January is very busy. There are three main threads, along with a number of more isolated Energies, so we’ll get to practice being Conscious of our Multidimensional Selves as we Juggle the threads. I’ll color-code the three Energies, and catalog the first week or so…
The First Energy is our old Friend, Recovering our Abandoned Genius and Continuing to Remove our Masks. This is a big collection of planets in a large number of different Signs, in 20-26 Degrees. It’s an excellent time to become Intimate with the elements in your natal chart in these Degrees, as this will indicate your Attitudes that are under major Adjustment. This isn’t new; we’ve been working it with since Time As We Know It Ended in 2012. If it’s still giving you fits, the elements from your natal chart will probably give you major clues to help you Let Go of your remaining Constraints to Knowing, Being, and Expressing your True Self.
This Energy is the Golden Rectangle composed of the Opposition from Saturn-Ixion-Juno-Nemesis to dwarf planet Chaos, T-Squared by Chiron, and the Opposition from Jupiter-Haumea to Uranus-Eris-Ceres-Mnemosyne, with the Oppositions Trine and Sextile to one another. Asteroids Eurydike and Moira complete the Grand Sextile. The 12 January Full Moon makes a Grand Cross with the Opposition from Jupiter-Haumea to Uranus-Eris-Ceres-Mnemosyne. The fireworks explode in early January when a Grand Quintile connects the Saturn-Ixion-Juno-Nemesis with the Venus-Pallas-Nessus-OR10 Stellium of the Second Energy, along with Hopi, Vesta, and the Moon.
This is also our Mystery School, where we’re Learning to Accept Paradox as a basic principle of Non-Dual Reality, particularly as it applies to the Paradoxical Relationship between our Self-Sovereignty and our Acceptance of the Truth of what we Fear. In February this becomes the Acceptance of the Paradoxical Relationship between our Acceptance of the Truth of what we Fear and our Assembly of a New Lifetime/Ego based on Self-Love.
This is the Yin Gate formed by the Opposition between Lilith and Sedna-Aletheia, which Opposition splits the Golden Rectangle on its long dimension. In February the asteroids Sappho and Klotho Conjoin Opposite Sedna-Aletheia, as Lilith moves on.
We’ve a fair amount of recent Experience with the Second Energy, too. It’s about Letting Go of the Impact of our Abuse Traumas. Remember that Traumas can be Acute (specific Incidents) or Chronic (slow-motion, more or less continuous, and more easily dismissed as “normal”), and they can be ours or someone else’s – such as your Great Grandmother’s, who went to her grave without ever talking about her Abuse Traumas, but they’re embedded in your Epigenetics (the Reprogrammable portions of your Genetics). Her never discussing them with anyone makes them very difficult to Identify and Shed. This Energy is at 3-4 Degrees, mostly of Pisces, though a few other Signs collaborate. Again, it will trigger your natal Configurations at 3-4 Degrees.
This Energy is mostly the Venus-Pallas-Nessus-OR10 Stellium, which is at the focus of a Finger of God across the Sextile between Vesta and Stationary Makemake.
We’ve also been dealing with the Third Energy for a while, off and on. You’ll recognize it as The Oaths We Made to Protect Ourself and How They Morphed into Limiting Beliefs and Held Emotions – and Hidden Skills. The Thinning of the Veil is part of this process. This Energy is mostly at 7-10 Degrees, of Pisces and Virgo.
This is the Stellium formed by Venus, Mars, Pallas, Neptune, and the South Node, Opposed by dwarf planet Orcus (and of course the North Node).
If you’d like short keywords or phrases so you can easily remember which Energy is which, try Yintegrity/Abandoned Genius, Abuse/Privilege, and Oath-Breaking/Limiting Beliefs.
