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Karmetypes

February 15, 2016

We wrote this as part of a client’s Solar Return reading, but, liking it, we’ll generalize and anonymize it, and repeat it here…

The central themes revolve around two Questions…

  • I wonder what I’m scared of?
  • I wonder what I should Do about this?

We want to carefully avoid seeking Answers to the Questions; we want to let the Questions hang in mid-air for a minute, then Change the Subject.  They aren’t Questions meant for the mind, but meant as prompts for the Intuition, which won’t Answer them until the mind gets out of the way.  We can Ask the Questions anytime, whether we’re scared or not, and whether we’re wondering what to Do or not.

There is likely to be a goodly amount of Unconscious material coming up for us this year, and it could be very Confusing.  These questions may help organize the material in productive ways.  The bottom line is that we’ll be using this emerging material to Intuit the sources of Unconscious Beliefs that constrict our Vision of the Future, and when we recognize that the sources are not Present Moment and Let Go of these Limiting Beliefs, we’ll Rocket ahead surprisingly quickly.

The downside would be to either continue to Believe that the sources of the Fears and Beliefs are Present Moment, or to get lost in the Emotional turmoil of the non-Present-Moment Dramas that created the sources, which probably revolve around unearned and abusive Privilege.  There is actually Power in getting lost in these Emotions, but only for a few minutes, and only if we can do it with one hand firmly gripping the Present Moment, so we can step back out of the Drama.

Once we step out of the Drama, we can be Compassionate with the people who were trapped inside it.  We may find ourselves temporarily Identifying with the person or people who enjoyed Privilege, Identifying with remorse about the abuse perpetrated by those who enjoyed Privilege, or Merging with the person or people who were exploited by those who enjoyed Privilege – or Identifying with all three!  Regardless of our Identification, though, none of those people were Us.

We Live in the Present Moment, and those Dramas were not in the Present Moment.   Since those Dramas have long since run their course, we don’t have the Power to Change them.  They may be accompanied by Feelings of Hopelessness and Powerlessness.  We do however have the Power to Change the Present-Moment Unconscious Beliefs that may be somehow connected to those Dramas.

There are certainly parallel Dramas being enacted in the Present Moment, but, once Liberated from those Unconscious Beliefs about Hopelessness and Powerlessness, we will see that we Do have the Power to shift any Present-Moment Drama that we may be involved in – and we’ll be blown away by the extent of that Power.

If we’ve suffered under Unconscious Beliefs about Powerlessness, we’ll be initially scared of Power, and clumsy with it.  Don’t judge yourself for these Fears and lack of Practice; they’re to be expected.  We’ll be very surprised at how quickly we develop Skill and Confidence with Power, especially this year, when our Power to Manifest what we Want is greatly enhanced.

  • I wonder what I’m scared of?
  • I wonder what I should Do about this?

If we can continue to Ask these Questions, and continue to eschew the temptation to let the mind try to Answer them, then our Intuition will Guide us Effortlessly.  At times it will feel like we’re “stumbling into” situations of Grace, because our Intuition will be out there ahead of us, clearing a path for our Instinctual Action.

Remember, we are not from here; we came here to help Heal the Planet, and we each Chose a Limiting Belief to work on.  As Souls we voluntarily entered a simulator where we were programmed to Believe that the Unconscious memories and Oaths embedded in the Limiting Beliefs, were our memories and Oaths.  They aren’t.

They aren’t anyone’s.  They have no more Individuality than a Cat pouncing on a Mouse.  They are historical artifacts, Archetypes that are completely impersonal.  In their historical Time they were useful Habits, adopted by many and used to their advantage.  With enough “reps,” they became an Energy Field in their own right.  Habits are such that once Created, they don’t die a natural death when their utility is spent, they become Archetypes instead.

It is up to outsiders like us to immerse ourselves in these Energy Fields, Witness them Compassionately, Empathize with the Souls who have been their captives (including us, temporarily), and then Let Them Go.  It’s like encountering a Ghost, someone caught between Life and their next Adventure without the means to move on.  We grant the Ghost Permission to be done with it and move on; till they met us they did not know that moving on was possible, so Permission is all it takes.

