Self-Judgment and Self-Love IV

The sleeper in the 20 January Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse (9:16 pm PST) is the virtually simultaneous Station of Sappho (9:12 pm PST).  Sappho of course symbolizes Self-Love.  While this is fabulous, what may be most in-your-face are any Impediments you have to Self-Love.  So if you aren’t Ecstatic, now and for the next several days, Rejoice!  You’re getting in touch with exactly what you need to Let Go Of in order to take your next big step into Liberation.  Often the most difficult part of Growth is ferreting out what holds you back, so this is a profound Gift of the Eclipse.

We usually begin our interpretation of any chart with its most Unusual or Significant Configuration, and this won’t be an exception, because both the Sappho Station and the Eclipse are part of a Grand Octile – eight planets more or less equally spaced around the Zodiac.  I don’t recall ever seeing a Grand Octile before in my fifty years of doing astrology, so this is indeed Unusual…

…No, there was one at the Ides of February 2014.  It may not have been as tidy, but it was certainly Prophetic (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/configurations/grand-octile/).

The Eighth Harmonic is about Alignment, Balance, and Justice, giving us the Opportunity to Realign anything in our Lives that’s out of Balance – particularly about the Relationships between the eight principles in the Grand Octile…

  • Any gaps in our Self-Love will be Lit Up so we can Fill them – Sappho.
  • Manifesting our Mission in Real Time and Enjoying the resulting Boost to our Vitality – Eclipsed Moon-Varuna-North Node.
  • Letting Go of Ancient Oaths that have since cemented into Karmic Limitations – Orcus.
  • Reconsideration of all of our Boundaries with everyone and everything – Pallas-Haumea.
  • Expanding and Realigning our Values to match whom we’ve become – Venus-Jupiter.
  • Becoming Aware that we’re Done with what we thought was our unavoidable Karma but turned out to be just Bad Habits that can be Replaced – Sun-South Node-Karma-Atropos-Mercury.
  • Our Relationship to Spirit – Neptune.
  • Our Relationship to our own Soul – Uranus.

A Grand Octile features eight Squares (Challenges), but each is Gifted by an accompanying Mjölnir.  A Mjölnir is formed when a third planet occupies the Far Midpoint of the two ends of a Square.  Ego astrologers refer to it as a Hammer of Thor, implying a threat to the Ego.  We chose the Norwegian equivalent because it implies Lightning – an Illuminating Irresistible Force rather than a Crushing Sledge.  The Vedic Vajra serves the same function.

Our favorite Octile is the Trioctile, three eighths of the way ’round the Zodiac, because it combines the Third Harmonic (Love with Wisdom) and the Eighth (Realignment, Balance) – what could possibly go wrong with that?  Well, okay, we could get our Ego toasted by having to Confront our Resistance to Realigning into Love and Wisdom – Bummer!  With the South Node involved, we could even have to deal with our Held Emotions, the ones “we’d rather Die” than Feel.  Remember the proper syntax is “we’d (Old Ego) rather Die” not “we’d rather Die.”

A Mjölnir is a Square and two Trioctiles; combining Realignment into Love and Wisdom with Lightning, we get Epiphany!  Our eight Epiphanies are…

  • Using Self-Love to Redraw the Boundaries that Keep our Held Emotions and Karma Unconscious (Pallas-Haumea Square Sun-South Node-Karma-Atropos-Mercury Trioctile Stationary Sappho).
  • Expansion into Union with Spirit by Embracing our Deepest Desires (Venus-Jupiter Square Neptune Trioctile Moon-North Node-Varuna).
  • Renouncing our Historical Oaths to Enjoy the Demise of our Karma (Sun-South Node-Karma-Atropos-Mercury Square Uranus Trioctile Orcus).
  • Relaxing the Boundaries that falsely Distinguish between our Self-Love and Spiritual Ecstasy (Neptune Square Stationary Sappho Trioctile Pallas-Haumea).
  • Growing into the Recognition that our Lifetime Mission is to Identify with our Soul (Uranus Square Moon-North Node-Varuna Trioctile Venus-Jupiter).
  • Destroying our Karma by Choosing Self-Love over Discipline (Stationary Sappho Square Orcus Trioctile Sun-South Node-Karma-Atropos-Mercury).
  • Reaching toward Enlightenment by Healing our Impediments to Vitality (Moon-North Node-Varuna Square Pallas-Haumea Trioctile Neptune).
  • Allowing our Soul to Grow by Renouncing and Renegotiating our Commitments (Orcus Square Venus-Jupiter Trioctile Uranus).

Not to mention our eight Octiles…

  • Gracing our Mission with Self-Respect – Stationary Sappho Octile Moon-North Node-Varuna.
  • Choosing Freedom over Commitment – Moon-North Node-Varuna Octile Orcus.
  • Renouncing our Limitations – Orcus Octile Pallas-Haumea.
  • Newfound Perspective and Vision – Pallas-Haumea Octile Venus-Jupiter.
  • Embracing What We Want – Venus-Jupiter Octile Sun-South Node-Karma-Atropos-Mercury.
  • Recognizing the Spirit can Liberate us from what we have Believed to be Irredeemable – Sun-South Node-Karma-Atropos-Mercury Octile Neptune.
  • Merging our Individual Soul with the Goddess – Neptune Octile Uranus.
  • Unconditionally Loving the Gateway to our own Soul – Uranus Octile Stationary Sappho.

Lotsa work to do!  Here’s an assignment from Dan Scranton’s Arcturian friends…

https://danielscranton.com/you-receive-because-you-feel-%e2%88%9ethe-9th-dimensional-arcturian-council/

“You Receive Because You Feel

“What makes you better candidates for receiving the energies that we and the other beings send is that you decided that before you incarnated in this lifetime that you would awaken.  In order to awaken, you would also need to be sensitive, empathic, compassionate beings.

“In order to receive higher frequency energies, you must first be attuned to what feels good and what does not feel good.  This is what makes you all excellent creators.  It makes you all harder to lie to, and it gives you so many different ways to help others.  If you don’t know how something feels when someone else experiences it, then it’s harder for you to have compassion for that person and to hold space for them.

“Now, you also have the opposite end of the spectrum there on planet Earth.  You have people who do not feel much of anything at all, and we have a very hard time reaching them in any way that we have attempted thus far.  Therefore, we need your help in reaching the humans that we can’t, and one thing that you have in common with them that we do not is that you are physical human beings.

“And there will always be a way to reach one of your human cohorts there who needs reaching.  We will continue to deliver the energies to you, and we will continue to implore you to spread those energies around so that others may experience what it feels like to engage with higher frequency energies.”

If it’s your Mission of course.  You wouldn’t want to Commit to anything that doesn’t Serve Your Soul, would you?

2 Responses to “Self-Judgment and Self-Love IV”

  1. alchemist0310 Says:

    so very much to digest…let the buffet begin however! such a beautiful looking chart- and a labor of love in mapping this for us. Thank you. Greatful!

  2. desmene Says:

    Yes… quite the labor of love! Thank you for the beautiful chart and explication, JBuss.

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