Being very much still under the influence of the Big-Pattern-Breaker and The-Time-Is-Now Full Moon, there’s lots of Action going on, eh?
The 19 July Full Moon featured a Grand Unx (Bigtime Pattern Breaking) and a Grand Septile (Timing is Everything).
Can we shed any more Light on that, based on what’s going on now?
I’m not a huge fan of Cognitive Therapy, because it works mostly for folks who run their lives from their minds, so their Shoulds probably already have them Living someone else’s Life rather than their own, and Cognitive Therapy can make that worse, unless it’s done just right.
But if you can lead someone into Insight about their previously Unconscious Self-Sabotage (and if necessary provide Tools to facilitate Change), it really doesn’t matter how you do it. If someone has their Mercury (Thought) or Venus (Values) in an Air Sign (Mind), then the Cognitive approach may be their natural path. Right at the moment, Mercury and Venus are both in Leo, a Fire (Spiritual) Sign, so in general folks are probably trying to put their best foot forward.
Leo, though, is also a Fixed Sign, so a danger is that folks may be thinking and Feeling that their Perspective on Spirit is the onliest or bestest one. The Big Opportunity here is to Learn about the places where our Superiority and Privilege – and the places where we acquiesce to Superiority and Privilege in Others – are being exposed.
Part of the ongoing Sappho-Orcus (Challenges to Oaths that are no longer Self-Loving) Opposite Nessus-OR10-Pallas (Setting Boundaries against Abuse and Clearing Boundaries against Memories of Abuse), now T-Squared (Mastery through Challenge) by asteroid Veritas (Truth).
Sappho (Self-Love) is moving out of this Configuration, and is now one foot of a Saturn (The Most Important Thing) T-Square, with Neptune (Our Relationship with Everything Larger than Ourself, such as our Culture, the Goddess, and in general, Other) at the other foot, which is to say…
The Most Important Thing here is to be Self-Loving in our Response to the ongoing Collapse of our Culture and Economic Milieu. An excellent process for this is to Give Over Control to some aspect of the Godhead, such as “Ganeshi, please Remove any and all Obstacles between me and Ongoing Abundance,” where Abundance of course means Having Enough to Share.
l don’t know if you’ve noticed, but The Donald is a perfect example of Yintegrity. It’s just Yintegrity mixed with Narcissism. The hunger for Yintegrity is so great that The Donald is able to hypnotize many people into believing that he will help them Manifest their Narcissism, or at least their Permission to Act Out their childhood and adolescent Fantasies.
As we move from the Patriarchy to Yang Feminine Cultural Structures we will have to expect to see a good deal more of this, as our repressed Fantasies are Set Free from the Should Prisons they’ve been locked into. Most of our Terror of our own Fantasies results from their being imprisoned for so long that we Fear they will take over our Consciousness – while in Truth they’ve been running the show all along, just on the Unconscious level.
Yes, we set Oaths to keep them under cover because we would have been – or were – punished for displaying them. But how old were you when you swore those Oaths? The urges underlying these Fantasies are still just that old, and it will take some Work and Skill to bring them up to age-appropriateness. Once they’re Liberated from Repression, our Fantasies will mature – in the sense of being Constructive to Community – surprisingly quickly.
Libertarianism is the -ism that expounds Yintegrity, but as far as I’ve seen its spokesfolks refer only to Economic Libertarianism, which boils down to your right to rip me off if you can get away with it. Hence The Donald would banish any law that would prevent his making money by destroying the Planet and exploiting People. Of course, that’s exactly what the WTO, NAFTA, the TPP, and all of the other elements of “Globalization” promote, and which are already law in many places.
The major difference is that Obama and Hillary would banish any law that would prevent their campaign funders from making money by destroying the Planet and exploiting People. The Culture in the U.S. worships “Success,” which means “Having Enough Money” to do whatever you Want, whenever you Want to. A friend used to refer to “Enough Money” as “the Ultimate Oxymoron.”
In truth it’s not about Money, but about Courage. What if “Success” meant “Having Enough Courage” to do whatever you Want, whenever you Want to. In U.S. elections, Libertarian candidates have never gotten more than around 1% of the vote, because people are so frightened by their own Repression. And because the other 99% of us lack the Narcissism and Psychopathy necessary to Worship Exploitation as the Highest Virtue.
Much of Economic Theory used in the U.S. and exported to the rest of the World through the IMF, World Bank, and Goldman Sachs alumni in Central Banks worldwide, is based on Milton Friedman’s work at “the Chicago School” of Economics. Uncle Milty even has a Nobel Prize for it. Ted Cruz is one of his rabid disciples. You can find excellent summaries of how it works in Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine and John Perkins’s New Economic Hit Man.
