Archive for January, 2013

She-Bear of the Week

January 31, 2013

Here’s Marianne Williamson’s Uranus-Pluto speech, “Politics from the Inside Out”; start around 5:00 in…

And a written version of some of the same material…

And if you missed her powerful and wonderful online seminar on Tuesday, here’s the recording…{4D5CE422-E343-46C7-93F7-06D9ECD36CE2}&time=GEFHEFHEEHJMIJ&digest=UCxNFsazoGX/3EbceGxSMw&ls=

And her website, should you want more…

And not to diminish Michael’s contribution, here’s an excellent talk by Michael Shuman on “Local Dollars, Local Sense”…

to help with our conversion of economic power from multinationals and fatcats to neighborhoods.

All of Which Is Now

January 28, 2013


Yes, of course, All There Is Is Now, but what I mean is that ALL of those pictures and Configurations in A Thousand Words are happening NOW.  That’s a  lot of stuff to be going on all at once, and we didn’t even say much about all of the background and foreground that we’ve already discussed.  Wouldn’t it be great if instead of this stream-of-consciousness I did all the research ahead of time and summarized it all together for you, instead of examining and writing about each of the pieces and then not realizing they’re all happening at once until they happen and I have to scramble to figure out why my self-image is disintegrating!  But then, we all react differently anyway.

This seems remarkably relevant – particularly for that Saturn Golden Yod – from Marianne Williamson’s The Law of Divine Compensation: On Work, Money, and Miracles (pp.104-110)…

“No matter what situation brings people together, on the spiritual plane every relationship is an assignment.  We’re brought together by an intentional universe for one reason only: the enlightenment of all concerned.  Whether our connection is through work or family, a casual encounter or a lifelong involvement, the purpose of every relationship is the healing of the world.  The ego would separate our thoughts of work from our thoughts of the sacred, positing that work is material and God is spiritual, and therefore the twain do not meet.”

“Think of your work life not as separate from your spiritual life but as central to your spiritual life.  Whatever your business, it is your ministry.  Every relationship, every activity, every circumstance is part of your ministry…  Such devotion uplifts the vibration of your thinking, thus improving the experience that others have of you and that you have of them.”

“Modern civilization hasn’t scratched the surface of truly liberating our human potential, because an overly secular worldview doesn’t recognize the deepest human potential.  As a consequence, we continue to project onto external sources – money and what it can buy – the idolatrous notion that we need those sources in order to create success.  In fact, it’s the other way around.  It’s when we open the doors to true success – sharing our passion and ideas in service to a higher good, each person invited to express his or her unique contribution to the whole – that any material means necessary to support the work will be miraculously brought forward by a self-organizing universe.”

“How might the leader of the business meeting mentioned above have mined the gold of his employees?  Before he went into the meeting, he might have said a prayer for everyone who was going to be at the meeting, or saluted them internally in whatever way was true for him.  During the meeting, he could have looked at everyone in turn, thinking ‘The love in me salutes the love in you.’  (Obviously, it wouldn’t have been appropriate to say such things aloud!)  No one would have known, on a conscious level, that anything at all had occurred.  But on an invisible, miraculous level, everyone at the table would have been lifted into a higher psychological and emotional alignment.  Having been inwardly saluted, the group members would have felt invited to share their gifts.”

And Lo, by “coincidence,” Marianne is offering a free online seminar on The Law of Divine Compensation tomorrow (January 29) at 6pm PST

She says she will record it, and if you register, she’ll send you the link to the recording, so you can “attend” even if the time doesn’t work for you.

Ah, Manganotantalite, Manganese Tantalum Oxide, just the tool and Jewel for expressing ourselves so that our meaning is carried through.  It’s like the fish in Ford Prefect’s ear.  This one’s great because you can really see the Jewel emerging from the Coal-like depths, perfect in a few spots, emerging to various degrees in others, still raw potential in others.

A Thousand Words

January 28, 2013

I know its almost impossible for non-astrologers to make sense of the circular geometries we’re always babbling about, so let’s draw some pictures.  Here’s the Mjolnir to the Pallas-Uranus Initiation that’s going on just about … now.


