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Beyond Our Wildest Dreams

March 25, 2013


It finally occurs to me why these last several Diamond Stars have been so mean – it’s the Waxing Jupiter-Chiron Square that’s in the process of making the New Paradigm “permanent”!

Before Neptune Initiated Chiron at the Ides of February in 2010 (remember “Fresh Violets in an ancient pottery bowl“?), the two danced together for a couple of years – while the Derivative Crisis unfolded, presaging the demise of the old monetary system.  In late May 2009, Chiron came up to within arcminutes behind Neptune in the same Fresh Violets degree as their later Initiation, then both Stopped and turned Retrograde.  That Conjunctus Interruptus was joined by Jupiter.  So Jupiter began new Cycles with both Chiron and Neptune in 2009.

It will be 2042 before Chiron Squares Neptune and that Energy becomes “permanent.”  But the Jupiter-Neptune Cycle reached it’s Waxing Square on the same June 2012 day as the first Uranus-Pluto Square, and the Jupiter-Chiron Cycle reached permanence a month later.

Outer-planet Angles usually occur thrice – once when the faster planet (Jupiter) passes the slower one (Chiron) going forward, again when the faster planet turns Retrograde, and then a third time once the faster planet goes forward again.  We call the first crossing the “Can-Opener” because it opens an issue that Challenges us.  The second crossing is an “Exposition,” as the same issue returns, but in slow motion.  The third is called the “Confidence-Builder” because now, having experience with the issue, we handle it with aplomb.

The Can-Opener Jupiter-Chiron Square occurred in late July 2012, the Exposition in mid-January 2013, and the Confidence-Builder Square on March 26 – today.  Now this is the Confidence-Builder, so we should be sailing along with it just fine – as many of you hopefully have been.  But some of us obviously weren’t paying Attention during the Exposition phase.  This Planet is like that – if we don’t pick up on an important lesson, the Universe generously repeats it till we do.

The message is to let go of the Old, in order to make space for the New.  Jupiter-Chiron is about Amplified Bummers, till we shift our perspective and open ourself to Big Miracles.

It’s so easy to experience this as the Old Abandoning us, and we imagine that we’re being Abandoned to nothingness.  Which is true, as long as we hold fast to our old concepts and assumptions about the World.  When we Act from the perspective of being Abandoned, it inspires the World to Abandon us.  And of course, all of our childhood, lifelong, and past-life Abandonments are going to be dancing by.  They’re  the Walking Dead, long since dessicated, but kept alive only by our willingness to re-experience their Trance.

We actually have options, but we won’t see them until we let go of attachment to the Old.  Like Cyprus, we resist Change.  But the Energy has already Changed, and we cling to a chimera, to a hollow memory.  Focus on something better than the Present, anything better.  That’ll help you realize that you do have options, it’s only your old Ego that’s going to die, not “you.”  Then maybe let yourself Dream about what you really want.

More Early Eris

March 24, 2013

Here’s another Truth-Speaker, channeling Eris a week or so early.  Dr. Roberts was an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Ronnie Reagan…

Sure glad we got Grand Trines in our future.  Now, if all this Truth-Speaking bums you out, don’t forget to raise your head, straighten your spine, and imagine the People waking up and throwing the bums out.

The story isn’t totally clear, but it sounds now as if Cyprus has been sold out, and the Cypriot Parliament may not even have the opportunity to vote on Monday.  Reports vary, and I’m not sure this next article has all of the latest news under it.  It’s speculation, really, but possibly very relevant speculation – I’ve seen no indication that anyone knows how Russia will react to confiscation of their money.  It’s complex, so don’t feel compelled to read it…

But it has one quote that I found intriguing, given the timing…

Because Cyprus has now been openly threatened with expulsion from the euro by Tuesday if its parliament fails to implement the EU’s new bailout demands, Putin can offer Cypriots a new option they would never have previously imagined.

If it’s a done deal without the Cypriot parliament’s assent, then it’s milk under the bridge, but it’s the “new option they would never have previously imagined” part that so aligns with our Diamond Star.

Portal 3.25 II

March 24, 2013

A key today is any feeling of discouragement, fear, hopelessness, despair, or anxiety.

That’s Chiron.

If you’re feeling it already (we’re about 11 hours from the peak as I write this), then you get an A for your Lunar Sensitivity Score.  Congratulations!

Now, here’s what to do…

Raise your head, straighten your spine, and imagine impossibly good outcomes.  Imagine receiving gifts from the Universe that are beyond, or almost beyond, just at the far edge of, your wildest Dreams.  Or something like that! 

That’s the sort of Miracle Chiron can Co-Create with you, if you’re willing to be open to shifting to a new, currently unknown to you, set of assumptions about the Universe.  PIAVA Grace.  In order to avoid creating Expectations – which will be products of your current, anxiety-creating paradigm – be sure to add the Or something like that! at the end of your PIAVA.

