Archive for April, 2014

Eclipse Too

April 14, 2014

Here’s a picture of what we spoke about earlier

DSCN4904I’m told that, assuming we don’t have a lot of volcanic eruptions or World-class forest fires today, the upper atmosphere is fairly clear, so the Eclipsed Moon should be “bright orange” rather than the “blood red” that’s been advertised.  Of course we’re scheduled to get cloudy before then here.  If you have that problem there’s a “live broadcast” scheduled at

http://www.ccssc.org/webcast.html

If it’s anything like the live “Coca Cola” webcast of the Transit of Venus a few years back, it will be unwatchable.  But we can hope for the best.

Meanwhile, my friend Elizabeth has inspired me to look up some of the Stars that are involved in the Eclipse, and it’s a very fruitful pursuit…

The Star Spica will be behind the Eclipsed Moon, and Spica is the sheaf of Wheat that the Virgin Goddess holds in her hand in the constellation Virgo – so Spica is often seen as a Gift of Abundance.  When the constellation was named, “Virgin” meant an independent woman who loved whomever she pleased – a symbol of fertility rather than reticence.  To have Ceres, the Goddess of Grain, standing in front of Spica as well is remarkable.  An excellent omen.

On the other hand, Sedna is approaching the Star Capulus.  Capulus is often seen as masculine Kundalini, a balance to the “terrible” feminine passion of Algol.  So we could see further rape of the Sea and her denizens.  Or we could see focused plan-execute Attention given to the plight of the Seas.  Or both, perhaps the one motivating the other.  After Capulus, Sedna visits Algol, though she won’t get there till 2017.  The next several years promise to be very intense.

The Star Procyon Squares the Chariklo-Quaoar-Galactic Center complex.  Procyon is associated with short-lived events, since it’s a herald for the brighter star Sirius.  Will the Galactic Gifts that Chariklo bears be short-lived? 

The Star Arcturus also stands behind the Eclipsed Moon.  Bernadette Brady says, more or less…

A strong Arcturus in a chart will indicate a pathfinder, a person who needs to create a better way of life or a new way of doing something.  There will also be a strong sense of leading others onto this new path.

(I’ve adapted it a bit to fit the situation; the original quote is on p.79 of Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars.)  Maybe the Arcturians will lead our potential intervention from off-planet.  That would very much fit with Uranus Squaring Pluto.  And don’t think for a minute that there aren’t plenty of Arcturians here already.

All in all, given that the rise of Kundalini can be an unpleasant experience while it’s happening (ie, short-lived, perhaps – Procyon does Trine Sedna) but an extraordinarily rewarding experience after the fact, I think these indications bode well for the Planet.  With Eris and Juno behind the Sun we’re very much due to discover Unconscious Contents muscling their way into Consciousness, and that’s usually temporarily upsetting.  But it’s very clear that this is precisely what Humanity needs for motivation to reorient itself from petty Competition for table scraps to wholesale Cooperation on the many issues we face that have Life-and-Death, Extinction-or-Bust consequences for many species, including our own.

Eclipse

April 13, 2014

ika4550bpGlendonite is a “pseudomorph” of Ikaite.  A pseudomorph is the result of one mineral replacing another so that the form is that of the original, but the composition is that of the intruder.  Ikaite is a Calcium Carbonate Hydroxide that forms in very cold water when lots of Carbonate is present – think of it as a cross between an ice cube and a clamshell.  It’s unstable – bring crystals of Ikaite to the surface, and the literally melt.  Glendonite is a more stable form of CaCO.OH, that remains stable at ambient temperatures.  The form is Ikaite, the compositon is Glendonite.  We may be about to see the Oceans as more fragile than we ever imagined possible.  

The April 15 Eclipse of the Moon that will be visible in the Western Hemisphere, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and the Philippines, will be Total from a few minutes after 12am PDT until half past 1am PDT.  The Eclipse will be partial from 11pm PDT April 14 till Totality, and again for the hour after Totality.  In other words the full show runs from 11pm PDT April 14 till half past 2am PDT April 15.

