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Original Blessing 9

July 11, 2020

Thinking about Chiron, his Nemesis asteroid Heracles, Mortality, and Immortality today, I checked on the timing of their Dance together.  Heracles turns Retrograde on 13 July 2020, which itself is interesting, as it means that Heracles is Strong here, and would likely be Invested in Restraining Chiron from Transmuting his Wound, ie, in preventing us from Experiencing the Ego Death that would give us Permission to Abandon our Victimhood, and Revise our Life to make room for the Broader Horizons that Eschewing Victimhood enables.  Another twist in the Paradoxical Mystery School surrounding the Chironean Incentive to take Intuitive Action (Moon-Mars) to Expand our Consciousness (asteroid Juno) to make room for greater Unconditional Self-Love (asteroid Sappho).

As for Mortality and Immortality, Chiron was Immortal but Chose Mortality to Avoid the Immortal Pain of his Unhealable Wound.  Heracles was half Mortal because his mother Alkmene (asteroid Alkmene is Conjunct Uranus at 12 Taurus as we speak – the whole family is here!) was Mortal.  His Mortal half built his own funeral pyre and immolated himself to Avoid the Pain and Disintegration from the poison that Nessus had tricked him into wearing (dwarf planet Nessus [Abuse and Privilege] as we speak is 3½ Degrees from the Chiron Station, in 14 Pisces, Conjunct Ceres [Sustainability], just beyond our usual three Degrees of Sensitivity).  Nessus earned his reputation for Patriarchal Abuse and Privilege by attempting to rape Heracles’s wife, for which Heracles killed him.

It turns out that asteroid Heracles turns Retrograde before he crosses Chiron, meaning his probably-Patriarchy-Supporting tricks are just warming up.  Heracles is an Earth-Crossing asteroid with an orbit of only 2½ years, so it backs up much faster than Chiron does, with its orbit of 50 years.  Consequently, Heracles doesn’t cross Chiron till 18 March 2021.  It also turns out that asteroid Heracles’s symbolic father and contractee, asteroid Zeus, is as we speak making a Challenging Angle (T-Square) to Chiron and Heracles (from 13 Capricorn), and to our Self-Love (Juno-Sappho).  Asteroid Zeus is another Earth-Crosser, so the Patriarchy is Alive and Well here, looking over our Should-er.  Keep that in mind as you debate with yourself whether or not to Eschew your Self-Deprecating Habits – and of course also Remembering that debating is antithetical to the Paradox we seek to Discover.

The full 11 July Abandoning Victimhood (Chiron Stationary) chart…

The other important Configuration that we haven’t discussed yet, is the Challenge (T-Square) to Our Heart’s Truth (asteroid Aletheia) from a Tug-of-War (Opposition) between Our Soul (Uranus) and Our Karma (asteroid Moira [Fate and Choice]).  Our Karma Constitutes our Fate until we bring it into Consciousness.  Once we do that, and Choose to Act on it, or at least PIAVA Acting on it in a Safe way, what used to be our Fate becomes our Choice.  It’s rather amazing how this Challenge Mirrors the one we discussed earlier (Moon-Mars-Chiron-Heracles Opposite Juno-Sappho T-Squared by Zeus).  But here we have the Power of Our Own Soul taking a stand against our Slavery under the Patriarchy and its Enforcer our Karma.

Our Karmic Habits and the Conscious or Unconscious Either/Or Morality that comes with them is the Picture of our Yangtegrity – our tendency to Do What We Said We Were Going to Do, and our Slavery to the Patriarchy.  The 2D Mind Mirrors that.  To move toward 5D and that Field where Rumi suggested we Meet, we need to move into Yintegrity – our birthright to Act from our Intuition and Do What We Feel Like Doing, Moment to Moment That’s tempered by frequently Renegotiating, and when that’s not possible and the Relationship is worth keeping, Making Amends.

