Timelines III

On 23 January (9am PST) dwarf planet Haumea, which symbolizes Rebirth, reached its semiannual Peak of Influence, which is to say it Stood Still in the Sky.  The chart of its Station will take its place among the many charts vying to influence the next six months.

The Earth is still spinning, so nothing really Stands Still in the Sky, but if you take a snapshot every night at midnight (assuming you’re standing where the Stationary planet is in the Night Sky so the Sun doesn’t blot out your view of the Heavens), you’ll see that the planet really does Stand Still).  And of course the planet is still orbiting the Sun, so no planet really Stands Still.  But from our Perspective, as we also orbit the Sun, we “pass” each of the outer planets twice a year. 

That’s what astrology means by a Stationary planet.  “Tropical” astrology that is – Tropical astrology places planets in a chart relative to where the Sun is on the Northern Spring Equinox (the Aries Point or Cusp of Aries).  So the background stars shift a bit every year (about 50.4 arcseconds per year, one arcminute every 434.5 days or so, one Degree every 72 years or so).  So Tropical astrology is really based on the Seasons, not the Stars.

Of course, now the Seasons are Changing, with Spring coming a bit earlier every year.  I haven’t heard about anyone trying to adjust for that; for astrological purposes the “Spring Equinox” is defined as the moment when the Sun in the Sky stops moving toward the North Pole (or higher off the Southern Horizon at Noon than it was yesterday) and starts moving back toward the Equator (or lower in the Sky at Noon than yesterday).  So far that hasn’t Changed, but stay tuned…

The Haumea Station chart is another case of a Large-Scale Configuration with a zit on the side…

Here the main Configuration is a Yin Gate – a “Golden” (blue) Rectangle divided in two long-wise to give us dos equis verdes.  The Rectangle is “Golden” because the ratio of the lengths of the sides is the Golden Angle of Sacred Geometry fame.  A Yin Gate is a Mystery School that Challenges us to Accept Paradox as the Mystery that it is, without trying to “Resolve” Contradictions or otherwise reduce them to pedantic Either/Ors.  The mind is Dualistic, while Reality is Unitary and Multifarious, so any time we Limit ourselves to Either/Ors we aren’t actually looking at the World, just our 2D mental snapshot of it.  Say Cheese! 

Yin Gates provide the Opportunity to move beyond that Limit, if we’re capable of seizing it.  The basic Paradox here     is about Defending (Mars-Hopi) Fear (Sedna).  A good friend of mine is a rock climber who, when asked about the Terror, remarked matter-of-factly that he just Reframed it – “No, that’s not Fear, it’s Excitement.”  Well, okay. 

Active Respect for All Fears is what Mars-Hopi prescribes, as well as Consciousness that Fear is a gut Reaction to the places where our Respect for All Things fails. 

The “zit on the side” becomes the star of the show – Lachesis-Chiron.  Lachesis is the “Fate” who measures the length of the Timeline, and Chiron represents Despair and Miracle.  Of course we convert Despair into Miracles by Empathizing with our Despair, by Poor-Sweethearting for instance.  The worst kind of Despair is “Unconscious” Despair (where we don’t even consider that What We Want could evolve, because we can’t conceive of the Possibility that it could happen).  So, since we root for Consciousness over Fate, we’ll have Opportunities to Choose to Annul any Contracts that have led us toward Hopelessness.

We can be proactive about it – as Mars suggests – by examining any “Stops” we have between us and What We Want.  What is it that refuses to give us Permission to Receive it?  Maybe we Believe it would Hurt someone if we Got What We Want.  What if we could Get in a way that didn’t Hurt anyone?  I know, that’s not possible, is it.  But there is a way, it’s just Hidden.  You’ll need to PIAVA to find it.  Poor-Sweethearting your Hopelessness and Frustration will help too.

The Lachesis-Chiron pustule is the peak of a T-Square across the Ixion-Chaos Opposition.  So part of the Liberation from Despair for us will involve our Forbidden Genius, who’s familiar with territory far beyond what our usual Self knows.  Close your eyes and Feel around out there beyond the Edge of your World.  What’s the first thing that comes to mind. 

Maybe Scary, maybe so far “out of character” for you that you’re Overwhelmed.  Maybe it’s Exciting, but the Journey between here and there seems exhausting.  Kegel the Fear.  Imagine what you’d Do if you didn’t have to worry about staying “in character.”  Give yourself a Magic Carpet to get to Excitement.  These are Seeds you’re planting.  You don’t have to grow the Leaves, you just have to Water it – that is, spend some time Imagining what’s out there beyond the Edge of your World.

That’s two of the three Oppositions, Mars/Hopi to Sedna, and Chaos to Ixion.  The third is Stationary Haumea/Rebirth itself, Opposite to Uranus/Soul, Eris/Revelation, and Moira/Choice – or Fate, if we fail to Accept the Power to Choose.  Power is never Given, only Taken.  It’s hard to Imagine making Choices that we don’t know are Possibilities.  Spending time out there with Zaphod Beebelbrox’s Infinite Improbability Machine is useful.  Since on some level you do have at least a vague idea about What You Want, Imagination is at your Service.  If you dismiss it as Fantasy, all the better.

Given all the Nessus activity lately, some of us may Feel Cursed or Fated (Moira) to be forced to Uncover (Eris) Memories of Trauma that inhibit the Expression of our Soul Self (Uranus).  Others of us may Choose (Moira) to Invite such Memories into our Lives, in order to bring our Ego closer to our Soul.  The two situations may Feel the same.

Haumea Retrogrades over 26-24 Libra, repeating the territory we’ve covered since September 2017.  That’s the Cusp of the Leo portion of Libra, meaning that what we’re Learning here is how to be Fully Unabashedly ourSelf in our Relationships with Other.  We’ve had some Practice with that over the last few months; now we’ll get to Review and Debrief what we’ve Learned.  We don’t have to Push it; our final exams aren’t until August 2019.  Take your time, but get all the Practice you can.

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