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Scary Lunar Eclipse II

November 18, 2021

Sandwiched between the Storm of Sign Changes 14-21 November 2021 (previous post) and the Gonggong-Nessus Abuse Review 20-25 November, all of which tickle the Sign Cusps, the 19 November (12:58 am PST) Dang-Near Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon chart does a good job of summarizing the whole Pickle1

ūüí• The first thing to notice is the Moon-Sedna Merger. Sedna is the Star of a complex Inuit story, Goddess of the Sea and of the marine Critters that have always fed the Inuit. The dwarf planet Sedna has an orbit of over eleven thousand years, compared to Pluto’s two hundred fifty years. It takes eight minutes for Light to travel from the Sun to Earth. In the far reaches of Sedna’s orbit, it takes five and a half years for the Sun’s Light to arrive. It’s quite cold out there, and our anthem that Fear is Cold and Hard while Love is Soft and Warm fits here.

A powerful Shaman disguised himself as an everyday Inuit guy, and asked Her father for Sedna’s hand in marriage. But once her father realized that Her suitor was really a Giant Bird, the father tried to rescue Her from his nest. Enraged, the Bird-Shaman rose a storm and attacked their fleeing boat. In his Terror, the father threw Sedna overboard, and when She clung to the side of the boat, cut off Her fingers. Her fingers became the Seals, and She sank to the bottom, where She still Lives, commanding the Sea Critters. Before each hunt, a Shaman is sent into the Sea to comb Her hair, placating Her rage so She’ll send some of Her Critters to be hunted. A Mermaid representing Feminine Rage and Masculine Terror.

We interpret Sedna as Converting Fear to Power, and we could equally consider it Converting Rage to Power. We usually advise Kegels as a mechanical process that will Convert Fear to Power. Kegels slow down Time, and that could also Convert Rate to Power.

ūüí• The second thing to notice (though it’s not in the chart) is that the Eclipsed Moon is also Merged with the Fixed Star Algol, in the Constellation Perseus. Algol is the Eye of the Gorgon, in Perseus’s hand after he has cut off Her head, as part of the destruction perpetrated by Zeus of the symbols of the Matriarchy so he can replace them with the Patriarchy. Bernadette says (Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars, p.188), “All writers agree that this is the most malefic star in the heavens and causes hangings, death by the loss of one’s head, and any other foul, demonic deed that could befall the human race.” The Chinese referred to Algol as “Piled Up Corpses.” Algol too represents Feminine Rage and Masculine Terror.

ūüí• The third thing to notice is the Major Challenge2 that asteroid Damocles presents to our management of these immense Energies. Damocles was a courtier to King Dionysius who flattered the opulence of the King’s Life so much that Dionysius offered to trade places with Damocles for a day. But to emphasize to Damocles that a King’s opulence comes at the price of constant danger from the King’s enemies, Dioysius hung a sword over the throne by a single horsehair. Damocles withdrew in Fear. Damocles in the chart is Larger than Life (Conjunct Jupiter).

Damocles is in the Gonggong corner of the chart, indicating that the Threat of Danger arrives through our Intrusive Memories which in the larger picture3 may well be Intrusive Memories of Abuse. However, between Damocles and Gonggong we have a Boon, in the form of asteroid Sappho, representing Self-Love. When we have our head on backwards, Sappho can also mean Self-Doubt, but Self-Doubt is never Real, it’s always just Thoughts about our Feelings.

When we Feel Self-Doubt about our Behavior or Goals, we can easily rectify that, deciding whether the Relationship merits making Amends for untoward Behavior, or running our Goals through our Heart to verify that they’re really Ours and not Someone Else’s. Self-Doubt about Our Self is Self-Abandonment. We probably need an Ego Death, but we know we can do that, don’t we, so No Worries. Usually when we Doubt Our Self, it’s because we’re trying to Judge ourself by someone else’s standards. We need to Ask ourself Who? and Why? and When did we start that? but beyond that, this is a strategy with no Winners, only Abuse.

I understand that this is can be a Dilemma if you’re trying to keep up with Amazon’s Performance Metrics and Fearing that you and/or your Family will starve if you don’t, or if Long COVID confines you to bed most of the day, but Recognize that this is about Behavior, not Self-Worth, and probably also Abusive. After a Lifetime of Abuse from others in our environs, it’s no wonder we’ve developed Habits of Self-Abuse, without even Realizing it. We feel like it’s just the Way the World Works. Many of us Bounce around from one attempt to another for the better part of our Life before we Find the place in the World where we Fit, if we ever do. Better to Bounce again than to Self-Abandon.

When we come to what feels like a Dead End, where we feel like we’re out of Bounces, we’re in the same situation as an Addict “hitting bottom.” A good way to cope with any Dead End, is to Poor-Sweetheart ourself for feeling like we’re at a Dead End. It’s a concise way to Surrender Control, to Let Go and Let God. Keep in mind that it’s not about how often we Fall Down, but how often we Get Up. If you have trouble Changing the Subject after Poor-Sweethearting yourself, Poor-Sweetheart yourself for having trouble Changing the Subject. Rinse and repeat as often as you need to. As your high-school coach used to say, “Sticktoitedness is Important.”

ūüí• The other two corners of the Famous Red Triangle also have their Boons. On the Moon-Sedna corner, the Moon’s North Node is nearby.4 That symbolizes our Lifetime Mission. It’s no Surprise that we’d encounter our “Upper Limits” (Gay Hendricks, The Big Leap) when we’re making major advances toward our Lifetime Mission.

ūüí• On the Sun corner, the Moon’s South Node5 (our Held Emotions, the ones we’d rather Die than Feel, aka our Karma) is Merged with asteroid Vesta, which symbolizes our Unconscious Limitations. That’s a tremendous Blessing, as it represents an Opportunity to Clear Out the Deepest of our Unconscious Limitations, the one’s that feel like Life or Death to us. If you Feel Deathly Ill or like Death would be a Relief, Celebrate it! That’s what it will feel like when you’re successfully Confronting Unconscious Limitations.

But the Big Boon on this corner is the asteroid Klotho, which symbolizes New Beginnings. In the midst of your Worst Feelings, you may find surges of Ecstasy climbing up your Spine – that’s what happens when you’re Willing to actually Feel those Feelings, though it’s always a Surprising “What the Devil is That about?” when it occurs. Honor it, it means Success! It means you can stop obsessing about those Bummers.

