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Self-Love New Moon 2

November 14, 2020

In the 14 November 2020 New Moon chart, the planets in the “Basket of Grace” (blue upside-down Truss Bridge) under the red triangle are an interesting pair. They tell us How the Nasty Challenge (T-Square red triangle) will Self-Resolve. First there’s dwarf planet Eris, which is about Revelation of What’s Been Denied, and second there’s dwarf planet Asbolus, meaning Intuition, Merged With (Conjunct) the North Node, which indicates our Lifetime Mission.

Our Life Mission is way too multidimensional for the Dualistic Mind to be able to do more than get an occasional glimpse of it from one angle, so if our Life Mission were an Elephant, we’d be the seven Blind Men trying to figure out what it is. Our Intuition, though, is able to handle many more Dimensions, as long as we don’t constantly Diminish it by squeezing it into Words. So our Intuition has been giving us Videos of our Life Mission in the form of Skits from our Childhood and Past Lives (Eris).

Asbolus and the North Node are three and a half Degrees apart and separating, so the Connection is weakening, but both of them are well within three Degrees of the New Moon, so they’re Reconnected and Re-Energized by the New Moon. (Three Degrees is the Limit of Connection that we use in this blog; it and one Degree are the most common Limits of Connection that astrologers use. The less Difference between the Locations, the Stronger the Connection.) The Asbolus-North Node Connection was Exact at the end of August, within one Degree between mid-August and mid-September, and within three Degrees between late July and late September, so we’ve been Experiencing this Connection for a while.

Intuition can be illusive. My Intuition Teacher advised me to Ask myself “What If I Did Know?” and tentatively Believe the Answer I got. Translating an Intuition into Words is like pinning a Butterfly to a block of styrofoam – it might look good, but you’ve just Killed it. So Word Pictures of Intuitions are always tentatively or “…Or Something Like That,” as Eugene Gendlin liked to say. But the point is that the Information is Available. We can try retrieving it with a Theta such as “God/Goddess, Creator of All That Is, I Command that I Grok the Intuitions about my Life Mission that I Received over the Summer (North) or Winter (South) so they will Help Me Let Go of Karmic Impediments to Unconditional Self-Love. It Is Done, It Is Done, It Is Done. Thank You God/Goddess. Show Me!

In case you haven’t read Heinlein, Grok means “to drink in all available aspects of reality or to become one with the observed,” the multidimensional equivalent of “Understanding,” which is what the Limited Dualistic Mind does. You may or may not Notice any lightbulbs over your head, but it may be better if you don’t, because then you’ll be less Tempted to Wordify it. Just Trust that you’ve Received and Grokked the Download, and that it has Changed you accordingly.

We need this because the next week plus will be Challenging. Our Ability to Trust, and to Grok what’s Trustable so we can Trust it, is Lit Up through 17 November, as asteroid Eurydike, which symbolizes Trust, is increasingly Exaggerated until 1am PST on 18 November. As usual with astrology, that’s for Good or Ill, as our Trust will be Challenged so we can Witness the places where we OverTrust and UnderTrust and Adjust accordingly.

In the New Moon chart asteroid Veritas, the Truth of the Mind, is Merged with Pluto, Compulsion. We may or may not Believe Facts, depending on whether or not they Align with our current Concept Set. For instance, many people Reject the Fact that the Earth is Flat (when seen from the center of a plain, for instance) because they’ve been Hypnotized by “Science” to Believe that it’s Round. It might Look Round from the Moon, but we don’t Live on the Moon. It might Look Curved from an airplane, but there are lots of Curves that aren’t Round. The Dualistic Mind will always Delude you unless you always specify the conditions under which each “Fact” is “True” – and what a Headache that would be.

It’s a lot Easier if we just recognize that like Loki or Coyote, the Mind is a Trickster, simply because it usually thinks in Either/Or, while the Universe is Both/And. “Figures don’t Lie, but Liars sure can Figure,” is a general rule that Statisticians use, if they know what they’re doing. The Truth of the Mind is always Relative to usually-unspecified and often-unknown Assumptions and Conditions, and it’s Dual, so it usually Flips rather than Adjusts. Goddess Knows we’re getting a graduate seminar in Exactly This in our Political Dramas these days. This is Grade-School Bullshit, and we need to see through it so we can instead Focus on The Most Important Thing – Climate Change, as the Dali Lama reminds us. If we don’t, Death by COVID might turn out to be the more Merciful Choice.

In the New Moon chart, Pluto-Veritas (Compulsive Belief in “Facts”) is Challenged (Squared) by Eris, or Revelation of What’s Been Denied. Compulsive Belief in “Facts” is also Contrasted (Opposed) to Respect for All Things (asteroid Hopi) – we will never see Peace and Collaboration and 5D and Sustainability as long as we invest our Trust in Either/Or. Reality is always Both/And.

Besides Compulsive Belief in “Facts” (Pluto-Veritas), Revelation of What’s Been Denied (Eris) and Respect for All Things (Hopi), the fourth corner of the big red square (a “Grand Cross” in astrologuese) in the New Moon chart is The Heart (Venus). It’s the Heart that Groks. The Truth of the Heart is symbolized by asteroid Aletheia. For any given Person, the Truth of the Heart is not Relative like “Facts” are, but Absolute. What we have to Remember about the Heart is that Everyone’s Truth of the Heart is Different. You can, if you’re clever, convince someone to Believe in the “Truth” of your “Facts.” Shame on you, but you can do it.

