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2020 Part 3

July 15, 2019

Bob in Australia writes…

“Preparedness it would seem is the key to cope with the impending and already occurring upheaval caused by the inevitable collapse and/or major re-adjustment of our global economic system as already foreseen by current and future Astrological energies and which is now being confirmed by mainstream 3D opinion.  Glimpses are appearing as evidenced by this blog of alternative path(s) to this disaster and on a collective level awareness of how to take advantage of this new paradigm will occur en-masse as individuals.

“We simply do not know how many individuals globally have this same belief and to what effect and to paraphrase this blog ‘this hidden genius and unlimited potential’ will have in a collective 5D fashion.  For mine I am also extremely curious about how it will also effect the other impending crisis, global warming!  Perhaps some interpretation of the most salient Sabian symbols of this upcoming Astrological energy might give us a clue?”

The upcoming Full Moon (which I’ll write about in more detail soon) features an Epiphany Configuration (Mjölnir) to the symbol for Self-Sovereignty (Lilith) that implies a Rebirth of our Essence (from Haumea Square Sun).  To imagine that World Population, or even Aunt Sally, needs to Shift before we can (or Want to) Shift is not a Self-Sovereign posture.  Yes, We Are All One, but that can also be read as We Are Alone, and it’s Both/And.  One way, perhaps the only way, to get beyond the Control Issues that any and all Egos have, and to also Respect Free Will, is to Lead by Example.  

Yes, I think we need to see both Climate Change and the presumed pending Collapse of the still-Colonial Economic and Financial and Political “Order” (which is very much a Reflection of the state of 3D Huperity), as symptoms of the same Underlying Energy.  The End of the Patriarchy is another symptom.  Mother Earth Claiming Her Own Sovereignty is one name that is often used for the Underlying Energy, but even that may be “just” a Projection of our Frustration over the growing chasm between what our Hearts know to be Possible and what our Senses see happening.  Maybe that is the Underlying Energy Shift.  Or the budding Age of Aquarius, with it’s Sympathy and Understanding, Harmony and Trust Abounding.

We can have Images of what the Earth “splitting in two” (or more) may look like, but we have no way of knowing what’s Metaphor and what’s not.  In fact, to assume It’s All Metaphor is probably the best course, even if that may Terrify parts of our Ego.  Or maybe because that may Terra-fy parts of our Ego – help Ego Recognize that the Ground of Life-the-Universe-and-Everything is Energy and Consciousness.  Matter may not be Illusion in all senses of the word, but it can certainly Transform in the blink of an eye – all we have to do is Change our Perspective.  And that’s true without even leaving Isaac Newton’s World.

We’re still looking at the Unfolding of 2012’s Uranus Square Pluto – being Challenged by the Compulsion to Embrace our Soul as Self.  Uranus is now Waxing Biseptile to Pluto.  The “Bi” part is the Second Harmonic, the Priestess, Guardian of the Rules.  The Septile part is about Timing.  So yes, it’s Time for the Rules to Change, and with Uranus in Taurus it’s how the Rules interact with Hardcopy Reality that are up for Revision.  The Sabian Symbol for this Uranus-Pluto Cycle is “A Ouija Board.”  It wouldn’t hurt to review the Initiation chart, which I’ll do when I get time.  The 1965 Initiation Opposed Chiron, Master of Perspective Changes.  On Roke that would be the Master Patterner.

But by far the Most Important Thing is that we, as much as we can, Let Go of Mechanisms and Focus our Attention on Outcomes

Unless we’re Rube Goldberg hisself, it’s a lot easier to be Serious about Imagining Outcomes we’ve yet to Experience in our Current Lifetime, than it is to Seriously Imagine Mechanisms that we haven’t Encountered.  To Imagine that we, with such Finite Senses, Understand how Infinite “Reality” works is pure Hubris, even if we include our Limitless Intuition.  Yet we were – are – so thoroughly Programmed to Believe that it works through Cause and Effect, that thinking a sentence that doesn’t involve Cause and Effect is very difficult.  Small Wonder that we disavow Miracles so thoroughly that we often don’t even Believe our Ouija Boards.

2020 Part 2

July 14, 2019

“2020 Part 1” is called Revelation Full Moon, ie, the previous post.

BTW, we’ve made corrections & additions to the post 2019 Q3 I (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2019/06/30/2019-q3/)

The Guardian today has taken a step beyond our discussion of the third Decades-Scale shift taking place in 2020, in an article by Paul Mason…

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/17/postcapitalism-end-of-capitalism-begun

“…Almost unnoticed, in the niches and hollows of the market system, whole swaths of economic life are beginning to move to a different rhythm.  Parallel currencies, time banks, cooperatives and self-managed spaces have proliferated, barely noticed by the economics profession, and often as a direct result of the shattering of the old structures in the post-2008 crisis.

“You only find this new economy if you look hard for it.  In Greece, when a grassroots NGO mapped the country’s food co-ops, alternative producers, parallel currencies and local exchange systems they found more than 70 substantive projects and hundreds of smaller initiatives ranging from squats to carpools to free kindergartens.  To mainstream economics such things seem barely to qualify as economic activity – but that’s the point.

“They exist because they trade, however haltingly and inefficiently, in the currency of postcapitalism: free time, networked activity and free stuff.  It seems a meagre and unofficial and even dangerous thing from which to craft an entire alternative to a global system, but so did money and credit in the age of Edward III…”

I’m not sure he’s got it all figured out –

“In the meantime, for every robot that comes online, that’s several humans who lose their wages, unable to buy what the robot is making or vending.  It doesn’t add up, does it?  Please come out of your peer-to-peer data cloud and tell us the answer, Paul Mason.”

says Nigel Pollitt in https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/21/non-virtual-elephant-in-paul-mason-postcapitalist-sharing-economy-room.  But it’s also not clear that Nigel groks all of what Paul is saying, and Paul has taken us a long way toward realigning our thinking toward 5D.  David and Christina Romer at Berkeley have done a lot of work on the Economics of Abundance.  Obama lured them both to Washington for a while, but they tired of being outshouted by the Harvard Old Boys and went back to Berkeley.

