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Surrendering to the Unknown IV – Equinox

September 21, 2017

Being relatively close in both Time and Degree, the September Equinox chart echos the Hylonome-Juno Initiation chart (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/09/21/surrendering-to-the-unknown-ii/).  The Main Effect is again the Self-Love Challenge (Sappho T-Square), but this time Endings (Atropos) and Abuse (Nessus) have fallen out of the equation, leaving just Values (Venus) and Intrusive Memories (OR10) in the base of the T-Square. 

Our Values can be very strong, but they can be determined by our Programming more than our Heart.  The Question here is, do our Values stand up to the Test of Self-Love when they’re assaulted by Mindstuff full of Big Bummers?  Even PTSD-quality Bummers?  Are we, as Dan’s Arcturian friends in the previous installment suggested we might be, still running Evasion Tactics to hold our Bummers at arm’s length?  What exactly Triggered your Lust for that last piece of Chocolate?  When our Archetypes are embedded in Habits so deep that they rival Breathing, just locating them is tough, let along Letting these old friends Go.  They once saved our ass; don’t we still owe them tribute?

The Equinox itself Conjoins another upcoming Test, a Test of the Clarity of our Perception (the Makemake-Vesta Initiation, Squaring the Equinox).  There are Secret 5D Levers embedded all over 3D “Reality.”  If we can see them, Manifesting What We Want is Effortless.  If we can’t see them, it may be Impossible instead.  The Secret Levers lie behind the Blind Spots in our Consciousness.  Whatever is Hardest for you to Create, is Easy for someone else.  You probably Envy them.  But they may have great Difficulty Creating what you can Conjure in your sleep. 

It may take three or four or more of you to complete your Envy circle.  Joe may be Abundant in Money but Scarce in Love.  Abigail might be Secure about Food but Suffer from perennial Pennilessness.  Louise might be Anxious about her Health but never Lacking for Love.  Carlos might Worry about Food but Enjoy Good Health.  The four of you, if you could get past Envy and Greed, would make a very Strong Community.   You’d make an even better Team of Archetype-Busters.  If Abigail and Joe put their heads and Hearts together, they might be able to Identify Abigail’s Money-Scarcity Archetype. 

That would take a lot of Neutrality, but it would produce Results at least part of the time.  Of course, there may be no relationship between the Archetypes behind Joe’s good Money Karma and Abby’s desperate Need, but they still may have much to teach one another.  Good Karma is an Archetype too.  It’s a lot more fun than the alternative, but positive Archetypes cloud our Vision too.  If you take your good Karma for granted, or Fear for its Loss, in the final analysis it may not really be so good.

The worst kind of Despair is Unconscious Despair – when we no longer even Dream about What We Want because we really no longer Believe that it’s Possible.  We get to this place when we lose all contact with our Forbidden Genius, who may have been exiled for Lifetimes.  There is always a trace somewhere.  When you’re drowsy, what Daydreams slip in unbidden?  You may already have Dismissed them by the time you would Notice them.  PIAVA that you can see them again, Lovingly and Gently.

The Life Force (Varuna) Finger of God has now attracted a crowd – Sustainability, Truth, and more Memories (Ceres-Aletheia-Mnemosyne).  Now we are invited to follow not just Enlivening Energy, but the sort of Truly Sustainable Enlivenment that we can actually Remember.  Maybe a moment, soon lost, in your current Lifetime, that rang a bell?  Maybe a vague recurring Dream of Lemuria?

We haven’t talked about the Unxes – “Unx” means one twelfth, the Twelfth Harmonic, which is about Pattern-Breaking.  We draw them as short green lines, and in the Equinox chart we get five of them.  Since Stepping Free of our Archetypes is definitely Pattern-Breaking, the Unxes are like our infantry.  These are…

