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Yang Feminine I

December 13, 2017

A reader has asked us to review the possible astrological motives behind the current, rather amazing, example of a Tipping Point, where people are starting in some cases to Pay Attention and even Respond when women are assaulted – of which Alabama’s Choice might be an example.  This is a Big Question, and it will take me a long while to give it the Attention it deserves, but I’ve uncovered a few clues so far, so I’ll start what will undoubtedly end up being a looong series…

My first guess would be the Uranus-Pluto Cycle that was Initiated in 1965, because it’s one of the bigger (ie, longer) Cycles that’s begun in “our” era.  Pluto is about major Changes of Cultural Winds (equating to Jung’s “Universal” Unconscious, which we’re demoting to encompass not the Universe or even the Galaxy, but “only” our Solar System).  We could go on at length about Pluto’s role as Guardian of our known Solar System, until its demotion – Sedna plays that role now.  Pluto Protected Human Consciousness from having to deal with Reality, and played the role of a movie projector, projecting the Dominant Paradigm onto the Hologram we mistake for Hardcopy Reality.

It was the Waxing Square of the Uranus-Pluto Cycle – when the Cycle’s Energy emerges from gestation and becomes “Permanent,” or at least Pervasive – that ushered us through the whole 2012 Transformation.  The word Transformation or TranceFormation – Formation of a (New) Trance, a new movie in the projector – is in my humble opinion the best single keyword to characterize Pluto.  The second-best keyword is “Mandatory” – it’s usually futile to Resist Pluto’s Transformations, though they can be adapted within Limits.  So to me the Uranus-Pluto Cycle Increases the degree to which the Soul Self insists on its right to partner with the Ego, as its Supervisor.

I don’t regard Slavery as a natural unfolding of the Soul Self, except of course as a Heuristic or Learning Exercise.  So any new Uranus-Pluto Cycle is going to make it more difficult to keep enslaving half the People.  Also, because Emotion is more often a carrier of Intuition than Intellect, and because Women for one reason or another are likely to have more dexterity with Emotion than men, Women tend to be more Intuitive, at least for now.  That is, they have better access to Information that is usually hidden from the Intellect.  Hence they are likely to be more Conscious.

So it’s not like Women became Conscious starting in 1965.  There have been untold Uranus-Pluto Cycles prior to this one.  But 1965 would be expected to see a Transformation of Consciousness of our Soul Self, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see such a Transformation led by Women.  And of course we did see just that; there was huge surge in “Feminism” or Respect for the Sovereignty and Leadership of Women, in the 1960s.  Sensitive people would have begun Feeling the 1965 Uranus-Pluto Initiation several years prior to the Exact Conjunction, so we don’t expect a sudden Transition.

The current Uranus-Pluto Cycle began at 18 of Virgo, “A Ouija Board” – in other words, forget Logic and Proportion and Pay Attention to the Red Queen.  Gracie’s White Rabbit was released by Jefferson Airplane in 1967, and was certainly a very apt anthem for the Times (Zeitgeist is another good keyword for Pluto).  She wrote it for her previous band in 1965-66.  Close your eyes and let the Ouija Board guide your fingers – Intuition.  We could go into the Uranus-Pluto Initiation chart at length – it’s Fascinating – and I hope to find time to do just that.

But let’s shift our Attention to the Present for a minute, as that’s where the Tipping Point seems to have occurred (not that there won’t be a lashback or two).  Where is the Uranus-Pluto Cycle now?  They’re 107 Degrees apart.  Just beyond a Biseptile.  The Septile series or Seventh Harmonic is about Timing.  Isn’t that a Coincidence.  Of course it’s not an exact Biseptile.  So what else do we have?

Let’s look at 5 October 2017, the day the New York Times published their expose about Mr. Weinstein.  That was certainly a significant moment, and in hindsight (at least until someone more prominent is impeached) an excellent candidate for the Tipping Point itself.  Anything relevant going on then (I haven’t looked at Mr. Weinstein’s chart yet, because we want to focus on the impact on the Planet, not on him)?

Well, a new Venus-Mars Cycle was Initiated on 5 October.  When we’re talking about sexual and social intercourse, Venus-Mars is certainly where we’d look first.  We looked at Uranus-Pluto first because the Venus-Mars Cycle is only about 18 months or so, and we wanted to look at a longer Cycle.  So, where was the Venus-Mars Initiation?  Duh, 20 Virgo!  Only two Degrees from the 1965 Uranus-Pluto Initiation, the environs of which will remain a “hot spot” on the Zodiac till we start the next Uranus-Pluto Cycle in 2150. 

Virgo 20 is “A caravan of cars headed to the West Coast.”  Well, that was certainly happening in 1965 and thereabouts, with flowers in their hair.  How do we relate it to Mr. Weinstein and the Tipping Point for assault on Women?  Elsie read these Symbols in 1925 (in San Diego), so a caravan of cars would not have been a common occurrence yet.  But on long trips cars may have been likely to travel in caravans, as auto services would have been scarce.  It wasn’t until twenty years later, after World War II, that people flooded to Southern California, after seeing what a paradise it was while they were stationed on the edge of the Pacific Front.  So these people (or cars) were harbingers.

Is it a coincidence that the West Coast is burning up as we move through this Tipping Point about Respect for Women?  Collapse of an Olde Order – Death by Fire – would be an appropriate interpretation.  If you follow the Sun, the West Coast is as far as you can go without a boat; darkness follows.  The Venus-Mars Cycle is really about how our Inner Female and Inner Female are getting along with each other; the sexual stuff is just a Mirror.  So we have the Spirit (Fire) of an Olde Order descending into Darkness, and a caravan coming to Celebrate a whole new level of Integration, to witness the Heiros Gammos that’s underway.  Heiros Gammos is certainly an excellent Initiation into 5D Reality.

The only major Angle that the Venus-Mars Initiation made was a Square (Challenge) to Asbolus – which symbolizes Intuition.

Anything else happening on 5 October?  Yes, another Initiation, of Hopi by Haumea – Rebirth of Respect for All Things.  I’m not sure we need to even say more about that.  But for the record, it occurred at 25 Libra, “The sight of an autumn leaf brings to a pilgrim the sudden revelation of the mystery of life and death.”  Suggesting that this is no ordinary Rebirth, but an Enlightenment.  This Initiation Opposes Uranus-Eris (Revelation of the Soul’s Truth) and is Squared by Nemesis (Ego Death). 

Bingo.  We could go on, and as time allows we will.  We could sleuth out the other 99 Monkeys.  But we should remember that any chart speaks with many voices, most of which Harmonize.  For instance, on 5 October OR10 (Intrusion of Memories into Consciousness) and Nessus (Abuse and Privilege) were only two Degrees apart.  Their Initiation occurred a while back, and they’ve been Dancing ever since; it will be interesting to see what manifested into “Real” Life on or about their Initiation date.

There are a number of other Initiations in the neighborhood of 5 October – Pholus-Lilith (Taking Full Responsibility for Self-Sovereignty!), Quaoar-Lilith (Self-Sovereignty as Survival), Saturn-Lilith (Self-Sovereignty as The Most Important Thing), Ixion-Lilith (Honoring the Sovereignty of our Hidden Genius), all near the Galactic Center, as well as mutual Unions between Varuna (the Life Force), Aletheia (Truth), Ceres (Sustainability), and Mnemosyne (Memory) on the Cusp of Leo (Self-Trust).  These suggest that Transition to the Yang Feminine is critical to our Survival, which is not very surprising at all.

