Horary Astrology: Free Astrology Readings – “When Will My Son Stop Using Drugs?”

July 23, 2007 by  

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Horary Astrology Question:

My son has been an on/off IV drug user since he was 18. He is presently 24. The guilt & devastation this has caused family is beyond words. Of course when he is using he cannot be trusted, has stolen my car, etc. When he is clean he is kind, caring & smart. He came from a “normal” middle class home, no abuse/addictions, and two happily married parents. We threw money at it initially, in our panic. Now we give unconditional love, and lots of our time. We see that this will be a lifetime commitment. Otherwise, my life is greatly blessed with a husband that adores me, a job I love, a happily married well adjusted daughter, and solid relationships.


Nina Gryphon:

Dear M.,

Thank you for writing to me. I am sorry to hear about your son, and can only imagine what you have been through. I cast a horary chart for the time that I understood your question, and the horoscope is below:

Free Astrology Readings – “When Will My Son Stop Using Drugs?”

In this horoscope, your son is shown by Mars, ruler of your fifth house of children. Mars is not doing terribly well; it is in Taurus, the sign of its detriment. Clearly, your son is not in a good place. The question is whether this will ever change, and if so, when. The good news is that Mars is angular, just about to enter the seventh house. So the only person who can change the situation is your son. Does he want to?

I do not like the fact that Mars is in a fixed sign, showing a resistance to change. I also do not see a major motivation for him to do so. If he wanted to change, I would be inclined to look at Mars’s transition into the next sign, Gemini (where it is considerably stronger than in Taurus) as showing definite improvement in about 13 to 14 months. However, if, as I suspect, the motivation is not there, this timeline turns into 13 to 14 years.

Whatever the timeframe, about three quarters of the way through, he is going to experience some kind of negative wake-up call, which may well motivate him to make a serious change. This is shown by Mars applying to square Saturn. Saturn can just rule negative things in general, but here it rules your son’s 12th house of self undoing, which can include both drugs and jail. So there is a sense that he will hit rock bottom before things improve.

I wish the news had been better, but the motivation to change his life will have to come from within.

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2 Responses to “Horary Astrology: Free Astrology Readings – “When Will My Son Stop Using Drugs?””

  1. Celice on July 26th, 2007 9:46 pm

    Hi Nina
    Quick technical query – you say that Saturn rules his 12th house, Libra is on the cusp of the 11th and 12th house – and Capricorn is on the cusp of the 3rd house. Please explain. Did you “turn” the chart? (I think that’s what its called)?

  2. gryphonastrology on July 30th, 2007 11:18 am

    Hi Celice,

    Yes, that’s it exactly. It’s *his* 12th house we are interested in, so we would turn the chart.


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