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Confusion and Stelliums

January 31, 2023

Wikipedia says either (or ether) Stelliums or Stellia works as a plural for Stellium, which means a group of three or more planets in Conjunction, or Merged.

Interpreting Conjunctions

And that’s the whole “problem” with Stellia – some things (like maybe rhythm) Merge while others (like, say, language) don’t, and everything gets complicated. It actually the same “problem” with Conjunctions, so let’s start there. Suppose we had a natal Conjunction between dwarf planet Sedna (Converting Fear to Power) and asteroid Kassandra (Credibility). Fear and Credibility would be Merged. While most people would be able to tell the Difference between Fear and Disbelief, we wouldn’t be able to. When our Body Encounters Fear we might Disbelieve it and Dismiss it, then Stumble into Untoward Circumstances naively. When People don’t seem to understand what we’re saying, we might Experience that in our Body as Fear.

To most Other People, Fear and Disbelief are different things, and Experiencing them would Trigger different circuits in their Brains. Fear would likely Inspire folks to Seek Safety, and Disbelief might make them try harder to Explain, or Ask more Questions. We’d just be in Fight or Flight, and focusing on an Escape Route. That sort of Merging gets Complex, because being Unable to Communicate can Trigger Ancient Karmic Fear of Banishment and Abandonment from when we were Tribal and completely Dependent upon our Community. Not that this isn’t true of Today’s World, but when the Present Moment reinforces Karmic Fear, it strikes us at a Deeper Level.

Yes, we know that if we’ve Experienced it Before, it’s Karmic and therefore not Present Moment, but when Deep Karma hits we may not have enough of us “home” to Notice – all of our Bandwidth may be tied up in Survival Anxiety. Like any Repetitive Pattern in anyone’s Life, especially Self-Sabotaging Patterns, our first Task is to Find a way to Notice when the Pattern is Triggered. We could Ask ourself, The Last Time that Happened, What Was My Experience Just Before that Pattern Occurred?

When we first start to Work with Negative Karma, the Repetition of the Karma will Overwhelm our Consciousness, and we’ll Regress to the last time, or the worst time, or the first time in the Current Lifetime, or to a Previous Lifetime, and our Attention will likely be Hijacked by the Karma. Greek Tragedies specialize in this Process, and seldom move beyond it, even though I’m sure their Purpose was to bring the Pattern into Consciousness. So we can also Ask ourself, How Old Did I Feel when that Occurred? If you don’t get an Easy Answer to that, Ask yourself, What If I Did Know?

The “First Rule” for Working with Karma of any sort is Safety First. If there’s Any Question about Safety, make Safety your first Priority. When we try to Manifest anything, the first thing we’re going to Manifest is More of the Same. Even if your natural Reaction is Curiosity because you Disbelief your Fear or misinterpret it as Excitement (Fear + Breathing = Excitement after all), and you’re Conscious that you’re Working on Sedna-Kassandra Karma, Ask yourself, What Would I Do If This Was Real Fear? and Follow Up by Making Yourself Safe. Otherwise, by trying to Work while Unsafe or In Doubt, you’ll just add Grout to that Karmic Limitation.

Once we’re starting to Notice when the Pattern Recurs, we can move to Step Two. We tend to Blame ourself and otherwise Feel Badly about Repeating the Pattern, but again, that’s just a Vicious Circle that regrouts the Karmic Wall. Instead of Negatively Reinforcing ourself over the Pattern, we want to Congratulate ourself for Noticing. That begins to set up a Virtuous Spiral instead, and each time you do that, you chip off some of the Karma, and it Weakens.

If the Karma Regresses you to 5 years old, you’ll have Forgotten everything you’ve Learned since you were 5. That can seem like a huge chasm, between 5 and Now. But once the Virtuous Spiral begins, you’ll be Amazed at how Quickly you Recover, because thanks to Congratulating Yourself for Noticing, your Present Moment Self is there to guide your 5-year-old forward. Treat your Inner Children with the utmost Gentleness and Care, and you’ll accelerate the Process even more. With this Process you can Eliminate a Lifetime Karmic Curse within a few weeks.

Interpreting Stelliums

Now let’s see what happens when a Conjunction like Kassandra-Sedna turns into a Stellium. Suppose your natal Kassandra-Sedna is Conjoined by (ie, Merged with) asteroid Magdalena. You might want to read some of the Stories about Mary Magdalene. You might discover how the Romans treated her, and how the Popes made her into a Demon like Lilith or Joan d’Arc, in order to Reinforce two Pillars of the Patriarchy – the Supremacy of the Male, and the Taboo on Relying on One’s Own Authority. You might even Discover that you are, in fact, a Reincarnation of Mary Magdalene.

Or, you could read about how Mary Magdalene was Christ’s most Accomplished Apostle, but had to do it all backwards and in high heels, so no one would notice that a Female was Excelling. And how she moved to the South of France after Jesus left town, and started a Movement. In an undergraduate history class, I was told in all seriousness that the Popes were Compelled to Eliminate these Albigensians or Cathars because they Refused to Procreate. The Popes evidently couldn’t wait till they died out on their own.

Or, you could read about how, in her Soul Form as the Goddess of Love and Ascended Master Lady Nada (Aurelia Louise Jones, The Seven Sacred Flames, pp.159-195), …

“Formerly embodied in their last incarnation as Jesus and Mary Magdalene, Lady Nada and Sananda work together to assist the Earth and the evolution of [huperity] towards Ascension through the pathway of Unconditional Love on the Sixth Ray of Service and Ministration of the Love of Christ.”

Could that be? If you Experience the Feeling of that, then you Are that. Forget Validation – Life is All Metaphor anyway. Our 2D brains, self-congratulatory as they are, simply don’t have enough Bandwidth to Grok the Mysteries of Many-Dimensional and Unitary Reality. The 2D Mind Specializes in Separation. It Struggles to Grok anything that’s Unitary. Unitary is not two things Combined, it’s two things Merged. They were never Separate, except in the Separative 2D Either/Or Mind of the Observer. If you’re Overwhelmed by being a Reincarnation of someone Famous, use the Lightworker Lounge Metaphor instead…

As Lightworkers, we were Relaxing in the Lightworker’s Lounge in Paradise reading the Guardian, when we got a little Bored, and Decided we’d Take on some Earth Karma, and go down there and Help Heal it. So we spent time in the Lightworker Lounge’s Simulator, Allowing it to Hypnotize us into Believing that we Carried Mary Magdalene’s Karma. Then the Simulator triggers its Neuralyzer…

And then the Trap Door Opens, and we’re dropped into a Well-Prepared Waiting Womb. Our Programming begins immediately, via our Gestating Mother’s Emotions and the Chemical Soup they Create, which we Live In for nine months. Then we Hatch and begin to Live our Lightworker Life on Earth with the Mission of Helping to Heal Mary Magdalene’s Traumas. Our Programmers have been Carefully Chosen to Prepare us for our Mission, which is an Important Part of the Demise of the Age of the Patriarchy and the Birth of what Genia Haddon refers to as the Era of the Yang Female.

Eventually we become Conscious of our Life Missions (we may have many), and, once we Learn that the Universe is not Either/Or like the Mind but Both/And like Nature, we Realize that what we Previously Experienced as Bummers were actually an Amazing SuperPower. Eventually we’ll probably Meet Others who Share our Mission. They’ll Feel Like Soulmates at first because for once we’ll Understand each other till we Realize that, like us, this Mission is only one of our Many Missions.

A Monopoly-like Game called The Transformation Game was Created by several people at Findhorn, and included piles of small cards like the “Get Out of Jail Free” and “Chance” cards. It’s been decades since I played the Game, but I’ll always remember one of those cards. It said, The hardest Tasks are only Given to the Best People. It was very eye-opening for me.

This is how we Interpret Stellia. We Empathize ourself into the “Native” (the person whose astrological “Nativity” is being Read) or the blog reader, and make up Stories using the relevant planets, Signs, Configurations, etc as Seeds. If our Intuition hits home, the Native or Reader will Respond, and you can go from there. It doesn’t matter if the Story is Literally True. What Matters is whether or not the Native or Reader Connects to the Story. As an astrologer on a Free-Will Planet you have no business telling anyone else How the Universe Works. Your job is to Trigger the Native’s or Reader’s Own Hidden Knowledge of How Their Universe works. So you start your Story slowly, with lots of Questions about whether or not it Resonates for them. If it doesn’t Resonate, you Choose another Story. The Universe of Stories is Literally Unlimited.

A Story About an Extraordinary Coincidence

“THAT’S ME!” SHE EXCLAIMED, CROSSING DIMENSIONS.

Confusion Is the First Stage of Growth 1

January 31, 2023

And will we ever be Growing over the next few weeks!

We start mildly enough, though we begin with both Moon (Our Instincts) and Mars (Action) Out of Bounds (Amplified). The Moon returns In Bounds (Reducing the General Level of Panic) on 4-5 February 2023 (PST 2:11 pm 4th, GMT 10:11 pm 4th, IST 3:41 am 5th, AEDT Qld 8:11 am 5th). Mars remains Out of Bounds (Actions and Reactions have more Impact than usual) all month and beyond, till 5 May.

Ceres (Sustainability, Resilience) is Stationary (Strong) 3-4 February (PST 11 am 3rd, GMT 7 pm 3rd, IST 12:30 am 4th, AEDT Qld 5 am 4th) in 7 Libra (Front-Row Enthusiasm). Remember that Sustenance – Eliminating the Unnecessary – is the first Step toward Sustainability. The chart Challenges us to Let Go Of Attachment to Old Dramas,1 though it’s Fully Self-Resolving. The whole “Climate” Crisis Armageddon (including the Demise of the Patriarchy, Intensified Competition for Dwindling Resources aka War, the Wrath of Mom aka Pestilence and Storms and Floods and Fires and Worse, etc etc) is the Old Drama we need to Let Go Of, because its Scale and Inertia is beyond the Powers of all of us, except when we’re All on the Same Page, and we certainly aren’t that! Time to follow Jewel’s Sage Advice and No Longer Lend Our Strength to that which we Wish to Be Free From – the first Unnecessary we can Eliminate.

We still have our Moira Station-New Moon writeup in the oven, but the 5-6 February Full Moon in 17 Leo will also be worth a separate post, as only one of its three Challenges are Self-Resolving. One of the Open (non-Self-Resolving) Challenges is an Argument between our Essence and our Instincts, refereed by our Soul (Sun Opposite Moon T-Squared by Uranus). Kind of like the argument your Head was having with your Heart over who was more important, when in walked Uranus.

