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That Guy with the Wings on His Feet

February 19, 2020

As it’s wont to do, planet Mercury turned around and started going Backwards 16 February 2020 (5pm PST).  This will be very difficult for you to verify, since Mercury is too close to the Sun to be seen most of the time, and “Backwards” in this context is kind of metaphorical.  Mercury symbolizes Communication, Awareness, Thought, and Analysis mostly.  Backwards (“Retrograde”) Mercury has a bad rap around travel, but if like the Angels we take travel delays and disruptions Lightly, we can still Fly.

A planet goes Backwards when it wants us to really Pay Attention to some Lesson it has in mind.  It crosses the same zone of the Zodiac thrice, to make sure we don’t Lose the Plot.  The Plot this month is about the Thinking we’ve been doing, and the Conclusions we’ve been drawing, about the way our Culture should work (Mercury thrice crossing the last few Degrees of Aquarius), and how we Respond to this Emotionally (Mercury thrice crossing the first dozen Degrees of Pisces).

Overzealous Emotions cause our Mentality to Misfire.  It’s one thing that some of us are Emotional Thinkers – when we’re Analyzing something, How We Feel about it is one of our most important criteria, and that’s just Who We Are.  But it’s quite another thing when something Triggers our Karmic Judgments and we lose all hope of Neutrality.  Neutrality after all is where we must be if we want to Change or Manifest anything.  For instance, if we try to Create Peace from a position of Anger, all we’re going to get is more Anger.  Trying to Create Peace from a posture of Bliss will probably only promote Denial.

And in the section of the Zodiac that Mercury crosses thrice, there sit a couple of dwarf planets that are likely to Trigger our Karma.  One of these is the symbol for Intrusive Memories (the as-yet-unnamed dwarf planet that we affectionately call “OR10”) which are usually Karmic.  The other stands for Abuse and Privilege (dwarf planet Nessus).  That’s almost always Karmicas well.  The timetable looks something like this…

  • 2 February – Mercury begins its first crossing (at 29 Aquarius)
    • 6 February – Mercury Triggers Intrusive Memories
    • 11 February – Mercury Triggers Abuse and Privilege Issues or Memories
  • 16 February – Mercury turns Backwards (at 13 Pisces)
    • 21 February – Mercury Triggers Abuse and Privilege Issues or Memories
    • 28 February – Mercury Triggers Intrusive Memories
  • 9 March – Mercury goes Forward again (at 29 Aquarius)
    • 22 March – Mercury Triggers Intrusive Memories
    • 29 March – Mercury Triggers Abuse and Privilege Issues or Memories
  • 30 March – Mercury finishes third crossing (at 13 Pisces)

When planets change their Direction, they Slooowww Dowwwn, Stop, and then slowly Accelerate again.  While they are Slowing and Stopping (ie, 16 February and 9 March), their Influence upon us is at its Strongest.

Do you have any record or recollections of what was going on for you around 6 or 11 February, give or take a day or two?  The usual astrological process is that this first crossing raises an Issue or Problem (we refer to this as a “Can-Opener”), which usually puts us into our Victim.  Then the second crossing (the “Exposition”), if we’re Awake and Responsive to it, Teaches us a lot about what’s really going down, and we can begin to see our own Role in it.  By the third crossing (the “Confidence-Builder”), if we were Awake at the second one, the original Issue or Problem recurs, but this time we Realize what’s happening, and we Handle it with Aplomb.

Mercury stutters like this three times a year, so we get a good deal of Practice with it.  Our Journey from Victim to Adept increases our Neutrality a lot, helping us to be more Objective and Effective Problem-Solvers.

If you happen to have a birth (“natal”) planet in the thrice-crossed Zone of a Backwardation, the Cosmic Headmistress is giving you a Special Lesson.  For instance, one reader has their birth planet that means Truth of the Heart (asteroid Aletheia) in the Zone of this Mercury trifecta, and that planet is in a Challenging Relationship (Square) to their birth planet that stands for their Soul (Uranus).  Birth-planet Relationships are with us for our entire Life, so the more Practice we get with them, the better.

So our reader may frequently run into Issues where they feel like the Desires of their Soul, and the Desires of their Heart, are in Conflict.  How can Soul and Heart be in Conflict?  Heart should Serve Soul, and do it Well.  But Karma can intervene and mess things up.  That makes it even more important to Practice with the Energy, and bring it into Consciousness, so they can Notice when the Karmic prompter is reminding them of their Lines, and Frankly, Not Give a Damn about what it is they’re Supposed To do or say.

Our reader’s Heart-Truth planet, with it’s Teasing Relationship with their Soul, is Triggered by Mercury on 4 February, 1 March, and 19 March.  The most important thing to remember about our birth-planet Relationships, is that they’re like a Graduate Seminar.  They aren’t Problems to be Solved, they’re Dramas to be Studied.  We don’t Solve Dramas, we just Learn how to Handle them a little better each time we deal with them.  They have no Clean Edges, they’re always Ragged.

Imagine you’re an fiction writer studying situations where a person’s Heart would lead them in a different direction than their Soul would, so you could write a realistic short story about their Adventures.  With that mindset, after several repetitions of this Pattern in your Life, you could write the script of your next episode of it.  That would probably help immensely to make it Easier for you to Step Out of that Role the next time those circumstances arose, and Enjoy playing the role of someone else in your script, or someone different entirely.

If we Endure our “favorite” Karmic – aka Educational – Drama once more and leave its Edges just a little less Ragged than the last time, then we’ve Succeeded Greatly, and we need to Acknowledge ourself with Celebration.  While we’re “still kickin’,” we’ll probably never know Why our Immortal Soul Chose to Experience a Lifetime with such a Drama in it.  We just have to Accept that it in fact Did, Trust its Wisdom, and try to be a good Student.

The more Conscious we can be about the Dramas hard-wired into our birth charts, the better, but we also have to remember that it’s not about Analysis (even when Mercury is being Compulsively Analytical), it’s about Experience.  We get a little more hip to our Dramas each time we Repeat them, whether we beat ourself up for Stumbling over them again, or Congratulate ourself for being Open to Learning more about them.  Analysis can give us “Book-Larnin’,” but it isn’t nearly multidimensional enough to give us Wisdom.  For that we need Experience.  That’s what Karma is all about – Inertia, Repetition, how to Use the Patterns we have to their Best Advantage, instead of being Victimized by them.

Five Moons Enhanced Creativity

February 16, 2020

The forecast is for Enhanced Creativity on Planet Earth for the next five Revolutions of its Moon (dwarf planet Makemake [Manifestation] goes Out-of-Bounds [Becomes-Strong] at 6am PST 19 February 2020, till 11pm PST 16 July).  Don’t be Surprised by Out-of-this-World Dreams and Visions, and whatever you do, don’t Discount them (dwarf planets Ixion [our-Forbidden-Genius], Chaos [Unlimited-Potential], and Asbolus [Intuition] are already Out-of-Bounds).  Explore what’s Exciting, and worry later about how it might Integrate with the rest of your Life (dwarf planet Ceres [Sustainability] returns In-Bounds [Routine] 10pm PST 18 February).

