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Fear and Doubt

April 22, 2017

These are likely to be our Demons for the next several weeks, as the Yin Gate between Sappho (Becoming Aware of Self-Doubt) and Sedna (Becoming Aware of Fear) has re-formed.  Here’s how the Yin Gate and its enclosing Golden Rectangle look at the 26 April New Moon…

I’ve put the Yin Gate and Golden Rectangle in bold lines, and the auxiliary Angles in lighter lines.

The Golden Rectangle is the blue box with the red X connecting opposing corners, and the Yin Gate is formed by the red line bisecting the box and making two green X’s in each half.

In a nutshell, the meaning is that we’re being Challenged to Embrace our Fears and use the Energy hidden in them to fuel the next increase in our Self-Love.  In other words, whatever we Fear is likely to be Lit Up so we can practice being Loving with it, and we’re likely to be Feeling Anxiety around any issues where we Habitually Feel Inadequacy.  It’s all about Getting Conscious of those Dramas and Arenas in our Life where we still have some work to do, so we can know what to do and do it.  So we can “Raise our Vibration” in other words.

Abuse

April 20, 2017

Abuse and Trauma can take a lot of different forms.  Watch closely on 21-22 April for any signs or Memories of Abuse, as we will have a prime Opportunity to Let Go of Abuse.  Before we suggest how to take advantage of this Opportunity, let’s suggest what to look for.

As we say, Abuse can take many forms.  Uninvited Sexual Attention, Violence, and Bullying are the most obvious, but lack of Respect, lack of Recognition, and Power-Over in general are all Abusive.  Teasing is Abusive.  “Mild” abuse, to the extent that there is such a thing, when Chronic or Repeated, can be just as Damaging as major Trauma.  Notice that Chronic and Repeated lack of Respect, lack of Recognition, and Power-Over are central to the Patriarchy.

Without “Blaming the Victim,” when we as Receivers of Abuse, refuse to Accept it any longer, the Abuse Paradigm will collapse.  We may not be able to do that all at once, since most of us “Survive” on Money, and most of the Money is controlled by the Patriarchy.  But most of us can make small steps in the direction of Refusing to Accept Abuse while maintaining our Safety.  By PIAVAing Creativity, we may also be able to take incrementally larger steps over time.

Sooner or later the other 99 Monkeys will join us, and Abuse will fall away completely.  In the interim, we want to Become Aware Of, and PIAVA to Modify, any of our Patterns of Consciously or Unconsciously Accepting Abuse.  Moving beyond our Safety can lead to Losing Ground, so it’s important that we PIAVA and Choose Pattern Modifications that Preserve our essential Safety.

At the same time, strive to Become Aware of, and PIAVA to Modify, any of our own Patterns of Consciously or Unconsciously Perpetrating Abuse.  That can even include Judgment.  Even if they aren’t Sensitive enough to detect it, your Judgment will be an Abusive blow to the Energy System of those you Judge, even as it warps your own Aura

Don’t miss the fact that Self-Judgment is Abuse, potentially the worst kind of Abuse, because it prevents Self-Love, and Self-Love is a critical step toward Liberation.

Remember that Karma is Dead.  The next small step that we take toward Self-Sovereignty and Self-Love and Power-With could be the last step standing between us and Freedom.  Make room for that Possibility in your PIAVAs, and preface them with “Poor Sweethearts” for your Fear.  Use the Instant-Feedback property of Theta Healing to scope out your Actions in advance so you can Choose Effective and Safe Actions.

That’s a pretty high-level summary of the Issues; feel free to Ask Questions via Comments; I’ll keep them all Confidential.

So, why are we suggesting all this?  

Centaur Nessus symbolizes Abuse and Privilege. Abuse and Privilege are opposite sides of the same Coin.  The dwarf planet 2007 OR10 represents irruptions of material from the Unconscious.  Both of these are Conjunct the South Node, which represents the Unconscious Habits we brought into the current Lifetime with us.  This has been true for a while now.

This weekend, the Moon crosses this trio, Lighting them Up.  The influence is likely to be most Intense between about 10am PDT on 21 April and 4am or so PDT on 22 April, but any of us could feel it more broadly than that.

Asteroid Lachesis, symbolizing the Length of  a Timeline or interval between Ego Deaths (which can be so severe we’d “rather die” or so mild we hardly notice them), is nearby.  The presence of Lachesis implies that we may be able to shorten the chord between us and a Habit of Accepting or Perpetrating Abuse.

Meanwhile, the North Node that represents our Mission or Destination in the Lifetime is Conjoined by asteroid Karma itself, and by dwarf planet Orcus, which symbolizes Oath-Breaking.  Acceptance of Abuse often has its origin in an Oath at some point, where we Vowed to Accept Abuse in order to avoid what we regarded as worse punishment.

Mars (Action, Anger. potentially Violence) makes a T-Square (Challenge to Mastery – the red triangle pointing at Mars) across the Nodal Axis (the long red line angling upward to the right) and the Stellia (groups of 3 or more planets, not to be confused with Stella! though the meaning is similar) on each end.  This could easily amp up the Intensity of our Memories or Experience or both.  

