“Just as the birth of each child has mystery, so does each moment. One who has delivered over a thousand babies might enter the nursery of the new babe’s birthing with discernment, meeting in stoic love this great threshold of Heaven and Earth which occurs as each baby makes his or her way into an incarnation. How mysterious and filled with grace. Thus is every moment when truly met.
“And thus it is for a mystic, the place in us all which is ever within that threshold of the mystery and grace of our relationship with the sacred and the real. The fruit of each moment thus embodied is realization.
“Each moment, let us be aware and attuned toward the dawn of the era, beyond nuclear weapons worldwide. One world, with clean water, modest food, housing, clothing, education and care of health, and moderate needed possessions. This is humanity dwelling together, in the contentment of sacred love born of this great mystery before us. This, this is the era at hand. Why not? This is all there is to be and do.
“The only challenge standing between us and a virtuous era is our traditional fear of the great mystery. Let us put down our clubs from the caves of our history in all souls and in all cultures, and meet this mystery before us, fulfilling each moment of life with nobility, good faith and virtuous acts, in love and strength, beside one another.
“Let us pray and practice. Let us take care of one another, and of the precious creation of our cosmos.”
–Elizabeth Ann Hin, Seasonal Message for November 2013, http://www.thewhiterose.org/.
Archive for November, 2013
Expect hidden perspectives to emerge.
Like this interesting point of view…
Here’s the travelblog…
and the latest hard news on ISON and its possible encounter with Solar Flair…
Theoretically, the emphasis should be on Uranus – since it’s Stationary – more than on Chiron, but Chironic news keeps surfacing. ISON-in-Scorpio is Quincunx to Uranus, so while it’s Grace (Trine) that lights up Chiron, it’s Curiosity (Quincunx) that illuminates Uranus…
I wonder how these new perspectives that keep showing up will influence my journey into greater Authenticity…
would be an appropriate mantra. The Uranus Station makes a close Twelfth-Harmonic Angle with Chiron, and the Twelfth Harmonic is about Pattern-Breaking. Which means, if we don’t get into too much Resistance…
We’ll be a different person by Solstice Time.
The long Chiron-Uranus Cycle is Waning, having finished eleven twelfths of it’s journey. The Cycle began – this is the Cycle that we’re leaving behind – December 1, 1898, at 5 Sagittarius, “An old Owl sits alone on the branch of a large tree,” which Rudhyar interprets as “A poised and wise approach to existence based on a clear perception of unconscious factors and their operation.” Curious indeed.
This lends some sense to the perception that we’re descending into Chaos – or being Liberated from Limiting Beliefs.
Chiron doesn’t reach Aphelion (furthest extent from the Sun) until 2021, so she’s out near the orbit of Uranus and thus traveling at about the same speed as Uranus. Consequently, Uranus doesn’t Initiate Chiron again until mid-November 2042. That new Cycle begins at 18 of Leo, “A chemist conducts an experiment for her students” or in Rudhyar’s view “By inquiring into the hidden process of Nature, the human mind experiences the thrill of discovery.” That could be refreshing, though it’ll be a while.
It’s a lot easier for the Western mind to comprehend a construction process than a deconstruction process. Here’s Michael Meyer’s view of this stage of a Cycle (http://www.khaldea.com/eon/eon36.shtml)…
“Although there may be much scrambling for position, this isn’t a phase in which one can change much, except one’s self and one’s attitude toward the past and toward the future. Indeed, now is the time to essentialize, to consolidate inner resources, and learn from the past, in preparation for the coming new cycle. Now creative imagination outlines new tomorrows, where imagination will be made real. Impending closure is not merely sensed but often welcomed during this final phase.”
We’re reminded of Ceres Rising in the 1/1/2000 chart, foretelling Sustenance. Reading this we immediately think of the political-economic situation, but this is Chiron-Uranus, not Jupiter-Saturn (Social Economics, which is in a Waning Trine – another story worth telling again) or Chiron-Neptune (Cultural Edges and our recently newborn “New Paradigm”). So “one’s self and one’s attitude” is the whole Pie and “consolidating inner resources and learning from the past” creates context for our recent extended Juno-Nodes and Saturn-North Node work.
