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2014 Natality and Portals 12.25-1.1

December 24, 2013

AngelWing2132bpAngels and Dragonflies: Wollastonite Crystals

Starting around 3pm PST December 23 and running through the Pluto New Moon at 3am PST on New Years Day 2014 and beyond, the Main Event is Mars Opposing Uranus, making a Pluto T-Square.

So it’s quite reasonable to consider 2014 to be ruled by this Pluto-Uranus-Mars T-Square.  In addition, Mercury joins Pluto, heightening our Awareness of the whole Consciousness process. 

Since there are several planets involved, the Window will be riddled with specific more-Powerful Portals, many overlapping one another.  As always, the time prior will be more Powerful than the time after, and the duration of the Portal will depend on your Sensitivity

  • When Mars is exactly Opposite Uranus, at 12am PST December 25, plus or minus a day or so.
  • When the Moon crosses Mars and Opposes Uranus, at 3pm PST December 25, plus or minus six hours.
  • When Mercury Squares Uranus, at 1pm PST December 29, plus or minus 18 hours.
  • When Mars exactly Squares Pluto, at 5pm PST on December 30, ± a day.
  • When Mercury crosses Pluto, at 3am PST December 31, ± 18 hours.
  • When Mercury Squares Mars, at 7am PST December 31, ± 18 hours.
  • The New Moon itself, at 3am PST on January 1, ± six hours.
  • When the Moon crosses Pluto, at 4am PST January 1, ± six hours.
  • When the Moon crosses Mercury, at 7am PST January 1, ± six hours.

If we settle for these narrow Orbs (a half-degree for Mars, a degree for Mercury, 3 degrees for the Moon) and pool the overlaps, then December 27 is our only “day off.”

Mars Events haven’t in general been as nasty for the last decade or so, as they were prior to that, which is good.  So I would expect the trend toward Peace to continue in 2014, with the obvious exceptions contained.  I would guess the impact of Mars here would be to make our Self-Sabotage a bit more injurious, with side-effects more on the Physical side and maybe less on the Emotional.

So during this Window, and during 2014 in general, I’d recommend viewing every stubbed toe and sliver as a message from the Unconscious about what you may be in Denial about. 

How would we read that message?  Well, we could consider what we were doing at the time.  We could correlate the location of the injury with our Natal planets and their House and Sign positions (eg Pisces for the feet, Aries for the head, etc.).  Suppose, for instance, we banged an elbow on the “crazy-bone.”  What’s in Gemini in our Nativity?  Jupiter?  Are we being inflexible (anti-Gemini) and not making space (Jupiter) for something new?  What House is this in?  The Sixth?  What aren’t we cleaning out and recycling?  What’s our Ego attached to?  We were doing what when it happened?  Getting in the car to go shopping?  To buy more stuff?  Hmmm.

Not that we really want to trust the Mind to give us Guidance of this nature; we’re much better off using PIAVA, because the Mind is usually heavily invested in the status quo.

And of course Eris is Stationary at the New Moon, turning Direct January 10.  On January 1, Eris is less than half of an arcminute from its Station.  And, Stationary Eris is Biseptile to Pluto!  Septile to Neptune, Biseptile to Pluto, and Triseptile to Saturn!  Seventh-Harmonic Angles are about accumulating Power and the Timing of Action.  This Septile Bridge says that

We need to Focus on the Teachable Moment in bringing Cultural and Planetary Denial out into Consciousness.  Global Transformation can, and will, happen in a split second, so fast we may not even notice that Change till we sit down to reminisce later!

2014 The Septile Bridge is in light blue, the Pluto-New Moon T-Square red.

Denial is a healthy psychological process, to protect us from being overwhelmed by personal, cultural, or Planetary Unconscious material that we aren’t ready to deal with yet.  Uranus is in charge of the personal Unconscious and Pluto the Planetary Unconscious, so they’ll be lit up in particular.  But Pluto has also begun its journey across the footprint of the 1993 Uranus-Neptune conjunction, and the Pluto New Moon Septiles Neptune, so the cultural Unconscious will also be illuminated.  For instance…

  • Uranus will continue to rub your nose into any elements of your current Incarnation that you don’t fully Love yet, and any Resistance you have to your own death and rebirth.
  • Neptune will continue to rub our noses into any Beliefs that our Culture has about Intolerance, narrow gender roles, and income inequality, as well as about solving problems with Violence.
  • And Pluto will continue to rub our noses into Climate Change, and our silly Beliefs that Humans are in control on this Planet, and that Humans are the onliest “intelligent” Life.

