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21st Century II – Boundaries, Forgiveness, Mirrors

October 21, 2015

A reader asked what I meant in the previous post by “Expanding Boundaries,” whether that meant “Loosening Boundaries.”  I responded…

“Could go either way – Boundaries are tricky.  Expanding them might mean for instance less generalization or ‘profiling’ but fattening them against an individual.  It could mean moving the fence closer to the sidewalk.  Or it could mean ‘Loosening’ but in specific circumstances.  How’s that for Waffling?  Got any Maple Syrup? 

“Forgiveness isn’t a Choice, it’s a Discovery; one day we notice that we seem to have Forgiven someone.  Safety First.  And Trust Instinct.  Then (when Safe) examine Judgment to see if it has merit or is an obsolete Pattern.  If somebody keeps Sliming you, Expand the Diatomaceous Earth zone.”

They wrote back to describe an encounter with a local Bully, summarizing with…

“Luckily I had my mirror with me and discreetly maneuvered it into position to face them, trying to breathe while staying present and grounded.  I’ve really never encountered anything quite so nasty, even in my years in politics.  It’s weird, but clearly it seems to be what’s on my plate, for now at least.”

The problem with Intimidation, from the Victim side, is that when the significant adults in our childhood Bullied us traumatically or chronically (“for our own good” or “because they loved us”), they didn’t just leave a cognitive scar that we can “talk ourselves out of,” they carved a Hole in our Aura.  As we get closer to the Yintegrity Finale in June 2016, our Guidance may well put us in positions of “never having encountered anything quite so nasty,” simply because when we don’t get the Golden Apples the first several times, our Guidance has to escalate.

It was never fair to begin with, and we still Resent having to Claim our Space “by hand” rather than automatically.  In addition, while we were being programmed, we were punished and threatened and shamed when we did try to Claim our Space.  And, not wanting to focus on the bummer, and punished when we did (“straighten up or I’ll really give you something to cry about”), we forced it into the Unconscious, so now all we remember is that we can’t do that, it’ll be worse if we do.  And there are probably ample mostly-Unconscious reinforcements from Parallel or Past Lives.

So it’s not easy to push ourselves to do this.  But we have to do it, and we have to persist at it, because that’s how we develop new Habits.  When we were Bullied or worse by those who had Power Over us, we Opened that Robot-Control Hole in our Aura in order to make our then-Life easier.  Current-Moment Bullies can “see” the Hole, probably Unconsciously, and enjoy the Power Over when they reach through it to pull our puppetstrings.  We have to see the Bullies as Guidance.  We aren’t “Blaming the Victim” here (another popular Defense against Claiming our Power), we’re helping the Victim to begin paving a new Life Path.

One way to plug to Hole is simply to fill it with our own Energy.  Holes like this are often in the back of our Third Chakra, behind the Solar Plexus (Power).  Bring Starlight from your favorite Star down your back, and Earthlight from the center of the Earth up through your feet and legs, and allow them to tumble together once or twice in the bowl of your pelvis.  Then bring the combined Energy up over your Belly and right through your Solar Plexus, booming out the back like a jet engine.  Practice this when you aren’t being Bullied, so you don’t have to think much about it when you are Bullied.  Some Energy Schools would rather you ran the Energy back to front.  Try it both ways and see which one makes you feel more Solid.

Do this a lot, and you’ll get in a lot of fights.  So move the Energy through some of your other Chakras as well, especially the Fourth or Heart Chakra (Compassion) and First or Root Chakra (base of the Spine, Worthiness).  If you want to continue to have a Relationship with anyone who seems to purposely make you feel “bad,” including your partner, lover, boss, kids, employer, parents, friends, etc. – Heart Shaped Eyes tells the story…

https://heartshapedeyes.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/passive-aggressive/ 

– then fill your Second (Belly, Emotion) and Fifth Chakra (Neck, Communication) as well.  You don’t want Analysis and Empathy yet, you want Protection, so leave out the Sixth (Third Eye, Intuition) and Seventh (top of the Head, Spirit) Chakras for now.

Once when I was on the phone with a Bully to whom I was very vulnerable and with whom I didn’t want to argue (a losing proposition with Bullies, and boring), I carefully and persistently ran jet engines through both my Third and Fourth Chakras.  The Bully kept stammering, not getting the reactions they were looking for, and didn’t know how to proceed.  Meanwhile, I was sweating like a pig, not because I was alarmed or scared, just from the Energy.  It’s not their fault – they were raised that way.  It may be their Responsibility to eventually notice how it impacts their Life, if that fits into their plans for the Lifetime – maybe their Soul’s Plan is to Change the World by expressing their Pathological Genius, like Steve Jobs, and they need their Bully to pull it off.  