A Mjolnir or Vajra or Hammer of Thor or Thunderbolt (the purple and red lines) is composed of an Apex planet at the far Midpoint between two other planets that are three Signs apart (Square – the red line).  The purple lines are the Eighth-Harmonic Angles, or Sesquisquares, connecting planets that are four-and-a-half Signs, or a Square-and-a-half, apart.  A Sesquisquare signifies Realignment, Coming into Balance, and the Mjolnir implies an Epiphany.   Either shakes up the status quo, and one will probably initially experience that as Disruption, and only later as Growth in Consciousness.  We’re deep in a very personal Mjolnir right now – do you concur?

You can compare the Mjolnir to the narrower Yod (the green and blue lines), which is an Apex planet at the far Midpoint between two other planets that are two Signs apart (Sextile, the blue line) – or two Quincunxes to the same Apex planet.  A Quincunx (the green lines) is formed by two planets that are five Signs apart.  The Quincunx symbolizes Curiosity, and the Yod opens a door to new perceptions that can bring previously unrelated phenomena into relationship.  That of course can mean that there is initial Confusion over apparently mismatched Energies, but as we know Confusion is the first step in Growth of Consciousness.  The Quincunx and Yod are Twelfth-Harmonic Angles and Configurations, and the Twelfth Harmonic is about Pattern-Breaking.

A T-Square is, like a Yod and Mjolnir, a triangle, but wider than the Mjolnir.  It’s formed by two planets in Opposition or six Signs apart, with a third planet at their Midpoint.  The third planet Squares both of the other planets.  Like the red lines in this picture…


Which is a picture of a Diamond Star – which occurs when a T-Square and a Yod share the same Apex planet.  You can see the “Bowl of Grace” (the blue lines, Sextiles and Trines) under the T-Square.  A T-Square represents Mastery through Challenge – it’s not a problem to be solved, but an adventure to be lived.  T-Squares are enormously frustrating as long as we strive to succeed at solving the dilemma they present.  And enormously rewarding when we realize that a T-Square is a graduate seminar in exploring all facets of an issue.  When we become Curious about what plot twists our T-Square Hero’s Journey will produce next (which Curiosity can be provoked by the Quincunxes), and are willing to expand our perspectives (as the Yod invites us to do), the result is the Bowl of Grace that resolves the T-Square.

You can also see the Pentagram, or five-pointed Star, symbolizing Manifestation.  The Triple Yod below also shows off a Pentagram – there are Yods pointing at the Apex of this Configuration, and Yods pointing at each of the feet.  I’ve never seen this Configuration named.  Since it looks to me like a big electric transmission tower, I’ve called it an Energy Star, but if you called it a Bat Star or a Standing Grizzly Star instead, I can see why!


While the Energy Star might be less of a Hero’s Journey than the Diamond Star, it’s got more than enough Grace (blue) and Curiosity (green) to ameliorate the Challenges (red) and inspire us to great enthusiasm.

This next and last picture shows two Golden Yods or Quintile Yods (the orange lines) – a Golden Yod Configuration is composed of a planet at the far Midpoint between two other planets that are Quintile to one another.  A Quintile is one fifth of the way ’round the Zodiac, the Fifth Harmonic.  The longer orange lines are Biquintiles – two fifths of the way ’round.


The Fifth Harmonic is about Teaching and Learning.  As with a Quincunx Yod, the planet at the Apex of the Golden Yod is probably not harmonious with the planets at the base – for instance, Aries and Gemini and Leo are Dynamic, while Scorpio and Capricorn are Magnetic.  So a Golden Yod will Teach us about harmonizing contrasts like a Quincunx Yod does – and provide us with a deep skill to Teach others.

Now these two Golden Yods are occurring as we speak, so it may behoove us to have a look at the planets involved – one has Juno at the Apex with Moon and Vesta-Jupiter for feet, and the other has Saturn at the Apex with Pallas-Uranus and Lilith-Ceres at the Base.

