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