  • Self-Love and Survival Instinct from Deep Within (Sappho Unx Quaoar-Galactic Center) – We need to remember maxims like “Selfish is Self-Loving” and “Abundance is Having Enough to Share” and “Don’t Betray your Gut to Please someone else.”
  • Self-Love and our Creative Instinct (Sappho and the Moon) – You’re on a Mission here (Moon in Scorpio); don’t fall for Distractions.
  • Creative Instinct and Breaking Through our Limiting Beliefs about What We Can Create  (Moon and Sun-Vesta-Makemake) – Once you Identify and Notice a Limiting Belief, Trust that you already do know exactly how to Liberate yourself.  No Planning, Trust that when the Time is right, you’ll strike like Lightning.
  • Limiting Beliefs and our Values (Sun-Vesta-Makemake and Venus) – Your Values, normally Reliable Guides for you, are under drastic Revision.  Look especially for Values that Define Who You Are; those are the most important Values to unlock, because they will be closely linked to your Archetypal Limitations.
  • Values to the Sustainable Life Force (Venus and Varuna-Ceres-Aletheia-Mnemosyne) – Catalog your Values.  Is the list Complete?  Imagine some Challenging scenarios; how would you Respond?  Are the corresponding Values in your list?  Take your Values in turn; does this Value Energize you?  Does it Motivate you to Action? 

Do you actually Act then, or just Imagine Acting?  If you don’t Act, why not?  Is it Fear or Shame?  Competing Values?  Is the Value really from your Heart, or from your Programming?  One reason you may not Actively Support your Values is that they aren’t True Values. 

When you find Competing Values, have them talk to one another.  Ask each one for their Positive Function.  You want to throw Caution to the Winds and Indulge your Deepest Fantasies, but you can’t.  Maybe the Competing Value isn’t really to keep you from having too much fun, but to keep you Safe.  So you need to facilitate a Negotiation between these two Values, till they figure out how to Indulge your Deepest Fantasies Safely

There’s an intriguing Configuration in the Equinox chart that I’ve never seen before, probably because I’ve never looked for it.  If you take a Trioctile (135 Degrees) and a Biquintile (144 Degrees) and a Binovile (80 Degrees) and add them together, the total is 359 Degrees.  That’s not 360, but all it would take to get to 360 would be for the Biquintile to be 145 Degrees, still well within Sensitivity on any scale.

We’ve drawn the Binovile (Meditation on Duality) in purple, the Biquintile (Learning to Accept Paradox) as a thin orange line, and the Trioctile (Balance that is both Loving and Wise) in a thick orange line. The sum of the Angles, including Sensitivity, is 142:12 +136:36 + 81:36 = 360:00, with Sensitivity of 1:36 all around.

Regarding the Trioctile as a Gift and the other Angles as, relatively, “Work,” we’d read the Binovile first, then the Biquintile, assuming that following this progression would make the Trioctile Gift available to us.  That parallels the way we read Tricolor Configurations – the Challenge (Square), when addressed with Curiosity (Quincunx), Opens to the Grace (Trine).

The Configuration is Pallas-Binovile-South Node-Biquintile-Equinox Sun-Trioctile-Pallas, and our interpretation might be Meditation on Loosening the Boundaries between our Ego and our Held (Forbidden) Emotions could Teach us about our Central Core – those Heart Vibrations that the Arcturians spoke of – and Allow us to Redraw our Boundaries so that we Defend our Heart more and our Ego less.

So, we need a name for this new Configuration. I’m being told that it’s a Key Configuration – the Key to finding a Loving and Wise Balance.  So be it.

The influence of the Equinox chart should hold pretty Strongly for the next three months, and less Strongly for the three months after that.

Waning Jupiter-Saturn Square: Confidence-Builder

May 25, 2016

GrandTrines has a nice graphic analysis of the 26 May Jupiter-Saturn Square, at …

https://grandtrines.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/jupiter-square-saturn-2016-05-26/

I’ll add some commentary.  In general, Jupiter-Saturn Squares are about tension between Extroversion and Introversion.  During duress, our Inner Extrovert gets Centered by hanging out with other people, while our Inner Introvert gets Grounded by hanging out with Ourself.  A couple of you have written about how your Guides seem to be recommending playing your cards close to the chest, apparently contrary to our preaching about Dropping Our Masks and Letting It All Hang Out.  This Extro-Intro-Vert Confusion may be part of that; see if it Changes after 26 May.  