Since we care more about Interpretation than Prediction, we’re including a few related prior astroevents. What follows is an outline. I’ll be adding commentary to it as the week goes on, so check back every day or two. Note that, except for the “Moon over” and “Moon Opposite” events, these Energies are not solitary events; most of them will begin to be Felt a day to a week prior to the date indicated, sometimes longer. And of course many of them Initiate Cycles that may be Experienced for months or years or decades to come; remember that the Energy of a Cycle is particularly strong at it’s Initiation…
>>> Saturn Initiates Nemesis (The Most Important Thing Is Letting Go of Our Olde Ego Structures – Our Beliefs about Who We Are), 1pm PST 27/12, Sagittarius 21 (Using Our Imagination to Transcend Mundane Physical and Emotional “Realities”); We need to stay in Gratitude about how our Olde Ego Structures have kept us Alive so far, and got us to where we are. But they’re now Obsolete, and will soon be Ripped Away, so we’re much better off being Proactive about Letting them Go Lovingly and Gently, with Gratitude. This is the Initiation of a Cycle that lasts more than five years (64 months).
>>> Nemesis Opposes Chaos, 6pm PST 27/12, Sagittarius 22; Another “minor” peak in the Recovery of our Abandoned Genius, this one likely to Illuminate our Attachment to our Limiting Beliefs.
>>> Saturn Squares Chiron, 4pm 28/12, Sagittarius-Pisces 22; One of four Squares between Juno-Nemesis-Saturn-Ixion and Chiron, part of the Chiron T-Square across the Opposition between Juno-Nemesis-Saturn-Ixion and dwarf planet Chaos. We spoke at length about these processes in Like John Said, https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2016/12/27/like-john-said/ .
>>> Saturn Oppposes Chaos, 11pm PST 28/12, Sagittarius-Gemini 22; more of the same.
>>> Chiron Squares Chaos, 11am, Pisces-Sagittarius 22; yet more.
>>> Chariklo Initiates Sun (Walking in Beauty) Capricorn 9 (Connecting to Nature and God through our Emotions); We bottled up some of our Brilliance, Gorgeousness, Talent, and Fabulousness when we were Reacting and Responding as best we could to our Abuse Traumas. Consciousness of what we bottled up will help us Let it Back Out Safely. Beginning a one-year Cycle.
1 January 2017:
>>> Lilith Opposes Sedna, 9pm PST 1/1, Scorpio-Taurus 26; This is the apex of our current Mystery School around the Paradox about how Self-Knowledge about Fear Interacts with Self-Sovereignty. In particular you may be dealing with Fear. Try a “You poor Sweetheart…” on it. The School goes on through most of January, then is replaced by a related Mystery School at the end of the month. See also 6 January.
>>> Sedna-Aletheia are the focus of a Quintile Yod from Jupiter and Mercury; This represents an Expansion of what we Know about our Fears.
>>> Neptune Initiates Mars (Integration of Spirit and Form) Pisces 10 (Flying Blind); This Initiates a two-year Cycle where we Learn to Trust that Spirit and Form are in fact already, always, Integrated; they’re only Separate in the eyes of the Dualistic Mind. The Implications of this Separation are immense – on our physical and mental health for instance, when we Believe that something is “wrong.” It’s not wrong, it’s Information about what’s Out of Balance, and what’s Out of Balance is often only our Perception.
If we Trust that Spirit and Form are always already Integrated in spite of our thoughts about and Resistance to the issue, aren’t we already “Ascended”? We’re just continuing to Manifest Third-Dementia Duality because that’s what we Believe is “Real.” We may be able to PIAVA our way out of Duality, since we know that PIAVA (as long as we can Change the Subject) can Transcend the mind. Another Paradox from our Mystery School, as well as a very Important Teaching about Manifestation. By being co-incident in Linear Time, after all, these three Energies become three Perspectives on the same Heuristic.
>>>Moon over Venus-Pallas-OR10-Nessus, 7pm PST 1/1 to noon 2/1, Pisces 3-4; We are likely to Experience this as Heavy Emotion arising from the toxic cyst formed by our historical Abuse Traumas, whether Consciously or not (I’ve been Feeling it as a low-level nonspecific Lackawanna, for instance). However, remember that the “real” meaning of the Moon is Instinct – these are Split-Off Contents in the Unconscious that crave our Loving Embrace – Make It So.