  • 1 The 25 November Station of Nessus (Abuse and Privilege) is at 12 Degrees, so it’s not Cuspal, and we’ll consider it separately later. But taking the 21 November Gonggong (Intrusive Memories) Station as an introduction is warranted because Gonggong and Nessus have been traveling together for several years, so we’re accustomed to Enduring Intrusive Memories about Abuse and Privilege, so the Intrusive Memories on their own may well feel like Abuse Memories.
  • The major impact of Stations (when a planet Stands Still in the Sky) is usually felt over the week or so prior to the Station, so we’re highly likely to notice the Exaggeration (Station) of Nessus entangled with the Exaggeration of Intrusive Memories, beginning as soon as now. I’m already (on 17 November) noticing Strong Trances of Intrusive Memories, not about what I would usually consider Abuse per se, but now that I’m thinking about it, they’re revealing to me how Abusive some everyday Behaviors actually are.
  • 2 The red triangle or T-Square that Damocles and Jupiter make to the Full Moon Opposition.
  • 3 Gonggong and Nessus Stationary in the same week – see previous post and note 1 above.
  • 4 That’s the “headphones” or “earmuffs” symbol, in early Gemini. The Nodes move backwards, so from their Perspective it’s actually Late Gemini, but few Degrees.
  • 5 The “stethoscope” symbol.

There’s more – a second Famous Red Triangle T-Square Challenge that also symbolizes rising from the Ashes of your Karma, and a very Strong naked Opposition that’s actually the primary access of a Yin Gate Mystery School. After the Misery Schools we’ve been working with, that’ll be Delightful, though also not without its Frictions. We’ll deal with those in our next installment. It’s a Daunting Time, but if it doesn’t Kill us, it’ll catapult us to a much Higher level, one that we need to Aspire to if we want to Survive, and want our Species to survive, these End Times.

Sovereignty Fortnight

June 10, 2021

For an asteroid Klotho (New Beginnings) astroevent (Stationary 7 June 2021 9:24 am PDT in 18 Gemini), that was a tough Portal. The astrology itself was fairly benign…

Recall that we interpret a Grand Cross – the big red square – as Mostly Complementary Hassles that Take Care of Themselves as Long as We Don’t Try to Meddle and Screw Them Up – so I have to conclude that the Universe was Clearing Away the Identities and Protections that we no longer need so we’d be more Open for the next several Portals. It was also a prelude to the 10 June (3:52 am PDT in the same 18 Gemini) Annular Solar Eclipse, which has an unusually “simple” chart…

I wouldn’t Expect a “simple” chart to be Easy – I’d be more likely to Expect it to be Focused and Intense, which goes a long way to Explain last weekend’s difficult Portal. At the Klotho Station, it Challenged (Squared) dwarf planet Hylonome, which is all about Self-Sovereignty and Codependence. And now, at today’s Eclipse of the Sun, asteroid Aletheia moves into place to make it a Big Challenge (T-Square). Aletheia is about The Truth of the Heart, the things we’re Born Knowing to be True.

We can Reinterpret these Truths, but unlike “Facts” or Truths of the Mind, they aren’t Open for Debate. For instance, suppose we were born Knowing that the Hupers on this Planet are Really Screwed Up and we Have to Help! Then we might Interpret it as We Have to Save those Kids in the Tunnels. Or we might Interpret it in another Moment as We Have to Stop Burning Fossil Fuels, because Rising Sea-Levels will Drown Everybody in the Tunnels!

The definition of a Fundamentalist is someone who Takes Their Metaphors Literally. So if we don’t Realize that the Tunnels are a Metaphor for Hupers on this Planet are Really Screwed Up, what a load of Energy we’ll waste till we discover that the Tunnels are a Metaphor, and probably a Metaphor for the Abuse we Suffered in our own Childhood. Abuse is next weekend’s Portal, as dwarf planet Nessus (Abuse and Privilege) is Stationary at 5:03 am 14 June in 16 Pisces, barely beyond our 3-Degree Sensitivity (Orb) for the Eclipse.

What’s hard to Realize, is that the Universe is Unitary and Multifarious, while our Senses are Limited to 2D Judgments and a few Perspectives (such as Matter, Emotion, Thought, Energy). So we Forget that in Reality it’s All Metaphor because a Unitary and Multifarious Reality is basically Ineffable. Like the seven blind folks and the Elephant, we have precious few Tools to separate our Metaphors from the Essence of our Heart-Truths.

And this Eclipse is one of those tools! The blue lines in the Eclipse chart form a Bridge of Grace (Trine Bridge) across the Big Challenge (T-Square), and the blue lines point to the Eclipse, joined by Mentality and Communication (Mercury). Eclipses represent Illumination, because we’re suddenly Conscious of what’s Missing, that we’ve always taken for granted (like the Birdsong that Stops Cold when the Sunlight weakens).

Full and New Moons usually represent the goings-on over the following several weeks, so we can Expect to be Illuminated about Abuse and Self-Sovereignty over the rest of June.

(Photo of previous Sunrise Annular/Partial Eclipse by Dennis Put.)

New Project Week II

June 6, 2021

As we move into our New Self (asteroid Klotho Stationary 4:30 am PDT 7 June 2021 in 18 Libra), it will behoove us to Attend to our Relationships with Abuse and with Privilege (dwarf planet Nessus Stationary 9:24 am PDT 14 June in 16 Pisces). Though it’s only one of many Challenges that will Confront our Newbie shortly after our Rebirth, Unconscious and Conscious Changes in our Relationship with Abuse and Privilege is probably the biggest one. The intervening Challenges…

  • Emotional Intensity (Moon moving Out of Bounds for four days starting 10:57 pm PDT 9 June in 18 Gemini). This hits a peak on 11 June (Moon Stationary in North Declination 25:39 and Longitude 11 Cancer at 9:08 pm PDT), and fades on 13 June (Moon moving back In Bounds at 6:19 pm PDT in 4 Leo).
  • Ego Death(s) Required to Let Go of Karma (asteroid Karma moves into Virgo 2:34 pm 9 June). If you have a Journal, Karma was previously in the Sign of Ego Death (Virgo) between 1 December 2020 and 23 January 2021), before it backed back into Leo till 2 April. It’s been moving forward in its third Dance over the last five Duads (2¬Ĺ Degrees) of Leo since then. This deserves a post of its own.

ūüí• For now we’ll just say that Virgo is what happens between the Cyclic Culmination of our Individual Identity (Leo) and Meeting Not-Us or Other (Libra). Just as Pisces is about Letting Go of Emotional Baggage so we don’t have to drag it with us into our next Adventure, Virgo is about Letting Go of Obsolete Identities so we don’t mess up our Relationships with Others by “Pretending” (usually Unconsciously) to be someone we ain’t. “Others” includes not just People, but since Everything in the Universe is Conscious, it also includes Everything that we aren’t Being or Owning in the Moment. For example, if you Identify with Loving Nature, prove it to yourself by Inviting a Bird to perch on your finger, without pooping on your hand or giving you Salmonella.

ūüí• We also need to say that our most troubling Karma is where We Would Rather Die than Feel That Again, aka our “Held Emotions” (South Node). Because most Hupers Believe that we’re Once-Born or Twice-Born, we misinterpret “I’d Rather Die Than Feel That” as “I’d Rather Die Than Feel That,” while it’s really “I’d Rather Die Than Feel That” – Ego Death. We’re just sawing through one of the legs of the three-legged stool we usually sit on. If we Want to minimize Pain, we’d stand up before we did that. But if you know what it means to Go Without an Identity (ie, stepping out of your Identity) for a few minutes, I’d love to know. The Emotion of Confusion is the closest we can come, and we regard Confusion as one of the best Emotions because it’s the Doorway to Evolution. We usually try to suppress it by Figuring Out What’s “Wrong, which is one of our most Self-Destructive Habits.

