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Responsibility IV

September 9, 2016

Hylonome turns Direct (8am PDT 10 September and 9am PDT when the Moon crosses Hylonome)
Chariklo turns Direct (3pm PDT 19 September and 1pm PDT when the Moon crosses Chariklo)

A reader writes…

“I woke up feeling so much fear… a feeling like I was a child who was taken care of by adults and now they all suddenly left without preparing me for the world and I was alone and I had no clue how to survive in the world without the adults taking care of me…

“I felt like a child who thinks nothing can go wrong in their life, a bit cocky, ready to take on anyone who they don’t like…. suddenly come to realize all that confidence and cockiness and feeling invincible is no longer here when the support of the adults is gone and suddenly the support system is gone and I have to fend for myself…. it was pure fear…. I cannot even tell you how intense and weird and foreign it felt…”

It’d be difficult to find a better description of Chariklo and Hylonome.  I’ve never found it easy to explain, but I’ve always said that “Beauty has its own Karma.”  Like Romney’s 47% and Trump’s “What have you got to lose?”, or losing our credit cards, Privilege is Blind to Lack of Privilege.  And among modern Hupers, Beauty begets Privilege.  Chariklo is about Beauty and Charm.

Hylonome on the other hand is about Loss of an Archetype that we Depend upon.  We’ve Given Away our Power to someone or some thing that we’ve Merged with, and when the object of our Projection goes away, we’re left without our own Resilience and means of Independent Survival.  Hylonome and Chariklo have been traveling together since early 2014, though Chariklo will begin pulling ahead now.

Hylonome Initiated Chariklo at the end of January 2015 in 30 Sagittarius, which is about the Repetition of Ritual.  No question that there’s Power there, but is it Support, or Obligation?

It should be fairly obvious, again, that these last three years have been preparing us for the Loss of what we have come to Take for Granted.  The Saturn-Neptune (Cultural Structure), Saturn-Pluto (Zeitgeist Clarity), and Jupiter-Saturn (Cultural-Economic Balance) Cycles are all Waning (Deconstructing), with the Saturn-Chiron (Limits of Possibility) Cycle joining them by year-end.  Our proper course is Letting Go of anything unnecessary, in preparation for major Changes.

Several of these major Cycles recharge in the first year or two of the next Decade.  The 1/1/2000 chart also promises major Changes – Loss of the Veil that Constrains our sense of Reality (Neptune-Nodes), Loss of National Identity (Chiron-Pluto), and Loss of Surplus (Ceres Rising).  

Over the next six months new Saturn (Structure) Cycles will be Initiated by all of the players we’re dancing with now – Ixion, Pholus, Quaoar, Hylonome, Chariklo, sharply Changing the way we relate to Genius, Responsibility, Survival, Identity, and Privilege.  Mars will cross this field over the next month, Changing the way we apply our Energy to these endeavors.  Jupiter will run this Gauntlet in 2019.

Hylonome and Chariklo have moved into Capricorn, whose motto is “Just Fix It.”  The message for us is to Examine our Attachments, and Transform or Jettison all Self-Sabotaging Identities that we find, along with those which don’t Serve our Mission.  The other gangsters – Saturn, Ixion, Pholus, Quaoar – are still in Sagittarius.  Sagittarius is “Mutable Fire,” or Spiritual Mutation – Burning Off the chaff, Letting Go before we burn our fingers.

The Waxing Cycles provide clues about where we’re heading – Uranus-Pluto (Yintegrity), Chiron-Pluto (Transformation of Identity), Chiron-Neptune (Transformation of Culture – our Fresh Violets in an Ancient Pottery Bowl), Uranus-Neptune (We Are All One).  Bottom Line?  Back to Community.  Time for a Searching and Fearless Inventory.  If it’s not growing Organic Corn, Compost it.

Who Have I Become?

December 25, 2015

That’s today’s question, with Uranus Stationary and turning Direct at 8pm PST ( http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pst20.htm ) on 25 December.  We’ve been wrestling with all manner of Demons and Daemons, most of which have proven to be imaginary (which unfortunately makes them no less profound), for the last many months.  We’ve only had time to deal with each Present Moment as it has passed, as Change has tumbled down upon us and we’ve struggled to find the Means and the Courage to Change what we know we must, the Serenity to Accept what we don’t seem to be able to Change, and the Wisdom to figure out which is which without totally burning ourselves out.  Now we come up for air, and we’re met with this Big Question, 

Who Have I Become? 

We’ve Changed, and now we get a week to figure out how, to figure out Who We’ve Become!

Uranus turned Retrograde in late July, backing over 21-17 Aries.  If you have any natal planets in 17-21 of the Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), your Uranus Can-Opener occurred in April-to-July, and Exposition in August-to-December; your Confidence-Builder is scheduled for January-March 2016.  Those natal planets will tell you a lot about Who You’ve Become.  17-21 is the Scorpio Duad of Aries; we’ll have been adding embellishments to Version 3.1 of our Lifetime Creation, and Diving Deep to locate obstacles to its progress. 

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For the last year our noses have been rubbed in Sustainability and Sustenance.  As of this morning, that pulse is finished, and won’t return until mid-2017.  Let’s hope the efforts to stem Climate Change, such as they are, won’t stall out in the interim.  

