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Self-Love and Confusion

June 27, 2022

I try to hide most of the astrologuese in the footnotes because so many folks have complained that it Confuses them. Yes, Confusion is the First Stage of Growth, because it indicates that the Conceptual Bars in our Mental Birdcage have come loose, Granny isn’t home, and we’re expecting Sylvester to notice our Broken Cage any minute. Almost all of the educational systems in Western Civilization are Dictatorial and Dualistic, with a great emphasis on Right and Wrong, and a Strong Multi-Pronged Enforcement System on the Right part, including the liberal application of Shame. Shame is an excellent Enforcer, and many of us grew up under its thumb – or its knee on our neck.

I’m making a frequent exception for Moon Out of Bounds, which makes us more Vulnerable to Freakout, because it so dominates its 22-year Cycle, where for eleven or so years it goes Out of Bounds for several days every two weeks, then for the next ±11 years it stays In Bounds the whole time. Classic examples from the first Moon OOB of the prior and current Cycles – the first Moon OOB of the previous Cycle occurred at 9 am on 11 September 2001, which you may remember. The first Moon OOB of the current Cycle began when “On 16 or 17 March 2020, we find out whether the Coronavirus is the Headliner, or just a Teaser, as the Moon begins going ‘Out-of-Bounds’ (further away from the Equator than the ‘Tropics’ of Cancer and Capricorn at 23:27° N or S of the Ecliptic) in earnest.” (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2020/03/16/truth-or-dare/)

And it makes sense to make exceptions for the classical planets, which are probably familiar to most everyone, at least by name. Such as Neptune, which signifies Material Confusion and Spiritual Clarity, and which is Lit Up Bigtime (Standing Still in the Sky) until at least 12:54 am PDT 28 June 2022.1 The impact of planets on us Hupers and our Planet, is Greatest when they Stand Still.2 Neptune also symbolizes Everything Bigger Than the Individual Ego, but of course any Recognition that something larger than the Individual Ego Exists is likely to dump a Huper into Confusion about the Nature of Matter, so this is merely a Corollary. Spiritual Clarity moves us Beyond the Ego, but the Ego has to have enough Presence to remember to Request it.

The Neptune Station “features” two Challenges3 (known in the astrovernacular by the quaint geometrical term “T-Square”). They’re both Self-Resolving, but not Doubly so.4

One of them is a Contest between two Rival Compulsions.5 We Crave Rebirth, to Liberate us from our Limitations. But our Limitations are founded in our Security, and the Ego does nothing if not Protect our Security.6 So we Really Want to Clear that Brain Fog, so we can Focus more Intensely on our Enlightenment. But our Limitations are even Stronger, so they Really Want another Cookie, so we can Space Out and Avoid Facing the Sources of our Limitations and Clearing them! Besides, they’re very Deep, and we may not be able to Clear them! What if we’re able to Dredge them up out of the Dungeon, undo all those decades and Lifetimes of Conscious Suppression, forgo all that Hard-Earned Comfort, and they still won’t Leave? Our Life just becomes a Huge, Uniform Bummer again! Right?

Well, Life is Risky. I always suggest appending Lovingly and Gently to our PIAVAs, because if we bite off more than we can chew, it can set us back. Natha Jay advises, “Two coping skills stand out for this passage: remember to rest and be careful what you wish for” (https://medium.com/@nathajay/and-were-off-d5c27c7ad203). I’m already violating the first Skill, by exercising (successful) new Denial Skills to push away Brain Fog so I can Strive to finish these essays while the Energy is still Current. I know we’re Eager, but using another of Natha’s Metaphors, we don’t need to “Push the River.” We have All the Time in the World. Linear Time is an Illusion, one we Create.7 The secret door to this My-Own-Time Universe, according to Gay, is to Ask yourself, “What Am I Not Owning? ” I sounds weird, but it works.

The other Self-Resolving Challenge revolves around Neptune itself. As it Stands Still, it’s Merged with Guilt and The Brutality of the Patriarchy.8 If you were raised Catholic or one of the other Autocratic or Guilt-based Religions, you’re probably dealing with a good deal of Ancient Anger these days. Lord Knows there are ample Present-Moment Stories to Focus that on, potentially Losing the Opportunity to Dump a Solid Load of Karma.

Neptune is the Outlet for these Stresses. The complex Source of the Stresses9 Revolve around our Feeling that we’re Stuck with it, that we’re Powerless against the Patriarchy. While that may be True in the short run, it’s not at all True in the long-term TimeLine. Remember that it will be 2081 before the New Pholus-Quaoar Cycle Climate Change Energy reaches its Waxing Square10 and becomes Mainstream, two generations hence. The demise of the Patriarchy will take at least that long as well. Like the Medieval Cathedrals that took generations to build, we’re putting in a foundation here, not a Rose Window. It will be our Great Grandchildren who will Witness the Results. Our job is to Hold the Vision and dig the basement.

