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Full Moon Partial Eclipse

April 21, 2013


No more Grand Sextile, as the Moon moves out of position fairly quickly.  For a while though we keep the two T-Squares,

Uranus-Pluto-ISON/Ceres (further alignment of our Soul-orientation – or more disruption of the Obsoletes we’re hanging on to) and

Juno-Saturn-Venus/Pallas (adjustments to our Unconscious Identity as we become conscious of our self-sabotaging Patterns),

and the Saturn-Ceres/ISON-Chiron/Neptune Grand Trine (Great Grace flows when we align with the New Paradigm).

On Monday there’s an additional opportunity to better understand our Mission on the Planet, as Mercury and Jupiter form a Yod with the North Node.  Your most productive approach will be to follow your Curiosity.

On Tuesday there’s different kind of opportunity, as the Moon completes a Grand Cross with the Uranus-Pluto-ISON/Ceres T-Square – a Challenge to further align with our Soul-orientation and reorganize the Obsoletes we’re still hanging on to.


Then Thursday we have a flesh-wound Partial Eclipse – the Earth’s Shadow barely grazes the Moon, at 1pm PDT.  Even if you were looking straight at the Full Moon (in Europe, Africa, Asia, or Australia only) you’ll probably have a hard time seeing the faint dimming on the edge – or for that matter noticing that Saturn is right behind the Full Moon.  That’s the same Saturn that’s a corner of the Grand Trine and a corner of the Juno T-Square.

In general, any Eclipse is about growth in Consciousness, as what was formerly part of the background now stands out because it is suddenly absent.  That’s the nature of Consciousness – it grows by differentiating new Patterns out of the background tapestry.  Like suddenly noticing that Deer that’s the same color as the Bushes behind it.  The Full Moon is at Scorpio 6, “The passionate search for new values which, at any level, promise a more abundant life.”

And of course the Eclipsed Full Moon represents the flowering of the Energies birthed at the prior New Moon…

Or, to get more information, we can look back to the previous Scorpio New Moon – which was the Total Eclipse a week after Obama’s election, the one when Chiron was Stationary.  We wrote quite a bit about that…

Here’s an excerpt from one of them…

“In the US, there is a significant cohort of old white men, some young even, with sanguine body parts between their ears and their collarbones, who firmly believe that Obama’s gonna take their guns away from them, especially the AK-47s that they use for hunting and proof of gender.  The image of Men Killing Things is deeply Primordial.  The astrological function of Scorpio is to root out any Unconscious content – bars on our birdcage – that inhibit collaboration and ascension.  At 22 degrees, the Eclipse occupies the Cancer Dwad of Scorpio – nurturance.  Motherhood.  Sounds to me like more basic shifts in The Balance.”

The Bottom Line here is that we have to turn our usual Worldview upside down.  What seems bad or nasty is likely to be a Release of something Obsolete.  The worse it seems, the bigger the Release.  Don’t try to analyze it; if you feel the need to understand, PIAVA understanding.  But don’t Re-Lease the Obsolete.  The attraction is the Emotion.  Tap it out, embrace it, Love it to death, but cut the connection between the Emotion and the Event that triggered the Emotion.  If it’s not easy, Let It Go.  If it’s hard, or complicated, or heavily weighted with Emotion, Let It Go. 

That’s the Challenge.  The Challenge that we must Master is not the material that triggers our Emotions or our Perseverance.  The Challenge is to accept that, at this time on this Planet, if it’s not effortless, it’s the wrong path.

Golden Eagle

Scorpio has three levels – the Scorpion, the Snake, and the Eagle.  The Scorpion is the stage of Protection, the place where we need to Make Space for ourselves to be ourselves, where we need to hide to stay safe, where we need to keep secrets.  The Snake is the stage where we are able to shed our skin, where we are able to be vulnerable, where we are reborn as a new being.  And the Eagle is the stage where we no longer need Judgment, where we see far enough to understand, where we can be Compassionately Present.

