Truth Be Told Transformation YouTube Interview

Carmen discusses her new book "Moon Signs, Houses, and Healing" and her previous book released last year "Sun Signs, Houses, and Healing. She discusses her favorite thing about each astrological sun sign and moon sign. She discusses in-depth astrology and how it can help us heal, transform, and become more resilient.

Venus in the 12th House Lesson Learns

Carmen discusses what it's like to have Venus in the 12th house in the birth chart.

Mercury in Eighth House (Excerpt from Phoenixes & Angels)

When Mercury is placed in the eighth house, you are a person who hides their thoughts and ideas from others. It is difficult for you to trust someone because you are a very private person. Blessed with a perceptive mind seeing through fakeness, superficiality, and verbal accolades is a gift. There is a need for conversation that’s deep and meaningful. You enjoy probing the minds of others and enjoy trying to figure out if others are telling you the truth. Mental games and exercises strengthen the mind. Mental connections lead to greater emotional connections.

Born as an imaginative thinker, you excel by diving deep into complex subjects and solving problems. Understanding how things work on a deeper level brings comfort. Your mind is like a sponge absorbing everything going on in the environment. This ability can lead to confusion, irritability, and depression. You pick up other people’s thoughts easily and it’s hard to differentiate your own thoughts. Psychically gifted, you might have the ability to read minds, although you may not even realize it. Gifted with listening to others you are able to help others who have problems to share. Others like to discuss their secrets and similar spiritual interests with you. You enjoy talking with others about important life matters such as life, death, love, finances, and property.

You make an excellent psychologist or counselor. You have communication abilities that pull out the truth in others. Sensing what is going on with others, you are able to verbalize the words they need to hear. Your gift of expression touches others on a deep emotional level. If you like someone you may never tell them directly. Internalizing your anger can lead to explosions where you use your sharp tongue and lash out at others. Writing down your intense thoughts and ideas in a journal would be beneficial. Writing is a good stress reliever.

Enjoyment comes through reading detective books, mystery novels, and metaphysical books on topics such as astrology, tarot, numerology, and healing. It is important to discuss spiritual topics with people who are trusted and who challenge your belief system. You would benefit by studying the paranormal and researching mystical phenomena.

Mars in the Eighth House (Excerpt from Phoenixes & Angels)

When Mars is placed in the eighth house, you are a person who has a strong sexual nature. You often find yourself involved in relationships that are deep and highly sexual. Bonding with someone on a physical level makes it difficult to ever let go of that person. You become jealous, angry, obsessive and find yourself drawn to intense, unhealthy relationships. You enjoy pushing people to the breaking point and can be reckless in your dealings with others. Temper flare-ups and emotional outbursts are common. Living on the edge, seeking an adrenaline rush through speeding, skydiving, and risky behavior can lead to accidents. You are an intensely passionate person who experiences dramatic shifts in emotion although you try to repress them. There is a need to control your intense feelings and keep things hidden from others. You can be fiercely private and reclusive when you feel vulnerable. On the other hand you can lash out at others in a fiery rage of anger.

Exercising regularly and having a physical outlet for all of your intense energy will help balance emotions. Repressing your emotions, sexual urges, and desires can make you vulnerable to illness. Avoiding extremes and finding a healthy balance should be part of your self-care plan. You’re known for restricting yourself of things or overindulging in them because you are an “all or nothing” type of person.

Intuitive, insightful, perceptive and blessed with a strong imagination you have a gift for digging up secrets. You can excel in police or detective work where you can serve behind the scenes in some way. You have an inquisitive mind and an eye for detail. Researching and delving deeply into topics that require investigative skills suit your personality. People are drawn to you and like to share their problems. To process your complex emotional nature, you need alone time. Experiencing conflicts with family over inheritances, land, wills, and the material resources of someone close to you is common. There can be challenges with the marriage partner. You may inherit money from your father, grandfather or through a male family member. You might have to battle to claim what was given to you or may be cut out of someone’s will because of your aggressive behavior.

You can have special talents and are attracted to the healing fields such as medicine, massage therapy, psychology, and any field dealing with other people’s resources. If you do not feel deeply connected with others or if you are not able to dig deeply into situations, you can become bored and restless. You are sensitive to other people’s emotions, especially anger, rage, jealousy and resentment. With practice and time, you can become a powerful force of change in the lives of others.