It’s easy to Conflate Memory with the Current Moment, so be Aware that this weekend we may Experience Abuse more Intensely than it nominally is. This is what we mean when we say that Karma is a “Paper Tiger” – the appearance of a repetition of what we despise, which creates an Emotional Reaction inside of us that Feels like the “Real Thing.”  Think Southeast Asian Shadow Puppets, or Plato’s cave.

However, look at the big blue triangle also pointing at Mars.  This is a Grand Trine (three planets evenly spaced around the Zodiac), representing Big Grace and effectively erasing the Challenge in the T-Square – if we’re open to it, this combination can simply take us straight to Mastery “without passing Go”.

The other two corners of the Grand Trine are dwarf planet Makemake (Manifestation) and asteroid Nemesis (Ego Death).  An Ego Death as part of a Grand Trine is highly likely to be one of those Ego Deaths that we “hardly notice.”  Makemake in the same Configuration implies that we may be able to use this Energy to eliminate Self-Sabotage, potentially permanently.

Notice also that the Mars T-Square is actually part of a Grand Cross (the red square with the X or + in the center, symbolizing the ability to juggle multiple diverse processes at once).  And Opposite Mars is the asteroid Sappho, symbolizing Self-Love.  

Sappho also makes an (upside-down) Kite out of the Grand Trine, and the planet at the “top” of a Kite (even if it’s temporarily upside-down; it’ll be right-side up in twelve hours) rules the whole Configuration.  The implication is that in this chart Self-Love can easily “trump” the Acceptance of Abuse or Privilege.

Notice also that the Sun and Mercury form a Trine Bridge across the Nodal Axis (the blue lines connecting to Sun-Mercury).  This is another Gift of Grace to reduce the Stress that would otherwise be involved.

Finally, notice the two green arrowheads or Fingers of God, pointing at Sun-Mercury and Makemake.  A Finger of God says “Pay Attention!”  Here they advise us to Pay Attention to Analyzing what’s going on (Mercury), and to the Outcome we’d like to Achieve (Makemake).

An additional subtlety: notice that Sappho is, barely, back within three Degrees of Sensitivity to Opposing dwarf planet Sedna (Fear).  Sappho is Retrograde (the “R” next to it), so it’s moving into the Opposition.  This is the beginning of the Re-Formation of the Sappho-Sedna Yin Gate that we worked with last month.  We’ll dissect that soon, as it’s barely starting.

However, what it means is that we are Learning how to Accept, Stand Up to, and Lovingly Embrace our Fear, in the process replacing it with Self-Love.  If “Poor-Sweethearts” don’t convert our Fear into Courage, Tapping or Kegels will.  There’s no need to take unnecessary risks (Safety First), but unless you’re in Grave Danger, remember that what you most Fear is very likely to be a Paper Tiger.

Karma-Chariklo-Pluto V

April 18, 2017

There’s excellent guidance on Transformation and Manifestation, and much other intriguing material, at…

 https://www.mynewsletterbuilder.com/email/newsletter/1412971090 

The day after the Pluto Station, on 21 April, the Sappho-Sedna (Self-Love “versus” FearYin Gate forms again, till mid-May.  Coincidentally, I’ve just had the opportunity to read Marilyn Raffaele’s 9 April Channeling, which Marilyn Channeled during the Mercury and Hylonome (“Coyote”) Stations – see  https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/full-moon-the-rest/ .

Marilyn’s Wisdom applies equally well to our current Pluto-Station Transformation and the opening Yin Gate.  Here’s a sample…

“Men and women who have lived lifetimes with closed hearts blocking the full expression of the Divine Feminine energies, will find the awakening process to be a confusing and painful time because they have built their identity and self worth upon the myths of the masculine being more important than the feminine.  However, the process of opening the heart can only begin when one realizes that it is closed.

“Some examples of the personality traits of men or women who have limited themselves only to the masculine are; taking charge of every situation whether or not it is their place, dominating and feeling the need to always tell others what to do, considering self’s opinions and beliefs to be the only correct ones, and holding the attitude of ‘my way or the highway’ regardless of the feelings, needs, or beliefs of others.

“Men and women can also be overbalanced with feminine energy which manifests as a person who consistently defers to others in the belief that they are either not worthy of having opinions and choices, or not capable of independent thinking.  Because of these beliefs they consistently give their personal power to others.  Often they are those who overtly and emotionally ‘love’ everything and everybody in false and often irritating way because there are no qualities of the masculine bringing in balance.”

She covers a lot more in this Channeling, and it’s all Relevant, Intriguing, Illuminating, and Important to our Process.  As I write this you can find it on her website at…

 http://www.onenessofall.com/newest.html 

But it’ll be overwritten (and hopefully moved to her “Archive”) at her next Channeling.  You can find a more permanent copy at…

https://roserambles.org/2017/04/10/the-arcturian-group-the-energies-of-the-divine-feminine-masculine-april-10-2017/

or an audio of the Reading at…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSL-xVFV2Ww 

I don’t know if that’s Marilyn’s voice or someone else’s.