If Scorpio is heads, Pluto is tails; they’re the same coin.  You can see from the three levels of Scorpio how Pluto implies Transformation, Trance Reformation.  The Eagle is the intermediate stage in the essence of the Energy inherent in the Century-birthing Chiron-Pluto Initiation – “A Flag turning into an Eagle that turns into a Rooster heralding the Dawn.”

Portal 4.21 – An ISON Grand Sextile

April 19, 2013


Comet ISON

Comet ISON, meanwhile, is Out of Bounds at 10 degrees of Cancer, joining Ceres in the Grand Trine with Saturn and Neptune, and Opposing Pluto in a T-Square with Mercury-Uranus at its head.  Is there any advance information we can glean about ISON that will help us understand what it may mean for us Earthlings?

Well, it was discovered at an observatory near Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s hometown, a town in the shadow of the tallest peak in Europe, Mt. Elbrus, and long famous for its mineral baths.  Solzhenitsyn was kind of an Eridean character, wasn’t he, illuminating Denial as he did.  Mt. Elbrus is a lovely 5600m glaciated twin-peaked stratovolcano overlooking and watering the rich lands of the historical Cossacks, or Khazakhs.  The Cossacks are known for their fierce Uranian independence and democratic traditions.  Mt. Elbrus was where Zeus chained Prometheus for stealing Fire from the Gods.

This is quite a history.  It suggests that the Mercury-Uranus T-Square is Challenging us to embrace Self-Knowledge, Honesty, Clarity, and Self-Determination, celebrate our Positive Emotions (watering the rich lands), and honor the Sanctity of the Body (the mineral spas), as rituals that will accelerate our Transformation (Pluto) and Ascension (stealing Fire).

Cossack territory of course included Chechnya.  If “suspect #1” in the Boston bombing was named after Tamerlane the Great, the 14th-century conquerer that aimed to reassemble the domain of Genghis Khan, massacring five percent of the World’s then-population in the process, that makes the whole Grand-Trine mystery –

Why all the violence when we’re entering a period of Grace?  And what is it that’s being dredged up out of Denial?

– suddenly clear.  Ancient enmity emerging from the Collective Unconscious, a massive global clearing of primal xenophobia, something totally necessary before any hope of Collaboration between all the Peoples and Lizards of the Planet to address their common impending demise.

The conflicts in Bosnia and environs were necessary to clear out a deep complex of conflicts dating from Roman, Ostragoth, and Ottoman days.  This is the next step, taking us further back to our Sumerian roots.

Tamerlane the Great was known for slaughtering the populations of entire cities, tens of thousands of people at a time, and piling up their heads into gigantic towers, while letting witnesses escape to the next city on his campaign, to spread terror before him.  Aside from the implications about propaganda, there are also implications of the kinds of mass die-off that Global Warming is likely to produce.  The message to us is,

Cleanse the ancient held Unconscious Contents so the Planet won’t be forced to cleanse the species instead.

These are Contents in the Universal Unconscious, the realm of Pluto.

An ison is also the background drone in a Byzantine chant, an aid in Trance Formation.  The Byzantine Empire coexisted with Tamerlane the Great.  Sailors from the Byzantine Empire helped the Ottoman Turks escape from his carnage when he attached Anatolia and the Levant.  Fifty years after Tamerlane’s death, the reconstituted Ottomans overran the Byzantine Empire.

And Ison is a cultivar of the Muscadine grape (thanks to Edible Landscaping for the loan of the portrait).  Muscadines still grow wild in the US Southeast, and their cultivars are among the sweetest of grapes, used for making dessert wines, though they have a tough, tart skin.  Maybe the Grand Trines imply that if we can’t steal Fire from the Gods, we can borrow heavenly Grapes from the Goddess.  Muscadines don’t contain Resveratrol, however.

