Aren’t these lovely little Gems? In many crystals, one metal or anion can substitute for the usual suspect. In this Crystal with three metals, Galkhaite, the first metal can be either Cesium or Thallium, the second either Mercury or Copper or Zinc, the third either Arsenic or Antimony, and the anion is Sulfur (a metallic ion is positively charged, so to make a neutral Crystal you need a negatively charged partner, the anion). So you don’t know whether a given specimen of it is innocent, or dangerous because of Radiation and/or Mercury and/or Arsenic! Kind of like the Karma you thought you had successfully Denied, till Medusa saw through your subterfuge. Good chance our defenses against our Yintegrity could get outed here!
We promised in Plenipotent New Moon to follow up on…
“More soon, as the Star Capulus (Perseus’s sword) is also very close to the New Moon, and probably contributes to Algol’s reputation. Algol and Capulus together represent one Coin of raw, unrestrained – even psychopathic by many standards – Sexual Energies, Algol the Magnetic and Capulus the Dynamic. They also pair Sex and Ego Death as another Coin, and we could go on for a looong time on that subject. Kelley introduces the notion that Perseus was an agent of the Patriarchy doing Inquisition duties, and we have more to say on that too.“
And we will. For instance, did you know that “ED” is the abbreviation for Ego Death? But first, here are some pretty incredible tools for dealing with a New Moon that’s a gravitational lens for the Eye of Medusa…
Actually, the Star Algol, symbol of the I of M, is quite a bit Out of Bounds, so the New Moon doesn’t physically gravitationally lens it, only astrologically. Astrology works mostly with Longitudes; if Declinations matched up too, we’d have an Eclipse or an Occultation.
To remind, this sort of type is intended for everyone to read, while the indented non-bold non-italic type is meant for anyone knowing some astrology or interested in picking it up by osmosis. The doubly indented non-bold but italic type mostly defines astrological terms and esoterica, so can be completely ignored by anyone who doesn’t intend to learn astrology.
Two planets or stars on the same Longitude are Conjunct; two on the same Declination are “Parallel.” Declination is used instead of Latitude; Latitude measures the angular distance from the Earth’s Equator, while Declination measures the angular distance from the plane of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun (the “Ecliptic”). Since the Earth is tilted (which is why many of us have Seasons), Latitude and Declination aren’t the same, though we can think of Declination as Celestial Latitude.
The Celestial equivalent of Longitude is called “Right Ascension,” and starts at the Aries Point, or the Sun’s Longitude at the Northern Equinox. This makes Right Ascension (RA) and astrological Longitude basically equal in Tropical astrology, once you divide RA into Signs. Physical Longitude of course starts in London. In both Sidereal astrology and physical geography, the Aries Point moves, so Right Ascension and Longitude are only equal every 26,ooo years or so.
When both Longitude and Declination align, we have a “Parallel Conjunction,” which may be known as an Eclipse or an Occultation, depending on who’s Occulting and who’s Eclipsed. Both words mean the same thing, that one body crosses in front of the other. When the Occulting body is smaller than the Occulted body, though, since that’s not usually considered an Eclipse, it’s called a physical “Transit,” like the “Transit of Venus across the face of the Sun” in 2012. An “Annular Eclipse” occurs when the Occulting Moon, being at the far end of it’s elliptical orbit, appears to us as smaller than the almost-Occulted Sun, so the Eclipse is incomplete. To “Occult” something just means to hide it.
An astrological Transit is something different. A Transit occurs when a planet, in the sky now, makes a major Angle or Harmonic to a planet in your natal chart. A Harmonic is a fraction of the Zodiac. The First Harmonic is a Conjunction (1/1). The Second Harmonic is an Opposition (1/2, or half way ’round the Loop), the Third a Trine (1/3), the Fourth a Square (1/4), etc. Multiples of Harmonics, like the Quincunx (5/12) can also be considered as Transits, though they’re often called “minor” Angles, as are the Harmonics above the Fourth.
And before we forget, we want to introduce our next Portal…
Venus Opposes Pluto on 21 May and Squares Uranus on 25 May. With Pluto Retrograde and Uranus moving forward, the Uranus-Pluto Square is now outside of our usual three-degree Orb or Sensitivity. Nevertheless I’ll wager we’ll still experience the Uranus T-Square rather loudly, as something like…
Putting finishing-school touches on our Yintegrity. If you’ve forgotten, Yintegrity means doing exactly what you Feel like Doing, when you Feel like Doing it – as opposed to Yangtegrity, which means Doing what you said you were going to Do. Of course, if you Live in a World that hasn’t made the transition yet, in order to Live in Yintegrity you may have to reduce your Commitments, Renegotiate the remaining when your Intentions shift, and make Amends later when your shifts are too sudden for Renegotiation and your audience is of Value to you.
OR, you can accelerate the Planet’s Ascension, by just Living your Yintegrity and letting the chips fall where they may, since the Chips will be things you didn’t really Love anyway. Imagining doing this will probably engender Fear, which is great, since you want to be Loving with that Fear first, while imagining, before you jump in. If you Feel Your Fear and Do It Anyway, your Fear may Manifest on you. Of course, if you Feel Your Fear and Love it to Death, or use Dr. D’Eramo’s ABC process…
- A. Be Aware of your Fear
- B. Breathe while spreading your shoulders and arching your spine
- C. Choose a far better alternative
Then go for it. Be Aware that this is a variation of Empathizing with your Fear, so if you’re Open to them, Miracles may be available for you to Choose. The C in ABC is a fabulous time to turbocharge your PIAVAs. For B we could even add Let Go of our Limiting Beliefs and shout YOO HOO! so the Miracles can rush in. Imagine how the World would Change if we all shouted YOO HOO! in the middle of a frightful Manifestation.
What a “coincidence”! This Portal turns out to be a perfect foil for a Medusa New Moon! Like with all those Grand Trines Pi gave us in 2013 to ease our transition, Pi is good to us! She’s uncompromising on the Responsibility bit, but She recognizes that we need time to figure it out, and reps to practice it. Our Gratitude is in order.
~~~ YOO HOO! ~~~