The New Moon itself will be a Big Challenge to the Ego and the status quo. It occurs within a few arcminutes (ie, very little – one eighteen-hundredth of the Zodiac) from Juno, which symbolizes the Edges of Consciousness. In other words, over the next three weeks we’re going to have to work like Hell to keep from Learning and Growing. Don’t forget that this is in the context of the previous post.
In addition, it’s also Conjunct asteroid Nemesis. The mythic Nemesis is about Punishment for Hubris. If you’re Manifesting your True Self, and you’re not saddled with a Punishing God Image, you won’t demonstrate Hubris; you’ll be Enjoying Power-With “the Gods” rather than Power-Over. So what then constitutes Hubris? Trying to operate from the Ego rather than the True Self. This is kind of like a “pop quiz” – we’ve been studying Mask Removal for almost five years now, and “Reality” is about to deliver to us homework on anything we’ve skimmed over.
If we ever wonder what we’re doing here and why, all we need to do is look at the Moon’s Nodes. The South Node shows us the Emotions and Inertial Patterns that Limit us, and the North Node shows us what we need to do to Liberate our Self. Hidden behind the Emotions and Inertial Patterns represented by the South Node are the Unclaimed Skills we need to achieve our Liberation. We can’t do it without both.
Well, this New Moon also T-Squares – Mastery through Challenge – the Nodes. So whatever Crisis the Ego undergoes will be an incredible Teaching about why we came here and what Unfinished Business we still have. But a big sign on your bathroom Mirror –
?? VICTIM? ??
and on your smartphone screen, and every time you see it, check yourself. Are you in any sense Feeling Victimized, by anything? Is there anything in your Life that isn’t completely your own Choice? This is what we’re working on for the rest of 2016. If we do this homework, it doesn’t need to be difficult – other than the Ego Death, but we’re used to that, right?
“You poor Sweetheart, you’re Feeling like a Victim around that, aren’t you.”
“Great Spirit, please help me to Lovingly and Gently and Rapidly and Completely Embrace all traces of Victimhood within my Energy Field, and Let It Go for good. Thank you, Great Spirit!”
Look to see if there’s any Residual Emotion around it, and Tap it Out. Go through the PIAVA list and pick out the one or two Choices that seem to fit best in the moment.
It’s not just the Nodes – Neptune is on the South Node, meaning that the Veil is very thin here. This is good, because it gives us direct access to what would usually be hidden from us. It may Feel horrible, but that’s just Ego Death, you’ve been through that so many times before, you’re no stranger to it. Embrace it, look beyond it and Imagine how much better your Life will be without those Limitations. Of course it’s Scary; keep Tapping on that till you’re shaking less and Feeling a little more in Control. Then do your PIAVAs.
“Ganeshi, please Remove All Obstacles to my Being Fully and Effortlessly Responsible to Everything in my Life that I have Chosen. Thank you, Ganeshi!”
If you’re Responsible (able to Respond) to what you’ve Chosen, you won’t even have to think about it, you’ll just Act in your own Interests. If your Choices aren’t the right ones, it should rapidly become obvious, and you can make different Choices. If you’re being Responsible to things that you haven’t Chosen, that will fall away. Don’t Hesitate to PIAVA these Changes if you Feel the Need.
And dwarf planet Orcus is on the North Node. Orcus’s job is to Punish Oath-Breakers. Nemesis’s big brother, the Bully. You don’t need Oaths to Commit to your True Self. Most Oaths are Self-Betrayals, and most of them have been outside of our Consciousness – till now. At the Time, we needed them for our Safety, then we forgot we made them. Now they’re just chains around our ankles and we can Let Them Go. Orcus’s Punishment is Guilt, and you need to Stand Still for it. Expect it, Locate it in your Body, be Loving with it there, “poor Sweetheart” it, PIAVA your Freedom.
So this is a Big Deal, kind of a Culmination of all the Work we’ve been doing all our Life. Bigtime Learning Opportunity, Bigtime Mystery School, Bigtime Recovery of our Genius, Bigtime Karma-Buster, Bigtime Consciousness Goose, Bigtime Life Progress Review. And that ain’t all. The New Moon T-Squares the Nodes. So what lies at the Vacancy Opposite to it, that would make it a more Balanced Grand Cross? Vacancies represent what we need to provide, Consciously, to complete the circuit so the Energy can flow.
Aldebaran. The Emperor of Stars, King of the Four Horsepeople of the Apocalypse. Meaning Integrity. From what I read about Aldebaran, they don’t mean Yangtegrity, they mean Yintegrity. It’s not about keeping your Commitments to Other, it’s about Committing to the True Self. Intense. If you find yourself starting to Act to “Save Face,” stop yourself in mid-sentence and change course.
Above all, this is about Learning. Look and Learn, Observe, eschew Judgment, eschew Conclusions. Be Present and Loving with All of your Emotions, but don’t Identify with them. Watch them, Embrace them, Feel them, don’t Be them. Tap them Out if they’re Strong. Be quick with your Cancel-Neutralize-Upgrades when you spot negative or compulsive thoughts.
Sappho – Self-Love, recently Reborn, enters Scorpio on 27 November. Scorpio is Relentless. We’ll be extending Self-Love deeply into the Self, ferreting out any Obstacles to it, and taking no prisoners. When you find an Obstacle to Self-Love, Avoid Judgment. Self-Judgment is the antithesis of Self-Love. Tender it a thousand Blessings, and Let It Go. If you need to do that a hundred times before you’re able to Let Go of It, do it a hundred times. Feel the Grief, the Regret, the Pain, but Let It Go.