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To Thine Own Self

July 18, 2017

Okay, we’ve Survived (right?) the Option to Change Ancient Patterns (Lachesis Station), now on to I Gotta Be Me (Eris Station).  Yes, we’re chomping at the bit to tell those folks what they’re doing wrong, but they don’t actually have anything to do with it; we’re just Projecting.  What is it We Want for Ourself?  Are they really stopping us, or are we stopping ourself? 

With Win-Win and Both/And you can do almost anything.  You can even Abuse Other, though you’ll Regret it, as you’ll be the Abused soon enough.  That’s not Retribution, it’s the simple fact that Abuser and Abused, Power-Over and Victim, are just different sides of the same Coin.  Flip it in the air, and it could come down on either side.  There are better Coins to play with.

Of course if you’re already Dancing with the Abuse Coin, it’s sticky, and prying it out of your hand isn’t easy.  But even though the Lachesis Station is past Exactitude, Lachesis is still moving very slowly, so there’s still plenty of Opportunities for PIAVAing to Change your Patterns.  The “I” in PIAVA, for instance, is very Powerful.  Just don’t waste your Energy and Abuse your own Karma trying to Change Someone Else’s Patterns, ok?

The truth of your power is that it has always existed within you and that you have always had access to it.  However, you have been taught that your power comes from your mind, your actions, the amount of money you have in your bank account, the number of people that you have working for you, and many other false idols.

“The power that you seek in those objects, people, and circumstances, is fleeting at best.  External power will always leave you wanting more, and it can leave you completely, and then what will you do?  Hopefully, eventually, you will all come to the realization that your power is your ability to access a vibration.

“Everything that you want to experience, you want because of the vibration you associate that experience with, but you don’t have to wait for anything, or anyone, or any circumstance, in order to feel those vibrations rippling through you.  Those vibrations that you seek are a part of the totality of who you are.  You are Source Energy Beings, and Source Energy is all vibration.

“You, as a conscious being, get to choose which of those vibrations you activate, thereby empowering yourselves to experience whatever you want to experience right here and right now.  No waiting for an outside manifestation to occur is necessary. Get your confirmation from how you feel.”

–Daniel Scranton & The Arcturians, http://danielscranton.com/the-power-of-vibration-%e2%88%9ethe-9th-dimensional-arcturian-council/

Duration and Revelations II

July 16, 2017

The three Fates, Klotho (Beginnings), Lachesis (Durations), and Atropos (Endings), together compose Moira (Fates).  We point out that Moira implies the Fate/Free Will Duality, and that “Fate” is what happens TO us when we Operate out of the Unconscious, or Allow our Karmic and Inherited (if there’s a difference) Archetypes to run without Conscious Intervention.  This tells us the Dimension, and we Act Consciously by Choosing a Direction.  It’s worth saying that it doesn’t behoove us to Choose the same Direction every time – that swiftly becomes just another Archetype.  This is the sense in which Moral Choices are Limiting Choices; they quickly Create Inertia, aka just more Karma

In other words, sometimes it will Behoove us to “Accept our Fate” or “Embrace our Karma” temporarily, to for instance Learn more about it – this would be a very valuable Practice.  But most of the time we’ll interpret the Fates as Suggesting that we Choose of an Alternative – simply because we’re highly likely to be already following our Archetypes without even Realizing that we are.  In many cases Choosing Any Alternative will be useful, because it can potentially Change the Pattern and Break the Karmic Trance.

All of which is a long way of saying that we’re going to interpret Lachesis – Duration – as Offering us a Choice about whether to End or Continue a Pattern, or Begin a New one.  Of course we may have to “Figure Out,” or better yet Intuit or PIAVA what Pattern we want to Break.  Since Lachesis is Lit Up right now because of its Station on 18 July, we can just stop a minute and Ask ourself…

What Is It that we’ve been thinking about differently this week, than we were last week. 

Last week you were probably Scared or Hesitant or even Seriously Resistant about something, but this week you’re starting to consider making Lemonade, or even beginning to fill in the picture with details that reflect What You Do Want.  What something is this for you?  Not that it needs to be the only Pattern up for Revision; there are likely to be many, perhaps interrelated.

Since the Moon often acts as a trigger for events, we’ve chosen the Moon-Sedna Conjunction for this chart, 7pm PDT 18 July, fifteen hours after the Exact Lachesis Station.  Lachesis and Eris are Stationary in almost the same Degree (Lachesis 25 Pisces, Eris 24 Aries), which means that their Stations are intimately intertwined, even more so than because their Stations are almost simultaneous.  So we’ll be Making Choices (Lachesis) about Issues that have been pretty much Underground (Eris) till now.  Eris’s Exact Station is at 2am PDT 20 July, so any time between the Stations would be relevant…

The Moon crossed Eris at 11:30 am 16 July, and crossed Lachesis at 6:30 am 14 July; either of those would also be fine choices, as would the Moon’s crossing of dwarf planet Chaos at 2pm on 20 July.  The charts for all of these times, as well as for the Exact Stations themselves, would all be very similar. 

