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Portal 9.29 and the Yin Gate

September 29, 2013

rutileq2236bpPortal 9.29

Portal 9.29 is a repeat of Portal 9.27, but without the Grand Sextile.  On September 27, the Moon completed the Grand Sextile.  On September 29, the Moon comes around to sit on Pallas, exciting the Pallas Diamond Star.  That’s at 9pm PDT, so a good span for the Opportunity to Invoke Miracles and Set Boundaries that will move us toward our Mission would be four hours on either side of that.  The Pallas Diamond Star fades around October 1-2.

The Yin Gate

Then from September 30 to October 3, as our adventures in 8-11-Degree Land continue, we have this unusual Configuration…

DSCN4564Two Fingers of God back to back.  Never seen that in a chart before.  The blue lines (which look black) trace out a Mystic Rectangle, but the Opposition between the Sun and Uranus bisects the two Sextiles on either end.  What will we call this Configuration?  A Cattle Guard?  Do Not Enter?  Wrong Way?  The US Congress?  Fingers of Blame?  Dos Equis?  A Yin Gate?  A Portal of Rebirth?  And what does it imply?

Probably the total failure of the Olde-Boy-Network process for organizing the World.  If a Finger of God means Pay Attention! then we’re certainly being told to look both ways, which is never a bad idea – Both/And, the Chironean Coin, and the like.  Not to mention crossing streets or other borders in Time.  Of course a Mystic Rectangle is very positive, and a Finger of Yod is really about Curiosity.  So we can talk about the Mystic Rectangle as

Miraculous Release of Karma resulting from Focus on what’s most Sacred to each of us (ie, Chiron, South Node, Saturn/North Node, Vesta).

and the Yods as

How can I reframe my conception of what I most Want, so it aligns with my sense of the Sacred and unites my Ego with “my” Soul Self?  (ie, Saturn/North Node, Vesta, Uranus)


Great Spirit, may I please accept Miracles that transform my Limiting Beliefs into Enlightenment, lovingly, gently, rapidly, completely, and with harm to no one?  (ie, PIAVA, Chiron, South Node, Sun)

So it’s not like this Cattle Guard configuration is negative, but it’s shape certainly gives us pause, and suggests that we might reconsider our route planning, and maybe even our destination.  I mean, the downfall of Colonialism is good, but it will certainly inconvenience a lot of people.

The Mystic Questangles

If we tilt the chart a little each way, we can see that it also includes two “Mystic Questangles” – parallel Quincunxes connected by Semi-Sextiles (one Sign apart) – Vesta-Sun-Chiron-Uranus, and Sun-Saturn/North Node-Uranus-South Node.  Wouldn’t hurt us a bit to frame those as Wonderings…

How can I bring Miracles of Light into my Union with my Sacred Soul?  (Chiron-Sun-Vesta-Uranus)

When I Focus on my Deepest Longings, how can I invoke my Soul to bring Light into the dark corners of my Karma?  (Saturn-North node, Uranus, Sun, South Node)

Notice that the Signs imply big transitions – Pisces-Aries-Taurus (endings-beginnings-foundations) and Virgo-Libra-Scorpio (deconstruction-Other-fearlessness).  These are Twelfth-Harmonic Angles – Pattern-Breaking.

The Mushroom Cloud

Notice that Pluto also bisects the upper Trine of the Yin Gate, forming a Grand Trine with the bottom blue (black) line, and a T-Square with the central (red) Opposition.  The Vacant sixth point in the now-faded Grand Sextile, Opposite Pluto, is 10 Cancer, “A large Diamond in the first stages of the cutting process,” which Rudhyar hears as “The arduous training for perfection to fully manifest an ideal.”  If you’ve a natal planet at 9-11 of Cancer, I hope you’re about to step up and take an active role in helping pour the foundations for whatever socio-political edifice Humans build to replace the one that’s collapsing.

Look at the Angles to Pluto in the Yin Gate chart…

DSCN4565What’ll we call this if not a Toadstool Formation!  Maybe a Pagoda?  I’ll let you do your own free-associations about what this one means.  It certainly implies to me that the Changes coming down are Plutonic in scale.  In a Plutonic Change, the Planetary Trance changes, and suddenly everything is different.  What stands out in this view, because of its asymmetry, is the Quincunx to the head of the Pallas Diamond Star.  That Quincunx might inquire…

I wonder, if enough of us set Boundaries to assert our own Missions, how will that change the World Trance?!?

I like the Uranus-Pluto-Pallas Pythagorean Triangle, because it loops from Challenge to Curiosity to Grace.  That’s a formula we would all do well to follow most of the time.

That Other Detail

Oh, then we notice that in the chart above, for September 30, the Moon (Manifestation) is crossing Mars (Action), implying that a good deal of leverage will apply, whatever is going on.  Remember anything else about Mars?  Comet ISON is passing Mars, on its way in to witness whatever it’s planning to herald as it slingshots around the Sun.  So that’s Moon-Mars-ISON there in the Aries section of Leo (new Identities).  And that happens to be closely Trine to Eris in the Sagittarius section of Aries (tossing out extraneous features in order to debug the central function of our new creation).  So we can expect a good deal of hidden information to surface here in the Yin Gate, that will have a significant impact on the downfall of the Old Order.

Rutilated Quartz – Titanium Oxide (Rutile) embedded in Quartz, symbolizing the hard-earned past-life Skills that are hidden beneath our South-Node Emotional Holding, skills that we need to liberate if we are to fulfill our Mission in the Lifetime.

Debriefing 9.27

September 27, 2013

deman6209bpOkay, now that we’re past the giddy optimism of the Lunar Grand Sextile Portal, we’re left with the more sober aspects of the two Diamond Stars – namely the T-Squares and the Fingers of God (Yods).  The Fingers of God are still telling us to Pay Attention! and the T-Squares are still Challenging us to Mastery.

The Uranus Finger of Yod

The Uranus Yod runs through October 7 or so.  It tells us that at this time we Individuate (achieve independence from anxiety) by Focusing (Saturn) on the Sacred (Vesta) and on our deepest Desires (North Node).  If those are contradictory in your Worldview, then you have your work cut out for you – Feel into that conflict, Witness the Feelings, and give yourself Empathy…

You poor Schmuck, they really brainwashed you, didn’t they.  You couldn’t help it, you were just a little kid!  They had the size and the stick, and of course you’re going to believe it when they tell you every day to hate yourself.  Hang in there – we’ll stand by you.  I know you feel awful right now, but working together we can change that.  Imagine what it would be like if we accepted ourselves just the way we are, and didn’t have to change a thing, or pretend to be someone else.

You’re working against centuries of negative quasi-religious political propaganda, and it’s in dire need of Healing, if the Planet is to survive, particularly because it’s the Original Sin Boys who hold the worst Weapons of Mass Destruction.

The Uranus T-Square

The Uranus T-Square and the Uranus Diamond Star continue until October 6 or so.  Part of our ongoing Uranus-Pluto Square (2012-2015) and the End of Time, and in this incarnation T-Squared to Lilith.  Lilith represents our pre-Intellectual Instincts, and the T-Square means we’re likely to encounter all sorts of situations where our Instinct is to do exactly the opposite of what our Shoulds tell us to do.  Well, Shoulds arise from our programming, our false masks.  Our Instincts arise from a level far deeper than our Individual Egos, it’s our cellular compulsion to Survive.