Dwarf planet Ceres (Sustainability) has been Out of Bounds (Strong) since just after Christmas of 2014.  It’s now back In Bounds until July-through-mid-September 2017.  Even if it’s less pronounced for the next year and a half, it was still Rising (Coming into Awareness) everywhere on the Planet on 1/1/2000, making it the bellwringer for the Century.

We still expect the second half of this decade to be economically challenging for most folks, so I don’t recommend that we reduce our Attention to Sustainability and its partner Sustenance.  Sustenance – eliminating the unnecessary – is an important part of Sustainability.  Here’s a very nice series of short videos to help us stay on track – on No-Dig, Forest Gardens, Soil Regeneration, Foraging, for instance…

http://www.permaculture.co.uk/living-with-the-land

The Digital Age, with all its disruption and restructuring, doesn’t start in earnest till 2020 (after Saturn next Initiates Jupiter).  Alternative Culture (the Fresh Violets in an Ancient Pottery Bowl Chiron-Neptune Cycle) is still in its infancy, though I hope you’re personally already deep into it.  And the Developed Nations haven’t even begun to dig themselves out of the mess that bloomed in the 2007 Derivatives Crisis – the Megacorps are much Too Bigger to Fail, and the Derivative load (leveraged bets on the outcome of earlier bets, stacked up in a house of cards) is many times larger.  The Lizards successfully blamed the 2007 Crisis on “deadbeat mortgagees” so you wouldn’t notice them transferring unmeasurable wealth from you and your children to themselves, and they’re setting up to blame the next Crisis on “deadbeat carbuyers and students” so they can repeat the process.  

If you haven’t read Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine, which explains the Lizards’ methodology very clearly, please do read it so you can explain it to everyone you know; I meet few people who understand how we’re being scammed, and it won’t stop till most people understand it.  They’ll exploit the next big Climate-Crisis storm the same way they exploited New Orleans in 2005.  The oddsmakers, who are much more prescient than the polls or the for-sale media, give Hilary Clinton a 75%-or-so chance of becoming the next President of the US (they give Donald “the T is silent” Trump* and the other Repos about 10%, and Bernie about 4%), which means business as usual for the New (Corporate) World Order.

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But, why do we only have a week to figure out Who We’ve Become?  Actually, it doesn’t much matter, because we’ll be someone else entirely by July (after Eris Initiates Uranus), so it’s only a brief moment of Stillness.  Several hours before the New Year here – half past 5pm PST ( http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pst17.htm ) – the dwarf planet Makemake turns Retrograde.  Makemake is about Manifestation, as its name suggests.  So for most of this week we’ll be focused more on 

What Am I Going to Create with (or for) my New Self?

than on Who Have I Become.  You’re probably already mulling this over.  You may not even have stopped to notice how Different you are now than you were six months ago.  It might not be a bad idea to give some Attention to the Who question over the next several days, lest you address the What question from the perspective of your Old Self, if your mind or Emotions haven’t caught up yet.  By Monday or Tuesday, it’d be an excellent time to review your PIAVA techniques…

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava/

Pick out a few simple short-term Manifestations, something you can create in an hour or so (like finding the shovel you haven’t seen since August), and a few specific PIAVA techniques to practice on.  Then, by Wednesday and Thursday, you’ll be ready for some Big-Time Manifestation Efforts.  You’ll have figured out Who You Are and What You Want Now, and you can go for it.  A planet is at its Strongest when it’s Stationary, so Peak Power runs from now till your equivalent of late afternoon Friday PST.  If you can spend Friday in Meditation, Feeling exactly the way you’re going to Feel once you’ve Manifested that Big Dream, you’ll be Golden.  Stay flexible; this is just one Station of the Tokaido, so don’t lock yourself in.  If you feel like you have to make a Decision, Choose Both/And and let the Universe show you how it can Make a Miracle.

Makemake – which is Out of Bounds – will Retrograde across 3-1 Degrees of Libra, the Libra Duad, Double Libra.  If you have planets in these first degrees of the Cardinal Signs, you’ve been doing the Can-Opener since September.  For instance, on a friend’s recommendation I bought the books Search Inside Yourself by Chade-Meng Tan and The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker, just as Makemake was crossing my early-Libra planet.

This is about Manifesting an entirely new way of relating to other people, even of relating to Other, or Not-I, in general.  Even your Witnessing, your Chironean Empathy process, is a Not-I process, where you’re consciously moving your Assemblage Point, even if only in a small way, to subtly vary Who You Are moment-to-moment.  Your Emotion is still part of You in those moments, but it’s no longer where your Ego is embedded – it becomes Other, even as it remains You.  Lots of potential fun here – you can Witness yourself Witnessing yourself, for instance.  This is not an idle exercise; in an important situation, where exactly you park your Observer can change the Outcome drastically.

There is likely to be more Honesty and less Guile, though we will quickly Learn to be Honest Charmingly.  When the Unexpected pops out of you, don’t try to suppress it or apologize; instead, put your Efforts into Integrating it with the rest of who you Believe yourself to Be.  You’ll probably recognize that these Surprises are more Authentically You than you had intended.  Embrace it and Celebrate the loss of the Masks.

