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Abuse Week III

November 19, 2019

20 November 2019’s Strong (Stationary) Mercury (11am PST) Energy (Analysis, Communication) features two prominent Challenges (T-Squares, the red triangles in the chart below).

One is the Challenge to Shed our Victimhood (asteroid Moira = Fate v Choice) and Codependence (dwarf planet Hylonome on the South Node on one side of the base of the T-Square), and Actively but Compassionately pursue our True Passions (North Node, in Cancer).

The other is to Boldly Create New Habits (T-Square to asteroid Klotho) to replace the Abuse and Privilege Patterns (dwarf planet Nessus on one side of the base) that we’re Shedding, which have heretofore followed us like hungry Coyotes.  To Facilitate this, we’re Graced (the T-Square is also a Diamond Star or Self-Resolving Challenge) with Insights (Moon) into the Vows and Agreements we have made (dwarf planet Orcus), over the course of many Lifetimes, that have exposed us to Abuse and Allowed Privilege to Flow to us.

If you’re forced to Surrender Privilege, Know that when the current door Closes, More and Better doors will Open.  We’re also Shedding Guilt here – see the Self-Abandonment Full Moon II post at https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2019/11/13/self-abandonment-full-moon-ii/We can’t move into 5D if our Abundance is Shadowed by Guilt.  Here’s the Mercury Station chart…

There is tremendous Grace in this chart…

  • The foci of the two T-Squares Trine one another.
  • One T-Square is a Self-Resolving Diamond Star, the other has a Triple Trine Bridge.
  • Each corner of each T-Square makes a Trine Bridge to the other T-Square.
  • The Mercury Station itself forms a Water Grand Trine with Klotho and Nessus.
  • The Grand Trine makes two Kites, leaving an Almost-Grand Sextile…

The almost-complete blue hexagram enfolding the entire chart (the Almost-Grand Sextile) is one of the more positive Blessings the planets can give us, with the Caveat that we have to take the first Step to Activate the Grace.  We do that by carefully Nurturing the Seeds we have planted – the New Patterns we adopt will need Repetitions to cement them into solid Habits, and we will need to Consciously Support them as they Grow (the Vacancy in the Almost-Grand Sextile is 11 Taurus, “A woman watering flowers in her garden”; the Vacancy shows the Energy that we have to provide to Start the Flow).

Abuse Week II

November 18, 2019

An excellent example of Abuse and Privilege on the national scale…

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/more-seattleites-are-housing-homeless-people-in-their-backyards-but-its-happening-slowly/

Abuse Week 1

November 18, 2019

Remember a while back when the symbol for Abuse and Privilege (dwarf planet Nessus) was crossing the symbol for Invasive Memories (dwarf planet OR10) and we were very busy Enduring, and hopefully, Letting Go of lots of old Abuse Memories?  (See https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/cycles/nessus-or10/.)  We get big-time flashbacks this week, as both of these dwarf planets are Strong (Stationary) on the same day again.  Fortunately, the symbol for Ending TimeLines (asteroid Atropos) is also Strong this week; that should help.  The schedule looks like this…

Up until 11am PST 20 November 2019 – Mercury (Communication, Analysis) turns Direct at 12 Scorpio.  We usually pretty much ignore Mercury because a primary thesis of ours is that the more frequently astroevents recur, the more practice we have with them, and the more Routine is our Experience of them – and Mercury does most everything frequently.  But this event stands out because Mercury has been Dancing in Scorpio (Diving Deep to Get to the Bottom of Things) at the same time as the Truth Twins (asteroids Aletheia and Veritas) were Diving Deep.

The Mercury Station chart very much introduces Abuse Week, as the symbol for Abuse and Privilege (dwarf planet Nessus) and that for Making Emotional Decisions (the Moon Merged with dwarf planet Orcus) are Challenged (Squared) by the symbol for Beginning New TimeLines (asteroid Klotho).  Meanwhile our Lifetime Template (the Nodal Axis) is Challenged by the need to Confront our Fate (asteroid Moira) and our Codependence (dwarf planet Hylonome).

On the plus side of the ledger, there is Great Emotional Grace available to us (Mercury-Nessus-North Node Water Grand Trine).

