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Soulful Full Moon

February 4, 2023

I’m still behind on paper, still working on the 19-22 January 2023 Moira-Uranus New Moon report, which is important because it’s Impact lasts till the 20 February New Moon. But in Real Life, when the clouds above my skylight parted last night, it became Glaringly Obvious that the 5-6 February Full Moon is upon us! So what’s it about?

First, it Dances with our Soul in quite a Challenging manner (non-Self-Resolving Uranus T-Square to the Full Moon Opposition). The Full Moon itself is at 17 Leo, Irrepresible Emergence of the Underworld. The Sun is at 17 Aquarius, Maintaining the Details of Tradition. Our Tradition is to treat the Underworld this way…

Uranus, though, sits at 90 Degrees from both of them, but at 16 Taurus, The Compulsive Truth of Love. It’s Squeezed between Star Menkar in 15 Taurus, The Repeatedly Erupting Need to Surrender, and 17 Taurus, Eruption of Unconscious Contents. Sounds like David Icke, post-Ayahuasca. If you’ve ever watched much television or studied much History, you know well how brutal and sadistic Hupers can be.

We may have Memories or Dreams or Visions that emulate television in their Brutality and Sadism. We may even have Chosen to Confront some of that when we were in the Lightworker’s Lounge Simulator. Whether from the Simulator or from any sort of Experience that we Identify as Personal, we may have Karma that approaches this. There is no Ego Identity in the Unconscious, it’s Impersonal. Some people consider it to have Three main Realms, the Universal, symbolized by Pluto, the Cultural (by Neptune), and the Individual (by Uranus).

Wait! If the Unconscious is full of Bogeypersons, how can we consider Uranus, the Individual Unconscious, to represent The Soul? You’re thinking of Freud’s Subconscious. That’s the Dungeon where all of our Demons are Chained Up (or were, till this Full Moon, I guess). Jung’s Unconscious is the Dragon’s Lair, where our Lost Treasures are cached – the ones that will make us Whole and take us to 5D – Protected by the Dragon. The costumes and makeup are better there.

The Subconscious and the Unconscious are actually the same place. The only difference is the Perspective of the Observing Ego. Is Thor’s Hammer the Sledge of Destruction? Or is it the Mjölnir – Lightning – of Epiphany and Enlightenment? There’s a pretty Clear and very Traditional Dichotomy at work here, isn’t there – the Famous Dichotomy between Good and Evil. Well, Dichotomies are what Dimensionality? Two? What do we know about 2D? That’s where the Mind Lives, isn’t it. Nature doesn’t Live there, Reality doesn’t Live there.

You aren’t old enough to remember the old Kodak Brownie camera from the 1950s. My first camera. They may have had color film for it, but who could afford that? When we could spare the cash to get a roll developed, we got 2×2 inch (5×5 cm) black and white snapshots. 2 inches, 2 colors (sorta – shades of grey actually), 2D. That’s where Good and Evil Lived, there in the Brownie, and on the couch – and in the 50s. Actually, developers would only develop Good. Evil snapshots got confiscated. You had to go to Polaroid to capture Evil, and that was still originally only Sepia and White. Color TV was still ten years away. You can make Color with 3 pigments, but mixing them together in different combinations and intensities will provide an almost Infinite number of additional Dimensions.

That helps, but to get to Nature or Reality you need to add many more Dimensions, starting with Linear Time. Video simulates Linear Time, and consumes Linear Time to watch, but it still doesn’t do 3D well, or approach all the variations and nuances of Nature or Reality, or even of Huper Culture and Artifacts. All of these considerations are about Separation, a 2D Concept. Language, the Currency of 2D, can describe, usually crudely, many characteristics of 3D and sometimes beyond, but it has precious few words for Unitary. So we have to admit that 2D is woefully Inadequate to capture the Paradoxical way Nature is Multidimensional and Unitary.

The Unconscious is also Multidimensional and Unitary. The Three Realms are marked off just for the convenience of astrologers and psychologists and their Minds. The Three are Irretrievably Interwoven and Entangled. The distinctions between the Realms are pretty Arbitrary. Think of it as a Gigantic Blob floating in Interdimensional Space, like Dark Matter or Dark Energy, obviously Occupying the same space we Live In. The outside of this Unconscious Blob is studded with Rings. Bilbo was trying to find one of them. When we stick a finger into one of the rings on the outside of the Unconscious, it sticks. That’s Karma.

Since the Unconscious is Invisible or Transparent, we can never know the Source of the Karma. All we can do is Notice and Identify (crudely, since it’s multidimensional, but that’s a start) the Pattern of Behaviour that it produces, and Act or Speak Differently, Hoping the Change will impact the Karma broadly – for instance, will Stopping Generational Abuse End the Karma itself, or just our own Ring of it? We don’t know, we just do the best we can, and Assume that we’ll simultaneously Chip Away at the larger Cultural Realm of the Blob. If it helps, we can Assume that the Karma was part of the Original Intelligence of the Universe, put there as a Heuristic or Teaching Device for us demented Hupers.

The Finger of the Goddess, consisting of two planets two Signs apart, with a third planet at their Far Midpoint, five Signs away, making an Acute Triangle or Wedge. Five Signs is called a Quincunx (Latin for “5/12ths”) and indicating Mystery, or Dimensionality higher than 2 or 3. In Nature there are no Contradictions – which are 2D and therefore in the Mind of the Observer – there are only Paradoxes where there appear to be Contradictions, and this is also true of Mystery, the Quincunx, and the Finger of the Goddess. The Finger combines the 5th Harmonic (Learning) with the 12th Harmonic (Pattern-Breaking). We can’t change a Problem using the same Thinking that postulated the Problem, so we have to Learn a New Way to Break the Problem.