You’ll never convince anyone to Believe in the Truth of your Heart, if their Heart has a Different Truth. They might pretend to Believe to get you off their back, but our Heart-Truths are Permanent and Inviolable. We Recognize them Intuitively, not Intellectually. Heart-Truths are multidimensional, and suffer Wordification poorly. As long as Hupers fail to Recognize the Difference between Mind-“Facts” and Heart-Truths, and fail to Realize that Everyone’s Heart-Truths are Different, there will never be Peace on the Planet.

How does asteroid Aletheia relate to the New Moon chart? Like so…

That’s a “Grand Quintile,” Grand because it fills the whole chart, and Quintile because it features five planets more or less equally space around the Zodiac. Quintiles are about Teaching and Learning, and a Grand Quintile is about Multidimensional Teaching and Learning. There are twenty-six Relationships we’re being Taught to Grok

  • Truth of the Heart (Aletheia) to Self-Love (Sappho-New Moon)
  • Heart-Truth to Pattern-Breaking (dwarf planet Orcus)
  • Heart-Truth to Unlimited Potential (dwarf planet Chaos)
  • Heart-Truth to Freedom (Fixed Star Alpheratz)
  • Self-Love to Pattern-Breaking
  • Self-Love to Unlimited Potential
  • Self-Love to Freedom
  • Pattern-Breaking to Unlimited Potential
  • Pattern-Breaking to Freedom
  • Unlimited Potential to Freedom

Then there are the sixteen Interaction terms…

  • Heart-Truth to Self-Love to Pattern-Breaking etc (10)
  • Self-Love to Pattern-Breaking to Unlimited Potential to Freedom etc (5)
  • Pattern-Breaking to Unlimited Potential to Freedom to Heart-Truth to Self-Love (1)

That’s a lot to Learn. It’s a good thing it’s Intuitive, as it’d boggle the Mind. These apply to the New Moon chart, ie, the next two weeks. Meanwhile we’re Dealing with Trust until 18 November, as Eurydike Stands Still. So we’ll be Learning how Trust Relates to each of those twenty-six Relationships. Busy Busy Busy.

Then the Real Teaching takes center stage, as Intrusive Memories (dwarf planet Gonggong) are Lit Up till 20 November and Abuse and Privilege (dwarf planet Nessus) are Lit Up till 22 November. The Poster Child for Abuse and Privilege is the Antagonist of the Big Political Drama, and it’s our own Intrusive Memories of all of our own Karmic Abuse and Privilege Experiences and Patterns that will be Triggered. How many of us will be able to Differentiate the Present Moment from our Regressions?

And the Mind-Truths of Privilege for the White Supremacists? The Heart-Truths of Privilege for the Narcissists? I doubt that many of them will Know the Difference between Reality and their Projections, but we can always pray for Miracles. There are Intriguing Possibilities in the Angle between the New Moon and each of the three Stations – Eurydike, Gonggong, Nessus. We’ll talk about those in the next post.

Charts of the Portals X

September 23, 2020

From Charts of the Portals VIII

“A Caveat though – we’ve also entered the Province (in Time) of Exaggerated Dependence or Exaggerated Independence (Hylonome Stationary till 5pm 23 September 2020 in 5 Capricorn).  That’ll put a very different twist on our Debriefing of what we’ve Learned this year about Self-Love and Consciousness around Relationship (Sappho and Juno in Libra).  For instance, if you’ve considered or experienced Big Changes in a Relationship, it may well Evolve Rapidly in the next few days.

“By all means Take Advantage of what you’ve Learned about yourself and Others, and especially Act to Expand your Consciousness and your Self-Love, but recognize that this ‘Crisis’ stage will probably be Temporary.  If you’re on the verge of Life-Scale Relationship Changes, you may want to ‘sleep on it’ for several days first.  It’s a great time to make such Changes, but if they’re done ‘in the heat of the moment’ you may regret it later.”

This astroevent is in our Jupiter Station chart…

Of course, all three of these charts are active all of the time this month, but this one is front and center this week.

Before we get there though, starting at 7:30 am PDT 23 September, the Moon goes Out of Bounds again, meaning we’ll be more Emotional than usual.  That also means that Our Instincts will be Sharper than they usually are.  Which can make trouble – we could misinterpret our Instincts to think that they mean we must be “right,” and let our Strong Emotions take over.  Don’t be surprised by an uptick in assaults and worse – but stay out of one yourself, K?  This lasts till 5:40 am PDT 25 September.

Dubya could have his invasion and destruction of the cultural history of Iraq (to erase all that evidence about his benefactors the Anunnaki) under cover of this Confusion between Instincts and Emotions, in his followup to the previous Moon OOB period and the WTC.  Don’t let the Antichrist pull off the same kind of tricks.

Meanwhile, till 6:10 am PDT 25 September, our Intuition is Exaggerated – or our ability to Ignore it! (Asbolus Stationary in 26 Gemini)It’s a fabulous time to Notice that we’re Ignoring it, and correct that Habit.  The Difference between our Intuition and our Instincts is subtle.  It would be useful for us to Explore that Difference here where they’re in sharp contrast.  Our Strong Intuition Lights Up the same Energy (chart) that we Experienced early in the month when our Creative Genius was Standing Out (Ixion Stationary, 10 September)

Which happens to be an Energy we’ll be Suffering Under – Wait!  I mean, Living With a lot for the next while, as it’s the major Energy in all of the following…

  • Focus on The Most Important Thing (Saturn Stationary in 26 Capricorn) until 10pm PDT 28 September.
  • Which is likely to be Our Unlimited Potential (Chaos Stationary in 29 Gemini) until 2:30 am PDT 29 September.

