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Full Moon 29.11b

November 25, 2016

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.

Consequences of Another Intense Week

November 16, 2016

You can interpret a North Node Initiation two ways – on the one hand our Mission and Desires will Drive the way Orcus and Karma operate over the next half-Cycle.  On the other hand, the planets are now Descending, which is often seen as “negative” in the same way the Twelfth House or the Hanged Man are seen as negative.  In the sense that we’re likely to encounter Hassles that need to be Let Go of, it’s a Bummer.  

In the sense that we’re being given the Opportunity to Let Go and Move Beyond, it’s Liberating.  If we Choose Liberation.  The antidote to the “negative” elements of the Twelfth House (or for that matter Pisces) is Introversion and Meditation.  Similarly, in a half-Cycle Descending to the South Node, Letting Go of Goals and Expectations for success in our External Circumstances, and instead PIAVAing Survival and External Abundance, would behoove.  Substituting Goals and Expectations for success in our Internal Growth is likely to result in more satisfying outcomes.

In other words, we need to look at the Coin – Rudolph Steiner viewed Ascension and Descension as complementary and essentially equal parts of the interchange between Spirit and Matter.  It’s easy to view Spirit Descending into Matter as preferable to Spirit Ascending out of Matter – especially if we Fear “Death.”  The Coin is Movement, and since Energy without Movement is “just” Potential, we can see Movement itself as positive – as long as our Timing is right.  As Castaneda and the Seventh Harmonic advise, Potential can be used very Powerfully.

Let’s look at this “out loud,” and more explicitly…

  • Neptune represents our Relationship to anything larger than ourSelf – Culture, Goddessheart, etc 
  • Orcus is about Making Oaths, the resulting Limiting Beliefs, and Breaking them, enduring the resulting Guilt and Fear
  • The Moon’s North Node symbolizes our Mission in the Lifetime, and our Deepest Desires, which Drive us toward our Mission
  • The Moon’s South Node stands for our Held Emotions and Hidden Skills

Neptune will now be Ascending to the Moon’s North Node, while Orcus will be Descending toward the Moon’s South Node.

The Ascending phase is likely to favor success and prominence in the Outer World, while in the Descending phase we’re more likely to find satisfaction in the Inner World and Growth in Consciousness.  

So we can reasonably postulate that we’ve actually reached a Crisis Point in our Cultural and Religious (and Spiritual) Life (Neptune), and going forward these areas of our Life are likely to appear to improve.  I say appear not because it will be illusory per se, but because the improvement will reside in our Manifest Reality rather than in our Inner Truth.  The state of the World would certainly seem to reflect such a Healing Crisis.

Meanwhile, we’ve taken our Worldly fascination with Cults and Ideologies and Loyalties and all the other Either/Ors (Orcus) as far as it will go – as illustrated in the halls of would-be government as we speak, and it’s time to turn inward and Examine and Cull them.  In a Real Lifetime, as opposed to a Cartoon Lifetime, we Respond to each situation as appropriate in the Moment, not from some canned knee-jerk Archetype.

Wouldn’t it be great if this reading of the Stars had validity!  Of course we can all help to, as Captain Picard would say, Make It So.

Can we carry this a step further?  Last March, Chiron (Despair and Miracles) crossed the South Node and began Ascending relative to the Moon.  Can we say that last Spring we reached a Crisis Point in our tolerance for Despair, and going forward our willingness to risk abandoning the status quo and test new Perspectives have been characterizing Manifest Reality?  I believe that’s true; we could put both Bernie and The Donald in this folder, along with Brexit.

Let’s take it one step beyond.  Next Spring, the South Node will cross Nessus (Abuse and Privilege) and OR10 (Wailings from the Depths).  Will we have a Healing Crisis around Abuse and Privilege, accompanied by a sort of mass psychosis?  Considering how warped the status quo is, a mass psychosis from that Perspective might be very positive.  And a growing Transparency around Abuse and Privilege after that?  Sounds good to me.

A year or so later, the North Node will cross Varuna, and the Life Force will begin to Descend from our Sleeve to our Belly, as we move our Attention from exterior Ambitions to Inner Growth.  We could use that.

Nodal half-Cycles run about nine years long.  Can we see Neptune to have Descended and Orcus to have Ascended since 2007?  That’s when the collective “we” acquiesced to the Banksters’ version of “Reality,” that us deadbeats ripped them off and caused a “Housing Crisis.”  Have we been digesting our relationship to Culture since then while we saw our Either/Ors become more polarized?  Maybe so.

 

Dragons, Centaurs, and Kings Oh My

April 17, 2016

Lovely sight out there, with the Fulling Moon kissing Jupiter.

