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Changes in Latitude

March 18, 2020

Most of us probably have at least a rough idea of how Longitude and Latitude work.  Longitude measures how far east or west of (a line drawn from pole to pole through) London a place is, and Latitude measures how far north or south of the Equator it is. They’re measured in Degrees; up to 180° E or W, and up to 90° N or S.

Our Time Zones are based on Longitude, with adjustments for political boundaries, economic relationships, etc.  For instance, New York and Detroit are in the same Time Zone even though they’re quite a few Degrees apart, and the westernmost part of Michigan that’s in the Eastern Time Zone is only a few miles from what should be the center of the Central Time Zone.

It gets more complicated when you start projecting lines of Longitude and Latitude into the Sky.  Adjustment here aren’t made for the convenience of politics or commerce, but for the ease of astronomy.  The Equator is equidistant from the Poles, but the Polar Axis is tilted relative to our orbit around the Sun.  That’s what gives us our Seasons, as our half of the Planet is tilted toward or away from the Sun.  For astronomers, it’s the plane of our orbit around the Sun that’s far more important than the Equator.

(Now, I’m not an astronomer, so I’ll have to tell you how I understand it to be, which may be a bit different than how an astronomer would describe it.)  Projected into the Sky, the plane of our orbit around the Sun is called the “Ecliptic.”  The Moon’s Nodes, for instance, are the places where the Moon crosses the Ecliptic, North when it’s crossing from below to above and South when it’s crossing from above to below.  Of course that’s “above” and “below” from the Northern Perspective; it’s the other way around when seen from Australia or Argentina or Botswana.

The distance from a planet in the Sky to the Ecliptic is called its “Declination.”  It’s like Latitude, but not quite, because it’s relative to the Ecliptic rather than the Equator, and the relationship between Latitude and Declination changes with the Seasons.  But in a very loose, averagey kind of way, you can think of Declination as a substitute for Latitude, so a planet at 49° N Declination is roughly overhead in Paris, and one at 34° S Declination is roughly overhead in Sydney.

Astrological Longitude gets tricky because of what astrologers call the “Precession of the Equinoxes,” which means that the “Fixed” Stars aren’t really Fixed, when seen from Earth.  Of course, as usual, it’s us that’s moving, not them.  Well, of course they’re moving too, but they’re so far away we can’t really detect it.  But the point is that, relative to our Longitude, the Stars are slowly moving, about 0.84 arcseconds a year.  In 26,000 years or so, they’ll be back to where they are now.

Divide that 26,000 years by 12 (astrologers divide by 12 quite a lot – it’s a Sacred Geometry sort of thing), and you get our roughly-two-millennia-long “Ages,” as in the “Age of Pisces” (which we’re leaving) and the “Age of Aquarius,” which we’re entering.  From our Perspective, its the Equinox that’s moving relative to the Stars.  So when the North Pole is leaning toward the Sun at max (the Northern Spring), the Stars will have moved a little  from where they were last year at this time.

There are actually two different kinds of astrology, one based on the position of the Stars, and one based on the position of the Equinox.  (Of course there are many more, but we only need to consider two here.)  We use “Tropical” astrology, in which 0° Aries is when the North Pole leans toward the Sun at max (which puts the Sun overhead at 23:27° N Latitude, on the “Tropic of Cancer,” hence “Tropical” astrology).  In Sidereal astrology, 0° Aries is when the Sun enters the Constellation Aries (the Constellations move with the Stars).  A couple thousand years ago, they were the same.

When astrologers say that two planets are Conjunct, they aren’t really one behind the other – that’s called an “Occultation,” meaning one really is Hidden or Occulted by the other – “Occult” just means Hidden.  A Conjunction just means that they are on the same astrological Longitude in the Sky, even if their Declinations are separated by half the visible sky.

A reader has asked…

“Maybe I’m missin’ the boat, but if da Moon is currently at 9 degrees of Capricorn, then how is it OOB?  I’ve got my Moon in Cap at 23 deg plus, which is defo OOBs.”

Nine (or any) Degrees of Capricorn (or any Sign) is the astrological Longitude (East/West).  The Moon goes Out of Bounds when it exceeds 23:27 Degrees of Declination (North/South).  A Full Moon at 9 Capricorn would Oppose the Sun around the end of June.  The Moon goes from max North to max South every 28 days or so.  How far max North or South is what varies on the 20-or-so-year Cycle – for about ten years the Moon never goes OOB (beyond 23:27° N or S), then for the following decade or so the Moon goes OOB for a day or two every two weeks, alternating between N and S.

Out of Bounds is defined by the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn – 27:23° N and S.  The Sun never goes beyond those Latitudes or Declinations, barring an asteroid collision that’s big enough to alter the Earth’s tilt – in which case we wouldn’t be in a position to care.  The Sun is always on the Ecliptic, so for a Solar or Lunar Eclipse to occur, the Moon also needs to be near the Ecliptic, which the Moon crosses every two weeks.

An Eclipse is an Occultation, also sometimes called a Parallel Conjunction when planets other than the Sun and Moon are involved.  Latitudes, and Declinations by extension, are sometimes called “Parallels,” because lines of Latitude are indeed parallel to one another.  Lines of Longitude on the other hand Converge at the Poles.  Hence the name Parallel Conjunction for Occultations, or Contra-Parallel Conjunction when the two Conjoining planets are in the same Degree of Declination, but one is North (often written as “+”) and the other South (often written as “-“) of the Ecliptic.

Manifestation New Moon

February 26, 2020

The 23 February 2020 (7:30 am PST) New Moon chart, which is prominent for the next several weeks, is pretty much a repeat of the chart of the 19 February Five Moons Enhanced Creativity astroevent (see https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2020/02/16/five-moons-enhanced-creativity/).

One emphasis will be on Manifestation (a Diamond Star or Self-Resolving Challenge to dwarf planet Makemake), although we’ll be Asked to Take a Great Deal of Responsibility for our own Negativity whenever the Manifestation isn’t Effortless (the Makemake Diamond Star Opposes Chiron-Lilith [Overcoming Victimhood] and Squares the Nodes [it’s a Life Lesson for us], with Mars, Veritas, Pholus, and Quaoar on the South Node [We Have to Face Facts about whether we’re Being Fully, Proactively Responsive to our Survival Instincts]).

Remember that Responsibility isn’t Blame.  Blame is about looking at the Past to Assign Fault, while Responsibility is about looking to the Future to Improve Outcomes.