Up until noon PST 21 November, the symbol for Intrusive Memories (dwarf planet OR10) is Strong (Stationary) in 4 Pisces.

Up until 4:30 pm PST 21 November, the symbol for Abuse and Privilege (dwarf planet Nessus) is Strong (Stationary) in 9 Pisces.

Up until 2pm PST 22 November, the symbol for Ending Timelines (asteroid Atropos) is Strong (Stationary) at 7 Aries.

In addition to being close together in Time, these four Stations are all within a few Degrees of each other, at 4, 7, 9, and 12 Degrees.  That means we’re likely to Experience them as All One Event.  If we’ve been practicing at Becoming Conscious of our Karma so we can Choose Different Habits – as the astrology has been coaching us to do since at least the End of Time As We Know It and the Uranus-Pluto Square in 2012 – we can look forward to saying a final Goodbye to some old unpleasant Habits of being “in the wrong place at the wrong time” and getting Abused for it.

And if we’ve been practicing at Becoming Conscious of our Karma so we can Choose Different Habits, we can also look forward to getting Called Out on some old pleasant Habits of being in a position of Power and practicing Privilege.  Whenever you Exercise Privilege, someone else receives Abuse.

If we have NOT been practicing at Becoming Conscious of our Karma, we may well find ourselves in a “last straw” situation, “blowing up” at being Abused again, and finally setting a solid Boundary to prevent its recurrence.  Bravo!  May you be Bulletproof and Bullyproof!

And similarly, if we have NOT been practicing at Becoming Conscious of our “Good” (favorable to our Ego, that is) Karma or Privilege, we may find ourselves seriously shot down for Unconsciously Abusing someone.  These days that can have serious repercussions on our Reputation, Career, Relationships, and even Criminal Status.

For instance, the Billionaire Class is coming under fire for their Sociopathic Avarice these days.  Till recently they’ve been treated as if they were Gods.  The Occupy Movement and its Identification of the rest of us as “the 99%” was a necessary start, but you saw how quickly it faded into Obscurity.  This time may be more lasting.  Even some of the Billionaires are calling for a Jubilee.

Racism may be becoming more obvious as well.  A few years ago the media, the NFL, and the government conspired to take a protest against Open Season for the police to shoot to kill young black men, and Spin it into “disrespect for the flag.”  Masterful as PR, but unspeakably Evil as public or quasi-public policy, and as “journalism.”  Colin Kaepernick is becoming more visible again, with a public workout this last weekend.  Maybe there will be forward motion on Privilege and Abuse.

More on these themes and charts as the week progresses.

Self-Abandonment Full Moon II

November 13, 2019

I hope you didn’t blind yourself trying to see that well-advertised Mercury Transit Across the Sun.  These kinds of Transits get astronomers very excited, but astrologically I’m very nonplussed by them.  Here’s a view that won’t blind you…

http://sdowww.lmsal.com/sdomedia/h264/2019/11/11/SSW_cutout_20191111T1215-20191111T1300_AIA_304-193-171_-96050.mov

That’s courtesy https://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=12&month=11&year=2019.

Here’s a newsy article on Negative Self-Talk that’s quite relevant to the 12 November 2019 Self-Abandonment Full Moon…

https://www.seattletimes.com/life/wellness/stop-negative-self-talk/

“Do you subscribe to the belief that verbally beating yourself up — whether in your head or in front of others — is the key to eating better, exercising more, losing weight and otherwise becoming a more “worthy” human?  In our diet-obsessed culture, there’s a pervasive idea that shaming ourselves about our perceived food failings and body inadequacies is motivating.  Well, it’s not…”

Which is of course true for everything else, not just nutrition.  New and Full Moon charts apply most strongly to the two weeks following the event.

With a Full Moon emphasizing Self-Criticism (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2019/11/10/self-abandonment-full-moon/), we couldn’t help but wonder what was going on in Virgo, and it turned out to be busy.  Virgo is the Transition Sign between the peak of Self-Appreciation in Leo and the Discovery of Other in Libra.  Without Virgo tempering our Self-Appreciation, Libra would be a battleground of Egos Demanding Recognition.  So the major theme of Virgo is Ego Death.  But Ego Death is not a familiar concept to most people – many people don’t even seem to realize that they are several Entities apart from their Ego.

