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Gauntlet XI – Winding Down

April 22, 2018

We’re down to the last day of the April Gauntlet.  The Pluto Station (Changing the Water in the Aquarium we’re immersed in) and the Chariklo Station (Transforming our Concept of Walking in Beauty) are a day and two Degrees apart, so they basically share a chart…

The Stations are complicated by issues of Self-Sovereignty and Action, not to mention a big Challengeto Acknowledge the Truth that our previous Timeline has run its course and, should we Choose to Accept it, our Life will be very Different from now on – or at least from tomorrow on, once the Chariklo Station (6am PDT 23 April) finishes with us.

Once again with astrologuese…

The Stations are complicated by issues of Self-Sovereignty (Lilith) and Action (Mars), not to mention a big Challenge (T-Square, the red triangle) to Acknowledge the Truth that our previous Timeline has run its course and, should we Choose to Accept it, our Life will be very Different from now on (the base of the T-Square is Rebirth/Haumea and Truth/Veritas Opposing Ego Death/Nemesis, Revelation/Eris, and Choice of Timelines/Lachesis) – or at least from tomorrow on, once the Chariklo Station (6am PDT 23 April) finishes with us.

We’ve highlighted should we Choose to Accept it because that’s a key to the whole complex.  Asteroid Lachesis is the “Fate” or Goddess that “measures the length” of a Lifetime or a Timeline (a thematic segment of a Lifetime).  Fate is what happens to us when we Live from the Unconscious.  When we Live from Consciousness, we substitute Choice for Fate.

Pluto is the Big River of Time, the personification of Irresistible Power.  Planets exercise their Strongest Impact when they’re Stationary.  So we can read the Stationary Pluto-Stationary Chariklo-Mars-Lilith Stellium (group of 3 or more planets) as Having the Supreme Confidence (Stationary Chariklo) to Use the Momentum Created by the Current Big Shift in the Flow of Time (Stationary Pluto), to Act (Mars) in Support of Our Willingness to Create Our Own Reality (Lilith).

Remember that our aim here is Consciousness, so we regard Interpretation as much more important than Prediction.  So if you’re thinking, “Shit, I wish I’d have known that ahead of time,” see if you can reframe that to “Oh, okay, I see where I might have Responded Differently.”  However we didn’t Live our Brutus Moment, that’s the Experience that is leading us to Wisdom, to where we might see it as a Mandela Moment instead.

The part about Truth (Veritas)-Rebirth (Haumea) is pretty straightforward.  The Ego Death/Nemesis-Revelation/Eris-Lachesis/Choice Stellium is more complex.  Eris is about Accepting the Revelation of what’s been hitherto Denied.  Nemesis is the Revelation that a Timeline, and the Value System that supported it, has reached a Dead-End.  In the Unconscious, it’s Ended by Punishment.  In Consciousness it’s Ended by Choosing a better Path into the Future.

So when we Face the parts of our Life that are no longer Working and Accept that we have to Let them Go, we’re Liberated into Birthing a New Reality for ourself.

The Big Challenge (T-Square) reveals an Easy Way Out (Trine Bridge, the blue lines) through our Recognition of Unlimited Potential (dwarf planet Chaos).  In other words, we’ll jump forward by thinking in terms of What Do I Really Want in this Lifetime rather than “How Can I Weasel my way out of this Pickle.”

The second Opposition (long red line) in the chart is closely related conceptually as well as astrologically – Fate Herself (asteroid Moira) Opposing Expansion (Jupiter).  As if there’s a simple Dualistic Choice between Unconsciousness (Moira) and Growth (Jupiter).  The fact that the Stations and their Baggage form the Easy Way Out (Trine Bridge) to this Opposition belies that simplicity. 

Unconsciousness is an Addiction, and while Choice is a critical step in Confronting Addiction, it’s only one step of many – ten by one common measure.  We have to Choose Consciousness over and over again until it’s Second Nature to do so (and then we have to Confront that Habit as an Archetype).  We have to Sustain Choice, and we’ll talk about that in a moment.

Then we notice that the Stations are involved in another important, if subtle, Configuration – a “Sextile Fez” (trapezoid).  In any Fez, we want to Pay Attention to the diagonals, in this case…

  • Unlimited Potential (Chaos) Quincunx (Curiosity) to the Stations and their Baggage (Pluto-Chariklo-Mars-Lilith)
  • Growth (Jupiter) Quincunx to Choosing Ego Death (Nemesis-Eris-Lachesis)

The important thing is to Allow the Curiosity to stay Curiosity, and not try to “Figure It Out.”  Figuring It Out creates Knowledge, which may be useful but is never complete or accurate.  Letting it sit as is creates instead Awe and Wonder, which is where we need to be, Awestruck by the unfathomable Miracles that surround us every day, rather than Powerhungry with the Egobound Illusion that we have Dominion here.  So we might PIAVA something like…

  • “I Wonder just how much Power I could Contain if I had the Confidence to Assert Who I Am” – notice we’re “Containing” Power, not “Asserting” it.  Reread Castaneda if you don’t understand how this works.
  • “I Wonder how Growth and Ego Death are Related – like a Crab or a Butterfly perhaps?”

Notice that these are this week’s Quincunxes, therefore this week’s Curiosities.  We’re blessed that astrology isn’t all Quincunxes, leaving us Stoned out of our minds with Awe all the time.  Curiosity and Confusion are twin Feeling States that Western “left-brain” don’t allow to be the Emotions that they actually are, instead co-opting them as Challenges to the Intellect and shutting down their pathways to Intuition and Wisdom.

Then we notice that there is a lovely perfect Five-Pointed Star in the chart, drawn in light purple lines.  That’s called a “Grand Quintile,” as it divides the Zodiac into five equal parts.  Five is the number of Learning and Teaching – we could even refer to it as Curiosity! 

The Quincunx after all if Five Unxes, or five twelfths of the way round the Zodiacal Loop.  The Twelfth Harmonic is Pattern-Breaking.  So Learning to be Present with Curiosity as an Emotion in its own right is a Powerful Pattern-Breaker and a Powerful tool for breaking free of Unconsciousness and our Limiting, Self-Sabotaging Archetypes.

So this time is shown to be a humongous Learning Opportunity.  We’re Learning about the Relationships between the five planets that make up the Grand Quintile.  Remember that while all Learning leaves a permanent Impact, it’s important that we Recognize that this chart is about the Present Moment, not about Eternity.  It’s the Wisdom we gain from Experience that can Work in Time Provinces other than the current one.  The Conclusions we draw in the Present Moment are only as good as they increment our Stash of Wisdom.

The five corners of this Grand Quintile are…

  • Rebirth-Truth (Haumea-Veritas) – This is the most important corner because it cohabits with the Configuration that holds the Stations.  The most valuable Lesson is that Ego Death is just a reboot, not a hard disk crash.  Rebirth is actually a tremendous Gift, because without if we’re stuck in Limbo, in the Void, for a while.  If you think Resisting the Temptation to pigeonhole Curiosity and Confusion is hard, what till you get to spend time in the Void!
  • Unconscious Beliefs (Vesta) – Being Unconscious, these are not generally subject to Choice, so we usually have to approach them through PIAVA.  In this case, the chart will be Exposing many of our Unconscious Beliefs for the ancient scams that they are, perpetrated by the historical equivalent of the St. Petersburg Internet Research Agency
  • Confusion (Neptune) – Ah, there She is.  She should be in here somewhere.
  • Values (Venus) – As our Unconscious Beliefs evolve, so must our Values, though we may not realize it for a while, till all the Contradictions work their way through.
  • Sustaining Commitment to our Mission – To the extent that we can generalize our Individual Missions, it’s fair to say that it’s about Growing our Consciousness, since it’s next to impossible to execute any nontrivial Mission without Growing in Consciousness.  We hinted at this while we were discussing Addiction earlier, and here it is.

Genius, Forbidden, II (or, Don’t Panic!)

March 28, 2018

A Square Fez is a trapezoid with Squares on the non-parallel sides, like the one pictured in the previous post.  We spoke there about the Square (Mastery through Challenge) between Ixion-Vesta (Unconscious Beliefs around our Forbidden Genius) and Chiron (Despair and Miracle). 

The other Square in the Fez links our Boundaries around Fear (Sedna-Pallas) with Truth (Veritas).  Unfortunately, that fits perfectly with Opening to our Held Emotions – Loosening our Boundaries against Fear in our own Bodies in order to face the Truth about how they got there.

A Fez is addressed by Paying Attention to the diagonal Quincunxes (green lines, five Signs).  A Quincunx is about Permanent Curiosity, not the sort of Curiosity that seeks Answers, but the sort that’s akin to Awe and Wonder.  That’s not easy for many of us, as we’re so used to “Figuring It Out.”  Even astrology, after all, is just an attempt to “Figure It Out,” or at least an attempt to Figure Out which direction to head in, if not where to go.

