Archive for September, 2013

Awakening the Harmony Within

September 16, 2013

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Living and Creating vs. Surviving – An Interview with Eugenia Oganova

I’m studying Awakening the Harmony Within: How to Create with Spirit, Eugenia Oganova’s new book – and studying is the right word, not reading.  What I’m reading isn’t unfamiliar, but it keeps stopping me – not because of “exercises” like some textbookish guides include, but because she keeps bringing me face to face with my Limiting Beliefs, in ways that are new to me.

Chironic opportunities for me to reframe!  It’s not like I’m instantly transformed; it’s more that I’m caught in an “Oh!” that silences my usual self-talk and spaces me out – and then the next day I’ll notice that something is different, some subtle loss is gently asking to be grieved (all losses must be grieved, even the loss of a Limiting Belief!), and the World will be subtly new.  Feeling like I don’t quite recognize a place, even though I visit it at least daily – a sure sign of Ego Death.

The glorious thing is that I’ve been given the opportunity to ask Eugenia questions!  And I’m eager to take advantage of it!

I don’t get farther than page 2 before I get stopped:

At some point every person arrives to understanding that they are in survival and that they do not want to be in that state anymore.

To me it seems like Eugenia speaks here about the contradiction between the Yang-integrity (you do what you said you were going to do) and the Yin-integrity (you do what you dang well feel like doing, moment to moment). When I look for Limiting Beliefs, I see that I don’t actually Believe that it’s possible to stay in Yin-integrity – to do moment to moment exactly what I feel like doing – and Live Well too.  That of course is the Uranus-Pluto Challenge that’s with us until 2015.

Eugenia:

“Well, Jim, you are talking more about the ‘electric’/structural (the Yang) and the ‘magnetic’/fluid (the Yin) difficulty.  In truth the difficulty of Survival affects both sides!  Survival is the fight for our existence which we mistake for Living.  The main difference between Survival states and Living states is the connection with the Soul-Self.  That link to the core of who we are is present when we are Living.

“You can be ‘electric’ (Yang) and fully committed to your daily responsibilities, but you CHOOSE these responsibilities based on your Higher Self.  In Survival we get trapped in our daily routine because these ‘responsibilities’ are not coming from our true core Self, but from the Lower Self and the Ego – i.e. we are driven by the social expectations.  This only amplifies stress, competition and aging!

“Same goes for the ‘magnetic’ (Yin) state – when you are Living, you are in Joy and Peace – that supports relaxation, flow and cellular regeneration.  When you are Surviving, you are in Not-Enoughness – that supports depression, anxiety and worry.”

Astrobuss:

Right on!  I’m embarrassed that I didn’t already think about it that way!

True to the promise of the book, Eugenia provides methodology.  For instance, on page 13, this paragraph feels very important and I know it to be true, but it literally stuns me for some reason.

Whatever it is we focus on and feel – we create.  This is a very important distinction though, not just ‘whatever you mentally focus on,’ but ‘whatever you focus on and feel.’  If you have an issue with something, a fear, you must work with it, i.e., you will have to think about it and find the beliefs that generated it in order to transmute it – and that is okay.  But when we focus on something feelingly and remain with that focus, we create it.  Witnessing feelings with our minds, parallel to experiencing them feelingly, is beneficial to our development.  Experiencing feelings without any mental Witness is detrimental to our spiritual growth, because we become limited by the perceptory range of that feeling.

Eugenia, can you say more about this?

Eugenia:

Jim, people find this component of creation to be the most challenging – they often focus on what they are thinking, forgetting that it is the thought linked with a feeling that together produce new realities, not the thought alone!

The pathway of creation is:

Belief  =>  Thought  =>  Feeling  =>  Reality

This means that if we do not like what we had materially created in our lives, we must change the Belief which was the perpetrator.  Ideally we can just KNOW what Belief was in the way.  But of course we don’t.  Self-analyzing can find Limiting Beliefs, but won’t change them!  Witnessing the feelings, though, will definitely show us our Limiting Beliefs.

There are two possible detours here:

  1. We over-think it, forgetting the feelings, and even though we might have figured out what the erroneous belief is, we can’t change it, because these very feelings we had ignored are sabotaging our efforts;
  2. We over-feel it, forgetting to Witness with our Minds what we are feeling, and so we drown in that feeling instead of changing anything.

