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By the Grace of Pi

December 9, 2014

sphal4718bpA Sphalerite Crystal – Zinc Sulfide.  Zinc ushers us over serious Thresholds, while Sulfur helps us stand strong against our Illusions of the three-headed Dogs that appear to be guarding those Thresholds.


Portals galore coming up.  The major firework is the sixth exact Square between Uranus and Pluto – all about our Yintegrity (our willingness to trust our Intuitions more than our thoughts, moment to moment).  It’s a great month to open to our Witness, as both our thoughts and our Emotions are Strong.

Mercury is Out of Bounds till December 31, Venus Out of Bounds till December 24.

At half-past 5am PST on December 11, the Moon crosses Juno, which is Stationary.

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Juno turns Retrograde on December 15, but there’s lots going on before then.

For instance, the Moon-Juno meeting is part of a Grand Sextile, one of the most favorable Configurations in the Heavens.  It’s not the strongest Grand Sextile in the flock, but it’s there, and it provides fabulous support for Permanent World-Class Transformations in the way we Live.  Hold your Wants close to your Heart.

If we’re willing to count the asteroids Persephone (Death and Rebirth) and Urania (Astrology), that is.  The other members of the Grand Sextile are the Nodes (Linear Time), Ceres (Sustainability), and the asteroid Chaos (Potential).

Then on December 12 at half past 2am PST, the Moon moves into a position to provide major Epiphanies about Who We’re Becoming and What we need to Manifest.  While this peaks at 2am, it will be live for six hours before and after.

See  on December 12.

The Moon makes a Mjolnir across the Uranus-Pluto Square (Insight about how to Manifest Yintegrity) while the Moon itself Squares Saturn – which creates a Uranus Mjolnir across the Moon-Saturn Square (Insights about what part of our True Self is Most Important to bring forth).

Mjolnirs form when a third planet crosses the far midpoint between two planets that are Square to one another.  It means major Insights, Epiphanies.

Linear Time is optional, but most of us most of the time don’t know that.

“We might ask, ‘What do I want to do with my life, and how can I find out?’

“Or alternatively, ‘What does life want me to do, and how can I find out?’ “

“To find out what to do with our life and how to get the most out of it, we think, analyze, speculate, and proceed strategically.

“To find out what life wants us to do, we are receptive, fluid, alert, attentive, and present.”

–Felix Wolf, The Art of Navigation, p.1.

The essence of this 2012-2015 Uranus-Pluto adventure is the Universe showing us all of the places where we’re out of Yintegrity.  This dance has been lit up in June and September of 2012, May and October of 2013, April 2014, and now.  The last dance will be in March 2015.  The “now” part is exact at 10pm PST December 14.  December 14

This is the Uranus-Pluto Square itself.

The “special” part of these last two episodes of Yintegrity-Revealed is that they’re tied by the shoelaces to our Karma.  We’re down to the places where things like Fear of Past Deaths hold our Yintegrity away from us.  As we go into these Shadow-Puppet Dramas, it will be useful to remember that…

If we’ve “been here before,” if we recognize the circumstances (which is actually what happens when we get anxious), it doesn’t mean we know what the outcome will be – it means our shoes our thick with the sticky tar of Karma.  Once we recognize that we’re embedded in a Karmic Archetype, we can Choose to Act differently this time, to step out of the Drama. 

That’s why our Witness is so important – so there’s someone home to recognize that we’ve been here before.

I’ve never understood Lucid Dreaming – it always seemed to me that it would be better to use our Dreams as Guides, rather than try to direct them from our Egos.  But now I understand.  Our Karmic Trances are nothing but Dreams!  So Lucid Dreaming is practice for stepping out of a Karmic Trance! 

Uranus (our True Self, able to be Present in the current moment) is now within our customary three degrees of Sensitivity to it’s late-January Conjunction with the South Node (our Karma or Tranced-out Self, stuck in past Dramas).  Godzilla meets King Kong.

The full impact of which could easily be delayed till 9pm PST December 15 and/or 3am PST December 16   December 15 and/or  December 16

The Moon Opposes Uranus at 9pm on the 15th, and crosses the North Node at 3am on the 16th.  These specific Portals are open for six hours before and after – but the larger Uranus-Pluto Portal is open from October till May.

