That’s pronounced Yer’-en-us, just so’s there’s no confusion. Sounds like “you’re in us.” She’s gorgeous, isn’t she? Notice that she’s tipped 90 degrees, so her polar axis is parallel to her orbit, not perpendicular to it like all of the other planets. Not particularly into Conformity, that Uranus. She’s like one of those people that are so rich that they don’t care what you think of them. Did you know she wears Rings?
The Uranus Grand Cross
As the Moon passes over Uranus (which it’s doing as I write), Venus is moving into Opposition, completing the Grand Cross with Pluto and Lilith-Jupiter. Venus Opposing Uranus implies we gain Awareness of what it’s like to Walk in Beauty – in Yintegrity. This Venus-Uranus Cycle began in late March at 9 Aries…
“A Crystal gazer“
So there’s an indication of heightened Intuition as well.
Lilith Initiated Jupiter on July 11 at 4 Cancer…
“A Cat arguing with a Mouse“
Lilith being slower (ie, more profound) than Jupiter, we’d normally assign the Cat role to Lilith. But since the Mouse hasn’t been eaten yet, we see that the Cat must be on the defensive. Jupiter’s the first social planet, so what if we cast Jupiter in the role of the traditional Culture, and Lilith (Feminine Instinct) in the role of the underpuppy. That would certainly match the historical narrative. And the current trend, where the traditional Culture is defensively backpeddling like crazy trying to keep a rising Feminine under its thumb.
The Jupiter-Pluto Cycle began in December 2007 at 29 of Sagittarius…
“A fat boy mowing the lawn of his house on an elegant suburban street“
A Jupiter-Pluto Cycle would be about Accelerating Transformation and I’m not sure why, but every time I run across this image it feels like the drama is about to break wide open. Maybe because the lad is overweight and thus out of tune with the lawn order implied.
The longest – or dominant – Cycle here is Lilith-Pluto, begun in August 1999 at 8 Sagittarius…
“Within the depths of the Earth, new elements are being formed“
which Rudhyar reads as
“The alchemical fire which both purifies and transforms the very substance of one’s inner life“
Now this is a Grand Cross, so these Alchemical Transformations into Yintegrity should Balance one another. The four Squares would be
- Moon-Uranus Waxing Square to Pluto: Manifestation of Mandatory Yintegrity
- Venus Waning Square to Pluto: Release of obsolete Values
- Venus Waxing Square to Jupiter-Lilith: Formation of new Values that support the cultural Expansion of the role of Feminine Instinct
- Jupiter-Lilith Waxing Square to Uranus: Wondering how long the charade of repressing the Feminine can persist before it just stops working
The Moon’s Waning Square to Jupiter-Lilith would be short-term.
It’s almost farcical – the Olde Males strutting about believing they’re winning the upper hand, while the floor is about to collapse under them. Bill Moyers summarizes it pretty well…
After interviewing Mark Liebowitz on the Capitalist royalty…
Remarkable how tuned in to the Cosmos Bill has been every week.
Bear in mind that what is repressed into the Unconscious actually runs the show; it’s just that the Conscious Ego in its Denial doesn’t notice the Pattern. So it’s quite the Cosmic Joke really. The implication is Do what you want – it doesn’t really matter because it’s all gonna work out just fine.
The Nodes Grand Cross
Meanwhile Comet ISON is Opposing Juno, completing the Grand Cross with the Nodes, and resurrecting our fun adventures with our own self-sabotage Patterns. We’ve been working on this for awhile – what, since May? Are you making progress? Or still shooting yourself in the foot? You don’t know? Well, what if you did know?
The Grand Trine
Except for the Vacancies, we still have a hobbled Grand Sextile for another couple of days, till Mercury moves into position #6 on August 27, followed by the Sun on August 31. So that leaves us with only one Grand Trine, Jupiter/Lilith to Chiron to North Node. This is incredibly beneficent, because it includes a corner of each Grand Cross, making enormous Grace flow between the two! Getting Aware of the ways we sabotage ourselves, and Recognizing the cultural transformations that are going on, when taken together, exponentially accelerate one another. The result? – What’s the third planet in the Grand Trine? Chiron? Isn’t that Miracles?
The Unconscious and Mirrors
And on that note, I want to repeat an old post that I ran across the other day – That’s Uranus Talkin’ Atcha – that’s very relevant to The Now, and I thought, well put. I’ll edit it a little to bring it up to date…
You know my Party Line about the three traditional Outer Planets and their consort Chiron…
Since we’re talking about the Unconscious, Heads are Tails and Tails are Heads – you have to focus on the Coin.
