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Saturn and (False) Limitation

March 19, 2016

With next week’s Stations, it’s a good idea to remind about Saturn.  Saturn is about Focus, Concentration, and The Most Important Thing.  Saturn asks us to temporarily suspend our Attention to Priorities 2, 3, 4, and 5, and Focus only on The Most Important Thing.  Saturn has a reputation among Muggles as Limitation.  If you feel Limited this coming week, move your Focus to The Most Important Thing.  

Not sure what The Most Important Thing is?  Is there anything you’re shying away from?  If, as the week progresses, you find your Attention wandering, what is it wandering to?

We feel Saturn as Limitation when Fear of Failure arises around our Most Important Thing.  You can Trust that your Subsidiary Priorities will be very Safe while you Focus on Priority #1.  They’re just out in the parking lot having a smoke.  When your Attention returns to them after 25 March, they’ll be rested and ready to go – and eager to collaborate with your revised approach to The Most Important Thing.

There are also a couple of asteroids Stationary next week.  Klotho is Stationary Direct on 25 March at 15 Leo, and Sappho Stationary Direct 28 March at 12 Leo.  Sappho is about Devotion to Love.

Klotho is about Designing the structures of a new Ego, so its Station at the Powerful Midpoint of Leo, Trine to simultaneously-Stationary Saturn, is extremely beneficial.  Klotho and Saturn are five Degrees away from making a Grand Trine with Soul-Self Uranus, but since we’re Birthing a new Identity here, that’s plenty close.  Chaos (Unlimited Potential), in Gemini, completes a Kite, and Klotho is also at the focus of a Finger of God from Venus and Pluto.

Remember that Pholus (Responsibility) is also Stationary, and Chiron is Initiating Ceres (Building lasting Habits of Creating Miraculous Breakthroughs by Embracing our Discouragement – recall that there are no negative Emotions, only negative Reactions to some Emotions; the positive function of Discouragement is that it is advice from our Guides to rest up a bit, to take a break and be Loving with ourself).

So the timing here is exquisitely auspicious for restructuring our Identity and building into it Recognition for our Unique Genius.  If there is Guilt or Threat of Punishment associated with your Unique Genius (as is often the case), then the restructuring will be around having Compassion for your sense of Guilt or Threat around your Greatest Skills.  “You poor Sweetheart, you don’t feel particularly Safe around that, do you.”  In the short run, finding Empathy for your Unique Genius may well be The Most Important Thing.

Then there’s Tuesday’s Lunar Eclipse; we’ll cover the next.

Bummers Rising

March 16, 2016

Well, if last week’s Total Solar Eclipse hasn’t been “fun” enough, we’re coming up on a pretty severe challenge over the next few days, if you aren’t already in the thick of it.  Just after 10am PDT on 18 March, we’ve an event that could be painful, even though it’s exactly what we need just now.

Chiron Initiates the South Node, at 22 Pisces, “A prophet carrying tablets of the new law is walking down the slopes of Mount Sinai.”  That’s a bit profound.