Not that we expect this sort of outer-planet dance to hit its crescendo at a specific moment in time – it’s more likely to be something we’ve been working on for years.  These windows could just bring a peak circumstance where we’re particularly Challenged or Enlightened or both.

The Intensity doesn’t slack off after December 16, since the Solstice will be huge.

Meanwhile, during this whole dance, Uranus is Stationary (that is, Very Strong), turning Direct fifteen minutes prior to the Solstice, which in turn occurs two and a half hours prior to the New Moon.  Big Day.

The important part about Uranus-Pluto isn’t warfare between our True Self and our Programming (which is a painting of our Karma), it’s Growth in Consciousness, as we Witness our Karma playing out and Choose to step out of the Drama.

Auspicious Full Moon

December 5, 2014


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The December 6 Full Moon at half-past 4am PST is very busy and very Auspicious.  It’s particularly Powerful for…

  • Communications with Lasting Effect 
  • Growth in Consciousness
  • Taking advantage of Universal Trends
  • Creating Miracles 
  • Confronting Fear 
  • Rebirth

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Communications with Lasting Effect derive from the Sun’s Conjunction with Mercury and Ceres.  Growth in Consciousness, Going with the Flow, Creating Miracles, and Confronting Fear, respectively, evolve from Yods to Juno, Pluto, Chiron (all in the first chart), and Sedna (second chart).  Rebirth comes out of Haumea’s Exact Opposition to Eris (second chart) the day before the Full Moon.

The Communication, Growth, Trend, and Miracle angles become particularly Auspicious because they’re wrapped in a Grand Sextile along with the Full Moon (first chart).  Confrontation of Fear and Rebirth get their Auspiciousness from the overarching Haumea Kite (second chart).

Find out more about Kites, Grand Sextiles, Yods, Sednas, and other terms by clicking on the term in the list of “Categories” at right.

The Challenges that offer Certification of Mastery derive from…

  • Discouragement about the effectiveness of our Communication – which is overcome by finding Awe about how our Mission Guides us using our Desires as prompts

A Chiron T-Square based on the Full Moon Opposition is supported by its Yod, which is based on Juno Sextile to the North Node (first chart).

  • Fear of Surrender – which is resolved by genuine Wonder around examples of how Effortless our Life became when we Trusted our Emotions and our Ability to Manifest what we Need

Pluto T-Squares the Nodal Axis, supported by its Yod based on Juno Sextile to the Moon (first chart).

  • Allowing ourselves to Expand so quickly that our Ego becomes Overwhelmed – which can be handled by being Curious about how to be Relentless in Identifying the Elephant in the room

A Stationary Jupiter T-Square is grounded in an Opposition between Pallas and Sedna.  This is supported by the Grand Trine between Jupiter, Eris, and a Stellium of an Out of Bounds Venus, Ixion, and Pholus (second chart).

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The Grand Sextile (first chart) is composed of Sun-Mercury-Ceres, the Full Moon itself, the Nodes (with Uranus Conjunct the South Node), Juno, and a Vacancy filled nicely by two asteroids, Persephone and Urania.  Persephone is the Goddess of Seasonality and Cycles including Death and Rebirth, and Urania is the Muse of Astrology.

Uranus-Pluto Again

December 4, 2014

Just opened this book “at random” to this page; a great exposition on Uranus-Pluto!  It’s Felix Wolf’s The Art of Navigation: Travels with Carlos Castaneda and Beyond, pp.98-100…

“As I came closer to my hometown, however, heaven started to fade away and made room for a growing apprehension as my internal dialogue intensified.”

” ‘How does a warrior deal with his family?’

” ‘Well, impeccably, I suppose, just like everything else.’

“But I had no idea what this meant in practice.  My apprehension came from the wave of pressure that I was anticipating, a pressure to conform to expectations.  After living outside the mold for so long, I felt myself approaching a minefield of expectations.”

Like going home for the holidays, eh?

“I had just begun to live in a new paradigm, by a new set of beliefs.  It entailed living in a direct relationship with intent, beckoning life for guidance rather than imposing my own ideas.  Instead of engaging in strategic planning and establishing a career, my interest and attention were directed toward silent knowledge, intuition, signs, omens, synchronicities and other manifestations of spirit.  I had developed a passion for unpredictability, for erasing my personal history, for stalking and gathering energy.  There was no way I could share any of this with my family and friends without triggering a wave of resistance.”