In the #1 (over-analyzing) there is not enough ‘juice’ to change the Belief. In the #2 (over-feeling) there is not enough consciousness to change the Belief!  And since the Feeling is the last step before manifestation of Belief, when we over-feel, we essentially create the very thing we were afraid of, and NOT what we wanted.

Astrobuss:

That sounds so clear and exactly nails the point!  How do I know when I am over-doing it in either direction?

Eugenia:

How do we know if we are over-feeling?  If the mental Witness is missing, we are over-feeling.  Witness is an ability to impartially label the feelings – i.e. you can tell that you are feeling anxiety, then, by further exploring the feeling, find out what is the internal story (not the external circumstance), and do so without any judgment.

How do we know we are over-analyzing?  If we are not able to feel even the small dose of the emotional experience attached to the thought, then we are over-thinking for sure.

Astrobuss:

Many many thanks, Eugenia!  I hope you have time for us to do this again soon – I’m still in the first few chapters!

I’m finding this book to be a perfect companion to the Grand Sextile, part of the Blessing!  You can order a copy of Awakening the Harmony Within at http://eugeniaoganova.com/awakening the harmony.htm or at Amazon, which also has a Kindle edition.

Portal 9.16-9.20

September 15, 2013

herk8087bpAn overmodest and very observant fellow traveler, regular reader, astrologer, and friend tells us…

“Thanks for keeping those North Node-Venus-Saturn-sextile-and-in-mutual-reception-with-Pluto installments coming. 

“I keep discovering after the fact that lots of good stuff has in fact already manifested from these Stars of David, and appreciating the progress made in terms of the release of karmic patterns that seems to happen in tandem with the manna falling from heaven.

“The hardest part has been believing ahead of ‘time’ that things really could shift as much as they have.  Maybe just leaving the door open a tiny crack for miracles to enter – which is about all I can muster, frankly – and then realizing that they have snuck in after the fact – is for the best anyway (?).  Or is that just me lowering expectations again, unnecessarily?

“The PIAVA technique together with imagining how it would feel in my body to have what I want, along with Tapping, have really helped.

“Whew! Thanks!”

My friend works with several dialects of astrology that I don’t usually work with, so I’m always glad when they contribute – and they contribute much to these posts.  Like their reminder above that Saturn and Pluto are in “mutual reception” – Saturn is in Scorpio which is ruled by Pluto, while Pluto is in Capricorn which is ruled by Saturn – this means more harmony than would otherwise be the case.

And notice they snuck in a reminder about Venus, which is really important.  Always lots going on in astrology, and it’s easy to miss the Moonrise while enjoying the Sunset.

We have a big Portal coming up on September 18 and thereabouts.  It starts in earnest around 8pm PDT on September 17, or a little sooner, when the Moon begins to approach a rendezvous with Chiron. 

The Moon, remember, is frequently the trigger that evokes more ponderous players into action.  Moon over Chiron means we’re likely to experience our Despair more deeply, which is precisely the Opportunity we need, to step outside of ourself, put our arm around ourself, and empathize with our Pain.  Once outside of ourself, we have a new perspective that can easily flip into the whole new landscape that converts our Despair to Miracle.  It often happens so quickly that we barely notice, but just the act of saying to our other self, “You poor Dear, you’re really depressed about that, aren’t you” is enough to flip us into another Universe.  Quite a Miracle when it happens.

We tend to close down to Pain, but when we do we constrict the blood vessels around the locus of the Pain, which can increase the Pain and which slows down Healing.  Love heals, Fear does not.  Love is soft and warm; Fear is cold and hard.  Are you responding to Pain by trying to wall it off, or by softening and warming around it?  It’s often enough just to put your hand on it, as the hand is warming.  Even if the Pain is purely Emotional, it has a locus somewhere in or around your body.  Physical Body and Emotional Body and Intellectual Body and Spiritual Body are not distinct layers of the body, they’re different Perspectives on the self, which is unitary.  You can warm and soften from any Perspective.

The Moon stays within the realm of the Grand Sextile until around 2am PDT on September 18, and maybe a little beyond.  The real impact, though, is from the Moon triggering the approach of Venus to Saturn.  Venus crosses Saturn just before 2pm PDT on September 18, and Venus moves about one degree a day, so Venus will be deeply intertwined into Saturn’s Energy by around 2pm on September 17.  And if you want to think about three degrees of Sensitivity rather than just one, we’re already knee-deep in the soup.