As kids we were taught to control our Instincts.  Our Instincts are telling us we’re on course to achieve non-Survival.  As social Humans at this stage of our collective evolution, we need to Master the dance between our Instincts and our Shoulds.  We can’t yet ignore our Shoulds completely – they’d beat us up if we did anyway, we need to Love them to Death before we can replace them with Wisdom – so we need to sit our Instincts down in one chair and our Shoulds in another, and facilitate a Win-Win strategy between them.  They both want to keep us Safe, but they’re looking at different levels of Reality.  Don’t try to “get it right” – T-Squares are about Exploring the Edges and Extremes, where there is no right and wrong, only courageous and fearful.

The Pallas Finger of God

This one lasts until October 2-3, and gets lit up again during Portal 9.29, which runs from around 5pm PDT September 29 till 1am PDT September 30, when the Moon crosses Pallas.  The Pallas Yod is grounded by the Chiron-Pluto Sextile, which is a big deal.  Pluto Initiated Chiron at the turn of the Century, and the Sextile represents Grace that doesn’t kick in until a little Human effort is applied to prime the pump.  So this Sextile can be a turning point for the Century as a whole.

The Chiron-Pluto Initiation was about “A flag turning into an Eagle which in turn becomes a Rooster crowing up the Sun” (12 Sagittarius) – the Energy that drives the blindness and divisiveness and violence of Tribalism and Nationalism, once it’s seen from a higher perspective, can be transmogrified into Enlightenment.

But as a Sextile it needs a kick-start from us.  The Chiron-Pluto Sextile is with us until next Spring.  The Pallas Yod to it TELLS US, in no uncertain terms (the Finger of God means Pay Attention!), to stand up and refuse to be swept into the Nationalist and Colonialist propaganda machine.

Pallas was the Goddess of War – and of Wisdom.  She was not trigger-happy like Mars.  She was willing to fight when necessary.  The Symbol for the Chiron-Pluto Conjunction tells us to fight against Tribalism, to fight for a higher perspective.  The onus is on us – a Sextile needs our initiative before inertia kicks in and Grace flows from it.

The Pallas T-Square

The Pallas T-Square, and the Pallas Diamond Star with it, continues until around October 1.  Pallas is Squaring the Nodes, along with Saturn at the North Node.  Any planet Square the Nodes is a beacon telling us how to move from the Limitations of our Karma to the Liberation of our Destiny (should, of course, we decide to accept the Mission).  Telling us when and how to Follow Our Joy.  It’s a Square, so we expect some difficulty.  Pallas means setting Boundaries.  Saying No to our old Karmic Patterns, and saying Yes to what we Really Want.

Or at least, saying Maybe to what we Really Want.  With Chiron (Miracles) and Pluto (Transformation) at the foot of the Diamond Star, we have the opportunity to break through doors that we’ve been believing to be walls.  But ask the victims of any Second-Childhood caper – the consequences of Following our Joy without first (or simultaneously) Loving our Limiting Beliefs into submission, can create backlash that makes the walls thicker.  Right now many of us are feeling Disappointment, relative to the giddy optimism of the recent Portal.  Witness those feelings lovingly –

It’s hard, isn’t it, to see those glowing Lights in the distance, bask for a minute in their glory, and then get yanked back into the place where it’s not yours and you can’t have it.  It probably makes you feel like you’re living in a fantasy world.  Let’s just sit with that Grief – it’s appropriate and necessary.  Those Lights weren’t meant for us, but our Lights will be along.  We’ll need a Miracle, but we can PIAVA one of those, can’t we!  What should we PIAVA?

The leverage isn’t quite as great as it was during the 9.27 Portal, but the Energy and the Opportunities are still here.

Demantoid is a green form of Andradite Garnet.  It absorbs pain.

Portal 9.27 On Stage

September 26, 2013

Here’s a picture of our Pallas Diamond Star, a Pallas T-Square (red triangle) and a Pallas Finger of God (green triangle) creating the typical “bowl of Grace” (blue lines) beneath the T-Square…

DSCN4563With the Moon re-completing the (blue) Grand Sextile.  I haven’t filled in the Star of David, but if you imagine drawing the other four lines to connect the corners of the Hexagram, you’ll see it.

So, what’s the Big Deal?

Well, first, we have a Hexagram (Partnership) and a Pentagram (Manifestation) going on at the same time.  And one corner of the Hexagram is the Moon, which is often the trigger for Manifestation of Energy into Form.

Then we have a Pallas T-Square with Saturn and the Nodes, and Saturn on the North Node.  To me this says that we’re Challenged to Master (T-Square) how to set Boundaries (Pallas) that Support our Mission (North Node), our Deepest Desire that we don’t usually even believe is possible – except that we’re now intensely Focused (Saturn) on it, increasing the odds.  Since this is a chart for the Planet, we’re speaking of the Planet’s Mission as well as our own.  Of course any project or child born under this chart will embody it.

Plus a Pallas Finger of God (Pay Attention!) with Pluto (Inevitability) and Chiron (Miracles).  Chiron transforms Despair into Miracles by changing our Perspective.  So it is inevitable that we will resolve our Despair (not believing our Mission is possible), if we Focus on the Boundaries between our Soul’s Purpose and our Negative Beliefs.  Inevitable as individuals, and cumulatively as atoms of the Planetary Field.

Pallas sits at 9 Leo, “Glass blowers shape beautiful vases with their controlled breathing.”  Vases hold Flowers, the symbol of Fruit to be.  If you’re an expert meditator, you understand the controlled breathing part.  If you’ve studied Manifestation, you know how important it is to control your Thought Field and focus your Feelings.  I’m in the middle of a reading for someone who has their North Node at 9 Leo – this should be a life-changing Portal for them!

The Grand Sextile and the Diamond Star range over 8-11 degrees of the Yin Signs.  This span of any Sign is where conceptualizing and Creating is in it’s last stages, and Manifestation has begun.  In the Yin Signs, it’s where we’re putting the finishing touches on our Mandala, and releasing it to the Ethers where it can magnetize to it, and to us, what we want and need.  Our next task is to Change the Subject and occupy ourselves with other issues, so our old limited Patterns and Beliefs don’t intrude and leave a hole in the bottom of our beautiful new vase.

It’s important that we focus on How We Will Feel when Miracles befall us and we receive what we haven’t dared to hope for. 

If we focus on What We Want or How It Might Occur, we’ll manifest our Expectations, and those are based on our personal history of not daring to hope.

The Finger of God and the T-Square stretch in Time beyond the Portal, but during the Portal, while the Moon completes the Grand Sextile, our Power is multiplied.  And look who else completes the Grand Sextile – Vesta, that which we hold to be Sacred.  That should trigger our Best Intentions, with Chiron Opposing and illustrating the hopelessness of Fundamentalism (believing that we hold the patent on what’s Sacred).

And I see that we do also still have a Uranus Diamond Star as well!, lighting up our Authentic Self and providing to each of us the same Pentagram-Hexagram opportunities to let go of our masks.  Two Diamond Stars at once!  Truly a unique moment for Creating, particularly since we are on the verge of losing the Grand Trines and Grand Sextiles that have Graced us for much of 2013.