The Sixth Harmonic

Putting a marker there at Cancer 10 gives us five points of a Grand Sextile.  A Grand Sextile is six planets spaced equally around the Zodiac, and generally regarded as an extraordinary benefic.  While a Third-Harmonic Trine represents Grace, a Sixth-Harmonic Sextile symbolizes Creative Grace.  The Third Harmonic symbolizes Love with Wisdom, and a Trine brings the danger of arrogance, should one be tempted to interpret the Grace as a characteristic of their persona rather than a Gift from the Gods.  Until self-knowledge and Other-knowledge are obtained, it’s reasonable to expect arrogance to arise, as most bearers of natal Grand Trines will admit from their youth.  The Trine teaches that wisdom.

The Sixth Harmonic denotes Partnership, and a Sextile implies that the results of Creative work are very beneficial, so the individual Consciousness is directly involved in manifesting the Grace.  A Grand Sextile is composed of six of these end-to-end, so they circle the whole Zodiac, making a six-pointed Star, or Merkaba – the Chariot of Ascension.  When you have six Sextiles aligned, you automatically have two Grand Trines and three Golden Rectangles embedded within – or Great Grace.

In the current incomplete Grand Sextile, besides ISON-Ceres, the other planets involved are Venus-Pallas, Chiron-Neptune, Pluto, and Saturn.  I would expect this to bring some very powerful movement into our Chiron-Neptune New Paradigm, where Cooperation and Mutual Concern trump Competition and Win-Lose.

The 4.21 Grand Sextile

And as we’d expect, on April 21, the Moon fills in the vacant corner of the Merkaba and completes the Grand Sextile…


The blue lines trace out the hexagram, the six-pointed Star, the two Grand Trines, and the three Golden Rectangles.  But in this chart there are not six, but eight planets in or near the same degree.  The Grand Sextile planets occupy Magnetic (Yin) Signs, while the other two  – Juno and Mercury-Uranus – are in Dynamic (Yang) Signs.  That means that the Grand Sextile is joined by two T-Squares (the red lines), pointing at Juno and Mercury-Uranus.

We’ve already been working with the Juno T-Square and its likely revision of our Unconscious Identity.  The other T-Square has been forming, but Ceres is still six degrees from its Opposition to Pluto, so we haven’t brought it up yet.  But ISON brings this T-Square into the open.  Mercury will move away rapidly, so we’re left with Ceres-ISON triggering the Uranus-Pluto Square.

As part of its Sustainable/Sustenance duty, Ceres will be asking us to abandon habits that disrupt our Integrity.  ISON may well steal a little Fire from the Gods and put it under our butts, to motivate us to accelerate that process.  There should be a window open for giving up addictions.  The next (third) Uranus-Pluto Square occurs May 20.  The Ceres T-Square is exact May 5-7.  Slow-moving ISON completes the exact T-Square with Uranus and Pluto from April 27 till May 10.

But the two most important points in the Portal 4.21 chart are probably the Vacancies that would turn the T-Squares into Grand Crosses – the two red dots.  That would neutralize their Challenges though more by providing diversion than by providing ease.  Libra 10, Opposite Uranus, is symbolized by

“Having past safely through narrow rapids, a canoe reaches calm waters.”

Wouldn’t that be a welcome respite.  And Leo 12, Opposite Juno, reads

“An evening party of adults on a lawn, illumined by fancy lanterns.”

While the Angular Energies and Cycles we talk about are perterbations that occur in the Unconscious, the Vacancies are Energies that we have to provide.  In other words, our instructions seem to be to keep cool, stay Present, and Don’t Feed the Fears.


April 19, 2013

Economic Abuse

Austerity is usually justified with reference to an academic paper that purports to show that growth is negative when debt exceeds 90% of GDP. Turns out that paper wasn’t quite a hoax, it just wasn’t very honestly done…

 The real relationship between debt and growth is much more ambiguous.

