The Angel of Pluto, from five days away (NASA-JHUAPL-SWRI).
About half a day before the New Moon, and about a day after the New Horizons trolley sails within several thousand miles of Pluto, the Moon crosses Mercury and Mars, which closely Oppose Pluto. Of course that’s about the time when NASA will first unveil some of the portraits that New Horizons snapped at close range. So we’d expect that…
Pluto will have something very distinct and very adamant to say on July 15th.
Meanwhile, that New Moon!
I hope we all graduated from our Self-Love SATs with flying colors.
Because the New Moon falls right into the same Degrees! Jupiter’s now in the 25th Degree of Leo, so it’s no longer within our usual 3 Degrees of Sensitivity to the other members of the would-be Grand Sextile. But with the New Moon at 24 Cancer the focus of the current chart, we take three Degrees on either side, or 21-27 Degrees. Which gives us nine out of twelve points on a Grand Unx.
The Unx, recall, is the Twelfth Harmonic, or the Angle between two planets that are one Sign apart. The Grand Unx then is a planet in the same (or close to the same) Degree of all twelve Signs. The Twelfth Harmonic is the Pattern-Breaker, or the Hanged Person; not hanging by the neck or fingernails, but hanging by the ankles and hence seeing the World through different Perspectives.
Last week’s Grand Sextile was ruled by the Station of Haumea – Rebirth, and the Vacancy – the warm and comfortable rug in the nursery; a Rebirth into Self-Love. This week it’s Eris that’s Stationary, now within three Degrees from Uranus and now turning Retrograde to move back toward Uranus, and almost exactly Square to the New Moon. Eris turns Direct on July 19. This is one focus of the would-be Grand Unx…
A major theme this week will be the Revelation of Denial. Don’t hide from it behind embarrassment or Shame. Seek it out. Use your Curiosity, Actively. “I wonder what I’ve been Denying!?!? I’ll wager if I open up to it Lovingly, and Ask for Grace, I can stop sabotaging myself and get on with my Dreams, eh? Won’t that be Grand!”
And sure enough, there’s Chiron in the almost-Grand Unx. That’s exactly what Chiron’s about, transcending Limiting Beliefs by Breaking up Patterns that have been sabotaging and discouraging us, and exposing us to the Miracles that lie on the other side of the Limiting-Belief curtain.
The other focus of the Grand Unx is the Ixion-Pholus-Quaoar Stellium in 22-27 Sagittarius. It’s a major focus because it’s the outlier – the other eight points are one Sign apart, and the Stellium is two Signs distant on one side and three Signs distant on the other. The eight adjacent points form a bowl or curved mirror, focusing everything back onto the outlier, like the focus of a Reflecting Telescope.
The Ixion-Pholus-Quaoar Stellium, all of which are Retrograde, says…
We are Required to Take Responsibility. It’s no longer optional. Our Survival depends on it. No matter how many of our philosophical or moral or political or hedonistic precepts it violates, we have to take Responsibility. It is now The Law, and it will be enforced by the Power of the Galaxy.
We didn’t notice, but Quaoar, which itself represents The Law-Giver, slipped past the Galactic Center on January 12 of this year. After turning Retrograde, it crossed again on June 19. It’s third and final crossing will be November 24. Quaoar represents Natural Law, Law of the sort where violations don’t get you in trouble, they get you dead. That’s just Quaoar by itself; now it has the Authority of the Galaxy behind it.
We intuit the theme of Sustainability because that’s the sort of Law that Quaoar gives. Ceres (Sustainability), though, is the focus of a Mjolnir (Epiphany) across the Square from Lilith (PIAVA) to Chaos (Unlimited Potential).
We had our Can-Opener in January, and our Exposition in June. By now we should have learned a good deal about what Unconscious contents are forcing themselves out into the Light. We have until late November to allow those urges to permeate our Life. It doesn’t matter if we’re Ashamed of them, or if they violate what we believe to be Sacred, or if they open a chasm between us and our Community. We have no choice but to honor them, or they will rip us to shreds. There is great Grace available to us here; take advantage of it, as it will last only till about July 26.
The Stellium makes a Grand Trine with Uranus-Eris and Jupiter, but Jupiter moves beyond three Degrees from Eris around the 26th, just as Uranus is Stationary, and Venus is turning Retrograde in the first Degree of Virgo. The first Degree of Virgo is itself a Pattern-Breaker, though it usually feels more like an Ego-Buster. Which is exactly what a Pattern-Breaker is, since it’s Ego that we have invested in our Limiting Beliefs.
We need to be practicing our Skill at recognizing Ego Death. When it feels like “I am Dying,” shift your focus. It’s “I am Dying,” as in “My Old, worn-out Ego is Dying.” May it rest in Peace. It’s served me well, getting me this far, but Lord Knows it’s tired out!
Okay, it doesn’t feel like a Sunny day in the park, but that’s what Rebirth feels like. I Loved my Old Ego, and it Loved me, and I’ll miss it. We were best friends. It’ll take a while to get used to this new Ego, and I won’t always know how to Act or Feel. I’ll be Confused and clumsy. I guess that’s what it’s like Learning anything new though. It’s okay to be embarrassed; we’re newbies. I need to be my own best Cheerleader.
“Hooray New Ego! We’ve got some Learning Curve to get through here, but the Future is Wide Open, and we’re looking forward to Manifesting some great things that we’ve been Dreaming about for a long time.” Set your Doingness aside; that’s your Old Ego. No Stress allowed here; it’s Rest you want to pursue instead. Sure, some folks pop up off the Birthing table and go right back to their CEO jobs the next day – and in the process Abandon their progeny – which here means Abandoning yourself.
Let the Future come to you; if you strive to go after it, you can only do that under your Old Ego’s terms, and you’ll revert back to your Limiting Beliefs. Use your PIAVAs instead.
Confusion is the first stage of Growth – don’t try to overcome it or think your way out of it. Celebrate it! “Oh gosh, there’s Confusion! Happy Day! We’ve escaped our Birdcage and we’re flying free!”
Which of course could mean the Cat isn’t far away – “Oh gosh, there’s Fear! Happy Day! We’re encountering unfamiliar turf and about to Break Through to New Heights – all we have to do is Breathe, and maybe Tap a bit, eh?”
And maybe backpedal a little – Safety First! We want to take Risks, that’s what Learning is about, but we don’t want to overextend ourself, because that will set us back. We may want to PIAVA a Loving and Gentle Learning Experience, Growth, Rebirth, AND Safety.
Wait – is that Discouragement, or even Despair? Where did that come from? Oh yeah, all Losses must be Grieved, even the Loss of an Old worn-out Ego suit. Hey, I remember! I need to Empathize with my Despair – “You poor Sweetheart, you’re feeling down, aren’t you. That’s okay, Honey, I won’t Abandon you, take as long as you need to Feel into that.”
Don’t try to talk yourself out of what you’re Feeling; instead, step outside yourself, look back, and Witness what you’re really Feeling, but from outside of it. Shift from “I am Discouraged” to “I feel Discouraged” – it’s a tiny semantic shift and a giant step for personal Growth.
There are two of you occupying the same Body – the first You Feels Discouraged, and the second You Feels Loving Kindness toward the first You that’s in Despair. There’s no attempt to Change what you’re Feeling, only a shift in your Perspective, a Loving Witness, a shift in your Assemblage Point, an instant Rebirth.
The Sky is the Limit here, as Chaos (Unlimited Potential, not Disorder) Opposes the Ixion-Pholus-Quaoar Stellium, and the Lilith-Chiron Opposition joins it for a Grand Cross. The Stellium says, “This is the Law“; Chaos says “Go for the Gold“; Lilith says “Let it Come to You, don’t chase it“; and Chiron says “Be the Witness.” The Grand Cross says “There’s too much going on and too much at stake for us to get stuck on any one thing here; we have to Let Go and Let God!”
And don’t forget all that Grace, in the Grand Trine between the Stellium, Uranus-Eris, and Jupiter, in the Fire Signs – in Spirit. The Grand Cross is in the Mutable signs – Mutable as in Mutation…
We’re Changing here, we all are. All bets are off. Look for any Expectations, and Cancel-Neutralize-Upgrade them. Cancel the Expectation, Neutralize the Vibration it Created, and Upgrade the Expector – Expectorate your Expectations. All Expectations arise from your Old Limited Ego, whether they’re cynical or hopeful.
Hopeful Expectations are Fantasies, and Fantasies are not PIAVAs. Fantasies have Limitation at their core. Otherwise we would have Manifested them all along. You don’t know how the Future will unfold, because we haven’t Co-Created it yet. Intentions and Desires, by all means, but Expectations are Manifestation killers.
Makemake (Manifestation) and Vesta (Belief) both meet the North Node (Mission), on the Cusp of Libra, in mid-September. The Cusp of Libra is where we meet Other for the first time, or as if for the first time. As we integrate the newly emerging formerly-Unconscious contents into our everyday Lives, we’ll begin to newly integrate them into our Relationships as well.
Without Curiosity there is no Love. If your Relationships are based on Expectation, they’ll be mired in Judgment rather than Celebration and Freedom and Exploration. Begin to watch for Expectation in your Relationships, and Expect your Expectations to be incomplete, if not downright incorrect. “Aha, there’s Expectation! I wonder what that would look like if I opened to Curiosity about what was really going on for them?” Not Curious as in “I need to find an answer,” but Curious as in “Wow, that’s Awesome! I wonder what I’ll discover next?”
The Grand Cross and the Grand Trine make up six of the nine points of the would-be Grand Unx. The corner they share is the Stellium – another reason to consider it a major focus of the chart. It would be the major focus were Eris not Stationary and about to make a once-in-a-century Initiation of Uranus, which will open a whole panoply of new Channels between us and our Soul.
The seventh point is the New Moon – which is itself a major Focus, as a New Moon is always a Rebirth. The presence of the New Moon in the almost-Grand Unx is what calls it forth into our Attention. And speaking of Rebirth, the eighth point is Haumea, the Stationary focus of last week’s almost-Grand Sextile.
The ninth point is Sedna – Actions taken out of Fear. It’s well placed, the focus of a Yod from Haumea and the Stellium. The Yod says,
“Be mindful of Fear, and don’t let it control your Actions. It you’re Present with your Fear, Witness it, Empathize with yourself when you Feel it, and don’t try to think yourself out of it or make it Go Away, then you’ll find its source, and Clear it, and it will no longer Limit you.”
Sedna and the New Moon are the roots of the Diamond Star that’s focused on the Stellium and its T-Square with Chiron and Lilith – another reason to make the Stellium a major focus of the chart.
A final note – Responsibility is not Blame. Blame looks at the Past and tries to attribute Cause. Responsibility looks at the Future and tries to improve Outcomes. They are totally different. It’s very difficult to escape the concepts of Blame and Cause and Effect, because we’ve been trained from infancy to Believe that they’re the Operating Principles of Reality. They aren’t. They’re the Operating Principles of the Left Brain, and the Operating Principles of Immature Emotions. Reality Operates on the Principle of “This just Is, and that’s that.” If you can approach the World with Perennial Curiosity rather than Expectation, you’ll find it to be full of Surprise, Delight, and Awe, not Blame or Causality.