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Held Emotions On Climate Change

September 14, 2019

It’s a week early, relative to Greta’s 20 September Worldwide Strike,

but our Held-Emotions Festival also features Stations (Energy Peaks) of the two planets most involved in Climate Change – dwarf planet Quaoar (Survival Instincts) at 2pm PDT 14 September, and dwarf planet Pholus (Being Fully Responsive) 2½ hours earlier.  The Question then becomes, for the Planet as a whole, What Held Emotions Prevent its Denizens from Being Responsive to their Survival Instincts?  Here’s a very relevant perspective…

https://mailchi.mp/johnperkins/a-warning-from-the-past?e=49aada85ac

The Pholus-Quaoar Station chart, on the Cusp of Capricorn, is a complex one…

Being only two Degrees and two hours apart, we can combine their Station charts.  As Bob says (paraphrasing) How the Devil do we Pick Out what’s Most Important in a chart like that, and how do we Integrate it?  Which is an excellent question! 

I start like this, loosely in priority order…

  • Are there any Stationary (ie, Strong) planets?

Yes, we focus most of our Attention in this blog on the Stationary planets, because a planet’s Influence is generally at maximum when it’s Standing Still.  That means the Impact often Stands Out enough to be Noticeable to enough people to make it worthwhile to try to pick some Theme out of the infinity of Themes that compose the Vibration of any particular moment, that it’s worth the trouble to write astrology that says more than If you’re “an Ophiuchus,” Friday the 13th is your Lucky Day!  So yes, Pholus and Quaoar, the Climate Change Twins.

  • Are any planets Out of Bounds – that is, beyond 23 Degrees 27 arcminutes North or South Declination (the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, or the Latitudes where the Sun turns around and goes back toward the Equator, at the Solstices).  I don’t usually keep track of this except for special events and Natal charts, but it’s important, as the Influence of “OOB” planets is more prominent than the others.  We’ll be Learning all about that next year, when the Moon enters another eleven-year Out of Bounds Cycle, like it did on 11 September 2001.

Dwarf planet Ceres (Sustainability) moves Out of Bounds on 14 September, the day of the Pholus-Quaoar Stations.  As I say, I never would have noticed this if I hadn’t looked it up specifically for this paragraph.  Ceres stays OOB until mid-February 2020, implying that Climate Change will likely be taking a front seat until then.  After that, in March, the Moon starts going Out of Bounds again, which probably means that someone will inject Mass Fear (as with “9/11”) into the Atmosphere – the Antichrist’s War perhaps, and everyone will rush back to as close to “Business As Usual” as they can Achieve, probably Enforced with new versions or equivalents of the Patriot Act, if the Antichrist’s henchfolk, or the Illuminati in their stead, can get Organized enough.

  • Are there any Strong connections to the Nodes?  These are important to our Lifetime Journey from Karma to Mission, so in my book they’re Bottom Line.

Yes, but they aren’t in the Pholus-Quaoar Degree Zone, so they’re technically not part of this chart.  However, they’re very relevant in Time, because that’s exactly what our Overarching Stationary Saturn-South Node event is, namely the emphasis on our Held Emotions over all.

  • Are there any Big Conjunctions or Stellia (groupings of three or more planets)?  Conjunctions are tricky because we lose our ability to Discern any Difference between the two players since they’re Merged as One.  So our Habits of Anal-yzing the World by breaking it into pieces are no longer as useful as they were before.  Stellia make it even more complex.  This is actually a Teaching, because it gives us the Opportunity to Grok Synthesis instead of Analysis, if we’re Open to it.

Yes again – the Climate Change Twins being the prime example.  So, double whammy.  The fact that it’s Embraced in time by Saturn-South Node, another very Strong Conjunction that repeats only every 19 years or so (the more infrequently something happens, the less experience we have with it, and the more we’re thrown off by its recurrence), means that we’re going to Experience it very personally, as the elements of Climate Change that Trigger our own unique Past Traumas, are Lit Up for each of us.  These are still Transit-to-Transit events, not Transit-to-Natal, so we’ll likely be seeing Past Mass Traumas that are unique to us.

Pholus-Quaoar is an approximately 120-year Cycle, and irregular, so we won’t have Experience with their Merger more than once in a Lifetime, if that.  Their most recent Mergers were in 1902, 1799, and 1629.  Planets, particularly outer planets, dance around quite a bit rather than keeping on the straight and narrow.  When they orbit at different speeds, one can rocket past the other in a few days.  But when they travel at about the same speed, they can lollygag around together for years.  Pholus has an irregular orbit, and in the three previous events it was traveling fast enough that it finished its crossing of Quaoar within the year.  Now it’s out in the slow zone of its orbit, so its 3-Degree Dance with Quaoar lasts from 2013 to 2065!  Climate Change is not a flash in the pan.

For the current occasion, in their September confluence, Pholus-Quaoar is joined by Ixion, further compounding our inability to Anal-yze.  It can be helpful, though.  As we look to see how we Feel about Climate Change when we stop Allowing our Denial, it may reveal Held Emotions.  And when we look at How we might Respond to Climate Change as it affects us Personally, we may get clues about our Hidden Genius.  In the Fantasies that naturally Arise for you when you contemplate Responding to your Experience of Climate Change, which Superpowers do you use?

  • Naked T-Squares (not in a Grand Cross) – one of our most Difficult astroevents to deal with.

None here.

  • Naked Squares (not in a T-Square) – not as confounding as a T-Square but still plenty Challenging.

Hmm, yes, OR10 (Intrusive Memories) Square to Sedna-Vesta (Changing our Beliefs by Converting Fear to Power).  Interesting.  Listen for those Small Still Voices that may be slipping you Insider Information about what you Fear – and whether it’s one of those Karmic Paper Tigers.  And of course Fear is usually a Big, if often Undercover, part of any Held Emotion.

  • Zodiac-Spanning Major Configurations – Grand Cross, Grand Trine, Grand Sextile, Grand Quintile, Grand Septile, Mjölnir, Grand Octile, Grand Unx, maybe even a Grand Decile or Grand Novile (don’t recall ever seeing one of those, but I don’t look for them, and they aren’t easy to spot), Yin Gate, even Fezzes or Mystic Rectangles.  They’re a Big Deal because they Integrate a chart.

Just a Grand Cross here.  Grand Crosses are Balanced, each of the four T-Squares Complimenting the Others, so we don’t usually pay them a lot of Attention because they kind of take care of themselves.  Here we have Pholus-Quaoar-Ixion Opposing dwarf planet Chaos, Square to Mercury-Venus Opposing asteroid Karma Conjunct the Moon.