There are several things to remember…

  • Stop to verify that your Fear or Pain or Discouragement is actually arising from the Present Moment, rather than from Memories of similar Experiences.  
  • Whether it’s Present Moment or not, make yourself Safe as best you can before you do anything else.
  • Remember Humpty-Dumpty?  When your Personality fragments, you have to stop and put it back together again.  If you try to accomplish anything else with a fragmented Personality, you’ll just screw everything up.  Overwhelm is always Priority Number One.
  • You can reduce Overwhelm by Tapping – .  Even if you “don’t Believe” in Tapping, measure your Fear or Pain on a scale of 1 to 10, then try Tapping, then measure again, and repeat several times.  Tap on phrases like “I am Scared” or “My Belly Hurts” or “I am Discouraged” or “I’m so Angry I could spit!”  Tapping does work to bring you back into the Present Moment, and if it doesn’t work for you, it’s probably because you haven’t practiced with it enough.
  •  Next Ask yourself exactly what you’re Feeling now, and where it occurs in your Body.  Switch your Identification, from the likes of “I am Scared” to “I Feel Scared,” from the likes of “My Belly hurts” to “I Feel Pain in my Belly,” from “I am Discouraged” to “I Feel Discouraged,” and from “I am Angry” to “I Feel Angry.”  
  • If you can do it comfortably, put your hand or hands on your Body where you’ve identified the Discomfort to reside.  Notice whether you’re Tense or Relaxed around that place, and Relax it.  Soften it, Warm it.  Fear is hard and cold; Love is Soft and Warm.  You want to be Loving with your Body, especially when it’s in Discomfort.
  • Talk to yourself, out loud if you can.  “You poor Sweetheart, you were really Feeling scared, weren’t you.”  Or “You poor Sweetheart, your Belly still Hurts, doesn’t it.”  Or “You poor Sweetheart, you feel Discouraged, don’t you.”  Or “You poor Sweetheart, you really Felt Angry, didn’t you.”  Past tense or present, depending on which is true.  You can make it a statement or a question.  If you make it a question, wait for an answer.  It may not be verbal.  If you don’t get an answer, accept the one you’ve already rejected.  If your Body gave you an answer that allows you to be more accurate, modify your Self-Empathy.  
  • Spend a few minutes Comforting yourself, put your arms around yourself, maybe rocking, maybe curling up under a blanket.
  • Now take inventory.  
    • Are you feeling Healed?  Surprised that the Demons seem to be banished?  Shell-shock is appropriate.  We were Expecting Trauma, and found Compassion.  Give yourself a little more Space to be Gentle with yourself, then return to what’s left of your Life.  I say “what’s left” because it will be Changed.  For the Better.  It’ll take a while to see all the details, so go softly.  But go ahead.
    • Not Feeling Healed?  Make yourself Warm and Comfortable.  Scan your Body for Discomfort again.  Put your hands on the Discomfort, Warm it, Soften it.  Move your Attention into the center of it.  If it moves, follow it.  If it Resists your Attention, if it’s surrounded by fuzz and fog, persist.  Just gently push your Attention into the Edge of it.  When your Attention wanders, bring it back.  Keep pushing till you find its center, or till it moves.  If that takes a week, so be it.  It’s The Most Important Thing you’re doing.

This astroevent will reveal many of the places that we’ll be confronting between now and June, our Held Emotions and the Orphaned parts of ourselves, places that need our Love, the sooner the better.  The longer we push them away, the harder they’ll be to reclaim.   

Come June Eris will Initiate Uranus, bringing us in touch with our Orphaned Selves.  It will be a Soul Retrieval or a Nightmare, depending on how much practice we have Embracing what we’re in the habit of Rejecting.  “Blown inward by the Wind, the curtains of an open window take the shape of a Cornucopia” (24 Aries).  Will this represent Abundance, or a Chimera of the Wind?  That’ll depend on our readiness to Receive.  It’ll help to remember that Abundance means Having enough to Share.

Next week it gets heavier, as Saturn, Ixion, and Pholus all turn Retrograde within a few days.  Saturn-Ixion will tell us that The Most Important Thing is Loving our Abandoned Genius back into our Identity, while Pholus will Ask us to Take More Responsibility for this than we otherwise would have.  Remember that Responsibility looks to the Future to improve Outcomes, while Blame looks to the Past to try to figure out “who did it.”  

The Ixion Station is 25 Sagittarius at 5am PDT on 24 March, the Saturn Station in 17 Sagittarius at 3am PDT on 25 March, and the Pholus Station in 28 Sagittarius at half past 5am PDT 26 March.  Remember that Sagittarius is about Letting Go.  The Pholus Station on the Galactic Center reminds us however that when Gaia was replaced by Pi in 2012 as the overlighting Goddess of our current Home Planet, the Hupeople were cautioned that they need to start Taking Full Responsibility for their negativity, greed, and destructiveness.

While that’s going on, Chiron Initiates Ceres, still in 22 Pisces, at 5am PDT 24 March, “A prophet carrying tablets of the new law is walking down the slopes of Mount Sinai.”  The Ceres-Chiron Cycle is about making permanent our habitual Response to Discouragement – we recommend the process we described above.  When we bring home the Orphans that have been banished behind our Limiting Beliefs, the Law changes.

Abundance II

December 17, 2014

Didn’t read this till after I published the earlier post, but it’s right on the money…

Except that I have a lot less faith in the effectiveness of political action than Mark has.

The Ceres-Chiron Binovile suggests that

This may not be the time to Act, but rather a time to Meditate on the issue.  It’s easy to forget the lessons that TM taught us when they substantially reduced the crime rate in a Community by having 1% of the population in meditation…

By mid-January

we’ll be in the Waning Biquintile stage of the Ceres-Chiron Cycle, where

we’ll be Learning how to Let Go of our own closet admiration for redundant wealth.


December 17, 2014

van7163bpVanadinite, a Lead Vanadate Chloride, symbolizes Abundance.  The “-ate” ending means an Oxide, so it’s Lead Vanadium Oxide Chloride.


