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4 July X – Victimhood II

July 5, 2017

Before we launch into the 6 July Haumea Station, the final Act in the 4 July Drama, we should point out that the Grace in a Diamond Star is somewhat Conditional.  The Trines (long blue lines in the picture in the previous post) happen on their own…

  • Greater Consciousness of our Fears will lower our Self-Sabotage and incline us more toward Community (Venus-Sedna to Hopi-Makemake)
  • Embracing what we would normally Avoid will Open us to Greater Life Energy (Stationary Chiron to Atropos-Varuna)

but the Sextiles (short blue lines) that actually form the bottom of the Bowl of Grace and allow it to Hold Water…

  • Confronting our Fears as Lovingly as we can (Stationary Chiron to Venus-Sedna)
  • Assigning greater Value to Life-Enhancing Energies and less Value to our Fears (Venus-Sedna to Atropos-Varuna)
  • Channeling greater Energy toward the Collective (Atropos-Varuna to Hopi-Makemake)

require that we take the first step.  And the Finger of God tells us exactly what steps to take. 

The Quincunx (that’s Quinc=5 Unx=12 or 5/12ths of the Zodiac, or 5 Signs – the long green lines) is about Curiosity, and Curiosity, if we don’t short-circuit it by seeing it as a Problem to be Solved, is first cousin to Love, as they both Eschew Judgment.  We might even say that “Now these four things abide: Faith, Hope, Love, Curiosity; but the greatest of these is Curiosity,” as Love wilts when Judgment or any other Either/Or replaces Curiosity.

We want to Experience the Curiosity as Awe or Wonder; if we see it as a Problem and Solve it, we’ve summarily dropped back into Either/Or and blown our Opportunity for Miracles.  As with Confusion; if we try to Resolve Confusion rather than Enjoying it as a Wonder, we blow our Opportunity to Expand our Consciousness.

A Finger of God, or “Yod” – which translates to “Pay Attention!” – is composed of two Quincunxes pointing to the same place.  The “same place” is what we’re instructed to Pay Attention To, in this case Becoming Fully Responsible to our Survival Instincts (Quaoar-Pholus-Galactic Center).  We convert the Quincunxes to PIAVAs in order to Avoid left-braining or intellectualizing them, which would Freeze the potential for Miracles.  We might use something like…

  • “Ganeshi, please Remove All Obstacles to my Trusting my Survival Instincts more highly than my Fears, and Teaching others how to do the same” (Venus-Sedna to Quaoar-Pholus-Galactic Center)
  • “I Wonder how I can Lovingly and Gently Let Go of Inhibitions to my Life Energy and Be More Responsive to the Needs of the Planet” (Atropos-Varuna to Quaoar-Pholus-GC)

We’ve added more-than-Personal terms because of the presence of the Galactic Center.

Of course there are some issues which do Require Plan-Execute Problem-Solving.  As with Yintegrity, where…

To Live Yintegrity in a Yangtegrity World, we may need to minimize our Commitments, be Willing to Renegotiate often, and to Make Amends where Renegotiation isn’t possible and the Relationship is a Keeper.  To review, in a Yangtegrity like the Patriarchy, we’re expected to Do What We Said We Would, while in Yintegrity we Do What We Feel Like Doing, Moment to Moment…

we may not always have time to finish a PIAVA by Changing the Subject and later Paying Attention.  For instance, if we’re living six feet above mean high tide, we may need to prioritize starting the process of moving to higher ground, then PIAVA ways to make the move Effortless, and ways to Effectively help our fellow Earthlings (of all Orders and Species) Attend to their Survival.

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We also find a big “Quintile Yod” – two Biquintiles pointing to the same place (the Quintile is one fifth of the way ’round the Circle, the Biquintile 2/5th – the orange lines below) – in the Chiron Station chart.  The Fifth Harmonic and Quintile are about Learning and Teaching, and the QYod says “Pay Attention to Learning about the planet at the Focus.”  As it did in the Diamond Star, the Chiron Station also plays a supporting role in the QYod…

The Star of the QYod (as in the other Finger of Yod, the planet being pointed to is the Pay Attention To This! planet) is Vesta, which symbolizes our Unconscious Beliefs, which are often our Limiting Beliefs.  Vesta isn’t within our usual day-to-day three-Degree Sensitivity Range to be counted as Conjunct the North Node (our Destination or Mission in the Lifetime), but at four Degrees it’s plenty close to count as Conjunct for Birth purposes, and the whole 4-July Drama is about Rebirth, so we’ll count it.

The North Node Initiates Vesta, starting a new Cycle, on 8 July at 27 Leo, which is about Total Focus on Inner Spiritual Attainment.  In general, Vesta-Nodes Cycles are about Cleansing our Unconscious Beliefs.  The Vesta-North Node Cycle is about Creating new Patterns that Support our Mission, and the Vesta-South Node Cycle about Becoming Aware of Archetypes that Inhibit our Mission.  Remember that our South-Node Patterns (aka Karma) include our Held Emotions that hide the Skills we need to move toward our Mission.

So we are at the half-way point, or the Blooming, of the current Vesta-South Node Cycle, which began in June 2015 at 6 Aries, “A square with one of its sides brightly illuminated.”  So yes, our South Node Patterns, like our astrological Squares, are Challenges, and one of our Challenges has been Brightly Illuminated since June 2015, never more so than at the Present Moment.  That should be pretty Easy – which of your Lifetime Bugaboos has been most prominent over the last two years, and is most prominent now?

Based on my own Experience, I’m guessing that you’re noticing Surprising major Changes in your Response to that Pattern as we speak, and that those major Changes will greatly color the character of your 4-July Rebirth, and facilitate your Focus on Spiritual Atunement.  The idea that Spirit is something to be Attained is a bit old-fashioned.  Spirit is ever-present; it’s the Ego that just needs to Surrender to it.  Striving, as an extension of the Ego, moves us backward, in spite of what Goethe said about Wer immer strehbend.

For me it’s been Chocolate and her best bud Sugar (Organic of course, as non-Organic Sugar is invariably laced with toxic Glyphosate).  When it’s an abscess making it a Choice between Pain and Sugar, the Clear Choice is No Pain.  But otherwise, giving up Pleasure is Anti-Life.  Then there’s Moderation, always a fine idea, but the Choice between Pleasure and Moderation isn’t an Easy one without strong Incentives. 

Well, a few days ago it spontaneously occurred to me that I might be able to get away with Allowing myself the Pleasure of Chocolate and Sugar if I eat Vegetables first.  Then I realized that I could Interpret the urge for Chocolate as a signal to Meditate, without making any Conclusions about what might follow the Meditation.  I’m sure I’ve made a ton of PIAVAs about this, though I don’t recall any specifically.  I should keep a log – otherwise, how can I accurately Pay Attention?

