I can tell that things are rocky cuz both of my most reliable sources are sold out of the good Chocolate. And more folks than usual are looking to see if there’s a new blahg post. So why d’ya spose? Well, I don’t think it’s that gorgeous Moon-Venus-Jupiter triad out there in the evening sky, as glorious as that is! I mean, if your good fortune is so overwhelming that you can’t stand it, you’re probably responding to the Moon-Venus-Jupiter Spectacular.
Of course my first guess was Uranus and Uranus-Pluto, our 2012 Main Event. The Moon just crossed Uranus on Friday. But no…
It’s our New-Paradigm friends, Chiron-Neptune! Remember the old Despair-and-Miracles Show we been talking about for several years now? Most folks still don’t have any idea what I’m talking about, because the transformation happens on the level of Identity, and who among us can transcend their Identity at will, anyway? Well, I’m sorry, but it’s no longer optional.
You know how to manifest – you PIAVA (Pray for, Intend, Ask for, Visualize, and/or Affirm) what you want, then you think about an Elephant. That is, you gotta change the subject, get your mind off of what you’ve asked for, cuz as long as your mind is on it like stink on poo, you’ll never create it. If you could create it with your mind, you’da done it long ago. What you want and don’t have is outside the box for you, and the only way you’re even gonna see it, if ya do get it, is to get yerself outside the box too. That is, transcend your Identity. Not optional!
So, you just PIAVA to transcend your Identity! You don’t even gotta worry about changing the subject, cuz you don’t know what I’m talking about anyway! Easy as pie.
So then, what’s going on astrologically? This configuration has been building since mid-month, it started getting intense on Friday, and it peaks on the 28th. Meanwhile, of course, Vesta enters Aries on Sunday, but we already talked about that, didn’t we? So what is this configuration that peaks on the 28th?
Pallas crosses Chiron while Juno Squares them both from the Waning side of Chiron.
That is, Pallas (Boundaries) is Initiated by (begins a new Cycle with, on a higher level) Chiron (Identity Transcendance, aka Despair into Miracles, aka Healing), while Juno (Identity) Squares (creative tension) them both from the Waning side (the Waning side is about letting go) of Chiron.
Let’s take it apart. An Initiation or Conjunction means that the two Energies represented by the two co-initiators merge with one another. We can’t tell them apart. So Chiron, the essence of which is transcending the bars on the birdcage of our Reality-space, and Pallas, which represents the bars on the birdcage of our Reality-space, become as One. Kindofa mind-twister, eh? Sounds like a melting of our traditional Boundaries. Well, what happens when we transcend our Identity? We feel like we’re dying!
Get it? Identity = Us. Transcendence = Moving Beyond. That’s exactly what needs to happen, yer old Identity needs to retract its fingernails, trust the Void, and like the Wicked Witch of the West, let itself be annihilated. It needs to happen, to make space for the new Identity we all need, to survive in the New Paradigm. Not optional. The New Pair’O’Dimes is already two years old. The Old Paradigm is being vaporized to make way for a bypass, so ifya really wanna die, then continue to resist.
And so far we’ve just talked about Chiron and Pallas, we haven’t even opened the lid on Juno, which symbolizes Identity! Whoo boy. No wonder the Chocolate’s sold out. No better way to numb ourself to Identity Transfo, than Chocolate. It’s not like we have a choice, it’s happening, no matter what our opinion of it or reaction to it, so we may as well numb ourself to it, if we aren’t able to look it squarely in the eye. Of course all those rhetorical we’s are just irony, cuz we is just Identity.
Pallas, recall, was the Goddess of War and Wisdom – Mars shoots first and asks questions later, while Pallas asks questions first but is ready to shoot if necessary. So Pallas is usually very grounded and secure – in fact, as our birdcage, Pallas symbolizes security. But security through willingness to defend ourself, not security through defending the status quo. So we’re kinda being tossed into the ring with the Lions.
The Sabian Symbol for this Initiation, “A parade of army officers in full dress,” would lead us to believe that Pallas comes through the Chironic mill relatively unscathed. Or that we’ll see martial law before we see economic recovery. Or that we’ll be needing to knuckle down and follow orders in order to stay alive. As the Empire collapses, Chaos is inevitable, so neither of those sound implausible. Pallas-Chiron is a five-year Cycle, give or take, so this Cycle carries us through the 2012-2015 Uranus-Pluto event chain.
The anthem for the previous Cycle, which began in January 2007, was “A man who had for a time become the embodiment of a popular ideal is made to realize that as a person he is not this ideal.” Oh my, Identity again. And we haven’t started talking about Juno yet. Well, if you had to choose one theme to characterize the last five years, what would it be? Collapse of the World economy and the fascist takeover by the Banksters. So for a time we believed that Abundance ‘R Us, till we discovered we ‘Rn’t. Now we put on our hair-shirt dress uniform, and march in step. For a while.
So what about that blasted troublemaker Juno? The Waning Square indicates that the meat of a Cycle is complete, and it’s time to wind it down as gracefully as we can, in order to return to the Void for a new inspiration. This Juno-Chiron Cycle began in March of ’09, and has danced to the tune of “A man, having overcome his passions, teaches deep wisdom in terms of his experience.” Okay, so we had achieved some sort of neutrality, after our initial reaction to the Crash of 2008, and it provided us with some degree of objectivity, though of course it was personal. Sounds like them Republico contenders, all out there trying to teach deep wisdom in terms of their own experience – aka Babel.
The Juno-Pallas Cycle is more complex, since the extramartial asteroids all move at about the same speed, and by the time they all do their retrograde dances, it’s hard to tell which one is traveling faster than the other. So is this a Waning Square from Juno to Pallas, or a Waxing Square of Pallas to Juno? Juno and Pallas last Conjoined in 1953-1965! So it hardly matters who’s Waxing and who’s Waning.
Juno represents merging, and Pallas represents setting boundaries, and a Square symbolizes creative tension. We don’t need no Square to get creative tension between merging and boundaries! So how would we deal with such a conundrum? Don’t even try. It’s way beyond the mind’s dualistic nature. Give it over. Embrace the Grief – for every death or loss there’s a Grief, no matter how small or welcome the death or loss. Tap it out if it persists.
Don’t try to find reasons for your feelings. It’s a maelstrom. They could be your feelings or somebody else’s. Hatred one minute, all-embracing forgiveness the next – the lines are all blurred. We’re simply pixelating. Let it be, let it go. A friend of mine once said of bummers that she knew that “this too shall pass.” But that I, as an astrologer, knew when. She was right. It’ll pass by the end of February, and March will dawn anew. When our ability to focus returns, the Boundaries will be different, and we’ll see new Patterns emerge from the tapestry.
Apatite on Albite Feldspar – Calcium Phosphate Fluoride on Sodium Aluminum Tektosilicate. Think of Feldspar as the matrix, the complex background of undifferentiated patterns, the modern art of Minerals. Feldspar isn’t like that, but imagine it to be for a moment. Then embedded in the undifferentiated, we have sharply defined Apatite Crystals. Your Teeth are made out of Apatite. Good Boundaries. Or not. Cavities? Just PIAVA that they go away come March.