numerical code for “I Love You” is 143. The feast of Saint Mary Magdalene, Apostle of the Apostles, and the first of the women who followed Jesus to proclaim Him as having risen from the dead is celebrated on July 22nd.

7/22, from an astrological perspective, is the end of Cancer and the beginning of Leo.

My ascendant is 1°43 Leo, and I looked at this point in my chart probably thousands of times over the years, and it never meant anything to me until two months ago.

Now, it carries a special meaning.

Despite all the uncertainty, all the illusion, and all the detriments and falls; no matter how difficult and hard life gets, there’s a message of eternal love right on my ascendant.

It’s not Fair

It’s not fair to verbally attack me, and yell at me when you’re in a bad mood. It’s not fair that you constantly ruin my days, mornings and nights, weekends, personal time, creative time, and time off because you’re upset.

You’re anger and personal issues are contagious and bring everyone down around you.

When you’re in a bad mood, you fight and argue with everyone around you until you’ve had your fill, and you carry on until the people around you are no longer happy, but miserable and upset.

And then, you have the nerve to laugh!

It’s your laughter at that point that angers me the most, because you just destroyed everything around you. How could you laugh? How could you be that selfish?

Mothers and women are supposed to be a source of love and care, and if that’s your way of loving, I don’t want it or anything to do with it.

Happy Mothers Day.

I forgive you, and I hope one day you find your source of happiness.

Until then, I ask that you have enough curtesy and consideration to not terrorize my life. Because that’s exactly what that is, it’s terrorism.


Good evening friends, followers, and fans!

I do apologize. If you’ve been following me for the last five years, you might’ve noticed a drop in productivity. You’re right, the numbers are way down, and while it would be my choice to write and blog-posting two to three times per day, that scenario isn’t my reality yet. The bills have to get paid, and until this blog can do that, I have to work.

Okay, so, lets get into the meat of this post. I’m a fair guy, and I’m sure there are lots of men and woman out here who are fair as well. I’m not a selfish person. When two people are talking, meaning they met at some point, continued talking with one another, and their relationship eventually progressed to the level of intimacy, the big talk is going to come at some point.

The big talk is about what two people want out of a relationship. We’ve been sleeping together for several months, and things have been good. Then, one day, you tell me you want more. You want someone who’s going to be with you on a serious level. You want someone who’s going to love you and your children, and take care of things financially.

That’s a lot to ask of someone, but not unreasonable. I’m fair. I say to you, listen, I love you. We’ve been talking and sleeping with one another for a while, but at this point, I can’t give you what you want. I’m just not ready. If you feel like you want more, and you want to be able to date to find Mr. Right, go ahead. I’m not going to stop you from meeting someone who can give you what I can’t.

I’m not giving you the nod to start having casual sex and one night stands on a regular basis. That’s not right, and that’s not fair.

Moving forward.

When it comes to sex, I’ll admit, I’m not a saint. I’ve had lots of premarital sex in my 20’s. However, I was always in a relationship. I was never into one night stands, or sex with random people, and I’ll tell you why.

Sex, to me, is more enjoyable and more stimulating when love is involved. Some people love having sex, and they love having lots of random sex with lots of random people. That’s not really me.

For me, sex is first mental, then physical. It’s starts with an eye catching attraction. Something about you draws me to you, and it could be a beautiful face, a nice butt, or whatever. I’ll approach you, and things progress from there. The most enjoyable sex for me is when I can connect with my partner on a mental level. Sex starts in the mind, and it manifests physically.

I’m mature, and I don’t paly games. There’s a progression to things. You can have the best body in the world, you can have the nicest ass on the planet, and you might be really good at what you do, but if we’re not connecting on a mental level, none of that matters.

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To the people who are more serious about sex, and the people who might not be sexually active yet, I had an epiphany several months ago. My body is a temple, and I want to keep that temple clean and healthy.

You eat healthy, you exercise, and you take good care of yourself. You don’t put drugs, alcohol, or nicotine in your body. You’re in pristine condition, untouched. That was me at one time, and I’m sure that’s a lot of people right now.

So, let me share something with you no one ever bothered to share with me.

Sex is a choice, and you should be viewing your body as a temple because if you’re going through all this trouble to keep your temple clean, healthy, and pure, you’re not going to let just anyone enter your temple. You’re not going to be so willing to share your temple.

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That was my epiphany. Your body is a house of god. You can’t see what’s going on on the inside, but that’s why the outside is a reflection of the inside. Whatever you see on the surface of your body, is an outward physical manifestation of something going on within. Take your body seriously. Take your life seriously. It’s okay to play, it’s okay to have fun, and it’s okay to hang out and spend time with friends, but make yourself and your life your number one priority because I know now at 43, that no one else is going to.

Have a great night, and enjoy your Sunday tomorrow.

In Love With the Fame

With Venus in the 10th House right now, love and beauty entered the realm of career and public reputation. I wouldn’t be wrong to assume love could be used to further your personal goals and agenda in this area as well. I’m not suggesting you sleep with the boss to get that promotion you want so bad, but if you put a little extra care and love into your pursuits, it might really pay off.

It’s possible a recent career choice has made you very happy, and the truth here is when you love what you do for a living, everything else seems to follow.

The 10th House is also an area that represents a place you’ve arrived at through your own efforts. Don’t be afraid to show a kinder and more loving side of yourself if you’re not seen in that way already.

Cancer is the sign here, and Cancer is the sign of home and family. At this time, I would look for opportunities coming by way of the family. Sometimes, a parent or a sibling might have a friend or know someone who could be of help to you.

A lot of people don’t recognize this, but the home and family play a huge part in where you end up in life. The 4th House (home and family) represents your foundation, and parents who are well known and successful in their careers tend to have children who follow suit. Family members can open doors for us that friends can’t.

But, let’s not get too wrapped up in the 4th House because we’re talking about the 10th House. If you’re looking to increase your popularity and gain more recognition or even fame, it’s hard to ignore someone who genuinely loves. Right? Doesn’t love conquer all?