The theme of Mortality and Immortality plays out through our Immortal Soul (Uranus) outlasting the Poisons of the Patriarchy and the Karma which Yangtegrity forced upon us when Eve fired up the Left Brain by eating the Apple.  As a Projection of Adam (his rib), Eve was the first Patriarchal Enabler, leaving Lilith as the alternate template, for Feminist Yintegrity.  Meanwhile, our Current-Linear-Time purveyor of Mortality, the Coronavirus, invites Compassion from the Yintegrous Empathetic, and Denial from the Yangtegrous Sociopathic, even as it locks the Patriarchy in the Death Spiral we see playing out today.  Very Clearly, a Portal to 5D.

Original Blessing 8

July 9, 2020

We can’t really say we’re entering a new Time Province now that we’re past the 9 July 2020 Rebirth Energy (Haumea Station), because the “new” Energy has been with us all along, and really we should read the 9 July Energy and the 11 July (till 2pm PDT) Energy (Chiron Stationary in 10 Aries) together as one event.  But Sheesh, it’s complicated enough as it is.  At least we can interpret their co-incidence as Rebirth without our Victimhood (Haumea [Rebirth] and Chiron [Despair and Miracles]).

The most important part of the 11 July chart is a Yin Gate (consisting of a Mystic Rectangle split by an Opposition across the centers of the short ends of the Mystic Rectangle), meaning what we call a Mystery School, wherein we Learn to be Comfortable with Paradox, with two or more Mutually Exclusive Phenomena happening at the same time.  It’s only the Mind that’s Either/Or.  The Universe is Both/And.  So if we encounter Mutual Exclusivity, we know that it’s in the Mind of the Observer, and not in the Observed Reality.  Here’s the Yin Gate, drawn in heavy lines…

We recognize a Yin Gate quickly from its two adjacent green Xs behind a red “asterisk,” or three long red lines (Oppositions).  There’s a lot we could read in a Yin Gate – for instance, the diagonal red Oppositions kernelize the meaning of the blue rectangle (Mystic Rectangle, “Mystic” because the ratio between its long and short sides is the “Golden Ratio” of Sacred Geometry).  And the four green lines (Quincunxes) provide us a lot to be Curious about.  But the Bottom Line of a Yin Gate, the Paradox itself, lies in the central long red line (Opposition, in this case asteroids Juno and Sappho Opposing Moon, Mars, Chiron, and asteroid Heracles).

So, what manner of Left-Brain interpretation would we assign to that?  Chiron by itself (which is the Star of the chart, being Stationary) is about the Ego Death necessary to Abandon Victimhood in favor of the Unknown that lies beyond it.  Moon-Mars is about Instinctual Action.  And Heracles was one of Zeus’s Hit Men, executing a contract on the Icons of the Matriarchy in order to make it Safe for the emerging Patriarchy.  That was Then but this is Now, and the Patriarchy is Obsolete.  So what’s Heracles doing here now?  Well, it was Heracles that helped himself to the Sacred Wine that Pholus was to have been Protecting, causing the Melee that killed Pholus and others, and Wounded Chiron himself.  Both Chiron and Heracles are, through different dramas and at different times, both mortal and immortal – an interesting twist.  It’s complicated already, and we haven’t even gotten to the Opposition.

So let’s just Anal-ytically interpret this Complex as Identity Confusion and the Mess it Causes, as we Act in ways that everyone Misinterprets, ruining all of our Relationships.  The other side, Sappho-Juno, is easy – it’s just Expanding our Consciousness (Juno) into Unconditional Self-Love (Sappho).  So, as Social Beings, we might consider this Opposition, using our Left-Brain, to be about Resolving our Identity Conflicts to Improve our Relationships as Mirrors for Unconditional Self-Love.  We might even be able to pull that off, if we Poor-Sweethearted ourself for having Identity Conflicts.