And is asteroid Nemesis, which itself symbolizes Ego Death, still in Libra?  Yes, it is, and not only that, it’s recently been Initiated by dwarf planet Orcus.  That means we’ve recently begun (31 October 2019, 4:30 pm PST) a new five-year Nemesis-Orcus Cycle.  Orcus is the Enforcer of Promises, Vows, Oaths, and Decisions, which too often morph into Limiting Beliefs and too often become Karmic or Unconscious.  Letting Go of a Limiting Belief usually requires an Ego Death, because to do so we need to Face Down the Enforcer in order to Revert the original Vow.

The new Cycle began at 12 Virgo, “After the wedding, the groom snatches the veil away from his bride” – abruptly shattering the Bride’s Egoic Mask.  The Bride is a symbol for Psychological Integration, so the Degree asks for an end to guile, though as is the wont for Male Energy, in it’s violent guise it’s unlikely to succeed.

The chart of the Initiation is a tremendous Double Blessing (a double Diamond Star, or two Self-Resolving Challenges).  Orcus is about Making and Breaking Patterns or Habits, and can be a tough taskmaster.  But the two Poles of the Double Blessing are Ending Obsolete Timelines or Patterns (asteroid Asbolus) and Starting New Timelines (asteroid Klotho).  Not only that, but the Patterns up for Reversion are about Abuse and Privilege (dwarf planet Nessus), our Mission (the North Node), and Karmic Habits of Giving Away our Power (dwarf planet Hylonome Conjunct the South Node).

The chart…

If we’re talking about Patterns of Allowing ourselves to tolerate Negative Self-Talk, we also need to ask where asteroid Sappho, symbolizing Self-Love, is – and it’s in Virgo!  The themes in the Sappho chart for the time of the Orcus-Nemesis Initiation are many, and Powerful…

  • Energies Flowing toward Compassionate Self-Sovereignty (Lilith in Pisces Opposite Sappho, at the Head of a Kite).
  • Emphasis on the Creative Potential that lies beyond our Limiting Beliefs (dwarf planets Chaos/Unlimited Potential and Asbolus/Intuition in a Diamond Star on one corner of the Sappho Grand Cross).
  • Powerful Expansion of Sustainability (Jupiter and asteroid Ceres on the fourth corner of the Sappho Grand Cross).
  • A New Beginning emphasizing Compulsive Self-Respect and Tolerance like the Indigenous Foundational Principle we mentioned in the previous post (a Square from dwarf planet Haumea/Rebirth to Pluto, dwarf planet Chariklo/Self-Confidence, and asteroid Hopi/Respect for All Things, with Haumea at the focus of a Finger of God and Pluto et al in the foot of the Chaos Finger of God).
  • An emphasis on Becoming Aware of and Revising Unconscious Beliefs (a Finger of God to asteroid Vesta/Beliefs from Haumea and Jupiter-Ceres).
  • Solid Grounding (Sappho Grand Trine in Earth).

As our Chief Asteroid Officer used to say, “You can’t make this stuff up!”  The Blessings just keep Raining down on us.

The Sappho chart…

Self-Abandonment Full Moon

November 10, 2019

Well, that’s one option for the 12 November 2019 (5:30 am PST) Full Moon.  Hopefully we’ll Live it by Becoming Conscious of any Karmic Patterns we have to Give Our Power Away instead (the most likely hassle to accompany the Full Moon is a T-Square focused on Lilith/Self-Sovereignty and asteroid Karma/Karma). Trusting your Intuition will be Transformative (Finger of God to dwarf Planet Asbolus/Intuition, which Opposes asteroid Bee-Zed/Transcendence in the base of the T-Square).

The Full Moon itself is about Fear that we may Fail when we try to Change (asteroid Lachesis Opposite asteroid Eurydike) Negative Beliefs (asteroid Vesta) about ourself that Arise into our Awareness (Mercury) at this time.  It’s an unfounded Fear, as in this case the Challenge to our Ability to Change Karmic Habits is Self-Resolving (the Lachesis arm of the Full Moon Grand Cross is a Diamond Star).

A potential Bane is our Self-Doubt (Finger of God to dwarf planet Chariklo Conjunct Pluto), though I expect we’ll be Surprised at how quickly that Changes to Self-Confidence when we Let Go Of the Doubt.