Remember that we likely just had a Big Breakthrough on this…

“So we use the Energy in our Survival Instincts, which run about as Deep as any Energy, to Excite our Passion for Growing our Unconditional Self-Love, [which in turn] Allows our Karmic Limitations to Shift and Open Up our Boundless Potential so it Changes our Emotional History and Creates a [New] Internal Reality (Emotion<->Thought) that Sustains the Truth of our Heart.”

Changing our Emotional History isn’t as hard as it sounds – we do it every time we have a significant Change of Perspective on some Profound past event, or Forgive someone at whom we got very Angry when we Realize that it wasn’t their Fault, or See the World through New Eyes for any of a number of other reasons.

Also notice that these two Stations (Saturn and Chaos) Relate to one another through Curiosity (Quincunx)The Most Important Thing is likely to be Our Unconstrained Potential, but we need to Grok the fact that Our Potential is far more Multidimensional than our Dualistic Mind can ever Understand and Utilize Effectively.  The only way we can work with our Unlimited Potential is via a Tool that is as Unlimited, namely our Intuition.  The thick plottens, doesn’t it.

The Saturn Station is of course the second step in our Initiation into the Digital Age, the first being the 12 September Station of Jupiter, as the two prepare to Merge at the Capricorn Solstice.  Opening to our Unlimited Potential will be a very valuable part of Creating Our Own Reality in the Digital Age, which may entail a lot of Suffering for those who Don’t Have This Luxury.

  • A Huge Teaching about our Confidence (Chariklo Stationary in 25 Capricorn) till 1:20 pm PDT 3 October.  If we’re Open to it, the Teaching is likely to be that Self-Confidence and Self-Doubt are not Created by External Processes – they are products of our own Internal Decision Process.  The Teaching is Huge because it’s Merged with (Conjunct) and nearly simultaneous with…
  • A Big Shift in the Underlying Trance through which We See the World (Pluto Stationary in 23 Capricorn) through at least 6:30 am PDT 4 October.

It’s going to be a very busy couple of weeks.

Rebirth Full Moon IV

June 17, 2019

Speaking of plastic (as we were recently), here’s a status report…

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/17/recycled-plastic-america-global-crisis

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/17/recycling-plastic-wrong-guide

As we said, the solution to this is super simple – just prohibit the manufacture of Instant Landfill.  But of course since the government and the manufacturers have merged, that can’t be done, because the manufacturers would lose money, and that’s obviously far more important than, say, the Oceans.  In ten US states you pay a deposit for a glass bottle, and 80% are returned and recycled.

But we were in the middle of busily listing out the many Prominent Features of the 17 July Full Moon.  We only had one Big One left before we get to the Hidden Treasures.  Here’s the chart, by the way…

You can see the Full Moon’s red triangle (T-Square) and the big red box with the X in it (Grand Cross).

Next up is the big blue rectangle, which astrologers call a “Golden Rectangle” because it’s blue.  No, not really, it’s because the ratio of its short sides to its long sides is the Golden Angle, φ or Phi.  We use blue to indicated a Friendly Energy, so Golden turns out to be blue.  In a Golden Rectangle the two central diagonal Dichotomies (red lines or Oppositions) interact in a very Constructive way.

Fortunately, we’ve already talked about both Dichotomies, because one (Moon-Ixion vs. Sun-Chaos) is the Full Moon itself, and the other (Haumea-Veritas vs. Klotho-Eris) is half of the Grand Cross.  That’s the nature of Duality, isn’t it – it always ends up being Soandso versus Whosit, so Competition is assured.

In the previous posts we summarized the Full Moon as “we Succeed by Dismissing the ‘Shoulds’ that shout at us, and instead Embracing the Intuitions that are always Whispering sweet nothings in our ear,” and the other Dichotomy as “our Fear about having to Face something we’ve been Ignoring is juxtaposed against our Intuitive Excitement about an Impending Future Feeling very Close at hand.”

You can read that last paragraph a couple of time and let yourself Imagine how those two will meld, but I’ll choose “You have Intuitions about your Future, but they’re pretty quiet.  You also have a bundle of Anxieties about it, and they’re pretty loud.  Put some Effort into Deciding What You Really Want for yourself, and then Commit to spending a lot of time Focusing on How It Will Feel when that Happens.”  That’s probably enough.

Our first Hidden Treasure is only partly shown on the picture of the chart.  In the lower left you can see the symbol for our Sacred Mission, the headphones (North Node), which sits next to the symbol for Awareness and Communication (Mercury), the legless stick figure with pointy ears.  That’s fine so far, as it indicates an increasing Awareness of our Mission.  But what’s not drawn in is the symbol for Ego Death (asteroid Nemesis), which sits in the same place.

Now we’ve been preaching for a long time that we should all be Celebrating Ego Death, because it’s just a Molt, and its primary function is to eliminate our Limitations.  But I know, We’d Rather Die than Feel That Again!  Which is kinda the point, it’s just that the “We” is the Ego, so yes, Die away, K?  Feeling That Again Happens to Be Exactly How We Eliminate Our Limitations.  ‘Nuff said?

