- 1. Saturn-North Node, well on their way to Conjunction, meaning the influence is very strong. The implication of Saturn-North Node is that if there’s any sense in which we’re Resisting the urge to Follow Our Greatest Joy, we need to stop with the Resistance, not just because it’s futile, but because it’s a severe self-sabotage that will make our Future much more difficult.
If we really can’t abandon our Resistance because it would in one way or another “kill us,” then at the very least we need to PIAVA a loving and gentle transition from here (Resistance) to there (Joy), in ways that harm no one, especially ourself. If you still have Resistance to that, add another condition. For example, if you’re afraid you’ll have to give up income in order to Follow Your Joy, you could PIAVA a loving and gentle transition to Joy in ways that harm on one especially me, and in ways that actually increase my Well-Being more than I can imagine, through means I’ve never thought of!
If you haven’t looked up PIAVA yet, it means to Pray, Intend, Ask, Visualize, or Affirm. There’s another important step involved, but that’s the essence. It’s worth looking up; use the link in the previous paragraph.
Remember that a Sextile represents Creative Grace – that is, in order to take advantage of the Blessings that are available, we have to supply the initial Kick-Start. Such as a PIAVA. Wouldn’t hurt to PIAVA even if we aren’t in Resistance! Or initiate an Action to begin Following Our Joy. Or better yet, both. Gosh, even if we’re in Life-or-Death Resistance, we could PIAVA that we initiate an Action that would be a step toward a loving and gentle transition to Joy, in ways that would harm no one and have zero downside risk.
- 2. Pluto: the Master of Transformation, aka Trance Formation, or Changing the Trance that we operate under. If we’re PIAVAing transition, that’s a lot like Transformation; there’s a good chance we’ll be amazed at how rapidly Changes unfold, which makes it all the more important that we add as many conditions as necessary to our PIAVAs – loving, gentle, harmless to all, risk-free, etc, etc, everything we can think of to defuse our Fear of Change. Because Change is going to come down fast and hard.
Pluto represents the Universal Trance. It can’t be stopped, but it can be steered. It’s made up of all of our Deep Desires, all mixed together in a huge cauldron, with an Eye of Newt. Pluto isn’t us, but we’re part of Pluto. We don’t want to contribute Fear or Anger, we want to contribute Joy and Excitement. You can think of Pluto as a kind of Force of History (and of Herstory), because when Pluto shifts, everyone shifts. We barely notice that it used to be different. And Pluto is shifting. Shifting how?
First, Pluto is Squaring Uranus, meaning that we are literally, till 2015, in the midst of Mastering the process of Following Our Joy. We’ve been calling that Yintegrity; same diff. Syria’s an example; the folks who would get great Joy from throwing missiles at Syria are now far outnumbered by the folks who understand how much of a bummer it would create. Not that the Joybombers aren’t just more hip than the rest of us about reincarnation, and after all who among us doesn’t need to confront our Fear of Suffering, to release our Karma. But there are better ways, loving and gentle ways, to get that done.
And second, Pluto is Opposing…
- 3. Lilith, who represents pre-Intellectual Instinct, dedication to Community, Collaboration, Cooperation, Equality, Respect for Diversity, and unconditional rejection of the old MCP program. If you missed the 20th Century, MCP stands for “Male Chauvinist Pig,” or the obsolete notions of hierarchy, competition, bullying, exploitation, male superiority, slavery, colonialism, and deceit.
The Pluto-Lilith Opposition (Grand Sextiles involve three Oppositions) means that we’re at a turning point in the Universal Trance around Lilith issues. Specifically, this is the blooming of the current Lilith-Pluto Cycle, which is about “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.“ These are very deep Changes.
Is there someone, or some institution, in your Life that projects hierarchy, bullying, competition, exploitation, or male superiority? As your Sextile Kick-Start, why not PIAVA stepping out of their sphere of influence for a few minutes in a loving and gentle, risk-free way that increases their respect for you as their Equal, and educates them about the ways in which the World Has Changed.
I know, these PIAVAs sound like we’re expecting Miracles, don’t they. Loving and gentle and risk-free and respect-generating and educational. Loving, gentle, harmless, risk-free, wealth-generating, active. Loving, gentle, risk-free, equality-generating, educational. I mean, what Miracle-maker are we going to hire to design these multidimensional omniscient, omnipotent scenarios for us? Well, our luck is remarkable – it’s a Grand Sextile after all!
- 4. Chiron, the Miracle Man (or rather, Centaur) himself! Do you remember your first Spiritual Insight? When, after years of suffering under the Ego’s notion of what happened to you, you first understood how that experience was such an important part of your growth into Consciousness? It may have developed gradually, but do you remember how Liberating that Insight was? Your Life was no longer ruled by Anger or Grief. Like the day I understood why my father said those things! That’s Chironic reframing.
Like Einstein said, you can’t solve a problem using the same thinking that formulated the problem – you have to find a new way to approach it. When you do, it isn’t a problem any more. While Darwin’s approach to evolution involved a lot of Ego Death, evolution is Chironic. Folks who live near the Coast will suffer as Sea Levels rise – till somebody’s born with gills, mutated from all that RoundUp, or from Fukushima. Intractable problems just dissolve before your eyes when they encounter Chiron’s reframing.
