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Charts of the Portals XV

September 27, 2020

In Charts of the Portals XII we were talking about the chart of the 28-29 September 2020 Saturn-Chaos Stations (The Most Important Thing Is to Look Beyond Your Perceived Limitations – If You Could Do Miracles, What Would They Be?) chart…

and its red-triangle Challenges (T-Squares), particularly the Saturn-Chariklo-Pluto Challenge (The Most Important Thing may be to Remember that any Sign of Self-Doubt will be a Red Alert that our Thoughts are leaning toward the Old Paradigm, just when we need to Remain Conscious that the Paradigm is Shifting and we need to Shift with it).

We were about to talk about the Complicated “base” of that Challenge, the Opposition between Mars-Lilith-Eris (Actively Rooting Out Places Where We Deny to Ourself that We Give Away Our Power) on one side and Sappho-Juno-Haumea (Rebirth into Greater Consciousness about the Unconditionality of Our Self-Love) on the other.  We were suggesting that this Opposition should provide Clues about Why It may be Difficult to Maintain Our Confidence that we can Respond Resiliently to the Big Changes that Are Going On.

It’s really Easy to dwell on the minor details of our Daily Lives and Miss the Big Picture, especially when we’re Enervated, as the Big Changes themselves are likely to do to us.  How many of us Understand after all what Kundalini Rising (Varuna-Karma in the Global Climate Change chart) is Supposed to Feel Like.  We’re Hypnotized by Big Pharma to reach for a Drug whenever we’re Uncomfortable, because they’ve made us Believe that Discomfort is to be Avoided at all costs.

If we looked to Cause rather than Symptom, we’d Know that we’re in the middle of a Huge Ego Death (which is why we sometimes feel like we’re “dying,” and occasionally wishing we were).  Rebirth – into Greater Consciousness about the Unconditionality of Our Self-Love – is the flip side of Ego Death.  Unconditional Self-Love includes always Loving whatever is Going On for us in the Present Moment.

Can we really Love Ourself Unconditionally while Aching All Over?  Well, that’s the Assignment.  Find the place in your Body where your Discomfort is Greatest, and just Focus your Attention on it Intensely.  Attention is kind of Love Step One.  Hold your Attention there.  Fear is Hard and Cold, Love is Soft and Warm.  Put your hand on your Discomfort and Warm it Up.  Imagine Softening around it.  When your Attention Wanders, bring it back.  When your Discomfort moves, which it will do, Follow it.  You’ll be Surprised by the Miracles you Create doing this.

Actively Rooting Out Places Where We Deny to Ourself that We Give Away Our Power isn’t much more Fun than Ego Death.  We have Ego Invested in those Places, often Deeply Invested.  Ego is very often Embedded more Deeply in our Body than our Teeth are, and you know how much Fun it is when someone Roots around Trying to Pull Out your TeethIf we Deny these Places to ourself, unless we’re Graced with Insight (which is entirely possible, given the astrology, but we’ll have to Recognize it), that means they’re Unconscious, so we’ll have to use PIAVAs to reach down into the basement and find them.

Since we’re working with Self-Love, you’ll want to add Lovingly and Gently to your PIAVAs.  For instance, a Theta might be something like…

God/Goddess, Creator of All That Is, I Command that I Lovingly and Gently Begin to Recognize the Places Where I Give Away My Power, and that I Begin to Intuit How to Lovingly and Gently Claim My Power Instead.  It Is Done, It Is Done, It Is Done.  Thank You, God/Goddess.  Show Me!

Charts of the Portals XIV

September 27, 2020

As we Descend in earnest into Saturn-Chaos Stations (The Most Important Thing is That We Recognize Our Unlimited Potential in Response to Any Victim Feelings We May Have – for Instance, When We Feel Sick or Get Injured, Do We Recall that It’s Possible to Heal in an Instant, We’ve Just Forgotten How?  We Can PIAVA that We Remember, though!), there are a couple of Sign Changes that we’re experiencing.

On 26 September 2020 (11am PDT) asteroid Lachesis (Ending a Timeline, Unconsciously or Consciously) moves from Virgo (Ego Death) into Libra (Meeting Other).  A “TimeLine” can be any relatively coherent activity occurring in a time period – a Habit, a Relationship, a Chunk of Karma, a Preference, a Judgment, you name it.  The Mythical Lachesis was the Goddess who Measured the Length of your Fate, or a segment thereof.  When our Karma becomes Conscious, it moves from Fate to Choice.  Since we know that Karma is Dead, we can Choose to Excise a Chunk of it anytime we Recognize it and Choose to Respond Differently.

So for the last ten weeks, while Lachesis was in Virgo, we may have been Criticizing ourself, which is what we do when we’re in Judgment or Blame and Forget that we need to do an Ego Death to Escape it.  Or we may have been Feeling like we’re Dying, which is what we do when we’re trying to procrastinate on an Ego Death.  Or we may have been Feeling like “We’d Rather Die than go through That again,” which is what we Feel when one of our Karmic Held Emotions are up in our face so we can Remember that we can just Choose to Let Go Of them and be done with it.

And for the next eleven or so weeks, while Lachesis will be in Libra, the TimeLines that we Let Go Of, or Modify, or Renew, will be about Other – most likely Other People, but possibly Anything we don’t Ego-Identify with.  For instance, we might find ourself feeling like it’s time to make Changes in our Profession or Job, or a Relationship.  We may feel like getting or giving away a Pet.  We may Feel a need to Explore different ways of Relating to the World – becoming less or more Emotional, for instance, or Paying more Attention to our Body, or Meditating instead of Thinking, or Praying more.