The Makemake Station is Squared by the ongoing Chariklo-Hylonome Conjunction, which is about Grieving the Loss of our former Charm, and/or Enjoying Freedom from an Archetype we’ve been laboring under, Walking in Beauty instead.  It’s Quincunx to 2007 OR10 (the Unexpected that’s really our Deeper Self); it would behoove to “Wonder what’ll happen next!”  It’s Trine Mercury and Sextile Venus, making a tidy little knot between Libra an Pisces.

*Thanks to Carly Fiorini for the nickname.

 

August-September VII

August 26, 2015

opalor2316bpOpal comes in many forms, and is useful for many purposes, including Soul Retrieval.  Opal is just Quartz with a bit of Water included in the Crystal Structure.  It’s the reflection off the Water molecules that creates the “Fire” or Dance of Colors in Opal.  This is an Oregon or Jelly Opal.

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After dwarf planet Sedna turned Retrograde today, it took three and a half hours for Wall Street to realize that the Fear had subsided and they could buy again.  Sedna’s a newcomer, so nobody knows a lot about it, but I interpret it as Actions taken out of Fear, and that’s certainly what Wall Street’s been doing for the last several days.  When a planet is slowing to a stop, in this case turning Retrograde (backward in the sky), we feel the planet’s effect very strongly while it’s slowing down.  Then once it stops and starts moving again in the opposite direction, the impact usually diminishes quickly.

The exception is when we personalize the Energy, and make Decisions based on it.  For instance, if we attributed the Fear around Sedna’s Station to economics, we might make a Decision to get out while we can.  Then we’ll be selling into any Recovery the market makes.  In that case, the impact of Sedna’s Station could linger long after the event.  It remains to be seen whether this is the first body blow of the Monster Depression that the bears have been predicting for years.  Economists are well know for predicting twenty of the last twelve Recessions.  But as corrections go it’s pretty routine – sure, it was 1,000 points, but that’s only six percent, and a correction of that size is long overdue.

Which doesn’t diminish the fact that we’re in uncharted territory, where derivatives (which are gambles about bets on wagers) could turn a 1,000-point decline into 10,000 points overnight if the wrong bull was gored.  And that yes, a Monster Depression is likely sometime between now and 2020, which is why we’ve been advising alternative approaches to Survival for many years as part of our Perspective on the Chiron-Neptune Cycle – growing your own food, exploring small-scale entrepreneurship with things like the Maker Movement, finding our Tribe, working toward Sustainability in any way we can.

Chiron is the poster child for a group of dwarf planets that we want to talk about today, the “Centaurs,” so named because they appear to be half asteroid and half comet, like the Centaurs of Greek fame that were half horse and half Huper.  The astro-Centaurs orbit between Saturn, Uranus and Neptune – that is, between the Will, the Individual Unconscious, and the Cultural Unconscious, or between the Ego, the Individual Soul, and the Group Soul.  As such they deal with Emotions that are on the Edges of our Consciousness.  For instance…

  • Chiron deals with Discouragement/Despair over the Shortcomings of our Limiting Beliefs, which we perceive as Limitations of Reality; once we Lovingly Witness our Despair we Expand our Consciousness and are visited by Perspectives beyond our previous Limiting Beliefs
  • Chariklo deals with the Expectation of Privilege, from the Female side (Nessus from the Male side); like Self-Love, the Expectation of Privilege tends to be Mirrored by external Reality
  • Hylonome deals with our Identity – Ego-Identification or Merging with people or things outside ourself, and in particular the Ego Death which we experience as Grief when our external Mirror-Image is broken
  • Pholus deals with the Expectations of Others, and how well we meet them; it’s about Taking Full Responsibility for what’s important to us and important to those with whom we have tacit or explicit contracts

The Centaurs represent Challenges, Challenges that we meet by Expanding our Consciousness to include Awareness of these Emotional issues which often blind-side us till we Learn to include them in our Emotional repertoire.  One of the characteristics of Centaurs is that their orbits are unstable; they could get a wild hair and fly out of here in any given millenium.

The other group of dwarf planets that we want to talk about today are “Plutoids” – asteroids that orbit in the neighborhood of Pluto.  There’s a big shift between Neptune and Pluto.  Neptune is the last of the four “Gas Giants” – huge planets that are mostly Gas, too small but otherwise Star-like – along with Uranus, Saturn, and Jupiter.  Beyond Neptune we find only small iceballs like Pluto.  Because it’s so large, Neptune’s gravity exerts a big impact on the orbits of many Plutoids.

Pluto is generally associated with the “Universal” Unconscious, or the Zeitgeist, the flow of Time.  As such, it’s about Transformation – or Trance Reformation, as the Zeitgeist evolves or devolves – and about the things we pretty much must do or not do, if we don’t want to end up on a siding in the flow of Time.  While the Centaurs work on the Edges of Consciousness, the Plutoids work, for most people, beyond the Edges of Consciousness.  So we don’t normally see the Plutoids as within our Span of Control.  Of course it’s As-Without-So-Within and We-Are-All-One (including all the Entities that we don’t routinely personify), so the Edges of our Span of Control are really only the Edges of our Consciousness.