>>> Makemake (Manifestation) Stationary Retrograde Libra 4 (Youth in Spiritual Communion around a Campfire); The other five Waves are already here, patiently Manifesting their Hearts’ Desires through Spirit rather than through Form. We join their Effort by Letting Go of our Conscious, Semi-Conscious, and Unconscious Beliefs that it is Reality that’s Corrupt, rather than the Duality of the mind that’s Corrupt. By Embracing the Reality of our Self-Sabotage and “Loving it to Death,” we allow ourself to Focus our Clear Intention on our own Hearts’ Desires.
>>> Moon over South Node-Neptune-Mars, 9am PST 2/1 to 3am 3/1, Pisces 7-10; Remember that Confusion is the first stage of Growth; avoid trying to “figure it out” and instead just pretend that you’re stoned. The Veil is weak here; if you can avoid Indulging your Bummers, you may be able to see through into Pure Intention and Uncluttered Manifestation. Look to see whether this is in Harmony with Nature or in Conflict with Her.
>>> Moon over Chiron, 5pm PST 3/1 ±3 hours, Pisces 22; Chiron (Despair and Miracle) is working its way into being the focus of a T-Square (Challenge) across the Opposition between Jupiter-Haumea (Expanded Rebirth) and Uranus-Eris-Ceres-Mnemosyne (in a word, our Yintegrity). Stay very Mindful of using your “You poor Sweetheart…”s whenever your Mood slips into any sort of Discomfort.
5 January: A very busy day…
>>> Pallas Initiates Venus (Setting Important Boundaries Lovingly but Unambiguously), 5am PST 5/1, Pisces 3 (Obsolescence); While like all astroindications this could go either way (we’re looking at the Unconscious after all, where Duality doesn’t exist), but given the general End-of-Tolerance-for-Abuse climate we’re in, we’re going to read this as the Initiation of a 17-month Cycle where we Learn that we no longer need to Abandon ourself when Attacked. If you’re Attached to the Patriarchy’s Power-Over mores, you’ll be ahead to proactively enroll in a sexual harassment class.
>>> OR10 Initiates Venus (Clues to which of our Values are truly our Heart’s Truth, and which are Programming or Karma), 2pm PST, Pisces 3 (Obsolescence); A one-year Cycle starts, where we Discover and Transform old Values that were never Truly Ours and Heart-based, but Programmed by our Forebears or Culture or Karma. Any Value based on Judgment is a candidate, Discerning Preference from Judgment; liking Peach Pie more than Apple Pie is a Preference, Hating Apples is a Judgment. Morals are usually Either/Or, thus excellent suspects for Programming.
>>> Moon over Uranus-Eris-Ceres-Mnemosyne and Opposite Jupiter, 4pm PST 5/1 to 6a 6/1, Aries 21-24; Jupiter is increasingly amping up our mandate to Let Go of our remaining Masks. You can interpret Lunar Emotionality a number of ways, but the most productive way is as an Intuition. What comes up here for you? Here at the dawn of these brand new Venus-Pallas and Venus-Nessus Cycles, you may want to see if any unpleasant Feelings diminish when you resolve to keep firmer Boundaries, or, if you’re uncertain you can pull that off, PIAVA to Learn to set firmer Boundaries Charmingly, Forcefully, and Consistently. It might be a good time to do a Theta Healing (see https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava/theta/ ) on this, and carefully work through any Resistance or Hesitation you encounter in the Show Me phase.
>>> Nessus Initiates Venus (Surrendering to Abuse was probably a Survival mechanism for most of us, rather than a Heart-based Value, though we don’t mean to Judge True Masochists, if there is such a thing; on the other hand, the Privilege to Abuse is definitely a Patriarchal Value – but is it Heart-based, or Programmed?), 9PM PST 5/1, Pisces 4 (Heavy Cross-Traffic at Seashore Resorts); This Initiates an only-13-month Cycle, but it’s a big one, considering the context – see at least January 8 and today’s first entry.