Is there no Grace in this New-Year chart?  Not much, compared to most of 2013.  Pluto and the gang do make a Trine to Pallas (dark blue), and with Mars makes a Tricolor (green, dark blue, red) to Chiron.  These are clues to ease our path.  The Trine says

We can respond Gracefully to changes in the Global Trance by adjusting our Boundaries and Edges.  By, for instance, Resisting Hate rather than Resisting Cultures with different Traditions than ours.

And the Tricolor tells us

Miracles are available to shift Violence in the World, but to get to them we have to do two things:

  1. Wonder or PIAVA what we can do about it
  2. Make one small and practical Action in that direction

2014 will be a fun year only if you consider it a Mystery Treasure Hunt.  You win if you can identify the Self-Sabotage behind every affront to your Values and Integrity, and PIAVA that you discover how to end the Sabotage.

Venus Station and Solstice

December 20, 2013

topaz4220bpTopaz (“To Peace”), in any color a powerful helper for releasing Limiting Beliefs and the ancient trauma that holds them in place; in pink a gentle cleanser for the Heart

The Solstice occurs at 9am PST on December 21, and Venus turns Retrograde at 2pm.

Then there’s this part…

“Most leadership issues can be boiled down to this one primary contradiction: we have an objective economic reality that works as a global eco-system, and then we have individuals and institutional leaders focused according to their institutional ego-system awareness.  Consequently they consider the concerns of others to be externalities.”

“The world is full of grandiose leadership visions that were beautifully communicated  – before they crashed and burned…  The problem was not a lack of vision.  The problem was that the vision was completely out of touch with reality.  The problem was a lack of listening.  All great leadership starts with listening.  That means listening with a wide-open mind, heart, and will.  It means listening to what is being said as well as to what isn’t being said.”

–Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaufer, Leading from the Emerging Future, pp.111-113.

So, astrology tells us that Mercury is about the Talking.  But where’s the planet for the Listening?

Short of recasting all of astrology to remove Testosterone Poisoning from it (we’ll get to that later), I guess we’d have to enlist Venus for that purpose – she is Stationary after all, and she’s been within one degree of her Station since December 14.  Uranus’s Station has been claiming the spotlight, but we’ve lost that excuse now.  Venus backs over the second half of Capricorn between now and January 31 – 14 to 29 degrees, in the process making Waxing Squares to Ceres, Vesta, and Mars.

The next few months will likely find us willing to vigorously Defend and Institutionalize the Sacred.  Problem is, the Sacred is something different to each of us – read the fine print before you commit to anything serious.  We could all end up on the Defensive!

The second half of Capricorn is the Cancer half – we’ve scoped out the problems that need fixing, and now we have to consider what sort of influence the fixes we’ve chosen will have on the Conscious Entities that it will impact.  Like how many of them can eat cake, and what kind of frosting they like.  Of course if our Vibration is too dense to understand how widespread Consciousness really is, our impact analysis will be very short-sighted.

Will we have to Choose between slight progress and no progress?  Probably.  Go for Both/And, your dance and theirs – Listening will help.

While the first Venus-Mars Square occurred at the end of September, its recurrence in mid-January and March 1, 2014 tells us we need to look a lot more closely at the Cycle.  As we said earlier,

The Mars-Venus Initiation occurred Conjunct the Sun (this Cycle is of the Essence), and Conjunct Eris (time to reveal what’s been hidden).  It’s in a Sixth-Harmonic relationship (partnership) with Lilith (she who Sacrifices for Community but does not submit to dominance), and forms Twelfth-Harmonic Angles (breaking out of Limitation) with the Nodes (Liberation from Karmic Patterns) and Mercury (moving our Center from Mind to Heart).  In one sentence,  This Cycle represents a very important time to Clearly see the Feminine.  The Angles echo the Symbol, multiplying the significance of the Cycle.

