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Abuse Week III

November 19, 2019

20 November 2019’s Strong (Stationary) Mercury (11am PST) Energy (Analysis, Communication) features two prominent Challenges (T-Squares, the red triangles in the chart below).

One is the Challenge to Shed our Victimhood (asteroid Moira = Fate v Choice) and Codependence (dwarf planet Hylonome on the South Node on one side of the base of the T-Square), and Actively but Compassionately pursue our True Passions (North Node, in Cancer).

The other is to Boldly Create New Habits (T-Square to asteroid Klotho) to replace the Abuse and Privilege Patterns (dwarf planet Nessus on one side of the base) that we’re Shedding, which have heretofore followed us like hungry Coyotes.  To Facilitate this, we’re Graced (the T-Square is also a Diamond Star or Self-Resolving Challenge) with Insights (Moon) into the Vows and Agreements we have made (dwarf planet Orcus), over the course of many Lifetimes, that have exposed us to Abuse and Allowed Privilege to Flow to us.

If you’re forced to Surrender Privilege, Know that when the current door Closes, More and Better doors will Open.  We’re also Shedding Guilt here – see the Self-Abandonment Full Moon II post at https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2019/11/13/self-abandonment-full-moon-ii/We can’t move into 5D if our Abundance is Shadowed by Guilt.  Here’s the Mercury Station chart…

There is tremendous Grace in this chart…

  • The foci of the two T-Squares Trine one another.
  • One T-Square is a Self-Resolving Diamond Star, the other has a Triple Trine Bridge.
  • Each corner of each T-Square makes a Trine Bridge to the other T-Square.
  • The Mercury Station itself forms a Water Grand Trine with Klotho and Nessus.
  • The Grand Trine makes two Kites, leaving an Almost-Grand Sextile…

The almost-complete blue hexagram enfolding the entire chart (the Almost-Grand Sextile) is one of the more positive Blessings the planets can give us, with the Caveat that we have to take the first Step to Activate the Grace.  We do that by carefully Nurturing the Seeds we have planted – the New Patterns we adopt will need Repetitions to cement them into solid Habits, and we will need to Consciously Support them as they Grow (the Vacancy in the Almost-Grand Sextile is 11 Taurus, “A woman watering flowers in her garden”; the Vacancy shows the Energy that we have to provide to Start the Flow).

Abuse Week 1

November 18, 2019

Remember a while back when the symbol for Abuse and Privilege (dwarf planet Nessus) was crossing the symbol for Invasive Memories (dwarf planet OR10) and we were very busy Enduring, and hopefully, Letting Go of lots of old Abuse Memories?  (See https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/cycles/nessus-or10/.)  We get big-time flashbacks this week, as both of these dwarf planets are Strong (Stationary) on the same day again.  Fortunately, the symbol for Ending TimeLines (asteroid Atropos) is also Strong this week; that should help.  The schedule looks like this…

Up until 11am PST 20 November 2019 – Mercury (Communication, Analysis) turns Direct at 12 Scorpio.  We usually pretty much ignore Mercury because a primary thesis of ours is that the more frequently astroevents recur, the more practice we have with them, and the more Routine is our Experience of them – and Mercury does most everything frequently.  But this event stands out because Mercury has been Dancing in Scorpio (Diving Deep to Get to the Bottom of Things) at the same time as the Truth Twins (asteroids Aletheia and Veritas) were Diving Deep.

The Mercury Station chart very much introduces Abuse Week, as the symbol for Abuse and Privilege (dwarf planet Nessus) and that for Making Emotional Decisions (the Moon Merged with dwarf planet Orcus) are Challenged (Squared) by the symbol for Beginning New TimeLines (asteroid Klotho).  Meanwhile our Lifetime Template (the Nodal Axis) is Challenged by the need to Confront our Fate (asteroid Moira) and our Codependence (dwarf planet Hylonome).

On the plus side of the ledger, there is Great Emotional Grace available to us (Mercury-Nessus-North Node Water Grand Trine).

Up until noon PST 21 November, the symbol for Intrusive Memories (dwarf planet OR10) is Strong (Stationary) in 4 Pisces.

Up until 4:30 pm PST 21 November, the symbol for Abuse and Privilege (dwarf planet Nessus) is Strong (Stationary) in 9 Pisces.

Up until 2pm PST 22 November, the symbol for Ending Timelines (asteroid Atropos) is Strong (Stationary) at 7 Aries.

In addition to being close together in Time, these four Stations are all within a few Degrees of each other, at 4, 7, 9, and 12 Degrees.  That means we’re likely to Experience them as All One Event.  If we’ve been practicing at Becoming Conscious of our Karma so we can Choose Different Habits – as the astrology has been coaching us to do since at least the End of Time As We Know It and the Uranus-Pluto Square in 2012 – we can look forward to saying a final Goodbye to some old unpleasant Habits of being “in the wrong place at the wrong time” and getting Abused for it.

And if we’ve been practicing at Becoming Conscious of our Karma so we can Choose Different Habits, we can also look forward to getting Called Out on some old pleasant Habits of being in a position of Power and practicing Privilege.  Whenever you Exercise Privilege, someone else receives Abuse.

If we have NOT been practicing at Becoming Conscious of our Karma, we may well find ourselves in a “last straw” situation, “blowing up” at being Abused again, and finally setting a solid Boundary to prevent its recurrence.  Bravo!  May you be Bulletproof and Bullyproof!

And similarly, if we have NOT been practicing at Becoming Conscious of our “Good” (favorable to our Ego, that is) Karma or Privilege, we may find ourselves seriously shot down for Unconsciously Abusing someone.  These days that can have serious repercussions on our Reputation, Career, Relationships, and even Criminal Status.

For instance, the Billionaire Class is coming under fire for their Sociopathic Avarice these days.  Till recently they’ve been treated as if they were Gods.  The Occupy Movement and its Identification of the rest of us as “the 99%” was a necessary start, but you saw how quickly it faded into Obscurity.  This time may be more lasting.  Even some of the Billionaires are calling for a Jubilee.

Racism may be becoming more obvious as well.  A few years ago the media, the NFL, and the government conspired to take a protest against Open Season for the police to shoot to kill young black men, and Spin it into “disrespect for the flag.”  Masterful as PR, but unspeakably Evil as public or quasi-public policy, and as “journalism.”  Colin Kaepernick is becoming more visible again, with a public workout this last weekend.  Maybe there will be forward motion on Privilege and Abuse.

More on these themes and charts as the week progresses.

Truth and Fear

October 29, 2019

Big Showdown at Halloween over what’s True and whether or not many people can Stand Still for their Fear and face the Scary Truth.

The October 31, 2019 (9am PDT) Station (Strengthening) of Mercury (Communication, Travel, mind) is Merged with no less than four other planets…

  • Pallas (Boundaries).  All this is in Scorpio, so few will be happy until the Boundaries of Truth are pretty Clear.
  • Veritas (Truth of the mind), which likes Facts with Clear Boundaries.
  • Venus (our Values).  If Truth doesn’t match our Values, do we Modify our Values, or do we Condemn the Truth?
  • Aletheia (Truth of the Heart), which likes to lean into our Values.