Multiple Universes

And then we have Kepler, the Space Telescope that’s taking an inventory of nearby Stars with Earth-like planets around them at an appropriate distance where Water would be liquid, such that Life (as we know it!) would be possible. Kepler netted a couple of good ones recently…

 Comet ISON

Latest news on Comet ISON…

Turns out Comet ISON will join Ceres in early Cancer to strengthen a Grand Sextile that the Moon will make on April 21.  Stay tuned, as we’re preparing a post about that now.  Hope your Portal was better than the experience in Boston!

Portal 4.19 Continued

April 18, 2013


Of course, there’s a lot to the Moon besides Authenticity.

Just Plain Change

For instance, we can think of the Moon as “just plain” Change, and look forward to witnessing Changes in our Unconscious Identity (Juno), our Wisdom (Pallas), and our ability to Focus (Saturn).    Neither Chiron nor Pluto need any help bringing about Change, but like it or not they’ll be getting it.


And then there’s Emotion.  They could easily arise as if from nowhere during this Portal.  If they do, just let them, just watch them happen.  Find where they’re occurring in your Body, and be gentle and loving with them there.  We humans (well, some of us at least) are Emotional Processors, we harvest excess Emotions from the Field, and ground them by smothering them in compassionate embrace.

Emotions feel like they’re ours, or maybe somebody else’s, but they aren’t really, they’re a free-floating Energy Field.  Fear and Anger and Grief and Blame are like Cold Fronts and Tornadoes and Blizzards and Thunderstorms, they float around the Planet in clouds.  When they float into our neighborhood, we feel them.  If our Unfinished Business matches their Energy, and we don’t Let Go, we feed the Field, and it gets bigger, deeper, and more intense, until it meets someone who can be Present with it.


And then there’s Manifestation.  The “glue” that anchors Energy into Form is Lunar.  It’s Magnetic, not Dynamic, so don’t waste your energy trying to Build anything during the Portal.  Instead, PIAVA it, then Let It Go.  But it is an excellent time to let the Universe know what you Want.  Don’t fool yourself, your Unconscious Identity is in charge, and what your Ego Wants is a Mosquito in a Hurricane, but the Ego needs exercise like any other muscle, so it needs to speak its mind.  Since the Unconscious runs the show, we realize that we get nowhere until we learn who She Is and what Her Desires and Directions are.

This is a fabulous Portal for exactly that – learning Who We Really Are.  It would be a great time to PIAVA just that.  Nothing wrong with Asking to Know Yourself and drive a red convertible, or find the perfect shoes.  In fact, the faster you learn to Know Yourself, the easier it will be to manifest a red convertible or perfect shoes.  What the Ego Wants is Real.  It’s a photoshopped picture of what the Soul Wants.  What you really Want is how you’ll feel when you’re driving that red convertible or wearing those perfect shoes.  If you just PIAVA that directly, you’ll be waaay ahead.  Use the convertible and the shoes for exactly what they are, vehicles.  Let them carry you.

Time to Go

Okay, Portal time!  Enjoy!


Zinc Arsenate Hydroxide.  Use Adamite with Water (Emotion) present.  Zinc will bring buried Emotions to the surface.  Stay Conscious, don’t get lost in the story.  Watch the Emotions arise and writhe as if in a movie.  Just keep Letting Them Go, over and over, as long as you need to.  Tap on them if necessary.  Arsenic can neutralize “Past Deaths” – which are the source of many of your Limiting Beliefs.  You don’t want to consume Arsenic, or even necessarily hold an Arsenate Crystal in your hand.  Gazing on it is quite enough.  You want to neutralize Past Deaths, not repeat them.

Portal 4.19

April 18, 2013

Busy busy busy.  I still recommend we PIAVA that we discover

…any places where we’re Denying what’s most important…

because that still looks like the main effect.

