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Orcus II

April 6, 2020

Let’s look at the web of interactions between Oaths (Vows, Promises, Decisions) and Karma (Habits, Patterns) from a different angle.  In Tarot, the twelfth card in the Major Arcana is the Hanged Man.  This dude is Hanging neither from his neck nor fingernails, but Hanging from his heels…

The plan being that his or her Perspective will Change.  The Hanged Man card is referred to as the “Pattern-Breaker.”  There is no Tarot card for Pattern-Making or Punishment-for-Breaking-an-Oath.  While we might swear Oaths to ourself to try to Control our own Addictions, most of the Oaths that Orcus (Greek Horkos) Punished were Oaths of Allegiance to Others – Abdications of our Self-Sovereignty – around politics, war, economics, and servitude.  The Romans and Greeks were Hyperpatriarchal Cultures, and Vows of Marital Fidelity were not part of the Oath equation…

“A real man dominated in the bedroom as he did on the battlefield.  He would have sex with his slaves whether they were male or female; he would visit prostitutes; he would have homosexual encounters even while married; he would engage in pederasty; even rape was generally acceptable as long as he only raped people of a lower status.” —https://www.challies.com/articles/3-awful-features-of-roman-sexual-morality/

If you haven’t noticed the Persistence of this propensity in current Western Culture, you’re probably in Denial.  Orcus’s mother, by the way, was Eris, symbol of Revelation of What’s Been Denied.  You’ve probably noticed that Tolkien’s Orcs were spawned by Orcus’s visage as a Punishing – Devouring even – Monster…

The Socio-Sexual connotations reflect the Greek-Roman program of demeaning the Matriarchy – Betray your Oath as a Man [to Obey your Male superiors and Use or Ab-use Females] and you’ll be sucked back into the Toothed Womb, in the Patriarchy an Emasculating Fate worse than Death [loss of everyone’s Respect, the equivalent of Banishment]!

But, back to the astrology…

The astrological Twelfth Harmonic is the “Unx,” the Angle which Separates two planets that are one Sign apart.  In the current Ixion-Pholus-Quaoar Station chart (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2020/03/27/tumultuous-week-1/), eight of the twelve possible Unxes are present.  The implication is that we have a better-than-usual Opportunity to Let Go of Karmic Habits around each of these eight planetary Relationships.  We should be able to, for instance…

  • Step into a New Personality wherein we have Dropped any Manifesting Habits that were not Self-Loving (Haumea Unx Sappho-Makemake).
  • Step into a New Personality wherein we have Dropped any Health Practices that did not further our EnLightenment (Lachesis-Varuna Unx Klotho-North Node).

Remember that Karma is Dead.  When a situation arises where you’re Invited to Indulge a Self- or Health-Deprecating Habit, it will Feel perfectly Natural to Step right Into it.  Just like Developing a physical muscle, it’s Repetition that Reinforces Habituation.  Every time we go ahead and Step Into a Karmic Pattern, we Strengthen it.  Karma is actually a Choice, once we’re Conscious of it.  Each time we Choose to Step Into a Health-Promoting or Self-Loving alternative, we weaken the Karmic Habit and Strengthen our Physical and Moral (ie, Self-Love vs. Self-Abuse) Health.

Let’s take another example.  It’s fairly widely Believed that 5G at least exacerbates our Experience of the Coronavirus, if not contributes directly to it.  If we follow this line of thought, perhaps Nature is training, or as Darwin would put it “naturally selecting,” our Electromagnetically delicately-tuned Bodies for a Future with far greater Electromagnetic Radiation.  If you’ve ever stood in a Lightning Storm, you know that few Energies are more Electrifying than those symbolized by Uranus.  Uranus is in Taurus – Soul Descending into Flesh.  And what could be more Electric than Soul – Invisible, Energizing, Dangerous (to the Ego), “Bottled Lightning.”

In the current chart, Uranus is joined by asteroid Eurydike, which symbolizes Trust (Initiation Exact at 11:53 am 30 March in 6 Taurus, “A cantilever bridge across a deep gorge: Overcoming separatism through group cooperation,” with Ixion Stationary!), Initiating a four-year Cycle wherein Collaboration is emphasized.  Several friends, while Empathizing strongly with the Physical, Emotional, and Financial Suffering, have been Embarrassed to admit that they find current events to be Compelling and Exciting – they are indeed, without Realizing it, Trusting that Flesh will be Quickened or Electrified by Soul as we work through the seven years of Uranus in Taurus.

Another Energy in the current chart is the Revision of our Values (Venus) brought about by shifts in our Unconscious Beliefs and Limitations (asteroid Vesta) through Converting Fear to Power (dwarf planet Sedna).  We’re certainly being given plenty of Opportunities for the latter.  Remember your Kegels and Tapping – the sooner you Notice Fear in your Emotions or your Thinking, and Convert it to Power, the more you Weaken your Fear Karma and Strengthen your Power to Manifest the Future you Want to Live in.

These two Energies…

  • Trusting that Flesh is being Quickened by Soul, and
  • Revision of our Values through Converting Fear to Power

…are one Sign apart, an Unx Angle, promising that we can more Easily Let Go of any negative Karmic Patterns in how the two Energies Relate.  For example, a very common Ego-Value is to Contract, or Circle the Wagons, in the Presence of Fear.  Another common Ego-Value is to React with Fear to Strange Sensations in the Body.  In other words, we tend to Energetically Collapse around Strange Sensations.  “Something is Wrong!  We Gotta Fix it!” is the immediate Reaction, corresponding to an Energetic Contraction.  What if it was “Something is Different!  Isn’t that Curious!” instead – where of course we’d prefer Awe-Wonder-Fascination Curiosity over Gotta-Figure-it-Out Curiosity.

What if Strange Sensations in the Body Enlivened us the way Traveling in a foreign country can.  Strange-Sensation symptoms of dis-ease are productively considered to be the result of the Body Restoring Balance – a runny nose as mucus dispelling virus for example.  And of course unreasonable fatigue is just a Somatic request for more Rest.  Healing is greatly accelerated if we Open to those Sensations (increasing Blood flow to their location) rather than Closing around them (which restricts Blood flow, inhibiting the Immune System’s white blood cells).  That would greatly alter our Tolerance for the Vulnerabilities of Physicality, and tilt our Emotions toward Joy more often.