Some of the Plutoids include…

  • Quaoar – the Law-Giver, not for the sake of Order, but for the sake of Survival; Quaoar defines the Edges of Survivability
  • Ixion – Impulse, the Desire Body, that operates without concern for Other
  • Chaos – Unlimited Potential
  • Haumea – Rebirth
  • Eris – the principle of Denial and the Changes required by its Revelation
  • Makemake – Manifestation
  • SednaActions taken out of Fear

Sedna is an outlier here; Pluto and all of the others orbit between 30 and 100 times as far from the Sun as is Earth, while Sedna’s orbit ranges between 76 and 936 times as far from the Sun as we are.  For reference, Jupiter is at about five times, Saturn 10, Uranus 20, and Neptune 30 times.

All of which is background for early September, because between 4 September and 9 September, Ixion, Chariklo, Pholus, Hylonome, and Quaoar are all Stationary – and all more or less in the same place.  Astrologers call it a “Stellium” when three or more planets convene in the same Zodiacal place, but here we have a Stellium of five, all Stationary at the same time.  During a Station, as we said at the beginning, the impact of a planet is greatly exaggerated.  And during a Stellium, the Energies of the Conjoined planets are combined, which creates Energies we aren’t used to.

For instance, we’re well acquainted with the Energy of Assertion, Mars, and the Energy of Receptivity, Venus.  But now that they’re Conjoined (as they are on 31 August, with the Energy felt most strongly for the several days prior), do we know what to do with Assertive Receptivity or Receptive Assertiveness?  “Go screw yourself” is a common insult, but we don’t usually mean it literally.  If you “accused” most people of Androgyny, they’re likely to give you a similar insult.  Yet achieving Androgyny, where our Receptivity and our Assertiveness are Balanced, is a Mission of the Soul.   Would you recognize it if you saw it?  And if so, would you admire it?  Can you imagine how it might Feel to be Androgynous?  And this is only two planets.

In our 4-9 September Stellium we’re dealing with five dwarf planets being Strong at the same time, all of which have impacts much more subtle than Assertiveness and Receptivity.  And by the way, Venus is also Stationary during this period, and while it’s not in the same place, it’s in a Harmonic location to the Stellium. 

Venus is Trioctile to the Stellium, indicating that the Stellium of Stations will be inspiring us to evolve our Values.

In addition, the Stellium is Stationary very close to the Galactic Center.  This means that as these subtle Unconscious Energies combine they will be Channeling a message – Instructions – to the Unconscious from the Galactic Command Post.  So we can Expect to see a shift – a Major Shift, whether too subtle to Notice or not – in the Consciousness of the Planet.  What sort of Shift?  While since it’s Unconscious it’s not for us to know in any detail, yet if we can get an idea of what to look for, we can in a general way Witness it and Grow our Consciousness.

There are many other related Planets in the early-September chart; we’ll discuss their role as we go on.  But for now, let’s focus on trying to imagine how the Energies of the five dwarf planets in the Stellium might combine.

While the Stellium combines all five planets, two are close together but separated by a few Degrees from the other three, which are also close together.  So we can start by looking at the Pair and the Triad, then trying to tie them together.

The Pair is Pholus and Ixion.  We’ve talked about these two before, as they’ve been traveling together for a while.  Ixion is Uncontrolled Desire, Pholus Full Responsibility for the consequences of our commissions and omissions.  So this combination seems to be about Taking Full Responsibility for our Deepest Desires.  Our religious training would suggest that we interpret that as Taking Full Responsibility for controlling our Deepest Desires. 

But since the astrology we practice is about Healing and Integrating, we interpret it as Taking Full Responsibility for allowing and welcoming our Deepest Desires.  To the extent that they’ve been repressed (which we can assume – if you already Love your Deepest Desires, this is an opportunity for you to go Deeper), there will likely be some personal and social discomfort involved at first, as we experiment with how to let them out of their cages.

The Triad is composed of Quaoar, Chariklo, and Hylonome, and this Triad sits astride the Galactic Center, so forms the core of our Instructions. 

Chariklo symbolizes Beauty and Grace, and Humans are wont to give deference to Beauty and Grace – hence Chariklo has the flavor of unearned Privilege.  Of course Beauty and Grace can be Learned and so may carry a price and Feel earned.  Yet to Grow our Consciousness we may be Asked to Notice that we give deference to Beauty and Grace in situations where it may not be in our own best interests.  He turns the notions of Beauty and Grace upside down (but so what – astrology is about dimensions, not directions on the dimension), but we can’t help but wonder if The Donald (Trump, that is) isn’t personifying this Energy.  If that hunch is true, then we should expect to be hearing a lot less about him by mid-September. 

