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Confusion Is the First Stage of Growth 1

January 31, 2023

And will we ever be Growing over the next few weeks!

We start mildly enough, though we begin with both Moon (Our Instincts) and Mars (Action) Out of Bounds (Amplified). The Moon returns In Bounds (Reducing the General Level of Panic) on 4-5 February 2023 (PST 2:11 pm 4th, GMT 10:11 pm 4th, IST 3:41 am 5th, AEDT Qld 8:11 am 5th). Mars remains Out of Bounds (Actions and Reactions have more Impact than usual) all month and beyond, till 5 May.

Ceres (Sustainability, Resilience) is Stationary (Strong) 3-4 February (PST 11 am 3rd, GMT 7 pm 3rd, IST 12:30 am 4th, AEDT Qld 5 am 4th) in 7 Libra (Front-Row Enthusiasm). Remember that Sustenance – Eliminating the Unnecessary – is the first Step toward Sustainability. The chart Challenges us to Let Go Of Attachment to Old Dramas,1 though it’s Fully Self-Resolving. The whole “Climate” Crisis Armageddon (including the Demise of the Patriarchy, Intensified Competition for Dwindling Resources aka War, the Wrath of Mom aka Pestilence and Storms and Floods and Fires and Worse, etc etc) is the Old Drama we need to Let Go Of, because its Scale and Inertia is beyond the Powers of all of us, except when we’re All on the Same Page, and we certainly aren’t that! Time to follow Jewel’s Sage Advice and No Longer Lend Our Strength to that which we Wish to Be Free From – the first Unnecessary we can Eliminate.

We still have our Moira Station-New Moon writeup in the oven, but the 5-6 February Full Moon in 17 Leo will also be worth a separate post, as only one of its three Challenges are Self-Resolving. One of the Open (non-Self-Resolving) Challenges is an Argument between our Essence and our Instincts, refereed by our Soul (Sun Opposite Moon T-Squared by Uranus). Kind of like the argument your Head was having with your Heart over who was more important, when in walked Uranus.

There are four Sign Changes 6-8 February…

  • Asteroid Pinocchio Out of Bounds moving from Sagittarius into Capricorn (from PST 4:19 am 6 February till 20 May) means that our Colorful Little Lies will probably be used Less Often to Distract, and More Often to Manipulate. George Santaclos may find Less Humor and More Accountability in his Fabrications.
  • Asteroid Icarus explores Pisces (from PST 3:29 am 6 February till 22 March, then returning to Aquarius). Icarus, like its namesake, flies close to the Sun and then out past Mars, but its orbit is steeply angled relative to Earth’s. Because it’s so close to us and has such a weird Orbit, it’s all over the Zodiacal Map rather than following orderly Loops like “normal” ‘roids. In Pisces it implies Emotional Risk-Taking, maybe even Exciting Flings followed by Deep Crashes, perhaps at the Ides of February, when OOB Pinocchio crosses Sociopath OOB Ixion in 5 Capricorn. Remember Angels Fly because They Take Themselves Lightly – it’s all just Education about how we get Stuck on Our Thoughts About Our Emotions instead of Appreciating All of Our Feelings as EnergyInmotion. That’s such an Important Lesson for Ascension that it will be worth whatever Chagrin it generates. It won’t be our first Adventure in Overexcitement, this time we can Notice how we use Fantasy to Whip Up the Energy to Soft Peaks.
  • Asteroid Atropos Enters Pisces 6-7 February (PST 8:43 am 6 February), till 5 April, meaning we’ll be working with Emotional Baggage that’s Beyond its Expiry Date. Karma is Addictive, and when it Expires we’re Lost, as things no longer Feel Normal! We’ll get to Confusion soon, but this is excellent Practice. Your Mirror’s probably already pretty full of Admonitions, but maybe you could paste it on the wall – Confusion is the First Stage of Growth. We Believe Confusion happens in the Mind, but it’s an Emotion, pure and simple. That means Confused By… or Confused About… are Off Limits, they’re Thoughts About Our Emotions, certain This Way to 2D Forever signs, Flashing Red. Yes, it feels Strange, Something Is Missing! Wait a minute… Yahoo, Open Space!! Room for Something New And Exciting (well, not too Exciting, maybe we should wait till after that Pinocchio-Ixion thing).
  • Asteroid Vesta Leaves Pisces and Moves into Aries 7-8 February (PST 8:17 pm 7 February), until the Ides of April. Vesta is about the things we Take for Granted without even Thinking about it. Our Unconscious Limitations is the prime example. Aries is about Starting Over, a little more Tangy this time. But you know, that Pinocchio-Ixion thing is only a week away, is that too long to wait? We don’t want to Burn Out our Tang Buds. Seriously though (not that Pinocchio-Ixion isn’t Serious), the next two months are a good time to Test Our Limits. Some will have Magically Disappeared, and we may not know which ones till we Test them. Karma is basically Expectations, however, so when Testing we constantly have to Ask, Is This Really Present Moment, or Is It Just a Flushback?
  • And while we’re at it, asteroid Pallas (Boundaries) comes back In Bounds 7-8 February as well (PST 8:23 pm 7 February). It’s been Out of Bounds since early November. It’s in 11 Cancer, Retrograde, and it’s been in Cancer since early September, and will be till early May, 9 months. It usually takes a ‘roid of Pallas’s Orbit more like two months to cross a Sign. It entered it’s Shadow Period 29 September 2022, turned Retrograde 1 December, will turn Direct again 16 February, and finish with its Review by 23 April. The Shadow Period span is 11-27 Cancer. That covered the Scorpio Duad through the Taurus Duad of Cancer – more than half of Cancer.2