Our reader mentioned having their Mirror handy.  This is another Powerful technique.  Imagine a wardrobe Mirror, and imagine holding it up between you and the Bully, facing them.  Their Energy bounces off and goes right back to them.  I’ve had people tell me they can’t do that because it will hurt the Bully!  Excuses abound!  Many Bullies are so used to this that they’ll just go around, so be prepared to Expand your Mirror if need be.  Many will just “come around to the back door.”  For some Bullies you’ll need an Igloo or Superdome of Mirrors.  

You’ll Feel Guilty.  Ground yourself, and send the Guilt down your Grounding Cable, back to the Earth where it can be used for compost.  You can’t Choose Forgiveness, but you can Choose between being Bullied and Feeling Guilty, and I hope you’ll Choose the latter, because it’s easier to slough off.  You may have any number of other Feelings arise.  If your Bully says “Whatsamatta, why you sweating so?  Scared?”  just say it’s a fever.  The less you say the better, as Bullies use conversation to trap you into the Language part of your brain, where you’ll forget to hold your Mirror.

There’s a lot more to say about Mirrors, which we’ll get to later.  For instance, when you’ve tapped bruises into yourself and you still can’t Let Go of a nagging bummer, the Emotion may not be yours.  Take the first person you think of, imagine Mirroring them for a few minutes, and see if your Feelings Change.  If they don’t, take the second person.  Or the person you’re telling yourself “It can’t be them!” – spun sugar tongue.  Or too much Dependence.

No one knows you’re doing this except you.  So there’s no reason this has to alter the rest of your relationship with the person – if it’s your boss, say.  You won’t Change them, you’ll only stop Dancing to their fiddle.  What you’re Changing is the way you React.  If they’re addicted to Bullying they may get bored with your non-Reaction and turn their Attention elsewhere, which might frighten you, and you’ll have to sit with that Fear, or Tap it out (Remember Tapping works just as well when you Imagine it, so you still won’t have to blow your cover).  Most likely they’ll just turn to others for their Bullying and direct a more civil part of their Personality toward you.  If they don’t have a more civil part, and/or your own Pathological Genius isn’t on the same jetway as theirs, you probably need a change of venue anyway.

Another friend had an experience yesterday that was similar to our reader’s, dealing with a local Bully.  They did a Theta Healing on themself, and it worked like a charm; the Bully happened to have a more civil Personality part, and they flipped into it.  You could surround yourself in Light, surround them in Light, Tap on your Feeling of Intimidation, or any number of other “tricks” – whatever works for you.  

Of course the critical juncture, in addition to finding the Motivation to actually Claim your Space, is the part about noticing.  For the first several tries you may be too deep into being Bullied before you remember the Mirror.  Try it anyway.  Even if it’s too late this time, every time you do remember, you’re building a new Habit, and making it easier the next time.  Every time you use the Mirror, it builds the Pattern, and makes it easier next time.  The easier it gets to remember and do, the sooner you’ll remember next time.  It’s a Virtuous Cycle, and it builds on itself quickly.

 These are the Cycles involved with the Pallas  corner of the 1/1/2000 Grand Cross:

  • Moon Waxing Square Pallas (Challenge to Trust Instincts around Judgment – “The storm ended, all Nature rejoices in brilliant sunshine“)
  • Pallas Waxing Square Saturn (Challenge to Change Boundaries around Discipline – “A fully decorated Christmas Tree“)
  • Pallas Opposite Uranus (Apparent dichotomy between Safety and Yintegrity – “A Child is seen being born out of an Egg“)
We can see the root of much of the Fear and Hesitation that we’ve been Experiencing over the last three years around dropping our Masks, and we can see how it’s not just the Uranus-Pluto Cycle, but also an integral part of the Century’s Evolutionary process.  The Christmas Tree may represent the idealized positive Images from our childhood that we Chose to remember over the less savory memories.  Pallas will Square (Mastery through Challenge) the Nodes (Life Path) and Vesta (Unconscious Beliefs) next week (28-30 October, but it makes a Grand Cross with the Moon on 31 October at 2am PDT – http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pdt2.htm ), so this is an excellent time to practice these Skills.

The 21st Century I

October 20, 2015

Using the “traditional” planets, there were four major indications in the 1/1/2000 chart, which we consider to be the birth chart of the current Century.  The four are…

  • Transformation of Consciousness
  • Awareness of the need for Sustainability
  • Loss of the Veil
  • Polarization

And we’ll comment on a few ancillary influences.

Transformation of Consciousness

There will be much Despair as this process unfolds, making it critical that we remember that Empathy heals Despair.  “You poor Sweetheart, you feel pretty Discouraged about the state of the World, don’t you,” we say to ourself.  We may need to repeat and rephrase until we develop a dialog with our Orphaned Power, its Guiding Angels, and its Executive Function.  We also need to keep in mind that Confusion is the first stage of Growth, as this is about nothing if not Growth in Consciousness.  The root process is that we become Ungrounded, and in so doing Expand our Perspective.  From this “higher” place we can “see the Light,” and begin to Celebrate our Evolution rather than dwelling in Darkness.

