Topaz (“To Peace”), in any color a powerful helper for releasing Limiting Beliefs and the ancient trauma that holds them in place; in pink a gentle cleanser for the Heart
The Solstice occurs at 9am PST on December 21, and Venus turns Retrograde at 2pm.
Then there’s this part…
“Most leadership issues can be boiled down to this one primary contradiction: we have an objective economic reality that works as a global eco-system, and then we have individuals and institutional leaders focused according to their institutional ego-system awareness. Consequently they consider the concerns of others to be externalities.”
“The world is full of grandiose leadership visions that were beautifully communicated – before they crashed and burned… The problem was not a lack of vision. The problem was that the vision was completely out of touch with reality. The problem was a lack of listening. All great leadership starts with listening. That means listening with a wide-open mind, heart, and will. It means listening to what is being said as well as to what isn’t being said.”
–Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaufer, Leading from the Emerging Future, pp.111-113.
So, astrology tells us that Mercury is about the Talking. But where’s the planet for the Listening?
Short of recasting all of astrology to remove Testosterone Poisoning from it (we’ll get to that later), I guess we’d have to enlist Venus for that purpose – she is Stationary after all, and she’s been within one degree of her Station since December 14. Uranus’s Station has been claiming the spotlight, but we’ve lost that excuse now. Venus backs over the second half of Capricorn between now and January 31 – 14 to 29 degrees, in the process making Waxing Squares to Ceres, Vesta, and Mars.
The next few months will likely find us willing to vigorously Defend and Institutionalize the Sacred. Problem is, the Sacred is something different to each of us – read the fine print before you commit to anything serious. We could all end up on the Defensive!
The second half of Capricorn is the Cancer half – we’ve scoped out the problems that need fixing, and now we have to consider what sort of influence the fixes we’ve chosen will have on the Conscious Entities that it will impact. Like how many of them can eat cake, and what kind of frosting they like. Of course if our Vibration is too dense to understand how widespread Consciousness really is, our impact analysis will be very short-sighted.
Will we have to Choose between slight progress and no progress? Probably. Go for Both/And, your dance and theirs – Listening will help.
While the first Venus-Mars Square occurred at the end of September, its recurrence in mid-January and March 1, 2014 tells us we need to look a lot more closely at the Cycle. As we said earlier,
The Mars-Venus Initiation occurred Conjunct the Sun (this Cycle is of the Essence), and Conjunct Eris (time to reveal what’s been hidden). It’s in a Sixth-Harmonic relationship (partnership) with Lilith (she who Sacrifices for Community but does not submit to dominance), and forms Twelfth-Harmonic Angles (breaking out of Limitation) with the Nodes (Liberation from Karmic Patterns) and Mercury (moving our Center from Mind to Heart). In one sentence, This Cycle represents a very important time to Clearly see the Feminine. The Angles echo the Symbol, multiplying the significance of the Cycle.
If you haven’t noticed, the relationship between the Dynamic and the Magnetic on the Planet is changing. You see people becoming more fluid in their Gender Identity because they are being more Authentic about their understanding that our ability and willingness to use Magnetic Feminine Skills (PIAVA-Change the Subject-Pay Attention) and Dynamic Masculine Skills (Plan-Do-Review) with pride doesn’t depend on our plumbing.
The Olde Male backlash, even though they think they’re Institutionalizing their version of the Sacred, won’t last, even in Sochi. It makes the headlines only because the Olde Male media owners are trying to extend their Trance. It’ll never work, because they’re swimming upstream against a Pluto-Uranus current that’s far stronger than they are.
When a new planet is discovered, current events mirror the impact of the new planet. For instance, the rise, use, and abuse of atomic energy coincided with the discovery of Pluto. Newly-discovered (2003-2005) Eris’s namesake’s main claim to fame was calling out the Greek Goddesses for their undercurrent of Competition – their masculine qualities. Her role in this Century lies in aiding her partners Lilith and Pi (replacing Gaia as the current incarnation of Mother Nature) in their ascension into self-respect and the respect of all – into pride in the Independence of the Feminine and Her unique ability to Manifest.
The Lilith-Eris-Saturn Tricolor we’ve talked about connects to the Venus Station in two ways – first, Venus Quintiles Saturn – as well as Uranus…
We’ll be Learning to Focus on Walking in Beauty – aka Authenticity.
and second, Venus Trioctiles Pallas, which in turn Septiles Lilith…
If we allow the spontaneity, we will be able to set some surprising and powerful new Boundaries.
At the Venus Station the Moon also Squares Saturn and Trines Eris, forming a second Tricolor…
We can unblock any Manifestation difficulty we are having by PIAVAing what it is that we’re Denying.
Notice that Curiosity – I Wonder – is the same as PIAVA – if we don’t Change the Subject our old Patterns will reject the new information.
In the Old Calendars, the day began at Sunset, and the New Year began on the shortest day. That would mean we’re entering a 12 year on our calendar, where the dominant theme will be Pattern-Breaking and the subtheme Love with Wisdom, which is the Feminine form of Dominion, or Healthy Control. Breaking any Pattern that interrupts Self-Love with Wisdom, and nurturing Self-Love that isn’t narcissistic, but has deep roots in Self-Knowledge and Self-Trust, allowing us to acknowledge and project our unique Skills Authentically and Powerfully. Power-With, not Power-Over, as Starhawk would put it.