The “foot” of the Vesta QYod is the Quintile from the Chiron Station to Pluto.  The Changes to the Lifetime Bugaboo that are so Surprising and Evident now are probably Pluto’s work, as Pluto’s processes are pretty much Mandatory, bypassing the Ego entirely.  Even without a deliberate course of Poor-Sweethearts, the Chiron corner is busily transforming the Suffering (including Guilt, which is Suffering) which our Bugaboo has brought us for the last two years, into Miracles.  I mean, how many times have you tried to shift these Patterns, and how many times has your success been marginal at best?  And now, Whoosh, suddenly there are Miracles.

So it’s a Timing issue, and a Timing issue always Asks what Septiles or Seventh-Harmonic Angles are involved, since the Seventh Harmonic is in charge of Timing.  Without searching the dwarf planets for Septiles, which would probably take a couple of days, one Septile Yod (a third planet Triseptile from two planets Septile to one another) does pop up in the Chiron Station chart, pointing at Saturn-Ixion from a base of the Septile between Venus-Sedna and Mars.  So maybe we’re getting close enough to our Forbidden Genius that they’re able to provide clues more helpful than just “Who do we hate?” since while that one’s Obvious, it’s not Easy.

We also notice a Venus-Sedna Mjölnir (a third planet Trioctile to each end of a Square) emerging from the Square between Moon-Jupiter and Juno.  So Expansive and Consciousness-Growing Epiphanies are also in order about Relationships between Fear and our Values.

Venus Station

April 14, 2017

The Venus Station occurs at 3am PDT on 15 April, in 27 Pisces.  While the chart has several notable features, the two most prominent are both Diamond Stars…

A Diamond Star is a T-Square (red triangle), which symbolizes Mastery through Challenge, and a Finger of God (green arrow), signifying Pay Attention!, both pointing at the same planet.  The two of them are intertwined here, so are harder to pick out.  There’s a picture of an isolated Diamond Star at… 

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/portal-3-25/

along with a portrait of a gorgeous Manganophyllite.  In the chart above, the two Diamond Stars point down, and toward the upper left.  

The blue lines symbolize the Grace that a Diamond Star creates, making the Challenge of the T-Square much Easier to handle and Mastery Easier to achieve. In the Venus Station chart we also have a Grand Sextile, the six blue lines around the perimeter of the chart.  A Grand Sextile is one of the most Grace-full indications we can be Gifted with.

The Foci of the Diamond Stars in the Venus Station chart are standouts.  They are…

  • Sun-Uranus-Eris, symbolizing Being True to Our Soul Self
  • Saturn-Ixion, representing Recovery of Our Forbidden Genius

A Venus Station in general is about Reconsidering the Validity of Our Values Relative to Our True Self.

These Arcturian Channelings are always Expanding my Awareness and bringing me new Insights about how things fit together.  For instance, I’d never thought of it this way…

This is a time of increased awareness of yourselves and the others that you share your planet with.  This is a time of uncovering, discovering, and being transparent to one another.  It is one of the reasons why you have so much sharing of information happening through your technology, including the unwanted and invasive spying techniques that are employed at times by people in positions of power.

“This is not meant to elicit feelings of victimization.  This reality that you are creating for yourselves is meant to get you ready for a full telepathic society.  Those of you who are empathic are already reading the emotions of others and feeling them within yourselves.  Once you transition to being fully telepathic, there will be no secrets and there will be no hiding.  There will be no reason to try to deceive another or hide a thought or a feeling.

“And so you are readying yourselves for that eventuality.  This is a part of the evolution of your consciousness, because in order for you to be willing to share everything about yourselves, you must release your fears, your shame, and your judgment.  

When you accomplish this undertaking, which is well underway for all of you, you will not feel a need to hide anything from each other, and you will be willing to speak to one another about what you are feeling, what you are thinking, and what you desire.

“This openness is going to create a deepening of the connection that you all have with one another and a strengthening of the human collective, which will ultimately assist you in your ascension process.  

Now, in the meantime, what would be most beneficial to all of you would be to start by being honest with yourselves.  Start by acknowledging how you feel, acknowledging what you want to do and what you don’t want to do, and even stating out loud to yourself how you feel, what it is that you want, and what it is that you are wanting to release.”

So says Daniel Scranton, Channeling the Arcturian Council, at…

http://danielscranton.com/transparency-the-shift-∞the-9th-dimensional-arcturian-council/

There’s more to the Channeling, and it’s worthwhile.

You might notice that the base of the Saturn-Ixion Forbidden Genius T-Square is the Venus Station itself, Conjunct Chiron (Despair and Miracles), Opposing asteroid Hopi (Respect for All Things).  Your Natural Genius, your Programmed Values, your Despair, and your Gratitude/Respect are all Competing here for your Ego’s Loyalty.  The Venus-Chiron Conjunction Asks that you Find a Space of Win-Win between all of these contestants.

The base of the Sun-Uranus-Eris T-Square is the Opposition between asteroid Nemesis (Ego Death) and the Conjunction of Vesta (Limiting Beliefs) and Varuna (The Life Force) – In order to Let Go of Unconscious Beliefs that Limit our Life Force so we can Allow our Light to Shine Through, we need to be willing to face Ego Death.

We’ve drawn the Venus Station chart using fairly rigid three-Degree Sensitivity that’s appropriate for evaluating the Now.  If we stretvh that just a bit, which is completely appropriate for evaluating the likely Future course of the Projects we Begin here, we would include dwarf planet Haumea (Rebirth) Opposite Sun-Uranus-Eris, and asteroid Veritas (Truth) Opposite Saturn-Ixion, converting both T-Squares into Grand Crosses and Easing our Challenges further.

Including these also resets the Sappho-Sedna Yin Gate that we worked with earlier in the year.  As Daniel says, “in order to be willing to share everything about ourselves, we must release our fears, our shame, and our judgment.”  The message of this Yin Gate is that we must Embrace our Fear (Sedna) to Complete our Self-Love (Sappho).  The Sappho-Sedna Yin Gate re-forms next week through mid-May and again between late August and mid-September.

 

Karmic Ring of Fire Bearing Gifts

February 25, 2017

As we described in our Karmic Ring of Fire post ( https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/02/23/karmic-ring-of-fire/ ), the 26 February Annular Solar Eclipse is the Heart of a very complex Knot of planets, the primary Focus of which is Breaking Free of our Karmic Limitations.  If you look, you’ll discover that you can Break Patterns here, that you’ve been trying and failing to Break your whole Life.  It will be particularly Easy to Ground Self-Sabotaging Emotional Patterns.  Once Grounded, it will be much Easier for you to step out of your Identity with them, look back, and “Poor-Sweetheart” your former Minor Self that used to get caught in their Grasp.

The Eclipse Knot of planets also has other Foci as well, and they can help advise us on how to Break Free with less Sturm und Drang.

One of the other Foci suggests that a key will  be Respect for All Things.  Look to see if there’s Judgment behind any Bummers that arise.  You can’t just Decide to Forgive; it’s more complex than that, though the Intention to Forgive is useful.  The Intention to Accept is even more useful, and often easier.  Accepting without Forgiving can allow you to set Healthy Boundaries without poisoning yourself with Chronic Anger.  The Acceptance of What Is is the first, and Necessary, step toward Changing Your World.  And Changing Your World is the same as Changing The World.