If we’re Listening, our Inner Voices will be telling us (dwarf planet OR10 [Intrusive Memories] closely Conjunct [Merged With] the New Moon, at the focus of a Finger of God [Pay Attention!]) which Held Emotions – the ones we’d rather Die than Feel – are Inhibiting our Creativity (the South-Node Stellium [Karma] is part of two Tricolor Configurations [Healing Opportunities]), especially our Creativity at Enhancing our Vitality (the Challenge [Square] side of the Tricolor is Uranus [Soul] Square to Varuna [Life Force]).

Held Emotion is a synonym for Karma – our Ego has a severe Allergic Reaction to certain Feelings or Scenarios, often those that were associated with Past Deaths or other serious Traumas.  By and large we’ve Suppressed the original Traumas, so we’re just left with a serious Aversion to anything that reminds us of the Triggering Event.  That is, Negative Karma is “just” unhealed PTSD.

We need to Reframe our Reaction from “I would rather Die than Feel (or Do) That!” to “I would rather Die than Feel (or Do) That!” – in other words, it’s not really about the Emotion or Scenario, it’s about Identity:  Letting Go of the crippling Karma requires an Ego Death.  We need to Recognize that “I’d rather Die than Feel that!” is never Present-Moment, so it’s not only Safe to metaphorically Let Ourself Go Ahead and Die, but it’s our only Path to Liberation from our Karmic Chains.

Tapping can be very useful in this endeavor – “Even though I’d Rather Die than Feel/Do [this or that], I Deeply and Completely Love and Accept Myself.”

It will be better if we forgo trying to Analyze exactly what it is we’re Resisting, just to Acknowledge our Resistance (we Trigger the Trine [Grace] side of a Tricolor, and heal the Square [Challenge] side of it, by making sure we Avoid Analyzing the Quincunx [Curiosity] side of it).

Here’s the New Moon chart…

In the Major Tricolor [Square-Quincunx-Trine] here, the Square [Challenge] is Uranus-to-Varuna [Soul Granting or Withholding Vitality], the Trine [Grace] is Uranus-to-South-Node-Stellium [Honesty about what’s Stressing Us], and the Quincunx [Mandatory Curiosity] is South-Node-Stellium-to-Varuna [Stress on our Life Force].  So we need to Acknowledge the Stress on our Vitality, without trying to Understand it.  We can Identify it suffixed with “…or something like that,” or we can just Poor-Sweetheart ourself – “You Poor Sweetheart, your Life Force Feels Low, doesn’t it” and not worry about Why it might be.

In the Minor Tricolor [Square-Quincunx-Sextile], the Uranus-to-Varuna Square is the same [Lack of Vitality or Difficulty Manifesting], but the Sextile [Grace after we take the First Step] is New-Moon-OR10-to-Uranus [Recognizing that those Intrusive Memories are sent by the Soul to Help us Heal] and the Quincunx is New-Moon-OR10-to-Varuna [the Intrusive Memories will Inform our Healing – but only if we don’t try to Pin Them Down Intellectually].  The Issues Involved in these Tricolor Configurations are too complex to be Grokked by the Dualistic Mind, so we need to Avoid trying to Pin Them Down like we would a Dead Butterfly.

There are two other minor but potentially Meaningful astroevents occurring on 25 February.

Our Hidden and Forbidden Genius (dwarf planet Ixion) has graduated from a quarter-century of Shedding its Prohibitions (Ixion in Sagittarius), and will now begin a new 25 years of Doing Serious Work in the World (Ixion in Capricorn).  This is an Important Milestone, as our Forbidden Genii are Exactly the Skills we all need to use if we are to Succeed in Keeping our Planet Habitable.

It will be a halting Beginning, but a Beginning nonetheless.  We will have to go back into our Prohibitions a couple of times to Retrieve the Tools of our Genius Trade, but as Jack and Dean would have put it, we are On The RoadFrom 4 May till 10 September 2020, and from 16 July to 12 September 2021, Ixion Retrogrades back into Sagittarius.

Our Skill at Squelching Self-Sabotaging Habits becomes much more Down-to-Earth (asteroid Atropos enters and crosses Taurus) between 25 February and 6 May 2020 (no Atropos Retrograde periods in Taurus).  We’ve been Toying with (Visualizing, really) Changing Negative Patterns, but now we’ll get down to Business and Jettison them for good.

To jumpstart this process, Frequently put your Attention on How You’ll Feel when you’ve Let Go Of these No-Longer-Welcome Companions, including any and all Habits and Addictions you wish to Shed, no matter how Tenacious they’ve been in the Past.  The Power is now on your side.  And while these Habits are Destructive to you now, they served you well at some point in the Past, so finding Gratitude for their Service will also be helpful.  You don’t need to know When or Why, just know that you wouldn’t have them now if they weren’t Powerfully Useful to some version of “you” at some point.

There will be a couple of Red-Letter Days (more likely, the Week prior to them) during this process…

  • Around 6 March, we will be able to bring the Full Power of our Soul to bear on these Obsolete Patterns (Atropos crossing Uranus).  Take advantage of this – queue up your Most Persistent Curses for Exorcism during the first week of March.
  • Around 1 May, we will be able to Tackle our Greatest Fears and put them in their place on the wall next to the rest of our Big-Game Trophies (Atropos crossing dwarf planet Sedna).  Tapping and Kegels work very well for Grounding ourself in the Presence of Skin-Crawling Fear.

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Finally, we’re  entering the Grip of a couple of Strong Energies.  Our Intuition will be very Strong (dwarf planet Asbolus Stationary) until 1 March, and our Skill at Transcending whatever we are Done With (asteroid Bee-Zed Stationary) will also be very Strong over the same period.

Changes III

January 23, 2020

I agree, it’s a very Confusing time.  I can tell by the number of folks calling up this blog but not entering through a specific post.  How are we supposed to Interpret these unusual events?

For instance, two probably-independent sources have recently advised me not to sleep over underground or moving Water, predicting dire consequences.  Well, there’s an apparent Spring, and a sump pump, in the crawl space under my bedroom.  While researching this, my stove started doing weird, “irrational” things.  WTF?  A stove?  I started Meditating with the Spring, floating in it, Embracing it, inviting Communication.  The next time I was in the kitchen, the stove had resumed normal “Inanimate-Object” behaviors.

