More timely wisdom from Elder Mountain…
As the Nodes (with Jupiter on the North Node) are backing into a Grand Cross with the dwarf planets Chaos and Ixion, and Neptune Opposes the dwarf planet Orcus, on 13 January, a few days hence.
A Grand Cross is formed when four planets are equally spaced around the Zodiac. It’s like four T-Squares (Mastery through Challenge), except it’s Balanced, so it ends up being “just” Busy – lots of little Fires to put out, so we don’t have the luxury or the time to dwell on how imperfect it all Feels, like we do with a T-Square. We’re so Busy multitasking that we get to Feel some degree of temporary Satisfaction from finding a series of adequate solutions that suffice for the short term.
The Nodes of course indicate what we’re doing here; the South Node where we came from, and the North Node where we’d like to go. Of course All There Is Is Now, so the Nodes flip a lot…
Turns out we need to Let Go of the Held Emotions or Past-Life PTSD that our South Node represents, in order to Recover the Past Life Skills that are necessary to resolve the issues that stand between us and our destination, and realize our Mission for the Lifetime.
And as our CAO (Chief Asteroid Officer) points out, the asteroid Karma (the Inertia Created by Our Held Emotions) is approaching the dwarf planet Eris (Revelation of What’s Being Denied), crossing it on 18 January. However, this is a Confidence-Builder crossing. The Can-Opener occurred 8 October 2015, and the Exposition 30 December.
With Jupiter on the North Node, we’re hearing a Siren Song from our Mission…
Our intuitive grasp of our “Real” Mission changes as we raise our Frequency to encompass more of the Universe. Seeing as we do through a glass darkly, it really is a Siren Song that we’re hearing, tempting us to toss ourself into the morass of our Current Desires, rather than lose our current Ego in prayer that we may Embrace more of its True Meaning.
Which dilemma is also being lit up by an impending Initiation of Mars (Self-Assertion) by Juno (the Edges of Consciousness) that’s complete on 24 January.
The dwarf planet Chaos represents Unlimited Potential – it’s the Zero Point Field or “Vacuum” that existed before Zeus and the Patriarchy “Created” “Order.” In the Quantum World, “Reality” is indeterminate till it’s not. (Or as they say, indeterminate till it’s Witnessed, but that’s incredibly anthropomorphic.) Chaos is what you haven’t Manifested yet.
Ironically, the Greek version of Vesta was the Goddess of the Hearth, Hestia, and the ancient Greeks toasted Hestia before they toasted Zeus, and after they toasted Zeus. They were smart enough to honor what really mattered while propping up the male Ego. Vesta – Unconscious Belief – guards the Edges of Chaos, to keep too many Demons and Daemons and Diamonds from breaking through the Veil.
This week’s Neptune-Orcas Opposition chart includes a Vesta Yod based on the Sextile between Mars-Juno and Orcas.
The dwarf planet Ixion represents our Pathological Genius. Ixion was the male figure that ignored Zeus’s Rules of Order, and pursued his Desires without thought of Consequences. Ixion is our feral unprogrammed Inner Child.
Underneath our Programming we are all Mozarts and Einsteins and Jeannes d’Arc and Queen Victorias – we have an irrepressible Destiny that was not crushed by our Programming, only driven into the Unconscious. Our Programming relegated our Genius to the realm of the Pathological – we were Punished and Shamed for it.
No Blame here; this is how Consciousness grows. As we Create Security we also Create boredom, so we seek the Light by venturing forth into the Wilderness. Soon we’re Lost, and have to find our way back “Home.” Then we rinse and repeat. On the scale of a Lifetime, our Programmers are chosen to set up ways for us to get Lost that will cause us eventually to remember our Mission. We are each puzzle pieces in a multibillion-piece puzzle, and like one of Gollum’s riddles, the puzzle will be “solved” when we all Embrace our Pathological Genii.
Putting all this together, we can expect that for most of January we’ll be rushing about putting out Karmic Fires. If these take the form of rescuing anyone from their Pain, don’t waste the Mirror. External hardcopy “Reality” is no different from our Dreams. It all has something to do with what we’re bringing into Consciousness, though seldom in a straightforward manner.
As I’ve done many times, I recommend Eugene Gendlin’s excellent book, Let Your Body Interpret Your Dreams. It’s a collection of clever techniques for coaxing Meaning from your Dreams non-intellectually, and can very productively be used to coax Meaning from your daily adventures in the “Real” Hologram as well. As an example, he recommends avoiding polarity flip-flops – when you Decide that a Change is necessary, don’t jump from Black to White; instead, shift to a 90%-saturated grey. Our Symbols are road signs, not airports.