In general, we like Safety First, and don’t recommend throwing your Pearls before Pink Animals, unless you really don’t care.  A Jupiter-Saturn Square in another sense suggests that staying Present with The Most Important Thing is more Expansively Important than usual, and the Most Important Thing for the next few weeks is to get Honest with yourself.  Getting Honest with other people is very Important if it’s an Important Relationship.  Of course we’d all be better off if we were all completely Honest with one another, but Idealism is not a game you can win.

We’ve mentioned that this particular Jupiter-Saturn Square is likely to kick off an economic decline, but that’s another story – see, for instance, https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/august-september-iii/ .  This is the third occurrence of this Square, so it’s a Confidence-Builder.  The Changes it heralds will serve us in good stead as we endure the next four years of relative Scarcity.  What do you suppose it means that it coincides with a major shift in our Yintegrity?

GrandTrines mentions a couple of interesting Quintile Yods in the Jupiter-Saturn chart, one focused on Juno (the Edges of Consciousness) and the other on Uranus (Yintegrity).  

  • The Juno QYod is from a base of Sun and Chiron: it’s time to Learn to bring our Bummers up into Consciousness and deal with them as Masks rather than bottom-line Truths.  As Bill Plotkin puts it (Wild Mind p.138-9)…

“When an Inner Critic is operating outside our awareness, we notice only how bad we feel about ourselves, which we probably attribute to the fact that we must objectively be deplorable or inadequate.  We passively accept our deficiencies or even our contemptibility.”

“When we know what we’re doing, we consciously choose to royally perform a degradation ceremony upon our very own poor selves.  We know we’re doing it and we feel we deserve it.”

“In contrast, our Nurturing Generative Adult protects and nurtures us by encouraging adequate preparation and conditioning, offering helpful suggestions and guidelines, self-care when things go adversely, and skills for improving less-than-optimal circumstances for both self and others.”

Our Nurturing Generative Adult would start by Tapping it Out.

  • The Uranus QYod is based on Mars and the North Node: it’s time to Learn to Assertively pursue the missing pieces in our Yintegrity, and our Mission and Deepest Desires.  Uranus and Eris are only half a Degree apart here, and Eris is as much a part of the focus of this QYod as Uranus: we need to also assertively pursue any inconsistencies in our Storyline.  Exactly Why is it, again, that we can’t Live in Yintegrity, Honor our Deepest Desires, and move toward our Mission?  Well, what if we Could?  What if we asked Ganesh to Remove All Obstacles to doing exactly that?  Scary, eh?

The Kite that GrandTrines delineates points to the South Node, even though Jupiter Amplifies the North Node.  Pluto and Mercury sit on the crossbar.  This brings a lot of Grace (Grand Trine) into our Reconsideration of whether or not we’re Victim to our Karma, or just a willing participant in our repetitive Patterns (South Node), a good deal of Persistence in disallowing backpedaling (Pluto), and alert Awareness for bringing the degree of our Commitment into Consciousness (Mercury).

And of course we have a very different interpretation of the Mjolnir, or Thor’s Hammer.  Thor’s Hammer, like Ganesh, overcame Obstacles, it didn’t necessarily obliterate them.  If you examine the parallel between the Norse Mjolnir and the Hindu Vajra – the Nordic languages derive from Sanskrit – we see that one of the strongest commonalities is the theme of Lightning.  Thor’s Hammer overcomes Obstacles through Illumination, not Violence, though it may be shocking – and dangerous to an Olde Ego that’s Identified with Darkness.  

So we interpret a Mjolnir as Epiphany or Insight.  What others call a “Sesquisquare” (the arms of a Mjolnir) we call a Trioctile.  The Eighth Harmonic is about bringing things back into Balance, and the Third Harmonic is about Compassion.  An intelligent view of Health considers Disease to be one of the Body’s ways to restore Balance.  So yes, a Thor’s Hammer could feel uncomfortable, as it brings Imbalance into our Awareness.