Really Important

September 25, 2013

The September 26-27 Portal,

is really important.  The post has been revised and expanded, so if you haven’t read it in a while, you may want to re-read it.  I really believe that this is a critical turning point, where our opportunity to impact the Noösphere will be greater here than it has been in a long while, and greater than it will be again for a long while.

Focus on what you want.  If you want World Peace or an End to Hunger, focus on what you will feel like when that happens.  Keep it very personal.  It’s important.

Portal 9.27

September 24, 2013

A different Diamond Star forms now.

Although Lilith still joins Pluto in the Uranus T-Square (trust that your instincts will lead you to your True Self), the other leg of the would-be Uranus Yod no longer connects, so our Uranus Diamond Star has moved on.  And Lilith has moved out of the Grand Sextile, leaving a Vacancy at that corner.

The Portal

But the Moon moves into that Vacancy from about 11pm PDT September 26 to about 11am PDT September 27, so the Grand Trine is reformed during this Portal.  And Pallas has moved into a T-Square with the Nodes and a Yod with Chiron and Pluto in the Grand Sextile, which gives us a Pallas Diamond Star during this window.

The Most Important Thing

With Saturn Conjunct the North Node, a Pallas-Nodes T-Square (which outlives the Lunar Portal) means that we need to do the hard work of setting Boundaries with whomever or whatever or however appears to prevent us from moving toward our Deepest Desires and our Mission.  What do we really want to have or do, if we could “get away” with it?  How would it feel if we got or did that?  Focus on that feeling.

Whoa, does that ever feel sweet!

See how long you can hold it.  When it shifts, bring it back.  Locate it in your Body.  Send Love into it.  Love is warm and soft, Fear is hard and cold.  Spend time with it; it’s the Most Important Thing you’re doing!

The Second-Most Important Thing

We’ll be confronting our Karma (South Node) in the process, but that’s a result, not a cause.  It can be a clue, though.  What Boundaries – with whom or with what – are you most reluctant to set?  What feelings arise when you imagine saying NO to them without justifying yourself?  Those are the very feelings that you need to Witness – step outside of yourself and Empathize with yourself –

You poor Sweetheart (or other loving pet name you have for yourself), you’re really scared about that, aren’t you?  Would it help if I hugged you?

The Pallas T-Square and the Diamond Star lasts through the end of September.  The Most Important Thing we can do between now and then, no matter how busy we are or how important anything else seems, is to focus on those feelings that we’d have if we were able to have or do what we most want, if there were no adverse consequences.

The Second Most Important Thing we can do is to lovingly and gently Witness and Empathize with those feelings we get when we imagine setting a Boundary against whomever or whatever stops us from having or doing what we most want.

And if we do it before and during this 9.27 Portal, we’ll get enormous leverage from the Grace embedded in the Diamond Star.

The Third-Most Important Thing

The essence of the Yod is Curiosity.  So the Third Most Important Thing we can do is ask ourselves,

I wonder how this Despair I feel about being able to have or do what I most want will be turned into Miracles?!?

Of course we could express this Curiosity anytime, but it will have amplified leverage from the Grand Sextile during the Portal.  The Yod itself will gradually weaken into the first few days of October.

Remember that if you don’t believe it’s even possible to have or do it, that’s Unconscious Despair, the worst kind.  Imagine that it could happen.  Don’t imagine how, just that it could.  If you could imagine how already, you wouldn’t need a Miracle.  What if I could have or do that which I most want, without any downside whatsoever?  Maybe we can PIAVA a loving and gentle transition towards it…

Pi, can you help create a Miracle that would lovingly and gently move me toward having or doing what I most want to have or do in the whole World, without any downside for anyone?

We don’t even have to know or specify what it is we most want.  After we PIAVA, then we need to Change the Subject, move on to something else, like maybe the Most Important Thing, or the Second Most Important Thing.  Or just have a little fun.


If what you want most is violence, start with the Second Most Important Thing – Witness and Empathize with your Anger, or the Third Most Important Thing – PIAVA that your frustrations be dissolved.  When we have no effective or legitimate outlet for our Anger, the result is Powerlessness, one of the most frustrating feelings there is, and a nasty form of Despair.

The Moment Is Now

We’re running out of Grand Sextile, and it won’t be long before we’re back to Everyday Reality.  Our efforts to recast our Reality so it’s more to our liking will have much greater Power now than later.  Focus on your own direct Experience, rather than the Experiences of Others out there in the World.  Change your own Life and the World will change by increments.  The World won’t change if you don’t change your own Reality.  The Moment is Now.

Awakening to the Universal Hologram

September 22, 2013

Connectedness and Individuality

A third Interview with Eugenia Oganova on her new book Awakening the Harmony Within: How to Create with Spirit

Today I’m thinking about Connectedness and its relationship to Individuality.  Eugenia, can you comment on that?


Jim, perhaps think of it from an expanded conceptual perspective – “we are part of everything” (a fractal of the Universal Hologram), and we are individuals, exploring that Hologram.  Here is an excerpt from the “Is-ness and Illusions” chapter of Awakening the Harmony Within (p.91):

There is one True Reality that is Spirit/Source/Is-ness – All That Is.  Is-ness is Holographic.  Hologram is a condition upon which the information for creating a whole system is stored in each of its parts.  Hologram is a pattern that is whole and complete all to itself, which is part of a pattern, that is whole and complete to itself, and so on.  Every, even the smallest, change made within a hologram, is mirrored throughout the entire hologram.  Our planet, the genetic code in our bodies, our Universe – all are holographic in nature.

“Conceptually Is-ness/Spirit is a Divine Trinity: the ‘Root Cosmic Substance’ (material for creation), the ‘Creator’ (the original spark for creation), and the ‘Light/Word/Code’ (symbiosis of creation).

“Souls are individualized expressions of holographic Is-ness.  Each Soul creates its own reality through its own perception, in order to explore the Source-Code and become God again.  Through this exploratory process Souls gain self-awareness, enriching Source/Spirit/Is-ness with consciousness – an awareness of its own existence.”

What this means is that as individual Souls, we are gaining awareness of the Source/Is-ness that we all are parts of to begin with.


Eugenia, can you talk about negotiating the overlaps between “Merging with the Collective” on the one hand, and Individuality of “Focusing our Intent on our own Lessons” on the other?


Well, Jim, the “merging with the collective” is not really merging… Collective what?  Humans?  Universal entities?  God?  Instead it might be easier to think of it as a balance between “being part of the whole” and “following an individual path” – they are not mutually exclusive!  Most often we have to function within social settings as a part of a group.  Sometimes being alone on one’s path is required, but even then that individual benefits the whole of humanity by providing the point of reference of a particular experience (broadcasting it into the planetary holographic matrix).

If we look at this from a human perspective, this means that even though all humankind is sourced from the same place, each of us doing our part in enriching the whole by honoring our unique perception of reality.  The more we release the veils of our fears, pains and misconceptions, the closer that perception matches the Source.


In my experience we often tune into feral, contagious, “group” Emotions that seem to be escaping from the Cultural or even Universal components of the Unconscious.  How would you put that into perspective?  Would we simply tune in to the degree that the feral Vibrations matched our Karma, and not even notice the rest?  It also seems to me that there is an “impersonal” component of Karma – when we embrace our own, we contribute to cleaning up the Planet’s feral Emotions.  Is that notion at all useful in your view?


