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Even Busier Week: Portal 3.31-4.8

March 31, 2015

mntao7133bpWe may want to have a Manganotantalite Crystal handy, or at least a picture of one we can Channel Energy from, as Manganotantalite – Manganese Tantalum Oxide – is very good at gilding our tongue. 

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We’re visited by four Centaurs and a Total Lunar Eclipse.

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The Centaur Nessus

Elizabeth points out that Vesta, the head of our Flying Squirrel, is at 2 Pisces, “A squirrel hiding from hunters: The need for self-protection.”  She quotes Anne Ortelee, “You can’t make this stuff up!”

And a couple of other things have popped up.  First, Vesta is Conjunct the Centaur Nessus!  My list of dwarf planets and Centaurs isn’t wide enough to include everybody, so I only occasionally look at the Centaurs Nessus and Asbolus.  Well, this puts Nessus at the focus of our Flying Squirrel.  Nessus is about Privilege and the calling out of Privilege, particularly Unconscious male Privilege.

So this week is a big week for a shift in Gender Balance, so Reanimation of the Earth is really right in line.  Keep your eye on the News to see if more MCPs don’t shoot themselves in the foot like the Indiana government has with its attempt to legalize discrimination against everyone who offends your Limiting Beliefs.  Which is actually an excellent practice for this week…

  • Who offends you? 
  • What Experience lies beneath that offense? 
  • Any sense in which it Mirrors some part of yourself that you reject? 

Don’t forget the Funhouse Mirrors. 

For instance, I was grumbling to myself this afternoon about this very thing.  When I suggested to myself that it might behoove to replace these negative thoughts with positives, my mind’s response was “Good, I’ll think about how good it would feel to get even!”  Nice fellow, very spiritual.  It was trespass that irritated me, but when I ask myself how I trespass (the direct Mirror), nothing pops up.  In the Funhouse Mirror, though, what shows up is Deservingness.  Am I willing to stand up and unequivocally Claim my Space?  When I contemplate that, I find only visions of escalating violence rather than any sense of Peace and Safety.  I don’t even have an image of the possibility of Claiming my Space.  So I get to look beneath that Mirror for the little man behind the curtain.  When I find him, look out, I’m going to…!

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The Centaur Asbolus

And then there’s Asbolus.  In early Gemini, Asbolus completes a Grand Sextile, not in the short-term Moon-Vesta Flying Squirrel, but in the second, long-term Mercury-Makemake Flying Squirrel.  So our Grand Sextile endures for a solid week.  The corners are Asbolus, Juno, Makemake, Saturn, Ceres, and Mercury.  Ceres has been Out of Bounds since Christmas.

A Grand Sextile (six planets evenly spaced around the Zodiac), recall, is a “virtuous circle,” where everything feeds and supports everything else.  While we can think of a Grand Trine (three planets evenly spaced) as “dumb-luck” Grace, a Grand Sextile is more about Reward for Action and Creativity.  When we “try something,” chances are it’ll work better than we imagined.  Of course the six-pointed Star includes three nested Grand Trines, so there’s no shortage of spontaneous Creativity.

So Asbolus (Clairvoyance) supports Juno (Consciousness) which supports Makemake (Manifestation) which supports Saturn (Focus) which supports Ceres (Sustainability) which supports Mercury (Alertness) which supports Asbolus, etc, in a rising crescendo.  Not only that, but we can take these in any order we want – so So Sustainability supports Consciousness which supports Focus, just to suggest one possible partial combination.

In other words, this week Intuition and Analysis and Growth and Attention and Permanence and Creativity are all mutually supportive.

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The Centaur Hylonome

The first Flying Squirrel, the short-term one created by the fast-moving Moon, doesn’t form it’s own Grand Sextile because there are two Vacancies, one in late Gemini or early Cancer and the other in late Libra or early Scorpio.  There are probably Asteroids there, but unless the ‘roids are particularly relevant to the themes already identified, I don’t usually worry about them.  Of course we’d find the prolific bisexual Apollo Out of Bounds in early Cancer.  Acceptance of LGBTI is an important part of Gender Balance.

When our Beliefs or Dogmas or Archetypes change, our Boundaries change with them.  Which brings us to the Stellium, a significant Configuration in its own right, for several reasons.  The Stellium that forms the first Flying Squirrel’s right hand includes Pallas (Boundaries), Quaoar (Lawgiver) which was Stationary March 28, Chariklo (Beauty and Charm) which is Out of Bounds and also Stationary, and Hylonome (Grief and Liberation) which is this week’s main event, as it is Stationary at 9am PDT April 4 (, at 2 Capricorn.

