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Changes in Latitude

March 18, 2020

Most of us probably have at least a rough idea of how Longitude and Latitude work.  Longitude measures how far east or west of (a line drawn from pole to pole through) London a place is, and Latitude measures how far north or south of the Equator it is. They’re measured in Degrees; up to 180° E or W, and up to 90° N or S.

Our Time Zones are based on Longitude, with adjustments for political boundaries, economic relationships, etc.  For instance, New York and Detroit are in the same Time Zone even though they’re quite a few Degrees apart, and the westernmost part of Michigan that’s in the Eastern Time Zone is only a few miles from what should be the center of the Central Time Zone.

It gets more complicated when you start projecting lines of Longitude and Latitude into the Sky.  Adjustment here aren’t made for the convenience of politics or commerce, but for the ease of astronomy.  The Equator is equidistant from the Poles, but the Polar Axis is tilted relative to our orbit around the Sun.  That’s what gives us our Seasons, as our half of the Planet is tilted toward or away from the Sun.  For astronomers, it’s the plane of our orbit around the Sun that’s far more important than the Equator.

(Now, I’m not an astronomer, so I’ll have to tell you how I understand it to be, which may be a bit different than how an astronomer would describe it.)  Projected into the Sky, the plane of our orbit around the Sun is called the “Ecliptic.”  The Moon’s Nodes, for instance, are the places where the Moon crosses the Ecliptic, North when it’s crossing from below to above and South when it’s crossing from above to below.  Of course that’s “above” and “below” from the Northern Perspective; it’s the other way around when seen from Australia or Argentina or Botswana.

The distance from a planet in the Sky to the Ecliptic is called its “Declination.”  It’s like Latitude, but not quite, because it’s relative to the Ecliptic rather than the Equator, and the relationship between Latitude and Declination changes with the Seasons.  But in a very loose, averagey kind of way, you can think of Declination as a substitute for Latitude, so a planet at 49° N Declination is roughly overhead in Paris, and one at 34° S Declination is roughly overhead in Sydney.

Astrological Longitude gets tricky because of what astrologers call the “Precession of the Equinoxes,” which means that the “Fixed” Stars aren’t really Fixed, when seen from Earth.  Of course, as usual, it’s us that’s moving, not them.  Well, of course they’re moving too, but they’re so far away we can’t really detect it.  But the point is that, relative to our Longitude, the Stars are slowly moving, about 0.84 arcseconds a year.  In 26,000 years or so, they’ll be back to where they are now.

Divide that 26,000 years by 12 (astrologers divide by 12 quite a lot – it’s a Sacred Geometry sort of thing), and you get our roughly-two-millennia-long “Ages,” as in the “Age of Pisces” (which we’re leaving) and the “Age of Aquarius,” which we’re entering.  From our Perspective, its the Equinox that’s moving relative to the Stars.  So when the North Pole is leaning toward the Sun at max (the Northern Spring), the Stars will have moved a little  from where they were last year at this time.

There are actually two different kinds of astrology, one based on the position of the Stars, and one based on the position of the Equinox.  (Of course there are many more, but we only need to consider two here.)  We use “Tropical” astrology, in which 0° Aries is when the North Pole leans toward the Sun at max (which puts the Sun overhead at 23:27° N Latitude, on the “Tropic of Cancer,” hence “Tropical” astrology).  In Sidereal astrology, 0° Aries is when the Sun enters the Constellation Aries (the Constellations move with the Stars).  A couple thousand years ago, they were the same.

When astrologers say that two planets are Conjunct, they aren’t really one behind the other – that’s called an “Occultation,” meaning one really is Hidden or Occulted by the other – “Occult” just means Hidden.  A Conjunction just means that they are on the same astrological Longitude in the Sky, even if their Declinations are separated by half the visible sky.

A reader has asked…

“Maybe I’m missin’ the boat, but if da Moon is currently at 9 degrees of Capricorn, then how is it OOB?  I’ve got my Moon in Cap at 23 deg plus, which is defo OOBs.”

Nine (or any) Degrees of Capricorn (or any Sign) is the astrological Longitude (East/West).  The Moon goes Out of Bounds when it exceeds 23:27 Degrees of Declination (North/South).  A Full Moon at 9 Capricorn would Oppose the Sun around the end of June.  The Moon goes from max North to max South every 28 days or so.  How far max North or South is what varies on the 20-or-so-year Cycle – for about ten years the Moon never goes OOB (beyond 23:27° N or S), then for the following decade or so the Moon goes OOB for a day or two every two weeks, alternating between N and S.

Out of Bounds is defined by the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn – 27:23° N and S.  The Sun never goes beyond those Latitudes or Declinations, barring an asteroid collision that’s big enough to alter the Earth’s tilt – in which case we wouldn’t be in a position to care.  The Sun is always on the Ecliptic, so for a Solar or Lunar Eclipse to occur, the Moon also needs to be near the Ecliptic, which the Moon crosses every two weeks.

An Eclipse is an Occultation, also sometimes called a Parallel Conjunction when planets other than the Sun and Moon are involved.  Latitudes, and Declinations by extension, are sometimes called “Parallels,” because lines of Latitude are indeed parallel to one another.  Lines of Longitude on the other hand Converge at the Poles.  Hence the name Parallel Conjunction for Occultations, or Contra-Parallel Conjunction when the two Conjoining planets are in the same Degree of Declination, but one is North (often written as “+”) and the other South (often written as “-“) of the Ecliptic.

Over the Hedge

March 6, 2020

Remember that Moon Out of Bounds thing?  It’s when the Moon strays too far from the Equator.  In general, everybody gets over-Emotional.  It happens for a day or so every two weeks for about eleven years, then not at all for the next eleven years or so.  The Moon started its last Out-Of-Bounds Adventure on 11 September 2001.  People got pretty Freaked Out then.  Well, it’s starting its next “OOB” Adventure.  We’ll be lucky if this one “only” results in the New Coronavirus, though it’s threatening to usher us into a repeat of the 1930s.

The Moon dipped Her toe into the OOB water 4 March 2020, between 3:25 and 7:45 pm PST.  From where I live, She actually appeared to be north of west.  She’ll have her first solid junket Over The Hedge from 9:15 pm PDT 16 March till 4:52 pm PDT 17 March.  We’ve been forewarned, now we have ten days to stock the Zoloft cabinet in our Fallout Shelter.

I think of the Moon as operating on three levels.  First is our “Random” Emotions.  When someone cuts us off in traffic, sometimes we’ll Curse them, and other times we’ll Wish them Goddesspeed, and it seems Random.  But chances are, in the fist case they were Angry and taking it out on us, and in the second instance they were rushing to the hospital.  That’s the second level, our Instincts.  The third level is the Energy that holds our Reality in place and keeps it from Detonating.