Full Moon Scramble IV

December 5, 2017

You’ve undoubtedly noticed that the 3 December Full Moon chart is quite busy, peppered with nine out of twelve “corners” or points within a few Degrees of the 12-Degree Full Moon.  (We always round UP to the next Degree – 11:00 is expressed as 11 Degrees, but 11:01 through 11:59 is expressed as 12 Degrees; to make sense of this, consider that Aries 0:21 is in the first Degree of Aries.)  We’ve often seen this sort of Pattern busy-ness, but it’s usually been in the 20-30-Degree range.  The latest example was the most recent New Moon (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/11/18/scary-new-moon/).  That chart has eight “corners” in it – that is, eight of the twelve Signs were activated within a few Degrees of the 27-Degree New Moon.

Well, this is significant, because we often promote the Trioctile Angle as a signifier of Insight – the Trioctile is three eighths of the way ’round the Loop, and the Eighth Harmonic implies Rebalancing while the Third Harmonic means Love with Wisdom.  So the Trioctile Guides us toward Adjusting our trajectory so it’s more Aligned with the Directions we’re Intending to go.  The Trioctile is 4½ Signs, and since half a Sign is 15 Degrees, 4½ Signs from the 12-Degree Full Moon is 27 Degrees of the Signs that are appropriately distant.  So with many 12ish Degrees and many 27ish Degrees Lit Up, we can expect to Encounter a lot of Trioctiles, and hence a lot of Insights.

While our major emphasis in astrology is on the Angles between planets, there are so many of those (one for each pair of planets) that we focus on Configurations – where the Angles form a familiar Pattern and sum to 360 Degrees, which fills the Circle.  The Configuration that results from two adjacent Trioctiles is the Mjölnir, which is two Trioctiles that join on one end, and on the other end are separated by three Signs (a “Square”).  Since a Square represents a Challenge (to Mastery of course), Insights about how to Respond to it are always welcome.  So we consider the Mjölnir to represent Epiphany.

And with lots of planets near 12 Degrees and lots of planets near 27 Degrees, we have to Expect many Epiphanies.  What do we actually find in this Full Moon chart?  Eight Mjölnirs, eight Epiphanies.  That’s Exciting…

The red lines are of course the Squares, and the ghostly metallic lines the Trioctiles. How do we read them?  The planet at the tip of the Mjölnir triangle is a likely messenger to deliver Insights about Frustrations that the Squares create.  Let’s start with a relatively simple example…

  • The Square from Moon to Orcus, both Trioctile to Juno.  The Square tells us that we’re Challenged (Square) to Align our Vows and Promises (Orcus, which is Stationary, or Strong) with our Passion for WhatWeWant to Manifest (Moon).  Since we are Co-Creators or Manifesters by nature, when we have Blocks to Manifestation – for instance Vows of Poverty or Chastity or Revenge, perhaps Past-Life – we need to move the Blocks out of our Field.  The Mjölnir tells us how, in this case by Expanding our Consciousness (Juno symbolizes the Growing Edges of our Consciousness).

There are lots of way to Expand our Consciousness.  For instance, we could take Inventory of what we Judge as Unworthy, Intuitively Choose one (by Pendulum or dart or coin-toss for instance, if one doesn’t jump out at us), and then PIAVA what it would take to Extend our Unconditional Love toward what we’ve been Judging.  PIAVA is important here, because the Edges of our Consciousness are well Defended by the Ego, and normal thought processes will steer us away from Breakthroughs that will actually Expand our Consciousness.

If Epiphany isn’t forthcoming on its own, it would be an excellent time to PIAVA Insights into what Blocks our Manifestation.

Orcus, whose Station is Exact 8 December (8pm PST), extends this Full Moon.

The other seven Mjölnirs or potential Epiphanies…

  • Blocks to WhatWeWant to Manifest that seem to be “Fated” or caused by circumstances beyond our Control, or which make us Believe that it’s not Possible to Manifest WhatWeWant (Moon Squaring Lachesis-Neptune); Watch for Actions that are completely out of Character, and which may not seem related to What We Want to Manifest (Mars-Haumea, or Birth of New Actions), and Indulge them. 

Let’s pick an example at random – suppose we Want Community, and we get a sudden urge to start a Garden (which we’ve never done), and then when we go shopping for a shovel we happen to meet folks who make Community around Gardening.  It will be important for the next several weeks to Trust unfamiliar urges – the Weirder the better.

  • Issues of Trust, Confidence, or Self-Love that interfere with WhatWeWant out of Life (Eurydike Squaring Sappho-Chariklo); Watch for apparently-unrelated Fear that arises, seemingly out of nowhere (Sedna). 

The more out-of-the-blue the Fear, the more likely it is to apply.  When Fear Overwhelms us, we’re usually Motivated to get Grounded again as soon as we can, by Tapping for instance.  That allows us to distinguish Present-Moment Danger from Regressions, and to Choose appropriate Actions, if any.  But in this case, seemingly-randomly-sourced Fear is our Intuitive Vehicle, and we want to ride it rather than Control it. 

We “ride” Fear by first locating it in our Body.  If it’s Diffuse, just pick a place where it appears to be more Intense than elsewhere.  Put All of your Attention directly into the center of that place, and hold it there.  When your Attention Wanders, no Judgment, just bring it back.  When the Intensity or location of the Fear Changes, you’ve succeeded.  You can keep following it if you want, or if it’s dissipated, you can just Change the Subject. 

This sort of Focused Attention is like a Poor-Sweetheart; other than relaxation of the Emotional Charge, you won’t notice immediate “results,” ie, your Fairy Godmother may not appear in the flesh.  However, you will have Changed, and when you Change, the Universe Changes.  Not just because the atom of the Universe that is you has Changed, but because the Universe that you see is a Mirror for Who You Are.  For instance, you may have started this process Believing that you would never be able to do public speaking because you are too shy.  But then, a week afterward, you find yourself speaking in public and enjoying it.  You may not even remember that you used to eschew it.

And by the way, this Focused-Attention process works very well for any sort of Discomfort in your Body.  Try it while you’re waiting for a dental appointment for your next infected root canal, for instance, or while waiting in the emergency department to get your next broken bone set. 

Get the idea?

  • The Desire to Act Differently, to Do New Things, or just to Be Someone Else, abrogated by a Little – or Loud – Voice telling you “You cannot do that, it breaks all the rules you learned in school” (Juno Square Mars-Haumea); Watch for what you’re Inspired to Create, and put your Attention into Creating that (Moon), rather than Focusing on the stalemate between your Wants and your Stops.

After a while you can pause and just Sit Still for a while, and look to see if your Little Voice is still as Insistent.  You may even Discover that what you’ve Created has satisfied your Desire and for the Moment completely bypassed your Stops.

  • Great Difficulty Setting Boundaries that Allow you to Be your True Self All of the Time, abetted by our Programming that we have to be “Nice” or the Sky will fall, and our Programming that it’s not Safe to be Completely Vulnerable (Juno Square Uranus-Pallas-Moira); Watch for subtle reminders of Promises or Vows that you have made in the current Lifetime or others (Orcus, which is Stationary).

This is a Biggie that we’ve been struggling with since 2012 or before, as we’ve Striven toward Yintegrity – toward Doing what we Feel Like Doing, Moment to Moment, instead of Doing what we said we would do or Doing what’s “right” according to someone else’s Rules.  Yintegrity is an important part of the Unconditional Trust in our Intuition that we need in order to step into 5D.

