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Purgative New Moon II

May 24, 2017

Here’s another relevant Stone, Tremolite, a Crystalline form of Jade, a Calcium Magnesium Chain Silicate…

It can move you “into consciousness of the next dimension… and stimulate creativity and imagination after periods of grief and loss,” says Marquist (p.153).  If you blow it up and stare at it (http://www.jbuss.com/jbl4h/tremolite1.htm), it looks like an Old Soul and a Record Keeper. 

Makemake was a god-figure among the Rapa Nui of Easter Island, credited with saving them from extinction by teaching them how to Survive without Trees.  The connection between the name and Making is a “Coincidence,” but the Makemake discovery chart exudes Manifestation.  Makemake joins Nemesis and the New Moon to make a Grand Trine, the symbol of “Dumb-Luck” Grace created when three planets are equally spaced around the Zodiac.

The idea of “Creating Our Own Reality” is heresy to our Victim, “New Age Guilt” to our Blame, and anathema to religions and philosophies that refuse to give Power to the Individual.  And it’s a little off base.  “Taking Responsibility for What We’re Manifesting” or “Being Response-Able to Our Circumstances” is a more accurate description of the process of Owning One’s Own Power-With.  We tend to think first of Power-Over because Power-Over is the law of the land in the Colonial Patriarchy.

Nemesis, recall, is one end of the Yin Gate or Paradox School in the New Moon chart (see previous post).  This is a huge Blessing, as most of us don’t greatly relish most Ego Deaths, and the Grand Trine (the big blue triangle in the graphic below) will make them much Easier.  And if you know the geometry, you’ll know that, since it Opposes Nemesis, Vesta is at the top of a Kite formation (the smaller blue triangle sitting on the left side of the Grand Trine, giving both together the shape of a kite)…

This Channels the Energy – Grace – of the Grand Trine into our Unconscious Beliefs, which should make it much Easier to melt any Self-Sabotaging Beliefs that are Limiting us.

Notice also that Makemake makes a T-Square (red triangle) across the Opposition from Veritas (Truth) to Hylonome (Letting Go of Control by Archetypes), Challenging us to do exactly that – Let Go of Limits to our Conscious Growth, Limits to our Ability to Manifest exactly What We Want.

So, how exactly do we do that?  Dan Scranton has been telling us to just “Raise our Vibration.”  Okay, so how do we do that?  Well, I can think of a number of ways to attempt it…

  • Closing your eyelids while rolling your eyes up, for instance
  • Grounding yourself (Imagining Energy moving down your spine, and from there into the center of the Earth if you still feel jangly or Ungrounded), then Focusing your Attention into the center of your Chest
  • Sit in a quiet place with your back to a Tree, or even just lay on the Ground in a Grove for a half hour or so
  • Examine your thoughts for Judgments, and deliberately Choose Cuiosity instead
  • Forgiveness
  • Lovingly Embrace yourself exactly where you are, letting it be a lunch stop on your route, rather than an undesirable destination
  • Focus on what portions of your Wants you’ve already Manifested, rather than Focusing on What you haven’t Manifested yet; you may Want A+B+C (eg maybe Security+Freedom+Abundance), and have actually already Created A, B, C, and A+C, you just haven’t Created A+B, B+C, and A+B+C yet – now you know where your homework lies
  • Gratitude
  • Let your thoughts or Identity float into the space above your Head, above the roof even, and from there spread out and continue Expanding
  • PIAVA What You Want (especially after you’ve Expanded your thoughts or Identity)
  • Intention
  • Theta Healing (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava/theta/), where you can see or Feel the likely results, adjust, and iterate
  • Stop with the “I can’t”
  • Shift from “Yes But…” to “Yes And…”
  • Read a chapter in Dr. Kim’s Mind-Body Handbook
  • Let yourself Daydream

There Must Be Fifty Ways to Leave A Low Vibration, as Paul Simon might say.  Have a look at this…

http://www.inspireactachieve.com/consciousness/mayan-calendar-expert-may-24th-2017-significant/

Maybe today’s Energy is pretty Blessed all on its own, and all we need to do is Surrender into it.  Take a nap and let it infuse us.  I Wonder if thee’s any connection between this Ninth Wave and the Ninth Harmonic.  Any Ninth Harmonic Angles in the New Moon chart?  Well, yes, turns out there are many…

And we’ve only drawn the ones that congregate into a big Configuration; we’d have to call it a Novile Bowl.  There are also many others, just not as coherently related to one another, although there is an additional Novile Yod pointing at Ceres (Sustainability) from the Novile between Sappho (Self-Love) and Pholus-Quaoar (Response-Ability re Survival).  The Ninth Harmonic is about Introversion, Self-Reflection.  The planets in the big Bowl are…

  • The New Moon (5 Gemini is about A movement toward Revolution)
  • Uranus-Eris (Outing Denial of One’s True Self)
  • Neptune-Lachesis (Limiting Cultural Approval)
  • Nemesis (Ego Death)
  • Saturn-Ixion (Urgency in Recovery of Our Hidden Genius)
  • Klotho (Emergence of a New Timeline)

That seems like fertile ground for a Long Meditation!

Fear and Doubt II

April 26, 2017

In our New Moon Yin Gate chart at https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/04/22/fear-and-doubt/ , we examined only the Yin Gate portion of the chart (in bold lines), but we haven’t looked yet at the rest of this 24-to-30-Degree chart (the lighter lines), and it’s actually significant.  Not as significant as the Yin Gate, but close.

Here we’ve put the Yin Gate in the background (light lines), and the Big Configurations of the rest of the chart in the foreground (heavier lines)…

If this was a birth chart it would suggest a Charmed Life.  The Grand Cross (red square with + or X connecting the corners) provides plenty of Motivation, Manageable Challenges, and Energy, with the Grand Trine (blue triangle) provides ample Grace.  

Plus, note that we have five of the six corners of a Grand Sextile (hexagram or six planets equally spaced around the Circle).  While a Grand Sextile is an amazing Blessing, an almost-sextile is in some ways better, as we have to supply the Energy of the sixth point in order to activate the Configuration and Enjoy the Full Grace.

We call that sixth point the “Vacancy” – this one’s at 27 Capricorn, which means “Pilgrims climbing the steep steps to a mountain shrine.”  In other words, to Take Advantage of the Great Grace available to us here, we need to Pay Attention to our Spiritual Progress.  How to maximize that?  Well, “coincidentally,” Dan & the Arcturians spell that out pretty precisely…

http://danielscranton.com/the-relief-of-surrender-%e2%88%9ethe-9th-dimensional-arcturian-council/

 We can even add Surrender to our list of Yin Creation tools – ie, PIAVAS – not to ignore Commanding, Expanding, Wondering, and “Feelizing.”  Unless youalls can think of an easy-to-remember ten-letter anagram for PIAVASCEWF, I’ll stick mostly with PIAVA for now.  