If we turn off the TV and don’t worry about whether someone else’s Castles are Burning, Moon OOB should make it easier for us to Notice when we’re disregarding our Instincts, and Change those Habits.  It should also have a more Immediate Impact on our Manifesting.  Which will make it much more Important that we Stay Focused on What We Want, and Vigilantly Stop ourself when we Notice that we’re Focusing on What We Don’t Want again.

While we’re on the subject, the asteroid that symbolizes Judgment and Respect (Hopi) has been OOB since 28 June 2019, and returns In-Bounds at 4:30 am PDT 16 March.  Does that mean that Respect has been Stronger since last June, or that Judgment has been Stronger?  I suspect both, depending on which way you lean.  Hopefully we will have learned something useful about Judgment and Respect since June.  If you skipped Dr. Chu’s video at the end of the last post, you may want to go back and watch it.

Asteroid Hopi also left Pisces and entered Aries on 6 March, so we should be Channeling more Spiritual Energy and less Emotional Energy into our Judgments and Respect.  As we approach 12 March we may Experience a Big and possibly Challenging Shift around this Transition (as Hopi crosses Chiron in 5 Aries, “A triangle with wings: The capacity for Self-Transcendence,” at 6:30 pm PDT).

If you aren’t Manifesting What You Want, then, you have till the 16th to take advantage of the last ten days of Hopi OOB to work on Converting your Judgments and Envies to Respect and Gratitude.  If we aren’t Manifesting What We Want, we’re spending too much time Focusing on What We Don’t Want.  Instead of Judging ourself for slow Manifesting, we need to get in touch with the part of ourself that Wants Something Else, because they may well be the one who’s inhibiting our Manifestation.

Find out What your Evil Twin Wants, and Respect it.  They’re both You, so you should be able to negotiate Win-Win between them, where they both agree to Help one another reach toward their own Goals.  One Caveat is to keep everything Positive.  If your Evil Twin wants you to stay in Poverty because rich people are Wasteful and Selfish, Focus on having Abundance while Being Respectful, Efficient, and Generous with your Resources.

When you sit with your Various and Conflicting Wants, you may find that some of your Wants aren’t really Yours.  Maybe you Condemn Abundance not because you Love Minimalism, but because your Father was always bad-mouthing the Rich as Selfish and Wasteful – or even Criminal.  You may actually Love Luxury.  When we Internalize other people’s Values as our own, it’s often Karmic.  So we may need to Face Down Emotions that we’d rather Die than Feel, and work through the resulting Ego Death before we Allow ourself to be Reborn into Abundance.

OOB Mercury

December 22, 2019

Formal and informal astrologers Learn early on about planets turning Retrograde.  We emphasize the Stations of the planets.  Those are the times when they’re slowed to a crawl, just before they stop to turn around and (from our Perspective here on Earth) start to back up, or turn around and go forward again.  We do that because we’ve observed that the impact upon us of a planet is strongest when it’s Stationary.  And it’s one of the best times to Learn what that planet’s Energy feels like.

But most of us are much less familiar with the influence of planets that are going Out of Bounds, or “OOB.”  That means they’re overhead at a position more than a fourth of the way from the Equator to either Pole (0.26 to be exact, or 23:27 Degrees of Declination, which for practical purposes is the same as Latitude; 23:27 Degrees is the maximum that the Sun moves north or south of the Equator).  Most of the planets rotate in a single plane around the Sun, so most of them don’t stray much from being overhead at the Equator.  But some do, and when they do, it changes their Dynamic, usually making their Influence Stronger.

Mercury (Mind, Communication, Short-Distance Travel) will be giving us an Opportunity to Experience this for the next several weeks.  Mercury goes Out of Bounds on 22 December 2019 (4pm PST), and stays OOB till 12 January (5:30 am PST).  Pay Attention to how this impacts your Young Life…

Do your Thoughts make you more Anxious than usual?  Less Anxious?  Are your Thoughts more or less Penetrating or Discriminating or Judgmental or Decisive or Prominent?  How does any of that make you Feel?  Is the News more Dramatic than usual?  Are you Reacting to it more Intensely than usual, or Feeling Detached?

What about your Communications, both those you Receive and those you Give?  Are they more or less Anxious?  Insightful?  Concise?  Forgiving?  Muddled?  Are you Communicating more or less than you usually do?  When you Communicate, is your Tone of Voice and Body Language Congruent with the Emotions you’re Feeling, and their Degree of Intensity?  More or less so than would normally be the case?  Are you being more Passionate or more Detached than usual with your Communications?

And how are you on the Road – driving, walking, bicycling, skating, sledding, skiing, running, riding the bus or train, or however you Travel on short trips?  More or less Attentive?  Distracted?  Rushed?  Relaxed?  How is traffic?  Faster or Slower?  More Crowded than usual?  More Confrontational or more Forgiving?  More or fewer missed Connections, flat tires, sprains, Collisions, tickets, detours, or other Difficulties?  Does Travel feel more or less Dangerous than usual?  How patient or impatient are you with any Travel glitches?

Mercury is never far from the Sun, so during this time it spans 21 Sagittarius to 23 Capricorn.  Those are very busy Degrees.  Mercury will be crossing many planets, and it we can Learn a lot about the planet and about ourself while Mercury’s Laser Light shines on them…

  • Mercury crossing Aletheia 23-24 December – Learning Opportunities re the Truth of the Heart.
  • Crossing asteroid Bee-Zed 24-25 December – Learning re Transcendance.
  • Dwarf planet Ixion 28 December – re our Hidden or Forbidden Genius.
  • Dwarf planet Pholus 30 December – re important issues that we aren’t Aware of or would rather Minimize.
  • Dwarf planet Quaoar 31 December – re our Survival Instincts.
  • Jupiter 2 January – re our Expansion.
  • South Node 3 January – re our Held Emotions.
  • Dwarf planet Hylonome 7 January – re our Self-Sovereignty.
  • Saturn, Pluto, and dwarf planet Ceres 12 January – re Sustaining our Focus on Transformation.

 

Survival or Bust V

December 14, 2019

Anybody notice how the Full Moons have been getting further and further toward overhead in the Northern Hemisphere, and (I assume, not being there to check) getting further and further toward the northern horizon in the Southern Hemisphere?

