Portal 4.19

Busy busy busy.  I still recommend we PIAVA that we discover

…any places where we’re Denying what’s most important…

because that still looks like the main effect.

We’ve lost the “Learning Opportunity” (Saturn-Mercury-Jupiter Quintile Yod) and the “Mission Seminar” (North Node-Mercury-Ceres Mjolnir) elements of the chart we’ve been working with, but we retain…

  • The Juno-Saturn-Pallas T-Square (Challenge to our Unconscious Identity)
  • The Lilith/Vesta-Saturn-Juno Mjolnir (which should be illustrating gaps in our Integrity)
  • The Saturn-Neptune-Ceres Grand Trine (Big Grace for Focusing on making the Cultural Zeitgeist Sustainable), now four degrees from exact

And in addition, Mercury is crossing Uranus (Aries 10, Rudhyar: “Revision of attitude at the beginning of a new cycle of experience”) as Pluto continues to move backward toward the next Uranus-Pluto Square in mid-May – more illustrations of gaps in the alignment between our Ego and Soul.  I urge you to examine your internal reactions to all of the external Stürm und Drang of the last several days, as that’s where your leverage should be greatest.  I expect we’re close to several Tipping Points, and this examination could put you ahead of the curve.

But Friday is the Big Day, potentially much bigger than the other recent drama-filled days.  Starting around 11pm PDT on Thursday, and running for about twelve hours, the Moon, in Leo, completes a Grand Cross with the Juno-Saturn-Pallas T-Square, and makes a Yod with Chiron and Pluto. 

That’s really a Diamond Star, with embellishments.  There’s a lot going on here, but if you squint a little and focus on the heavy lines, you can see the (red and green) Diamond Star perched on its (blue) Bowl of Grace…


The Grand Cross (red), Grand Trine (blue), and Mjolnir (purple) are drawn in using lighter lines.  So, where does all this leave us?

Well, the focus of the Diamond Star is the Moon.  What does that tell us?  Let’s start with the Moon’s role as the arbiter of Authenticity.  Friday is an 11 day; Angie says (Tarot Handbook p.66), “This [11] symbol represents the beauty that we all possess in our gifts, talents, and resources which can quell the beasts or demons within our nature.”  Authenticity is the first cousin of Yin Integrity; our willingness to be completely honest about what’s going on with us, moment to moment, apart from our masks, personae, roles, and any need to appear consistent or meet anybody’s expectations.

Imagine how much you would learn about yourself – and about your own Unconscious Identity – if you let yourself do that even a few days a month!

Why would we want to do this?  Quite simply, because it would eliminate self-sabotage and open us to our true Power.

The (green) Yod stands on the (blue) Waxing Chiron-Pluto Sextile, which of course springs from the Chiron-Pluto Initiation that occurred on New Years Eve – and New Century’s Eve – 12/31/1999, the Initiation that characterizes the 21st Century.  That was 12 degrees of Sagittarius,

A flag turns into an Eagle, which turns into a Rooster saluting the dawn.”

That’s a symbol with enormous power – a flag representing Unconscious Identification with some externality such as a nationality or an Ego, the Eagle symbolizing vast perspective and growth, and the Rooster standing for Awakening, Enlightenment.  And this is Chiron and Pluto – Miracle and Transformation – or if you prefer, Despair and Fate.  Remember, you transform Despair into Miracle by changing your perspective.  You change Fate into Freedom by letting go of your attachment to what’s obsolete.

Heaven knows what other symbols of the Old Order will explode!  First we had Competition, then Fertilizer.  What is it we colloquially call our Karmic Patterns?  Our “Shit” – Fertilizer.  The only thing that’s remaining Unconscious is our habit of viewing the World as being out there rather than viewing it as the perfect fun-house mirror of what’s going on in here.  Look how carefully modern Warcrafters control journalists so we no longer see the modern equivalents of the My Lai Massacre, or Wounded Knee, on television daily.  We have to depend on “fiction” for our violence hit instead!

What country makes more bombs than almost all of the rest of the World put together?  What are the Intentions behind those bombs?  Whose taxes pay for them?  Do you suppose there’s any possible connection between that Energy moving outward from the American Ego and the current carnage moving inward toward the shocked and horrified American Ego?  Who, Me?  That’s what it means to have your Unconscious Identity exposed, to have your cover exploded.

The other players in the Diamond Star are Saturn and Pallas.  The Serenity Prayer is a good metaphor for Pallas – God, please grand me the Power to change what can be changed, the Serenity to accept what cannot be changed, and the Wisdom to know the difference.  Saturn provides a Focus on the Wisdom, and the Opposition implies Discovery, Illumination.  Remember that the current Pallas-Saturn Cycle acts out “the first stage of actual participation in the great ritual of planetary evolution.”

We should have time to look at all this from several other angle on Thursday.

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