To review, this third 2020 Decades-Scale event is “In December the symbol for Contraction (Saturn) Merges with the symbol for Expansion (Jupiter; Saturn Initiates Jupiter 1 Aquarius 21 December 2020, Unx to the Capricorn Solstice).  This happens every 20 years and coincides with major Turning Points in the Political Economy, in this case the beginning of the Digital Age in earnest” (previous post).

The 20-year Jupiter-Saturn Cycles Initiated in Earth Signs for almost two Centuries, giving us the Industrial Era, where the Making of Stuff (Earth, Matter) was the prime driver of “Progress.”  In 2020 we start almost two Centuries of Saturn-Jupiter Initiations in Air Signs – the Digital Age.  The New Age was introduced gradually – the 1980 Initiation was in Air, giving us a preview of the Digital Age.  This was the Cycle that began with the introduction of the IBM PC.

The 2000 Initiation was one last smaller Cycle in Earth.  It began with the Dot-Com Crash, as the punchbowl was taken away in order for Society to decide what to keep from the Industrial Era, and what to discard.  That’s now finished, and we’re winding up to the Real Digital Age.  If the same Pattern repeats, expect a big technological or commercial breakthrough to be announced in December 2020, that will be germinal for the primary economic thrust of 2020-2040.

Once Ronald Reagan moved into the White House in 1980, Paul Volcker succeeded in squashing runaway Inflation by raising interest rates, creating a Recession in the process.  Obama also hired Volcker, who moved on quickly for the same reason as the Romers.  The Dot-Com Crash initiated the 2000 Cycle.  Add Jack Kennedy’s 1960 Recession, and we have three Jupiter-Saturn Cycles in a row beginning with Recessions.  It will be a surprise if the 2020 Cycle doesn’t begin with an economic Crash as well, and considering the staggering levels of Debt in the US and the World, many people are predicting a very long and very deep economic downturn once the current Boom ends.

But that’s measuring by Industrial Economics.  As Mason points out, those metrics may be totally Obsolete by then.  This gives us about a year to establish 5D Communities to Live in during the Digital Age as Industrial-Era economic structures and strategies and rules become irrelevant.  Maybe a year and a half; I’m planning for the Crash to happen prior to the December Saturn-Jupiter Initiation, so we have time and motivation to elect someone who can steer the larger Culture away from the Obsolete Worship of Avarice.

Of course, War can change the equation for those who “Choose” to stay in 3D.  The rest of us can Clarify the Intentions and the Enhanced Emotions that we want to dominate our Experience in our new 5D Community, and Create from there (see pp.76-80 in Joe Dispenza’s Becoming Supernatural).

Revelation Full Moon and 2020 Part 1

July 14, 2019

Not all those four Horsedudes and all, but Revelation as in Being Revealed, ie, Insight, particularly Revelation of What’s Been Denied (Station of Eris in 25 Eris, 7pm PDT 20 July).  The 25 Capricorn 16 July Full Moon is in the same Degree as the 20 July Max Impact of the astrological symbol for the Denied becoming Visible (Eris), so this week is all about Tattling.

If you Encounter someone who’s obviously in Denial this week, don’t hesitate to speak up – just be sure to be diplomatic about it; Questions always work better than Statements, and Innuendo better than Accusation.  And don’t be Smug or Retaliatory or Passive-Aggressive about it either; there’s an 80% chance they’ll hit you back with one that’s even more shattering to your own Ego.  What’s good for the Gander and all that.

Which causes us to Wonder, where is our trusty symbol for Ego Death (asteroid Nemesis) in all this?  Well what do you know, it’s Merged with the symbol for Awareness (Mercury).  Nice.  Maybe our marks will slap their forehead and say “OMG Why didn’t I think of that?  Thanks a million!” instead of breaking our nose.

We’ll get to all this in the next post.  For now, I want to start some Revealing about 2020.  I haven’t disassembled the whole year yet, but there are at least three Big Decade-Scale Events coming up next year.  Not to mention an election, if it’s held, that will compare in scope to the developments in the country you’d probably cross to get from Poland to France, in the year Anton Cermak was killed in Chicago.

  • In January the symbol for Compulsion (Pluto) and the symbol for Concentration (Saturn) Merge (Pluto Initiates Saturn 9a PST 12 January 2020 in 23 Capricorn), very near to this week’s Full Moon.  This Merger has historically occurred around Wars and the like.  Remember this all-too-believable Faux News…?

https://www.hoax-slayer.com/images/bush-upside-down-book.jpg

  • In March we begin a Decade where folks are likely to be more Emotional and Reactive than usual (on 17 March 2020 the Moon begins an 11-year Cycle wherein it travels Out Of Bounds twice a month).  The last time this happened, well – remember this…?

https://www.hoax-slayer.com/images/bush-upside-down-book.jpg

  • In December the symbol for Contraction (Saturn) Merges with the symbol for Expansion (Jupiter; Saturn Initiates Jupiter 1 Aquarius 21 December 2020, Unx to the Capricorn Solstice).  This happens every 20 years and coincides with major Turning Points in the Political Economy, in this case the beginning of the Digital Age in earnest.  The previous occurrence saw the Dot-Com Crash, but the time before that, the introduction of the original IBM PC (sans graphic interface or internal storage).

See the source image

We’ll talk in more detail about these three events soon as well.