When a planet is either Stationary or Out of Bounds, its influence is Stronger than usual.  A planet is Out of Bounds when it’s further north than the Tropic of Cancer, or further south than the Tropic of Capricorn.  A planet is Stationary when it’s within one degree (or within a week or so) of turning around – going Retrograde or going Direct.  I won’t go into the details of Retrogradation here, since you can look up either “Stations” or “Retrograde” or “Repeating Events” (or even “Can-Opener”) in the Categories section at right.  But there’s one consideration I do want to discuss here.

In general, when a planet is Approaching a major event, such as a Station or an important Angle, the influence is Strong, and grows Stronger until the event is Exact.  After that, the influence fades fairly quickly if one is Conscious about the event, more slowly if one is not Conscious around it, and not at all if one is Defended against it.  Stationary refers to the speed of a planet’s travel.  So even though Quaoar’s Station was Exact last week, it’s still Stationary, but it’s impact is probably waning, as it’s not Approaching its event but Separating from it.  On the other hand, Hylonome is Stationary and Approaching its Exact Station, so it is very Strong. 

The Mythical Centaur Hylonome committed Suicide with the spear that killed her Lover, rather than live without him.  So we interpret the Cosmic Centaur Hylonome to symbolize Grief over major Changes in our Life, such as detachment from an Archetype, or from any other Energy with which we had been Merged.  We sometimes refer to it as Grief unto Ego Death, or Grief over Liberation.  When we Let Go of an Archetype, we are literally Liberated, but all Losses must be Grieved, so Grief is involved even at Liberation.  The Loss of an Archetype is indeed an Ego Death.

With Pallas Conjunct, Boundaries are obviously involved, and there is a strong implication that we will be strengthening a Boundary against an Archetypal Trance, or loosening a Boundary that overprotected us.  The other two Energies, Quaoar and Chariklo – both of which are Strong by virtue of being either Stationary or Out of Bounds – imply charisma, as Charm and Beauty merge with The Lawgiver.

So we might expect to encounter a situation where we reluctantly but necessarily “draw the line” to prevent our Energies from being drained by gilded-tongued alien Energies that want to control our Lives and Decisions.  Or it may be us with the gilded tongue, talking our way out of long-standing entanglements that no longer serve us.

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The Lunar Total Eclipse

Four hours before Hylonome’s Station, at 5am PDT on April 4 (, there’s a Total Eclipse of the Moon, at 15 Libra, “Circular Paths.”  Of course 15 Libra Opposes Uranus and Squares Pluto, making this Eclipse another major debriefing of our Yintegrity adventures.  The Energy continues into April 8, as the Sun and then Mercury work their way across Uranus.  Meanwhile Jupiter, which forms a Trine-Sextile Bridge across the Axis of the Eclipse, is Stationary at 10am PDT April 8.

Eclipses reveal to us Energies which were previously merged with the background but which are now made obvious by their absence.

Between now and April 8, we will discover a huge new element of our True Self that we hadn’t noticed before, creating a major shift in our Lives.  We’ll need to Grieve the Loss of the obsolete Identities that will fall away as a result.  All Losses must be Grieved, no matter how much we think we’d Celebrate at their demise.  The more we Embrace our Grief, the less painful it is.

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The Centaur Chariklo

Almost forgot that Chariklo, part of the Stellium, is Stationary on April 7!  We’ll look at that in a separate post.

Reanimation of the Earth

March 31, 2015

I don’t know these folks, so I don’t have a personal recommendation, but the advance notice looks outstanding, and the sponsors have proven to attract Powerful folks.  Here’s part of the pitch…

“Do you want to experience the joy of opening to a more passionate, tender, and even erotic, relationship with life – one that truly embraces people, the Earth and all of reality as an expression of the Divine Feminine?

“If so, you’re going to LOVE this leading-edge session featuring two of the most respected scholar-mystics alive today, spiritual teacher Sally Kempton and mystic scholar Andrew Harvey.

“For this special event, they will be unifying their public teachings for the first time, all focused on how you can rediscover the Divine Feminine in your spiritual practices and in your daily life – unleashing a vast evolutionary power that benefits us ALL.”

It’s a live online event, at 5:30 pm PDT on April 1.  I’m not certain I’ve got all of my standard-to-daylight time conversions correct for all time zones at, so it would behoove to check something like

to find your local time.  The link below includes a time-zone converter, but you may have to try several approximations to your location before you find one that’s on their list.  Also, the pitch says “Pacific Time” – as an astrologer I’m acutely aware of the difference between PST and PDT, but I find that many people aren’t even aware that there is a difference, so I never trust anyone who doesn’t specify ST or DT.  To be sure, you might want to tune in an hour early, just in case.

