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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.

Aries Equinox Molt

March 20, 2018

Juli asks an excellent question – “What on earth are Kegels?”  Kegels are an excellent Response to Fear, as they Slow Down Time.  The greater the Fear, the greater the Slowing…

https://www.healthline.com/health/kegel-exercises

Often prescribed for women to reverse urinary incontinence after childbirth or aging, they’re just as good for men.  I’m not suggesting that champion baseball and basketball players do Kegels, but if you’ve ever wondered how someone can place-hit a 160kph/100mph fastball or coordinate a fast break, it’s a lot easier when Time is moving at half-speed.

After I learned this (from Jack Schwartz, a remarkable workshop of his I was lucky enough to attend), by “coincidence” I went to see the movie Alien, and couldn’t help but do Kegels all through the movie.  When I left the theater, it felt as though it took me hours to get home, even though it was about 5k, at 65kph (3 mi at 40mph) – less than 10 minutes clock time.  I was alarmed enough by the pace to check my speedometer dozens of times, and every time it said I was traveling at the legal speed limit.

It’s worth having a look at that Tricolor Configuration in the Aries Equinox chart.  Since it’s a chart for an Equinox, we can Expect it to impact our Lives and our Planet for much of the next Year…

Many of the Players in the chart are Stationary (Strong)…

  • Mnemosyne on 15 March 10pm PDT
  • Ceres on 18 March 10pm PDT
  • Hopi on 19 March 8am PDT
  • Ixion on 27 March 2pm PDT
  • Pholus on 29 March 9pm PDT
  • Quaoar 1 on April 3pm PDT

The end of March looks to be particularly Dramatic, by the way, with Forbidden-Genius Ixion, Full-Responsibility Pholus, and Survival-Instincts Quaoar all Strong at the same time.

As long-time readers will recall, we interpret a Tricolor (so named for the profound reason that it’s made up of a red line, a green one, and a blue one) by focusing on Curiosity (the green Quincunx line) as the means to unlock the Grace (the blue Trine line) hidden in the Challenge (the red Square line).

The Stellia (groups of 3 or more planets) are Challenging enough on their own, even before they Square one another…

  • Sun-Chiron-Nemesis – Sun (Essence) says we’re going deep, Chiron gives us a Choice between Despairing and Poor-Sweethearting ourself, and Nemesis suggests that we may Feel like we’re Dying or Shamefully Guilty, “simply” because the Ego is Molting.
  • Ixion-Mars-Pholus-Quaoar – Mars (Urge to Action) will be Agitating our Forbidden Genius (Ixion), likely exciting his/her Resentment at being Forbidden, and Egging her/him to Speak Out and Act Out.  Pholus (Responsibility) is about Preparing for Unforeseen Circumstances, those famous Unknown Unknowns.  And Quaoar suggests that Taking Full Responsibility may be, or at least Feel like, a Life and Death issue.

So here the Challenge is to Accept some pretty profound Healing by Recognizing that a Part of our Soul has been Forbidden to Be Present in this Lifetime, and that this Part of Us is critical to getting ourself and our Planet into 5D.  We were probably Punished by our Programmers when we Acted out this Part of ourself as Children, and as a result we developed certain Beliefs and Values that have molded and Limited our Lives ever since. 

These Beliefs and Values are Obsolete and up for Disposal, but they Feel totally Core to our Identity.  If you think you know what they might be, you’re probably on the right track, but you’re also probably not quite hitting the mark, as our existing Egos will Protect these Obsolete Values and Beliefs “with its Life.”  If you have a lot of Practice Recognizing and Accepting Ego Death, it will likely be Easier, but we can all Expect to be Surprised.

Stellia are the First Harmonic, or Magic.  Magic happens when we are able to Shift our Assemblage Point (as Castaneda would say), or Shift our Perspective, allowing us to See the World Newly.  When two or more planets converge into the same Zodiacal place, their Energies Merge, yielding new Energies that we don’t Recognize as “Normal.”  Like any acid trip, we can either be Freaked Out or Entranced by this glimpse into Hermann Hesse’s Magische Theater.

The third Stellium is Memory-Life Force-Sustainability, or Mnemosyne-Varuna-Ceres.  We have Memories that, if Received as a PTSD Flashback that takes us fully out of the Present Moment, can Re-Traumatize us, but which, if we Receive them as a Revelation or Epiphany, have the Power to Heal.  We of course would prefer the latter.  How to Encourage it?

Through the Grace or Trine (the blue line) – if we can Respond to Pain by Poor-Sweethearting ourself and Opening to Self-Empathy (Chiron), and Respond to Guilt and Ego Death by focusing on the Freedom that will result from Confessing and Abolishing our old Limitations (Nemesis).  We complete the circuit and Flow from the Challenge to the Grace, by Paying Attention to the Curiosity embedded in the green line.