This’ll take us through the first 8 days of February 2023. Then it gets Complicated and Confusing! In the following 8 days we have 7 Stations – Narcissus/Focus on Self, Sedna/Converting Fear to Power, Zhulong/Enlightenment, Aletheia OOB/Truth of the Heart Amplified, Ganesa OOB/Remover of Obstacles, Turbocharged, Hopi OOB/Great Respect for ALL Things, and Pallas/Boundaries – a Workshop on Stelliums or Stellia3 (3 or more planets Merged)! And five more Sign Changes. Coming soon to a blog near you.

On the last page of Wired Magazine you’re given a sentence, such as “An Animal that hasn’t been Discovered yet,” and you’re Asked to Write a Story about it, using only six words. Then they have an artist draw a picture of your Story. Stellia are like that, but we aren’t limited to six words, though we rapidly loses the Reader’s attention the furthur we go beyond that. It’ll be a Miracle if we can squeeze 7 planets into 6 words, especially since it’s taking us up to six words just for one of the seven planets! But we’ll try, next time.

1 A single Fully Self-Resolving T-Square to Requiem (Ego Death) Out of Bounds (Exaggerated) in 7 Scorpio (Banished for Dedication to Embracing Our True Self and Letting Go of All Masks) from the Dialog (Opposition) between Enlightenment (Samadhi) and Obsolete Intrusive Memories (Lachesis Merged with Gonggong). The Resolution arises from Harmony (Sextile) between Truth of the Mind (Veritas) and Our Lifetime Mission (Mean North Node), both of which Relate to Ego Death in Mysterious Ways (Quincunxes in a Finger of the Goddess). Grace is added by a Grand Trine from Requiem to Varuna OOB Merged with Black Moon Lilith (Letting Go of Health Limitations Associated with Codependence) and to the Stellium of Jupiter, Atlantis, and Salacia (Choosing between the Drama of Expanded Memories of the Fall of Atlantis, and the Peace of 5G).

2 A Shadow Period, like a Triple Conjunction, has three phases. In the first phase, Pallas crossed 11-27 of Cancer, adjusting its Boundaries as it went. In the Scorpio Duad of Cancer, Pallas probably kept Boundaries too Tight. Then in the Sagittarius Duad it Loosened them – too much. So it tried to Attune them to the Specific Situation in the Capricorn Duad. In the Aquarius Duad it would have Adjusted them to be Socially Appropriate. In the Pisces Duad Boundaries would be an Emotional Issue, and may have been Adjusted Codependently. The Aries Duad would have seen a Liberation of some sort, Testing Free Will. Finally, Pallas in the Taurus Duad of Cancer would see the Final Version of Cancer’s Boundaries after it’s 2022-23 Adjustments, with all Bells and Whistles Polished.

