Now we get to the Juicy part, the Yin Gate. The Full Moon bisects the long side of the Golden Rectangle, but the Yin Gate bisects the short side, giving us one of those Grand Crosses that we spoke of briefly earlier. A Grand Cross works better than Garlic for repelling Vampires. You’ve got four possibly-difficult planets in four Challenging Angles to one another, yet the result is that they Collaborate, because the Configuration fills the Circle and is In Balance.
Grand Crosses are either in Creative (Cardinal) or Stabilizing (Fixed) or Changeable (Mutable) Signs. This one is in the Stabilizing Signs, which, since everything else is in high Flux, is very handy. It should help Ground us. In the Grand Cross we have…
- The Moon in Leo, which will Support our Self-Loving Emotions, as long as we eschew Self-Criticism
- The Sun in Aquarius, which will help us Build Community, as long as we eschew Idealism
- The asteroids Sappho (Self-Love) and Klotho (the Raw Material for Creating a New Ego-Lifetime) in Scorpio, where they’ll be Diving Deep to make sure no Self-Abandoning or Self-Limiting Psychic Cysts remain
- Our friend Sedna (Fear/Anger – !) and asteroid Aletheia (Truth) in Taurus, where they will help Ground us toward Walking in Beauty, as long as we eschew Oath-Making and Decision-Making
By bisecting the short sides of the Golden Rectangle, the Yin Gate sets up interlocking Fingers of God pointing to each end of the Sappho/Klotho-to-Sedna/Aletheia Opposition. Meaning that we are being Asked to find some way to Balance a Rebirth into Self-Love on one hand with the Truth of our Unrecognized Fear and Anger in the other (and the exercise isn’t optional). If that sounds Paradoxical, that’s because it is. A Yin Gate is about Accepting Paradox as a normal part of Reality.
Which it is. Reality is Infinite; our Either/or minds, not being able to grasp Infinity, prefer Limitation. Our Emotional Bodies also often prefer Duality, in the form of For-or-Against postures. We Want our Emotion-verbs to have objects – not “I’m Angry” but “I’m Angry At…” or “I’m Angry Because…”. Of course we’d first like to shift out of Identification with our Emotions – “I Feel Anger” rather than “I Am Anger.”
In Real Life “I Feel Anger” just means there’s an Energy Build-up in my Solar Plexus. Usually, that is; our Energy Bodies are often twisted by our Programming. While the Causes of an Energy Build-up in my Solar Plexus are Limited only by my Imagination, in Reality Energy isn’t Causal; It Is. It just Is. It doesn’t matter how it happened, only how we Respond to it.
If it’s Comfortable and Balanced by the Energy in your other Chakras, No Worries. The more the merrier – as Daniel averred. If it’s not Comfortable, we check our Safety. Would our Current Ego Feel Safer if we Set a Boundary, or Fled, or Froze? “Freezing” looks like Limiting our Vulnerability, maybe by shifting a conversation to the Weather, for instance.
Then, once we’re Safe, if “Running our Energy” didn’t resolve it quickly, and if we couldn’t easily Tap it Out, or if it’s a recurring Pattern, we could Observe our Current Ego, to see if “We” are holding onto any Obsolete Limits. We might be in the Habit of associating with people who don’t Support us, because of our Fear of Abandonment. We might be Over-Reacting to Comments or Actions that really don’t have anything to do with Us, from people who really do usually Support Us.
How to tell the difference, “Objectively”? Maybe it’s Both. (There’s actually no such thing as Objectivity, but sometimes it’s useful to Pretend that there is.) We could look at what Comments or Actions seemed to Anger us. Is there any sense in which We do that to anyone? Often the Esoteric Purpose of a Rogue Emotion or Energy Vortex is to Illuminate an Unconscious Cyst we don’t otherwise see.
So, what became of our Fear versus Anger “contest” around Sedna? Both Jupiter (Amplification) and Sedna were Stationary over the weekend. Well, mostly Anger, though Fear and Grief are also Present.