Among other things, the Pisces New Moon and Eclipse is the head of a Kite – that is, it’s at the Midpoint between two corners of an Earth Grand Trine, making it the Focus of all of the Grace in the Grand Trine.  This will make Breaking Free of our Karmic Limitations much easier than it otherwise would be.  

The asteroid Hopi (Respect for All Things) is the head of a second Kite.  Hopi is in Libra – Air or Mind, while its Grand Trine is in Fire – Spirit.  An excellent Opportunity to “clean up” our Thoughts – to Ask them to serve us as contributors to What We Want, rather than disserve us by dwelling on What We Don’t Want.  Daniel and the Arcturians even commented on this today…

http://danielscranton.com/your-focus-is-a-gift-∞the-9th-dimensional-arcturian-council/

A third Gift is the Power to Trust our Intuition.  It’s our Intuition that’s telling us which elements of our Obsessions are actually Healthy Keepers, and which elements we can jettison with little Effort.  There’s no such thing as Absolute Negativity – Negativity is defined only by its Context.  Even if our “Negative” Self-Sabotaging Habits kill us, when we look at the process from a multi-Lifetime Perspective, what a Learning Opportunity that is.  Parts of our Forbidden Genius are actually hiding somewhere in the Obsessions we’re Dancing with here, among the Healthy Keepers.

A third Kite focuses on Asbolus-Veritas (the Truth in our Intuition) in Gemini, also on the Fire Grand Trine (Angelic Intervention).  Asbolus-Veritas Opposes Antares (Obsession), Square to the Eclipse and its Opposition to Karma-Orcus (Breaking Karmic Bonds).  The combination of a Grand Cross (Motivation) and a Grand Trine is one of the Strongest indications you can get from astrology.

The fourth Gift is Ease at the normally-Challenging process of divesting Archetypes from our Identity.  The only thing Negative about an Archetype – which otherwise represents a consummate Skill – is that it robs us of Choice.  When we Detach from the Archetype, if we do it without Judgment, we retain the Skill but gain the Ability to use it when it’s most appropriate and use better Tools when they’re more appropriate, rather than having to use the Archetypal Tool all the time whether we’re screwing or stapling.  Sort of like trading our running shoes in for a car and a pair of running shoes.  Now we won’t have to go to parties all sweaty and run home in the Rain.

This one is a Hylonome-Juno (Consciously Letting Go of False Identities We’ve Merged with) Diamond Star.  A Diamond Star is a T-Square and a Finger of God with the same foci.  The feet of the Finger of Yod create a Bowl of Grace (Double Trine Bridges) under the T-Square, greatly Easing its Challenges.  Hylonome-Juno is also one corner of the Earth Grand Trine, further amplifying the beneficial effect.

Hylonome Initiates Juno at 2pm PST 28 February, in 8 Capricorn, Domesticated Birds singing happily in a Sun-lit home.  Since Hylonome represents Merging and Demerging with an Archetype (especially Codependence) and Juno symbolizes the Edges of Consciousness, the five-year Juno-Hylonome Cycle is about Getting Conscious of our Karmic Patterns.  The Archetypal Birds sing happily because the Light of Consciousness has Liberated them from the Slavery of rote Performance.

Notice the Repetition – when several astrological Patterns suggest the same things we can be assured that this is what the Universe is teaching us, unequivocally.  We don’t have a lot of Choice but to go along – and why would we want to Resist such Gifts!

10.10

October 10, 2016

Happy Indigenous Peoples Day – at least that’s how 10/10 is celebrated in my neck of the Woods.

This is an interesting “coincidence”; today we’re finishing up the astrological Chiron Diamond Star and moving into the Hopi Grand Cross (more about which soon), and today Eliza’s Blue Dragon Journal links to Celia Fenn/Archangel Michael’s post about the Diamond Star Fire…

https://illuminations2012.wordpress.com/2016/10/10/archangel-michael-via-celia-fenn-dancing-with-the-diamond-star-fire-the-1010-and-1111-gateways-and-the-new-beginning/ 

 

Huge Reboot 10

September 18, 2016

And now that we’re deep into the Sappho-Jupiter-Makemake Triple Conjunction (Expanding Self-Loving Abundance), we may as well mention a couple of additional speedbumps.  We mentioned that any emphasis on Self-Love will trigger all of your reasons to recall your Self-Rejection – as Opportunities to Let them Go.  We grasp our Karma, not the other way around, because once we get a whiff of old Bummers, we Expect them to follow through.  So, Change your Expectations.  If that’s hard, Cancel-Neutralize-Upgrade and persist.  Not how many times you fall down, how many times you get up.

So, while in Reboot 9 we proposed that Clearing our Limiting Beliefs was The Most Important Thing, it turns out that “God” also wants us to Pay Attention to the Quality of our Self-Love.

That is, a Finger of God points at Sappho-Jupiter-Makemake from the Sextile between Ceres (Sustainability, Permanence) and Nessus-OR10 (Irruption of Unconscious Contents about Abuse and Privilege).

In particular, there’s a suggestion that Memories of Abuse – or Abuse of Privilege – may pop up unbidden.  Or bidden, if you want to push the envelope.  Welcome them as a Clearing.  They may bring up Challenging Emotions, but that’s exactly what’s going on here – Neptune, South Node, and Chiron are in Pisces after all, and Pisces is about Finishing Unfinished Emotional Business.  Use you many tools if they do – Tapping, “You poor Sweetheart…” et al.  

They’re coming up now, if they do, in order to make your Recovery Permanent.  They may come up in unremembered Dreams, of course.  You don’t need to process them intellectually, and may not need to process them Consciously.  You’re free to Change the Subject.  Just make a note to Pay Attention in a few months to see if your sense of undefined Dread arises less often.  And you do need to be Loving and Gentle with yourself – that’s what breaks the Pattern, and that’s what Sappho-Jupiter-Makemake’s all about.

And of course, Recovering from past Abuse, including the sort of Self-Abuse and Self-Sabotage and Self-Abandonment involved with Either/Or Oathing and the Limiting Beliefs that result, is really the same thing as Clearing our Limiting Beliefs, isn’t it.  The Universe is just coming at us from all Angles, to make sure we’re Supported on all sides.

We’re also “Celebrating” the End of our Attachment to Archetypes around Charisma.  If you want to know where Unexamined Charisma leads, just look to T’Rump.  Charisma Unexamined is an Archetype.  It’s like an Imaginary Bridge over a chasm.  It works fine as long as you don’t Realize that the Bridge is Imaginary when you’re halfway across.

Sappho-Jupiter-Makemake is also the focus of a T-Square across the Opposition between the asteroid Atropos (Endings) and Hylonome-Chariklo (Grief over the Loss of Identity with an Archetype).