Or better yet, rather than imagining any specific outcome, imagine how you’ll feel when you can be perfectly relaxed and casual about whatever issue seems hopeless or anxious or discouraging.  Think of something that’s a hassle for other people, but it’s effortless for you.  That effortless can apply to whatever is hassling you, once you move past the habit of letting it bum you out.

Does this work for you?  Do you feel lifted, hopeful, even excited?

That’s Chiron too!

Despair and Miracle ‘R Chiron.  The difference?  Well, habit for sure, aka Karma, and Worldview.  As the Buddhists say, Change your Mind!  Your bummers are built upon a Worldview, quite probably historically accurate (though holographic), where things don’t work out.  Imagine a World where things do work themselves out, easily.  You don’t live there, yet.  But you can.  You Co-Create that World by giving it your Attention, and removing your Attention from that old dysfunctioning World.  Focus your Attention on the Transformation you’re going to feel when your skills – and those of your Loving Community – exceed your hassles many times over.

The worst sort of Despair is Unconscious Despair – when we don’t even believe that better outcomes are possible!  Use this Portal to start developing a new habit – the habit of recognizing discouragement as a signal to raise your head, straighten your spine, and Dream of Bliss.  Use this technique with caution while operating machinery.

Portal 3.25

March 24, 2013


Another Portal, as the Moon comes around to Opposing Chiron and Diamond-Starring the Jupiter Yod.  Like so…


Recall that a Diamond Star occurs when a Yod (green lines – Curiosity Squared) and a T-Square (red lines – Mastery through Challenge) point at the same planet.  When this happens it automatically creates a Bowl of Grace (blue lines) under the T-Square.  Let’s start with the Moon, which is a sleeper.

The Moon hides behind its disguise as a tidemaker, ER boomer, and generator of “random” Emotions.  Random in the sense that they aren’t necessarily connected to our Values (Venus) or what we regard as Sacred (Vesta), and don’t seem to have consistent “causes.”  The Moon is often associated with just plain Change.  While most of us have sufficient bandwidth to recognize the four seasons in most climates – we can tell the difference between Snow from Sunshine – most males have no sensitivity to Lunar Cycles.  Females, of course, do.  Not so many decades ago, this was just recognized as “hysteria.”  Women didn’t have uterectomies, they had hysterectomies – they still do.

This connection between estrus and Lunar Cycles should have been a clue, but in a male-dominated World where the Feminine Perspective is severely repressed, these Cycles and their esoteric meaning are as invisible as signs of the New Paradigm.  The Stork is the glue that molds Energy into Matter.  That’s why the Moon is often the trigger that sets in motion the impacts of slower-moving planets.   In Tarot, the Moon is the symbol for Authenticity – how can that be, if Lunar Emotions are “random” and without clear causation?  Authentically Random?  Randomly Authentic?  Doesn’t compute.

A Feminine response to that question would be more Yoddish – I wonder what the connection is there?  And very soon that Wondering would probably lead to hypotheses about how it’s not random at all.

At this Portal, by the way, the Moon makes its own Yod, with Mars and Pluto for feet.  Hmmm, I wonder how Action and Transformation will impact our supposedly random Emotions?  Or maybe, if we Act here to Transform our cultures, we can birth something new?

One hypothesis is that Lunar Feelings are Instincts, breaks in the continuity of Time-Space.  At estrus a woman sees – feels – her future child.  We feel danger long before we can see it.  If we were broken free of the mass hypnosis of Linear Time, then holding true to our Instincts and their expression would indeed be Authenticity.

So a Jupiter-Moon-Chiron T-Square could be about Challenges to our willingness to feel (Moon) the possibility that Miracles (Chiron) will Expand (Jupiter) our cultures and economies.  That’s…

Challenges to our willingness to feel the possibility that Miracles will Expand our cultures and economies. 

We can certainly look at it on the personal level as well, but Jupiter’s primary effects are on the social level.  For instance, is it possible that the banksters’ vassals can weasel out of their Cypriot Blunder?  That will certainly take a Miracle.  From here, because of the propaganda front, it’s hard to tell if the IMF and ECB even realize what a Blunder it was.  The people in Cyprus certainly seem to feel how disastrous the confiscation of bank accounts would be.  If they win and Cyprus leaves the Euro, that would be a first step in an Iceland-style Miracle.

And the Yod?  The T-Square is new and temporary, but the Yod is neither.  If we do the Yod as a question – as befits its underlying Curiosity – we might have something like…

If we Understand and Fix the real Problem, will we become Flexible enough to Survive?

That is, If we Understand (Saturn in Scorpio) and Fix the real Problem (Pluto in Capricorn), will we become Flexible enough to Survive (Jupiter in Gemini)?  Jupiter’s degree, 11 of Gemini, is about “Newly opened lands offer the pioneer new opportunities for experience.”

Notice that Mercury Conjoins Chiron – in this Portal we could actually pick up information about how Miracles work.  The new Mercury-Chiron Cycle begins around 2am PDT on March 29 at 12 Pisces, “In the sanctuary of an occult brotherhood, newly initiated members are being examined and their character tested.”  While this could cut either way – banksters may learn new power-over games, as well as the People learning new power-with skills – the banksters are waaay outnumbered, once Eris cuts through the wall of propaganda.