There are many Morphogenic Fields on our planet, created by everything on the planet, including us.  Here is an excerpt from the “Morphogenic Fields” chapter of Awakening the Harmony Within (p. 158):

“…The current level of human consciousness is the “training wheels” stage for the formation of Self.  It has created many morphogenic fields separate from Nature, not based on beneficial planetary instinctual intelligence.  The dominant consciousness (‘mass consciousness’) on the planet right now is fear-based, as it has formed from the negative sense of separation, scarcity and war.  Our ‘mass consciousness’ is disharmonic because it includes the actions, thoughts and feelings of humans who are locked inside of the image projections of what a self should be, instead of the true Self.  At the same time that our mass consciousness is fear-based, there are other morphogenic fields that exist based on peace, healing, beauty, and love.  All morphogenic fields in existence change their field strength with every individual feeling, thought, and action that occurs…”

We automatically vibrate as our karma – i.e. we are broadcasting the signal into space that matches our pre-set parameters of issues, fears and pains – unless we become aware, take responsibility for our out-puts, and apply effort to change the broadcast.  If we do that, we vibrate differently, and link with a different, not-karma-based, morphogenic field.

This means that most people on the planet right now are creating unconscious morphogenic fields, based on their karmic issues.  And since we all have similar issues (survival fears, jealousy, embarrassment, guilt, shame, anger, blame, etc.) they all clump together and vibrate as one.

In the “Morphogenic Fields” chapter of Awakening the Harmony Within (p. 159) I said:

“…Individually and collectively we constantly contribute to the development of our Universe with our thoughts and the emotional content behind them.  This is why awakening to the next level of consciousness cannot be possible without responsibility – not only for our actions, but also for our internal environment – thoughts, feelings, senses.

“Morphogenic fields are accessed by generating a particular resonance to match the field’s frequency (fear attracts more fear; anger amplifies anger; compassion brings compassion).  Because higher frequencies are more harmonious, high frequency morphogenic fields can modify/heal lower frequency ones: a field of compassion will resolve hatred; a field of love will resolve war (these are usually the intents of the internet-based intention-setting morphogenic fields)…”

As for contributing to clean up of the planetary karma – really the cumulative human karma – yes, we do, by changing which morphogenic field we choose to amplify (by our out-put contributions).  Here is an excerpt from the “Morphogenic Fields” chapter of Awakening the Harmony Within (p. 159):

“…Embracing our collective responsibility to achieve a level of personal transformation will impact our collective morphogenic field.  Transformation on this collective level is vital for sustainable enlightenment and continuing conscious evolution on both personal and planetary scales…”


Wow!  That’s farther than I’ve read in the book, and really nails it!  I need to get busy and finish the book.

Astrology tells us we’re in a period of Grace – even today we’re bathed in the Blessing of a Grand Sextile – a hexagram circling the whole Zodiac, made up of two Grand Trines (Free Lunches), one in Earth (Matter), the other in Water (Emotion).  When you draw a hexagram and then connect all the points to one another, you get two Grand Trines superimposed into a 6 pointed star.  The Sextile is a Sixth-Harmonic Angle, and the Sixth Harmonic is about Partnership, so our collaborative projects are particularly favored.  A Sextile is about “Creative Grace” – the Universe will smile on your projects once you get them started with your own Initiative.  It’s Creative Grace Galore!

Our Mission in September is to find our Gratitude for the Grace we’re under.  Pi has given us a probationary period, where we have a Free Pass for a while, so we can develop new habits for going without Time.  If we party it away, we may be in for a rude shock later in the year.  By now Pluto is Direct and Saturn is descending toward the South Node.  The latter puts us back into periods similar to 2002-2007, 1991-1997, and 1979-1985.  I’m suspecting that if we haven’t worked out our transitions within a few months, it’s going to get a lot harder to do.

Eugenia, what are your perspectives on this?


This is about being in Connectedness with all Life, vs. being in Separation from Life.  When we are in Separation, we are ‘brewing in our own juices’ – we cannot see straight because of the veils of our issues (misconceptions, pains, fears, and karma). Being in Grace is a point of reference for Connectedness.

The influence of the Comet ISON began to be felt energetically on earth on August 10th and we have been building momentum since then.  This comet, coming into planetary space during the Grand Sextile, is a reminder that we must remain connected to all life in order to become enlightened.  We lived for many thousands of years in Separation from life.  We will need to face that in October.  But to give us a chance to remember the Connectedness, we had a period of Grace before that.


Comet ISON is now at 19 Leo, Sextile to Mercury – speaking to us if we first Ask for an audience.


In the “Desire” chapter of Awakening the Harmony Within I explain the concept of Separation (p.11):

“…Separation is a condition of perceptional limitation, when one’s Self is perceived separate from the Source, and from the rest of life.  We ARE everything even if our perception is focused on a detail of that everything (i.e. a body and a Soul are not separate; your body or someone else’s body, or any other object, are not separate; your Soul and other Souls are not separate; you and every detail of this Universe, in this or other dimensions, are not separate!).   When we forget this, we see ourselves separate from others, and desire something we do not have…”

And this elusive state of enlightment requires us to remember that we are connected to all life at all times.  As I mention in the “Enlightment” chapter of Awakening the Harmony Within (p.59):

Enlightment is a state of conscious Connectedness to all, the opposite of Separation.”

Thank you, Jim, for interviewing me on your blog.  Perhaps we can do it again as more questions arise in your mind, as you read further in my book.  Awakening the Harmony Within: How to Create with Spirit is available on my website, (along with a lot of free information!), and on Amazon as well.


Many thanks, Eugenia!  This has been very helpful.  It’ll take me a little time to digest it all and get that new parlor added to my Birdcage!

Remember the Diamond Star?

September 21, 2013

image_4Back in the Spring – just six months ago Sunday, eh? – we enjoyed several Diamond Stars (see the link for pictures).  That’s the Pentagram formed when a T-Square and a Yod share the same Apex.  The feet of the Yod form a “Bowl of Grace” (Trines and Sextiles) under the T-Square, making the Mastery part of the T-Square more prominent than the Challenge part.  Well, when we pointed out recently that there was a Finger of God (Yod) pointing at Uranus, we didn’t notice that the feet of the Yod were part of the Grand Sextile – which creates a Diamond Star with Uranus as the Star atop the Christmas Tree.

This means that the Grand Sextile serves the T-Square, and it’s a prime Teachable Moment about the issues embedded in the T-Square.  It’s a long Moment, though, as the Diamond Star endures for several more days.  The issues embedded in the T-Square (Uranus-Pluto-Lilith) are fairly straightforward and not news…

Ongoing changes in the Universal Trance (Pluto) demand that we align our Material Identity with our Soul Identity (Yintegrity – Uranus), and in doing so eliminate Codependence (Lilith). 

Codependence means wrapping our Identity around the needs of another, or around control of another.  Eliminating Codependence means focusing on our own needs and letting others sit in their own pews.  With Uranus thrown in, it also means surrendering control to our Soul Self.  Pluto means it’s not optional, but it also means that, with enough skill at reaching into Unconscious realms (such as PIAVA), we can influence the nature of the Trance(Re)Formation, just not the direction.