Here’s a handy table you can use to figure out Duads, should you ever have the need. Duad is sometimes spelled “Dwad,” but I always thought that sounded too much like something you’d Dspit across the Droom with a Dstraw, and Duad is easily compared to Triad, making definition easier. In the table we’ve put 11-27 Cancer in bold as an example…

To use the table, you have a {planet/keyword} such as {Pallas/Boundaries}. You also have a {Sign/Quality} (the columns in the table) such as {Cancer/Nurturance}. So you have {Pallas in Cancer/Nurturing Boundaries}. Now we want more detail, so we go down to the Duads. Here we add {Secondary Sign/Secondary Quality} (the rows in the table) such as {Pallas in Capricorn Duad of Cancer/Pragmatic Nurturing Boundaries}. It’s easier than it looks, and it will add a lot of mileage to your astrology.

Now, the second phase of the Shadow Period is when the planet is actually Retrograde. There may have been snags and hiccups during the first, Direct Crossing of the Shadow Period. The Retrograde Crossing does it backwards, so you can see where there were imperfections and Adjust them. Finally, the third phase, when the planet Crosses the Shadow Period Direct again, is the Confidence-Builder phase. By 23 April, you can consider yourself to have an AA degree in the Social Side (Libra through Pisces) of Nurturing Boundaries. Park this Experience in your Imaginal Resume, and you’ll have it Forever. They say “You Can’t Take It With You” when you Leave the Planet, but in fact, you take with you, for future Intuitive use, everything you Learn in the Lifetime!

3 Depending on how recently you studied Latin. For the authors and editors among youall, there’s an entertaining essay on plurals of words ending in -us at https://oikofuge.com/latin-plurals-ending-in-us/ . The author doesn’t mention words ending in -um, and it’s been half a century since I studied Latin, so I just took my cue from Cat on a Hot Tin Streetcar.

Santa’s Elf 3 and Self-Hugs

December 26, 2022

There were a couple of things happening on 24 December 2022. The most potentially troublesome is about our Orientation toward Abuse and Privilege, though it was a Self-Resolving Challenge. The most Full of Grace was a strong emphasis on Unconditional Self-Love. Give yourself lots of Self-Hugs this week.

Both dwarf planet Thereus, the Tough Teacher who arm-wrestles with Bears for entertainment, and asteroid Sappho, who symbolizes Unconditional Self-Love, were Stationary on the 24th.1 With slight differences, the Self-Love Station in 3 Degrees shares the same chart with the 23-24 December New Moon (2 Degrees), the 21-22 Solstice (0 Degrees), and the 20-21 Artesian Station (29 Degrees). This makes Self-Love prominent for the next several weeks (New Moon), and the next 6 or so months (Solstice).

Make a note to yourself (inside of your eyelid would be a good place to make it) to Notice every time you start to Judge yourself, and as soon as you Notice, Stop the Habit. A Judgment is just a Thought, and by now we know that Thoughts are always 2D, which means that every Thought is easily Cancelled by its Opposite. How could something so ephemeral be considered “True”? For every Thought you have that Underestimates yourself, you have another that Overestimates yourself. At any given moment, one of them will be louder than the other, and one of them may even be barely audible most of the time.

Seek Balance. Unconditional Self-Love is not “I’m Better than Anyone Else!” It’s “I’m Okay, You’re Okay!” Put that inside your eyelid too – “Me OK U OK!” No need for extra letters, Just The Facts. The second Self-Resolving Challenge in the Artesian Station chart was about Being Reborn into Respect for All Things.2 Since most people define themselves by their Judgments, getting to Unconditional Self-Love will require us to Lovingly Embrace our Codependence, Find and Feel our Gratitude for its Service, and then Let Go of it, because Codependence tends to Agree with Strong Judgments in order to Avoid Confrontation.