The Unx Pattern-Breaking Angle between Trusting the Present (Eurydike-Uranus) and Embracing Fear (Venus-Vesta-Sedna) opens the door to Life-Changing Transformations like this.  Maybe Opening Lovingly to Unfamiliar Physical Sensations is a prerequisite for Ascension to 5D.  But we need to Respond to the Opportunity.  The nature of Karma is Inertia – we move toward what’s familiar, toward our Training.  We need to Consciously make the Choice to move toward an Alternative instead.  That by itself will Enliven us, though it will be Uncomfortable at first, till we get our New Patterns Habitualized.  (What a “coincidence” – in the 7 April Full Moon chart, the Moon [Instincts] is Unx to asteroid Moira [Consciously Choosing Alternatives to Fate].)

Castles Burning

April 5, 2020

Marilyn Raffaele’s Channeling for today…

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

“In these present times of stress and confusion, allow yourselves to rejoice in the realization that everything taking place at this time is bringing in the changes you have sought, hoped, and prayed for since incarnating into this present lifetime.

“You who are spiritually awake will become the way showers, those who will be helping others open to new and more evolved ideas, solutions, and general ways of living.  Present times are making life difficult for everyone but you must realize that the cessation of ‘busy-ness’ is an effective way to bring about activities of Oneness where it can then be recognized, experienced, and begin integrating into the collective.

“Mankind is in the midst of an evolutionary experience that is about shifting from fear to love.  Is it not interesting that it is taking place at the time of the Christian holy day of Easter–a time of death, entombment, and then resurrection?

“The virus is not a punishment, nor was it chosen as being necessary for your evolution.  The disease you are witnessing today represents the exposure and clearing of false, old, hidden, dense, and no longer valid energy (beliefs) based in duality and separation, energies that have been fed and kept alive for hundreds of thousands of years by the unenlightened consciousness of the majority.

“The time has arrived in man’s spiritual evolution to move beyond the three dimensional concepts and beliefs that have and continue to hold the majority in bondage.  Spiritual evolution is an ongoing process governed by the higher dimensions as well as each individual’s Higher Self.  Spiritual evolution or lack thereof has never been or ever can be controlled by individuals or groups who stand to benefit by keeping mankind locked in ignorance.  Every individual is a Divine Being destined to awaken to their reality at some point.

“Things will eventually quiet down but do not expect them to go back exactly the way they were for they will not, cannot.  Present times are birthing a new world consciousness, one that is learning to see others in a new and higher way and which will eventually lead to the dissolving of separation based rules, laws, concepts, beliefs, and ideas.  You are a part of this because you chose to be a part of it.  Change is not going to happen over night, but the process has begun.

“Those leaving earth at this time have chosen to do so on a deeper level.  Death is always a personal choice regardless of how it may appear.  Every individual has the free will choice to go or to stay.  Many leaving are simply tired, and their contracts are complete and so have chosen the virus as their mode for leaving.  Others are leaving in order to return to a more evolved world at a later time.  Some leave because they believe they can better serve earth’s ascension process from the other side.

“Everyone has Guides and a Higher Self always assisting them to make choices that best serve their spiritual evolution.  Three dimensional ignorance has created a belief system that says:  1. Every person must try to stay on earth in body at any cost to self or others.  2. That success is about accumulating as much “stuff” as one can.  3. That one must do whatever it takes (drugs, activities, etc.) to always feel happy.

“Life is about spiritual evolution, about waking up to oneness with Source and all that IT IS.  Everything else simply represents the experiences and distractions, some good and some bad, necessary to eventually bring each individual to a readiness for truth.

“Isolation is providing everyone the opportunity to stop doing, doing, doing and just be.  Success during these times is not about how many rolls of toilet paper one can accumulate but is about doing no-thing – allowing, being, and clearing the mind of all the three dimensional nonsense that has come to be thought of as acceptable, important, and necessary.

“It is about reconnecting with your Real Self in new ways while acknowledging the Divinity of everyone else as well, even those you don’t like. It is about recognizing and letting go of the ‘shoulds’ and ‘should nots’ that have ruled your life, and allowing the I AM to express as and through you.  It is only through receptivity, pondering, then allowing and living truth does it then integrate and become an attained state of consciousness.

“Many see present circumstances as an inconvenient delay in their getting back to things as usual.  Life is not going be be the same as it was before because consciousness, the substance of form, is changing.

“Masculine energy (active, be-er, do-er) is gradually integrating and balancing with feminine energy (receptive, intuitive, love) and the result is going to be that the masculine without the feminine balance will no longer be able to hold dominance and power over everything as it has in the past.

“It was necessary to at least temporarily halt the striving for more, more, more regardless of who got hurt in the process while believing that more equals better and makes one superior in some way.  The third dimensional world must stop polluting and harming the the very source of its life and health – Mother Earth.  Three dimensional human minds will continue finding ways to destroy each other and the planet for profit and gain if old concepts and beliefs remain.

“The continual drive for more, more, more needs to be quieted and hopefully people will begin to seriously question and begin to take action on issues like the polluted water, food, and air that is harming (killing) all forms of life including humans, issues that are generally accepted simply because they increase some business’s bottom line.

“Humans are meant to be the caretakers of earth dear ones, but greed has caused present conditions which cannot continue.  Gaia, her people, and her creatures are sick and you are witnessing it now.

“Those of you drawn to these messages are already caretakers well aware of the oneness of all life and so will be the ones explaining this to those drawn to you for guidance.  You will be explaining that this is a spiritual universe peopled by sons of God rather than purely physical human beings at the mercy of every belief floating about in collective consciousness.  You can tell them about energy and how each person’s state of consciousness creates their world and situations.

“Your work is about to begin dear ones, It is what you have been preparing for even though you were not aware of it.  It is why you chose to be here at this time. Let go of any concepts you may hold about how the work must look, for it will be different for each depending upon the circumstances and individuals involved.  For some the work may simply be to hold the Light of truth for the world.

“Some drawn to you will be only capable of assimilating the ‘baby food’ of truth, while others will be ready for a full course meal.  Allow your intuition to guide you as to which is which rather than following some protocol you may have been taught along the way.

“All is proceeding according to plan and your job is to allow the process to unfold without resistance.  Even though appearances testify to discord and suffering, the reality is that a great deal is going on behind the scenes.  Collective consciousness is opening into new levels but as of yet most are unable to comprehend anything beyond outer appearances.  Be practical, follow the guidelines, but don’t let your actions be reactions based in fear.