  • Places in your Life where you Habitually “Live a Lie,” where you are Compelled to Act in ways that you’ve been forced to Learn, rather than ways that are Natural to Who You Really Are (Sun Square Orcus, which is Stationary); Watch for any Discomfort around Boundaries (Uranus-Pallas-Moira).  You’ve always felt this Discomfort, you’ve just never really Noticed it before.

One of the simplest examples might be what you Habitually say when someone asks you “How are you?”  You might still say the same thing, but then you might catch yourself wishing you’d been more explicit or more Honest or more Vulnerable.  If that happens, don’t Hesitate to say “Wait a minute, Let me turn off the autopilot!  I’m really…” – and then go ahead and Be more explicit or Honest or Vulnerable.

There are two Stellia (groups of three or more planets) involved that make the rest of this really complicated…

  • You know Exactly what you Need to Do, but you Hesitate because your Programming doesn’t Believe you’ll be Safe if you Do it (Mnemosyne-Aletheia Square to Jupiter-Vesta-Hopi-Karma, with Mnemosyne Stationary); Imagine yourself Doing what you Need to Do, and Feel your Fear about Survival, then when you’re in the thick of it, Poor-Sweetheart yourself (Chiron).

This one’s tricky because you have so many Masters in the Unconscious.  There is the Master that Demands that you Grow, the Master that defines the Edges of Safety for you, the Master that Condemns your Lack of Unconditional Love, and the Master that reminds you of all the places where you Believe yourself to have Failed, and reminds you of all the “Lessons you’ve Learned” from those Failures. 

Of course that’s all Krap, there are no Failures, only Experiences, and those aren’t “Lessons,” they’re Unconscious Limitations.  And how can you Condemn a Lack of Unconditional Love – you can only Unconditionally Love any Lack.  The Edges of Safety are only what keeps the Ego from Growing, and no one Grows from Demands, only from Surrender.  All of which arguments are Meaningless because they’re just words. 

You have to go in there and Merge with each Master, Feel their Power, then move your Identity to Yourself as their Slave and Feel your own Powerlessness under their Control.  Then Poor-Sweetheart yourself.  Then wait a day, and do the same with the next Master.  You might well find more Masters than the four I’ve mentioned.

Now the Biggie…

  • By Galactic Order, your Planet is Raising Her Vibration.  It’s not Forced, it’s an Order that She Rejoices under, because She knows it’s the Culmination of the current stage of Her Evolution.  As atoms of Her Essence, like it or not our own Vibration is Rising as well, requiring a lot of Adjustments.  Our task is to Avoid being Victim to these Adjustments (Chiron Square to Ixion-Saturn-Mercury-Pholus-Quaoar-Galactic Center); For this one we tune our Mindfulness to Honestly Being Fully Present with the Memories and Emotions that arise (Mnemosyne, which is Stationary, and Aletheia). 

The Eighth Harmonic itself is all about Adjustments and Rebalancing, and these Mjölnirs are well tempered with Grace from their fusion with the Third Harmonic. 

Mnemosyne’s Exact Station 6 December (3pm PST) represents an Extension of this Full Moon, and these Memories, and being Fully Present (Aletheia) with the Emotions they Evoke, are Key to Acknowledging our Rising Vibration.  What Memories?  Subtle, aren’t they.  If they weren’t on the Edge of Awareness we’d have Faced them long ago.

Know anyone who is dying, or has recently died?  What Emotions does that Evoke, and more important, what Emotions does it not Evoke because you’re Programmed to Suppress them?  These “Held,” or Suppressed Emotions, are the currency of Enlightenment.  The more successfully we’ve Suppressed them, and the longer we’ve Suppressed them, the less Awareness we have of them.  If they’re still invisible to you, PIAVA that they contact you, Lovingly and Gently.

Once they Arise, or if they’re already Present and clinging to us like Slugslime, our task is to Embrace them Lovingly.  We can use Focused Attention on them to our advantage.  Remember that Love is Soft and Warm, while Fear is Cold and Hard.  Find them in your Body and Soften them, Warm them.  You can’t wash or rub off Slugslime, but there’s a trick – Grass will take it off.  Which is the clue – bare feet or a butt (sure, bare is better, but optional) on the Earth, especially with your back to the trunk of a Tree, will Drain slimy Emotions (and their dis-ease counterparts) rapidly.  Lying on your back on the Earth, facing the Sky works well too.

Let’s disassemble that Square…

  • Dwarf planet and Centaur Chiron tempts us to Respond as Victim, and the Antidote is Poor-Sweethearting ourself.  If you’re new to the Feminine Perspective, we talk about Poor-Sweethearting at https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/05/11/poor-sweethearting/.  You can also look it up in the Categories list.  The “Centaurs” orbit between Jupiter and Neptune, with orbits of about fifty years.
  • Dwarf planet and Plutoid Ixion symbolizes our Forbidden Genius.  There is a part of us that is so Magnetic and so Bright that our Programmers felt the need to make us Ashamed of it, so it wouldn’t blind them.  We’ve been working to Recover this part of ourself for a while now.  If you haven’t unchained yours and invited them up out of the Dungeon yet, there’s still time.  Focus on What You’d Never Do In Public even in a million-dollar bet.  That’s what needs your Unconditional Love.  This part of every one of us is mandatory for our 5D Community.  The “Plutoids” orbit between Neptune and Sedna, with orbits in several to many hundreds of years.
  • Saturn symbolizes The Most Important Thing.  When Saturn is Lit Up we’re being Asked to Let Go of all of our fallbacks, and put All of our Attention on Priority Number One.  If you aren’t sure what that is (it should be Intuitively Obvious), PIAVA Guidance.  Hint: it’s about all of the things in this list.  If you don’t know Lady PIAVA, you can find out about her at https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava-review/.
  • Mercury stands for Awareness.  Here’s one artificial aid…

  • Dwarf planet and Centaur Pholus means Responsibility.  That means Being Responsive to, it doesn’t mean Being Blamed for.  Blame is about assigning Guilt about the Past.  Responsibility means taking charge of improving Future Outcomes.  Eliminating all Blame from our intellectual and Emotional Reality is another mandatory prerequisite for Enlightenment and 5D.

  • Dwarf planet and Plutoid Quaoar (“Q” for short on the chart) represents our Survival Instincts.  We Regress or Ignore them at our peril – as many in the US are doing.  No Blame; they’ll get theirs.  He who farts in church sits in their own pew, as the old saying goes.  Just move to the other side of the church.
  • “GC” in the chart stands for “Galactic Center.”  That’s Sagittarius A, the Black Whole around which our Galaxy revolves.  Galactic Headquarters.  We’ve talked at length about how Fate and Free Will are a Duality, an Either/Or, which betrays their status as an intellectualization rather than a Reality.  So it’s not like it is in the Space-War movies.  The Human intellect is Dual, Reality is Unitary and Multifarious.  We Create our own Future by becoming Conscious of our Choices, by Letting Go of the Archetypes that bind us to Habitual knee-jerk Behavior and betray our Presence in each Moment (Again, see Arrival, above).

If you’re thinking “My God that’s a Lot!!!” you’re right on track.  This is the Plot, and as Overwhelming as it is, it’s easy to lose.  See how long you can Avoid Victimhood.

Full Moon Scramble III

December 3, 2017

Let’s talk about the “Fingers of God” in the Full-Moon chart next.  There are four of them.  In general, Fingers of God are admonitions to “Pay Attention to These!” namely, the planets at the apices (or apexes) of the green wedges in the chart.  You know that we make a Big Deal about Wonder – Curiosity without a Compulsion to view it as a puzzle needing a solution.  The green lines in our charts symbolize Wonder and Curiosity. 