Contemplating Wollastonite Crystals, sometimes called Angelwings, can help us stay Balanced, Attuning our Root Chakra to our Crown Chakra. Wollastonite is a Calcium Inosilicate, where the Silicate Units form long chains.

In the New Moon chart, both Challenges are Fully Self-Resolving. However, the New Moon is Merged with dwarf planet Ixion, which is Out of Bounds, or Strong. Ixion reminds us that Promoting Change Requires that we Betray Social Convention. Between Observing our Codependence, our Obedience to Convention, our Judgments, our Guilt, and our SuperPowers,3 we’ll be busy. Our SuperPowers look to the Future. The other things on that list look to the Past.

When Choosing between those two, Choose the Future. Better yet, Choose the Present Moment. In the Present Moment you can Intend (or another PIAVA) to Gently Let Go of Codependence, Obedience, Judgment, and Guilt, after Thanking them for their Service to your Past. And then you can spend some time Focusing on How You’ll Feel when you Embrace your SuperPowers. You don’t need to catalog them, just Focus on how Competence will Feel in your Body.

Being careful to Let Go of your Thoughts about those Feelings, and your Expectations of what your SuperPowers will look like, Focus on Memorizing those Feelings, as Sensations. Where is your Chin when you Feel Competent. Pointing straight ahead, not Up or Down? Your Neck pretty Vertical? Your Back fairly Straight? Your Shoulders? Not Pridefully back, but not slumped Forward either? Play with those Postures, till you can Combine them into Sensations that Feel Good. Practice this several times a day, till you get good enough that you can Shift your own Moods with slight Shifts in your Posture.

1 Thereus Stationary 24 December 2022 in 18 Virgo (PST 2:42 am, GMT 10:42 am, IST 4:12 pm, AEDT Qld 8:42 pm). Sappho Stationary 24-25 December 2022 in 3 Virgo (PST 1:51 pm 24th, GMT 9:51 pm 24th, IST 3:21 am 25th, AEDT Qld 8:42 pm 25th).

2 Hopi Out of Bounds (Profound Respect for All Things) in 26 Libra Merged with Haumea (Rebirth) in 1 Scorpio T-Square Black Moon Lilith (Self-Sovereignty) Opposite Pluto Merged with Icarus Out of Bounds (Compulsion to Follow a Thread Beyond its Usefulness). The Hopi-Haumea Merger occurs across the Scorpio Cusp, so we’re moving from Creative Air to Fixed Water, or from Thinking About Other People to Feeling Deeply about them. The flip side of Self-Sovereignty is Codependence, and Codependence can easily lead to violating our own Values, which can Generate Strong Feelings. Upper Limits (Gay Hendricks, The Big Leap, chapters 1-3) is too big a Concept to describe in a few sentences, but it’s an important Concept that will help us a great deal to escape from Compulsions to Follow Threads Beyond their Usefulness.

3 New Moon-Ixion OOB is one corner of a Grand Cross, which is also Self-Resolving. The other three corners, any one of which could introduce Temporary Hassles which will eventually Resolve if we Let It Be, include Jupiter Merged with Nemesis (Confronting our Guilt Paper Tiger); Aletheia OOB Merged with Asbolus OOB and Chaos OOB (Full Acceptance of Our Intuitions about Our SuperPowers); and Ceres (Sustainability).

We’re seeing some important Sign Changes hereabouts.