Since people in 3D get all foamy at the mouth when a good Enemy comes into focus, Wars have proven to be reliable campaign strategies for Hoovering Up second terms.  Gosh, what if that was Revealed, and belligerents had to pay for Wars with campaign funds instead of tax money!  I know, unlikely.  We can PIAVA it though.  No need to Limit ourselves just because of poor odds – the symbol for Unlimited Potential (dwarf planet Chaos) is Lit Up by the Full Moon too, teaming with Intuition and buffered by Transcendence (Conjunct dwarf planet Asbolus and Opposite asteroid Bee-Zed).

We’re obviously way overdue for a shift in the 3D Political Economy, as the degeneration evident all over the “Developed” World reminds us.  As Automation replaces Huper Labor, the People who aren’t making or owning the Automatons are likely to be shut out of the Political Economy and forced to depend on the Kindness of Strangers for Survival.  Those who Survive the Climate Apocalypse and its Political ramifications, that is.  And who Survive 5G.  The whole business of 5G is likely to be a huge Cosmic Hint that the time to move to 5D is now, since the more Sensitive we are, the more 5G is likely to Destroy us.

So, we need to Tap Out these “the Way It’s Been” Projections, because Change Is Happening, even if still Underground.  With enough Poor Sweethearts we have plenty of 2019 left to Manifest Miracles for ourself and the Planet, and maybe even some for 3D Cultures.  No need to let a gloomy His-Story paint a bright Her-Story dull grey.  As we enter the Age of Aquarius we’re also leaving the Patriarchy.  Aquarius is “ruled” by the symbol for Soul (Uranus) after all.

Marilyn Raffaele’s Channeling for today gives us some orientation…

http://www.onenessofall.com/newest.html

“Know that the strife and conflicts taking place at this time on earth indicate the shifts of consciousness that are happening.  The status quo is being questioned and no longer blindly accepted by an ever increasing number of people.  The innate self serving goals of many three dimensional standards are beginning to be recognized for what they are and as more and more awaken, will be eliminated or transmuted to higher forms.  Know that all is proceeding according to plan.

“Some refuse to let go of three dimensional concepts now being recognized by many others as false.  They continue to identify with what is familiar in the belief that their belief system is their identity, showing others who they are.  These dear ones believe that they would no longer be the person they believe themselves to be if they were to change.

“This type of thinking represents separation and demonstrates the common human need to create an ideal persona based in the individual’s concepts of what constitutes a good, bad, perfect, ideal human–illusion at its finest.

“Many continue to believe and promote that change and new ways of thinking will never be as wonderful as in the past.  These dear ones live in the past, nostalgic for what they falsely believe were ‘the good old days’ not realizing that the past only seemed better because the same issues being exposed today were very much alive at that time as well, but were hidden.

“Never forget that those who remain fully three dimensional are also Divine Beings.  Your job is to live from your highest enlightened realizations in the ordinary moments of each day.  Many of those choosing to remain rigidly attached to illusion will at some point leave the planet as they will not be able to align with the higher dimensional frequencies.

“Do not overly concern yourselves with those choosing not to awaken at this time even if the person is a loved family member or friend.  Remember, every person has a Higher Self, Guides, and a spiritual contract and this lifetime may not be their chosen time to awaken.  After enough lifetimes lived in the illusions of duality and separation every soul grows tired of the nonsense and begins to seek for more.

“Evolution can be postponed, but not avoided forever because the reality of every soul is Oneness with Source.”

New Awareness 2

July 6, 2019

To continue…

As we approach 9 July we’re regaled with a Big Increase in our Awareness (Mercury Stationary in 5 Leo 4pm PDT 7 July) of our Victimhood (Chiron Stationary in 6 Aries 4:30 pm PDT 8 July)  and of our Hidden Genius (dwarf planet Ixion Initiates asteroid Bee-Zed in 28 Sagittarius 1:30 pm PDT 8 July), which results in a Significant Rebirth for us (dwarf planet Haumea Stationary in 25 Libra 2:30 pm PDT 9 July).  We need to parse this, one phrase at a time…

Resuming with Transcendence of our Resistance to our Forbidden Genius (Bee-Zed or BZ509 Initiated by Ixion).  This begins an eleven-year Cycle that somehow resembles “An old bridge over a beautiful stream still in constant use” (Sabian Symbol for 28 Sagittarius).  Makes me chuckle – if it’s Genius, it’s something we Learned consummately in a previous Lifetime – the old Bridge still in constant use.  Our Genius might be Hidden and Forbidden, but that doesn’t mean we don’t Let it Stream forth Beautifully in private.

Our Genius is like our Mission – we’re unlikely to find it by Seeking.  We Approach it like we would a Wild Animal we’re trying to Befriend.  We make ourself Available, at a distance, looking the other way, for a long time, till our Friend gets used to our Presence and begins to Trust it.  Maybe we occasionally leave Offerings that we think She might like.  Eventually She may Speak to us, or even Approach, but She may not – we leave it entirely up to Her.  We don’t Indulge the Arrogance to Believe that we Understand Her.  She’s a Wild Animal, Multidimensional and Unpredictable, just like your Genius and your Mission.

When you Live from the Heart, you Live your Mission and your Genius.  The more you try to Understand them, the more they’ll slip away, because they don’t like Cages.  Love dissolves when Judgment replaces Curiosity, and Understanding is Judgment, even if it’s “good.”  Did someone mention Curiosity?  There’s an App, er, Angle for that, isn’t there, the Quincunx, five Signs of distance between planets.  This is the Birth of a Cycle, so its chart foresees the Essence of the entire Cycle.

The Initiation is at the apex of two Quincunxes (a Yod or Finger of God), which means “Pay Attention to this!”  The other end of these two Quincunxes are Ego Death (asteroid Nemesis) and Converting Fear to Power (dwarf planet Sedna).  The raison d’être of a Quincunx is to replace Understanding with Curiosity, permanently if at all possible.  So, to the extent that we can stay out of our own way, over the next eleven years (or at least seven years, till the Cycle fruits) we’ll automatically go through whatever Ego Deaths are necessary to Squelch our Resistance to our Hidden Genius, and we’ll Convert Fear to Power without even thinking about it.  Yay!