When two of these green lines converge into a wedge, that makes a Finger of God.  Each green line connects planets that are five twelfths of the way ’round the Zodiac from one another.   The Twelfth Harmonic is about Pattern-Breaking, and the Fifth Harmonic is about Learning.  So Five Twelfths is about Learning to Break Patterns – Learning to Liberate ourself from Limitations, Archetypes, Karma, Blockages, Resistance to Held Emotions and Forbidden Genii, and all manner of Self-Sabotage. 

If we approach Learning with the “Left Brain” using our Dynamic or Masculine Creativity, we usually seek an Answer to our (intellectual) Curiosity.  While this can break us out of places where we’re Stuck, it doesn’t often Transport us to entirely new ways of seeing the World.  It’s great for Incremental Progress, not as Powerful for Startling Innovations.  If on the other hand we use our Magnetic or Feminine Creativity, we seek Wonder.  If we then succeed in Changing the Subject, we may well be subsequently Graced with Intuitions and Insights that Expand our Consciousness.

We’ve already talked about the foci of three of the Fingers of God…

  • The Moon, which is not only a Supermoon Full Moon, but Authentic Change is emphasized in many different ways in this chart.
  • Aletheia-Mnemosyne, facing the Truth of the Memories that arise in the context of the Ego Deaths (Nemesis) we’re likely to encounter as we break through the blizzard of deep Limitations which are likely to move more Clearly into our Consciousness (the Jupiter-Vesta-Hopi-Karma Stellium in Scorpio).
  • Neptune-Lachesis (Realizing that We Have the Power to Transform our “Fate”), which,  Opposing Orcus (Pattern-Breaking), forms the perpendicular in the Grand Cross (Big Motivation) with the Full Moon itself.

Which leaves the fourth Finger of God, which points at the only corner of the Full-Moon chart that we haven’t mentioned at all so far.  This is the approaching Initiation of Sappho (Self-Love) by Chariklo (Self-Confidence).  We mentioned earlier (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/11/16/nightmares-of-abuse-et-al/) the Gauntlet of Initiations that Sappho has been undergoing.  The Sappho-Chariklo Initiation will be Complete 10 December (12am PST) in 13 Capricorn, “A fire worshiper meditates on the ultimate reality of existence.

That’s pretty intense.  Do we Love ourself enough to be Unconditional about our Self-Confidence?  Are we Confident enough in our Self-Love that we can make it Unconditional?  That’s what the 3½-year Sappho-Chariklo Cycle is about.  We’re certainly all Fire (Spirit) Worshipers, right?  So we will definitely enjoy Meditating on the Ultimate Reality of Existence for the next 3½ years, won’t we.  And we know that the Ultimate Reality of Existence is Unconditional Self-Love, don’t we.

 

Full Moon Scramble II

December 3, 2017

BTW, as of 11:30 pm PST 2 December, Mercury is Retrograde, till 22 December.  It backs across the last half of Sagittarius.  That’s the Gemini half of Sadge, promising more Change.  Mercury in Scorpio (16 October through 6 November) would have had us researching some topic exhaustively.  Then Mercury in the first (Sagittarius) half of Sadge, 7-15 November, would have us trying to shake ourselves loose from the conclusions of our research.  Sagittarius is about Burning Away what’s Unnecessary. 

Mercury in Scorpio wants Answers, but we know that it’s Wonder that Liberates us, not Understanding.  So we may have wrestled with ourself in early November, part of us Wanting Freedom, and the rest of us Craving Clarity.  This is what’s particularly educational about Cusps.  It’s an Either/Or, which always means it’s about Politics, Power, Judgment.  Which feels better, which is best – Freedom or Clarity.  With Either/Ors we always look for the “Coin,” right?  An Either/Or sticks us in one Dimension, a line, where we bounce between the two ends of the finite line. 

If we’re talking about something like Scorpio and Taurus, an Opposition, the Dance between Emotion and Matter, between Fearlessness and Beauty, it’s easier to find the Coin – it’s just Manifestation.  But Scorpio and Sagittarius are adjacent.  What’s the Coin between Ice and Fire?  We could say Water, but Water isn’t really a Dimension with Ice on one end and Fire on the other, it’s just what you get when Fire attacks Ice.  What if Ice wins.  What would you have then – Smoke?  You can see the Confusion.  But that’s what’s special about Cusps – Confusion is the first stage of Growth.

There’s a sense in which each Sign is a Reaction to the previous Sign.  Scorpio feels Compulsive, Sagittarius just Shakes It Off.  The Coin there could be Attachment.  There aren’t any Rules or Conclusions for this, you just make it up as you go along, because it’s your Growth and your Edges.  No one else’s.  And it’s different every time.  But when you move from an Either/Or to a Both/And, from a line to a “Coin,” you’re moving from Judgment to Inclusiveness.  That’s an important step toward Unconditional Love, toward Wonder and Mystery and Collaboration with the Universe.  Is there a sense in which you struggled with Attachment to something in the second week of November?

Then at the Ides of November we moved into the Gemini half of Sadge, till 2 December.  Chances are we didn’t know that we were being set up, that it was the first of three Adventures with these Degrees.  Usually when this first third of a triple Dance happens, we’re presented with what feels like a Problem, something that makes us nervous and inspires us to try to “Solve” it, or “Fix” it, or Change it, so we aren’t troubled by Anxiety anymore.  In Real Life, rather than in our mind, this is just Curiosity.  Western Culture trains us to need to squelch Curiosity, to come to some Resolution.  But Wonder is akin to Love, as they both Eschew Judgment.

So if we’re able to exit the Dualistic mind, we get to Wonder, to Detachment from needing it to be one way or the other, Letting it be both way at once, or even three or four ways at once.  Like watching a bonfire, watching the Flames Dance, uninhibited, as if no one was watching.  Now we’re getting somewhere.  How do we Feel while we’re watching the Flames?  Where is our Identity?  Are we the Wood?  The Fire?  The Air that the Fire needs to keep Dancing?

That’s where we are today.  Mercury has reached the End of Sagittarius, the End of the Gemini half of Sadge, and it’s slowed down and Stopped.  Our minds have Stopped.  Gemini’s about to go back and see what we’ve learned about Detachment, or about whatever Coin applies to your own recent Experience, your own recent intellectual Ruminations.  Can you tell the difference between your Experience and your Thoughts about your Experience?  Are you actually Living, in the Present Moment, or are you Thinking about it?  How many of your Senses are Engaged?  What does Identity Smell like?  Is Detachment Comfortable, or does it make you Anxious?

So for the next three weeks, while Mercury is Retrograde, we get to Explore these issues.  The movie has Stopped, and we get to get up and walk around in the Hologram, look at Attachment and Identity from many different Angles.  Try new things or Roles, things we’d never ordinarily Do or Be, just to see what happens when we do.

Meanwhile, Mercury has been Out of Bounds.  That means it’s Stronger than usual.  It went Out of Bounds on 9 November, and comes back In Bounds on 7 December.  So we’re doing some extraordinary Identity and Detachment work here.  We won’t put it all to bed till 10 January – once Mercury turns Direct again, it will be Dancing for a third time over this second half of Sagittarius – this Zauberisches Theatre, as Herrman Hesse called it, where we’re Free to Act Out any Role we Want to.  Try to Avoid Conclusions – we’ve barely begun to Explore.

Who Am I?  What Am I Doing?  It’d be a great time to read Steven Levine’s Who Dies, the quintessential Examination of Identity and Attachment.