Whatever Abuse we Allow ourselves to Receive, Pay Close Attention. What’s our Motivation? Is it really Masochism, or Fear of our own Power, Fear of reprisal, Unworthiness, Lack of Self-Love, or ??? If the Abuse is minor, or we have little Hesitation to set a Boundary, it may be useful to Allow the Abuse so we can study Why we were tempted to Allow it. This is huge not just for us as Evolving Individuals, but also huge for the Human Collective and the Planet. This includes being Abused by For-Profit Medicine.
Whatever Abuse we Allow ourself to Perpetrate against another, Pay close Attention as well. Is this type of Abuse legal? Does your Victim object? Do you Believe they’re secretly pleased? Is your Motivation the sense of Safety or Superiority you get from knowing you can Power-Over someone, or Believing you have the Right to do so? Something you’d brag about to your Friends? Is it to Satisfy some Desire of yours? Is it an Addiction? (Some define Addiction as continuing to do something after you “get in trouble” for it – but we’d have to exclude “getting in trouble” that’s an Act of Abrogating your Self-Sovereignty, such as “getting in trouble” with your Abuser.) Do you Feel good about it? Do you plan to keep doing it whenever you can? If not, do you have a Plan for Changing your Behavior?
6 January: Another very busy day…
>>> Juno Opposes Chaos, 12am PST 6/1, Sagittarius-Gemini 21; Juno’s Dancing with Saturn and Ixion Opposing Chaos. Juno represents the Edges of Consciousness, so we should be due for some Illumination here if we’re Open to Receiving it.
>>> Lilith Opposes Aletheia, 4am PST 6/1, Scorpio-Taurus 26; This is the secondary apex of our current Mystery School around the Paradox about how Self-Knowledge about Fear Interacts with Self-Sovereignty. This apex is more about Truth per se than Fear itself. Another good place for a Theta Healing where you work through the Resistance (see “>>> Moon over Uranus et al, 4am PST 5/1…”); the more you’re in Truth and in Consciousness about your Fears, the less they’ll rule your Life and Limit your Experience of it, no matter how you React or Respond to them. The School goes on through most of January, then is replaced by a related Mystery School at the end of the month. See also 1 January (“>>> Lilith Opposes Sedna, 9pm PST 1/1…”).
>>> OR10 Initiates Pallas (Likely to be lots of Vignettes – spontaneous Dramatic Memories – about times when you Gave Away your Power or Powered-Over others or didn’t intervene when you witnessed Abuse), 11am PST, Pisces 3 (Obsolescence); The start of a four-year (50-month) Cycle where our Psyche is likely to show us scenarios from our Life where Boundaries different from those we had at the time would work better. As you’re observing the show, be careful to distinguish Responsibility from Blame; Blame looks for Past Cause, while Responsibility looks for ways to improve Future Outcomes. It’s probably better though to Let Go and let these Vignettes “Roll Off our Back,” rather than trying to “Figure them Out.” The Letting Go will Create Wisdom, which will serve us much better, rather than Knowledge.
>>> Ixion Initiates Nemesis (Embracing the probably-Chronic Traumas that Isolated our Abandoned Genius), noon PST, Sagittarius 25 (Play despite apparent handicaps); This is the Beginning of an almost-six-year (71 months) Cycle where we Learn about our Abandoned Genius and loosen our Attachment to their Abandonment. Nemesis was the Goddess assigned the task of punishing folks who offended the Gods with their Hubris. She’s an excellent stand-in for Ego Death. We have elaborate Ego Structures built up to keep our Abandoned Genius Suppressed. You could think of those Structures as sort of like the Emperor’s Wall on the Mexican border or your local Sewage Treatment plant – those Energies must be controlled and contained at any cost!
