Archive for March, 2015

Lawgiving, Boundaries, Identity

March 31, 2015

Boy, does Bonnie nail it here…

Lawgiving (Quaoar), Defending Boundaries (Pallas), Archetypes (Where can I get me a Cadillac car?  I don’t have it now but I can get it ummm get it – when was that, 1961?), and a link to Brené Brown’s TED talk on Shame…

which nails even more categories – Shame, Gender, Vulnerability.  Even though her Shame talk is already at almost five million views, it still wouldn’t load; I had to read the transcript.  Her Vulnerability talk has over nineteen million views.  Can you imagine needing a Cadillac – or a BMW or a Model S or a Deux Chevaux – to feel respectable? 

But we all have places like this, where some Archetype has overrun our True Self.  What’s ours?  What would we be Ashamed to be without, or like Hylonome not want to Live without?  This is an incredible opportunity to jump out of that straightjacket and fly Free.  The Universe is our wings this week.  And we only need to be Vulnerable with ourself, not with 500 strangers, or nineteen million.

And look at Indiana and Arkansas, with their pro-discrimination laws and their unshakeable Beliefs in their own spin, shooting themselves in both feet.  At least Cadillac, in some sense, must know that it’s hype.  Walmart telling the governor of Arkansas not to sign the law – Walmart!  I think the Planet may be Shifting!

The Rest of April

March 31, 2015

The rest of April, beyond the 8th, is much quieter – though I’ve only scanned Stations and Angles so far, and I haven’t scanned for Configurations.  The Big Events on the list so far are…

  • Pluto Stationary Retrograde at 9pm PDT on April 16 (  The Yintegrity theme continues April 17 as the Moon Squares Pluto and Occults Uranus.
  • Pallas Stationary Retrograde at 1 Capricorn on April 19 at half past 6pm PDT (  Still part of the Stellium we’ve been talking about since late March.
  • A minor Yintegrity debriefing on April 24 as the Moon T-Squares Uranus and Pluto.  Uranus and Pluto remain within three degrees of their Square until May 11.

Busier Yet

March 31, 2015

IMG_1364Charming and Beautiful Amemones

I plum forgot to include the Station of Chariklo in our Even Busier Week post.  It turns Retrograde at twenty after 9am PDT ( on April 7, at 3 Capricorn.  It’s part of the Pallas-Hylonome-Chariklo-Quaoar Stellium on the right hand of March 31’s Vesta Flying Squirrel, as we’ve described in the last few posts.  Hylonome and the Uranus Total Lunar Eclipse will dominate through April 4, but from then till April 8, Chariklo and Jupiter (which is Stationary the day after Chariklo is) dominate, along with the continuing emphasis on the Yintegrity theme as the Sun and Mercury work their way across Uranus.

Chariklo is about Charm and Beauty.  Her orbit is unusually circular and regular for a Centaur, and her Mythic namesake, Chiron’s wife, had the reputation for Charm and Beauty.

After our Eclipse-inspired discovery of new part(s) of our True Self, we will be Expanding rapidly, and literally Walking in Beauty.

Even Busier Week: Portal 3.31-4.8

March 31, 2015

mntao7133bpWe may want to have a Manganotantalite Crystal handy, or at least a picture of one we can Channel Energy from, as Manganotantalite – Manganese Tantalum Oxide – is very good at gilding our tongue. 

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We’re visited by four Centaurs and a Total Lunar Eclipse.

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The Centaur Nessus

Elizabeth points out that Vesta, the head of our Flying Squirrel, is at 2 Pisces, “A squirrel hiding from hunters: The need for self-protection.”  She quotes Anne Ortelee, “You can’t make this stuff up!”

And a couple of other things have popped up.  First, Vesta is Conjunct the Centaur Nessus!  My list of dwarf planets and Centaurs isn’t wide enough to include everybody, so I only occasionally look at the Centaurs Nessus and Asbolus.  Well, this puts Nessus at the focus of our Flying Squirrel.  Nessus is about Privilege and the calling out of Privilege, particularly Unconscious male Privilege.

