New ways of thinking lurking under cover. Topazolite is the Yellow form of Andradite, a Calcium-Iron Garnet (Garnet is a family of minerals).
Before we get to the foreground, we don’t want to forget the two big ongoing events in the background. First, our “dumb-luck” Grace continues through the end of May, and second, our Yintegrity work is temporarily winding down a little after a huge peak in April – though there’s some debriefing to do in mid-June.
The foreground also holds two significant events. We don’t usually put “structure” and “Unconscious” in the same sentence, but that’s what’s happening here, as over the last two and a half years the Dissonance has increased between how we structure our view of Reality, and the “actual” Reality (such as it is) that we keep bumping into. Dissonance between who we believe ourselves to be (individually and as part of a number of collectives) and how we see ourselves and our Communities acting and speaking, reveals critically important information about our Unconscious Beliefs – it betrays our Denial. Dissonance represents a fabulous opportunity for Growth in Consciousness.
It’s a crossroads of sorts. If we’ve been adjusting our sense of self and our sense of belonging as the Dissonance developed, particularly over the last year, then we’re at the point where we can take a fourth-step inventory of the other parts of our Life to see what physical Changes we want to make to integrate our Consciousness Changes. But if we’ve let the Dissonance build up, without adjusting our self-concepts and our memberships along the way, then we have remedial work to do on our Identity. Maybe we knew someone at UCSB, and our NRA membership is starting to give us second thoughts – that sort of thing. Or maybe you aren’t taking enough time to be Consciously Grateful for the services that the Bees provide to us, even though you’ve noticed that the Energy Exchange between your two species is very unequal, perhaps fatally so for both of us.
The other big foreground event is about your Beliefs per se, and how Sustainable they are. It’s very complementary to the first foreground event, but a little different. The first event is about the Edges of your Consciousness and how ragged they are; this second one is about how you have to shuffle your deepest Beliefs in order to find the motivation to either keep on keepin’ on, or make some pretty serious changes in your Lifestyle to maintain your sense of internal harmony.
In the first case you might be learning a lot of new things, and either anxious or excited about putting them to work. In the second case you might be finding that many of your assumptions about Humanity or God or “those people” are actually dead wrong, and scrambling to figure out how to rebuild your Reality so it doesn’t sabotage you so much.
I’m splitting hairs here, since we’re going to be grokking them both as one set of Experiences. Remember that part of the Big Grace in the background is the availability of Miracles. To get to Miracles you have to change the way you think. Not what you think about, but the way you think about what you think about. How the devil do we do that?
With PIAVA. The most important part is Changing the Subject after you PIAVA. What to PIAVA isn’t so hard – just Ask or Pray for something you want a lot but that’s not possible. And don’t forget to Pay Attention after you Change the Subject. Wait a while between the two steps, though, otherwise you won’t really be Changing the Subject. Maybe keep a journal, do your PIAVAs on Tuesdays, then forget about them, but check back on Saturday to see what happened. You’ll probably need to stretch (that is, Change the way you think) in order to find connections between your Prayers and whatever transpired while your Attention was elsewhere.
The first Portal is open for several days on either side of May 28, with the several days prior to May 28 likely to be stronger. The second Portal has two peaks, one on May 27, and the other on June 1, with the window first opening around mid-May.
In the background, April’s chronologically intense Uranus-Pluto-Jupiter-Mars Grand Cross
The individual Squares and Oppositions in the Grand Cross were exact at almost the same time, hence “chronologically intense.”
has faded, as has the followup Uranus-Jupiter-Vesta T-Square. We started this Yintegrity business in May 2012, and we won’t be done with it till May 2015, but the heat is off for July, August, and September this year. June’s a little more complicated, but we’ll get there later. Our current work here is around 14-17 degrees of the Cardinal Signs, which will light up any of your natal planets in this range.
The Big Grace comes from the Chiron-Saturn-Jupiter Grand Trine, which occurs in 18-20 degrees of the Water Signs, and will especially impact any natal process you have going on there.
The important thing to remember is not to self-congratulate for your brilliance, but to find your Gratitude for the Grace. Self-confidence (nose points straight ahead) is great; self-adulation (nose points up) misses the point entirely. If nose points down, get to work PIAVAing your Miracle.
As for the foreground, Juno Opposes Saturn on May 28 (the “first” foreground event), Vesta is Stationary Direct on May 27, and Ceres is Stationary Direct on June 1 (combined, the “second”).
To whit, on May 28 Juno Opposes Saturn. The Portal will be Open for three of four days on either side. This Juno-Saturn Cycle is about “Two men placed under arrest: A breakdown in the constructive relationship between the individual and society,” and the Initiation occurred in mid-September 2011 at 18 Libra.