  • 1 in 26 Pisces (Letting Go of Limitation). Of course it’s “Coincidence” that Neptune chose this Degree to Stand Still in, just when we’re being Asked to Let Go of Any Limitations We Have in the Quantity and Quality of our Self-Love (Chaos Initiating Sappho; see previous post). The Neptune Station is Exact at that time and date (meaning it’s still moving ever so slightly before and after); the Strength of the Energy usually Builds to a Max at the Exact Station, then Falls Off sharply. If however we Get Lost in Our Stories about the Energy (particularly Easy around Neptune) and make a Decision about it, to counteract it for instance, then we Extend the Energy in our own Lives.
  • I remembered for example that Black Radish and Lemon, with Food and much Water, might reduce the Brain Fog that the Neptune Station (in combination with other things, such as dietary shortcuts) is Triggering for me, so I tried it and it seems to be working. I didn’t want to resort to Caffiend, which only seems to Quicken the Fog, and it’s too late in the afternoon for a large dose of Vitamin B, which would be Healthy but keep me awake longer than I want. It would be better to Meditate on the Fog, that way I may be able to pick up on what it’s trying to Teach me, rather than just Learning how to Suppress it.
  • 2 Fortunately, the Earth doesn’t Stand Still, or we’d Fall Off. It spins at over 1,000 mph on the surface at the Equator, 700 mph at my Latitude (you can Feel the Breeze blowing your hair off your head, right? No wonder Flat-Earthers don’t Believe – think of the haircut money we could save!). So to actually Notice in “Real” Life that a planet is Standing Still, we have to take a dddddsnapshot of the same chunk of Sky every night at the same time. From our Perspective, it’s the fact that a Star stays in the same place in such snapshots, while, usually, planets move. So a Stationary planet is pretending to be a Fixed Star, trying to Fake us Out, pausing to wag a finger at us for ignoring it the rest of the time.
  • The Earth is also whizzing around the sun at 67,000 mph, and the Sun is zooming around the Milky Way at 448,000 mph. Tell your Dog to keep their head in the car, okay? Not to mention that the Dairy Queen is moving around the Local Galaxy Group at 216,000 mph, all of which is moving toward Leo at 1⅓ million mph. These numbers mean nothing of course, they’re just a Story. We all know we Live in a Snow Globe that moves only when Shaken.
  • 3 Known in the astrovernacular by the quaint geometrical term “T-Square” because lines drawn from each of the three planets involved to the center of the Zodiacal circle forms a “T.”
  • 4 Self-Resolving Hassles leave everyone Living Happily Ever After, if Everyone is able to Leave Well Enough Alone and patiently Endure any Discomfort that the Challenge Triggers (it’s still a Hassle, even if it’s Self-Resolving – we just have better odds of Surviving it Enhanced). On the contrary, Doubly Self-Resolving Hassles turn out to be basically Easy. Even if the Hassle itself produces Discomfort, the Self-Resolution process more than makes up for it.
  • The Crux of a T-Square falls on the planet at the base of the stem of the “T,” while the other two planets are three Signs away, a Graduate-Seminar sort of Angle, Teaching Rare Skills, but Asking us to Adjust our Identity in the process (ie, not as Fun). A Self-Resolving T-Square adds two more planets, each five Signs from the Crux planet, making a Wedge that astrologers call a Finger of the Goddess, or, in the case of Muggle astrologer, Finger of God. These Focus our Attention and add Context that makes it Easier for us to Adjust our Identity. A Doubly Self-Resolving T-Square adds two additional planets, each four Signs from the Crux, making an equilateral triangle called a Trine and meaning Dumb-Luck Blessings. The Trine makes both the Learning and the Adjustment Effortless.
  • That’s seven planets all together. We’re really talking about positions rather than planets, because each position can hold several planets. But we’ll continue to imagine that there’s only one planet in each position, as it’s easier. Adding an eighth planet Opposite the Crux planet, called the Vacancy of the T-Square, converts our T-Square into a Grand Cross – four planets more or less equally spaced around the Zodiac. Four is the number of Dominion, and the Grand Cross is Balanced, converting it from a Challenge and a Hassle, to a series of Irritations that Complement one another. We may still have to Endure some Discomfort while we patiently await the Complementary Actions, but a Grand Cross is much easier than a T-Square, as we know that we’re In Charge – we have Dominion over it.
  • Notice that any Natal or Birth planet(s) we have that fill any Vacancy in the T-Square “in the Sky Now” (called Transiting planets in astrologuese, as opposed to Natal or Birth planets) Count! So if we have two natal planets five Signs from the transiting Crux planet, We Are the Self-Resolution. That puts us in an excellent position to help others Expand their Identity and Learn from the T-Square. Similarly, if we have two natal planets four Signs from the transiting Crux planet, We Are the Double Self-Resolution. If we aren’t Arrogant about it, people will come clamoring for our Help.
  • Now suppose we also have two Natal planets that are each two Signs from the Crux. Combine these with the two planets four Signs from the Crux, and we have a Grand Sextile, one of the best Configurations in astrology, because it makes the whole process Full of Grace, and it includes the Crux of the Challenge. There’s only one Caveat with a Grand Sextile – we have to take the first step. If we’re willing to do that, the Goddess will handle the rest.
  • We’ve now filled ten positions. Suppose we happen to also have two Natal planets one Sign from the Crux planet. Added to the other ten, that now fills the Zodiac with a planet in each of the twelve positions, one in each Sign, in more or less the same Degree. Some will be Transiting, some Natal. With twelve planets Aligned and no Vacancies, we have what’s called a Grand Unx, an “Unx” meaning one twelfth of anything. A Grand Unx is like having Two Cats in the Yard, Life Used to Be so Hard, Now Everything Is Easy Cuz of [the Grand Unx]. The Unx Angle, which Muggle astrologers unromantically refer to as a “Semi-Sextile,” is the Twelfth Harmonic, symbolizing Pattern-Breaking. So Adjustments to Identity suddenly become Easy, as the Universe Unlocks all of the Patterns that Connect and Bind the Energies of those twelve planets.
  • 5 The Crux planet is Pluto – Compulsion, in 28 Capricorn (Letting Go of a Lifetime of Negativity). The base of a T-Square is an Opposition, the Second Harmonic, home of Duality and Argument.
  • 6 The Rebirth side of the Argument is dwarf planet Haumea (Rebirth), daughter of Pele, making new Land as her Fiery Lava – molten Stone – hisses into the Sea, in 28 Libra (Integration of Extremes). Rebirth into Ascension, Ego Death Be Damned.
  • On the other side of the table is dwarf planet Eris (Revelation of What’s Been Denied ), she who threw the Golden Apple into the dinner party with For the Fairest of them All written on it, generating a War-making Contest between the Classical Beauties – Aphrodite, Athena, and Hera – to claim the Golden trinket. None of the three Confronted their Vanity (Paris had to Decide, creating the War), so we have to do it for them.
  • Worse, Eris is Merged with Mars (Action, Anger), who’s likely to Struggle mightily to Defend Ego’s Role as Protector, and Keep in place the Subterfuges that we use Unconsciously, Semi-Consciously, and Consciously, to keep our Demons chained to the wall of our Sub-Dungeon. I’m guessing we’ll be working mostly with the Semi-Conscious and Conscious but Actively Resisted Energies in our Psyche.
  • Both are in 26 Aries (Union with All ).
  • Paradoxically, the base of the Self-Resolving Finger of the Goddess is a Sextile (Grace) between Koronis (Coronavirus) in 25 Leo (Discovering Soul Inside Convention and Codependence) and the Out-of-Bounds Moon (Vulnerability to Panic) Merged with asteroid Sisyphus (Perpetual Fruitless Effort ) and dwarf planet Asbolus (Intuition), all in Gemini 28 (Union with Evolving Energies), with Sisyphus and Asbolus also both Out of Bounds.
  • 7 Gay Hendricks, The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level, pp.159-184. See also O. Fred Donaldson, Playing By Heart: The Vision and Practice of Belonging, pp.192-195.
  • 8 Stationary Neptune Conjunct asteroids Nemesis (Guilt ) in 27 Pisces (Union with the Basic Design of Life) and Herakles (Assassin of the Sacred Symbols of the Matriarchy in Service of Zeus’s Patriarchy) in 28 Pisces (see note 1 above).
  • 9 The base of the Neptune T-Square, which describes the Source of the Challenge, is the OOB Moon-OOB Sisyphus-OOB Asbolus grouping that was part of the Self-Resolution of the first Challenge (see the end of note 6 above) Opposite asteroids Klotho (New Karma) and Atlantis (Demise of a Civilization) in 26-27 Sagittarius (Klotho in 26 – the Prenatal Decision to End All Karma in the Lifetime; Atlantis in 27 – Awareness of Many LifeTimes, Disguised as Everyday Knowledge). Sagittarius 26 is home to the Fixed Star Aculeus (Abuse that Strengthens Us), while 27 Sagittarius is adjacent to the Fixed Star Acumen (Destructive Gossip).
  • 10 See the Getting Wild Again series of posts, starting at https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2022/03/04/getting-wild-again/, especially Ian Smith’s generous comment in https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2022/03/15/getting-wild-again-7/#comments.
  • The Self-Resolving Finger of the Goddess in this second Challenge of the Neptune Station is based from the Sextile between asteroid Koronis at 25 Leo and dwarf planet Haumea at 28 Libra (see note 6 above).

What Would the Ancestors Desire For Us?

June 19, 2022

Turns out the chart for the 21 June 20221 Amplification of Manifestation Energy 2 is exactly the same as the chart for last week’s Ancestor Work. Even the Degree Symbol – Front-Row Enthusiasm – has us standing up and cheering! As we averred last week, the two Challenges are Doubly Self-Resolving, which means that our hardest task will be Standing Still to Let the Ego Deaths happen, rather than trying to Defend what’s Obsolete in our Persona and our Life.3 We interpreted those two Challenges to be something along the lines of Family Pride, and Misalignment of the Edges between Self-Confidence, Self-Importance, Self-Trust, Self-Surrender, and Ascension.

Balanced Self-Confidence would mean you Trust yourself to be able to Figure “It” Out, or better yet to Figure Out how to do it Your Own Way. Balanced Self-Importance means you Value Yourself enough to take Excellent Care of your Physical and Psychological Health. That’s especially Important now as our Physiology is Changing to make Space for all of the New Energies Streaming In.4 As they say, “Just because you’re Paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t Out to Get You.” For sure, “they” (ie, your Soul) are indeed Out to Get the Obsolete parts of your Ego Self. Self-Surrender doesn’t mean you Surrender your Sovereignty to the Medical Cartel so they can Numb you to your Ascension Symptoms. It means you’re Willing to PIAVA What You Want, Change the Subject, and then Stop Trying to Push the River, because if you knew how to Manifest it already, you’d have been doing it all along.

Daniel Scranton Channels for us a perfect illustration of Self-Trust, “Pure Desire,” from Archangel Gabriel…

“Believing is the first step to knowing something experientially. But how do you get there? How do you arrive? How do you find yourself in harmony with that which you want to experience?

“Firs of all, you must allow yourself the luxury of the desire that you have in the first place. You must be willing to accept that you desire what you desire. If you do not believe that you are worthy of that which you desire, you certainly are going to find that it is challenging to resonate with that desire.

“If you have a desire, there is a reason for it. Nothing in your reality is random, and your desires are include in that truth. So as you accept the desire that you have, you are then faced with whether or not you believe it is possible for you to come into alignment with that desire.

“And more often than not, you are more aware of the obstacles than the probabilities that would put you in touch with your desires. So here is what we recommend. Let go of the necessity for you to have that which you desire, and instead, bask in the feeling. Allow yourselves to feel the energy that is pulling you toward your desire.

“Give yourself the experience of pure desire, unconditional desire, and desire for the sake of desire. The truth is that the further you are from believing that you could have that which you desire, the stronger the desire is, the more fun it is, and the more energy you are summoning.

“The energy that you are summoning is you, and the energy that you are summoning is in vibrational harmony with the desire. Luxuriate in the feeling of that which you desire and become it. And then all you have to believe in is yourself.

“We are Gabriel. We are senders of Love.”

–Daniel Scranton, Channeled Wisdom from Higher Dimensional Beings, p.249.

  • 1 2:36 am PDT = 10:36 am BST in England = 7:36 pm AEST in eastern Australia.
  • 2 Dwarf planet Makemake (Manifestation) Stationary (Amplified ) in 7 Libra (Front-Row Enthusiasm).
  • 3 See notes 35 of the previous post for details.
  • 4 Not to mention the huge Changes to our Psyche as a result of the Ego Deaths and the New Energies. As Ken Kesey once said, “Sometimes you can Trip Our so far that you never get back to know that you’ve Left” – that’s the way it is when we leave the Lightworkers Lounge, till we move beyond the Amnesiac stage of our Earth Adventure. The base of the T-Square (Challenge) to Zhulong (Enlightenment ) and Ka epaoka awela (Transcendence) is the Opposition (Argument) between Chariklo (Self-Confidence) to Varuna Out of Bounds (Exaggeration of the Life Force). With The Life Force Energy Exaggerated, we could very easily Confuse Changes to our DNA or our Metabolism with Dis-Ease. The Challenges are Self-Resolving, and Doubly so, which means that the astrological recommendation is to regard any Discomfort or Disturbance as a Herxheimer and Let It Be, at least till after 21 June. That’s not a Medical recommendation in any sense; it’s an Attitudinal recommendation. Work with your Desire for Excellent Health rather than your Worry about Poor Health.