The focus of this week’s Mjolnir is Pluto – Transformation, and the base comprises Venus and Astraea – Values and Innocence.  With Pluto we don’t get to choose whether to be Transformed, but we get to influence how we get our Trance Reformed.  Venus is in Gemini (finding our Values to be Flexible, especially Values based on Experiences that we’ve outgrown) and Astraea is in Virgo (Who, Me?).  We summarize Pluto in Capricorn as “Just Fix It.”  Behind Astraea stands the Royal Star Regulus.  Regulus promises success but warns us to eschew Revenge.

We don’t believe it’s a coincidence that Vesta (Unconscious Beliefs) Initiates Venus two days after the Jupiter-Saturn Square, and Orcus (Oath-Breaking) Initiates Astraea a week after.  We can easily consider the Mjolnir to be Pluto to Venus-Vesta-Sun and Astraea-Orcus.  Orcus is about Punishing Oath-Breakers – the Guilt we feel when we betray an ancient Trust such as our promise to Mom that we’d never do that.  Once we realize that we’ve outgrown that Oath/Mask, our Values Change.  And while our initial reaction may be “Who, Me?” as we’re shocked to find our Identity bound up to such ancient Trusts, the result is Liberation and greater Yintegrity.

The Vesta-Venus Initiation occurs 28 May at 6 Gemini, “Workers drilling for oil: The avidity for that knowledge which insures wealth and power.”  The Orcus-Astraea Initiation is 3 June at 7 Virgo, “A harem: A fateful subservience to the vagaries or desires of the emotional nature.”  While Rudhyar’s Spiritual (and Patriarchal) orientation gives secondary priority to the “emotional nature,” our Integrative orientation regards it as the Ground of our Intuition and Guidance, though of course it can overwhelm us at times, as can any other of our Channels.  So we interpret Orcus-Astraea as Liberation of our Innocence so we’re more able to pursue our Deepest Desires.

The two Initiations of course Square one another – Mastery through Challenge.  Liberation of our Innocence so we’re more able to pursue our Deepest Desires Challenges our Values, especially those still tied to Unconscious Beliefs.  If we see the Vesta-Venus Initiation as part of what Jung read as an Innate Unconscious Drive toward Wholeness (which increases real wealth and power, not just material wealth and power), then yes, there is enormous opportunity here for “violent” inner turmoil, as our Reality is twisted to embrace what “breaks all the rules you learned in school,” as Gracie put it.  

With Regulus involved, it’s important to remember that those who bound us to Limiting Oaths – including our historical children and Parallel Selves – were doing the best they could to keep us Safe.  Sarcasm and bitterness will not serve us.

So, we would expect Irruptions from the Deeps in circumstances like this – where is OR10?  “Coincidentally,” it’s busy Initiating Pallas (Boundaries), Opposite the Orcus-Astraea Initiation and Regulus – creating a T-Square focused on the Vesta-Venus Initiation.  So yes, sharply and possibly shockingly shifting Boundaries would accompany big Changes in our Values and our Loyalties.  The OR10-Pallas Initiation occurred on 14 May at 4 Pisces, “Heavy car traffic on a narrow isthmus linking two seashore resorts: The mobility and intensity of interchanges which make possible and characterize complex social processes.

Oh, and by the way, OR10 is Stationary, turning Retrograde on 29 May.  So we probably won’t feel “the end of this” once the Jupiter-Saturn Square is over on 26 May.  Just more explication of the transition to the new Eris-Uranus Cycle. 

Now, our Deepest Desires would have been explored long ago if they weren’t shrouded with some sort of prohibition.  Which brings us to the question, Where’s Ixion here? as our Forbidden Genius seems likely to be involved somehow, with Orcus Liberating our Innocence, Pluto Transforming our Values, OR10 haranguing our Boundaries, Regulus promising success, and the South Node heading up a Kite based on a Pluto-Mercury-Jupiter/North Node Grand Trine in the Earth (Manifestation into Form) Signs.  

Ixion’s making a Grand Trine with the imminent Eris-Uranus Initiation and with the asteroid Sappho – Self-Love.  It’s also being Squared by Chiron, making an Ixion-Square-Chiron-Quincunx-Sappho-Trine-Ixion Major Tricolor.  In other words, the key to this whole complex may be to sit with the likes of 

I Wonder what sort of Changes in my Worldview might Liberate my Orphaned Genius and Effortless success in all my endeavors. 