What if we turned it around. Rudhyar began his archetypal Cycle at the New Moon or Conjunction – Darkness and Invisibility becoming full Illumination and then returning into Darkness, or the Occult made Manifest and then recycled into the Void, or Evolution followed by Devolution. That makes consummate sense, but it doesn’t have to be our only perspective. What if we began a Cycle at the Opposition, the Full Moon. We’d have the Manifest made Hidden and then Reborn, or the Illuminated being Obscured and then Resurrected in a new Form. Let’s give that a try…
The previous Chiron-Uranus Opposition occurred in mid-September 1953 at Capricorn 20, “A hidden choir sings during a religious service,” or according to Rudhyar “The fulfillment of the individual’s creative function through her participation in a group performance consecrated to a transcendent realization of unity.” If we started at the Opposition, the current Angle would be the equivalent of a Waxing Quincunx rather than a Waning Semi-Sextile, though it would be Waxing into Transformation rather than Fulfillment. Sort of the Prey’s perspective rather than that of the Predator.
Now the idea of a hidden group performance consecrated to unity that started in 1953 rings bells relative to my memories of Herstory – the hidden agenda of the propagandists who sold us on Consumerism, rabid Patriotism, “American Exceptionalism,” and Women as Servants spring to mind, along with images of Joe McCarthy, Mad Men, How to Marry a Millionaire, and the Silent Majority. All of that is certainly fading into Darkness, to be reborn thirty years hence, either as some version of Community or a reversion to subsistence.
And what if we Initiated our Anti-Cycle at the Square rather than the Opposition? The Waning Square of the classic Cycle would be the place where we open to Potential rather than Manifestation, and the process would involve Concepts rather than Matter. We would cycle from Potential to Birth to full Conceptualization to Breakdown. On this Cycle the Chiron-Uranus Angle would be a Waxing Sextile. Our Initiation would have been in October 1997 at 5 of Scorpio, “A massive rocky shore resists the pounding of the Sea” or, as Rudhyar calls it, “The inertia of institutions.“
Boy, doesn’t that just hit the nail on the head! The Waxing Sextile phase is about Creative Grace – Grace flows but only after we pull the chain to get it started.
The combined inertias of Certainty and Doctrine (the 1898 Conjunction), of Patriotism and Consumerism (the 1953 Opposition), along with the natural preference for the Known Evil over the Unknown Possible Good (the 1997 Square), leaves us feeling very stuck. How do we get unstuck? We know (the Sextile) that it takes Action on our part. What sort of Action?
What immediately comes to mind is Otto Scharmer’s leaning into the emerging Future…
“Our moment of disruption deals with death and rebirth. What’s dying is an old civilization and a mindset of maximum “me” – maximum material consumption, bigger is better, and special-interest-group-driven decision-making that has led us into a state of organized irresponsibility, collectively creating results that nobody wants.
“What’s being born is less clear but in no way less significant. It’s something that we can feel in many places across Planet Earth. This future is not just about firefighting and tinkering with the surface of structural change. It’s not just about replacing one mindset that no longer serves us with another. It’s a future that requires us to tap into a deeper level of our humanity, of who we really are and who we want to be as a society. It is a future that we can sense, feel, and actualize by shifting the inner place from which we operate. It is a future that in those moments of disruption begins to presence itself through us.
“This inner shift, from fighting the old to sensing and presencing an emerging future possibility, is at the core of all deep leadership work today. It’s a shift that requires us to expand our thinking from the head to the heart. It is a shift from an ego-system awareness that cares about the well-being of ourself to an eco-system awareness that cares about the well-being of all, including oneself. When operating with ego-system awareness, we are driven by the concerns and intentions of our small ego self. When operating with eco-system awareness, we are driven by the concerns and intentions of our emerging or essential self – that is, by a concern that is informed by the well-being of the whole.”
“This shift in awareness from ego-system to eco-system is something that we are approaching and living through not only as groups and organizations, but also as a global community. Pioneering the principles and personal practices that help us to perform this shift may well be one of the most important undertakings of our time.”
Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaufer, Leading from the Emerging Future: From Ego-System to Eco-System Economies, pp.1-2.