So this week is a big week for a shift in Gender Balance, so Reanimation of the Earth is really right in line.  Keep your eye on the News to see if more MCPs don’t shoot themselves in the foot like the Indiana government has with its attempt to legalize discrimination against everyone who offends your Limiting Beliefs.  Which is actually an excellent practice for this week…

  • Who offends you? 
  • What Experience lies beneath that offense? 
  • Any sense in which it Mirrors some part of yourself that you reject? 

Don’t forget the Funhouse Mirrors. 

For instance, I was grumbling to myself this afternoon about this very thing.  When I suggested to myself that it might behoove to replace these negative thoughts with positives, my mind’s response was “Good, I’ll think about how good it would feel to get even!”  Nice fellow, very spiritual.  It was trespass that irritated me, but when I ask myself how I trespass (the direct Mirror), nothing pops up.  In the Funhouse Mirror, though, what shows up is Deservingness.  Am I willing to stand up and unequivocally Claim my Space?  When I contemplate that, I find only visions of escalating violence rather than any sense of Peace and Safety.  I don’t even have an image of the possibility of Claiming my Space.  So I get to look beneath that Mirror for the little man behind the curtain.  When I find him, look out, I’m going to…!

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The Centaur Asbolus

And then there’s Asbolus.  In early Gemini, Asbolus completes a Grand Sextile, not in the short-term Moon-Vesta Flying Squirrel, but in the second, long-term Mercury-Makemake Flying Squirrel.  So our Grand Sextile endures for a solid week.  The corners are Asbolus, Juno, Makemake, Saturn, Ceres, and Mercury.  Ceres has been Out of Bounds since Christmas.

A Grand Sextile (six planets evenly spaced around the Zodiac), recall, is a “virtuous circle,” where everything feeds and supports everything else.  While we can think of a Grand Trine (three planets evenly spaced) as “dumb-luck” Grace, a Grand Sextile is more about Reward for Action and Creativity.  When we “try something,” chances are it’ll work better than we imagined.  Of course the six-pointed Star includes three nested Grand Trines, so there’s no shortage of spontaneous Creativity.

So Asbolus (Clairvoyance) supports Juno (Consciousness) which supports Makemake (Manifestation) which supports Saturn (Focus) which supports Ceres (Sustainability) which supports Mercury (Alertness) which supports Asbolus, etc, in a rising crescendo.  Not only that, but we can take these in any order we want – so So Sustainability supports Consciousness which supports Focus, just to suggest one possible partial combination.

In other words, this week Intuition and Analysis and Growth and Attention and Permanence and Creativity are all mutually supportive.

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The Centaur Hylonome

The first Flying Squirrel, the short-term one created by the fast-moving Moon, doesn’t form it’s own Grand Sextile because there are two Vacancies, one in late Gemini or early Cancer and the other in late Libra or early Scorpio.  There are probably Asteroids there, but unless the ‘roids are particularly relevant to the themes already identified, I don’t usually worry about them.  Of course we’d find the prolific bisexual Apollo Out of Bounds in early Cancer.  Acceptance of LGBTI is an important part of Gender Balance.

When our Beliefs or Dogmas or Archetypes change, our Boundaries change with them.  Which brings us to the Stellium, a significant Configuration in its own right, for several reasons.  The Stellium that forms the first Flying Squirrel’s right hand includes Pallas (Boundaries), Quaoar (Lawgiver) which was Stationary March 28, Chariklo (Beauty and Charm) which is Out of Bounds and also Stationary, and Hylonome (Grief and Liberation) which is this week’s main event, as it is Stationary at 9am PDT April 4 (, at 2 Capricorn.

