Other than what we’ve already discussed, the main events during the first week of March are an Exposition of Jupiter-Uranus at 6pm PST on 2 March, and the Station of Venus at 1am PST on 4 March.
When an astroevent repeats three or more times, the first occurrence usually catches us off guard and introduces Puzzles we need to Resolve. Since we often become Emotionally Involved with these Puzzles, we call this the “Can-Opener.” By the last occurrence we’ve hopefully Resolved all the Issues that arose, so we refer to the last occurrence as the “Confidence-Builder.” Intermediate occurrences we call “Expositions.” They Expound on the Puzzles aroused by the Can-Opener.
In the case of this Jupiter-Uranus Opposition, the Can-Opener occurred on 27 December 2016. It’s an extension of the Uranus-Eris and Uranus-Pluto work we’ve been doing for the last one and five years, respectively – namely, Removing our Masks and Exposing our Soul Self. The Jupiter-Uranus Opposition Confidence-Builder will occur in September.
The Jupiter-Uranus Exposition means that we’re reviewing how well we’ve Removed our Masks, Expanded our Connection with our Soul Self, and Expanded our Comfort with Vulnerability to replace the Safety that our Masks previously provided. We first Encountered this Energy in late December, so we may be Re-Experiencing whatever Issues we had at that time with our tendencies to camoflage our True Self.
This is 21 Degrees of Aries-Libra, so it Triggers our Golden-Rectangle Recovering-our-Hidden-Genius Work that’s so closely linked with the current stage of our True-Self-Recovery Work. Jupiter is backing across 24-14 Degrees of Libra, the territory it’s covered since mid-November. This territory is about Rebooting our Relationship with Other and finding more avenues for Cooperation.
Of course Uranus is traveling with Eris (Revealing what was Denied), so that’s Lit Up as well, with crises of one degree or another around Jupiter-Eris having occurred in the neighborhoods of 18 January and 23 February. And Vesta (Unconscious Beliefs) is Squaring the Jupiter-to-Uranus/Eris Opposition, calling our Limiting Beliefs into Question. Our Beliefs are Up for Evolution during all of the second half of 2016 and the first half of 2017.
Then there are our Values. How do Values differ from Beliefs? We have some sense of Right/Wrong around Values, while it’s more about Possible/Impossible when it comes to Beliefs. When someone Acts contrary to our Values we think they’re really screwed up, if not downright Evil. When someone Acts contrary to our Beliefs, we absolutely DO NOT understand how they could possibly vote for – no, I mean, how they could possibly see the World that way, whcn it’s SO CLEARLY NOT that way. Aliens most likely, or at least Lizards.
As our Beliefs Change, and they have been and are Changing, our Values have to Change along with them. For instance if we now have a new Belief that Greater Abundance is now Possible for us, we’ll be reconsidering our Values around Sharing. If we can newly Conceive of Greater Community, we’ll be reviewing our Values around Privacy and Intimacy. If you’re starting to Take Responsibility for your own role in World Peace, your Values around Anger and how its Expressed may be shifting.
These things are undoubtedly already happening, as Venus has been covering its Shadow Period (the path of its Retrogradation) since the end of January. The Venus Shadow spans 27 Pisces to 14 Aries, one of the most Powerful zones of the Zodiac, at it involves the Finishing Stages of the Last Emotional Dregs of our Finishing-Business Work around Ego-Attachment to Drama, and the First Half of the process of Rebirthing our Values Directly from Spirit.
In January our Values sprung largely from our Emotions. Chances are, to at least some degree, what we most Valued was Resistance to Emotional Situations that we had the least tolerance for – namely our Held Emotions. Karmic Held Emotions wall us off from our Intuition. By late May (when the whole Venus Shadow Period will have been traced thrice) more of our Values will derive from our High Heart instead. One clear Lesson we’re being taught here, like it or not, is that Pain is a Teacher to be Embraced, not a Curse to be Avoided or Reverted.
The Venus Retrogradation triple-Dances with Juno (The Edges of the Unconscious) and Pallas (Boundaries). The Can-Openers were 5 January for Pallas and 3 February for Juno. The Exposition revisits will be 14 March for Juno and 2 April for Pallas.
At Venus-Juno events we expect the hidden doors to the Unconscious to Open and reveal to us shortcomings with our Values that we hadn’t known before, Causing and Allowing us to bring our Values more into Balance with our True Self and the Planet.
At Venus-Pallas astroevents we’re likely to Encounter places where our Boundaries don’t jive with our Values. This will be particularly evident as our Appreciation that we’re All One increases and our Tolerance for Diversity is forced to increase. Unconditional Love eschews Judgment but it doesn’t relax Boundaries. When we’re fully bulletproof we can let our Boundaries take care of themselves, as lower Frequencies won’t be able to penetrate our Field. But during the Transition there will be many places where our Distaste and Anger will no longer automatically set a Boundary for us, yet we may not be Physically safe. We will need to be Conscious of this possibility.
In her book The Lover Within, Julie Henderson provides great wisdom about this. For instance, on p.34-36…
“Even when danger presents itself unavoidably, most of us are not capable yet of being fully present, loving, relaxed, contained, and capable of right action. But there are many other situations we are accustomed to finding unpleasant, annoying, angering, frightening, saddening, and so forth; in these situations we can experiment with expanding into life rather than contracting into ‘no.’ Having this choice basically means increasing the number of situations in which we are willing to feel in harmony and capable of appropriate, effective action, instead of freezing or exploding.”
“When you make your energy body dense, it protects you by reducing the influence of other systems ‘outside.’ For example, it slows down the impact of other people’s feelings as they come at you If you make your energy dense, it also happens often that people tend to experience you as powerful and charismatic (unless, of course, their field is denser and more flexibly contained than yours).
“Diffusing your field sensitizes you and strengthens your awareness of ‘external’ events. Diffusing your field also increases empathy – that is, feeling other people’s feelings as your own. If you don’t know that what you’re feeling belongs to someone else, it can be quite confusing and upsetting. People sometimes diffuse their fields specifically in order to figure out what other people are feeling, especially when they aren’t permitted to ask…
“Since we can never be 100% sure that our guesses are right, this diffusion in order to ‘psych out’ other people can also lead to anxiety and paranoia. But when you are with people you like and trust, your choice to diffuse your field and merge with them, to become one energetically, creates a whole range of pleasurable feelings, from comfort to bliss to ecstasy…
“Despite the pleasure of diffusion, it isn’t a great habit to have. Like habitual contraction, habitual diffusion (especially an habitual expanded diffusion) makes some things in life difficult – like feeling separate from other people, like knowing what you feel and what you want, like saying no, asserting an opinion, asking for a raise. The habit us unfortunate in everyday life; to be able to do it is wonderful. People who are unable to diffuse and merge have other problems, like feeling so separate they can’t imagine what love is.”