If you haven’t noticed, the relationship between the Dynamic and the Magnetic on the Planet is changing.  You see people becoming more fluid in their Gender Identity because they are being more Authentic about their understanding that our ability and willingness to use Magnetic Feminine Skills (PIAVA-Change the Subject-Pay Attention) and Dynamic Masculine Skills (Plan-Do-Review) with pride doesn’t depend on our plumbing.

The Olde Male backlash, even though they think they’re Institutionalizing their version of the Sacred, won’t last, even in Sochi.  It makes the headlines only because the Olde Male media owners are trying to extend their Trance.  It’ll never work, because they’re swimming upstream against a Pluto-Uranus current that’s far stronger than they are.

When a new planet is discovered, current events mirror the impact of the new planet.  For instance, the rise, use, and abuse of atomic energy coincided with the discovery of Pluto.  Newly-discovered (2003-2005) Eris’s namesake’s main claim to fame was calling out the Greek Goddesses for their undercurrent of Competition – their masculine qualities.  Her role in this Century lies in aiding her partners Lilith and Pi (replacing Gaia as the current incarnation of Mother Nature) in their ascension into self-respect and the respect of all – into pride in the Independence of the Feminine and Her unique ability to Manifest.

The Lilith-Eris-Saturn Tricolor we’ve talked about connects to the Venus Station in two ways – first, Venus Quintiles Saturn – as well as Uranus…

We’ll be Learning to Focus on Walking in Beauty – aka Authenticity.

and second, Venus Trioctiles Pallas, which in turn Septiles Lilith…

If we allow the spontaneity, we will be able to set some surprising and powerful new Boundaries.

At the Venus Station the Moon also Squares Saturn and Trines Eris, forming a second Tricolor…

We can unblock any Manifestation difficulty we are having by PIAVAing what it is that we’re Denying.

Notice that Curiosity – I Wonder – is the same as PIAVA – if we don’t Change the Subject our old Patterns will reject the new information.

In the Old Calendars, the day began at Sunset, and the New Year began on the shortest day.  That would mean we’re entering a 12 year on our calendar, where the dominant theme will be Pattern-Breaking and the subtheme Love with Wisdom, which is the Feminine form of Dominion, or Healthy Control.  Breaking any Pattern that interrupts Self-Love with Wisdom, and nurturing Self-Love that isn’t narcissistic, but has deep roots in Self-Knowledge and Self-Trust, allowing us to acknowledge and project our unique Skills Authentically and Powerfully.  Power-With, not Power-Over, as Starhawk would put it.

Hollow Grams and Black Wholes

December 15, 2013

rbhem4449bpRainbow Hematite, Base-Chakra Iron exuding Crown-Chakra Shimmer

Some folks in astrophysics have objected to the headlines about your favorite Universe being a Hologram…

And of course since it’s Both/And anyway, we have no objection to that.  I mean, we do walk on it, so even if it might be what we understand to be a Hologram, it’s also what we perceive as solid in places.  And more perspective is better than less.  Along those lines…

Of course they don’t mention Nassim, because he uses the banned word “God” and the Scienterrific types think Santa will bring you mud biscuits if you swear.

Meanwhile Bill Moyers talks about American exports to Europe…

And then there’s the American export to Europe that may come next…

which article, while long, talks about many New Paradigm efforts to create or recreate self-determination.

Has American pharmafascism hit Europe yet?  I don’t know…

It’s probably not far behind.

Yintegrity of the Collective

December 13, 2013

BanksyLambsBanksy NYC again, on Sustainability.

One of the features of the Uranus Station is…

A Pythagorean Tricolor between Eris, Lilith, and Saturn, which we can read as: We can resolve an apparent conflict (Square) between Integrity (Lilith) and Denial (Eris) by Wondering what’s The Most Important Angle to Attend to (Eris Quincunx Saturn) – that will unleash the Grace waiting to Focus on Integrity (Saturn Trine Lilith).