In the Sedna story (one of many) that I Resonate with, a father gives his daughter’s “hand” to a stranger, who turns out to be a Sorcerer. Alarmed, the father “steals” her back, only to be pursued by the Sorcerer, shapeshifted into Power, and Angry. The father is Terrified, and tries to throw his daughter from the canoe to save his own ass. She clings to the side of the canoe, so he chops off her fingers, which become the Seals, food for the People. But the People must make offerings to Sedna, now a Sea-Goddess, in order to apease her Anger.
So, mea culpa, I associated with the father’s Terror, and interpreted Sedna as Fear. It’s easy to see how one could associate with the daughter’s – or even the sorcerer’s – Anger instead. The daughter has been criminally Abandoned – but Abandonment is a Fear, though often Experienced as Anger.
Some (edited) excerpts…
“While I’d say Anger, I wonder how much of that is a reaction to Disbelief that what I thought was giving from love has been treated so shabbily. So, moving from Fear of Betrayal and Abandonment to accepting that those have happened, but I survived. So I’d say self-protective rage? Or maybe the rage is self-righteous? It’s a very fine line. But I’d say the difference is seeing more clearly, taking responsibility for my part, and then moving on, without engaging and without plans to continue having those people in my life.”
“Fear is there, yes, but anger was prime the last 3 days.”
“I did experience Sedna as anger, or actually even contempt. I worked with the contempt for awhile. There was a panic attack or two, and more shifting and praying. But then, yesterday, a release. An enormous release of soul crushing rage-pain I had been carrying around with me for three years daily. I keep checking in with myself amazed. Am I finally free of this? I feel. Yes, it isn’t there. Check again. Still free. And again. It’s gone. That thing that haunted me, that thing that was my dismemberment floating on an iceberg abandoned is gone.”
“Yes…anger on Saturday evening…irritable and overwhelmed. Followed by waking on Sunday morning to sadness and then the fear kicked in and simmered along much of the day.”
“The weekend brought a lot of emotions up – and you’re right, primarily anger! A lot of this I’d been carrying around in my sub conscious and was brought to the surface. On Monday the main emotion was acceptance. More than I’ve ever felt before.”
“Tremendous almost bottomless (nearly impersonal) fear.”
“Neither Fear nor Anger, but an incredibly deep revisiting of trauma experienced when I was very young. I think there is no real gender-dependent reponse here, but response based on how much we have processed along the way. A dear friend of mine, with whom we always swap the emotional intensity of these challenging times, also experienced a positive weekend. So yeah, ongoing, remaining positive, and the weekend also brought lots of manifestation potential.”
“The men couldn’t handle our intensity — when we vigorously debated our positions, the guys walked out the door!”
I’d attribute the Profound Clearing that several folks reported, to the Yin Gate rather than to Sedna herself. And Anger is an appropriate response to Fear, if we Choose to Fight rather than Flee or Freeze. In the Patriarchy, the Male has the Power, so it’s he that’s in a position to be the Abandoner – till Terror causes his wits to Abandon him.
I agree that it’s ultimately Gender-neutral, as anyone can exhibit behaviors and characteristics that in Patriarchal Cultures are Gender-dependent, and Profiling is always dangerous. In Patriarchy Power-Dynamics, though, Gender is very significant, even if it’s not always determinate.
And yes, “response based on how much we have processed along the way” is relevant. There does appear to be a Progression, where we become less Self-Sabotaging as we Track Down, Embrace and Let Go of our catalog of Karmic Archetypes, Patterns, Self-Sabotage, Chronic Bummers, Dank Undercurrents, and other Psychic Cysts. But it’s definitely not Linear.
I’d say that, if a person has Squares in their natality in 20-26 Degrees, and has sailed through the last several months unscathed, then Self-Congratulations are in order! But it says little about Big Energies that may occur in the rest of the Degrees, between 27 and 19.
Speaking astrologically, the Energies that we’ve been dealing with have been extraordinarily Positive. Our Difficulty with them arises because it’s now so obvious that Clearing is no longer a Luxury. Our Egos can no longer so easily duck and dodge. Look at it this way…
On 2/22/2022, Quaoar (our Survival Instinct) Initiates Pholus (Taking Full Responsibility), at 7:00 Capricorn, “A veiled prophet speaks, seized by the Power of a God.” 2/22/2022 reduces to the Twelfth Harmonic – Pattern-Breaking. We’re already well within this Energy, as Pholus is only one and a quarter Degrees from Quaoar.