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Jupiter, Mercury, and Neptune

November 5, 2013

The November 6 Jupiter Station is followed by a November 10 Mercury Station and a November 13 Neptune Station.  We do Mercury Stations six times a year, so we get quite a bit of practice with it.  Neptune Stations, though, they’re only twice a year.  They signify ripples in the Unconscious, so they’re less predictable and more consequential.  The Neptune Station is Direct, at 3 Pisces.

Neptune today is only one arcminute from its Station, so it’s absolutely Stationary already.  Using a normal one degree of Sensitivity, we’d say that Neptune’s been Stationary since September 9.  If these were “normal” times, that’d be a big deal – it actually is a big deal, but there’s been so much else going on that Neptune’s taken a back seat.  Since Neptune’s hallmark is subtlety, that’s not so remarkable.

Neptune represents our relationship to everything larger than ourselves. Think about that for a few minutes.  The relative size of our Self at any given moment has a very big impact here.

We usually think of Neptune as Material Confusion and Spiritual Clarity, but here in early Pisces we’re dealing with Emotion – where does Emotion lie on the Confusion-Clarity scale?  That’s a complicated question, I think dealing mostly with Presence, Regression, Projection, Introjection, Self-Love, Pride, Humility, and Confidence.  If we’re too Proud or Scared to risk making a mistake, we’ll miss a bundle of Learning Opportunities, and that will have a limiting effect on our ability to stay in the Present Moment.  Pisces has precious little connection to Linear Time and Space, so we’ll all be Traveling.

But for now, let’s see what else we need to know about the Jupiter Station that we haven’t covered already.  We mentioned that it triggers our ongoing Juno-Nodes Consciousness work by Noviling Juno (slow down and Wake Up!) and Quintiling the South Node (Recovering Lost Skills).  And it tickles our ongoing Uranus-Pluto Yintegrity work by Septiling Uranus.  What else?  Ah…

The Jupiter (Expansion) Station (Strong) Squares (Mastery through Challenge) Eris, the Golden Apples-Secrets Revealed Lady. 

“Secret” has different connotations than “Denial,” but with a slight shift of perspective (a small rotation around the Consciousness axis), they amount to the same thing.

Part of “Angular” astrology, or astrology based on the Angles between planets, depends on the Qualities of the Signs.  A Square is considered Challenging because it’s between Signs of different Modalities – Jupiter is in a Water Sign (Cancer), while Eris in Aries, a Fire Sign.  You can imagine how well Water and Fire mix, especially if you add a little Olive Oil.  And a Trine is considered a blessing because it usually links two Signs of the same Modality – Chiron is Trining the North Node because they’re both in Water Signs (Pisces and Scorpio), and Pluto Trines the South Node because they’re both in Earth Signs (Capricorn and Taurus).  This commonality breaks down and gets trickier when we get near the Cusps, but it’s a generally useful point of view.  So let’s introduce another astrological concept, the Sign-Angle.

Two planets are considered Sign-Conjunct when they’re in the same Sign but not close enough to one another to be actually considered Conjunct.  It carries some of the impact of a Conjunction, but it’s much more subtle, and lacks the essence of Conjunction (which is Merging).  And, for example, two Planets would be considered Sign-Trine when they’re both in Water Signs, or both in Air Signs.  We notice that our three Stationary planets, Jupiter, Mercury, and Neptune, are all in Water Signs, forming a Sign-Grand Trine, or maybe a Grand Sign-Trine.  Mercury and Neptune are literally Trine to one another, Mercury is Septile to Jupiter, and Neptune-Jupiter makes a Thirteenth-Harmonic Angle.  The Thirteenth Harmonic is about Death and Rebirth.

The Grand Sign-Trine promises a Blessed overall outcome.  The Mercury-Neptune Trine suggests effortless Harmony between Mind and Spirit (for once).  The Mercury-Jupiter Septile promises Magical results if we get our timing right.  And the Jupiter-Neptune Thirteenth-Harmonic Angle implies that we could end up being a different person in a few weeks.  Maybe we should look back at the last Neptune-Jupiter Initiation – it may have clues for us.  This gets interesting fast…

Remember our February 2010 Neptune-Chiron Initiation, where our Relationship to God (or anybody bigger than Us) anointed our ability to Reframe Despair into Miracle with a new Mission?  Given prior Chiron-Neptune Conjunctions, it’s pretty clear that we can attribute much of the current economic readjustment (which here in the Despair phase feels like a return to both feudalism and fascism) to this Cycle.  The Symbol for the Cycle, recall, is “Fresh Violets in an ancient pottery bowl.”

Well, nine months prior, just long enough for gestation in species such as ours, Chiron and Neptune both turned Retrograde within a day of one another, with Chiron stopping short of Conjoining Neptune by only a quarter of a degree, in the same degree as their subsequent exact Conjunction.  They had been enjoying almost-simultaneous Stations for several years, all through the Big Meltdown in 2007-2008.  Simultaneous Stations feel a bit like Conjunctions – even when they aren’t in the same degree, because both planets are Powerful at the same time.  The current Jupiter-Neptune Cycle – and the current Jupiter-Chiron Cycle as well – Initiated only a day prior to the May 2009 almost-Conjunct simultaneous Chiron-Neptune Stations, at the same 27 Aquarius, “Fresh Violets in an ancient pottery bowl.

So as we’ve said, the Jupiter Station is intimately involved with the Ouija-Board Uranus-Pluto Yintegrity Cycle, and now we discover that it’s also intimately involved with the Fresh-Violets Chiron-Neptune New-Paradigm Cycle as well!

The involvement of Mercury allows us to bring all this up into Consciousness, if we’re open to it.  What do we mean by “all this”?

Insights into the ways our efforts to Expand our Self-Expression will fit into the New Economic Paradigm.  Insights that could feel like Rebirth.

For now it’s obvious that the surface layer of the New Economic Paradigm is feudal and fascist.  We’ve been there before, this is nothing new, it’s a pain, but we can deal with it.  In many ways we’ve always been there.  We’ve talked at length over the last several years about how the Corporate Media, owned by the fascists, will feed us only propaganda about how we need to knuckle under to our new masters.  But we’ve also talked at length about the undercurrent of New Economic Energies that are sprouting up from the grass roots.  While the Jupiter-Neptune Cycle runs only for thirteen or so years, the Chiron-Neptune Cycle is much much longer.  This is a very slow process and we’re only at the beginning.