There are four Sign Changes 6-8 February…

  • Asteroid Pinocchio Out of Bounds moving from Sagittarius into Capricorn (from PST 4:19 am 6 February till 20 May) means that our Colorful Little Lies will probably be used Less Often to Distract, and More Often to Manipulate. George Santaclos may find Less Humor and More Accountability in his Fabrications.
  • Asteroid Icarus explores Pisces (from PST 3:29 am 6 February till 22 March, then returning to Aquarius). Icarus, like its namesake, flies close to the Sun and then out past Mars, but its orbit is steeply angled relative to Earth’s. Because it’s so close to us and has such a weird Orbit, it’s all over the Zodiacal Map rather than following orderly Loops like “normal” ‘roids. In Pisces it implies Emotional Risk-Taking, maybe even Exciting Flings followed by Deep Crashes, perhaps at the Ides of February, when OOB Pinocchio crosses Sociopath OOB Ixion in 5 Capricorn. Remember Angels Fly because They Take Themselves Lightly – it’s all just Education about how we get Stuck on Our Thoughts About Our Emotions instead of Appreciating All of Our Feelings as EnergyInmotion. That’s such an Important Lesson for Ascension that it will be worth whatever Chagrin it generates. It won’t be our first Adventure in Overexcitement, this time we can Notice how we use Fantasy to Whip Up the Energy to Soft Peaks.
  • Asteroid Atropos Enters Pisces 6-7 February (PST 8:43 am 6 February), till 5 April, meaning we’ll be working with Emotional Baggage that’s Beyond its Expiry Date. Karma is Addictive, and when it Expires we’re Lost, as things no longer Feel Normal! We’ll get to Confusion soon, but this is excellent Practice. Your Mirror’s probably already pretty full of Admonitions, but maybe you could paste it on the wall – Confusion is the First Stage of Growth. We Believe Confusion happens in the Mind, but it’s an Emotion, pure and simple. That means Confused By… or Confused About… are Off Limits, they’re Thoughts About Our Emotions, certain This Way to 2D Forever signs, Flashing Red. Yes, it feels Strange, Something Is Missing! Wait a minute… Yahoo, Open Space!! Room for Something New And Exciting (well, not too Exciting, maybe we should wait till after that Pinocchio-Ixion thing).
  • Asteroid Vesta Leaves Pisces and Moves into Aries 7-8 February (PST 8:17 pm 7 February), until the Ides of April. Vesta is about the things we Take for Granted without even Thinking about it. Our Unconscious Limitations is the prime example. Aries is about Starting Over, a little more Tangy this time. But you know, that Pinocchio-Ixion thing is only a week away, is that too long to wait? We don’t want to Burn Out our Tang Buds. Seriously though (not that Pinocchio-Ixion isn’t Serious), the next two months are a good time to Test Our Limits. Some will have Magically Disappeared, and we may not know which ones till we Test them. Karma is basically Expectations, however, so when Testing we constantly have to Ask, Is This Really Present Moment, or Is It Just a Flushback?
  • And while we’re at it, asteroid Pallas (Boundaries) comes back In Bounds 7-8 February as well (PST 8:23 pm 7 February). It’s been Out of Bounds since early November. It’s in 11 Cancer, Retrograde, and it’s been in Cancer since early September, and will be till early May, 9 months. It usually takes a ‘roid of Pallas’s Orbit more like two months to cross a Sign. It entered it’s Shadow Period 29 September 2022, turned Retrograde 1 December, will turn Direct again 16 February, and finish with its Review by 23 April. The Shadow Period span is 11-27 Cancer. That covered the Scorpio Duad through the Taurus Duad of Cancer – more than half of Cancer.2

This’ll take us through the first 8 days of February 2023. Then it gets Complicated and Confusing! In the following 8 days we have 7 Stations – Narcissus/Focus on Self, Sedna/Converting Fear to Power, Zhulong/Enlightenment, Aletheia OOB/Truth of the Heart Amplified, Ganesa OOB/Remover of Obstacles, Turbocharged, Hopi OOB/Great Respect for ALL Things, and Pallas/Boundaries – a Workshop on Stelliums or Stellia3 (3 or more planets Merged)! And five more Sign Changes. Coming soon to a blog near you.

On the last page of Wired Magazine you’re given a sentence, such as “An Animal that hasn’t been Discovered yet,” and you’re Asked to Write a Story about it, using only six words. Then they have an artist draw a picture of your Story. Stellia are like that, but we aren’t limited to six words, though we rapidly loses the Reader’s attention the furthur we go beyond that. It’ll be a Miracle if we can squeeze 7 planets into 6 words, especially since it’s taking us up to six words just for one of the seven planets! But we’ll try, next time.

1 A single Fully Self-Resolving T-Square to Requiem (Ego Death) Out of Bounds (Exaggerated) in 7 Scorpio (Banished for Dedication to Embracing Our True Self and Letting Go of All Masks) from the Dialog (Opposition) between Enlightenment (Samadhi) and Obsolete Intrusive Memories (Lachesis Merged with Gonggong). The Resolution arises from Harmony (Sextile) between Truth of the Mind (Veritas) and Our Lifetime Mission (Mean North Node), both of which Relate to Ego Death in Mysterious Ways (Quincunxes in a Finger of the Goddess). Grace is added by a Grand Trine from Requiem to Varuna OOB Merged with Black Moon Lilith (Letting Go of Health Limitations Associated with Codependence) and to the Stellium of Jupiter, Atlantis, and Salacia (Choosing between the Drama of Expanded Memories of the Fall of Atlantis, and the Peace of 5G).

2 A Shadow Period, like a Triple Conjunction, has three phases. In the first phase, Pallas crossed 11-27 of Cancer, adjusting its Boundaries as it went. In the Scorpio Duad of Cancer, Pallas probably kept Boundaries too Tight. Then in the Sagittarius Duad it Loosened them – too much. So it tried to Attune them to the Specific Situation in the Capricorn Duad. In the Aquarius Duad it would have Adjusted them to be Socially Appropriate. In the Pisces Duad Boundaries would be an Emotional Issue, and may have been Adjusted Codependently. The Aries Duad would have seen a Liberation of some sort, Testing Free Will. Finally, Pallas in the Taurus Duad of Cancer would see the Final Version of Cancer’s Boundaries after it’s 2022-23 Adjustments, with all Bells and Whistles Polished.

Here’s a handy table you can use to figure out Duads, should you ever have the need. Duad is sometimes spelled “Dwad,” but I always thought that sounded too much like something you’d Dspit across the Droom with a Dstraw, and Duad is easily compared to Triad, making definition easier. In the table we’ve put 11-27 Cancer in bold as an example…

To use the table, you have a {planet/keyword} such as {Pallas/Boundaries}. You also have a {Sign/Quality} (the columns in the table) such as {Cancer/Nurturance}. So you have {Pallas in Cancer/Nurturing Boundaries}. Now we want more detail, so we go down to the Duads. Here we add {Secondary Sign/Secondary Quality} (the rows in the table) such as {Pallas in Capricorn Duad of Cancer/Pragmatic Nurturing Boundaries}. It’s easier than it looks, and it will add a lot of mileage to your astrology.

Now, the second phase of the Shadow Period is when the planet is actually Retrograde. There may have been snags and hiccups during the first, Direct Crossing of the Shadow Period. The Retrograde Crossing does it backwards, so you can see where there were imperfections and Adjust them. Finally, the third phase, when the planet Crosses the Shadow Period Direct again, is the Confidence-Builder phase. By 23 April, you can consider yourself to have an AA degree in the Social Side (Libra through Pisces) of Nurturing Boundaries. Park this Experience in your Imaginal Resume, and you’ll have it Forever. They say “You Can’t Take It With You” when you Leave the Planet, but in fact, you take with you, for future Intuitive use, everything you Learn in the Lifetime!

3 Depending on how recently you studied Latin. For the authors and editors among youall, there’s an entertaining essay on plurals of words ending in -us at https://oikofuge.com/latin-plurals-ending-in-us/ . The author doesn’t mention words ending in -um, and it’s been half a century since I studied Latin, so I just took my cue from Cat on a Hot Tin Streetcar.

A Gift from the Heavens 3

January 25, 2023

Let’s finish that chart of the Saturn-Venus Initiation.

I think of the Slower Planet, here Saturn, as Giving Guidance to the Faster Planet, here Venus, and the Faster Planet Implementing the Slower Planet’s Aims. Of course that assumes some sort of Consciousness in both parties, for the Slower Planet to have Aims, and the Faster Planet to Implement them in its own Realm.

What? Planets have Consciousness? Of course they do, how else would astrology work? Oh, your “Left Brain” objects. I guess you’ve never Talked to Mother Gaia, or Listened to Her. Well, no worries, it’s just a Metaphor. Does that Discount Mother Gaia as an Imposter? Not at all. Our Minds are 2-Dimensional, while Reality is many-dimensional. So all Thoughts, including Scienterrific “Laws,” are just Thoughts, and all Thoughts are just Snapshots, Kodachrome. Not even Videos.

When you turn a Snapshot over, do you see the Other Side of the Mountain? No, you see the back of the photo paper. You can use your Thoughts to Imagine Videos, even Change the Plot, but Reality is more like a Hologram than a Movie, and it’s Living, not a Recording. The Subjects in the Hologram are Living, All of Them, with Free Will. They can follow your Expectations or Not. Now factor in, from the Traditional Wisdom, “All There Is Is Now.” Anybody on your Hologram can do Anything anytime, and a “Recording” is just a Sample, one out of All Possibilities! Our Thoughts are Beginning to Look pretty Puny.

Where were we? Oh yeah, 3D. Saturn moves 12 Degrees in a year, during which time Venus loops the entire Zodiac. So Saturn becomes the Ponderous Planner, while Venus Rushes about like Hammy,1 putting the Plans into Operation.

Saturn’s imputed Aims in the 25th Degree of Aquarius, at the end of its Scorpio Duad2 and beginning of its Sagittarius Duad, might be to Coach People to Lighten Up on their Intensity and Learn to De-Stress Themselves and Others. This would be the specific methodology for Saturn to Delegate to Venus its (Saturn’s) Aim of Honing our Inner Witness in order to Become more Aware of our Expiring Relationship Karma, Take Ownership of it, and Heal it (Lonsdale). De-Stressing would be an essential first step toward Honing our Inner Witness.

Venus’s Shtich is Values. So as Venus moves around the Zodiac, in its Role as Saturn’s Herald (it has many such Roles, as many as it has Cycles), will be Asking us to Question our Values. The first Question would be, “Which, if any, Value (Venus) are your Prioritizing (Saturn)?” When we Operate from Karma, we’re just a Robot following a Program, which probably doesn’t have anything to do with our Values. So that first question might Shock us into the Present Moment. That’s a start for Honing our Inner Witness.

As Venus moves through Pisces (27 January through 20 February), its second Question might be, “What Are You Feeling?” If Self-Awareness wasn’t a High Priority at that time, again we could be Shocked into the Present Moment, and a Follow-Up Question might be, “No, I don’t mean the Story you’re Thinking about, I mean What Are You Feeling?” Feelings are usually single-word descriptions of our Emotional State, like Angry or Sad or Euphoric. The next Follow-Up might be, “Does that Feeling have anything to do with your Relationship Patterns, especially the ones you’re Tired of, where you’re Reacting to a Memory instead of Responding to the Now?”

As Venus moves through Aries (20 February till 16 March), the next Question Venus might Ask us could be “Well, what would you Feel if it was a Perfect Relationship? Can you Imagine what that Movie would Look Like? What’s Most Important to you in a Relationship?” And So On, Und So Weiter.

But what about the Snapshot of the Initiation? As astrologers, we know that in Linear Time a Snapshot of the Heavens at a Birth is a Powerful Tool for Grokking the Subject that was Born, be it a Person or a Cycle or anything else. We’ve already talked about the Stellium, or group of planets surrounding and Merged With Venus-Saturn, the Honing our Inner Witness (Aquarius 25) in order to Become more Aware of our Expiring Relationship Karma (Atropos in Aquarius), Take Ownership of it (Damocles), and Heal it (Panacea)…

The Expiring Relationship Karma Stellium Argues with (Opposes) asteroid Artesian (an Aid to Manifestation), and Challenges (is T-Squared by – the red triangle) Trust (Eurydike). It’s Self-Resolving (a Diamond Star, the T-Square and overlain green-wedge Finger of the Goddess), so for the next year we’ll be ahead to say to ourself when it arises, “Oh, there’s Distrust again. Thanks for Contributing, but we’re doing something else just now,” like we do when Thinking butts into our Meditation. If we can Ignore Distrust it will Resolve itself.

Just consider Distrust to be an Emotion in it’s own right, and therefore Notice when you’re trying to attribute it to something or someone, or attach other external qualifiers to it, and Realize that this is Thinking about Distrust, and Not Feeling Distrust. If you can’t Identify the Emotion without Thinking it, Experience it through Sensation – Where do you Feel it in your Body? Is it Cold? Tight? Contracted? If you have trouble with this, work with Julie Henderson’s powerful little book The Lover Within.

They aren’t drawn in, but the Trines and Sextiles between the ends of the base of the red T-Square and the ends of the base of the green Finger, create the Bowl of Grace which makes the combination Self-Resolving. The green lines are Quincunxes, joining planets five Signs apart and symbolizing Curiosity. Each Quincunx is a Mystery School, a Portal that leads beyond 2D into the Intuitive, where Intellect can only Mislead. So the Relationships between Trust and Denial (Eris), and between Trust and The Truth of our Intuition (Heart’s Truth Aletheia Merged with Intuition Asbolus) must be Accepted as is, not Analyzed.

Aletheia and Asbolus, both Out of Bounds (Intensified), have been Dancing together since September, and they’ll continue into early May. Their September Initiation was at 30 Gemini, Home of Betelgeuse, Achievement and The Hollowness of Being Outer-Directed, so they’ll Teach us to Look Inward for our Intuition by Realizing how Empty Achievement is. When you’ve Learned to Sit With Distrust as a Sensation, and Quieted the Mind, and Waited silently long enough for your Intuition to begin to Trust that you won’t Dismiss it Out of Hand again, and you Ask Respectfully, your Intuition will Sing to you.