When a planet is either Stationary or Out of Bounds, its influence is Stronger than usual.  A planet is Out of Bounds when it’s further north than the Tropic of Cancer, or further south than the Tropic of Capricorn.  A planet is Stationary when it’s within one degree (or within a week or so) of turning around – going Retrograde or going Direct.  I won’t go into the details of Retrogradation here, since you can look up either “Stations” or “Retrograde” or “Repeating Events” (or even “Can-Opener”) in the Categories section at right.  But there’s one consideration I do want to discuss here.

In general, when a planet is Approaching a major event, such as a Station or an important Angle, the influence is Strong, and grows Stronger until the event is Exact.  After that, the influence fades fairly quickly if one is Conscious about the event, more slowly if one is not Conscious around it, and not at all if one is Defended against it.  Stationary refers to the speed of a planet’s travel.  So even though Quaoar’s Station was Exact last week, it’s still Stationary, but it’s impact is probably waning, as it’s not Approaching its event but Separating from it.  On the other hand, Hylonome is Stationary and Approaching its Exact Station, so it is very Strong. 

The Mythical Centaur Hylonome committed Suicide with the spear that killed her Lover, rather than live without him.  So we interpret the Cosmic Centaur Hylonome to symbolize Grief over major Changes in our Life, such as detachment from an Archetype, or from any other Energy with which we had been Merged.  We sometimes refer to it as Grief unto Ego Death, or Grief over Liberation.  When we Let Go of an Archetype, we are literally Liberated, but all Losses must be Grieved, so Grief is involved even at Liberation.  The Loss of an Archetype is indeed an Ego Death.

With Pallas Conjunct, Boundaries are obviously involved, and there is a strong implication that we will be strengthening a Boundary against an Archetypal Trance, or loosening a Boundary that overprotected us.  The other two Energies, Quaoar and Chariklo – both of which are Strong by virtue of being either Stationary or Out of Bounds – imply charisma, as Charm and Beauty merge with The Lawgiver.

So we might expect to encounter a situation where we reluctantly but necessarily “draw the line” to prevent our Energies from being drained by gilded-tongued alien Energies that want to control our Lives and Decisions.  Or it may be us with the gilded tongue, talking our way out of long-standing entanglements that no longer serve us.

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The Lunar Total Eclipse

Four hours before Hylonome’s Station, at 5am PDT on April 4 (, there’s a Total Eclipse of the Moon, at 15 Libra, “Circular Paths.”  Of course 15 Libra Opposes Uranus and Squares Pluto, making this Eclipse another major debriefing of our Yintegrity adventures.  The Energy continues into April 8, as the Sun and then Mercury work their way across Uranus.  Meanwhile Jupiter, which forms a Trine-Sextile Bridge across the Axis of the Eclipse, is Stationary at 10am PDT April 8.

Eclipses reveal to us Energies which were previously merged with the background but which are now made obvious by their absence.

Between now and April 8, we will discover a huge new element of our True Self that we hadn’t noticed before, creating a major shift in our Lives.  We’ll need to Grieve the Loss of the obsolete Identities that will fall away as a result.  All Losses must be Grieved, no matter how much we think we’d Celebrate at their demise.  The more we Embrace our Grief, the less painful it is.

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The Centaur Chariklo

Almost forgot that Chariklo, part of the Stellium, is Stationary on April 7!  We’ll look at that in a separate post.

Reanimation of the Earth

March 31, 2015

I don’t know these folks, so I don’t have a personal recommendation, but the advance notice looks outstanding, and the sponsors have proven to attract Powerful folks.  Here’s part of the pitch…

“Do you want to experience the joy of opening to a more passionate, tender, and even erotic, relationship with life – one that truly embraces people, the Earth and all of reality as an expression of the Divine Feminine?

“If so, you’re going to LOVE this leading-edge session featuring two of the most respected scholar-mystics alive today, spiritual teacher Sally Kempton and mystic scholar Andrew Harvey.

“For this special event, they will be unifying their public teachings for the first time, all focused on how you can rediscover the Divine Feminine in your spiritual practices and in your daily life – unleashing a vast evolutionary power that benefits us ALL.”