Pluto symbolizes Transformation or Trance Reformation – a shift in the Mass Hypnosis that governs the Zeitgeist and the way we see the World.  Chiron represents Despair and Miracle – Discouragement caused by a too-narrow Perspective that cannot see outside of the Box it’s in, and the Liberation that results from transcending the box.  The worst sort of Despair is Unconscious Despair – not even knowing that a World exists outside the Box because we don’t Believe it’s Possible.  

A day or so prior to the dawn of the New Century, Pluto Initiated Chiron at 12 Sagittarius, “A flag turns into an eagle; the eagle turns into a chanticleer [rooster] saluting the dawn.”  The Eagle’s claim to fame derives from its high-flying Perspective and its keen sight.  The flag represents our narrow focus on nationality and parallel narrow definitions of the Self and Community.  The Eagle sees that we are nothing without Other.  The Rooster heralds the Return of the Light.  

Awareness of the need for Sustainability

If you were lucky enough to catch part of Brian Jennings’s tour of the variety of World’s New Year Celebrations, you probably like me developed a whole new appreciation for multiculturalism, while simultaneously realizing how important Home is to everyone.  Most of the World is Water, and it was too easy to envision many of those Homes sinking under the Sea.

As midnight worked its way around the World, Ceres followed it – Ceres (Sustainability) was Rising everywhere on the Planet when the New Year struck.  Lester Brown pointed out several decades ago that the denizens of the Developed World used more than twenty times as many of the Planet’s Resources as folks in the rest of the World.  And that the World does not contain enough Resources to Sustain everyone at the level of the Developed World.  In other words, we will have to come to terms with the fact that Sustainability and Sustenance are opposite sides of the same coin, and accept the fact that the Developed World will need to Eliminate the Unnecessary.  Can we survive on one twentieth of the Resources we’ve been burning?  We absolutely can.  

Learning about the need for Sustainability, and Learning how to work toward it in an energetic and organized way, is emphasized by a Ceres-Ascendant Quintile Yod on a base of Mars-Saturn.

Loss of the Veil

The Veil disguises our Separation, making it seem real.  Like Denial, it is useful to help us focus on specific issues without Overwhelm.  Even cultures that honor the Reality behind the Veil, like Native Australians and the Iroquois, spend much of their time in the “Daylight,” using the Real World as Guidance for operating in the Daylight.  To spend a lot of time on the other side of the Veil, you’d probably need to surrender your Ego to a Hindu saint.  Without the Veil you’d be constantly aware of all of your deceased Loved Ones, aware of all of your Parallel Lives, aware that your friends and acquaintances are from all over the Universe, aware of the sentience of all of the plants and insects and critters and rocks and trees, and aware that We’re All One, All There Is Is Now, and All There Is Is Love.  Busy busy busy.  You’ve probably already Experienced a fair amount of Bleedthrough since 2000 – maybe a floating Chinese city, or a megastructure around a distant Star.  Consider it a trend.

Neptune Conjoined the South Node (“A Hindu yogi demonstrates his healing powers“), making our Karma and the rest of the ZPG more available to us in Trance.  When you’re seeing through Material Eyes, Neptune represents Confusion; when you’re looking through Spiritual Eyes, it represents Clarity.

Polarization

Lord knows we’ve seen this one here in Babel.  It was more pronounced in the first decade of the Century, but it’ll be with us for the duration, and require new models for governance, particularly in the US winner-take-all “democracy” – which it never was.  How can you possibly have a democracy or even an effective governance when All Power goes to this year’s Most Popular, let alone the Most Money.  

We’ve been Living the four poles of the Dualities – Instinct versus Lawn Order and Judgment versus Yintegrity.  Pity the poor politicians and pundits who are still trying to make the World fit into their old dichotomies like Right versus Left; they don’t know that Confusion could be their first stage of their Growth rather than their Downfall, as they try to squeeze their folly into the role of Wise Sages while shooting holes in their feet. 

This Grand Cross was in the chart for the first decade, but more profoundly Polarizing was the Out of Bounds Moon (signifying greater Emotionality) that spanned September 11, 2001 through April 21, 2011.  The Moon will be Out of Bounds again from 2020 to 2030 and much more so than in the first decade (up to five degrees Out of Bounds for five days every two weeks, versus one degree Out for two days every two days), in the first decade of the Digital Age, when employment is obsolete and those who own the robots will have to figure out what to do with the increasing hunger of those who don’t.  We should review that Change…

  • 1840-1980: Saturn-Jupiter Initiations in Earth Signs (aka Industrial Revolution)
  • 1980-2000: First Saturn Initiation of Jupiter in an Air Sign (introduction of the PC – previewing Digital Age)
  • 2000-2020: Final Saturn Initiation of Jupiter in Earth (Dot-Com Crash – debriefing Industrial Era)
  • 2020-2160: Saturn-Jupiter Initiations in Air Signs (aka Digital Age)