What means it?  What she said…

http://heliastar.com/cosmic-news/game-changer-lunar-eclipse/

As is often the case, Kelley’s right on.  What would I add?  Well, quite a bit, actually.

First, the Sun is Conjunct both Eris and Juno.

The Edges of our Consciousness will shift, as material that we’ve been Denying will – through contrast – be brought into the Light.  In other words, your Shadow will be prominent.  Your task is to be loving and gentle with it, and to avoid intellectualizing it.  That means you won’t be Identifying with any particular adjectives or their opposites.  It means you’ll be doing Both/And, not Either/Or.  It means you won’t be blaming other people for your Feelings, and you won’t be using you-statements, or even they-statements.  I-statements are the order of the day, and it’s always worth noting that “I Feel like you…” is a you-statement, not an I-statement.

Second, in addition to Ceres Conjunct the Moon, Vesta is also there…

In general Vesta symbolizes what we regard as Sacred, but here what is being revealed – again through contrast – is what Ceres regards as Sacred.  Which is serious (no pun intended) business, as Ceres represents Sustenance.  We’ll likely be visiting some bottom-line issues around Human and Planetary Survival – much more on this in a few minutes.

Third, Pallas Trines the Sun and Sextiles the Moon – in other words, provides the “easy way out” of any difficulties that the Full Moon and Eclipse would evoke…

As a friend of mine likes to say, “When do we get out the pitchforks?”  In other words, we have to start saying “NO!” in ways which cannot be ignored.

Fourth, Pallas Squares Sedna, which in turn is Quincunx to Moon-Ceres-Vesta.  We haven’t explored Sedna yet, but she’s an Inuit (Eskimo) Sea Goddess, and Goddess of the Hunt…

The Seas are probably already beyond the point where recovery of their fecundity is possible.  It may be too late to say NO to further destruction of the people who live in the Seas.  Lets hope Fukushima doesn’t get involved here.  When we aren’t sure what we can do to help keep the Seas from further degradation, we need to turn to Curiosity.  I Wonder how we can help Sustain the Seas!  It’s a PIAVA-type Wondering, not rhetorical, and it must be followed by Changing the Subject and Paying Attention.   

Fifth, Chariklo, Quaoar, and the Galactic Center all Trine the Sun and Pallas, yielding not just a Grand Trine, but a Kite with Moon-Ceres-Vesta at the top.  Have we never explained a Kite?  It’s a Grand Trine with a fourth planet halfway across one of the Trines, which is the same as a Grand Trine with the fourth planet Opposite one of the corners.  The fourth planet leads the Configuration, and the dynamic expressed by the Opposition is Graced by the dumb-luck Energy of the Grand Trine.  So we have Moon-Ceres-Vesta leading a dance of Grace with Sun-Eris-Juno, Pallas, and Chariklo-Quaoar-Galactic Center…

The Galactic Energy shines favorably upon us here – we could even see an intervention from off planet.  There’s a hint that we may be reminded what the “rules” are about Maintaining the Balance. 

Sixth, that means that there is Sedna Yod with Moon-Ceres-Vesta as one foot and Charklo-Quaoar-Galactic Center as the other.  That says in bold caps Pay Attention to Sedna

So the bottom line here is that we need to be PIAVAing that the Seas be Healed and their Bounty restored, not just for our sake, but for the sake of All Our Relations – including those we didn’t know we had, for the sake of the Balance, and even the Galactic Balance.  There may be some disastrous news about the Seas which forces us to Pay Attention and strive to restore order.

And finally, we’ve been ignoring so far here the Uranus-Pluto-Jupiter-Mars Grand Cross that rules April.  We’ll bring that in in our next installment.

Chariklo!

April 6, 2014

garnet2384bpGarnet, a simple Iron-Aluminum Silicate, Chariklo’s talisman.