With its Spotless Sun…

https://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=17&month=02&year=2020

…its denizens may end up with their usual Limitations fried by Cosmic Rays, or they may just Transcend them all by Tapping them away between 24 February and 4 March…

https://www.thetappingsolution.com/blog/tapping-world-summit-2020/

Meanwhile, the weather will also continue to be Creative if you’re visiting the neighborhood of Betelgeuse, with the odds of Rebirth by Vaporization at about 10% and climbing…

https://spaceweatherarchive.com/2020/02/16/the-changing-shape-of-betelgeuse/

Here on Earth, our Creativity Enhancement may well allow us to Let Go Of all manner of Karma dealing with Nasty Memories of serious Threats to our Survival and our Sovereignty that we Experienced in Other Lifetimes.

When these Memories arise, it will be Important that we Recognize them as Paper-Tiger Memories, not “Real” Present-Moment or Future-Moment Pictures, and move to our Gratitude that we aren’t stuck in the situation today.  If we manage to Separate our Identity from the Memories, we Diminish the Karma.  If we don’t, we Strengthen it.  Ninety Percent of our “Reality” resides in our Beliefs, and we Do have some degree of Control over that, should we Choose to Accept it.

(Makemake is at 7 Libra, “A woman feeding chickens and protecting them from the hawks,” when it goes Out-of-Bounds.  It’s the Apex of a Diamond Star [Self-Resolving-Challenge], Square to the Nodes [our-Karma-and-Mission], with Mars [the-Nasty-part], dwarf planets Pholus [Lapses-in-Attention-to-Responsibility] and Quaoar [Survival-Instincts], and asteroid Veritas [Factual-Truth] all Conjunct the South Node [Karma].) 

Putting all that together, it’ll be easy to slip into “It’s All My Fault!”  Recognize that when it happens, and Cancel-Neutralize-Upgrade it immediately.  Wouldn’t hurt to Poor-Sweetheart yourself while you’re at it.  (Makemake also Opposes Lilith [Self-Sovereignty-and-Slavery] and Chiron [Despair-and-Healing-Miracles] and is Quincunx [Curiosity] to dwarf planet OR10 [Intrusive-Memories].)  The chart…

(I forgot to draw it in, but Uranus [Soul] Squares dwarf planet Ceres [Sustainability], which recall, has just come back In-Bounds.)  So we’re likely to Feel Ungrounded as these Changes sweep over us.  Let It Be.  Change is always Ungrounding.  If you Feel Dizzy or Unsettled, just lie down for a while, put your Hand on your Solar Plexus (or wherever it wants to go), and Let the Energy Move Through you.  When you get up, Eat something Healthy, especially a little Protein.

And finally, last weekend’s lovely Almost-Super Full Moon as it rose…

 

Perspectives

February 9, 2020

Marko Pogačnik is a Slovenian Artist and Geomancer, and a UNESCO Artist for Peace (http://www.markopogacnik.com/).  He contracts with governments in Eastern Europe to repair damaged Ley Lines and other Geomantic phenomena.  As a result of the long Russian influence, Eastern Europe is much more open to Earth Energies than Western Europe and its spawn.  A meditation Marko suggests…

http://www.markopogacnik.com/?p=1815

“TREASURE WITHIN

“From the ethical point of view the way how people in general treat each other nowadays – and also beings of nature – can not be accepted any more.  But it seems impossible to change the situation by intensifying the legal control.  What would certainly help is the possibility that human beings would remember their deeper identity and the reason why Gaia, the Earth, has invited humanity to join her evolution.

“The matrix of our cosmic identity is the great treasure that we, human beings carry within ourselves.

“The purpose of the following meditation is to find the place where the jewel of human identity is stored within our multidimensional being.  Secondly it needs to radiate into the world the need of the moment: to bring the true human identity into expression in the daily life.

  • “Imagine that your breast bone is the trunk of the inner tree of life.  Our creative capacities, our consciousness and hands represent its crown.
  • “The tree of life develops its roots at the lower end point of the breast bone.
  • “There, among the roots of the tree of life you should search for the greatest treasure that we carry within ourselves.  You can imagine it as a jewel with many facets – the cosmic matrix of the human being.
  • “It is given to each human being before stepping upon the path of incarnation.  But unfortunately it gets mostly forgotten after landing upon the Earth.
  • “And after you have found the great jewel among the roots of the tree of life, lift it to the level of your heart and let it radiate into the world to help fellow human beings to awake and to reconnect with the matrix that each one of us carries within.”

Here’s another quote from Marko, describing a talk he’ll be giving in the Western US on 2 July 2020…

http://www.fairycongress.com/marko-pogacnik-comes-to-washington-state/

CLIMATE CHANGES AS OPPORTUNITY FOR THE EVOLUTION OF THE EARTH AND THE HUMAN CULTURE

“Deep changes that our planet is going through are often presented as approaching horror.  Such a negative image is the result of human loss of the inner connection to the Earth and its consciousness. 

“The author presents his experiences while working with treasures and traumas of Earth’s landscapes and urban ambiences showing that Gaia is consciously decomposing the extremely closed space of reality constructed during the last 5 millennia under the rule of the dominating rationality. 

“At the same time, Gaia as guiding creative force of the planet is constructing a different space of reality which is multidimensional.  It stands for the future of the planet and also of the human culture.

Here’s what I consider to be a very Important contribution from Camilla Blossom Bishop…

https://camillablossom.com/2020/01/28/are-you-nature-conscious/

“Are You Nature Conscious?

“Intentions are great to have when working with nature and land.  Yet, that is not enough.  You need consent.

“When you ask permission, or consent, from the land spirits and invisible beings of nature, you will know that your intentions are not just yours but are welcomed by the beings that live there.

“I call this nature consciousness.  Nature consciousness flourishes when you are attuned to nature when making decisions, and when you are open to invitations to co-create with nature and the spirits of place.

“I first became aware of this issue when I felt land being ‘used’ as a backdrop or location to host events.  The land spirits and ancestors that lived there did not always seem very keen to participate in these events.  At times, I sensed that the land did not want an event to happen at all.  The event was disruptive to the place.

“Or, worse yet, were events that happened without permission and the people hosting it never cleaned up their energy afterwards—emotional, mental, spiritual, and such.  This energetic debris congested the land and created heaviness among the elementals and nature spirits.  The land spirits felt affected by stagnation, lack of respect, confusion, and in extreme cases violence.

“When the land and its spirits are considered as an integral part of the event, the event is showered with beautiful energy of the fairies, nature spirits, elementals, ancestral spirits of land.

“Be nature conscious with all your land decisions…

“Do the land spirits want your upcoming event held on the property?

“Is there a specific area that is best for an event and an area that needs rest?

“Is this the optimal garden location according to the fairies and nature spirits?

“So, if you want to host an event, offer healing treatments, or change something in the landscape, build a house, make sure you ask permission from the land spirits so you will create the optimal situation for everyone.  Check in well before you want to make plans.