The 1/1/2000 Grand Cross featured Moon Opposite Saturn (Instinct versus Lawn Order) Squared by Pallas Opposite Uranus (Judgment versus Yintegrity), with Pallas Out of Bounds (Strong Judgment, which many of us have internalized as we’ve been hesitant to remove our Masks), in 11-15 of the Fixed Signs.  The Midpoints of the Fixed Signs are generally considered to be the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.”  Of course the Challenges of a Grand Cross are the Squares more than the Oppositions –

  • Moon Waning Square Uranus (Challenge to Let Go of Habits around Yintegrity – the Cycle is A train entering a tunnel,” but Waning)
  • Moon Waxing Square Pallas (Challenge to Trust Instincts around Judgment – “The storm ended, all Nature rejoices in brilliant sunshine“)
  • Pallas Waxing Square Saturn (Challenge to Change Boundaries around Discipline – “A fully decorated Christmas Tree“)
  • Saturn Waxing Square Uranus (Challenge to Create Patterns that Support Yintegrity – “The Pope blessing the faithful”)

The essence of a Grand Cross isn’t per se the Challenges (though they certainly remain), but because the Squares Complement and Challenge one another, the essence is Skill at multi-tasking, and constant demands to “put out fires.”

So basically the Polarization of the 21st Century is wrapped around Dances between Instinct, Judgment, Discipline, and Yintegrity.  Lots of fodder there for all manner of Drama.  Learning how to use Boundaries to facilitate acceptance of our Yintegrity, and Expanding our Consciousness and our Values to create space for it, are very important themes in these Dances.

Uranus is the focus, and Pallas-Uranus the spine, of a Quintile Kite, with Venus and Jupiter on the arms.  That is, both Venus and Jupiter Quintile Uranus and Tridecile Pallas.  The Sun and Juno are Conjunct at the near Midpoint between Venus and Jupiter, Biquintile to Pallas.

Additional Factors

Growth in Consciousness – through Self-Love, Letting Go of old Habits, and Expanding our Boundaries – will help ameliorate Instinct-Discipline Challenges.  Beliefs and Values will be Realigned (for example maybe the Right Wing will figure out that Hate isn’t a healthy Family Value after all).  Awareness of the need to focus on Sustenance, and Alignment of Values and Beliefs, will ease the Ego Deaths.

The Moon is Balsamic, and the Sun Conjoins Juno (“Cupid knocks at the door of a Human heart“); Sun-Juno forms a Trine Bridge across the Moon-Saturn Opposition; Trideciles separate Jupiter from both Pallas and Sun-Juno, which Biquintile one another.  Venus Conjoins Vesta.  Both Ceres Rising and Venus-Vesta form Trine Bridges across the Nodal Axis.

Many of the Challenges will be dissolved by Transformation of the Zeitgeist.  We need to be careful to give the Transformation priority over our Habitual Discipline and our sense of Order; Curiosity is the best course around what form our new Discipline Patterns will take.

The Pluto-Chiron Initiation forms a Trine Bridge across the Pallas-Uranus Opposition; a Quincunx from Saturn to Chiron-Pluto triggers the Grace in Chiron-Pluto Square Pallas to resolve the Pallas-Saturn Square (a Tricolor Configuration).

In our next installment we’ll look to see how our new friends the dwarfs shift these interpretations.

Portals 12.27-12.31

December 26, 2014

makemakeMakemake rescued the People of Rapa Nui by teaching them how to use Rocks to harvest Water from fog.

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It gets busy over the next several days, as we have a Station, several Initiations, and a big Moon crossing. 

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Makemake Stationary December 21-30

A Station makes the impact of the Stationary planet very strong, in this case the dwarf planet Makemake, which is about Manifestation.  So watch your thoughts and your metaphors – you could “get what you Ask for” before you even get the words out of your mouth.  The actual Makemake Station doesn’t occur till December 30 (a bit before noon PST – see http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pst12.htm for other time zones), but we’ll be feeling the Station for a week or so prior to that.

Let’s take the others in time order.  An Initiation means someone’s changing our Water – the Energy is shifting.

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Pluto Initiating Vesta – December 27

At a bit past 1pm PST ( http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pst13.htm ) December 27, Pluto Initiates Vesta.  Pluto doesn’t take No for an answer, and Vesta is about our Fundamentalism – the places where we take our metaphors literally.  So our Beliefs are Changing, which is good, since Belief is usually just about the last thing that gets Changed.  Belief struggles mightily to keep up with the last century’s Reality, let alone this century’s. 

Most asteroids take about four years to get back to where they started, so for the last four years our Beliefs have been justified by Outside Authority.  This is shifting.  For the next four years our Beliefs will be based on Fear of Destruction, though there will be some who Believe even more strongly that if it’s carved in Stone it must be true.