These planets are about Disruption (Uranus), Confusion (Neptune), Deconstruction (Pluto), and Despair about all that (Chiron) – and as well about Integrity (Uranus), Clarity (Neptune), TranceFormation (Pluto), and Miracles (Chiron). It’s easy to say that you get the first set of characteristics when you look through Material Eyes (Matter), and the second set when you look through Spiritual Eyes (Energy), and in general, that’s a very useful metaphor.
Dances of these planets can Disrupt whatever is out of Integrity in your Life, Confuse you wherever your priorities and motives are Unclear, Deconstruct any old Trances that are obsolete and in need of Reformation, and signal you that it’s time to chuck it all and start over, by dumping you into Despair. We all run around in Trance, all of the time, so don’t try to kid yourself about being immune. And while you’re at it, don’t forget that Confusion is the first stage of Growth!
By now we’ve gotten ample information about what’s out of integrity in our Lives. The hardest things to recognize are the most important, and the most central to our Lives, closest to our Essence. So if you’re still suffering, that’s good, it means you’re onto some really really Core Issues. You just have to remember that we’re talking way way up above the plane where the Ego operates – if the Unconscious was a Satellite, the Ego would be a Kite. Yes, a Kite all dolled up to look smashing! Only with the right angle, good weather, and a glint from the Sun, would we ever even see the Unconscious.
It is very possible to work with the Unconscious, but there are rules. As Ursula would put it, Rules Change in the Reaches. And how true that is!
- First, there is no Cause and Effect – that’s an artifact of Linear Time, which is a mass Trance. Time ended, remember? We just haven’t changed all of our Patterns to adjust yet.
- Second, of course no Either/Or or Contradiction. That happens in the mechanical mind, which doesn’t even go up to the Kite level, more like the Hip Pocket level – the Ego’s way smarter than the mechanical mind, at least it knows how to keep us alive. The Unconscious is totally and completely Both/And.
- The Third Rule is that you don’t petition the Unconscious to preserve or create any particular Realities, you kneel before it and humbly Ask it to share its plans with you, . It’ll replace you with a Walk-In in a minute if you get too uppity – don’t think it hasn’t happened before!
Not that the Unconscious is nasty – that’s Freudian Old-Testament Firebreather Trash, er, I mean Trance, that some of your ancestors got stuck on and never could figure out how to break out of. I think they liked the illusions of Power and Order. If you’re trapped in one of those, just pray for a Rapture so you can start over cleanly. There’s NOTHING that the Unconscious loves more than your commitment to cooperate with it!! It has plans that are going to happen anyway, and it’s a lot easier to ride shotgun than to try to fight for the steering wheel or cower in the back seat. It needs Trust, and that’s about Faith, and that’s going be your major contribution. Sure, you’ll be chipping in for the gas, but you won’t even notice that.
While Uranus represents the most personal region of the Unconscious, even there, personal doesn’t mean anything like your Ego imagines (such as Wow, I’m really special! or Hoo, am I a piece of sheet!). It just means that the Uranus region of the Unconscious is more about your own Soul Chord than anyone else’s. Of course, your Twigmates aren’t far off, but they have their own Twigs. Not at all a lonely place, it’s permeated with all-knowing, non-judging Unconscious Energy, and inhabited by Angels.
So the first thing “we” (the Ego) have to do, is Surrender. Not give up (though that’ll work too), but give over. I know your reading time is limited, but in Truth or Dare Starhawk does such a fabulous job of describing the difference between Power Over and Power With, that you’ll never regret looking it up. I mean, gosh, it’s only a chapter, and I’m not even asking you to read Who Dies? in this post – though of course you’d be infinitely happier if you did. It is terribly relevant.
You can call your Unconscious whatever you like – Fred, Wilma, God, Great Big Me, Higher Self, the Underwhere, or Faraway Winker. But you do want to talk to It/Him/Her. Let Them know you’re declaring the intention to cooperate with whatever They have in mind for you next – you know the story –
Curiosity, and Expect Miracles.
If there’s anything you really don’t want, like Pain, or Ennui, or Big-time Hassles, just let Them know. They aren’t out to torture you – it’s your childhood programming that believes in No Pain No Gain. The way the Universe really works is Big Grace Big Gains, but you have to Intend it, or it’ll pass you by while you aren’t looking. You could use something like…
I dedicate myself to collaborating with the Unconscious in Grace (though I have no idea what that means!), rapidly, completely, lovingly, and gently.
Then just distract yourself with something pleasant, and leave the rest up to Them. Believe me, They’re up to the task!