You perhaps begin to see how Deceptive the Left-Brain can be.  If we have to have it Mirrored to us from Others, it’s not Unconditional, is it.  Rather than trying to Puzzle this out more Intellectually, let’s go back to what we should have done in the first place, and Recognize that we have something Important and Surprising and Unexpected to Learn here, something Consciousness-Expanding about Victimhood, Intuitive Action, Codependence, and Self-Love, that’s likely to Change our Identity and lead to our Rebirth.  While we disparage the Anal-ytical approach, we also Recognize how useful it is as foreplay, because it Attunes us to the Issues, setting the stage for Intuition to be Motivated to appear.  But if our Mind isn’t Blown, we’re on the wrong track!  And Remember that the Paradox will be Different for each of us!

We’ll look at the full 11 July chart next…

But first, I want to hum a few bars from a video that my colleague Isaac George sent me today, by surgeon Jerry Tenant, MD.  After three viruses invaded and destroyed his brain, he spent what little Energy and Attention he had left Researching how he might put his Humpty-Dumpty Self back together again…

“As soon as I realized that everything in the universe is based in physics – not chemistry – I began to get well…  Cells need -25 millivolts of energy to run correctly [pH 7.4] and -50 millivolts of energy to make new cells.  All chronic disease is characterized by having inadequate voltage…  We [also] need all the materials that are necessary to make new cells.  This is called ’nutrition’ and requires a functional digestive system including stomach acid.  We [also] must deal with any toxins that destroy cells as fast as we make them.  The most common toxins are heavy metals like Mercury, dental toxins, and… the pesticide called RoundUp (glyphosate).”  (minutes 8.37ff)

I don’t know if this is the Paradox Epiphany I’m scheduled to receive, or only part of it, but the video certainly filled a lot of gaps in my Grokking of Biology, and created many more.  I suspect it’s just a Teaser for the real thing that’s still in the oven…

Rebirth Full Moon III

June 17, 2019

Prominent Feature Number Four is easy.  Our Merger of Instinct and Genius (Moon-Ixion Conjunct) sits in front of the Galactic Center.  That means several things.  It means that everything we’ve said should be multiplied by itself several times when we’re determining Importance.  It means that Headquarters is sick of the Petty Huper Ego screwing up our end of the Galaxy, and is making it very Clear that we need to get our Shit together instead of bathing in it.  It means that whatever Illusions we have about Making a Difference, are just Ego Trips – the notion that we’re In Charge here is a Cosmic Joke.  We just need to Surrender and Live the Best Life we can.

The fifth Big Banana in the 17 June Full Moon chart is what astrologers call a “Grand Cross.”  It should be a lot Bigger Deal than it actually is, because it consists of four LifeLong Frustrations (T-Squares) back to back.  But that very back-to-backness means they actually abet one another in weird ways, so a Grand Cross person is more likely to be a High Achiever and Skilled Multi-Tasker than a Champion of Frustration.  Rather than four Frustrations, it’s more Realistic, Empirically, to look at a Grand Cross as two intertwined Dichotomies (Oppositions).

We’ve already been discussing Dichotomies, so we’re on somewhat familiar Ground.  Let’s examine each of them…

  • While we’re Aware that Our Life as We Have Known It is falling apart, we’re also Conscious that Rebirth is in the air (dwarf planet Haumea Conjunct asteroid Veritas), so Ambiguity is rife.  On the other hand, we can see, with our own eyes and through the eyes of Others, that there are things in our Life that we can no longer Ignore (asteroid Klotho Conjunct dwarf planet Eris).  These seem almost Complimentary, so where is the Dichotomy?

That’s for us to Discover.  Astrology often makes synonyms Opposites, and we just have to Live with it.  For instance, we could hypothesize that our Fear about having to Face something we’ve been Ignoring is juxtaposed against our Intuitive Excitement about an Impending Future Feeling very Close at hand.  Wall Street’s maxim that a Bull Market “climbs a Wall of Worry” is a timely example.  We have no idea what’s going to Happen, but we know Something is, and it’s likely to be Big.

If we’re Comfortable with our Pluridimensional Intuition, we know that all Dichotomies are Fake News, because the Universe is a lot more complicated than that.  But if we Live in our Dualistic “Left” Brain, not knowing whether to reach for our Pinstripe Suit or our Life Jacket can be torturous.