Register (first name and email address only) in advance at…

The looong-term global trend that they’re referring to here is critical to our Survival.  I often call the trend “Reanimating the Earth,” but “Gender Rebalancing” probably communicates better to more people, since many folks have been forcefully separated from their understanding that Nature, the Planet, and all of Her Entities are Alive, and they haven’t Healed yet.  I regard it as the most important shift that the Planet is moving through.  What a perfect complement to the elevation of our Beliefs that we spoke of in Very Busy March 31 (

Very Busy March 31

March 30, 2015

FlySqrlThe Flying Squirrel, gliding

The Drama on March 31 is intense, and it doesn’t lighten up much as we move into April.

Two Flying Squirrels, offset from one another by one Sign, plus a third Kite, all on cusps (representing Change) at 29-5 Degrees…

The Flying Squirrel is a Kite, where the crossbar of the Kite forms the base of a Square Fez.  While a Flying Squirrel is Energized by the Squares and the Grand Trine contributes Grace, it’s strongly focused on the top of the Kite, as the top of the Fez forms the base of a Finger of God whose apex is the top of the Kite, further emphasizing the Kite’s lead planet.  However, the diagonals of the Fez also form their own Fingers of God, pointing at the two planets atop the Fez.  So we have to grant the lead to the planet at the apex of the Kite, but without diminishing the roles of the two lieutenants.  Notice the asymmetrical five-pointed Star, symbol of Manifestation.  The sixth planet is much less prominent, yet without it we’d lose the Grand Trine and the Kite.  So we have to grant additional Powers to the sixth planet, operating behind the curtain.

First, a Vesta Kite peaking around 2pm PDT ( March 31 and six hours thereafter, with a halo starting about six hours before 2pm PDT and lasting for about twelve hours after 2pm PDT, as the Moon Opposes Vesta while Trining Mars and the Hylonome-Chariklo-Pallas-Quaoar Stellium.  Squares from the Stellium to Makemake, and from Mars to Juno, form the Fez and complete the Flying Squirrel.  Hylonome is Stationary.  Makemake and Chariklo are Out of Bounds.  This is the Flying Squirrel traced out in the picture above.

So much going on that it’s hard to find a central theme.  Your Limiting Beliefs will definitely be Challenged.  A Loss is inevitable, just because you’ll need to give up a favorite Limit that’s blocking what you’ve been trying to Manifest.  You’ve been Believing that this Limit Defines you, and (if you’re very lucky or very perceptive) you can see how this Identity and your Desire are in direct Conflict.  Which one will you surrender?  I hope you don’t give up your Dreams.  An Ego Death like this must be Grieved, but once you realize that it’s your Persona that’s Growing, and not your Self or Body that’s actually Dying, it’s actually a pretty easy Grief to endure.

The second Flying Squirrel isn’t drawn in above.  Imagine blue lines connecting Mercury, Saturn, and Juno, another blue line connecting Saturn to Makemake (“MM” on the picture), and a red spine from MakeMake to Mercury, and you’ll see the second Kite.  The Squares in the Fez connect Saturn to Vesta and Juno to Mars.  The only new players here are Saturn and Mercury, but the emphasis is entirely different, as the Kite and Yod point at the Out-of-Bounds Makemake rather than Vesta, and the Saturn-Vesta Square replaces the Makemake-Stellium Square.  This second Flying Squirrel, which peaked March 30, is a Portal that remains strong until about April 3, and open till around April 6.

There’s enormous support for choosing to Manifest your Deepest Desires here rather than choosing to defend obsolete Beliefs that aren’t even really yours – even if giving up the illusion of your “moral strength” may be temporarily painful.  Resolve that The Most Important Thing here is bringing your Beliefs into alignment with Current Moment Reality, and Embrace any Grief that results.

There are also many other Yods in this chart, including Quintile and Novile Yods to the North Node, a Quintile Yod to Juno, and a Septile Yod to Jupiter.

The third Kite is focused on Ceres – add blue lines connecting Ceres to Saturn and Mercury, and a red spine connecting Ceres to Juno.

Your Deepest Desires constantly evolve; you manifest something you Want, or part of it, and then you add another layer to the cake.  You discover something you don’t like after all, and you change the frosting from orange to chocolate.  But they don’t really change.  You still want the same cake you’ve always wanted, you just change the features.  Relative to Identity, Desire is permanent.  Identity should be fluid; if you try to go through Life being a platitude, you fall on your face fairly quickly.  Identify with your Desires instead.  Your Desires won’t Abandon you.

It’s an excellent time to review a timely quote from John Gray…

“Most of the problems people have in relationships (and life for that matter) are due to low levels of self love.

“Love, like life, travels in a circle.

“The more you love yourself, the greater freedom you feel to express yourself.  Then the more you express yourself, the easier it is for people to appreciate the real you and not simply the image you project.  Finally the more appreciation and love you receive, the more you can love yourself.

