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2020C or Portal 24.11a

November 23, 2016

Okay, past time to catch up on 24 November.  Let’s look at the Big Picture first.  The Deconstruction or Void phase of a Cycle lies between the Waning Square and the next Initiation or Conjunction – from 270 to 360 Degrees.  However we had become Attached to the Developments and Outcomes of that Cycle, we Descend into the Void around that Attachment.

Several major Cycles are Descending into the Void between now and 2020.  We’ve talked about one of these, the Saturn-Pluto Cycle…

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2016/10/20/2020-b/

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/2020-a/

The major process symbolized by Saturn-Pluto, in the popular mind (as reinforced by circumstances which probably aren’t “coincidental”) at least, is Destruction – 9/11 being the iconic example.  Since most astrologers read Saturn as Limitation…

as we’ve said many times, we read Saturn as The Most Important Thing, which does indeed Ask us to Limit our Attention to Priority #1…

and Pluto as Death…

as we’ve said many times, we read Pluto as Transformation, especially Transformation of the Zeitgeist or Primary Trance, which requires a shift of Identity, aka Ego Death…

it’s no wonder that they read Saturn-Pluto as Destruction.  We read it as an Opportunity to Define (Saturn) which Trance or Propaganda (Pluto) is being Tranceformed.  Of course we’re looking at a Square, so we’re looking at Mastering this process through Challenge.  As they say, if it doesn’t make you Stronger, it Kills you.

The 24 November Waning Square, which precedes another 2020 Initiation, is the Jupiter-Pluto Square.  The Current Jupiter-Pluto Cycle started in early December 2007, just as we Endured the first  Derivative Crash, propagandized by the Perps as a “Subprime Mortgage” Crisis.  It occurred at 29 Sagittarius, “A fat boy mowing the lawn of his house on an elegant suburban street.”  Interesting metaphor, as so many of these houses were pulled out from under their overfed suburbanites.

The Jupiter-Pluto Cycle in general is about Expanding the popular paradigm.  We can read the current Cycle, with the assistance of hindsight, as Expanding our Insecurity.  From that Perspective, the Challenge here is to Let Go of the Attachment to Insecurity that we’ve built up since the previous economic Crash.  This fits very well with our recent astroemphasis on Trust, and with the delusions of return to Fat Boys Mowing that a certain Grifter so successfully sold to eager buyers.

However, this is the entrance to the Void.  Like most of the Grifter’s products, it won’t take long for the promises to fail to deliver.  In the Void the Demise of Attachment to Insecurity doesn’t mean physical Prosperity, it means the Opportunity to Let Go of Negative thoughts and Emotions, Worry, Lack of Self-Love (Self-Love having recently been Reborn), and other such symptoms of disconnection from the True Self (the True Self remaining our primary point of emphasis here while Uranus continues to Conjoin Eris and moves beyond its Waning Square to Pluto).

Another 2020 Transition will be the Waning Square of Pluto to Eris, and the Pluto-Eris Cycle entering the Void.  The Pluto-Eris Cycle is about the Truthiness of the Mass Trance or Zeitgeist.

The Pluto-Eris Square occurs in late January 2020, at 24 Capricorn-Aries.  The next Jupiter-Pluto Cycle Initiates in early April 2020 at 25 Capricorn.

2020 B

October 20, 2016

By 2020 we’re still working on these 22-25 Degrees!  Good idea to put extra effort into our very busy and demanding homework on these Degrees now; the more we do now, the easier it will be later!  The Universe isn’t Random – this long span of working with these Degrees is a primer for the 2020 Saturn-Pluto.  When we’re speaking of Huperity at large, Saturn-Pluto makes the Lizards jump for Joy, creating some of the bleakest times for Huperity.  Like the massive earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, or “9/11,” or NAFTA and the WTO, or AIDS – correlates to our last four Saturn-Pluto adventures.

The 2020 Saturn-Pluto occurs at 23 Capricorn, “Bravery in Combat” – which it is likely to feel like if it turns out to be a showdown between the Patriarchy and its successor, or between the Lizards and the Mammals – we’ll bring this up later.

It draws a big crowd – it’s a Stellium of six planets between 22 and 26 Degrees of Capricorn – Sun, Ceres, Saturn, Pluto, Mercury, and Hopi.

 That combination has the potential to Change Huper Herstory significantly.