Notice that we could easily have made a Big Deal out of either of those Conjunctions; we didn’t only because we focus on the more Outer, Unconscious planets because the Unconscious Controls our Lives.  In my Experience, most astrologers focus on the Inner planets because the Inner planets are all about the Ego, and that’s what most astrologers focus on because it’s what most client-people Relate to.  No Blame, just a different focus.

Karma-Moon means we’ll be Emotionally fine-tuned on whatever’s going on, so a handy tool for Noticing and Embracing Held Emotions.  Mercury-Venus is Dangerous because the usual Infinite Loop between Thought and Emotion is even more Invisible than it normally is.  That kind of Mirrors Karma-Moon, obliquely of course, which again can be either Confusing or another crowbar for us to pry Open the Unconscious.  Confusion is always the first stage of Growth anyway.

Chaos (Unlimited Potential) Opposite Ixion-Pholus-Quaoar is intriguing.  It suggests that if we apply our Genius to our Relationship with Climate Change, we can use it as a Fulcrum to Lever us into 5D.  Look at it this way – as you contemplate what Life will be like after Climate Change, How Would You Rather Live?  The first stage of Manifestation is Projecting the Energy of what you want to Create.  So, excluding the Gloating, spend time Imagining How You’ll Feel when you’re Living as you Want to.

By the way, I just finished reading James Rickards’s recent book Aftermath, and I highly recommend it.  In it he explains very thoroughly how we got “here” (on the Edge of the End of Civilization), helping us have more Clarity about Where We Are, and cutting through all of the It’s Always Been This Way and This Time It’s Different propaganda that the mind uses to divert our Attention from the Likely.  One of the things he points out is that in a major Catastrophe, Civilized Behavior lasts three days.  After that, it’s Every Person for Themselves.  Unless you’ve built Resilient Local Community beforehand.

  • Diamond Stars (T-Square and Finger of God with the same focus) or Self-Resolving Challenges.

Yes, of the four T-Squares in the Grand Cross one of them is a Diamond Star, and it’s the T-Square to Ixion-Pholus-Quaoar.  That’s an amazing Gift.  It means that, for the moment at least, the Planetary Reaction to Saturn-South Node-Pholus-Quaoar is likely to be on-Balance Positive.  Such as Greta Waking Up the Adults to some degree perhaps.  The T-Square is on the base of Mercury-Jupiter Opposite Karma-Moon, and the Finger of God is from Sedna-Vesta Sextile Varuna.  The base of the Finger of God is the Web of Grace that makes the T-Square Self-Resolving.

Mercury-Jupiter Opposite Karma-Moon will make folks who unwillingly Encounter Greta’s Protest, Clearly Imagine their worst Apocalypic Fears, ie, it will get their Attention.  Meaning they’ll start to do something about it, or that they’ll reinforce their Denial?  Some of each of course, but as their Ixion Imagines their Superpowers, the former may Prevail.  Sedna-Vesta Sextile Varuna means they’ll Feel their Fear in their Body (Varuna), and may well (Sextile) Realize that keeping these Fears Unconscious doesn’t Serve them or their Community, and start thinking about Resilience – in the process beginning to Confront their Held Emotions!

That’s what Diamond Stars do for a Living – they’re Self-Resolving Challenges, an excellent Friend to have in a pinch.  We usually focus on the Nasty parts (Unfamiliar Stations, Challenging Squares) because we want you to be Aware that it’s not Personal, and to increase the odds that you’ll Notice any Grinding that your own Habitual ThinkingFeelingMonkeyChasingTheWeasel Loops are doing, and Bring it into Consciousness.  Maybe even Cancel, Neutralize, Upgrade.  Karma isn’t Personal, it’s in the Air.  Same with Emotion.  We just Personalize them.  Personalize Nirvana instead, K?

Same with the Goodies, the Grand Sextiles and the Diamond Stars.  Enjoy them, but don’t Personalize them.  They don’t happen because You’re So Great.  You’re so Vain, I bet you think this Transit is About You, Don’t You, as Carly almost put it.  No Blame, that’s just what the Ego does for a Living.  We just want to Bring that Fact into Consciousness where we can chuckle about it as we Enjoy it, keeping our chin horizontal instead of up our nose, just as knowing the Bummer Transits can keep our chin level instead of on our breastbone.  It’s a lot easier to see where we’re going when our chin is horizontal.

  • Repetitions – themes that repeat.

Like the prominence of both Lilith and Hylonome emphasizing Self-Sovereignty in the recent Moira-Station chart in the Saturn-South Node Degree.  Here, Mercury-Venus Opposite Karma-Moon Mirrors the Held-Emotion process

  • Bridges – Trine Bridges and Quincunx Bridges that help us Span Oppositions and T-Squares more Easily.

Yes.  Mercury-Venus Opposite Karma-Moon Trine-Bridged by Eurydike (Trust), Sedna-Vesta, and Varuna; and Quincunx-Bridged by OR10 (What was that?).  Chaos Opposite Genius-Response-Survival also Trine-Bridged by OR10 (Who said that?  What does it Mean?).

Varuna Opposite Eurydike (As we contemplate Disaster, do we Trust our Vitality and Superpowers to be up to the Challenge, or do we Feel Overwhelmed?) Trine-Bridged by Mercury-Venus, Sedna-Vesta, and Karma-Moon; and Quincunx-Bridged by Genius-Response-Survival, OR10, and Chaos – lots to contemplate there, even though we’re getting down to what are usually the lowest priorities.  In Truth there are no minor Angles; they’re all part of the Multifarious Unity.  While we start with what we think will be most Noticeable, you could start anywhere – for instance, you could just read the Unxes.

  • Vacancies – Almost-Complete Grand Configurations.

Important because they point out what We have to Contribute Consciously to make a chart function better as a Whole.  Here, Mercury-Venus, Varuna, Sedna-Vesta, Karma-Moon, and Eurydike form an Almost-Grand-Sextile, leaving 1 Sagittarius as the Vacancy that would Complete it.  Nothing trivial about a Grand Sextile, even if we have to Work at it.  1 Sagittarius is “Retired army veterans gather to reawaken old memories.”

  • Other non-Zodiac-Spanning Configurations such as Quintile Yods or Septangles or the like

Don’t see any here, though they aren’t always easy to spot.  Wait, there’s a Quintile Yod to Uranus (Soul) from Mercury-Venus and Ceres.  Quintile Yods are Teachers.  We can Learn to Sustain our Connection to our Soul by untangling the knot in our Thought-Emotion noose.

  • Naked Fingers of God (not in a Diamond Star).

These can Light Up planets that at first glance don’t seem Central to the chart, but which are probably important.  Here, Varuna and OR10, as we’ve seen.

  • Tricolors – Square-Quincunx-Trine (red-green-blue) Zodiac-filling Configurations.

There are several in this chart, but we usually don’t interpret them unless there are no or few other Configurations occurring, because they’re complex to interpret (the Square-Challenge can be Resolved-Trine by staying Open to the Curiosity-Quincunx) and the likelihood of being Understood seems small.