So what does Venus crossing Saturn mean for us?  Venus represents Value and Beauty, as in Walking in Beauty, a Native American phrase meaning to Act with Integrity.  Saturn Initiating Venus means that we’re likely to Focus on Integrity.  If this means that someone questions your Integrity, let it be – it’s an opportunity to review your Actions against your Intentions, make Amends where appropriate, and own your own Confidence where Amends aren’t appropriate.  It’s always Both/And, but it’s a funhouse Mirror, so don’t be intimidated into wearing shoes that don’t fit.

The one-year Venus-Saturn Cycle that is thus Initiated occurs at 9 Scorpio, “A dentist at work” – this is all about clearing away the rotting enamel that makes that powerful Tooth a source of Pain rather than an aid to the Pleasure and Nurture of eating.  Yes, that’s a cover for clearing away the Emotional Holding that makes some of your most Powerful Skills sources of Pain, rather than implements of Power and Confidence.  Cracking open the doorway to Karma, by our Willingness to open to the Pain, and then take one step sideways so we can embrace our hurt self with healing Empathy.

Have I made that loop enough times, or shall I do it again?

First, we need to open up to the Pain.  Then we need to step outside of the body that experiences it.  Then we have to reach back and embrace the part of ourself that’s in Pain.  You poor Dear, that really hurts, doesn’t it!  That act of Compassion is a wormhole that rematerializes you in an alternate Universe where you have more Power. 

Don’t hesitate to go back and crack open the door to Pain a little wider whenever the Miracle seems to falter.  When you’ve processed all of your own Pain, you can start in on everyone else’s.  They won’t know what “hit” them, when you notice that they’ve all Changed overnight and forgotten who they used to be – or who you used to think they were.

Of course, as we said in the Dragon Time post, this is the same Dentist degree as Saturn’s crossing of the True Node on September 16.  So we have North Node and Saturn and Venus all replacing rotten enamel, while our Manifestor the Moon dances with Chiron.

So we’re really long since deep into this Portal, but its Energy will intensify as we approach the September 18 Venus-Saturn Conjunction.  Venus crosses the True Node at 7am PDT September 18, and crosses the Mean Node at 10am PDT on September 19.  Venus lingers within the realm of the Grand Sextile until around September 21.

There was a typo in the Dragon Time post (since fixed) – the Mean North Node crosses Saturn at 6am PDT on September 20, not September 25.  The True North Node still crosses Saturn at 9pm PDT September 16.

All that’s complex, and we approached it from the inside out, so let’s build a timeline of the Energy peaks…

  • Already: Venus approaching Saturn-North Node
  • Already: Pluto Stationary
  • Half past 9pm PDT September 16, True Node crosses Saturn
  • 8pm PDT September 17, the Moon approaches Chiron
  • 2am PDT September 18, the Moon leaves the Grand Sextile
  • 7am PDT September 18, Venus crosses the True Node
  • 2pm PDT September 18, Venus crosses Saturn
  • 10am PDT September 19, Venus crosses the Mean Node
  • 6am PDT September 20, Mean Node crosses Saturn 
  • Half past 8am PDT September 20, Pluto Stationary Direct
  • September 21, Venus leaves the Grand Sextile

All of which (except for Pluto) can pretty well be summarized as a Focus on Integrity, in all its positive and unpleasant manifestations.  Integrity is only negative to the extent that it interferes with any house of cards that we’ve built in the Material World through exploitation, manipulation, codependence, obsequience, win-lose, or deceit.

Did you forget that Pluto is Stationary this week?  I almost did.  Of course Pluto, as well as Chiron and Venus-Saturn-North Node, are all members of the Grand Sextile, so the Grand Sextile is lit up like a Lighthouse this week.  Pluto’s been Retrograde since April 12, and it’s been rethinking the Transformation of 9-12 degrees of Capricorn.  This is the end of the Aries portion of Capricorn and the beginning of the Taurus portion.  