Whack-A-Mole or Two

June 13, 2022

By suggesting Detachment and Non-Intervention about Experiences of Abuse and Privilege, I didn’t at all mean to advise Surrendering to being Abused, or Continuing to Exercise Privilege Abusively once you Recognize you’re doing it. I meant to refer to our Memories of Abuse and Privilege, and I’ll think I’ll modify the last post to indicate that, just so there’s less danger of misunderstanding.

When we’re in the midst of Abuse and Privilege – which we all are almost daily to one degree or another – we make Choices to minimize the damage, such as the many times we decide we need the money more than we need to repay a demeaning boss, or the many times when we decide not to Express Ourself Honestly when we know we’ll just be Rejected for the Effort, or the many times when we decide not to Speak Out when witnessing Abuse because doing so doesn’t feel Safe. If you’re stuck in situations of far far worse Abuse without an apparent Exit, my Prayers are with you.

Aside from the general “fun” of revisiting our Abuse and Privilege History and Herstory, there are three big Challenges in the 16 June 2022 Abuse Review astroadventure. I’m already Deep into my Chocolate Stash – not so Detached, but we all do the best we can moment to moment. Remember that Self-Love is Central in the 14 June event, and it’s a Big Help here. As we’ve mentioned, each of the three Challenges is complemented by a large dose of Dumb-Luck Grace, and the knot of Grace knits the three Challenges together so that they appear to Resolve one another.

The first Challenge is about Trusting that our Self-Love will help Immunize us from the worst Impact of our Abuse catalog, but with two Caveats.1 First, the World’s catalog of Huper-to-Huper and Huper-to-Planet Abuses is virtually Infinite. And second, everything in the catalog isn’t Ours. Sure, we have to Own if if we Feel it, but we need to Own the Feeling, not our Stories About the Feeling. The News Minia is dwelling on Abuses that are virtually Satanic. You can actually hear the barely-hidden Sadism in some of their Voices as they broadcast their Stories with great relish. No Blame, they’re working off their own Karma too.

But our Task is to Empathize with the Emotion of an event, not to get lost in the Stories about it. Empathy doesn’t take a long time, you can do it in a few minutes. Emotion means E(nergy in)Motion. If you let it get Stuck, it creates New Karma by Repetition. The longer you linger on the Story, the more the Story replaces the Emotion in your card catalog, and the Emotion slips under the cabinet and stays there till you remodel, which could be Lifetimes from now. Meanwhile, that Emotion, Triggered as it was by Satanic events, festers under the cabinet, attracts black mold, and becomes the seed for an autoimmune disorder.

Some of the Stories are Truly yours, Stories you Lived Through not so long ago, and haven’t Liberated yet. Every Time the Story comes up, you have the Opportunity to Feel the Sensation associated with the Emotion, as Deeply but as Neutrally as you can, and then Let It Go. You may have to Let It Go several times, or even Poor-Sweetheart yourself about having trouble Letting It Go. The more times you Let It Go, the sooner it used to be your Karma. But a lot of the Stories aren’t even Your Own Karma. They’re just click-bait, like Faceplant tries to sucker you into buying every day.

“You had a question. It’s a tough, courageous question to ask and the answer isn’t easy either. Basically, you wanted to know why permaculture [or Ascension] matters with war, pestilence, poison, and hatred engulfing the planet. How can we stay sane or claim relevance in a world where modern lethal militaries target children? What can our tiny efforts do to mitigate the damage and suffering?

“I get it. It’s all so overwhelming. So let me give it to you straight. The crises are going to worsen. It gets darker from here. Therefore, your own small efforts are not just significant, they are essential. It you stay true to your ethics and principles, your work, and the way you live will have profound positive effects on those who follow. And it will maintain your sanity.

“Now look up. The stars are out for us tonight. Take a good, long look. Take in the vastness of the expanse above you. People have been doing this for ages. We sit around the fire telling our history, the history of our people, teaching the young while the dogs take turns cracking bones by the fire and patrolling just beyond the light. The constellations tell of the seasons and ages past while the children try to connect the dots. Tonight, the Moon is holding water. Venus just set beyond Freeman Hill. A few wisps of cirrus clouds are coming in from the west. Change is in the wind. That’s the future breathing down your neck.

“Now listen. Can you hear the creek? Barely. I whispers. It should be much louder. There’s not enough water. Not enough for the fish. Not enough for the trees. Keep listening. What else is missing? The sound of insects, of forest life, mostly gone in this part of the world. The bugs are sparse, the seed crops poor, so the birds are gone. At dawn there won’t be a symphony of song greeting the day. Just a few solos. I reckon we have less than 5% of the chickadee-wren sized birds that were here just a decade ago. Haven’t seen a songbird in years.

“PFAs (forever chemicals) are in the soil, food, and water. Micro-plastics are in your lungs and accumulating in your kidneys and liver. The establishment elite lie to you about your health every day. It’s important for you to understand that you are only a commodity to them. They don’t care about your children’s health, well-being, or place in the world. That is up to you. You and your people. You’ll need healthy, vibrant soil and clean water – a major challenge. Achieving that (in the face of environmental disaster) requires adaptable, innovative, diverse, resilient design. Which means the designers must have skill, courage, and tenacity. I’m talking to you.”

M. Mathes Flora, “A View from the Far Side of the Hill,” Permaculture Design Magazine #124, May/Summer 2022, p.45.

  • 1 Asteroid Juno and the Nessus Station (Using Our Experience of Abuse and Privilege to Expand our Consciousness) in mid-Pisces Oppose Eurydike (Trust ) in 15 Virgo (There Is All the Time in the World ), T-Squared by dwarf planet Altjira (Discerning the World’s Karma from Our Own) and asteroid Sisyphus (Never Satisfying). Altjira is a Trans-Neptunian Minor Planet with an orbit of 296 years, while Sisyphus is an Earth-Crossing and Mars-Crossing asteroid with an orbit of 31 months. Its Grand Trine connects Juno-Nessus with Out-of-Bounds Karma (Intensely Processing Karma) and Ceres (Sustainability) in 14 Cancer (The Ego Is Obsolete), adjacent to Fixed Star Sirius (Brilliance) in 15 Cancer (Natural Community). The implication is that it’s Possible to Extinguish All Karma, but less likely that we’ll Let Go of All of it because we’re so Habituated to it.
  • The Ceres corner of the first Grand Trine is the Focus of the second T-Square, which Squares the Opposition between Narcissus (Obsession with the Individual Ego) in 14 Libra (Lost in Time) and Mars-Chiron (Choosing between Depression and Ecstasy) in 17 Aries (Living Outside of Culture but Open to Spirit ) and 16 Aries (Through Emotion to Clarity of Purpose) respectively. Mars and Chiron adjoin Fixed Star Alpheratz (Freedom of Action) in Andromeda in 15 Aries (The Need to Be Present with Oneself ). Small wonder if you’re Feeling Bipolar.
  • The Karma OOB corner of the first Grand Trine is one side of the base of the third T-Square, and Opposite Moira-Uranus (Fate/Choice and Soul ) in 21 Taurus (Adept of the Mysteries) and 18 Taurus (A Vehicle for Spirit ) respectively. These are T-Squared by asteroids Lachesis (Unexpired Karma that Can Be Released Consciously) at 16 Aquarius (Never Giving Up) and Icarus (Expanding too Fast and Going Down in Flames) at 14 Aquarius (The Darkest Shadow).
  • Like Sisyphus, Icarus is also an Earth-Crossing asteroid, as well as crossing the orbits of Mercury, Venus, and Mars, with an orbit of only 14 months around the Sun. Because Icarus is so close to Earth, it appears to orbit “normally” every year or so for about five years, but then it spends the next five years or so hanging in one corner of the sky. It reached Sagittarius in late 2019, but then stuttered and stutters about till early 2024 before clearing Pisces. So Icarus-Lachesis is more of an Abrasion than a Cycle, as are Icarus-Pluto, -Pholus, -Quaoar, -Ixion, -Hylonome, -Gonggong, -Nessus, -Neptune, -Chariklo, -Saturn, and any other slow planet in that third of the Zodiac. It will linger there again from 2028 till 2033.
  • While we can see Icarus as the seemingly natural Huper Tendency to Go Too Far and Get Burned, we could also see it as the apparent Huper Need to Soar to Ecstatic (or Manic) Heights. Of the 20 slow planets (orbits longer than 20 years) routinely, six are now in the first third of the Zodiac, four in the second third, and ten in the last third, Icarus’s current playground. The last third of the Zodiac is about Finishing Business. I don’t know yet if Icarus always lingers in this portion of the Zodiac, though it appears to dally mostly in that zone. For instance, between 1604 and 1611, even though it didn’t turn around till it got to Taurus, it still spent almost all of the time boomeranging between Sagittarius and Pisces. It dwelled mostly in Sagittarius-to-Pisces between November 2009 and April 2015, and between October 1999 and April 2006. Like 2019-2024, these were tumultuous times, but more so than 2006-2009 and 2015-2019? Maybe so.
  • Lachesis-Icarus OOB is also one corner of the second Grand Trine, along with Narcissus and Altjira-Sisyphus.