“This is a cycle of increasing love and honest self-expression. When you don’t love yourself, this cycle moves in the opposite direction of decreasing love and diminished self-expression.

“Here are four important steps to help you define what it means to love yourself and to help you feel self love in your life.

1. Appreciate yourself
“Many of us are taught from childhood that to appreciate ourselves is vain, and vanity is not good.  Modesty is an admirable quality, but we often do too good a job of being modest and therefore diminish our self-appreciation for those things that we have accomplished and do well.

2. Desire yourself
“We are taught to share early in life.  Again, this is an admirable quality.  The problem is that as we seek the love and acceptance of our parents and elders many of us become expert at self-sacrifice without learning that some of our dreams will only be accomplished if we focus on our own wants, needs, and desires.

3. Express yourself
“The effort to please your parents, family and friends often comes at the price of self-expression.  You become preoccupied with becoming like other people and surrender the chance to express your own uniqueness.  In time you learn to live with a sense of inner failure and frustration because you have buried your potential for success.

4. Be yourself
“If you experienced love being turned on and off to you as a child, you probably decided that your worth and goodness depends on your ability to please others.  Simply being yourself might have earned you little praise or recognition so you changed your behavior and actions…and yourself.

“Grow in love, John Gray”

The Whole Vehicle

March 28, 2015

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We need access to our Intuition to get where we want to go – whether that’s Manifesting your Desires or Ascending or Accomplishing your Mission or Just Having Fun – and we don’t get that access without healing the Body.  Chemical and Emotional contamination of our cells literally shuts down our Intuitive antenna.  Here’s a fabulous video on that subject.  It’s about Diabetes, but most of it applies to general health.  I’m not sure how long this video will be available online, but it’s excellent…

It’s about Leaky Gut, Craving, Food, and Healing.  Alexandra was one of the originators of the movie Supersize Me.  I’ve purchased a copy of the series, including permission to share, but it’s quite big, so the only practical way to share the series (or even a single program in it, like this one, which by itself is 170MB) is via thumbdrive.  Let me know if you’re interested in a copy and we’ll work it out.  The series intro is at…

Right about now, as we write this, we’re in the middle of one of our Yintegrity debriefings, so whatever seems to be up for you, is probably a good hint about whatever sort of final cleanup you might be doing.

The Moon is Opposing Pluto and Squaring Uranus at around 5pm PDT March 28 (  The T-Square is ameliorated by a Venus Trine-Sextile Bridge (hint: what would it feel like if we were Walking in Beauty?) and a Uranus-Square-Pluto-Quincunx-Jupiter-Trine-Uranus Tricolor (hint: I wonder how we might effortlessly release any Resistance to Expanding into this adventure?) while Jupiter and the dwarf planet Chaos (Potential, not Disorder) form the base of a Finger of God focused on Pluto (Pay Attention to what Must be Done).

Awe Shucks

March 26, 2015

Good vibes from Awe, befitting a download from Lawgiver Quaoar…

And good to see that the “mainstream” is recognizing inflammation.  We still suggest that Curiosity is akin to Awe, even if it doesn’t necessarily inspire goosebumps.

The Downside of Ixion

March 25, 2015

Here’s an essay about the fellow that the dwarf planet Ixion was named after…

If you end up tangling with anyone this week that fits this description – like a politician or a CEO or an MCP or a Republican or Libertarian – let me know.  Other than Ted Cruz, who vowed to eliminate Obamacare just as his wife was signing up for it, we already know about him.

Just as Mars can be Enervating as well as Energizing, to paraphrase Barbra, Ixion can indicate places where we might be psychopathic, or places where we maybe should be psychopathic or ruthless, like situations where we Empathize with an abuser.  Or the glaring absence of anything resembling a healthy version of narcissism – Self-Rejection.  Anybody having an Self-Rejection coming up this week?  We’ll be in the afterglow of Uranus-Pluto for a while yet, so most of us will have parts of our True Self that are still trying to come through but are still meeting Resistance from our Present-Moment Ego, the role we Believe we must act out in order to Survive, but also the persona that has turned their back on our own Truth.

Ixion, Pholus, and Quaoar

March 24, 2015


These are the three dwarf planets that are all Stationary this week.  A reader writes…

“A very long dream, during which I was visiting with Paul Newman and his wife Joanne Woodward in their large, luxurious, condo somewhere.  I  evidently needed to take a leak and kept going from bathroom to bathroom, only to find that each toilet was overflowing with water, and, in some cases, well, you know… 

“I had researched the meaning of over-flowing toilets previously so was familiar with this symbolism.  Water = emotions.  Toilet = the need to release.  Crap = Krap/baggage, etc., etc., so I get that part.  But why the Newmans?  They were famously married for fifty years and he equally famously said he was faithful to her because ‘Why fool around with hamburger when you have steak at home?’