For the first we could say that our Emotional response (Moon) to the ongoing Expansion (Jupiter) of our Heart-connection to ourselves (Vesta) is making a profound shift in our Unconscious Identity (Juno).  I can vouch for that, though I was “blaming” other factors and not appreciating the gift!  Remember that both Vesta and Jupiter are Stationary (Strong)!

And for the second we could propose that our budding willingness to stand up for (Pallas) our True Self (Uranus: Pallas is Conjoining Uranus as we speak!) is combining with a process that is giving our Inner Feminine (Lilith) more Power to Sustain us (Ceres), and as these two Energies converge it will be easier for us to Focus (Saturn) on finding the perfect role for ourselves in the New Paradigm.

Here’s an outstanding epic ballad by Kelley Hunter on exactly this subject…

New-Paradigm Sustenance

January 26, 2013

Probably wouldn’t be a bad time to talk a little about Survival and Community in the New Paradigm.

I know you don’t like it when I talk about Identity, but here’s a great summary of the general principles of Manifestation…

She’s speaking of Money, but it’s the same for the Energy of Abundance, or for that matter, any other Desire.

Whenever anybody talks about Responsibility though, I think it’s worthwhile to differentiate it from Blame.  Blame is when you look behind you and try to figure out what failed.  It’s good hygiene to never Blame a failure on a person, especially yourself, but on a collection of circumstances.  Blame is actually optional, though it’s useful for helping to avoid repeating missteps, as long as you don’t blame a person.  Responsibility – the Ability to Respond – is when you look ahead and figure out how to Respond to a challenge.  Taking Responsibility for Abundance means rationing your beans over the winter so you still have enough to plant once Spring arrives.

The following is pretty intellectual, and if this doesn’t feel like the right time for an intellectual exploration, put it off till tomorrow.  Either way, consider it just sort of a broad-brush idea generator, not any sort of concrete suggestions.  Gar Alperovitz and Steve Dubb have published an interesting article on the kind of redefinition of Community that the New Paradigm is Co-Creating…

but it’s written on the scale of “how to fix the US,” which is only relevant to folks who are  far more extroverted and politically involved than I and probably most of you.  But if we tried to translate it into something useful to us on a local level, it might look something like this…

  • Community Banking – Credit Unions in the US are today owned collectively, where the depositors are the shareholders.  There used to be Mutual Banks that were organized the same way, but I haven’t seen one in a while.  You have to be suspicious – for instance, a company named BankMutual has a great story, but it’s a public company, which means that somebody else owns it.  It’s not always easy, but there are ways to research a company to see if it’s really a co-op.  A clue is whether they talk about members rather than customers.  In my neighborhood the local Credit Union, even though it’s a co-op, is focused more on growth than on service, which isn’t a good sign.
  • Universal Healthcare – You probably won’t be doing that on a neighborhood scale, but two Community parallels are Energy Medicine and Tapping.  Their are many ways that neighbors and Community members can share Healing and avoid the Sickcare that passes for Healthcare in the US.
  • Community Wealth – If you don’t have a co-op structure to your Community, you will need to be mindful that the first rule of Win-Win is that if you’re playing Win-Win and others are playing Win-Lose, you lose (you can see how much I trust people!).  God forbid you need lawyers to run your Community, but there are many lawyers who aren’t practicing, and there are many people who have good judgment (the two categories may or may not be the same).  You might consider appointing three of those kinds of folks to oversee the way your Community handles assets, so you really can accumulate Community Wealth, which might take the form of Community garden space, or a small storefront for distribution of group purchases, a well, or a local off-grid power source.  Make sure you have shares, and make sure there are rules against any person or group owning a majority of shares.
  • Leveraging Public Assets – That doesn’t mean borrowing seventy times your assets like they do on Wall Street.  But it could mean renting out portions of the Community storefront to Community members or neighbors, for conducting Community-enhancing business operations, or setting up a farmer’s market for excess garden production.
  • Long-Term Organization – Alperovitz points out that a Community needs to be willing to fail, and that most successful Community Organizations have gone through many iterations, and continue to evolve, keeping what works and letting go of or reorganizing that isn’t working as well.  Remaining mindful that building Community is the goal, not getting invested in making a particular form of organization work.  What worked yesterday may not work tomorrow.  Again, Starhawk’s Empowerment Manual seems like required reading.
  • Reduce Corporate Power – The movement on the national scale is late and barely there, but at least it’s begun.  Alternative Radio is a graduate library of the efforts that have been going on for a long time, and folks on that long list like Vandana Shiva and Paul Cienfuegos are experts on the subject.  I particularly recommend Vandana Shiva’s Shakti: Feminine Power for Change, and Paul Cienfuegos’s Ending Corporate Power.