The other Hidden Treasure happens as we speak, as the symbol for Manifestation (dwarf planet Makemake) is very Strong (Stationary 2am PDT 18 June), abetted by Strength in the symbol for Truth (asteroid Veritas Stationary 1pm PDT 18 June).  This is very Easy to interpret – Don’t Fall for the Temptation to Dwell on What You Don’t Want.  Focus on What You Do Want Instead, and if you can Imagine yourself Feeling the Way You’re Going to Feel When You Do Get What You Want, You’re GoldenEvery Thought Is a Prayer, and All Prayers Are Answered.

While Attending to your own Desires is Bottom Line (It’s like Love – you have to do yourself first), this especially applies to the Future of the Planet.  Imagine yourself Feeling the Way You’re Going to Feel When You’re Living on a Planet Where Collaboration Has Replaced CompetitionWe’ll explain that in the next post.

Most of you will be reading this after the fact, but no worries – it’s Never Too Late.

No Limits III

March 3, 2019

Speaking of the Heart (as we were at the end of the first No Limits post), Dan Scranton’s Arcturian Channel has this to say today…

https://danielscranton.com/the-part-of-you-that-knows-all-%e2%88%9ethe-9d-arcturian-council/

“We are excited to introduce all of you to a side of yourselves that you may not have known existed.  We are referring to the side of yourselves that knows everything.  There is a part of you, and it is inside of you, that understands the consequences of every action.  There is a side of you that knows what you are moving towards in every moment.  There is a side of you that knows about the entirety of your history in all of your lifetimes, and that part of you does not exist anywhere near your physical mind.

“Now, many of you use your physical minds to try to understand where you are going, what a choice will lead to, and where you have been, but your minds are much better off focusing you on the present moment.  This is why the meditation is so valuable.  In meditation, you are focusing on the here and now.  You are focusing on what you are doing in the moment, which is breathing.

“We know that some of you already tap in to this side of yourselves that knows everything that you could ever possibly know.  We are talking about the area of your heart that is right in the center of it.  Now, you have often been pushed away from your feelings by others.  Others have diminished the importance of your feelings, and most of your lives, there has been an emphasis on your intelligence, your ability to recall information, and your ability to figure things out.  But that all keeps you in a state of perpetual limitation.

“In order to truly tap in to what it is that you have access to, you need to feel into that place in the center of your heart where all is known.  So we recommend that you focus there more often.  We recommend that you shift your consciousness from your head to your heart, and we certainly recommend that you follow the advice that comes from that very wise part of who you are, not just in matters of the heart, not just when it comes to your emotions and your relationships.

“We are talking about listening to your heart no matter what the circumstance and trusting in that part of yourselves that is infinite and eternal.  At the center of your hearts lies a portal that connects you directly to Source, and that’s what we want you to feel for from now on whenever you are curious about something, you want to know something, or you are about to make a decision in your lives.”

We usually think of other parts of ourself as our Channel for Intuition – our Third Eye, our Belly, our Vision, our Hearing, etc.  But the Heart is the center of it all, and a Focus on the Heart Embraces many other Values, Compassion chief among them.  It’s not just the Heart that has access to All The Information in the Universe, all of our Mitochondria also do, if they aren’t blocked by Toxic Chemicals or Held Emotions.

The South Node, seat of our Held Emotions, is about to be Cleansed in a major way by Pluto.  The Exact Initiation doesn’t occur till 6 April, but they’re less than two Degrees apart as we speak, and they’re very Lit Up by the 5 March Station of Chaos (chart in the previous post).  This Initiation will occur at 24 Capricorn, “A woman entering a convent.”  Dwarf planet Chariklo (Confidence) is in that Degree now, and approaching their Midpoint (which will Activate them both).

A key to Intuition is Certainty.  In the Psychic classes I took, an assignment was to Ask ourself, “What If I Did Know?”  But it’s also Critical to Remember that Certainty is a Heuristic – a Learning Tool.  Our actual Intuition is never Certain, because it’s Constrained by our own Experience and Consciousness, and because the Present and Future are always still being Co-Created.  Certainty as an Absolute is an Either/Or – Political.  We always See through a glass darkly.  As a Heuristic for Temporary use, Certainty is very handy.

Developing Confidence in our Intuition is Powerful.  The mind Lives in Duality, so it tends toward “Black and White.”  It’s up to the Other Parts of us to distinguish the Greys – and to Enjoy the Colors!  Confidence and Certainty are Different.  Confidence Trusts but Verifies, while Certainty simply makes Judgments.  Confidence is Situational, Certainty is often Absolute.  And of course if we’re talking about our own Life, Certainty about What We Want In This Moment is simply Discernment.  Just not to be Confused with What We May Want In The Next Moment.

By the way, as we age, our Mitochondria degrade and decline.  Our Mitochondria are the source of our Energy.  They’re genetically different from our DNA, as our Paternal Unit (as Frank Zappa might have said) makes no contribution to them, they’re solely provided by our Mother.  Loss of Mitochondria and Adrenal Fatigue are wicked companions.  The supplement PQQ (Pyrrhoquinoline Quinone Disodium Salt) is said to be one of the only known ways for us to Create new Mitochondria in our Bodies.

The 6 March New Moon also Lights Up our Intuition in very interesting ways.  Here’s the chart…

As we said in No Limits, the New Moon “Dances cheek-to-cheek with Ego-Bending Confusion about our Beliefs (Conjunct Neptune and asteroid Vesta, and Square Nemesis-Asbolus-Sappho).”  Neptune represents Material Confusion and Spiritual Clarity, and Vesta our Beliefs, often our Unconscious Limiting Beliefs.  So be on the Lookout for Material situations that seem to Contradict your Pet Peeves and other entrenched Judgment-type Beliefs.  Our Ego uses those kinds of Beliefs to Define ourself – “I’m not one of those people who…” or “I’m the kind of person who…” Our Judgments are likely to be very loosey-goosey over the next couple of weeks.