On 27 September (12:30 am PDT), Ceres (Sustainability, Sustenance, Resilience, or the Opposite of same) moves from Pisces (Letting Go of Obsolete Emotional Patterns, or Avoiding same) back into Aquarius (Fixed Ways of Thinking, or Letting Go of same).  Ceres has been Adventuring into Pisces since late April, but has now decided it has remedial work to do with Aquarius till 10 November.  Since Ideology is one of the ways that Aquarius likes to Manifest, folks may be more Resistant to Change the Trances they Ego-Identify with.  Since Sympathy is one of the ways that Pisces likes to Manifest, folks may be more Hard-ass.

Should be interesting how the Glomonyavirus evolves, as the Covidiots may get more determined to celebrate their allegedly god-given constitutional right to go naked from the neck up in public just as the Autumn Surge in Viruses arrives.  And even more interesting to see if that shifts anyone’s Political Perspective, or just deepens their Trance.

Charts of the Portals XII

September 24, 2020

We’ll be focused on the “25-Degree chart” for the next several weeks…

We haven’t Felt it since the 17 September 2020 New Moon and the 10 September Exaggeration of our Forbidden Genius (Station of Ixion), but it’s in our face now…

  • Exaggeration of our Intuition (Asbolus Stationary in 26 Gemini) until 6am PDT 25 September.
  • Focus on The Most Important Thing (Saturn Stationary in 26 Capricorn) until 10pm PDT 28 September.
  • Which is likely to be Our Unlimited Potential (Chaos Stationary in 29 Gemini) until 2:30 am PDT 29 September.

We did talk about these, and about Changing our Karmic History, in the Charts of the Portals X post.

  • A Huge Teaching about our Confidence (Chariklo Stationary in 25 Capricorn) till 1:20 pm PDT 3 October.  If we’re Open to it, the Teaching is likely to be that Self-Confidence and Self-Doubt are not Created by External Processes – they are products of our own Internal Decision Process.  The Teaching is Huge because it’s Merged with (Conjunct) and nearly simultaneous with…
  • A Big Shift in the Underlying Trance through which We See the World (Pluto Stationary in 23 Capricorn) through at least 6:30 am PDT 4 October.
  • A New Moon (in 24 Libra) on 16 October (12:30 pm PDT).  A New Moon will paint this Energy over at least the following two weeks.
  • Emphasis on Sustainability and Sustenance (Ceres Stationary in 29 Aquarius) until 10am PDT 18 October.  The first step toward Sustainability is Elimination of the Unnecessary, the Superfluous, and the Self-Sabotaging.  This event also brings us back to the Global Climate Change chart.
  • Learning to Have Respect for All Things (Station of Hopi in 26 Cancer) until 3am PST on 7 November.
  • Two more New Moons (in 24 Scorpio and 24 Sagittarius) on 14 November (8pm PST) and 14 December (8:15 am PST) will carry this Energy through the Capricorn Solstice (2am PST) and the Dawning of the Digital Age (Saturn Initiates Jupiter in 1 Aquarius  at 9am PST) on 21 December.  Small wonder that we’ve been growing out our hair…

And we thought it was because of the Payolavirus.  We’ve Abandoned a lot of Dreams since 1969, haven’t we.  Time to call them back.

So, we should oughta take apart this chart pretty good, eh?  Shall we start with the T-Squares (Challenges), as we often do?  They’re pretty Profound.

When we introduced this chart we were remarking about how unusual it was that it contains five Stations (planets Standing Still and hence Strong).  The chart spans three weeks, but still, five is a lot of Stations.  But we were wrong.  There are actually seven Stations in the chart – we forgot to mark Chariklo and Pluto Stationary – and eight Stations if we count Hopi (Respect for All Things), who joined after we drew up the chart.

The T-Square (Challenge) that Focuses on three of the eight Stationary planets is the obvious place to start.

A T-Square is an Opposition (the “Base” of the T-Square) with a third planet halfway in between.  We draw it as a red triangle by connecting the planets, but if you instead draw lines from the center to each planet, you can see the “T.”   A T-Square puts significant Stress on the third planet, while the first two planets contribute hints about the Nature and Origins of the Stress.  By adding a fourth planet Opposite the third to create a “Grand Cross,” much of the Stress is relieved (or at least Changed), because the latter Configuration is more Balanced.

That would be

  • Saturn (The Most Important Thing) Stationary 28 September,
  • Chariklo (Self-Confidence and Self-Doubt) Stationary 3 October, and
  • Pluto (Compulsion, Change, Formation of a New Background Trance that shifts Cultural Weltanschauungen or Milieux for Huperity) Stationary 4 October.

We might phrase this Triple Conjunction (“Stellium” in astrologuese), by itself, as something like The Most Important Thing is that we Maintain Our Confidence that we can Respond to the Changes Resiliently.

As the Focus of a T-Square, if we were intending to label Difficulties for us to Expect and Prepare for, we might phrase it as something like It may be Difficult to Maintain Our Confidence that we can Respond to the Changes Resiliently.

As the Focus of a T-Square, if we were intending to Coach ourself to Excel, we might phrase it as something like The Most Important Thing may be to Remember that any Sign of Self-Doubt will be a Red Alert that our Thoughts are leaning toward the Old Paradigm, just when we need to Remain Conscious that the Paradigm is Shifting and we need to Shift with it.

So, Shifting How?  Do we have any clues?  Before we look at the Base of the T-Square, does the Triple Conjunction itself tell us anything?