To put it bluntly, Pluto in Capricorn means “Just Fix It.”  Pluto has so far crossed

  • The Capricorn portion of Capricorn – What’s the Problem?
  • The Aquarius portion – Why haven’t we fixed it yet?
  • The Pisces portion – Okay, so can we Grieve what will be lost once it’s fixed?
  • The Aries portion – What say we brainstorm a Win-Win solution?

and now, after an engineering review of proposed solutions, we’ll be entering

  • The Taurus portion – Let’s get to work building the infrastructure for the fix

If you ever hear anybody talking about a “Dwad,” that’s what these “portions” are, each one twelfth of a Sign, or two and a half degrees.

Given what we’ve seen so far, one of the Problems that Pluto in Capricorn seems to be working on is this whole Constant War that the little boys who never grew up think is a fine and noble sport, because they make so much money from it.  I mean, what if those old capitalists got cocky enough to ask how many mothers were willing to send their sons (and now daughters) off to War so they (the capitalists) could make more money?  That’d be a Chironic moment, eh?

What local Problems in your own Life have been following this Pattern since 2008, when Pluto entered Capricorn?

The rainbow-emitting Crystal in Blessings Are Afoot! was of course Quartz, our quintessential hexagonal Crystal, mirroring the hexagonal Grand Sextile.  The Herkimer Diamonds gleaming like Sunrise in today’s portrait are also Quartz – a Herkimer Diamond is a “floater” Quartz Crystal, one with a Crystal “Termination” (or Point) on both ends, because the Crystal formed in the middle of a bath of liquid Silicon and Oxygen, without attaching itself to any of the walls of the Dolomitic bubble that held the bath.  You can see a thousand miniature Herkimers (named after the town in upstate New York where they occur) sparkling throughout the matrix.  A Herkimer will open your several Bodies to higher vibrations.

Blessings Are Afoot!

September 15, 2013

ipu8921bpStarting September 11, and continuing through September 26, we’re Blessed with another complete Grand Sextile, as these six players all dance together harmoniously…

  • 1. Saturn-North Node, well on their way to Conjunction, meaning the influence is very strong.  The implication of Saturn-North Node is that if there’s any sense in which we’re Resisting the urge to Follow Our Greatest Joy, we need to stop with the Resistance, not just because it’s futile, but because it’s a severe self-sabotage that will make our Future much more difficult.

If we really can’t abandon our Resistance because it would in one way or another “kill us,” then at the very least we need to PIAVA a loving and gentle transition from here (Resistance) to there (Joy), in ways that harm no one, especially ourself If you still have Resistance to that, add another condition.  For example, if you’re afraid you’ll have to give up income in order to Follow Your Joy, you could PIAVA a loving and gentle transition to Joy in ways that harm on one especially me, and in ways that actually increase my Well-Being more than I can imagine, through means I’ve never thought of!

If you haven’t looked up PIAVA yet, it means to Pray, Intend, Ask, Visualize, or Affirm.  There’s another important step involved, but that’s the essence.  It’s worth looking up; use the link in the previous paragraph.

Remember that a Sextile represents Creative Grace – that is, in order to take advantage of the Blessings that are available, we have to supply the initial Kick-Start.  Such as a PIAVA.  Wouldn’t hurt to PIAVA even if we aren’t in Resistance!  Or initiate an Action to begin Following Our Joy.  Or better yet, both.  Gosh, even if we’re in Life-or-Death Resistance, we could PIAVA that we initiate an Action that would be a step toward a loving and gentle transition to Joy, in ways that would harm no one and have zero downside risk.

  • 2. Pluto: the Master of Transformation, aka Trance Formation, or Changing the Trance that we operate under.  If we’re PIAVAing transition, that’s a lot like Transformation; there’s a good chance we’ll be amazed at how rapidly Changes unfold, which makes it all the more important that we add as many conditions as necessary to our PIAVAs – loving, gentle, harmless to all, risk-free, etc, etc, everything we can think of to defuse our Fear of Change.  Because Change is going to come down fast and hard.

Pluto represents the Universal Trance.  It can’t be stopped, but it can be steered.  It’s made up of all of our Deep Desires, all mixed together in a huge cauldron, with an Eye of Newt.  Pluto isn’t us, but we’re part of Pluto.  We don’t want to contribute Fear or Anger, we want to contribute Joy and Excitement.  You can think of Pluto as a kind of Force of History (and of Herstory), because when Pluto shifts, everyone shifts.  We barely notice that it used to be different.  And Pluto is shifting.  Shifting how?