We could of course add Trusting Our Gut and Clairaudience and Automatic Writing and Muscle Testing and every other mode of Active Intuition that you’re talented in, as we don’t want to Limit ourselves.  The important thing remains that we Change the Subject to get our intellectual constraints out of the way, and Pay Attention to Receive any remedial education that the Universe has for us.

Dr. Suzanne even has a Lesson for us about Communicating Directly with Our Higher Self, at 

xhttp://suzanneliephd.blogspot.com/2017/04/communicating-with-your-higher-self.html

Ater some preparation, she suggest we Ask, “Dear ONE (which means any fifth dimensional and beyond ONE that wishes to communicate with you), What do you have to share with me in this NOW?”  Read the comments too, some of them are fascinating.

While that’s really all we need to know about the chart, there are a few other details worth mentioning…

The Grand Cross uses one axis of the Yin Gate’s Golden Rectangle, namely the Opposition between Veritas (Truth) and Saturn-Ixion (The Most Important Thing is Recovering our Abandoned Genius).  This is what ties the two parts of the 24-30 chart together.  We could read this as the Most Important element of the New Moon chart – that Surrendering to the Truth of our Forbidden Genius is the Most Important Thing We Can Do this Moon.

Another Important segment is the place where the Grand Cross and the Grand Trine come together, as this is the fulcrum around which our Motivation and our greatest Grace revolve.  This point is the Conjunction of Venus (Values) and Chiron (Healing Despair with Self-Empathy).  What this tells us is that We all have a “masochistic” streak – that is, we have Values that without Suffering, Life has less Meaning; these Values are Being Exposed for the Self-Sabotage that they are, and we need to Give Up our Badge of Guilt and Surrender into Allowing those Values to be upgraded into Self-Love.

This is echoed by the other two corners of the Grand Trine – Sappho (Self-Love) and Vesta-Varuna (Letting Go of Unconscious Beliefs that Stifle our Life Force).  Michael Roads (365 Steps to Happier More Conscious Life, http://int.michaelroads.org/) provides Perspective on this…

You do not end a belief by not believing it, you end it by not living it 

“No longer believing something that for a long time has been a fixed belief, changes nothing.  Once that belief program is set in place, it is no mere mental belief; it is an established way of living your life and expressing yourself.  To end a belief that negatively affects your life you are required to stop living that outmoded belief.  It works best by replacing the old belief with another, more supportive one, and living it.  Note that living it is the key ingredient.  This requires continual conscious attention.  Believe that you will gain your spiritual freedom by consciously . . . choosing Love!”

The two remaining corners of the almost-Grand Sextile are Hopi (Respect for All Things), which is also part of the Grand Cross, and Sedna (Embracing our Fear and, as per the Yin Gate, Recycling the Energy as Self-Love).

Next Up: Responsibility

March 26, 2017

As we said earlier, both of the last two weeks of March are Heavy.  We’ve already introduced the 3/27 New Moon, at…

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2017/03/24/big-weeks-iii

Our next big Adventure is about Responsibility, as dwarf planet and Centaur Pholus Stands Still at 1am PDT 28 March, five hours after the New Moon.  A planet is at its Strongest when it Stands Still, and the New Moon will stretch Pholus-Stationary Energy over several weeks afterward.

I doubt that we can explain the difference between Blame and Responsibility too often.  In a Nutshell, Blame looks backward to Assign Cause, while Responsibility looks forward to Change Outcomes.  Yes, there may be some backward-looking to seek potential levers to facilitate Future Change, but it will be incidental.  

Blame is a Universe unto itself, a Closed System.  Like Cause and Effect, when you’re inside the Bubble, you can’t see out of it.  People who can’t see beyond the opaque Wall of Blame often misinterpret the need for Responsibility as “New Age Guilt,” especially as it applies to dis-ease.  Taking Responsibility for our own Health has nothing to do with who or what causes dis-ease.  It has to do with what we do about it in the Future.

In the Greek Iconography, Pholus met his demise as a result of failing to Attend to what was in retrospect The Most Important Thing, and for taking only partial Responsibility for it.  So when we look into the Unconscious for parallels to Pholus what do we find?  While it may be Conscious Disregard, it’s more often Lack of Awareness itself.

If my Bones ache from eating Gluten two days earlier, it may not be easy to make the Connection.  If my sinuses flush from eating Sugar, will I believe I’m coming down with a cold and, through my thoughts and Emotional response, actually Create a cold?  It’s not like there are ever any shortages of cold germs – it’s my Vulnerability that can make the difference, including my Emotional Vulnerability.

With an Infinity of factors to Take Responsibility for, how do we Discover or Decide which ones to Pay Attention to, and which ones are The Most Important – especially since becoming Conscious of an Infinity of factors sounds impossible?  We hone our Intuition; it’s the only tool we have that can cover the waterfront.  

Long ago when I studied Time Management, the bottom line was that it was necessary to always have a handle on, and Attend to, The Most Important Thing.  What they didn’t Teach, but what was obvious to me, was that in order to know what The Most Important Thing is, we need to keep our Intuition sharp.  And in order to sense any relevant Intuition, we’d need to be Relaxed.  So it turns out that The Most Important Thing is to be Relaxed.

For which PIAVA is well suited – if we Trust it.  “The Gods” don’t appreciate it if we PIAVA the same thing over and over again without first Changing the Subject, Paying Attention, and adjusting our PIAVA accordingly.  So Trusting that our PIAVAs are in the right queue is important.  Luckily, asteroid Eurydike, which symbolizes Trust, Stands Still at 2am PDT on 1 April (no foolin’), so we get good practice here.

So with Pholus Standing Still our best bet may be to PIAVA something on the order of…

“Great Spirit, please Grant me Clarity around The Most Important Thing I need to Take Responsibility for, and Help me know how to do it best.”

“I Wonder how I might Always Pay Attention to my Intuition and Take Full Responsibility for Acting accordingly.”

On 31 March (2am PDT), dwarf planet Quaoar Stands Still.  Pholus and Quaoar have been traveling together for a long time, and their Stations have been near-simultaneous, and near to the Galactic Center.  Quaoar is about our Survival Guidance.  When the World is Stable, Survival Guidance comes from the Ancestors.  When the World is Changing Rapidly, as it is now, we also need our Intuition.