“That being said, there was some emotional baggage, because he had left his first wife, Jacqueline Witte, with whom he had three children under the age of seven, for Woodward, with whom he as having an affair while still married.  He reportedly said he never forgave himself for the betrayal of his wife and kids.  Any thoughts given the current astrological context???”

It makes total sense that an overflowing toilet would be about the need to release Emotional baggage, and that’s an excellent guess.  However, it’s never a good idea to interpret Dreams intellectually.  You have to Empathize into each player.  Imagine yourself Being the Water, Being the toilet, Being the overflowing biscuits.  The impact is likely to be different in each Dream.  Interpreting a Dream intellectually guarantees that you’ll miss the purpose of the Dream, because the intellect reinforces the bars on your Birdcage, and Dreams come from beyond the bars.  So the intellect works to prevent a meaningful interpretation of the Dream message.

Of course the intellect can negatively reinforce the bars.  Our notions of Wright and Rong are a big part of the Cage of our Limiting Beliefs.  Problem is, the World isn’t Dual, it’s Multifarious.  Ixion’s all about Wright and Rong – everything he did was Rong by Zeus’s standards, and by extension, by our standards.  Patriarchy standards.  But Ixion represented everything Rong with the Patriarchy, everything about pathological Privilege.  Ixion is a Plutoid, a TNO or Trans-Neptunian Object.  Planets up to Neptune, including the Centaurs, are by now semi-Conscious, while the Plutoids operate deep in the Unconscious.  There is no negation in the Unconscious.  So we have to move to the Coin.  Ixion isn’t about Wright or Rong, it’s about Judgment, especially Moral Judgment. 

In general, Morality is comprised of intellectual metaphors for Spiritual Principles.  But they’re intellectual.  We know that because they’re Dual, they’re Either/Or, not Both/And.  There is a litany of Moral Judgments in the Dream – as described.  Any one of those Moral Judgments is a doorway into the Unconscious Contents that are Asking to surface into Consciousness.  The stronger the Moral force of the Judgment, the more productive the exploration of the Portal.  Welcome to the Field that Rumi invited us to meet him in.  The Field of Growing Consciousness. 

Ixion’s Station, at 24 Sagittarius, isn’t that far from Pallas, which along with Neptune forms the base of the Juno Quintile Yod.  So the Big (Yod) Lesson (Quintile) is about growing the Edges of Consciousness (Juno), and specifically about growing beyond our Limiting notions of Cultural (Neptune) Boundaries (Pallas), particularly Moral (Ixion) Boundaries.

Let’s re-describe the Dream without all of the intellectualizations that our Reader has already wrapped around it…

“I was visiting Cool Hand Luke and his Main Squeeze in a luxury condo, but when I had to pee the toilets were all overflowing.”

I know, I’m kidding about Luke, I really meant Butch Cassidy.  I’m injecting my own intellectual interpretations here, just for fun.  There’s a lot of room for Free Association in Dream interpretation, and what I’ve been calling intellectualizations may actually be Free Associations, which could be useful.  We could also be talking about Fig Newmans, or Newman-Os.  We could go in a million different directions with Paul, because he portrayed many public personas, and we probably all feel like we know Paul himself, as a composite of all those public roles.  It’s up to our Dreamer to Empathize themself into their own images of Paul (and Joanne), to see what insights pop out of their body when they Imagine acting out their most-relevant-seeming personas, or when they actually act them out.

In my own Imagination (which has nothing to do with our reader’s Dream – it’s just an example), Cool Hand Luke was a lot like Ixion, except that we admired Luke’s Self-Sovereignty or Yintegrity (Lilith-Yintegrity is Biseptile to Ixion and Novile to Juno).  He was Immoral and we admired it – a common theme in the movies and among movie stars.  Butch was cut from the same cloth, but more nuanced and vulnerable.  I don’t know Joanne.  I’ve never seen The Three Faces of Eve, her most famous role, but it seems to echo similar themes of Black and White, though in this case Black and White and Jane.  You know me well enough that I don’t need to talk about what my Imagination does with a luxury condo.

But what about the Water and toilets and biscuits?  If I imagine myself to be Water overflowing a toilet, it feels like being Liberated from constraints.  Toilets constrain what we don’t want running freely about the house, especially including the biscuits – quite Ixionic actually.  But haven’t we been Liberating all manner of Selves whom we’ve been constraining because our programmers didn’t want them running freely about the house, as we’ve worked through Uranus-Pluto?  When I Imagine myself having to pee, I’m transported back to pre-potty training, when I could pee freely whenever the urge arose.  More Liberation, and a hint about where we might look to find the Emotional (Water) Holding that the Dream seems to want us to break through?  Dunno, it’s not my Dream, but that’s what I’d have done with it if it were. 