“Sit quietly and ask yourself, ‘What am I believing?  What do I continue holding as truth in my consciousness?  Am I willing to live truth or am I too afraid?  Should I remain in third dimensional consciousness where I know what to expect even though it reflects duality and separation?’

“The time is now.  The time is upon everyone.  The time has arrived to live what you know dear ones for this is only the beginning and there is much to come.”

 

Orcus

April 4, 2020

A reader and friend asks…

“I wanted to ask you if you could look at Orcus in all of this – I have felt compelled to read Richard Tarnas’s chapter on SAT/PLU and am about to look at Jupiter in the mix but last year I read Jeremy Allan Neal’s book on Orcus which is quite chilling – some of the key words are Confinement, Imprisonment and Pitilessness.  He says you can’t really understand Orcus until you’ve thoroughly understood Pluto – so here’s our chance!”

Here’s my response…

The essence of Conservatism is a Reliance on and Loyalty to Authority.  So to a Conservative, an Oath may be Life-or-Death.  On the other hand, to Self-Sovereign people who Value Yintegrity, an Oath is a matter of pragmatism, and Renegotiated or if necessary Reverted when it becomes obsolete.  Not necessarily casually, but basically, Living is more important than Oaths.  The problem with Oaths is that we usually take them seriously enough while they serve us, that we commit to Habit the Behaviors and Thought Patterns that they demand of us.  Then we forget that the Habit serves the Oath, and presto, we’ve created Karma and Limiting Beliefs rigid Behavior that may have no Purpose relative to our Values in subsequent Lifetimes or Time Provinces, and often Sabotages those Values.

So I emphasize the Pattern-Breaking side of Orcus rather than Habit-Making or Oath-Obedience, as Pattern-Breaking is necessary for Letting Go of Karma, literally by definition.  So yes, Orcus was in charge of Punishing Oath-Breakers, with whatever horrors and tortures you can imagine.  Like Nemesis, Guilt in other words, which can actually Kill when taken to Extremes.  We can count the number of ex-cabinet members in the Antichrist’s cabinet, if we have enough fingers and toes, as examples of folks who did or appeared to Break their explicit or implicit Oath of Loyalty to the Antichrist – typical Conservative stuff, and Lit Up now because we’re entering the Age of Aquarius, wherein Ideology (Fixed Air) may be more prominent than sympathy and understanding, harmony and trust abounding – hairstyles are often symbols of Ideology and conformity.

Many couples, for instance, just grow in different directions, Like Jeff Bezos and his lovely ex, and if Guilt (Orcus) doesn’t force them to sneak around, they can talk about the Truth and if appropriate agree to go their separate ways without Abandoning one another.  That’s a lot closer to Unconditional Love than the alternatives, though sometimes more like sociopathy.  Now with Karma, the original Oath was not Current-Lifetime, so the Guilt or Fear of Punishment is a Paper Tiger, a Shadow Puppet that we can walk right through once we Recognize what’s going on.  Of course, since we don’t have an easy way to link the original Oath to the current Karmic Pattern, we usually have to do an Ego Death, perhaps many, to break the Trance created by the Habitualization of the Oath.

When generalized, we come to Cultural Taboos, violating which can lead to Banishment, which were often fatal in Cultures that didn’t do Walkabouts or Vision Quests.  Self-Banishment via Guilt is our current equivalent, unless we find a way to Celebrate “long beautiful hair / Shining, gleaming, steaming, flaxen, waxen / Give me down to there hair, shoulder length or longer hair” or the like.  So yes, Orcus is a task-master, but what he polices is mostly Ghostly.  Like the Sisiutl of the Canadian West Coast, we need to “stand still” and avoid his gaze, till he approaches so close that he sees his own second head when he looks at us, and turns himself to stone.

Not that Oaths don’t serve a Present-Moment Purpose, but if they’re made to keep us Safe, and they aren’t renegotiable, they can prohibit us from seeking Liberation and hence EnLightenment.  They’re pretty much Win-Win only if we crave Limitation.  Nothing wrong with that, as long as it’s synchronous with our Values.  Of defined duration would also be useful, so we can Avoid accumulating more Karma.  Otherwise, we tend to Betray ourself Unconsciously, which isn’t all that uncommon.

In the Ixion-Pholus-Quaoar Station chart (ie, current Transits, drawn in https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2020/03/27/tumultuous-week-1/), Orcus Trioctiles Pluto and Trines asteroid Karma.  Most astrofolks would consider 135° a Sesquisquare, or junior Square.  I consider it a combination of the Third and Eighth Harmonics (tri- and -oct), or a meeting of Love with Wisdom (Third) and Restoring Balance (Eighth), which sounds pretty great to me.  The mechanism may not Feel so Loving for many of us, but the astrology suggests that we’re being Compelled (Pluto) to Lovingly Rebalance (trioctile) our Relationship to our Oaths, Vows, Promises, and Decisions, aka Let Go of our Karma.

Of course, a prominent Taboo of Western Culture is Acceptance of Death, so it does make sense, doesn’t it.  But to take that a couple of steps deeper, by accepting the philosophies of Allopathic Medicine, we’ve implicitly Decided to let ourselves be Victims of Microbes like the Coronavirus rather than embracing this Big Opportunity to Claim our Sovereignty over our own Body (ie, Chiron-Lilith Trine Varuna-Lachesis).  A Decision is just a Vow, linguistically disguised.  It may not be as initially Obvious, but our Languaging Colors our Reality just as our Oaths Influence our Behavior.

Eagles and Condors

March 31, 2020

John Perkins shares an excerpt from his new book Touching the Jaguar (due out in mid-June), and comments about it, in his email newsletter for 31 March 2020, titled The Eagle and Condor Prophecy and the Virus

https://mailchi.mp/johnperkins/the-eagle-and-condor-prophecy-and-the-virus

“I hear over and over that this virus is telling us to reexamine who we are as individuals and as a species.  The message that the hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, and other ‘once in 100 years’ events that now happen every year or so failed to convey is now being heard around the globe – because of the coronavirus.  We once took satisfaction in knowing that if we survived the hurricane, earthquake or other catastrophe, within a week or two help would arrive from the ‘outside’ world: bottled water, food, medical help.  Now we know: There is no ‘outside’ world.”

