August II – Big Integration Gets Bigger

neph5687bp A wave-carved Nephrite Jade sculpture from Jade Cove on the Big Sur Coast.  On the one hand it’s shameful that there is no longer any Jade in Jade Cove, as it’s all been collected.  On the other hand, what a gift that it’s Integrative Magic has been distributed across the Globe.

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Our next Big Integration episode will be 9 August, around noon PDT (, plus or minus six hours.  We should get a hint, probably scary, about our Unlimited Potential.  Like Marianne says…

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? 

Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.  Your playing small does not serve the world.  There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.  We are all meant to shine, as children do. 

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.  It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.  And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.  As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

–Marianne Williamson, A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles, Pg.190-191.

Breathe, Feel it in your Body, Embrace it there, Lovingly.  It’s your Gift, prepare yourself for Receiving it.

The Moon crosses the dwarf planet Chaos, which symbolizes Unlimited Potential, not Disorder.  Chaos is both one corner of the base of the T-Square, and one corner of the Mystic Rectangle, Opposite Pholus-Ixion, Square Chiron, Trine to Haumea, and Sextile Uranus-Eris.  Grace, Difficult to Receive.

By the way, all this action occurs in 21-24 Degrees, so will excite any natal planet you have in these Degrees.

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Then comes 14-17 August, and this Window really stretches out to something like 11-24 August, and it’s HUGE.  Enormous Grace available here.  Watch out for “Upper Limits,” where we’re overwhelmed by how fabulous it all seems, and have to discount it to make it fit into our small Ego.  And watch out as well for Inflation, where we attribute all the fabulousity to our Inflated Ego.  This is the Stars Dancing; if you can follow along in step, you’re Golden.  But one of the best ways to get out of step is to figure that your Lifetime of Hard Work is finally paying off!  Well, okay, it is, but not in the way you imagine.  The glass is still pretty darkly.

On 14 August the New Moon occurs right in the 21-Leo point that completes the Diamond Star again.  It’s like the Sun coming out again after a Storm – all this Confusion and Difficulty and Stress, and then suddenly everything falls into place and it becomes effortless.  This Window should be open for about three days on either side.

Then on 15-17 August Venus backs over the same point.  Venus is moving slowly here, near its Inferior Conjunction, so its three-Degree span of Sensitivity runs from around 11 August to 24 August.

It’s a narrow passage between Deflation and Inflation of the Ego.  Watch the angle of your chin – when you take a deep Breath and straighten your spine, it should be pretty much straight out, not pointing either up or down.  Experiment with that; the Body doesn’t lie (except when resting).  Another trick is to look to see if you’re enying or resenting anyone.  That means you’re comparing yourself to them, and you’re incomparable.  As are they.  Breathe again, and imagine having equal stature to theirs.

Get together with a good friend or two, and practice putting each other down – and up.  See if you can trigger each others’ Shame or Pet Peeves or Righteous Anger.  Make sure you all understand the Game first, of course, and when you succeed, shift immediately to Loving Embrace.  Before you start, determine each persons Suffocation/Abandonment threshold.  Too much Love Suffocates some people, not enough leaves other Abandoned.  As you play the Game, Pay Attention to whether you’re using the right threshold for each person and moment.

You want to help shift each person from Shame to Self-Love.  An Introvert may need some space away from the others to Embrace their Shame.  When you encounter Righteous Anger (not “I hate it when they do that” but “I hate them when they do that”) or Abandonment (“No one has ever appreciated me for that”), work with it until the person understands that they’re working with their Held Emotions, not with the Outside World.

Self-Love is neither Inflated nor Deflated, but Juusstt Right.  This is an excellent opportunity to attune ourselves to it, so we can recognize when we’re out of it, and bring ourselves back into it.

Oh, and the asteroid Karma is Initiated by Eris on 13 August, at 24 Aries, “Blown inward by the wind, the curtains of an open window take the shape of a cornucopia.”  Alan Watts said that it’s harder to Let Go of our “good” Karma than it is to Let Go of our “bad” Karma.  Our “good” Karma Inflates us.  On the other hand, Eris’s expertise is popping balloons.