Not a Question seeking an Answer, but a Koan inviting Intuitions.  Inviting Epiphanies, in fact, shocking bolts of Lightning that obliterate Obstacles and turn our World upside down for the better.  If the mind drops into analysis, Change the Subject.

The 21st Century IV – The Most Important Thing Is Fear

October 24, 2015

This’ll Expand your Perspective a bit…

http://inspiremore.com/nasa-just-released-the-largest-photo-ever-taken-what-it-shows-will-shake-you-up/ 

While you were watching that, did you Feel Smaller than usual, or Bigger?  Was it Both/And?  In what ways did you Feel Smaller and in what ways Bigger?  Expanding is one of the esoteric processes that extend PIAVA.  Watch it again, full-screen, while you Imagine having What you Want.

Saturn means The Most Important Thing.  It tells us when we need to quit multi-tasking and focus intensely on Priority #1.  On 1/1/2000, Saturn danced with the Moon, Pallas, and Uranus, advising that The Most Important Thing during the 21st Century will be Trusting our Instincts and adjusting our Boundaries to make room for our True Soul Self to Manifest (our Yintegrity) without its Habitual Masks.  

Saturn Opposed the Moon and T-Squared Pallas and Uranus at 12am on 1/1/2000 – in the Western Hemisphere.  In the Eastern Hemisphere the Moon-Saturn Opposition forms a Grand Cross with the Nodal Axis instead of the Pallas-Uranus Opposition.  We’ll consider the implications of this fascinating dichotomy later.

Saturn Feels like Limitation because we’re usually scared to put all of our Attention on Life Priority #1, because if we fail at that, we’ll really be a failure.  So we put backup Priorities in place, to keep us Safe just in case Priority #1 doesn’t work out.  And often, we “hired” a Significant Other or two to actively discourage us from working on Priority #1 (in order to increase the likelihood that we’ll bring it fully into Consciousness), often with punishment, so we’re scared we’ll be punished or humiliated if we drop all of our other Priorities.  

“Most people view the past as a ‘learning experience.’  They think, ‘Something happened, so I learned to feel or act in a certain way.  But that was years ago.  I’m older and more mature and I know it’s not the right thing to be doing – so why won’t it go away?  There must be something wrong with me.’  The thing to keep in mind is that there may be something wrong, but it doesn’t have to define us.  It means that there are certain unprocessed memories that are physiologically stored in our brains that contain the emotions and physical sensations that were there at the time of the event [or ongoing chronic negative Experience].  Because these memories are unprocessed, they continue to generate negative thoughts and feelings whenever they’re triggered.  That’s why you may have heard or seen some very successful friends suddenly begin to talk and act like children when they get on the phone with a family member.”  –Francine Shapiro, Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy, pp.70-71 (emphasis mine)

It “won’t go away” because our Soul’s Plan is that we need to bring it into Consciousness.  Without all of our Fallbacks, we Feel very Limited.  But sooner or later we have to Transcend our Resistance to our First Priority.  There are no actual failures in Real Life, just Learning.  So we may as well get on with The Important Stuff.

We interpret dwarf planet Sedna as Actions Taken out of Fear.  When we’re lucky, Actions Taken out of Fear may lead to Safety, but unintended consequences often arise because we’re Acting from our Karmic Self – Reacting, not Able to Respond from our Grounded Presence.  On 1/1/2000, Saturn was Merged with dwarf planet Sedna.  

When two planets are Conjunct, their influences are Merged.  

With Saturn and Sedna Merged, we won’t be able to differentiate between The Most Important Thing and Acting out of Fear.  Even when we Respond to The Most Important Thing, we’ll second-guess ourself because we’ll think we Acted out of Fear.  You can see the Climate-Change Deniers trying to manipulate the Economic agenda to their financial advantage by relentlessly pressing this button.  And when we Act out of Fear, we won’t be sure if we’re actually addressing The Most Important Thing.  Hence much of the Confusion or Hopelessness over what to do by the people who see the impending Planetary Collapse, and self-aggrandizement by those whose temporary success prevents them from seeing it.  Not to mention the Fear of the people who see it and are scrambling to accumulate as much ephemeral wealth as they can before the Crash, in hopes it will insulate them from it.