The Action is in the 22-27 Degree Zone.  This Degree Zone is about Finishing the Design of Our Current Lifetime version 4.0, and Beginning to cast it into Manifest Form.  The basic structure of the chart is…

  • Two Grand Crosses (the red squares with a red X across the middle), implying Highly Motivated, Complex, and Interdependent Activities, some Devoted to Implementing Change (Mutable Signs) and some to Maintaining Stability (Fixed Signs).
    • The corners of the Change Grand Cross are the Lachesis Station (Options), Chaos (Unlimited Potenial), asteroid Karma (Breaking Patterns), and Saturn-Ixion-Pholus (The Most Important Thing Is to Be Fully Responsive to our Abandoned Genius), suggesting that we’ll be Planning and Executing Foundational Support for our Deepest, Unacknowledged, Innermost Creative Self.
    • The corners of the Stability Grand Cross are the Nodes (our Path in the Lifetime), Moon-Sedna (Instinctual Fear), and the Fixed Star Agena (the Sacrifice Required to Achieve Personal Growth), which might look like Balancing our Resistance to Pain with our Need for Safety, or Navigating Tricky Waters.
  • A T-Square (Mastery through Challenge – the red triangle) Focused on Sun-Veritas (Essential Truth) that will Force us to Pay Attention to What’s Actually Going On in the Present Moment rather than Paying Attention to our Reactions to What’s Going On (Eris Opposing Haumea in the base of the T-Square deals with the contrast between Getting Honest-Eris and Don’t Know because we‘re Haumea-Newborn; within this Duality, how does Truth fit in?).
  • A Grand Sextile (Great Grace after we kick-start a Process) in the Dynamic Signs that Asks us to take concrete steps to Initiate Projects that will Begin to Make Space for our Deepest, Unacknowledged, Innermost Creative Self to Enjoy Life (the corners are the Nodes, Stationary Eris, Chaos, Haumea, and Saturn-Ixion-Pholus); you don’t need to Plan these Projects thoroughly, just Start them.
  • An Almost-Grand Sextile (five of six planets) in the Magnetic Signs that will be Requiring us to Make Authentic-to-Self Choices that will Break Patterns while Preserving our Safety, and while Recognizing and Managing our Growing Pains so they don’t Overwhelm us, using mostly PIAVAs (the corners are the Lachesis Station, Moon-Sedna, Sun-Veritas, asteroid Karma, and Fixed Star Agena).
    • The Vacancy (a “V” within a circle), which describes Energy which we must provide Consciously in order to fill the Grand Sextile and Allow its Grace to Unfold, is 25 Capricorn, “A store filled with precious Oriental rugs” – symbolizing the Fineness of Detail, Meticulous Handiwork, Deep Heritage, and Intricate Interactivity of the New Life we are Creating.
  • Two Yin Gates (adjacent green Xs) that include each Station and will Require us to Accept Paradoxes as they Are rather than trying to Force them into preconceived Dualistic Little Boxes…
    • Paradoxes around the Lachesis-Karma Opposition embedded in the Nodes-Haumea-Eris Golden Rectangle (the blue rectangle standing vertical in the center of the chart; the Yin Gate is represented by the two adjacent green Xs)Karma and Choice certainly seem like Opposites.  But Karma is only Inertia, and Consciousness Dissolves Karma the way Paper covers Rock.  We’ll be finding many circumstances where it seems like we don’t have Choice.  The Golden Rectangle is about Being Reborn (Haumea) into a more Coherent (Eris) Reality that better serves our Mission in the Lifetime (Nodes); the apparent Paradoxes between Choice and “The Way It’s Always Been Done” (Lachesis-Karma) are the Guardians of our Limiting Beliefs.
    • Paradoxes around the Eris-Haumea Opposition embedded in the Lachesis-Karma-Sedna-Agena Golden Rectandle
      (the blue rectangle tipping to the left in the chart, with Haumea at the top; the green Xs in this Yin Gate are drawn with one heavy green line and one light green line)Rebirth (Haumea) and Revelation (Eris) appear Paradoxical because the Revelations will Require an Ego Death – hopefully a small one – to be Empraced.  Identities tend to be Unitary and Well-Boundaried, and Expansion or Growth in Consciousness Ask us to step outside the Boundary that defines Safety to our Olde Identity.    