The T-Square consists of two planets in Opposition or 6 Signs apart, with a third planet at their Midpoint, three Signs away, making a Right Triangle. Three Signs is one fourth of the Zodiac, hence it’s the 4th Harmonic, signifying Dominion. Western Culture understands only Domination, not Dominion, as the tale of Damocles illustrates. Damocles covets the Emperor’s Luxury, so he asks if he can sit in for a day and Enjoy the Domination. The Emperor says “Sure,” but hangs a Sword over the Throne by a single Horsehair to symbolize the Complexity of the Duties that he must perform to maintain his Dominion. Damocles is Terrified by the implications of Accountability, and Runs Away. The Moon, by the way, symbolizes Accountability.

So the T-Square signifies Mastery through Challenge or Mastery through Adeptitude, which Damocles could have Worked toward had he not Run Away. Now, if we add a Finger of the Goddess to the T-Square, with each of their “third planets” being the same planet, then the base of the T-Square makes a nest of Trines and Sextiles (both of which signify Grace) with the base of the Finger, and this Basket of Grace under the T-Square makes the T-Square Self-Resolving. If it’s hard for you to follow all the triangles, this is all mapped out graphically in the post at Bear with us, we’re making a Point.

If Damocles was in a Self-Resolving Challenge, and had not run, but tried Sitting with his Discomfort (in the sense of Sitting in Meditation), he would have had an Aha! Experience, understood the message, untied the Sword, handed it back to the Emperor, thanked him, and Lived Happily Ever After. In a Self-Resolving Challenge (T-Square plus Finger of the Goddess), the Distressing Patterns we Break by Sitting with the Challenge are Patterns that were ready to Let Go of us, Rings that were ready to Break Open at the slightest Tug, or even On Their Own. (Thanks to Boozilla for the loan of the Patient Bear.)

Earlier we mentioned a Configuration that Ego astrologers refer to as a Thor’s Hammer, as it’s Implications can be troublesome for the Ego. It’s two planets 90 Degrees apart with a third planet halfway between them at their Far Midpoint, 4½ Signs away. The Ego astrologers refer to the 4½-Sign Angle as a Sesqui-Square because what they see is a Challenge similar to a Square (Sesqui means 1½). In Ascension astrology, we see a Trioctile Angle there, because we regard the Octile, the 8th Harmonic (1/8th of the Zodiac or 45 Degrees), as a very legitimate Angle in its own right, meaning Adjustment or Justice.

We refer to the Configuration as a Mjölnir, or Trioctile Yod. That’s just Norwegian for Thor’s Hammer, but the Hammer has so much Destructive Baggage from Hollywood’s interpretations of it, that we needed a more neutral term that emphasized the Lightning aspect of Thor’s Hammer. Lightning, a legitimate meaning of the Hammer in Norse Lore, is just as Destructive, but it’s more Focused, and Illuminates the Situation. So we regard the Octile as meaning Insight, and the Mjölnir as signifying Epiphany. The Trioctile combines the 3rd Harmonic (Love with Wisdom) and the 8th (Adjustment), so Implies Bringing into Balance.

Now, if a T-Square (Challenge) and a Mjölnir (Rebalancing) point to the same planet, then the Challenge is Self-Resolving with a Caveat. We have to do our Work. The Patterns to be Broken will likely be Difficult, such as Rejecting Feelings that We’d Rather Die than Feel. The Angles made between the base of the Mjölnir and the base of the Square, rather than Trines and Sextiles as was the case with the Finger, are Octiles and Trioctiles – Justice and Rebalancing.

There may be Guilt involved with the planets in the Mjölnir, and we may need to Make Amends to bring the Guilt “to Justice.” Often the Amends will need to be make to Ourself, for Abandoning an Inner Child for most of our Life, for instance. Guilt is seldom “Deserved” – it’s usually someone else Blaming us to Protect their own Ego. If it was something “we” did “wrong,” Regret would be more appropriate than Guilt. We put “we” in quotes because if it’s Karmic, it wasn’t even “us” that were involved, “we” weren’t there! “Wrong” is in quotes because it’s a Judgment, a Duality, an Intellectualization, a Thought. We can be Tortured by Thoughts, but not Blamed for them.

We’ll talk about how the Full Moon Triggers Mjölnirs tomorrow.

For now there’s one more Important Issue we need to mention. Karma is By Definition Not Present Moment. It has roots in other Lifetimes. Even if they’re Parallel Lifetimes, they aren’t in Our (Our Ego’s) Present Moment. It’s Effortless to Bring Karma into the Present Moment – all we need to do is Repeat Self-Destructive Habits Mindlessly. Yes, we haven’t traced most of our Karma back to its first Pattern. The Present-Moment Re-Enactment of Karma often starts with one of those Feelings that We’d Rather Die Than Feel.

Each time we Feel that, our Reaction is to Repress it, often before we even Realize we’ve Felt it, because we’ve been Practicing Repression for so long that it’s Automatic. Often it was part of our Programming. We weren’t Allowed to Feel that because our Programmers couldn’t Stand It themselves. So when we begin to Notice a Karmic Pattern beginning to Repeat, we may be Noticing the second or third Pattern in a series. That doesn’t matter. Whatever stage we Notice, that’ll make it easier to trace back to earlier Patterns.