And right on queue, Otto Scharmer provides a view of the same picture from the Global Perspective – yes, Uranus represents the Individual Soul and Neptune our relationship with everything larger than the Individual.  But the Planet and Culture are also Individual Entities, so the same apparent conflict applies on that level as well.  Here’s Otto’s view…

“Framing this century’s challenges through the lens of [the old scuffle over government-centered vs. market-centered economies] is like driving a vehicle while looking in the rear-view mirror.  If you do that you’ll miss seeing what is right in front of you – in this case an oncoming tsunami of disruptive change.  Here are some questions that will guide our inquiry into the eight acupuncture points of deep systemic change…

  1. Nature: How can we rethink the economy and nature from ‘take, make, and throw away’ to an integrated closed-loop design, in which everything that we take from the earth is returned at the same or a higher level of quality?
  2. Labor: How can we relink work – the profession we choose to pursue – with Work – what we really love doing?
  3. Capital: How can we relink the financial economy and the real economy by recycling financial capital into the service and cultivation of ecological, social, and cultural commons?
  4. Technology: How can we create broad access to the core technologies of the third Industrial Revolution, blending information technology, regenerative energy, and social technologies in order to unleash individual and collective creativity?
  5. Leadership: How can we build a collective leadership capacity to innovate at the scale of the whole system?
  6. Consumption: How can we rebalance the economic playing field so that consumers can engage in collaborative conscious consumption and become equal partners in an economy that creates well-being for all?
  7. Coordination: How can we end the war of the parts against the whole by shifting the mode of consciousness from ego-system to eco-system awareness?
  8. Ownership: What innovations in property rights would give voice to future generations and facilitate the best societal uses of scarce resources and common?”

-Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaufer, Leading from the Emerging Future: From Ego-System to Eco-System Economies, p.77.

Remember that our Chiron-Neptune Fresh-Violets-in-an-Ancient-Pottery-Bowl New Socioeconomic Paradigm is still in the formative stages.  That means by putting one or more of these acupressure point-questions into genuine Curiosity and including the questions in our Meditations and PIAVAs, we’ll have a hugely leveraged impact on the Future of the Planet, possibly even the critical impact.

Without leaving the state of Curiosity, include your preferences for the collective, and your preferences for your role in the transition.  It doesn’t matter if you feel like you don’t understand the issues well enough to have a meaningful contribution – What if you did know?  Because you damn well do know.  You came here in this Lifetime to do this very thing, shift the Future of the Planet from degeneration to regeneration.  When the mind interrupts with Doubt and Cynicism and Fear, thank it for trying to help, and move back to an open, creative Curiosity.  Let yourself Lead.  It doesn’t have to “go to your head” – the crisis will be resolved on the level of neighborhoods and families, not countries and corporations.  In the formative stage, the tiniest tweak can have a huge impact.

On p.25 Otto says,

Always start by ‘attending to the crack.’  Where do we meet the future first?  ‘Seek it with your hands.  Don’t think about it, feel it’ is the essential instruction that Bagger Vance gives to Junah in the Robert Redford movie Bagger Vance.  The future shows up first in our feelings and through our hands, not in our abstract analysis.  ‘Attending to the crack’ means attending to the openings, the challenges, and the disruptions where we feel the past ending and the future wanting to begin.

That’s an excellent mirror for the Septangle in the Station –

The Station itself is a corner of a Solar Septangle, with Pallas at the other corner.  We could call that as We find our Source by stretching our Edges to encompass our individual Soul, our True Self, our Yintegrity.

We didn’t include in that story the crucial 7th-Harmonic element of Timing; Otto’s Attending to the crack does just that.  We prowl the Edges between past and future like a Ninja, always ready to jam the side of a hand into the crack and twist it open a little wider, always ready to help expand Consciousness whenever the Teachable Moment arises.  In the 60s, the germinal period for the Uranus-Pluto Cycle that this Station illuminates so brightly, we actually used to do just that, quite on purpose!  What a contrast to prowling the Edges with a hod full of cement and a trowel, always ready to paste the crack closed again.