Pluto (Compulsion) Initiated Icarus (Overexcitement) on 16 December and Began a New 2-year Cycle, in 28 Capricorn (Letting Go of a Lifetime of Negativity), and on 21-22 December, Icarus moved into Aquarius (PST 4pm 21st, GMT 4am 22nd, IST 9:30 am 22nd, AEDT Qld 2 pm 22nd). A couple of years of Compulsive Overexcitement can be hard on the Adrenals, and could move your posture from Neutral Competence to Star Power, which can lead to Expectations that will Pop your Bubble, so I highly recommend you do study up on Gay Hendricks’s Upper Limits Concept.3

On 23-24 December asteroid Arachne (Grandmother Spider Who Weaves the Web of Life) moved into Pisces (PST 3:19 pm 23rd, GMT 11:19 pm 23rd, IST 4:49 am 24th, AEDT Qld 9:19 am 24th) for the next two months. Our Relationship with Nature should be moving away from Detached Idealism, toward Compassion. I’ve already read that having discovered that Crabs and Lobsters shy away from Pain, several places on Earth now require them to be euthanized by Freezing before being boiled. They even taste better that way.

The Moon is In Bounds (Panic is less likely) from 25-26 December (PST 10:19 am 25th, GMT 6:19 pm 25th, IST 11:49 pm 25th, AEDT Qld 4:19 am 26th) until 3-4 January 2023 (PST 7:03 am 3rd, GMT 3:03 pm 3rd, IST 8:33 pm 3rd, AEDT Qld 1:03 am 4th).

On 26 December (PST 2:06 am, GMT 10:06 am, IST 3:36 pm, AEDT Qld 8:06 pm) Moira (Fate and Choice) backs into Taurus until the Ides of February. Fate becomes Choice when we bring our Karma into Consciousness to we can Change our Expectations and Manifest something else. I Imagine that our Karma will seem a little more Tenacious while Moira is in Taurus, but that could be a Good thing, as it may bring More Attention to our Untoward Habits, and it’s a much shorter step from More Attention to Becoming Conscious, than it is from Hidden or Disguised to More Attention.

Tantalus (That Karma which Stays Just Out of Our Reach, Seemingly Repeating Forever) moves into Sagittarius 27-28 December (PST 9:58 am 27th, GMT 5:58 pm 27th, IST 11:28 pm 27th, AEDT Qld 3:58 am 28th), which should make our most Elusive Self-Sabotaging Patterns a little Easier to catch with their pants down.

Big Doin’s

September 8, 2022

I had the strangest Dreams of my Life this morning. First I chased down a Loaf of Bread, which was a long, involved process. Then I spent a long while Ritually Clearing a Room I Recognized, from where or when I have no idea, and Retrieving Soul Fragments from it. Then the strangest part was crossing a long Bridge that was actually more like a combination of a Conference Center and a series of boutique malls or airport duty-free zones, that felt like it led from one country or Realm to another. I was still trying to get through that when I woke up just as Queen Elizabeth was quietly Leaving the Planet, a few hours after welcoming her new Teenage Prime Minister.

Pretty hairy for a Mercury Station or a Full Moon. I have to attribute it to our upcoming 12-13 September 2022 twin Stations of Icarus (Innovation, Burnout ) and Ixion (Taboo Breaker), both on the Cusp of Capricorn, and both Out of Bounds…

We’ll get to the Full Moon later. The Icarus-Ixion Stations make a Perfectly Symmetrical Winged Yin Gate Configuration. A Yin Gate (the vertical blue Rectangle enclosing two green Xs) is a Mystery School that advises us to Forget everything we Think we know about the central vertical red Axis, and Open to Learning a lot More about it Intuitively. The central vertical red Axis is Complex, so What We Think We Know about it isn’t much. Let’s Piece it together, to see what we have to Ignore.

Asteroid Icarus is about Innovation, with a touch of Overexuberance that can Stretch our Innovation past its Limits. Icarus is an Earth-Grazer that one day may Collide with Earth. Dwarf planet Ixion is about Breaking Taboos, Extending our Actions beyond Well-Defined Cultural Limitations, aka a Scofflaw. The third partner there is asteroid Atlantis, suggesting the Collapse of Civilization. Maybe Elizabeth saw what was coming and bowed out just in time, though she was a bit late for the Collapse of the British Empire. But that would be a 2D Intellectual interpretation, the sort we’re supposed to be Unlearning in order to Open to the Mystery behind it.