The Challenge (Square) to Nemesis-Asbolus-Sappho is also particularly interesting.  Asteroid Nemesis of course symbolizes Ego Death, which often feels Threatening to us.  Yet Sappho stands for Self-Love, so we may Realize that it’s Self-Loving to Let Go of some of our Self-Limiting Judgments.  Recently Stationary and still Strong Asbolus – meaning our Intuition – sits right between them!

Speaking of Either/Or (as we were recently, and at the end of the previous post, No Limits II), for anyone who’s interested in the Intersection of politics and technology, there’s a fascinating article in the March 2019 issue of Wired Magazine (it’s not online yet) on this Intersection in Italy, touching on Brexit and Cambridge Analytica.  The article is called “Careful What You Wish For.”  Since the Digital Age will be upon us in full “Glory” next year, the article is very useful homework.  Just be watchful to hold Certainty Lightly, as an Elephant has many appendages, and you know why Angels can fly.

Intuition Olympics 3

February 21, 2018

There’s another interesting Asbolus-Station chart, looking in on the Fifth-Harmonic Angles – a Grand Quintile…

And 85% of a Grand Decile.  The Fifth Harmonic is about what we’re Learning.  It may Amplify or Extend what the rest of the chart shows, or it may indicate something entirely different.  A Grand Quintile is five planets equally spaced around the Zodiac – a graduate degree in one map. 

A Grand Decile is ten planets equally spaced around the Loop.  The Tenth Harmonic is about Fortune.  Not always Good Fortune, but you can Choose that if you’re so inclined and Conscious.

The Grand Quintile of Learning includes…

  • Manifestation – dwarf planet Makemake
  • Truth – asteroid Aletheia
  • Boundaries – asteroid Pallas
  • The Edges of Consciousness – asteroid Juno
  • Active Defense of, or Attack on, our Beliefs – Mars and asteroid Vesta

How many Stories can we make using those terms (or their Opposites) plus some riff on the concept of Learning?  For instance…

  • When we Notice that our Beliefs have been Challenged and we find ourself Defending them, we know that we’re on one of the Boundaries that we use to Protect ourself from Growth in Consciousness.  By Learning to step across that Boundary we can begin to Manifest the Truth about Who We Are and What We Want.

Okay, your turn.  Make several.  Find at least one that’s a Bummer, such as…

  • Our own Beliefs will Attack us when we try to cross the Hard Boundary between the Ego and the Unconscious.  I’m Scared to be Truthful with myself and Confront the Ogre that guards the gate.  In the Fairy Tales there’s usually a Treasure on the other side, hoarded by the Ogre.  It’s probably what I’ve always Wanted but never been able to Manifest.  Sad.

Now turn it around so it’s a Blessing.  The World just Is, whether you Define it as Bummer or Blessing is your Choice.  Choose Blessing.  Remember that Power is never Given, it’s Taken.  Power is the opposite of Victim.

The three extant points on what would be the second Grand Quintile that’s Decile to the first are…

  • The Life Force – dwarf planet Varuna
  • The Authenticity we need to Manifest our Unlimited Potential – the Moon and dwarf planet Chaos
  • The Ability to Interrupt an Archetype – asteroid Lachesis

And Trance Reformation – Pluto, is close to making a fourth.  Pluto actually makes the necessary Biquintile Angle to the Moon.  The Moon symbolizes Authenticity, so we gladly let Pluto be the handle on the Lunar umbrella, and let it Restructure the Programming that causes us to constantly betray our Real Self. 

The missing sixth point in the second Grand Quintile would be around 11 Degrees of Scorpio, “A drowning person is being rescued.”  That fits very well – this Vacancy isn’t in the planetary Configuration, so in order to Complete the Grand Decile (Great Fortune) we need to rescue ourself from drowning in the Undifferentiated Sea of the Unconscious. 

We do that by Noticing the Archetypes that Sabotage us, and Noticing that we have the Power to Choose a Different Action than what our Programming would have Chosen for us.  It’s never too late to start.

Pluto, which also represents Compulsion, is also almost exactly Biquintile to the Intuition Olympics – the Asbolus Station that’s the reason we’re looking at this chart in the first place.  So our Power here lies in Accepting our Intuitions when they tell us that we’re Betraying our Real Self.  If we feel like we’re sleep-walking or stoned or Guilty here, we’re on the right track; we need to be operating from the Artistic and Musical “right brain,” not the Logical and Obedient “left brain.”

Intuition Olympics 2

February 19, 2018

The second Diamond Star Challenges us to redeploy our Boundaries (Pallas) so they Protect us from Abuse, while they’re Open to facilitating What We Want to Manifest, and in particular Open to Fulfilling our Deepest Desires…

The base of the T-Square is the Nodal Axis.  When the Nodal Axis works properly, the South Node points out our Held Emotions, we Embrace them, and another important Skill that we Mastered in a Past Life (but which was obscured by the Held Emotions) is made available to us so we can apply it toward our North-Node Mission.  “Held” Emotions are those which we Consciously or Unconsciously Avoid “at all costs” because they Trigger an Ego Death that feels like a “Real” Death because that’s probably just what it was in the Past Life (if not several).