We’re also aided here by Saturn, which in turn Stands Still on 5 April (10pm PDT).  That’s more than a week away, with two other Stations in between, so normally we’d keep our focus on the near term.  But Saturn is actually Stationary as we speak, within two arcminutes of its ultimate Station.  I have no doubt that this is why we’ve been called to talk a lot about The Most Important Thing, which is Saturn’s Mantra.

We don’t like to Abandon our Secondary Priorities, because they’re our Fallbacks should our First Priority encounter difficulty.  But when Saturn is Lit Up, the message is that our Backup Priorities will Take Care of Themselves for a while, so we don’t need to worry about putting them on the back shelf – they’ll be waiting for us when we get around to picking them up again.

So this week the program tells us that The Most Important Thing is to Trust that all Prayers are answered while we PIAVA to have our Intuition working flawlessly to keep us Informed about what we need to Take Full Responsibility For in order to ensure our Survival, and how to accomplish exactly that.

Now, bear in mind (it’s part of PIAVA actually) that when we are ready to Receive, the Universe gives us exactly what we Need.  When we aren’t ready to Receive, the Universe gives us Information about Why We Aren’t Ready.  So yes, we Trust our PIAVAs, but when they don’t seem to “deliver,” we Take Full Responsibility for Paying Attention to see what they did deliver, because whatever that was, it contains the Information we need to adjust our PIAVA so we Ask for what we are ready to Receive.

Theta Healing is particularly good at this, because it can provide instant feedback, so we don’t need to wait a day or so after Changing the Subject, before we Pay Attention.  A Theta Healing might be…

“God/Goddess, Creator of All That Is, I Command that I Receive Clarity around The Most Important Thing I need to Take Responsibility For, and how to do exactly that.  It Is Done, It Is Done, It Is Done.  Thank You!  [Breathe]  Show me!”

When you Command “Show Me!” you should See the Clarity being “Delivered” – or, you may Feel it or Know it or Hear it, or Automatic-Write it – whatever Channel your Intuition works best in.  Or, you’ll See or Feel what else you need to add to your PIAVA.  For instance, you might Feel a sense of Inadequacy, and need to modify your PIAVA to something like…

“God/Goddess, Creator of All That Is, I Command that I am Worthy of Receiving Clarity around The Most Important Thing I need to Take Responsibility For and how to do exactly that, and that I Receive it.  It Is Done, It Is Done, It Is Done.  Thank You!  [Breathe]  Show me!”

Cutting the Cloth VI

March 15, 2017

As you purposely start to Change your Limiting Beliefs, don’t forget to Change the Subject and then Pay Attention.  For instance, suppose you “Imagined what it would be like if Everyone Shared All of the Money.”  And then you somehow got yourself not to think about Money for two days (ie, successfully Changed the Subject).  Then you remembered that you PIAVAed a couple of days ago, so you checked to see what if anything happened in the intervening two days (ie, Paid Attention).

Well, you probably didn’t win the lottery or declare bankruptcy, or you wouldn’t have been able to keep the Subject Changed.  But you might have gone to buy something and discovered that it was on sale (an actual “Sharing”), or that the price had unexpectedly gone up quite a bit (not so much Sharing).  How did you Feel about it?  The price change and your Feelings would have given you a hint that you were on the right track, or that you needed to do more work Letting Go.  

If nothing of the sort happened?  Then you have to look for anything unusual that might have occurred.  Did your sister call unexpectedly?  What’s her attitude toward Money, and how effortlessly does she Manifest it?  How do you Feel about that?  Did you get the same Programming around Money, but Reacted differently to it?  Were there changes in your family’s fortunes between the times when you were in high school?  These may be clues to the anchors behind your Scarcity.

Maybe your personal Life was routine but you were impressed by a news report about new technologies in your field.  Were you excited by that, initiating an effort to get involved?  Or enervated by it because you don’t Feel like you have Enough Time to get everything done as it is, let alone Learn new things?  Disappointed or Jealous because a rival firm was introducing them?  Dismissive because you saw it as nothing more than a marketing ploy?  

Judgments are often great clues to what the Universe said back to you after you Asked it to Share more.  All PIAVAs and Meditations are Answered.  It’s just that sometimes what’s being Answered is the Energy in your real Unconscious Limitations rather than the Energy in your Conscious Request.  That’s what makes PIAVA such a Powerful tool – if you’re Listening to hear the Feedback.  

Often it’s a “funhouse mirror” – you can’t figure out what the Universe said, or even if it said anything!  In those cases you may need to PIAVA Clarity.  Or you may have PIAVed too many Requests in too short a time span, and you can’t tell which Feedback applies to which Request.

A Powerful exercise is to Imagine Abundance without Money.  It’s not easy to do, without imagining ourselves Living in a “primitive” Tropical Paradise.  Or Living in a Village where everyone’s needs are met by barter with your peers, and everyone is a peer to at least some degree.  Or where it’s culturally Shameful to be Wealthy rather than culturally Shameful to be Poor.  In some cultures Living by Begging is a Revered Spiritual Tradition.  How would you Feel about doing that?

At any rate, Congratulations on your Rebirth, and may Blessings line your Path Abundantly!

Michael Roads’s Perspective (“365 steps to a happier more conscious life” email,  http://int.michaelroads.org/ )…

Poverty and starvation are extreme physical manifestations of self-denial. “Abundance and wellbeing are physical manifestations of self-acceptance.

“We each create our own reality.  Many people know the words, but few really comprehend what it truly means.  If you live within a continuous reality of self-denial, seeing self as something less than worthy, as insignificant, then this too must have its own eventual manifestation.  Of course, this is over many lifetimes of your life-movie.  If you accept that self/Self is a manifestation of God, that you are a divine expression of God – not separate – and you live in a manner that honours this reality, then abundance and wellbeing will characterise your life.  Yes . . . it is also about . . . choosing Love!”

Intention and Mechanism

February 26, 2017

Dynamic Creativity works when we manage to Figure out What We Want to Create, Decide that it’s Doable, Figure out How to Create It, and then Execute that Mechanism.

Magnetic Creativity works when we Ask Ourself What We Want to Create, Listen for an Answer, and Focus on our Intention to Create It.

Of course both are Iterative processes.  As we Execute our Dynamic How-to Mechanism we’ll be Learning, and as we Learn we’ll improve our Mechanism.  And as we Iterate our Magnetic Intention we’ll also be Learning, by Changing the Subject and Paying Attention many times, as we’ve detailed many times… 

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

Here’s an additional Perspective on Intention, with Daniel Scranton now Channeling the Pleiadian High Council of Seven rather than the Arcturians…

http://danielscranton.com/accessing-higher-frequencies-∞the-pleiadian-high-council-of-seven/

“It is a matter of frequency.  It is a placing of attention upon a particular frequency that is the answer to most questions.  That is your journey now.  This is an energetic journey through frequency states, you see.  Everything else that plays out in your reality is a reflection of the frequency that you hold.  It really is not any more complicated than that.  Therefore, give more of your attention to the frequency that you are holding.