The chart is less complicated than it looks…

Choosing Life or Despair III

November 2, 2019

Until 1am PST on 4 November 2019 or thereabouts, we may be focused on our Survival and our Vitality.  We may also be pondering how much of this Experience is of our own Creation.  Or maybe we should be, if we aren’t.

The primary event here is the Station (Prominence) of dwarf planet Varuna, whose namesake, as one of the oldest East Indian God-Energies, we interpret as the Life Force, or Vitality.  While the chart of this Station has several important foci, the one that probably demands the most Attention from us is the T-Square (Big Challenge) to dwarf planet Quaoar (our Survival Instincts), which is Merged with dwarf planet Pholus. 

The God-Energy Quaoar taught the People how to tailor their Landscape to augment their Survival.  Before the Spanish arrived there, these folks lived in what would later become California.  Pholus is a figure in Greek Mythology who got Dead as a result of being less than Omniscient about what he was, posthumously, Responsible for.  That’s Responsible as in Able to Respond, not Blame.  Quaoar and Pholus have been Dancing together for many years now, and will continue to do so for another twenty years or so.  We consider them to be the poster children for Climate Change.

The base of this T-Square is the Opposition (apparent Distinction) between Chiron (Despair/Miracles) and the Conjunction (Merging of Energies) between asteroid Moira (Fate/Choice) and dwarf planet Makemake (Manifestation). 

Like Quaoar, Makemake also taught the People how to Survive, in this case on Rapa Nui.  Moira is the Greek Goddess of Fate, which rules the parts of our Life that we Live Unconsciously.  For the parts of our Life where we Live Consciously, Moira means Choice.  And Chiron was the Unhealable Healer, hence Despair.  But we know that it’s Empathy that Heals, and that when we Apply Empathy to Despair, the result is Miracles.

So it’s a complex web we weave, between Fate, Choice, Despair, Empathy, Creative Manifestation, Survival, and Vitality.  Everything Depends on Consciousness.  Are we Conscious of our Despair, and of our natural Ability to Heal it with Empathy?  Are we Conscious of our Karma, and Willing to Convert it to Choice?  Are we Victims of our Survival Struggles, or are we able to Respond to what they Ask of us?  Are we Open to Intuiting what they haven’t Asked of us yet?

Asteroid Juno, which we interpret as the Edges of our Consciousness, sits next to Moira, just outside of the three Degrees of Sensitivity or “Orb” that we usually use.

While Survival (the T-Square) and Vitality (the Station) are the two  most prominent foci of the 4 November chart, the third-most is our Willingness and Ability to Choose to Create what we Need (Moira-Makemake).  As Hupers our biggest Downfall is always Limited Imagination.  If our Worldview tells us that something is Impossible, yet it’s What We Need, our situation is Hopeless.  We call this “Unconscious Despair,” the worst kind, because we may never Realize that it needs our Empathy more than anything.  This is why we always try to Stretch your Imagination into New Perspectives.

Moira-Makemake is the focus of a Finger of God (green wedge meaning Pay Attention!) from the Sextile (Grace that we need to Kick-Start) between Uranus (our Soul) and OR10 (Intrusive Memories). We Kick-Start the Grace by Listening to our Intrusive Memories.  They’re telling us what we need to Let Go Of in order to make space for our Soul to Descend.  We might think of 5D as Ascension, but with Uranus in Taurus it may be more appropriate to think of It as Soul Descending.

Moira-Makemake is also head of a Kite (Directed Grace) in Fire Signs (Spirit), and the chinstrap to a Square Fez.  The diagonal Quincunxes of the Square Fez are Varuna-to-OR10 (“I Wonder what all these weird Memories are all about.”) and Uranus-to-Aletheia/Venus (“I wonder if the Truth of my Values could lead me to my own Soul.”).  Here’s the chart…

We haven’t drawn it into the chart, but we’re also likely to be Blessed with Epiphanies about what we might be able to Create.

We haven’t drawn it in, but dwarf planet Chaos, which signifies Unlimited Potential, is at the Far Midpoint between the Sun and the Moon, Trioctile (Rebalancing) to both and forming what we call a Mjölnir, meaning Insight.  Mjölnir is the Norwegian word for Hammer of Thor, but we avoid that English term because it’s commonly associated with Violence.  The Mjölnir, like the Hindu Vajra, is as much about Lightning – sudden Illumination or Enlightenment – as it is about Violence.  You can think of it as Violence to your Karmic Ego if you like.