We’ve lost the “Learning Opportunity” (Saturn-Mercury-Jupiter Quintile Yod) and the “Mission Seminar” (North Node-Mercury-Ceres Mjolnir) elements of the chart we’ve been working with, but we retain…

  • The Juno-Saturn-Pallas T-Square (Challenge to our Unconscious Identity)
  • The Lilith/Vesta-Saturn-Juno Mjolnir (which should be illustrating gaps in our Integrity)
  • The Saturn-Neptune-Ceres Grand Trine (Big Grace for Focusing on making the Cultural Zeitgeist Sustainable), now four degrees from exact

And in addition, Mercury is crossing Uranus (Aries 10, Rudhyar: “Revision of attitude at the beginning of a new cycle of experience”) as Pluto continues to move backward toward the next Uranus-Pluto Square in mid-May – more illustrations of gaps in the alignment between our Ego and Soul.  I urge you to examine your internal reactions to all of the external Stürm und Drang of the last several days, as that’s where your leverage should be greatest.  I expect we’re close to several Tipping Points, and this examination could put you ahead of the curve.

But Friday is the Big Day, potentially much bigger than the other recent drama-filled days.  Starting around 11pm PDT on Thursday, and running for about twelve hours, the Moon, in Leo, completes a Grand Cross with the Juno-Saturn-Pallas T-Square, and makes a Yod with Chiron and Pluto. 

That’s really a Diamond Star, with embellishments.  There’s a lot going on here, but if you squint a little and focus on the heavy lines, you can see the (red and green) Diamond Star perched on its (blue) Bowl of Grace…


The Grand Cross (red), Grand Trine (blue), and Mjolnir (purple) are drawn in using lighter lines.  So, where does all this leave us?

Well, the focus of the Diamond Star is the Moon.  What does that tell us?  Let’s start with the Moon’s role as the arbiter of Authenticity.  Friday is an 11 day; Angie says (Tarot Handbook p.66), “This [11] symbol represents the beauty that we all possess in our gifts, talents, and resources which can quell the beasts or demons within our nature.”  Authenticity is the first cousin of Yin Integrity; our willingness to be completely honest about what’s going on with us, moment to moment, apart from our masks, personae, roles, and any need to appear consistent or meet anybody’s expectations.

Imagine how much you would learn about yourself – and about your own Unconscious Identity – if you let yourself do that even a few days a month!

Why would we want to do this?  Quite simply, because it would eliminate self-sabotage and open us to our true Power.

The (green) Yod stands on the (blue) Waxing Chiron-Pluto Sextile, which of course springs from the Chiron-Pluto Initiation that occurred on New Years Eve – and New Century’s Eve – 12/31/1999, the Initiation that characterizes the 21st Century.  That was 12 degrees of Sagittarius,

A flag turns into an Eagle, which turns into a Rooster saluting the dawn.”

That’s a symbol with enormous power – a flag representing Unconscious Identification with some externality such as a nationality or an Ego, the Eagle symbolizing vast perspective and growth, and the Rooster standing for Awakening, Enlightenment.  And this is Chiron and Pluto – Miracle and Transformation – or if you prefer, Despair and Fate.  Remember, you transform Despair into Miracle by changing your perspective.  You change Fate into Freedom by letting go of your attachment to what’s obsolete.

Heaven knows what other symbols of the Old Order will explode!  First we had Competition, then Fertilizer.  What is it we colloquially call our Karmic Patterns?  Our “Shit” – Fertilizer.  The only thing that’s remaining Unconscious is our habit of viewing the World as being out there rather than viewing it as the perfect fun-house mirror of what’s going on in here.  Look how carefully modern Warcrafters control journalists so we no longer see the modern equivalents of the My Lai Massacre, or Wounded Knee, on television daily.  We have to depend on “fiction” for our violence hit instead!

What country makes more bombs than almost all of the rest of the World put together?  What are the Intentions behind those bombs?  Whose taxes pay for them?  Do you suppose there’s any possible connection between that Energy moving outward from the American Ego and the current carnage moving inward toward the shocked and horrified American Ego?  Who, Me?  That’s what it means to have your Unconscious Identity exposed, to have your cover exploded.