Whack-A-Mole

June 11, 2022

That’s really what Karma is like isn’t it, Whack-A-Mole. Not to mention Karma’s Messenger, astrology. It’s critical to be Aware of any Fear that astrology ever Triggers for you. Astrology is a Teacher, and if you’re Scared by any of your Teachers, you need to Stand Up to them and not let them Intimidate you. If they throw you out of class, so be it, that wasn’t the right class for you anyway. And if it’s a class in Fear, you need to Stand Up anyway, the straighter the better, to get a good Grounding and a good straight Energy Flow between the Earth Star beneath your Feet and the Higher Chakras above your head, if you want to pass the class.

When I wake up before I get back in my Body, with my skin crawling from Fear, the most effective technique I’ve used is Tapping. “Even though I’m Scared, I Deeply and Completely Love and Accept Myself…” Repeatedly, till my skin has stopped trying to crawl under the bed, till I feel Grounded again, and I’m Clear and Ready to deal with the Fear Effectively. We don’t have to move our Body, because our Energy System registers Imagined Taps almost as well as Physical Taps. Long Inhales and Exhales, through the Nose only, helps too. They’ll take your Body out of Fight/Flight/Freeze mode.

Not that I’m forecasting Fear astrologically, but the next big Mole or astroevent to Whack, on 16 June 2022, is about Abuse and Privilege, which can Trigger Deep and Unpleasant Emotions. From the Nutshell Perspective, that chart features three Challenges that aren’t Self-Resolving, though all three are also major parties to Dumb-Luck Blessings, and the three Challenges are all Connected tightly together by the Blessings.1 It sounds like one of those astrological Configurations where it’s best that we don’t try to Intervene to Mitigate our Memories of Abuse, but do the best we can to Stand Still and let the Energy run its course, as each Challenge looks like it will end up being the Resolution for the Others, unless we try to Rescue our Olde Ego, and screw it all up. Plus, it promises a Big Jump in our Consciousness if we’re able to Let It Be and Observe it with relative Detachment.2

Well, Abuse and Privilege is the next Mole to Whack if we don’t count the 14 June Full Supermoon.3 While we’re likely to Feel the Impact of the 16 June event Grow till the 16th, then taper off (assuming we haven’t Intervened), we’re likely to Feel the Influence of the 14 June event Growing Stronger after the 14th, though the two will be Muddled, since we’re Feeling both already, and we really should consider them both together. Even astrologically Unrelated events Merge when they Converge in Linear Time.4

Which is Fortunate, since the Full Supermoon is all about Self-Love, Self-Respect, Self-Appreciation, and Self-Sovereignty.5 So if we can keep our Eye on those four Qualities while we’re Feeling Around in our Abuse/Privilege History, Herstory, and other Lifetimes in Other Places, we’ll Win an (perhaps the Most ) Esteemed Lifetime Prize, which is Expanding Our Consciousness into Greater Love in the Face of Potential Disaster.

Our Lineage is Immortal. We’ve Suffered so we could Truly Understand the Suffering of Others in order to give them the Gift of Healing Empathy. It’s time to Step Back Up and Honor Ourselves for that.

  • 1 Dwarf planet Nessus (Abuse and Privilege – you can’t have one without the other ) Stationary (Exaggerated ) until 3:50 am PDT 16 June 2022 (which is 11:50 am BST in London and 8:50 pm AEST in Eastern Australia, both 16 June), in 17 Pisces (Innocent Awe). We’ll cover the three T-Squares (Challenges) and the three Grand Trines (Dumb-Luck Blessings) later.
  • 2 The Nessus Station is Merged with asteroid Juno (Expansion of Consciousness) also in 17 Pisces.
  • 3 Full Supermoon (Illumination) in 24 Sagittarius (The Divine Mother ), near the Fixed Star Ras Alhague (Healing) occurs at 4:52 am PDT 14 June 2022 (12:52 pm BST in Cambridge and 9:52 pm in Sydney, both 14 June). A Supermoon is a Full Moon that appears larger than usual because the Moon is at or near its Perigee, at the closer end of its Oval-shaped orbit around the Earth.
  • 4 The Nessus Station is 82° ahead of the Full Moon and 98° behind the Full-Moon Sun. The Moon makes a Waning Triununtile (3/11 of the Zodiac) to Nessus, and the Sun a Waxing Triuntricile (3/13) to Nessus. The Waning Triununtile is about Humbly Loving the Way Our Talents Have Shone (Third and Eleventh Harmonics), and the Waxing Triuntricile is about Intending to Respect and Embrace Our Ego Deaths (Third and Thirteenth Harmonics). This is where the Self-Appreciation and Self-Respect at note 5 arise.
  • 5 At the Full Moon, the Sun at 24 Gemini (Union with Mother Gaia) Merges with asteroid Sappho (Self-Love) in 23 Gemini (Enlightenment ) and dwarf planet Asbolus (Open to Channeling) in 27 Gemini (Removing Our Masks). There are two prominent Fixed Stars in 23 Gemini, El Nath (The Illumination and Creative Destruction of Thor’s Hammer) and Phact (Exploring the Unknown). The Self-Sovereignty arises from another planet in the Full Moon chart, which we’ll explain later.

Our Resistance to Our Cravings

June 8, 2022

Until noon on 9 June 2022 we’ll be working with Our Resistance to Our Cravings. It’s quite Complicated when we view it through the Mindset of Western Culture, but I think it gets a lot more Straightforward when we just look at our Cravings as Our Enlightenment Calling Us Forward while Our Programming Holds Us Back. I’d be Surprised if most of us didn’t have something that we’ve been Craving all our Life but which we’ve never quite managed to Manifest in any way that Satisfies us for very long.

We’ve probably redefined it over and over, but it’s basically still there and still the same as it was when we were six years old. By then we’d been told so many times that we Can’t Have That, that we started Believing that “They” would never let us Have It, so we’d have to sneak around and get it on our own. We’ve been trying to Renounce it as Unachievable all our Life, but we keep coming back to it. So we’re still working on Giving Up Our Renunciation of our True Self.

Wait. You’re still trying to Renounce your Strongest Cravings? Oh, okay. I know, it’s a Stretch to claim that your Strongest Cravings Reflect the Gravitational Pull of your Soul to Manifest in the Here and Now, and your Ego’s Will is the Only thing preventing you from being Sucked Down that Rabbithole. Especially if our Cravings are so Strong that we have to Quench them with Substances like Sugar, or Suppress them with Our Thoughts About Them. How can they be Sacred when everyone has always bent over backward to make sure we Felt Guilty about them?

Then there’s the Fear. We may not even be Aware that it’s Fear, we’re more likely to be misguided into thinking it’s Wisdom! All those Don’ts we’ve Learned, from a finger on a hot stove to Humiliating a Bully to Getting too Close to the Sun. More Resistance, disguised. Nothing Changes till we Accept it Exactly as It Is. My Cravings will Kill me. They might, if you turn your back on them and try to Pretend they aren’t yours. “I say it’s easily done, you just take anyone, and pretend like you never have met,” as Dylan put it.

This is all Optional. You don’t have to Let Go of either your Craving Karma OR your Renunciation Karma. Neither is beyond their Expiry Date. But it’s an excellent Opportunity to cut back on both of them so you can “no longer lend your Strength to that which you Wish to be Free From,” in Jewel’s words. After all, Karma is Dead. It just hasn’t been told yet that it’s Dead, and we’re in on the Conspiracy, because we’re the one Believing it’s still Alive, we’re the one clinging to a Zombie. How can there be Karma when Linear Time is no more? If Cause doesn’t precede Effect, what kind of World are we Living In?

Asteroid Lachesis is about Karma that hasn’t Reached its scheduled Expiration Date, but which we’re Free to Let Go Of if we dare. It’s Exaggerated (Stationary) till 11:50 am 9 June 2022. You’ve probably Seen, or Been, It flailing around, not quite sure what the Hell It’s (or you’re) doing any more. It’s Merged with asteroid Icarus, and Icarus is Out of Bounds (Amplified ) so if we get too Excited about Freedom, our Karmaaka our Wax – will melt and we’ll Crash. Our old Ego will Melt. Will we withstand the Unknown, or will we Rush back to what we Knew all along? Our old Ego was just Wax anyway, but we can make a new one that looks just like it on our 3D printer, only out of more Durable Plastic! Or we can Stand Still for the Void, like Lachesis is doing.