 

Well, it turns out we couldn’t have a better newcomer to channel the Galactic Energy to us than Chariklo.  She’s a Seventh Harmonic Centaur –

aka a Magician.

Centaurs like Chariklo and Chiron have unstable orbits, so may not be with us for long on cosmological timescales.  You can think of the Centaurs as Cosmic Guards or Guides sent to make sure that even if Humans don’t make the transition to peaceful Galactic Citizens, we don’t destroy the whole Cosmic Neighborhood in our dance with “Power.”  Chariklo has an unusually circular orbit, and if we mirror her Grace, she may stick around and become a dwarf planet, the first between Jupiter and Neptune.  She’s even depicted as a Water Nymph rather than a Centaur.

When Chariklo was discovered she was

Anchoring one of the most auspicious dances in all of astrology,

a Grand Sextile.

She Opposed a Neptune-Jupiter-Uranus-Ceres-Mercury Stellium, meaning that she will be

Midwifing our Understanding of how to allow an Expanded and Connected Soul-Self to descend Permanently into our Identities.

This Stellium is also the focus of a T-Square with Stationary Chiron (A Powerful Transformer) and Juno (Identity Itself) forming the base of the T-Square.  That puts Juno at the point of a Yod with Pluto and Mars-North Node, telling us to

Pay Attention to allowing our Identity to be Powerfully Transformed through actively Following our Joy.

The T-Square itself means she Challenges us to Master this new Identity.

The other corners of the Grand Sextile are Saturn-South Node, telling us that

The Most Important Thing is to lovingly focus on our Karma and the Hidden Skills that our Emotional Resistance occults,

and the Moon,

Our Instincts.

The Mars-North Node says she will encourage us to

Assertively Pursue our Deepest Desires.

Then there are her two Quintile Yods, which detail what she’ll be Teaching us.  One of them Focuses on the Moon, with Stationary Chiron and Pallas as its feet…

By Trusting our Instincts rather than our programming or Karma, we know when to set firm Boundaries and when to stretch our Edges and birth Transformative Perspectives.

The other has the North Node at the Apex, with Juno and Vesta for feet…

We’ll be learning how to find the space of Consciousness wherein our Deepest Desires are Sacred.

Quaoar was also Stationary on the Galactic Center in the month-initiating Grand Sextile.  We’ll examine Quaoar more closely, but the top element of Quaoar seems to be…

Take Care of the Planet or you’ll go back to eating Clay.

Commentaries

April 5, 2014

I thought this was a well written article on Obama’s clumsy excuse for trying to a start new Cold War…

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/25/world/europe/ukraine.html?_r=0

The map section…

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/02/27/world/europe/ukraine-divisions-crimea.html

is particularly good, especially if you scroll down past the military-chess section to the historical and resource maps.

A couple of excellent articles on the economic situation…

http://billmoyers.com/2014/03/19/how-would-buddha-organize-our-cutthroat-modern-economy/

http://www.ingoldwetrust.ch/interview-jim-rickards-on-the-death-of-money

What may be the beginning of an apparently well-organized effort to pull the US back out of fascism…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cenk-uygur/how-we-can-fight-back-aga_b_5088643.html

And a state-by-state summary of progress so far…

http://www.wolf-pac.com/states

And finally, a warning about how the corporations now decide what can be called “organic”…

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29653.cfm

That’s the definition of fascism that I learned in American public schools – when there is government by, for, and of the corporations.

Portal 4.5

April 5, 2014

elsmcit1688bpElestial Citrine.

Elestial Quartz formed quickly in Water, hence its multiple merged points.  It’s one Crystal, with many points.  It brings Angelic assistance to the task of allowing our True Self to manifest into practical Form.  Citrine brings all four of our Bodies into alignment, transforms negative Emotions, and clears away impediments to our Understanding of how it all fits together.  Smokey Quartz (Elestials are Smokey, and Citrine is a form of Quartz) absorbs negative radiation as well.

