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November II – Let My Money Go

October 30, 2015

We can consider Wondering What Mask Will Go Next to be “November I”…

That described our Adventures in Self-Knowing, Self-Empathy, and, if we do it “right,” Curiosity and Wonder; this extends till November 10.   We have several other interesting processes going on early in the month as well.  Then things get pretty busy Mid-month.  We get to meet a couple more of the new dwarf planets up close and personal, though we’ll have to squint to distinguish their influence from our more familiar planetary friends, as the events pile up on one another.   The Galaxy is still handing down some pretty firm instructions that if we want to jet-propel our happy Survival in the Future, we need to Let Go of what we don’t really need, especially Beliefs that no longer serve us, and Identities based on Privilege, but “stuff” too.  This Energy will be with us for the rest of the year.

The Quaoar-Chariklo-Hylonome (Survival Rules-Beauty and Charm-Ego Death) Stellium on the Galactic Center (Headquarters) is still T-Squaring (Mastery through Challenge) the Nodes (Linear Time), with Vesta (Unconscious Beliefs) sitting on the South Node (our Habituation) and Makemake (Manifestation) on the North (our Destiny, should we choose to accept it).

Some big Relationship Transformation are upon us, especially our Relationships with our Self, as Fear subsides and we realize that we could leap into Infinite Impossibility by taking more Responsibility for our Pathological Genius.  If we don’t jump at this opportunity in the first few days of the month, New Information may arrive by the end of the first week to catapult us out of our Lazy-Boy.  If you missed our recent article on Pathological Genius, look under “Path…” in the “Categories” column to the right; it’s a loaded term that you don’t want to misinterpret.

Venus and Mars (Heiros Gamos, or Union of the Inner Lad and Inner Lass) Conjoin on 2 November.  It’s not an Initiation or Can-Opener; that occurred last spring, and Venus is just catching up to Mars after her Descent of Inanna.  The Cycle is 2 Aries, “A comedian reveals human nature: The capacity to look objectively at oneself and other.”  They aren’t alone in their Lovebed (Your mother’s ghost stands at your shoulder, but Ixion is involved, so you know somebody’s going to break the rules): the Conjunction T-Squares the Opposition between Chaos (Unlimited Potential) and Pholus-Ixion (Responsibility-Rascal), and Trines Sedna (Action Taken out of Fear).

The Venus-Chaos and Mars-Chaos Cycles are at their Waxing Squares, or the place where they become permanent.  Venus-Chaos is “A large archaic volume reveals a traditional wisdom” (19 Gemini, April 2015) and the Mars-Chaos Cycle is about “A modern cafeteria displays an abundance of food, products of many regions” (20 Gemini, June 2015).  Great to have that option, but Eating Local is more Sustainable.  The Squares to Pholus-Ixion are Waning – Water under the bridge.  We’ve already invested our Passions in our Pathological Genius; now it’s time to sit still and watch what happens.  Meanwhile, more swingers want in…

On 6 November (while Venus crosses the North Node and lights up the Nodal T-Square), Haumea (Rebirth) Opposes Eris (Revelation of Denial – Epiphany if you’re open to it).  This isn’t a Can-Opener either; that occurred last November – keep a journal?  These two will dance together till the end of the decade.  Venus-Mars makes a Quincunx Bridge (Curiosity helps a lot) to this Opposition, and the two Oppositions (Haumea to Eris and Chaos to Pholus-Ixion, the base of the Venus-Mars T-Square) create a Golden Rectangle (Graceful Integration of the Dichotomies).  That is, Chaos Trines Haumea (we could be reborn as anything we Want – or anything we worry too much about if we Choose Anxiety over Intention) and Pholus-Ixion Trines Eris (the New Information is likely to permit – or force – us to Take Responsibility for our Pathological Genius).

This isn’t just another realignment with your paramour.  It’s a major Initiation into the Alternate Culture that will parallel Vulture Capitalism as it rides off into the Sunset with all the Money.  If we substitute a return to Community, Letting the Money Go could be a huge blessing.  The Money Economy might feel the Abandonment around 6 November.