For instance, we can be Liberated from the Naked Square that Challenges our Sedna-Vesta Fear-Based Beliefs through our OR10 Intrusive Memories (like the Sméagol-Gollum Gestalt session in the recent post Held Emotion II) by Holding Open our Curiosity-Quincunx about the Interaction between OR10 Intrusive Memories and our insidious Mercury-Venus Thought-Emotion Loops in order to Trigger the Grace-Trine between our Thought-Emotion Loops and our Sedna-Vesta Fear-Based Beliefs.  That Trine may not be Lit Up otherwise, and it’s a Trine well worth Enjoying.

See what I mean?  It’s torturous.  If you know a way to simplify it, Lemme Know!

  • Naked Oppositions – Oppositions are always In-teresting, as Bugs would say, because they Illuminate the Religiosity in our Belief that Duality is Real.  We Believe that Contradictions are elements of Reality rather than Linguistic traps.  The Second Harmonic (Opposition) is The Priestess, Enforcer of the Narrow Path of Tradition that Distinguishes Right from Wrong.

Yes, here Varuna Opposite Eurydike – see Bridges above.

  • Any other Angles by themselves, irrespective of their Configurations, especially if they’re “Naked” (not in a Configuration at all).

For instance, the Unxes (planets one Sign apart) are amazing!  They’re about Pattern-Breaking, and they should make it Easy.  If we’re talking Karma, and we can identify a theme, we can wait for planets that might be involved in the theme to form an Unx.  Tackling the Karmic Pattern at that time should produce Boons.  We could well read a chart by just Interpreting the Unxes.

Here we have Ixion-Pholus-Quaoar Unx Eurydike – we can Break Patterns of Disrespecting our Superpowers as Fantasy.

Eurydike Unx OR10 – do we Trust those Intrusive Memories to be Clues about what we’re working on (here, Held Emotions), or are they just Irritating Disruptions.  OR10 Unx Karma-Moon – same deal, more Intense.

Varuna Unx Chaos – Do we Believe we can Heal Instantaneously?  I actually used Leave Now and Never Come Back to eliminate a troublesome physical irritation after writing the recent post Held Emotions II.

Chaos Unx Sedna-Vesta – Revealing our Fear-Based Beliefs that What We Want is Impossible or Unreachable.

  • As for automating the process, you’d have to do it with a Neural Net, where you enter each astrological element and each Interpretation, along with all the then-current news stream, and let the Net train itself, as has been done for Facial Recognition and Driverless Cars.  I don’t know how that would turn out.  Facial Recognition Neural Nets for instance think all Black people look alike, and Driverless Cars don’t recognize walking bicycles, standing fire engines, or perpendicular 18-wheelers in the road in front of them.  You could do it with Anal-ytical rules, but you’d lose all of the Interaction between elements.

As I mentioned before, for what it’s worth, in George Gilder’s new book Life After Google, he claims that it’s been Mathematically Proven that AI can’t replicate Intuitive Huper thought.  For what it’s worth.

Held Emotions Full Moon

September 13, 2019

There’s nothing specific in the 13 September 2019 (9:30 pm PDT) Full Moon chart about Held Emotions (aka Karma), but we’re still in the thick of the impending (18 September 2am PDT) Saturn Station (Prioritization) Conjunct the South Node (Held Emotions), so really everything in this time window is all about that.  The Full Moon chart itself…

is pretty straightforward – a Challenge (T-Square) to our Intuition (dwarf planet Asbolus T-Square the Full Moon) mitigated by Persistent Confidence (Trine Bridge to Pluto-Chariklo) and the strong suggestion that we get really Curious about how we might End Denial (Quincunx Bridge to Atropos-Eris).  Nothing Surprising there – how else might we get Access to our Held Emotions when they’re Unconscious?

Held Emotions II

September 12, 2019

Our initiation into The Most Important Thing Is to Embrace our Held Emotions (Saturn Stationary Conjunct the South Node) is the 12 September, 2019 (8:30 pm PDT) Illumination of the symbol for Respect for All Things (Station of asteroid Hopi) in the same 14 Capricorn Degree.  These Conspirators are joined by the symbol for Becoming Aware of the Need for Self-Sovereignty (dwarf planet Hylonome, Stationary until 21 September) in 11 Capricorn.  That’s kind of a Knife Edge, Respecting All Things Without Giving Away Our Power to Any of Them.

The Self-Sovereignty issue is greatly Enhanced by a Challenge (T-Square) to the Expansion of our Awareness (Jupiter) from the symbols for Self-Sovereignty itself (Lilith) and Action/Anger (Mars).  Most especially, we’re Instructed by these “Stars” to Take Action to Get Neutral about Our Anger at The People Who Have Taken Our Power When We Gave It To ThemWe’re Angry at the People who have Taken Our Power, but it is Us – Unconsciously – who Gave It to Them.  Most of the time this happens because our Programmers installed Holes in our Auras that they could reach into and Pull our Puppet-Strings.

Here’s the chart…

If you’ve raised or otherwise worked closely with Children, you’ve probably Unconsciously or even Consciously done the same thing – found a place where you could Manipulate them, usually through Shame, in order to keep them under Control.   Especially in groups, they can be a handful…

Manipulating others for your own Gain isn’t the Travesty that it sounds like – we all do it to some extent.  There are two problems that arise when you Manipulate Children with Shame.

First, that Hole in their Aura doesn’t Heal on its own.  It stays with them into Adulthood until – and if – they Discover it and Heal it.  Till then they’re Compelled to Give Their Power Away to anyone who Discovers their Puppet Strings, and to their Frustration and Anger – and Shame, they won’t know why or how.

And second, that Hole wouldn’t be there unless it was part of their Karma, which makes it more Difficult for them to Discover and Heal it, because it was embedded in the Unconscious before they were even born.  These Huper Lifetimes are worse than Gollum’s Riddles!

There’s another Configuration that Illuminates this whole process – the symbol for Fate and Choice (asteroid Moira) and the symbol for Oath-Making and -Breaking (dwarf planet Orcus) are Merged (Conjunct) in the Hopi Station chart, and they volunteer to Help us with this Discovery (along with asteroid Veritas [Truth], they make a Double Trine Bridge [Easy Crossing] across the Nodal Axis).

Until we become Conscious of our Karma, and the Hole(s) in our Aura, we stuck with our “Fate.”  Once we Become Aware of it (Hylonome), we have Choice.  We were probably between a Rock and a Hard Place, but at some point lost in the Mists of Time, we Swore an Oath, and we Obeyed it, we Adopted it as part of our Identity, perhaps as the Core of our Identity.  Habits become Unconscious through Repetition, and in subsequent Lifetimes the Repetition was well established, but the Oath was Forgotten.  Bingo, Karma.  To Convert Fate to Choice we need to Break the Oath.  But we’ve long since Forgotten what is was.