Choosing Life or Despair II

November 2, 2019

As we mentioned in the earlier post, till 10pm today (2 November 2019) we shouldn’t be Surprised to find ourself Confused over how to Act to Protect our Self-Sovereignty.  We could well be up against an Ancient Habit to do otherwise – or to Wall ourself off too much.  My First Teacher used to say that if we’re Operating from a place of Love, we can Trust “the three Es” – we’re Energized, Excited, and Never Have to Explain Ourself.  Is there someone we Feel the Need to Explain Ourself to?  Or someone whom we want to think well of us, and we’re thinking that if we Explained Ourself it would help?

Asteroid Karma (Ancient Habits, possibly Self-Sabotaging) is Stationary (Strong) in Pisces (Letting Go of Emotional Baggage) at the focus of T-Square (Big Challenge), and Conjunct Lilith (Codependence/Self-Sovereignty) and Neptune (Material Confusion/Spiritual Clarity).  The T-Square springs from the Opposition between dwarf planet Asbolus (Intuition) and asteroid Bee-Zed (Transformation). 

We probably Intuitively Know how to Transform the Karma that’s Lit Up, but Choosing that Option is likely to be Difficult.  The situation may be Confounded by a strong internal Urge to Honor a Tradition from our Family of Origin or other Childhood Source that we Know is actually Prejudicial, and to do so would make us Doubt our own Commitment to Fairness.  We’re likely to be keenly Aware of the Downsides of either course of Action, and Uncertain of the Benefits.

Meanwhile Mars (Action) Squares (Challenges) a very complex combination of the Moon (our Instincts), Pluto (Compulsion, Transformation/Trance-Formation), dwarf planet Chariklo (Self-Confidence/Self-Doubt), and asteroid Hopi (Respect for All Things).  Here’s the chart…

Well, that’s all in the realm of Either/Or, isn’t it.  That’s about Politics, but if we Desire Integrity and Clarity, Politics is the wrong Direction.  We Confront an Either/Or by moving to Both/And.  When Either/Or has us over a barrel, though, Both/And seems way out of reach.  So we have to Invoke a Higher Power, and we all “have” one.  One quick way to get there is through what we call “PIAVA,” Prayer, Intention, Affirmation, Visualization, Asking, and several other silent letters like Wondering, Expanding, Commanding, among others.

We’re moving to the Quincunx (green line) between Mars and Karma, as the Key to the “Tricolor” Configuration of Asbolus Square (red line=Tension) Karma Quincunx (green=Curiosity) Mars Trine Asbolus (blue=Grace).  Addressing the Tension using Curiosity Liberates the Grace. 

Curiosity means we don’t know the Answer to an Either/Or question, and rather than Researching which to Choose, we Open ourself to Receiving a Higher Perspective that we don’t currently have.  “Beginner’s Mind” as the Buddhists call it.  We can do that with a Question-like Statement that’s not a Question, such as…

“I Wonder how I might Retain my Integrity yet Communicate Forthrightly, Honestly, and Clearly to everyone in this Conundrum.”

Then we have to “Change the Subject” – put our Full Attention Elsewhere.  If we continue to think about the Conundrum, we’ll freeze ourself in our usual Either/Or dilemma.  If that’s Difficult, we can try saying to ourself, “You Poor Sweetheart, you’re feeling Stuck, aren’t you.”  When our nose is deep in the Perceived Problem, we can’t see outside of it to Recognize Positive Alternatives.  So we Change the Subject, and Wait for our Intuition to provide us with New Perspectives.

Choosing Life or Despair

October 31, 2019

Just a quick warning, till I find time to write more.

Our Karma is Lit Up Strongly between now and 2 November 2019 (10pm PDT), particularly our Habits of Giving Away our Power to whomever Asks for it.

Asteroid Karma (Karma, Inertia, ancient Habits) is Stationary (Strong) Conjunct Lilith (Self-Sovereignty) and Neptune (Material Confusion and Spiritual Clarity), at the focus of a T-Square (Big Challenge).