The previous Cycle began in February 2011 at 7 Capricorn, “A veiled prophet speaks, seized by the power of a god.”  The current Initiation occurs at 14 Capricorn, “An ancient bas-relief carved in granite remains a witness to a long-forgotten culture.

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Chiron Initiating Sappho – December 27

The second event is Chiron Initiating the asteroid Sappho, at around 8pm PST ( http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pst20.htm ) on December 27.  Sappho’s kind of obscure, but she’s about Lust for Yindependence and Yintegrity.  Chiron starts out Discouraging, but then, if you’re lucky or assiduous, Changes your Worldview so Discouragement becomes Excitement.  The Initiation is 14 of Pisces, “A lady wrapped in a large stole of Fox fur.

We can expect the next four years to be about using our cleverness to justify and indulge our Lust for Yindependence.  That’s clever, not disingenuous.

The prior Cycle, the one we’re finishing, began in March 2011 at 2 Pisces, “A Squirrel hiding from hunters.”  So…

With regard to our craving for Freedom from Convention, we’re changing from being the hunted to being the hunter, and changing our modus operandi from subterfuge to cleverness.  This will be very handy as we move into this last Uranus-Pluto Square, which is about dropping our Masks and letting our True Self bloom.

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Saturn Initiates Pallas – December 28

Saturn is very clear about how we need to Pay Attention to The Most Important Thing, and put lower priorities on the back burner for a while.  If we do, we leap forward; if we don’t, progress stalls.  Hence Saturn’s (inappropriate) reputation for Limitation.  When Saturn’s lit up and progress eludes us, we need to examine our priorities.  On December 23, Saturn completed its two-and-a-half-year sojourn in Scorpio. 

In Scorpio, The Most Important Thing is to Get to the Bottom of Things.  Now Saturn is in Sagittarius, where The Most Important Thing is Letting Go and Moving On.  Pallas is about Boundaries and Discernment – think “God, grant me the Strength to Change the things I can, the Serenity to Accept the things I can’t, and the Wisdom to know the difference” and you know Pallas. 

The spent Cycle was Initiated in September 2009 at Virgo 26, “A boy with a censer serves the priest near the altar.”  The current Cycle, beginning at 4pm PST ( http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pst16.htm ) December 28, starts at Sagittarius 1, “Retired army veterans gather to reawaken old memories.

We’re moving from five years where our Most Important Boundaries revolved around Tradition and Ritual, to five years when our Most Important Discernments are about Community and Bonding. 

If you’re reading the indented normal print, you see how I’ve gone from “priest and altar” to Tradition and Ritual, and gone from “gathering veterans” to Bonding and Community – and you’ve undoubtedly taken the symbols in your own direction as well!  You may have gone instead from “censer” to Incense to Trance, and from “old memories” to Traditions.  Go for it!!  That’s why I list the astrology itself, because my interpretations are just one snapshot of one moment; the astrology itself is a whole movie.

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Moon Crosses Uranus-South Node – December 28-29

Which of course triggers the Main Event of the next several months, namely Pluto Squaring the Nodes while Uranus sits on the South Node.  In case you haven’t noticed, this means that all of the heavy Emotions and childhood prohibitions that have prevented you from revealing that part of your True Self, are up in your face.  Well, it turns out that those heavy Emotions and childhood prohibitions were just protecting you from all manner of untoward consequences of letting that part of you come out and play before the right time.

Now the time is right, but you have all these Habits and Patterns built up to hide behind.  You don’t need them any more, but do you know that?  And how can you Trust that it’s now okay to come out to play?  Not easy.  Good time to stick a toe in the Water, though, to see what happens.  You’ll need all the Discernment you can muster though, to separate your Expectations from the “Real”-World consequences (the World will probably be totally nonplussed).  We don’t have to do it all in one weekend, but if you’re inspired to run a test, by all means go for it!

The Moon crosses Uranus at a bit after 8pm PST ( http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pst20.htm ) December 28, and crosses the South Node at about 1am PST ( http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pst1.htm ) on the 29th, but plan to work with this Energy from around 2pm PST ( http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pst14.htm ) December 28 till about 7am PST ( http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pst7.htm ) December 29.

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Quaoar Initiates Ceres – December 31

Unlike our Vesta Beliefs, which are usually long since obsolete and serve mostly to Limit us, Quaoar Beliefs are real Life-and-Death rules that impact our Survival.  Since Ceres represents Sustainability, Ceres-Quaoar is a pretty heavy combination.  It’s a five-year Cycle.  We’re shifting from a half-decade where we specialized in certain tasks, and segregated ourselves by tribe, to a span where we feel the need to be very clear about who we are and what we stand for.

The prior Cycle started in February 2010 at Sagittarius 22, “A Chinese laundry.”  The new Cycle begins at Sagittarius 26, “A flag bearer in a battle.