Meanwhile, the Jupiter-Chiron Opposition Can-Opener is exact.  The Jupiter-Chiron Cycle is a powerful one.  The Initiation was May 2009 at 27 Aquarius, “Fresh violets in an ancient pottery bowl,” simultaneous with the famous Chiron-Neptune Opposition (look up “Chiron-Neptune” in the “Categories” if you haven’t been following us for years; this is Big) and with both Chiron and Neptune Standing Still.

When a planet Stands Still (aka is Stationary), it’s at the peak of its Power.  

Imagine Zeus (Jupiter) kneeling with head bowed while the God of the Unconscious Sea places his trident on one of Zeus’s shoulders, and the Ultimate Healer places one hoof on the other shoulder.  It’s as if the Patriarchy was swearing an oath to serve the Goddess’s generals.  This is a preliminary blooming of this development.

Let’s review briefly just to remind how Big this is.  The current Jupiter-Chiron event is a preliminary peak of the much larger Chiron-Neptune Cycle.  Chiron-Neptune Cycles are about Despair and Miracles in the Cultural Unconscious.  The current Cycle began with the Derivatives Crisis of 2007-8 (which the 1% and it’s lapdog media successfully blamed on the Victims of the 1%’s Greed).  The previous Cycle began on the very day that Japan surrendered at the end of World War II.  The end of War created a major Economic disruption, as combatants sought civilian employment, and Arms manufacturers sought alternative markets – the explosives became the artificial fertilizers and the poison gases became the pesticides and pharmaceuticals that have since shortened your lifespan.  The Cycle prior to that was Initiated when much-oversold bonds that financed the US transcontinental railroads collapsed.  It began what was then called the Great Depression, which was renamed the Long Depression in order to honor the Greatness of the Depression of the 1930s.  It lasted from 1890 till World War I.

21st Century III – Rebirth of Sustainability

October 21, 2015

Who’s Who in the Sustainability Movement will speak in The Search for Sustainability, a 12-day free online series of documentary videos about “The imminent 911 global emergency of the health and sustainability of humanity and the planet.”  Names I recognize include Doug Simons, Toby Hemenway, Paul Wheatley, Mike Adams, Sergei Boutenko, Gabriel Cousins, Marjory Wildcraft, plus many others I’m looking forward to meeting.  The format is one video a day from 1 to 12 November, each online for 24 hours.  Sign up at…

“September Was the Most Extreme Month in 136 Years of Heat Records.  This new milestone follows the hottest summer on record, the hottest start to a year on record, the hottest 12 months on record, the hottest calendar year on record (2014) and the hottest decade on record.”  — Bloomberg, 10/21/2015

The dwarf planet Ceres, the only dwarf planet between Mars and Jupiter, represents Sustainability – Ceres as in Cereal, Grain, Sustenance.  All ’round the Globe, Ceres was Rising as the clock was striking midnight on 1/1/2000.  “Rising” means “coming into Awareness” or “worn on the sleeve.”  The dwarf planet Haumea is a “Plutoid,” hanging out with Pluto in the Reaches.  Pele’s daughter, Haumea is a Fertility Goddess.  We usually interpret the dwarf planet Haumea as Rebirth.  While we’ve always held that Sustainability and its proactive complement Sustenance (eliminating the unnecessary) will be a major theme during the 21st Century, the presence of Haumea multiplies this interpretation exponentially, augurs optimism, and promises a whole new ballgame ahead of us.

Haumea Initiated Ceres on 19 January 2000 at 8 Libra, “A blazing fireplace in a deserted home.”  Rudhyar interprets that to indicate that Spirit is always ready to welcome us Home.  Of course the symbol brings to mind many metaphors for the behavior of Western European Culture, which is easily seen as tearing the singles off the roof in late Fall to heat the house. 