” ‘So, what are your plans now?’ was one of the first questions my stepfather asked while we were still driving home from the train station.  ‘You can’t keep working as a tourist guide.  These things don’t look good on a resume,’ he continued.”

“Individual intent is a force that originates from our innermost beliefs.  It is a force that creates our reality and shapes our life in a complex interplay with the intent of the people around us, with the collective human intent, and with universal intent.  Individual intent is superficially related to wanting, but essentially these two impulses are quite distinct, and sometimes even opposed…  In a manner of speaking, intent could be seen as the will of the heart and wanting as the will of the mind.  Ideally they should be aligned.

“Alignment is a key principle when it comes to the force of intent.  Given that there is no conflict between the heart and the mind, the more aligned my intent is with the intent of the culture around me, the more it will manifest…  Conflicting intents are like opposing energy fields.  The wave of resistance that formed in the room while I was sharing some of my new views with my parents was so strong as to be nearly tangible.  It was as if the viscosity of the air had changed, creating a pressure on my midsection and throat.”

“In my experience it is futile to try to change other people’s convictions.  If we want to eliminate the interference of someone’s conflicting intent, it is much more effective to remove ourself from this person’s sphere of influence, or better still, to become less conspicuous, less accessible.  Often it was enough to just listen more and talk less.  Ultimately, I learned that it was not necessary to align anybody’s intent with mine.  The only worthwhile strategy in order to get beyond the world of problems was to align my intent with universal intent.  This, of course, is the art of navigation proper.”

Background Energies I

December 4, 2014

mnax5735bp Manganaxinite is a Borosilicate of Calcium Manganese and Aluminum, any of which, not to mention the Boron, help us rebalance our Identity with our Mission and our Personality and our Relationships.


I should be summarizing the Big astroevents of December and 2015, but I don’t much feel like wandering out of the Present Moment at the moment.  So let’s talk about some of the astroprocesses going on in the background.  They can be profound, but we’re usually focused on the foreground, so we don’t often consider them. 

The Signs are a good example.  For example, qhen Pluto leaves Scorpio later this month – at the Solstice – we’ll all breathe a big sigh of Relief.  Even us Intensity Junkies who thrive when “Getting to the Bottom of Things (Scorpio) is The Most Important Thing (Saturn)” will appreciate the break.  Saturn’s been in Scorpio since October 2012.  A zillion astrologers write about the Signs, though, so we don’t usually feel the need to.

They’re Big, however.  Consider Uranus in Aries.  It’s been there since March 2011 (after dipping a toe briefly in mid-2010).  Yes, Uranus is Squaring Pluto, and that’s Big – Bigger in our book, but that’s just our particular angle on astrology.  Uranus in Aries is Big too.  Aries is about Trusting Spirit to lead us into the Unknown.  Aries has an assignment for us.  We’re supposed to Create something from scratch – but we don’t know what it is.  It’s like a box of Ikea furniture and a blindfold. 

Uranus stands for our True Self.  So Uranus in Aries suggests we need to Rebirth a new Self of some sort, from scratch, without a blueprint.  One step at a time, trusting we’ll get the instructions for the next step, from some unknown source, when we get there.  Uranus is also famous for Disruption.  It’s the Soul Disrupting any Patterns that will no longer serve who you’re becoming, whoever that might be.  So whatever Disruptions have been going on in your young Life, consider those instructions for the next step.  Like the Water.  Interpretation difficulties?  PIAVA.

Marie Manuchehri, in her book Intuitive Self-Healing (pp.98-99; thanks to a faithful reader for the tip) gives us clues…

“I know Sarah has had a few health issues connected to her throat chakra, indicating that she has yet to identify her authenticity.

” ‘Getting to know your truth, Sarah, is a personal experience.  Your reality is based on your individual feelings, because each of us reacts to life differently.  Many times we repress our truth because we unconsciously feel that others won’t love us if we express ourselves genuinely.  Getting past the fear is what will empower you.  Your truth is a gift to humanity.  If you reveal yourself, others will learn from your unique interpretation of life, and you will free yourself in the process.’

” ‘How can we help her to express herself?’ her mom asked.

