Happy Lunar New Year 2

Here’s the 26 January 2020 Haumea Station chart… We mentioned part of the Big Red Box with the Cross in it (a Grand Cross, in astrologuese), the Just Trust Yourself! part (Lilith-Eurydike, at the bottom).  We haven’t mentioned yet that Trusting Ourself might require a Molt (the Opposition between Lilith-Eurydike/Self-Trust and asteroid Nemesis/Ego Death).

In order to be able to Grow in Consciousness, we need to be able to Step Outside of our Everyday Ego, into our “Observer Self,” so we can Look Back at Ourself more or less Objectively.  We might have to rely on Friends for that, like we do when we have an Addiction and they’re Intervening on it.  Some folks are Lucky enough to have Friends that are Observant, Insightful, Benevolent, and Tactful enough to be able to help them through their Blocks before they turn into Addictions.  Probably not many, though, or the Planet would be in better shape.

Sometimes we can just “Cognitive” our way through a little Molt.  “Whoa, I do that?  Well, I’ll have to Stop already!” and with a little Effort it works.  But if a Block is a Biggie, like maybe our parents or other caretakers weren’t Skilled enough with their own Emotions to Recognize the difference between Reprogramming a Habit they didn’t like, and Rejecting Us as a Person.  Or if we weren’t Lucky enough to have parents or other caretakers at all and our upbringing was basically feral.

Addiction or not, the Recovery Movement is well worth Studying, because it’s a textbook for Changing Karma of all kinds.  With a Biggie Block that’s very difficult to Own, perhaps that We’d Rather Die than Own, we have to get to “Rock Bottom” and do the “Fourth Step” of the Twelve (the Twelfth Harmonic/Unx is the Pattern-Breaker, the Fourth Harmonic/Square is Dominion, which requires a becoming Adept at a Challenge to Create Self-Confidence) before we find the Motivation to work our way out of it.  Probably where the maxim “If it doesn’t Make you Stronger, it’ll Kill you” comes from.

When our Blocks are Bigger than our Self-Reprogramming Skills, our Molts become Ego DeathsWho We Perceive Ourself to Be has to Change, and since the Ego’s job is to Keep Us Alive, when an Observer Self is on vacation, the Ego thinks We’re Trying to Kill It.  I mean, after all, It is Us, and we don’t always have a Mirror big enough to notice that it’s Us that we’re trying to choke.  Ego astrologers refer to Virgo as a Sign of Criticism and Attention to Detail.

But think about it.  How does one get from the Peak of Self-Adulation, Leo, to Naively Approaching Other, Libra?  Not with a Debutante Ball.  WIth a series of Ego Deaths.  We usually think of our Nemesis as something or someone that’s Out to Get Us.  And it is.  But not You per so, rather your Bad Habits and the Ego that’s Attached to them.  “You can’t tell Me What To Do!”  If we’re Committed to Breaking Through our Karma and finding Samadhi, our Nemeses are our Best Friends.  What a Blessing if we Know that!

Well, just as the asteroid Karma is a symbol for our Karma, the asteroid Nemesis is a symbol for our Nemeses, the places where we need to Volunteer to be a Human Sacrifice (or so it Feels), or at least Volunteer to Surrender an Ego Attachment.  And the asteroid Nemesis/Ego Death is currently crossing (only four more Degrees to go!) The Sign Virgo/Ego Death.

Alas, though, Nemesis just last week decided it wasn’t Clear enough yet, and turned back to do some remedial Work on those last three Issues.  While backing up, it covers just over half of Virgo, from 28 Degrees back to 12.  This Span of Virgo is about, having Realized that Change is Necessary, Committing to Make the Change, and Following Through.

All Signs are divided into twelve 2½-Degree “Duads” or “Dwads,” each of which has it’s own Interpretation.  12-28 Degrees of any Sign constitute the fifth through tenth Duads.  The first Duad is the Sign’s own Duad, eg the “Virgo Duad of Virgo.”  Each subsequent Duad melds the following Sign into Virgo, eg the second Duad of Virgo is the Libra Duad, the third the Scorpio Duad, etc.  So the third through tenth Duads of Virgo are the Capricorn (Just Do It!) through Gemini (What If We Started Over?) Duads.

Since Addiction is covered by so much Shame, I don’t Believe very many people have Studied the Twelve Steps, so let’s list them…

https://al-anon.org/for-members/the-legacies/the-twelve-steps/

“These Twelve Steps, adapted nearly word-for-word from the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, have been a tool for spiritual growth for millions of Al‑Anon/Alateen members [who] share with each other the personal lessons they have learned from practicing these Steps.