Since Physical Death is the only thing that’s Certain on this Planet, it’s beyond me why everyone doesn’t study it from K-12 on, so they’re ready to Actively carry what they’ve Learned in the current Lifetime on to the next one.  Evidently it’s because their churches banned the discussion of Reincarnation and convinced them that they have no Soul to carry on their Essence.  Even where Reincarnation is discussed, it’s in terms of retaliation rather than inertia.

It’s not True that “you can’t take it with you” – what you take with you is What You’ve Learned.  You may not take your Spiritually Worthless (except Heuristically) Shekels with you to the next Life, but if you’ve Learned how to Manifest Abundance, that’s what you’ll take with you.  Give someone a Fish and they’ll eat; Teach them to Fish and they’ll spend all day in a boat drinking Beer, as the saying goes.

Our Belief-Inspired Actions (Mars-Vesta), which were an Inhibition to Mastering our first Diamond Star, are to this one a Boon, being as they are part of the “Bowl of Grace” for this Diamond Star.  The implication is that in order to modify our Boundaries so they Serve us better, we need to Act to Align our Beliefs with our Desires.  Or rather, since it’s Trine to the North Node, that we’ll be Inspired to do so, without having to think about it.  Same for summarily Jettisoning the Timelines/Patterns/Habits/Karma (Atropos-Eurydike) and even Held Emotions (Trine to South Node) because we Trust that there is Light beyond Letting Go.

If we put these two Diamond Stars together, we see how complex the chart becomes…

But it also illustrates some additional features, most of which are quite Beneficial.  For instance the Air Grand Trine (big blue triangle, implying Dumb-Luck Grace), signifying that our Intuition will be Complementing our mind here rather than Arguing with it like it usually does. 

And notice that the chart fills five of the six points necessary to turn the Grand Trine into a Grand Sextile, which is even better since it means that our Actions are likely to have their Intended Effect.  The missing sixth point is occupied by the Star Alpheratz, signifying joie de vivre.

In addition to the special emphasis a Station always grants (here to Moon-Asbolus), there are five Fingers of God, putting special emphasis on…

  • Trusting that Ending Archetypes will Serve us (Atropos-Eurydike),
  • Our Mission (North Node),
  • Our Boundary Revisions (Pallas),
  • Our Integration of Thought, Spirit, Values, and Evolved Identity (Mercury-Neptune-Venus-Nemesis), and
  • Another complex that we haven’t discussed yet…

which is the Merging (Conjunction) of Self-Sovereignty (Lilith), Self-Confidence (Chariklo), and Beginning a New Timeline (Klotho).  In the Unconscious World, New Timelines are established by Fate or our Karma, but since we Strive to become Conscious, it is We who Choose New Timelines and when to Begin them.  So we can think of Klotho as Choice.

So unless we work hard at Resisting it (which of course some of us will, if we also Resist the Integration, Boundary Revisions, and Belief Revisions that the rest of the chart implies), we’re likely to be Choosing to have New Self-Confidence in our Self-Sovereignty.  Self-Sovereignty being an important section of the admission exam for the 5D theme park of Harmony, Mutual Understanding, Sympathy, Trust, and Universal Collaboration, this is good.

Intuition Olympics 1

February 19, 2018

The 23 February (8pm PST) Station of dwarf planet Asbolus, which symbolizes Intuition, is a busy one even without considering its chronological coincidence with our PTSD Gauntlet (see two previous posts).  It takes four charts to sketch out just the strongest outlines of the Station. 

A Station is when the impact of a planet is Strongest.  In general, we’ll feel the influence of a Station for about a week prior to the actual event, with the Energy increasing as the event approaches.  Then it should drop off quite suddenly, though there are exceptions, mostly dealing with Decisions.

Suppose for instance there’s a particular Intuition that’s been nagging at you, but you haven’t been able to follow up on it because it conflicts too much with Beliefs that you haven’t been able to Let Go of.  Maybe you haven’t figured out how to Communicate it and still see yourself as “Nice,” and it’s really bugging you.  So, with…

“Your mother’s ghost stands at your shoulder
Eyes like ice, a little bit colder
Saying to you, ‘you cannot do that, it breaks
All the rules you learned in school’ “

you rededicate yourself to your Vows to Obey Authority.

That’ll set you Against the Natural Flow of Energy, and drive your Intuition further into the Unconscious.  Suppose your Intuition was that you need to tell someone to stop Disrespecting you.  Well, the more we stash that in the dungeon, the more Abuse we’ll attract to ourself, because our External World is a Mirror for our Internal World.  That’ll carry the Energy of the Station well past the time of the event.

The Asbolus Station itself, busy as it is, has some very beneficial features.  Diamond Stars occur when a Finger of God (Pay Attention!) complements a T-Square (Mastery through Challenge) and creates a “bowl of Grace” under the T-Square, greatly Easing the Challenge.  Diamond Stars aren’t that common, yet we’ve seen a couple of them recently.  And there are two of them in the Asbolus Station chart!

The first one is a Challenge to Integrate our Values, our Emotions, our Thoughts, and our Relationship to the Universe, into one coherent package, enduring whatever Ego Deaths are required along the way, to become Aware of and Let Go of any Conflicts between these important components of our Identity (T-Square to Mercury-Neptune-Venus-Nemesis)…

Add to that the process of also Integrating our Gender Balance, our Beliefs, our Skill at Honoring and Manifesting What We Want, and our Intuition (Moon-Asbolus Opposite Mars-Vesta in the base of the T-Square).  The “Bowl of Grace,” or Gifts to make this Rebalancing Easier, are Our Mission (North Node), and Trust that we can Let Go of Self-Sabotaging Patterns in our Life without suffering eternal damnation (Atropos-Eurydike).

