New Province II – Veritas

Our next astroevent is the Station of asteroid Veritas (Truth) on 28 December (8am PST).  It sits next to dwarf planet Orcus (Oath-Breaking) at the top of what we call a “Pointy Square Fez.”  Fez because its shaped like the trapezoidal Turkish hat, and Pointy because, unlike Oblio, it has a point, namely Veritas-Orcus.  While that puts kind of an obvious emphasis on Veritas itself, let’s start with the Fez…

We call this one a “Square” Fez because its sides are Squares (two planets three Signs apart, the red lines), which makes the top and bottom a Sextile and a Trine (blue lines).  Which gives us two related Challenges (Squares), Challenges to Mastery of course.  Why else would we Challenge ourself?  The two Squares are…

  • Moon Square Aletheia – asteroid Aletheia is another symbol for Truth, wo we have our emphasis doubled.  The Moon ultimately symbolizes Authenticity – when your Emotions and Thoughts and Energies are all lined up, without guile.  Authenticity allows the Passion necessary for Manifestation.  So we can think of this as Honesty/Authenticity trebled.  In our day-to-day Lives, how often do we meet this Challenge?  Can we do it even once?  Seems like a biggie.
  • Atropos Square Sun-Lilith-Hylonome – Atropos signifies Endings, and being Conscious, these would be Endings we Choose, right?  Sun-Lilith-Hylonome would be about Rejecting Archetypes that would have us Abandoning whatever Self-Sovereignty is of the Essence for us.  We may have friends to whom we feel no need to Give Away our Power, but it may be quite the opposite with our Lovers.  So we’re Challenged to Abolish some of our Karmic Archetypes. 

They wouldn’t be Karmic if we didn’t Identify with them, as in being Ego-Attached to them, as in Ego Deaths are likely prescribed here.  What are the signs?  Starts with Confusion, right?  We have to Celebrate Confusion, and rigorously Avoid trying to Rescue ourself from it by “Figuring it Out.”  Confusion is a valid Emotion.  Sit with it till you can Embrace it Unconditionally, without having to Change it one iota.  Same with Fear.  Nemesis and Sedna are otherwise engaged, so these will probably sneak up on us.

It’s been a whlle, but you may remember that we’ve said that the key to a Square Fez is the embedded Quincunxes, the green lines.  Quincunxes stand for Curiosity.  Like Confusion, we need to retrain ourselves.  We want the sort of Curiosity that’s akin to Awe and Wonder, like we had the first time we tasted an excellent Bearnaise Sauce.  Jaw-dropping.  It’s not about Figuring it Out.  That’s Fear.  We want to Celebrate Curiosity as another valid Emotion – and one of the best!  Like Love, True Curiosity eschews Judgment.

You can tell when a Romance is dying, because Judgment replaces Curiosity.  It’s no longer “Wow, that’s a Surprising Reaction!”  It’s “I thought you’d say that.”  Romantic Love and Judgment are Opposite sides of the same Coin, and Curiosity is the Edge.  Unconditional Love and Unconditional Curiosity are the Gold that the Coin’s made of.  Strive for Awe in every spare moment.  Cherish “Don’t Know.”  So, what are these Quincunxes about?

  • Moon Quincunx Atropos – “Ganeshi My Love, please Remove All Obstacles to my Learning to Express myself more Authentically.”  Not a Question – the Question is, What Arises when we Contemplate exactly that in all manner of situations?  Fear?  Yes-Buts?  Excuses?  Strategizing?  How will we Respond to these?  Unconditionally Lovingly?
  • Aletheia Quincunx Sun-Lilith-Hylonome – “I Wonder what it would be like to really Revert all of the Archetypes that keep me from Self-Sovereignty in all possible situations.”  Yes, you can spend time Imagining what it would be like.  But again, no Strategizing.  What if you were Completely and Totally Safe at all time?  Worst case, we could get Dead, or be Tortured.  Well, we’ve done that before many times, haven’t we.  Boring!  Why would we Choose that again? 

Now, if it works, working forthrightly with these PIAVAs should Miraculously circumvent the Squares.  If you can actually Stay in Curiosity rather than trying to “Fix” it, then it should work.  Sure, it’s hard.  Just bring yourself back to “Don’t Know” every time you catch yourself working the Puzzle.