The Stellium Squares Eris, which is Stationary, and makes a Minor Tricolor to Chaos-Asbolus: Eris Square Stellium Quincunx Chaos-Asbolus Sextile Eris…

“I Wonder how the Infinite Nature (Chaos) of my Intuition (Asbolus) will influence the Stress between my Unconscious Trance (Pluto) and my Conscious Will (Saturn) and help me Accept the Truth (Eris)?”

We’ll go into the Moon’s deeper meaning of Instinct and Authenticity – which should totally Change our Attitude toward Pluto-Moon, in a little while.

The biggest Configuration in the 2020 Pluto-Saturn Initiation chart is a Diamond Star (a T-Square and a Yod pointing at the same planet) to a Stationary Nemesis.  Pallas-Veritas and Chaos-Asbolus form the base of the T-Square.  Hopi-Venus and Eris form the base of the Yod.  As part of this Configuration…

Nemesis Square Chaos-Asbolus Quincunx Stellium Trine Nemesis forms a Major Tricolor…

“I Wonder how the Infinite Nature (Chaos) of my Intuition (Asbolus) will influence the Stress between my Unconscious Trance (Pluto) and my Conscious Will (Saturn) and help me Understand how I sabotage myself (Nemesis)?”

Which brings us directly back to the Moon.  In mundane 3D Reality, the Moon symbolizes our “Random” Emotions.  Someone cuts us off in traffic, and one day we’re shaking our fist at them, the next day we slow down and make space for them, assuming they have a good reason to hurry, maybe even say a quick Prayer for their Safety.  Venus on the other hand represents our Consistent Emotions – our Values.  Unless there are extenuating circumstances or superior Values, we seldom Feel Enthused when someone commits murder.  The third level of the Emotional panoply is Vesta, which stands for our Unconscious Beliefs.  It takes Experience to figure out which of our Values arise from our Heart (Venus) and which arise from our Karma or Programming or Archetypes (Vesta).

Now, let’s look at those Random Emotions.  Chances are, the fellow (it probably was a male) whom you got mad at for cutting you off was probably himself Angry, maybe he thought you were slowing him down, or maybe he was just having a bad day, or maybe all of his days were bad ones.  The person you didn’t get mad at, probably did have a good reason to be in a hurry, rushing to the hospital or pick up their kid from school on time.  Feelings don’t exist in a vacuum, they’re a Field, and we have to be very careful to distinguish our own from other peoples’.

What does that tell us about the Moon?  It represents our Instincts!

How often do we Trust our Instincts?  When we’re cut off in traffic, we don’t need to invest a lot of intellectual firepower in figuring out why it happened, so we just back off the throttle, either out of consideration or out of caution.  When someone gives us a very subtle insult, the issue is a lot different.  Do we allow ourself to React Honestly?  Do we consider who it was that insulted us?  Do we take a time out and investigate whether it’s really just an old Unconscious wound of our own that was triggered by an innocent comment, and not an insult at all?  

If we were living in Yintegrity, and it was Safe to do so (it wouldn’t cost us our livelihood or our Life), we might React Honestly, watch where the chips fell, and iron out the complications accordingly – readjust our Relationship if it really was an undeserved insult, or make amends if their defense was credible.  Then examine our own wounds later, in the privacy of our own Psyche (if we didn’t have a bruise already, the insult wouldn’t have hurt).  If we really Trusted our Instincts, we might not even care if our Livelihood or Life was threatened – we might take it as an indication that Change was on the schedule, and follow the thread with Curiosity.

Astrology always gives us plenty of Opportunity to practice.  The Moon crosses or Squares or Opposes Pluto once a week!  It won’t be as intense, but Moon over Pluto will have a lot of core similarity to Pluto over Moon.  This will be excellent practice for all of us – when the Moon crosses Pluto, how do we Relate to our Instincts?  Do we Learn anything about how we Relate to our Instincts?  Here’s our schedule for the next month…

  • 21 October, noon PDT (plus or minus an hour or two)
  • 26 October, 1am PDT
  • 5 November, 2am PDT
  • 12 November, 8pm PDT

Let me know how this turns out – do you Observe anything useful?  Learn anything useful?

Honesty and Trust (and Discernment) around our Instincts is a big part of our Authenticity – we could think of the Moon as the local surrogate for Eris.  We routinely discount her because we’re programmed to “be Nice.”  Authenticity is represented by the Eighteenth Harmonic – planets that are separated by Angles that are multiples of twenty Degrees, half a Novile.  We can Learn a lot about our Relationship to our Authenticity by looking at which planets in our natality (birth chart) are separated by multiples of twenty Degrees.