Shouting down Monsanto’s efforts to poison and monopolize our food comes to mind, along with a hundred other flavors of fascism.  Makes me curious about what will come next.

In November 2009 Quaoar Initiates Ceres again in 3 Capricorn, “A human soul, in its eagerness for new experiences, seeks embodiment.

Well, that could go either way – the Chinese aphorism “May you be born in an interesting Time” is generally regarded as a curse.  But at least it implies that it’ll be worth coming back for.

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All of which leaves us where exactly?  Well, one way to put all these ideas together is that the next several years will see us raising the flag of Community and eschewing the forces that would enslave the People in order to enrich a few.  We could see that.

News

April 19, 2013

Economic Abuse

Austerity is usually justified with reference to an academic paper that purports to show that growth is negative when debt exceeds 90% of GDP. Turns out that paper wasn’t quite a hoax, it just wasn’t very honestly done…

http://www.salon.com/2013/04/17/whoops_turns_out_debt_doesnt_ruin_economies/

 The real relationship between debt and growth is much more ambiguous.

Multiple Universes

And then we have Kepler, the Space Telescope that’s taking an inventory of nearby Stars with Earth-like planets around them at an appropriate distance where Water would be liquid, such that Life (as we know it!) would be possible. Kepler netted a couple of good ones recently…

 http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/18apr_habitablezone/

 Comet ISON

Latest news on Comet ISON…

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/19apr_isonids/

Turns out Comet ISON will join Ceres in early Cancer to strengthen a Grand Sextile that the Moon will make on April 21.  Stay tuned, as we’re preparing a post about that now.  Hope your Portal was better than the experience in Boston!

Portal 4.19

April 18, 2013

Busy busy busy.  I still recommend we PIAVA that we discover

…any places where we’re Denying what’s most important…

because that still looks like the main effect.

We’ve lost the “Learning Opportunity” (Saturn-Mercury-Jupiter Quintile Yod) and the “Mission Seminar” (North Node-Mercury-Ceres Mjolnir) elements of the chart we’ve been working with, but we retain…

  • The Juno-Saturn-Pallas T-Square (Challenge to our Unconscious Identity)
  • The Lilith/Vesta-Saturn-Juno Mjolnir (which should be illustrating gaps in our Integrity)
  • The Saturn-Neptune-Ceres Grand Trine (Big Grace for Focusing on making the Cultural Zeitgeist Sustainable), now four degrees from exact

And in addition, Mercury is crossing Uranus (Aries 10, Rudhyar: “Revision of attitude at the beginning of a new cycle of experience”) as Pluto continues to move backward toward the next Uranus-Pluto Square in mid-May – more illustrations of gaps in the alignment between our Ego and Soul.  I urge you to examine your internal reactions to all of the external Stürm und Drang of the last several days, as that’s where your leverage should be greatest.  I expect we’re close to several Tipping Points, and this examination could put you ahead of the curve.

But Friday is the Big Day, potentially much bigger than the other recent drama-filled days.  Starting around 11pm PDT on Thursday, and running for about twelve hours, the Moon, in Leo, completes a Grand Cross with the Juno-Saturn-Pallas T-Square, and makes a Yod with Chiron and Pluto. 

That’s really a Diamond Star, with embellishments.  There’s a lot going on here, but if you squint a little and focus on the heavy lines, you can see the (red and green) Diamond Star perched on its (blue) Bowl of Grace…

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The Grand Cross (red), Grand Trine (blue), and Mjolnir (purple) are drawn in using lighter lines.  So, where does all this leave us?

Well, the focus of the Diamond Star is the Moon.  What does that tell us?  Let’s start with the Moon’s role as the arbiter of Authenticity.  Friday is an 11 day; Angie says (Tarot Handbook p.66), “This [11] symbol represents the beauty that we all possess in our gifts, talents, and resources which can quell the beasts or demons within our nature.”  Authenticity is the first cousin of Yin Integrity; our willingness to be completely honest about what’s going on with us, moment to moment, apart from our masks, personae, roles, and any need to appear consistent or meet anybody’s expectations.

Imagine how much you would learn about yourself – and about your own Unconscious Identity – if you let yourself do that even a few days a month!

Why would we want to do this?  Quite simply, because it would eliminate self-sabotage and open us to our true Power.

The (green) Yod stands on the (blue) Waxing Chiron-Pluto Sextile, which of course springs from the Chiron-Pluto Initiation that occurred on New Years Eve – and New Century’s Eve – 12/31/1999, the Initiation that characterizes the 21st Century.  That was 12 degrees of Sagittarius,

A flag turns into an Eagle, which turns into a Rooster saluting the dawn.”

That’s a symbol with enormous power – a flag representing Unconscious Identification with some externality such as a nationality or an Ego, the Eagle symbolizing vast perspective and growth, and the Rooster standing for Awakening, Enlightenment.  And this is Chiron and Pluto – Miracle and Transformation – or if you prefer, Despair and Fate.  Remember, you transform Despair into Miracle by changing your perspective.  You change Fate into Freedom by letting go of your attachment to what’s obsolete.

