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Consciousness Expansion II

December 23, 2018

The 23 December (7pm PST) Juno Station (21 Taurus) chart looks like this…

Its main feature is a Grand Cross (the red square), which occurs when four planets are more or less evenly spaced around the Zodiac.  While a Grand Cross is made up of four T-Squares (the four overlapping big red triangles), and a T-Square Challenges us to become Adept at something, a Grand Cross is usually a little easier because, being Balanced, the Lessons usually aren’t as Difficult.  Also, the Challenges are frequent and interrelated, so with additional and more varied practice, we’re likely to become Adept sooner – and particularly Adept at Multi-Tasking.

The four T-Squares here focus on…

  • Eris (Emerging from Denial)
  • Moon-Moira (Learning to Choose our Emotions)
  • Aletheia-Pallas (Accepting the Truth about how well our Boundaries serve us)
  • Pluto-Chariklo (Having to Confront our lack of Self-Confidence)

I’m sure every one of you could write a short play about someone Getting Their Consciousness Expanded (that’s Juno after all) by having to deal with the likes of…

Realizing (Eris) that their Life is being Sabotaged by lack of Self-Confidence (Pluto-Chariklo), Learning to Recognize the Emotions that Trigger their Self-Doubt (Moon-Moira), and Setting Boundaries to Prevent these Emotions from Fragmenting their Personality (Aletheia-Pallas)

…or something like that.  I’m sure most of us could write a short story about when we’ve gone through this process ourselves, which we’ve probably done many times.  Like when the school bully called us names that hurt, and our Mentors encouraged us to find alternatives to running home in tears or taking a swing and getting our ass kicked.

Sticks and stones and all that, pretty fundamental stuff, but I’m sure you can think of far more subtle parallels.  It would Behoove us to think up current situations where Certain Emotions Challenge our Ability to Keep our Act Together, as every astrological adventure is an Opportunity to make Life flow more smoothly, and this one is no exception.  If we could become Conscious of those Emotions and Learn new Responses to them, chances are we wouldn’t just be Expanding our Consciousness, but also Letting Go of our Karma.

For instance, what Triggers Anxiety for us?  Nothing is Manifested into Hardcopy Reality without first being Broadcast as Energy – this is the Power of PIAVAing.  What Anxiety does is Broadcast Fear and Failure.  Without our Conscious Intervention, Fear and Failure could then be Manifest into Form.  We could recast our reading as…

Realizing (Eris) that our Life is being Sabotaged by Anxiety (Pluto-Chariklo), Learning to Recognize the Emotions that Facilitate it (Moon-Moira), and Resolving to Prevent it from Creating our Reality (Aletheia-Pallas)

…by for example, by first Tapping on it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzVd6Ww0as4) to Acknowledge it Honestly, and then Focusing on What We Want instead of What We Don’t Want.

Another example…

Suppose we don’t Trust our Instincts (Moon-Moira) to tell us what to Eat, so we set Boundaries against the Truth (Alethiea-Pallas) of our own Instincts (Moon) in order to continue to base our Self-Confidence on our Shoulds (Pluto-Chariklo) – till we Realize (Eris) that it’s not Working

So what would we do next?  We Respond to our Realization and Expand our Consciousness to include new Possibilities.  For instance, if we Lovingly Embrace our Desires when they arise, might we have less Difficulty Moderating them, and perhaps in the process Discover what our Soul Intended to Teach our Ego in the Current Lifetime?

A Trine Bridge (blue lines) shows an Easy Path toward becoming Adept and a Quincunx Bridge (green lines) outlines a Path of Curiosity.  Both are alternatives to following the more-Challenging paths of the Squares (red lines), without abdicating the invaluable Lessons to be Learned from the Challenges.  Same Destination, very Different Routes.