First, Pluto is Squaring Uranus, meaning that we are literally, till 2015, in the midst of Mastering the process of Following Our Joy.  We’ve been calling that Yintegrity; same diff.  Syria’s an example; the folks who would get great Joy from throwing missiles at Syria are now far outnumbered by the folks who understand how much of a bummer it would create.  Not that the Joybombers aren’t just more hip than the rest of us about reincarnation, and after all who among us doesn’t need to confront our Fear of Suffering, to release our Karma.  But there are better ways, loving and gentle ways, to get that done.

And second, Pluto is Opposing…

  • 3. Lilith, who represents pre-Intellectual Instinct, dedication to Community, Collaboration, Cooperation, Equality, Respect for Diversity, and unconditional rejection of the old MCP program.  If you missed the 20th Century, MCP stands for “Male Chauvinist Pig,” or the obsolete notions of hierarchy, competition, bullying, exploitation, male superiority, slavery, colonialism, and deceit.

The Pluto-Lilith Opposition (Grand Sextiles involve three Oppositions) means that we’re at a turning point in the Universal Trance around Lilith issues.  Specifically, this is the blooming of the current Lilith-Pluto Cycle, which is about “Within the depths of the Earth, new elements are being formed,“ which Rudhyar reads as “The alchemical fire which both purifies and transforms the very substance of one’s inner life.“  These are very deep Changes.

Is there someone, or some institution, in your Life that projects hierarchy, bullying, competition, exploitation, or male superiority?  As your Sextile Kick-Start, why not PIAVA stepping out of their sphere of influence for a few minutes in a loving and gentle, risk-free way that increases their respect for you as their Equal, and educates them about the ways in which the World Has Changed.

I know, these PIAVAs sound like we’re expecting Miracles, don’t they.  Loving and gentle and risk-free and respect-generating and educational.  Loving, gentle, harmless, risk-free, wealth-generating, active.  Loving, gentle, risk-free, equality-generating, educational.  I mean, what Miracle-maker are we going to hire to design these multidimensional omniscient, omnipotent scenarios for us?   Well, our luck is remarkable – it’s a Grand Sextile after all!

  • 4. Chiron, the Miracle Man (or rather, Centaur) himself!  Do you remember your first Spiritual Insight?  When, after years of suffering under the Ego’s notion of what happened to you, you first understood how that experience was such an important part of your growth into Consciousness?  It may have developed gradually, but do you remember how Liberating that Insight was?  Your Life was no longer ruled by Anger or Grief.  Like the day I understood why my father said those things!  That’s Chironic reframing.

Like Einstein said, you can’t solve a problem using the same thinking that formulated the problem – you have to find a new way to approach it.  When you do, it isn’t a problem any more.  While Darwin’s approach to evolution involved a lot of Ego Death, evolution is Chironic.  Folks who live near the Coast will suffer as Sea Levels rise – till somebody’s born with gills, mutated from all that RoundUp, or from Fukushima.  Intractable problems just dissolve before your eyes when they encounter Chiron’s reframing.

So, you want to take advantage of all the Grace embedded in this Grand Sextile?  Then what are you most in Despair about?  That’s what can be Healed here!  The worst kind of Despair is Unconscious Despair – when you don’t even know you’re in Despair, because you simply don’t believe something is possible!  Follow Your Joy AND Enjoy More Abundance Than You’ve Ever Imagined?  Dreamer!  What Galaxy do you think you’re in?  Exactly!

It’s not possible to brute-force or think out a Chironic shift, because a Chironic shift requires an Epiphany, a complete change of Perspective.  Thoughts follow only from Assumptions, most of which are Unconscious, and Chiron changes the critical Assumptions.  The only way we can Kick-Start a Chironic reframing, is to PIAVA one.  Great Spirit, may I please move toward Following My Joy AND Enjoy more Abundance than I’ve ever imagined, AND make the transition lovingly and gently and rapidly and completely, without any down-side risk!

  • 5. Ceres, which Opposes Chiron.  Ceres is about Sustainability and Sustenance.  Ceres asks us to make sure that what we do (and feel and think, and who we are) is Sustainable.  Are we spending more than we earn?  Are we depleting the Soil?  Are we moving away from a rising Sea Level?  Are we prepared to survive 1,000-year Storms?  And Ceres asks us to give up what is unnecessary.  Do we need to burn that much gas?  Is it really such a good idea to continue to insult people like that?  What is that Sugar really doing to us?  Maybe we could Miraculously PIAVA someone really compatible, so we can cut our rent in half – it is a Grand Sextile after all, and Power is Afoot!