I often think of our Process as navigating on a grid, but heading toward a destination that’s askew to the grid.  Like walking in a town with streets that run north-south and east-west, but trying to get to the northeast.  One block east, two blocks north, one block east, etc.  Oops, a dead end.  Now what.  So we need to check back with our Intuition almost constantly, every other step.  Which is actually an excellent practice, because we might eventually Learn to do just that “automatically.”

The two Quincunxes/Curiosities in the Ixion Fez are…

  • Chiron to Veritas – “You Poor Sweetheart, you may never know the Truth,” so I guess we’ll have to assume that we know part of the Truth, take a step, then check to see if we’re moving closer to it or not.  Remember when you had to Learn Calculus, or Differential Equations?  No?  Lucky you!
  • Ixion-Vesta to Sedna-Pallas – Can we Uncloak our otherwise Unconscious Beliefs by fiddling with the Habitual Boundaries around Fear in our Bodies?  We should probably be careful to insert “Lovingly and Gently” or the like into our PIAVAs, so we don’t Re-Traumatize ourself.

A looong time ago I had a friend who always looked like they were Surprised.  The way they held their mouth, I guess.  They never appeared Stressed, just Surprised.  Always.  They were a fairly undaunted Adventurer, so they knew something I didn’t.  I never Consciously tried to imitate they way the held their mouth, but it happened anyway.  Sometimes when I Feel Numb it still happens, and I can’t help but think of my friend.  Like now.

Since last night’s PIAVAs around the Edges of my Unconscious Held Emotions, I’ve continued to Feel fairly Numb, interrupted by a Dream-like Vision of having an Angry Bear trapped inside my car.  Which, I guess because it was Semi-Conscious (though unsolicited), wasn’t actually scary, though now I Feel Shaky.  Tapping on it, trying not to Close any Opened Portals.  Actually, Shaky is probably a fine Response to this chart, and by now we’re well into the Pholus Station.

The third Challenge (Square) in the Ixion-Station chart is between Venus-Uranus (Aligning our Values with our Soul Self) and Varuna-Aletheia-Mnemosyne (Remembering the Truth about our Life Force).  Well, the Truth about our Life Force is that we won’t Recover it – we won’t be Whole – till we Recover our Forbidden Genius.  So the Challenge is about Sensing the Holes in the Whole.

Now I’ve just noticed that I forgot to draw any lines to Haumea in the Ixion-Station chart, and Haumea (Rebirth) is intimately connected to everyone else there.  For instance…

  • Along with Aligning-Values-and-Soul (Uranus-Venus), Rebirth (Haumea) completes the T-Square (Challenge to Mastery) to Remembering-our-Life-Force (Varuna-Aletheia-Mnemosyne).  Being Reborn into Wholeness sounds a lot easier, actually, than Recovering our Forbidden Genius, though as a T-Square we need to, as Graciously as we can, Accept the Frustration that we can only hope to Encircle our destination, not Reach it.
  • The addition of Haumea Shifts the Great Grace (Grand Trine) between Forbidden-Genius-and-Unconscious-Beliefs (Ixion-Vesta), Aligning-Values-and-Soul (Uranus-Venus), and Truth (Veritas) into an Emphasis on Rebirth (making the Grand Trine into a Kite, not to mention the Finger of God on the Chiron-to-Sedna/Pallas Sextile).  We can read the latter Sextile as Grace and Rebirth will follow from Poor-Sweethearting our Fears.

It’s easy to forget that the “recipe” for Poor-Sweethearting says that the only thing we need to do is to Poor-Sweetheart; then we can just Change the Subject, and let the Miracles unfold.  Once we Shift from Despair to Compassion, the New Perspective will Allow what would otherwise have been Miracles, but if we micromanage the process, our Old Paradigm will Block the Miracles. 

So our best course will probably be to just follow whatever arises, and continue to Poor-Sweetheart any new Pain that comes up.  “You Poor Sweetheart, you’re really Feeling Shaky, aren’t you.”  Yes, I always felt that way while I was growing up, till I was well into my 30s.  Kept my weight down, it did.  The “Wisdom of Insecurity,” Alan Watts might call it.

Then there are the Epiphanies (Mjōlnirs, or Hammers of Thor, where a third planet sits at the Far Midpoint between two planets that are Square)!  A Mjōlnir symbolizes Lightning, or Sudden Illumination.  Each of the four Challenges is the root of an Epiphany (ie, each of the four Squares forms the base of a Mjōlnir)!  A Mjōlnir is composed of two Trioctiles, which are about Rebalancing into Wisdom.  The Mjōlnirs are…

  • The Light from Consciousness of the Edge between Material Confusion and Spiritual Clarity (Juno-Neptune) Shines on the Rebirth of our Life Force (Haumea Square Varuna-Aletheia-Mnemosyne).
  • The Light from our own Ancient Archetypal Patterns (asteroid Karma, which is Stationary, Exact on 8 April) Illuminates the Dance between Realigning our Values and Remembering our Life Force (Uranus-Venus Square Varuna-Aletheia-Mnemosyne).  Our Karma is, after all, a walking talking Hitchhikers Guide to our Universe.
  • The Light from the Realization that The Most Important Thing is Letting Go of our Archetypes (Saturn-Hylonome, with Hylonome slowing down for its 13 April Station) Brightly Illumines the Truth of our Fears (Veritas Square Sedna-Pallas).
  • The Light from our Innate Knowledge of Our Own Mission (North Node) Shines on our Poor-Sweethearting of the consequences of our Childhood Abuse (Chiron Square Ixion-Vesta).

That Feels a lot better.

Capricorn I

March 25, 2018

If we hold the March for Our Lives in one hand, and the Antichrist-Bolton-Pompeo crowd in the other, it’s no contest.  The Future wins, no matter how much damage these Three Stodges and their brown-tongued flunkies can inflict upon the Planet in the interim.  While the Zodiac begins with Aries, most of the Ancients began their year by Praying for Return of the Light, which occurs, when our Prayers are Effective, on the Cusp of Capricorn.

Cusps in astrology are tricky.  Essence switches to its Opposite at Sign changes – Unpredictability to Stability to Change, for instance (Aries-Taurus-Gemini…).  And both Element (Earth, Air, Water, Fire) and Quality (Creative, Stabilizing, Mutating) Change in a consistent but illogical way.  In the Roman Empire, for instance, Winter Solstice was celebrated with Saturnalia, when all of the social rules were turned on their heads.  Quite the opposite of the Saturn we know and love – turned on its head again.

So for instance when we move from Sagittarius to Capricorn, which only takes an instant, we move from Actively Letting Go through Spiritual Fire, to Building with Pragmatic Material Creativity.  A Dizzying Change.  If you were designing a sequence of stages, is this a Transition you would include?  The implication of the Capricorn Cusp is that when you run your Calendar forwards, Spiritual Cleansing is a prerequisite for Manifestation.

We turn our Calendars backwards all the time, whenever we Regress, as we’ve been doing a lot lately – that’s why March has been so Difficult, because we’ve lost many of our Adult Skills as we’ve Regressed to earlier ages without Recognizing it and Adapting to it.  When we run the Calendar backward, Building a Practical Material Nest is a prerequisite for Spiritual Cleansing.

Mars made the Quantum Sagittarius-to-Capricorn Leap a few hours after the 17 March New Moon.  Did you notice that you suddenly went from running around with your blowtorch canceling the Unnecessary, to donning your carpenter’s apron and starting to Build a new Reality from Scratch?

In Dorothy Bryant’s incredible Kin-of-Ata depiction of Winter, the Essence of Capricorn is what we usually call “Buddhist Heaven” – in Buddhist Heaven we’re all seated around a table piled high with a sumptuous feast, but our Elbows are locked.  We can’t reach our mouths with our hands.  We could Pig out directly with our snouts, but the more elegant solution is to Feed One Another.

The Exposure of Facebook as just another Ripoff disguised as a Gift to you is a good example of the Capricorn Cusp – now can we Build something useful to the Planet and its inhabitants, instead of just another 0.0001% scam?  Google won’t be far behind, followed by the GOP.  A ton of Energies are on the Cusp from Sagittarius to Capricorn, including…

  • Focus and Concentration (Saturn) Transitioned near the end of 2017
  • Responsibility (Pholus) made the leap on 20 January
  • Survival (Quaoar) jumped over in early December
  • Energy and Action (Mars) took the plunge a week ago
  • Unconscious Beliefs (asteroid Vesta) will do the deed next week
  • Forbidden Genius won’t get there till February 2020, but it’s knocking on the door already
  • Beginnings (Klotho), Self-Confidence (Chariklo), and Shedding Codependence (Hylonome) are already there
  • Ego Death (Nemesis) crossed the Capricorn Cusp in January 2017, and Self-Love (Sappho) crossed this threshold in November 2017

This is a lot of Power Getting Clear and Coming into the Light, and the three Heaviest of the bunch will Stand Still together next week…

  • Forbidden Genius/Ixion on 27 March (2pm PDT) at 28 Sagittarius
  • Responsibility/Pholus on 29 March (9pm PDT) at 2 Capricorn
  • Survival/Quaoar on 1 April (3pm PDT) at 3 Capricorn

In the middle of this giant Shift comes a Full Moon, on 31 March (5:30 am PDT).  It’s at 11 Degrees of Aries-Libra, so it doesn’t make a Big Angle to the Capricorn Cusp, but it makes a T-Square (Challenge to Mastery) to three Energies that are already in Capricorn: Action (Mars), Focus (Saturn), and Letting Go of Codependence (Hylonome).  Moons often Create the Trigger for more Profound Energy Shifts.