Not that I have any experience with any of this; I’m looking at this as a total neophyte.  This I know, however…

and this…

More Big Doin’s – Portal 1.26

January 26, 2013


What’s He Saying?

Whoa, Magic is afoot big-time over the next eight hours!

Why Is He Saying That?

Kelley Hunter’s Cosmic News emails are always full of insights – to sign up, ask her how at  She’s a great advocate of the Ascendance of the Deep Feminine and an honorary She-Bear…

She’s put out a special issue of Cosmic News for today’s Full Moon, and it isn’t on her website yet, so I’ll quote some of it.  Focusing on the Saturn T-Square that it makes, she says that this Full Moon…

“feels like a really important, community unity celebration time…  While Saturn brings a test, it can also be taken up as a time to deeply set intention for outcomes in reality. 

“What can we do with the energy of this Full Moon?  An immense impact can be made with waves of love expressed from the heart – gratitude for the gift of life, appreciation for loved ones, delight in the loveliness of flowers.  This is the stuff of life. Let more and more of us experience this more often.  This Full Moon is an opportune, even magic moment to join together with others to create meaningful manifestations.  It can be a turning point within our circles, groups and communities if we allow it to be.  Scorpio is the sign of fusion.  As we come together and share resources on many levels, our impact is greater.

“LEO is the creative expression of the individual.  Aquarius is the group context.  What is your role in your group or community?  Saturn’s placement suggests that some associations are coming to an end, some organizations disbanding or reforming.  It is time for the next level of engagement, to find a social milieu in which we can be more creative, to feel more in synch with our peers or with our wider community.

“This Full Moon channels a lot of energy, which we feel in our hearts.  As our hearts open, boundaries, defensiveness and judgments dissolve.  Reality shifts with a big smile.  ‘Come on, people, smile on your brother.  Everybody get together, try to love one another right now.’ The Youngbloods sang another good set of Aquarian lyrics –”

Bravo!  Just send a comment if you’d like me to forward the whole email, as it contains much more, as she also relates the Full Moon to the Jupiter-Vesta Yods.

The Moon itself also heads a Yod with Chiron and Pluto forming the legs.  Since the Moon is an Alchemist that congeals Matter out of Energy, what an opportunity to permanently transform (Pluto) our lives (and the Planet, through Co-Creation) with Miracles (Chiron).

Really all we have to do is PIAVA a perspective or two that make all of what we formerly saw as “problems” into opportunities.

Even more remarkable, starting about 8pm PST and running past midnight (12am PST on 1/27), the Moon creates a Triple Yod – the Moon and Vesta-Jupiter form the Base of a Yod with Pluto at the Apex, while the Moon and Vesta-Jupiter are each the Apex of their own Yods!  Wow.

  • The Pluto-Apex Yod will channel Alchemical Emotional Power (Moon) and Sacred Meaning (Vesta-Jupiter) into Trance Formation (Pluto)!  Affirming Kelley’s intuition that our Intentions (and our PAVA too) have great power here.
  • The Moon-Apex Yod, as we said,  creates an opportunity to permanently transform our lives and the Planet with Miracles.
  • The Vesta-Apex Yod can be summarized as the Heart (Vesta) iteratively approving and vetoing trial versions of our Plans (Saturn) for adapting our lives to the Changes that are taking place on the Planet (Pluto).

And they all mesh together without friction, although as we’ll see soon there will be a few minor challenges.

