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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.