Before we look at those charts, let’s look at what’s probably the most consequential of Capricorn Cusp events of recent Herstory – the Harmonic Convergence.  The most common astroevent to flag the Harmonic Convergence is the Initiation of Saturn by Uranus on 12 February 1988 at 30 Sagittarius.  That’s the birth of the first predecessor to this blog. 

Sagittarius 30 means “The Pope blessing the faithful.”  It was fine in 1988 to look to Outside Authority for Guidance, as many Outside Authorities have been-there-done-that and may offer useful suggestions.  But as we get closer to 5D the only valid Authority is your own Soul.  Expansion (Jupiter), Respect for Diversity (asteroid Hopi), and Investigating Self-Sabotaging Patterns (asteroid Karma) have yet to finish crossing Sagittarius, so they can help us Burn Off any remaining Obeisance that we haven’t Banished yet.

Most of our Codependence was Cleansed by Fire during the passage of Self-Confidence (Chariklo) and Codependence itself (Hylonome) through Sagittarius, the former 2011-2015, and the latter 2007-2015.  If you think about the Major Changes you went through during those years, you can probably find clues about any Authorititis you still need to Heal.  As Conservatives Live and Die by Authority, your Conservative friends may never get to Self-Sovereignty, so don’t waste your Energy trying to convert them, until they come to you asking for help.

Saturn-Uranus is a 44-year Cycle, and we’re now at the 252° point, which is the Waning Tridecile.  That’s a little over half a Sign and three years shy of the Waning Square.  At the Waning Square of any Cycle, the Task at Hand is to Let Go any Attachment we have to the Cycle, as we’re about to Descend into the Void around that Energy.  So we only have about three more years to Cleanse our Self-Sovereignty.

At the Waning Tridecile, we’re Called to Let Go of any Material Advantage that we’ve gained during the Cycle, or since 1988.  Given our position in the “Business Cycle” and the other trends afoot, converting our Material Advantage to Physical Possession of Divisible Hard Assets may be a good direction to move towards.  Hard because you don’t want others to be able to easily claim them, and Divisible because at the very least the taxman and the greengrocer will want some of it.  If you aren’t already growing some of your own Food, it’s past time to start.

When the current historically unprecedented and monstrous Debt Bubble pops (2018?  2019?  2020?), it will make the “Great” Depression look like child’s play.  They’ve already renamed the first “Great” Depression so they could apply the name to the second one, since the first one wasn’t nearly so debilitating as the 1930s.  The older one is now the “Long” Depression, 1873-1896.  

Your “Deposits” with financial institutions are legally Loans to them by you.  Just as you can default on your Loans, so can they.  It’s perfectly legal for them to just confiscate what you mistakenly believe is “your” money that you entrusted to their care.  If you’re lucky they may give you worthless stock in exchange, but only if they’re in a generous mood.  More likely, that will go only to the folks with very expensive lawyers.

It’s late in the Cycle to be studying the Harmonic Convergence chart, but may be worthwhile anyway…

We can call that a “Sailboat” Configuration… 

  • The Bow is Truth (asteroid Alethia) – that’s the general Objective of the Cycle.  It’s on the Cusp of Aries, which is about Beginning a New Journey.
  • Self-Sovereignty (the Uranus-Saturn Initiation itself) is the Rudder; we adjust our course by Letting Go of our Codependence.  It’s on the Cusp of Capricorn; folks in the know were moving from Spiritual Cleansing to Material Construction.  This was S&L Failure days.  It helped a lot if you were already in the 1%.
  • Memories (Mnemosyne) form the Keel; we keep the ship upright by Paying Attention to Recognizing and Embracing our Held Emotions.  This is on the Cusp of Pisces – the Essence of this Cycle is Emotional, as we would expect of any Cycle about Letting Go of Codependence.
  • The crow’s nest, which enables our navigation, is a Stellium (group of three or more planets) composed of Letting Go of Codependence (Hylonome), Endings (asteroid Atropos), and Manifestation (Makemake).  Stellia are complex because they take three or more Energies that we’re accustomed to, and combine them into New Energies that we’re unlikely to Recognize.  So Navigation hasn’t been particularly straightforward since 1988. 

We could interpret the Stellium as Enabling our Creativity by Ending our Reliance on External Authority.  That should allow an increasingly Clear view of the Horizon and the Stars – or an increasingly Clear view of the Truth of our own Self-Sovereignty.  On the Cusp of Virgo, there promises to be a good deal of Ego Death.

While it’s nigh time to Let all this Go so we can Descend Cleanly into the Void, knowing where we’ve been and where we’ve been headed may help us understand where we are and where we’re headed next.  The Big Initiations we’ve recently been through, which will tell us where we’re heading, include…

Bear in mind that after an Initiation the Cycle goes Underground, so don’t expect to hear about these New Energies on Weasel News.  But you can Trust that these Energies are building beneath the surface.  It’s too soon to start a new business that serves the World, but it’s not to0 soon to locate co-conspirators to join to plan new endeavors that aid the other Initiates who are ready to move forward ahead of the pack.  You might even catch up to the teenagers.

For instance, what if you were a lawyer, and starting in the 1970s you developed a secondary specialty in sexual harassment cases.  Gloria Allred did that, and even though the big breakthrough around #MeToo didn’t arrive until recently, she kept up a thriving business keeping the matter in the public eye while it continued to be a very Underground issue.  It takes a lot of Self-Sovereignty to follow a thread through the Underground, but it pays off.  The Demand will be there, just not on Weasel News.

Intuition Olympics 3

February 21, 2018

There’s another interesting Asbolus-Station chart, looking in on the Fifth-Harmonic Angles – a Grand Quintile…

And 85% of a Grand Decile.  The Fifth Harmonic is about what we’re Learning.  It may Amplify or Extend what the rest of the chart shows, or it may indicate something entirely different.  A Grand Quintile is five planets equally spaced around the Zodiac – a graduate degree in one map. 

A Grand Decile is ten planets equally spaced around the Loop.  The Tenth Harmonic is about Fortune.  Not always Good Fortune, but you can Choose that if you’re so inclined and Conscious.

The Grand Quintile of Learning includes…

  • Manifestation – dwarf planet Makemake
  • Truth – asteroid Aletheia
  • Boundaries – asteroid Pallas
  • The Edges of Consciousness – asteroid Juno
  • Active Defense of, or Attack on, our Beliefs – Mars and asteroid Vesta

How many Stories can we make using those terms (or their Opposites) plus some riff on the concept of Learning?  For instance…

  • When we Notice that our Beliefs have been Challenged and we find ourself Defending them, we know that we’re on one of the Boundaries that we use to Protect ourself from Growth in Consciousness.  By Learning to step across that Boundary we can begin to Manifest the Truth about Who We Are and What We Want.

Okay, your turn.  Make several.  Find at least one that’s a Bummer, such as…

  • Our own Beliefs will Attack us when we try to cross the Hard Boundary between the Ego and the Unconscious.  I’m Scared to be Truthful with myself and Confront the Ogre that guards the gate.  In the Fairy Tales there’s usually a Treasure on the other side, hoarded by the Ogre.  It’s probably what I’ve always Wanted but never been able to Manifest.  Sad.

Now turn it around so it’s a Blessing.  The World just Is, whether you Define it as Bummer or Blessing is your Choice.  Choose Blessing.  Remember that Power is never Given, it’s Taken.  Power is the opposite of Victim.

The three extant points on what would be the second Grand Quintile that’s Decile to the first are…

  • The Life Force – dwarf planet Varuna
  • The Authenticity we need to Manifest our Unlimited Potential – the Moon and dwarf planet Chaos
  • The Ability to Interrupt an Archetype – asteroid Lachesis

And Trance Reformation – Pluto, is close to making a fourth.  Pluto actually makes the necessary Biquintile Angle to the Moon.  The Moon symbolizes Authenticity, so we gladly let Pluto be the handle on the Lunar umbrella, and let it Restructure the Programming that causes us to constantly betray our Real Self. 

The missing sixth point in the second Grand Quintile would be around 11 Degrees of Scorpio, “A drowning person is being rescued.”  That fits very well – this Vacancy isn’t in the planetary Configuration, so in order to Complete the Grand Decile (Great Fortune) we need to rescue ourself from drowning in the Undifferentiated Sea of the Unconscious. 