Aletheia-Asbolus is also one side of the base of a second T-Square, this one without Self-Resolution, so it’s up to us to sweat this one out. Its Focus is Vesta-Neptune, almost a cliché, as Vesta symbolizes Unconscious Limitations, and Neptune Confusion. Neptune is always about Trance, and our normal situation is that we’re Entranced by our Unconscious Limitations so that we Believe they’re characteristics of Reality rather than Barriers in our Mind. Confusion is of course the First Stage of Growth, but to take Advantage we have to be willing to Sit With Confusion as a Feeling, without trying to Analyze or Intellectualize or Attribute it to anything.

We should by now be getting familiar with that speech about Feelings versus Thoughts, understand what it means and what we have to do with it. If you’re already a Pro with Emotion, Ignore me, I’m just Preaching to Myself, the part of me that’s Entranced by the “Left Brain.” The Cosmic Joke is that Confusion about our Unconscious Limitations is caused by the Argument (Opposition) between this tenuous Trust in the Truth of our Intuition and guess who – Pinocchio, the famous Unconscious Serial Prevaricator! The Bronx is dealing with a Pinocchio grifting their seat in the US House of Reprehensibles as we speak, and they’re totally Confused about it. As we discussed in the recent A Gift from the Heavens 2 post, it’ll probably be May before they figure it out, if then.

The Saturn-Venus Initiation chart also features a single Naked Square (one not connected to other Squares), between Eris and Hylonome-Pandora Out of Bounds, suggesting that we’re Hoping (Pandora) that we can squeak by without having to Deal with the Codependence (Hylonome) that we’ve been Denying (Eris). Alas, Hope is not a Winning Strategy, so we probably will have to do that in order to stay in Coherence with ourself. Ditch the Guilt though (Guilt is another one of those attribution- and object-free Emotions that we have to deal with through Sensation, as these Feelings are never Present-Moment) – Denial is a Healthy Protection for the Ego when it’s not quite ready to process something else because its plate is already too full. You’ll know when its Moment Arises, so don’t worry about it.

One of my favorite Intuition Crystals is Apophyllite, so named because it was also a favorite of the twelve Apophylls. I even carry a small matrix of Apophyllite Crystals on my dashboard, where it watches the Road ahead, since Intuition Sees Around Corners and through Haze. Apophyllite is a Phyllosilicate, a Mica, even if it doesn’t look like a Mica. The flat diamond shapes at the from of the Crystal below, are where smaller Crystals broke off between their “sheets.” Micas are strongly melded within their Phyllo-dough-like sheets, but poorly attached between their layers. A group of Mica sheets is even called a “Book!” Notice the Fish swimming off to the left…

1 This video of Hammy in Over the Hedge is a Perfect Illustration of what happens when you do enough Kegels to Stop Time. Of course that would be a whole lot of Kegels, but you can see from the Video a dramatization of how useful Kegels are for Dealing with Fear.

2 This is pretty Esoteric, but also Basic, and will help you Understand the Relationships between Signs, avoid Memorization, and Overemphasis on a few Samples as “Types.”

A Duad means a twosome (like a Triad is three), but in astrology it refers to a 2½ Degree section of the Zodiac. Each Sign has 12 Duads, the first being eponymous, and the rest proceeding in order – an example would best explain that. Saturn is in Aquarius. The twelve Duads of Aquarius are like so…

0-2½° Aquarius Duad of Aquarius2½-5° Pisces Duad of Aquarius5-7½° Aries Duad of Aquarius
7½-10° Taurus Duad of Aquarius10-12½° Gemini Duad of Aquarius12½-15° Cancer Duad of Aquarius
15-17½° Leo Duad of Aquarius17½-20° Virgo Duad of Aquarius20-22½° Libra Duad of Aquarius
22½-25° Scorpio Duad of Aquarius25-27½° Sagittarius Duad of Aquarius27½-30° Capricorn Duad of Aquarius

Through all twelve of these Duads, Saturn’s Aim would be Aquarian. We could define that lots of ways, for now let’s just say that Aquarius Aims to Improve Social Order. The secondary sign might be described as a Method that Aquarius might use. So the Aquarius Duad of Aquarius might be Improving Social Order by Talking about it (Aquarius is Fixed Air – Idealism, so the Aquarian Method might be Discussing Our Ideals with Others, or Arguing about how Our Ideals Are So Much Better than Others – the “Fixed” part). We say “might be” instead of “is” because there are many good ways to characterize each Sign. The Pisces Duad might be Improving Social Order by Empathizing with Others, the Aries Duad by Creating new Intuitive Models for Society

Aquarius Duad of Aquarius might be Improving Social Order by Talking about itPisces Duad might be Improving Social Order by Empathizing with OthersAries Duad by Creating new Intuitive Models for Society
Taurus Duad perhaps by Testing the Models in HardcopyGemini Duad by Including Lots of OptionsCancer Duad by Demonstrating how Nurturing it Would Be
Leo Duad by Describing How Good People Would FeelVirgo Duad by Adding ways for Members of the Society to GrowLibra Duad by Opportunities to Meet Others
Scorpio Duad by Including Ways to Mitigate Ongoing DifficultiesSagittarius Duad by Breathing Exercises to De-stress CompetitionCapricorn Duad by Writing the Report

Signs are also divided into Decanates, 10-Degree sections, where the first Decanate is eponymous, like the Aquarius Decanate of Aquarius (0-10°), and the other two Decanates are named for the other two Air Signs, in order, so 10-20° is the Gemini Decanate, and 20-30° is the Libra Decanate. The Decanates, like the Duads, Express the Underlying Sign in ways that are reminiscent of the Secondary Sign.

A Gift from the Heavens 2

January 22, 2023

This is about the Venus-Saturn Cycle, one of our Most Important Cycles because it’s about how we Prioritize our Values. As we described in the previous post, we Sabotage Ourself when our Programming Violates our Values. Moving into Enlightenment requires that we Self-Betray as little as possible, as it messes up our Emotions and takes us Out of Coherence. It also Requires that we Relate to The World from our True Self, from our Soul or at least our Heart, rather than from our Programming. When we try to Relate Intimately with Nature from our Programming, She Knows the Difference, and Dismisses us as the Clown that we are.

The Gift in the Cycle is the Revelation of our Potentially-Hidden Karma, which Gifts us Opportunities to Change and Cancel it. Below is the Birth chart for the 14-month Cycle that runs through mid-March 2024, whose Anthem is something like Honing our Inner Witness in order to Become more Aware of our Expiring Relationship Karma, Take Ownership of it, and Heal it. The Active part of the Cycle, before it begins to Wind Down,1 lasts only till the end of this May.

So we’ll be Focused on Honing our Inner Witness (25 Aquarius)2 till late May, Integrating that into our Lives for the following two months, then diving into a Huge Reorganization of Who we Believe Ourself to Be and How We Relate to the World until late in 2023.3 If you run into Difficulty on this Journey, especially around Intrusive Memories or Challenging Ancestors, Remover of Obstacles Lord Ganesha is your Best Friend. Get to know Him long before August, so you already Know and Trust one another before you Need Him.

1 At the Phitile, that is. See previous post, The Phitile. All Karma comes with an Expiry Date, though it doesn’t matter, because we’re so Accustomed and often Addicted to our Karma that we don’t often Let It Go when it Expires. We don’t feel Safe without it. And, we can Let Go of Unexpired Karma almost as easily as we can Expired Karma. We just need to make the Choice, and Follow Through.

2 See the post before that, A Gift from the Heavens. The Venus Retrograde occurs during the Wind-Down period; see note 1 of A Gift from the Heavens.

3 Referring to the Shadow Period of the Venus Retrograde Episode – see note 1 of A Gift from the Heavens. Venus Retrograde Conjoins asteroid Ganesha on 10-11 August, and Saturn Retrograde dwarf planet Gonggong (Intrusive Memories) on 6-7 August.

The Cycle will be Slathered with Soul by virtue of occurring simultaneously with the Uranus Station – if we drew up the full Birth chart for the Cycle, we’d see Uranus Stationary in it. The Initiation, and therefore the Cycle, is Merged with three other planets – Atropos (Naturally-Expiring Karma, Damocles (Fear of Accountability), and Panacea (Universal Healing). So for the next year we’re ahead to think in terms of Noticing, Accepting, and Canceling Expired Relationship (Aquarius) Karma and Healing the Wounds.

Our Programming is imprinted on our Aura. Manipulation is the most Efficient way to get Others to do what you want them to do, especially when the Manipulatees are Naive, such as some Children. Our Manipulators created code-words that Opened Holes in our Auras, in our Back where we’d be less likely to Notice. Often the code-word was our name, said a certain way. They could then, Metaphorically, Reach in and Pull our Puppet-Strings. Those Holes are still there, where anyone who Intuitively “sees” them can reach in and Pull our Strings. That gives Grifters much of their Power.

We Seal those Holes by becoming Conscious enough of our Programming that we Recognize Manipulations, and Learning to use Mirrors to send their Manipulative Energy back to the would-be Manipulator. Holding up an Imaginary wardrobe mirror facing them does the trick. With a little Practice, we can hold a Mirror while carrying on a Conversation. You can watch the Manipulator’s Confusion as they don’t get the Reactions they Wanted and Expected.4 Most Manipulations are Unconscious about what they’re doing, so they have no idea what’s going on, they’re just Confused. As we Practice this, the Hole in our Aura gradually Heals, till it’s Sealed, and we Discover that we no longer need to use a Mirror for that Karma.

The previous Venus-Saturn Cycle started 28 March 2022, and it was about Reanimating Nature and the “Inanimate” (22 Aquarius). It was Merged with Our Instincts (Moon) and the Felt Need for Growth in Consciousness (Juno).5 That was not only our Personal Most Important Value, but it was also the Earth’s, as it’s an Essential First Step in Healing Huperity’s Relationship with Mother Gaia. You would have Felt it through whatever natal planet you have near 22 Aquarius.

4 With our Childhood Programmers, Mirroring can be a bit arduous. Often we can Feel their Programming – with our own Should Thoughts, for instance – while we aren’t in the same Space. Practicing with a Mirror in that situation makes it Easier. They know our code-words very well, and they can be either very naive or very cunning about it, so at times we need to surround ourself on all sides with a Dome of Mirrors, and sometimes it can take a year or two to Break their Habit. It’s worth the Hassle. If we Feel Guilt or Shame about doing this, we know we’re Exactly On Target. We may Feel Resentment that we have to do it, as Self-Sovereignty should be our Birthright, but Ownership of our own Karma is the second step (after Noticing) to Clearing it. Nobody gonna Clear our Karma but us – Others can make suggestions, but nobody else can Clear it for us. Clearing it is part of our Commitment to Seek Enlightenment, and it doesn’t happen without Commitment.

5 The 28 March 2022 Saturn-Venus Initiation also T-Squared the Nodes, which you might have Noticed as a Tension between What You Were Taught Was True and Right (and Protected by Held Emotions, perhaps your Programmers’ more than your own), and your Sense of your Mission in the Lifetime. I’m guessing that your Mission won out over what you were Taught, as the latter end of things was Merged With Deep Transmutation (Ka’epaoka’awela in Scorpio), while the Mission end was Merged With Techniques for Manifesting into Hardcopy Form (Artesian in Taurus).

That Reanimating Energy will Hang Around, sometimes even in the foreground, till the Ides of April, when the New Cycle reaches its Waxing Square and the Old Energy hands the baton to the Inner Witness Energy. Meanwhile, both Energies will be Present, and our Inner Witness will probably Notice that things we Thought were Inanimate, start moving around on their own Volition. If you haven’t Noticed already. It’s sure true already at my house. If they’re Willing, do strike up a Conversation! That’ll Grow the Hell out of your Inner Witness.

An “Initiation” is a Conjunction or Merger between two planets, and it Begins a New Cycle. Sometimes two planets make several Conjunctions in a row, as one or both turns Retrograde to Emphasize something. In this case, only the first Conjunction is the Initiation. Like a Guru or Shaman Initiating a Student with Shaktipat, the Slower Planet (here Saturn) Initiates the Faster Planet (Venus). The Faster Planet is much more Active, so we Hupers (it’s always about us, isn’t it ) have much more Experience with it, so it can carry out the Assignment for the Slower Planet.