 

Programming the Future

There’s a fascinating interview with John Hogue on Coast to Coast AM, at…

http://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2014/03/26

Starting about ten minutes in.  You have to subscribe to get access to it, so I’ll summarize the key points…

John is a Nostradamus scholar, and refers to his study and use of the idioms of 16th-Century French to help decode Nostradamus’s quatrains.  After a long discussion of the predictions of Nostradamus and several other seers down over the centuries, he considers whether a second Cold War will begin this month, or in October, and whether a nuclear WWIII is likely to befall us –  “Raining Stars from the Sky and killing more people in one day than all previous wars combined” as one prognostication put it – though that would fit for an asteroid collision as well.

Then he discusses various views of the Antichrist, and his belief that the Antichrist is actually our own Unconsciousness, some foretelling we “Walk into the conflagration with eyes wide open.”  And how he regards the massive Denial (see “1964-1973” in Unexploded Bomb) we live in today as example.  Then they took a couple of calls from listeners.

One listener wanted to discuss his pet theories about the Malaysian Airlines 777.  John rather sternly cut him off at the ankles, citing his obsession with the missing airliner as a sterling example of the slavish obeisance to the mass hypnosis peddled by the corporate media that decorates our massive Denial.

Another caller was a fellow who patiently explained to John how he could avoid the catastrophe and get sent to Heaven instead by taking Jesus as his Savior.  John gently shot him out of the water, pointing out that there are 32 other Christian sects, each with their own recipe for Salvation, not to mention the many sects of Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and YouNameItism.  Again, slavish obeisance to the intellectual formulae peddled by the religions is exactly the sort of hypnosis that will keep us in Denial.

He pointed out that future events will be unlike anything we’ve witnessed in the past, and the only way Humanity will wake up and say NO! is by stepping outside of the established propaganda machines and obsolete paradigms, opening our Observer Selves to witness the massive Destruction barreling down on us and the signs and signals of its progress, and raising our collective Voices to take Action to at least delay it if not transform it.

On the other hand, Bill Clinton was on the tube the other night talking about how the youngsters he works with have their eyes open and are creating all manner of innovative approaches to shift the Energy.  In contrast to the alleged Hollywood Boulevard dunces that his Puer host shamelessly exploits nightly.

 

Prediction and Interpretation

As I hope you know by now, we focus here on interpretation rather than prediction.  We do that for a couple of reasons.  First, while astrology is a great lever for focusing the Intuition, no two people have the same chart and the same set of Life experiences, and no two people will react or respond the same way to a given Energy.  Second, everyone actually uses words differently, so even if you Intuit exactly what someone is up to, the probability of actually communicating it is small.  Third, You would have to understand in advance how the person would likely use the information; you wouldn’t want to create unnecessary additional difficulty for them.  Finally, you want to harness the Placebo effect as much as you can, so you try to propose not possible futures but paths to Healing.

Which is what I like about John Hogue’s interview – he was proposing a path to Healing – namely, getting Conscious.  Which is exactly what Portal 4.5 is about.  It’s a unique and shining opportunity, because the rest of April is fraught with potential Challenges of Yintegrity.  So the more we can use Portal 4.5 to lever up our Consciousness, the more effective will be our response to the Challenges before us.

 

There are six overlapping Energies running through this Portal.

The first three are of longer duration, but form an important backdrop for the Portal itself.

  • We are moving toward Compassion for both the limitations of Physical Reality and the travails demanded by Spirit.  Recognize Confusion as the first stage of Growth, and respond to any difficulty by letting go of your obsession with the Material.  Look for the Energy behind it. 

The Trioctile is three eighths of the way ’round the Zodiac.  The Eighth Harmonic is about Realignment, and the Third about Love with Wisdom.  Mars (Physical Energy) is making a Waning Trioctile to Neptune (Spiritual Energy).  The Waning Mars-Neptune Cycle is about “Petrified tree trunks lie broken on desert sand” – yes, the infrastructure of civilization is broken, but it’s time to move beyond that realization and begin building a new structure.