Another noted Libertarian, Narcissist, and Exploitation expert is Doug Casey. Here’s what Doug has to say this weekend…
Doug and his fellow Vulture Capitalists and 1%-ers know what they’re talking about, and we will never win an economic contest if we try to compete with them. We can maybe support our own Survival by riding their coattails – Doug is generous enough to be Honest and forthright – to the extent we can ride their coattails and stay within our own Values.
And of course, we need to be mindful that Economists and folks like Doug are famous for predicting 25 of the last 10 economic slumps. But as we’ve said, we’re in the last few hairs at the end of the tail of the Industrial Revolution, as we descend into economic and social chaos between now and 2020. We’ll talk more about that soon. Our primary focus this week is on what we’re Learning.
Today’s chart features a Grand Quintile – a complete Configuration making Learning and Teaching the primary current process, in the context of the Pattern-Breaking and Timeliness of the Full Moon chart. The five planets in the Grand Quintile are…
- Mercury – Mind and Communication
- Chiron – Despair and Miracles
- Juno – the Edges of Consciousness
- Asteroid Veritas – Truth
- Pluto – Trance ReFormation
In addition, two planets sit at the Midpoints between two of the Grand Quintile planets, making Deciles (Fortune) to their neighbors, a Biquintile to one another, and Trideciles to Mercury. These two planets are…
- Saturn – The Most Important Thing
- Ceres – Sustainability and Sustenance
Because it has more Active Angles in the Grand Quintile, we have to call Mercury the “head” of the GQ, which is convenient, implying that much of what we Learn here under the GQ and its Decile embellishments will come directly into Conscious Awareness.
We also have to flag five other members as Prominent, because they participate in T-Squares with planets outside the GQ. That leaves one planet unflagged, and we could easily make the case that this one becomes The Most Important one by virtue of its uniqueness. We don’t need to do that, though, because the unflagged planet is Pluto, which always points to what’s Mandatory.
Pluto recall is like a big River, the River of Time. The current is too strong to paddle against; if we try we’ll just be swept over the waterfall backwards. If we Choose to move with the current, though, we’ll be able to steer to one bank or the other, and portage around the rapids and falls. Hence we think of Pluto as Transformation – it Changes everything, and often symbolizes a major Change of Zeitgeist.
Since any form of Zeitgeist is a Mass Hypnosis (we forget it was or will ever be different than it is), we often misspell Transformation as Trance(Re)Formation.
Foremost are Saturn and Veritas, as they form a Grand Cross with Sappho and Neptune. (A Grand Quintile does not include Oppositions, but the Decile embellishments on this GQ Oppose members of the GQ.) Sappho and Veritas complete a Grand Cross with the Waning Saturn-Neptune Square…
As the Culture and Economic Structure Collapse, The Most Important Things for us are to Stay Present with the Truth, and Maintain our Self-Love. As we’ve suggested, PIAVAing Ongoing Abundance – Having Enough to Share – will allow us to Survive and help our Community Survive as well. But we have to Sustain ourself first, or we’ll have nothing to Give.
Similarly, Juno and Ceres Oppose one another, forming the base of a T-Square to the Sun…
As we Stay Present with the Truth, we bring our own former Unconscious Limitations up into Consciousness. Compensating for and Replacing these will allow us to Let Go of what is Unnecessary and Stay Focused on what we Need for Sustainability.
Finally, Chiron is T-Square to the Opposition between dwarf planets Chaos (Unlimited Potential) and Ixion-Pholus (Taking Full Responsibility for our Abandoned Genius).
The rest of the decade will be Challenging. To avoid Despair we will need to stop discounting our own Skills, and PIAVA to Connect with Unique Skills we didn’t know we had. Of course Embracing ourself in Despair and Empathizing with ourself no matter what we’re Feeling, is critically important.
But as they say, “If it doesn’t make you stronger it will kill you” – either way, you’re Liberated from Suffering. Wait – did I get that backwards? Mastery follows from Challenges. Remember Marianne Williamson’s famous anthem…
“Our deepest Fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest Fear is that we are Powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness That most frightens us.
“We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a Child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing Enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
“We are all meant to Shine, as Children do. We were born to make Manifest the Glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us;
It’s in everyone. And as we let our own Light shine, we unconsciously give other people Permission to do the same. As we’re Liberated from our own Fear, our Presence automatically Liberates others.”
Hidden Genius lies within All of us. All we need to do is to stop preventing it from arising. Accept the Challenges being Presented to you, and Allow your Native Creativity and Curiosity to Surpass them. The Challenges and your Creative Responses are part and parcel of the Ascension of the Planet.