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T-Squares and Grand Crosses

November 29, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Purging Eclipse 2, aka Removing Obstacles

November 9, 2022

Quite an Eclipse! I woke up not knowing who or where I was. My Body remembers its Habits, like eating and typing, but my Mind is still kind of wondering who to Be and what to Do. At the perfect moment, a great post today from Dr. Joe Dispenza…

https://drjoedispenza.com/blogs/dr-joes-blog/investing-in-the-unknown-part-i-evolving-the-experience

“As I tell my students, again and again, we can’t create from a place of survival. If we’re operating from our first three energy centers, if we’re trying to meet our most basic needs, if we’re worried about food, shelter, or safety, if we’re constantly reacting in anger and frustration, then it’s not the time to create. We first need to be centered. We need to be operating from a place of order…

” I start from there – from balance. And then, beginning from that point of homeostasis, I ask myself these fundamental questions: ‘What is my next greatest potential to experience in life? What is the next unknown that would evolve my perception of myself, the way I see the world, and my future?’ Over the decades I’ve been developing and practicing this work, I’ve always approached it with this thought: ‘My life is the great experiment. And I am the scientist.’

“Many years ago, when I had my first clinic in the Pacific Northwest, I used to develop patient X-rays myself. I’d enter the darkroom – and, in the 10 or so minutes it took to process the X-rays, in that place void of any light, I’d work on connecting with the unknown. As the image revealed itself on film after it exited the processor, I’d practice becoming no body; no one; no thing; no where; in no time.

“My premise was this: If I’m truly investing my attention and energy into the unknown, if I really believe in it, really put my attention on it, and I do it with clear intention, then I’ll see the evidence of that effort – in the form of interesting, evolving experiences in my life. And over time, as I practiced, I became more and more adept. As I went deeper into the experiment, those experiences would accumulate. Eventually, I had enough evidence in my life that I was able to detach from any attempt to direct or control the outcome.

Where We Place Our Attention Is Where We Place Our Energy. And so, each time I entered the darkroom – or, once I began traveling frequently, any time I was on a runway; sometimes four times in a day – I did so with the same intention: I’m letting go of any expectation of what my next experience will be. I’m just going to trust that it will be. I would simply make it be about my effort – not the outcome. I’d tell myself, ‘Since the present moment is where the unknown exists, and since where I place my attention is where I place my energy, the effort of staying truly present in the unknown should be what brings the novel event to me.

“I thought of it like investing in a bank account. Except what I was investing in was the unknown. I approached it, each time, with a calm sense of knowing. Not the energy of trying; not the energy of hoping. I just knew that if I kept tuning in; kept connecting; kept being open and curious … sooner or later, something unusual would happen in my life. I’d pause and think: if my thoughts truly create my life, if I truly am a creator, if I just keep investing in the unknown, then my body will follow my mind to this unknown experience.

“Cultivating Curiosity. Often, when people approach me about my practice, it’s because they’re feeling stuck. They’re hung up on wanting an outcome – and their attachment to the thing they seek is exactly what’s preventing them from experiencing it in their lives. They’re preoccupied with wanting. And wanting implies separation. But in the unknown, there’s no separation. That’s because there’s no thing in nothing to be separate from.

And so, each time I connect – each time I become no body, no one, no thing, no where, in no time – I’m not wanting for anything. There’s no want involved; this is purely about curiosity. I am the scientist. And my life is the great experiment. And I’m interested in seeing if I can evolve my truth to some degree. What we’re talking about, essentially, is the delicate balance between intention and surrender – which I’ll talk more about in Part II.”

The Big News is that our Chief Asteroid Officer has discovered that there’s an asteroid Ganesa, whom we know as Ganesha or Ganesh. the Remover of Obstacles and God of Wisdom, Purity, Innocence, Valor, New Beginnings, and Luck, in many Religions …

And it turns out that asteroid Ganesa was Stationary during the Totality of the Eclipse, 3:23 am PST 8 November 2022 (11:23 am GMT, 9:23 pm AEST Qld.), in 13 Cancer, which fills the Vacancy in what would have been the only T-Square in the Eclipse chart, making it a Grand Unx! As our CAO is fond of saying, You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!!

An Unx is 1/12th of anything, the Twelfth Harmonic (Pattern-Breaking) and an Unx Angle sits between two planets that are within a few Degrees of being one Sign apart. In a Grand Unx, twelve planets are spaced more or less equally around the entire Zodiac. That gives us…

  • 12 Unxes, or Opportunities to Break Patterns More Easily because the Universe helps! So any Karma you have between planets in adjacent Signs is Ripe for Harvesting. For instance, are you happy with the way your Manifestation Skills are Working? If not, then the first question to ask, is whether What You Want is Respectful to All Beings (Makemake Conjunct Hopi OOB). Past this hurdle? Then, any Interference from your Held Emotions (Makemake Unx South Node)? Aha, that’s an Unx, so we may be able to just PIAVA it – I Wonder What It Will Be Like When My Held Emotions Don’t Inhibit My Manifestation.
  • Considering Dr. Joe’s comments above, I’m using what for me is a New PIAVA – After several Deepening Breaths through my Nose with my Mouth Closed, I Fill Up my Torso from the bottom to the top, right up into my Brainstem, till I Experience Joy (pausing for a minute if hyperventilation makes me dizzy, then resuming). Then I put a Miniature Diorama of What I Want (here, Pure Manifestation without Karmic Interference) into a Helium Balloon, and Let It Rise into the Heavens.
  • 12 Fully Self-Resolving T-Squares (red triangles), or SuperPowers, one for each planet or group thereof. For example, if we’re Willing to Claim it, the Merger of Our Soul and Our Lifetime Mission is Brightly Illuminated (the Ecliplse on Uranus Conjunct North Node). That’s Heady! Upper Limits! I need a little Chocolate before I Close my Eyes and Feel what that’s Like! (I haven’t had my Daily Ration yet.) Subtle, very “Ordinary” yet not at all, Easy to Lose the Thread! I’ll put in a Balloon the Intention to Remember this Feeling at least twice a day henceforth, and Let It Go.
  • 6 Yin Gate Mystery Schools, one for each Opposition, signifying “Debates” that are much Deeper than the Logical Mind can Grasp. For instance, Karma Opposite Moira-Altjira. I’ve been Thinking that our Karma is pretty similar to our Fate (Moira), but I Guess I need to Open the Question Up to my Intuition instead of just Thinking. And what does Altjira (The Field from which Life Evolved ) have to do with it?
  • The influence of a Full Moon lasts only about two weeks, so this is Temporary, Right? Yes, but All There Is Is Now, so it’s Permanent too, as every Moment Teaches us a different Truth about the Ever-present Nowness. There’s something Unknown that I need to Grok about how Fate and Karma interact with the Evolution of Life. A Question for another Diorama Balloon.
  • 4 Grand Trines (Consummate Grace, blue equilateral triangles), one for each Element – Earth, Air, Fire, Water. One example: Hybris Trine Karma Trine Chiron-Nemesis Trine Hybris, each Trine implying Effortless Cooperation between the Qualities. Hmmm, till I Break Though it, Chiron-Nemesis can be Despair about Guilt. Been there before, fortunately not for a while. The way to Break Karma is to Break our Ego-Attachment to it (Hybris), our Identification with it. So Grace between Hybris (Hubris) and Karma is certainly Welcome. Sounds like the next fortnight will be a good time to Jettison some serious Ancient Karmic Guilt.
  • Where in The Great Work of Our Time (Climate Disaster) do I have Guilt? I do often feel like I should be contributing more on the Global Level, and if I’d won the Big Lottery, that’s where I’d put most of it. Do we have Lifetimes where we Collaborated with the Colonizers, or Died failing to Stop them? The Colonizers have contributed the gasping Lion’s share of the Warming gases, and still do. Another Balloon. Can’t do Colonizers choking on their own Emissions (see Hopi-Makemake above – besides, it’s a Fire or Spiritual Grand Trine), so my Diorama will have to feature Indigenous People Breathing Free and Leading the Way instead.
  • 3 Grand Crosses, one for each Modality – Creative, Stable, Changing. A Grand Cross (a red square with a red X across the diagonals) is another type of SuperPower, where we’re Skilled at Resolving the Recurring Hassles thrown out by very Complex Problems, with lots of internal and external Interactions. What about the Evolutionary Grand Cross – Moira-Altjira Square Ceres-Thereus-Kassandra-Orcus-Sisyphus Square Karma Square Nessus Square Moira-Altjira. It’s gonna be a lot of Work just straightening out Ceres et al before we even start on the Grand Cross!
  • I think it might be about Breaking the Perpetuity of Ongoing Effort to Get Past our Denial and Be Relentless about making our Karma-Breaking Sustainable (Sisyphus-Kassandra-Thereus-Orcus-Ceres), and Doing it Equitably and Collaboratively (Nessus). Though we Admit that we don’t Understand it, we’ve already Let Fly a Balloon about how Fate and Karma interact with the Evolution of Life. So maybe I’m already demonstarting this SuperPower through this Blog, where I’m intending to help Coach us all on Leaving Behind a very Messy Self-Destructive 3D “Reality” and replace it with something more 5Dish.
  • 2 Grand Sextiles (blue hexagrams), one for each type of Power, Magnetic or Dynamic. In a Grand Sextile, All Six Energies Complement one another almost Effortlessly. The one caveat is that it doesn’t start until we kickstart the process. Dynamic Power is the one the Colonizers use – can we throw our wooden shoes into it? It’s Chiron-Nemesis Sextile Moira-Altjira Sextile Hybris Sextile Hopi-Makemake Sextile Karma Sextile Saturn-Arachne Sextile Chiron-Nemesis.
  • Where to start? We don’t want to be Destructive and Competitive, that would put us in their shoes. Can we do something to Slow them Down? The Opposition has been trying to Guilt-Trip them for Decades to no Avail – their Hubris is too great. Their Karma is Destroying their Golden Goose, but they know it, they don’t give a shit, and they’re trying to get as much as they can shoveled into their yacht before The Light Behind the Sun Takes All. Modern-Day Colonialists. We may just have to let them finish the job of Destroying themselves.
  • So, what about the Magnetic Power, can we start something there? Many smart folks have been saying that we needed to Ignore the Old Dying Institutions, and just start our own, so they’ll be ready to step into the Vacuum when the time comes. The Magnetic side goes Ganesha Sextile Ceres-Thereus-Kassandra-Orcus-Sisyphus Sextile Venus-Sun-Mercury-South Node Sextile Atropos-Icarus-Hylonome Sextile Nessus Sextile North Node-Eclipse Moon-Uranus Sextile Ganesha.
  • Where might we stir up Trouble in that Loop? Atropos (Deceased Karma) is always a good place to start, because when Karma Dies, the Old Habits remain, because even if we don’t like them, they’re What We Expect, and they’re Comfortable like an old pair of Shoes. So we could check our natal chart for any planets in the middle of Capricorn that might have Old Karma Attached to them.
  • For instance, I have asteroid Karma, Nemesis, and Pholus there – fresh meat! Pholus usually points to some place where we aren’t “Owning” everything we need to Own. Gay Hendricks tells us that when we don’t Own All of What’s Ours, we remain a Slave to Time rather than shifting to Yintegrity. So it looks like it’s incriminating Karmic Guilt again (asteroid Karma and Nemesis). We met the before, when we were Working with the Grand Trines.
  • Okay, so I don’t really Feel like I have Permission to be Here, or certainly not to Be Myself except in very closely guarded quarters, like this carefully constructed blog where no one can even leave a Comment without my permission. I’ve always Blamed that on early situations between my Parents, but when I attempt to Own that now, of course that’s my Karma.
  • Virtually All of the Difficulty we Encounter as Kids is Karmic. The Universe doesn’t just Dump it on us cuz we’re Vulnerable. Except for our Resistance to it, the Universe is actually Benevolent and Generous. So, not wanting to Analyze or Attach more Energy to it, I’ll make a Diorama of a Child whose Real Self is Welcomed into their Birth Family, put it in a Helium Balloon (the Child has a Helium-Breathing Mutation), and Set It Free. That should be enough of a First Action for me to do my part in Energizing the Magnetic Grand Sextile. Wish me Ganesha’s Blessing of Good Luck!
  • 1 Grand Unx contains all of the above within it, so it’s pretty Monumental. The overall interpretation is that Everything Works Together. It’s kind of a Do-It-All Configuration. If we’re getting close to a Grand Unx, there’s No Shame in seeking out unknown asteroids to complete it. If the new ‘roid has some Connection to the theme we Work with (Ganesha is certainly totally Relevant to any Ascension theme), all the better. If it seems remote, that’s cool too, because it can point to what sort of Energy we need to Consciously add to the mix in order to complete the recipe and make Everything Work Together. We can also use Degree Readings for that Purpose.