There’s one other strong Angle to the Ixion-BeeZed Initiation, and that Angle is about Unlimited Potential (Opposition to dwarf planet Chaos).  That’s precisely the promise of our Genius, to unleash our Unlimited Potential, so it’s no accident that it’s there.  Let’s quote Joe Dispenza (Becoming Supernatural, pp.61-62)…

“Getting beyond out body, our environment, and time isn’t easy – but it’s worth it because once we disconnect from three-dimensional reality, we enter a whole other reality called the quantum, the realm of infinite possibility.  Describing this reality is a bit challenging because it’s unlike anything we are familiar with in the physical universe.  The rules of Newtonian physics, the way we are used to thinking the world works, simply don’t apply.

“The quantum (or unified) field is an invisible field of energy and information – or you could say a field of intelligence or consciousness – that exists beyond space and time.  Nothing physical or material exists there.  It’s beyond anything you can perceive with your senses.  This unified field of energy and information is what governs all the laws of nature…

“To give you some idea of what this field is like, imagine taking away [every thing and Entity]… There is no air, and there isn’t even any light that you can see with your eyes.  There’s just absolute blackness, the void, the zero-point field.  It’s important to remember this because when you as a consciousness in the present moment unfold into the unified field, you will be in an infinite black space – void of anything physical…

“Yet as strange as this may sound, the quantum field is not empty.  It’s an infinite field filled with frequency or energy.  And all frequency carries information.  So think of the quantum field as being filled with infinite amounts of energy vibrating beyond the physical world of matter and beyond our senses – invisible waves of energy available for us to use in creation.  What exactly can we create with all this energy swimming in an infinite sea of potentials?  That’s up to us because, in short, the quantum state is a field in which all possibilities exist.

Or 5D, as many call it, as distinct, thankfully, from 5G.  Many of us are using this Energy to Co-Create a World where the Operating Principles are Collaboration and Cooperation and Respect and Compassion instead of Competition and Greed and Abuse and Exploitation – the end of the Patriarchy in other words.  You’re invited.

The fourth parameter in our till-9-July equation is Rebirth into the Truth of our Instincts (dwarf planet Haumea Stationary Conjunct to Moon and asteroid Veritas).  When we’re so busy Seeking our Mission, we aren’t really Attending to our Mission, we’re Attending to Seeking.  We need to recognize that once we Learn to stop trying to be Someone We Aren’t, and just let ourselves be Who We Are, the road will unfold in front of us.  If we Open to it, this will be Revealed to us Clearly (Haumea et al Opposite dwarf planet Eris).

This Revelatory Energy Dances Closely (a Grand Cross) with a second Energy that’s about the Ego Deaths (asteroid Nemesis) necessary to remove Programming, Beliefs, and other Impediments that have till now prevented us from Being Compulsive and Uncompromising about our Self-Respect, our Self-Confidence, and our Respect for All Things as Conscious Entities equal to ourself (a Stellium of Pluto, dwarf planet Chariklo, and asteroid Hopi).  While there may be some Stresses (Grand Cross as four Squares) in this Dance, the Stresses tend to Complement one another (Grand Cross as Balance).

The Revelatory Energy also Dances Closely, and very Cooperatively (a Golden Rectangle), with a third Energy – namely, the Transcendence of our Resistance to our Forbidden Genius, and Opening to Unlimited Potential (Ixion and Bee-Zed Opposite Chaos), that we opened this post with.  Here’s the Haumea Station chart…

Both of these charts feature remarkable Symmetry, the first (previous post) Aesthetically, and the second (above) Energetically.  Symmetry feels Natural and Balanced to us, making Life more Enjoyable and Flowing.

Boundaries Eclipse

July 2, 2019

We’re about to drop into the 22-7 Degree Zone we’ve been speaking of, specifically, till 9 July, 25-6 Degrees.  You might want to watch for these three trends, which should be Beginning soon if not already…

  • Growing Awareness that you can Transcend your Habitual Bummers and Manifest Surprise and Delight instead (Stationary Mercury in Leo Squaring Stationary Chiron in Aries 7-8 July)
  • Growing Realization that you won’t be Banished if you Let Go of your Habits of Hiding your Forbidden Genius (dwarf planet Ixion Initiating asteroid Bee-Zed in Sagittarius Squaring Stationary dwarf planet Haumea in Libra 8-9 July)
  • Growing Awareness that you actually really can Change your Self-Sabotaging Habits (asteroid Karma entering Aries 7 July)

But we also have some Unfinished Business to deal with first – and simultaneously – namely the 2 July Total Solar Eclipse and New Moon in 11 Cancer, which is all about improving our Self-Sovereignty by Adjusting our Boundaries (New Moon Opposite dwarf planet Hylonome in Capricorn, T-Square to asteroid Pallas in Libra).

Other People are closely involved with our Habitual Bummers (Chiron), as our Empathetic Friends always Remind us by Asking about them, and People who know us less well assume we haven’t Changed since the last time we Complained about these Bummers to them.  And Fear that we’ll be Abandoned for Expressing our True Self (Ixion) is all about Malfunctioning Boundaries.  So the more Boundary Work we can get done early this week, the more Success we’ll Discover next week.

While that’s one Core Message of the Eclipse (the Purpose of which is to Illuminate what needs to be Changed), there are two others.  First and Foremost, the Eclipse is a Request that we Practice Trusting in circumstances where we have no Reason to do so (Moira-Eurydike Yin Gate).  That’s not Easy, but it’s the fastest way to Resolve our Self-Sabotaging Habits.  By the time a Habit becomes Karma, we’ve long since quit waiting for the situation to become Traumatic.  We’ve Learned how to Identify when a situation might develop into something resembling Abuse, and we now have the Habit of Extricating ourself first.