“Make sure you are acting from a place of nature consciousness – in alignment with your land and nature.  Your land spirits will thank you in many unexpected ways including bringing harmony, peace, and love to all your events.”

And it’s not just “Nature” that’s a Conscious Partner in everything we do.  In France they have a philosophy called Resistentialism, which deals with that they refer to as the “Innate Perversion of Inanimate Objects.”  The philosophy is proven by dropping a piece of toast covered with peanut butter and jam, and observing that when dropped on linoleum or tile, it always lands face up.  But when dropped on carpet, it always lands jam down.

However, there is no such thing as an “Inanimate Object.”  There is only an “Unconscious Observer” who fails to Notice that All Objects and Energies are Conscious, and need to be Addressed as such.  Seek Consent from your toast, your jam, and your floor, and the formerly “Inanimate” Spirits may “thank you in many unexpected ways including bringing harmony, peace, and love to all your events.”

And a Teaching on Duality from Neale Donald Walsch, forwarded by a reader…

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“In just a few days… people in many countries will be celebrating Valentine’s Day by giving… gifts as an open declaration of their love for another.

“And there is something wonderful about this day in our still-just-emerging new year of 2020: we are seeing more love than ever before shared more openly than ever before by members of our species.

“We are also seeing more alienation than ever before, expressed more openly than ever before.  Yet this need not be a cause for discouragement.  It can, in fact, be a sign that we are at last ready for what could be humanity’s greatest celebration: a quantum leap into our long-predicted thousand years of peace.

“What we are seeing in these days and times is consistent with what is called, in the published dialogues of Conversations with God, the ‘Law of Opposites.’

“This law states that the moment you declare yourself to be anything, everything unlike it will come into the space of your awareness.  That is because the collective consciousness of all sentient beings works systematically to create a Contextual Field within which that which they choose to Be may become manifest in their experience.

“Put simply, if they wish to know themselves experientially as being ‘warm,’ that which is called ‘cold’ must exist.

“If they wish to know themselves experientially as being ‘big,’ that which is called ‘small’ must exist.

“What they are not must exist in their awareness if they wish to experience what they choose to be.  You can (to use an example) choose to be ‘the light,’ but you cannot experience that choice in the complete absence of the darkness.

“I have gone into a bit of detail about this now so that we can know that discouragement over some of what is going on in the world right today can rightly be replaced by Encouragement, as we recognize exactly what is happening.

“We are seeing a precise demonstration of the Law of Opposites, and that tells us that we are on the right track as our species advances in its evolution.

“The important thing now is to remain conscious of the role we can play in moving this process forward.  There is no question that these days and time are among the most meaningful in human history, because we are transforming, right now, into the grandest version of the greatest vision ever we held about Who We Are.

“It is, as my dear friend Barbara Marx Hubbard always reminded us, a birthing process, and as such it sometimes can be painful.

“What I am seeing all around me now is a growing awareness of all of this among people everywhere.  Our collective consciousness is expanding at an astonishing rate, and we are beginning to rise up in the face of ‘the opposite’ of what we have chosen to be, and lovingly encouraging a change of course for humanity.

Conversations with God Book 4: Awaken the Species placed before us a powerful invitation to do just that, together with a set of very practical tools to help us.

“Among these tools was a remarkable list of the differences in the behaviors of an awakened species when compared to the behaviors of humans living in an unawakened state, so that we could have a measure to see how we are doing.

“I’m excited to tell you that I am seeing more and more people stepping into these behaviors every day – no doubt in response to the Law of Opposites.

“Here is that list, taken right from the CWG text, to remind and re-energize those of us who have already seen it, and to inspire those who are seeing it for the first time:

“1. An awakened species sees the Unity of All Life and lives into it.  Humans in an unawakened state often deny it or ignore it.

“2. An awakened species tells the truth, always.  Humans in an unawakened state too often lie, to themselves as well as others.

“3. An awakened species says one thing and will do what they say.  Humans in an unawakened state often say one thing and do another.

“4. An awakened species, having seen and acknowledged what is so, will always do what works.  Humans in an unawakened state often do the opposite.

“5. An awakened species does not embrace a principle in its civilization that correlates with the concepts that humans refer to as ‘justice’ and ‘punishment.’

“6. An awakened species does not embrace a principle in its civilization that correlates with the concept that humans refer to as ‘insufficiency.’

“7. An awakened species does not embrace a principle in its civilization that correlates with the concept that humans refer to as ‘ownership.’

“8. An awakened species shares everything with everyone all the time.  Humans in an unawakened state often do not, only sharing with others in limited circumstances.

“9. An awakened species creates a balance between technology and cosmology; between machines and nature.  Humans in an unawakened state often do not.

“10. An awakened species would never under any circumstances terminate the current physical expression of another sentient being unless asked directly by that other being to do so.  Humans in an unawakened state often kill other humans without that other human requesting them to.

“11. An awakened species would never do anything that could potentially damage or harm the physical environment that supports the members of the species when they are physicalized.  Humans in an unawakened state often do so.

“12. An awakened species never poisons itself.  Humans in an unawakened state often do so.

“13. An awakened species never competes.  Humans in an unawakened state are often in competition with each other.

“14. An awakened species is clear that it needs nothing.  Humans in an unawakened state often create a need-based experience.

“15. An awakened species experiences and expresses unconditional love for everyone.  Humans in an unawakened state often cannot imagine even a Deity who does this, much less do they do it themselves.

“16. An awakened species has harnessed the power of metaphysics.  Humans in an unawakened state often largely ignore it.

“This is a great checklist, and as we approach this Valentine’s Day, I see people everywhere working to integrate those ideas into the life, placing before humanity not only more and more love, but a whole new cultural story, and sending us in fresh and uplifting directions in relationships, work, marriage, culture, education, parenting, and every area of human endeavor.

“So be not discouraged as the Law of Opposites plays itself out in wonderfully positive ways. It surely will, as you and others like you continue to take the lead in producing that outcome.

“And if you do get a tiny bit dismayed here and there, remember this invitation from Conversations with God:

“Raise not your fist to heaven and curse the darkness not, but be a light unTO the darkness, that you might know who you really are.  Let your light so shine before men, that all those whose lives you touch may know who they really are as well.—

Sounds like 5D, don’t it.

Self-Love Full Moon

February 8, 2020

A few of the Players have changed Partners, but otherwise the chart for the 8 February 2020 (11:30 pm PST) Full Moon is identical to the lovely symmetrical chart for the 5 February Self-Deprecation Squall (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2020/02/01/possible-self-deprecation-squall/), which hopefully for youalls turned out to be a Self-Love Squall.

We still have a Major Challenge (T-Square) to our Unconscious Limitations (asteroid Vesta), which is always fabulous, as long as we Recognize that it’s our Limits that are Threatened and not our Ego.  This one will be more In-Our-Face than the mid-week event (the base of this T-Square is the Full Moon itself, which is a junior SuperMoon; the base of the 5 February T-Square was Sun/ Essence Opposing asteroid Lachesis/Conscious-Pattern-Breaking).