” ‘First, it’s important to realize that Sarah has a big heart and wants to please everyone.  She feels the feelings of others very deeply, so she holds back her words so as not to hurt anyone.  Sarah, you will need to put aside your sympathetic feelings and express yourself despite what you pick up about what others are feeling.’ “

Which brings us to Neptune in Pisces.  Neptune, if we’re running the Energy as we should, is where we get lost.  If we aren’t running our Neptune Energy that way, it’s running that way Unconsciously.  It we aren’t getting lost, we aren’t Learning, and we aren’t Growing.  And Pisces, of course, being “ruled” by Neptune, is also about where we get lost, and where we get Overwhelmed.  It’s about Finishing Business, which means throwing ourselves into the morass of our Overwhelming Emotions over and over again till we start to recognize a few mileposts and begin to understand the territory.

Here’s another quote from Intuitive Self-Healing (pp.80-81)…

“Human beings have been collectively evolving the idea of self-love (third chakra).  What does self-love look like and how can I know that I’ve attained it?  If you have worked on loving yourself, you might think it’s a daunting task, one that you’ll labor at for years.  But here’s some good news!  The human race has reached the tipping point about becoming emotionally aware of self-love, which means that as a group we will be spending more time in the fourth chakra.  This means that more and more people will open their hearts and care for others.  The fourth chakra will literally expand in size and many people will become empathetic.  To be empathic means to feel the feelings of others, even those of complete strangers.  Empathy is a gift that will lead us to feed, clothe, and support our world in ways we have yet to imagine.  The challenge of being empathic is to become comfortable with the feelings of others – even when others are sad, lonely, or distressed – and remain dedicated to their emotions and life.”

If you notice some potential friction between this Uranus in Aries business and Neptune in Pisces, your Intuition is excellent.  It has to be one or the other, right?  Well, no, it’s Both/And.  And how do we do that?  Well, we just have to throw ourselves into that morass enough times that we come out the other side able to be neutral about Emotions.  That’s not an oxymoron, it’s a paradox.  If Truth isn’t a paradox, routinely, then you’re probably still looking through the lens of Duality. 

To be neutral doesn’t mean you don’t care, it means you don’t get lost in Overwhelm any more.  It means you’re able to be Present, able to relate to the Emotion as a Witness, as opposed to Identifying with it.  That’s Compassion.  When you’re neutral you’re able to be fully Present for an Emotion without having to fix it, and without getting lost in it.  From that position you’re actually able to be helpful to someone who is lost in the Emotion.

After all, Chiron is also in Pisces, has been since February 2011.  So if we “hold our mouth right” as my father used to say, or PIAVA it as I’m wont to say, we might find “some good news.”  Chiron in Pisces says that it’s all the more critical that we cannonball into our most Overwhelming Emotions – then step outside and Witness them (“I feel shitty” instead of “I am shit”), lovingly, so we can be Empathetic with our own Pain.  Enlist a helper before you dive in, so they can remind you to Witness, and Witness lovingly, just before you drown.


What about the Cycles?  Wouldn’t hurt to review those either.

Pluto Initiated Saturn in November 1982 at 28 Libra, “A person becoming aware of spiritual forces surrounding and assisting them.”  Saturn-Pluto is a darkish Energy (The Most Important Thing is Transformation and Rebirth or, to the negative thinker, Death is the Ultimate Limitation), best recently known for 9/11 and its manipulation by the Lizards.  By 9/11/2001, the Waning Saturn-Pluto Square was a couple of weeks past its prime, but they trotted out their pre-scripted “Patriot” Act anyway.  At the time they were printing lapel buttons saying “Oh well, I wasn’t using my civil rights anyway.”  The Lizzies waited till 9/11 to take advantage of the Out of Bounds Moon.

With Saturn now 45 degrees behind Pluto, the Cycle is in the Void phase.  The Waning Octile was exact on November 27, so…

If you met any hassles last week, the appropriate Response would be to Cancel, Neutralize, Upgrade – those Demons are wax melting into the Cauldron, and can be safely dismissed.  Of course the Lizards will play them up (as the UK did last week) to try to keep folks in Fear, so they can feed. 

The next Initiation is due in January 2020.

Interesting.  We’ll get to the rest of the Long-Term Cycles shortly.


Intriguing newscast on the Lizard-owned media tonight.  The media normally pays more attention to the property damage from protests than they do to what’s being protested.  Tonight however they definitely leaned toward sympathy with the victims of police brutality more than sympathy with the victims of the resulting protests.  That’s a significant shift, and if it’s a trend, it may indicate that the Lizards are coming to feel that repressing the People with violence will hurt their wealth accumulation more than controlling the People with the Fear of violence.  While Obama has suggested review of police militarization, he hasn’t reduced the practice.  His handlers may be having second thoughts.