Lets add a Helper Stone to this Endeavor. The Guilt examples have been my own, but the Chiron-Nemesis is there in the Eclipse-Ganesa Station chart, Prominently, for All of Us. If you have any natal planets in the middle third of Aries (I have several, including Nemesis itself), it’ll be ringing your doorbell too.

According to the book I most Trust for interpreting Crystals and Minerals (because my Personal Experience has always Validates it), Collen Marquist and Jack Frasl’s Crystalline Communion 2000, p.58, “Emerald stimulates courage to embody Light as a beacon rather than bleed from the heart endlessly for the trials and needs of others. Emerald empowers the knowledge of when to walk away and when to stay and teach others through example or resonance. Emerald improves all physical heart functions, as well as emotional functions of love and kindness to others. It calms the heart and relieves guilt.”

Sounds like it will be useful for the Hylonome Angles as well. Emerald, especially when paired with Gold, Facilitates Ego Death, so it can be Unsettling to wear the two together for long periods. Too much Ego Death can become a Setback in our Evolution, unless it’s Supported by the “Stars” (ie, when we don’t have other Options!), as it has been lately…

Emerald is a “Beryl,” or Beryllium Aluminum Cyclosilicate, or Ring Silicate. Beryllium carries Serpent or Kundalini Energy, so all of the Beryls are Healing Stones. Beryllium itself is highly Toxic. Among the Transparent Beryls, green ones are named Emerald, bluish ones Aquamarine, clear Goshenite, pink Morganite, yellow and line green Heliodor, and red and golden ones just Red Beryl and Golden Beryl. Opaque Beryls, no less Brave as Healers, are called Common Beryl. I’ll add my favorite Crystal and Rock books the the Bibliography soon.

Phew!

October 6, 2022

Feels too good to be true (which may mean it ain’t), but astrologically anyway, “the coast is clear” for once! 

The Moon is In-Bounds (Panic not so much) till 10:49 am 13 October 2022 (6:49 pm BST 13 Oct, 3:49 am AEST 14 Oct).

The next Stationary planet (Strong Ambient Energy) isn’t till 14 October, though astroevents tend to fill any empty Time-Space, so we could Encounter that sooner.  It’s about Self-Confidence Issues, including Self-Doubt,1 so we want to Intend (any other PIAVA will do fine as well) to be Confident in our Ability to Notice our Self-Doubt if does arise, and be Loving with it.  If we said to ourself, “You Poor Sweetheart, you’re feeling Self-Doubt, aren’t you” (followed by Changing the Subject of course) it would be delicious, as it would not only take Our Identity out of Doubt, it would leave us Identifying with Compassion.  Practice that a couple times, and you may never Doubt yourself again!  If that sounds Dangerous, make sure to be Loving with your Doubt about it!

And my own Self-Doubt is Up already!! Thank the Goddess I know it’s coming, or I’d be Believing it!

We do have a couple of Sign Changes, which aren’t usually Disruptive, though they can Shift the General Ambient Energy a bit.

On 8 October, the Energy of Mary Magdalene 2 moves from Sagittarius (Let It Go! ) to Capricorn (Just Fix It! ). From The Seven Sacred Flames (pp166-7), compiled by Aurelia Louise Jones…

“It is extremely important for this Truth to be revealed now, that Mary Magdalene was a high initiate and priestess of the Sacred Fire during her lifetime with Jesus… She was unfairly discriminated against by the early ‘fathers of the [self-proclaimed “Christian”] Church’ in their attempt to… maintain control over what they feared the most, the energies of the ‘Divine Mother,’ that Mary Magdalene represented at the time, along with Mother Mary, the mother of Jesus. Both were very high initiates of the Temple of Isis and had the required attainment to hold that energy while Jesus was performing his Sacred Mission. It is time for hu[per]ity to open their hearts to the loving energies of Mary Magdalene, seeing her for who she really is and forgetting the lies maliciously invented against her.”

…(which we’ve added to the Bibliography). Her Energy has been hanging out in Sagittarius helping us Let Go Of all this Karma off and on since December 2021, She’ll be in Capricorn till January. She dipped her toe into Capricorn earlier this year from April till June. She should now be Open to Petitions to help with Rebuilding projects, particularly those aimed at Collaborative Teamwork.

Then we do have a Full Moon 1:58 pm PDT 9 October, in 17 Aries,3 but it’s a Grand Unx, meaning that there’s somebody near 17 Degrees of every Sign, each planet one Sign from the planet in the next and the previous Signs.4 That makes the next few weeks an Ideal time for Letting Go of Self-Sabotaging Habits, especially…

  • Where The Most Important Thing is to Heal your Codependence in Relationships where your primary Strategy for Improvement has been Hope.5 As they say, Hope is Necessary, but it’s not the most Effective Strategy for Resolving a Problem. If we’re in this position, it may be because we haven’t Realized that the only person we can Change is Us. Our odds of succeeding at Waiting and Hoping for someone else to Change are close to nil. We’ll probably have to Make Our Own Needs Clearly Known, or Recognize that Our Needs Are Being Ignored, or both. And we’ll probably have to make a Fearless and Searching Inventory of what we are Gaining from the Relationship, so we can Weigh it against the Loss of Self that Results from Not Being Able to Live Our Truth.
  • This is by no means Easy, and it we aren’t Fully Aware of our own Needs it will be a very Clumsy process. This is not the kind of Change anyone makes without a great deal of Practice, but the whole process is in many ways a prerequisite for Enlightenment or Ascension. In order to be True to Our Soul Self, we will have to Give Up most of the Compromises we’ve made so we could Survive in a Patriarchic World. Will our Self-Reliant 5D Community Magically Appear just as we’re Ready to replace our old 3D one? We may need our Intermittent Fasting practice more than we Imagined.

This is only one of our dozen Unx Opportunities. For instance, The Most Important One Is Our Need to Take Full Ownership of Our Historical Abuse.6 We can talk more about these dozen in another port.

For now, it’s also Important to point out that in a Grand Unx there are no T-Squares, only Grand Crosses. A T-Square (Major Challenge and SuperPower) is two planets on almost Exactly Opposite sides of the Zodiac, with a third planet halfway between them. A Grand Cross (a Series of Hassles that Complement One Another if We’re Patient with Them) is four planets more or less equally spaced around the Zodiac.