So the Portal holds promise.  When does it open?  The Moon’s Square to Jupiter and Opposition to Chiron are exact between 4 and 5am PDT on March 25.  Muggles should begin feeling the Diamond Star about two hours prior to that.  The more tuned you are to your Lunar senses, the sooner you should start feeling it – start checking in around 8pm PDT on March 24, then every hour or so after that.  It’ll give you an index of how much work you need to do to open your Lunar Manifestation skills.  What are we looking for?

In a word, Insight.  Insight into envisioning the possibility of new ways to Co-Create the post-money Paradigm.  New Insight on the possibility of embracing the negative effects of Climate Change (nothing changes till we love it exactly as it is).  New Insight into the possibility of World Peace and World Collaboration.  New Insight into the possibility of emasculating the Lizards that the propaganda machine wants us to believe run the show. 

New Possibilities are the critical issue more than any specifics.  We want to feel a shift from Powerlessness to Possibility.  A sense that we now know where we are heading, even if we have no idea yet how to proceed.  Imagine everyone on the Planet working toward a common goal that makes sense to everyone.

As Gandhi said, Be the Change you wish to see in the World.  Our cultures and economies are composed of our cumulative actions and attitudes.  The propaganda wall wants you to feel helpless, like everything is out of your hands.  But it isn’t.  Once enough of us start washing our food, the curtain is pulled back, everyone can see which yoga pants the Lizards are wearing, and they lose their power over us.

Bear in mind this is New Insight – which means we very well may not recognize it as such.  It’s more likely to sneak into your Consciousness than to light an incandescent bulb over your head.  It would behoove to Pay Attention, but release Expectations.  I know, I’ve already programmed you to some extent, but you can still PIAVA having no Expectations.  Take notes.  Starting around 8pm PDT on Sunday, just keep an eye out for anything that seems unusual or interesting, and make a note of the time and topic.  Before you go to sleep (if the Portal occurs during sleep hours in your time zone), PIAVA that you’ll remember your Dreams.  Then wait at least eight hours after the 5am PDT peak opening, to give the Portal time to close, before you check your notes.

Here’s an interview with one of my favorite Truth-Tellers, Jim Rickards…

I need to add a couple of comments.

The interviewer wonders why the US stock market isn’t collapsing in fear over the Cypriot Blunder.  Who owns stocks?  Remember in Redefining Wealth we played a video showing that the richest 1% of people in the US own 50% of stocks in US companies, while the poorest 50% of the people own only one half of one percent of US stocks.  The Masters who own the stocks are the Lizards who gain from ripping off Cyprus’s would-be savers!  No wonder it’s not “roiling the markets” in the US.

The interviewer wonders why no one in the US seems to care about Cyprus.  In Sucklings of the She-Wolf we pointed out that its the US Federal Reserve who has been keeping European banks afloat, by depositing newly-printed dollars in the European banks.  I don’t know if they’ve deposited any in Cypriot banks.  If so, will the EU collect their pound of flesh from the US Federal Reserve too?  Of course Cyprus would be a drop in an ocean of US debt.

Here’s a pretty concise summary of what banking is all about, and how the banksters can even conceive of stealing your money directly, without bothering with the expense of hiring lobbyists to create new laws to do it…

In Jim Rickards’s book Currency Wars, in order to teach the Pentagon how a war could be fought in the financial arena, he makes up a scenario where Russia backs its currency with Gold.  Like the old banknotes Beppe talks about, that used to say, Payable to Bearer on Demand.  As near as I can tell, the banksters don’t seem to be showing any remorse about their scheme to confiscate savings, including the savings of non-EU folks like those in Russia, who’ve been using Cypriot banks, more or less the way the US 1% use banks in the Caymans.  The idea in the book is that people would then buy Rubles instead of Dollars, which would make the Dollar worth less.

Apparently showing no remorse, you have to ask whether the IMF and the EU are provoking Russia on purpose.  Medvedev has called their scheme “preposterous.”  Why, for Goddess’s sake?  To start a war?  Like LBJ’s Gulf of Tonka or Dubbya’s Weapons of Mass Deception?  War would put all but a few pacifist weirdos on the same page – almost everyone on the planet working toward a common goal that makes sense to everyone – even if it was based on propaganda.  Bombs are one of the US’s biggest exports.  WWI got us out of the Long Depression following the 1879 Chiron-Neptune Initiation.  WWII got us out of the Great Depression following the 1929 collapse.  It’s not a new trick.  It would be kind of surprising for the IMF and the ECB to be the ones to initiate WWIII.  We’ve been hoping WWW would supplant WWIII.

In the last few decades, the Carlyle Group‘s holdings in the “Defense” Industry has been a pretty good indicator of War preparations, as they bulked up before the two Bush Wars, and sold off afterward.  I haven’t seen any indication that Carlyle has been bulking up on Defense lately.  Bush and friends left the firm in the mid-2000s.  Just in case, it might be a good idea to be a little more specific with our PIAVA.  Maybe…

Imagine everyone on the Planet working toward a common goal that everyone can understand, a goal of sustainable peace and abundance.