Saturn says to Venus, “Go tell these People how Important their Values are! They keep Deprioritizing their Values in favor of Ease or Fun or Obedience or Ideology or Idiocy, or for Goddess’s Sake, Thought of all things, and Mother Gaia Suffers for it! You may have Thought they were Inanimate. Of the 50 or so planets we use, around 35 of them are Faster (they have shorter Orbits, closer to the Sun) than Saturn, So Saturn has about three dozen Minions, and that’s only in our carefully Curated asteroid Team. There are thousands of asteroids for Saturn’s many other Multidimensional Purposes. The other 15 or so planets we use are Slower than Saturn (their Orbits are furthur from the Sun and therefore longer), so Saturn is their Minion when it comes to doing Assignments for their Goals.

Saturn’s Assignment for Venus in this Cycle, is to Awaken us to Honing our Inner Witness in order to Become more Aware of our Expiring Relationship Karma, Take Ownership of it, and Heal it. This particular Venus-Saturn Cycle is Stronger (More Impactful ) than the average Bear, because at their Initiation they’re also Parallel – that is, the two planets are not just in the same Longitude (location East or West of an arbitrary starting point), but they’re also at nearly the same distance above the Horizon. The same will be true of the next Initiation, 14 months hence.

4 With our Childhood Programmers, Mirroring can be a bit arduous. Often we can Feel their Programming – with our own Should Thoughts, for instance – while we aren’t in the same Space. Practicing with a Mirror in that situation makes it Easier. They know our code-words very well, and they can be either very naive or very cunning about it, so at times we need to surround ourself on all sides with a Dome of Mirrors, and sometimes it can take a year or two to Break their Habit. It’s worth the Hassle. If we Feel Guilt or Shame about doing this, we know we’re Exactly On Target. We may Feel Resentment that we have to do it, as Self-Sovereignty should be our Birthright, but Ownership of our own Karma is the second step (after Noticing) to Clearing it. Nobody gonna Clear our Karma but us – Others can make suggestions, but nobody else can Clear it for us. Clearing it is part of our Commitment to Seek Enlightenment, and it doesn’t happen without Commitment.

5 The 28 March 2022 Saturn-Venus Initiation also T-Squared the Nodes, which you might have Noticed as a Tension between What You Were Taught Was True and Right (and Protected by Held Emotions, perhaps your Programmers’ more than your own), and your Sense of your Mission in the Lifetime. I’m guessing that your Mission won out over what you were Taught, as the latter end of things was Merged With Deep Transmutation (Ka’epaoka’awela in Scorpio), while the Mission end was Merged With Techniques for Manifesting into Hardcopy Form (Artesian in Taurus).

A Gift from the Heavens

January 20, 2023

Our ever-watchful Chief Asteroid Officer has noticed that 45 minutes before the 22-23 January 2023 Station (Prominence) of Uranus (Our Soul), Venus (Our Values) and Saturn (The Most Important Thing) Convene and Initiate a New Cycle. The Venus-Saturn Cycle should Obviously be ranked among our Most Critical Cycles. At the times when our Values are NOT The Most Important Thing to Us, we Betray Ourself. While such Self-Sabotage is a result of our Programming, our Programming is a Mirror for our Karma, since Programming is how much of our Karma was installed into the Current Lifetime.

If you’re reading this, one of your Most Important Values is Enlightenment, aka Ascension or 5D. A primary prerequisite for Enlightenment is to Clear our Karma. That’s more Difficult while our Karma remains Unconscious, so Noticing our Karmic Patterns becomes Bottom Line. We get this Opportunity every time our Karma is Triggered, which includes every time we React from our Programming rather than Responding from our Values. Enlightenment means that our Ego and our Soul are Merging, and that can’t happen as long as Karma has a Leghold Trap on our Ego, which is exactly what Karma does for a Living.

This is a particularly Important Window for those of us who were Programmed to favor Thinking over Feeling, because as Jung said, People who Prioritize Thinking are Irrational, because they’re not in Touch with their own Emotions and therefore not in Touch with their own Values, since Values arise from the Heart, not the Mind. Many of us are much more Aware of Our Thoughts About Our Feelings than we are of Our Feelings themselves. Too many of us haven’t yet Learned to tell the difference.

Many of us first need to Learn to Find our Emotions, buried under the Thoughtstorm that they evoke. It can help to Focus on the Sensations that arise with Emotion. When we’re trying to Think Through a particularly difficult Conundrum, we can Ask ourself, What Is my Body Telling me through its Sensations? rather than What is my Mind Telling me through its Thoughts? Emotions (Water) and Sensations (Earth) share the same Style (Magnetic), as we explained in the previous post, so they tend to Collaborate.

Emotions and Thoughts (Air) have Opposite Styles, so they tend to Conflict. So Emotions and Thoughts are in Competition with one another before we even Feel or Think. And thanks to Western Medicine, with its ban on Intuition and its Intense Advertising Campaigns, we also have to Struggle with and get beyond our Thoughts about our Sensations (“O My Goddess, is that Cancer?”). We have to Focus on Where our Sensation Resides in the Body and What It Feels Like there, while Rejecting Thoughts the same way we do when they Intrude on our Meditations – “Oh, there’s Thinking Again. Thanks for Contributing, but we’re Doing Something Else now. Where was I?

Venus-Saturn Value-Priority Cycles last about a year. The Cycle that’s Ending spanned 10 months, but the New Cycle will last 14 months, till the Aries Equinox of 2024, because Venus slows down and turns Retrograde in the Northern Summer and Southern Winter. Angles between Retrograde planets are called Expositions because they Expose the internal workings of a planetary Relationship. Consequently, they’re more educational. In this Retrograde part of the Cycle1 we may be more Alone than we usually prefer, because we’ll be Learning to Appreciate our own Unique Strengths, some of which we’ve theretofore never Appreciated or even Noticed.2 Knowing Ourself – our Natural Strengths and the situations where we’re better off Delegating to Others or to Spirit – is an Essential Foundation for Enlightenment.

The New Cycle Begins in 25 Aquarius (Honing the Inner Witness in order to Rebirth Intelligence). Without Realizing the Connection to Lonsdale’s interpretation for the Degree, in note 1 below we’ve already written a lot about the Inner Witness! An Initiation is the Birth or a New Cycle, so it’s chart is a Birth Chart. So we shouldn’t be surprised when a Retrograde Period in the Cycle reiterates the Birth Reading for the Cycle. But the Cycle and the Degree are Independent of one another, so the “Coincidence” is still Remarkable.

We’ll look at the chart tomorrow. “Chrysanthemum Stone” is a good Rock to Contemplate for bringing forth the Inner Witness. The mineral composition can vary quite a bit. The Stone is so unusual that it’s known more by its Morphology and Mythology (of Immortal Love between Stones and Flowers) than for its chemistry. The fact that it appears in only a few places in the World, and appears with a mix of Chemistries when it does, speaks loudly that it’s Meaning lies in its Mythology. It’s also a Metaphor for the Bright and Focused Soul breaking through the Dark and Amorphous Matrix of the Ego and Karma.

1 Venus is actually Retrograde from 24 July to 4 September 2023 and 29 to 13 Leo, but the Shadow Period spans 19 June through 7 October. A Retrogradation is like a Remedial Course – we have to take it three times to pass, and sometimes we don’t. That’s the case when we don’t Learn from an astroevent. When we do Learn, it’s not Remedial at all. A Retrograde Shadow Period has three stages. The Retrograde period, here 24/7-4/9 and 29-13 Leo, is stage 2. Stage 1 is when the planet crosses this Degree Zone the first time, while Direct. That will be 19 June to 23 July and 13 to 29 Leo. Stage 1, called the Can-Opener, is when we get Blindsided by the Lesson Plan, often quite Stressfully. So we may hit Loneliness and Self-Doubt during the Can-Opener.

Stage 2 is the Exposition, where since the planet is Retrograde, the Curriculum is Repeated, more Slowly this time, Step by Step, allowing us to Learn the Lesson. If we’re Paying Attention. If we aren’t Paying Attention, we’ll Re-Experience the Stress of the Can-Opener, and remain its Victim. Stage 3 is the Confidence-Builder, where the Curriculum is Repeated Again, and this time we Sail Right Through it, because we’ve Learned How! If we noticed the Correlation between the Can-Opener and the Exposition. It not, we could have a third Stressful Victim Episode.

Karma and Unconscious Limitations are Created when we Remain in Blame, making our Stress Someone or Something Else’s Fault rather than our own Curriculum, and make a Decision or Vow or Oath or Promise that we’ll Never Put Ourself in that Position again. Of course, it’s unlikely we’ll have a strong Negative Reaction unless it’s already Karmic for us. So we don’t Create New Karma nearly as often as we “just” add Fresh Cement to our Old Karma. If we are Accountable for our Reaction to the original Stressful event rather than Blaming or Projecting it onto Something Else, or if we Notice the Repetition and Become Accountable, we can Learn and Practice Changing our Original Reaction to a Different Response. Then we really do Gain Confidence in the third Stage. Our Skills don’t mean much without our Confidence in them!

Many people misunderstand this Process as Blaming the Victim, which it’s not. We’re Expecting the Victim to take Ownership of their own Reactions to Repeating Stimuli. We can all be Blindsided by New Can-Openers, and since our Karma is many-dimensional, we often have to Re-Experience it in many different Arenas before we Let It Go Completely. We may React with Blame to a Relationship Hassle once, and then React with Blame to a Job Hassle another time, without Realizing that our Reactions are Repeating. That happens to all of us all the time, as we have many Karmic Patterns happening in many different Arenas. But if we’re Alert to Noticing the Similarities between two Reactions, we can Become Conscious that it’s Karma and Choose to Change it.

2 The Angles made between Venus and Saturn while they’re Retrograde are closest to four ninths and five elevenths of the Zodiac (the Quadrinovile and Quinelvile, 160 and 164 Degrees), which are about Mastering (4) Contemplation and Introspection (9) and Learning (5) to Appreciate our own Gifts and Talents (11). We derive the meaning of odd (indeed, all ) astrological Angles through the Correlation between the Tarot Major Arcana (Angeles Arrien, The Tarot Handbook) to the Harmonics of the Angles. For instance, the Quadrinovile is four ninths, or a combination of the 4th and 9th Harmonics (360/4=90° and 360/9=40°), equated to the 4th and 9th members of the Major Arcana (Emperor = Dominion and Hermit = Meditation). So the Quadrinovile implies Healthy Control over Meditation).

T-Squares and Grand Crosses

November 29, 2022

Margery asks what it might feel like when a Natal T-Square is “Completed” by a Transiting planet to make the T-Square into a Grand Cross. The answer is really the same when a Transiting T-Square is Completed by a Natal planet.*

* Astrologuese to English:Natal” means at Birth. “Transiting” or “Transit” means in the Sky now, or if you’re looking at a different time, in the Sky at that time. A “T-Square” is two planets on Opposite sides of the Zodiac, with a third at a Midpoint between them. A “Grand Cross” is four planets more or less equally spaced around the Zodiac. “Completed” means that, when added to a chart, a planet from another chart converts an Unstable Configuration like a T-Square into a Stable Configuration like a Grand Cross. The additional planet can be from any other chart, including another person’s chart, a chart for the current moment, or any other moment. The Completed Configuration applies to the “Group Soul,” ie, the Entity Created by the Combination, in psychic time or space, of the Entities represented by the two charts.

The “Native” is the Entity represented by a Natal astrological chart. Note that for a Transit, the Native is the Moment for which the chart is drawn. The “Missing” planet, or the place where the Completing planet would be, is called the “Vacancy” of the Unstable Configuration. The “Sabian or Chandra Symbol” is a reading for an individual Degree; see for instance Dane Rudhyar’s An Astrological Mandala, or Ellias Lonsdale’s 360 Degrees of Your Star Destiny.

A Self-Resolving T-Square, aka a Diamond Star, consists of a T-Square and a Finger of the Goddess both having their Focus at the same place in a chart. It looks a little like an Angel, minus the Halo. The Focus of a T-Square is the planet that’s halfway between the other two, the one that’s at the 90° Degree Angle. Both the T-Square and the Finger are triangles with a third planet at the Midpoint between the other two.