We may be able to get ahead of this process by PIAVAing to know What Came Before the last time this Karma was Triggered? Then we can Notice that Pattern when it reoccurs, to see if it’s part of the Chain of Events and Feelings that lead to Outcomes we don’t Want. If we can be Vigilant about this process, ultimately we can simply Refuse to Cooperate when the Triggers are pulled. Fear is often one of the Feelings that we’d rather Die than Feel. Not all Fear, but Fear of a certain Tone, Fear that Regresses us to Past Deaths or Past Experiences that “we” Experienced as Worse than Death.

Once we Interrupt the Chain of Events and Feelings that lead to Outcomes we don’t Want, it becomes Obvious that Karma is Just a Thought. Like the old Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, but Thoughts Will Never Hurt Me till we let them lead us down a Train of Karma. From the Perspective of the Octile and Trioctile, every Event and Feeling is a Teacher, and the more Unpleasant it is, the more Important is the Lesson. Blaming the Teacher when we don’t Grok the Lesson helps no one.

Rhodonite (the red, a Manganese Inosilicate with Calcium, Iron, and Magnesium substituting for some of the Manganese; an Inosilicate is one with the Silicate units joined into long chains) and Galena (the silver-black, Lead Sulfate), which “blends the heart pink with the dark root Chakra colors [and] helps a person self-actualize as it increases awareness of dignity, self-respect, and self-regard [and] grounds all these essential awarenesses to a stable foundation. … It is a unique aid to insight as it strengthens the heart connection to the higher self, bridging the intelligence and learning ability of the heart tissue with the higher self while bypassing the brain” (Marquist & Frasl, pp.127-8).

T-Squares and Grand Crosses

November 29, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


September 1, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


June 20, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

Waking Up I

May 26, 2020

Our Expanding Consciousness Exercise that would have peaked 26 May 2020 (asteroid Juno Stationary 26 May 8pm PDT in 6 Libra) bleeds into a closely connected (since they’re only two Arcminutes and four days apart) Intrusive Memories Exercise that will carry into the rest of the week (dwarf planet OR10/Gonggong Stationary 30 May 2:40 pm PDT in 6 Pisces)The result should be lots of Insights into our Impediments to Sustainable Manifestation (dwarf planets Ceres [Sustainability] and Makemake [Manifestation] Conjoin Stationary OR10 and Juno, respectively).

The primary Configuration is about Motivation and Multi-Tasking (a Grand Cross).  Typically under these Configurations we’re Challenged by a zillion little Hassles that actually Complement one another.  Since the Hassles are small and we can Easily Envision positive results from our Efforts, we’re Motivated to Resolve them.  And in this case, half of the Hassles are already Self-Resolving (two of the T-Squares in the Grand Cross are Diamond Stars).

If it starts to Feel Overwhelming, make a List, Prioritize, Do the Most Important first, and strive for Adequacy rather than Perfection.  You can always come back and Perfect it later, any time Improving a previous item is More Important than the next item on your List.  Include time on your List for dealing with Intrusive Memories as they arise.  Unlike your Doing items, you probably won’t know these in advance.  Intrusive Memories can be very Distracting, and if you start to Identify with the Emotions that arise, you can get trapped in them.  These Being items are actually More Important than the Doing items on your List.

Often they’ll come through as If Onlys… – “If Only I’d have done such-and-such.”  So, why didn’t you do such-and-such back then?  Because you were too “____” – I’m sure you won’t have any difficulty filling in the Self-Judgment.  That Self-Judgment identifies your Impediment.  You had a Positive reason for not doing it.  What was that?  That Positive part of you is not Appreciated, and it needs to be Embraced.

The Doing items on your List are about Improving your Ability to Manifest What You Want (Juno-Makemake), while the Being items will be about Letting Go of your Karmic Impediments to Manifesting What You Want (Ceres-OR10 Sextile Uranus as the base of the Juno-Makemake Finger of the Goddess).  Letting Go of the Impediments is More Important than Improving your Abilities, because your Impediments are a brake that’s always Limiting your Abilities, until you Let Go of them.

One way to Let Go of your Impediments is to Locate them in your Body (where do you Feel Discomfort?), Imagine Softening and Warming that place (putting your hand on it helps), and Hold your Full Attention there for a few minutes.  We usually Run from these places because we don’t like them, but before they can be Healed or Reverted they need first of all to be Consciously Recognized, Acknowledged, and Embraced.  Then you can Poor-Sweetheart yourself, Tap Them Out, or alternately Tap Them Out and then test them by Thetaing What You Want in their stead.

Fortunately, this Adventure about Manifestation is Self-Resolving, so Pay More Attention to your Process than you do to the Content of what you’re Doing.  What You’re Learning here is far more important than What You’re Doing, and What You’re Doing would actually take care of itself (which is what “Self-Resolving” means) if you did nothing.  Pay Attention to when you start to Tense Up, and build a Habit of Stopping, Breathing, Grounding, and Calming yourself.  This Habit will be far More Important to your Future than anything you’re Doing.

