I Forgot to mention the Spiders. Last several weeks I’ve had several very clear Visions of Spiders, some as big as a Kitten, walking busily across the floor.
It started with a Vision of a medium-size Spider perched on my thigh, under the covers, while I was in bed. Not imagining that a Spider of that size would actually be in my bed, I got lost thinking about that big Tarantula on James Bond’s chest in one of those movies, and what I might do if I were in that situation, then fell asleep. In the morning I had three good-size, very itchy bites where the Imaginary Spider had perched.
Then a good friend found literally hundreds of thousands of Spiders in their cabin, so many that they had to call an exterminator. So many that afterwards it took them two full days to clean out gallons of sticky Spiderpoo.
So naturally I turn to the definitive work on Grandmother Spider, Ursula Le Guin’s Buffalo Gals, Won’t You Come Out Tonight. A particularly juicy extract…
“Coyote sat down and began patting her hands on the dirt in a soft four-four rhythm and singing under her breath, one of the endless tuneless songs that kept time from running too fast, that wove the roots of trees and bushes and ferns and grass in the web that held the stream in the streambed and the rock in the rock’s place and the earth together.” (p.48 in Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences)
” ‘Go on, little one, Granddaughter,’ Spider said. ‘Don’t be afraid. You can live well there. I’ll be there too, you know, in your dreams, in your ideas, in dark corners in the basement. Don’t kill me, or I’ll make it rain.’
” ‘I’ll come around,’ Chickadee said, ‘Make gardens for me.’ ” (p.51)
To see all these “Imaginary” Spiders busy in their tasks, tells me in no uncertain terms that the fabric of the Planet is being rewoven. Hints about how it’s being rewoven?
Another excerpt from Saturn
(3) Some of our Values are Truth in our Heart. Those won’t Change. But others (faux Values really) are the result of Vows that we swore in this Lifetime or another, or that we adopted from our Ancestors. These latter Values are Changing, which will require some Adjustment in our Lives.
(3) Orcus Initiating Venus August 10 at 8 Virgo, Learning new old Skills as if naive.
As we try new things, old Memories will come flooding back, Changing everything.
And yet another…
(7) four Octiles (Rebalancings): Saturn Waxing Octile Haumea, Venus-Orcus Octile Haumea, Neptune Octile Uranus-Eris, and Veritas Waxing Octile Uranus-Eris.
Some of these are “ancient.” Neptune Waning Octile to Eris Initiated in 1848 at 2 Pisces (Self-Protection), and has another twenty or so years to run. The Neptune-Eris Cycle would be about being able to Speak your Truth in public and be Listened to. The next Cycle begins in 2037 at 29 Aries, “The Music of the Spheres.”
So the hard Mask-Removing work of the last four years hasn’t been wasted; we’re just laying the groundwork for a huge Social Transformation that will begin to evolve in twenty years or so. At least according to this Cycle – though it’s a very important Cycle. This Changes the Spin on a couple of trends.
It tells us why youngsters are more fearless – from the Perspective of us oldsters, careless – on Social Media. Yes, there is backlash, as there is around the beginnings of any Change. Being a Victim of backlash is optional; we just need to carefully weigh our Deep Feelings (so we aren’t Unconsciously Creating exactly what we don’t Want), and tailor our PIAVAs.
And it casts a Light on The Donald. While the World would go somewhere conceptually familiar in a handbasket if he were CEO of the USofA (actually, be might mercifully accelerate the process), he makes a fantastic role model for unabashedly Speaking your Truth.
Another “ancient” trend is Orcus Waning Octile to Haumea. These two, which both have orbits similar to Pluto’s in duration, travel at speeds that are only about 15% different. So they can chase each other around the Zodiac almost indefinitely. This Waning Octile is in effect from around 1990 till about 2040.
The Orcus-Haumea Cycle would be about Cleaning Up our Act – the need to Let Go of obsolete Oaths (which limit our Experience to Either/Or) before we can Manifest Rebirth. Or alternatively, taking Birth for a specific Purpose. We don’t know the Initiation or duration of the current cycle; the orbits aren’t defined enough yet to extrapolate that far – assuming their orbits are stable.
We can see two sides of this Coin – with Saturn in Sagittarius (the Way Out is Letting Go) and Pluto in Capricorn (Just Fix It), it’s a fifty-year exercise in Letting Go and Moving On. And it speaks to the Importance of moving toward our Mission (if we Chose a Purpose-Directed Lifetime). What Coin would that Be? Maybe Intention?
The next longest Cycle would be Uranus-Neptune, Initiated in 1993, the last stone in the Harmonic Convergence. That one we remember well – appropriately. in my then-neighborhood, it welcomed a huge storm that blew down 100-foot Walnut trees. Uranus-Neptune is about the Relationship between the Individual and the Culture, so this one should be interesting.
The Uranus-Neptune Cycle runs about 170 years. This one began at 20 Capricorn, “A hidden choir singing during a religious service: Fulfillment of the individual’s creative function through participation in a group consecrated to a transcendent realization of unity.” The Octile is Waxing.
“Fulfillment of the individual’s creative function through participation in a group consecrated to a transcendent realization of unity” – that’s good news. A typical Cycle blows Strong at Initiation (as this Energy did in the early 1990s), then wafts conspiratorily underground till the Waxing Square, when it becomes Mainstream. The Waxing Octile, halfway to the Square, is the place where the Energy first surfaces again, tentatively, testing the air.
The Octile in general is about Adjustment, Rebalancing. You can see this one in our thirst for Community.
Next, in terms of Hypnotic Power or Cyclic Duration, is the Waxing Octile of Saturn to Haumea. The Cycle began in September 2011 at 18 Libra, which in contrast to the Uranus-Neptune Cycle, is about a breakdown in Individual-Culture Relationships. Pretty easy to find signs of this Energy, even though it’s still mostly underground.
In Western Culture a breakdown is a medicable problem. In Eastern Culture it’s a normal part of the process of Rebuilding. This Cycle, which in and of itself is about how Rebirth is Defined, spans about 35 years. So yes, from the Perspective of Western Culture, this is a long, ongoing Ego Death. Fun! Much more constructive to see it through Eastern eyes, as a Liberation from Cultural constraints that no longer serve.
The other three Cycles are shorter-term, starting with Veritas-Uranus and Veritas-Eris. These Cycles span a little more than four years. Veritas-Uranus began in March 2016 at 20 Aries, “A young girl feeding birds in winter.” The Eris-Veritas Initiation followed in April at 23 Aries, “A pregnant woman in light summer dress.” Both of these Octiles are Waxing, and both are about being True to Ourself.
So in the shorter term, we’re Nurturing our Spirit and refusing to hide our preparations to Rebirth a new kind of Culture, where what’s Valued is Integrity, even Yintegrity, rather than Conformity and Greed.
Finally, on the one-year scale, Venus is Waning Octile to Haumea. The Cycle begsn in December 2015 at 24 Libra, which is basically about Yintegrity and PIAVA.
By now we’ve integrated Yintegrity and PIAVA into our Values and our Skillset, and it’s time to Let Go of what we’ve Learned, in order to Open Space for the next stage of our Growth. We want these Skills to be Living processes, not rote scripts. “I Wonder what will come next.”