  • Illuminations about the State of our Planet and the Likelihood of our Survival if we continue on our Current Trajectory (Annular Eclipse of the Sun 3:52 am PDT 10 June in 20 Gemini [Sabian Symbol “A modern cafeteria displays an abundance of food, products of various regions“], primarily impacting the several weeks following it). It will be visible if you happen to be crossing the North Pole (bring a Boat, that’s cold Water). An Annular Eclipse is one where the moon is far enough from the Earth that it doesn’t quite appear to cover the face of the Sun – an Almost-Total Eclipse. Consciousness Grows by Discovery, not by Invention, and under Eclipses we Discover what’s now missing, that we hadn’t noticed previously. For more details, see https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4910.
  • An Increase in Selfishness (Mars enters Leo 6:33 am PDT 11 June). Which is not always a Negative thing. We can’t Love Other Fully until we Love Ourself Fully. Given our Illuminations about the State of the Planet and its Huper inhabitants, though, the Greedheads will probably be making another Power Grab. If we Pray enough for it, they might Betray their Heartlessness and be met with Rotten Tomatoes, or better yet new laws about, say, voting, taxing, and legal theft, and new Cultural Norms about Worshiping Wealth. The few Greedheads who aren’t Sociopaths might even have Epiphanies about their own antisocial Greed. Mars will stay in Leo till the end of July.

While we usually just dwell on the Back-of-Hand/Palm dynamics of Abuse and Privilege, we should actually look at the Pros and Cons of each. For instance, having Privilege can make so many things so much Easier. Rather than Gloating about our supposed Superiority as the source of our Privilege, or arming ourself to the hilt to keep the Rabble from “stealing” back what we’ve stolen from them, or Resisting Privilege because we’re Conscious of the Abuse that results and Guilty about it, we might instead find our Gratitude for our Privilege. In 5D where Collaboration outduels Competition, we’ll no long be in a Zero-Sum World, but back in a Natural World where the Sum is Much Greater than its Parts. From a place of Gratitude for our historical Privilege we may be able to Share it or Teach Others how to Enjoy it without creating more Abuse – not like the Missionaries that enabled the Conquistadors, however. How would we avoid that?

As for Abuse, until enough people Unite against the Psychopaths and Sociopaths and Missionaries (which will require that we no longer Worship Wealth and Greed) and enforce a meaningful Equality, the most positive feature I can envision for Abuse, is for it to Inspire us to Delete our Abuse Karma. History of course was written by the Abusers, who were by and large proud of their Conquists, so the Horrors of our Karmic History may be Exaggerated by their Pride, though I’m not naive enough about the Cruelty and Sadism of our Species, or the extreme Privilege of the Abusers, to Believe that any such Exaggeration has been more than slight.

“Trust but Verify” is good advice. During the 1980s, when Pluto was in Scorpio and Recovery was all the rage, I Learned to Ask, “What color is the wallpaper?” to remind myself that most PTSD episodes are Flashbacks and not Present-Moment. The Jungle “wallpaper” of Vietnam, and the Bare Metal “wallpaper” of the Ships, contrasts with even unadorned wallboard, so we could distinguish hallucinations from real napalm, torture, anal probes, and implants. Grounding is always a helpmate (running an imaginary cable from the base of your spine to the center of the Earth), Eating, and Orgasm are reliable Grounders.

Mirrors are always useful, especially when you’re trying to Heal Feelings that aren’t yours, which is not possible. Mirrors are even useful as a first response – when you’re Feeling awful without obvious Triggers, take the first person who comes to mind, and for five to ten seconds hold a wardrobe Mirror between you and them, facing them. If your Feelings become more acceptable, you know you’re trying to run their Emotions through your Body – or, they’re Manipulating you. If you’re being Manipulated, even with the best Intentions, it’s never fun. Most folks are totally Unconscious that they’re Manipulating. Mirrors are a good strategy for dealing with Climate Deniers, Mask Objectors, Gun Freaks, folks who want to Deny your Vote and Control your Body, and other Antichrist Lovers. You won’t need to get into a hopeless morass of Conversation with them, and if you position your Mirror so it Reflects their Energy back at them, they’ll get a bit of their own toxic “Medicine.”

The Big Advantage of using “Then versus Now” tricks, Grounding, and Mirrors, is that they’re Habit-forming. When we’re Vulnerable to Manipulation by Other People’s Energy, it’s because our Programmers “Intentionally” (though probably Unconsciously) carved a Hole in the back of our Aura, so they could reach in and pull our strings whenever they wanted or needed to. It often looks and feels like Shaming. Habitual Manipulators “see” those Holes, usually Unconsciously, so we can be Manipulated by strangers we pass on the street. Our Programmers just thought it was good parenting, and you may do it yourself when your own kids threaten to drive you Batty. As these “tricks” become a Habit, the hole in our Aura actually Seals Up, so not only do the “tricks” become second-nature, they also Heal the Source of our Dis-Ease. When our Will is Healthily Self-Serving, Habitual Manipulators pass us by without a second glance, because we’re useless as an Object for their Power Games.

Issues such as these may Confront our Experiential Infant this coming week. It never hurts to recall that we’re actually an Eternal Energy Nexus (often called an “Immortal Soul”) borrowing a Material Body. Energy can never be Destroyed, only Transformed. Revelation of Denial (dwarf planet Eris) remains Out of Bounds through all of this (until 4:12 am PDT 18 July in 20 Cancer), so don’t be Surprised if New Information about your Personal or Karmic History or Herstory comes into your Consciousness during these Adventures. If you’ve noticed that almost everything above occurs in 16-20 Degrees of one Sign or another, you’ll be checking your natal chart to see what will be Lit Up for you, as your own Energy System meshes with the Planet’s.

All of this is Important, because as we get past the 14 June Exaggeration of Abuse and Privilege (Nessus Station), we drop into a week of very Intense Manifestation Energy, as three Big Energies are simultaneously Emphasized. When Energies Conjoin in Time, it’s as if they’re Conjoining in Longitude – and these Big Fellas are also actually in neighboring Degrees of their respective Signs. The three Energies are Manifestation Itself (dwarf planet Makemake Stationary 6:42 pm PDT 19 June in 6 Libra), Expansion (Jupiter Stationary 8:04 am PDT 20 June in 3 Pisces, and The Opportunity to Jettison Karma Early (asteroid Lachesis Stationary 2:42 pm PDT 20 June in 6 Scorpio).