For instance, where the Most Important Thing Is to Heal Our Codependence with Hope (see note 5), the Grand Cross includes a Discussion between this Healing Codependence and the Empirical Truth about the Boundaries our Sovereignty prefers to Set.7 This Discussion is Confusingly Mixed with a second Debate between Our Emotional Discouragement and an Ego Death around our Trust in our Values.8

More Doors to Open here, in future posts.

1 Station of dwarf planet Chariklo (Self-Confidence and Self-Doubt ) 1:42 am PDT 14 October 2022, in 5 Aquarius (Surrender to Merging the Chthonic with the Cosmic – which is exactly what Aluna Joy predicted for the fifth phase of the Core Ascension Portal that ended yesterday!). That’s 9:42 am BST and 6:42 pm AEST.

2 Asteroid Magdalena enters the first Degree of Capricorn (Tradition of one’s own) 4:03 pm PDT 8 October, which is 12:03 am BST and 9:03 am AEST, both 9 October.

3 17 Aries is Living Outside of Culture but Open to Spirit. 1:58 pm PDT 9 October is 9:58 pm BST 9 October and 6:58 am AEST 10 October.

4 Which defines the Unx, or 30° Angle, which is the 12th Harmonic (360°/12=30°), which corresponds to the 12th Major Arcana in Tarot, the Hanged Man, or Pattern-Breaker. He doesn’t Hang by his Neck or Fingernails, but by his Heels, in order to Get a New Perspective on Things, the Better to Change them.

5 Asteroid Panacea Out of Bounds (Profound Healing) in 15 Capricorn (Searching for a Way to Avoid Claiming Profound Power, and finding none, needing the timing, willingness, and discernment to Claim Openly the Power that is Dangerous but undeniably yours) Merged with (Conjunct) dwarf planet Hylonome (Codependence) in 20 Capricorn (Staying Committed to Clearing the Present when the Future is so Compelling), Unx to both Pandora Out of Bounds (Exaggerated Hope) in 15 Sagittarius (Adept with Apocalypse Once We Accept It ) and Saturn (The Most Important Thing) in 19 Aquarius (Half Observer but Half Participant in the Apocalypse, thus able to See Alternatives).

6 Saturn (The Most Important Thing) in 17 Aquarius (Maintaining Tradition) Unx to both Nessus (Abuse and Privilege) in 15 Pisces (“Stunningly endowed with whatever it takes to reveal Spirit in action” ) and Panacea-Hylonome in Capricorn (see prior note). We need to Leap at every Opportunity to Own our Abuse and Privilege while Nessus is in 15 Pisces. It’s been there since 14 September and will stay there till 24 October. It was there earlier from 25 February till 23 March 2022. Considering those dates, it’s obvious that Our Victimhood about Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine (and about other elements of Climate Change et al ) is the place to start. This deserves its own post. It will be there again between 31 December 2022 and 6 February 2023.

7 Panacea-Hylonome (see note 5) Opposes the Stellium (Group of 3 or more planets) of asteroids Veritas (Truth of the Mind) in 18 Cancer (Obsessed with Polarity Karma and Our Shadow till We Finally Break Through to See the Dualism as a Game) and Pallas (Boundaries) in 15 Cancer, home of the Major Star Sirius (Brilliance at Natural Community), and Black Moon Lilith (Self-Sovereignty) in 20 Cancer (Coming into Enlightenment ).

8 Moon (Instincts) in 17 Aries (Living Outside of Culture but Open to Spirit) Merged with (Conjunct) Chiron (Despair and Miracles) in 15 Aries, home of the Major Star Alpheratz in Andromeda (Freedom of Action and the Need to Be Present with Oneself ) Opposite the Stellium of the Sun (Our Essence) in 17 Libra (Sensitivity Covered by Self-Defeating Self-Obsession), the asteroids Requiem (Ego Death) in 19 Libra (Repeated Impulsive Actions that Unexpectedly Break Through Ossified Karma) and Eurydike (Trust ) in 18 Libra (Compulsive Control Till Realizing that it’s a Dead End and Finding a Way to Sit Still with Anxiety), and Venus (Our Values) in 14 Libra (Giving Up Identification with the Surficial and Moving Inside).

Self-Resolution

September 1, 2022

The “T-Square” in astrology – a third planet at the Midpoint of two other planets that Oppose one another, without a fourth planet Opposing the third – is the source of some of the most Challenging circumstances for Hupers. Once we realize that every Challenge is also an Opportunity, our natal T-Squares are also the source of some of our greatest SuperPowers, as we come to Understand that we have more Experience with a Complex Challenge than anyone else has. T-Squares are like graduate seminars – there are no Answers, only more Intriguing Questions and Explorations. Our Frustration with them is Created by our a priori Expectations of Relative Perfection rather than Gradual Improvement.

We Feel the Tension in a T-Square through its Focus planet and its Sign and House. We don’t use Houses here because they’re Location-Dependent, and we write for anyone, no matter where they are on the planet. Like the Signs, the Houses divide the Zodiac up into 12 units. Where planets determine what sort of Energy is afoot, Signs determine how we’ll Experience the Energy, and Houses determine which arena of our Life we’ll Experience it in. The Source of the Stress derives from the two planets that Oppose one another and are engaged in an Argument. They usually stand for Values of ours that are Competing with one another in Obvious or Subtle ways, and the Winner of the Argument will get to Deploy the Energy of the Focus, threatening to leave us Grieving the Loss of the Value that won’t Win the Argument.

Once we have some Understanding of what our T-Squares are about, one way to Appreciate them is to Compare our current Frustration with them to our degree of Frustration twenty years back. Chances are we’ll see how much we’ve Learned. We develop Muscles by Exercising them till we huff and puff, then resting them for a day or two, then repeating. We accept a Challenge that Stretches us but does not Exhaust or Injure us, followed by Relaxation. This is true of just about any form of “Muscle” – Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, Existential.

Lately almost all of our T-Squares have been Self-Resolving, as part of the Descension of Soul into Matter (Uranus in Taurus), aka the Upgrade in the Evolution of Planet Earth and in the Vibratory Frequency of the leading edge of Huperity. Or so we tell ourself, hoping on the one hand to move closer to Enlightenment rather than just Fattening our Ego, and on the other hand to Fatten the Accumulation of Higher Frequencies that Raise the Collective Consciousness of Huperity at least as rapidly as Climate Change et al Collapses Patriarchic Civilization. It’s important to Remember that the first stage of Sustainability is Sustenance, eliminating the unnecessary. As the Patriarchy Collapses, the Suzerainty of everyone’s Inner Female must rise. The Inner Female, aka the Heart or astrological Venus, is the Home of Values. Without Heart, the Inner Male and hence the Outer Male, Serves Mammon, not Huperity or Gaia. American Culture Serves and Worships Mammon, which we need to eliminate in Ourselves, since Ourself is ultimately the only thing we can Change.

In an astrological chart, a T-Square looks like the picture at right. If we had drawn the lines to connect each planet to the center rather than each planet to the others, it would look like a “T,” hence the name. It’s “Square” because the planets make right angles – add a fourth planet Opposite the Focus, and you’d make an actual geometrical Square (which astrology would call a “Grand Cross”). Maybe T-HalfaSquare or T-RightTriangle would be a better name. My First Mentor Dane Rudhyar referred to the T-Square as “the Evolutionary Challenge for [Huper]kind.”

It represents the Fourth Harmonic (360°/4 or 90°), which in Tarot is the Emperor. Literature is full of stories about how the Emperor was either Fair or Corrupt, and how much impact that had on people’s Lives during his Reign. As they say, Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely, and the Evolutionary Challenge for Huperity lies in either Preventing that or Perfecting Communication and Collaboration enough that Outside Authority is unnecessary (think 5D). We need only look to the Terror that Damocles, who after all these Millennia is still Running, Felt when he Realized that he would be Accountable for his Actions and Decisions.

When we draw a chart, red lines represent Tension or Stress. It was Canadian endocrinologist Hans Selye MD that first referred to Constructive Stress as “Eustress.” The Boundary between Eustress and Distress is beyond Comfort, but closer to Comfort than to Severe Discomfort. Severe Discomfort causes Backlash, producing the Opposite of Growth, which is an important consideration around Ego Growth. There is Power in Repetition, till it becomes Karma, which is simply Repetition used indiscriminately, whether it’s appropriate to the circumstance or not. Breathing is very Beneficial, for instance, till we walk into a room full of Carbon Monoxide.

On a chart, green lines represent Curiosity or Mystery. The green lines on the chart at right (they may look blue) are called “Quincunxes” – Quin- because they connect planets that are Five Signs apart, and -Unx for 1/12 or One Sign. The “c” just eases the transition. A Quincunx represents the sort of Curiosity that causes our jaw to drop, as in Awe. If we Allow it to creep into the sort of Curiosity which Inspires a Search for Answers, and Limit ourself to our current Concept Set, we short-circuit the potential Growth. Searching for Answers that Stretch our Concept Set is good, but Accepting Apparent Contradiction as Paradox is better, because it drives a wedge into our Concept Set.

That allows a Higher-Dimensional Tool like Intuition to Heal the Wound in our Concept Set, rather than Letting the Two-Dimensional Mind Cement our Either/Or Judgments into Karma. A rift in our Concept Set often Inspires an Ego Death, so we usually prefer to search for Answers that leave our existing Concept Set intact, often by resorting to Blame in order to do so. We accelerate our Consciousness Expansion by retraining ourself to not just Tolerate Ego Death, but to be Excited by it because like the Emotion of Confusion, it Signifies Growth. We can then Celebrate Temporary or even Permanent Gaps in our Apparent Understanding of how the World works.