…or something like that.

These events are just foreplay; the real shifts should be coming in early April, when Eris gives everybody new yoga pants and the propaganda Trance shatters.  That’s a possibility I’m holding up to the Universe, as a good path toward enjoying that six months of Grand Trines that start at the Ides of April.

Ah, Manganophyllite, one of my favorite Micas!  I’ve never figured out whether sanguine means “rosy” or “bloody” or both, but Manganese, which often gives Rocks a sanguine color, facilitates similar kinds of healing, expansion, flexibility, and fecundity that this Diamond Star does.

Collapse? or Reorg!

March 21, 2013


Okay, action time.  The Cypriot Blunder has so far only threatened to bring down the financial house of cards – but wait till early April.  Hope you don’t still have any money parked at the big banks.  The Cypriot Blunder tells us what’s likely to collapse in the first half of April, when Eris is prominent.  Eris exposes Denial for a living.  What are the two biggest Denials in the current Collective Trance, or at least, in the Collective Propaganda?  First, that our monetary system is functional, and second, that we can safely ignore climate change.  I’ll be surprised if we don’t see another significant weather or earthquake catastrophe in the next few weeks.  If we had half a Brain, a tenth of a Heart, and a twist of Guts, we’d all be full-time focused on fixing these two horrendous dramas while we still can.

Be mindful that there’s a happy ending to all this – once we get past mid-April, we bathe in Grand Trines (Grace Cubed) for the following six months.  But I expect a rough grind in the interim.  Before we talk about April though, let’s summarize…

The Rest of March

Here’s where we start (March 22):


Uranus Initiates Mars at 9 Aries (“A Crystal Gazer: Development of an inner realization of organic wholeness“) at around 11am PDT on March 22, with the Comet (Pan-Fried), turning Retrograde in the same degree, lensing the whole thing for us.  We went into more detail in The Ides of March, including

On March 22, for about seven hours starting around 5pm PDT, the Moon makes a Yod with Pluto and Chiron.  Don’t waste this portal, as it’s an opportunity to allow Miracles into our lives that will greatly complement our adventures of the following week and month.

The Moon-Saturn Square lends an interesting touch.  It’ll make sharp Focus a Challenge, which is actually good, because it will help us PIAVA the TranceFormative Miracles we want to manifest.  Eugene Gendlin, master of Focusing, advised us long ago to add …or something like that… to the end of every statement we made about our experience, in recognition that our sensory apparatus has such narrow bandwidth.  If you use this portal to manifest, be sure to PIAVA how it will feel in your body, not what you want.  Not Abundance, but how you’ll feel when you get Enough to Share.

You can see the other three Yods in the picture – Pluto Yodded by Moon and Jupiter, Jupiter Yodded by Saturn and Pluto, and Saturn Yodded by Jupiter and Mars-Uranus-PanFried.  We may as well pool them – the Comet, the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto;

The Crystal, Manifestation, Action, Expansion, Focus, Yintegrity, and TranceFormation, all wrapped in Curiosity and tied with a bow. 

You can probably imagine as well as I the many experiences and circumstances all that could combine into.  I think we’ll be very busy adding that new wing to our Birdcage – perhaps an Altar or Meditation Room, while Granny keeps a weather eye on Sylvester for us.

That’s the beginning of this gauntlet, wherein we’re likely to be continually and variously caught betraying our True Self, as Uranus deepens our Soul Connection and extends it into the fabric of our Bodies and Lives.  It’s all great – remember, Uranus is disruptive, it disrupts whatever is no longer in alignment with our Soul.  When you embarrass yourself, encounter Shame or Grief or Confusion, or have to let go of something dear to you, Celebrate it!  That’s the Transformation!  The gauntlet runs through the end of the month, with this crescendo on March 28…


when Venus and the Sun are in turn Initiated by Uranus.  This portal maxes out in the 4-6pm PDT window March 28, in the same Crystal Gazer degree, with Pan-Fried still lensing it all.  After turning Retro, the Comet crossed Uranus again on March 26.  Not to mention the Full Moon on March 27.

Early April

The Star of early April is an Initiation of Venus by Mars, conjunct Eris.  Our Venus-Mars Cycles flavor our Relationships, including our Relationship with ourself.  Aligning Venus-Values and Mars-Action.  From Jung’s perspective, our ultimate Relationship event is the hieros gamos, the marriage between our Inner Female and our Inner Male, because it signals achievement of inner Wholeness.  Now, remember what Eris is about?  Maybe, Denial?  What an opportunity!  We get to confront all of the arenas where Denial cloaks impediments to our Inner Wholeness!  I saw a car the other day with a big dent in the side, and a sticker on the dent that said, Oh shit!  Another learning opportunity!  No fun.  But dynamite in terms of potential to eliminate self-sabotage from our future!