Lachesis-Icarus Oppose asteroid Koronis (Coronavirus). An Opposition is a Wagging Finger – “You better toe the line OR ELSE!” Without continually Willing Ourself to avoid Dis-Ease, how will we Stay Healthy? Those Germs are worse than Karma, lurking around waiting to Attack when we have a moment of “Weakness” – another Metaphor for Fear of Letting Go of Renunciation.

The Opposition is T-Squared by not just the Uranus-Moira-Pallas Triple Conjunction and Initiation that we’ve talked about, but this trio is joined by Venus – Our Values, and asteroid Tantalus – Our Infinitely Unfulfilled Cravings. Tantalus is also Out of Bounds, or Amplified.

All this Action is at the Midpoints of the Fixed Signs, the Power Points of the Zodiac, AKA the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The four Royal Stars that served as the Calendar in Persia, have moved on, thanks to Precession. But the Tender places remain. Lachesis-Icarus are at 16-17 Aquarius, which are about Relentlessness, near the Star Sualocin, Natural Talent. Koronis is in 19 Leo, Humility, Surrender, Self-Mastery. And Uranus et al are in 15-19 Taurus, which Degrees are about Repeatedly Surrendering to Eruptions of Suppressed Unconscious Material in order to Create a Selfless Vehicle for Spirit to Help Gaia Evolve, fostered by the Fixed Star Menkar, the Jaw of the Whale (Constellation Cetus), which in the Olde Days was seen as a Giant Man-Eating Beast, like the Unconscious.

Babeldom 3

May 30, 2022

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s the possibility of a “Meteor Storm” tonight. Possibility because prediction is very iffy for this particular Comet Debris Field (which is what creates Meteorites), and there may be nothing. And “Meteor Storm” means more than 1000 Shooting Stars per hour, or an average of 17 per minute. People who saw the last Storm from this Debris Field in 1996 said they had to hold on to something because they felt like they might fly off as Earth appeared to be crashing through Space at Warp Speed – as if it’s not!

So it’s worth a peek outside in the neighborhood of 10pm-1am PDT 30-31 May 2022. That’ll be mostly in the Americas and the Pacific for darkness – I doubt many will be visible in daylight unless they get Really Scary Intense! At 10pm PDT (6 am BST) it will still be dark in Portugal and Africa west of a line drawn from Tangier Morocco to Port Elizabeth South Africa. By 1am PDT (6 pm AEST and midnight in Anchorage) it will be dark in the eastern half of Australia and on the southern coast of Alaska. Where I live it’s forecast to be 43% cloud cover.

Asteroids Aletheia (Truth of the Heart) and Veritas (Truth of the Mind) are now thirteen Degrees apart, so the Babelian Energies won’t he as Strong as they were in late April (see the Several Months of Babeldom and Babeldom 2 posts), but they’re still in Gemini (Mental Gymnastics), so the original thesis still stands. Natalie Glasson has recently tuned into this Energy…

.https://omna.org/how-to-understand-your-truth-by-the-arcturians.

How to Understand Your Truth by the Arcturians

Channeled through Natalie Glasson, Sacred School of OmNa

Greetings and love, we are the Arcturians. We come forth as a collective and consciousness to bring into your reality a greater connection and understanding of your own personal truth. Many of you seek your truth, many of you wish to embody and express your truth, and many of you wish to discover the truth of the Creator. A truth that will bring forth enlightenment, gifts, skills and abilities. 

The entire Universe of the Creator is filled with the truth of the Creator. There are numerous levels and dimensions of truth. Truth can appear in one form or as one reality and it can appear in another form or completely diverse and different reality. In the same way that the Creator is always evolving, transforming, and in motion, truth appears and acts in the same way. Therefore, we can recognise the truth is not necessarily something that is stagnant or remains the same. It is an energy, a source that is constantly in motion, constantly transforming, shifting and changing. The Universe of the Creator is like a library of all the different forms, realities, understandings, thoughts, and opinions of truth, all of these are accepted as the Creator, as an expression, a presence or an embodiment of the Creator. 

Truth is something that an individual can access. It is something that they might shield from others and even themselves. It is something that they can reveal, can manifest from and weave into realities. Within your being there are numerous forms and dimensions of truth. Your personality holds a dimension of truth, your heart chakra holds a dimension of truth, your soul holds a dimension of truth, even your physical body holds a dimension of truth. Each has a personal truth that is unique and individual, these truths create a whole, they create your whole being. It may seem that if all aspects of your being are holding different forms or dimensions of truth you may wonder how you can be whole and complete? How can you merge and become one or aligned? 

The next question is, do they need to be one? Is it appropriate to have different truths within your being? In many ways it is, because the role of the physical body is very different to the role of the crown chakra. The role of the emotions or emotional body is very different to the earth star chakra, below your feet. We can upgrade the truth that your being aligns with, however, there is a need to recognise and accept the truth that you are embodying in this moment. For example, the physical body might be embodying the truth of vitality and health or pain and sickness, maybe irritation or anger. We might not recognise these as truth, and this invites us to contemplate when we use the word and the label truth what are we referring to? What is our meaning? What is the purpose of this word? 

For us, the Arcturians, the word truth means something that is personal, often a wisdom or a consciousness, or even information, which could manifest as keys or codes or even light language. It is information that is personal to that expression of the Creator. You are an expression of the Creator. We are an expression of the Creator. We are bringing forth our truth to you now. We are bringing forth information, a vibration and frequency, you might say an energy that is personal to us, that is aligned to us and yet, we also feel may assist and inspire you. We are recognising our truth in this moment and we invite you to recognise your own truth as you are present with us, 

What are you feeling? 

What are you thinking? 

What do you embody? 

Whether you perceive that you have a negative outlook, a positive outlook, or something else, you are standing in your truth at this moment. This is the truth that you are bringing to our presence, and all that we are sharing with you now. This is our truth that we are bringing to your presence. We are stating that we all stand in our truth in every moment of our reality. 

This leads us to expectations and desires of truth. We can imagine truth as a treasure of enlightenment, as a state of complete knowingness, an understanding of all that is the Creator. This treasure for some seems out of reach, for others it is very alluring, and yet it is within your being, it is within every being, it is present, and it is ready to be of service. We can recognise what we might call this, ultimate truth. It is something we can access, when we focus upon it or align with it within the being. This leads us to an understanding that even the truth, that is the ultimate truth, is constantly in motion, constantly changing, never remaining the same, and leaves glimpses of understanding. Therefore, even your ultimate truth, your divine truth is unique to you. 

You may feel it aligns or is similar to the truth of other people, their words, their inspiration may inspire you, connecting you on a deeper level with your own ultimate truth. Your truth is unique to you and it is like a pair of glasses that you wear to view yourself, view others, and the reality that you create. 

You may feel a question rising within your being. 

If the truth is personal to the individual, and if it is constantly moving, constantly shifting. and transforming, how can any being truly grasp the truth? How can any being embody and understand with the mental mind their own truth, the ultimate truth, the divine truth? All the different and diverse forms of the truth. Maybe our explanation might make you feel adrift or lost, as you wish to ground the truth, understand it and hold it within your mind. What we invite you to understand and acknowledge is that there is a need to act without attachment. In many ways to be detached from the truth. To let it come, let it inspire, let it influence, allow yourself to embody, and to experience, then to know that you are evolving through this embodiment. 

You can accept new levels, dimensions and forms of truth. Let us explain this further in a very physical way. Maybe years ago, you came to an understanding, maybe you had some enlightenment, a realisation and it was so profound and deep, you have carried it with you for such a long time, you live your life by it and this is appropriate and has been necessary for your own spiritual evolution. However, at this moment, we the Arcturians invite you to contemplate this realisation. 

However, does it serve you now? 

Is it appropriate for you to carry it with you? 

Is there a need for a new understanding, a new perspective that will serve you greater? 

We hope that it is through this process that you can begin to live with greater ease in regards to your own truth and have a greater flow when connecting with, experiencing and understanding your own truth. We will leave you to contemplate. No doubt our sharing has created more questions. Let them rest within your being and the answers will come. 

Our love is with you always, 

The Arcturians. 

I’ve been thinking that I use Aletheia for Truth of the Heart (Truth that is not Debatable, though it evolves as we reinterpret our Values based on new Experience), and Veritas for Truth of the Mind (Truth that is very Debatable, but which tends to attach itself to Dogmas), but we don’t routinely use an asteroid to stand in for Truth of the Gut, which is important since this is where many of our Intuitions arise. The asteroid that immediately suggested itself, is asteroid Truth. It’s named after Sojourner Truth, whom Smithsonian Magazine has named one of the 100 Most Significant Americans of All Time. We can think of the Truth of the Gut as Truth that is too easily Ignored, till we retrain ourself to give it Precedence over the Truth of the Mind.

Back in Making and Breaking Karma III, we introduced a 6 June event that’s likely to make things even more Convoluted and Intense than our ongoing Karmic Immersion Energy already is. Asteroid Truth (minor planet #249521) turns out to be involved in the 6 June event too! We’ll talk more about that soon.