Here’s the chart of the Juno-OR10 Stations, with the Grand Cross (the red square and cross) and the Juno-Makemake Diamond Star traced out in heavier lines…

A Diamond Star is a T-Square [Challenge] and a Finger of the Goddess [Pay Attention!] both pointing to the same place (here Juno-Makemake).  In the chart, the T-Square is the red triangle connecting Juno-Makemake with Mercury and Pholus-Quaoar, and the Finger of the Goddess is the green wedge connecting Juno-Makemake with Uranus and OR10-Ceres.  You can see the Bowl of Grace (blue trusses or Trine Bridges opposite the T-Square) that are created by the base of the Finger of the Goddess – it’s this Grace that makes a Diamond Star Self-Resolving.

Changes III

January 23, 2020

I agree, it’s a very Confusing time.  I can tell by the number of folks calling up this blog but not entering through a specific post.  How are we supposed to Interpret these unusual events?

For instance, two probably-independent sources have recently advised me not to sleep over underground or moving Water, predicting dire consequences.  Well, there’s an apparent Spring, and a sump pump, in the crawl space under my bedroom.  While researching this, my stove started doing weird, “irrational” things.  WTF?  A stove?  I started Meditating with the Spring, floating in it, Embracing it, inviting Communication.  The next time I was in the kitchen, the stove had resumed normal “Inanimate-Object” behaviors.

Who was it that demonstrated that Poltergeists are produced by Unconscious Contents that are Desperate for Revelation?  Recall that the symbol for Revelation of What’s Been Denied (dwarf planet Eris) was, with Uranus/Soul, one of two planets that was very Strong (Stationary) at the 10-12 January 2020 Change of Zeitgeist (Pluto-Saturn Initiation).  Also recall that Denial is a Healthy process, one which we use to file away, for future unwrapping, material we aren’t ready to deal with yet.  It’s a time capsule we leave for ourself.

My usual income Stream is again being delayed without explanation.  Plus, I’ve been without an Internet connection for most of the last two days.  Three of my four income sources depend on the Internet.  Is the Universe suggesting that I should be Changing professions again?  Advising that our Future could be Internet-less, for any number of easily imaginable reasons, from hacking to cyberwar to censorship to economic collapse to technological failure?  As I was heading in to do a Joe Dispenza Meditation on the tatters of my Identity without the Internet, I decided to make one last reboot, and lo, my connection was back.

Deprived of the Internet yesterday, we watched a DVD of Part 2 of the sixteen-year-old video of Concert for George.  The video included Monty Python performing “I’m a Lumberjack.”

Not being that familiar with Monty Python, we aren’t sure who sang the Lumberjack lead, but Terry Jones is listed as the first songwriter.  Terry Jones died yesterday, rest his Soul.  There’s an asteroid for that, and the asteroid Terryjones Conjoins the standout planet in Friday’s 24 January (1:45 pm PST) New Moon.

In the song, Tom Hanks played one of the Royal Canadian Mounties in the chorus (first row, right side).  At Friday’s New Moon the asteroid Tomhanks occupies the same position as the 10 January Eclipse that also heralded the Change of Zeitgeist.  Oh, and did I mention that the asteroid Harrison, named after George, is in the same place?  Busy, busy, busy.  Methinks we’re going to need a Sense of Humor during this Zeitgeist.

So we better look at this 24 January New Moon chart…

The Standout Planet (Alone in half of the Zodiac) that Dominates the chart is the symbol for Manifestation (dwarf planet Makemake).  We’ve Changed the Water (the 10-12 January Change of Zeitgeist), we’ve jettisoned some of our Old Identities that won’t float (the 17 January Nemesis Station), and now we’re going to be Learning What Works to Create in this New Time Province.

I’m sure I’ve mentioned my experience with the film The Corporation

After watching it, I left thinking, despondently, “Shit, I guess I’m going to have to go back to the barricades,” remembering the Vietnam War protests.  As I walked, a Green Dude, about 7 feet tall, half Muppet Lizard and half Praying Mantis, appeared in a sewer grate, telepathing to me, “No, that time is over; now it’s about Meditating on What You Want.”  Afterwards I could Feel the Earth Breathing, as the sidewalk rose and fell slightly with each step.

Shortly thereafter, when I relayed this Experience to RJ Stewart in a workshop, he told a story about the women who had protested the first British Nucular power plant.  They were unsuccessful, hounded out of England, and subsequently moved to California, starting a Meditation Group that Energetically evolved into the current US Environmental Movement.

So that’s the clear message to me –

Meditate on What We Want,
Let Go of What Anyone Else Is Doing to the Contrary,
spend as much time as we can
Feeling How We’ll Feel When We Have What We Want

Let Go of any Attachments to What That Will Look Like, and especially to
Let Go of Any Pictures We Have or Don’t Have about the Mechanisms that It’ll Take to Get Us There because
The Mechanisms aren’t in 3D Reality.  They’re in 5D.

In the New Moon chart, the first thing to notice, after the Standout Planet, is the remarkable Perfect Symmetry.  Perfect Symmetry means everything fits together like Clockwork.  So yes, all this Serendipity around Meditation is right on.

Manifestation here is an Enhanced Self-Resolving Challenge (a Diamond Star or T-Square and Finger of God pointing to the same planet, that’s Enhanced by also being a corner of a Grand Trine/Dumb-Luck Grace), implying that Grace is likely to Flow Easily.  When it doesn’t, we need to Trust that Something Better is hatching behind the door.

The Manifestation planet forms a Contrast to (Opposes) the symbol for Despair and Miracles (Chiron).  That tells us that our Stops, our Blocks to Abundance (our Discouragement and Doubt), will be strongly Lit Up, so we can bring them into Consciousness and Let Them Go.  What is Unconscious Rules our Lives without our Knowing Why.  It can be very difficult to tease out the Why, and this planet (Chiron) is our roadmap, because it leads us directly there – but not Analytically.  Rather as a Contrast.  The Block is what Discourages us.