Jupiter in the Eighth House

When Jupiter is in the eighth house, you are a person who is blessed with intuition and other people’s resources.  Out of all the placements of Jupiter, this is the most beneficial.  You will be taken care of financially and materially by others in your life.  This is the placement of inheritance and you will often inherit property, money, possession or a special gift from someone in your family or your spouse.  You will benefit from the sacrifices of others and they will give up things in their own life in order for you to succeed.  You may have a grandparent who saves their money for you to attend college.  Your parents might give up going to college themselves in order for you to go and they decide to pay your rent when you are in college.  Many blessings will be bestowed on you throughout your life and you will benefit by embracing this fact.  Sometimes you might feel guilty about what others give to you, but you have to overcome these feelings.  You need to understand that you are destined to benefit from others success and generosity.  The more you allow others to give to you and be thankful, the more you will begin to understand this placement. 
    You may be a person who has to sacrifice things in your own life at some time.  Many times people with this placement will have to give up things important to them, especially things that they know are not helping them grow.  Once you give up the very thing you think you need, the miracles of the universe will start working in your life.  Your greatest dreams and wishes will start to come true.  You will realize that by letting go of things and through your own pain, you grow and more abundance is bestowed upon you.  For instance, you may have had a relationship partner that was a bad influence in your life, treated you badly, disrespected you, but you still loved them.  You may have felt intuitively that you needed to let them go and end the relationship, but you were unable to end it.  Through pain and heartache you were pushed to the limit and finally had to end the relationship.  As soon as you truly let that person go, release them, allow yourself to move on; that is when the blessing will arrive.  You will receive an answer, a gift, or a special present from the universe that uplifts you.  You benefit through allowing yourself to release the old and make way for the new. 
    This placement is very powerful and you are born with psychic abilities.  You might have the gifts of dreams, clairvoyance or you may be able to feel other people’s motive.  Your intuitive gift is important to share with the world.  The more you share your perceptions and insights, the more you will grow spiritually.  You will have many spiritually awakening experiences throughout your life and are someone who is lucky.  You are lucky because you will always know that there is something outside yourself guarding you, watching you, teaching you.  You know you are here for a reason and many people are not as fortunate as you to be shown this truth.

Venus in the Eighth House (Excerpt from Phoenixes & Angels)

When Venus is placed in the eighth house, you are focused on keeping your love nature secret and private. You will benefit through the marriage partner and tend to marry someone of a higher financial status than yourself. Blessings come through romantic partners. Your love nature is deep, possessive, and intense. When you fall in love you don’t take it lightly. Intimacy and trust are crucial in order for you to feel comfortable with a partner. Before you can become sexually active with a partner, you will wait until they gain your trust. You struggle with trusting others and find it difficult to show vulnerability with your partner. Before sharing intimate feelings, you will want to know how others feel. You can feel insecure at times because of being afraid of being hurt. Relationships are all or nothing for you. A high level of commitment and loyalty from your partner is needed and expected. You can become jealous, vengeful, and aggressive if you feel mistreated or betrayed.

Secretive individuals are attractive as well as those who work behind the scenes in some way. The partners you attract are often involved with law enforcement, detective work, psychiatry, counseling, and career fields where psychological depth is involved. You are attracted to intense and passionate individuals. In relationships you are passionate and possessive of your partner. You expect a high level of depth in your relationship and if you do not experience that you will cut ties. You feel most relationships are superficial and prefer to be alone. You cannot tolerate superficiality in your intimate relationships and are not a casual dater. You enjoy a one-on-one relationship that is stable and serious. Marrying someone solely based on their financial status is common with this placement. You are attracted to people who have money, wealth, and status. If a partner struggles financially, it will turn you off, even if you love them. Be cautious about marrying someone solely based on their financial success and wealth. Chemistry and attraction are also important aspects of a long-lasting relationship.