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Duration and Revelations

July 13, 2017

Duration is a funny concept.  It’s not about Beginnings or Endings, but being the space between them it has a lot to say about Beginnings and Endings.  Asteroid Lachesis is about Durations, and it’s Lit Up (Stationary) until 18 July, so I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of things about Beginnings and Endings are coming up in your neighborhood, like they are in mine. 

Dwarf planet Eris is about Revealing what’s been Denied, and it too is Lit up (Stationary) until 20 July.  So we can Expect to see new Truths Revealed around Beginnings and Endings over the next week, just as we can Expect to see a lot of Changes in how we handle what we don’t like to Talk about, things we Start Talking about and things we Stop Talking about.

We’ll be writing more about all this very soon.

Orcus and Hopi I

May 18, 2017

Our next Adventure is the sequential Stations of dwarf planet Orcus (Oath-Making and -Breaking) and asteroid Hopi (Respect for All Things).  Both Stations occur just prior to 6am PST, Orcus on 21 May, and Hopi on 22 May.  This will be a particularly fascinating combination of Energies, because most of our Limiting Beliefs were founded by Oaths, Oaths always Power-Over one side or the other of some Duality, and Respect for All Things means the Absence of Judgment.

The result of the Merging of two such contrasting Energies will be laden with Paradox, and Paradox of the exact nature that Spiritual Progress is paved with.  Remember that limiting our Commitments as much as possible is a prerequisite to Yintegrity.  And to be Self-Sovereign, rather than Slaves to our Archetypes, we need to Renounce all of our Oaths.  Being thus Free, we’ll be able to follow our Instinct and Intuition without constraint.

You would think, for instance, that an Orcus-Hopi astroevent would simply be a great time to Swear to Respect All Things.  But that would Betray Respect for Ourself, as it would inhibit our Freedom to Follow our Instincts and Intuitions.  Paradox is not accessible by the logical mind. so we just have to Accept it as a Mystery.

Paradox, as we’ve said, is the realm of the Yin Gate Configuration, a Golden Rectangle bisected on the short side by a third Opposition.  By “coincidence,” there happen to be three Yin Gates in the Orcus and Hopi Station charts.  Here’s an example of one, in the Orcus Station chart…

The Orcus Station itself T-Squares (Mastery through Challenge) one axis of the Golden Rectangle (which is the blue box).  “Coincidentally,” the axis that it T-Squares is the axis between Lilith (Self-Sovereignty itself) on the right and a Conjunction of Ceres (Sustainability) and Mnemosyne (Memory) on the left.  The implication is that We Already Know How to Sustain Self-Sovereignty, all we have to do is Remember That We Know.

Another “coincidence” – one axis of each of the three Yin Gates is T-Squared by one of the Stationary planets.  Such redundancy convinces us that the Universe is serious about this message.

The Challenge is our accumulated Oaths, and the Archetypes we still cling too.  Remember that Karma is dead; our Karma does not CLING TO US, we CLING TO IT.  Are you about to do something that you’ve done before?  Do it differently.  I was about to go get a half-glass of Beer, so to break up the Pattern I’ll do a couple of pirouettes between here and refrigerator.  Not that a half-glass of Beer is a big Pattern of mine, but a trip to the refrigerator certainly is! 

Surprisingly and Remarkably, each pirouette produced a big surge of Joy.  I may adopt a new Pattern!  If you spot an old fart pirouetting down the road, say Hi.  Wait, that’s an Oath!  Revert!

The Opposition in the Yin Gate itself (the one in the center of the Golden Rectangle – I know, it’s both blue and Golden – blue because that’s how we draw Energy lines representing Grace, and Golden because the ratio of the sides is the Golden Ratio of Sacred Geometry fame) is between asteroid Veritas (Truth) and dwarf planet Hylonome (Letting Go of Archetypes) – yet another redundant repetition of our basic theme here, which is about Facing the Truth that Allowing ourself to be Directed by our Unconscious Patterns not only Inhibits our Spiritual Progress, it also generates a good deal of Self-SabotagePirouettes are in our Future whether by Oath or Instinct!

The other diagonal of this Golden Rectangle is an Opposition between asteroids Vesta (Unconscious Beliefs) and Nemesis (Ego Death).  Lordy Lordy, another redundant repetition!  Well, most of us will have Ego invested in our Unconscious Limiting Beliefs – that’s how we get them to stick.  Of course we all want to be good little girls and boys, and if Granny told us over and over again that good little girls and boys don’t do that, then there you have it – Ego Investment.  