The Quincunx (green line) is not about the sort of Curiosity where we’re inspired to look everywhere for Solutions to what we see as a Problem.  That’s a Linear Perspective on a Multidimensional Universe.  The Dualistic mind likes to see the World through the Perspective of Problems and (maybe) Solutions, but the World is far deeper than that.  Better to see the World through the Eyes of a Child, where every Experience is New and Wondrous, and our primary Response is Awe.  That Opens us to seeing into the deeper Dimensions.

One way to attempt to Encourage this Innocence is through PIAVA – Prayer, Intention, Affirmation, Visualization, Asking, and its many other variations such as “Feelizing,” Expanding, Commanding, Wondering, etc.  So we might PIAVA “I Wonder if I can Hold a Healing Response to Memories of the Punishment I received as a Child for Being my Unique Me before I Learned to ‘Control myself.’ “

Or even “God/Goddess, Creator of All This Is, I Command that I Lovingly and Gently Sustain a Healing Response to Memories of the Punishment I received as a Child for Being Uniquely Myself.  It Is Done, It Is Done, It Is Done.  Thank You, God/Goddess.  Show me.”  If you don’t See Peace, Tap Out the Emotions or tensions or Circumstances, and try again, repeating till you See Peace.  You may also want to Poor-Sweetheart any youngsters that show up.

A social worker I know whose job includes negotiating Peace between parties at odds with one another, tells me that in the last month the number of people Freaking Out and insisting on their Right to be an Asshole, has multiplied.  This is exactly the Energy we’re talking about.  Our Programmers had what for them was an excellent, even black-and-white Mandatory, reason for Punishing us when we Displeased them.  Our Forbidden Parts are hidden behind walls of apparently justifiable Shame. 

We have to go Deeper, behind the Shame.  There is a Pure and Innocent Energy there that has Great Power for Good.  It was  Misinterpreted by your Programmers, or Misused by us in our initial clumsy attempts to Express it, and probably both.  We have to get behind these Misinterpretations and Misuses to the Pure Core Energy that has been Rejected and Abandoned.  You can even try a “You Poor Sweetheart, you’ve been Rejected and Abandoned, haven’t you.”  Even without a provocation, that could bring you directly in touch with your Forbidden Self.

The flip side of Abandonment is Suffocation.  Some of us were shadowed by overattentive Programmers who were Waiting for us to show any hint that we Might demonstrate the Behaviors that they loathed.  In many such cases, our Punishments had no apparent relationship to our “Crimes” – we still don’t know why we were Punished, only that we were.  The result could be a Free-Floating sense of Inadequacy.  We aren’t sure why (though we can make up a thousand justifiable reasons), we just know that we’re Not Fit to be Good Company for anyone Decent.

We Project our Unhealed Karma into our Relationships.  We so easily adopt the role of our Programmers when we feel Irritated, and define Other as Wrong.  We may do this with zero Awareness, or with a dim Awareness of what we’re doing, but either way, Noticing when you’re Judging Other is a good cue for something like a “You Poor Sweetheart, you’re Feeling Critical (or Criticized), aren’t you.” 

When you get a wee voice Responding to a Poor-Sweetheart, often over your Shoulder (your Abandoned and Suffocated Childhood Selves are likely to be Behind you), you’ve Opened a Gold Mine.  Make a Strong Connection to the wee voice, and note it’s location.  Extend your Love back to it.  The more you can be Open to that wee voice, the more it will talk to you and make this whole Healing process so much Easier.

The Grand Trine (big blue triangle, meaning Dumb-Luck Blessings) to Stationary Hopi – which signifies Respect for All Things – is a great boon suggesting that it will be particularly Powerful to Respond to any Criticism of Self or Other with Tapping, Poor-Sweethearting, or any other Self-Healing process.

Timelines III

January 24, 2018

On 23 January (9am PST) dwarf planet Haumea, which symbolizes Rebirth, reached its semiannual Peak of Influence, which is to say it Stood Still in the Sky.  The chart of its Station will take its place among the many charts vying to influence the next six months.

The Earth is still spinning, so nothing really Stands Still in the Sky, but if you take a snapshot every night at midnight (assuming you’re standing where the Stationary planet is in the Night Sky so the Sun doesn’t blot out your view of the Heavens), you’ll see that the planet really does Stand Still).  And of course the planet is still orbiting the Sun, so no planet really Stands Still.  But from our Perspective, as we also orbit the Sun, we “pass” each of the outer planets twice a year. 