If as is the case hereabouts, you’re Wondering why the Foundations of your Personal Infrastructure seems to be Falling Apart, each Failure is a Big Clue about the Unconscious Energies “you” are running but not Owning, that Block what you’re trying to Manifest. Take time to Sit with each Failure of Intention or Function, and Merge with it Energetically. The Objective is to Meet each of your Unconscious Blocks as Energy Clusters in the Unconscious, Meet them in Neutral territory without Bias or Judgment on your part, and with an Open Mind Ask the Question, “Is this Energy really My Own, but I’ve been Denying it?”

Heavy Fortnight 2

June 2, 2020

Hard to keep track of everything!¬† Kelley Hunter points out that the 5 June 2020 Full Moon (12:12 pm PDT) is an Eclipse.¬† Barely, but still an Eclipse.¬† Eclipses mean Enlightenment, and thus a continuation of our recent Consciousness Expansion Adventures.¬† Consciousness Grows not through Discovery, but through Differentiation.¬† We suddenly See things we didn’t See (or Feel, or Hear, or Intuit, etc), but they were there all along.¬† One of the best ways to do this is to suddenly Remove what we’re used to Taking for Granted.¬† That’s what Eclipses do, and that’s why we interpret them as Enlightenment.

As is her wont, Kelley provides a bunch of great information about it, so I don’t have to…

https://www.mynewsletterbuilder.com/email/newsletter/1414536394

She refers to it as a Venusian Eclipse, and I didn’t even put Venus on our Full Moon chart (previous post)!¬† It turns out that it’s a few arcminutes outside of our usual 3-Degree Sensitivity span, but that’s not why I left it out – being that close, I would have included it.¬† I didn’t notice it because I usually ignore Venus and Mercury, because most astrologers give them a lot of Attention – again, so I don’t have to!

We’re familiar with Processes and Events that happen all the time, and Venus and Mercury astroevents do just that.¬† We put most of our Attention in this blog on things that happen less often, things we’re less familiar with, which we Believe are the places where we most need additional Perspective.¬† It was SpaceWeather.com that first brought my Attention to Venus, pointing out that it was so close to the Sun that its dark side was facing us…

It took me a bit to figure out that picture – Venus is far too small, from where we sit, to block out the Sun!¬† Turns out the bright ring is Sunlight Illuminating Venus’s thin atmosphere not from behind but from nearby, and it was a very difficult photo to take because the Sun was so close.

Venus turned Retrograde on 13 May (in 22 Gemini) and actually crosses the Sun on 3 June (around noon PDT).¬† It goes Direct again on 25 June (in 6 Gemini), which means that we’ve been Evaluating the Flexibility (Gemini) of our Values (Venus) and our Egos and our Relationships (the Leo through Pisces Duads of Gemini) since early April, and we won’t be done with that till the end of July (the “Shadow Period” spans 10 April to 29 July).¬† Another angle on what we’ve said in the previous post (Nemesis, Orcus, Nessus, Atropos-Karma).¬† The Corollavirus has been doing this pretty well for us – or “to” us if it’s put us in Victim.¬† That suggests that the virus is far from “finished” with us.

Brenda Hoffman nails all this pretty well in her Channeling for today…

https://lifetapestrycreations.wordpress.com/2020/06/01/youre-starting-to-relax/

“You are shifting so rapidly that what was is no more.¬† Of course, you are concerned about the riots, the virus, and your seemingly never-ending life changes.

“But all in all, you feel as if you have a handle on your life.¬† Something you have not felt for some time.¬† For you can commiserate with those enmeshed in the pain of all that is happening, but you are likely observing not participating.¬† Even though you understand what is happening, you choose not to experience it.

“So it is you are starting to relax.¬† Not in the sense of negating your surroundings or needs, but instead feeling that others can protest, worry, or test themselves.¬† You are not interested.¬† For you are at a different place.

“You know who you are or are beginning to be.¬† Your new entity is no longer fully part of the 3D world.

“The 3D world seems to be dramatically emphasized now – as if all the pain and suffering is before your eyes.¬† Areas of suffering you have ignored or tried to ignore.¬† At the same time, you realize that such pain and suffering is no longer your job, your business.

“You forerunners are the ones with clear heads and concise ideas.¬† Not necessarily to save the world, but instead to live your life in comfort.

“How can you live your life in comfort when so many are suffering?¬† Such is so because you are no longer participating in the pain of others.

“Of course, such a stance seems to be wrong.¬† For are you not your brother’s keeper?¬† In 3D, you most definitely were your brother’s keeper for clearing the pain of others was instrumental in your caretaking duties.

“Those fully enmeshed in pain and suffering want you to join them.¬† Not because you can save them, but instead, so everyone is suffering.

“That last statement is difficult for many of you to understand.¬† But then, remember your past suffering and need to have others understand you via similar feelings.¬† And if they did not respond in kind, you searched for someone who could or would nurture you through the pain.

“Such is what is happening now.¬† Those fully enmeshed in pain and fear want you to feel the same.

“Instead, you are pulling away for you no longer play by those 3D rules, nor do you have a need to suffer.¬† You have cleared that path.¬† As the week goes on, you will experience more of the observer role – a new piece for you.¬† Yes, it is happening, but it is not your problem.”

Self-Love Eclipse I

January 25, 2018

If something is Eclipsed, it often means it’s Hidden or Obliterated…

But we see things differently here, because to us an Eclipse Illuminates by its Absence something that we never noticed because it was Omnipresent.¬† So to us an Eclipse is an Opportunity to Open Wide a new Window into the Unconscious.¬† The Ego likes to think it’s in Charge, because that’s what it’s Supposed to do, and it Feels Good to do a good job.¬† But it’s our Unconscious Patterns, Habits, Programming, and Archetypes that run our Life.¬† When our Life doesn’t Feel Good, it’s Time to Ask the Unconscious what Habits it has running which Sabotage us.

Except perhaps by Hypnosis, we can’t Control the Unconscious, though we can often PIAVA –¬†Pray, Intend, Ask, Visualize, or Affirm – it to Change (see https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava-review/ and https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava/theta/).¬† Commanding, Wondering (if we’re able to maintain Curiosity as Awe rather than seeking Resolution), and Expanding are also Powerful PIAVA tools, as the links detail.

So when a Window Opens into the Unconscious at an Eclipse we can Discover what we need to Ask¬†For (or PIAVA) in order to Eliminate Self-Sabotage.¬† On 31 January (5:30 am PST) we’re Graced with a Total Eclipse of the Moon.¬† We don’t even have to See it to Feel it’s Grace; it’s Energetic as much as it’s Visual.¬† It’s visible though east of Germany and Tanzania, and west of Newfoundland and Peru – there’s a map at https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/LEplot/LEplot2001/LE2018Jan31T.pdf.