Well, a T-Square is in general about Perceived Problems.  We know we can’t Resolve an Apparent Problem without Changing the way we Think about it.  And Capricorn is about Mechanics.  It’s key phrase is Just Fix It! so Capricorn is about the Mechanics of How we’re going to Fix It.  Capricorn is about Creative Matter (the Cardinal Earth Sign), so we need a New Approach that’s Down-to-Earth, Hands-On, and involves Something Touchable.

So, maybe…

No, no, our “Problems” are bigger than that.  We have to worry about a Climate that’s Out of Control, an Economic System that’s Destroying the Planet and treats it’s Inhabitants (including us) as Expendable “Resources,” Staying Healthy amid for-profit “Medicine,” a Culture that worships Sociopaths and wants to reduce the population of us 99%ers, and the Danger of Techno-Atlantean “Solutions” that make things exponentially worse.  A lot more than darts might Fix.

If we take Capricorn apart to see where in Capricorn we are, the suggestion is that we already know How to do this (we’re late in Capricorn, at the 22½-25° Libra Duad and 25-27½° Scorpio Duad, which are about taking the Mechanical Solution we already know, and subjecting it to User Testing/Libra and Torture Testing/Scorpio).

(The Stages of Capricorn might be described as 0-2½° Capricorn Duad, the Mechanics of what we’re looking at; 2½-5° Aquarius Duad, Intellectual context; 5-7½° Pisces Duad, Reject attachment to old approaches; 7½-10° Aries Duad, Experiment with new approaches; 10-12½° Taurus Duad, Test same; 12½-15° Gemini Duad, Debrief testing; 15-17½° Cancer Duad, Review higher purposes; 17½-20° Leo Duad, Design; 20-22½° Virgo Duad, Critique; 22½-25° Libra Duad, User testing, 25-27½° Scorpio Duad, Torture testing; 27½-30° Sagittarius Duad, Deployment.)

Recognize that, if we aren’t the UN Secretary General, Solving The World’s Problems is just Mental Masturbation.  So, when we look at how (1) Climate and (2) Environment and (3) Food/Shelter and (4) Health and (5) Culture and (6) Survival and (7) Technology Impact us as Individuals and our Immediate Community, What Do We See?  We could actually make a list of our most pressing specific, tangible (Capricorn, eh?) Issues in each of those seven categories, Ask ourself What Do We Already Believe Might Help Us with This Issue for each of the seven, and start Testing each one to see How Well it Works.

Delegate (Libra Duad, eh?) parts of this Testing to other members of your Immediate Community, and when it looks like something might Resolve one of the specific tangible Issues, get your most Persistent Community member to “Torture Test” it to see how Resilient it will be in Changing Situations, and make adjustments accordingly.

There aren’t any Victims or Complainers in Capricorn, only Engineers.  It won’t look like they Expect it to in Engineering School, but we all have Inner Engineers – it’s just about Looking at a Problem, Imaging what that’s within our Span of Control might address it, and Trying them out to see if they work.

We do need to add a few steps that Engineers might not be used to, though.  Remember that we have to Change the Way we Think if we want to really address an apparent Problem.  One way to do that is to Ask, What if this isn’t Really a Problem, but a Spontaneous Solution to some other Problem that we haven’t Recognized?  For instance, the Zambonivirus “instantly” Solved the otherwise-intractable Problem of Stopping Predatory Capitalism from Rushing to Destroy the Earth, at least to some extent.  That might turn out to be The Most Important Thing that happened this year.

We’ll look next to see what clues we can glean from the Base of the Saturn-Chariklo-Pluto T-Square.

Charts of the Portals XI

September 24, 2020

That Guilt and Self-Doubt we’ve been Feeling all day is a correlate of the Challenge (T-Square) to our Willingness to Notice when we’re Feeling Guilt or Self-Doubt (Nemesis) and Choose to Feel Otherwise.  Said Challenge (T-Square) is part of the Strong Temptation to Give Away Our Power (Station of Hylonome) that’s in today’s chart…

Of course one way to Choose to Feel Otherwise is to Own Up to whatever vile thing we did that we’re Feeling Guilty about, and Make Amends.

More likely though that we haven’t done anything vile, we’re just picking up on a random thread of our Karmic Guilt, or even Guilt on the airwaves from a neighbor.  Karma is a Muscle – the more we Work it, the Stronger it gets, and the more we Revert it, the Weaker it gets.  It’s just a Choice – following a Noticing.  The more we Choose Otherwise, the sooner we Notice, and the sooner we Notice, the easier it is to Choose Otherwise.  Reverting our Karma is a Virtuous Cycle.

So I’m guessing that for most of us, today was just about Practicing Responding to Guilt or Self-Doubt with Loving Kindness toward ourself.

The rest of the Challenge (the base of the T-Square) is Complicated – it has Trust and Respect for All Things (Eurydike-Hopi) on one end and Boundaries, Claiming our Power, and Expansion (Pallas-Stationary Hylonome-Jupiter) on the other.  While it’s been ten days since Jupiter was Stationary, it’s still moving at a slow walk, so it will hype up that Strong Power-Claiming quite a bit, while it will be much easier than usual for us to Notice it – that is, Set a Boundary between it and our usual Unconscious Tendency to Ego-Identify with it.

I keep waiting for someone who’s used to Ego astrology to ask, “Hey, wait a minute!  How can Hylonome be Giving Away Our Power in one paragraph and Claiming Our Power in the next??” – but no one ever has.  So I’ll answer it anyway.

The Observing Mind is Dual.  It specializes in Either/Or.  The Universe is Both/And.  If you can Think Of it, it’s going on somewhere, and that doesn’t count all the things you haven’t Thought Of yet, which are also going on somewhere.  That’s why we Enjoyed Hitchhiker’s Guide so much – it demonstrated what we actually already knew but weren’t allowed to admit because in Western Culture the Non-Dual is an SEP Field.  Otherwise we wouldn’t be able to so Enjoy huffing up our Ego Field with Judgment, would we.