In a T-Square, usually drawn in red, the “other two” are 180° apart. In a Finger, the “other two” are only 60° apart (a Sextile) and the Midpoint used is the Far Midpoint, the one that’s five Signs from each end of the Sextile. We usually refer to a Finger as a “Wedge” because it’s a very Acute Triangle. We usually draw them in green. The Focus of a Finger of the Goddess is the Far Midpoint. The picture illustrates a Diamond Star.

The T-Square has two fundamental Challenges. First, it’s Unstable or Unbalanced.

A Stable Configuration is one that “Fills” the Zodiac. If you “flip” a T-Square by rotating it through a third Dimension (up or down relative to the two-Dimensional chart surface) around its Opposition or long axis, you get another T-Square, pointing in the opposite Direction from the original Focus. It’s a Ghost of the original T-Square, like the missing half of a Twin Soul. The Ghost resides in the Unconscious. Adding the Ghost to the original T-Square, you get a Grand Cross, four planets approximately equally spaced around the Zodiac. It’s Stable or Balanced because it has no Ghost. A Diamond Star is also Stable or Balanced, because it also Fills the Zodiac. You can rotate a Grand Cross or a Diamond Star any way you like, and the Configuration doesn’t change.

Stability or Balance applies to both astrology and to the Entity to which the chart applies, so a T-Square is astrologically Unstable or Out of Balance, and can be interpreted as an Emotional Instability, though in No sense is it pathological or worthy of anybody’s DSM. The Instability in a T-Square is usually Chronic Dissatisfaction, though of course that can have subsequent consequences, depending on the planets and Signs involved, the rest of the chart, the Cultural Milieu, and the Entity’s Reactions to the Chronic Dissatisfaction. Since the Chronic Dissatisfaction dates from the Birth of the Entity, we can assume it’s Karmic, or an Inertial Habit Pattern brought in by Choice by the Entity’s Soul, as a Heuristic, or Learning Device. The Instability is an Attention-Getting Device, to make sure that the Ego doesn’t Ignore that Element of their Constitution which the Focus of the T-Square indicates, as modified by the nature of the Debate between the other two planets that Oppose one another.

Stability is Created astrologically by Completing the Grand Cross. The Moon does this for several hours every month, and the Native can Learn what the Completed Configuration, and relative Satisfaction, feels like by Remembering what they Feel when the Moon fills the Vacancy. Similarly, the Sun, Mercury, and Venus Complete the Grand Cross annually, Mars every two years, the asteroids every four years, and so on, providing more Opportunities for the Native to Grow their Consciousness.

The Native can also Play with Consciously providing the Energy of the Vacancy, or Integrating the Ghost, by Learning the Sabian or Chandra Symbol (or both) of the Vacancy, and Applying it to their Dissatisfaction. One can use the Direct Opposite of the T-Square’s Focus, or one can use the Actual Midpoint. For instance, a T-Square may have planets at 7 and 9 Degrees in it’s base, and at the Focus a third planet at 10 Degrees. All three are within our usual 3 Degrees of Orb or Sensitivity. The Anti-Focus would be 10 Degrees, while the Actual Midpoint would be 8 Degrees. Both Degrees would provide useful information.*

There are thousands of asteroids, so it makes little sense to include them all. We for instance Choose only the asteroids which directly apply to our Enlightenment or Ascension, or which are well known and well connected to the chart we’re examining. But all of the other asteroids are in the your chart, whether you look at them or not, or at least as soon as you look at them (to use a Quantum distinction). So if you can find a new (to you) asteroid that Fills your Vacancy, and Study its Energy, you’re likely to also Learn more about the Ghost in your Unconscious.

The Native can also Plan their Activities to take advantage of a Transiting planet filling the Vacancy for a short while, in hopes that it will provide greater Satisfaction. However, since the Spiritual Purpose of a T-Square is to bring Attention to the Karmic Expectations, this may, to their Chagrin, Illuminate the Dissatisfaction and Compound it. From the Educational Perspective, that’s Excellent, as the Native’s aim “should be” (if they’re at all concerned with their Self-Knowledge or Enlightenment) to replace their Dissatisfaction with Appreciation for the SuperPower that the T-Square represents. As an Apparently Unsolvable Problem for the Native, they have more Experience with the Issue, and therefore know more about How Not to Approach it.

I’m sure it’s not the only, but one Powerful interpretation of the Chronic Dissatisfaction associated with a T-Square is that the Native is born with Unrealistic Expectations or Perfect Pictures about the Element of their Constitution and the Issues surrounding the Focus and the ongoing Debate in the T-Square’s base. Perfect Pictures are really Easy to pick up from one’s Programmers, especially when we’re Punished for not Conforming to our Programmer’s Perfect Pictures. The closer they are to our Karma, the more Challenging they will be to dislodge.

There is a recognition in modern Management Theory that Failure provides the best education possible, providing one Responds to Failure “appropriately.” Modern Management Theory embodies the worst facets of the Patriarchy, however, so needs to be taken with a bucket of Salt. Like any other Theory (Thoughts about the World rather than Feelings about it – therefore Love is never involved, and as Darshana is so wisely wont to say, Love Is the Answer, No Matter What the Question), it can be useful, but like any other Thought, with great care that Assumptions are Known and Realistic, and Values are not Violated.

But if the Native can Appreciate the Educational Value of meeting Imperfect Reactions to their Perfect Pictures, and eventually come to Realize that the Underlying Problem is that Perfection is a 2D Thought Ideal based on Separation that will never Match the Unitary and Multifarious (≥5D) Nature of Reality, they will Honor every “Failure” of their Perfect Pictures and every Dissatisfaction of their T-Square, as more Experience with the Issue – more Grist for the Mill as Ram Dass would put it. The same could be said for any Expectation, though it takes a lot more Ascension to Achieve No Expectations At All. Eventually the Native may Learn to Live through their nD Heart instead of Surviving through their 2D Mind.

A Native might even eventually Choose Yintegrity over Yangtegrity, and add their Energy to the Cumulative Death of the Patriarchy. Yangtegrity is when we Do what we said we were going to Do, when we said we were going to Do it. Yintegrity means that We Do what we damn well Feel like Doing When we Feel Like Doing it. That is, we Trust our Intuition. While the World is still trapped in Yangtegrity, this means that we have to Minimize our Commitments, Renegotiate when we can, and Make Amends when we can’t, if the Relationship is Worth the Effort. There is a thread in the Radical Integrity literature that avers that we should also Say what we Feel Like Saying, when we Feel Like Saying it. In most cases, that’s a great way to collect Enemies. We much prefer an NVC-like approach, which takes a lot of Retraining and Practice, but is Worth it; see Bibliography under Marshall Rosenberg.

The second fundamental Challenge with the T-Square occurs in Western Civilization and its Clones, where Dominion is misinterpreted to mean Control. The T-Square is a Fourth Harmonic Angle (360° / 4 = 90°). The Corresponding Principle in the Tarot Major Arcana is The Emperor. The namesakes of the asteroid Damocles and the dwarf planet Pholus illustrate the difference between Dominion and Domination or Control.

Damocles was a courtier who was so impressed by the Luxuries that the Emperor Enjoyed, that he asked the Emperor if he could for one day sit on his throne. The Emperor agreed, but before Damocles could sit, he hung a sword above the chair, suspended by a single horsehair. Damocles was too terrified by this to Enjoy his Sojourn. The Emperor was illustrating the other side of the Coin of Luxury that he Enjoyed – the hard work of Managing the Territory under his Dominion, Resolving Conflicts among the People under his Dominion Fairly, and Defending the Territory and People against External Threats. In other words, Dominion hangs by a thread, and Failure is Catastrophic. Sounds familiar, but we aren’t even Doing Dominion, we’re trying to get by on Control!

Centaur Pholus hosted Heracles while Heracles was one of Zeus’s Hit Men for remnants of the Matriarchy as Zeus made Space for his Patriarchy. We can hardly Blame Pholus for not thinking of Everything, but failing to Lock Up the Wine that was Sacred to his Fellow Centaurs was a fairly serious Betrayal to the Mission his Compatriots had entrusted in him. While Pholus was running errands, Heracles found and Opened the Sacred Wine, Intending to refresh himself (or Intending as a Hit Man the eventual result!). The Centaurs smelled the Opened Wine immediately and went Ballistic. A terrible war resulted, with the Death of many Hupers and most of the Centaurs, and the Unhealable Wounding of Chiron. Control might work for a while, but it’s impossible to Control Everything.

Dominion means Taking Care Of, while Domination means Assuming Autocratic Control Over without even Soliciting Consent, including Uncaring Control over Life and Death. The Early Popes Declared that so-called “Christians” were to have Domination over All who would not Submit to their Old-Testament God. That included Hupers and All Others. Often the Missionaries read the Popes’ Proclamations to Indigenous Tribes in unknown European languages, and their Iron-Clad Companions summarily slaughtered all who didn’t immediately take a knee.

Consequently, we grew up with Patriarchic models for our T-Squares. We’re Programmed to Bully our way through Chronic Dissatisfaction through Blame and Abuse of the Scapegoats whom we’re Programmed to Choose by propaganda from our Patriarchic Masters. Like Abandonment and Suffocation, the Feeling of Chronic Dissatisfaction is never our Feeling, it’s always “Caused by” someone or something else. Like 🦨Pootin’ or 🦖T.rump, or if you’re otherwise inclined, Choose any Demons in Faux News Denunciations like AOC, or those coming out of the pieholes of the MTG and LOB Karens in Congress, or Governors Abbot and DiCostello, or “Woke” weirdos like us.

Then there’s the Grand Cross, which we make when we Complete a T-Square. We Expect that Completing our T-Squares permanently, one way or another (as suggested above), to Convert our basic Attitudes toward the Issues Focused by our Natal T-Squares and their underlying Debates, will be a great Boon to Raising our Vibration and Contributing to the general Élan that we bring into our Manifestations.

Remember that the Content of our Manifestation Exercises is just more Thoughts About Our Feelings, and what we’re most likely to Manifest is More of What We’re Feeling While We Express Our Manifestations. We don’t want to Manifest the Red Convertible or the Big Payoff, we want to Manifest What We Expect to Feel When We’re Driving Around in Our Red Convertible, before it breaks down again, and What We Expect to Feel When We Harvest the Big Payoff, before we have to Spend it all on Fixing our Red Convertible.

Our Most Important Manifestations are always What Our Natal T-Squares Make Most Difficult. As long as we Manifest from Chronic Dissatisfaction, guess what we’re going to Co-Create More of! This is why Dane Rudhyar regarded the T-Square as the Evolutionary Edge for Huperity. Look at what “our” Cultures are Manifesting – more Genocide, more Famine, more Inequality, more Extreme Weather, etc. etc. Our Chronic Dissatisfaction Contributes to this. Think about how many times you’ve Felt too Cold, versus how many times you’ve Felt too Hot or Just Right. Assuming all of the other Several Billion Unconscious Manifesters on the planet have been Feeling similarly, could just that have made a Contribution to Global Balming et al?

So a Grand Cross is four T-Squares Cozied up to one another like they were at a Swingers Party. Four Chronic Dissatisfactions Dissatisfying one another. But the Grand Cross is Balanced, Stable. It doesn’t suffer from those many shades of Problem that the T-Square faces from its first Challenge. It’s Self-Resolving, it Fills the Zodiac. Each of those T-Squares, rather than Big Chronically Dissatisfying Problems, become much smaller Irritating Hassles. And if we Leave Them Alone, the Irritating Hassles Balance one another, and we end up being an Irritated Multitasker. And since Multitasking is Admired in our Patriarchic Culture where we have so Much to Do, most Multitaskers are Proud of it, and long since past their Irritation. It becomes Eustress, Positive Stress.

Yes, you can gain Self-Knowledge by Examining each of the four T-Squares, but the Focus of the original T-Square is far more Important, because in the case of a Transit Completing a Natal T-Square, the other three T-Squares are Ghosts. Yes, you want to Know your Ghosts, because eventually you’ll have to Integrate them. But the Transiting Planet is Temporary and Singular, it may not well Represent the Totality of the Vacancy, and it may lead you to Focus on the Temporary Impact of its two T-Squares more than on the Ghost.