The Moon symbolizes our Authenticity and the Passion that Allows us to Convert Energy into Matter that holds its shape.¬† The two go together, as Passion doesn’t evolve from Lack of Authenticity.¬† So Lunar Eclipses are Opportunities to Manifest What We Want.¬† This one Conjoins the asteroids Ceres, which represents Sustainability, and Sappho, which stands for Self-Love.¬† So we’ll be Open here to Discovering and Eliminating any or all Impediments to making our Self-Love Permanently Unconditional.¬† Unconditional Love of course is the Absence of Fear.¬†

Ultimately, our Self-Sabotaging Patterns are rooted in Fear.¬† Dylan Charles writes that “Anxiety, depression, and fear ravage so many today, but few pause to consider that in addition to the material influences in our lives, we may be also under the influence of beings which exist in dimensions outside of our ordinary perception.¬† But there is much more to reality than what we can see. feel, hear, taste and touch.”¬† There are a number of useful ways to Conceptualize these influences, but Dylan goes on to describe how Rudolph Steiner saw them…

https://deusnexus.wordpress.com/2018/01/25/rudolf-steiner/.

“Finding oneself in the rut of spiraling negative self-talk, depression, crippling anxiety, or uncontrollable, irrational fear, is a sign, as Steiner points out, of a disconnection from our true spiritual nature, exacerbated by beings who operate in the spiritual realms.”¬† I encourage you to read his article.¬† In addition to Recovering from Overwhelm, this is one of the reasons we encourage you to Tap Out or Kegel your Fear.

When a new Energy emerges into Consciousness it’s often useful to Personalize it – that’s why folks throughout Space-Time have tried to name Gods, Goddesses, Demons, and Daemons.¬† The very Magic in Earthsea (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/17/the-fantastic-ursula-k-le-guin) was based partly on Naming.¬† Self-Love, and its correlate Forgiveness, may be easier if we Externalize our Self and give it a Name – preferably our own.¬† We don’t necessarily use a name there, but that’s the process we use when we Poor-Sweetheart ourself.

Then we can look in the Mirror and say to ourself, “I Love You, [Your Name]” or “I Love You, Sweetheart.”¬† The objective is to Notice every twitch of Discomfort that arises when you do that, then Poor-Sweetheart it, Tap it Out, Kegel it, write it down and Embrace it later, do everything you can to Make It Absolutely Your Own.¬†

Authenticity, Self-Love, and Self-Sovereignty are highly intertwined.¬† The day after the Eclipse, a new eleven-year Cycle around Letting Go of Impediments to our Self-Sovereignty begins, so at the Eclipse we’ll also be Feeling that Energy Strongly…

“Hylonome Initiates Lilith 1 February in 10 Capricorn ‚Äď ‘An albatross feeding from the hand of a sailor’; It‚Äôs Time to Let Go of Inhibitions to our Self-Sovereignty and Fully Support Cooperation over Competition.”¬† (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2018/01/13/times-up-i/)

The Sailor in this Metaphor is your Ego, and¬†the Albatross is the Unconscious.¬† Most of us don’t Intentionally Abandon our Self-Sovereignty, it’s our Unconscious Habits, Karma, and Archetypes that Abandon us.¬† While you’re Loving yourself by name in the Mirror, you might also try saying things like “I Have Absolute Power over My Actions and Desires” and Noticing whatever thoughts or Emotions or other Discomfort arise to the Contrary.¬† Then you can work on Poor-Sweethearting, Tapping Out, and otherwise PIAVAing your Embrace of the Discomfort.

Big Eclipse I

August 15, 2017

The 21 August Total Eclipse of the Sun, which spans the US from coast to coast, is in the last Degree of Leo, “A mermaid emerges from the ocean waves ready for rebirth in human form.”¬† This is William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s Vision of Her, from http://artsnpaintings.blogspot.com/1978/07/birth-of-venus.html

Leo 29 is the place where the Ego goes to Die.¬† Which is cause for High Celebration, for everyone except the Sacrificial Ego, as it’s the only way we can Grow.¬†

The Eclipse is in the base of a Square Fez…

The Squares or Challenges (heavy red lines) are about…

  • Fear (Eclipse Square to Stationary Sedna) and Anger, if you need that to Defend your Boundaries against Fear
  • Responsibility (Chiron Square to the Pholus-Quaoar Conjunction) to Shift from Indulging Emotional Overwhelm, to Trusting our Survival Instincts

We can sure see all that going on in the USofA!

However, the Challenges aren’t the Main Effect in a Square Fez (unless you make the Choice to lend them your Attention/Energy), the Quincunxes (the heavy green lines) are.¬† The Quincunxes are about Curiosity.¬† Not about Problem-Solving, but about the sort of Curiosity that Invites Intuition – basically, Awe and Wonder.¬† The Quincunxes suggest…

  • “I Wonder what it would look like to Take Responsibility for my Fear”
  • “I Wonder if there are better Responses to Emotional Overwhelm, than Self-Pity”

Certainty Reinforces your Olde Ego; Curiosity Reinforces Growth.¬† If you watch the News it’s Really Easy to see how Certainty is Retrogressive.

An Eclipse is a rare Opportunity to Receive Shaktipat directly from the Unity of God/Goddess (Sun/Moon), and a Total Solar Eclipse is the Queen of Eclipses.  Turn your Palms upward, roll your Eyes up, Empty yourself, and Open to Enlightenment during the Eclipse.

This particular Square Fez is a Pointy Square Fez, with our Soul Self (Uranus) at the peak of the narrow side or top of the Fez.¬† That creates Grace without Reserve (a Grand Trine) between our Enlightenment (the Eclipse), our Responsibility (Pholus-Quaoar), and our Soul Self (Uranus).¬† That’s an enormous Blessing for us, and the only cost is that we shift our Attention from the Challenges to the Wonder.

There’s an additional Stealth Challenge and Curiosity that fills the Void created by the Ego Death.¬† The Challenge part is apparent Conflict between what our Soul Wants and C (Uranus Square Varuna).¬† The¬†Curiosity is about “I Wonder what I might Feel if I Surrender to Life Energy without trying to Edit or Limit it.”¬†

The Uranus-Square Varuna Challenge can be Healed by the Curiosity in the Varuna-Pholus/Quaoar Quincunx, which Opens us to the Pholus/Quaoar-Uranus Trine – ie, a Tricolor Configuration.

In case you missed the Implication, Ego Death is Heralded by the Birth of Pure Feminine Energy.¬† It’s interesting that the Life Force itself (Varuna), which exceeds What Our Olde Reality Believes Is Possible, sits in the first Degree of Leo (the Ego), while the Eclipse occupies the last Degree.¬† In other words, if we’re Open to it and successfully court Curiosity instead of Certainty, we can now Manage our Lives from our Instincts rather than from our Ego.¬† The first Degree of Leo is “Blood rushes to a person’s head as their vital energies are mobilized.”

But all this is just Degrees 27-1.¬† The Real Action, as has so often been the case for the last several years, is in Degrees 21-25.¬† We’ll talk about that next.

Make Ego Great Again II

August 13, 2017

A friend sent this link to a Vedic interpretation of Eclipses…

http://visionaryreadings.com/the-meaning-of-eclipses-in-vedic-astrology/

And then described how their Life has been bothered by bureaucratic snafus recently. 