So yes, astrology points out the Dimensions, not the Directions.  The Dimension of Hylonome is about Our Power, and either Claiming It or Surrendering It.  The Direction is Giving Away on one side, and Claiming on the other.  Direction is Either/Or, Dimension is Both/And.  Hylonome Exaggerates Our Power and What We Do With It.  Whether we Use it to Support Our Own Choices and Goals and Desires, Use it to Suck Up to someone whom we Believe might Support Our Choices and Goals and Desires, or just Squander It in “Oh, I’m sorry!” unnecessary Niceness, is our own Moment-to-Moment Choice.

This is why a Guideline of Manifestation is to Avoid Asking for anything using Negation.  To the Dualistic Observing Mind, the Yes-or-No part is what’s critical – Abundance or Scarcity for instance.  But to the Unconscious, which is the Source of our Power to Manifest Energy into Form, Abundance and Scarcity Live on the same Dimension.  A request for Less Scarcity may well register as a request for Scarcity, because the Genie behind the curtain is focused on the Dimension.

In the Jungian World at least, the Unconscious is also the seat of our Urge to Wholeness.  It’s an Original Blessing, not an Original Sin.  From this Perspective, which is the one we usually use, the Genie will hear our request for Less Scarcity as a request for a Curriculum on Scarcity, so we can Learn it’s Edges.  Long term, that’s probably the most effective approach to Abundance, but if What We Want is Abundance, we want to Ask For that end of the Dimension.

Of course, if we’re Expecting more Abundance than our Karma Reversion merits, the Genie will deliver an Illustration of the Karma that blocks the path.  That’s why the full PIAVA process requires that we first, PIAVA What We Want.  Then second, Change the Subject so our Old Patterns don’t contaminate our PIAVA with their usual Yes-Buts and What-Ifs.  And third, if we don’t get what we’ve PIAVAedPay Attention to What We Did Get, because it can Lead us through our remaining Karmic Impediments.

If we can manage to convert our Original-Sin Beliefs about a Universe that’s “red of claw and sharp of tooth”…

…as Marlin Perkins used to describe it, to a Universe that has our Best Interests at Heart, then we can Seek the Benefit in everything that befalls us.  It’s a Powerful Practice to PIAVA in reverse – when we’re Surprised by something we haven’t been Aware that we’ve been Asking for, we can PIAVA “who was that Masked Man” who Asked for that?

There’s an excellent chance that he or she or it is actually One Of Us, maybe a part of us we haven’t even met yet.

Which is basically what the other side of the T-Square base says, Trust in Respect for All Things (Eurydike-Hopi) – in a Benevolent Universe and a Wholeness-Seeking Unconscious, there are only Friends.

Charts of the Portals X

September 23, 2020

From Charts of the Portals VIII

“A Caveat though – we’ve also entered the Province (in Time) of Exaggerated Dependence or Exaggerated Independence (Hylonome Stationary till 5pm 23 September 2020 in 5 Capricorn).  That’ll put a very different twist on our Debriefing of what we’ve Learned this year about Self-Love and Consciousness around Relationship (Sappho and Juno in Libra).  For instance, if you’ve considered or experienced Big Changes in a Relationship, it may well Evolve Rapidly in the next few days.

“By all means Take Advantage of what you’ve Learned about yourself and Others, and especially Act to Expand your Consciousness and your Self-Love, but recognize that this ‘Crisis’ stage will probably be Temporary.  If you’re on the verge of Life-Scale Relationship Changes, you may want to ‘sleep on it’ for several days first.  It’s a great time to make such Changes, but if they’re done ‘in the heat of the moment’ you may regret it later.”

This astroevent is in our Jupiter Station chart…

Of course, all three of these charts are active all of the time this month, but this one is front and center this week.

Before we get there though, starting at 7:30 am PDT 23 September, the Moon goes Out of Bounds again, meaning we’ll be more Emotional than usual.  That also means that Our Instincts will be Sharper than they usually are.  Which can make trouble – we could misinterpret our Instincts to think that they mean we must be “right,” and let our Strong Emotions take over.  Don’t be surprised by an uptick in assaults and worse – but stay out of one yourself, K?  This lasts till 5:40 am PDT 25 September.

Dubya could have his invasion and destruction of the cultural history of Iraq (to erase all that evidence about his benefactors the Anunnaki) under cover of this Confusion between Instincts and Emotions, in his followup to the previous Moon OOB period and the WTC.  Don’t let the Antichrist pull off the same kind of tricks.

Meanwhile, till 6:10 am PDT 25 September, our Intuition is Exaggerated – or our ability to Ignore it! (Asbolus Stationary in 26 Gemini)It’s a fabulous time to Notice that we’re Ignoring it, and correct that Habit.  The Difference between our Intuition and our Instincts is subtle.  It would be useful for us to Explore that Difference here where they’re in sharp contrast.  Our Strong Intuition Lights Up the same Energy (chart) that we Experienced early in the month when our Creative Genius was Standing Out (Ixion Stationary, 10 September)

Which happens to be an Energy we’ll be Suffering Under – Wait!  I mean, Living With a lot for the next while, as it’s the major Energy in all of the following…

  • Focus on The Most Important Thing (Saturn Stationary in 26 Capricorn) until 10pm PDT 28 September.
  • Which is likely to be Our Unlimited Potential (Chaos Stationary in 29 Gemini) until 2:30 am PDT 29 September.

