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Forbidden Genius (January Week 3 Middle 2)

January 18, 2017

When we Allow ourself to be Forbidden to access or express an important part of our True Self, we are severely handicapped in the Life.  This can be true even if it is not our True Self that is Forbidden but an important part of our Karmic Self, such as a Limitation which we have Vowed to Clear in the Lifetime.  This can happen to us when we are in a position of relative Powerlessness, as Children for instance, or as a Victim of a Repressive Culture in a “Past” Lifetime or the current one, or as a Victim of other sorts of Habituation such as a Relationship where our primary role is as a Pleaser.  Often repressive Rules are enforced by the threat of Death, so our “Choice” whether to Allow ourselves to be Repressed Feels very Limited.

So it is with our Abandoned Genius, our Forbidden Genius.  We first introduced this Concept, as an interpretation of dwarf planet Ixion (which Dances with the Edges of our Consciousness today, as it has been doing for several days or weeks now depending on our Sensitivity), as our Pathological Genius.  But what’s Pathological is Culturally defined.  What was Pathological in ancient Rome would be very different from what was Pathological to Tyrannosaurus rex.  What’s important is that some Valuable part of ourself has been Forbidden.

The Initiation of Jun0 (the Edges of Consciousness) by Ixion (our Forbidden Genius) is confounded by an almost-simultaneous Mars-Saturn Square, so…

We are likely to Experience additional Stress today between Conformity and Rebellion, relative to what has been Forbidden.  This will make Life more difficult today, but if we PIAVA to use the Energy to gather clues about how we might Embrace our Forbidden Genius in relative Safety, it can provide very valuable Insight.

The Ixion-Juno Initiation occurs at 26 Sagittarius, “A flag bearer in a battle,” so we are also likely to Feel it as a blow to our current Ego (flag as a symbol for Identity), ie, an Ego Death.  That’s very close to the Galactic Center, so there is ample Power available here if we’re Willing and Able to use it.

Be watchful today for Confusion.  We all have Habitual reactions to Confusion.  Mine is Anger; when I start to get Confused I usually slip into Anger before I even realize I’m Confused.  We can use today as a powerful training in detecting the Confusion before it is replaced with another Emotion, because Ego Growth and Rebirth is not Possible without Confusion.  If we can stay in the Confusion, we can Allow our Ego Death to occur relatively Peacefully, and avoid Repressing it and cementing an obsolete Self-Sabotaging Ego structure more firmly in place.

The Mars-Saturn Square is Waxing, and a Waxing Square is where a Cycle irrupts into Consciousness.  This Cycle Initiated in late August 2016 at Sagittarius 10, “A theatrical representation of a golden-haired goddess of opportunity.”  A Mars-Saturn Cycle in itself is about how we Actively Implement what is Most Important.  It’s not about PIAVAing anything, but about vigorously Advancing or Defending it as a Conscious Manifestation in the Physical realm.

The Degree does however suggest PIAVA as it’s a Goddess, so we may need to bring both our Dynamic Male PDSA and our Magnetic Female PIAVA Creative Energies into the campaign.  We need to be conscious that it’s a theatrical representation and not the Real Thing, so we need to be mindful to distinguish between the Map and the Landscape.  Are we drawing a Map or Plan here, or are we revving up the backhoe?  There is Gold involved, so the backhoe might be what we need, if the Gold is buried.  (Don’t forget to “Call First before digging.”)

The keyword is Opportunity.  An Opportunity to Open the Vault where our Golden Genius is buried, if we can finesse the Frustration (Mars-Saturn) that guards the door.  When we’re dealing with Opening the Unconscious and retrieving the Jewels it’s important that we don’t wake Smaug.  Or fall asleep ourself in the middle of the process.  A Habit of getting distracted by Frustration – the equivalent of falling asleep to our Goal – is enough to screw up the whole Adventure.  

The Ego is a Trickster.  It’s function is to keep us Alive to “fight” another day, and it has so many tools at its disposal, including a hundred heavy and enthralling Emotional states, in addition to its huge arsenal of Thoughtstorms.  When it combines both in one campaign, which it often does, it takes our utmost Concentration to get through the Ring-Pass-Not Vortex.  Distraction is Ego’s middle name.  As a creature of Habit, it distrusts the Unknown and will Defend the Known, literally to its Ego-Death, whether the Known still works or not.