That’s what astrology means by a Stationary planet.  “Tropical” astrology that is – Tropical astrology places planets in a chart relative to where the Sun is on the Northern Spring Equinox (the Aries Point or Cusp of Aries).  So the background stars shift a bit every year (about 50.4 arcseconds per year, one arcminute every 434.5 days or so, one Degree every 72 years or so).  So Tropical astrology is really based on the Seasons, not the Stars.

Of course, now the Seasons are Changing, with Spring coming a bit earlier every year.  I haven’t heard about anyone trying to adjust for that; for astrological purposes the “Spring Equinox” is defined as the moment when the Sun in the Sky stops moving toward the North Pole (or higher off the Southern Horizon at Noon than it was yesterday) and starts moving back toward the Equator (or lower in the Sky at Noon than yesterday).  So far that hasn’t Changed, but stay tuned…

The Haumea Station chart is another case of a Large-Scale Configuration with a zit on the side…

Here the main Configuration is a Yin Gate – a “Golden” (blue) Rectangle divided in two long-wise to give us dos equis verdes.  The Rectangle is “Golden” because the ratio of the lengths of the sides is the Golden Angle of Sacred Geometry fame.  A Yin Gate is a Mystery School that Challenges us to Accept Paradox as the Mystery that it is, without trying to “Resolve” Contradictions or otherwise reduce them to pedantic Either/Ors.  The mind is Dualistic, while Reality is Unitary and Multifarious, so any time we Limit ourselves to Either/Ors we aren’t actually looking at the World, just our 2D mental snapshot of it.  Say Cheese! 

Yin Gates provide the Opportunity to move beyond that Limit, if we’re capable of seizing it.  The basic Paradox here     is about Defending (Mars-Hopi) Fear (Sedna).  A good friend of mine is a rock climber who, when asked about the Terror, remarked matter-of-factly that he just Reframed it – “No, that’s not Fear, it’s Excitement.”  Well, okay. 

Active Respect for All Fears is what Mars-Hopi prescribes, as well as Consciousness that Fear is a gut Reaction to the places where our Respect for All Things fails. 

The “zit on the side” becomes the star of the show – Lachesis-Chiron.  Lachesis is the “Fate” who measures the length of the Timeline, and Chiron represents Despair and Miracle.  Of course we convert Despair into Miracles by Empathizing with our Despair, by Poor-Sweethearting for instance.  The worst kind of Despair is “Unconscious” Despair (where we don’t even consider that What We Want could evolve, because we can’t conceive of the Possibility that it could happen).  So, since we root for Consciousness over Fate, we’ll have Opportunities to Choose to Annul any Contracts that have led us toward Hopelessness.

We can be proactive about it – as Mars suggests – by examining any “Stops” we have between us and What We Want.  What is it that refuses to give us Permission to Receive it?  Maybe we Believe it would Hurt someone if we Got What We Want.  What if we could Get in a way that didn’t Hurt anyone?  I know, that’s not possible, is it.  But there is a way, it’s just Hidden.  You’ll need to PIAVA to find it.  Poor-Sweethearting your Hopelessness and Frustration will help too.

The Lachesis-Chiron pustule is the peak of a T-Square across the Ixion-Chaos Opposition.  So part of the Liberation from Despair for us will involve our Forbidden Genius, who’s familiar with territory far beyond what our usual Self knows.  Close your eyes and Feel around out there beyond the Edge of your World.  What’s the first thing that comes to mind. 

Maybe Scary, maybe so far “out of character” for you that you’re Overwhelmed.  Maybe it’s Exciting, but the Journey between here and there seems exhausting.  Kegel the Fear.  Imagine what you’d Do if you didn’t have to worry about staying “in character.”  Give yourself a Magic Carpet to get to Excitement.  These are Seeds you’re planting.  You don’t have to grow the Leaves, you just have to Water it – that is, spend some time Imagining what’s out there beyond the Edge of your World.

That’s two of the three Oppositions, Mars/Hopi to Sedna, and Chaos to Ixion.  The third is Stationary Haumea/Rebirth itself, Opposite to Uranus/Soul, Eris/Revelation, and Moira/Choice – or Fate, if we fail to Accept the Power to Choose.  Power is never Given, only Taken.  It’s hard to Imagine making Choices that we don’t know are Possibilities.  Spending time out there with Zaphod Beebelbrox’s Infinite Improbability Machine is useful.  Since on some level you do have at least a vague idea about What You Want, Imagination is at your Service.  If you dismiss it as Fantasy, all the better.

Given all the Nessus activity lately, some of us may Feel Cursed or Fated (Moira) to be forced to Uncover (Eris) Memories of Trauma that inhibit the Expression of our Soul Self (Uranus).  Others of us may Choose (Moira) to Invite such Memories into our Lives, in order to bring our Ego closer to our Soul.  The two situations may Feel the same.

Haumea Retrogrades over 26-24 Libra, repeating the territory we’ve covered since September 2017.  That’s the Cusp of the Leo portion of Libra, meaning that what we’re Learning here is how to be Fully Unabashedly ourSelf in our Relationships with Other.  We’ve had some Practice with that over the last few months; now we’ll get to Review and Debrief what we’ve Learned.  We don’t have to Push it; our final exams aren’t until August 2019.  Take your time, but get all the Practice you can.

Full Moon Scramble II

December 3, 2017

BTW, as of 11:30 pm PST 2 December, Mercury is Retrograde, till 22 December.  It backs across the last half of Sagittarius.  That’s the Gemini half of Sadge, promising more Change.  Mercury in Scorpio (16 October through 6 November) would have had us researching some topic exhaustively.  Then Mercury in the first (Sagittarius) half of Sadge, 7-15 November, would have us trying to shake ourselves loose from the conclusions of our research.  Sagittarius is about Burning Away what’s Unnecessary. 

Mercury in Scorpio wants Answers, but we know that it’s Wonder that Liberates us, not Understanding.  So we may have wrestled with ourself in early November, part of us Wanting Freedom, and the rest of us Craving Clarity.  This is what’s particularly educational about Cusps.  It’s an Either/Or, which always means it’s about Politics, Power, Judgment.  Which feels better, which is best – Freedom or Clarity.  With Either/Ors we always look for the “Coin,” right?  An Either/Or sticks us in one Dimension, a line, where we bounce between the two ends of the finite line. 

If we’re talking about something like Scorpio and Taurus, an Opposition, the Dance between Emotion and Matter, between Fearlessness and Beauty, it’s easier to find the Coin – it’s just Manifestation.  But Scorpio and Sagittarius are adjacent.  What’s the Coin between Ice and Fire?  We could say Water, but Water isn’t really a Dimension with Ice on one end and Fire on the other, it’s just what you get when Fire attacks Ice.  What if Ice wins.  What would you have then – Smoke?  You can see the Confusion.  But that’s what’s special about Cusps – Confusion is the first stage of Growth.

There’s a sense in which each Sign is a Reaction to the previous Sign.  Scorpio feels Compulsive, Sagittarius just Shakes It Off.  The Coin there could be Attachment.  There aren’t any Rules or Conclusions for this, you just make it up as you go along, because it’s your Growth and your Edges.  No one else’s.  And it’s different every time.  But when you move from an Either/Or to a Both/And, from a line to a “Coin,” you’re moving from Judgment to Inclusiveness.  That’s an important step toward Unconditional Love, toward Wonder and Mystery and Collaboration with the Universe.  Is there a sense in which you struggled with Attachment to something in the second week of November?

Then at the Ides of November we moved into the Gemini half of Sadge, till 2 December.  Chances are we didn’t know that we were being set up, that it was the first of three Adventures with these Degrees.  Usually when this first third of a triple Dance happens, we’re presented with what feels like a Problem, something that makes us nervous and inspires us to try to “Solve” it, or “Fix” it, or Change it, so we aren’t troubled by Anxiety anymore.  In Real Life, rather than in our mind, this is just Curiosity.  Western Culture trains us to need to squelch Curiosity, to come to some Resolution.  But Wonder is akin to Love, as they both Eschew Judgment.

So if we’re able to exit the Dualistic mind, we get to Wonder, to Detachment from needing it to be one way or the other, Letting it be both way at once, or even three or four ways at once.  Like watching a bonfire, watching the Flames Dance, uninhibited, as if no one was watching.  Now we’re getting somewhere.  How do we Feel while we’re watching the Flames?  Where is our Identity?  Are we the Wood?  The Fire?  The Air that the Fire needs to keep Dancing?

That’s where we are today.  Mercury has reached the End of Sagittarius, the End of the Gemini half of Sadge, and it’s slowed down and Stopped.  Our minds have Stopped.  Gemini’s about to go back and see what we’ve learned about Detachment, or about whatever Coin applies to your own recent Experience, your own recent intellectual Ruminations.  Can you tell the difference between your Experience and your Thoughts about your Experience?  Are you actually Living, in the Present Moment, or are you Thinking about it?  How many of your Senses are Engaged?  What does Identity Smell like?  Is Detachment Comfortable, or does it make you Anxious?

So for the next three weeks, while Mercury is Retrograde, we get to Explore these issues.  The movie has Stopped, and we get to get up and walk around in the Hologram, look at Attachment and Identity from many different Angles.  Try new things or Roles, things we’d never ordinarily Do or Be, just to see what happens when we do.

Meanwhile, Mercury has been Out of Bounds.  That means it’s Stronger than usual.  It went Out of Bounds on 9 November, and comes back In Bounds on 7 December.  So we’re doing some extraordinary Identity and Detachment work here.  We won’t put it all to bed till 10 January – once Mercury turns Direct again, it will be Dancing for a third time over this second half of Sagittarius – this Zauberisches Theatre, as Herrman Hesse called it, where we’re Free to Act Out any Role we Want to.  Try to Avoid Conclusions – we’ve barely begun to Explore.

Who Am I?  What Am I Doing?  It’d be a great time to read Steven Levine’s Who Dies, the quintessential Examination of Identity and Attachment.

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Oh, did I mention there’s a Full Moon tomorrow?  I saw it last night through the Clouds.  Here’s the chart of the 3 December (8am PST) Full Moon…

You can see how strongly the Energy flows toward the Moon, toward Authenticity and Manifestation.  How can we be Authentic if we’re auditioning new Roles every few minutes?  That’s easy.  Authentic means Authentic in the Current Moment.  Consistency and Continuity belong in other Realms, not this one.  This is the Dance of Freedom, of Freedom to Be who we Want to Be in each Moment.

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In addition to the Big Emphasis on Freedom to Change that we’ve been discussing here and in the previous post, the chart tell us…

Grace and Effortlessness flow from Trusting what lies beyond Ego Death… 

The Full Moon makes a Grand Trine with asteroids Nemesis (Ego Death) in Aquarius (Community) and Eurydike (Trust) in Libra (Meeting Other).  That puts the Sun (Essence) in Sagittarius (The Way Out is Letting Go) at the head of a Kite (Directed Grace, here Directed toward Essence).

We’re being Challenged to Open new doors into the Unconscious, into what lies beneath and behind our Limiting Beliefs, to Let Go of the Restraints that keep us from Respecting All Things, to be Present and Loving with the Truth of Memories that force us to alter our Self-Concepts…

Nemesis (Ego Death) Opposes asteroids Aletheia (Truth) and Mnemosyne (Memory), and the Opposition is T-Squared (Challenge to Mastery) by the Stellium (group of planets) of Jupiter (Expansion) and asteroids Vesta (Limiting Beliefs), Hopi (Respect for All Things), and Karma (Inertia).

Grace also flows from the Truth of these Memories…

A second Kite is formed on the Moon-Nemesis-Eurydike Grand Trine, this Kite focused on Aletheia-Mnemosyne.

And Greater Grace yet flows from Following our Guidance…

The two Kites make up five corners of a six-cornered Grand Sextile (Ease at Manifesting).  When a major Configuration like a Grand Sextile is formed but for one of its corners, that Vacant corner becomes the Most Important Point in the Configuration, because it’s up to us to provide the Energy of the Vacancy, in order to unleash the Full Power of the Configuration.  The Vacancy here is 11 Aries, “The ruler of a nation.”  We’ll ignore for now the implications of that Symbol around the Antichrist, and reframe it as Our Guidance.

However, the Stars won’t let us be so casual about it, as there is a Fixed Star sitting in the Vacany.  The Star Alderamin completes the Grand Sextile for us.  Bernadette, in Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars (p.104) tells us…

Alderamin “would relate to the concept of the successful king, raised to the heavens as an example for others to see and learn.  This star, therefore, could well talk of a different role model for male sovereignty.  At the moment the model, as a collective statement, is one of aggression.  At best it is simply out of step with planet Earth and the laws of nature and is thereby a destructive influence.  However, Alderamin could represent a balanced male energy in harmony with the feminine and the Earth but focused and concentrated, in contrast to the more intuitive energy of the feminine.”

We’re told that the essence of Conservatism with its focus on Separation and Me First (and often Me Only), is Attachment to Authority.  Conservatives are lost without someone to tell them what to Do and Believe and Say.  Authority can come from many sources.  If we render unto Mammon what is Mammon’s, we can seek our own Authority elsewhere.  This Full Moon will point each of us toward our own Authority.

Our “left brain” or analytical side likes to Believe that it thinks for itself, and enjoys following the Authority of Logic.  Logic, however, is a house of cards built upon Assumptions.  The nature of Karma is such that we often do not even know what our Assumptions are, we simply follow the Rules that we Believe will keep us Safe, without looking to see who is actually driving our Vehicle.  This Full Moon is a test for Authority of all sorts – the Authority of our Limiting Beliefs, the Authority of our Defining Concepts and Philosophies and Religions, and not least the Authority of our Communities and their Political Systems. 

We may even get to see whether the Ruler of a Nation is subject to the Authority of the Laws of that Nation, or vice versa.

 

Bounds and Boundaries

November 8, 2017

We’ve been adding things to the Calendar (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/1-calendar/), and for early November we’ve added…

  • Pallas Out of Bounds from 26 October till 24 January 2018.
  • Mercury goes Out of Bounds on 9 November until 7 December.

Like Sign Changes and Initiations, when a planet goes Out of Bounds it’s like a change of bathwater, as the Planet’s Energy and its Impact on the microcosm of our Lives become Stronger till it returns to the flock. 

Because the Earth’s Axis of Rotation isn’t perpendicular to its Orbit around the Sun, we get Seasons – for part of the year our half of the Pomegranate is tilted toward the Sun (“Summer” we call it), and for part of the year our half leans away from the Sun.  From our Perspective on the Planet, it looks like the Sun travels North from 21 December till 21 June, then turns and heads South again till the next 21 December.   These extremes, traced on the Planet, are called the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, and they’re at 23:27 Degrees North and South of the Equator.

While the Sun will never, in the current paradigm, be directly overhead anywhere on the Globe North or South of these Limits, many of the other Heavenly Bodies aren’t so timid.  When one of them does go further North or South, we say that it’s “Out of Bounds,” and its Influence Waxes.

When Pallas is Out of Bounds, our Boundaries become more important.  Ideally, we’d set our Boundaries Intuitively based on the Current Situation in each Present Moment.  But we all have Boundaries that are too Tight, when we “profile” someone or something because of their race or headgear or language or gender or fellow travelers, for instance.  We miss out on all they have to Share with us, and if we profile them out of our Lives routinely there’s an excellent chance that they have a whole lot to teach us. 

And we all have Boundaries that are too Loose, when we Give Away our Power or stumble into situations where we get ripped off or Abused.  Too-Tight or Too-Loose Boundaries are often Archetypal, with Karmic and Ancestral implications.  For instance, there’s a good chance that some of our Boundaries are determined by what was Safe or not many generations back in our family history or herstory.  These kinds of Boundaries often have correlates in our Energy System.

For instance, when someone is chronically Abused as a Child, there’s usually a systematic effort to Program the Child to be Unconsciously Vulnerable.  This often looks to a Psychic like a Hole in the person’s Aura, as if their puppet strings are hanging out of the Hole, waiting for someone to trigger the Programming and pull the strings.  Because it’s Unconscious it can be a harder “Addiction” to Transcend than a serious substance Addiction.  If you ever try to teach someone how to use Mirrors to keep themselves Safe, and don’t understand why they have such Resistance to learning to use them, you’ve encountered that Unconscious Programming.

Bottom Line, over the next eleven weeks, till Pallas returns In Bounds on 24 January, we need to be Alert for any sign that our own Unconscious Programming around Safety and Vulnerability has been Triggered.  Every recurrence is a golden Opportunity for us to bring the Programming up into Consciousness where we can Transcend the Archetype and Liberate ourself from its chains.  The flight to 5D doesn’t allow carry-on Archetypes.

Pallas will also be Stationary in mid-December, which means that the second week of December will be particularly Open Season for us to Witness and Discern our Psychic Vulnerabilities.  One Key is to Congratulate yourself for Noticing them, and Resist the temptation to Criticize ourself for Acting them Out again.  That Self-Criticism is part and parcel of our Childhood Manipulation Programming.  We’re supposed to Feel Bad about ourself – that’s what makes us Vulnerable to repeated Abuse.  As you Resist it, Congratulate yourself for Noticing the Self-Criticism as well!

The Stations of OR10 and Nessus (Memories of Abuse) are also only a little over a week away.  Those are likely to Trigger more Opportunities too.  Apart from all of the Hollywood stories, here’s another good example.  Female Public Defenders in one big city in the US report that they are often confronted by male inmates exposing themselves and masturbating during counseling sessions, and city administrators have not been willing or able to Stop the Abuse. 

For instance, the city took to buying pizza for Abusers who abstained for 30 days, which caused non-Abusers to become Abusers so they could get pizza too.  The Public Defenders have recently sued the city to Act effectively to Stop the Abuse.  That’s Pallas Out of Bounds in Action.  Hopefully your own Abuse stories are more about too many sugary snacks or sitting too much.  Either of those can actually put us on track for a long and unpleasant Death, and may not be any easier to Stop, but at least we’re likely to Enjoy them more.

And as if our Monkey Minds aren’t noisy enough, Mercury’s Out-of-Bounds Adventure for the next month is likely to give us Grief as well, and Mercury also turns Retrograde for the first three weeks of December.  I’m painting these as Negative so that we can be Aware of the Self-Sabotaging Habit Patterns they can bring to our Attention.  We could also paint them as Glorious Opportunities to squelch Archetypes that Limit us, which is also what they are.  There’s no reason to approach them with trepidation; Excitement over the Possibilities for Liberation is actually more appropriate.

An excellent example of “Profiling” is our Hope to be Saved, our Terror of, or our Disbelief in, Off-Planet Entities.  I have news – you’re already surrounded by them.  Here’s Daniel Scranton’s input for today…

http://danielscranton.com/andromedan-upgrades-downloads-%e2%88%9ethe-9th-dimensional-arcturian-council/

“We’ve brought forth a tremendous amount of energy, and you have all demonstrated an ability to absorb and assimilate that energy.  Now you have a new opportunity to receive from some of our galactic partners.

“There are beings from the Andromedan Star System who want to help, and their energy is quite different.  It is quite dissimilar to our energy and to your own, and so as you receive it you may feel that you are not in alignment.  You may feel, for a time, as though you are experiencing more ascension symptoms, tiredness, and disorientation.

“The good news is that with your Andromedan upgrades and downloads, you will be able to access parts of yourself that you didn’t even know existed.  You will have new perspectives and a myriad of guidance coming from within you…  You can pat yourselves on the back, and you can give yourselves plenty of rest and relaxation in order to keep up with these Andromedan energies.

“There is something quite jarring about receiving so much, but the growing pains are symptoms that you are releasing that which no longer serves you in the process.  You are capable of opening yourselves up and receiving so much energy and information, and you are still just dipping your toes into the waters.”

Remember we encountered the Andromedans a month ago, when through Natalie Glasson they invited us to Request to insert Orbs into our Chakras…

https://www.omna.org/accelerating-mastery-andromedans/

“With a request, we, the Andromedans, will place an orb of our light of a purple, violet and turquoise colour into one of your chakras.  As you receive and accept the orb of light so it will expand merging with your entire being.  Within the Andromedan orb of light will be the energies, wisdom and guidance as guided by your soul to support you in contemplating, understanding and embodying the next stage of your spiritual mastery. 

“The Andromedans will support you in accessing the necessary wisdom, integrating the new perspective and moving forth to the next stage of your ascension process.  This is a wonderful practice to achieve whenever you feel confused, that you are unable to accelerate your ascension or access new awareness.  The Andromedans will make you aware of the energies and wisdom there is a need for you to focus upon to further aid your mastery.”

Remember the Resistance we had to “Implants” when we encountered Channelings from Off-Planet early on?  Were those appropriate Boundaries?  I’ve Requested four of these Orbs with good result, and I’ve just Requested a fifth, for my Throat Chakra. 

Another place where Loosening your Boundaries, if they aren’t already, is valuable, is with Fairy Consciousness…

https://www.omna.org/fairy-consciousness-list-of-channeled-messages/

These Wonderful Beings are incredible helpmates for any number of tasks that you wouldn’t imagine, and they seem Delighted to help.  For instance, only they have been able to warm my chronically-cold toes when I ask them to, greatly improving my Sleep!  Here’s a sample of their Wisdom, also Channeled by Natalie…

https://www.omna.org/embedding-consciousness-fairy-kingdom/

“We wish to alert you to your natural ability and instinct of seeding the consciousness of the Creator into wherever you place your focus.  You are able to deliver, anchor and share the consciousness, light, love and vibration of the Creator with any being whether they are open or closed to your beliefs.  This is a very powerful statement but it is true, it gives to you power, a loving power to instigate positive and loving shifts upon the Earth. 

“It is not that a person or soul needs to shift their awareness to hold a like mind to you but more so that you have the ability of sharing the Creator with others in order to instigate a new awakening of wisdom and sacred awareness within their minds and being.  Even as fairies working with the Earth and humanity we encounter what you may liken to stubborn or stagnate energies within the Earth and humanity, we give much attention to these areas swelling our light to embed it deeply in the hope of a reaction of light and love awareness.

“This is not always possible as some energy will only shift with divine timing or readiness, but we wish for you to know that as and with your light you have the ability to instigate shifts through embedding seeds of light.  This is not to manipulate or over power energies, people or situations but to know that through your generosity you can set the stage for the beauty of the Creator to manifest and form once more.”

Time to Shift 3

October 17, 2017

Brenda Hoffman’s Channeling for today agrees with our post from yesterday…

https://lifetapestrycreations.wordpress.com/2017/10/16/you-crowned-yourself/

“Go inside your being to determine who and what you are.  Of course, such a command seems silly for you know who you are.  Or do you?  It is time to determine what is important to you beyond the 3D pieces of home, family, and country.

“You are global ambassadors not merely community do-gooders.  Some of you will take offense at such a statement, even though you have no difficulty proclaiming that you are one with all.

“It is time for you to acknowledge and proclaim your global role.

“You have played the small 3D role despite proclamations from us and other channeled sources that you are god/goddesses.  Such was, if you will, allowed until now.  For you are moving into a phase far beyond anything you imagined when you initiated your new you transition.

“You dreamed you could create that which would make you more comfortable in your 3D world – perhaps a new home or relationship.  Enough to proclaim you were a creator, but not enough to remove you from your comfort zone.

Such is not to be.  Granted you are fully capable of creating that which makes you joyful in your current life, but that is a small part of what you wish to achieve in this lifetime.

“You learned that you are to change the world.  You learned that such would be easy, that you could protest if you wish, but that you could also change the world with a joyful walk in nature.

“It is time for you to move beyond your small 3D life to global achievements.  Perhaps such a statement frightens you for you have no idea what that means.  Are you to travel throughout the globe?  Give up your comforts?  Demand new political divisions?  No.  You are merely required – and required is the correct word – to go within to discover what your aspect, your piece of this new Universal creation is.

“What gives you joy?  That is your magnifying glass to your new creations.  For indeed, you are beyond your tiny 3D life.”

She goes on, and I highly recommend it. 

She’s Teaching us about our Forgotten Genius, the one who was Forbidden, our Inner Ixion.  Forbidden until the Shift arrived, until Now.

The chart of the 19 October (noon PDT) New Moon is almost the same as the chart of the Eurydike-Mars Initiation (the second chart in the previous post)…

  • Using our Poor-Sweethearts to coax forth our Forgotten Genius, who is used to thinking that they aren’t allowed to play outdoors, but this is the Threshold when that all Changes.  Invite them out.  Tell them it’s now Safe for them, but encourage them to be careful at first, till they Discover from their own Experience that they will be Accepted Now – and Celebrate.  Apologize to them for collaborating in their Suppression all these years, and Commit yourself to be their Fierce Guardian from now on.
    • The Chiron Kite on the Fire Grand Trine, with Chiron Opposite Mars-Eurydike Square to Chaos Opposite Saturn-Ixion-Pholus-Galactic Center-Lilith-Quaoar.  That’s one helluva Stellium…
      • Saturn, The Most Important Thing
      • Ixion, our Forgotten Genius
      • Pholus, Being Fully Responsive To
      • Galactic Center, Instructions from Headquarters
      • Lilith, our Self-Sovereignty
      • Quaoar, our Survival Instincts
      • The nature of a Stellium (or any Conjunction) is that the individual elements in it are Merged, so that we’re unable to Distinguish between them.
      • Merging all these elements we have no choice but to label this a Grand Awakening, the Eagle landing and crowing up the Dawn.
  • The Celebration of Ego Death as the Ritual of Liberation that it in fact is.
    • The Nemesis T-Square on the Opposition from Uranus-Eris to New Moon-Haumea-Hopi-Karma.
      • The Haumea New Moon Validates this as the Grand Awakening we’ve been waiting for.  You are Monkey #101.
      • Hopi reminds us to Let Go of All Judgment.  Be Mindful for it, and use it as a Tool to pry open the Unconscious roots of your Resistance to Unconditional Love.
      • And who else but asteroid Karma, reminding us that Karma is Dead, and that such Unconscious Habits and Patterns and Inertia and Archetypes have served us by Keeping us Safe while we were emerging from our Chrysalis.
  • Grounding ourself to Mother Gaia/Pi.  As Angie used to say, “Walking the Mystical Path with Practical Feet.”  When we were in 3D we had to Leave our Body to go Home to 5D.  Now we get to Live 5D in our 3D Body.
    • The Earth Grand Trine that connects Nemesis to Sedna and Mars-Eurydike.
  • We pointed out earlier that while our Guidance would be Clear, our Actions would be less Coherent.  That doesn’t mean we’ll be Clumsy.  It means that every time our Actions don’t immediately yield What We Intended, we need to Pay Attention to What We Need to Learn.
    • The Eurydike-Venus Initiation chart was Symmetric, suggesting Clarity, while the Eurydike-Mars Initiation chart was less so, suggesting that Action wouldn’t flow as smoothly, though there was and is plenty of Grace.  Those hiccups are our Learning Opportunities.

What we’ve said about Stellia and Conjunctions – that the Players are Merged and Impossible to tease back apart – also applies to Initiations.  The Eurydike-Mars Initiation, for example – Trust and Action are Entangled, and we can’t Separate them.  Yet Action isn’t as Clear as we’d like.  That means we have to Trust that any Action that isn’t a bulls-eye is a Gift of Teaching.  That gives us three new things to Get in the Habit of Celebrating

  • The Coming Out of our Once-Forbidden Genius as Ingenue
  • Ego Death as a Graduation to the next Level of Consciousness
  • Imprecise Actions as Teachers of What We Need to Learn Next

 Time for unbridled Joy and Intuitive, Unhesitant Action.  It’s all just Street Theater, and you are the Star.