“How do you that, you might wonder.  Well, the more in tune you are with your feeling state, the easier it is for you then to measure the frequency that you are holding.  The higher frequencies feel better in your physical bodies than the lower ones, and there is no reason for you to fear or judge the lower frequency states.  There is no reason for you to judge yourselves for having activated those lower frequency states.  That is the first place for you to start.

“Let go of any notion that you have that a frequency you are holding is somehow inappropriate, that you should fear it, or that you should feel bad about yourself for accessing it.  It’s just there to be experienced and also to give you a point of relativity.  You cannot really know that you have moved from a lower frequency to a higher frequency without first becoming aware of the lower frequency and what it feels like in your body.

“So start by celebrating that you are aware of the frequency that you are holding.  And if you are holding a higher frequency, then simply amplify it, ride the wave of it, enjoy the feeling to the greatest extent possible.  Let go of your desires to understand where the frequencies come from, how you got to where you are, and just embrace it all.

“Activating a frequency is as easy as modifying your breath.  You know that when you pay attention to your breathing, you can shift how deeply, how slowly or quickly you are breathing, and the same is true of your frequency state.  If you put your attention on it, with the intention of raising it, it does not have to be more complicated than modifying your breath.  In fact, you could say that the two go hand-in-hand.

“So utilize your breath and your ability to consciously breathe in order to tune yourself to your frequency state, in order to amplify your frequency state, and in order to enjoy those higher frequency states to the greatest extent possible.  And then, it is our recommendation that you do not look around your world for immediate results.

Instead, continue to enjoy your ability to modify your frequency, because in doing so you change the way you feel.  And then the reality around you doesn’t have to change in order for you to feel good.”

But the Reality around you does Change anyway.  If you peek to see if it did, be very Mindful that any Disappointment you Encounter about how it hasn’t Changed enough is an invitation to be Loving with your Disappointment and move your Frequency the next step forward.  Michael Roads,

http://int.michaelroads.org/?utm_source=365+steps+to+a+happier+more+conscious+life

in an email, concurs…

The reality you are in is the reality you have created.  If you like it, congratulations, if you do not, then I suggest you change it.  How?  By changing the content and focus of your thoughts.

Illusion is looking at life as good or bad, right or wrong.  Nothing is good or bad, right or wrong; the way you think makes it so!  Remember that you live what you create.  Your thoughts need to be your creative power in conscious action.

Pay attention to what it is that you do want in life, not to what you do not want.  Focus on what is enjoyable in your life, not on what makes you miserable.  Continually entertain the thoughts that allow you to feel uplifted and happy.  

Think Love, and consciously . . . choose Love!

Solar Returns aka January, Week 1, Update 4

January 4, 2017

A reader inquires…

“This is probably a silly question, given that our natal charts are quite complicated and all the planets therein need to be assessed with respect to the current complexities in the heavens, to make these aspects more personally relevant.  Given that caveat, 6 January is my birthday – does that make it more likely I am going to experience greater intensity of the aspects and issues you mention for that date??”

I’ll keep it anonymous because I don’t like to publish anybody’s birth date.

The “Solar Return” chart is traditional in astrology; it’s a chart drawn up for the moment that the Sun returns to where it was at the moment one was born.  It can be on one’s birthday, on the day before, or on the day after, because of leap years.  A Reading of that chart indicates the general trends in one’s Life for the following year.  Sensitive folks usually say, “Oh, yeah, I’ve been Feeling that already” – which they’d be doing anyway, because it’s the Energy that’s lit up at the time – but the chart is useful.  As you know, I use astrology for Interpretation rather than Prediction, so I don’t try to project External Circumstances from a Solar Return chart, but rather Internal Attitudes.

The “Lunar Return” chart, for the moment when the Moon returns to where it was at the moment one was born, can also be used to add a Dimension to What’s Up in the month to follow.

I usually read the Solar Return without reference to one’s birth chart, just because I like to read Transits (astrologuese for the relationships between on the one hand which Degrees were Lit Up and How they were Lit Up when we were born, and on the other which Degrees are Lit Up and How they’re Lit Up now) separately.

All of which can easily end up being more complex than Life itself – or at least, appearing to be so – so the bottom line ends up being What’s The Most Important Thing?  For that I look to Stations, Major Configurations, Can-Openers, and planets on the “Angles” (First, Fourth, Seventh, and Tenth House Cusps).  A “Can-Opener” is an astroevent that usually catches us off guard because it’s the first event of its kind in our recent Life Experience.  What we refer to in astrobuss.wordpress as an  “Initiation” is a Can-Opener, and the shorter the Cycle it Opens, the more Experience we’ll have had with that Energy.  So when long Cycles are Initiated, they can be big Can-Openers.

When I’m reading for astrobuss.wordpress, I’m usually reading for Sensitivity of one or at most three Degrees – and usually I’m timing things when they’re “Exact” – that is, Sensitivity of zero Degrees.  When we’re reading a Solar Return chart, we can use the same Sensitivity standards (“Orb” in astrologuese) as we do for a birth chart – it’s the birth of our year, after all.  That means Sensitivity of up to 8-10 Degrees.  While that much “slop” can be useful for general background information, there’s way too much info running around already, so I usually focus on Sensitivity of about three Degrees anyway.

If planet A is at 3 Degrees. planet B at 5 Degrees, and planet C at 7 Degrees, they’re each only two Degrees apart, but together they span four Degrees – in this case a three-Degree Sensitivity would be stretched to four Degrees on the chart.  Sometimes there are chains of planets (3-5-7-9-11 Degrees, for example) where we just have to use our Intuition to decide where to divide the chain.