That’s a fine Story for 3D Linear Time, but as you know, Time doesn’t really work that way.  If you’re like me, for the last week your “Random” Memories have been popping up all over the map, with little “rhyme or reason.”  That’s Real Time, with Bleedthrough from whatever Lifetime (which our Creative Memory usually inserts into the “Past” in our Current Lifetime) dripping through seemingly unpredictably, though we can often Discern Themes.

Creative Memory makes it seems like all these Random Tidbits and Recurrent Themes are part of “Us,” and they become our Identity.  But again, it doesn’t really work that way.  That’s 3D Ego-Level “Us.”  Shift your Identity to your Soul, and it looks very Different.  Karma is Personal only to the Ego, not to the Soul.  On the Soul Level, when we Choose to Slum it for a while on Earth, we pick a Project we want to help the Planet with.  The Karma is in the Energy Field of the Planet.  Other planets may not even contain the moving parts that “our” Karma is made from.

We come here to Help Convert some aspect of the Planet’s Fate to Choice, by contributing Replications of Alternative Patterns.  With enough Reps, by ourself and Others, new Habits are built into the Earth’s Energy Template.  Epigenetics, it’s called when Personalized to the Huper Level.  Project that back through Herstory.  Hupers used to be in the Habit of starving to Death in a bad winter following a poor Harvest.  Then Volunteers like you came and organized ways to store Food from one winter to the next, and ways to move Food from one valley that had a fortunate Harvest, to another that didn’t.  New Habits.

There was nothing Ego-Personal about all that; it was “just” Souls monkeying with the Energy Fields.  Death is no big deal to the Soul, it’s just another Experience.  The advantage of staying Alive longer was to build greater Knowledge and Wisdom.  A Hunter or Forager or Farmer with fifty years of Hunting or Foraging or Farming in their Winter Count is far ahead of one who flames out at twenty years.  Of course that’s just a Story too.  We as Hupers don’t generally have the Bandwidth to actually Grok what’s really going on in Dimensions (and Dementias) that we can’t even See or Touch.  But the more Metaphors and Stories and Perspectives we have, the more we can Intuit.

So how then do we actually Help Extinguish this Planetary Karma?  What if we could gather up enough Passion, Focus, and Power to just tell it to “Leave Now, and Never Come Back!“?

It’s too easy to Forget that Karma is not Present Moment, it’s not Real.  It’s a Paper Tiger, a Shadow Puppet.  Sméagol had to repeat his New Anthem three times before it took hold.  Your Attachment to “your” Karmic warp in the Force, the one you came here to Help Convert, may be a little stronger; it may take you up to ten Reps to gather enough Courage, Commitment, Passion, Confidence, Focus and Power to Banish it Forever.  The sooner you start, the sooner you finish.

We could even make “Leave Now, and Never Come Back!” another silent partner in PIAVA.  In the next post we’ll look at the other side of the coin, Healing the Holes in our Aura directly.

TMIT Is Embracing Held Emotions

September 10, 2019

Yesterday’s Ixion (Forbidden Genius) Station was a big deal, and the 14 September 2019 Stations of Pholus and Quaoar (Responding to Survival Instincts) are huge for the likes of Climate Change and Extinctions including our own, all these (and the many other intervening diversions) are really just details in the Real Main Event, namely the 18 September Station of Saturn on the South Node.  Anyone who’s been here a while knows that we consider Saturn to mean The Most Important Thing (ie, “TMIT”), and the South Node to mean our Karma, most specifically our Held Emotions.

Held Emotions are those which “We’d rather Die than Feel,” probably because that’s what we were Feeling in a number of recent Past Deaths.  Every Past Life featured a Past Death, and physical Deaths are often unpleasant.  From the Perspective of the Immutable Soul though, every Death is just a Transition, albeit a usually difficult one.  We misinterpret Held Emotions, reading them as “We’d rather Die than Feel,” when the real issue is “We’d rather Die than Feel” – which is to say, the Ego – our Identity or We – has to Die if we want to move beyond the Blocks that our Held Emotions present.

Few of us are able to get beyond the Dualistic mind to begin to Grok our Multidimensional and Unitary Mission – why we took this particular Lifetime – as symbolized by the North Node.  But this “Dragon” (the other name for the Nodes) has a secret.  That’s why Bilbo risked getting toasted to sample Smaug’s Horde.  Hidden behind our Held Emotions are the Skills we developed in these Lifetimes where we Died so unceremoniously, and we cannot Accomplish our Mission without these Skills.  So it would be very relevant to aver that The Most Important Thing we have to do in any Lifetime, is to Learn to Embrace our Held Emotions.

In one version of the Sisiutl story of the Canadian West Coast, this Horrendous two-headed Dragon is famous for turning to Stone anyone or thing who looks it in the eye.  Not just Instant Death, but being Frozen in Terror till the End of Days.  No fun.  So how do we Overcome our Personal Sisiutl?  As Sisiutl approaches we Stand Still with our eyes closed, until He gets so close that his two heads, on either side of us, see each other, and it’s He who turns to Stone.

In other words, when these Horrendous Emotions arise, we Stand Still for them.  They aren’t Real, they aren’t Present-Moment, they’re Karma, ancient bundles of Terror dolled up in a Dragon suit, Paper Tigers, Shadow Puppets.  They become “Real” in the Present Moment only through our Beliefs and Expectations.  Nocebos, granted Life by our Projections.  If we can Tolerate the Presence of the Dragon, we can Embrace the Lost Child in the Dragon Suit.  By Embracing and Befriending that Lost Child, we Recover the Skills we need to Do What We Came Here To Accomplish.  It’s not about Heroism and Strength, it’s about Surrender and Vulnerability.

The immediate Energy is a Station of asteroid Hopi (Respect for All Things) that occurs 12 September (8:30 pm PDT) in 14 Capricorn, only ten arcseconds from Saturn.  In other words, what are you Judging, what are you Resisting, of what Energy are you the Victim?  These are huge clues.  If you wait till your Held Emotions come rushing in as pure Emotion, you’ll be Overwhelmed.  But if you take your Pet Peeves and other Fears, and turn them over in your hand, you may be able to sneak down that hidden tunnel to the Lair in the Hollow Hill, where your Held Emotions sleep, and catch them unawares.

Dwarf planet Hylonome also joins Hopi, Saturn, and the South Node.  Hylonome is about Self-Sovereignty.  So you can also look over the places where you Give Your Power Away, and Ask yourself Why you do that.  Not in the sense of What Triggers It, but in the sense of What Are You Afraid Of, Why are you Compelled to Give Away Your Power in these circumstances.