But that means we Avoid many situations that are not only actually Safe, but also situations from which we could Learn a great deal.  I’m definitely not suggesting that you Abandon your hard-earned Self-Protection Habits.  The Risk is too great that the situation will worsen, and provide greater Motivation for Self-Protection.  But Vulnerability is a prerequisite for Ascension, so we need to push gently against our Self-Protection Habits, staying Present with our sense of Danger for a moment longer than we otherwise would, if we possibly can.  It would be good to make sure that we do have an escape route, before we overstay our Security (Besides New Moon-Opposite-Hylonome and Moira-Opposite-Eurydike, the third Opposition in the Yin Gate is Orcus-Nessus).

We may also Encounter our Anger in situations that may or may not make much Present-Moment sense to us.  If you find yourself Angry, or Frustrated, or Agitated, or Anxious, see if you can Sit with it and try to Quiet your mind.  The Energy has an Important Message for us about our Ascension, which we’re likely to miss if we Project our Agitation on the Present Moment, or if we try to Analyze it into a little box.  Whatever you think about it, remember to at least suffix it with “…or something like that” (Mjölnir to Mars-Mercury-Juno from Jupiter-Square-Neptune).

The New Moon does make a Yin Gate, and the Essence of a Yin Gate is about Getting Out of Logic and Opening to Paradox.  If you run into any Contradictions, don’t Either/Or them.  Both/And them instead…

Rebirth Full Moon III

June 17, 2019

Prominent Feature Number Four is easy.  Our Merger of Instinct and Genius (Moon-Ixion Conjunct) sits in front of the Galactic Center.  That means several things.  It means that everything we’ve said should be multiplied by itself several times when we’re determining Importance.  It means that Headquarters is sick of the Petty Huper Ego screwing up our end of the Galaxy, and is making it very Clear that we need to get our Shit together instead of bathing in it.  It means that whatever Illusions we have about Making a Difference, are just Ego Trips – the notion that we’re In Charge here is a Cosmic Joke.  We just need to Surrender and Live the Best Life we can.

The fifth Big Banana in the 17 June Full Moon chart is what astrologers call a “Grand Cross.”  It should be a lot Bigger Deal than it actually is, because it consists of four LifeLong Frustrations (T-Squares) back to back.  But that very back-to-backness means they actually abet one another in weird ways, so a Grand Cross person is more likely to be a High Achiever and Skilled Multi-Tasker than a Champion of Frustration.  Rather than four Frustrations, it’s more Realistic, Empirically, to look at a Grand Cross as two intertwined Dichotomies (Oppositions).

We’ve already been discussing Dichotomies, so we’re on somewhat familiar Ground.  Let’s examine each of them…

  • While we’re Aware that Our Life as We Have Known It is falling apart, we’re also Conscious that Rebirth is in the air (dwarf planet Haumea Conjunct asteroid Veritas), so Ambiguity is rife.  On the other hand, we can see, with our own eyes and through the eyes of Others, that there are things in our Life that we can no longer Ignore (asteroid Klotho Conjunct dwarf planet Eris).  These seem almost Complimentary, so where is the Dichotomy?

That’s for us to Discover.  Astrology often makes synonyms Opposites, and we just have to Live with it.  For instance, we could hypothesize that our Fear about having to Face something we’ve been Ignoring is juxtaposed against our Intuitive Excitement about an Impending Future Feeling very Close at hand.  Wall Street’s maxim that a Bull Market “climbs a Wall of Worry” is a timely example.  We have no idea what’s going to Happen, but we know Something is, and it’s likely to be Big.

If we’re Comfortable with our Pluridimensional Intuition, we know that all Dichotomies are Fake News, because the Universe is a lot more complicated than that.  But if we Live in our Dualistic “Left” Brain, not knowing whether to reach for our Pinstripe Suit or our Life Jacket can be torturous.

  • One end of the second Dichotomy is about Getting Conscious of the Places where we Lack Self-Love or Overestimate ourself (asteroids Sappho and Juno Conjunct).  The other end is about Questioning whether we can Trust our Self-Confidence, or Trusting it Blindly (Pluto Conjunct dwarf planet Chariklo).  If we’re in a tight situation, making a Dichotomy out of these two could either Delight us or Terrify us.  “Excellent!  I know where to beef up my Self-Love!” or “OMG, what if they Notice that I’m Faking It!”
  • You can probably Imagine how the Confluence of these two Dichotomies can result in either a Nervous Breakdown, or a flurry of High-Functioning Multi-Tasking.  If we have to prepare for two possible Futures and we’re a dynamite Multi-Tasker (for example, we have a natal Grand Cross), we can stockpile Dinty Moore and Water in the garage, while we Pretend to be Hypercompetent in our make-or-break bid for the New Big-Money Client or the New Position and the Big Raise.  If we can only Focus on one Thing at once (for example, we don’t have a natal Grand Cross), we could be making a Choice, Questioning ourself, and swimming in Anxiety.

The Bottom Line is that there are very many high-profile Uncertainties in our World today.  Is it too late to sell the house at the Beach?  If I Go For Broke here will I be losing money on every transaction and hoping to make up for it on the volume?  The kids are still in school – I can’t just move to Kentucky and hope that factory doesn’t close too!  Which option will keep me out of jail and out of the hospital – Lie at the border, or tell them I’m bringing back $3,000 worth of Insulin?

Well, astrology does offer a clue here (Prominent Feature #6).  One of the four corners of the Grand Gross is more of a Blessing than a Frustration (the Haumea-Veritas T-Square is a Diamond Star or Self-Resolving Challenge).  So there’s a greater probability that the Impending Rebirth that we can Sense, will Save our Ass.  The clue even suggests a Course of Action – Acknowledge our Fear of the Unknown, and Trust our Skillset to find a path out of the Wilderness if necessary (the Finger of God that converts the T-Square to a Diamond Star is based on the Sextile between dwarf planet Sedna and asteroid Karma – Remember we have Good Karma too!).