  • One end of the second Dichotomy is about Getting Conscious of the Places where we Lack Self-Love or Overestimate ourself (asteroids Sappho and Juno Conjunct).  The other end is about Questioning whether we can Trust our Self-Confidence, or Trusting it Blindly (Pluto Conjunct dwarf planet Chariklo).  If we’re in a tight situation, making a Dichotomy out of these two could either Delight us or Terrify us.  “Excellent!  I know where to beef up my Self-Love!” or “OMG, what if they Notice that I’m Faking It!”
  • You can probably Imagine how the Confluence of these two Dichotomies can result in either a Nervous Breakdown, or a flurry of High-Functioning Multi-Tasking.  If we have to prepare for two possible Futures and we’re a dynamite Multi-Tasker (for example, we have a natal Grand Cross), we can stockpile Dinty Moore and Water in the garage, while we Pretend to be Hypercompetent in our make-or-break bid for the New Big-Money Client or the New Position and the Big Raise.  If we can only Focus on one Thing at once (for example, we don’t have a natal Grand Cross), we could be making a Choice, Questioning ourself, and swimming in Anxiety.

The Bottom Line is that there are very many high-profile Uncertainties in our World today.  Is it too late to sell the house at the Beach?  If I Go For Broke here will I be losing money on every transaction and hoping to make up for it on the volume?  The kids are still in school – I can’t just move to Kentucky and hope that factory doesn’t close too!  Which option will keep me out of jail and out of the hospital – Lie at the border, or tell them I’m bringing back $3,000 worth of Insulin?

Well, astrology does offer a clue here (Prominent Feature #6).  One of the four corners of the Grand Gross is more of a Blessing than a Frustration (the Haumea-Veritas T-Square is a Diamond Star or Self-Resolving Challenge).  So there’s a greater probability that the Impending Rebirth that we can Sense, will Save our Ass.  The clue even suggests a Course of Action – Acknowledge our Fear of the Unknown, and Trust our Skillset to find a path out of the Wilderness if necessary (the Finger of God that converts the T-Square to a Diamond Star is based on the Sextile between dwarf planet Sedna and asteroid Karma – Remember we have Good Karma too!).

♥ A few more items left, so have patience, we don’t need to hurry.  The impact of New and Full Moons is felt more after the event, so we’re still okay…

Golden Rectangle

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Boundaries

February 9, 2019

Boundaries were prominent during the Sedna Station, as the Pallas-Haumea-Aletheia (Boundaries-Rebirth-Truth) Stellium (group of 3 or more planets) Squared the Nodes – which means that it is Important to our Life Path, and Opposed Uranus-Mars-Eris (Soul-Action-Revelation) – implying that we’d be Learning enough about what we’ve been Denying that we’d be Feeling Reborn with Boundaries that are less Defensive of the Ego, and more Welcoming to the Soul.

That Specific Ambient Energy has moved on now that the Sedna Station is Complete, but once we stopped Screaming and started Noticing what was happening, we probably Learned enough from its Passing, that as we move away from it we’ll be Noticing that our Resistance to Self-Love has Softened.

What hasn’t “gone away” is the Pallas-Haumea-Aletheia Stellium, as our next serious astroevent is an 18 February (9am PST) Pallas Station in the last Degree of Libra.  So whatever it was that we Learned, and whatever Introduced itself uninvited, around Boundaries during the Sedna Station and the Juno-Sedna Conjunction that preceded it, we’ll be Developing and Extending it for the next ten days.

Pallas is turning Retrograde, so it won’t move into Scorpio till the end of August, and it backs up over the last twenty Degrees of Libra.  It takes about four years for Pallas to run the Zodiac once, so divide your age by four and you’ll know how many times you’ve Iterated your Experience with Boundaries on the Spiral of Growth that is your current Lifetime.

Every four years when Pallas moves into Libra, we first Meet Other Anew, and after two years in the Personal half of the Zodiac, I’m sure it’s always a Shock.  In the second ten Degrees of Libra, we’re reinventing our Boundaries with Groups of Other, and in the third we get Confused about where we End and Other Begins – we’ve been here in this Confusion of Boundaries since New Years, and we’ll be here through early April.