So it sounds like there may not be a lot of Tolerance for Bullshit, especially since all this is going on in Scorpio, whose Bottom Line is Getting to the Bottom of Things.

Truth though is a Trickster (Mercury).  Truth is in general an Either/Or sorta thing.  That means only the Dualistic “Left Brain” Understands it, making it Moralistic, aka Political.  Our more Spiritual and Holistic side (the “Right Brain”) groks that since Reality is Multifarious and Unitary, there are many – infinitely many actually – different Perspectives.  Depends on where we’re Standing and what we’re Expecting.

The Fear here is equally Dualistic, from Insightful to Dangerous, depending on how Conscious we are with our Fear of the Truth, and for that matter how Conscious we are of the Truth of our Fear.  Most of us Cover much of our Fear with Judgment.  We have to Open our Heart to the roots of our Judgments before we can even become Aware of our Fear.

Since our Judgments will be Lit Up here, in ways that may cause us Difficulty, it may Behoove us to put some forethought into our Pet Peeves and other Judgments, especially the ones that stop us from doing what we would really Enjoy were it not for our Resistance.  What would you Love to do, but don’t because it’s too Inconvenient or Embarrassing or Difficult or Scary?  What did you used to Enjoy a lot, but you don’t do any more because you now have other Commitments or Limitations?

The Mercury Station crowd Opposes dwarf planet Sedna (Converting Fear to Power, or absent that, Terror that leads to Irrational Acts). 

Sedna sits between the Fixed Stars Algol, whose name in Chinese means “Piled Up Corpses,” and Alcyone, which is about Insight.  Alcyone can get Moralistic too, however, having to do with the Judgment of the Dead – fitting for Halloween.  And Algol is the Eye of Medusa, the Mysterious Female Power that so Terrifies the Patriarchy that it’s prone to Massacring its Enemies when it Regresses to Past Lives and Confuses them with Sabre-Toothed Tigers.

This Samhain Showdown is high-stakes, as our Survival is Involved, in more ways than one.  Our backs are to the wall with regard to Climate Change, and all of its Implications for how the Future evolves.

We can easily attribute Climate Change to dwarf planets Pholus and Quaoar dancing together, which they’ve been doing for many years and will continue to do for many more.  There is more popular Will to work on it because they now Dance on the Cusp of Capricorn (Just Fix It) instead of Sagittarius (Let It Go). 

And they’re now joined by dwarf planet Ixion (our Hidden Genius), which could spawn a lot of new ideas for Fixing It – we’re seeing that daily, with for example large-scale commitments to Regenerative Agriculture and Carbon Sequestration in Soil and Trees.  Just yesterday I read about this newly invented machine – http://news.mit.edu/2019/mit-engineers-develop-new-way-remove-carbon-dioxide-air-1025.

To Survive, Ascension is Required – either to save our own ass by Exiting the Competitive Trauma-Drama, or to lift the Earth Herself into the Miracle of Collaborative and Constructive Recovery.  The Earth is like an airplane losing cabin pressure – tend to your own Ascension before you help others with theirs, because it helps no one if you both suffocate in 3D, and you want to be a good Mirror for them so they can see where they need to go, if they want to.

Don’t do it the way this guy did when he tried to Ascend on his way to work and take the bus with him, not realizing that in 5D we can just Beam ourselves Up…

The Pholus-Quaoar-Ixion Stellium sits Opposite to dwarf planet Chaos (Unlimited Potential).  The message here is that we need to climb out of the box of our Limiting Beliefs if we want to Manifest the Miracles that are available when Anything Is Possible.

The Challenge is whether or not we’re Willing to Expand our Horizons to Adjust our Values to, and Integrate our Insights with, the new Truths we’ve seen, rather than continuing to Reject them because we may not be able to easily fit into our 3D Life without Painful Changes.  We may also have to Consciously Suspend Disbelief when our new Insights don’t match what we Learned in School.

The Pholus-Quaoar-Ixion Opposition to Chaos is T-Squared (Challenged) by asteroid Juno (Growth in Consciousness).

But there’s even a bigger picture, as the Universe is Asking us to discard our a priori Conclusions about how Truth and Fear interact, and Open Up to new, Paradoxical views of their Dance together.

The Mercury Station chart also maps out a Yin Gate Mystery School.  The central axis of the Yin Gate, where we have to Open to Mystery and Surprise, is the Mercury/et al-to-Sedna Opposition.  The Yin Gate requires a four-Degree Sensitivity, but exceeding our usual three Degrees is warranted because the added planet is Eris (Revelation of What’s Been Denied), and the whole chart is about Denial.

Mercury’s turning backward, and it will back up from 29 Scorpio to 11 Scorpio.  This Degree Zone is about Getting to the Bottom of the Truth about our Held Emotions (10-20 Scorpio, the Pisces Decanate of Scorpio) and Exploring the Truth of Who and What We Want to Nurture afterwards (20-30 Scorpio, the Cancer Decanate of Scorpio). 

Mercury’s first forward pass through this Degree Zone spanned 11-31 October (11-18 October in the Held Emotions Zone and 19-31 in the Nurture Zone).  So the meat of the Issues we’re addressing now probably came to a head during 11-18 October.

When a planet turns Retrograde, it Reviews the material it’s already covered, with a fine-tooth comb.  So we’ll be Reviewing the Nurture Zone from 31 October till 10 November (“Is it your Self-Love you’re Nurturing here, or are you still Giving Away your Power?”). 

Meanwhile, our two Truth asteroids (Aletheia and Veritas) leave Scorpio and go on into Sagittarius (Letting Go) on 2 November (Truth of the Heart, Aletheia) and 9 November (Truth of the mind, Veritas).  That will probably feel like a Lightening of Tension.

Mercury then goes back over the Held Emotions that we’re Letting Go Of from 11-20 November (“Is that really how you want to Live your Life, or do you think you might want to be More Loving with yourself instead?”). 

On 20 November Mercury turns Direct again, and recrosses the same terrain for the third time.  During this pass, if we’ve done our homework during the first two passes, we’ll Build Confidence about how much we’ve Let Go Of. 

If we haven’t done our homework, we’ll be Re-Experiencing the Issues we’ve been working on since early October.  Mercury crosses the Held Emotions Zone again from 21 November to 1 December, and then the Nurture Zone again from 2-8 December.

Here’s the chart…

The lighter lines are drawn to the planet that’s four Degrees from the Mercury Station, dwarf planet Eris.  The Yin Gate is the blue box (Golden Rectangle, in astrologuese) marked off my Eris, Chaos, Haumea, and Ixion et al.  It encloses the two green Xs and the central red line (Opposition) connecting Sedna to Mercury et al.

New Awareness 1

July 6, 2019

As we approach 9 July we’re regaled with a Big Increase in our Awareness (Mercury Stationary in 5 Leo 4pm PDT 7 July) of our Victimhood (Chiron Stationary in 6 Aries 4:30 pm PDT 8 July)  and of our Hidden Genius (dwarf planet Ixion Initiates asteroid Bee-Zed in 28 Sagittarius 1:30 pm PDT 8 July), which results in a Significant Rebirth for us (dwarf planet Haumea Stationary in 25 Libra 2:30 pm PDT 9 July).

