Relationships 5

In the 26 August (2am PDT) Getting-Serious-About-Our-Boundaries chart (asteroid Pallas entering Scorpio) that we mapped out in the previous post, we talked about the four corners of the Fez itself…

  • Responding to our Survival Instincts (Pholus-Quaoar)
  • Inertia (asteroid Karma)
  • Expanding our Self-Love (Sun-Juno-Sappho)
  • Forging a New Relationship to Fear and Anger (Klotho-Sedna)

and how they Challenge one another by pairs.  But we know that to Grok a Fez, we need to Pay Attention to the diagonals (Quincunxes), not the sides (Squares).  This gives us different pairings…

  • Responding to our Survival Instincts (Pholus-Quaoar)
  • Forging a New Relationship to Fear and Anger (Klotho-Sedna)
  • Expanding our Self-Love (Sun-Juno-Sappho)
  • Inertia (asteroid Karma)

And a new Relationship between the members of each pair.  Rather than Challenging one another (Squares), the Relationship between these is about Curiosity (Quincunxes)Not the kind of “Left-Brain” Curiosity that Inspires us to dig for Answers, but the kind of “Right-Brain” Curiosity that results in Wonder and Awe.  Remember when you visited the Grand Canyon?  Whenever I’ve been there, there were always more visitors from outside the US than from the US itself.  You might have been Intrigued by the layering in the Sandstone, and even Imagined Water carving it out over Millennia.

But you probably stopped short of trying to “Figure It Out,” because it was too Overwhelming for that.  It was quite literally Awesome.  For those of us programmed by Western European Cultures, Thinking Outside the Box of Cause and Effect is almost impossible.  But when two planets are five Signs apart (Quincunx), that’s exactly what’s Asked of us.  One of the shortcomings of Cause-and-Effect thinking is that is disallows Belief in situations where we can’t Imagine the Mechanism, the Cause of the Effect.  Like Water carving over Millennia.

We can start to Think Outside the Box of Cause and Effect by Focusing on Outcomes rather than Mechanisms.  The Outcome at the Grand Canyon is Overwhelming Immensity of Scale – that’s what Awes us.  For me it’s far more Immense than the Cosmos, because the Night Sky is two-dimensional; those Stars seem to the Reductionist mind more likely to be wallpaper than Infinity.  Not that even they aren’t Awesome, and more Mysteriously so because most of us don’t try to Figure Out the Mechanism of the Cosmos.

So the Major Assignment for us whenever we encounter a Fez, is to Grok the Mysteries in the Quincunxes, without degrading them to Mechanisms. 

Astrological Maestro Dane Rudhyar used to say that the astrological Square (90 Degrees) was the Evolutionary Edge for Huperity.  For me it’s not the Square but the Quincunx (150 Degrees).  The Square was the Evolutionary Edge for the Patriarchy.  The Quincunx has the Potential to Restore Mystery to the World.  Nature without Mystery is a World Enslaved.  It’s the Fundamental Issue facing the Planet.  Mystery and the Sacred are twins.  Without Mystery, Earth is just a lumber yard, and those Species we’ve Extincted weren’t doing much for us anyway, were they.

Preserving Curiosity involves ditching the traditional Inquisitives – Why, What, How, Who, Where, When.  They aren’t easy for our Patriarchal minds to replace.  Even “I Wonder,” one of the silent terms we use in PIAVA, suggests them.  Maybe we can use “I Can’t Imagine” to see if it works…

  • I Can’t Imagine the way Respecting my Survival Instincts might Connect to Reframing Fear and Anger
  • I Can’t Imagine a Relationship between my Life-Long Habit Patterns and Expanding my Self-Love

I know, we immediately start Imagining how these might be Related.  But we can at least keep these Imaginings as Tentative.  Add “Or Something Like That” to the end of each.  If we think we Know the Future, we simply don’t Grow, because our Future is always an extrapolation of our Past.  We need to make room for Surprise.

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