You attract partners that are wounded in some way. Falling in love with others comes easily if you feel needed. Be careful and think about the differences between love and pity. Sometimes you can believe that you are in love but it’s actually your own intuitive ability of feeling others’ pain. Connecting to others’ pain often brings you a partner that is unstable, unhealthy or unreliable. You may learn this the hard way and feel victimized at some time in your life. Sex and love go hand and hand which requires a deep emotional connection. Sacrificing your own feelings for others and avoiding red flags in relationships can bring heartache. When you have sex with a partner you develop a strong attachment and bond that can be difficult to break. Be cautious about who you share intimacy with because you can feel taken advantage of. You need emotional depth in your relationships in order to find fulfillment and happiness.

Moon in the Eighth House (Excerpt from Phoenixes & Angels)

When the Moon is placed in the eighth house, you are a person born with a highly sensitive emotional nature. You are drawn to anything mysterious and fascinated by hidden things. Your emotional nature is intense and secretive. Hiding your true emotions and feelings from others due to fears of being misunderstood is a way to protect yourself. Emotionally you experience extremes, such as love and hate, black and white, and trust or distrust. Early in life you were fascinated with death and sometimes terrified of it. You are connected to spirits and often see ghosts as a child. Attracted to anything that is unexplained such as UFOs, aliens, spirits, psychic abilities, and mysteries. Understanding death on a core level is heightened because you are born intuitive. You may have laid in bed at night and thought, “What if I die? What will happen to me my soul?” Worried about losing loved ones you may have been afraid of dying as a child.

You feel different than others because you are born with a complex emotional nature. You feel lonely even among friends and family. You can feel lonely because you have special psychic abilities that can manifest themselves through your dreams, intuition, gut instinct, and visions. You need to learn to trust your perceptions in order to give insight to others. Intuition protects you from harm and enables you to avoid being hurt.

Attracting people with emotional pain is common with this placement. Your energy draws individuals into your life that need healing and who have wounds. These individuals are not always good for your life. Remember it is not your responsibility to take on the karma of others or try to fix them. You are not responsible for healing the entire world but need to utilize your spiritual abilities. Be careful not to drain your energy or take on other people’s pain making it your own. Absorbing everything in the environment can cause health problems, suffering, depression and negativity if you allow these lower-level energies into your life. Your energy vibrates at a high level and protecting yourself energetically creates strength. Visualizing a ball of yellow light surrounding you when you are in large groups will help you find protection.

Sometimes you feel that others dislike you and this is because you can see through people to the core of their being. Picking up other people’s true feelings can cause tremendous emotional pain and sadness. Other people are not aware of their motivations, subconscious thoughts, or body language but you notice these things. You are born with an antenna that picks up all the hidden, secretive and taboo things in the environment. You will benefit greatly from meditation and relaxation. Journaling thoughts, feelings and perceptions can bring emotional comfort.

You can struggle with emotional highs and lows. You might feel that people are always hurting or taking advantage of you. Learning to have boundaries with others and control your sensitive nature will help balance these negative experiences. At some time in your life, you will feel victimized by others sexually, financially, or emotionally. Your wound revolves around trust and intimacy issues. When you have sexual intercourse with someone you merge with that person on a spiritual level and it can hard for you to let them go. Suffering comes from relationships and sometimes others take advantage of you. Feeling betrayed by those you trust is a spiritual lesson. It is important to realize these experiences are part of the eighth house journey. You are meant to become a stronger person because of them. You are a survivor and have great healing strength and abilities. Even if you suffer and hit rock bottom you will rise up like the phoenix out of the ashes. Regeneration and healing are a blessing with the Moon placed here. You may cry yourself to sleep, depressed, lost, and tired, but eventually the warrior comes out. An inner strength lives inside you. No matter how low you feel, an inner voice tells you to rise up. This makes you stronger, healthier and happier.

You are a natural healer and are often drawn to careers that delve deeply into other people’s lives. You enjoy bringing the unconscious to conscious awareness. You excel in careers such as psychiatry, counseling, therapy, psychology, medicine, research, criminal work, detective work, coroner, mortuary director, and any metaphysical field. You have healing hands and benefit from studying Reiki, Pranic healing, and healing touch modalities. Working with energy and sending energy to others is something you might naturally be good at.