And we’re already Feeling a Disturbance in the (Life) Force as our Vitality is Illuminated between now and 4 November (1am PST).  This Disturbance may be for many a Turning Point in the Climate Change Emergency, as we reach a dual Decision point between Fate and Choice, and between Victimhood and Taking Charge.

Dwarf planet Varuna (the Life Force, Vitality) is Stationary (Strong) as one arm of a Kite (Grace Directed toward a Cause) with the Truth of our Values (asteroid Aletheia/Truth-of-the-Heart Conjunct Venus) on the other arm.  The central axis of the Kite is also the base of a T-Square (Big Challenge) that’s Focused on Climate Change (dwarf planets Pholus/Responsiveness and Quaoar/Survival-Instincts Conjunct on the Cusp of Capricorn/Just Fix It).

The base of the T-Square and central axis of the Kite is about whether or not we’re Willing to Take our Power – the Opposition between Despair and Miracles (Chiron) on the one hand and Victimhood or Action (asteroid Moira/Fate-or-Choice Conjunct dwarf planet Makemake/Manifestation) on the other hand. 

If we let either Chironean Discouragement or the Powerless Acceptance of our Moiraic Fate rule our Actions, we Lose.  But if we Allow Miracles to overcome Despair (by Poor-Sweethearting and then Changing the Subject, for instance), and move from Fate to Choice (by becoming Conscious of our Karma, for instance) we can begin to Manifest (Makemake) what we have Chosen.

Truth and Fear

October 29, 2019

Big Showdown at Halloween over what’s True and whether or not many people can Stand Still for their Fear and face the Scary Truth.

The October 31, 2019 (9am PDT) Station (Strengthening) of Mercury (Communication, Travel, mind) is Merged with no less than four other planets…

  • Pallas (Boundaries).  All this is in Scorpio, so few will be happy until the Boundaries of Truth are pretty Clear.
  • Veritas (Truth of the mind), which likes Facts with Clear Boundaries.
  • Venus (our Values).  If Truth doesn’t match our Values, do we Modify our Values, or do we Condemn the Truth?
  • Aletheia (Truth of the Heart), which likes to lean into our Values.

So it sounds like there may not be a lot of Tolerance for Bullshit, especially since all this is going on in Scorpio, whose Bottom Line is Getting to the Bottom of Things.

Truth though is a Trickster (Mercury).  Truth is in general an Either/Or sorta thing.  That means only the Dualistic “Left Brain” Understands it, making it Moralistic, aka Political.  Our more Spiritual and Holistic side (the “Right Brain”) groks that since Reality is Multifarious and Unitary, there are many – infinitely many actually – different Perspectives.  Depends on where we’re Standing and what we’re Expecting.

The Fear here is equally Dualistic, from Insightful to Dangerous, depending on how Conscious we are with our Fear of the Truth, and for that matter how Conscious we are of the Truth of our Fear.  Most of us Cover much of our Fear with Judgment.  We have to Open our Heart to the roots of our Judgments before we can even become Aware of our Fear.

Since our Judgments will be Lit Up here, in ways that may cause us Difficulty, it may Behoove us to put some forethought into our Pet Peeves and other Judgments, especially the ones that stop us from doing what we would really Enjoy were it not for our Resistance.  What would you Love to do, but don’t because it’s too Inconvenient or Embarrassing or Difficult or Scary?  What did you used to Enjoy a lot, but you don’t do any more because you now have other Commitments or Limitations?

The Mercury Station crowd Opposes dwarf planet Sedna (Converting Fear to Power, or absent that, Terror that leads to Irrational Acts). 

Sedna sits between the Fixed Stars Algol, whose name in Chinese means “Piled Up Corpses,” and Alcyone, which is about Insight.  Alcyone can get Moralistic too, however, having to do with the Judgment of the Dead – fitting for Halloween.  And Algol is the Eye of Medusa, the Mysterious Female Power that so Terrifies the Patriarchy that it’s prone to Massacring its Enemies when it Regresses to Past Lives and Confuses them with Sabre-Toothed Tigers.

This Samhain Showdown is high-stakes, as our Survival is Involved, in more ways than one.  Our backs are to the wall with regard to Climate Change, and all of its Implications for how the Future evolves.