The sense of “I’d rather Die than go through that again,” or “It Feels like I’m Dying” (which is literally true, but with emphasis on the “I” – Ego – rather than on the “Dying”) is one of its strongest weapons, its “nuclear option.”  

Watch for the Confusion, and Embrace it as quickly as you can, before it gets away.  Then hold onto Confusion “for Dear Life.”  Learn to Enjoy and Celebrate Confusion.  Laser Focus on Opportunity is as good an interpretation for Mars-Saturn as any other, and the Opportunity here is to make a big step toward Recovering our Forbidden Genius and Opening Up our Life to Grace and Ease.

With Saturn-Ixion-Juno-Nemesis Opposite dwarf planet Chaos (Unlimited Potential) as one Axis of our Golden Rectangle…

The Opportunity here to eliminate Self-Sabotage is immense.  Don’t forget that Embracing All of our Hidden Fears is one of the prerequisites and another amazing Opportunity available to us at this time.  If you’re Scared but you aren’t sure why – Congratulations!  That’s Confusion.


August 26, 2016

(1) If you, like me, have been wondering why there seems to be such a Disturbance in the Force lately, I just noticed – Sedna is Stationary!

Sedna is about regrettable Actions taken – or not taken – out of Fear of Anger.  This could take the form of Hesitation to accept and Act Out our own Anger because we Fear we won’t be able to do it Responsibly, or Fear of Other People’s Anger.  

That would include the Oaths we made to ourself in order to avoid the Anger of our historical parents, and the resulting Unconscious Limitations we face daily.  And the Karmic roots or Esoteric Purpose underlying our Soul’s Choice of those parents and programming.

It’s obvious that someone seems to have had a Purpose in mind when a birth time was chosen for – or by – us.  While some folks say that we as a Soul had been burdened with Inertia from Habits (enforced by avoidance of certain “Held” Emotions) in Previous or Parallel Lives, others say that our Free Soul Chose to come to this planet to help shift a particular facet of the Planet’s Inertia.

The latter folks suggest that our Free Souls then used a Simulator to set the equivalent of our Karma in place.  I’m not sure that step is necessary, as our Birth chart provides plenty of raw material, and Resonance with extant Earth Energies provides the rest.  

It’s all Metaphor anyway, so it doesn’t really matter.  However, having more Perspectives gives us greater Resilience.  The six blind men all had different notions about the Elephant, but we approach “Reality” itself more closely when we see through the hands of all six blind men.  You can easily imagine that Relating to the Elephant will be a lot more effective than Relating to the Snake, the pillar, the fan, the spear, the rope, or the wall.

Sedna turns Retrograde around 8pm PST on 26 August, so now that we know what’s going on, the Energy should Lighten Up after that.  

With all the Blessings in the recent Full Moon chart, I assumed that the Disturbance was “just” Upper Limits.

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(2) And now that I look at the rest of the Sedna-Station chart, hmmm, I guess it is Upper Limits!

Of course now that we know the Timing, between now and 8pm PST 26 August we’ll be taking full Advantage of this Opportunity to Learn more about how we Sabotage ourself, right?  It’s easier to Transcend our Unconscious Limits if we can manage to bring them into Consciousness.

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(3) I’ll skip right to the Bottom Line.  You know those “random” ancient but oh-so crystal clear and emotionally loaded Memories you’ve been having?  Well, this is a direct Challenge for you to Manifest a different Outcome this time, one more in keeping with what you Want.

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(4) It’s actually bigger than that, but that’s your Microscopic view of the Macrocosm – like the six blind men and the elephant, we all see the Universe through our own particular lens.  Chances are, the Memories you’ve been encountering have a lot to do with your Deepest Desire, hence with your Mission.  And of course your Mission is all about the Macrocosm, because the Macrocosm is a humongous jigsaw puzzle in Time and your Mission is one of the pieces.