When a third planet sits at the Far Midpoint of a Sextile it creates a green wedge, and that third planet is said to be the Focus of a “Finger of the Goddess,” symbolizing the admonition to Pay Attention! We can think of it as parallel to when “God” (or “Sphere”) put their Finger on Flatland in the story from introductory Physics classes…

Blue lines on a chart symbolize Grace or Blessings. When the Focus of a Finger of the Goddess is also the Focus of a T-Square, we naturally Pay Attention to the Focus of our T-Square, increasing the odds that we’ll Embrace it as Eustress and manage to interpret it as a potential SuperPower. After all, Noticing is the first step toward Converting Karma to Expansion of Consciousness.

Once we fill in the Trines (two planets separated by Four Signs) and Sextiles (two planets separated by Two Signs) – the blue lines – the result is what’s called a “Diamond Star,” as pictured above. The “basket of Grace” under the T-Square Resolves the Tension in the T-Square, while the Finger of the Goddess, if we can keep the 2D Mind from Freezing our Growth, Opens us to the possibility of an Expanded Concept Set.

Hence, a Self-Resolving T-Square, namely a First-Order Self-Resolving T-Square. Second-Order Self-Resolution results when the Focus of a T-Square is also one corner of a three-cornered Trine, as in this picture to the right. We can gain additional Orders of Self-Resolution when multiple T-Squares are in Grace-Full Relationship to one another. The Foci of the two T-Squares in the last picture, for instance, Sextile one another, and the ends of the Oppositions Trine-Sextile each other, making the two T-Squares Complement one another. Where one Disrupts, the other Heals. The second T-Square appears to also be a Diamond Star, but it may not be, as Sensitivity may Prevent it. We may be allowing two Degrees of Sensitivity, and the Angles to the Finger of the Goddess may be three Degrees.

With all Self-Resolution, we’re ahead of the game when we Endure and hopefully Embrace any Discomfort that arises, rather than Intervening to Reduce it. The Endurance and Embrace provides the Eustress that maximizes our Growth. When the Configuration itself provides the Resolution, it will be Multidimensional and Unitary, the Paradox typical of Higher-Frequency Reality. When we Intervene, it’ll almost always be 2D or 3D, and usually more Separating than Unifying, and so may well interrupt the Chain of events that the Self-Resolving Configuration Intends.

Pattern-Busting Full Moon

August 11, 2022

Margery asks if we could show a picture of the 6:36 pm PDT 11 August 2022 Full Moon chart, which we could call a Ball-of-Yarn configuration, as it would keep a Cat occupied till nap time. We actually call it a Grand Unx – an “unx” is one twelfth of something, and a “grand” fills the Zodiac, so a Grand Unx is twelve planets equally spaced around the Astroloop. Yes, we could always get one of these if we use enough asteroids, and we use quite a few, but it’s been quite a while since we’ve seen one, so it’s not as facile as it seems. The main feature is twelve Unx Angles, each of which indicates Pattern-Breaking, so it’s a chart worth celebrating, especially as these Heavy Energies that so many people are reporting are Lighting Up everything in our Karma that we haven’t Cleared yet.

Just a few Examples…

  • Karma is dead; it died with Linear Time ten years ago. But we’re all still clinging to its corpse. Whenever a polyp of Karma breaks off and falls away, we Feel Weird, we don’t know what’s happening, and our name isn’t even Mr. Jones. We reach out for the familiar, to Anchor ourself. What’s familiar? Our Karma! So we Embrace those old Comfortable Patterns enthusiastically, as if they were our favorite snacks! But Looky Here! That so-very-Intense Exaggerated Karma Frosted with the Emotions We’d Rather Die than Feel (asteroid Karma Out of Bounds on the South Node) is Unx to (one Sign from) New Beginnings (asteroid Klotho)! So without even trying, we can Break this Pattern of Grasping our Dead Karma – all we need to do is Announce our Intention to Let Our Dead Karma Go like a Hot Potato Instead!
  • But wait! We’ve all Wrapped our Identity around our Karma – it’s inevitable. Our Karma is Who We Are, so no matter how nasty it is, we’re Ego-Attached to it. If we haven’t yet caught ourself Bragging about our Karma, we need to start Listening to what we’re saying! We can Intend to Let It Go, but what about the Ego Death – those aren’t Fun! What’s on the other side of Karma-South Node? Asteroid Narcissus (Overfocus on our Identity)! So without even trying, we can Break this Pattern of Ego-Identifying with our Karma – all we need to do is Announce our Intention to Experience our Ego Deaths Lovingly and Gently so We Can Be Excited about the Glorious Freedom we’ll Enjoy once we do!
  • But Hold On! What about our Abuse Karma and all of the Unconscious Limitations that we use to Protect ourself from those Memories (Nessus-Vesta-Heracles) that we’ve buried so deep in the Dungeon that we don’t even know they happened? Well, Trusting our Instincts Unquestioningly (Saturn-Moon) Unxes that Stellium (Nessus-Vesta-Heracles), so without even trying, we can Break this Pattern of Being Triggered for no apparent reason – all we need to do is Vow from now on to Act on our Instincts Immediately, without Questioning them and without ever Explaining them, no matter how Weird we think it’ll look to others.
  • But Shit, when I’m Triggered I’m usually Feeling Depressed and Powerless, and my Instincts are nowhere in sight! Often I Feel Depressed and Powerless and I don’t even know when or how I was Triggered! I usually think it’s “just me” that’s Depressing and Powerless. But on the other side of Nessus-Vesta-Heracles, it’s Unx to Despair and Miracles (Chiron). Well, we know how to Poor Sweetheart ourself out of Despair and Create Miracles, but when we’re Depressed and Powerless, we’re Regressed to whatever Bummers we’re Unconsciously Reliving. When we Regress, we Forget everything we’ve Learned since those Repressed Bummers happened! So without even trying, we can Break this Pattern of Forgetting What We Know – all we need to do is Vow from now on that when we’re Regressed we’ll Remember All of the Tools We’ve Learned to Restore our Current-Life Identity, like Poor-Sweethearting!

No Wonder the Energies Feel Heavy!! Can you Imagine how the other eight Unxes might play out?

Apart from the Glories of the Grand Unx, the Big Deal about this Full Moon is that it “Squares the Nodes.” What does that mean?

  • Well, the Nodal Axis – South Node to North Node – is the most important Axis in a chart, as it indicates the Source, Direction, and Destination of “the Native” (the person or event for which the chart is drawn). In this Full Moon, the Source is a Karmic Hellhole, the Destination is Reunion of Day-to-Day Identity with Soul, and the Direction is from Emotional Overload to Stability.1
  • At any Full Moon, our Inner Male and our Inner Female are Face-to-Face, where as much as they are able, they can be Honest about the Quality of their Union. In Carl Jung’s approach to Psychology, which we applaud, the Perfection of this Union is more or less equivalent to Enlightenment, thus a Key Ingredient of our 5D Endeavors.
  • The “Square” means that these two Critically Important Axes sit at Right Angles to one another, meaning in applied mathematics that they are Independent – they do not Influence one another under the radar. So our Purpose (Nodal Axis) and our Integrity (Inner Harmony) are a priori Unrelated, and each can Operate and Negotiate without Unconsciously Compromising themself.

Notice how different this is than the conventional astrological interpretation of a Square – as a Crisis. In a Left-Brain Patriarchal Culture, the very idea of Surrendering Power to the Female is Anathema. In this blog we’ve been inching toward interpreting Squares as Superpowers rather than Challenges. We don’t mean that the Challenges go away. In the previous post we averred that “If We Aren’t Ready to Receive What We’re Asking For, the Universe Will Show Us Examples of Why We Aren’t.” If we Experience our Squares as Superpowers, we’re Ready to Receive What We Want. If we Experience them as Challenges, the Universe is Clarifying for us Exactly what we still need to Let Go Of in order to Support Ourself without Unconscious Compromise, aka without Self-Sabotage.

The Loud and Clear Message in this particular Full Moon is that The Most Important Thing is to Trust our Instincts.2 Jung used to say that people who emphasized Thinking were not Rational, because they weren’t in touch with their Values (which are accessed through Emotion). In an Ideal Lifetime, our Inner Female calls the shots (assuming She’s in touch with Her Feelings), and our Inner Male follows Her lead. That’s Inner Female and Inner Male – any Relationship between actual Living People needs relative Equality in both Vision and Action, as each person will contribute Vision from their own Inner Female, and each person will contribute Action from their own Inner Male.

A Grand Unx is so incredibly rich that we’ve only begun to scratch the surface. Full Moon Energies are usually Prominent for several weeks afterward, so we have time, and we’ll Dive Deeper in the next post.

  • 1 Source = South Node, Merged with asteroid Karma Out of Bounds (Exaggerated ), Destination = North Node, Merged with Uranus (Soul ), Direction = Scorpio (Fearless Searching) to Taurus (Grounded Materiality).
  • 2 Moon (Instincts) Conjunct Saturn (The Most Important Thing).

Artesian Spring

July 18, 2022

Asteroid Artesian, by the way, is minor planet number 296819. You’ll need that number to find it on True Node http://www.true-node.com/eph1/ or Serennu https://serennu.com/astrology/ephemeris.php or the like, so you can look up where it was when you took the lift down from the Lightworkers’ Lounge. I tried putting Artesian to work earlier today, pouring my remaining Unconscious Resistance to one of my Heart’s Desires into Niagara Falls, then Imagining my Artesian Spring blurbling out What I Want instead – to finish rebalancing my budget after a big reduction in input last year. Next thing I knew I was in my chair slowly waking up from a Sound Sleep! Now that’s Powerful Information about Whatever I’ve been Denying! So I tried the sequence again with more Focus, this time to Visions of pleasing abstract Patterns in stunning blues and greens, and no Sleep. Progress with the Unconscious is always Weird.