We can easily attribute Climate Change to dwarf planets Pholus and Quaoar dancing together, which they’ve been doing for many years and will continue to do for many more.  There is more popular Will to work on it because they now Dance on the Cusp of Capricorn (Just Fix It) instead of Sagittarius (Let It Go). 

And they’re now joined by dwarf planet Ixion (our Hidden Genius), which could spawn a lot of new ideas for Fixing It – we’re seeing that daily, with for example large-scale commitments to Regenerative Agriculture and Carbon Sequestration in Soil and Trees.  Just yesterday I read about this newly invented machine – http://news.mit.edu/2019/mit-engineers-develop-new-way-remove-carbon-dioxide-air-1025.

To Survive, Ascension is Required – either to save our own ass by Exiting the Competitive Trauma-Drama, or to lift the Earth Herself into the Miracle of Collaborative and Constructive Recovery.  The Earth is like an airplane losing cabin pressure – tend to your own Ascension before you help others with theirs, because it helps no one if you both suffocate in 3D, and you want to be a good Mirror for them so they can see where they need to go, if they want to.

Don’t do it the way this guy did when he tried to Ascend on his way to work and take the bus with him, not realizing that in 5D we can just Beam ourselves Up…

The Pholus-Quaoar-Ixion Stellium sits Opposite to dwarf planet Chaos (Unlimited Potential).  The message here is that we need to climb out of the box of our Limiting Beliefs if we want to Manifest the Miracles that are available when Anything Is Possible.

The Challenge is whether or not we’re Willing to Expand our Horizons to Adjust our Values to, and Integrate our Insights with, the new Truths we’ve seen, rather than continuing to Reject them because we may not be able to easily fit into our 3D Life without Painful Changes.  We may also have to Consciously Suspend Disbelief when our new Insights don’t match what we Learned in School.

The Pholus-Quaoar-Ixion Opposition to Chaos is T-Squared (Challenged) by asteroid Juno (Growth in Consciousness).

But there’s even a bigger picture, as the Universe is Asking us to discard our a priori Conclusions about how Truth and Fear interact, and Open Up to new, Paradoxical views of their Dance together.

The Mercury Station chart also maps out a Yin Gate Mystery School.  The central axis of the Yin Gate, where we have to Open to Mystery and Surprise, is the Mercury/et al-to-Sedna Opposition.  The Yin Gate requires a four-Degree Sensitivity, but exceeding our usual three Degrees is warranted because the added planet is Eris (Revelation of What’s Been Denied), and the whole chart is about Denial.

Mercury’s turning backward, and it will back up from 29 Scorpio to 11 Scorpio.  This Degree Zone is about Getting to the Bottom of the Truth about our Held Emotions (10-20 Scorpio, the Pisces Decanate of Scorpio) and Exploring the Truth of Who and What We Want to Nurture afterwards (20-30 Scorpio, the Cancer Decanate of Scorpio). 

Mercury’s first forward pass through this Degree Zone spanned 11-31 October (11-18 October in the Held Emotions Zone and 19-31 in the Nurture Zone).  So the meat of the Issues we’re addressing now probably came to a head during 11-18 October.

When a planet turns Retrograde, it Reviews the material it’s already covered, with a fine-tooth comb.  So we’ll be Reviewing the Nurture Zone from 31 October till 10 November (“Is it your Self-Love you’re Nurturing here, or are you still Giving Away your Power?”). 

Meanwhile, our two Truth asteroids (Aletheia and Veritas) leave Scorpio and go on into Sagittarius (Letting Go) on 2 November (Truth of the Heart, Aletheia) and 9 November (Truth of the mind, Veritas).  That will probably feel like a Lightening of Tension.

Mercury then goes back over the Held Emotions that we’re Letting Go Of from 11-20 November (“Is that really how you want to Live your Life, or do you think you might want to be More Loving with yourself instead?”). 

On 20 November Mercury turns Direct again, and recrosses the same terrain for the third time.  During this pass, if we’ve done our homework during the first two passes, we’ll Build Confidence about how much we’ve Let Go Of. 

If we haven’t done our homework, we’ll be Re-Experiencing the Issues we’ve been working on since early October.  Mercury crosses the Held Emotions Zone again from 21 November to 1 December, and then the Nurture Zone again from 2-8 December.