We need to parse this, one phrase at a time…

The Awareness parameter (Mercury) links with great Blessings (Grand Trine and Kite) to our Ability to Manifest (Makemake), our Victimhood (Karma-Chiron), and Sustainability (Ceres), which is a fabulous Gift.  It also connects (via a Tricolor) to our Soul (Square to Uranus) and our Survival Instincts (Quincunx to Quaoar-Pholus).  Our Soul is best served if we don’t try to pin down our Survival Instincts too precisely, but we instead use them as General Guidance (the Quincunx in the Tricolor, which Advises us to stay in Curiosity), helping them to help us become Aware of their broad suggestions, and Letting specifics unfold as we and others Co-Create our Futures.

However, this Awareness is highly Complex because it’s Merged with (Conjunct) our Anger (Mars), our Vitality (Varuna), and our Self-Love (Sappho).  We need to be particularly Alert to our Anger, as it’s likely to be the doorway to our Increased Awareness of our Victimhood and our Genius.  For one reason or another most of us were Punished in our Youth for displaying our True Genius, and whether it’s Conscious or not, most of us are still Angry about that.  So if we’re Alert enough to catch the scent, we may be able to track down our Genius where She is hiding.

Enervation or Self-Doubt could also be doorways to our Genius.  Be careful to look beyond any Negative Thoughts and Emotions that arise to find the person who is Thinking or Feeling Negative, and Lovingly and Gently interview them.  Start with “How old are you?”  See if you can Discover why they’re Negative.  If you’re irreparably Merged, you might have to Ask “How old am I?” instead, and try to Discover why you were Negative at that age.

The Victimhood variable (Chiron) here is more than “just” your seemingly-Unhealable wounds, it includes your Karmic Baggage (asteroid Karma Conjunct Stationary Chiron).  We sometimes forget that Victimhood is Reversible, and many times we don’t even Realize that we’re embedded in our Victimhood – we’ve been there so long we just think that’s the way the World is.  But Karma is just a Habit, and it’s foiled by Becoming Conscious of it and Creating new Habits that plug in where the Old ones used to be.

If you’re anywhere less than Bliss, you’re in some way in a Victimhood trap, even if you don’t know it.  If you can Imagine being in Bliss, get in the habit of spending some time there every day.  If you can’t Imagine it, try saying “You Poor Sweetheart, Something is Holding you Back, isn’t it.”  And then, of course, Change the Subject – instead of either Bliss or Victimhood, think of a Purple Elephant.  Then go about your business.

The Focus of the astrological Configuration that Awareness and Victimhood – and Sustainability (Ceres) – are part of (Grand Tribe and Kite), is Manifestation (Makemake at the head of the Kite).  That’s where we’re heading, toward Manifesting What We Want.  If we spend time thinking and feeling What We Don’t Want, that’s what we’ll Manifest.  We might see that happening very quickly here.  Form follows Energy.  When we Imagine (that’s Energy) Bliss, we Create the Potential for Bliss to Manifest.  Whether it does or not depends on how many other Energies we’re Creating, Consciously and Unconsciously.

If we’re still Angry at Dad for not letting us pound on the Piano keys while he was watching TV, we may have an Unconscious Thought and Feeling that we don’t have Permission to have What We Want, and that our Unique Genius is Forbidden to Express themself.  If we grew up in an Either/Or household with lots of Rules, we may not even have Permission to Be our True Self, let alone Express our Genius!  Keep an eye out for themes like these in your Life over the next while.

Here’s the chart for the Awareness and Victimhood half of the Energy that dominates through 9 July…

Notice how Gloriously Symmetrical this chart is.  Symmetry is a hint that the chart is likely to Create Balance.  Let It In.

2019 Q3 I

June 30, 2019

The Stations and Moons and other major astroevents in the third quarter of 2019 line up below.  Notice how often 0-7 Degrees and 22-28 Degrees are Lit Up repeatedly, marking these Degree Zones as major issues for us.  These are Zones of Transition, so we can Expect lots of Changes.  If we slide these two together, we get one Zone from 22 Degrees to 7 Degrees of the next sign, exactly 50% of the Zodiac.  Yet, not counting the Sign Changes, between 1 July and 14 September, fully 83% of the major events reside in this Transition Zone.

And between 7 and 31 July, Mercury Retrogrades over all but a few Degrees of the entire Zone, backing up from 5 Leo to 24 Cancer.  Including its two Direct passages, Mercury is in this Zone from 20 June through the Ides of August.  So we can’t say we’re blindsided!  Mercury is the symbol for Awareness, so whatever issues have arisen since the Solstice, or arise in the next week, those are the issues that we’ll be Dancing with for the next three months.

Mercury’s Journey will be about Separating our Identity from our Emotions (the Pisces Decanate of Cancer and the Leo Decanate of Leo; a Decanate is 10 Degrees) and about Distinguishing Sympathy from Compassion and our Identity from Both (the Taurus and Gemini Duads of Cancer and the Leo and Virgo Duads of Leo; a Duad is 2½ Degrees).

Compassion cares deeply about the Suffering of Other, but it’s Neutral about the Outcome.  That sounds like an Oxymoron, but it’s actually a Paradox.  Contradictions exist only in the Dualistic mind; in the Unitary and Multidimensional Universe, there are no Contradictions.  If you can possibly give yourself Permission to Reframe Contradictions into Paradoxes, and Accept that as Reasonable, you’re on your way to Growing Out of your “Left” Brain and adding circuitry to your Corpus Callosum that will improve your Recognition of and Response to your Intuition and Instincts.

Sympathy is an Identification with, a form of Codependence.  Your Sympathy cares about the Outcome, because you’re Merged with the Object of your Sympathy, so the Outcome Happens to You.  Do you see how Important your Identity is in this Equation?  You can actually Manifest Disease with Sympathy, it you work hard enough at it.  Compassion won’t Create Disease, but it can Create Healing.

What We Feel and Who We Are, are two very different things.  Emotions are extremely Valuable parts of our Intuition and our Instincts – when we Feel them.  When we Become them, they Lose their Value.  It’s like kayaking on a fast-moving River.  As long as we’re Feeling our Emotions, we can successfully navigate the Rapids.  When we start to Become our Emotion, we go under, and if we don’t right ourself quickly, we Lose the Plot – or worse.

Now, how often are we Aware that We Have An Identity, let alone What It Is in that moment.  Once we Become an Emotion, Who’s left to Notice?  It’s Important then that we make a Habit of Asking ourself, frequently, Who Am I Right Now?  Where Is My Identity In This Moment?  It’ll be a puzzling Question at first, but keep at it.  The Answer isn’t nearly as Important as Asking the Question.  When we become Aware of a Splinter of Consciousness distinct from the Emotions or Thoughts or Trance that has us by the throat in that moment, we can Grow the Splinter by Tapping, or Poor-Sweethearting ourself, or Cancel-Neutralize-Upgrading our Self-Abusive Thoughts.