Several Months of Babeldom

May 21, 2022

I know, in the USofA we could expect that anyway, with an election coming up in November. But the “Stars” are aligning to make it a lot worse. The asteroid that flags the Truth of the Heart or our Values,1 and the one that symbolizes the Truth of the Mind or our Dogmas,2 have been traveling together recently, and now they’re both entering Gemini, the Sign of Mental Gymnastics. So we can Expect to be hearing a lot of Fantasies (Dogmas) from their True Believers (Values). It’s already prominent in some election warm-ups.

It will help that these two asteroids recently Merged in Taurus, the Sign of Material Stability, which should ground the Mental Gymnastics that are due over the next few months.3 One source interprets this Taurean Merger as “To attune to the spiritual light while tuning out the endless fluctuations of the mind we come into a place of stillness within the eye of the storm.” Other interpretations make it sound like we’ve reached the Final Portal into the next stage of our Evolution,4 though I imagine that any Merger of Heart and Mind could Feel that way to us!

If you’re Tempted to Identify with any of the Stories you hear between now and early August, Remember that It’s all Metaphor. The Real Thing is Multifarious and Unitary, while our Organs of Perception have very Limited Dimensionality and Depth, and Unity in 3D is oxymoronic, because we’re so deeply steeped in Separation…

While we almost always Feel Certain about what we Know in our Heart to be True, it too is an Approximation. The Heart is linked directly to our Intuition, which is much more Multidimensional, but still not Absolute. Its Judgments are Situational, and may not apply to other Circumstances. It’s the Judgment that leads us down blind alleys, because it closes so many doors along the way. Eugene Gendlin advised us,5 wisely, to tag “or something like that” to the end of all of our Judgments.

  • 1 Asteroid Aletheia (Truth of the Heart) enters Gemini 4:54 pm PDT 23 May 2022, which is 12:54 am BST 24 May in London, and 9:54 am AEST 24 May in Eastern Australia. Aletheia will stay in Gemini till early September. (BST is British Summer Time, not British Standard Time.)
  • 2 Asteroid Veritas (Truth of the Mind) entered Gemini 3:15 am PDT 19 May, which is 11:15 am BST 19 May in London, and 8:15 pm AEST 19 May in Eastern Australia. Veritas will stay in Gemini till early August.
  • 3 Aletheia and Veritas Conjoined in 23 Taurus at 8:57 pm PDT 30 April, which is 4:57 am BST 1 May in London, and 1:57 pm AEST 1 May in Eastern Australia. We aren’t considering that an Initiation of a new Cycle, because the two asteroids travel at speeds that are similar enough that they take turns chasing one another around the Zodiac. Their next Conjunction will be in Scorpio. We could consider it to Initiate a Half-Cycle if we want. It reveals an interesting dynamic, with Heart and Mind Dancing like the Monkey and the Weasel
  • 23 Taurus is “A jewelry shop filled with valuable gems” in the Sabian Universe, and in the Chandra Universe, it’s A Newt bursting into flame (paraphrasing Ellias Lonsdale, 360 Degrees of Your Star Destiny, p.87). I’m paraphrasing because Lonsdale is so restrictive with his copyrights. The Salamander of course is the Alchemical symbol of the Fire Element, representing Spirit. Lonsdale’s essay on 23 Taurus emphasizes a Felt Urgency to Embody on all levels Energies arising within us, Energies generated by Mother Earth as She Transforms Herself. If you can find a copy of the book, it’s a remarkable essay, speaking as if 30 April-1 May was the final Portal to 5D!
  • 4 John Sandbach, https://johnsandbach.net/omega-chandra-symbols/, 23 Taurus. Note that the Degree Symbols, whether Sabian, Chandra, Omega, Pleiadian, Asoth, or otherwise, are neutral with regard to any planet occupying them. So finding this degree while considering the Interplay between Heart and Mind is Stunning.
  • Aha, here is a condensed version that doesn’t appear to be so closely held, though it excludes the emphasis on the Earth’s Passion that the full Lonsdale essay features (https://aquaorfire.net/astrology/inside_degrees/inside_degrees.html#taurus23)…
  • A salamander glowing red-orange. Burning up with the inner flame of creative activity in the soul realms. The inner life raging with power–an insistent force. A level of attunement to the central flame of your being that will not quit. The impassioned desire to manifest perfectly what lives inside. The alchemical intention to burn away the dross and return to pristine selfhood at long last. An extremely sharply motivated path of development. Difficult to harness, yet the mastery called for is just what you seek to embody, and anything more reasonáble seems easy and lazy. One-pointed drive to strip away all but self and be true to self in a fashion which will burn a hole in the world.”
  • 5 Focusing and Let Your Body Interpret Your Dreams.

Making and Breaking Karma

May 20, 2022

Karma begins when we make an Oath, a Vow, a Promise, or even a Decision, follow it rigorously, and then forget that we made it. We develop a Body Memory of following our Decision, and it becomes automatic, like driving a car. If you’re used to a stick shift but driving an automatic, your other foot reaches for the clutch when you come to a stop. If you’re used to an automatic but driving a manual, you kill the engine. Ever happen to you? Then we Die, and in our next Lifetime we already know how to drive. Not quite that simple, but that’s the Essence.

We don’t usually think of driving a car as Karmic, but Karma is just Inertia, just Habits so ingrained that we carry them from Lifetime to Lifetime. By Karma we usually mean Bad Karma, or Self-Sabotage. We don’t usually notice Good Karma, or we Allow our Ego to Own it. Bad Karma developed when there was a serious cost for not following our Decision or Oath. Like Death for instance. If we joined Caesar’s Army, it probably wasn’t that easy to quit. If we have a Moral or Existential reason to keep our Oath, then Transgressions at least make us Feel Guilt, if not worse. The dwarf planet whose Influence is Exaggerated through 26 May is named after an old pre-Roman God whose job it was to Punish Oath-Breakers. He had a pretty nasty disposition.1

In order to Break Free of Bad Karma, we have to Confront this dude. It’s called an Ego Death. Our Ancient Karmic Habits are part of Who We Are, our Identity, how we Define ourself, for good or ill. So to Transgress those old Oaths, that part of our Identity has to Die. When part of our Ego Dies, it feels like We are Dying, but we’re just Molting, and Identifying with our old Shell. Of course anyone is very Vulnerable when Molting. Crabs, for instance, go around naked for a week or so while they harden their new Shell, an unwrapped candybar for a passing Squid. So yes, Ego Death feels a lot like a Death, because it’s actually a good way to get Dead. For instance, we can Feel our Social Capital shrinking when we have to Apologize for some serious faux pas, a Reputational Death.

Consequently, we can be taking things a lot more Seriously than they actually are for the next week. It’ll be an excellent time to remember to Ask ourself…

Is the Strength of my Feelings about what I’m stewing over proportional to what’s really going on, Objectively, or is something causing Exaggeration of my Feelings about it?

That something, if it’s there, is your Karma, an Ancient Pattern in your Body Memory that’s being Triggered by current events, not Caused by them. Knowing this could moderate your Response to this something, so you don’t create more Difficulty for yourself by Overreacting. And more important, you might be able to start to hypothesize about what this Karma is about, so you can bring it up into Consciousness and Let It Go. When we Overreact, we leave the Present Moment, and 5D only happens in the Present Moment.

We’re likely to Feel the major Impacts of this Energy2 on our Self-Esteem.3 And, we’re likely to see Trust Issues arising.4 One consequence of this is that whatever something that’s Exaggerating our Feelings about our Circumstances, may be something we regard as a Core Skill, or Central Value, of ours. We might Ego-Identify with this Karmic Habit fairly strongly. All the Better, since the more Intensely we Identify with a clod of Karma, the more Important it is for us to Loosen Up about it. But of course the worse it will Feel as we Experience the Ego Death.

As we move through this Portal, it will Behoove us to remember that Karma is not Retribution, Karma is Inertia. It can easily feel like Retribution, or look like Retribution to folks whose Karma is around Moralizing. If we were Programmed to Believe in the Santa Claus version of the Final Judgment, then for sure, we’re likely to React to our Karma with Guilt, as if we’ve done something wrong. You can Discern Karma from the Present Moment pretty easily – if you’ve Experienced this Reaction to Circumstances like this before, it’s Karma. You is your Present Moment Ego. If it’s Karma it’s not Present Moment, so there’s no way You had anything to do with it.

We, our Present Moment Ego, though, does have to Accept the Need to Change it, if we Aspire to Grow into anything akin to 5D. The first step toward this is to Absolutely Refuse to accept any Blame. Blame is a Disease, and an Epidemic in our Culture. It’s not Easy to Cure, but we can at least Trust that Accepting Blame is Wrong, Wrong, Wrong!5 Any Error you make, you can correct it, and/or make Amends. If you made an Error, you can Own it, but without Accepting Blame. The difference is Subtle. One Metaphor is that Blame looks into the Past to Assign Guilt, while Responsibility looks into the Future to Change Outcomes. In both cases we’re leaving the Present Moment, but at least with Responsibility we’re aiming to Improve future Present Moments, even though that’s an oxymoron.