When a Heavenly Body moves further north than the Tropic of Cancer (23:27° N) and/or further south than the Tropic of Capricorn at (23:27° S) it’s said to be “Out of Bounds” or “OOB.”  Neither the Sun nor Jupiter ever go beyond those boundaries.  For instance, Venus was OOB from mid-November till yesterday (12 December 2019), and Mercury will be OOB between 23 December and 12 January.  We Feel a planet’s Energy more Strongly when it’s OOB.

The Moon has it’s own OOB program.  It goes OOB for a few days every two weeks for about a decade, and then stays “In Bounds” for the next decade or so.  Folks can be more Emotional during Moon OOB periods, like the one from 2001 through 2011.  The Moon started that OOB Decade on 11 September 2001, just about the time the planes hit the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.  The next Moon OOB Decade begins at the Ides of March 2020.  This time it’s the Antichrist that’s attacking World Trade.  The Moon is a quarter of a Degree shy of the Tropic of Cancer as we speak.

♥ And speaking of Survival (which as we’ve said is especially Lit Up all month), today’s news included stories on threats from Above…

https://spaceweatherarchive.com/2019/12/13/the-ironic-behavior-of-cosmic-rays/

and from Below…

https://modernsurvivalblog.com/survival-kitchen/best-way-to-remove-arsenic-from-rice/

2019 Q4 and 2020 Q1 Stations

October 16, 2019

Ontario.

Now that we have a “week off” more or less, let’s look at the remainder of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020.  We’ll use several “shorthand” abbreviations or symbols…

  • Â.Mickie stands for asteroid Mickie
  • Ð.Goofy stands for dwarf planet Goofy
  • Š/ stands for Station, when a planet’s Energy is especially Strong
  • Î stands for Initiation of a New Cycle between two planets

Below we list only the Stations (plus one major Initiation), or the times when a planet’s Energy is Strongest and most Distinct or Identifiable.  When there are several planets Stationary at the same time, though, it will likely be hard to Distinguish the Separate Influence of each planet, because their Energies will be Merged.  When two planets are Stationary at the same time, it’s as if they’re Conjunct.

In general, we Experience the Energy of a Station before it happens, as the Energy Intensifies until it is “Complete” (the planet starts moving in the other Direction), and then it drops off rapidly.  In cases where we aren’t Neutral to the Energy, we may make Decisions about it, and those Decisions (Orcus) will carry the Energy over into the time following the Station, possibly even eventually Creating new Karma.

For instance, the Energy of asteroid Moira is about Fate and Choice – Fate in situations where our Karma is still Unconscious…

Someone else is doing something to me

and Choice in situations where we’ve brought the Karma into Consciousness…

Oh!  I’m really not Experiencing what they seem to be Doing, I’m Experiencing my own lifelong Habitual Reaction to it!  They don’t even know I’m here!

Once we’re Conscious, we can Choose to Respond Constructively, rather than Reacting from our Victimhood.

So if we’re Insulted or Angered by something someone Says or Does, and we don’t Realize that it’s our Button that’s been pushed, we might Decide that this person is not “on our side,” and make them (or worse, people like that) a Lifelong Enemy.  And if we stay in 3D (which is likely if we haven’t Cleared our Karma), we’re likely to continue the same Conflict into Other Lifetimes.  You can tie up all Deviations from Whirled Peas and all of World History in this simple wrapper, and there won’t be much left to Clean Up.

On the other hand, we might Feel Insulted or Angry, but if we Recognize that it’s our Feeling, we may Choose to Agree to Disagree, or even move to a different Meeting, but we won’t make it into a Capital Offense.

Rose Quartz.

There are a number of ways to guess how soon we’ll begin to Experience a Station before it’s Complete, but a useful rule of thumb is…

  • A week for the four outer planets, asteroid Bee-Zed, and the dwarf planets except dwarf planet Ceres (that is, everyone with orbits longer than ten years)
  • Several days for the three inner planets, the asteroids, and dwarf planet Ceres (orbits between one and ten years)
  • Since “Tropical” astrology (the kind we use) sees events from the Perspective of Earth, neither Earth nor Sun nor Moon are ever Stationary

We might also begin to Experience the Energy of the next Station as soon as the current Station is Complete.  Our General Sensitivity is obviously relevant.  And if a Station occurs on one of our natal planets, we’ll React more Strongly and probably sooner.

If we want an Astrological Rule rather than Empirical Guidance, the usual Sensitivity projects that the Impact begins when the Stationing planet is less than one Degree from its Exact Station.  However, some of the newer dwarf planets (such as Sedna) move less than one Degree in a year, which would mean they’re Always Stationary.  And yes, we can certainly interpret that to mean that Fear is Omnipresent, as was common Before the Current Era (ie, BCE or BC)!  If we’re in the Habit of Converting Fear to Power (with Kegels for instance), then this is a Powerful interpretation!

But using lengthy Stations can give us so much overlap that we’re never sure what’s happening.

Asteroids usually take about four days to move one Degree, but when they’re slowing down to Stop and Turn Around, they’ll be much slower.  For instance, rather than 23-26 October for the first Klotho Station, you might look at 11-26 October (the one-Degree range) instead, and Pay a lot more Attention if you have a natal planet near the Ides of Gemini.

Bottom Line, feel free to start my date ranges sooner.  But if you’re still Experiencing Strong Energy after the Station, in order to Avoid accumulating new Karma you want to look over the last several days to see if you’ve made any Decisions based on your Discomfort with the Energy of the Station.  If so, Own your Discomfort and Revert your Decisions.

Initiations are Conjunctions, and Conjunctions act like Stations in that we Experience the Energy increasing in Strength as the Exact Conjunction approaches, then it drops off rapidly, assuming we’ve Captured the available Learning to keep, and not the Energy.  Again, we want to Pay Attention to Discomfort before the Initiation, and Work on Ourself to Own and Revert if necessary after the Initiation.  What we Learn from any astroevent is ours to keep.  They’re all Teachers.

Initiations Differ from Conjunctions, however, in that they also Begin a new Cycle, and the Energy that’s Born at the Initiation – including your Reactions to and Learnings from the Initiation – will Endure on some level for the entire Cycle, whether the Cycle is Initiated by a New Moon (28 days) or by Saturn and Pluto (30-some years).

We’ve added a few words of preliminary interpretation, but of course the actual interpretation will flow from a chart drawn for the Station, which we don’t normally do till we’re getting close to the event.  The preliminary interpretation will probably hang True, but it may not be The Most Important interpretation.

The short interpretations below are Dimensions, not Directions. The Direction is up to us.  For instance, in the first few days of November Our Perspective on our Vitality may Improve or Decline.  If the latter, it’s Identifying Karma for us to Let Go Of.  If we Allow our Victimhood to Reinforce the Decline, we Lose.  If we Notice the Decline and Realize that we have the Power to Heal (Tapping, Poor-Sweethearting, PIAVAing, Plan-Executing, Invoking the Unseen Therapist, et al), we Win.