Here’s where Mercury will Dance between now and mid-August…

  • 1-3 July, 4 Degrees
  • 4-10 July, 5 Degrees
  • 11-13 July, 4 Degrees
  • 14-15 July, 3 Degrees
  • 16 July, 2 Degrees
  • 17-18 July, 1 Degrees
  • 19 July, 0 or 30 Degrees
  • 20-21 July, 29 Degrees
  • 22 July, 28 Degrees
  • 23-24 July, 27 Degrees
  • 25-26 July, 26 Degrees
  • 27-30 July, 25 Degrees
  • 31 July-1 August, 24 Degrees
  • 2-4 August, 25 Degrees
  • 5-6 August, 26 Degrees
  • 7 August, 27 Degrees
  • 8-9 August, 28 Degrees
  • 10 August, 29 Degrees
  • 11 August, 30-1 Degrees
  • 12 August, 2 Degrees
  • 13 August, 3 Degrees
  • 14 August, 4 Degrees
  • 15 August, 5-6 Degrees
  • 16 August, 7 Degrees

Print this list out, and write all of your natal planets that are between 22 and 7 Degrees (22-30 and 0-7) on the list, next to each line, ignoring the Signs.  Don’t worry about being exact – we’ve got a couple of days of leeway, and it will vary a bit depending on where we in the World anyway.  Then, each day, Ask yourself,

“Does my Identity Today – Who I Am At This Moment – seem to Relate in any way to that (or those) natal planets of mine?” 

Don’t worry about the Answer; the important thing is Asking the Question, and being Curious about what Thoughts and Feelings arise as a result.  If you end up Confused, fabulous!  That’s the best possible Outcome.  Let yourself Feel your Confusion, it’s the first sign of Growth.  If you try to Figure it Out, you Lose.  Growth only happens when you Allow Confusion.

 

Here’s a draft blow-by-blow account of the next three months…

2 July (noon PDT), New Moon and Total Solar Eclipse (South Pacific, South America) 11 Cancer

6 July (6:30 pm PDT), asteroid Karma (Habits) enters Aries

7 July (4pm PDT), Mercury (Communication) Station 5 Leo

8 July (1:30 pm PDT), Ixion Initiates Bee-Zed (Transcendence) 28 Sagittarius

8 July (4:30 pm PDT), Chiron (Despair/Miracles) Station 6 Aries

9 July (2:30 pm PDT), Haumea (Rebirth) Station 25 Libra

13 July (6pm PDT), asteroid Nemesis (Ego Death) enters Leo

16 July (2:30 pm PDT), Full Moon and Partial Lunar Eclipse 25 Capricorn

17 July (noon PDT), Ceres (Sustainability) Station 1 Sagittarius

20 July (7 pm PDT), Eris (Revelation) Station 25 Aries

25 July (8:30 pm PDT), asteroid Veritas (Truth to the Mind) enters Scorpio

31 July (8pm PDT), New Moon 9 Leo

31 July (9pm PDT), Mercury (Awareness) Station 24 Cancer

5 August (3pm PDT), Karma (Karma) Station 3 Aries

6 August (4:30 pm PDT), dwarf planet Pholus (Response-Ability) backs into Sagittarius

11 August (6:30 am PDT), Jupiter (Expansion) Station 15 Sagittarius (Great Attractor)

11 August (7:30 pm PDT), Uranus (Individual Soul) Station 7 Taurus

15 August (5:30 am PDT), Full Moon 23 Aquarius

17 August (11:30 pm PDT), asteroid Aletheia (Truth of the Heart) enters Scorpio

18 August (6pm PDT), asteroid Moira (Fate/Choice) enters Virgo

20 August (11:30 pm PDT), Atropos (Ending TimeLines) Station 24 Aries

23 August (12:30 p,m PDT), asteroid Klotho (Beginning a New TimeLine) enters Gemini

23 August (5pm PDT), asteroid Juno (Edges of Consciousness) enters Virgo

24 August (10am PDT), Mars Initiates Venus (Relationship Reset) 4 Virgo

24 August (2am PDT), asteroid Pallas (Boundaries) enters Scorpio

29 August (8:30 am PDT), Sedna (Fear/Power) Station 28 Taurus

30 August (3:30 am PDT), New Moon 7 Virgo

2 September, asteroid Sappho (Self-Love) enters Virgo

3 September, asteroid Karma (Inertia) backs into Pisces

4 September, Eurydike (Trust) Station 2 Aquarius

5 September, asteroid Lachesis (Changing TimeLines) enters Leo

10 September, Ixion (Hidden Genius) Station 27 Sagittarius

13 September, Hopi (Universal Regard) Station 14 Capricorn

13 September (9:30 pm PDT), Full Moon 22 Pisces

14 September, Quaoar (Survival Instincts) Station 2 Capricorn

14 September, Pholus (Response-Ability) Station 30 Sagittarius

15 September, Saturn (Priorities) Stationary Conjunct South Node (Held Emotions) 14 Capricorn

18 September, Saturn (The Most Important Thing) (Ego Deathx Station 14 Capricorn

21 September, Hylonome (Self-Sovereignty) Station 11 Capricorn

23 September (1am PDT), Libra Equinox, 0 Libra

24 September, Asbolus (Intuition) Station 24 Gemini

24 September, Vesta (Beliefs) Station 28 Taurus

27 September, Bee-Zed (Transcendence) Station 18 Sagittarius

27 September, asteroid Nemesis (Ego Death) enters Virgo

28 September (11:30 am PDT), New Moon 6 Libra

28 September, Chaos (Unlimited Potential) Station 27 Gemini

28 September, Chariklo (Self-Confidence) Station 20 Capricorn

 

No Limits IV

March 4, 2019

The third chart that’s relevant to this week, in addition to…

  • The 5 March (3:30 pm PST) Station of dwarf planet Chaos (Unlimited Potential) in 24 Gemini (see No Limits II, two posts ago)
  • The 6 March (8am PST) New Moon in 16 Pisces (see No Limits III, the previous post)

…is the chart for the 5 March (10:30 am PST) Station of Mercury in 30 Pisces, which also covers the 6 March (12:30 pm PST) Entry of Uranus into Taurus.  This third chart looks like so…

Mercury is about Communication.  When it goes Retrograde, as it’s doing now, the standard interpretation is that Travel becomes Difficult.  Like other arenas, Consciousness fixes so much of our would-be Fate.  If you’ve already scheduled Travel for March, be mindful that there could be hiccups, and if you meet them with Humor and the Expectation that they’ll be minor, they’ll probably prove to be so.  Every thought is a Prayer after all.  Ruminating on the Downside Empowers it, especially with Chaos Lit Up – Chaos can represent Unlimited Potential for Hassle if we Invite it to.

Mercury comes up to within a half Degree of the Start-Over Place, the Cusp of Aries (which symbolizes Creative Energy).  Now it’s turning about and will mosey back to the Midpoint of Pisces (which represents Letting Go of Emotions) at the end of March.  The Big Deal here is that its Station reaches across the aisle and Conjoins recently-Ensconced-in-Aries Chiron, the Adept of Converting Despair to Miracle.  This will color the entire three weeks of Mercury’s Regression.

The Message is that we want to be Ready to Poor-Sweetheart any Emotional setbacks we encounter in March.  That should get Easier after the Equinox, when asteroid Atropos (Endings) Enters Pisces.  Poor-Sweethearting our Feelings is very different from Denying, Ignoring, Suppressing, or Disregarding them, even though Poor-Sweethearting only takes a few minutes.  Poor-Sweethearting Acknowledges them Respectfully and Compassionately, and when the Human Unit is working properly, that’s all that’s necessary.

