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A Yin Gate is an Initiation into the Goddess’s Mystery School. In a Mystery School we’re forced to Learn to hold contradictory Perspectives at the same time, because to make any Sense out of the Reality we’re being shown, we have to replace the Concept of Contradiction with the Concept of Paradox. In a Yin Gate we’re forced out of the Logical “Left Brain” and into the Relational “Right Brain.” What we Encounter does not follow the rules of Logic. It follow the rules of Relationship.
So what are the rules of Relationship? Well, we know one of them already; the Universe does not operate under Either/Or, it operates under Both/And. When the Red Pill gives you Heads and the White Pill gives you Tails, you have to move to The Coin. It’s not always so obvious as that. It’s more often like Encountering the Gollum and having to solve his Riddles. It’s the classic case of needing to find a New Perspective that can Relate the apparent incompatibilities that we have Encountered to one another.
- Pause a minute and consider your recent Experiences. Does this make them any less incomprehensible?
Or the Alternative, which is simply Accepting the Paradox as it is. This is actually the better course, because we’re no longer forcing Reality into our little intellectual boxes, but letting the Universe be larger than mind. Universe and Consciousness are synonymous, but we’ve been weaned on the Propaganda that mind is larger than Universe, that mind can successfully constrain the Universe into a series of equations; this is Propaganda because it’s sold to us as if it were the Only Truth. In fact, mind is a small subset of Consciousness.
Acceptance of Paradox is very similar to Acceptance of Confusion as an Emotion rather than a Riddle that needs to be solved intellectually. Without Accepting Confusion exactly as it is, we are unable to Grow our Consciousness Lovingly and Gently. We could suggest that the necessity for Growth is endemic, and that without Loving and Gentle Release it backs up until Trauma forces us to Grow. I don’t see that as a property of the Universe. It’s an idea, a Perspective. If it helps you understand your Past, then it’s useful. If it motivates you to Embrace Confusion as it is, then it’s useful.
Acceptance of Paradox is the process by which Knowledge becomes Wisdom, engendering Intuition, and Trust of it. You’ve been taught that Tolkien’s Hobbit tales are a classic Hero’s Journey. But seriously now, what Reward does the Hero receive? Self-Confidence and Idolization – Puffery for the Ego, easily blocking Acceptance of Confusion. A fitting reward for the Age of Aries, but that was two Millennia ago. For the Age of Aquarius or even the Age of Pisces, Self-Confidence can be a hollow Reward, especially if it isn’t matched by Self-Knowledge. But then, The Fool represents Courage, doesn’t it. The Hobbit tales are actually a Yin Gate.
- What other rules of Relationship do you routinely use in your own Life?
In any Yin Gate the emphasis is strongly on the Opposition in the center, the one with the two back-to-back green Arrowheads or Fingers of God, which literally signify “Pay Attention!“
At 11am PDT on 18 November, asteroid Nemesis (Epiphanies about Self-Sabotage) Conjoins asteroid Juno (the Edges of our Consciousness) at one end of the central Opposition in our current Yin Gate. This is 24 Scorpio, where the recent Nova appeared ( http://phys.org/news/2016-09-bright-binocular-nova-lupus.html ). It’s not an Initiation; Nemesis and Juno have met before on their current Cycle. The other end of the central Opposition is occupied by Sedna, symbolizing Actions Taken out of Panic.
So we could say that the basic Energy embedded in this Portal is about Becoming Aware of the triggers that move us toward Panic and cause us to Act in ways that do not further our best interests. When you apply this filter to your recent Experience, does it generate any useful Insight?
The remainder of the Yin Gate should help us understand more about this basic Energy. This is 22-26 Degrees, the place where we’re starting Version 4.0 of our current Big Project, and beginning to adapt it to Community. We’ve been working very intensely in this space for a while now, and it will save our Lives over the next four years. Without the green Arrowheads, a Yin Gate would “just” be a Golden Rectangle (“just” because a Golden Rectangle represents profound Grace), which is the blue box in the picture. A Golden Rectangle provides Grace around the two Oppositions – the red “X” between the corners of the blue box.
We know these two Oppositions well. One of them is about the Emergence of a Deeper version of our True Self, symbolized by dwarf planet Haumea (Rebirth) Opposing Uranus (our Soul Self) and Eris (Truthtelling). This is the same axis that Saturday’s Full Moon sat upon, which is a very Strong Affirmation. While the Moon has moved on, the Sun is still very near Haumea.
The other Opposition is about the Recovery of our Hidden Genius, which may require that we Remember and Let Go Of the Trauma that forced it to Hide, as Ixion (our Abandoned Unique Genius) and Pholus (Being Fully Responsible To) Oppose Chaos (Unlimited Potential) and asteroid Veritas (Truth). The Golden Rectangle tells us that these two processes are Complementing one another, each making the other Easier.
This second Opposition is Lit Up further by being one axis of the Grand Cross we spoke of at length in Portal 13.10. The Opposition that Squares the Hidden-Genius axis is the one between Chiron (Despair and Miracle) and Hopi (Respect for All Things) – Embracing our Projections.
So, Bottom Line, this Portal is about Becoming Conscious of our “Stops” – the barriers in our Psyche which Stop us from Activating our Unique Genius and Living Authentically. Once they’re Conscious, we can Change them. The essence of those green Arrowheads is Curiosity. “I Wonder how this will Unfold.” – not a Question that seeks an Answer. Wonder as in Awe. “Great Spirit, please Lovingly and Gently Open my Eyes to the Miracles that will Unfold here.”