Beat Until Soft Peaks Form #1

MarsNessusAgain the plot thickens.  This chart’s a bit of a mess.  Normally I’d disassemble it into distinctly easier-to-interpret pieces, but all of the pieces here are related to one another, in either the Twelfth Harmonic (Pattern-Breaking) or the Eighth (Rebalancing), or their derivatives.  And I haven’t even drawn in all of the lines.  The chart is for just past midnight PST ( on January 11. 

We can consider it to be an additional unexamined influence in our since-January 2 Portal, and to stretch that Portal on for another week or two.  Recalling that January’s Main Effect is the Uranus-Pluto-Nodes Configuration (which, if we were disposed to crude but more or less accurate expressions, we could describe as “Shape up or ship out”), we point out that the Uranus-Pluto-Nodes T-Square forms a central core of this chart.  The extra details are what enhances our interpretation of the January Zeitgeist.

Apart for some intriguing and fairly rare disagreement among several ephemerides, the chart is drawn for the Initiation of Mars by the Centaur Nessus.  You’d think by now the Ephemerides would agree about the position of Mars, but they don’t.  According to a couple of them (excluding the one that drew the chart), Mars and Nessus convene in 29 Aquarius at half-past midnight on January 11.

Aquarius 29 is “A butterfly emerging from a chrysalis: the capacity to utterly transform the character of one’s consciousness by radically altering the structural patterns of everyday living and the types of relationships one enters upon.”  This begins a four-year Cycle.

Mars represents Action and Physical Energy – Doing.  You can think of Nessus as The 1%, aka the Lizards – folks who suffer from self-assigned Privilege and the Belief that they can take liberties at will with The Rest of Us, we “interchangeable resources” and throwaway types.  Or you can think of Nessus as Ixion’s henchperson, in charge of executing the situationally sociopathic programs where we Believe the Ends justify the Means.

So there are some places where we need to step beyond our own Values to achieve a necessary but unwelcome Transmogrification.  That is, we’re becoming Aware of, and newly Obedient to, Higher Values we didn’t know we had.

To the extent that Nessus is a “bad guy,” we need to ask where Hercules (the asteroid, technically Heracles) is, since it was Hercules that killed Nessus.  Well, Hercules is hot in pursuit, now at 19 Aquarius, and catching up to Nessus on February 9.  Of course, Nessus arranged for Hercules’s own death before he died, so the whole story is a parable for how Good and Evil, while useful for choosing short-term behaviors, are just another Duality.  So there’s a hint that we should be heading for Rumi’s Field out beyond when Nessus is lit up.

To complicate things further, the main-belt (four-year) asteroid Eros (as distinct from the 560-year dwarf planet Eris) sits under the Nessus-Mars Initiation, meaning that

We’re also undergoing a serious Transformation of our Sexuality, and of our psychic relationship to our parents.  We don’t think of Eros (Physicality) without also considering Psyche (Soul).  The story of Psyche and Eros is the (patriarchal) story of the irrepressible “Soulmate” Love and attraction between our Physical form and our Soul, and the ease with which we project this attraction onto other Humans. 

Mars-Nessus is one side of the base of a Saturn T-Square.  The other side of the base is the main-belt asteroid Sisyphus.  Remember Sisyphus?  Representing perpetually repetitive tasks that produce no useful or satisfying result.  We could say about this that…

If we want our Sexuality to be Transformed into something that isn’t Sisyphean, we need to Focus on The Most Important Thing.  Sisyphean Sex wouldn’t be much fun for long.  So then, what’s The Most Important Thing here?

Well, there are several Bridges across the T-Square.

  • Foremost is the Trine-Sextile Bridge formed by a Stellium of the dwarf planet Quaoar, the Centaurs Chariklo and Hylonome, and the Galactic Center.
  • Then there’s the Four-Octile Bridge formed by the North Node at the Sisyphus-Saturn Midpoint and Pluto at the Saturn-Mars Midpoint (not all of these lines are drawn in on the chart).
  • And a Quincunx-Semisextile Bridge formed by the Conjunction of the Moon with Makemake.

So we need to look at that Stellium.  It’s intense.  It’s not really practical to look for Initiations between Centaurs, because they move at speeds that are similar enough that they braid ropes around one another.  And Chariklo (Charm) and Hylonome (Grief) have already been Initiated by Quaoar (Law-Giving).  But it’s worth noticing that the Galactic Center is in the process of Initiating Quaoar!

The Galactic Center (Headquarters) Initiates Quaoar (the Sheriff) on January 12.  This means that we’re in “the Reaches,” and as Ursula Leguin is fond of saying, “Rules change in the Reaches.”  So this isn’t just a personal Transformation of our Sexuality.  This is the promulgation of a whole new set of Rules about how Energy is used.  Quaoar-style Rules aren’t about saying Please and Thankyou.  They’re about what we need to do if we want to Survive.

For instance, it’s interesting that Bill Moyers chose today to tell folks about  this report…

Relative to this, the other two Bridges seem pretty minor, more about implementation than direction.

The Octiles (Adjustments) imply that we need to trust that our Compulsions (Pluto) and our Desires (North Node), irrespective of our Guilt around them, will point us to The Most Important Thing.

The Moon-Makemake Conjunction brings together our two most Powerful Manifestors, meaning two things – “Be careful what you Ask for,” and “There will seldom be a better time to PIAVA what you Want.”

If you’ve been struggling, know that it’s not personal, it’s a tiny slice of the global struggle that’s occurring.  Change is hard, whether it’s Change for the best or not.  Be assured that it’s not just about the Present Moment, it’s about the Present Identity.  It’s not Me, it’s WeBeAllOne.  You’re just phrasing the issue in terms that make sense to your Linear-Time everyday-Life perspective.

Beat Until Soft Peaks Form #2 and #3 will expand on this.

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