That’s today’s question, with Uranus Stationary and turning Direct at 8pm PST ( http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pst20.htm ) on 25 December. We’ve been wrestling with all manner of Demons and Daemons, most of which have proven to be imaginary (which unfortunately makes them no less profound), for the last many months. We’ve only had time to deal with each Present Moment as it has passed, as Change has tumbled down upon us and we’ve struggled to find the Means and the Courage to Change what we know we must, the Serenity to Accept what we don’t seem to be able to Change, and the Wisdom to figure out which is which without totally burning ourselves out. Now we come up for air, and we’re met with this Big Question,
Who Have I Become?
We’ve Changed, and now we get a week to figure out how, to figure out Who We’ve Become!
Uranus turned Retrograde in late July, backing over 21-17 Aries. If you have any natal planets in 17-21 of the Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), your Uranus Can-Opener occurred in April-to-July, and Exposition in August-to-December; your Confidence-Builder is scheduled for January-March 2016. Those natal planets will tell you a lot about Who You’ve Become. 17-21 is the Scorpio Duad of Aries; we’ll have been adding embellishments to Version 3.1 of our Lifetime Creation, and Diving Deep to locate obstacles to its progress.
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For the last year our noses have been rubbed in Sustainability and Sustenance. As of this morning, that pulse is finished, and won’t return until mid-2017. Let’s hope the efforts to stem Climate Change, such as they are, won’t stall out in the interim.
Dwarf planet Ceres (Sustainability) has been Out of Bounds (Strong) since just after Christmas of 2014. It’s now back In Bounds until July-through-mid-September 2017. Even if it’s less pronounced for the next year and a half, it was still Rising (Coming into Awareness) everywhere on the Planet on 1/1/2000, making it the bellwringer for the Century.
We still expect the second half of this decade to be economically challenging for most folks, so I don’t recommend that we reduce our Attention to Sustainability and its partner Sustenance. Sustenance – eliminating the unnecessary – is an important part of Sustainability. Here’s a very nice series of short videos to help us stay on track – on No-Dig, Forest Gardens, Soil Regeneration, Foraging, for instance…
The Digital Age, with all its disruption and restructuring, doesn’t start in earnest till 2020 (after Saturn next Initiates Jupiter). Alternative Culture (the Fresh Violets in an Ancient Pottery Bowl Chiron-Neptune Cycle) is still in its infancy, though I hope you’re personally already deep into it. And the Developed Nations haven’t even begun to dig themselves out of the mess that bloomed in the 2007 Derivatives Crisis – the Megacorps are much Too Bigger to Fail, and the Derivative load (leveraged bets on the outcome of earlier bets, stacked up in a house of cards) is many times larger. The Lizards successfully blamed the 2007 Crisis on “deadbeat mortgagees” so you wouldn’t notice them transferring unmeasurable wealth from you and your children to themselves, and they’re setting up to blame the next Crisis on “deadbeat carbuyers and students” so they can repeat the process.
If you haven’t read Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine, which explains the Lizards’ methodology very clearly, please do read it so you can explain it to everyone you know; I meet few people who understand how we’re being scammed, and it won’t stop till most people understand it. They’ll exploit the next big Climate-Crisis storm the same way they exploited New Orleans in 2005. The oddsmakers, who are much more prescient than the polls or the for-sale media, give Hilary Clinton a 75%-or-so chance of becoming the next President of the US (they give Donald “the T is silent” Trump* and the other Repos about 10%, and Bernie about 4%), which means business as usual for the New (Corporate) World Order.
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But, why do we only have a week to figure out Who We’ve Become? Actually, it doesn’t much matter, because we’ll be someone else entirely by July (after Eris Initiates Uranus), so it’s only a brief moment of Stillness. Several hours before the New Year here – half past 5pm PST ( http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pst17.htm ) – the dwarf planet Makemake turns Retrograde. Makemake is about Manifestation, as its name suggests. So for most of this week we’ll be focused more on
What Am I Going to Create with (or for) my New Self?
than on Who Have I Become. You’re probably already mulling this over. You may not even have stopped to notice how Different you are now than you were six months ago. It might not be a bad idea to give some Attention to the Who question over the next several days, lest you address the What question from the perspective of your Old Self, if your mind or Emotions haven’t caught up yet. By Monday or Tuesday, it’d be an excellent time to review your PIAVA techniques…
Pick out a few simple short-term Manifestations, something you can create in an hour or so (like finding the shovel you haven’t seen since August), and a few specific PIAVA techniques to practice on. Then, by Wednesday and Thursday, you’ll be ready for some Big-Time Manifestation Efforts. You’ll have figured out Who You Are and What You Want Now, and you can go for it. A planet is at its Strongest when it’s Stationary, so Peak Power runs from now till your equivalent of late afternoon Friday PST. If you can spend Friday in Meditation, Feeling exactly the way you’re going to Feel once you’ve Manifested that Big Dream, you’ll be Golden. Stay flexible; this is just one Station of the Tokaido, so don’t lock yourself in. If you feel like you have to make a Decision, Choose Both/And and let the Universe show you how it can Make a Miracle.
Makemake – which is Out of Bounds – will Retrograde across 3-1 Degrees of Libra, the Libra Duad, Double Libra. If you have planets in these first degrees of the Cardinal Signs, you’ve been doing the Can-Opener since September. For instance, on a friend’s recommendation I bought the books Search Inside Yourself by Chade-Meng Tan and The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker, just as Makemake was crossing my early-Libra planet.
This is about Manifesting an entirely new way of relating to other people, even of relating to Other, or Not-I, in general. Even your Witnessing, your Chironean Empathy process, is a Not-I process, where you’re consciously moving your Assemblage Point, even if only in a small way, to subtly vary Who You Are moment-to-moment. Your Emotion is still part of You in those moments, but it’s no longer where your Ego is embedded – it becomes Other, even as it remains You. Lots of potential fun here – you can Witness yourself Witnessing yourself, for instance. This is not an idle exercise; in an important situation, where exactly you park your Observer can change the Outcome drastically.
There is likely to be more Honesty and less Guile, though we will quickly Learn to be Honest Charmingly. When the Unexpected pops out of you, don’t try to suppress it or apologize; instead, put your Efforts into Integrating it with the rest of who you Believe yourself to Be. You’ll probably recognize that these Surprises are more Authentically You than you had intended. Embrace it and Celebrate the loss of the Masks.
The Makemake Station is Squared by the ongoing Chariklo-Hylonome Conjunction, which is about Grieving the Loss of our former Charm, and/or Enjoying Freedom from an Archetype we’ve been laboring under, Walking in Beauty instead. It’s Quincunx to 2007 OR10 (the Unexpected that’s really our Deeper Self); it would behoove to “Wonder what’ll happen next!” It’s Trine Mercury and Sextile Venus, making a tidy little knot between Libra an Pisces.
*Thanks to Carly Fiorini for the nickname.