The blooming Ceres-Chiron Cycle is “Heavy car traffic on a narrow isthmus linking two Seaside resorts” – what pops to mind are two of our subpersonalities, one that knows what we really Want and knows exactly how it feels to have it, and the other who knows how to survive in the “real” World with all its compromises and half-truths.  Just look at all that intellectual and emotional traffic between those two, as they argue constantly about what we have to do, what we should do, what we want to do, what we need, what we have permission to receive, what we’ll have to give up, whether it’ll even work, what Mom said about it, what Dad said about it, how will we pay the rent, what about the Stress and its toll on our body – is that Sustainable?  Not to mention how the feel about all that.

We know that traffic pretty well, eh?

This would be a great time to sit those two down and help them negotiate Win-Win.  Not in terms of what we need to do, we have to manifest a Chironic earthquake before we can do that, so we’re working on a landscape where you can get there from here.  But in terms of helping them intellectually, emotionally, and Spiritually, to fully understand one another’s goals, so they can start working together collaboratively to manifest both.  To serve you rather than sabotage you.  Chances are one of them wants Safety in some form, and the other wants Excitement in some form.  Once you disengage from both and take the role of impartial counselor or facilitator for both of them, the whole drama gets a lot easier.

That’s what Sextiles are all about, ease.  Once you take a Creative first step of course.  Which brings us to…

  • 6. The South Node.  Karma, yes, but a whole lot more.  There’s always Emotional Holding here, some door we’re afraid to open, or some person (and everyone that reminds us of them) we’re still mad at eighteen lifetimes later, or the like.  Much of which is Unconscious.  But as Seth said so clearly, it’s written all over our Personal History!  Just look back at your Life, reframe the Blame, accept that it was you who Created all that mess, even though it was a you that you hadn’t met yet (let alone learned to Love!) and still don’t understand, and get to work integrating those strangers into your self-concept.

Whoa, tall order, eh?  Well, there are Miracles available that can instantly Transform us and allow us to Follow Our Joy in Sustainable ways, so what better time than now?  Besides, all we have to do is PIAVA it, because all that MCP Doingness and thinking it out and doing it alone and protecting the Ego – all that stuff is so last-century!  Just let Lilith have it!  While we’re at it, we can PIAVA rapidly and completely and effortlessly and painlessly.  I mean why not?  Take the Gift while it’s available!  All the Universe requires is your buy-in to Kick-Start the process.

But the important thing is what’s buried underneath that Emotional Holding.  You know how they say “You can’t take it with you”?  Well, that’s bullshit.  We never leave anything behind.  But we do lock it in a trunk, and seal it with Emotional Holding.  Remember when we used to fearlessly and relentlessly negotiate Peace Treaties between tribes?  No, of course you don’t, because all those skills are locked away in the trunk beneath the Grief you felt about that one failure that cost you your children.  You can still hear them scream.  Remember what a talented musician you used to be?  You could make an angry Lion into a Kitten with your flute, and did many times, saving many lives!  You don’t remember?  Is that because of the Shame you felt when your pants fell down in the middle of a performance, and you vowed never to put yourself in a position to feel that kind of Shame again?

Actually, it’s no accident that the South Node Opposes the North Node – they mirror one another.  What prevents anyone from Following Their Joy?  Emotional Holding.  That subpersonality who argues that it’s not Safe to Follow Your Joy?  Guess where his and her origins lie.  Why does it feel like it’s not possible to Follow Our Joy?  Because in order to do it we need the Skills that we locked in those trunks, and we threw away the keys, didn’t we.  Well, PIAVA a new set of keys, and do it now, while it’s easy.  We got two weeks left.  Alls you needs to do, is to make the first move.

Colonial Slavemaster in Chief

September 11, 2013

An excellent rebuttal to the Colonialist propaganda that Obomba vomited up last night…

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/9/11/chomsky_instead_of_illegal_threat_to

and a constructive addition…

http://www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/sc/1309/veterans_farming.html

It’s not really his fault – he just doesn’t have any adversity in his chart, and it leaves him in the same position as the Slavemaster in The Butler (which is a well-done movie but painful to watch).