Yesterday I allowed myself to sleep in, and missed the first two hours of the Farmers Market. I needed GF Bread, Eggs, and Spinach, which are usually sold out by that time. So on the way there I Asked my Artesian Spring to Bubble Up some of each. Spontaneous Kegels helped it along. Sure enough, when I got to the Market the GF Bread was all sold – but the Baker had more at his shop and had already sent someone to retrieve more! Then some of the best Eggs were still available, and some great Spinach, and I scored an assortment of Greens for my next batch of Green Soup, and picked up the Bread on the way out! Go Artesian!

We’ve spoken about how 🦨Pootin’ has left us with a sense of Powerlessness, but when we add asteroid Artesian to the 21 February 2022 chart of Climate Change et al, it links two of its non-Self-Resolving Challenges with Dumb-Luck Grace, and adds a Mystery School to the third.1 The Mystery School’s Advice is to Forget everything we Think We Know about Manifesting Healing, and Open our Heart to Learning how to Directly Integrate Healing Karma and Respect. In other words, we aren’t Powerless at all, we need only Enlist our Artesian Spring and Specify What We Want. Remember that this 21-22 February chart describes the whole New 150-year Cycle, and especially the next 60 years while we work to Shift the Planet from Divisive, Predatory, and Destructive Profit-Motivation, to Collaboration and Community with the Victims of our Avarice – one another and the Natural World.

We’re entering a busy two weeks.

Be on the lookout for Despair between now and 8:21 am PDT 19 July,2 and be Mindful to Respond with Poor-Sweethearting or the equivalent. The prognosis for this event is Fantastic, so don’t let any Discouragement Karma drag you down. Toss it over your favorite Waterfall, and Let Your Artesian Spring Bubble up Miracles instead. If you don’t Expect it to work, it won’t, so Intend to Believe that it will with All Your Heart.

Also in the 19th, at 6:00 pm PDT, our Unlimited Potential Changes the way it Manifests, from Flexibility to Compassion.3 This is a big Change, since our Potential has been Ambiguous since 2000. It’ll be Nurturing until 2042. Keep your Eye on, and Trial your Beliefs about, your Best Superpower Fantasies until the Ides of October 2022, because between then and the end of May 2023 we’ll be Reviewing everything we Learned about our Superpowers while they were Dancing around in all their many costumes. After that we’ll get Serious about Mothering them into their adolescence. They move into Self-Assurance in 2042.

Also also on 19 July, the nature of our Guilt Shifts from Self-Pitying to Integrity after 8:26 pm PDT.4 From mid-August till year-end we’ll be Reminded of everything we Learned about our Guilt since April while it was Recycling Emotional Baggage. We’ll have nine months to Practice Eliminating our Guilt by simply Acting and Speaking with Integrity. The more we can Choose Yintegrity the better, because Yangtegrity always includes Guilt about Self-Abandonment.5

Until 8:08 am PDT 21 July, we’ll be Swimming in Denial that Asks to Be Revealed for What It Is.6 Denial is a psychologically Healthy Strategy for postponing Important True-Self Recovery work that we aren’t yet Ready to Complete. Be mindful that some people will accuse you of Denial when they’re Projecting their own Unconscious Denial onto you. Don’t Fall for it. You’ll Open up Gracefully to your Denial when you’re damn well Ready. You’re getting close when you notice that you’re starting to think that someone else is in Denial about something, which something will Resemble your own Denial, though it’s almost always through a Funhouse Mirror. Accept only the Revelations that come from your own Inner Guidance, and Reject the attempts of Others to Manipulate you.

At 4:22 pm PDT 23 July, the Moon goes Out of Bounds to the North, until 12:04 pm PDT 28 July,7 an hour after the New Moon. Folks are more likely to Panic about things during Out of Bounds Moons, especially when they begin. They get into Thinking about the Stories they make up to Explain their Emotions, instead of Feeling them to best harvest Insights from them. For instance, Wall Street often Panics at Moon OOB N, though this time they’ll have a day and a half to think it over before the Market opens to the peons on Monday. On the other hand, the FRB will announce new higher interest rates on 27 July, so everyone will be busy Overthinking.

Sai Baba

As July winds down, Growth in Consciousness is emphasized in Pisces through 24 July, though maybe we should call that The Need for Growth in Conscious- ness. The actual Growth is optional. As we’ve written about earlier, Our Soul and Our Life Mission Merge during the last week of July – what an Oppor- tunity! We need to make the most of it.

Through the 28th we have a Strong Emphasis on Expansion in Aries, and on the 28th an Out of Bounds Leo New Moon with four Strong themes, all Self-Resolving, revolving around Health, Enlightenment, Libera- tion, and Climate Change et al.

More details to follow.

  • 1 The 21 February Pholus-Quaoar (Climate Change et al) Initiation chart featured three non-Self-Resolving T-Squares, to Moon-Zhulong, Pandora, and Pholus-Quaoar itself. Asteroid Artemis at 6 Taurus completed the Moon-Zhulong Grand Cross, converting it from a Challenge to an Inconvenience. It completed a Grand Trine connecting Pholus-Quaoar and the Hopi-Thereus foot of the Pandora T-Square. It Quincunxed Pandora and the Makemake foot of the Pholus-Quaoar T-Square, creating two Tricolor Mystery Schools. Basically, we Win by forgetting everything we think we know about Manifestation and Hope, and Opening our Hearts to Mystery.
  • 2 Chiron Stationary in 17 Aries. Two T-Squares, one to Arachne (the Web of Life) in 19 Aquarius and the other to Altjira-Aletheia (the Heart’s Truth about the Source of Life) in 18 Gemini, are Self-Resolving, and with Narcissus in Libra share a Grand Trine. 8:21 am PDT 19 July is 4:21 pm BST 19 July in London and 1:21 am AEST 20 July in Brisbane.
  • 3 Dwarf planet Chaos moves from Gemini to Cancer, revisits Gemini 15 October 2022 till 27 May 2023, and enters Leo in 2042. It’s been in Gemini since 2000. That’s 2:00 am BST 20 July in Liverpool, and 11:00 am 20 July AEST in Sydney.
  • 4 4:26 am BST 20 July in Glasgow and 1:26 pm AEST 20 July in Hobart. Asteroid Nemesis moves from Pisces to Aries. It’ll revisit Pisces from 18 August till 30 December 2022, then enter Taurus in March 2023. It’s been in Pisces since April 2022.
  • 5 Yintegrity means we Do and Say what we feel like Doing and Saying, moment to moment, though this works well – without Rudeness and Destructiveness – only after we’ve Learned to Live from our True Self. Till then, we use Rudeness and Destructiveness to Identify and Repair our True Self’s Unhealed Wounds. Yangtegrity means that we Do what we Said we were going to Do, when we Said we were going to Do it, and we Say what our Leaders want to hear. To Live with Yintegrity in a Yangtegrity World, we Minimize our Commitments, Renegotiate when we can, and Make Amends when the Relationship is Worth Keeping and Renegotiation wasn’t possible.
  • 6 Dwarf planet Eris Stationary in 26 Aries, 4:08 pm BST 21 July in Cardiff and 1:08 am AEST 22 July in Melbourne.
  • 7 In Swindon that’s 12:22 am BST 24 July through 8:04 pm BST 28 July. In Canberra it’s 9:22 am AEST 24 July through 5:04 am AEST 29 July. The Moon moves from 10 Gemini to 7 Leo while it’s OOB.

Testing Our Dreams II

July 1, 2022

Using her unique combination of Intuition and Technical Expertise, our loyal CAO (Chief Asteroid Officer) has discovered that asteroid Samadhi is tightly Merged with the 28 June 2022 New Moon. They’re only seven arcminutes apart! That’s less than a fourth of the width of a Full Moon. And they’re both Out of Bounds, meaning their impact on Hupers is Intensified. Yogananda defines Samadhi as Identity with Spirit, or “Superconsciousness.” 1 And we haven’t even started to discuss the second (Doubly Self-Resolving) Challenge in the New Moon chart, which is Focused on Enlightenment and Transmutation.2

When it was Discovered, asteroid Samadhi was at the Midpoint of Leo, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.3 The 15th Degree of Leo is about Individuation.4 Individuation was Jung’s term for Union with the Inner Self, including the Hieros Gamos or Sacred Marriage between the Inner Female and the Inner Male, a prerequisite for Enlightenment. The Samadhi Discovery chart features only one “simple” Challenge, revolving around the Edge Between Trusting our Instinctual Response to Abuse and Privilege, and Creating Enlightenment through Respect for Ego Death.5 It also has a minor Issue with Denial of the Extent of our Codependence 6 and ongoing complex Maintenance Issues around the Balance between Commitment, Patience, Karma, and Fear.7