Who was it that demonstrated that Poltergeists are produced by Unconscious Contents that are Desperate for Revelation?  Recall that the symbol for Revelation of What’s Been Denied (dwarf planet Eris) was, with Uranus/Soul, one of two planets that was very Strong (Stationary) at the 10-12 January 2020 Change of Zeitgeist (Pluto-Saturn Initiation).  Also recall that Denial is a Healthy process, one which we use to file away, for future unwrapping, material we aren’t ready to deal with yet.  It’s a time capsule we leave for ourself.

My usual income Stream is again being delayed without explanation.  Plus, I’ve been without an Internet connection for most of the last two days.  Three of my four income sources depend on the Internet.  Is the Universe suggesting that I should be Changing professions again?  Advising that our Future could be Internet-less, for any number of easily imaginable reasons, from hacking to cyberwar to censorship to economic collapse to technological failure?  As I was heading in to do a Joe Dispenza Meditation on the tatters of my Identity without the Internet, I decided to make one last reboot, and lo, my connection was back.

Deprived of the Internet yesterday, we watched a DVD of Part 2 of the sixteen-year-old video of Concert for George.  The video included Monty Python performing “I’m a Lumberjack.”

Not being that familiar with Monty Python, we aren’t sure who sang the Lumberjack lead, but Terry Jones is listed as the first songwriter.  Terry Jones died yesterday, rest his Soul.  There’s an asteroid for that, and the asteroid Terryjones Conjoins the standout planet in Friday’s 24 January (1:45 pm PST) New Moon.

In the song, Tom Hanks played one of the Royal Canadian Mounties in the chorus (first row, right side).  At Friday’s New Moon the asteroid Tomhanks occupies the same position as the 10 January Eclipse that also heralded the Change of Zeitgeist.  Oh, and did I mention that the asteroid Harrison, named after George, is in the same place?  Busy, busy, busy.  Methinks we’re going to need a Sense of Humor during this Zeitgeist.

So we better look at this 24 January New Moon chart…

The Standout Planet (Alone in half of the Zodiac) that Dominates the chart is the symbol for Manifestation (dwarf planet Makemake).  We’ve Changed the Water (the 10-12 January Change of Zeitgeist), we’ve jettisoned some of our Old Identities that won’t float (the 17 January Nemesis Station), and now we’re going to be Learning What Works to Create in this New Time Province.

I’m sure I’ve mentioned my experience with the film The Corporation

After watching it, I left thinking, despondently, “Shit, I guess I’m going to have to go back to the barricades,” remembering the Vietnam War protests.  As I walked, a Green Dude, about 7 feet tall, half Muppet Lizard and half Praying Mantis, appeared in a sewer grate, telepathing to me, “No, that time is over; now it’s about Meditating on What You Want.”  Afterwards I could Feel the Earth Breathing, as the sidewalk rose and fell slightly with each step.

Shortly thereafter, when I relayed this Experience to RJ Stewart in a workshop, he told a story about the women who had protested the first British Nucular power plant.  They were unsuccessful, hounded out of England, and subsequently moved to California, starting a Meditation Group that Energetically evolved into the current US Environmental Movement.

So that’s the clear message to me –

Meditate on What We Want,
Let Go of What Anyone Else Is Doing to the Contrary,
spend as much time as we can
Feeling How We’ll Feel When We Have What We Want
,

Let Go of any Attachments to What That Will Look Like, and especially to
Let Go of Any Pictures We Have or Don’t Have about the Mechanisms that It’ll Take to Get Us There because
The Mechanisms aren’t in 3D Reality.  They’re in 5D.

In the New Moon chart, the first thing to notice, after the Standout Planet, is the remarkable Perfect Symmetry.  Perfect Symmetry means everything fits together like Clockwork.  So yes, all this Serendipity around Meditation is right on.

Manifestation here is an Enhanced Self-Resolving Challenge (a Diamond Star or T-Square and Finger of God pointing to the same planet, that’s Enhanced by also being a corner of a Grand Trine/Dumb-Luck Grace), implying that Grace is likely to Flow Easily.  When it doesn’t, we need to Trust that Something Better is hatching behind the door.

The Manifestation planet forms a Contrast to (Opposes) the symbol for Despair and Miracles (Chiron).  That tells us that our Stops, our Blocks to Abundance (our Discouragement and Doubt), will be strongly Lit Up, so we can bring them into Consciousness and Let Them Go.  What is Unconscious Rules our Lives without our Knowing Why.  It can be very difficult to tease out the Why, and this planet (Chiron) is our roadmap, because it leads us directly there – but not Analytically.  Rather as a Contrast.  The Block is what Discourages us.

The glyph for Chiron is a Key, and the Key lies in Poor-Sweethearting ourself – “You Poor Sweetheart, you Feel Discouraged, don’t you.”  Then we have to Change the Subject, because if we don’t, we’ll just recycle our Despair.  If necessary, we may have to say to ourself, “You Poor Sweetheart, you’re having Difficulty Changing the Subject, aren’t you.”  Chiron is non-Linear and non-Analytical.

When we Change the Subject, we Step Out of Discouragement, because when we say to ourself, “You Poor Sweetheart,” we leave Despair and enter Compassion, Self-Compassion.  We move from Fear to Love, from Storm to Sunlight, Night to Day.  When we Change the Subject and cut the tape, canceling the replay, we are Free to Manifest What We Want instead of those old Karmic tapes of What We Don’t Want.

Manifestation here also “Squares the Nodes.”  The Nodes are on Opposite sides of the Zodiac, with our Karma on one side (the South Node, or stethoscope) and our Mission (the North Node or headphones) on the other.  A planet that “Squares” them, as Manifestation (Makemake) does here in this New Moon, sits exactly halfway between them (making a 90° angle or “Square” to each).  It means that the planet between the Nodes is the Fulcrum that we can use to Lever ourself out of Karma and into Liberation.

So it is Reframing our Discouragement (Chiron) about What We’re (Not) Manifesting (Makemake), into Gratitude for Being Shown the Keywhat Discourages usthat Unlocks the Karmic Doorway from Fate to Choice.  But it’s non-Linear and non-Analytical.  So we don’t Analyze our Discouragement, we Poor-Sweetheart it.  Most of the time, we get Discouraged about the last 10% or 2% of What We Want – we’ve already Created the other 90-98%, but we’re Focused on the last few percent, because that’s what Separates us from the Bliss we seek – or so we Believe.