  • The first stage of Rebuilding is to find Compassion for ourselves over our discovery that the pillars of our own Belief Systems have also collapsed.  We aren’t sure what to Believe any more, and that’s a good thing – it means we’re moving out beyond the intellectual formulae and mass hypnosis to a place where we can see more clearly and respond when we need to.  Stay with the Confusion – it will lead you to very important new Insights.

While the Chiron Mjolnir has dissolved because Lilith (as is her wont) has gone her own way, the Waning Trioctile from the Vesta-Ceres-North Node Conjunction to Chiron remains strong.

  • The April 5-7 window is a powerful opening for putting into practice the increasingly urgent feeling that we need to Let Go of our Masks and let our True Self shine through.  In fact, we’re highly likely to start this process by putting our foot in our mouth in a big way.  When that happens, don’t backtrack.  Do apologize for being abrupt, and make sure you’re speaking about your feelings and not about other people.  But stay with your Truth – it’s how we will recognize our Team and get to work.

After being recently Initiated by Uranus, Juno is about to Initiate the Sun.  The Juno-Uranus Initiation was the “Unexploded bomb.”  The Sun-Juno Initiation will be about “Abundance made possible by Human cooperation.”  And the Sun-Juno Initiation takes place right on Eris!  So there will be big sheets of Denial peeled away here.

The other three Energies are more ephemeral.  Two of these more ephemeral Energies form the primary Portal, opening from around 9am PDT to 6pm PDT on April 5.

  • The Most Important Thing during this Window will be to Trust what may feel like “random” Emotions.  Those are our Instincts.  They come straight from our Heart and Soul, not from our Programming or our Intellect.  They could put us into awkward situations, but stay with your Truth, as this is the process of moving into Yintegrity.

A Quintile Yod forms when a third planet occupies the far midpoint between two planets that Quintile one another.  It means that the third planet becomes the focus of attention to direct the Energies of the other two planets, while the whole Configuration introduces a probably-inconvenient but definitely-important “Learning Opportunity.”  Here Saturn is the focus, with the Moon and the Sun-Juno Conjunction as the feet.

  • There is Great Grace available in the synergies between Trusting our Instincts, Allowing our Belief System to be scrambled not with Doubt but with Curiosity, and enlisting our Compassion for Self and Other.

The Moon makes a Grand Trine with Venus and the Vesta-Ceres-North Node Conjunction.

  • The Grace multiplies many times over when we lovingly and gently open to our Karma.  We recoil from our Karma (the unpleasant experiences that we don’t want to see repeated) because it has given us such grief in the past.  But it’s a mere shadow of its former self, and when we open our Heart to it and find Compassion for ourself in its grip, it will dissolve in a few minutes.  But we have to Consciously take that step – notice our recoil, congratulate ourself for noticing it, and then soften our Resistance to it.

The South Node and Pallas Trine one another and Sextile the Grand Trine, forming five points of a Grand Sextile.  That tells us to look at the Vacancy – the missing jetliner, no, the missing sixth point that would complete the Grand Sextile.  That happens to be a busy point, as Quaoar and Chariklo are both recently Stationary there, and it happens to be where the Galactic Center sits, or the Black Whole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.  Just to put frosting on the cake, the asteroid Karma is there as well, itself Stationing in a few weeks.

In other words, the force of the entire Galaxy is at our backs here!  But the onus is upon us to take the first step out of our habitual reactions.  It almost doesn’t matter how we respond or act, as long as it’s different and new.  That’s one thing about the True Self – we don’t do it, we stand back and allow it to come through.  We just Relax and stop Resisting it.  It’s the easiest thing in the World, it’s absolutely natural for you – when you Let It Go.  We’re used to being punished or Shamed for being ourselves, because that’s what brings it into sharp focus for us and separates it from the background noise.  We just need to confront the Shaming, and embrace our historical Punished One.

We still need to write about the Water Nymph Chariklo, known about the Heavens for her Beauty and Grace.