As far as Pholus goes, Blame and Morality are kissing cousins.  Blame is bigger, but our most condemning Blame is usually Morality-based.  Any connection between Blame and our Dreamer’s orientation toward Relationship?  Their Associations betray a somewhat Blameworthy but also somewhat ambiguous perspective toward Paul’s approach to marriage and fidelity, and perhaps some Blaming around their own potty training.  We’ll talk more about Blame later.

How about Quaoar?  What could he have to do with it?  Quaoar was the Lawgiver.  The Laws he handed down were really recipes for Survival – the “penalty” for not following his rules was that folks would have to go back to “eating clay,” as they’d done before Quaoar came along and told them how to nurture healthful Food.  Humans seem to need Laws, they don’t seem to be able to look after their own Survival, they’re too willing to burn the shingles to keep warm without thinking about how cold the house gets when the walls are gone.  Unable to connect consequences with Actions, Humans need the force of Morality or punishment to enforce rules that function the way they intend.

Other than this rather remote connection, I don’t see any Lawgiver speaking loudly through this Dream, unless our Dreamer’s programmers treated their potty training as a matter of crime and punishment.  Our Dreamer could also have some circumstances in their Karmic Experience that equates fidelity with Law, but we don’t know that.  Using astrology as a method of interpretation rather than prediction allows us to explore these questions.  We don’t want to wear any shoes that don’t fit, but if we didn’t know that Quaoar was Stationary, we wouldn’t have a reason to Ask these questions – which may or may not be relevant.  Given that Quaoar is about Survival, does the flooding in the Dream have any implications about Global Balming?  Have we been feeling any Empathy for Vanuatu? 

Do the Degrees of the Stations provide any clues?  The three Stations are within a few Degrees of one another – Ixion at 24 Sagittarius, Pholus at 27 Sagittarius, and Quaoar at 29 Sagittarius, all in the Leo Decanate of Sagittarius.  The Leo Decanate is about burning through layers of Identity, so we shouldn’t be surprised to see important Dreams arising.  This would suggest that we want to take the Dream pretty seriously, as the Liberation it might provide could be Powerful.  The Stations Oppose our reader’s Vesta, which would aver that productive Attention to the Dream message might break through self-sabotaging Beliefs or Unconscious Dogmas.  The Degrees are

  • Ixion – “A bluebird perched on the gate of a cottage,” suggesting that the Dream’s Release could Liberate Happiness
  • Pholus – “A sculptor at his work“; maybe choosing to sculpt a Life out of Blame or out of Responsibility
  • Quaoar – “A fat boy mowing the lawn of his house on an elegant suburban street“; perhaps some connection with the luxury condo

I’m always intrigued by the approach of Indigenous Australians, that the Dreamtime is not metaphorical but quite Real, and perhaps Parallel to our usual consensual “Reality.”  In this Perspective, our Dreamer is exploring the Land of the Dead, where different Rules apply.  If it were my Dream then, I’d Ask what close friends or relatives on the Other Side may be trying to speak to me.  And what if I, in a Parallel, was actually on drop-by terms with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward?  Would that change my Perspective on my place in the World?  That change might be exactly what I need to shift, in order to take the next step toward my Mission, or in the Manifestations I’m working on.


March 23, 2015

Soulspeak kernelizes today’s and tomorrow’s Energies in

At 4am PDT on March 25 (, the Centaur Pholus is Stationary turning Retrograde.  Pholus is about Blame.  We often refer to the Energy of Pholus as inappropriate Blame, because he was Blamed for failing at a Responsibility that was really beyond his ability to humanly or equinely control.  But really Blame is never appropriate, as Soulspeak eloquently describes.  She’s also beautifully wrapped both Yintegrity (last week’s Uranus-Pluto wrapup) and Self-Hate (Ixion) into her description of goings-on At the Table (even her mention of Dragons fit in, as Dragon is an alternate name for the Nodal Axis, which Pluto Squared as it Squared Uranus).

And here’s a fabulous story about Healing the Ixionic Self-Hate…

Right out of Brandon Bays’s playbook!


March 23, 2015

zinn8439bpZinnwaldite from the Zinnwald or “Tin Forest” on the border between Germany, Poland, and Bohemia.  A complex Potassium Lithium Iron Aluminum Mica, it’s the most Liberating mineral I know of.