So you remember how to do Ego Death, right?  You reinterpret “I’d rather DIE” to actually be “I’D rather die,” and them you just let it happen.  Egos are like Moles (the ones in your yard) – if you ever do succeed in killing one, another one will pop up to replace it before you can say “Hooray, I’m Freee at Last!”   Chagrin (or Terror) over Ego Death is totally wasted; new Egos are a dime a dozen.  When someone tells you they gave up their Ego when they were Enlightened, that’s their Ego talking. 

You Embrace Confusion as the First Stage of Growth in Consciousness, which heralds less Slavery to Archetypes and less Self-Sabotage (and another sign of Ego Death).  You might be driving or walking a few blocks from home, and suddenly realize that you’re in a very different World, even while you know exactly where you are.  You might suddenly forget all your passwords, or your spouse’s name, because without warning you’ve regressed to age 6 or 12 or 32 or Atlantis or the time you met Genghis Khan, when the Steppes were in bloom.

As with Curiosity, you want to Break all Habits (Oaths!) to try to Understand.  Trying to Understand means you’re scrambling back to your Olde Ego, and losing all the benefits of Psychic and Spiritual Growth.  Confusion and Curiosity are Beautiful just as they are, they aren’t problems to be solved or reasons to exercise that big glucose-burner in your skull.  They’re glorious states to relax into.  They will take you to Heaven if you let them.

This is only one part of the Orcus-Station chart; we’ll take up other parts in the next installment.  For now, notice that the Orcus Station happens to be Conjunct asteroid Karma – yet one more confirmation of our basic theme of Liberation.  The Initiation of Karma by Orcus already occurred, in mid-November of last year, at 10 Virgo, “”Two heads looking out and beyond the shadows: The growth of true understanding, born out of the transcendence of duality even while immersed in the world of duality.” 

The Validations just keep on coming!  The Karma-Orcus Exposition (Retrograde Conjunction) occurred in early March, and the Confidence-Builder (final crossing) will happen on 30 May.  By then we should be feeling pretty good about how much Karmic baggage we’ve been putting out on the curb for recycling.

Karma-Chariklo-Pluto II

April 16, 2017

It’s been a long time since we saw a relatively straightforward chart, because it’s been a long time since all of the action hasn’t been happening in the last third of the Signs.  This week asteroid Karma’s Stationary at 3 Degrees, Chariklo at 15 Degrees, and Pluto at 20 Degrees – Pluto turning back just as it’s about to enter the 21-26 Degree zone that’s been so busy!

Not that there isn’t still a whole lot of Action in the last third of the Signs, it just happens not to be what’s Lit Up most Strongly this week.  Let’s start with the Station of asteroid Karma in 3 Virgo…

Not even sure what silly name to give to this Configuration.  Maybe we could call it an “Anchored Truss Bridge” or the like, as it’s certainly a Truss Bridge (two Trine Bridges – the blue lines – on the same side of an Opposition) across the Nodal Axis, with Makemake at least sitting on the beach below if not Anchoring the whole Bridge.

A Trine Bridge of course is a Boon, offering as it does an Easy Path across the Opposition.  A Truss Bridge is even better, offering two Easy Paths!  And when the Opposition is the Nodal Axis it’s a Big Boon, as it suggests Easy Paths for our long-sought Psycho-Spiritual Progress.  And having asteroid Karma Stationary on the North Node should be much Easier than having it Stationary on the South Node.

This is especially true with 2007 OR10 (a dwarf planet that hasn’t been officially named yet, so still goes by it’s discovery code – we usually abbreviate it “OR10”) sitting on the South Node, as OR10 is about Irruptions from the Unconscious.  In this case we can expect Irruptions of Karmic Material, so having that occur in the context of a Big Boon with the promise of Easy Growth is Huge.

Remember too that our usual associations of Karma as negative is a misunderstanding.  As Alan Watts famously said, our Good Karma is harder to Let Go Of than our Bad Karma, as we’re accustomed to thinking of Good Karma as, well, Good.  Karma is Inertia, and we can just as easily get stuck on “Good” Habits as “Bad” ones.  The Bane lies in Reacting to everything one way – even if we’re actually Making Love with Stella – rather than having Free Choice about how to Respond.

Habits and Archetypes are incredibly handy – we couldn’t drive a car without them, for instance.  We don’t Judge Habits.  We just Prefer not to let them enslave us, because they keep us from achieving Presence.

Our two Easy Paths are through Atropos – Endings, and through Mercury – Communication, Thought, Analysis.  In this case Analyzing might be useful, though in general whenever we’re dealing with the Unconscious, PIAVA will usually work better.  If we’re Conscious that it is us that grasps Karma rather than the other way around, then Ending Patterns is indeed Easier.