I’m told that WordPress will begin inserting ads below some posts.  Since the software is free to use, it’s inevitable.  But they aren’t my ads, and believe me they certainly don’t represent endorsement of any kind!!

Dragon Time

September 7, 2013

We’ll be talking about this a lot more over the next few weeks, but our Big Deal during September (apart from the parades of Grand Sextiles and Grand Trines and  Grand Crosses, of course) is the Initiation by Saturn of the North Node – basically we’re being asked to Focus on our Mission.  There are two versions of the North Node in common use – the True Node, and the Mean Node.  I’ve never studied in any detail the implications of each, but in general the Mean Node would indicate in a general way what’s going on, while the True Node should be more accurate for timing purposes.

Rob Tillet gives us an excellent summary of the many technical vagaries of the Nodes, at

http://www.astrologycom.com/nodes.html.

The True Node crosses Saturn at half past 9pm PDT on September 16, and the Mean Node crosses Saturn at 6am PDT on September 20.  Tomorrow, September 8, the True Node moves within one degree of Orb of Saturn, meaning that we’re already deep into this Energy.  There are two differences between Fate and Free Will.

  • First, we need to recognize that both Fate and Free Will are concepts within the mentality of the Observer, and have little direct bearing on the Observed.
  • And second, our Fate or Karma befalls us when we operate Unconsciously.  We exercise Free Will only by operating Consciously.

The difference between being a Victim of our Astrology, and taking advantage of – and responsibility for – our Astrology, is Consciousness.

Saturn’s meetup with the True Node occurs at 9 Scorpio, “A dentist at work.”  Ah, the inevitability of Pain, or the belief therein.

This happens to fall right on Obomba’s Neptune – he’ll be Confused as long as he focuses on the Material World, believing that Pain must be endured if symptoms are to be assuaged.  Or assuanged, as the case may be.  Unfortunately, his ability to focus on Spirit, which would bring him Clarity, may be buried under his Taurus Moon-Vesta Grand Trine (with Mars and Saturn) – he’s probably an emotional Fundamentalist at heart, believing that his own notion of what’s Sacred must apply to the World at large.  He’ll continue to refuse good counsel until he recognizes that his own Certainty is a gift to him, and the rest of the World doesn’t share it.  With his Neptune near his Sixth Cusp, he should turn to Michelle for direction when he’s Confused.  With her own Vesta near her South Node, she would understand the downside of Fundamentalism.  Let’s hope.

Saturn’s Conjunction with the Mean Node happens at 10 Scorpio, “A fellowship supper reunites old comrades.”  That sounds more optimistic, and given that Grand Sextiles and Grand Trines continue to dominate for a while, should be more indicative of general trends.  That is, the Pain may be temporary.  Again, let’s hope, or even PIAVA.  The Saturn-Node Initiation chart is a Grand Sextile chart, so Grace is highly available – it only needs a gentle kick-start from us.

More background (and foreground)…

http://billmoyers.com/2013/09/06/drought-helped-spark-syrias-civil-war-is-it-the-first-of-many-climate-wars-to-come/

http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/syria-six-alternatives-to-military-strikes?utm_source=ytw20130906&utm_medium=email

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/walter-reich/obama-to-congress-thanks-_b_3885498.html

Meanwhile, we have to keep in mind that Pluto is Stationary; as we write it’s only three arcminutes from its September 20 Direct Station at 9 of Capricorn, “An Angel carrying a harp.”  Rudhyar’s interpretation is “The revelation of the spiritual meaning and purpose at the core of any life situation.”  Pluto Energy should be much stronger than Saturn-Node Energy, though the Saturn-Node Energy would fill the front page, while the Pluto Energy would be the overpowering undercurrent.  And that’s Sextile to the Saturn-Node event, so again, just a little shove from Consciousness may be all it takes to shift the entire Planet into Collaboration for Peace.

Waiting For Eris

September 5, 2013

You probably won’t be able to get either video or audio of this for a while, as Amy’s servers are obviously overloaded.  As I write this, the transcript is a partial draft, but as the day goes on and the transcript is completed, that’ll probably be your best bet, as it requires the least bandwidth…

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/9/5/rep_alan_grayson_on_syria_congress

Grayson points out more holes in Obomba’s case for rushing to War, and Grayson’s point that it’s a matter of weeks before the US Government closes down for lack of budget ceiling authorization is timely.  He calls it attention-deficit disorder; it sounds more like a desperate diversionary propaganda tactic – just the time when Eris should be stepping in to comment dramatically on the Emperor’s fashions.