The timing runs something like this…

  • Moon Occults Stationary Pluto April 2, 6pm PDT.
  • Lilith Initiates Vesta April 3, 10am PDT at 23 Gemini, “Three fledglings in a nest high in a tree.”
  • Mars Initiates Venus April 6, 10pm PDT at 20 Aries, “A young girl feeding Birds in winter: Overcoming crises through compassion.”
  • Eris Initiates Venus April 8, 6pm PDT at 23 Aries, “A pregnant woman in a light summer dress.”
  • Eris Initiates Mars April 9, 10pm PDT at 23 Aries.
  • New Moon Conjunct Venus-Mars-Eris April 10, 3am PDT at 21 Aries, “A pugilist enters the ring.”
  • Moon crosses Venus-Mars-Eris April 10, 6-10am PDT.
  • Pluto Stationary Retrograde April 12, 1pm PDT.

Which of course means that Pluto is Stationary through this whole process – Stationary meaning Strong, and Pluto Stationary meaning that the Trance is wide open for tinkering.  As we’ll see, the Lilith-Vesta Initiation is heavily involved in these dramas.  Vesta symbolizes what our Heart holds Sacred, and Lilith symbolizes Instinct.  Lilith predates the Apple-Snake Incident, before mind intruded into our lives.  So there shouldn’t be a great deal of Doubt about what needs to be done through all this – it should be so clear that even our Fearless Lizards, er, Leaders, should get it.

The New Moon features interlocking Mjolnirs focusing on Saturn and Lilith-Vesta, with Mercury and Juno for the other feet.  We’ll talk more about that soon, but for now we can suggest that we’ll be confronting the places where our mental habits and our Unconscious Identity conflict with our Yintegrity.  Having our Instinct aligned with the Sacred has a lot in common with our Soul Connection.

And with learning opportunities of this magnitude going on, we need to look to see what sort of Quintiles are about, and there are several.  The Mars-Venus Conjunction is Quintile to both Juno and Ceres – we’ll be learning about Sustainability and Authenticity during this Cycle.  And this chart features a North Node Quintile Yod, with Uranus and Lilith-Vesta for feet.  Boy, it wouldn’t be more clear if the Goddess pulled our hair and wrote it out for us!

Our Mission must serve our Soul Connection and our Sacred Instincts!

That’s the lesson plan.  Phew!  Make the best of it!  We’ll go into more detail about the Quintiles soon as well.

This lovely little sparkler is a Uranocircite Crystal – Barium Uranyl Phosphate Hydroxide.  Barium is a Calcium-Magnesium surrogate, but four-to-five times as heavy.  Like our KarmaHeavy, Man!  Dense, not so easy to cast aside or rush through.  Uranium is twice as heavy as Barium.  But look at how much Energy is locked up in that Denial!  More than enough to Change the World!

The Ides of March

March 13, 2013


Truth-Speaking (Pallas-Eris)

Et tu, Brute?  Pallas crossed Eris on March 12, beginning a new 4-year Cycle about how we Defend our right to Speak Truth.  The Cycle is initiated at 22 Aries, “The gate to the garden of all fulfilled desires,” to which Rudhyar appends “Abundance made possible by human togetherness and cooperation.”  That’ll be fun.  A fitting initiation for a Pope who calls himself Francis.

Since Pallas-Eris was part of Monday’s New Moon, we can expect to be called on the carpet all month.  Recognize the opportunity to just Speak Truth.

Eris likes to point out other people’s Denial more than her own, but go ahead and let that happen – it’s the fastest way to access your own Denial, because before you get half of it out you’ll realize that it’s a projection – it takes one to know one.  That’s okay, just stop and make amends – Whoa, I do that too, don’t I!  If they want to be rubber to your glue, let it be, just be contrite.  You don’t need to worry about their Karma, just your own.  If contrition raises your Shame, embrace it – it’s a wisdom tooth that needs to come out anyway, the sooner the better.

We’ll be seeing a lot more of this part of Aries in early April, when we have a New Moon and a Venus-Mars Initiation in close proximity, all Conjunct Eris.

Can We Stretch? (The Jupiter Yod)

We’re still under the spell of the Jupiter-Apex Yod with Saturn and Pluto till the first few days of April – we’re still wondering how much we can Stretch (Jupiter) while we Focus (Saturn) on our Transformation (Pluto).  Or whether we can keep it together (Saturn) while our new Trance (Pluto) Stretches (Jupiter) us.  Or why the Choice (Saturn) seems to be to Grow (Jupiter) or Die (Pluto), with the emphasis on the Grow.  Of course it’s only Ego Death, but Ego Deaths can feel worse than biological Deaths.

Yintegrity (Comet-Sun-Venus-Mars-Uranus)

Things heat up next week.

On March 22, for about seven hours starting around 5pm PDT, the Moon makes a Yod with Pluto and Chiron.  Don’t waste this portal, as it’s an opportunity to allow Miracles into our lives that will greatly complement our adventures of the following week and month.