If we’re dealing with Karmic Held Emotions, we’ll find more homework – for instance, “You Poor Sweetheart, you feel like you’re Dying, don’t you” or “You Poor Sweetheart, you feel like you’d rather Die than Experience that again, don’t you.”  But we may be surprised at how Powerful even that is.

And of course, if we are in the habit or Denying, Ignoring, Suppressing, or Disregarding all or some of our Emotions, we could spend a lot of time floundering around not Knowing what the heck is happening to us.  “You Poor Sweetheart, you don’t know what you’re Feeling, do you” might be our new anthem.

Mercury-Chiron also makes a Square (Challenge) to Pholus-Ixion on the Cusp of Capricorn.  Pholus (our Desire or Need to Get Serious about Owning our Self-Sabotage) in Capricorn (Just Fix It!) is in the process of detaching itself from dwarf planet Ixion (our Forbidden Genius) which is still in Sagittarius (The Way Out Is To Let Go).  This Promises Impatience, as Pholus chomps at the bit while Ixion Lingers over finding and cutting the last few bits of the Shame that has kept It in Chains.

Uranus, symbol for Soul, Enters Taurus 4½ hours after the New Moon, telling us that we may Need to Address Health Issues before the Soul can Enter Flesh in its Full Glory (Trumpets, Chorus of Angels, etc).  Our Life Force (Varuna) is Challenged (T-Square) by the Need to Resolve any Apparent Conflict (Opposition) between the Rebirth (Haumea) available when we Adjust our Boundaries (Pallas) to Reflect our Heart’s Truth (Aletheia), and our Soul’s Purpose (Uranus).

Brenda Hoffman’s Channeling for today reflects this Life Force and Health theme…

https://lifetapestrycreations.wordpress.com/2019/03/04/cellular-muck-is-out-of-here/

In other words, you’re probably Well Aware of the Habit Patterns that Impact your Vitality, but so far you haven’t Motivated yourself enough to Change them.  But now it’s Time to quit procrastinating, and Change your Lifestyle.  Your Lack of Motivation indicates that you need to reach across the Low Stone Wall and Enlist the Aid of the Unconscious.

R.J. Stewart (in The Underworld Initiation: A Journey Toward Psychic Transformation) tells us that this model of Consciousness-Unconsciousness is wrong, at least relative to Gaelic Tradition.  What we see as the Unconscious is actually Another, very Real, World.  A Parallel Life as it were, if we Personalize it.  Which is fine – rather than Enlisting “the Unconscious” we can Enlist our Parallel!  That has Advantages anyway.

We Enlist the Aid of the Unconscious, and of our Parallels and Guides and Angels, by using PIAVA (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava-review/).

The “V,” for Visualization, will be handy here.  Alternatively or Additionally, you can also “Feelize” – Feeling Into A Future instead of Seeing it in your “mind’s Eye.”  Our Objective is a Healthy and Vigorous Body for our Soul to use as its Vehicle.  The more time we can spend Seeing ourself cast in that Image and/or Feeling what we’ll Feel when we arrive there, the better.  We could even Imagine ourself Changing the World by Speaking Clearly and Powerfully, or by Extending our Power through our Hara.

The point is that we want to Psychically Practice Being who we need to Become, and we want to make it a major Agenda item on our daily schedule.  This Practice is likely to Awaken Fears that we’ve been Hiding from ourself, probably Fears related to the way our Forbidden Genius was Shamed into Hiding.  Theta Healing would be a good PIAVA to use on these Fears – “God/Goddess, I Command that I Choose to Conclude these Fear Timelines, Lovingly, Rapidly, and Safely.  It Is Done, It Is Done, It Is Done!  Thank you God/Goddess!  Show me!”

We’re referring here to the Merger of Sedna (Fear) and Lachesis (Consciously Choosing to End a Timeline) which ties together the Mercury Station, the Uranus Sign Change, our Health Challenge, and the Recovery of our Forbidden Genius.  We can look forward to a Momentous March!

“Experiments show that the focus of our attention changes reality itself and suggest that we live in an interactive universe.”  Gregg Braden, The Spontaneous Healing of Belief, p.x.

Some relevant articles follow.  First, the most Comprehensive (and Clear and Short!) Perspective I’ve seen on the Schumann Resonance, also called the “Heartbeat of the Earth,” which has been fibrillating…

https://drjoedispenza.net/blog/consciousness/what-does-the-spike-in-the-schumann-resonance-mean/

Second, a useful Perspective on Relating to Nature, aided of course by Attunement to the new Schumann Resonance…

https://qz.com/1557308/psychoterratica-is-the-trauma-caused-by-distance-from-nature/

Third, two independent Processes for Directly Improving our Health…

https://www.pccmarkets.com/sound-consumer/2019-03/eat-organic-lower-cancer-risk-by-25/

https://www.pccmarkets.com/sound-consumer/2019-03/new-study-finds-less-diabetes-with-organics/

We want to add a comment to these, however.  They refer to Eating Organic Food, but based on my Experience and on everything else I know, Eating Organic is not quite enough, as part of the lethality of the SAD or Standard American Diet, is Packaged Food, Organic or Otherwise.  So it’s more about Eating Organic Fruits and Vegetables and Paying Attention to Fiber, though the Diabetes article advises that if you’re Eating Meat, Eggs, and/or Dairy, make those Organic as well.  And be Cautious with All Packaged food.  Restaurants, unless they’re Organic, become anathema.

It’s not generally known, but almost all “conventional” (ie, Non-Organic) Grains and Sugars are saturated with Glyphosate (Roundup) immediately before harvest, leaving them highly contaminated.  As an FDA-certified Antibiotic, Glyphosate, by allowing only your most destructive gut flora to survive, literally Eats your stomach lining, which is (or was) the Front Line of your Immune System.  If for any reason you Avoid Gluten, you may have noticed that it’s almost impossible to find Organic Gluten-Free Grains.  These people – https://www.happycampersgf.com/ – are a welcome exception.

If you know your Local Farmers, it doesn’t have to be Certified Organic (which is expensive), it just has to use Organic Methods and eschew Toxic Chemicals.  To Resolve Apparent Conflict between the Rebirth available when we Adjust our Boundaries to Reflect our Heart’s Truth and our Soul’s Purpose, we may have to Adjust our Budget Priorities, and/or Get Creative about how we Obtain our Food.  The Environmental Working Group (https://www.ewg.org/) and the Cornucopia Institute (https://www.cornucopia.org/) may be helpful.

No Limits

March 1, 2019

A new week, a new chart.  Or three.  And well, there are Limits.  But they’re your Limits, not Limits to the Universe.  It’s a great week to Stretch.  We get four Big and Stretchy astroevents in the next several days…

The Station of dwarf planet Chaos on 5 March (3:30 pm PST) at 24 Gemini is the Biggie.  Chaos is what was there before Zeus and his cronies Declared the Patriarchy.  Of course to them that meant nothing of note.  But we know it was the time of the Yin Female with all of Her Magic.  Greek Mythology is all about Disempowering Women so men can Have Their Way.

You can think of Chaos as the pregnant and fecund Zero Point Field or Scalar Field that Greg Braden and others write about.  In fact, I’ve just noticed and ordered one of Greg’s books that I hadn’t seen before, the title of which perfectly describes what this week is all about – The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits.  Can’t wait to read it.