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Oh, did I mention there’s a Full Moon tomorrow?  I saw it last night through the Clouds.  Here’s the chart of the 3 December (8am PST) Full Moon…

You can see how strongly the Energy flows toward the Moon, toward Authenticity and Manifestation.  How can we be Authentic if we’re auditioning new Roles every few minutes?  That’s easy.  Authentic means Authentic in the Current Moment.  Consistency and Continuity belong in other Realms, not this one.  This is the Dance of Freedom, of Freedom to Be who we Want to Be in each Moment.

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In addition to the Big Emphasis on Freedom to Change that we’ve been discussing here and in the previous post, the chart tell us…

Grace and Effortlessness flow from Trusting what lies beyond Ego Death… 

The Full Moon makes a Grand Trine with asteroids Nemesis (Ego Death) in Aquarius (Community) and Eurydike (Trust) in Libra (Meeting Other).  That puts the Sun (Essence) in Sagittarius (The Way Out is Letting Go) at the head of a Kite (Directed Grace, here Directed toward Essence).

We’re being Challenged to Open new doors into the Unconscious, into what lies beneath and behind our Limiting Beliefs, to Let Go of the Restraints that keep us from Respecting All Things, to be Present and Loving with the Truth of Memories that force us to alter our Self-Concepts…

Nemesis (Ego Death) Opposes asteroids Aletheia (Truth) and Mnemosyne (Memory), and the Opposition is T-Squared (Challenge to Mastery) by the Stellium (group of planets) of Jupiter (Expansion) and asteroids Vesta (Limiting Beliefs), Hopi (Respect for All Things), and Karma (Inertia).

Grace also flows from the Truth of these Memories…

A second Kite is formed on the Moon-Nemesis-Eurydike Grand Trine, this Kite focused on Aletheia-Mnemosyne.

And Greater Grace yet flows from Following our Guidance…

The two Kites make up five corners of a six-cornered Grand Sextile (Ease at Manifesting).  When a major Configuration like a Grand Sextile is formed but for one of its corners, that Vacant corner becomes the Most Important Point in the Configuration, because it’s up to us to provide the Energy of the Vacancy, in order to unleash the Full Power of the Configuration.  The Vacancy here is 11 Aries, “The ruler of a nation.”  We’ll ignore for now the implications of that Symbol around the Antichrist, and reframe it as Our Guidance.

However, the Stars won’t let us be so casual about it, as there is a Fixed Star sitting in the Vacany.  The Star Alderamin completes the Grand Sextile for us.  Bernadette, in Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars (p.104) tells us…

Alderamin “would relate to the concept of the successful king, raised to the heavens as an example for others to see and learn.  This star, therefore, could well talk of a different role model for male sovereignty.  At the moment the model, as a collective statement, is one of aggression.  At best it is simply out of step with planet Earth and the laws of nature and is thereby a destructive influence.  However, Alderamin could represent a balanced male energy in harmony with the feminine and the Earth but focused and concentrated, in contrast to the more intuitive energy of the feminine.”

We’re told that the essence of Conservatism with its focus on Separation and Me First (and often Me Only), is Attachment to Authority.  Conservatives are lost without someone to tell them what to Do and Believe and Say.  Authority can come from many sources.  If we render unto Mammon what is Mammon’s, we can seek our own Authority elsewhere.  This Full Moon will point each of us toward our own Authority.

Our “left brain” or analytical side likes to Believe that it thinks for itself, and enjoys following the Authority of Logic.  Logic, however, is a house of cards built upon Assumptions.  The nature of Karma is such that we often do not even know what our Assumptions are, we simply follow the Rules that we Believe will keep us Safe, without looking to see who is actually driving our Vehicle.  This Full Moon is a test for Authority of all sorts – the Authority of our Limiting Beliefs, the Authority of our Defining Concepts and Philosophies and Religions, and not least the Authority of our Communities and their Political Systems. 

We may even get to see whether the Ruler of a Nation is subject to the Authority of the Laws of that Nation, or vice versa.

 

Full Moon Scramble I

December 1, 2017

The Moon is pretty much the Star of the 3 December Full Moon.  Sure, the Moon is the Star of every Full Moon, but this one more than ever.  We should talk about the Moon…

The first “level” of the Moon’s Energy is apparently “random” Emotions, situations where we Respond differently to the same Stimulus at different times.  Unlike our Venus Values, where we Respond pretty much the same way every time a situation recurs.

But these Lunar Emotions are “random” only because Western Culture rejects Intuition.  We Respond differently in different situations because of parameters of the situation that we cannot see but only Feel.  We get Angry at one reckless driver and not at another without knowing that the former is just showing off while the latter is on their way to the hospital.

Which is one fundamental property of the Moon, Changeability.  Change for Change’s sake?  No.  In Tarot, the Moon symbolizes Authenticity (the 18th Harmonic, or Angles and multiples of 20 Degrees, including 40, 60 and 120 – the Ninth, Sixth, and Third Harmonics).  Change because Consistency is what Yangtegrity does.  Authenticity – being True to what we’re Feeling, on a Moment to Moment basis, is what Yintegrity does.

Which brings us to Passion.  If we don’t have to waste our Energy playing Roles that aren’t Really what we’re about in that Moment, then we can accumulate our Energy (“Save” it as Don Juan used to say) and invest it in what we Feel Passionate about.  If you’re Frustrated about trying to Manifest something, Ask yourself, Where is your Passion?

Passion is the antidote to Entropy.  The Left-Brainers Believe that without constant repairs and adjustments, the World would fall apart, and they call that Entropy, the tendency of any “clock” to wind down unless Energy is put in.  The Universe, though, isn’t a clock, it’s Alive.  And what keeps Matter from reverting to Energy is Passion, Lunar Energy.  It’s the glue that holds Matter together.

Here’s what we can say about this particular Full Moon, on 3 December…

It’s a “Supermoon” – a Full Moon that occurs while the Moon is close to Perigee, or it’s closest approach to the Earth in it’s elliptical (oval) orbit.  Our Moon is ten percent closer to us at Perigee than it is at Apogee.  We’d expect that to make it’s impact more prominent.

In a big way, this Full Moon Invites and Inspires Change.  Some things you’re in the Habit of doing drain your Energy.  If you Want to Manifest WhatYouReallyWant, you have to Open the Blocks and Plug the Drains, and let your Passion Flow full tilt.  Some Ego Death will be involved, because you wouldn’t waste your Energy on Blocks and Drains if you didn’t have Identity invested in them.  Maybe it’s just that Mom told you to do it this way and not that way. 

You’re likely to be shocked at how Easy it is to Let Go of old Habits for the next several weeks.  But first you need to Realize what’s Blocking or Draining your Passion.  When we Believe “that’s just the way it has to be,” we aren’t Awake to the Possibility of Full Passion.  That’s our Mantra in December; we need to constantly Ask ourself, What is it that’s Blocking or Draining my Passion, then Change the Subject and Let the Answer come to us.  The actual Change of Habit will be as easy as changing our socks.

The Full Moon is in Gemini, symbolizing Change itself.  With the other three Mutable (as in Mutation, ie, Change) Signs, it makes a Grand Cross (Motivation).  The bow that will fire the Lunar Arrow is the Opposition from Orcus (Oath-Breaking; Oaths are the original sources of Limiting Beliefs) – which is Stationary (Strong) – in Virgo (Ego Death) to Lachesis-Neptune in Pisces (Letting Go of Emotional Baggage).  Lachesis is about Realizing that we have the Right and the Power to Change, that Fate is nothing but Unconsciousness) and Neptune is about Moving from Material Confusion to Spiritual Clarity.