Ceres-Haumea-Ascendant makes a Trine Bridge across the Nodal Axis in the 1/1/2000 chart, and Venus-Vesta (Aligning Values and Unconscious Beliefs) makes another, forming a Double Bridge of three Sextiles across the Nodes – extremely fortuitous.  Venus-Vesta are joined by dwarf planets Ixion (our Pathological Genius) and Quaoar (Laws the Promote Survival).  The Initiations:

  • Vesta-Venus (Aligning Values and Beliefs, 10 Sagittarius, “A tropical representation of a golden-haired Goddess of Opportunity“)
  • Ixion-Venus (Embracing our Pathological Genius , 5 Sagittarius, “An old Owl sits alone on the branch of a large Tree“)
  • Ixion-Vesta (Pathological Unconscious Beliefs, also 5 Sagittarius)
  • Quaoar-Venus (Discipline of Walking in Beauty, 8 Sagittarius, “Within the depths of the Earth new elements are being formed“)
  • Quaoar-Vesta (Beliefs that we’ll Die if certain criteria aren’t met, also 8 Sagittarius)

The Venus Cycles span about a year, the Vesta Cycles about four years, but here at the Birth of the Century, they all apply for a hundred years.

We’re Blessed with a “Golden Opportunity” to Align our Unconscious Beliefs with our Values in this Century.  That’ll be very hard to do without bringing our Beliefs into Consciousness, where they can be reviewed for consistency with the edicts of our Heart.  We see loads of wannabe Politicians trying to align their spoken Values with their Unconscious Prejudices, with laughable results.  It only works that way among the small number of peers who share your Prejudice, unless a Master Hater can persuade everyone to accept the same scapegoat.  History is full of those, but modern Communications, if they aren’t captured by the Power Class, may ameliorate this.  Hate may work in a country like the US, where the medium of propaganda is owned by Money and where the tyranny of the majority is baked into the Political system, but not for long; Money is too smart to cut off potential customers.  This may be why the Corporations are forming their own supranational governments (WTO, NAFTA, TPP, et al.), to bypass civil government strategies that have been shattered by modern Communication and the way they permit Extremists to find one another easily.

Part of Aligning our Unconscious Beliefs with our Heart requires that we get in touch with and honor the portion of our Pathological Genius which derives from our Spiritual Mission, and differentiate it from the portion that derives from our Wounds.  Both portions supersede civil and military rules, one supporting Progress and the other Depravity.  We’re likely to encounter a lot of both as each of us wrestles with these malevolent Demons, benevolent Daemons, and shining Diamonds, and we try to pry them away from the Archetypes that have captured them.  There may be four corps of people who Support, Obfuscate, or flee from these processes; people who Identify with superficially positive goals but care more about process than result (Zealots of various stripes), folks who Identify with Fear and refuse to allow alternatives to their Beliefs (such as the Medical Cartel), people who are Motivated by Fear to try to be Invisible (many of whom have become refugees from Conflict or Poverty), people who try to stand up and Speak Truth (many of whom will get shot).

Ixion and Quaoar have very similar orbits, and while Ixion is only three and a quarter degrees short of Quaoar on 1/1/2000, it takes until 2037 for Ixion to catch up to Quaoar.  So we have to simply consider their Relationship (the Laws within which our Pathological Genius must operate) to be In the Void.  It appears that Ixion has been Balsamic to Quaoar since at least as far back as the Swiss Ephemeris tracks them.  Which means that…

There are no Limits or Rules that our Pathological Genius must follow, nor anyone else’s Pathological Genius.  In a couple of decades may find that our cage indeed has bars, but right now it’s the “Wild West” as far as Creativity goes.  We could even attribute the endemic and ridiculous Terror of Death to this relationship, as a Reaction to the “fact” that, Unconsciously, we see no reason why we can’t Live forever.  Which of course is what our Consciousness does; it’s just that most Hupers Identify with their Body (or Job or Wealth or …) rather than with their Timeless Spirit.  Maybe we’ll figure that out by 2037.

These two Trine Bridges, Ceres-Haumea-Ascendant and Venus-Vesta-Ixion-Quaoar, Bridge and ameliorate not only the Nodal Axis, but also the T-Square formed by Centaur and dwarf planet Pholus (Taking Full Responsibility), which Squares the Nodes.

The Challenge to Earth and Hupers in the 21st Century is to Take Full Responsibility for the Past and Future.  That means being Willing to Heal our Wounds from the Past, and being Willing to Respond to the Challenges presented by the Future.  This is not a question of Ability, that’s clearly there.  It’s purely a question of Willingness, a question of whether Humanity is Willing to Let Go of Individual gain for the sake of Collective Survival.  The growing Awareness that Sustainability is not optional, and the Examination of disparities between our Values and our Unconscious Beliefs, are both tools to make that course easier.