We do that by Noticing the Archetypes that Sabotage us, and Noticing that we have the Power to Choose a Different Action than what our Programming would have Chosen for us.  It’s never too late to start.

Pluto, which also represents Compulsion, is also almost exactly Biquintile to the Intuition Olympics – the Asbolus Station that’s the reason we’re looking at this chart in the first place.  So our Power here lies in Accepting our Intuitions when they tell us that we’re Betraying our Real Self.  If we feel like we’re sleep-walking or stoned or Guilty here, we’re on the right track; we need to be operating from the Artistic and Musical “right brain,” not the Logical and Obedient “left brain.”

Self-Love Eclipse II

January 28, 2018

Marilyn Raffaele reminds us at http://www.onenessofall.com/newest.html that…

Living unconditional love does not mean loving troublemakers in the human three dimensional sense of love as being emotion, attraction, and approval.  You love with Divine love, which means from a conscious realization of their oneness with Source and the reality of their true Divine Nature in spite of any and all appearances to the contrary.

We can extend that to our Self-Love.  She continues…

People or circumstances in your life may seem to hold power over you leading you to believe that you are trapped and cannot move beyond or change something.  Realize that anything you bestow power on, be it person, place, or thing, will continue to hold that power until you and you alone remove it.  Once power is given, it will continue to act as a power maintaining and sustaining whatever issues are involved simply because it continues to be fed and kept alive by belief and fear.

“Know, accept, integrate, and attain the consciousness that the master and all real teachers of truth attained–that God alone is Power.  Because you are creators, you endow things with whatever power they seem to have.  Nothing but the fullness of Divine Consciousness is or ever can be power, for in reality absolutely nothing else exists.  All appearances of duality and separation whether good or bad, are reflections of material sense–conditioned mind interpretations.”

Illusion, in other words.

Last week’s Perfection of Timing (Grand Septile), at https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2018/01/20/timelines/, has evolved back into the sort of Chrysalis Configuration that we saw the week prior (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2018/01/13/times-up-i/), while the Grand Septile was forming.  A Chrysalis invites us to Break Out and Fly.

There are two major foci in this chart of the 31 January (5:30 am PST) Self-Love Total Lunar Eclipse, which occurs just a day after Perihelion, close enough to be considered a “Supermoon.” 

One major focus is Confusion (Neptune) – Material Confusion and Spiritual Clarity.  Its corresponding minor focus is Manifestation (Makemake), advising us that at this Time we’ll Manifest more Easily by Extending our Vibrations, as Dan Scranton’s Arcturian friends often advise us (eg https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2018/01/20/timelines/), rather than using Plan-Execute or other Dynamic Creation techniques.

The other major focus is Letting Go of the False Values which Cement our Karma to us (Venus-South Node).  Ultimately our Values derive from our Heart’s Truth, but they are always subject to intellectual Interpretation.  And many are left over from our Programming.  The combination of Programming and Interpretation can make them Toxic.  Time to Clean them Up.  Your circumstances will show you what needs Revision.  The corresponding minor focus is our Mission (North Node); Aligning our Values with our Mission will accelerate the Planet’s Growth.

Suzanne Lie adds some Perspective…

http://suzanneliephd.blogspot.com/2018/01/you-are-your-fifth-dimensional-self.html

“As your perception of reality begins to and continues to expand, you will be able to consciously perceive higher and higher dimensional versions of reality, as well as those who inhabit those higher realities.

“You may even be surprised to discover that some of these higher versions of reality are quite familiar, and many of the inhabitants of these realities are quite familiar.  Many of them are your ‘childhood imaginary friends,’ or the ‘hidden voice that got you through a difficult time,’ or the ‘invisible one who comforts you when no one else could ever understand.’  In fact, you will also find that many of… the ones who inhabit this reality seem to be sending you love and caring.  You will also, eventually, find the YOU who is resonating to the fifth dimensional octave of your multidimensional self.

“This ‘YOU’ does not have a 3D job, but you DO have a Mission, which is the reason why you took this third dimensional vessel.  This Mission will NOT be a mission for your personal benefit or enhancement, as that would be third dimensional thinking.

“Your higher dimensional self is your Multidimensional SELF, who is NOT bound by third dimensional temptation, sorrows and hard work.  However, within your third dimensional self who faces temptations, sorrows and hard work every day, is [a] VERY brave [self] for ‘splitting off’ from the collective of your Multidimensional SELF to take on the comparatively low frequency third dimensional self.

“Therefore, we remind you that your fifth dimensional, and higher expressions of your Multidimensional SELF, are NOT better than you.  YOU are the courageous ones who left behind our higher frequency expressions of SELF in your higher dimensional Ship or Homeworld, to wear a simple, fragile, third dimensional earth vessel.

“And, why did you come to Gaia’s greatly wounded planet?  You volunteered to take your current earth vessel so that YOU can assist—not with personal ascension, as you are already ascended—but to assist with Planetary Ascension.

“You can remember lives and realities in which you, too, damaged Gaia for your own personal gain.  You can also remember incarnations in which you tried, and failed, to protect dear Gaia from the great harm that humanity has done to her

“One may say, ‘Oh it wasn’t us. It was the weather.’  However, the native peoples have always known of the great power that humanity has to effect the weather.  Every thought and every emotion leaves the consciousness of the beings who dwell on Gaia to influence the reality of that NOW.”

She has more.

Time’s Up I

January 13, 2018

Eris was the Lady who, failing to receive an invitation to the Big Party, tossed a Golden Apple, inscribed “To the fairest of them all,” into the Party, putting the other Big-Name Goddesses at the Party into a long-lasting tither that eventually led to the famed Trojan War.  Eris thus becomes the Goddess of “Discord and Strife,” and  Greek Mythology disses women as jealous and petty.  Once we realize that the Greek Mythos was the literary vehicle that described or proscribed the replacement of the Matriarchy by the Patriarchy, we can understand the motives behind the Myth, and reframe our interpretation of the dwarf planet that bears Eris’s name. 

We’ve Chosen to interpret Eris as the Revelation of what’s been Denied.  Recall though that, contrary to the common use of the word as a thinly veiled insult, Denial is a Healthy process that Protects the Ego from what would otherwise Overwhelm it, until the Ego is ready to deal with it, ie, until Eris comes along.  Since the Ego is in charge of insuring the Survival of it’s Vehicle (which is you or me), Denial is an important Survival Skill.  Till it’s not.

As greater Consciousness Descends onto Planet Earth, or the Earth Ascends into greater Harmony, depending on whom you ask, large portions of what’s been Denied are forcing their way into our Consciousness.  #MeToo, for instance, and now #ShitholePresident.  Imagine a future historian, needing only one source, Twitter.  The Patriarchy was not born overnight.  As Hupers gained more control over their Environment, the underlying Story shifted from Everything-We-Fear to Everything-We-Control, with a corresponding Inflation of the Ego.  Born out of Competition with the Matriarchy, Competition became the Foundation of the Patriarchy.

Which brings us to the Present Moment, where Competition is reaching the Limits of its Utility, and begs to be replaced with Cooperation.  This last week, dwarf planet Eris was at its Strongest (Stationary, Exact 10 January at 2am PST).  Eris is still Traveling with Uranus (our Soul-Self) – they’re less than two Degrees apart, so it wouldn’t hurt to review their Initiation, https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2016/06/03/eris-uranus-new-moon/.

It’s often said that “Timing is Everything,” and we agree.  If you’re in the Right Place at the Right Time, everything can fall into place Effortlessly – one of the reasons why we put such a heavy emphasis on PIAVAing – the Masculine Dynamic Creative Process can Manifest a lot, but unless Complemented by excellent Intuition and Flexibility, it can be consummately Destructive, as our Planet is Witnessing.  On the other hand, the Feminine Magnetic Creative Process, which we abbreviate as PIAVA, is capable of “Controlling” (actually, Coordinating) many variable far beyond the scope of the Dynamic Process.  (See https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava-review/ to review PIAVA).

For instance, many are Dynamically Manifesting Abundance, which as Catherine Ponder remind us (in The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity), means Having Enough to Share.  But can we Dynamically Manifest Abundance that Benefits All Sentient Beings?  Not so Easy to even Plan, let alone Do.  But it’s Easy to PIAVA – for example, “Ganeshi my Love, please Remove All Obstacles to Manifestation of Abundance for All Sentient Beings.”  Sure, you can scoff at that as silly, but what if everyone made that Prayer every day.  How the World would Change relative to everyone Competing to take their own Abundance away from Others.

A major Hindrance to Manifesting Magnetically is that our own Limiting Beliefs will prevent us from Noticing when key portions of our PIAVA fall into place, because our Limiting Beliefs block our Intuition.  As we’ve explained many times, we circumvent that using the Change-the-Subject and Pay-Attention elements of PIAVA, Poor-Sweethearting, and Tapping, in order to Let Go of our Limiting Beliefs and Karmic Archetypes.  A huge part of our Intuition and our Manifestation is Timing.  Being in the wrong place at the Right Time, or the Right Place at the wrong time to Notice and Receive our Blessing, does us no good.