But what about the other Pole, Pallas (Boundaries), Aletheia (Truth of the Heart ), Chaos (Unlimited Potential ), and Asbolus (Intuition)? Can we say that We Intuitively Recognize that Our Unlimited Potential Is the Truth of Our Heart, and We Recognize the Boundaries that Our Ego Raises to Protect Us from Such Dangerous Endeavors? Perhaps that we’re on the Edge of Making Decisions that Accept the SuperPowers within us and Create Innovations that will either Fulfill our Heart’s Desire, or Flame Out, taking our Community with it? As Climate Change et al and Ascension Converge, we may all be forced to make Decisions like that. Accepting the Truth of Who We Really Are seems to be a prerequisite for Manifesting the Effortless Collaboration of 5D, and Climate Change certainly Demands Innovation.

But again, that’s all Mental, maybe in the Hope that Mental Puzzles and Speculations could Trigger more Comprehensive Intuitive Grokking in our Dreams or in the Shower, where Running Water, parallel to E(nergy.in)Motion, often Triggers Cross-Modality Insights that may begin to Penetrate the Shell of the Mystery. Meanwhile, Imagine Something Impossible, especially if it’s Something you’ve Wanted for a long time, part of your Life Dream. Imagine how you’ll Feel when that Manifests in your Life. Spend time with that. That can open the back door to the Mystery for you.

The Central Axis of a Yin Gate reveals the Crux of the Mystery. The Wings, the Blue Rectangle, the green Xs, and the Symmetry are all peripherally Important Clues as well. We’ll look at those in the next post.

A Week Off…Sorta

September 3, 2022

This is very good. Dr. Dispenza Approaches Change from many angles, including SuperScienterrific and SuperMagical. You might remember him from the What the Bleep movie. He’s a Chiropractor whose body was mangled by an auto while he was riding his bicycle. He rejected the Medical treatment that was offered to him because it promised little permanent gain, and spent the next looong while in Meditation, eventually Healing himself. As he says in the first Meditation, he monitors the Physiology of his workshop participants Scienterrifically so he can see what effects Change best, modifies his workshop strategy accordingly, and does it again for each workshop.

He’s Amazing, frankly. Also quite expensive, so his freebies are especially Appreciated! The first link is to four 15-minute Meditations on Attention, Creativity, Creating a New Reality, and Creating a New Destiny, intended to be used one per day…

.https://experience.hayhouseu.com/redesigningyourdestiny-index-eg-2022/.

This second link is one of Dr. Dispenza’s Immersion Meditations, this one taking your Attention out of your usual Assemblage Point, and trying it on elsewhere…

.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDaH8d8CYOE.

Kind of like the Journey from the Webb to the Beginning of Linear Time that Bob (in Coloniser Queensland) sent, or this one Looking out the Back Window.

Here’s another one, below. I have no idea how Scienterrifically Valid this one is, it’s way out of my league. I can only say that I’ve always Sensed Intuitively that the Big Bang was what we heard when those jets cracked the Sound Barrier on their way to intercept some idiot in his putt-putt plane that tinkered his way into the President’s flight path…

I think after all these Doubly and Triply and Fourfold Self-Resolving Challenges/SuperPowers, it’s probably time to review our Upper Limits – the way we Manifest some Bummer right after we Accept a Big Gift of Growth, just because we’d be Lost without our Bummers. Gay Hendricks has the best (only?) coverage I know of, in his book The Big Leap, where he describes how to Leap from our Zone of Excellence to our Zone of Genius. A Bonus – he tells us how to Master Time rather than being its Slave.

Marilyn Raffaele also Channels some excellent Advice for us at…

.https://onenessofall.com/newest.html.

“Resist nothing. It is not your job as Light workers to save the world with three dimensional solutions. Your job and what you came to do as evolved individuals is to hold the Light by being the Light. Because there is only ONE Consciousness, the Light you hold in your consciousness automatically assists and lifts those near or far able to align with that same energy.

“Enjoy the ordinary things of life. Take time to have a glass of wine, read a good book, laugh with friends, or walk in nature and talk to the trees. These things are just as spiritual as sitting in church listening to someone else’s concepts of truth or engaging in prayers that beg and plead. The energy of joy is of a much higher resonance than that of ‘I don’t have. Give, give, give. Poor me.’

