Cloe (September 1, 2005 – June 21, 2021)
Susan and I spent an hour in bed this morning reminiscing about Cloe’s life. There is a hole where she used to be (laying between us, near our pillows) but we filled the space with our shared memories. She is now waiting at the Rainbow Bridge for our arrival, some day.
To some this might seem facetious to create a chart for her death event, but as always the importance of the chart is its significance for those who are left behind with the ‘passing’.
As always, I concentrate on the inconjuncts because they show us what’s going on behind the scenes. There are two here.
Jupiter Inconjunct Midheaven
This aspect can mean that you have mixed feelings towards adults and persons in authority over you. Although you know that they have your best interests at heart and that they want you to succeed at your own objectives, it often seems as if their demands are keeping you from doing what you want. When you want to go off and have fun, for example, you are told to finish your work first. At times you want to break free of this restricting influence and go off by yourself.
Neptune Inconjunct Ascendant
This aspect can be a sign that you feel you must give way to others in order to get along with them. This can take two forms, both of which will be difficult to handle while you are young. The less positive form is simply yielding to all outside pressure and always giving in to others’ desires. This will produce unconscious feelings of resentment that you can’t express, but that make your relationships with others rather difficult.
But the other, more positive, way of dealing with this energy is by giving freely before others try to take it away from you. In order to do this, you have to feel good about yourself and confident that you will always have enough for yourself and others.
On another level entirely, you should be very careful of your health because you are unusually sensitive to certain elements in your environment. You may not be able to handle certain foods or drugs — even prescribed drugs should be handled with care — and you should avoid letting your body become weak.
All things considered, she had a ‘good innings’. She’d been without sight for almost six-and-a-half years; she’d developed a liver disease in the last seven months; and her hearing was almost non-existent. Within the last week, she was becoming disoriented, unable to follow her own scent back to the house from the middle of our garden. It was painful to watch her turn in a close circle trying to find her way out of the spot she was in. We knew it was time for her to go home. But right to the end, she was her usual compliant self.
Being responsible dog owners meant that we had to make the hard decision for her. Her quality of life was slipping badly, and we knew that, for her, being here was becoming a chore, not a joy. We finally thought, “The first day of summer would be a good day to die.” It was.
Synchronicity, or what?