So, given all that, what would we find and read in a Solar Return chart for 5-6-7 January?  It would indeed be very busy…

  • (1) Several Initiations, though all begin relatively short Cycles
    • Pallas, OR10, and Nessus Initiate Venus. OR10 Pallas, and Ixion Nemesis
  • (2) A couple of Stations
    • Eris, asteroid Karma, and Mercury, with Makemake not far off
  • (3) Several Stellia
    • A Stellium is three or more planets traveling together, which can get complex fast; Uranus-Eris et al, Saturn-Ixion et al, Nessus-OR10 et alMars-Neptune-South Node, Pholus-Quaoar-Mercury
  • (4) The Golden Rectangle
    • Which itself involves a couple of Stellia; Uranus-Eris et al, Saturn-Ixion et al, Jupiter-Haumea, and dwarf planet Chaos, with Chiron T-Squaring Saturn-Ixion et al and Chaos
  • (5) The Yin Gate
    • Lilith and Sedna-Aletheia
  • (6) The Grand Quintile
    • Saturn-Ixion et al and Nessus-OR10 et al and Vesta and Hopi and Moon; Grand Quintiles make one a “Quick Study”

So I would expect quite a year, in which your Attention will likely be focused on…

  • Clearing Abuse Issues (1,6)
  • Pursuit of Truth, Clarity, and your Rightful Abundance (2,5,6)
  • “Discovering how to Express your Unique Genius for the Benefit of All while Creating Abundance for yourself,” which process will likely require a fair amount of Healing through Loving Self-Empathy (4)
  • Self-Sovereignty through Embracing your Fears (5,6)
  • Enormous amounts of Life-Changing and Ego-Transforming Learning (6)

So were I in your moccasins I’d just PIAVA to Be Graced with Enlightenment, All Obstacles and Impediments Cleared Lovingly, Gently, Rapidly, and Completely.  May as well get it over with, Change the Subject, and have Fun the rest of the year.  Maybe check in with a “Pay Attention” every few weeks, whenever flexing your Angel Wings and pouring a quart of dry water over your head doesn’t make Discomfort or Frustration disappear quickly.

All of which isn’t that different from the New Year Celebration that has Graced us all, so a similar PIAVA probably wouldn’t hurt any of us.  I’d recommend PIAVAs over “Resolutions” any day.  When you PIAVA you’re making a Request of the Unconscious, which is always eager to be of Service, Educating us when contrary Limiting Beliefs prevent it from Responding directly.  When you’re making a Resolution you’re Arguing with the Unconscious, an Argument you’ll always lose.  All Prayers are Answered, and God/Goddess IS on our Side.  Since we’re All One, He/She is on “their” Side too.

Thanks for your Question!  I’ve been thinking it’s past time to Summarize everything we’ve uncovered so far, and this was a great vehicle for that.

The Yin Gate and PIAVAs

December 2, 2016

Except for posts where I forgot to add the Category, everything we’ve written about the Yin Gate can be found at 

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/configurations/yin-gate/

The best summary among those articles is probably…

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2016/10/18/portal-18-10-part-1/

and the geometry of the Yin Gate Configuration is illustrated at…

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/full-moon-yin-gate-and-portal-7-5-15/

The Yin Gate is a special case of the Golden Rectangle, which is the blue rectangle in the picture.  Blue lines represent Energies of Grace or Ease.  This particular blue rectangle is called “Golden” because the ratio of the length of the long lines to the length of the short lines is the “Golden Ratio” (~1.618 to 1.000).  That ratio is called “Golden” because it is found everywhere in Nature – among tree branches, among leaves, among veins in leaves, among bones and vessels and nerves in Critters, in Crystals, in molecular structure, etc.,  etc.

We might also encounter it as the “Golden Angle” (360 Degrees divided by 1.618 or 222.5 Degrees).  We’ve written about that Angle in astrology, at 

http://www.jbuss.com/jbl4/bluemoon204.htm

We focus our astrological Attention on the Angles between planets because the Angles between them indicate the sort of Energy the planets Act Out through their combinations.  The Signs in astrology represent Flavors of Expression, the Houses represent Material Manifestation Styles, and the Angles (“Aspects” in astrologuese) represent Energies.  We happen to believe that the Essence of the Universe is Energy; Matter is just a side effect.  So we focus on the Angles – the Energies.

We differentiate the sort of Curiosity that seeks Answers from the sort of Curiosity that’s Perpetual.  Perpetual Curiosity is akin to Awe and Wonder, like the Awe and Wonder you can see in the eyes of a Newborn when they’re Safe, or what you’re likely to Feel during a Total Solar Eclipse.  We focus on Perpetual Curiosity because it Allows us to escape from our Birdcages.  

When we Understand, we create a box or a Cage to put ourselves in.  We do it for Safety.  Just as an example, suppose you’re walking down the sidewalk of a road that has curves in it.  At some points in the curve, cars will appear to be coming directly at you.  Do you leap out of the way every time this happens?  No, because your Understanding tells you that the driver will follow the road rather than go straight ahead and run over you.

This saves you from burning out your adrenals every time you go for a short walk, and keeps your clothes and shoes tidy because you spend less time in the shrubbery.  Now, once you encounter a driver who’s composing a text on their cellphone instead of paying Attention to the road, then, once you get out of the hospital, if you do, you’re going to recognize that your Birdcage needs to have some of its bars adjusted.  This is the Danger of Understanding; it works till it doesn’t.

When we study the metaphysical Universe, Understanding is constantly in our way.  The more we Feel Safe about our Understanding, the more Danger we’re in, physically.  Of course there’s no metaphysical Danger; cars can’t put Souls in the hospital, as much as they Enjoy the game of trying.  Or so we Understand.  

There are things we Knowa priori.  These things don’t come from the mind’s Understanding, they come from the Heart’s Knowing.  Understanding is Dangerously subject to mass hypnosis and a slavish Devotion to Logic and Pleasing.  While everyone focuses on what’s Logical, they seldom mention that Logic is irrelevant when you Change the Assumptions.  Without specific and carefully specified Assumptions, Logic is nothing but propaganda, also often known as Bullshit.  And while everyone focuses on Pleasing and Conforming, they seldom mention that it freezes off your Creative Genius as if it was a wart.

We were all raised to Understand (and sometimes follow) reasonable Limits of socially acceptable – in our Culture and in our family – behavior, thoughts, and Emotional Expression.  Maturity it’s known as, and you’ll look long and hard to find folks who Understand that Maturity is propaganda.  This is called our “Programming,” and it’s not easy to break out of.

There are places for all of us where our Programming and our Heart’s Knowing don’t jive with one another.  Self-Sabotage is the result.  Deprogramming ourself and eliminating Self-Sabotage is a worthy goal of astrology, since your natal chart shows how you ran your Energy before you were Programmed to Conform to socially acceptable Understanding.

Which is not to say that many forms of social standards aren’t very handy – no one needs to be murdered while just walking down the street because someone’s Deprogrammed self thought it would be kicks, or because their Emotional Response to Fear was to strike out.  On the other hand, the Heart’s Knowing is far less likely to be murderous than, say, the mind’s Ideals or the Solar Plexus’s or Belly’s Emotions, so Deprogramming to the Heart’s Knowing is not in general anti-social.  

The mind doesn’t know that everyone’s Heart’s Knowing is different from everyone else’s.  The Heart does Know this, and accepts it Fully.  “Don’t bother me with the Facts” is completely legitimate when it’s the Heart that’s speaking.  When it’s the mind’s Ideology that’s speaking, it’s rhetoric and propaganda.