Heaven knows what other symbols of the Old Order will explode!  First we had Competition, then Fertilizer.  What is it we colloquially call our Karmic Patterns?  Our “Shit” – Fertilizer.  The only thing that’s remaining Unconscious is our habit of viewing the World as being out there rather than viewing it as the perfect fun-house mirror of what’s going on in here.  Look how carefully modern Warcrafters control journalists so we no longer see the modern equivalents of the My Lai Massacre, or Wounded Knee, on television daily.  We have to depend on “fiction” for our violence hit instead!

What country makes more bombs than almost all of the rest of the World put together?  What are the Intentions behind those bombs?  Whose taxes pay for them?  Do you suppose there’s any possible connection between that Energy moving outward from the American Ego and the current carnage moving inward toward the shocked and horrified American Ego?  Who, Me?  That’s what it means to have your Unconscious Identity exposed, to have your cover exploded.

The other players in the Diamond Star are Saturn and Pallas.  The Serenity Prayer is a good metaphor for Pallas – God, please grand me the Power to change what can be changed, the Serenity to accept what cannot be changed, and the Wisdom to know the difference.  Saturn provides a Focus on the Wisdom, and the Opposition implies Discovery, Illumination.  Remember that the current Pallas-Saturn Cycle acts out “the first stage of actual participation in the great ritual of planetary evolution.”

We should have time to look at all this from several other angle on Thursday.

She-Fears

April 16, 2013

FearsI was just looking at this sign yesterday and thinking, that’d be fun to use, but what is there to fear, we’re heading into six months of Grand Trines.

Nothing jumps out of the Boston chart that isn’t already in the T-Squared Double-Mjolnired Quintile-Yodded Golden-Rectangled Grand-Trined Gol-Durn Saturn-Dominated chart that we already looked at.  We just have to repeat…

This will put tremendous pressure on any places where we’re Denying what’s most important.  I suspect that over the next several days we’ll see many examples of what we used to call Instant Karma.

Interesting timing, corresponding with the Mother of all Gold Smashes.  The “Gold Bugs” say that the Lizards must really be terrified about something.  That’d also be a good reason to sacrifice a few Innocents on the altar of Patriotism.  That would implicate the Saturn Mjolnir with Vesta and Juno – and hence the Juno T-Square with Saturn and Pallas – as our primary culprits.  Remember, our aim here is to interpret, not to predict.  Remember the Initiations embedded in that T-Square?

The Juno-Saturn Initiation was 18 Libra in September 2011: “Breakdown in the constructive relationship between the individual and society,” using Rudhyar’s interpretation.

Pallas-Saturn Initiated at 26 Virgo in September 2009.  Rudhyar’s take on 26 Virgo is “The first stage of actual participation in the great ritual of planetary evolution.”

What would this imply?  Perhaps that what’s most important is getting honest about our Unconscious Identity.  For example, what’s more important to you – Peace, or Justice?  Seriously?  No judgment or blame or anger there?  Just Forgiveness?  No Us and Them involved?  If you crave Peace, is that because you loathe the alternatives?  Because you long to be part of a constructive effort working collaboratively on the Planet’s Real issues?

If Boston was the first stroke in a drumbeat for War, can you remain a Pacifist in the face of rabid Patriotic fulmination?  Does it matter?  War would appear to solve a lot of our economic conundrums, and allow the 1% to whip us into another patriotic frenzy where we’re pleased to donate our meager resources and sacrifice our benefits.

In the Bhagavad Gita, Prince Arjuna confesses his moral hesitation about War to his charioteer Krishna.  April 15, 2013 is a 7 day – the Chariot, Shamanic Power, Tantra.  The closest Western culture comes to that would be “keep your powder dry,” or “don’t shoot till you see the whites of their eyes” – War metaphors.  Krishna reminds Arjuna that as a mortal, he does not have the Power of Life or Death – that Power is reserved for the Gods.  Folks say that so many Souls have come to Earth now in order to be present for the Great Transformation – and many have come to assist.   Imagine what that will look and feel like!  Are we ready for that?

The Ides of April

April 12, 2013

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As we enter the Grand Trine Zone,

The watchword for the next week or so is Collaboration.

That’s easy to say.   Explaining why will take a lot longer.

Lilith and Juno

First, there’s the Mjolnir pointing at Lilith (pre-intellectual instinct) and Vesta (the Sacred).  The message of a Mjolnir is Get it together, please, Now.  When your pre-intellectual instincts are triggered, you don’t Compete.  You either Collaborate, or you leave to find a tribe that is willing to Collaborate.  The feet of the Mjolnir are Saturn (Focus on what’s most important) and Juno (Unconscious Identity).