Down to the Wire II

December 13, 2013


Lots going on!

Angels descending to pick up Mr. Mandela…

The US House of Representatives actually passed a relatively constructive measure!

We can be sure it has major faults, but the Big News is the vote count – 332 to 94.  The 94 was the T-Party side.  Of course it’s tentative, but the stranglehold that the T-Party, a propaganda front for the fascists, has had on the US for the last many years may be broken!  Here’s a parallel NY Times commentary…

Look at this “brilliant” scheme to quite literally kill two birds, or most likely many more, with one stone…

You can reconcile that with this story about Earthquakes…

And the frankenapple…

Some of the folks who are more concerned about the future of the Planet than they are about whether they’ll die with the most toys…

Some new books about the New Paradigm…

And a summary of the 2014 New-Paradigm programs by the Schumacher Center for a New Economics…

In case you missed it, Nick Ortner is offering a free online screening of his great movie The Tapping Solution…

plus ancillary interviews with Bruce Lipton, Cheryl Richardson, and Joseph Mercola.

Then there’s a new look at the Easter Island story…

And some press about how Matter is a Trance…

And last but not least, two of our favorite folks,  Nassim Haramein and Lilou Mace…


Down to the Uranian Wire

December 12, 2013

BanksyNYCBanksy NYC on Uranus.

We get closer to the actual event – the Uranus Station, the Energy of which peaks a bit before 10am PST on December 17.  And its embellishments – the Full Moon eight hours prior, and the Moon-Uranus Square eighteen hours later.  We can consider that time range the opening of the Portal, from 1am PST December 17 till 4am PST December 18.

Unless we want to expand our Sensitivity beyond 3 degrees, the astrological skyscape gets a lot quieter than it has been for a long time.  The Station itself is a corner of a Solar Septangle, with Pallas at the other corner.  We could call that as…

We find our Source by stretching our Edges to encompass our individual Soul, our True Self, our Yintegrity.

And there’s a Pythagorean Tricolor between Eris, Lilith, and Saturn, which we can read as…

We can resolve an apparent conflict between Integrity and Denial by Wondering what’s The Most Important Angle to Attend to – that will unleash the Grace waiting to Focus on Integrity.

Not to forget the basic theme – Uranus Squaring Pluto.  Which is to say…

Hiding our True Self behind Masks is no longer possible.  You want to take it off yourself, because it will hurt less than it will when it gets ripped off.

After the Station, when the Moon comes ’round to Oppose Pluto and create a Uranus T-Square…

It’s not like it will feel smooth and prop up our Ego, but we have to practice being Authentic.  It’s no longer optional.

And fortuitously, the Moon also makes a Grand Trine with Chiron and the North Node…

Grace flows when we’re willing to break our traditional view of the World and our role in it.  Our Light is far larger than we imagine.  In your Wildest Dreams, Who Are You?

The Tricolor and the Septangle persist for a while.


Need and Greed

December 7, 2013

Squirrel-with-nut-in-park-007An Offering.

A new report by the Labor Network for Sustainability shows that fixing aging existing local water, sewer, and gas distribution pipelines between Texas and North Dakota would create five times as many jobs as the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would, the jobs would be more sustainable, and hiring would be local, while the Keystone XL would mostly import foreign contractors.  This could all be paid for by recalling only a portion of the corporate welfare that the Oil and Gas industry receives out of tax revenue.  The report…

An entertaining Patagonia story about reuse and sharing…

An excellent Shareable story about “Why Poor People’s Bad Decisions Make Perfect Sense,” with a happy ending even…

And Bill Moyers tells us about how Google is buying the Tea Party off…

As we’ve said,

I Wonder what it would be like if governments made decisions based on helping everybody live better rather than enriching a few individuals and megacorporations.