Okay, now what about the Point? 

Well, with Orcus sitting around with Veritas, we’ll be Faced with the Truth of All of the Oaths we’ve ever sworn.  “I’ll always Love you, Mommy!”  “I’d do anything for Love, but I won’t do That!”  “I Swear Allegiance to the Emperor!”  “I Vow Never to Betray the Goddess!”  “I don’t Believe they actually stick that thing in here!  I’d never let them do that!”  “I’m not going to Let Them Get Away with it this time!”  “I promise to Love, Serve, and Obey you till Death do us part.”  Et cetera!

Those things – Vows, Oaths, Promises – are so sticky!  They become Archetypes and Unconscious Limiting Beliefs almost as soon as they’re uttered, and they afflict seven generations after you.  Some of our “irrational” Fears are the result of Vows made four generations back, and passed down to us.  We have no idea how our Fear and the original Vow are connected, because the Oaths were rapidly sublimated.  You may not like to go out after dark because of a promise your great great great grandmother made to her mother.

Well, this week we get to see the Truth of our Limiting Beliefs, if we’re Open to it.  But wait, what’s that big blue triangle pointing to Veritas-Orcus?  That’s a “Grand Trine,” signifying Great Blessings!  So we’re more likely to be Blessed with Gentle and Loving Insights, rather than being Tortured by Traumatic Memories that aren’t even ours.  Wouldn’t hurt to even PIAVA that we be Liberated from all PTSD this week.

A Grand Trine means that the three Energies represented by the corners operate smoothly together – the Insightful Truth about the Oaths that Limit us (Veritas-Orcus), our need to Transform the places where our Essential Self-Sovereignty is taken from us by our Archetypes (Sun-Lilith-Hylonome), and our Passion and Authenticity (Moon) – these form a tight Collaboration that will operate without our Control or even Consent.

The Moon moves one Degree every two hours, so if we’re using our normal three Degrees of Sensitivity, the Grand Trine (and for that matter the Fez) will be intact only from about 2am till about 2pm PST on 28 December.  Depending on our own Sensitivity, we’ll be Feeling the Impact of the Veritas Station Conjunct Orcus for several days beforehand.  So there may be some unpleasantness on the way to 2am on 28 December.  If there is, Humor it.  Know that it will Resolve itself when the Grand Trine takes effect, you need only wait.  Try to Imagine that it’s just a Coen Brothers movie, and it’ll be over soon.

This three Degrees of Sensitivity is useful if we’re thinking about What the Current Moment’s Zeitgeist will Feel like.  Suppose we’re starting a new Project this week, though.  This chart would have an impact on the Project, as its Birth chart.  For that, six to eight Degrees of Sensitivity or even more is relevant, even though the three-Degree threshold will still speak to the most Intense parts of your Project.  That would give the Moon a 32-hour window rather than twelve.  And we’d also have to factor in Neptune, Mars, the soon-to-be Stationary Makemake, and Mercury, which are all within eight Degrees of the Veritas Station Degree.  And the planets in the first chart in the Fateful New Moon III – Survival post…

Which would actually be a great Boon, as we’d gain the Manifestation Power of the 2 January Makemake Station*, the Resolve toward Sovereignty in the 29 December Lilith-Venus Initiation*, and the fascinating Educational and Intuitive Blessings of the 1 January Full Moon*, while the Grace in the Varitas Station further Heals the Memories of Abuse in the Quaoar-Saturn Initiation and Liberates more Life Force for us.  Such Projects would include The Year 2018!

* We haven’t written about these yet.

One Response to “New Province II – Veritas”

  1. Debbie Says:

    So much meat in this one Jim. have to reread and reconsider. But for now (and as usual a good reply is just another post) i felt the need to comment that as of today (dec 27th in my neck of the woods, Australia) a potential new project, which is right there smack bang centre in my soul authenticity, emerged. potential new project but with high level connections which just might pull it off. out of the blue i worked all day to twig a few things and get a kind of project plan written. we will see. so im dropping a line because you said “Suppose we’re starting a new Project this week, though. This chart would have an impact on the Project, as its Birth chart. “….and wowee low and behold this new surprising thing dropped out of the blue today. so it seems astrologically this project could be very blessed??? here’s crossing fingers.

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