And while our Codependence or Self-Sovereignty was Challenged mid-week (T-Square to Jupiter and dwarf planet Hylonome), the Full Moon will Challenge our Wannas and Gottas (T-Square to Pluto) themselves.  This is about the New Bravery Zeitgeist (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2020/01/11/where-are-we-then/).  The more we Resist our Wannas and Self-Loving Gottas, the more we Resist our Brave New World (No matter how hard you Resist, Pluto always Wins).

Unfortunately, our Obsolete Self-Deprecating Gottas are often loaded with Guilt and other Brakes on our Journey into Unconditional Self-Love.  But if we override the Brakes and take a Self-Abusive Gotta too seriously, we could end up burning Bridges that we Need.  It would be a good time to PIAVA the best of both Worlds.  Maybe something like…

“God/Goddess, Creator of All Things, I Command a Loving and Gentle and Smooth Transition from my Old Scarcity Identity to my New Abundance Identity.  It Is Done, It Is Done, It Is Done.  Thank you, God/Goddess.  Show me!”

And as we described a few posts back (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2020/02/01/possible-self-deprecation-squall/), if your “Show me” isn’t Paydirt, Tap it Out, adjust your Command if necessary, and try again.

Midweek, our Sovereignty was Challenged by our Karma and our Self-Love (asteroids Karma and Sappho Opposing one another in the T-Square base).   Now we’re Challenged to End our Karma by Opening to “New” Information and Lovingly Expanding our Consciousness to Encompass It (asteroid Atropos/Consciously-Ending-Obsolete-Habits, dwarf planet Eris/Revelation-of-What’s-Been-Denied and asteroid Karma Opposing Stationary asteroids Juno/Growth-in-Consciousness and Sappho/Self-Love in the base of the T-Square).

The information we’ll be Receiving is “New,” in quotes, because we knew it all along, our Old Identity just didn’t Allow ourself to Acknowledge it.  This morning for instance, I discovered that when I’m interrupted while concentrating deeply, my behavior and tone of voice are “vicious.”  I didn’t know that.  In retrospect I can see it.  In the moment, all I’m trying to do is Protect the Space that I’m concentrating in (Channeling these posts, for instance, or juggling several tasks at once), so I don’t lose the plot.  Knowing this now, I can retrain myself to smile, raise a finger, and say “Please Wait?!?!” or the like.

The deed to the ranch is still Working with our Higher Powers, Guides, and Guardian Angels (Neptune as the key Player at the Apex of the Chrysalis and the Finger of God from Moon and Juno).  So it will behoove me to enlist them in this Behavior Change, with a Theta Command or other PIAVA, to make sure I stay Conscious for Interruptions while I’m Concentrating, because my Trance can obviously get pretty Deep in those circumstances.  I may even end up drastically Changing the way I use that Trance.  What if I could use if for Direct Healing?

Here’s the Full Moon chart…

There are three Stationary planets in this chart.  Sappho was Stationary on 5 February, and it loosely Conjoins the 8 February (10am PST) Juno Station.  The third Station, of dwarf planet Sedna/Converting-Fear-to-Power also occurs 8 February (7:30 pm PST).  Here’s the chart of the Juno and Sedna Stations…

The Juno and Sedna Stations Quincunx/Curiosity one another, and because the Sedna Station stretches the Sensitivity of the Juno Station, Juno Conjoins dwarf planet Haumea/Rebirth, making our Expansion of Consciousness potentially Life-Changing.

In these two extra-credit astroevents that accompany the Full Moon, the Big Challenge (T-Square) to how we Balance our Wannas and Gottas (Pluto) gets more complicated.  Now it becomes The Most Important Thing (it’s joined by Saturn and…), and it’s Critical to how we Balance our Self-Confidence and Self-Doubt (…dwarf planet Chariklo/Self-Assurance).

Since this is the Heart of the New Zeitgeist, it means that our Expanded Consciousness must Bravely Acknowledge Self-Doubt and Fear when they arise, so they can be Reframed into Confidence that by combining Vulnerability and Research we can Resolve the Doubt and Embrace the Fear, and no longer Introject Doubt into our IdentityWouldn’t that be the Cat’s Pyjamas!

These two events also add another Big Challenge, this time to our Skill with Ego Death (T-Square to asteroid Nemesis/Ego Death).  Of course we’re going to be working with Ego Death, as Transformative as these Challenges seem to be.  It’s a complicated Challenge (the base of the T-Square finds dwarf planets Chaos/Unlimited-Potential and Asbolus/Intuition Opposing Mars, dwarf planet Ixion/Forbidden-Genius, and asteroid Bee-Zed/ Transcendence).  Which means that, if we’re Willing to Let Go Of our Resistance to Ego Death, we can glimpse the Wonders that our Forbidden Genius can Manifest for us.

Finally, we need to Recognize that Converting Fear to Power is a strong theme here, and be Watchful for it.  Remember near the beginning of this post, where we mentioned our “Old Scarcity Identity?”  That’s Scare-City.   We need to trade it in on a Joyful New Abundance Identity…

Fortunately, our work Converting Fear to Power (Sedna Station), and both of the Big Challenges (Foci of the two T-Squares) – our Confidently Brave New Identity (Saturn-Pluto-Chariklo) and our Willingness to Endure Ego Death (Nemesis), are all joined at the hip with Great Grace (Grand Trine/ Impossibly-Good-Luck).  So we may not actually have to Endure the Ego Death – it may just “happen,” and we may sail through it with little or no Discomfort, as it did for my vicious Evil Twin this morning.  It will pay, though, to be Proactive (Mars).  Don’t sit on it, take a Deep Breath and Bravely start a conversation about it.

Vicennial MoonDance

February 3, 2020

We’re entering about six weeks where our Power to Manipulate the Future will be immensely Magnified.  As the Mugwort Deva said in The Findhorn Garden, more or less, “You Hupers shy away from Power, but for us, the more Power we can muster, the more we can Serve God/Goddess.”

As we’ve mentioned, the timing of “mundane” or manifested events on the Planet or in our Internal Experience is often governed by the Moon.  We might have a big astroevent (such as an Initiation or a Station) scheduled for 3pm on the 23rd (of any arbitrary month – this is just an example), but if the Moon crosses (or, eg, Squares, etc) the location of the event at 9am or 6pm (or any other time close by), we’re more likely to Experience the event when the Moon Dances through.

In addition to its Dance from New to Full and back, the Moon has other Cycles.  One of the more Profound of those is its “Out of Bounds” or “OOB” Cycle.  A planet or other astroprocess is said to be OOB when it’s overhead further north or south of the Equator than the Sun ever goes.  The Sun Dances back and forth between 23:27 Degrees North at the Cancer Solstice (Tropic of Cancer or Northern Summer) and 23:27 Degrees South at the Capricorn Solstice (Tropic of Capricorn or Southern Summer).

Some planets and other Heavily Bodies – like the Moon – go further north and south than the Sun, symbolically Illuminating places that would otherwise never “see the [Perpendicular] Light of Day,” or Sunlight from directly overhead.  When the Sun is never overhead, there are places forever in Shadow.  For example, when the Moon goes OOB, Huperfolks find Emotions Lit Up that they didn’t know they had, as their Instincts become more Difficult to Suppress.  Simply because we have less Experience with them, these Emotions can be Difficult to Manage.

Many planets go OOB for a while when they do – for instance, Mars is OOB from 9 February till 2 March 2020.  The Moon though Dances from North Tropic to South Tropic and back every month.  So when the Moon goes OOB, it’s actually OOB for only a few days every two weeks – making our Experience with Moon OOB even more rare.  To top it off, the Moon spends about ten or so years never going OOB at all, then for the following ten or so years it goes OOB every two weeks.

In my Experience, the classic example of Moon OOB was 11 September 2001, often known as “9/11.”  The World-Trade astroevent of the time was easily attributable to Saturn-Pluto, yet the Saturn-Pluto event occurred in early August.  But on 11 September the Moon began one of it’s approximately-decennial OOB spans.  And sure enough, folks got more Emotional.  Not only that, but there were People or Energies that were prepared to Manipulate these unusual Emotions.

Well, it’s been almost twenty years since “9/11,” and next month the Moon again begins one of its vicennial OOB Adventures.  You’ve seen this building up in the Sky.  Tonight the Moon appears to be nearly overhead.  Several months and years ago, it never went nearly as high in the Sky, relative to the southern horizon.  Here’s what it’s up to…

  • On 6 February it goes as far north as 23:15 Degrees.
  • On 19 February it reaches 23:19 Degrees South.
  • On 5 March it turns around at 23:26 North.
  • On 16-17 March it spends from 9pm PST on the 16th till 3pm on the 17th Out of Bounds, reaching as far as 23:32 South.

That’s a big and sudden jump at the Ides of March, from 23:26 to 23:32, and from five hours almost-OOB to eighteen hours OOB.  The Moon’s OOB Adventures increase in extent and duration from there, for about five years, before they slowly recede into another decade or so of “behaving themselves” and leaving the Shadows behind our Unturned Stones.

The OOB Initiation on 11 September 2001 occurred at the North Tropic, while the 16-17 March 2020 OOB begins at the South Tropic.  I have no idea whether that’ll make any difference to anybody we know, though I’ll be looking at the Southern Hemisphere to see if it might.  It’ll be back beginning to Illuminate Deep Shadows in the Northern Hemisphere on April Fool’s Day.  Interesting that the Antichrist has accomplished at the end of this vicennium what Radical Islam tried to do at the beginning, to devastate World Trade.

Considering what’s happening these days between the Demise of the Patriarchy and the Infancy of #MeToo, not to mention the general turmoil in the World’s Political-Economic organization, there will undoubtedly be many Shadows of People or Energies that are Willing and Able to Manipulate these Energies to their own Advantage.  We may as well play along.  I think it would be Wonderful if we Dedicated some time every day, till at least early April, Meditating on and PIAVAing the 5D or Other World that we Want to spend our own Future in.  Along the way we can Tap Out our Yes-Buts, Fears, Hesitations, and Resistances.

If you’re new to this blog, PIAVA means Prayer, Intention, Affirmation, Visualization, Asking, and many variations on those, such as “Feelizing,” Commanding, Expanding, and other Magnetic Creativity Techniques.  See https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava-review/ for more details.

Not that we want to stop in early April.  Since Meditation and other PIAVAs become our major Manifestation Tools in 5D, this would actually be a fabulous Habit to Develop and Cherish.

In the vicennium just past, the major Political-Economic program underway (Jupiter-Saturn Conjunctions in Earth Signs) was deciding what we Wanted to Keep from the preceding two Centuries of the Industrial Era.  We started (or continued) twenty years of “Perpetual War” between Modern Materialism and Ancient Spiritual Tradition.  Toward the end of that twenty years, Uranus entered Taurus, which we can easily interpret as Spirit Entering Matter, or the Reanimation of Nature and the Planet, a prerequisite for Respectful Earth Restoration.

Beginning in December 2020, we will be totally immersed in the Digital Age (Jupiter-Saturn Conjunctions in Air Signs), for most of the two Centuries that follow.  It’s easy to imagine 5G and Surveillance Fascism (Fascism just means that the Governments and the Corporations are in bed together) to be major implements used to Manipulate this MoonDance to Mammon’s Advantage.  Since Neutrality includes Lack of Resistance, we may want to include in our Meditations that we are Transparent to those Energies – they go right through us without snagging on anything, and keep on going.

Wouldn’t hurt to Visualize (or other PIAVA) ourself Transparent to Climate Change and assorted Pandemics, Pestilence, and Famine, (O My), either.  We certainly Endeavor to Avoid contributing to any of those Ancient Cultural Liver Cleansers for sure, but we Imagine being Personally Unafflicted by them.  What if Nero had the right idea after all?  As Mother Theresa demonstrated, Neutrality is a prerequisite for the Compassion that Heals.

Possible Self-Deprecation Squall

February 1, 2020

That’s possible for the next several days, because the asteroid that symbolizes Self-Love (Sappho) is Lit up Strongly (Stationary) on 5 February, 2020 (just after 12am PST).  We can do Negative astroshrinkology, and assume that this asteroid symbolizes Self-Abandonment, or we can do Positive – Jungian or Spiritual – astropsychology, and assign Self-Love to the asteroid, and describe how a Constructive if sometimes Uncomfortable and/or Abstruse Unconscious likes to point out our Shortcomings to us so we can Upgrade them.

In a nod to the Unconscious’s Habit of Attending to Dimension while ignoring Direction, we thus interpret this asteroid, Sappho, as implying the Dimension of Self-Love-and-Self-Judgment.  Under the asteroid’s Influence, we could Experience either or both.  And we proactively regard Self-Judgment and it’s variations – Self-Hate, Self-Criticism, Regret, Self-Abandonment, and the like – as Illustrations of how we Lack Self-Love, and hence Opportunities to Convert them to Unconditional Self-Love.  Which is how Self-Love should work, Unconditionally.

We use a tried-and-true Habit-Change process to accomplish this Conversion.  First and foremost, we Notice that we’re Self-Judging.  Then we Congratulate ourself for Noticing, rather than Condemning ourself for Self-Judging Again.  This replaces Negative Reinforcement with Positive, making the process easier and faster the next time.  It may well require some Practice, before we can be Genuinely Grateful that we’ve Noticed and therefore prove that we’ve actually started the Change process.

Once we’ve approached Neutrality, we have several options.  We can Contemplate Alternatives.  We can PIAVA (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava-review/) more Positive Responses.  We can set a Boundary with people who routinely Trigger our Self-Judgment, without Blame if possible.  We can find a Safe place to curl up in the fetal position, Hug ourself, and Poor-Sweetheart ourself (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/poor-sweetheart/).

Or we can just go for the Chocolate.  Since the Chocolate can reinforce Denial, though, we should first do some Noticing, Congratulating, PIAVAing, and/or Poor-SweetheartingSince both PIAVAing and Poor-Sweethearting require that we subsequently Change the Subject, then we can go for the Chocolate.  Hey, Best of Both Worlds, eh?  That’s what Self-Love is all about!

In this particular Sappho Station astroevent, it’s particularly important to Avoid Blame, because whatever it is that we’re in Judgment about, it’s not Present-Moment, it’s Karmic (Stationary Sappho Opposes the asteroid Karma/Karma).  It has its Origins in other Lifetimes.  Blame and Judgment are inseparable, so neither will ever take us to Neutrality, which we Need, because Nothing ever Changes until we Accept it Unconditionally just as it Is.  To do that we have to be in Neutrality.

This particular Sappho Station astroevent will also emphasize the places where we Give Away Our Power (asteroids Sappho and Karma are T-Square to/Challenged-by dwarf planet Hylonome/ Self-Sovereignty-and-Codependence, which is Conjunct/ Merged-With Jupiter/Expansion).  Blame is the quintessence of Giving Away our Power.  Blame is focused on Judging the Past; Responsibility is focused on Improving Future Outcomes.  Blame prevents Change.

Fortunately, this Sappho-Station astroevent is very Conducive to Deep Change (the chart contains a second T-Square/Challenge, to asteroid Vesta/Unconscious-Beliefs from Sun/Essence and asteroid Lachesis/Conscious-Change).  Deep Change is a Challenge (T-Square) here, but Accepting the Challenge, and Reverting our Habits of being Victimized by our own Self-Judgment, promises a Big Pay-Off (a T-Square is a Challenge to Mastery).

The overall Configuration of the chart is that of a Chrysalis (aka Takeout Carton, though this one’s upside down) – a cocoon that’s about to complete a Metamorphosis into a whole new Form

It’s also very Conducive to Enlisting the Aid of our Higher Power and other Guides and Invisible 5D Helpers (Finger-of-God/Pay-Attention! pointing to Neptune/Relationship-to-Goddess at the apex of the Chrysalis).  We could do that very Productively (the basic Configuration is a Fez, with which we most effectively work through the diagonal Quincunxes) by using PIAVAs such as…

  • God/Goddess, Creator of All That Is, I Command that I Fully Embrace Unconditional Self-Love.  It Is Done, It Is Done, It Is Done.  Thank You, God/Goddess!  Show Me.  (Sappho Quincunx to asteroid Vesta/Unconscious Beliefs)
  • God/Goddess, Creator of All That Is, I Command that I Lovingly and Gently Fully Embrace my Self-Sovereignty.  It Is Done, It Is Done, It Is Done.  Thank You, God/Goddess!  Show Me.  (Asteroid Lachesis/Conscious-Change Quincunx to dwarf planet Hylonome/Self-Sovereignty Conjunct Jupiter/Expansion)

As we’ve recommended several times, it’s particularly Powerful to alternate each of these Theta Healings (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava/theta/) with Tapping…

We Command the Healing, and as we finish we Pay Attention to What We Get when we say Show Me (which may be a Picture, a Gut Feeling, or any other Intuitive Form).  If we see or hear Yes-Buts, we can then Tap Those Out.  For instance, I needed to Tap Out “Even Though I have some Fear about Fully Accepting my Self-Sovereignty, I Deeply and Completely Love and Accept Myself.”  Then we Command the Healing again, repeating as necessary until our Show Me comes out “Clean,” and perhaps Triggers a jet of Kundalini up the Spine.

Whenever we overthink Self-Love, in one way or another we come up against Narcissism.  Narcissists also need Unconditional Self-Love.  Narcissism per se isn’t the Problem we face in our Fearsome Leaders; the Problem is the Perverse Manipulation of their Psychological Disorders by the Snakes who gain from it.  Narcissism has its legitimate role in the World.  And if the Snakes didn’t bring us to the brink of Destruction, would we ever have the Courage to Mutiny?

Self-Love is also a perennial source of Confusion for anyone with Strong Virgo in their natality.  Virgo’s Spiritual Function is Ego Death, to unwind Leo’s focus on Self and substitute preparation for Meeting Libra’s Other with Openness and Equanimity.  So Self-Criticism seems like an Essential step in Virgo’s Process.  But that’s not Virgo’s only option.  Once a person with Strong Virgo becomes fully Aware of their Role in the Cosmic Cycle, and becomes Aware through their Emotions that a Transformation is imminent, they might for instance PIAVA it directly, with something like…

“God/Goddess, Creator of All Things, I Command that I Lovingly and Gently and Rapidly and Completely be Transformed Directly into my next Natural Phase.  It Is Done, It Is Done, It Is Done.  Thank You, God/Goddess.  Show Me.”

This would take a lot of Courage, because everyone else’s Expectations of Consistency would be repeatedly Disappointed.  Which is an Issue not just for Virgo, but for anyone who is True to Their Own Power.

Changes IV

January 29, 2020

Just a quick note to say that, while we may or may not be Adjusted to the Changes of the last three weeks (which are not at all routine or minor), this week is relatively quiet, in terms of new hurdles and portals.  We’re soon back into a couple of major new Adjustments, though, as we continue to Adapt to the Big Changes of 10-12 January 2020.

Next week we’ll cover several additional Lessons, mostly about Self-Love, Fear, Power, and Karma (5 February Station of asteroid Sappho/ Self-Love-and-its-Dark-Mirror, 7 February Stations of dwarf planet Sedna/Conversion-of-Fear-to-Power and asteroid Juno/Growth-in-Consciousness, 8 February Extinguishment-of-Karma Full Moon, and Mars/Action-and-Anger moving Out-of-Bounds 9 February through 2 March; Stations emphasize the Energy of a planet in the week or so prior, and the Energy of a planet is also emphasized while it is Out of Bounds).

To review, the Big Changes of 10-12 January were centered on the start of a New 35-year Cycle that forms the Zeitgeist that we Live In (12 January Pluto-Saturn/Transformation-Priority Initiation and related 10 January Lunar Eclipse), shaped by Descent of Soul and Insight into What Limits us (simultaneous 10 January Stations of Uranus/Soul into Matter/Taurus and dwarf planet Eris/Revelation-of-What’s-Been-Denied).

Since then we’ve Felt a Gauntlet of ancillary Changes, in Identity (14 January Station of asteroid Nemesis/Ego Death), Creative Power (24 January Manifestation New Moon and Lunar New Year), and a Whole New Rebirth (26 January Station of Haumea/Rebirth).

By way of preparation for the Big Changes, we Reviewed and Revised how we use our Creative Energy (4 January Station of dwarf planet Makemake/Manifestation), and began a major New TimeLine that will Change our Relationship to our Karma (6 January Station of asteroid Klotho/New Beginnings and Initiation of a New 7-year South Node-Jupiter Cycle/Expanded Attention to our Held Emotions).

We also started the Year and Decade with a Major Challenge to How We Deal with Our Karma (1 January Initiation of a New 5-year Cycle of asteroid Karma with Chiron/The-Edge-between-Being-Victimized-by-our-Karma-and-Becoming-Adept-with-It).  As a primary (or even The Most Prominent) feature of the birth chart for the Year and Decade, this Drama will characterize our experience of 2020 and 2020-2029.

Find more details about these Shifts in the posts we’ve published since the beginning of the year.

Along the way we’ve ignored a number of minor astroevents, simply because they were overshadowed by the Biggies.   These include…

  • Becoming more Practical about how we deal with the Absolutes that we harbor in our Hearts, which should be Beacons that Guide our Actions, but which we often instead use as Judgments to cudgel Other Folks who have Different Absolutes in their own Hearts (10 January Egress of asteroid Aletheia/Truth-of-the-Heart into Capricorn/Just-Fix-It).
  • Becoming more Practical about the Boundaries we set with these Other Folks (18 January Egress of asteroid Pallas/ Boundaries into Capricorn/Solution-Orientation).
  • Becoming more Heartfelt about our Respect for Other Beings and Things (19 January Egress of asteroid Hopi/ Judgment into Pisces/Compassion).
  • Becoming more Trustful of our Guides (26 January Egress of asteroid Eurydike/Trust into Aries/Spiritual-Creativity).
  • Becoming less Ruled by Self-Doubt (26 January end of a fourteen-year Out-of-Bounds episode by dwarf planet Chariklo/Self-Confidence-and-Self-Doubt, since November 2004).

If you Experience the Opposite of any of these Energies, Recognize that the Energy is prompting you to Let Go Of precisely that Habitual Reaction to events and entities, so you can replace the Reaction with a more Positive and Enjoyable Response.  We are creatures of Habit – Imagine how Unmanageable (and Awesome!) Life would be without Habits.  But the result of our Programming is that we are often slow to Respond to Changes in the Energy Fields that Embrace us, and sometimes we make Life a lot harder by Resisting these Changes entirely.

Happy Lunar New Year 3

January 26, 2020

An occasional reader Asks,

“Here’s what I want to know in these dark days when [the Influence of the Antichrist] seems to be spreading worldwide: when is the Age of Aquarius?”

These are 2,150-year “Ages,” so they don’t Shift on a dime.  We’re more Comfortable with Discrete Changes than we are with Gradual Changes, however, so even if we Recognize that Change is usually Incremental, we’d like to have a hard date so we know when to Celebrate Birthdays, don’t we.  Our post on Happy Lunar New Year, at https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2020/01/24/happy-lunar-new-year/, proposed several possible dates – May 2023, 25 February 2020, 25 January 2020, 2 March 2020.

But Aquarius is Fixed Air, which we can translate as Rigid Ideology.  From that perspective, it began on 1 January 2000, when the New Century chart indicated Polarity (the Grand Cross, with its Saturn-Uranus and Pallas-Neptune Oppositions) as one of the four defining characteristics of the Century.  Fortunately, Enlightenment was another (the Sabian Symbol for the Initiation of the then-new Chiron-Pluto Cycle).  It probably wouldn’t hurt to review that chart, so we can review the other two defining characteristics as well.

The Digital Age, which is replacing the Industrial Age, begins at the Capricorn (Northern Winter) Solstice, 2020 (Initiation of the second of twenty Jupiter-Saturn Cycles in Air Signs).  The promise of the Digital Age is that “Work” will no longer be necessary for us, because the Machines will do it all.  That’s a pipe dream, obviously, based on our Experience, but once the Digital Age goes Exponential – which it will, and surprisingly soon – that may Change.

For this to work, for The People as well as The Owners, the Machines must be Publicly Owned.  The Founders and CEOs can be minority owners if they haven’t Learned to Share yet, as long as most of the profits are distributed to The People.  The People also have to stop Worshiping Mammon, or They won’t be Willing to Share, either.  There is Talk of Jubilee and Universal Income, which is positive, but The People haven’t demonstrated yet that They understand much of this.

That’s if The People Survive.  Climate Change is the Grey Swan here.  If we pull another Atlantis, what would the Age of Aquarius even mean?  That we’re Underwater?  Why does Aquarius pour Water over everything, anyway?  Because Fixed Air is a Skeptic?  Skepticism will only Freeze us into What Already Is.  The People might start to get Serious about Climate Change in 2022 (when the new Pholus-Quaoar [Responsibility/Survival] Cycle is Initiated, at 8 Capricorn on 2 February 2022.  That’s 2/2/2022, which resolves to 10, the Wheel of Fortune; another chart we need to Examine).

Our Survival Zeitgeist then shifts from “Children play on a swing hanging from the branches of a huge Oak tree: The power of tradition as it shelters the beginnings of individual self-expression” (the Sabian Symbol for the 11 Leo Initiation of the previous, 12 October 1901, Pholus-Quaoar Cycle) to “In a Sun-lit home domesticated Birds sing joyously: The wholesome happiness which subservience to the ideals and patterns of a well-established culture brings to those who accept them unreservedly (the Sabian Symbol for 8 Capricorn).”

Based on this, if we see “the Influence of the Antichrist” as anti-Democratic, maybe Robotic Obedience to Cultural Propaganda is our Best Option.  To a Culture that requires everyone to spend an hour a day with their thumb in the dike, for instance.  Someone might even invent a Culture that’s based on Universal Acceptance of Other People’s Ideas.  Wouldn’t that be Radical.  They’d have to outlaw the Idea that certain Other People, however defined, need to be Killed, probably enforced with Capital Punishment.  See how quickly Mentality – and Fixed Air – shoots itself in the foot?

If we look at what Hupers actually Do, rather than what they Profess, we see how we’re Herd Animals, who often violently Resist an Idea until enough Other People come to Accept the Idea.  Once we Realize that continuing our Resistance will lead to our Abandonment, we often relent.  As a Social Species, except for Indigenous Cultures that Train for the eventuality, Hupers equate Abandonment with Death, because they’ve Forgotten how to Survive Alone, and have themselves Abandoned the Intuitive Energies (such as the “Gods” Quaoar or Makemake) who would Teach them how.

We also know that Hupers generally prefer to Conserve Energy, wanting to keep their Investments producing as long as possible.  Consequently, few of them jump right onto the bandwagon when a New Cycle Begins.  Instead, they argue that the New Cycle Ain’t Natural, and, once the Initial Excitement about it begins to subside, most folks start to Deny that the New Cycle will prevail, and Act as though the Old Cycle still reigns.  Until the New Cycle reaches the point where Denial is no longer possible (the Waxing Square of the Cycle).

From that Perspective, the dates we gave in the first paragraph of this post, could be our best guesses (since they’re Waxing Squares).

Another feature of Huperity and its psychology, is that while Mentality is Dualistic, the Unconscious is not.  Of course folks who Deny the Invisible are prone to Deny the Unconscious, but that’s their loss.  While the public media and most of our other discourse is Dualistic, our Behavior isn’t.  Most of us Say one thing and Do the opposite, because we’re trying to Convince ourself that we aren’t “one of those people who” Do that.  Once we Recognize that, then our approach to astrology is drastically different.