Certainly very appropriate for a Big Moment in our Climate Change Drama astroevent (Strong Emotions [Moon OOB 31 March-1 April] while our Survival Instincts [dwarf planet Quaoar] and our Need for Eyes in the Back of our Head [dwarf planet Pholus] are also very Strong [both Stationary 1-3 April] – John’s newsletter hit my inbox just as the Moon crossed the Tropic of Cancer, outbound).  From Touching the Jaguar p.99…

” ‘Back in the mists of history, human societies took two routes.  The Eagle peoples flew the path of the mind, of science, technology, and industry.  The Condor peoples flew the path of the heart, of passion, intuition, and spiritual connections with nature.’  It goes on to explain that for centuries they would never meet.

“Then in the Fourth [half-millennium], which began in about 1500 AD on our calendar, their paths would cross; the Eagle would nearly drive the Condor into extinction.  But not quite.  The prophecy says that five hundred years later… – now – the opportunity arises for the Eagle and the Condor to fly together, to mate, and to produce a new offspring, higher consciousness.

“History confirms the first prophecy.  Columbus, 1492.  The Eagle swept into Condor territory and almost wiped out the Indigenous peoples.  But not quite.  Now, five hundred years later the prophecy is being fulfilled again.  The Eagle and Condor are coming together to create higher consciousness.  It is happening!  Indigenous teachers have invited us to learn their ways.  There is a deep interest in traditional nature-based wisdom and shamanism among industrialized people around the world.”

That’s particularly fascinating to me because by a series of coincidences I ended up helping to fund the Audubon Society’s rescue of the California Condor from extinction in the mid-1980s, just prior to the Harmonic Convergence, and to the Initiation of this blog’s predecessors.  I didn’t have that much money to contribute, but I guess because I was obviously contributing more than I could afford, it was inspiring enough to them that I ended up with special thanks in their annual Audubon Wildlife Report.

The Harmonic Convergence of course was, astrologically, a Convergence of major planets in Capricorn and on the cusp of Aquarius – just as in 2020.

And of course we can’t forget that the Eagle was prominent at the turn of the 21st Century, as an overarching theme for the Century (Sabian Symbol for the coincident Pluto-Chiron Initiation) is “A flag turning into an Eagle turning into a Chanticleer Saluting the Dawn.”

A friend and colleague of astrologer Demetra George has stumbled across an 5km, four-year asteroid named Wuhan, that “just happened to be” in Capricorn this year…

https://demetra-george.com/blog/asteroid-wuhan/

Asteroid Wuhan also “just happened to be” Dancing around Capricorn in 1987-8.  So far this year, Wuhan has crossed Ixion (5 January), Pholus (16 Jan), Quaoar (19 Jan), Jupiter (14 Mar), Mars (22 Mar), and Pluto (24 Mar).  It will cross Chariklo (12 Apr) and Saturn (25 Apr) in April, then enter Aquarius on 28 May.  It returns to Capricorn from 9 July to 12 November.

Tumultuous Week 3

March 31, 2020

The dwarf planets, especially those out beyond Pluto, represent essential fragments of the Universal Unconscious, and by extension essential fragments of our Cultural and Personal Unconscious.  The Personal Unconscious comprises everything that the Ego disowns.  If you’ve ever said “I’m not one of those people!” or “I can’t stand people like that!,” you’ve just Identified a significant segment of your Personal Unconscious.  Similarly, if you’ve ever said “I’m NOT one of those people who…” you can be sure that those people reside in your Unconscious.  Which means you either want to Own that part of Yourself, or Let Go of that Karma, or both.

The dwarf planet Ixion, which reached its Peak Energy at 1am 30 March 2020 in 1 Capricorn, is all about our Hidden and Forbidden Genius.  It doesn’t take a lot of Genius to stay between the lines that someone else has drawn to keep us under Control.  Those lines are our first Barrier to Expressing our Genius.  The next couple of Barriers are the lines we have to keep ourself under Control.  Some of those were installed by our Programmers, some are Karmic, some follow from our Values, and some from our Personality or our Experiences.

If we don’t like to Shout, for instance, why is that?  Was it just not done in our Family of Origin?  Were we Punished for it?  Did we ever have occasion to do it?  Did we do it then?  Was it Spontaneous, or did we have to Overcome our own Resistance?  What happened?  Were we Embarrassed?  Was our Message Received?  Did we Get what we were Shouting For?

If we want to Change the World – and Goddess Knows it Needs Changing – we’ll probably have to Shout, maybe a lot.  Even if we Speak Softly and carry a Big Stick, our Message may not be Received, and for every one of us, our Message is indispensable for Earth Repair.

After 11 September 2001, I didn’t keep track of the individual Moon-Out-of-Bounds sessions after the first one, so I don’t know if they’re likely to Intensify the Energies or not, but we’re about to find out.  As it does for a few days every two weeks during its OOB Decade, the Moon goes Out-of-Bounds at 11 am PDT on 31 March 2020, and returns In-Bounds at 3pm PDT on 1 April.  It’s not a fair test, though, because while the Moon is OOB, dwarf planet Pholus Stands Still, at 11am PDT on 1 April (in 5 Capricorn).

Both “Out-of-Bounds” and “Standing Still” make the Energy of a planet (or “Light,” in the case of the Moon) much Stronger than usual.  The Moon and Pholus won’t be Competing for our Attention though, they’ll just Amp each other Up.  The Moon is about our Instincts, and Emotionality.  Pholus is about the Possibility or Likelihood of Being Blindsided by something we weren’t ready for.  If we Discount our Intuitions, the Likelihood increases.

How do we Differentiate Instinct from Emotionality?  Is it “just” Anxiety, or is it Instinct?  Wishful thinking, or a glimpse of the Future?  I Differentiate these by alternating Tapping and Theta Healing, as I described at the end of https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2020/03/24/changing-vitality-patterns-new-moon/.  Emotions are often the Messenger for Intuitions, so don’t make them second-class citizens in your Internal Dramas.  You might start your Theta-Tapping Loops by Commanding Clarity.

The stock market it a great indicator of Emotionality – I’ll be watching it between 10am and noon PDT on 31 March.  And of course the Coronavirus has everyone riled up.  I can easily picture the Antichrist Abusing another reporter for quoting what he said before he had to pretend that whatever happened was all his idea.  Or other unsettling news about the Pandemic.  It’s a Global Detox, so be Mindful that whatever you Lose, if anything, might be what Stands between you and the Future You’ve Always Wanted.