What Distinguishes our Karma from our everyday Bummers, is not just Repetition, but Unconsciousness.  When we start Shaking, or have a sudden unquenchable need for Chocolate or any other of our Addictions, or have a sudden need to Sleep, we don’t think, “Oh, there’s my Karma!”  We reach for the Chocolate or the Cider or whatever Stabilizes us for the few minutes that it does.  This Moment is where our Power arises and we Give It Away.  This is the Moment when we Want to Ask, “What’s this about?”  “What am I Resisting and Hoping to Avoid?”

Our Karma is Unconscious, so Plan-Execute-Analyze won’t work.  To get behind the Veil to the Other Side we have to use PIAVA instead – Prayer, Intention, Asking, Visualizing, Affirming, and all of the “silent” terms like Commanding, Wondering, Expanding (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava-review/ and https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava/).

Ixion, Forbidden Genius 3

September 8, 2019

As you watch this terribly relevant comment from Nikoletta, remember that we Strive for Both/And, not Either/Or…

You may not have realized that LSD is a homeopathic.  This one, thanks to joAnn, is long but well worth it, as like the Ocean, it helps us Distinguish our Forbidden Genius from our Ego…

The more we can Distinguish anything from our Ego, the better off we are.  Imagine what it will be like in 2037, when we have to, in order to Survive, Open the Floodgate to our Hidden Genius!  And of course what Elizabeth describes is just PIAVA, Surrendering Control to Source.  Like Nick says about Tapping, Try It On Everything.  The more we use PIAVA, down to the tiniest details of everyday Life, the more we’ll be ready for 2037, and 2020, and 2022.

The 10 September 2019 Station of Ixion is actually the Beginning of a rather meaningful Gauntlet.  Look at this series…

  • 12 September – Station of Hopi (Respect for All Things) in 14 Capricorn suggesting that The Most Important Thing is Self-Sovereignty from our Karma (Conjunct Saturn-South Node-Hylonome)
  • 13 September – Full Moon in 22 Pisces Challenging us to use our Intuition to Abandon Self-Doubt and Denial (Angles to Asbolus, Chariklo-Pluto, and Atropos-Eris)
  • 14 September – Stations of Quaoar and Pholus (Responding to our Survival Instincts) at 30 Sagittarius-2 Capricorn in a complex chart
  • 15-18 September – Station of Saturn Conjunct South Node (The Most Important Thing Is Clearing our Karma) in 14 Capricorn with much Expansion (Self-Resolving Square to Jupiter, Grand Sextile)
  • 21 September – Station of Hylonome (Self-Sovereignty) in 11 Capricorn in another complex chart

Ixion, Forbidden Genius 2

September 8, 2019

Here’s one of our Ixion poster children…

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/boris-johnson-is-busting-every-british-political-norm-will-it-work/2019/09/07/f0b47878-d021-11e9-a620-0a91656d7db6_story.html

The Dance between Pholus (Responding to…) and Quaoar (our Survival Instincts) on the cusp of Capricorn is the obvious indicator of Global Warming.  Ixion (Violating Cultural Norms to Respond) isn’t far behind…

Ixion and Quaoar move at almost the same speed, Ixion averaging about 1.44 Degrees per year, Quaoar about 1.25.  Pholus is much faster, averaging about 4.25 Degrees per year.  Pholus is in the process of Passing Quaoar, which is why we’re starting to Pay Attention.  Ixion won’t catch up with Quaoar until 2037.  Quaoar was the God who taught the Easter Islanders how to Survive after they had cut down all of their Trees.  Stuck as we are in the Patriarchy worshiping the Great Gods Profit, Greed, and Competition, we will probably have to wait until our current Ecosystem Fails Utterly before we wake up and start Begging Quaoar to Save us.  Yes, the Patriarchy is fading, but on a scale of Centuries, not Years.

The current Pholus-Ixion Cycle began January 2012, “Pelicans moving to avoid hupers” (19 Sagittarius).  The Pholus-Quaoar Cycle will restart February 2022, “Domesticated Birds singing joyously” (8 Capricorn).  The 2037 Initiation of Ixion by Quaoar is symbolized by a “Large Aviary” (28 Capricorn).  All Birds, moving from the Wild to the Zoo.  Birds are what remain from that other Great Extinction, the Dinosaurs.

“For modern people needing to grieve but having no culture in which to really do it, this older community of the wide beautiful fish-filled ocean is the water of all grief and will be as close to a tribe that listens as they’re probably going to get.  The great mother ocean will also begin to teach the griever to move away from thinking only humans have a consciousness.

“For people raised inside the stringent rigors of so-called rational thinking or the domination of a nonemotional society which not only doesn’t grieve but pays no heed to the greatness of praising, this prospect of grieving could be fear-filled.  After all, such people still have instincts, albeit trained instincts.  These instincts tell them to be reticent about anything that smells like grief because deep down below all that control, they know, when grief comes knocking at your door, it dresses and looks like someone your parents told you not to associate with: something wild and off the grid.

“They must know if grief is followed to its naturally designed direction, in order to get to where you eventually create beauty, you will, in the interim times it might take to go there, not be a hundred percent who everybody you know normally things you are.  If you actually begin to grieve, your normal personality will most likely submit a complaint to the ‘Bureau of Proper Restraint and Complacent Mediocrity’ set up in your mind by your mother when you were twelve, because your normality is no longer necessary when you love, grieve, and praise.

“It is true that grief is an interruption into normal life like the necessary swelling and opening of a seed for it to sprout and grow to full flower.  Whether we know it or not, human beings are relegated to the fact that without grief we can never grow ourselves into real people.  It is also true that real grief, fresh grief, is a form of drunkenness, an intoxication.  When grief does what it is meant to, it turns sorrow into an ecstatic, out-of-time inebriated symphony of the very direction of the divine who conducts all the natural symphonies of life’s symbiotic communities.”

“The business mind has to be sent out for doughnuts while the generous visionary heart kicks in.  It is a time of natural molting, where the armor of rational thought is pulled away long enough to give us the necessary space of time, in which we are open and unhardened enough to let our new vulnerable state and its soft new skin surrender to grief’s able handling of the rudder of our little ship of sorrow and loss.”

–Martín Prechtel, The Smell of Dust on Rain, pp.48-49.

All Losses must be Grieved, and Global Warming will result in huge Losses.  Will we continue to be Frozen by our Denial, or will we wake up to our Grief?   Let’s see what Brenda Hoffman has to say about this…

https://lifetapestrycreations.wordpress.com/2019/08/19/do-you-believe-youre-3d-or-5d/

“You no longer have the ability to pander to the needs of others.  This is something you have discovered over many months of trying to do so without the results you hoped for.  For those people you attempt to help may not do as you command or demand, and yet, they continue to ask for help.  Which results in your exhaustion and little or no change in their lives.  So it is you dropped into the 3D caretaking zone.