Aquarius is no longer necessarily Rigid Ideologies, it could just as easily mean The Antithesis of Rigid Ideologies.  That might mean The End of Judgment.  That could produce Universal Acceptance of Other People.  That would probably require the Opening of Hearts.  It could even produce Respect for All Things, even for the Consciousness inherent in Nature and in supposedly Inanimate Things.

That would drastically Change our approach to Climate Change, since Lack of Respect for the Consciousness inherent in Nature and in supposedly Inanimate Things is what has Created not just Climate Change, but all of the other Abuses of the Planet and Her discounted non-Huper Citizens as well.

So maybe the Age of Aquarius isn’t so much a Mass phenomenon as an Individual one.  Maybe it begins for each of us as soon as we Open our Hearts, Eschew Judgment, and start Respecting All Things, Animate or not.  If so, it could begin today.

Indeed, Marilyn Raffaele’s Arcturian Channeling for today suggests,

http://www.onenessofall.com/newest.html

Allow your spiritual journey to unfold without limitations that consist of nothing more than concepts and beliefs based on the experiences of others for every person’s inner journey is individual and authentic. 

“Allow, by truly accepting that you are not the person you believed yourself to be, but are a Divine Being, an expression of Source Consciousness who formed for yourself a physical body in order to work and live in the denser energies of earth – a three dimensional interpretation of the real body, one of energy and Light.
“You are more than ready to identify with the reality of who and what you are – Self-sustained, Self-maintained Divine Consciousness.  Within ‘Self-sustained and Self-maintained’ exists every Divine Reality, everything ever believed to be lacking – abundance, harmony, wholeness, safety, security,  peace, completeness, intelligence, companionship – ad infinitum – just awaiting conscious recognition.  This is the secret of life, the holy grail, hidden in plain sight where most never think to look – within.
“Divine qualities have always been and can only be fully present within every individual simply because Divine Consciousness is all that exists, manifesting ITself in infinite forms.  Beliefs of duality and separation have created a collective consciousness that believes itself separate from other people, animals, plants and all living things as well as from God.  The ups and downs, good and bad experiences of daily living are simply duality in expression for there is no unexpressed consciousness.
“This is the work – ‘What am I holding as truth in my consciousness?’
“The three dimensional experience is like someone having a large bank account that they are unaware of and so live in poverty and need.  However, each day more people are waking up to realize that much they have always accepted as true regarding every facet of daily life is simply not true.  It is at this point that food, entertainment, activities, and desires,  begin to lose their appeal and we begin our journey toward our as of yet unknown ‘bank account’.”

Then we’d have to Ask, Where’s asteroid Hopi in all this, since Hopi is all about Respect for All Things.  Well, turns out that Hopi is part of the “Bowl of Grace” or Trine Bridges that underlie the Makemake T-Square in the 24 January New Moon chart and help make it Self-Resolving.  Which is to say that, with Uranus/Soul, it’s one foot of the Finger of God to Makemake.  Hopi Conjoins dwarf Planet OR10; in fact, that Conjunction, and Initiation of a New five-year Cycle, is Exact today, as we speak.  A Hopi-OR10 Cycle is about the Voices in our heads that whisper about Respect for All Things

This one begins at 4 Pisces, “Heavy car traffic on a narrow isthmus linking two seasonal resorts: The mobility and intensity of interchanges which make possible and characterize complex social processes.”  Yes, Respect for All Things gets horrendously Complex.  Do I apologize to the Bread, or to the Toaster, when I burn my Toast?  For a start, we definitely need to Listen a lot more!  Sounds like an improvement though, from the previous March 2014 3 Pisces Cycle, “Petrified tree trunks lie broken on desert sand: The power to preserve records of their achievements which is inherent in fully mature cultures.”  Which records are of course tantamount to the Ghosts of the Past.

Marilyn continues…

Never attempt to reclaim the past dear ones, for once the lesson of some experience is complete, it is no longer needed.  As you shift into ever higher states of awareness,  you are no longer in alignment with much of your past.   

Some attempt to re-create the past, clinging to nostalgia for the ‘good old days’ in the belief that these times were better  but which in reality held the same dense and negative issues the world is witnessing today.  In general, the unawakened majority of earlier times surrendered their personal power to others, thus allowing the same dense and negative issues of today to be ignored, denied, or covered up.”

Happy Lunar New Year 2

January 25, 2020

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.

Happy Lunar New Year

January 24, 2020

Actually, the more important astroevent at the moment is our 26 January 2020 Rebirth (Station of dwarf planet Haumea at 23 Libra, 1am PST).  What do we know about this Rebirth?  Well, it comes with Celebratory pink and blue Banners shouting out “Fear Not!  Just Trust Yourself!(the Haumea Station sits at the focus of a green wedge or Finger of God [Pay-Attention!] from dwarf planet Sedna [Fear] on one foot, and on the other asteroid Eurydike [Trust] and Lilith [Self-Sovereignty]).

It also promises a Ray of Sunshine (Pluto [Transformation] is moving into a Waxing Square [Becoming-Visible] with Haumea, in the Pluto-Haumea Cycle [The-Inevitability-of-Transformation] that began in September 1954 at 26 Leo about “After the heavy storm, a rainbow: Linking above and below, the Covenant with one’s diving nature, promise of immortality“). This continues to Grow until May 2023, when it becomes Permanent (when the Waxing Square is Complete).

And Accountability for Scofflaws (Saturn [Priorities] is also making a Waxing Square [the point at which the Theme of a Cycle comes out into the Open] to Haumea, in the Saturn-Haumea Cycle [The-Most-Important-Thing-Is-to-Realize-that-the-Past-Is-Gone] that began September 2011 in 18 Libra about “Two men placed under arrest: A breakdown in the constructive relationship between the individual and society, and the expectable result)This Blooms on 25 February 2020 (the Exact Square).  Put the name of your favorite Scofflaw in the hat, and we’ll have a drawing on the 26th to see who wins the hat.

And a Permanent Union of Power and Peace (dwarf planet Ceres [Sustainability] also Waxes Square [goes Public] to Haumea; this now-hatching Ceres-Haumea Cycle [Resiliency] began November 2018 in 26 Libra regarding “An Eagle and a large white Dove change into each other“).  This Energy goes fully Public tomorrow, 25 January at 2:20 pm PST (Exact Square).

There’s even some Magical Fun in store for us (Chariklo [Self-Confidence-and-Self-Doubt] joins the crowd making a Waxing Square to Haumea, in the Chariklo-Haumea Cycle [Self-Trust just because it’s the most Practical way to be, regardless of our Ruthless Yes-Buts] that began in November 2009 at 13 Libra about “Children blowing soap bubbles: The cultural fantasies through which young minds dream of perfect fulfillment“).  This Flower opens fully on 2 March (the Exact Square).

There’s a bit more to say about it all, but we’ll send out the Good News while it’s still hot.