The position of Stationary Juno itself makes a Trine Bridge across the Confidence/Emotion-Choice axis (Pluto/Chariklo-Moon/Moira), and a Quincunx Bridge across the Realizations/Boundaries axis (Eris-(Aletheia/Pallas).  We can Learn faster…

However, most of us are used to thinking of Curiosity as something to Resolve.  “I Wonder What…” or “I Wonder How…” is often an invitation or imperative to do research or to think about what sort of Answer we’d get if it was a Question.  True Curiosity does not seek Satisfaction; it is more than content to remain Curiosity.  Think of it like Awe or Amazement.  Like watching a Bird peck its way out of an Egg, or a Butterfly crawling out of a Chrysalis – literally a Miracle.

You’re wide-eyed and your mouth hangs open, but you don’t try to explain what’s happening or why, or to Generalize it into a Judgment, whether Good or Bad.  What if we Responded with wide eyes and a slack jaw the next time we heard someone insult us.  If they continued to insult us – if we were Safe, of course – we might even have to Laugh.  A friend used to say, “Don’t get Even, get Odd.”

Stationary Juno is also Merged with (Conjunct) asteroid Lachesis, which symbolizes Consciously Changing our Timelines.  For instance, if we were Living a Timeline of being Bullied, and we succeeded in Changing our Response to it, we would be Consciously Ending that Timeline, or at least Beginning to Consciously End it.

There’s another Configuration in the Juno-Station chart, another Mjölnir Kite like we had at the 22 December Full Moon (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2018/12/20/dumpster-fires/)…

When a planet sits at the Far Midpoint between two other planets that are three Signs apart, a Mjōlnir is formed.  Mjōlnir is Norwegian for “Thor’s Hammer,” the usual name for this Configuration.  We changed it because Thor’s Hammer is often confused with Ultimate Destruction, when actually it’s more about Indestructibility and Instantaneous Precision – not a sledgehammer but Lightning, or Sudden Illumination.  So we associate a Mjōlnir with Epiphanies.  When there’s also a fourth planet at the Near Midpoint, the Mjōlnir becomes a Mjōlnir Kite.

The Mjōlnir Kite reinforces our earlier interpretations of the Juno Station – Epiphanies about our Mission and our Held Emotions (North and South Nodes).  We would normally rather Die than Feel our Held Emotions, as our Experiences in Parallel Lives cause us to strongly associate them with Dying.  But we can’t proceed toward our Mission in the current Lifetime without first Learning to Embrace our Held Emotions.  So the Aletheia-Pallas Conjunction in the Juno-Station Grand Cross is also about Relaxing the Boundaries which keep our Held Emotions at bay.

The Square (red line) in the Mjōlnir is between Neptune (Confusion) and Mercury-Jupiter (Precociousness).  The Juno Station is about Growth in Consciousness, and this Square Illuminates the classic impediment to Growth – regarding Confusion as a sign that we need to struggle mightily to Understand!  Actually, when we Believe we’ve Understood why we’re Confused, we’ve just Quashed our Growth!

Our Concepts about What Is and What Isn’t Possible form a Cage that we’re trapped inside of.  Confusion arises when one of our Limiting Beliefs becomes Open for Questioning.  But if we Intellectualize it (Jupiter-Mercury), we’ll invariably Reinforce our Limiting Concepts, because those are the raw material for our thoughts.  Like Curiosity, we need to Let Confusion Be.  If we regard Confusion as an Emotion, and just Feel it, Embrace it, Enjoy it, our Consciousness will Grow on its own, naturally, without Effort.

Full Moon Configuration III

April 11, 2017

Here’s the picture when we equally weight the Grand Cross and the Golden Rectangle…

It looks a lot more confusing before we tease out the individual Configurations.  Putting all the pieces together and eliminating the subtle details, we have Building a new Timeline based on Owning our True Self by Recognizing and Letting Go of our Limitations.

There’s one more way to redraw this segment of the Full Moon chart, emphasizing what we call the “Tricolors.”  Tricolors can help us find methods of, for instance, Recognizing and Letting Go of our Limitations, methods which might not otherwise be obvious.  