The larger context is Global Warming, as the dwarf planet that symbolizes our Survival Instincts (Quaoar) is also Standing Still, culminating 3 April at 9:10 pm PDT (also in 5 Capricorn).  The astrological indicator for Global Warming is the Union of Pholus and Quaoar, which is consummated 21 February 2022.  Here they’re Standing Still only two days and 22 arcminutes apart.  So we shouldn’t be Surprised to see a Big Weather Event this week either.

It doesn’t help that the Pholus and Quaoar Stations are also Merged with a major symbol for our Karma (the South Node).  However, they do make a Self-Resolving Challenge (Diamond Star).  The Challenge (T-Square base) arises from Potential Confusion or Competition between Manifesting Self-Love (Sappho-Makemake) and Eschewing Codependence (Lilith-Chiron).  And of course Friction between either of those two Energies and the Pholus-Quaoar (-South Node-Ixion) Global Warming Energy.  We might be Eschewing Codependence with a Vengeance, but the Coronavirus could leave us begging for food and shelter.

The Grace or Resolution (the base of the Finger of God) in the Self-Resolving Challenge arises from Accepting and Exercising Conscious Control over our Vitality and Health (Lachesis-Varuna) and Becoming Conscious of Limiting Beliefs that had been Founded in Fear and inappropriately Cemented into Values that are now Obsolete (Venus-Vesta-Sedna).  We may be Exposed to Ego Death here as our Consciousness Changes quickly, but it should be an Easy one, since the Challenge is Self-Resolving.

Make a mental note of Who You Were a week ago, so you can Compare it to Who You’ve Become a week from now.  If you’re Feeling Dizzy or Confused or Lost or Grieving, that’s a Good Sign.  This is the Ego Molt process that you’re Feeling.  If you take an Honest Look into the Future just beyond your Molt, you’ll find Grounded Excitement – especially if you can Accept your Feelings without having to Assign Reasons for them.

Tumultuous Week 2

March 28, 2020

In the following table, we list the peak times for the coming astroevents.  The Energies are likely to build up in the days prior to the peak, then come to a head, then soften and fade into the background.  That doesn’t mean they’ve become unimportant.  It just means that they’re surrendering the podium to give their Peers a chance to Speak Up.  The Energies marked with a *Timespan are likely to become very strong again after the indicated Timespan has elapsed.

  • 28 March 2020 9:30 pm PDT, The need to Express yourself (Chariklo Initiates Mars 29 Capricorn).  *6 Months.  See also next entry.

  • 30 March 1am PDT, There are Things you Feel strongly about Expressing, but you don’t Feel like you have Permission to Speak out about them.  Many of these Things aren’t very Clear to you yet, making it all the more important that you Talk about them, because Talking will help you Get Clear.  So Give Yourself Permission to Ramble, without having to Make SenseIf you do Feel at all Clear, Shout it Out.  You don’t have to be – or Want to be – Perfect.  If anyone tries to shut you up, find new Friends and Allies.  The Things you need to Talk About and Get Clear About and Shout Out will turn out to be Critical for the Repair of the Planet (Ixion Stationary 1 Capricorn).  *5 Months.
  • 31 March 8:40 am PDT, A Big Change in your Values allows you to Explore New Directions.  Yes, you do have Power and your Opinion and Input are Important to Solving these Problems (Sedna Initiates Venus 28 Taurus).  *3 months.
  • 31 March 10am PDT, Focus on What You Want, whether it’s Clear to you or not.  If it’s not, just make a stab and follow it with “…or something like that.”  It’s actually better if you’re vague.  If someone tries to pin you down or put you down, change the subject or suddenly remember an important appointment (Moon on North Node 4 Cancer).  *1 Week.
  • 31 March 11:30 am PDT, Don’t Argue with Anyone.  Just Express Yourself, when it Feels Safe, and be Open to others Expressing Themselves.  Spend as much time Listening to others, as you spend Expressing Yourself, and Suspend Judgment while you’re Listening.  If you’re Suffering a Noisy Fool, take a third party aside and Ask them about themself  (Saturn Initiates Mars 1 Aquarius).  *6 Months.
  • 31 March 7:30 pm PDT, Big Changes in our Boundaries with Other People that don’t Feel Optional.  Trust your Sense of what Feels Important (Pluto Initiates Pallas 25 Capricorn).  *1 Year.
  • 1 April 11am PDT, What are The Most Important Probabilities that you need to be Ready to Deal With?  What other Possibilities are you Discounting because you don’t Believe they’re Probable?  How would you Prepare for them if they suddenly became Probable?  What are you Ignoring? (Pholus Stationary 5 Capricorn).  *5 Months.
  • 2 April 6:20 pm PDT, Paying Attention to your Vitality and Taking Full Responsibility for it.  If that’s a Difficult assignment, Reorganize your Priorities till it becomes Second Nature (Moon on Varuna 2 Leo).  * 1 Week.
  • 3 April 6:15 pm PDT, Beginning to Understand Why you’re being put through this Gauntlet (Neptune Initiates Mercury 20 Pisces).  *3 Months.
  • 3 April 9:30 pm PDT, If the Threats to your Survival Feel Overwhelming, Tap Out your Vulnerability, then Pray that the Universe Give You All That You Need to Stay Safe  (Quaoar Stationary 5 Capricorn).  *5 Months.

  • 4 April 8:40 am PDT, The Emotions that you’re Feeling are Real, but you’re Attributing them to Current-Lifetime Events, and they’re Karmic, they’re not Present-Moment.  You have what amounts to an Addiction to these Emotions, so when they Arise you Grasp them.  Emotions need to be Felt and then Let Go, to make room for the Rest of Life.  What would it be like for you if you did that?

Would you Feel Differently?  Even if you Feel Guilty, that would be Progress – you’d have Let Go of your Addictive Feeling and made some room for the Rest of Life.  You’re still Alive, right?  Now go back to your Original, Addictive Emotion.  It’s Still There, right, it hasn’t gone anywhere?  You don’t have to Grasp it – it’ll always Be There.  When it arises, Let It Come then Let It Go (Moon opposes OR10 5 Virgo).  *1 Week.