Portal 12.10 or Uranus Station II

December 6, 2013

Our Yin Gate hangs on for most of the next week, but our Quintile Yod dissolves in a few days, and our Toadstool/Pagoda has already passed.  Which leaves us alone with our Pluto T-Square to Uranus and Vesta,

Which reminds us that aligning ourselves with our Soul’s Intention (Uranus) is not optional (Pluto) here.  Pluto means Transformation, Re-Formation of the Planetary Trance, and while we can steer the Transformation, we can’t reverse it.  The Square from Pluto to Uranus Challenges us to Master living on a Plane where the Planetary Trance is about each Person Living Their Own Truth according to their own Heart (Vesta).

as the main course for Portal 12.10, when the Moon joins Uranus.  The Moon usually acts as a trigger, so while Uranus doesn’t actually Stand Still until 10am PST on December 17, we could get a strong dose of Stationary Uranus, or

It will be very difficult to bite your tongue instead of Speaking your Truth.  If you do succeed, Boiron Borax 30c homeopathic will greatly accelerate healing for the wounds in your tongue.  Seriously, it will.

during Portal 12.10, which is open for six hours on either side of 9pm PST on December 10.  Portal 12.18, when the Moon Squares Uranus and Opposes Pluto making a Uranus T-Square (that is, a Uranus T-Square with Pluto rather than a Pluto T-Square with Pluto; subtle but important), is likely to be stronger, but it doesn’t occur till after the Uranus Station itself.  Portal 12.10 will gain strength by occurring before the Station, but for a couple of obscure reasons I expect Portal 12.18 will be stronger still.  Not that anyone here is in competition – other than your Ego and your Soul.  Or rather, your Ego.  I don’t think the Soul’s big on competition.

I don’t use Ego negatively; really we’re talking about Habits and Patterns that have served us well in the past – that’s what Uranus tends to disrupt.  Being raised in a Culture that denies astrology, we assume that the future will be like the past, so we feel justified in sticking with those historical Habits and Patterns and investing Ego into them.  Ego is just what keeps us Safe, and “Please pass the Butter” has always seemed a lot safer to say than “You ruined my life!”  Of course some of those Patterns are embedded in Karma, and breaking them will seem like a Life-or-Death risk, and it literally will be, since Ego Death is the only real Death there is.

It’s interesting that in the 12.10 Portal the third party is Vesta, as one of the referents of Vesta is what we’re willing to live and die for.  By December 18, Vesta has moved on.  So one thing to watch for during the 12.10 Portal is

Change in what we consider to be Sacred, what we think is worth living and dying for, what motivates us ultimately, what organizes our Life on the most basic level.  In a word, Epiphany.  Stay open for that; it’s very important.

particularly because of the other major Configuration in the 12.10 chart, the second Triangle…

DSCN4670We’ve been calling that other Triangle a Pythagorean Triangle, but that term is pretty general; maybe a Pythagorean Tricolor would be more descriptive.  A Pythagorean Tricolor connects a Square (red – Challenge) to a Quincunx (green – Curiosity) to a Trine (blue – Grace) and back to the Square.  So we can read that as

When we’re confronted with a situation where we’re Challenged to express more of our Truth than we’re used to and it’s not optional (Pluto Square Uranus), if we respond by Wondering how we can do that and Stay Safe too (Uranus Quincunx Pallas), we can effortlessly discover new ways to Be (Pallas Trine Pluto).

The key is the Quincunx – the Wondering.  If the Pluto-Uranus Square just dumps us into our usual anxiety about revealing our Truth, we might miss the Gift in the Pallas-Pluto Trine.  Pallas represents Edges and Boundaries – we set Boundaries with people by avoiding the Vulnerability of Speaking our Truth.  Our sense of Safety has Edges, beyond which we feel uncomfortably vulnerable.  What if we PIAVAed stretching our Edges just enough to find a way to Speak more of our Truth Safely.  Our Habituation sees a conflict between our need for Safety and our need for Yintegrity, but that’s only the perspective of our Habituation, it’s not Reality.

We just need to PIAVA Both/And, Safety And Yintegrity.