We aren’t actually Consumers, we’re Creators.  So there will always be another 10% or 2% more that we Want.  Which is fabulous, because Life would be Empty without ever-evolving Motivation.  Reminding ourself that we’ve already Created 90-98% of our Goal is a great Step toward turning Despair into Miracles.  So is Recognizing that 100% is only the Next Step, not the Perfect Endall.  It’s just a Goal, not an Epitaph.  Those tricks are helpful, but your real Leverage lies in Poor-Sweethearting yourself.

As we approach 26 January, the symbol for Rebirth (dwarf planet Haumea) is very Strong (Stationary).  The theme (Sabian Symbol) for this astroevent, and for the Natality (Birth) that follows it, is “Becoming Aware of Spiritual Forces Surrounding and Assisting us(28 Libra), the same anthem as the 35-year Zeitgeist we’re leaving.  So the Bravery that kernelizes the New Zeitgeist is about Being Brave enough to set our Ego aside and Receive Assistance from our Invisible Friends.

Prioritizing Held Emotions

September 15, 2019

On 15 September 2019 (2:30 pm PDT), Saturn (The Most Important Thing) and the South Node (Held Emotions) pass one another.  Saturn is Stationary (Strong) while this occurs.  Saturn turns around and begins moving the other way (Direct) on 18 September (2am PDT), but on 15 September it’s only an arcminute (one sixtieth of a Degree) from it’s turnaround, so it’s virtually Stationary.  The chart of Saturn-South Node on the 15th is almost identical to the Saturn Station chart of the 18th…

Almost.  On 15 September the Moon hasn’t come around yet to Complete the Grand Sextile (six planets more or less equally spaced around the Zodiac, connected by the short blue lines), so there is no Grand Sextile in the Saturn-South Node chart.  A Grand Sextile is a Great Boon, as once we take the first step on any Journey, the rest is Effortless.  We couldn’t ask for a better chart for The Most Important Thing Is Our Held Emotions, as all we’ll need to do is PIAVA that our Karma “Leave Now and Never Come Back.”

However, while the Moon is working it’s way around, it’ll be a bit more Challenging.  Specifically, on the 15th, in order to Complete the Grand Sextile and make it all Easy, we’ll need to fill the Vacancy Consciously.  On the 15th the Moon is back at 12 Aries – same Degree Zone, but Square, or Challenging, to Saturn and the Nodes, probably making us more Emotional!  The Vacancy on the 15th is at 13 Taurus, “A porter carrying heavy baggage.”  How appropriate for the circumstances!  Goddess Knows our Karma is Heavy Baggage.  But we aren’t carrying it!  A porter is!

Bear in mind that we use the Mean Node.  The True Node is a bit less regular.  We’ve always found the Mean Node to be adequate for our Purposes, so we’ve never Explored the True Node.  If any of you have, I’ll be Grateful if you Edify me.  It’s the Mean Node that meets Saturn on 15 September.  The True Node crossed Saturn on 30 April 2019 in 21 Capricorn (noon PDT) and 4 July in 18 Capricorn (also noon), and will again on 27 September in 14 Capricorn (11pm PDT).  The Nodes are naturally Retrograde, with an Orbital Period of about nineteen years, versus twenty-eight years for Saturn.

Remember that the nature of Karma is Illusion.  If what you’re Experiencing in this period is Deja vu all over again, it’s Karma, not Present-Moment Reality.  Karma dips into Present Moment Reality when it Triggers our Expectations of Doom.  So there may be elements that Feel quite Real.  We do need to Attend to those, but we also need to Realize that they’re Paper Tigers.  The more your Expectations bring down the full weight of your Karma upon you, the more they’ll bleed into Present Moment Realty, as the Universe Mirrors the Vibrations we’re putting out.

For instance, no, those Physical Symptoms you’re Feeling aren’t Cancer or worse, though you can make them evolve into that if you Project your Fear of it strongly enough.  This is when Relieving Symptoms, rather than Healing Cause, is appropriate.  Yes, you want to Heal the Cause, but the Cause isn’t Physical, it’s Emotional.  Heal that by Embracing it, no matter how Painful it Feels and no matter how much it feels like you’re gonna Die.  Yes, you – your Ego – is going to Molt, but Physical Death and Serious Illness are in the cards only as much as your Fear of them calls them to you.

What happens when you Mirror Chocolate or Ice Cream?  Hold the Mirror for a few minutes.  Does anything Change?

TMIT Is Embracing Held Emotions

September 10, 2019

Yesterday’s Ixion (Forbidden Genius) Station was a big deal, and the 14 September 2019 Stations of Pholus and Quaoar (Responding to Survival Instincts) are huge for the likes of Climate Change and Extinctions including our own, all these (and the many other intervening diversions) are really just details in the Real Main Event, namely the 18 September Station of Saturn on the South Node.  Anyone who’s been here a while knows that we consider Saturn to mean The Most Important Thing (ie, “TMIT”), and the South Node to mean our Karma, most specifically our Held Emotions.

Held Emotions are those which “We’d rather Die than Feel,” probably because that’s what we were Feeling in a number of recent Past Deaths.  Every Past Life featured a Past Death, and physical Deaths are often unpleasant.  From the Perspective of the Immutable Soul though, every Death is just a Transition, albeit a usually difficult one.  We misinterpret Held Emotions, reading them as “We’d rather Die than Feel,” when the real issue is “We’d rather Die than Feel” – which is to say, the Ego – our Identity or We – has to Die if we want to move beyond the Blocks that our Held Emotions present.

Few of us are able to get beyond the Dualistic mind to begin to Grok our Multidimensional and Unitary Mission – why we took this particular Lifetime – as symbolized by the North Node.  But this “Dragon” (the other name for the Nodes) has a secret.  That’s why Bilbo risked getting toasted to sample Smaug’s Horde.  Hidden behind our Held Emotions are the Skills we developed in these Lifetimes where we Died so unceremoniously, and we cannot Accomplish our Mission without these Skills.  So it would be very relevant to aver that The Most Important Thing we have to do in any Lifetime, is to Learn to Embrace our Held Emotions.

In one version of the Sisiutl story of the Canadian West Coast, this Horrendous two-headed Dragon is famous for turning to Stone anyone or thing who looks it in the eye.  Not just Instant Death, but being Frozen in Terror till the End of Days.  No fun.  So how do we Overcome our Personal Sisiutl?  As Sisiutl approaches we Stand Still with our eyes closed, until He gets so close that his two heads, on either side of us, see each other, and it’s He who turns to Stone.