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For the last few days and the next few hours (till 8am PDT March 23, more or less – see for other time zones), the dwarf planet Ixion is Strong (Stationary turning Retrograde).  Ixion is about Healing the Self-Hate that we’ve developed as a result of seeing ourselves through the eyes of the rules and Expectations that our Culture and Families of Origin have had for us.  In the Unconscious there is no negation, only dimension, so Good is the same as Bad, and Up is the same as Down.  It’s the Coin thing – when we get stuck in the Dualistic mind, we need to remember to Attend to the Coin rather than heads Either/Or tails.  So if on the Soul level we want to develop a particular Skill in a Lifetime, often we choose a Family of Origin that will suppress that Skill in us.  That way we can’t help but end up paying a lot of Attention to the Coin, and once we flip out of Duality, the Skill can bloom.

Of course, along the way, we can’t help but notice that we’re good at this Skill, but since everyone else hates it, and we’re it, we must be hateful.  Then, once we flip out of basing our Identity on how well we perform, and start to Attend to Yintegrity instead, one of the Portals we have to pass through is Healing this Self-Hate.  Sometimes the death of a parent can feel Liberating, because the external voice of Expectation has stopped.  Or when we move to the other corner of the country, or even a different country.  But of course we’ve internalized the voice, and we still need to deal with that.

It’s becoming obvious that the future of Healing is converging on the notion of clearing negative epigenetics out of individual cells, and these Skill-suppressing rules and Expectations – which have become Self-Hate – join Trauma, Karma, heavy metals, and toxic chemicals as flavors of negative epigenetics.  Genetics is about the Genes we got passed down to us from the Ancestors; epigenetics is about which of those Genes gets switched on or off by our environment.  Genetics is “Nature,” epigenetics is “Nurture.”  Turns out Nurture is the stronger of the two, because with the right techniques we can manipulate our Genetics.  A while back we mentioned Nilima Baht and her Cancer-Healing meditations, for instance…

We’ve been using meditations #5 and #6 with success, along with the “Truth Yantra” (mandala) that she links to at the bottom of the page.  The other meditations sound intriguing as well, especially #4, since March 22 was International Day of Water, but I haven’t tried them yet.  Now it turns out a book with a comprehensive description of these Healing processes has fallen into my lap, The Journey, by Brandon Bays.  On p.156 she quotes Marianne Williamson, from Marianne’s book A Return to Love

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous’  Actually, who are you not to be?

“You are a child of God.  Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.  There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you.  We are meant to shine, as children do.  We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.  It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.  And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.  As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

And on p.110 she quotes W.B Yeats…

“We can make our mind so like still water that beings gather about us to see their own images, and so for a moment live a cleaner, perhaps even fiercer, life because of our quiet.”

You know what it feels like to be in the presence of a Saint. 

Like the Butterfly in China who, flapping her wings creates a tiny vortex that with resonance can grow into the Hurricane of Chaos Theory, we can create our own microclimate of Freedom and Power and Ecstasy.  When enough of us flap our wings, when fifty of us move beyond 8-by-10 color glossies and start a movement, or a hundred of us start washing the glyphosate off our food-like substances, we can create our own Yintegrity-Storms to counteract the Fear-Storms that the Lizards send out.

The Ixion discovery chart has many Strong features, but the Strongest is a Winged Yin Gate focused on Ixion itself, which is Conjunct Pallas and Quaoar.  Ixion is Retrograde at Sagittarius 6, “A game of cricket,” and the Winged Yin Gate is in the first Decanate of the Signs.

A Yin Gate is a Golden or Mystic Rectangle with planets at the Midpoints of the shorter sides of the Rectangle.  The Midpoint planets receive overlapping Yods from the corners of the Golden Rectangle, forming an XX pattern.  The Golden Rectangle is driven by the Oppositions between the corners.  The Yin Gate is driven by the Yods.  A Winged Yin Gate forms when a Kite overlays the Gate, so that the top of the Kite is one of the Midpoint planets.  A Winged Yin Gate is driven by the planet at the top or Focus of the Kite, as abetted by the other Yod and the Oppositions, and of course the Grand Trine.

In this case, Ixion rules his own Discovery chart, with co-rulers Pallas (Boundaries) and Quaoar (Law-Giving).  The tail of the Kite (ie, focus of the second Yod) is Sun-Saturn (Laser-Like Focus).  Self-Sovereignty, with little compromise, in other words.  The Oppositions in the Mystic Rectangle are the Nodal Axis (Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going) and Vesta (Belief) Opposite a Conjunction of Pholus (Over-Reponsibility and Blame) with Hylonome (Grief unto Ego Death).  Even less compromise.  The Wings, or other corners of the Grand Trine in the Kite, are Neptune (Culture, Material Confusion, Spiritual Clarity) and Haumea (Rebirth).