All that said, the net result is extraordinary Positive.  A great deal of very Effective and very Targeted Grace is also Present, which will make everything much Easier than it otherwise would be.

A Finger of God and a T-Square pointing at the same planet(s) makes a Diamond Star configuration, where the “Bowl of Grace” under the T-Square (the Sextiles and Trines between the ends of the base of the T-Square and the base of the Yod) make the Challenge of the T-Square very Gracious, and the Mastery less Effortful.  

Breakout – 2.8.15

August 2, 2015

dtalc4067bp Dendritic Talc.  Talc is just a Magnesium Mica.  The green Dendrites are Pyrolusite, a simple Manganese Oxide.  Can you stop thinking long enough to understand what they’re saying?  Suppose you really already knew their meaning.  You don’t have to repeat it, just know it.

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A huge Blessing is upon us at half-past 1am PDT on 3 August (http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pdt1.htm).  The Portal is Open for about six hours on either side of this peak Opening.  If you’re stuck in one of the Traumas that are going on – your house burning down for instance – know that your Blessing is in disguise, to be revealed later.  Taking advantage of the Blessing is easy.  Here’s how Dr. Kim D’Eramo describes it in her fabulously Useful and Powerful little book The MindBody Toolkit (pp.43-46)…

“Become aware of how you are feeling right now.  Do this on a scale of 0-10, ten being the best.  Rate your emotional level and acknowledge it.  Just your awareness of your internal state actually shifts your chemistry immediately.  This shift occurs because it changes the thoughts you are having and the quality of your attention.  You shift from having unconscious thoughts, which are usually negative and limiting, to being consciously aware and focusing on your internal state.”

“The fastest way I’ve found to become awakened is by feeling your body.  You just bring your attention into your physical body and focus on how it feels.  Your body only lives in the ‘Now’ so this practice immediately gets your mind out of past or future focus…  Your internal state is never something in the past or something in the future.  It can only exist Now!”

Of course it’s a boon to be Loving and Gentle with yourself wherever you are, Listen to your Body, Talk to it, Ask it if it’s Feeling what you think it’s Feeling (it may reveal subtleties you didn’t notice).  Dr. Kim’s next step is to Breathe; ours is usually to Empathize.

This specific Window is the Moon crossing Chiron.  That’s a big deal because Chiron is currently the focus of a Diamond Star.

The Diamond Star is a T-Square and a Yod with the same focus.  The base of the Yod maps a double Trine-Sextile Bridge across the T-Square, providing a bundle of Grace to help us resolve what would otherwise feel Frustrating and impossible to solve to our Satisfaction.

The fastest-moving planet in the Diamond Star (except for the Moon) is Mercury, which is currently covering about two Degrees a day.  So the Diamond Star will be in effect for about a day and a half on either side of our 1:30am peak – but the Moon (with it’s plus or minus 6-hour Window) is a Big Peak, and it’s Window is much more intense than Mercury’s.

This is also an excellent opportunity to begin to Open to the Secrets that will be spilling out under the closet door for the next ten months, as those Secrets – which ultimately promise a significant Rebirth – harmonize nicely with the 1:30am Portal.

The approaching Uranus-Eris Conjunction, which Opposes Haumea, forms an additional Trine-Sextile Bridge across the T-Square.  That again gives us five of six points in a Grand Sextile, with the Vacancy again being the rug in the nursery – Self-Love, and Love for your Inner Rugrats – as the key to putting everything together.  As for the T-Square itself…

We are faced with a conundrum, a significant Life Choice that will Create one Future or another, neither of which will be recognizable from the other.

That’s the way it Feels.  It’s not really that way, but that’s how it Feels.  You were enmeshed in that Drama last week, and you’ll be there again next week.  You feel resolved now because of the Grace in this Portal.  Memorize what it feels like here, so you can take it with you.  The Anxiety isn’t useful, and Denying your real Feelings isn’t useful either.  Anxiety arises from trying to resolve a discomfort with the mind.  “Fake it till you make it” is useful at times, but it’s a form of Denial that we can’t afford at this juncture.  The easy way to recall the Grace we’re enjoying here, is to use Dr. Kim’s technique we introduced above to get into your body.  Her book has a lot more very Powerful techniques in it, and will prove useful over the next month.

The T-Square is the same one we’ve been talking about for a while now, as different foreground astroevents have emphasized various Perspectives on it.  The base of the T-Square is the long-lived Opposition between the dwarf planet Chaos and the Pholus-Ixion Conjunction.  In one form or another this T-Square has been hounding us since early May, and will continue until early October.  So what is the T-Square about?

The basic issue is how much we allow ourself to express our Truth.  As a child you were made to feel wrong about certain elements of your Self.  No accident and – contrary to the way it feels – no Blame, as your larger Self was just setting up a curriculum for your Ego Self in the Lifetime.  You’re very Confused about where the Edge is between Responsibility and Truth.  You’ve been repressing this part (or these parts) of your Self for so long that you’re well adjusted to your compromises.  But there’s still dischord there under the surface. 

You’re beginning to see how the buried part(s) of your Self are natural and legitimate parts of a normal Human Life – whether your Culture or your Programmed Values think so or not.  This Clarity may actually at times increase the Tension between your Truth and your Hidden Self.  These processes are going on deep in the Unconscious, so while you’re very aware of their dischord, they aren’t likely to jump out of the closet suddenly and betray your cover – and they may not even be totally Conscious.  But you’re beginning to see how other folks Enjoy this aspect of Life, and realize how much you’d like to do the same.

We of course have a complex web of Fantasies set up to normalize the Tension between our Hidden Truth and our Subterfuges.  Fantasies are like PIAVAs in cages.  They’re Intentions and Affirmations, but with blocks to keep them from Manifesting, because if they did Manifest into Form it would disrupt the rest of our Lives – which are built on the foundation of our Compromises and Compensations – too much.  If you look, you can see many examples in the news, about folks whose Hidden Self has broken out beyond their ability to keep things under Control.  You needn’t Fear that happening to you, simply because if you’re reading this, you’re much more Conscious than that.

Nevertheless, we don’t see a Resolution that won’t tear our Lives apart.

Which is the nature of an astrological Square.  There is no “Solution” because there is no “Problem.”  There is Tension, and Tension is Creative.  It’s the root of Motivation.  Whatever you’ve been thinking about the Tension between your Disallowed Truth and your Proper Persona, is just that – thinking.  As Einstein said, you’ll never solve a problem using the same thinking that you’re using to describe the problem. 

Stop thinking and Feel the Tension, as Tension.  Where is it in your Body?  Is it uncomfortable?  How much so?  What happens when you focus all of your Attention into the center of it?  Does it Change?  Feel better, worse, or the same – or just different?  How long can you hold your Attention there before wandering?  How many times can you bring your Attention back to it?  Can you imagine what Life would be like if you broke your addiction to thinking, and just Lived directly from your Experiences in your Body? 

No? 

