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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 https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/self-resolution/. 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.

Self-Resolution

September 1, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full Moon Scramble III

December 3, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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