These Archetypes of Privilege and Abuse that we’re dealing with, are literally Ghosts, completely impersonal Ghosts.  Without Volition, they do not know that it is possible to reformulate and move on, to reorganize their Energy into new Habits that are relevant and useful to the Present World.  They can be reformulated into Energy Fields of Equality and Collaboration, so badly needed on this Planet at this time.

It is our role as Energy Workers to set this Reformulation in motion, to bring the Unconscious Beliefs into Consciousness where we can Disidentify with them, Appreciate them for their Value to their own history, Honor ourselves for our Willingness to be swallowed by them so we could poke holes in them to Allow ourselves to Breathe, and move their Energy forward into constructive Patterns.

It is as though we stand facing a threatening Windstorm, full of Privilege and Abuse.  We reach up and grab a Gust of Wind in both hands.  Holding it, we turn around and massage it like a snowball, turning it over and over while Breathing into it our Sacred Intentions of Equality and Community and Collaboration.  Then we throw it forward, where it rejoins the Wind but forever Changed.  Looking around, we see that there are thousands of us, catching and Transforming and throwing, till the entire Storm Breathes Equality and Community and Collaboration and Renewal into the Landscape.

Here at the First-Quarter Moon we’re still under the spell of our Seven-Rayed New Moon Fairy Star Grand Septile.  Six of the points remain…

  • The Centaur Asbolus (Intuition)
  • Uranus (Yintegrity)
  • The Sun (Essence)
  • The Centaur Hylonome (Disidentifying with a Archetype and Mourning its Loss)
  • Asteroid Juno (the Edges of Consciousness)
  • Jupiter-North Node (Expanding into our Mission and Deepest Desires)

In a word, a Grand Septile means that Magic Is Afoot.

We also still have a Grand Cross, implying that Motivation and Energy are available.  The Grand Cross joins the Fairy Star at the Jupiter-North Node Ray.  The other three corners are…

  • The dwarf planet Chaos (meaning Unlimited Potential, not Disorder)
  • Chiron-South Node (the Opportunity to get hung up in our Olde Bummers, and the Opportunity to Let them Go)
  • The asteroid Lachesis (one of the Greek Three Fates, she was the one who measure out how much rope you had till you ran out)

Our chance to stretch the rope, in other words.

And, just for good measure, a Grand Sextile.  Grand Sextiles are fabulous for Creating; we could use it to Create a new Reality, for instance.  It’s interesting that the Grand Sextile and the Grand Septile don’t share any planets.  But we can use the Magic of the Fairy Star to clear away impediments to our Motivation to Create a World closer to the one we Want to Live in.  The Grand Sextile does share two corners with the Grand Cross, which is always a good sign.  So the Grand Sextile connects to the Grand Septile through the Grand Cross, another good sign.  Lachesis and Chaos are the corners that the Grand Sextile and Grand Cross share.  The other four Rays are…

  • Lilith (Self-Sovereignty and Yindependence)
  • The asteroid Klotho (another of the three Fates, namely the one who weaves the fabric of Life); interesting that asteroid Arachne (Grandmother Spider, Klotho’s equivalent in the Hopi Worldview), along with asteroid Hopi Herself, and asteroid Sappho (She who sings the Praises of Love)
  • The asteroid Vesta (Unconscious Beliefs) and the dwarf planet Eris (New Insight from the Unconscious)
  • The asteroid Kassandra (the prophetess who was cursed to never be Believed)

What a Story our Twinkly Friends in the Sky weave for us.  Does it matter if anyone Believes us?  Kassandra tried to warn everyone in Troy that their Karma would be upon them if they didn’t heed.  And whaddayaknow, it was!  They were overcome by Archetypes that they didn’t know how to escape from.  Fortunately, we do know how.  If nothing else, we can use our Sacred Intent; Maria shows us how…

https://lightlover1964.wordpress.com/2016/02/11/the-power-of-sacred-intent/

Nessus Stationary

November 8, 2015

Nessus the Mythical Centaur was a rapist who got caught and killed, but not before he arranged the death of his killer.  It’s an interesting twist, because Nessus certainly represents the self-appointed Privilege of the Patriarchy, yet he was killed by, and indirectly killed, Hercules, whose “God-Given” Assignment was to kill the pre-existing Matriarchy.  Reminds me of all the politicians who are so skillfully shooting themselves in the foot with their tirades against Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité as they defend their favorite Corruption.  So we’ve been interpreting the Cosmological Centaur and minor planet Nessus as dealing with Privilege, especially Masculine Privilege, and the other side of its Coin, Abuse.