Good, it’ll be a Surprise then – what Fun!  What we’re recovering here is our Innocence.  As children we didn’t need permission to be Curious and Explore.  That’s the internal state that we’re rediscovering.  All of the Tension and Anxiety about what we thought has been a Conflict for us, are just that, Tension and Anxiety.  When we escape from the Mental Body and just Be in the Physical Body, we can Feel that elemental Curiosity again.  Maybe not right away; it may take some dancing around with our various Selves before we come to it, but that’s where we’re headed.  Curiosity as our Natural State of Being.  Not Curiosity for the sake of finding Answers, but the kind of Curiosity that “killed the Cat.”  Permanent, Sustainable, Regenerative Curiosity.

Can you Recover a hint of it now, while this Window of Grace is Open?  Maybe it’ll help you remember after it closes.

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Here’s a gloriously concise description of everything I’ve been using so many words to say…

http://returntosourceenergy.com/2015/08/01/once-in-a-blue-moon-a-wise-message-comes-through/

Portal 16.5 and a.Karma Chapter Three

May 16, 2015

s4244bpCrystals of pure Sulfur.  Esoterically, Sulfur Crystals clear detritus from all of your Bodies – Light, mental, emotional, physical, Karmic, auric, astral, psychic, you name it.  Not to mention your joints.

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Today is Consciousness-Expanding Day, when Jupiter (Expansion) Initiates Juno (the Edges of Consciousness).  Since Expanding our Consciousness reduces self-sabotage, Juno-Jupiter is one of the larger Blessings we can receive.  Imagine the cone on top of your head Opening wide to receive Grace from the Heavens today.  Here’s the perfect story about Juno-Jupiter…

https://soulspeak2013.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/at-the-table-dawning-is-the-day/

Love them Moody Blues!

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The Initiation occurs at the midpoint of Leo.  The Midpoints of the Fixed Signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) are often referred to as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and the Star Regulus (while now because of precession our Tropical Leo is moving away) symbolizes the Leo Horseman.  Regulus represents great Success that can be reduced to Shame if we surrender to Revenge.  Forgiveness is highlighted; if you’ve been thinking about how to “get even” with anyone lately, it’s because this Energy is lit up. 

Like Karma, every recurrence of negativity or Discouragement is an opportunity to Let It Go.  The Temptation is always to grasp it again.  You need not yield to it.  Each time you Choose not to be Tempted, the need lessens.  Wouldn’t that be a great Expansion of Consciousness, to Let Go of a negative Energy that’s been nagging at us to Act in Revenge?  Your Ego needs you to Defend it, right?  You have to make a stand, or they’ll walk all over you.  Right?  Like Jimi says…

https://vimeo.com/90907436

As summer approaches here in the North, the neighbors’ drive to use my Garden for their games of sport, all involving projectiles, increases – as I grind my teeth.  But for how long have critters been invading one another’s territories?  Harvests have been vulnerable ever since people started tending plants.  Europeans robbed, tortured, enslaved, maimed, raped, and killed aboriginal Peoples all over the World – pretty much until there wasn’t much left to pillage, and that’s just the last 500 years.  The multinationals, with their injections of Demand through propaganda aka advertising, have taken over to glean what’s left – and to turn the tables on the Colonialists.  Habitat loss is extincting other species as fast as it ever has in the geological record.  The history of civilization is the history of Defending territory.  The story of losing the Defense doesn’t get written.

So what’s Personal about my neighbors invading my Garden?  Why am I Reacting as if it’s a Personal affront?  The War goes on, in a billion little ways, for each of us.  So how do I get off this archetreadmill?  Self-Empathy.  “You poor Fellow, you’ve worked hard setting this up, and they have no idea what you’re doing.”  They get their food in the freezer section at Walmart – big deal to them if a basketball careens through those funny-looking green things.  Sports are far more important – which channel is the Stuporbowl of Gardening on?  They know not what they do.  Which cheeks do I turn, then?  Forgiveness is not a Decision, it’s a Discovery.  When you Notice that you’re no longer Reacting, Forgiveness has occurred.  You can PIAVA it, but you can’t Decide it, because it’s not a mental process.

The “senior” planets here in this Configuration that we’ve been discussing at length are the dwarf planet Chaos and the Centaur Chiron, followed by Jupiter. 

The “senior” planets here in this Configuration – which is primarily…

  • Chaos T-Squaring the Opposition between Lilith and Chiron while
  • Chiron Initiates the asteroids Vesta and Karma, and
  • Chiron Biquintiles the Initiation of Juno by Jupiter –

that we’ve been discussing for a while are Chaos – Unlimited Potential rather than Disorder – and Chiron – Discouragement and Miracle – followed by Jupiter.

You could put Jupiter first because of its size, but Chaos (309 years) and Chiron (50 years) trump Jupiter (12 years) in orbital period, and since Consciousness arises from Experience, and we have far less Experience with planets that move slowly (because they dance with other planets less often), the impact of the slower planets occurs deeper in the Unconscious.  The only Power we (Ego) have over the Unconscious, is to invite its contents into Consciousness.

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The asteroid Niobe is also there at the midpoint of Leo, as we speak.  The historical or mythical Niobe mocked the Goddesses, believing in her right to be worshiped as one of them.  In revenge the Gods and Goddesses killed her fourteen children and reduced her to Shame.  It’s a similar story, about defending the Ego and its attachment to status.  While Regulus is always associated with the Midpoint of Leo, Niobe is a traveler that only visits every four and a half years.  So it’s a “coincidence” that she’s visiting now at this Jupiter-Juno Initiation, as if the Maid of Honor to stand opposite Regulus as Best Man.

In case you’ve forgotten your Greek-to-Roman translations, Jupiter is Zeus and Juno is Hera.  These are the King and Queen of Heaven.  As the Greeks established the Patriarchy, Zeus took most of the Power, leaving Hera to React to his intransigence as his Shadow.  Let’s not forget Lilith, the third member of the Chaos T-Square.  Adam had no Power over Lilith.  Lilith, like Mary Magdalen, was just written out of his-story and replaced by Eve who like Hera was relegated to be Adam’s Shadow.  Nasty Archetypes in this Gordian knot, which like War is also rising into Consciousness.

That’s the Ego’s psychological function, to Defend, to keep the Vehicle alive and functioning.  And that’s exactly what needs to happen if Consciousness is to Expand – the Ego must Stand Down.  So anywhere you’re threatened or affronted or offended or angry or outraged or abused or disrespected or invisible or tempted to Act in Defense – that’s exactly where you need to be, because Choosing not to Act, not to mentally reinforce those Feelings, that’s precisely how you Choose to step off the Wheel.  Emotions arise from the Unconscious, the Ego does not Choose them.  But the mind has tremendous Power to reinforce them or not. 