Meanwhile, Comet Pan-STARRS and Uranus are traveling in tandem, with Pan-STARRS lensing Uranus Energy for us, getting us ready for April events that bring our self-sabotage into Focus.  The amplified Uranus Energy asks us to give up what is not truly Us.  The more we can do this proactively now, the less painful April will be.

Uranus Initiates a new Cycle with Mars on March 22, within spitting distance of Pan-STARRS.  Pan-STARRS backtracks across Uranus on March 26.  Then the Sun and Venus together cross Uranus and Pan-STARRS on March 28.  The Mars-Uranus Cycle lasts two years, while both the Sun- and Venus-Uranus Cycles last one year.

Both Initiate at 9 Aries, “A Crystal Gazer,” which Rudyar extends with “The development of an inner realization of organic wholeness.”  Mars-Uranus is about Acting to support our Real Self.  Venus-Mars is about discovering that what we Value is support for our Soul Self, and that we feel betrayed when we continue to support our False Self.  Sun-Uranus is just the urge to be our True Self.

Stretching into Yintegrity (The Saturn Yods)

As Mars and Sun and Venus cross Uranus, they fill up one foot of a Saturn-Apex Yod, with Jupiter on the other foot.  So it won’t be enough to just practice supporting our Real Self – Saturn will force us to Focus on it.

The Mars foot runs from March 22 to March 29.  Saturn-Apex Yod with Mars and Jupiter: Focus on Acting in unique ways.

The Uranus foot runs from March 23 to March 28.  Saturn-Apex Yod with Uranus and Jupiter: Focus on Stretching into new ways of integrating our Real Self into our lives, Expanding the ways we Act out our Truth in our Relationships.  Note the overlap with Saturn-Mars-Jupiter.

The Sun-Venus foot runs from March 28 to March 31.  Saturn-Apex Yod with Sun-Venus and Jupiter: Focus on Expanding our Values and ways of Being to accommodate our new sense of Self.

It’s good to remember that Uranus is about Yin Integrity, not Yang Integrity.  Yang Integrity means doing what you said you were going to do, and that’s important for consistency in our social contracts.  Yang Integrity comes from the Ego, Saturn.  Yin Integrity – Uranus – means doing what we feel like doing, moment to moment.  To live Yin Integrity we need to make adjustments – fewer commitments, willingness to renegotiate when it conflicts with Yang Integrity, and the like.  Yin Integrity comes from the Unconscious, which is much larger than the Ego.  Yin Integrity is often unbidden, and uncontainable.

All Together Now

So we’ll be running a Saturn Yod and a Jupiter Yod together.  Jupiter and Saturn are the primary social planets, so we can look forward with great Curiosity to see how our relationships will be changing.

The other corners of the two Yods are Pluto and Uranus – two of the primary Unconscious planets, Uranus about our Soul Self and Pluto about the Zeitgeist of our culture and the Trance Reformations we go through as individuals while adapting to changes in it.  Uranus disrupts, but what it disrupts is that which is no longer in alignment with the evolution of our connection to our Real Self.  Pluto is associated with Ego Death, because our Trance Reformations require Rebirth.

It won’t hurt at all to talk about the Signs involved.

We’ve already talked about Saturn in Scorpio – getting to the bottom of things.  In Scorpio, the Way Out Is Through.  Scorpio is Fearless.  If we stay Focused on The Most Important Thing, that’ll evoke Scorpio’s Fearlessness.

Jupiter is in Gemini – maximum flexibility.  Go with the flow, because you can do it.  When you encounter the Resistance, remember your flexibility.  You don’t need to burn bridges or throw out any babies.  You can make this a smooth transition, without serious disruption, because of your adaptability.

Pluto is in Capricorn.  Pluto represents where the Planet is going.  Capricorn means “just fix it!”  Pluto’s now at 12 degrees, “On a vast staircase stand people of different types.”  Rudhyar links this image to Human evolution.  I see the grand amalgam where everyone is respected for their own special skills, and everyone is equally respected.  The great Collaboration that can accomplish Miracles before breakfast.

And Uranus is in Aries.  Aries has no idea what it’s doing; it’s Cardinal Fire – that means Creative Spirit.  Five years later, Aries might begin to understand why they were doing what they were doing five years ago.  In real time there’s no hope, it’s all pure Intuition.  Aries lays the foundation for a construction that no one has ever seen before, so judgment is way off key.  Uranus represents our personal Truth.  You can’t explain who you really are, you just have to Trust that it’s okay to be who you really are.  Actually, it’s mandatory.

Big renovations in our Birdcage, in other words.  Lest we forget, our Birdcage is the set of Limiting Beliefs we use to keep ourselves Safe.  That’s not trivial – Safety is our Ego’s number one job, and bucking the Ego involves a steep price.  We don’t mean Ego as in Self-Centered, we mean Ego as in Living; life without a healthy Ego is miserable.  So pulling out a bar or two in our cage, to open up a new wing, is always appropriately scary.  But necessary.

So How Can We Be an Instrument of Peace?