The Third Dementia

December 1, 2014

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A reader points us toward some excellent material that seems to Clarify some very arcane concepts…

Confusion is the first stage of Growth, though, so we don’t need too much Clarity.  I have a hard time finding anything in here to argue with…

Except being a little cautious about the hypnotic tone, though maybe hypnosis is what we need for this sort of material.

A Grand Happy Is Worth a Thousand Words

December 1, 2014

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Grand Happies

November 27, 2014


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As we get ready for the penultimate challenge to our Yintegrity and a Big Solstice, we’re graced with a series of positive Energies.

The next-to-the-last Uranus-Pluto Square happens December 15, while Uranus is Stationary.  The Uranus Station, the Solstice, and the New Moon all happen within a few hours on December 21.  It should get a little less intense after December 23, when Saturn finally exits Scorpio.  And Makemake is Stationary on December 31.

But meanwhile we have a series of Grand Trines and Kites.

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Grand Happy #1

  • Venus and Juno are both Trine to the South Node as we speak (till December 2), creating a Kite focused on the North Node.  The Moon crosses the South Node on December 1.

Between November 27 and December 2, we have a great opportunity for Insights into what we’re doing here, especially on December 1.

  • From November 29 till December 11, Ceres moves into the Venus position in the Kite, and between December 6 and 11, both the Sun and Mercury join Ceres.  The Moon Opposes Ceres on December 6, and crosses Juno on December 11.

Between December 2 and 11 it will be easy to convert these Insights into more complete Understanding of the context, and make the Changes permanent.  Expect December 6 and 11 to stand out. 

  • Juno Squares Pallas, which is in turn Quincunx to the South Node.

There will be places and times when we have to decide whether to Change a Pattern or not – it makes sense to prefer a Known Shortcoming (such as a self-sabotaging Pattern) over a Change that may be an Improvement but we won’t know for sure till we Live it.  You can answer this question for yourself by Asking if you’ve ever been in a situation that’s similar to the one that makes you hesitate to Change.  If you have, make the Change.  

  • And of course Uranus Squares Pluto.

If you haven’t, Ask yourself if the Change would be a more Honest expression of who you really feel yourself to be.  If it would, make the Change.

  • Venus-Ceres Squares Chiron, which is in turn Quincunx to Juno.

We can locate the Miracles we need for Self-Transformation by Wondering what might be the positive function of our Shortcomings.  They usually Protect us from something.  You don’t need to identify precisely what you’re being Protected from.  You just need to Wonder how you could allow yourself to be Protected from it, whatever it is, without suffering the negative consequences that lead you to consider your Habit as a Shortcoming.

For instance, imagine holding your self-sabotaging Pattern in one open palm.  You don’t need to identify the Pattern, you can just call it “that which has prevented me from Manifesting my Wants, whatever it is.”  Then rename it as “My Protection.”  You don’t need to know what it is you’re Protecting yourself from, just realize that it has your best interests at heart, even if it’s misguided.  Now hold your Protection in one palm, and what you Want in the other.  Slowly and gently bring your hands together, feeling the Resistance as you move, till your Want palm rests atop your Protection palm.

For instance, suppose I’ve almost always had enough Money to survive, but not so much Money to not have to worry about it.  So not having lots of Money has Protected me from something, from some consequences that I don’t want.  That Protection has been valuable to me, or I wouldn’t have kept it.  So I resist the temptation to name the various unwanted consequences, and I just put “Protection” in my right palm. 

I put my Want, “enough Money,” in my left palm, and slowly bring my palms together.  Feel the Resistance, but keep moving, gently.  When I get my Money palm over snuggled on top of my Protection palm, I’ve modeled in my body what it will feel like to have both at the same time.  Rinse and repeat frequently.  (It wouldn’t hurt to actually rinse your hands in cool Water between repetitions.)  When I do this I can literally feel my brain reorganizing itself, like a cartoon drawing of bees buzzing, as well as the neurons in my shoulders and arms shifting around.