Sedna Initiated Saturn the previous summer, at 17 Taurus, “A symbolical battle between ‘swords’ and ‘torches.’ ”  “Swords” represents the mind – our Shoulds.  “Torches” symbolize Spirit, our Truth.  This Cycle runs until 2030.  Saturn-Sedna is Trined (Grace) by Sun-Juno, implying that Expanding Consciousness is Big.  Saturn-Sedna also Quincunxes (Permanent Curiosity) Chiron-Pluto (Flag-Eagle-Chanticleer), implying that if we manage to avoid preconceptions we will be continually Surprised by how Getting Conscious of our Fear complements Expanding our Identity to the Light Body.

This changes our interpretation of Saturn’s role in the 21st Century to The Most Important Thing is Getting Conscious of our Fear of Trusting our Instincts and our Fear of Living in Yintegrity.  A good time to review…

  • Yangtegrity means Doing what we said we would Do
  • Yintegrity means Doing what we Feel like Doing, moment to moment

In order to Live in Yintegrity while the rest of the World lives in Yangtegrity, we’ll probably have to minimize our Commitments, Renegotiate often, and when we can’t Renegotiate and the Relationship is important to us, Make Amends.

Remember that we Lose the Veil in the 21st Century – Neptune on the South Node.  Neptune means Confusion when we view the World through Material Eyes (which is fine when we remember that Confusion is the first stage of Growth), and Clarity when we view the World through Spiritual Eyes.  The South Node represents our Old Habits.  The Veil “protects” us from understanding that it’s Spirit and Consciousness that are Real, not the Material World.  The Veil was useful while the experiment in Flesh was tentative and unstable, so Materiality wouldn’t disintegrate when we sneezed.  We’ve grown some now, and we can not only maintain stable Materiality while Being Spirit-Consciousness, but play with Materiality like Leggos.  Or at least, that’s where we should be after the Transformations and Trance Reformations of the 21st Century.

Our day-to-day Identity is more or less determined by the position of our Venus.  Folks with Venus in a Fire Sign (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) will lead this Transformation, because they have the least distance to travel to Identify with the Light Body.  Venus represents our Unconscious Values.  Moving to “I am the Light Body”  from “I am my Body” (Venus in Earth, Taurus or Virgo or Capricorn) or “I am my Emotions” (Venus in Water: Pisces, Scorpio, Cancer) or “I am my Thoughts” (Venus in Air, Aquarius or Libra or Gemini) will be more difficult, but the first step is becoming Conscious of Who you routinely Believe Yourself to Be.  If you ever catch yourself saying “I’m not one of those people who…” and examine it, you can learn a lot.  In the Lifetime, our basic sense of Identity doesn’t change.  But we can Learn alternate Identities as if in Theatre, diversifying our repertoire.

For many of us, Venus will Progress through three of the four Elements (Fire, Earth, Air, Water), four if we live long enough.  As Progressed Venus moves into a new Element, Identifying with that Element becomes much easier.  Your Sense of Self will be influenced not only by the Element your Venus is in, but also the Modality, Sign and House placement, Degree, and its Angular Relationship to other planets. 

Not sure we’ve ever mentioned a Progression.  Advancing a chart by one day suggests the Life circumstances at age 1, 2 days at age 2, 40 days at age 40, etc.  Since Venus moves on average one Sign a month, by age 30 (if not sooner) your Progressed Venus will be in the next Sign and therefore the next Element. 

Fire-Spirit, Earth-Matter, Air-Mentality, and Water-Emotion are the four Elements; Cardinal-Creative, Fixed-Stabilizing, and Mutable-Changing, are the three Modalities.  Four Elements times three Modalities gives you the twelve Signs, each of which features a unique combination of Element and Modality.  Elements and Modalities are critical in understanding the nature of the Signs.  Fire and Air Signs have Dynamic Polarity, while Earth and Water Signs have Magnetic Polarity.

