It’s been a long time since we saw a relatively straightforward chart, because it’s been a long time since all of the action hasn’t been happening in the last third of the Signs. This week asteroid Karma’s Stationary at 3 Degrees, Chariklo at 15 Degrees, and Pluto at 20 Degrees – Pluto turning back just as it’s about to enter the 21-26 Degree zone that’s been so busy!
Not that there isn’t still a whole lot of Action in the last third of the Signs, it just happens not to be what’s Lit Up most Strongly this week. Let’s start with the Station of asteroid Karma in 3 Virgo…
Not even sure what silly name to give to this Configuration. Maybe we could call it an “Anchored Truss Bridge” or the like, as it’s certainly a Truss Bridge (two Trine Bridges – the blue lines – on the same side of an Opposition) across the Nodal Axis, with Makemake at least sitting on the beach below if not Anchoring the whole Bridge.
A Trine Bridge of course is a Boon, offering as it does an Easy Path across the Opposition. A Truss Bridge is even better, offering two Easy Paths! And when the Opposition is the Nodal Axis it’s a Big Boon, as it suggests Easy Paths for our long-sought Psycho-Spiritual Progress. And having asteroid Karma Stationary on the North Node should be much Easier than having it Stationary on the South Node.
This is especially true with 2007 OR10 (a dwarf planet that hasn’t been officially named yet, so still goes by it’s discovery code – we usually abbreviate it “OR10”) sitting on the South Node, as OR10 is about Irruptions from the Unconscious. In this case we can expect Irruptions of Karmic Material, so having that occur in the context of a Big Boon with the promise of Easy Growth is Huge.
Remember too that our usual associations of Karma as negative is a misunderstanding. As Alan Watts famously said, our Good Karma is harder to Let Go Of than our Bad Karma, as we’re accustomed to thinking of Good Karma as, well, Good. Karma is Inertia, and we can just as easily get stuck on “Good” Habits as “Bad” ones. The Bane lies in Reacting to everything one way – even if we’re actually Making Love with Stella – rather than having Free Choice about how to Respond.
Habits and Archetypes are incredibly handy – we couldn’t drive a car without them, for instance. We don’t Judge Habits. We just Prefer not to let them enslave us, because they keep us from achieving Presence.
Our two Easy Paths are through Atropos – Endings, and through Mercury – Communication, Thought, Analysis. In this case Analyzing might be useful, though in general whenever we’re dealing with the Unconscious, PIAVA will usually work better. If we’re Conscious that it is us that grasps Karma rather than the other way around, then Ending Patterns is indeed Easier.
The Finger of God (green arrowhead) pointing to Makemake suggests that we will be able to Manifest What We Want more Easily if we take advantage of the Sextile (short blue line) at its base – between OR10-South Node and Mercury. That would involve Understanding what the Unconscious Irruptions are all about.
I know, Understanding is usually inferior to Intuition, but of course it’s ultimately Both/And – and always Responding one way is counterproductive, even if it’s superior in most cases. Sometimes we want to mix it u just for the sake of mixing it up.
Now, let’s see what happens if we loosen our usual 3-Degree Sensitivity a bit and add asteroid Nemesis to the chart; Nemesis is 3.06 Degrees of Sensitivity from the Degree of asteroid Karma, …
Nemesis symbolizes Ego Death, so we might say that the Finger of God pointing at it tells us that Ending (Atropos) an Archetype (Karma) is Easier if we Pay Attention to facing down (Lovingly of course) the Ego Death.
It also introduces a Square (red line) to Mercury, suggesting that Analysis could slow us down after all, if it rationalizes our Olde Ego – which Analysis is always likely to do, because it’s logic based on often-unstated Assumptions, and the unstated Assumptions are very likely to be exactly the Limiting Beliefs we’re trying to Liberate ourselves from.
So, are we Contradicting ourself here? Be mindful that Contradictions are Either/Ors, while Reality is a Both/And. Contradictions exist only in the mind of the observer, never in observed Reality. So sure, we can Contradict all day. We aren’t building a legal argument, we’re charting a Path into the Unconscious, where Paradox abounds and where Dualities are Illusions.
By the way, this second chart is a Square Fez, embellished with the Nodal Opposition across the center of it. A Fez is shaped like the hat, here on its side. The Square Fez has Squares (red lines) for sides; we could also have a Trine Fez, with blue lines for sides. The essence of a Fez is in the diagonal Quincunxes (green lines, or True Curiosity) – Atropos-Nemesis and Mercury-Makemake.
The Quincunx always Asks us to PIAVA…
- “I Wonder what it would be like to End (Atropos) an Archetype with an Effortless Ego Death (Nemesis).”
- “I Wonder if I can Manifest (Makemake) just by Thinking (Mercury) about What I Want.”
And then Change the Subject. That’s probably an Easier way to Allow this Great Leap Forward to occur.