A couple of interesting questions from a regular reader…

“What do you think of Nick Hanauer?  I’ve only seen his TED…my cousin sent me this.  It
makes perfect sense on the first read and is generally what us plebs say–tho none of my
cronies understood about buybacks…”

WordPress’s practice of constant “improvement” still seems to be blocking me from using links, so you may have to block and copy the web addresses into the address line of your browser.  Sorry for the hassle.

I don’t believe that folks like Epstein are really that stupid.  Regulation has been declining since Reagan, during the period when the Middle Class collapsed.  Glass-Steagall for instance – which was just repealed again by a passage snuck into the “save the government” bill of 2014.  Folks like Epstein just believe that we’re really that stupid, that he and his cronies can follow Goebbels’s rule that “if you tell the same lie often enough, people will believe it.”  And the unfortunate truth is that it works.

And it’s entirely possible that Epstein has been told the same lie so often that he believes it, as a serious branch of modern academic economics actually believes it.  The bottom line on both this issue and the torture issue that was prominent for a few minutes in the US, is in Naomi Klein’s book The Shock Doctrine.  She doesn’t talk about their scales, but otherwise it’s mandatory reading to understand what the Lizards are about.

It’s not just buybacks.  There is a pack of lies around “Globalization” and “Trade” that’s every bit as insidious as the lies around “Trickle-Down Economics.”  The modern notion in academic economics is that Hufolk are “resources,” just like Coal or Lumber.  When you’ve burnt a lump of Coal, you dump it in the ashheap over there behind your lowest-paid employee’s house.  And when you’ve burnt out an employee, you dump them on the street and get a new one.

My father grew up during “The Depression,” and it was clear to him that he had to toe the line, because if he didn’t kiss ass there were a thousand folks waiting just the other side of the fence to take his place.  That Pluto-in-Cancer (Security über alles) notion is what us Pluto-in-Leo (Self-Expression über alles) folk were fighting against in the 1960s, when Uranus Conjoined Pluto.  Now that Uranus is Squaring Pluto, the same issue arises, but it’s reversed.  We’re back to realizing that we have no Security, often even if we do toe the line.

The reversal arises because Duality is an illusion.  We have to Ask, “What’s the Coin?”  Suppose Cancer meant Nurturance über alles, and Leo meant Self-Love über alles.  There would be choices, but not antagonism.  The Coin is that we Create what we Resist.  When we look at the World without Dualism, there is only Community and Self-Interest.  Hanauer sees these as complementary while Epstein sees them as competing.

The Planet will continue to go downhill till it’s top predator gets the message that once it eats its last Auk or Carrier Pigeon, it’ll have to “go back to eating clay,” as Quaoar puts it.  The alternative is cannibalism, but of course, if you’re really a shapeshifted Lizard, it isn’t cannibalism after all, is it.


The second question…

“and this was interesting.  I never realized about the general  gmo-vitamins link.

“what I dont understand, in the cereal case, is that those now missing vits were added in.. so does that mean the wheat or oats etc itself doesn’t contain vitamins since they don’t list them?

“i thought that the list of vitamins on food packaging was about what’s in the food, not what’s added in… unless it says ‘added.’  I so rarely eat anything packaged that it doesnt matter to me, but I thought it was interesting and am wondering about vit supplements… which I dont take regularly either.  And probably should since I dont really eat balanced-ly.”

Fascinating; they can’t make synthetic vitamins without GMOs.  I hadn’t thought of that, but I should have, since I do know that GM microbes are routinely used as “factories” to produce industrial inputs.  I try to pay a lot of Attention to the sources of the raw materials for the supplements I take, but it’s not easy.  Using normally-reliable brands (Swanson’s for instance) is often the best we can do.

What the NPR article omitted is that food which is not organically grown is grown in depleted soil.  Modern industrial agriculture adds nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (and often toxins, if they use sewage sludge or industrial waste labeled as “fertilizer”) to the soil because plants don’t grow without those three elements, but they don’t routinely add the other minerals or the elements that the plants would use to make vitamins. 

Those other things come from compost, if the compost is made from certified-Organic fruits and veggies, or produce that’s grown the way certified-Organic produce is grown.  If you buy non-Organic produce or Cheerios and then compost your kitchen scraps, there’s no vitamins or minerals in that compost either, because there weren’t any in the non-Organic produce that you started with. 

I don’t mean to promote Organic certification per se; it’s expensive and small producers can’t afford it.  I’m using “certified-Organic” to indicate food grown with good compost and without chemical poisons, as opposed to the generic word “organic,” which just mean “based on Carbon.”  Note that there are no certifications for fertilizers, so when your local nursery or hardware store sells you “organic” fertilizers, that just means it’s based on Carbon, not that it’s been certified to have been made any certain way.