Remember that we likely just had a Big Breakthrough on this…

“So we use the Energy in our Survival Instincts, which run about as Deep as any Energy, to Excite our Passion for Growing our Unconditional Self-Love, [which in turn] Allows our Karmic Limitations to Shift and Open Up our Boundless Potential so it Changes our Emotional History and Creates a [New] Internal Reality (Emotion<->Thought) that Sustains the Truth of our Heart.”

Changing our Emotional History isn’t as hard as it sounds – we do it every time we have a significant Change of Perspective on some Profound past event, or Forgive someone at whom we got very Angry when we Realize that it wasn’t their Fault, or See the World through New Eyes for any of a number of other reasons.

Also notice that these two Stations (Saturn and Chaos) Relate to one another through Curiosity (Quincunx)The Most Important Thing is likely to be Our Unconstrained Potential, but we need to Grok the fact that Our Potential is far more Multidimensional than our Dualistic Mind can ever Understand and Utilize Effectively.  The only way we can work with our Unlimited Potential is via a Tool that is as Unlimited, namely our Intuition.  The thick plottens, doesn’t it.

The Saturn Station is of course the second step in our Initiation into the Digital Age, the first being the 12 September Station of Jupiter, as the two prepare to Merge at the Capricorn Solstice.  Opening to our Unlimited Potential will be a very valuable part of Creating Our Own Reality in the Digital Age, which may entail a lot of Suffering for those who Don’t Have This Luxury.

  • A Huge Teaching about our Confidence (Chariklo Stationary in 25 Capricorn) till 1:20 pm PDT 3 October.  If we’re Open to it, the Teaching is likely to be that Self-Confidence and Self-Doubt are not Created by External Processes – they are products of our own Internal Decision Process.  The Teaching is Huge because it’s Merged with (Conjunct) and nearly simultaneous with…
  • A Big Shift in the Underlying Trance through which We See the World (Pluto Stationary in 23 Capricorn) through at least 6:30 am PDT 4 October.

It’s going to be a very busy couple of weeks.

Charts of the Portals IX

September 21, 2020

When our Responsiveness to our Survival Instincts finally Reboots “for good” (for far longer than our Lifetimes anyway) in 2022 (Quaoar Initiates Pholus, 21 February 2022, in 7 Capricorn), the event is not Cuspal.  The “Stinkbug chart”…

…occurs on the Cusps between Signs, which is astrological important, particularly for Blessings (Trines).  Trines represent Dumb-Luck Blessings because they usually connect Signs of the same Element (Fire, Air, Earth, or Water).

For instance, considering Emotions or Water Signs, Cancer (Cardinal Water) Generates Emotions, Scorpio (Fixed Water) Consolidates them, and Pisces (Mutable Water) Changes them.  So there is a Natural Flow of Energy between the three Signs, which Allows us to potentially be Complete with a Transaction.

The Grand Trine in the Stinkbug chart, however, includes two Mind (Air) Signs – Chaos in Gemini (Mutable Air) and Sappho-Juno in Libra (Cardinal Air), and one Emotion (Water) Sign – Aletheia-Ceres-Gonggong in Pisces (Mutable Water).  So the Energy of the Stinkbug Grand Trine starts by Generating Dualities (Libra), then Changing the Emotions (Pisces) that evolve from these Thoughts, and then Changing the Thoughts (Gemini) that arise from the New Emotions.  Rather than Flowing Smoothly to Completion, this Pattern is more likely to Increase Complications and Confusion.

Of course Confusion is the first Stage of Growth, to it’s not to be rued, but it may not be as obviously Dumb-Luck as the average Trine.  It’s still a Grand Trine, so the Grace is definitely there, it’s just likely to be disguised.  Prepare to be Surprised when Apparent Difficulties become Unexpected Blessings.

Now if we factor the planets into this equation…  The Energy of the Stinkbug Grand Trine starts by Generating Dualities around Self-Love and Consciousness (Sappho-Juno), then Changing our Emotions around Truth, Sustainability, and our Personal and Karmic History (Aletheia-Ceres-Gonggong) that evolve from these Thoughts about Self-Love and Consciousness, and then Changing Thoughts that arise from these New Emotions into Expansive Fantasies about How It Could Be (Chaos).

In other words, we could be Experiencing Glimpses of the World In Which We Really Want to Live while Dreaming for once that they might be Possible – which will Feel Complicated and Confusing.  All our Life, with a lot of help from Others, we’ve been Discounting the Possibility of Achieving our Dreams, so that will be the first Pattern that arises.

But this is dwarf planet Chaos.  It’s not about Possibility, it’s about Potential.  So don’t Discount your “Expansive Fantasies” here, instead use them as the ground for your Focus on The World You Want to Live In, whenever you catch yourself thinking about The World you Don’t Want to Live In.  Remember that we’re at a Crossroads here, and we’re wasting the Fruits of a Hard-Fought Lifetime if we Decide to be Victimized by all of the Changes that are Going On and will increasingly be Going On.

Another Caveat…  We Create the Dynamic way by Discounting the Improbable and Planning all of the intermediate steps to Building what we want to Bring into Form.  Dynamic Manifestation requires that we know What We Want, What It Will Look Like, and How to Build It.  It’s not Possible to Change Our World with those Constraints.  We need Magnetic Manifestation – PIAVA – to Create What We’ve Never Created, only Craved.

So besides indulging your Karmic Habits of Discounting What You Want, the second-best way to Kill it is to Believe that you have to know How to Create it.  Magnetic Creativity works by Focusing on What You Want and assiduously avoiding Focusing on the Mechanisms that might Create it.  You’re in Design here, not Engineering.  You Build the Energy, and let the Form come to you – that’s the Magnetic part!