The glyph for Chiron is a Key, and the Key lies in Poor-Sweethearting ourself – “You Poor Sweetheart, you Feel Discouraged, don’t you.”  Then we have to Change the Subject, because if we don’t, we’ll just recycle our Despair.  If necessary, we may have to say to ourself, “You Poor Sweetheart, you’re having Difficulty Changing the Subject, aren’t you.”  Chiron is non-Linear and non-Analytical.

When we Change the Subject, we Step Out of Discouragement, because when we say to ourself, “You Poor Sweetheart,” we leave Despair and enter Compassion, Self-Compassion.  We move from Fear to Love, from Storm to Sunlight, Night to Day.  When we Change the Subject and cut the tape, canceling the replay, we are Free to Manifest What We Want instead of those old Karmic tapes of What We Don’t Want.

Manifestation here also “Squares the Nodes.”  The Nodes are on Opposite sides of the Zodiac, with our Karma on one side (the South Node, or stethoscope) and our Mission (the North Node or headphones) on the other.  A planet that “Squares” them, as Manifestation (Makemake) does here in this New Moon, sits exactly halfway between them (making a 90° angle or “Square” to each).  It means that the planet between the Nodes is the Fulcrum that we can use to Lever ourself out of Karma and into Liberation.

So it is Reframing our Discouragement (Chiron) about What We’re (Not) Manifesting (Makemake), into Gratitude for Being Shown the Keywhat Discourages usthat Unlocks the Karmic Doorway from Fate to Choice.  But it’s non-Linear and non-Analytical.  So we don’t Analyze our Discouragement, we Poor-Sweetheart it.  Most of the time, we get Discouraged about the last 10% or 2% of What We Want – we’ve already Created the other 90-98%, but we’re Focused on the last few percent, because that’s what Separates us from the Bliss we seek – or so we Believe.

We aren’t actually Consumers, we’re Creators.  So there will always be another 10% or 2% more that we Want.  Which is fabulous, because Life would be Empty without ever-evolving Motivation.  Reminding ourself that we’ve already Created 90-98% of our Goal is a great Step toward turning Despair into Miracles.  So is Recognizing that 100% is only the Next Step, not the Perfect Endall.  It’s just a Goal, not an Epitaph.  Those tricks are helpful, but your real Leverage lies in Poor-Sweethearting yourself.

As we approach 26 January, the symbol for Rebirth (dwarf planet Haumea) is very Strong (Stationary).  The theme (Sabian Symbol) for this astroevent, and for the Natality (Birth) that follows it, is “Becoming Aware of Spiritual Forces Surrounding and Assisting us(28 Libra), the same anthem as the 35-year Zeitgeist we’re leaving.  So the Bravery that kernelizes the New Zeitgeist is about Being Brave enough to set our Ego aside and Receive Assistance from our Invisible Friends.

Kegels 3

February 1, 2019

The other elements of Big Grace in the Juno-Sedna chart, and the upcoming Sedna Station chart, are two Diamond Stars.

A T-Square (drawn as a red triangle) is made up of two planets Opposite one another, with a third at their Midpoint (ie, three Signs from each).  It means a Challenge.  The ultimate aim is to become Adept at this Challenge, but it’s via the School of Hard Knocks.  If we haven’t Figured Out what we’re supposed to be Learning, we usually Experience a T-Square as Long-Suffering Frustration.

I mean, how would we know, if we didn’t have our chart drawn up?  And even then, an Ego astrologer would concur that we were screwed.  We’d just think it was horrible Karma!

That’s what I thought about my own T-Squares until I Realized that the Fourth Harmonic (a Square goes one Fourth of the way around the Zodiac) is about Dominion – Healthy Control, Mastery!  (Or, without the possible hidden implication of Slavery as the inverse of Mastery, Adeptness.)  Dominion is the Fourth Principle in the Tarot’s Major Arcana.

A natal T-Square is a Life-Long graduate seminar, where there are no real Answers, only better Questions, better because they lead to a fuller understanding of the Depth and Breadth of the Issue that the T-Square presents.  So when we Reframe it thus, each Bummer in our Life-Long series of Bummers, has taught us a new Principle, Subtlety, Corollary, Insight, or Breakthrough about the subject of our seminar.

Each time we thought we were going to get it “Right” this time!  We thought we could make External Reality match our Perfect Pictures.  And every time we Failed.  But each time we Learned more about it.  Each time we got a little closer to What We Want, though many times we’ve taken wide Detours into places we didn’t know were Related until we went there.  Truth is, we’ll never Achieve our Perfect Pictures, because Perfect Pictures are 2D Snapshots, while Real Life is a Hologram in an Infinite number of Dimensions.

Achieving our Perfect Pictures would be like trying to Grok the nature of a Butterfly by pinning it to a board.  The hardest thing about a T-Square is that we can’t give it up.  Dropping the class is not an Option, because What We Want is an Irrevocable Compulsion.  It’s What We’re Here For.  We often settle for an Addiction – we get so Frustrated by our Lack of Success, which we take as a Personal Failure, that we divert ourself with the small but Satisfying Pleasure that we can get from Sugar, Alcohol, MJ, Sex, or worse.  It’s Temporary, but by the time we Indulge, we forget our Frustration.