We probably all know, but seldom remember, that Fear + Breathing equals Excitement.  In fact, any physical process – flexing your muscles, batting your eyes, wiggling your ears – may be able to help bring you into the Present Moment.  The Present Moment is always the fulcrum of Power.

Tapping is also a powerful tool for separating Memorex from the Present Moment.  In general, a grip of old Fear (or Shame) will loosen under Tapping.  If we stumble into seriously nasty recollections, that’s actually cause for celebration, as getting that OUT of our body is top priority for moving our lives and the Planet forward.  Of course it won’t feel like cause for celebration.

Speaking your Truth to a Safe friend will help, and this deepening of our relationships may well end up being manifested by Jupiter-Quincunx-Saturn.

You can also try the old What color is the wallpaper? trick – that sometimes works to put us back into the Present Moment, where we have access to all of our adult skills.  When a heavy held Emotion arises, we regress to the time (or lifetime) when we encountered the Trauma that caused it to stick, and when we do, our skillset is limited to the skills we had at that time.  Getting back into the Present Moment changes the Paradigm completely.

If nothing moves your Fear or Shame, try Kegels.  While Kegels may have benefits in other parts of your life, they’re terribly handy for dealing with serious Fear.  Kegels slow down time.  Think Michael Jordan, or Edgar Martinez.  Kegels will put you “in the zone,” where it feels as if you have superpowers, simply because you’re operating in a different time environment.  With time slowing, panic is reduced.  I learned this from Jack Schwarz, and after his workshop I watched Alien on the big screen, so I did a lot of Kegels.  My speedometer said I was doing the speed limit on the way home, but it felt like it took hours to go half a mile.

Now I’m not predicting a horrendous couple of weeks here, I’m just trying to prepare you for major Changes in your life and our outer and inner circumstances and our Planet.

Embrace the Changes.  PIAVA Clarity and a Loving and Gentle Transition, and Trust the Goddess to set you down gently in Oz. 

I never read Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, because I didn’t think it sounded very self-loving.  But with the World changing fast and dragging us behind if we aren’t running along, we may not have a choice.


Fluorite’s pretty easy to come by and very inexpensive.  Just about any color of Fluorite will ease the Healing process, but the blue form is compelling, and will ease big transitions.

Pan-Fried II

March 11, 2013


Comet Pan-STARRS

Here are Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s North American skymaps for Comet Pan-Fried.

The Lunar Conjunction on Tuesday puts it around 8 of Aries, near zero Declination.  Conjunct Uranus, in other words, and on Wednesday, Parallel Conjunct Uranus.  In other words, Uranus will be right behind it on Tuesday, like an Eclipse or Occultation.  That should be intriguing.  Could have something to do with some of us feeling fried lately.  Could also make us feel feral, as our Soul-Selves channel through Pan.  It would behoove us to embrace our Shadow.

The Jupiter Yod

We’re starting into our new Jupiter Yod that dominates the Energies for the rest of March, with Saturn-Focus and Pluto-Transformation for legs.  We did this same Yod during the last half of December (including the End-of-the-World-as-We-Knew-It) while Jupiter was Retrograde.   We’re likely to find a few bars of our Birdcage loosening, as Jupiter asks us to Expand.  A Yod of course is two Quincunxes, or double Curiosity.  It’s not about answers, it’s about questions.  It’s not about the mind, so don’t try to answer the questions, try to dance with them.

I wonder what part of my life this Expansion will Focus on.

I wonder how this Expansion will Transform my life.

These could be pretty big changes, and could be the source of the Anxiety that’s been floating around.  Since our Birdcage (Limiting Beliefs) is there to keep us Safe, Fear is appropriate.  It’s Pluto, so Transformation is inevitable, but the direction of the Transformation isn’t predetermined, and can usually be influenced Consciously.

Great Spirit, may I please have a loving and gentle Transformation

would be appropriate.  I don’t recommend trying to Control your Transformation, because that would come from the Ego, and Transformation is a great deal larger than the Ego.  It’s the old Be careful what you ask for because you might get it business, replete with unintended consequences.  But if there are parts of your life that aren’t particularly satisfying, it would probably be safe to ask that it be Transformed, just not to ask what it be Transformed into.  You don’t want to get crosswise with Pluto, that never pays off.

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis is great for dispelling Anxiety.  Lapis is a combination of blue Lazurite (not Lazulite), white or grey Calcite (Calcium Carbonate), and silvery Pyrite (Iron Sulfite).  Lazurite, Sodium Calcium Aluminum Tektosilicate Sulfate, is a cousin to Sodalite and Indigo.


March 3, 2013


Here’s our March Comet over Melbourne at Sunset, Pan-STARRS, courtesy Carl Gruber.  For details see

It’ll skim the Sun in a couple days, and be prominent in the Northern Half next week.  Watch your Sunsets.  Here’s an ephemeris,

Leave a comment if you’d like to know how to read the ephemeris.  If your sleep has been disturbed, this might have something to do with it…

Another Comet, Comet Lemmon (which is green!), will get bright toward the end of March and into April…

None of which should be confused with Comet ISON, due in November 2013…

All of which of course had “nothing to do” with the Big Meteorite,

that nailed Chelyabinsk and upstaged the Big Asteroid as it zinged past on the Ides of February.