 

Tumultuous Week 1

March 27, 2020

The coming week will continue to be Tumultuous and then some, Up and Down and All Over the Place.  Till I have time to write about it, squint your eyes, look at this chart, and Ask yourself, “In a general kind of way, what might a chart like that imply?”

If you got an answer like “Busy” or “Crazy” or “Volatile” you’re right in the ballpark.

The potential Hot Spots include…

  • 30 March 2020 1am PDT (Ixion Stationary 1 Capricorn).
  • 31 March 10am PDT (Moon on North Node 4 Cancer).
  • 1 April 11am PDT (Pholus Stationary 5 Capricorn).
  • 2 April 6:20 pm PDT (Moon on Varuna at 2 Leo).
  • 3 April 9:30 pm PDT (Quaoar Stationary 5 Capricorn).
  • 4 April 8:40 am PDT (Moon 5 Virgo).

The basic concern is our Personal Response to Climate Change and all of its implications – and don’t for a moment think that the Coronavirus and the resulting Scrambling of “Civilization,” as we knew it, aren’t an integral part of Climate Change.

“There’s no reversing it.  That’s why we need a whole new world, and we all, every one of us, has a powerful role to play as a midwife of this rebirth.

“Taken through that lens, you begin to see that you’re not powerless at all.  Far from it.  The world is not falling apart in front of our eyes so much as it is falling into our hands.  What will happen if we’re brave enough to catch the falling pieces?

“That’s why it’s so impossible for any… Person to tell any other… Person… what their… commitment should look like.  We don’t know that special thing that you bring to the movement…  And we can’t wait to see the magic that will happen [when you bring it].”

–Mary Heglar, “Here’s Where You Come In,” Wired Magazine, April 2020, pp.18-20.

Intuition, Choice, Self-Sovereignty IV

March 23, 2020

As much importance as we assign to the Meaning of asteroid Moira, it behooves us to look in detail at her Retrogradation.

Planets appear to go backwards or Retrograde when, on our way around the Sun, we “pass” them.  It’s like when we pass another car on the freeway – if we focus on the other car, it looks like they’re going backwards.  Of course we’re all going “forward,” but the sort of astrology we use looks at the planets as they’re seen from Here.

To filter out the effect of the Earth spinning on it’s own axis, we have to take a snapshot of the Sky at the same time every night to detect an other planet going backwards.  And of course we think the other planets and Stars “rise” in the East and “set” in the West, but that’s the Earth’s rotation.  The other planets, when moving “forward,” actually move from West to East, so on our daily time-lapse photo series, “backwards” movement is East to West.

When a planet goes Retrograde, it crosses a given patch of Sky thrice – once prior to its Retrograde Station, a second time while it’s Retrograde, then after its Direct Station, a third time.  A Spiritual Purpose of the moving planets is to Educate us.  When we have to suffer through a Lesson three times, we know that it’s an Important Lesson.

Moira’s Retrograde Station, on 21 March 2020, occurred at 19:05 Scorpio.  Her Direct Station will occur on 15 June at 7:30 Scorpio.  She first crossed 7:30 on 22 January, and She’ll cross 7:30 again on 15 August.  So our Moira-in-Scorpio curriculum spans 22 January to 15 August, and 7:30 to 19:05 Scorpio.  So we’ve finished the first Repetition of this Deep Exploration (Scorpio) of Fate versus Choice (Moira), and beginning the first Remedial session.

Astrological Signs are divided into twelve “Duads” of 2½ Degrees each.  For Scorpio, the first Duad is the Scorpio Duad of Scorpio, the second Duad is the Sagittarius Duad of Scorpio, etc.  So our span of 7:30 to 19:05 is about the Aquarius through Gemini Duads of Scorpio.  The Meaning of these are…

  • Aquarius Duad – Deep Examination (Scorpio) of our Relationship to our Community and Culture (Aquarius); are we Victim of, or Adept with (Moira), our Community and Culture?  We had this Lesson initially from 22-29 January.
  • Pisces Duad – Deep Examination of our Unfinished Emotional Business; does it Victimize us or are we Enthused by the Opportunity to Confront our Held Emotions and Let Go of our Self-Sabotaging Karma?  That Lesson was 30 January through 7 February.
  • Aries Duad – Deep Examination of our Spiritual Creativity; does it Burden us or Motivate us?  Initial Lesson 8-17 February.
  • Taurus Duad – Deep Examination of our Relationship to Matter; does it Rule us or do we Rule it?  First Lesson 18 February through 1 March.
  • Gemini Duad – Deep Examination of our Willingness to Let Go of Who We Are in Order to Allow a Greater Identity to Form; Victim or Master?  Preview 2-22 March.

Now that Moira is Retrograde, we now go through this curriculum in reverse.  This second iteration is when we really get the opportunity to study the material – the initial set of Lessons merely introduced the Issues, mostly as Questions.  Now we begin to look not for Answers, but for Strategies for dealing with the Issues.  This is Real Life, not college, so the Issues don’t have Right-or-Wrong Answers, they only result in new ways of Organizing our Experience.  Eventually they’ll result in Wisdom, but that may take many Lifetimes.

So our curriculum for the next three months looks like this…

  • 23 March-11 April, Gemini Duad, Are we Victims of our Losses, or are we Grateful for the Opportunity to Grow a New Identity?
  • 12-25 April, Taurus Duad, Do our Possessions and our Health Define our Identity, or are we Adept at Manipulating Matter and at Manifesting Wellness?
  • 26 April-7 May, Aries Duad, Are we Clear about what Inspires us, and do we Allow it to do just that, or do we Shut Down our Deepest Desires in order to avoid rocking any boats or Confronting our Programming?
  • 8-19 May, Pisces Duad, Yes, we’d rather Die that Feel or Do That again.  Do we Cower before this Fear, or do we Recognize it as an Invitation to Liberation from our Limitations, and Bravely Embrace the Fear as our Power in Disguise?  Remember that Bravery is the Fundamental requirement for success between 2020 and 2055 (Saturn-Pluto), but don’t forget that we still have access to what we Learned between 1982 and 2019, that Spiritual Forces Surround and Assist us.
  • 20 May-15 June, Aquarius Duad; So, do we Choose to spend our Attention and Energy on Ruing what we don’t like about the World we Live In, or do we Let that World Go and Persistently Devote One-Pointed Attention to a Vision of the Community that We Want to Live In?