The base of the T-Square is an Indictment of Western Culture’s Patriarchal Habit of Preferring Logic to Intuition.  Logic has no basis in Fact, because it’s totally dependent on the Assumptions that underlie its house of cards.  Because the Assumptions are usually unspoken, and the Logic is often expressed in Moralistic terms, it’s a prime tool for Manipulating and Controlling us. 

The Mars-Vesta end of the Opposition represents our Beliefs that Action is Required to Change the World.  The Moon-Asbolus end is quite the Opposite.  A case could be made that “what we Resist, Persists.”  The Moon symbolizes the Passion that glues Energy into specific Forms of Matter.  Matter is a Willing Slave to our Conscious Desires, but when the Unconscious is a mess of Conflicting Unfulfilled Needs and Wants that are Prohibited by our Beliefs, Matter is understandably a muddled mess.

The Asbolus Station Conjoining the Moon Opens our Intuition to the places where we tend to Act to Sabotage ourself because of our Limiting Beliefs (Mars-Vesta).  The Diamond Star as a whole is a huge Celebration of Liberation.

Intuitive Confidence IV – Asbolus

September 18, 2017

While both our Massive Blessing Energy and the Asbolus Energy are prominent during this whole span (± 15-19 September; refer to the Calendar, https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/09/03/calendar/), now after the Chariklo Station, this Asbolus Energy is Strongest.  There’s only one ‘s’ in the first syllable, but many folks in Western Culture act as if there are two, working hard to renounce their Intuition.  The dwarf planet Asbolus is a Centaur.  In Greek tales, a Centaur is half huper and half horse, spawn of Badboy Ixion raping a Cloud.  In astronomy, a Centaur is a minor planet with an elliptical orbit between Jupiter and Neptune. 

Astrology takes its meaning mostly from six sources.  First, the astronomy.  Second, Synchronies with the mythological name.  Third, a chart for the planet’s initial “Discovery” (as a birth chart; the planet wasn’t born then, but it’s introduction into Huper Consciousness was).  Fourth, our Experience with the planet in birth charts and Transits (when a planet in the Sky makes a significant Angle to one of our birth planets).  Fifth, our Experience when the planet is “lit up” in the sky,  for instance when it’s Stationary, as it is now.  And sixth, Channeling and Intuition.

The meaning we assign to Asbolus is Intuition.  The chart of her Station is less sanguine than that of her fellow Centaur Chariklo (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/09/15/intuitive-confidence-ii-massive-blessing/)…

The other three corners of the Grand Cross (big red + inside the red , symbolizing high Motivation) are instructive – Trust (asteroid Eurydike) at the top, Priority (Saturn, The Most Important Thing) at the left, and Timing (Lachesis, Choice about when to Change a Decision or Abolish an Archetype) in the foundation at the bottom.  Trust, Priority, and Timing form an excellent foundation for improving our Access to our Intuition, which as we’ll see in the next post is a big part of what we’re Learning this week.

If you turn the chart upside down you can see the Lachesis Diamond Star (a T-Square – red Δ – and a Finger of God – green wedge – with the same focus).  A Diamond Star is a Challenge made Easier by Grace (blue truss Bridge across the Opposition) and Attention to (the feet of the Finger of God) Truth (asteroid Veritas) and Respect for All Things (asteroid Hopi).  We can read this beneficial combination of Truth, Respect, and Timing as Neutrality.

Transformation, or Trance Re-Formation (Pluto), has a prominent role in the Asbolus Station, being the focus of a second Pay Attention! Configuration (Finger of God or Yod, the green wedge pointing to Pluto) around the Truth of our Intuition (Veritas and Asbolus), and Challenging our Ability and Willingness to Respect All Things (Pluto Square to Hopi).  The intellect makes Judgments, which remove us from the Sacred Space of Love and Curiosity.  Intuition makes Recommendations and Preferences that can Ask us to make Choices, but within a Space of Compassion.  

Our favorite Intuition Crystal is Apophyllite, a Potassium Calcium Silicate…

It looks like an exceptionally clear Quartz Crystal, but with four sides rather than six.  While an Apophyllite Crystal often looks integral, it’s actually a Mica, or Phyllosilicate.  Micas are made up of thin sheets of Silicate, with very strong bonds within each sheet and very weak bonds between sheets.  Because the surfaces and edges of each sheet are exceptionally smooth, they Reflect Light intensely, like the Dihydrogen Oxide Crystal in your Lemonade. 

If you look carefully into this Crystal you can see several horizontal lines, where the apparent color of the crystal changes from greyish (top) to greeny-blackish to whitish – those are lines between sheets, and if you dropped or rapped the Crystal it would cleave at those lines.  Most micas will cleave into thin sheets; Apophyllite will often have tighter bonds between some sheets, so a broken Crystal will look whole and unbroken, but with a perfectly flat top and bottom.

Which is an excellent metaphor for Intuition.  Intuition is Bright and Fluid, but easily frozen.  The lines between well-bound sheets represents Intellectualization.  We get a Fluid Intuitive Breakthrough, and we immediately freeze it with the mind into an Idea.  We Ask which way to go and we get the message to go West.  Once we take a step to the West, if we’re truly Operating on Intuition, rather than taking a second step to the West, we need to Ask again – the preferred second step may be to the South.  Yes, the mind says, “How impractical!  It will take me forever to get anywhere!”  The mind always thinks it’s going somewhere.