The Finger of God (green arrowhead) pointing to Makemake suggests that we will be able to Manifest What We Want more Easily if we take advantage of the Sextile (short blue line) at its base – between OR10-South Node and Mercury.  That would involve Understanding what the Unconscious Irruptions are all about.  

I know, Understanding is usually inferior to Intuition, but of course it’s ultimately Both/And – and always Responding one way is counterproductive, even if it’s superior in most cases.  Sometimes we want to mix it u just for the sake of mixing it up.

Now, let’s see what happens if we loosen our usual 3-Degree Sensitivity a bit and add asteroid Nemesis to the chart; Nemesis is 3.06 Degrees of Sensitivity from the Degree of asteroid Karma, …

Nemesis symbolizes Ego Death, so we might say that the Finger of God pointing at it tells us that Ending (Atropos) an Archetype (Karma) is Easier if we Pay Attention to facing down (Lovingly of course) the Ego Death.  

It also introduces a Square (red line) to Mercury, suggesting that Analysis could slow us down after all, if it rationalizes our Olde Ego – which Analysis is always likely to do, because it’s logic based on often-unstated Assumptions, and the unstated Assumptions are very likely to be exactly the Limiting Beliefs we’re trying to Liberate ourselves from.

So, are we Contradicting ourself here?  Be mindful that Contradictions are Either/Ors, while Reality is a Both/And.  Contradictions exist only in the mind of the observer, never in observed Reality.  So sure, we can Contradict all day.  We aren’t building a legal argument, we’re charting a Path into the Unconscious, where Paradox abounds and where Dualities are Illusions.

By the way, this second chart is a Square Fez, embellished with the Nodal Opposition across the center of it.  A Fez is shaped like the hat, here on its side.  The Square Fez has Squares (red lines) for sides; we could also have a Trine Fez, with blue lines for sides.  The essence of a Fez is in the diagonal Quincunxes (green lines, or True Curiosity) – Atropos-Nemesis and Mercury-Makemake.

The Quincunx always Asks us to PIAVA

  • “I Wonder what it would be like to End (Atropos) an Archetype with an Effortless Ego Death (Nemesis).”
  • “I Wonder if I can Manifest (Makemake) just by Thinking (Mercury) about What I Want.”

And then Change the Subject.  That’s probably an Easier way to Allow this Great Leap Forward to occur. 

Karma-Chariklo-Pluto

April 16, 2017

 It’s also busy next week, as…

  • asteroid Karma Stationary 11pm PDT 17 April, 3 Virgo
  • Centaur Chariklo Stationary 12am PDT 18 April, 15 Capricorn
  • Pluto Stationary 6am PDT 20 April, 20 Capricorn

We can interpret this as if it were a Karma-Chariklo-Pluto Conjunction, since it is a Conjunction in Time if not in Location.  That would look something like the Transformation (Pluto) of the Impediments (Karma) to our Walking in Beauty (Chariklo).  

We can see Karma as the collections of Archetypes that keep us Acting from the Unconscious rather than from Conscious Choice.  Archetypes have us using the same script for all of our plays.  Karma is always a bit more subtle than this (at least till we see through it), but you can imagine screaming “Stella” while Making Love to Fred or Susie, while buying spaghetti at the local Tesco, and while a gendarme is asking to see your driver’s license.

Walking in Beauty is not about being gorgeous.  It’s about having perfect Self-Confidence in one’s ability and willingness to Respond appropriately to any situation that arises.  In some Cultures, Walking in Beauty may imply perfectly performing one’s Role in the Community, but that would be Truly Walking in Beauty only during Rituals where the Role was rigidly defined.  

True Walking in Beauty would combine Yintegrity with Self-Confidence.  That would include the Courage to be Vulnerable in situations of Uncertainty when one is Safe, the Flexibility to Stonewall when one is not Safe, and the Wisdom to tell the difference.  This coming week we can expect to get practice at this.

Pluto of course symbolizes a Change of Trance, Transformation, or Resurrection.  We can presume that Consciousness in Full would mean operating from Presence rather than Trance, but most things are actually Relative.

There may be a Threshold beyond which one is comfortable proclaiming oneself to be Enlightened or Always Present, but while the difference is subtle and obviously depends on the Self-Love of the observer, I haven’t found it difficult to tell the difference between “since I became Enlightened” as a statement of Ego, and as a statement of Fact.  In the latter case it’s seldom spoken.

And as always when we’re dealing with Unconscious Beliefs (ie, Karma, Archetypes), it’s important to remember that “I‘d rather Die than go through that again” isn’t a statement about that, it’s a statement about “I,” namely an Ego Death.  Getting to this point is actually a cause for Celebration, because it means that Letting Go is the only thing left between us and our scheduled Growth in Consciousness.