All this is a long way of saying that the emphasis in a Yin Gate is on the green Xes, and the green lines represent Curiosity, hopefully Perpetual Curiosity.  Perpetual Curiosity is Yin (Magnetic); Understanding is Yang (Dynamic).  An important facet of Perpetual Curiosity is Paradox – the Yin side of Contradiction.  The mind is Dualistic; the Universe is Multifarious and Unitary.  Dualistic Either/Ors Limit us; Multifarious Both/Ands Expand us.

So the mind has to be retrained to simultaneously accept what appear to be Mutually Contradictory ideas or Emotions.  We sometimes refer to this as “Cognitive Dissonance,” after Castaneda, but the term is sometimes used differently by others.  For instance, can your Attention be simultaneously within your Body and outside of your Body?  Attention is the scarcest “commodity” we have; if we can retrain our Attention to be Multifarious, we’ll be Living much more fully, living more Multidimensionally.

That’s our Objective, to be as Present as we can, to as much of Reality as we can, as much of the Time as we can.  

We recognize that the Logical mind can not take us there, so we use “Right-brain” or Yin Manifestation techniques, which we call PIAVA.  If you’re at https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/ (as opposed to pointing at one of the articles) you can scroll down to the list of Categories (in the right-hand column) and click on “PIAVA,” or you can just read…

https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2016/09/02/piava-review/

for a more concise review.

This is important because only the “Right” brain can access Perpetual Curiosity.  While we could use any of the PIAVA techniques to address one of the green lines in the Yin Gate, we often use Wonder.  

In astrologese the green lines are called “Quincunxes” – an “Unx” is one twelfth, and “Quin” means five – so we’re looking at an Angular relationship between planets where one planet is five twelfths of the way ’round the Zodiac from the other planet.  (We often use this type and indentation for technical astrological notes.)

In the particular Yin Gate that Blesses us as we speak here in early December 2016, the four green lines connect…

  • (1) Lilith (Self-Sovereignty) to Chaos (Unlimited Potential) – the format is “planet (meaning)”.
  • (2) Haumea (Rebirth) to Sedna (Embracing Fear).
  • (3) Ixion-Pholus (Recovering our Abandoned Genius) to Sedna (Embracing Fear).
  • (4) Lilith (Self-Sovereignty) to Uranus-Eris-Ceres-Mnemosyne (Memories of Deviation from, or Rejection of, our True Self).

So the way this Yin Gate Mystery School game is played, you can assign a PIAVA of your Choosing to each of the four green lines, assembling your PIAVAs using as building blocks the meanings of the planets (given above in parens) and relevance to your own Life at the moment.  For instance, I might Choose…

  • (1) “I Wonder what Potential Surprising new ways I will Create or be Given, to Survive and Thrive in the face of Cultural Collapse, when I am more fully Deprogrammed.”  (ie, Self-Sovereign, rather than being Driven by Unconscious Programming.)
  • (2) “God, Goddess, Creator of All That Is, I Command that my Ego be Gently revamped so that my first Instinct is to Embrace Fear Lovingly, Breathing into it.  It Is Done, It Is Done, It Is Done…  Thank You, God/Goddess…  Show me…”   (This is a specific Ritual format; see https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2015/11/02/piavac/ .  By Ritual, I simply mean that there’s Power in Repetition; I don’t mean that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to do it.  The Ritual portions are in purple.)
  • (3) “Ganeshi, please Remove All Obstacles to a  Loving and Gentle introduction to the Fears that Restrain my Unique Creative Genius, and please Remove All Obstacles to my Lovingly and Gently Embracing those Fears and Liberating my Brilliance, Gorgeousness, Talents, and Fabulosity.  Thank you, Ganeshi!”  (Another Ritual form, less structured than the first; see https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/17297.Marianne_Williamson .)
  • (4) “Great Spirit, please Lovingly and Gently and Rapidly and Completely grant me the Self-Sovereignty to Let Go of of Self-Sabotage and Fully and Permanently Embrace my True Self.” (Here I’ve put the adverbly clause in purple to emphasize it, because it’s a very useful addition to most PIAVAs, in an attempt to reduce or eliminate the “Healing Crisis” or Ego’s Resistance to Change, without hampering the Request.  We’re courting Ego Death here, and the Organism has a very deep Drive to Survive; the Ego’s job is to keep the Soul’s Physical Vehicle Alive, and it Reacts Vigorously to threats!)

 There are a couple of ancillary “Rituals” or suggested additions to the PIAVA process.  The process is designed to Trigger the Intuition and Soul-Connection, so to use it we have to get the mind and its Birdcage of Understanding out of the way.  To do that we “Change the Subject,” or do our best to forget that (and what) we just PIAVAed.  

Test this with your lost car-keys or anything else that you’ve misplaced or that has gone Walkabout.  If you “look everywhere” for them and can’t find them, PIAVA to find them.  When you Change the Subject, you’re very likely to “happen upon them” in a place where you never would have “thought” to look.

Yesterday for instance when I came in from Gardening I noticed that my new clippers weren’t where I have become accustomed to putting them.  I often set a tool down in the Garden and then forget to return for it.  So I checked the other places I may have put it, then retraced my paths through the Garden as best I could remember.  No clippers.  So finally I asked Ganeshi to “Remove All Obstacles” to finding my clippers.  Almost immediately I had a clear picture in my mind’s eye of the clippers slipping to the bottom of the box that I was putting my harvested Nettles into.  Clippers found, Soup delicious.

The general observation is that when we have no Unconscious blocks to a Manifestation, the Universe will Respond directly to a PIAVA.  When we do have Unconscious blocks, or Conflicting Goals, the Universe will show us the blocks instead.  It uses the Fisherperson example – give someone a Fish, and they’ll eat; teach someone how to Fish, and they’ll sit around in the boat drinking beer all afternoon, then maybe they’ll get to eat, if the ballgame didn’t scare away the fish.

So the third part of the PIAVA process is, after a suitable hiatus, “Paying Attention.”  If we haven’t directly Manifested what we PIAVAed, or gotten some useful information about it, within a day or two, we want to review what we PIAVAed while we Ask what occurred, between the PIAVA and the review, that was Unusual or Unexpected.  That will be a clue to our block or Conflicting Goal(s).  Since the blocks and Goals are likely to be Unconscious, the clue will probably be in the form of a riddle or a funhouse mirror, a role reversal, or another befuddlement.