Tsavorite, a green form of Grossular Garnet colored by Vanadium,  http://www.jbuss.com/rockindex2.htm#grossular , echoes many of our relevant themes.

Karma-Chariklo-Pluto IV

April 18, 2017

The Pluto Station Configuration is simpler yet, though simple doesn’t always mean easy.  This Configuration is a Tricolor – you can probably figure out why we call it that.  That last Square Fez was actually two interlocking Tricolors, and we hinted at the similarity in interpretation processes.  This Station is Exact at 6am PDT on 20 April in 20 Capricorn…

The Major Tricolor is a Square (red, meaning Mastery through Challenge), a Quincunx (green, Curiosity), and a Trine (blue, Big Grace).  We can also have a Minor Tricolor, where a Sextile (a shorter blue line, Little Grace) replaces the Trine.  The approach we use is that by moving our Attention from the Challenge in the Square to the Curiosity in the Quincunx, we Trigger the Grace in the Trine.

These are some pretty hefty players – Pluto (Transformation), asteroid Juno (Moving into Consciousness), Jupiter (Amplification), and dwarf planet Chaos (Unlimited Potential).  Together these represents a Big Leap in Consciousness.

Let’s start with the Challenge that we can Choose to “ignore” – that is, Allow it to happen without our contributing Frustration – by focusing on the Curiosity.  While we aren’t talking Resurrection or the Ships Landing, Juno is really a rip in the Veil.  Not the Big Veil that protects our narrow Cultural view of Reality by hiding the Other Side and the Faeries and the Visitors, but the Big-to-Us Veil that protects the Ego from invasion by Awareness that our Limiting Beliefs are, well, Limiting. 

I’m sure you’ve heard of Pluto as Lord of the Underworld, so in that sense we are talking about the Other Side, but Pluto the planet is more about Ego Death than Physical Death – that is, Ego Rebirth, which since the Ego is nothing if not Relentless, is preceded by an Ego Death of one sort or another.  It doesn’t have to be Traumatic, but it’s usually disruptive.  Welcome disruption at times,  if we’re ready for it. 

As you probably remember, we regard our Species to be driven 99% or so from the Unconscious, and 1% or so from the Ego, or Conscious Choice.  The Unconscious operates on us through a collection of Archetypes, which are a constellation of Beliefs, Behaviors, Emotions, Thoughts, and Forms.  Miracle Healings are possible because Archetypes can have Physical Form, so Letting Go of an Archetype can Transform our Physicality.

Operating under these Archetypes is, virtually, operating in Trance.  And Pluto is about Changing Trances.  If you have a Strong natal Pluto, you Change Trances as easily as changing your clothes, though less often.  Folks with a Strong natal Pluto Feel like they’re living many Lifetimes in one, as each chapter in their Life is distinctly different from the previous chapters, with sharp distinctions between them.

Transformation is the keyword that best fits Pluto, and we often play with the word as Trance(Re)Formation – Forming a New Trance.  When we have a sharp break in our Global or Cultural Timelines, like the start of a new World War or Civil War, or a disruptive “Black Swan” economic event like a Brexit, Pluto is usually involved.  We get a “New Normal” and meet it with a New Trance.

So just the fact that the Pluto Station Conjoins Juno is pretty profound, as a rip in our Personal Veil is likely to be joined by turnover in our Ego.  On the Global scale, it may be no accident that there’s a new Loose Cannon on deck.  And now our Challenge is that on both levels Jupiter isn’t likely to let it be a minor event soon forgotten.  This is the Challenge we’d just as soon Allow to happen on its own, without our messing it up any more than is necessary.

So we move to the Quincunx between Juno-Pluto and Chaos, which is – by definition rather than hyperbole – literally mind-blowing.  Chaos is out there where Sylvester lives, Granny isn’t home, Tweety’s cage just got blown apart, and Tweety ‘R’ Us.  So an excellent PIAVA to express our Curiosity might be “I Wonder how the devil we’re going to Survive this!”The yang form of Creativity is all about Mechanism – How to get it done.  The yin form is all about Result – What We Want.  In order to pull off a clean yin Manifestation job, we need to Avoid thinking about Mechanism, and let our Intuition guide us step by step.  That’s how we Create Miracles.  So we aren’t talking about the sort of Curiosity that Responds with “Well, maybe this will work…”  We’re talking head-scratching, slack-jawed Wonder, as in “Well, Glory Be!  Look at that will ya!”

The trick in “I Wonder how we’re going to Survive this” (the “How” is figurative, we aren’t addressing Mechanism, but Outcome) is that it gives a Suggestion to the Unconscious (which is very Suggestible) that we will, somewhow, Survive.  That’s very different from fretting about whether our radiation shield is working, or that our customers are now foreigners.

