The Ring of Fire Eclipse doesn’t erase our ongoing work with the Saturn-Pallas et al Golden Rectangle (Recovering our Lost Genii and our Natural Vulnerability) and the Sappho-Sedna Yin Gate (Assembling a New Timeline Founded on Self-Love). They create a Double Portal – being Birthed through a Yin Gate and having to jump through a Ring of Fire at the same time – but their positions on the Zodiac make them Complementary, fortunately!
The Eclipse itself is at 9 Degrees, and its compatriots span 7-13 Degrees. Meanwhile, the Golden Rectangle and its embedded Yin Gate span 21-29 Degrees of their respective Signs. These two spans are almost perfectly 15 Degrees apart, and 15 is evenly divisible into 360 – one twenty-fourth of the Circle. That’s a little too big to fit tidily into the 21 Harmonics of the traditional Tarot, but it’s the 24th Harmonic nonetheless. It’s twice Twelve (Ritual Pattern-Breaking), thrice Eight (Loving and Wise Rebalancing), and reduces to Six (Partnership and Collaboration). More Gifts from the Universe.
A note about Sensitivity or “Orb”: We like to limit our consideration of What’s Going On Now to three or even one Degree, but here we’re spanning six or eight Degrees. We do this because of links between the planets. If planet A at 7 Degrees makes a Significant Angle with planet B at 9 Degrees, and planet B makes a Significant Angle with planet C at 11 Degrees, within reasonable limits we consider them all to be related. Between the Golden Rectangle/Yin Gate and the Eclipse’s fellow travelers, there are 27 planets involved
Here we’ll look specifically at the multiples of 15 Degrees, especially 45 (the Eighth Harmonic or Octile, Rebalancing) and 135 Degrees (the Trioctile or Loving and Wise Rebalancing). And most especially we’ll look for places where a Square (Mastery through Challenge) adjoins two Trioctiles from its Far Midpoint, forming what we usually call a Mjolnir. Like a Finger of God and a Quintile Yod, a Mjolnir is a wedge or arrowhead pointing at and hence emphasizing a particular planet.
A Finger of God says Be Curious about the Affairs of This Planet!. A Quintile Yod says Learn about the Affairs of This Planet! And a Mjolnir says Be on the Lookout for Insights and Epiphanies about the Affairs of This Planet. Mjolnir is the Norwegian term for “Hammer of Thor,” the traditional astrological term for this Configuration. But the Hammer of Thor is imbued with implications of Ultimate Destruction. And yes, a Mjolnir could certainly Ultimately Destroy our Attachment to an Archetype.
But that’s a good thing, and in Western Culture Destruction is seen as Negative. The Mjolnir in Nordic Creation Stories has the same function as the Vajra in Hindu Creation Stories. It stands for Lightning, sudden Illumination. Yes, Lightning can Utterly Destroy, but as a force for Illumination, it’s far greater. It Utterly Destroys Darkness. Lightning, and its characteristic smell, Ozone, are associated with Uranus, which symbolizes the True Self or Soul Self.
So the Mjolnir is a Gift that makes the Challenge to Mastery of a Square much easier, through Critical Insight. Which Squares in the Eclipse and Yin Gate charts are so Illuminated?
First, we can expect the Eclipse to Illuminate any Limiting Beliefs we carry that are inhibiting our Rebirth.
The New Moon and Eclipse itself is Trioctile to each end of the Square between Jupiter-Haumea (Expansive Rebirth) and Vesta (Unconscious Beliefs), which is Out of Bounds (Strong).
Second, we can Trust that any Traumas we Re-Encounter are here to be Let Go, and Trust that if we are Willing to Cooperate with the Letting Go by Surrendering into it, they will not Retraumatize us.
Asteroid Eurydike makes a Mjolnir across the Square from Saturn-Ixion (The Most Important Thing is to Recover our Lost Genius) to Chiron (Despair and Miracles). These first two Squares are the Wings on the Flying Squirrel Configuration that our Golden Rectangle has evolved into.
Also, the South Node (our Chronic Bummers and Hidden Skills) finished crossing Nessus (Abuse and Privilege) in early February, and the South Node crosses Nessus’s fellow traveler OR10 (Irruption of Unconscious Contents) on the day of the Eclipse…
So we should be through with the onslaught of our Abuse Memories that we’ve been through over the last several months. More ancient Memories may still arise around the time of the Eclipse, but they’re unlikely to be as Traumatic. The Important Thing to remember is that they’re Up so we can Let Go of them.
The third Mjolnir will Illuminate our Attachment to our Fears by showing us how they derive from our Judgments, accelerating our Rebirth Founded in Self-Love that’s promised by the Yin Gate.
Sedna (Fear and Anger) is Trioctile to both ends of the Square between Hopi (Respect for All Things) and Juno-Hylonome (Gaining Consciousness of the Archetypes That Have Us by the Hair).
And finally, we can successfully simply Declare the Intention to Raise our Vibration above any Bummers or Confusion we encounter Intuitively. If you find yourself Feeling like “Something is Wrong” or “There’s a Disturbance in the Force,” just Revert! and it’s likely to go back where it belongs, on a Lower Plane than the one you’re now on.
Jupiter-Haumea (Rebirth) makes a Mjolnir across the Square between the Eclipse and Veritas-Asbolus (the Truth in our Intuition).