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Blessings Are Afoot!

September 15, 2013

ipu8921bpStarting September 11, and continuing through September 26, we’re Blessed with another complete Grand Sextile, as these six players all dance together harmoniously…

  • 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.

Mooning Uranus

August 23, 2013

Uranus

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

  1. Moon-Uranus Waxing Square to Pluto: Manifestation of Mandatory Yintegrity
  2. Venus Waning Square to Pluto: Release of obsolete Values
  3. Venus Waxing Square to Jupiter-Lilith: Formation of new Values that support the cultural Expansion of the role of Feminine Instinct
  4. 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…

http://billmoyers.com/segment/bill-moyers-essay-the-end-game-for-democracy/

After interviewing Mark Liebowitz on the Capitalist royalty…

http://billmoyers.com/segment/mark-leibovich-on-glitz-and-greed-in-washington/

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!