Since the Grace is available, why not Receive it!  Jupiter Trine Chaos is even Bigger than Jupiter Square Juno-Pluto.  Juno-Pluto implies that someone left the front door open.  Chaos implies that the roof just blew away.  So if there’s so much Change afoot, why not use it to our Advantage.  Let it Clear Away all the detritus that won’t serve is in our new Incarnation. 

How to do that?  Focus on the ultimate Outcome that we Want.  Afraid we’ll Lose something essential?  Paint it into the post-Apocalypse landscape.  Better yet, how does that essential something make you Feel?  Add that Feeling to your post-Apocalypse Emotionscape.  Your Life is really all your Creation, so Go For It, and take the Easy way.

Karma-Chariklo-Pluto III

April 17, 2017

The Chariklo Station is just a few hours after the Karma Station, but they’re in different Degrees; the Chariklo Station is in 15 Capricorn.  Remember what we said last time about a Square Fez?  This one’s almost upside down.

We can be quick about a Fez by just interpreting the diagonal Quincunxes.  Quincunxes are about True Curiosity; not to seek an Answer, but to regain the sense of Awe and Wonder that we felt as Children when everything was New and Amazing.  

Why do we aspire to that?  Because our progressing Belief , as we grew older, that we Understand more and more, is an Illusion.  We live inside a birdcage, and the components of our Understanding are the bars on our cage.  It’s not that we Understand the World, it’s that we Limit our Vision.  

Mostly this is about Fear.  The Illusion of Understanding makes us Feel Safe, because we Believe we know how to Respond to most of what the World can throw at us.  Which is great until it isn’t.

One of the Quincunxes links Jupiter (Expansion) to Neptune (Material Confusion and Spiritual Clarity).  Spiritual Clarity is more about Trust or Faith than it is about Understanding.  Confusion means that the bars on our birdcage have come loose.  Can we tolerate that?  “I Wonder if I have enough Trust in my Self and the Universe that I can tolerate Confusion.”

Chariklo herself (Self-Confidence) Conjoins the Moon (Instinct, Manifestation) and Juno (the Edge of Consciousness).  There’s an Opportunity here to amp up our Ability to Create What We Want just by PIAVAing it.  When we’re able to “Feel into” as Dan and the Arcturians put it, What We Want, the odds go way up.  “Feeling into” is what a reader once called “Feelizing” as an alternative to Visualizing – PIAFA in other words.

When we have complete Confidence in our Ability to Manifest something, we interpret Hindrances as speed bumps rather than brick walls.  The other end of this Quincunx is Centaur Asbolus.  The Mythological Asbolus was a Psychic whose chief claim to fame was in unsuccessfully  warning his fellow Centaurs that fighting would only bring their demise.  Which in itself is an interesting observation at this time.

It’s intriguing that this Quincunx is between two Centaurs, and the cosmological definition of a Centaur is a body orbiting between Jupiter and Neptune – while the second Quincunx is between Jupiter and Neptune.  Of course that’s “only” a Coincidence, as Robert Moss would say.  “I Wonder what this tells us.”

That’s the diagonal Quincunx approach.  We could also use a more traditional analytical approach – what are the two Challenges to Mastery or Squares (red lines)?

  • How do we Expand Access to our Unconscious Ability to Manifest Directly?  (Jupiter Square Chariklo-Moon-Juno)
  • Can we Intuit our way out of Confusion without sacrificing our Growth in Consciousness?  (Asbolus Square Neptune)

The Gift in the Configuration is the Trine (long blue line) – Expansion of our Intuition.  It would be great if we could just Expand Access to Manifestation and Intuit our way out of Confusion by Expanding our Intuition, but Expanding Intuition is an arcane process.  

One method I Learned long ago was “What if I did know?”  That’s works well as a Heuristic (Teaching device) but we have to be aware that Intuition and Certainty are uncomfortable in bed together unless we have a natural facility, or until we’re well trained.

Well, we’re dealing with the Edges of Consciousness, so we know PIAVA will be useful.  That’s where our Quincunxes aid us.  “I Wonder if I have enough Trust in my Self and the Universe that I can tolerate Confusion” and “I Wonder if I Trust my Intuition enough to Let it Lead me to Manifesting What I Want” may Liberate the Gift.

All of which means that we need to be mindful this week to catch ourselves when we’re Experiencing Doubt, Insecurity, or Confusion, as these are the impediments to Self-Confidence and Clarity about What We Want to Manifest and therefore the Gatekeepers to Self-Condidence and Clarity.  “You poor Sweetheart, you’re Feeling Doubt, aren’t you.  Would you like to talk about it?”

Karma-Chariklo-Pluto II

April 16, 2017

It’s been a long time since we saw a relatively straightforward chart, because it’s been a long time since all of the action hasn’t been happening in the last third of the Signs.  This week asteroid Karma’s Stationary at 3 Degrees, Chariklo at 15 Degrees, and Pluto at 20 Degrees – Pluto turning back just as it’s about to enter the 21-26 Degree zone that’s been so busy!

