Every day we make some promises to ourselves and to others, but how many of them do we keep? We decide to do different things, but do we manage to be consistent in out actions and finish them off completely? Today's article will be about those qualities of ours - consistency in our lives, our ability to keep our promises, our ability to finish the job completely.
Sometimes a handshake and two short words are enough and we know that the promise, contract, commitment will be kept. Other times we hold long conversations and negotiations and we may even sign a contract just to be "on the safe side". No effect - most of the promises and commitments are not kept. We do it even with ourselves - we decide, we personally make a promise to do something and then we just do not keep it.
A promise is a verbal contract, not one on paper. In this contract there are always two parties who share a mutual interest in the performance of the contract. That is the story - this is all there is to it and the nature of the promise. While pursuing our own desires, we rarely pay attention to other people’s desires. And we often ignore them. We think they do not concern us. In fact the reason for the unfulfilled promises, for the lack of consistency and unfinished commitments lies precisely there.
As a consequence, it appears that we sometimes find ourselves in the position of someone who does not fulfil his promises. But sometimes we are in the position of the person to whom someone else did not keep a promise. For me there are no people who always and invariably respect their commitments. If they do, they surely only do it for certain people and certainly have a motive, they have a desire giving them will and energy.
From a purely astrological standpoint, on the basis of the individual horoscope alone one cannot make any particular division of people – this person keeps his word and his promises, that one does not. For me, as an astrologer, there are no completely irresponsible and heartless people and there are no absolutely responsible people who always keep their word. An avowed "unserious" person can become the most responsible person by being around someone. And vice versa - the most serious person you know may be totally uninterested towards someone or to give up in the middle of something he started. The key lies in the synchrony with the others and in the personal desires of the man himself.
When looking at a horoscope, the question is rather what would motivate the person to be responsible in his words and consistent? It’s the desire - this is the main ingredient necessary for making and keeping promises, for consistency in words and actions, of purpose fulfilment and responsibility. Venus and the Moon are the ones to give us that information in the horoscope. We are all looking outside for what we lack. We are looking for what we can not "produce" ourselves, we want it and this is our motivation to make promises and commitments to someone else because he can deliver it, give it to us, take us to it.
The most comprehensive example is food. Even if our body has a unique processing mechanism, we deliver our food from the outside. We go to work, we engage in some work, we promise to do, because we will get paid for it. And with the payment we receive we can obtain what we want.
The moon in the horoscope is the one to identify our needs, i.e. what we want. And Venus indicates our idea of what could serve us to fulfill these purposes. This idea is formed mainly in the world of matter – it has a shape, colour and odour. I will not go into details about what happens when the two planets in the horoscope are not in good sync. It is logical that in such cases it will often be a common phenomena for a person to make promises, which then he fails to keep or he commits to something and at some point in time abandons it.
It has happened to everyone to be enraptured looking at a wonderful meal and then when he tries it he finds out that he does not like it. Or vice versa - a seemingly simple dish that does not look very promising and attractive, turns out to be uniquely tasty.
All other planets that are somehow related to the moon and Venus also affect this. But this is an analysis which is better made by an experienced astrologer.
For readers I will provide a brief overview only of the zodiacal and houses positions. Venus and the Moon in the horoscope not only occupy a certain zodiac sign, but they also stay in one of the so-called twelve houses. The twelve houses are all external conditions of human existence and how they are experienced. Zodiacal sign is a subjective experience, and the house – the objective reality.
Look in which sign and in which house the Moon and Venus are, to understand the main things that motivate you to follow through your promises and commitments. Look at this also for the people who have disappointed you, or who have gained your trust – it will help you understand why it happened so.
Aries (or first house)
Here the driving force lies in the changes and challenges. Everything that inspires enthusiasm, admiration, amusement. There must be a struggle and victory, struggle and loss, and then again a struggle and win. Boredom, routine are killing. Do not ask of this person long term commitments and promises, binding him in the long run.