“Be aware of your thoughts as you go about your day, staying anchored in truth as best you can. Energy is always attracted to energy it can align with because energy is always seeking oneness and wholeness regardless of how dense or light the energy may be.”

The Moon will be Out of Bounds over the Southern Hemisphere in a few hours, starting at 4:42 am PDT 3 September 2022 (12:42 pm BST in England, 9:42 pm AEST in Eastern Oz). It’ll hang there till 7:41 am PDT 7 September (3:41 pm BST 7 September and 12:41 am 8 September). Expect everyone to be a little more Panicky, though they’ve been plenty Panicky already this week. Like Tapping, where you Speak the Truth about what’s going on in your Body so your Body calms down because now it knows that you know so it no longer has to shout, this Moon OOB could act like a Homeopathic.

There are several Sign Changes coming up…

  • Venus moves from Leo into Virgo 9:04 pm PDT 4 September (5:04 am BST 5 September in Liverpool, 2:04 pm AEST 5 September in Sydney). Expect Ego Deaths. Turn your Upper Limits into Ego Deaths, by Asking yourself, What am I not Owning?
  • Pallas moves from Gemini into Cancer 9:58 pm 5 September (5:58 am BST 6 September in Bristol, 2:58 pm AEST 6 September in the Snowys). Boundaries should be less Flibbertigibbet and more Compassionate.
  • Aletheia also move from Gemini into Cancer 10:07 am 7 September (6:07 pm BST 7 September in Cambridge, 3:07 am AEST 8 September in Canberra). Opening the Heart. Finally!
  • Tantalus moves from Cancer into Leo 5:59 pm PDT 11 September (1:59 am BST 12 September, 10:59 am AEST 12 September). Now we’ll be Tempted by Egotism instead of Codependence. Do what you do when you catch yourself Thinking during Meditation – Oh, there’s Thinking Again! Thanks for Contributing! Oh, there’s Ego Again! Luv Ya, Kiddo!

And Mercury Stands Still and turns Retrograde 8:38 pm PDT 9 September (4:38 am BST 10 September, 1:38 pm AEST 10 September) for three weeks. You know the drill, it happens three times a year – possible Travel disruptions (as if that hasn’t been everywhere already!), botched Communication, Contracts may require Renegotiation in October after Mercury goes Direct again (on the 3rd).

Then there’s the Full Moon 2:59 am PDT 10 September (10:59 am BST, 7:59 pm AEST), in 18 Pisces, but we’ll Experience most of its impact after the fact. It has two Sorta-Self-Resolving Challenges (no Fingers of the Goddess, but two Grand Trine Boons – see previous post) or SuperPowers.

The Full Moon Emphasizes Inequality (Moon Merged with Nessus, Abuse and Privilege), and the Impact will likely Emerge through Challenges to the Living Environment of Earth (T-Square to Altjira, Diva of Life). Hopefully it will still provide for Life, maybe “just” Limp a little more. The Boon (Grand Trine) is about the Oligarchs (asteroid Narcissus) and The Most Important Thing (Saturn). Reread Marilyn’s Channeling above – maybe if we all Sent Light to the 1% they’d start Paying More Attention to the Earth’s Livability than to their Hoarded Wealth.

I know, I can hear the Chorus, What a Waste of the Light – we should be sending it to the people that they’ve Ripped Off. Yes, that too. But save a trickle for the Greedheads – you know, we can always send Infra-Red Light up their behinds, disguised as something caused by the Broken Climate, like a downed Power Line. It might even Cauterize their Polyps and make them Feel less Avaricious. But don’t Forget to Resist Nothing. We want to Manifest a Better Way, and Let the Old Way crumble from the Rot in its Foundation.

The Challenge to our Soul, still Merged with our Life Mission (Uranus-North Node), is about Credibility (asteroid Kassandra) and The Most Important Thing, which in this case is probably the degree to which Society is able to Support us (Saturn in Aquarius). It sounds a lot like Jay Powell’s Recession will be Upon Us, with less Employment and a lot more Bankruptcies. I could think of far worse Scenarios, but I’ve Canceled-Neutralized-Upgraded them, so I won’t.