The third and final series of Lessons is mostly about Exercises that allow us to Acknowledge our new-found Confidence that we now know how to…

  • We now have Confidence in our Ability to Focus our Energy on a Community that Enlivens us, whether we Feel that we’ve Created it already, or we still need to PIAVA it more, all the while staying in Gratitude for what we have already Manifested in the way of Community.  Aquarius, 16 June-11 July.
  • We now have Confidence in our Ability to Recognize that any Experience we don’t Like is an Opportunity to Jettison our Karmic Pattern to Create it again and again, and Let It GoKarma is Dead.  The only thing that keeps it Alive for us is our Unwillingness to Let It Go, because we’re so accustomed to it, and frightened by the possibility that the Alternative could be worse.  It won’t.  Pisces, 12-23 July.
  • We now have Confidence in our Ability to Recognize the Sources of our Inspiration, Invite them when they’re Absent, and Follow them Wherever they lead us, no matter what anyone else will think or say.  Aries, 24 July-2 August.
  • We now have Confidence in our Ability to Manifest What We Need and What We Want, When We Need It.  Taurus, 3-10 August.
  • We now have Confidence in our Ability to Recover Quickly from Losses, Be Grateful for What We Have Kept, and Be Able to Swivel Quickly when Conditions Change.  Gemini, 11-15 August.

We need to get very serious about dumping this Karmic shit, and our Belief in it – which perpetuates it – while we still can.  Otherwise we’ll just be Dancing on the Wheel for several more Millennia on some other Planet after this one has finished Atlantis II.  Or on this one after it has split in two.

“When the apparition ended, there in his notebook was ‘The Gospel According to the Dark.’  The handwriting was his, but he had no memory of setting down her words…

” ‘Say to the Nations, let there be no light upon the face of the Earth.  Let the machines all cease their movements, the wires their humming.  Let the skies be empty of satellites and silver birds.  Let the forests return and the watercourses find their way.  All things seek their Mother – save man only.  Now is the hour of Her return.’ …

” ‘Not one syllable of all that is written will remain.  Of the former things, not one will be remembered.  Did you suppose that what was written by the wind on water should last forever?  How much shallower are the traces left by man.‘ ”

–Clark Strand and Perdita Finn, The Way of the Rose: The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary, pp.53-54

Shades of Hank Wesselman.

Intuition, Choice, Self-Sovereignty III

March 22, 2020

The 21 March 2020 Station of asteroid Moira (Fate and Choice) also includes a hidden feature that holds a lot of Promise (a Septile Fez – a Configuration comprised of three Biseptiles and one Septile; we Interpret a Fez most easily by interpreting its Diagonals).

In this video, Rita Wilson explains a traditional, and Powerful, Manifestation process…

Basically, she Achieves sufficient Clarity to be able to Extend a healthy quantity of Positive Emotion into her Vision, and a series of Miracles follow, both Initiated by her Clarity (Dynamic Creativity), and also Bestowed by “Outside Forces” that she Inspires (Magnetic Creativity).  It’s a good Metaphor for what’s going on in this chart Pattern.

An astrological “Fez” is a Configuration that looks like one of those Turkish felt hats, an isosceles (equal-sided) trapezoid or trapezium, like so…

The Angles between these planets are in the Seventh Harmonic – that is, they’re multiples of one seventh of the way around the Zodiac.  The Seventh Harmonic is about Timing.  When you’re trying to Manifest something, Timing Is Everything.

This Fez tells us that, in particular, the Time is Right for…

  • Focusing your Attention Fully on your Mission (diagonal Saturn [The Most Important Thing] Triseptiling the North Node [our Mission]).  This won’t be easy, because any number of other Priorities will attempt to intervene – such as using your Dynamic Manifestation Skills (Plan, Execute) and Magnetic Manifestation Skills (PIAVA, see https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava-review/) to Assure your Survival.

But if you Give First Priority to Your Mission, your other Priorities will take care of themselves.  Scary, I know.  If you Think or feel like you already know what your Mission is, be sure to suffix it with “…or something like that.”  Our Mission is vastly multidimensional, and the Intellect is merely Dual, so Thinking you know what it is will never be more than partially correct.

Feeling like you know what your Mission is, isn’t much better, because “Feeling like” is really Thinking.  Naming your Mission is similar, as Verbalization is always filtered through Thinking, unless you’re Channeling or doing Automatic Writing or Free Association.

But if you can Feel your Mission in your Body, without Verbalizing it, you definitely want to spend time Focusing Intently on that Feeling in your Body.

Plan/Execute and other Dynamic Manifestation Skills are very difficult without Verbalization.  But a great advantage of Magnetic Manifestation Processes is that they require only vague Verbalization.  For instance a PIAVA such as…

“God/Goddess, Guide me so that everything I do is Directly Applicable to My Mission in this Lifetime.”

…is sufficient.  Preview all of your Actions and PIAVAs with that one, even your Dynamic Creativity applied to your Secondary (for now) Priorities such as Survival, and you’ll stay on track.

  • Growing our Consciousness by Focusing on the Ephemeral more than the Visible (diagonal asteroid Juno [Growth in Consciousness] triseptiling Neptune [Material Confusion and Spiritual Clarity]).  Growth in Consciousness usually requires a shift in Identity, aka an Ego Death, so if you Discover that you’re Avoiding Discomfortable Changes, take a small step toward those Changes instead.

Material Confusion is certainly a prominent part of our Current Moment Reality, but rather than trying to Grok what’s happening to your Species and your Planet by following the News closely so you can Anal-yse it, PIAVA that your Intuition tells you where you’ll end up after this Big Disruption, so you can start Maximizing your Adjustment to your Future Self and Role now, and not waste your Attention on short-term Noise, of which there is plenty.

And of course you’ll also want to PIAVA that you are Available to your Intuition, so you’re Open to Receiving it, Trusting it, and Following its Guidance.

Asteroid Moira might seem like a bit player, but She governs what may be The Most Important Thing we can Learn on this Planet – the Difference between Fate and Choice. 

That Difference – which is synonymous with Letting Go of our Karma – determines whether we’re Victimized by our Life Force, or Adept at Managing It.  It leads Directly to Enlightenment or Ascension, and it’s Essential to Surviving this Decade’s Descent of the Soul into Matter (Uranus in Taurus).  If we don’t Master this before the Age of Aquarius arrives In Earnest (starting this coming December), we’ll find ourselves Living in a World of Warring Ideologies (Aquarius as Fixed Air) and 5G (a possible source of Coronavirus symptoms, as we’re literally Cooked by Microwaves) instead of Living in Collaborative 5D.