It’s a Powerful technique.  I just tried it on the Anxiety that often arises while I’m writing these (“How do you know that’s true?”), and the compulsive eating that usually results – holding Confidence and Calm in one palm, and Humility and Healthy Uncertainty in the other.  I could feel the shift, but just in case I put a few drops of Mimulus Bach Flower Essence under my tongue instead of an Über Dark Chocolate Turtle Larabar.  Yes, I’ll keep that Change, and enjoy the Über later.

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Grand Happy #2

As Venus moves out of Grand Trine #1, it moves into Grand Trine/Kite #2, making a Grand Trine with the dwarf planet Eris and a Stationary Jupiter.  While Venus fills this corner for only several days (December 2-8), both the dwarf planet Ixion and the Centaur Pholus sit behind Venus.  These planets move a lot slower, so this background Grand Trine spans late October through late January.

The dwarf planet Ixion’s namesake was a sociopath with no moral sense whatsoever, so it’s easy to be startled by this Energy.  But think of it simply as our willingness to be, not ruthless, but relentless in pursuit of our Goals.  Think of it as a two-palms exercise; put your potential ruthlessness in one palm, and your moral sense in the other and bring them together.  Ixion is only one planet; he’s outnumbered many times.

The Centaur Pholus represents inappropriate Blame.  We could be deeply invested in avoiding any situation where we appear to be ruthless or inconsiderate of the greater good – something on this order could easily be the crux of our self-sabotage.  We don’t need to know more about it; we just want to be able to accomplish our Mission.  We can just leave our old Karma at the Goodwill drop-off and never bother about it again.  Someone else can put those Patterns to good use – they may need that sort of Protection worse than we did.

The dwarf planet Eris is about bringing into Consciousness what’s previously been Denied.  Denial is of course a positive Energy, one that Protects us from being Overwhelmed.

A Stationary Jupiter is a very Powerful Animal.  So we can expect that, between late October and late January, we will be ready to, and able to, Witness and Transcend many of our Self-Limiting Patterns.

But wait – you implied there was a Kite involved.  Oh yes, on December 3 (I don’t have the exact time – sometime around 4am PST December 3, give or take a couple hours) Eris is Opposed by the dwarf planet Haumea, making Haumea the head of the Kite, aka the Leader of the Pack.

The dwarf planet Haumea is also Powerful, daughter of Pele and the Hawaiian Goddess of Rebirth.  Rebirth that is not to be Resisted.

The Opposition follows from Eris’s Initiation of Haumea in 1831 at 23 Aquarius, “A big Bear sitting down and waving all of its paws.”  That’ll certainly get our attention, won’t it.  Sitting, she’ll be less threatening than she otherwise would be.  Plus, with paws busy waving, they’ll be more difficult to convert to chasing (us).

So we can expect these Miracles that we Manifest to be jaw-droppingly Awesome.

Given that, it’s very important not to try to understand or manipulate.  Changing our Self-Limiting Patterns isn’t something we do, it’s something we allow.  We all have Fantasies about what it would be like to have our Needs and Wants met, and how that might evolve.  If it was going to happen according to our Fantasies, it would have happened a long time ago.  You don’t know how it will happen, because it hasn’t happened before.  If you knew, you’d have done it a long time ago. 

Miracles are things you’ve never thought of.  If you try to think them instead of making an empty space for them, they won’t happen, because your thinking is unable to leave the rut of your old Self-Limiting Patterns.

Soul Fragments

November 17, 2014

mgrieb3018bpMagnesioriebeckite.  On the right it’s a relatively solid stone.  On the left it’s differentiating into what will eventually be Asbestos.  Asbestos, because its particles are so small, lodges in the Lungs and resists attempts at coughing it up and out, eventually becoming an irritant and destroying the Lungs.  When our Soul (on the right) disintegrates into Fragments that are too small, our Egos metaphorically lodge in the Lungs of the Planet, eventually killing it.

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We shouldn’t forget that the “main thing” within our Solar System for the next several months is the budding Uranus-Pluto-Nodes Square.  That means…

It’s really important to merge with any Pain you encounter, in the sense that the fastest way to “heal” Pain is to Locate the Pain in your body, put All of your Attention into the center of the Pain, and hold it there, gently bringing it back when it wanders (which of course it will do).  There may be a bubble of Fear around it.  Imagine penetrating the Fear with your Attention till the Fear dissolves and you find the center of the Pain.  Have Patience; it may take a while (even weeks if you haven’t been practicing).  The longer it takes, the more important it is.