♥ A few more items left, so have patience, we don’t need to hurry.  The impact of New and Full Moons is felt more after the event, so we’re still okay…

Golden Rectangle

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Rebirth Full Moon II

June 16, 2019

Second, and almost as Foremost, at the 17 July Full Moon, is the symbol for Unlimited Potential (dwarf planet Chaos) that’s Merged with the symbol for our Essence (the Sun).  And since a Full Moon is by definition a Dichotomy (Opposition) between our Essence and our Instincts (the Moon), this means a Dichotomy between our Forbidden Genius (Ixion) and our Unlimited Potential.

Nothing unusual about Dichotomies – in 3D we Live in Duality.  So we’re actually used to thinking that our Potential and what’s Forbidden are Either/Or.  We can either be good little Boys and Girls and Realize our Potential, or we can Rebel and make everybody Reject us.  That’s the Codependent Perspective, where the only way to Realize our Potential is through Socially Approved Channels.  Which is great if the World is Stable and Sane.

Which it ain’t these days.  The World is Changing Rapidly on just about all levels except Huper Responsibility, and is by no measure Psychologically Healthy.  The only thing we can Change is ourself, so if the World needs Changing, we have to Change it one self at a time – us.  As Pogo famously said long ago, “We Have Seen the Enemy.”  So what’s the first thing we have to Change?  The Socially Approved part, because that’s what’s suppressing Huper Responsibility and Psychological Health.  In Mythology and astrology there’s an Expert at Social Disapproval, namely Ixion.

So we turn the Dichotomy on it’s head.  We move toward Unlimited Potential by engaging the Forbidden.  You’re seeing it at the moment in Hong Kong, recently in France, soon in the British Isles.  Engaging the Forbidden doesn’t necessarily mean Confrontation though; there are a million ways to do it Constructively, without making everybody Angry (except your Programmers and their Internalizations).  Here’s one example – https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/06/12/new-plan-remove-trillion-tons-carbon-dioxide-atmosphere-bury-it/.

In this environment we Succeed by Dismissing one of the “Shoulds” that shout at us, and instead Embracing one of the Intuitions that are always Whispering sweet nothings in our ear.

Which isn’t always easy, because as Hupers we’re Encapsulated in our Habits, and no Habits are more Difficult to Escape than our Karma.  And at this Full Moon those Habits are front and center, and Challenging us to Break Free of them (the Full Moon is T-Squared by asteroid Karma).  Well, we’re hardly rookies around our Karma, especially lately, so it’s not like this is an unfamiliar Challenge for us.  We could even Remind everyone that the Journey from 3D to 5D can easily be Reframed as the Journey of Cleansing ourself of our Karma.

As Mother Gaia moves deeper into Her Split between 3D and 5D, Cleansing our individual Karma gets more and more critical, so it’s good that it’s Lit Up here.  It’s not difficult to see what a Morass the 3D version is rapidly becoming, so the sooner we depart the better.  Waiting around for the Psychopaths to Change won’t serve your Future at all, you’ll just end up with them Running the Asylum, as if they aren’t already.  If you aren’t sure what the 3D-5D Split is all about, read Michael Roads’s Through the Eyes of Love series.  His is the only place I’ve seen it clearly described, though I don’t think he ever uses the terms.

That’s the Meat of the Full Moon itself, but we still have four other Prominent Features to go, not to mention the Hidden Treasures.  So, to be continued, though here’s an outline…

Grand Cross

Golden Rectangle

Diamond Star

Moon-Ixion-Galactic Center

The Hidden Treasures are…

Nemesis-Mercury-North Node

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Rebirth Full Moon I

June 15, 2019

Stephanie Austin’s biweekly EcoAstrology Updates for today points out that…

“We are still integrating the intense downloads of stellar gravitational waves which impacted the Earth and all of us on April 25 and April 26.  Gravitational waves create distortions in space-time and are generated by immense cosmic events, like supernovae or the collision of two neutron stars…  Gravitational waves affect us on all levels…”

Stephanie doesn’t put individual EcoAstrology Updates online, but you can request a free sample or subscribe at https://www.ecoastrology.com/forecast.html.

The 17 June Full Moon (1:30 am PDT) in 26 Sagittarius has Seven Prominent Features, and Several Hidden Treasures that are as Powerful – any one of which is enough to send our socks flying into another Dimension.  Or, it could just make us Grumpy, or Scared, or Spaced Out, or Ecstatic, since one of the Hidden Treasures is a Bigtime Ego Death.  So if you’ve Noticed that your Life As You’ve Known It is Falling Apart, first Congratulate yourself for Noticing, and then, as best you can, Celebrate your Ego Death.

If you weren’t in Blissful Gratitude 24/7 in your Old Ego, then you actually have a lot to Celebrate.  If you’re Willing, you can flush your perennial Glass-Half-Empty, Glass-Almost-Empty, and Glass-Really-Empty Dramas and move closer to 24/7 Blissful Gratitude, though along the way you may have to Decide whether you’re Fasting or Starving.  It’s about whether you Want to continue to Invest your Identity in your Ego and the Material, or Want to cash out that IRA (Identity Retirement Account) and move your Identity to Soul and the Metaphysical.

This appears to be a major 3D to 5D Turning Point.  As we’ve said, not everyone will be joining you.

The Magnificent Seven are…

First and Foremost, the Full Moon itself is Merged with (Conjunct) the astrological symbol for our Forbidden Genius (dwarf planet Ixion).  We all have the Potential to single-handedly Change the World, but to exercise that Potential we would need to Act like a Major Asshole.  I don’t know if you’ve noticed that most of the People who actually do this kind of thing are Psychopaths – these days we read or hear about them daily, as they inspire both Adulation and Intense Loathing, both of which are Fresh Meat to media minds.