In other words, when these Horrendous Emotions arise, we Stand Still for them.  They aren’t Real, they aren’t Present-Moment, they’re Karma, ancient bundles of Terror dolled up in a Dragon suit, Paper Tigers, Shadow Puppets.  They become “Real” in the Present Moment only through our Beliefs and Expectations.  Nocebos, granted Life by our Projections.  If we can Tolerate the Presence of the Dragon, we can Embrace the Lost Child in the Dragon Suit.  By Embracing and Befriending that Lost Child, we Recover the Skills we need to Do What We Came Here To Accomplish.  It’s not about Heroism and Strength, it’s about Surrender and Vulnerability.

The immediate Energy is a Station of asteroid Hopi (Respect for All Things) that occurs 12 September (8:30 pm PDT) in 14 Capricorn, only ten arcseconds from Saturn.  In other words, what are you Judging, what are you Resisting, of what Energy are you the Victim?  These are huge clues.  If you wait till your Held Emotions come rushing in as pure Emotion, you’ll be Overwhelmed.  But if you take your Pet Peeves and other Fears, and turn them over in your hand, you may be able to sneak down that hidden tunnel to the Lair in the Hollow Hill, where your Held Emotions sleep, and catch them unawares.

Dwarf planet Hylonome also joins Hopi, Saturn, and the South Node.  Hylonome is about Self-Sovereignty.  So you can also look over the places where you Give Your Power Away, and Ask yourself Why you do that.  Not in the sense of What Triggers It, but in the sense of What Are You Afraid Of, Why are you Compelled to Give Away Your Power in these circumstances.

What Distinguishes our Karma from our everyday Bummers, is not just Repetition, but Unconsciousness.  When we start Shaking, or have a sudden unquenchable need for Chocolate or any other of our Addictions, or have a sudden need to Sleep, we don’t think, “Oh, there’s my Karma!”  We reach for the Chocolate or the Cider or whatever Stabilizes us for the few minutes that it does.  This Moment is where our Power arises and we Give It Away.  This is the Moment when we Want to Ask, “What’s this about?”  “What am I Resisting and Hoping to Avoid?”

Our Karma is Unconscious, so Plan-Execute-Analyze won’t work.  To get behind the Veil to the Other Side we have to use PIAVA instead – Prayer, Intention, Asking, Visualizing, Affirming, and all of the “silent” terms like Commanding, Wondering, Expanding (https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava-review/ and https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava/).

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.

Wow

December 2, 2018

Wow.  Lots of folks checking in today.  Usually that means a Disturbance in the Force, or at least a Twinkle in it.  Let’s have a look.

Ah so, Uranus (Soul) makes an Exact T-Square (Challenge) to the Nodes (Lifetime Theme) today, so it’s not a Surprise that a lot of folks would Wonder what the Heck is going on.  Basically, every aspect of our current Timeline that’s out of Alignment with our Life Mission is likely to be Lit Up today.  As if we’re Innocently walking through the park with our pants unzipped, and our mother-in-law comes along and notices, and doesn’t say anything about it, but we can feel that she’s looking askance at us.

So it’s Lesson day, all we have to do is Find Out what the Lesson is.  If we got blindsided somehow, it’s because we encountered some material that our Soul wanted to show us, but it was on a different track than the one we’re on.  So we’ll have to compose a PIAVA.  Something like “I Wonder how I can Integrate that, whatever it was!” or “Ganesha, please Remove All Obstacles to my grokking how that fits into my Life!”  Then, of course, Change the Subject.

If you’re new here or you’ve Forgotten what PIAVA is all about, have a look at https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/category/manifestation/piava-review/.

Last week was supposed to be a “week off” – I hope yours was Easier than mine!  There were many Angels, so it worked out well, but it was a Challenge along the way.

Ends and Means III

November 6, 2018

We Forgot to mention that the Balsamic Moon signifies whatever Endings are necessary to Make Space for the New Beginnings that are about to be proposed by the New Moon that follows it.  It’s about Getting Ready to Become.  It symbolizes the Void – Clearing ourself so our Vessel is Empty for the New Energy to pour into us. 

For a Scorpio New Moon, it’s about Clarifying our Libran Relationships.  It’s about us and Other.  For the Xenophobes, it’s about failing to Own the Mirror and attempting to Banish Other.  As Rinpoche Pogo averred fifty years ago, this never actually works.  The Moon will leave Libra at 8pm EST, just as voting on the US East Coast finishes up.

Not sure whether Walt meant “us” or “U.S.”

The New Moon’s Midpoint of Scorpio is associated with the great Star Antares, and its Downfall of Obsession with Means rather than Ends, by our Cultural History rather than by astronomy.  Antares has actually moved on to 10 Sagittarius in our Era.  Mercury (Awareness), Hopi (Respect for All Things), and Atropos (Endings) are in or near 10 Sagittarius, so the days of Obsession with Racial “Purity” may be numbered.

The Balsamic phase of the Moon always has the concave side of the crescent to the right and the convex side to the left, like a “C.”  In the Crescent phase, which occurs a few days after the New Moon, the concave side is always to the left, like a “D.”  The Balsamic Moon doesn’t always lie on Her back like that – compare it to July’s Balsamic Moon at https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2018/07/08/quantum-jump-4/.

I also neglected to mention in the last post that in addition to Uranus and Jupiter, the Nodes are also Changing Signs.  As much weight as we lend to the Nodes, this is an important Transition.  Because she does a far better job than I would, I’ll let Stephanie Austin interpret this new Province in Time for us…

http://ecoastrology.com/forecast.html

November 6, the Lunar Nodes shift from Leo-Aquarius to Cancer-Capricorn, where they remain for the next 18 months, emphasizing the need to deepen our connection with our emotions, with all our relations, and with the divine feminine. 

“The North Node symbolizes our spiritual frontier; an area which is often quite challenging, but also extremely growthful; the South Node represents karmic patterns and core beliefs which hold us back. 

“The Lunar Nodes are where the Moon crosses the ecliptic (the path of the Earth around the Sun), symbolizing the interrelationship between the Sun (Spirit), Moon (Soul) and Earth (Matter). 

“Besides encoding a tremendous amount of information about our spiritual journey, both personally and collectively, the zodiacal position of the Lunar Nodes also determines the archetypal impact of solar and lunar eclipses.”

This nodal shift urges us to evolve towards the positive expressions of Cancer, which represents the feminine, yin, receptive principle – that which nurtures and protects life.  Cancer is also concerned with feelings, food, and family; becoming emotionally literate and empathic, able to discern what is healthy and what it toxic, and having a sense of roots, of belonging, and an inseparable bond with Mother Earth.