But looking at the chart of Nessus’s “Discovery,” we find that there’s a lot more going on here.  

To begin with, Nessus was “Discovered” during the 1993 Uranus-Neptune Conjunction, which we consider to be the final and pinnacle event of the Harmonic Convergence.  Neptune had already Initiated Uranus, and a few months later, when they were both Stationary turning Retrograde, Nessus was “Discovered.”  The Initation occurred at 20 Capricorn, “A hidden choir is singing during a religious service,” hidden meaning occult, and implying Unconscious.  Since the Uranus-Neptune Cycle is about the relationship between the Individual and Society, and between the Individual Soul and the Group Soul, Liberté, Égalité, Fraternitéavec la bénédiction de Dieu (Neptune representing anything larger than ourSelf, including the concept of God/Goddess) – is an excellent motto for the 170-year Cycle.  While the Unconscious sings hymns to us.

  • Which sort of makes Nessus a lad in the choir.  And lo, as is so often the case, a “malevolent” planet turns out to be “just” a Teacher.  As usual, it’s not the external World that harms us, it’s our Resistance to the external World.

So let’s start with the Quintile Patterns in the Nessus “Discovery” chart.  A Quintile is the Angle formed when two planets are one fifth of the way around the chart from one another, and it signifies Teaching and Learning.

The Discovery chart includes four fifths of a Grand Quintile, between Juno (the Edges of Consciousness), the Sun (Essence), a Conjunction between Vesta and 2007 OR10 (Bringing Unconscious Beliefs into Consciousness), and the North Node (Our Mission).  The Vacancy is 1 Libra, “In a collection of perfect specimens of many biological forms, a butterfly displays the beauty of its wings, its body impaled on a fine dart.”  Normally we’d be horrified by this Symbol, as it indicates Death enjoying the beauty of Life.  But in this case, its our Unconscious Beliefs that are frozen and revealed for all to see – and Makemake (Manifestation of New Survival Skills) has just crossed this Degree.

  • So we can expect Nessus to be associated with our Learning how to Liberate ourselves from Archetypes, Self-Sabotage, and Limitation.

The chart also includes a “Quintangle” – two Quintiles end-to-end, with a Biquintile connecting the two planets on the ends, forming a triangle.  The Quintangle is focused on a Conjunction between Ceres and a Stationary Venus (Learning to Trust our Heart Consistently).  The ends are the South Node (Our Hidden Skills) and the Uranus-Neptune Conjunction, with both Stationary (We Are All One).

  • And we can expect Nessus to Teach us about our Separation.

Next we can look at the segment of the Discovery chart that includes Nessus itself.

The major Configuration in this segment of the chart is five sixths of a Grand Sextile, between Nessus (Liberation), Makemake (Manifestation), Chariklo (Beauty and Charm), The Sun (Essence), and a Conjunction between Pallas and Saturn (Solid Boundaries).  The Vacancy is 7 Capricorn, “A veiled prophet speaks, seized by the power of a god.”  

Here we also have both a Star and an asteroid completing the Grand Sextile.  The Star is Facies –

“War as a concept in the human way of life.  It has no mercy and is ruthless in its aggression and its attitudes.  [It can imply] a person who loves the combative way of life, loves the military, and may even be sadistically inclined,” according to Bernadette Brady (Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars, p.39).  

Fun.  

The asteroid is Kassandra, a prophet who was condemned never to be believed, and who therefore was unable to save Troy from the invading Greeks.  She even set fire to the Trojan Horse, but the Trojans put it out.  The Trojan War was the result of Paris and the rest of the Gods trying to appease the Ladies who were competing to be “the Fairest of them All” and lay claim to Eris’s Golden Apple – we can see it as the complexities and “unintended” consequences we create by failing to Acknowledge and Trust our Intuition.

  • So we can also expect Nessus to Teach us to set Solid Boundaries against Denying our Intuition.  Since many of us have worked hard most of our Lives to suppress our Intuition, this is a Lesson we really need.