We spoke earlier about Venus and Vesta, which are Merged in the 1/1/2000 chart.  Vesta represents our bottom-line Unconscious Beliefs, Beliefs we’re willing to Die or Kill for.  These are not fixed.  To a large extent they are Karmic – based on old Habits – so they can change, but first we must become Conscious of what they are.  Unless we were born when Venus and Vesta were Merged, the dissonance between the Century’s Merged Venus-Vesta and our own distinct Values and Unconscious Beliefs, will help bring contrary Beliefs into Consciousness because we’re drawn to the Merger.  If we were born with Venus and Vesta Merged, then the Century’s Merger will exaggerate our Identification, which again will help bring it into Consciousness, but in a very different way.

If we were born with Venus Conjunct Vesta, we won’t be able to distinguish our Values from our Unconscious Beliefs.  Like most astrological influences, this is good and bad – good in the sense that your Life will probably include less Self-Sabotage, bad in the sense that you could be “too” sure of yourself on the Ego-Material level, and reject other valid Perspectives that could potentially advance your Consciousness.  Since Venus moves four times faster than Vesta, they will eventually Progress apart.

We aver that in the 21st Century The Most Important Thing is Getting Conscious of our Fear of Trusting our Instincts and our Fear of Living in Yintegrity, but it’s obvious that many people are living this on a whole different level, the level where The Most Important Thing is Rescuing Ourself from Fear or The Most Important Thing is Milking the Fear of the Masses for Our Own Gain.  The “War on Terror” is a bellows to accelerate these conflagrations for personal gain.  The Medical-Pharmaceutical-Insurance Cartel is a Master at milking the Once-Born’s Fear of Death.  

It’s often said that Evil feeds on Fear, but I think it’s More Important to see the Light feeding on Fear.  We came here to Absorb and Transform the pandemic of excess Negative Emotion, to help prevent it from spreading to other parts of the Galaxy.  We do that by Being Present with Fear – ours and that of Others – and grounding it.  We do that most effectively by Identifying with the Light Body.  The Light Body does not Fear Darkness because it knows it to be only a Shadow that the Chanticleer will dissolve.  The Light Body does not Fear Death because it knows it to be a misinterpretation of Material Transformation.  The Light Body, like Winnie, does not Fear Fear itself because it knows that Fear is just an artifact of the Emotional Body becoming Ungrounded.

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…

http://theselfreliancesummit.com/the-search-for-sustainability-home/

“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.

Midsummer Night’s Portal

June 20, 2013

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The Solstice Portal

The Solstice horoscope features four prominent and tightly related features…

  • Juno Square to the Nodes – Huge changes in our Unconscious Identity.  Old news, we been doing it for a while – except that now Juno has gone Retro.
  • Mercury Conjunct Venus and Venus Conjunct Vesta – Potential for serious personal Integration.
  • A wide Septile “Yod” – Lots of Magic afoot.
  • Several days without a Grand Trine! – We’ve been Grand Trined for most of 2013, and we’ll continue to be through October.  But here we have a few days without.

The Solstice horoscope to some extent describes the year to follow, but most immediately, we’ve got a 3-day Portal defined by these four basically-simultaneous features.

Juno Retrograde

Turns out Juno went Retrograde when I wasn’t looking, on June 14.  We’ve been talking about Juno (Unconscious Identity) for a while now, since it’s been T-Squaring (Mastery through Challenge) the Nodes (our Karma and Mission) since early May.  Because the timing was so close to Chiron’s June 16 Station, and since it’s oxymoronic to name what’s Unconscious, we’ll consider Juno’s Backwardation as an embellishment to the Chiron Retrogradation.

One way to get a handle on the Unconscious is to Pay Attention.  Those Hidden Patterns are identifiable if you’re willing to look for them, or ask your friends to help.  One warning – don’t accept the temptation to richochet!  When you see a self-sabotaging Pattern, don’t suddenly try to switch to its opposite or avoid repeating it – by avoiding it you never leave the Coin.  Shift it by 10% – watch it while it repeats, but chop 10% out of the middle.  Repeat the Pattern but leave out a step.  Repeat the Pattern with a different Attitude.  Play with it – it has a great deal to teach you!