Confusion of course is the first stage of Growth, so it’s a Positive thing if we can drop our Resistance to it.  We’re basically Debriefing what we’ve Learned about Other in this four-year Pallas Zodiacaloop, so we can be ready for Pallas in Scorpio, where we Deeply Fathom what this whole Me-Other business is all about.  We could be moving out of Codependence, or moving into Unity, and most likely Both, in different arenas of our Lives.  Other, of course, isn’t just Other Hupers.

Stationing as it is on a Cusp, Pallas joins several other planets Dancing on Cusps.  Juno Enters Gemini on 10 February (8:30 pm PST), Eurydike Enters Capricorn on 13 February (am PST), and Chiron finally Re-Enters Aries on 18 February (1am PST).

Juno barely dipped her toe into Gemini during October (she never got beyond the first Degree), but now she Dances all the way across it, until mid-April.  Juno in Taurus (since last July) has probably made Growth in Consciousness slower and stickier; in Gemini we’re likely to be Experimenting with all manner of Weird Notions, as we eagerly Explore the Edges of our Limitations.  We’ll be Growing by leaps and bounds, though we may not know it, because it will all Feel so Strange at first.

Juno will Dance with asteroid Nemesis (Ego Death) in mid-March, cross dwarf planet Chaos (Unlimited Potential) in early April, and chase Sappho (Self-Love), catching up in early June.  Chaos Initiating Juno should be Life-Changing.

Gauntlet V – Revelation New Moon

April 14, 2018

I must be Denying some element of Truth, because it’s been kind of a hard day for me.  Probably my sugar Addiction.  As for the Strong elements of the Truth/Veritas-Stationary chart…

  • Choosing to Expose our Essence (Lachesis-Eris-Sun) probably wins this lottery, as it’s a corner of both the Grand Cross (red square and cross) and the Grand Trine (blue Triangle)

There’s an additional vote for this Stellium (group of planets) being the Strong point of the Veritas Station chart – tomorrow’s New Moon (7pm PDT 15 April) is in the same place, extending the impact of the Station chart for another several weeks. 

Dwarf planet Eris is all about Revealing what’s been Denied, often with Ego-Death consequences – hence Eris’s Reputation for Dischord among the Stuck-in-the-Mud set.  And Lachesis is about Measuring the length of a Timeline.  When we’re dealing with Consciousness – aka Choice – then, it’s about Choosing to prematurely End or posthumously Extend a Timeline (which is a temporary or characteristic theme in a Lifetime) relative to its “Fated” Expiration.

The new Lachesis-Eris Cycle began at 2pm PDT today, 14 April, at 24 Aries, “Blown inward by the wind, the curtains of an open window take the shape of a cornucopia.”  Remember that Denial is a Healthy Response to Ego-breakthroughs that we aren’t ready to deal with yet.  Trying to break an Ego prematurely usually leads to backlash and Ego entrenchment.  Look at what happens when you try to break someone else’s Ego with insults – you trigger the other person’s Ego Defenses.  The five-year Lachesis-Eris Cycle is about being Able to Choose if, when, and How to make significant Changes to our Ego.

So then, do I Choose to End my sugar Addiction?  Well, it’s not that Easy to squelch an Addiction, is it.  But Notice that it is in my Consciousness, which is one of the first steps.  So I can PIAVA to end or modify it to make it Life-Affirming, if it isn’t already – Self-Love/Sappho is Merged with Edges of Consciousness/Juno after all. 

Maybe I’ll have an All Organic Go Raw Sprouted Pumpkin Seed Bar with 5g of sugar instead of a Cascadian Farm Organic Honey Roasted Nut Protein Chewy Bar with 10g.  I know, they’re both Prefab Food, but I just had a big bowl of homemade Soup of Wildcrafted Fresh Nettles, organic Shiitakes, organic Farmers-Market Rhubarb, organic Onion, organic Bone Broth, and homegrown Garlic, Oregano, and Thyme, so I may survive.