And sure enough.  You have to dig for it, but Eris is at the focus of a Septangle with Mars and Pluto. 

It would be easy to read that as the Angel of Death with their scythe raised and ready to swing at the right moment.  If your orientation is toward a punishing Original-Sin kind of God Energy, you can stop there.  If you’re more oriented toward a guiding Original-Blessing sort of Goddess, then we have some explaining to do.  How might a benevolent Unconscious be guiding us toward Peace here?  Of course we could be steering toward War as the least miserable of the three Lizard-certified routes out of overpopulation – Famine, War, and Pestilence.  Of the three, War might involve less suffering overall.  Kind of a Heyoka reading of I Corinthians 13.  Well, we definitely know that the Unconscious is Heyoka!

As I’ve said, we need to hugely focus on our Gratitude for the current Grand Trines and Grand Sextiles, because once we blow through this opportunity, it may not matter how much we immer strebend, erlösen may no longer be available to us.

More Weapons of Mass Deception

September 4, 2013

lepido3108bpWell, Virgo is about Deterioration; it’s when (in the Northern Hemisphere, where Western Astrology was cobbled together) leaves begin to fade and fruit begins to Decompose.  But Virgo isn’t about Mass Destruction, as the Lizards want us to believe.  It’s about Deterioration of the sense that we can go it alone, and the nagging sense that maybe we’ll need someone else’s help after all, as the days get shorter and the winds get colder.  Or, in the other Hemisphere, as the days get hotter and thirstier.

The Unconscious is in Scorpio – it’s relentless.  Why would our Colonial Masters be so hell-bent on Destruction?  I suppose it’s what Freud would have called a Death Wish, though it’s not their own pampered asses that they’re selling into Death.  Someone said that American foreign policy is so amateurish because Obomba has surrounded himself with a bunch of amateurs.  Amy remembers Kerry testifying before this same Congressional Committee as a young Naval officer, challenging the Lizards about the Vietnam War…

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/9/4/as_us_pushes_for_syria_strike

That was before he found his own scales.   I don’t think he even know then, that Johnson made up the Gulf of Tonka incident, the same way that Cheney made up Sodom Hussein’s yellowcake score.  If this is a replay of the 1960s, of course we’re going to be having raucous arguments about War.  If Congress doesn’t stop Obomba, Putin probably will.  No gas for Europe’s winter could be a workable response, to see how the US enjoys going it alone.

The New Moon in a few hours (half past 4am PDT September 5) is at 14 Virgo, “A family of Lizards.”  It’s Heavy Times, so it’s appropriate to stretch a little to four degrees of Sensitivity, and when we do, we find our Juno-Nodes Grand Cross re-formed, this time with Mars at the fourth corner.  God of War Mars, Eris’s bro.  But four degrees of Orb also puts the New Moon itself into the sixth corner of the otherwise wounded Grand Sextile, and the Grand Sextile is also wrapped around the Nodes.  There’s no shortage of Grace here, should we choose to use it.  And we shouldn’t forget that Saturn is less than two degrees from it’s Initiation of the North Node later this month, while Pluto is only four arcminutes from it’s Station.

So by early October, when our Grand Trines Dissolve, Pluto will be Direct and Saturn will be descending toward the South Node.  The latter puts us back into periods similar to 2002-2007, 1991-1997, and 1979-1985.  As I recall, those were all pretty high-flying periods, though they all ended in one sort of catastrophe or another.  Our Mission in September, should we choose to accept it, is to find our Gratitude for the Grace we’re under.  Pi has given us a probationary period, where we have a Free Pass for a while, so we can develop new habits for going without Time.  If we party it away, we’ll be in for a rude shock later in the year, when the punchbowl gets pulled.

What are you doing to pull yourself back into your old habits when you get stretched out? 

Take a look, and see if you can design some alternatives that aren’t self-sabotaging.

Lepidolite, here in its Ball form, is a Lithium Mica.  It brings Grounding and Calming, though this angle makes it look a little like someone with his head between his knees.  Wish us luck.