Busy busy busy in this neck of the Galaxy.

Here’s a nice story about how we’ll live when The Goddess finishes mopping up the messes that The God has been making of everything…

Not that His goals aren’t positive, it’s just that a lot of people don’t understand His sense of humor and that He’s trying to make things look so ridiculous that they’ll “get it” and swing back toward Compassion.  Like this one –

Or this one,

Maybe folks’ll “get it” soon, eh?  Here’s a viewpoint from Thomas Berry…

“We are here to become integral with all our relations; I have said before that our role and rationale and mission is to be in communion with all living forms, both human and non-human.  Remember that from the beginning the universe has been spiritual as well as physical, it follows that everything and everyone has both a physical and spiritual dimension: there is an intrinsic goodness in all life.  This is what we must keep in mind no matter what an individual is expressing at any given moment.

“There is a spark of divinity to be awakened within each one, a uniqueness that is an aspect of the sacred.  All relationships carry that possibility.  Someone or something must ignite the spark by loving the differences in each of us.  In each meeting there is the mystery of the presence of another with whom one can discover new possibilities for life.  Everyone and everything calls for recognition, the longing to be known for its special presence.  To deprive any being of this sacred quality is to disrupt the total order of the universe.”

Carolyn Tobin, Recovering a Sense of the Sacred: Conversations with Thomas Berry, pp.69-70.

Pisces and Gemini

March 1, 2013

Cat Gods

The main effect for the next several days is a series of running Squares between Pisces and Gemini.  Gemini’s role is to make adjustments – little is Sacred to Gemini, anything is up for renegotiation.  Pisces is the last sign.  That means Pisces has “seen it all,” and that unfinished business becomes top priority.  The Challenge (Square) lies in the potential competition between Intellect and Emotion.  If Gemini renegotiates what Pisces has not released, there is hell to pay.  Major self-sabotage.  The corresponding Mastery lies in constructive, positive, cooperative flow in the feedback loop between Thought and Feeling.  That’s a Big Deal for the average Human life.

This has been going on for about a month, and will continue for several weeks, changing constantly as quicker planets like Venus, Sun, Mercury move through Pisces and Square the Gemini gauntlet (Jupiter, Vesta, Lilith, Ceres) in turn.  The Jupiter-Chiron Square (your choice – Expanding the Despair or Expanding the Miracles) has been a constant.  Tomorrow (March 1) the Moon makes Mjolnirs with each of the Squares, lighting them up in turn.

They change frequently, but at the moment (and as the Moon Mjolnirs them) the ephemeral Squares – Challenges and potential for Mastery – are

  • Venus-Jupiter (Expanding emphasis on Values and Walking in Beauty),
  • Sun-Vesta (the Sacred becoming primary),
  • Mercury-Lilith (appreciating the Goddess), and
  • Mars-Ceres (consistent application of Energy).

Vesta in Gemini is particularly intriguing, as what is Sacred is generally not renegotiable.  Learning tolerance is an obvious opportunity, learning that we don’t really need to insist that other people share our beliefs in order to be true to our own Hearts.  In a culture where Hate seems to be a strong Value in most of the religions on the Planet, this is a fabulous opportunity.  Vesta is about what is most Sacred in our Hearts, not in our rulebooks.

In the portrait, the Squares are shown in red, and the last Mjolnir in Orange.


The other obvious configuration in the chart, in green and blue, is the Rahu-Apex Yod with Pallas and Lilith.  Rahu (Dragon’s Head or Moon’s North Node) represents our Mission, our Future.  Lilith of course symbolizes the Deep Feminine, with characteristics like collaboration, equality, Community, mutual concern, and We Are All One.  Pallas will be contributing little patience for those who didn’t get the memo.  Of course the Yod is about openness, Curiosity, and learning, so there’s hope, but we can still expect some resistance from those who haven’t gotten the memo from Eris.  This Yod is in place for about ten days starting today.

Our Feline Friend is a reminder that the Uranus-Pluto Square is still the primary Big-Ticket Energy bringing the 1960s back into prominence.  It’s fashionable for sociologists to rationalize greed by telling us that Conservatives are every bit as compassionate as Liberals, they just have a deep respect for Authority.  It doesn’t take much imagination to cast them as obedient Nazis.  I won’t say that there may be a correlation with folks who prefer dogs for their mirrors.  Uranus dislikes being a leader as much as it dislikes following or having followers.  Leading and following both limit one’s freedom to enjoy the moment-to-moment variability of one’s true Yintegrity Self, as other people seek their security in the consistency of their leaders and fellow Lemmings.

How does such individuality jive with collaboration, equality, Community, mutual concern?  Through tolerance.  I always think of sports, where you don’t want your pitchers batting, and you don’t want your sluggers pitching.  You want individuals exercising their own special skills, respecting the special skills of others, and creating teams that perform far better than a herd of clones.