The Big Deal here is that we’re taking Curiosity Cubed –  Curiosity times Curiosity times Curiosity.  And you know what we think about Curiosity, how it’s the spiritual-intellectual equivalent of Love.  And you know well that All there is is Love, Love, Love is all there is.  So our three Yods become…

  • I wonder what sort of wonderful things I’ll be helping to Co-Create!?!
  • I wonder how our lives and the Planet will be Changed!?!
  • I wonder what will happen when I stop thinking about transforming and just transform!?!

and together,

  • Wow, I wonder how the World will be different tomorrow!?!

Challenges!?!  Did you say Challenges?  We don’t need no stinkin’ Challenges!  The Triple-Yod Pattern is like a giant electrical transmission tower, a five-pointed star with a pinhead.  I guess we could call it an Energy Star, that sounds better than a Pinhead Star.  It looks a lot like a Giant, so we could also call it a Giant Star.  But there are Squares from the end of each arm to the corresponding foot – Moon to Saturn (waning) and Vesta to Chiron (waxing).

  • The waning Moon-Saturn Square advises us to just let go of everything we’ve been planning to do and create, and open ourselves up to the Void – to Unlimited Creative Potential.  We don’t need to control this intellectually, our Heart is in control, and Her connections reach very deeply into the Unconscious – in other words, Let Go and Let God.
  • Which is just about exactly what a waxing Vesta-Chiron Square would advise; it would say, Hey, we’re about to make permanent the Miracle of living a Heart-Centered Life, so set your preconceptions aside please!

The Challenges will just be our Resistance to all that – no big deal, right?

What’d He Say?

An Energy Star forms around today’s Full Moon, with Pluto (Transformation) at the head.  Let go of all expectations except your Expectation of Miracles!

And It’s Still Changing

January 23, 2013

The Department of Justice Chief Criminal Prosecutor featured in last night’s Frontline expose that we linked to in The World Really Has Changed, resigned today…

Portal 1.24

January 23, 2013


Starting Line

January 24 reveals a much larger influence than we realized.  Larger than the dualistic mind, in fact, so while we can talk around it, we’re better off waiting for it to unfold, than trying to pin it down too much.


Turns out tomorrow is a much Bigger Deal than I’d noticed before.  Here’s what we said in January Then about January 24th…

Both Vesta and Jupiter are Stationary, Vesta till January 26, and Jupiter till January 29.  This puts a very strong emphasis on what your own Heart tells you is bottom-line Sacred.  Vesta was originally Goddess of the Hearth, reinforcing the emphasis on Sustenance, Family, Neighborhood, Community.  Jupiter is the Amplifier.  They’re Conjunct, so even after Vesta is Stationary, the Jupiter Station will continue to emphasize Vesta, and the Vesta Yod.

January 24 stands out prominently.  In addition to the Stations and the Yod…

  • Mars completes a T-Square to the Moon’s Nodes
  • Eris begins a Quincunx to the North Node
  • The Moon makes a T-Square with Uranus and Pluto
  • The Moon makes a Grand Trine to Saturn and Chiron

That’s a whole lot.  How might we say that in English?  Maybe something like

The major Challenge is to break out of a Pattern of hiding our Light under a bushel.  Major Blessings await us if we can remember to Wonder how we can best cooperate with our own Growth in Consciousness.

Can’t argue with any of that.  But, as I was looking up the relevant times I realized that these events are not happening separately.  The most intense time will be around 10am PST to 1pm PST.  But look what else is going on then…

  • The Moon Sesquisquares Mars, putting it at the Apex of a Mjolnir with Mars and the North Node
  • The Moon Quincunxes Mercury, which in turn Trines Stationary Vesta at the Apex of the Yod
  • The Moon Opposes Pluto, making a Kite out of the Grand Trine
  • The two T-Squares are a Semisextile apart
  • All of the other planets make significant Angles to the Star Players

So where do we start to kernelize the essence of such an intertwined chart?  The Yod, the Mjolnir, and the Kite can’t be ignored, but the two related T-Squares stand out like the bell of a Jellyfish, creating three fourths of an octagon or Grand Semisquare.  That is,