“The transiting South Node in Capricorn urges us to release the negative expressions of that sign – the avoidance of responsibility, blind obedience to tradition, and the misuse of authority, power, and resources. 

“The Lunar Nodes… will be in Cancer-Capricorn until May 2020; the last time was October 1998 to April 2000.  What was important for you during that period?  What are you being drawn towards now?

2020 is also the Beginning of the Digital Age in earnest, with its threat that the only jobs left will be Mogul, Engineer, Coder, Server, and Call-Center Operator, if there any of those haven’t been roboticized yet.  And 2020 is when the Moon begins its ten-year Out of Bounds Cycle, which tends to make folks more Emotional and more Easily Manipulated by the Power-Mongers and Fear-Mongers.  The last time the Moon began its Out of Bounds Cycle was September 11, 2001.  Remember September 11, 2001?

Stephanie continues…

This new moon falls on the midpoint between the last equinox and the next solstice.  To the ancient Celts and modern pagans, this is Samhain, where the veils between the worlds are thinnest, facilitating communication with both human and nature spirits.  It marks a time to go within, seek guidance from our ancestors, and reflect on the never ending cycle of death and rebirth. 

“This new moon, and all the other alignments described above remind us that: ‘Civilization may be unraveling in a lot of areas; some of its structures may be collapsing; but it is also in the midst of a tremendous upheaval of creativity – a flood of innovation and genius and love pouring out of millions upon millions of people – a Great Awakening that is far louder and stronger and more interesting than the sleepy resignation and corrosive maliciousness and ignominious decline that the media loves to obsess on’ — Rob Brezsny.”

Of course our own natal Nodes, primary indicators of our own Lifetime Mission and Held Emotions/Hidden Skills, are fixed by our birth.  It’s the contemporary “True” Node that Changes Sign on 6 November (10am PST); the “Mean” Node, which is the one we usually use here in Astrobuss, moves into Cancer on 15 November (5:30 pm PST).  The Mean Node is always Retrograde; the True Node can be either Retrograde or Direct.

The True Node zigs and zags a lot, so many folks smooth it’s path into a “Mean” location.  Mean as in average, not sadistic, though the South Node’s Self-Sabotage and In-Your-Face tendencies can feel Abusive at times.  But the South Node’s Motive is to Teach, not torture.  It only tortures when we refuse to Own our Held Emotions.  If we Feel tortured by our South Node, we need to take the Rebel chip off our shoulder and Listen Up.  It’s our own Habits that are being Lit Up.

What’s the Difference between the True Node and the Mean?  Most sources don’t bother to tell us which one they’re using.  Since they’re never more than 2 Degrees apart, it doesn’t usually matter a lot.  When I read the Sabian Symbols for my own natal Nodes, both Symbols, though quite Different, make sense.  However, this means that True and Mean Nodes can be in Different Signs, which may cause Disharmony because in 3D, adjacent Signs are always in Reaction to one another. 

Just as an example, the True Node will be in Cancer, but the Mean Node still in Leo, between 10am PST on 6 November and 5pm PST on 15 November.  Will the US election results be in limbo during that time?  I’ve never explored this Difference in Node types, so I have no idea.  But considering the Big Transition we’re in, the Desperation of the laggard Fear-Mongers, and the gilded and forked tongue of the Antichrist and His goons, I wouldn’t be Surprised.

If we use the notion from the previous post that…

“5D is about Directing our Imagination toward What We Want to Co-Create, and then Letting it Happen.  What actually happens Teaches us about what we still have to Learn.”

Or, as Dan Scranton’s Arcturian friends put it…

https://danielscranton.com/mastery-over-the-physical-%e2%88%9ethe-9th-dimensional-arcturian-council-2/

If you want to change your experience of reality, you can do that much more quickly than you can change reality.  If you want to receive something that you’ve been asking for, you will be able to access it energetically before you will be able to access it physically.

When you can be at peace with the process and the unfolding, that means you have mastered the physical reality.  Mastery over the physical reality doesn’t come because you have figured out how to instantly manifest what you desire.  Mastery comes when you are so certain that what you desire is on its way to you that you bask in the present moment and in the energy that you do have access to.

Then this may be a good test of how far the budding but still-Hidden Enlightenment has progressed in the USofA.  Except at the Beginning when the Heralds are trumpeting the news from the Towers, New Energies always Hide until there’s enough Inertia that it’s Safe for them to come out of the closet.  We’ll get to see how long it takes for the visible US to move into “that which nurtures and protects life.”

You can investigate your own natal True and Mean Nodes, or day-by-day Changes, by entering “true node,mean node” in the “Comma-Delimited List of Names” field, and typing in the relevant date and time ranges, at http://www.true-node.com/eph1/.  Remember to convert your times to “UT.”   You can find the difference between your local time and UT at https://time.is/UTC.

Fire, Earth & Air 2

October 29, 2018

Whether you succeed in moving your Consciousness into your Discomfort, or just your Attention, it’s important to Soften and Warm around it.  Love is Soft and Warm, Fear is Cold and Hard.  We tend to tense up around Pain and Discomfort, but it’s Local Softness, Warmth, and Relaxation that facilitate Blood Flow and Healing.

On 6 November Uranus (Soul) Retrogrades back into Aries.  We’ve been Experimenting with Soul embedding deeper into Matter since mid-May as Uranus tested Taurus.  Now we go back and debrief Uranus in Aries, which we Lived from 2011 till last May.  Uranus in Aries was about beginning a new, more Mysterious Relationship between our Ego and our Soul.  We’ve gotten a good start on that project.  With Uranus in Taurus we’ve been making Changes in our everyday Life and Beliefs, to better support this new Rapport and Integration.

Uranus in Aries, from 6 November (11am PST) till March 2019, gives us the Opportunity to review what we’ve Learned about Soul and Ego since 2011, and to compare and contrast that with what we’ve Learned since May about their Integration.  The 2 November Varuna Station (3pm PDT) at 3 Leo highlights the Uranus Sign Change like so…

The Uranus Diamond Square is one of two in the Varuna-Station chart.  A Diamond Square represents a Challenge that pretty much Resolves itself, partly by making a Big Deal out of the Challenge (the Yod or green wedge pointing at Uranus; a Yod means “Pay Attention”), but mostly because of the Truss Bridge (blue triangles, signifying Cooperation and Blessings) connecting the Yod and the Challenge (the red triangle or T-Square).