So, if you get Confused here, Let It Be.  We need to be able to Sit with Confusion as an Emotion, without trying to “Fix” or Change it, if we are going to use it as our Engine for Growing Consciousness.  And if things get Complicated, Laugh it Off.  The Complications are part of the Engineering.  Your job is to Hold your Single-Minded Focus on What You Want.

Now, as of today, Self-Love (Sappho) and Consciousness Growth (Juno) have moved out of Creative Thought (Libra), and into Consolidating Emotion, aka Passion (Scorpio).  So our Process has Changed.  Our Dumb-Luck Grace no longer has a Motivator (Cardinal Sign).  Chaos won’t get to Cancer (Cardinal Water) till 2023, so we’re going to have to look elsewhere for a Starter.  In other cases, we’d have to Generate the Motivation ourself, but in this case we’re in luck, we have a Kite (a fourth planet midway between two of the Grand Trine planets) and the top of the Kite is in Capricorn (Cardinal Earth)!

So now the Energy begins with How We Want to Respond to Our Physical Survival Instincts (Pholus-Quaoar in Capricorn).  Praying for a Planetary Healing is Noble, and every bit helps.  But Praying (PIAVAing, Meditating) for the World that WE Want to Live In, for the World that Supports Our Own Personal Survival and Bliss, adds a whole ‘nother Dimension, namely our Personal Passion, without violating anyone else’s Freedom to Manifest their own Reality – on their own World, not ours.

To move the Energy from Creation to Stabilization to Change (Cardinal-Fixed-Mutable), we need to run the Kite backwards (Capricorn-Scorpio-Gemini-Pisces).  So we use the Energy in our Survival Instincts (Pholus-Quaoar in Capricorn), which run about as Deep as any Energy, to Excite our Passion for Growing our Unconditional Self-Love (Sappho-Juno in Scorpio) to Allow our Karmic Limitations to Shift and Open Up our Boundless Potential (Chaos in Gemini) so it Changes our Emotional History (Gonggong/OR10 in Pisces) and Creates an Internal Reality (Emotion<->Thought) that Sustains the Truth of our Heart (Ceres-Aletheia)which will Change (Pisces) as we bring it out of our Hope Chest and wipe away the Spiderwebs.

Charts of the Portals VIII

September 21, 2020

Today, 21 September 2020, we’re back to the Global Climate Change chart, our “Stinkbug chart.”  On the Flying Squirrel’s right front paw we found the symbol for Self-Love (asteroid Sappho) Merged with the symbol for Growth in Consciousness (asteroid Juno).  Last Friday, Self-Love finished a nine-month course in the knife-edge between Relationship and Self-Sovereignty (Sappho in Libra), and began a three-month tutorial called “Is That Really Unconditional Self-Love?(Sappho in Scorpio).

Since early last November, we’ve been Growing in Consciousness through our Experiences with other people (Juno in Libra).  You know, How can you wear that Mask?  Don’t you know it’s Unconstitutional?  Of course, if we didn’t Notice that we were in Judgment and spend a few minutes Wondering why someone else’s Idiocy would trigger our own Emotions so much, we sort of missed the point.  We interpret Juno as Growth in Consciousness because the Mythical Juno was Merged with Jupiter, and her greatest Opportunity to Grow was in Recognizing that the two of them weren’t actually the same person.  So Libra is particularly Instructive for Juno.

Starting today (4am PDT), we’ll instead be Growing in Consciousness through our Experience of Ourself (Juno in Scorpio).  Since the Essence of Scorpio is Fearlessness, we’re likely to move into some places that are Painful for our Ego.  We’ll probably be ahead to remember that Self-Judgment isn’t Self-Loving.  As with Sappho (undoubtedly a “coincidence”), the Dance through Scorpio only lasts about three months.

Astrology tends to do this – no matter what astrological Metaphor or Scale you use, the answer is often the same.  For instance, we could ignore all of the Global Climate Change (Pholus-Quaoar) and Digital Age (Jupiter-Saturn) and Patriarchy (Uranus-Pluto) Big-Picture trends, and just notice that while we’re going through this “Constitutional Crisis” everyone who’s anybody –

What after all is more Important for the future of Huperity than Unconditional Self-Love and Growth in Consciousness??

 – is in Scorpio, which is all about Getting to the Bottom of Things.

In order to Grow our Consciousness, one of the prerequisites is Knowing that All There Is Is Now – Frequently Asking ourself, What’s Going On In the Present Moment?  That usually Relieves us of such Follies as Believing the Contents of Our Silly Old Thoughts, and even often Allowing our Emotions to Dance our Thoughts into a Tizzy.  Getting into the Present Moment with our Emotions is a little like doing a Poor-Sweetheart – when we go from I Am Angry to I Feel Anger we Shift our Identity.

Even after only a few hours, I’ll wager that if you look, you’ll Notice that at least once already today, you’ve been naturally Inspired to Shift your Perspective on Patterns that you Live and Act Out daily.  The Insights I’ve had today promise to be Life-Changing, and you’ve probably had some of those too.

A Caveat though – we’ve also entered the Province (in Time) of Exaggerated Dependence or Exaggerated Independence (Hylonome Stationary till 5pm 23 September in 5 Capricorn).  That’ll put a very different twist on our Debriefing of what we’ve Learned this year about Self-Love and Consciousness around Relationship (Sappho and Juno in Libra).  For instance, if you’ve considered or experienced Big Changes in a Relationship, it may well Evolve Rapidly in the next few days.

