I’m starting from the assumption – correct or otherwise – that Altjira, the Creator God of several Native Australian Peoples, is Open-Minded and Curious. Any information you might have and be willing to share about that would be appreciated.
Thanks to reader Φ for locating the asteroid Altjira.
The Creator God’s asteroid Doppel is a type of Trans-Neptunian Object (or “TNO”) called a “Cubewano.” It sounds esoteric, but it’s just a way of saying “QB-1-Oh!” as QB1 was the first such animal discovered. It’s probably not big enough to be a dwarf planet, but we don’t really know yet. The unique thing about Cubewanos is that they are not, as many other TNOs are, locked into an orbit that’s closely related to the orbit of Neptune. Neptune’s the 800-pound Gorilla of the Outer Realms, and when any of these stray iceballs gets too close to it, Neptune’s gravity “captures” it and synchronizes its orbit to Neptune’s own.
A TNO that’s captured by Neptune’s gravity is going to maintain a constant relationship of some kind to Neptune, so it’s impact upon us planetary microbes will be controlled by Neptune. Among other things, Neptune symbolizes the human craving for Belonging that’s greater than the craving for Truth. Not that Truth is the End-All and Be-All (that’s Charity), but Truth does eliminate self-sabotage, so it has great advantage when we’re trying to Manifest and Co-Create. So Cubewanos are more interesting to us because they suggest an independent Energy that may help us Expand our Consciousness.
All this matters because on June 15-17, bracketing the New Moon, the cubewano Altjira makes a major astroevent with the Centaur Asbolus.
Centaurs orbit between Jupiter and Neptune and usually have irregular, unstable orbits that may eventually decay into quite a different shape. They’re called “Centaurs” because they seem to behave half like an asteroid and half like a comet, as Mythological Centaurs were half horse and half human. Asbolus is a Centaur, and most likely also too small to be a dwarf planet. As a Mythical dude, Asbolus was a seer, so the cosmic Asbolus is associated with Intuition. The name may be a good mnemonic, as a Bolus up there could indeed awaken our Intuition.
Altjira Initiates Asbolus on June 17, at 10 Gemini, “An airplane performing a nose dive.” Altjira takes about 300 years to complete one loop of the Zodiac, and Asbolus 78 years. Their previous Cycle ran about 90 years in length. The Moon crossed both Asbolus and Altjira on June 15, before the New Moon.
An Asbolus-Altjira Cycle would be about Opening us up to New Perspectives through our Intuition. In this new Cycle it appears that we’ll be pushing our Intuition to the max, in order to test its Limits. Sometimes we’ll crash and burn from trusting our Intuition too much, but what’s important is that we’ll be Learning to know and understand where and when we can Trust our own Truth. Truth lies in the Heart, and everyone’s Truth is different. My First Teacher used to say “Your own Truth goes right through you,” meaning that we recognize it when we hear it or speak it, but we don’t easily remember it or explain it when it’s not in the Moment.
Our Intuition is Alive, Open to Curiosity, always ready to be proven wrong. But at the same time, it’s our Guide, so we have to Trust it. Rather than Doubt our Intuition, we Trust it but proceed cautiously, back out when we sense that we’ve gone in the wrong direction, but recognize that it may position us to Learn what we need to Learn to accomplish something, rather than accomplishing it for us. At least, that’s what we could be Learning, now and over the next 90 years.
We’ll look at Altjira’s discovery chart soon. We know to start with, that the asteroid Karma (thanks to reader Elizabeth for scoping Karma out) Opposed Altjira when it was first observed to be a non-Star, both T-Square to Uranus.
We know that Altjira is about sifting through our Personal and Karmic history to find Programming that’s not really Us, and can therefore be jettisoned in favor of greater Yintegrity.
Mars makes a Trine-Sextile Bridge across the T-Square, telling us that the key to this process is Action. Like 10 Gemini, this means that…
Taking Risks that reveal our Programming and differentiate our Yintegrity is part of the program. So it’s not about being cool or right or charming. It’s about being Present. Not Present to someone else’s Reality, but Present to our Own. If we aren’t Present to our own Reality, we can only fake being Present for someone else’s. Like Brautigan said, “First I must be Who I Am. Then I must know Who You Are. Then I must be Who I Am.” Or something like that. I’m pretty sure it was Brautigan.
It’s a fascinating parallel that at the Mars New Moon, the dwarf planet Sedna makes a Trine-Sextile Bridge across the New Moon T-Square, repeating the primary Altjira-discovery-chart Configuration but with different planets. And in the New Moon chart Sedna sits near the position where Altjira was at its discovery, 24 Taurus. That Degree is “An Indian warrior riding fiercely, human scalps hanging from his belt,” suggesting that while it may always be a good idea to exercise Compassion, we need to do it after we Intuit, rather than letting it color our Truth itself. That is, Forgiveness doesn’t mean exposing yourself to continuing Abuse from those you Forgive; it requires Clarity, Honesty, and solid Boundaries. The base of the current Mars-New-Moon T-Square is Lilith Opposite Chiron. What does all this tell us?
In seeking the Miracle of Yindependence, might we be killing what we Love? No, it’s more like, The “Effortless” path to our Sovereignty lies through Confronting our Greatest Fears. Oxymoronic, as Confronting our Greatest Fears hardly sounds Effortless. But our Karma is a Paper Tiger. We can Confront Fear with as little Effort as Breathing. “Oh, there’s that Demon again! I recognize them! They’ve been here all my Life – and I’m still Alive! So they must not be nearly as Scary as they’ve made themselves out to be.” All that takes is Awareness.
The other chart that may be insightful is the chart of the Altjira-Asbolus Initiation itself. Asbolus-Altjira in that chart sits in an almost-Grand-Sextile. The Vacancy is Opposite Asbolus-Altjira at 9 Sagittarius, “A mother leads her small child step by step up a steep stairway” – not something you’d want to have to say six times fast. The other two Polarities of the Grand Sextile are the Nodal Axis and Venus Opposite Ceres – Permanently Walking in Beauty.
So we can Learn to be True to Ourself and Permanently Walk in Beauty by tirelessly nurturing our Intuition – our own Inner Initiate.
We’re wandering into very obscure aisles and alleys here, exploring these lonely little space rocks. Does it grow Corn? Being pretty much a slack-jawed Newborn at the moment, I’m not in a position to judge. I guess the question would be answered by asking ourselves several questions…
Do we happen to be questioning our Intuitio? Or Trusting it to an unusual extent? Are we contemplating or taking Risks that will test it?
Do we feel as if we’re breaking through core issues that have bedeviled us all our Life? Or up against them again? Are we more Conscious this time?
Are we coveting a Community where we aren’t asked to surrender our Self-Sovereignty?
Let me know.