Mercury-Venus-Vesta

Every once in a while Mercury (Ideals) and Venus (Values) Conjoin, giving us an opportunity to align our Thoughts with our Emotions.  The two aren’t independent, but they sure can get out of whack with one another.  This one occurs just two hours prior to the Solstice, which more or less makes the whole next year such an opportunity.  Be kind to yourself when you notice what an idiot you seem to have been as you discover the places where your Head and Heart misalign.  Well, a lot of folks put Thought into the Third Chakra (which makes more sense) rather than the Sixth, so that would be where your Solar Plexus and Heart misalign.  That has a lot of implications for Power.

Mercury turns Retrograde (on June 26) before it gets to Vesta, but Venus goes on to get Initiated by Vesta on June 22 – close enough that it’ll stretch this Portal into a three-day window.  Venus-Vesta is about aligning the Fourth and Seventh Chakras – the Heart and the Crown, pretty bottom-line spiritually – and that makes the Solstice and year about aligning all three Chakras.  The Initiation occurs at 24 Cancer, “A woman and two men castaways on a small island in the South Seas.”  Doesn’t that sound like trouble!  On the other hand, we’re likely to find out who’s really in charge, eh?

Plus, we’ll have five or six weeks to think it over, as Mercury reviews much of the second half of Cancer.  That’s basically about how we Nurture our Community, and fine-tuning our Attitude so the Energy Exchange is Equal, and we’re neither giving ourselves away, nor holding back.  Both Mercury and Venus have come back In Bounds, so they aren’t as Strong as they were for much of the prior month.

The Wide Septile Yod

It’s actually closer to a T-Square or a Grand Trine in appearance, as this Triangle is made up of two Biseptiles and one Triseptile.  Septiles and other Seventh Harmonic Angles like these are about Occult Power.  The players are quite fascinating – Juno, Mercury-Venus-Vesta, and Saturn.  Well, didn’t we say that one of the best ways to grow Consciousness (Juno) is to Pay Attention! (Saturn), and of course our Unconscious Identity is going to be transformed bigtime when we align Head and Heart and Hearth!  What might that look like, this Occult Power?

As a tyke I drove my father crazy with my constant questions, and one of his habitual answers to my “How do you do that?” was “You have to hold your mouth right.”  And yes, he did occasionally play the harmonica.  But the subtler message is that everything depends on your attitude.  You can repeat one of those newly-recognized Unconscious Patterns using your habitual attitude (what, Anger? Fear? Expectation of Rejection?), or you can walk through it with a different Heartset – maybe Love, or Excitement, or No Expectations).  That’ll certainly inject some Chironian Magic into the situation – Occult just means “hidden” after all.

Grand Trinelessness

It’s only for a few days, but this’ll give us a chance to appreciate how the Grand Trines we’ve been living under are a great Gift, rather than taking them for granted as we’d be otherwise wont to do.  By the time Venus crosses Vesta, the Sun and Lilith will have moved into a new Grand Trine with Saturn and Neptune, and we’ll be back under Grace.  But for these few days we’re on our own.  The Grand Trines went away around June 17 – what in your Life has changed for the worse since then?  Not to worry, they’ll be back by June 23, until October.

You’ve probably noticed that the World has changed.  Sure, Syria is smelling more and more like the Spanish Civil War, but don’t bet on it.  A lot of people haven’t noticed, and they’re going to keep on with the Same Old Same Old, till the Shift hits their fan and they find that their old Power-Over games don’t work any more.

Labradorite

Nothing like the Feldspars, Laboradorite in particular, to illustrate how what you perceive depends on the Angle you’re looking from.  In this Feldspar, the Crystalline units (they aren’t Molecules, but they’re sort of like Molecules in that they’re ordered configurations of Atoms – but rather than being a coherent chemical actor like a Molecule, they’re building blocks, like Legos, that knit together to make Crystals) don’t quite get enough heat and pressure to mix fully, so there are microscopic layers in the Stone, like a Mica (which it’s not).  From some Angles you can see through the top layers into the layers below, which can appear as iridescence.

As the Buddhists would say, Change Your Mind – but in this case we’re Changing our Mind to align with our Heart, and Changing both to align with our individual Sense of the Sacrosanct.