A note on format – the unindented bold italic text is meant for everyone.  The indented normal text is meant for anyone who’s interested in more detail, and specifically for folks who know some astrology and/or who want to learn astrology.  And…

The yet-more indented italic text explains astrological terms and processes.

We don’t follow this format exclusively, but it’s sort of a goal.

We’re about three hours from the Moon crossing the near Midpoint between Jupiter and the North Node (2am 18 PDT April), and twelve hours from the Moon crossing the far Midpoint between Chiron and the South Node (11am PDT 18 April).  The Moon has been, and will be, within one Degree of Sensitivity from this complex between about 6pm PDT 17 April till about 5pm PDT 18 April, and within three Degrees of Sensitivity from around noon PDT 17 April till around 9pm PDT 18 April.  It’d be a useful time to measure your own Sensitivity.

So…what’s this all about?

The Nodes are often referred to as “The Dragon,” the North Node as the Dragon’s Head and the South Node as the Dragon’s Tail.  A Centaur is a planetoid chasing an irregular orbit between Jupiter and Neptune – Chiron is a Centaur.  Like the half-human-half-horse Greek Centaurs, the cosmic Centaurs and half comet and half asteroid.  Jupiter was the King of the Roman Gods.

“Sensitivity” is like “slop” – we don’t wait till an astrological event is Exact, we start feeling it when it’s still some distance away – three Degrees if we’re pretty Sensitive, one Degree even if we’re a Muggle.  Of course it could be a matter of education – even a Muggle experiences the astroevents, they just aren’t Conscious of how their emotions, thoughts, circumstances, and actions are related to what’s going on in the sky.

Midpoints are just Sensitive points halfway between two planets or other Heavenly Bodies.

The Moon triggers things that are thinking about happening.  The North Node represents our Deepest Desires and Mission in the Lifetime, while Jupiter symbolizes Expansion.  One way to interpret the South Node is that it stands for our Limiting Beliefs, probably adopted from “Past Lives.”  Maybe from Childhood, but Childhood Traumas are usually hangovers from Past Lives.  Chiron is trickier.  It represents Despair or Discouragement, but it’s “curable” through Empathy.  Empathy Heals, and when we Empathize with ourself, Despair Dissolves.

The Nodes are called the “Dragon” because, like their name-sake, they can breathe fire, and occasionally get hungry and fly around torching villages for the fun of it.  They kind of represent what we’re scared to face – we shy away from our Deepest Desires (North Node) because we feel Guilty about them, and we shy away from our Limiting Beliefs (South Node) because we don’t want to have to re-Experience the heavy Emotions that surround them.

So this is a very potent combination – feeling (Healable) Despair about our Limiting Beliefs while Conscious of the pull of our Deepest Desires and our Mission on the Planet.  If we’re lucky or Skillful, we break through the Despair and leap toward our Deepest Desires and Mission.  Mind is smaller than Mission, so most of us aren’t actually able to comprehend exactly what our Mission here is, why we came here.  Our Deepest Desires are a snapshot of our Mission – by following our Bliss we move toward our Mission.

Most of us probably feel good about the idea of “Mission,” unless we think of it as an unnecessary burden.  And most of us feel some degree of Guilt or other Hesitation about our Deepest Desires, because we think they’re Selfish, or somebody told us they were naughty.  That Guilt or Hesitation is a Mirror of our Limiting Beliefs.  We have to break through that to get closer to our Mission and to our Heart’s Desire.  

So this weekend, with a little self-Empathy (Honesty with ourself about what’s really going on) we get an Opportunity to break through our Limitations and soar toward What We Want out of Life.  Huzzah!!

All this happens between 11 and 26 (three Degrees of Sensitivity) or 13 and 24 (one Degree of Sensitivity) Degrees of Virgo (Moon-North Node-Jupiter) and Pisces (South Node-Chiron), so we’re mostly talking about the second Decanate of Virgo-Pisces, or the Capricorn Decanate (Practicality) of Virgo (Transformation) and the Cancer (Nurturing) Decanate of Pisces (Embracing Unfinished Emotions).  Whatever natal planets you have in these Degrees, or in the same span of Sagittarius or Gemini, will be lit up big-time this weekend.

A Decanate is a ten-Degree section of a Sign.  So for instance, the first Decanate of Virgo (Transformation) is the Virgo Decanate (Ego Death) of Virgo, the second is the Capricorn Decanate, and the third is the Taurus (Solidifying) Decanate.  So the Virgo Transformation process involves

  • Melting down the Ego we established in Leo (Ego Death, Virgo-Virgo),
  • Coming to understand what we have to Let Go of if we are to find a new Balance (getting Practical about it, Virgo-Capricorn), and
  • Settling into a new place of relative Stability (Virgo-Taurus) in order to prepare ourself to meet Other – Other People, and Not-Me in general – in Libra.  