Hylonome was a female Centaur who immediately committed suicide with the lance that killed her lover.  So we have the concepts of Unbearable Grief, but even more important, the concept of Identification with Other to the point that the Self is virtually non-existent.  The implication is that we all have elements of our Identity that are Other-based.  Just as Fundamentalism is the process of Believing that your metaphors are literally true, Codependence is the process of Believing that your Mirrors are You.  We often admire what we don’t have permission to Be in ourself.  So while Grieving the Loss of our Identity is an Ego Death with all of the Soul-searing pain that involves, it’s actually a Soul Retrieval, as we are forced to give up Codependence and substitute a previously orphaned portion of our True Self.  Let’s hope this doesn’t involve the demise of a beloved World Hero or Heroine, if we have any left.

As with other processes of Growth in Consciousness and Spiritual Growth, we’re Asked to Focus on the Unknown Future rather than the Known Past.  In that task, Perpetual Curiosity is our greatest friend, as long as we can maintain it and not surrender to our craving and addiction to trying to Understand.  The World is a Mystery; when we Believe we Understand, we murder the World.  Confusion is the First Sign of Growth, but if we quash it with illusions of Understanding, we stop our Growth cold.

So we’re being Ordered (Quaoar) by Central Command (the Galactic Center) to Grieve the Loss (Hylonome) of Unearned Privilege (Chariklo), or better yet, to accept the Loss as a Return to Self, or the invocation of a Vision Quest to Retrieve a portion of the True Self through Honest Curiosity about an unknowable Future.  But wait – we’re also being Asked to either Take Full Responsibility (Pholus) for the parts of ourself which we previously rejected as unfit for polite company, or Take Full Responsibility for the parts of ourself that our friends and associates would love to be able to reject as unfit for polite company (Ixion).  Not Blame, which looks backwards to attempt to Understand a Cause (ie, murder), but Responsibility, which looks forward to attempt to improve an Outcome.

To me this suggests a further loosening of the yoke of Hierarchy and Inequality.  As Power Over corrupts, Taking Full Responsibility for Power means shifting to Power With.  If you haven’t read Starhawk’s Truth or Dare yet, this would be an excellent time to do it, as in it she Teaches us the difference between Power Over and Power With, all in the context of an Inferior Conjunction of Venus (the Descent of Inanna), which we’ve just experienced.

This is all happening in Sagittarius, the Sign of Letting Go.  So while Noticing what’s going on is appropriate as part of Growing our Consciousness, Giving Up Control is also appropriate as part of Sagittarius.  We can do Both/And, and it behooves us to do so. 

We’ll look at the rest of the early-September chart when we continue…

Garden Gate 4.07-08 – Chariklo and Jupiter

April 5, 2015

fluo5567bpA lovely indigo Fluorite Crystal – Calcium Fluoride – a profound Healer.

 We had the Grief/Terror/Ego Death portion of our Hylonome-Chariklo Dance on April 3; we get the good-cop version on April 7, at half-past 9am PDT (http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pdt9.htm for other time zones).  Hylonome and Chariklo are Centaurs – comet-like asteroids caught by the gravity of the Outer Gas Giant planets.  What a metaphor that is.  Of course this all operates in the Unconscious realm, but in the region that’s coming into Consciousness.

Chariklo is so codependent that after 125 years, her new Cycle with Hylonome begins in exactly the same Degree as the prior one.  Obviously this is a lesson that the Universe intended we should pick up on, if we have to do a remedial 125 years.  The Lesson is

“The Pope blessing the Faithful” 

This time around the new Pope seems to believe that the Faithful should include more than just the Elite and the Dogmatists.  On the surface, this anthem sounds hopeful.  But in fact, top-down hierarchical religions have always excelled at exploiting the People, not serving them.  Trickle-down Blessings includes a wafer and a sip of Grape juice, marginally better than the Libertarian version of “economics” that regained power in the US in 1980, and in much of the World far earlier than that.  Internal Colonialism, a station on the way back to Feudalism if we’re lucky or Co-Creative, back to Slavery if we aren’t.

Chariklo on her own symbolizes quite an incredible Blessing.  In her Cycle with Hylonome, however, the simplest interpretation is the demise of Privilege.  That can be a boon in some ways, if we’re talking about getting more trickle-down from the Elite.  More important, our own Privilege, however it manifests, is usually Unconscious.  As such, it limits us, because we don’t have the flexibility to respond to different circumstances with appropriate strategies.  A hallmark of the Unconscious is that we keep trying to apply the same reactions to all circumstances.  Sometimes they work; often they don’t.  Consciousness adds flexibility. 

But the demise of Privilege is an Ego Death, and feels like the threat of a “real” Death.  If we recognize it as an Ego Death, we can just embrace the horrible Feelings as best we can as Feelings, in the Body perhaps, without wasting our Anxiety believing all of the horror stories and dire outcomes that the current Ego and its ally the mind are predicting for us.  At any rate, go ahead and take advantage of the Charisma you’re likely to muster on April 6.  Accept its Gifts and enjoy the Grace, and we’ll deal with the other consequences later.

Jupiter meanwhile Stands Still on April 8, at 10am PDT (http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pdt10.htm).  That’ll add Grace and Good Fortune to April 6 and 7, and beyond.  This is very fortuitous, as during this time we’re also moving deeper into Embracing our True Self.  Nothing quite like a little positive reinforcement, as Chariklo and Jupiter will provide.  You can laugh off the horror stories and predictions of dire outcomes.  We’re being – nay, we have been – Transformed.  Let the old Ego die a good Death, take care of business one day at a time, let the Future Co-Create itself for now, and just let yourself be amazed and delighted at all the Surprises that’ll be unfolding soon.