  • 1 Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi, footnotes on pp.238 and 400. Yogananda distinguished two stages of Samadhi – sabikalpa samadhi, where Spirit-Unity exists when in Meditation, and nirbikalpa samadhi, where Spirit-Unity exists at all times. One of my first uses of PIAVA was to Pray for nirbikalpa samadhi.
  • 2 In the New Moon chart: T-Square and Finger of the Goddess pointing at dwarf planet Zhulong (Chinese Red Dragon of Enlightenment ) in 6 Scorpio (The Edge between Self-Importance and Selflessness) Merged with (Conjunct) asteroid Ka epaoka awela (Transmutation) in 4 Scorpio (Apprehension of Doom). We’ll document the rest of the Configuration in a future post
  • 3 Thanks to Precession, the four Royal Stars of Persia, whose Rising marked the Pagan Fire Festivals or Cross-Quarter days, and the Midpoints of the four Fixed Signs, have moved on into the Beginnings of the following Signs. The Royal Star Regulus (Success), now in 1 Virgo, still honors the Leo Midpoint. 15 Leo is now adjacent to the Fixed Star Acubens (Resurrection).
  • 4 These words or short phrases indicating the meaning of each Degree are my short summary of the full-page interpretation given of the Chandra Symbols by Ellias Lonsdale in 360 Degrees of Your Star Destiny. I’m finding them to be Scary Accurate, so I highly recommend that anyone with more than a passing interest obtain a copy of this book. The words or short phrases indicating the meaning of the Fixed Stars are my short summary of the interpretations given in Bernadette Brady’s Brady’s Book of the Fixed Stars.
  • 5 In the Samadhi Discovery chart: A Naked Square between…
    • A Stellium (group of planets) of…
      • Zhulong (Enlightenment ) in 19 Virgo (Focusing on our Feelings Instead of Our Thoughts About Them),
      • Dwarf planet Makemake (Manifestation) in 13 Virgo (Absolute Lifelong Dedication to a Gut Truth ), and
      • Asteroid Requiem (Respect for Death) in 17 Virgo (Ornery Hermit Due to Excessive Sensitivity), versus
    • The Stellium of…
      • Dwarf planet Nessus (Abuse and Privilege) Out of Bounds (Exaggerated ) in 15 Sagittarius (Adept with Apocalypse Once We Accept It ),
      • Asteroid Eurydike (Trust ) Out of Bounds in 12 Sagittarius (Recognizing that Discomfort Won’t Go Away) adjacent to the Royal Star Antares (Obsession), and
      • The Moon (Instinct ) in 18 Sagittarius (Going with the Flow), adjacent to the Fixed Star Ras Algehi (Submission to a Natural Emotional Order).
    • The Challenge to Integrate or At Least Balance Our Lust for Liberation with Our Desire to Reduce Suffering.
  • 6 An Opposition (Argument ) between Dwarf planet Eris (Revelation of What’s Been Denied ) in 18 Aries (Irrepressible Intuition of the Extranormal ) versus dwarf planets Pholus (Being Fully Responsive) in 12 Libra (Giving Up Identification with the Surficial and Moving Inside) and Hylonome (Self-Sovereignty and Codependence) in 16 Libra (Dueling Compulsions to Outer- and Inner-Direction). Overcoming Skepticism about Spirit.
  • 7 A Grand Cross – four planets more or less evenly spaced around the Zodiac, ie four adjacent T-Squares (Downside: Constant Irritations; Upside: Skills at Multi-Tasking and Managing Multiple Projects and Conflicting Demands, Constant Mutually-Supporting Irritationsthat is, the Irritations Balance One Another, though the Irritations may not be Simultaneous and therefore Patience or Wisdom is Required in order to Avoid Intervening with 2D or 3D “Corrections” which would Disrupt the Multidimensional Tapestry). The four corners are…
    • Samadhi in 15 Leo (Individuation) and dwarf planet Orcus (Oath-Making and Pattern-Breaking) in 18 Leo (Renunciation of Human Drama). Commitment and Breaking Patterns of Resistance.
    • Asteroids Karma (Karma) Out of Bounds (Exaggerated ) in 15 Scorpio (Dedication to the Path of the Goddess) adjacent to the Fixed Star Zuben Elgenubi (Social Reform without Corruption or Need for Status), and Kassandra (True Oracle Condemned to be Disbelieved ) in 18 Scorpio (Will-Spirit Merger, Difficult but Enlightening). Trudging on without Support.
    • The Stellium of the Sun (Essence) and asteroid Vesta (Unconscious Limitations) in 15 Aquarius (Death of Either/Or), plus asteroids Icarus (Flirting with Danger) Out of Bounds (Amplified ) in 12 Aquarius (Either/Or Attachments Becoming Synthesis), Klotho (New Beginnings) in 17 Aquarius (Maintaining Tradition), and Arachnis (The Tapestry of Life) in 16 Aquarius (Never Giving Up). Moving Beyond the Mind.
    • Dwarf planets Sedna (Converting Fear to Power) in 14 Taurus (Union with the Soul of the Planet ) and Altjira (The Field in which Life Arises) in 16 Taurus (The Compulsive Truth of Love). Both are adjacent Fixed Planet Menkar (Eruption). Love for the Earth.

Self-Love and Confusion

June 27, 2022

I try to hide most of the astrologuese in the footnotes because so many folks have complained that it Confuses them. Yes, Confusion is the First Stage of Growth, because it indicates that the Conceptual Bars in our Mental Birdcage have come loose, Granny isn’t home, and we’re expecting Sylvester to notice our Broken Cage any minute. Almost all of the educational systems in Western Civilization are Dictatorial and Dualistic, with a great emphasis on Right and Wrong, and a Strong Multi-Pronged Enforcement System on the Right part, including the liberal application of Shame. Shame is an excellent Enforcer, and many of us grew up under its thumb – or its knee on our neck.

I’m making a frequent exception for Moon Out of Bounds, which makes us more Vulnerable to Freakout, because it so dominates its 22-year Cycle, where for eleven or so years it goes Out of Bounds for several days every two weeks, then for the next ±11 years it stays In Bounds the whole time. Classic examples from the first Moon OOB of the prior and current Cycles – the first Moon OOB of the previous Cycle occurred at 9 am on 11 September 2001, which you may remember. The first Moon OOB of the current Cycle began when “On 16 or 17 March 2020, we find out whether the Coronavirus is the Headliner, or just a Teaser, as the Moon begins going ‘Out-of-Bounds’ (further away from the Equator than the ‘Tropics’ of Cancer and Capricorn at 23:27° N or S of the Ecliptic) in earnest.” (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2020/03/16/truth-or-dare/)

And it makes sense to make exceptions for the classical planets, which are probably familiar to most everyone, at least by name. Such as Neptune, which signifies Material Confusion and Spiritual Clarity, and which is Lit Up Bigtime (Standing Still in the Sky) until at least 12:54 am PDT 28 June 2022.1 The impact of planets on us Hupers and our Planet, is Greatest when they Stand Still.2 Neptune also symbolizes Everything Bigger Than the Individual Ego, but of course any Recognition that something larger than the Individual Ego Exists is likely to dump a Huper into Confusion about the Nature of Matter, so this is merely a Corollary. Spiritual Clarity moves us Beyond the Ego, but the Ego has to have enough Presence to remember to Request it.

The Neptune Station “features” two Challenges3 (known in the astrovernacular by the quaint geometrical term “T-Square”). They’re both Self-Resolving, but not Doubly so.4

One of them is a Contest between two Rival Compulsions.5 We Crave Rebirth, to Liberate us from our Limitations. But our Limitations are founded in our Security, and the Ego does nothing if not Protect our Security.6 So we Really Want to Clear that Brain Fog, so we can Focus more Intensely on our Enlightenment. But our Limitations are even Stronger, so they Really Want another Cookie, so we can Space Out and Avoid Facing the Sources of our Limitations and Clearing them! Besides, they’re very Deep, and we may not be able to Clear them! What if we’re able to Dredge them up out of the Dungeon, undo all those decades and Lifetimes of Conscious Suppression, forgo all that Hard-Earned Comfort, and they still won’t Leave? Our Life just becomes a Huge, Uniform Bummer again! Right?

Well, Life is Risky. I always suggest appending Lovingly and Gently to our PIAVAs, because if we bite off more than we can chew, it can set us back. Natha Jay advises, “Two coping skills stand out for this passage: remember to rest and be careful what you wish for” (https://medium.com/@nathajay/and-were-off-d5c27c7ad203). I’m already violating the first Skill, by exercising (successful) new Denial Skills to push away Brain Fog so I can Strive to finish these essays while the Energy is still Current. I know we’re Eager, but using another of Natha’s Metaphors, we don’t need to “Push the River.” We have All the Time in the World. Linear Time is an Illusion, one we Create.7 The secret door to this My-Own-Time Universe, according to Gay, is to Ask yourself, “What Am I Not Owning? ” I sounds weird, but it works.

The other Self-Resolving Challenge revolves around Neptune itself. As it Stands Still, it’s Merged with Guilt and The Brutality of the Patriarchy.8 If you were raised Catholic or one of the other Autocratic or Guilt-based Religions, you’re probably dealing with a good deal of Ancient Anger these days. Lord Knows there are ample Present-Moment Stories to Focus that on, potentially Losing the Opportunity to Dump a Solid Load of Karma.

Neptune is the Outlet for these Stresses. The complex Source of the Stresses9 Revolve around our Feeling that we’re Stuck with it, that we’re Powerless against the Patriarchy. While that may be True in the short run, it’s not at all True in the long-term TimeLine. Remember that it will be 2081 before the New Pholus-Quaoar Cycle Climate Change Energy reaches its Waxing Square10 and becomes Mainstream, two generations hence. The demise of the Patriarchy will take at least that long as well. Like the Medieval Cathedrals that took generations to build, we’re putting in a foundation here, not a Rose Window. It will be our Great Grandchildren who will Witness the Results. Our job is to Hold the Vision and dig the basement.

