If this was ordinary times, we would be getting a break for the next week and a half, but based on my experience of the last couple of days – not to mention the near-universal Intuition that we’re near the End of whatever Age we’ve been in – that won’t be happening. Uranus Stands Still and turns Direct Square to the New Moon on Thursday the 13th.
Let’s run through that more slowly – Uranus (our Soul Connection, or Yin Integrity) Stands Still (is very Strong) and turns Direct (spilling out all of the Individuality and Creativity we’ve been holding back since mid-July) Square (Challenging but very Rewarding) to the New Moon (Reboot) on Thursday the 13th (as Pogo would have said, Friday the 13th falls on a Thursday this month).
Without the stutter, December is about letting go of any inhibitions we have about allowing our Light to Shine Brightly. Folks who go into mid-December Unconsciously will be doing a lot of “Whoa, did I say that?” by the 15th. Or not noticing that they’ve been through a personality transplant – as Kesey described it, sometimes you can trip out so far that you never get back to know that you left. That’s a generous view, as Uranus usually represents Disruption to a life lived Unconsciously. Normally, we’d expect a Uranus Station to be felt something like 2-7 days prior to the event, but in this case it will behoove us to plan ahead.
So let’s start with some background that might be handy.
Sleep. Don’t worry about it. If you usually monitor the clock to see when and how long you sleep, forget it. For all kinds of reasons, Uranus does NOT do linear time. If you need to keep to a schedule, Prayer is probably your best bet – Great Spirit, may I please awake rested and alert at 6:45 am? – that sort of thing. Sleep deprivation is cumulative, but you may be surprised at how well a Prayer of that sort works on a few hours sleep.
Trance. You may well find yourself in a Reverse Lucid Dreaming state. In a Lucid Dream, you let your Ego screw around with your Dreams. Since Dreams are one of our richest sources of information about the Unconscious, information that’s vital to our Survival, Lucid Dreaming is like urinating on the Dragon. In a Reverse Lucid Dream, you’re awake, but you also aren’t. It feels like you’ve never slept, because you’ve been at Full Attention all night, but you’ve been in a Deep Trance, probably without conscious control of your muscles. Deep Trance can be as restorative as Deep Sleep, or more so.
You may also find yourself walking around in Trance when you’re awake. Like the feeling you get when you’ve taken antihistamines for a while, like there’s a thick sheet of glass between you and the World you’re walking in. Everything you see may be funny or pathetic or poignant, and you can connect only to people who are in the same Trance. You may not know that you’ve crossed the Veil into a parallel lifetime, unless you notice the signs. It’s like watching a very intense movie, and feeling as though you’re still in the movie after you leave the theater. You may or may not actually say things that you’d never expect yourself to say out loud, but you’re probably conscious of the difference.
Yintegrity. Yang Integrity is when you do what you said you were going to do. Yin Integrity is when you do what you feel like doing, moment to moment. To make Yin Integrity work in a Yang World without making us look flibbertigibbet or flaky, we need to minimize commitments, renegotiate them when appropriate, and make amends when we run afoul of Yang Integrity. Usually, for sheer practicality, this involves reducing the scale of our relationships. At least some degree of Yin Integrity is necessary when we operate Intuitively, follow our Guidance, or respond to Synchronicity. Yang Integrity becomes more and more difficult to maintain as the pace of Change accelerates (aka 2012).
Disruption. Yes. What gets Disrupted, is that which is no longer in harmony with the new download from the Soul. If it sneaks up on you, there’s not much you can do except to be as honest as you can in renegotiating and reorganizing your Life. If you have any advance notice (such as hating to do something), the sooner you start reorganizing, the easier it will be. Don’t throw out any Babies with the bathwater or burn any bridges – when you tap on your hatred for something, it may turn out that it’s your hatred that’s on the chopping block, rather than what you hated doing. The Empty Chair game that Clint used so well to sabotage the Retropublican Convention would be a great process to use on any strong negative emotions. Every part of our Reality is there for a purpose, but natural inertia can produce tenacious obsolescence.