Not that there isn’t still a whole lot of Action in the last third of the Signs, it just happens not to be what’s Lit Up most Strongly this week.  Let’s start with the Station of asteroid Karma in 3 Virgo…

Not even sure what silly name to give to this Configuration.  Maybe we could call it an “Anchored Truss Bridge” or the like, as it’s certainly a Truss Bridge (two Trine Bridges – the blue lines – on the same side of an Opposition) across the Nodal Axis, with Makemake at least sitting on the beach below if not Anchoring the whole Bridge.

A Trine Bridge of course is a Boon, offering as it does an Easy Path across the Opposition.  A Truss Bridge is even better, offering two Easy Paths!  And when the Opposition is the Nodal Axis it’s a Big Boon, as it suggests Easy Paths for our long-sought Psycho-Spiritual Progress.  And having asteroid Karma Stationary on the North Node should be much Easier than having it Stationary on the South Node.

This is especially true with 2007 OR10 (a dwarf planet that hasn’t been officially named yet, so still goes by it’s discovery code – we usually abbreviate it “OR10”) sitting on the South Node, as OR10 is about Irruptions from the Unconscious.  In this case we can expect Irruptions of Karmic Material, so having that occur in the context of a Big Boon with the promise of Easy Growth is Huge.

Remember too that our usual associations of Karma as negative is a misunderstanding.  As Alan Watts famously said, our Good Karma is harder to Let Go Of than our Bad Karma, as we’re accustomed to thinking of Good Karma as, well, Good.  Karma is Inertia, and we can just as easily get stuck on “Good” Habits as “Bad” ones.  The Bane lies in Reacting to everything one way – even if we’re actually Making Love with Stella – rather than having Free Choice about how to Respond.

Habits and Archetypes are incredibly handy – we couldn’t drive a car without them, for instance.  We don’t Judge Habits.  We just Prefer not to let them enslave us, because they keep us from achieving Presence.

Our two Easy Paths are through Atropos – Endings, and through Mercury – Communication, Thought, Analysis.  In this case Analyzing might be useful, though in general whenever we’re dealing with the Unconscious, PIAVA will usually work better.  If we’re Conscious that it is us that grasps Karma rather than the other way around, then Ending Patterns is indeed Easier.

The Finger of God (green arrowhead) pointing to Makemake suggests that we will be able to Manifest What We Want more Easily if we take advantage of the Sextile (short blue line) at its base – between OR10-South Node and Mercury.  That would involve Understanding what the Unconscious Irruptions are all about.  

I know, Understanding is usually inferior to Intuition, but of course it’s ultimately Both/And – and always Responding one way is counterproductive, even if it’s superior in most cases.  Sometimes we want to mix it u just for the sake of mixing it up.

Now, let’s see what happens if we loosen our usual 3-Degree Sensitivity a bit and add asteroid Nemesis to the chart; Nemesis is 3.06 Degrees of Sensitivity from the Degree of asteroid Karma, …

Nemesis symbolizes Ego Death, so we might say that the Finger of God pointing at it tells us that Ending (Atropos) an Archetype (Karma) is Easier if we Pay Attention to facing down (Lovingly of course) the Ego Death.  

It also introduces a Square (red line) to Mercury, suggesting that Analysis could slow us down after all, if it rationalizes our Olde Ego – which Analysis is always likely to do, because it’s logic based on often-unstated Assumptions, and the unstated Assumptions are very likely to be exactly the Limiting Beliefs we’re trying to Liberate ourselves from.

So, are we Contradicting ourself here?  Be mindful that Contradictions are Either/Ors, while Reality is a Both/And.  Contradictions exist only in the mind of the observer, never in observed Reality.  So sure, we can Contradict all day.  We aren’t building a legal argument, we’re charting a Path into the Unconscious, where Paradox abounds and where Dualities are Illusions.

By the way, this second chart is a Square Fez, embellished with the Nodal Opposition across the center of it.  A Fez is shaped like the hat, here on its side.  The Square Fez has Squares (red lines) for sides; we could also have a Trine Fez, with blue lines for sides.  The essence of a Fez is in the diagonal Quincunxes (green lines, or True Curiosity) – Atropos-Nemesis and Mercury-Makemake.

The Quincunx always Asks us to PIAVA

  • “I Wonder what it would be like to End (Atropos) an Archetype with an Effortless Ego Death (Nemesis).”
  • “I Wonder if I can Manifest (Makemake) just by Thinking (Mercury) about What I Want.”

And then Change the Subject.  That’s probably an Easier way to Allow this Great Leap Forward to occur. 

Venus and the Full Moon

April 14, 2017

A reader comments on the Venus Station…

“WOW!  Those Arcturian channels are something else!  Exactly what I’m feeling –  transparency of emotions, no fear, regardless!  What a beautiful thing.  

