We have dedicated our Lives to suppressing certain Emotions and Memories and even Thoughts, and for good reason. They would Overwhelm us, and we have More Important things to do. Till now.
Thing is, those Emotions and Memories and Thoughts are the doorways to Healing our Limiting Beliefs, making it Safe to Remove our remaining Masks, eliminating Self-Sabotage, uncorking our Forbidden Genius, and to painlessly achieving the Yintegrity and Self-Sovereignty that we so crave, but which we hold back from because we fear it would so Disrupt our Lives and the Lives of those we Love and Depend upon. That sentence was not approved by the FDA, but I believe it’s True. And it may even positively impact our Physical Health.
The Universe will bring these Emotions and Memories and Thoughts to us in early June, and the Universe has been, and continues to, give us Opportunities to get a head start. And every early Opportunity we take advantage of will make June less painful. If we’re still in Resistance to these Emotions and Memories and Thoughts in June, the process could well be painful. The Universe is our friend, if we Learn to listen to Her.
As you probably know by now, Eris (Truthtelling) Initiates Uranus (Our Connection to Our Individual Soul) in early June. We expect this to do a pretty good job of finishing up the Yintegrity work we’ve been doing since 2012. Well, let’s put it this way – late May and early June will be the Can-Opener phase of this Initiation. The Initiation occurs at 24 Aries, “Blown inward by the wind, the curtains of an open window take the shape of a cornucopia: Openness to the influx of spiritual energies.“
When an Angle between two planets repeats, as is usually the case with outer planets, the first event always catches us off guard. The last time this event occurred was in 1926, so very few of us have Experienced it in our current Lifetime. If you know someone in their 90s who’s freaking out, this is probably why. The less Experience we have with an Energy, the more likely it is to catch us off guard. Forewarned is forearmed, however, so even if we’re off guard, knowing in general what the Energy is about can help us make sense out of what’s happening, and can help us step out of the Victim Modality we’d otherwise be in.
Let’s take what we hope will be an extreme example – suppose we were sexually abused as a child. We don’t remember it, we only notice that in some situations we feel Unsafe or Angry or Scared, or maybe we’re uncomfortable with Intimacy. If those Memories pop up in late May or early June, we’re going to Regress to the age when the abuse occurred, and to the Skillset and Boundaries that we had – or more accurately didn’t have – at that age. Victim Modality is a foregone conclusion, most especially if those Memories arise as a result of some similar-feeling Unsafety in the then-Present Moment.
If we are somehow reminded that there is likely to be a “100-year” Regression (a Regression on such a scale that it occurs only once in a century) going on, we’re still going to be caught off guard, but we’re likely to be able to Recover our Present-Moment Skillsets much sooner than if we didn’t get the memo, or as the case may be, the blog post.
We’ve talked before about “Sensitivity” – how Sensitive we are to an astrological event, something astrologers can “Orb,” and I sometimes call “Slop.” When an event is pending, most folks can certainly begin feeling it when it comes within one Degree of being exact. Of course the Muggles will be in Denial, finding all manner of excuses, thinking it’s Heartburn. The more Sensitive among us will begin feeling an event when it comes within three Degrees. The most Sensitive of us will feel it sooner than that.
The Eris-Uranus Initiation reaches one Degree of Sensitivity in Mid-May. It reached three Degrees of Sensitivity in late March. Most folks who read this are likely to be at least three-Degrees Sensitive, so most of us are already Feeling it. We Feel it through pressure to stop hiding or covering up parts of ourself that we’ve thought were less attractive or less Skillful. Through Vulnerability. Through Epiphanies about where we’ve been seeing through a glass darkly. Through old Identities and Ego-Masks and Archetypes that we’re outgrowing. Through a Desire to stop “Playing Games.”
An Initiation is a Conjunction. When Angles repeat three times, as the Uranus-Eris Conjunction does, the first occurrence is a Can-Opener. It opens a “Can of Worms” that we didn’t know was waiting for us. The second and third occurrences are also Conjunctions, but they aren’t Initiations – only the first event is an Initiation. We’re almost always in Victim Mode during a Can-Opener.
The second occurrence is an Exposition – the same Energy recurs front and center, but this time it seems to occur in slow motion (Retrograde), so we have a far better chance of understanding what’s happening “to us,” and consequently a far better chance of moving from Victim Mode to Master Mode. In Victim Mode things happen to us, we have no Control over them. In Master Mode, even if things happen to us, we have Skills to deal with them adequately.
If we Master an Energy during the Exposition, then the third occurrence is a Confidence-Builder. The Energy and Process recurs, but this time we’re ready and able to deal with it using our now-Present-Moment Skillsets, including those we learned in the previous two events, and we sail through it, feeling great about our new Expertise. If we didn’t Master the Energy during the Exposition, then the third occurrence becomes another Opportunity, another Exposition.
The Uranus-Pluto Square recurred six times after the Can-Opener, giving us an indication of how Important the Universe thought it was for us to Recover our Yintegrity. As if Pluto didn’t already symbolize what is Mandatory (Adaptable but not Avoidable). The Can-Opener (June 2012) was followed by five Expositions (October 2012, May and November 2013, May and December 2014) before the Confidence-Builder (March 2015).
The Uranus-Eris Exposition peaks in late September, while the Confidence-Builder occurs at the Ides of March next year.
In other words, as Uranus approaches Eris, that section of the Zodiac (now 21-23 Aries) gets very Hot. The Sun (our Essence) crossed that section last weekend (April 9-11), while Varuna (Cellular Wisdom) and Chariklo (Beauty and Charm) were Stationary. Venus (our Values) crosses that section two weekends hence, April 22-24. In between, this coming weekend (April 16-17), Mars (Action) and Pluto (Inevitability) are Stationary (Strong).
There’s a joke about two Olde-Boy psychologists trading stories about “Freudian slips.” One says his attention was drawn to the bosom of a ticket-seller on a recent trip to Pittsburgh, and he accidentally asked for a picket to his destination instead of a ticket. The other says, “That’s nothing. The other day I was having dinner with my mother and when I meant to ask her to pass the butter, what came out instead was ‘Mother, you’ve ruined my Life and I hate you!’ ”
It would be really appropriate to Mars-Pluto – and fortuitous – if such Freudian slips came out this weekend, because they would constitute bright flashing lights pointing us toward clues about what hasn’t come to the surface of Consciousness yet. Let your tongue be your Guide this weekend. Same with “slip-ups” of any sort. Make a wrong turn on the way to the store? Where did you end up? Drop a jar of Honey on a hard floor? What do you suppose that might mean? PIAVA the question. Run into someone you haven’t seen in a long time? A stranger strikes up an interesting conversation? Pay Attention this weekend.
In particular, in addition to the Retrograde Stations of Pluto (5am PDT 17 April at 18 Capricorn) and Mars (1am PDT 18 April at 9 Sagittarius), Vesta (Unconscious Beliefs) Initiates Mercury (Communication) at 3pm PDT 16 April, in 17 Taurus, “A symbolic battle between ‘swords’ and ‘torches’.” Fascinating Symbol, as Swords symbolize mentality, as does Mercury. That leaves Vesta standing in for Torches, indicating that…
Our Unconscious Limiting Beliefs are Burning their way out of Denial now, and will be for the next fifteen months, while this Mercury-Vesta Cycle moves through. Just long enough to cover the Eris-Uranus Confidence-Builder.
We’ll talk more about the Vesta-Mercury Initiation – with its two Tricolors and Grand Trine – in the next installment, but note that while it’s occurring, the Sun is crossing the asteroid Mnemosyne – Memory. What a jokester, this Universe!