Sitting on the North Node (our Mission in the Lifetime), Varuna emphasizes the Physical and Magical elements of our Transition from Self-Sabotaging Patterns (South Node or Karma) to Accomplishing our Mission.  As the Life Force, Varuna describes the state of our Health, and it describes how well we Embody the process of Animating Matter. 

As the two quotes in the previous post aver, we Hupers who Strive for greater Consciousness stand somewhere between the always-in-the-Present-Moment Natural World and the Robot-Hupers who Live their Karma without ever questioning it.  Is that a Judgment?  Inferno aside, it’s probably a Perspective that has a grain of Truth.  As Strivers, though, it is upon us to have Compassion for those “Robot-Hupers” – there but for Grace go we. 

Mass Hypnosis, aka Culture, does produce Robot-Hupers, to one degree or another.  And with few exceptions, when someone tells me they’re Enlightened – ie, they’ve Cleared all of their Karma, I don’t actually Believe them, because only the Ego would so boast.  We all know full well how much Robot we still have within us – or we wouldn’t be Striving for greater Consciousness.

As last week’s Sappho/Self-Love Station triggered our Self-Doubt, giving us the Opportunity to bring more of that into Consciousness where it can be Loved into Oblivion, so this week’s Varuna/Life-Force Station will trigger our Death Drive.  A definition of Addiction is a Behavior which we keep doing even after it has obviously been Harmful to us.  Not all Addictions Kill, but many do.  Sugar does Kill.

Often our Death Drive is split off from our Everyday Self; we repeat our Addiction while either conveniently “forgetting” that it can Kill us, or while Remembering that it can and doing it anyway, sometimes while Feeling Guilty.  Some say that it’s not the Addiction that Harms us, but the Guilt – but it can be either or both.  And frequently our “convenient forgetting” is not Conscious, but a split in our Consciousness – part of us knows its Harmful and part of us doesn’t, and the two parts may not talk be on the same Facebook page.

The part of us that “Forgets” is a Robot part of us, not so much from Culture, but from Regression.  There was a time in our Childhood (or our Other Lifetimes, but is it ever not both?) when the Addiction Rescued us from Held Emotions, the kind that we’d rather Die than Feel.  That Held Emotion may have been Forbidden by the Culture of our Family of Origin, so that our budding Addiction would have been Positively Rewarded and/or even Encouraged.

Of course Soul planned all that, to set up Heuristic circumstances that would help us Get Conscious.

So now our Soul (Uranus) stands on a knife-edge between Pure Matter (Taurus) and pure Spirit (Aries).  As Pure Spirit we would Banish an Addiction with a swish of a Wing.  As Pure Matter we would Merge with the Addiction.  The Addiction would be in our very Cells, beckoning to its compatriots that are still outside our Body to join it.  Cancer and diabetes, both of which Eat Sugar for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, do this. 

Even a Cold can do it.  Have you ever noticed that there’s a Decision Point in “catching” a Cold?  You get the sniffles and you think, “Oh, time to cut back on Dairy” or Gluten or Glyphosate or Sugar or whatever messes with your Mucus Membranes – and you do that, and your sniffles disappear.  But if instead your thoughts are “Oh, I’m getting a Cold,” guess what happens next.  Germs are ever-present; they infect us when we get Vulnerable to them, and don’t when we aren’t.

So the Spiritual Function of this Diamond Star is to Remind us that whatever we can do from Spirit, such as Instant Healing, we can also do in Matter, because we are Spirit.

The Roots that Create the Self-Resolving Blessing (the blue triangles) include Mercury (intellect) and Pallas-Aletheia-Makemake (Boundaries-Truth-Manifestation).  The latter is just what we’ve been talking about – the Truth is that We Set Our Own Boundaries Around What We Allow Ourself to Manifest and What We Don’t.  Is Instant Healing part of our Everyday vocabulary? 

The phrase “Mind Over Matter,” which is often used to describe Instant Healing, is a misnomer.  Mercury is prominent in the other Diamond Star, and as we’ll see when we dissect that, the Intellect’s ample Powers reside in Duality, while both Healing and Growth in Consciousness are Multifarious. 

It’s not Mind that overpowers Matter.  Mind-Air and Matter-Earth are Equal elements of the astrological Wheel.  You could instead say “PIAVA over Matter,” because Intention and Prayer, for example, do have the Power to penetrate the Barrier between Consciousness and the Unconscious, and correct our misinterpretation that Matter is solid and constant.

Asbolus et al Full Moon

February 28, 2018

Continuing our Asbolus theme that Intuition often leads us into Experiences that provide the raw material necessary for Wisdom to develop, it’s really an Asbolus-Karma-Orcus-Neptune Full Moon – that’s more or less an Intuition-Archetypes-Limiting Beliefs-Confusion Full Moon.  No wonder Material-oriented cultures like those derived from Western Europe focus on Intellect instead – the raw material necessary for Wisdom to develop often throws Monkey wrenches into the best-laid plans of Mice and Hupers.

Let’s take that “Intuition-Archetypes-Limiting Beliefs-Confusion” apart a little… 

  • We’ve been talking about dwarf planet Asbolus as Intuition (which as we’ve Learned is a drastic simplification) in the last several posts.
  • We’re referring to asteroid Karma as symbolizing Karma or “Archetypes,” the old Habit Patterns that muscle our Presence out of the way and put us on autopilot even when we’re about to drive off a cliff.

We’ve barely begun, and already we have quite a combination – {Experiences that provide the raw material necessary for Wisdom to develop} and {old Habit Patterns that muscle our Presence out of the way and put us on autopilot even if we’re about to drive off a cliff}.  Sounds like “someone” is Asking “Got Consciousness?” but without the cookies.  Then we add…

  • Dwarf planet Orcus as Limiting Beliefs.  It’s a little more complex; Orcus stands for Oaths, Promises, Vows, and Curses; we usually hang Limiting Beliefs around asteroid Vesta’s neck, and the two planets can have similar results.  Oaths, Promises, Vows, and Curses, until we Revert! or Disavow them, become Limiting Beliefs as soon as they drop from the “front” of our Consciousness.
  • Neptune represents Confusion about Material issues, but Clarity when we switch to the Spiritual Perspective.  It symbolizes our Relationship with anything or everything Larger than Ourself – Goddess, Culture, Planet, Cosmos, you name it.