Deconstructing this Wall to let our Rejected Self back in could be Painful. You may be ahead to make a list of all epithets and labels that seem negative to you. Have you ever told a friend or acquaintance “I’m not one of those people!”? What offends you in other people? What characteristic or behavior would be a reason to reject someone? What’s the most odious or repugnant thing someone could do? What do you hate most in other people? What would you never do? You might want to sit with some of these vile things and see if you can find some Compassion for them.
>>> Juno Squares Chiron, 5am PST 7/1, Sagittarius-Pisces 22; One of four Squares between Juno-Nemesis-Saturn-Ixion and Chiron, part of the ongoing T-Square with dwarf planet Chaos; see Like John Said, link above (28 December). This one may be painful, as the Edge of your Consciousness (and of your Ego) are torn open if you’re in Resistance. If you Let Go of your Resistance (“You poor Sweetheart, this feels horrible, doesn’t it.”) it will help a lot.
>>> Grand Quintile linking Juno-Nemesis-Saturn-Ixion with OR10-Nessus-Pallas-Venus-South Node, Vesta, Hopi, and the Moon, 1-7pm PST; This now gets interesting. The Quintile mean that this is about Learning; the Grand part means that it’s about Wisdom as much as Knowledge, as it Spans the Whole. We will be Learning how…
The Most Important Thing (Saturn) is to Open up to Greater Consciousness (Juno), Let Go of our Olde Identity (Nemesis), and Accept our Abandoned Genius (Ixion)…
Our Karmic Dance (South Node) between our Boundaries (Pallas), our Values (Venus), and Memories (OR10) of our Abuse (Nessus).
Them’s Big Doin’s.
The other players in the Grand (Integrating) Quintile (Learning) are…
Our Limiting Beliefs (Vesta), Respect for All Things (Hopi). and our Authenticity (Moon)…
Hopi tells us that there’s no room here for Blame (“You poor Sweetheart, Blame is so much easier, isn’t it.”), we have to Be Responsible TO All of the many Parts of Ourself that are Dancing here. Letting Go of our old notion that we were “responsible for” (ie, “it was our own fault”). Yes, we were Powerless to stop it, and yes, they Abused their Power, but the time for Keening about our Loss is long past.
To Make Space in our Bodies for the New Energies moving onto the Planet, we need to Accept that It Was What It Was. This may take a large number of “You poor Sweetheart…”s, about whatever Emotions arise. Tapping as well, any number of times. Measure your before-and-after Distress (one to ten), and let the Topic evolve. Take as long as you need; it’s The Most Important Thing you’re Doing, and probably The Most Important Thing you’ll ever Do, perhaps even The Thing You Came Here To Do. Your Work here will help move the Planet out of the Patriarchy.
Mercury Stationary Direct 2am Sadge 29
Nessus Initiates Pallas Pisces 4
Eris Stationary Direct Aries 23
Karma Stationary Retrograde Virgo 18
Sun over Uranus et al
Sun Opposes Jupiter 9pm
Saturn Initiates Juno Sagittarius 23
Full Moon 4am Cancer 23
Moon Opposes Jupiter 3am
Here’s a sketch of the rest of January, should you want to plan ahead…
Neptune Initiates Venus Pisces 11
Aletheia Stationary Direct Taurus 26
Chiron Init Mars Pisces 22
Moon over Jupiter
Moon Opposes Uranus 8pm
Ixion Initiates Juno Sadge 26
Mars Squares Saturn 1am
Haumea Stationary Retrograde Libra 24
Hopi Stationary Retrograde 13 Libra
Veritas Stationary Direct 10 Gemini
Chiron Initiates Venus 22-3 Pisces
Moon over Pluto 1am
Moon Square Uranus 7am
Moon Square Jupiter 11am
Sappho Conjunct Klotho Scorpio 22
Quaoar Enters Capricorn
New Moon 4pm Aquarius 9
Venus Enters Shadow Period Pisces 27
Neptune Initiates Pallas Pisces 11
Jupiter Stationary Retrograde Conjunct Haumea Libra 24
Sedna Stationary Direct Taurus 26
Ixion Initiates Saturn Sagittarius 26