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As we get ready for the penultimate challenge to our Yintegrity and a Big Solstice, we’re graced with a series of positive Energies.
The next-to-the-last Uranus-Pluto Square happens December 15, while Uranus is Stationary. The Uranus Station, the Solstice, and the New Moon all happen within a few hours on December 21. It should get a little less intense after December 23, when Saturn finally exits Scorpio. And Makemake is Stationary on December 31.
But meanwhile we have a series of Grand Trines and Kites.
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- Venus and Juno are both Trine to the South Node as we speak (till December 2), creating a Kite focused on the North Node. The Moon crosses the South Node on December 1.
Between November 27 and December 2, we have a great opportunity for Insights into what we’re doing here, especially on December 1.
- From November 29 till December 11, Ceres moves into the Venus position in the Kite, and between December 6 and 11, both the Sun and Mercury join Ceres. The Moon Opposes Ceres on December 6, and crosses Juno on December 11.
Between December 2 and 11 it will be easy to convert these Insights into more complete Understanding of the context, and make the Changes permanent. Expect December 6 and 11 to stand out.
- Juno Squares Pallas, which is in turn Quincunx to the South Node.
There will be places and times when we have to decide whether to Change a Pattern or not – it makes sense to prefer a Known Shortcoming (such as a self-sabotaging Pattern) over a Change that may be an Improvement but we won’t know for sure till we Live it. You can answer this question for yourself by Asking if you’ve ever been in a situation that’s similar to the one that makes you hesitate to Change. If you have, make the Change.
- And of course Uranus Squares Pluto.
If you haven’t, Ask yourself if the Change would be a more Honest expression of who you really feel yourself to be. If it would, make the Change.
- Venus-Ceres Squares Chiron, which is in turn Quincunx to Juno.
We can locate the Miracles we need for Self-Transformation by Wondering what might be the positive function of our Shortcomings. They usually Protect us from something. You don’t need to identify precisely what you’re being Protected from. You just need to Wonder how you could allow yourself to be Protected from it, whatever it is, without suffering the negative consequences that lead you to consider your Habit as a Shortcoming.
For instance, imagine holding your self-sabotaging Pattern in one open palm. You don’t need to identify the Pattern, you can just call it “that which has prevented me from Manifesting my Wants, whatever it is.” Then rename it as “My Protection.” You don’t need to know what it is you’re Protecting yourself from, just realize that it has your best interests at heart, even if it’s misguided. Now hold your Protection in one palm, and what you Want in the other. Slowly and gently bring your hands together, feeling the Resistance as you move, till your Want palm rests atop your Protection palm.
For instance, suppose I’ve almost always had enough Money to survive, but not so much Money to not have to worry about it. So not having lots of Money has Protected me from something, from some consequences that I don’t want. That Protection has been valuable to me, or I wouldn’t have kept it. So I resist the temptation to name the various unwanted consequences, and I just put “Protection” in my right palm.
I put my Want, “enough Money,” in my left palm, and slowly bring my palms together. Feel the Resistance, but keep moving, gently. When I get my Money palm over snuggled on top of my Protection palm, I’ve modeled in my body what it will feel like to have both at the same time. Rinse and repeat frequently. (It wouldn’t hurt to actually rinse your hands in cool Water between repetitions.) When I do this I can literally feel my brain reorganizing itself, like a cartoon drawing of bees buzzing, as well as the neurons in my shoulders and arms shifting around.
It’s a Powerful technique. I just tried it on the Anxiety that often arises while I’m writing these (“How do you know that’s true?”), and the compulsive eating that usually results – holding Confidence and Calm in one palm, and Humility and Healthy Uncertainty in the other. I could feel the shift, but just in case I put a few drops of Mimulus Bach Flower Essence under my tongue instead of an Über Dark Chocolate Turtle Larabar. Yes, I’ll keep that Change, and enjoy the Über later.
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As Venus moves out of Grand Trine #1, it moves into Grand Trine/Kite #2, making a Grand Trine with the dwarf planet Eris and a Stationary Jupiter. While Venus fills this corner for only several days (December 2-8), both the dwarf planet Ixion and the Centaur Pholus sit behind Venus. These planets move a lot slower, so this background Grand Trine spans late October through late January.
The dwarf planet Ixion’s namesake was a sociopath with no moral sense whatsoever, so it’s easy to be startled by this Energy. But think of it simply as our willingness to be, not ruthless, but relentless in pursuit of our Goals. Think of it as a two-palms exercise; put your potential ruthlessness in one palm, and your moral sense in the other and bring them together. Ixion is only one planet; he’s outnumbered many times.
The Centaur Pholus represents inappropriate Blame. We could be deeply invested in avoiding any situation where we appear to be ruthless or inconsiderate of the greater good – something on this order could easily be the crux of our self-sabotage. We don’t need to know more about it; we just want to be able to accomplish our Mission. We can just leave our old Karma at the Goodwill drop-off and never bother about it again. Someone else can put those Patterns to good use – they may need that sort of Protection worse than we did.
The dwarf planet Eris is about bringing into Consciousness what’s previously been Denied. Denial is of course a positive Energy, one that Protects us from being Overwhelmed.
A Stationary Jupiter is a very Powerful Animal. So we can expect that, between late October and late January, we will be ready to, and able to, Witness and Transcend many of our Self-Limiting Patterns.
But wait – you implied there was a Kite involved. Oh yes, on December 3 (I don’t have the exact time – sometime around 4am PST December 3, give or take a couple hours) Eris is Opposed by the dwarf planet Haumea, making Haumea the head of the Kite, aka the Leader of the Pack.
The dwarf planet Haumea is also Powerful, daughter of Pele and the Hawaiian Goddess of Rebirth. Rebirth that is not to be Resisted.
The Opposition follows from Eris’s Initiation of Haumea in 1831 at 23 Aquarius, “A big Bear sitting down and waving all of its paws.” That’ll certainly get our attention, won’t it. Sitting, she’ll be less threatening than she otherwise would be. Plus, with paws busy waving, they’ll be more difficult to convert to chasing (us).
So we can expect these Miracles that we Manifest to be jaw-droppingly Awesome.
Given that, it’s very important not to try to understand or manipulate. Changing our Self-Limiting Patterns isn’t something we do, it’s something we allow. We all have Fantasies about what it would be like to have our Needs and Wants met, and how that might evolve. If it was going to happen according to our Fantasies, it would have happened a long time ago. You don’t know how it will happen, because it hasn’t happened before. If you knew, you’d have done it a long time ago.
Miracles are things you’ve never thought of. If you try to think them instead of making an empty space for them, they won’t happen, because your thinking is unable to leave the rut of your old Self-Limiting Patterns.