It’s a live online event, at 5:30 pm PDT on April 1.  I’m not certain I’ve got all of my standard-to-daylight time conversions correct for all time zones at, so it would behoove to check something like

to find your local time.  The link below includes a time-zone converter, but you may have to try several approximations to your location before you find one that’s on their list.  Also, the pitch says “Pacific Time” – as an astrologer I’m acutely aware of the difference between PST and PDT, but I find that many people aren’t even aware that there is a difference, so I never trust anyone who doesn’t specify ST or DT.  To be sure, you might want to tune in an hour early, just in case.

Register (first name and email address only) in advance at…

The looong-term global trend that they’re referring to here is critical to our Survival.  I often call the trend “Reanimating the Earth,” but “Gender Rebalancing” probably communicates better to more people, since many folks have been forcefully separated from their understanding that Nature, the Planet, and all of Her Entities are Alive, and they haven’t Healed yet.  I regard it as the most important shift that the Planet is moving through.  What a perfect complement to the elevation of our Beliefs that we spoke of in Very Busy March 31 (

Pearl Mutterer

March 31, 2015


Kind of like the Horse Whisperer.  This is intense, technical, and you have to stay focused to get the meat, but it’s terribly informative.  If you aren’t a biochemist, you’ll need the skill of tuning out the technical material while staying alert for the nontechnical tidbits in between, but that’s a great skill to practice anyway, and I believe John Gray would tell us that learning what Dr. Perlmutter is teaching here will help us greatly with our ADHD.  If you’re interested in avoiding Alzheimer’s or diabetes, or good health in general, there are dozens of Pearls in here that are potentially Life-Changing.  I’ve listened to it twice already, and I’ll be studying the transcript to make sure I don’t miss anything.  It’s 50 minutes long…

I have no idea how long it will be online, but if you miss it and you’re interested, leave a comment and I can email you a pdf transcript and the PowerPoint slides.

Very Busy March 31

March 30, 2015

FlySqrlThe Flying Squirrel, gliding

The Drama on March 31 is intense, and it doesn’t lighten up much as we move into April.

Two Flying Squirrels, offset from one another by one Sign, plus a third Kite, all on cusps (representing Change) at 29-5 Degrees…

The Flying Squirrel is a Kite, where the crossbar of the Kite forms the base of a Square Fez.  While a Flying Squirrel is Energized by the Squares and the Grand Trine contributes Grace, it’s strongly focused on the top of the Kite, as the top of the Fez forms the base of a Finger of God whose apex is the top of the Kite, further emphasizing the Kite’s lead planet.  However, the diagonals of the Fez also form their own Fingers of God, pointing at the two planets atop the Fez.  So we have to grant the lead to the planet at the apex of the Kite, but without diminishing the roles of the two lieutenants.  Notice the asymmetrical five-pointed Star, symbol of Manifestation.  The sixth planet is much less prominent, yet without it we’d lose the Grand Trine and the Kite.  So we have to grant additional Powers to the sixth planet, operating behind the curtain.

First, a Vesta Kite peaking around 2pm PDT ( March 31 and six hours thereafter, with a halo starting about six hours before 2pm PDT and lasting for about twelve hours after 2pm PDT, as the Moon Opposes Vesta while Trining Mars and the Hylonome-Chariklo-Pallas-Quaoar Stellium.  Squares from the Stellium to Makemake, and from Mars to Juno, form the Fez and complete the Flying Squirrel.  Hylonome is Stationary.  Makemake and Chariklo are Out of Bounds.  This is the Flying Squirrel traced out in the picture above.

So much going on that it’s hard to find a central theme.  Your Limiting Beliefs will definitely be Challenged.  A Loss is inevitable, just because you’ll need to give up a favorite Limit that’s blocking what you’ve been trying to Manifest.  You’ve been Believing that this Limit Defines you, and (if you’re very lucky or very perceptive) you can see how this Identity and your Desire are in direct Conflict.  Which one will you surrender?  I hope you don’t give up your Dreams.  An Ego Death like this must be Grieved, but once you realize that it’s your Persona that’s Growing, and not your Self or Body that’s actually Dying, it’s actually a pretty easy Grief to endure.