Remember that Karma is actually dead; it’s not that our Karma grasps us, it’s that we grasp our Karma.  Karma is actually the intersection of our Expectations and our Held Emotions.  When we’re Traumatized, acutely or traumatically, we Experience anything that reminds of that Trauma as a Repetition of the Trauma.  And it’s logical that we Resist this, and that we are loathe to re-Experience the horrible Emotions that accompanied the Trauma.

So our Held Emotions – the Experience of Trauma that we’re loathe to Feel again – are a wall between us and Presence.  But our Held Emotions are a Reaction to the Trauma, they are not the Trauma.  So we can actually practice tiptoeing up to the Edge of our Held Emotions and peeking in, especially if we have a Trusted helper standing by to remind us that we’re just practicing.  We can thus Teach ourself that the Emotions and the Trauma are not the same thing.

When our Karma is defended by “mere” Repetition rather than by Held Emotions, it’s a lot Easier to Let Go of our Karma, even as, without the Held Emotions to warn us, it’s more difficult to Notice that we’re entering a Trance.  Most of us “hired” parents to create Programming for us by forcing us to Repeat Patterns that they found acceptable, rather than allow us to practice our “Childish” Yintegrity, which being Experimental can be fairly “immature.”

If you know when you’re being Present (Grounded, Alert, Listening, Engaged but Neutral) and when you aren’t, this is a good week to watch for times when you exit Presence, and then Ask yourself What’s Going On.  How are you not Present?  Emotional?  Anxious?  Thinking?  Talking?  Drowsy?  Spaced out?  I don’t recommend you Analyze, but that you PIAVA Clarity.  Analysis can rework the Known, but only some form of PIAVAing can penetrate into the Unknown.

Ending Limitation

April 2, 2017

Curious that both Daniel and Michael focused on Letting Go of our old baggage today.  Daniel…

http://danielscranton.com/re-creating-the-past-∞the-9th-dimensional-arcturian-council/

What we really want you to recognize is that you created something in your past that was meant to serve you in some way, and until you see it that way, it cannot.  You cannot receive the benefit of what you have created until you accept that you created it and that you created it for a very specific reason.  The reason is always that you have something to gain from the experience.

And Michael (2 April “365 Steps” email, http://int.michaelroads.org/ )…

“With the mind full of the detritus of life, it can literally ferment, causing a type of mental inebriation.  This is the person who, addicted to thinking, is regurgitating continually their endless negative mental clutter.  When we surrender the mind, discarding our burden of thought, letting go all attachment to our thoughts, to the ‘rights and wrongs’ of the ‘this and that’ of life, we become mindless.  It is quite a paradox when you consider that we need to be mindless to be more mindful!”

And the emphasis on Expanding beyond Limitation of the last few days – we wouldn’t normally see either of these as particularly Saturnian, though it makes total sense that they would be The Most Important Thing in this day and age.

Well, as is often the case, turns out there are good astological correlates.  What a coincidence!  Among other things, there are two Sign Changes, and a budding Initiation, that are all very relevant.

First, at 4pm PDT on 31 March, asteroid Atropos moved out of Gemini and into Cancer.  Atropos, which symbolizes Endings, has been anchoring one corner of the long-standing and now broken Golden Rectangle that we’ve been discussing for a long while, and which has provided the nest for our profound Yin Gates.

Gemini is good at Letting Go, but it has a short Attention Span; it’s just as likely to Grab It Back as it is to Let It Go permanently.  Letting Go is incidental to Gemini.  It’s primary job is to Disassemble a new Creation in order to find what is and isn’t working and what could be improved.  If the Creation stops working or fails to improve when Gemini Lets Go of a part, Gemini will Put It Back and move on to the next part.

Cancer on the other hand has a definite exogenous Purpose – Nurturing.  So it doesn’t matter if a part of our Creation works (to prop up an obsolete Identity for instance!) or not; if it doesn’t Nurture, Out It Goes.  That explains a lot of the background for Daniel’s and Michael’s readings.

Second, at 12am PDT on 1 April, asteroid Moira left Pisces and entered Aries.  Moira is about “Fate” – that which follows us faithfully till we Get Conscious about it so we can exercise Choice about whether or not we want to keep it and when we might want to use or disuse it.  Pisces is about Finishing Emotional Business.  And Aries is about Intuitively Creating a New Endeavor.

That makes it glaringly obvious that Holding On to what doesn’t work is just silly.  Who needs it!  Aries is completely non-intellectual about its Creation.  Aries has a quick mind, but it won’t have any idea what it’s Building till five years later.  It’s all seat-of-the-pants.