  • 1 in 26 Pisces (Letting Go of Limitation). Of course it’s “Coincidence” that Neptune chose this Degree to Stand Still in, just when we’re being Asked to Let Go of Any Limitations We Have in the Quantity and Quality of our Self-Love (Chaos Initiating Sappho; see previous post). The Neptune Station is Exact at that time and date (meaning it’s still moving ever so slightly before and after); the Strength of the Energy usually Builds to a Max at the Exact Station, then Falls Off sharply. If however we Get Lost in Our Stories about the Energy (particularly Easy around Neptune) and make a Decision about it, to counteract it for instance, then we Extend the Energy in our own Lives.
  • I remembered for example that Black Radish and Lemon, with Food and much Water, might reduce the Brain Fog that the Neptune Station (in combination with other things, such as dietary shortcuts) is Triggering for me, so I tried it and it seems to be working. I didn’t want to resort to Caffiend, which only seems to Quicken the Fog, and it’s too late in the afternoon for a large dose of Vitamin B, which would be Healthy but keep me awake longer than I want. It would be better to Meditate on the Fog, that way I may be able to pick up on what it’s trying to Teach me, rather than just Learning how to Suppress it.
  • 2 Fortunately, the Earth doesn’t Stand Still, or we’d Fall Off. It spins at over 1,000 mph on the surface at the Equator, 700 mph at my Latitude (you can Feel the Breeze blowing your hair off your head, right? No wonder Flat-Earthers don’t Believe – think of the haircut money we could save!). So to actually Notice in “Real” Life that a planet is Standing Still, we have to take a dddddsnapshot of the same chunk of Sky every night at the same time. From our Perspective, it’s the fact that a Star stays in the same place in such snapshots, while, usually, planets move. So a Stationary planet is pretending to be a Fixed Star, trying to Fake us Out, pausing to wag a finger at us for ignoring it the rest of the time.
  • The Earth is also whizzing around the sun at 67,000 mph, and the Sun is zooming around the Milky Way at 448,000 mph. Tell your Dog to keep their head in the car, okay? Not to mention that the Dairy Queen is moving around the Local Galaxy Group at 216,000 mph, all of which is moving toward Leo at 1⅓ million mph. These numbers mean nothing of course, they’re just a Story. We all know we Live in a Snow Globe that moves only when Shaken.
  • 3 Known in the astrovernacular by the quaint geometrical term “T-Square” because lines drawn from each of the three planets involved to the center of the Zodiacal circle forms a “T.”
  • 4 Self-Resolving Hassles leave everyone Living Happily Ever After, if Everyone is able to Leave Well Enough Alone and patiently Endure any Discomfort that the Challenge Triggers (it’s still a Hassle, even if it’s Self-Resolving – we just have better odds of Surviving it Enhanced). On the contrary, Doubly Self-Resolving Hassles turn out to be basically Easy. Even if the Hassle itself produces Discomfort, the Self-Resolution process more than makes up for it.
  • The Crux of a T-Square falls on the planet at the base of the stem of the “T,” while the other two planets are three Signs away, a Graduate-Seminar sort of Angle, Teaching Rare Skills, but Asking us to Adjust our Identity in the process (ie, not as Fun). A Self-Resolving T-Square adds two more planets, each five Signs from the Crux planet, making a Wedge that astrologers call a Finger of the Goddess, or, in the case of Muggle astrologer, Finger of God. These Focus our Attention and add Context that makes it Easier for us to Adjust our Identity. A Doubly Self-Resolving T-Square adds two additional planets, each four Signs from the Crux, making an equilateral triangle called a Trine and meaning Dumb-Luck Blessings. The Trine makes both the Learning and the Adjustment Effortless.
  • That’s seven planets all together. We’re really talking about positions rather than planets, because each position can hold several planets. But we’ll continue to imagine that there’s only one planet in each position, as it’s easier. Adding an eighth planet Opposite the Crux planet, called the Vacancy of the T-Square, converts our T-Square into a Grand Cross – four planets more or less equally spaced around the Zodiac. Four is the number of Dominion, and the Grand Cross is Balanced, converting it from a Challenge and a Hassle, to a series of Irritations that Complement one another. We may still have to Endure some Discomfort while we patiently await the Complementary Actions, but a Grand Cross is much easier than a T-Square, as we know that we’re In Charge – we have Dominion over it.
  • Notice that any Natal or Birth planet(s) we have that fill any Vacancy in the T-Square “in the Sky Now” (called Transiting planets in astrologuese, as opposed to Natal or Birth planets) Count! So if we have two natal planets five Signs from the transiting Crux planet, We Are the Self-Resolution. That puts us in an excellent position to help others Expand their Identity and Learn from the T-Square. Similarly, if we have two natal planets four Signs from the transiting Crux planet, We Are the Double Self-Resolution. If we aren’t Arrogant about it, people will come clamoring for our Help.
  • Now suppose we also have two Natal planets that are each two Signs from the Crux. Combine these with the two planets four Signs from the Crux, and we have a Grand Sextile, one of the best Configurations in astrology, because it makes the whole process Full of Grace, and it includes the Crux of the Challenge. There’s only one Caveat with a Grand Sextile – we have to take the first step. If we’re willing to do that, the Goddess will handle the rest.
  • We’ve now filled ten positions. Suppose we happen to also have two Natal planets one Sign from the Crux planet. Added to the other ten, that now fills the Zodiac with a planet in each of the twelve positions, one in each Sign, in more or less the same Degree. Some will be Transiting, some Natal. With twelve planets Aligned and no Vacancies, we have what’s called a Grand Unx, an “Unx” meaning one twelfth of anything. A Grand Unx is like having Two Cats in the Yard, Life Used to Be so Hard, Now Everything Is Easy Cuz of [the Grand Unx]. The Unx Angle, which Muggle astrologers unromantically refer to as a “Semi-Sextile,” is the Twelfth Harmonic, symbolizing Pattern-Breaking. So Adjustments to Identity suddenly become Easy, as the Universe Unlocks all of the Patterns that Connect and Bind the Energies of those twelve planets.
  • 5 The Crux planet is Pluto – Compulsion, in 28 Capricorn (Letting Go of a Lifetime of Negativity). The base of a T-Square is an Opposition, the Second Harmonic, home of Duality and Argument.
  • 6 The Rebirth side of the Argument is dwarf planet Haumea (Rebirth), daughter of Pele, making new Land as her Fiery Lava – molten Stone – hisses into the Sea, in 28 Libra (Integration of Extremes). Rebirth into Ascension, Ego Death Be Damned.
  • On the other side of the table is dwarf planet Eris (Revelation of What’s Been Denied ), she who threw the Golden Apple into the dinner party with For the Fairest of them All written on it, generating a War-making Contest between the Classical Beauties – Aphrodite, Athena, and Hera – to claim the Golden trinket. None of the three Confronted their Vanity (Paris had to Decide, creating the War), so we have to do it for them.
  • Worse, Eris is Merged with Mars (Action, Anger), who’s likely to Struggle mightily to Defend Ego’s Role as Protector, and Keep in place the Subterfuges that we use Unconsciously, Semi-Consciously, and Consciously, to keep our Demons chained to the wall of our Sub-Dungeon. I’m guessing we’ll be working mostly with the Semi-Conscious and Conscious but Actively Resisted Energies in our Psyche.
  • Both are in 26 Aries (Union with All ).
  • Paradoxically, the base of the Self-Resolving Finger of the Goddess is a Sextile (Grace) between Koronis (Coronavirus) in 25 Leo (Discovering Soul Inside Convention and Codependence) and the Out-of-Bounds Moon (Vulnerability to Panic) Merged with asteroid Sisyphus (Perpetual Fruitless Effort ) and dwarf planet Asbolus (Intuition), all in Gemini 28 (Union with Evolving Energies), with Sisyphus and Asbolus also both Out of Bounds.
  • 7 Gay Hendricks, The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level, pp.159-184. See also O. Fred Donaldson, Playing By Heart: The Vision and Practice of Belonging, pp.192-195.
  • 8 Stationary Neptune Conjunct asteroids Nemesis (Guilt ) in 27 Pisces (Union with the Basic Design of Life) and Herakles (Assassin of the Sacred Symbols of the Matriarchy in Service of Zeus’s Patriarchy) in 28 Pisces (see note 1 above).
  • 9 The base of the Neptune T-Square, which describes the Source of the Challenge, is the OOB Moon-OOB Sisyphus-OOB Asbolus grouping that was part of the Self-Resolution of the first Challenge (see the end of note 6 above) Opposite asteroids Klotho (New Karma) and Atlantis (Demise of a Civilization) in 26-27 Sagittarius (Klotho in 26 – the Prenatal Decision to End All Karma in the Lifetime; Atlantis in 27 – Awareness of Many LifeTimes, Disguised as Everyday Knowledge). Sagittarius 26 is home to the Fixed Star Aculeus (Abuse that Strengthens Us), while 27 Sagittarius is adjacent to the Fixed Star Acumen (Destructive Gossip).
  • 10 See the Getting Wild Again series of posts, starting at https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2022/03/04/getting-wild-again/, especially Ian Smith’s generous comment in https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2022/03/15/getting-wild-again-7/#comments.
  • The Self-Resolving Finger of the Goddess in this second Challenge of the Neptune Station is based from the Sextile between asteroid Koronis at 25 Leo and dwarf planet Haumea at 28 Libra (see note 6 above).

Summerwinter

June 20, 2022

In Natha Jay’s latest missive, https://walkinginbothworlds.com/2022/06/17/and-were-off/ , she forecast that “It will seem like the next two months will fly by. In a blink of the the eye it will be late August.” I read that as great news. I like to savor my Summers, but if this one Flies because I’m savoring it so much, I won’t complain at all! Her post includes too many other pieces of wonderful advice to list, so I highly recommend her post; it’s only a bit longer than one page, so it won’t take long.