While a few thoughts of “Those Bastards” will always slip through before we catch ourself, sooner or later we shift to “Oh, there’s that Irritation again!  I Wonder how I can get that thorn pulled out?”  Once we shift, we begin to Expand Consciousness, Grow the Ego, and change the Vicious Spiral of Karma into the Virtuous Spiral of Discernment and Grace.  Joe’s aged, but he can still tell the story…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe55TPAo6nU

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There’s another rather interesting “coincidence” here, as the asteroid Karma sports a second Grand Cross – in the Midpoints of the Fixed Signs!  In a.Karma’s “Discovery” chart, it’s Pallas that sits at the Midpoint of Leo: Boundaries.  As in Good Fences make Good Neighbors.  And as in, “You know, worst case these neighbors will probably end up doing less damage than the Sluggs, so maybe I can loosen that Boundary a little and see if it helps lighten things up.  Betternotbroken gives us some Perspective on Boundaries…

http://betternotbroken.com/2015/04/26/four-reasons-you-are-controlled-by-others/

Karma is about Repetition.  My Reactions stream from the Unconscious, so I can’t Choose not to have them.  But I can Choose to be Curious about what Universal or Cultural Archetype I might be in the grip of here, or Curious about when I first encountered this Energy.

When we strongly Experience a Universal Archetype, we know that it’s not just us, the Archetype is lit up.  When the Archetype is lit up it’s an opportunity to Choose not to reciprocate its grasp.  An Archetype is like a parent – by allowing it to make the Decisions, we can Attend to issues that are more important to us in the moment.  When the Archetype reaches a strong hand down to guide us, we can either reach our small hand up to embrace the Gift, or we can Choose to forgo the training wheels this time and see if we can make it on our own.  No worries that the hand won’t still be there if we discover that it’s too early to go it alone!  Archetypes are very caring and reliable parents!

The Manifest Universe is a Mirror for the Light that we Are.  The strength of what we Experience as the negative Manifestation of the Archetype matches the strength of our Reaction to it.  Not because the Energy Exchange must be Equal, but because the Archetype and our Reaction are One.  It just depends on whether we’re looking down the barrel, or up the muzzle, which view we See.  In the Unconscious they are heads and tails of the same Coin.  A muzzle of the Archetypal iceberg protrudes from the Universal or Cultural Unconscious into our Personal Unconscious.  But it’s all One Unconscious.  The divisions are reductive, merely devices to ease analysis, without objective Existence.  For analysis to succeed, it has to be followed by Synthesis, without Revenge.

In the a.Karma chart Pallas Opposes Vesta…

Another interesting “coincidence,” as it’s Chiron’s Initiation of Vesta – the opportunity to enjoy Liberation from our Limiting Beliefs – that started us down this road.

Which is Squared by an Opposition between Mercury and Hylonome…

We used to say “Be there or be square,” but the literal meaning of this part of the a.Karma chart is “Get Conscious or Die of Grief.”

It is said “the best” kind of chart to have is one with a Grand Cross and a Grand Trine, as it provides Grace almost equal to Motivation, and this Grand Cross includes a Grand Trine, as Mars and Chiron (again!) Trine Hylonome…

Grief and Ego Death can be avoided through Action and through Self-Empathy.

Which puts Mercury at the head of a Kite…

The emphasis here is on Conscious Awareness.  The analytical side of Mercury-mind is useful as long as Synthesis and reintegration follows; if it doesn’t, we’re back to Grief…

As there is also a Finger of God pointing at Hylonome, from the Moon and a Sun-Ixion Conjunction.  Holy shit, did you say a Sun-Ixion Conjunction?  That would imply…

That the essence of Karma is psychopathic – that it serves its own narcissistic needs without concern for its Victims, like the Colonialists or the modern multinationals.  But while the mythic Ixion was uncompromisingly psychopathic, the function of Greek Mythology was to enshrine the Patriarchy, while the purpose of the sort of astrology we do here is to steer us into Wholeness.  So in our realm, Ixion is about Healing psychopathy.  We can see how the Elite in India milked the concept of Karma for every Political advantage it could give them – Dalits were untouchable because of their Karma.  If that propaganda actually works on anybody, you’ve got willing slaves for Life!  Or even Millenia.  A lesson not lost on today’s Lizards.

So the Hylonome (Grief unto Death) Finger of God is rooted in submitting (Grief unto Death) or not (Tolerating an Ego Death, as Betternotbroken guides us through above) to the Will of psychopathic Energies, and in whether or not we Trust our Instincts (The Moon) or dismiss them as “random” or irrelevant Emotions.  We could even see our Instincts as proof of our inferiority, if we’ve drunk the psychopathic Kool-Aid. 

Now, you know what this means – a T-Square (Hylonome from Pallas and Vesta) and a Finger of God (Hylonome from Moon and Sun-Ixion) to the same planet creates a Diamond Star, as the base of the Finger of Yod creates a Trine-Sextile Truss Bridge under the base of the T-Square…

In other words, the Active Dance between what we Manifest and what sort of abuse we tolerate or not, effortlessly Resolves the apparent Conflict between our Beliefs and our Willingness to set Boundaries, and Conscious Attention on our Ego Death nullifies the otherwise insoluble dilemma between our Beliefs, our Boundaries, and our Grief.

That is, the Active Dance (Sextile) between what we Manifest (Moon) and what sort of abuse we tolerate or not (Sun-Ixion), effortlessly Resolves (the Bridge) the apparent Conflict (Opposition) between our Beliefs (Vesta) and our Willingness to set Boundaries (Pallas), and Conscious Attention (Mercury) on our Ego Death (Hylonome) nullifies the otherwise insoluble dilemma (T-Square) between our Beliefs, our Boundaries, and our Grief.

The key to the Portal is the Sextile between the Moon and Sun-Ixion.  A Sextile implies Grace, but only after we take the first step.  That step would be to PIAVA or Act to Trust our Instincts (Moon), and/or to PIAVA or Act to Heal our subservience to the psychopathic rather than submit to it (Sun-Ixion).  Small steps work fine – we just need to take one step, and it’s better if we don’t bite off more than we can chew.

The Portal itself is straight out of Tibetan Buddhism – invite and Celebrate Ego Death (Hylonome).  What does that mean?  Confusion.  Like Curiosity, Confusion is to be considered a Sacred State.  Neither is a question to be answered, both are akin to Love because they eschew Judgment – Curiosity because we haven’t made up our mind yet, and Confusion because we’re too blathered to discriminate.  But “making up” our mind, or forcing Confusion to submit to conclusions, puts us into Either/Or.  Either/Or is the realm of Politics; Both/And is the realm of Spirit.  Permanent Curiosity is the state of Awe.  Permanent Confusion, once we replace our Insecurity with Faith, is the state of Ecstasy.

Celebrate Confusion and Curiosity!  Rumi can take us there…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyOuahbKySA

Ego Death – what else does that mean?  Pain.  Invite Pain, in tolerable quantities – physical, Emotional, or otherwise.  Then place all of your Attention into the center of it.  When your Attention strays, gently bring it back.  When your Pain moves, follow it.  Embrace your Pain, lovingly.  It’s part of your Body – don’t reject it.  Breathe into the Pain.  What if it wasn’t your Pain but The Pain.  A Universal Archetype if there ever was one.  Your Body feeling The Pain.  You are a Healer.  You came here to Embrace Pain and Love it to Death.