You may have lost your mother at a young age through unexpected death or your mother might be very controlling and possessive. Your relationship with your mother is intense and teaches you a lot about trust. You will inherit something from your mother or her side of the family. Inheriting land, property, possessions, money, or psychic abilities is a common eighth house experience. Spiritual gifts come from your mother’s side of the family such as a maternal grandmother or grandfather. Benefits come from females, and other people sacrifice things for your life to be better. Your financial success and material comfort will almost always come to you from someone else such as family, friends or your marriage partner.

Embrace the blessings that come your way. The Moon in the eighth house is a blessing and a curse. The blessing is that you will be a true healer and able to serve others in a deep way. The curse is that you feel a lack of depth in your relationships and feel that no one understands you. You get bored easily with others if they cannot hold the level of intensity that you need. You can become restless throughout your life. Looking for your “soul-mate” and deep intimacy becomes almost obsessive. Intimate partners lack something you need. You connect to others through sex and deep emotional interactions. Your emotional happiness is dependent upon being able to connect deeply with people. You need to realize that your feelings of loneliness will lessen once you begin to see your oneness with others and not your separateness. You are a true healer and need to use your gifts to help others heal and transform themselves. Through healing others, you heal yourself.

Saturn in the Eighth House

When Saturn is in the eighth house, repressing emotions and a strong secretive nature is common. You work hard to avoid change. Controlling by nature, you dislike the unexpected. Even though you have psychic abilities and a strong intuition about things, you can be afraid of trusting yourself. Don’t repress your natural healing gifts and sensitive nature. Learn to be more expressive. Serious at heart, you worry about security and losing those you love. You may be afraid of death and experience loss at an early age. This experience changes you on a deep level and can cause insecurities.

Benefits come by embracing change and learning to trust others. Reading books about change, growth, and preparing for the future can help you adapt. Repressing emotions and sexual urges can lead to health problems. You may be afraid of having sexual intimacy and have rigid attitudes about it. Sharing anything intimate with others makes you feel uncomfortable because you are afraid of being hurt. It is difficult for you to communicate deeply with others or even know how to speak at times. Learning to face your fears is the karmic lesson of this placement. Feeling responsible for other people’s actions, it’s difficult for you to understand why people do the things they do. You have high expectations and expect others to be as responsible as you are. Because of the wall you put up around yourself, people can perceive you as cold or unloving. The fact is you are a loving person even if you don’t know how to show it outwardly. Taking care of others’ practical needs is easier than displaying emotional support. Restricting yourself too much can impact your ability to experience happiness. Let your hair down sometimes, and learn to have more fun!

You may have a karmic debt to balance out regarding other people’s finances. If you inherit money, you may be blocked from receiving it in some way or others might take what was rightfully yours. Other people’s resources will be a source of confusion in your life. Being placed in a position where you have to take responsibility for someone else’s property, business, finances, medical bills, and retirement plans tests your strength. Making practical decisions and being the responsible person who makes sure that everyone is financially taken care of comes naturally. You need to try to see these life experiences as gifts and not burdens.

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Five Positive Things About the Twelfth Astrological House

In astrology, there are twelve houses that represent different areas of life. The most spiritual house in the birth chart is the twelfth house. The twelfth house is associated with the astrological sign Pisces and the planet Neptune. Traditionally, it is known as the house of loss, sorrow, suffering, secret enemies and escapism. There are also positive influences that impact people with twelfth-house planets. When planets are placed in the twelfth house the individual has a special mission. The individual will have karmic lessons to learn and balance out. The lessons that need to be learned will depend on which planet is placed in this area of life. Traditionally there are ten planets that astrologers focus on and they are the sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. In my book, “The Mysteries of the Twelfth Astrological House: Fallen Angels” I discuss positive tips for how to navigate twelfth house placements.

There are many positive things about the twelfth astrological house. It is often shrouded in mystery and with secrets. Twelfth house people are individuals who have one or more planets placed this house. Individuals with strong Pisces energy will also resonate with twelfth house experiences. Often misunderstood, the twelfth house is not only a place of sorrow, loss and suffering. But there are also incredibly positive experiences and gifts that twelfth house people possess. It is true that twelfth house people may experience challenges but they make them more resilient and spiritual. Their experiences help them connect to a higher power. Most twelfth house people believe in something greater than themselves. It is impossible to convince them that there is not a spiritual purpose in life. There is a connection between people with twelfth house planets because they share similar spiritual experiences.