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(5) And it’s about how our place in the World will evolve over the next four hard years, as the old social and economic order falls away and is replaced (or not) by a wide range of new Opportunities – Opportunities which we ourselves ultimately Create.

Among the 1%, “Crisis Investing” is a popular trend.  The idea is to take any given Crisis – especially including the ones they helped to Create – and figure out how to make a fortune from it.  Imagine for instance if you’d cornered the market for Soup Kettles in 1929.  Or Epi Pens in 2008.  Or bombs in 1937.  We can translate this into taking any given Crisis, and figuring out how to use it to Transform the Planet and Her Denizens.

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(1) Sedna is Stationary at 27 Taurus, Square (Mastery through Challenge) to Pallas (Boundaries).  

Also, Saturn Initiated Mars yesterday, at 10 Sagittarius, which represents the Symbols of Opportunity and Privilege – for females.  That should bode well for our PIAVAs over the next 19 months.  Mars-Saturn is about Focusing our Energy into The Most Important Thing, which can involve temporarily giving up what we Want to Focus on.

And, Mars went Out of Bounds (Strong) in early August, till the end of October.

Sedna’s Station makes a Trine Bridge across the Opposition between a Mercury-Venus-Jupiter Stellium and Chiron, which Opposition is T-Squared by Pholus-Quaoar and Lachesis-Ixion.  

That deserves a separate post.  

What it basically means is that the easiest way to Thrive over the next four years is to Lovingly Embrace your Fear and Anger now.

Along with the Mercury-Venus-Jupiter Stellium, the Sedna Station anchors the base of a Square Fez with Pallas and Pholus-Quaoar-Galactic Center (a Clear Dictate from HQ to Take Full Responsibility for the Survival of the Planet).  Meaning that the two primary Quincunxes are Sedna to Pholus-Quaoar (I Wonder if I’m ready to Surrender what’s not Necessary) and Pallas to Mercury-Venus-Jupiter (I Wonder if I’m prepared to Set Boundaries against my old Ego?) in Virgo (Ego Death).

(2) This isn’t the only reason, but the Saturn-Mars Initiation and a Mercury-Venus-Jupiter Stellium form the base of a Ceres (Sustainability) Quintile Yod (big Learning Opportunity).  If we expand our Sensitivity a little and add Pallas and Vesta (Unconscious Beliefs), we approach a Grand Quintile (Openness to Learning).  The Waning Jupiter-Saturn Quintile invites us to Learn about the Jupiter-Saturn Cycle (see #5 below).

(3) Mnemosyne (Memory) is also Stationary, turning Retrograde at 11am PDT on 30 August.  It’s Sextile to the ongoing Nessus-OR10 Conjunction (Eruption of Memories of Privilege or Abuse), which Sextile forms the base of a Makemake (Manifestation) Finger of God (Pay Attention!).

Mnemosyne also forms a Trine Bridge (the Easy Way) across the Opposition between the Sun and Nessus-OR10.  In other words the Memories will probably be a relatively easy way to Let Go of our PTSD, if we remember to Let them Go instead of Grasping them again.  Hint – Empathize with your Victim.  

(4) Mars and Saturn are just coming within Sensitivity for Squaring the Nodes.  Mars exactly Squares the Nodes on 29 August; Saturn crosses into 3-Degree Sensitivity on 27 August.

(5) We’ll get into the nitty-gritty of this soon.  It’s about Mercury Retrograding over Jupiter at the end of Virgo Opposing Chiron at the end of Pisces.  The Jupiter-Chiron Cycle is another Fresh Violets in an Ancient Pottery Bowl Cycle, like the Chiron-Neptune Cycle, as their respective Initiations Danced together.  So the Jupiter-Chiron Cycle serves the Chiron-Neptune Cycle, and the latter is about New Economic Paradigms.

We’ve talked about that a lot – see Chiron-Neptune in the list of Categories at right.  The Jupiter-Saturn Cycle puts us at the end of the Debriefing of the Industrial Era, where we’re descending into Disorder so the cauldron can be stirred and the New Social and Economic Order can emerge.