The second Flying Squirrel isn’t drawn in above.  Imagine blue lines connecting Mercury, Saturn, and Juno, another blue line connecting Saturn to Makemake (“MM” on the picture), and a red spine from MakeMake to Mercury, and you’ll see the second Kite.  The Squares in the Fez connect Saturn to Vesta and Juno to Mars.  The only new players here are Saturn and Mercury, but the emphasis is entirely different, as the Kite and Yod point at the Out-of-Bounds Makemake rather than Vesta, and the Saturn-Vesta Square replaces the Makemake-Stellium Square.  This second Flying Squirrel, which peaked March 30, is a Portal that remains strong until about April 3, and open till around April 6.

There’s enormous support for choosing to Manifest your Deepest Desires here rather than choosing to defend obsolete Beliefs that aren’t even really yours – even if giving up the illusion of your “moral strength” may be temporarily painful.  Resolve that The Most Important Thing here is bringing your Beliefs into alignment with Current Moment Reality, and Embrace any Grief that results.

There are also many other Yods in this chart, including Quintile and Novile Yods to the North Node, a Quintile Yod to Juno, and a Septile Yod to Jupiter.

The third Kite is focused on Ceres – add blue lines connecting Ceres to Saturn and Mercury, and a red spine connecting Ceres to Juno.

Your Deepest Desires constantly evolve; you manifest something you Want, or part of it, and then you add another layer to the cake.  You discover something you don’t like after all, and you change the frosting from orange to chocolate.  But they don’t really change.  You still want the same cake you’ve always wanted, you just change the features.  Relative to Identity, Desire is permanent.  Identity should be fluid; if you try to go through Life being a platitude, you fall on your face fairly quickly.  Identify with your Desires instead.  Your Desires won’t Abandon you.

It’s an excellent time to review a timely quote from John Gray…

“Most of the problems people have in relationships (and life for that matter) are due to low levels of self love.

“Love, like life, travels in a circle.

“The more you love yourself, the greater freedom you feel to express yourself.  Then the more you express yourself, the easier it is for people to appreciate the real you and not simply the image you project.  Finally the more appreciation and love you receive, the more you can love yourself.

“This is a cycle of increasing love and honest self-expression. When you don’t love yourself, this cycle moves in the opposite direction of decreasing love and diminished self-expression.

“Here are four important steps to help you define what it means to love yourself and to help you feel self love in your life.

1. Appreciate yourself
“Many of us are taught from childhood that to appreciate ourselves is vain, and vanity is not good.  Modesty is an admirable quality, but we often do too good a job of being modest and therefore diminish our self-appreciation for those things that we have accomplished and do well.

2. Desire yourself
“We are taught to share early in life.  Again, this is an admirable quality.  The problem is that as we seek the love and acceptance of our parents and elders many of us become expert at self-sacrifice without learning that some of our dreams will only be accomplished if we focus on our own wants, needs, and desires.

3. Express yourself
“The effort to please your parents, family and friends often comes at the price of self-expression.  You become preoccupied with becoming like other people and surrender the chance to express your own uniqueness.  In time you learn to live with a sense of inner failure and frustration because you have buried your potential for success.

4. Be yourself
“If you experienced love being turned on and off to you as a child, you probably decided that your worth and goodness depends on your ability to please others.  Simply being yourself might have earned you little praise or recognition so you changed your behavior and actions…and yourself.