By all means Take Advantage of what you’ve Learned about yourself and Others, and especially Act to Expand your Consciousness and your Self-Love, but recognize that this “Crisis” stage will probably be Temporary.  If you’re on the verge of Life-Scale Relationship Changes, you may want to “sleep on it” for several days first.  It’s a great time to make such Changes, but if they’re done “in the heat of the moment” you may regret it later.

Charts of the Portals VII

September 21, 2020

I don’t recall ever seeing the Talismanic figure that forms the primary Configuration of the 15 September 2020 Global Climate Change (Pholus-Quaoar Station) chart…

It’s comprised of a Kite (the blue diamond), an upside-down chinstrapped Square Fez (the Sedna-Varuna-Sappho-Pholus-Aletheia outside container), and a Pentangle (four internal green diagonals and one blue crossbar), all superimposed on one another.  Forgive the kink in the central vertical axis – that’s operator error.  We don’t have a label for this Configuration, so we’ll have to “call ’em as we sees ’em,” and give it the not-so-flattering name of Stinkbug…

Which is interesting for a Global Climate Change chart, since one of the symptoms of the Change in the US and Europe has been an invasion of food-crop-destroying Brown Marmorated Stinkbugs from Asia.  The Configuration is also reminiscent of Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Dude…

It’s a version of the Flying Squirrel (with tail) Configuration, but stands out because the Pentangle is so perfectly vertical.  Which of course is considered Fortuitous, as an inverted Pentangle, being Unbalanced, is sometimes used as a form of Curse, while the more-Stable nose-up Pentangle can be considered a Blessing, and a symbol for Venus.  Of course that’s a Dualism, and we know Dualisms are always Political, as Spiritual Propositions are Both/And, not Either/Or.

The “Grand” Configurations in classical astrology, are characterized by summing to 12 Signs (the Grand Sextile is six Angles of two Signs each) or to 360 Degrees (the Grand Quintile is five Angles of 72 Degrees each).  The Square Fez is two Angles of three Signs (Squares), one of four Signs (Trine), and one of two Signs (Sextile), summing to 12.  Even though the Fez and the Flying Squirrel aren’t “Grand,” they are Major Configurations, because they fill the Zodiac, summing to 12 Signs.

The Pentangle sums to 24 Signs (four Angles of five Signs and one Angle of four Signs).  Which could form part of the basis for the Pentangle’s reputation for Magic.  It’s a SuperMajor or HyperGrand Configuration, with the additional feature that the ratios of its various line segments compute to the Golden Ratio, or φ.

But what does it mean?  The essential character of a Flying Squirrel is Coasting – Slacking off to some, or Slowing Down, Lookin’ for Fun and Feelin’ Groovy, kind of what the Corduroyvirus has Allowed for Introverts…

In the context though, I’d interpret it as a comment by Mother Gaia that Huperity is Coasting when it should be Getting It Together and Responding to its Arm-Waving-and-Screaming Survival Instincts rather than Pretending that Business As Usual can resume.

The Kite Directs Great Dumb-Luck Blessings toward the top – toward Pholus-Quaoar.  A Hubris-prone Vitruvian Dude, though, will Receive Blessings through his Ego, assuming that he’s Blessed because he’s so incredibly Competent.

Charts of the Portals VI

September 19, 2020

Yesterday, 17 September 2020, we had a New Moon in 26 Virgo (4am PDT), “A boy with a censer serves a priest near the altar.”  Its chart is one of the several we’ve been working with, the one with five Stations on it (A “Station” is when a planet Stands Still in the Sky, which is when the Influence of said planet is at its Strongest, which is why we emphasize them so much)

We’ve already (9-10 September) Experienced the Exaggeration (Station) of the Need for Action (Mars) and of our Hidden and perhaps Forbidden Genius (Ixion).  We’ll be Exaggerating our Intuition (Asbolus) on the 25th, our Priorities (Saturn) on the 28th, and our Boundless Unfulfilled Potential (dwarf planet Chaos) on the 29th.

(I’m being lazy saying “on,” because the impact of a Station usually builds for the week or so prior to when it peaks (the “on” point), and then often declines.  So rather than “on” I should be saying “till at least.”  I’m introducing a new color, one that means “this is an aside that can help make sense of what I’m saying, but you can skip it if it’s already Clear as Mud.  Oh, and for review, the pinky color is an optional aside in astrologuese, and the teal color is a link to more information yet!  So the format is sort of Either <English (astrologuese)> Or <Astrologuese (English)>.  Make sense?)

That was yesterday.  Then today, 18 September (1:20 am PDT), we finished a nine-month home-study course on how our Self-Love Dances with our Relationships – or not (asteroid Sappho in Libra), and now we’re beginning a quick three-month workshop on Deepening our Self-Love closer to the Unconditional (Sappho in Scorpio), partly based on that we’ve recently brought into Consciousness about how we tend to Compromise Self-Love to Make Room for Other in our Life.  As we move through the several Imminent and many Slowly Evolving Changes that approach, Unconditional Self-Love will prove to be critical to our Successful Navigation of the Shoals.

Meanwhile, we’re in the process of stumbling through a Summary-and-Detail about the monumental Portals coming up here in the Back End of 2020.  We’ve been Anxious about how some of the Changes will Unfold, and today we got hit with one that wasn’t in the Almanac but which could prove to be the most Monumental of them all, the headline…

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies And Creates A Constitutional Crisis

(https://abovethelaw.com/2020/09/ruth-bader-ginsburg-dies-and-creates-a-constitutional-crisis/).  Deja Vu 2000 all over again.