We enter Virgo knowing Who We Are, and we leave Virgo knowing Who We Aren’t.

The Decanates follow the Qualities of each Sign – for instance, Virgo is an Earth Sign, so its three Decanades follow the three Earth Signs.  Pisces is a Water Sign, so its three Decanates chase Water around the Zodiac.

Here’s an excellent prediction about what might happen if we, collectively, don’t manage to be Honestly Loving with ourself soon…

https://sailingondreams.wordpress.com/2016/04/17/the-redeemer/

Could be a prediction for early June’s Initiation of Uranus (our Soul Self) by Eris (the Revelation of Denial).

Evolutionary Threads and the Seven Dwarfs

October 18, 2015

If you look back over the last several centuries, you notice a strong correlation between the “Discovery” of a planet (astronomers “Discover” planets in the same sense that Columbus “Discovered” “America” – what is “Discovered” irrupts into the Consciousness of the “Discovering” Culture), it’s implied symbology, and trends in the Zeitgeist.  For instance, Uranus is associated with Lightning and Electricity because Electricity came into the Consciousness of Western European Culture (through Lightning) around the same time that Uranus was “Discovered.”  Similarly, the “Discovery” of Pluto coincided with the arousal of Nucular Energy.

Most of the new dwarf planets – Plutoids and Centaurs – have been “Discovered” since 1990.  Pluto has recently been the subject of a drive-by photo-shooting, but little is known of any of the others, beyond sketchy telescopic observation.  So it’s unknown whether all of these will eventually meet the criteria to be official dwarf planets.  The Plutoids (Ixion, Quaoar, Eris, Chaos, Makemake, Haumea) hang out in the same region as Pluto, while the Centaurs (Pholus, Chariklo, Hylonome) hang out between Jupiter and Neptune.  Sedna, being waaay out there, is in a class of its own.

Without the benefit yet of historical or herstorical Perspective, we Intuit the symbology of the new dwarves from two sources; from their names, and from the astrological charts of their “Discovery” dates.  While extrapolating from the name seems like building a house of cards, the “coincidences” are remarkable.  The asteroid Schadow crossing Pholus and Ixion, unbeknownst, on the day when we were writing that Ixion was a good representation for the psychological Shadow, is a good example.  We can legitimately consider a planet’s “Discovery” chart to be a birth chart for the planet’s impact upon us.

One of the best ways to verify how any planet impacts us, personally and collectively, is to observe what’s going on, in our Lives and Cultures, when the Moon (for instance) crosses the planet.  We recommend the Moon because it loops around the whole Zodiac every four weeks, giving us ample opportunity for study, and because it’s Sensitive.  It very often triggers much larger processes.

The planets in your natal chart will also have a strong – or stronger – influence on how we experience the Moon as it crosses the new dwarfs.  For instance, the Moon crosses Sedna on 28 October, but if Hylonome happens to be sitting there in your birth chart, what you’re going to Experience is Moon-Sedna triggering your Hylonome, rather than Moon triggering Sedna.  You’ll have to wait till Sedna moves on, or rely on the Experience of others, to discern the influence of Sedna.  Of course, if you know your Hylonome from previous Experience, you can get an idea of how Sedna impacts you by comparing your previous Hylonome Experience to the internal (Feelings and Dreams) and external (Events) circumstances of Moon-Sedna over Hylonome.  In this case the influence of the Moon would be mostly that of a magnifying glass.

Thus introduced, let’s map out the next month’s dwarf crossings by the Moon.  For comparison, we’ll include all of the planets.  We’ll give a date, time, and Zodiacal location for the Moon’s crossing for each planet.  The impact should be greatest at and before the given time.  Consider the crossing to be active for about twelve hours, six hours on either side of the time given.  The impact is likely to be greater in the six hours prior to the time, and the maximum impact is likely to occur sometime near the time given.  Since their are other factors that we aren’t considering, the times are approximate.  The Zodiacal locations are included so you can map them onto your own birth chart if you want.  Remember to round up: eg, 21:13 of Sagittarius is considered the 22nd Degree, or 22 Sagittarius.