Let’s take an Example.  For instance, suppose we hypothesize someone who has a Life-Long Challenge (T-Square) to Figure Out how to set up Effective Boundaries (Haumea-Pallas-Aletheia) between their Soul (Uranus) and their Ego so they can Approach their LifeTime Mission (North Node).  Oh, gosh, that’s one of the T-Squares in the Juno-Sedna chart, isn’t it.  What a coincidence…

The North Node is symbolized by those earphones in the lower right.  The red triangle that points to the earphones is the T-Square.  Well, we know already that our Mission is like Differential Equations or Calculus – we never really get there, we just keep cutting the distance in half between us and it…

If What We Want is Water and it’s always just out of Reach, that’s the Picture of Frustration.  We need to Reframe it – we may never get any Water in this Lifetime, but we’re sure going to Learn everything there is to Learn about Striving for it.  And probably, literally, Die trying.  Which is Cool – we was gonna Die anyway, so why not Die for a Cause.  And there aren’t any Causes more important to us than What We Want.

So, this particular “Challenge to Figure Out how to set up Effective Boundaries between our Soul and our Ego so we can Approach our LifeTime Mission” isn’t Life-Long, it’s only temporary.  We’re using the Mean Nodes, and they move about a Degree-and-a-half per month, so this Uranus-Haumea-North Node T-Square will only be with us for a few months.  But meanwhile, here in the context of wresting Power out of Fear (Sedna Stationary), finding a Boundary  between Soul and Rebirth that Serves our Mission is a Challenge that Confronts us.

For instance, the best Boundary here between Soul and Mission might be no Boundary, and Surrendering our Sovereignty to that Degree might Scare the Living Daylights out of our Ego, not to mention how it could Frighten our Dependents, as we might be Compelled to Abandon them for some abstruse Project like Saving Antarctica for the Penguins.  Or it could Drive us to Drink.  Here’s how some folks might do these Boundary Games…

“Full of anticipation, we set off and when we had adjusted our consciousness to the high vibration, we found ourselves in the Fairy sector.  However serious the reason for our visit may be, first we must play.  This is a necessity and not a frivolity because, until we have rushed about as fast as we can, there remain clinging to us, Earth ideas, and until we are rid of them, we are unable to concentrate.  What fun this period is.

“We burst and reform only to disintegrate again almost immediately.  In this destruction, the atoms of our bodies change their positions and one of our amusements is to stop them from rejoining those of the person to whom they rightfully belong.  Of course we can never prevent them from doing this for long, but sometimes we keep them poised between the two of us, they look so funny that we begin laughing, our concentration vanishes until we are once more complete and ready to burst again.”

–Normus, “Travels,” in Daphne Charters, Forty Years with the Fairies, p.209.

So, that’s a T-Square.  But weren’t we supposed to be talking about Diamond Stars?  Oh, ok, I remember now.

See the two green lines rising from the North Node?  That’s called a Finger of God, and it means Pay Attention to this!!  Some folks also call it a “Yod.”  In these charts, red lines represent Challenge, green Curiosity, and blue Grace.  Notice that when we connect the Yod to the T-Square, a web of blue lines is created on the other side of the central Opposition – literally, a Bowl of Grace.

This is a Diamond Star, and it means that the T-Square is a Self-Resolving Challenge because of the Grace in the blue lines, which make a double Trine Bridge, or two Easy Alternative Paths, across the T-Square.  Like an escalator up the side of the Cliff we Expected to have to climb.  So our two escalators in this Diamond Star are Suspending Disbelief or Allowing our Beliefs to Shift (Klotho-Vesta), and Trusting our Forbidden Genius (Eurydike-Ixion), which will require a Shift in our Values (Venus).

If we are to Trust the Genius of our True Self, we’re probably going to have to Give Up some Obedience to the Values of our former Masters or Programmers.  Recognizing that they were Doing the Best They Knew How at the Time, we just know that this is the time when we have to substitute Self-Trust for the relative Security of their Truth.

This is a Diamond Square, so this just happens, it’s not something we have to work hard at, though we may have to work a bit at Surrendering our Resistance to it – at least enough to enable us to Notice the Difference.  After all, the overall Work this week is Growth of Consciousness – Juno-Sedna.

So the Bottom Line of this Diamond Star is that both our Beliefs and our Values will Shift, or have already Shifted.  Have you Noticed any of that in your own Experience yet?  This is a big Change in our Identity, since Values and Beliefs are the Foundations of Who We Are.  And an Effortless Shift.  We haven’t mentioned Nemesis or Ego Death once, and they aren’t involved.

Well, not in an obvious way anyway.  Nemesis is Octile (Adjustment) to Mars (Action) and Trioctile (Rebalancing) to Pluto (the Underlying Energy).  Without the Diamond Star that would be enough to create some Ego Death, and at any rate no Change of Identity takes place without some Ego Death.  Death doesn’t have to be Unpleasant, however, if we Take Ourselves Lightly, like the Angels do.  That Mars-Pluto Square is about An Angel with a Harp, recall.

If you’ve Noticed your Beliefs, Values, Identity Shifting in the last several days, have you Noticed any signs of Ego Death? Getting Lost in a familiar place, for instance, where it feels like part of you knows exactly where you are, but another part is Experiencing it as Brand New.  That’s an important kind of Shift to Notice as we Grow our Consciousness.

