Denial, Revelation, Revolution

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Notice the shift yesterday?  Eris is no longer Stationary (Strong), as of about 7am PDT July 19 (http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pdt7.htm).  I started feeling a lot more in control of my Life, which is appropriate, since Eris is in charge of bringing Unconscious material forward so we can start to understand what it wants to tell us.  Denial is a healthy process; without it we’d be overwhelmed all of the time.  But sooner or later, the time comes when any given Denied cluster of Emotions and Memories and thoughts is ready to leave the closet, and Eris guards that threshold.  So Eris always involves Life Changes, and Anxiety is a natural result.

Eris is now Retrograde, and Retrogrades over 24-23 Aries, till January 2016.

A Duad or Dwad, recall, is two and a half degrees.  Each Sign is made up of twelve Duads, starting with its own and continuing ’round the Loop – for instance, the first Duad of Libra is the Libra Duad of Libra, the second the Scorpio Duad of Libra, the seventh the Aries Duad of Libra, and the twelfth is the Virgo Duad of Libra.

This is the beginning of the Capricorn Duad of Aries, where…

We’re in the process of planning the final version of a project we’ve been working on since 1926.  Those heady years at the end of the 1920s, before the Big Crash, were aflame with Excess.  For the first several years after the Crash, we thought the hair of the dog might solve the problem, as the high rollers convinced people that their tired version of Excess-and-Trickledown would still work. 

That was the Aries Duad – 1926-1934.  From 1935-1943, Eris moved through the Taurus Duad of Aries.  In the Aries Duad, we celebrate the birth of a new Era.  In the Taurus Duad we settle down and see how it applies to Material Life – does it grow Corn?  Non-GMO of course.

It took almost a decade of deprivation before Hitler gave us an excuse to crank up the Keynesian war machine and put everybody back to work.  And eight years after that before we were able to shift the US economy from bombs to cars.  “What’s good for General Motors is good for the USA,” was a prominent propaganda slogan in the US.

The Gemini Duad spanned 1943-1952, the Cancer Duad 1952-1962.  (About a third of this blog’s readers live outside the US.  I’m hoping that with the years listed, you can translate these trends to your own history and herstory.)  The Cancer Duad of a Sign is the equivalent of the Waxing Square of a Cycle – the time when “the Energy becomes permanent”; till the Waxing Square a new Energy is pretty much underground, once the Initial Celebration wears off.

Remember tail fins?  Some of them looked like they really might fly.  Henry Ford’s version of predatory capitalism (pay them enough so they can afford to buy your product, but make sure your product doesn’t last too long, so they’ll have to buy another one) brought back a resurgence of Excess.  Then the “spoiled” youngsters got too rambunctious (and Toyota got too talented) and ruined the party.

The 1963-1973 Leo Duad corresponded with the Pluto in Leo generation coming “of age,” and Uranus Conjoining Pluto – a potent combination for feeling bullet-proof.  Till Kent State.  The Virgo Duad spanned 1973-1984.  The Virgo Duad is about making our Fearless Moral Inventory so we can start over on a more stable footing.

The Ford-Carter years were a Wandering in the Wilderness, as folks tried to figure out whether they wanted to be young or old.  Eventually, they decided they preferred old – doddering even, as Reagan and Bush began disassembling the “Welfare State” so we (or they, depending on which side of the Trickledown you were on) could return to the Roaring Twenties. 

Eris crossed the Libra Duad of Aries in 1984-1994, the Scorpio Duad in 1995-2004, and the Sagittarius Duad in 2005-2015.

Which is where we are now, as Obama tries to cement his Trans-Pacific Partnership in place so capitalism, fascism, and Excess can rule the whole planet.

That’s using the 12-Sign all-progress view of Time.  In the Cyclical approach to Time, rather than developing one theme for all twelve portions of the Cycle, the Energy peaks after seven and a half Signs, and for the last four and a half Signs, the Energy declines in order to Open Space for a new Energy that will follow.  From this perspective, the Age of Excess began to decline around the turn of the Century, at the Dot-Com Crash.

Which makes absolute sense, as the decade which followed was about piling derivatives on top of derivatives.  A “derivative” is a wager – a bet, for instance, that the price of Tea in China will rise or fall.  While producing Tea provides a benefit to society (assuming you don’t think Tea is evil), wagering on its price does not – it only benefits the winner of the bet.  And creating derivatives of derivatives – wagers on wagers (such as betting that your bet is wrong) – creates a situation where eventually almost everyone loses, as no Energy is devoted to benefiting society, and the inevitable “margin call” (where everyone is asked to put up more cash to serve as bond to back up their wagers) can wipe out all but the most predatory players.

And it is worth noting that derivatives now are many times as large and multiplicative as they were prior to the last Crash, and that they’re held in far fewer hands – in other words, the next Crash is likely to make 1929 look like lunch.

From the Cyclical Perspective, the Capricorn Duad is when we start thinking seriously about alternative ways to fix the failures and shortcomings of the earlier Duads.  Since Eris is about what we’ve been Denying, this is probably a far more useful Perspective.

So we’re on an Edge here, where to gain maximum personal advantage (at the expense of social advantage) we may want to keep a few chips in the Game, because the stakes are getting very high and the odds long, so a win could pay off big.  On the other hand, the longer the odds the lower the likelihood of a win, so we want to have most of our chips under the mattress, after they’ve been converted into a form that will survive the Crash, whatever that might be.  Have they GMO’d a mold-proof Corn yet?

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