This is obviously a major Tipping – or Sorting – Point for the Species, as the “Codependence” that we invented (the concept, not the practice) in the 1980s reaches its “Logical Conclusion.”  Since 3D is inherently Dualistic, we Live in a Black and White World.  We all remember those spurious old Moral Arguments.  “What if everybody did that?”  “Remember what happened to Soandso?”  Not to mention the Punishments, the Beatings, the Shamings, the Abandonment.  Obedience to our Culture’s and especially to our MicroCulture’s (Family of Origin’s) Expectations is a Big Deal, virtually if not literally Life-and-Death.

This Full Moon is only a few Degrees from the first big astoevent of the Harmonic Convergence in February 1988, a Merging of the symbols for Ego and Soul (Uranus Initiated Saturn a few arcminutes shy of the Capricorn Cusp).  That, 31 years ago, was when we started the printed Newsletter that was the predecessor to this blog – blogs were yet to be invented.  The 44-year Cycle that began then was about (the Sabian Symbol for 30 Sagittarius is) “The Pope Blessing the Faithful.”  We interpret that to mean, Whatever Religious or Spiritual Tradition Your Heart and Mind Identify With, You Have its Permission to Seek Liberation.

Which Liberation I’m sure we’ve all been seeking since, and probably before.  What’s Faithfulness to the Pope is Codependence to the Individual Soul.  Any Pope who’s worth their wine and wafers is going to know that, and use The Process to hasten the Liberation of their Faithful.  If only.  The Political (Either/Or) Pollutes the Process.

The Cycle itself (Saturn-Uranus) is about the Ego scrambling to catch up to the Soul.  That’s not quite an Oxymoron – it’s been Done before – but it’s kind of like a kid on foot at a dead run trying to catch up to a plane that’s already halfway down the runway.  This Capricorn Cusp (30 Sagittarius) was also the focal point of the End of Time as We Knew It in December 2012.  At that point the Message of the Fruiting Cycle was the Need to Learn to Recognize and Celebrate Liberation (the Waning Biquintile) in spite of the Discomfort it Inspires because it takes us to the Unknown.

The Cycle has since peaked (the Phitile at 222½ Degrees, near the Waning Trioctile), and it’s Message now is that It’s Time to Start Letting Go of this Fox Hunt that the Ego’s been on Trying to Locate the Soul (Waxing Biseptile, Time to start Preparing for the Waxing Square and Entering the Void).  Time to Realize that if we’re Trying, we aren’t Gaining.  We have to Do, not Try.  And Time to Realize that in the Realm of Spirit, Anywhere is Everywhere.  Location is a 3D concept that doesn’t have much meaning in 5D because when we look at 5D from 3D it looks like there are Wormholes everywhere.  In Reality, 5D is just Unitary and Multifarious, not at all Dual.  Everywhere is adjacent to everywhere else.  And everywhere is everywhere else.

So how can we Do if we aren’t sure what that looks like?  What If We Did Know?  Ask the question, Change the Subject, and Follow our Intuition.

And did we mention that this Cusp of Capricorn is where Global Climate Change is happening (dwarf planets Quaoar and Pholus, et al – Survival Instincts and Full Responsiveness – on the Capricorn Cusp, with Ixion not far behind)?  Did we Realize in February 1988 that the Harmonic Convergence might imply the Melting of the Poles?  In the Northern Hemisphere, the Cusp of Capricorn is the Beginning of Winter.  That was a clue.  So was Dorothy Bryant’s Kin of Ata, Reminding us how to Survive Winter.

In the Southern Hemisphere the Capricorn Cusp is the Beginning of Summer.  The Southern Hemisphere contains far more Water than Land, if we count the plastic as Water.  We may as well, we can’t usually walk or sit or lie down on it without falling through.  If we study the culture of the Buginese, who spent more time living on the Sea than on the Land (https://www.afar.com/places/pelabuhan-paotere-makassar), we may all end up moving South.

To be continued…

Gordy’s Knot Merit Badge #3

May 29, 2019

A T-Square results when two planets are on Opposite sides of the Zodiac, and a third planet is halfway between them.  It’s generally considered the most difficult astrological Configuration, because it Challenges us to overcome Frustration and Disappointment (which are caused by our inappropriate Expectations) and replace them with Excitement about the very Broad and very Subtle Experiential Education we’ve Committed ourself to.

The two planets that Oppose one another set up a Ritual Belief that is Obsolete, and the third planet takes the role of a Hammer attacking our Obsolete and hence Fragile glass-covered Ritual.  Fearing the mess that the resulting Fire Alarm will create, we hesitate to wield the Hammer.  Yet, every time we do, we find the Outcome Life-Changing, Opening us to Worlds we didn’t know could Exist.

Let’s take an example from this weekend’s chart, which contains three T-Squares or Challenges…

In the first of the three Challenges, the Obsolete Ritual Belief is that Self-Flagellation, under the Guise of “Analysis” or “Healthy Self-Criticism,” can Resolve the Frustrations we encounter about our Sovereignty.  That is, we’re unhappy with our remaining Codependence, or the way we give other people’s Feelings more weight in our deliberations than we give to our own Heart’s Desire.  That is, our Self-Abandonment is Feeling Burdensome.  We seek a way to Change ourself that will reduce our Self-Abandonment.

The Problem with this Approach is that “What we See is What we Get” – we’re trying to Change a Leopard’s spots to stripes.  The Hammer that will shatter the Status Quo is Facing the Truth that our Boundaries aren’t Working.  We don’t need to Change our Self, we need to adjust the way we Relate to Others.  We may need to Tighten Up Boundaries that bleed away our Energy, and Loosen Up Boundaries that Inhibit our pursuit of our Heart’s Desire.