So Moira entering Aries will make us much more Willing to Accept the Unknown.  Normally we reject what we don’t Understand, but here we’ll be very Willing to walk undefended into unknown territory, and very Willing to drop our Defenses to do it.

And third, at 6am on 3 April, dwarf planet Chaos Initiates asteroid Veritas.  Chaos represents the Zero Point Field, or Unlimited Potential.  And Veritas means Truth.  So while previously we shied away from the relative Freedom of our Forbidden Genius because we Feared the Unknown, now we’ll understand the Truth of our Limitlessness, and recognize our former Limits as the Fake News that they were.

The Initiation occurs at 21 Gemini, “A tumultuous labor demonstration.”  This is a 64-month Cycle, so for the next five years we can expect those parts of our Selves that actually do the work – our Identities – to revolt against low wages (Lack of Self-Love), poor working conditions (unnecessary Limitation), and the absence of Respect and Safety (Self-Criticism).

Next Up: Responsibility

March 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cutting the Cloth II

March 10, 2017

We know we’re in the middle of a rather huge Rebirth.  And we know that in the process we’re getting a lot of Help and Structure from the Cooperation between this and the Urge to Be Honest with our Soul Self, the Ending of our Limitations, and the Re-Emergence of our Hidden Genius.

We also know that we’ve been Building a new Timeline or Identity Founded in Self-Love through the process of getting Honest with ourself about our Unconscious Fear and Anger.  And now we’re moving to the next phase of our Big Rebirth, where we get Specific about our New Identity.

That is…

  • We know we’re in the middle of a rather huge Rebirth… Jupiter (Expansion) Conjunct (Merged With) Haumea (Rebirth).
  • And we know that in the process we’re getting a lot of Help and Structure from the Cooperation between (the ongoing Golden Rectangle) this and 
  • The Urge to Be Honest with our Soul Self… Eris (Honesty) Conjunct Uranus (Soul Self),
  • The Ending of our Limitations… Atropos (Endings) Conjunct Chaos (Limitlessness), and
  • The Re-Emergence of our Hidden Genius… Saturn (Focus) Conjunct Ixion (Forbidden Genius).
  • We also know that we’ve been Building a new Timeline or Identity Founded in Self-Love through the process of getting Honest with ourself about our Unconscious Fear and Anger… Klotho (New Timeline) Conjunct Sappho (Self-Love) in a Yin Gate (Mystery School) with Sedna (Fear and Anger) Conjunct Aletheia (Truth).  
  • And now we’re moving to the next phase of our Big Rebirth, where we get Specific about our New Identity… Klotho is Stationary (Strong).

It’s difficult to think a new Identity, because our Identity arises from the Unconscious, not, fortunately, from the Intellect.  Our Old Identity, of course, isn’t about to Let Go without a Fight.  “You’re trying to Kill me!” would be a direct quote.  The Ego’s job is to keep us Safe, and if it’s Easy to shoulder aside it wouldn’t be very good at that, would it.

So it’s good that our Identity is Indefatigable.  As Entities reaching beyond the Ego – which we need to become (if we aren’t already) if we want to move ourself and the Planet beyond Competition and Greed and Violence – we just need to get accustomed to Ego Death.

The Pressure to Molt is irresistible.  If we’re cemented to our Old Ego, the unfolding New Ego has to resort to drastic measures – we’ll experience Ego Death as Loss of a job or major client, Loss of a Lover, a Health Crisis, or any manner of Victimhood.  The alternative is to just get accustomed to Ego Death.  The advantage of that is that we can sometimes “Miraculously” transcend or reverse the Heuristic Victimhood Adventures that we’d Unconsciously scheduled for ourselves.  

While we can’t think a new Identity, we can, since it arises from the Unconscious, help midwife it with PIAVAs.  “Great Spirit, may I please be Reborn with greater Abundance and Joy!” for instance.

Michael Roads also has an excellent suggestion for us (From Illusion to Enlightenment, pp.94-5)…

“I need you to fully realize that you cannot change and remain the same.  Do you get that? …

“This is what you do.  You begin by having a full-on relationship with yourself.  You learn to fully appreciate everything about you that you like.  You ask your [spouse] and a close friend to write a list of all that they appreciate in you.  And, of course, you put your [Programmers] out of your emotional and mental life.  You learn to relate to the people living in your life on a daily basis, not to people who are memories in the past.

” ‘And what do I do about my obsession [with my Programmers]?’

“You focus on everything in yourself that you enjoy.  Every other aspect of yourself that you don’t like, you totally ignore.  You don’t attempt to correct any disliked obsession, you simply ignore it.  What you ignore withers away from lack of energy.  What you attempt to correct thrives on the energy.  And it does not go away.  It truly is that simple.”