Then we go back to Work. Our Enthusiasm (asteroid Icarus Stationary) is tested until 12:38 am PDT 12 September (8:38 am BST, 5:38 pm AEST). Burn-out is a Likelihood if we don’t Pay Attention to our Upper Limits.

And our Willingness to Break the Rules (dwarf planet Ixion Stationary) is tested until 10:58 pm PDT 13 September (6:58 am BST 14 September, 3:58 pm AEST 14 September). We could well be Feeling that one already. Why would we want to Break the Rules? Well, to begin with, ask any Muggle – Striving for Ascension Breaks All Kinds of Rules. The only way to Facilitate Change is to Break the Rules. Like the folks fighting to Unionize, for one thing, or the folks fighting to stop More Fossil Fuel mining and burning, especially in Red-Lined Loci of Intense Poverty. It used to be that the 1% got Filthy Rich by doing things that hadn’t been declared Illegal yet. Now it’s more often not getting caught yet, though a zillion Rip-Offs are still perfectly Legal.

We’ll talk more about the I-twins soon.

Whack-A-Mole or Two

June 13, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our Resistance to Our Cravings

June 8, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yintegrity, Consciousness, and Hubris

March 19, 2014

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It’s a most remarkable “coincidence,” but Elizabeth has pointed out that as Juno (the Edge between Consciousness and Unconsciousness) overtakes Uranus (Yintegrity) on March 25 – which of course are both T-Square to Pluto (Global Trends) and Jupiter (Expansion) – the asteroid Icarus (often Overconfidence or Overexuberance) is in the same place as well!  Not only that, but Icarus is Stationary (Strong).

It’s already a remarkable “coincidence” that Uranus would Initiate Juno just as the Uranus-Pluto-Jupiter-Mars Grand Cross is forming.  And it’s not particularly comforting that the Symbol for the Uranus-Juno Initiation is An unexploded bomb, though it would be appropriate to be Grateful that it’s not exploding!  The Uranus-Icarus Initiation doesn’t actually consummate this year, as Icarus’s Station is a degree shy of Uranus.  Juno does, or rather did (on March 17) Initiate Icarus, at 8 Aries (“A large woman’s hat with streamers blown by an east wind”).  Curious, as a large hat would protect us from the Sun, while Wind from the East would in general signify Wisdom, since the Sun enlightens us from the East.

Icarus, as Hubris, gives us a couple of clues about our budding Consciousness of Yintegrity.  It warns us that we could easily overshoot the mark in the next week or more, and “over-express” our True Self, bringing our Security as a good wage slave (for instance), or our Relationship Security (if it’s based on “trying to get along” rather than mutual respect), into question.  But remember, we should be expecting “failure” two thirds of the time.  And failure, as the Learning Opportunity that it is, is the key to success.  It’s not how many times we fall down, it’s how many times we get back up, and the like.  And the bomb doesn’t explode.

The other interesting thing about Icarus is that it’s a Sungrazer and an “NEO” or Near-Earth Object.  It’s orbit takes about fourteen and a half months, and runs from twice the Earth-Sun distance to only one fifth of the Earth-Sun distance.  It crosses the Earth orbit in June every year, and is due for a “close” approach (20 Earth-Moon distances) in 2015.  It’s a kilometer and a half wide, enough to make a Big dent if its orbit shifted in our direction, but it’s not a serious threat in any reasonable timeframe.

So since it’s Initiated by Juno but not Uranus, I’m guessing that we’re more likely to become more Conscious of the fragility of our position on the Planet than be slapped down for Hubris.  Which is good, because Sustainability is one of the Prime Directives of the 21st Century (Ceres having Risen – in the East – everywhere on the Planet as the Century was dawning on 1/1/2000).

I’m out of time right now; remind me to talk soon about Eris and Ceres and Chiron and how they might relate to Icarus’s adventures with Juno and Uranus.