Most of this is Water under the Bridge, but it’s recent enough that it may help you make sense of what’s been going on lately in your Young Life, and it’s very relevant to the Main Effect during the first half of 2016 – which is the removal, willingly or otherwise, of our last few Masks. Removing Our Masks and Speaking Our Truth are pretty much just different ways of saying the same thing.
It’s actually very possible to Speak Our Truth without being Offensive. Many of us though are more in the habit of being Nice than Honest, so getting to that place will probably take some practice. As we practice Speaking Our Truth, there’s one thing we need to remember.
We can finesse our Speech to be less Offensive, but we have no control over whether or not its recipient is Offended.
Even in Cross-Cultural situations where we’ve studied the protocols of the other Culture, people are still individuals and may not follow the protocols of their own culture. Even if we’re careful to master the technology of Non-Offensive Speech, such as…
we still can’t control what others hear.
We’ve worked through many of our Masks, as Uranus (True or Soul Self) Squared Pluto (Inevitability) from 2012 till 2016. And we spent much of March, with its Eclipses, doing preparatory work for June’s peeling of the next layer, as Eris (Revelation of Denial) Initiates Uranus.
Which occurs on 9 June at 24 Aries, “Blown inward by the wind, the curtains of an open window take the shape of a cornucopia.” We could worry that it’s not a real Cornucopia, just a curtain, an Illusion. But that would be a waste of Imagination. It we Feel Abundance, we can Be Abundance. If we find ourselves focusing on Doubt, we can Embrace it Lovingly, and melt it into Oblivion.
Closely related to Removing our Masks, Speaking our Truth, and while we’re at it owning our Abandoned Genius, is the task of Letting Go of our Limiting Beliefs. While there are many ways to do that, one way is to Lovingly and Gently re-Experience the Traumatic Memories that the Limiting Beliefs encode. Tapping can greatly accelerate the process of shifting the Memories from Trauma to an Honest recollection of what happened, stripped of the Overwhelming Emotion that forced it into the Unconscious. It may retain enough Emotional weight to have a strong impact on our Values, but it will no long be Overwhelming, and it will no longer be an Archetype controlling our Behavior from the Unconscious.
Consequently, it will not be surprising if between March and June Memories arise which provide us opportunities to Choose between Letting Go or Re-Leasing – as in signing up for an additional Lease term. All of which suggests that we might find three new asteroids useful – Mnemosyne (Memory), Aletheia (Truth, in Greek), and Veritas (Truth, in Latin). If there was an asteroid named for Lethe, the River of Forgetfulness or Oblivion (personified by a daughter of Eris!), that’d also be useful, as Oblivion is typical of Unconscious Overwhelm, Preconscious lack of Discernment, and garden-variety Denial – but I haven’t found one. A drink from the River Lethe was an integral part of moving from one Lifetime to the next, a metaphor for the sort of Ego Death and Rebirth that’s involved with Letting Go of significant Limiting Beliefs. Aletheia is A-Lethe-ia, or Non-Forgetfulness.
So, have these asteroids have been lit up lately, or will they be lit up when Eris Initiates Uranus?
Turns our Aletheia and Veritas are both in Aries, and Mnemosyne in Pisces…
- On 17 March Uranus Initiated Aletheia at 20 Aries, “A young girl feeding birds in winter“
- On 27 March Uranus Initiated Veritas at 20 Aries, and Eris Initiated Aletheia at 23 Aries, “Through imagination a lost opportunity is regained“
- On 2 April Chiron Initiated Mnemosyne at 23 Pisces, “A ‘materializing’ medium giving a seance” and Sedna Initiated asteroid Karma at 25 Taurus, “A vast public park“
- On 4 April Eris Initiates Veritas at 23 Aries
Meanwhile dwarf planet Sedna (Actions Taken out of Fear) Dances with asteroid Karma – since Actions taken out of Fear are good candidates to accompany Trauma and Create Karma, it also belongs here. Karma is Inertia – Habits, unproductive or misplaced Archetypes – and our Limiting Beliefs are just that, Self-Sabotaging Habits.
The valuable exercise here is to look for correlations between your Inner (Emotions) and Outer (Circumstances) Experiences during these times. Did they demonstrate or betray any Limiting Beliefs? Any places where your Conception of Reality wasn’t big enough to encompass What You Want? Were you left puzzling about anything? Did you have Epiphanies?