I’ve only begun to see if I can pry the same information out of my own usual sources – one of the things she says is “…please question where you are getting your guidance. The only source you should be listening to is the source within.” Makes me realize how tedious my usual sources can be, though much of that is because my Perspective in Time is pretty focused, mostly a week or several at a time, pretty much on purpose, in these oft-shifting Winds. I do depend on “the source within,” and Experience, for selecting what’s Important and how to interpret it. But Lord Knows I’d be much better off if I spent a lot more time Listening to the Source Within!

So even though I’ve only begun to look at this notion of Flying Time, I can see several clues already. The fact that the last two posts, and the astroevent Challenges they described, were “Doubly Self-Resolving” – meaning they would more or less take care of themselves while we had the Luxury of Watching (and Becoming More Conscious if we were Alert to Identify Patterns, and if we could Resist the Temptation to Dabble) – is the first clue. If I can not worry so much about “holding my mouth right” as my father used to say, and just Relax into Living It, that’s a Boon.

The 21 June 2022 Northern-Summer and Southern-Winter Solstice chart repeats the same Pattern, two Challenges, both Doubly Self-Resolving, with different Challenges than earlier. The next big astroevent, the 28 June Amplification of Cultural Issues,1 includes two (different again) Self-Resolving Challenges, just not Doubly. I won’t rue that. The event after that, the 28 June Out of Bounds New Moon2 (which presides over the following several weeks) Reverts to two Doubly Self-Resolving Challenges, modifications of the two Challenges in the Amplification of Cultural Issues.

A quick peek ahead, to the 28 July New Moon, for instance, that should Set the Stage for much of August — three Major Challenges, all Self-Resolving, one Doubly so.3 Yup, our telescope seems at first glance to roughly Agree with Natha’s. Hallelujah.

  • 1 Station of Neptune (Everything Larger than Ourself ) in 26 Pisces (Letting Go of Limitations) 12:54 am PDT 28 June. I’m glad this one will be Self-Resolving, as Neptune Merges with Our Guilt about the Patriarchy (asteroids Nemesis and Heracles), and Challenges (T-Squares) an Argument (Opposition) between The Beginning of the Demise of Civilization (asteroids Klotho and Atlantis) and Our Frustration about our Apparent Inability to Do Otherwise (Out of Bounds Moon, dwarf planet Asbolus, and asteroid Sisyphus). Of course, the sooner Western Civilization Collapses the Better, from Gaia’s Perspective, but it could be Painful. Self-Resolving Pain sound much better, implying perhaps that we’ll be achieving some Functioning degree of Cooperation with Nature and Local Community while the Patriarchy Fails.
  • 2 New Moon 7:52 pm PDT 28 June in 8 Cancer (Obsession with the Mysterious), home of Fixed Star Mirzam (An Embodied Message).
  • 3 It’s (Singly) Self-Resolving and In Service to our Ascension, but one of the Challenges could be a Bear. The focus of the T-Square is Zhulong (Enlightenment ) and one side of the base Opposition is Chariklo (Self-Confidence and of course Self-Doubt ), and the other side is the New Moon itself in 6 Leo (BOTH Fully Involved AND Fully Detached ), with Moon Out of Bounds (Often, Panic, but certainly Entranced ), and Merged with dwarf planets Cyllarus (Respect for Death ), Varuna (The Life Force), and Ceres (Sustainability), all Out of Bounds. Once again, we have the Degree and its contents Aligning Perfectly! That’s going to be Exhilarating and Terrifying. Like a mass NDE while fully Conscious on all levels. Time for the Landings maybe, or an asteroid made of pure DMT breaking up and splashing into all of the Oceans. Wow.

Making and Breaking Karma V

June 2, 2022

We’ve been working with a couple of Patterns quite Intensively lately – Making and Breaking Karma1 is one, and the other is working on Letting Go of whatever Limitations we’ve Developed around our natal planets in the last several Degrees of the Signs. The TraumaDrama this weekend2 will focus on 26th and 27th Degrees, especially Taurus, Aquarius, Scorpio, and Leo, but it’ll Trigger all of our natal planets in the 23rd through 30th Degrees of any Sign. The Bottom Line is that The Most Important Thing Is that We Become Aware of our Self-Sabotaging Patterns so We Can Transform Them to Self-Nurturing Patterns.3

The other Most Important Thing is our Respect for All Things.4 The Arcturians, whether channeled by Marilyn Raffaele, Brenda Hoffman, Natalie Glasson, or Daniel Scranton, keep reminding us that “all is proceeding according to plan” – that we need to Respect the Process, including Respect for however many Horrible Excess Terrors that Hupers inflict on one another and the Planet in order to make us Aware of Who We Are so We Can Change. These are all Souls volunteering a Lifetime, or a Deathtime, to demonstrate for the rest of us how Callous we All are. We don’t like to watch their Suffering or their Sacrifice, but why don’t we? Because we don’t like those Feelings?

Are we willing to Ask to be connected with the Lifetime where “they” did that to “us” or to our Loved Ones, the Lifetime where we Learned to Hate those Feelings? If we were able to Stand Still for those Emotions, we’d be a lot more likely to stop turning away. We’d see and Honor, even Respect, their Sacrifice, for us, their Hope to get us to stand up and Shout, No More!

  • 1 Mostly dancing around last month’s Stations of Orcus (Oath-Breaking) and Gonggong (Intrusive Memories), and the intervening New Moon that Triggered them both.
  • 2 Mercury (Communication) Stationary (Exaggerated ) till 1:00 am PDT 3 June in 27 Taurus (Artistry) and Saturn (The Most Important Thing) Stationary (Amplified ) till 2:46 pm PDT 4 June in 26 Aquarius (Letting Go of Compulsions). 1:00 am PDT is 9:00 am BST in London and 6:00 pm AEST in Brisbane, all 3 June. 2:46 pm PDT 4 June is 10:46 pm BST 4 June in Britain and 7:46 am AEST 5 June in Eastern Australia.
  • 3 The Most Important Thing (Stationary Saturn) Is that We Become Aware (Stationary Mercury) of our Self-Sabotaging Patterns (26 Aquarius – see below, and…) so We Can Transform Them to Self-Nurturing Patterns (for obvious reasons, I would hope). The and… is that Stationary Saturn Squares, and Stationary Mercury Opposes, asteroid Atropos, which symbolizes Karma which has Expired. It has Let Go of Us; can We Let Go of It? Atropos is Conjunct asteroid Karma, which is Out of Bounds, or Amplified. Asteroid Karma is Retrograde, it’s making its second Conjunction with Atropos, an Exposition, Exposing to us Loud and Clear which Karma has Expired. We have news – it’s All Expired! It’s only us that Clings to it. Why?
  • Because Stationary Mercury is Merged with dwarf planet Sedna (Converting Fear to Power) – we don’t Celebrate Letting Go of Expired Karma because that would leave us with What? The Unknown? We’re Frightened by the Unknown, the Void, but we’re so Conditioned to Believe that 3D is all there is, that we aren’t even Aware of how Lost we’d Feel without that Comforting but Self-Sabotaging Habit. We’ve never Asked ourself, What happened just before we were Compelled to Run that Self-Sabotaging Pattern? What are we Pretending isn’t Happening because we’re Conveniently Ignoring it? We’ve looked the other way so long we don’t even know we’re doing it.
  • What else is Merged with Sedna and Stationary Mercury? Asteroid Hybris (Hubris) – the Ego thinking it’s still In Charge, not even Realizing that the Game Is Up, that it’s time to roll over and play Dead, to make room for whomever is in the wings ready to replace it. The Ego which is thoroughly Identified with that Expired Karma. The Ego which fully Believes that this Dead Karma isn’t Me. I’m not Dead, look, I can pinch myself. Sure, my Karma can Die, more “Power” to it, but that’s not Me. I’m over here. What, I’ve never actually Understood Ego Death? Whatever. What’s Ego Death got to do with Me?
  • 26 Aquarius (https://aquaorfire.net/astrology/inside_degrees/inside_degrees.html#aquarius26): Dragonflies around a stagnant pool. Vicarious experience. Living through others. Collecting data. Knowing what everybody thinks, you put your attention rabidly outside yourself into the collective and its traps and pitfalls. Circulating in the thick of collective karmas. You are cynically fascinated by what is wrong, what is miserable, what is rotten–gathering lessons from the worst. Somewhat taken over by the downward tug of wastage, decadence, the ends of things. Witty and stimulating, provocative and penetrating. But cut off from spirit, you wander in the maze of the cultural intellect, trying to find meaning where there is mostly nothingness.” Again, this is a reading for the Degree, regardless of which planets may be passing through. But again, it fits like a glove!
  • This summary excludes the punchline in Ellias Lonsdale, 360 Degrees of Your Star Destiny, p.365 – “A great lesson in realizing how to follow what is known and no longer doubt it. Doubt is the delay frequency. Conviction begins to erode doubt. Eventually, it all comes home to you that you are free to make your life fit who you are now.” Once we Become Consciously Aware of our untoward Karma or Fate, and Realize that all it takes to Change it is our Will, then it’s off to the dustbin with it, effortlessly, though we do have to be Willing to outsmart its many disguises.
  • 4 Stationary Saturn Opposes asteroid Hopi (Respect for All Things), which is Out of Bounds (Amplified ), and Mercury Squares Hopi, in both the Mercury and Saturn charts.