Your objective is to be Loving and Gentle with the Pain.  The Pain is an orphaned part of yourSelf, and it’s been begging to be reunited with you for so long that it’s resorting to Pain to get your Attention.  You want to Love it back into being an integral and important part of You.  Love is soft and warm; Fear is cold and hard.  Soften the bubble of Fear, soften around the Pain.  Warm it.  Put your hand on it.  Imagine holding it and rocking it.  It’s a lost infant, your infant.

When the South Node crosses Uranus (January 31) all of your orphaned Soul Fragments will be clamoring to come Home.  Start opening to them now, so they don’t overwhelm you then like a hundred Ghosts haunting you. 

When Pluto Squares the Nodes (January 20) you’ll be Compelled to Pay Attention – either Lovingly or with Resistance.  Start practicing now to make it Lovingly. 

Some folks came here to watch TV and shop, to get hypnotized by the Lizard and thicken their negative Energy so it’s harder to transform.  You came here to Change the trajectory of the Planet.  In order to do that you need to embrace all of your Held Emotions – aka Karma, aka Pain, aka Soul Fragments, aka Limiting Beliefs, aka our Birdcage, aka self-sabotage, aka all that our Identity doesn’t encompass, aka anything you can’t stand to See or Feel – because hidden beneath those Soul Fragments are the Skills you need to complete the Mission you came here to achieve.

There’s nothing Personal about KarmaBefore your birth, as a Soul seeking adventure and “good works” you looked at the Planet’s trajectory and decided you could help shift it.  So you took a crash course in the Planet’s Pain.  You shift the Planet by embracing some of its Pain, shifting it back into Love.  It’s not your Pain.  Your body is a transmogrifier.  It takes in Pain and, if you’re willing to Guide the process, transforms it into Love.  Like your Liver clears toxic substances, your body does the same with toxic Energy.

The penultimate Uranus-Pluto Square (exact December 14) is now a degree and a quarter from being exactly Square, well within our three-degree Sensitivity span.  We feel that as an urge to “drop our Masks” – aka our programming, the ways our significant adults in childhood wanted us to be instead of the way we really are, and the hypnosis that the Lizard propaganda machine (aka school) installed in us.

There’s nothing Personal or Evil about the Energy we call the Lizards.  It’s a personification of our own Resistance, our own Hesitation to “rock the boat” and let our True Selves out, allow ourselves to follow our Instincts and Guidance without censoring or limiting ourSelf.  The Archetype is Duality; we Create a Duality in order to serve one side instead of the other.  Imagine how dull a Star Trek or Star Wars would be if everyone was welcoming and friendly.  It’s all Love, playing a game with itself.

Till we see through the Archetype, we serve the Light by embracing Pain.  After we see through the Duality Archetype, we simply embrace it all.  It’s not that we don’t care about outcomes; it’s that we aren’t attached to an outcome.  But sitting in Love rather than Judgment, we embrace the whole game.  When it doesn’t matter what the Lizard does, the frequency of the game changes and the Lizard is simply lashing at shadows, a boring game that he soon tires of.  Till then, we use our bodies to wash the Pain.

Portal 10.29 – Gestalt Astrology

October 24, 2014

behemoth_stripThe Earth isn’t really that close to the Sun, it’s just Photoshopped in to demonstrate how big those Sunspots (the darker areas) are.  Fortunately, they haven’t been aimed toward Earth when they’ve ejected Solar Flairs.  The Sun is 109 times larger in diameter than the Earth, meaning its circumference is 342 times that of Earth, and its volume over 9,000 times as great.  It’s a heavy dude – its mass is about 330,000 times the mass of the Earth.  And it’s not really grey.

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A primary principle of the Gestalt process consists of translating negative Energies into positive Energies.  Re-interpreting Control as Protection would be one example.  If we appreciate someone’s effort to Protect us, our Feelings and Behavior and Reactions and Responses are very different than when we rebel against someone’s effort to Control us.  Yet they’re often the same Energy.

We could call what we do Gestalt Astrology – translating Energies usually seen as negative into the positive is one of our primary techniques.  Saturn, for instance, is often seen as Limitation.  What’s the positive function of Limitation?  Focus.  So we see Saturn as telling us to Focus on The Most Important Thing.  We feel Limitation when we’re attached to lower priorities.

