Lets look at another Big Configuration that uses the Sedna-Mars-Ceres-Mnemosyne Stellium from the Full Moon segment of the Full Moon chart that we’ve just discussed, and the Eurydike asteroid from the Hylonome Station segment which we’ll map out soon, This is a Grand Quintile…
The Quintile or Fifth Harmonic is about Learning. A Grand Quintile tells us that the Learning Lamp is Lit and burning brightly. We put Grand in front of a Configuration when it fills up the Zodiac.
Unlike the “major” Angles, the endpoints of Quintiles don’t fall in the same Degrees. 360 divided by 5 is 72, or 2.4 Signs. They’re often ignored because they aren’t as easy to spot as the multiples-of-30-Degrees Angles.
At a glance we can see that the weightiest corner of this Grand Quintile stands out like the proverbial sore thumb – the Sedna-Mars-Ceres-Mnemosyne Stellium. (A Stellium is a group of three or more planets.) So let’s start there.
With thanks to a reader for the Inspiration, we’ve decided that Our Response to Fear is a much better interpretation of Sedna than just Fear. We could put any Fear-and-Anger-related interpretation we wanted on it, but the only valid reasons I can think of for interpreting it as Fear itself are naivete and Power-Over. If I said we need to be Scared Shitless (Sedna) about Anger (Mars), would that serve us?
Now if someone is in serious Denial about their Anger issues, it’s possible that they could use this Stellium to Manifest that. But who among us is there? And would it actually be useful to suggest that? No, it would be much more useful to say that we want to Be Mindful about How We Respond to Fear and Anger, and in particular Consider the Sustainability of our Actions (Mars-Ceres) in this context, and Look to See If Current Situations Remind us of Anything (Mnemosyne).
As Michael Roads suggests, if someone runs into the back of your car while texting, you should treat them to lunch. His reasoning is that since there are no accidents, this must be one in a long Chain of Karmic Reactions, and by substituting a “random” act of kindness we Revert the ancient Spell. So it behooves us to review every less-than-perfect event to see what the Chain might be, so we can Revert.
This is a Grand Quintile, so we can say that the Stellium is Collaborating with the other four elements to Teach Us to Be Mindful about How We Respond to Fear and Anger, Consider the Sustainability of our Actions, and Look to See If Current Situations Remind us of Anything, then Review the Circumstances of our Memories for Opportunities to Let Go of Repeating Patterns We No Longer Need.
And what of the other four elements? It’s a Powerful collection – asteroid Eurydike (Trust), Jupiter (Expansion), Saturn (Attention), and Neptune (Material Confusion but Spiritual Clarity).
- Let’s start with the last, Neptune. We’ve all been Learning and Practicing to Recognize Confusion and Reframe it as the Beginnings of Growth in Consciousness, right?. We’ve been talking about that for years.
- The paired “twins” Jupiter (Extroversion, Expansion) and Saturn (Introversion, Contraction) suggest that We’ll Be Learning to Make Our Boundaries Looser or Tighter on the Fly as We Learn to Become More Sensitive to Confusion, Fear, and Anger.
- And Eurydike implies that We’ll Be Learning to Trust our Instincts rather than our Opinions about What’s Going On Moment to Moment in our Lives.
All of which sounds like a fabulous Gift, as long as we’re Alert for situations that appear to be the Opposite of what we’ve suggested, as those will be the “Paper Tigers” that we can Choose not to React to.
Karma is dead; all we need to do to Confront our Obsolete Patterns – which include any and all Patterns that don’t reinforce our Self-Love and improve our Quality of Life – is to Recognize them and Respond Differently then we’ve been Reacting since Forever. Then, the next step is to build in Repetitions of exactly this, so our old Habits are completely Replaced. If you’re Alert, it’s actually easier done than said.
Michael Roads (“365 Steps” email; see http://int.michaelroads.org/) gives us some Perspective…
“Freedom is not where you are, or even what you are doing; it is all based in your relationship with yourself.
“You could be on an island paradise, with every luxury at your fingertips, every wish fulfilled, but even all this luxury has nothing to do with freedom. Most likely you would simply want more! Freedom is truly based in your relationship with yourself.
“If you Love yourself, you could experience freedom in a prison cell. Your body can be confined, but not your spirit-Self; and freedom truly is a spiritual experience. You can be free within duty to others, within a regular routine, within business, because true freedom is a within-self experience. I also need to state that endless ‘wants’ curtail and limit any relationship with freedom.”