Now, we don’t need to wait until Portal 12.10 opens to do this – this Pythagorean Tricolor was part of Portal 12.04’s Yin Gate and actually started at the end of November and hangs around until December 15.  Not that we couldn’t do it anytime anyway, it’ll just be a lot easier during this Window.  Here are a couple of great examples of the Pythagorean Tricolor unfolding out in the open on the Cultural level…

Boulder Colorado, by a two-thirds majority, has voted to stop buying electric Power from an out-of-state megacorporation, and form their own public utility –

Someone in Austin Texas is building affordable housing for the homeless –

1-cottageThat’s part of the Shareable Foundation, where they have a bundle of great projects in the oven –

After all, Speaking our Truth is a lot more than Sharing our Feelings.  Or maybe part of it is how we Feel about seeing our Planet destroyed by greed.

I Wonder what it would be like if governments made decisions based on helping everybody live better rather than enriching a few individuals and megacorporations.

Good News

December 3, 2013

Orange15c.36mHow’s this for a lovely 15-caret $36 million Orange Diamond.

Here’s some good news…

And look at this…

“For many years I worked in palliative care.  My patients were those who had gone home to die.” 

“People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality.  I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth.  Some changes were phenomenal.  Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance.  Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.

“When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again.  Here are the most common”

“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.  This was the most common regret of all.”

“I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.  Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others.  As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming.  Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.  We cannot control the reactions of others.  However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level.  Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life.  Either way, you win.”

So says Bronnie Ware.  And she probably doesn’t even know that Uranus is Squaring Pluto, or that Uranus is Stationary!

Yin Gate 12.4 / Portal 12.4

December 1, 2013

VestaThe surface of Vesta, photographed by Dawn

Our previous Yin Gate finished up around 11pm PST November 28, when Ceres moved out of its Quincunx to the South Node.  A little less than a day later, Vesta took its place Opposite Uranus, making a second Yin Gate!  Quite fascinating.  Whereas the previous Yin Gate was Powered by Ceres-Uranus, or

Get Serious about making your Yintegrity permanent!

as we called it, this one is Powered by Vesta-Uranus, or

If your Yintegrity doesn’t align with your notions of the Sacred, it’s time to change your notions of the Sacred!

Your Soul and your Yintegrity is Sovereign.  If you learned your notions of the Sacred from a book or a teacher, and not from your own Heart, you have work to do here.  Of course, if your books and teachers resonated with your own Heart, fantastic.  But if you’re horrified by the idea of Trusting Emotions more than Scripture or Morals, because it might sound like a flood of criminals will have permission to traumatize your Culture, well, watch your television – according to the corporate media, we’re already there, aren’t we.

If you live far from drones and bombs, rampant criminality may sound intolerable because it threatens your Safety, but guess what – it’s just a Mirror for the drones and bombs Big Governments are sending in your name.  And what nurtures criminality most of all?  Inequality.  When was the last time you voted for someone who promised to reduce Inequality, or you refused to vote with your dollars at institutions that support Inequality, or you insisted that your “leaders” end homelessness and unemployment rather than policing lack of obeisance to predatory capitalism and Empire?

Karma might be dead, but that doesn’t mean the Mirror is broken.  It’s just more immediate.  Even if random violence visited your house, and we wish that on Peoria even less than we wish it on Swat, it’s past time that we understand and accept that Life gets recycled just like Coke bottles and Coors cans.

The Pallas-Chiron-Nodes Mystic Rectangle is the same as the last Portal

Goddess Pi, can you help me make my Yintegrity permanent so I can Grace-fully expand my Edges into Miracles that lighten my Karma and promote my Mission? 

What if we were able to Step Effortlessly onto the Path where our Limitations fall away Magically, and we are doing what we feel Passionate about.

For those who don’t like that, we can be compassionate with them about their lack of understanding, without letting them nudge us off our Path.