I’m reading Lonsdale’s Chandra Symbols for the Degrees of the Vacancy in my major Challenge of a T-Square, one I’ve over the course of my Life only partially been able to Honor as a SuperPower. Writing this makes me Realize how Not-Done I am with this task, as I’m seeing how several Chronic Anxieties fit in where I hadn’t Noticed the Connection before. There are several planets involved, so there are several relevant Degrees, including their Average. I haven’t yet read the Degrees of the Squares to the planets in the base of this T-Square.

From two of the three Symbols I read, I had the Reaction that, OMG, I really Do That! I’d never Thought of it That Way Before. I Felt more Trusting of Myself after reading each, as the Readings organized for me what were scattered fragments of my Self a few minutes ago. The third Symbol, I wasn’t sure that I Recognized myself in it while I was reading it. But as I got to the end of the Symbol, it was more OMG, I need to read this many more times! It seems to point to a part of Myself that I don’t even Recognize, but which at the same time appears to be part of Me.

This third Symbol Opposed the Ignored secondary asteroid that’s Merged with the Major Planet whose Impact on the Challenge I so Clearly Recognize. So I’ve never given it much Attention, and it seems appropriate that this “Sub-Vacancy” hold Promise to Open Myself up to an almost-totally Unknown part of Myself. I haven’t looked at Rudhyar’s Sabian Symbols yet, but based on this Experience I highly Recommend at least Londale’s interpretation of your Vacancies.

I did find one asteroid – an obscure recently-discovered Trans-Neptunian Iceball. In addition to Opposing the “Ignored secondary asteroid” in the Max-Challenge T-Square at my Birth, at its Discovery it Conjoined my Natal asteroid Karma. The three Diamond Stars in its Discovery chart did add information to the Surprising third Lonsdale reading, the one for the Vacancy Opposite the same Ignored secondary asteroid. More than Coincidence, so that’s one Independent verification of the Unknown-asteroid-Filling-the-Vacancy thesis.

Not So Phew! 3

October 15, 2022

Well, so far I’ve been nabbed by the Moon-Chiron1 (Emotional Discouragement and Miracles) in the 9 October 2022 Full Moon chart, and Chariklo2 (Self-Confidence and Self-Doubt, Stationary 14 October). After several hours of indulging My Thoughts about My Feelings, I checked the Full Moon chart and Poor-Sweethearted myself (a Chiron antidote) – so much for Discouragement. And after several hours of Self-Doubt I Remembered that Chariklo was Stationary (Lit Up), and just Let It Go. Poof! Still often checking in on Feelings of Isolation and Lack of Achievement, which we can chalk up to Ascension Symptoms (Changing our Community to match our Changes of Frequency) and the complicated Grand Cross (an Eventually Self-Resolving Series of “Small” Hassles) in the Chariklo Station chart,3 which Lights Up a prominent T-Square in my natal chart (Major Lifetime Challenge and SuperPower).

Oh, and then there are the “Hot Flashes” and the Sneezing, more Ascension Symptoms that we can attribute to EMF Toxicity. It’s obvious from the time Correspondences that adjusting our Epigenetic Responses to 5G, while hopefully dodging the Virus that the EMF enables, is part of our Evolution into 5D.4 When the Body gets involved with ongoing Happenstance, I always Wonder what dwarf planet Varuna (The Life Force) is up to. Sure ’nuff, She Opposes (Debates With) the Chariklo Station from early Leo! 5 What’s in early Leo in my natal chart? Not much. Just my North Node and my Out of Bounds Pluto.

Now this T-Square lacks only one leg of a Finger of the Goddess to become Self-Resolving – it has a Vacancy in early Gemini. What planets are in early Gemini in your own natal chart? Emphasizing that planet in your Life over the next week (while the Full Moon Energy is still prominent in the Ambient Airwaves), will make your Transmutation into Enlightenment Easier. It may also Trigger Mirrors for the Karma you need to Let Go Of to get there. If it does, remember that Karma is a Paper Tiger – it’s Your Reaction to the Paper Tiger that Triggers your Karma, not the Tiger. Brautigan’s In Watermelon Sugar is a fabulous Drama about being Existentially Neutral to Paper Tigers (see Bibliography).

However, this is all astrological Analysis. We just demonstrated to ourself, with a Sample Size of One, that Our Intuition outwits our Analysis by 30%. Can we Trust astrological Analysis? Well, over the last five decades plus it’s helped me immensely to Stay Neutral to my own Paper Tigers.

1 The 9 October (1:58 pm PDT, 9:58 pm BST, 6:58 am AEST 10 October) Full Moon chart (which mostly impacts the following couple of weeks) features a Grand Unx (12 planets more or less equally spaced around the Zodiac), which always includes three Grand Crosses as well as several other “Grands.” The Full Moon Axis Conjoins [a] Chiron on the Moon side in 15 (-17) Aries (the Libra Duadz of Aries, Beginning to Risk Sharing our Creativity with Others) Opposite (Debating With) [b] Venus-Eurydike-Requiem (a Rupture in Our Trust in Our Old Values, Necessitating an Ego Death) on the Sun side in 17 (14-19) Libra (the Aries-Taurus Duads of Libra, Beginning to Share with Others Our Creativity and Limitations). The Full Moon Axis is Square to [c] Panacea Out of Bounds-Hylonome (Healing Codependence) in 15-20 Capricorn (the Cancer-Leo Duads of Capricorn, Acting Compassionately in Arenas that Make us Proud of Ourself ) Opposite [d] Pallas-Veritas-Black Moon Lilith (Accepting the Fact that We Need to Change Our Boundaries around Codependence and Self-Sovereignty) in 15-20 Cancer (the Capricorn-Aquarius Duads of Cancer, Being Pragmatic about Supporting or Creating the Culture We Want to Live In).

So we have…

[a] Discouragement about Intimacy (Chiron-Moon in Aries) T-Squaring [d] Our Sovereignty Boundaries (Pallas-Veritas-BMLilith in Cancer) Opposite [c] Our Codependence Healing (Hylonome-Panacea OOB in Capricorn);

[d] Our Sovereignty Boundaries T-Squaring [b] Our Privacy Values (Sun-Venus-Eurydike-Requiem in Libra) Opposite [a] Discouragement about Intimacy;

[b] Our Privacy Values T-Squaring [c] Our Codependence Healing Opposite [d] Our Sovereignty Boundaries;

[c] Our Codependence Healing T-Squaring [a] Discouragement about Intimacy Opposite [b] Our Privacy Values

Those are our four Hassles (T-Squares) in the Full Moon Grand Cross. If they follow our prognostication, then over the next few weeks we might see each T-Square Manifesting Relatively “Small” Hassles (Intimacy vs Sovereignty; Sovereignty vs Privacy; Privacy vs Codependence Healing; Codependence Healing vs Intimacy), and each Hassle that we Negotiate with some degree of Success making the other Hassles Easier, AND what we Learn from each Hassle that we Fail to Negotiate Successfully informing (if we’re Open to Learning) our degree of Success with the following Hassles. Scrambled Relationships, basically, an Ascension Symptom.

And unfortunately, in Real Life it’s not nearly so tidy. The four Hassles can be Triggered in any order, even several at once. Nevertheless, the Hassles should Complement one another if we’re able to just Let Them Be, and Observe and Learn without trying to Intervene to Control a Threat to our Ego or a Relationship turning Rancorous. And, there are two other Grand Crosses with four Hassles each of their own, all Lighting up at Unpredictable Moments. It’s a complex movie, a Bergman and a Wachowski and a Kubrick and a Spielberg and a Fellini and a Kurosawa, all edited together, and you need to be in the audience, not on the stage. Sure, take a hand at the puppet strings from time to time, but don’t try to Control the Story Line. The Complexity of a Grand Unx makes a Mystery School look like kindergarten. As they say on Wall Street, It’s not what you Earn, it’s what you Learn.

And a Grand Unx is far from being All Pain. There are also four Grand Trines full of Dumb-Luck Grace, two Grand Sextiles making Relationships almost Effortless (all we have to do is start the conversation), and those twelve Pattern-Bending Unx Angles between any two adjacent Signs, like Pandora Unx South Node (Hope for Healing our Held Emotions) or Saturn Unx Nessus (The Most Important Thing is to Allow our Abuse to Heal by Loving – but Not Indulging – Our Victim to Death ). And six Yin Gates or Mystery Schools. And twelve Fingers of the Goddess, which make all of the twelve T-Squares Self-Resolving.

2 Chariklo Station Conjunct Lachesis (Unexpired Karma that We Can Consciously Let Go Of If We’re Willing to be Consistent and Brave enough at Noticing and Substituting) in 5 Aquarius (Surrender to Merging the Chthonic with the Cosmic) Opposite Varuna Out of Bounds-Cyllarus Out of Bounds-Hybris (Ego Death of Our Arrogance, with Consequences to Our Health) in 5-8 Leo (the Libra Duad of Leo, Self-Assurance around Others), T-Squared by Zhulong-Ka’epaoka’awela (Transmuting All of that into Enlightenment If We’re Willing) in 5-7 Scorpio (the Capricorn Duad of Scorpio, Beginning to Understand How Our Scorpio Fearlessness Sets Us Apart from Others).

This is the only T-Square in the Chariklo Station chart, and while it’s not Self-Resolving, it is Enhanced by a Grand Trine from Zhulong-Lachesis (Letting Go of Impediments to Our Enlightenment ) to Juno-Gonggong (Allowing our Intrusive Memories to Expand Our Consciousness) in 5-9 Pisces (the Taurus-Gemini Duads of Pisces, Casting Our Emotional Baggage in Concrete and Setting It Down on the Bridge so We Can Push It Off Later) to Chaos OOB-Aletheia (Opening Our Heart to Our Unlimited Potential ) in 2-5 Cancer (the Leo Duad of Cancer, Taking Pride in Our True Compassion)

3 The only Grand Cross in the Chariklo Station chart is Ixion OOB-Magdalena-Icarus-Pholus-Quaoar (Seeking Mary Magdalene’s Assistance in Burning Out the Ambitions of Psychopaths) in 1-6 Capricorn (the Capricorn-Aquarius Duads of Capricorn, Beginning to Engineer a Solution to a Problem, for the Benefit of the Collective) Square to Salacia OOB-Jupiter (Debilitating Ambiguity between Desire to Let Go of Karma and Resistance to Ego Death) in 2-8 Aries (Gemini-Leo Duads of Aries, Remodeling and Displaying What We’ve Created ) Square to Aletheia-Chaos OOB (Opening Our Heart to Our Unlimited Potential ) in 2-5 Cancer (Leo Duad of Cancer, Proud of Our Compassion) Square to Mercury-Hopi OOB (Awareness of the Critical Importance of Respect for All Things) in 5-7 Libra (Sagittarius Duad of Libra, Dismissing First Impressions of People) Square to Ixion et al.

4 See Arthur Firstenberg, The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life, which we’ve added to the Bibliography.

5 We detailed the Zhulong-Ka’epaoka’awela (Trasmuting Karma to Enlightenment ) T-Square, from the Chariklo-Varuna et al Opposition in note 2 above.

z We’re using Duads here because it’s faster, though less detailed than using individual Degrees (I’m wagering that we have a surfeit of detail already). A “Duad” (funny name, but think of it as falling between a Monad and a Triad) is 2½ Degrees, or one twelfth of a Sign. The first Duad of any Sign doubles the characteristics of the Sign. The second Duad unites the Impact of the Sign with the Impact of the following Sign, till we get to the twelfth Duad, which unites the impact of the Sign with the preceding Sign. For instance, if we take Virgo, the first Duad is the “Virgo Duad of Virgo.” The second 2½ Degrees is the “Libra Duad of Virgo,” the third the “Scorpio Duad of Virgo,” etc. The penultimate Virgo Duad (25-27½ Degrees) is the “Cancer Duad of Virgo,” and the last 2½ Degrees of Virgo is the “Leo Duad of Virgo.”

Since we interpret Virgo as Ego Death, our interpretations of the Duads would run something like this…

>> 0-2½ Degrees of Virgo, the Virgo Duad of Virgo, The Shock (Ego Death) of Leaving Leo and No Longer Being the Center of the Universe.

>> 2½-5 Degrees of Virgo, the Libra Duad of Virgo, The Ego Deaths Required to Meet Other.

>> 5-7½ Degrees of Virgo, the Scorpio Duad of Virgo, The Ego Deaths that Allow Us to Realize that Other May Be Seriously Different from Us.

>> 7½-10 Degrees of Virgo, the Sagittarius Duad of Virgo, The Ego Deaths Necessary to “Take Other Lightly.”

>> 10-12½ Degrees of Virgo, the Capricorn Duad of Virgo, The Ego Deaths that Allow Us to Learn to Work with Other as a Teammate.

>> 12½-15 Degrees of Virgo, the Aquarius Duad of Virgo, The Ego Deaths We Would Need to Begin Building Community.

>> 15-17½ Degrees of Virgo, the Pisces Duad of Virgo, Letting Go of Our Emotional Resistance to Accepting Other as an Equal.

>> 17½-20 Degrees of Virgo, the Aries Duad of Virgo, Recognizing Spirit in Other, with its Accompanying Ego Deaths.

>> 20-22½ Degrees of Virgo, the Taurus Duad of Virgo, The Ego Deaths Required to Recognize Spirit in “Inanimate” Others.

>> 22½-25 Degrees of Virgo, the Gemini Duad of Virgo, Confusion about What the Hell Is “Real” anyway? (Confusion is a Reliable Indicator of the Beginning of an Ego Death – aka Growth in Consciousness – we will move much Faster into 5D if we retrain ourself to Notice and Respond to Confusion as an Emotion, not as an Invitation to Analyze, Research, and “Figure It Out.” Doing that will only Cement us further into 3D. We then want to Learn to Enjoy Confusion, Explore it, Play with it, and Eagerly Anticipate the Unknown Changes that are about to Follow.)

>> 25-27½ Degrees of Virgo, the Cancer Duad of Virgo, The Ego Deaths We’ll Need to Be Compassionate about the Spiritual Essence of the “inanimate.”

>> 27½-30 Degrees of Virgo, the Leo Duad of Virgo, Whatever Ego Deaths Are Left that Would Prevent Us from Collaborating Fully with all of the Elements of Nature and the “Inanimate” World.

The Moon’s Speed varies a bit, but right now it’s taking about five hours to cross one Duad. It enters Cancer a little after 4pm PDT 15 October (12am BST 16th, 9am AEST 16th). See if you Feel less scattered (Gemini) and more Compassionate after this clock time. Then Notice when the clock moves past 9pm PDT (5am BST, 2pm AEST) – do you find yourself thinking more about how your Compassion will Impact your own Life rather than theirs after this hour? This is astrology operating in Real Time.

Scrambled Time

January 31, 2022

Dunno how it is in your Neck of the Woods, but hereabouts Time is unbelievable Scrambled! I’ve totally missed a Moon Out of Bounds! It Left Town at 8:19 pm PST 27 January 2022, in 13 Sagittarius, and Came Back Home at 10:07 am PST 31 January, in 6 Aquarius. Which might explain why I missed it – while it was Vacationing, it crossed…

  • Asteroid Klotho (New Beginnings) at about 9am PST on the 28th in 21 Sagittarius,
  • Dwarf planet Ixion (Forbidden Genius) Out of Bounds 4am PST on the 29th in 3 Capricorn,
  • Mars (Action) OOB 7am PST on the 29th in 4 Capricorn,
  • Dwarf planets Quaoar and Pholus (Global Climate Change) 11am PST 29th 7 Capricorn,
  • Asteroid Vesta (Unconscious Limitations) 5pm PST 29th 10 Capricorn,
  • Venus (Values) 7pm PST 29th 12 Capricorn,
  • Asteroid Lachesis (Unexpired Karma that Can Be Let Go) OOB 11 pm PST 29th 14 Capricorn,
  • Dwarf planet Hylonome (Codependence) 10 am PST 30th 21 Capricorn,
  • Mercury (Miscommunication) Retrograde 6pm PST 30th 27 Capricorn,
  • Pluto (Compulsion) 8pm PST 30th 27 Capricorn,
  • Asteroid Juno (Growth in Consciousness) 12 am PST 31st 30 Capricorn,
  • Asteroid Nemesis (Guilt ) 2am PST 31st 1 Aquarius,
  • Dwarf planet Chariklo (Confidence) 9am PST 31st 5 Aquarius.

What a Gauntlet!

If you were Present enough to Remember anything Weird, or have a Diary, you may be able to find Information about yourself and your World in that list. For instance, suppose your natal Chiron (Despair and Miracles) is at 3 Capricorn. Then your Experience of the equivalent in your own Time Zone of Saturday morning PST could have been really Exciting as you were struck by Lightning-like Insights about how to put your Hidden Genius to Work, or Frustrated by your apparent Lack of Creativity as you Regress to when your Native Genius was Repressed, without Realizing that it was your Programmers that were Way Off Base, not you! Or Both at once!1

Or suppose you have natal asteroid Karma (Held Emotions) near 21 Capricorn. Then you may have spent the equivalent in your own Time Zone of Sunday morning PST Lamenting that you’ve never found a way to Express your Truth about the things that are Most Important to you.2

  • 1 As Mars and Ixion Danced with your Chiron whilst the OOB Moon Triggered Your Thoughts About Your Feelings. I’ll bet you didn’t Remember to Poor-Sweetheart yourself.
  • 2 Your own Codependence (Hylonome) wouldn’t want you to Burden anyone else with Stories that you Believe they’d Reject about the Limitations that you’ve always Believed are Real for you (your Perception that your Karma is Irrevocable), while the OOB Moon would be Bolstering your Limiting Beliefs.

Let’s get ahead of it and nail the next Moon OOB now. She goes Out of Bounds at 2:42 am PST 10 February 2022, in 12 Gemini, and comes back In Bounds at 1:36 pm on 14 February, in 6 Leo. On the Capricorn side of the Zodiac, the just-past OOB Moon Triggered thirteen different planets! While the Moon is OOB in Declination,3 it’s traveling fifty-some Degrees of Longitude, approximately the distance of a Septile (Being in the Right Place at the Right Time). The mid-February Moon crosses only three planets while it’s OOB! A Picnic! However, all three of them are Retrograde dwarf planets, and all three Out of Bounds themselves. At least we’ll have more time to Breathe between them! The three OOB dwarf planets are…

  • Dwarf planet Asbolus (Intuition) Retrograde and Out of Bounds at about 3am PST on 11 February, in 25 Gemini,
  • Dwarf planet Chaos (Unlimited Potential ) Rx and OOB 10 am PST 11th, 28 Gemini,
  • Dwarf planet Varuna (The Life Force) Rx and OOB noon PST 14th, 5 Leo.

If you have a natal planet, like for instance Mars, near 28 Gemini, you’ll be Experiencing, at the equivalent in your own Time Zone of the morning of 11 February PST, a semblance of a Triple Conjunction of Moon, Mars, and Chaos, with Moon Out of Bounds. Moon OOB tempts us to get Lost in Our Thoughts About Our Emotions, rather than Attending to how our Emotions actually Feel in our Bodies. Your Mars-Chaos Thoughts will connect you Intimately to your Karma, your old Grudges, your Perceived Slights and Insults, your Perceived Lifetime Rejections that appear to have Prevented you from “Being a Contender” at What You Want in your Life, and your Daydreams about What Could Have Been if only “they” hadn’t held you back. That’s all useful Information for Healing, but only if you Avoid Identifying with the Thoughts, and instead Focus on your Awareness that you’re Thinking, and how these Thoughts might point to a Direction that your Healing could take. But how likely is that?

Good, I would hope, but probably not for most of us most of the time, as our Culture has Trained many of us to Ignore as Unreliable everything except our Thoughts. “Chaos” – not Disorder, but the planetary Energy of Potential (which of course may well feel like Disorder!) – is what happens when we Transcend our Limitations and start to soar into our Zone of Genius.4 That means leaving behind all of the Reliable Landmarks that make us feel Safe. So at the very least we’ll probably be Feeling some Fear and Confusion. How do we usually Respond to Fear and Confusion? Well, it’s likely to Trigger our Fight or Flight Energies, so we may be preparing to Defend ourselves. With Mars involved, if we aren’t already Angry to some degree, we probably will be soon.

Our Emotions themselves around a Mars-Chaos Conjunction are likely to revolve around Excitement (Fear plus Breathing) and Frustration (Facing our Karmic Limitations Again). Actually Attending Intensely to where you’re Experiencing Frustration in your Body could well Heal some of your Limitations. I’ll paraphrase pp. 38-39 of Barry Grundland and Patricia Kay’s Cell Level Meditation

“Notice the Spaciousness surrounding your Body, and the No-Thing that it contains. Notice the Sensation of Frustration occurring in your Body. The Frustration may already have shifted a little bit just because you Noticed it. Notice that you Breathe In from the Empty Space around you. On the Out-Breath, take the Breath toward the Frustration. Like blowing into a balloon. Fully Breathe the Breath toward the Frustration, like sending a breeze in that direction.

“Notice the Frustration and Offer it the Breath. Open yourself to receive the Breath from the Spaciousness, Breathe it toward the Frustration. Notice how the Frustration Responds to the Breath. Experience how the Frustration Feels in your Body. Experience the Frustration and the Breath and the Spaciousness all together. Pretend you are the Frustration and Notice how the Breath Breathes. Experience Breath and Frustration in Synchrony, Breathing, Shifting. Stay with it. Keep Breathing.

“What happened?”

This is basically the same process that Joe Dispenza and Gary Craig teach, with somewhat different languaging. We can do the same with Excitement, if we aren’t too busy Enjoying our Daydreams about all of the Wonderful Things we’re going to Do when we’ve Permanently Transcended our Limitations.

At the equivalent in your Time Zone of mid-day PST on 14 February, we’ll be working with The Life Force, dwarf planet Varuna. The Key to Healing is to Focus on What’s Right rather than What’s Wrong. Our Body Feels Uncomfortable when it wants our Attention. Ignore our Dis-comfort long enough, and our Body will resort to Dis-Ease as it amps up its Efforts to get our Attention. What’s Right about Dis-Ease is that the Body now has our Attention. That’s too Precious to waste by Eliminating Symptoms. The Noticing and Breathing process above works well on Body Sensations that Trigger our Fear of Disease. Even if we Give Our Power Away to some pill-pusher or skin-slicer, we’ll still gain immensely by Breathing into our Fear of Disease Sensations. If nothing else, the Body’s instant access to the Universal Field5 can steer us toward pushers and slicers that are more likely to be Healing.

We want to Remember that Uranus in Taurus means that the Soul is Descending into the Body, and as this occurs, the Soul may be called to Rearrange some of our Internal Real Estate. So, many of our Fear-of-Disease Sensations may result from this Internal Reorg.6 In addition to Breathing from the Spaciousness around us, we may also want to Contact our own Soul and Enlist Their Cooperation as we begin these Meditations. If you aren’t in the Habit of Contacting and Enlisting your own Soul, you may gain from Mary Shutan’s The Body Deva, as the Body Deva is the Body’s Overarching Spirit. Or Gary Crag’s Unseen Therapist, https://www.emofree.com/unseen-therapist/prelim/read-this-first.html, who plays the same Role, may be Easier for you to Contact and Enlist. Working with Joe Dispenza is top drawer, but his workshops are expensive (Mary’s book retails for US$17, Gary’s is free, and Joe does have many fabulous books, but they can get complicated quickly). And of course, you can just PIAVA Contacting and Enlisting your Soul.