However we look at it, we seem to be in for a quarter-century of Confusion and Chaos. Remember that Confusion is the first stage of Growth, because it signifies the breakdown of our Limiting Beliefs. Again, we can’t think (or even act) our way out of this, there is too much in flux. We have to PIAVA what we want, revising our PIAVAs at least daily as the place where we stand changes rapidly, and then Change the Subject. A good way to Change the Subject would be to ask ourself what small thing could we do to make Life easier for someone else.
ISON is whizzing across the North Node-Mercury-Saturn zone of Scorpio on its way to its astrological screaming halt at the Cusp of Sagittarius…
This brings intense Attention to any unsolved puzzles that we’ve been working with. If you aren’t Conscious of any puzzles, have you been preoccupied? PIAVA what that might be about.
Meanwhile Pallas is inching into place, along with the North Node, to form the Uranus Yod and complete the Yin Gate that we’ll encounter in Portal 10.28.
To move into our Yintegrity, there are places in our lives where we’ve been holding back and we need to start saying Yes, and other places where we’ve been permissive and we need to start saying No. Where are those places?
The Opposing Ceres Yod (with Chiron and the South Node) is already in place.
We have glimpses of Clarity and Truth, and when that happens we get stuck on the impossible-seeming details of how our Life would have to be reorganized in order to bring Truth into the foreground. It doesn’t work that way – we can’t think it out. We have to just put on Truth like it was a new coat, and forget about the implications, they’ll take care of themselves. Miracles are available.
Meanwhile, as usual, Bill is right on schedule, interviewing a reincarnation of Chiron…
Like Sai Baba might have said,
“Though nothing seems to be happening on the outside, there is a great catharsis of bad and inundation of good that is happening inside. And so, there is no need for cracks to develop all over the dam. As long as the cracks that have been made allow the waters of goodness through and do not get clogged by defeat, dejection, doubt and disappointment, it is enough!”
I got this note from a regular reader this morning…
“This construct of our culture is more and more difficult for my heart to bear. I ask the question over and over to myself: What is it that creates the core motivation in people to keep taking or to keep giving? Is it in their charts? Have humans always been like this? What makes a person feel joy in taking from others vs. giving to others? I have not yet found a way to walk through this reality with peace in my heart and soul because I cannot shut out the state of others who share the planet. How is it that some can live within their isolated mega-wealth and still want to take more???
“I cannot fathom how one feels joy by piling more hardships upon others. Is this reality some kind of a warped joke? If there are no victims, can the collective masses find the creative motivation to change the construct of having or having not? I am a creative self and even I cannot come up with answers that have enough power to ensure that all have enough food, water, and shelter outside of the polarity of having or having not. And why don’t the ‘laws of the universe’ work with these sociopaths? If they continue to take from others, why are they not taken from?”
After reading this last night…
“The first wave of these souls… have had the most difficulty adjusting. They don’t like the violence and ugliness they find in this world and want to return ‘home’ – even though they have no idea, consciously, where that might be. Emotions disturb and even paralyze them, especially strong one like anger and hate. They cannot handle being around people expressing them. These dramatically affect them, as though emotions are foreign to them. They are used to peace and love because that was what they experienced where they came from. They are so unhappy they don’t want to be here.”
“They have come in with a unique energy that greatly affects others. They don’t have to do anything. They just have to be. I have been told that just by walking through a crowded mall or grocery store their energy affects everyone they come in contact with. It is that strong, and of course, they do not realize this consciously. The paradox is that although they are supposed to be affecting people by their energy, they really don’t feel comfortable being around people. So many of them stay home secluded, to avoid mixing with others; even working from their homes. Many do not want to have children. They unconsciously realize that children create karma, and they don’t want to have anything tie them here. They just want to do their job and get out of here.”
“It would be so much easier if we could come in with full knowledge of our mission, our task, but the powers that be do not agree. They say it is best to have all memory erased and to allow us to rediscover ourselves, as well as our mission. Even those who have come with the purist motives and intentions are bound by the same rules as the rest of us. They must forget why they have come, and where they have come from. All that is left is a secret longing that there is something else that they can’t quite grasp. It is time now to remember, to push aside the veil and rediscover our reason for coming to this troubled planet at this precise time.”
“This is one of the main problems that first-timers face. They have never been in a human body before and they feel very limited and confined. They will develop physical problems, and often unconsciously try to destroy the body (through various ailments) because they don’t want to be here. The main thing for them to understand is that they volunteered to come at this important time in Earth’s history and they must stay in order to accomplish their assignment, their mission. There are no shortcuts.”