But like anything else, it takes Repetition to Develop the Habit of Trusting Intuition well enough that it’s automatic, so it Operates as quickly as a thought.  Of course it always does already, so really it’s about Training ourselves to quit using our thoughts to Reject our Intuitions.  Once we’re heading West, the mind will tend to continue heading West.  When I’m out driving around and I’m not sure which way to go, I let my Hands on the steering wheel make the decision which way to turn, rather than Deciding beforehand.  This is an old cartoon, so you may not recognize it, but this kid was a pro at Intuitive Meandering…

Which illustrates another characteristic of Intuition; it comes straight from the Unconscious, so it may not always support our Conscious Egoic Intentions.  Mommy thought the Letters needed to be sent today, but Intuitively, Billy – or the Letters – had other plans.  Time to Change the Subject and Pay Attention.

When you Operate Intuitively, the only Explanation or Justification you ever need to give for your Behavior is that “My Gut told me,” or the equivalent.  Intuition comes to each of us in a different form.  For some of us it’s the Gut, for others the Heart, for others it’s a Voice or a Vision or an Emotion, or a twitch in the third toe, or a “Little Bird.”  Only you know what Channel your Intuition arrives on, based on your Experience with it.  If you don’t know that Consciously already, this would be a good time to PIAVA to gain that Wisdom, but resolve to hold the information lightly.  It may Change, and your Perception of it is likely to get more accurate with Practice.

Intuitive Confidence I

September 14, 2017

The Calendar (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/1-calendar/) says our next Adventure is about Improving our Confidence in our Intuition, and Nurturing Confidence that’s more Intuitive…

15-19 September 2017

Chariklo (Self-Confidence) turning Direct in 10 Capricorn on 17 September (3am PDT).

Ceres (Sustainability) in 29 Cancer returns In-Bounds on 18 September (11pm) after being Out-of-Bounds (Strong) since 1 July.

Asbolus (Intuition) turning Retrograde in 19 Gemini on 18 September (2:30pm PDT).

Orcus Initiates Mars in 10 Virgo, “Two heads looking out and beyond the Shadows” (Transcending Duality) on 19 September (10:30 am PDT).

Haumea Opposite Eris Exact in 24 Libra-Aries on 19 September (8pm PDT)

New Moon in 28 Virgo on 19 September (10:30 pm PDT).

It’s not so much that we have to think about it to call forth our Self-Confidence.  It’s the other way around – our Self-Doubts (which are thoughts) destroy our Self-Confidence.  So if we were able to Delegate our Self-Confidence to our Intuition instead of our intellect, it might be more Resilient.  If our Self-Confidence really was Intuitive, and not poisoned by the skeptical mind, we might even interpret a sense that something’s wrong as a signal to Attend to our Safety more closely, rather than a signal that We Aren’t Good Enough.

More Choice

August 29, 2017

The Arcturians, through Daniel Scranton, advise…

“Even the ability to connect with beings such as ourselves is one that more of you than ever are capable of having and utilizing.  We are meant to be your guides and to serve, and we want to reach as many of you as we can.

“[As for] your fifth dimensional abilities now, we must say that it’s going to be hard for some of you to accept that what you are experiencing is real.  There have been lifetimes for each of you when you’ve tapped in to abilities that others did not have, and you were branded as insane, or a witch, or in some other way ostracized.  And so, as much as you want to have the abilities that you want to have, you also understand that they come with a price.

“For some of you that price will simply be processing the fears that you have of persecution and the fears that you have of simply being weird.  For others you will need to process that branding that can take place, that persecution, and all that you have suffered in your previous lifetimes when you were able to see, and do, and hear things that others could not.”

Held Emotions, in other words.

“It’s time for all of you to step into your power so that you can guide, so that you can lead and so that you can help to awaken those who have no idea that there is a shift happening.  This can be fun for you if you allow it to be.  It does not have to be a burden.  Open yourselves up to receiving those abilities and trust that what you see, and what you hear, and what you feel is really real.”

With asteroid Moira Stationary, the Door to the Unconscious is wide Open, Allowing us to Access all manner of Information, Skills, Entities, Ghosts, Superheros, and most everything that’s Gone Walkabout.  Remember those tennis shoes that disappeared in 1988?  There is no Time or Space in the Unconscious, only Now and Here, as Ram Dass famously suggested.  So you can Choose to contact anyone or anything you like, from any current, past, or future time.  Until you get used to doing this, the results will be very subtle, and you’ll need to practice your “Well, what if it was” mantra.

The Door is Open now, but even after it closes, if you Choose to So Believe, you can take with you what you’re Learning now.  Remember that you’re Living in one corner of the Backwoods of the Galaxy, which is an infinitesimally small portion of the Universe.  So don’t be surprised if you meet Entities that you won’t find in your bathroom mirror, even during your worst hangover.

The folks in the picture Live here; who knows what the folks on Arcturus look like, or the folks who Live in the Center of the Earth.  Of course it’s all Metaphor anyway; in the best of circumstances All of our senses take in such a tiny fraction of what’s going on, and that’s in 3D where Time and Space can be pixellated.  Plus, y’know, we’re All One, so we’re only Seeing or Feeling parts of ourself.

If you’re having trouble finding the Open Door, look for any place where you have any sense of being a Victim, any situation in your Life that you feel like you didn’t Choose, anything you Don’t Want.  Those are the places where you Believe in Fate rather than your own Power.  Remarkable Miracles await you if you dare to step into those closets and Transform their contents.  The Door are Open.