Asbolus 2

As we might Imagine or Intuit (speaking of Asbolus), Mind/Mercury Opposed Intuition/Asbolus when Asbolus was Discovered.  But it’s not as simple as the Mind would like to make it out to be – the Opposition is the central axis of a Yin Gate – a Mystery School here to Teach us about Paradox.  It’s a complex-looking chart, but it’s actually pretty well-Organized…

A Yin Gate is formed when three Oppositions are one Sign apart, here Intuition-Logic (Asbolus-Mercury) flanked by Values-Manifestation (Venus-Makemake), and our Mission in the Lifetime versus the Karma that Resists it (the Nodal Axis).  That’s the red triple-X inside the blue rectangle in the center of the chart, and the accompanying green dos equis.

Paradox just means that Either/Or doesn’t work.  It never actually does, it usually just makes us feel smug, but in Paradox we can’t even get away with that.  We have to figure out how to finesse Both/And instead, which is never easy because the possibilities are endless.  Intuition Informs Mind?  Logic Trumps Intuition?  Hunches Beat Analysis, my Dear Elementary Watson?  We could put almost any transitive verb between them; how do we know what to Choose?

The answer, such as it is, lies in the Oppositions to the corners of the blue rectangle – Values-Manifestation and Mission-Karma.  So, for instance, our Karma might determine our Values (rather than our Heart), which would interfere with Manifesting our Mission.  So Asbolus is likely Ask us to Examine our Values for Self-Sabotage. 

For instance, will today’s Propagandists and Liars perpetuate their apparent Advantage over Truthspeakers and Yintegrists, or will they eventually be held Responsible for their Lies?  Will the folks who Sell their Soul for Greed or Popularity eventually Fall from Privilege?  Those are big issues that aren’t really relevant to us from the Personal Perspective, but they point us to possible chapters in our Fearless and Searching Inventory – When and Why do we fall out of Yintegrity?  Do we ever Sell our Souls for Security or Approval?

It’s even trickier; each of the diagonal Oppositions in the blue rectangle are the platform for a Challenge to Mastery (T-Square, the red triangles).  The Values-Manifestation Opposition is Challenged by Boundaries and Self-Sovereignty (Pallas-Lilith, on the left edge of the chart).  That makes it pretty Clear – when do I Betray my Self-Sovereignty in the name of either Security or Desire (too much debt for instance), or in the name of misplaced Morality (Choosing “Nice” instead of “No” for instance)? 

This is about Paradox, though, so what’s “Clear” is probably more of a clue than a conclusion.

The Mission-Karma Opposition is Challenged by Sustainability (asteroid Ceres, the cuphook symbol in the lower left), seemingly implying that we’ll be better off if we aim for the Long Haul.  As economists say though, in the Long Run we’re all Dead.  Which may not matter if we’ve been Programmed to shoot for Pie in the Sky.  That would seriously interact with our Values-Manifestation Question.  Is “next time’s” Karma more important than “this time’s” Comfort?  What about Self-Love?  What if there isn’t a “next time”?

Lotsa Fun, these Paradoxes, eh?  If the Mind is pleased we’re probably Wrong.  On the other hand, Intuition often leads us into Trouble, because rather than the Answer we seek, it often presents us with the course material we need if we want to gain the Multidimensional Experience from which we will earn Wisdom, rather than Dualistic Knowledge or Certainty.  And we want to be somewhere in between anyway.  Can we Sustain Curiosity?  That’s what the green equis (crossed Quincunxes) suggest anyway.

And we haven’t covered any of the Stellia yet, and only one of the Conjunctions we spoke of in the prior post.  Busy busy, this Asbolus.

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