Next we need to look at what else is going on in 2020; it’s actually more significant than the Pluto-Saturn Initiation.  The Pluto-Saturn Cycle spans thirty-some years (Pluto moves faster at some times than others), while the more important Cycle we’ll talk about spans two centuries, and will have a big impact on our Lives.  We hint at it strongly in Reasons for Optimism below.

2020 A

October 19, 2016

Another regular reader writes…

“I’ve become aware through your posts about the 2020 conjunction.  I did the chart for 12 January 2020 when Saturn and Pluto are conjunct at 22 Capricorn, conjunct my natal Moon by less than 1 degree of sensitivity.  Should I be concerned?!  That looks like a very potent … something.” 

Well, if there’s any astroevent that folks almost universally report to be max nasty, it’s Pluto (in the Sky now/then) crossing your natal Moon.  Ask Fernanda, who’s just been through it…

https://alchemicalastrology.wordpress.com/tag/pluto-square-moon/

So you’ve got a little over three years to Learn to Be Totally Loving with All Possible Emotions – should be Easy, right?  Your Pluto-Moon Can-Opener will be almost a month later, but your Saturn-Moon Can-Opener is only a couple of days after the Pluto-Saturn Initiation, so The Most Important Thing (Saturn) for you, for a while before Pluto actually does the deed, will be Learning to Be Totally Loving with All Possible Emotions.  With care, you should be well prepared.

“Pluto-Moon Can-Opener” means the first time Pluto in the Sky then crosses their natal Moon; Can-Opener because the first astroevent in a series almost always Opens a Can of Worms that we’d been blissfully ignoring or Denying.  No one experiences Pluto-Moon twice, so we have nil direct Experience with it in the Lifetime.  If we’re old enough, though, we can look back to a Pluto-Moon Square to retrieve quality indirect Experience.

“Saturn-Moon Can-Opener” means the first time Saturn in the Sky then crosses their natal Moon.  Saturn-Moon “Transits” (planets in the sky now/then crossing natal planets) occur every 7 years or so (counting Squares and Oppositions), so by reviewing all those prior time periods we can well prepare for a Saturn-Moon Transit.

The “Pluto-Saturn Initiation” refers to what will be going on in the Sky then.

The key to any Emotion is staying in the Present Moment.  Emotions are Paper Tigers; they don’t actually bite, they just cast threatening Shadows.  Under the Influence of any heavy Emotion, what’s going on in the Present Moment runs something like…

  • (1) “I Am [name of Emotion]” when you’re Identifying with the Emotion – or worse yet, with any Negative Thoughts that accompany and reinforce the Emotion
    • (2) “This Feeling Overwhelms me” when you’re beginning to break out of the Identification or Trance – and you’re still Conscious, ie, not Regressed to an age where you had little Skill with Emotion; hence the benefit of studying prior Experience
    • (3) “What color is the wallpaper?” if you’re Regressed, because there’s a good chance it will be different than it was when you were that earlier age, giving you an Opportunity to return to the Present Moment
  • (4) The next step is “I Feel [name of Emotion],” shifting from “I Am crap” to “I Feel crappy” as you Disidentify further
  • (5)  “You poor Sweetheart, you’re really Feeling krappy, aren’t you” as you Identify with Compassion instead of crap.  If you’ve practiced this a thousand times, and you’re lucky, your Abandoned and possibly Abused Herstorical Child, from your earlier age, will then talk back to you, giving you the Opportunity to bring them and their Unique Skills into the Present Moment as an integral part of your Self
  • (6) “Wow, that Emotion was Compelling” when you’ve stepped aside and let the bus run over someone else

If you’re working with it constructively.  You can see why Pluto makes it so hard when you notice the key words…

  • “Overwhelming” – the Ego is Overwhelmed whenever you misinterpret Labor Pains to be Death Throes – which is always an Opportunity to examine our Fear of Death.  Never pass up an Opportunity to do that.
  • “Trance” – Pluto is about Transformation, ie, ReFormation of the Unconscious Trance that has been driving your Consciousness as if it was a drone
  • “Compelling” – Pluto is always Compulsive

Here’s a wonderfully precise description of the fundamental issue…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqESogRgrYw