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Held Emotions On Climate Change

September 14, 2019

It’s a week early, relative to Greta’s 20 September Worldwide Strike,

but our Held-Emotions Festival also features Stations (Energy Peaks) of the two planets most involved in Climate Change – dwarf planet Quaoar (Survival Instincts) at 2pm PDT 14 September, and dwarf planet Pholus (Being Fully Responsive) 2½ hours earlier.  The Question then becomes, for the Planet as a whole, What Held Emotions Prevent its Denizens from Being Responsive to their Survival Instincts?  Here’s a very relevant perspective…

https://mailchi.mp/johnperkins/a-warning-from-the-past?e=49aada85ac

The Pholus-Quaoar Station chart, on the Cusp of Capricorn, is a complex one…

Being only two Degrees and two hours apart, we can combine their Station charts.  As Bob says (paraphrasing) How the Devil do we Pick Out what’s Most Important in a chart like that, and how do we Integrate it?  Which is an excellent question! 

I start like this, loosely in priority order…

  • Are there any Stationary (ie, Strong) planets?

Yes, we focus most of our Attention in this blog on the Stationary planets, because a planet’s Influence is generally at maximum when it’s Standing Still.  That means the Impact often Stands Out enough to be Noticeable to enough people to make it worthwhile to try to pick some Theme out of the infinity of Themes that compose the Vibration of any particular moment, that it’s worth the trouble to write astrology that says more than If you’re “an Ophiuchus,” Friday the 13th is your Lucky Day!  So yes, Pholus and Quaoar, the Climate Change Twins.

  • Are any planets Out of Bounds – that is, beyond 23 Degrees 27 arcminutes North or South Declination (the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, or the Latitudes where the Sun turns around and goes back toward the Equator, at the Solstices).  I don’t usually keep track of this except for special events and Natal charts, but it’s important, as the Influence of “OOB” planets is more prominent than the others.  We’ll be Learning all about that next year, when the Moon enters another eleven-year Out of Bounds Cycle, like it did on 11 September 2001.

Dwarf planet Ceres (Sustainability) moves Out of Bounds on 14 September, the day of the Pholus-Quaoar Stations.  As I say, I never would have noticed this if I hadn’t looked it up specifically for this paragraph.  Ceres stays OOB until mid-February 2020, implying that Climate Change will likely be taking a front seat until then.  After that, in March, the Moon starts going Out of Bounds again, which probably means that someone will inject Mass Fear (as with “9/11”) into the Atmosphere – the Antichrist’s War perhaps, and everyone will rush back to as close to “Business As Usual” as they can Achieve, probably Enforced with new versions or equivalents of the Patriot Act, if the Antichrist’s henchfolk, or the Illuminati in their stead, can get Organized enough.

  • Are there any Strong connections to the Nodes?  These are important to our Lifetime Journey from Karma to Mission, so in my book they’re Bottom Line.

Yes, but they aren’t in the Pholus-Quaoar Degree Zone, so they’re technically not part of this chart.  However, they’re very relevant in Time, because that’s exactly what our Overarching Stationary Saturn-South Node event is, namely the emphasis on our Held Emotions over all.

  • Are there any Big Conjunctions or Stellia (groupings of three or more planets)?  Conjunctions are tricky because we lose our ability to Discern any Difference between the two players since they’re Merged as One.  So our Habits of Anal-yzing the World by breaking it into pieces are no longer as useful as they were before.  Stellia make it even more complex.  This is actually a Teaching, because it gives us the Opportunity to Grok Synthesis instead of Analysis, if we’re Open to it.

Yes again – the Climate Change Twins being the prime example.  So, double whammy.  The fact that it’s Embraced in time by Saturn-South Node, another very Strong Conjunction that repeats only every 19 years or so (the more infrequently something happens, the less experience we have with it, and the more we’re thrown off by its recurrence), means that we’re going to Experience it very personally, as the elements of Climate Change that Trigger our own unique Past Traumas, are Lit Up for each of us.  These are still Transit-to-Transit events, not Transit-to-Natal, so we’ll likely be seeing Past Mass Traumas that are unique to us.

Pholus-Quaoar is an approximately 120-year Cycle, and irregular, so we won’t have Experience with their Merger more than once in a Lifetime, if that.  Their most recent Mergers were in 1902, 1799, and 1629.  Planets, particularly outer planets, dance around quite a bit rather than keeping on the straight and narrow.  When they orbit at different speeds, one can rocket past the other in a few days.  But when they travel at about the same speed, they can lollygag around together for years.  Pholus has an irregular orbit, and in the three previous events it was traveling fast enough that it finished its crossing of Quaoar within the year.  Now it’s out in the slow zone of its orbit, so its 3-Degree Dance with Quaoar lasts from 2013 to 2065!  Climate Change is not a flash in the pan.

For the current occasion, in their September confluence, Pholus-Quaoar is joined by Ixion, further compounding our inability to Anal-yze.  It can be helpful, though.  As we look to see how we Feel about Climate Change when we stop Allowing our Denial, it may reveal Held Emotions.  And when we look at How we might Respond to Climate Change as it affects us Personally, we may get clues about our Hidden Genius.  In the Fantasies that naturally Arise for you when you contemplate Responding to your Experience of Climate Change, which Superpowers do you use?

  • Naked T-Squares (not in a Grand Cross) – one of our most Difficult astroevents to deal with.

None here.

  • Naked Squares (not in a T-Square) – not as confounding as a T-Square but still plenty Challenging.

Hmm, yes, OR10 (Intrusive Memories) Square to Sedna-Vesta (Changing our Beliefs by Converting Fear to Power).  Interesting.  Listen for those Small Still Voices that may be slipping you Insider Information about what you Fear – and whether it’s one of those Karmic Paper Tigers.  And of course Fear is usually a Big, if often Undercover, part of any Held Emotion.

  • Zodiac-Spanning Major Configurations – Grand Cross, Grand Trine, Grand Sextile, Grand Quintile, Grand Septile, Mjölnir, Grand Octile, Grand Unx, maybe even a Grand Decile or Grand Novile (don’t recall ever seeing one of those, but I don’t look for them, and they aren’t easy to spot), Yin Gate, even Fezzes or Mystic Rectangles.  They’re a Big Deal because they Integrate a chart.

Just a Grand Cross here.  Grand Crosses are Balanced, each of the four T-Squares Complimenting the Others, so we don’t usually pay them a lot of Attention because they kind of take care of themselves.  Here we have Pholus-Quaoar-Ixion Opposing dwarf planet Chaos, Square to Mercury-Venus Opposing asteroid Karma Conjunct the Moon.

Notice that we could easily have made a Big Deal out of either of those Conjunctions; we didn’t only because we focus on the more Outer, Unconscious planets because the Unconscious Controls our Lives.  In my Experience, most astrologers focus on the Inner planets because the Inner planets are all about the Ego, and that’s what most astrologers focus on because it’s what most client-people Relate to.  No Blame, just a different focus.

Karma-Moon means we’ll be Emotionally fine-tuned on whatever’s going on, so a handy tool for Noticing and Embracing Held Emotions.  Mercury-Venus is Dangerous because the usual Infinite Loop between Thought and Emotion is even more Invisible than it normally is.  That kind of Mirrors Karma-Moon, obliquely of course, which again can be either Confusing or another crowbar for us to pry Open the Unconscious.  Confusion is always the first stage of Growth anyway.

Chaos (Unlimited Potential) Opposite Ixion-Pholus-Quaoar is intriguing.  It suggests that if we apply our Genius to our Relationship with Climate Change, we can use it as a Fulcrum to Lever us into 5D.  Look at it this way – as you contemplate what Life will be like after Climate Change, How Would You Rather Live?  The first stage of Manifestation is Projecting the Energy of what you want to Create.  So, excluding the Gloating, spend time Imagining How You’ll Feel when you’re Living as you Want to.

By the way, I just finished reading James Rickards’s recent book Aftermath, and I highly recommend it.  In it he explains very thoroughly how we got “here” (on the Edge of the End of Civilization), helping us have more Clarity about Where We Are, and cutting through all of the It’s Always Been This Way and This Time It’s Different propaganda that the mind uses to divert our Attention from the Likely.  One of the things he points out is that in a major Catastrophe, Civilized Behavior lasts three days.  After that, it’s Every Person for Themselves.  Unless you’ve built Resilient Local Community beforehand.

  • Diamond Stars (T-Square and Finger of God with the same focus) or Self-Resolving Challenges.

Yes, of the four T-Squares in the Grand Cross one of them is a Diamond Star, and it’s the T-Square to Ixion-Pholus-Quaoar.  That’s an amazing Gift.  It means that, for the moment at least, the Planetary Reaction to Saturn-South Node-Pholus-Quaoar is likely to be on-Balance Positive.  Such as Greta Waking Up the Adults to some degree perhaps.  The T-Square is on the base of Mercury-Jupiter Opposite Karma-Moon, and the Finger of God is from Sedna-Vesta Sextile Varuna.  The base of the Finger of God is the Web of Grace that makes the T-Square Self-Resolving.

Mercury-Jupiter Opposite Karma-Moon will make folks who unwillingly Encounter Greta’s Protest, Clearly Imagine their worst Apocalypic Fears, ie, it will get their Attention.  Meaning they’ll start to do something about it, or that they’ll reinforce their Denial?  Some of each of course, but as their Ixion Imagines their Superpowers, the former may Prevail.  Sedna-Vesta Sextile Varuna means they’ll Feel their Fear in their Body (Varuna), and may well (Sextile) Realize that keeping these Fears Unconscious doesn’t Serve them or their Community, and start thinking about Resilience – in the process beginning to Confront their Held Emotions!

That’s what Diamond Stars do for a Living – they’re Self-Resolving Challenges, an excellent Friend to have in a pinch.  We usually focus on the Nasty parts (Unfamiliar Stations, Challenging Squares) because we want you to be Aware that it’s not Personal, and to increase the odds that you’ll Notice any Grinding that your own Habitual ThinkingFeelingMonkeyChasingTheWeasel Loops are doing, and Bring it into Consciousness.  Maybe even Cancel, Neutralize, Upgrade.  Karma isn’t Personal, it’s in the Air.  Same with Emotion.  We just Personalize them.  Personalize Nirvana instead, K?

Same with the Goodies, the Grand Sextiles and the Diamond Stars.  Enjoy them, but don’t Personalize them.  They don’t happen because You’re So Great.  You’re so Vain, I bet you think this Transit is About You, Don’t You, as Carly almost put it.  No Blame, that’s just what the Ego does for a Living.  We just want to Bring that Fact into Consciousness where we can chuckle about it as we Enjoy it, keeping our chin horizontal instead of up our nose, just as knowing the Bummer Transits can keep our chin level instead of on our breastbone.  It’s a lot easier to see where we’re going when our chin is horizontal.

  • Repetitions – themes that repeat.

Like the prominence of both Lilith and Hylonome emphasizing Self-Sovereignty in the recent Moira-Station chart in the Saturn-South Node Degree.  Here, Mercury-Venus Opposite Karma-Moon Mirrors the Held-Emotion process

  • Bridges – Trine Bridges and Quincunx Bridges that help us Span Oppositions and T-Squares more Easily.

Yes.  Mercury-Venus Opposite Karma-Moon Trine-Bridged by Eurydike (Trust), Sedna-Vesta, and Varuna; and Quincunx-Bridged by OR10 (What was that?).  Chaos Opposite Genius-Response-Survival also Trine-Bridged by OR10 (Who said that?  What does it Mean?).

Varuna Opposite Eurydike (As we contemplate Disaster, do we Trust our Vitality and Superpowers to be up to the Challenge, or do we Feel Overwhelmed?) Trine-Bridged by Mercury-Venus, Sedna-Vesta, and Karma-Moon; and Quincunx-Bridged by Genius-Response-Survival, OR10, and Chaos – lots to contemplate there, even though we’re getting down to what are usually the lowest priorities.  In Truth there are no minor Angles; they’re all part of the Multifarious Unity.  While we start with what we think will be most Noticeable, you could start anywhere – for instance, you could just read the Unxes.

  • Vacancies – Almost-Complete Grand Configurations.