So, you want to take advantage of all the Grace embedded in this Grand Sextile? Then what are you most in Despair about? That’s what can be Healed here! The worst kind of Despair is Unconscious Despair – when you don’t even know you’re in Despair, because you simply don’t believe something is possible! Follow Your Joy AND Enjoy More Abundance Than You’ve Ever Imagined? Dreamer! What Galaxy do you think you’re in? Exactly!
It’s not possible to brute-force or think out a Chironic shift, because a Chironic shift requires an Epiphany, a complete change of Perspective. Thoughts follow only from Assumptions, most of which are Unconscious, and Chiron changes the critical Assumptions. The only way we can Kick-Start a Chironic reframing, is to PIAVA one. Great Spirit, may I please move toward Following My Joy AND Enjoy more Abundance than I’ve ever imagined, AND make the transition lovingly and gently and rapidly and completely, without any down-side risk!
- 5. Ceres, which Opposes Chiron. Ceres is about Sustainability and Sustenance. Ceres asks us to make sure that what we do (and feel and think, and who we are) is Sustainable. Are we spending more than we earn? Are we depleting the Soil? Are we moving away from a rising Sea Level? Are we prepared to survive 1,000-year Storms? And Ceres asks us to give up what is unnecessary. Do we need to burn that much gas? Is it really such a good idea to continue to insult people like that? What is that Sugar really doing to us? Maybe we could Miraculously PIAVA someone really compatible, so we can cut our rent in half – it is a Grand Sextile after all, and Power is Afoot!
The blooming Ceres-Chiron Cycle is “Heavy car traffic on a narrow isthmus linking two Seaside resorts” – what pops to mind are two of our subpersonalities, one that knows what we really Want and knows exactly how it feels to have it, and the other who knows how to survive in the “real” World with all its compromises and half-truths. Just look at all that intellectual and emotional traffic between those two, as they argue constantly about what we have to do, what we should do, what we want to do, what we need, what we have permission to receive, what we’ll have to give up, whether it’ll even work, what Mom said about it, what Dad said about it, how will we pay the rent, what about the Stress and its toll on our body – is that Sustainable? Not to mention how the feel about all that.
We know that traffic pretty well, eh?
This would be a great time to sit those two down and help them negotiate Win-Win. Not in terms of what we need to do, we have to manifest a Chironic earthquake before we can do that, so we’re working on a landscape where you can get there from here. But in terms of helping them intellectually, emotionally, and Spiritually, to fully understand one another’s goals, so they can start working together collaboratively to manifest both. To serve you rather than sabotage you. Chances are one of them wants Safety in some form, and the other wants Excitement in some form. Once you disengage from both and take the role of impartial counselor or facilitator for both of them, the whole drama gets a lot easier.
That’s what Sextiles are all about, ease. Once you take a Creative first step of course. Which brings us to…
- 6. The South Node. Karma, yes, but a whole lot more. There’s always Emotional Holding here, some door we’re afraid to open, or some person (and everyone that reminds us of them) we’re still mad at eighteen lifetimes later, or the like. Much of which is Unconscious. But as Seth said so clearly, it’s written all over our Personal History! Just look back at your Life, reframe the Blame, accept that it was you who Created all that mess, even though it was a you that you hadn’t met yet (let alone learned to Love!) and still don’t understand, and get to work integrating those strangers into your self-concept.
Whoa, tall order, eh? Well, there are Miracles available that can instantly Transform us and allow us to Follow Our Joy in Sustainable ways, so what better time than now? Besides, all we have to do is PIAVA it, because all that MCP Doingness and thinking it out and doing it alone and protecting the Ego – all that stuff is so last-century! Just let Lilith have it! While we’re at it, we can PIAVA rapidly and completely and effortlessly and painlessly. I mean why not? Take the Gift while it’s available! All the Universe requires is your buy-in to Kick-Start the process.
But the important thing is what’s buried underneath that Emotional Holding. You know how they say “You can’t take it with you”? Well, that’s bullshit. We never leave anything behind. But we do lock it in a trunk, and seal it with Emotional Holding. Remember when we used to fearlessly and relentlessly negotiate Peace Treaties between tribes? No, of course you don’t, because all those skills are locked away in the trunk beneath the Grief you felt about that one failure that cost you your children. You can still hear them scream. Remember what a talented musician you used to be? You could make an angry Lion into a Kitten with your flute, and did many times, saving many lives! You don’t remember? Is that because of the Shame you felt when your pants fell down in the middle of a performance, and you vowed never to put yourself in a position to feel that kind of Shame again?
Actually, it’s no accident that the South Node Opposes the North Node – they mirror one another. What prevents anyone from Following Their Joy? Emotional Holding. That subpersonality who argues that it’s not Safe to Follow Your Joy? Guess where his and her origins lie. Why does it feel like it’s not possible to Follow Our Joy? Because in order to do it we need the Skills that we locked in those trunks, and we threw away the keys, didn’t we. Well, PIAVA a new set of keys, and do it now, while it’s easy. We got two weeks left. Alls you needs to do, is to make the first move.