Fear. Practice recognizing Fear in your Body, and tap it out. Tight jaw, tight belly, tight sphincter, tightness across the chest, these are a few clues. Fear is a poison, even very capable of producing “disease” by itself. Changes are occurring on the physical level as well, and those Changes can mimic “disease” just fine. I won’t comment on “healthcare,” but do let me say this…
Spirit, Energy, Body, Mind, Emotion are not separate Levels of our Existence; they are different Perspectives on our Existence. Our Existence is unitary.
There are certainly circumstances where the bars of our Birdcage are so thoroughly cemented in place that we can’t find a passageway between the Perspectives, and so come to believe that, for instance, “disease” in the Body must be dealt with using chemical or surgical means. But don’t confuse your Karmic limitations with Reality. Deal with Fear first, before you resort to other approaches. Rise of the Guardians is a great seminar on Fear, as well as a fabulous movie.
Death. As we’ve often said, the only Death there is, is Ego Death, the rest is only transition, transformation, Trance(Re)Formation. A strong Uranus produces nothing if not Ego Death – it’s necessary to muscle the bouncer Ego aside in order to make room for new knowledge of the Soul Self. The Ego’s function is to keep us Alive and Safe – no fault there. But like anything in hardcopy Reality, it can become ossified. If Fear or premonitions of Death arise, it would be a good time to recognize your lack of omnipotence, and give it over to a Higher Power. Ask for Safety, and trust that Prayers are always answered.
Blame. Blame is the hardest of all, because it is a complete Worldview. Blame and Responsibility sit side by side, like the two Earths, with very little to connect them. From the Blame Worldview, Responsibility means Blame. There are two metaphors that work, but they seldom crack the shell of Blame. In workshops Katie Hendricks used to tack a hundred-dollar bill to the wall and ask, Who’s Responsible for this? After several rounds of she-did-that he-did-this, someone would just get up and remove it. Responsibility is the Ability to Respond, simply. It’s not about the past, it’s about the future. It’s not who-did-it, it’s what-are-you-going-to-do-about-it? Blame looks backward, Responsibility looks forward. Blame will tack you to the wall, where you’re unable to Respond to your Soul’s requests – or demands.
Healing. When you’re making friends with a Wild Critter, you don’t approach it directly. You do something you hope will please it, and then make yourself available to it. You sit down nearby, without facing it directly. You open space for it to approach you. Then you wait, patiently, until it feels safe enough to come forward. That will involve fits and starts; it approaches a little, you move and spook it, and you have to start over tomorrow. So it takes a while. It’s like Grief, it has its own timetable. Inviting home the parts of yourself that you rejected (or your significant others rejected and you eventually collaborated) works like that. We don’t have a lot of time here, but remember that Healing is a Magnetic process. You PIAVA, Change the Subject, and wait while remaining vigilant for additional information.
Soul Loss. Hank Wesselman and Jill Kuykendall give three causes for dis-ease: Disharmony, Fear, and Soul Loss. Acute or Chronic Trauma can cause a Portion of us to seek a permanent hideout. Like any part of the Unconscious, our Lost Portion can take over our personality at times, making us much younger and less socialized, or even Wild. We can redefine some aspects of Soul Loss as Post-Traumatic Stress Discomfort, and there are effective tapping protocols for PTSD. Any Uranian download is going to trigger some part of our Soul Loss – exacerbate PTSD symptoms – either because the downloaded Soul Energy requests reunification of the Prodigal Portion, or because the download compensates for the Loss. It may be useful to consider the Soul Loss to have a valid psychic function, and apply Clint’s Empty Chair to it.
Karma. We don’t know whether the Challenges that face us are personal or global. For instance, the young man who came into my Dreams this morning, knocking on the door offering to sell me a plant but obviously there to seek alms, then leaving in tears when I was unable to help him. Was this a symbol for the World’s Scarcity, or a symbol of my own Scarcity, or Both/And? I can only know by imagining myself to be the youth, and waiting to see how that evolves.
Thanks to Messiah Mom for the introductory image.