4 July V – Main Effect

With all of the ancillary action, we don’t want to lose sight of the Main Effect here – namely Sedna (Fear) Squaring the Nodes (Our Journey from Karma to Mission)…

The Square will be Exact late morning PDT 4 July, but we’ve drawn the chart for 3pm PDT, because that’s when the Moon Completes the Grand Cross (the big red X).  The Moon often serves as a Trigger for larger events.

Fear, which is the Absence of Love, is the major Enforcer of our Held Emotions.  Held Emotions are those we can’t stand to Feel.  That process is largely Unconscious.  You’ve seen it often in Other People, folks who seem to be in Denial, or exit or change the subject when Stories arise that would Trigger their Held Emotions.  We don’t know about our own Held Emotions because they’re Unconscious.  We may have noticed some of them, but until we get serious about Healing them, we Discount their Importance.  Shame, Trauma, PTSD, even Anger, are all permutations of Fear.  Even Limiting Beliefs stem ultimately from Unconscious Fear.

The Life Process for Hupers (at least those who came here for more than the Soaps, and especially those with prominent Nodes in their birth chart), involves becoming Conscious of, and Embracing, our Held Emotions, because the Hidden Skills that lie behind and beneath our Held Emotions are precisely the Skills we need to accomplish our Mission in the Lifetime.  Karma, recall, is “just” Inertia – Unconscious Body Memories abetted by Emotional and Mental Patterns that Reinforce them, and by our Programming in the Current Life.  Think of a few Grand Dreams you’ve always had, that you discount as Fantasies because you don’t really consider them Possible, and you’ve got your thumb on your Karma.

In other words, the Nodes are pretty central to Life, the Universe, and Everything, and so is Sedna.  Love is Soft and Warm, and it’s very Cold out where Sedna is.  At the moment it’s “only” two and a half times as far away as Pluto, heading inward.  It will be less than twice as distant as Pluto at its closest approach in 2078.  At its farthest extent in year 7800 CE or so, it will be nineteen times as far out as Pluto. 

The last time it reached its farthest extent was around 3600 BCE, in the Bronze Age.  That’s about a thousand years prior to the first Egyptian and Mayan Pyramids and many hundreds of years prior to Avebury and Stonehenge, though at the time they were building Stone Temples on Malta, and Earthen Mounds in what would eventually become eastern North America.  Sedna’s most recent closest approach would have been around the date that Plato gave to Atlantis.  In sixty years we’ll be deep into the Digital Age and probably past Kurzweil’s Singularity, so a replay of Atlantis wouldn’t be surprising.  Sedna’s a heavy dude.

The Sedna Story is Inuit.  There are many versions of the Story, but in one of them a father sells his daughter’s “hand” to a passing hunter, who turns out to be a Powerful Shaman.  The father later feels Betrayed (he does?), and while his son-in-law is out Shamaning, the father, in his canoe, retrieves his daughter.  The Shaman, in Angry Bird form, attacks the canoe.  Terrified, in order to try to save his own skin, the father throws his daughter overboard.  She clings to the side of the canoe, so he chops off her fingers – which become Seals, and Sedna becomes the Goddess of the Hunt and the Sea.

Lots of Betrayal there from many angles, and Action taken Unconsciously out of Fear.  Anger as well, or maybe just Power-Over and Privilege on the part of the Shaman.  Outside of Western European Logic-oriented thought, Stories don’t have “morals,” they just stand on their own, and each person who hears the story gets to keep their own personal takeaway.  For instance, Powerlessness might be a strong takeaway from the Sedna Story, as no one ever seems to Ask Sedna what she Wants. 

And the Story is named after the daughter, not the father or the Shaman.  Many people today respond Angrily to the Story, and Sedna certainly has every reason to be Angry with everyone – but there’s no sign of her Anger in the Story.  So we wonder if Sedna’s appropriate Anger is a modern addition.  In Life-Threatening situations under relative cultural and  environmental stability, yielding to elders with more Experience is useful.  In the modern post-Patriarchal World of rapid Change, Anger is probably more relevant.

It’s interesting how Sedna’s Story parallels the Shock-Doctrine Stories that Naomi tells in No Is Not Enough.  The Shaman is played by the IMF or ECB, the Victim government (such as Greece) plays the father, with the People in the role of Sedna.  Or to take a couple of current-moment examples, the Tories play the Shaman, the local Council plays the father, and Grenfell Tower residents play Sedna.  Or the Senate plays the Shaman, Trump the father, and the 22 million people losing health insurance play Sedna.

Nephrite Jade is excellent for soaking up Victim Energies and even gently cradling Held Emotions…

Now, without diminishing the gravity of Sedna Square the Nodes, notice that the chart includes many blue (Grace) lines as well as the (red) Grand Cross.  The Nodes are part of a Complete Grand Sextile (six planets equally spaced around the Wheel), and Sedna-Moon are part of a second Grand Sextile that’s 83% (5/6) Complete.  We can Complete Sedna’s Grand Sextile by considering, as we’ve pointed out in earlier posts, the Fixed Star Deneb el Okra in the Vacancy at 27 Capricorn. 

A Grand Sextile represents Grace of a remarkable sort, and in combination with a Grand Cross creates a very positive situation, where we’re Motivated (the Grand Cross) to take the first steps that Sextiles expect of us, in order to unlock their Grace.  Meanwhile, the many Trines (long blue lines) and Grand Trines (big blue triangles that connect three planets equally spaced around the Zodiac) provide Grace without provocation.  So while Sedna-Square-Nodes may create havoc, Outcomes will be sublime.

In the Velvet Revolution that brought down the Communist government in Czechoslovakia, for instance, the government (Shaman) ordered the army (father) to shoot the people (Sedna) who were peacefully protesting against the government.  The army refused, in large part because the protesters included their mothers and fathers and siblings and children, and the government collapsed a few days later.  The way that the Kent State murders ended the Vietnam War is another example of a good Outcome resulting from havoc. 

A Chinese proverb says that Crisis and Opportunity are the same thing, a proverb very much taken to heart by Neoliberals like Cruz (by ideology) and Trump (by actions).  One of Naomi’s main points is that we need to be prepared to step into the vacuum created by such a collapse.  This is what Trump did as government-as-usual collapsed in the US, like Napoleon, Cromwell, Rasputin, or Beppe before him – and Macron after him. 

In order not to obscure the graph too much, we’ve omitted the green lines in the chart above, but short green lines (“Unxes,” signifying two planets one Sign apart) would otherwise connect each of the twelve planets in the two Grand Sextiles, making a “Grand Unx” (twelve planets equally spaced around the Loop).  The Grand Unx (minus the Vacancy) is drawn in on the chart in 4 July III (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/4-july-iii/).  The Twelfth Harmonic is about Pattern-Breaking.  So the Opportunity before us is to Break the Pattern of Privilege, Bullying, and Abuse that the tale of Sedna so aptly illustrates for us, on both the Individual Archetype level and the Collective Cultural/Political level.

One Response to “4 July V – Main Effect”

  1. alchemist0310 Says:

    9 of wands (insert picture of rider-waite tarot here!)… the card I cast today- its message clear: fighting the good battle; the heroine’s journey– all while having an inordinate amount of self-love: more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound sort of love– ancillary to the “fear” of falling. karma to mission control.. can you hear me major tom?! beautiful chart today jbuss and love the “veiny” jade… its a bit like kryptonite!

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