Saturn and Juno, Portal 3.8-14

March 10, 2015

Cat_and_RatEgo and Archetype.  Which is which?

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As we drop back into the final Uranus-Pluto Square, the almost-simultaneous Stations of Saturn and Juno make it very clear that our assignment here is to

Pay Attention to the Edges of Consciousness

So often we go to the Edge, look into the Abyss, shake our heads, and step back.  We don’t have to take a flying head-first arms-wide dive into bottomlessness, all we need to do is step in.  We can even leave one hand grasping some firmly-anchored object in the Present Moment.  In fact, most of the time it’s a good idea to remain mindful of Present Moment “Reality” so we don’t, as Kesey warned, “Trip out so far that we never get back to know that we’ve left.”  Most of the time.

It happens to me almost every time I step into the shower, for instance.  Some event out of my personal history will pop out of the drain – an opportunity for Regret or Shame, for example, or an opportunity for Growth or Excitement that I let pass because I feared at the time that Regret or Shame, or even just too much Complexity, would result.  My usual response is to quickly re-Experience the moment, then shake it off with “Whoo, glad that’s not still going on!” and wash my hair.  I should sit down on the edge of the tub and take several minutes to move from re-Experiencing the then-moment, to fully Experiencing the present-moment Emotion, lovingly and gently move all of my Attention into it, and see where that doorway leads.  Then Embrace my historical (or Karmic) self with “Wow, you were really Feeling ___, weren’t you.”  Then wash my hair.

Saturn stops just shy of its Waning Square to Neptune (2:57 from it), so we won’t get the Square itself until November.  A Waning Square is the beginning in earnest of the winding down of a Cycle, the time when we drop into the Void in order to Clear Space for the next Cycle.  If we don’t Clear the Space, we’re always “fighting the last war” as they say, or still trying to deal with our previous boss or employee or lover or postman, which can be very confusing for our current boss/employee/lover/postman.  You’ve been on the other side of that equation many times – right?  “Don’t get even, get odd!” is excellent advice when you’re dealing with TSA or the Gestapo (or your previous lover), but it’s terrible advice when you’re trying to develop Relationship.

Which Cycle are we winding down?  The current Saturn-Neptune Cycle began during the Harmonic Convergence, in 1989.

March 3, 1989 at 12 of Capricorn, “An illustrated lecture on natural science reveals little-known aspects of life.

The Saturn-Neptune Cycle shows the current flavor of major Cultural currents, and has a big impact on our Relationship to Spirit.  What’s changed in the way of major Cultural currents since the First Gulf War in Kuwait?  Here in the US, the tone has changed from “bombing them back to the Stone Age” to giving lip service to “converting Hearts and minds” – though of course the favored method of converting Hearts and minds remains the threat of bombing folks back to the Stone Age.  Since the US is a for-profit institution and bombs are a, if not the, major export, that’s only logical.  The shift in Global Balming Denial has also been meaningful. 

What about our Relationship to Spirit, how has that been changed by Insights from “natural science”?  It’s alternately pitiful and hilarious to watch the hyperscientists still taking their ever-higher-tech scalpels to the brain in their belief that Consciousness resides there and that Reductionism will enable them to find it.  I’d say that the Kepler project and the widening realization that “Oh gosh, we may not be the onliest ‘Life’ in the Universe after all!” – Duh! – is testament.

So, come November, we’ll be literally in the Void with respect to Cultural currents and our Relationship to Spirit, till our new Cycle begins in February 2026.  It never makes sense to look ahead to see what the next Cycle is about, because until we’re washed clean by the Void, we can only see the Future through the eyes of the Past, guaranteeing that Change won’t happen.  But I can tell you that the next Cycle will be pretty exciting.  Saturn-Neptune isn’t the only Cycle out there – there are many.  But it’s an important Cycle, as it mediates the Relationship between the Ego and the suprapersonal Spirit.  We don’t need Validation for The Shift, we can Feel it.  But we do need reminders, as we’re constantly bombarded with propaganda from those who fear loss of the status quo and its impact on their profits.

This person spends 85% of her time traveling the World teaching it, so she knows of what what speaks…

“There is a huge wave of awakening and healing sweeping our planet right now, and I think all of us are feeling a ‘pull’ to respond to a global imperative that we be a part of the change, the healing that our world so sorely needs during these tumultuous times.  And we seek practical work, work that is real, down to earth, that gets measurable results.  Work that helps clear our blocks, silent saboteurs and our limitations.  Work that gets right under our skin to the root cause of our emotional and physical issues and clears them.  Work that opens us into our essential greatness, into the love, the freedom, that is our own essence.  We all long to have a direct experience of our own authentic greatness.  We want to liberate our lives and experience the natural joy in the core of our being.

“Ultimately we want to take the lampshade off our own lights and discover our own truth, find our own answers.  We want to live a guided, grace-filled authentic life, lived from the love that is our essence.”    –Brandon Bays, The Journey, pp.xii-xiii.