We’ll continue shortly…

Truth and Fire

November 18, 2017

Once we get past the current Entanglements, which should give us some Breathing room by 23 November, the next Big Deal isn’t until 28 November, though of course we’ll begin Feeling it by the 24th or 25th, so take some good deep Breaths on the 23rd while you can.  The event is, from the Calendar (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/1-calendar/)…

Aletheia turning Retrograde in 9 Leo on 28 November (11pm PST).

Note that we haven’t had time to add the string of Initiations of Sappho to the Calendar; we will soon.  In the interim, find them in https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/11/16/nightmares-of-abuse-et-al/.  The Aletheia Station occurs just a few hours before Hylonome Initiates Sappho, which implies a couple of things…

  • Truth (Aletheia) will be Relentless throughout this new three year-four month Sappho-Hylonome Cycle.  The Sappho-Hylonome Cycle is about Letting Go of all Impediments to Unconditional Self-Love.
  • Facing Truth about our Impediments to Self-Love will be a big part of the Aletheia Station we’ll be Feeling from about 24th to 28th November.

The Hylonome-Sappho Initiation occurs in 7 Capricorn, “A veiled prophet speaks, seized by the power of a god.”  That sounds like we can Trust our Guidance even more than usual for the next several years.  Remember that your Guidance is never wrong; when it seems wrong it’s because it’s setting you up for a strong Lesson about your Mission and your Goals.

The Aletheia-Station chart is pretty tight…

It’s biggest features are the big Fire Grand Trine (blue isoceles triangle, signifying Spiritual Grace) and three T-Squares (red right triangles, implying Mastery through Challenge).  The T-Square are…

  • Aletheia/Truth itself is a corner of the T-Square/Challenge focused on Vesta and Jupiter – our Unconscious Beliefs (Vesta) will be Lit Up Bigtime (Jupiter).  The third corner is Nemesis/Ego Death, so we’ll probably be Encountering circumstances where deeply held Self-Sabotaging Limiting Beliefs will be Exposed for Exactly what they are, Self-Sabotaging and Limiting.  If we’re lucky our resulting Ego Death won’t happen while we’re in the middle of a speech to the assembled masses, so we can only hope that (for their own Salvation and ours) some of our most Abusive “Leaders” will be unlucky.  Remember that we’re Letting Go of all Impediments to Unconditional Self-Love.
  • The aforementioned Letting Go of all Impediments to Unconditional Self-Love (Sappho-Hylonome) is the focus of a second T-Square, with Moon (Authenticity) Opposing Eurydike (Trust) as the base.  Lots of Opportunities to Decide to Trust that we’re Safe being Authentic – which means being willing to talk about our Real Feelings rather than being “nice” or politically correct or non-committal or absent.
  • The third T-Square focuses on the Sun (our Essence) from a base of Neptune (Material Confusion and Spiritual Clarity) Opposing Veritas-Orcus – Getting Conscious of and facing Truth (Veritas) about Obsolete Decisions (Orcus) we’ve made that have become Unconscious or Semi-Conscious Habits. 

We may have any number of backlogged Obsolete Vows, like the one we made never to go out of the house at night after we were stalked by a Cougar on the way home from school in 1824, or the one about avoiding crowds after the Stonewall Uprising or the Réveillon Riots.  More timely topics, though, might include Religious Vows, a promise you made to yourself not to talk about the things your Uncle did to you because he said he would kill you if you did, or the pledge you made with your mates at age 12 never to treat Girls with Respect.

The big Fire Grand Trine – Stationary Aletheia in Leo (Truth as a matter of Honor and Ethics), Moon in Aries (Uninhibited Creativity), and Sun in Sagittarius (Letting Go of Constraints) – promises that following this trio of suggestions will produce splendid Results.  Be a little careful not to take anything for Granted, or to get too Ego-Attached to your Results.  Your Success is due to a Gift from the Goddess, not because you’re the Cat’s Meow.  By all means Self-Love is in Order, Bigtime, just remember that it’s a Co-Creation, and Humbly Thank your Guide in the Endeavor.

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The first week of December brings Stations from Orcus (Oath-Breaking), Mnemosyne (Memory), and Mercury (Communication).  Decisions (especially those made under duress), Vows, Oaths, Promises, Pledges, and the like tend to become Limiting Beliefs as we gradually forget their context.  As we were growing up, and out of Unconsciousness, we had to remind ourselves to be Attentive about things like looking both ways, being Respectful to our fellow travelers, taking less pride in our farts, saying Please and Thank You, being careful not to lose things, being shy or immodest, and many other details of modern life.  While those seem like minor details, they can easily become Limiting Beliefs.  Being Respectful can be confused with being Subservient in situations where we would otherwise be screaming NO! for instance.

Those examples pale beside more serious Habits we Chose to or were forced to Adopt from our family of origin, community, nationality, religion, or any number of other more diffuse sources.  We may as well Celebrate the fact that the first week of December will be a very productive time to Identify Habits that are Self-Sabotaging, possibly discover their Source, and Make Amends to ourself.  Chariklo will be Initiating Sappho during this time, giving us Opportunities to gain Confidence in our Self-Love.

Scary New Moon

November 18, 2017

The New Moon Opposes Sedna (Fear), which of course is great, as an Opposition implies Contradistinction, so as long as we’re Awake enough to Notice that Fear is present, we can contrast it to the Reboot (New Moon) of our Identity, and Congratulate ourself for Externalizing the Fear.  And yes, that part about “Awake Enough” is our bane.  But the Window is Open.

Fear has many disguises.  It often appears as Judgment and its cousins Resentment and Competition.  It can hide behind Codependence, Abandonment, or Suffocation.  It’s the source of Separation, the Ego’s Causative Principle.  We Be after all All One.  While the mind’s view of Reality is Dual, in Real Life it’s Unitary and Multifarious.  Sounds Paradoxical, and we’ll get to that.  We can think of Fear as the equivalent of Lucifer – Bringing of Light by Creating  Contrast to Darkness.  Fear, the Absence of Love, Brings Forth Love through Contrast.  If it’s not Unconditional Love – or Curiosity, it’s rooted in Fear.

Now this is the Scorpio New Moon, and how do we interpret Scorpio?  As Fearlessness.  Curiosity gone Compulsive, Relentless Curiosity.  When you find Fear, capture it, dissect it.  Does it have a Heart?  A Brain?  When it Shits, what comes out?  Does it fly like a Bat, or a Bird?  Is it Immortal?  What Color is it?  If it Creates, what is it likely to make?  What would your Universe look and Feel like without it?  Is Fear a Quantum, or a Vibration?  A Quark, or an Atom?  A Gas, or a Dust?  Next time it comes to your neighborhood, Ask it these questions, and any others that come to you.

When Neptune was the Outer Limit of our Consciousness, Pluto stood for Fate, that which we thought we couldn’t Escape.  Then we Stretched into Pluto, and Realized there was Choice.  From Sophocles to Shakespeare.  Now we’ve found and exceeded another Limit.  Most of the other dwarf planets beyond Neptune are called Plutoids because they have a lot in common with Pluto. 

Not Sedna.  It’s in a new class of its own, the Sednoids.  We know of only two so far.  While Plutoids take hundreds of years to circle the Zodiac, Sednoids take thousands.  The orbits of the Plutoids and Centaurs (dwarf planets between Jupiter and Neptune) are controlled by the Gravity of the Gas Giants (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune), but Sednoid orbits are independent of all other planets, except the yet-to-be-located “Planet Nine.”