In astrology, Timing is governed by the Seventh Harmonic.  It represents what Don Juan meant when he was always telling Grasshopper Castaneda to “Save his Energy.”  The Tarot equivalent is The Chariot – Stillness and Motion.  The Essence is that Movement is necessary, but it’s wasted if it’s not at the Right Time in the Right Place.  We don’t often see the Seventh Harmonic (multiples of one seventh of the Zodiacal Loop, or 51½ Degrees, the “Septile”) very often, and Configurations or Combinations of Seventh-Harmonic Angles are even rarer. 

Of course the main reason we don’t see it is because it’s not a multiple of the thirty Degrees that the Zodiac is divided into – it’s Easy to Notice the alignment between ten Degrees of Leo and ten Degrees of Libra, a lot harder to Notice that ten Degrees of Leo are also aligned with two Degrees of Libra.  However, the software I use tallies Septiles, so I watch for Septile Configurations in every chart I draw.  Of all the charts I publish in this diary, not many include Septile Configrations.

All of which is only an introduction to this week’s Energy; the chart of the 10 January Eris Station we mentioned earlier features a Strong Seventh-Harmonic Pattern, drawn here in purple…

A “Grand Septile” consists of seven planets equally spaced around the Loop; here we have five of the seven, which form their own Pattern.  Recognize the shape, even though it’s “upside down”?

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Let’s call this Configuration a Chrysalis, and in the process preserve the implication of  Imminent Transformation. 

There’s a clear emphasis on the “top” (which on the chart here is pointing down), a Pluto-Sun-Venus or Mandatory-Essence-Values Stellium (which means a Group of three or more planets).  Mandatory-Essence-Values.  That’s pretty heavy, and certainly applies to #MeToo – we Need to Focus on the Essence of our True Values, and quit Denying the constant Violations of it.  And it’s been a major emphasis of the International critiques of #ShitholePresident.

There are three purple wedges here, which are Septile Yods.  A Yod or Finger of God is the astrological equivalent of ACHTUNG! – “PAY ATTENTION!”  In the Seventh Harmonic it means Pay Attention to the Timing here, or quite literally, when combined with an Eris Station, Time’s Up!  for that Denial.  One of the Septile Yods points to the Pluto Stellium at the “head” of the Chrysalis. 

The other two Septile Yods point to the base of the Chrysalis – these are the Foundations of the Shift in Timing…

  • Dwarf planet Chaos says that It’s Time to Expand Waaay Beyond What You’re Accustomed To!
  • Ceres-North Node says that It’s Time to Make Your Mission on the Planet in the Lifetime the Permanent Focus of your Attention!

Which leaves the two “Shoulders” of the Chrysalis, which we can consider to be the Supporting Cast of the Change…

  • Neptune says that It’s Time to Avoid Material Confusion by shifting our Perspective to the Spiritual – or of course by Rejecting the mind’s attempts to Analyze the source of our Confusion, and Accepting it as an Emotion in its own Right, one that we need to just Sit With and Feel, without trying to Change it.  Confusion is the first stage of Growth.
  • Asteroids Vesta and Karma in combination tell us that It’s Time to Let Go of the Unconscious Archetypes that have been running our Life so far.  We’ve been writing about that in many recent posts.

The Initiation of Vesta by Karma occurred at 11am PST on 8 January, in 27 Scorpio, “A military band marches noisily on through city streets.”  Notice that it’s not at War, but it is trained for Warfare, and making a Statement loud and clear – It’s Time to stop letting your Unconscious Karmic Beliefs run your Life, and celebrate it with noisy fanfare; It’s Time to Speak Up when we Witness Discrimination or Abuse!

We can peek at the Future of our Emergent Butterfly by looking at the other tight Conjunctions and Sign Changes in the chart that aren’t related by Angle to the Septiling planets…

  • Pholus Initiates Klotho 9 January (5am PST) in 30 Sagittarius – “The Pope blessing the faithful”; A New Timeline for our sense of Responsibility.  Not about Blame, but about what we’re Willing to Respond to.  It’s Time to use our Spiritual Authority to Actively Reinforce Inclusive Behavior and Discourse.
  • Quaoar Initiates Klotho 13 January (8am PST) in 1 Capricorn – “An Indian chief claims power from the assembled tribe”; a New Timeline for our sense of Ultimate Authority, which flows from the Heart.  It’s Time to Recognize that we have the Political Authority to Speak our Truth.  Don’t worry about whether or not it’s Accepted by others; Truths that are Ready to Overcome Denial by the Collective will be Accepted, others will wait patiently, but your Voice is a Vote in the Consensus-Building Process.
  • Hylonome Initiates Lilith 1 February in 10 Capricorn – “An albatross feeding from the hand of a sailor”; It’s Time to Let Go of Inhibitions to our Self-Sovereignty and Fully Support Cooperation over Competition.
  • Sappho is moving from Capricorn into Aquarius – We’ve been Focused on the Practical and Private elements of increasing our Self-Love; now It’s Time to Extend our Self-Love into our Relationship with our Community by Speaking our Truth Out Loud.
  • Klotho is moving from Sagittarius into Capricorn – The New Timelines we’ve been Creating recently have been about Letting Go of Inhibitions; now It’s Time to Use our Newfound Clarity to Help to Fix What’s Wrong.

Never forget that the First Rule is Safety First.  Everyone will be trying to outshout everyone else, including the Racists and Bigots.  You don’t need to be Bullied, and it’s okay to Step Back rather than Argue.  Say your Peace and step toward those who are Speaking in Alignment with you.  Hupers can’t resist gravitating toward what’s Popular, so gradually people who aren’t fully Committed to their Truth will drift over toward a different Truth, to try that on to see if it suits them better. 

As Groups form, those Committed to False Truths will gradually Feel their Shame and step down, either recanting or disappearing.  The Sociopaths will keep Shouting, but they’ll end up Friendless on their soapbox Shouting into the Wind.  The Truths that are Ready for their Time will come forth.  You don’t need to Force them, just to Let Your Own Truth be Known, in a Safe manner.

We’ll talk about Ego Death, and its impact on apparent Safety, in the next post when we talk about the rest of the Eris-Station chart.

 

 

New Province IV – P.S. 2018c

January 1, 2018

It’s rare that a chart focuses on the Fifth and Eighth Harmonics, like the one in the previous post does.  We haven’t covered the other Harmonics yet, but the sheer number of Quintile and Octile Angles in that chart is unusual.  That tells us that we have a lot to Learn, and a lot of Adjustments to make, to bring ourselves into Alignment with the New Energy that’s bathing our Planet.

The chart pictured in the previous post also includes a strong Mjōlnir, or Thor’s Hammer.  We prefer the Norse term Mjōlnir, because it emphasizes the Lightning aspect of Thor’s tools, more than the Sledge aspect.  Like the Vedic Vajra that preceded it, Mjōlnir emphasizes Indestructibility and the Power of the Light to destroy Darkness.  An astrological Mjōlnir is formed by a third planet at the far Midpoint of a Square (two planets three Signs apart), or two planets Trioctile to the third planet.  In alignment with our interpretation of the Trioctile as Insight, and with the Lightning aspect of Thor’s Hammer, we interpret a Mjōlnir as Epiphany.

The Mjōlnir in the 1/1/2018 chart is focused on Fear (Sedna), wrapping around the base of our Ego-Death (Nemesis) Challenge (T-Square).  The base of the Mjōlnir is a Challenge to Let Go of Impediments to Truth (Veritas-Atropos Square to Sun-Venus-Hylonome).  The astrological Square represents a Challenge to Mastery, and a productive Response to a Square is a patient Exploration of all sides and extremes of the Issue marked off by the planets on each end.  A more common Reaction to Squares is Frustration, as we try to approach it as a Problem to be Solved, rather than an Issue to be Studied.  A Square is like a graduate seminar – it’s not about finding right Answers, it’s about exposing useful Questions and Powerful new Pespectives.

Here the Issue is comprised of Atropos (Chosen or Fated Ending of a Timeline), Veritas (Truth), Hylonome (Codependence or Liberation therefrom), and Venus (Values), with the Sun serving as an exclamation point.  To find the Heart’s Truth (Veritas) we need to experiment with Detaching from our Identification with our Values (Venus-Hylonome), and experiment with Relaxing our Grasp on our intellectual understanding of what we think of as Fact (Atropos-Veritas). 

The Antichrist embodies this apparent Conflict as a demonstration for us.  He selects his Facts to suit his Values, and has no apparent Intention to Choose to End that Timeline.  With Atropos, Difficulty arises when the Timeline comes to its natural, “Fated” End, so Choice is no longer an option.  We could Choose to interpret this Square as the Antichrist’s Certainty being exposed as a Con, but that’s only one of many possibilities.  An important subtlety is that every Heart and Soul has its own unique Heart’s Truth.  Right and Wrong is a Teaching mechanism, not an aspect of Reality.