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Several embellishments:

On 22 August Sappho (Self-Love) Initiated Venus (Heart, Values) at 22 Virgo, which is about Claiming One’s Royalty and Wealth.

On 26 August (3pm PDT) Orcus (Oath-Breaking and Guilt) Initiates Hopi (Respect for All Things) in 8 Virgo, which is about Opening to Learning/Remembering New Skills.

On 27 August Lachesis crosses Ixion (Changing the Timetable for the Liberation of our Repressed Genius); it’s a Confidence-Builder.  The Initiation occurred in February 2016 at 25 Sagittarius, which is about Playing at Competence.

On 16 September Jupiter (Expansion) Initiates Sappho (Self-Love) at 2 Libra, which is about Wisdom.  On 18 September Makemake Initiates Sappho, and on 19 September Makemake Initiates Jupiter, both at 3 Libra, which is about A New Day Dawning, with Everything Changed.  The Harvest Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on Chiron in Pisces will be held on 16 September.  On that day Varuna (the Life Force) moves into Leo, meaning perhaps the end of 23 years of concern about Health, and the beginning of 23 years of Playful Self-Love.

Sedna New Moon

August 21, 2014

ika4550bpGlendonite is a Calcium Carbonate (think clamshell) that preserves the shape of Crystals of spiky superhydrated unstable Ikaite that forms in near-freezing water at the bottom of fjords, but disintegrates at lower pressure.  Ikaite is a hybrid of Ice and Stone.  It’s an apt symbol for Rebirth into new Forms and Patterns after a period of exile.

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Lots coming up here!  As is often the case, I’m inspired to look things up by Kelley Hunter’s Moon Post…

Here are the main events…

  • Sedna New Moon, August 25, quarter after 7am PDT: Sedna turns Retrograde some 5 minutes after the New Moon!  This will make the next month, and especially the next two weeks, an essay on Sedna.  If I had to summarize the influence of Sedna in a few words, I think I’d pick…

The exposure of loooong-standing Patterns as self-sabotaging, and the opportunity to shift them, with potentially Life-Changing consequences – but only if they’re addressed with reverence and compassion!

  • The same theme is strongly reinforced by the Juno-Pluto Opposition that’s exact on August 29.  The current 4-year Juno-Pluto Cycle is about the Choice between self-sabotage and self-support.

Pluto Initiated Juno on January 14, 2013 in 10 of Capricorn, “An Albatross feeding from the hand of a sailor.”  The Albatross is a symbol of good luck unless you kill it, in which case it becomes a curse.  How similar to the Sedna myth!

  • And reinforced yet again by Haumea‘s September 17 Initiation of the North Node, birthing entirely new and unexpected Patterns that will serve us well.  And reinforced yet further by Eris on the South Node.

Haumea is Pele’s daughter and the Hawaiian Goddess of Fertility.  Her Initiation of the North Node occurs at 21 Libra, “A Sunday crowd enjoying the beach,” which Rudhyar reads as a society renewing itself through contact with Nature and itself.

The Haumea-Eris Opposition, which is exact December 3, enters within it’s three degrees of Sensitivity in a few days.  Haumea-North Node Opposite Eris-South Node is another perfect metaphor for “The exposure of loooong-standing Patterns as self-sabotaging, and the opportunity to shift them, with potentially life-changing consequences.” 

Because of the Herculean time scale involved and still-uncertain orbits, it’s hard to be sure about the Eris-Haumea Initiation, but 29 Taurus (in 1598) is a possibility: “The first Mockingbird of spring,” which again reinforces the possibility of Life-Changing shifts.

  • Back to August 25, Saturn Initiates Mars about five hours after the New Moon.  This 2-year Cycle is about how efficiently we Focus the use of our Energy.  We all have limited Energy – physical, emotional, intellectual, Spiritual.  How often do we use it for The Most Important Thing?

The Initiation occurs at 18 Scorpio, “A path through Woods brilliant with multicolored splendor.”  Which is glorious, but there is a hint there of Autumn, as if The Most Important Thing might be for us to enjoy the splendor while beginning to prepare for winter.  Dry some of those ‘Shrooms, or put up a few jars of Soup.