The Full-Moon Sun in Pisces Conjoins Neptune, the Virgo Moon Opposing it Conjoins Orcus, and Challenging (Squaring) this is the “simpler” (astrologically if not psychospiritually) Opposition between Asbolus in Gemini and Karma in Sagittarius.  These four Signs are the Mutable Signs, “Mutable” as in “Mutation” – they imply that We Are Changing and that We Can Choose to Change what we don’t like if we’re Willing and Able to Let Go of it.

Being Willing and Able to Let Go of course is exactly the issue with Karmic Velcro.  Just remember that Karma died a while back, and that it’s not as it appears – that Karma sticks to Us – it’s actually that We stick to our Karma.  It’s actually our Choice, although one of the characteristics of Karma is that we’re Hypnotized into Believing that we don’t have Choice.  Snap your fingers if you have to, but Breaking the Trance is Bottom Line. 

We’re left with a moment (or longer) of Void, but that’s what Choice feels like; we’re just not used to it so we don’t Appreciate the extra Breath of Freedom.  Now we’ve been told that Conservative Hupers need an Authority to follow or they’re Lost, and there’s no greater or more Unconscious Authority than Karma.  Until it doesn’t work any more.  If our Karma is about riding Horses or sweeping up Horseshit, and we live in the city, we may have a hard time finding Right Livelihood.

Sooner or later Big Void befalls us all, and it becomes Clear that it’s time to Abandon our Karma.   Conservative Hupers will have no Choice but to Get Conscious once their Authorities no longer function in the World As It Is.  When your Beach House floods at every high tide, you begin to Wonder if the Conservative gospel on Climate Change Denial will still create the same Safety of Belonging at the country club.  The weather’s no longer fit for golf, but the drinks in the clubhouse are still good.

So it turns out that Neptune, while normally Befuddling us with Confusion, in this chart is our Savior.  When we switch to Seeing the World with our Spiritual Eyes, it all makes perfect sense, and we know exactly what to do with Voids.  PIAVA, for instance.  Or Anything New and Different – we’re Collecting Experience after all.  We don’t gain much Experience from Repetition, though it gives us Power as long as it still does what we Want it to.

A chart with a Grand Cross (the red square below), like this Full Moon, is great for Motivation and Energy.  If it’s going to be a likeable chart, though (to the extent that the Question “Got Consciousness?” is likeable), it needs Blessings as well.  Which this one does, thankfully (the blue lines below).  We’ll be leaning heavily on these…

The simplest Blessing is a Trine Bridge (Easy Path) across the Full Moon gap.  The Bridge is made from Ease at Letting Go of Impediments to our Self-Sovereignty (Hylonome and Lilith, respectively, in the lower right).  Which tells us that if we hit a Void, all we need to do is Ask ourself, “What would [insert your name] do here if he/she wasn’t pulled hither and thither by needing to Please others?”

The more astrologically complex Blessing is the Golden (blue) Rectangle.  We use blue to indicate Grace, but astrology refers to this sort of Rectangle as “Golden” because the ratio of its long sides to its short sides is the “Golden Ratio” of Sacred Geometry.  That means that the Blessings are Reinforced by Nature Herself, as the Golden Ratio is Her favorite way to structure Matter.

The Diagonals (the levers of Power) of the Golden Rectangle are the Nodal Axis (Karma and Mission) and the the Asbolus-Karma Opposition (Experiences that provide the raw material necessary for Wisdom to develop and old Habit Patterns that muscle our Presence out of the way and put us on autopilot even when we’re about to drive off a cliff).  Again, very Heavy, but it’s Grace, so we can Relax.  Oppositions represent Dualities, which those of us who were Programmed by Intellectualized Cultures are used to interpreting as Contradistinctions.

The Unconscious, though, is not Dual, it’s Unitary, Multidimensional, and Multifarious.  That means that in the Unconscious there are no Contradictions, though there may be what appears to the Intellect as Paradox.  So from the Perspective of the Unconscious, we can see the ends of an Opposition not as two competitors, but as two complimentary tools. 

For instance, one of the characteristics of the South Node is that it contains, (poorly) hidden beneath our Karma, our Held Emotions.  These are the Emotions which we’d “rather Die” than tolerate.  Well, (well) hidden in turn behind our Held Emotions, are exactly the Karmic (good Karma in this case) Skills we need to Accomplish our Lifetime Mission.  Turns out that they’re joined at the hip, and Mobius didn’t make any one-sided Coins.

Similarly, if Asbolus wants to rub our face in the places where we need but lack Wisdom, asteroid Karma can help bring Consciousness into those dark places, as well as onto the path that leads into the Light.  And as Karma repeats our Archetypes ad infinitum in hopes that we’ll finally Notice the Pattern and Choose an Alternative or several, it Creates the Experience that Asbolus Needs. 

Remember that the Microtubules (likely seat of Consciousness itself) in our Mitochondria have direct Access to All of the Information in the Universe.  Except that two things can block that Access – Toxic Chemicals and Held Emotions.  In other words, Letting Go of Karma is not an endless process, and these Configurations should be fabulous for making it Easier to Clear our Held Emotions.  Once we do that, the Toxic Chemicals won’t stand a chance…

Combining red (Squares) and blue (Trines), in the special chromatography that we use for astrology, makes green (Quincunxes), since with a total of twelve Signs, adding three Signs (Square) to four (Trine) leaves five (Quincunx), making twelve.  An apparent oddity of spherical mathematography.  What’s most Important about the green lines is the green wedges or Fingers of the Goddess, which tell us where to Pay Attention!

In this case that’s Mission or North Node, and Letting Go of Codependence or Hylonome-Lilith.  The first-named echos Sun-Neptune, as both Ask us to Pay Attention to the Spiritual Perspective rather than the Material. 

Hylonome mirrors the South Node, as the Mythical Hylonome Chose Death over Letting Go of her Attachment to her Lover.  If we’re Accepting our Fate and Surrendering to our Karmic Trance, that’s the Choice we make because “We’d rather Die” than face our Held Emotions.

Since we on the other hand immer Strebend for Consciousness, we Grok that it’s not our Body that would rather Die, it’s our Ego that would have to Molt – another Scary Void.  So again, by Choosing Self-Sovereignty –

“What would [insert your name] do here if they actually had their Druthers and weren’t pulled thither and yon by the Compulsion to Please Others and to Keep doing the same things even though they’ve been proven not to work?”

– we simply walk away from our Dilemmas and begin to Create a New World by rearranging the shards of the Olde one and adding some new touches, like Joy and Effortlessness.