Here’s the Yin Gate (las dos equis verdes) and the Mystic Rectangle (la caja azul)

YG12.4While the Yin Gate lasts almost until the next Portal on December 10, Portal 12.4 peaks when the Moon Conjoins Pluto and lights up the Pluto-Uranus-Vesta T-Square.  This Window opens around 10am PST on December 4, and remains open for about seven hours.  Inside this Portal within the Yin Gate, there’s another Window, a Portal of Grace, from this Toadstool or Pagoda Formation…

Shroom12.4that the Moon lights up from around 10am PST on December 4 till around 3pm PST on the same day.  After that the Toadstool fades away, leaving just the T-Square, which survives until December 12 and provides the main course for Portal 12.10.  Remember that December’s Main Effect is the Station of Uranus that occurs December 17; this series of Portals between 11.28 and 12.25 occur every week when the Moon makes Challenging Angles to Uranus, preparing us for the Main Event.

What’s this Toadstool part of the Portal about?  Pluto…

Which reminds us that aligning ourselves with our Soul’s Intention is not optional here.  Pluto means Transformation, Re-Formation of the Planetary Trance, and while we can steer the Transformation, we can’t reverse it.  The Square from Pluto to Uranus Challenges us to Master living on a Plane where the Planetary Trance is about each Person Living Their Own Truth.

The Toadstool Formation embodies that Challenge, with Vesta completing the Pluto-Uranus T-Square (red lines).  That’s the same Vesta-Uranus Opposition that drives the Yin Gate.  But the Toadstool adds two avenues of Grace – the Pluto-Pallas-South Node Grand Trine (big blue Triangle), and the Sextiles (shorter blue lines) to Chiron and the North Node.

We are not being abandoned here.  Big Grace (Grand Trine) is open to all of us who want to stretch (Pallas) to recover skills we developed in other Lifetimes (South Node), and yet more Grace is open to those of us who are willing (Sextiles) to PIAVA Miracles (Chiron) that will move us onto our True Path (North Node).

That’s eight planets in that famous 8-to-11-degree Window we’ve been working with a lot this year.  In any sign, 8-to-11-degrees represents the phase where, whatever it is we’re doing, we’ve finished the prototype, and now we’re getting serious about building the Real Thing, version 2.0.  That applies to our Yintegrity as much as to our Culture and the Planetary Trance.

And then there’s a third major Configuration in this Portal, a Quintile Yod that has the South Node and Jupiter bowing to the Sun from December 2 (1pm PST) through December 6 (5pm PST)…

QYod12.4which is all about…

Learning and Teaching (Q-Yod) how to Expand (Jupiter) our concept of Self enough to include Source (Sun), thereby releasing the Held Emotions that cover our Hidden Powers (South Node).

Which gives us this very busy full Portal!

Port12.4You can see why we break it apart for analysis.

But we need to put it all back together again to Live it as a Singular Window.

Then there’s ISON, our Thief of Fire, that brings us the Power of the Gods.  ISON’s Material fate is uncertain, as we can see by the Square (dark red line) to Neptune (Material Confusion, Spiritual Truth).

SKite12.4But look at the other lines.  The orange-red line is a Quintile to Juno, which means that

ISON will be Teaching (Quintile) our Consciousness (Juno).  What will be learning?  During the Portal ISON moves through 4 degrees of Sagittarius, “A little child learning to walk with the encouragement of their parents,” or “The natural assistance of superior powers during crises of growth.”

We could certainly rest our case there!  But look at all those light blue lines, making a Septile Kite!  What can we make of that?

If we PIAVA it (because in Septile-Land the timing has to be just right), ISON (Stealing Fire from the Gods) can pull our Hidden Skills out from beneath the Emotional Holding that occults them (South Node), lovingly and gently (Venus) and permanently (Ceres).

It’s too complex for the mind to put together, but effortless for the Goddess.

Goddess Pi, may I please be lovingly and gently released from my Self-Sabotaging Limitations.

We make things so difficult, when they’re almost Effortless if we open to the Grace that’s available to us.  Remember that Opposition in the Mystic Rectangle, Chiron to Pallas – stretching our Edges to allow Miracles where only Despair dwelled before.  And the Sextile between Chiron and the South Node – Grace flows once we take the first step.  Our prayer above is a perfect first step.