“Where you focus, energy flows.  So when you consider the probability factor of a repeating pattern of a problematic behaviour, then obviously the last thing you should do is maintain a focus on that problem.  Problems feed on energy, the same as we do.  If you refuse to feed the problematic behaviour with energy, it dwindles and fades.  

“Instead of attempting to correct the problem, you focus on [your] attributes and abilities.  You teach [yourself] self-appreciation.  In this way you… are feeding energy to [your] higher qualities.  Sometimes it will even draw skills to the surface that, unrealized, were developed in a past lifetime.”

Which skills would probably be related to our Hidden Genius.

And probably also part of the “Past-Life” Skillset that you need to accomplish your Mission, the very Skillset that’s Hidden beneath your Held Emotions.  In fact, your Held Emotions – the Emotions you detest so much that they’re likely to be completely or mostly Unconscious – are probably involved in your Ego Death, as your Old Ego will “Fight to the Death” to keep them Submerged. 

Dwarf planet OR10 (Intrusive Memories) is still Conjunct (Merged With) the South Node (Our Held Emotions and Hidden Skills), and Nessus (Abuse  and Privilege) is still Conjunct both – your Hidden Skills may be what you were Abused for (unfairly of course), or a Privilege you were Punished for (when a Power Structure was overthrown, for instance).

Suzanne Lie has some more esoteric but equally Powerful suggestions…

http://suzanneliephd.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/earths-school-of-universal-knowing-our.html

Cutting the Cloth

March 9, 2017

The asteroid Klotho is about setting up a new Timeline – a new Incarnation or a Walk-In or a new Ego-Lifetime.  Those of you with Strong natal Angles to your Nodes, Strong natal Pluto, or Strong natal Haumea – astrocharacteristics indicating that you are likely to squeeze several to many Lifetimes into one Incarnation by frequently Rebirthing yourself – will understand exactly what I mean by a new Ego-Lifetime.  If you’re still hanging out with your buds from secondary school, maybe not so much, unless you’re very Extroverted and very Self-Sovereign. 

However, Klotho does turn Retrograde for four months every year and a half or so, so to some degree we all have an Ego Turnover, so to speak, every few years.  The critical question is, who’s Observing.  If a person Operates totally from the Ego, they’ll Experience a small-to-medium Death, then claw their way back to Life.  If a person Operates without Self-Sovereignty, it will just feel more Confusing than usual (an Opportunity to break free from the Codependence Archetype).  If a person Operates from the Soul, they’ll just turn a page in their journal.  

There are a zillion intermediate Viewpoints somewhere between the Ego and the Soul, that a person can stand on.  From these standpoints, we’ll just Observe the usual Confusion-Surrender-Revelation-Reboot progression of Identity Molt, with varying degrees of Existential Angst.

Which is where we are today, just about to “Descend” into an Identity-Molt, as Klotho Stands Still and turns Retrograde on 14 March (4am PDT).  Its Shadow Period (the span of its Retrogradation) spans mid-December through early October, and 11-27 of Scorpio.  During this span it crosses Sappho (Self-Love) once and Sedna (Fear and Anger) thrice.  We’re familiar with this because it’s the Yin Gate we’ve been working with. 

Klotho’s Tryst with Sappho (via Conjunction, using three Degrees of Sensitivity) occurred between mid-September and early March (Initiation 27 January).

Klotho Dances (via Opposition, again using three Degrees of Sensitivity) with Sedna from early February through late April (Can-Opener 19 February, Exposition 4 April) and again from mid-September to mid-October (Confidence-Builder 2 October).

The Bottom Line is that our Opportunity to Ground our new Timeline in Self-Love spanned most of February and the first week of March.  During February we had the additional Opportunity to Embrace the Truth of our Unconscious Fear and Anger, as asteroid Aletheia joined the Sappho-Klotho-Sedna Yin Gate.  Aletheia has now moved on, but it’s still Opposing Sappho – so we’re still Exploring the Truth of our Self-Love.

That leaves the Yin Gate as “just” Klotho-Sedna, or the Temptation to Build a new Timeline Founded on Fear and Anger.  If you doubt that, just turn on the news.  So Choice awaits us between now and October as Klotho reconsiders its Shadow Period, crosses your Scorpio planets between 11 and 27 Degrees, Squares your Leo and Aquarius planets in the same span, and Opposes your natal Taurus planets there.  Do we Choose Soul-Enhancing Love, as Michael Roads always urges us to do, or do we succumb to Ego-Fortifying Anger or Karma-Reinforcing Fear?  

http://danielscranton.com/5d-is-within-you-∞archangel-michael-2/

http://suzanneliephd.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/earths-school-of-universal-knowing-our.html