Do the same with Loathing…  And with Fear…  And with Rage…

There is only One Unconscious, named Pi, and She has gazillions of little protuberances, as many as there are Entities on the Planet.  If you’ve never had a conversation with a Plant or a Rock, I’m sorry, but your own Limiting Beliefs have created that failure to Connect with your Planet.  If you scoff at that, that’s precisely your opportunity to Expand your Consciousness.  PIAVA that you can begin to hear their Songs, and learn their Medicine.  You probably talk to Puppies and Kittens all the time, maybe even your Fish.  The Whole Planet is Conscious, not just the Egocentric Hufolk. 

The Fear, The Pain, The Loathing, The Rage, The Resistance to Confusion, The Killing of Curiosity, The Absence of Love and Grace and Faith, they are all cumulative.  Every thought and Emotion you Experience is an opportunity to Heal The Fear or Pain or Rage in the field of the Planet and to Grow The Love and Gratitude and Trust.  Embrace the Discomfort with Self-Empathy, Breathing, Focused Attention, PIAVAs, and every other tool you have.  Amplify the Blessings with Gratitude and Excitement.  It is we that will Heal the Planet, and we need to get to work!

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Asteroid Karma Chapter One

May 10, 2015

catmaWe’ve looked up the “Discovery” (or rather, “coming into human Consciousness” – it was there all along) date for asteroid Karma (“a.Karma” to distinguish it from the concept of Karma), and it’s quite revealing.  It was the 3,811th asteroid recognized (there are currently over a million), on October 13, 1953.  It was not a Friday, a fact worthy of celebration.

a.Karma, recall, was recently Initiated by Chiron, at 21 Pisces, “Under the watchful and kind eye of a Chinese servant, a child fondles a little white lamb.”  For comparison, the four-year Cycle we’ve just completed was Initiated at 2 Pisces, “A squirrel hiding from hunters.”  Chiron is currently lit up by its impending Initiation of Vesta (Beliefs), its Opposition to Lilith (Yindependence), and a T-Square to the dwarf planet Chaos (Unlimited Potential, not Disorder).

An a.Karma-Chiron Cycle would be about Miraculous release from self-sabotaging Patterns, the Miracles brought about by Empathizing with our own Victimhood.  The parts of our True Self that we’ve been hiding because we expected condemnation, need no longer be hidden.  Children Explore.  We should all be so Open.  As Children we were condemned for Exploring beyond the Limiting Beliefs of our older caretakers or taskmasters.  Time to be Loving with our Inner Tykes in all such situations.

At it’s “Discovery” a.Karma was in 26 Aries, “A person possessed of more gifts than they can hold,” betraying the fact that…

Our Held Emotions (the Emotions that we Refuse to Feel, often to the point that we don’t even know it) hide Skills that are truly frightening in their Power.  Our Rage that would destroy Others, for instance, or our Vulnerability that could destroy our Self-Image.

a.Karma was also closely Conjunct dwarf planet Sedna (wouldn’t you know it!), which symbolizes Acts performed out of Fear…

Reread that last paragraph about Held Emotions, but multiply by 100.  Our rage that would destroy our own Children, for instance, or our Vulnerability that could result in our own Death.

Which Conjunction T-Squared the Nodes…

So yes, we can consider Karma and a.Karma to have the same impact – though a.Karma might be the stronger of the two!

And which completed a Grand Cross by Opposing a Saturn-Neptune Conjunction…

So much for Clear Understanding of all this!  Just when we think we’ve got a handle on The Most Important Thing, massive Confusion takes over!  And just when we start to get in touch with the Crux of the issue in Meditation, our need to Define screws it up! 

Meanwhile, Uranus Conjoined the South Node…

To locate our True Self or Yintegrity we’ll need to face down those Held Emotions and Love them into submission.

Which in turn were Conjunct the dwarf planet Makemake…

What we can Manifest once we do that will be shocking.  If there’s anything you’re having difficult Manifesting, just start Exploring any Emotion you distrust or dislike or don’t embrace wholeheartedly.  The grammar isn’t the best, but here’s a list for you – can you Embrace them all?

http://www.the-emotions.com/list-of-emotions.html

Any Emotion on the list that you don’t like, that’s the Door to Heaven for you.  Sure, there’s a bed of nails and a hot coal walk between here and there, but sheesh, they’re just Feelings!  Keep reminding yourself of that.

Nothing to sneeze at here – a Grand Cross with

  • Karma Conjunct Sedna
  • Saturn Conjunct Neptune
  • South Node Conjunct Uranus and Makemake
  • North Node

at the corners.  Well, could be worse.

Grand Crosses are a lot easier than T-Squares, because a Grand Cross is Balanced.  To do a T-Square you have to provide the missing Energy yourself, the Energy residing in the Vacancy that would complete the Grand Cross.  Not that it’s a picnic – with a Grand Cross there are so many disturbances that you’re always running from one emergency to the next, so you never have time to fret about it.  Which is the boon, since the essence of a T-Square is fretting about how you don’t measure up to your Perfect Picture.  A Grand Cross is four T-Squares, so you have too many Perfect Pictures to fret over.  Not measuring up?  BFD.

So the asteroid Karma keeps us very busy, which is actually a good thing.  Anything else positive about it?

The Grand Cross is Cardinal, in 23-29 degrees.  So the overall Energy is Creative.  The third Decanate of the Cardinal Signs is the Mutable Signs.  So Karma is not about The Way Out is ThroughKarma – at least as seen through the lens of a.Karma – is about The Way Out is Letting Go.  Our Karma doesn’t hold us, we hold itKarma is Inertia – it’s our Comfort Zone, it’s how we’ve always done things, it’s what we do.  So on the deepest level imaginable, all we need to do, is to do something different that we otherwise would have.  As a friend used to say, Don’t get even, get odd.  Are you brave enough to be unpredictable?

And now that you mention it, both Jupiter and a Conjunction between Pluto and the dwarf planet Haumea make a Trine-Sextile Truss Bridge across the Opposition between a.Karma-Sedna and Saturn-Neptune, with Pluto-Haumea Trine to a.Karma-Sedna and Jupiter Sextile to it; and Pluto-Haumea Sextile to Saturn-Neptune and Trine to a.Karma-Sedna.  The positions of the Trines and Sextiles turn out to be important, because while the Trines provide Dumb-Luck Grace, the Sextiles Ask us to take the first Step.

One planet or Conjunction can make a Trine-Sextile Bridge across an Opposition.  When two planets do so, and the two Sextile one another, the Configuration formed resemble Trusses.

So we’re actually Compelled to be Reborn through Letting Go of our Karma.  And we can do it more easily if we take an Active step toward Expansion – which means Consciously relaxing Judgment.

