“Astrology is a science of the soul and ‘soul work’ is what Jung's concept of Shadow Work coupled with our astrological birth chart is all about.”
- REBECA EIGEN -
Astrological Marriage and Relationship
Within a few years of studying at the Houston Institute of Astrology, I became very interested in the work of British Jungian Analyst/Astrologer, Liz Greene, and Howard Sasportas, her partner, now deceased. I ordered a Psychological Horoscope Analysis Report in 1988, authored by Liz Greene, and this report gave a description of my own Shadow. This part of my character was completely foreign to me until two years later, when I heard some audios by a Jungian analyst-in-training at that time who was also an Episcopalian priest, Rev. J. Pittman McGehee, D.D. I went to meet him personally and found out about my own Shadow and this encounter led me to Jung’s work of analytical psychology at the C.G. Jung Center of Houston and my studies began.
Since the late 1980s, astrology has attracted some brilliant psychologists and independent thinkers, and many are well versed in Jungian theory. I have studied astrology for 25+ years now and feel it will be a life-long project, as this subject is so vast. People who read about astrology in the newspaper columns have no idea how incredibly complicated and detailed it actually is.
By midlife we all realize certain relationships are repeating. Why you may ask yourself is this happening to me again? Usually it's our own Shadow knocking on our door begging us for acceptance and integration. We can only see this in the mirror of this person the Universe has provided for us to see our unknown selves. Shadow projection is a primary reason for divorce, family disputes and friendships ending prematurely.
My Consultations help people who have given up on relationships, who are frustrated with what they keep creating, who want to know how to be a better partner, who may have heard the word “Shadow” and want to understand how to relate to their own Shadow.
I only give very minimal info. on predictions and recommend Liz Greene and Rob Hand's Transit Reports. I do however explain the current energy present making aspects to your birth chart as they are usually instrumental in the timing of becoming more conscious.
Being a 5-planets-in-Libra woman, with the North Node in the 7th,
I have focused primarily on relationships, the 7th house (the marriage house, which is also the house of open enemies, i.e., the Shadow in us all) ruler of the 7th and aspects to Venus and Mars.
Libra, being the archetype of marriage, harmony and balance, is the part of all of us that seeks to form healthy relationships with others. We all have Libra somewhere in our charts, not just the people born under the sun sign of Libra and everyone's 7th house will remarkably portray your relationships.
For the past 25+ years I have studied analytical psychology on my own by taking courses at the C. G. Jung Education Center in Houston, Texas with various teachers primarily Rev. J. Pittman McGehee, D.D.; by studying under psychological Astrologers such as Glenn Perry, Ph.D. director of The Association of AstroPsychology (AAP); Steven Forrest, Evolutionary Astrology, “a form of psychological astrology which is integrated with metaphysics and past lifes,” and by reading extensively on the subject of the Shadow and primary source, Carl G. Jung.
However, what I have to share and teach with others comes from my own life experiences. I also listen to my client's stories and Shadow projections are what I see happening as the unintegrated opposites will present themselves in their relationships over and over. When I learned about the Shadow, and started to consciously notice the experiences with others that kept repeating in my own life, my relationships with others and with myself actually got better.
I found out that when two people are committed to making their relationship work, who love each other enough to be willing to be REAL and vulnerable with their thoughts and feelings, accept each other for who they really are (not who they would like for that person to be or who they originally thought they were — which initially is always a projection), this information can create a bond and a deep and lasting friendship and true love that couldn’t really exist before.
We are Each Others Mirror.
Meet Me Half Way.
Words cannot begin to express what we have gained from your work and writing in such a short period of time.
— Ken Westenhaven - LaPorte, Colorado
This work is not just for couples. Our Shadow affects our relationships with friends, lovers, husbands, wives, cousins, children, bosses, co-workers, parents, siblings and others. All of these relationships will improve significantly if you can become conscious of your own Shadow.
I wholeheartedly dedicate myself to sharing this information with others. My workbook is a workshop in itself and can be done alone or with a significant other.
I have also created The Shadow Work & Your 7th House WEBINAR Membership Portal. This portal is a 1x fee for life to go into as your time permits. It has 6 MODULES which can help you do your own Shadow Work.
Owning your own Shadow is not an easy task. According to the late Jungian analyst, Robert Johnson, author of Owning Your Own Shadow, it is a life’s work, and it takes a tremendous amount of courage and self-honesty. To do this work we have to subject our ego to ruthless self-reflection as the Universe continually gives us an abundant supply of these repetitive patterns. But the pain and effort, because Shadow work takes effort, is well worth it.
Experiences that have puzzled you for years will become perfectly clear once you can understand C. G. Jung's concept and learn to own your own Shadow. You will learn to accept your own humanity and that of others, and in that loving acceptance, change is easier. We grow. And like Beauty embracing the Beast, we learn to LOVE.
So my sincere love to all of you and the hope that you will experience more authentic sharing and caring in all of your relationships.
With warm regards,
READ ARTICLES by Rebeca Eigen
- published in the Indigo Sun Magazine and Intent Blog -
Rebeca resides in Houston, Texas. To make an appointment, call her at 281.799.2900.
Rebeca E. Eigen is a graphic designer, public speaker and Astrologer specializing in the 7th house (marriage) and aspects to Venus and the ruler of the 7th house.
She uses astrology, psychology and personal stories to illustrate how we create patterns in our relationships. The Shadow Work & Your 7th House WEBINAR Membership Portal available for a 1x fee for life make this difficult concept easy to use in our everyday lives. She is also available to do individual consultations based on your birth data (time, place and date). Rebeca uses the astrological birth chart as a guide to evoke the symbolic and help you become more aware of your total Self. Your accurate birth time, date and place are necessary.