If you tend to stray into Blame, or have a hard time Accepting that Karma isn’t Retribution, then consider this alternative Metaphor…

Can you Admit to yourself that you are a Light Worker?

This is what Light Workers do. They sit up there in Paradise as Souls in the Light Workers Lounge, and they look down on the Planets to see how they’re Evolving. Holy Crow, Earth Needs Help, don’t it! How can we Help? Well, we Decide to take on another LifeTime. We’ve taken so many that it’s not a Big Deal. So we look to see where the Global Psyche is Messed Up. Aha, Confusion about Boundaries! Aha, Confusion between Self-Love and Narcissism! Aha, Trusting Thoughts About Feelings! Aha, Resistance to Ego Death! Aha, the Patriarchy ugly in its Death throes! Aha, suffocating Inequality! So we Choose a Topic, or maybe the Intersection between several of them. We’re all Multidimensional up here in the LWL, so we can handle that Easy. Then we glide over to the Earth Simulator, turn the dials to set up the Hangups we want to work on, and glide on in.

The Simulator’s exit door leads straight to the Womb of earth parents who will program us further on our chosen Hangups. Then we’re Born, and we get Programmed. Earth is an Amnesia Planet, so our Programming is Complete. We actually Believe that we Are our Programming. But then one day we’re walking down the street, and we pass someone who, if we look real close, isn’t actually on the ground. Their legs are moving as if they’re walking, but they’re really gliding. It’s another Light Worker, an ally from the LWL. We prearranged that one day we’d have a Chance Encounter that would Raise our Vibration. We might Acknowledge one another, or even exchange the time of day, but it’s not necessary. As a Light Worker, your Presence Raises the Vibration for anyone who’s Open to sensing it.

Once that Magic Wand has tapped you on the shoulder, your Life Changes. The Recollection is very dim at first, but you start to remember that you’re a Light Worker, and wonder how that works and what it’s supposed to look like. You start meeting other Light Workers, and sharing what each of you Remembers. Eventually, you meet people who Teach you how to Open the Door out of your Programming. You had to go through that Simulation, because without it you wouldn’t really Know what it is you came here to Heal. Then you start Teaching others how to Open the Door. Not perfectly at first, till you Remember where you parked your Merkaba. But it doesn’t matter, you’re Helping them Raise their Vibration, even if they don’t graduate on the first day of class.

After a LifeTime of Teaching, long or short – you may not even Realize you’re Teaching most of the time – you see that a Tipping Point has been reached, and that the Inertia for your Chosen Topics on this Planet now leans in the direction of 5D, and you get the sense that your Assignment is Complete, and you move on to Light Worker Emeritus, and join your mates in 5D.

  • 1 Dwarf planet Orcus Stationary 3:45 pm PDT 26 May 2022, in 13 Virgo. That’s 11:45 pm BST 26 May in London, and 8:45 am AEST 27 May in Eastern Australia.
  • 2 Other than the Influence of whatever natal planets you may have in or near 13 Degrees of Virgo, and to a lesser extent of Pisces, Sagittarius, and Gemini.
  • 3 The Orcus Station (Exaggerated Ego Death) Opposes Juno (Growth in Consciousness) in 12 Pisces, and this Opposition is T-Squared by asteroid Sappho (Self-Love) in 13 Gemini.
  • 4 The Orcus Station is Conjoined by (Merged with) asteroid Eurydike (Trust ) in 13 Virgo. You’ll also be likely to be “enjoying” Trust Issues around the Energies of your natal planets in the Degrees we mentioned in note 2 above.
  • 5 This is one case where Either/Or Duality is appropriate!

Orcus has been in Virgo since 2009, and it will be there till 2038. Orcus is about Oath-Breaking and Virgo is about Ego Death. It’s the Transition between Leo (Perfection of the Individual Ego, for good or ill ) and Libra (Meeting Other). Without Virgo, Libra would just be a Dance of Dandy Narcissists! The everyday interpretation of Virgo can be Detail Oriented, perhaps Critical, but that’s what Ego Death is about, finding some way to get Humble about their many Achievements, so they don’t Overwhelm Others in Libra. A good deal of the Intensity of the Portals we’ve been led through since 2009 can be pinned on Orcus in Virgo. With 16 years to go, we need to Resign ourself to Surrender to this level of Constant Change. It’s the Essence of what we’re Learning.

The correspondence with Climate Change et al (Pholus Conjunct Quaoar) is intriguing. The P-Q Conjunctions alone span 2022-2062 – our recent 🦨Pootin’-hosted Can-Opener and 22 Expositions! By 2062 our descendents will be Experts on Climate Change et al, whether they’re still in Huper form, or Evolved into something more suited to living in the high latitudes or underground. We have relatives living underground already (Drunvalo Mehchezidek, Living in the Heart ); perhaps it would be good to tune in to them.

The Virgo Decanate of Virgo (the first ten Degrees) is about Virgo itself, Ego Death itself. Orcus crossed that span between 2009-2019. Can you even remember 2008? Fondly, I hope! What Innocence! The second ten Degrees of Virgo is the Capricorn Decanate, crossed by Orcus during 2019-2038, when the emphasis is on putting Ego Death to work in practical ways to improve our Life, such as becoming Conscious that these Portals are all about Letting Go of Self-Sabotage, not Torture for its own sake, though I’m sure we’re Reliving Torture from many LifeTimes – part of our Overreaction to these Portals! The last ten Degrees of Virgo, the Cancer Decanate, is about the Death of non-Compassionate Egos in all of us, especially those for whom that’s their dominant (or only) Ego. Orcus crosses this span in 2030-2038.

We can hope that the largest proportion of what’s left of Homo exitium sui by then will be civil to one another, or at least that the Split of the Planet into two will be Complete. Signs are also divided into 2½-Degree zones, called Duads (like a triad, but with two). Until 4 June Orcus is putting the finishing touches on the Capricorn Duad of Virgo, which we’ve Endured off and on since late 2018 – making our Ego Deaths Serve Practical Goals in our Life. After 4 June Orcus goes back to the Aquarius Duad, which Orcus enjoyed from October 2020 to February 2021 and September 2021 through April 2022. In the Aquarius Duad, our Ego Deaths Serve Cultural Goals. So we can Expect more Shared Ego Deaths in June, such as perhaps our Ego Identity as an Individual rather than as a member of a Community.

You know about the difference between Buddhist Hell and Buddhist Heaven, right? In Buddhist Hell we sit around a table piled high with a sumptuous Feast, but our elbows are locked and we can’t bend our arms to Feed ourself! In Buddhist Heaven, we Feed one another!

Mandatory Growth Eclipse 5

May 5, 2022

Continuing from previous post…

Salacia does have one Challenge that’s Incomplete, or Ragged. Part of her Energy is that Heart-Felt Values Clash with Programmed Judgmental Ethical Standards that we use to try to Override our True Self, causing us to have to Choose between Codependent Submission and Open or Passive-Aggressive Rebellion, because we don’t feel like we have Healthy Control over the situation.1 In “normal times” that would be an ongoing Conflict. But if we want to Live Truth and move toward Ascension, there’s no contest. Our Heart-Felt Values take Precedence over our Programming. Our Body tells us which is which – our Heart-Felt Values are connected directly to our Tear Ducts, while our Programming tightens and stiffens our Jaw.

Values do change, and to some extent Values can be Programmed, but the Tear-Duct test is pretty solid. It’s not our Values per se that Change,2 as much as our Interpretations of our Values. We reinterpreted our Values to make them fit into our Progamming, so we could subdue the constant Stress of Internal Conflict. But as we Grow Out of our Programming, we come to understand (often with Irritation) the Conflict-Diminishing Compromises that we’ve made, and we become less willing to Betray our own Heart. This is a major impetus for the Changes to our Associations with Individuals and Institutions that often occur with Growth. Grieve the Losses and Let them Go. Better Relationships and fewer Compromises are waiting for us.

How might we Resolve Salacia’s Stress between her True Self, her Programming, and her Role in the Universe? A Star Completes this triad and Balances her Energy. Bernadette Brady tells us that this Star “represents the human unconscious or the collective unconscious which, like a beast from the deep, can erupt with moments of great collective insight, or bring chaos and mayhem.” 3 When this Energy Arises, we definitely want to Act it Out, but Dramatically, Theatrically, not Emotionally. We want to Let this Energy Flow Through us, we don’t want to Ego-Identify with it, in either a Positive or Negative sense.

  • 1 The Salacia Discovery chart contains two Grand Crosses (including Salacia’s own) and one T-Square – dwarf planet Hylonome (Self-Sovereignty and Codependence) Conjunct asteroid Arachne (Grandmother Spider, or the Contextual Field ) T-Squares the Opposition between Venus (Values) and asteroid Damocles (Anxiety) Conjunct Neptune (Group Soul, or Relationship with Everything Larger than Ourself ).
  • 2 Progressed Venus will Change Signs and Directions and Angular Relationships many times during most Lifetimes. But those are Overlays on our original natal Venus, not Replacements.
  • 3 Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars, pp.106-108, on the Star Menkar, in the Constellation Cetus, the Whale.