“Yes, transparency and its not even diffiicult, its natural!  As an empath and telepath, it will be nice when the rest of the world moves to this same state.  Wow – these changes are more than we could ever have expected.  Thanks for being such a consistent guide post. :)  Hugs.”

And a good friend talks about their Experience of the Full Moon…

“I went into the living room and did yoga, then closed my eyes for 20 minutes of meditation.  At the ring of the bell, I opened my eyes – and looked directly into the eyes of a coyote.  He/she was lying on the porch, face inches from the glass.  He met my gaze with calmness, but looked weak, ill, possibly wounded though I saw no evidence of blood, possibly poisoned with cyanide or some other toxin.”

Coyote, Odin, Mercury – which was Stationary – all symbolize the same thing, the Trickster, the left brain’s Skill at Tricking us into Believing that we Understand, when all we’re doing is Closing the Doors of Possibility.

“He didn’t look rabid or in extreme distress, but he had a look of both concern and unconcern at the same time.  He looked into my eyes for a long time, then down as if feeling some internal pain, breathing rapidly as if from running a distance, breathing deeply from illness or pain.  I got up from the pad and he tried to get up too, but fell back, seriously weakened.

“I called a neighbor who runs an animal shelter.  No answer, but I left an urgent message asking for advice about who to contact.  I looked up all the wildlife rehabilitators locally and called several, all without response.  Wildlife Rehabilitation said they couldn’t handle large animals like coyotes and referred me to Fish and Game, which I know would simply euthanize the animal, or mindlessly shoot it.  

“I anxiously waited for a couple of hours, hoping to hear from my neighbor, meanwhile checking on the animal, who in the meantime had crawled to the side of the house by the car, partially hidden in the trees.  I had hopes the coyote would regain strength, knowing reporting to Fish and Game would mean disposing of the animal without sympathy.  I called again, trying to find advice.

“I checked just now and found the coyote had drunk from the pan of water I left on the porch, but had then collapsed and was dead. So I called Animal Control, and left a message, hoping they would return my call.  The animal might be needed for a necropsy for disease or poison as a matter of public and animal health.  Meanwhile I’ll avoid the carcass because of possible plague.

“I’m glad the animal came here knowing it was ill, hoping to find shelter.  I looked into it’s eyes in it’s last moments and felt such empathy.  It spoke eloquently.  I’m humbled by opening my eyes from meditation and gazing directly into the final gaze of this animal; it was a trusting gaze, a gaze of pain and at the same time of unconcern, of acceptance, of waiting for the outcome, anticipating death.  Perhaps I could muster such strength in my final moments.”

Hylonome was also Stationary.  Hylonome symbolizes Death and Grief, and Detachment from Archetypes.  The third Station at the Full Moon was Varuna, symbol for the Life Force itself.  My friend confided that a life-long friend of theirs had died two years ago, virtually in their arms, and Coyote came on what would have been their friend’s birthday.

Here’s a good tip from Dr. Kim…

http://drkimderamo.com/mindbody-tool-increase-energy-instantly/

Full Moon – The Rest

April 12, 2017

We don’t want to give short shrift to the 15 April Venus Station (3am PDT at 27 Pisces), so let’s finish up the Full Moon expeditiously.  Let me know if any questions come up.  Two other charts are fundamental to grokking the Full Moon, the chart of the Mercury (9 April 4pm PDT, 5 Taurus) and Hylonome (10 April 6am PDT, 9 Capricorn) Stations, and the chart of the Varuna Station (10 April 3pm PDT, 29 Cancer).

Here’s the chart of the Mercury and Hylonome Stations…

The big Grand Cross (red Square and Xes) and the two Grand Trines (equal-sided blue Triangles, which are actually Kites when we add the little triangles on one side of each of them) are the standout features.  I don’t think we introduced the Grand Trine earlier.

A “Trine” is the Angle between two planets that are one third of the way round the Zodiac, and the “Grand Trine”  is made up of three planets equally spaced around the Loop.  Put a fourth planet halfway between two of those, and you have a “Kite,” so named because that’s what it looks like.  A Grand Trine makes things so Easy that we refer to it as “Dumb-Luck Grace.”

The “best” charts are charts like this one, that contain major Motivation Configurations (Grand Cross) and major Grace Configurations (Grand Trines), because they Balance Work and Ease, so we neither exhaust ourself nor get lazy.

This is the chart of a highly Motivated Multi-Tasker who can learn how to Channel tons of Grace.  Grace is its own Master; until we Learn that others have their own Unique Skills, a Grand Cross often signifies Arrogance, as folks seem incompetent to us when they can’t do what’s Effortless for us.  The two Stations are both part of the Grace, not part of the Motivation, and the Complement one another very very well, being both in Earth Signs.

So we should be able to identify the Archeypes that we need to Let Go of relatively easily – don’t try to get hyper-analytical about it, just Ask your Belly what makes it Tense Up.

There are two Fingers of God, one pointing at Hylonome (Letting Go of Archetypes) and the other at Eurydike (Trust).  These are the two Energies that the Universe is Asking us to Pay Special Attention to.

