Narcissus, Hybris, Mirrors I, and Coincidence

Alfred_Rethel_002A 19th-Century painting of Nemesis doing her duty, by Alfred Rethel.

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What a “Coincidence” – or, as soulsynchronicity says…

“Synchronicity is an ever present reality, for those who have eyes to see.”

…our CAO (Chief Asteroid Officer) Elizabeth tells us that the asteroid Narcissus is very busy in the thick of the Gordian Tangle with the early-September Stellium Stations.

Another interesting synchrony – when I look in Wikipedia to be sure I have the right spelling for Gordian, I discover that a Gordian Knot isn’t just one that’s impossible to untangle, it’s one that’s effortlessly untangled by “thinking outside the box” – another perfect metaphor for Chiron, which is the focus of one of the T-Squares in the Stellium-Station chart!

And that the asteroid Hybris (Hubris “misspelled”) is not only in the thick of it as well, but adds new dimensions to it!

When we add the ‘roids Narcissus and Hybris to the September 5 Stellium-Stations chart, we end up with three T-Squares, focused on Chiron, Narcissus, and Hybris!

Hybris, recall, T-Squared the last Full Moon.  But the Full Moon sat on the Jupiter-Neptune Opposition, which is still around – so Hybris T-Squares Jupiter-Neptune.  So we are Challenged to Master (T-Square) our proper place in the Universe – neither Inflated nor Deflated (Hybris) – in order to Grow (Jupiter) into a deeper Relationship with All That Is Larger Than Ourself (Neptune).

Amid all this talk about narcissism and hubris, let’s not forget Marianne Williamson’s suggestion in A Return to Love:

“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.”

We are Challenged to Master our proper role in the Universe – neither Inflated nor Deflated – in order to Grow into a deeper Relationship with All That Is Larger Than Ourself.

The Narcissus T-Square lies across the Opposition between Haumea (Rebirth) and Uranus-Eris (the Soul Self and Revelation of what’s been Denied).

We are Challenged by new Revelations bubbling up from the Unconscious to Master Self-Love without psychopathy or sociopathy, which Mastery will Rebirth us.  The problem with narcissism – for the rest of us – isn’t Self-Love, it’s Self-Obsession without concern for the welfare of Others, which I usually associate with the terms psychopath, sociopath, and sometimes warpath.  Narcissus harmed others mostly by dismissing their admiration of his Beauty, and eventually committed suicide because he couldn’t figure out how to requite his Self-Love.

What Mirrors for the Stellium (more “coincidence”)!  The Stellium includes the dwarf planet Ixion (the Psychopath of the Greek Pantheon), Hylonome (who committed suicide at the death of her partner), and Chariklo (Beauty and Grace).  In the Stellium, both Chariklo and Hylonome are closely bound to the dwarf planet Quaoar (Law-Giver, as in this is what must be done if we are to survive) and the Galactic Center.  And of course, “what must be done if we are to survive” is the proper role of the Ego (“I”) in the Psychic Pantheon.  Meanwhile Ixion is closely bound to Pholus (Responsibility).

And it gets deeper yet.  Who led Narcissus to the pool where he saw and fell in love with his own image?  Nemesis.  Nemesis was the Goddess in charge of doling out retribution to those who would disparage the Gods (literally, Hubris).  Nemesis was angered by Narcissus’s rejection of the nymph Echo.  So, where sits the asteroid Nemesis?  Almost Exactly Opposite Chiron and Square to the Stellium and the dwarf planet Chaos (Unlimited Potential), completing the Grand Cross.

Anybody who would disparage the notion of personalizing elements of the Conscious Universe is due for a major upbraiding.  Since Western Civilization is notoriously guilty as charged, what does that bode for us?  Another “surprise” uptick in Global Warming?  Another Economic Collapse?  Neither of those would be a big surprise.  It’s probably timely to Pay Attention to the positive side of all this.

Squares and T-Squares are Challenges, yes, but they’re Challenges to Mastery.  They can feel like catastrophes, but their Spiritual Function is to expose our Limiting Beliefs to us so we can Embrace them into our Consciousness where they can no longer sabotage us. 

When we focus on what’s being Disrupted, they’re bummers. 

When we focus on what’s available to be Learned or Gained from them, they’re Liberating. 

They’re manifestations of the Fourth Harmonic, after all, the Emperor, or Dominion, Healthy Control over our “Estate,” however large it may be.

Yes, you’re right – is there an asteroid named after Echo?

The nymph Echo engaged Juno (the Edges of Consciousness) in long and distracting conversations whenever Juno came around to try to catch Jupiter philandering with the nymphs.  Once Juno realized the subterfuge, she cursed Echo’s tongue so it could only repeat what she had just heard.  Juno was forever turning her rivals into Stone, as she was Merged with her Anger over Jupiter’s constant infidelity.  As such, Juno represents Archetypes – Patterns larger than the Individual, with which we Merge so that “I” is not distinct from the Pattern.  You could use the word Karma without losing too much information.  The asteroid Karma, by the way, is still hanging out with Eris and Uranus; having just turned Retrograde a few days ago, it’s heading back to another rendezvous with Eris on 15 September.

The process of Growing Consciousness is in large measure the process of Differentiating our Self from the Archetypes (and Differentiating other Patterns from the general background noise – such as becoming Conscious that our World is immersed in narcissism), so that we become capable of Independent, self-preserving Decision and Action.  Unlike the rest of the Sheep, till they wake up too.  We could easily see Echo as the mind, with it’s never-ending string of Yes-Buts that keep us stuck in our Limiting Beliefs (another synonym for Karma).  But we can also see Echo as another facet of Yintegrity and our Yindependence – were Juno not Merged with her Jealousy (and perhaps in love with her crown), she could have chosen to Individuate on her own, and form bonds with those she could Learn to Trust.  Echo did try to show Juno another option, however ineffectively and perhaps ingenuously.

So where is the asteroid Echo?  Where else but Conjunct the asteroid Narcissus, at the focus of the T-Square with Uranus-Eris and Haumea!  Coincidence Schmincidence.

So our Choice comes down to whether our Self-Obsession will Listen to our Yes-Buts and keep us tightly bound inside our Birdcage, or Open up to Unlimited Potential and allow our Rebirth into a larger Consciousness.

So now, we have a T-Square (several actually, but Echo-Narcissus seems to be the Star today); what about the Vacancy that would make it into a Grand Cross, which would at least be Balanced?  That would be 22 Cancer, “A young woman awaiting a sailboat.”  Rudhyar’s interpretation talks about Living our Dreams.  Interesting synchrony, with Uranus and Chaos and Haumea so active and Lilith converging with the North Node in a few days.

But is there an asteroid at 22 Cancer?  Why, so there is.  Astraea – the fifth asteroid ever identified as an asteroid by our current civilization – the Virgin Goddess of Innocence and Purity.  Not just a Mythos and an asteroid, but a Constellation and Sign as well – Virgo!  So what does Virgo symbolize?  The breakdown of the Individual Ego in order to make space for encountering Other.  All Ego, All the Time!  By now we’re thinking it might even be time for the “Aliens” to shed their disguises!

There’s more, including much Grace and Insight; to be continued…

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