If Our Perspective on our Vitality Improves, Gratitude is Relevant.  You don’t want to use the Improvement to pad your Ego – it’s not your Ego that Heals, though it can certainly Catalyze Healing, and increasing Self-Love is always Valuable, but not for Cause.  If Self-Love depends on Cause, it will never become Unconditional.  Self-Love is the Natural Condition we Strive to Return to, and we can certainly Congratulate ourself for Work Well Done when we step in that Direction.  But it’s Grace that Heals, and to Welcome and Encourage Grace, lift out the “c” and drop in a “titud,” then give it plenty of Exercise.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

23-26 October – New Beginnings (Š/Â.Klotho 15 Gemini)

30 October-4 November – Our Perspective on our Vitality (Š/Mercury 28 Scorpio; Š/Ð.Varuna 4 Leo)

31 October-3 November – Obsolete Habits (Š/Â.Karma 20 Pisces)

16-22 November – Ending Emotional Flashbacks (Š/Ð.OR10 4 Pisces; Š/Ð.Nessus 9 Pisces; Š/Â.Atropos 7 Aries; Š/Mercury 12 Scorpio)

23-27 November – Confusion and Bliss (Š/Neptune 16 Pisces)

7-15 December – Sidestepping Bummers (Š/Ð.Orcus 13 Virgo; Š/Chiron 2 Aries; Š/Â.Lachesis 21 Leo)

26-29 December – Unconscious Beliefs (Š/Â.Vesta 13 Taurus)

30 December-6 January – New Creations (Š/Ð.Makemake 7 Libra; Š/Â.Klotho 5 Gemini)

6-12 January – Opening to Soul (Š/Ð.Eris 24 Aries; Š/Uranus 3 Taurus; Pluto Î Saturn)

13-17 January – Ego Death (Š/Â.Nemesis 27 Virgo)

20-26 January – Rebirth (Š/Ð.Haumea 28 Libra)

2-8 February – Mastering Fear (Š/Â.Sappho 16 Libra; Š/Â.Juno 22 Libra; Š/Ð.Sedna 27 Taurus)

16-17 February – Emotional Intelligence (Š/Mercury 13 Pisces).

25 February-1 March – Intuition Breakthrough (Š/Â.Bee-Zed 28 Sagittarius; Š/Ð.Asbolus 20 Gemini)

1-6 March – New Horizons (Š/Ð.Chaos 25 Gemini)

9-10 March – Social Intelligence (Š/Mercury 29 Aquarius).

19-25 March – Claiming Our Power (Š/Â.Moira 20 Scorpio; Š/Â.Lachesis 8 Leo)

25 March-3 April – Survival Breakthrough (Š/Ð.Ixion 1 Capricorn; Š/Ð.Pholus 5 Capricorn; Š/Ð.Quaoar 5 Capricorn)

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

We aren’t adding the Moons and Sign Changes to this list, because they have different orientations in Time, and they would just make the list overlong.  The above are what we regard as The Most Important astroevents of the next six months.  We’ll table the Moons and Sign Changes separately, and maybe add the Out-of-Bounds periods, since the Moon starts going Out-of-Bounds in March for the first time in a decade.  Then if we get time, we can combine the lists to make a complete calendar.

Lachesis-Varuna 1

March 13, 2019

We’re detouring to examine the minutiae of the Angles that asteroid Lachesis is making with other planets, under the thesis that Lachesis can Teach us to Change or End undesirable Timelines Purposely, rather than remaining their Victim.  The Mythological Lachesis was one of the “Fates,” the Goddess who Determined the length of the “Cord” that wove the Fabric of Destiny.

But we Believe that Fate and Free Will are not properties of Reality, but yet another False Duality of the mind of the Observing Huper.  It’s the mind (and Politics and Manipulation) that Operates in Either/Or, while the Universe (along with Spirit and Manifestation) Operates in Both/And.  Fate is what Befalls us when we Operate Unconsciously; Choice is ours when we Operate Consciously.  The first Requirement for Operating Consciously is Awareness.

So we’re examining the Lachesis Cycles, to see what it can Teach us about Choice.  In the previous post we discussed the Lachesis-Chiron Cycle and its Impact on whether we find Life, Time, and Opportunity to be Discouraging or Exciting.  In the post before that we mentioned the Lachesis-Uranus Cycle and its Contribution to how much we Allow the Soul to drive our Lives rather than the Ego.  Next up is the Lachesis-Varuna Cycle, which has the Potential to bring our Health and Vitality under Conscious Influence.

On 14 March (3:30 am PDT), Lachesis Completes a Waning Sextile to (two Signs behind) Varuna.  If we allow one Degree of Sensitivity to this Angle, then this Energy comes into our Field around 10 March.  At three Degrees, it’s more like 1 March.  One Degree is the more traditional measure, but the more Sensitive among us will probably find three to be more Realistic.  As we said in the previous post, the Sextile delivers Grace in matters where we Take the First Step, and Striving to Upgrade our Consciousness is certainly an excellent example of Taking a First Step.

In a Waxing Sextile – the Sextile that occurs shortly after the Initiation of a Cycle, while the Cycle is in the Building phase – it’s fairly Clear what we can do to further the Cycle.  A Cycle doesn’t hit the Mainstream till the Waxing Square, so at the Waxing Sextile we’re kind of on our own, without a lot of Outside Support or Acknowledgement.  If we Recognize that and Make Use of it, we can get in early on the Trend and, as it were, “Buy Low,” or perhaps help Determine the Vocabulary of the Conversation that will eventually erupt into the Mainstream.

But a Waning Sextile – the Sextile that occurs shortly before the End of a Cycle, is a different story.  A Cycle for practical purposes Ends at its Waning Square, so by the time of the Waning Sextile, we’re Descending into the Void.  We could for instance Take the First Step to withdraw our Investment in the Cycle’s Energy, but even that would be a little late.  It may be more appropriate to Take the First Step to Clear Away All Expectations around the issues that the Cycle has Influence upon.

So the Lachesis-Varuna Cycle is about Making Conscious Choices about our Vitality.  That doesn’t mean getting a flu shot or Changing our Supplements.  It means that we start to Recognize that it’s our Thoughts, and How we Deal With our Emotions, and How we Relate to Spirit that have the most Powerful and Foundational Impact upon our Health and Vigor.  Compare how you Relate to your Vitality to how you Relate to your Abundance.  Is there any sense in which you’re in Scarcity about your Health?

Do you Respond to Messages from your Body – such as Pain or Discomfort – with Gratitude and Full Attention (to the Message-Sending Organ), or do you go directly to Symptom Alleviation?  Do I regard Pain as a Bother, or as a Gift?  Do I look to see how my Pain may be Influenced by my Habits, Thoughts, Emotions, Karma, and Patterns of Love, Fear, Gratitude, Regret, Embrace, and Rejection toward the Sources of Discomfort in my Body?  Am I a Victim of my Discomfort, or am I Adept at Manifesting the Comfort I want?

Gary Craig (https://emofree.com/answers/doing-the-impossible/impossible-healings-rheumatoid-arthritis-fibromyalgia-and-more.html), Dr. Kim (https://drkimderamo.com/), Nick Ortner (http://www.foodpowers.com/nick_ortner.html), to name only a few practitioners, all provide many examples of what is sloppily called “Mind Over Matter” or “Mind-Body” Healing – sloppily because it’s a lot more than “mind,” in the usual intellectual sense of the word, that’s doing the work.

I find that it’s rare to meet someone who doesn’t stare at me blankly when I remind them that Body, Spirit, Intellect, and Emotion are not different, independent “Levels” of Life whose paths never cross, but different Perspectives on the Unitary and Multifarious Reality that Comprises our “Usness” and the World around us.  (I don’t even try to tell people that “We” don’t end at our Skin or our Egos.)  One of the fastest ways to Change a facet of our Lives that we don’t Want, is to Shift to a different Perspective on it.

A Physical Issue?  Do your Thoughts about it contribute to your Discomfort, or are they Healing you?  Are your Feelings about it conducive to Healing, or to Harm?  What are you Praying for?  Remember that All Thoughts are Prayers and All Prayers are Answered.  “I’m Worried about this Ache, I better go see what the Doctor has to say about it” is a Prayer, and what is it Praying for?  For Surrendering your Power, and not to any Higher Power.

A Waning phase of a Cycle doesn’t mean that the Issue, such as Vitality (Varuna), or our Victimhood or Adeptness toward our Health (Lachesis-Varuna), goes away.  It means that the current Specific Cycle is Fini.  So what do we know about the Cycle that’s Ending, the Energy we need to Let Go Of?

It initiated mid-June 2014 in 26 Cancer, “Guests are reading in the library of a luxurious home.”  So, these are not owners, and perhaps not even regular visitors to this Abundance, they’re “Guests.”  In the context of Vitality, these are not Empowered, Active Participants in their own Life Force, they’re more akin to visitors in the Doctor’s office.  But they are Studying – something.  They could be immer Strebend.  Without their own Resources, they’re able to Borrow someone else’s.  So maybe the four years and nine months of this Cycle are about Getting Our Own Resources for Self-Healing.

The chart of the Initiation tells us more about how we’ve spent the last half-decade…  The Initiation Squares the Nodes, telling us that this Opening to Conscious Suzerainty over our Vitality, to the extent that we’ve Lived it, has been an integral part of our Lifetime Journey and Mission.  We may not often have been Conscious about this part of our Journey, but we can rest assured we Harvested the Experience that was necessary for us to Harvest.  When we consider all we’ve Learned about Tapping, Poor-Sweethearting, Theta Healing and the like, even if we haven’t yet applied it consistently to Physical Healing, we’ve Learned a lot that we can apply.

The Nodes are joined by Eurydike (Trust) on the North (Mission) and Eris (Revelation of what’s been Denied) on the South (Held Emotions, Karma), so we can Trust that we’ve Learned what we needed to Learn and Opened doors to what we needed to Let Go Of.

The incredible Stellium (group of three or more planets) in late Sagittarius has been a relatively Easy Path (Trine Bridge) around or through our Vitality Issues.  The Stellium is about Gaining Confidence that We’re Being Fully Responsive to Enough Self-Sovereignty to Overcome Our Programmed Shame and Begin to Embrace our Forbidden Genius and Appreciate Its Role in Our Survival as an Individual and as a Species (Chariklo-Pholus-Hylonome-Ixion-Quaoar).

Then there are the three Challenges (T-Squares, red triangles) that aren’t directly connected to the 26-Degree Initiation itself, but which are part and parcel of the Cycle.

First, we’ve Opened our Intuition (Asbolus) with God/Goddess’s Help (Neptune) to End the Karmic Vows which had been serving as Hard Boundaries that we’ve been working to Overcome, against the New Life-Serving Beliefs and Expanded Perspectives that we’ve been Gaining (Atropos-Orcus-Pallas).

The other two T-Squares Complement one another.  They’re about how The Most Important Thing (Saturn) is to Change our Values (Venus) to Allow Unconditional Self-Love (Sappho), and how we Heal our Despair (Chiron) by Facing the Truth (Veritas) of our Limitless Potential (Chaos).

Can you see how these Changes have been playing out in your Young Life over the last five years?  It’s time to Congratulate ourself for a job well done, Change the Subject, and Trust that we’ve Learned enough to now Instinctively Create a New Life where we’re more Adept at exerting Healthy Control over our Physical Circumstances.  Lord knows there are plenty of other Cycle to fret about, so we should be Delighted to know we can Let Go of this one, at least till September when the Next Cycle begins.

So what about the September Cycle?  Where will it take us?  No, it’s time to Change the Subject.  The more we can Accept that we’re In The Void phase where we’re Purging everything we Know about Lachesis-Varuna in order to be Available for the New, the more we’ll be an Open Channel for that new Energy when it Arrives.  But it hasn’t Arrived yet, and if we meet it from our current Perspective, the Perspective of the End of the Old Cycle, our Expectations will cause us to miss most of it, to Frame it in obsolete terms that will cripple it.

Wow X

December 11, 2018

A reader writes to say their Sun is at 8 Capricorn.  We’ve been writing about 8-11 Capricorn in earlier Wow articles (especially https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2018/12/08/wow-vi/), because asteroids Karma (Self-Sabotaging Habits) and BZ509 (Transcendence), Saturn (The Most Important Thing), and dwarf planet Hylonome (Self-Sovereignty) have all been jammed up in that Zone.  Assuming that our reader is rounding up like we all should be…

That is, planets at 7:00 through 7:59 of any Sign are in the 8th Degree or that Sign (such as 8 Capricorn or Capricorn 8), while planets at 8:00 through 8:59 are in the 9th Degree, etc.  This makes sense when you realize that planets in 0:00 through 0:59 of a Sign are in the 1st Degree of that Sign.

…then most of this Energy will already have passed for our reader.  Since we focus on Interpretation rather than Prediction, that’s no problem for us, and may be a relief for our reader, depending on how pleasant or unpleasant their recent Experience has been.  If our reader feels like they have missed an Opportunity, they need to Poor-Sweetheart themself about that immediately.  There are no Missed Opportunities, only Lessons Learned, and Learning them after the fact is just as good or better than Learning them mid-stream.

See https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/poor-sweetheart/ if you aren’t expert at Poor-Sweethearting.

Our natal Sun, astrologically, indicates our Essence.  So looking just at “Transiting” (that means “in the sky now,” as opposed to “natal,” which means when you were born – almost everything we talk about here is Transiting) Saturn, The Most Important Thing for our reader is that they be True to their Essence.  That usually means dropping all of our Social Conditioning and Programming and other places where we aren’t Speaking and Acting our Truth.

For someone with “Nice Disease” (the need to be Nice all of the time), this idea is usually Horrifying.  So maybe our reader has been having a hard time continuing to suppress Capricorn’s natural tendency to dispense Advice more than Expressing Compassion.  Capricorn is about Just Fix It, and when Capricorn knows how to Fix It, it can have little patience for excuses, even if Capricorn’s method of Fixing It doesn’t at all apply to the person or Sign they’re talking to.  Capricorn Lives in a Material World; most of the other Signs Live in an Emotional or Spiritual or Intellectual World.

We’re talking about Signs here, not people.  Individual people have lots of planets in many Signs, so are always much more multidimensional than the characteristics of just one Sign, even if it’s their Sun Sign.

Capricorn/Just Fix It is a very valuable Sign/Principle to have handy when you’re working to solve a Material problem, so Capricorn’s Advice is indispensable.  When Pisces describes a problem, though, it’s (again, we’re talking about Signs, not people) usually an Emotional issue (even if it’s described in Material terms), so Material advice feels to Pisces like it hasn’t been heard.  Note that this can happen even within one person – if you have Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Pisces, and your Sun for some reason thinks it has all the Answers, your Moon is going to be the odd one out, and your own Happiness and Balance will Suffer.

So looking only at Transiting Saturn, our reader may have recently had a hard time suppressing their Just Fix It tendencies.  Of course, if our reader is Self-Aware, they would probably have had some Aha moments about how they Judge themself for not Just Fixing It every time some issue comes up again.  For instance, our Karmic issues don’t usually respond to just being turned with a wrench, they need a lot more than that, such as Opening to Held Emotions and the resulting Ego Deaths, which can Deconstruct the very Infrastructure that Capricorn is so proud of building.

So Transiting Saturn-asteroid Karma means that The Most Important Thing is Attending to our Self-Sabotaging Patterns, and Capricorn by itself may not have all of the Tools necessary to do that.  So our reader may have recently found themself Integrating diverse elements of their Persona.

When we factor in dwarf planet Hylonome, the need to jettison False Personae gets much more intense.  Hylonome can follow a False Path even into Death if we allow it to operate without our Conscious Awareness.  Our reader has survived to write to us, so we know that didn’t happen.  But they may have had some difficult moments saying NO! to other people with whom they’ve been Merged, or they may have had to bail themselves out of difficult situations where they hadn’t said NO! earlier on.

Then there’s asteroid BZ509, or Transcendence, which can Feel Ecstatic or like someone’s ripping out a finger by its roots.  So our reader almost certainly Transcended some elements of these Conundrums at the intersection of Just Fix It, Self-Sabotage, Self-Abandonment, Priorities, and the Material World.  And they would have Learned a great deal about these Complexities, probably had some Powerful Epiphanies.  And in the process, probably Suffered to one degree or another, since the Convergence of so many issues is intensely Confusing, and few of us Remember immediately that Confusion is the first stage of Growth, and Relax into it.

All of which, by the way, is a good definition, albeit by example, of how an astrological Stellium (group of three or more planets in one place) works its Magic and Misery upon us.  And the rest of us, even if we don’t have any planets near 8-11 Capricorn, have probably felt this Conglomeration to some degree.  Note too that the neighborhoods of 8-11 Aries, Cancer, and Libra will also be activated whenever 8-11 Capricorn is Lit Up, so most of us Experienced some portion of these Confusions.

Another aside: When we first Open up to a Repressed Energy, its virtual age is the age when it was first Repressed.  So if we Learned to always be Nice at age 6, then our Opportunity to be otherwise (such as Honest) will be frozen at the first-grade level.  That’s part of the Horror we Experience at having to Open up to Repressed parts of our Persona.

Not to worry.  We’ll be very clumsy at first being, eg, Honest instead of Nice, but our Niceness will still be their, so we’ll very quickly come up to speed on Learning to be Nice while being Honest.  They aren’t after all mutually exclusive, they just require a bit of finesse to combine, and if you’ve been Nice all your Life, that finesse will come quickly.  The same applies to any other repressed characteristic.  If you want help, spend time gazing into the depths of this Manganotantalite Crystal before you enter a challenging situation…

Quantum Jump 24: The Real Thing V

August 5, 2018

We’ve already mapped “Grand” (complete or Powerful) Configurations in the Third (Grand Trine), Fourth (Grand Cross), and Sixth (Grand Sextile) Harmonics in the Uranus Station chart.  These Harmonics represent, in turn, Grace, Competence, and Partnership.  The First Harmonic by the way symbolizes Identity, and the Second Ritual.  Let’s look at Harmonics Five and Seven…

The Fifth-Harmonic Configuration (light purple lines) is one corner shy of a Grand Quintile and the Seventh-Harmonic Pattern (heavier purple lines) is missing two corners to complete a Grand Septile.  The Fifth Harmonic is about Learning and Teaching, and the Seventh about Timing. 

This is Foundational, so let’s review…

  • First Harmonic (0 Degrees of Separation) – Identity
  • Second Harmonic (180 Degrees) – Ritual
  • Third Harmonic (120 Degrees) – Grace
  • Fourth Harmonic (90 Degrees) – Competence
  • Fifth Harmonic (72 Degrees and multiples) – Learning
  • Sixth Harmonic (60 Degrees) – Partnership
  • Seventh Harmonic (51½ Degrees and multiples) – Timing

and we may as well continue…

  • Eighth Harmonic (45 and 135 Degrees) – Rebalancing
  • Ninth Harmonic (40 Degrees and multiples) – Introversion
  • Tenth Harmonic (36 Degrees) – Abundance
  • Eleventh Harmonic (32.7 Degrees and multiples) – Confidence
  • Twelfth Harmonic (30 Degrees) – Pattern-Breaking

The Almost-Grand-Quintile or Big Learning Opportunity includes…

  • Lachesis-Sedna, Consciously Modifying Fear-Based Timelines
  • Neptune, Recognizing Confusion as the first sign of Growth
  • Saturn, The Most Important Thing
  • Atropos-Haumea, Ending Resistance to Rebirth

You can probably combine those yourself, right?  Something on the order of Learning that The Most Important Thing is to Recognize Confusion as the first Sign of Ego Death so we can Stop Fearing and Resisting it, and Embrace our Rebirth instead, eh?  I don’t know about you, but I’ve been Programmed to Believe that Confusion, like Curiosity, Requires me to Figure Out What’s Going On, before it creates further Trouble.

This means Learning a whole new Way of Being, where I have to Celebrate Confusion as an Emotion in its own right, and Get Excited about the Unknown Changes that it portends.  Which means I need to Trust that I’m Safe in the Interim, and Trust that the Changes will be for the Better.

What about the Vacancy.  If there was a planet in the Fifth, missing, corner, this Learning could happen on its own, without my having to Midwife it.  If I can Create the Energy of the Vacancy, I won’t need the planet there.  The Vacancy is 10 Degrees of Leo, “Early morning dew sparkles as sunlight floods the field.”  In Nature at Sunrise on a cool Spring morning as the Warming Sun surrounds me with Diamonds – I been there, I can Embrace that Feeling.

So we could make this, Learning a whole new Way of Being, where I Celebrate Confusion as an Emotion in its own right, and Get Excited about the Unknown Changes that it portends by Knowing that the Rising Sun will Warm me and surround me with Diamonds.

In the All-But-2-Grand Septile, the Elements that are likely to Time themselves well here are…

  • The Uranus Station itself, Integrating Ego with Soul
  • Nessus, Abuse and Privilege
  • Klotho-Pluto, A New Beginning with less Resistance to the Inevitable
  • Sun-Mercury-Pallas, Setting Boundaries against Intellectual Interference with Growth
  • Moon-Chaos, Touching the Unlimited Potential that is Authentically Ours At This Time

I think a good way to proceed would be to look at the ten Combinations (Uranus and Nessus, Uranus and Klotho-Pluto, etc) and go from there. 

We’ll do that, and look at the many Eighth-Harmonic Configurations (Mjōlnirs) in the next few installments.

 

Wants, Mission, Compromise 6

June 18, 2018

The Neptune Station (18 June 4:30 pm PDT) chart is less complicated – and less straightforward – than the others…

The first thing we have to notice is the Grand Trine and Kites (Fabulous Blessings – blue lines), because all three of our Big Three charts this extended weekend have included this feature, even though they’re in different Degrees…

  • Saturday’s Makemake Station (Manifestation) chart featured two Grand Trines, both Kites, one in Earth and one in Fire!
    • The Kite on the Fire Grand Trine focused on Makemake itself, lending Spiritual Cred to what we’re Manifesting
    • The Kite on the Earth Grand Trine focused on OR10 in Pisces, reinforcing the notion that we have to Clear our Held Emotions in order to find enough Authenticity to Manifest What We Really Want
  • Sunday’s Eris-Juno Initiation (the Coming into Consciousness of What Was Previously Denied) held a Fire Grand Trine and Double Kite (ie, Almost-Grand-Sextile), with the foci of the Kites on Rebirth Haumea and Unlimited Potential Chaos
  • Today’s Neptune Station chart’s Grand Trine is in Water, again with a Double Kite, focused on Self-Confidence Chariklo and a Conjunction which we’ll discuss more, that should Shift our approach to Ego Death

That omits Air, or Mentality, which on some levels is appropriate, as one of Western Culture’s most serious Self-Sabotage is overfocus on Mentality.  On the other hand, three of the Kites focus on planets in Air Signs.

And veteran readers will already be wondering where the Vacancy is, in today’s Neptune-Station chart Almost-Grand-Sextile. 

A Sextile occurs when two planets are two Signs apart, and it signifies Grace, but “the Native” (that’s what astrologers call the person whose natal chart we’re discussing – in this case since we’re speaking of what’s going on the Sky just now, all of us are “the Native”) has to take the first step to get the Grace flowing.  Co-Creativity, in other words.

A Grand Sextile consists of six planets equally spaced around the Zodiacal Loop, all two Signs apart; it symbolizes Great Symbiotic Grace – but again, us Natives have to Initiate the Projects that we want to Fly.  An Almost-Grand-Sextile is five of these six, leaving a “Vacancy” in the Grand-Sextile. 

As with any Vacancy, it’s up to us to supply the Missing Energy to complete the Configuration and enable the Energy to Flow.  For an Almost-Grand-Sextile, we have two assignments – supply the Initiatory Energy for each of the five Sextiles, and also supply the Missing Energy that will complete the Grand Sextile and remove impediments to Flow.

The Vacancy here is 17 Virgo, “A Volcanic Eruption” – Intense!  Not how we’re used to thinking about Neptune, but then Tsunamis are Neptunian too.  In other words, the Neptune chart is advising that we Don’t Hold Anything Back, even if (or especially if) we have to Express it more violently than we would prefer.

That’s a pretty strong hint that we should talk about the “Shift in our approach to Ego Death” that we mentioned earlier.  This is a Conjunction between asteroids Nemesis (Ego Death) and Lachesis (Conscious Manipulation of Timelines) – Conscious Manipulation of our Timelines around Ego Death in other words. We may be accelerating some, delaying others, and/or Changing the ground rules of the whole ball game.

This Opposes another Conjunction, between Jupiter (Expansion) and asteroid Hopi (Respect for All Things), suggesting that we may be removing Judgment, including Self-Judgment, from our processing of Ego Death.  That would compliment the Conjunction between Sappho (Self-Love) and Uranus (Soul) in the Makemake-Station chart.  That chart is still in effect, as we have to remember to see the weekend’s three events as one, since they’re so close in Linear Time.

So, if an Explosion Destroys Your Ego, Go with it, to see where it leads.  You’ll be Delighted, though wear your shoes and take a broom, as there may be some broken glass to cross first.

Lots left to look at, including the Nemesis-Lachesis Cycle, the Hopi-Jupiter Cycle, and the Sappho-Uranus Cycle, to see what they’re about and what sort of Changes they have in store for us.  We’ll save all that for later today.

20-25 Degrees

June 2, 2018

Aa apparent newcomer has written to ask about their many natal planets at around 20 Degrees, in response to our October 2016 suggestion that we begin working with these Degrees now, since they will be Lit Up when our Home Planet begins Her Big Reorg in the early 2020s – see https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2016/10/20/2020-b/ for our article and their comment. 

Of course, as we repeatedly point out, these Degrees continue to be Lit Up by many of our planetary Companions today.  As we write, one quarter of the planets we follow are in or adjacent to this Zone, which is only one sixth of the Zodiac wide.  It’s a useful question, so I’ll answer it…

Our approach is to intend to befriend the Unconscious because we Believe that the Power of the Ego is minuscule compared to the Power of the Unconscious, and because the Ego is usually Unconscious of that fact.

We also intend to work not with Qualities but with Energies and Relationships, and therefore we work mostly with what we call the “Angles,” though most astrologers would call them “Aspects.”  We prefer Angles because that’s what they are in plain language – the Angular Relationship between Planets (and other astrological Hot Spots such as the Nodes).

Unfortunately there is an astrological term “Angles” as well, meaning the Ascendant, Midheaven, etc., or the major House Cusps.  We can usually live with this ambiguity because we very seldom talk about Houses, since we write for the whole planet, and House positions vary with location.  Folks who commonly use the astrological term “Angles” may be confused by the way we use the word, alas.

Most astrologers I know would not argue that the T-Square (a third planet halfway between two planets that Oppose one another) is one of the most problematic Angular Relationships, largely because it usually seems to indicate a Sisyphean area where Success is not possible but the Compulsion to Keep Trying is unrelenting.  Consequently, the most appropriate keyword for the Ego’s Relationship to a T-Square seems to be Frustration.

We also Believe that, (1) on a Soul level, we Chose the Configurations of planets in our natal chart, because that’s what “We” (our Soul) wanted to “Work On” in the current Lifetime.  Many folks have difficulty with this concept; the easy path to it lies through shifting your Identity till you find a place from which it’s True.

We often also interpret the Configurations in our natal chart as (2) the specific Earth Energies where we Chose to help the Planet Heal. 

The first approach assumes that our Soul is using the Planet for its own Education, while the second approach assumes that we are in fact Cosmic Healers who came here to Help Earth Ascend.  Take your pick, though as usual, I recommend Both/And rather than Either/Or.

Since our reader has Uranus T-Square to their Nodes, I have no doubt that they’re in the latter category.

As Ascension Helpers, then, our T-Squares indicate the places where our task is to suck up all the Frustration (Fear, Anger, Despair, Separation, etc) that the Planet Feels, and Transform it (we are after all nothing if not Energy Transmogrifiers) into what the Planet Prefers to Feel (Joy, Bliss, Attunement, Excitement, Unity, etc). 

How do we know what the Planet Prefers to Feel?  Easy.  She and We are One.

Note that more or less implicit in that paragraph is that Emotions are not Personal, but more like Weather or a Virus.  We Attach our Identity to an Emotion when we Associate or Merge with it, which is usually part of our Karma, or, we would suggest, because we came here to Learn and Teach how to Detach our Identity from that Emotion (look up “Poor-Sweetheart” and “Held Emotions” in the Categories list to explore further).

So, in the planets our new Friend has listed, we’d go straight to the T-Square, Uranus Square the Nodal Axis.  The Egoic side of Uranus is Disruption, and the Egoic side of the Nodes is the Desire to Let Go of Karma.  So we would suppose that our Friend, on the Ego side, is (or was, if he’s since Grown) often Frustrated by Attempting and Failing to Let Go of sticky Karmic Patterns, or what we often call Self-Sabotaging Archetypes. 

For instance, our Friend might try over and over to walk a “straight and narrow” path, only to wake up and discover that they’ve strayed from it.  Or worse, they might find that other people are repeatedly screwing them over…

Now, let’s turn this around and look at it from the Soul’s Perspective.  First of all, what Uranus Disrupts is everything that Inhibits its Purpose. 

Since most of us were Programmed to Receive Truth from Outside ourself rather than Inside, the Karmic Ego will be constantly Frustrated by the Uranian Disruption of our frequent Attempts to ignore our own Internal Truth in order to be Loyal to our Programming and Programmers. 

Truth resides in the Heart, and it’s Different for everyone, so only by Programming someone to Trust their own Heart (Uranus) can Uranian Disruption be Loved as the Urge to Liberation that it is.

Now, again from the Soul’s Perspective, the Nodal Axis is not so much about the Desire to Let Go of Karma as it’s about a Decision over which Earthly trends to emphasize.  Contrary to the usual Interpretation, Karma does not Grasp Us, We Grasp It.  So all we have to do, to quote Paul, is to “Let It Be.”

The Signs will give us more specific information. Our new Friend’s South Node is in Aquarius and North Node in Leo, indicating that their Intended (Soul-level) path runs from Social to Personal Integrity.  Learning to Love themselves Unconditionally, for instance. 

Meanwhile, Uranus is in Scorpio, which is Fearless and Relentless.  So our Friend is likely to be Driven to stop at Nothing in their Effort to Learn and Teach Unconditional Self-Love.

Which is Fantastic!  Now, what if the Ego and Programming still get in the way and continue to Sabotage us with Downers?  (Which may never actually go away, just become more quickly seen through.)  Well, Reframing help a whole lot…

A T-Square Feels Like the Compulsive need to Achieve greater Perfection around some Goal.  In this Uranus-in-Scorpio case, that would be Permanent Soul Contact.  Or, if the Soul is Dismissed, then something like an Irrepressible Urge to Disrupt Untruth. 

But even the part about Permanent Soul Contact is the Ego and Programming speaking.  If you’ve taken graduate seminars in a good program, you probably Noticed that there are no “correct” answers, there are only “interesting” questions and examination of them that is thorough and creative.

That’s where you find the T-Square – on the Soul level you’ve Intended a Lifetime where you re-examine everything over and over again, with slight variations, each time from a slightly different Perspective, so you become uniquely qualified to Teach the subject, since you’ve Experienced it from all angles, inside and out. 

And of course the key to all that is Noticing that there are no “correct” answers and that your Perfectionist Quest, while essential, was not for the purpose that you earlier supposed.  That’s the way our Mission (North Node) operates – we have a Shadow to Pursue, till we pounce on it and Discover that it’s just a Shadow, like Ged in Earthsea.

Once you’ve done this Reframing, Frustration will continue to try to sneak back into the driver’s seat, and that’s where Poor-Sweethearting, Tapping, and PIAVAing (look them up in the Categories list and practice them) will be useful and Powerful.

The ultimate Goal for all of us is Unconditional Self-Love, so eventually you’ll be Teaching us all.  Which we eagerly anticipate!

Thanks for writing.  Namaste.