Important because they point out what We have to Contribute Consciously to make a chart function better as a Whole.  Here, Mercury-Venus, Varuna, Sedna-Vesta, Karma-Moon, and Eurydike form an Almost-Grand-Sextile, leaving 1 Sagittarius as the Vacancy that would Complete it.  Nothing trivial about a Grand Sextile, even if we have to Work at it.  1 Sagittarius is “Retired army veterans gather to reawaken old memories.”

  • Other non-Zodiac-Spanning Configurations such as Quintile Yods or Septangles or the like

Don’t see any here, though they aren’t always easy to spot.  Wait, there’s a Quintile Yod to Uranus (Soul) from Mercury-Venus and Ceres.  Quintile Yods are Teachers.  We can Learn to Sustain our Connection to our Soul by untangling the knot in our Thought-Emotion noose.

  • Naked Fingers of God (not in a Diamond Star).

These can Light Up planets that at first glance don’t seem Central to the chart, but which are probably important.  Here, Varuna and OR10, as we’ve seen.

  • Tricolors – Square-Quincunx-Trine (red-green-blue) Zodiac-filling Configurations.

There are several in this chart, but we usually don’t interpret them unless there are no or few other Configurations occurring, because they’re complex to interpret (the Square-Challenge can be Resolved-Trine by staying Open to the Curiosity-Quincunx) and the likelihood of being Understood seems small.

For instance, we can be Liberated from the Naked Square that Challenges our Sedna-Vesta Fear-Based Beliefs through our OR10 Intrusive Memories (like the Sméagol-Gollum Gestalt session in the recent post Held Emotion II) by Holding Open our Curiosity-Quincunx about the Interaction between OR10 Intrusive Memories and our insidious Mercury-Venus Thought-Emotion Loops in order to Trigger the Grace-Trine between our Thought-Emotion Loops and our Sedna-Vesta Fear-Based Beliefs.  That Trine may not be Lit Up otherwise, and it’s a Trine well worth Enjoying.

See what I mean?  It’s torturous.  If you know a way to simplify it, Lemme Know!

  • Naked Oppositions – Oppositions are always In-teresting, as Bugs would say, because they Illuminate the Religiosity in our Belief that Duality is Real.  We Believe that Contradictions are elements of Reality rather than Linguistic traps.  The Second Harmonic (Opposition) is The Priestess, Enforcer of the Narrow Path of Tradition that Distinguishes Right from Wrong.

Yes, here Varuna Opposite Eurydike – see Bridges above.

  • Any other Angles by themselves, irrespective of their Configurations, especially if they’re “Naked” (not in a Configuration at all).

For instance, the Unxes (planets one Sign apart) are amazing!  They’re about Pattern-Breaking, and they should make it Easy.  If we’re talking Karma, and we can identify a theme, we can wait for planets that might be involved in the theme to form an Unx.  Tackling the Karmic Pattern at that time should produce Boons.  We could well read a chart by just Interpreting the Unxes.

Here we have Ixion-Pholus-Quaoar Unx Eurydike – we can Break Patterns of Disrespecting our Superpowers as Fantasy.

Eurydike Unx OR10 – do we Trust those Intrusive Memories to be Clues about what we’re working on (here, Held Emotions), or are they just Irritating Disruptions.  OR10 Unx Karma-Moon – same deal, more Intense.

Varuna Unx Chaos – Do we Believe we can Heal Instantaneously?  I actually used Leave Now and Never Come Back to eliminate a troublesome physical irritation after writing the recent post Held Emotions II.

Chaos Unx Sedna-Vesta – Revealing our Fear-Based Beliefs that What We Want is Impossible or Unreachable.

  • As for automating the process, you’d have to do it with a Neural Net, where you enter each astrological element and each Interpretation, along with all the then-current news stream, and let the Net train itself, as has been done for Facial Recognition and Driverless Cars.  I don’t know how that would turn out.  Facial Recognition Neural Nets for instance think all Black people look alike, and Driverless Cars don’t recognize walking bicycles, standing fire engines, or perpendicular 18-wheelers in the road in front of them.  You could do it with Anal-ytical rules, but you’d lose all of the Interaction between elements.

As I mentioned before, for what it’s worth, in George Gilder’s new book Life After Google, he claims that it’s been Mathematically Proven that AI can’t replicate Intuitive Huper thought.  For what it’s worth.