We could go on for months about Codependence – remember the Recovery Movement in the 1980s, when Pluto was in Scorpio?  We did go on for months then, years even.  Lots of layers.

For now, let’s just look at that gorgeous cluster of Tanzanite crystals.  It’s only an inch big, but what a beauty.  The photo is by my friend Luciana Barbosa…

No one’s bid yet.  This isn’t an ad for Lucy; she doesn’t even know I’m borrowing her photograph.  I’m just sharing on opportunity; I’d snap it up myself if I could afford it and had a place to put it that would honor it properly.  Let me tell you what two of my three favorite Rock authors say about Tanzanite.

Collen Marquist, in Crystalline Communion (p.146) says that it…

“Embodies the highest mineral expression of peace on the planet, and through its power an individual is raised in vibration to the pinnacle of brotherly or agape love.”

Don’t try to find Collen’s (and Jack Frasl’s) book at Amazon, get it directly from the source,  If you have or buy this book, read Collen’s story about Tanzanite, the Dolphins and Lemuria.

Meanwhile Dorothy Roeder, Crystal Co-Creators (p.193), says that…

“Tanzanite represents the ideal of clear use of the Christ Light at the physical level, and for those who have experienced the shame of not living up to their ‘Christian ideals’ in past lives, it can be overwhelming if deep feelings are touched.  Whatever your feelings now about Christianity, you have very likely had lifetimes where you were deeply devoted to ‘the Church’ and its ideals.  These ideals did not always teach that mistakes are necessary in the learning process.  The absolute perfection you strive for need not be attained in any specific time frame for your effort to be worthy.  You have as long as you need to learn to be perfect.  When you learn this, you are closer to perfection.  This is part of self-acceptance.  The Christ Light you seek is perfectly accepting of all your efforts and Tanzanite will help you see this.”

In this passage “Christ” is not an external concept to be Codependent with, but an Essence of connection to your own Soul, the Light within you that animates the Matter you’re embodying.

This talk of past lives and perfection is relevant because the Nodes are involved in the Grand Sextile, and Saturn-North Node is one foot of the Yod.  The other foot is Ceres – Sustainability.  If we are to Sustain (Ceres) connection to our Mission (North Node) and stay True to our Soul (Uranus), we must release self-judgment on all levels, and for the resulting Ego Deaths, Grief is inevitable.

“At Dagara funerals, it is always necessary that the members of the immediate family be accompanied by a group of friends in order that they not injure themselves in the paroxysms of their grief.  And it is these very paroxysms that are necessary if one’s grief is to be purged.  Unlike people in the West, the Dagara believe it is terrible to suppress one’s grief.  Only by passionate expression can loss be tamed and assimilated into a form one can live with.  The Dagara also believe that the dead have a right to collect their share of tears.  A spirit who is not passionately grieved feels anger and disappointment, as if their right to be completely dead has been stolen from them.”

Malidoma Some, Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic, and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman (pp.56-57).  The degree of the Saturn-Node Initiation is near the degree of Halloween, and there have been visitors from the Other Side here lately.  They must be made welcome.

Portal Within a Portal 9.19

September 17, 2013


Someone peaked out from behind a cloud yesterday evening to remind me that I forgot to include an important player in our Big Venus-Saturn-Dragon Pluto-Station Grand-Sextile Portal.  When we add the Full Moon to our timeline we get…

  • Already: Venus approaching Saturn-North Node
  • Already: Pluto Stationary
  • Half past 9pm PDT September 16, True Node crosses Saturn
  • 8pm PDT September 17, Moon approaches Chiron
  • 2am PDT September 18, Moon leaves the Grand Sextile
  • 7am PDT September 18, Venus crosses the True Node
  • 2pm PDT September 18, Venus crosses Saturn
  • Quarter after 4am PDT September 19, Full Moon
  • 10am PDT September 19, Venus crosses the Mean Node
  • 1am PDT September 20, Moon Squares Pluto
  • Quarter after 5am PDT September 20, Moon crosses Uranus
  • 6am PDT September 20, Mean Node crosses Saturn 
  • Half past 8am PDT September 20, Pluto Stationary Direct
  • September 21, Venus leaves the Grand Sextile

Which gives us a new potential trigger for whatever external circumstances (events) and internal circumstances (feelings) this whole adventure will evoke.  So

our Full Moon Portal within a Portal will span roughly midnight to 8am PDT on September 19.

The other discovery is that Uranus will be behind the Moon when Pluto turns Direct.  That puts a whole new emphasis on Uranus – which we know to be Squaring Pluto anyway – and on

the period between 11pm PDT September 19 and 9am PDT September 20, when the Moon dances across the two-degree gap between Uranus and Pluto.

Whatever external and internal circumstances don’t arise in the Full Moon Portal-in-a-Portal, are likely to develop a day later.  The more involved is the Moon, the more likely are Circumstances to manifest.  PIAVA that you stay out of harm’s way during these periods, because folks who are already a bit unbalanced can get pretty out-there at the Full Moon, and a Pluto Station can be pretty freaky for folks who aren’t well grounded.

When we look at the Full Moon chart, several other very noteworthy things pop out that tell us more about the whole Portal.

  • First, not only does the Pluto Station trigger Uranus via the Square and the Moon, but a Finger of God points at Uranus. 

A Finger of God, or Yod, says “Pay Attention!”  Pay Attention to your Soul Connection, to your Yintegrity, to Following Your Joy.  The tentstakes for the Yod are Venus and Ceres – Values and Sustainability.  The essence of a Yod is Curiosity – we’ll be Wondering how to Sustain Yintegrity while staying true to our Social Values.  Who will we upset if we’re True to our Real Self?  This isn’t just about calling in Well to avoid a job you hate; it’s about Mom rolling over in the grave because you’re betraying the rules she taught you never to transgress.  It’s about admitting to your Loved Ones that you’ve been “lying” to them as long as you’ve known them because you didn’t believe it was Safe to be your True Self.

  • Second, there’s a Mjolnir pointing at Neptune. 

Mjolnirs are about Lightning, either as in Epiphany, or as in potentially devastating shocks.  The feet are Mercury and Jupiter, which is good, as that increases the odds that the Circumstances that get triggered will occur in the intellectual realm.  In fact, we should Expect Epiphanies.  Remember Neptune stands for Material Confusion and Spiritual Clarity – maybe those Limiting Beliefs about how difficult it is to manifest Abundance will get shocked out of their rut.  For instance, you could be suddenly transported from where Abundance means a bigger house (or a roof over your head!), to where Abundance means Having Enough to Share.  Neptune operates more on the Cultural level than the Personal – so it may be the Collective that gets the Epiphany!

  • Third, there’s an odd configuration which we’ll have to (half-seriously) call a Mystic Questangle. 

A Mystic Rectangle is two parallel Trines separated by Sextiles to form a rectangle.  A Mystic Questangle is two parallel Quincunxes separated by Semi-Sextiles.  A Semi-Sextile is one twelfth of the way ’round the Circle, while a  Quincunx is five twelfths of the way.  The Twelfth Harmonic is about Pattern-Breaking, and the key to Breaking Patterns gently and lovingly is Curiosity.  So a Mystic Questangle would symbolize a circular chain of Wondering that would either turn one to butter, or allow one to Break through and crack open an unwanted or obsolete or self-sabotaging Habit or Limiting Belief.