Where we are Looking has a lot to do with how we Perceive Reality.¬† Consider the contrast between Looking at the Fear Propaganda on TV in the USofA, or Looking at, for example,¬†http://www.onenessofall.com/newest.html or http://danielscranton.com/ .¬† Not to imply that the Arcturians have any kind of monopoly on Relevance to what’s happening on the Planet.¬† You might resonate more to the Pleiadeans or https://lightquest-intl.com/ or http://www.starwars.com/games-apps .

Vedic astrology has a tendency to Believe it does have a monopoly on Truth.¬† If it provides Perspective that is useful to you, then, as with any Perspective, by all means use it.¬† The more Lenses we have to see the World through, the closer we are to actually participating in Reality rather than our own Projections.¬† When any Perspective strikes Fear, though, we need to Tap Out the Fear before we use the Perspective.¬† If a Perspective is good for nothing more than bringing Unconscious Fear into Consciousness where you can Love it to Death, then it’s a very Powerful Perspective for you.¬† Alternatively, with a technique like Theta Healing, where the Outcome is immediately available to us, we can modify our Command until we find one that works, or alternate Theta and Tapping.

The root of the monopoly tendency in Vedic astrology is Religious Politics.¬† Simply put, if it’s Either/Or it’s Political.¬† If it’s Both/And, it’s Spiritual.¬† We make no claim that this is an absolute Truth, but we suggest strongly that it’s a very Reliable First Approximation and a very Useful Perspective.¬† Vedic astrology supported Political Hinduism, as distinct from Esoteric Hinduism.¬† Political Hinduism supported ongoing Abuse of the Dalit or Harijan caste just as Political Christianity supported ongoing Slavery and Abuse of Primary Cultures everywhere they were encountered.¬† Certainty is a Tool of Political Agendas.

We look at it this way.¬† Hinduism is frequently accused of promoting Fatalism, and Political Hinduism certainly appears to.¬† As with most Religions, I don’t believe that Esoteric Hinduism does promote Fatalism.¬† Fate and Free Will are usually seen as an Either/Or, so as with any Duality, we Know that this is a 3D Veil attempting to obscure the Both/And, Multifarious and Unitary Reality on the Other Side.

The difference between Fate and Free Will is that our Fate is what befalls us when we’re Captives of the Karmic and Generational and Social Archetypes that we usually refer to as our Limiting Beliefs.¬† Free Will is what we Obtain when we step outside of the Limited Reality of the these Archetypes.¬† Even the “Laws” of Physics are simply Archetypes, Projections of the Ego’s need for Stasis and the mind’s need for the Illusion of Understanding.¬† If you’ve ever had a Wannabe Guru Manifest in your bedroom in a pillar of shimmering colored pinpricks of light like on Star Trek, you’d understand this.¬† Or Channeled an Antarean, or met a Walk-In, or Encountered one of your Doubles.

To me Growth in Consciousness (which means Freeing yourself from some Archetype), which usually requires an Ego Death of some sort, is not about Discovery, but about Differentiation.¬† We See or Feel more layers of Reality when we start noticing that there are Trees in the Forest, Trees of different Colors, Trees that have Birds and Bears in them, Birds and Bear that may be different from one another and that eat different Foods, etc etc.¬† There is no better way to Illuminate an Archetype or Assumption that we’ve wrapped our Limited view of Reality around, than for it suddenly to disappear.

Would we notice if suddenly all the Birch Trees disappeared from the Forest?¬† We might only notice that something had Changed.¬† But if they reappeared while we were pondering what it was that Changed, then suddenly our Consciousness would have a whole new Perspective on Birch Trees.¬† This is precisely what happens during an Eclipse; that which we Assume is Constant blinks off for a short time, then returns to its former Glory.¬† And we’re talking about the Sun, which Symbolizes our Essence.¬† Hence we consider Eclipses to be about Illumination, and that’s precisely what they are.¬†

Remember that in the Unconscious there is no Negation.¬† When you Pray for No War, you’re most likely to get War, because the Unconscious does not have a No in its vocabulary.¬† As we usually put it, astrology and the Unconscious determine Dimension, but not Direction.¬† The Cat may still be Alive or Not.¬† Eclipse is the Absence of Light, as Fear is the Absence of Love.¬† The Dimensions in those statements are Light and Love.¬† The Direction – Absence or Presence – is a Political Decision by the Ego, by yourself.

When you make a Decision to Choose Light and Love rather than Absence on any Issue in your Life, you threaten the¬†Karmic or Family or Cultural Archetype that would keep you in Scarcity, with Fire and Fury like the World has never known.¬† So guess what the Archetype does in return?¬† It threatens to surround your Ego with Missiles, while its Ally the Ego warns you to seek cover and “not” to look at the flash.¬† As if you would have time for anything approaching that.¬† Ego and Archetype are one and the same.¬†

Hence we always recommend adding “Lovingly and Gently and Rapidly and Completely” to our PIAVAs.¬†

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava-review/

PIAVAs directly address the Unconscious.¬† The Unconscious is in Charge, and one of its “Rules” is that no Prayer goes unanswered – that’s just a Perspective, but we suggest strongly that it’s a Reliable First Approximation and a Useful Perspective. ¬† Use it as a filter to Examine your Life.¬† Every Negative thought you have is a Prayer.¬† Every Victim Emotion that you have is a Prayer.¬† Your Prayers specify the Dimension, and your Negativity and Victimhood specify the Direction.¬† Thoughts and Emotions are self-reinforcing, and their Negativity and Victimhood reinforce each other.¬† Your Negative thoughts and Victim Emotions are generated by your Archetypes.

When you PIAVA something and you’re ready to Receive it, the Universe will deliver it, just like Amazon or Taobao.¬† When you aren’t ready to Receive it, what the Universe will deliver, when you see the Universe through a Benevolent Lens, is Illustration of Why You Haven’t Been Manifesting That All Along.¬† That often looks like the Opposite of what you Asked for – the same principle as an Eclipse; often the fastest way to get you to Notice something that you’ve been taking for granted, is to Remove it.

There are some things which you have always been Abundant in.¬† Your Archetypes support your Ego in those arenas.¬† There are other things that have always been Difficult for you.¬† Those Define your Self-Sabotaging Archetypes.¬† Jane Roberts’s (Seth’s) The Nature of Personal Reality is an excellent exposition of this Lens.

Your thoughts and Emotions are not beyond your Control.¬† Your Ego can Choose to Intervene and Change the Direction.¬† It may take years of Persistence to shut down a strong Archetype, but never consider it Impossible.¬† You can PIAVA Assistance in Changing the Direction of the Archetype from Scarcity to Abundance – or vice versa for Abuse, though you’re better off Asking for Respect and Inviolate Boundaries, or whatever it is that you Want, rather than Asking for what you Don’t Want.