So the Mjōlnir tells us that the crux of these Issues is about Fear, and that this year we’re likely to have Epiphanies about our Relationship to Fear.  Do we use Fear to Define our Values?  To Resist Ending Attachment to an Archetype or other Timeline?  Do we Respond to Fear as an Opportunity to add Breathing and find Excitement?  That sounds almost blasphemous, doesn’t it, as if we’re supposed to Respect Fear as the acceptable Boundaries of the inviolate Ego.  Well, this is the base of a Challenge (T-Square) to Ego-Death (Nemesis), isn’t it.

We haven’t mentioned here the other end of the base of the T-Square, the Opposition to Sedna.  That’s the Vesta-Hopi-Karma Stellium, in itself a Challenge to Confront the Emotions we can’t tolerate (asteroid Karma), Let Go of our Limiting Beliefs (Vesta), and come to Respect for All Things (Hopi).  Now that is Scary, isn’t it.  That brings us right up against Destruction of our own Safety net, our current Ego, how we Define ourself to ourself, and probably to others as well. 

Ever use the phrase “I’m not one of those people who…” or an equivalent?  Finishing that sentence gives you a list of your Limiting Beliefs, which can be traced to your Held (Resisted at all costs) Emotions.  Facing, Poor-Sweethearting, and ultimately Embracing those Emotions will Liberate the Skills we need to pursue our Mission in the Lifetime. 

Full Moon Scramble IV

December 5, 2017

You’ve undoubtedly noticed that the 3 December Full Moon chart is quite busy, peppered with nine out of twelve “corners” or points within a few Degrees of the 12-Degree Full Moon.  (We always round UP to the next Degree – 11:00 is expressed as 11 Degrees, but 11:01 through 11:59 is expressed as 12 Degrees; to make sense of this, consider that Aries 0:21 is in the first Degree of Aries.)  We’ve often seen this sort of Pattern busy-ness, but it’s usually been in the 20-30-Degree range.  The latest example was the most recent New Moon (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/11/18/scary-new-moon/).  That chart has eight “corners” in it – that is, eight of the twelve Signs were activated within a few Degrees of the 27-Degree New Moon.

Well, this is significant, because we often promote the Trioctile Angle as a signifier of Insight – the Trioctile is three eighths of the way ’round the Loop, and the Eighth Harmonic implies Rebalancing while the Third Harmonic means Love with Wisdom.  So the Trioctile Guides us toward Adjusting our trajectory so it’s more Aligned with the Directions we’re Intending to go.  The Trioctile is 4½ Signs, and since half a Sign is 15 Degrees, 4½ Signs from the 12-Degree Full Moon is 27 Degrees of the Signs that are appropriately distant.  So with many 12ish Degrees and many 27ish Degrees Lit Up, we can expect to Encounter a lot of Trioctiles, and hence a lot of Insights.

While our major emphasis in astrology is on the Angles between planets, there are so many of those (one for each pair of planets) that we focus on Configurations – where the Angles form a familiar Pattern and sum to 360 Degrees, which fills the Circle.  The Configuration that results from two adjacent Trioctiles is the Mjölnir, which is two Trioctiles that join on one end, and on the other end are separated by three Signs (a “Square”).  Since a Square represents a Challenge (to Mastery of course), Insights about how to Respond to it are always welcome.  So we consider the Mjölnir to represent Epiphany.

And with lots of planets near 12 Degrees and lots of planets near 27 Degrees, we have to Expect many Epiphanies.  What do we actually find in this Full Moon chart?  Eight Mjölnirs, eight Epiphanies.  That’s Exciting…

The red lines are of course the Squares, and the ghostly metallic lines the Trioctiles. How do we read them?  The planet at the tip of the Mjölnir triangle is a likely messenger to deliver Insights about Frustrations that the Squares create.  Let’s start with a relatively simple example…

  • The Square from Moon to Orcus, both Trioctile to Juno.  The Square tells us that we’re Challenged (Square) to Align our Vows and Promises (Orcus, which is Stationary, or Strong) with our Passion for WhatWeWant to Manifest (Moon).  Since we are Co-Creators or Manifesters by nature, when we have Blocks to Manifestation – for instance Vows of Poverty or Chastity or Revenge, perhaps Past-Life – we need to move the Blocks out of our Field.  The Mjölnir tells us how, in this case by Expanding our Consciousness (Juno symbolizes the Growing Edges of our Consciousness).

There are lots of way to Expand our Consciousness.  For instance, we could take Inventory of what we Judge as Unworthy, Intuitively Choose one (by Pendulum or dart or coin-toss for instance, if one doesn’t jump out at us), and then PIAVA what it would take to Extend our Unconditional Love toward what we’ve been Judging.  PIAVA is important here, because the Edges of our Consciousness are well Defended by the Ego, and normal thought processes will steer us away from Breakthroughs that will actually Expand our Consciousness.

If Epiphany isn’t forthcoming on its own, it would be an excellent time to PIAVA Insights into what Blocks our Manifestation.

Orcus, whose Station is Exact 8 December (8pm PST), extends this Full Moon.

The other seven Mjölnirs or potential Epiphanies…

  • Blocks to WhatWeWant to Manifest that seem to be “Fated” or caused by circumstances beyond our Control, or which make us Believe that it’s not Possible to Manifest WhatWeWant (Moon Squaring Lachesis-Neptune); Watch for Actions that are completely out of Character, and which may not seem related to What We Want to Manifest (Mars-Haumea, or Birth of New Actions), and Indulge them. 

Let’s pick an example at random – suppose we Want Community, and we get a sudden urge to start a Garden (which we’ve never done), and then when we go shopping for a shovel we happen to meet folks who make Community around Gardening.  It will be important for the next several weeks to Trust unfamiliar urges – the Weirder the better.

  • Issues of Trust, Confidence, or Self-Love that interfere with WhatWeWant out of Life (Eurydike Squaring Sappho-Chariklo); Watch for apparently-unrelated Fear that arises, seemingly out of nowhere (Sedna). 

The more out-of-the-blue the Fear, the more likely it is to apply.  When Fear Overwhelms us, we’re usually Motivated to get Grounded again as soon as we can, by Tapping for instance.  That allows us to distinguish Present-Moment Danger from Regressions, and to Choose appropriate Actions, if any.  But in this case, seemingly-randomly-sourced Fear is our Intuitive Vehicle, and we want to ride it rather than Control it. 

We “ride” Fear by first locating it in our Body.  If it’s Diffuse, just pick a place where it appears to be more Intense than elsewhere.  Put All of your Attention directly into the center of that place, and hold it there.  When your Attention Wanders, no Judgment, just bring it back.  When the Intensity or location of the Fear Changes, you’ve succeeded.  You can keep following it if you want, or if it’s dissipated, you can just Change the Subject. 

This sort of Focused Attention is like a Poor-Sweetheart; other than relaxation of the Emotional Charge, you won’t notice immediate “results,” ie, your Fairy Godmother may not appear in the flesh.  However, you will have Changed, and when you Change, the Universe Changes.  Not just because the atom of the Universe that is you has Changed, but because the Universe that you see is a Mirror for Who You Are.  For instance, you may have started this process Believing that you would never be able to do public speaking because you are too shy.  But then, a week afterward, you find yourself speaking in public and enjoying it.  You may not even remember that you used to eschew it.

And by the way, this Focused-Attention process works very well for any sort of Discomfort in your Body.  Try it while you’re waiting for a dental appointment for your next infected root canal, for instance, or while waiting in the emergency department to get your next broken bone set. 

Get the idea?

  • The Desire to Act Differently, to Do New Things, or just to Be Someone Else, abrogated by a Little – or Loud – Voice telling you “You cannot do that, it breaks all the rules you learned in school” (Juno Square Mars-Haumea); Watch for what you’re Inspired to Create, and put your Attention into Creating that (Moon), rather than Focusing on the stalemate between your Wants and your Stops.

After a while you can pause and just Sit Still for a while, and look to see if your Little Voice is still as Insistent.  You may even Discover that what you’ve Created has satisfied your Desire and for the Moment completely bypassed your Stops.

  • Great Difficulty Setting Boundaries that Allow you to Be your True Self All of the Time, abetted by our Programming that we have to be “Nice” or the Sky will fall, and our Programming that it’s not Safe to be Completely Vulnerable (Juno Square Uranus-Pallas-Moira); Watch for subtle reminders of Promises or Vows that you have made in the current Lifetime or others (Orcus, which is Stationary).

This is a Biggie that we’ve been struggling with since 2012 or before, as we’ve Striven toward Yintegrity – toward Doing what we Feel Like Doing, Moment to Moment, instead of Doing what we said we would do or Doing what’s “right” according to someone else’s Rules.  Yintegrity is an important part of the Unconditional Trust in our Intuition that we need in order to step into 5D.