Which is particularly interesting to me, because I’ve always been curious about whether some folks are “Jungian” (driven toward Wholeness and Integration with the Unconscious, as Jung postulated), others are “Freudian” (driven by Demons in the Subconscious, as Freud postulated), and yet others are driven by other Energies that are reflected in the other major schools of psychology.  I would expect all schools to be useful – Both/And, after all – but are some more useful for some people?  I basically do Jungian astrology, but there are many folks for whom my readings don’t make much sense.  Of course we all grew up with different idioms and metaphors, so language has a great impact.

So I’ve always wondered whether the position of, or planetary relationships to, the Nodes may be influential.  But if a.Karma Gracefully Compels us to Rebirth through Embracing our Karma and our Fears, that would be another indication; folks with a prominent a.Karma in their natality could be prone to the Jungian Perspective.

Now, quiz time.  When you have a Trine-Sextile Truss Bridge across an Opposition that has a T-Square on the other side (we need a picture, but alas, my camera stopped talking to my computer for some reason), what is the Configuration?  A Diamond Star!  (See https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/configurations/diamond-star/ for pictures.)  Diamond Stars are very auspicious, as they make the otherwise Challenging T-Square Graceful.  The two planets in the Truss also form the base of a Finger of God pointing at the planet at the tip of the T-Square – in this case, Jupiter and Haumea-Pluto pointing to the North Node.

So these Active Steps of Expanding beyond Judgment, and of Recognizing Confusion as the first stage of Growth and Rebirth, Liberate us to meet our Mission and Embrace our Deepest Desires.  How?  Through Surrendering Control and courting Perpetual Curiosity.

The Finger of God also makes the North Node the overall Focus of the Grand Cross…

Informing us that Karma  – at least as seen through the lens of a.Karma – isn’t about Limitation, it’s about Liberation!

 Well, we didn’t really expect a.Karma to have a simple natality, did we.  And of course we’re just beginning.  If we shift our Orb or Sensitivity a bit, we find an almost-Grand Sextile, granting considerable Magical status to the Vacancy.  I haven’t calculated it yet, but this Vacancy is very close to the position of the current Chiron-Karma Initiation – as a friend says, you can’t make this stuff up!  And depending on the Orb we choose, we have at least one more Grand Cross and an additional T-Square to consider, not to mention at least one fascinating Conjunction.  So, more to follow!

4.16 Vesta-Neptune and Pluto Stationary

April 7, 2015

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Neptune Initiates Vesta here, so we expect most of the interaction between them to operate in the Neptune-Vesta direction, more than the Vesta-Neptune direction.  In other words…

Our Unconscious Beliefs will likely be expanding into a more Mystical understanding of how the Universe works, and more Compassionate attitudes toward our Communities.  There may also be a big shift toward recognizing how urgent it is for us to pay Attention to Sustainability.

The T-Square in the Diamond Star is based on the Venus-Saturn Opposition.  So the Shift in our Beliefs follows from a perception of Conflict between our Shoulds and our Wannas – more practice at our new Yintegrity work, with the Pluto Station helping to shift the Balance toward what we Want, and Saturn’s Retrogradation bringing about a revision in our historical Shoulds.

This is a Diamond Star, where the blue “bowl” underlying the T-Square, and the extra emphasis on Vesta-Neptune by the Yod, combine to make the T-Square much easier than a T-Square otherwise would be.

A Place of Power

January 19, 2015

sera2630abp8Seraphinite is a Micaceous Mineral that Heals by reducing our programmed Fear of our own True Self.  Don’t use it while sleeping.

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A Place in your Calendar that is, referring to our Power Window.  Too many pictures to show, but I wanted to quickly summarize the astrology…

The base of the Pluto T-Square with Uranus-Nodes is one Opposition in a Golden Rectangle at 13-17 Degrees of the Dynamic Signs (Fire plus Air).  The second Opposition is formed by Stationary Mercury Opposite Juno – that one’s a little beyond our usual 3-Degree Sensitivity limit, but when we’re in the Bigtop we can stretch a little, especially when Mercury’s about to turn around and come back into the Configuration…

As we’re being forced to Change our Patterns for the better, we’re also getting a big Teaching about the Limits of Either/Or mind compared to the Unlimited Potential of Consciousness.

Chiron makes a Quincunx-Duodecile Bridge across the Nodal Opposition.  A “Duodecile” is a 12th-Harmonic Angle, formerly known as a Semisextile…

Life-Changing Miracles await anyone who can manage to maintain their Curiosity about what may emerge here.

The Mars-Neptune Initiation Opposes Lilith in the base of a Saturn T-Square at 3-7 Degrees of the Mutable Signs, with Ceres forming a Trine-Sextile Bridge across it…

The Most Important Thing about the the Doing-Surrendering Teachings we’re getting is that we’re learning which pole of that Dichotomy is Sustainable.  We’re also getting a Teaching about how our Unconscious Sexism Limits us.  Which do you favor – Doing or Curiosity?  The first is Masculine, the other Feminine, and the difference usually Unconscious.

The New Moon, at one Degree of Aquarius, Trines Makemake and Sextiles Saturn, while Makemake Squares Quaoar.

We have a set of Unconscious Rules about what’s Possible and what isn’t.  We can Transcend and Transform those Rules here if we’re willing to rank What we Want more highly than What Others will think of us and if we’re willing to use Curiosity as a primary method of Creating.

The Jupiter-Eris-Ixion Grand Trine in 20-23 Degrees of Fire endures, and two Air-Sign Kites are formed by Venus Opposing Jupiter and the Stationary Haumea Opposing Eris – which means we have five parts of a Grand Sextile, with the dwarf planet Chaos about 5 Degrees away from the Vacancy.

Our Rebirth is facilitated by squarely facing Denial, relaxing our usual social rules to support greater Self-Love.

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a Diamond Star Configuration (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/configurations/diamond-star/), but Sedna makes a T-Square across the Venus-Jupiter Opposition, while the Haumea-Ixion Sextile is the foot of a Yod pointing at Sedna.  The result is a Diamond Star – a T-Square underscored by a Trine-Sextile Double Bridge.   The Diamond Star is a T-Square with Blessings.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a Grizzly Bear outside of a Zoo in California today, but Griz is on the California state flag.  Why?  Before European invaders replaced them, Griz was at the top of the Food Chain all across Western North America, and He was plentiful on the “American Serengeti” of pre-European California.  Grizzlies don’t hesitate to tear Hupers limb from limb, so how did Hupers and Griz co-exist?

When Griz attacks, a Huper has to stand tall and confront the Bear face to face, and if so, Griz withdraws, leaving the Huper to clean their drawers in peace.  The Canadian Pacific Coastal Ego-monster Sisiutl has a similar tradition, as it turns to Stone when faced.  The Survival Fear that the dwarf planet Sedna represents is the same.  A Sedna Diamond Star is a special gift from the Heavens, as it much eases our task of facing our Fear squarely.