One of the more remarkable things about the Chaos-Station chart is that it’s laced with a phenomenal network of Insights and Epiphanies.  So we can Expect Fun.

The Station of Mercury on 5 March (10:30 am PST) in the Last Degree of Pisces.  We don’t normally pay much Attention to the Inner Planets, because since everyone else does there’s no need for us to repeat, and because they tell us more about Everyday Reality, while we usually deal with the Esoteric and the Sublime.  We’re including this one because it occurs only a third of a Degree from the Aries Cusp, meaning that it represents a Big-Time Finishing for the Dualistic Mind, and it Conjoins Chiron, the planet of Miracles, which just entered Aries ten days ago.

And because the Cusps are what are Lit Up by the several planets that are Changing Signs, most notably Uranus, which Re-Enters Taurus on 6 March (12:30 am) “for good,” or at least, for the next seven years.  Uranus in Taurus is about Soul Inhabiting Flesh.  That’ll Open some Windows for us to Stretch Out Of.

Mercury-Chiron and Uranus are one Sign apart – that’s an “Unx,” or Twelfth-Harmonic Angle.  The Twelfth Harmonic is symbolized by the Hanged Man, but he’s not hanging by his fingernails or his neck.  He hangs by his Heels.  He’s the Pattern-Breaker, Seeing through New Eyes, New Perspectives.  If we look at Soul Descending into Flesh while we’re Upside Down, what do we See?  Ascension.  Just a matter of Perspective.

A New Moon on 6 March (8am PST) at 16 Pisces, Dancing cheek-to-cheek with Ego-Bending Confusion about our Beliefs (Conjunct Neptune and asteroid Vesta and Square Nemesis-Asbolus-Sappho).

So this is a Big Portal that we should much Enjoy.  We’ll also be Letting Go of a lot of Obsolete stuff, so hang loose and Let It Go.  You don’t need it, it’s just holding you back.

Here’s one of last week’s Auroras…

And one of this week’s…

Pink and Green are the Colors of the Fourth Chakra, the Heart.  The door to 5D Opens only to the Heart-Centered.

Wow II

December 3, 2018

When trying to grok something that’s happening, you want to look for Exact Events, to the Arcminute or at least within one Degree, like both Uranus and the Nodes being at 29:06 on 2 December.  For further grokking the Event, let’s back off to 3-Degree Sensitivity – here’s the Uranus-Nodes T-Square on that Time Scale…

Venus (Values) steps in to complete the Grand Cross, and South Node is joined by Vesta (Beliefs) and Klotho (Beginnings).  Since Hupers are Real rather than Dual, they’re filled with Contradictions, and Healthily so.  So there’s no requirement that anyone’s Values and our Beliefs Align with one another.  But if we aim to “Ascend” to a more Collaborative Life, it will behoove us to Align both with our Mission and our Soul – and this Event provides exactly that Opportunity.

We could say that we’re Beginning (Klotho) to Recognize (Mercury Stationary in a Quincunx Bridge across the Soul-Values Opposition) that our Limiting Beliefs (Vesta) have descended from our Held Emotions (South Node) – it’s not that the World is Limited, it’s that The Emotions We Don’t Want to Feel Limit our Experience of the World.  Reading that relative to my Experience of 2 December, I Realize that I Avoid Embarrassment at all costs, and the Avoidance helps to Separate me from What I Want.  Of course it’s never that simple, but nevertheless that is a new Insight.

Chiron (Pain/Miracle), which is Stationary (Strong), makes a Trine Bridge (Easy Path) across the Nodal Axis, suggesting that we may be able to Poor-Sweetheart our Resistance to Growth.  For me that might be “You Poor Sweetheart, you don’t like to be Embarrassed, do you.”

For Newbies or Reminders, see https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/poor-sweetheart/ for more information about Poor-Sweethearting.

Stationary Mercury (Awareness), joined by Trust (Eurydike), also makes a Trine Bridge across the Nodal Opposition, so another Easy Path to Growth in this Timeline is through Trusting our Observations.  So even though my Skeptic is saying, “So what, everybody hates Embarrassment,” I need to Reject that Judgment and Change the Subject.  Changing the Subject is part of making a Poor-Sweetheart Create Miracles.

In fact, Chiron and Mercury-Eurydike are two corners of a Grand Trine (Dumb-Luck Blessings) with the North Node (our Mission in the Lifetime), making a Kite to Klotho-Vesta-South Node, indicating that we very much have the Wind at our Back here.  The Caution is that we don’t want to try to pin it down to concisely, as we’ll go much farther with Questions (or PIAVAs) than Answers (the three Quincunx Bridges).

The Soul-Values (Uranus-Venus) Duality gets Assistance (Trine Bridge) from a Strong Response to our Survival Instincts (Pholus-Quaoar).  However, there’s a Challenging Relationship between our Poor-Sweethearting (Chiron) and our Survival Instincts (Pholus-Quaoar).  We can help Resolve that potential Challenge by Wondering how our Survival Instincts might be Related to our Lifetime Mission – should we be more Cautious, or more Fearless, about our Survival?  That’s a Question.  You don’t want to Answer it (Chiron-Square-Pholus/Quaoar-Quincunx-North Node-Trine-Chiron Tricolor).

While this astroevent is in effect, if you encounter a situation where you aren’t sure whether to take a Risk or seek Security, let it remain an Unanswered Question.  Don’t Answer with your Dualistic Mind; see if you can find a way to let your Body or your Passions or your Spirit Respond Intuitively or Impulsively at the last minute.  The Quincunx is the ultimate PIAVA Angle in astrology.  If you stay within your Conceptual Cage, you’ll just Create more Limiting Beliefs instead of more Growth.

See https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava-review/ if you aren’t absolutely certain what we mean by PIAVA.

Remember that Confusion is the first stage of Growth.

Half-Marathon

November 10, 2018

The next few weeks will be a bit like a half-marathon, as we run through three gauntlets and nine astroevents in rapid succession.

 

First up, on 11 November (1:30pm PST) Ceres moves into Scorpio until almost the end of January.  Ceres is about Sustainability, and Scorpio is about Getting To The Bottom of Things.  We’ve been trying to isolate Sustainable Relationships (Libra) since early September.  Now we just Want a Sustainably Lifestyle.  Well, the Easiest way to Achieve Sustainability is to think in terms of Sustenance. 

Sustenance – What Can We Do Without? – is the flip side of the Sustainability Coin.  You may be considering it already.  Turning off lights when you leave the room?  Thinking about how to get along without something instead of how to get it?  The payoff will Surprise you.  With Sign Changes, the Zeitgeist just Changes.  The more Sensitive you are to the planet and Signs, the sooner you’ll Notice it – if you’re looking, of course.

 

There are three Stations on 15-16 November, so those will keep us occupied till then.  Station Energy is most intense before the Exact Station, building as we approach the Station, then dropping off sharply.  Usually.  There are exceptions, and we need to talk about those.  Remind me.  And asteroid Karma enters Capricorn on the 16th (8pm PST).