  • the Yod or Focusing on the Transformative Power of the Sacred,
  • the Mjolnir or Embracing the Emotional turmoil created by Acting to move toward our Mission, and
  • the Kite or Enjoying the Focus on Inevitable Miracles

can’t be ignored, but the two related T-Squares or

  • Walking the Edge between our Karma and our Mission, and
  • Empathizing with the Vulnerability of our Need to Stand in our Truth

stand out like the bell of a Jellyfish, creating three fourths of an octagon or Grand Semisquare.  As we said in Boundaries and Mjolnars, the Semisquare and the Eighth Harmonic are about Alignment, Balance, Beginnings and Endings, and “the application of creative ideas in tangible, useful ways,” to quote Angie Arrien’s Tarot Handbook (p.55).

The incomplete octagon asks us to examine the Vacancies – the degrees that would complete the pattern.  Those are

  • 6 Libra or “A woman watches her ideals taking a concrete form before her inner vision” and
  • 24 Leo or “Totally concentrated upon inner spiritual attainment, a woman is sitting in a state of complete neglect of bodily appearances and cleanliness.

Sounds like Decision Time – are we going to Ascend and leave the Chaos behind us, or are we going to stick around and manifest some pitch to help patch up the hull?  Or maybe Ascend and come back in a different form where we can help even more.  Careful though, these are the kinds of Decisions that are discovered, not decided, because they’re made at a level far higher than the intellect.  Either way, January 24 is likely to provide major insights.

Record Keeper

We need to quote Dorothy Roeder’s Crystal Co-Creators several times here, starting with p.151,

Record Keeper Quartz Crystals are all encoded with the ancient spiritual knowledge of how humanity can express its creative power at the physical level.  Some, however, give us this information more readily than others.  They bear the “inscriptions” of this knowledge as pyramidal or triangular indentations on their faces.”

This Akashic Record-Keeper, though, isn’t Quartz.  It’s Spodumene, a Lithium Aluminum Silicate that takes itself lightly, which (p.187)

has the ability to unlock, at appropriate times, secrets forgotten in the past but now needed.  It has a specific link into the flow of knowledge that comes from the Galactic Center; the flow of knowledge that is activated there.”

The same Galactic Center that Pluto activated at the recent End-of-Time Solstice.  And this one, despite its pleochroism (showing two colors), is Pink Spodumene, or Kunzite, which (p.114)

helps the heart to open and reach out to interact with others on the CoCreator level…  helps the heart chakra to balance into all levels and serve as a support during the transformation process…  helps you attune to your higher emotional qualities and to bring them to a more focused use through your heart…  smoothes the alignment into those higher energies and makes the process more comfortable for the whole four-body system through support from the heart.”

Sounds like just what we need here.

Finish Line

One way or another we’re starting something Big here.  It’ll behoove to let go of Expectations, and just see what evolves.  Here’s a relevance…

Being open to miracles is a discipline and an art.  We should beware of thinking that we’ll know what a miracle will look like, what shape it will take, or what form it will come in; in fact, the very nature of miracles is that they represent the interruption of a pattern, a discontinuation of the status quo.

–Marianne Williamson, The Law of Divine Compensation: On Work, Money, and Miracles, p.96.

The World Really Has Changed

January 23, 2013

Wow.  For the first time since the Bush years, Warren Olney put on a program – “The Legacy of too Big to Fail” – without giving a rightwing Howler Monkey the last word!  He didn’t even have one on the program…

The KCRW website provides background…

And a note on our latest She-Bear, Hillary.  And then look what PBS put out last night…

Should you want more gory detail about the media shift on the Monopoly game, here’s Matt’s Rolling Stone article referenced in Warren’s program…

It’s a regular barrage!  Here’s a couple more of Matt’s great blogs on the Big Scam…

I mean, Matt’s been bulldogging this for a long time, but this is bigger coverage than before, and the lack of the usual PRI Howler Monkey from Patriots for Profit or the American Retrograde Foundation is striking!  Welcome to the 1960s!  Next thing you know, we could see Bill Black joining Dennis Kucinich on Faux News!