“1. We admitted we were powerless over [our Biggie Blocks]—that our lives had become unmanageable (Virgo Duad of Virgo – the Shock of Recognizing that an Ego Death is Necessary).
“2. Came to believe that a [only a Source of] Power greater than our [Ego] could [Help Liberate us] (Libra Duad – Recognizing Other).
“3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of [This Source] as we understood [It] (Scorpio Duad – Getting to the Bottom of our Blocks).
“4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves (Sagittarius Duad – What Do We Need to Let Go Of?).
“5. Admitted to [This Source], to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of [the Blocks we wished to Overcome] (Capricorn Duad of Virgo – Just Get On with the Ego Death, OK?).
“6. Were entirely ready to have [This Source Help us to] remove [our Undesired Patterns] (Aquarius Duad – Recognizing our Need to Fit into Community).
“7. Humbly asked [This Source] to remove [these Undesired Patterns] (Pisces Duad – On our Knees Deploring).
“8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all (Aries Duad – Starting Afresh).
“9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when [it would Create Harm] (Taurus Duad – Making the Changes Solid).
“10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it (Gemini Duad – Inventing Version 2.0 of Ourself).
“11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with [This Source] as we understood [It, PIAVAing] only for knowledge of [It’s Advice] for us and the Power to carry that out (Cancer Duad – Nurturing our New Relationships).
“12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs (Leo Duad – Self-Confidence).”

That’s just the Contrast of Self-Trust (Lilith-Eurydike) to Self-Transformation (Nemesis), the vertical red line.  What about the horizontal red line (Opposition)?  The Big Red Box/Cross is one Unit, and the two lines of the Cross Interact with one another Intimately.  Plus, the four corners of the Box Interact Intimately with their neighbors, as shown by the four shorter red lines (Squares) that make up the outside of the Box.

The horizontal red line is about the Contrast between Our Unlimited Potential (dwarf planet Chaos/Limitlessness) and The Truth about the Transcendent Power of our Hidden Genius (asteroids Veritas/Truth and Bee-Zed/Transcendence, and dwarf planet Ixion/our-Forbidden-Genius).

Ego is to a Person, as Cultural Norms are to a Community.  In order to Change, Communities and Cultures must go through the equivalent of an Ego Death on a Community and Culture Scale.  We don’t have a Concept or Term for that, so we’ll invent one –  “CultEgo Death” till someone thinks of something more descriptive.  The apparent Disorder that we’re Experiencing now, is the Brueghellian picture of CultEgo Death.

Imagine how it Felt for our forebears when the Saturn-Pluto Zeitgeist Changed from 1915’s…

On a ship the sailors lower an old flag and raise a new one: A radical change of allegiance exteriorized in a symbolical act, a point of no return”

…to 1947’s…

“A human soul seeking opportunities for outward manifestation: The yearning for self-actualization”

Remember the turmoil of the 1960s?  And from this to 1982’s…

A person becoming aware of spiritual forces surrounding and assisting them: The realization, at any level of existence, that one is never alone, and the ‘community’ – visible or invisible – is sustaining one’s efforts.”

In the US, the Middle Class has Collapsed since 1982, and the people who have failed to shift their Allegiance from Worship of Wealth and ModComs to Alliance with Spiritual Forces and/or Local Communities (including “Local” on the Internet), with their Unlimited Potential, have Collapsed with it.

I was barely out of diapers in 1947, but I have vivid memories of the post-war economic reorganization and massive floods that Displaced a hundred thousand people within twenty miles of where my parents lived.  Within the Geographic Scale that I lived in at the time, these Changes were as Disruptive as Syria and Tidal Flooding are in the Geographic Scale that I live within now.

And that doesn’t even Consider the more subtle but Lasting Changes that were going on.  I’m sure you Recognize that era’s “Greta”…

Rosie tore up a lot of Social Contracts before she was replaced by Olivia Newton-John in 1982.

The Antichrist constantly tries to Destroy the Ego of everyone whom he Feels Competes with his Ego.  That’s an ancient trick – to Destroy someone’s Effectiveness by Triggering their Ego Death, which often leaves us a blubbering mess for a while.  It’s the same with “our” Biggie Blocks on the Cultural and Community levels.  To Change a Culture, it’s Necessary to Trigger a CultEgo Death.  Look what it took to end the US’s fondness for the Vietnam War…

The Bad Habits that our Culture would like to Reprogram out of us – and did when we were young and more Programmable – are quintessentially the Bad Habits that can Trigger CultEgo Deaths.  Those Bad Habits are the signatures of our Forbidden Genius (dwarf planet Ixion).  For each of us, our Hidden Genius is Exactly whom we Need to Rescue ourself from Oblivion.  Removing our Programmed and Karmic Blocks to letting our Forbidden Genius drive the car, is Exactly how we Each Rescue ourself, and Exactly how we Cumulatively Rescue the Planet and the Species.

That’s what this Rebirth is all about.

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