Since I and several others noticed that the Energy was unusual today, that’s where we’ll start.  To convert the times to your own time zone, you can use http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/ or http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pdtXX.htm and http://www.jbuss.com/tt/pstXX.htm, replacing XX with any number from 0 to 23; 0 for 12 am, 1 for 1am, 13 for 1pm, 23 for 11pm, etc…

  • 17 October:
    • 8pm PDT – Ixion (22 Sagittarius)
    • 10pm PDT – Pholus (24 Sagittarius)
    • With these two so close together, you may not be able to pick out separate impacts for Ixion and Pholus; you’re experiencing Ixion-Pholus together.  Ixion would be a little stronger before 8pm, and Pholus a little stronger 8-10pm.  The weirdness here had diminished by 8pm.
  • 18 October:
    • 5am PDT – Pallas and Quaoar (26-27 Sagittarius)
    • 9am PDT – Chariklo and Hylonome (29 Sagittarius)
    • Note that Pallas-Quaoar’s 12-hour span lasts till 11am, while Chariklo-Hylonome’s 12-hour window starts at 3am, so there’s overlap between 3 and 11am.  We could easily consider this to be one astroevent, peaking sometime between 5 and 9am.  Since the impact of an astroevent is usually more prominent in the six hours prior to the event than in the six hours following the event, we could also expect to tune into Pallas-Quaoar more during 3-5am, and Chariklo-Hylonome more during 7-9am.
  • 19 October: noon PDT – Pluto (19 Capricorn)
  • 20 October: 4pm PDT – Ceres (29 Capricorn)
  • 23 October (note overlap):
    • 2am PDT – 2007 OR10 (3 Pisces); this one, as yet unnamed, is new to me as well as you
    • 10am PDT – Neptune (8 Pisces)
  • 24 October:
    • 3am PDT – Chiron (18 Pisces)
    • 11pm PDT – South Node-Vesta (30 Pisces-1 Aries)  
  • 26 October (note overlap):
    • 4am PDT – Uranus (18 Aries)  
    • noon PDT – Eris (23 Aries) 
  • 28 October: 4pm PDT – Sedna (26 Taurus)   
  • 30 October: 10am PDT – Chaos (21 Gemini)
  • Note that we’re using Pacific Standard Time after November 1
  • 6 November: 6am PST – Jupiter (18 Virgo)
  • 7 November (note overlap): 
    • 1am PST – Mars (27 Virgo)
    • 5am PST – Venus-North Node (29 Virgo)
    • noon PST – Makemake (3 Libra)
  • 8 November: 1am PST – Lilith (9 Libra)
  • 8-9 November (note overlap):
    • 11pm PST – Juno (20 Libra)
    • 6am PST – Haumea (23 Libra)
  • 11 November (note overlap):
    • 1am PST – Mercury (15 Scorpio)
    • 9am PST – New Moon (20 Scorpio)
  • 12 November: 5pm PST – Saturn (6 Sagittarius)
  • 14 November:
    • 2am PST – Ixion (23 Sagittarius)
    • 5am PST – Pholus (24 Sagittarius)
    • 11am PST – Quaoar (27 Sagittarius)
    • 5pm PST – Hylonome-Chariklo (30 Sagittarius-1 Capricorn)

Keep this calendar handy for the next month, and when you notice anything unusual – strange Dreams, unique Feelings, Events out of place or time, check the calendar to see if anything rings any bells.  You can also flag the days in pink, and be mindful to watch for the unusual.  These are the Evolutionary Threads that will govern the 21st Century (along with the major elements of the 1/1/2000 chart, which we’ll re-examine soon).  

Consciousness does not Expand through Discovery, it Expands through Differentiation – we Discern that the Forest we saw earlier is actually made up of unique individual Trees, or that the Trees we’ve been looking at are actually part of a Forest.  Or that Foreigners are actually Hupers, or that the only folks who gain from War are the owners of the manufacturers that make the killing machines.

The Great Work of Our Time III

September 22, 2015

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Heart-Shaped Eyes ( https://heartshapedeyes.wordpress.com/ ), with a bow of Thanks, leads us to another Perspective on the Great Work of Our Time – toppling Greed and the Patriarchy.  Permaculture can only help us assure that we can eat next year, it won’t burn the shingles to maximize quarterly profits.  Here’s a fabulous anthem for this view of The Work…

https://heartshapedeyes.wordpress.com/2015/09/22/dont-date-a-mystic-by-allison-nappi/ 

Which is the perfect metaphor for our Sun-Juno-Lilith-Makemake-Rahu Stellium and multiple Initiations on the cusp of Libra, aka the Northern Autumn and Southern Spring Equinox, and with both Chaos and Pluto Standing Still.  Not to mention that other Stellium that’s Square to this one.

Rahu is the Hindu name for the North Node or Dragon’s Head; Ketu for the South Node or Dragon’s Tail.

In case you’ve never noticed, Mother Nature is a Mystic.  She’s also a Scorpio.  Scorpio will give you a lot of rope – many chances to show that your lack of Integrity and Responsibility were just oversights not to be repeated – but then, once the rope runs out, Scorpio has no more for you, and there is no turning back.  The end of the rope isn’t tied to the mast.  That was “for a World whose time is over.”  Humans have been dating Mother Nature and thinking of Her as an ATM for a long time now.