“You were once able to brush off such interactions for you were fully enmeshed in your 3D “helper” mode.  Now that you are no longer of 3D, such interactions merely exhaust you.  You are attempting to be in two worlds at the same time, and such is no longer possible.  Your caretaking role has become painful.

“But of course, those yet of 3D cannot understand your reluctance to tell them what to do or to listen to the same story for the 100th time with little evidence they want to change.

“So it is you are discovering your new path, sometimes inch by inch.  For listening to the woes of others used to be delightful.

“You continue to contend that you have not changed, that you are who you always were.  We beg to differ.

“Your direction, your joys, even your food preferences are changing daily.  But until you note something evident to all concerned, you will continue to believe you are just as you always have been.

“What difference does it make if you believe you are of 3D or 5D?  Your thoughts and beliefs create your reality.  So if you believe something is not possible, it is not.  But, if you believe you are different with new directions, powers, and needs, so it will be.

“It is time for you to claim your inner-power, which merely means shifting your beliefs from ‘I can’t’ to ‘I easily can.’  A simple form of self-hypnosis if you will, but such a dramatic belief change that your life will never again be as it was.

“For most of you are trying to dance between 3D fear and 5D belief in yourself.  The two are not at all similar or even possible at the same time.  You need to acknowledge you are no longer of 3D no matter how frequently someone tries to pull you back into what was for you but is no longer.

“Most often, when 3D humans attempt to claw their way out of their pain through treatment, a move, or ending a relationship, those yet of 3D want that person to return to what was.  For if their friend or relative changes, so must their expectations or actions.

“ThreeD is not a change format.  For even though change is the dominant growth pattern in all dimensions, 3D does not encourage such if someone else must change also.  Sameness is honored. Change is not.

“So it is you remain deeply enmeshed in hoping for the sameness of your 3D earth lives.  FiveD and beyond is filled with change.  In truth, change is the keyword in all dimensions beyond 3D.  So as you change, those within your circle will likely attempt to stop you from doing so.

“By the same token, those you love, who are also changing, might frighten you.  For even though you are expecting some personal changes, you are not expecting changes in others.

“You are in a quandary.  You feel and act differently.  But as you do so, you want those around you to remain as they were.  For you do not have the energy to watch them change and grow – and do the same yourself.  You are exhausted both by your changes and those of others dear to you.

“And as you attempt to return to some ‘normalcy’ by coaching those deeply entrenched in 3D who do not wish to change, you become even more exhausted.

“You do not necessarily know who you are now, and you most certainly do not have the social skills you were once proud of as either an introvert or extrovert.  So everyone and everything feels awkward, uncomfortable, or wrong despite your best attempts to fit in.

“You are not who you used to be, and you are rapidly discovering that those following you are not either.  The only humans acting as they always have are those of 3D, and even they are shifting from slightly irritating to completely uncomfortable for you.  What is happening to you and your world?

“You are shifting, and so are millions of others.  No one and nothing is as it was.  Everything to be, and you are new within you.  And you are discovering that the same is true for your outer world.  What was is no more.  What will be is just forming.  You feel as if you are in ‘No person’s land.’

“This pain, this uncertainly will force you to create that which you did not know was possible in 3D.  And so it is that your inner-power will come to the forefront even if such a thought is uncomfortable now.  Within days, you will start forming ideas that are not like anything you have thought of or believed in before.  For you are shifting from the fear of change to the knowingness of your next phase – that of using your inner-directed power.

“Such is so because all that created your 3D life is no longer valid.  It is time to create from the new.  Something that has seemed too frightening to contemplate.  That is until that which is known is too uncomfortable to live in or with.  So be it.  Amen.”

Ixion, Forbidden Genius

September 7, 2019

This week, till 10 September 2019 (12:30 am PDT), we get to study dwarf planet Ixion, as it’s Standing Still, when the influence of a planet is maximum.  I think the fundamental Ixion interpretation, is that in order to Change the World, we have to Break Out of our Obedience to Social Norms.  I mean, isn’t that Tautological?  Here’s a prime example from today’s news…

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-06/britain-s-steve-bannon-is-tearing-johnson-s-tories-apart

Satanic, unless you Believe in the cause they promote – then it can be Messianic.

In an 80-year lifetime, Ixion will move about four Signs.  For comparison, Pluto (Compulsion) will move about five Signs.  Pluto passed Ixion in 1994, a year of Beginnings (NAFTA, Chunnel, Amazon Inc, Three Gorges Dam, WWW), Happenings (Northridge earthquake, Bosnian war, Rwandan genocide, Gingrich’s takeover of the US Congress), and Endings (USSR, Aparteid) that have produced very significant Changes in many Lives around the Globe.

The current Ixion Station is at 27 Sagittarius, a bit over half a Degree from the Galactic Center.  Ixion’s been Dancing with the Galactic Center since early 2018, and will continue to Dance with it through November 2019.  It Conjoins (Is Merged With) dwarf planet Pholus, which symbolizes all of the critical issues we are Overlooking.  The current Pholus-Ixion Cycle (Being Fully Responsive to our Forbidden Genius) began in January 2012 at 19 Sagittarius, “Pelicans menaced by the behavior and refuse of men seek safer areas for bringing up their young.”  Duh.  Pelicans Responding to their Natural Genius; men Exhibiting their Natural Unconsciousness.

Most of us have no idea what our Natural Genius is, because it was drummed out of us as Children.  We just think of our Genius as Rude, if not marginally Criminal.  Other than the Pholus Conjunction, an Opposition (Apparent Contradiction) to dwarf planet Chaos (Unlimited Potential), and Squares to (Challenges from) Venus (our Values) and asteroid Karma (our Habitual Limitations), the chart is a bit of a Challenge to interpret…

As Bob in Australia says…

“Given our positioning at the entrance to the real technological age, can any reader contribute some algorithms and AI strategy to automate the long list of individual notes required to really understand the astrologuese and fully grasp the complexity therein?  Any ideas?”

As always, Youalls are most welcome to contribute.

I just finished George Gilder’s new book Life After Google though, and in it he speaks of several historical mathematical Proofs that the “Left” Brain’s Algorithms are not capable of subsuming the “Right” Brain’s Intuitions and Creativity.  I’m not familiar with the Proofs or the historical Provers, but since his Insight agrees with my Bias, I don’t feel the need to be.  Gilder is widely accepted as a prophet of the Digital Age, but whether those who are Intoxicated by the Power of their Algorithms will notice and remember this Insight of his, will be important to the coming Age.