“It’s not comfortable, but you chose to enter the body so you could do a job. Is that correct?” “Yes, I forgot for a minute. It’s to tell people about the shimmering. I’ll tell you what it is. It’s the poor people on Earth that have been cut off from this. It’s so dense here with fear. Our job is to dissipate the fear and really connect them to the shimmering. Where they came from. But it is not as easy as I thought. Because I’ve had no limitations, no, I didn’t. How do we do it? How do I finish what I’ve come to do? How? I’m searching for an answer. Sometimes I feel, ‘What is the point?’ There’s no good.”
–Dolores Cannon, The Three Waves of Volunteers and the New Earth, excerpted from pp.19-35.
What an excellent word for “it” – The Shimmering! I Love it.
Dolores points out elsewhere that even as “first-timers” we can receive a Karma-like “imprint” before we arrive, so we come in with some foretaste of the difficult Earth situations we’ll be facing, though it seems to be quite different from a “real” Lifetime, in terms of both pain and experiential value.
Here’s another view, from a devotee of Sai Baba…
“Swami knows that people allowing goodness to flow through them and becoming channels of love, peace and goodness is the way to solve all the crises that humanity faces. And once He sees that people are being good, He sits back and relaxes. Members of His team question Him, ‘How can you relax? The work is not done yet! The whole mission has been a failure!’ He is calm for He has brilliantly placed the explosives of His Love, Grace and Inspiration at the strategic points. Now it is only a question of time. Though nothing seems to be happening on the outside, there is a great catharsis of bad and inundation of good that is happening inside. And so, there is no need for cracks to develop all over the dam. As long as the cracks that have been made allow the waters of goodness through and do not get clogged by defeat, dejection, doubt and disappointment, it is enough!”
Some folks ridicule other Worldviews than their own, but it’s all Mythology. It’s always Both/And, because every metaphor has some value in some situations, and many metaphors are useful in many situations. But it’s all Metaphor – Reality is just Energy, and even that’s a Metaphor.
Waay too much going on! We had a Direct Station of Miracle-Maker Chiron at 5am PST November 19! No wonder I’ve been wandering around feeling unmotivated all day! Chiron is the Unhealable Healer until you remember that Empathy Heals, and give yourself some strokes – You poor Schmuck, you’re kinda bummed today, aren’t you! Or just know that Chiron’s lit up and know that you have to look beyond your current horizons for a new way of understanding. PIAVA always helps when we have to transcend our habitual limits. And look at all these Quintiles running around in orange at the Station! Huge opportunities for Learning today, what a pity to waste them for a funk.
Fortunately, there’s no such thing as “missing” an astrological event. If we’re Conscious of the event as it’s happening, that’s fabulous, because we can dodge and weave with a little more Awareness. If we aren’t Conscious, the event still happens – we just have to go and get it after the fact! So I can now look at all these Quintiles and see how they relate to the last several days. As I like to say, astrology is more valuable for interpretation than for prediction, mostly because the Unconscious is so vast that if it doesn’t always surprise you, you’re locked into your Karma so tightly that you can’t see out. And as they say, hindsight is 20/20, or 6/6 on the metric side of the pond. That’s a huge overstatement – it’s more like 20/5mi or 6/10km – but nevertheless, hindsight usually exceeds foresight!
This is the same chart as the Portal 11.20 chart, but with different emphasis. The green-and-blue Yod ties the two charts together – as it was the primary link to Chiron in the earlier chart. I’m not sure I even mentioned Chiron – or the Yod – in the Portal 11.20 post – that’s meaningful in itself! Chiron’s been within one degree of its Station since October 3. Somewhere there’s a significant reason why I was unaware of that! We’ll fill in the missing information over the next several days.
I was looking in the wrong place – Kelley Hunter’s exquisite review of November 17’s Algol Full Moon or, as she calls it, the Medusa Full Moon, is now at…
or, if you’re coming back to this later…
As you well know by now, part of my Mission on the Planet is helping to reframe the Olde Male’s misogyny – Kelley and this post are way ahead of me on that job! I’ll be studying this article for some time!