There are directions in our Life that have Unlimited Potential, and Embracing – Witnessing – our Shame and Fear of Punishment, can Create major leaps in that direction. “You poor Sweetheart, they really Shamed you for that, didn’t they.” By noticing that we’re in Shame or Fear and Lovingly Witnessing it, we stop being Shame or Fear, and instead become Compassion.
So our January will include glimpses of the Unlimited – like a billion-dollar lottery. Then we’ll recall our humdrum daily life and how seldom we’ve Created real Miracles, dismiss the Dream, and fade back into worrying about the mortgage. Then our Desires will rise up, and we’ll Fantasize doing what will Really make us come Alive, till our Held Emotions make us realize how incredibly uncomfortable we’d be if we actually came close to indulging that Fantasy.
This is January’s Grand Cross. We’re there already, aren’t we. Celebrate it! Embrace each glimpse of the Unlimited. PIAVA it! Make it BIG. If we all had to split that lottery, we’d still have more money than we’ve ever dreamed of having. We could all win!
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.
“There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” (Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love, pp.190-191)
Notice when you return to worrying about the mortgage, or cancer, or whether Aunt Charlene was insulted, or anything else, Cancel-Neutralize-Upgrade, and Tap it out. Tap on it till you’re Neutral about it.
When your Forbidden Desire wells up, Celebrate the Excitement trapped in it. A secret to Manifesting anything is to practice having the Feeling in your Body, that you’ll have when you Manifest it. That’s what you really want! You’ll get bored with a red Lamborghini, or scared by a trip around the World; you’ll never be bored or scared by Excitement. Get Conscious of the Discomfort you’d feel if your Fantasy Materialized. “You poor Sweetheart, you’d really Feel uncomfortable, wouldn’t you. Do you want to talk about it?” Ask yourself how old you are.
Neptune represents everything bigger than our Individual Soul – the Collective Culture, and its many Shadows. When we try to look at Neptune through Material eyes, the result is Confusion – which of course is the first stage of Growth in Consciousness. Shifting to Spiritual eyes, we find Clarity. Unfinished Business, and all of our Emotional Baggage around it.
Orcus is the Punisher of Broken Oaths.
Your Held Emotions are Held by vows never to put yourself into that position again. As with Ixion, where you may have Amends to make over Unintended Consequences of Impulsive Actions, with Orcus you may have Yangtegrity Contracts that need to be Renegotiated. If your counterparties are long since dead or otherwise gone from your Life, no worries. If you can feel the Weight of the Contract, you can feel the counterparty, and you can Renegotiate with them exactly where they are in your “mind’s eye” or your bellyvision.
This Renegotiation might take the form of noticing the cable or garden hose that connects you with them in the Energy Realm. It’s connected to your belly by a fishhook. Gently twist it out with one hand, then use your other hand to seal the wound with Golden Light. With grace, hand the hook and the cable back to your counterparty. If they accept it with equal Grace, you’re Golden, though you don’t want to turn your back until they withdraw. Make a note to scan your Body in a few days to make sure the cable hasn’t been replaced while you weren’t looking. If so, rinse and repeat.
If they don’t accept it Gracefully, you may need to take more decisive Action. Enlist the aid of a Carnivore, then reach out with your imaginary Bowie Knife, slice their end of the cable, and feed the cable to your helper. An Alligator works great for this purpose. Give your new friend the assignment to stand guard here, and eat any new attempts to re-cable you. They may also plead for Mercy; don’t buy it, it’s a ploy. You want your Energetic Contracts to be Equal-to-Equal. In these realms, keep your spine straight and your shoulders lifted. There can be no hindrance to your Energetic Self-Sovereignty.
If your counterparties are still Alive, use your wardrobe Mirrors – see https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/boundaries-forgiveness-mirrors/. And remember to persevere.
So a Challenging Neptune-Orcus Angle would be about renegotiating our Social Contracts.
Our Social Contracts stretch a lot farther than we usually imagine. For instance, if we’re chronically underfunded, we have a Social Contract to Give Away too much of what we need to Survive. If our Relationships don’t Delight us, then we have a Social Contract of Mistrust or Unworthiness. When we Renegotiate our Contracts, our counterparties may not be individuals, but Archetypes. You may need to Renegotiate with Slavery, or Gender Inequality.
There’s an excellent reason why Primary Cultures personified their “Gods.” If you personify an Archetype, you can Negotiate with it one-on-one. You can shrink it from a Global Monolith to a Cocker Spaniel. What if Gender Inequality was a Hamster, and Slavery was a Squirrel; you can personify them however you like, as long as your Vigilance prevents them from nesting in your petticoats. Use your Mirror and Cable techniques till you stand Tall and Clear and Powerful Beyond Measure, and we can Enjoy the billion-dollar lottery payout together.