Below, I will highlight five positive things about having planets in the twelfth house.

1)    Spiritual Gifts

Twelfth house people are born with a variety of spiritual gifts. They have psychic abilities and mystical experiences. From a young age they are very intuitive. They understand what others are feeling and take on their emotions. Extremely sensitive and emotional they want to make the world a better place. Strange and unexplained experiences happen throughout their lives. These intense spiritual experiences make them search for the meaning of life. Extremely empathic they can read people’s minds. Sleep and dreaming are associated with the twelfth house. Dreaming gives them answers to life’s problems. They dream vividly and sometimes they wake up inside their dreams realizing they not really dreaming. They can learn to control their dreams and are interested in dream interpretation. Dreams about future events prepare them for major life changes. Blessed with an inner knowing it’s important for them to trust their gut instincts. Many people with planets in the twelfth house can use their spiritual abilities to help guide others.  

2)    Imagination

Twelfth house people are creative and have many artistic talents. Highly imaginative, they are able to create beautiful things. Writing poetry, playing a musical instrument, painting, drawing, singing or expressing themselves in artistic ways bring happiness. As children, they are open minded and very sensitive to other people and their environment. Born with a vivid imagination, they can visualize things in detail and sometimes see things that other people can’t. They are visual learners and remember faces easily. Many twelfth house people have seen angels, UFOs, ghosts and have experiences with deceased loved ones. Some have clairvoyant visions or flashes of insight that give them answers to life’s complex problems. They are connected to the unconscious and subconscious realms.

3)    Compassion

Twelfth house people are the most compassionate people on earth. They are born kind and care about the needs of others. Helping other people comes naturally for them but they often feel others don’t reciprocate. Twelfth house people are generous and give time, money and energy to others freely. They are drawn to helping professions such as psychology, counseling, social work, nursing and the medical field. Alleviating other’s suffering helps them feel like they have a higher purpose. It is important they develop boundaries in order to protect themselves. Learning to take care of their own needs first is a lesson. Making self-care a priority helps them balance their body, mind and spirit.

4)    Solitude

Twelfth house people have a strong need to withdraw from the world and spend time alone. Having private time to read, meditate and contemplate things helps them heal. They are psychic sponges that need time to recuperate their energies. Their empathic abilities can leave them feeling burned out and emotionally weak. It is critical that they have private time to escape in healthy ways. Spending time praying, writing, listening to music and cuddling with their favorite pet brings comfort. They prefer being alone and having solitude. Many avoid social situations and can feel uncomfortable in groups. Being in crowds of people can be overwhelming for them. Toxic and stressful situations make them want to withdraw. Staying home brings comfort and helps them replenish their spiritual energy. Having a special room in their home where they can pursue their hobbies is beneficial.

5)    Fallen Angels

Twelfth house people are angels in human form. They feel disconnected from material things and feel like they are living in a dream. Emotional and sensitive they feel overwhelmed by the stress of the physical world. Their desire to serve others and help people who suffer is extraordinary. They give a lot of energy and advice to people who are in pain. Healing souls, they are caretakers to the lost and wounded. People are attracted to twelfth house people’s energy and recognize that they can help them. Many twelfth house people feel like they are adopted or an alien from another world. Since childhood, they always felt different from their family and friends. Their personal experiences were not always validated. Their special abilities were not always supported. If they don’t have a spiritual group of friends, they can feel isolated and lonely. Twelfth house people wander here on earth wondering where they came from. It’s like they fell from heaven and are traveling here from a foreign land. Twelfth house people are meant to be here to serve and help alleviate the pain of the world. They are special because they have spiritual abilities that most people don’t have. When they accept this fact, life gets easier for them. They are able to focus on their soul mission and that involves finding their connection to a higher power.

The twelfth house is the most mystical house in the astrological chart. Learning more about this house can help you understand yourself and others better. In my book, personal stories are shared from twelfth house people from all over the world. This book is a beginner’s guide that focuses on understanding others on a deeper level.

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