A Tricolor is so named because it spans the Zodiac using all three colors – red for Energy, green for Curiosity, blue for Grace.  A Square (red line) is not a Problem seeking a Solution.  It’s a Challenge to Mastery.  We can unlock the Grace in the blue line and apply it to the Challenge, by turning to our True Curiosity.  That’s not Curiosity seeking an Answer, it’s an Open Wonder that invites Intuition.

Same picture, different lines emphasized…

Lets start with the Challenge (red line) between Expressing our True Self (Sun-Uranus-Eris) and our Limiting Beliefs (Vesta).  As we’ve said, Letting Go of our Archetypes (or even Identifying them) is seldom easy.  How can the Tricolor help?  The third party here is Weaving the Foundation for our New Timeline (Klotho).  So we PIAVA our True Curiosity (green line) about how Expressing our True Self relates to Weaving our New Foundation.

By doing that we enlist the Unconscious to “be on our side” around the thorny issue of our Limiting Beliefs.  I usually use the “Wonder” side of PIAVA (or maybe VIPAWA in this case), such as “I Wonder how Expressing my True Self will be Woven into the Foundation of my New Identity.”  Notice it’s not a Question, it’s a Statement.  You don’t want “I Wonder how I can…” because its not “you” (your Olde or current Identity) that will be Weaving the Tapestry.

This Tricolor is Vesta Square Sun-Uranus-Eris Quincunx Klotho Trine Vesta.

Your Olde Identity is Wondering how your New Identity will be Built, and without trying to interfere (you’re just Curious), you – your Olde Identity – is making a strong suggestion about what a good result might look like, and your suggestion aligns with the “Stars,” so you’re Flowing with Nature, not against Her.  That Flowing with Nature is an important part of the “5D” World of Collaborative Magic that We Want to Manifest.

You could also be more Prescriptive, as in “Great Spirit, please Lovingly and Gently and Rapidly and Completely Weave Expression of my True Self prominently into my Rebirth” or the like.  But where’s the Curiosity in that?  It sounds more like your Olde Ego trying to Take Control.  I like Wonder much better in Tricolors.

The other two Tricolors both apply to the Square (red line or Challenge) between Pluto and Moon-Haumea.  Pluto-Moon Angles can be nasty, and in this case, where we’re Being Reborn by Letting Go of our Limitations, we’re very likely to come up against our Held Emotions – those are the one’s where “We’d rather Die than go through that again.”  

Well, yes, that’s exactly what Birthing a New Timeline is about, Ego Death.  Not “I’d rather Die” but “I (my Olde Identity) am Dying so I can be Reborn.”  Curious time of year for this to arise, isn’t it.  So it would probably be a good idea to try to work some “Lovinglys and Gentlys” into our PIAVAs.

The third parties in these two Tricolors are Veritas-Chaos and Sedna-Mars-Ceres-Mnemosyne.  So we might use PIAVAs on the order of “I Wonder if Focusing on Limitlessness will facilitate the Rebirith of my Identity and make the Transformation more Loving and Gentle” and “I Wonder if Remembering ancient Mantras that direct my Actions toward Sustainable Survival will Ease my Path as I slip into this Void between Identities.” 

These are…

  • Moon-Haumea Square Pluto Quincunx Veritas-Chaos Trine Moon-Haumea
  • Pluto Square Moon-Haumea Quincunx Sedna-Mars-Ceres-Mnemosyne Trine Pluto

These are Major Tricolors (Square-Quincunx-Trine).  There are also Minor Tricolors (Square-Quincunx-Sextile) here, such as…

  • Sun-Uranus-Eris Square Pluto Quincunx Veritas-Chaos Sextile Sun-Uranus-Eris
  • Vesta Square Moon-Haumea Quincunx Sedna-Mars-Ceres-Mnemosyne Sextile Vesta

What would you Wonder about these?

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