In the Jungian scheme of things, Male Energy, operating only on Logic, is capable of Useful Work only when the floor under the Logic is the Individual’s or the Collective’s Values.  And, of course, that the Values are other than padding the Ego.  Otherwise, Male Energy is as likely to Destroy as Create.  Toss the Intoxication of Power into the mix, and Destruction, in the guise of Competition, is assured.  Some of you may have noticed this already.  Values are not accessed through the mind, but through the Heart.

Actually, the brain isn’t even involved in all this.  “Left Brain” thinking originates in the Third Chakra or Solar Plexus, and “Right Brain” thinking arises is the Fourth Chakra or Heart.  If your definition of “thinking” is about Logic, then thinking is not the right term to use for the “Right Brain” or Heart.

In the chart there’s also an Apparent Contradistinction (Opposition) between Denial/Revelation (dwarf planet Eris) and Rebirth (dwarf planet Haumea), and some Challenging Ego Deaths (asteroid Nemesis) around our Unconscious Fears (asteroid Vesta Conjunct dwarf planet Sedna).  Vesta turns backward at the Libra Equinox just before it gets to Sedna, and doesn’t begin a new Cycle till next March, so we’ll be foundering in the dark for another six months before we get Clear on all these weird Delays and Frustrations we’ve been Encountering when we try to Manifest, or just try to Live Life.

One bit of good news is that the Challenge (T-Square) to asteroid Karma is Self-Resolving (Diamond Star).  And if we Consciously contribute our own Energy toward “A Butterfly with its right wing more perfectly formed” (25 Aquarius), we’ll fill the Vacancy and Complete the Almost-Grand Sextile (Great Grace, once we Take the First Step) in the Masculine Signs.  No coincidence I’m sure that the Butterfly Symbol Asks us to Contribute Feminine Energy for Balance.  The core Grand Trine (Dumb-Luck Blessings) is in Fire (Spirit); we can take that as Trial by Fire, or as Spiritual Blessings.  Since Spiritual Blessings often involve Surrender, the Ego may well Experience it as a Trial.

And speaking of Feminine Power, the Moon was Showing Off recently…

Trusting Hurricanes II

September 1, 2019

The two Self-Resolving Challenges in the 2 September 2019 Eurydike Station chart are about Boundaries (asteroid Pallas), and Directions (asteroid Klotho).  This is complex, so I’m going to slip into astrologuese…

A Self-Resolving Challenge (Diamond Star) is one where a planet is at the apex of a T-Square (Challenge to Adeptness, red triangle) and also the apex of a Finger of God (Pay Attention!, green wedge).  The Challenge is Self-Resolving because the base of the Finger of God makes a Double Trine Bridge (Easy Way Out, blue triangles) across the base of the T-Square.

The Boundaries/Pallas Diamond Star is Challenged by the Opposition from Trust/Eurydike to Choosing Good Health (Lachesis-Varuna; dwarf planet Varuna is about Vitality, and asteroid Lachesis is about Choosing when to End a TimeLine).  We Choose Good Health when we look beyond our Discomfort to How we would Like to Feel.  When we Approach Discomfort with Attitudes of Fear or Distance or What’s Wrong, we Perpetuate it.  When we Approach it from the Perspective of What Do I Want to Feel, we are already beginning to Heal, because Energy precedes and presages Manifestation.  That’s what we want to Trust.

The base of the Finger of God, also the girders of the Double Bridge, are Klotho/Beginnings and Karma/Chiron.  We spoke at length about Karma/Chiron in the previous post.  We’re in the middle of a fairly intense series of Ego Deaths, and each one Inspires a New Beginning.  We know now how to sidestep our Karmic Limitations.  The bottom line is What Do I Want to Feel?

The second Diamond Star focuses on Klotho – our New Beginnings again.  Returning to the Same Old Same Old isn’t going to cut it.  The base of the Klotho T-Square is dwarf planet OR10/Intrusive Memories Opposite asteroids Juno/Expansion of Consciousness and Sappho/Self-Love.  One of the best ways to Shift Karma is to Reframe those Intrusive Memories.  Yes, that was a Bummer.  But what was its Spiritual Purpose?  Yes, you were an Ass.  And what did you Gain as a result?

Sure, it feels like Rationalization.  But again, you want to get to that place where you’re focus is on What You Want to Feel.  Choose Unconditional Self-Love.  If it’s not the Whole Story, so be it.  We can Adjust it later.  Doesn’t that make me like the Antichrist?  No, you aren’t a Sociopath.

The base of the Klotho Finger of God, aka the girders in the Double Bridge, is composed of Pallas and Pholus-Quaoar.  We know these people already.  The circularity, which is Symmetry in Disguise, is remarkable – the apex of each Diamond Star/T-Square is one foot of the Finger of God in the Other Diamond Star.  And the other foot of each Finger of God is one end of the naked Square we discussed earlier.  The naked Square ties it all together.  Remember what it’s about?  “We’re left with the Hurricane, in the form of a Singular Challenge between our Despair over Real and Imagined Traumas and the Threats that Climate Change brings.

Trusting Hurricanes

September 1, 2019

Trust is our Biggest Issue till 3 September 2019 at around 3:30 pm PDT, as the astrosymbol for Trust Dominates (asteroid Eurydike Stationary).  That’s 6:30 pm Tuesday evening Florida time.  Sometimes the slate needs to be wiped Clean for us before we Recognize that we need to Start Over.  The astroevent is at 2 Aquarius, so you may be Feeling this pickle around any of your natal planets in the Zone between 29 and 5 Degrees.  Unless we make a long list of individual notes (for instance, we could dissect the four [!] Square-Fez Takeout Cartons), the chart isn’t easy to interpret…

The two major Challenges (T-Squares) are aligned so as to make one another Self-Resolving (Diamond Stars, ie, a T-Square and a Finger of God pointing to the same Focus), so we won’t worry much about them.  We’ll mention them in the next post, since they may scare us while they’re Resolving themselves.  They’re about Health, and about Which Way to Proceed as we Start Over.

Once we bypass those, we’re left with the Hurricane, in the form of a Singular Challenge between our Despair over Real and Imagined Traumas and the Threats that Climate Change brings (the naked Square between asteroid Karma Conjunct Chiron in early Aries and dwarf planets Pholus and Quaoar Conjunct on the Cusp of Capricorn).  We aren’t all Threatened by Hurricanes – some of us just by the Loss of the Illusion of Democracy.  The excessive immigration that Triggered Brexit, for instance, resulted from Drought in the Middle East and North Africa.

Our Karma is not Present-Moment, which is to say, is not Real.  It is Imagined.  Once it begins to Threaten us, our Expectations take over, and we Recreate the Patterns that we know so well, often making it Present Moment.  That’s actually Optional, but since our Karmic Patterns are so well-Practiced (often “Perfect” even), we often don’t Notice.