The Kite in a Winged Yin Gate fills four points of a Grand Sextile, and a Mystic Rectangle fills four points of a different Grand Sextile, in the same degrees.  In this case the Kite is Dynamic, and the Rectangle Dynamic.  There is a fifth point in the Magnetic partial-Grand-Sextile, Chariklo (Charm and Beauty), leaving a powerful Vacancy at 6 Pisces, “A parade of army officers in full dress.

Another prominent Configuration in the Ixion discovery chart is five-sixths of a Dynamic Grand Sextile at the Midpoints of the Signs.  The Vacancy is 18 Libra, “Two men placed under arrest.”  The extant planets are Pluto, Lilith Conjunct a Stationary Uranus, Venus Conjunct Eris, and the Vertex.  A Grand Trine is nestled into three of the other six Sign Midpoints, between an Out-of-Bounds and Stationary Makemake, an Out-of-Bounds Nessus, and a Stellium of Sedna, Moon, and Juno.  Were it not for the Winged Yin Gate, we’d call Makemake the ruler of the chart.  The Yod to Makemake has a base of Lilith-Uranus (Yindependence and Yintegrity) Sextile to Venus-Eris (Walking in Beauty and Exposing Denial).  That’s a very powerful Yod.


March 21, 2015


In a few hours (8am PDT March 21; see for other time zones) the dwarf planet Eris (Exposing Denial) Initiates Mars (Action), at 23 Aries, “A pregnant woman in light summer dress,” starting a new two-year Cycle.

It’s going to be hard to hide things for the next couple of years, so we may as well start practicing forthrightness now.  I mean, speaking our Truth is a big part of  the Yintegrity work we’ve been doing for that last few years anyway.  Several times lately, when I would usually have just kept quiet so as not to waste more time on those old arguments and judgments again, expecting someone to criticize, I’ve decided, okay, it’s Yintegrity time, I better speak up.  And when I did, the expected criticism didn’t arise.  Time to examine all of our Expectations, invoke our Curiosity, and try out more Truthspeaking than we otherwise would.

You know how much you’ve Changed in the last three years – give other folks a chance to demonstrate how much they’ve Changed.  Expecting Others to continue to lead with their Limiting Beliefs just keeps The Shift underground longer.  In this new province, we’ll all be better off agreeing to disagree than by continuing to pretend not to disagree.  Which implicates our Actions as well.  Since we’ll have a hard time hiding the results of our Actions, we may have to consider the consequences before we Act, rather than after.

You may remember that Plutoid dwarf planet Haumea (Rebirth) Opposed Eris not so long ago, a Blooming of their 1831 “Big Bear sitting down and waving all of its paws” Initiation.  They’re still only half a degree from their Opposition.  What if one manifestation of this Big Bear is Racism.  Brazil forbade Slavery in 1831, and opposition to Slavery in the US began to heat up then.  In many ways Europe is living with the delayed consequences of its Colonialism and the Racism embedded in it.  India’s dealing with deep-seated Sexism.  We could even extend that to Inequality of all manner, including the Mass Extinction we’re in the middle of Co-Creating.  We could see this Cycle as the Birth of the end of Denial around Inequality.  There’s an about-to-become extinct species, sitting there waving its paws, “Yoohoo, I’m here too.  Don’t forget me”

The Plutoid dwarf planet Ixion (Unbridled Desire) makes a Trine-Sextile Bridge across this Opposition.  Another side of Unbridled Desire is If you ain’t got nothin’ you got nothin’ to lose, which is the position many victims of Inequality are increasingly finding themselves in, making their rebellion harder to stop, and making embedded Inequality harder to continue to Deny.  The Haumea-Ixion Sextile is also the base of a Finger of God pointing at the probably dwarf planet Sedna (Fear and Actions perpetrated under the influence of Fear).  While Pluto takes 250 years to orbit the Sun, Sedna takes 11,400.  It’s waaay out there, and what little is known about it suggests that it’s unlike other dwarf planets.

So we’re looking at Actions perpetrated under the influence of Fear becoming harder to hide and find excuses for, and bringing Xenophobia out into some degree of Consciousness where it can be examined as something a bit more consequential than a camp song on a fraternity bus.  Power is obviously involved here, but does Power evolve as a response to Fear?  Is Power necessary when there is nothing to Fear?

The final link to Mars-Eris in our map of March 21 and the two years to follow is an Octile (Rebalancing) to Neptune (among other things, Culture).  The Quintile (Learning) from Neptune to Pallas (Boundaries) is the base of the Quintile Yod (Pay Attention to Learning This) pointing at Juno (the Edges of Consciousness).

So there may be hope for Racism, Colonialism, Sexism, Egotism, Species Extinction, and other forms of Inequality and Exploitation, to come up into Consciousness here.  In the Unconscious, they can only be the subjects of Rhetoric and Distrust.  As they move toward Consciousness, they invite examination and revision.