The Players in the Questangle are Neptune, Pallas, Vesta, and Juno – quite a quartet.  Neptune represents your Cultural Trance, Juno your Unconscious Identity, Vesta your personal sense of the Sacred, and Pallas your Willingness and Ability to set Boundaries.  In other words you’ll be up against the wall Consciously or Unconsciously defending your personal sense of the Sacred against the onslaught of Conformity – or you’ll be in self-betrayal.  But it will be about Curiosity, not Anger or Grief, so it’s likely to create more Epiphanies, or bend the Epiphanies in the direction of Diversity.

So we have

  • Pluto (the Universal Trance – Stationary),
  • Neptune (the Cultural Trance – the Mjolnir),
  • Uranus (the personal Soul Connection – the Finger of God plus the Moon), and
  • Saturn (the Conscious Self – Initiating the North Node)

all lit up at the same time, all in the context of a Pluto-Chiron-Saturn/Dragon-Ceres-Lilith Grand Sextile (Dragon is another name for the Nodes).  Hard to imagine a more fertile Ground for personal and social Change!  It may turn out that She’ll be roight! after all.

This lovely piece of Astrophyllite always reminds me of the Three Wise Dudes presenting gifts to the Christ Child.  Astrophyllite is a complex Silicate that symbolizes making sense from complexity.  Not simplicity, but sense.  As in, where to find Water, or how to navigate on the open Sea, or knowing when to Trust someone.  The Christ Child represents the Spark of Divinity in everyone, and the Wise Men bearing gifts illustrate the respect that the Intellect properly has for the Spark, no matter how diminutive.  Religions are built by Intellect, and Intellect justifies the hubris that perpetrates abuse of the Planet and of one’s mates, even though the hubris is generated by psychopathic mutations in the Emotional Body.  The Wise Dudes were royalty – even Power must bow to the Spark.

Portal 9.16-9.20

September 15, 2013

herk8087bpAn overmodest and very observant fellow traveler, regular reader, astrologer, and friend tells us…

“Thanks for keeping those North Node-Venus-Saturn-sextile-and-in-mutual-reception-with-Pluto installments coming. 

“I keep discovering after the fact that lots of good stuff has in fact already manifested from these Stars of David, and appreciating the progress made in terms of the release of karmic patterns that seems to happen in tandem with the manna falling from heaven.

“The hardest part has been believing ahead of ‘time’ that things really could shift as much as they have.  Maybe just leaving the door open a tiny crack for miracles to enter – which is about all I can muster, frankly – and then realizing that they have snuck in after the fact – is for the best anyway (?).  Or is that just me lowering expectations again, unnecessarily?

“The PIAVA technique together with imagining how it would feel in my body to have what I want, along with Tapping, have really helped.

“Whew! Thanks!”

My friend works with several dialects of astrology that I don’t usually work with, so I’m always glad when they contribute – and they contribute much to these posts.  Like their reminder above that Saturn and Pluto are in “mutual reception” – Saturn is in Scorpio which is ruled by Pluto, while Pluto is in Capricorn which is ruled by Saturn – this means more harmony than would otherwise be the case.

And notice they snuck in a reminder about Venus, which is really important.  Always lots going on in astrology, and it’s easy to miss the Moonrise while enjoying the Sunset.

We have a big Portal coming up on September 18 and thereabouts.  It starts in earnest around 8pm PDT on September 17, or a little sooner, when the Moon begins to approach a rendezvous with Chiron. 

The Moon, remember, is frequently the trigger that evokes more ponderous players into action.  Moon over Chiron means we’re likely to experience our Despair more deeply, which is precisely the Opportunity we need, to step outside of ourself, put our arm around ourself, and empathize with our Pain.  Once outside of ourself, we have a new perspective that can easily flip into the whole new landscape that converts our Despair to Miracle.  It often happens so quickly that we barely notice, but just the act of saying to our other self, “You poor Dear, you’re really depressed about that, aren’t you” is enough to flip us into another Universe.  Quite a Miracle when it happens.

We tend to close down to Pain, but when we do we constrict the blood vessels around the locus of the Pain, which can increase the Pain and which slows down Healing.  Love heals, Fear does not.  Love is soft and warm; Fear is cold and hard.  Are you responding to Pain by trying to wall it off, or by softening and warming around it?  It’s often enough just to put your hand on it, as the hand is warming.  Even if the Pain is purely Emotional, it has a locus somewhere in or around your body.  Physical Body and Emotional Body and Intellectual Body and Spiritual Body are not distinct layers of the body, they’re different Perspectives on the self, which is unitary.  You can warm and soften from any Perspective.

The Moon stays within the realm of the Grand Sextile until around 2am PDT on September 18, and maybe a little beyond.  The real impact, though, is from the Moon triggering the approach of Venus to Saturn.  Venus crosses Saturn just before 2pm PDT on September 18, and Venus moves about one degree a day, so Venus will be deeply intertwined into Saturn’s Energy by around 2pm on September 17.  And if you want to think about three degrees of Sensitivity rather than just one, we’re already knee-deep in the soup.

So what does Venus crossing Saturn mean for us?  Venus represents Value and Beauty, as in Walking in Beauty, a Native American phrase meaning to Act with Integrity.  Saturn Initiating Venus means that we’re likely to Focus on Integrity.  If this means that someone questions your Integrity, let it be – it’s an opportunity to review your Actions against your Intentions, make Amends where appropriate, and own your own Confidence where Amends aren’t appropriate.  It’s always Both/And, but it’s a funhouse Mirror, so don’t be intimidated into wearing shoes that don’t fit.

The one-year Venus-Saturn Cycle that is thus Initiated occurs at 9 Scorpio, “A dentist at work” – this is all about clearing away the rotting enamel that makes that powerful Tooth a source of Pain rather than an aid to the Pleasure and Nurture of eating.  Yes, that’s a cover for clearing away the Emotional Holding that makes some of your most Powerful Skills sources of Pain, rather than implements of Power and Confidence.  Cracking open the doorway to Karma, by our Willingness to open to the Pain, and then take one step sideways so we can embrace our hurt self with healing Empathy.

Have I made that loop enough times, or shall I do it again?

First, we need to open up to the Pain.  Then we need to step outside of the body that experiences it.  Then we have to reach back and embrace the part of ourself that’s in Pain.  You poor Dear, that really hurts, doesn’t it!  That act of Compassion is a wormhole that rematerializes you in an alternate Universe where you have more Power. 

Don’t hesitate to go back and crack open the door to Pain a little wider whenever the Miracle seems to falter.  When you’ve processed all of your own Pain, you can start in on everyone else’s.  They won’t know what “hit” them, when you notice that they’ve all Changed overnight and forgotten who they used to be – or who you used to think they were.

Of course, as we said in the Dragon Time post, this is the same Dentist degree as Saturn’s crossing of the True Node on September 16.  So we have North Node and Saturn and Venus all replacing rotten enamel, while our Manifestor the Moon dances with Chiron.