  • 3 It’s not quite True, but it’s a lot Easier if you just think of Declination as Latitude (North-South), as compared to the 12 Signs, which measure Longitude (East-West). What astrology considers to be a Conjunction, is really just two planets on the same Longitude. They could be far apart in Declination or Latitude. One of them might be overhead, while the other could be out of sight over the Southern or Northern Horizon! We Expect a Conjunction to be more profound if the two planets are also close in Declination, as well as Degree – we call that a Parallel Conjunction, because “Parallel” is another name for Latitude. If you’re Korean, you know very well what the “38th Parallel” is. Are Parallel Conjunctions more Intense? Since the use of Declination is relatively rare in astrology, and not Easy to find, I’m not at all sure we really know.
  • 4 Gay Hendricks’s The Big Leap is an excellent alternative approach to our Zone of Genius.
  • 5 Otherwise Reliable Sources tell me that our individual Cells, all N gazillion of them, each of which of course have their own Consciousness, have immediate access to all of the Information in the Universe through their Mitochondria. This access can be Blocked by Toxins and by Held Emotions. Held Emotions are those which we’d rather Die than Feel. That is, our Karma, and our Limitations, the same ones that inhibit the Unlimited Potential indicated by dwarf planet Chaos. Here we’re sneaking up on our Held Emotions by approaching them through the Physical Body, assisted by our Spiritual Breath and our Guiding Mental Concepts. In other words, yes, we may well encounter some Ego Death (it’s not actually I Would Rather Die Than Feel That! as much as it’s My Current Ego Must Be Transcended Before I’m Willing or Even Able to Feel That! ) along the way.
  • 6 We of course are not intending any Diagnosis, Treatment, Cure, or Prevention of any Disease, we can be sure that the FDA does not approve, and we do not intend to compete with or diminish the AMA or any other medical or pharmaceutical providers or organizations. We’re just suggesting a style of Meditation that might be useful for several purposes and is unlikely to Interfere with other approaches.

Another Cusp Event

September 10, 2021

The “Square,”1 which is astrologuese for Hassle or Challenge, gives us headaches because it attempts to join two parts of ourself that are in Fierce Competition – our Physicality v. our Spirituality v. our Emotionality v. our Mentality2 – which aren’t likely to want to Compromise. It’s like the Heart and the Brain arguing over who’s More Important, when in walks the Anus.

On the other hand, the “Trine,”3 astrojargon for Sympathy and Understanding, Harmony and Trust Abounding, contributes to our Joy and Ease and Confidence because it links different parts of ourself that Love to Rock Out Together when they Team Up – like our Creativity, our Certainty, and our Evolution.4 Imagine our Dancer joining our Musician, our Writer collaborating with our Illustrator, our Artist enjoying Critical Acclaim and Financial Success.

When planets linger on Cusps, these traditional Relationships get crossed up. For instance, instead of our Creative Spirituality happily Dancing with our Evolutionary Spirituality, we might have our Creative Spirituality Dancing clumsily with our Emotional Certainty, where we might find (and Examine or Deny) our Bigotry.5 Or the Confusion of our Emotional Certainty encountering our Physical Evolution (Remember in our youth when we didn’t want anything to do with the Opposite Gender, till Puberty kicked in?) instead of the routine Challenges of the little Demons and Angels on our shoulders juggling our Emotional Certainty with our Spiritual Certainty.6

1 Shown in our charts by a short red line between planets three Signs apart.

2 Respectively, Earth, Fire, Water, Air Signs [Matter, Spirit, Emotion, Thought] – eg Leo 🥊 Scorpio 🥊 Aquarius 🥊 Taurus, or Capricorn 🥊 Aries 🥊 Cancer 🥊 Libra, or Virgo 🥊 Sagittarius 🥊 Pisces 🥊 Gemini.

3 Shown as long blue lines between planets four Signs apart.

4 Respectively, Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable Signs [Creative, Stable, Changing] – eg. Aries ❤️ Leo ❤️ Sagittarius, Taurus ❤️ Virgo ❤️ Capricorn, Gemini ❤️ Libra ❤️ Aquarius, Cancer ❤️ Scorpio ❤️ Pisces.

5 Instead of early Aries to early Sagittarius, early Aries Trine to late Scorpio.

6 Late Scorpio Square to early Virgo, instead of late Scorpio to late Leo.

In addition, Cusps are by their nature times of Change, so in addition to the potential Confusion created by these crossovers, we don’t have our History or Herstory to fall back on.

For instance, in the 30 August 2021 Converting Fear to Power chart, Fear Challenges and/or is Challenged by both Trust and Domination. The Trust Challenge is a “Traditional” Challenge – the Material Certainty of Fear (we can Feel it in our Physical Bodies) versus the Spiritual Certainty of Trust. It’s about finding a Balance between Fear and Trust that works to keep us out of Fight/Flight/Freeze and allows us to Differentiate “Real” from Karmic Threats and Act Effectively in Response to each, parrying the Real and Becoming Conscious of the Karmic. But the Challenge of Domination is different. It’s about Physical Stability versus Physical Evolution – it’s about Fear of Change. Do we know what makes the Karmic Real? Do we know what can make the Real Karmic? 7

That’s not all. The Merging of Trust and Domination is also Cuspal. The Trust issue is about Self-Trust. We’d been working since early June on Trusting that our Ego can Handle the Changes, as part of Healing our Unconditional Self-Love. We were in the final stages of that process when Fear Tested us. The Domination issue is about Change. Change in our Willingness to be Dominated or Abused, and Change in our use of Domination (Abuse) in our approach to Getting Our Needs Met. We just started that three-year project, so we’re in the early stages of Discovering the Unknown Unknowns that we need to work on.8

7 In the Sedna [Fear to Power] Station chart, Sedna at the end of Taurus [Fixed Earth] is Squared by both asteroid Eurydike [Trust] at the end of Leo [Fixed Fire] and dwarf planet Thereus [Domination] in early Virgo [Mutable Earth].

8 Eurydike in Leo [Self-Trust] since early June, through 6 September 2021. Thereus in Virgo from early August 2021 through September 2024.

So if we maxed our Benefit from this Challenge (one of many) in the 30 August Fear-Power Curriculum, we were perhaps Discovering where Domination – Bullying or Codependence – fit into our Multidimensional and Unitary Karmic jigsaw puzzle. Are we Creating new Karma or Deepening old Karma through Repetition of Unconscious (or Semi-Conscious and Uncorrected) Domination or Codependence Patterns, and does that Frighten us, or maybe should it Frighten us? Are we Trusting too much that the Victims of our Domination Patterns aren’t hiding Conscious or Unconscious Resentment? Might our Codependence partners Resent our depending on them for Psychological or other “Services” that we should be handling ourself?

What’s the nature of our Karmic Contracts with these “Partners”? As the Planet Descends further into Disorder on way too many fronts all at once, how will this impact our Relationships with and within the Communities we’ll Need for Survival?9

9 A new five-year Eurydike-Thereus [Trust-Equality, Power Dynamics] Cycle begins on 21 September 2021 (7:12 am PDT), in 5 Virgo, “A person becoming aware of Nature Spirits and normally unseen Spiritual Agencies.” These people (the Nature Spirits and Spiritual Agencies) are Distressed that Hupers are not doing their essential part in Reanimating the Planet (ie, working with the Nature Spirits rather than ignoring them).

I just finished Thomas Mayer’s recently-translated book Answering the Call of the Elementals: Practices for Connecting with Nature Spirits, and I highly recommend it. I’ve been working and studying for many years to recover the Connection I had with them in my youth, before my father shamed it into Hiding, and the practices in Mayer’s book are the most Practical and Powerful that I’ve found. There’s also a promising 18 September online workshop sponsored by the Fairy and Human Relations Congress; see https://www.fairycongress.com/monthly-workshops/.

From here I’d like, if I find the time, to examine the Transcuspal Relationship between the dwarf planets that symbolize Unconstrained Freedom (Ixion in the last Degree of Sagittarius) and Taking Full Responsibility for our Survival (Pholus and Quaoar in early Capricorn). The influence of Unconstrained Freedom is Exaggerated (Stationary) until 12 September, and of Taking Full Responsibility for our Survival until 17 September 2021.

New Project Week

June 1, 2021

The Greek Goddess Klotho, from whose name we borrowed the word cloth, was one of the trio of Goddesses of Fate. Her job was to cut the cloth from which our Karmic Tapestry is fashioned. So of course we associate asteroid Klotho with New Directions. If we’re one of the many who were programmed into Trusting Either/Or Left-Brain “Logical Thinking” (which Jung labeled “Irrational” because it failed to involve one’s Values), you may consider Fate to be an Alternative to Free Will, but like all Either/Ors, that’s misguided. We are Victims of our Fate when we’re Unconscious of our Karma. Once we bring our Karmic Patterns into Consciousness, we can replace Fate with Choice.

So yes, some of our New Beginnings can be assigned to the Fate closet, such as an involuntary loss of income. If you’re Experiencing Changes that you didn’t Choose, it may be useful to PIAVA how you can become more Conscious of the Karma that was involved. When we’re working from Choice, however, a Klotho astroevent is an Opportunity to make Changes that we Want to make. Most of us will have at least some Choice about how we Compensate for Unchosen Changes – like all other Either/Ors, Fate and Consciousness are not “Black and White.” They’re more like two Clouds meeting in the sky. Bottom line: this week is an excellent time to make Big Changes, Begin New Adventures, and Expand our Resilience.

Asteroid Klotho is Stationary (Strong) turning Direct (Ready to Go) at 9:30 am PDT on 7 June 2021, so this Reboot Energy grows Stronger between now and then. Occurring at 18 Libra, just shy of the end of the Aries “Duad” (2½ Degree window) of Libra, the Energy will likely work best on Projects and Changes that you’ve been considering for a while, and you’re finally ready to Cast them into Material Form (Taurus Duad). Projects and Changes that were interrupted in February 2021 (Klotho turned Retrograde 20 February 2021 in 3 Scorpio) may also Light Up.

Since this is Libra, Other People, and “Other” in general, are highly likely to be part of the Plans. If you would benefit from Making Amends to anyone, or Renegotiating your Boundaries with anyone or Any Thing (such as the Planet or Time or Vegetables or your plumbing), this week would be an ideal time to do it. This will be Klotho’s third trip through the last half of Libra, so you’ve already thoroughly studied what you want to Improve in your Relationships.

That includes your Relationships with all aspects of “External Reality.” Consciousness is not only a Cloud, it’s constantly Changing, being Revised, and Evolving. Consciousness Defines the Ego. Whatever we Believe to be Not-Me in any given moment – and it varies from moment to moment, that’s the “Other” that Libra manages our Relationships with. The more Empathic we are, the more complicated this gets. The more Opinionated we are, the simpler it seems, but with a Big Twist – we Become what we Deny.

Like the COVID-19 extravaganza, for instance. Some of us might inadvertently Merge with it by Fearing it. Like previous pandemics that accompanied exponential increases in Electromagnetic Pollution, the only sure way out appears to be through Epigenetic (“Real-Time” more or less) Evolution. Can we do that without Consciously Merging with the Pollution?

There are a couple of minor astroevents along the way. On 2 June, Eurydike (Trust) moves into Leo (Confidence, 7:20 am PDT) while Venus (Values) moves into Cancer (Compassion, 6:15 am PDT). Leo is pretty slick, but that doesn’t make it Immune from Overconfidence. And Compassion sometimes forgets that Self-Care is a Prerequisite for Other-Care.

Venus, meanwhile, is Very Strong as it Stands Still while Out of Bounds (5:15 am PDT 5 June, in 25 Degrees North Declination) before heading back toward the Ecliptic (the plane of the Earth’s Orbit ’round the Sun). Venus returns In-Bounds on 18 June (4:15 am PDT), at 20 Cancer. A planet goes Out of Bounds when it wanders further than 23 Degrees 27 Minutes North or South from the Ecliptic. Being Out of Bounds Exaggerates the influence of a planet’s Energy, so we can Expect our Values to be much Stronger than usual.

That’s likely to exacerbate the Politics of Polarity that it appears to be our Fate to have to Live with, as the Thirst for Power is one of the more insidious of our Either/Ors. It’s also closely Related to the need to Murder what the Heart considers to be “Wrong,” in order to Prove what’s “Right.” If we’re Impacted by any of these Either/Ors in any way other than our PTSD-Inspired Addiction to “the News,” we wouldn’t hurt our Evolution if we Examined our Ego’s Relationship to them. For instance, if we’re Disgusted by Polarity Politics and Us-versus-Them, or sick of hearing about it, but we can’t bring ourselves to stop imbibing, we might Realize that no one can do anything to us without our Conscious or Unconscious Consent.

Some of our Karmic Puppetmasters may give Unconscious Consent to what Displeases the rest of “us,” and hold our nose to the Fire so we can’t escape the smell of burning flesh. If we can manage to have a chat with them, with the Intention of getting to know one another and bringing them into Consciousness, where we may be able to Collaborate to meet both of our needs, that could accelerate our Evolution and our Ease.