A Saturn-Neptune Void between 2016 and 2026 increases the odds of an economic downturn before the 2020 beginning of the Digital Revolution.  Not that one isn’t due anyway, just on the basis of averages.  It also suggests a good deal of Confusion around the 2016 US presidential elections.

The Saturn Station itself (the influence of a planet is particularly Strong at its Stations) occurs at 8am PDT (http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pdt8.htm) March 14, with a preview at 2am PDT (http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pdt2.htm) March 12, plus or minus three hours (when the Moon crosses Saturn).

We give these times because they’re excellent times for Meditation or PIAVAs, amplifying your Power.

Typically a Saturn Station makes us feel squeezed – Saturn represents ContractionContraction is a legitimate state, facilitating Safety.  Without Safety, we don’t Grow.  It’s not Limitation, it’s Focus or Concentration.  A Strong Saturn feels Limiting because it asks us to focus on The (One) Most Important Thing, and set everything else aside for the while.  When The Most Important Thing is our Mission, and we Fear failure, that’s scary.  We don’t realize that our Mission is Pass/Fail, and any effort yields a Pass.  Like Pluto, Saturn has an “upstream” and a “downstream,” one being easier than the other.  The downstream course simply comprises Focusing on The Most Important Thing.

Meanwhile, the Juno Station occurs at 1am PDT (http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pdt1.htm) March 13.  Juno is the Roman name for Hera, wife of Zeus.  Hera was the jealous type, always turning Zeus’s many lovers into Stone.  So Juno represents the Archetypes – those Unconscious constellations of Energy that hypnotize us and prevent us from Acting of our own accord (without our realizing it of course) – turning us to Stone, so to speak, or Archebots.  Juno also represents Identity, who we Merge with, who we’re Codependent with, whose Will we act out rather than our own.  While believing it’s all for the Good of course.  So we kernelize Juno as the Edges of Consciousness.  So this week is about letting other priorities slide while we Focus on the Edges of Our Consciousness.

Well, the Edges of Our Consciousness are normally invisible to us.  Other than a Swan dive into the Abyss or sitting on the edge of the tub or Meditation, our best strategy may be to put our Pet Peeves in the Mirror and Ask, Who Is It that’s so peeved?  Is that really me?  Is that really a core Value of mine?  Or is that some Archetype?  The Libertarian Archetype perhaps, or maybe the Inner Two-Year-Old Archetype?  But reread Bonnie’s illuminations, several times, carefully – Focus on it…

https://dancinginthetao.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/changing-consciousness/

What is it that she’s recommending? 

Our old friend Curiosity!! 

Any time we want to reach across that Edge of Consciousness to the Other Side, we need only PIAVA (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava/).  That’s what the Magnetic Approach to Manifestation does, it enlists the cooperation of the Unconscious.  That’s why most of your Female friends are so good at Intuition; it’s what they do.  So we might Ask, “God/Goddess, Creator of All That Is, may I please Lovingly and Gently, and for the Benefit of All, take One Step closer to my True Self?”  One Step at a time is a good strategy; as it increases the odds that you’ll notice the Change and be inspired to take another Step.  And nothing prevents you from being Given a Big One Step, if your Guides believe you’re ready for it.

The Juno Station Trines the Saturn Station, so there is much Grace available!  This Trine makes a Tricolor with both Mercury (intellect) and Neptune, so the Juno-Neptune/Mercury Quincunx is the route recommended by our astroguides for a headstart in dealing with the Challenge in the Waning Saturn-Neptune Square.  Neptune (also symbolizing the Unconscious, especially the Cultural Unconscious) is the mechanism by which Archetypal hypnotism takes place – or is undone, and Mercury represents one possible route, the Cognitive route (which is unlikely to work as well for Emotional or Passionate thinkers – those with their Mercury in a Water or Fire Sign), to undoing Archetypes.

So another good PIAVFA might be, “I Wonder what sort of invisible Archetypal Monster has a grip on me.”  Play that one with the Monsters, Inc. movie in mind; no need to be heavy about it.

Of course the antidote to Merging is Boundaries, symbolized by Pallas, and Pallas joins Neptune in making a Quintile Yod focused on Juno.

There is tremendous Power available to us here, for breaking through our Self-Sabotaging Archetypes.  Like any Habit, there is Power and Skill in any Archetype.  What we want is not to reject the Archetype, but for our Healthy Ego to gain Power over it rather than vice versa.  That way we can use those Skills (which as a trained soldier in the Archetype’s infantry, we know well) when they are useful and appropriate, and use our other Skills when the Archetype’s Skillset would Sabotage us. 

Juno is also the focus of a Finger of God (Quincunx Yod) on the base of a Sextile between Mercury and the Separating Chariklo-Hylonome Conjunction.  In addition, during the Saturn Station, the Moon crosses the Chariklo-Hylonome Conjunction.

There is some confusion in astrology between the terms Waning-Waxing, and Approaching-Separating.  We use Waning-Waxing to signify stages in a Cycle; so when a faster planet is moving from Conjunction toward Opposition with a slower planet, it makes Waxing Angles, while Waning Angles are made during the second half of a Cycle, when the faster planet is moving from Opposition toward the subsequent Conjunction. 