We’re familiar with Chiron, the symbol for Converting Despair to Miracles.  When we Poor-Sweetheart ourself (“You Poor Sweetheart, you’re feeling like those Old Bummers are threatening again, aren’t you.”), we shift from Identifying with what was Bumming us Out, to Identifying with Compassion.  As Einstein famously may or may not have said, we can’t solve a problem using the same Paradigm that Created it.  We have to Shift to a new Paradigm, and there’s no Shift more Powerful than a Shift of Identity.  Once we do, what was Impossible in the Old mindset, becomes Easy in the New one – a Miracle.

Asteroid Karma is Retrograde, and hasn’t been Initiated by Chiron yet – that won’t happen till New Years Day 2020.  Talk about Prophetic!  The New Cycle will begin at 2 Aries, “A comedian reveals Human Nature.”  In other words, we either need to Receive 2020 as a Cosmic Joke, or we need to get really good at Shifting our Paradigms.  We could even Shift ourself right into 5D, and skip 2020 entirely.

So one end of this Challenge is about Choosing to Either wallow in our Victimhood (Karma), Or Shift into Creating Miracles.  I found our earlier essays on Karma-Chiron to be informative (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/cycles/asteroid-cycles/karma-chiron/), especially the Cerussite-Barite-Hematite Crystals.

The other end of the Challenge is Climate Change.  Dwarf planet Quaoar symbolizes our Survival Instincts.  Our Instincts should tell us not to burn the siding to keep warm in the winter, but as the Slapstick Hupers that we are, we often “naively” do just that.  Thing is, they’re Instincts.  Like Intuition and Dream and Coincidence, Western “Civilization” and its Patriarchal focus on mind has relegated our Instincts to the “Only” category – You can Ignore that, it’s Only your Instincts (Hint – it was Political).

Dwarf planet Pholus, meanwhile, is about What we think we can Ignore.  Or even, What we haven’t thought about.  Are we not thinking about it because it’s Overwhelming?  Paradise CA was, as towns go, quite well Prepared for Fire.  But not at all Prepared for that kind of Fire, because no one even Conceived of it, or if they did, they Dismissed it as Paranoid.  As they say, Just because you’re Paranoid, doesn’t mean “they” aren’t out to “get” you.  Now, does it make sense to spend 300% of our time and resources preparing for something with a vanishingly small probability of occurring?  It’s “never” happened before, after all.

No, it doesn’t make sense.  But that’s what the Mythological Pholus discovered – major Catastrophe as a result of something he hadn’t considered.  Vanishingly small probability.  His oversight got him dead, along with many of his mates, and got Chiron so famously Wounded.  Now the probability of Catastrophic Climate Change, like the probability of Catastrophic Earthquakes for many of us, is closer to One than Vanishingly small.  Yet how much Effort do we put into Preparation?  How much Effort is appropriate?  It may be too late for Prevention.  How do we allocate our time and resources?

But if we’re Attending to our Instincts and Intuitions, it’s not about Making Sense, is it.  It’s about Trust, once we get out of the “Left-Brain” Paradigm enough to discover what to Trust!

Fear and Loathing

August 28, 2019

We assign interpretations to new dwarf planets and unfamiliar asteroids from their Names, assuming that their Namers were onto meaningful “coincidences,” and by examination of their Discovery charts.  That’s a birth chart drawn for their introduction to huperity.  The dwarf planet Sedna, which is Lit Up (Stationary) this week and whose Energy Peaks around 9am PDT 29 August, has a complicated Name.  The eponymous Inuit Story of Sedna involves much Betrayal, Violent Rage, and enough Raw Terror to make a father lose his mind and kill his daughter to try to save his own skin.

With confirmation from the Discovery chart, we initially interpreted dwarf planet Sedna as being about Fear.  But then we Remembered that the dwarf planets are about the Edges of Consciousness, and Realized that Sedna was really about Becoming Conscious of our Fears, and thus being able to Take Our Power over them.  We could say the same for our Rage.

The Sedna Station chart is less complex than other recent charts…

Sedna is Merged With (Conjoins) a symbol for our Unconscious Beliefs (asteroid Vesta).  Our Unconscious Fears often Disguise themselves as our Limitations.  We’d Do Anything for Love, but We Won’t Do That! as Meat Loaf put it.  Why not?  Fear that we won’t be able to handle the Consequences?  Even if it’s Fear that we’d Betray Mom’s admonitions, it’s usually Fear.  So we’re being Asked here to Stretch our Limits, to reach Beyond where we’d usually Stop.

And it’s Challenged (Squared) by Awareness of our Self-Love (Sappho-Mercury).  Yes, it’s Uncomfortable, often very Uncomfortable to Extend our Limits.  It doesn’t Feel Safe.  We don’t go there because we Love Ourself, and we don’t want to be Hurt.  But astrologically, that’s not the Truth, that’s the Challenge.  Which is more Self-Loving, Holding our Boundaries against the Scary Unknown, or Surrendering to it?  Let’s look at the rest of the chart before we go further with that.

Sedna’s Station is the Focus of what we draw as a green wedge (Finger of God) that means Pay Attention!  As we discussed in the recent Relationship 5 post, the green lines are “Quincunxes.”  That means we aren’t supposed to try to Understand this, we’re supposed to Receive it as a Mystery.  If we think we Understand it, then we Lose, because this kind of Pay Attention! Configuration means that we’re about to Witness a Mystery that could Change our Life.  If we already have it in a mental Box, we won’t see the Mystery.  It’s not just another “Do this or Santa will leave you Coal” sort of Pay Attention!

The base of the Finger of God – the underpinnings of our Promised Mystery – consists of a symbol for Rebirth (dwarf planet Haumea) and a symbol for Responding to our Forbidden Genius (dwarf planets Pholus [Willingness to Respond] and Ixion [Forbidden Genius]).  We all have Genius (Ixion), and for most of us, our Unrestrained Genius threatened our Programmers, so they Shamed us or made us Feel Wrong if we Acted it Out.  But from the Soul’s Perspective, we hired those Programmers, simply because the best way to make sure we bring something up into Consciousness, is to Forbid it.  Now it’s Time to Recover our Genius, because the Future of the planet depends on it.

Have you noticed yourself this week Questioning Who You Are and What You’re Doing Here, or Whether You Should Be Doing Something Different?  That’s the Ego Death that accompanies a Rebirth.  Our Old Ego is the one who’s Comfortable with our Old Limits.  To be Reborn, somebody’s gotta Die – our Old Ego.  Hmmm, maybe it’s more Self-Loving to Stretch our Edges this week, even if it’s Scary.

There’s one more planet that has a direct Angle to Sedna – the symbol for Unlimited Potential (dwarf planet Chaos).  The Angle to Sedna is one Sign (Unx), symbolizing Pattern-Breaking.  So this week we’re Breaking our Habit of Fearing the Unknown of our own Unlimited Potential.  Kinda settles that I guess.