The Varuna-Station chart is more assymetrical…

We can see the Grand Trine (big blue triangle) and two “T-Squares” (big red triangles pointing to the left and lower left).  A T-Square is half of a Grand Cross, and represents Mastery through Challenge.  We usually don’t appreciate the Mastery because we usually get stuck on the Frustration of the ongoing Challenge; we eliminate the Frustration by Paying Attention to how much Mastery we’ve gained.

All that Pressure (where the red and blue triangles converge, at the focus of the T-Square and a corner of the Grand Trine) focuses on asteroid Sappho, which symbolizes Self-Love.  We’ll be making our course Easier by exercising what Self-Love we’ve already Mastered, while we’re Learning more of it.

The other T-Square points toward a Stellium made up of Ixion (Our Forbidden Genius), Saturn (The Most Important Thing), Pholus (Taking Full Responsibility), Quaoar (Survival Instincts), and the Galactic Center (Instructions from Headquarters).  This is pretty serious; basically the Universe is telling us that we all need to get busy Taking Full Responsibility for Recovering our Unique Genius, or our Survival will be in Question.

But neither of these, Big as they are, is the dominant Configuration – that’s the Yin Gate, the two green Xs in the middle of the chart, enclosed in the blue rectangle, and intertwined with the red Ж (Cyrillic letter Zhe) in the center.  The bottom line of a Yin Gate is to Learn the Paradox represented by the central long red line.

Here that’s the Nodal Axis – the path of our Spiritual Progress during the Lifetime.  The Paradox involved here is that We Need the Skills Hidden beneath our Held (maximally resisted) Emotions (the South Node or earbuds at the bottom) in order to accomplish our Lifetime Mission (the North Node or stethoscope at the top).  That which we hate is our most Powerful tool, once we Learn to Embrace it.

 

Full Moon Configuration IV

April 11, 2017

Lets look at another Big Configuration that uses the Sedna-Mars-Ceres-Mnemosyne Stellium from the Full Moon segment of the Full Moon chart that we’ve just discussed, and the Eurydike asteroid from the Hylonome Station segment which we’ll map out soon,  This is a Grand Quintile

The Quintile or Fifth Harmonic is about Learning.  A Grand Quintile tells us that the Learning Lamp is Lit and burning brightly.  We put Grand in front of a Configuration when it fills up the Zodiac.

Unlike the “major” Angles, the endpoints of Quintiles don’t fall in the same Degrees.  360 divided by 5 is 72, or 2.4 Signs.  They’re often ignored because they aren’t as easy to spot as the multiples-of-30-Degrees Angles.

At a glance we can see that the weightiest corner of this Grand Quintile stands out like the proverbial sore thumb – the Sedna-Mars-Ceres-Mnemosyne Stellium.  (A Stellium is a group of three or more planets.)  So let’s start there.

With thanks to a reader for the Inspiration, we’ve decided that Our Response to Fear is a much better interpretation of Sedna than just Fear.  We could put any Fear-and-Anger-related interpretation we wanted on it, but the only valid reasons I can think of for interpreting it as Fear itself are naivete and Power-Over.  If I said we need to be Scared Shitless (Sedna) about Anger (Mars), would that serve us?

Now if someone is in serious Denial about their Anger issues, it’s possible that they could use this Stellium to Manifest that.  But who among us is there?  And would it actually be useful to suggest that?  No, it would be much more useful to say that we want to Be Mindful about How We Respond to Fear and Anger, and in particular Consider the Sustainability of our Actions (Mars-Ceres) in this context, and Look to See If Current Situations Remind us of Anything (Mnemosyne).

As Michael Roads suggests, if someone runs into the back of your car while texting, you should treat them to lunch.  His reasoning is that since there are no accidents, this must be one in a long Chain of Karmic Reactions, and by substituting a “random” act of kindness we Revert the ancient Spell.  So it behooves us to review every less-than-perfect event to see what the Chain might be, so we can Revert.

This is a Grand Quintile, so we can say that the Stellium is Collaborating with the other four elements to Teach Us to Be Mindful about How We Respond to Fear and Anger, Consider the Sustainability of our Actions, and Look to See If Current Situations Remind us of Anything, then Review the Circumstances of our Memories for Opportunities to Let Go of Repeating Patterns We No Longer Need.

And what of the other four elements?  It’s a Powerful collection – asteroid Eurydike (Trust), Jupiter (Expansion), Saturn (Attention), and Neptune (Material Confusion but Spiritual Clarity).  

  • Let’s start with the last, Neptune.  We’ve all been Learning and Practicing to Recognize Confusion and Reframe it as the Beginnings of Growth in Consciousness, right?.  We’ve been talking about that for years.
  • The paired “twins” Jupiter (Extroversion, Expansion) and Saturn (Introversion, Contraction) suggest that We’ll Be Learning to Make Our Boundaries Looser or Tighter on the Fly as We Learn to Become More Sensitive to Confusion, Fear, and Anger.  
  • And Eurydike implies that We’ll Be Learning to Trust our Instincts rather than our Opinions about What’s Going On Moment to Moment in our Lives.