The second Diamond Star (notice the double green lines emanating from the point of the T-Square) is focused on the Stellium in Libra – Haumea-Aletheia-Pallas, or Rebirth of True Boundaries.  If our Boundaries are Out of Balance with our Soul or our Goals or our Mission, we won’t know Who to Trust, or what to eat for breakfast, or when to Meditate and when to Act.  So this is a Big Deal.

The roots of this Yod are Chiron (Despair/Miracles) and Juno-Sedna itself (Bringing our Fears into Consciousness).  As we’ve said, when our Fears are Unconscious, they Control our Life.  In order to Overcome them (or rather, Love them into becoming the Power that they really are) we need first to Bring them into Consciousness.  Despair is totally appropriate when our Unconscious Fears rule our Lives, because we’re Powerless against them.

But fortunately, Chironean Despair is easy to fix – alls we gotta do is Poor-Sweetheart ourself.  We say to ourself, “You Poor Sweetheart, you’re Feeling Overwhelmed, aren’t you.”  That statement Shifts our Identity from Despair to Compassion.  If we don’t Change the Subject afterwards though, we may get sucked back into Despair (though we could always Poor-Sweetheart ourself again).

Once we slip out of our stiff, scratchy Despair shirt and pull on our soft, warm Compassion hoodie, we can Change the Subject – do something else entirely, and divert our Attention.  That will allow the Overwhelming Challenges that Triggered our Despair to Resolve themselves on their own, without the Interference of our Anxiety.  After all, We are now Compassion, not Worry.

All Prayers are Answered, and a “You Poor Sweetheart…” is a Prayer of sorts, a Surrendering of the Overwhelm to your Higher Power.  It’s also a Loving Moment like Gary Craig talks about in his Unseen Therapist process (, which is a very Powerful Healing technique to Learn.  It’s also Easy to Learn if you’ve been PIAVAing for a while (

We don’t talk about them often, but the seven short green lines are also important, and you can take advantage of them in any chart you find them in.  They’re called “Unxes” because an “Unx” is one twelfth of something.  The Twelfth Harmonic is about Pattern-Breaking.  That’s one of the most Powerful Skills we can develop.  After all, Karma is just Patterns, so if we can Break those Patterns, we’re Golden.

In fact, the South Node (Karma itself!) has two Unxes, one to Trusting our Forbidden Genius (Aletheia-Ixion-Venus), and the other to Suspending Disbelief (Klotho-Vesta).  The implication is that these two Intentional Acts will shake a good deal of our Karma and Self-Sabotage Loose.  We won’t turn that down.

The other Unxes and Opportunities for some relatively Easy Pattern-Breaking are…

  • Suspending Disbelief to Despair/Miracles (Chiron).  An excellent Example of that – when you encounter what feels like a familiar Bummer about to repeat, Suspend your Belief that it’s Inevitable.  It AintJust don’t Grab it.  Just slip out the back, Jack; just get off the bus, Gus – there must be fifty ways to Leave your Karma.  And don’t for a moment think that your Kinship with your Karma isn’t a Love Relationship – how long have the two of you been Joined at the Hip after all?
  • Despair/Miracles to your Soul (Uranus).  What keeps you from Uniting your Soul and your Ego?  You don’t even need to know it, you can just say to yourself, “You Poor Sweetheart, You aren’t Identifying with your Soul as much as you could be, are you.”  Then just Change the Subject and Enjoy!
  • Soul to Consciousness of Fear (Juno-Sedna).  I mean, what would your Soul have to Fear, anyway?  Certainly not Annihilation, it’s Immortal by definition.  Abandonment might Sadden Her, but even that’s Doubtful, as She surely knows that Getting Lost is the first stage of Getting Found.  We may have already Resolved all of our Sedna Station Issues with that last Poor Sweetheart.  Wouldn’t that be great!
  • Consciousness of Fear to Unlimited Potential (dwarf planet Chaos).  Of course we’ve already Kegeled our Fear into Power, but even then, Unlimited is pretty Scary.  Reminds us of when we used to Imagine walking off the Edge of the Flat Earth, or those Nightmares we used to have about the Grand Canyon.  Better to PIAVA our Unlimited Potential.  How else will we shake it free from our existing Limiting Beliefs?
  • Unlimited Potential to our Mission (North Node).  How does that Feel – Exciting?  If it doesn’t, Breathe.  Better?  You should be Feeling a Surge of Energy up your Spine.  We may even be Wondering, what the Hell is my Mission, anyway?  If so, great – Wonder is a hidden PIAVA (don’t try to Figure It Out though – that will Limit it).  You could make it PIVAWA if you want, or even WIPAVA.

It’s really pretty Simple math – Fear Plus Breathing Equals Excitement, Fear Plus Kegels Equals Power.  We’ll probably get lots of Opportunities to practice both over the next week.

Wants, Mission, Compromise 4

June 17, 2018

So, in addition to the Cornucopia (or the Illusion of a Cornucopia) in the Sabian Symbol, what does the chart of the Eris-Juno Initiation tell us?  Because the three major events that dominate this weekend all occur in different Degrees, they each have Different Stories to tell.

The first Story told is that the Most Important Thing is our Self-Sovereignty…

Which is to say, the Eris-Juno Initiation chart features a T-Square to Lilith.  A T-Square (the red triangle) is a Challenge, a Temptation to yield to Frustration, and an Invitation to become Adept at dealing with the subtleties of the Challenge.  Lilith is about Self-Sovereignty.  If that’s not self-Explanatory, it “just” means you take your Orders from yourself, not from Others.  Even if it’s your Ego issuing the Orders, rather than your Soul or other element of your Higher Self, that can still be good practice.