In Real Life this is an Either/Or Universe.¬† Fate is still going on.¬† If your Fate is to be Rich and Famous and Irresistible, then you may not want to Change it – though “Good” Karma is said to be harder to Change than “Bad” Karma, so when you start to get tired of being Rich and Famous and Irresistible, you may want to PIAVA Choice.¬† You may want to Choose Rich and Famous and Irresistible on Tuesdays and Fridays, Happy and Private on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and Surprised on Saturdays and Sundays and Mondays – but even that is an Archetype that will be Obsolete soon.

There isn’t much difference between Attention and Intention.¬† If your Attention is always on Negativity and Scarcity, whether in thought or Emotion, the Unconscious will consider that your Intention, and Manifest it for you.¬† Your Attention is under your Control.¬† You may have a nasty Habit of Focusing on your Negative thoughts and Bummer Emotions, and it may take a lot of Work to Change the Habit, but it is doable.¬† The Key is Noticing and Congratulating.

Rather than beating yourself up when you Notice that you’re Unconsciously indulging your Negativity, Congratulate yourself for Noticing.¬† You’re substituting Positive Reinforcement for Negative Reinforcement, and the more often you do this, the easier it becomes.¬† You’ll be surprised at how Effective this simple step is; Congratulate yourself for Noticing that you’re Repeating an undesired Habit, rather than cursing yourself for Repeating the Habit.

This particular Eclipse occurs while Mercury is Retrograde, and the Vedic Eclipse interpretation we linked to at the beginning of this article reads much like the average Western astrology’s interpretation of Mercury Retrograde.¬† Our approach to Retrogradations is the same as our approach to Eclipses.¬† But rather than Demanifestation of something routine, a Retrogradation may encourage Obsession on it – not a matter of Dimension, just a matter of Direction, so absolutely available to be Changed by the Ego with PIAVAs and Persistence.¬†

I usually find Retrogrades to be more Contemplative than Obsessive, but the same Energies apply – Contemplate What you Want, not What you Don’t Want.¬† If you’re particularly Skilled at Obsession, Obsess on What you Want, not on What you don’t Want.¬† We’ve already talked about Obsession and Changing the Subject, an important step in PIAVAing

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/cause-an-defect-full-moon-iv/

If you can’t shake Negative Energy while you’re trying to Focus on What You Want, Tap it Out.¬† Be sure to measure the Intensity of the Energy before and after Tapping, and Recognize that you may need to Iterate, and even alternate with other forms of PIAVAing.¬† Persistence counts.

The dwarf planet that deals with our Unlimited Potential is Chaos, which is in the Air Grand Trine and Dynamic Grand Sextile of the recent Full Moon; see the previous post.¬† It’s joined in the Grand Trine by Haumea/Rebirth and South Node/Karma, but the other three, Fire, points in the Grand Sextile are North Node/Mission and Purpose, Eris/Revelation of Denial, and Lilith-Saturn-Ixion-Pholus/In Order to Achieve Self-Sovereignty the Most Important Thing is that we Become Responsible to our Unique and Probably Forbidden Genius.

The dwarf planet and Centaur Hylonome deals with Letting Go of Archetypes, and the asteroid Juno deals with the Edges of Consciousness.¬† It’s no Coincidence that they’re Conjunct as we speak.¬† Hylonome Initiated Juno in February 2017, starting a new 9-year Cycle at 8 Capricorn, “In a Sun-lit home domestic birds sing joyously.”¬† We’re in the middle of the Exposition (which actually peaked 28 July).¬† The Confidence-Builder occurs at the September Equinox.

August Total Solar Eclipse

March 4, 2017

It’s definitely not too soon, and may be a bit late, to Plan to attend the 21¬†August North American Total Solar Eclipse. ¬†You probably want to¬†PIAVA your attendance as well as Plan it. ¬†A Total Solar Eclipse is a Lifetime-Quality-Amazing, Life-Changing event, even though it lasts only 2-3 minutes. ¬†I still have a vivid memory of the one I was lucky enough to attend in 1979, and I’m Planning to attend this one. ¬†Darkness falls before it gets to Europe or Africa, so it’s visible only from the US and the two adjacent Oceans. ¬†The 45-mile-wide Path of Totality, starting at 10:15am PDT, takes about two and a half hours to cross Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, southern¬†Illinois, western Kentucky, Tennessee, and South Carolina.

Some useful resources…

http://www.mcglaun.com/eclipse/2017/maps.htm

http://www.mcglaun.com/eclipse/2017/path_through_the_us.HTM

http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=4314

https://www.nasa.gov/content/eye-safety-during-a-total-solar-eclipse

Because Absence is just about the only way to bring the¬†Ubiquitous¬†into Consciousness, and because the Nature of the Unconscious is Ubiquitousness, we regard a Solar Eclipse as a Powerful symbol of Illumination. ¬†The Eclipse chart is remarkable; we’ll dissect it later.

Blessing Full Moon Eclipse

February 8, 2017

Two planets are “Sextile” to one another when they’re within a few Degrees of being two Signs apart, or one sixth of the way ’round the Zodiac from one another. ¬†The Angle from one planet to another determines how their Energies are Relating to one another. ¬†One sixth of the way ’round the Loop is a 60-Degree Angle, and it’s a very positive Angle. ¬†

The Sixth Harmonic (ie, one sixth of the Circle) is about Partnership, Collaboration with Others, and particularly with a Special Other. ¬†Well-functioning Partnership makes Life a lot Easier¬†–¬†with two cats in the yard and all.

The Trine (Third Harmonic, 120 Degrees or four Signs apart, a third of the Loop) represents “Dumb-Luck” Grace – things flow so Effortlessly that we don’t even know that there could be Resistance. ¬†Personalizing a Trine – thinking the Ease is a result of our own special heroism – creates insufferable Arrogance. ¬†

The Sextile is more subtle. ¬†It only Opens the door to Grace after we’ve taken the “first step.” ¬†If we don’t take the first step, nothing happens. ¬†Kind of the way Partnership works – one of us¬†has to take the first step. ¬†There’s generally no Arrogance involved, more like Surprise and Gratitude instead.

We use the term “Grand” when any set of Angles fills the Circle – three Trines back-to-back is called a “Grand Trine,” six Sextiles end-to-end a “Grand Sextile.” ¬†Generally, the “Grand” Configurations are Blessings. ¬†Even the Grand Cross, which is four Squares (each 90 Degrees, one fourth of the Loop), is a Benefic, even though it’s made up of four Angles which by themselves would be Challenging. ¬†It’s Benefic because, like the other “Grands,” it’s Balanced.

Many folks consider the Grand Sextile – a six-pointed Star – to be the greatest¬†Configuration of all. ¬†A Grand Sextile contains two Grand Trines, so there’s plenty of Dumb-Luck Grace. ¬†But there’s also all that Collaboration flowing from six Sextiles all working together, once we set it all in motion.

The long-lived Ixion Golden Rectangle we’ve been touting for months is made of two Trines and two Sextiles, so while it doesn’t include a Grand Trine, it does fill the Circle and is relatively Balanced, so it’s also fairly “Grand,” it’s a very beneficial Configuration. ¬†Well, the 10 February (4:30 pm PST) Full Moon Eclipse, at 23 Leo-Aquarius, turns that Golden Rectangle into a Grand Sextile. ¬†Break out the Champagne! ¬†It’s short-lived, since it’s the fast-moving Moon that forms the Configuration, but we get a solid half-day out of it, from around 11am till 11pm PST on 10 February.

