Pattern-Breaking Tricolors

Forgive us some astrobabble…

A question: “What do you think about Sun-square-Chiron-trine-Uranus…is this a modified tricolor of some kind?

Yes, interesting, Sun-Square-Chiron-Unx-Uranus-Trine-Sun, brilliant observation. 

The Patterns that assemble in a tight corner of a chart seem to me (and others) to be less dynamic than Patterns which assemble across the chart, like the difference between a Golden Gnomon (restricted domain) and a Golden Yod (chart-crossing).  Unless of course the tight Patterns are for some other reason (only Pattern, Stationary or otherwise dominant planet, etc) prominent.

So if such a “Tight Tricolor” occurred on its own, we’d hypothesize that the Grace of the Trine could be unlocked (to ease the Square) by Changing a Habitual Pattern (like Anne Ortelee at http://anneortelee.com/?p=4751 in fact suggests), substituting the meaning of an Unx (Pattern-Breaking, or seeing through new Perspectives, or the Hanged Man, the Twelfth Harmonic) for the Curiosity of the Quincunx in the Major and Minor Tricolors.  So with these three it’d be something like “If you Respond to Discouragement (Sun Sq Chiron) by Wearing one of your Masks upside down (Chiron Unx Uranus), you could unlock a pulse of your own hidden Genius (Ixion New Moon Trine Uranus),” or something like that.  As a friend says, “Don’t get Even, get Odd” (without the armory of course).

And there’s an even “Tighter Tricolor” in Pallas-Pluto Square Uranus Unx Chiron Sextile Pallas-Pluto! – “If we Respond to Boundary issues (Pallas-Pluto Square Uranus) by Changing the way we Perceive or deal with Discouragement (Uranus Unx Chiron), we may see ‘Miraculous’ ways we can Act to shift our Boundaries into Win-Win (Chiron Sextile Pallas-Pluto),” or something like that.

Note too the Pallas-Pluto Square Mars Quincunx Chiron Sextile Pallas-Pluto is what we’ve been calling a Minor Tricolor (Square-Quincunx-Sextile).

But in this chart (and also applying to others with the same Configurations), the Tight Tricolor is a natural consequence of a T-Square across one Opposition of a Golden Rectangle, and the Tighter Tricolor is a natural consequence of a T-Square across the other Opposition (which is focused on the same side of the Golden Rectangle as the first T-Square).  In a “normal” Golden Rectangle, we’d foretell Grace when we deal with the Oppositions as “Coins” rather than as Contradistinctions.  But with T-Squares to the Oppositions, that shifts the focus to the T-Squaring planets outside the Golden Rectangle.

So the Bottom Lines would be Grace resulting from…

  • Rebirth into Unlimited Expression of our Genius (Chaos Opposite Ixion New Moon) mediated by Optimism and Belief in Miracles (T-Square to Chiron) and facilitated by Playing with arbitrary shifts in the way we wear our Masks (the Tight Tricolor)
  • Support for Actively Removing our Masks (Mars Opposite Uranus) mediated by Trusting our Guidance about Changing our Boundaries (T-Square to Pluto-Pallas) and facilitated by arbitrarily Changing our Orientation toward Discouragement (The Tighter Tricolor)

Uranus, Eris, and Ixion

By the way, isn’t it a fascinating “Coincidence” that Ixion Trines Uranus just at Eris Initiates Uranus, next June.  

The Uranus-Ixion Cycle is Waxing, expounding a Cycle begun early in 1977 at 12 Scorpio, “An official embassy ball; Group-consciousness, as it flowers at the highest level in cultural interchanges between representatives of the elite of the ruling class,” where the subtext is Rudhyar’s (possibly reflecting his European childhood).  The timing corresponds well to the advent of Reagan and Thatcher and the beginning of the resurrection of the 1%, as in at least the US, this is when the prosperity of the 99% began to decline.  At least part of the Media seems to be starting to demystify The Donald in earnest.  We may be seeing the 1% shooting themselves in the feet; the subtext we’d add would be more like “An official embassy ball; Greed-consciousness, as it flowers at the highest level in cultural interchanges between the most corrupt of the Corporate Masters and their government flunkies.

The Ixion-Eris Cycle is Waning; the decaying Cycle began in 1867 at 13 Cancer, “A hand with a prominent thumb is held out for study: The power of the will in shaping character.”  Rudhyar’s subtext here is straight out of Palmistry – Judging people based on their logical ability, will power, and love nature.  Ixion-Eris is about Denying and Revealing the ways we Power-Over Others, with a footnote that Genius Changes the World by Powering-Over the status quo.  Under social pressure will power and CBT logic would suppress Genius.  The Golden Apple would imply Liberation from Guilt about our Genius.

The Eris-Uranus Initiation at the Ides of next June occurs at 24 Aries, “Blown inward by the wind, the curtains of an open window take the shape of a cornucopia: Openness to the influx of spiritual energy.”  While this Energy would already be Strong, it’s noteworthy that its final form is not Co-Created yet.

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