Of course the Patriarchy marks Lilith’s Rebellion as Egoic, since Competition is what the Patriarchy Understands, and Female Self-Sovereignty was and is a criminal Betrayal to the Patriarchy.

We’ve included Pluto and Klotho with Lilith, even though they’re a bit more than three Degrees from the Degree of the Initiation; they’re more than close enough to have a strong influence on any Project that we’d Begin this weekend, and as we’ll see, this chart strongly suggests we’ll be Reborn.

Pluto adds the element of Compulsion to Self-Sovereignty.  The New Lilith-Pluto Cycle began in mid-May at 22 Capricorn, “By accepting defeat gracefully, a general reveals nobility of character.”  Lilith-Pluto is a nine-year Cycle, and the Patriarchy is unlikely to accept defeat, gracefully or otherwise, by 2027, though of course we needn’t exclude the possibility. 

However, the Sabian Symbol suggests continued major progress.  Bear in mind though that during the first quarter of any Cycle, the Resistance of the Olde Order dominates the airwaves, so to find evidence of the New during this period, we need to Look For It.  #MeToo may encounter some defeats of its own here.  We can expect the Apparent Tide to shift at the Lilith-Pluto Waxing Square, around the time that the two-century Digital Age begins in earnest, in 2020-2021. 

Our job in the interim is to continue to Conspire to promote the New Cycle, for instance by Acting and Speaking as though the Patriarchy has already Surrendered.  The folks who are on the fence gain the Courage to step up when they hear enough Voices and see enough Commitment to know that they won’t be Alone when they do, so at this stage our Voices and Actions are even more influential than usual, even though the media will repeatedly emphasize our minority or ignore us entirely.

Klotho, of course, represents New Beginnings.  The latest 4-year Klotho-Pluto Cycle (Realizing that our old methods don’t work, and starting over) began at the March Equinox in the same 22 Capricorn, reinforcing the same Energy as the New Lilith-Pluto Cycle.

The New Klotho-Lilith Cycle (Initiating New Patterns of Self-Sovereignty) began in mid-February at 11 Capricorn, “A large group of pheasant on a private estate.”  This is a picture of the Closure of the Commons.  In the Patriarchy, Greed is Good.  We can easily envision a wall of hungry immigrants just beyond the fence of the estate, adding an Overpopulation picture to the Greed picture, and challenging our Beliefs about WeAreAllOne. 

The whole “what if everyone did that?” pseudo-argument that was used to try to Manipulate and Control many of us by our Programmers, comes to mind.  Lots of Fears to be Let Go Of in this nine-year Cycle.

The base of the Lilith T-Square is the Opposition between the Eris-Juno Initiation itself (the Coming into Consciousness of that which Has Previously Been Denied) and Haumea (Rebirth) – so you can see why we stretched our Sensitivity to Birth proportions and included Klotho.  Bear in mind that Denial is a healthy psychological Response to that which would Overwhelm our Ego and threaten to reverse our Growth in Consciousness.

But the Big Deal here is that this isn’t a usual T-Square, it’s a Diamond Star, which is formed when the focus of the T-Square (Lilith) is also the focus of a Yod (the green wedge).  This creates the “bowl of Grace” (blue lines) under the T-Square, as it’s Bridged by Sun-Chaos (Unlimited Potential is our Essence) and Moon-Ceres (Sustainable Authenticity).

A Diamond Star is interpreted as a Challenge that Resolves itself, as the bowl of Grace Acts to Mediate the Challenge.  Not only that, but this T-Square has two additional Bridges, a Trine (Grace) Bridge through dwarf planet Ixion (our Abandoned Genius), and a Quincunx (Curiosity) Bridge through Sedna (Facing and Embracing Fear as Power)…

Ixion, the Cosmic Bad Boy, represents your Best Qualities and Strongest Skills, which your Programmers, through Competition or their own Programming, Suppressed.  It’s been Opposing, and continues to Oppose, dwarf planet Chaos, symbolizing the Unlimited Potential that will be available to us when we Recover our Abandoned Genius.

And Sedna doesn’t just form a Quincunx Bridge, it’s the apex of a Yod from the Sextile between Ixion and Haumea – Pay Attention to your Fears in order to midwife the Rebirth of your Hidden Genius.  Fear is Power Rejected, Power we Fear.  Meet it with Breathing, Tapping, Kegels, Poor-Sweethearts, and PIAVAs.  Practice till you automatically and instantly shift from Fear to Excitement.  Fear is the Absence of Love, and Love Is All There Is.  When you’re in Fear, you aren’t in Is, you’re in Aren’t.

But, this is a Quincunx Bridge – it’s about Curiosity, as is the Yod.  So we’ll have to avoid drawing any Conclusions about our Fear, or about The Fear.  We Want it to be more like “I’m Scared, I Wonder How I’ll Feel and What Will Happen when I do Kegels.”  Rather than “Great, those Kegels replaced my Fear with Excitement,” try “Wow, I Wonder where this Excitement will Lead me.” 

You want to Wonder about “What Will Happen” when you Embrace your Fear because it will Change your Beliefs, potentially your Core Beliefs (especially with Ixion and Chaos involved in the Dance), and when your Beliefs Change, the World Changes.

More to say about the Eris-Juno Initiation, so to be continued…

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…

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…∞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.