The other players in the Diamond Star are Saturn and Pallas.  The Serenity Prayer is a good metaphor for Pallas – God, please grand me the Power to change what can be changed, the Serenity to accept what cannot be changed, and the Wisdom to know the difference.  Saturn provides a Focus on the Wisdom, and the Opposition implies Discovery, Illumination.  Remember that the current Pallas-Saturn Cycle acts out “the first stage of actual participation in the great ritual of planetary evolution.”

We should have time to look at all this from several other angle on Thursday.

Eris, Lilith, and Juno

April 16, 2013

It occurs to me that the Boston Marathon, as a Hypercompetitive sporting event, is basically masculine in tone.  But this year, we don’t even know who the winners are – the heros are instead the people who helped care for the injured.  That sort of Compassion and Collaboration are basically feminine in tone.  Imagine what could be done if all of the energy wasted on Competition and training by those tens of thousands of Marathoners was put to work on Collaborative efforts to address Real issues, like restoring Democracy, eliminating Predatory Capitalism, ameliorating Climate Change and Environmental Injustice, and helping the abandoned.  The folks who need to run to maintain their mental health could run to the grocery store for the disabled.

In a lecture on “Beautiful Business” at,

Judy Wicks lists for us some of the characteristics of Compassionate Collaborative New-Paradigm economic activities…

  • maximization of relationships, not of profits;
  • growth of consciousness and creativity, not brands and market share;
  • democracy and decentralized ownership, not concentrated wealth;
  • a living return, not the highest return;
  • a living wage, not the minimum wage;
  • a fair price, not the lowest price;
  • sharing, not hoarding;
  • simplicity, not luxury;
  • life-serving, not self-serving;
  • partnership, not domination;
  • cooperation, not competition;
  • win-win exchange, not win-lose exploitation;
  • family farms, not factory farms;
  • biodiversity, not monocrops;
  • cultural diversity, not monoculture;
  • creativity, not conformity;
  • slow food, not fast food;
  • our bucks, not Starbucks;
  • our mart, not Wal-Mart;
  • a love of life, not a love of money.

Good objectives to live by.


April 16, 2013

FearsI was just looking at this sign yesterday and thinking, that’d be fun to use, but what is there to fear, we’re heading into six months of Grand Trines.

Nothing jumps out of the Boston chart that isn’t already in the T-Squared Double-Mjolnired Quintile-Yodded Golden-Rectangled Grand-Trined Gol-Durn Saturn-Dominated chart that we already looked at.  We just have to repeat…

This will put tremendous pressure on any places where we’re Denying what’s most important.  I suspect that over the next several days we’ll see many examples of what we used to call Instant Karma.

Interesting timing, corresponding with the Mother of all Gold Smashes.  The “Gold Bugs” say that the Lizards must really be terrified about something.  That’d also be a good reason to sacrifice a few Innocents on the altar of Patriotism.  That would implicate the Saturn Mjolnir with Vesta and Juno – and hence the Juno T-Square with Saturn and Pallas – as our primary culprits.  Remember, our aim here is to interpret, not to predict.  Remember the Initiations embedded in that T-Square?

The Juno-Saturn Initiation was 18 Libra in September 2011: “Breakdown in the constructive relationship between the individual and society,” using Rudhyar’s interpretation.

Pallas-Saturn Initiated at 26 Virgo in September 2009.  Rudhyar’s take on 26 Virgo is “The first stage of actual participation in the great ritual of planetary evolution.”

What would this imply?  Perhaps that what’s most important is getting honest about our Unconscious Identity.  For example, what’s more important to you – Peace, or Justice?  Seriously?  No judgment or blame or anger there?  Just Forgiveness?  No Us and Them involved?  If you crave Peace, is that because you loathe the alternatives?  Because you long to be part of a constructive effort working collaboratively on the Planet’s Real issues?

If Boston was the first stroke in a drumbeat for War, can you remain a Pacifist in the face of rabid Patriotic fulmination?  Does it matter?  War would appear to solve a lot of our economic conundrums, and allow the 1% to whip us into another patriotic frenzy where we’re pleased to donate our meager resources and sacrifice our benefits.