Next let’s look at the chart segment that includes the Stationary Uranus-Neptune Conjunction, which is an extraordinarily Strong indication.  This segment is extraordinarily busy.

It includes ten twelfths of a Grand Unx, which is twelve planets equally distributed around the Zodiac (an “Unx” is one twelfth of something).  A Grand Unx yields three Grand Crosses, two Grand Sextiles, and handfuls of Fingers of God and Diamond Stars.  With the two Vacancies, we have one Grand Cross, two T-Squares, one Grand Sextile, and the T-Squares are both Diamond Stars.  The Vacancies are 22 Libra “A child giving birds a drink at a fountain,” and 22 Sagittarius, “A Chinese Laundry,”  The participants are Pluto Conjunct Ixion (Mandatory Expression of our Hidden Genius), Hylonome Conjunct Asbolus (Intuitions about Yindependence), Chiron (Despair, Empathy, and Miracle), Juno (Edges of Consciousness), the Moon (Instincts), Chaos (Unlimited Potential), Mercury Conjunct Eris (Revelation of Denial), Lilith (Yindependence), Vesta Conjunct 2007 OR10 (Revelation of Unconscious Beliefs), and Uranus-Neptune (We Are All One).  Whew!

Since an Unx is about Pattern-Breaking, Karma doesn’t stand a chance against a Grand Unx.  We need only add Compassion (drinks for the birds) and appreciation of our role in and contribution to the larger Culture (Chinese Laundry), since Vacancies show what the Universe expects us to provide Consciously.

  • So we can expect Nessus to introduce Complexity into our Lives, because when Unconscious Complexes erupt into our Conscious Lives, it blows all of our Organizing Beliefs, and we have to start from scratch to Reorganize our Life.  That Feels like a Gordian Knot.  Empathize with your Hopelessness.  “You poor Sweetheart, you’re Feeling trapped, aren’t you.”  Then Change the Subject.  You want to look for your overriding Goals, and the simplest ways to start working toward them.  The Complexity is overwhelming because it needs to be replaced by Simplicity.

The last segment of the Nessus Discovery chart is a lot simpler than the others.  It’s salient feature is a Stationary (Strong) dwarf planet Orcus.  We haven’t examined Orcus yet, but the Mythical Orcus was a son of Eris whose job was to punish oath-breakers with Death.  Orcus is Conjunct both Pholus (Taking Full Responsibility) and Chiron (Despair, Empathy, Miracles).  So this week while Nessus is Stationary, “You better watch out / You better not shout” might be a good idea.

Orcus and friends Trine Orcus’s mom Eris, and they both Trine the North Node – which, however, forms a Kite focused on the South Node.  Orcus-Pholus-Chiron Square a Conjunction of Sedna and Chaos (Fear of the Unknown, and ill-advised Actions taken to Prevent it).

  • So finally, we can expect Nessus to reveal to us the Oaths we swore at some point in this or another Lifetime in order to prevent some unappreciated event or process from recurring.  Swearing an Oath (which can be as simple as “God Damn It!”) is how we Vow “never to do that again,” which unfortunately can prevent us from doing that precisely when we need to do that.  Remember that Archetypes, Karma, Addictions, and other untoward Patterns are not  inherently negative.  They become negative when they’re our only Reaction to certain stimuli, in situations where other Responses would be more productive.  Reacting to criticism with Anger whether or not the criticism would be useful for us to hear, is an example.  More relevant are the places where we go into Fear and Anxiety – or Panic or Shutdown – in the very situations where we most need to be Grounded and Present.  Our Oaths get ossified into our Limiting Beliefs, which in a fundamental sense are anti-Life, so there is a Death there.  Each Limiting Belief is a Loss of Soul.

All told, our best strategy for the coming week is probably to be uncompromisingly Self-Loving, and to PIAVA that we Learn oodles of new useful Skills for just that.  If we start to get into Overwhelm, get ourself Safe and work on getting Grounded and Present again, before we attend to whatever triggered our Overwhelm.  Don’t hesitate to scream for Help if you need to.  Unless the Sky is Falling, a false alarm is far better than a Traumatic Experience.