Which makes it all the more important that we Realize that We Are Lightworkers.  We are not Victims of the Circumstances or the astrology or our Anxiety or our Fate – unless we Choose to be.  We Took this Lifetime to Change the Earth, not to Nail ourself to its Cross.  We just Forget who we are, and think we’re an Ego or a Body or an Emotion instead of a Multidimensional Beam of Light.  No Blame, it’s Designed that way.  Without Immersion in EarthLife, we’d have no Empathy for the clammy, palmsweaty Reality of being trapped in a Body and an Ego and a Dualistic Mind. 

But the Bell is Ringing, and it’s Time to Wake Up.

It’s a common Choice that the Universe offers – do we want to Get Intense and Get It Over With, or do you want to drag it on as Karma for another couple of Millennia.  I ran across this quote today, from Patrick Noble…

https://www.feasta.org/2020/06/25/being-nothingness-cumquats-and-walter-scott/

“The central premise of all I write is that we must embrace tragedy – that there is no other course, but to take the tragic rite of passage towards the light on the other side.  Our ways of life are causing terrible tragedies.

“For me, another essential mantra is that comedy and tragedy share identical plots – the one of mind – the other of heart.  Of course, as we see in the best writing and hear in the best and deepest music, comedy and tragedy can weave together as one – just as heart and mind are one.

“It is illogical to say that we cannot act out remedies, because of the tragedies they’d cause to our tragedy-causing ways of life.  Is that not the archetype for the best stage comedies and tragedies?  Of course, we could also say, it is illogical to say that we cannot act out remedies, because of the ridicule and laughter they’d draw from those still engaged in ridiculous ways of life.”

That last paragraph is a little dense; let me paraphrase… “It’s stupid to say we can’t Change because Change would destroy What Was and that would be a Tragedy – because What-Was was a Tragedy!  The Tragedy of destroying an Addiction to a different Tragedy is the essence of Drama.  It’s also stupid to say we can’t Change because we’d be Ridiculed by those who are Ego-Attached to What Was – because being Ego-Attached to What-Was was Ridiculous!”

In other words, the sooner we want the Patriarchy to Self-Destruct, the more Rope we need to give it.  Yes, we’ll probably have to give up Privileges when it Falls, but what will take their place?  Probably something similar to what we’ve been Imagining will take their place.  If you’ve been imagining Poverty or Violence or Hunger or Privation, then what do you think you might be Creating?  We are Powerful Manifesters, and we Manifest by first Creating the Energy of we want to Manifest.  There are many situations where it could be Unconditionally Self-Loving for us to Manifest Poverty or Violence or Hunger or Privation, if for instance we were Simulating it so we could later Empathize with it and help Heal Addictions to it.

But if that’s what we’re Imagining now, I hope we’re doing it Consciously, and for a solid purpose.

Charts of the Portals V

September 15, 2020

Our 15 September 2020 (till at least 11:20 am PDT) Celebration of Survival and Response (Stations of Quaoar and Pholus)

…includes these features…

The first step to actually Accepting the Global Climate Change Challenge (Pholus-Quaoar) will be to ship the Deniers off with a few fishhooks, several Sheep, some Dandelion seeds (they’re very nutritious and they’ll grow anywhere), a Moai, and all the Money they can eat, to live on those newly Ice-free mountains in Antarctic.  Then we can All Pull Together to Create the World We Want to Live In, and the Opportunities will be Enormous (Pholus-Quaoar Opposite dwarf planet Chaos [Unlimited Potential]).  If that sounds fantasmagorical to you, your Assignment is to Imagine it for us, eliminating all Negativity and just keeping What You Want.

Of course there’s a possibility that our Karma could intervene and we could Forget that Everyone’s Truth of the Heart is Different, and if we’re going to make something Sustainable Together we’re going to have to Figure out how to Express the Truth of Our Own Heart without Negating Anyone Else’s Truth, and Accept the Truth of Everyone Else’s Heart without Believing it Conflicts with Our Own Truth (a T-Square to Gonggong aka OR-10 [Intrustive Memories, including Karma], Ceres [Susainability], and Aletheia [Truth of the Heart]).  If that sounds fantasmagorical to you, your Assignment is to Imagine it for us, eliminating all the Yes-Buts and just keeping What Will Work.  (We’re speaking of Truths, not Actions.)

Just to show us how Important this Truth of the Heart Business is to the equation, the Universe scheduled the symbol for the Truth of the Heart to be Super Strong (asteroid Aletheia Stationary almost exactly 24 hours after the Pholus Station, in a very tight Unx [Pattern-Breaking] Angle) just as Global Climate Change is Lit Up (Pholus-Quaoar).

To Manifest our Fantasies, we’ll need to Transform our Fear to Power (Sedna) and Transcend our Addiction to the Victimhood of Fate (asteroids Bee-Zed and Moira in the base of the T-Square; Bee-Zed was recently given a Real name, Ka’epaoka’awela).  Fate is only Fate while we remain Unconscious.  Once we Merge our Egoic Identity with our larger Soul Self, Choice replaces Fate.

Conveniently, we’re aided by another set of “Problems,” the solution to which will provide Insights into How We Can Imagine our “Impossible” Outcomes.  In order to Imagine the Phantasmagorical, we’ll need to Expand our Consciousness (Juno) enough to Fully Grok Unconditional Self-Love (Sappho).  To do that we’ll have to become Fully Conscious of our Karmic Trance, so we’ll know where our Perspective is warped.  Fortunately, that Information is Available to us – it’s written in our Life Force (Karma [Karma] Conjunct Varuna [Life Force], Square to Sappho Conjunct Juno).

We’ll save the other Remarkable Patterns in the chart for our next installment.