Forgot to Mention the Full Moon

January 22, 2013

The Full Moon, by the way, occurs on January 26 (at twenty of 9pm PST), the same day as the Vesta Station.  I don’t have information accurate enough to know what time Vesta is Stationary, but of course the Stationary Vesta (strong connection to the Sacred) is still conjunct Jupiter (expanded strong connection to the Sacred), which itself Stations in a few days (stronger yet), and still at the Apex of its Saturn-Pluto Yod (signifying that our strongly expanded strong connection to the Sacred will help us define our own role in Co-Creating the Planetary Changes).  The Full Moon itself Sextiles Vesta-Jupiter (watch your seemingly random Emotions; they’ll provide important clues) and Quincunxes Chiron (I wonder what sort of Miracles we’ll see today!).

Since the Moon relates to Vesta and the Moon is a common trigger, it probably doesn’t matter exactly when Vesta Stands Still, as the Full Moon itself will probably time whatever Transcendence (Jupiter-Vesta), Insights (Yod-Full Moon), and Miracles (Moon-Chiron) await us on Saturday.

Teens Decade Revisited

January 22, 2013

Now that we know more about Mjolnirs, we can revise our statement about the Decade that we made in January Then.  Rather than…

5. The Decade suggests some difficulty in adapting our Identity to all this Change, unless we surrender to our Curiosity about how it will all work out.  We should also probably review the 1/1/2010 chart again, as in retrospect it has some very relevant-seeming parameters, such as a Mars Mjolnir or Vajra with Pluto and Juno, Saturn Rising, the Jupiter-Chiron-Neptune Conjunction, Moon-Ketu and Mercury-Rahu, along with a couple of Quincunxes, Mars-Mercury and Vesta-Juno.  We haven’t introduced the Mjolnir or Vajra yet.

We can say to the contrary that our Mars Mjolnir with Pluto and Juno should help us find Creative ways to Actively assist in the Transformation of our own Identities.

Sorry about projecting difficulty – we have enough of that on our own, without adding additional expectations.  I’ll change the original post accordingly.  Traditional astrology is full of negative expectations, because many astrologers believe that without fear, no one will have need of their services.  Astrologers certainly aren’t unique in that regard.  It takes some effort to get all the stones turned over so you can see the Diamonds underneath the Basalt.

Jupiter-Chiron-Neptune means we’ll be doing this New-Paradigm thing all Decade long.  For some that might seem like a Depression, and it’s entirely possible that the Banco-Gobierno Conspiracy could dump all of us back into one.  But in the US at least, the railroads are carrying more freight than they were a year ago, which is a fairly reliable early indicator of some degree of economic recovery.  Our key Focus need only be on what we’ll be doing in the New Paradigm, and how we will manage our Sustenance until that gets rolling.  The Jupiter-Saturn Cycle tells us pretty clearly that the Electronic Age won’t begin in earnest till the next decade.  If I had to guess what the New Paradigm will grant us in the interim, I’d bet on something basic (food, shelter, power), something Sustainable, and something that’s pretty Local.

Saturn Rising just means we’ll have a lot of help shifting to the Sustainable.  We had Ceres rising last Decade – Sustainability rising into Awareness.  Now we get Saturn – Priority Number One rising into Awareness.  Let’s hope it doesn’t take too many more Sandys or Birminghams or Dustbowls, though it may take a few.  If you’re vulnerable to these things, you may not want to sit in Denial.  As Michael Tomlinson puts it, “We’ve got a little time, we just need to care.”

Moon on Ketu and Mercury on Rahu is more help, help to get intellectually clear about our Mission, and Emotionally clear about our unnecessary baggage.  Remember what we said about Saturn in Scorpio.

Then the Mars-Mercury and Vesta-Juno Quincunxes – those’ll be fun.  We’ll be Curious about the changes that are coming over us (Juno) as we become more aware of our Deep Values (Vesta), and intrigued (Mercury) by what motivates us to Act (Mars) and what Actions we take as a result.So let’s change that to…

5. We get tons of help during this Decade as long as we remember we’re in Big Transitions Time and don’t try to grasp the status quo.  No need to burn any bridges, but it certainly won’t hurt to repair the hull of that old Ferry that does the job even when the river floods.