Grand Sextiles occur in either the Dynamic Signs or the Magnetic Signs, this one in the Dynamics. ¬†So Action is implied as our strategy most likely to be successful. ¬†That means Brave and Brash. ¬†The six points on the Star represent the six Energies that will Dance hand in hand on 10 February…

  • Trusting Intuition, Trusting Self¬†(Moon in Leo)
  • Big Rebirth – take the Risk to meet new People and Be a new Person¬†(Jupiter-Haumea in Libra)
  • Forbidden Creativity – take the Risk to loose the chains and really Be Your Scariest Self (Saturn-Ixion in Sagittarius)
  • Party it Up and Celebrate Community (Sun in Aquarius)
  • Be Unabashedly Yourself, no holding back or thinking about Consequences (Uranus-Eris in Aries)
  • Whenever you Feel a Should coming on, Cancel-Neutralize-Upgrade it before it can get past the Sh-h-¬†(Atropos-Chaos in Gemini)

Any Full Moon Eclipse is Stronger than the average Full Moon. ¬†This one is a “Penumbral” Eclipse, which means you have to look very closely to notice the slight darkening of one side of the Moon. ¬†While a Full Moon does its work by Illuminating what was hidden, an Eclipse does its work by making absent what was there all along but not differentiated. ¬†If all you see is a Forest, then they log half the Trees, suddenly you see, through their absence, that there were Trees there too, not just a Forest.

So a Penumbral Eclipse does double duty. ¬†The Full Moon is almost as bright as usual, illuminating what we need to see to make our next jump in Growth of Consciousness. ¬†It’s also Eclipsed – we may have to squint to notice, but the Eclipse Energy is there – so what’s been hiding in plain sight suddenly becomes obvious by its absence – and that¬†is our next jump in Consciousness. ¬†

We don’t Grow in Consciousness through Discovery; we Grow through Differentiation, through Noticing what we hadn’t Noticed before. ¬†That’s what Meditation is all about. ¬†You might Notice that you’ve been Shoulding on yourself without Realizing it till now, for instance. ¬†Or you may find that your Limits are Illuminated in such a way that you Realize that they’re your Limiting Beliefs, not the “Laws of Nature” you thought they were.

There’s a lot¬†more to this Full Moon and Eclipse; we’ll take that up in the next couple of posts.

The 23.3 Maker Eclipse I

March 19, 2016

Wednesday’s (5am PDT 23 March) Lunar Eclipse is only Penumbral. ¬†That means that you’ll have to watch closely to notice that there’s a slight darkening of the Moon’s light, as the Earth blocks only the fringe of the Sun’s Light. ¬†It’ll be easy to miss even when looking straight at it on a cloudless night. ¬†I tend to discount the importance of Penumbral Eclipses, but others don’t, and there’s every¬†reason to¬†assume that they know more about it than me. ¬†Since I see Eclipses as bringing into Consciousness through Differentiation that which was ubiquitous or obvious before, we could see a Penumbral Eclipse as very subtle¬†Growth¬†in Consciousness. ¬†And just because it’s subtle doesn’t mean it can’t be momentous – you just may not realize it for a while.

Though there isn’t much subtle about this Eclipse chart. ¬†First we need to remember that during this Eclipse Saturn, Ixion, Pholus, Klotho, and Sappho are all Stationary. ¬†Plus, dwarf planet Quaoar (the Law-Giver) is also Stationary, on 29 March. ¬†That’s a load for a background. ¬†

Quaoar doesn’t hand down The Law because he’s a Control Freak; he hands it¬†down because he knows what will promote Survival and what will destroy it, and he’s on the side of Survival. ¬†Quaoar’s Station is a hare’s breath from the Cusp of Capricorn, implying that the next twelve months will see¬†our last opportunity to Let Go of our Resistance to Allowing Change, and to Let Go of our unnecessarily extravagant Lifestyle, before it becomes painfully obvious that we just need to Fix It, and to hell with the oil companies and the multinationals. ¬†Since¬†Just Fixing It will involve painful sacrifice, we’re waaay ahead to Attend to our Sustenance this year, so we’re already adjusted when the scat hits the blades.

And of course it’s an Equalnox, already a Cleansing and a Rebirth even without the embellishments.

There are two big Configurations in the Eclipse chart.  First, the Eclipse itself is Conjunct dwarf planet Makemake (Manifestation) Рa Maker Eclipse.  Mercury (Communication) Conjoins the Sun.  The Moon heads a Powerful Kite, with Mars (Physical Energy) and asteroid Hopi (Reverence for All Things) at the arms of the Grand Trine (Grace).  The Eclipse Axis is also the base of a T-Square (Mastery through Challenge) focused on Stationary Quaoar, Centaur Hylonome, and asteroid Lachesis.  

Quaoar-Hylonome-Lachesis is an interesting Challenge. ¬†Lachesis is about measuring the length of a Lifetime, the span between Ego Deaths. ¬†Hylonome is about Divorcing ourselves from the Archetypes that have been controlling our Reactions to Life, and the Ego Death that inevitably accompanies such a Divorce. ¬†“How will I Survive without¬†that!?!?” says our Resistance, and the short answer is, You won’t, because your Old You is being retired, to be replaced by the New You that’s being designed now. ¬†We can hang your old jersey from the rafters if you cherish it.

We could well encounter a period of Confusion, where we aren’t at all sure just Who We Are. ¬†As much as you can, Let that Be. ¬†Confusion is the first stage of Growth, and any retreat from Confusion is a retreat into your Old, obsolete Ego. ¬†You’d much rather slither out of that old Snakeskin now while the slithering is easy, than have it ripped off of you later, as fingernails take a while to grow back.

The asteroid Vesta also makes a Quincunx Bridge across the Full Moon-Eclipse Axis…

An excellent test of how your very¬†subtle Growth is progressing will be your sense of¬†Being Violated. ¬†Certainly not physically, but if you encounter Insults, Pay Attention. ¬†That’s one of your Unconscious Limiting Beliefs that’s being Insulted, and the name of the game here is Letting Go¬†of Unconscious Limiting Beliefs. ¬†Take a time-out, be Loving and Present with your Feeling of Being Insulted, and take as much time as you need to start seeing the Humor in it. ¬†The person who Insulted you is an Ally – though not necessarily a friend. ¬†You don’t have to, and probably don’t want to, share with them your Insights about the Limiting Beliefs you’re transcending. ¬†They may not even be aware of Insulting you.

Take my word for it, this is the Easy way.

You know those new-fangled 3D “printers”? ¬†That’s the sense in which this is a “Maker” Eclipse – it’s “printing” you a new Identity. ¬†

We’ll do the second Configuration in the next installment.