Here’s the chart…

The lighter lines are drawn to the planet that’s four Degrees from the Mercury Station, dwarf planet Eris.  The Yin Gate is the blue box (Golden Rectangle, in astrologuese) marked off my Eris, Chaos, Haumea, and Ixion et al.  It encloses the two green Xs and the central red line (Opposition) connecting Sedna to Mercury et al.

BodySoul New Moon

October 27, 2019

The primary theme of the 27 October 2019 (8:30 pm PDT) New Moon is the Challenge of Integrating Soul and Flesh.  The Bottom Line is that, whatever Discomfort you Experience over the next several weeks, Surrender into it.  Your Physical Body will be making Adjustments to make room for the Soul to be more In Charge.  If it feels like you’re Dying, Let It Be, it’s just an Ego Death.  I hope you’ve been watching the Hay House Heal Summit interviews over the last few days, because they talk a lot about Perspectives and Techniques you may be needing to use.  Even though it may not feel like it, Trust that all will End Well, as the Energy is very Benevolent.

The primary Configuration in the New Moon chart is a Diamond Star (Self-Resolving Challenge) focused on dwarf planet Varuna (Vitality, the Life Force) in Leo (Self-Assurance) from the Opposition between the New Moon and Uranus (the Individual Soul) in Taurus (Matter).

A Diamond Star consists of a T-Square (Major Challenge) and a Finger of God (Pay Attention!) pointing at the same planet.  The base of the Finger of God forms a “Bowl of Grace” (Double Trine Bridge) under the T-Square.  That Grace here comes from dwarf planets Quaoar (our Survival Instincts) and OR10 (Intrusive Memories).  So if we Listen Closely, we may hear Voices directing us toward Survival.

A secondary theme is that we will be Encountering our Resistance to our Survival Instincts.  How could we Resist Survival?  Easy – look at the whole Climate Change issue and how many people still Choose to indulge their Belief that “it can’t happen here.”  Or consider whether you’ve ever felt like you have Enough Money (which a friend refers to as an Oxymoron).  If you hope to Buy your way into Security, it may take more money than you Imagine is easily available to you.

A T-Square to Quaoar.

Our Challenges will come from two closely related sources.

First, our Habitual Discouragement, especially our “Unconscious Despair” – when we Suffer under the Belief that What We Most Want is not within the realm of Possibility.  To Survive in the Manner To Which We Would Like To Become Accustomed, we will have to Stretch our Beliefs about the Possible.  Since the mind is Limited by what it already Knows, that’s difficult to do – Imagination is one of Robert Moss’s “Three Only Things,” about which we were taught as Children “It’s only your Imagination,” or “It was only a Dream,” or “It’s only a Coincidence,” meaning, It’s Not Real.

If you do Encounter Discouragement, try saying to yourself, “You Poor Sweetheart, you’re Feeling Discouraged, aren’t you.”  Then Change the Subject – do something entirely different so your mind is Distracted from the Thoughts that Discouraged you.  If that’s hard to do, Persist.  You need to Change the Subject in order to Open Up Space for New Perspectives.  If you succeed, they will come to you as Intuitions.  Remember the times when you can’t find your car keys, until you give up and start doing something else, and lo, there they are, right under your hat!

One side of the base of the Quaoar T-Square is Chiron (Despair and Miracles).

Second, in addition to potential failures of Imagination, the Habits we need to Break may still be Unconscious.  We may still Believe that, even if What We Need is within the realm of Possibility (we’ve seen or heard about others doing it), it won’t be so for us.  Watch Closely for situations where you don’t Feel Lucky, or Blessed, or Hopeful.  Those are doorways into Unconscious Limitations that you want to Change.

The other side is the Merger (Conjunction) of Moira (Fate and Choice) and Makemake (Manifestation).

Here’s the chart, with the primary Challenge drawn in heavier lines and the secondary one in lighter lines…

While the second Challenge is not Self-Resolving like the first one is, there is a second layer of Grace involved by virtue of the fact that both Challenges Relate to one another very Gracefully.

The focus of the first T-Square, Varuna, makes a Trine Bridge across the second T-Square.  Meanwhile, the focus of the second T-Square, Quaoar, makes one of the Trine Bridges in the Bowl of Grace under the first T-Square.