ISON and Chiron-Uranus

SolarFlare1As it rockets through Scorpio, scooting across the Sky faster than the Moon, into the Sun, ISON Trines Chiron, so we should be able to…

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 (…

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.

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