  • Places in your Life where you Habitually “Live a Lie,” where you are Compelled to Act in ways that you’ve been forced to Learn, rather than ways that are Natural to Who You Really Are (Sun Square Orcus, which is Stationary); Watch for any Discomfort around Boundaries (Uranus-Pallas-Moira).  You’ve always felt this Discomfort, you’ve just never really Noticed it before.

One of the simplest examples might be what you Habitually say when someone asks you “How are you?”  You might still say the same thing, but then you might catch yourself wishing you’d been more explicit or more Honest or more Vulnerable.  If that happens, don’t Hesitate to say “Wait a minute, Let me turn off the autopilot!  I’m really…” – and then go ahead and Be more explicit or Honest or Vulnerable.

There are two Stellia (groups of three or more planets) involved that make the rest of this really complicated…

  • You know Exactly what you Need to Do, but you Hesitate because your Programming doesn’t Believe you’ll be Safe if you Do it (Mnemosyne-Aletheia Square to Jupiter-Vesta-Hopi-Karma, with Mnemosyne Stationary); Imagine yourself Doing what you Need to Do, and Feel your Fear about Survival, then when you’re in the thick of it, Poor-Sweetheart yourself (Chiron).

This one’s tricky because you have so many Masters in the Unconscious.  There is the Master that Demands that you Grow, the Master that defines the Edges of Safety for you, the Master that Condemns your Lack of Unconditional Love, and the Master that reminds you of all the places where you Believe yourself to have Failed, and reminds you of all the “Lessons you’ve Learned” from those Failures. 

Of course that’s all Krap, there are no Failures, only Experiences, and those aren’t “Lessons,” they’re Unconscious Limitations.  And how can you Condemn a Lack of Unconditional Love – you can only Unconditionally Love any Lack.  The Edges of Safety are only what keeps the Ego from Growing, and no one Grows from Demands, only from Surrender.  All of which arguments are Meaningless because they’re just words. 

You have to go in there and Merge with each Master, Feel their Power, then move your Identity to Yourself as their Slave and Feel your own Powerlessness under their Control.  Then Poor-Sweetheart yourself.  Then wait a day, and do the same with the next Master.  You might well find more Masters than the four I’ve mentioned.

Now the Biggie…

  • By Galactic Order, your Planet is Raising Her Vibration.  It’s not Forced, it’s an Order that She Rejoices under, because She knows it’s the Culmination of the current stage of Her Evolution.  As atoms of Her Essence, like it or not our own Vibration is Rising as well, requiring a lot of Adjustments.  Our task is to Avoid being Victim to these Adjustments (Chiron Square to Ixion-Saturn-Mercury-Pholus-Quaoar-Galactic Center); For this one we tune our Mindfulness to Honestly Being Fully Present with the Memories and Emotions that arise (Mnemosyne, which is Stationary, and Aletheia). 

The Eighth Harmonic itself is all about Adjustments and Rebalancing, and these Mjölnirs are well tempered with Grace from their fusion with the Third Harmonic. 

Mnemosyne’s Exact Station 6 December (3pm PST) represents an Extension of this Full Moon, and these Memories, and being Fully Present (Aletheia) with the Emotions they Evoke, are Key to Acknowledging our Rising Vibration.  What Memories?  Subtle, aren’t they.  If they weren’t on the Edge of Awareness we’d have Faced them long ago.

Know anyone who is dying, or has recently died?  What Emotions does that Evoke, and more important, what Emotions does it not Evoke because you’re Programmed to Suppress them?  These “Held,” or Suppressed Emotions, are the currency of Enlightenment.  The more successfully we’ve Suppressed them, and the longer we’ve Suppressed them, the less Awareness we have of them.  If they’re still invisible to you, PIAVA that they contact you, Lovingly and Gently.

Once they Arise, or if they’re already Present and clinging to us like Slugslime, our task is to Embrace them Lovingly.  We can use Focused Attention on them to our advantage.  Remember that Love is Soft and Warm, while Fear is Cold and Hard.  Find them in your Body and Soften them, Warm them.  You can’t wash or rub off Slugslime, but there’s a trick – Grass will take it off.  Which is the clue – bare feet or a butt (sure, bare is better, but optional) on the Earth, especially with your back to the trunk of a Tree, will Drain slimy Emotions (and their dis-ease counterparts) rapidly.  Lying on your back on the Earth, facing the Sky works well too.

Let’s disassemble that Square…

  • Dwarf planet and Centaur Chiron tempts us to Respond as Victim, and the Antidote is Poor-Sweethearting ourself.  If you’re new to the Feminine Perspective, we talk about Poor-Sweethearting at https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/05/11/poor-sweethearting/.  You can also look it up in the Categories list.  The “Centaurs” orbit between Jupiter and Neptune, with orbits of about fifty years.
  • Dwarf planet and Plutoid Ixion symbolizes our Forbidden Genius.  There is a part of us that is so Magnetic and so Bright that our Programmers felt the need to make us Ashamed of it, so it wouldn’t blind them.  We’ve been working to Recover this part of ourself for a while now.  If you haven’t unchained yours and invited them up out of the Dungeon yet, there’s still time.  Focus on What You’d Never Do In Public even in a million-dollar bet.  That’s what needs your Unconditional Love.  This part of every one of us is mandatory for our 5D Community.  The “Plutoids” orbit between Neptune and Sedna, with orbits in several to many hundreds of years.
  • Saturn symbolizes The Most Important Thing.  When Saturn is Lit Up we’re being Asked to Let Go of all of our fallbacks, and put All of our Attention on Priority Number One.  If you aren’t sure what that is (it should be Intuitively Obvious), PIAVA Guidance.  Hint: it’s about all of the things in this list.  If you don’t know Lady PIAVA, you can find out about her at https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava-review/.
  • Mercury stands for Awareness.  Here’s one artificial aid…

  • Dwarf planet and Centaur Pholus means Responsibility.  That means Being Responsive to, it doesn’t mean Being Blamed for.  Blame is about assigning Guilt about the Past.  Responsibility means taking charge of improving Future Outcomes.  Eliminating all Blame from our intellectual and Emotional Reality is another mandatory prerequisite for Enlightenment and 5D.

  • Dwarf planet and Plutoid Quaoar (“Q” for short on the chart) represents our Survival Instincts.  We Regress or Ignore them at our peril – as many in the US are doing.  No Blame; they’ll get theirs.  He who farts in church sits in their own pew, as the old saying goes.  Just move to the other side of the church.
  • “GC” in the chart stands for “Galactic Center.”  That’s Sagittarius A, the Black Whole around which our Galaxy revolves.  Galactic Headquarters.  We’ve talked at length about how Fate and Free Will are a Duality, an Either/Or, which betrays their status as an intellectualization rather than a Reality.  So it’s not like it is in the Space-War movies.  The Human intellect is Dual, Reality is Unitary and Multifarious.  We Create our own Future by becoming Conscious of our Choices, by Letting Go of the Archetypes that bind us to Habitual knee-jerk Behavior and betray our Presence in each Moment (Again, see Arrival, above).

If you’re thinking “My God that’s a Lot!!!” you’re right on track.  This is the Plot, and as Overwhelming as it is, it’s easy to lose.  See how long you can Avoid Victimhood.

Full Moon Scramble III

December 3, 2017

Let’s talk about the “Fingers of God” in the Full-Moon chart next.  There are four of them.  In general, Fingers of God are admonitions to “Pay Attention to These!” namely, the planets at the apices (or apexes) of the green wedges in the chart.  You know that we make a Big Deal about Wonder – Curiosity without a Compulsion to view it as a puzzle needing a solution.  The green lines in our charts symbolize Wonder and Curiosity. 

When two of these green lines converge into a wedge, that makes a Finger of God.  Each green line connects planets that are five twelfths of the way ’round the Zodiac from one another.   The Twelfth Harmonic is about Pattern-Breaking, and the Fifth Harmonic is about Learning.  So Five Twelfths is about Learning to Break Patterns – Learning to Liberate ourself from Limitations, Archetypes, Karma, Blockages, Resistance to Held Emotions and Forbidden Genii, and all manner of Self-Sabotage. 

If we approach Learning with the “Left Brain” using our Dynamic or Masculine Creativity, we usually seek an Answer to our (intellectual) Curiosity.  While this can break us out of places where we’re Stuck, it doesn’t often Transport us to entirely new ways of seeing the World.  It’s great for Incremental Progress, not as Powerful for Startling Innovations.  If on the other hand we use our Magnetic or Feminine Creativity, we seek Wonder.  If we then succeed in Changing the Subject, we may well be subsequently Graced with Intuitions and Insights that Expand our Consciousness.