This is the beginning of a poem by Kristin Flyntz, titled An Imagined Letter from Covid-19 to Humans…

Stop.  Just stop.
It is no longer a request.  It is a mandate.
We will help you.
We will bring the supersonic, high speed
merry-go-round to a halt.
We will stop
the planes
the trains
the schools
the malls
the meetings
the frenetic, furied rush of illusions and ‘obligations’ that keep you from hearing our single and shared beating heart,
the way we breathe together, in unison.
Our obligation is to each other,
As it has always been, even if, even though, you have forgotten.
We will interrupt this broadcast, the endless cacophonous broadcast of divisions and distractions,
to bring you this long-breaking news:
We are not well.
None of us; all of us are suffering…

Find the rest of the Channeling at https://olyclimate.org/2020/03/17/an-imagined-letter-from-covid-19-to-humans/.

Intuition, Choice, Self-Sovereignty II

March 21, 2020

In our previous post about the 21 March 2020 (5:20 pm PST in 20 Scorpio) Moira Station (prominence of issues around Fate and Choice), we focused on the Self-Resolving Challenge (Diamond Star) to our Intuition (dwarf planet Asbolus), whereby we implicated Victimhood (Fate) and Codependence (dwarf planet Hylonome) as primary vehicles for Obfuscating our Intuition, and hence the Exploration of Choice and Self-Sovereignty as Pathways toward Opening it.

Our Codependence Semi-Consciously censors our Intuition, to remove Insights that might upset our Delicately Balanced gondola.  We don’t need to be in a Dependent Relationship to be Codependent – our Reality could be Constrained by Obedience to the Worldview of a long-since-gone Relative or Teacher or Bully.

And our Victimhood, by Denying our True Power, including our Power to Manifest the “Impossible,” also Strangles our Intuition, because we reject out of hand Suggestions that we have the Power to Create What We Want.  “Impossible” is defined by our Worldview.  Notice how so many things, like the 4-minute mile, become commonplace once someone has broken through the longstanding Limitation.  The Extensions of this Hypnotic process can be Extreme.

There are several other Energies that we can Emphasize as well.  For instance…

  • How our Learned Values can contribute to Preventing us from Permanently replacing our Victimhood with our Power (dwarf planet Ceres [Sustainability] T-Square to [Challenged by] the Opposition between Moira and Venus [Values]).

Values Originate in the Heart.  However, the Heart is Corruptible.  We may have Admired someone, and developed Habits that were Designed to Please them, but which Betrayed our own Native Truth.  We may have been Punished for failing to follow someone’s Codified (Religious) or Arbitrary (Addictive) Beliefs about what was Righteous, and formed Patterns that were Designed to Avoid Abuse.  Neither of these kinds of Patterns of Thought, Feeling, and Behavior serve our Enlightenment.

  • How Growth in Consciousness is Emphasized when we Rectify our Values and our Sense of the Mystical, or the Sense of Wonder and Awe we have when our Ego takes its proper place relative to the Natural World (Finger of God [Pay Attention!] pointing to asteroid Juno [the Growing Edge of our Identity, Identity being our critical leverage toward 5D], from the Sextile between Venus and Neptune [Sacred Mystery, often Occluded by someone else’s Mythology about it]).

A friend contributes this poem…

“You heal the Land and the Land heals you.

“We are in a symbiotic relationship. When we tread upon the earth
“in its natural form with its diversity
“flora and fauna,
“we find comfort, insight, and healing from the Land.

“The attention and gratitude
“you give to the earth, helps heal.
“Each close inspection of a leaf or petal
“sends energy back into the Land itself.
“Into the Earth.”

—Sylvia Platt

  • Great Grace for the Intellect, Allowing us to Grok the Relationships between Identity, Sustainability, and Intuition (Air Grand Trine between Juno, Ceres, and Asbolus).  This is a fairly Unique Opportunity, since none of these three are usually very available to Anal-ysis, let alone their Interrelations.
  • Great Grace around our Relationship to Materiality, Opening Doors to our Grokking of the Mysteries of Manifestation (Earth Grand Trine between Venus, Hylonome, and Nemesis).  Have you been Noticing Synchronicities lately?

The old saw “Be Careful What You Ask For” is very relevant here, however.  Too much Optimism and too much Ambition can lead to Flying too close to the Sun, and melting the Wax that holds our artificial wings together.

Two of the three Trines in the Earth Grand Trine have another planet at their Midpoint, Neptune and the Stationary Moira Herself.  In other words we have five of the six points that would make a Grand Sextile [Magic Wand].  To complete the Wand, we need to Consciously contribute the Energy that would be supplied by the sixth point.  The sixth point is at the Midpoint between the Great Star Sirius and the Star Castor.  Castor is about Polarity, particularly the Optimistic end of it.

Sirius is a more Serious business…

“Sirius… indicates that the mundane may become sacred, that the small action of the individual has a large effect on the collective.  The individual, however, may be sacrificed to this collective expression, or may gain fame and glory.  It is the blast of energy that can burn your fingers or help you achieve levels that seem impossible… Sirius can bring immortality to its bearer, but the price may be the burning away of the mortal flesh.

“One of the most striking examples of Sirius was its heliacal rising with Pluto in early August 1945, which occurred at latitudes 32 to 35° North.  In this period two Japanese cities at that latitude, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, experienced nuclear attacks.  Thousands had their flesh burnt away, and yet they have been immortalized.”

–Bernadette Brady, Brady’s Book of the Fixed Stars, p.85.

Here’s the chart…

We can see a similar drama playing out today between the Antichrist and Dr. Faustus, er, I mean, Fauci…

We can still Shoot for the Moon, but need Finesse more than Brute Force if we want to remain in 3D.  Which brings us back to the old question of whether we can achieve 5D without Abandoning 3D.  And can 5D and 3D coexist?  Recognize that 3D is Blind to much of 5D, and not the other way around.  But don’t Forget your Finesse.

The ultimate in Analytical Grace lies is Recognizing the Presence of Mystery.  From the Perspective of 3D, 5D is simply a Mystery.  What do we Learn in Mystery School?  We Learn to tolerate Paradox as the alternative to Contradiction.  We Learn that it’s not Either/Or, it’s Both/And.