Speaking of which…

  • Loving the Edges of our Consciousness as alternative to Ego Death (Sappho-Juno) also heads a Diamond Star

Now this one could be a Life-Changer if we take advantage of it.  A Diamond Star is an Emphatic (Finger of God) Challenge to Mastery (T-Square) made Easy by Grace (the Trine-Sextile Lace connecting the bases of the T-Square and Yod).  What if we broke the Karmic Dread-Reaction that most of have to Ego Death, and replaced it with a surge of Excitement and Love about the Liberation from Limitation that we’re about to Receive!  That would definitely be Life-Changing.

The 17-year Sappho-Juno Cycle began on 13 March at 9 Pisces, “A jockey spurs his horse, intent on outdistancing his rivals.”  Whoa, Competitive Love!  Well, if we’re Competing with ourself to see if we can Embrace the next Ego Death better than we Embraced the last one, that’s probably a fine use of Competition, which is after all a normal Huper Urge, even if we sneer at it as the Fundament of the Patriarchy.  And there’s no reason Competition can’t be Friendly, and even coexist with Collaboration.

The apparent Contradistinction that Powers the Challenge to Mastering such Edgy Self-Love involves our Forbidden Genius (Ixion) and our Unlimited Potential (dwarf planet Chaos), with our Forbidden Genius Channeling (Conjunct) the Galactic Center.  We could easily interpret this as Galactic HQ giving us orders to Open Up our Forbidden Genius.  The Grace is provided by Easy Relationships between Unlimited Potential, Stationary Truth/Veritas, Rebirth/Haumea, and Hidden Genius.

  • New Beginnings (Klotho) are Important because they head a Diamond Star (T-Square and Yod pointing to same planet)

This one is tightly Integrated with the previous two Configurations, as the base of the New Beginnings Challenge to Mastery involves Rebirth/Haumea and Choosing to Expose our Essence (Lachesis-Eris-New Moon), and the Lace of Grace involves Unlimited Potential/Chaos and Truth/Stationary Veritas.

The Unx Angle (the short green lines) reflects the Twelfth Harmonic, Pattern-Breaking.  They’re drawn lightly in the Truth-Station chart in the previous post, but they’re an important key to our success as Self-Transformation, since without them we Change not at all.  They connect Loving our Edges (Sappho-Juno) with Choosing Insights (Lachesis-Eris-New Moon), Embracing Fear as Power (Sedna and Kegels), Unlimited Potential (Chaos), and Truth Squared (Aletheia and Stationary Veritas).

Finally, we neglected to include what might be the most immediate Challenge of this Truth Station, the Challenge between Truth/Veritas and Embracing Fear as Power/Sedna.  If you’re having trouble seeing Fear as Power, look at what it does to the Body – it can give you extraordinary Powers of Flight, Fight, or Freeze that arise directly from the Unconscious, without your Volition.  Have you Experienced the equation “Fear Plus Breathing Equals Excitement”?  And next time you’re watching a Scary movie, try Fear Plus Kegels to see how they Change your Experience of your Body and your Surroundings.

This is the Waxing Square in the six-year Veritas-Sedna Cycle that began in June 2016 at 26 Taurus, “A Spanish gallant serenades his beloved,” which is to say, at least during this Cycle, Fear Enchants Truth.  Certainly being Honest with ourself about our Fears (which after all are highly correlated with our Held Emotions) is a requirement for Authenticity and Yintegrity and all things Fifth-Dimensional.

At the Waxing Square, the Energy of a Cycle Emerges from Underground and enters the Mainstream.  Veritas, now moving forward again, is working toward it’s third Waxing Square to Sedna; the first occurred mid-October 2017 (when the Emergence from the Unconscious of a “new” Fear may have Shocked us), the second late March 2018 (when we would have Learned more about this new-to-our-Ego Fear), and this third one will Complete 13 May.  At this third event we’re scheduled to gain Confidence in our command of the Truth about our Fears.