So here on the threshold of the next phase for Planet Earth and its denizens, the Outer Limit of our Consciousness is Fear.  When our Limits were Fated – or Fatal, we did not know Choice was possible.  There were Edges beyond which you simply Fell Off into Nothingness.  Now that we’ve seen the Infinite Improbability Machine – which is a necessary part of any Infinite Universe, our Edges are populated with Fear.  Now it’s Madness rather than Nothingness that lies beyond the Edge, where Fright Overwhelms all, the head spins around, and the Priest is useless.

If you’re finding anything other than Love, look underneath it Relentlessly, find where it’s Rooted in Fear.

The Moon-Sedna axis is the Central Axis of a Yin GateYin Gates are about Transcending the Linear or Dualistic mind, accepting Paradox, and courting Cognitive Dissonance, where we Emply and Enjoy several to many different apparently-conflicting Perspectives at the same time.  That Allows us to see more of Unitary and Multifarious Reality than the old Fundamentalist paradigms permitted.

On the map below, a Yin Gate is characterized by a blue rectangle divided in two the long way, with a green X in each half, and three intersecting red Oppositions defining the corners and  and the Central Axis…

The fundamental old-paradigm proposition is that Fear (Sedna) Opposes our Rebirth (New Moon).  Fear in all of its many forms pushes us back from the Edges of our Growth.  The Paradox is that Fear and Rebirth are Opposite sides of the Same Coin.  The Riddle lies in identifying the Coin.  Clues lie in the four corners of the blue rectangle, and their two additional Oppositions.  These are…

  • Dwarf planet Haumea (Rebirth – whereas the New Moon Rebirths on a scale of weeks, Haumea Rebirths on a scale of decades) Oppose the Stellium of Uranus (our Soul Self), and the asteroids Pallas (Boundaries) and Moira (Choice).  What Fears prevent us from Choosing to Relax the Boundaries between our Ego and our Soul?  Does that sound like Death to you?  Yes, certainly – Ego Death, the only Death there is.  The rest is Transformation and Rebirth.
  • Dwarf planet Chaos (not Disorder, but Unlimited Potential – Chaos is what Existed before the Greeks invented the Patriarchy, the sort of World where you could have Vipers for hair, and Rams could have fleece of Gold, the World that the Dualistic mind still Labors to suppress) is Opposed by the Stellium of Saturn (The Most Important Thing), the dwarf planets Ixion (our Forbidden Genius), Pholus (Responding in Full Consciousness in the Present Moment), and Quaoar (our Survival Instincts) – not to mention the Galactic Center.  That’s one Powerful Stellium!  Does it Balance Unlimited Potential?  Can you Feel the Coin in there?

The multiple Oppositions remind one of Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man…

If you look closely, and include the two lightly-drawn green lines, you’ll see a second Yin Gate in this New Moon chart, this one wrapped around the Haumea-Uranus/Pallas/Moira Opposition.  So there are Mysteries and Paradoxes yet to unravel from our task of Choosing to Relax the Boundaries between Ego and Soul and Transcending Fear of Rebirth.  The other Oppositions in this Yin Gate are…

  • Sedna Opposing the New Moon.
  • Asteroid Atropos (Endings) Opposing Chiron – If we think of Chiron as the Unhealable Healer, then Ending this Unhealableness sounds like a great idea, even if it’s not very Mysterious or Paradoxical.  But we usually think of Chiron as the Opportunity to Transcend a Victim Space using Poor-Sweethearts.  In the Greek-Patriarchal view, Atropos are the Fated Endings.  But in our view, we look at the other side of the Coin – if we’ve got a good thing going, we can Choose not to End it.  So we would probably want to use this dynamic to dive Deeper, a la Scorpio, into TranscEnding our old views of Healing, and moving to a Deeper level of Skill.

One way of integrating all this is to Open to Ending the Limitations imposed upon us by Fear – by Noticing and Dissecting deeper and more subtle layers of  the Beliefs that constrain our Infinite Improbability Machine.  Starting maybe with our Belief that the Infinite Improbability Machine in our Imaginary closet doesn’t really work, and even if it did it would never work on our Perpetually-Frustrating unresolved Deepest Desires.  I mean, by now we’ve made so many Compromises, and so often Settled for what we thought was probably the best we could do, that it would be impossibly complicated to unwind all that, even if by some Miracle our Deepest Desires showed up on our front porch. 

How can we Manifest our Deepest Desires within the context of all of our Compromises and Make-Dos?  That would take a Miracle, wouldn’t it.  Well, would that be a Paradox?  Are we Afraid to Believe in Miracles?

Nightmares of Abuse et al

November 16, 2017

November 9-22 is quite complex.  We’ll summarize it before we go into detail about its components.

(1) Abuse and Privilege are Big Issues (in case you haven’t kept an eye or an ear on the news), especially through 20 November.  We predict their Comeuppance, if we’re willing to Embrace our own Opportunities to Transcend our personal status quo.  We’re sorely tempted to Believe that these Issues are external to us, but as without so within.  The only thing we can Change is ourself, but when we Change, the World Changes.

(2) For most of November and until the Solstice, our Self-Love is being drastically redesigned.  While we only sketch the process here, this deserves a book of its own.  It feels like a Graduation from the Mystery School we’ve been immersed in since 2012.

(3) Confusion will be prominent through 22 November.  Confusion is the Portal to Growth in Consciousness, and this period is the Portal into Liberation from our Limitations.  If we haven’t already, we need to Learn to Celebrate Confusion.

(4) The 18 November New Moon introduces a whole different set of Mysteries that are closely related and intertwined with the other three components.  The main themes are Fear, Identity, Survival, and Rebirth.

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(1) Abuse and Privilege

As you can tell by the news, we’re solidly in the realm of Privilege and Abuse, as dwarf planet and Centaur Nessus Stands Still at 8pm PST on 16 November.  The Mythic Nessus was working as a Ferry across some Mythic River when our Patriarch hero Herakles (Hercules) approached with his wife Deianeira.  Nessus took them across one at a time, the wife first.  He was evidently also a contortionist, as he tried to rape Herakles’s wife in mid-stream.  The Greeks were big fans of rape.  One thing led to another, and Nessus subsequently died, but not before planting a story on Deianeira that would eventually lead her to kill her husband.

So the Nessus story is about Abuse, Deception, and Betrayal.  The flip side of Abuse is Privilege.  As they say, Power Corrupts, and Absolute Power leads to Deception and Betrayal, as Shonda has illustrated so well.   That whole dynamic is pretty much baked into the Patriarchy.  These days many of the Patriarchs are scared shitless they’ll lose their Privilege if they don’t condemn Abuse.  In order to keep the Privilege of screwing millions of people out of healthcare, the US Legislature is busy condemning sexual Abuse in their peers.  It won’t work, because as we approach the Dottirarchy, where Equality prevails, the Abuse-Privilege dimension is collapsing. 

The Big-News stories are about Abuse and Privilege that occurred in many cases decades ago.  On 20 November, dwarf planet OR10 Stands Still, at 4am PST.  OR10 stands for unbidden and forgotten Memories irrupting from the Unconscious.  Even Jeff Sessions is on schedule with his Remembering.  I saw him on TV yesterday saying “I’ve never lied in my life!  That’s a lie!”  Most folks seem to be interpreting this as “The folks who are saying that I’m lying, are lying!”  But it’s an old childhood double-negative trick – it really means “I’ve never lied in my life!  That last statement is a lie!”