Yes, the nutrition you’ll get from Organically-grown or Biodynamically-grown or Permaculture-grown produce is usually far superior to the nutrition that you’ll get from the empty imposters that the big stores sell.  But if you care about future generations, it’s even more important to buy Organic for political reasons. 

First, in general, every non-Organic crop depletes the Soil more, so Hufolk in general are on a downhill Atlantean course with regard to health, and on an even faster downhill course with regard to Sustainability, as erosion and pollution kill off more arable land every year. 

And that doesn’t even consider the Carbon footprint of industrial agriculture and nonlocal food, the loss of fertile deltas to sea-level rise, nor the fact that in the developed World, and soon in the rest of the World, the most productive river-valley land has been covered with four feet of gravel in order to build massive single-story factories, warehouses, and malls to feed the advertising industry.  That land once fed the People.

Second, in general, Organic and Biodynamic and Permaculture standards treat Soil as a Living Source, rather than as a simple industrial input with only three components.  So each crop improves the Soil more, while protecting it from pollution and erosion with practices like no-till planting.  So each crop can have more nutrients than last year’s crop.

That’s idealized, but it’s accurate in general.

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It would behoove to consider the evolutionary implications of both of these interwoven trends.  Descent into Victimhood as we lose what little Power we had to control our own Destiny, and Descent into ill Health as we lose nutritional Power from our food, will perpetuate the concept of Hufolk as equivalent to lumps of Coal, as we Descend back into Slaves.  The historical reactions to overpopulation have been War, Famine, and Pestilence.

What are we doing to make this time different? 

And how will we do that so we don’t Create what we Resist?

Abundance means Having Enough to Share, and at least here in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is classically the time when Sharing is necessary.  The parable of “Buddhist Heaven and Hell” comes to mind.  In Buddhist Hell you’re starving and there’s a sumptuous banquet on the table, but your elbows are locked.  In Buddhist Heaven we feed one another.

These Linear-Time dramas ask us to examine where we are on the Ceres-Chiron Cycle, because clearly we need a Miracle – a complete change of Water in our thinking – to escape this slowly-warming cauldron.  Ceres and Chiron were both prominent in the 1/1/2000 chart, as Pluto was then initiating Chiron, and Ceres was Rising.

The Pluto-Chiron Initiation occurred at 12 Sagittarius, “A flag turns into an Eagle, the Eagle into a Rooster saluting the Dawn.”  The pattern is Patriotism and Us-against-Them-ism yielding to a more far-seeing Perspective, which brings the Light.

Ceres was Rising in early Libra – the birth of the realization of Other.

Ceres Cycles are only four years or so long, so we get rapid turnover on the Ceres-Chiron Cycle.  The Cycle is currently at the Waning Binovile stage.  The Waning Square occurred on November 28.

The Novile series represents the Ninth Harmonic, or the principle of Introversion and Meditation.  The Binovile, like the Biseptile, is the stage where we’re challenged to either get lost in an Either/Or, or find “the Coin” that inspires our Intuition.  The Waning portion of a Cycle is the winding-down and debriefing stage of that Cycle.

So the Ceres-Chiron Cycle that’s winding down began in late March 2011 at 4 of Pisces, “Heavy car traffic on a narrow isthmus linking two seashore resorts.”  And this Symbol was channeled in the 1920s, so we can bet that these were the cigar-chomping top-hatting one-percenters of their day and their knee-crossing molls, as cars were rare and expensive.

The next Cycle begins March 24, 2016 at 22 Pisces, “A disappointed and disillusioned woman courageously faces a seemingly empty life.”  Good thing Chiron is involved, though it sounds like a Challenge.  This cycle will carry us through 2020, when the World economy is likely to pick up again as the Jupiter-Saturn Cycle kicks it into gear.  The Jupiter-Saturn Cycle promises us two centuries of Air, where the intellectual dominates polite society and industry, so disappointment and disillusionment isn’t surprising.

How long will that Chiron-Pluto Cycle take to bloom?  We’re now just past the Waxing Sextile, meaning that it’s up to us to kick-start progress, though since we’re early in the game we should keep our Expectations low.  We’ll be lucky to give a few folks Perspectives that temper their Us-against-Them-ism.  The Waxing Square doesn’t occur until 2028.

So this Liberation and Illumination business is a long-term process.  One step at a time, and keep your Expectations low.  If you can educate one or two Folk per month you’re probably doing very well.  They’ll go on to educate a few other Folk, and before long it’ll be a Movement.