In the Bhagavad Gita, Prince Arjuna confesses his moral hesitation about War to his charioteer Krishna.  April 15, 2013 is a 7 day – the Chariot, Shamanic Power, Tantra.  The closest Western culture comes to that would be “keep your powder dry,” or “don’t shoot till you see the whites of their eyes” – War metaphors.  Krishna reminds Arjuna that as a mortal, he does not have the Power of Life or Death – that Power is reserved for the Gods.  Folks say that so many Souls have come to Earth now in order to be present for the Great Transformation – and many have come to assist.   Imagine what that will look and feel like!  Are we ready for that?

Eris Again

April 13, 2013


And a long, somewhat complicated, but insightful commentary on the Liberachean effervescence of the World economies…

Worth skimming, at the least.

Ambrose Eris-Pritchards

April 13, 2013

They use to refer to the European “Community,” though it’s been a long time since we’ve heard that term.

Ambrose didn’t say where Cyprus keeps its Gold, but it’s probably London.  You can see why Hugo wanted to vault his country’s Gold on Venezuelan soil before he himself retired to it.  In the 1960s France sent warships to New York to collect their Gold.

It’s a different topic, but I notice that Ray Kurzweil has gone to work for Google.  His one-line job description is to teach Google how to read, write, speak, hear, and translate “natural” language – and if anyone can do that, it’s Kurzweil.  Kurzweil is a classic example of Chiron.  The worst kind of Chironic Despair is Unconscious Despair – believing that something is impossible.  Kurzweil has created many Miracles already simply by denying their impossibility.  Now, having written that – where’s Chiron in his chart?

No question.  His Chiron is Conjunct his South Node (recovery of past/parallel life skills once Emotional Baggage is cleared), and the Conjunction is a corner of both a Grand Trine (Big Grace) and a Grand Cross (Varied and Balanced Masteries through Challenge).  A Grand Trine-Grand Cross combination is in the charts of many high-functioning people, as the Grace accelerates the Masteries, and the Challenges keep one from inappropriate Ego-attachment to the Grace, which is otherwise a danger with Grand Trines.

Bear that danger in mind as we enter our six months of Grand Trines – our successes will not be entirely of our own making.  If Grace is heads, Gratitude is tails – they live on the same coin.  PIAVA doesn’t work because because you Asked, it works because you Surrendered Control.

The Ides of April

April 12, 2013


As we enter the Grand Trine Zone,

The watchword for the next week or so is Collaboration.

That’s easy to say.   Explaining why will take a lot longer.

Lilith and Juno

First, there’s the Mjolnir pointing at Lilith (pre-intellectual instinct) and Vesta (the Sacred).  The message of a Mjolnir is Get it together, please, Now.  When your pre-intellectual instincts are triggered, you don’t Compete.  You either Collaborate, or you leave to find a tribe that is willing to Collaborate.  The feet of the Mjolnir are Saturn (Focus on what’s most important) and Juno (Unconscious Identity).

The feet of a Mjolnir are connected by a Square (Mastery through Challenge), in this case of course the Square between Juno and Saturn.  It turns out that Pallas is moving into Opposition to Saturn, forming a T-Square (Mastery through even greater Challenge) pointing at Juno.  To me this means big shifts in Unconscious Identity are underway – perhaps even those proverbial Tipping Points we’ve mentioned.  Let’s look at the Initiations of the Juno-Saturn and Pallas-Saturn Cycles that the T-Square is manifesting.

The Juno-Saturn Initiation was 18 Libra in September 2011: “Breakdown in the constructive relationship between the individual and society,” using Rudhyar’s interpretation.

Pallas-Saturn Initiated at 26 Virgo in September 2009.  Rudhyar’s take on 26 Virgo is “The first stage of actual participation in the great ritual of planetary evolution.”