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By 24 August, we’re studying Responsibility instead. 

By the time Venus has moved three Degrees away from the point that completes the Diamond Star, the Moon has moved around to cross Pholus-Ixion.  That occurs around 7am PDT ( plus or minus 4-5 hours.

The Challenge here is to be Fully, Disgracefully, Distastefully, Disgustingly, Blasphemously our True Self.  We were Programmed to Judge ourselves for certain Behaviors, even if those Behaviors were natural, beneficial, and useful.  Some of those were just social conventions, for which you can just excuse yourself and move on.  Others are Shameful, Horrible, making you worthy only of crawling into a hole and starving to death.  So these are all things we must learn to Love if we want to crawl into a Whole.  And it’s not optional.  Time for a farting contest, at best, and at worst, the most disgusting depravity you can imagine.

But that’s Ixion.  Pholus is here too, and Pholus is about Taking Full Responsibility.  So you Challenge each other to a farting contest, and then you wash each others’ undies.  Remember that Blame looks to the Past for Cause, while Responsibility looks to the Future for Leverage to Change what we Want Changed.  So it’s not enough to just fart and belch and worse; how do we Take Full Responsibility for farting and belching and worse? 

Well, we could perform our heinous Acts in private and only with other consenting adults, but that’s a shallow interpretation of Responsibility.  To be Fully Responsible we have to have a Goal, even if it’s Change for the sake of Change.  Farting and belching might provide temporary relief from bloating – so we may be Taking Full Responsibility for relieving bloating, that’s admirable.  We may want temporary relief from bloating and social behavior in accordance with local custom.  Or relief from bloating and affront to someone we Want to loosen up, though there would be more Responsible ways to approach the latter.  To be Responsible we have to know our Goals, all of them.

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However, by 24 August we’re in a different province, one that spans about 20-26 August.  In this province we’re studying Fear, particularly Actions performed out of Fear.  While we’ll certainly be looking back into the Past and probably experiencing Regret, we want to shift that into What would we do differently next time?  to be more Responsible.

Sedna turns Retrograde at 26 Taurus on 26 August.

It’s fascinating that these two events are occurring together, because it gives us a fabulous opportunity to practice Responsibility using examples from places where we’d usually go into Shame or Blame or both.  Instead we can focus on the Positive Result of our Fearful Acts, and brainstorm about how we might manifest even better Results by Breathing into our Fear and operating instead out of Love.

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On 28 August it’s very important to be very Loving and Gentle with yourself, particularly with any parts of yourself that aren’t age-appropriate.  By 30 August, the Moon has come back around to where it was at the beginning of August, but without the Grace.  This will be confounded on 31 August by the beginning of a new era in our Emotional Relationships, including our Relationship with ourSelf, and specifically the Relationship between our Inner Male and Inner Female.

The Moon crosses the “Nursery rug” Vacancy on 28 August and Chiron again on 30 August, but on 31 August Mars Initiates Venus, at the Midpoint of Leo, “A pageant, with its spectacular floats, moves along a street crowded with cheering people.”  This will govern our Relationships for a couple of years; lets hope we don’t fall into Codependence, as that’s anything but Responsible.

We could easily encounter our Discouragement about Relationship here.  If you review all of the Romantic movies you’ve seen, most of them come to a happy ending because against all odds the couple ends up together.  Now recall the ones where the couple discovers that they don’t really inspire one another’s brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous Selves to Shine brightly, and choose not to end up together.  Which kind of movies end up with crowds of people cheering them on?  While we may not need to Change whom we’re in Relationship with between now and June 2016, we’ll certainly find our Relationships Changing.

Focus on what you Want from Relationship, and begin talking about it as if it were completely possible.  Acknowledge any Discouragement that arises and be Loving and Gentle with it.

We get another layer of complexity added on 1 September, when the World reveals more hidden but important issues that we haven’t noticed before.

By 1 September the Moon is back over Uranus-Eris.

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One Response to “August II – Big Integration Gets Bigger”

  1. soulspeak2013 Says:

    Reblogged this on At the Table, On my Plate and commented: Immense guidance here….August is a very busy month indeed…responsibility…reaction….relationship….may the dance begin..

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