That could be Difficult, as Tightening Up Boundaries that bleed away our Energy may severely test our Charisma, and will probably Hurt some people’s Feelings.  And Loosening Up Boundaries that Inhibit our pursuit of our Heart’s Desire may well be Scary.  I mean, if it’s our Heart’s Desire, why haven’t we been pursuing it All Along?  We may, for instance, have to Disobey a parent to pull this off, even if we’ve been an adult for decades.

Here, “the Obsolete Ritual Belief is that [Changing ourself] can Resolve Frustrations about our Sovereignty” is symbolized by the dwarf planet Hylonome (Self-Sovereignty) on one side of the Opposition, and on the other side the combination of Mars (Action or Anger) and asteroid Nemesis (Guilt or the Threat of Ego Death).  The third-planet Hammer in this T-Square is the dual Station of asteroids Pallas (Boundaries) and Aletheia (Truth).

Gordy’s Merit Badge for Knots #1

May 27, 2019

Now that we’re past the Orcus (Oath-Breaking) Station, we’re well into a Gordian Knot of Energies, starting with the Station of asteroid Hopi on 26 May (3am PDT) in 5 Aquarius.  Hopi is the symbol for Respect for All Things, and by Inversion, Letting Go of Judgment, or at least, Examining our Judgments.  Earlier in May, Hopi Initiated asteroid Eurydike, symbol of Trust, in the same 5 Aquarius, which Degree is about seeking the Guidance of the Ancestors.

The 18-year Eurydike-Hopi Cycle is about Examining our Prejudices, especially the places where we don’t know that our Respect is Lacking.  I’m lucky enough to be able to Live in a place where Respect for the Planet, and Nature, and all of her Constituents, including the Ancestors, is widespread – but by no means universal.  A few days ago I had a vision where this typical view of our Bay…

was replaced with one like this…

Was I just seeing an Earth with eleven billion people instead of seven?  While the county I Live in, or rather the local Land Trust, has done a good job of protecting Farmland and Forests from development, that’s not so in the urban areas nearby, where four feet of gravel has been shoveled onto the best Farmland, and miles-long single-story “Fulfillment Centers” built on top of it.  That was after damning the Rivers so they could no longer refresh the valleys every spring with sediments fertile enough to Feed us.  Only 3% of the Planet is arable.  If we “solve” Climate Change and find viable alternatives to Farms, will that rocket us to eleven billion all the faster?

Can we Trust that the Future Earth will Look or Feel or Be anything like someplace where we would like to Live?  Or are we just Once-Borns who are here to milk the Planet for all we can get out of Her, and leave our children and our own Future Incarnations to fend for themselves in what, if anything, is left?  Of course, if we make it to 5D we won’t have this Lebensraum problem, because our Universe will have many other Dimensions in addition to the three or four that we already know and Love.

Here’s a lovely map of how we can get to 5D from here (Marko Pogačnik, Sacred Geography, p.242)…

The chart of the recent Hopi-Eurydike Initiation and Hopi Station – and hence of the 18-year Cycle that we’re Beginning – makes several suggestions about this…

First, we notice that Hopi-Eurydike makes a Challenging Angle (Square) to the symbol for Our Soul (Uranus).  If our Ego and Body can Live in an eleven-billion Future, can our Soul Survive in it?

Second, the chart contains a Compounded Challenge (T-Square) focused on the symbols for Holding our Reality Stable (Moon), Self-Sovereignty (Lilith), and Intrusive Memories (dwarf planet OR10).  The base of the T-Square is an Opposition between the symbols for Sustainability (asteroid Ceres) and our Essence (Sun).  Sounds like more of the same – what’s the Challenge to Sustaining our Essence?  It’s maintaining our Identity as a Soul in a Physical Vehicle while Reality becomes so Virtual that we can’t keep track of which Emotions are our own.

And third, how exactly will we Manifest (dwarf planet Makemake as the Isolated Stand-Out in the chart) this Future?  Will we Co-Create it in the Image of our Despair (Makemake Opposite Chiron’s Unhealable Wound)?  Or will we Co-Create it as a Picture of the Miracles we can Imagine (Makemake Opposite Chiron’s Wound Healed by Empathy)?

Look at all the Options…

  • Through the Hard Work (Mars) of Being Fully Responsive to our Survival Instincts (Pholus-Quaoar, Square to Chiron-Makemake – thin red lines).
  • Through the Dumb-Luck Grace (Grand Trine – thin and thick blue lines) that will flow from Respect for All Things, especially Respect for our own Essence (Hopi-Eurydike Trine Sun and Makemake).
  • By Surrendering (Finger of God – thin green lines) to the Mysteries (Quincunxes) of our Soul (Uranus) and Holding our Reality Stable through our Attention to our Self-Sovereignty and to our Memories of what 5D Looks and Feels Like (Moon-Lilith-OR10).

Intrusive Memories are not intrinsically Negative.  They can be Memories of our Source.  And actually, these three major Options are not Either/Or; they’re Both/And, ie, All At Once.

The Timeline for this Knot unfolds like this…

13 May – Hopi Initiates Eurydike (Trusting Diversity) in 5 Aquarius

18 May – Sedna Full Moon (Mastering Fear) in 28 Scorpio-Taurus

19 May – Saturn Initiates South Node (The Most Important Thing Is Our Karma) in 21 Capricorn

23 May – Orcus (Oath-Breaking) Stationary in 10 Virgo

See the Karma Repair series of previous posts.

26 May – Hopi (Respect for All Things) Stationary in 5 Aquarius

30 May (11pm PDT) – asteroid Pallas (Boundaries) Stationary in 11 Libra

31 May (3am PDT) – dwarf planet OR10 (Intrusive Memories) Stationary in 5 Pisces

31 May (6:30 am) – asteroid Aletheia (Truth) Stationary in 16 Libra

3 June (3am PDT) – Sovereignty New Moon in 13 Gemini

Then we go back to dealing with Abuse (Nessus Station in 12 Pisces, 11 June), though not as the same Person we were last month.