Next Wednesday’s Uranus Station makes a Ninth-Harmonic Angle to Mars, Jupiter, and Lilith.
The impending Lilith-Mars Initiation (1am PDT July 20) at 5 Cancer (“At a railroad crossing, an automobile is wrecked by a train” or as Rudhyar says, “The tragic results when an individual’s will pits itself carelessly against the collective will of society“) begins a two-and-a-half-year Cycle. Lilith (pre-Intellectual Instinct, Equality, Collaboration) is the Initiator here, Mars (Action) the Initiate. If Action is frustrated, Mars can manifest as negative Emotions and destructive tendencies.
Don’t miss Malala’s UN speech…
Her recovery and obvious Calling makes you believe that it’s Olde-Male Chauvinism that’s the wrecked automobile, not Malala. In the US, the Olde Males are running roughshod over women’s rights in state after state – is this a defensive reaction to the demise of Olde Male suzerainty, or just another crude chest-thumping Power-Over? The next couple of years may tell us whether the collective will of society is getting off the Olde-Male train or not.
Lilith, banished from polite society in the Book of Isaiah, represents the Shadow of Male-dominated culture – Shadow in the Jungian sense, namely that which is repressed. The Lilith-Mars Initiation takes place while Mercury is Stationary, implying the likely eruption of repressed contents into Consciousness. Repressed material seldom leaks out, it more often erupts – train-wreck style, as texts on mental health describe in great detail. “Mental health” in Male-dominated cultures, that is.
When you see your Shadow, be mindful not to overreact. We integrate our Shadow by embracing it. That’s really all you need to do, open up space to be Loving with it, though if Shame or Guilt or Anger or Fear arises in the process, it’s even more important to be loving and gentle with that. “Good” is as unproductive a word here as “Bad” is – you want to move toward Wholeness, not toward Good.
If there is conflict between your sense of what’s Right and your acknowledgment of your “Bad,” give yourself permission to Forgive. You don’t want to isolate or eliminate the Bad to make room for more Good – you want to examine your motives for the Bad, to see how you can adjust your Actions and Words to be less hurtful to others and to yourself, but still fulfill your motives. Flipping 100% leaves you on the same Coin – no Change. A 10% shift will give you new perspectives and put you on a new playing field, where you have more Healthy Control.
It would be instructive to see what the Mars-Lilith Cycle has been up to for the last couple of years. That would be 2 Aries, “A comedian reveals human nature” (April 2011). That’s certainly an illuminating way to look at the events of the last few years, isn’t it. The implication is an increase in Consciousness. Even if it means Acceptance rather than Change, it’s still great progress, as Acceptance is actually much more effective at Pattern-Breaking than trying to Change. Once we have Acceptance, we have Choice.
The Ninth Harmonic is about Contemplation, Introspection, Inspiration, Integration, Wholeness, and Wisdom. The combination signifies an intense couple of years, as Lilith erupts, with Uranus standing behind her to Disrupt whatever is stagnant. Pre-Intellectual Instinct is a critically important part of the Authenticity and Yintegrity that Uranus requires – and Lilith and Uranus are independent Energies. When two independent Energies are both triggered, their impact is multiplied.
The Mars-Jupiter Initiation occurs at 12am PDT July 22, at 6 Cancer, “Game Birds feathering their nests,” or in Rudhyar’s view, “An instinctual dedication of self to new forms of life.” An open book? This would seem like a disadvantage of pre-Intellectual Instinct, as the Game Birds prepared for the next generation even as they themselves are destined for the oven – blind obedience to an old Pattern, without the Consciousness to Awake and Change the Pattern. The Mars-Jupiter Cycle is about Action in service to Expansion.
The prior Mars-Jupiter Cycle began on MayDay 2011, Beltane, Conjunct Eris at 23 Aries, “A pregnant woman in a light summer dress.” Eris would have had women telling it like it is.
While Jupiter and Lilith Conjoined on July 11 (the day before Malala’s speech), that was their fourth meeting of five. The Initiation occurred in December 2011, at 1 Taurus, “A Clear Mountain Stream,” or in Rudhyar’s view, “The pure uncontaminated and spontaneous manifestation of one’s own nature.” Couldn’t get much more relevant to a Uranus Station!
Jupiter-Lilith is a 35-year Cycle. The previous Initiation was in January 1978, at 29 Gemini, “The first Mockingbird of Spring.” Mockingbird is to Spring as Rooster is to Morning – this was about waking up. And making noise, sounding the alarm. I’m not sure that this characterizes Women’s Rights in the 1978-2011 span though. In many ways the post-Watergate era for most people was about knuckling down and adjusting to both-parents-working, while incomes and prosperity peaked and began to fall.
How would the prior Cycle have motivated Rosie the Riveter? The January 1943 Initiation was 18 Cancer, or “A Hen scratching the ground to find nourishment for her progeny.” Fitting for the Self-abandonment of the Mad Men era as well, and if you postulate that the Feminism of the 1960s was motivated primarily by a desire for equal pay, maybe for the These Boots Were Made for Walking age as well.
We can’t help but blame other people for the ways we don’t have permission to be our True Self, and often it’s people we Love or Depend upon. Next week we get to tell them off. It’s important to get this out in the open. Don’t tell them off with the intention of pushing them out of your Life. Tell them off with the intention of being Honest about what you really feel. If you “hurt their feelings” in the process, apologize for that, and ask them to tell you how they really feel. Don’t candy-coat anything, but use the opportunity to deepen your relationship with them.
With Uranus, Eris, and Mercury all Stationary next week, the Mars-Lilith-Jupiter complex will open up tremendous opportunities for Collaboration, and Collaboration is probably the most important commodity lacking on the Planet in this time.