The feet of a Mjolnir are connected by a Square (Mastery through Challenge), in this case of course the Square between Juno and Saturn.  It turns out that Pallas is moving into Opposition to Saturn, forming a T-Square (Mastery through even greater Challenge) pointing at Juno.  To me this means big shifts in Unconscious Identity are underway – perhaps even those proverbial Tipping Points we’ve mentioned.  Let’s look at the Initiations of the Juno-Saturn and Pallas-Saturn Cycles that the T-Square is manifesting.

The Juno-Saturn Initiation was 18 Libra in September 2011: “Breakdown in the constructive relationship between the individual and society,” using Rudhyar’s interpretation.

Pallas-Saturn Initiated at 26 Virgo in September 2009.  Rudhyar’s take on 26 Virgo is “The first stage of actual participation in the great ritual of planetary evolution.”

The tension in the Mjolnir and T-Square fall on Lilith and Juno.  Their angular relationship is Sesquisquare. – that is, realignment.  In other words, as individuals we’ll be discovering our self-sabotaging Patterns (such as Denial), and beginning to Act to correct them (Sun-Mars have passed Eris, but they’re still quite close).  As a society, we’ll be realigning the relationship between individual and culture – either by getting the individual in line Nineteen-Eighty-Four-style, or changing the culture.  The Pallas-Saturn Opposition suggests the latter is more likely.  Because the media faces backwards, Tipping Points appear to happen suddenly.

The First Grand Trine

It’s still six and a half degrees off (we’d like to see three degrees), but the first Grand Trine (Big Grace) is forming.  Six and a half degrees is close enough to impact any endeavors begun now.  The members are Saturn, Neptune, and Ceres.  Neptune: Material Confusion and Spiritual Clarity.  Ceres: Sustainability and Sustenance.  Saturn: Focus.  So Grace flows as we Focus on Sustaining Spiritual Clarity and recognize Confusion as the first stage of growth – very much reinforcing the Lilith-Juno theme of recognizing and changing dysfunction.

Ceres is also one foot of another Mjolnir that points at the North Node (our individual Mission as one atom of the Planet’s Evolution).  The other foot is Mercury (Communication, intellectual realization).  An education, in other words.  Tuition is your willlingness to recognize and change your self-destructive Patterns.

Saturn, meanwhile, enlists Pluto and Pallas to form a Golden Rectangle with Ceres.  A Golden Rectangle consists of two Trines separated by two Sextiles – more Big Grace in other words.  Pluto as Transformation, Pallas as Boundaries, Ceres as Sustainability, Saturn as Focus.  Quite simply, Grace Transforms us as we say No to self-sabotage, as we say No to short-term gain that sabotages our Survival.  Wouldn’t it be great if Predatory Capitalism itself reached it’s Tipping Point!

Phlogopite and Alexandrite

Love this picture, of a Phlogopite book (a stack of Mica Crystals is called a “book”) looking over it’s shoulder at its Alexandrite Shadow.  Phlogopite is a Potassium Magnesium Aluminum Mica, Magnesium and Aluminum to add Levity, and Potassium to open our Eyes to self-deception.  As for Alexandrite, let’s just quote Dorothy Roeder (Crystal Co-Creators, pp.40-41)…

“Earth is just now beginning to reach the point of spiritual balance necessary to interact with the rest of the galactic sector so that it can function as a participating member. 

One study of the results from the Kepler space telescope estimates that there are a hundred billion Earth-like planets in habitable zones around their Suns just in the Milky Way!  We won’t be joining our “galactic sector as a participating member” while we’re still channeling John Wayne and Blondie.  Continuing Dorothy’s comments…

Alexandrite’s properties symbolize Earth’s present challenge.  The higher energies that are now surrounding Earth are the new light which is stimulating her developing potential.  Responsibility is the key word here.  Humanity must learn that it is responsible for its thoughts as well as its actions.

“Fortunately, there are now more individuals focusing on cooperative goals.  The group focus greatly outweighs individual ones.  Humanity must learn to be balanced in its spiritual awareness and emotional maturity so it can serve as the key to moving Earth to this new level of responsibility creativity.  The light focused by its combined will and intentions will create the changes desired.”

Learning to Focus our Thoughts

Speaking of which, for the weekend (April 14-16), a Quintile Yod (Learning Opportunity) forms between Mercury (Thought), Moon-Jupiter (Manifestation) on Sunday, and Saturn (Focus), pointing at Saturn.  That’s Moon-Jupiter on Sunday, and just Jupiter (Amplification) on Monday and Tuesday.  Saturn’s also in

  • the Grand Trine and
  • Golden Rectangle,
  • the Juno T-Square, and
  • the Lilith Mjolnir

– very busy dude!  This will put tremendous pressure on any places where we’re Denying what’s most important.  I suspect that over the next several days we’ll see many examples of what we used to call Instant Karma.