All of which sounds like a fabulous Gift, as long as we’re Alert for situations that appear to be the Opposite of what we’ve suggested, as those will be the “Paper Tigers” that we can Choose not to React to.  

Karma is dead; all we need to do to Confront our Obsolete Patterns – which include any and all Patterns that don’t reinforce our Self-Love and improve our Quality of Life – is to Recognize them and Respond Differently then we’ve been Reacting since Forever.  Then, the next step is to build in Repetitions of exactly this, so our old Habits are completely Replaced.  If you’re Alert, it’s actually easier done than said.

Michael Roads (“365 Steps” email; see http://int.michaelroads.org/) gives us some Perspective…

“Freedom is not where you are, or even what you are doing; it is all based in your relationship with yourself.

“You could be on an island paradise, with every luxury at your fingertips, every wish fulfilled, but even all this luxury has nothing to do with freedom.  Most likely you would simply want more!  Freedom is truly based in your relationship with yourself.  

“If you Love yourself, you could experience freedom in a prison cell.  Your body can be confined, but not your spirit-Self; and freedom truly is a spiritual experience.  You can be free within duty to others, within a regular routine, within business, because true freedom is a within-self experience.  I also need to state that endless ‘wants’ curtail and limit any relationship with freedom.”

Full Moon Configuration II

April 10, 2017

There’s a second major Configuration in the Full Moon segment of the Full Moon chart, which we’ve emphasized with heavy lines here (same picture as last time, just different lines made bolder)…

The blue rectangle is a Golden Rectangle – sounds like a contradiction, but it’s blue because it’s all about Grace, and it’s Golden because the ratio between it’s sides is the Golden Ratio of Sacred Geometry fame.  It’s a Big Boon, motivated by the Energy in the two Oppositions (red lines) that make the “X” across its center.  

Miracles await us, in the form of Grace, when we Lovingly Embrace the Energies in both Oppositions.  It’s the sort of Grace and Miracle that we find when we plant Seeds in the spring in Sun instead of in the winter in shade, or when we point our kayak downstream instead of up – the Golden Ratio is about easy sailing with Nature rather than against Her.  So what are the Energies?

Vesta (Unconscious Beliefs) Opposite Pluto (Trance-Reformation).  Well, our Unconscious Beliefs are already Trances, so Reforming them should be easy.  But it’s not.  Our Unconscious Beliefs (aka Archetypes, Karma, Programming, Cultural Norms and Taboos) are enforced by Oaths, and in the best of circumstances Breaking Oaths creates Guilt.  Usually, the imagined consequences of such Big Changes seem far more dire.

If we’re still in contact with family members, they may enforce our mutual Unconscious Beliefs with all manner of Coercion, Insult, or downright Punishment and Abuse.  Our Culture may Abandon us, which is more than an Emotional issue.  When we Live in Community or Tribe, the interdependence is such that we may actually not be able to survive without the Group.  

Even if we can, and know we can, the Memories embedded in our Cells may still make it difficult.  This is why they did, and do, Walkabouts in Australia, and Vision Quests in North America, to Clear, through Experience rather than Understanding, the Archetype of Abandonment and Create a Body Memory of Personal Safety.

The other Opposition is between asteroid Klotho and a Mars-Ceres-Sedna-Mnemosyne Stellium (which is three or more planets clustered together).  Courage is more often described as “Feeling the Fear and Doing It Anyway” than it is as “No Fear.”  Ceres is about Sustainability, Mars about Effort, Sedna about Fear.  Mnemosyne is that Cellular Memory we talked about,

So, as with the Vision Quests and Walkabouts, this is about Creating a new Cellular Memory of Knowing that we can and will Exert Sustainable Effort to Confront what we Fear.  Klotho is Responsible for “Cutting the Cloth” or weaving the tapestry of a new Timeline or Lifetime.  Well, recall that Haumea Conjoins the Full Moon – this whole adventure is about Manifesting Rebirth.

So the second Opposition is about Building a New Life founded in a new Cellular Memory of Knowing that we can and will Exert Sustainable Effort to Confront anything and everything that we Fear.  This is not Understanding or Deciding, it’s Knowing.  Knowing means that we might remember back when we did Doubt, but we certainly don’t Doubt Now, and when we do remember we just chuckle at how silly we used to be.

So our two Oppositions create slightly different versions of the same Energies.  Notice the Finger of God (green wedge) pointing at Veritas-Chaos, which symbolizes the Truth of Unlimitedness, right in the middle of the Golden Rectangle.  So in case we didn’t get the message Let Go of our Limitations from the two Oppositions, the Finger of God tells us to Pay Attention to the Liberation that awaits us.

The second Finger of God points at Klotho, reminding us that this isn’t just about Achieving Liberation, this is about Founding a whole new Identity based on Liberation from our former Limits.