So we may have to PIAVA that we come to Understand the relationship between the original PIAVA and the Unusual or Unexpected Event.  For instance, suppose you PIAVAed World Peace and Equal Rights, and the next day your fellow countrypersons elected a Misogynist and Racist to be your Fearsome Leader.  “Great Spirit, what the heck does that say about the sort of Self-Sabotages the Unconscious might be perpetrating to World Peace and Equal Rights?”  

And off we go from there, Exploring the Unconscious Wilderness…

Rebirth of Genius

October 31, 2016

We’ve talked many times about our Adventures in 24 Degrees of various Signs, and they’re Lit Up Big Time again today, in addition to our Resistance to The Life Force.  Today we can summarize our 24-Degree Adventures as Rebirth of Genius, as like it or not, our Abandoned Genius is being Called Out.  It should be obvious that our AG is Life-Enhancing, and our Resistance to it is Anti-Life.  But of course our Resistance was Programmed in, and there’s a good chance it’s still  reinforced by our Cultures – or we Believe it does.

The Pattern is basically Positive, but it has its Challenges, especially now.  We’ve been ranting about Yintegrity since 2012, when “the 1960s” began returning in earnest, and we redoubled our efforts earlier this year, when Eris Initiated Uranus.  Lots of folks still interpret Eris as Dischord, but they’re missing the point.  Sure, the Golden Apple she threw into the party was Disruptive, but it was Disruptive solely because the Alpha Goddesses were in Denial about their Vanity and Competition.

Then Ceres came along to join them, demanding that we make our Yintegrity Permanent.  And now Mnemosyne is Dancing with the same Arian location, inviting us (or forcing us) to recall all the Episodes that have caused us to Suppress our Yintegrity in the first place.  

Mnemosyne crosses Eris again 2 November at noon PDT in 23 Aries, a Degree symbolizing flagrant Fecundity.

Then Haumea Opposed Uranus-Eris et al, inviting (or forcing) Rebirth – Asking us to start our Life over with a clean slate as much as we could, with more Yintegrity hanging out.  Of course that means Ego Death, as we have to Give Up all of the Psychic an Social props that were Foundational for our Olde Identity.  That Rebirth is basically still going on, and today we were fitted for diapers.

The asteroid Klotho was Initiated by Haumea today at 11am PDT, in 24 Libra, which Degree symbolizes a Butterfly with a third left wing.  Butterflies are symbols of Regeneration and Transformation anyway, and the third Left wing is an emphasis on the Feminine.  Of the three Fates, Klotho was the one who “cut the cloth,” or wove the tapestry that our Lifetime would Embody.

So if you happened to raise your arms today and felt a new wrap slipping around your shoulders, your Third Eye is working like a charm.  It’s not a coincidence that it’s our shoulders – Should-ers – that hold up our clothes – our Identity.  Probably wouldn’t hurt to strip nekkid, then hold up your arms again while you Imagine your new Cloak descending.

That’s literally “the half” of it, half of the Grace – see, already Challenging, and we’re talking about the Blessed part.

The Blessing is a Golden Rectangle, with Uranus-Eris et al and Haumea et al forming one of the two Oppositions.  The other is Ixion et al Opposing Chaos et al.  

The et al for Chaos (Unlimited Potential) is asteroid Veritas (Truth), which crossed Chaos for the second time on 26 October.  The et al for Ixion (our Abandoned Genius itself) is Pholus (Being Fully Responsible To).

In other words, the “other half” of the Grace is the Unlimited Potential that our Abandoned Genius is willing to deliver to our doorstep, if we’re willing to “swear an Oath” to Support It instead of Supporting our Olde Ego that has Suppressed It for so long.  More Ego Death, eh?  What Fun!

Okay, that’s the Good News; now what about the Bad News?  That’d be the actual Challenges.

I don’t think we have a name for this Configuration yet.  It deserves one.  Two third planets make T-Squares to each Opposition.  In this case the T-Squares are both on the same side of the long side of the Golden Rectangle.

We’ve talked about the Chiron T-Square, where Chiron Squares each end of the Chaos-Veritas Opposition to Ixion-Pholus.  The result is Despair, and Miracles when one is able to find a new Perspective that dissolves the apparent Dilemma.

The second T-Square focuses on Mars, which Squares both ends of the Opposition from Haumea et al to Uranus-Eris et al.  This one is more local in Time…

  • Mars Squared Uranus 28 October 9pm PDT
  • Mars Squared Eris 30 October 6am PDT
  • Mars Squares Haumea 31 October 2am PDT

We usually Experience Mars as being Energized, or Enervated if we’re in Resistance.

Remember all this is about Mastery through Challenge, not Challenge for the sake of hassle.

Do you have a Feeling yet for the nature of your Abandoned Genius?  If you could with a wave of your Magic Wand blow away All of your Limitations, what would be the Funnest thing you could think of to Do or Be?  What’s the first Obstacle that comes to mind when you think about Doing or Being that person?  Maybe it’s Fear of Being Judged, or something like that?

Following Eugene Gendlin, adding “…or something like that” is always a good idea, so you work with the Limitation rather than the wording.  When you named that vague Sense “Fear of Being Judged,” you had something in mind.  That’s what you want to work with.  You want to Change the Territory, not the Map.  You can redraw the Map later, once the Territory Changes.

“I Wonder what it would be like to Let Go of Fear of Being Judged.”

“Great Spirit, please Lovingly and Gently Liberate me from my Fear of Being Judged.”

“God/Goddess, Creator of All That Is, I Command that my Fear of Being Judged melt in the Warm Embrace of my Self-Love.  It Is Done, It Is Done, It Is Done.  Thank you God/Goddess!  Show me.”

You might want to save that last one for 11 November, when Haumea Initiates Sappho (at 2am PST).

Use quite a bit of rehearsal when you do an important PIAVA.  Once you say “I Wonder what it would be like to Let Go of Fear of Being Judged,” you may get an immediate Insight that’s more specific or more accurate.  You may Realize for instance that you don’t Fear Being Judged, you Hate Being Judged.  Or maybe it’s not Judged so much as Judged Unfairly that you dislike.  Or maybe it’s really Fear of Being Abandoned or Outcast, because you Believe that Being Judged could lead to that.

Once you finish rehearsal and get a PIAVA that you’re satisfied with, don’t forget to Change the Subject.  You’re soliciting Big Changes here, so you probably don’t want to process more than one of your Limitations at once.  Give each PIAVA a day or two to gestate, then Pay Attention to anything unusual that occurred since you PIAVAed.  Part of your “…or something like that” may have arisen – then you can modify your PIAVA and go from there.  

If you Feel Changes, then you can move on to your next Limitation.  While there’s a peak in this Energy here, the Energy isn’t going away anytime soon.  Today there’s about a Degree and a half Separating Eris, Haumea, Ixion, and Chaos.  A year from now their Separation will be a Degree and a half.