“Grow in love, John Gray”

Orthorexic and Proud of It

March 29, 2015


You’ve probably forgotten the official new diagnosis for someone with the “disease” of believing that good food is necessary for good health – orthorexia nervosa.  But if you watched and explored Ty Bollinger’s Truth About Cancer series, you’ll recognize Mike Adams, the “Health Ranger,” who has made it his business to research and summarize “do-it-yourself” health information from outside of the medical cartel.  Now Mike’s getting into the bottom line of health – Food.  He even has his own lab for testing food and other common household products for nutrition and toxins. 

He’s now creating a nonprofit to build, and provide free plans for anyone else to build, sustainable systems for growing nutritious food affordably and with very little effort.  Here’s his introduction…

If you want to build your own (or you can buy the parts from Mike), he’s suggesting use of a 3D printer and laser cutter – tools that can sculpt any three-dimensional shape from computerized plans (that Mike is giving away free).  Right, we all have 3D printers and laser cutters in our basement workshop, eh?  Well, that’s actually not so far from the truth for many of us – do a Bing search (Bing is a little less predatory than Google) for

“makerspace <your town>”

There is a growing subculture called the “maker” culture, where innovative folks get together and put together a lab space with an assortment of tools including 3D printers and laser cutters.  Here’s a review…

The culture is friendly, and folks will usually be more than happy to show you the tools and how to use them.  You may have to pay a membership fee to help support the lab, but once you begin to understand what you can do with the tools, you’ll have a hundred other ideas.  Any town with a college or technical school will have at least one makerspace, as will many places that don’t have a college. 

If you’re at all handy with tools, I’m sure you could put together your own sustainable minimum-input maximum-nutrition free-food system from scratch using just the ideas on the Food Rising video above.  Mike’s “Food Rising” home page is…

And his Health Ranger website is…

And we get to this whole subject through the interview with Mike on the Diabetes Summit…

which is excellent, and not just about diabetes.

And speaking of the Diabetes Summit, the interview with Ocean Robbins is also fabulous, and it’s also not just about diabetes, but about food and health in general…

Ocean is the grandson of the founder of Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream, and is now working with his father (John Robbins of Diet for a New America fame) on their own non-profit Food Revolution Network to identify what really goes on in the food-like substances that your local supermarket sells…

This last website is loaded with remarkable information – this is just one example…

The Whole Vehicle

March 28, 2015

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We need access to our Intuition to get where we want to go – whether that’s Manifesting your Desires or Ascending or Accomplishing your Mission or Just Having Fun – and we don’t get that access without healing the Body.  Chemical and Emotional contamination of our cells literally shuts down our Intuitive antenna.  Here’s a fabulous video on that subject.  It’s about Diabetes, but most of it applies to general health.  I’m not sure how long this video will be available online, but it’s excellent…

It’s about Leaky Gut, Craving, Food, and Healing.  Alexandra was one of the originators of the movie Supersize Me.  I’ve purchased a copy of the series, including permission to share, but it’s quite big, so the only practical way to share the series (or even a single program in it, like this one, which by itself is 170MB) is via thumbdrive.  Let me know if you’re interested in a copy and we’ll work it out.  The series intro is at…

Right about now, as we write this, we’re in the middle of one of our Yintegrity debriefings, so whatever seems to be up for you, is probably a good hint about whatever sort of final cleanup you might be doing.

The Moon is Opposing Pluto and Squaring Uranus at around 5pm PDT March 28 (  The T-Square is ameliorated by a Venus Trine-Sextile Bridge (hint: what would it feel like if we were Walking in Beauty?) and a Uranus-Square-Pluto-Quincunx-Jupiter-Trine-Uranus Tricolor (hint: I wonder how we might effortlessly release any Resistance to Expanding into this adventure?) while Jupiter and the dwarf planet Chaos (Potential, not Disorder) form the base of a Finger of God focused on Pluto (Pay Attention to what Must be Done).

Awe Shucks

March 26, 2015

Good vibes from Awe, befitting a download from Lawgiver Quaoar…

And good to see that the “mainstream” is recognizing inflammation.  We still suggest that Curiosity is akin to Awe, even if it doesn’t necessarily inspire goosebumps.