Intuitive Confidence IV – Asbolus

While both our Massive Blessing Energy and the Asbolus Energy are prominent during this whole span (± 15-19 September; refer to the Calendar, https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/09/03/calendar/), now after the Chariklo Station, this Asbolus Energy is Strongest.  There’s only one ‘s’ in the first syllable, but many folks in Western Culture act as if there are two, working hard to renounce their Intuition.  The dwarf planet Asbolus is a Centaur.  In Greek tales, a Centaur is half huper and half horse, spawn of Badboy Ixion raping a Cloud.  In astronomy, a Centaur is a minor planet with an elliptical orbit between Jupiter and Neptune. 

Astrology takes its meaning mostly from six sources.  First, the astronomy.  Second, Synchronies with the mythological name.  Third, a chart for the planet’s initial “Discovery” (as a birth chart; the planet wasn’t born then, but it’s introduction into Huper Consciousness was).  Fourth, our Experience with the planet in birth charts and Transits (when a planet in the Sky makes a significant Angle to one of our birth planets).  Fifth, our Experience when the planet is “lit up” in the sky,  for instance when it’s Stationary, as it is now.  And sixth, Channeling and Intuition.

The meaning we assign to Asbolus is Intuition.  The chart of her Station is less sanguine than that of her fellow Centaur Chariklo (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/09/15/intuitive-confidence-ii-massive-blessing/)…

The other three corners of the Grand Cross (big red + inside the red , symbolizing high Motivation) are instructive – Trust (asteroid Eurydike) at the top, Priority (Saturn, The Most Important Thing) at the left, and Timing (Lachesis, Choice about when to Change a Decision or Abolish an Archetype) in the foundation at the bottom.  Trust, Priority, and Timing form an excellent foundation for improving our Access to our Intuition, which as we’ll see in the next post is a big part of what we’re Learning this week.

If you turn the chart upside down you can see the Lachesis Diamond Star (a T-Square – red Δ – and a Finger of God – green wedge – with the same focus).  A Diamond Star is a Challenge made Easier by Grace (blue truss Bridge across the Opposition) and Attention to (the feet of the Finger of God) Truth (asteroid Veritas) and Respect for All Things (asteroid Hopi).  We can read this beneficial combination of Truth, Respect, and Timing as Neutrality.

Transformation, or Trance Re-Formation (Pluto), has a prominent role in the Asbolus Station, being the focus of a second Pay Attention! Configuration (Finger of God or Yod, the green wedge pointing to Pluto) around the Truth of our Intuition (Veritas and Asbolus), and Challenging our Ability and Willingness to Respect All Things (Pluto Square to Hopi).  The intellect makes Judgments, which remove us from the Sacred Space of Love and Curiosity.  Intuition makes Recommendations and Preferences that can Ask us to make Choices, but within a Space of Compassion.  

Our favorite Intuition Crystal is Apophyllite, a Potassium Calcium Silicate…

It looks like an exceptionally clear Quartz Crystal, but with four sides rather than six.  While an Apophyllite Crystal often looks integral, it’s actually a Mica, or Phyllosilicate.  Micas are made up of thin sheets of Silicate, with very strong bonds within each sheet and very weak bonds between sheets.  Because the surfaces and edges of each sheet are exceptionally smooth, they Reflect Light intensely, like the Dihydrogen Oxide Crystal in your Lemonade. 

If you look carefully into this Crystal you can see several horizontal lines, where the apparent color of the crystal changes from greyish (top) to greeny-blackish to whitish – those are lines between sheets, and if you dropped or rapped the Crystal it would cleave at those lines.  Most micas will cleave into thin sheets; Apophyllite will often have tighter bonds between some sheets, so a broken Crystal will look whole and unbroken, but with a perfectly flat top and bottom.

Which is an excellent metaphor for Intuition.  Intuition is Bright and Fluid, but easily frozen.  The lines between well-bound sheets represents Intellectualization.  We get a Fluid Intuitive Breakthrough, and we immediately freeze it with the mind into an Idea.  We Ask which way to go and we get the message to go West.  Once we take a step to the West, if we’re truly Operating on Intuition, rather than taking a second step to the West, we need to Ask again – the preferred second step may be to the South.  Yes, the mind says, “How impractical!  It will take me forever to get anywhere!”  The mind always thinks it’s going somewhere.

But like anything else, it takes Repetition to Develop the Habit of Trusting Intuition well enough that it’s automatic, so it Operates as quickly as a thought.  Of course it always does already, so really it’s about Training ourselves to quit using our thoughts to Reject our Intuitions.  Once we’re heading West, the mind will tend to continue heading West.  When I’m out driving around and I’m not sure which way to go, I let my Hands on the steering wheel make the decision which way to turn, rather than Deciding beforehand.  This is an old cartoon, so you may not recognize it, but this kid was a pro at Intuitive Meandering…

Which illustrates another characteristic of Intuition; it comes straight from the Unconscious, so it may not always support our Conscious Egoic Intentions.  Mommy thought the Letters needed to be sent today, but Intuitively, Billy – or the Letters – had other plans.  Time to Change the Subject and Pay Attention.

When you Operate Intuitively, the only Explanation or Justification you ever need to give for your Behavior is that “My Gut told me,” or the equivalent.  Intuition comes to each of us in a different form.  For some of us it’s the Gut, for others the Heart, for others it’s a Voice or a Vision or an Emotion, or a twitch in the third toe, or a “Little Bird.”  Only you know what Channel your Intuition arrives on, based on your Experience with it.  If you don’t know that Consciously already, this would be a good time to PIAVA to gain that Wisdom, but resolve to hold the information lightly.  It may Change, and your Perception of it is likely to get more accurate with Practice.

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