We’re writing about Orcus just now because it’s Stationary, which means Strong, on Monday December 7. It also happens to be Opposite Neptune, with Saturn T-Squaring the pair, which will compound the issues Orcus brings up. As we wrote in our previous post, Orcus I, dwarf planet Orcus can bring up Conflicts between what we’ve Sworn to Do or who we’ve Sworn to Be, and what or who pops spontaneously out of the Unconscious, the Great Underwhere.
Well, Saturn is the perfect reinforcement for what we’ve Sworn to Do or who we’ve Sworn to Be, and Neptune the perfect conduit for beautiful Insights bubbling up from the Deeps. Pay Attention this weekend; The Most Important Thing is likely to be Interruptions that are pregnant with Meaning. And while it’s not Neptune that’s Stationary, whenever Neptune is Activated, it’s good to remember that Confusion is the first stage of Growth, and that switching to a Spiritual Perspective will often provide Clarity. Or, just savor the Confusion – use it to stimulate your Perpetual Curiosity.
We have to define a whole new Configuration for the second primary layer of Orcus’s Personality. Till we think of a better name we’ll call it a Flying Yoda. I still can’t draw a picture of it because of technical difficulties; we hope to get that fixed soon. But we talked about and illustrated gliding Flying Squirrels, one with a tail and the other tailless, at
To make a Flying Yoda we give the Squirrel long ears.
You could also see it as a Fez with a chinstrap. But there’s a lot more going on with a Flying Yoda. We have the same portentous Pentagram and Pentagon, the same Finger of Yod pointing to the Squirrel’s or Yoda’s head, or the chinstrap of the Fez, and the same Tricolors inflating the Wings. But now the Squirrel grows long ears like Yoda.
In a Flying Yoda we have two T-Squares, the bases of which are the Oppositions in a Golden Rectangle. The foci of the T-Squares – the hands of the Squirrel or Yoda – are Trine to one another. The four corners of the Golden Rectangle are the Squirrel’s or Yoda’s feet and eartips. A Flying Yoda would have three points of focus – the head is overlighting, but the foci of the two mutually complementary T-Squares will attract most of the Attention. All three corners of each T-Square is either Trine, Sextile, Quincunx, or Unx to each of the three corners of the other T-Square, so you have two Masteries through Challenge that educate one another.
In this case, Mars forms the overlighting head, and the T-Square-focusing hands are Saturn and a Conjunction between Uranus and the Centaur Asbolus (Intuition). So Action rules the day, but again we have Order/Yangtegrity/Priority on one pole, and Truth/Yintegrity/Spontaneity on the other – but with consummate Cooperation between the Yin and the Yang.
The base of the Uranus-Asbolus T-Square is Chaos Opposite Ixion, with Chaos Stationary. That’s a very Strong push toward the Unlimited Potential of our Pathological Genius, fueled by Spontaneity that’s likely to be irrepressible. The base of the Saturn T-Square is Venus Opposite a Conjunction between Haumea (Rebirth) and Chariklo (Walking in Beauty), a very Strong push toward the unbreakable Confidence and Clarity that flows from Standing in one’s own Truth.
So the basic Energy in the Orcus Flying Yoda is the recommendation to Act in such a way that we Unite our Yintegrity and our Yangtegrity. How would we do that? Well, in a nutshell, we would withdraw from Commitments that do not serve our Soul’s Path. How would we do that, having made those Commitments for good reasons. Well, we’d have to carefully evaluate each Commitment, to see whether the Oath is still relevant, PIAVA to disentangle ourselves from any Archetypes that are not really or no longer Ours to ride, and renegotiate the Commitments that remain relevant so they better serve our own Mission, while we Lovingly and Gently Witness (Empathize with) any Emotional Baggage involved with either process.
Easy Peasy, eh? But it defines a Strategy – Both/And, while PIAVAing Peace between the poles of apparent Conflicts.
We usually think of Archetypes as hijacking our Integrity, but we can also think of them as Horses. If we’re Unconscious of the Archetype that runs our life, it’s the equivalent of being tied to a wild Stallion. If we Consciously align ourself with an Archetype that’s “going our way,” we may be able to dismount when we need to switch Horses.
We don’t know what time of day Mike Brown first noticed that Orcus was moving relative to the background Stars, so we don’t know if the Pentagram and it’s five-pointed star point up (White Magick) or down (Black Magick) or askew (Grey Magick), and we won’t go into the Mythology here, but suffice it so say that it’s portentous.
In common parlance the word “Mythology” often refers to what is more or less considered a fanciful or fictional fabrication of how various aspects of Reality are constructed. We don’t use the word that way; we consider a Mythology to be just another Perspective, and often one that has great Value. For instance, when you’re dealing with Huper psychology, there are many Mythologies that are far more useful than the Scienterrific Perspective. Here’s a great example, comparing antidepression drugs to Light Therapy: