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Ancestors Full Moon 2 (Boundaries VI)

February 18, 2019

The second Self-Resolving Challenge (Diamond Star) in the 19 February Full Moon is Focused on the Life Force (Varuna)…

The Stress that needs to be Resolved (the Opposition in the base of the T-Square or red triangle) is between Whether our Actions Serve our Soul’s Purpose (Mars-Uranus) in the Lifetime, and Whether our Boundaries are True to our Soul’s Purpose (Aletheia-Pallas, both of which are Stationary or Strong).  The Suggestion is that any Limitations in our Vitality will be clues about how our Actions and Boundaries aren’t Serving our Soul’s Purpose.

The Grace which Supports our Efforts and makes the Challenge Self-Resolving, is split between…

The big uptick in participation by the Ancestors (Sun-Klotho-OR10), which we discussed in the previous post, and…

Trusting our Unique and possibly or formerly Forbidden Genius to help us be Fully Responsive to our Survival Instincts (Eurydike-Ixion-Pholus-Quaoar), which we also talked about earlier.

The next Big Configuration in the Full Moon chart is Profound Blessings (a Grand Trine and Almost-Grand-Sextile)…

The Big Dumb-Luck Blessing (Grand Trine) is on the Cusp between Fire and Earth, mirroring the imminent (6 March) movement of Soul (Uranus) into Matter (Taurus).  The Players are an Ego Challenge as our Inner Female steps forward – for any gender (the Moon on the cusp of Virgo), the Genius-Trust-Survival Dance we’ve spoken of (Eurydike-Ixion-Pholus-Quaoar on the Sagittarius-Capricorn Cusp), and the Question about whether our Actions Serve our Soul’s Purpose (Mars in Taurus Conjunct Uranus in Aries).

The two elements in the Almost-Grand-Sextile are the Ancestors (Sun-Klotho-OR10 in early Pisces), and the Changes in our Boundaries (Pallas-Aletheia in late Libra), both of which we’ve discussed.  A Grand Sextile means that all of the elements in it are Operating Cooperatively with one another – sort of the way everything will be in 5D.  So if we can Activate the Almost-Grand-Sextile, we’ll find our Boundaries, the Ancestors, our Survival, our Genius, our Instincts (Moon), and our Actions all in Alignment.

So how do we Activate an Almost-Grand-Trine?  We look at the Energy embedded in the sixth corner, the one that would Complete the Grand Sextile, called the Vacancy, and we Project that Energy Consciously.  Intention is probably Sufficient.  The Vacancy is 2 Cancer, “A man on a magic carpet hovers over a large area of land: The ability to expand one’s consciousness by stabilizing one’s point of view at a higher level.”  Wow, just what the original Self-Resolving Challenge, that we described in the previous post, Creates!  When astrology Repeat itself, we know we’re on the right track.  Remarkable.

The picture above also shows one other feature of the Full Moon – the Finger of God (grey-green wedge) pointing at Chiron (Despair and Miracles), so recently having moved into Aries (1pm PST 18 February).  Despair is one of the defining characteristics of Pisces, as Pisces’s job description is to Embrace All Excess Emotional Baggage, Karmic and otherwise.  So the last eight years, while Chiron has been in Pisces, have been Intense Emotionally for all of us.

By now we’ve hopefully all Learned how to Poor-Sweetheart ourself into Miracles.  By saying to ourself “You Poor Sweetheart, you’re Feeling Bummed, aren’t you,” and then Changing the Subject (Putting our Attention elsewhere), we can instantly Shift our Identity from Bummed to Compassion.  We may have to rinse and repeat, or use Tapping or other PIAVAs, if we Obsess and have difficulty Changing the Subject.  (Leave a comment if these concepts are new to you.)

With Chiron in Aries, we of course could Encounter Spiritual Crises instead of Emotional Crises, and considering the State of the Planet, that may well happen.  And actually, we’re already hearing about just that on the Fake News every evening, aren’t we.  But a Spiritual Crisis is basically an Ego Death, and we’re well practiced at Embracing those, Right?  And now that we’re Adept at Embracing Emotional Crises after studying them for eight years, we won’t have to deal with those complications, Eh?

The Roots of the Chiron Finger of God are our Instincts about Ego Death (the Moon on the Cusp of Virgo), and our True Boundaries (Stationary Pallas and Aletheia).

The next Global Configuration in the Full Moon chart is a hidden Chin-Strap Square Fez, so called because the sides of the Moroccan-hat-shaped trapezium are Squares (red lines), and the blue triangle below the bottom looks like a chin strap…

It also forms a Parasol over the Juno Diamond Star, adding extra Grace to our Consciousness Expansion.  The Challenges (Squares) are real…

  • Genius-Trust-Survival (Ixion-Eurydike-Pholus-Quaoar) Challenging our Ability to Transform Despair into Miracles (Chiron).  Basically, this is about using the Tools we’ve Learned to Avoid being a Victim, for which there are many Opportunities.  We could be Victimized by Threats to our Survival.  All our Life we’ve been Victimized by the Programmers who drove our Forbidden Genius underground.  If we misinterpret Respond-Ability as Blame, we’re Victim there as well.  And Lack of Trust is a perennial source of Victimhood.

But – we know how to convert Despair to Miracles, Right?  Only our Ego can be Victim, not our Soul, and we’re in the process of moving our Ego closer and closer to Soul, Right?  So every trace of Victimhood is a Sign that we need to Surrender to an Ego Death and move into Respond-Ability.  We can do that as simply as saying to ourself, “You Poor Sweetheart, you’ve Feeling Vicimized here, aren’t you” and then Changing the Subject.

  • Our False Boundaries (Stationary Pallas and Aletheia) Challenging our Life Force (Varuna).  This can easily feel like Victimhood again – if our Boundaries aren’t working, we can feel like someone else is Manipulating or Hurting us.  If we don’t Recognize the connection, we can Experience that as a Diminution of our Vitality.  Again, we can Watch for Diminished Vitality, and when we Notice it, Look For places where our Boundaries are too weak or too strong.

But the key to any Fez is the Tricolors (red-green-blue triangles) created by the grey-green diagonals.  A Tricolor is a combination of Challenge (red), Curiosity (grey-green), and Grace (blue lines).  The prescription is to unlock the Grace by remaining in Curiosity about the Challenge, rather than trying to Figure It Out.  We can’t Figure It Out without Limiting ourself to our current concept-set, so by Avoiding that and staying with Curiosity instead, we invite Growth in Consciousness instead.

This is not the kind of Curiosity that inspires Study and Research – that’s the Figure-It-Out kind.  This is more akin to Awe and Wonder, Accepting What Is at Face Value, and Marveling at it.  Like we did very often as a kid, before we were perverted by the Over-Intellectualization of Colonial Society.

By Knowing Cause we can sometimes Manipulate circumstances to our Advantage.  To the Colonial or Capitalist mind, Win-Lose is Success.  We could use Cause for Win-Win, but first we have to Evert our notion of Success.

By Believing we Know Cause, whether we do or not, and by Enjoying the fruits of Manipulating circumstances to our Advantage, we Seduce ourselves into Believing we’re Superior to those we’re Colonizing.  That somehow makes Colonialism okay – we Rationalize that we’re somehow Helping them while we’re robbing them blind.

The problem is that we never do actually Know Cause.  We may Know some Superficial Connections, but like Vale’s recent murderous dam failures in Brazil, Colonialism always ends up Defiling the Planet and the People for the Profit of the few, and the few usually live far away from the Carnage.

So to achieve non-Figuring-It-Out Curiosity-Awe-Wonder requires a Big Ego Death relative to our Lifelong training as children of Colonialists.  Like Racism and Sexism, it takes a big jolt just to Realize that we are Racist and Sexist and Colonialist, and that we don’t know how not to be.

Moving our Perspective from Appreciation – or literally Worship – of Figuring It Out (and of Wealth and Superiority) to Appreciation of Awe and Wonder (and Sustainability and Equality), takes a Searching and Fearless Inventory of everything in our Lives, but if we want to Trust our Unique Genius and Respond Fully to our Survival Instincts, it has to be done.

We can interpret the diagonals of the Fez and their Tricolors as PIAVAs.  Using just the Major Tricolors (those with the long blue lines or Trines), we have…

  • “I Wonder if I can Poor-Sweetheart myself into Allowing Miracles to Adjust my Boundaries so that my Vitality is Improved” (Varuna Square Pallas-Aletheia Quincunx Chiron Trine Varuna – the “Quincunx” or five Signs is the grey-green Curiosity line)

PIAVA is short for Prayer-Intention-Asking-Visualizing-Affirming.  There are other, “silent” letters as well, such as Wondering, Commanding, and Expanding.  These are all Triggers for our Intuition that can Magnetize what we Want to Receive and draw it toward us – the Feminine process of Creating.  It’s an alternative to the Dynamic or Masculine process of Plan-Execute and its corollaries.  Whenever you’re dealing with What You Don’t Know, aka the Unconscious, the Magnetic process is the only one that works – and it works Wonders.

In the above we’ve used Wondering to Trigger our Intuition, and to make it work – which is to say, to Avoid trying to Figure It Out – we need to immediately Change the Subject and put our Attention elsewhere.  See https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava-review/ for more details, some of which are important.  In the below we’ll use Prayer.

  • “Ganeshi, Please Remove All Obstacles to my Avoiding Victimhood about my Genius and my Survival, while Supporting my Vitality.”

Then we Change the Subject.  By Surrendering Control over the Relationships between (1) Victimhood (Chiron) and (2) Genius-Survival (Ixion-Quaoar) and (3) Vitality (Varuna), and Delegating them to the Remover of Obstacles Ganesh, we’ve Invited our Intuition to Resolve any Conflicts that may arise between them.

That leaves only what’s usually ignored in astrology – the four “Unxes” in the Full Moon chart.  Unx means one twelfth, and it names the Angle between two planets that are one Sign apart…

These are the short green lines.  This is the Twelfth Harmonic, which is about Pattern-Breaking.  So any Self-Sabotaging Habits you have between the Energies on each end of an Unx, this is a great time to replace these Habits with Self-Supporting Patterns.  The Unxes here are…

  • Do you Sabotage your Vitality, by eating Sugar or other empty calories like White Bread, for instance, or failing to eat enough Green Vegetables or Drink enough Water?  You have Instincts that tell you not to do this – do you Ignore them or not even Recognize them?  Now would be a good time to PIAVA that you Attune yourself to them.  (Moon Unx Varuna)
  • Many of us have Habitual Actions that don’t Serve our Soul.  It’s an excellent time to PIAVA that we become Conscious of them so we can Change them.  (Juno Unx Mars-Uranus)
  • And most of us probably feel like Victims of these non-Soul-Serving Actions, as if someone else made us do them (and indeed, we may have been Programmed to do them by someone else).  “You Poor Sweetheart, you Feel Victimized by those Actions, don’t you.”  (Chiron Unx Mars-Uranus)
  • I’m Worried that these Ancestors are coming to Kick Ass because we’re Screwing Up!  “You Poor Sweetheart, you Feel Scared by this Possibility, don’t you.”  (Chiron Unx Sun-Klotho-OR10)

Empath and Empathy VI

July 4, 2018

We usually ignore Unxes, but a Powerful case can be made that they’re the most important Angles in the astrological lexicon.  Given the (Materially Appropriate) Tenacity of the Ego, Letting Go of Habit Patterns may be our greatest Challenge as Hupers.  One Perspective says that if we tried to Live without Habits it would be like being Stoned out of our gourd on LSD all the time.  I’ve met Folks who could probably pull that off, but damn few.  Another Perspective points out that if we Lived totally from our Intuition, Habits might be temporary conveniences.  I’ve probably met more people who are close to that, but also few.

When two planets Unx one another, Patterns can Fall Away on their own – at which point we may Panic and snatch them back from Oblivion rather than face the Void in their place.  Our Unx work lies in Allowing Habits to leave peacefully while we Express our Gratitude for their Efforts at making our Life Easier.  Even if they felt like a curse, their Intention was to make our Life flow more smoothly – it was our Conflicting Needs that made them feel like a curse, not the Habit itself.

It wouldn’t hurt to review Cycles here.  They begin at Initiation, when the Cycle’s Energy is Strong on the communal Airwaves.  Then the Cycle’s Energy tends to go Underground while Entities who have profited from the Old Cycle try their best to stretch their profits as far as they can in order to maximize the return on their investments.  Meanwhile the New Cycle’s Energy is gaining Strength.  The Waxing (Increasing) Square brings the Tension between Old and New to a peak, Challenging us to finally Let Go of the Old Energy and Embrace the New Energy.

Once it thus reaches the Cultural Mainstream, the New Energy grows, Receiving Grace at the Waxing Trine, Blooming at the Opposition, and Fruiting at the Phitile (223 Degrees), which is close to the Waning Trioctile.  If we’re Tuned In we’ll can or freeze our Bounty Gracefully at the Waning Trine.  The Waning Square Challenges us to wind down, Celebrate the Fruits of our Labors, batten the hatches, and prepare to Rest.  This Void time between the Waning Square and the Initiation is the most difficult for Hupers to tolerate if they’re stuck in the Dynamic Masculine Plan-Do modality.

This is PIAVA Time.  Unless our Intuition is very Strong, we have no way of knowing what the next Cycle will be.  Sure, we can look up the future Initiation’s Sabian Symbol, as we do, but we’re still left with a Gollum-like riddle to interpret it.  It’s certainly Time to Review the closing Cycle for what we Wanted, Received, Gifted, and Invested.  And definitely Time to Inventory our Wants and Needs for the Future.  The Energy of the New Cycle isn’t totally Determined yet, and our Focus on our own Intentions will join the Vibrations from all the other Entities to fill in the colours of the New Cycle.

Before every Initiation we have a Waning Unx (Relative Ease of Letting Go).  That follows a Waning Square (Challenge to Let Go) and a Waning Sextile (Blessings following from Letting Go).  We can profitably use this Pattern to Pay Attention to what in our Life seems to be faltering at the Waning Square, Test a partial or pilot Letting Go at the Waning Sextile to see if Blessings follow, and bring out our finest Tapping-PIAVAing Iterations at the Waning Unx, to make us the Emptiest possible vessel to Receive Abundance (Having Enough to Share) in the coming New Cycle.

If we look at the Karma-Saturn/et al Waning Unx in this Light, what would we find?  The Karma-Saturn Cycle is about how The Most Important Thing is our Collection of Habit Patterns.  How have they Served us over the last four or five years (the length of a Karma-Saturn Cycle)?  How have they been a Disservice for us?  How have they Limited us (S-t-r-e-t-c-h!)?  What would we Replace if we had our druthers?  How might we Intend that?

The Karma-Pholus Cycle is about how much our Collection of Habit Patterns reinforce Repetitive Reactions to what Triggers us, and how much they facilitate Appropriate Response to Actual Events.  Use similar questions about Service and Limits.  The Karma-Quaoar Cycle is about how much our Habit Patterns Support or Hinder our Survival.

Besides Karma-Saturn et al, the other Opportunities for Letting Go of Obsolete and Self-Sabotaging Patterns (Unxes) in today’s (10pm) Chiron-Station chart, include…

  • Chiron-Moon Waning Unx to Uranus-Juno.  The Biggie here is the Chiron-Uranus Cycle, which is Waning.  Over your Lifetime (this Cycle is about 130 years old), what do you Believe the Relationship between your Soul and your Suffering has been like?  Many Religions focus on this Relationship and make Suffering into a sort of merit badge.  Have you been there?  Do you Believe that sort of Connection between Soul and Suffering can Survive into 5D, or would you rather see Soul teaming up with Miracle (the other side of Chiron) instead?

Moon Cycles only last a month, and there are an overwhelming number of them, so we usually ignore them.  But if you’re focusing on a specific Issue (such as Health) studying the Moon Cycles of a relevant planet (such as Varuna) will probably pay dividends, because the Moon is so important to so much of Life that the Patriarchy has Repressed, causing it to protrude in odd ways from odd places.  Notice that the Moon has Cycles to your natal planets as well as to planets in the Sky Now.  You could use, for instance, http://www.true-node.com/eph1/ to study the latter, entering “Moon,Varuna” in the first box.

The four-year Waxing Juno-Chiron Cycle is worth some examination.  At the Waxing Unx we get another Opportunity to Let Go of Old-Cycle Habit Patterns that are taking too much work to keep them Fruitful in the New Cycle.  Our Efforts should flow into our Rewards without too much Difficulty, and if they don’t it may be a sign that an Obsolete Habit is getting in the way.  The Juno-Chiron Cycle is about how Aware we are of our Victim Postures.  Short of Miracles (which we never want to Discount), we have to be Aware of them before we can Improve them.

  • Chiron Waxing Unx to OR10.  Since OR10 represents Intrusive Memories, we can think of it as a Treasure Chest holding the blueprints for our Karmic Traumas.  Again, Awareness is Golden, as it is frequently a prerequisite for Healing.  We’re likely to have to Retrain ourselves to Respond to Intrusive Memories with Open Curiosity rather than with knee-jerk Repression.  The Hidden parts of your Self that are willing to share those Memories are very tender, and will rapidly Retreat more if they aren’t greeted Joyfully.  We can actually Deepen our Karma by telling our Informants to Talk to the Hand.
  • Ceres Waxing Unx to Makemake-Eurydike.  The Ceres-Makemake Cycle is Waxing, while the Eurydike-Ceres Cycle is Waning.  Do we still Doubt our Abilities to Manifest or Heal?  Are we Tapping Out our Doubt?  Is it working?  You’ve done it before, you can do it again, but you need to deal with that nagging Doubt voice, or it will Sabotage your Efforts.  Some people say that it’s all Perfect As It Is, and that’s a very useful Perspective, because it facilitates our search for the Conflicting Goal that Stops us from Creating What We Want.
  • Ceres Waning Unx to Varuna.  This five-year Cycle is about Sustaining our Union with the Life Force.  If you have any Health issues Lit Up, what do they have to Teach you?  Ask them.  Are you eating too much Sugar, or eating non-Organic Sugars or Grains, which unless it’s been banned where your food comes from, are almost always laced with gut- and immune-system-killing Glyphosate?  Do you get fresh Fruits and Vegetables from Farmers Markets as much as possible, where they were still Alive a few hours ago, or do you depend on Supermarkets where Produce can be weeks old.  Are you still eating Processed Foods (anything in the store that has more than one ingredient).  On this Planet it’s Living Plants and Fungi and Bacteria that carry the Life Force; everything else is Second Hand.

Full Moon Blessings II

April 29, 2018

There is a third Diamond Star in the Full Moon chart, this one to the Venus T-Square.  The Bowl of Grace in it consists of the Moon and Saturn-Hylonome.

This is a tightly Integrated series of Gifts, where each Reinforces the Others.

The Vacancy that would create a more-Balanced Grand Cross out of the Venus T-Square is 8 Sagittarius, “Within the depths of the Earth new elements are being formed: The Alchemical Fire that both purifies and transforms the Inner Life.”

Vacancies typically are Energies that we have to provide Consciously, but in this case Goddess Gaia/Pi is doing it for us.  We reinforce the Energy by Paying Attention to it.  In Daniel Scranton’s Arcturian Channeling yesterday…

http://danielscranton.com/conscious-evolution-%e2%88%9ethe-9th-dimensional-arcturian-council/

You are putting an emphasis on the evolution of your consciousness.  Now, this is something that happens naturally, without any intervention on your part.  But when you put an emphasis on it, you are doing more good than you know. 

“You are choosing to live in a reality where the emphasis on the evolution of consciousness is something that is an invitation that is being offered to all beings.  You can live in whatever reality you want to live in, and where you put your emphasis determines which reality you will find yourselves in…

“We just want you all to recognize yourselves as being the creators of the experience that you are having.  It is a much better experience than most of the alternatives that you are faced with, but because you chose to put an emphasis on raising your vibration, being more of who you are, and being of service, that is the reality that you are going to experience as you continue on in this journey.”

And from today’s…

http://danielscranton.com/breaking-free-from-programming-%e2%88%9ethe-9th-dimensional-arcturian-council/

You are breaking free from the chains that you placed upon yourselves before incarnating in this lifetime.  You had to have these chains in place until you were ready to bring yourselves to the fifth dimensional frequency range.

“You knew that there were certain experiences that you had to have this lifetime to set yourselves up for the full integration of all aspects of who you are and who you have been, and now that you have lived those experiences you have much more freedom than you have ever had in any Earthly lifetime.

The chains are no longer there, but the programming still is

The easiest way for you to release yourselves from the programming is to turn off your TVs, your computers, your phones, and all of your devices, get out into nature, and feel for the truth of the high frequency energies that have been competing with that programming for quite some time.  Just as you are free from those chains, you have made yourselves available to these energies, and they have made themselves available to you.

But the lower frequency vibrations of the social programming has been the interference.  It has been keeping you divided.  It has been telling you that you have reason to be afraid, and it has you striving for a level of success that has nothing to do with becoming more of who you are.

The Blessings continue…

Including the Full Moon but not the Nodal Axis, dwarf planet Orcus (Oath-Making and -Breaking), Saturn-Hylonome, and Nessus comprise five of the six points that would Complete a Magnetic Grand Sextile.  The Vacancy that would Complete it is 10 Cancer, “A large Diamond in the first stages of the cutting process.”

Again, our Task is to Pay Attention to the World We Are Creating rather than the one that we want to leave.  As Jewel put it…

“Lend your voices only to sounds of Freedom
No longer lend your strength to that which you wish to be free from”…

Which includes Paying Attention to the fact that we’re still in the “first stages” of Shaping our Diamond.

Not that we aren’t Spectacular and Gorgeous just the way we are, but getting smug when we aren’t finished with our Mission just sets ourself up for unnecessary future Ego Deaths.

While we’re on the subject of Oath-Making and -Breaking (Orcus), we need to point out something that we seldom mention – the short green lines in any chart.  These are the “Unxes” – the seldom-used word Unx means one twelfth of something, and an Unx is a Twelfth-Harmonic Angle, or two planets that are one Sign apart. 

The Twelfth Harmonic is the “Hanging Man,” but he isn’t Hanging by his Fingernails or Neck, rather by his Heels – in order to get a new Perspective on the World and Break Old Patterns.  There are usually a number of Unxes in each chart, and each one Creates an Opportunity to Break Free of our Programming and of the places to which we No Longer want to Lend our Strength.

Let’s look at a few examples…

In addition to the Diamond-Star Trine Bridges, the Full Moon is also Bridged by a Quincunx to asteroid Sappho.  We’d usually focus on PIAVAs that would attempt to preserve the Curiosity inherent in the Quincunx (two planets five Signs apart), because that Natural Curiosity is a red flag indicating a Pattern that we have a current Opportunity to Explore more deeply.

For instance, Moon in Scorpio Quincunx Sappho in Aries.  Marko Pogačnik (Sacred Geography, p.104) suggests…

“To perceive Water Beings [Scorpio] one can use the language of traditional symbols attributed to them.  Standing in front of a water body, imagine that your buttocks are covered with fish scales and your legs are shaped like a movable fish tail.  Then quickly detach yourself from your imagination and open yourself instantly to perception.”

and (p.107)…

“To get a good perception of Fire Beings [Aries], one should concentrate on the warmth and pulsation of the blood within one’s veins – which represents the Fire Element within our body.  Open your perception from there.”

These would both be great PIAVAs.  We could start each of these exercises by briefly calling to mind a current Emotional (Water/Scorpio) or Spiritual (Fire/Aries) Difficulty or Question we have.   Then we could follow with a PIAVA about how they are Related. 

If you’ve ever had a gas stove and flicked water into the flame, you see the flame turn from blue to orange briefly, as the heat cleaves the highly flammable Hydrogen from the other Element in the Water, the Oxygen that Ignition requires.  Water and Fire are not so far apart as one would think.

Emotion can quench Spirit (Water extinguishing Fire), Held Emotions by cutting part of ourself off from the rest of ourself, and Intense Emotion just by demanding our Full Attention and blotting out Spiritual Perspective.  In the former case we’d like to Strive for Wholeness; in the latter we have to Surrender to the Overwhelm for a while in order for the Emotions not to become Held. 

But in appropriate proportions, Spiritual Fire can Break Up the Persistence of Emotions.  In the Wild, we often either processed Emotion quickly, or became someone else’s dinner.  No Blame there, we’re just returning the favor, as so many times Other Beings have become our dinner, and we’re just Giving Back.  Many tuned-in Cultures “bury” their Dead on platforms, so the Nutrients can be directly Recycled by the Critters that the Culture Co-Exists with and Cooperates with to maintain Sustenance.

This is a Waning Quincunx, so beginning to think about Recycling is appropriate.

But let’s look at the Unx half of the Quincunx Bridge – Sun Unx Sappho, Breaking Patterns around, or Gaining New Perspective on, how our Essence and our Self-Love Relate to one another.

A reader today writes…

“The work now becomes ‘growing’ those skills of boundaries, healthy anger, putting True Mission first, finding Right Community and all the rest.  Certainly work of a lifetime!  Plus continual Loving of the parts that still feel Betrayed, Abandoned and Shamed.  I kept wanting Justice, but now I’m just aiming to become aware of, and Love, those sad, angry, and hopeless parts, without changing them into something more ‘acceptable.’ “

Our Essence often Values Justice, but we always need to remind ourself that Nothing Changes Until We Accept It Fully Just As It Is.  It’s not like the Urge for Justice then goes away; it’s that without the Emotional Load (which is usually runoff from some distantly-related Held Emotion) we’re much more Able to Act Effectively to Change the World in (usually small but) Measurable ways.

Our reader continues…

“There is still some difficulty, in that you and many others talk about the thoughts we have as shaping our timelines.  And so I feel uncertain as to how I can welcome these… less pleasant?… manifestations while not having them rule any capability I have to set new directions.”

We don’t talk enough about Cancel-Neutralize-Upgrade, but it’s a very important tool for dealing with unwelcome Thoughts.  The Statement Asks the Universe to Cancel the “Negative” thought we just had, Neutralize the Vibration it has Projected into the Ethers, and Upgrade the Thinker (that be us).  With practice we can build the Habit of issuing this Directive quickly after thoughts that could potentially Create Realities we don’t Want. 

While we’re working to develop that Habit, we can follow the Invitation that the Unconscious has offered through the “Negative” thought – Gestalt immediately springs to mind.  We would not have had that Negative thought (says the Jungian) if it did not have a Positive purpose for our Enlightenment.  So there is a part of us that regards this as Negative, and a part of us for which this is evidently some form of Truth.

We could Tap Out the “Even though I sometimes think [this Negative thought] [Negative Thoughts (in general)], I deeply and completely Love and Accept Myself…”  That could help squelch the thought.  But the Gestalt process could help us Get To The Bottom Of It (which is what Scorpio is all about).  The Negative thought is an Expression of something we actually Want, we’re just in the Habit of Expressing it in Negative terms, probably because someone once told us that What We Want wasn’t Politically Correct.

Fritz (Perls) had us Imagine two chairs.  In one chair would sit the part of us that is in the Habit of reciting this Negative thought, and in the other chair was the part of us that is in the Habit of Judging this particular thought as Negative.  The first assignment is to Discover What the part of us in the Negative chair Wants that will make a Positive contribution to our Lives.

For instance, maybe the part of us in the Negative chair is in the Habit of thinking about Fear of Scarcity.  Well, an obvious possibility could be that what the part of us in the Negative chair really Wants, is Abundance, and it’s trying to urge us to work on Strategies for same.  Maybe.  This is always an “…or something like that” game as Eugene Gendlin would say.  Conclusions are Killers.  Possibilities are Life-Enhancers. 

Or maybe our Negative thought is an Intuition that some element is flawed in the Abundance Strategy that we already have.  Or maybe it’s an Intuition that since our Abundance Strategy is an attempt to Control an Uncertain Future, we should perhaps consider switching to PIAVAs about Future Abundance, where we specify What We Want (Katherine Ponder reminds us that Abundance means Having Enough to Share), Trust that the Universe will Provide that in its own way, and Tap Out the Anxiety underlying our Negativity.

Now of course in the other chair sits our Judgments.  Which is worse relative to the Evolution of our Consciousness – Judgment, or a poorly worded Desire for Abundance (if that’s what it was)?  Do we Judge Judgment?  This may be an Opportunity to Differentiate Blame (assignment of Past Causation) from Response-Ability (attempting to improve Future Outcomes).

You can see the Vast Field of Opportunity Opening up here!  Remember that Growth in Consciousness is not about Discovery; it’s about Differentiation.  The Complete Universe has always been here; there are just parts of it that we haven’t been in the Habit of Differentiating from background “Noise.”  That Bird was in the Bush all along; we just didn’t See it till it moved.  If it was could have been our Dinner and it just flew out of range, Growth in Consciousness – and Survival, might mean Upgrading our Attention and Sensitivity to Shapes and Colors.

For instance, in moment of writer’s block I often play a game of Solitaire on an ancient laptop.  It’s recently gone crazy with its colors, so I now have the Shape of the suits, but not the Colors.  It demands an additional layer of thought, where Habit no longer works, which is a real Pain in the Scales.  It’s Exhausting rather than Relaxing, as Learning often is.  The Universe is trying to tell me something, I have no idea what, but it obviously has to do with Recognizing Shapes.

Some of the Angles in this chart I’ve drawn in with light lines, in order to emphasize the many primary Configurations, but please don’t regard the light lines as less important.

For instance, there are six Fingers of God in the Full Moon chart, each one Asking us to Pay Attention To This!  We’ve already talked about Ceres-North Node, Venus, the Moon, and Saturn-Hylonome.  Hidden in the light lines are additional Fingers of God to Sappho and Orcus.  We’ve talked about both of those, but in the process we haven’t noted the Importance that the Fingers of God add to their Impact.  You might want to reread about them in that Light.

Which leaves the Grand Quintile and it’s other celebrity (in addition to the North Node-Ceres Initiation), the Sedna-Moira Initiation (5:30 pm PDT 27 April).  We’ll write about that soon, but if you want homework, we’ve written about the interaction between Moira and Sedna at https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/08/27/eclipsalypse-iv/.

The Rose above the Sky

May 9, 2017

Let’s look a little more at that Grand Quintile.  Here’s one without all of the other Action in its chart…

It’s a Pentagram, traditional symbol of Magic.  It’s actually pointing down, which sometimes implies Black Magic.  But as we said in the previous post, the whole diagram will turn upside down in twelve hours, so there’s little meaningfully permanent about the pointing.  If there’s anything to the Black part, it’s bad luck or evil intent for the West Coast of the US, as the chart is even rotated for other locations at the same time.

The Full Moon occurs around 3pm PDT, which is the equivalent of 2pm PST.  Since Hawaii is two hours earlier than Pacific Time, the Sun will be close to directly overhead in Hawaii – and the Pentagram will be pointing straight up.

The classic symbol of five-symmetry is the Rose Family, which includes this Apple (a future Fuji), blooming as we speak…

The Rose and Pentagram have always been associated with Venus and the Heart, because the Zodiacal locations of the Heliacal Rising of Venus over eight years plot a perfect Hexagram.  The “Heliacal Rising” of a planet or Star occurs when it first becomes visible again after being hidden by being too close to the Sun.  The ancients measured the seasons of the year by keeping track of the Heliacal Rising of various Stars.

I read today that the process of Learning floods the brain with a particular protein, and that this protein confuses the brain’s reward center, disrupting Addictions.  The same can apply to Archetypes, since our Karmic or Childhood Programming Unconsciously expects a positive reward when we’re Obedience to an Archetype we’re Entranced to.  Liberation from an Archetype is by far the most important type of Learning, since it’s Life-Changing.  And Entrancing someone to a Archetype, such as Nationalism, would be a good case of Black Magic.

Let’s isolate the Grand Decile.  A Decile Angle is one tenth of the Zodiacal Loop, so a Grand Decile has ten planets equally spaced ’round the Circle…

If that reminds you of a Rose it’s no coincidence; with five-symmetry the double Rose has five petals in each layer.  Fortune, the Tenth Harmonic, is related to Learning mostly through Liberation from Archetypes, as Liberation allows us to respond Neutrally to circumstances and Witness Reality more clearly.  Left-brain Learning, which involves only the accumulation of Information and not Liberation, also clogs the brain’s reward center – Jung always said that people whose primary approach to Life is through Thinking, are irrational, because not being in touch with their Heart, they Act according to their thoughts rather than their Values.

There is a reason why astrology considers the Fifth Harmonic a “Minor” Angle, aside from the fact that you can’t instantly spot them because they share the same Degree of their respective Signs, as you can with “Major” Angles.  It’s much more difficult to gain Power Over someone who runs their Life from their Heart rather than their “Head.”  Thinking is usually associated with the Head because Left-Brain Mythology attributes thought to the brain.  In Energy Reality, thinking is assigned to the Third Chakra, the Solar Plexus, not the brain.

In order to Power-Over a “Head”-centered person, all we need to do is match their Archetypal Programming with our Propaganda or Rhetoric.  To Power-With a Heart-centered person, we need to demonstrate that we share their Values.  We may be able to direct our Propaganda to their Values, but a Heart-centered person is much more likely to be in touch with their Intuition and Instincts, which would allow them to know our Intentions.

The more we uses our Quintiles to Break Free of our Archetypes, the more directly we Witness Reality.  When we’re Entranced by an Archetype, that’s all we see – the rest of the Universe is projected onto the outer screen of the Archetype.  The more Archetypes entangle us, the less we see of what goes on behind the curtain.  It’s the greater detection of Reality which allows the Tenth Harmonic to represent Manifestation – which is more difficult when we can’t see the levers and pulleys and cobwebs and Energies that connect the elements of hardcopy Reality.

Crystals do not exhibit five-symmetry, but there are several Powerful Stones named after the Rose, such as this Rose Quartz, a Stone representing the Heart…

Another “Minor” Angle that we use is the Quincunx, which connects two planets that are five Signs apart, or five twelfths of the way ’round the Loop.  The Fifth Harmonic is Learning, and the Twelfth Harmonic Pattern-Breaking, and the Quincunx combines the two – into Curiosity.  This is the source of Power in the Yin Gate – which, with it’s four Quincunxes arranged in two adjacent Xs, introduces us to Paradox or Non-Dual thinking.

And while the Grand Quintile, if used properly, can lead us to Archetype-Busting, the “Grand Unx” (an “Unx” is one twelfth of something), with twelve planets equally spaced around the Zodiac, will almost certainly Bust up some Archetypes and other Addictions.  Here’s a look at the 16 May chart, when the Moon and the Nodes add the final two aligned Oppositions to the four in our Gods and Goddesses Full Moon chart (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/05/07/gods-and-goddesses-full-moon/) to complete a loose Grand Unx…

We’ve drawn in the Unxes and Quincunxes in light green.  From the Perspective of traditional astrology, there’s a problem with this chart.  The twelve positions vary from 22 to 30 Degrees; that’s eight Degrees of Sensitivity, a span that traditional Astrology would only allow for Major Angles in birth charts.  Even in birth charts, the maximum Sensitivity permitted for Minor Angles is three Degrees.

Well, recall that many times we’ve said that Permanent Curiosity (as in Awe and Wonder rather than “Gotta Figure It Out”) is akin to Love because both eschew Judgment.  If we can break our Addiction to Figuring It Out, the Quincunx actually leads us to this space of Non-Judgment, aka Neutrality, aka Enlightenment, aka Ascension.  Maybe we should call it “Unconditional” Curiosity, to parallel Unconditional Love.  In a Relationship, Love dies when Curiosity is replaced by Certainty and Judgment.

So in our Perspective, there’s nothing Minor about a Quincunx – it’s one of the more Major Angles on Reality.  We can say the same for the the Archetype-Busting Quintile and Unx, and for that matter the Septile.  The Septile (Seventh Harmonic) is about Timing – not wasting our Energy when the moment is not ripe, and Acting Decisively when it is – like France’s own new “JFK” apparently has.  We hope he fares better than JFK did.  Well, it turns out that Timing is critical in everything, including Curiosity and Unconditional Love.  It’s Timing that resolves the unsettling apparent Conflicts between Unconditional Love of Other and Unconditional Love of Self.

So we don’t argue that this chart may not be fully descriptive of the Present Moment come 16 May.  But if the Unx and Quincunx are Major Angles, as we aver, then we regard the chart as fully applicable to Projects begun under its watch, including the Rebirths that have been scheduled for us.

 

Curiosity and Desire

June 17, 2016

It’s hard to overemphasize how important it is to maintain our Curiosity about how our newfound Vulnerability (ie, Loss of our Masks) will impact our Mission (and Deepest Desires).  

As always, we don’t mean Curiosity as a means to an end – Questions seeking Answers.  We mean Curiosity as an end in itself – Wonder and Awe, eyes wide and mouth ajar.

Since our Deepest Desires are often a source of Vexation – we Want it but we can’t seem to Get it, or Keep it when we do – we might well find our mind grinding away on our Lifelong Frustrations.  If that’s the case, this grinding is exactly the Pattern that we need to Replace.  That’s why it’s Lit Up.

Which is the Key to the Temple, to Realize that when any Bummer is Lit Up, it’s Lit Up to inform us that we have Work to do on our Limiting Beliefs.  And the Work is easy – we just Embrace ourself.  “You poor Sweetheart, you’re really Bummed by this, aren’t you.”  The apparently difficult part is Discerning that Oh Yeah, we’re Feeling here, and we don’t like the Feeling!  We need to Learn to Love ALL of our Feelings, and this is The Opportunity to Practice just that!!  Hooray!!

Chances are we’ve built up Stories around why our Deepest Desires elude us – because of some quirk of our childhood perhaps, or maybe we’ve concluded that Huper Nature just works that way, or some Pattern that we believe Limits us but we’ve never been able to Change.  Mindstuff.  Let it all Go.  Come to Curiosity instead…

“I Wonder why my Deepest Desires always elude me.”

Just that simple.  Make it a Mantra, a Ritual.  Carve it into your mirrors, your refrigerator door, your smartphone, write it on the inside of your eyelids.  Don’t let it become rote.  Close your eyes when you say it to yourself (except when driving or operating machinery), and really Feel that Energy bubbling up from the Deeps.

While this particularly applies next week to our Deepest Desires, it’s an excellent strategy for dealing with any stuck Pattern we have.  What if we want to Eat less, or less often, or less Sugar, for instance.  Then whenever we have a moment of Awareness before or during our urge to Eat, we can pause a minute and…

I Wonder why I always want to Eat while I’m writing.

Followed by a pause.  This is a PIAVA – an invitation to Intuition – so we need to pause and Change the Subject.  We could go back to Eating 

(we Change the Subject to prevent the mind from constraining us to our existing Limiting Beliefs; Eating is quite different from Analyzing Eating),

for instance, or back to writing.  The Intuition will surprise us later.

We mentioned in passing that Jupiter’s Initiation of the North Node (Exact 3pm PDT 24 June at 17 Virgo – Volcanos) Biquintiles (Learning New Rituals) Uranus’s and Eris’s Initiation of Ceres (Exact 8pm 21 June and 5am 23 June, respectively, both at 24 Aries – Abundance), but it deserves more than a mention.  

These are Waxing Biquintiles.  

In the evolution of a Cycle, the Waxing 

  • Trioctile (8th Harmonic/Rebalancing, and 3rd Harmonic/Compassion) precedes the 
  • Biquintile (5th Harmonic/Learning, and 2nd Harmonic/Ritual), which in turn precedes the 
  • Quincunx (12th Harmonic/Pattern-Breaking, and 5th Harmonic/Learning).

So once a new Energy

  • Becomes Permanent (Square) and
  • Blesses us for Acknowledging it (Trine – without Acknowledgement, the Trine denotes Arrogance),
  • We Lovingly Adapt to it (Trioctile),
  • Learn and Practice new Rituals that match the new Energy (Biquintile), and 
  • Break any old Habits that would get in our way (Quincunx).  

By choosing Magnetism (PIAVA – Curiosity) instead of Dynamism (Plan-Do), we gain Free Attention to use on our Seva rather than our Process.

So it would behoove to see what our Jupiter-Uranus and Jupiter-Eris Cycles are about.  The current Jupiter-Uranus Cycle (Expanding into greater Connection to Soul) began in June 2010 at 1 Aries (Manifesting Form).  The current Jupiter-Eris Cycle (Amplifying Truth) was Initiated at the end of April 2011 in 22 Aries (“The gate to the garden of all fulfilled desires“).  Intense.

What a “Coincidence” that Desire arises.  Not to mention the hint that Truth leads to fulfillment of Desire.

For a while on 23 June (approximately 6am to 11am PDT), the Jupiter/North Node to Uranus/Eris/Ceres Biquintile is joined by Venus and the Moon to form four-fifths of a Grand Quintile (Learning Made Easy).  The Vacancy – the Energy we’d Supply Consciously in order to complete the Grand Quintile and remove the Stress – is the last degree of Scorpio (Mischievousness).  So it’s important to Play, perhaps just a bit impolitely.

At the same time, Chiron and Saturn join Venus in an intertwined Septangle – Venus Triseptiles Saturn which Biseptiles Chiron which in turn Biseptiles Venus.

The Biseptile is about Timing our Rituals for maximum Effect, and the Triseptile is about Timing our Compassion so it’s neither Taken for Granted nor Abused.

We could read this as, The Most Important Thing (Saturn) is to be Loving and Gentle with ourself (Venus) whenever we find ourself touching our Despair (Chiron).  Venus occupies the inflection point between the Septangle and the incipient Grand Sextile, telling us that the Key is Magnetic.

Uranus-Eris II+

June 10, 2016

As is often the case, our Chief Asteroid Officer noticed something I missed.  Our second layer of the Eris-Uranus Initiation horrorscope, the one where The Most Important Things are…

  • Embracing Confusion
  • Respect for All Things
  • Being Willing to Stretch
  • Staying Alert for Habits that no longer Serve

(see the previous post), and of course one that applies to the rest of the Century, stays lit up a bit longer.

To whit…

(1)  On 11 June we’re likely to be asked to Stretch a bit more.

(2)  Expect Confusion to remain Strong till 13 June – Embrace it, Wallow in it, don’t try to Change it.

I knocked over a full glass of Water today – twice.  Not wanting to think my Confusion was due to a TIA, I figured I must be Regressed to infancy, to a time before I knew that those wiggly things, on the end of that pink stick-like thing that keeps waving around randomly, were “my” fingers.

Once our CAO enlightened me, I knew instantly that it was a Poltergeist.  We create Poltergeists (seemingly independent actions by Material objects) by thoroughly Repressing an Emotion.  We do everything we can to Avoid some Emotions (like Confusion, often); bringing those into our Embrace will Expand our Emotional range and Open our Awareness to new Blessings.

But we don’t even know we’re Avoiding the Emotions that we’ve thoroughly Repressed.  Those are the Held Emotions that prevent our Awareness of the Lost Skills that are hiding behind our Karmic Limiting Beliefs – the ones that are Unconscious.  Recovering those is a Treasure bigger than Smaug’s, as we won’t achieve our Mission without them.

So be Mindful of anything unusual happening this weekend, especially if Water is involved.  What’s your immediate Reaction to it?  Mine was Irritation.    Call up that Feeling, then PIAVA “I Wonder what that was all about.”

(3)  Through 14 June, be prepared for major Breakthroughs in Innovation and Creativity.  If there’s a major project or hassle you’re working on… 

  • PIAVA a huge leap forward on 10 or 11 June (don’t be too specific, so you can be surprised),
  • Change the Subject on 12 and 13 June, then
  • Pay Attention on 14 June.

Good chance there’s a connection between (2) and (3) – and (1) as well.  In fact it would be surprising if there wasn’t.  What if I was able to Revert an Unconscious Limiting Belief that was installed before I was even Aware of my Physicality, let alone Verbal.  That would have a monumental impact on my Life.  It’s very difficult to approach preverbal Trauma for Healing, because the organization of our Worldview is so organized around our Languaging.

 

The Astrology

(1)  The Moon lights up Jupiter and the North Node for about eight hours starting around 8am PDT on 11 June.

(2)  Neptune (Material Confusion, Spiritual Clarity, and our Relationship to anything larger than ourself, Emotion, Water), which Squares Saturn and Vesta while Opposing Jupiter and hanging out near the South Node, is Stationary, turning Retrograde around 2pm PDT on 13 June.

(3)  The dwarf planet Makemake (Manifestation) is Standing Still and Waxing Quintile to Saturn.  The Station occurs around 7am PDT 14 June.  The Insights will probably be most Fruitful between the Neptune and Makemake Stations, though the Moon crosses the Stationary Makemake at around 7pm PDT on 12 June.  The current Saturn-Makemake Cycle began in mid-September 2009 in 26 Virgo, a Degree devoted to Learning new, potentially Life-Changing Rituals.

It’s very significant when a Station makes few Angles with other planets.  Besides the Saturn Quintile, the only other close Angle that Makemake makes is a Waxing Unx (one Sign) by Lilith.  The Lilith-Makemake Cycle began at the end of last August, in the same 1 Libra as Makemake’s current Station – virtually the same arcminute!  The Moon crosses Lilith around noon PDT on 15 June.

Libra 1 is about how Observation Stops The Flow.  It’s an apparent fact of Quantum Physics – the Future (or even the Present) is indeterminate until it is Observed.  It’s interesting that 1 Aries, the beginning of the Personal half of the Zodiac, is about Discrete Form emerging from the Background Matrix (ie, Consciousness), while the beginning of the Relational half of the Zodiac is about The Flow, or The Zone, or Time.

Yindependence (Lilith) is of course about The Flow, about Staying in the Present Moment, Staying Present.  Being Here Now, as Ram Dass puts it.  And it’s appropriate that the Relational half of the Zodiac should begin with Yin and the Feminine.  Libra, like Aries, is a Dynamic or Masculine Sign, but it begins with the Yin.  And the Form that is Manifesting at 1 Aries is the Female form.  Like the Dao, or Taijitu, Duality Unfolding from Unity, or Duality Stopping The Flow.

The Unx Angle (one twelfth of the Zodiac) is about Changing Patterns.  Manifesting Yin by Changing Patterns to Cease Stopping the Flow.  This is getting Deep.  And of course, whatever minor or major Trauma befell me as a Newborn (which would be a Mirror for Past-Life Trauma), would have Created an Observer – Manifested Consciousness – and Stopped the Flow.  Changing Patterns – I think that’s a Stephen Stills song.  

“Stop, children, what’s that sound?
Everybody look what’s going down.”

Back to the Ouija Board ’60s!

This Week (8-14 May)

May 12, 2016

On Monday 9 May (5am PDT) Jupiter turned Direct and started its final ascent into its 23-June Initiation of the North Node, which signifies a big emphasis on our Mission in the Lifetime, and in the process on our Deepest Desires.  Our Mission is larger by many orders of magnitude than our Intellect can grasp, so our Deepest Desires represent a peepshow of our Mission, presented to our Ego in a form it can understand.  As Consciousness grows, our Deepest Desires metamorphose into our Mission.

The Jupiter-North Node Initiation is about A Volcanic Eruption, so on some levels it could be a bigger event than our 9-June Eris-Uranus Initiation.  Or at least, a more Conscious event.  Eris-Uranus will blow the gaskets off of the Masks that we use to pretend that we have socially redeeming value in spite of our Original Sins – which of course are nothing but programmed Self-Judgments.  If we have any Masks left after 2012-15.  At the very least we have to get Honest with ourself about our Deepest Desires and their addictive qualities, even if they’re not ready to dance on the World Stage.  You could call them our Hungry Ghosts.  Addiction can prevent metamorphosis.

We didn’t mention in our New Moon post that the New Moon forms a Major Tricolor with Stationary Jupiter/North Node and Saturn: Jupiter/NN-Square-Saturn-Quincunx-NewMoon-Trine-Jupiter/NN.  Which is to say that you can effectively address any Conflicts over how to Both Expand and Focus by Wondering what’s being Reborn here.

On 13 May we have an interesting Conjunction between two asteroids, Aletheia and Veritas – respectively Greek and Latin for Truth.  The Conjunction is Unx (one Sign) from the asteroid Mnemosyne – Memory.  The Unx is about

  • Breaking Patterns,
  • Letting Go of Karma,
  • Changing Habits, and
  • Untangling ourself from Archetypes.  

So this week is likely to have a lot of information for us about how our June will unfold.  

Watch your Thoughts and Emotions closely.  We all have Patterns of quickly shifting our Attention away from issues we don’t like to contemplate.  Many of these Patterns operate below the level of Consciousness, but even some of those may surface here.  If you catch yourself shifting your Attention away from your Fears, after you do your Cancel, Neutralize, Upgrade, stop and examine the Fear.  You may have access this week to its roots, and if you can pull out the roots, the weed can’t regrow, as of course it will if you just keep cutting it off at ground level.

Definitely Tap out the Fears you become Conscious of, but with a twist this week.  Instead of “Even though I’m afraid of that I deeply and completely Love and Accept Myself,” use “Even though I don’t know why I’m afraid of that I deeply and completely Love and Accept Myself.”  Put what you do know about the Fear in place of “that.”  Confusion is good, it’s the first stage of Growth.  Be Curious about it.

Jupiter will now cross for the third time the Pisces through Gemini Duads of Virgo – the last half of the Capricorn Decanate and the first half of the Taurus Decanate.  As Jupiter dismantles our Olde Ego (that’s what Virgo does for a Living), it goes through the process of

  1. Looking to see what’s socially unacceptable (Libra),
  2. Rooting out why we do that (Scorpio),
  3. Letting Go of that (Sagittarius),
  4. Replacing it with something more useful (Capricorn),
  5. Testing it to see how it flies socially (Aquarius),
  6. Rueing our Inadequacy (Pisces), 
  7. Surrendering Control (Aries),
  8. Observing what evolves (Taurus),
  9. Adapting it to our Liking (Gemini),
  10. Nurturing it (Cancer), and finally,
  11. Wearing it as our New Ego (Leo).

We’re reviewing stages 6 through 9 here.  Be Gentle with yourself.

Yintegrity and Inanna

December 24, 2015

I’m delighted to have gotten permission to link to these fabulous essays on the Cultural and Spiritual context of our Yintegrity and Gender-Balancing work…

https://eldermountain.wordpress.com/2015/08/23/light-who-loves-her-sister-darkness-the-perils-of-rejecting-the-shadow/

Neptune, which literally symbolizes our Cultural and Spiritual context, is the head of a Mjolnir Kite that we need to add to our Holiday Shopping post ( https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/holiday-shopping/ ), as by Friday morning’s Full Moon, Mercury has moved around to Square Eris, with dwarf planet Orcus taking up the tail of the Kite.  

The Oaths that gave away our Sovereignty to the Patriarchy are one of the biggest collections of Oaths that we need to forswear.  As Orcus informs us, in order to facilitate Change we need to Stand Still for the Punishment that Orcus would deal us for abandoning our old Oath – that is, we need to endure the Paper Tigers of our Held Emotions or Karma if we are to be Liberated, as the parable of Inanna and Ereshkigal illustrates.  When we are Present, we realize that the Held Emotions that we’ve been Resisting for Lifetimes are actually no longer Real.

But what if we had our fingers crossed.  When we swore allegiance to the Patriarchy, to Yangtegrity, did we really forswear our earlier Oaths of allegiance to the Goddess?  I mean, are we still Eating?  Where do we think Food comes from?  It’s not the freezer at Carrefour, even if that’s where it appears to come from.  Sure, it wouldn’t hurt to dust off our Breatharian Skills, but realistically, how many of us?  I know, the Patriarchy provides more Poisons than Foods, but the roots are still with the Goddess, even as perverted as the Corporations have been able to make it.

Of course we have to ask what Venus and Mars are doing, and their Dance is intriguing.  I hope to be able to add illustrations again soon, because it would be a great help.  In the Jupiter-Trine-Sedna-Unx-Eris-Trine-Pholus/Ixion-Square-Jupiter Trine Fez, Venus and Mars evenly split the Square twice – that is, Jupiter Unx Mars Unx Venus Unx Pholus-Ixion.  The Unx or Twelfth Harmonic is about new Perspectives and surpassing our Karmic Patterns.

So Pattern-Breaking in our Gender Balance is not only front and center, it’s about Taking Responsibility for Growing into our Orphaned Genius.  Here’s a mind-blowing example of out old Oaths and the Patterns to be Broken…

https://eldermountain.wordpress.com/2015/12/23/behind-the-name-symbolic-roots-of-the-matriarchs-in-the-old-testament/

Mars (and Haumea) Opposes Eris, and Venus Opposes Sedna.  This adds two new Quincunxes to the Trine Fez: Fez-Haumea to Sedna and Venus to Eris, and these cross the diagonal Quincunxes of the Fez, creating another Dos-Equis Pattern akin to the Yin Gate Configuration, and also creating Yods shouting Pay Attention! to Sedna and Eris.  Among other Energies, this highlights the Sedna-Eris Unx, which implies that…

Our Insights into what’s till now been Denied…

Eris is the tail of the Mars Mjolnir Kite on the Saturn-Orcus Square, which we wrote about in Holiday Shopping.

…will have much greater Power because they’ll be Breaking the grasp that our Fear has had on us; we’re likely to be Present enough to see that our Held Emotions really are, in the Present Moment, Paper Tigers.  And this is likely to help us Break even more out of crippling obsolete Gender stereotypes.

There’s more here in this Christmas-Present Uranus-Stationary Full Moon.  The Mars/Haumea-Eris Opposition is T-Squared by Mercury, and Mercury also completes a Grand Trine with Jupiter and Sedna, while Unxing Pholus-Ixion.  This should add complementary Understanding to our Liberation.

Nessus Stationary

November 8, 2015

Nessus the Mythical Centaur was a rapist who got caught and killed, but not before he arranged the death of his killer.  It’s an interesting twist, because Nessus certainly represents the self-appointed Privilege of the Patriarchy, yet he was killed by, and indirectly killed, Hercules, whose “God-Given” Assignment was to kill the pre-existing Matriarchy.  Reminds me of all the politicians who are so skillfully shooting themselves in the foot with their tirades against Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité as they defend their favorite Corruption.  So we’ve been interpreting the Cosmological Centaur and minor planet Nessus as dealing with Privilege, especially Masculine Privilege, and the other side of its Coin, Abuse.

But looking at the chart of Nessus’s “Discovery,” we find that there’s a lot more going on here.  

To begin with, Nessus was “Discovered” during the 1993 Uranus-Neptune Conjunction, which we consider to be the final and pinnacle event of the Harmonic Convergence.  Neptune had already Initiated Uranus, and a few months later, when they were both Stationary turning Retrograde, Nessus was “Discovered.”  The Initation occurred at 20 Capricorn, “A hidden choir is singing during a religious service,” hidden meaning occult, and implying Unconscious.  Since the Uranus-Neptune Cycle is about the relationship between the Individual and Society, and between the Individual Soul and the Group Soul, Liberté, Égalité, Fraternitéavec la bénédiction de Dieu (Neptune representing anything larger than ourSelf, including the concept of God/Goddess) – is an excellent motto for the 170-year Cycle.  While the Unconscious sings hymns to us.

  • Which sort of makes Nessus a lad in the choir.  And lo, as is so often the case, a “malevolent” planet turns out to be “just” a Teacher.  As usual, it’s not the external World that harms us, it’s our Resistance to the external World.

So let’s start with the Quintile Patterns in the Nessus “Discovery” chart.  A Quintile is the Angle formed when two planets are one fifth of the way around the chart from one another, and it signifies Teaching and Learning.

The Discovery chart includes four fifths of a Grand Quintile, between Juno (the Edges of Consciousness), the Sun (Essence), a Conjunction between Vesta and 2007 OR10 (Bringing Unconscious Beliefs into Consciousness), and the North Node (Our Mission).  The Vacancy is 1 Libra, “In a collection of perfect specimens of many biological forms, a butterfly displays the beauty of its wings, its body impaled on a fine dart.”  Normally we’d be horrified by this Symbol, as it indicates Death enjoying the beauty of Life.  But in this case, its our Unconscious Beliefs that are frozen and revealed for all to see – and Makemake (Manifestation of New Survival Skills) has just crossed this Degree.

  • So we can expect Nessus to be associated with our Learning how to Liberate ourselves from Archetypes, Self-Sabotage, and Limitation.

The chart also includes a “Quintangle” – two Quintiles end-to-end, with a Biquintile connecting the two planets on the ends, forming a triangle.  The Quintangle is focused on a Conjunction between Ceres and a Stationary Venus (Learning to Trust our Heart Consistently).  The ends are the South Node (Our Hidden Skills) and the Uranus-Neptune Conjunction, with both Stationary (We Are All One).

  • And we can expect Nessus to Teach us about our Separation.

Next we can look at the segment of the Discovery chart that includes Nessus itself.

The major Configuration in this segment of the chart is five sixths of a Grand Sextile, between Nessus (Liberation), Makemake (Manifestation), Chariklo (Beauty and Charm), The Sun (Essence), and a Conjunction between Pallas and Saturn (Solid Boundaries).  The Vacancy is 7 Capricorn, “A veiled prophet speaks, seized by the power of a god.”  

Here we also have both a Star and an asteroid completing the Grand Sextile.  The Star is Facies –

“War as a concept in the human way of life.  It has no mercy and is ruthless in its aggression and its attitudes.  [It can imply] a person who loves the combative way of life, loves the military, and may even be sadistically inclined,” according to Bernadette Brady (Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars, p.39).  

Fun.  

The asteroid is Kassandra, a prophet who was condemned never to be believed, and who therefore was unable to save Troy from the invading Greeks.  She even set fire to the Trojan Horse, but the Trojans put it out.  The Trojan War was the result of Paris and the rest of the Gods trying to appease the Ladies who were competing to be “the Fairest of them All” and lay claim to Eris’s Golden Apple – we can see it as the complexities and “unintended” consequences we create by failing to Acknowledge and Trust our Intuition.

  • So we can also expect Nessus to Teach us to set Solid Boundaries against Denying our Intuition.  Since many of us have worked hard most of our Lives to suppress our Intuition, this is a Lesson we really need.

Next let’s look at the chart segment that includes the Stationary Uranus-Neptune Conjunction, which is an extraordinarily Strong indication.  This segment is extraordinarily busy.

It includes ten twelfths of a Grand Unx, which is twelve planets equally distributed around the Zodiac (an “Unx” is one twelfth of something).  A Grand Unx yields three Grand Crosses, two Grand Sextiles, and handfuls of Fingers of God and Diamond Stars.  With the two Vacancies, we have one Grand Cross, two T-Squares, one Grand Sextile, and the T-Squares are both Diamond Stars.  The Vacancies are 22 Libra “A child giving birds a drink at a fountain,” and 22 Sagittarius, “A Chinese Laundry,”  The participants are Pluto Conjunct Ixion (Mandatory Expression of our Hidden Genius), Hylonome Conjunct Asbolus (Intuitions about Yindependence), Chiron (Despair, Empathy, and Miracle), Juno (Edges of Consciousness), the Moon (Instincts), Chaos (Unlimited Potential), Mercury Conjunct Eris (Revelation of Denial), Lilith (Yindependence), Vesta Conjunct 2007 OR10 (Revelation of Unconscious Beliefs), and Uranus-Neptune (We Are All One).  Whew!

Since an Unx is about Pattern-Breaking, Karma doesn’t stand a chance against a Grand Unx.  We need only add Compassion (drinks for the birds) and appreciation of our role in and contribution to the larger Culture (Chinese Laundry), since Vacancies show what the Universe expects us to provide Consciously.

  • So we can expect Nessus to introduce Complexity into our Lives, because when Unconscious Complexes erupt into our Conscious Lives, it blows all of our Organizing Beliefs, and we have to start from scratch to Reorganize our Life.  That Feels like a Gordian Knot.  Empathize with your Hopelessness.  “You poor Sweetheart, you’re Feeling trapped, aren’t you.”  Then Change the Subject.  You want to look for your overriding Goals, and the simplest ways to start working toward them.  The Complexity is overwhelming because it needs to be replaced by Simplicity.

The last segment of the Nessus Discovery chart is a lot simpler than the others.  It’s salient feature is a Stationary (Strong) dwarf planet Orcus.  We haven’t examined Orcus yet, but the Mythical Orcus was a son of Eris whose job was to punish oath-breakers with Death.  Orcus is Conjunct both Pholus (Taking Full Responsibility) and Chiron (Despair, Empathy, Miracles).  So this week while Nessus is Stationary, “You better watch out / You better not shout” might be a good idea.

Orcus and friends Trine Orcus’s mom Eris, and they both Trine the North Node – which, however, forms a Kite focused on the South Node.  Orcus-Pholus-Chiron Square a Conjunction of Sedna and Chaos (Fear of the Unknown, and ill-advised Actions taken to Prevent it).

  • So finally, we can expect Nessus to reveal to us the Oaths we swore at some point in this or another Lifetime in order to prevent some unappreciated event or process from recurring.  Swearing an Oath (which can be as simple as “God Damn It!”) is how we Vow “never to do that again,” which unfortunately can prevent us from doing that precisely when we need to do that.  Remember that Archetypes, Karma, Addictions, and other untoward Patterns are not  inherently negative.  They become negative when they’re our only Reaction to certain stimuli, in situations where other Responses would be more productive.  Reacting to criticism with Anger whether or not the criticism would be useful for us to hear, is an example.  More relevant are the places where we go into Fear and Anxiety – or Panic or Shutdown – in the very situations where we most need to be Grounded and Present.  Our Oaths get ossified into our Limiting Beliefs, which in a fundamental sense are anti-Life, so there is a Death there.  Each Limiting Belief is a Loss of Soul.

All told, our best strategy for the coming week is probably to be uncompromisingly Self-Loving, and to PIAVA that we Learn oodles of new useful Skills for just that.  If we start to get into Overwhelm, get ourself Safe and work on getting Grounded and Present again, before we attend to whatever triggered our Overwhelm.  Don’t hesitate to scream for Help if you need to.  Unless the Sky is Falling, a false alarm is far better than a Traumatic Experience.

Breaking Patterns

October 9, 2015

A reader wonders about a Configuration that develops over the next half-day or so…

“I’m asking because it activates my natal Ascendant/Descendant axis, and am thinking this would be a major pattern-breaking opportunity – but also wondering what it is that we would have to “supply” to get the best results?”

The Configuration in question is what we call a Quincunx Box, a rectangle formed by two Oppositions that are separated by Quincunxes and Unxes (an Unx is one-twelfth of the way ’round the Zodiacal loop).  The Twelfth Harmonic is just as our reader suggests, a major Pattern-Breaking opportunity.  It peaks at around 1am PDT ( http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pdt1.htm ) on 10 October, when the Moon Opposes Chiron. The second Opposition is Sun Opposite Chiron, which is with us for several days yet.  The main drivers then are Moon Quincunx Uranus, which will be hot for six hours or so, and Sun Quincunx Chiron, which is within three Degrees of Sensitivity during 8-14 October, give or take.  As you well know by now, we interpret the Quincunx as Curiosity, not in the sense of answerable questions, but in the sense of Awe and Wonder you would feel, if you were half awake, watching a Seed sprout.

It’s easy to postulate that the Planet’s chagrin these days is due primarily to one thing.  That’s the prevalence of proponents of the Dualistic, Reductionist “Left” Brain, the logical mind.  Even the Religionists who thrash out against “Science” operate from a Dualistic Perspective.  Of course it’s always Both/And, so to attribute the downfall of Western Civilization and the regression of the Planet into unlivability to just one thing, is Dualistic in itself.  Of course there’s a second cause – the failure of proponents of the Multifarious, Wholistic, “Right” Brain, aka Feelings or Heart, to stand up and put a stop to the primary cause.  

I mean, how do you argue against logic itself?  Well, it’s actually effortless.  Logic is meaningless without a set of Assumptions to underlie it.  You just Ask repeatedly, “What Assumptions are you basing your logical house of cards upon?” and then point out over and over again how wrong those Assumptions are.

One of the worst features of Dualism is the Belief – which is largely Unconscious these days – that there are Answers for every Question.  Take the Question, “How can a Seed sprout?”  The “Answer” to that Question, which is not an Answer, plain and simple, is “It’s a Miracle.”  Sure, you can create some Assumptions around Genes or the like, and erect an Atlantean house of Frankencards on your tautologies, but that does not Answer the Question.  Whomever it is that invents Undynamite should create a prize for the person who most effectively teaches Awe and Wonder.

To Buddhism, this is “Beginner’s Mind,” worthy of great striving.  James Clerk Maxwell, the inventor of Electromagnetism, put it this way, “A state of thoroughly conscious ignorance is the prelude to any real advance of knowledge” or for that matter, Wisdom.  The Configuration our reader was inquiring about is based on just this, Permanent Curiosity, Conscious Ignorance.  It’s about PIAVAing to Discern our Expectations and Unconscious Assumptions, so we can shatter them.   This is how we Grow Consciousness.  Our Expectations and Unconscious Assumptions constitute our Limiting Beliefs.

There are six components to the Configuration that our reader wonders about…

  1. The Duality between our multi-Lifetime Soul Self, and our Essence (beyond Ego) in the current Lifetime
  2. The Duality between our Instinct to Manifest and our Ability to Transform our Perspective
  3. Our Awe over the Soul’s Ability to Guide our Instincts to Manifest (when we achieve Beginner’s Mind)
  4. Our Curiosity about how we can bootstrap ourself into a Life of Freedom and Abundance
  5. The Potential to jettison Habits that no longer serve us
  6. The Potential for the Soul to Guide the Transformation of our Limiting Beliefs

Which are (1) Uranus Opposite Sun, (2) Moon Opposite Chiron, (3) Uranus Quincunx Moon, (4) Chiron Quincunx Sun, (5) Balsamic Moon, and (6) Uranus Unx Chiron.

What we would have to “supply” to get the best results?  We have to get “ignorant” as best we can.  Since to do that we have to cross the Veil and retrieve what has been brainwashed out of us by our acculturation, we pretty much need to rely on PIAVA.  Something like “God/Goddess, may I please become Aware of the Expectations and Assumptions which block me from Manifesting my Deepest Desires.”  Or, “I fully Intend to leap across my Limits in a single bound, become fully Conscious of the Change, and Hold the New Energy Effortlessly.”

Our reader’s reference to their Ascendant/Descendant axis is about how the Configuration is likely to impact them personally.  The Configuration occupies 17-19 Degrees of Pisces-Aries and Virgo-Libra.  Crossing the Cusps of Aries and Libra indicates that – to the extent we can achieve Conscious Ignorance (or Awe) – both our Personality and our Relationships are up for serious Change.  Expecting Miracles is tricky business, because the Left brain wants to define what the Miracle will look like, and unfortunately it’s not a Miracle if we let that happen.  Expecting the Unexpected, or Expecting the Unimaginable, or Imagining the Unexpected (without defining it) might work a little better.  

Or, Imagine yourself on one side of a razor-wire fence, looking at “greener grass” on the other side of it.  Then Imagine How You Might Feel when you Levitate yourself over the fence and are now surrounded by greener grass.  Now, watch closely for any Yesbutts or Guilt or Fear or Grief or other Unpleasantries that arise.  You can Tap those out, Cancel-Neutralize-Upgrade them, or simply Imagine an additional fence with yet-greener grass on the other side of it, and Levitate yourself on over!  Now that you see how easy it is, you can Levitate over any number of your Limiting Beliefs – why not All of them!  Bliss’R’Us!

There are two things to remember.  The first is that Confusion is a sign of success.  The second is that while the grass is greener, you don’t want to let yourself Imagine anything else about what it’s like over there.  Focus on How You Might Feel when your every Want is immediately and fully Satisfied – without defining anything about your Wants; once you’re beyond your Limiting Beliefs, your Wants may be very different than they are now, in Unimaginable ways.  It’s not about the Known, it’s about the Unknown.  An Unknown full of Grace.

There are actually two other Configurations in today’s chart that endure into and beyond Monday’s New Moon, and color it strongly.  One of them will provide Epiphanies about our Soul Self and how to adjust our Values and Identity to manifest it more strongly (which Epiphanies will be multiplied by our intervening success at achieving Beginner’s Mind).  The other is about being Reborn into the Unimaginable through taking small steps toward Embracing our Orphaned Forbidden Genius.

Which are in turn, (1) a Uranus Mjolnir (a third planet at the far Midpoint between two planets that Square one another) on a base of Venus Square Saturn, and (2) 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.