The Opposition is a crisis point of sorts in a Cycle. Cycles begin at the Conjunction (Initiation), the Music gets loud at the Square, and the Opposition is the point where you either realize you have remedial work to do, or recognize how much you’ve changed and modify the rest of your Life to fit whom you’ve now become.
You can see the value of Consciousness; if you understand the trend, it’s easy to jump into the remedial work. If you see Life as a constant, you’re most likely to just rue the lost opportunity to restructure your relationship to your Culture, not realizing that the real opportunity lies in front of you.
The Cycle starts to unwind after the Phitile, which occurs just after the Waning Trine. The Opportunity to remedy unfinished work or expand results into other arenas occurs between the Opposition and the Phitile.
The Opposition occurs at 19 Taurus-Scorpio, so will ignite any natal hot spots you have at 17-21 of the Fixed Signs, as well as any natalities you have in the neighborhood of 18 Libra. The Phitile will occur in the first week of August. If you harmonize your Life between now and then, you’ll be glad you did.
Meanwhile, Vesta is Stationary Direct on May 27, and Ceres on June 1. Using one degree of Sensitivity, their Stationary periods began about two weeks prior. They’ve been Retrograde since their simultaneous March 1 Stations. They’ve both been backing over the last Decanate of Libra, the Gemini Decanate. Libra is Open to Other.
When a planet Retrogrades, it crosses its “Shadow Period” (the span of its Retrogradation) three times, once forward, then backward, then forward again. It means that we’re asked to closely re-examine any issues involved with that Shadow Period. A Decanate is a third of a Sign, or ten degrees. The Decanates take the qualities of the following Signs of the same Element – here, the Air Signs Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini.
So the first Decanate of Libra is the Libra Decanate (unrestrained Openness to Other), the second is the Aquarius Decanate (making sense of Other), and the third is the Gemini Decanate (puzzling over the way Other doesn’t make sense).
Each zodiacal Sign is a reaction to the previous Sign.
Virgo’s spiritual purpose is to break up the self-focus of Leo, and as it is with all Mutable Signs (Mutable as in mutation), the result is in some degree chaos, as the old way self and society were organized breaks down into pieces that must be reassembled in new ways. The Cardinal Signs react to Mutable chaos by creating a new sense of Order. Libra’s notion of Order means Creating Community. The Libra Decanate Reaches Out to Other. The Aquarius Decanate tries to make sense out of what worked and what didn’t in that effort – though of course “what worked” is dependent on one’s objectives, and everyone has different objectives.
Since Reality is infinitely more complex than Duality, the mind never meets its natural objective of putting everything into neat categories. So the Gemini Decanate is stuck with trying to fit the pieces together – trying to identify the parts of ideology that seemed to fit Reality and the parts of Reaching Out that seemed to work, trying to put those together, trying to understand why parts of ideology didn’t work and why parts of Reaching Out backfired. The end result is an intense Curiosity inspired by the need to rectify Confusion (which, recall, is the first stage of Growth). That takes us to Scorpio and its intense need to “get to the bottom of things.”
Any planets, asteroids, lights, house cusps, or other major symbolic points that you have in the last third of Libra will be triggered for you.
These Stations are only two degrees apart, as these ‘roids are on their way to Communion in early July. Ceres will then Baptize Vesta at 22 Libra, “A child giving Birds a drink at a fountain: The concern of simple souls for the welfare and happiness of less-evolved Beings who thirst for life renewal.” We take exception to the part about Birds being “less-evolved” Beings, but at least there is Compassion there, if not a lessening of homocentrism. The Judgment is Rudhyar’s, and befits the Beliefs of his era. Rudhyar usually sees Birds as intimating Spirit; we can modernize the reading to “A child giving Birds a drink at a fountain: Manifest form reconnecting itself to its overarching Spirit.” Gratitude for the Bees made manifest, in other words.
The Vesta-Ceres Cycle runs sixteen to eighteen years; this one will be coloring our lives till early in 2030. The Waxing Square will occur five times between 2016 and 2019.
Recall that the Energy of a Cycle is strong at its birth to those who are sensitive to it. Then it appears to fade until the Waxing Square, as it prepares foundations underground. The Energy “becomes permanent” at the Waxing Square.
We’ll be feeling strong hints of this new two-decade Cycle already – it’s about identifying and eliminating ossified Beliefs that prevent us from centering our Lives around the Heart. With luck it will crack religious and scientific Fundamentalism wide open.