The tension in the Mjolnir and T-Square fall on Lilith and Juno.  Their angular relationship is Sesquisquare. – that is, realignment.  In other words, as individuals we’ll be discovering our self-sabotaging Patterns (such as Denial), and beginning to Act to correct them (Sun-Mars have passed Eris, but they’re still quite close).  As a society, we’ll be realigning the relationship between individual and culture – either by getting the individual in line Nineteen-Eighty-Four-style, or changing the culture.  The Pallas-Saturn Opposition suggests the latter is more likely.  Because the media faces backwards, Tipping Points appear to happen suddenly.

The First Grand Trine

It’s still six and a half degrees off (we’d like to see three degrees), but the first Grand Trine (Big Grace) is forming.  Six and a half degrees is close enough to impact any endeavors begun now.  The members are Saturn, Neptune, and Ceres.  Neptune: Material Confusion and Spiritual Clarity.  Ceres: Sustainability and Sustenance.  Saturn: Focus.  So Grace flows as we Focus on Sustaining Spiritual Clarity and recognize Confusion as the first stage of growth – very much reinforcing the Lilith-Juno theme of recognizing and changing dysfunction.

Ceres is also one foot of another Mjolnir that points at the North Node (our individual Mission as one atom of the Planet’s Evolution).  The other foot is Mercury (Communication, intellectual realization).  An education, in other words.  Tuition is your willlingness to recognize and change your self-destructive Patterns.

Saturn, meanwhile, enlists Pluto and Pallas to form a Golden Rectangle with Ceres.  A Golden Rectangle consists of two Trines separated by two Sextiles – more Big Grace in other words.  Pluto as Transformation, Pallas as Boundaries, Ceres as Sustainability, Saturn as Focus.  Quite simply, Grace Transforms us as we say No to self-sabotage, as we say No to short-term gain that sabotages our Survival.  Wouldn’t it be great if Predatory Capitalism itself reached it’s Tipping Point!

Phlogopite and Alexandrite

Love this picture, of a Phlogopite book (a stack of Mica Crystals is called a “book”) looking over it’s shoulder at its Alexandrite Shadow.  Phlogopite is a Potassium Magnesium Aluminum Mica, Magnesium and Aluminum to add Levity, and Potassium to open our Eyes to self-deception.  As for Alexandrite, let’s just quote Dorothy Roeder (Crystal Co-Creators, pp.40-41)…

“Earth is just now beginning to reach the point of spiritual balance necessary to interact with the rest of the galactic sector so that it can function as a participating member. 

One study of the results from the Kepler space telescope estimates that there are a hundred billion Earth-like planets in habitable zones around their Suns just in the Milky Way!  We won’t be joining our “galactic sector as a participating member” while we’re still channeling John Wayne and Blondie.  Continuing Dorothy’s comments…

Alexandrite’s properties symbolize Earth’s present challenge.  The higher energies that are now surrounding Earth are the new light which is stimulating her developing potential.  Responsibility is the key word here.  Humanity must learn that it is responsible for its thoughts as well as its actions.

“Fortunately, there are now more individuals focusing on cooperative goals.  The group focus greatly outweighs individual ones.  Humanity must learn to be balanced in its spiritual awareness and emotional maturity so it can serve as the key to moving Earth to this new level of responsibility creativity.  The light focused by its combined will and intentions will create the changes desired.”

Learning to Focus our Thoughts

Speaking of which, for the weekend (April 14-16), a Quintile Yod (Learning Opportunity) forms between Mercury (Thought), Moon-Jupiter (Manifestation) on Sunday, and Saturn (Focus), pointing at Saturn.  That’s Moon-Jupiter on Sunday, and just Jupiter (Amplification) on Monday and Tuesday.  Saturn’s also in

  • the Grand Trine and
  • Golden Rectangle,
  • the Juno T-Square, and
  • the Lilith Mjolnir

– very busy dude!  This will put tremendous pressure on any places where we’re Denying what’s most important.  I suspect that over the next several days we’ll see many examples of what we used to call Instant Karma.