That is, they’re 30 and 60 Degrees apart, but if we ignore their Signs and just look at their Degrees within their Signs, there’s only a Degree and a half of Separation.

If when you Pay Attention you don’t see anything relevant, then pick anything unusual or Intense, regardless of relevance, and PIAVA

“I Wonder how that is Related to my Fear of Being Judged, or Related to anything else that stops me from Following My Joy.”

Huge Reboot 2

September 13, 2016

Before we go into more detail about all the weekend Fireworks, I’ll built a Timetable, so we can at least test our Sensitivities.  Take notes, and tell me what you Learn.  The interactions between events will of course be Confusing, but that’s the nature of Real Life.

15 September…

  • 8am PDT – Ixion Initiates Mars 23 Sagittarius (Your Abandoned Orphan begins to Feel that they have Permission to Act Out)
  • noon PDT – Varuna enters Leo (Celebrating the Life Force)
  • 7pm PDT – Asbolus Stationary Retrograde 16 Gemini (Opening your Emotional Channel to Receiving Intuitions)

16 September…

  • noon PDT – Full Moon and Penumbral Eclipse 25 Pisces (Busy, Busy, Busy)

The Moon Conjoins Chiron and the Sun takes Jupiter’s place in the Grand Cross we’ve been working with for a long time – Ixion-Pholus Opposite Chaos and Chiron-Moon Opposite Sun, with Mars perched between Ixion and Pholus.

Moon-Chiron heads a Kite with Sedna and asteroid Moira (Fate) on the shoulders, and Venus-Haumea Opposite Uranus-Eris join Mars-Ixion-Pholus Opposite Chaos to form a Golden Rectangle.  Uranus-Eris heads a Kite with Chaos and Pallas on the shoulders.

Wow, how many times are we going to revisit this shouting emphasis on 22-27 Degrees?  We have five points toward a Grand Sextile, and if we include Vesta at 21 Cancer, ten points out of twelve for a Grand Unx Pattern-Breaker!

17 September…

  • 5am PDT – Haumea Initiates Venus 23 Libra (Beginning again on a new foundation of Values)
  • 10am PDT – Jupiter Initiates Sappho 2 Libra (Expanding Self-Love with Wisdom)

18 September…

  • 8am PDT – Pholus Initiates Mars 25 Sagittarius (Practicing Actions that Betray our Self-Sabotage)
  • 3pm PDT – Makemake Initiates Sappho 3 Libra (Breakthrough in Manifesting Self-Love)

19 September…

  • 4pm PDT – Makemake Initiates Jupiter 3 Libra (Profound New Skills with PIAVA – and PDSA)

PDSA stands for “Plan-Do-Study-Act” (which is really PlanDo a Pilot Project – Study the Pilot’s Successes/Failures and Modify the Plan as necessary – Put the Modified Plan into Action Globally) or “Plan-Execute,” the traditional Masculine or Dynamic equivalent of the Feminine or Magnetic PIAVA.

We’ll try to find time to flesh this Calendar out a bit more, soon.

Responsibility I

September 8, 2016

Debbie says…

“Please give us some info on that long list of aspects we have to take responsiblity for …”

and I agree completely!  Lots going on!  Or coming down.

If I did it all in one bite I wouldn’t be done till the events were herstory – which would be okay, since what we aim for is not Prediction, but Interpretation.  But I’ll do it in pieces anyway…

First, drop the Pattern of using “Responsible For” – it sounds to much like “Blame For” (Pholus).  Pholus got himself Dead because folks thought he was “Responsible For.”  Instead get in the Habit of using “Responsible to” – “Blame to” doesn’t make sense, so it’ll reduce your probability of Confusing the two.  Though of course, Confusion is Good, right?  When you’re Conscious of it and Accepting of it, you bet (Saturn-Neptune).  

If for instance you’re “Responsible For” not having enough money, you’ll waste your time trying to Anal-eyes what you did wrong to get stuck in that Dead End.  Anal-eyezing isn’t really a Dead End, but the next step afterward will get you Flushed.  But if you’re “Responsible to” not having enough money, you’ll Do and/or PIAVA something to Change it, then you won’t be there any more.  That may seem to violate the “Wherever you go, there you are” rule, but PIAVA can do Paradoxes like that, because it’s not constrained by those narrow Dualistic Either/Or rules.  It can do Both/And, easily.

Jupiter enters Libra (5am PDT 9/9).  Theoretically, the string of Ego Deaths will Lighten Up now, except that Libra means that we have to Meet Other, ie, Not-Me.  That can be so rife with Danger that it can Create its own kinds of Trauma.  

The Bottom-Line rule is “Safety First.”  Giving yourself Away is not Growth; it’s Self-Abandonment.  First, do whatever you need to do to keep your Identity intact.  Mirrors (imaginary wardrobe Mirror held up facing Other, whether they’re present or not) work well.  Then, once you’re Safe, you can try on the ill-fitting cloth they were seeming to recommend.  “I Wonder what I can Learn by trying that on.”  If it doesn’t fit, don’t wear it.  Our Primary assignment here is still Learning to Love our True Self, not trying to Please Other.

Rule #2 – don’t insult anyone without first Walking a mile in their shoes.  That way, when you do insult them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes.

In a few weeks Jupiter will be Initiated by Makemake (Manifestation), which should greatly Potentiate our ability to PIAVA What we Want, or even, Goddess forbid, Work at it.  Just kidding, we need both PIAVA and Work – I just emphasize PIAVA to try in some small way to counteract the Culture’s overstress on Doing.  

And because with a little Practice you’ll be constantly Amazed at how Powerful PIAVA can be.  And I know you’re smart enough to gradually move toward 80% PIAVA and 20% Doing, in the process helping me put an end to this withering Patriarchy that’s rapidly Destroying your Planet.

Also, the Makemake-Jupiter Initiation takes place on the Supergalactic Center.  Whoa.  Turns out that our entire Milky-Way Galaxy, along with a bunch of other Galaxies, rotates around a Supergalaxy, and the Center of that Supergalaxy turns out to be at 2 Libra.  Talk about Meeting Other!  No wonder The Donald is so afraid of Aliens.

Jupiter is one of the Rays of the Big Five-Pointed Star (or “Grand Quintile”) in the Sky now.  That means, whatever happens, Ask yourself, “What am I Learning here?”  Pay Attention to the Answer you get.  Then go back and Pay closer Attention to any and all of the egoically incorrect Answers you rejected before you got that one.  This is what Growth-Expansion-Jupiter-Libra is really about.