Eris is often seen as Dischord, as her contribution of a Golden Apple inscribed “The Fairest of Them All” to a banquet of the Gods and Goddesses produced a very dischordant banquet, and ultimately led to the Trojan War.  Yet the Competitiveness among the Goddesses was there before the Golden Apple.  The Apple merely brought it into Consciousness (or at least, provided the opportunity for same – it’s not clear from the Mythology that anyone’s vanity actually became Conscious).  So we see Eris as the Revelation of what’s Unconscious.

We usually refer to that as the Revelation of Denial, but Denial is not a dirty word to us.  The Ego’s function is to keep us Alive and Safe, and the Ego is fairly easily overwhelmed, leaving us vulnerable to danger.  Denial is the natural process that allows us to Focus on what we perceive to be The Most Important Thing (our Egoic Stability) rather than on the Elephant in the room.  Most people use the word Denial as an accusation, when they’re insisting that The Most Important Thing to them become The Most Important Thing to us.

Pandora is usually seen as the vehicle by which Evil was released into the World of Hufolk.  But like Nassim, we have to ask “What came before that?”  The answer is Unconsciousness.  By bringing Evil into Consciousness, or at least providing the opportunity for same, we gain the opportunity to Choose not to indulge it.  So we can see Pandora as symbolizing Self-Awareness.

On October 29, Pandora backs across Eris.  Eris Initiated Pandora in mid-July, so this represents an “Exposition” phase of their dance together…

When two planets cross, we refer to it as the slower (message-giver or guru) planet Initiating the faster (messenger or neophyte) planet, and alternately as the faster planet Conjuncting or Conjoining the slower planet.  So this is Pandora Conjunct Eris.  It’s not Eris Initiating Pandora because…

When planets Conjoin, they often do so multiple times, as one or both of them turn Retrograde.  We only consider the first Conjunction to be the Initiation of a new Cycle.  The Sabian Symbol of the Initiation degree is a clue to the nature of the Cycle that the Initiation begins, or the period till the next Initiation.  Pandora being an asteroid orbiting between Mars and Jupiter, the Pandora-Eris Cycle lasts a little over four years. 

For convenience, we use the shortcut term “planet” to refer to planets, asteroids, dwarf planets, Centaurs, TNOs, Lights (Sun and Moon), symbolic points (the Nodes, Lilith), and anything else that orbits the Sun or the Earth.

The Initiation is considered a “Can-Opener,” as new material is released from the Unconscious, and we’re called to adjust to it quickly, without much warning.  If there are multiple Conjunctions, then the subsequent Conjunctions are considered “Expositions,” when the same issue recurs, but recurs more slowly, giving us time to witness, identify, and differentiate it into Consciousness.  The final Conjunction is a “Confidence-Builder,” because the Demons attack again, but this time we know from experience how to handle them, and it’s effortless or nearly so.

These three stages, Can-Opener, Exposition, Confidence-Builder, apply to any multiple Angle between two planets.  For instance, the Uranus-Pluto Square recurs seven times between 2012 and 2015, giving us five Expositions, including the one we’re embarking upon now.

The Eris-Pandora Initiation occurred at 24 Aries, “Blown inward by the Wind, the curtains of an open window take the shape of a Cornucopia” – signifying that the Denial that’s revealed will lead us to Abundance.  Releasing any Mask saves us a bundle of Energy that we can use for more productive purposes, and also clarifies our perspective so we’re more likely to pursue and achieve our own goals.

Whatever Demons were released suddenly into your World in mid-July 2014, you’re now getting the opportunity to re-experience them in slow motion.  Back then they caught you off guard and created uninvited difficulty in your Life.  But it was just material being released from the Unconscious, being brought into the light of day so you could Choose whether or not to indulge it.  As it turns out, this material will prove to be very valuable to us, and we’re in the process of discovering how this will be.

The current Pandora-Eris Conjunction occurs at 23 Aries, “A pregnant woman in light summer dress,” suggesting that this Exposition will be Powerful.

The current Conjunction, with both planets Retrograde, occurs October 29.  It’s within three degrees of Sensitivity from October 15 till November 20.  Pandora turns Direct November 30, and the Confidence-Builder phase occurs on December 30, as Eris is Stationary.  They’re within three degrees of each other from December 9 till January 12.  The Confidence-Builder is also at 23 Aries.