In a Waxing Angle, the Energy of the Cycle is Building; in a Waning Angle – once we’re past the Phitile (222 and a half degrees) – the Energy is moving into the Void between Cycles.  The Phitile is the Golden Angle of Sacred Geometry.  For practical purposes, you can usually use the Waning Trioctile to estimate the Phitile, as the Trioctile only two and a half degrees further on in the Cycle.  The Phitile makes a Cycle five-eighths Constructive and only three-eighths Deconstructive.  You can assign Ascension and Devolution to either phase, depending on your orientation.

On the other hand, when a faster planet is within a few Degrees (of Orb or Sensitivity) to making an Angle with a slower planet, we consider it to be Approaching.  Once the faster planet has completed the Angle with the slower planet, we consider the Angle to be Separating.  When a Retrogradation causes an Angle to occur several times, the faster planet can be Approaching the slower one from the “far” side.  We consider the Energy of the Approaching Angle to be much Stronger than the Energy of the Separating Angle, but that depends on the degree of Consciousness of the person encountering the Angle.

If you know that planet Fast is about to make an Angle with planet Slow, and you understand what it means and can relate the events and circumstances in your Life to the astrological Angle, then the Energy drops off precipitously after the Angle is Exact.  If you are instead Reacting to and Resisting the events and circumstances in your Life that are associated with the Angle, and you make Decisions to Protect yourself against the Energy, you’ve created Karma that persists long past the astrological event. 

The classic example is “9/11.”  It was a Manifestation of a Separating Waning Saturn-Pluto Square, so the astrological Energy was nowhere near as Strong as the Manifested event.  Yet the resulting Fear was manipulated intensely for negative purposes, and so persists to this day, as you well know when shuffling toward an airplane without your shoes and belt, or getting felt up because of your Titanium hip.  The Manifested 9/11 event itself was delayed so as to coincide (to the hour) with the first Out of Bounds Moon of the 2001-2012 series, because the Out of Bounds Moon amps up Emotional Reactions and thus served the manipulation.

The January 26, 2015 Initiation of Chariklo by Hylonome occurred at 30 Degrees of Sagittarius, “The Pope blessing the faithful.

When a faster planet Conjoins a slower planet for the first time, we consider it the Initiation of a new Cycle between them, and refer to the slower planet (the Teacher or Guru) as “Initiating” (Shakti) the faster planet (the Student or Messenger).  In this case we’re assuming that the Chariklo-Hylonome Conjunction was an Initiation, without checking it out thoroughly, because since the Centaur orbits are by definition irregular, and since they travel at roughly the same speeds, they can take turns Conjoining one another for Centuries – literally, so it’s very difficult to tell which is really faster and which is slower, and which Conjunction is the first of a Cycle.

While the orbits of the asteroids between Mars and Jupiter aren’t usually irregular, their speeds are so similar that it’s also very difficult to say which Conjunctions among the asteroids are Initiations.  Because their speeds are so similar, a single Cycle between two asteroids can span many Centuries and include hundreds of Conjunctions, even though their orbital period is only about four years.

The Centaur Chariklo symbolizes Beauty and Grace, while the Centaur Hylonome represents Grief unto Ego Death.  So this Initiation is sorta like the Wicked Stepmother banning Cinderella from attending the Ball, and the Cycle would be the story of Cinderella sidestepping the ban and ending up with the Prince, or at least the royal personage formerly known as Prince.

Whatever Stories have been handed down in your family about what can only end badly, are particularly vulnerable here to being extinguished.  For instance, a good friend’s ancestor grew up in the 1930s, during “the Depression,” when any misstep would lead to the loss of your job – if you were lucky enough to have one – because there were hundreds just over the line waiting and ready to take your place.  So my friend works hard, pays close Attention to what’s Expected of them, and “keeps their Light under a bushel,” so they won’t be noticed as out of line.  That would be a perfect example of an Unconscious Habit eligible to be Shifted – an Edge of Consciousness to be Expanded – this week. 

What Archetypes might be similar?  Master-Slave?  Owner-Worker?  Pleaser?  Codependence?  “Just be nice to the gentlemen, Fancy, and they’ll be nice to you?”  Overconfidence?  Arrogance?  Inequality?  Racism?  In the US there have been a couple of nice, if token, Racism breakthroughs this week already, in Missouri and Oklahoma.  Wouldn’t it be great if we saw some Inequality breakthroughs to ease any economic downturns we might be heading toward!  Miracles that Shift the whole picture could happen any day.

The Saturn Station is Biseptile to Chiron, so it’s entirely possible that we could reach Tipping Points here that feel like Miracles, as the Seventh Harmonic and Septile series of Angles rules Tipping Points, hundreds of Monkeys, Assemblage Point shifts, and Accumulating Energy in general (in the Castaneda-Don Juan sense).

Before the Juno-Saturn province demands All of our Attention, at 9am PDT March 11, Uranus Initiates Mars (http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pdt9.htm). 

At 15 Degrees of Aries, “An Indian weaving a ceremonial blanket.