Earlier… “The other Significant Configuration in the New Moon chart is about being Reborn into the Unimaginable through taking small steps toward Embracing our Orphaned Forbidden Genius.”
“A Golden Rectangle between dwarf planets Eris, Chaos, Haumea, and Ixion, with Centaur Pholus Conjunct Ixion, the New Moon Conjunct Haumea, and Uranus Conjunct Eris.”
The New Moon Conjoins dwarf planet Haumea. Haumea was Pele’s daughter, and a Fertility Goddess. We usually interpret her namesake dwarf planet as Rebirth.
Next June, Uranus Conjoins dwarf planet Eris. Eris was the young lady who threw a Golden Apple inscribed “for the fairest one” into a banquet full of Greek Goddesses. The resulting melee, as the Goddesses argued over the rightful owner of the Apple, eventually resulted in the Trojan War (after codependent and corrupt intervention by the Gods). So we interpret Eris as the Revelation of what has been Denied (in this case Vanity and Competition), or as New Information. Keep in mind that Denial is a healthy process, allowing us to postpone dealing with issues that would Overwhelm us, till we’re ready to deal with them.
We usually put this kind of talk in doubly-indented italics, reserved for folks who want to learn astrology. But we all need to get in touch with these new players in the Unconscious Realms, as it’s where our Evolution lies. So let’s review…
- dwarf planet Haumea – Rebirth
- dwarf planet Eris – Revelation of what’s been Denied
A New Moon itself represents a small Rebirth; add Haumea and we’re due for a Big Rebirth. Probably aided and abetted by New Information that was hidden under a rock before. Uranus symbolizes the Individual Soul; its rendezvous with Eris means we’re due for some shocking information about who we are. After our Rebirth we probably won’t recognize ourselves.
Haumea-New Moon and Uranus-Eris Oppose one another. Oppositions are about resolving Dualities. The Second Harmonic is symbolized by the Priestess; the Priestess defends a Tradition, so an Opposition involves confronting the Rules. Maybe we understand the Ritual correctly, but the Zeitgeist has moved on and the Ritual needs revision. Maybe we’ve been getting the Ritual wrong. That would explain why that Frog keeps singing at our back porch.
So there’s something coming up, something irrupting from the Unconscious most likely, that’ll shock us into realizing that the “Rules” we’ve been Living by don’t really do the job we’ve been Expecting them to. Sometime in the next few weeks, perhaps, since the Energy in a New Moon often evolves over the following 17-18 days. Most likely we’ll discover that we didn’t know we were following “Rules” – we just thought that was how the World worked.
The other Opposition in the Golden Rectangle is between dwarf planets Chaos and Ixion, with Centaur Pholus Conjunct Ixion.
- dwarf planet Chaos – not Disorder, but Unlimited Potential, the Zero Point Field
- dwarf planet Ixion – now there’s a complicated fellow worthy of more discussion…
Ixion was a psychopath, someone who just followed his own Lust without regard for anyone else. I don’t know about your country, but my country is ruled by psychopaths, the 1% and 0.1% who care only about themselves. If we’re going to evolve into something beside self-appointed royalty and a return to feudalism, we have to get Conscious of the way we worship psychopaths, admiring their wealth and falling head over heels in love with their propaganda about how if we work hard enough and greedily enough, we too can be psychopathically wealthy.
But it’s not that simple. We were each of us born with unusual Talents. You know people who worked hard to develop their unusual Talents. And you know people who hide their unusual Talents under a bushel, probably because in their youth they were Shamed or Intimidated into having to hide their True Self. There are parts of yourself that you regard as unhealthy, or unacceptable in polite company, or psychopathic. Those parts are probably your unusual Talents, warped by Shame or Intimidation. These parts are due to be exposed. Before they are, in order to avoid reliving Shame and Intimidation in public, we should get in touch with them, lovingly and gently, and find out what they look like when they’re seen as unusual Talents rather than psychopathic faults.
- The dwarf planet Pholus (who was a Centaur in Greek mythistory) represents Taking Responsibility
Pholus was a pretty Responsible fellow, but as a result of a crime committed by a friend that made Pholus look irresponsible, he ended up getting dead. So we think of Pholus as demanding that we Take Full Responsibility – for our unusual Talents that we may see as psychopathic faults. A few folks may actually be exposed as perpetrators of unforgivable behavior – we all have a short list of names of public figures we’d like to see fall into that category. But for more folks it’s likely to be about behaviors for which they were Shamed or Intimidated, behaviors which are not abnormal or pathological, but supernormal. Your Inner Banksy who was punished long ago for drawing on the wall, for instance, and who hasn’t drawn since. Remember that Responsibility means being able to Respond – relatively Consciously – rather than Reacting inappropriately.
Again we have some aspect of “Rules” involved; it could just be that exposing your unusual Talents is against the Rules you Live by. The bottom line here is that once you Take Full Responsibility to make Amends for what you feel Guilty about, and Take Full Responsibility to begin nurturing your Forbidden Talents, your Future becomes Unlimited.
The Golden Rectangle means that the two Oppositions complement one another perfectly…
We could even draw a Get Out of iDeath card when we land on the Ego Death square that usually precedes the Rebirth square. There’s some sort of Grace around…
- What irrupts from the Unconscious,
- What we’re asked to Take Full Responsibility for,
- What we’ve been hiding under a bushel,
- Our Rebirth, and
- Our Unlimited Potential.
They’ll combine in unexpectedly positive ways. It’ll look differently for each of us, so we can’t really get more specific. Maybe we can make up an example, though.
Suppose you were Shamed or Intimidated for knowing that the “party line” was wrong. Some redneck junior-high teacher tried to Shame me once for reading a paperback in study hall, for instance. Fortunately I didn’t fall for it, since the book was about the history of the Universe. But last month I was Shamed for practicing Permaculture in my Garden, because it didn’t look like the monoculture that the Powers That Be thought a Garden should look like. I did fall for that, because it triggered the Powerlessness I felt in my family of origin. Not having been in contact with that for many years, this might qualify for an irruption of what’s been Denied. Let’s see if I can Manifest an Unlimited Future by Levitating over that razor-wire fence. Taking Full Responsibility could just look like doing that Levitation, or otherwise seeking Healing.