Karma’s been in Sagittarius since the Ides of January.  Sagittarius of course is about Letting Go, so we’ve had a good run – haven’t we.  Remember how much more Limited your Life was last winter?  Karma even went Retrograde in Sagittarius, so it hung out there longer, just for us.  It only takes about ten weeks to cross Capricorn instead of ten months.  That’s just as well, because Capricorn, which stands for “Just Do It,” can get us in trouble when it comes to Karma.  Till the end of January, if it’s Habitual, we should “Just Do It For The Last Time.”  Ok?

The three 15-16 November Stations are…

  • Asteroid Moira on 15 November (4am PST).  Moira is about Choice.
  • Venus on 16 November (3am PST), which is about our Values.
  • Mercury on 16 November (5:30 pm PST) – Communication, Awareness, Mentality.

So we’re likely to Experience it as we might Experience a Moira-Venus-Mercury Initiation, meaning we’re becoming Aware that we have Choices around our own Values.  Our Betters make a big deal about Living Up To Our Values, but when you think about it, what they really want you to do is Live Up to Their Values.  You gain a lot of Self-Sovereignty when you see through that Farce.

This isn’t a real Initiation, but if it was, again depending on how Sensitive we are to it, the Energy would be very Strong on both sides of the Exact Intiation, but there would be a Shift in your Attitude.  Beforehand you’d be glib about it as if no one was watching you critically.  Then after the Exact Initiation you’d feel increasingly censured, till you took the Energy Underground.  Which is what you’ll probably do.  For a while.  Unless it’s your Mission.

We should Review Moira a bit.  Moira means Fate.  But Fate happens to us when we’re Unconscious.  When we become Conscious, we Realize we don’t have to do that any more.  Fate + Consciousness = Choice.  So we Interpret Fate as Choice.  Astrology, at least the kind that we do, is about Growing our Consciousness.  So as astrologers we always Ask first and Ask last, “Are you Conscious of this?”  Right?  With an open mind. 

Sure, they teach traditional astrology as if it was as reliable as Engineering.  When I take a course in astrology and assume it’s a seminar, and start contributing the Insights I’ve Learned from astrology, I’m usually “corrected.”  But in Real Life we’re all Different, and you’ll never know when you’re going to meet someone who’s Different from anyone you or the astroelders ever met.  Especially when more of the Others come ashore.

In the Unconscious, Opposites are Equals.  That’s why we’re advised never to use Negation when we PIAVA, and that’s why we often get the Opposite of what we Asked for when we PIAVA (which is a sign of Success).  The Unconscious has Dimensions, but it’s not Dualistic; its Directions are Circular.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with PIAVA, it’s a bottom-line concept to bring into Consciousness for the current Eon – see https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava-review/.

 

The Big Challenge arrives in earnest before 19-20 November.  We’ll Feel this one well before that, because it’s a Biggie, and the three days between the 16th and the 19th aren’t long enough for it to run its course.  So we’ll have to go back and modify the previous Interpretation later.

The Biggie is about Nessus and OR10. Nessus Stands Still on 19 November (7am PST), and OR10 does the same on 20 November (9pm PST).

We’ve done this before recently, many times, as the two were fellow travelers for several years.  They’re no longer fellow travelers (in the sense of being Merged), but when they have Stations together it Feels like they’re Merged again.  Nessus represents Abuse and Privilege, OR10 Invasive Memories.  So this is mostly about Recovering Abuse Memories.  Recovering is the good part, because it’s not possible to Let Them Go while they’re still Unconscious.

Now, while Nessus and OR10 were Merged, we Merged with these not-so-pleasant Memories, usually Feeling Shame or/and Rage in the process.  So we’re likely to Re-Experience that, and being Creatures of Habit (er, Karma, ie Inertia), we’ll be Expecting to Merge with them again.  But we won’t, unless we make that Unconscious Choice.  We don’t need to. 

We can make the Conscious Choice to Dislodge our Identity from them this time, because now the Energies themselves are no longer Merged.  As time goes on they’ll be less and less Merged, so start now or you’ll find yourself Out of Synch with the Universe later.  Whatever sort of Ascension, 5D, Enlightenment, Bliss, Collaboration, Community, Ease, or other kind of Grace you Want to characterize your Future, being Out of Synch with the Universe won’t help at all.

This is Subtle, so Pay Attention.  When someone Abuses us and we Remember, once we get past the Shame, we Want Revenge.  We’ll Forgive eventually (even though that Feels Impossible most of the time), but we Want some kind of Compensation for having Endured that.  It Ruined our Life after all.  But here’s the Secret – Revenge will be so much more Successful if you’re no longer Attached or Identified with your Rage.  Sure, Living Well is the Best Revenge, and that may be the Choice you make.  But even if you Decide that you do want Payback, you’ll be able to exact a finer torture if you’re Neutral.

Remember, Karma is Inertia, not Retribution.  It’s Force of Habit, continuing to Choose an old Habit because it’s the Easiest thing to do – Automatic, in fact.  That’s why we need Consciousness to Abandon our Karma, because we have to Notice it before we can Change it.  Hard to Notice what’s Automatic.  So we aren’t talking about accumulating “Bad Karma” for exacting Revenge.  We’re talking about Teaching someone a Lesson they won’t Forget. 

So what if they’re Old now; we take our Karma with us to Other Lifetimes, so they’ll continue to Abuse if they don’t Learn their Lesson.  They need to be able to Notice what it feels like to be Abused, and they need to Realize that Other People aren’t their Property to be used as toys.  Once you’ve Let Go of your Rage, you’ll be able to plan an exquisite curriculum for them.  Dull blades are Harder to Ignore.  As they say, Forgive the Person, not the Behavior.  But first you have to show them that the two are Different.  As long as they’re Unconscious, the Behavior is the Person.

Now, about Forgiveness.  Like any other sort of Consciousness, Forgiveness isn’t a Decision, it’s a Discovery.  One day we just Notice that we don’t hold ill will against them any more.  Yes, we can make a Choice to Forgive – it’s just a PIAVA, but that’s really a Choice to enter into the process of Forgiving.  It’s unlikely to take you to Forgiveness straightaway, unless you were ready anyway. 

We always need to “Be Careful What We Ask For,” or better yet, “Be Mindful of What We’ve Asked For,” so we can monitor and Interpret the Funhouse-Mirror events that PIAVAs can Create when we aren’t quite ready to Receive them.  Like getting sicker initially after we Ask for Healing – we Feel sicker, so we take more of the Toxins that were making us sick.  Or finding Abuse Memories arising after we Ask for Healing of our Abuse.  No, it don’t Feel good, but we have to get them into Consciousness in order to Change them.  If we aren’t Aware of the way Consciousness arrives, we can easily tie ourself in knots.

Now, how are we likely to Experience an OR10-Nessus-Moira-Venus-Mercury faux Initiation, because that’s probably what much of November 10-20 will Feel like?  Well, put all the terms in a sentence.  Invasive Memories, Abuse, Choice, Values, Awareness.  Maybe something like Becoming Aware that we have Choice around the Values that we Created for ourself as a result of early Abuse that we now Remember?  Or becoming Aware that we have Repressed Memories of Abuse, and Choosing to Alter our Values to make room for their Recovery?