So we’re really long since deep into this Portal, but its Energy will intensify as we approach the September 18 Venus-Saturn Conjunction.  Venus crosses the True Node at 7am PDT September 18, and crosses the Mean Node at 10am PDT on September 19.  Venus lingers within the realm of the Grand Sextile until around September 21.

There was a typo in the Dragon Time post (since fixed) – the Mean North Node crosses Saturn at 6am PDT on September 20, not September 25.  The True North Node still crosses Saturn at 9pm PDT September 16.

All that’s complex, and we approached it from the inside out, so let’s build a timeline of the Energy peaks…

  • Already: Venus approaching Saturn-North Node
  • Already: Pluto Stationary
  • Half past 9pm PDT September 16, True Node crosses Saturn
  • 8pm PDT September 17, the Moon approaches Chiron
  • 2am PDT September 18, the Moon leaves the Grand Sextile
  • 7am PDT September 18, Venus crosses the True Node
  • 2pm PDT September 18, Venus crosses Saturn
  • 10am PDT September 19, Venus crosses the Mean Node
  • 6am PDT September 20, Mean Node crosses Saturn 
  • Half past 8am PDT September 20, Pluto Stationary Direct
  • September 21, Venus leaves the Grand Sextile

All of which (except for Pluto) can pretty well be summarized as a Focus on Integrity, in all its positive and unpleasant manifestations.  Integrity is only negative to the extent that it interferes with any house of cards that we’ve built in the Material World through exploitation, manipulation, codependence, obsequience, win-lose, or deceit.

Did you forget that Pluto is Stationary this week?  I almost did.  Of course Pluto, as well as Chiron and Venus-Saturn-North Node, are all members of the Grand Sextile, so the Grand Sextile is lit up like a Lighthouse this week.  Pluto’s been Retrograde since April 12, and it’s been rethinking the Transformation of 9-12 degrees of Capricorn.  This is the end of the Aries portion of Capricorn and the beginning of the Taurus portion.  

To put it bluntly, Pluto in Capricorn means “Just Fix It.”  Pluto has so far crossed

  • The Capricorn portion of Capricorn – What’s the Problem?
  • The Aquarius portion – Why haven’t we fixed it yet?
  • The Pisces portion – Okay, so can we Grieve what will be lost once it’s fixed?
  • The Aries portion – What say we brainstorm a Win-Win solution?

and now, after an engineering review of proposed solutions, we’ll be entering

  • The Taurus portion – Let’s get to work building the infrastructure for the fix

If you ever hear anybody talking about a “Dwad,” that’s what these “portions” are, each one twelfth of a Sign, or two and a half degrees.

Given what we’ve seen so far, one of the Problems that Pluto in Capricorn seems to be working on is this whole Constant War that the little boys who never grew up think is a fine and noble sport, because they make so much money from it.  I mean, what if those old capitalists got cocky enough to ask how many mothers were willing to send their sons (and now daughters) off to War so they (the capitalists) could make more money?  That’d be a Chironic moment, eh?

What local Problems in your own Life have been following this Pattern since 2008, when Pluto entered Capricorn?

The rainbow-emitting Crystal in Blessings Are Afoot! was of course Quartz, our quintessential hexagonal Crystal, mirroring the hexagonal Grand Sextile.  The Herkimer Diamonds gleaming like Sunrise in today’s portrait are also Quartz – a Herkimer Diamond is a “floater” Quartz Crystal, one with a Crystal “Termination” (or Point) on both ends, because the Crystal formed in the middle of a bath of liquid Silicon and Oxygen, without attaching itself to any of the walls of the Dolomitic bubble that held the bath.  You can see a thousand miniature Herkimers (named after the town in upstate New York where they occur) sparkling throughout the matrix.  A Herkimer will open your several Bodies to higher vibrations.

Blessings Are Afoot!

September 15, 2013

ipu8921bpStarting September 11, and continuing through September 26, we’re Blessed with another complete Grand Sextile, as these six players all dance together harmoniously…

  • 1. Saturn-North Node, well on their way to Conjunction, meaning the influence is very strong.  The implication of Saturn-North Node is that if there’s any sense in which we’re Resisting the urge to Follow Our Greatest Joy, we need to stop with the Resistance, not just because it’s futile, but because it’s a severe self-sabotage that will make our Future much more difficult.

If we really can’t abandon our Resistance because it would in one way or another “kill us,” then at the very least we need to PIAVA a loving and gentle transition from here (Resistance) to there (Joy), in ways that harm no one, especially ourself If you still have Resistance to that, add another condition.  For example, if you’re afraid you’ll have to give up income in order to Follow Your Joy, you could PIAVA a loving and gentle transition to Joy in ways that harm on one especially me, and in ways that actually increase my Well-Being more than I can imagine, through means I’ve never thought of!

If you haven’t looked up PIAVA yet, it means to Pray, Intend, Ask, Visualize, or Affirm.  There’s another important step involved, but that’s the essence.  It’s worth looking up; use the link in the previous paragraph.

Remember that a Sextile represents Creative Grace – that is, in order to take advantage of the Blessings that are available, we have to supply the initial Kick-Start.  Such as a PIAVA.  Wouldn’t hurt to PIAVA even if we aren’t in Resistance!  Or initiate an Action to begin Following Our Joy.  Or better yet, both.  Gosh, even if we’re in Life-or-Death Resistance, we could PIAVA that we initiate an Action that would be a step toward a loving and gentle transition to Joy, in ways that would harm no one and have zero downside risk.

  • 2. Pluto: the Master of Transformation, aka Trance Formation, or Changing the Trance that we operate under.  If we’re PIAVAing transition, that’s a lot like Transformation; there’s a good chance we’ll be amazed at how rapidly Changes unfold, which makes it all the more important that we add as many conditions as necessary to our PIAVAs – loving, gentle, harmless to all, risk-free, etc, etc, everything we can think of to defuse our Fear of Change.  Because Change is going to come down fast and hard.

Pluto represents the Universal Trance.  It can’t be stopped, but it can be steered.  It’s made up of all of our Deep Desires, all mixed together in a huge cauldron, with an Eye of Newt.  Pluto isn’t us, but we’re part of Pluto.  We don’t want to contribute Fear or Anger, we want to contribute Joy and Excitement.  You can think of Pluto as a kind of Force of History (and of Herstory), because when Pluto shifts, everyone shifts.  We barely notice that it used to be different.  And Pluto is shifting.  Shifting how?

First, Pluto is Squaring Uranus, meaning that we are literally, till 2015, in the midst of Mastering the process of Following Our Joy.  We’ve been calling that Yintegrity; same diff.  Syria’s an example; the folks who would get great Joy from throwing missiles at Syria are now far outnumbered by the folks who understand how much of a bummer it would create.  Not that the Joybombers aren’t just more hip than the rest of us about reincarnation, and after all who among us doesn’t need to confront our Fear of Suffering, to release our Karma.  But there are better ways, loving and gentle ways, to get that done.

And second, Pluto is Opposing…

  • 3. Lilith, who represents pre-Intellectual Instinct, dedication to Community, Collaboration, Cooperation, Equality, Respect for Diversity, and unconditional rejection of the old MCP program.  If you missed the 20th Century, MCP stands for “Male Chauvinist Pig,” or the obsolete notions of hierarchy, competition, bullying, exploitation, male superiority, slavery, colonialism, and deceit.

