Nemesis. The word evokes images of Downfall, weakness, Vulnerability, Achille’s Tendon. The Goddess was a punisher of scofflaws. But the asteroid is Coming into our Consciousness in a big way during October, we need to find a way to turn those Negatives around.
Astrology shows us Dimensions, not Directions. If someone has cast an Energy as Permanently sitting on one end of a Dimension, as an Either/Or, we know we’re looking at Political Programming. When we unwind Programming, the result is Liberation, Freedom from Slavery to an Archetype. So, how do we unwind this Lovely Goddess?
Let’s start with the Programmers, the Greeks. What do we know about the Greeks? That they wrote the Guidebook for the Patriarchy. Nemesis was their Enforcer. She punished anyone who tried to behave as if they were a God or Goddess. Anyone who demonstrated their Brilliance, Gorgeousness, Talent, and Fabulosity perhaps?
So yes, Pride is often a point of weakness. But what if we weren’t talking about Pride. Anyone have Significant Adults in their Childhood who didn’t “advise them against” – or punish them for – Pride? Pride has its chin in the air. What if we accepted our Brilliance, Gorgeousness, Talent, and Fabulosity with a level chin, simply as a fact of Life.
What if we arrived at our BGTF not through Competition or thinking ourself to be Better Than, but through our Right to Be. What if we could be BGTF and so could everyone else. Wow, a Team of Superstars but without the Competition! Hard to Imagine, eh? Well, we need to start Stretching. Competition is part and parcel of the Patriarchy, and the Patriarchy is dying.
Juno was Zeus’s (Jupiter’s) wife. She was of a Jealous temperament, and Zeus was not the least interested in monogamy. He was the Head God, for god’s sake. He defined Yintegrity. For himself, not for others. A poster child for Competition, Juno was always turning her rivals to Stone. Competition, Jealousy, Merging with her Lover, this is an Archetype.
By reducing the Matriarch from Queen to Archetype, the dominance of the Patriarchy was complete. Competition among males was the pinnacle of Heroism (this was the Age of Aries, after all, the Age of Heroes) – we’re still dancing this tune in the Olympics. Competition among Females was degenerate. In Truth, it is Competition itself that’s degenerate.
That’s one way to recast the Story anyway. We think of the asteroid Juno as symbolizing the Edges of Consciousness, that which is Coming into Awareness. Let’s try interpreting asteroid Nemesis as whatever – Guilt, Fear, Shame – causes us to try to Disguise or Hide our Brilliance, Gorgeousness, Talent, and Fabulosity. She can be the bushel basket that we hide our Light under.
But let’s take her a step further. She can symbolize the lifting of the bushel basket that we hide our Brilliance, Gorgeousness, Talent, and Fabulosity under. When we bring our Reticence into Consciousness, we no longer need to hide our BGTF.
Immediately what comes to mind is the situation where I’m ensconced in my BGTF, and someone Doubts me. They don’t even have to Challenge me. They can Doubt me with a glance. They can sneeze and I might interpret it as a Doubt! Well, we aren’t talking about situations where we’re faking it till we make it. I’ve been in plenty of those, and they never work.
We’re talking about situations where we simply don’t question our own Competence, because we know we’re Competent. In that arena. We don’t even need to get Defensive. I’ve been there, too, and it always Opens doors. Not our BS, but our BGTF. Not our Pride, but our Competence. Not to Compete, but to work toward a common Goal with a Team of Entities who are all Conscious of their BGTF. Where we can hand off a task to someone better at that task if they’re Open, and where we can back one another up rather than stab one another in the back.
Sound reasonable? Sounds a lot like what Genia Pauli Haddon describes in her book Body Metaphors: Releasing God-Feminine in Us All, where she’s describing the Yang-Feminine phase that she expects to follow the imminent demise of the Yang-Masculine Patriarchy that in turn followed the Yin-Feminine Matriarchy.
At any rate, we’ll all get an excellent Opportunity to study Nemesis, as she and Juno dance together all month. They travel at almost the same speed – 4.36 years for Juno and 4.56 years for Nemesis – so it would take a lot of work just to figure out who’s Initiating whom. Suffice it to say that on 18 October they’re Conjunct, at 5pm PDT. They were also Conjunct in April 2015.
Since Nemesis is the slower planet it would be Nemesis that Initiates Juno, but we don’t know when that first happened in this Cycle, so we’ll just call this an Exposition – we’re Learning More about how they Interact with one another in our Psyche. It should be interesting.
Today Nemesis is approaching Juno from behind, and they’re three-quarters of a Degree apart, well within one Degree of Sensitivity. They’re within one Degree of each other from 26 September till 11 November.
Jack Rosenberg, in Body, Self, and Soul: Sustaining Integration, pointed out that when the Personality Fragments we’re like Humpty Dumpty. If we try to do anything from a Fragmented state, we’ll only screw it up. He proposes that we need to Stop everything we’re doing, and put the Personality back together again before we do anything else. That’s excellent advice.
This month we may be able to Discern what it is that Triggers the disintegration of our Self-Love, our BGTF. Having Learned the Trigger or Triggers, we can watch to see what comes just before the Trigger, and Stop at that point, then use our Tools – Cancel, Neutralize, Upgrade; Poor Sweetheart; Tapping; PIAVA; and the like – to avoid Taking the Great Fall.
“Ganeshi, please Remove All Obstacles to my Learning to Stay in Self-Love All of the Time” might be a good way to start our October.
With all of our recent Sappho-Jupiter-Makemake and New Moon work, this is starting to look like a Movement.
We’ll talk about the 18 October chart soon. The Conjunction sits at the head of a Yin Gate, which is pretty exciting. It’s also at 24 Degrees of Scorpio, which is where much of the Action has been occurring for several years now. In their respective Signs, Uranus-Eris, Sedna, Chaos-Veritas, Hopi, Sun-Haumea, Ixion-Pholus, and Chiron are all within a few Degrees of 24.
And if my RA-to-Tropical Zodiac conversion is correct, 24 Scorpio is also the location of the Nova that appeared a few days ago. Turns out astronomers are calling it a “16-kt Assassin” – a Nemesis for the Ego, perhaps…
Star of Wonder, Star of Night, Star with Royal Beauty Bright. It may yet grow into a 24-kt Assassin of our Self-Meh Ego!