 

The Full Moon on the Cusp of Gemini follows closely, on 22 November (9:30 pm PST), and Neptune Stands Still shortly after that, on 25 November (5pm PST) at the Midpoint of Pisces.  The Cusp of Gemini is the quintessential point of Letting Go.  Neptune is a Powerful planet, so we’re likely to begin to Feel some Neptune Energy before we’re done with our Big Challenge.  The most Important thing to Remember about Neptune is that it renders the Material World Confusing. 

It also adds Clarity to our view of the Spiritual World, but that Confusion is what we want to Pay Attention to here, because Confusion is the First Sign of Growth, and Growth is what we want.  But, we have to Avoid reacting to Confusion by trying to “Figure It Out.”  If we Intellectualize it, we will Restrict our Growth to Zero, because it’s our Intellectual Cage that Constrains our Limited World View and with it our Limited Reality. 

Confusion is one of the most Precious and Powerful Gifts we’ll ever be Given; don’t spoil it by Thinking it out of Existence.  Relish it.  Be Excited by it.  Breathe, do Kegels.  Don’t Tap Out your Confusion; Tap out your Need to Intellectualize your Confusion.

“Even though I’m really tempted to make up Stories that can Rescue me from Feeling Confused, I deeply and completely Love and Accept myself…”  We can’t Tolerate Confusion because it takes us back to when we weren’t Safe, when someone who was supposed to Love us was Abusing us, and it didn’t make sense, and we had to Figure Out how to Escape.  It was a matter of Life and Death.

Like Curiosity, one of our highest Priorities should be Allowing Confusion to be an Emotion that Stands on its own.  A Real Emotion doesn’t have a direct or indirect Object.  It’s “I Feel Angry,” not “I Feel Angry about…” or “-at.”  Feelings are Intransitive, if you know your grammar rules.  The modifiers we so often put on our Feeling-words take them out of the realm of Emotion and put them in the realm of Thought.  The “-about” and “-at” and other Object-like additions are Thoughts, not Feelings.

In Truth, because we’re so seldom in the Present Moment, and because we aren’t Omniscient, we never actually know the Sources of our Emotions.  We Feel Angry.  Period.  We don’t know Why.  We can know what Triggered our Anger, maybe, if we’re Aware of what transpired just before we Felt it.  But even that just tells us what the Trigger was, not the Cause.  We might be Angry because an Unconscious Abuse Memory was just Triggered, and maybe the actual Triggering was a brown coat. 

Sure, we can make up Stories about the person who was wearing the brown coat, to Imagine that they were doing all manner of awful things to us, because our Unconscious Memory is about all manner of awful things.  But they’re Innocent.  Even the Antichrist is Innocent.  We have no idea who in our Personal or Cultural or Karmic History he reminds us of.  Pontius Pilate perhaps, or Brad the Impaler, or Adolf Hitler.  For many of us, those Concentration Camps and Death Chambers are a very recent Memory, even in Linear Time.

I was born nine months to the day after the Firebombing of Hamburg.  I didn’t even know Hamburg was Firebombed until I looked up when Dresden was Firebombed because I was wondering why my teachers always said that my German accent sounded so authentic and because I used to paint pictures of cities on fire and because I used to have so many Memories and Experiences of No Way Out.  And then there was the Firebombing of Tokyo – look that one up.  Not to mention Vietnam. 

See, what’d I tell you, Abuse Memories already.

Quantum Jump 13: Eclipse

July 22, 2018

Hate to sound like a stuck record, but the July 27 Total Lunar Eclipse and Full Moon (1:30 pm PDT, though Totality lasts almost two hours, the longest Eclipse of the 21st Century) is all about Blowing Away any remaining impediments to Fully Living our Soul’s Path, Totally Grounded in Hardcopy Reality.

Uranus is T-Squared by Moon-Mars-South Node and Sun-North Node, while Saturn T-Squares the Opposition between Chiron and Makemake.  Or…

Both the Eclipsed Moon (Illumination) Conjunct (Merged with) Mars-South Node (Obsolete Habits around Anger or Guilt) and the Sun (our Essence) Conjunct the North Node (our Mission in the Lifetime) Square (Challenge) Uranus (the Individual Soul), while Saturn (The Most Important Thing) T-Squares (Challenges) the Opposition (Duality) between Chiron (Healing) and Makemake (Manifestation).  Which is to say…

The Eclipse Illuminates our Anger and Guilt to Challenge our Acceptance of our Soul’s Mission in the Lifetime, and The Most Important Thing is to Realize that Healing and Manifesting are One and the Same.

In other words, our Frustration over failing to Manifest our Deepest Desires, and whatever Dis-Ease befalls us, are really the Same Energy, just seen from two different angles.  We may be able to Heal our most difficult Dis-Ease by Accepting that we aren’t here to Manifest our Deepest Desires, we’re here to Strive toward them.  True Life does not Live in the nouns (Desire), it Lives in the verbs (Strive).  Or as they say, it’s not the Destination, it’s the Journey.  Greet each day’s Journey with Wonder, not Expectation.

Relish each episode involving Anger or Guilt that arises; it’s a Window into the Original Sources of your Dis-Ease.  Meet each occurrence with a PIAVA like…

God/Goddess, Creator of All Things, I Command that I Receive a Clear Memory of the Original Source of this Anger or Guilt.  It Is Done, It Is Done, It Is Done.  Thank You, God/Goddess.  Show me.”

If you don’t get an immediate answer, be prepared to soon find yourself in a situation where your Anger or Guilt is triggered.  When it is, Realize that the Present Moment is just Theater, a Play-Action re-creation of your Original Drama.  You don’t need to know who the Original Players were, but it’s Critical that you Forgive them, and Forgive yourself.

Antarctica, Southern and Eastern Africa, the Near East, the ‘Stans, and India get the full Eclipse show…

http://eclipsewise.com/oh/oh-figures/ec2018-Fig04.pdf

It occurs at 5 Aquarius, “A council of ancestors is seen implementing the efforts of a young leader.”  It’ll be interesting when we find out who she is.  The full chart creates a Muffin or Cupcake Configuration…

We’ve positioned it so the Muffin (red sides, green top, blue bottom) is upright.  We’ll continue this discussion soon, but first…

On 25 July (10pm PDT), Mercury turns Retrograde at 24 Leo, Conjunct Aletheia (Truth), till 18 August (9pm PDT) at 11 Leo.  This is the Scorpio-through-Taurus segments of Leo – we’re Learning to Let Go of our Judgments so we can Collaborate to Create Community and a Safe Space for Everyone to Feel All of Their Emotions as Fully as They Need to.  The End Result will be a New, More Stable Reality by early September.

The Mercury Station Illuminates the same Degrees as the multiple Stations and Initiations we wrote about in Quantum Jump 10 (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2018/07/19/quantum-jump-10/), the Highlight of which was Easy Release of All Old Habit Patterns.  I still hope to discuss that chart more fully, as it continues to Live on.

We’re also already Feeling the 7 August Station of Uranus (Soul), especially with Uranus lit up by the Century’s Longest Lunar Eclipse.  It’s like the Universe is giving us remedial time to study our Soul, an Intensive from noon till 3pm PDT on 27 July.  Just imagine that Blood-Red Moon projected onto the Sky like a movie screen, while a movie about your own Soul plays upon it.