Nessus and OR10 have been traveling together, and their Stations are only a Degree and a half apart, so we can combine their charts…

The Fun part is their Opposition to asteroid Veritas, which symbolizes Truth – couldn’t be more literal.  “I told the Truth – I told you I was lying when I said I’d never lied in my life.”  It’s said that the advantage of always telling the Truth is that you no longer have to Remember everything you’ve said to everybody, so you don’t double-cross yourself.  The more Untruths you tell, the less Freedom you have – gosh, what if you run into two folks to whom you’ve told different versions of your Story!  We can see this in the other Opposition in the chart, between Varuna – Life Force, and Nemesis – Ego Death.  The part of your Ego that believes it’s not Safe to tell the Truth, will have to Die in order for you to reclaim your Life Force.

The two Heroes of the chart are Nessus-OR10 and Varuna, as they are the two at the tips of the two green wedges, which are called “Fingers of God” because what they mean is “Pay Attention! to the planet that I’m pointing to.”  The Life Force we can Recover by Speaking Truth about our ancient Abuse Memories, is incredible.  Look at the rush to do it! 

A third Hero is Hylonome.  It sits on a Trine Bridge (one of the blue-red wedges) between the two antagonists Truth and Abuse Memories, symbolizing as any Trine Bridge does, the “Easy Way Out.”  Hylonome is about bypassing a temptation to indulge a Karmic Habit again, and instead Acting, or thinking, or Feeling, differently this time.

And yet another Trine Bridge and a fourth Hero – the Initiation of Eurydike (Trust) by Makemake (Manifestation) Bridges the Nemesis-Varuna EgoDeath-LifeForce Opposition.  Do we Trust our Ability to Manifest?  Can we Manifest Trust that the Universe will Deliver?  That’s about our Willingness to Receive, which in turn is about our Self-Love.  This Initiation of this 5-year Cycle occurs at 5 Libra, “A teacher revealing to his or her students the foundation of an inner knowledge upon which a ‘New World’ could be built” – we can look forward to building this New World over the next five years.

(2) Self-Love

So, what about our Self-Love?  Asteroid Sappho signifies Self-Love; what’s she been up to?  A whole lot, and it’s Amazing!  Sappho is in the process of Beginning nine new Cycles across the busy Capricorn Cusp!  Remember, the Capricorn Cusp is the Northern Winter Solstice, the same Solstice that Pluto Aligned with at the EndOfTimeAsWeKnowIt in 2012.  This is an obvious extended Graduation Ceremony…

  • 7 November, Ixion Initiates Sappho – Loving our Forbidden Genius, 25 Sagittarius, “A chubby boy on a hobby horse.”
  • 8 November, Saturn Initiates Sappho – The Most Important Thing is Self-Love, 26 Sagittarius, “A flag bearer in a battle.”
  • 11 November, Sappho Conjunct Galactic Center, 28 Sagittarius.
  • 12 November, Pholus Initiates Sappho – Becoming Fully Responsive to our Self-Love, 28 Sagittarius, “An old bridge over a beautiful stream is still in constant use.”
  • 16 November, Quaoar Initiates Sappho – Respecting Self-Love as Our Foremost Survival Instinct, 30 Sagittarius, “The Pope blessing the faithful.”
  • 19 November, Lilith Initiates Sappho – Self-Love and Self-Sovereignty, 2 Capricorn, “Three rose windows in a Gothic church, one damaged by war.”
  • 29 November, Hylonome Initiates Sappho – Shedding All Habits that Aren’t Self-Loving, 7 Capricorn, “A veiled prophet speaks, seized by the power of a god.”
  • 10 December, Chariklo Initiates Sappho – Self-Love and Self-Confidence, 13 Capricorn, “A fire worshiper meditates on the ultimate reality of existence.”
  • 20 December, Pluto Initiates Sappho – Self-Love Is Not Optional, 19 Capricorn, “A 5-year-old child carrying a bag filled with groceries.”

That’s a ton of symbolism!  It’ll take us a while to digest all that!

(3) Confusion and Clarity

Meanwhile, Neptune is also Standing Still, with it’s Exact Station 22 November in 12 Pisces.  We can think of Neptune as evoking Material Confusion and Spiritual Clarity…

The Neptune Station Challenges us to Step Into this “New World” that Eurydike and Makemake will be Teaching us to Manifest, and Begin Anew (the red triangle or Klotho T-Square).  It gives us four keys to this Realm…

  • If we’re Conscious of the Archetypes that rule our Lives, it gives us a GetOutOfJail card that allows us to Declare the Intention to simply Step Out of them – and do so (the Conjunction with Lachesis as Choice and Opposition to Orcus as Limiting Belief).
  • Our Confidence in our Self (Chariklo in the Truss Bridge across the Opposition).
  • The Unconditional Love for All Things that we gain by Lovingly diving deep into the Emotions that underlie our Prejudices, and Letting Go of our Karmic Resentments (the Stellium of Jupiter as Expansion, asteroid Karma as Self-Sabotaging Habits, and Hopi as Respect for All Things, that occupies the other corner of the Truss Bridge).
  • Facing down the Challenging Memories we encounter when we dive deep into these Emotions, by Wondering How we can shift from Material Confusion to Spiritual Clarity (Mnemosyne as Memory in a Jupiter/Karma/Hopi-Square-Mnemosyne-Quincunx-Neptune/Lachesis-Trine-Jupiter/Karma/Hopi Tricolor Configuration).

(4) Facing our Fear of Change

And then there’s the 18 November 27-Scorpio New Moon, which we’ll document separately.  In a nutshell it’s about Embracing Fear, and Letting Go of the “Fateful” Boundaries that separate us from our Rebirth – and Accepting all of the Paradoxes that arise in the process

Some Old Friends …

November 13, 2017

… have dropped by for a visit …

https://eraoflight.com/2017/11/13/th-feline-race-encodements/

http://galacticconnection.com/the-lion-people-feline-humanoid-et-race/

Beyond Bounds and Boundaries II

November 12, 2017

Ever the Master of Timing, Dan Scranton’s Arcturian friends…

http://danielscranton.com/working-with-the-1111-energies-%e2%88%9ethe-9th-dimensional-arcturian-council/

We have been delighted to witness the way in which you are assimilating the energies that have been coming to you in the past few days.  You are acclimating to energy at a much faster rate than you ever have before because you are participating more in the process.  You are anticipating these downloads.  You are readying yourselves physically, emotionally, energetically, and psychologically, and you are receiving more of what is being sent because of your openness, your trust, and your receptivity to the process.

“This evolution of yours is a process, and it is one that goes much more smoothly when you are a conscious participant in it.  The more you ready yourselves for the new energies, the higher frequency transmissions, the better those transmissions are received by you.  We see you lighting up as you receive.  We see you loosening your grip on what you have believed reality to be, and we see you willing to go with the flow, to let the process take the time that it takes.

“There are more and more of you who are aware of the importance of grounding yourselves, remaining hydrated, and utilizing all of the tools that you have at your disposal to make this shift in consciousness more pleasant and easier on you.  We want to help this process along by letting you know when the transmissions are coming and what you can do to prepare for them.

“And you are receiving information from the sources that you trust and utilizing that information to make yourselves available to these energies.  There is one more thing that we want to point out to you, however.  Once you have received a transmission of energy, and you have assimilated that energy, you do have the ability to move it through you, towards a creation.

“You are creative beings who have at your disposal more energy than you ever have before, and this world is ready for what you have to offer.  This world is ready for the new, the different, and the innovative.  What you can do with the energy that you receive is entirely up to you.  It is you operating as a creator being, utilizing your free will, and collaborating with the universe.  And we are very pleased to see all of that occurring.”