The Pluto-Lilith Opposition (Grand Sextiles involve three Oppositions) means that we’re at a turning point in the Universal Trance around Lilith issues.  Specifically, this is the blooming of the current Lilith-Pluto Cycle, which is about “Within the depths of the Earth, new elements are being formed,“ which Rudhyar reads as “The alchemical fire which both purifies and transforms the very substance of one’s inner life.“  These are very deep Changes.

Is there someone, or some institution, in your Life that projects hierarchy, bullying, competition, exploitation, or male superiority?  As your Sextile Kick-Start, why not PIAVA stepping out of their sphere of influence for a few minutes in a loving and gentle, risk-free way that increases their respect for you as their Equal, and educates them about the ways in which the World Has Changed.

I know, these PIAVAs sound like we’re expecting Miracles, don’t they.  Loving and gentle and risk-free and respect-generating and educational.  Loving, gentle, harmless, risk-free, wealth-generating, active.  Loving, gentle, risk-free, equality-generating, educational.  I mean, what Miracle-maker are we going to hire to design these multidimensional omniscient, omnipotent scenarios for us?   Well, our luck is remarkable – it’s a Grand Sextile after all!

  • 4. Chiron, the Miracle Man (or rather, Centaur) himself!  Do you remember your first Spiritual Insight?  When, after years of suffering under the Ego’s notion of what happened to you, you first understood how that experience was such an important part of your growth into Consciousness?  It may have developed gradually, but do you remember how Liberating that Insight was?  Your Life was no longer ruled by Anger or Grief.  Like the day I understood why my father said those things!  That’s Chironic reframing.

Like Einstein said, you can’t solve a problem using the same thinking that formulated the problem – you have to find a new way to approach it.  When you do, it isn’t a problem any more.  While Darwin’s approach to evolution involved a lot of Ego Death, evolution is Chironic.  Folks who live near the Coast will suffer as Sea Levels rise – till somebody’s born with gills, mutated from all that RoundUp, or from Fukushima.  Intractable problems just dissolve before your eyes when they encounter Chiron’s reframing.

So, you want to take advantage of all the Grace embedded in this Grand Sextile?  Then what are you most in Despair about?  That’s what can be Healed here!  The worst kind of Despair is Unconscious Despair – when you don’t even know you’re in Despair, because you simply don’t believe something is possible!  Follow Your Joy AND Enjoy More Abundance Than You’ve Ever Imagined?  Dreamer!  What Galaxy do you think you’re in?  Exactly!

It’s not possible to brute-force or think out a Chironic shift, because a Chironic shift requires an Epiphany, a complete change of Perspective.  Thoughts follow only from Assumptions, most of which are Unconscious, and Chiron changes the critical Assumptions.  The only way we can Kick-Start a Chironic reframing, is to PIAVA one.  Great Spirit, may I please move toward Following My Joy AND Enjoy more Abundance than I’ve ever imagined, AND make the transition lovingly and gently and rapidly and completely, without any down-side risk!

  • 5. Ceres, which Opposes Chiron.  Ceres is about Sustainability and Sustenance.  Ceres asks us to make sure that what we do (and feel and think, and who we are) is Sustainable.  Are we spending more than we earn?  Are we depleting the Soil?  Are we moving away from a rising Sea Level?  Are we prepared to survive 1,000-year Storms?  And Ceres asks us to give up what is unnecessary.  Do we need to burn that much gas?  Is it really such a good idea to continue to insult people like that?  What is that Sugar really doing to us?  Maybe we could Miraculously PIAVA someone really compatible, so we can cut our rent in half – it is a Grand Sextile after all, and Power is Afoot!

The blooming Ceres-Chiron Cycle is “Heavy car traffic on a narrow isthmus linking two Seaside resorts” – what pops to mind are two of our subpersonalities, one that knows what we really Want and knows exactly how it feels to have it, and the other who knows how to survive in the “real” World with all its compromises and half-truths.  Just look at all that intellectual and emotional traffic between those two, as they argue constantly about what we have to do, what we should do, what we want to do, what we need, what we have permission to receive, what we’ll have to give up, whether it’ll even work, what Mom said about it, what Dad said about it, how will we pay the rent, what about the Stress and its toll on our body – is that Sustainable?  Not to mention how the feel about all that.

We know that traffic pretty well, eh?

This would be a great time to sit those two down and help them negotiate Win-Win.  Not in terms of what we need to do, we have to manifest a Chironic earthquake before we can do that, so we’re working on a landscape where you can get there from here.  But in terms of helping them intellectually, emotionally, and Spiritually, to fully understand one another’s goals, so they can start working together collaboratively to manifest both.  To serve you rather than sabotage you.  Chances are one of them wants Safety in some form, and the other wants Excitement in some form.  Once you disengage from both and take the role of impartial counselor or facilitator for both of them, the whole drama gets a lot easier.

That’s what Sextiles are all about, ease.  Once you take a Creative first step of course.  Which brings us to…

  • 6. The South Node.  Karma, yes, but a whole lot more.  There’s always Emotional Holding here, some door we’re afraid to open, or some person (and everyone that reminds us of them) we’re still mad at eighteen lifetimes later, or the like.  Much of which is Unconscious.  But as Seth said so clearly, it’s written all over our Personal History!  Just look back at your Life, reframe the Blame, accept that it was you who Created all that mess, even though it was a you that you hadn’t met yet (let alone learned to Love!) and still don’t understand, and get to work integrating those strangers into your self-concept.

Whoa, tall order, eh?  Well, there are Miracles available that can instantly Transform us and allow us to Follow Our Joy in Sustainable ways, so what better time than now?  Besides, all we have to do is PIAVA it, because all that MCP Doingness and thinking it out and doing it alone and protecting the Ego – all that stuff is so last-century!  Just let Lilith have it!  While we’re at it, we can PIAVA rapidly and completely and effortlessly and painlessly.  I mean why not?  Take the Gift while it’s available!  All the Universe requires is your buy-in to Kick-Start the process.

But the important thing is what’s buried underneath that Emotional Holding.  You know how they say “You can’t take it with you”?  Well, that’s bullshit.  We never leave anything behind.  But we do lock it in a trunk, and seal it with Emotional Holding.  Remember when we used to fearlessly and relentlessly negotiate Peace Treaties between tribes?  No, of course you don’t, because all those skills are locked away in the trunk beneath the Grief you felt about that one failure that cost you your children.  You can still hear them scream.  Remember what a talented musician you used to be?  You could make an angry Lion into a Kitten with your flute, and did many times, saving many lives!  You don’t remember?  Is that because of the Shame you felt when your pants fell down in the middle of a performance, and you vowed never to put yourself in a position to feel that kind of Shame again?

Actually, it’s no accident that the South Node Opposes the North Node – they mirror one another.  What prevents anyone from Following Their Joy?  Emotional Holding.  That subpersonality who argues that it’s not Safe to Follow Your Joy?  Guess where his and her origins lie.  Why does it feel like it’s not possible to Follow Our Joy?  Because in order to do it we need the Skills that we locked in those trunks, and we threw away the keys, didn’t we.  Well, PIAVA a new set of keys, and do it now, while it’s easy.  We got two weeks left.  Alls you needs to do, is to make the first move.