As youalls know by now, we like to have a single, central keyword or phrase to represent each planet, one broad enough that we can use it as the synonym from which we search for a verb that fits the Context that we’re interpreting. So I’m tentatively thinking of adopting Struggle Between Heart and Programming as a possible key phrase for Salacia. A stolen Faux Fur would fit into that Universe, as it would represent our Programming pretty well, while on the other hand, to steal it from the Fox is pretty Heartless.

So how would that work in the 30 April 2022 New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse chart that partially governs the next few weeks? Well, to start with it fits pretty well with the Eclipse itself, as that’s Merged with both Overactive Ego, and Soul.4 So this Struggle is Inherent, as we’d Expect it to be in any major Portal to the Overwhere. In spite of this, the Eclipse itself is very well Balanced.5

What’s less Balanced in the Eclipse chart are two Incomplete Challenges. We’ll talk about the Challenge to Hope6 next time. The other one involves Salacia.7 Salacia is not only Exaggerated, it’s also Merged with our old Friend Chiron, which we know is about Converting Despair to Miracles, possibly by Rejecting the Temptation to Identify with Despair, and instead Empathize with it.8 Unfortunately that’s not the worst of it, because Manifestation (dwarf planet Makemake) is Contrasted with it.

In other words, this is the Invitation for us to “go Meta” (no relationship to the corporation Facemeta), which means to Witness things from a higher Perspective, as if we’re climbing a Hill to see where the River goes. The Meta Question is What Are We Creating? In other words, we Admit to ourself that we’ve been bogged down in Our Thoughts About Our Feelings about War, Oil, Climate, Old Men Groping around in our Wombs, Inflation, Recession, our Food Supply, the Bees, and the End Times in general, so we haven’t been Paying Attention to the Vibes we’re Projecting. These Vibes are being Added to the Global Vibe, and if we aren’t “part of the Light Solution,” we’re “part of the Light Problem.” Light can be either Photons or Levity, but it’s Critical that we Contribute Gratitude, Visualize Desirable Outcomes, Pray for Rapid Resolution of Conflict, or “Make Light” of the Whole Mess in one way or another.

Unfortunately, that’s still not the worst of it, because this ongoing Debate between our Commitment to Favor Soul over Ego, and What We’re Manifesting at Which Level, is Challenged by none other than Climate Change et al, where the et al includes War, Oil, Climate, Dirty Old Men Groping around in our Wombs, Inflation, Recession, our Food Supply, the Bees, and the End Times in general. We’re trapped in a big Feedback Loop, and it’s up to us to find the Exit. “Never do nothing because you can do too little” – I think it was Margaret Mead who said that.

This woodcut is from The Atmosphere by Camille Flammarion, published in 1873.
  • 4 New Moon Conjunct asteroid Hybris (Hubris) and Uranus (the Individual Soul).
  • 5 In a Grand Cross (Mutually complementary Hassles) with Koronis (Coronavirus) on one corner, Ka epaoka awela (Transcendence) on another, and Chariklo-Lachesis-Arachne (see below) on the fourth. Also in a Grand Trine (Dumb-Luck Blessings) with Orcus (Oath-Breaking) and Eurydike (Trust ) on one corner and Pholus-Quaoar (Climate Change et al ) on the third. And also at the apex of a Finger of the Goddess (Pay Attention! ) with Makemake (Manifestation) on one foot and Out of Bounds Pandora (Hope) on the other. Climate Change et al includes its original signal, the Invasion of Ukraine. Chariklo (Confidence/Doubt ) and Lachesis (Karma that hasn’t Expired yet ) and Arachne (the Matrix) would combine to mean something like the Edge between Confidence and Doubt about whether we’re Skilled enough to carry out our Role of Adding Light to the Earth’s Ascension. I’ve certainly been Feeling that! Expect Doubt to arise as it lifts into Consciousness on its way out the Door. Thank it for it’s Service at keeping you Humble, and Let it Go.
  • 6 Mars-Nemesis (Biting Guilt ) Opposite (Debating With) Orcus-Eurydike (Trust or Distrust in our Ability and Willingness to Reject our Karma) T-Squared (Challenged ) by Pandora Out of Bounds (Hope Exaggerated ).
  • 7 Chiron-Salacia (Despair or Miracles around our Ego Struggles) Opposite (Contrasted to) Makemake (PIAVAing) T-Squared (Challenged ) by Pholus-Quaoar (Climate Change et al ), with Salacia Out of Bounds (Amplified).
  • 8 For instance, by saying to ourself, “You Poor Sweetheart, you’re Feeling Despair, aren’t you.” and then Changing the Subject. When we do this, we short-circuit the Identification with Despair, and instead Identify with Compassion for ourself. Identifying with something means that it goes on the end of an “I am …” or “I have …” sentence, such as “I am Hopeless” or “I have Compassion for my Hopelessness.” Changing the Subject is important because otherwise our Mind will take us right back into Our Thoughts About Our Despair. If Changing the Subject is really hard, as it can be, we can say to ourself, You Poor Sweetheart, you’re having Difficulty Changing the Subject, aren’t you.” See https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/poor-sweetheart/.

Mandatory Growth Eclipse 4

May 4, 2022

Dwarf planet Salacia is everywhere these days, and Out of Bounds at that, so it’s time we gave it some Attention. It was in 14 Pisces when it strolled into Huper Consciousness, “A lady wrapped in a large stole of Fox fur.” Stolen Faux fur sounds like kind of a hint. I’m not finding the reference, but Kelley Hunter regards her as a Mermaid, and a Fun-Loving one if I recall correctly. In her Discovery chart (Salacia’s, not Kelley’s) she is Merged with Intuition, Argues with Karma, and is Challenged by her Survival Instincts, by the Granolavirus, and by Respect for Death.1

Of course, astrological Challenges are Challenges for Hupers, and as a Learning Opportunity their full expression is Adeptness Through Challenge,2 so we can’t assume a Venerable planetoid suffers from the same Naïveté as a Huper.3 So we would probably be more accurate to suppose that Salacia is Adept with her Survival Instincts, Dis-Ease, and Respect for Death. As for her Relationship with Karma, how would an Enlightened Entity deal with the Second Harmonic (Tradition)? It’s a Duality, so she’d probably Enjoy Dancing with it. So, Fun-Loving she may be!

She does have one Challenge that’s Incomplete. Were she a Huper, she’d probably endure Stress over her Relationship with her Orbit because of Tension between her Values and her Anxious Religiosity.4 Translated into Huper terms, that would be something like our Heart-Felt Values Conflicting with a Judgmental Ethical Standard causing us to have to Choose between Codependent Submission and Open or Passive-Aggressive Rebellion because we don’t feel like we have Healthy Control over the situation. Kinda like Roe v. Wade and the Supremes.

So, not having a planet in the Vacancy that would Balance out these three corners, how might Salacia Resolve her Stress?5

I can’t Trust6 WordPress to save my draft overnight, but I have to quit. So save my place, and tomorrow we’ll finish Salacia, and talk about her Relationship with last Saturday’s Eclipse.

  • 1 Salacia at Discovery Conjunct dwarf planet Asbolus (Intuition), Opposite asteroid Karma (Karma), and T-Square to the Opposition between asteroid Cyllarus (Respect for Death) and dwarf planet Quaoar (Survival Instincts) Conjunct asteroid Koronis (Coronavirus) – ie, a Grand Cross.
  • 2 We used to say that astrological Squares (two planets three Signs apart, the Fourth Harmonic) meant Mastery through Challenge, but Master can implies Slaves, and sounds too much like the Obsolete and Dying Patriarchy. So even though Adeptness is kind of a clumsy word, we use it instead. Adeptitude might roll off the tongue better, but it’s not officially a real word.
  • 3 Okay, we’re all Old Souls here – but as old as a planetoid? Maybe. Probably older, actually. Our Souls are Immortal, the planets are only a few billions of years old, if the Big Bangers have it right, which I doubt. But there’s our Huper Amnesia, our Karma, and our Programming. Of course there could also be planetary Amnesia, planetary Karma, and planetary Programming.
  • 4 Dwarf planet Hylonome (Self-Sovereignty and Codependence) Conjunct asteroid Arachne (Grandmother Spider, or the Contextual Field ) T-Squaring the Opposition between Venus (Values) and asteroid Damocles (Anxiety) Conjunct Neptune (Group Soul, or Relationship with Everything Larger than Ourself ).
  • 5 Of course we’re looking at this as if from the Perspective of Earth – Salacia’s view would be totally different. But as with any astrology, when we speak of a planet, we’re really speaking of the Relationship we have with that planet, from our Perspective on Earth.
  • 6 Eurydike (Trust ) was just Amplified last Friday after all, so that’s still an issue for us.