We’ve already talked about the foci of three of the Fingers of God…

  • The Moon, which is not only a Supermoon Full Moon, but Authentic Change is emphasized in many different ways in this chart.
  • Aletheia-Mnemosyne, facing the Truth of the Memories that arise in the context of the Ego Deaths (Nemesis) we’re likely to encounter as we break through the blizzard of deep Limitations which are likely to move more Clearly into our Consciousness (the Jupiter-Vesta-Hopi-Karma Stellium in Scorpio).
  • Neptune-Lachesis (Realizing that We Have the Power to Transform our “Fate”), which,  Opposing Orcus (Pattern-Breaking), forms the perpendicular in the Grand Cross (Big Motivation) with the Full Moon itself.

Which leaves the fourth Finger of God, which points at the only corner of the Full-Moon chart that we haven’t mentioned at all so far.  This is the approaching Initiation of Sappho (Self-Love) by Chariklo (Self-Confidence).  We mentioned earlier (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/11/16/nightmares-of-abuse-et-al/) the Gauntlet of Initiations that Sappho has been undergoing.  The Sappho-Chariklo Initiation will be Complete 10 December (12am PST) in 13 Capricorn, “A fire worshiper meditates on the ultimate reality of existence.

That’s pretty intense.  Do we Love ourself enough to be Unconditional about our Self-Confidence?  Are we Confident enough in our Self-Love that we can make it Unconditional?  That’s what the 3½-year Sappho-Chariklo Cycle is about.  We’re certainly all Fire (Spirit) Worshipers, right?  So we will definitely enjoy Meditating on the Ultimate Reality of Existence for the next 3½ years, won’t we.  And we know that the Ultimate Reality of Existence is Unconditional Self-Love, don’t we.

 

Surrendering to the Unknown IV – Equinox

September 21, 2017

Being relatively close in both Time and Degree, the September Equinox chart echos the Hylonome-Juno Initiation chart (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/09/21/surrendering-to-the-unknown-ii/).  The Main Effect is again the Self-Love Challenge (Sappho T-Square), but this time Endings (Atropos) and Abuse (Nessus) have fallen out of the equation, leaving just Values (Venus) and Intrusive Memories (OR10) in the base of the T-Square. 

Our Values can be very strong, but they can be determined by our Programming more than our Heart.  The Question here is, do our Values stand up to the Test of Self-Love when they’re assaulted by Mindstuff full of Big Bummers?  Even PTSD-quality Bummers?  Are we, as Dan’s Arcturian friends in the previous installment suggested we might be, still running Evasion Tactics to hold our Bummers at arm’s length?  What exactly Triggered your Lust for that last piece of Chocolate?  When our Archetypes are embedded in Habits so deep that they rival Breathing, just locating them is tough, let along Letting these old friends Go.  They once saved our ass; don’t we still owe them tribute?

The Equinox itself Conjoins another upcoming Test, a Test of the Clarity of our Perception (the Makemake-Vesta Initiation, Squaring the Equinox).  There are Secret 5D Levers embedded all over 3D “Reality.”  If we can see them, Manifesting What We Want is Effortless.  If we can’t see them, it may be Impossible instead.  The Secret Levers lie behind the Blind Spots in our Consciousness.  Whatever is Hardest for you to Create, is Easy for someone else.  You probably Envy them.  But they may have great Difficulty Creating what you can Conjure in your sleep. 

It may take three or four or more of you to complete your Envy circle.  Joe may be Abundant in Money but Scarce in Love.  Abigail might be Secure about Food but Suffer from perennial Pennilessness.  Louise might be Anxious about her Health but never Lacking for Love.  Carlos might Worry about Food but Enjoy Good Health.  The four of you, if you could get past Envy and Greed, would make a very Strong Community.   You’d make an even better Team of Archetype-Busters.  If Abigail and Joe put their heads and Hearts together, they might be able to Identify Abigail’s Money-Scarcity Archetype. 

That would take a lot of Neutrality, but it would produce Results at least part of the time.  Of course, there may be no relationship between the Archetypes behind Joe’s good Money Karma and Abby’s desperate Need, but they still may have much to teach one another.  Good Karma is an Archetype too.  It’s a lot more fun than the alternative, but positive Archetypes cloud our Vision too.  If you take your good Karma for granted, or Fear for its Loss, in the final analysis it may not really be so good.

The worst kind of Despair is Unconscious Despair – when we no longer even Dream about What We Want because we really no longer Believe that it’s Possible.  We get to this place when we lose all contact with our Forbidden Genius, who may have been exiled for Lifetimes.  There is always a trace somewhere.  When you’re drowsy, what Daydreams slip in unbidden?  You may already have Dismissed them by the time you would Notice them.  PIAVA that you can see them again, Lovingly and Gently.

The Life Force (Varuna) Finger of God has now attracted a crowd – Sustainability, Truth, and more Memories (Ceres-Aletheia-Mnemosyne).  Now we are invited to follow not just Enlivening Energy, but the sort of Truly Sustainable Enlivenment that we can actually Remember.  Maybe a moment, soon lost, in your current Lifetime, that rang a bell?  Maybe a vague recurring Dream of Lemuria?

We haven’t talked about the Unxes – “Unx” means one twelfth, the Twelfth Harmonic, which is about Pattern-Breaking.  We draw them as short green lines, and in the Equinox chart we get five of them.  Since Stepping Free of our Archetypes is definitely Pattern-Breaking, the Unxes are like our infantry.  These are…

  • Self-Love and Survival Instinct from Deep Within (Sappho Unx Quaoar-Galactic Center) – We need to remember maxims like “Selfish is Self-Loving” and “Abundance is Having Enough to Share” and “Don’t Betray your Gut to Please someone else.”
  • Self-Love and our Creative Instinct (Sappho and the Moon) – You’re on a Mission here (Moon in Scorpio); don’t fall for Distractions.
  • Creative Instinct and Breaking Through our Limiting Beliefs about What We Can Create  (Moon and Sun-Vesta-Makemake) – Once you Identify and Notice a Limiting Belief, Trust that you already do know exactly how to Liberate yourself.  No Planning, Trust that when the Time is right, you’ll strike like Lightning.
  • Limiting Beliefs and our Values (Sun-Vesta-Makemake and Venus) – Your Values, normally Reliable Guides for you, are under drastic Revision.  Look especially for Values that Define Who You Are; those are the most important Values to unlock, because they will be closely linked to your Archetypal Limitations.
  • Values to the Sustainable Life Force (Venus and Varuna-Ceres-Aletheia-Mnemosyne) – Catalog your Values.  Is the list Complete?  Imagine some Challenging scenarios; how would you Respond?  Are the corresponding Values in your list?  Take your Values in turn; does this Value Energize you?  Does it Motivate you to Action? 

Do you actually Act then, or just Imagine Acting?  If you don’t Act, why not?  Is it Fear or Shame?  Competing Values?  Is the Value really from your Heart, or from your Programming?  One reason you may not Actively Support your Values is that they aren’t True Values. 

When you find Competing Values, have them talk to one another.  Ask each one for their Positive Function.  You want to throw Caution to the Winds and Indulge your Deepest Fantasies, but you can’t.  Maybe the Competing Value isn’t really to keep you from having too much fun, but to keep you Safe.  So you need to facilitate a Negotiation between these two Values, till they figure out how to Indulge your Deepest Fantasies Safely

There’s an intriguing Configuration in the Equinox chart that I’ve never seen before, probably because I’ve never looked for it.  If you take a Trioctile (135 Degrees) and a Biquintile (144 Degrees) and a Binovile (80 Degrees) and add them together, the total is 359 Degrees.  That’s not 360, but all it would take to get to 360 would be for the Biquintile to be 145 Degrees, still well within Sensitivity on any scale.

We’ve drawn the Binovile (Meditation on Duality) in purple, the Biquintile (Learning to Accept Paradox) as a thin orange line, and the Trioctile (Balance that is both Loving and Wise) in a thick orange line. The sum of the Angles, including Sensitivity, is 142:12 +136:36 + 81:36 = 360:00, with Sensitivity of 1:36 all around.

Regarding the Trioctile as a Gift and the other Angles as, relatively, “Work,” we’d read the Binovile first, then the Biquintile, assuming that following this progression would make the Trioctile Gift available to us.  That parallels the way we read Tricolor Configurations – the Challenge (Square), when addressed with Curiosity (Quincunx), Opens to the Grace (Trine).

The Configuration is Pallas-Binovile-South Node-Biquintile-Equinox Sun-Trioctile-Pallas, and our interpretation might be Meditation on Loosening the Boundaries between our Ego and our Held (Forbidden) Emotions could Teach us about our Central Core – those Heart Vibrations that the Arcturians spoke of – and Allow us to Redraw our Boundaries so that we Defend our Heart more and our Ego less.

So, we need a name for this new Configuration. I’m being told that it’s a Key Configuration – the Key to finding a Loving and Wise Balance.  So be it.

The influence of the Equinox chart should hold pretty Strongly for the next three months, and less Strongly for the three months after that.